Welcome to Black History In The Bible.com. I hope that you find everything you are looking for, but in the event that you can’t, send me an email (click here) and I’ll look into it for you, or you can post your question at the bottom of any page and I’ll get to it as soon as possible. Here is a little bit more information about this site.
Who Created This Site?
My name is Dante Fortson, but known to many as Minister Fortson. I am a writer, researcher, web designer, and pod caster. In 2009, I published what is considered by many to be one of the best books ever written about Noah’s flood (that’s debatable). You can buy that book and a few more by clicking the following book covers.
Why Was This Site Created?
This site was inspired by conversations with TEOTW and Xavier Jackson, and was created with the purpose of compiling information and evidence about the role of Africans in the Bible. There is a plethora of information floating on the web, but it is mostly scattered among small sites, random articles, and books. This site serves as a hub to make it easier to research the subject, share what you find, and keep coming back for more.
How Are Updates Handled?
Each page is a project all on it’s own, and new information is added as it becomes available. If something turns out to be true, the new information will be added to the page, and if information proving something to be wrong is discovered, parts of the page will be deleted.
It is my goal to keep everything on this site as accurate as possible, so if you find something on the site that you want to contest, please feel free to leave a comment.
Why Aren’t Certain Topics Covered?
If you are interested in a broader range of Bible topics, please visit my other site, Minister Fortson.com. This site was created for the sole purpose of researching the contributions of Africa and Africans in the Bible.
On a side note, I would love for someone to put up a Biblically accurate site tracing Asian, Native American, European, etc. contributions to Biblical history. If you know of any sites that do this accurately, please send me links and I’ll add them as resources for people to check out. All sites must be free of racism and must be Biblically accurate.
Does This Site Teach Prejudice or Hatred?
No. This site was created for the sole purpose of gathering and sharing information pertaining to people of African and Hebrew descent, and their role in the Bible. I do not teach racial superiority or inferiority of any kind.
“There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.” – Galatians 3:28
Many times, the role of Africa and those of African descent is downplayed or even ignored when it comes to the Bible. Even the depictions of people in the Bible are often shown as European and it is simply not true. My goal is to address many of the misconceptions that have been pushed by the church, and to the public at large.
What Do You Mean By African Descent?
Many people are unaware that the current “Middle East” is a renaming of the area, and it occurred in the 1800s. The original area was referred to as Arabia, but was populated with both African and Semitic tribes. Based on history and geography, Arabia was considered to be part of Africa, and was largely under African control until the rise of the Greek and Roman empires.
Because research shows that Africa and Arabia were very closely connected, both Africa and Arabia are included in the studies you will find on this site.
Is This Site Only For Black People?
No, not at all. This site is for anyone that is interested in studying black history, and the role of Africa in scripture. Nobody owns the rights to history. The Bible represents the history of many cultures, not just African, but the goal of this site is to focus on African history and contributions in relation to the Bible. You are more than welcome to contribute information, jump in the discussions, and voice your opinions, no matter what race you are. Everyone is welcome here.
Is The Bible “The White Man’s Religion”?
This is a common misconception that is repeated most often by uninformed black people. The theory is that Christianity is the religion of “the oppressors” that was taught to slaves, in order to strip them of their religious and cultural identity. This couldn’t be further from the truth, and this site will hopefully help in putting a nail in the coffin of this lie.
According to the Bible, the Europeans that took slaves were descendants of Japheth (Gentiles). Slaves were taken from parts of Africa that were significant to Biblical history. There was a very specific reason for that. The vast majority of the Bible consists of settling Africa, people of African descent, and interactions between Hebrews and Africans. An honest and thorough reading of the Bible supports this fact.
It is my belief that the Bible was not “the white man’s religion”, but was stolen from Hebrews, and retaught by replacing images of a Hebrew Christ, with the current European depictions we have grown accustomed to. However, I encourage you to explore this site, compare it with scripture, and draw your own conclusions.
In order to address this misconception thoroughly, I put up the following page.