PHYSICAL APPEARANCE OF THE
ANCIENT HEBREW Yashar'YAH (ISRAELITES)
For years we have (like the vast majority of the people of the world) been led to believe that the ancient people of the Old Testament Scripture were white people, when in fact they were "black." Hollywood movies, television, and our educational systems have taken the lead for the ranks of deception.
We have allowed ourselves to be deceived because we have played into the ranking of the races. This is where each group seeks for the superiority of his or her own race over another.
Long before the modern anthropologists and ethnologists divided up humanity into "races," which they called "black," "brown," "yellow," "red," and "white," (which has occurred only in the last three hundred years or so), the self- identification of Blacks by their skin color is a practice which is thousands of years old. Not only did the ancient Blacks of the Scripture describe themselves, and the people of their lands by their skin color, but YAHUAH described them as being "black" as well. [Read Ekah (Lamentations) 4:8; 5:10; Iyob (Job) 30:30; Shir ha Shirim (Song of Solomon) 1: 5,6. (Amos 9:7 The Ethiopians are understood and are embraced as a nation of Black people).
The very classification of the human "race" is in itself artificial since we have scientific proof that there really is only one race- the human race, within which there are variations and permutations. YAHUAH never use "race" to describe or refer to mankind. Instead, the Scripture refers to the divisions found in mankind in terms of tribe, language, or nation, but never race.
Some may say it does not make a difference what race the Ancient Hebrews are, whether black, white, or some other race. Well, here is what I say to that: If it really didn't matter, why did the Whites who have been in power over the last 2000 years or more not keep all the paintings, portraits, and pictures of the ancient people Black, as they were originally? If color didn't make any difference to the white race, why did Napoleon Bonaparte blow off the broad noses and thick lips of the ancient statues of Egypt? Try convincing them that color makes no difference. Open the average Bible, and then write the publishers and tell them in their next edition , please make all the pictures of the various characters Black people as they should be, and see if it makes a difference. It is time! The TRUTH must be told!!!
In the cepher (book) YchezqYAHU (Ezekiel) 16:1-3, YAHUAH identifies (the Hebrew Yashar'YAH [Israelites]) as having sprang from the line of Cham (Ham). Verse 1 "Again the dabar ha YAHUAH (word of YAHUAH) came unto me, saying, 2Ben ha 'adam (Son of man), cause Yruwshalaim (Jerusalem) to know her abominations, 3And say, Thus saith the Shalat YAHUAH unto Yruwshalaim; Thy mkuwrah (birth, origin) and thy mowledeth (kindred, offspring, relatives,nativity) [is] of the land of Kna'an (Canaan); thy ab (father) [was] an 'Emoriy (Amorite), and thy 'em (mother) an Chittiy (Hittite)." Yruwshalaim was the set- apart city of the Hebrew Yashar'YAH (Israelites). Both the 'Emoriy (Amorite) and the Chittiy (Hittite) were descended from the man Kan'an (Canaan), who was a descendant of Cham (Ham), who were all explicit Black people. Now what I have done here is given you undeniable and positive proof from the very peh (mouth) of YAHUAH that the Hebrew Yashar'YAH (Israelite) very origin, offspring, kindred, and descendant are connected to and identified with the explicit Black descendants of Ham. We cannot deny this tremendous truth of Scripture. Scripture proves that YAHUAH has always identified the Hebrew Yashar'YAH (Israelites) to explicit Black people.
Yitschaq (Isaac), Ya'aqob (Jacob), the 12 tribes of Yashar'YAH (Israel) and all the nabiy (prophets) from Mosheh through YAHUSHA were of the seed of 'Abraham and were of the "Black/ Negro race."
Ya'aqob had twelve sons. R'uwben (Reuben), Shim'own (Simeon), Leviy (Levi), Yhuwdah (Judah), Zbuwluwm (Zebulum), Yissaskar (Issachar), Dan, Gad, Asher, Naphtaliy (Naphtali), Yowceph (Joseph) and Binyamiyn (Benjamin), Bereshith (Genesis) 49:1-27. And all these sons are the twelve tribes of Yashar'YAH verse 28. The Hebrew nation of Yashar'YAH (Israel) are the descendants of Ya'aqob (Jacob) who had his name changed to Yashar'YAH by YAHUAH [Bereshith (Genesis) 32:28].
It has already been established in Part I of this lesson that the ancient Mizraim (Egyptians) were a nation of Black people. For more proof that the ancient Hebrews were a Black people, let us consider the following proof from Scripture.
We will begin with the story of Yowceph (Joseph), one of the twelve sons of Ya'aqob from the twelve tribes of Yashar'YAH, who was sold to the Yishma'eliy (Ishmaelite) by his brethren out of jealousy and hatred [Bereshith (Genesis) 37:5-28]. The Yishma'eliy took Yowceph into Mitsrayim (Egypt) and sold him to the Mitsriy (Egyptians) [39:1].
Over the course of time Yowceph became ruler over all the land of Mitsrayim (Egypt) [41:41]. Later a famine struck all the land of Mitsrayim, but not just the land of Mitsrayim, the famine was over all the face of the earth. All countries came into Mitsrayim to Yowceph to buy corn [ 41: 46-57].
Now when Ya'aqob (Jacob) saw that there was corn in Mitsrayim (Egypt), Ya'aqob sent his ten sons to Mitsrayim to buy corn. When Yowceph's ten brothers came into Mitsrayim they were brought before him. Yowceph recognized his brothers, but they didn't recognized him [Bereshith (Genesis) 42: 1-8].
This Scripture has proven beyond a doubt that the ancient Mitsriy (Egyptians) were a Black people. If Yowceph is supposed to be a white person, and he was in the midst of black people; then his brothers should not have had any problems recognizing him. They would have recognized him immediately. The question we ask then is: why didn't his brothers recognize him? Answer: Because Yowceph (Joseph) had the same physical appearance as did the Egyptians. In other words, Yowceph looked just like the Mitsriy.
For even more proof that the ancient Hebrew Yashar'YAH were a nation of Black people, let us look at the verses of scripture found in Bereshith (Genesis) 50:7-11. After Ya'aqob died in the land of Mitsrayim, all the Hebrew Yashar'YAH (Israelites) and Mitsriy (Egyptians) went down to the land of Kna'an (Canaan) to bury him. In Bereshith (Genesis) 49: 29-30, YiraYAH/ Ya'aqob asked his sons to bury him in the land of Kna'an with his forefathers.
Now in verses 7 and 8 of Bereshith (Genesis) chapter 50, Scripture teaches us that all the elders of Par'oh (Pharaoh's) house and all the elders of the land of Mitsrayim along with all the Hebrews (except the little ones) went down. Verse 9 teaches us that it was a very great company. Verse 10 teaches us that when they (the Hebrews and Egyptians) came to the threshing floor of Atad, they mourned with a great and very sore lamentation. Verse 11 teaches us that the Kna'aniy (Canaanite) saw the funeral procession and said this is a grievous mourning to the Mitsrayim (Egyptians).
But remember this was a mixed multitude of Hebrews and Egyptians going to bury a Hebrew, and the Kna'aniy identified them both as Egyptians. Why? Because the Canaanite saw a great company of black skinned people who all looked like the black native Egyptians.
If the Hebrews were a white skinned people, as we have been led to believe, the Kna'aniy (Canaanite) who were familiar with both the Hebrews and Egyptians would have acknowledged them both by saying, "This is a grievous mourning to the Egyptians and Hebrews". If the ancient Hebrews were white skinned people, without a doubt they would have stuck out like a sore thumb among the black skinned Egyptians. The Canaanites never identified the Hebrew Yashar'YAH (Israelites) separately from the Egyptians. They thought the Hebrews in mourning were Egyptians. The Scripture goes on to say because the Kna'aniy saw that the mourning of the Hebrews was so great they called that place 'Abel Mitsrayim, which means the "meadow of Egypt" or "the mourning of the Egyptians".
I know that we have been greatly deceived, but if this isn't enough proof as to say the ancient Hebrews were a Black people, then you are truly in a state of denial.
There is much more scriptural proof and evidence to look at and examine. We must not be afraid to receive truth when it comes forth. I know it is easier to believe a lie that you have been told a thousand times than the truth that you heard only once. We must continue to examine scripture.
Now that we know who we are and whose we are, let us return unto YAHUAH our YAHUAH, and obey His voice according to all that He commands us to do with all our hearts and with all of our soul so that YAHUAH our YAHUAH will turn our captivity, have compassion upon us, and will return and gather us from all the nations, whither YAHUAH our YAHUAH has scattered us. And YAHUAH our YAHUAH will bring us into the land, which our ancient forefathers possessed (even Canaan), and we shall possess it; and YAHUAH will do us good, and multiply us above our ancient forefathers [Debarim (Deuteronomy) 30:1-20].
In closing, there are two more scriptures I would like to mention that prove to us that the Hebrew Yashar'YAH (Israelites) were a "Black" people:
Number 1: Acts 21: 37-39 teaches us that Sha'ul (Paul) the apostle, was being led into a castle by a chief captain. Sha'ul speaking in Greek said unto the chief captain , May I speak unto thee? The chief captain being surprised said unto Sha'ul canst thou speak Greek? verse 38 "Art not thou that Egyptian? Sha'ul responded, verse 39 I am a man of Yashar'YAH (Israel) [Hebrew]." In order for this chief captain to mistake Sha'ul (the Hebrew) for a black- skinned Egyptian, Sha'ul had to have the same physical appearance as did the Egyptian, just as scripture teaches us the whole nation of Yashar'YAH did. Sha'ul had to tell the chief captain he was an "Israelite". We can see from scripture that it is hard to physically identify a Hebrew from an "Egyptian"
And number 2: Mattithyahu (Matthew) 2: 13-14:
13 And when they were departed, behold, the mal'akYAH (angel) of YAHUAH appeareth to Yowceph (Joseph) in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Mitsrayim (Egypt), and be thou there until I bring thee word: for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him.
14 When he (Yowceph) arose, he took the young child and his mother by night, and departed into Mitsrayim:
Yowceph, Miriam (Mary) and YAHUSHA (the pagan name is "Jesus") were told to flee into Mitsrayim. They fled into Mitsrayim to hide the young child, YAHUSHA, because Herod sought to destroy Him. Remember Egypt was still a "black" country, populated by a majority of black-skinned people. So Yowceph, Miriam and YAHUSHA would have been just another black-skinned family among many. If YAHUSHA and the rest of the Hebrews looked anything like those pictures of the "Christians' Christ", it would have been almost impossible for Him to hide in Mitsrayim (Egypt) and not be noticed
In the Yachal (Hope) of YAHUSHA HA MashaYAH,
Raah (Pastor) Fredrick A. Brown