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What race was Jesus? Some believe that He was African American or white. The Bible talks about him having hair like wool, and I believe that He was African American.
Jesus was a first-century Jew, and so neither black nor white, but rather a Middle Eastern person. His mother Mary was a Jew from Nazareth in Galilee, not an African. The fact that Jesus’ family fled into exile in Africa briefly to escape the wrath of King Herod tells us nothing about his genetic heritage or appearance.
You are perhaps thinking of the “white as wool” passage in Revelation 1:14, which is most likely an allusion to Jesus. However, it is based on the description of God in Daniel 7:9, and certainly the author of Daniel was not thinking of an African genetic trait. In any event, in antiquity both Semitic and African peoples were known for their ‘wooly’ or tightly curled hair.
Ben Witherington III

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