Zimbabwe’s place in the scriptures: Part Two

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THE Remba of Zimbabwe are descendants of Judaic Sabaeans who settled permanently in the land after prospecting and mining for gold and other minerals, like copper.

They exported these products and others to Asia and were renowned for bringing cloth to the hinterland of Africa, long before the Portuguese.

They also have a priesthood which was evident in the Mutapa courts at Great Zimbabwe, prior to the coming of the Portuguese. 

They were called VaMwenye, meaning ‘foreigners’ as is the case today, but the Portuguese referred to them as Moors and Muhammadans because they culturally resembled the black Muslims who inhabited southern Europe prior to the 16th Century CE.

VaMwenye orchestrated Goncalo da Silveira’s rejection and assassination by the Mutapa courts after he had almost succeeded in converting the king and, consequently, the whole nation to Catholicism.

Hebrew customs, such as male circumcision as well as rodent, swine, blood and carrion restriction, are evident among the Remba in Southern Africa. 

They influenced groups such as the Mthethwa, Changani, Xhosa and Venda, among others, to partake in things such as initiating and circumcising their males.

The Remba made use of Shemitic names such as Zhou (Jehu), Seremani (Solomon), Dhavadhava (David), Hamisi (James), Hadji (Hajj) and so on long before the missionaries introduced the English Bible and Christianity to the land.

The blowing of a kudu’s horn was a typical Judaic Yemenite trait which evolved from blowing a ram’s horn, which was a definitive trait of Biblical Israelites. 

This is done among the Remba and other Bantu groups.

The ancestral language of the Remba has strong Arabic, Hebrew, Chinese, Venda and Chewa influence.

All these factors make the Remba a group that people with religions of Shemitic origin, like Judaism and Islam, cannot ignore.

But there is much more behind this than what meets the eye. 

Zimbabwe has a very special place in both religions and was prophesied about in the scriptures on several occasions.

Isaiah 18 makes mention of a land filled with rivers that is located beyond the rivers of Ethiopia (Nile). 

Zephaniah 3 similarly talks about a dispersed Israelite Kingdom that will keep its ordinances of old in this same country they called Mount Zion.

The followers of Judaism have, for generations, passed down the interpretation of the above stated verses as follows:

“In the last days, a remnant of Judah will be firmly established in Southern Africa among the Africans. 

They will be in a nation which is sovereign and has a people that are tall and smooth skinned who used to sail by the coast.

God’s Messiah, who is referred to as the Son of Man, will belong to this African nation and will gather the lost tribes of Israel from the north whilst living in this land.”

The prophecy ends with God uniting Africa with western Asia after reforming the Africans, repatriating the scattered Israelites in their land and rebuilding Syria. 

A highway from Africa straight to Syria will be built and the citizens of the three nations will serve God with one accord.

The book of Zephaniah says a pure language will be restored to the people in that land. 

While many partakers of Judaism are certain this language is Hebrew, the fact that the prophecy is centred in the heart of sub-Saharan Africa betrays the spoken language as a Hamitic one.

Hebrew is no longer pure by a long shot. 

It has over time been corrupted by Assyrian, Babylonian, Greek and Latin influences. 

By the time Christ was born, Hebrew people were speaking and writing in colonial Aramaic and this was considered Hebrew by the Romans. 

To this day, what is termed classical Hebrew is truly Aramaic or Syrian writing.

Today, the Westerners who follow Judaism at best speak Yiddish, which is a mix of Hebrew with European words, particularly German. 

This is unlike Shona dialects, like Karanga, which are largely untainted by foreign elements.

Moreover, the Remba are Shona-speaking today and the majority of them are a part of the Karanga stock of Zimbabwe. This shows that the restoration of a pure Hamitic language to the children of Judah in Southern Africa has already manifested.

Even according to white Jews, the Messiah will be an African, and the Israelites will return to him as an inheritance from the north after seeing some signs that would have been published from Zimbabwe.

Where then does the image of a white Jesus from Europe factor in when it is written in Isaiah 19 that God will call the Egyptians his people?

Earlier in that chapter, it is written that the Africans will cry to the lord because of an oppressor and God will send them a mighty saviour to deliver them. 

It is even written that there will be a high pillar and altar as a witness to the presence of the Lord in the land of Africa. 

This, again, has been associated with the Great Zimbabwe which has, time and again, been linked to King Solomon, his temple’s design, his mining activities in Ophir and the Judaic Sabaeans whose descendants, the Remba, were involved in its construction and built similar structures in Saba (Yemen) prior to their permanent settlement in Zimbabwe.

These interpretations of the land now called Zimbabwe’s place in scripture predate Moses and were known to the great grandfather of Noah named Enoch.

He left a book which was kept by the chosen among his descendants who would eventually become Israelites.

The last surviving copies of this prophetic book, which had its contents partially summarised in Genesis 6 were found in Saba. They were in the Ethiopic writing which has Sabaic and Hebrew origins and this is further evidence that the Sabaeans were Judaic. 

These copies were translated to English by a certain McKnib.

In Enoch’s prophecy of weeks and animals began the idea of a strong kingdom in Eden that would survive many destructions and only be exposed to the world at the end so as to reform it.

All other prophecies besides that of Zimbabwe (Mount Zion) were also foreseen by Enoch first, followed by the likes of Isaiah, Jeremiah, Zephaniah, Daniel and John.

Christ’s mention of the queen of the south rising in Mathew 12:42 was also after he had read the book of Enoch and came to the same conclusion. Christ’s interpretation was that the Son of Man of the eschatological future will be from the land of Ophir, which was the part of the queen’s hegemony that the Israelites treasured and visited in antiquity.

Many question the book of Enoch’s authenticity for it is authoritative but historically accurate. 

The book of Jude quotes parts of the book of Enoch word for word in Verse 14

This shows that it was indeed a book that was in the libraries of ancient Israelites though it is not included in the Bible.

This is a must-read for Africans, along with the story of Menyelek in the Kebra Nagast which was written by the children of Solomon’s scribes in Ethiopia.

In Islam, a teacher called Mufti highlighted a reference by Muhammad in the Quran, which speaks of a blessed and chosen place, where Allah (God) will let the earth spit out all of its treasures and scatter them on the surface for mankind to enjoy.

Mufti’s interpretation led him to Zimbabwe which is consistently prominent in the discovery of precious minerals.

In Buddhism, the same is prophesied about the land of Maitreya (Milefo), the future Buddha who will be born in a land with lions. 

A land divided into 50 nations and possessing a stone temple resembling the likes of Angkor Taw in Cambodia. 

This land can only be in Africa and, specifically, Zimbabwe.

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