Was Moses a black man?

Posted: July 20, 2018 in Uncategorized

If the question is if he was sub-Saharan African “black” the answer is no. Moses was a Levite, a descendant of Jacob (Israel), Isaac, and Abraham. Abraham was a “Hebrew”, a name first used of him in Genesis 14. “The word ‘Hebrew’ in the Hebrew language is עברי (Ivrie). The root letters are used to mean cross over, or pass through. Today in Israel, we can use the word to talk about moving houses, transgressing laws, going through some difficulties, crossing the road, crossing over a river, and so on. Traversing, passing, or crossing over, essentially. In the Bible, it seems to have primarily referred to those who traversed rivers.” (What Does The Word “Hebrew” Mean? – ONE FOR ISRAEL Ministry) “According to Jewish and Muslimtradition, Urfa is Ur Kasdim, the hometown of Abraham.” (Şanlıurfa – Wikipedia) This is opposed to the traditional place, “Ur” in Sumeria, which does not match the description of Abraham’s place of birth in Genesis 24:4 and 24:10. Urfa is in present day southern Turkey. Like the Hyksos, the Hebrews were a Semitic people, who are portrayed in Egyptian art as lighter skinned than native Egyptians. The many photos presented in other answers are very likely accurate.

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