West African & Hebraic Wedding Customs: Knocking

Many West African marriage traditions can be found within ancient Hebraic marriage traditions. One of these traditions is Knocking during engagement: 

👰🏾The igbo translation of iku aka is ‘to knock on the door’ and “Iju Ese” is translated as: ‘to ask about or inquire’. 

👰🏿When a man decides to marry an Akan lady, he first informs his family & they fix a date & approach the family of the lady in question. They go there to perform what is known as “kɔkɔɔ kɔ” or “Knocking rites”. 

👰🏿Among the Ewe, when a man is ready to marry, a pot of palm wine is sent to the girl’s father. The first presentation of drink is known as “vofofo” (knocking ceremony). 

It should come as no surprise that these three ethnic groups are also said to be Lost Tribes of Israel. 

Yah and Israel are married, our Katubah or marriage contract was the 10 Commandments on Mt. Sinai but due to sin we were divorced from Yah but through Yahshua we can be remarried to the Father. When we look at the ancient Hebraic marriage process we find a Knocking Ceremony:

The groom and His father would come to the bride’s house on that special prearranged night and knock on the door of their home. The father of the bride would inquire who was there and then ask the bride if he should let them in. When she said, “Yes,” the open door for the process of covenant had begun. 

👑This can be compared to our acceptance of The Messiah when He knocks on the door of our hearts. Revelation 3:10 reflects this beginning of the Hebrew betrothal process when Yahusha says, “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.”