It's high time Africans got to begin un-learning lot of the information packed on our minds courtesy of long years of slavery and colonialism. It is time for the black race to rise and claim what is ours. History has been distorted extensively to downplay the contributions of black people to humanity and ancient power of the black race.
This article is on the distorted fact about the physical characteristics of Jesus Christ, the man who is said to have walked the earth some 2,000 years ago. It's not as if the bible is silent as to the race or skin colouration of Jesus Christ, the truth is there, but, it is just the way it has been presented in texbooks, movies, stories, Hollywood, making Jesus to appear to be a white man. On the contrary, the bible itself left enough allegory to the physical characteristics of Jesus in several verses that indicates the real Jesus may have been a black man, and not the white, blonde-haired, blue-eyed Jesus the world has been made to believe.
First of all, let us find out how the Jews, Hebrews, Israelites of the bible looked like. To do this, let us use Moses as an example, since he was one of the popular original Israelites.
Moses himself, the Jewish law giver, was born in Egypt here in Africa, schooled in Africa, married in Africa, and therefore was an African. Moses was born at the 18th dynasty of the ancient Egyptian monarchy. Pharaoh Thutmose III and Hatshepsut were among the reigning Pharaohs in the 18th dynasty in Egypt when Moses was born and either of them is considered the pharaoh Moses had to contend with to free his people.
The above is the mummified head of king Tut. And at a glance anybody can see he was typically black in all his features. In his life time, he would have looked like someone from the region of Sudan, Kenya, Ethiopia, and Uganda.
Why is the mummy important here? The mummy becomes important because it is a physical evidence to establish the race of the Jews, Hebrews, Israelites. How? Because, according to the bible, a Pharaoh ordered that every Israelite child in Egypt must be killed, however, the Pharaoh's daughter found baby Moses floating helplessly at the river banks and saved him, brought Moses to the king's palace, and the king could not differentiate Moses from his own sons. This means Moses and the king looked exactly the same!!. The Israelites and ancient Egyptians looked exactly the same. They were black!!.
The ancient Jews, Hebrews, Israelites, were blacks. If Moses and the king didn't look exactly the same, the king and the daughter would have killed him immediately. If Moses was a white man he would've been identified and killed.
I don't want to dwell so much on ancient Egyptian history, but let me actually show what the bible itself say about the race and coloration of Jesus Christ.
Here are verses from the bible that indicate the actual physical characteristics of Jesus:
1) Revelation 1:15 ESV
His feet were like burnished bronze, refined in a furnace , and his voice was like the roar of many waters.
To start with, for those unfamiliar with the word or metal 'bronze', the colour of bronze is brown as below.
Stolen legacy is the reason the world have no idea the image of baby Jesus and Mary was originally a black image of Isis and Horus- the first ever image of a goddess mother and child used in Kemet (ancient lower and upper Egypt). The changes were made in the renaissance period in Europe while we were deep in slavery. At that time we had no idea what was going on in the world. By the time we came out of slavery, any black history denoting greatness had been erased, doctored or and deleted from the history books. Anything we were told then was what we believed up till the 1920's when Marcus Garvey arrived the scene and began changing the mentality of black people.
IMPORTANT: Please don't get me wrong. Note that Christianity, as it is practiced today, isn't the same model of Christianity practiced in the early days. The Christianity of today is the European version of Christianity created starting at the council of Nicea in 325 AD, when Rome began reaching a common ground with the original custodians of Christianity in North Africa and the Mediterranean. Before this time, Europeans had nothing to do with Christianity. It wasn't until 312 AD when Roman emperor Constantine converted to Christianity that it became an accepted religion in Europe. This was solid 312 years after Jesus Christ died!!. How could Europeans have originated Christianity; when they didn't believe in it? Just think about it.
Europeans themselves converted to Christianity, because the religion wasn't originally theirs!!. As a matter of fact, Professor John Henrik Clarke said "there are two things Europeans couldn't have invented.........the concept of Christianity and Democracy".
However, the top echelon of the Catholic church that introduced Christianity to Europe knows the truth; I mean the Popes knows the truth, its just that its such an embarrassing truth they'll rather keep obscured, because there's no way they'll have to explain the truth to the world after two thousand years of lies. The real images are still there in the Vatican, but its locked away from the public. They call it black Madonna to conceal the name.
Before 312 AD, European rulers had historically been hostile to Christianity and they killed millions of Christians. But, once Rome eventually hijacked Christianity after the conversion of emperor Constantine, the original doctrines were doctored to include among many things; paying money for forgiveness of sins, white Mary and Jesus, keeping slaves, since Rome had large number of slaves. That's how Christianity became a white man's religion. If interested in pursuing this further, read the book Christianity before Christ- by Dr. John G. Jackson. Another book is African origins of the major western religions- by Dr. Yosef Ben Jochannan. These books deals with the origin of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
Africason is a Musician/independent recording artiste and a die-hard believer in Africa.