Being Hebrew Israelites is not a matter of subscribing to a religion or joining a camp. However, it is about being born in the bloodline as a member of the twelve tribes of 𐤉𐤔𐤓𐤀𐤋 (Yasharaal, or Israel in English). Also, it’s a matter of staying set apart and keeping the commandments given to us by the Most High, 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 (YaHaUaH). The people spoke the language 𐤏𐤁𐤓𐤉 (Abaray) which is referred to as Paleo-Hebrew or Biblical Hebrew in modern times.
The Hebrews are 𐤔𐤌𐤉𐤌 (Shamayam, or Shemites in English) from one of 𐤍𐤅𐤇 (Nauach, or Noah in English)’s three sons, specifically 𐤔𐤌 (Sham, or Shem in English). The Hebrews specifically come from 𐤏𐤁𐤓 (Abar, or Eber in English). However, there are three prominent lineages that are known as Hebrews. The elder being from the first born son of 𐤀𐤁𐤓𐤄𐤌 (Abaraham, or Abraham in English), 𐤉𐤔𐤌𐤏𐤀𐤋 (Yashamaaal, or Ishamel in English) who would become the Melanated indigenous Arabs and progenitors of Islam.
The two younger of the notable tribes being from the second born son of 𐤀𐤁𐤓𐤄𐤌 (Abaraham, or Abraham in English), 𐤉𐤑𐤇𐤒 (Yatsachaq) who would then father dizygotic twins 𐤏𐤔𐤅 (Ashau, or Esau in English) also known as 𐤀𐤃𐤅𐤌 (Adauam, or Edom in English) and 𐤉𐤏𐤒𐤁 (Yaaqab, or Jacob in English) also known as 𐤉𐤔𐤓𐤀𐤋 (Yasharaal, or Israel in English). The 𐤀𐤃𐤅𐤌𐤉𐤌 (Adauamayam, or Edomites in English) were hated and the 𐤉𐤔𐤓𐤀𐤋𐤉𐤌 (Yasharaalayam, or Israelites in English) were loved by the Most High.
Before the great dispersion of 𐤉𐤔𐤓𐤀𐤋 (Yasharaal, or Israel in English), because of disobedience, the twelve tribes became two kingdoms. The Northern Kingdom or Kingdom of Israel and the Southern Kingdom or Kingdom of Judah/Judea. We’ve included resources below for those who want to learn more about Hebrew Israelites and the two Kingdoms. The Association page is a good resource for those wanting more history on the different tribes and kingdoms.
Resources for the Community
The Paleo-Hebrew Dictionary, provided by WAIE, is a comprehensive tool to help you learn the original words of the Abaray people. You’ll also have access to the alaf bayath that was used by the people.
The Abarayam Arauakah Version of the Scriptures are also known as the Hebrew Healing Scriptures or Hebrew Restoration Scriputres. They are translated into Paleo-Hebrew along with a more direct English translation of the meaning of the text.
The Nations of Africa and Hebrew Association (NAHA), provided by WAIE, is a space to commune with fellow Israelites and sorjourners as we learn and participate in the festivals given to us by the Most High, YHUH.