The Exodus of a West African People: Dangme In Israel’s History

ISSUE: Vol.1  No.2  December 2019 Article 3 pp.25-42
AUTHORS: Ebenezer Tetteh Fiorgbor, Jonathan Edward Tetteh Kuwornu-Adjaottor, Melvin Djorbua Nartey
DOI : 10.32051/12301903

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ABSTRACT

The purpose of this paper is to retell the story of Dangme exodus as a pointer to the biblical Israel’s own history from slavery to the Promised Land, exploring the occurrences and the experiences along the way. These occurrences and experiences along the way to liberation are what gave Israel ‘a god’ and a distinct theology. The range of experiences encountered by the Dangme during this never to return journey ended in West Africa, with a people called the Dangme. Originally their name was La li (La people) or Le li (Le people) which has a biblical evidence and theological significance. The Old Testament is the basis for the argument of the people’s exodus. Their cultures, religions and rites have traces of Hebrew identity which makes them unique biblical figures.

 

EBENEZER TETTEH FIORGBOR is a PhD candidate at the Department of Religious Studies, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi. Email:tettefiorgbor@yahoo.com; JONATHAN E. T. KUWORNU-ADJAOTTOR (PhD) is an Associate Professor of New Testament and Mother Tongue Biblical Hermeneutics at the Department of Religious Studies, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi. Email: jkadjaottor@gmail.com; MELVIN DJORBUAH NARTEY (PhD) is a Lecturer at the Department of Modern Languages, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi. Email: narteymelvin@yahoo.fr

Fiorgbor, Ebenezer T., Kuwornu-Adjattor, Jonathan E. T., and Nartey, Melvin D. “The Exodus of a West African People: Dangme in Israel’s History.” Journal of Mother-Tongue Biblical Hermeneutics and Theology 1, no.2 (2019): 25-42. https://doi.org/10.32051/12301903

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