Light and Truth

1844

Lewis, R. B. (Robert Benjamin) Lewis, R. B. (Robert Benjamin)

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Lewis, R. B. Light and Truth; Collected from the Bible and Ancient and Modern History, Containing the Universal History of the Colored and the Indian Race, from the Creation of the World to the Present Time, 34. Boston: A Committee of ColoredGentlemen, 1844.

LIGHT AND TRUTH;

COLLECTED FROM THE BIBLE AND ANCIENT AND

MODERN HISOTRY,

CONTAINING THE UNIVERSAL HISTORY OF THE COLORED AND THE INDIAN RACE,

FROM THE CREATION OF THE WORLD TO THE PRESENT TIME.

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BY R. B. LEWIS,

A COLORED MAN.

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Search this work with care and candor, Every line and page you read Will brighten all the truths of Scripture, Proved by history—plain indeed.

BOSTON:

PUBLISHED BY A COMMITTEE OF COLORED GENTLEMEN.

BENJAMIN F. ROBERTS, PRINTED.

1844.

The sons of Joseph, and their families, [1745 years B. C.] by Asenath, the daughter of Potipherah, Priest of On, an Egyptian [Ethiopian] woman. [Pharaoh, the king, called Joseph’s name Zaphnath-paaneah, and made him ruler over all the land of Egypt, and gave him to wife Asenath.] The sons of Joseph were Manasseh, of whom cometh the Manassehites; Ephraim, of whom cometh the Ephraimites. The son of Manasseh, by an Egyptian woman, was Machir, of whom cometh the Machirites. The son of Machir, by the daughter of an Egyptian, was Gilead, of whom cometh the Gileadites. The sons of Gilead were Jeezer, of whom cometh the Jeezerites; Helek, of whom cometh the Helekites; Asriel, of whom cometh the Asrielites; Shechem, of whom cometh the Shechemites; Shemida, of whom cometh the Shemidaites; Hepher, of whom cometh the Hepherites. The son of Hepher was Zelophehad. Zelophehad had no sons, but daughters, whose names were Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Mileah and Tirzah. These were the families of Manasseh, [Egyptians or Ethiopians,] and the number of them was fifty-two thousand seven hundred souls. (Gen. & Num.) According to the Book of Mormon, [written by Joseph Smith, Jr.] the people of Nephi, and the remnant of the house of Israel, were the descendants of Joseph and Ishmael. Thus we discover the account of Lehi, the prophet, to be of the genealogy of Joseph, a Caananite, and Asenath, an Egyptian woman, [blacks]. The sons of Lehi, by Sariah, were four—Laman, Lemuel, Sam and Nephi; and they took the daughters of Ishmael for wives, [dark red people].

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