Almost everything we know from scripture comes from a European perspective, but it wasn't always like that. There was a time when everyone knew the truth about who the Hebrews were and what they looked like. Before the false images of a European Christ invaded society, the world was much darker... ethnically. I've put together the following excerpts for you, so you can get a good idea of what I mean.
Chapter 1: The Location of Eden
It only makes sense to start at the very beginning. The Cradle of Civilization is believed to be where mankind got its start. All of my life, I’ve heard two different arguments for where this actually occurred:
There’s no way that both arguments could be right… or could they? In Western society, we tend to think
Zephaniah the prophet may have been the son of a Cushite man. We often overlook seemingly boring genealogies in the Bible, but sometimes they can be the most interesting part. One interesting find is located in the first verse of the book of Zephaniah:
"The word of the LORD which came unto Zephaniah the son of Cushi, the son of Gedaliah, the son of Amariah, the son of Hizkiah, in the days of Josiah the son of Amon, king of Judah." - Zephaniah 1:1
At first glance there's nothing "special" about the verse, but when we look at the names, we find something odd. The name "Cushi" is an ETHNONYM:
Ethnonym: An ethnic name ascribed to a people or group; the proper name by which a people or ethnic group is called or known. - Dictionary.com
Ethnonym: An ethnonym (from...
Why are there so many references to the Hebrews having dark skin, and none of them having white skin in scripture? Why were they mistaken for Egyptians from the time of Joseph, up until the Apostle Paul began preaching? The debate as to whether or not the original Hebrews had dark skin, can be settled using scripture and history. There are verses all over the Bible that give us an indication of what the original Hebrews looked like, before they began to mix with the invading European nations.
Disclaimer: Please read the entire chapter for context. There are other sources out there that grasp for straws, in an attempt to explain away any reference to the Hebrews being dark skinned people. However, an honest and thorough reading of the text will prove that the Hebrews did ...
Pre-Slavery ChristianityIt Was Never The White Man's Religion
Did you know that African languages are specifically named as languages spoken on the day of Pentecost? Did you know that Ethiopia declared Christianity the national religion 59 years before Rome? Did you know that the oldest Christian church was founded in Egypt 17 years before Ethiopia declared it the national religion?