The Bible does not reveal what led to the offspring of black people, or the red or

yellow or white, as we sometimes classify them. It does tell that God is no respecter of

persons and Acts 17:26 says, “And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to

dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and

the bounds of their habitation.” So it is clear that the color of one’s skin does not change

the way God views us. It is supposed by some scholars that after the flood, when

Noah’s sons, Shem, Ham and Japheth were the heads of various nations that as Ham’s

descendents were inEthiopia, he is the father of the black race, and related darker

skinned persons. Shem is the father of the Jewish race, and other related. Japheth’s

descendants occupied the “coastlands of the nations” (Gen 10:5), i.e., of the

Mediterranean SeainEuropeandAsia Minor. So none of us really need to know

whether our ancestors came from Shem or Ham or Japheth. Where we came from is not

nearly as important as where we are going.


T. Pierce Brown

1068 Mitchell Ave.


(931) 528-3600



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