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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 use and it’s use in the Bible. The reason for this teaching is due to the false notion of white supremacy. They use this definition to argue that the following people in the Bible were white, and therefore could only have come from a nation of white Hebrews:

All of the above people were described as ruddy in scripture. This false white supremacist teaching has leaked it’s way into BHI camp doctrine as well.

BHI Camps and Ruddy Complexion

The camps push the doctrine that Esau, David, and Solomon were white people, while still teaching a black Israel. By embracing the false teachings of British-Israelism, the camps have backed themselves into a corner of confusion. By them teaching that ruddy refers to white skin, the camps need to clear up the confusion… because God is not the author of confusion (1 Corinthians 14:33):

  1. How did black Isaac and black Rebekah give birth to black Jacob and white Esau even though they were twins?
  2. How did white Esau marry the black daughter of black Ishmael and still produce a Caucasian nation of people?
  3. How did the Caucasian Edomites live near Israel, continue to mix with Africans for hundreds of years, and still produce a Caucasian nation?
  4. Why are there no records of a Caucasian nation prospering in the Middle East for centuries?
  5. Why are there no records of a Caucasian nation descending from Abraham?
  6. Why did Caucasian Edomites flee into Africa to hide among black people instead of fleeing to Europe?
  7. How did Caucasian Edomites hide and live among Hebrews in times of peril?
  8. Why don’t the camps teach that Caucasians are BROTHERS to the Israelites, since the Bible teaches that Edomites are considered brothers to Israel?

Until the camps can provide clear Biblical, scientific, and geographic answers to these questions, their interpretation of scripture on this issue cannot be trusted at all.

Jeremiah – From Ruddy To Blacker Than Coal

Jeremiah the prophet is known as “the weeping prophet” because he saw the horrors of slavery and the future evil that Hebrews would endure. During one of his visions he points out that the Hebrews skin color changed from ruddy to “blacker than coal”.

“Her Nazarites were purer than snow, they were whiter than milk, they were more ruddy in body than rubies, their polishing was of sapphire: Their visage is blacker than a coal; they are not known in the streets: their skin cleaveth to their bones; it is withered, it is become like a stick.” – Lamentations 4:7-8

In order to understand the context of the Nazarites being “whiter than milk”, we have to understand that it is a reference to the Nazarite Vow to remain spiritually pure. That’s why the next portion of the text specifies their physical description as “more ruddy in BODY than rubies.” It also refers to their ruddy appearance in the past tense.

The above picture shows natural uncut and unpolished rubies. As we can see, these are not white with “blushing” tones of red. They’re brown, black, and dark red. Jeremiah then goes on to point out that they changed from the color above to being “blacker than coal” and unrecognizable in the streets. He uses this reference in present tense, but remember he was having a prophetic future vision, which indicates a transition of skin color.

It is not a stretch to believe that someone could turn from the color of an unpolished ruby to a very dark skinned color due to being in the sun for extended periods of time because of slavery. However, it is inconsistent, unbelievable, geographically incorrect, and genetically IMPOSSIBLE for someone to turn from a white skin color to blacker than coal. The following is what happens when Caucasians stay in the sun too long.

As we can see, one teaching makes logical sense, while the other teaching makes no logical sense no matter how anyone tries to explain it. Jeremiah is key in putting this false doctrine to bed, but it doesn’t end with him. The more we dig into scripture, the more evidence we find that ruddy DOES NOT refer to white blushing skin. Teaching that ruddy skin was white and blushing leads to the following doctrinal issues:

  • Were Hebrew Nazarites white people that turned into black people?
  • Why didn’t any cultures record the miracle occurrence of white Hebrews turning black?

Before we continue looking at the doctrinal errors of this teaching, let’s look at the meaning of the word in both Hebrew and English, and the context of how it’s used.

The Definition of Ruddy In Hebrew
  • Admoni (Strong’s #132)
  • Short Definition: Ruddy
  • Exhaustive Definition: Or (fully) admowniy {ad-mo-nee’}; from ‘adam; reddish (of the hair or the complexion) — red, ruddy.
The Definition of Ruddy In English
  • Ruddy: (of a person’s face) having a healthy red color. – Google.com
  • Ruddy: of or having a fresh, healthy red color.  – Dictionary.com
  • Ruddy: having a healthy reddish color. – Merriam-Webster
The Origin of Ruddy
  • Late Old English rudig, from the base of archaic rud ‘red color’; related to red.
Ruddy In The Bible (People)
  • 1 Samuel 16:12 – Description of King David
  • 1 Samuel 17:42 – Description of King David
  • Song of Solomon 5:10 – Description of Solomon
  • Lamentations 4:7 – Description of Nazarites
Red In The Bible (People and Animals)
  • Genesis 25:25 – Description of Esau
  • Numbers 19:2 – Description of A Cow
  • Zechariah 1:8 – Description of A Horse
  • Revelation 6:4 – Description of A Horse
  • Revelation 12:3  – Description of A Dragon

Pictures of Ruddy People and Animals

The following experiment will only come out one of two ways. If ruddy refers to white and blushing skin, we will NOT find anything other than white blushing animals and people. If it is a false teaching, then we will find something else. Here are the results for the google search of “ruddy animals”.

Ruddy Tree Frog
Ruddy Tree Frog
Ruddy Shelduck
Ruddy Shelduck
Ruddy Cow (Red Heifer)
Ruddy Cow (Red Heifer)

None of the above animals are white or blushing. We see that science classifies ruddy animals as brown animals. This is consistent across all animals referred to as ruddy. If you click the link above or search Google on your own, you’ll see that these results were not fabricated to prove this teaching. Next we’ll do the same with ruddy people.

Disclaimer: The following pictures began ranking higher in the results after this study was originally published in 2016, but originally appeared in the top results independent of this site.

Google Result For Ruddy People
Google Result For Ruddy People
Google Result For Ruddy People
Google Result For Ruddy People
Google Result For Ruddy People
Google Result For Ruddy People
Search Results Disclosure
  • The Google Image results also display a few pictures of white and light people, but most of those pictures appeared because they had the last name Ruddy, and so those pictures were not used. Visit their sites and you can verify their last name is Ruddy.
  • Some of the people appearing in the search results were college professors that used the word “ruddy” in a paper or an article online. Visit their sites and verify their work uses ruddy.
  • The vast majority of relevant results were people and animals of brown or very dark skin tone.

So far, the search results are absolutely consistent with the teaching of a dark Israel and not a white blushing Israel living in and around Africa.



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More Evidence That Ruddy Means Brown

In the early chapters of Genesis, Jacob cooks for Esau in order to take advantage of Esau’s situation. During this scenario, the same Hebrew word for ruddy is used to describe the food Jacob gave him.

“And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, I pray thee, with that same red pottage; for I am faint: therefore was his name called Edom.” – Genesis 25:30

After a bit of research into “red pottage”, we find that many people agree that “red pottage” most likely referred to red lentils. Here is one Google image for “red pottage”.

Red Pottage In The Bible - Jacob and Esau

There are some results that come up showing chili and other meals with pottage mixed in, but the above picture is what actual red pottage looks like on it’s own. It is not white and blushing, but brown and dark like uncut rubies and ruddy animals.

Ruddy Covers A Range of Reddish Colors

Based on the evidence above, we can safely concluded that the word “ruddy” was used in context to cover colors that ranged from brown to dark red. On the color spectrum, brown can only be made by mixing red or a shade of red like orange with another color.

  • Red (listed as a primary color)
  • Brown (orange + blue)(red + green)
Search Results Disclosure

The word “brown” is used four times in the Bible, but upon further digging into the matter, I found that the Hebrew word translated as brown in scripture, was:

  • Shachar (Strong’s #7835)
  • Short Definition: Black
  • Exhaustive Definition: A primitive root (identical with shachar through the idea of the duskiness of early dawn); to be dim or dark (in color) — be black.

Based on the above information, and the fact that brown is created by using red or a red based color, is why brown is included in the definition of ruddy.

The Breakdown

Based on all of the evidence presented, the term “ruddy” was used to describe the following range of colors and has nothing to do with white blushing skin tones:

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If you know someone that has been deceived by the false teaching that ruddy refers to white blushing skin, please feel free to share this study with them. It is only through spreading the truth that we can hope to fight false doctrine based on the false teachings of British-Israelism.

A Challenge To All Teachers

I challenge anyone teaching that ruddy means white and blushing, to put up a study showing the word ruddy to have that definition anywhere outside of their own interpretation of scripture.

  • Show PROOF that white blushing cows exist, because the sacrifice of the red (ruddy) heifer was required.
  • Show PROOF that Rebekah gave birth to a white blushing baby (Esau) and a black baby at the same time (Jacob), even though both her and Isaac were black.
  • Show PROOF that everything described as ruddy in the Bible refers to white and blushing, including Adam and the food that Esau ate.

If they can’t show proof of ALL THE ABOVE, then their teaching is false. In order to rightly divide the word of truth, they must apply the same interpretation to the word across all of scripture. If they can’t, then their teaching is false. Its time we stop allowing false teachers to manipulate scripture to justify their false teachings. Deception is deception regardless of the color of the person teaching it.


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23 Comments

  • Joey

    Cherry picking at it’s finest, the images you put up, I’ve Googled myself, and 90% of the pictures show a Caucasian person! The Real Hebrews, who are in Israel today are of Caucasian decent. There are three main races, PROVEN BY SCIENCE, they are WHITE, BLACK, YELLOW. Each are sons of Noah, ruddy is typical of white skin, can be black, can be yellow, but typically white, and your just clutching at straws here.

    • Black History In The Bible

      Actually if you bothered to actually dig further than a pic, you’d see that the white people you found actually have the last name of Ruddy. But you didn’t because you want to believe a lie. Israel was never Caucasian which is why you people avoid talking about how they lived in Africa, mixed with Africans, described their skin as black in scripture… and magically remained European. You people are delusional.

  • Tuquita D Clark

    Ruddy means reddish in Hebrew, like fake jews are considered jewish. however, Esau is described as red, not something like the color red. Also, where’s your scripture that say Esau was ruddy? Tmh have blinded you from the truth.
    Additions to Esther 15:1,5
    [1]And upon the third day, when she had ended her prayers, she laid away her mourning garments, and put on her glorious apparel.
    [5]And 👉she was ruddy through the perfection of her beauty, 👈and her countenance was cheerful and very amiable: but her heart was in anguish for fear.

    • Black History In The Bible

      The Bible wasn’t written in English. You clearly half study because if you’d actually studied, you’d know that “ruddy” and “red” are the same word in Hebrew. It only differs in English translation. Furthermore, I gave you visual examples of how ruddy is used in Hebrew. Let me know when you find those cows that look like white people. We know the “red heifer” was a brown cow. Same word for Ruddy.

      The irony here is that the Bible tells us the exact color and you people just make stuff up because you’re too lazy to study anything but the English.

  • Ow

    I have been doing lots of studying myself! And on my own, and it feels great to know that the Bible is for us and by us! Growing up as a child I really didn’t feel a connection to Jesus because I always seen those false white pictures as well as white actors portraying Bible people as white when in actuality they are black just like me. Jesus is coming back for his chosen and the ones who lm call themselves Jews will be dealt with by God Revelation 2:9. While at work I try to drop knowledge here and there to my black coworkers but they have to want to know the the truth for themselves! Also thank you for your studies! Also I have a strong relationship with Jesus and a strong connection with him.

  • Brian

    As a believer & avid researcher/lover/student of the Bible(23+years), I’ve never placed any weight upon skin color. Just as in my life, skin color doesn’t matter to me.
    Whenever I read the Bible, I do picture olive skinned or darker skinned people, not “white” people…But, again that’s not really important. (besides there is no real black or white human, those are basic terms & totally not accurate at all if you want to describe human skin tones…)
    I find that using terms like “black or white” is far too often used to point fingers or cause derision and division.
    May Yeshua continue to bless you all. Shalom

    • Black History In The Bible

      As a believer I find it odd that ONLY white believers seem to develop a problem when someone says Hebrews are black, but never when falsely presented as white or a fake white “savior” is depicted in a movie.

      Hebrews were not Olive and the fact that you wrongly think they were shows exactly why its so important to expose this lie. Hebrews were black and that is the truth so ONLY the truth will be taught on this site.

      Furthermore, saying he’s black only divides racists that don’t want him or the Hebrews to be black… and racists won’t be in heaven anyway, so it’s not my issue.

      I’m called to wake people up to the truth… not help people pretend like they aren’t prejudice. If Europeans don’t wanna be exposed for their lies, they shouldn’t have lied and stolen Hebrew history.

      And if America didn’t want to face the punishments in Joel 3 and Revelation, they wouldn’t have done what they did to God’s people and they wouldn’t continue to turn a blind eye and act like nothing is wrong. The Bible says the exact opposite.

      Those denying the truth and not teaching the truth will be damned.

      “And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.” – 2 Thessalonians 2:11-12

      The Antichrist will likely be a white man and he WILL definitely deceive white Christians that are waiting for the return of the fake white idol that we’ve seen in movies and on TV and in paintings for 700 years… however, those that know the Messiah is a black man from a black nation will not be confused one bit by the fake white imposter. Make no mistake that Satan is 100% behind every depiction of white Jesus and white Hebrews you’ve ever seen.

      Revelation calls fake Jews the synagogue of Satan… so if REAL Hebrews are black, then the European imposters mentioned in Revelation are not Hebrews, which means America is supporting the synagogue of Satan while oppressing Hebrews. How do you think God feels about that?

      Europeans are playing games with the souls of men with their lies… the falling away comes first.

      So yeah… race matters when it comes to Christ and who the true Hebrews are.

  • Mervin Queeley

    Firstly, I’ve taken the liberty of saving this study as it fits in with my studying of the same subject over the last 4 years. The start of that study was when someone cited that the Hebrews/Israelites were, and remain, a Black people. What is interesting is that there are those who say the study above is good but there are ‘more important’ central themes. Question. Why are they trying to re-direct? As for the study of Esau, I found this to be eye opening, so I’m looking forward to seeing the result of that study. One thing I have found is this, when one puts forward these types of studies some of the verbal and linguistic gymnastics from the nay sayers beggars to be believed..

    • Black History In The Bible

      They want to redirect because it blows apart a huge part of their doctrine. They have to defend their false teachings.

  • Chris

    Interesting ideas!

    I’m writing this to you as someone who is a White and Russian Orthodox Christian of mainly Slavic ancestry, and I really appreciate the honesty and good work you’ve put into this! As a said, I’m part Slav, so I know the cruel history of slavery because the very word comes from ”Slav”. What was in our dialects a name meaning ”Glorious”, became the word for human bondage. There’s a long history of racism and extermination and slavery against the Slavic peoples during the Middle Ages and even earlier, and millions were sold and sent to countries in North Africa and the Middle East, no doubt lightening the skin tones as they joined the other darker peoples they worked with and around; ”Japeth dwelling in the tents of Shem”. The modern day apologists for Fascism and Racist Ideology both within and outside the churches have to be combated. I’d love to receive an email from you in reply if you could, see how we could possibly work together, if in no other way, than wisdom and encouragement. God bless!

  • Frank James Anderson

    It is a blessing from YAHWEH, that our eyes are being open to new ideals and truths. I understand how our people refuse to cast off the shackle of a religion that is so obviously flawed. May YAHWEH continue to bless your understanding.

  • ER

    God put all of the races into the first man, Adam. Everything God does is good. We are brothers and sisters, God’s children. While this research is interesting, how much better it would be to concentrate on the Bible’s theme, God’s Kingdom government (Dan. 2:44) that will usher in the Paradise Earth (Rev. 21:4) as well as what God requires of us. If we are so very fortunate to be there, then we can get the whole story from an eye witness himself, the resurrected Abel.

    • Black History In The Bible

      I find it quite satisfying to focus on the whole Bible and not just to ignore what makes us uncomfortable. The Bible’s theme is everything that’s in it. There is no one theme. If it wasn’t important, it wouldn’t have been inspired to go into it in the first place.

    • ER

      Thank you. I try to keep an open mind and heart. Gen. 3:15 is the central theme of the holy scriptures. The kingdom of God that will restore the earthly Paradise is woven throughout the Bible from beginning to end. Jesus Christ confirmed this throughout the gospels. Matt. 24:14, Luke 4:43, 1 Cor. 9:23. It is evident that the Bible is your passion and that is commendable.

    • Black History In The Bible

      I’m working on it as we speak. I have to make sure it’s all accurate so I’m taking my time on it. It’s looking good though.

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