We know the story of the creation, but what does the Bible reveal about who Adam REALLY was? Does it support the scientific evidence about whether or not the origins of humanity were Black?
Although racist theologians would have us believe the Bible is built on whiteness, the Bible is rooted in African places and people. Research about the Bible seems to indicate that Adam, the first man, was indeed Black.
In Hebrew, the name Ahdahm is where we derive the name Adam. Ahdahm translates to dark, reddish-brown, or swarthy. On top of that, both scientists and Biblical scholars point out that the soil from which Adam was created, Aphar, translates to dark or black dust.
The Garden of Eden is more evidence. Based on biblical descriptions, Eden was most certainly located in Africa, near Ethiopia. The earliest human remains have been found in Ethiopia on several occasions.
Our people have been excluded from religious texts and truths long enough. When we learn the history of our people, we can see both our strength and our divinity. How will you celebrate your connection to God with your Blackness?
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