Black, but comely: positive impacts of Blacks in the Bible

AfricaThe Bible is a wonderful book that shows the interactions among humans and God’s interactions with man.  Although the word of God highlights Israel as God’s centerpiece of mankind, it also points out that God doesn’t play favorites based on race or ethnicity, desiring that all men have a relationship with him.  Many stories in the Bible have been made into movies and for the sake of making them palatable and dramatic to moviegoers, much of what was stated in the Bible about characters and events were ignored, making the movies only partially true. 

From Genesis to Revelation are many stories of how people of different races and ethnicities affected Israel, Judaism, and Christianity for good and for bad.  I’ve decided in this post to highlight a few biblical characters of Hamitic descent.  There are plenty of these black people who were at odds with God’s plans like the pharoah of Egypt and his magicians, Jannes and Jambres, who opposed Moses, or the Canaanite people of Sodom and Gomorrah who participated in all kinds of wickedness.  But there are also plenty of blacks who had positive contributions and those are the ones I will focus on.

1.  Melchizedek, king of Salem:  The city of Salem was ancient Jerusalem which was inhabited by the Jebusites, descendants of Canaan, son of Ham.  Melchizedek was not only a king but a priest of God (Jehovah), according to Genesis 14.  After Abram (Abraham) returned from rescuing Lot and the people of Sodom and Gomorrah, Melchizedek welcomed him with food, drink, and a special blessing from God.  In return, Abram paid him a tithe of all of the spoils of the war he had just won.  Melchizedek is also referred to as being a symbol of Jesus Christ in Psalms 110 and Hebrews 5-7.  It says a lot about a man if he is so highly regarded by God that he is considered a symbol of the Lord and has three whole chapters in Hebrews extolling his virtues as they relate to Christ.

2.  Ephron the Hittite:  The Hittites were descendants of Heth, son of Canaan, the son of Ham.  Abraham lived among them and apparently built up a good rapport with them while living among them.  In Genesis 23, when Sarah died, Abraham went to the Hittites to ask if he could have some real estate from them to bury her.  The Hittites had such a great respect for Abraham that they told him all he had to do was ask any of them for land and they would give it to him to bury Sarah.  Abraham asked Ephron the Hittite to sell him some land.  Ephron responded that he didn’t want to sell it, but that it would be a gift.  The land was appraised at 400 shekels of silver (over $700) which Ephron thought was such a negligible amount that he didn’t want to bother charging Abraham for it.  Ephron must have been pretty wealthy if he thought $700 was next to nothing.  But Abraham, being the honorable man he was, paid Ephron anyway and buried Sarah there.  Abraham and his descendants down to Joseph were also buried there and the Israelites always called the burial place the field of Ephron in his honor.

3.  Asenath, Joseph’s wife:  Asenath was the daughter of the pagan priest, Potipherah, in Egypt.  The priestly class in Egypt were wealthy and had a high status.  Although it is never stated that she converted to follow Jehovah, the God of Joseph, Asenath must have known what a mighty deliverance God had given to Joseph in Egypt.  She gave him two sons, Manasseh and Ephraim, who were both named in honor of God.

4.  Jethro, or Hobab, Moses’ father in law:  Jethro was a descendant of Midian, the son of Abraham through Keturah.  We find out that the Midianites (and Keturah) were of Ethiopian descent in Numbers 12 when Miriam and Aaron voiced their opposition to Moses’ having married Zipporah, an Ethiopian.  When Moses went back to Egypt to free his people, Zipporah and their sons started to make the journey with him in Exodus 4 but God stopped Moses on the way back and commanded him to circumcise his firstborn son before he would let him continue the journey.  Zipporah was so upset with Moses about the circumcision, and they had to wait for their son to heal, that he sent her back to her father before he met Aaron to finish the journey.  They all later joined up with Moses and the Israelites in the wilderness (Exodus 18).  When Jethro saw that Moses had such a huge burden on him to sit and judge the Israelites’ concerns in the wilderness, he gave Moses wise counsel to appoint rulers to help judge the legal matters of the population.  This lightened Moses’ load a great deal so he could be the kind of leader God needed him to be for Israel.

5.  Rahab, the Canaanite harlot of Jericho:  Although Rahab led an immoral lifestyle, the testimony of God through the Israelites helped her change her ways.  She believed that God had given Canaanite lands to Israel and her belief in God was accounted to her for righteousness.  She aided and abetted the Israelite spies when they came to scope out Jericho and then misled the Jericho soldiers to allow the spies to return to the Israelite camp safely.  As a reward, she saved her household from destruction when Jericho was conquered by hanging a scarlet thread in her window, which became symbolic of Christ’s blood that saves repentant sinners from destruction.  She ended up marrying Salmon (Ruth 4:20-21), thereby becoming a direct ancestor of the Lord Jesus Christ.

6.  Uriah the Hittite:  A man of valor who was loyal to king David and helped David in his rise to power and in maintaining his power.  Unfortunately, he was repaid by the king with David committing adultery with his wife, Bathsheba, and then David sending him to the front lines in a war where Uriah was killed.

7.  The queen of Sheba:  The queen of Sheba is also referred to as the queen of the south by Jesus in Matthew 12.  There are two lands called Sheba in the Bible.  One Sheba is descended from Cush (Genesis 10:7), the son of Ham who founded Ethiopia.  This land was in southwestern Arabia and is the land where the queen of Sheba ruled.  The other Sheba is descended from Shem (Genesis 10:28) and they settled in western Mesopotamia near the Persian Gulf (according to Josephus and other historians as mentioned in An Historical Geography of the Old and New Testament by Edward Wells (1820), p. 100).  The queen of Sheba ruled a land known for its international trade in spices, gold, and precious stones (1 Kings 10) which is how she heard of Solomon.  She had to see Solomon for herself to determine if all that she heard was true about him.  After she saw how he ran his kingdom and household and after she asked him all kinds of difficult questions, she complimented Solomon and blessed God, acknowledging his power and confessing faith in him, for which Christ himself commended her in Matthew 12.  This black woman ruled a nation, was wealthy, highly educated, and most importantly had faith in God.

8.  Ebedmelech, the Ethiopian:  He served as a eunuch in the household of the Israelite king Zedekiah.  After God’s prophet Jeremiah was unjustly thrown in prison for proclaiming God’s word, Ebedmelech heard about it and knew Jeremiah’s life was in jeopardy since it was a holding cell full of deep mud.  Realizing that Jeremiah could die from starvation, Ebedmelech ran to king Zedekiah and pleaded with him to let him get Jeremiah out of the cell.  The king gave Ebedmelech thirty men to help him, and Ebedmelech used his ingenuity to devise a way to pull Jeremiah out of the muddy cell, saving the man of God’s life.  As a reward for blessing the man of God which was an action reflecting his trust in the Lord, the Lord blessed Ebedmelech by sparing his life and sparing him from captivity when Babylon overthrew Jerusalem.

9.  Simon of Cyrene:  Cyrene was founded by Greek colonists in northwestern Libya in 631 B.C.  The Greeks often took the lands forcefully from these descendants of Phut, the son of Ham.  But they also intermarried with them to form a mixed people of Africa (The Cambridge History of Africa by Desmond J. Clark, et al., 1975, pp. 114-116).  It is believed that some of the Jews fleeing from Babylon eventually settled here as well.  From these interracial marriages descended Simon of Cyrene who was forced by the Romans to carry Jesus’ cross to Golgotha, or Calvary.  Simon was so affected by what he witnessed that day that he became a believer and witnessed to his own sons, Alexander and Rufus, what he saw.

10.  Ethiopian eunuch:  A treasurer serving Candace, queen of the Ethiopians.  Candace was a title held by several queens of Ethiopia.  This eunuch served under the Candace that was reigning in 34 A.D. when the eunuch was making a pilgrimage to Jerusalem to worship the Lord.  Since he owned a copy of the Hebrew scriptures and was familiar with them, it is obvious that there were Jewish proselytes in Ethiopia during this time.  The Ethiopian queen must have been open to allowing her subjects religious freedom if she let her treasurer make a religious pilgrimage.  The eunuch was hungry to know the truth behind the prophecy he read in Isaiah and God sent Philip the evangelist to explain it to him.  Upon hearing the gospel, the Ethiopian believed and was baptized.  He is the one who is credited with taking Christianity to the nation of Ethiopia where many got saved with the blessings of the Candaces who reigned.  Their Christian heritage continues there today, although there are known to be incidents of persecution taking place there from time to time.

11.  Simeon, called Niger:  An African who was named as being among the prophets and teachers at Antioch (Acts 13).  He was one who ministered before the Lord with fasting and prayer.  As a result, the Holy Spirit spoke to him and the others telling them to separate Barnabas and Saul with the laying on of hands to be sent out from the church as missionaries.

12.  Lucius of Cyrene:  Another African in Antioch who ministered alongside Simeon and others.  He was with the group who the Holy Spirit told to lay hands on Barnabas and Saul to be missionaries.

The fact that God uses people of all races and backgrounds in the Bible shows us that he is the God who desires to be the Lord of all mankind.

Egyptian women depicted in hieroglyphs from homestead.com/wysinger
Egyptian men in hieroglyphs from thebanmappingproject.com, photo by Francis Dzikowski
Egyptians in hieroglyphs courtesy of homestead.com/wysinger

 –posted by Harry A. Gaylord–

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  1. SHALOM:
    WHILE I COMMEND YOU FOR THE ATTEMPT TO HIGHLIGHT THE “BLACK PRESENCE” IN THE BIBLE, IT MUST BE EARLY UNDERSTOOD THAT IF YOU WERE TO HIGHLIGHT THIS BLACK PRESENCE IN THE BIBLE WITH A YELLOW MARKER, YOU WOULD ULTIMATELY HAVE A YELLOW BIBLE!!! WHEN YOU SEEK TO POINT OUT THE BLACK PRESENCE OF THE BIBLE, YOU GIVE PEOPLE THE IMPRESSION THAT THE BIBLICAL ISRAELITES WERE WHITE!! IN FACT, YOU WOULD ACTUALLY BE HARD PRESSED TO FIND ANY WHITE PEOPLE IN THE BIBLE; WHY????? BECAUSE THEY SIMPLY AREN’T THERE!!! AND WHEN “WHITE” PEOPLE ARE MENTIONED IN THE BIBLE, THEY ARE REFERED TO AS “AN ABOMINATION, A SIN, UNCLEAN”!!! IF YOU CHOOSE TO RESPOND TO THIS MONOLOGUE, I WILL GLADLY FURNISH YOU WITH ALL THE EVIDENCE TO BACK UP MY STATEMENTS!!! MAY THE MOST HIGH YAH BLESS YOU AND KEEP YOU!!!

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    1. Another thing. . . Africans are not from Adam – if your Adam just came to be 5 thousand years ago. Africans were there before your ‘first man.’

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  2. No, I never stated or implied that Israelites were white. There are people of ALL races mentioned in the Bible. It was not uncommon for people to marry people of different cultures or skin colors. The Israelites in the Bible did this and ranged in skin color from dark brown to light brown to olive-skinned, but the majority of them were of Semitic descent (from Shem, son of Noah), not Hamitic descent. Israelites descended from Abraham and Sarah, who were both from Ur of the Chaldees in Mesopotamia, which is modern-day Iraq. Egyptians ranged in skin color from black to dark brown or reddish-brown, as you will notice if you look at Egyptian hieroglyphs. The Arabs, which are known as the sons of Ishmael, were descended from Abraham (who was a Chaldean from Mesopotamia, known to be brown to light brown or tapioca) and his second wife Hagar, an Egyptian. Ishmael, who was of mixed Semitic/Hamitic heritage, then grew up to marry an Egyptian. Then his descendants married into other Semitic and Hamitic people, so Arabs come in varying shades from dark brown to light brown or olive.

    Your reference to white people being an abomination shows your lack of knowledge. I know you’re referring to whites being lepers because I’ve heard this argument before from Black Muslims in the Nation of Islam and from the Hebrew Israelite cult that makes false claims that those of African descent are the true Israelites. Leprosy is a skin disease that turns the skin white, but is also accompanied by cracks, hardness, sores, and boils. Their skin is never smooth or supple like the normal skin of those of European heritage, the descendants of Japheth. So please spare me the racist “evidence” you may have concerning white people.

    FYI, Greeks and Romans were white and they played a huge part in the Bible. All of mankind descended from Adam through Noah and God calls all of us, regardless of skin color or ethnicity to repent of our sins and be saved through the Lord Jesus Christ.

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    1. one should do further or better research as to the HIS story or histoy of ethiopia. and not from our modern euro view. color is important when concerning prophecy and who the israelites really are. please dont try spiritualise the israelite descent, talking blood descent, and they are not white…period…i can attest to the fact that i am not an israelite, however my family claims to be “jewish” which is impossible…God loves ALL, however not All truely know and love H.I.M.

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      1. You’re right about all people truly not knowing or loving God. However, your belief in the importance of skin color is not in agreement with God or his word.

        There is really only one prophecy where skin color is loosely implied as being important–but it is only thought of as being important to man, not to God. That prophecy of which I speak is when Jesus gives us a mental picture in Matthew 24-25 of what will happen in the last days. He said nation will rise against nation and the word for nation in the passage is “ethnos” which refers to ethnic groups. So ethnic hatred will be a sign of how evil the world will be before Christ returns.

        The reason why color is NOT important is because God is no respecter of persons. Church members may choose to be racist or hung up on racial issues, but God has no regard for such issues. His concerns are focused on the state of each person’s soul.

        Israelis will play an important role in the end times and Revelation points out that the twelve tribes will be distinguishable when 12,000 from each tribe will preach the gospel during the Tribulation. Nevertheless, since Hebrews were scattered throughout the world for several centuries, they many times intermarried with other ethnic groups, so you have Jews who have varying skin colors. This is true of many ethnic groups whether they are Asian Indian, latinos, Africans, etc. This is another reason why skin color will have no importance in determining who is Israeli.

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    2. Your racism and ignorance raises its head when you in your heading use the word ‘But’ to describe ‘Black’ rather than just title your article ‘Black AND calmly.’

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  3. There are no “BLACKS” in The Bible. Genetically there were neither “White” nor “Blacks” Racism as we know it is a relatively new concept. The pigmentation, color, of a persons skin does not make them a race. Of course that doesn’t stop people from classifying people according to color. I would even go so far to say Yah did not create any races (as we define them). He made Adam and Eve, they gave birth to the family of mankind. You are free to use ‘racist’ terms (Black/WHite) as you see fit. Most people define racist as one who believs in some inherent superiority of one race over another. I just happen to define ‘racist’ as anyone who belives in the concept of ‘race’ as a genetically naturally ocurring truth. Greeks and Romans were not “White”. There are no WHITE People in the Bible, having Leprosy which in numerous cases was a depigmenting disease, (not the same disease we call “Leprosy” now) may have changed the color of somenes skin, but that didn’t change who they were. To go back and overlay our racist orientation upon the scriptures I think limits our understanding of the Truth Yah reveals in and through his word. Some “White” peole have issues with their skin/color or lack thereof, as some Black people have issues with theirs and ‘being’ Black. TRUTH will prevail even over our own understanding. Rom 3:4 …let YAH be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.

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  4. Ken,

    Your definition of racism is not an accepted definition. I was going by what is defined in the dictionary as reflected in society. You can’t just take the word and give it your own definition and expect everyone to go by what you say. The word “race” can refer to a person’s skin color as well as ethnic group and this concept is in the Bible. Jesus said in Matthew 24 that “nation will rise against nation” where the word for nation is “ethnos” from which we get “ethnic,” referring to tribes and races of people.

    In that sense of these words, racism IS in the Bible. The Shulamite woman in Song of Solomon was “black, but comely” when she referred to herself to defend against how she was treated based on her skin color. The church in Acts was discriminating against the Greek widows in the distribution of food and Peter had to order the church to ordain Greek deacons to make sure things were distributed fairly.

    Yes, Greeks and Romans had white skin. So did the Philippians, Thessalonians, Galatians, and the merchants of Tarshish in Spain.

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  5. Racial conflicts in America must be resolved or definitely understood by all people. It is the basic root of America’s social and spiritual problems. I sure hope that my children will be able to enjoy Dr. Martin Luther King’s vision “judged by the content of their character, not the color of their skin.” And although some of my family members are fairer complexion than the fairest caucasian, we honor and celebrate our African American heritage. Thanks!

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  6. There are no white or black people. Those words was popularized in an era of time to identify certain people for a particular reason. However this not that era of time but a new era of time. And legally all people need to be recognized by their free national name in order to be legally recognized by this and the other governing nations of the earth.

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  7. I FEEL THE BIBLE IS A STORY OF MOSTLY “BLACKS”.THAT’S WHY THERE IS SOO MUCH COVERING UP TODAY TO HIDE WHO THE EGYPTIANS REALLY WERE.THEM BEING BLACKS CLOSELY CONNECTED WITH NUBIA AND ETHIOPIANS, BECAUSE IF YOU CAN IDENTIFY THEM WITH CERTAIN TRUTH,THEN YOU CAN BASICALLY;WITHOUT HESITATION FIGURE THE REST OUT WITH CERTAIN TRUTH.BUT WITH THIS LITTLE TRUTHFUL FACT BEING WOBELY,IT KEEPS EVERYTHING YOU KNOW TO BE TRUTHFUL WOBLEY ITSELF! (IN AN EVIDENCE STANDPOINT).WE KNOW WHAT THE ETHIOPIANS LOOK LIKE,WE KNOW WHAT THE ROMANS LOOK LIKE,WE ALSO KNOW WHAT THE EGYPTIANS LOOK LIKE.BUT SINCE JESUS,MOSES AND MANY OTHERS KEY BIBLICAL MEN WERE ABLE TO MINGLE AMONGS THEM AND NOT BE NOTICES (FROM WHITES),SO THEN WHAT YOU SEE IS NOT WHAT YOU SEE….YOU SEE? SO THEN BY THIS FALSELY WAY OF THINKING, THEY CAN KEEP A LIE GOING,KEEP YOU SUBJEGATED TO THIS LIE,KEEP YOU NOT KNOWING YOUR DIVINE HERITAGE,TO KEEP YOU MENTALY INFERIOR,BECAUSE WHERE THE MIND GOES THE BODY FOLLOWS.SO IF THE MIND IS CONSTANTLY TOLD A LIE…..YOU KNOW THE REST,BUT GOD SPEAKS OF WHY THESE LIES ARE TOLD (FATHER OF LIES) RING ANY BELLS??

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  8. Although there are a lot of blacks in the Bible (and by blacks, I mean people of Hamitic or African descent), it is mainly about God choosing a group of Semitic people called Hebrews or Jews that descended from Abraham. But he is also a God who reaches out to all of humanity, no matter what ethnic background or skin color we have. So overall, the Bible is a book that shows how all people, since we all descended from Adam, have a sinful nature from which we need to be saved and this salvation only comes through Jesus Christ. Since the original chosen people rejected Jesus Christ, their rejection helped make it possible for all men everywhere to hear the gospel and be saved if they repent.

    Even if the Hebrews shared some of the same skin shades as Africans and stayed in Egypt and other territories where Hamitic people were the majority, Hebrews are not really “black.” Skin color has no bearing on the most important thing to be learned from the Bible–mankind’s need for salvation. Racism has blinded many to this simple fact by the devilish claims that one’s skin color determines how godly one can be. God is no respecter of persons. He does not play favorites. He doesn’t prefer whites over blacks, or Jews over Gentiles.

    This post was prompted by the racism that has permeated our society so much that it has affected church practices and doctrines. What churches fail to realize is that when one becomes a Christian, God’s truth should make our personal preferences and prejudices a thing of the past, even if we offend those who raised us in our prejudicial mindset of making generalizations about people who don’t look like us.

    Although Christians are commanded by Jesus Christ himself to love, we make exceptions when a brother or sister is not white like us or black like us. Hatred for sin is allowed, but hatred for people who commit sin is not allowed. However, for some reason many who call themselves Christians love to hate. So, yes, they do hide some historical facts found in the Bible to negatively affect people’s minds and so many people are willing to be deceived. But if people would love godly knowledge enough to seek God’s truth for themselves, we would have more Christians who are enlightened and would as a result learn to love our fellow Christian regardless of their outward appearance.

    Even if the majority of congregations in the U.S. segregate themselves according to skin color, there is no such thing as a “white church” or “black church” in the true body of Christ. God has given all Christians, no matter what ethnic/racial background, spiritual gifts to contribute to his body and none of us has the right to hinder someone from using those gifts in a godly way just because they don’t have a specific skin color.

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  9. First off the Hebrew poster was right in a way but missed some points. First off the Hebrews were a people of “Color”…The Most High formed Adam out of the Dust of the Earth which is Brown..The Hebrews were a dark race of people becuase according to their own history the went into the Hamatic land of Mizriam(Egypt) and that is where Israel was formed. The sons of Ham were all the dark races of the world from the darkest the Kushites (Ethiopians) very black to Brownish skin To intermediate…Mizriam(Egypt) Dark Brown to light Brown and “Yellow” skin, to the Lighter Lybians(Moors) Yellowish, Brown and Dark brown but still a “Dark Race” of people to the Lighter Cannanites who would probably resemble Taureg Berbers…I think some Northern Hamite Berbers claim decent from the Philistines. Anyway in order for Israel to be fulfilled as promised to Abraham…..The tribes had to “Fit In” with the Hamatic people The Egyptians. This means the Hebrews were the same as the Egyptians in skin range….Dark Brown to Yellowish(I hate skin discussion…it so pointless) I mean The Egyptians hated the Asiatic people why would they let an Asiatic rule during the dynastic era….Many of the Egyptian Pharoahs came from the South…so Egypt’s Monarchy for the most part was Black Southern Egyptians…So Joseph had to be a dark skinned man to fulfill his destiny.

    Also to say All Black Hebrews are Black Racists is false. Some are more radical and preach the death of the White man(Edom) even though The most high never ordained this.

    Some of us believe that 1) We the decendants of Slaves in the New World…So called African Americans, Afro-Latinos(West Indians, Dominicans and Haitians) are from the Tribe of Judah..Israel’s southern Kingdom…and that according to the bible…not man The most High told our for fathers we would be sold as slaves to an Unkown land in slave ships, forget our heritage..and will suffer and become the lowest of all the Earth. However in the last days he will awaken more of us and remove the False Jewish peoples out of our homeland Israel.
    2) Our Blood Relatives the Ten Tribes of Israel…The Northern kingdom was led by the Most high to a Land no one has known…(The Americans) to start over but they held on to Idolatry and forsake their heritage so they became slaves then eventually 3rd class people in their own land by invaders. These are the Latino people(Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, Cubans)…as well as the North American Indians(Siminole and the other Indians)…
    3)Some of us are not “Da White Man is Da Devil”…becuase Guess what many people we call white are our brothers in Israel by the Bloodline and that the Most high will Call a number of Gentiles…Mainly whites to accept him and serve the Most high as Israel will serve the Most high. Yes there are Radical Hebrews…but Eheyeh will deal with them.

    We want our Hebrew heritage back and our land Israel. We don’t need America or Europe to give us the land that our Lord had promised us. When we return to Israel by the power of our God…Peace will be in Jerusalem..The Kazars have not fulfilled this prophesy…From their entrance into our Land it has been riddled with blood shed. Some of our Brothers led by Ben Ami migrated to Israel…and GASP…They are a peaceful people….that GASP…don’t believe in war….LOL….EVERYTHING is told to us in our Book…Love it or hate it WE ARE the Children of Israel…and all of those Jewish people NOT of the Bloodline Converts, Hamatic, Edomites, whatever….You still have a chance…

    Shalom

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  10. And all of those Jewish people Not of the Bloodline..Converts, Edomites, Hamites…etc…You still have a chance to leave Israel and stop blaspheming the Laws of the Most High by claiming you are Jews…

    Shalom

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  11. Jarah,

    You are incorrect on several points. I already discussed the range of skin colors and even stated that people of the three different Noahic families sometimes had the same skin colors.

    Adam was truly formed of the dust of the earth, but in many places dirt is not brown, it’s red. The name “Adam” means “red.” It is a description of what he looked like. Israel was not formed in Egypt. They originated from the land of Ur of the Chaldees (modern day Iraq). Abraham moved his family from Ur to the land of the Hittites, where Israel is presently located. That is where he had Isaac and then Isaac had Jacob (Israel). Jacob then had the twelve patriarchs in the land of the Hittites.

    Because of famine, Israel and his family (75 in total) moved to Egypt and were eventually enslaved. The nation of Israel had already started before Egypt. In Egypt, Joseph was made second in command to Pharoah, not because of skin color or who his people were, but because the Lord favored him. Since the Hebrews had a similar range of skin shades to Egyptians (who were not always the darkest blacks), Joseph blended well and his brothers could not automatically tell he was the same as them since he spoke Egyptian in their presence. But Joseph and his brothers were Semitic, descendants of Shem, not Hamitic like the Egyptians.

    The vast majority of those who are of African descent in the Western Hemisphere are descendants of West Africans and West Africans are Hamitic with no relation whatsoever to any of the tribes in Israel, including Judah. But here’s the kicker. The native tribes in the Western Hemisphere, including North and South American Indians, native Caribbeans, Polynesians, Pacific Islanders, and Inuits (Eskimo), are descendants of the Eastern Asians who are descendants of Ham through Ham’s grandson, Sin. The Sinites are their forefathers. They have no relation to the tribes of Israel, who are Semitic.

    There has been much bloodshed in Israel because as soon as the nation of Israel came back into existence in 1948, the Arabs who hated Israel attacked them within 24 hours to try to wipe them out, but God had other plans. They were able to pull off an astounding victory over their enemies, who outnumbered them. The same happened again in the Six Days War of 1967. The Arabs attacked and the outnumbered Israelis not only won, but won some of the Arabs’ land as the spoils of war.

    How did they win? God was with them to fulfill his prophecies through them. The Jews presently in the land of Israel are the true Jews and genetic testing has been done to prove it.

    You need to get your facts straight and stop believing all the lies your false religious teachers are telling you!

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  12. The Bible clearly mentions areas that are African. Egpyt and Cush Libya) for example. How then can the Bible not contain stories of black Africans who good or bad made historic contributions?
    I am the least religious person, but I do believe that logical fallacies have had their way with our minds, traditions, beliefs and directly affect how we treat one another.
    To constantly question what you are being taught is the only way to get closer to the truth, but in order to do that, you must have an open mind and you must be ready to accept what you find.

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