April 12th, 2009

Reading Ancient Texts Responsibly

by Clinton Chisholm

Reading Ancient Texts Responsibly

Though many (learned and unlearned folk) seem not be aware of it there is an academic version of the biblical “believe not every spirit…” It is “double-check all sources.”  I ‘push up’ myself in the company of reputed scholars and …

March 22nd, 2009

Quibbling With Tafari

by Clinton Chisholm

Quibbling With Tafari

My friend Dr. Ikeal Tafari has written two pieces in your newspaper raising questions on the historical roots of Israel. Unfortunately the main source he seems to be drawing on is Gary Greenberg’s book The Bible Myth: African Origins of

March 10th, 2009

Genealogies in the Bible: The Basics

by Clinton Chisholm

Genealogies in the Bible: The Basics

Those who desire to read the Bible responsibly must understand that they are  reading an ancient book and not one written according to the conventions of the 21st century AD.

A biblical genealogy is “a list of names indicating …

March 8th, 2009

Cruel Options for Afrocentrist Critics of Christianity

by Clinton Chisholm

Those Afrocentrists who assert (often without supporting evidence) that the ancient Hebrews derived their major doctrines from Egypt arising from

Those Afrocentrists who assert (often without supporting evidence) that the ancient Hebrews derived their major doctrines from Egypt arising from the Hebrews’ collective presence in Egypt for over 400 years cannot easily go on to raise questions on the reality

March 1st, 2009

Genuine and Bogus Blacks In The Bible

by Clinton Chisholm

 

Genuine and Bogus Blacks In The Bible

If you hear anyone saying that Christianity is a European religion just lovingly but firmly remind them of its place of origin in the Middle East (Jerusalem) and it is critical for Black Muslims and people in general to …

February 24th, 2009

Of ‘Black’ and ‘Negro’

by Clinton Chisholm

Of ‘Black’ and ‘Negro’

On Monday night (Feb. 16), during an interview with me on Drive Time Live (HOT 102 FM in Jamaica) about my new book Revelations on Ras Tafari, host June Hines joined Rasta poet Mutabaruka in expressing mild disgust with my …