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Judith 1 (KJV)

Judith 1 (KJV)

1In the twelfth year of the reign of Nabuchodonosor, who reigned in Nineve, the great city; in the days of Arphaxad, which reigned over the Medes in Ecbatane, 2And built in Ecbatane walls round about of stones hewn three cubits broad and six cubits long, and made the height of the wall seventy cubits, and the breadth thereof fifty cubits: 3And set the towers thereof upon the gates of it an hundred cubits high, and the breadth thereof in the foundation threescore cubits: 4And he made the gates thereof, even gates that were raised to the height of seventy cubits,…
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Finding Edom: Who Are The Edomites Today? – Part 2

Finding Edom: Who Are The Edomites Today? – Part 2

[table id=6 /] [table id=1 /] In Part 1 we looked at the fact that Esau is described as reddish-brown (ruddy) and hairy. We also looked at the fact that he took wives from the line of Ishmael, which were a mix of Hebrew and Egyptian, and known to be dark skinned people. At least up to this point in scripture, we have to acknowledge that Edomites were black people. But the main issue is whether or not Edom became white and if some white people alive today are descendants of Edom. To further explore this journey, let's look at…
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Apollos: African Born Jew and Apostle

Apollos: African Born Jew and Apostle

[table id=6 /] [table id=1 /] 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…
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Ishmael: Abraham’s Half Egyptian Son With Hagar

Ishmael: Abraham’s Half Egyptian Son With Hagar

[table id=6 /] [table id=1 /] We are use to hearing the story of Abraham and Isaac, but we often forget about Abraham's oldest son Ishmael. Throughout the Bible, the Ishmaelites (Ishmeelites) play an important role in many of the events that take place. Let's start by taking  a look at the circumstances surrounding the birth of Ishmael. Different People Named Ishmael In Scripture In order to keep everything in context, we must first acknowledge that there are several different people named Ishmael in scripture, but two stand out over the others: Ishmael: son of Abraham (Genesis 28:9) Ishmael: son…
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Exodus 15 (KJV)

Exodus 15 (KJV)

[table id=1 /] The Song of Moses 1 Then sang Moses and the children of Israel this song unto the Lord, and spake, saying, I will sing unto the Lord, for he hath triumphed gloriously: the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea. 2 The Lord is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation: he is my God, and I will prepare him an habitation; my father's God, and I will exalt him. 3 The Lord is a man of war: the Lord is his name. 4 Pharaoh's chariots and his host hath he cast into the…
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Finding Edom: Who Are The Edomites Today?

Finding Edom: Who Are The Edomites Today?

[table id=6 /] [table id=1 /] Esau was the father of the Edomites, his sons and grandsons were the Dukes of Edom, but where did they go and are they really today's white people as some groups believe? Ever since I heard the belief that the Edomites are today's white people, I've had plenty of questions for many reasons. In an effort to find answers to those questions, I've decided to share that journey each step of the way. Important: I use the word "black" as an all inclusive description of people with dark skin. Those skin tones range from…
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From Niger to Nigger: Simeon and The Other Black Apostles

From Niger to Nigger: Simeon and The Other Black Apostles

[table id=6 /] Did you know that the apostle Simeon was nicknamed Niger... pronounced NEE-GER in Latin? Growing up, I was taught that it was pronounced ny-jer, so I never gave it any additional thought. A couple of years ago, Xavier Jackson brought up the reference in Acts, which motivated me to give it a second look. Let's start by looking at the verse: "Now there were in the church that was at Antioch certain prophets and teachers; as Barnabas, and Simeon that was called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and Manaen, which had been brought up with Herod the…
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Hebrews Had Dark Skin: Evidence From The Old and New Testaments

Hebrews Had Dark Skin: Evidence From The Old and New Testaments

[table id=6 /] [table id=1 /] Why are there so many references to the Hebrews having dark skin, and none of them having white skin in scripture? Why were they mistaken for Egyptians from the time of Joseph, up until the Apostle Paul began preaching? The debate as to whether or not the original Hebrews had dark skin, can be settled using scripture and history. There are verses all over the Bible that give us an indication of what the original Hebrews looked like, before they began to mix with the invading European nations. Disclaimer: Please read the entire chapter…
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Kedar: The “Dark Skinned” Grandson of Abraham

Kedar: The “Dark Skinned” Grandson of Abraham

[table id=6 /] [table id=1 /] Kedar was Abraham's grandson, and the second son of Ishmael (Genesis 25:13). He also founded a city that is mentioned quite a few times in scripture. Twelve times to be exact. It is not a major focal point of the Bible, but we do learn some pretty interesting things about the city. They lived in black tents (Psalms 120:5 and Song of Solomon 1:5). The were archers like Ishmael (Isaiah 21:17). They were ruled by princes (Ezekiel 27:21). Its alluded to above, but I feel like it's important to point out that the descendants…
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African Cities In The Bible – The Complete List

African Cities In The Bible – The Complete List

[table id=6 /] [table id=1 /] This page serves as a database of all of the cities in the Bible that were established by Ham and his descendants. For more information on each city, please click the links provided. This page is updated regularly so please bookmark it and check back on occasion. [table id=3 /] [table id=2 /] [table id=10 /] [table id=7 /]
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