What Color Was Adam?

Can’t say that I agree with everything these folks say. Can’t say I agree with anyone all the time. This is a good article though and I recommend their sites fo those interested in exploring the hebraic roots of our faith. What Color Was Adam?What Color Was Adam?

Re-adjusting Our Western World Caucasion Mindset…..
written in 05-2005 with some revision in 01-2008
Q. What color was Adam?
A. Genesis 2:7 – “And Yahweh Almighty formed man of the dust of the ground…” (Hint: What color is dust?)
Q. What about the Israelites? Were they Caucasian?
A. Lamentations 5:10 – “Our skin was black like an oven because of the terrible famine.” (Tip: When a light-skinned person goes without food, they get lighter / pale. When a dark-skinned person goes without food, they actually get darker.) Matthew 2:13-14 – “The messenger of Yahweh appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, ‘Arise and take the young child (Yahshua) and His mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I bring thee word; for Herod will seek the young child, to destroy Him.’ When he arose, he took the young child and His mother by night, and departed into Egypt.” (Hint: If Joseph and Mary had been the only Caucasians in Egypt, mightn’t it have been quite easy for them to be found?) Exodus 12:37-38 – “And the children of Israel journeyed from Rameses to Succoth, about six hundred thousand on foot that were men, beside children. And a mixed multitude went up also with them….” (This means that there were Egyptians, etc. mingled among the Israelites, who would have become one with them, intermarried with them, etc.) Genesis 42:7-8 – “And Joseph saw his brethren, and he knew them… And Joseph knew his brethren, but they knew him not.” (Tip: The Egyptians were a very dark people. Apparently Joseph wasn’t light, or he would have stood out as extremely different, and his brothers would have guessed who he was.) Genesis 41:45, 50-52 – “And Pharoah called Joseph’s name ‘Zaphenath-Paneah’, and he gave him to wife Asenath the daughter of Potipherah, priest of On… And unto Joseph were born two sons, before the years of famine came, which Asenath the daughter of Potipherah, priest of On, bare unto him. And Joseph called the name of the firstborn Manasseh… and the name of the second called he Ephraim…” (Hint: Two tribes of Israel, i.e. Ephraim and Manasseh, were birthed by an Egyptian mother.)
Q. What color was Moses’ wife?
A. Numbers 12:1 – “And Miriam and Aaron spake against Moses, because of the Ethiopian woman whom he had married, for he had taken an Ethiopian woman.” (Hint: The Ethiopians are a dark-skinned people, probably even darker than the Israelites.)
Q. What did Miriam get for looking down on someone with darker skin than her?
A. Numbers 12:10 – “And the cloud departed from off the tabernacles, and behold, Miriam became leprous, white as snow; and Aaron looked upon Miriam, and behold, she was leprous.” Yahweh in effect said, “You think you are better than the Ethiopian woman just because your skin is lighter. Very well then, I’ll make you even lighter. Do you like that?”
Q. So then, does Yahweh have a problem with people of different skin colors marrying each other? (This one is for you to answer yourself.)
Q. How about Ruth? She was an ancestor of Yahshua. What color was she?
A. Ruth 1:4 – “And [the sons of Naomi] took them wives of the women of Moab: the name of the one was Orpah, and the name of the other Ruth….” (Hint: The Moabites were not Caucasians.)
Q. Who would you rather associate with: the slave owner or the slave? Song of Songs 1:5-6 gives us an example of the slave – “I am black, but comely, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, as the tents of Kedar, as the curtains of Solomon. Look not upon me because I am black, because the sun hath looked upon me; my mother’s children were angry with me, they made me the keeper of the vineyards; mine own vineyard have I not kept.” So would you rather associate with this person, or with the socially accepted slave owners? Another verse for thought is Proverbs 16:19 – “Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the lowly than to divide the spoil with the strong.”
Q. What color was the believer who worshiped in Jerusalem, as recorded in Acts 8:27?
A. “… behold, a man of Ethiopia, a believer of great authority under Candace, queen of the Ethiopians, who had the charge of all her treasure, and had come to Jerusalem for to worship…”
Q. Does skin color matter to Yahweh?
A. Malachi 2:10 – “Have we not all one father (i.e. Adam… Remember what color he was?)? Hath not one Mighty One created us? Why do we deal treacherously every man against his brother, by profaning the covenant of our fathers?”
Q. What covenant are you profaning when you have negative feelings towards those with a different skin color than you?
A. Leviticus 19:18 – “… thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself: I am Yahweh.” Romans 12:9-10 – “Let love be genuine: abhor that which is evil, cleave to that which is good. Be kindly affections one to another with brotherly love, in honor preferring one another.” Exodus 23:9 – “Also thou shalt not oppress a stranger: for ye know the soul of a stranger, seeing ye were strangers in the land of Egypt.”
Q. Is showing partiality acceptable with Yahweh?
A. James 2:1, 8-9 – “My brethren, have not the faith of our Master Yahshua Messiah of esteem, with respect of persons. If ye fulfil the royal Law, according to the Scripture, ‘Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself,’ ye do well. But if ye have respect of persons, ye commit sin, and are convinced of the Law as transgressors.” Deuteronomy 1:16-17 – “Judge righteously between every man and his brother, and the stranger with him. Ye shall not respect persons (or acknowledge faces) in judgment…” Acts 10:34-35 – “Yahweh is no respecter of persons, but in every nation, he that feareth Him and worketh righteousness is accepted with Him.”
Q, Are you judging righteously, or according to the appearance? In Deuteronomy 1:16 Yahweh instructs us to: “Judge righteously between every man and his brother, and the stranger with him.” Again in John 7:24 Yahshua says, “Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.” In 1 Samuel 16:7 we read that: “Man looketh on the outward appearance, but Yahweh looketh on the heart.”
Q. Are any nations excluded from the promise in Genesis 22:17-18?
A. “In blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore, and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies. And in thy seed (i.e. Yahshua) shall all the nations of the earth be mixed (made one; united), because thou hast obeyed My voice.”
Q. Get a box of crayons and find the color that matches your skin the closest. What color are you?
Q. Can one discriminate against a certain color of people, and still love Yahweh?
A. 1 John 2:9-11 – “He that saith he is in the light, and hateth his brother, is in darkness even until now. He that loveth his brother abideth in the light, and there is none occasion of stumbling in him. But he that hateth his brother is in darkness, and walketh in darkness, and knoweth not whither he goeth, because that darkness hath blinded his eyes.” 1 John 3:14-15 – “We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren; he that loveth not his brother abideth in death. Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer, and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.” 1 John 4:8, 20-21 – “He that loveth not knoweth not Yahweh; for Yahweh is love. If a man say, ‘I love Elohim’ and hateth his brother, he is a liar. For he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love Yahweh whom he hath not seen? And this commandment have we from Him, that he who loveth Yahweh love his brother also.” (It’s not enough to not hate your brother; you must love your brother as yourself.)
Q. How many races are there?
A. Acts 17:26-28 – “And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation: that they should seek Yahweh, if haply they might feel after Him and find Him, though He be not far from every one of us. For in Him we live, and move, and have our being, as certain also of your own poets have said, ‘For we are also His offspring.’ ” Genesis 1:26-27 – “And Yahweh said (to Yahshua), ‘Let us make man in our image, after our likeness…’ So Yahweh created man in His own image, in the image of Yahweh created He him, male and female created He them.”
– Rivqah (R. J. Coover)
05 – 2005
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  1. Walter

    You are quite right, except that you have already equated skin color with nationality; a rather terrible mistake.

    Not all Ethiopians are dark, not all Jews are light, and so forth.

    Nations in the Bible were identified by land, tongue, and tribe/family (Gen 10:5). Example: Israel composed of 12 families/tribes and all peoples spoke Hebrew and practiced what is today known as the Jewish tradition (Jew is not a race).

    But of course now, the Law of Christ supercedes Judaism because Satan had corrupted it. (ie Pharisees; research Kaballah)

    So if a brown tint person were born in Germany, learned German culture, language, and lived in Germany for many generations, he/she is still racially human and nationally German and even then German is just a national title. So I do agree with you, I just wanted to tweak your message a little bit.

    If you look at Ethiopians today, they range anywhere from dark brown to even a highly light tan which would remind you if a human in say: Germany or Italy.

    Your whole writing seems to suggest that Joseph and Mary were brown or dark-skinned, but actually the Bible never said that at all. Even when the Bible mentions skin color, it is actually an allusion to something. For example in Song of Solomons, the woman’s black skin is a reference to a sinner’s sin and of course her perfect lover symbolizes Christ.

    Jesus goes over hurdles (mountains) and thru all because of His love for us. We symbolize the woman. See?

    So some of your statements were a bit off; statements like the following:

    a.)'(Hint: What color is dust?)’

    Dust is usually all tints of brown and can even appear white. Have you ever seen a body’s dust (after it’s been burned to ashes)? The ashes are usually pale in color…

    Humans have melanin which is a darkish brown pigment and is useful for protecting skin against too much sunlight. You can have more or less of it. Albinos for example, have little or no melanin.

    b.) ‘Song of Songs 1:5-6 gives us an example of the slave ‘

    It gives us an example of a sinner…and her lover (Christ) loves her in spite of all that..that’s the bigger picture…all of us were slave to sin, but Christ loved us while we were yet slaves in sin…

    c.) Q. ‘What color was Moses’ wife?

    A. Numbers 12:1 – And Miriam and Aaron spake against Moses, because of the Ethiopian woman whom he had married, for he had taken an Ethiopian woman.’

    False, the Bible never mentioned her skin complexion because that was not the issue. The issue was actually pride. Aaron and Miriam felt that they were more qualified than Moses to have God’s oracle. Read those verses again.

    ‘(Hint: The Ethiopians are a dark-skinned people, probably even darker than the Israelites.)’

    False, not entirely true. I know some Ethiopians who are just as light in skin tone as a person from England or Israel. Once again, the Bible never said what her skin tint was. Nor should Ethiopian be equated with ‘dark skinned’ people. In fact the name Cush was derived from the soil (dark, rich soil deposited by the Nile River), not the skin color.

    d.) “Q. What did Miriam get for looking down on someone with darker skin than her?”

    Nothing because that wasn’t the issue; she got punished for her pride; Scripture clearly mentions Moses’ meekness..read that part again:

    They said, “Has the Lord spoken only through Moses? Hasn’t he spoken through us, too?” But the Lord heard them. (Now Moses was very humble—more humble than any other person on earth.)-Numbers 12:2

    The issue was not really Moses’ wife, but pride. Moses was humble, thus that’s why God chose Moses, not Aaron nor Miriam to lead His people forth from Egypt. They used Moses’ wife as an excuse to criticize him.

    e.) “A. Numbers 12:10 – “And the cloud departed from off the tabernacles, and behold, Miriam became leprous, white as snow; and Aaron looked upon Miriam, and behold, she was leprous.”

    Ever wondered why God dealt with Miriam and not Aaron with leprosy?

    f.) “Yahweh in effect said, “You think you are better than the Ethiopian woman just because your skin is lighter. Very well then, I’ll make you even lighter. Do you like that?”

    Absolutely wrong. Read Numbers 12:2 again. The issue had nothing to do with Moses’ wife. She was an excuse to get to Moses.

    g.) “Q. So then, does Yahweh have a problem with people of different skin colors marrying each other? (This one is for you to answer yourself.)”

    I know you probably already know, but God was opposed to interreligious marriage, not INTRAracial marriage. (There’s only one race anyway).

    h.) “Q. How about Ruth? She was an ancestor of Yahshua. What color was she?”

    Bible doesn’t say explicitly so your answer is wrong. Skin color isn’t important.

    The term ‘Caucasian’ is a false one. The Bible never mentioned what color the Jews or Moabites were. Neither should it.

    i.) ” (Hint: The Moabites were not Caucasians.)”

    The Bible doesn’t say whether or not they were brown either. Nations were identified based on physical appearances. I can move to Japan right now, live and die there, but my children can slowly become more ‘Japanese’ if they learn its culture, language, and live there for generations.

    This wasn’t even an issue back then. It is today because we have the concept of race completely backwards.

    I’m not here to bash you. I want to give you more because you are definitely on the right track. Good job.

  2. Walter

    mistake: If you look at Ethiopians today, they range anywhere from dark brown to even a highly light tan which would remind you OF a human in say: Germany or Italy.

  3. Walter

    other mistake: “Nations were NOT identified based on physical appearances.”

    I made some typing errors, sorry.

  4. Sharon

    I agree that Jehovah God is not dealing with people of a color; but Caucasians have exploited themselves and all that is good to be Caucasian… Yet they are the powerful. I do not believe that all Caucasians do evil, nor do I believe that Blacks all do good; color does not make one evil or good–still “Truth” has been deliberately covered up by Caucasians of the European and Anglo as well as to claim to be the powerful and the lowly.

    God said His people are basically the rejects, misfits, the ones one would expect not to make it. This does not describe European and Anglo–but it does describe people of color who Caucasians make themselves superior to… They shoot their own self in the foot.

    Through money and power they have brain washed people through television, movies, books and the more; my thing is if they believe so much that they are the Jews, why do they try so hard to prove they are, it would be self-evident.

    They are the slave owner, the mass murderer, the thief of nations, and they want to be seen as God’s meek and humble people, who fall victim to all. This will not work.

    Still all in all it is not about the color; for I know some beautiful Caucasians who would make themselves available to help as many as possible and I know some Blacks that would do the same. Caucasians as well as Blacks will stand before the throne of the Most High and I do not believe it will be their color that judges them.

    Paul being constantly opposed and abusively spoken of by the Jews, shook off his garment and told them to let their blood be on their own heads, He would go to the people of the nations (Romans 18:4-6).

    Religious leaders both Black and Caucasians, a great many, live as if this place is their home; Hording up things–it will be the simple and the meek of all colors, who the things of this world can not please them that will please God; these seek a spiritual oneness with the Father and the Son, they truly LOVE their brothers and when they see a need they don’t pray that God will fix the situation, they realize God sent the situation to them to fix, and they do just that, knowing that God watches over them as they make themselves a blessing of hope to others (Hebrews 3:16-23; James 2:13-17). They are doing as was done in the FIRST CHURCH:

    Now all who believed were TOGETHER, and had ALL THINGS IN “COMMON,” AND “SOLD THEIR POSSESSIONS AND GOODS, AND DIVIDED THEM AMONG ALL, AS ANYONE HAD NEED.” SO CONTINUING DAILY WITH “ONE ACCORD” IN THE TEMPLE, AND BREAKING BREAD FROM “HOUSE TO HOUSE,” THEY ATE THEIR FOOD WITH GLADNESS AND “SIMPLICITY OF HEART,” PRAISING GOD AND HAVING FAVOR WITH ALL THE PEOPLE (Acts 2:44-47).

    This you can not find within any religious body, so know that the least of people’s worries should be COLOR, but what is coming forth from their HEART…

    My heart is broken while I seek to find those who still worship as in Acts chapter 2, I continually see “SELF” is still prevalent in those who believe they can live a good life now and be rewarded with a better life later (I Peter 2:21; Matthew 16:24).

    You think about it, as many as loved the Christ and suffered to the death, why is it this “ERA” believes that we can straddle the fence, living religiously and worldly, and skip the needed TRIBULATION OF MATTHEW 24 AND DANIEL7,8,9,10,11, and 12 and be in what is called the “RAPTURE” to the kingdom of God and his High Priest, never having SUFFERING ANYTHING.

    we truly put me in the mind of the 7th Church of Asia, the Church of Laodiceans, the LUKEWARM CHURCH (Revelation 3:14-22).

    Better yet, instead of us worrying about the color of God’s people, let’s view the letters to the 7 Churches of Asia, and see, if God was judging right now today, WHAT CHURCH WOULD “OUR LIFE FIT…” (Revelation 2:1-3:1-22)

    It is still time for us to get it right.

    Prayers for us all,
    TruthSeeker

    • Concerned believer

      I never answer these blogs but read just about all of them your’s is heart felt. and I two hurt for this nation and world and wonder if there are truly anyone that is not just about self anymore.

  5. Tiffany

    Thanks, this just really clarified alot of issues that i knew were correct. Truth and wisdom is what i seek. Thats what seperates us truth and God….




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