The traditional Christian crowd sometimes make reference to "the Jezebel spirit", but what is it and why? The name Jezebel is mentioned 22 times in scripture (21 in the OT and 1 in the NT), but the teaching of "the Jezebel spirit" is based on the 1 mention in the New Testament. If you believe in the Jezebel spirit or know someone that does, you're going to want to read this entire study. If you find something worth sharing, please do so.
Jezebel In The Old Testament
The story of old Testament Jezebel can be found across 1 Kings and 2 Kings. When Ahab began to reign, he took a wife named Jezebel (1 Kings 16:31), the daughter of Ethbaal king of the Zidonians. A quick summary of Jezebel's lineage breaks down as follows:
Zidon and Sidon are interchangeable.
Sidon / ...
Hagar was Abraham's black Egyptian concubine that overcame her status as a servant to become the mother to of the largest nations to ever exist. When Sarah failed to get pregnant, as God promised her she would, she decided to take things into her own hands, and give her Egyptian handmaid Hagar to Abraham, so that he could get her pregnant.
"And Sarai Abram's wife took Hagar her maid the Egyptian, after Abram had dwelt ten years in the land of Canaan, and gave her to her husband Abram to be his wife. And he went in unto Hagar, and she conceived: and when she saw that she had conceived, her mistress was despised in her eyes." - Genesis 16:3-4
The Birth of Ishmael
It was this union that led to the birth of their half Egyptian son Ishmael, the father of the Ishmaelites. A
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...
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...
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...
Who Was King Nimrod In The Bible?
Nimrod is arguably one of the most important people in the early parts of the Old Testament, but there is very little said about him in scripture overall. However, what is said changes the entire course of human history, mostly because of where he was from. Nimrod was the son of Cush, the grandson of Ham, and the great grandson of Noah.
Nimrod: The Son of Cush
Being a son of Cush, Nimrod himself would be classified as a Cushite. According to both scripture and history, Cushites were known for their black skin.
Kuwsh (Strong’s #3568): Probably of foreign origin; Cush (or Ethiopia), the name of a son of Ham, and of his territory; also of an Israelite — Chush, Cush, Ethiopia.
Cushites According To Josephus
“For of the four sons
David suffered a shattered kingdom, two dead sons, and his wives were raped in front of everyone... all because of the death of one Canaanite man... Uriah The Hittite. We've all heard the story of David stealing Bathsheba from Uriah, but how big of a role did Uriah's betrayal and death play in the life of David? In most Bible studies, Uriah is sort of a side note, and that's only because of what David did to him:
David got Bathsheba (Uriah's wife) pregnant.
David then set up Uriah to be killed in battle.
If that was the extent of the story, there wouldn't be much to tell, but Uriah's death is only the beginning of David's problems with God, Israel, and his son Absalom.
The Genealogy of Uriah The Hittite
To understand the genealogy of Uriah, we must start at the...
While we don't know how long after the flood that the grandchildren were born, but we know who they were. Cush is the son of Ham, and grandson of Noah.
"And the sons of Ham; Cush, and Mizraim, and Phut, and Canaan." - Genesis 10:6
As the sons of Ham began to spread out from "the land of Ham", it is Cush that settles the area currently known as Sudan. It is here that Cush begins to have sons that will also eventually spread out to other areas.
The Sons of Cush (Genesis 10:7-8)
The story of Tamar the Canaanite is brief, but important in the grand scheme of scripture. She first appears in the Bible after Judah moves to Canaan and takes the Canaanite Shuah's daughter as a wife for himself (Genesis 38:2). Shuah's daughter bears Judah three half Canaanite sons:
After the birth of his third son Shelah, Judah chooses Tamar, a Canaanite woman, as the wife for his oldest son Er.
"And Judah took a wife for Er his firstborn, whose name was Tamar." - Genesis 38:6
The Canaanites were descendants of Ham's son Canaan. In Genesis 9 there are a series of events that lead to Noah placing a curse on Canaan. Because of the curse, Canaan heads East out of Africa, and settles in modern day Israel.
Because there were not yet any Is...
The Bible doesn't have much to say about Asenath, but in the three verses in which she is mentioned by name, we learn a few things.
She was married to Joseph (Genesis 41:45)
Her father was Potipherah, Priest of On (Genesis 41:50)
Her sons were Ephraim and Manasseh (Genesis 46:20)
Her sons Ephraim and Manasseh would eventually be adopted by Jacob and receive the birthright.
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?