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The Bible explains that the Hebrew were black.

Discussion in 'History & Genealogy' started by Another Lazarus, Nov 30, 2017.

  1. Another Lazarus

    Another Lazarus Old Newbie

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    Song of Solomon 1:5 I am dark but beautiful, O women of Jerusalem--dark as the tents of Kedar, dark as the curtains of Solomon's tents.
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    Lamentations 5:10 Our skin was black like an oven...
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    Lamentation 4:8 Now their faces are blacker than coal. No one recognizes them in the streets.

    Job 30:30 My skin is black on me,

    The Roman depicted the Hebrew as black (historical evidence)


    Israelites: Captives of the Assyrians
    From the palace of Sennacherib, approx. 680 b.c.e. (ref. 2kings 18:13-14).

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    Jesus picture in the Roman catacomb, Jesus is black
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    Images of the True Israelites

    It doesnt matter whether Jesus is black or white or yellow, this is just about history.
     
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  2. mukk_in

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    Not surprised at all brother. But as you mentioned, the risen Lord is brighter than the sun as we shall all be. Hallelujah!
     
  3. Albion

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    If it actually WERE about history, this silly theory would not be still alive and kicking. History doesn't give it any credence.
     
  4. Another Lazarus

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    I quoted verses from the Bible, isnt that credible ?
     
  5. Albion

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    But you gave them your own interpretation! I wasn't challenging the Bible account, just the mistaken theory about what those verses were telling us. Besides which, a lot of your post is not actually focused on the Bible but, rather, with artistic representations of some Biblical event as imagined by a human or, in one case, with a photograph.
     
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  6. Wholesome Thomas

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    That's some pretty poor exegesis, friendo.

    Here the author is talking to the "women of Jerusalem." Why would he have to say that his skin was dark if everyone's skin was dark?

    If you were to read the next verse, you would find out why:

    "6 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."

    It looks from here that he's a bit embarrassed about his sunburned skin.

    Now, now, you can't get away with quoting half a verse and leaving out the half that says that their skin was black because of unusual circumstances.

    If you would have been so thorough as to read the rest of Lamentations 4, you would have found that their black skin was brought up as an example of how sick they were. In fact, if you had read Lamentations 4, you would have even found this:

    "7 Her Nazarites were purer than snow, they were whiter than milk, they were more ruddy in body than rubies, their polishing was of sapphire:"

    Again, you have ignored the context and removed the half of the verse that goes against your point.

    As for the painting, I can't find any sources that refer to it as the earliest depiction of Jesus, and your "treatment" of scripture would lead me to believe that that part was misleading as well.
     
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  7. Another Lazarus

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    The White people cannot become dark as oven even when they get sunburnt.
     
  8. OldWiseGuy

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    What color were the Ethiopians? Jeremiah 13:23
     
  9. OldWiseGuy

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    Exactly. Every example indicates that 'black' was not their natural color.
     
  10. Another Lazarus

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    Exodus 4:6 Then the LORD said, "Put your hand inside your cloak." So Moses put his hand into his cloak, and when he took it out, the skin was leprous --it had become as white as snow.

    If Moses skin was white it could not change into white as snow.
     
  11. OldWiseGuy

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    Moses skin wasn't "white as snow", especially his hands which would have been deeply suntanned. My skin is pinkish, but one of my fingertips sometimes turns 'snow white' as I have a blood circulation problem with it.
     
  12. Jenniferdiana

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    I remember this young woman (who was very nice) told me how i had a strange dark tan to my skin like the hebrews and i am black..lol i still dont know why she told me that though but thats what she said..then again i do like being in the sun too
     
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  13. Dave-W

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    Does not sound to me that dark skin was normal:

    Song of Solomon 1:5
    “I am black but lovely,
    O daughters of Jerusalem,
    Like the tents of Kedar,
    Like the curtains of Solomon.
    6 “Do not stare at me because I am swarthy,
    For the sun has burned me.
    My mother’s sons were angry with me;
    They made me caretaker of the vineyards,
    But I have not taken care of my own vineyard.​
     
  14. Another Lazarus

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    Bnei Menashe Need YOUR Help
    Bnei Menashe the lost tribe
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    Former Sephardic Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar greets members of the Bnei Menashe in Givat Haviva
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    Six soldiers in the IDF from India who claim to be descended from the Tribe of Menashe
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  15. Another Lazarus

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    This is the mighty Operation Solomon by Israelite government to rescue the black Hebrew from Ethiopia.
     
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