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Month: December 2016

The Book of Enoch: Black Adam, Albino Noah, and The Image of God

The Book of Enoch: Black Adam, Albino Noah, and The Image of God

Hidden History
Was everyone on the planet black before Noah's flood? The book of Enoch seems to indicate that the world before Noah's flood was a much darker place, as far as melanin is concerned. While The Book of Enoch is not considered canon (official scripture), it was very important to the ancient Hebrews. In fact, it was so important, that they hid it among the Dead Sea scrolls at Qumran. Let's start by looking at the story concerning Noah's birth: "After a time, my son Mathusala took a wife for his son Lamech. She became pregnant by him, and brought forth a child, the flesh of which was as white as snow, and red as a rose; the hair of whose head was white like wool, and long; and whose eyes were beautiful. When he opened them, he illuminated all the house, like the sun; the whole ...
From Niger to Nigger: Simeon and The Other Black Apostles

From Niger to Nigger: Simeon and The Other Black Apostles

Hidden History
Did you know that the apostle Simeon was nicknamed Niger... pronounced NEE-GER in Latin? Growing up, I was taught that it was pronounced ny-jer, so I never gave it any additional thought. A couple of years ago, Xavier Jackson brought up the reference in Acts, which motivated me to give it a second look. Let's start by looking at the verse: "Now there were in the church that was at Antioch certain prophets and teachers; as Barnabas, and Simeon that was called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and Manaen, which had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul." - Acts 13:1 We're going to dig into every aspect of this verse, starting with the word "Niger" and then we're going to investigate what seems to be a list of black apostles. From Niger To Nigger What we have ab...

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