Until the creation of the State of Israel, that's pretty much the history of what turned out to be the first and last ancient Israelite
coin struck in Jerusalem or Palestine.
Dorman broadly defines Black Israelite religions as those traditions that teach that "the ancient Israelites
of the Hebrew Bible were Black and that contemporary Black people are their descendants" (4).
He asks lots of challenging questions about God and the ancient Israelites
and the church today.
The ancient Israelites
had from the first flirted with idolatry and their prophets responded vigorously and harshly.
Most ancient Israelites
had never seen the Temple or met an official Levitical priest (251).
The winds of history buffeted the ancient Israelites
and their tiny land, forcing them to learn to worship and maintain their faith away from their physical center that lay besieged or conquered, often in ruins, or at too great a distance from their exile.
Dr Shavitsky writes "Over the centuries, communities which claim religio-racial affinity with the ancient Israelites
have been found in every region of the world.
s current situation to a Biblical story in which ancient Israelites
demanded, against their own good, that a king rule their land instead of God, The Hill reported.
In fact, parts of the law that Moses gave to the ancient Israelites
go even further: "The stranger who dwells among you shall be to you as one born among you, and you shall love him as yourself.
The Samaritans trace their origins back to the ancient Israelites
and many of them reside on Mount Gerizim near the Palestinian West Bank city of Nablus.
The explanation would be fun, so I launched into recounting the ancient story--God wished to rescue the ancient Israelites
from slavery and so God told the Israelites to mark their doors with blood so the angel of death would distinguish them from the Egyptians.
From the time ancient Israelites
settled into the promised land, whole cities were dedicated as sanctuaries in the midst of the nation.
An ancient population who are Jewish, and claim their religion is the true religion of the ancient Israelites
At least since the time of King David, Jerusalem has been a city claimed by more than one people or religious community, and conquest has been the preferred mode of resolution - from the ancient Israelites
to the Babylonians and the Romans, from the Crusaders to Saladin and the Mamluks, from the Ottomans to the latter-day Israelis.
Though the contemporary Israeli has no ethnic or biological lineage to the ancient Israelites
, the merciless ideology repeats itself.