"Several writers have asserted and have displayed much learning in attempting to prove that the aborigines were the descendants of the Jews" [pg 95 Participation of the Jews...]
Roldan's chief argument in support of his view was the language that the natives spoke. He contends that it had many analogies to the Hebrew; in fact he called it "corrupted Hebrew". He maintains that the names Cuba and Haiti are Hebrew; as were the names of rivers and persons derived from the Hebrew language.
Thier rites and ceremonies, as well as thier language forms one of the main arguments in favor of this theory of descent. A long list of the similar Indian and Mosiacal laws is given in this chapter which other authors such as Thorowgood, Smith, Worsley and Boudinot to name a few, get very much more in depth into.
It is curious as to how a subject that was so highly debated in the sixteenth century throughout the late 19th century in the present day is hardly ever brought up. Today it is viewed as taboo and blasphemous in many circles despite a conclusion never really have been arrived. Further on in Mrs. B.A. Simon's "The Ten Tribes of Israel" you will see how many authors, scholars and historians who tried to publish works on this topic were shunned, spurned and highly advised (by the very Catholic Curch) not to write books on such subject matters because it might be detrimental to thier careers.
In the appendix of this fine piece of literature by Dr. Kayserling we find as we stated earlier a copy of a 17th century manuscript entitled "Los Indios de la Islas Indias son Hebreos". In its english translation the title is "The Indians of the Indian Islands are Hebrews". By the Indian islands what was being spoken about was the Carribean which many believe that Columbus named after thinking he was in the Indies. There is some speculation that Columbus in actuality never named the natives he encoutered "Indians" thinking he had arrived in India. This would be impossible being that in 1492 there was no such place known as India. Back in that point of history, there was no sub-continent known as India but rather "Hindustan"! Columbus had called these natives (Tainos) "En Dios" which means "In God" because of the christianly and brotherly way the Spaniards were met at the shores by these natives.
FOR TABLE OF CONTENTS; CLICK ON BUFFALO
FOR NEXT CHAPTER; CLICK ON ARROWHEAD
TO VIEW THE HOLY SCRIPTURES (BIBLE) CLICK ON Taino Cemi
AROMATHERAPY AT ITS BEST! Do your body, mind and spirit some justice with the finest selection of double-dipped incense, scented candles, designer name fragrance oils and all-natural vegetable-glycerin soaps.
Read my Dreambook! Sign my Dreambook!