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

36 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.

      1. Actually, dust is dust, dirt is dirt, and false, the deeper you go doesn’t actually mean a thing. And some is as white as snow. Some is green, let’s not glaze over that.

    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.

    3. Truth, all of the Israelites are Black. The Hebrews once being freed by God through Moses, where in the wilderness. So if Egypt is in the contientent of Africa……then the Israelites wre in the wilderness of Africa!!! Alao when Jesus was born God told Jospeh in a dream to take Mary and Jesus to Egypt(Africa) . Basically the Bible is Black history

      1. Egypt was black and will always be black. Just accept the truth. The Pharoahs and the children of israel were all black lol

  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.

  3. I’m studying my Bible now and see that we are the chosen people of God and how important it is to understand God’s plan for his people.

    1. I have recently settled on the same path. Something I always felt and it was right before our eyes I. Scripture. But to suggest the current recognized nation of Israel as not being the original Hebrews lends us to scrutiny as Holocaust deniers and Anti-Semitic…but it couldn’t be farther from the truth. Those the world currently views as Jew-“ish” are indeed Jews…but they are the descendants of converted Jews. Recognizing this doesn’t deny the struggle of converted Jews who lived through the holocaust or those that died during it. They were persecuted for their faith. The persecution of the original Hebrews and their descendants (every African and African American, as well as, those of African descent displaced all around the globe) has been endless from the beginning of time to now. They have always been run out, enslaved, disenfranchised, marginalized, and murdered for the color of their skin and the world has been told these people (actual royalty and Kingdom inheritors) That they are somehow less than simply because of their skin. They are the inbodiment of the creation and the image/likeness of God the creator. They are God’s chosen. I do believe the acceptance of Christ as their/our savior is the key to reaching God the Father, and he, too, was black. The idea that blacks are inherently African first, is the deception. Black people are the original Hebrews. Again, this doesn’t take away from those who converted to Judaism – the Kaizars (sp?) – to insensate they aren’t Jewish or less important as A Jewish nation. But, I will addnit’s important to note the different in a state religion and those serving God. Benjamin Netanyahu is not a descendant of the original Hebrews. Criticizing the state of Israel – it’s government – is not criticizing a religious people. It is not anti-Semitic. Denying blacks their origination is and it it quite telling that in Januarynof this year B. N. gave an ultimatum for black refugees in Israel to get out. There is a lot more that I could say about this, but it’s all in the prophetic Word of God. I ask that those calling yourselves Christian and those calling yourselves Jewish, look at the prophesies in the Old and New Testament through this lens of race and open yourself to the Holy Spirit leading you. If you don’t come to the same conclusion as I have, please enlighten us as to your findings. The #woke movement s much more that many expect or think. God is waking up his church, his Chosen, and those seeking God and understanding. For those seeking self, or party and government salvation…they’re gonna fall faster and faster asleep. Be woke in the Word, daily. He will not fail you.

      1. I agree with you 100 percent, the sad part of s that most of our people don’t understand this because a Caucasian did not tell them this.

      2. I don’t understand how people don’t realize that the Hebrews where people of color, Moses could not have lived in Egypt as the king daughter son unless he shared their skin tone.

  4. Christianity is a European religion that has nothing to do with black folks. Islam is an Arabian movement that has nothing to do with black folks. Every one denounced the Spiritual way and become followers of others. The Europeans control the world and don’t matter what we think or believe they will never accept us. Religions have destroyed the cradle of humanity and most hop on to the European way of life. The Europeans knew we are but be have trampled down and belittled that we even forgot who we once were. What is the colour of the God you worshipped and whose image do you portrait and placed upon your walls.

  5. God is not respectful of races. The Only Way to God is thru his son Jesus the Christ who died upon the cross rose on the third day and now sits at the right hand of God making intercession for you and me.

  6. Read, Revelation 1:13-15 and Daniel 10:5-6 and you will see that JESUS is a Black man, It matters because it is in the BIBLE. SONG OF SOLOMON 1:5-6

    1. Revelation 1 portrays Jesus as Judge, not a black man. He is Hebrew, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Judah, one of the twelve sons of Jacob. He was a Jew but there is no mention of color. Genesis 49 gives a prophecy, in Jacob’s blessing to and upon Joseph, that Christ he is the shepherd and stone of Israel. In other words, Christ is the rock of offense and stone of stumbling. To the Jews, he is one and to the gentiles, he is the other.

      1. How can a true believer not accept that Jesus was black? The bible clearly says he had skin of bronze and hair of wool. Caucasians do not have bronze skin nor hair of wool. Even King James could not hide that fact from the bible

  7. I never new who I was as a black man, but now I know that Jesus is my brother, i now have a good reason to lov him more.

    1. Anthony, this is quite possibly the very best comment to anything I or anyone else has said on the matter. Everyone, when you get a chance watch Ron Dalton Jr.’s “Hebrews to Negros: Wake Up Black America,” as well as, his new release “H2N: Revelation.” It’s important to know the real history as a matter of perspective and repentance. In the end the only thing that matters is humbling ourselves before our creator and thanking Him for the sacrifice of His Son for our sins before we even existed. What will matter on the day of judgement is does He know you…the bloodline is important, but it’s about the blood and has it been applied to wipe you clean…

  8. I ‘m so thankful for the facts being made to everyone about my Lord,and Savior JESUS the Christ. JESUS blood saved all of GOD’S children on the cross. I’m very interested in my culture and being a Nubian Princess and having high standards and rich blood connection to the KINGDOM. Black is a RICH color that adds shine and beauty to all the other people, don’t hate appreciate what and who you are.

  9. Please remember that race did not exist in biblical times. Ethnicity certainly, but race was a social construct created by white Europeans in round about the 1500s as a way to rationalize enslavement of African peoples. This article looks at biblical characters with a prejudiced US lens. In almost every black character mentioned here, the author points out the negative qualities, as if those of us with more melanin have questionable morals because of it.

  10. Having read the Book of Enoch I’ve concluded that all people were Black in the beginning. That Ethiopia was the Garden of Eden encircled by the 3 rivers. When Cain slue Able he left Eden heading East but ended up in Israel north of Egypt. When Noah was born his father was worried because Noah was born as an Albino likened to the color of the fallen angels and different in color from all other mankind. He was the first white man on Earth. As the World became more corrupt, Noah being a loner was without the sins and corruption of civilization during that time. This implies that Noah’s wife was black and offsprings were of mixed ethnicity. Even today Ethiopia is of Black Jews/Hebrews, God’s chosen people. I believe this is the real reason the Book of Enoch was left out of the King James “Version” of the Bible.

  11. The bible was written by Israelite to Israelite, it’s our ( the Israelites history book only) it’s not Jewish religion, the bible speaks of The Most High’s ppl and their disobedience and punishment throughout the centuries.
    It shows that the Jews and the Israelites is a ppl of color. The great awaken is happening. I am an jew form the tribe of Benjamin.

  12. Have gone through all comments and I do agree the Bible is a book of ⚫ black, read DEUTERONOMY 📚 CHAPTER 28 for more details! Am a proud Hebrew from tribe of Yahudah(aka Judah) the lineage of Yahusha(aka Jesus) Hamashiach(aka Christ) …
    We have to stop this, “WHITE SUPREMACY” and go back to our roots, the ancient way(YIRMAYAHU(aka Jeremiah) 6:16 ….
    May The Most High Yah(YaHUaH) grand us flesh heart instead of stone heart, and renewal of our spirit (Ezekiel 36:26-27) so that we can keep His commandments and do His judgements … SHALOM SHALOM BRETHREN

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