Greetings and welcome. There appears to be some pushback in regards to the new revelation teaching of Africa being the land of Shem and, consequently, being the land known as Israel in the Bible.
This has rubbed some feathers in the wrong direction as it goes against mainstream biblical teaching. Africa as a centerpiece goes against mainstream educational teaching. It even pushes against the accuracy and trustworthiness of the actual scriptures.
Quite frankly, teaching this is a slap in the face to the biblical and religious community as a whole. Many people stand to be offended in the face of this revelation.
I remember when I was just 25 years of age learning many of the unconventional truths in the Bible that are opposed to Christianity. Like Christmas, Easter, the Sabbath Day, and the laws, were all things I chopped up and tossed out. I wrote about it in my first book, The 7 Great Lies All Christians Believe… Even the Good Ones. That book was available until recently when Amazon scrubbed all of my books off their website.
It was then I challenged many pastors and the one thing I remember all of them saying to my then 25-year-old self:
You think you’re right and all the pastors scribes, and scholars who have studied this for over 40, even 50 years are wrong?
I remember second guessing myself for a second.
It is as if the establishment cannot be wrong because of their years and all of a sudden we believe they are not purposely misleading.
But here’s the thing with us!
When we publish teachings specifically these newer teachings about Africa as the ideal land of the Creator, we are not doing so to be “hot-shots.” We aren’t doing this for our heritage, or to make Africa something that it is not.
We are simply sharing truths or factual publishings as we come across them. We have the benefit of the Holy Spirit to assist us to connect the dots and lead us to what Africa as the Holy Land actually means.
Recently, we were writing out the story of Deuteronomy chapter 34 and as we were, we ran into something we can put light on. Below are three different versions of the translation of verses one through three (of Deuteronomy chapter 34).
Observe, The James Version:
1 And Moses went up from the plains of Moab unto the mountain of Nebo, to the top of Pisgah, that is over against Jericho. And the Lord showed him all the land of Gilead, unto Dan,
2 And all Naphtali, and the land of Ephraim, and Manasseh, and all the land of Judah, unto the utmost sea,
3 And the south, and the plain of the valley of Jericho, the city of palm trees, unto Zoar.
Observe, the Contemporary English Version:
1 Sometime later, Moses left the lowlands of Moab. He went up Mount Pisgah to the peak of Mount Nebo,[a] which is across the Jordan River from Jericho. The Lord showed him all the land as far north as Gilead and the town of Dan.
2 He let Moses see the territories that would soon belong to the tribes of Naphtali, Ephraim, Manasseh, and Judah, as far west as the Mediterranean Sea.
3 The Lord also showed him the land in the south, from the valley near the town of Jericho, known as The City of Palm Trees, down to the town of Zoar.
Finally, observe the Wycliffe Bible:
1 Therefore Moses went up from the field places of Moab upon the hill of Nebo, into the top of Pisgah, (over) against Jericho. And the Lord showed to him all the land of Gilead, till to Dan, (And so Moses went up from the plains of Moab to Mount Nebo, and then to the top of Mount Pisgah, opposite, or east of, Jericho. And the Lord showed him all the land of Gilead, unto Dan,)
2 and all Naphtali, and the land of Ephraim and of Manasseh, and all the land of Judah, unto the last, or furtherest, sea; (and all of Naphtali, and the land of Ephraim and of Manasseh, and all the land of Judah, as far west as the Great Sea, or the Mediterranean Sea;)
3 and the south part, and the breadth of the field of Jericho, of the city of Palms, till to Zoar. (and the south part, or the Negeb, and the breadth of the plain of Jericho, yea, from the City of Palms, unto Zoar.)
Now, let’s observe the differences. Collectively, they state Moses left the plains, fields, or lowlands of Moab and went to the mountain of Nebo or Pisgah, which is near Jericho. The CEV included the Jordan River as a geo marker, King James and Wycliffe did not.
In verse two, the Almighty allowed Moses to see all the lands that would belong to Naphtali, Ephraim, Manasseh, and Judah. King James wrote that the land would stretch “to the utmost sea.”
Wycliffe wrote it as “to the last or furthermost sea.” Wycliffe also wrote “as far west as the Great Sea or the Mediterranean Sea.
The CEV wrote as far west as the Mediterranean Sea. In Strong’s Lexicon, the Mediterranean Sea is not used. Thus, CEV and the addendum to Wycliffe, added the Mediterranean in place of the utmost or Great Sea to the west. These are modifications. We will explain why at the end.
In verse three, the Almighty also showed Moses the land in the south, near Jericho, the city of palm trees as far as Zoar.
The point in these three verses is that adding the “Mediterranean” to the text shifts our minds to the north, where the Mediterranean Sea exists today. What this does is help us to ignore that Moses looked south, we will ignore that the Great Sea to the west is in reference to what is known as the Atlantic Ocean today.
These things are vital to point out as they are reasons why messages get lost in translation. It is why the serpent can deceive the whole world. And it is also why it is vital to seek the Holy Spirit as you contemplate and study scripture.
The Mediterranean Sea Closer Look
The Mediterranean Sea was not always called the “Mediterranean Sea.” That is first and foremost why we pressed pause on the CEV and Wycliffe versions for adding the name Mediterranean to their translations of verse two.
The Ancient Egyptians called the Mediterranean Wadj-wr/Wadj-Wer/Wadj-Ur. This term (literally “great green”) was the name given by the Ancient Egyptians to the semi-solid, semi-aquatic region characterized by papyrus forests to the north of the cultivated Nile delta, and, by extension, the sea beyond.
Golvin, Jean-Claude (1991). L’Égypte restituée, Tome 3. Paris: Éditions Errance. p. 273.
The Ancient Greeks called the Mediterranean simply ἡ θάλασσα (hē thálassa; “the Sea”) or sometimes ἡ μεγάλη θάλασσα (hē megálē thálassa; “the Great Sea”), ἡ ἡμετέρα θάλασσα (hē hēmetérā thálassa; “Our Sea”), or ἡ θάλασσα ἡ καθ’ἡμᾶς (hē thálassa hē kath’hēmâs; “the sea around us”).
The Romans called it Mare Magnum (“Great Sea”) or Mare Internum (“Internal Sea”) and, starting with the Roman Empire, Mare Nostrum (“Our Sea”).
So when did it get it’s modern-day name?
Ancient Iranians called it the “Roman Sea”, and in Classical Persian texts, it was called Daryāy-e Rōm (دریای روم), which may be from Middle Persian form, Zrēh ī Hrōm.
The Carthaginians called it the “Syrian Sea”. In ancient Syrian texts, Phoenician epics, and in the Hebrew Bible, it was primarily known as the “Great Sea”, הים הגדול HaYam HaGadol, (Numbers; Book of Joshua; Ezekiel) or simply as “The Sea” (1 Kings).
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The name Mediterranean comes from the Latin word mediterraneanus, which means “inland” or “in the middle of the earth”. The name refers to the Mediterranean’s position between the continents of Europe, Asia, and Africa. It also refers to the fact that ancient West Afro-Eurasian societies considered the Mediterranean to be the center of the known world.
The very name Mediterranean comes from the Latin mediterraneus, meaning “inland”. It means inland. Indeed, the Romans spread their empire all over Europe, as well as Turkey, the Levant, and all of North Africa, thus encircling the Sea. It received it’s name in the sixth century.
What does this mean?
Through translations of scriptures, we can somewhat witness when the narrative of the scriptures is being turned from the south to the north. The Mediterranean Sea is an inland sea according to their records.
The true Great Sea would be the Atlantic Ocean. These things are hard to accept, however, the first thing to accept is that Satan has deceived the world. Satan has to work through men, people like you and me, our educators, our doctors, priests, and so forth.
Once you accept that a massive deception has been laced, you will be able to ask the Holy Spirit to help you see the truth.
Power be with you