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- Nov 17, 2006
Was Jesus Christ a Negro?..
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Family, this book was written in 1933 by one of our great ancestors, John G. Jackson.
 For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.
 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
Peace Brother ShemsiEn Tehuti... my question is... would you explain who Yashua (Jesus) was in your view... provided your view supports his existence... PeaceI know I am going to catch it from others (and perhaps even you Destee) for stating this, but I must state the truth. For anyone who knows the meaning of my name here, would understand why. Ok here we go...
It is incredibly stupid and only reactionary by African people to go make a movie about a Black Jesus just because the prevailing images are of a White man. Jesus was not ethnically Black/African either. And don't anyone hand me those horse-poo verses of Jesus having skin like burnt brass/copper or hair like lamb's wool. There are millions of Semitic/Asiatic people even today in Asia who have swarthy skin and wooly hair, but identify more with Indo-European (or Asiatic) culture than anything else.
Here we have one of the few ethnically Black/African persons in the New Testament called out here...
In the church at Antioch there were prophets and teachers: Barnabas, Simeon called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen (who had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch) and Saul. ~Acts 13:1We must understand that Nai-Gheir was a name associated with the people and the great River Nile, particularly in Egypt and Nubia. When the Romans took over the Greek empire invading Egypt, they were met by the African peoples along the Nile with stiff resistance. This term evolved into "niger" in Latin for the Romans, and subsequently was associated with the blackness of the people. Therefore, in Latin, "niger" was the derogatory word for blackness, and throughout the Roman empire (Palestine during Jesus' time), the term was used to denote people who were ethnically Black/African. **Quick note, this is the ancient etymological root of the N-word** Therefore, if the Hebrews/Jews of Acts 13:1 here were truly Black/African people, then there would be no reason to single out only Simeon for being a niger.
Another time the New Testament explicitly calls out an African is Acts 8:26-27 when referring to an Ethiopian eunuch. However, in the Old Testament, we clearly have a reference to the (black) color of Ethiopians that differentiates them from the Hebrews/Jews...
Can the Ethiopian change his skin or the leopard its spots? Neither can you do good who are accustomed to doing evil. ~Jeremiah 13:23Is this not a peculiar statement to make about someone elses skin that is supposed to be black like you? The very implication of such a statement is whether or not the Ethiopian cab change his skin to non-Black, or to that which is deemed "normal". Whatever that norm is, it is clear that it is not ethnically Black. It is used in the same context as leopards having spots, where Hebrew men normally do not have spots. Likewise, in the same context, attention was drawn on the skin of the Ethiopian (which we all know is black), where Hebrew men did not normally have black skin.
The problem here is we have too many Black/African people who still can't think for themselves, who in the end only look like fools producing a Black Jesus out of pure ignorance and shiftless Negro emotion.
Peace Brother ShemsiEn Tehuti... my question is... would you explain who Yashua (Jesus) was in your view... provided your view supports his existence... Peace
... Oh Wow... thanks for the heads up... been kind of busy lately... not to mention I feel like I'm back in school ... with all this data to digest here at Destee... ok, ok, I know... "keep up"... again thanks Brother Clyde... PeaceAn excellent question, Michael Smith, however, ShemsiEn Tehuti hasn't been here for awhile now; and it looks doubtful that he will return.
Just thought I'd give you a heads up. And btw, you would have loved getting in on the Color of the Cross discourse, it was the best I've seen, sorry you missed it.
... Oh Wow... thanks for the heads up... been kind of busy lately... not to mention I feel like I'm back in school ... with all this data to digest here at Destee... ok, ok, I know... "keep up"... again thanks Brother Clyde... Peace
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