‘Ethiopia shall soon stretch out her hands’: Ethiopian Jewry and Igbo Identity

@article{Lis2009EthiopiaSS,
  title={‘Ethiopia shall soon stretch out her hands’: Ethiopian Jewry and Igbo Identity},
  author={D. Lis},
  journal={Jewish Culture and History},
  year={2009},
  volume={11},
  pages={21 - 38}
}
  • D. Lis
  • Published 1 December 2009
  • History
  • Jewish Culture and History
At present, Jewish identification among the Igbos from south-eastern Nigeria surfaces frequently and can be traced back in literary documents to the eighteenth century. Some of the early literary descriptions of Ethiopian Jews and Igbos were written in the setting of a millenarian Evangelical movement in the British Empire. Although their histories have taken different paths, their place on the margins of Jewish history has led them to cross paths in contemporary Israel. The visit of an… Expand
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