Are black Americans really the Hebrew descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob?
- ScarecrowLv 52 months agoBest Answer
Some of them may be. When the Hebrews left Egypt (populated by "blacks" during biblical times) many of the Egyptians went with them, sojourning among them and having children with them. Also, Joseph's wife was Egyptian and she gave him two sons. But don't fall for the "we are the lots tribes of Israel" crap...that is a delusion.
- PubliusLv 72 months ago
Only if they have Abrahamic ancestors somewhere in their family trees. Black Americans are mostly descended from kingdoms in Africa which came from Ham, one of the sons of Noah.
- Anonymous2 months ago
No. Jewish people have mixed with various races though around the world... so it is totally possible to find people with African and Jewish heritage.
JEWISH ETHNIC DIVERSITIES:
The two-millennia Jewish Diaspora led to the formation of separate ethnic communities with a shared tradition but distinct practices. German-descended Ashkenazi Jews comprise over 75 percent of the world’s Jewish population, and Iberian-descended Sephardic Jews comprise up to 20 percent.
Mizrahi Jews (Middle eastern Jews). These are Jews who remained in the Middle East, not interbreeding with the European cultures (producing Ashkenazi Jews). Mizrahi Jews are mixed with Middle Eastern cultures, such as: Babylon, Iraq, Syria, Bahrain, Kuwait, Dagestan, Azerbaijan, Iran, Uzbekistan, the Caucasus, Kurdistan, Afghanistan, India, Pakistan
Ashkenazi (European Jews). The dispersion of Jews in European countries... more commonly northern Europe (beginning with Western Germany and Northern France) in the Middle Ages. Ethnically, they are European and Jewish, as they are the offspring resulting from European and Jewish interbreeding. The traditional diaspora language of Ashkenazi Jews is Yiddish (a Germanic language with elements of Hebrew and Aramaic). The Ashkenazi religious rite developed in cities such as Mainz, Worms, and Troyes. The eminent French Rishon rabbi Shlomo Itzhaki (Rashi) would have a significant influence on the Jewish religion.
Spanish and Portuguese (Sephardic) Jews. Jews who settled in the Iberian peninsula (Spanish diaspora, Ladino language)
Maghrebi Jews (North African Jews). Established Jewish communities had existed in North Africa long before the arrival of Sephardi Jews, expelled from Portugal and Spain. Due to proximity, the term 'Maghrebi Jews' (Moroccan Jews, Algerian Jews, Tunisian Jews, and Libyan Jews) often refers to Egyptian Jews as well. These Jews, those from North Africa, constitute the second largest Jewish diaspora group. - Wikipedia source
Ethiopian Jews (Beta Israel): Jews whose lived in the area of the Kingdom of Aksum and the Ethiopian Empire that is currently divided between the Amhara and Tigray Regions of Ethiopia and Eritrea. Most of these peoples have emigrated to Israel since the late 20th century. The majority of Ethiopian Jews immigrated to Israel in the 1980s and ’90s, where many continue to observe a number of distinct practices and customs. Like the Mizrahi Jews before them, Ethiopian Israelis have encountered discrimination and have had to adapt to a very different culture.
Marranos - Jews in the Iberian peninsula that converted to Roman Catholicism in order to avoid persecution. Some have deemed them Crypto-Jews.
Yemenite Jews - are those Jews who live, or once lived, in Yemen. The term may also refer to the descendants of the Yemenite Jewish community. Between June 1949 and September 1950, the overwhelming majority of Yemen's Jewish population was transported to Israel in Operation Magic Carpet. After several waves of persecution throughout Yemen, most Yemenite Jews now live in Israel, while smaller communities live in the United States and elsewhere. Only a handful remain in Yemen. The few remaining Jews experience intense, and at times violent, anti-Semitism on a daily basis. Yemenite Jews have a unique religious tradition that marks them out as separate from Ashkenazi, Sephardi, and other Jewish groups. They have been described as "the most Jewish of all Jews" and the same with Yemeni Arabs who are described as pure Arabs. Yemenite Jews are generally described as belonging to "Mizrahi Jews", though they differ from the general trend of Mizrahi groups in Israel, which have undergone a process of total or partial assimilation to Sephardic culture and Sephardic liturgy.
- k wLv 72 months ago
nope, the caucasians are, the 10 northern tribes which were millions, gone into captivity, and when released went thru the caucasus mountains to various points, not many so-called historians know of, .....do a search for the 'lost tribes' .......
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- RayalLv 72 months ago
No. Most Africans who were slaves in the Americas were from central Africa and not anywhere near the levant.
Millions of Africans lived their lives without any knowledge of the Jews, Abraham or Christianity for that matter.
- r.wolfpawLv 62 months ago
No one descended from mythical men.
- 𝕾𝖍𝖆𝖉𝖔𝖜𝖋𝖎𝖗𝖊 𝕷𝖎𝖛𝖊𝖘Lv 42 months ago
Are you talking about the so-called black Israelite movement? Because no.
- Anonymous2 months ago
Not at all. The descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, are the Jewish people, and they are in Israel.
- Anonymous2 months ago
NO, but they are Descendants of devil
- FireballLv 72 months ago
WE CANT KNOW THAT CUZ THEY WERE IN AFRICA...