Does the New ‘Exodus’ Movie Whitewash the Bible?

Joel Baden and Candida Moss, CNN, December 10, 2014

Editor’s note: Joel Baden is professor of Hebrew Bible at Yale University. Candida Moss is professor of New Testament and early Christianity at the University of Notre Dame. The opinions in this column belong to them.

The new biblical epic from director Ridley Scott, “Exodus: Gods and Kings,” has a race problem.

We’ve known since the moment the full cast was announced: nearly every major role in the movie is played by a white actor.

What makes it worse for many observers is that, on the flip side, virtually every black actor in the movie is playing a part called “Egyptian thief” or “assassin” or “royal servant” or “Egyptian lower class civilian.”

In the weeks before “Exodus” opens, on December 12, a number of people, from African-American activists to Jewish journalists, have called for a boycott of the potential blockbuster.

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If “Exodus” were a tale set in the antebellum South, such a disparity might be historically justifiable. But this story is set in Egypt (which was part of Africa even back then), with characters of exclusively Middle Eastern origin. According to the Bible, Abraham, and therefore all subsequent Jews, were of Mesopotamian–that is, Iraqi–descent.

Before we start skewering Scott too thoroughly, we should probably remember that the whitewashing of Bible movies is a well-established tradition. Cecile B. DeMille’s “The Ten Commandments” should probably get a pass, as it was made in 1956, before Hollywood was integrated to any substantial degree.

But the same cannot be said for this past spring’s “Noah,” which has an even less diverse cast than “Exodus,” and with greater racial implications, seeing as how all of humanity is supposed to have descended from Noah and his entirely white family.

Nor should we pretend that this is a modern problem, or one unique to film representations of the Bible and its central characters. Every European painting of a biblical scene, from the Middle Ages through the Renaissance and beyond, depicts a whitewashed Bible.

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The most obvious error in this sort of casting is the historical one: Inhabitants of ancient Egypt and Israel simply didn’t look like Christian Bale or Joel Edgerton.

The deeper problem is one of conflating whiteness with heroism and power. Is it so hard to imagine our biblical heroes as being nonwhite? Is it beyond belief that one of the greatest empires in world history had authentically dark skin, rather than being white folks just wearing a ton of makeup?

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The race of the ancient Egyptians has been controversial for over two centuries. It is a loaded debate that cannot be understood apart from the historical contexts of the scholars engaged in the conversation.

The debate was particularly intense during the abolitionist movement in the United States. At stake were the claims of the pro-slavery faction: that black people were inherently physically and intellectually inferior and, thus, well-suited for slavery. If the ancient Egyptians–world leaders in architecture, engineering, farming, and literary production, as well as documented slave owners–were not white, then there was a problem.

This project reached its apex in the work of “American School” of anthropology, founded in the first half of the 19th century by Samuel George Morton, which claimed that God had created multiple hierarchically organized races, with Caucasians at the top.

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From the second half of the 20th century onward, anthropologists have largely agreed that ancient Egyptians were indigenous to the Nile region and genetically representative of Northeastern Africa. Egypt has long been a genetic crossroads, because it has long been a political and economic crossroads, since before we have written records.

At least one important minority opinion, however, known as “the Black Egyptian hypothesis,” emphasizes racial ties between Egypt and sub-Saharan Africa. The theory–favored by W.E.B. du Bois–draws upon philology, the writings of historians, and art and architecture to argue that ancient Egypt was a black civilization.

This controversy over race is something the makers of “Exodus” claim to have thought about.

“We cast major actors from different ethnicities to reflect this diversity of culture, from Iranians to Spaniards to Arabs,” Scott said. “There are many different theories about the ethnicity of the Egyptian people, and we had a lot of discussions about how to best represent the culture.”

Despite this discussion, the tableau produced in “Exodus,” unfortunately, is the one favored by 19th-century slave traders.

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Whitewashing the Bible is problematic both because it is unhistorical and because it reinscribes the dangerous association of whiteness, divine favor and heroism that has plagued modern Christianity. Recognizing the violent and painful history of this idea–particularly as it pertains to ancient Egypt–is an important preamble to talking about it.

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  • dd121

    I’ve seen many pictures of Jesus and he always has blond hair and blue eyes. That’s the way God wants it. QED

    • Bossman

      He only began to appear that way when artists in the Middle Ages painted him that way. The earliest pictures of him are those of a bearded Middle Eastern man.

      • Yves Vannes

        Many Persians are blond and blue eyed. What earliest pictures? Muslims don’t draw pictures and they destroyed all of the art work of the Zoroastrians and Mithridates. Even Fra Angelico, Giotto, and Cimabue (all guineas) painted him blond haired and blue eyed. So it must be true.

        • Bossman

          What must be true? It all depends on who you want to believe. Here’s something that will blow your mind: The very first picture of Jesus was modeled after the gay young lover of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius and after that he was given a beard and dark hair until became blond in the Middle Ages.

          • Reynardine

            ???????????

          • Julius Caesar

            I’m going to need a source for that one, Bossman. When I think of paintings of Christ I think of Cesare Borgia.

          • Bossman

            You will have to search the internet for that. I completely forgot where I got this information from and may have gotten the name of the emperor wrong. He may have been Hadrian and not Marcus Aurelius. They were both gay.

          • Julius Caesar

            Well, until you can find me that evidence, I’ll have to disregard what you said. Until then I’ll just go ahead and make the claim that I am Julius Caesar incarnate. My proof is somewhere on the internet…I just forgot WHERE exactly.

          • Spikeygrrl

            Kinda like Barry Soetoro.

          • Julius Caesar

            Don’t insult my name by comparing me to that….thing.

          • Spikeygrrl

            No insult intended, and I won’t comment on your posts again.

          • Julius Caesar

            It was a joke…

          • Bossman

            Cesare Borgia is someone from the Middle Ages. What did Jesus looked like before that? I once read a book called Jesus the Magician and on the cover of that book had the earliest painting of Jesus and it was the picture of a very Middle Eastern man with a magic wand in his hand.

          • Julius Caesar

            I don’t know what he looked like, I never met the guy. I just pointed out that when I think of Christ I think of Borgia. Of course earlier representations of his likeness appear before that time, but I don’t know what they look like. Until you can cite me your sources, which you have not done, I’ll go on thinking of Christ as looking like Cesare Borgia.

          • Bossman

            How about this very early depiction?

          • David Ashton

            His face here looks quite European to me, but then beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

          • George Clark

            Sillius Saurous was the source, I think. Or maybe Biggus Dickus, one or the other.

          • Those damn gays are always trying to mainstream themselves!

          • Fr. John+

            Oh God. Treating 11980’s Boswell balderdash homosexual apologist rewrites of History as verifiable fact??? … pass.

          • Bossman

            I take a lot of this with a grain of salt. Jesus may be just an icon and a completely mythological being.

          • propagandaoftruth

            It all depends on who you want to believe.

            —————-

            Lie based propaganda? The Truth, however, is easily found by science – genetic testing of remains. Those from Egypt I’ve seen say the ancient Egyptians were some form of White.

          • David Ashton

            Are you so naive as to believe that?

        • George Clark

          “Muslims don’t draw pictures.” So we don’t have a source pic of muhammad. So how do the muzzies know that we are committing sacrilege when we paint of pic of him? I mean, the common pic drawn of the guy is of an evil looking dude with a beard and a weird hat. Somewhat normal looking, not a mutant. But if we take a lot of firsthand reports on the guy, he would have looked like poor old Rondo Hatton. And not many people draw muhammad by way of Rondo.

      • Reynardine

        ??????????

      • This is one of the few times I’d probably agree with you. Jesus, historically, was Jewish and likely had dark hair, a dark beard, and had olive complected skin. He was not white as we commonly imagine (i.e., blue eyes and blonde hair) – that is, if we’re going to stick with the historical accounts in the New Testament and how Jews of that ancient time period actually appeared.

        • Fr. John+

          Oy. I feel like I am reading the same balderdash from 1999 again and again, and, like ‘whack-a-mole,’ no matter how many times you beat it down, the lies just keep coming back.

          I once wrote an article on this very fallacy. Here are the pertinent points:

          The historian Josephus describes David as having golden-red/blonde skin/hair (Antiquities, VI:164). In fact, Jesus Christ could not have been the Christ, if He had, at any point in his lineage, been a mongrel or a mamzer (the exact meaning of the word is ‘bastard’) in blood from his Mother, the Theotokos. For
          no mamzerim or bastard could ever enter into the congregation of the everlasting Church of Almighty God (Deut. 23:2). Thus, the Talmud, the written record of Khazarian Jewry’s belief structures, gleaned in the Babylonian captivity, is Jewry’s ‘summa’ – of the world, the West, and Christendom. The most vicious of its’ pages forever seeks to demean Christ’s genealogy in its pages: by making Jesus – the Son of the Blessed Virgin Mary, He who
          was conceived without sin- in the ‘Jewish’ [sic] mind makes Christ out to be that very “mamzer,’ that the later Khazars actually were! That is why Jesus is called ‘the son of the whore,’ and ‘the filthy issue of a Roman centurion and a whore,’ etc. in the “Jewish [sic] holy books.’ We have to be honest. NO ONE is above criticism, when they lie.

          Therefore the ancient Talmudic opprobrium on Christ shows a hatred of Christianity by Jewry, which has lasted over the centuries; yet there can yet be recognized (in a warped and
          lying fashion, of course, but there nevertheless!) the conscious perversion of the more ancient Biblical mandate re: racial segregation contained in the Torah, the basis for the Biblical record of ‘set apartness’!

          But why bring this up? What difference does ‘race’ make to the Church? Aren’t we told by every liberal, feminazi, gay, and ‘pseudo-evangelical’ that ‘ racism’ is the ‘greatest sin’ within the Church, even while they deny Christ’s divinity, the Virgin Birth,
          heterosexual monogamy, and the male-only priesthood? But if these misguided individuals feel this way, and they are outside of the Church, then the TRUTH must be found 180 degrees in the opposite direction; if heretics hate the idea that someone might be looking at Christ’s ethnic heritage from the record of Scripture and genetics, then exactly there, might lie the actual verities contained in Scripture!

          If what Josephus writes is true, or even if only King David (alone among all Christ’s ancestors) were fair/Caucasian, it would follow that so is Christ, as he is the ‘greater David.’

          For, among all Christ’s ancestors, (and thus, of Adamkind’s race as defined below) such genetic typing is still (must I repeat it?) a biologically recessive trait, and must come from both parents to be passed on, especially in the ‘ fourteen generations
          from Adam to David;’ [Matt.1:17] which fourteen generations would have shown the Ancient Israelites clearly to whom they were to look for spouses to marry, and more importantly, those with whom they were to procreate!

          The Hebrews were commanded by YHWH to be eugenically ‘pure,’ as I have calmly tried to show, and thus, this recessive trait could easily (indeed, more likely than not) have been passed on to Christ, twenty-eight generations after King David, of which Jesus
          of Nazareth was that “Greater David!”

          Then what right do people have, to portray him pictorially (and even iconographically!) as a swarthy Khazarian-type, when he is neither ethnically, racially, or historically tied to such people as the Khazarian ‘Jews,’ but is more racially akin (it would seem) to Swedes, Norwegians, Danes, Teutons, and Celts, if you will – that
          strain of humanity, some Jews [NYC former Mayor Ed Koch] have even called ‘the Lost Tribes of Israel’?

          Is this refusal to NOT see Christ, even hypothetically, as a blond/blue-eyed ‘Second Adam,’ (i.e., ‘he who blushes’) when he very well MAY be, not a form of the grossest idolatry, and an abominable iconoclastic false IDOL-the concrete MIS representation, if Christ is, or even could be indeed Caucasoid/ blond/ and -or fair? Have not the movies from Western Europe, up until the late 1960’s, in portraying Moses as a Charlton Heston-like figure; or even having Celtic Charleton Heston portray John the Baptist, in a film even more accurately portraying Christ and his family (John Baptist was Our Lord’s Cousin, after all!) as a blue-eyed ‘Nordic’? That Heston could be John Baptist to the very Norwegian -’Aryan’ actor Max von Sydow, in “The Greatest Story Ever Told,” seems now distinctly possible! Are films such as this, coming from the heyday of Hollywood’s history, be more racially true, than these new ‘jewish/khazarian’ approved versions of a hawk-nosed, or dark/swarthy ‘Christ,’ in the so-called ‘Evangelical’ Christian propaganda films since the rise of the “Jesus movement,’ of the last twenty years?

          What of the “African-American” Bibles now being peddled to the semi-literate masses who have dared to portray the Israelites, and
          Christ Himself [!] as NEGROID! What iconic dung!

          There will be those who ask, “Why bother, what difference does it make? Aren’t we all Christians, aren’t we all brothers?” The answer to both questions must be forever, and unequivocal NO!
          One must be honest, (if history and first-hand observations -or, in the case of Josephus, divine Jewish TRADITION) says: that David was fair, and that the Word “adam” means ‘he who blushes.” If Christ is the Second Adam (as well as the Word of God -and He is! – John 1:1!] as St. Paul and St. John say, this identification with the “Chosen People” of God is not restricted, to merely his sacrificial act on the Cross! No! EVERYTHING Christ did is related to the redemption of He who came ‘to save His People from Their sins!’ INCLUDING THEIR RACE!

          If Christ/Israel is of the Caucasoid racial strain, it becomes blasphemy, to deny that He, or they, is/are NOT so! Moreover, one must ask these questions, and wonder why the godless are so ‘adam’-antly opposed [literally!] to such a possibility!!! For, rest assured, the “dogs” in our midst know these Truths! That is why they hate any mention, and belief in, the TRUTH that Christ may have been Caucasoid, that Europe’s nations may be the sum total of Christendom, and these dogs use every opportunity to denigrate Christianity, the Blessed Virgin, etc., for their own perverse and satanic ends.

          Let me quote you just one example: “It will also help, he [Olmos] said, when people realize that God is God, not necessarily a man and quite possibly a woman. And Jesus was a Jew.’ ‘Jesus was a Jew, and if you’re Christian and anti-Semitic, you better watch out,” he [Olmos] said. “This is how far we have to go — people still think Jesus was blond and blue-eyed.’ ‘It’s a truth that Jesus was born in North Africa,’ Olmos said, ‘ and had woolly hair and brown skin.’

          He [Olmos] illustrated this by inviting an African-American from the audience to stand on the stage with his arms outstretched, like Jesus on the cross. ‘Imagine if children of color could see this
          image,’ he said. ‘Imagine if Caucasian children could see this image.’ ‘Children of color would know how they have contributed to the planet.’ ” Actor (from the Greek word for “hypocrite”) Edward James Olmos emphasizes importance of knowing own culture – By Cindy Ramirez-Cadena, El Paso Times – 10/16/99.

          Now, based on the multitude of articles, websites, and intelligent minds I have quoted up till now, delineating the racial, ethnic, historical, and biblical evidence against such a blasphemous claim, can you see how this scum Olmos, this mestizo child of
          illegal immigrant wetbacks from Mexico, (who is just ONE kook voice in the panoply of Christ/Anglo haters!) seeks to spew hate against Christ, against Caucasian/European man, as well as YHWH God, the God of the Ecumene, by daring to say that God is ‘quite possibly a woman?’ Yet this is who ‘speaks for God’
          today, via the Spinmeister’s news media!”

          End quote.

          As you can see, this isn’t simply science. This isn’t even simple anthropology; with the anathematizing of Watson, father of DNA, and the need to sell his Nobel Prize, what we have is nothing less than Medieval Inquisitionalism! This denial of Christ’s Adamic race, is sheer, unadulterated anti-white RACISM, and it needs to be stopped. Obama and all the American non-Whites over the last eight years- this includes the Jews as well. Neither ‘xenos’ have made things better; instead, they are using WHITES as their personal ‘whipping boy’ to create a genocidal cast of mind against the very race of Christendom. And now they are blaspheming the religion of Christendom in every possible manner, thinking they have gotten rid of the racial awareness that the West once knew and practiced. Sorry, not going there. Such blasphemers are devoid of truth, grace, and ultimately, all measure of sanity.

          • David Jones

            Very, very interesting, I for one learned a lot.

          • Good Lord, talk about taking the long and convoluted route! That’s a lot of ‘could’ve,’ ‘would’ve,’ ‘possible’ in one jumbled mess. But thanks anyways.

          • Fr. John+

            To be more succint. You’re welcome. And clearly, you’ve never had to wade through Talmudic eisogesis.. have you? LOL

          • David Ashton

            The Hebrews in Palestine of the 1st century were not Khazars. But many notions of British or Aryan Israel are mistaken.

          • Fr. John+

            You are correct, Mr. A. The Hebrews in First Century Palestine were not Khazars. Jewish Author Arthur Koestler made that point clear in his 1976 book, ‘The Thirteenth Tribe.’ But, neither can it be predicated that the Hebrews of the current occupation have any ethnic, racial, or temporal connection to the Biblical Hebrews, as both Koestler and Schlomo Sand ahve made clear. And they are Jews- shouldn’t we at least believe them. As to British of Aryan “israel” comments… would you rather the AIPAC, Hagee-ite heresy, instead?

          • David Ashton

            Don’t agree with much of Sand, nor would British/Aryan “Israel”. The Khazars = Ashkenazim 100% hypothesis has its genetic and historical flaws. Koestler became an anti-communist and then an anti-Zionist, and some of his comments in both cases are quite sensible. No, I do not prefer Hagee & his like – I would prefer Stephen Sizer, if I thought the Bible entirely credible.

          • Fr. John+

            I see. You merely are a rabble rouser who can’t be swayed by any logical argument or data, from your knee-jerk bigotry, eh?

        • David Ashton

          The Nordic strain was quite widespread in the Middle East of that ancient time period, but if Jesus was Mediterrean he would still belong to the primary race we know as “white”.

      • propagandaoftruth

        North Africa and the ME were much Whiter before Islamic slavery.

        The actors could well look like the original inhabitants. Blacks and ther excuse making worshippers have been trying to claim Caucasian civilizations of their own since no populace with an average IQ of 70ish has ever nor ever will be capable of self sustained civilization.

        • Twan

          Only egyptians bear the mark of post-neolithic admixture (due to continued migrations from the near east). The trans-saharan slave trade had next to no impact on the african admixture most northwest africans carry today. Only an outlier segment of northwest african society has been affected by the slave trade. And you can usually tell, as they (the outliers) carry significantly more african admix than your typical northwest african (anywhere from 50% to 90+%). The admixture signals in northwest africans predate the PPNB period, which suggests that this admixture event occurred long prior them operating the Sahara’s medieval caravan trade routes. In the post-LGM, most northwest africans have been homogenized “quadroons” since BEFORE antiquity.

          Northeast Africa is different. There’s a pattern of clinal gradation along the length of the nile. Whereby the further south one goes from the mouth of the river in the mediterranean, increased africanity can be observed. Compare an upper egyptian to a lower egyptian/middle egyptian. Naturally, the part of Egypt that is closest to western Asia (lower egypt) has been impacted more by both pre- and post-neolithic (near eastern) migrations.

      • David Ashton

        The “earliest pictures” are not representative but symbolic, and he appears as a young beardless man. There is no reason to suppose he was not a white man, even if his hair was brunet and his eyes brown. However, blue eyes were not uncommon in the Palestine of his day – as is also the case among pre-Israeli inhabitants in the northern area. David had fair or red hair, and he is described as the “son of David” despite deprecating messianic descent. There is a fairly detailed discussion of his traditional appearance by Fernand Prat SJ in his biography of Jesus.

    • Alexandra1973

      We don’t know what Jesus looked like during His time on earth, but I’m willing to lay odds that He was not a blue-eyed blond Caucasian. He was a Jew.

      I’ve heard that any paintings of Jesus were modeled on Cesare Borgia. Don’t know if it’s true or not.

      • Bossman

        He was first modeled on the gay young lover of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius and after some time he was given a beard and dark hair to look Middle Eastern. You’re free to believe what you want about this.

        • Alexandra1973

          Well, no one knows what He looked like during His time on earth. But He was definitely a Jew.

          • Sick of it

            Abraham came from the Sumerian city of Ur, not Central Asia or sub-Saharan Africa.

        • Sparky

          Clearly you’ve been influenced by the Gay Mafia.

        • RationaliseThis

          Did you watch conrads video, above, of Pontius Pilates letter to Tiberius Caesar describing Jesus physically? Pilate says he was blonde and blue eyed. Blondness exists in the middle esst, Berbers can be 13% blonde.

          Of course there is also Pantera. The Romans used many Auxiliaries, non Roman soldiers such as Germans, Pantera is the German Centurion that might have been Jesuses father.

          The Merovingians, the first kings of Europe, were also known as the long haired kings because they kept their hair in the German style, rather than cropped like the Romans. This might have inspired the long hair and beard as it was high status but if Pilate wrote a letter to Caesar I am inclined to believe him.

      • David Ashton

        Ancient Hebrews spoke a Semitic not Indo-European language, but were Caucasians.

  • [Guest]

    In their rich literary and cinematographic history, have Africans portrayed the heroes and heroines of their religions as black, white, red, or yellow?

    • Bossman

      This guy looks like he could have a little bit of white ancestry.

      • Reynardine

        ????????????

      • dd121

        Or not.

  • Is anyone going to call out the naked emperor here? That the credible science and archaeology states that there was no great exodus of mono-tribal slaves out of Egypt during the New Kingdom, that the very genesis of the Hebrew nation comes from a random trickle of not really closely related slaves escaping Egypt and hooking up with rebellious southern Canaanites?

    What is also curious to me is how the Passover and Exodus legend went from an identifiable particular group of people recognizing that their God did them a favor by liberating them, which was the way that Jews have interpreted the legend through most of its existence, to the notion that the P&E legend is supposed to be some sort of moral imperative against slavery in general, and by deduction, also against “racism.” (Those themes showed up in the epic 1956 version of TTC starring Charlton Heston). Incidentally, some people wonder today why white slave owners in the antebellum South gave their black slaves Christianity and the Bible, when that book’s second chapter is a tale about slaves being freed. Well, I just answered that question — At that time, Exodus was not interpreted as being an anti-slavery commandment — It was interpreted as the Jewish God doing Jews a favor.

    • Bossman

      The Roman historian Tacitus thought that Moses and his people were kicked out of Egypt by the Pharaoh because they were infected with a skin disease that was affecting the whole country. Then Moses said to his people: Let us be resourceful and reject all thing Egyptians including their gods because they and their gods have forsaken us and let us find a new god.

      • Sparky

        What an interesting assortment of falsehoods you’ve assembled for this thread.

      • David Ashton

        I had forgotten that the “multitude” led out of Egypt was “mixed”, but I think the earlier observations are correct.

  • John Smith

    The ancient Egyptians (at the elite level) were Europeans.

    That is why the pyramids got built and things got done.

    When the “browning” process began and they became mongrelized, they somehow lost the ability to build pyramids. Go figure.

    • DD-762

      That was known as A4 or Ancient African Affirmative Action.

    • Bossman

      What about the pyramids of Central America and Mexico? Were they built by white Egyptians?

      • Reynardine

        No they were built by you, obviously.

      • Sick of it

        White Phoenicians more than likely.

      • Gee, I always thought Pedro and a few of his gardner friends built them?

      • David Ashton

        There are legends of white gods.

        • Bossman

          Are you so naive as to believe that?

          • David Ashton

            I refer you to Pierre Honore’s “In Search of Quetzalcoatl” (2007), though I don’t see why only white people could build pyramids.

  • B.A_2014

    They beez black n sheet!

  • DD-762

    That did it! I am boycotting “Exodus”. I boycotted “Saving Private Ryan” for the same reason.

  • superlloyd

    ‘Inhabitants of ancient Egypt and Israel simply didn’t look like Christian Bale or Joel Edgerton.’

    True, but they didn’t look like Wesley Snipes or Samuel L. Jackson. They looked like the current middle eastern inhabitants i.e semitic caucasians.

    • Rhialto

      I agree. The most physically accurate actors for this Exodus would be Palestinians.

      • Mahound

        Totally incorrect. The ancient Egyptians were all white. The upper classes were Nordic while the common man was Mediterranean. Slaves were African or Semites. The Israelites would have looked something like the current Saudi royal family, a very classical unmixed Semitic look. The Egyptian ruling class would have looked like Vikings. The average Egyptian would have looked somewhat like today’s southern French or Italian.

  • The race of the ancient Egyptians has been controversial for over two centuries.

    But not anymore. Tutankhamun’s DNA compared to modern people.

    • Sparky

      Too bad “March of the Titans” is no longer available as a free down load off the web. It did a good job of documenting who the ancient Egyptians were and how the darker people came to be in power there. It also includes archaeological evidence showing busts of ancient kings and queens that are clearly of white people.

  • Mary

    The ancient Egyptians were not black, and I doubt that Hollywood has a glut of Middle Eastern actors to choose from. I also doubt those protesting would object to a black being cast in a White role. Such as the new “Annie” being black. Granted, a fictional role, but an iconic one.

    • [Guest]

      Hollywood plays the race-switching game quite a bit, as in the movie about black killer Chante Jawan Mallard, the hit-and-run drunk driver whose victim crashed through her windshield and died hours later in her garage. Hollywood cast a white woman (in cornrows) as the real-life black killer.

      • David Ashton

        Hasn’t Hollywood almost always used the OT in the Jewish or Zionist interest? Its heroes have to look like “Americans” not A-Rabs.

    • David Ashton

      Be grateful to be spared Morgan Freeman as an anachronistic Moses – I think he has played the President twice and God once. (I quite like his but not his politics.)

  • Antony Palmer

    Have to take issue. If the Carthaginians of North Africa at the time were caucasians as were the Egyptian nobility what makes you think the Israelites weren’t. Whites held a lot more territory back then compared to now.

  • Yves Vannes

    I’d like to be in on the meeting in which a director asks investors to put up $100 million dollars for a movie staring Fazid Fetid and Thora Mustachiod.

  • Reynardine

    Black civilization, yup…

  • JohnEngelman

    The ancient Egyptians and Hebrews did not have blond hair and blue eyes. They were not Negroes either.

    About 60,000 years ago one hundred to several hundred modern humans left Africa, probably crossing the Sinai Peninsula. These looked more similar to the San Bushmen of southern Africa, than any other race.

    On the other side of the Sinai Peninsula the Caucasian race evolved. It began agriculture 10,000 years ago. Because a neolithic population grows faster than a paleolithic population, some of these crossed back across the Sinai Peninsula, and settled the Nile Delta, displacing the Negroes there.

    • IstvanIN

      DNA evidence backs you up.

    • Bossman

      These West Asians were very good at displacing the Negroes. Even today any Black with a little bit of Arab in his background, especially if he has a straight nose and light skin will consider himself Arab and have nothing much to do with real Blacks.

  • Xerxes22

    Ridley Scott should have gotten the Blackest actor that he could find to play the part of Moses. Blacks would be pacified. Of course the Tribe would be peeved but they wouldn’t be able to do any thing about it.

    • Mahound

      They should have a full-bloodied African playing Anne Frank for the sake of diversity.

      • David Ashton

        I recently noticed a collection of “her” many OTHER great writings, including an unfinished novel about a teenage girl called Cody (not so far as I know a Dutch or Hebrew name).

  • Some of them say that they “can’t breathe”, so I would like them to boycott air.

    • Neuday

      I believe the correct spelling is “can’t breeve”

  • Alexandra1973

    I don’t see where. Especially not in Revelation, which describes the *risen* Jesus Christ.

    • italian guy

      Sorry, I should have add the context.
      “And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace” Brass looks white when burned and there is a kind of blond hair that almost look white.
      “Her Nazarites were purer than snow, they were whiter than milk, they
      were more ruddy in body than rubies, their polishing was of sapphire.”
      Jesus was a Nazarites i.e an “Israeli” that made a vow of dedication to Yahweh.
      “Thou art fairer than the children of men”
      We are the only people which majority can be described as “fair”.

      • Yep, let’s take metaphorical language and apocalyptic imagery and twist it into a European Jesus that were most comfortable with.

        Hermeneutics anyone?

        • italian guy

          Well I don’t claim to know the truth about everything, I’m just a guy with an opinion… those are the only instances in which Jesus is described in the bible and every time without fail he is described as white, fair etc. etc. You can interpret that however you like, IMO it’s because he was a European, that’s all.

          • David Ashton

            Actually your point about Nazarites is quite reasonable. Light skin was valued among the ancient Hebrews, whereas the Ethiopian could not change his “spots”. I do not think all white people, let alone all people alive today, descended from Noah, but some authorities believe that his name identified him as an “Aryan”, i.e. “Na” = water (in I-E), but I haven’t had the time or inclination to go into this.

  • Xerxes22

    In this new version, Little Orphan Annie and the Daddy Warbucks are Black while the villain Mrs. Hannigan is White. Typical anti-White garbage from the usual suspects.

    • Mary

      Yes, and also significantly, the Grace Farrell character (Daddy Warbucks character’s secretary and incipient love interest), is also White.

  • [Guest]

    After having read that article and looked up the co-writer, Candida Moss, I’ve decided that I’d rather look at her than heed anything she says or believes.

    • FinnShane

      Me too. If I was at a lecture of hers I wouldn’t hear a thing she is saying, distracted as I would be by her looks and English accent; as a side effect I would spared having to listen to a load of bull.

  • dd121

    A lot of what Josephus wrote is said by scholars to have been added in the middle ages. I don’t care, Jesus has blond hair and blue eyes in my historiography.

    • Sick of it

      In any case, the non-white DNA generally flowed into the region after the muslim conquests. I’m honestly astounded by the ignorance of people who believe that folks in that part of the world were black or brown in ancient times.

      • dd121

        Just look at the busts from Roman times that have survived into modern times. They look pretty Aryan to me. Southern Italians today are a different story.

        • Sick of it

          Southern Italians derive from a phenomenon commonly called jungle fever. It also amazes me that people cannot look at part black individuals in America then compare them to so many dark Southern Italians.

        • Sick of it

          Southern Italians are a by-product of Islamic conquest.

          • italian guy

            I will never understand why you Americans have this misconception about Arabs and Italy (and sometimes Spain), they gained political control of the West part of Sicily for like 100 years and they were literally wiped out by the Normans… using your logic, the entire population of India (the dark Dravidians) is mixed with the English for example, it just doesn’t make any sense.

            Think about the Americas too, they should be completely White,
            considering the domination and actual colonization that European
            settlers did, but it’s not the case.

          • Sick of it

            I’ve never stated that white Americans are all 100% white. I can also look at people and see various admixtures. My eyes are more honest than people who are embarrassed or trying to pull a fast one.

          • italian guy

            It’s not like I’m angry or anything, just pointed out that you guys in general have a misconception about Southern Europe, that’s all.

          • benvad

            Not true they’re actually of Greek origin that’s all. Like Crete and Cyprus.

  • Sue

    Then don’t go see it. Simple.

  • Fr. John+

    “If “Exodus” were a tale set in the antebellum South, such a disparity might be historically justifiable. But this story is set in Egypt (which was part of Africa even back then), with characters of exclusively Middle Eastern origin. According to the Bible, Abraham, and therefore all subsequent Jews, were of Mesopotamian–that is, Iraqi–descent.”

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

    The utter chutzpah of these [sic] Scripture Scholars, is as laughable as their eisogesis (reading into Scripture). Adam, as the ‘last created Man’ is clearly caucasoid, as the very LINGUISTIC term ‘aw-dawm’ means ‘fair, ruddy, able to [visibly] blush’ This definition is clearly noted in Strong’s Concordance of the Bible. And they know it, and LIE, because they put forward the Multicultural HERESY before the Word of God.

    And the Egyptians were in NORTHERN Africa. NOT sub-Saharan Africa. The overwhelming anthropological evidence shows that the Pharaohs were caucasoid, and only very late in their lineages/dynasties, were outbred by the influx of too many… yes, you guessed it… SLAVES from south of the Nile’s cataracts. Moreover, the lineage of Abraham is NOT Babylonian. This has been refuted as well. UR of the Chaldees can also be (and fits in with the Tigris/Euphrates river delimiters of Scripture), as URFA, which is in TURKEY/Persia… the place from which the ARYANS come.. i.e., WHITES, you know?

    It is only because SOME wish to equate the Khazar conversion race (now irrefutable with Elhaik’s DNA research) with the Biblical race of the ‘Hebrews’ (by the way, Abraham is NOT and never was, a Jew) that this geographic and time-muddying, and playing fast and loose with the facts, now has so many people DUPED, as to the TRUE nature of “Adam’s Seed, and David’s Line” per the old hymn. Two thousand years of Christendom’s representations of Adam’s descendants as ‘like unto us’ whites in Europe, is also coupled with the clearly post-Ferguson portrayal of the demons and evil angels as ‘wicked and black of skin.’ Any Iconography of the last seven hundred years can corroborate that in a minute. These charlatans should recuse themselves for bigotry and Caucaphobia, in their Scripture twisting. Anathema Sit.

  • Fr. John+

    I’m reposting this. HOW DARE YOUR CHRISTOPHOBIC ‘CENSORS’ DELETE MY POSTS!

    “If “Exodus” were a tale set in the antebellum South, such a disparity might be historically justifiable. But this story is set in Egypt (which was part of Africa even back then), with characters of exclusively Middle Eastern origin. According to the Bible, Abraham, and therefore all subsequent Jews, were of Mesopotamian–that is, Iraqi–descent.”

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

    The utter chutzpah of these [sic] Scripture Scholars, is as laughable as their eisogesis (reading into Scripture). Adam, as the ‘last created Man’ is clearly caucasoid, as the very LINGUISTIC term ‘aw-dawm’ means ‘fair, ruddy, able to [visibly] blush’ This definition is clearly noted in Strong’s Concordance of the Bible. And they know it, and LIE, because they put forward the Multicultural HERESY before the Word of God.

    And the Egyptians were in NORTHERN Africa. NOT sub-Saharan Africa. The overwhelming anthropological evidence shows that the Pharaohs were caucasoid, and only very late in their lineages/dynasties, were outbred by the influx of too many… yes, you guessed it… SLAVES from south of the Nile’s cataracts. Moreover, the lineage of Abraham is NOT Babylonian. This has been refuted as well. UR of the Chaldees can also be (and fits in with the Tigris/Euphrates river delimiters of Scripture), as URFA, which is in TURKEY/Persia… the place from which the ARYANS come.. i.e., WHITES, you know?

    It is only because SOME wish to equate the Khazar conversion race (now irrefutable with Elhaik’s DNA research) with the Biblical race of the ‘Hebrews’ (by the way, Abraham is NOT and never was, a Jew) that this geographic and time-muddying, and playing fast and loose with the facts, now has so many people DUPED, as to the TRUE nature of “Adam’s Seed, and David’s Line” per the old hymn. Two thousand years of Christendom’s representations of Adam’s descendants as ‘like unto us’ whites in Europe, is also coupled with the clearly post-Ferguson portrayal of the demons and evil angels as ‘wicked and black of skin.’ Any Iconography of the last seven hundred years can corroborate that in a minute. These charlatans should recuse themselves for bigotry and Caucaphobia, in their Scripture twisting. Anathema Sit.

  • Fr. John+

    I’m reposting this. HOW DARE YOUR CHRISTOPHOBIC ‘CENSORS’ DELETE MY POSTS!

    “If “Exodus” were a tale set in the antebellum South, such a disparity might be historically justifiable. But this story is set in Egypt (which was part of Africa even back then), with
    characters of exclusively Middle Eastern origin. According to the Bible, Abraham, and therefore all subsequent Jews, were of Mesopotamian–that is,Iraqi–descent.”

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

    The utter chutzpah of these [sic] Scripture Scholars, is as laughable as their eisogesis (reading into Scripture). Adam, as the ‘last created Man’ is clearly caucasoid, as the very
    LINGUISTIC term ‘aw-dawm’ means ‘fair, ruddy, able to [visibly] blush’ This
    definition is clearly noted in Strong’s Concordance of the Bible. And they know
    it, and LIE, because they put forward the Multicultural HERESY before the Word
    of God.

    And the Egyptians were in NORTHERN Africa. NOT sub-Saharan Africa. The overwhelming anthropological evidence shows that the Pharaohs were caucasoid, and only very late in their lineages/dynasties, were outbred by the influx of too many… yes, you guessed it… SLAVES from south of the Nile’s cataracts. Moreover, the lineage of
    Abraham is NOT Babylonian. This has been refuted as well. UR of the Chaldees
    can also be (and fits in with the Tigris/Euphrates river delimiters of Scripture), as URFA, which is in TURKEY/Persia… the place from which the ARYANS come.. i.e., WHITES, you know?

    It is only because SOME wish to equate the Khazar conversion race (now irrefutable with Elhaik’s DNA research) with the Biblical race of the ‘Hebrews’ (by the way, Abraham is NOT and never was, a Jew) that this geographic and time-muddying, and playing fast and loose with the facts, now has so many people DUPED, as to the TRUE nature of
    “Adam’s Seed, and David’s Line” per the old hymn. Two thousand years
    of Christendom’s representations of Adam’s descendants as ‘like unto us’ whites
    in Europe, is also coupled with the clearly post-Ferguson portrayal of the
    demons and evil angels as ‘wicked and black of skin.’ Any Iconography of the
    last seven hundred years can corroborate that in a minute. These charlatans
    should recuse themselves for bigotry and Caucaphobia, in their Scripture
    twisting. Anathema Sit.

  • Jeff Traube

    In Iraq, they play the movie “Exodus” backwards, so the Jews wind up in the Concentration Camps

  • Bossman

    So when these Indians of Meso-America interbred with the Spanish, they produced vastly inferior people? Really? Says who? What are your sources for such a strange view of history and science?

    • David Ashton

      The inferiority of some half-breeds to their parent strains is a genetic and cultural possibility.

      • Bossman

        Really? So why are they generally the elite in the Caribbean Islands and much of Latin America? In all of Latin America, the Indian is usually at the bottom of the socioeconomic ladder, more often than not, even lower than the Blacks.

        • David Ashton

          Whites and lighter-skinned people tend to be higher on the social scale than the others, largely because of a general correlation between race and mental ability.

          The bald assertion by (for example) Jerry Bergman in “The Darwin Effect” (2014) that all cross-breeds are ipso facto “healthier” than their parents lacks positive evidence. “When two races, both low in the scale, are crossed the progeny seems to be eminently bad…the degraded state of so many half-castes is in part due to reversion to a primitive and savage condition, induced by the act of crossing” (Darwin). Negative observations on miscegenation in the Caribbean, Latin America and the USA are not difficult to find, starting with Louis Agassiz through Charles Davenport to Ruggles Gates and Glayde Whitney.

          • Bossman

            Charles Darwin was convinced that the cross-breeding of varieties produced individuals with what he called hybrid vigor. Mulattoes and Mestizos are generally smarter and more successful than Blacks and indigenous Indians. Most black males would prefer a Mulata if they could find one.

          • David Ashton

            Darwin was interested in hybrid vigor in vegetables. He made some disparaging remarks about certain human cross-breeds. The notion of significant vigor in human wide crosses is not supported by the 20th-century studies of Trevor, Darlington, Gates or Rife. Serious objective investigation stopped in the mid-1960s because of the political campaigns against segregation in the United States and South Africa. There is a widespread preference among dark-skinned males in Latin America, Africa and India for lighter-skinned females – why do you think that is?

  • IKUredux

    Umm, see, all this happened because Whites invented electricity, and motion pictures and the Bible, and screenplays and, well, EVERYTHING. HEY COLORED PEOPLE OF THE WORLD! WRITE YOUR OWN DAMN SCREENPLAYS! COME UP WITH YOUR OWN HEROIC SAGAS! DO FING SOMETHING! AND STOP RELYING ON WHITES TO PROVIDE YOU A CULTURE!

  • Triarius

    Blacks can’t boycott a thing because deep down they know that their absence is not only appreciated, but wanted. That’s how sit-ins came to be, blacks doing an opposite boycott.

  • See The Future

    I enjoy older movies that show our cities in their glory years and without blacks. They are usually available for 5 bucks! And no commercials.

  • GeneticsareDestiny

    I’m not that interested in Bible movies, and since I’m an atheist, I don’t have any emotional investment in what race Biblical figures were. But I’m considering going to see this just to support a movie that portrays whites positively.

    I hope this movie makes more than the new Annie remake where she’s black. I don’t even dislike that one because of her being black specifically; I dislike it because of the ideology that caused such a movie to be created (and which is continuously shoehorned in throughout).

    I’m hoping movies with explicit racial egalitarian/cultural marxist themes will flop and movies with lots of white characters will do well. Frozen certainly did.

    • Mark

      I appreciate your remarks but the ‘white’ characters in this film are actually playing Jewish characters, even if they appear white.

      Jews identify as Jews–not as whites–and Jews generally look down on the white goyim. It’s fair to say that Jews feel threatened by white solidarity and white pride. That is why there are so many anti-white films that flow from (Jewish) Hollywood. Jews, on the other hand, generally receive very positive treatment in American film and TV.

      Thus, these ‘positively-portrayed’ whites are actually positively-portrayed Jews.

  • Augustus3709

    “This story is set in Egypt (which was part of Africa even back then)”

    This tripe again. Egypt is not sub-Saharan Africa. Not today, not even “back then”.

    “According to the Bible, Abraham, and therefore all subsequent Jews…”

    Falsely equates Abraham with Jews.

    “The most obvious error in this sort of casting is the historical one: Inhabitants of ancient Egypt and Israel simply didn’t look like Christian Bale or Joel Edgerton”

    Really? How do you explain the White-looking people in the Levant? How do you explain European DNA in Egyptian Pharaohs?

    “the Black Egyptian hypothesis…draws upon philology, the writings of historians, and art and architecture to argue that ancient Egypt was a black civilization.”

    What? Whose? Which ones? How do you figure?

    And then the hilarious summary:

    No, The Bible is not “White washed”. The key figures were almost certainly fair-skinned Caucasians, the concept of “White” not necessarily established. Stating probability is not “problematic” unless it runs counter to your agenda and narrative of anti-Whiteness. There is nothing “dangerous” about having positive associations with White people. Being White-Positive (just coined this) is not “violent” and “painful”, but rather a source of inspiration to drive the West, and the world forward. The only “plague” is the social poison of institutionalized hatred of White people which seeks to taint and discredit all of our hard work and success by those who are simply spiteful and vindictive.

    • superlloyd

      “the Black Egyptian hypothesis…draws upon philology, the writings of historians, and art and architecture to argue that ancient Egypt was a black civilization.”
      This caca is afrocentric nonsense cooked up by mainly uneducated North American negroes and is no more than wishful thinking with zero evidence in anthroplogy, genetics, history, Egyptian art, sculpture or literature. The descendants of the ancient Egyptians are Copts who still use a form of demotic ancient Egyptian in their liturgy. They have hardly any negro admixture unlike the majority muslim population who imported millions of black slaves after the victory of Islam: The negro males were castrated but the females mated with the arabised muslims.

    • FinnShane

      Orania is in Africa, and blacks certainly didn’t build that. Neither did they build Johannesburg, although they are doing a bang up job in destroying it. These “well it’s in Africa” nitwits probably never knew the original Berber population is Caucasian either. It all just shows the truth in the saying “just because a newborn is in a manger it doesn’t automatically make it a farm animal”. Or something to that effect.

      • Augustus3709

        Right. The issue sort of goes back to the word “Africa” itself, which in ancient Rome simply meant the region around Carthage.

        They most likely had little or no knowledge of sub-Saharan Africans.

        This is why I think the word “Negro” is useful, though our adversaries claim it is “offensive”, which it really isn’t. Negro is a name for a racial type. It’s not an insult at all, it comes from Latin niger which simply means “black”. The “slur” with an extra g means the same thing.

        North “Africa” was always Caucasian. Then the Muslim invasions happened. Technically a pure Arab is also Caucasian, but they are not European.

        I see no problem with White people living in Africa, and building civilizations there. The concept that the entire continent magically belongs to Sub-Saharan Negroids is totally arbitrary and subjective.

        On the contrary, it’s a different question altogether when non-Whites invade Europe, and live OFF of White people’s money and technology. That is a totally illegitimate endeavor.

  • benvad

    He looked like Syrians and Lebanese of today that’s all you have to know.
    Many people of Middle East looked like Yazidis. But the Aryan genes have been destroyed by swarthy Arabs.

  • WR_the_realist

    Where do I begin? Yes, the characters in the Bible weren’t Nordics. But Iraqis aren’t black. And there are a dearth of Iraqi actors in Southern California. Iraqis look more white than black. The evidence we have is that the majority of Egyptian pharaohs were Caucasian, albeit with better tans than the average Irishman. Blacks were brought into Egypt as slaves, so it is appropriate that the thieves and lower class Egyptians would be shown as black.

    • libertarian1234

      You’ve got it right on, guy.

  • Yep, that ancient Jewish man was definitely European! (sarc off)

  • edwin karninsky

    So they can remake Annie with a black cast, redo The Honeymooners with an all-black cast, they had The Black Odd Couple, they shoehorned blacks into the new Star Wars movies, the inject blacks into every other show, program and venue.
    But white people can’t even have one movie that accurately depicts the times and characters.

  • PesachPatriot

    Why would I or any other jewish person in america or Israel care if jewish actors were used in this movie….its just a movie….I would object to blacks playing egyptian royalty simply because its not historically accurate….the ancient pharaohs like Seti, Ramses and Akhenaton might not have looked like blonde haired blue eyed norwegians, but they definitely didn’t look like the starting lineup of the st. louis rams or the new york knicks either…I’ll probably end up seeing the movie since it looks pretty interesting

  • benvad

    If blacks are starring in it, then I’m not interested in seeing it. I haven’t watched Thor because of the African playing a Norse God. I don’t like the underhanded influence peddling.

    • WR_the_realist

      The mass media belittled racially aware whites who complained that Thor was played by a black man. Yet it is perfectly respectable to throw a hissy fit if Moses isn’t depicted as black. Does Jewish Hebrew scholar Joel Baden believe that his ancestors were black?

  • libertarian1234

    Unless they’re referencing the declining days of a multicultural Egyptian nation, centuries after pyramid building came to an end and Egypt had suffered many defeats from enemies throughout the area, their cover is no more than an attempt to try to fool readers into believing it was common to have Pharoahs.

    It was not. Nat Geo is a left wing organization that delights in distorting things toward a PC view.

    Blacks were hated by the Egyptians and they crushed them repeatedly in many different campaigns and used the POW’s as slaves.

    Trying to flim flam people into believing the Egyptians were black tells us a lot about Nat Geo personnel who are so dense themselves they think they can trick people into believing a nation of blacks whose average I.Q. was 68 built the pyramids?

    “In an age of universal deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”

    • FinnShane

      I think they are referencing the declining period of Ancient Egyptian civilization, when it had become so weakened it was conquered by the Kushite civilization that lay to the south. The Kushites themselves adopted some cultural and architectural styles they encountered from the Egyptians, hence the smaller and narrower pyramid variants found there.

    • Francis Miville

      Even then, it doesn’t take a rocket engineer’s IQ to cut, carry and heap big granite blocks in remission for your karma as per the directions of just one clever sooth-saying foreman, and for your Pharaoh to intercede for your soul from the middle chamber.

  • David Ashton

    The lack of a description in the NT is regarded by many Catholics and other Christians as a way of making the Son of God someone who can be visualized and worshiped by any race. There is no reason to suppose he was “olive skinned” IN FACT.

  • David Ashton

    Both documents are fakes, the second self-evidently so.

    • Jo

      How do you know?

      • David Ashton

        An internet search will refer you to a number of refutations. The Archko passage struck me as the work of a “modern” novelist rather than an ancient report in its style & subject matter. By the way, I do not think the Turin Shroud is actually the burial cloth of Jesus.

        • Jo

          Thanks.

          Internet find on Pontius Pilate letter to Tiberius.

          “Based on the writing style, most experts agree that it was a forgery written in the 4th century, probably by Eusebius or Jerome, two of the guys who decided the original Christian Bible Canon.

          Edit: The letter is part of what is known as The Acts of Pilate, a collection of texts that was at one time thought worthy of inclusion into the canon. further evidence that it was forged by the same men creating the canon.”

          I’ve seen too many Jews with light skin, red, or light hair and blue eyes. Although, most were mixed European/Jew, one of my high school teachers, last name Cohen, Jewish parents, grandparents, had light skin, light reddish-blonde hair and blue eyes, but strong Jewish features. I remember him well because he was the best teacher I had in school, fresh out of college, enthusiastic, taught college level biology to 10th graders.

          Logically, Jesus would not resemble a pale, fair-haired, blue-eyed, European, but, I reserve an opinion. There are those who say Jesus didn’t exist and the Bible is a myth.

          “I do not think the Turin Shroud is actually the burial cloth of Jesus.”

          Agree.

          • David Ashton

            Many “Kohanim” are said to share the Cohen Modal Haplotype of ancient lineage, but I do not know off-hand the phenotype in pigmentation. Many descendants from the Samaritans have light hair and blue or grey eyes. Judeans were said to call Jesus a Samaritan.

  • David Ashton

    Not “any” man from Judea. This reconstruction was done to make Jesus look like a moronic thug.

  • David Ashton

    The description in the Apocalypse is like much else symbolic. Jesus did not have feet like brass.

  • 1. There is physical evidence of both Hebrew tribal identity and passages of what we now think of as the Pentateuch from before the Babylonian Captivity.

    2. I wasn’t advancing a theory on why slave owners introduced Christianity to slaves. All I said is that whatever their reason, they weren’t afraid of their reading Exodus then getting an idea to make tracks north.

    3. About your other points: Just as the axiom goes that economics is 10% mathematics and 90% politics, and ideology is 10% philosophy and 90% politics, religion is 10% spirituality and 90% politics.

  • Chris

    Its funny when liberals get so upset about the race of actors playing characters they think are fairytales.

  • E7 sharp 9

    What the characters look like in the new and improved Exodus action flick matters not to me. I do find it interesting that a cinematic offering depicting Jews, the admirable characters are European, as opposed to the usual fare where Europeans somehow come off as lacking. When Jewish movie makers portray Jews on the screen, they look to actors that exhibit ideal European physical characteristics. We’re a nice looking lot aren’t we?!

  • Paleoconn

    Liberals and blacks are kings of de Nile.

  • JohnEngelman

    For about one hundred years the Nubians to the south of Egypt ruled Egypt. That was the only time Egypt had a dynasty of negro Pharaohs. For a time Egypt conquered and ruled Nubia. Most of the time relations between Egypt and Nubia were peaceful, and based on trade.

    Nubia was the first negro civilization, followed by Ethiopia. The Bantu adopted agriculture four thousand years ago. They adopted iron technology two and a half thousand years ago. They never developed civilization. Now the Bantu are trying to adopt Western civilization. The results are not encouraging. People have to evolve to the requirements of civilization. The process takes at least a thousand years.

  • RationaliseThis

    I think you’ll find that blondness was present in the Middle East prior to the Vandal immigrations, the Berbers can have a very strong blonde blue eyed gene, yistziri also.

    One theory has been revealed by french historian Bernard Lugan.
    Europoid phenotypes came to north africa during the Late Glacial maximum era(which began nearly 18 000 years ago and lasted 3000 years)when unidentified European population crossed the quite frozen Mediterranean Sea,mixed with the Coastal capsians populations(mainly current Riffians and Kabyles)-who where racially Mediterranean caucasoids just like all the Berbers-and adopted their language and culture.

    Ramses II mummy shows he was a natural red head. Many ancient Egyptian busts show blue eyes and light hair.

  • M&S

    Keep in mind, we’re discussing a fictional event which is known to be so by the majority of the world’s biblical scholars, including most Jews.

    Basically: They were never there. Never slaves in Historical Egypt. There is not a single mention of them among all the many Egyptian discussions of foreign cultures. Start at that point and ask yourself why you would want or care about whites portraying another culture’s 3,000 year old mystical mythology..

    The Jews had a word for blacks “The vile Kush” and it was allowed to do unto them, as well as the ‘northern barbarians’, anything you wished, without leave or censure.

    Indeed, if you can get past the Yodaesque grammar and high browed hypocrisy, some 2/3rds of the Old Testament documents an ancient race war between vying tribes and so can be considered a ancient political treatise on how to screw over everyone else who isn’t part of your culture while keeping ‘The Chosen Ones’ orderly amongst themselves.

    As northern barbarians, we aren’t eligible for equal treatment at their hands.

    Mummies from before 750 or so did not show any black DNA. None. Which tells you that at least among Royalty, even then, it was likely considered in poor taste to have children with a black.

    Since the period of Moses is -not- ‘historical’, in that we have only a rough date for his birth in the period 1400-1600 (again, with no period Egyptian records of 600,000 families leaving Egypt or the massive economic factors that would come into play when roughly a quarter of the Egyptian population removed itself from the system), we can only guess what timeframe we are talking about but, middle of road, it’s still approaching half a millennium before blacks ruled Egypt.

    An event which last all of a century or two before they tied into it with the Assyrians and got sent packing back beyond the second cataract.

    The Egyptians basically pulled a Spartan mistake in fighting the same enemy too many times until the Kush got wise to their fighting methods and beat them in a straight battle with purpose designed tactics. Before that period, the Egyptians, for centuries, raided and fought spoiling actions along their southern border but they did not invite blacks into their culture, except perhaps, as.slaves.

    Since, presumably, blacks would not like to be shown waving a palm leaf at Pharaoh’s feet, I would say they got off lucky insofar as all this obsessive religiousity is typical of the period just before the collapse of a society as a desperate attempt to return to ‘old ways’ of conservative rhetoric at it’s most basic: appeasing the gods by captivating the children with old lies and tall tales about them.

    http://www[dot]haaretz[dot]com/jewish-world/the-jewish-thinker/were-jews-ever-really-slaves-in-egypt-or-is-passover-a-myth-1%5Bdot%5D420844

  • Shadrach

    I may not like the inaccuracies but if Whites are shown in a good light then I will want to see this film. I am sick of Whites being the default villains in multiracial films. Its time for Whites to be shown for their heroism, their hard work, and their greatness.