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Nkosanna - Little King

Welcome People ! Let us go on a little tangent here, as a Segway into our topic of today - so people can share some of our frustration of researchers of history. They seem to be under a heavy sleep and spell even. Not looking for the most logical things, but imagining instead of checking facts. We are very tired of people speaking up seemingly with authority what this means or what that means in relations to the stories from the pages of the Bible. Listen, we hold these stories to be true and we let them guide our lives and soothe our hearts. These words mean more to believers then an academical person. Now speaking of the latter, scholars think ancient Biblical history is all mapped out. We have professors of Biblical Greek literature and professors of Biblical History, all claiming they have pretty much figured the sequence of events out. There are no mysteries any longer, its all mapped, the land was there, this is the people, this happened and this didn't happen. The pride in the people perpetuating such theories, what we have now widely accepted as ancient Biblical history, is nothing more then baffling. To think that people will believe whatever they have been told - without any questions and take it for Gospel - its quite scary. Anyways, there is no help in complaining about the state of things or blaming anyone. And it is not helpful to attribute to malice what is just plain old ignorance. And that is were we are at this point in time, we are the children of ignorance and victims of not fact checking our ten-year professors. Taking their theories for Gospel. So let us get some things straightened out. Lets Dive !

Scripture and ANYTHING in regards to the Bible and Biblical history must be understood in an African context. Full stop. And repeat that to anyone looking to learn from His People. Everything you read in the Bible must be understood in the context of the actual lands, the locations, the herbs, the gemstones, the people. We have to consider all of those things when getting our information from ancient times. That is why a retranslation of the Scriptures is essential, and we must find the old grammar of Hebrew (not only Babylonian or Assyrian influenced Hebrew but Paleo Hebrew) and connect it to the most corresponding Bantu language (dialect) that we can find. That is still around that is. Certainly a huge undertaking, but it will come to pass. It must come to pass. To Deeply connect with Scripture again.

Now speaking of language, lets get some of these old words correct. Lets take the little example of what was shouted at the very top of their lungs when Christ came into Jerusalem on a donkeys back. What did they shout for joy? Thats right. Hosiwa / Oshana / Nkosanna ! (Matthew 21,8-11):

8 A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. 9 The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted,
Hosanna to the Son of David!”
“Blessed is he who comes in the name of SoNiNi!”
Hosanna in the highest heaven!”
10 When Immanuel entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred and asked, “Who is this?” 11 The crowds answered, “This is Immanuel, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee.”

We see here, a word used quite allot. And you can see again, these Scriptures were obviously written of another text. But the Aramaic words keep shining through, and the translators left them in there. Either on purpose or just out of ignorance we dont know. Perhaps both. Now what we have left is An Aramaic word mixed in with the Greek speaking writers and their renowned Koine GREEK. Now in the Hebrew, the word also occurs although it has another form (Psalm 118,25) New International Version:

25 Lord, save us! Lord, grant us success!

Not allot to go on there we admit. However If you read the interlinear Hebrew translation, we get more information. And we can at least glean out one word that is remotely similar to Nkosanna and Hosanna (Psalm 118,25):

Now send prosperity SoNiNi I pray Now Save SoNiNi I Pray אָֽנָּ֥א יְ֭הוָה הוֹשִׁ֘יעָ֥ה נָּ֑א אָֽנָּ֥א יְ֝הוָ֗ה    הַצְלִ֘יחָ֥ה נָּֽא׃ Na Hasliah NiNi anna Na Howosia NiNi anna

Now in this context it means save, and the root word would be Saviour, Howosia, to save. Also the word above, haslihah which can be understood as prosperity but not material. But a spiritual prosperity, and it has almost the same root. So perhaps back in the day, the Aramaic word for Nkosanna actually seems to be closer in meaning to Saviour rather then Lord, Master or King. Now it can have other meanings as well, as we know in Bantu something can have at least 4 different meanings in just one word, all depending on the context of what you are describing. Nkosanna, the One who Saves, perhaps but not quite. Little King, in Xhosa and Zulu - Yes. Son of the Big King, the Only King. And we can read more about the sight and entrance of Christ on a Donkeys back in Gospel of John (John 12,12-19):

12 The next day the great crowd that had come for the festival heard that Immanuel was on his way to Jerusalem. 13 They took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting,
Hosanna!” Nkosanna
“Blessed is he who comes in the name of SoNiNi!”
“Blessed is the king of Israel!”
14 Immanuel found a young donkey and sat on it, as it is written:
15 “Do not be afraid, Daughter Zion; see, your king is coming, seated on a donkey’s colt.”
16 At first his disciples did not understand all this. Only after Immanuel was glorified did they realise that these things had been written about him and that these things had been done to him. 17 Now the crowd that was with him when he called Lazarus from the tomb and raised him from the dead continued to spread the word.
18 Many people, because they had heard that he had performed this sign, went out to meet him. 19 So the Pharisees said to one another, “See, this is getting us nowhere. Look how the whole world has gone after him!”

Now this word they are shouting at Him - is a title, in this case, and at this moment in time its a title for a very special person. An awaited title for an awaited man. In John they were even shouting that Immanuel was the King of Israel. Specific things, specific words, with specific meanings. Now as an example of something non-specific, please look up the meaning of Hosanna on wikipedia. And you will see what it looks like when the blind leads the blind:

hosanna /hō-zăn′ə/


  1. Used to express praise or adoration to God.

  2. A cry of praise or adoration to God in liturgical use among the Jews, and said to have been shouted in recognition of the Messiahship of Jesus on his entry into Jerusalem; hence since used in the Christian Church.


  1. A cry of “hosanna.”

The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition 

  So we see that from their own admission... This word is a cry? A cry of what, joy or sorrow... What is the root? Now we agree, it might have been a cry but it was never a cry about nothing. As we know very well in Zulu and Xhosa Nkosanna means Little Prince or Little King. It could also mean Son of The Most High or as it is being used today, its a polite title, an epitaph. Something that you would use to say a boss or a master, or simply a name for a gentleman. However it modern Zulu it can also be used to as a title for someone you respect but don´t know. Now check this, google it. Even they got this one right. Inkosi is King, Nkosanna is little King or little Lord.

 And this is what they were shouting at the gates of Jerusalem, Nkosanna - and it pissed the Pharisees off into their root. Because well, by them shouting this well-known phrase at the time - was fulfilling Scripture. Fulfilling the lines that Immanuel quoted them, and fulfilling Scripture to the T (Matthew 21,15-17):

15 But when the chief priests and the teachers of the law saw the wonderful things he did and the children shouting in the temple courts, “Hosanna to the Son of David,” they were indignant. 16 “Do you hear what these children are saying?” they asked him.
“Yes,” replied Immanuel, “have you never read,
‘From the lips of children and infants you, SoNiNi, have called forth your praise’?”

Here Christ gives direct quote to Psalm 8,2. Now in Jerusalem at the time there was a festival, called Sukkoth otherwise known as the Feast of Temples, also called Passover. Which we believe is coming up now in mid-February. We will include a draft here of what we have made (this far) of the Bantu Calendar for 23/24. We got reminded how important it is that we keep publishing these updated calendars, although they are very difficult to get right. Please we ask forgiveness if we have some dates wrong, predicting the Moon is like trying to Predict the Future. And as we say this calendar is to live by, not necessarily to plan by. We do not readily have any information about the future, other then what we read in Revelation, we can see some things coming to fruition. But we are not diviners and do not practise such things or advise anyone to practise such beliefs. We believe the Bible teaches against it. We just read the sky and we know from our Bibles, that all the dates for the appointed times are given there. He will not come as a thief in the night while we and others are watching. Below is the drafted of Calendar 2023-2024.

Bantu Calendar 2024 (Half Year Edit)
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Now then, on this special Festival of Temples Immanuel was entering Jerusalem. And it was during this time people were supposed to go to Jerusalem to observe this feast. It was commanded by Moses that one do this and another 2 pilgrimages (supposed to happen each year). Now we know its very difficult to go to Jerusalem now, we don´t even know where it is. But don´t fret about that, make your own little pilgrimage perhaps to a nearby mountain top and try to remember the old days. We will try to make another post on the Bantu Calendar, but there is not much more we can add to what we have already written. Other then getting more reports in the Areas around Jerusalem for when the Millies flowers (Bible calls them Barley, we think it was Millies). That was when the year would start. Then there is the concept of Adar, the 13th month, which must also be accounted for. And the Seventh year Sabbaths, where the land is supposed to rest. Another topic but we will get to it. Now we will be the first to admit we might have the calendar wrong, but we do not think we are wrong by more than one month. Either we are one month too soon or too late, or we are right on time. SoNiNi, will show us in time.

Now back to the then Jerusalem, when it was indeed very much alive and kicking. A focal point of the world. People would pilgrim from all of Africa and indeed all over the world. It had Agricultural well-watered valleys and abundant stock of food. A Temple that would have been decorated with all sorts of delicate gemstones and gold inlays. And as uMsindisi (Christ) came in on a donkeys back, through one of the city gates, he came in form of humbleness, as it is described in the four Gospels. And it was but a few days before He was to be hung on the tree. These are the very events that the whole Christian world celebrates as Palm Sunday, the name comes from the Palm leaves they put before the donkey as He entered. We also know the time as Easter right, only it does not fall on the right time for the sleeping masses. So, if you read the calendar you can see that also in February could actually be the day of visitation, and not long after, from 17th to 24th of February 2024, was the time for the Festival observed at Jerusalem every year since back to the times of Moses. Feast of Temples.

Now we know that SoNiNi does things in Sevens, so if our Calculations are correct on the start of the year, then February is Month nr. 7. Meaning it is the month when this festival was to be held. Now on another note King Jeroboam (as we can read in 1 Kings 12,32-33) we could se that the rebellious northern Kingdom had to be given their own festival in the 8th month on the 15th day, and they went to Bethel instead of Jerusalem in the South, among the mountains in the land of Juda. So we see here already signs of moving calendar and sacred times to accommodate people. Never turns out good. This actually caused more bad then good and might be why we do have Jerusalem as a location all the way up in the Northern Cape areas, close to Pella (1 Kings 12,27):

"If these people go up to offer sacrifices in the house of the SoNiNi at Jerusalem, then the heart of this people will turn back to SoNiNi, Rehoboam king of Judah, and they will kill me and go back to Rehoboam king of Judah."

We will do a bigger article on Jerusalems location in the future, but we are slightly holding back as the world might not be fully ready for the revelations that lies in the earth in that place. That being said, The Feast of Temples was a key festival and we should try to observe it as well. Even though we cannot make the pilgrimage to Jerusalem, we can make the most out of the Feast of Temples and remember why they celebrated this day, as they came out of Egypt. They slept in tents. You can read more about this in our articles on all the feasts.

So there you have it. When they shout in the churches and make popular songs shouting Hosanna. Now you know that it has a meaning. Little King or Little Saviour, a fitting title for the Son of THE King, Mdala - The Ancient One - SoNiNi naNiNi. King of Kings. Lord of Hosts. So pray in the Fathers name when you pray, pray to The Father.

SoNiNi unathi


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