Most people believe that most Bible figures are Americans because most biblical characters are depicted in white paintings, however I’ve compiled a list of five people who are actually black.

1. Zipporah: While the Israelites or Hebrews were enslaved in Egypt, Moses murdered an Egyptian who was slapping a Hebrew, an offense for which Pharaoh sought Moses’ death. As a result, Moses fled Egypt and came in Midian. Reuel’s daughters came to water their father’s flocks one day while he sat beside a well. Other shepherds arrived and chased the girls away so they could tend to their own flocks. Moses stood up for the females and tended to their flocks. When they returned home, their father said, “How did you get home so early today?” An Egyptian rescued us from the shepherds, and he even drew water for us and watered the flock, the girls replied. So, where is he now? They were questioned by Reuel. “Why did you abandon him? Invite him to supper and break bread with you.” After that, Reuel made Moses Zipporah his wife.

2. Asenath:

Joseph manages to elude his sentence to prison. Joseph is languishing in prison after being wrongfully convicted of a crime he did not commit. However, his sharp mind and gift for interpreting dreams serve him well, and he is summoned before Pharaoh to interpret a terrifying dream. Joseph marries Asenath. Pharaoh is so impressed by Joseph’s cunning that he hires him to reorganize Egypt’s grain supplies. As a result of Joseph’s achievement, Pharaoh arranges for Joseph to marry Asenath, a high-born Egyptian woman.

3. Pharaoh:

Once upon a time, in the far past, before the Common Era (BCE), there was a period known to most European scholars as the fabled Dark Ages. A huge, grand, highly enlightened civilisation of sophisticated, charismatic, strong, and compassionate African monarchs, who would become Egyptian Pharaohs, existed in the territory of Kush. For thousands of years BCE, they flourished, prospered, and reigned. These rulers were students of Africa’s ancient mystery schools, devotees of Amun (one God), and followers of Ma’at’s Laws. Ancient Nubia (another name for Kush) stretched south along the Nile River from the First Cataract to the Shubaluga Gorge, lost in time and shrouded in mystery (Sixth Cataract). The ancient Egyptians, Libyans, Assyrians, Hebrews, and Persians all called this region the Land of Ham, and a little section of it still exists in modern-day Sudan, with a small portion crossing into southern Egypt. The Greeks, Romans, and 19th and early 20th century writers all referred to it as Ethiopia.

Recent archeological finds have confirmed that older Egyptian lineage origins pass from Ethiopia (Grandmother) to Nubia (Mother) to Kemet, aka Egypt (Child). Current Egyptology professors argue that all great civilizations originated in Egypt and Mesopotamia, however new DNA, archeology, and anthropology studies reveal that these were not the first great civilizations, and that Egypt’s roots are definitely traceable back to ancient Africa.

4. The Queen of Sheba:

The Queen of Sheba is a biblical person who appears in the Hebrew Bible for the first time. She delivers a convoy of rich gifts for the Israelite King Solomon in the original narrative. This story has been embellished by Jews, Muslims, and Ethiopians, and has become the topic of one of the most popular and productive legend cycles in the Middle East. Sheba is now associated with the South Arabian kingdom of Saba, which is located in modern-day Yemen, according to historians. Prior to the fall of the Axum Empire, Yemen was one of Ethiopia’s colonies. Historians disagree over the queen’s existence.

5. Hagar:

Sarah and Abraham enslaved, pregnant, abandoned, and freed Hagar, the African mother of many nations who saw and named God. Sarah enslaves her, an African (Egyptian) woman or girl of childbearing age. Regardless of how much agency Hagar has, her tale is inextricably linked to someone else’s. As a result, no one bothers to inquire about, learn, remember, or record her (her) name. Gen 16:1-21 and Gen 21:1-21 tell her story.

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