Finding Edom: Who Are The Edomites Today? – Part 2

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In Part 1 we looked at the fact that Esau is described as reddish-brown (ruddy) and hairy. We also looked at the fact that he took wives from the line of Ishmael, which were a mix of Hebrew and Egyptian, and known to be dark skinned people. At least up to this point in scripture, we have to acknowledge that Edomites were black people. But the main issue is whether or not Edom became white and if some white people alive today are descendants of Edom. To further explore this journey, let’s look at the interactions between Hebrews and Edom according to scripture.

Post Exodus Hebrew-Edomite Relations

Immediately after Israel gained their freedom from Egypt, their brother Edom turned their back on them and refused to allow them to safely pass through their country. One of the most interesting aspects of the story is that both sides openly acknowledge their relationship, but Edom remains hostile to Israel anyway.

And Moses sent messengers from Kadesh unto the king of Edom, Thus saith thy brother Israel, Thou knowest all the travail that hath befallen us… And Edom said unto him, Thou shalt not pass by me, lest I come out against thee with the sword… Thus Edom refused to give Israel passage through his border: wherefore Israel turned away from him.” – Numbers 20:12, 18, & 21

The event passes without incident, but we have a chance to see Edom’s hatred for Israel. The Edomites were willing to go to war rather than allow Israel to pass through peacefully through their territory. Part of the reason for this may have been generational resentment of Jacob receiving the birthright that should’ve went to Edom.

Balaam – The Overlooked Edomite

There is one piece of evidence that points to Balaam being an Edomite, which explains his willingness to defy God and curse Israel. Throughout scripture, he is referred to as “the son of Beor” (Numbers 22:5). It is in Genesis we see that Beor was the father of Bela:

And Bela the son of Beor reigned in Edom: and the name of his city was Dinhabah.” – Genesis 36:2

Now these are the kings that reigned in the land of Edom before any king reigned over the children of Israel; Bela the son of Beor: and the name of his city was Dinhabah.” – 1 Chronicles 1:43

Because we aren’t given the name of any other Beor in scripture, it is relatively safe to assume that Balaam was of Edomite lineage and therefore willing to conspire against Israel. In fact, this entire scenario turns into a full on family feud:

“And Balak the son of Zippor saw all that Israel had done to the Amorites. And Moab was sore afraid of the people, because they were many: and Moab was distressed because of the children of Israel. And Moab said unto the elders of Midian, Now shall this company lick up all that are round about us, as the ox licketh up the grass of the field. And Balak the son of Zippor was king of the Moabites at that time. He sent messengers therefore unto Balaam the son of Beor to Pethor, which is by the river of the land of the children of his people, to call him, saying, Behold, there is a people come out from Egypt: behold, they cover the face of the earth, and they abide over against me…” – Numbers 22:2-5

This conspiracy against Israel erupts into a war that results in the destruction of Midian and the death of Balaam. In order to stay on topic, we’re going to skip over most of the Balaam story and jump to the end.

And they warred against the Midianites, as the LORD commanded Moses; and they slew all the males. And they slew the kings of Midian, beside the rest of them that were slain; namely, Evi, and Rekem, and Zur, and Hur, and Reba, five kings of Midian: Balaam also the son of Beor they slew with the sword.”  – Numbers 31:8

Israel emerges victorious and slays every grown man, every male child, and every woman that wasn’t a virgin, in order to prevent the birth of more Midianites. Some of the Midianites survived, but this was a huge blow to their population. This slaughter and the death of Balaam also leads to a brief moment of peace between Israel and Edom.

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A Sudden Change of Policy

Believe it or not, there was a very short period of trade between Israel and Edom. After the war with Midian, Israel camped in Mount Sier, which was Edomite territory. When it was finally time to leave, God gave them specific instructions regarding the Edomites:

“And the LORD spake unto me, saying, Ye have compassed this mountain long enough: turn you northward. And command thou the people, saying, Ye are to pass through the coast of your brethren the children of Esau, which dwell in Seir; and they shall be afraid of you: take ye good heed unto yourselves therefore: Meddle not with them; for I will not give you of their land, no, not so much as a foot breadth; because I have given mount Seir unto Esau for a possession. Ye shall buy meat of them for money, that ye may eat; and ye shall also buy water of them for money, that ye may drink.” – Deuteronomy 2:2-6

This brotherly economy didn’t last long at all, but for a brief moment, Israel and Edom were at peace with each other. At his point just after the Exodus, both Israel and Edom still acknowledged that they were brothers.

Inconsistency #7 – Edom Remained In Africa

We know that Israel use to be officially considered part of Africa, which means that the Edomites had remained in Africa all during the 400+ years of Israel’s enslavement to Egypt. Reason tells us that if Israel was dark after spending over 400 years in Egypt, then it would make sense the Edom would be dark too… at least up until this point.

Secondary Questions

  • If Edomites were living in Africa post Exodus, what are the odds that they would’ve been white?
  • If Edomites were white, why wasn’t it mentioned in scripture at all?
Inconsistency #8 – No Close Genetic Relation

The belief that Edom are today’s white people isn’t actually founded on genealogy or DNA, but the assumption that white people are Edom. There is no DNA study or historical evidence that black people and white people share a common ancestor dating back to Abraham.

Secondary Questions

  • If today’s white people are Edom, why don’t they share similar DNA markers with tribes like the Lemba?
  • Why didn’t Edom develop melanoma from living in Africa like EuropeanJews” do today, if they were white?


Edomites Under King David

During the reign of David there were many wars, but one specific battle resulted in him taking over Edom, installing garrisons, and Edom becoming subject to him:

“And he put garrisons in Edom; throughout all Edom put he garrisons, and all they of Edom became David’s servants. And the LORD preserved David whithersoever he went.” – 2 Samuel 8:14

We’re going to get into the slavery issue between Edom and Israel in the next part, but it is important to note that slavery seems to be the chosen form of punishment between the two nations. And just like all forms of slavery, eventually those enslaved attempt to fight back or flee.

Many of us have rightfully pointed out the the Hebrews often fled into Africa in order to escape Asian and European invasion. In order to remain consistent, we must also apply that to the following reference to Hadad and the Edomite servants of his father.

“And the LORD stirred up an adversary unto Solomon, Hadad the Edomite: he was of the king’s seed in Edom. For it came to pass, when David was in Edom, and Joab the captain of the host was gone up to bury the slain, after he had smitten every male in Edom; (For six months did Joab remain there with all Israel, until he had cut off every male in Edom:) That Hadad fled, he and certain Edomites of his father’s servants with him, to go into Egypt; Hadad being yet a little child.” – 1 Kings 11:17

Inconsistency #9 – Edomites Fled Into Africa

According to these verses, David’s mighty man Joab began killing Edomite males, which led to Hadad and his father’s Edomite servant’s fleeing into Africa to escape. Its hard to even think of a reason any non black person would flee into Africa to hide. They’d easily stand out and anyone could point pursuers in the right direction if they came looking.

Secondary Questions

  • Why did Hadad and other Edomites flee into Africa if they didn’t look like Africans?
  • Why is it assumed that Hebrews hid in Africa because they were black, but not assumed that the same exact reason for flight into Africa would apply to their Edomite brothers.

The Breakdown

The Bible paints a clear picture of a dysfunctional family. The descendants of Lot (Moabites) are the cousins of Israel, Midian descended from Jacob’s uncle, and Edom was his brother. What’s interesting are the motivations behind each betrayal:

Even though they all have their reasons, it is Edom that takes any opportunity that they can to harm Israel… even into the 1600s through the Transatlantic Slave Trade, and possibly into the modern age. In Part 3 we’re going to get into the Edomite rebellion and the long term plot to get rid of Israel permanently. Make sure you subscribe so you don’t miss the next installment in this series.

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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


  • Do Hebrew Israelites dislike (can’t say hate since it goes against love and God is love) all white people or only the ones that refuse to accept the truth? Thank you for answering and thank you for your research!

      • Liar. You most certainly are a BHI, you can tell by the way you speak. You hate White people the same as they do. You preach hatred and racism towards White people so do they. You are a Black supremacist who believes White people are non-humans and are inferior to Blacks so do they.

        • 1. Everything you said is a lie. Not all black people that believe in a black Christ and black Israel are BHI. If that’s the case every white person is KKK since they claim to be Christian. Take your racist idiot comments and leave.

          2. I don’t preach hate or racism. I teach HISTORY based on actions of white people towards black people. Just like it would be stupid to let 100 snakes in your house if someone told you that 10 were poisonous and would kill your children. Same deal with white people based on your history and ACTIONS… not your skin color stupid. Be decent human beings and people would hate you for being scumbags. Only moronic white people hate based solely on skin color.

    • The Bible gives a list of what God hates. To say that God is love and not hate — makes God into a hypocrite since He hates sin/sinners.

      Read the Bible — it states that the people that took the Israelites into captivity are their Enemies. Those that maintain laws/regulations against you are not your friends/kinsmen —

      People that shot you in the street for no reason and lie about it — and their government hold them unaccountable — Obadiah tells of the description of Edomites in the last days.

      Proverbs 6:16These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:

      17A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,

      18An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,

      19A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.

  • God does not show partiality. ‘There is neither Jew nor Greek, male nor female, slave nor free, for you are all ONE in Christ Jesus.’ Gal 3:28.

    • We don’t need your help with doctrine at all. We don’t need any Eurocentric interpretations of scripture.

      1. That verse ONLY applies to saved people… not to the unsaved.

      2. It doesn’t erase historical FACTS.

      3. It doesn’t give Europeans the right to lie and try to claim history that isn’t theirs.

      4. Everyone outside of Israel is ADOPTED into the root.. learn what grafted in means.

      Other than that, keep your doctrine to yourself. We don’t need or want any kind of doctrine, permission, or validation from Europeans about teaching OUR OWN HISTORY to the people it was written about and for… us TRUE Hebrews.

      There’s NOTHING wrong with pointing out that Europeans have lied for centuries about who we are… furthermore, ALL of the promises to Israel are still valid, otherwise God is a liar… simple as that.

      Isaiah 11:11 doesn’t name a single European nation. Joel 3 is very specific that was has been done to Hebrews at the hands of Europeans is the reason for the events in Revelation.

      But to further show that you’re a hypocrite when it comes to that verse… I bet you’re not OK with two Christ believing men dating each other… since you want to strip the context of the verse “neither male nor female”… but you people sure do love to throw it out when we start talking history and culture. Europeans will look for any excuse to lie about history, steal other people’s history, and then act like you’ve done no wrong.

      Theft is wrong… period. Lying is wrong… period.

      So if you don’t like what it taught here, don’t read the site. Don’t bother with any long doctrine responses because no European interpretation of scripture will be posted on this site. Take the lies and false application of scripture on lying European sites that believe Christ can be any race they want even if its contradictory to scripture.

      • Jesus was ‘without father, without mother, without ancestry but made like a Son of God..’ That’s what I’m trying to share with you.

        • I don’t need you to share any European interpretation with me at all. He clearly had a physical ancestry or are you teaching that he WAS NOT born as the Bible clearly says he was?

          You’re wasting your time here. I’m leading Hebrews to truth that European lies and their false white Jesus have been responsible for pushing them away from. How about you continue believing false European doctrine and keep that nonsense to yourself. We don’t need doctrine from you or any other European.

          • Jonathan Smith -

            I just purchased your new book you published when it comes out on the 15th of November. You can check out my youtube username
            Judah 4 Life

        • Anna — where does it state Christ didn’t have a father or mother?

          You are confusing Him from what was stated about Melchisedec.

          Hebrews 7:3 – Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God; abideth a priest continually.

          Galatians 4: 4But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, 5To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons. 6And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father. 7Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.

          John 3: 16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

          So, it is clear that Christ had both a mother and father — though some believe it was Joseph — the words used throughout the Bible never used the terms Begot or that Joseph had sex with her — where it is clear throughout the Bible each time someone had sex to bring forth an Offspring.

          To believe that sexual intercourse is the only means a female can get pregnant — falls under the false doctrine of humans.

          Did not God create mankind? — what limits Him – the Creator from placing Himself in the womb of a woman?

          Look to the science of today — females are able to get pregnant without having sex. All that is needed is the joining of the egg and the sperm.

          God Created all parts of mankind — what limits are placed on how God can produce a baby in the womb???

          God promised to bring forth an offspring from David — Would not the creator of David have the DNA of David to place in the female?

          What or whom can call that unnatural?– when God created nature.

  • This is awesome work! I am a neophyte when learning and accepting who I am or may be. Thank you very much

    • Black History In The Bible -

      Do some research on leprosy, vitiligo, and albinism. Naaman had albinism, not the disease leprosy. He was born with white skin and didn’t want it. Which is why Gehazi was cursed to have white skin… him and his descendants. Leprosy was not always the disease. Same with vitiligo. Non contagious white spots on the skin.

  • I found this interesting 2 king 5:17-27.. White race.
    2 Kings 5 (KJV)
    27. The leprosy therefore of Naaman shall cleave unto thee, and unto thy seed for ever. And he went out from his presence a leper as white as snow.

    • Black History In The Bible -

      I’ve touched on that in some of my past studies posted on the site. It’s not really relevant to this though. Nor does it point to the origin of the white race. It’s moreso a curse of albinism.

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