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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 of The Middle East as some separate area not associated with Africa, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. The Middle East is physically connected to Africa, and was under African control for thousands of years. Let’s look at a map of Africa, Israel, and the Middle East, before we continue. Pay special attention to where each area is located.
Chapter 2: Noah and His Three Sons
Many people point to Noah being albino because they are looking for a compromise as to whether or not Noah and his predecessors were dark skinned people. The reference to Noah being an albino is found in the Book of Enoch:
“He answered and said, On account of a great event have I come to thee; and on account of a sight difficult to be comprehended have I approached thee. And now, my father, hear me; for to my son Lamech a child has been born, who resembles not him; and whose nature is not like the nature of man. His colour is whiter than snow; he is redder than the rose; the hair of his head is whiter than white wool; his eyes are like the rays of the sun; and when he opened them he illuminated the whole house.“ – Book of Enoch 105:9-10
While some are quick to point out that these verses indicate that Noah was an albino, they are often unaware of the rest of the preceding verses. The people were amazed because they were not white, but Noah was. Noah having white skin was a big deal to them, and if there is any truth to the story, it also points to the line of Shem being a darker skinned people.
- Albinism in America and Europe occurs at the rate of less than 5 in 100,000.
- Albinism in Nigeria occurs at the rate of 20 in 100,000. That’s four times the rate of Europeans and Americans.
As we can see, the statistics point to it being four times more likely that Noah was a black or brown albino vs. a European albino. The facts also show that an albino has a 1 in 4 chance of having an albino child, and a 3 in 4 chance of having a child with normal skin tone. This brings us to Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
Chapter 3: The Lineage of Ishmael
Who was Ishmael married to and where did she come from? What ethnicity was Rebekah? What ethnicity were Rachel and Leah? Why didn’t Isaac approve of Esau’s wife? We have lots of stuff to cover, so let’s get this party started.
After Hagar fled with teenage Ishmael, the Angel of the Lord found them and blessed Ishmael. This blessing is going to become very important down the line. Just as Abraham was given the promise to become a great nation, so was Ishmael. In fact, God promised that Ishmael would have 12 sons, similar to Jacob.
According to scripture, Ishmael was raised in the wilderness of Paran (Genesis 21:20), and became an archer. Depending on the source, the wilderness of Paran was located on the Western most part of the Arabian Peninsula or Eastern Sinai Peninsula. Here is a map for reference:
We know from our last study that Ishmael was half Hebrew and Half Egyptian, and it makes perfect sense that his mother would go back to what she knew when seeking a wife for him. According to scripture, Ishmael’s wife was Egyptian (African).
“And he dwelt in the wilderness of Paran: and his mother took him a wife out of the land of Egypt.” – Genesis 21:21
It is from this union that we see 12 princes (Genesis 25:16) emerge from the line of Ishmael. Let’s take a look at each son with a breakdown of ethnicity based on what we know: Ishmael (Hebrew + Egyptian/African) and his wife (Egyptian/African):
- Nebajoth (Hebrew + Egyptian/African)
- Kedar (Hebrew + Egyptian/African)
- Adbeel (Hebrew + Egyptian/African)
- Mibsam (Hebrew + Egyptian/African)
- Mishma (Hebrew + Egyptian/African)
- Dumah (Hebrew + Egyptian/African)
- Massa (Hebrew + Egyptian/African)
- Hadar (Hebrew + Egyptian/African)
- Tema ((Hebrew + Egyptian/African)
- Jetur (Hebrew + Egyptian/African)
- Naphish (Hebrew + Egyptian/African)
- Kedemah (Hebrew + Egyptian/African)
As we progress through this study, the line of Ishmael is going to become important several more times. For now, let’s move on to Isaac.
What’s Inside The Book?
What I believe you’ll find inside are truth, hope, and revelation. There is no doubt that this book will make you severely uncomfortable. I was uncomfortable writing it, and debated even releasing it. However, if you can endure your discomfort while reading with an open heart and mind, you’ll find that the reward is well worth the journey.
- Who were the Cushites and why do they seem to show up all throughout scripture?
- Why was Eden located in a Cushite controlled territory?
- Why aren’t we taught that Babel and Babylon were Cushite nations?
- Only 70 Hebrews entered Africa, but over 1,000,000 came out 400 years later. Who did they marry?
- Why were there Africans that lived among and married the Hebrews after the Exodus?
- Why aren’t we told that Zephaniah, the prophet, was the son of a Cushite?
- Why did God hide Christ in an African nation to escape Herod?
- Why aren’t we taught that an African man carried the cross of Christ?
- Why was one of the first apostles referred to as Niger (NEE – GER). I checked several sources for the correct pronunciation on that, and yes it sounds exactly like what you’re thinking.
This is not gonna be the light hearted joyride that Days of Noah was. This book is going to challenge everything you thought you knew about pretty much everything in the Bible. If you’ve read Days of Noah, then you know I’m not going to dance around the truth or try to push my opinion on you. I’m just going to drop the facts and let the truth fall wherever it so chooses.
So if you’re ready to take this incredible journey with me, pre-order the book on Kindle today. Coming January 30, 2017.