An author, Martin Abrokwah, is claiming in a new book that Jesus Christ of Nazareth may have come from among the Akan people.
An author of a new book “Revelation, Movement of Akan People from Canaan to Ghana”, Martin Kwasi Abrokwah, also known as Akanba, is claiming that the Jesus Christ known to Christians across the world may have come from among the Akans.
According to a Kasapafmonline.com report sighted by YEN.com.gh, Abrokwah claims his years of study show that Jesus was actually an Akyem, one of the sub-groups who identify as Akan.
Abrokwah, who describes himself as an anthropologist, claims in his book that Jesus' lineage can be traced among the Akan people who left Canaan and settled in present day Ghana.
He is quoted as saying: “Jesus Christ was originally an Akan, to be specific an Akyem. He was from Asiakwa, Asiakwa is Bethlehem, Kyebi (Kibi) is Beersheba, Kumasi is the same as Samaria.
If we say Jesus is from the tribe of Judah, that tribe is the Akyem in Ghana. The name Akyem is the short form of Jojakyem, the descendants of Jojakyem took the name Akyem as we know it in Ghana.
Jojakyem was one time the king of Judah. From my etymological and anthropological research, Jesus Christ was a pure Akyem.”
Martin Kwasi Abrokwah also claims that the Akan ethnic group which lived in Canaan were actually the first group of people to have defeated the ancient Egyptians in war.
He added that the Akans finally settled in the present location after several migrations and after having several encounters with people including Greeks and Romans.
Of course, all of Abrokwah's claims are not far from fantasy. There is no incontrovertible proof that the Akans came from Middle East and as far YEN.com.gh is concerned, Abrokwah provides none.
The historical studies regarding the life of Jesus Christ have never shown that his people left the Middle East.
However there is a long tradition within the sphere of conspiracy theories in Ghana that somehow, Ghana is a spiritually significant country according to divine making.
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