Minister Farrakhan Explains The Story of Israel In Scripture

Did the Exodus Ever Happen?

By Dr. Ridgely Abdul Mu'min Muhammad -Guest Columnist- | Last updated: Oct 14, 2010 - 10:00:53 AM

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(FinalCall.com) - The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan gave an historic address at the Atlanta Civic Center on June 26, 2010 that may prove to be the speech that brings down the “old house of lies” that upholds the architecture of White Supremacy. While announcing the publication and release of The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews, Volume 2, Minister Farrakhan gave a clear statement of who the real Children of Israel are.

In no uncertain terms he declared, as the Honorable Elijah Muhammad taught him, that the Black man and woman of America are the real Children of Israel, and that “Israel” represents all of the White race and not just one of its tribes. In subsequent messages on July 11 and October 3, he continued to make this position abundantly clear.

The Minister boldly stated that there was no historical or archaeological evidence of the Jews ever being enslaved in Egypt, and even brought up the debate between former Egyptian President Anwar El Sadat and former Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin, where Sadat emphatically denied that the Egyptians had ever enslaved the Jews and that the Jews had no hand in the building of the pyramids.

The claims of modern day Jews as being “God's Chosen People” is based upon their claims to have fulfilled the prophecy of Abraham's Seed by their enslavement in Egypt. The Biblical prophecy reads:

“And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years; And also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge: and afterward shall they come out with great substance.” --Genesis 15:13-14.

It would seem that anyone wanting to defend the present people who call themselves the Children of Israel would fight Minister Farrakhan on this issue of the historical accuracy of the Exodus, given that it is the belief at the very foundation of their claim to the state of Israel.

Since his lecture in Atlanta a number of Jewish leaders like Morton Klein (President, Zionist Organization of America), Abraham H. Foxman (President, Anti-Defamation League), Rabbi Abraham Cooper (Associate Dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center), Michael C. Kotzin (Executive Vice President of the Jewish United Fund) and Dr. Harold Brackman (historian and consultant to Simon Wiesenthal Center) have written and spoken against the Minister by calling him names and questioning the accuracy of the newly published books by the Nation of Islam's Historical Research Department. However, in none of these “rebuttals” to the Minister have they contested his most potent statements that strike at the heart of the whole issue of the Jews being the “Children of Israel”—who, according to the Bible, were enslaved in Egypt and then delivered from Egypt by Moses.

On the other hand Minister Farrakhan has found Jewish scholars who he agrees with in their serious questioning of the historical accuracy of the Exodus. Among these Jewish scholars are Prof. Ze'ev Herzog, Rabbi David J. Wolpe, and Shlomo Sand, whose works have rocked the foundations of the Exodus story.

Why have the Jewish leaders refused to challenge the Minister or their own Jewish scholars on this issue? Could it be because there are serious discussions among Jewish and non-Jewish scholars as to whether the Exodus ever happened, at all? The tip of this scholarly iceberg broke in 1999 when Prof. Ze'ev Herzog of Tel Aviv University announced: “the Israelites were never in Egypt, did not wander the desert, did not conquer the land, and did not pass it on to the twelve tribes.” But the reader may argue that in the 1956 movie “The Ten Commandments” Charlton Heston, who portrayed Moses, used his rod to bring on the plagues against Egypt, and finally to part the Red Sea and drown Pharaoh and all of his army. But one of America's most prominent rabbis was bold enough to state that Heston may have been promoting a pure fiction. David J. Wolpe is the rabbi of Sinai Temple (Los Angeles, California) and was named the “#1 Pulpit Rabbi in America” by Newsweek (2008). He is considered a leader of the Conservative Jewish movement and he became assistant chancellor at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in New York.

On Passover 2001, Wolpe told his congregation that “the way the Bible describes the Exodus is not the way it happened, if it happened at all.” Wolpe argued that no archeological digs have produced evidence of the Jews wandering the Sinai Desert for forty years, and that excavations in Israel consistently show settlement patterns at variance with the Biblical account.

Shlomo Sand, a professor at Tel Aviv University in Israel, wrote a revealing book in 2008 entitled “The Invention of the Jewish People” where he states: “The ancient Egyptians kept meticulous records of every event, and there is a great deal of documentation about the kingdom's political and military life. …Yet there is not a single mention of any “Children of Israel” who lived in Egypt, or rebelled against it, or emigrated from it at any time.”

Dr. Sand points out that there is no archaeological evidence of any mass migration of people through the Sinai desert, neither any evidence of the mass destruction of cities in Palestine during the supposed conquests of Joshua. He further points out that the very land that the Biblical Children of Israel supposedly settled in was occupied and controlled by the Egyptians before and after the dates generally ascribed to the Exodus legend.

In fact, Jan Assmann, a prominent Egyptologist at Heidelberg University, is quite positive in his writings that the Exodus story is an “inversion” of the Hyksos invasion and subsequent expulsion. The Hyksos were an Asiatic tribe who did not speak Hebrew, did not call themselves Israelites, but did have kings with the name “Jacob” as part of their names. Dr. Assmann further states that Moses was an Egyptian. He says that Jewish scholars in the 7th Century BCE changed the story from “expelled” to “escaped” and as a further insult to their enemy, Ahmose, the King that kicked them out, changed and misspelled his name to Moses, presenting him as leader of a Hebrew revolt. Likewise, Donald P. Redford, of Toronto University, presents evidence that the Expulsion of the Hyksos from Egypt by Ahmose was inverted to construct the exodus of the Hebrew slaves story in the Torah and Old Testament. His book, “Egypt, Canaan, and Israel in Ancient Times,” won the 1993 Best Scholarly Book in Archaeology Award of the Biblical Archaeological Society.

John Romer in his 1988 book, “Testament: The Bible and History,” also describes how the Hyksos expulsion was the only known “exodus” from Egypt. He wrote that “The victory inscriptions of these southern pharaohs tell us they threw these foreigners out of Egypt then pursued them to Canaan and beyond. And this is the only foreign mass-migration, an exodus from ancient Egypt, for which there is any evidence at all in the archaeological records.”

Donald B. Redford points out that the archaeological investigations of the places named in the Exodus story did not even exist at the time described in the Bible. He theorizes that the author of the Exodus tradition used place names that were current in his time nearly a thousand years later.

The revelations of these scholars raises the question, “Did the Exodus Ever Happen?” a most intriguing geo-political question. This issue is highlighted by recent statements by Harold Brackman and Abraham Cooper in the September 23, 2010 edition of The Washington Times where they ask Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas: “Why does the Palestinian Authority continue to teach its children that Jews don't have any historic connection to the Holy Land?” Again, maybe Brackman and Cooper need to reflect on the work of their own Jewish scholars who agree with the Palestinian Authority instead of the wishful thinking of armchair Zionists who want to use the Bible for a claim on the Palestinian's land.

Since recent archaeological and historic findings seriously question the identity and history of the Jews who claim to be “God's Chosen People”, then could it be, as the Honorable Elijah Muhammad has taught us and Minister Farrakhan has so boldly pronounced, that the Black man and woman who have been enslaved and afflicted in America for 400 years fit the description of the “Children of Israel”? It seems that a new “Secret Relationship between Blacks and Jews” has emerged where Jewish scholars have supplied invaluable information needed by Blacks to confirm that the Honorable Elijah Muhammad was “right and exact” and have a right to some of the territory in which they were “afflicted for 400 years.”

(Dr. Ridgely A. Mu'min Muhammad, Agricultural Economist, National Student Minister of Agriculture and Farm Manager for Muhammad Farms. He can be reached at drridge@bellsouth.net.)


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Prophesy being fulfilled in this day

By Mother Tynnetta Muhammad | Last updated: May 19, 2008 - 3:20:00 PM

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The Great Prophesy of Genesis revealed to Abraham being fulfilled in this day of “The Gods At War”

“And certainly We have made the Word to have many connections for their sake, so that they maybe mindful. Those to whom We gave the Book before it, they are believers in it. And when it is recited to them they say: We believe in it; surely it is the Truth from our Lord; we were indeed before this submitting ones.” –Holy Qur’an, Surah 28, verses 51-53

World Friendship Tour III�Minister Louis Farrakhan and his delegation pictured here in The Gambia.
The importance of Genesis of the Bible, 15th Chapter is contained in its great prophetic message revealed to Abraham and in its numerical code. Abraham, then known as Abram, had received this prophesy of things to come concerning his people who would be found in captivity serving strangers in a strange land was predicted thousands of years down the line of time into this present hour of the change-over of worlds. In the name “Genesis,” we discover the words “Gene” also pronounced “Jinn” coupled with the name “Isis,” the twin of Osiris in the ancient history of Egypt. The whole of Genesis contains 50 chapters ending with the burial of Joseph in a tomb in Egypt at the age of 110 after being embalmed.

There is a great deal of meaning to all of the above which will be discussed in more details in another series of articles on this subject. However, in speaking specifically about Genesis, 15th Chapter and the 13th verse describing Abram’s vision, it is important to point out that in the Divine Teachings of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad received from Master W. Fard Muhammad, the Great Mahdi, we are given to study a 15,000-year history that commenced in the 9,000th year of our present 25,000 year calendar history. The scientists who write our calendar histories predicted that in that 9,000th year a vacuum would come for a 6,000 year period. In this 6,000 year period, we would be introduced to Yakob’s history or as pronounced Jacob’s history, coming in the 9,000th year of our Asiatic calendar.

The 6,000 year period of Yakob’s civilization would end in 1914 marking the present era of White dominant power exercised over our earth and the original people and nation. Beginning with 1914, the first Great War of the last century which included World War II is now running into the last of those wars that will determine the new ruler. This period is often referred by biblical scholars and pyramidologists as the rule of the Adamic Race extended for a 6,000th year period. So world scholarship concerns the Divine Teachings of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad. Most of the world has believed that all of this prophetic history in the Bible and in the Holy Qur’an concerning the tribes of Israel refers to the Jews or Hebrews or to the present state of Israel in Palestine. This only represents a sign of the greater fulfillment of Abraham’s vision which refers to the ancient Black nation and people.

Global outreach pictured here with members of our family in Mali. Photo: Kenneth Muhammad
Remember that Abram’s name was only changed shortly thereafter to the name Abraham and he would be known as the father of many nations all of whom would be blessed as Abraham’s seed. He was first called to leave his homeland in Ur of the Chaldeans near the heartland of the Babylonian and Sumerian civilizations of the ancients Near East located along the banks of the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers. Those people in that part of the world were of the Black original nation. That would make Abraham Black and identified with original people or inhabitants of his homeland. Thus, through his loins, God called him forth to lay the foundation centers of worship for many nations and people that would be born from among his descendants.

Quoting now Genesis 15, verse 13-14: “And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a sojourner in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years; and also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge; and afterwards shall they come out with great substances.” This prophesy is referring to an old, ancient people who would be neither Jewish or Arab. Since we are living in the early morning of the complete fulfillment of this ancient prophesy revealed in Genesis, how do we calculate on the time that is now upon us in the fulfillment of this prophesy? How is this applied to the birth of the Nation of Islam in America and the Divine Teachings of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad in our day and time?

Counting from 1914 Almighty God Allah had been prepared to make himself known in this strange land of America in search of his Lost and Found members of his father’s house, the ancient descendants of Abraham. He announced his presence to the chief ruler of the United States government, meeting directly with the then president Herbert Hoover. This is the government that is now coming under divine judgment at the time of the greater fulfillment of Abraham’s vision. His mission is that of the Son of Man coming into the world of spiritual darkness in disguise as a thief in the night to begin the process of the spiritual resurrection of his lost and mentally dead people after nearly 400 years of servitude bondage. He came Alone to intervene in our affairs with his mighty hand of judgment. He chose an ex-slave born in the state of Georgia named Elijah to continue this process. As the Honorable Elijah Muhammad was fulfilling his work, one was born named Eugene Wolcott in 1933, who would be raised by God to help him carry this great burden and this great mission.

When the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan accepted Islam under the Honorable Elijah Muhammad in 1955, it was the end of our 400 year sojourn in this foreign land. The next 40 years of his work was dedicated to the service and help of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad which ultimately lead to the great sign manifested in 1995 on the capitol steps in Washington, D.C. inaugurating the Million Man March, making 440 years since our enslavement.

In 1985, the Honorable Minister Farrakhan had his vision-like experience on the wheel with direct communication with the Honorable Elijah Muhammad on board the Great Mother’s Wheel. We will note that this timeline of such a powerful event took place exactly 430 years when the Biblical prophesy states that the slaves who were held in bondage would begin their exodus. Since that vision-like experience, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan has been further guided in the fulfillment of the prophesy of Genesis in the delivery of his people with two backing him up, the Most Honorable Elijah and the Great Mahdi, Master W. Fard Muhammad. The Million Man March represented the second stage of exodus following his vision-like experience in 1985. Stage three of our exodus journey brings us to the final confrontation between Pharaoh and the delivery of God’s people in the continuation of the “Gods at War.”

“These will be granted their reward twice, because they are steadfast, and they repel evil with good and spend out of what We have given them. And when they hear idle talk, they turn aside from it and say: For us are our deeds and for you your deeds. Peace be to you! We desire not the ignorant.” –Holy Qur’an, Surah 28, verses 54-55

To be continued.

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Time Has Arrived That Allah Will Fulfill His Promise

by The Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad | Jul 6, 2010 - 9:22:29 AM

Jehovah appeared to Moses in the bush. Moses was made to see the bush in a flame of fire though there was no actual fire. The fire represented the anger of Jehovah against Pharaoh and his people. It was a declaration of a divine war against the Egyptians for the deliverance of Israel. »

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The Unity of 22 Million

by the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad | Apr 25, 2010 - 1:23:57 PM

Whatever the amount of education we receive from our enemies we are still the slaves of our enemies due to this lack of knowledge of self, God and the devil; the true religion; self-pride; self-interest; and self-independence and the desire of a country and of a government of our own under the law of justice and righteousness. »

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Be Yourself

by the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad | Mar 11, 2009 - 9:11:00 AM

by the Honorable Elijah Muhammad This act of murdering our forefathers (by the slavemasters) left their children to be taught and reared in whatever pleased the slavemasters and we are from those children. That made us blind, deaf, and dumb to the knowledge of self or anyone else. »

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