Colour Scriptures

Song of Solomon 1:5


In this verse, King Solomon is saying that he is a black, beautiful man. In the ancient world, you had many nomadic groups of people. Saying tents is a way to group those people, i.e. tents of Kedar means the people of Kedar. Kedar Dark-skinned Ishmaelites

Note There is a slight mistranslation on this verse: the word but should really be 'and' as the Hebrew character in its place is a 'wa'

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