A Chronology of the Bible – Yosef Ben-Jochannan
A chronology of the Bible (first published in 1972) is perhaps the most popular work Yosef Ben-Jochannan has produced. Originally prepared at the request of a group of Harlem-based ministers, Chronology documents the African origins of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Dr. Ben traces significant influences, developments, and people that have shaped and provided the foundation for the holy books used in these religions.
About Yosef Ben-Jochannan
Also known as Dr. Ben, Yosef A.A. Ben-Jochannan was born on December 21, 1918 to a Puerto Rican mother and an Ethiopian father in Gondor, Ethiopia.
His formal education began in Puerto Rico and continued in The Virgin Islands and in Brazil. Dr. Ben earned a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering at the University of Puerto Rico, and a Master’s in Architectural Engineering from the University of Havana in Cuba. He received doctoral degrees in Cultural Anthropology and Moorish History from the University of Havana and the University of Barcelona in Spain.
Dr. ben-Jochannon was an adjunct professor at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., from 1976 to 1987. He has written and published 49 books and papers, revealing much of his findings from his studies of Egypt. Two of his better-known works: “Black Man of the Nile” and “Africa Mother of Major Western Religions.”