10 Characters in the Bible You Might Not Have Known Were Black

Queen of Sheba

The first use in the Bible of the word “queen” refers to a Black woman (1 Kings 10:1). Her name is alleged to be Makeda, but the Scriptures refer to her as the Queen of Sheba or the Queen of the South. Her fame was such that 2,000 years after her death, according to blacksinthebible.net, Jesus Christ mentioned her long trip and referred to her challenge of Solomon’s wisdom, which led to a love affair with the wise Jewish king.


Moses, who wrote the first five books of the Bible, married an Ethiopian woman, Zipporah, and was persecuted for it, says blacksinthescriptures.com. He and his family almost lost their lives because she was African and because of her Ethiopic religious roots. “God, Himself, brought judgment time and again because of this African woman,” says blacksinthebible.org. “And Miriam and Aaron spake against Moses because of the Ethiopian woman he had married: for he had married an Ethiopian woman.” (Numbers 12:1)


He was from a line of kings that predated any nation of Europe. They are known as Pharaohs, which means Sun Kings and they ruled the land Ham known as Egypt (Psalm 105:27). Pharaoh was the king of North Africa who said, “Who is the Lord that I should obey Him?”


Western theology vilifies him as cursed and equates his name with swine, according to blacksinthebible.org. He was the son of Noah and helped him build the ark. Ham’s second son inherited his land in Africa upon Ham’s death.


Many call someone whom they deem as uncouth or silly a Nimrod, and, therefore, they show a severe lack of knowledge of Scripture. 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.


This Black woman from Africa is reported in Scripture as the first enslaved sex victim, namely to Abraham, father of the Arab and Jewish people. Abraham impregnated his wife’s African enslaved worker, who she obtained from Pharaoh, the greatest king in Africa. God never acknowledged the child as Abraham’s heir. He would refer to him as “the lad,” the son of the “bond (bondage) woman.”


Asenath was the daughter of an African priest, who named her after a Black goddess the Greeks renamed Minerva. Asenath was a native of Africa and all of her in-laws were Jewish, according to blackwomeninthebible.com. She met her in-laws when her husband summoned all the Jews in the world to Africa to weather a famine.


Tirhakah, king of Ethiopia, waged war against Sennacherib during the reign of King Hezekiah of Judah (2 Kings 19:9; Isaiah 37:9) and drove him from his intention of destroying Jerusalem and deporting its inhabitants, according to blacksinthebible.org. God used this African king to protect the Jews, his chosen people.

Simon the Canaanite

He was the only Black apostle of Jesus Christ. He converted to the Nation of Israel to become a Jew through the article of circumcision, says blacksinthebible.net.

Simon of Cyrene

The only race that did not willingly participate in the capital murder of Jesus was Blacks, according to blacksinthebible.org. However, Simon of Cyrene had the cross of the Son of God slammed on his back by a European guard and was forced to carry the cross of “humanity’s shame” the rest of the way to the crucifixion.

source: atlantablackstar.com by


8 thoughts on “10 Characters in the Bible You Might Not Have Known Were Black”

  1. Your article say Simon the Canaanite was the only black apostle of the Messiah. But most historians say the Shemites and thus the Israelites were black. And this means all the apostles were black. The Israelites lived comfortably with the Hamites, mostly the Egyptians and the Ethiopians. Joseph’s brothers could not recognise him among the Egyptians after they sold him to them. To me the crucifixion was a racist onslaught, the white Romans versus the Messiah who said he would liberate the black Jews. The description of the Messiah given by John in Revelations 1:13-15 does not sound white at all.

    1. Your comment is correct. 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.

    2. EVERYONE in the Bible were black. The Most high. His Son. All the prophets. Including the angels. Black people are the children of ISRAEL (God’s chosen)
      Please do some research.

  2. I agree. I didn’t write this article. I thought is was interesting tho. All of the articles on my page have the source at the bottom of them. I posted it to spark intellectual conversation. I believe humanity began in Africa.

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