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WAS CHRIST A BLACK MAN?

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We have established that ancient Egyptians were black people, Kushites living in Africa.

The black Pharaohs of the 25th Dynasty Egypt were in power, including King Piye only 727 years before Christ (727 BC). Subsequently black kings of the dynasty, including Shabaka, Shebitku, Taharqa and Tanutamun, ruled Egypt until the birth of Christ. Originally, Mizraim (Egypt) is the birthplace of civilization. When Christ was born, we saw him freely living and studying in Egypt until he was 12 years old (Matthew 2:13–23). It is almost inconceivable that all the stories of the Bible are set in Africa and Middle East, but we are to believe that all biblical characters were Caucasian with blue eyes and blond hair. Great efforts were made to hide African civilisation, to the extent of cutting the nose of the sphinx of Giza to hide its black features.

It would have been difficult for Joseph, the son of Jacob, to become a Prime Minister in Egypt if he did not look like ancient black Egyptians. The people of this part of Africa did not have issues with skin colour but tribes and nations. The people of the time intermarried very easily because they all were different shades of black. Joseph married a black Egyptian, the mother of his two sons, Manasseh, and Ephraim who would become two of the future Jewish tribes. Moses, who lived even earlier, approximately 1260 BC, was adopted by an ancient Egyptian pharaoh’s daughter and brought into the palace. He grew up playing with the rest of the royal family kids in the palace just like all of them. How was it possible to blend in so well if Moses was Caucasian because the ancient Egyptians were black? Moses married an Ethiopian wife.

‘Numbers 12: 1’ tells the story of Miriam and Aaron slandering Moses for marrying a Cushite wife. Suddenly God is angry, and Miriam becomes leprous, white as snow. With black Africans, leprous (like in vitiligo) skin develops lighter whiter patches (white as snow). In Caucasian people, leprous develops reddish patches not white. The point is that the descendants of Sham and Ham were all black shades of skin and they lived together and intermarried freely. The issue was not skin colour but tribe and nations. Moses was mistaken for an Egyptian on one occasion in Exodus 2: 17, which confirms that he was black. Today it is difficult to believe that Egypt was once totally black. As the center of education and commerce, all roads led to Egypt Africans returning to their home countries and foreigners stayed and soon outnumbered the Africans.  

King David was black

King David’s mother was a Canaanite (black) Rahab, and his grandmother was Ruth, a Moabite who was also a black Canaanite. 1 Samuel 16: 12 states that Jesse sent for young David, who was dark and handsome, with beautiful eyes. And the Lord said: “This is the one; anoint him.” In some Bible versions, it says he was ‘Ruddy’, meaning ‘dark red’ like the African brown-red soil but defiantly not a Caucasian.

King Solomon was also black

As the story goes, Solomon was the son of Bathsheba the Canaanite (black woman). Bathsheba means daughter of Sheba. Genesis 10: 7-12 states that the sons of Cush were Seba, Havilah, Sabtah, Raamah, and Sabteca. The sons of Raamah were Sheba (father to Bathsheba) and Dedan. In the Song of Solomon 5: 11, King Solomon is described as follows: His head is like the finest gold; his locks are bushy and black as a raven.

New Testament

One of the most famous disciples of Jesus was Apostle Paul and he was well-educated. He could think, write and articulate himself in Koine Greek. Paul went to Jerusalem, where he gained formal instruction, under the instruction of Gamaliel, and became a Pharisee. He wrote most of the books of the New Testament. In Acts 21: 38 KJV, a Roman soldier says: “Art, not thou that Egyptian’, mistaking him for an Egyptian because he was a dark-skinned Hebrew and, therefore, likely Nubian/Ethiopian. Paul describes his own life in Philippians 3: 5–6 and says he is ‘of the tribe of Benjamin’. He was ‘a Hebrew of Hebrews’. However, when you see Apostle Paul in pictures today, he is clearly a Caucasian.  

The recent revelation by Russian President Vladimir Putin of the black-faced religious icon has sparked a serious debate. Was our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ a black man too, as he is depicted in Russian pictures? Read (Rev 1: 14-15) Brass feet, and (Daniel 10: 5-6 bronze feet and arms). Why is the black race so hated everywhere in the world, yet we are not a threat to any race; possibly the poorest race on the richest continent?. There is discrimination against black people on every continent. Surprisingly John 15: 18-25 NIV Jesus Christ says; “If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own.” 

  Jesus was originally Yeshua

Yeshua’s (Yahushua) original Hebrew name was changed by the Greeks to Iēsoûs.  Romans used the  Latin name  Iesvs. The English would later change it to Jesus. The Greeks, who translated the original Bible to Greek from Hebrew, simply did not want to use a ‘barbaric Hebrew’ name as they called it. There is much unfounded yet traditional speculation as to why the name Jesus has persisted for so long in the Christian domain when in reality no Hebrews in first-century Galilee would have been able to direct you to anyone who went by the name that is spelled or pronounced “J-e-s-u-s.” Secondly, the biblical Israelite tribes did not ever name their children Greek, English, or Roman names. If God named his son Yahushua, why did ‘men’ take it upon themselves to change it to Jesus Christ? And why would we call him other than what God named him, through Gabriel? Who are we really praying to? Acts 4: 12 says: “And there is no salvation in any other man, for there is no other ‘name’” under heaven given to the children of men by which it is necessary to receive life.” Comment septembereswatini@gmail.com

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