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Race In The Bible

Race Relations In The Bible: The 12 Tribes of Israel – Part 5

Race Relations In The Bible: The 12 Tribes of Israel – Part 5

Race In The Bible
Who were the Hebrews? What nationalities did they consist of? Why isn’t this taught in Sunday School? We’re about to answer a few questions and probably create a few new question in the process. With that said, let’s get to it: The Twelve Tribes of Israel In Part 4 we looked at the parental ethnicities of all of Jacob’s wives and sons. It is these same sons that will come to be known as The Twelve Tribes of Israel. So let’s take a look at each of the twelve sons and see who they chose as wives. 1. Reuben (Hebrew + Syrian): When the other brothers decided to kill Joseph, it was Reuben that intervened. According to scripture, Reuben slept with Bilhah, but the name of his wife is not mentioned. The sons of Reuben were: Hanoch (Hebrew + Syrian + ?) Phallu (Hebrew
Race Relations In The Bible: Ishmael To Esau – Part 4

Race Relations In The Bible: Ishmael To Esau – Part 4

Race In The Bible
Who was Ishmael married to and where did she come from? What ethnicity was Rebekah? What ethnicity were Rachel and Leah? Why didn’t Isaac approve of Esau’s wife? We have lots of stuff to cover, so let’s get this party started. The Lineage of Ishmael After Hagar fled with teenage Ishmael, the Angel of the Lord found them and blessed Ishmael. This blessing is going to become very important down the line. Just as Abraham was given the promise to become a great nation, so was Ishmael. In fact, God promised that Ishmael would have 12 sons, similar to Jacob. According to scripture, Ishmael was raised in the wilderness of Paran (Genesis 21:20), and became an archer. Depending on the source, the wilderness of Paran was located on the Western most part of the Arabian Peninsula
Race Relations In The Bible: The Sons of Abraham – Part 3

Race Relations In The Bible: The Sons of Abraham – Part 3

Race In The Bible
Did the lines of Shem and Ham mix? Did God bless this mixture? Who was Keturah? We’re going to get into some great information in this study, so make sure you pull out a pen and take some notes. Before we get started, just know that I’m going to use the name Abraham when referring to Abraham and his previous name Abram. Just wanted to get that out of the way before the emails started. How Many Wives Did Abraham Have? When we think of “Father Abraham”, we usually think of Sarai/Sarah and sometimes Hagar gets a mention. Let’s look at the list of his wives. Sarah (Hebrew + ?) Hagar (Egyptian/African) Keturah (unknown ethnic origin) While we don’t know the complete ethnic origin Sarah and Keturah, we do know that Keturah’s name means, “thick smoke.” Most times thic
Race Relations In The Bible: Noah & Sons – Part 2

Race Relations In The Bible: Noah & Sons – Part 2

Race In The Bible
What race was Noah? Did all races really come from Shem, Ham, and Japheth? What was the curse of Ham all about? These are just some of the questions we are going to attempt to answer in this study. If God really flooded the earth, how is it possible that all races currently on earth came from one man? As if the story of Noah wasn’t already unbelievable, but we are also expected to accept that all of the races currently on earth are directly related to Noah. Let’s start with the most logical question: How Many People Made It Onto The Ark? According to scripture, only Noah and his wife, Shem and his wife, Ham and his wife, and Japheth and his wife made it onto the ark. That’s 8 people total. This is also confirmed elsewhere in the Bible: “Which sometime were disobed
Race Relations In The Bible: Adam and Eve – Part 1

Race Relations In The Bible: Adam and Eve – Part 1

Race In The Bible
Was everyone in the Bible white? Could Jesus have been black? Who was the Queen of Sheba? Was interracial marriage forbidden? These are some of the questions that we’ve been debating on Facebook lately, and it prompted me to really dig into the subject. Introduction To The Series This series is going to be an intense and scriptural look into race relations in the Bible. It’s not about saying any specific person is any specific race, but a good, honest look into the subject. Far too often people like to avoid the issue of race in scripture because it challenges preconceived notions and long held beliefs that may not be true. Discussion and Debate Are Encouraged Links To Other Resources Are Encouraged Enjoy The Study At the end of each part in the series, you’ll

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