Dr. Motsoko Pheko
Africa and Africans are mentioned more than one thousand times in the Bible. Their frequent number is second only to that of the ancient Jews. Jews are mentioned more than 2500 times. Africans seem to be the only people who interacted more with ancient Jews than any other people on this planet.
Encyclopaedia Judaica attests to this historical fact when it records, “The propinquity (nearness) of the land of Israel to the African Continent profoundly influenced the history of the Jewish people.”
The Bible shows that God has used Africa and Africans in many different ways for His divine purposes on this earth. This is in addition to including His love for them in John 3:16 where the Bible declares: