"We the Black Jews" by Dr. Yoseph Ben Jochannan
He believes that the Jews are Black and predate the Nile Civilization and come from Ethiopia.
This is not true. Dr. Ben gives much evidence of Hebrew cultural symbols from Nile valley. He merely points out what symbols are common. He does not think Jews are black. Obviously, Ashkenasi Jews are white.
While Ethiopian Jews are accepted by Israel as Jewish they are in fact genetically different. They are typically considered to be descendants of intermarried or converted Ethiopians by the semitic diaspora which was completely absorbed by them.
This is partially true. Beta Israel are genetically different from other Jews that had diaspora in other parts of the world.
They are genetically similar to the surrounding, non-Jew, Ethiopians.
This is true. So what?
Dr. Jochannan's belief are kind of like Black Hebrew Israelites in the aspects of Blacks originating Judaism and Civilization.
You can figure that the black Jews, especially those in America, are not Jews, at least not the original, by wondering a few questions. Why do "white" Jews have the Torah?
Of course American jews (black or white) are not the original. I have no idea what you are asking when you wonder why white jews have Torah.
Why do the "white" Jews speak Hebrew (which makes sense of most Biblical Names)? Why would Hebrew be spoken down in Ethiopia when all the languages related to Hebrew are known to be spoken/have been spoken closer to Israel?
I am sorry. I don't understand what you are getting at. Hebrew is a Canaanite language.
Why does the Torah talk about locations in or near Israel, the location of the "white" Jews, like Egypt or the Dead Sea? Why are there no artifacts of a Jewish nature in Black Africa?
I have no idea what you are asking. Ashkenazim had a European diaspora. That is why they are white. Beta Israel had an African diaspora. That is why they are black. Why are you so interested in skin tones? What does that have to do with language? Do you think skin color determines your cultural symbols?
On the idea of the origins of high civilization originating in Sub-Saharan Africa, it's just wrong.
Of course. Who said it high civilization originated in sub-saharan Africa? Certainly not Dr. Ben.
This is not racist. Civilization is most likely thought to have originated on the banks of the Nile, in Egypt, the Tigris and the Euphrates, in Mesopotamia, the Yangtze, in China, and a river in India. These were extremely fertile and allowed for settled agricultural civilizations. Rivers of this magnitude do not exist in Africa so the people there were forced to stay, for the most part, Nomadic.
You are only talking about conditions after the Younger Dryas.
These primitive people near those fertile rivers formed towns and villages which were relatively easy to move between. For this reason, states, or multi-city civilizations began to form which were strengthened by the diffusion of ideas from different areas. This happened first between the inside of a civilization's bounds then outward with the other civilizations.
In Africa, the Sahara separated sub-Saharan Africa from these developing civilizations. Groups in Africa were also separated from each other by hostile deserts and mountains preventing settling, idea exchanges, and states from gaining large numbers.
This is only true after Younger Dryas
While small civilization-kingdoms did arise in Africa (they were usually coastal), they had very little to no contact with the civilizations that would become, what we consider, western civilization until the 1400's when Portugal went down the African Coast.
This is wrong. Greek speaking people (I assume they are considered Western) visited the coast of the Horn up to Sharm El Sheik before the birth of Christ.