Wednesday, June 26"And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not."

Author: Black History In The Bible

"And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not. Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me? He that is of God heareth God's words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God." - John 8:45-47

Bathsheba: King Solomon’s Canaanite Mother

Bathsheba: King Solomon’s Canaanite Mother

The Hamites, Women In Scripture
Was Solomon's mother a descendant of Ham? This might be hard for many to accept, but the evidence points to the very fact that Bathsheba was not a Hebrew. If you've already read my previous article, Uriah: Bathsheba's African Husband and David's Mighty Man, then you know that Bathsheba was originally married to a black man from the line of Ham. Tracing Bathsheba's Lineage Although we are not told directly that Bathsheba is a Hamite, we can actually trace her heritage through her grandfather Ahithophel (David's African counselor). In 2 Samuel 11:3 we are told that Bathsheba's father is Eliam, but it isn't until 2 Samuel 23 that we find out that Bathsheba's grandfather is a Gilonite. "Eliphelet the son of Ahasbai, the son of the Maachathite, Eliam the son of Ahithophel t...
Enter The Rabbit Hole – Week 1

Enter The Rabbit Hole – Week 1

The Rabbit Hole
Are you ready to enter the rabbit hole? Every week I'll send out a new "rabbit hole" for you to explore. You never know where you'll end up until you click the link and see for yourself. Down the rabbit hole you may find a subject that you're completely familiar with... or it may be a subject you have no clue even existed. Whatever it is, once you click it, you commit to the rules of the rabbit hole. Rabbit Hole used to refer to a bizarre, confusing, or nonsensical situation or environment, typically one from which it is difficult to extricate oneself. The Rules FOLLOW the white rabbit. READ everything on the page. LEAVE A COMMENT and SHARE on Facebook, Twitter, etc. FIND and FOLLOW the white rabbit again (bottom of each page). REPEAT steps 1 - 5. ...
The Queen of Sheba: King Solomon’s Ethiopian Mistress

The Queen of Sheba: King Solomon’s Ethiopian Mistress

The Hamites, Women In Scripture
The Queen of Sheba is one of the people that stands out in scripture, even though there isn't a lot that is said about her. According to the Bible, she made a special trip from Ethiopia to Israel just to meet Solomon, based only on hearing rumors of his wisdom. To understand the significance of this meeting, we must understand how political ties were made in the ancient world. In order to form alliances, royalty would often marry each other or have their children marry each other. We'll come back to this meeting further down, but first, let's look at the Queen's Hamite connection: "And the sons of Cush; Seba, and Havilah, and Sabtah, and Raamah, and Sabtecha: and the sons of Raamah; Sheba, and Dedan." - Genesis 10:7 To break it down, Sheba was the grandson of Cush and t...
In Case You Missed It – February 2018 Recap

In Case You Missed It – February 2018 Recap

Monthly Updates
February was a RECORD SETTING month on The Awakening Network, so here's a quick summary of everything that went on, just in case you missed anything. Don't forget to share any studies you like. January 2018 vs February 2018 - Visitor Stats February 2017 vs February 2018 - Visitor Stats New Stuff On The Network Miriam: Older Sister of Moses and Israel's First Prophetess Images of Deception: Nimrod - Part 7 Amram and Jochebed: The Father and Mother of Moses, Aaron, and Miriam Behold A New Name: No Longer A Byword Images of Deception: Elam - Part 8 The Five Cities of The Plain - Sodom, Gomorrah, Zoar, Admah, and Zeboiim The 16 Most Ridiculous Things People Say After They Find Out Jesus Was Black and 48 Ways To Respond The Anakim: Arba, Anak, Ah...
Elam and The Elamites: The Evidence No Believer Can Afford To Ignore

Elam and The Elamites: The Evidence No Believer Can Afford To Ignore

The Shemites
Elam: Son of Shem One of the most interesting mysteries in the Bible surrounds the sons of Noah and the origin of each nation on the planet. According to most mainstream Christian researchers the sons of Noah divided into the nations as follows: Ham: Black Africans + Black Arabs Shem: "Olive" Hebrews + "Olive" Arabs Japheth: Europeans + Asians However, discoveries of Biblical sites are starting to paint an entirely different picture than the one presented to the general public by the church and media. According to the Bible, Elam was one of the sons of Shem: "The children of Shem; Elam, and Asshur, and Arphaxad, and Lud, and Aram." - Genesis 10:22 It is in this verse we are first introduced to Elam, the father of the Elamites. When we start digging into t...
The Awakening Network Forums – Bible Based Community

The Awakening Network Forums – Bible Based Community

Announcements
Let's see if the third time really is the charm. The first time I attempted this Minister Fortson.com was too new and had too few visitors. The second time I didn't have time to build it like I wanted to. This time around I have the time and with traffic near 100k network wide this month, it feels like time to try it again. [otw_shortcode_button href="http://awakeningbible.com/forums" size="large" icon_position="left" shape="radius" color_class="otw-red" target="_blank"]Enter The Forums[/otw_shortcode_button] There are a bunch of surprises in store over the next coming weeks and the forums will become an integral part of the network. Stay tuned for details. Now lets talk about what's different. No Off Limits Topics Some Christian forums go as far as to ban even asking q...
Ruddy Skin Color In Scripture: It Doesn’t Mean What You Think It Means

Ruddy Skin Color In Scripture: It Doesn’t Mean What You Think It Means

Hidden History
Ruddy Complexion In The Bible If you've ever wondered what the Bible means when it referred to Esau, David, and other Hebrews as ruddy, then you've come to the right place. This is a very in depth study on the word, because this page will be used as a resource page for other studies. For that reason, it is very important to have a full understanding of the word, and the context in which it is used in scripture. All I ask is that you look at the evidence presented and based solely on that, make up your mind as to what color ruddy is referring to in scripture. British-Israelism and Ruddy Complexion The current teaching in mainstream Christianity is that ruddy complexion can only refer to white people with the ability to blush, but that is inconsistent with it's scientific ...
Ham: The Origin of Black Africans and Black Arabs In The Bible

Ham: The Origin of Black Africans and Black Arabs In The Bible

The Hamites
Ham: Son of Noah Noah had three sons: Shem, Ham (Cham), and Japheth, but it is Ham and his lineage that settled Africa and various parts of Arabia. Although that is the case, there is lots of evidence that Ham was not the only black son, but may have had black skin in common with Shem. According to scripture, the brothers were born when Noah was 500 years old. "And Noah was five hundred years old: and Noah begat Shem, Ham, and Japheth." - Genesis 5:32 According to the Strong's Concordance #2526 (Cham) is defined as: a son of Noah, also his descendants, also a name for Egyptians. This definition plays a role in the very way we look at scripture because: Mainstream Christianity teaches that Ham's children were black. The Bible teaches that Hebrews were mistak...
Interracial Marriage In The Bible: Everything You Ever Wanted To Know… and Then Some

Interracial Marriage In The Bible: Everything You Ever Wanted To Know… and Then Some

The Awakening
Interracial Marriage In The Old Testament The topic of interracial marriage in relation to the Bible often makes many people uncomfortable. The reason for this is that most of the teaching on it comes from cherry picking specific situations and attempting to apply them across the board. This study is an in depth look at what was allowed and what wasn't allowed when it came to interracial marriage in the Bible. Click here for the complete list of interracial marriages in the Bible. Before we start, we need to understand that mainstream Christianity teaches and accepts the following view on the origins of the races: Shem: Hebrews and Arabs Ham: Africans Japheth: Europeans and Asians If we stay true to the above viewpoints and honestly examine the text...
The 20 Most Ridiculous Things People Say After You Say Jesus Was Black and 60 Ways To Respond

The 20 Most Ridiculous Things People Say After You Say Jesus Was Black and 60 Ways To Respond

The Hit List
If there was ever a topic that breeds hilarious, ridiculous, annoying, and outright unbiblical responses based on nothing more than hate for black people... its the subject of Christ being black. Put the words "black" and "Jesus" in the same sentence and people will lose all common sense. Some people just can't fathom the idea that a man that lived in Africa to hide, came from a lineage that started by mixing with African descendants of Ham, and were often mistaken for Africans... could possibly be black (cognitive dissonance). What it boils down to is that they just flat out hate the idea of a black Messiah... and those that would reject Christ based on race will not see the kingdom of heaven. Feel free to drop a link to this page any time you encounter any of these type of...