God promised Abraham that he would leave a remnant, or portion of his children. The children of Israel suffered under many captivities. Ten tribes were taken away during the Assyrian Empire, never to be seen again. These are the so called lost tribes of Israel. The ones that remained, of the tribes of Judah, Benjamin, and Levi were occupied by foreign nations and by many captivities. They were finally taken away under the Roman Empire after Jerusalem was destroyed in AD 70.
What happened to the children of the promise? They were taken captive by their enemies and sold into Egypt for the prosperous slave trade. Later they were sold as slaves into Africa, beyond the rivers of Ethiopia as the bible tells us. Eventually they reached Africa’s western coast having mingled through the centuries with these nations. They forgot their name, their nation, their language, and their history. They forgot the holy oracles and served the gods of their captivity. They were finally brought as slaves to the new world. The so called black or African American suffered under the worse slavery in history.