The Anu

Petrie, 1939, p. 73


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 and it starts my mind to wondering and questioning. 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 and often used to refer to Israel and then the heavenly place, the Promised Land.


I wondered why the nation of Israel in 1946 did not name the land of Israel the most important name in the Bible… Zion . I had read when a vote was taken the name Zion lost by one vote.  I had also read that the nation of Uganda [the mouth of the Nile ] was in the running as a sight for the New Israel after WWII, but that is indeed another story.


Anu is also the Sumerian [African] name for the sky or sky god. A 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]. 


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


Sumer , Akkad, Babylon all were relatives of the sons of Cham and related to Khemet according to the Biblical account.




Did the concept of Zion or the Holy city/city of righteousness originate in Egypt with the city of Anu/On?

Zion does not seem to be solely a mythical [heavenly] place but a people, 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 nation possibly Israel speaking up to God.

Zion is mentioned in connection with Jerusalem and more specifically the ‘City of David ’. The Jebus or Canaanites originally controlled Jerusalem before and after the time of Melchezedeck, called the King of peace and righteousness by the Biblical writers.

The name Melch or Melek means king. Zedec or Zedek means righteousness or peace.

Melchezedeck received tithes from Abraham, the patriarch or the Hebrews according to the scriptures; ‘the lesser was bless by the greater, meaning Abraham was blessed by Melchezedeck being the greater one.

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.

What does the name of Jerusalem mean how does it relate to Egypt ?

'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 Palestine during the 18th Dynasty. Both names are found in Chapter 11 of Nehemiah where the Hebrew reads as "Yurushalayim ha Qudesh," meaning, "Jerusalem the Holy City."

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

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 combing two separate words from different languages into one, but we 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 a pianist Horace Silver has a song entitled Señor Blues, using Spanish and English to form a mélange. Making  Zi-On may not too much of a stretch.

“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 Megiddo [King David?] The conquered territories were put under control of vassal kings and chiefs, who paid taxes to Egypt . He 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.”

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 . [Figure 1 Meggido]





Please Read carefully!


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]


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

Grete Weil, The Bride Price

Well, 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. 

“The Jerusalem Jews were opposed to the Alexandrian temple, and jealous, because they saw it as a rival temple. When they got their version of the Septuagint, 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 .

Ok…see it? They altered the word for Sun [cheres] so that it read destruction.  The Su was never seen as destructive but essential to the life and growth of the earth. The Jews of Alexandria wanted to distance themselves from Anu.

The Septuagint [Greek] version speaks of On/Anu reads “ir-ha-zedek” = “a city of righteousness”, but the altered version read “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


The Strong’s and Young’s concordance – the one every Christian stakes their life on - is in error many, many times, 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 beware and be aware. 


I have found, due to the System of White Supremacy that manifests itself as Eurocentric history and on the other side Arabic history, our minds are always being manipulated by the choice of words and phrases that are employed when describing our people in ancient secular or Bible history. The commentaries like, concordances, bible dictionaries and other ‘aides to biblical understanding’ follow the same pattern.


In the case of On they made the choice of tying idolatry, destruction or desolation to the name of On/Anu [Innu] 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.


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.


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 so that is a huge clue. The circumcision was a covenant right of the Hebrews from the time of Abraham, but it had been a priestly rite of Egypt before that time.  Moses being a priest of the Mysteries understood the ancient rituals of Egypt and he instituted these same rituals in the laws of the children of Israel in the wilderness.

Jerusalem is 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 and later applied to the Messiah). 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 to make them a nation, but they will not return to Egypt , the land of their nativity, but would later be ruled over by the Assyrian, Persians, Greek and then Romans.  The Apostle Shaul/Paul 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 attributes of the One Creator God as their iconography and zootypes, and if correctly read will prove that point. Those who had not the knowledge of the ancient African did worship the creations rather than the creator. [See my essays on Moses from information on Iconography]


Joseph and AnuSet


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 in Egypt . Joseph married AnuSet [Aseneth] or OnSet the daughter of Potirfera high Priest of On or Anu.


An excerpt from the Catholic Encyclopedia:

“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 you had to go through the mystery school.  Yes, you did!

Let us look as this example:

Let’s say the Creator wanted to put you in the position as the Surgeon General of the United States , could you become that if you did not attend and complete medical School? Could he supernaturally give you the power to become Surgeon General – well yes, but that’s not how thing work usually. Why? They’d need to see you natural education and history. Even if the Lord equipped you with supernatural knowledge you would still have to ‘Go to School!’


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


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



We see that they are similar. Sun City or Sun Center is a hot place. It can be dry or humid. On or Anu was the center of the worship as represented by 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 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.[2]


What is Josephs 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.


In the Judges and Evils of Ancient Egypt in the Papyrus of Ani


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


Ahmed Osman says:


Here is an apocryphal account of Joseph and Anu-sets meeting and courtship. [3]


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.




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 upon words:


‘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 or proclaiming who her last son would be?  Why was it necessary for her husband to rename him? I do not think he did! I think e translators wanted to give another spin to the story instead of the truth that pointed to Egypt .


“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, Son of my righteousness or Son of Righteousness.  We are using the correct definition of Anu as Righteousness and not Destruction.


They, Rachel and Jacob, were saying the same thin.  The Son of Anu or Ben-Oni is the ‘Son of Man’ and ‘Son of my right side’ which designated he was a man born to a royal position.


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:


“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 a compact made with their progenitor." From this we learn that Abraham, himself a Chaldee, had reverence for the phallus as an emblem of the Creator.”


It was the same in On


“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”



The name of Yahweh [HwHY] and the yod [y] or phallis.  According to the Kabala 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).”

[Figure 2 Offering phallus]





Lettuce was thought to be the favorite food of the fertility god, Min. He was depicted as a god with an erect penis, wearing a feathered crown and carrying a flail. Lettuce was his sacred plant, and an aphrodisiac to the ancient Egyptians - this particular species of lettuce was tall, straight and secreted a milky substance when pressed.



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.[4]








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! [5] Hummm…………………….



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.[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!


COMPASS (Masonic): The Masonic symbol of the compass and the T-square represents movement toward perfection and a balance between the spiritual and physical which resembles Egyptian and oriental mysticism. The compass (used to form circles) represents spirit. The ruler (part of a square) represent the physical. Some public schools pass out pencil cases and other gifts decorated with this emblem.[7]

What of Circumcision and it’s meaning outside of the covenant?


“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 the Yod Y 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 as a woman. [Well, that may be a masculine fantasy] and Circe was the name of an African man! What does all this mean? Sounds like a brother’s penis somewhere hiding in the English and church lexicon, could it be Osiris who lived in On or Heliopolis ?



The sperm of Osiris


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 of the translation of the Bible.


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 or Male Issue, because they believed a male descended from the right testicle. The Anu meant men [and women] and from the above picture they did not mind showing you their strength in pictorial form, which was an erect penis.


Soldiers with penis out


The first men and all who were of promise were named after them as in the case of the Biblical Ben-Oni.  Joseph’s baby brother. Joseph after being brought to Egypt by God [Yahweh] married the daughter of the Priest of Anu – ‘The Priest of Men’ Anu-Set or Aseneth.


The name Anu was well know thought African and its’ relatives in 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 peusdo-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.



Feathered [tablet] Crown with cow horns



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 [ Egypt ], 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 the Blackness of it all.


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 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 Innu 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 . 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.


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 .”




Euro David


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


·         It was at this time that 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.


The military similarities between them two rulers can not be ignored. If David was Tutmoses then he 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.


If Davis was Tutmoses he would have a name that was the same in Egyptian.


The Tel Dan Stele


The new discovery was a piece of an inscribed monument or "stele." It was found by accident; as such things usually are, at an archaeological dig in the ruin ("tel") of the ancient city of Dan in northern Israel . It had been reused as building material for a later wall and was near the wall's base. You can imagine the excitement of the person who found it. She was walking along looking at the ground when something about that one stone caught her eye. She knelt to take a closer look and noticed the lines of markings cut into the rock. She recognized it as writing of some kind and immediately called the project director.


          The fragment measured 32 by 22 cm. at its widest point. It was broken on all sides except the right margin, so the size of the original monument could not be determined. It was made of basalt, which was a very expensive stone in antiquity. Since it would have been costly to produce, the monument could not have been erected by just anybody. It was most likely the work of a king (Fig. 2).


           There were thirteen lines of writing preserved on the fragment in an early form of the alphabet. The letters were clear and elegantly inscribed. The language was instantly recognized as Aramaic, the mother tongue of ancient Syria . As with Hebrew, the writing went from right to left. It was the ninth line that caught the collective eye of the first readers. There were the consonants that spelled out the name of David: DWD.[8]


Remember the surest DWD it will be important for connecting the dots with the name David with the name Tutmoses.


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.


Figure 3 -A Sudanese Nubian woman

Possibly the ancestor 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 Obelisk moved [stolen] to Central Park in New York [see fig. 4] is said to have been one erected in Egypt by Tutmoses III.


Figure 4

Who was the Biblical David?


His name means ‘Beloved’ and he was 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 cam looking to anoint him David King. He was a descendant of Ruth the Moabitess and he was probably a Pharaoh.


“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.”[9]


According to the Talmud (Bava Basra 91a) David’s mother was: Nizbet bas Adael where 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 in the Bible as a bastard or born out of wedlock and his father Jesse was ashamed of him.


Well, Ok enough of the Talmud. So, 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: means Daughter of.


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 God


The House of Egypt is called the ‘Great House’ or Pharaoh. Ahmed Osman says when Joseph cried the ‘House of Pharaoh’ heard, and that is another name for the Wife of Pharaoh.


Together her name means: The sign or the Great House, the daughter of the ornament of El.


Who could that possibly have been? Let us look to an Egypt .


Tutmoses III mother was said to have been a concubine of 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. Isis ’s name could have gone into the Lexicon of Egyptian names like Tanisha or Kiesha has traveled across the lines of Black and Spanish culture.  This particular Isis was the mother of Tutmoses III and supposedly a harem girl or a lesser princess.


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.’


There is no unambiguous evidence of a man having more than one wife at a time, although there is some evidence of men who fathered children by a servant girl when their wives were unable to conceive.[10]

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


The sign or the Great House, the daughter of the Ornament of El.


‘Such women 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.’ [11]


Ah Ha!!! The plot thickens!


Isis or Auset means: Throne or seat of authority.


The titles Ornament of the King (Xkrt nsw) and Sole Ornament of the King (Xkrt nsw watt) were equivalent to the modern expression, Lady in Waiting.


Now that is interesting! Her name is an honor or miracle a sign for the house that is an ornament for a mighty man or God in the Hebrew sense and in the Egyptian he was an ornament of the Pharaoh.  


Remember David is the one who was related to Ruth the Moabitess and the foundation on which the Messiah was to come forth. But, why then would his father not count him among those who were to be examined by Samuel?


“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 they did not sit down? Why? Was this an allusion to his royalty?

"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).


This was probably a dig at his spurious birth. 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 [fatherless] child of Jesse.


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


Did that bastard title relate to Tutmoses III?


Thutmose II's first wife Hatshepsut considered Thutmose III as a bastard 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 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 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.”


Name Meanings




Born of Thoth [wisdom] The highest form of Love.

Beloved. A man after God’s own heart.

Men-Kheper-re –Lasting is the Sun [manifestation of Re.

Elhanan –Whom god El] helped or graciously bestowed help.


Djehutymes: The Mighty Prince

You shalt feed my people Israel , and you shall be prince over Israel . 2Samuel 5:1-3




The Royal blood was descendant from the Ethiopian woman historically.

David was anointed at an early age as prince and King and then summoned to play his instrument for King Saul at the age of 17. 


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.”


Thutmose was about 30 years old when he, at last, took the Egyptian throne.”


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, David is Tutmoses III then that is further proof that ZiOn and Anu are on in the same or at least ZiOn or Jerusalem and later the suburb ‘The City of David’ have an Egyptian origin and ZiOn is a mirror of Anu or Heliopolis .


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 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?


DWD and TWT similarities exists. Now, let me leave you with this.


“History and Archeology al indicated that the David who created the empire inherited by Solomon can have been only one person – his ancestor 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 hiss grandfather Tutmoses I…,who had himself erected the stele by the Euphrates .”[12]


The Dan Stele:            


There were thirteen lines of writing preserved on the fragment in an early form of the alphabet. The letters were clear and elegantly inscribed. The language was instantly recognized as Aramaic, the mother tongue of ancient Syria . As with Hebrew, the writing went from right to left. It was the ninth line that caught the collective eye of the first readers. There were the consonants that spelled out the name of David: DWD.


We see the connection with Jerusalem and Anu, Joseph and AnuSet, David and Tutmoses III. It is my conclusion that Zion of Israel was named for the Anu of Egypt.  Just like the American Embassy is on America sol in whatever country the flag is flown and whatever country we have relations with.


Israel was a suburb of Egypt and the buffer between the Assyrians and others and Tutmoses’ Hebrew name was David.


To be continued…







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The African origins of Civilization - Diop

Great African Thinkers –Diop

King James Version Bible

Webster’s Dictionary

Encyclopedia Britannica

Strong’s Concordance

Stranger in the Valley of the Kings – Osman

House of Messiah – Osman

Jesus in the House of the Pharaoh’s -Osman





[5] Circle in the Square: Studies in the Use of Gender in Kabbalistic Symbolism Elliot R. Wolfson, (Albany: SUNY P, 1995). 268 p.


[7] Ibid



[9] Encyclopedia Britannica 1993


[11] BBC documentary on Pharonic Egypt

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