BinYah:There’s No Place Like Home

 

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Sweetgrass baskets being sold downtown in the old slave market where they sold slaves but today is a flea market.

BinYah:There’s no place like home is a documentary of the Gullah people (Israelites) living on the coasts of South Carolina and  Georgia. It was directed by Justin Nathanson circa 2009. It aired on PBS in 2010 but I missed it. It is available on this site. I’m going to see if PBS is going to air it again first.

http://binyahfilm.org/

In Hebrew Bin or Ben means male, for example, this would be a males name: YliYah Ben Ysrayl or YliYah Bin Ysrayl. In Gullah bin Yah means ‘been here’. It could have orginally meant Yah been here. Women’s names are like the following in Hebrew: LeYah Bhat Ysrayl.  Israelite women had Bhat as their middle name meaning female. I have also seen it spelled Bhot.

Ben/Bin=son of Ysrayl/Israel

Bhat/Bhot=daughter of Ysrayl/Israel

Come Yah-Bin Yah means Come here and been here as in I been here a long time.

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