While many people have arguments, there is enough information provided in the Bible for people to know the characteristics of the true Hebrews. This is not to say that there are not a multitude of colors only that these peoples are the most easiest to ‘spot’ out that they are in fact the true Hebrews of the Bible.
14 His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire;
15 And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters.
If his feet are the color of burnt brass then so is the rest of his skin. As for hair like wool, only one race matches that description.
Zondervan’s Compact Bible Dictionary:
Ham – The youngest son of Noah, born probably about 96 years before the Flood; and one of eight persons to live through the Flood. He became the progenitor of the dark races; not the Negroes, but the Egyptians, Ethiopians, Libyans and Canaanites.
Exodus 11:7King James Version (KJV)
7 But against any of the children of Israel shall not a dog move his tongue, against man or beast: that ye may know how that the Lord doth put a difference between the Egyptians and Israel.
Clearly the most high knew what he was talking about.
Why would he feel the need to separate the African Egyptians from the European Jews? How would there be any confusion between the two?
Unless, the Hebrew and the Egyptian shared a certain melanin mark in common.
Moses was born a Hebrew – Israelite from the tribe of Levi (Exodus 2:1-3). He spent 40 years in the House of Pharaoh (Acts 7:23) and from the time he was an infant, passed as the Pharaoh’s grandson (Exodus 2: 6, 10). This was during the same time that Pharaoh ordered all Hebrew males under the age of two to be killed. So, if Pharaoh, was a black-skinned descendant of Khawm / Ham, which he was, it would of course follow that Moses was black-skinned also.
Moses was raised in the house of Pharaoh, as the grandson of Pharaoh, when Pharaoh ordered all other Hebrew males to be killed at birth. If the Israelites were a white-skinned people, how could Moses the Hebrew survive (secretly) in the house of Pharaoh among black-skinned Egyptians for 40 years, and not be noticed. Scripture tells us that Moses killed an Egyptian, after he saw him mistreating a Hebrew. So Moses had to flee from Egypt for his life because Pharaoh found out and sought to kill him (Exodus 2:12-15).
Moses fled to the land of Midian where he helped seven daughters of the priest of Midian water their flock, after chasing away some bully shepherds. The girls went home to their father, Reuel and told him what happened.
They told him that an EGYPTIAN saved them and watered their flock (Exodus 2:16-19). Notice they didn’t say a Hebrew in Egyptian clothing saved us, and they described Moses as a black-skinned descendant of Ham (Egyptian).
So here Moses gets mistaken for a black Egyptian the only way that could happen is if the Hebrews were again, BLACK.
Further proof that Moses was black-skinned can be found in Exodus 4:6-7. In this passage YAH, (The Creator’s name in Hebrew) is showing Moses miracles so that he can prove to the children of Israel who sent him. YHWH or the abbreviated ”YAH” tells Moses to put his hand into his bosom, which he does. When he takes his hand out, it is LEPROUS (White) as snow. If Moses was already white-skinned, what would have been the miracle in turning his hand white?
But, since Moses and the rest of the Hebrews were a black skinned people, this would have been a very powerful miracle, to turn his hand (skin) the opposite color of the rest of his flesh.
Verse 7 says, YAH told Moses to put his hand back into his bosom, and it turned as his other flesh. Meaning that the rest of his body (skin) was other than white or the opposite of white, which is black.
In the book of Numbers, chapter 12 verse 1, Moses’ sister and brother, Miriam and Aaron spoke out against him because he married an Ethiopian woman, (not because she was black skinned, but because she was of another culture. / Nation) their behavior angered YAH. Verse 10 says, He TURNED MIRIAM LEPROUS, WHITE AS SNOW. Once again if Miriam, who was a Hebrew, was white to begin with, what would have been the curse of turning a white-skinned person white?
It is an established fact that The Bible always mentioned leprosy in the context of the skin turning white because of a disease or in relationship to some specific wrongdoing.
Leviticus 13:2 states:
“When a man shall have in the skin of his flesh a rising, a scab, or bright spot and it be in the skin of his flesh like the plague of leprosy. Then he shall be brought to Aaron, the priest, or to one of the sons of the priest”.
Verse 4: If the bright spot be WHITE in the skin of his flesh, the priest shall shut up him that has the plague seven days.
In the 2nd and 4th verse a bright or white spot in the skin is mentioned. A bright spot means a spot that is lighter than the regular dark brown / black skin. Moses said in the sixth verse: “And the priest shall look on him again the seventh day, and behold if the plague be somewhat dark, and the plague spread not in the skin, the priest shall pronounce him clean…
LAMENTATIONS 4:8 “Their visage is blacker than a coal; they are not known in the streets: their skin cleaveth to their bones; it is withered, it is become like a stick.” The Bible says that the visage of the Jews is “blacker than a coal”.
From The Concise Oxford English Dictionary, Tenth Edition:
visage – poetic/literary a person’s face, with reference to the form of the features. a person’s facial expression
JOB 30:30 “My skin is black upon me, and my bones are burned with heat.”
SONG OF SOLOMON 1:5 “I am black, but comely, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, as the tents of Kedar, as the curtains of Solomon.”
Solomon, a Jew from the tribe of Judah, is describing himself as black! Furthermore, here is the verse in the original ancient Hebrew:
SHAYAR HASHAYARYAM 1:5
“Sha-chaa-war-ha an-ya, wa-na-ah-wah, ban-wath Ya-raw-sha-lam, ka-ah-hal-ya Qa-dar, ka-ya-ra-ya-i-wath Sha-la-mah.”
The first part of this verse which reads “Sha-chaa-war-ha an-ya” literally translates to “I am dark skinned”!
Let’s look up the meaning of the word for black, “shachar”, as used in this verse for proof:
From The New Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible:
shachar from 7835; prop. dusky, but also (absol.) jetty:— black
So the word “shachar” means “dusky”, let’s look that word up and see what it means:
The definition of the word dusky from The Concise Oxford English Dictionary, Tenth Edition:
dusky – adj. (-ier, -iest) darkish in colour. euphemistic, dated or poetic/literary (of a person) black; dark-skinned.
ISAIAH 29:22 “Therefore thus saith the Lord, who redeemed Abraham, concerning the house of Jacob, Jacob shall not now be ashamed, neither shall his face now wax pale.“
JEREMIAH 14:2 “Judah mourneth, and the gates thereof languish; they are black unto the ground; and the cry of Jerusalem is gone up.”
DEUTERONOMY 28:68 “And the Lord shall bring thee into Egypt again with ships, by the way whereof I spake unto thee, Thou shalt see it no more again: and there ye shall be sold unto your enemies for bondmen and bondwomen, and no man shall buy you.”
Egypt means bondage in Hebrew, this verse is literally speaking of The Transatlantic Slave Trade
Genesis 15:13 And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years;
Again referencing the Transatlantic Slave Trade which lasted 400 years, no other race on the planet has been through this.
From the Quran
“I saw Musa (Moses) and he was a black-skinned man.” Musnad Imam Ahmed Hadith # 3365
From the Quran
Ibn Umar said, “No! I swear by Allah that the prophet (pbuh) didn’t say that Jesus was light-skinned, but he said ‘While I was asleep, I was walking around the Kaaba when I saw a black-skinned man with straight hair between two men. I asked who the man was and I was told that he was Isa (Jesus) the son of Meryem.’…” Bukhari (hadith number 3185)
What about Paul? He was a Hebrew, the fact that he was mistaken for a dark skinned Egyptian should open the eyes of everyone…
“Art not thou that Egyptian, which before these days madest an uproar, and leddest out into the wilderness four thousand men that were murderers?”
Thus proving that the sons of SHEM had the same skin complexion as the sons of HAM. Please don’t think that this means that Hebrews today can only be dark skinned people, the Bible mentions of confusion of faces (Ezra 9:1-2). For Example, Below is a picture of a Israelite woman according to the most high who separates by the pedigree of FATHERS (NOT MOTHERS).