What Are Holy Tablets?

The Holy Tablets are the sacred writings of the Nuwaubian Nation of Moors. The Nuwaubians consider these texts as “a way of life for supreme beings.”

The Holy Tablets, also known as the Nuwaubian Bible, were written by Dr. Malachi Z. York who claims that these tablets are divinely inspired. Dr. York believes that current religious systems have failed Nubians, and his new religious writings should take the place of the Holy Bible, the Torah, and the Koran.

The group, Nuwaubian Nation of Moors, was founded by Malachi York, who goes by several other names. It was founded in 1993 in Eatonton, Georgia when York and 400 followers purchased a ranch there. The Nuwaubians believe that their Egyptian ancestors migrated to Georgia prior to the time of continental drift. They also state that these ancestors eventually became the Yamassee Native American tribe. Dr. York also claims to be an extraterrestrial from the planet Rizq, and his religion is UFO based. He says that he is a prophet and savior for Nubian peoples. In 2002, York was accused of molesting children inside the compound, and was found guilty in 2004. He was sentenced to 135 years in federal prison.

The Nuwaubian Nation’s activities, sometimes spelled Nuwabian, are tracked by The Cult Education Institute, and it is listed as an extremist group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.