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Moses was born in Africa, raised by Africans, trained in African wisdom, and was mistaken for a descendant of Ham… and yet he’s still depicted as a bearded white man in the vast majority of pictures that we see. Unfortunately, this huge white lie has prevailed for centuries. But it’s not the fault of the Bible. It’s the fault of those of those us that choose not to read the Bible close enough to see that we’ve been lied to. Click the following link to see what I mean:
The Lies We’ve Been Told
While many people will admit that they know we’re being lied to about the ethnicity of the Hebrew people, those same people are content with letting the lies continue to deceive new generations of believers. Here are just some of the things we now know to be false:
- Hebrews are white.
- The Bible is the white man’s religion.
- Egyptians weren’t black.
- 70 Europeans went into Africa and 1,000,000 Europeans came out.
- British and Americans are true Israel.
These are blatant lies that have been pushed by Gentiles that have been deceived by the false teachings of British-Israelism. These lies are still pushed in order to represent a Eurocentric view of scripture, when in reality, the Bible is Afrocentric. Let’s start by setting the scene.
Egypt (Mizraim) Was An African Empire
Let’s start with the basic facts that we know and believe based on both geography and the Bible. Moses was born and raised in Egypt. Egyptians descend from Ham, as do Ethiopians, Cushites, Sudanese, and most other African nations. Even though this fact is accepted by theologians, we are still told by many white conservative Christians that “the Egyptians weren’t black.” Conservative Christians intentionally cast white actors in African and Arab roles in order to continue pushing their agenda of deception. This is what we call INTELLECTUAL DISHONESTY… or WILLFUL IGNORANCE.
- Egyptians descended from Ham.
- Egyptians depicted themselves as black people.
- Egypt is located in Africa.
- Egypt is called “The Land of Ham” in the Bible.
These are Biblical truths that believers have no choice but to agree on. Intellectual dishonesty or just the desire to spread deception are the only possible explanations for continuing to teach that people living in Africa and mixing with Africans weren’t black… especially after many conservative Christians will freely admit that black Africans originated with Ham.
“Israel also came into Egypt; and Jacob sojourned in the land of Ham.” – Psalms 105:23
The Map above shows how much territory the children of Ham settled after people began to spread out across the earth. In the area of Babel we notice that it is completely red. That’s because Nimrod, a Cushite descendant of Ham, built the area. In fact, we see that huge portions of areas important to the Bible were founded by Hamites.
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The Origin of Israel
Now that we’ve established that Egypt was and is located in Africa (not The Middle East), let’s look at what God said to Jacob (Israel):
“And he said, I am God, the God of thy father: fear not to go down into Egypt; for I will there make of thee a great nation:” – Genesis 46:3
God’s specific instructions to Jacob (Israel) was to go to Egypt, which is in Africa, and it is in Africa that God will turn Israel into a great nation. Another detail that many people miss is that Jacob was called out of Canaan, which was located in Arabia, but was founded by an African (Genesis 46:31). Canaan was the son of Ham that was cursed. It is in Canaan that Judah and his brothers find their wives, because there were no other Israelites for them to marry. From there, we fast forward to another important Biblical fact that backs the fact that the first Israelites married women from a Hamite line:
“All the souls that came with Jacob into Egypt, which came out of his loins, besides Jacob’s sons’ wives, all the souls were threescore and six; And the sons of Joseph, which were born him in Egypt, were two souls: all the souls of the house of Jacob, which came into Egypt, were threescore and ten.” – Genesis 46:26-27
For those not familiar with units of counting in the past, a “score” equals 20.
- Threescore = 60
- Ten = 10
- 60 + 10 = 70
The Bible tells us that Judah took Canaanite women (Tamar and the daughter of Shuah) for himself and his sons, which means that from the very beginning, the lineage of Judah had African blood in it. These 70 Israelites that went into Africa began having more children until they turned into a nation large enough to be a threat to Pharoah, which is where the story of Moses begins. Anyone looking at the scriptures with a critical eye can’t help but notice that God does not instruct anyone to go to Europe on any occasion, nor does he call any of his chosen people out of any European nations. Once again, these are the facts of the Bible.
Ask The Right Questions
- Why would God send Europeans to Africa to establish them as a nation?
- Where did the Israelites find wives and husbands in Africa?
- Could Europeans spend 400 years laboring in the African sun?
- How was it possible to Hebrews to mix with Hamites an remain white?
Who Were The Parents of Moses?
“And Amram took him Jochebed his father’s sister to wife; and she bare him Aaron and Moses: and the years of the life of Amram were an hundred and thirty and seven years.” – Exodus 6:20
The Origin Story of Moses
If we read all of Exodus 1 (read it and verify), we see that Pharaoh was bothered by the numbers of the Israelites, thought they might join his enemies, and commanded the Hebrew midwives to kill every male child born to the Hebrews. It is at this point in the story that we’re introduced to Moses:
“And there went a man of the house of Levi, and took to wife a daughter of Levi. And the woman conceived, and bare a son: and when she saw him that he was a goodly child, she hid him three months. And when she could not longer hide him, she took for him an ark of bulrushes, and daubed it with slime and with pitch, and put the child therein; and she laid it in the flags by the river’s brink.” – Exodus 2:1-3
So far, Moses does not have a name yet, and doesn’t get one until he is found by Pharaoh’s daughter. At this point, Moses’ sister Miriam comes out of hiding, and Pharaoh’s daughter sends her to find a Hebrew woman to nurse him. Miriam naturally gets her mother and Pharaoh’s daughter PAYS MOSES’ MOTHER TO RAISE HIM (Exodus 2:9).
So far in the story Moses doesn’t have a name, but it is in the next verse that we find out that Moses’ name was not of Hebrew origin, but of African (Egyptian) origin:
Moses Is An African / Egyptian Name
“And the child grew, and she brought him unto Pharaoh’s daughter, and he became her son. And she called his name Moses: and she said, Because I drew him out of the water.” – Exodus 2:10
As we can see, it is the daughter of Pharaoh that gave Moses his name, and it is his African name that has stuck throughout history. Another point to note is that even though his mother was the one that raised, him, she never named him, even though the story says, “and the child grew”. While we aren’t given an exact age, it does appear that Moses didn’t have an officially recorded name until after he was no longer being nursed by his mother Jochebed.
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Moses Was Taught African Wisdom (Kemet)
One African belief system that has become of interest to some people in the black community is Kemet. In short, it is based around Egyptian wisdom, gods, rituals, etc. Moses was trained in all the ways of Kemet and yet he was called out of Kemet to follow the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
“And Moses was learned in all the wisdom of the Egyptians, and was mighty in words and in deeds.” – Acts 7:22
Long before the Greeks calculated the angles of a triangle to 180 degrees, the Egyptians had put that and many other things into actual practice. There are also subtle facts that aren’t in the Bible, but we know to be true:
- Moses spoke Egyptian and Hebrew.
- Moses learned to read and write in Egypt.
- Moses was familiar with Egyptian religion.
- Moses was familiar with Egyptian customs.
It is important to fully understand how embedded Moses was in Egyptian culture and way of life. In every respect, he was living an Egyptian way of life. It is also very likely that he didn’t live in Goshen with the rest of his people in his early years, but in the palace of Pharaoh, complete with all the privileges of Egyptian royalty.
Ask The Right Questions
- Why wasn’t Moses born in Europe?
- Why was Moses taught African wisdom?
- Why wasn’t Moses taught European wisdom?
Moses Was An African / Egyptian Prince
We get a glimpse of Moses princely status in the Old Testament, but it is in the New Testament that we find out that Moses was known as the son of Pharaoh’s daughter. However, when he became old enough to do so, he rejected his African royal status to join his own people.
“By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter; Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;” – Hebrews 11:24-25
Pharaoh was king of Egypt, which meant that his daughter was a princess, and her sons would be considered princes of Egypt (just like the movie). Under the right circumstances, Moses could’ve become a Pharaoh, but he chose to reject his status. This is going to bring us to some very important observations.
The First Black Cop Killer and Fugitive In Scripture
According to the book of Hebrews, Moses rejected his position as the son of Pharaoh’s daughter. Unlike his Hebrew brothers and sisters, Moses didn’t seem to be subjected to the labors of slavery and injustice that they had to endure.
“And it came to pass in those days, when Moses was grown, that he went out unto his brethren, and looked on their burdens: and he spied an Egyptian smiting an Hebrew, one of his brethren. And he looked this way and that way, and when he saw that there was no man, he slew the Egyptian, and hid him in the sand.” – Exodus 2:11-12
This is the first time in scripture that we encounter the premeditated murder of a police officer… and make no mistake the Egyptian taskmasters were the equivalent to modern day police officers. The Egyptian officer was LEGALLY beating a Hebrew, and Moses, who didn’t have to say or do anything, chose to give up everything because he was sick of what he saw going on. This brings us to several points:
- Conservative Christians that hate when rich black celebrities like Kaepernick speak up on behalf black people, are often the same people that hold Moses up as a hero, even though he went above and beyond what any rich athlete has done.
- Conservative Christians often say that because a black athlete is rich, it must mean they’ve never endured, witnessed, or can’t see the obvious problem with police in America, but will often praise Moses for doing what he did.
After murdering the Egyptian officer, Moses hid the body. This is a very significant event because this was completely out of character for Moses. We often think of Moses as a brave man for standing up against police brutality, but the Bible tells us that Moses was “very meek” and “slow of speech”.
“And Moses said unto the LORD, O my Lord, I am not eloquent, neither heretofore, nor since thou hast spoken unto thy servant: but I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue.” – Exodus 4:10
“(Now the man Moses was very meek, above all the men which were upon the face of the earth.)” – Numbers 12:3
The Definition of Meek
- quiet, gentle, and easily imposed on; submissive.
Moses was not a brave man nor was he a bully. If he was alive today he’d probably labeled “soft”. However, what he saw happening to his people at the hands of the Egyptian police caused him to snap. In one instance he went from being “very meek” to a cold blooded killer with a mission.
- Moses premeditated the murder.
- Moses timed the murder when he thought no one would see it.
- Moses hid the body in the sand hoping no one would find it.
While the story reveals a lot about Moses and how strongly he felt about the unjust circumstances of his people, it reveals something else very obscure… Moses was against Hebrew on Hebrew (black on black) violence.
“And when he went out the second day, behold, two men of the Hebrews strove together: and he said to him that did the wrong, Wherefore smitest thou thy fellow? And he said, Who made thee a prince and a judge over us? Intendest thou to kill me, as thou killedst the Egyptian? And Moses feared, and said, Surely this thing is known.” – Exodus 2:14
Moses acted perfectly normal the next day when he believed the murder was a secret, but upon discovering it was known, he became a fugitive from the law.
The Injustice System of Egypt
What Moses did was the RIGHT THING, but very ILLEGAL. What the Egyptians were doing was the WRONG THING, but very much LEGAL. We are faced with a similar situation in America where cops are allowed to beat, torture, rape, and murder black people, but if we defend ourselves, we’re still targeted by the justice system… and much like we’re going to see with Egypt, God will intervene and destroy those that make unjust laws to oppress his people:
“Woe unto them that decree unrighteous decrees, and that write grievousness which they have prescribed; To turn aside the needy from judgment, and to take away the right from the poor of my people, that widows may be their prey, and that they may rob the fatherless!” – Isaiah 10:1-2 (KJV)
“Woe to those who make unjust laws, to those who issue oppressive decrees, to deprive the poor of their rights and withhold justice from the oppressed of my people, making widows their prey and robbing the fatherless.” – Isaiah 10:1-2 (NIV)
The fact is that God saw that the Egyptians had legalized evil against his people, just like America has done to the descendants of Hebrews in America… and not only did God view it as wrong, but he put his FULL SUPPORT behind Moses in order to free his people and cripple the nation that had done wrong to his people. But before we get to God and Moses’ conspiracy to overthrow Egypt and free his people, Moses first had to escape from Egypt into Midian.
Hebrews Looked Like Egyptians
Moses was about 40 years old when he killed the Egyptian officer and fled to Midian. Before we continue, there are few more things we need to make not of:
- Egyptians could tell the difference between themselves and Hebrews (Exodus 1).
- Hebrews could tell the difference between themselves and Egyptians (Exodus 2:12).
Although Egyptians and Hebrews could tell the difference between the two, nobody else could. After helping the Midianite girls water their flock, they tell their father Reuel the following:
“And they said, An Egyptian delivered us out of the hand of the shepherds, and also drew water enough for us, and watered the flock…” – Exodus 2:19
The Midianite girls believed Moses to be an Egyptian. If this was the only example of a Hebrew being mistaken for an Egyptian, it would be arguable that it was an isolated incident, but it wasn’t:
- The Canaanites mistook them for Egyptians when they buried Jacob (Genesis 50:11)
- The king of Moab believed the Hebrews originated in Egypt (Numbers 22:5)
- Paul (the apostle) was mistaken for an Egyptian by a Roman soldier (Acts 21:38)
As we can see, Moses being mistaken for an Egyptian was not an isolated incident. In the ancient past, Hebrews were indistinguishable from Egyptians to other nations, even into the time of Paul (1st century AD), and the above four examples prove this point. This also brings us to another modern day problem of people that can’t tell black people apart.
White people often categorize all black nations as “black people” and lump everyone into the same category, especially when it comes to slavery. They will differentiate Irish from German and Scottish, but will refer to Egyptians, Ethiopians, and black Americans as “black people”. They can’t tell the difference between a Jamaican, a Hatian, and a Hebrew, so they fail to make the connection when they try to defend slavery by saying, “black people enslaved black people”.
Ask The Right Questions
- Why was Moses mistaken for an Egyptian?
- What color did the Egyptians depict themselves as?
White Skin Was Used As A Curse
After spending 40 years in hiding after murdering an Egyptian, and attempting to cover it up, Moses meets with the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. This is the first time that we encounter any reference to white skin within the pages of scripture:
“And the LORD said furthermore unto him, Put now thine hand into thy bosom. And he put his hand into his bosom: and when he took it out, behold, his hand was leprous as snow.” – Exodus 4:6
Leprosy turns a black person’s skin white… but it makes a white person slightly more pale. Here are two pictures that show the drastic differences:
As we can see with our own eyes, one change is drastic and the other is meh… but this isn’t necessarily proof. However, if God wanted to make a drastic display of his power, instantly turning a black man into a white man would be huge.
Ask The Right Questions
- If God turned Moses’ arm white, what color was it before?
- Why would white skin be considered a sign from God in Africa?
Additional Note: This was the 2nd sign that was supposed to be more convincing than Moses’ rod turning into a serpent. The notion that God was turning white skin white, in Africa, as a powerful sign, just doesn’t make sense. This also points to the fact that Moses was a black man.
Moses being mistaken for an Egyptian was based on his skin color, style of dress, and the direction he came from. For those unfamiliar with Egyptians, this is how they depicted themselves:
Those that deny that Egyptians were black, also fail to understand that in black culture, we accept all shades of brown skin as “black”. From very dark to albino, we accept them as black. In fact, for those not in the know, the following picture represents the various skin tones that identify as being black and are accepted by other black people as being black.
All of the above shades of skin and albinos born to black people are both considered and accepted as black. We also accept biracial black people as black as well. White Christians often like to play semantics by saying, “they aren’t black they’re brown” in reference to some black people. However, we know better, and it is just their way of denying the obvious truth laid out in scripture. So again, when we hear someone say that Egyptians weren’t black because they had brown skin, this comes from a place of cultural ignorance and not wanting to admit the truth about the Israelites. As we continue looking at white skin in the Bible, we find two other incidents in which white skin is used as a punishment:
Miriam Was Cursed With White Skin
The second reference to white skin in the Bible is when Miriam and Aaron decided to bring down God’s anger on themselves, an it is used as a punishment on Miriam:
“And the cloud departed from off the tabernacle; and, behold, Miriam became leprous, white as snow: and Aaron looked upon Miriam, and, behold, she was leprous.”
This was God’s response to Miriam and Aaron confronting Moses about his marriage to a Cushite (Ethiopian) woman (we’ll come back to this). Miriam’s curse only lasted a week, but I personally believe it was to teach her and us a lesson about race and discrimination based on skin color (my personal opinion). Because of this, Miriam was considered “unclean” and forced to live separate from the congregation until her white skin returned to normal.
Gehazi Was Cursed With White Skin
Again, we encounter a story where doing the wrong thing resulted in someone being turned white… permanently. Based on the context of the story, Naaman was an albino that wanted to get rid of his white skin and have skin like everyone else. After being cured, he offered to pay Elisha, but Elisha refused. Gehazi then took it upon himself to lie on Elisha in order to get paid for the miracle of removing Naaman’s white skin. Elisha wasn’t happy about it at all:
“And he said unto him, Went not mine heart with thee, when the man turned again from his chariot to meet thee? Is it a time to receive money, and to receive garments, and oliveyards, and vineyards, and sheep, and oxen, and menservants, and maidservants? The leprosy therefore of Naaman shall cleave unto thee, and unto thy seed for ever. And he went out from his presence a leper as white as snow.” – 2 Kings 5:26-27
While Miriam’s situation was temporary, Elisha cursed Gehazi and his descendants to have white skin forever. In order to put this into modern context, it’s important to note that many people believe that “leprosy” was an all encompassing term to describe the disease, as well as Vitiligo and Albinism.
Additional Note: The above does not mean that all white people or albinos are cursed. It is only used to demonstrate that a black person being turned white was both a sign from God, and used as a visual curse upon those that defied God and his prophets. Being born white is not a curse.
Ask The Right Questions
- Why was skin being turned white considered bad?
- If Gehazi was cursed to be white, what color was he before?
Moses Had A Black Wife
If the Bible was a Eurocentric book, I highly doubt that the story of Moses would include him having a black wife. It is this same wife that Miriam was punished for criticizing:
“And Miriam and Aaron spake against Moses because of the Ethiopian woman whom he had married: for he had married an Ethiopian woman.” – Numbers 12:1
- Ethiopian (Strong’s #3569) – Kushi: a Cushite, or descendant of Cush — Cushi, Cushite, Ethiopian(-s).
Cushites are black descendants of Noah’s son Ham. As mentioned above, God not only defended this marriage, but turned Miriam’s skin white because she opened her mouth in opposition to it. While this fact doesn’t prove that Moses was a person of color, it is just one of many examples of interracial marriage in the Bible… even if someone takes the position that the Hebrews were white or European.
Moses Was Depicted As Black
It wasn’t until hundreds of years after the founding of Christianity, that Moses started being depicted as white. Prior to this, Moses was depicted as black all over the world.
The first picture was made prior to 265 A.D in Dura-Europos (located in Syria), and shows a black Moses with a small afro. The second picture is of Ethiopian origin and is consistent with all of their depictions of black people, and also shows Moses with an Afro.
A Summary of The Evidence
When we take an intellectually honest look at all of the evidence, we see that Moses was not white, Middle Easter, olive or any other color people come up with in order to avoid the obvious. Moses was a black man, born and raised in Africa, he spoke and read Egyptian, and was in line to become a Pharaoh. These facts, along with the oldest depictions of Moses, tells us that we’ve been lied to for a very long time about the Bible and it’s origins.
Suggested Reading – The Family of Moses
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“And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not. Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me? He that is of God heareth God’s words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.” – John 8:45-47