When I show people that the geneological data in Genesis reveals that Abraham's ancestors came out of west central Africa, they often ask: "So Abraham was black?" I reply that we don't know how he looked physically because the text dwells more on his faith than his skin. Still, the idea that Abraham didn't look like a European shocks some people. They have read history painted in white.
There is an interesting post at Stand Firm on this subject. I encourage you to read it and the comments.
Assic of Elphin - Died c. 490. Bishop and Patron of Elphin, in Ireland, one of St. Patrick's converts, and worker in iron. In the Tripartite Life of St Patrick (ed. Whitley ...
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