Jesus was black? Jews were black? Egyptians were black?

Joseph was mistaken for an Egyptian by his own brothers.
Moses the Hebrew was mistaken for an Egyptian by the Midianites.
Esther easily hid that she was a Jew among Persians, even from Haman, the enemy of the Jews.
Both royal ancesters of Jesus, David is described in Scripture as "ruddy" and Solomon is described in Song of Solomon as being like "ivory." (Song of Solomon 5:14).
Solomon's lover is described as being darkened, (as though bashful about it),  by time in the sun while still having a neck like ivory, Song of Solomon 7:4).

"As pillars of silver upon bases of gold are the legs" of a faithful wife as described in the book "Wisom of Sirach." This would describe white legs upon tanned feet.  (Ecclesiasticus).
Paul, like other Jews, had to be verbally identified as a Jew  among Greeks or be lost in the crowd.
Barnabas and Paul were mistaken for the Greek gods  Zeus and Hermes whose images and statues look very much like modern Greeks.
It was plausible to Jews that a Greek could enter the Temple among the crowd. (Trophymus, a Greek companion of Paul, was so inconspicuous among Jews in Jerusalem that the false accusation that he illegally entered the Temple was plausible).
Paul the Jew was mistaken for an Egyptian by the Roman soldiers in Jerusalem.
Jesus blended in with his disciples, fellow Galileean Jews, so much so that Judas was needed to identify Him for arrest.
(Peter blended in with Jerusalem Jews so much that he was identified as "a Galileean" only by his manner of speech).

Only Ethiopians are mentioned in scripture as being conspicuous for skin color.

If Jesus was black, the Jews of Bible times would have been black, the Egyptians would have been black, Greek gods were black, Persians and Greeks easily concealing black Jews among themselves, even from persecutors. And the Ethiopians of Bible times, noted for their skin color, would have been something other than black to be notably distinct from them all. If these things were so, we would have to give up on almost everything we know about the physical appearance of ancient peoples, discarding the lasting evidences of ancient artwork and modern ethnic groups representing the same ancient names, continuing the same languages, the same identities.


No flesh will glory in His presence.

 

Joseph was unrecognizable among Egyptians by his own brothers.

Genesis 42:3-9
 Then ten of Joseph's brothers went down to buy grain from Egypt. 4 But Jacob did not send Benjamin, Joseph's brother, with the others, because he was afraid that harm might come to him. 5 So Israel's sons were among those who went to buy grain, for the famine was in the land of Canaan also.

6 Now Joseph was the governor of the land, the one who sold grain to all its people. So when Joseph's brothers arrived, they bowed down to him with their faces to the ground. 7 As soon as Joseph saw his brothers, he recognized them, but he pretended to be a stranger and spoke harshly to them. "Where do you come from?" he asked.

"From the land of Canaan," they replied, "to buy food."

8 Although Joseph recognized his brothers, they did not recognize him.
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Moses the Hebrew was mistaken for an Egyptian by the Midianites. Exodus 2:15-19
 Moses fled from Pharaoh and went to live in Midian, where he sat down by a well. 16 Now a priest of Midian had seven daughters, and they came to draw water and fill the troughs to water their father's flock. 17 Some shepherds came along and drove them away, but Moses got up and came to their rescue and watered their flock.

18 When the girls returned to Reuel their father, he asked them, "Why have you returned so early today?"

19 They answered, "An Egyptian rescued us from the shepherds. He even drew water for us and watered the flock."
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Esther easily hid that she was a Jew among Persians, even from Haman, the enemy of the Jews.  
Both royal ancesters of Jesus, David is described in Scripture as "ruddy" and Solomon is described in Song of Solomon as being like "ivory." (Song of Solomon 5:14).  
Solomon's lover is described as being darkened, (as though bashful about it),  by time in the sun while still having a neck like ivory, Song of Solomon 7:4).  
"As pillars of silver upon bases of gold are the legs" of a faithful wife as described in the book "Wisom of Sirach." This would describe white legs upon tanned feet.  (Ecclesiasticus).  
Paul, like other Jews, had to be verbally identified as a Jew  among Greeks or be lost in the crowd.  
Barnabas and Paul were mistaken for the Greek gods  Zeus and Hermes whose images and statues look very much like modern Greeks.  
It was plausible to Jews that a Greek could enter the Temple among the crowd. (Trophymus, a Greek companion of Paul, was so inconspicuous among Jews in Jerusalem that the false accusation that he illegally entered the Temple was plausible).  
Paul the Jew was mistaken for an Egyptian by the Roman soldiers in Jerusalem.  
Jesus blended in with his disciples, fellow Galileean Jews, so much so that Judas was needed to identify Him for arrest.  
(Peter blended in with Jerusalem Jews so much that he was identified as "a Galileean" only by his manner of speech).  
Only Ethiopians are mentioned in scripture as being conspicuous for skin color.  

 

 

 

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