Source: The Biblical World (University of Chicago) 1915 A.D. The Biblical World was published in 1915 A.D. Page 210 of this book tells us about the blackness and black features of Shemites. Interestingly, this book put the Ethiopians into the Semitic family (we know Ethiopians are Hamites because the Bible tells us this) which once again shows the Israelites have a physical and linguistical affinity with Ethiopian peoples. Page 210, "This race is characterized by a dark complexion, thick, black, curly hair, a hooked nose, rather thickened at the base, and thick lips."