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Are Igbos The Lost Descendents Of The Jews?

i beliv that igbo are the lost tribes of isreal, eri and aro

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@ Ikenga, your contribution made sense.

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Hasn't Igboland been populated for 5000 years? Wouldn't that automatically make them older than all the so called Abrahamic peoples? And by the way, I'm a child of Agukwu-Nri. One thing about Nri that alot of pepole don't know is that it used to accept folks from all over Igboland who wanted to start over and begin new lives. Most of the people from Nri who are claiming Jewish descent are probably trying to cover up the fact that they are not really from Nri.

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^^are you intentionally funny or what.

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The origin of Igbo can be said to be originated from the jews because some of our traditional cultures are practiced simultaneously by the Jews. So it can be said that Igbos are Jews that migrated.

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^^^^^^^^^^^

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Sweet Fanny Adams! The Igbos are a tribe far different from the Jews. Okay, we have similar traditions-so what?! They are rather the lost tribe of the Igbos.

Negro(i despise that nomenclature-do i have a choice?) is the oldest race there is. Hence, every other race sprung thence.

So, the Hebrews may have sprung from the Igbos, not otherwise. It doesn't help our already corrupted mentality, that we are a 'lost tribe' of the Jews(caucasians), the nerves!

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^^^^^^^^correct

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^Chief Rabbi Confirm Ebos Jews and Hebrews as lost Tribe of Ephraim

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^another Jewish Rabbi man claiming that igbo are from Hebrew/jews

^^^^^^^^^^^^^here is my thread about it

http://www.nairaland.com/nigeria/topic-774700.0.html#msg9274256

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i dont think ndiigbo are jews,until someone proves me wrong i believe igbo is igbo,this jewish affinity has to be because ndiigbo have come to embrace christianity and hence wish to be a part of jesus christ nation.this idea of igbo being jews is just wishful thinking .

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always good to research roots.

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Ephramites are from ephraim, Gadites are from Gad. manassheites are from manessah, levites are from levi,as jews are from the tribe of Judah. It is wrong and insulting to refer to an ephramite or Gad as a jew or to categorise all hebrews as jews. They decended from various tribes not just from one tribe. Igbos are hebrews not jews. The nationality is hebrew, the tribes are 12.

Originally hebrews are black, Judges 16: 19, " And she mad him sleep on her knees and called for a man and shave off the seven locks of his head", i.e (modern day, dred locked hair).

Further confirmation of igbos as hebrews can be seen, which was done this year 2010 can be seen:

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I know the site has links to various other Nri-related sites as well as various articles. What kind of information are you looking for, exactly?

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please for your information, we igbo's are not jews as you said, but you. hahahahahhahhaha

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Long story short, madlady, the Igbo are a heterogeneous bunch. For that reason, Eri/Nri are on their own. They don't equate to the rest of Igbo. So it would be wrong to call the Igbo "Jews/Hebrews" just because the Eri/Nri are thought of/called/considered to be "Jews/Hebrews".

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If Eri/Nri people are Jews/Hebrews then let us simply say that Eri/Nri people are Jews/Hebrews; not the rest of Igbo.

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@ifygurl, are u a fulani and igbo at the same time? @topic: igbos originated frm babel after the language mix up!

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Eri was a people, not a person. You have to understand that in the Bible, many things are written in a figurative manner that we often take literally. Names frequently are not the actual names of people, but are whole towns, tribes kingdoms or other regions. For instance: what we know as "Adam and Eve" really means "Man and Life". Adam was an ancient Hebrew term meaning Man and Eve was a term that means Life. But we read it and think that these are literally the first two people on Earth. Not so. How do you think that "people" in the Bible lived for hundreds or even thoudands of years? The answer is that these were not single "people" at all, but were entire tribes of people who lived together.

b t w though, that date "2345 b.c" is odviously very incorrect. It should read something else,

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Igbos are French. We originated from Gaul.

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Can you explain? if you have the time.

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I don't doubt it. Halie Selassie I was a Jew. Yep, direct descendant of David. But I think the guy maybe got it right who said that the Jews could be descendants of the Igbo, not the other way around.

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You call a group of people with a population of over 40 million a tribe?  A population larger than that of canada. Why do you insult yourself? You just parrot your colonial masters lies.

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There's no such thing as a jew. Whatever those impostors do over there in is-real-lie/israel is nothing but a falsification of what we had. Don't you get it?

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Igbos are not Jews. Archeological evidences proved that the presence of the Igbos tribe in the eastern Nigeria predates the migration of Abraham from persia to canaan. The Igbos are an ancient bushmen that dwelt in the rain forest of the eastern Nigeria for more than five thousand years back! Their potteries have not changed much!

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Igbos are Jews

Igbos are ethiopian

Igbos are Egyptian

Igbos are this and that

abeg, ENOUGH ALREADY

Igbos are Igbos.

I'm not Jewish.

Enough Already

Igbos are IGBOS. A tribe found in West Africa.

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My friend read correctly. Eri wasn't the founder of "Nri kingdom", it was his descendant Nri that did.

@ all

There's no such thing as a jew. There's no J in the hebraic alphabets. The so-called jews at is-real-lie/israel are imposters. They are kazaars who have no historical nor biological connection to that land (canaan). Do yourselves a favour and do some research on the history of the kazaars.

The true God elect are the descendants of alkebulan(so-called black africans).

FYI: civilization spreads from south to north and not north to south. Alkebulanites took civilization to the north(kemet,arabia,nubia,ethiopia etc) and other continents before fleeing back south upon a series of invasions by persian, white and arab invaders.

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I am not the originator of the story, so whatevere the percieved inconsistency cannot be attributed to me. I simply pasted what I found and also provided the source.

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I'm sure if Igbos are Jews it would have been proven by now. There are ways of testing such things, Igbos do not share the same mtDNA Haplogroup as Jews. Stop trying to claim Jewish ancestry, it gets annoying after a while.

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@youngies

That's not a credible source at all. Its amazing how many people would believe anything on the internet. Why must you feel that that to be special, you have to be related to the Jews, why can't you be proud of yourself as an individual. Na inferiority complext dey worry us sha. The belief that white people are better than us, what nonsense, that's the lasting legacy of colonialism. Thank God the white people didn't stay past 1960, we would have ended up like South Africa.

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@youngies

Look your story is inconsistent. See below

In 2345BC Eri was high priest in Egypt, the same Eri lived till 900AD to now be the founder of the "Nri kingdom". Haba, my brother check your facts. I'm not saying you are wrong or right but i dodon'think Eri would have lived that long. (2345BC - 900AD) at least.

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IGBOS ARE JEWS;stale folktale

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"We practiced circumcision like the Jews, and made offerings and feasts on that occasion in the same manner as they did. Like them also, our children were named from some event, some circumstance, or fancied foreboding at the time of their birth, we had many purifications a nd washings; indeed almost as many, and used on the same occasions, if my recollection does not fail me, as the Jews"

@elosela

The Yorubas do the same thing and several other tribes in Africa and Nigeria do the same thing but it does not make them Jews, by the way where is your source. The israeli's sent arms to everywhere in the continent wherever there was a civil war. Israel sells a lot of arms also if you don't know, just like the Russians sell the Kalashnikov rifle (AK-47), so the Israeli's sell Uzzi's.

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I am not a Jew Man, am a Game Man

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IF YOU BELIEVE IN CREATION AND NOT EVOLUTION, YOU WOULD DEFINITELY AGREE WITH ME THAT WE ALL CAME FROM THE MIDDLE EAST WHICH IS THE BIRTH PLACE OF HUMANKIND, PROCEEDING FROM THE GARDEN OF EDEN WHICH WAS WATERED BY THE THE RIVER TIGRIS AND EUPHRATES MENTIONED IN THE BIBLE, IS IN TODAY`S IRAK IN THE MIDDLE EAST, NOT TO MENTION WHERE NOAH AND HIS FAMILY `S ARK SURFACED- ON MOUNT ARARAT, STILL IN THE MIDDLE EAST. HOW ABOUT THE GREAT ANCIENT CITY, BABYLON WHERE LANGUAGES WERE BORN AND THE GREAT EXODUS ALL BEGAN? THINK ABOUT IT!

MY CONCLUSION ON THIS REGARD GOES WITHOUT SAYING THAT, WE ALL CAME FROM THE MIDDLE EAST TO AFRICA AND NOT VICE VERSA. BE YOU IGBO,YORUBA, IBIBIO, HAUSA, FULANI OHHH! WE`RE ALL GOD`S CREATION FROM SOMEWHERE UP THERE ( ISREAL, LIBANON, IRAN, TURKEY, IRAK, ETC. ) ACROSS THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA. APART FROM THE BIBLE, EVEN LEGEND AND ORAL TRADITION DOES ATTEST TO THIS VERY FACT.

FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO BELIEVE IN MANKIND ORIGINATING FROM AFRICA, CHEW YOUR CUD A LITTLE BIT BEFORE YOU GET BRAINWASHED BY SOME LOCO SCIENTIST.

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In Olaudah Equiano's autobiography he described life in 16th century Igbo village and many of the cultural aspects and the way things were done closely resembled the Jewish way of life.

Here is a brief extract from his book:

"We practiced circumcision like the Jews, and made offerings and feasts on that occasion in the same manner as they did. Like them also, our children were named from some event, some circumstance, or fancied foreboding at the time of their birth, we had many purifications a nd washings; indeed almost as many, and used on the same occasions, if my recollection does not fail me, as the Jews"

I also heard that during the Nigerian civil war, the Jew's in Israel sent aid and arms to the Igbos.

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Na wetin inferiority complex dey cause. Many Africans want to claim a link to a place outside Africa

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The son of abraham,isaac and jacob,what christians profess everyday,all jewish historical figures,myth or not,yet they hate the jews.

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A jew is a symbol struggle against international and local persecution, bad leadership,racism,injustice,slavery,jealousy and unwarranted prejudices,but for palistine, blackman can identify with that.In the case of christ,people love christ him today because they believe his is jewish,he came with a message of consolation and spiritual power for the oppressed jews at the time of roman occupation of their land, a change from the old to new.It is not just the physical jew,but mental and spiritual jew,transformation in the face of persecution.I love the jews for their tenacity and intelligence,that is what people like hitler hates and dreads.

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To some extent it is true,because the ibos are very shrewd and industrious just like the jews.But for blind goverments in nigeria,igbo land will be the japan of africa.Sometimes i begin to appreciate the vision of Emeka Ojukwu,he was ahead of his time.

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Titosantin, Titosantin MUST be banned from Nairaland for violating the rule, "hateful comment against any race or people, His comment: "Igbos are rebels and treason minded tribe" is a hateful comment that must be dealt with.

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Titosantin, You are an Igbo hater!! You must be jealous of the great Igbo tribe, You wish you were Igbo. Your comment have nothing to do with the topic. If you do not have anything to say, just read others' comments and shut ur damn mouth!

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I don't think am any jew, am just Igbo.

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na wahoooo, what has igbo's maybe being jewish got to do with them not being black or about osu. fiakwa

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who cares if we came from isreal or whatever, we are still black and that's it.

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Finally, someone saying sth reasonable. I think one of these Jewish wanna-bes should take a cheek swab to verify his/her semitic origins before blabbing trash on NL

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why yall hate been black,u guys look and talk the same as other tribes in naija but yall claim to be jews oh haba.

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hising,shaking head and passing solemly

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Good point. Maybe the rest will be called PERIPHERAL Igbo

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History

The Igbo appear to have settled in their present area thousands of years ago possibly from Egypt/Sudan.

The origin of the Igbo people is still a subject of speculation and debate. To give some directions in the issue, we must look at Nigeria's oldest Kingdom, the Nri Kingdom as well as oral tradition (through sometimes fragmentary) and genetics and linguistics.

, like any group of people, they are anxious to discover their origin and reconstruct how they came to be how they are. , their experiences under colonialsim and since Nigeria’s Independence have emphasized for them the reality of their group identity which they want to anchor into authenticated history.

Analysis of the sources available has led researchers to the Nri Kingdom. The Nri Kingdom is the oldest Kingdom in what is now known as Nigeria today. Exact dating of its establishment is not known and made even more obscure since modern day popular dating of the Nri Kingdom, 900AD, conflicts with the establishment of another in Nigeria, the Benin Kingdom which is also popularly dated to 900AD. Via Igbo oral tradition and studies and anthropological evidences, the Nri Kingdom was founded by the progenitor Eri(or Eru). Nri (founder of the Nri-Clan) was the son of Eri.

Speculation of the origin of the Igbo beings when one starts to trace the origin of Eri. By archeological account, in around 2345BC in Ancient Egypt, "M-Eru-ka (or Eru/Eri)" became a high priest to Pharaoh Teti. Because of this, the Egyptian origin of the Igbo people as many have insisted is also backed by linguistic evidences proving many Egyptian words survive in Igbo today and has led researchers to focus in this area.

According to Eze Nri, Nri-Enwelana II, the "Nri Kingdom is the oldest Kingdom in Nigeria. It was founded around 900AD by the progenitor, Eri, the son of Gad. According to biblical accounts, Jacob had Leah as his wife who begot four sons for him. When Leah noticed she had passed child-bearing age, she gave her maid – servant, Zilpah to Jacob to wife, and through Zilpah he had a son named Gad. Gad then bigot Eri, who later formed a clan known as Erites vide Genesis Chapter 30 verse 9; 46 verse 16 and Numbers chapter 26 verses 15-19. Eri was therefore amongst the twelve tribes of Israel via Gad."

"During their stay in Egypt Eri became the high priest and spiritual adviser to Pharaoh Teti, the fifth dynastic king of Egypt around 2400 BC."

"During the Exodus, which marked the beginning of the mass movement of the tribes of Israel, the tribe of Eri was amongst the tribe that left Egypt following the injunction from God to the Israelites (see Deuteronomy chapter 28 verses 58 – 68). Some of these tribes founded settlements in the southern part of Sudan, where they established the “Nok” culture, which is similar to that of other (sun Cult) culture, like Nri, Fiji, Samoa, and Jukun in the Northern part of Nigeria and elsewhere.

But others who could not remain in the Southern Sudan traveled further South, some branched off to Jukun, in Northern part of Nigeria, others continued and arrived at the confluence of Rivers Niger and Anambara known as “Ezu-na-Ọmambala” and settled there while some veered off to the Island of Fiji in the South Pacific Ocean. An intelligence report notes that the Fijians have the same sun culture with the people of Nri."

"However, the Hebriac/Egyptian origins theory is the official account of the present Eze Nri, Nri-Enwelana II, who went further to trace Eri’s origin to the biblical Eri (the son of Gad, the son of Jacob)."

In addition to the pattern of evidences of migration from Egypt, other people also entered the Igbo territory in about the fourteenth or fifteenth centuries. Many of these people still exhibit different characteristics from that of the traditional Igbo people – for example geographical marginality, the institution of kingship, a hierarchical title system.

The Igbo word "Igbo" is now used in three senses, to describe Igbo territory, to identify the Igbo people (whether they speak the Igbo language or not) and to Identify the language spoken by Igbo people.(see (A.E. Afigbo,1981: Ropes of Sand, Caxton Press,Ibadan. and T. Shaw:1970; "Igbo Ukwu: An Account of Archaeological Discoveries in Eastern Nigeria", Faber and Faber, pp. 268-285).

http://www.answers.com/igbo

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Here we go again. CORE IGBO? So the rest are fake Igbo? Isn't this another 'Osu' concept in the making? I taya for you people o.

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Dont people know that there are Black Jews?, Why do people associate Jewish with being caucasion, that is a gross misunderstanding.

I don't think it means that all Igbos have Jewish ancestry, they are no means the only Africans to claim Jewish links, the Lemba tribe also mad such claims which because of how they look, were continually ignored as false, until they had DNA testing which revealed that some of their number (the Buba clan) had migrated from Sena in the Middle East and indeed have Jewish ancestry. I think instead of debating, someone should conduct a DNA study.

At the end of the day, we are Igbo and Nigerian full stop, but should we not also find out about our migratory origins, whatever they may be?

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