Jesus’ Birth: Afri-centric Analysis

By Dr. Kwame Nantambu
December 22, 2013

Dr. Kwame NantambuAs Trinbagonians gear up to celebrate the Christian religious event of Christmas, it is apropos to disseminate the historical, Afri-centric , real truth about the birth of Jesus.

Indeed, if one looks at the first three hundred years of Christianity, it is in many aspects, a derived African religion. As Dr. Yosef ben-Jochannan points out in his seminal magnum opus African Origins of the major “Western Religions” (1970):”within the three most accepted religions in Europe and the Americas- Judaism, Christianity and Islam, often called ‘Western Religions’, Africans have been the founders of said religions and their teachings ( had been known) in some cases thousands of years before they were known to the peoples of Europe.”

Now, on the walls of the Temple of Dendera in ancient Kemet(Egypt), there are four scenes dated 1700 B.C. that depict the birth of the royal Pharaoh. In the B.C. era, the Kemites considered their Pharaoh, Divine, that is, God incarnate. These scenes depict the Divine birth as it is known today.

In the first scene, God Thoth, messenger of the Gods and the God of science, writing and knowledge, comes to the Divine Mother, wife of the Pharaoh and announces to her the impending birth of the Divine child, who is descendant from the God Amun-Ra in the personification of Heru (Horus). This represents the Annunciation event in Christianity.

In the second scene, God Kneph, personification of the Holy Spirit, holds the symbol of life to the mouth of the Queen/Mother. This scene shows that the Queen is conceiving by the power of the Holy Spirit.

God Kneph is the personification of breath, air and spirit. In this ancient Kemetic spiritual belief system, spirit was synonymous with breath. Hence, it need occasion no great surprise that in the Christian gospel, Mary conceives by the power of the Holy Spirit. This is known as the Immaculate Conception in the Christian faith/belief system.

In the third scene, the Divine child is born. This is equivalent to the nativity of Jesus in Bethlehem.

In the fourth scene, all the Gods in the ancient Kemetic pantheon gather around this Divine child to sing his praises and adore him— just as the angels gathered around the infant Jesus to sing his praises and to adore him.

In other words, 1,700 years before Jesus was born, there existed the Annunciation, Immaculate Conception, Birth and Adoration of the Divine child, that is, the complete, derived Christian nativity scene as described in the gospel, but already occurring and depicted in ancient Kemet (Egypt).

It is also very interesting to note that all the Sun Gods of ancient Kemet in the B.C. era, particularly Heru(Horus), had their birthday celebrated on 25th December.

By way of elucidation, 21st December marked the Winter Solstice and at that time, the Sun was at its lowest ebb. According to erudite Egyptologist Dr. Charles Finch, the ancient Africans, Kemites used to describe natural phenomena in very poetic terms. So, the Winter Solstice was often described as the “Sun in its cave.”

For three days, the Sun remains in its cave. The first day when the Sun begins to rise again is at midnight on 25th December; so, midnight 25th December can be said to be the birth of the Sun in a cave. This is equivalent to the Christian derivative of the birth of Jesus, Son of God, in a cave. In ancient Kemet, Sun was synonymous with Son. In other words, the worship of the Sun God under Afrikan spirituality in the B.C. era has now become the worship of the Son of God under the Christian religion in the A.D. era.

At midnight on 25th December 3,000 years ago, when the Sun comes up on the eastern horizon, the constellation Virgo is sitting on the horizon so that the Sun can be said to be born in a cave of the virgin.

Also, Sirius, is the brightest star in the heaven at that time. Sirius is a very important ancient Kemetic star because it rose in such a way to announce the flooding of the Nile River. Indeed, it is universally accepted that it was the star Sirius that led the so-called Three Wise Men to Jesus, to the Sun/Son.

In other words, if one looks at Sirius on the night of 25th December in the southerly latitude, it is directly overhead on the meridian; thus, when the Sun is born in the cave, Sirius is directly overhead.

In addition, adjacent to Sirius is the constellation of Ausar(Osiris), the hunter. Now, there are three stars in the belt of Osirian that point directly to Sirius as if they are following Sirius. Those three stars in the belt of Osirian are known as the Three Kings in Christianity.

So, one sees that much of what is called Christian gospel has direct correlation with ancient Afrikan/Kemetic/Egyptian astronomical facts that are represented mythologically and allegorically.

The fact of the matter is that in orthodox Christianity, the birthday of Jesus was originally celebrated on 6th January. However, in the third and fourth centuries when Christianity began to expand all over the Mediterranean world, it ran up against centuries of Sun worship whose birthday was celebrated on 25th December.

So, for geo-political reasons and power control intent, albeit European supremacy, the birthday of Jesus was changed from 6th January to 25th December at the Council of Nicea, May-August 325 A.D. This geo-political power control-religious decision is the origin of the universal “Twelve Days of Christmas” carol.

This Council was convened by Roman Emperor Constantine and it was at this crucial juncture in Christian religious belief system that Jesus was decreed “Savior of the world” who “washed us from our sins in his own blood.”

Let the religious record show that in his Infancy Narratives: Jesus of Nazareth (2012) former Pope Benedict XV1 categorically states that “the Christian calendar is actually off in the calculation of Jesus’ birthday” and that “we all realize that December 25th is not the actual date of Jesus’ birth.” A Euro-Christian religious Pope related this historical fact, not Dr. Nantambu—a spiritual, Afri-centric messenger.

He further opines that “there were no oxen, donkeys or camels common in nativity scenes at the birth of Christ.”

Truth Be Told: The Holy Bible is very clear that he was not born “Jesus Christ”. This prima facie evidence is presented in the Gospel of St. Matthew 27:17. Pontius Pilate, the governor of Galilee, gave the people a choice as to whom he should set free. According to St. Matthew, he asked: “Whom will ye that I release unto you— Barabbas or Jesus which is called Christ?” Furthermore, in 27:22, Pilate said: “What shall I do then with Jesus which is called Christ?” The people replied unto him: “Let him be crucified.” Pontius Pilate never referred to him as Jesus Christ, period.

In the final analysis, this biblical information speaks volumes as to the stark reality that the name “Christ” only represents Jesus’ title; it is certainly not his real name. It is only a title given to him.— the Holy Bible confirms this; Dr. Nantambu only relates the message.

Shem Hotep (“I go in peace”).

Dr. Kwame Nantambu is a part-time lecturer at Cipriani College of Labour and Co-operative Studies.

7 Responses to “Jesus’ Birth: Afri-centric Analysis”


  • I suppose “Heru” is the savior of the Africans. For Christians Jesus is the savior of the world. The birth of Christ was predicted in Genesis 3:15 about 4,000 years before. It occurred when man sinned in the garden of Eden. Genesis 3:15 “but the seed of the Woman, shall bruise the head of the serpent…” God who makes no mistake said “the seed of the woman”. Man is the seed bearer but the Messiah was to have a divine birth, a virgin birth. So said so fulfilled. The second major example occurs when Abraham takes his only son Isaac born to his wife Sarah by divine miracle since her reproductive life cycle was over to Mount Moriah and under divine instruction was about to offer him up… Pointing to the day when God would offer up his only son as a lamb for the sins of the world…there are 300 prophecies regarding Christ in the Old Testament fulfilled in the New Testament….Merry Christmas.

    • How does Genesis 3:15 predict the “birth of Christ” ??

      Can you PROVE that “God” said anything to any one 4000 years ago? I speak with “God” every day, and “He” denies saying any such NONSENSE
      In any event, how does “the seed of the woman shall bruise the head of the serpent” translate into “the Messiah was to have a divine birth, a virgin birth.” ???
      And why in HELL would “God” demand human sacrifice to “Himself”??
      …and what on EART are the “sins of the world”?

      Mamoo, Mamoo, Mamoo …it’s time for a reality check …SERIOUSLY

  • “Dr. Ben” provided a lot of historical information about Egypt, Nubia and Sudan and shared it with us on the long running Sunday magazine show, “Like It Is”. Here in Trinidad, information like this provided by the Author, while valuable is fleeting in acceptance by those to whom it might be most beneficial. That is so because the Afro Trinidadian history is rich with European culture and beliefs system, while ignoring or paying little or no attention to the African version of their past. My question – In the Caribbean we have had great minds in recent past like Marcus Garvey, Malcolm X (his mom is Grenadian), Dr. Ben (his mom is Puerto Rican), Dr. Walter Rodney, Dr. Vertima, Dr. Eric Williams and many others, why haven’t we built a local collection of works by these great men for passing on to the next generation of young people?.

  • Boy, when backwardness was being distributed you had to be at the front of the line. There was no Jesus Christ. Human kind existed in the world tens of thousands of years before Genesis. Eve was a black woman who lived somewhere in the region of East Africa.

    As Doctor Benn pointed out, Judeo Christianity and its offshoot of Islam was an expropriation of ancient Cushite religious writings, customs and myths. It is stupid and obtuse, and of course, based on a predisposition see the world through a prism of Aryan supremacy, to assert that the similarity between the holy trinity of two thousand years ago and a holy trinity that preceded it by almost two thousand years, was coincidental. It was not. The later belief was a knock off of the earlier. As was a ten commandments that is a summarized and adjusted knock of the 42 negative assertions of innocence from the Egyptian book of MAAT.

    Religious history represent cultural subjectivity, and does not and cannot accurately depict the historical events in the world. Of course we know that regardless of religion, there is an Aryan genetic connection between Indians, Arabs, Europeans and other non African groups that forge a coming together with respect to certain concepts. But Africans must continue to peel the façade off of his-story, use the revelations to identify connections that prescript certain anti African prejudice and behaviors, and ensure that it is disseminated across our population groups, thus better preparing and enabling them to confront that which seek to replace an old order of oppression.

  • The key truth that we need to understand is that we, the so-called “Negro”, are in fact the Israelites of the Bible. See http://theafrican.com/negroisraelite.html.

    The Bible has been misrepresented, wittingly or unwittingly, by Gentile Xtianity. Only when we see past the untruths asserted by the Gentiles (e.g that the Messiah is white, contrary to Scripture) will we get to the heart of the matter, and to the truth that will make us free. Salvation is a matter for the “Negro”, the true Israelites of Scripture.

    Shalom.

    • Further to the question, salvation is a matter for the “Negro”, this is to draw your attention to the recently posted article at http://theafrican.com/jub.html.

      It reflects on the Scripture where Yeshua (Jesus so-called) says: “Salvation is of the Jews” (John 4:22).

      Clearly, if the true Israelites of the Bible are today notably and principally the “Negro” of the West, then indeed it is the case that “Salvation is of the ‘Negro’”. Basically, this is the promise of redemption; see Deuteronomy 30:3, Daniel 7:18, elsewhere.

      The article shows how it fits.

      Shalom.

      Shalom.

      • Further to the question, salvation is a matter for the “Negro”

        Let me add that I am not suggesting thereby that God is a “racist” in the sense understood today. His curses and promised redemption do however fall on the specific seedline of Jacob. Jacob’s seed today have been scattered into all kingdoms of the earth, and come in all shades of color.

        In this regard, the following further link may be of interest: http://theafrican.com/ephraim.html.

        This article speaks to the prohesied reconciliation between Judah and Ephraim. As mentioned, Judah today is notably the “Negro” of the West. Ephraim on the other hand today notably includes “British Israel” stock. These are they who have been the battle axe of Empire: Pax Britannica and Pax American both.

        Shalom.

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