Read The Black Presence in the Bible: Discovering the Black and African Identity of Biblical Persons and Nations by Dr. Walter A. McCray, President of The National Black Evangelical Association. Visit Prophetic Whirlwind: an organization dedicated to uncovering the Black presence in the Bible via workshops, lectures, Bible study and devotional materials. read more
Your Question: Who is the first black man in the Bible? It is not clear who the first black man in the Bible is. The Bible is not interested in the colour of our skin, but in the salvation of our souls. It never talks about the skin colour of people as a subject that we should be interested in. However, if out of curiosity we would like to know, we can still find some indications in the Bible about skin colour. read more
And the LORD shall bring thee into Egypt again with ships, by the way whereof I spake unto thee, Thou shalt see it no more again: and there ye shall be sold unto your enemies for bondmen and bondwomen, and no man shall buy you.
I am black, but comely, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, as the tents of Kedar, as the curtains of Solomon.
For the fitches are not threshed with a threshing instrument, neither is a cart wheel turned about upon the cummin; but the fitches are beaten out with a staff, and the cummin with a rod.