Black God: The Afroasiatic Roots of the Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Religions
A comparative study of the Afroasiatic traditional religions of northern Africa and Arabia. The author argues that there is a common Afroasiatic language in those regions, so is there a common family of religions. He compares traditions as diverse as those in Yemen and Nigeria.
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Afroasiatic Afroasiatic languages Afroasiatic-speakers Amarro ancient animal anthropologist Arab archaic Asma Giyorgis Athtar Auseans ayana Bartels Berber bipolarity Borana branches bride bull called century ceremony Christian circumcision clan cult Daum Daum's deities demon Dodo Donkey's Skin Dorze dualism Dumezil Egypt Egyptian Ethiopia evidence father feast female fertilising water fertility festival full moon generation-class generation-grade girl goddess gods Greek groom Gwyn Griffiths Haberland Hausa hero Herodotus Horus hunt ibex Ibid Indo-European intercourse Isis Islam Janjero John Gwyn Griffiths Kabyle Kafa killed king kingship languages later live Lloyd Macha male marriage married Monfouga-Nicolas mother Muslim myth night North Africa Omotic Omotic-speakers original Oromo Oromo religion Osiris pilgrimage Plutarch pre-Islamic priest Proto-Semitic rain rainy season reflected religious represents resembles rite ritual sacrificed saffu scholars seen Semitic Seth Seth's South Arabian southern spirits storm-god symbolised temple Tremearne tribe veneration wadi Waqa women worship Yemeni Yemeni folktales