This information may come as a shock to many people in the world today. But did you know that African ancestors wrote the Bible?
When many people are asked; who wrote the Bible? Many respond by saying the Jews of the Israelites wrote it. Technically that is incorrect. The name Israelites meant the people of the nation of Israel and the Jews was one section of this nation of Israel. The nation of Israel was made up of 12 tribes. Theese 12 tribes of the nation of Israel, which included the Jews, were known as the Hebrews. Therefore, the people known as the Hebrews wrote the Bible.
Contrary to what you may have heard or thought, the Hebrew were not white people. White people did not read the Bible. Not a single book of the Bible was written by a white man. The Hebrew people who wrote the Bible were black people.
Have you ever seen an image of the Hebrews who wrote the Bible? Below is an image of how the Hebrew people looked like.
Even though the image does not show the colour of the people you can tell they are black by their afro-textured hair. The only people on this Earth with afro-textured hair are black people.
It may come as a surprise to know that before the Suez Canal was built in recent history to cut Israel from Africa, most of what is Israel was part of the African continent. In fact, the Sinai desert where Moses and the rest of the Israelites wandered for 40 years was then and is still part of Egypt. And as you may be aware it is still part of the African continent. This means Africans wrote the Bible and since it records the history of these African people, this makes the Bible the bonafide Black History Book.
In addition to the image shown, all over in the Bible, the Scriptures confirm the Bible writers where black people. This confirmation is provided in both the old and new Testaments.
To give you an example, in the new Testament, we read about the apostle Paul who was mistaken for a black man by a white romance soldier.
In Acts 21:37 – 39 we read of this encounter, which tells the world the complexion of the apostle Paul. The following is what is says.
37 And as Paul was to be led into the castle, he said unto the chief captain, May I speak unto thee? Who said, Canst thou speak Greek?
38 Art not thou that Egyptian, which before these days madest an uproar, and leddest out into the wilderness four thousand men that were murderers?
39 But Paul said, I am a man which am a Jew of Tarsus, a city in Cilicia, a citizen of no mean city: and, I beseech thee, suffer me to speak unto the people.
King James Version (KJV)
In that short conversation, we can glimpse the complexion of Paul. The captain of the guard may have been a white Roman soldier and because Paul looked different and dark as an Egyptian he mistook for an African man.
Nevertheless, some may still argue that Paul may have been just a few in Israel who looked dark. “Not true!” According to Roman historians at the time the Hebrews were black people. Tacitus the Roman historian wrote: “the Jews of A.D. 90 and bounding in Europe were called Ethiopians.”
Note: at that time in history, the continent was no call Africa and the black people were called Ethiopians.
A.D. 90 is not long after the death of Christ. Therefore, if the Romans referred to the Jews as black people this meant Jesus himself was a black man/ an Ethiopian.
Thanks to the apostle Paul and the Roman historian Tacitus, we know the complexion of the Hebrews during the time of Christ was black.
But how about going further back in time? Let’s look at how they looked like during the time of the old Testament. The image you see on this page is from Assyrian art and is showing the appearance of the Hebrews in those ancient times. As they say, the picture is more than 1000 words. The fact is well demonstrated in the image you see. Going by their Afro-textured hair it is clear they were black during the time of the old Testament. Only black people have Afro-textured hair.
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