He could have been, there are no pictures to prove as to what his skin colour was, we only know that he was Jewish,, so he could have been darker than most Caucasian people, or maybe lighter than the average Jewish person, most people from the Eastern European countries are dark skinned, it is also called Mediterranean, like southern Italian people are darker than Northerners.AnswerThis question reflects a typical our-of-context and wrongful interpretation of just one or two verses of scripture upon which whole theories are then based.
Firstly, Solomon was a Jew, and not black as the question suggests. He came from a heritage when marrying outside the Jewish race was taboo, and therefore his ancestry would have been very Jewish and almost exclusively pure-bred.
Secondly, the verses cited in the Song of Solomon refer to the lover (whether it was Solomon or not) being dark and suntanned - not black. The original Hebrew confirms this as the words used suggest a 'tanned' appearance rather than the black skin of the African, who were well-known both in the times of Solomon and when the Jews were in exile in Egypt. The distinction in the Hebrew makes this very clear.
As in Victorian England, white, pale (or untanned skin) was seen in Jewish society as more attractive than tanned skin and was believed to be something to which one should aspire. The reason for this was that those who were tanned were often those who were the lowliest people - those who worked outside on the land in the worst jobs. Nobility, or royalty, who had no need to work, had no need to be outside on hot days, and so retained the olive-skinned look of the Jew.
This is confirmed in subsequent verses where the lover makes known that he is actually not a worker in a vineyard, though his skin is tanned, but the keeper of a vineyard - a much more lucrative profession and more attractive for the female as he was not a peasant but a man of substance.
Therefore, the moral is, never look up Biblical passages out of context. Never cite one verse as 'evidence' of something or as a mandate for your own prejudices lest you totally misinterpret what was originally intended.
Therefore, as Solomon wasn't black then neither was Jesus, who came, as did Solomon, from Jewish ancestry and would have been olive-skinned like all Jews at that time.
Many Christians make the mistake of believing that Song of Solomon was literally written by King Solomon. The book is actually an operetta and has parts for a female singer and a male singer. In verse 1:5-6, the female singer describes her skin as dark because, as a farm worker, she spends a lot of time in the sun. She asks the townspeople not to look down on her because of this - something you could not imagine a rich and powerful king saying.
As the bible states that king Solomon was black, and Jesus came from Davids line so he was black.
Yes he is black ....Jesus descended from the line of ShemAnswer:No. According to tradition, Jacob was a student of Shem, so we Jews possess a line of tradition stretching straight back to Shem; and our information is that Shem was of Mediterranean (olive) pigmentation, not black.
"The Judgment of Solomon" (1909)
Jesus was neither black nor white. He came from the land modernly known as Israel, thus he was mediterranean - very tan.It is also clear that Jesus was of Jewish descent, of the tribe of Judah, descended from King David.
Solomon was supposably black in the bible.
yes because Solomon killed James a.k.a. big black gorrilla/black crayon with his chidori?
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Solomon says he was dark or black.
she was dark black...because we all know king solomon was black
Yes, she was a black woman. In your bible if you turn to song of Solomon 1:5... she says " A black girl i am..... this book of Solomon talks about an unswerving love of a Shulammite maiden for a sheperd boy in spite of king Solomon's attempts to win her for himself. Solomon talks about how beautiful she was, a companion etc. This is the proof scripture that she was a beautiful black woman.
It dont say no where in the Bible that He was black !
Vincent Barzoni painted a black Jesus in "Black Jesus Montage"
Menelik I, Emperor of Ethiopia, is traditionally believed to have been the son of King Solomon of ancient Israel and the Queen of Sheba . He ruled around 950 BC, according to traditional sources. As no contemporary portrait of him exists, his skin color cannot now be known. Menelik II ruled as Emperor of Ethiopia from 1889 to 1913, and claimed descent from Solomon. Black and white photos of him show that he had features considered typical of black Africans.
No. Jacob Black descended from a line of shapeshifters, his power to transform into a wolf is something he inherited.
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The bible states that he was black.
His name Darsan Solomon
Perhaps the Jews aren't as racist as the US?
Solomon was actually part black if you read the song of solomen in the kingjames version it says in the first part: I am black but come yee daughters of Jerusalem as the tents of kedar as the curtains of Solomon. look not upon me because I am black because the sun have looked upon me, my mother's children were angry with me. that is song of Solomon verses 5-6
Not all black people.
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Jesus' mother Mary was Jewish. While it is not impossible that she might be black the Israelites were not a black race and there is no reason to think Mary was black.