Prioritize Ancestry over Skin Color


Note: From the source. The lady who appears to be “white” is pointing to an image of her father.

This video should serve as a paragon that color is just one part of an individual’s ethnic identity. Ancient historians, along with taking note of an individuals and/or peoples ancestral history, would often note an individuals and/or peoples color, hair type/texture, and their customs to try and classify which ethnic group they came. If we are to follow the example of ancient historians in order to avoid presentism when bridging the gaps between ancient and modern ethnicity and nationalities, then focusing on color alone is not enough when trying to trace ancestry.

This is why I approach this field of research from a multi-disciplinary approach because one’s ancestors could have had a completely different shade of skin and hair texture but they may still practice the customs of their ancestors and/or they still retain their ancestral history. DNA and crania studies should only act as indicators, not “end-all-be-all” pieces of evidence because these two forms of studies are extremely “shaky” and highly subjective depending on who is doing the analysis. DNA and crania studies must be placed in the historical context in order for them to be truly meaningful. Above all else, in my opinion, this all points to and confirms what Scriptures states, Scriptures allude to, or help to bring contextualization to Scriptures. In my opinion, in regards to Scriptures, actually trying to interpret Scriptures from an ancient, Hebraic perspective (which is five sensory oriented) through the leading of the Holy Spirit will most likely lead to the most accurate, truthful conclusions.

This post also serves the purpose of giving a modern day example of how ancient and medieval mixing produced peoples of varying shades and hair textures who could have looked completely different from their ancestors.

By Black History In The Bible

"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

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