King Solomon: The Hebrew Son of A Canaanite Woman

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Like it or not, the legendary King Solomon was the son of an African woman. His mother Bathsheba was a Gilonite… which was one of the Canaanite tribes that Judah didn’t remove from the land. The Gilonites and the Hittites were among several Canaanite tribes that lived among Judah.

For those that are rusty on Biblical lineage, the Hittites were the sons of Heth, which were the sons of Canaan, who was the son of Ham. The Gilonites also descended from Ham as well. If you’d like to read more in depth about Solomon’s mother Bathsheba and her Hittite husband Uriah, please check out the following articles:

Solomon’s lineage is important because it goes a long way in explaining why he had bushy locks of  black hair (Song of Solomon 5:11), and had an attraction toward Hamite women throughout his life.

Let’s look at Solomon’s relationships with African women.

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King Solomon’s Unnamed Black Lover

In the book, Song of Solomon, we are introduced to Solomon’s unnamed black lover. While we don’t know much about her, other than her love for the king, there are a couple of very interesting verses that stand out:

I am black, but comely, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, as the tents of Kedar, as the curtains of Solomon. Look not upon me, because I am black, because the sun hath looked upon me: my mother’s children were angry with me; they made me the keeper of the vineyards; but mine own vineyard have I not kept.” – Song of Solomon 1:5-6

Twice, Solomon’s lover tells us she is black, and she does so while making sure that we understand that’s it not a metaphor or a feeling:

While we are not told here lineage, we do know that she was either a Hebrew descendant of Shem, or an African descendant of Ham. This is based on the location of Israel (in Canaan), and the fact that they lived side by side with several Canaanite tribes.


King Solomon and Pharaoh’s Daughter

In ancient times, two kingdoms would often intermarry the royalty to form an alliance and avoid war. This was likely the case, since Israel and Egypt are next door neighbors. In addition to Pharaoh’s daughter, Solomon had an entire list of African and non African women that he loved.

“But king Solomon loved many strange women, together with the daughter of Pharaoh, women of the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Zidonians, and Hittites; Of the nations concerning which the LORD said unto the children of Israel, Ye shall not go in to them, neither shall they come in unto you: for surely they will turn away your heart after their gods: Solomon clave unto these in love.” – 1 Kings 11:1-2

Scripture tells us that Solomon had 1,000 women in his harem, and most of them were of African descent, except for the Moabites (Lot’s oldest daughter’s son) and the Ammonites (Lot’s youngest daughter’s son).

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The Queen of Sheba

This is perhaps one of the most famous love affairs in history. The Queen of Sheba was an Ethiopian woman that came to bring Solomon tons of precious gifts, including herself.

“And when the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon, she came to prove Solomon with hard questions at Jerusalem, with a very great company, and camels that bare spices, and gold in abundance, and precious stones: and when she was come to Solomon, she communed with him of all that was in her heart.” – 2 Chronicles 9:1

Ethiopians were considered Cushites, which were the descendants of Ham’s son Cush. If you’d like to read more in depth about the Queen of Sheba, please click here. According to legend, Solomon and the Queen of Sheba had a son named Menelik I. He went on to found the Solomonic Dynasty of Ethiopia, and many Ethiopians claim direct descent from King Solomon.

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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


  • Having a site with the ability to leave comments and discuss topics does not mean you can just remove comments that go against what you believe is not right. You are doing exactly what you THINK white people are doing to black by silencing the truth whatever the truth may be. You should welcome people who are opposed and discuss your evidence and theirs.

    • Actually, having a site that I pay for means I can remove any false teaching that doesn’t line up with the word of God or history. I’m not required to post any false information just because someone adds it as a comment. If you want to post false information, pay for your own site and post whatever you want. However, false teachers will not use this platform to spread lies. If you don’t like it, you don’t have to read or comment.

  • This is someone who if they did any type of studying they could never refute this truth. The lies that have been told for thousands of years are being revealed so you can’t refute Truth. Obviously th is person is coning from a place of ignorance or hate of excepting that most of the people in the Bible were black.

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      So in other words you haven’t done a shred of research, believe that people described as black, mixed with Africans throughout the Bible… weren’t black. That sounds absurd. Why stop and leave a comment knowing you haven’t done any research at all… not one bit, but just don’t like that Hebrews are black. You’re coming from a place of hate if you deny the truth. Just because we say black people are black doesn’t = hate. Saying black people were white or any other color than black is hate.

    • Sage, white people make everything racial because the Most High never spoke to them and for that reason he calls anyone except the Israelites Heathens. It has nothing to do with race. When the Most High made man he made him from the dirt of the earth. Therefore, to refute what you are saying that we are telling a lie about the people of the Bible, you read again and it will instruct you that the people of the bible are black and black unto the ground. That’s the main reason that the white “ishs” were black clothing all the time. There’s a reason why the white ‘ishs” want to look and be like the biblical people because they are not the correct color. I wish white people would stop saying all this racial BS and realise that everyone in the bible started from black people and Moses did not look like Heston nor Jesus did not look like Cesare Borgia, which was Michelangelo’s lover.

      • I removed your Esau comment because it’s not scriptural. Ruddy is brown not white blushing skin. Red and Ruddy are the same Hebrew word translated differently. The teaching that ruddy is white skin that you can see blush (blood under the skin) is Christian Identity doctrine created to further white supremacy. They teach that in order to claim that if Esau was white, then Jacob was white because it’s IMPOSSIBLE for a woman to have a black child and a Caucasian child. It’s just a twisting of scripture.

        The camps teach a lot of white supremacist doctrine, which causes confusion among our people. If you want an actual study on ruddy, please read the following.

        Also, Esau married all black women descended from Abraham’s son Ishmael and other African women. There’s no way for Esau to be the origin of Caucasians.

  • What a bullshit site full of heretical misinformation. And no way shape or form is a gilonite black. A gilonite is someone from Giloh which is about 7 miles outside of Hebron smack dab in the middle of Israel. There is absolutely no historical evidence to support the claim that those people or Bathsheba was black. Furthermore the people of Egypt are not black either. This site is clearly one of those cultural political cesspools that tries to convince everyone Santa Claus was a man of color

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      I only approved this comment so people can see how dumb you people can be.

      The Bible teaches that Ham was black and so do white Christians. Since Canaan and Mizraim (Egypt) were sons of a BLACK MAN, please explain how you false teaching racists can justify saying Ham’s sons were not black?

      • Either stop teaching that Ham was black
      • Or start teaching that his sons were black too.

      You can’t have it both ways.

      Now let’s address your BS claim that there is no evidence… You’re wrong and like the typical white racist you haven’t done a shred of research to prevent yourself from sounding dumb in public. Canaanite art:

      Anyone with a brain can look at these people and their hair, the part of the world they’re in, the fact that the Bible says they came from Ham… father of black people… and conclude they’re black. Only a moron denies that. Oh and you can also still see the black paint on their faces. I know how much you people hate looking at historical facts that people in Africa were black… but deal with it. It’s right there in the Bible.

      Then you say Egyptians weren’t black? If that’s true, why did they spend so much time painting themselves as BLACK PEOPLE? And since you’re either clearly too mentally handicapped or an aging Republican racist unaware that Google exists… I did you a favor and found a picture of an Egyptian for you.

      Now before you respond with a comment that is based in the stupidity of white racist denial world logic… please do everyone a favor and use Google first. Egyptians were black and only a moron denies the TRUTH that they painted. We know they’re black because they left pics. But feel free to cling to whatever white lie you need… no racists or liars will be excused for choosing to believe a lie, especially when the internet exists.

      This conversation has 2 conclusions.

      1. You’re dumb, uninformed, and racist…. or
      2. Europeans lied on all maps prior to 1750… since they show The Kingdom of Judah is where they took slaves from.

      Don’t bother responding if you’re not going to use your brain… because this is the NICEST I’m capable of being to ignorant people like yourself that make stupid comments.

      If anyone want to respond to this guy… feel free is his email address.

    • If the Egyptians were not black, then please explain to me why the faces of all of the great Pharaohs have been defaced, destroying the African features from their faces. For an arrogant people to claim possession of all the Scriptures, even though the regions mentioned in the Bible were Black and Nubian. What is your excuse when King Solomon states “I am Black and comely” or in Revelations Christ is described as “Hair as Lamb’s wool, feet as if burned brass? Steve, to really find the truth, check out the early descriptions in the catacombs throughout Rome, Poland, Russia and China. The early Hebrews depict the legends of the Bible as they really were…Black, Nubian and Ethiopian. Also in Europe, such places as the Vatican in Rome , Poland and The Black Madonna and the Christ child are still revered.

  • l believe that truth is what sets people free, and our children fight for it, but have been taught otherwise when it comes to the bible…l love what you all are doing here. Thank you and be very encouraged in the discoveries you are sharing!

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