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 ...
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:
From Niger To Nigger: Simeon and The Other Black Apostles
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 ho...
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 abov...
Why are there so many references to the Hebrews having dark skin, and none of them having white skin in scripture? Why were they mistaken for Egyptians from the time of Joseph, up until the Apostle Paul began preaching? The debate as to whether or not the original Hebrews had dark skin, can be settled using scripture and history. There are verses all over the Bible that give us an indication of what the original Hebrews looked like, before they began to mix with the invading European nations.
Disclaimer: Please read the entire chapter for context. There are other sources out there that grasp for straws, in an attempt to explain away any reference to the Hebrews being dark skinned people. However, an honest and thorough reading of the text will prove that the Hebrews did ...
Pre-Slavery ChristianityIt Was Never The White Man's Religion
Did you know that African languages are specifically named as languages spoken on the day of Pentecost? Did you know that Ethiopia declared Christianity the national religion 59 years before Rome? Did you know that the oldest Christian church was founded in Egypt 17 years before Ethiopia declared it the national religion?