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  What’s in a Name? How the Ancient Israelites Settled in Ghana
  Dr. Joseph Nii Abekar Mensah traces the history of Jewish migration in his landmark book Traditions and Customs of Gadangmes of Ghana: Descendants of Authentic Biblical Hebrew Israelites.

GaDangmes of Ghana have been described as descendants of the biblical Hebrew Israelites, whose ancestors once reigned supreme in the motherland. The ancestors of the GaDangmes were ruled by Wulomei (The High Priesthood). GaDangmes claim through their oral history that they are descendants of ancient Hebrew Israelites, and call themselves Yudafoi, meaning they are Jews. The book discusses GaDangme custom and traditions, including the Homowo Festival, circumcision, and outdooring (sanctification) of the child after birth, all traditions of Hebraic origins. This history book traces the origins of GaDangmes and their migration from ancient Israel to Ghana following the attack on Israel by the Assyrians about 700 years before Christ.

GaDangmes names read like genetic markers and are scattered throughout The Old Testament, including GaDangmes towns and villages that bear Hebrew names. Read this fascinating book to understand the culture that helped shape modern Ghana.

TRADITIONS AND CUSTOMS OF GADANGMES OF GHANA: DESCENDANTS OF AUTHENTIC BIBLICAL HEBREW ISRAELITES (ISBN: 978-1-62857-104-2) is now available for $21.50 and can be ordered through the publisher’s website:
http://sbpra.com/JosephNiiAbekarMensah or at www.amazon.com or www.barnesandnoble.com.

WHOLESALERS: This book is distributed by Ingram Books and other wholesale distributors. Contact your representative with the ISBN for purchase. Wholesale purchase for retailers, universities, libraries, and other organizations is also available through the publisher; please email bookorder@aeg-online-store.com

About the Author: Joseph Nii Abekar Mensah, PhD., is currently a clinical/educational consultant with Progressive Learning Institute & Counselling Services in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Dr. Mensah is the founder of GaDangme Heritage & Cultural Foundation. Born and raised in Accra (Ganyobi), Ghana, the author pursued studies in applied biology in London, England, specializing in pharmacology. He also holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in psychology and in education. “I had always wanted to know why my people call themselves ‘Gamei,’ meaning ‘Ga people.’ I learned they are of Hebrew Israelite origins, possibly from the tribes of Gad and Dan.”







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