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There Is Someone In The Bible Who Was So Dark He Was Called Nigger by buzugee(m): 2:10am On Mar 20, 2012
LOL OK MAYBE NOT NIGGER BUT THE WHITE MAN ACTUALLY GOT THE WORD NIGGER FROM 'NIGER' WHICH MEANS BLACK. SIMEON WAS SO BLACK, HE WAS CALLED SIMEON THE NIGER

ACTS 13 VS 1 Now there were in the church that was at Antioch certain prophets and teachers; as Barnabas, and Simeon that was called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and Manaen, which had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.

HERE IS ANOTHER INTERPRETATION FROM ANOTHER BIBLE NEW LIVING TRANSLATION

ACTS 13 VS 1 Among the prophets and teachers of the church at Antioch of Syria were Barnabas, Simeon (called "the black man" ), Lucius (from Cyrene), Manaen (the childhood companion of King Herod Antipas), and Saul.

SO BASICALLY THE WORD IS NOT MEANT TO BE OFFENSIVE. DUNNO HOW FURTHER DOWN THE LINE, THE EDOMITES MADE IT A DEROGATORY WORD.
Re: There Is Someone In The Bible Who Was So Dark He Was Called Nigger by Goshen360(m): 3:41am On Mar 20, 2012
buzugee:
LOL OK MAYBE NOT NIGGER BUT THE WHITE MAN ACTUALLY GOT THE WORD NIGGER FROM 'NIGER' WHICH MEANS BLACK. SIMEON WAS SO BLACK, HE WAS CALLED SIMEON THE NIGER

Be careful bro. One single alphabet can change something. It is Niger not Nigger. Maybe you can say that is where Nigeria was gotten from, lol.

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Re: There Is Someone In The Bible Who Was So Dark He Was Called Nigger by buzugee(m): 11:43am On Mar 20, 2012
goshen360:

Be careful bro. One single alphabet can change something. It is Niger not Nigger. Maybe you can say that is where Nigeria was gotten from, lol.
grin you know you are right. nigeria and niger republic could have been gotten from that. Trust all is well with you Bros
Re: There Is Someone In The Bible Who Was So Dark He Was Called Nigger by musKeeto(m): 7:51am On Jan 11, 2013
undecided
Obazugee smh...
Re: There Is Someone In The Bible Who Was So Dark He Was Called Nigger by Horus(m): 8:44pm On Aug 09
The bible uses the word Niger in Acts 13:1 for black. Jesus had a brother named Simon. Matthew 13:55 says, “Is not this the carpenter’s son? Is not his mother called Mary? And his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas?” Verse 55 is asking about Jesus and it mentions one of his brothers being named Simon, who is called Niger in the Book of Acts 13:1. There is no question throughout the bible that the tribe of Judah were Negroes. Even Jeremiah (Jeremiah 14:2) “Judah mourneth and the gates thereof languish; they are black until the ground and the cry of Jerusalem is gone up.” The word for ground in Hebrew is Ura ‘erets eh’-rets, and it means earth, as in the rich, black soil of the earth. As opposed to the hmda ‘adamah ad-aw-maw’ for ground, which is reddish, ruddy or edom.

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Re: There Is Someone In The Bible Who Was So Dark He Was Called Nigger by ifeness(m): 9:28pm On Aug 09
Thanks brother Horus for the true words of knowledge. These Christians have a long way to go in acquiring true knowledge!
Re: There Is Someone In The Bible Who Was So Dark He Was Called Nigger by JesusisLord85: 10:39pm On Aug 09
Songs of Solomon 1:5
"I am black, but comely, O ye daughters of Jerusalem,
as the tents of Kedar, as the curtains of Solomon."

We are the people the word of God is talking about. Deuteronomy 28 lists the blessings and the curses. Our ancestors transgressed. This is why we negroes are in this sorry state today.

But it is well.

Ezekiel 37 "And he said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I answered, O Lord God, thou knowest."

Valley of Dry Bones is about us negroes. The Most High will establish us once again.

Shalom
Re: There Is Someone In The Bible Who Was So Dark He Was Called Nigger by JesusisLord85: 10:42pm On Aug 09
Even their god, Apostle Paul, was a negro.
He was mistaken for an Egyptian. And we know ancient Egyptians were blacks.

Act 21:38 Art not thou that Egyptian…
Act 21:39 But Paul said, I am a man which am a Jew of Tarsus

Shalom
Re: There Is Someone In The Bible Who Was So Dark He Was Called Nigger by JMAN05: 11:43pm On Aug 09
Horus: The bible uses the word Niger in Acts 13:1 for black. Jesus had a brother named Simon. Matthew 13:55 says, “Is not this the carpenter’s son? Is not his mother called Mary? And his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas?” Verse 55 is asking about Jesus and it mentions one of his brothers being named Simon, who is called Niger in the Book of Acts 13:1. There is no question throughout the bible that the tribe of Judah were Negroes. Even Jeremiah (Jeremiah 14:2) “Judah mourneth and the gates thereof languish; they are black until the ground and the cry of Jerusalem is gone up.” The word for ground in Hebrew is Ura ‘erets eh’-rets, and it means earth, as in the rich, black soil of the earth. As opposed to the hmda ‘adamah ad-aw-maw’ for ground, which is reddish, ruddy or edom.

1. Dont link Simon, the brother of Jesus with the Simon mentioned in Acts 13:1. they are not the same. It was only that place that that Simon was mentioned. No where else. Some thorize that his being called the "black" could have been cos of his dark colored hair. Some say, it is his complexion. No one should be dogmatic about it cos it was probably a nickname given him. The account didnt say, "Simon, who is black/dark".

Judah were not Negroes. What is your proves? Blacks came from Cush.

Jeremiah 14:2 do not support your point as well. The translation of KJV no doubt contributed to this. Even at that, scholars have differing views as to what it means, however, none of them state that the verse is referring to a dark complexioned people.
Re: There Is Someone In The Bible Who Was So Dark He Was Called Nigger by JesusisLord85: 12:24am On Aug 10
JMAN05:
Judah were not Negroes. What is your proves? Blacks came from Cush.

Lol you love to quote these scholars. Edomites presumably.
Anyway, here is what the Zondervan Bible Dictionary says about HAM (from whom Cushites descend).
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.

So...Shut up!!

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Re: There Is Someone In The Bible Who Was So Dark He Was Called Nigger by MrPresident1: 9:33am On Aug 10
JesusisLord85:

Lol you love to quote these scholars. Edomites presumably.
Anyway, here is what the Zondervan Bible Dictionary says about HAM (from whom Cushites descend).
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.

So...Shut up!!

Thank you brother!
Re: There Is Someone In The Bible Who Was So Dark He Was Called Nigger by MrPresident1: 9:34am On Aug 10
JMAN05:

1. Dont link Simon, the brother of Jesus with the Simon mentioned in Acts 13:1. they are not the same. It was only that place that that Simon was mentioned. No where else. Some thorize that his being called the "black" could have been cos of his dark colored hair. Some say, it is his complexion. No one should be dogmatic about it cos it was probably a nickname given him. The account didnt say, "Simon, who is black/dark".

Judah were not Negroes. What is your proves? Blacks came from Cush.

Jeremiah 14:2 do not support your point as well. The translation of KJV no doubt contributed to this. Even at that, scholars have differing views as to what it means, however, none of them state that the verse is referring to a dark complexioned people.

Scholars? you mean Oyinbo Bible scholars? lol. People whose main agenda is to keep you perpetually in ignorance. Forget what you have been told and the lies you have been made to believe. READ NEGRO, REEEEEAD!!!!

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Re: There Is Someone In The Bible Who Was So Dark He Was Called Nigger by JMAN05: 1:21am On Aug 11
JesusisLord85:

Lol you love to quote these scholars. Edomites presumably.
Anyway, here is what the Zondervan Bible Dictionary says about HAM (from whom Cushites descend).
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.

So...Shut up!!

I appreciate ur point, but I think the writer is rather confused. who is a Negro? a person with dark skin who come from Africa (or whose ancestors came from Africa).

....He says they are not Negros

....But agreed they are dark skinned

....And that they come from africa - Egypt, Ethiopia.

Is he not confused?

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Read:

The term “Cush” at Genesis 2:13 is, therefore, connected by some scholars with the Kassu or Kassites of the Assyrian inscriptions, a people of uncertain origin inhabiting the plateau region of central Asia. An article by P. English in the Journal of Near Eastern Studies (1959, Vol. XVIII, pp. 49-53) presents evidence of a Negro population in ancient times in the region of the SE corner of the Black Sea and later in the Caucasus region farther N. It suggests a relationship between the names of the regions of Abkhazia and Khazaria, inhabited by such tribes, and the Biblical Cush.
Re: There Is Someone In The Bible Who Was So Dark He Was Called Nigger by JesusisLord85: 9:58pm On Aug 11
JMAN05:

I appreciate ur point, but I think the writer is rather confused.

You like to quote scholars, until they no longer support your case. At this point, they are now 'confused'.
Go look up Edom/Edomites too. You just might fall off your chair.lol
Look up Herod too while you are at it.

Shalom
Re: There Is Someone In The Bible Who Was So Dark He Was Called Nigger by JMAN05: 10:08pm On Aug 11
JesusisLord85:

You like to quote scholars, until they no longer support your case. At this point, they are now 'confused'.
Go look up Edom/Edomites too. You just might fall off your chair.lol
Look up Herod too while you are at it.

Shalom

I quote scholars does not mean that I quote babes in bible scholarship, people who do not know there right from left. Of course discernment is advised.

I guess my point is made. Thanks for ur time.
Re: There Is Someone In The Bible Who Was So Dark He Was Called Nigger by JesusisLord85: 10:12pm On Aug 11
JMAN05:

I quote scholars does not mean that I quote babes in bible scholarship, people who do not know there right from left. Of course discernment is advised.

I guess my point is made. Thanks for ur time.

lol Zondervan Bible Dictionary is the kind of stuff seminaries use. Like I said, I used to part of your deluded bunch. Anyway the bible finds you to be a liar. So that ought to shut you up.

Problem with you guys is you quote and give your own interpretation. Kind of like those random footnotes you see in NIV bibles.

I give precepts. If you have no precepts, then you ought to keep quiet until you find them. Because they are there.
Re: There Is Someone In The Bible Who Was So Dark He Was Called Nigger by JMAN05: 10:17pm On Aug 11
JesusisLord85:

lol Zondervan Bible Dictionary is the kind of stuff seminaries use. Like I said, I used to part of your deluded bunch. Anyway the bible finds you to be a liar. So that ought to shut you up.

Problem with you guys is you quote and give your own interpretation. Kind of like those random footnotes you see in NIV bibles.

I give precepts. If you have no precepts, then you ought to keep quiet until you find them. Because they are there.

Thanks for ur time sir.

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