In Search of African Israelites

Here’s what is coming up on The Remnant Road on Hebrew Nation Radio for Monday, May 22:

In the 8th chapter of Acts we find the familiar story of Philip baptizing an Ethiopian government official (Acts 8:26-40). The story is so familiar that we rarely think through its significance. Why was this African going to Jerusalem? He had traveled 1,500 miles up the Nile Valley and across the Sinai Peninsula in a chariot just to worship. Seems like a lot of trouble for no apparent purpose – unless this Ethiopian man had some connection to Israel.

Actually, he did. The man was a Hebrew, most likely Jewish, and he was coming to Jerusalem in obedience to the Torah commandment to come up and worship YHVH at Pesach (Passover), Shavuot (Pentecost), and Sukkot (Tabernacles).
This gentleman’s presence in Judea indicates the breadth and depth of Africa’s Hebraic roots. That is the subject we will investigate with Charity Dell, an African-American scholar with a wealth of knowledge about her own Hebrew roots and the Hebraic heritage of many people groups across the continent. Charity will help us understand not only the ancient Israelite connections running throughout Africa, but also how those connections facilitated the advance of Christianity beginning in the earliest years of the church. Expect another eye-opening conversation as we explore another long-obscured path of the Remnant Road!

Remnant Road, with Al McCarn and Daniel Holdings, is the Monday edition of the Hebrew Nation Morning Show, airing live at 11:00–1:00 EST, 8:00-10:00 PST at, and on podcast at any time.

© Albert J. McCarn and The Barking Fox Blog, 2016.  Permission to use and/or duplicate original material on The Barking Fox Blog is granted, provided that full and clear credit is given to Albert J. McCarn and The Barking Fox Blog with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Author: Albert J. McCarn

I am a lifelong disciple of Jesus (Yeshua) of Nazareth, an avid student of the Bible, a devoted husband and father, a 29-year veteran of the United States Army, and a historian who connects people with their own stories.

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