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Thursday, December 7, 2023

“I Am Black” | Song of Solomon 1:5


Description of King Solomon’s dark, melanated skin. Kedar is also a reference to very dark skin, the descendants of Kedar (lineage of Ishmael) made their dwelling tents with black goat skins. See the underlying Hebrew translation at the links below for “black” and “Kedar”

Song of Solomon 1:5 | I am black, but comely, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, as the tents of Kedar, as the curtains of Solomon. 6Look not upon me, because I am black, because the sun hath looked upon me: my mother’s children were angry with me; they made me the keeper of the vineyards; but mine own vineyard have I not kept.

Description of King Solomon’s bushy, black hair i.e. afro.

Song of Solomon 5:11 | His head is as the most fine gold, his locks are bushy, and black as a raven.



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