Origin Of The Black Race

Q. Where did the black race come from? Is there anything in the Bible making reference to this?

A. The black race is descended from Cush, a son of Ham and a grandson of Noah (Genesis 10:1, 6). After the languages were confused and the people were dispersed at the Tower of Babel (Genesis 11:1-9), the descendants of Cush moved into Africa and grew into the black African nations.

Ham is from a Hebrew word meaning hot as in “freshly baked”. We might say he had a dark tan from the Sun. Cush means “black” in Hebrew and is sometimes used in referring to the ancient Ethiopians.

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