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“Then they fasted that day, and put on sackcloth, and cast ashes upon their heads, and rent their clothes, and laid open the book of the law, wherein the heathen had sought to paint the likeness of their images.”- 1 Maccabees 3:47-48
What many people don’t realize is that Moses and Paul had one very interesting thing in common… they were both mistaken for African descendants of Ham (Egyptians), even though their lives were separated by nearly 2,000 years. When many people think of Moses, they often think of him as a bearded white man with a long staff. Here’s an example of one such depiction of Moses from film:
“Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters: and they came and drew water, and filled the troughs to water their father’s flock. And the shepherds came and drove them away: but Moses stood up and helped them, and watered their flock. And when they came to Reuel their father, he said, How is it that ye are come so soon to day? And they said, An Egyptian delivered us out of the hand of the shepherds, and also drew water enough for us, and watered the flock.” – Exodus 2:16-19
Over and over again we see the deception of such pictures, and yet we don’t see any outrage from the Church about the intentionally false depictions of Biblical people. If race really doesn’t matter to Christians, why can’t we get a Biblically and historically accurate depiction of Moses similar to the following:
We know that the above pictures is more accurate than what we see in the movies because we can compare the skin color of Moses to the skin color of ancient Egyptians. On the right side of the picture, we see the drowning Egyptians and to the left we see Hebrews. All the same skin color.
In this picture we see Hebrews making brick before the Exodus. And just like the picture before it, we see the consistency of color when Hebrews are put right next to Egyptians.
“You have to understand. Most people are not ready to be unplugged. And many of them are so inured and so hopelessly dependent on the system that they will fight to protect it.” – Morpheus, The Matrix
“O LORD, my strength, and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of affliction, the Gentiles shall come unto thee from the ends of the earth, and shall say, Surely our fathers have inherited lies, vanity, and things wherein there is no profit.” – Jeremiah 16:19