Shalom everyone! The following is part 7 of a series of video lectures called “Shem in the Land of Africa,” by renown educator Rabbi Akwetey Amaah. In this installment, Rabbi Akwetey continues the discussion of Bello‘s claim of the Eastern origins of the Erverh (Hebrew) people of the Slave Coast. According to Bello, the Erverhs migrated to West Africa from the after when the Babylonians destroyed their kingdom along with Ancient Egypt. Due to wars, millions of Erverhs became prisoners of war and were sold into slavery. During the 16th to 19th centuries, millions of Erverhs were captured and sold into slavery during the Transatlantic Slave Trade and transported to the Americas (North America, South America, Caribbean, etc.) Their descendants are known today as African-Americans, African Caribbeans, Afro-Latinos, Negroes, etc. The majority of the Erverh (Hebrew) people, however, still live in West Africa.
Mohammed Bello, the 2nd Sultan of Sokoto, was a Fulani Arab muslim. No Christian missionaries had yet reached this part of Africa, therefore his information could not have been influenced by the Bible. Bello‘s information was passed down to him as oral history by his Fulani/Hausa ancestors over thousands of years:
Shem in the Land of Africa: Part 7 – “Examining Bello’s Statement B” – Akwetey Amaah
Video from Akwetey Amaah/YouTube