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This depiction of the TUAT is taken from “Black Man of The Nile and His Family” by Yoseph ben Yochannan (Y ben Y) on page 368. The caption under the illustration reads, “From Egypt, The Tuat and the Twelve Hours of the Night, hewn in stone in the Great Pyramid of Gizeh. In the Christian doctrine the twelve gates of heaven were taken from this.”
Also in in the book “We The Black Jews – Witness to the ‘White Jewish Race’ Myth, Vols.1&2 by Y ben Y , on page 160, the same illustration is depicted with the caption, “The Tuat and the Twelve Hours of the Night, hewn in stone in the Great Pyramid of Ghizeh. Certainly our fellow African brothers saw to it that in Egypt we were to receive our ‘Star of David’ so many Jews, Christians, Moslems/Muslims, et al., believe originated in Judaism.
The source of the “Tuat” illustration depicted in Dr. Y ben Y’s books is “Signs and Symbols of Primordial Man” By Albert Churchward, p.24 [fig.12]
It would be nice if any “Egyptologists” could comment, corroborate, confirm or debunk this.
CONCERNING THE AFRICA ISRAEL HYPOTHESIS AVATAR ON WORDPRESS
I have met with and corresponded with various Egyptologists, both Nubian and Egyptian scholars regarding the veracity of the claim that the above depiction chosen for the AFRICA ISRAEL HYPOTHESIS AVATAR for this blog that it was actually “hewn in stone in the Great Pyramid of Gizeh.” All denied this. I later found the same exact depiction in a book http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/71126.Signs_Symbols_of_Primordial_Man with the same exact claim:
“From Egypt, The Tuat and the Twelve Hours of the Night, hewn in stone in the Great Pyramid of Gizeh.”(23)
Y ben Y adds to this, “Certainly our fellow African brothers saw to it that in Egypt we were to receive our ‘Star of David’ so many Jews, Christians, Moslems/Muslims, et al., believe originated in Judaism.” as one continuous paragraph.
Churchward the author of “Signs & Symbols of Primordial Man: The Evolution of Religious Doctrines from the Eschatology of the Ancient Egyptians” says of this symbol called the Tuat:
“The division here in twelve parts, the twelve signs of the Zodiac, twelve tribes of Israel, twelve gates of heaven mentioned in Revelation, and twelve entrances or portals to be passed through the Great Pyramid, before reaching the highest degree, and twelve Apostles in the Christian doctrines, and the twelve original and perfect points in Masonry.” (p.22).
Concerning the Tuat, Churchward says it was, “worked out by the Astro-Egyptians [meaning Assyrian-Egyptian] mythologists.”
I will leave to the critical reader the veracity of Y ben Y’s claims and the conclusions he draws for them. I would say that at the very least they are debatable and might not meet the scholarly “Standards of Evidence” that would make it immune to evidential inquiry. Evidential inquiry seeks physical evidence and separates it from myth. Truth is always better than fiction and on what ever side truth resides, it can afford to be fair to the investigation of its claims. I like the words of Ronald Reagan who sagely stated, “Trust but verify.”
Whatever conclusion one makes on Y ben Y’s claims about the Tuat, it is not original, and there is not a shred of physical evidence that it is “hewn in stone in the Great Pyramid.” The Jewish origin theory of Africans that Y ben Y advanced was condemed by Churchward. Churchward states about the work of British archeologist Richard Nicklin Hall, “Mr. Hall in his work, ‘The Great Zimbabwe,” draws a page of customs (100-101) of the Makalanga and the Jews, showing that they derived all these from the ‘”Jews of ancient times.”’ and are descendants of the same. We cannot agree with Mr. Hall and others who have come to this conclusion. No doubt many of the customs are the same, because we know that the Jews borrowed nearly all their laws and customs from the ancient Egyptians, and therefore they would be identical with them.”(76) Churchward and my hypothesis agree! The claims that Hall makes regarding the origin of the Zimbabwean Makalanga from ”Jews of ancient times” is identical to the claims the Lemba make of their origins which my hypothesis challenges.
To Y ben Y’s credit, he completely renounced and distanced himself from those referred to “and others” in Churchwards disagreement with those in cahoots with Richard Nicklin Hall. Y ben Y’s scholarship changed as he shed westocentic epistemologies of Jewish origins of Africans that were bought on by the African colonialist scholarship of Hall’s book published in 1902. Hall’s work has been totally discredited here, http://www.manuampim.com/ZIMBABWE.html, The effect and influence of Hall’s scholarship in the hands of Christian missionaries in the missions schools upon African notions of origin and identity can hardly be underestimated.
The Lemba claims to a Jewish historiography are also challenged within the article here http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/ancient/mysteries-of-great-zimbabwe.html.
At some time the Tuat avatar chosen for AfricaIsrael on WordPress will be changed to something more appropriate. It is evident that claims for it do not meet the “Standards of Evidence” nor can such claims stand up to the scrutiny of evidential inquiry.
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