Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The Migration of Abraham's Ancestors

Abraham's Nilo-Saharan ruler ancestors were sea-faring and also controlled the major water systems during the late Holocene Wet Period. They spread far and wide. Abraham's father Terah was associated with the Ainu who migrated to Japan and to North America. The Nilotic Ainu/Annu were the master builders of Biblical On (Heliopolis). DNA studies have confirmed the migration of the Nilotic Kushites out of Africa.

Alice C. Linsley

The words tera, sarki and harwa are related words mean ruler-priest. The words are found across the ancient world which extended from Nigeria to the Orissa region of India. In Hinduism the sarki are responsible for flaying the sacrificed animal and for preserving the hides. The word harwa is an ancient Egyptian word for priest.

One of Abraham's nephews was named Thahash. This is the Hebrew word tahash, meaning skins. Thahash was likely a sarki who tanned the hides of sacrificed animals. Exodus 25:5 speaks of "five rams' skins dyed red, and tahash skins; acacia wood." God acts as the first sarki when He sacrifices animals to make coverings for the man and the woman (Gen. 3:21). Today Sarki live in the Orissa province of India and as ‘Haruwa’ in the Tarai region of Nepal. The word Haruwa is equivalent to the ancient Egyptian word ‘Harwa”, meaning priest.

In Nigeria the sarki are called "Kano Kings" and they are linguistically closer to their Niger-Congo brethren than they are to the Semites. The sarki appear to have migrated thousands of years ago from Africa to India and even Nepal. This migration is mentioned in Genesis where we are told that Kush's son Nimrod moved into the Tigris-Euphrates Valley where he established a vast kingdom and built numerous cities.

Were Abraham's ancestors rulers or refugees? That is an interesting question raised by some theorists who are familiar with the pre-canonical Girgam, a chronicle of the rulers of Kano-Borno who controlled commerce along the rivers. Gir refers to these rulers are traders. Kano-Nok-Borno is the region where some of Abraham's ancestors lived. Bor-no means "Land of Noah." Kano refers to Kain (Cain) and Nok appears in the Bible as the name Ha'nock. The evidence suggests that Abraham's ancestors were rulers who spread fare and wide as great kingdom builders.

Genesis also tells us that Abraham was a descendent of Kush, so while Abraham lived in Mesopotamia, he was of the Kushite people. Among these people the ruler-priests intermarried exclusively. Genesis shows that this is the case with Ham and Shem's lines. This should have an effect on the DNA of their living descendants, which it does. The Kushite migration explains the spread of R1*-M173, which is found mainly, but not exclusively in Africa. Haplogroup R1*-M173 is the pristine form of haplogroup R. We would expect just such a result from the Kushites whose rulers intermarried exclusively.

What is even more interesting is that this haplogroup is traced to Sub-Saharn Africa, which confirms the suspicion that the Kushites are descendents of people who moved to the Upper Nile from more southern parts of Africa, probably the Lebombo Mountains.  In Africa researchers have detected frequencies of Haplogroup R1*-M173 as high as 95% among Sub-Saharan Africans. This study supports the picture of diffusion of Niger-Congo (Nilo-Saharan) carriers of R1*-M173 from Africa to Eurasia between 4-5,000 years ago.

In fact, the migration of Abraham's ancestors from Africa to India and beyond, explains the spread of motifs common to Afro-Asiatic, Hindu and Buddhist religions. Those motifs include Trees, Serpents, Water, the Bull, the Sun and the Moon. All of these are found at the temples and shrines of Memphis, Heliopolis and Hierakonpolis, but they did not originate there. They appear to have come from more southern parts of Africa.

Research verifiying the Genesis record of Kushite migration from Africa into Eurasia can be found here:

Current Research Journal of Biological Sciences 2(5): 294-299, 2010
ISSN: 2041-0778
© Maxwell Scientific Organization, 2010

The Kushite Spread of Haplogroup R1*-M173 from Africa to Eurasia


  1. Alice, do you read Mathilda's Anthropology Blog? There are several good articles on Afro-Asiatic language origins.

    I have read most of Clyde A. Winters' books. A book I am most anxious to read is "Atlantis in Mexico". This provocative title tells me that there will be some amazing scholarship that backs it up.

  2. Yes, I follow Mathilda's blog and have read most of what she has posted on R1. She and I have had some conversations. For a while she wasn't posting much because she wasn't well. I believe that she is better now. She seems to have little respect for my research, being reactive toward anything that has the word "biblical" associated with it. She also appears unwilling to credit Africans with migration out of Africa and kingdom-building accomplishments in ancient times. Still, she has some good stuff at her blog.

  3. Very Interesting article. Please explain Abraham being from Kush I never read that anywhere.

    1. Abraham's ancestors were Kushites. Abraham was born in Mesopotamia. He was a descendant of the Kushite kingdom builder, Nimrod. Nimrod was a son of Kush. See Genesis 10:8.

    2. Son of man, make known to Yarushalyim her abominations and say, 'This [is what] says the Sovereign Yahowah to Jerusalem, "Your origin and your birth are from the land of the Canaanite, your father was an Amorite {Armenian J1} and your mother a Hittite {Anatolian/Northern Syria R1b}. Kish or Kush?

    3. Lisa, Canaan was the crossroads for the dispersal of the archaic rulers out of the Upper Nile and Lake Chad region (point of origin of the R1B). See these posts:


  5. In what parts of the world are the ancestors of Abraham living now?

  6. Abraham might have lived in Ur of Chaldees, a nation founded by the Cushite Nimrod, but he was called a Syrian, and rightly so b/c he WAS a Shemite, a descendant of Eber, a son of Shem. I can't take you seriously if you can't even get the Table of Nations right.

  7. Matu, Abraham is called a "Hebrew" and an "Aramaean" in the Bible. Syria as a nation did not exist at that time. The word Hebrew is the Anglicized form of the word Habiru found my many ancient texts. The Habiru were a caste of ruler priests whose lines intermarried. The lines of Cain and Seth (brothers) intermarried. The lines of Ham and Shem (brothers) intermarried. This means that Nimrod, Terah (Abraham's father) and Abraham were descendants of both Ham and Shem. The lines of Abraham and his brother Terah intermarried. Please feel free NOT to visit this site if you find the research offensive.


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