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Ethnonyms: Words That Describe Race In The Bible

Ethnonyms: Words That Describe Race In The Bible

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During the course of my research into Zephaniah, I ran into the name Cushi (Zephaniah's father). It's similarity to Cush led me to do some digging into it's origin, which led me to the term "ethnonym". Here's how it's defined: "an ethnic name ascribed to a people or group; the proper name by which a people or ethnic group is called or known." - The following is a complete list of all of the ethnonyms in the Bible and some of the places you can find them. This page will be updated as new information comes in. Cush / Cushite - Black Cush was the son of Ham and father of Nimrod. He is the origin of the Cushites, who are most often associated with Ethiopia and are known for having black skin. Genesis 10:6-8 Isaiah 11:11 Other Occurences Th...
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  • Did you know that one of the apostles was named Niger, which means "black skin"?
  • Did you know that the apostle Paul was mistaken for an Egyptian?
  • Did you know that the Bible describes Christ's skin color as "burned bronze"?
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