John Murray

Israelites Named Cushi “Apparently Meant Only A Person of Dark Complexion”

Israelites Named Cushi “Apparently Meant Only A Person of Dark Complexion”

Source: The Holy Bible According to the Authorized Version (A.D. 1611), with an Explanatory and Critical Commentary and a Revision of the Translation by the Bishops and Other Clergy of the Anglican Church · Volume 6 (John Murray) 1880 A.D. Note: Page 500 of the source. This source confirms that individuals can assert that Israelites named Cushi were indeed of dark complexion. This source confirms a "dark colorization" that ancient Israelites operated on because they could only produce individuals who physically resembled Ethiopians if a fair number of them were already some shade of brown skin which various different peoples…
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Marco Polo Body Noted Scarification by Christians and Jews in Abyssinia

Marco Polo Body Noted Scarification by Christians and Jews in Abyssinia

Source: The Book of Ser Marco Polo, the Venetian Concerning the Kingdoms and Marvels of the East · Part 26, Volume 2 (John Murray) 1875 A.D. Note: Page 421 of the source. Note: Page 421 of the source. Note: Page 422 of the source. Note: Page 425 of the source. Note: Page 427 of the source. If one takes into account the ancient Shemitic presence in East Africa, especially Abysinnia, then the fact Marco Polo took note of body scarification could possibly attest to the idea that tattoo and body scarification may have existed in ancient Shemitic cultures like Israel.
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