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Apollos: African Born Jew and Apostle

Apollos: African Born Jew and Apostle

Hidden History
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: Suggested Reading From Niger To Nigger: Simeon and The Other Black Apostles The Ca...

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