Early Christians 

CHRISTIAN

The first recorded use of the term (or its cognates in other languages) is in the New Testament, in Acts 11:26, after Barnabas brought Saul (Paul) to Antioch where they taught the disciples for about a year, the text says: "[...] the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch." The second mention of the term follows in Acts 26:28, where Herod Agrippa II replied to Paul the Apostle, "Then Agrippa said unto Paul, Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian." The third and final New…

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The Hebrew 

 

Hebrews were Semites. Semites are darker skinned than European "white people". If you are asking if Hebrews are African, the answer to that question is also no. The images we see of Jesus in paintings are simply not accurate. The bible describes Jesus as olive skinned and dark curly hair. If you want to see what the ancient Hebrews and Jesus likely looked like, check out a modern Arab person as Arabs were also Bedouins. The Arabs and Hebrews come from the same blood line - Abraham gave birth to Esau…

THE LANGUAGE FACTOR 

Language Influence

The original language that the Israelites spoke was Hebrew. The Bible they used was the  Torah .This was a Hebrew translation of the first five book of Moses. It included the Ten Commandments. When they were exiled in to Egypt they continued to preserve this language.

During the time of Jesus, the Jews living around Rome had forgotten this Hebrew language. Most of those Jews spoke Aramaic an Afro-asiatic Language including Jesus. The Romans spoke Latin. However, Many Jews also could…

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Ethiopian Eunuch 

Philip encounters an Ethiopian eunuch and his retinue. He is at once exotic, powerful and pious. Greeks and Romans were particularly fascinated with dark-skinned Africans (Martin 1989:111; Diodorus Siculus Library of History 3.8.2-3; Strabo Geography 17.2.1-3). Although Ethiopian was used generally for anyone with these physical characteristics, here it refers to an inhabitant of the ancient kingdom of Meroe, which covered what is now northern Sudan south of Aswan to Khartoum (see NIV marginal note…

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CHRISTANITY 

Christianity is an Abrahamic monotheistic religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ as presented in the New Testament. Christianity is the world's largest religion, with over 2.4 billion adherents, known as Christians.Christians believe that Jesus is the Son of God and the savior of humanity whose coming as Christ or the Messiah was prophesied in the Old Testament.

Christian theology is expressed in ecumenical creeds. These professions of faith state that Jesus suffered, died, was buried…

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First Christian Nation 

 

Ethiopia First Christian Nation

The Acts of the Apostles describe the baptism of an Ethiopian eunuch shortly after the death of Christ 1-5 A.D. Eusebius of Caesaria, the first church historian, in his “Ecclesiastical History,” further tells of how the eunuch returned to diffuse the Christian teachings in his native land shortly after the Resurrection and prior to the arrival of the Apostle Matthew.

Before the Ethiopian king Ezana, (whose kingdom was then called Aksum) embraced Christianity for himself…

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