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.

Zipporah

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)

Pharaoh

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?”

Ham

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.

Nimrod

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.

Hagar

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

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

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

16 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.

  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.

  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.

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