Monday, February 20Exploring The Black Presence In The Bible

Tag: Did Paul Have Dark Skin?

Paul: The Black Apostle To The Gentiles

Paul: The Black Apostle To The Gentiles

The Shemites
The Bible tells us that Paul was mistaken for an Egyptian descendant of Ham. So why is it that we never see Paul depicted as anything other than a white man? When people say that the Bible doesn't mention race, it means they either haven't looked closely enough (me once), or they don't want to have their eyes opened to the truth. The Ethnicity of Paul Paul was a free born Hebrew that had Roman citizenship. This is important because not every Hebrew in Rome had citizenship status. Many were slaves and second class non citizens. After being arrested, it is during a conversation with the chief captain that we learn quite a bit about Paul: "And as Paul was to be led into the castle, he said unto the chief captain, May I speak unto thee? Who said, Canst thou speak Greek?" -...