Monday, May 29Exploring The Black Presence In The Bible

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Kum-Ba-Yah: Did Black Slaves Sing Songs In Hebrew?

Kum-Ba-Yah: Did Black Slaves Sing Songs In Hebrew?

The Awakening
Many of us have heard and even sang Kumbaya at some point in our lives, but most people aren't aware of the origin of the song or the meaning of the words. When I was in elementary school, we were told that it meant "come by here", and that's what myself and many others have believed for a long time. Here is a break down of the words in Hebrew. Kum (Qum): Strong's #6965 - Stand up, arise Ba: Doesn't have any meaning alone in Hebrew, but may be an abbreviation for Abba, which means "father" (unconfirmed). Yah: Strong's #3050 - This word is translated as LORD in scripture when referring to the God of Israel. Loosely translated, the lyrics seems to mean "arise father God" and NOT "come by here" as we've been told. This song seems to be a remnant of the Hebrew langu...
Apollos: African Born Jew and Apostle

Apollos: African Born Jew and Apostle

Hidden History
Apollos is only mentioned ten times in the New Testament, and it is from one of those mentions that we learn that he was born in Africa. This doesn't mean that his lineage was African, because scripture also says that he was definitely a Jew. "And a certain Jew named Apollos, born at Alexandria, an eloquent man, and mighty in the scriptures, came to Ephesus." - Acts 18:24 Although mainstream Christianity loves to present a Eurocentric view of the Bible, Apollos was just one of many apostles that was either described as having black skin or originated from some part of Africa. If you're interested in learning more about the other black apostles, check out the following link: Suggested Reading From Niger To Nigger: Simeon and The Other Black Apostles The Ca...
Back In Business and New Stuff You Might Have Missed

Back In Business and New Stuff You Might Have Missed

Announcements
The site was suspended for a couple of weeks, but that's all worked out and should be smooth sailing from here on out. More importantly, I posted a couple of articles directly related to black people in the Bible, over on Minister Fortson.com. Make sure you head over and check those out. The True Identity of Israel: An Eye Opening Journey Dying To Be Israel: The High Cost of Living In The Holy Land Without Melanin If You Haven't Read The Book... Make sure you grab a copy. The new price is $2.99 and it's getting good reviews. Eyes are being opened daily, so make sure you don't miss out.
Hiding Israel: How The Hebrews Disappeared From History – Part 1

Hiding Israel: How The Hebrews Disappeared From History – Part 1

The Awakening
Does the Bible tell us what happened to the "the lost tribes of Israel" or have they been lost to the pages of history forever? One of the biggest debates in Christianity is whether the tribes were destroyed or if they migrated and mixed into other nations. A second big debate is whether or not the church replaced Israel, thus making Israel irrelevant to all future prophesies. Thankfully, the Bible has eight verses that seem to shed some light on what may have happened to the "lost" tribes of Israel. It also has a lot to say about those that have taken it upon themselves to take Israel's place. In order to make this easier to follow, I'm going to address this in two parts. Part 1: The plot to replace Israel (Conspiracy and Replacement Theology) Part 2: Israel in end ...
Ishmael: Abraham’s Half Egyptian Son With Hagar

Ishmael: Abraham’s Half Egyptian Son With Hagar

Blurred Lines
We are use to hearing the story of Abraham and Isaac, but we often forget about Abraham's oldest son Ishmael. Throughout the Bible, the Ishmaelites (Ishmeelites) play an important role in many of the events that take place. Let's start by taking  a look at the circumstances surrounding the birth of Ishmael. Different People Named Ishmael In Scripture In order to keep everything in context, we must first acknowledge that there are several different people named Ishmael in scripture, but two stand out over the others: Ishmael: son of Abraham (Genesis 28:9) Ishmael: son of Nethaniah (2 Kings 25:23) For the sake of this study, we'll only be looking into the son of Abraham. Abraham, Sarah, and Hagar Abraham spent the majority of his time traveling to and from Hami
The Awakening Study Bible – Special Invitation

The Awakening Study Bible – Special Invitation

Announcements
I'm working on something big... and by big I mean potentially paradigm shifting when it comes to the way we study the Bible. For years I've tossed the around the idea of putting together the best study Bible ever. The main problems are the limitations of paper and the time cost of software that only works on PC, but not smartphones, tablets, or Macs. Now that I've solved that problem, here's some info about the project The Awakening Study Bible Introduction The Awakening Study Bible (TASB) is the world’s first community created study Bible. Built using the WordPress platform, The Awakening Study Bible (TASB) is a free online study Bible that incorporates social media, audio, video, articles, real time conversations, and the latest research, into the King James Bible. Our go
Finding Edom: Who Are The Edomites Today? – Part 1

Finding Edom: Who Are The Edomites Today? – Part 1

Blurred Lines
Esau was the father of the Edomites, his sons and grandsons were the Dukes of Edom, but where did they go and are they really today's white people as some groups believe? Ever since I heard the belief that the Edomites are today's white people, I've had plenty of questions for many reasons. In an effort to find answers to those questions, I've decided to share that journey each step of the way. Important: I use the word "black" as an all inclusive description of people with dark skin. Those skin tones range from brown to black skin, and also includes albinos of Hamite and Shemite descent. It is not used to refer to people with literal black skin. Tough Questions That Require Answers There seems to be a lot of pressure for people to just accept that the Edomites are white w...
Unmasking The Gentiles: The Inheritors of Lies – Part 3

Unmasking The Gentiles: The Inheritors of Lies – Part 3

The Gentiles
The Bible tells us that the Gentiles will inherit lies, but what could those lies possibly be? In this part, we're going to take a look at several prophecies concerning the Gentiles and end time prophecy. If you haven't already read the first two installments in this series, please take a moment to do so before you begin. Without reading those, it'll be hard to put this study into the proper context. Unmasking The Gentiles: The Greatest Deception on Earth - Part 1 Unmasking The Gentiles: Israel Scattered and Oppressed - Part 2 The Lord Shall Enlarge Japheth One of my readers originally brought something interesting to my attention after he read Part 2. I was already working on this addition to the series, but what he pointed out seems to tie in perfectly to what I...
Re: Are There Any Black People Mentioned In The Bible?

Re: Are There Any Black People Mentioned In The Bible?

The Awakening
Are there any black people mentioned in the Bible? The answer is yes. However, the Christian site "Got Questions?" got this answer completely wrong (click here to read their original response to this question). Their entire response is uninformed and continues the cycle of denying what scripture actually says. I'm going to quote and highlight everything they got wrong, and then I'll explain why it's wrong. It is both intellectually dishonest and scripturally inaccurate to claim that Ham is the father of the black nations, and then attempt to explain away every descendant of Ham as anything other than black. It doesn't work both ways. With that said, this rebuttal isn't about bashing or condemnation, but about correction and education. Suggested Reading Ham: The Origin...
King David: The Black Hebrew With Ruddy Skin and Red Hair

King David: The Black Hebrew With Ruddy Skin and Red Hair

The Shemites
Was King David the most famous ginger to ever live? Many people believe that he was, and they also use this reasoning to conclude that there is no way that King David could've been a black man born with red hair. However, there is concrete evidence that points to the contrary. The Earliest Roots of Judah Before Israel became a nation, Abraham was called out of Babylon, which was a Cushite Empire. The Cushites were black descendants of Ham. When we are introduced to Abraham, we is already married to Sarah, his half sister. After leaving Ur, Abraham travels into Canaan, which was founded by descendants of Ham. From Canaan, Abraham travels to Egypt, descendants of Ham's son Mizraim. He then leaves Egypt with vasts amounts of wealth and cattle, and heads back toward Canaan. T...

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