Physical Appearance Of The Amorites Of Genesis 15:16


I was able to get this from the relevant Wikipedia page history. This section was deleted on 27 October 2011 and is no longer in the current version. I tried restoring it on 8 January 2012 but within 4 minutes a certain Ian Thomson undid my edit – cyber racism? (Note: The internet archive can also be used to extract extinct webpages.)

The Egyptologist Flinders Petrie and Assyriologist Archibald Henry Sayce analyzed ancient Egyptian illustrations of what they identified as Amorites (Amurru) depicted as “white skinned, blue eyed, fair haired”.[7][8][9] According to Sayce (1889):

The Amorites… were a tall, handsome people, with white skins, blue eyes and reddish hair, all the characteristics, in fact, of the white race.[10]

Sayce further discovered a painting in a tomb (No. 34) at Thebes, belonging to the Eighteenth Dynasty which illustrates an Amorite chief with “white skin and red-brown hair”.[11][12] Henry George Tomkins (1897) an Exeter clergyman and member of the Royal Archaeological Institute also wrote the Amorites were blue eyed and fair haired.[13] Easton’s Bible Dictionary also contains an entry stating the Amorites are “represented on the Egyptian monuments with fair skins, light hair, blue eyes, aquiline noses, and pointed beards.”[14] The Encyclopædia Britannica, 13th ed., vol. 1, 1929, also contained a physical description of the Amorites from Egyptian illustrations:

Egyptian illustrations of the New Kingdom show the Palestinian Amorites to have been a race much more like the Northern Europeans than the Semites; long-headed, with blue eyes, straight noses and thin lips.
  •  [10]^ Sayce’s The Hittites, quoted in The Bible Dictionary: Your Biblical Reference Book, Matthew George Easton, Forgotten Books, p. 309.
  • [11]^The Races of the Old Testament, A. H. Sayce, Kessinger Publishing, 2004, p. 113.
  • [12]^Patriarchal Palestine, A. H. Sayce, Echo Library, 2006, pp. 15, 48.
  • [13]^Abraham and His Age, Henry George Tomkins, Kessinger Publishing, 2004, p. 105.
  • [14]^ Also cited in James Hasting’s Dictionary Of The Bible: Supplement — Articles, The Minerva Group, Inc., 2004, p. 77.
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25 thoughts on “Physical Appearance Of The Amorites Of Genesis 15:16

    • At the moment I still find Genesis 10:16 to be quite puzzling but I suspect the answer might be clearly in the Bible and I just need to search with peace. A way of confirming the spread of the flood could be to look at the history of the Khoisan who have been around for quite a while, or to study harder the history of the Ijebu people, and why the Ijebu settled in Jerusalem.

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    • It seems Blench ignored the oral accounts of migration from the various nations in this part of the world. For instance, the Ewe are found in Togo, Ghana and Benin, and they say that they are also Yoruba, having migrated from Ketu or old Oyo, both Yoruba settlements. However comparative linguists like Blench have grouped the Ewe and Yoruba languages as belonging to different families, as seen in that tree of page 10. Ewe language is said to be one of the tonal Gbe languages; Yoruba is also tonal. If only these linguists and molecular anthropologists would accept that many of the original peoples of the Levant did migrate into Africa and prepare maps reflecting such.

      Akokoid is Yoruba but situated on the fringes of Yorubaland and beside the Benin kingdom. Hence the Akokoid dialect features a mix of Yoruba and Edo Elements. If Blench had studied the predominant Yoruba dialect, ie Oyo + Egba, and the Ijebu dialect perhaps he would have come up with “Ijebuoid.”

      A particular Wadi is mentioned as a place where the Ijebu settled for a while prior to settling here in Nigeria. There is a town/city in Delta State of Nigeria that is called Effunrun – sounds similar to the Biblical Ephron.

      As for the flood, I have not yet come across any Ijebu account of it. The Yoruba however say that the first creation was ‘Ife Oodaye’ which means “Ife of first earth origin.” This was destroyed in a flood due to conflicts and excesses. The second and present creation is called ‘Ife Ooyelagbo’ which means ‘Ife of the survivors.’

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      • Yes, there is a sad tendency among non-African linguists and historians to ignore or discredit the oral traditions of tribal peoples. The same people ignore the traditions represented in Sacred Scripture.

        The connection between ethnicity and language is somwhat problematic because conquered peoples are often required to speak the language of their conquerors. Also languages change. This is why Franz Boas argued that there is disconnection between ethnic origins and languages. I don’t think the disconnection is as great as he assumed. Language conveys ideas, and ideas, especially religious and cosmological ideas, are highly resistant to change.

        What is true will be confirmed eventually. You may well be part of helping to bring the truth forward.

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  1. There is a lot of work to be done, and I believe we all have roles to play.
    I still don’t get the kinship of the Amorites and Jebusites, seeing the wide variations in physical features. Could there have been some terrible editing of Genesis 10:15-16?

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  2. The Amorites are not listed in the biblical record as descendants of Noah. Therefore they would not be kin to the Jebusites. My guess is that they were Am- Ar, meaning people or tribe of Ar. Today we call them Aryans. Their tribal name appears in the titles of many of their rulers and some of those rulers married descendants of Noah.

    Likely these early Aryans lived in the Nile region before Abraham’s time. DNA studies indicate that the Nile Valley of East Africa had greater genetic diversity than anywhere else on earth.

    Genesis 10 speaks only of those peoples who are decendants of Noah. It mentions “Arvadites” and “Arkites” in Genesis 10:15-18. They are the peoples of Sidon and are classified as under the general label “Canaanite.” Arssh means throne in Arabic and among the Igbo, the scribe clans were called Ar or Aro. This suggests a royal scribal caste just as the Horites were a royal priestly caste.

    The relationship between the the descendants of Aram/Ram and the Aryans needs to be explored. Unfortunately, by the first century BC there is such a confusion of ethnicities that sorting things out is very difficult. My guess is that the Parthians are part of the puzzle.

    Genesis 10 does not tell us about all the peoples who were on the earth during the time of Noah. And there were other peoples, as evidenced by the migrations of peoples 70,000 and 100,000 years ago, long before Noah.

    Thanks for providing your blog as a platform for open discussion. How much this is needed!

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  3. There are Israelites who were associated by their names with the Ar patrimony. They are Aroch (1 Chr 7:39, Ezr 2:5, Neh 6:18, Neh 7:10) and Ariel (Ezr 8:16, Isa 29:1, Isa 29:1, Isa 29:2, Isa 29:2, Isa 29:7). Ariel means “Scribe/Messenger of God.” So it appears that the Ar clans were scribes or messengers. This is further suggested by the name Ar-vad. Vad means “to speak” in Sanskrit. The association of the name Ar with the scribal caste is further demonstrated by the discovery of Aramaic scrolls from Arsames, the satrap, to his Egyptian administrator Psamshek and to an Egyptian ruler named Nekht-hor. (A.T.Olmstead, History of the Persian Empire, Chicago, 1948, pp.116-117) Some variations of the name Ar include Ar-Shem, Arsames, Artix, and Araxes, and all of these are figures named in historical texts.

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  10. Great source of information you are providing for people who are just starting out like me, this discoveries blows me to space and back but I found that I am still thirsty for more knowledge to know who are the Yoruba’s and our connection to the Bible. Thank you for all the works you have put into this and for making this available for people like me.
    Shalom.

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    • All glory to Olodumare; I’m very grateful.

      Know that the Amorites occupying North Africa all the way to the Middle East will soon be flushed out as they are the Canaanites of today whose way of life is wickedness/insanity. Just like in the past during the time of Moses, they invaded the land, especially the Promised Land, and mimicked the true religion but with the deliberate inclusion of many abominations, and have been pretending to be the original inhabitants. Thus IYE ASHE IYE (written by the Amorites as ‘EHYE ASHER ‘EHYE) commanded His people when they came out of Egypt to completely wipe them out. This time, once we acknowledge and seek ESHU, He will help us wipe out the mental/psychological Canaanites (lies of society, of Christianity-Islam-Judaism) from our minds to prepare us for our return. Also, he would have wiped them out by himself before we return and remove their abominations from the land.

      The most important first step is to accept ESHU. Another is never to forsake His priests (babalawo).

      Best regards

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  11. It seems to me that many people are guessing on who the Amorites are. Where in the bible does it show that God’s promise to Abraham was fulfilled when they discussed the bondage for the 400 years. They were enslaved to the Egyptians for 430 years. Black people in America were enslaved and are still enslaved for almost 400 years. Could the Amorites be America? Slavery can be traced back to 1619 some say 1616.

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  12. the fake jews owned the slaves in America as well as traded and transported here
    $$$$$$$…The jews keep the blacks and all humanity enslaved

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  13. Every christian white nation and ONLY those nations are flooding with millions who riot and have an Anti-White. Anti-Christ agenda. White genocide is promoted 24 hours a day in every white nation using every form of media. One might ask, what is going on? Why is the world being taught the Great White Satan must be killed?
    The Islamic BEAST empire muslims are flooding into every christian white nations. Blacks are being taught to hate whites by all the JEWISH ran media. Black men and white women are encouraged to mate 24/7 using all forms of media. NO other nations promote their own genocide this way. Only christian white nations do this. I can assure everyone this is by design and NO accident. Turn the white adamic race black is another form of killing white people. Here is the mystery.

    Over 100 Hebrew scholars wrote the strong’s hebrew concordance.
    Strong’s #119: ‘adam (pronounced aw-dam’). to show blood (in the face), i.e. flush or turn rosy in the cheeks. *The White Man*

    Gen 3:15 I will put enmity=hatred (which could be called racism today) between you (Satan) and the woman, and between your *offspring and her offspring*.

    Gen 6:4 The Nephilim were on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God (fallen angels that kept not their first estate) came in to the daughters of man and they bore children to them.

    My belief is the fallen angels mixed their seed with adamite women to the point that Noah and his family were the last pure blooded uncontaminated adamites left on earth. This contamination may have been part of Satan’s plan to prevent the Messiah from being born who had to be unblemished pure adamite like the lamb for sacrifice that had to be pure and without blemish.

    Then they returned after the flood to try to contaminate the adamite seed again.
    So it was in the days of Noah, so will it be when the Messiah returns the bible says.

    This is why ONLY whites are encouraged to mate with blacks 24/7 since that forst movie in the 60’s called “Look whose coming to Dinner” of the white girl bring home her black boyfriend to meet the parents.
    No movies, talk shows, advertising posters in the malls, sports magazines of black basketball players and football players on the front covers with their white wives etc etc etc etc And any time the Jewish talk shows like the JEW Jerry Springer. Maury Povish etc have white parents saying they don’y believe in race mixing the JEW Jerry ask, “are you racist?”. They do this every time yet if a black or mexican says they don’t believe in race mixing the same JEWS congratulate them on having racial pride. But if whites have racial pride we are immediately blasted by the JEWISH ran media and called racist and bigots. Seems whites are being told we should dunk our heads in shame for our history and should forget any racial pride. And we should be so ashamed we should give in to white women having MILLIONS of black babies NOT white babies. If we disagree we are racist. If any other race disagree they are good and allowed to have racial pride.

    Whites took God’s word to every nation we went. Most of the worlds christians are white people.
    ONLY white nations flood with millions who hate us and are jealous of us. There are MANY MANY MANY youtube videos of black leaders and black people calling for the complete genocide of EVERY white on earth. There are no videos of whites or white leaders calling for the genocide of any race.

    Rev 12:17 Then the dragon became furious with the woman and went off to make war on the rest of *her offspring*, on those who keep the commandments of God and hold to the testimony of Jesus.

    Jesus said, you will be hated above all others for my names sake.
    They hate white christians stripping them of the language in s. america and the blacks stripped of their native language and taught what they believe is a false religion the bible.
    They hate we took their lands.
    God told abraham Issac & Jacob he would scatter their seed N,S, East & West all over the world and they would become many nations and many kings. Those blessings are another reason for the hatred we will receive.
    Does not matter that Genghis Khan and his asian mongol *Crusaders* conquered over 12 million square miles of territory (more land than any race in history including whites) and he killed 10th of the worlds population and near genocide on the people of Iran.

    Does not matter that the BLACK ancient egyptians conquered all the races in the east and ruled for 2000 years from 6000BC to 4000BC and enslaved all races they conquered.

    The ONLY history anyone is being taught today is the last 500 years of the Great White Satan’s

    White europeans had LITTLE to do with the slave trade but the JEWISH synagog of Satan media makes movies and writes history that europeans were the only slave masters. FACT is it was JEWS that owned the slave ships and the slave ships had JEWISH names on the ships and they had JEWISH captains and crews. Yet they write the history and the masses are being brainwashed by the JEWS o=f Satan. They keep the hatred of whites alive and well using their hollywood slave movies.
    Now here are the facts.
    388,000 black slaves came to america out of 12.5 million slaves.
    1.5 million black slaves died at sea and were thrown overboard.
    That leaves over 10 MILLION black slaves so where did they go?
    They went to Mexico and had Mexican Slave Masters but does any blame the Mexicans? NO they don’t because Satan’s JEWISH ran media wants everyone to HATE and kill christians who most are white and is why EVERY white nation and ONLY white nations are flooding with millions who are taught to hate us by the JEWISH ran media.

    Rev 12:17 Then the dragon became furious with the woman and went off to make war on the rest of *her offspring*, on those who keep the commandments of God and hold to the testimony of Jesus.

    The moral to this story is this.

    Anti-Crist is a codeword for Anti-White.

    Jesus called a canaanite woman a DOG and told her, “I come ONLY for the lost sheep of Israel”.
    hmmm
    I thought the preacher said Jesus came for ALL sinners?
    He preceded to tell her, “It is not right to take the children’s bread (The Holy Spirit) and cast it to DOG’s. She said, but even the dogs take the crumbs that fall from the masters table. He then said, great is your faith so he allowed the Children’s Bread (The Holy Spirit) to cast out the demons her daughter was vexed with.

    Yes he did help this person who he called a DOG but with great reluctance because it was not right to take the Children’s Bread and cast it to DOG’s was Jesus own words NOT mine.

    God said, Thou shall not murder yet many times he called on the Israelites to go into the land and kill ALL the amorites, canaanites etc.

    ALL have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God so why send in sinners to kill other sinners?

    If these he told the sinning Israelites to kill were NOT Israelites but mixed breeds or Nephilim then things make a little more sense.

    Before the flood came the bible says, ALL flesh had corrupted it’s way upon the earth.

    Could this be the reason for the flood this race mixing to the point that Noah and his family were the last few pure blooded uncontaminated Adamites left on earth>

    God would not have much of any foreknowledge if he flooded the earth to kill all but Noah and his family just to kill sinners because Noah was a sinner according to scripture. Ant to what just repopulate the new world with more sinners as we have today? God does not seem to BRIGHT if that was his plan. Matter of fact God sounds down right stupid if that was the plan.

    BUT! If it was to repopulate the world with more pure blooded uncontaminated adamites from who the Messiah had to be born from then the flood starts to make a little more sense.

    So it was in the days of Noah, so will it be when the Messiah returns the bible says. So just Like Noah’s day that is what we see today in ONLY white christian nations.
    There are over 190 nations on earth and ONLY christian white nations flood with millions and whites are told to mix with blacks 24/7 for over 40 years now and if say anything against this racial genocide then we are the racist and bigots. ALL these babies turn out black and none turn out white except maybe one in a million.

    Now any whites who did not understand why the world is coming against them well now you know.
    Jesus said, If not for his return there would be none left alive.

    Just look at all the mexican riots in america wanting their land back. The oldest human remains ever found in america are white people. One indian tribe said they found red headed white people here in ancient times and wiped them all out genocide. There has never been an all white nation for just whites.

    MANY arab nations for all arabs.
    MANY asian nations for all asians.
    MANY black nations for all blacks even europe was black before white if you ask them.
    Whites migrated there from asian which the asians say is theirs.
    n.america, s. america, canada and alaska all for the indians. Were was there ever an all white nation just for white people> Fact is whites have never had an all white nation just for us that we know about. We have always lived in other races nations as free people or their slaves.

    Fact is the very word slave comes from the slavonic word slav and literally means white people.
    Ask any arab historian what the highest priced slaves were in Mecca over the last 4000 years and if he is willing to tell you the truth he will say White Girls brought the most money. We were hunted down for owr women and now today 20,000 to 30,000 white women are raped and sexually assaulted by black men every year in america. Black men almost go insane when a white girl turns them down because they think she want the large penis even when she says no.

    There is a rape epidemic in europe of white women by arab men for not covering their hair.
    In Islam they are considered whores but the fact is they want sex with pretty white girls than their own arab women and use their religion to fulfill their sexual desires they have for white women. You will notice the very fat ugly white girls never get raped only the reasonably good looking ones do.

    The prophet saw those who were BEHEADED for christ.
    Arab muslims with ties to the Muslim Brotherhood have been given the top security positions of america by Obama.

    Millions of anti-christ muslims are imported into every christian nation. Allah says do not be friends with christians and Jews.

    All none muslims are also taught to hate white christians in every white nation.

    Anti-Christ is a codeword for Anti-White.

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