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King Solomon: The Hebrew Son of An African Woman

King Solomon: The Hebrew Son of An African Woman

The Shemites
Like it or not, the legendary King Solomon was the son of an African woman. His mother Bathsheba was a Gilonite... which was one of the Canaanite tribes that Judah didn't remove from the land. The Gilonites and the Hittites were among several Canaanite tribes that lived among Judah. For those that are rusty on Biblical lineage, the Hittites were the sons of Heth, which were the sons of Canaan, who was the son of Ham. The Gilonites also descended from Ham as well. If you'd like to read more in depth about Solomon's mother Bathsheba and her Hittite husband Uriah, please check out the following articles: Bathsheba: King Solomon's African Mother Uriah: Bathsheba's African Husband and David's Mighty Man Solomon's lineage is important because it goes a long way in expla...
The Queen of Sheba: King Solomon’s Ethiopian Mistress

The Queen of Sheba: King Solomon’s Ethiopian Mistress

The Hamites
The Queen of Sheba was King Solomon's black mistress from Ethiopia. According to the Bible, she made a special trip to Israel just to meet him. 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 the great grandson of Ham. When the descendants of Ham began to settle Africa, Seba (son of Cush) settled the portion o...

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