The Surprising Truth About The Bible And Dark Skin

It is written:

“I am dark, but lovely, O daughters of Jerusalem, Like the tents of Kedar, Like the curtains of Solomon. 6  Do not look upon me, because I am dark, Because the sun has tanned me. My mother’s sons were angry with me; They made me the keeper of the vineyards, But my own vineyard I have not kept.” (Song Of Solomon 1:5-6)

Many people are not aware of some of the teachings of Scripture which discuss the fact that many of God’s people throughout time have had dark skin.

One author has pointed out:

“Well, for starters, Ephraim and Manasseh are two of the twelve tribes of Israel, right? According to Genesis 41, they were the sons of Joseph and an Ethiopian woman. They were 50 percent black. The fathers of two tribes of Israel were black. Ever seen that in the Bible story pictures? “Jethro was a Midianite from Southern Arabia, which was occupied by Ethiopians. He was the father of Zipporah, wife of Moses, who was a Cushite, an Ethiopian—says so in Numbers 12. Jethro’s family were believers, proselytes to the Jewish faith. Moses married this black woman, and when Miriam grumbled about this interracial marriage, God gave her leprosy to teach her a lesson. “Or how about David? His great-grandmother was Rahab, a Canaanite, from the line of Ham, father of the black race. David’s grandmother was Ruth, a Moabite, another Canaanite tribe. By American standards, anyone with black blood is considered black. So, David easily had enough black blood that if he lived in America today he’d be called black. “Solomon was David’s son by a Hamitic woman Bathsheba, whose name means ‘daughter of Sheba,’ an African. Zephaniah the prophet was a descendent of ‘Cush,’ a black man. And look at the messianic line of Jesus. In his legal genealogy, through Joseph, four women are mentioned—Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, and Bathsheba. Now, all four of those were descendants of Ham, the black line of humanity. All of them were black! Jesus’ mother Mary was also a descendant of Tamar, Rahab, and Ruth. There may have been other Hamitic blood in Jesus too, but as far as we know, there was no Japhetic blood, no white blood. Those who teach that having black African blood in you puts you under a curse must believe Jesus was under a curse—that the whole messianic line was cursed! By American standards, Jesus had enough African blood to be called black.” (Randy Alcon, Ollie Chandler Collection: Three Novels: Deadline, Dominion, Deception, 19123-19133 (Kindle Edition); Colorado Springs, Colorado; MULTNOMAH BOOKS)

When we add up these facts, we can see yet more reasons why racism is absolutely and utterly unbiblical.

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