Your Ancestors May have Looked Different than You

Your Ancestors May have Looked Different than You

Source: Your Family May Once Have Been A Different Color (NPR) 2006 A.D. From the source, " To begin, please point your elbow to the ceiling. Then imagine yourself naked. Then look at the patch of skin on the inside of your upper arm, the part of you that almost never sees the sun. Whatever color you see there is what experts call your basic skin color, according to professor Nina Jablonski, head of the Penn State Department of Anthropology. And that color, the one you have now, says Jablonski, is very probably not the color your ancient ancestors had…
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Phoenicia Meant “(Dark) red,” Which Could have Been Due to their Dark Skin

Phoenicia Meant “(Dark) red,” Which Could have Been Due to their Dark Skin

Source: Zondervan Illustrated Bible Dictionary (Zondervan) 2011 A.D. Note: Page 1129 of the source. Utilizing Occam's Razor and how appellatives were assigned in the ancient world, it makes most sense that Phoenicians were designated "(dark) red" due to their "dark skin".
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‘Poenicus’ Meant ‘Dark skin’ or ‘Phoenician’

‘Poenicus’ Meant ‘Dark skin’ or ‘Phoenician’

Source: A Dictionary of World History (Oxford Quick Reference) 2018 A.D. Note: Page 542 of the source. This source confirms the notion that dark-skinned peoples existed within the Phoenician ranks due to the word 'Poenicus' meaning 'dark skin' or 'Phoenician'. Based upon all of the evidence we have acquired regarding the Phoenicians on this website, Poenicus relating to dark skinned Phoenicians makes perfect sense. Not all of the Phoenicians were dark-skinned, but many of them were.
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Moor was Often Used to Describe Someone of African Descent who was Black who was Believed to have Come From Ethiopia or Mauritania

Moor was Often Used to Describe Someone of African Descent who was Black who was Believed to have Come From Ethiopia or Mauritania

Source: The sultana and her sisters: black women in the British Isles before 1530 (Women's History Review) 2006 A.D. From the source, "Black women exerted a cultural presence through their recognition inMiddle English and late medieval Scottish vernaculars. Although OldEnglish offers us little more than the word blacche (with its variant regionalspellings) for a black person [15], by the thirteenth century, Middle Englishhad acquired two key terms with which to signal non-white skin colour;More and Saracen. Each has variant regional spellings and neither isgender-specific, as both were applied equally to men and women. A third andrarer word was Sowdonesse (in…
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Phinehas Meant “bronze-colored Nubian”

Phinehas Meant “bronze-colored Nubian”

Source: Proper Names (Biblegateway) 2021 A.D. From the source, "b. Physical characteristics. These few names seem to divide easily into four categories: (1) color, (2) size, (3) defects and (4) sex. Some examples are: Laban and Libni (white), Zohar (reddish white), Haruz (yellow), Edom (red), Phinehas (bronze-colored Nubian), Hakkatan (small one), Korah and Kareah (baldy), Heresh (dumb), Ikkesh (crooked), Gareb (scabby), Gideon (maimed), Paseah (halting), and Geber (male)." This source confirms the notion that individuals, including Israelites, were named or nicknamed Phinehas due to their extremely dark-skin color.
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Kedar Meant “dark”, “black skin”, “black skinned man”

Kedar Meant “dark”, “black skin”, “black skinned man”

Source: Kedar (Study Light) 2021 A.D. From the source, " Kedar = “dark” 1) a son of Ishmael (noun proper masculine) 2) the descendants of Kedar (noun proper people)... (“black skin,” “black skinned man,”) [Kedar], pr.n. of a son of Ishmael, Genesis 25:13 and of an Arabian tribe sprung from him, Song of Solomon 1:5; Isaiah 42:11 (where it is joined with a fem.); 60:7 Jeremiah 49:28; Ezekiel 27:21 more fully called בְּנֵי קֵדָר Isaiah 21:17 by Pliny (H. N. 5:11), Cedrei. The Rabbins call all the Arabians universally by this name; whence לשון קדר Rabbin. used of the Arabic language." This source reinforces the notion that Kedar, a descendant of Abraham, was…
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Kusi (Cushite) was Given To a Child or Man of Dark Complexion

Kusi (Cushite) was Given To a Child or Man of Dark Complexion

Source: Review on JSTOR (Israel Exploration Society) 2003 A.D. Note: 251 of the source. This source confirms that individuals who were named Cushi (we know several Israelites were) were 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 of African, near east, and Indus descent have.
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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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Israelites Named Cushi May have Been “unusually dark-skinned”

Israelites Named Cushi May have Been “unusually dark-skinned”

Source: Introduction to the Prophets (Eerdmans Publishing Company) 2008 A.D. Note: Page 308 of the source. This source confirms yet again that one can make a simple inference that Israelites named Cushi were extremely dark skinned individuals. 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 of African, near east, and Indus descent have.
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Israelites Named “Cushi” May have Been Dark Skinned Like Cushites

Israelites Named “Cushi” May have Been Dark Skinned Like Cushites

Source: The Baker Illustrated Bible Handbook (Baker Publishing Group) 2014 A.D. Note: From the source. This source confirms that one can assert that Israelites were named Cushites had dark skin thus they resembled Cushites. This source reinforces the "dark colorization" that ancient Israelites operated on. 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 of African, near east, and Indus descent have.
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