The Anu

Essays by Ekowa©

Petrie, 1939, p. 73

"Strange times are these in which we live
when old and young are taught in falsehoods school.

And the one man that dares to tell the truth
is called at once a lunatic and fool"



 Anu, On, Heliopolis and Zion

I love Dr. Cheikh Anta Diop. Every time I read the African Origins of Civilization or Great African Thinkers I get something new out of it.  His analysis starts my mind to wondering and questioning everything.  Recently I’ve turned my interests to the ancient term Anu.  Anu was called Heliopolis by the Greeks and On in the Bible. As I started to research those three seemingly divergent names I wondered if On could possibly be related to the Biblical name Zion. Zion - Jerusalem - the City of David were names often used to refer to Israel, the heavenly place, the promised land of the Hebrews.

I began to wonder why in 1946 the newly formed nation of Israel did not name the land of Israel Zion.  Zion is the most important name in the Bible. I'd read when a vote was taken when Israel was formed the name Zion lost by one vote. Why?  I had also read that the nation of Uganda at the mouth of the Nile, and long held to be the place where the first man and woman as found, was the sight for the 'New Israel' after WWII. That is indeed another story. From this  began to research the ancient people of On or Anu the original name/place of Zion.




    ‘According to Amélineau: An means man [in Diola]. Thus Anu originally may have meant men.’ 


Cheikh A.Diop

Anu was also the Sumerian [African] name for the sky or sky god. An being the first cause [man]. The sky god whose wife was Antu in the Babylonian culture and Uras in the Akkadian or Sumerian was also on occasion called Ki.  There symbol of authority was the ‘horned cap’ the headdress of heroes [Heru] and gods [mighty men].  His symbol is a sacred shrine surmounted by the divine horned cap (found on Babylonian boundary stones) and his sacred number is sixty. His sacred animal is the "Heavenly bull". Anu was worshipped at six cult centers. Anu is also known as Father and Kings of the Gods.

Who was the leader of those cities? One was called Nimrod, but there were many. The name Nimrod was used like Pharaoh  or Nebus and was a Kingly title. 


Nimrod facing Orion [see three stars]

Eagle-headed Nimrod

Maat and horned Hathor

Horned Zulu

Male up - Female down


Horned Moses

Horned Europe from horned Africa [horns morphed into the European crown]

Elizabeth II with crown [horns]

Sumer, Akkad, Babylon all were relatives of the sons of Kham and related to Khemet according to the Biblical account. It amazes me how modern Biblical scholars forget this fact when it suits their agenda and ignore the African ancestry of Khemet.

"The mention of Nimrod in the Bible is rather limited. The Biblical Nimrod was called  "a mighty one on the earth" and "the mighty hunter before Jehovah/Elohim." He was said to be the founder and king of the first empire after the Biblical flood and his realm was connected with the Mesopotamian towns Babylon, Uruk, Akkad, Caleh, Nineveh, Resen, Rehoboh, and Calah."


We see the word Ur and Akkad in the town that were under Nimrodian control but was related to the Egypt according to the biblical account. Did the concept of Zion or "The Holy City/City of Righteousness" originate in Egypt/Khemet with the city of Anu/On?  Can Zion just be a  mythical [heavenly] place, a people or a nation?

“But Zion said, "The Lord has forsaken me, and the Lord has forgotten me."  Shall a woman forget her suckling child, from having mercy on the child of her womb? These too shall forget, but I will not forget you (again referring to the nation).” Isaiah 54: 14-15.

Here Zion is saying something?  ’The Lord has forsaken me and the Lord has forgotten me?  Sounds like Zion is a person or a nation possibly Israel speaking up to God?.

Zion is mentioned in connection with Jerusalem and more specifically the "City of David".  The Jebusites or Canaanites originally controlled Jerusalem before and after the time of the Biblical Melchezedeck who's name meant the King of peace and righteousness. So that may point to the fact that Zion was a place of righteousness that housed the King of Righteousness and Peace.

According to the Bible, Melchezedeck received tithes from Abraham, the patriarch or the Hebrews, and as the scriptures said: ‘the lesser was bless by the greater, meaning Abraham was blessed by Melchezedeck, he being the greater one. Here are two Kings. Abraham, and Melchezedeck, but the king who would later be the Great Father of the Hebrews bowed to another  king not of his people or culture. Hummm. Yes, it could be etiquette, but what else?

GENESIS 14:18 "Then Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine; he was the priest of God Most High. 19 And he blessed him and said: "Blessed be Abram of God Most High, possessor of heaven and earth; 20 and blessed be God Most High, who has delivered your enemies into your hand." And he gave him a tithe of all.

You only give a tithe to a priest of the God you serve or reverence and Abraham had been chosen to be the man of El-Elyon, later to be called Yahweh.

Gen. 17:7, "I will establish my covenant between me and you and your descendants after you throughout this generation for an everlasting covenant to be God to you and to your descendants after you."

What does the name Jerusalem mean and how does it relate to Egypt/Khemet?

'The name of Jerusalem (literally meaning "to establish peace or submission") certainly symbolized the role that it played in establishing and maintaining Egyptian control over the area called Palestine during the 18th Dynasty. Both names are found in Chapter 11 of Nehemiah where the Hebrew stele reads  "Yurushalayim ha Qudesh," meaning, "Jerusalem the Holy City.

Can Jerusalem and Anu [On] be the same place or two sides of the same coin? Let's look at Khemet to see if any of their kings or Pher-aa/Pharoahs exploits can be tied to Jerusalem.

The capture of Jerusalem/Kadesh by Thutmose III also resolves the formerly unknown source of the name Zion. Zion consists of the components On (Hebrew for the holy city of On/Heliopolis in Egypt) and the Hebrew word Zi (meaning arid place). Literally translated, Zion appropriately becomes "Holy City of the Desert." [House of Messiah. Ahmed Osman].

Jerusalem became a Holy City during the reign of Tutmoses III.

As an adult ruler, Tuthmoses III conducted 17 successful campaigns that served him a position as the most successful Pharaoh ever — in military terms. He extended Egyptian territory and power considerably, into Mesopotamia, Canaan [Megiddo] and Nubia. He fought the Syrians [Assyrians] seeking refuge in Meggido [as the Hebrew King David?]. The conquered territories were put under control of vassal kings and chiefs, who paid taxes to Egypt. He [Tut/David] extended the temple at Karnak, as well as constructing new monuments at Abydos, Aswan, Heliopolis and Memphis. His mummy was said to be found in 1881 at Dayru l-Bahri.

"So David slept with his fathers, and was buried in the city of David. And the days that David reigned over Israel were 40 years: 7 years reigned he in Hebron, and 33 years reigned he in Jerusalem. Then sat Solomon upon the throne of David his father; and his kingdom was established greatly." 1 Kings 2:10-12.
The name David meant beloved.

The sacredness attributed to Jerusalem by the Egyptians initially derived from the transport of the Barque of Amun, a holy shrine carried on poles in much the same manner as the Israelite Ark of the Covenant, to the city by Thutmose III. The shrine was normally kept within the Holy of Holies in the Temple of Amun at Karnak, however Thutmose III had carried it with him into battle. It remained with him when he took up residence in Jerusalem during the prolonged siege of Megiddo.  



Amun with feathers looking an awful lot like the 10 commandment tablets on his head!



Please Read carefully!


The Jerusalem Jews were opposed to the Alexandrian [Egypt/Khemet] temple and jealous, because they saw it as a rival temple. When they got their version of the Septuagint [Greek version of the Old Testament Bible], they minutely altered the word for “Sun” (cheres) so that it read Destruction” (heres) instead. Calling On/Anu the City of Destruction or Desolation instead of the City of the Sun or City of Righteousness. The Sun being the image/icon of the God of Righteousness.

The Septuagint [Greek] version speaks of On/Anu reads “ir-ha-zedek” = “a city of righteousness”, but the altered version reads “a city of destruction”. It is because of this tiny variation between the two versions of the Septuagint that the King James and Authorized versions have a marginal note about the alternative reading. The correct rendering is “City of the Sun”, or “Heliopolis” is  City of Righteousness


So could there be to Cities of Righteousness? Could there be two places where a King of Righteousness and Peace resided in the desert? Maybe but...


The Strong’s and the Young’s Biblical Concordances, the one every Christian stakes their life on, is in error with this word and many, many others.  This is just one incident. If you are using a Strong's Concordance they will try to redirect your thinking, and use the word 'destruction or desolation' from the root word Aven in describing On/Anu, but it is purely a matter of choice and blatant prejudice on their part when defining On or Anu.  They usually translate anything that has to do with Egypt, Africa, and Ethiopia with contemptuous linguistics, so reader beware!!!



Jerusalem had several names according to Strong’s Concordance: Ari’el which was the symbolic name for Jerusalem meaning "Lion of El" or God. It was named the Gihon, meaning  to "burst forth", after the river in Eden or Paradise.  Heh’der meaning "honor and glory". Jebus meaning the "threshing floor".

According to Rev. David S. Clark -1921

"Its meaning goes beyond merely “the place where grain was threshed”. It is symbolic of the relationship between the Bride and the Bridegroom. It is not insignificant that Ruth came to Boaz at the “threshing floor” (Ruth 3:6-14). Boaz represents Christ (our kinsman redeemer) and Ruth, the Bride of Christ.

 At the center of the threshing floor, one finds two large flat stones, one resting on the top of the other. They were “fitted and joined” together. The top stone was known as the “female” and the bottom stone the “male”. The “grinding of grain” was a depiction of the act of marriage (Job 31:10).

Its meaning goes beyond merely “the place where grain was threshed”. It is symbolic of the relationship between the Bride and the Bridegroom. It is not insignificant that Ruth came to Boaz at the “threshing floor” (Ruth 3:6-14). Boaz represents Christ (our kinsman redeemer) and Ruth, the Bride of Christ.

At the center of the threshing floor, one finds two large flat stones, one resting on the top of the other. They were “fitted and joined” together. The top stone was known as the “female” and the bottom stone the “male”. The “grinding of grain” was a depiction of the act of marriage (Job 31:10).

Can Jerusalem and Anu [On] be the same place or two sides of the same coin?

"The capture of Jerusalem/Kadesh by Thutmose III also resolves the formerly unknown source of the name Zion . Zion consists of the components On (Hebrew for the holy city of On/ Heliopolis in Egypt ) and the Hebrew word Zi (meaning arid place). Literally translated, Zion appropriately becomes "Holy City of the Desert." [House of Messiah - Ahmed Osman]."

That may be a stretch for some of you. It is difficult to see a people combining two separate words from different languages into one, but we do that all the time. Jerusalem became a Holy City during the reign of Tutmoses III.  San Francisco a Spanish word has now morphed for some [who do not come from the Bay Area] as Frisco. Jazz musician and pianist Horace Silver has a song entitled Señor Blues, using Spanish and English to form a mélange, so making the comparison to Zi-On not too much of a stretch. A visual example is the Griffin have lion and half bird, each part a symbol.

I have found, due to the System of White Supremacy that manifests itself as Eurocentric History, on one side and on the other Arabic History, that masquerades s Egyptian, Persian and Babylonian history, have been manipulated by either or both peoples in order to pick and choose ideas, icons, history, culture, words, and phrases that are employed when describing African peoples in ancient secular and Bible history. Commentaries and many the concordances, bible dictionaries, and other ‘aides to biblical understanding’ follow the same pattern of misinformation, redirection and in many cases outright fabrications. 


In the case of Anu/On they, the Biblical redactors, made the choice of tying idolatry, destruction or desolation to the name of the region to make it and the inhabitants and founders of that religious city, a curse and a shame in history, but why? To make us believe that everything black is evil and cursed by the Creator and cause us not to question the role of Egypt in Hebrew life before and after the Bible was written.



The Barque/Ark crosses Amenta


Based on the original true evidence On/Heliopolis should be considered the original City of Righteousness and it was a mother or sister city to Jerusalem.  Why else did Joseph marry Anuset [Asneth], the daughter of a priest of Anu?  The same reason Moses married Zipporah the daughter of Jethro the Priest of Midian the bloodline. The Bible had to make a connection with Egypt for it to be considered a sacred book, just as the leaders and the people had to make a connection to Africa [see Moses and the reed bed or papyrus and river] to be considered a people worthy of a country.


We will understand that better when we compare King David of Israel and Tutmoses III Pharaoh of Egypt.

So what exactly is Zion?

“Awaken, awaken, put on your strength, O Zion; put on the garments of your beauty, Jerusalem, the Holy City, for no longer shall the uncircumcised or the unclean continue to enter you.  Shake yourselves from the dust, arise, sit down, O Jerusalem; free yourself of the bands of your neck, O captive daughter of Zion. Isaiah 52:1-2.

Circumcision was a custom of the Egyptian priesthood initiation rites long before the Hebrew, so that is a huge clue. The circumcision became a covenant right of the Hebrews from the time of Abraham, but it had been a priestly rite of Egypt for millennia. Moses, being a priest of the Mysteries, understood this ancient rite and reinstated it the children of Israel in the wilderness. They acquiesced because of their understanding through Abraham, and we believed it because it was an original biblical principle of the Hebrews, or so we thought.

Jerusalem was a captive daughter of Zion. Jerusalem is the Holy City and Zion.  What else is said about Israel and Egypt?

“When Israel was a child, then I loved him, and out of Egypt I called my son (referring to a nation). The more they called them, the more they went from them, and they sacrificed unto the Baalim, and offered to graven images.

“He shall not return into the land of Egypt, but the Assyrian shall be his king, because they refused to return.”  Hosea 11:1-2, 5.

Here the Lord is speaking of calling Israel out of Egypt and because of their sacrificing to inferior gods [worshipping the created and not the Creator of all Things who is bless forever Amen] but, they will not return to Egypt, the land of their nativity, but will ruled over by the Assyrian. But, the Apostle Shaul speaks of this false worship in Romans.

 “They say they are wise but they are fools; instead of worshipping the immortal God, they worship images made to look like mortal men or birds or animals or reptiles…Because those people refuse to keep in mind the true knowledge about God, he has given them over to corrupted minds and that they do the things they should not do.”  Romans 1: 18-28 excerpted.

The original Egyptians did not worship the [neteru] attributes of the One Creator God if correctly read will prove, but those who had not the knowledge, did worship the creations rather than the Creator, but that happens in all religions and religious interpretation1000 years after the fact.  Israel was one who did not fully understand and were not taught the truth, that’s why they went into captivity to the Assyrians. [See my essays on Moses from information on Iconography].

There is also a Biblical account of Anu or On as mentioned in Genesis.  This centers around Joseph, the son of Jacob [Israel] and his sojourn as Vizier or Prime Minister in Egypt. Joseph married AnuSet [Aseneth] or OnSet the daughter of Potirfera, high Priest of On or Anu.  An excerpt from the Catholic Encyclopedia states:

"Deeply impressed by the clear and plausible interpretation of his dreams, and recognizing in Joseph a ‘wisdom’ more than human, the monarch entrusted to him the carrying out of the practical measure, which he had suggested. For this purpose he raised him to the rank of keeper of the royal seal, invested him with an authority second only to that of the throne, bestowed on him the Egyptian name of Zaphenath-paneah ("God spoke, and he came into life"), and gave him to wife Aseneth, the daughter of Putiphares, the priest of the great national sanctuary at On (or Heliopolis, seven miles north east of the modern Cairo). "



To become a Vizier or third ruler of Egypt under Pharaoh, Joseph had to go through the mystery school. Yes, you did! AND the Vizier also wore the leopard or cheetah skin as a sign of authority, as did the Sem-Priests of Egypt.

Sem-Priests opening the mouth of Osiris or the one who died in him.

Let us look as this example:

Lets say the Creator wanted to put you in the position of authority as the Surgeon General of the United States. Could you take that position if you did not attend and complete medical school? Nope. Could He/She/It supernaturally give you the power to become Surgeon General? Well yes, but that’s not how things work usually. Why? The President and his advisors would need to see your real natural education, employment, if you'd published any medical papers, and all your history. Even if the Lord equipped you with supernatural medical knowledge you would still have to ‘Go to School!’


The University System of Hu

It was the same thing with biblical Joseph and Moses.  They had talent, but they also had to matriculate thorough the Egyptian educational system and become a specialized PRIEST!

What does Zion mean in referencing it with the Greek named Heliopolis or Anu?

We see that they are similar. Sun City or Sun Center alludes to be a hot place. It can be dry or arid. On or Anu was the center of worship of Min.

Min was a neter of fertility. Ahmed Osman had chronicled Joseph as being Yuya. Yuya’s wife Thuya was the superintendent of the house of Min. With this reasoning Thuya may have been AnuSet the wife of Joseph. 

“Sometimes given as either the son or consort of Isis . He generally held a flail in his raised right hand and wore a crown surmounted by two tall plumes. The "White Bull" appears to have been sacred to him. His most important sanctuaries were at Koptos (Qift) and Akhmim (Panoplis). Min was also worshipped as a god [neter]of desert roads and of travelers. In addition to his role in coronation rites, Min was honoured in harvest festivals during which offerings of lettuce and sheaves of wheat.[1][2] 

Min is an Ancient Egyptian god whose cult originated in predynastic times (4th millennium BC).[1] He was represented in many different forms, but was often represented in male human form, shown with an erect penis which he holds in his left hand and an upheld right arm holding a flail. As Khem or Min, he was the god of reproduction; as Khnum the potter, he was the creator of all things, "the maker of gods and men." Wiki

Min with erect penis

Side note:

"Another aphrodisiac was the onion. They were forbidden to the priests who had vowed celibacy, for fear that their passion might take over, and that they might desecrate themselves! Fennel, ginger, pomegranates, coriander in wine and radishes mixed with honey were thought to have aphrodisiac qualities, too.["1][4]

"The mixed multitude that was among them lusted exceedingly: and the children of Israel also wept again, and said, "Who will give us flesh to eat? We remember the fish, which we ate in Egypt for nothing; the cucumbers, and the melons, and the leeks, and the onions, and the garlic; but now we have lost our appetite. There is nothing at all except this manna to look at." Numbers 11:3-5

What is Joseph's Egyptian name?

"The Hebrew scribe must have slipped into the use of the common Semitic root 'zaphan' when writing 'zaphenat' for the unfamiliar vocalization of Joseph's Egyptian name. [Kenneth] Kitchen concludes that the original was probably 'zat-en-aph', that is Djed(u)-en-ef (in Egypto-speak) meaning 'he who is called' - a phrase familiar to all Egyptologists. The expression was probably vocalized as 'zatenaf'." The first sentence would then read "Pharaoh named Joseph 'He who is called Pa'aneah'.". "It has long been recognized that 'aneah' represents the Egyptian word ankh (meaning 'life') or ankhu (meaning 'is alive'). Kitchen proposes that the initial 'Pa' or 'Pi' element stands for Egyptian lipi or lipu." Osman.

The Judges and Evils of Ancient Egypt in the Papyrus of Ani , it gives the Name of the God [neteru], Identification and Crime Judged is as follow for each city.  

Name of God


Crime Judged

False - Strider






See whom you bring

House of Min



Heliopolian Nome

Unhearing of Truth

Joseph’s baby brother was named Ben-Anu or Ben-Oni by his mother, and was renamed Benjamin by his father.  See Gen 35:18.

 "And it came to pass, as her soul was in departing, (for she died) that she called his name Benoni: but his father called him Benjamin."


Had Rachel ever been to Egypt or On? Why would she name her son Ben-Oni?  The Jewish Encyclopedia says her naming him Ben-Oni is a play on words because she was dying. 

‘A play upon the name "Benjamin." According to Gen. xxxv. 18, it was the name given by the dying Rachel to her son Benjamin.”

Youngest son of Jacob by Rachel, who died on the road between Beth-el and Ephrath, while giving him birth. She named him "Ben-oni" (son of my sorrow); but Jacob, to avert the evil omen, called him "Ben Yamin," son of the right hand; that is, of good luck (Gen. xxxv. 17, 18).

But, was she sorrowful about death or proclaiming who her last son would be? A name carries the intrinsic value of who you are.  Why was it necessary for her husband to rename him? Well, I don't think he did!

“It was believed that the right testicle produced masculine seed, and that when males were begotten they were developed in the right side of the womb. Benjamin signifies "son of my right side;" thus the name of a member of a family attests the reigning notion. The name Benoni, given to the same individual by his mother, may mean, literally, either "Son of Anu," or "Son of my On [righteouness]."

They were both saying the same thing…Son of Anu or Ben-Oni = ‘Son of Man’ and ‘Son of my right side’ which designated he was a man.  Anu is the Egyptian word for Man according to a quote from ‘The African origin of Civilization’ by Diop.

‘According to Amélineau An means man [in Diola]. Thus Anu originally may have meant men.’

According to other writers:

The male, or active, principle was typified by the idea of "solidity," and "firmness"; and the female, or passive, principle by "water," "fluidity," or "softness." It is then, a priori, probable that Anu was the name of the testis on the right side…. The metaphors we sometimes hear, such as "king of the lower world," "The original chief," "father of the Gods," "The old Anu," relates to these parts, and are of phallic import.

The Art of circumcision of the penis:


Meru/Maasai Circumcision with spear appendage. The spear means power and authority.

“Nothing therefore could render the oath more solemn in those days than touching the symbol of creation, the sign of the covenant, and the source of that issue who may at any future period avenge the breaking of a pact made with their progenitor." From this we learn that Abraham, himself a Chaldee, had reverence for the phallus as an emblem of the Creator.”

Egyptian view:

“Atem is he who masturbated in Iunu (On, Heliopolis ). He took his phallus in his grasp that he might create orgasm by means of it, and so were born the twins Shu and Tefnut. -- Pyramid Text 1248-49”

Tefnut and Shu

The name of Yahweh [HwHY] and the yod [y] represents the phallus.  According to the Kabala brought out in meditating on the name Yahweh.

“The tip of the penis is Yod, the penis shaft itself is Vav and the ten toes on my two feet are the two Heys; this is the third general HAVAYA (Havaya).” The Kabala


What does this mean in drawn images?

"The Circle, bluntly, in Circle in the Square represents the female, the rounded shape or 'hole' of her reproductive organs, while the Square means the line of the penis. The Circle is within the Square, that is symbolically and effectively ruled by the male, even where metaphysically (for instance in the medieval cosmogony where the encircling ether or sky is female, while the encircled fountain represented by the Hebrew letter yod is male), or materially (during coitus, or while pregnant) she seems to surround and contain the male; for her purpose for being is in nourishing and setting off the glory and power, and to serve, and ultimately, "when she is good", to become the crown of the male organ or as Wolfson explains, the woman's highest pride would be to inhabit the very corona of the circumcised penis! Circle in the Square: Studies in the Use of Gender in Kabbalistic Symbolism Elliot R. Wolfson, (Albany: SUNY P, 1995). 268 p.  

Circle dot with bindus

SUN and SUN SIGN: The sun was worshipped as a personified, life-giving deity in Babylonian, Egyptian, Greek, Roman, and other major civilizations of history. The more common symbol is the familiar face in the center of the sun's rays. A dot or point in the center of a circle symbolizes the blending of male and female forces. (See air, which also represents spirit, among the symbols for Elements) Hindus call the midpoint in a circle the Bindu - the spark of (masculine) life within the cosmic womb.[1][6]

Professor George Elder notes,

"Phallus, like all great religious symbols, points to a mysterious divine reality that cannot be apprehended otherwise. In this case, however, the mystery seems to surround the symbol itself. . . . It is not as a flaccid member that this symbol is important to religion, but as an erect organ." (6)

But what relates to the term circle?

Two of these [kabeiric] vases depict Odysseus and a Negro Circe... Snowden, p. 161. Note: Circe - is where we get the English word circle and church!   So, is the church feminine or masculine? Is the sun feminine or masculine? Was god seen as feminine or masculine?

Dr. Albert Mackey, already quoted herein, also writes in his classic work "Symbolism of Freemasonry," page 352, "Phallus, a representation of the virile member which was venerated as a religious symbol… It was one of the modifications of sun worship, and was a symbol of the fecundating power of that luminary. The Masonic point within a circle is undoubtedly of phallic origin."

What of Circumcision?

From Herodotus we are informed the Syrians learned circumcision from the Egyptians, as did the Hebrews. Says Dr. Inman: "I do not know any thing which illustrates the difference between ancient and modern times more than the frequency with which circumcision is spoken of in the sacred books, and the carefulness with which the subject is avoided now. To speak of any man as being worthy or contemptible, as men and women did among the Jews, according to the condition of an organ never named, and very rarely alluded to, in a mixed company of males and females among ourselves, shows us that persons holding such ideas must have thought far more of these matters, and spoken of them more freely, than we have been taught to do. Abundance of offspring is the absorbing promise to the faithful; a promise liable to fail except the parts destined to that purpose were in an appropriate condition."

So the Kabalistic rendering of YHWH [HwHY]and the YYod is the head or corona or penis of Yahweh, the circle or the circumcised penis is the corona and the highest pride to have encircled it as a woman. Circe was the name of an African man…What does all this mean?  

 "Well like the brothers on the corner would say " We's all up and through here!"

We see that Jacob who obviously understood the allusion to ‘Son of my right [hand] testicle, also understood the power of Ben-Oni’s name. But remember we are reading the sanitized version and de-Egypt-cized version of the translation of the Bible.  

Seed of Osiris

So, that is why the translators did not say ‘Son of my right testicle, they said ‘Son of my right hand’ or ‘Son of the south’ [below the belt], which was another way of saying Man – because they believed a male descended from the right testicle. The Anu were Men and from the above picture they did not mind showing you their strength in pictorial form, which was an erect penis.

The first men and all who were of promise of Abraham were named after On/Anu as in the case of the Biblical Ben-Oni, Joseph, the Vizier of Egypt's, baby brother. Joseph after being brought to Egypt by God [Yahweh] married the daughter of the Priest of Anu – ‘The Priest of Min’ Anu-Set or Aseneth was a high priestess. Tell me it was no-way that a high priestess would marry out of her league! Joseph had to already be someone, but it was hidden in the scriptures.

The name Anu was well know through out African and its’ relatives of different nations.  

Let me begin with Dr. Diop’s quote from Maspero:

“Loudim, the eldest among them, personifies the Egyptian proper, the Rotou or Romitou of the hieroglyphic inscription. Amamim represents the great tribe of Anu, who founded On of the north [Heliopolis] and On of the south [Hermothis] in prehistoric times. Pg. 72”

Here is a simplistic hieroglyphic inscription of my name: Ekowa Kenyatta, the symbol in the case of Anu related towns and people would always have 3 pillars, as my name has 2 feathers.  So, every one would know by the ‘calling card’ or standing stones that these people, towns, nations were associated with the Anu.

Then Diop counters on Maspero thesis:

“Another contradiction; Maspero seems at times to accept the theory of Asiatic origin of Egyptians and recalls Pliny the Elder, who attributed the founding of Heliopolis to Arabs. In the same text, Maspero credits the settlement of that city to the Anu, whom he [Maspero] identifies with Anamim, son of Mesraim, a Negro. Pg.73”

What interested me are the connection with the tribe Anu and the Biblical On and Zion and the people who were the Anu and Israel and most of us ignore the connection.

Diop quotes another scholar Amélineau:

‘From various legends, I have been able to conclude that the population settled in the Nile Valley were Negroes, since the goddess Isis was said to have been a reddish –Black woman. In other words, I have explained, her complexion of café au lait [coffee with milk], the same as that of certain other Blacks whose skin seemed to cast a metallic reflection of copper.

Hebrew definition of the Adam created in the Biblical account is: Red, ruddy, black, soil, land.

“And he made Adam out of the dust [dirt] of the ground.”

He continues:

Amélineau designated the first black race to occupy Egypt by the name Anu.  He shows that it came slowly down/up the Nile [to the Mediterranean or Ethiopic Sea] and founded the cities of Esneh, Erment, Oouch, and Heliopolis, for, as he says:”

“’All those cities have the characteristic [Hieroglyphic] symbol that serves to denote the name Anu.” Pg. 76’”  


What was the characteristic symbol or mark that made men know those towns were settled or founded by the Anu?

The Hieroglyphic symbols used by the Egyptians.  The Annu or Anu people wrote their names with three pillars. Our people always used calling card.


Diop from Great African Thinkers;

“…we have one portrait of a chief, Tera Neter, roughly modeled in relief in green glazed faience, found in the early temple at Abydos [burial place of the real Osiris]. Preceding his name, his address is given on the earliest visiting cards, ‘Palace of the Anu in Hemen city, Tera Neter’. Pg. 39

So, does Zion have a hieroglyphic marker? Does Zion relate to Anu in any way?  The answer is Yes!

You can easily call it Zi-Anu:

(z´n) (KEY)  Zion or Sion (s´n) (KEY) , section of Jerusalem, defined in the Bible as the City of David [Tut 3]. Originally the name referred to the Jebusite fortress conquered by David, on the southeastern hill of Jerusalem. Zion was later applied to the hill where the Temple stood, and in turn came to denote the Temple area itself. Zion is symbolic of Jerusalem, of the Promised Land, of Israel’s hope of returning to Palestine (hence the term Zionism), and of heaven or God’s dwelling-place with his people.

But who was the God? Yahweh or Min? Khunum?


Tel Dan Stele of DwD [David.  The D [dalet] and T[Tet] are interchangeable in Hebrew, so it could stand for TwT or Tutmosis.

Zion was renamed the City of David, the temple where the Ark resided and Jerusalem itself.

Zion; or Mount Zion, meaning "fortress." In the time of David [Elhanan], a hilltop fortress in Jerusalem under the Jebusites. After Jerusalem was captured, Zion was renamed the City of David and the ark was placed there. 2 Sam. 5:7; 1 Kings 8:1; Ps. 76:2. Also the temple in Jerusalem. Isa. 8:18. Or Jerusalem itself. Ps. 69:35; Jer. 31:6.

Tutmoses III and King David  


Tutmoses III fought the Assyrians [Syrians]:

“He [Tutmoses III] extended Egyptian territory and power considerably, into Mesopotamia, Canaan [Megiddo] and Nubia. He fought the Syrians [Assyrians] seeking refuge in Megiddo [King David?] The conquered territories were put under control of vassal kings and chiefs, who paid taxes to Egypt.”

Tutmoses III exploits above are identical to the Biblical David’s. There is a connection between the Cities of Egypt and Jerusalem.

                    Tutmose III  "established garrisons in Syria" as the Bible describes for King David in 2 Samuel 8:13.

            Tutmose III was able to cross the Euphrates and erect a second stele beside that of Tutmose I.

Tutmose III (David) "recovered his border at the river Euphrates, according to 2 Samuel 8:3 the one originally established by his grandfather.

There is a lot of similarities between the two rulers. If David was Tutmoses then that connects the City of Anu with Zion.

Diop quotes:

“Among the monumental narratives engraved on the walls of Egyptian temples and referring to the great insurrections in Syria [ Assyria] against the Egyptian hegemony, never do we see a list of rebels and the vanquished the names of the Sidonians, of their capital, or any of their cities.  The most formidable of those uprisings, instigated by the Assyrians or else the northern Hittites, were put down by Tutmoses III…” Pg. 106.

Who was Tutmoses or Menkheperre?

On the death of Queen Hapshepsut, the great reign of the Eighteenth-Dynasty began under Tutmoses III, that other outstanding southern monarch, whose mother was a Sudanese Nubian.


A Sudanese Nubian woman

 The cousin of Tutmoses III

Relief of TutMoses III


Tutmoses III at Del Bahari

“On this painted temple relief, Tuthmoses III wears the atef-crown, which elaborately combines a tall central element resembling the White Crown with two ostrich plumes; the long, curling horns of a ram; sun disk; and uraeus. In back is a falcon with outstretched wings. The falcon was a favorite motif of Tuthmosis III and is often associated with his image. At the upper right are the two cartouches identifying the ruler by his throne name, Menkheperra, and birth name.”

The Falcon?  Humm let's see: There is a book by Ralph Ellis called "The Falcon of Sheba" where he speaks of that icon and David and the Queen of Sheba being Egyptian royalty. Their Herald or Hebrew icon was said to be the sun disk with wings.




The Obelisk in Central part is said to have been one erected in Egypt by Tutmoses III.

Who was the Biblical David?  


His name means ‘Beloved’, the 8th son of Jessie.  There is no Biblical record of the name of David’s mother, but it is obvious they want that hidden because David was treated like an outcast in the biblical account.  He was not counted as a Son to Jesse when the prophet Samuel came looking to anoint him David King. He was a descendant of Ruth the Moabitess.

“Biblical minimalists hold that David and his united kingdom never existed, and that the stories told about his life were made up much later by Jewish nationalists. Others consider him a real historical figure, but like King Arthur, consider most of the traditions relating to him to have more myth than substance.

The details of David's life given in these articles come from the Hebrew Bibles and are not corroborated by other historical documents. However, an ancient inscription found at Tel Dan is generally considered to refer to a king of the "House of David", providing indirect evidence that David did exist as a historical king.” Encyclopedia

The Bible is our only source of information about David. No ancient inscription mentions him. No archaeological discovery can be securely linked to him. The quest for the historical David, therefore, is primarily exegetical.”[1]

According to the Talmud (Bava Basra 91a) David’s mother was: Nizbet bas Adael here they got the name is unknown as well as the meaning of her name. although there is not other reference to that or any other name in history. David was considered a bastard or born out of wedlock and his father Jesse was ashamed of him.

I tried to break down the name in Hebrew.

Niz or Nes:  The Hebrew word nes is defined in the Even Shoshan dictionary as follows: 

1) a banner, standard or identifying sign of a unit

2) a miraculous event, something supernatural;

3) an island, dry land surrounded by sea (from Greek nesos). A sign or remembrance.

Bet: is a house or the number two.

Bas: Daughter of ...[it has to be someone or something usually a deity].

Ada or Adah: means ornament or happy.  

El: God or mighty one as in Elohim, used in ancient times at the ending of names to say what god you served as in Dani’el.

David’s mother name may have meant:  

Niz[Nes]bet – The miracle or banner for the great house.

Bas: "daughter [of]"

Ada’El – The ornament of the god El.

Together her name may mean: 

    " Sign or the great house, the daughter of the ornament of El."  

Who could that possibly have been? Where was the Great House of El? Let us look to an Egypt.

Tutmoses III mother was said to have been a concubine or Tutmoses II said to be Auset or Isis. This may have been another Isis and not the original Isis who was married to Osiris and birthed Horus.  This Isis who was the mother of TutMoses who was the mother of Tutmoses III was supposedly a harem girl, but was she?

Isis: She was a lesser wife of Tuhthmosis II. She was a commoner and member of his harem. After giving birth to Tuthmosis III (the heir) she was elevated to the rank of "Royal Mother".

What is the Kings concubine mean? Concubine is a minor wife or second wife. 

‘Pharaohs also had a host of 'minor wives' but, since succession did not automatically pass to the eldest son, such women are known to have plotted to assassinate their royal husbands and put their sons on the throne. Given their ability to directly affect the succession, the term 'minor wife' seems infinitely preferable to the archaic term 'concubine'.

Yet even the word 'wife' can be problematic, since there is no evidence for any kind of legal or religious marriage ceremony in ancient Egypt. As far as it is possible to tell, if a couple wanted to be together, the families would hold a big party, presents would be given and the couple would set up home, the woman becoming a 'lady of the house' and hopefully producing children.’

But check this OUT!!! Remember the name of David’s mother according to the Talmud? Nizbet bas Adael which meant:

The sign or the great house, the daughter of the ornament of El.

‘Such women [second wives and concubines] were given the title 'ornament of the king', chosen for their grace and beauty to entertain with singing and dancing. But, far from being closeted away for the king's private amusement, such women were important members of court and took an active part in royal functions, state events and religious ceremonies.’ BBC Documentary on the house of the Pharoah's

Ah Ha!!! The plot thickens!

Isis or Auset means: Throne or seat of authority.  Here is his mother sitting of the Square. This seated statue was dedicated by Tuthmosis III to the temple of Amon-Re at Karnak, therefore the legs of its seat bear an inscription reading: " the perfect god, lord of the two lands; Menkheperre (Tuthmosis III), beloved of Amon-Re ... He made (it) as his monument for his mother, the king's mother Isis, justified ". The queen is depicted with her hands on her thighs. Over her wig, a cylindrical base once held two feathers, while frontal uraei bear the crowns of Upper and Lower Egypt.

Isis mother of TutMoses

Now, that is interesting! Davids mother Nizbet bas Adael name is an honor, miracle and a sign for the house. She is an ornament for a mighty man or God, in the Hebrew sense, and in the Egyptian he was an ornament of the Pharaoh.   Now remember David is the one who was related to Ruth the Moabitess [the mothers father -incest] and the foundation on which the Messiah was to come forth. But, why then would his father, Jesse [see below] not count him among those who were to be examined by Samuel? Why would they not SIT until David came? Because he was a prince as Tutmoses

"Then Jesse called Abinadab and made him pass before Samuel. And he said, "The LORD has not chosen this one either." Next Jesse made Shammah pass by. And he said, "The LORD has not chosen this one either." Thus Jesse made seven of his sons pass before Samuel. But Samuel said to Jesse, "The LORD has not chosen these." And Samuel said to Jesse, "Are these all the children?" And he said, "There remains yet the youngest, and behold, he is tending the sheep." Then Samuel said to Jesse, "Send and bring him; for we will not sit down until he comes here." 1 Sam. 16:8-11 KJV."

David was not counted in with Jesse 7 sons.

"And Jesse made seven of his sons pass before Samuel. And Samuel said to Jesse, "The Lord has not chosen these." And Samuel said to Jesse, "Are all your sons here?" And he said, "There remains yet the youngest, but behold, he is keeping the sheep." And Samuel said to Jesse, "Send and fetch him; for we will not sit down till he comes here." And he sent, and brought him in. Now he was ruddy, and had beautiful eyes, and was handsome. And The Lord said, "Arise, anoint him; for this is he." Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the midst of his brothers; and the Spirit of The Lord came mightily upon David from that day forward." (1 Samuel 16:10-13 RSV)

King Saul referred to David this way:

The transition of the monarchy from Saul to David did not occur immediately, or easily. Saul was killed in battle against the Philistines before David became king of all Israel. Before that time however, Saul became increasingly bitter against David, and frequently spoke of David in a derogatory manner simply as the "son of Jesse" (e.g. 1 Samuel 22:7).

Jesse means: I posses - The title 'Son of Jesse' would be 'Son of my Possession'.   

How could that be derogatory? Unless is is an allusion to David's birth from a second wife and not fully entitled to the throne although anointed.  But, it gives us a clue.  Here David is repenting and confessing to God in Psalms 51, mentions his birth it is obvious that David and others considered him a bastard child of Jesse.

“Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity,
And in sin my mother conceived me.”  

Psalms 51:5

Sin is the Hebrew word Chet and it can mean: To sin, miss, miss the way, go wrong, incur guilt, forfeit, purify from uncleanness from that root word Chata   .

This can be a sin against anyone not just God. His mother may not have been the sining one. His father may have been the sinner in taking her.

The Torah says:

Exodus 22:16-17. "And if a man entice a maid that is not betrothed, and lie with her, he shall surely endow her to be his wife. If her father utterly refuse to give her unto him, he shall pay money according to the dowry of virgins."

So, if Jesse was the trip and not the mother of David who named meant T'he ornament of El' why was David considered a Bastard? Was he? The scriptures say

Deuteronomy 23:2 "A bastard shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD; even to his tenth generation shall he not enter into the congregation of the LORD." 


What we have here is a failure to understand the scriptures and the culture by the scribes of EuropeStrong's Concordance uses the word Bastard in Hebrew meaning a Person of a mixture from the word Mamzar. But that word was chosen to hide the royalty of David/Tutmose.  

Mamzar is said to be a mixture or mingling, but a mixture or the mingling in what sense? Was it the mixing of family or ideas or cultures? r was it that Davids mother was not of Royal blood, just like Tutmoses mother?

There were no bastards in Egypt or Israel.  There are no bastards in Africa.  That is a foreign term, birthed in Europe according to the Oxford Dictionary.  Yes, here are children that are born out of wedlock in Africa in modern and ancient times, but in a society were plural marriages are the norm how can there be bastards? 

Mamzar means a mixture and not necessarily in a negative sense.  

"If a man had sex with a virgin, they were married.  How then could a king be "born out of wedlock" ? If a man had sex with a virgin and her father refused to let her marry him, and later it was discovered that she was impregnated, then certainly the father would reconsider his decision and they'd be married.  This sentence is a reference to Israelite law which required that a king be of their brethren[Tribe of Israel], and not a foreigner.

Deu 17:15 Thou shalt in any wise set him king over thee, whom the LORD thy God shall choose: one from among thy brethren shalt thou set king over thee: thou mayest not set a stranger over thee, which is not thy brother.

This has nothing to do with marriage or illegitimacy or wedlock--this has only to do with preserving the seed through a requirement that the king be of the same blood as his subjects."

Did that bastard or mixed title relate to Tutmoses III?

Thutmose II's first wife Hatshepsut considered Thutmose III as a bastard/mixed blood not of royalty and lacking of royal blood in his veins. Thutmose III spent his youth in Thebes, walking from the palace to Karnak where the priests of Amon taught him how he will have to rule the country later on. At that time Amon's clergy was very powerful and that's why the priests were in charge of the young pharaoh's education.

This made a link between political and religious world. Educating a future pharaoh was a very good guarantee for the priests to increase their power in Egypt. Soon the fact that Thutmose was a bastard/mixed and not of royal blood line and became a problem. Priests thought that women (queens) were the only one who had the purest royal blood. The problem was that Thutmose II and Hatshepsut hadn't had any male descendant, so Thutmose III [whose mother Isis was under Hapshepsut] was the only one who could reign. The Pharaohs in the 18th dynasty were mainly warrior and the new Pharaoh had to perpetuate this tradition. Thutmose III was a promising warrior pharaoh....Thutmose was about 30 years old when he, at last, took the Egyptian throne.”

What's in a name? 

“History and Archeology all indicated that the David who created the empire inherited by Solomon can have been only one person Tutmoses III…the greatest king of the ancient world. (David is DwD in the Bible, which, in transliteration into Egyptian becomes TwT the first part of the name of Tutmoses III) The empire that he went ‘to recover’ had been established initially by his grandfather Tutmoses I…,who had himself erected the stele by the Euphrates .”[1][12]

The name David means: Beloved

David and Tutmoses III have many similarities.  David’s name is given as Elhanan in Samuel meaning: Whom God [El] has helped or  

“Whom God has graciously bestowed.” or "El has bent down"

Tutmoses III’s throne name is MEN-KHEPER-RE, meaning: Lasting are the manifestations of Re. Tutmoses means: Born of God [Thoth]. Djehutymes III is his Egyptian name and it means: The Mighty Prince.


The Royal blood was descendant from the Ethiopian woman historically. David was anointed to be king at an early age and then summoned to play for King Saul at the age of 17. Later David a great warrior and a man with too much blood o his hands was crowned King at 30 years old.

"The people of Judea were grateful to David for saving them from desert raiders while he was in Ziklag, and they appointed David king. Meanwhile, Abner son of Ner crowned Ish-Boshet son of Saul king over the tribes of Israel. The kingdoms of Judah and Israel fought, with David’s dynasty growing stronger as Saul’s grew weaker. Finally, after Abner had a fight with Ish-Boshet, Abner approached David and made a pact with him, which allowed David to unite the two kingdoms and rule over all of Israel. As Abner was leaving David, however, David’s advisor and army commander, Joab, killed Abner without David’s knowledge. Soon, Ish-Boshet was also killed and the tribes of Israel anointed David as their king. David was 30 years old at the time, and had ruled over Judah for seven years and six months. Over the years, he had taken more wives and had many children. He had also made pacts with kings of various surrounding countries."

According to the Catholic Encyclopedia:

“By God's command, David, who was now thirty years old, went up to Hebron to claim the kingly power. The men of Judah accepted him as king, and he was again anointed, solemnly and publicly.”

Other similarities: 

"When the people of Kadesh revolted in 1458 BC, Thutmose III led an army out of Egypt to destroy the rebels."

"After the fall of the Syrian city of Kadesh (in the Biblical region of Zobah and Hamath) during the sixth military campaign (he conducted a total of 17 in all), Thutmose III was able to cross the Euphrates and erect a second stele beside that of Thutmose I. In essence, Thutmose III (David) "recovered his border at the river Euphrates," (2 Samuel 8:3) that border being the one originally established by his grandfather. It was at this time that Thutmose III (David) "established garrisons in Syria" as the Bible describes (2 Samuel 8:13)."

The connection with David and Tutmoses is too lengthy to go into, I will leave that to the student in you, but suffice it to say, the similarities are striking!

If/since David is Tutmoses III that is further proof that Zi-On and the men of Anu is a part of Egypt. Zi-On or Jerusalem was a suburb of the ‘The City of David/TuthMose’ and Zi-On is a mirror of Anu or Heliopolis in Egypt. Just as the translators tried to make On a city of Desolation to confuse the issue, me must be diligent in finding the truth hidden in plain sight. 

"Out  Egypt I have called my son..."


Let’s look at Amos 1:2

“The Lord will roar from Zion.”

It is a pity that our translators had not followed the hemistich [translator English] form of the Hebrew meaning:

  1. A half line of verse, especially when separated rhythmically from the rest of the line by a caesura.
  2. An incomplete or imperfect line of verse.

Using the hemistich from it would read:

“The Lord from Zion shall roar, And from Jerusalem shall give forth his voice; And the pleasant dwellings of the shepherds shall mourn, And the top of mount Carmel shall wither.”  Amos 1:2

Is it God from Zion or the Lord meaning: A prince king or Pharaoh?  

"Of David, it was written in Psalm 2, "I will proclaim the decree ... 'You are my Son; today I have become your Father ... I will make the nations your inheritance, the ends of the earth your possession. You will rule them...'"

"It is recorded that the God/Amun and Father of Thutmose III's spoke of him, "I grant thee by decree the earth in its length and breadth. The tribes of the East and those of the West ... that thy conquests may embrace all lands ... I ordain that all aggressors arising against thee shall fail ..."


We see the connection with Jerusalem and the city of On/Anu, Joseph and AnuSet, David and Tutmoses III. It is my conclusion that Zion is the Anu of Israel, just like the American Embassy is America in whatever country that we have relations with. Israel was a suburb of Egypt and the buffer between the Assyrians and others.

"Do we, the late-born, really know anything at all about someone who lived in the past?"

Grete Weil, The Bride Price

The point is valid. What do we know about any of it?  We must retrace the steps and look at the evidence as n any good crime. We have to be the modern day C.S.I for history.   




Edited by Dr. K. Echengi Limbere

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[1][12] Pg, 97 Jesus and the House the Pharaohs, Ahmed Osman