By Darren George
First off, let me preface this argument by saying that the answer to this question might leave many people asking another one: "SO WHAT?" Only you can answer that. As to the implications to world history, especially post-slavery propaganda against “blacks,” this argument imposes many. I'm not attempting to deal with those implications, nor is this a thorough scholastic research. Rather, this demonstrates that simple reason and logic can :-
1) support faith in the Holy Bible
2) reveal truth
That so many people have read the Bible, and yet, I have never heard an argument posed strictly from internal Biblical evidence as to Moses’ ethnicity (even after searching the internet) indicates that truth can remain visible and yet, unnoticed, simply because people don't think; and, that people don't think for themselves presents much greater implications to the history and future of this world.
Was MOSES a “BLACK” Man?
I put black in quotations because it is separate from African-American. By black I simply mean, did Moses’ skin contain enough melanin for him to be dark brown in complexion?
To answer we must start at the beginning with Israel’s great grandfather - Abraham. (I will use capital ISRAEL when referring to the Jewish nation, not the person)
ISRAEL began with Isaac, Abraham’s son. This is important because Abraham had several sons, but it is through Isaac that the covenant with his God YAHWEH was established through God’s Word and the obedience of circumcision on the eighth day as was commanded by YAHWEH (cf. Gen. 17:10-14, 17:21, 21:4). The Jewish laws, including the 10 commandments, were not given to Israel until several hundred years after Isaac’s death. Therefore, before the exodus from Egypt, circumcision distinguished a Jew from all other people. This foundation is important to be established for us to continue. The laws given after the exodus further separated Jews from other peoples,...