ISRAEL AND AFRICA

THE WORD ROSH IN HEBREW AND THE WORD RUOTH IN LUO

As Jews around the world celebrate the civil new year under the heading Rosh Hashanah one cannot help but try and and see if the word ruoth in Luo are connected .It is surprising that they are the same .

The word rosh in Hebrew refers to the Head and also Chief or Captain.Thus the civil year began in September as civil headship was displayed through the King.But tehj ecclesiastical year began in March-April.

In  the Luo language, the tribe in East Africa , the word ruoth is used fora leader or chief.It is a title of headship.

Thus one can see that there was a Linguistic connection between the Egyptian Luo and Hebrews by the connection of rosh and ruoth- as we also stipulated in a former article how the Luo have no sh sound which as similar to the half Jewish -Egyptian tribe of Ephraim and Manasseh who had no sh because their mother was Egyptian and most Egyptian tongues have no sh sound or have few words with sh.

 

THE WORD KAPHAR IN HEBREW AND KAP IN KALENJIN

The word Kaphar in Old Testament Israel means a village enclosed by a wall.Yet in Kalenjin Land , the word Kap is used for a hamlet or village.In Kenya and Uganda we have towns such as :

1.Kapsabet

2. Kapchorwa

3.Kipkelion

The word Kaphar (pronounced as kafar ) and Kap are related as p and f are relatives .

This linguistic evidence that Egyptian tongues like Kalenjin had an influence on the Hebrew tongue as they , the Kalenjin and Jews were under the superpower called Egypt.

Arthur Owiti