A passage that is often used by the Hebrew Israelites to show that King Solomon was a black man is Song of Solomon 1-5 and 6
Song of Solomon 1- 5 I am black, but comely, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, as the tents of Kedar, as the curtains of Solomon.
6Look not upon me, because I am black, because the sun hath looked upon me: my mother’s children were angry with me; they made me the keeper of the vineyards; but mine own vineyard have I not kept.
It is claimed that Solomon refers to himself as being Black.
BUT with just a basic study we will see this is incorrect
Song Of Solomon is actually two people talking. The first being Solomon and second his bride.
The first 6 verses of the chapter are actually the bride talking.
If Song Of Solomon is Solomon speaking as the Hebrew Israelites will claim then Solomon while stating he is Black is also declaring he is Homosexual.
Song of Solomon 1- 2 Let ?him? kiss me with the kisses of his mouth: for thy love is better than wine.
Song of Solomon 1- 4Draw me, we will run after thee: ?the king? hath brought me into? his ?chambers: we will be glad and rejoice in thee, we will remember thy love more than wine: the upright love thee.
The Bride, who some people claim is the Queen of Sheba, even explains WHY she is black
Song of Solomon 1- 6 Look not upon me, because I am black, ?because the sun ?hath looked upon me: my mother’s children were angry with me; they made me the keeper of the vineyards; but mine own vineyard have I not kept.
Solomon is actually described by the Bride as being WHITE and RUDDY
Song Of Solomon 5-10 My beloved is white and ruddy, the chiefest among ten thousand.
Now the word WHITE here does not mean the colour white. Unlike the HI we need to be honest. Just because we see the word WHITE does not necessarily mean that the literal colour is what is being referred to. This is something that the HI like to do with the word black which I have shown in many other studies fails more often than not.
White is actually the Hebrew צַח tsach and means glowing or dazzling. The white is in regards to his countenance not his physical colour.
The hebrew Israelites will often go to the next verse when shown this and say that Solomon had dreadlocks and that it is BLACK people that have dreadlocks.
Song of Solomon – 5-11 His head is as the most fine gold, his locks are bushy, and black as a raven.
Well I do beg to differ. I have seen plenty of Non Black people with dreadlocks, although I will agree that this is a much smaller percentage than black people who have dreadlocks.
The simple fact here though is that this verse is NOT referring to dreadlocks. The English word is LOCKS. Locks simply refers to hair. Below is a link to a dictionary definition of the word locks. (definition 4)
I don’t think GoldiLOCKS was ever portrayed as a black girl with dreadlocks.
The Hebrew word is קְוֻצָּה qevutstsoth refers to hair.
There is absolutely no reference to dreadlocks in this verse.
When properly examined the claim the Bible says Solomon was Black fails.