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Black Characters in The Bible | Black History According to The Scripture

Daniel 10:5-6 also describes the Messiah in prophecy. Song of Solomon 1:5 tells you he is black. Job 30:30 shows you his skin is black. There are so many more descriptions of the Israelites being black, we just need to read.

Man was made of the dust of the ground… What color is the dirt? All shades of brown and the deeper you go, the darker it gets. Acts 17:26, which states that the Most High made all people from one original bloodline or one source. This, we emphasize, is the only view that is consistent with the true message of Scripture. Nevertheless, these other hideously distorted ideas have been promulgated, and some still have a degree of influence even today.

Truth, all of the Israelites are Black. The Hebrews once freed by the Most High through Moses, were in the wilderness. So if Egypt is in the continent of Africa……then the Israelites were in the wilderness of Africa!!! When Yahshua was born Yahweh told Joseph in a dream to take Mary and Yahshua to Egypt (Africa). The Bible is Black History.

According to Genesis, Noah had three sons Shem, Ham, and Japheth. The son of Ham, Cush is considered to be the father of the Cushite, the black people of Africa. The Cushites were used by the Most High in significant ways throughout the Old and New Testaments. Cush’s son, Nimrod, “was a mighty hunter before the Lord” (Genesis 10:8). Nimrod was the King of Babel and the center of his kingdom was Babylon. He also built cities, one of which was Nineveh.

There is a strong tradition that some of the descendants of Noah through his son Ham were black. Ham had a son named Cush, which means “black” in Hebrew. Cush is the most common term designating color in reference to persons, people or lands used in the Bible. It’s used 58 times in the King James Version. The Greek and Latin word is Ethiopia. In classical literature, Greek and Roman authors describe Ethiopians as black. Archaeology has found these people to be black. In the book of Jeremiah, the question is asked, “Can the Ethiopian change his skin?”

Note: If you attended our Black History class you know that the Hamites are the Egyptians.

Zephaniah was a Cushite of Ethiopian descent and a prophet in Israel. Though he is known as one of the minor prophets, his prophetic ministry was in no way minor. He prophesied during the time of Judah, a time of great trouble in Israel. His dominant subject was that of the “day of the LORD.” This was not about the final days of the earth, but about the day of judgment in the lives of the people of Judah, who were ignoring the Most High's will.

Zipporah the Cushite of Ethiopian descent was the wife of Moses. Zipporah lived in Midian with her grandfather, Reuel; her father Jethro, and her six sisters. When Moses was in Midian, he saved Zipporah and her sisters from shepherds who tried to steal their water. As a reward, Reuel allowed Moses to marry Zipporah. She bore him a son and named him Gershom which means “a resident in a foreign land.”

Note: If you attended our Black History class you know that Moses was the king of the cushites after leaving Egypt according to the book of Maccabees in the Apocrypha

Nimrod was Ham’s (the father of the Black races) grandson, and he was the first ruler of human government, according to the Scripture. The Bible indicates Nimrod was the first king in human history and he ruled mankind from the tower of Babel, after the flood of Noah (Genesis 10:10). The world leaned on his hunting prowess for food after the deluge when animals began migrating back to their natural habitats. Nimrod the Great became a mighty hunter before the Lord.

In Genesis 10, Nimrod, son of Cush (whose name means “black”), founded a civilization in Mesopotamia. In Genesis 11, Abraham was from Ur of the Chaldees, a land whose earliest inhabitants included blacks. The people of the region where Abraham came from can be proven historically and archaeologically to have been intermixed racially. So it is possible that Abraham and those who traveled with him could have been racially mixed.

Genesis 14 tells how Abraham’s experiences in Canaan and Egypt brought him and his family into areas inhabited by people who were very likely black. Both archaeological evidence and the account in 1 Chronicles 4 tell us that the land of Canaan was inhabited by the descendants of Ham.

Further black presence can be found in the accounts of Hagar the Egyptian, Ishmael and his Egyptian wife, and Ishmael’s sons, especially Kedar. The Kedarites are mentioned many times in Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and Nehemiah, and the word kedar means “blackness.”

Jeremiah, a prophet of God to his people, was charged with delivering some very unpopular news: the king of Babylon was coming, and he would conquer Jerusalem. The Bible says he was a Cushite servant of the King of Judah. Where is Cush? Many scholars associate it with the kingdom of ancient Ethiopia. Meaning? He was a person of color. (In an earlier prophecy, Jeremiah rhetorically asks if a Cushite can change his skin color, inferring Cushites had dark skin. You can read it in Jeremiah 13:23).

Yashua was not a Christian but a Nazarene.

The Nazarene is someone who will be called a regal prince, suffering servant, and Spirit-anointed Holy Man. Nazareth’s existence early in the first century, skeptics are also fond of denying the fulfilled prophecy of Yahshua (Jesus) being called a Nazarene. At the close of Matthew chapter two, the inspired tax collector recorded that Yahshua's family “came and dwelt in a city called Nazareth, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophets, He shall be called a Nazarene’” Matthew 2:23.

Revelation 1:14-15 offers a clue that Jesus's skin was a darker hue and that his hair was woolly in texture. The hairs of his head, it says, "were white as white wool, white as snow. His eyes were like a flame of fire, his feet were like burnt bronze, refined as in a furnace.” This means Yahshua had wooly hair like those of African descent and he was very dark-skinned. Buy him being a Nazarite he couldn't cut his hair just as Sampson who was also a Nazarine.


Judges 13:3-5

3 And the angel of the Lord appeared unto the woman, and said unto her, Behold now, thou art barren, and bearest not: but thou shalt conceive, and bear a son.

4 Now therefore beware, I pray thee, and drink not wine nor strong drink, and eat not any unclean thing:

5 For, lo, thou shalt conceive, and bear a son; and no razor shall come on his head: for the child shall be a Nazarite unto God from the womb: and he shall begin to deliver Israel out of the hand of the Philistines.


In Judges 13:24-25, the passage finally ends with the birth of Samson.

While Samson was explicitly commanded to be a nazirite (Judges 13:5), the word "Nazirite" was not used regarding Samuel, rather he was "given to the Lord" and forbidden to cut his hair (1 Samuel 1:11).

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Dr. Mar'Jae
Dr. Mar'Jae
Jun 04, 2023

I really like the point of the dirt. "Man was made of the dust of the ground… What color is the dirt? All shades of brown and the deeper you go, the darker it gets." It really gets you thinking. Its true and the more I think about it the clearer it gets. We are the chosen people of israel.

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