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10 Characters in the Bible You Might Not Have Known Were Black

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The first use in the Bible of the word “queen” refers to a Black woman (1 Kings 10:1). Her name is alleged to be Makeda, but the Scriptures refer to her as the Queen of Sheba or the Queen of the South. Her fame was such that 2,000 years after her death, according to blacksinthebible.net, Jesus Christ mentioned her long trip and referred to her challenge of Solomon’s wisdom, which led to a love affair with the wise Jewish king.

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  1. Joseph Ragheb says:

    I am Egyptian, not Arab, and certainly not Black. So for the love of God please stop claiming that Egyptians are from the black race. I am not against black people, I just want to say that not all Africans are from the black race, this is the stupidest generalization the West has made.

  2. Steven Miller says:

    Actually there were many more black characters in the Bible, starting with Adam and Eve. Moses, Aaron and Miriam were black. The original Hebrews were not White. David, his son, Solomon from which Jesus is desended. Should I go on??? Life was created from clay….

  3. Anthony Fields says:

    The majority if the people in the bible are black. People can swallow a camel but squint at a pea. Smh

  4. Suzanne Pomeranz says:

    There is a wonderful painting in one of the Ethiopian chapels at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the Old City of Jerusalem in Israel.

    One side – http://i59.tinypic.com/20ptu95.jpg – shows the Queen of Sheba and her entourage bringing gifts to King Solomon.

    The other side – http://i61.tinypic.com/123wm5j.jpg – shows King Solomon receiving the Queen of Sheba and her entourage.

    The verse written at the bottom is from 1Kings 10:1-3 – “When the queen of Sheba heard about the fame of Solomon and his relationship to the Lord, she came to test Solomon with hard questions. Arriving at Jerusalem with a very great caravan—with camels carrying spices, large quantities of gold, and precious stones—she came to Solomon and talked with him about all that she had on her mind. Solomon answered all her questions; nothing was too hard for the king to explain to her.”

    Ethiopian Jews claim their ancestry from the union of the Queen of Sheba and King Solomon and thus, are citizens of Israel.

    If you come to Israel, let me know, and I’ll be happy to take you, as part of a walking tour of the Old City with me as your guide, to that Ethiopian chapel to see this painting… and so much more!

  5. Revelation Chapter 1 14 His head, and his haires were white like wooll as white as snow, and his eyes were as a flame of fire,

    15 And his feet like vnto fine brasse, as if they burned in a furnace: JESUS IS BLACK!

  6. Exodus Chapter 4 6 ¶ And the Lord said furthermore vnto him, Put now thine hand into thy bosome. And he put his hand into his bosome: and when hee tooke it out, behold, his hand was leprous as snowe.

    7 And he said, Put thine hand into thy bosome againe. And hee put his hand into his bosome againe, and plucked it out of his bosome, and behold, it was turned againe as his other flesh.
    MOSES IS BLACK!

  7. Jeremiah Chapter 14 2 Iudah mourneth, and the gates thereof languish, they are blacke vnto the ground, and the crie of Ierusalem is gone vp. ALL OF THE JEWS ARE BLACK!

  8. Zondervan’s Compact Bible Dictionary:

    Ham – The youngest son of Noah, born probably about 96 years before the Flood; and one of eight persons to live through the Flood. He became the progenitor of the dark races; not the Negroes, but the Egyptians, Ethiopians, Libyans and Canaanites. HAM IS THE FOREFATHER OF THE AFRICANS! NOT THE NEGROES OR THE SO CALLED AMERICAN BLACKS!

  9. Nate Walker says:

    THERE IS ONE MAJOR OBVIOUS OMISSION. I AM NOT SMART ENOUGHT TO SAY ABSOLUTELY, BUT I WOULD LIKE FOR SOMEONE TO DO ME A FAVOR… GO TO YOUR BIBLE AND DISCOVER IN THE OLD TESTAMENT WHERE THE SAVOR WAS TO COME THROUGH THE DAVID. WHEN YOU FINISH THAT, THEN GO TO THE FIRST CHAPTER OF MATTHEWS AND TRACE DAVID'S HERITAGE BACK TO HAM. THEN LOOK HAM UP IN THE HISTORICAL WORKS OF HERODOTUS, GREATEST KNOWN GREEK HISTORIAN AND JOSEPHUS, THE GREATEST KNOWN JEWISH HISTORIAN AND TELL ME IF THEY AGREE THAT THE REAL DFINITION OF THE WORD "HAM" IS BLACK. AGAIN, I AM THE FIRST TO ADMIT THAT I AM NOT SMART, BUT I READ EVERYTHING I CAN GET MY HANDS ON BY THOSE WHO ARE. WHEN YOU FINISH, GET BACK TO ME WITH THE NAME OF THE "SIGNIFICANT' PERSON YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED……IF I AM ON THE WRONG PATH, HELP ME… I HAVE NO PROBLEM BEING CORRECTED. JUST MAKE SURE YOU ARE MORE ACCURATE THAN EMOTIONAL. THANKS IN ADVANCE………PEACE.

  10. Hagar is respected in Islam and acknowledged as the legal wife of Abraham (peace be upon him). Not only that, his son Ishmael (peace be upon him) is also a revered prophet and the direct ancestor of the last prophet of God (peace be upon him), Muhammad. As the Qur'an says, God created all of humanity from one man and one woman, and then allowed them to form tribes and communities so that they could learn from each other, and the one who is most noble in the eyes of God is he who is most righteous. Let no man think he is superior just because of his colour, black, red, yellow, green, blue or white :-).

  11. Hagar was not the legal wife of Abraham!!!!!! And what prophecy did Muhammad give??? NOT ONE!!!! ISLAM IS TRASH

  12. If they walked from Africa or ruled south of Jordan they must have been brown nuff said

  13. Roy Jenkins says:

    Why isn't Jesus on the list?

  14. Hagar, may God be pleased with her, was certainly a legal wife whether you recognise it or not. As for prophecies, the Qur'an made many of them, and they all came true. Go search for yourself on Google if you wish and may you find peace; I will not argue with haters :-).

  15. Name 1 prophecy in the quaran!!! There isn't any! In order to argue you will need ground to stand on & you have none!

  16. That article is misleading and inaccurate. All of the people of the Bible were black; so to identify only 10 is asinine. I found it especially incredible that he would identify only one of the disciples as black, when Jesus himself was black. The article's positive purpose is negated by its limitation of black people to those ten identified in the article. Instead of going through and picking out black people from the bible, he should have started from the position that all of the people in the Bible are black and if you are going to identify the race of anyone, you would identify somebody who is white, as the oddity, not the black persons in the bible.

  17. Joan Brown says:

    Oh, Lord! Who doesn't know that those Negroes were black? And not only was Moses' wife black,…Sarah's servant was black,…but, so was Moses, Abraham, and Sarah! ALL THOSE NEGROES WAS BLACK! INCLUDING JESUS! White folks wants to pick and choose who they want to be white to brainwash fools into believing that all the powerful people in the Bible had to be WHITE if they were that powerful! Ooooh, black folks is slow!

    When Moses' future wife saw him coming down the road in the distance, she recognized him as being from another tribe and culture based on the clothes that he wore. And Moses was wearing Egyptian clothing! Yet, Moses was a Hebrew! That tells you right there that all those Negroes was black! Egypt and Ethiopia are not the only countries in Africa! And they were in Africa! FROM THE BEGINNING!

    Some of y'all need to stop letting white folks pick and choose your culture and race for you!

  18. The only black apostle of Christ. What kinda of madness is this? All the apostles were black, in fact all of the characters in the bible were black people, except for maybe Julius Caesar, but all them characters, especially the Hebrews were and are black to this very day. The Holy bible is our history and culture

  19. The European has stolen our history and culture and our identity. They are impersonating the original Israelites which are black. Ancient Israel is our legacy that was stolen from us. It's the greatest identity theft in the history of the planet. This is our history and culture and our heritage and at the appointed our inheritance, and it's our God given right to claim it. And God has called us to stake claim to it and act accordingly but we gotta come correct and return to righteousness and stop with the foolishness. This article is garbage. And looking at the commentary from others I see the consciousness of our community has elevated over the last three decades. The only black apostle of Christ, gimme a break. If you can co sign that nonsense, then I need to have tariq nasheed come with his button saying "get out of here you damn nigga". Really, you can't be this gullible at this stage in the game.

  20. Gigi Sev says:

    almost very one in the bible was black, Jesus included. Whom ever wrote this article might want to look into it a bit more

  21. Moses born in Africa every character his stepmother BlackI am always shocked that one cannot see that this is an African history

  22. Good Points made here. Jesus Solomon Sheba Moses Abraham everybody was black idiot. Were there any whites around is the question?

  23. Clive Grant says:

    Solomon , according to the Songs Of Solomon , who was the wisest man at that time in his own words said he is black but comely or in other words a good looking black man.

  24. Good thing I'm a Muslim who follows the teachings of Islam. My faith forbids me to call other faiths trash or other bad names – so I will not respond in likewise!

    Islam is the faith of over 2 Billion people from Asia, Africa, Middle East all the way to Europe and beyond, and it only show's your lack of knowledge to be insulting the faith of all these people.

    I"m sure you've seen the conflicts on tv (CNN probably) in the Middle East and all the crazy thugs or different armies vying for power, but that is politics and has nothing to do with the Muslim faith. Just like we can't blame all white Christians today of slavery(Cross Burning KKK) or the Jewish holocaust. Or we can't blame all Christians for dropping the Nuclear bomb in Japan and murdering so many men/women and children indiscriminately.

    If you really wanted to know the truth, you would've gone to google and typed "Islamic Prophecies" and have seen the dozens of prophecies the Prophet Muhammad(Peace be upon him) made that have come to pass already and some still on their way.

    Also becareful you do not bad mouth the Messengers of God i.e. Prophet Abraham who was also the friend of God! The Prophet Abraham(Peace be upon him) never had any illegitimate wives or unholy relationships. It's forbidden that a prophet ever commit such grave sins! Abraham's blessed wives "Hagar & Sarah" were both legitimate and blessed women(peace be upon them both)! It is never befitting for such men of God to take on any bad relationship and then call men to God and prohibit the people from doing such things!

    What you have learned are distortions of the stories of the past. That is why in the Holy Quran (the last message from God) it clears up many distorted and changed stories of the past!

    So lose the arrogance and have an open heart instead of a closed one, perhaps those same very people you look down upon and mock are on the straight path!

    29. Surely those who committed sin used to laugh at those who believed,
    30. And when they passed by them, they were winking at one another (in mockery;).
    31. And when they returned to their people they returned jesting,
    32. And when they saw them, they said: 'Surely these have gone astray'.
    33. While they had not been sent as guardians over them!
    34. So, on this Day (of Judgement) the Believers will laugh at the Unbelievers:
    35. (Sitting) on thrones (of Dignity) they will command (a sight) (of all things).
    36. Have not the Unbelievers been paid back for what they used to do?
    Holy Quran, Chapter 83, verses 29-36.

    Those 8 Verses talk about those who mock the believers, and what awaits them on the day of Judgement.

    So you like to mock others, eh?

  25. Simeon Evans says:

    LOL, this article tries to portray everyone in Biblical history as black ACCEPT the JEW/ISRAELITES. I am just going to take one of this articles examples and bring the Glass house down with Scripture.

    Acts Chapter 21.

    37 And as Paul was to be led into the castle, he said unto the chief captain, May I speak unto thee? Who said, Canst thou speak Greek?

    38 Art not thou that Egyptian, which before these days madest an uproar, and leddest out into the wilderness four thousand men that were murderers?

    39 But Paul said, I am a man which am a Jew of Tarsus, a city in Cilicia, a citizen of no mean city: and, I beseech thee, suffer me to speak unto the people.
    —————————–
    Here it is, a Soldier of Rome (White Man) wondering how did this man speak his language seeing he looked like an Egyptian (as said in the article the Children of Ham were Black) but Paul answered and replied that he was a JEW! Someone is going to say he was a convert so I am going to have to get some more scripture.
    ——————————

    Romans Chapter 11.

    1 I say then, Hath God cast away his people? God forbid. For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin.
    ——————————
    There you have it Ladies and Gentlemen. The Jews were Black and still are today. Google Gamal Abdel Nasser 1956 https://vimeo.com/35196044.

  26. Simeon Evans says:

    Pontius Pilot and the Romans represented in the Bible, the Greeks and basically all the ruling nations from the time of Daniels captivity were Gentile (White). For a definition of Gentile read Genesis 10: 1 – 5 basically Gentile means the sons of Ja'pheth. Although Ja'pheth was also black over time his people became the White races as the occupied the Western hemisphere of Asia.

    Through Daniel the Gentiles were phophesied to be the last ruling group of Man. Is it not true that the Gentiles rule just as the Bible said they would? It is absolutely true. Is it not also true that God has scattered the jews throughout the Nations as he said he would if they did not obey his Law, Statues, and Commandments in Deuteronomy 28? Yes, that to is true.

  27. what happened to Yeshuah(Jesus) being black because he definitely would not have been a Caucasian coming from that region~plus all the major characters of the bible were black….

  28. Daton Ervin says:

    Stick to writing about sports. This author has obviously done partial research. Sad to see atlantablackstar.com publish such propaganda.

  29. Simeon Evans says:

    Yes the Hamites were Black as were at the time all the sons of Noah Japheth included. Whites came from Japheth later (Genesis 10: 1-5). One correction Bro. David is from Shem, don't get me wrong Hagar, Rahab, and Tamar were Hamite and Shemites and Moses married and Ethiopian Woman (Hamite) but the lineage of Fathers were from always from Shem. Either way the Israelites were black and still are today whether they now it or not.

  30. Lisa Visagie says:

    South Africa admits $10m FIFA payout (For Hosting 2010 World Cup). Could this be true?
    http://infotainment44.blogspot.com/2015/05/south-africa-admits-10m-fifa-payout-for.html?m=1

  31. Jay Osborne says:

    No question about it

  32. Job 30:30King James Version (KJV).
    30 My skin is black upon me, and my bones are burned with heat.

    Song of Solomon 1:6King James Version (KJV).

    6 Look not upon me, because I am black, because the sun hath looked upon me: my mother's children were angry with me; they made me the keeper of the vineyards; but mine own vineyard have I not kept.

    Lamentations 5:10King James Version (KJV).

    10 Our skin was black like an oven because of the terrible famine.

    Revelation 1:15King James Version (KJV).

    15 And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters.

    Ezekiel 1:7King James Version (KJV).

    7 And their feet were straight feet; and the sole of their feet was like the sole of a calf's foot: and they sparkled like the colour of burnished brass.

    Jeremiah 14:1-3King James Version (KJV).

    14 The word of the Lord that came to Jeremiah concerning the dearth.

    2 Judah mourneth, and the gates thereof languish; they are black unto the ground; and the cry of Jerusalem is gone up.

    3 And their nobles have sent their little ones to the waters: they came to the pits, and found no water; they returned with their vessels empty; they were ashamed and confounded, and covered their heads.

    Daniel 7:9King James Version (KJV).

    9 I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne was like the fiery flame, and his wheels as burning fire.

  33. Job 30:30King James Version (KJV).
    30 My skin is black upon me, and my bones are burned with heat.

    Song of Solomon 1:6King James Version (KJV).

    6 Look not upon me, because I am black, because the sun hath looked upon me: my mother's children were angry with me; they made me the keeper of the vineyards; but mine own vineyard have I not kept.

    Lamentations 5:10King James Version (KJV).

    10 Our skin was black like an oven because of the terrible famine.

    Revelation 1:15King James Version (KJV).

    15 And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters.

    Ezekiel 1:7King James Version (KJV).

    7 And their feet were straight feet; and the sole of their feet was like the sole of a calf's foot: and they sparkled like the colour of burnished brass.

    Jeremiah 14:1-3King James Version (KJV).

    14 The word of the Lord that came to Jeremiah concerning the dearth.

    2 Judah mourneth, and the gates thereof languish; they are black unto the ground; and the cry of Jerusalem is gone up.

    3 And their nobles have sent their little ones to the waters: they came to the pits, and found no water; they returned with their vessels empty; they were ashamed and confounded, and covered their heads.

    Daniel 7:9King James Version (KJV).

    9 I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne was like the fiery flame, and his wheels as burning fire.

  34. Job 30:30King James Version (KJV).
    30 My skin is black upon me, and my bones are burned with heat.

    Song of Solomon 1:6King James Version (KJV).

    6 Look not upon me, because I am black, because the sun hath looked upon me: my mother's children were angry with me; they made me the keeper of the vineyards; but mine own vineyard have I not kept.

    Lamentations 5:10King James Version (KJV).

    10 Our skin was black like an oven because of the terrible famine.

    Revelation 1:15King James Version (KJV).

    15 And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters.

    Ezekiel 1:7King James Version (KJV).

    7 And their feet were straight feet; and the sole of their feet was like the sole of a calf's foot: and they sparkled like the colour of burnished brass.

    Jeremiah 14:1-3King James Version (KJV).

    14 The word of the Lord that came to Jeremiah concerning the dearth.

    2 Judah mourneth, and the gates thereof languish; they are black unto the ground; and the cry of Jerusalem is gone up.

    3 And their nobles have sent their little ones to the waters: they came to the pits, and found no water; they returned with their vessels empty; they were ashamed and confounded, and covered their heads.

    Daniel 7:9King James Version (KJV).

    9 I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne was like the fiery flame, and his wheels as burning fire.

  35. Job 30:30King James Version (KJV).
    30 My skin is black upon me, and my bones are burned with heat.

    Song of Solomon 1:6King James Version (KJV).

    6 Look not upon me, because I am black, because the sun hath looked upon me: my mother's children were angry with me; they made me the keeper of the vineyards; but mine own vineyard have I not kept.

    Lamentations 5:10King James Version (KJV).

    10 Our skin was black like an oven because of the terrible famine.

    Revelation 1:15King James Version (KJV).

    15 And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters.

    Ezekiel 1:7King James Version (KJV).

    7 And their feet were straight feet; and the sole of their feet was like the sole of a calf's foot: and they sparkled like the colour of burnished brass.

    Jeremiah 14:1-3King James Version (KJV).

    14 The word of the Lord that came to Jeremiah concerning the dearth.

    2 Judah mourneth, and the gates thereof languish; they are black unto the ground; and the cry of Jerusalem is gone up.

    3 And their nobles have sent their little ones to the waters: they came to the pits, and found no water; they returned with their vessels empty; they were ashamed and confounded, and covered their heads.

    Daniel 7:9King James Version (KJV).

    9 I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne was like the fiery flame, and his wheels as burning fire.

  36. Howard Smith says:

    Simeon Evans I ask this question to my kinsmen after the flesh; Did you know there was a time when there were no white people on the earth? To which the response is usually, that can't be true, are you serious?

    Those I enjoy sharing this truth with the most are our young black men, who have become disenchanted with the lies of western christianity and the bad example set by the likes of TD Jakes, Creflo Dollar, Eddie Long and any of the other false teachers.

    2 Peter 2:1 But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive opinions. They will even deny the Master who bought them– bringing swift destruction on themselves.

    2 Timothy 4:3 For the time is coming when people will not put up with sound doctrine, but having itching ears, they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own desires,

    1 Timothy 6:5 and wrangling among those who are depraved in mind and bereft of the truth, imagining that godliness is a means of gain.

  37. Howard Smith says:

    It's good to see others who are "Biblically literate". Here's a prophecy by Yahshua that exposes these Ashkenazi/German Gentiles. It's corroborated by what Nasser said:

    Luke 21:24 They will fall by the sword and will be taken as prisoners to all the nations. Yerusalem will be trampled on by the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.

  38. Well even if all this is true, I have one important question that doesn't sit very well with me, I always asked why do people get upset when murders take place, we fight about whom Jesus is and talk about how he has all this love for his people, but I also found a scripture that spoke differently about this man name Jesus. In Luke 14:26 if any man come to me and HATE NOT! his FATHER, AND MOTHER, AND WIFE, AND CHILDREN, AND BRETHERN, AND SISTER, YEA, AND HIS OWN LIFE ALSO, HE CANNOT BE MY DISCIPLE! for me a person from a child learning we suppose to love one another and honor or mother and father for thy days will be short, puts me in a bit of confusion! I don't understand how or what this verse in the bible is actually suppose to mean, but it does make me question about today's hate and crimes that follow. Are we suppose to really love our people? Like someone break this down to me. As God hated Esua! These are things I question because people are so quick to claim these Gods who had no problem sacrificing animals and even people! Who hated as much as we do in today's world. So before I want to start taking claim to a manuscript that clearly without a doubt that promotes, and provoke what me, as a person who hates violence or anything associated with it, I'd rather let y'all have that mess.

  39. Got a little overwhelmed with the post, I hope someone understands where I'm going with this. I'm not the brightest star in the universe but I try not too get all caught up with this bible situation stuff, even tho I still study it, I study it to ask questions that I addressed in this post.

  40. Egyptians are not always black…black is their origin…but during biblical times..Eurasian invaded and diluted the culture and blood. also…..the most important question…were there African religions and cultures before Hebrew…yes…is the answer.

  41. this article is very misleading, it's like he just did an identification of people who they allowed to be identified as "black" but is very important to remember that black was a legal and political turn that brown people of this nation took on as a racial identity.

  42. LE Alba says:

    "Queen of Sheba…her fame was such that 2,000 years after her death, according to <blacksinthebible.net>, Jesus Christ mentioned her…"
    New Testament citing of ancient anecdotal references doesn't make a very strong case. I'm not anti-scripture but Holy Nile Valley, Batman! Can we keep it on the realside?

  43. LE Alba says:

    That is certainly not true. The period of the Biblical writings was at least 50,000 years after the original human exodus out of Africa into the Asia and the Indian subcontinent. While it is likely true that those lucky sojourners who made it were all African, the modern sub-Saharan African of characteristically dark skin was yet to evolve and was not among them although they shared common ancestry—as do we all.. So it is even more likely that populations of the southeastern Mediterranean and the Arabian Peninsula were a very wide-ranging mix, including Romans, Greeks, Asian descendants and other dark skinned races. The only true sub-Saharan blacks, still isolated geographically in lower Africa, were not even in Egypt, although Egypt's population included many other dark-skinned people. In any event, race as a notional category is rapidly becoming as useless in the modern 1st world as tickets for the 1918 World Series—it's long gone. Anyone who watched "Finding Your Roots" with Henry Louis Gates, Jr knows what a glorious, endlessly fascinating modern species we all are. This alone gives the lie to racism as a reasonable perspective socially.

  44. LE Alba says:

    That's eyebrow-lifting it's so incorrect although I 'get' where you're coming from. Jews? Romans? Greeks? Those were the 3 groups that wrote the Bible originally. It was in Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek and finally Latin Vulgate. Respectfully, sir…read my other post on early populations of mankind.

  45. Lucky Shango says:

    maybe ure a self hating black who believe"white lies" why would he be asked if he's egyptian, if there wasnt something physically different?

  46. Daton Ervin says:

    Lucky Shango and maybe your an ignorant individual who makes blanket comments about people you know nothing about… troll elsewhere lame.

  47. Amariac was and 8 a Ethiopian language meaning African so check that information out

  48. All these are claims, you couldn't prove any of them. How can Hagar be a legal wife when she was the maid servant of Sarah? Are you in your right senses?

  49. You still didn't name 1 original prophecy in the Quran that has come through that wasn't first spoken of in the Bible.

  50. Joan Brown says:

    LE Alba, no one in their right minds are buying your hype anymore. So you might as well get use to that fact, and stop trying to brainwash black people into believing that Jesus and the rest of the powerful, God fearing people in the Bible are white! Most black people no longer believe that you and the rest of your people are gods because you look different than we do. That's how black people got robbed of their riches, like the gold and diamond minds, and their country, Africa. Face it! You and your people come from a long line of monsters. WE'RE NOT THE ONES WHO ARE ANIMALS WHO BELONG IN CAGES!

  51. Joan Brown says:

    LE Alba, you need to stop using this thread to troll on people. Get yourself TOGETHER, clown! Don't you have a life?

  52. Joan Brown says:

    Daniel Styles, according to Genesis chapter 16, in verse 3, but read verses 1 to 4, in the New International Version (NIV), of the Bible, it says :

    16 —(1) Now Sarai, Abram’s wife, had borne him no children. But she had an Egyptian slave named Hagar; (2) so she said to Abram, “The Lord has kept me from having children. Go, sleep with my slave; perhaps I can build a family through her.” Abram agreed to what Sarai said. (3) So after Abram had been living in Canaan ten years, Sarai his wife took her Egyptian slave Hagar and gave her to her husband to be his wife. (4) He slept with Hagar, and she conceived.

    If you read verse 3 of Genesis chapter 16, it clearly state that Sarai/Sarah gave Hagar to Abram/Abraham to wife. So Noorunisa Ibrahim Kutty is correct.

  53. Joan Brown says:

    Daniel Styles, back in the day of the old school Hebrews, a marriage was considered consummated by sexual relations. In spite of the fact that Hagar was considered Sarah's servant, which meant that Sarah could do whatever she wanted with Hagar, Hagar was still legally married to Abraham just like Sarah was.

  54. The bible is not everyone guide to salvation I doubt everything thing is literal I that the first and original people's were black Africans like the twa and aboriginal black throughout the globe especially Australia are proof and just because the landscape and topography of the Sahara is one way today doesn't mean it was that way in the past what makes people think african just started in the interior of the continent we did travel and settle the entire world with proof of negroid fossils on every continent just look at the Eskimos they live in the snow and are still melanated pale people are just different it's koo y'all people just not the same as the collective y'all should b proud of that but please stop plagiarizing history

  55. Mrj Lass says:

    I thought her people where out of the Sudan region but then again that might have been what is now modern day Sudan..

  56. Joan Brown you could be right. Thanks.

  57. Joan Brown God did not unite them. God is the one that ordained marriage and the one that blessed them. A marriage without the blessing of God is not a true marriage ta all. The seed through which Abraham was blessed was Isaac. Abraham didn't wait for the promise done, but they rushed and this is how we have Islam.

  58. Bobby Chong says:

    @Le alba Jews were black, if Egyptians are black Jews are definitely of similar complexions. First unlike white people blacks come in different shades. Moses in order for him to hide, he had to look similar to an Egyptian. King David is described as dark, Solomon described in song of Solomon that his skin is black like the tents of kedar. Paul was thought to be an Egyptian that spoke Greek, Jesus when hiding from Herod his in Egypt, also describing his skin it was like bronze/brass but out the furnace. Look up bronze color when being refined, it is a similar color to cast iron

  59. Solomon was definitely white. He was described as having skin like ivory decorated with lapis lazuli and topaz.

    Both gem stones are blue.

    He was so white you could see the blue veins in his skin.

    He was also described as ruddy which means reddish.

    "My beloved is radiant and ruddy,
    outstanding among ten thousand.

    His head is purest gold;.
    his hair is wavy.
    and black as a raven.

    His eyes are like doves.
    by the water streams,
    washed in milk,
    mounted like jewels.

    His cheeks are like beds of spice.
    yielding perfume.
    His lips are like lilies.
    dripping with myrrh.

    His arms are rods of gold.
    set with topaz.
    His body is like polished ivory.
    decorated with lapis lazuli.

    His legs are pillars of marble.
    set on bases of pure gold.
    His appearance is like Lebanon,
    choice as its cedars.

    His mouth is sweetness itself;.
    he is altogether lovely.
    This is my beloved, this is my friend,
    daughters of Jerusalem."

  60. Brass is not black. It is golden colored.

  61. Lamentations 4:

    "Those who once ate delicacies.
    are destitute in the streets.
    Those brought up in royal purple.
    now lie on ash heaps.

    The punishment of my people.
    is greater than that of Sodom,
    which was overthrown in a moment.
    without a hand turned to help her.

    Their princes were brighter than snow.
    and whiter than milk,
    their bodies more ruddy than rubies,
    their appearance like lapis lazuli.

    But now they are blacker than soot;.
    they are not recognized in the streets.
    Their skin has shriveled on their bones;.
    it has become as dry as a stick."

  62. Solomon was described as having skin like Ivory.
    "His arms are rods of gold. set with topaz.
    His body is like polished ivory. decorated with lapis lazuli."

    In Jeremiah 13 it is asked if an Ethiopian can change his skin or can a leopard change his spots.

    That question differentiates the skin of the Jews from the skin of the Ethiopian.

  63. Solomon was not black.

    Songs of Solomon:

    ""My beloved is radiant and ruddy,
    outstanding among ten thousand.

    His head is purest gold;.
    his hair is wavy.
    and black as a raven.

    His eyes are like doves.
    by the water streams,
    washed in milk,
    mounted like jewels.

    His cheeks are like beds of spice.
    yielding perfume.
    His lips are like lilies.
    dripping with myrrh.

    His arms are rods of gold.
    set with topaz.
    His body is like polished ivory.
    decorated with lapis lazuli."

  64. King David was of fair complexion and ruddy (reddish).

    Samuel 17:42

    And when the Philistine looked about, and saw David, he disdained him: for he was but a youth, and ruddy, and of a fair countenance.

  65. Obadyah Ben Levi Yisrael:
    "Job 30:30King James Version (KJV).
    30 My skin is black upon me, and my bones are burned with heat."

    In earlier verses he says that his face turned red from weeping. Do black people get red faces when crying?

    Job 16:
    "“I have sewed sackcloth over my skin and buried my brow in the dust.

    My face is red with weeping, dark shadows ring my eyes;.

    yet my hands have been free of violence and my prayer is pure."

  66. Obadyah Ben Levi Yisrael:
    " Look not upon me, because I am black, because the sun hath looked upon me:".

    The person who says that is a woman. One of Solomon's concubines.
    She later describes Solomon as being like Ivory.

    Song of Solomon 5:
    "My beloved is white and ruddy, the chiefest among ten thousand.

    11 His head is as the most fine gold, his locks are bushy, and black as a raven.

    12 His eyes are as the eyes of doves by the rivers of waters, washed with milk, and fitly set.

    13 His cheeks are as a bed of spices, as sweet flowers: his lips like lilies, dropping sweet smelling myrrh.

    14 His hands are as gold rings set with the beryl: his belly is as bright ivory overlaid with sapphires."

  67. Obadyah Ben Levi Yisrael".
    "And their feet were straight feet; and the sole of their feet was like the sole of a calf's foot: and they sparkled like the colour of burnished brass."

    Why finish the quote there?
    "As for the likeness of their faces, they four had the face of a man, and the face of a lion, on the right side: and they four had the face of an ox on the left side; they four also had the face of an eagle."

  68. Steve Adams says:

    Simeon Evans I read many of your post here. You seem to be pretty enlightened about these issues. Here's a tip to pass on to you concerning our brother Moses. Just like Bro Paul, he too was mistaken as an Egyptian (when he protected Jesse's daughters at the well) They said an Egyptian saved us! Just because Moses was ridiculed by his siblings for marrying an Ethiopian woman, doesn't mean he wasn't black. The same could happen to you or me and we're certainly black. Peep knowledge!

  69. Joan Brown says:

    Florel Saunders, whatever gets you through life, little girl!

  70. LE Alba There is nothing incorrect about my statement. No Greek religious figures are mentioned in the Bible. The only Romans mentioned are Pontius Pilate and his soldiers. The Hebrews of the Bible, of Judah and of Israel, were and are black. Jews did not exist at the time that the Bible was written. Jews are white converts to the Hebrew religion out of Eastern Europe who were not converted until well over 1,000's of years after the last entry into the new testament of the Bible. That the Bible was translated into Greek and Latin, and later into English, does not translate the black people who wrote the Bible and about whom the Bible was written into white people. Moreover, Greeks and Romans, were at the time the Bible was written, dark or brown skinned with black hair and not the pale faced blond blue eyed people in Italy and Greece today who are a product of the invasions from the north and particularly the invasion by the Vandals. You and Europeans attempt to paint the ancient black peoples who resided in the area of the middle east out of which the biblical myths unfolded has no basis in fact or truth. The characters of the Bible were and are black whether you white folks like it or not.

  71. Luci Ryan says:

    I agree. This article is misleading and grossly incorrect. I certainly hope that no one uses this as a resource. I have studied Blacks in the Bible and as you have so aptly indicated, they were ALL Black. As for Zipporah, the information is grossly in error. Aaron and Miriam, from my research conflicted with Moses bc of her Ethiopian beliefs and not her color. They were also Black. Abraham emerged from Ur, which was Black. This kind of mis-information reeks havoc when applied to Black history and the author should have given it the respect of due diligence. This really disturbs me.

  72. Simeon Evans Esau(twin brother to jacob)was the first "so-called white".Gen.25:25 Forefather to Edom/Idumea

  73. Simeon Evans says:

    Patrick L Harvey Leviticus Chapter 26, Deuteronomy Chapter 28 (particularly verses 15 -68) and Isaiah Chapter 42 (especially 18-25) will attest to what was then prophesy and now is History the only one group of People on the Face of the Earth have.

    You can read Deuteronomy 28's curses and then watch the first 15 minutes of "The Butler" then person that is honest with themselves will know who the real Israelites are. If we aren't then the Bible would not be True because it says his people were scattered throughout the Earth, by ship, and that they will be the tail of every nation and not the head, in captivity throughout all their generations until Christ returns to gather them from every nation of the Earth.

    No other people are world wide the worst treated, poorest people who are in every land but their own but us. But WE DO fit the Profile. Us of the Atlantic Slave Trade fit it to a TEE. There are to many conditions for this to be coincedence. To deny this once you have fully research Scripture and History is delusional.

  74. Ruth Ware says:

    You people tend to forget about Esau, whom the bible says was red & hairy all over. Esau was the twin brother of Jacob. Jacob was born with a dark complexion and Esau was born with a much lighter complexion. Could it be that "Esau" came out as an Albino? There are many incidents where Black Women have had children born to them with a very light skin. Remember also that Esau intermingled with the Canaanite women. Canaan is one of Ham's son's.

    Here is a question for you: Where Do you think White People Come From? Don't Tell Me The Caucasus Mountains Either…lol That is where they wind up going after God confused their language to prevent them from continuing to build the Towel of Babel.

  75. Paulina Pa says:

    Thank you. Exactly my thoughts while I was reading the article. And that picture of white Jesus..

  76. Florel Saunders, how can you pick out the skin like ivory, and yet miss the other tones and colors? Besides, these are descriptions of how toned his was; not his color.

  77. Florel Saunders It's definitely not white!

  78. Florel Saunders , the simple answer to this question is yes. I know plenty of black people who turned red when crying or blushing.

  79. And also if you burn any color in a furnace it turns black.

  80. Genesis-Malachi is about black people. The Israelites were and for the most part today are still black. Say what you will…it is still true. Shalom

  81. LE Alba To live in places where it is hot.Like the middle east and africa.You had to have a lot of melanin.Darker skin.So even by scientific evidence and common sense Elbert was right.

  82. Florel Saunders Still not white though.Which is a lie europeans try still today.To force down our throats.

  83. Jacob Moore says:

    i thought every charactor in the bible were black…….

  84. ICandii Li says:

    i love this comment!

  85. Lana Kelly says:

    I agree, with Elbert A Walton Jr.

  86. Amanda Uzor says:

    Elbert A Walton Jr, you are very correct. The issue is that many people do not understand that the bible has gone through the Roman filters and others. but we shall know the truth and the truth shall set us free.

  87. Simeon Evans says:

    Dwayne Morton Price I never stated that Esau wasn't White. He certainly is. I said that he nor his descendants were Gentile. Esau is a son of Shem through ancestory while Gentiles are the Sons and daughters of Ja'peth a different son of Noah.

    Therefore they are NOT the same tribe of people. The Gentiles are as Genesis Chapter 10:1-5 describes them and they are the Greeks, Meads and Persians, the second Babylon (The original Babylon was in Nimrod's Era and was a descendant of Ham), and Romans.

  88. Simeon Evans says:

    There is other scripture that you use with this a precept to give you the meaning but it means that by comparison your devotion to others should pale compared with your devotion to Christ. We are supposed to Love others. Romans chapter 13 will give you the description of God's Love and also 1 John 5: 2-3.

  89. Simeon Evans says:

    Steve Adams Totally agree with you bro. the Israelites, Moses etc were Black. I think you misunderstand me, the Egyptians were black too. They were the descendants of Ham which was also Black (also sons of Noah were black at first, white people come from black people. Calcification of the penal gland in the brain stops the production of Melinin which is where leprosy and being white come from).

    If you look at all the ancient carvings and paintings the Egyptians made of themselves you will realize that the Israelites and the Egyptians were the same color that is why a Hebrew could so often be mistaken for an egyptian especially if he/she was dressed like one I.E. Joseph and Moses.

  90. Little do these slaves who have been programmed by the same system that kill Kriste/Christ know that he was an Asiatic black man! He Hebrews, my people are "Black" we never had pale skin. I laugh at the world who thinks those people in that false state of Israel today are the most highs chosen people. Most these pale people hate the people of "God" they call us nigger and have no idea they are talking to the seed of David!

  91. Tony Crosby says:

    Steve Adams agreed! Israel is waking up!

  92. They forgot to mention the one that is falsely called Jesus was also an Asiatic Black man, or more importantly if he was born here in America today he would by called AFRICAN AMERICAN! Get over your false white washed Christianity white people! You religion is nothing more than a false doctrines created off of my ancestors history!

  93. Florel Saunders burning anything makes it black, however when you burn brass it makes the black actually glow.

  94. LE Alba says:

    Joan Brown Ma'am, I read the article thoroughly and of course, the comments section. I'm as far from a troll as you could imagine. My comments are sincere and respectful. Not exactly troll-like.

  95. You forgot the most important one Christ

  96. Black is not our nationality what other race is named after a color

  97. If you take all the races and combine them it'll come out black. 
    Adam ) meaning "to be red", referring to the ruddy colour of human skin, or from Akkadian adamu meaning "to make".

  98. Shem is the Father of the blacks, not Ham

  99. The whole book of Ester is about a Black Ruler (Ahasuerus)ruling 127 jurisdictional districts from india to Ethiopia hidden under the name Xerxes in most school history.A lot of the people in Ethiopia still look like people from india shows how those now seperate goups of people were mixing together at one time.

  100. Shawn Mc says:

    LE Alba your speaking rational in a site where people believe in color as a true definition of a person idenity. the majority of people here have taken their 19 and 20 century sensibilities on race and implemented them in ancient times as if everyone was walking around identifying themselves as black and white

  101. This is a terrible article everybody was black until the European made New Testament pops up

  102. Walter Rowe says:

    We all have a piece of the story but only GOD knows how it went down. The issue of the birthing & legitimacy of Islam is quite simple even from a Biblical perspective. Lets start with marriage, unlike our customs now consumation or "sex" was marriage in those days and in some customs today. Now, to the offspring of Abraham it is very clear even throughout the Bible that the first-born obtains the blessing and is entitled to inheritance. Although, I am a Christian, I do believe that Islam has some type of "Blessing" tie to Abraham. There is nothing that GOD/ALLAH does not know so we cannot dismiss an Obvious seed of Abraham because he messed up, we must include Ishmael in the blessing lineage. GOD still gets the glory whether we mess up or not. YOU cannot negate the fact that the Islamic people from the lineage of Ishmael are totally wrong with in the confines of the Q'uran or the life they live. None of us have it 100%. As the New Testament tells us that we "Prophesy in Part". We just have to submit to one another and learn from one another so that we all can properly be reconciled back to GOD and HIS son who is JESUS the Christ. JESUS completes the Ankh on the cross, in HIS death HE has made us to LIVE. If there were no death, we could not live.

    Amen to Yeshua who is the son of the Living GOD that the Q'uran agrees with in many of the writings, just not in a revelatory manner. O it is in there, look beyond the words.

  103. short reponse – the Israeli/Jewish people were not black, nor were Adam and Eve. Note that they were not caucasian either. I have no idea as to the race or color of Adam and Eve, but from them the remainder of the world came. Israel (Abraham) originated in the middle-east, are not and never were black or white.

  104. Simeon Evans says:

    Orpheus Alexander Now that is a Lie if I ever heard one! The Spartans were certainly NOT Black which is where the Roman's come from and it's common Historical knowledge that Rome was just as white as it is today.

  105. You're correct, all were dark hued people. To claim or show any illustrations that isn't African would be a lie.

  106. Julius Ceasar was also black. Same with Alexander the Great.

  107. Most Romans were black.

  108. Simeon Evans says:

    Orpheus Alexander

  109. @ Simeon Evans Originally the Greeks and Romans were black. It was Hollywood that portrayed them as white.

  110. Joan Brown Even the Chinese and Japanese are black.

  111. Muhamed was also black. All people of Mecca and Medina were black.

  112. All people in the Bible are Black, except for Greeks and Romans. Egyptians are the children of Ham. Africans in Americas are the children of Shem. Egyptian President Anwar Sadat in darker than thousands of African Amerians.

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