Understanding The Good News: The Eve’s Erhverhs
And it shall come to pass in that day, that Yahweh shall set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria, from lower Egypt, and from upper Egypt, and from Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea. And he shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth.
The Eve’s Erhverhs is one of the titles given to the Ewe people spread across West Africa. Ethnic groups such as the Ewe of Ghana and Togo, the Ga-Dangme of Ghana and the Yoruba of Nigeria are a part of what scholars call Eve’s Erhverh’s. The ancestors of these groups migrated from Israel after the destruction of the first and second temples and due to other wars and tragedy’s. Sadly, after centuries of living a relatively peaceful life in West Africa they were captured and shipped in the millions to the “new world” in the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Many remained on the continent of Africa where they experienced colonialism and oppression. Today in spite of differences in language, borders and tribal names that were placed on them by others these groups of Eve’s Erhverhs are uniting to spread the good news of the gospel. They are spreading the good news through sharing their culture which is rooted in the Hebrew Bible. Eve’s Erhverhs show us that as the Apostle Paul wrote many years ago nothing can separate us from the love of Yahweh.
Photo: Kodjo Ewe Christian Man in Elmina Slave Castle, Ghana
Taken by Onleilove Alston