28:68 - The Parallel between Israel's
First Captivity in
Egypt and our last captivity in the Americas
Is Israel a Servant? Is he a home born slave? Why is he spoiled
~ Jeremiah 2:14 ~
This is a caption of slaves working in the fields of the Southern United
States. This was only one of the many backbreaking tasks the slaves had to do.
They would often work from before the sun came up to after the sun went down.
(Taken from the movie Roots)
What I will
attempt to do with this page is show the parallel's between the Hebrews in
Egyptian bondage and the last captivity in the America's. The similarities as
you will see are undeniable.
The history of the Israelite
nation began in the land of Ham which was ancient Egypt. Israel spent 430 years
in Egypt, they entered 70 in number (including Joseph and his family) and left
with well over a million plus Israelites. Israel's "Egyptian" History
began with Joseph. Joseph was one of the twelve sons of Jacob. He was sold into
Egypt as a slave by Ishmaelite, he was the first Israelite that was in bondage
in Egypt. Had Joseph not been sold into Egyptian bondage the Israelites history
(in Egypt) would not have been the same as we know it today. Now lets began to
look at the undeniable parallel between the Hebrews 1st captivity in Egypt, and
their last great captivities in the America's Lets start this off with the
prophecies of Deuteronomy Chapter 28 Verse 68, which states :
"And Yah shall bring
you into Egypt again with SHIPS, by the way whereof I spake unto you, You shall
see it no more again and there you shall be sold unto your enemies as bondmen
and bondwomen and no man shall buy you.
I have shown how this
particular curse relate to Israel in the America's (see part 3). But pay
attention to the beginning of this verse, it says Yah shall bring Israel back
into Egypt with ships. This prophecy was spoken to the Israelites as they were
just leaving (freed) from physical Egyptian bondage. Israel walked out of Egypt
on dry land and could have walked backed on dry land, because during biblical
times (and before the digging of the Suez Canal 1865) Israel and Egypt was one
continual land mass. So why did Yah mention them going back into Egypt in ships?
Simple, Yah was going to send Israel back into a captivity similar to the
captivity they had just left in Egypt, but this time they were going back in
Notice in this verse it says Israel will be sold to their enemies, it doesn't
say they will be sold to the Egyptians. This is showing us that the
"Egypt" mention in this verse is not the Physical land located in
North East Africa. But a spiritual captivity that is reflected of the 1st
Egyptian bondage. In Part 3 (Deuteronomy Chapter 28) it was noted that in
scripture Egypt was a symbol of bondage to the Israelites.
Egypt is called The House
Of Bondage (Ex 13:3,14 / 20:4,- DEUT 5:6 / 7:8 / 26:6),
The Iron Furnace (DEUT 4:20),
Furnace of Affliction (Isaiah 48:10), which are all synonymous with hard slavery.
Deuteronomy 28:68 is telling
us Israel will go into a parallel Egyptian captivity in ships, this has happen
to the Hebrews (“BLACKS”) in the western hemisphere, with the coming of the
Trans Atlantic slave trade. Nowhere in scripture does it says Deut 28:68 had
occurred during biblical times.
So lets look at the parallel's between the Hebrews 1st and last captivity.
(NOTE: I will start this
off with Joseph in Egypt because it is with Joseph that the Israelites history
in Egypt began, so I will point out a few things that happen to Joseph as they
were to became a symbol of the things to come for his people).
1A. Joseph was sold by the Ishmaelite
(Arabs) to the Egyptians as a Slave. (Genesis 37:27- 28 - 39:1-2).
This is the beginning of the Israelites history in Egypt.
1B. Hebrews were being sold into slavery by the Arabs 1,000 years before the
Europeans arrived. It was the Arabs that first sold Hebrews to the Europeans
(Portuguese). Figures on the Arab slave trade in Africa are hard to come by, but
the historian Paul Lovejoy estimates that some 9.85 million "Africans"
(Hebrews) were shipped out as slaves to Arabia and, in small numbers, to the
Indian sub-continent. Lovejoy breaks his figures down as follows: Between AD 650
and 1600, an average of 5,000 "Africans" (Hebrews) were shipped out by
This makes a rough total of 7.25 million. Then, between 1600 and 1800, another
1.4 million Hebrews were shipped out by the Arabs. The 19th century represented
the highest point of the Arabian trade where up to 120,000 "Hebrews"
were shipped out every year. The total figure for the 19th century alone was 1.2
million slaves to Arabia. According to Lovejoy, another 4.1 million Africans
were shipped across the Red Sea to the Persian Gulf and India. "This trade
also, with the notable exception of some Portuguese involvement in the area of
Mozambique, and of 18th and 19th century French exports to islands under their
control in the Indian Ocean, was largely conducted by Arab Muslims," adds
Duncan Clarke. Arabs are continuing to buy and sell Hebrews into slavery
throughout the southern Sudan and other Arab countries.
2A. Joseph name was changed to
Zaphnathpaaneah by Pharaoh.
2B. The Changing of the Hebrews ("blacks") name was a common practice
here in the America's. Let me correct myself here, the changing of the Hebrews
name was the norm. It was much more than just common, read any slave narrative,
and the slave will tell you how his slave master changed his name. I'm not sure
what the name Pharaoh gave to Joseph meant. But I'm willing to bet that it was a
name that was in accordance with the "gods" of Egypt. I know for sure
that many of the names we received in the America's were according to the slave
master's religion ("god") of Christianity. And many names were given
to us according to the slave master's heritage.
3A. Joseph was Thrown in Jail
because his slave master's wife wanted to sleep with him, but he refused. So she
lied and said he tried to rape her. (Genesis 39: 7, 10 12, 19, 20)
3B. This sound very familiar to anybody who is familiar with the Hebrews
("African American") history in the U.S.. There were Many Hebrew men
during slavery who were "falsely" accused of raping or making sexual
advances toward the Master's (white women) wife. Most who were accused were
Lynched (killed) and many were also sent to jail. Even after slavery many Hebrew
men and Hebrew towns got destroyed because a "white woman" falsely
accused them of raping her.
4A. The Children of Israel had
a population growth in Egypt. The Egyptians were afraid of this growth because
they feared that Israel would join one of their enemies and come against them.
(Exodus 7:9-10, 12).
4B. The population of the descendants of slaves in western hemisphere countries
in 1950 was 48,000,000. The biggest success story in sheer numbers among the
Hebrew communities of the New World was in the U.S. When the "legal"
slave trade with Africa ended in 1808 there were about 1,000,000 Hebrews in
North America. When chattel slavery ended in 1865 there were about 4.5 million
(a 3.5 million population increase). In 1950 there were 15 million and in 1990
there were at least 30-35 million Hebrews here. (a 24 ˝ - 29 million population
increase in 125yrs).
This population growth was not the result to any significant degree of slave
breeding by the masters. The majority of slaves brought to the west, were
brought mainly to other western ("Latin" America) countries. North
America didn't receive a majority of the slaves brought to this hemisphere. The
Hebrews (so called African Americans) population is the result of natural
growth. To be considered "African American" mean you are a descendant
of the slaves that were brought to North America.
The American government has always been fearful of us Joining unto one of it's
enemies and coming against them. During the Revolution war, the government
thought our people would join forces with the British. They thought we would
join forces with the Indians, They thought we would join forces with the
Communist and so on and so on. This is why the government is fearful today of
any kind of "pro black" movement. They believe just as Pharaoh did
that we will rise up (join one of their enemies) and come against them. The
government has been fearful of this during slavery and even now.
5A. Egyptians put hard bondage
on the Hebrews they put taskmasters over them in the field, to increase their
bondage (Exodus 1: 11,14).
5B. Slavery in the America's was known as the "peculiar institution".
It is also said to be the worst form of slavery ever. Slavery in the west was
very hard, the slaves worked all day and part of the night under some very
extreme conditions. The Ancient Egyptians assigned Taskmasters over the Ancient
Hebrews. In the America's the Taskmasters were called overseers. The Job
of both the Egyptian taskmasters and overseers were to keep the slaves "in
line". Both were assign over the Hebrews in the fields. Both made the jobs
of the slaves harder they were the "drivers", They push the slaves to
the limited. The Plantation overseers in the America's were usually whites who
threatened and tortured our people in order to get more work out of them. It was
the taskmasters and overseers who were responsible for flogging / whipping the
slaves. It was the Job of the taskmasters / overseers to make sure the slaves
finish all their work. The Job of the ancient Egyptian taskmasters were the same
as the Overseers in the America's.
Egyptian Taskmaster Beating a Slave
An Egyptian Slave endures a flogging / whipping in this fresco found
in a tomb from the "New Kingdom". The Number of Slaves
increased dramatically during the "NEW KINGDOM" (1570-1085
B.C.E) as a result of foreign conquest. The Israelites were in
captivity during this time period.
6A. The Hebrews
Spent over 400 years in Egypt, 430 to be exact. (Exodus 12:40)
6B. We have spent over 400
years here in the America's. Slaves were first brought to this hemisphere in the
1500's, Slaves were in North America as early as 1521, which was over 400 years
ago. Slaves were first brought to the ENGLISH colony of West virgin in 1619. But
other colonies such as the Spanish already had slaves here.
7A. According to many scholars and Egyptologist, the Hebrews were more than
likely freed from bondage under the Reign of Pharaoh Rameses II (Son of Seti I).
7B. The Hebrews ("African
Americans") were freed from chattel slavery under President Abraham
Lincoln. Neither Lincoln or Rameses wanted to free the Hebrews. Pharaoh Rameses
made this known in Exodus 14:5 - Which states:
"And it was told the king
of Egypt that the people fled and the heart of Pharaoh and of his servants was
turned against the people and they said, why have we done this, that we have let
Israel go from serving us.
Lincoln made it known he didn't want to free the slaves by his statement:
"If I could save the Union without freeing any slave, I would do it."
Both Lincoln and Rameses are known as the Greatest Leaders of their countries
(United States and Ancient Egypt). Rameses is Best Known as Rameses the
Great....Many historians call Lincoln the greatest U.S. President Ever. Israel
was freed from chattel slavery during the reign of Egypt Greatest Pharaoh and We
were freed From Chattel slavery during the "Reign" of the U.S.
Memorial Statues of Pharaoh
Rameses II and President Abraham Lincoln.
8A. Hebrews built treasure
cities for Pharaoh such as Rameses and Pithoms. (Exodus 1:11)
8B. Hebrews built many of the
cities in the U.S. But we also built their treasure city (capitol) of Washington
D.C. In a recent Associate Press article this was revealed. Here is a portion of
WASHINGTON (AP) - “Some
workers who helped build the White House and Capitol, two national landmarks of
democracy and freedom, weren't free at all. They were slaves, and a local
television station reported Thursday that it has obtained the pay slips to prove
it. Historians have known for years that local property owners loaned slaves to
help build the president's residence and the meeting house of Congress, but
details of their work have laid in archives and libraries for generations.
On Thursday, WRC-TV, an NBC-owned station in Washington, reported that it had
obtained actual pay statements found in Treasury Department papers at the
National Archives. The station reported that the two building projects employed
650 people over eight years, including 400 slaves and more than 50 free blacks.
The slaves earned $5 a month, which was given to slave owners, who hired them
out, the station reported”.
As was stated at the beginning of this page, I have tried to show the parallel
between the Hebrews in Egypt and the Hebrews in the United States. There are a
few more parallel's that I will add once I have done a little more research into
them. But this was done to show you that Israel was Prophesy to come back into
Egypt in Ships. And When millions of Men, Women and children were stolen from
the continent of Africa and brought into the west in ships, this was the
fulfillment of that prophecy. That's why there is a parallel between both
working in the fields of ancient Egypt
working in the fields of the U.S.