Hebrews Words of Igbo Origin - Onyeji Nnaji
|The image of Eri, the fist Igbo ancestor|
People should stop interpreting the cultural similarities of the Igbo and Israel to mean that one migrated from the other. How long shall we continue to bear the names given to us by foreigners even when we have names given to us at birth. Igbo name children after ancestors, mourn deaths, observe circumcision etc. each of which has an aspects of the Igbo history it depicted. Israel observe almost all of these; but rather than allow them to form parts of their history, they claimed their God told their father to observe them. But people have not studied to realise that the word ''Hebrew" originated from Moses in Egypt and that it was the same Moses who invented the Hibrew tongue. If you read the late 19th century publication of Rudolph R. Windsor you will see how Hebrew tongue was formed. If you want to know the origin of this deceitful claim, read the next subheading below.
The Confusionists' Claims
Colonial Masters knew the truth about the Igbo race. If you study the works of MacGregor you will notice that they knew that the human history evolved from Africa, but the exact point and people among whom human history stemmed was the big question. If you read the account of Mungo Park's expedition of the Niger, you will hear him say that he was told already before the journey that the river has a course: flowing towards the place of beginning. Read also the account of the missionary, Pa Elton, and hear him lament that we did not know that creation began with us. So, when they stepped into Igboland, they sought to hear our story but could not untill 1911 when Eze Nri (Obalike) told the Igbo story at a court in Awka.
Unfortunately, the more curious historians and archaeologists who had had their minds deluged by the thought of Egypt and Israel origin for the Igbo race were not there. Yes, the likes of Basden and Jeffrey were not there to hear the truth. That is why someone would wake up today to say that Ndigbo originated from Egypt which was founded by Umudiala pygmies or Israel who wedded Igbo culture into theirs from Egypt. Abomination! Researchers who want to have glimpse of Igbo history should read the works of Northcote Thomas. He was in the meeting when Obalike told the world who we are for the first time. Read the works of Onwuejiogwu and learn what the Igbo origin is.
Hebrews Words Traced to Igbo
(h)amara or mara
Let there be
Let it be/let there be
Let there be light
Haa ya owuru
Allow it to lit
Name of the creating deity
Sun (Igbo also take the sun as the creation deity).
Go to the beginning
Go to the beginning