Concerning the Ancient Aethiops

As many Christian Identity folks are already aware, many try to claim the Ethiopians/Cushites were negroes. Usually this is done in an attempt to support a universalist position. Favoured claims are that Moses’ wife Zipporah was a negress, that the Ethiopian eunuch was a negroe, or that Cush himself (or even his father Ham) was a negroe. These claims are all easily refuted, but that is not my purpose here, and many scholars have covered these matters at length.

Suffice it to say that Zipporah was a Midianite or a Cushite from the Ethiopia of Asia (Herodotus, Histories 3.94, 7.70, Josephus Antiquities 1.6.2). This is apparent from the fact that Moses met her in Midian (Exodus 2.15), of which her father was high priest (2.16).

The Ethiopian eunuch was clearly a Judaean serving in the Ethiopian Court, which is easily established by the fact that he possessed Scriptures (Acts 8.28) and was making a pilgrimage to the temple (8.27) where only Judaeans were permitted (Acts 21.28-29, the Temple Warning inscription). He was also converted before Cornelius and the agreement to convert the nations.

Cush was the patriarch from whom descended Nimrod, the builder of the first great Adamic empire. Some say Nimrod was a bastard, but I’m sure we can all agree that an architect of the first great Adamic empire was certainly not a negroe or a mulatto.

My purpose here will be to elaborate on some of the facts concerning the racial history of Ethiopia as well as its present state today. Many look at the average Ethiopian, or select tribes of Ethiopia and see that they have dark brown or black skin and often have nappy hair. Some tribes in Ethiopia are in fact negroes (hereafter Congoids, the appropriate racial classification) but these are not autocthonous nor are they the majority. These Congoid populations in the Horn of Africa descend from more recent Nilotic and Bantu migrations alien to ancient Ethiopia.

The fact is, that the racial archetype of Ethiopia (Aethiopid) is a subtype of the Caucasoid race and not the Congoid race! Aethiopids are a Mediterranid stabilized with a Congoid element with other Caucasoid influences in certain Aethiopic subtypes.

Aethiopids are medium to long headed with large heads whereas Congoids have small broad heads. Aethiopids have no protrusion of the jaw as do Congoids and they typically have lighter skin and often straight or wavy hair. They have limbs of typical Caucasoid proportions which lack the extra length of the Congoid’s limbs. They are by no means Congoid either in their morphology or craniometry. In layman’s terms they appear as if the skin of a Negroe was draped over the flesh and bone of a Caucasian.

The Rwandan genocide was motivated by the racial differences between the Aethiopic Tutsis and the predominantly Congoid Hutus. The Tutsis are sometimes called “the Jews of Africa” and may well descend in part from Edomite Jews dispersed into North East Africa following the Judaean wars.

‘The Satanic Origins of the Edomite Jews’

I would now like to now quote Diodorus Siculus from his Library of Histories regarding the Ethiopians. After describing the civilised Ethiopians Diodorus Siculus goes on to describe in contrast the primitive hominids dwelling in Ethiopia and nearby regions.

“1 But there are also a great many other tribes of the Ethiopians, some of them dwelling in the land lying on both banks of the Nile and on the islands in the river, others inhabiting the neighbouring country of Arabia, and still others residing in the interior of Libya. 2 The majority of them, and especially those who dwell along the river, are black in colour and have flat noses and woolly hair. As for their spirit they are entirely savage and display the nature of a wild beast, not so much, however, in their temper as in their ways of living; for they are squalid all over their bodies, they keep their nails very long like the wild beasts, and are as far removed as possible from human kindness to one another; 3 and speaking as they do with a shrill voice and cultivating none of the practices of civilized life as these are found among the rest of mankind, they present a striking contrast when considered in the light of our own customs.” 
-Library of History, 3.8.1

When describing the civilized Ethiopians Diodorus makes no mention of their physical characteristics, but when he mentions the savages the first things he notes are their black skin, flat noses and wooly hair. I think that if Diodorus had observed these physical traits among the civilized Ethiopians, he would not have made specific note of them among the savage Ethiopians.

The civilized Ethiopians were probably rooted in the classic gracile Mediterranean stock that Diodorus was most likely already familiar with, and which is manifest in part among the most deeply rooted bloodlines of modern Ethiopia.

In the 4th-century AD a remnant of the Kushites continued to be perceived as distinct from the black tribes of the region. A 4th century victory stela commemorating the Axumite king Ezana contains inscriptions describing separate racial groups dwelling in ancient Nubia. The Ezana Stele names the Kasu (Kushites) and Red Noba who are both believed by scholars to have been Cushitic speakers related to the Egyptians. These are contrasted with the Black Noba population that was instead related to Nilotes and who likely spoke an Eastern Sudanic dialect. Here is a notable excerpt from the Ezana Stele:

“Through the might of the Lord of All I took the field against the Noba when the people of Noba revolted, when they boasted and “He will not cross over the Takkaze,” said the Noba, when they did violence to the peoples Mangurto and Hasa and Barya, and the Black Noba waged war on the Red Noba and a second and a third time broke their oath and without consideration slew their neighbors and plundered our envoys and messengers whom I had sent to interrogate them, robbing them of their possessions and seizing their lances.”

Another matter of anthropological interest to Ethiopia is the fact that Ethiopia is ethno-linguistically Afro-Asiatic (mainly Cushitic). Many are not aware, but Congoid peoples speak Niger-Congo or Nilo-Saharan languages which are distinct from the Afro-Asiatic languages spoken by the autocthones of Northern Africa and the Horn of Africa.

In biblical times Ethiopia is one of the first Adamic nations to be lost to miscegenation.

“For I am the Lord thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour: I gave Egypt for thy ransom, Ethiopia and Seba for thee.”
-Isaiah 43.3

It seems God placed these Hamites between Israel and the non-Adamic sub-Saharan Congoid tribes who had crossed the desert and begun to assault Northern Africa and the Horn of Africa. Note that Ethiopia and Egypt exist as nations (in the deracinated modern sense), but that God no longer counts them among the nations because they are all demonic hybrids today.

‘Fornication, Adultery and Idolatry: a Biblical Case Against Miscegenation’

‘The Origins of the Non-Adamic Races’

The word Ethiopia itself is of interest. It is commonly thought to come from two Greek components. Aitho (to scorch) and ops (the face). Pure-blooded congoids do not commonly suffer greatly from sunburn, and it would seem that aithiops must describe a sunburn or tan. The component aithos itself may be taken to mean “shining” and if we take aithiops to mean “shining face”, then neither can this describe a Congoid, whose face absorbs light rather than reflecting it.

I believe that in light of this evidence the Scriptural narrative and Christian Identity position concerning the Ethiopia of Africa is wholly validated. In Ethiopia we see a land founded by White Hamites (in my opinion the Mediterranean race).

Ham had no promise of enduring posterity as Shem does through Israel, and today the Mediterranean race is found bred into adjacent races, whether Nordids in Western Europe or Congoids in the Horn of Africa. Every land where we today see Caucasoids (be they Aethiopids, Vedoids, Arabids or Turanids et al.) was once a domain belonging to the Adamic race, and Ethiopia is no exception.

‘Adam: The Patriarch of One Race’

‘The Origins of the Non-Adamic Races’


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