Blacker than the tents of Kedar sets the standard and comparison!
I am black, but comely, O ye daughters of Jerusalem,
as the tents of Kedar, as the curtains of Solomon.
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
I have seen where gentiles have tried to say the Shulamite woman was actually"white with a suntan BS!
And if all else fails, they will try to degrade her as just being some woman Solomon had sex with , or just some concubine and not his wife, although the poem makes it clear that she is his wife, just as it also makes it clear that she is black!
Okay, we " black people" come in all kinds of brown and yellow colors. This is something" white" people can't seem to get through their head.. Our colors aren't always from mixing with " white " people either! Gentiles act as if we only come in the color BLACK.lol..anyway..
In the case of the Shulamite woman, the sun had blackened her skin to the color comparable to the tents of Kedar which are made of black goat's hair.
Now let us use a tiny bit of common sense PLEASE!
The sun turned her the literal, or. comparably black! This means in order for the sun to turn her BLACK, she had to be dark brown already!
If she started out as a white woman, or even a light skinned black woman as myself, she could not turn the COLOR BLACK and still be comely, if she even survived it!
The daughters of Jerusalem were not white either! The reason they would have hated her for being very black, is not because they were white, but because they themselves weren't the literal COLOR BLACK! They were any where from light brown to reddish brown (ruddy) to dark brown ( Just look at the pictures of Hebrew slaves making bricks in Egypt). This is why the Shulamite woman was explaining to them how she had become SO DARK in comparison to their brown coloring.
Had the daughters of Jerusalem been white, explaining to them why she was any shade of brown, even a medium brown would have been a moot point!
The problem was, in Jerusalem there still dwell many Hammites who were of a darker complexion than the Israelites, and Israelites were supposed to marry within their own tribes. And here was Solomon again with another HAMMITE woman is what it would look like to the daughters of Jerusalem. For Solomon had many strange wives and was attracted to many women, all of which were either Hebrew, or Hammitic btw!
BTW AGAIN, lets put to rest the lie that Solomon himself was "white"..
Most will tell you the word in Hebrew for WHITE is LABAN, and that is true! And yes, in the KJV, the word white was chosen to be used to describe Solomon, but the original word to describe Solomon wasn't Labam meaning white! The original word to describe Solomon was TSACHmeaning DAZZLING!
Strong's #6703: tsach (pronounced tsakh)
from 6705; dazzling, i.e. sunny, bright, (figuratively) evident:--clear, dry, plainly, white.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew Lexicon:
1) dazzling, glowing, clear, bright
Part of Speech: adjective
Relation: from H6705
This word is used 4 times:
Song of Solomon 5:10: "My beloved is white and ruddy, the chiefest among ten thousand."
Isaiah 18:4: "me, I will take my rest, and I will consider in my dwelling place like a clear heat upon herbs, and like a cloud"
Isaiah 32:4: "of the stammerers shall be ready to speak plainly."
Jeremiah 4:11: "to this people and to Jerusalem, A dry wind of the high places in the wilderness toward the daughter"
Why they chose to describe Solomon as white smells of an agenda..But we also know he isn't white because later his other body parts are later described as golden..Also, his mother was Bathsheba , the wife of Uriah THE HITTITE( A HAMMITE)..Now I know that Uriah her husband being black doesn't automatically make Bathsheba black, but think about it this way, King David had an affair with Bathsheba and got her pregnant..and then he tried to pass the baby off as being Uriah's baby. He wanted Uriah to have sex with Bathsheba so he could think he had gotten her pregnant, but when he refused, David set him up to be killed..Had David's plan worked, and had Uriah went ahead and had sex with Bathsheba his wife, Uriah wouldn't catch on to the affair
So here's my question, if Bathsheba were white and David were white, how were they going to pass a white baby off as being a "BLACK MAN'S" child?? Either Bathsheba would have to be black, or David would have to be black, or all of them would have to be black in order for the switch- a - roo to work! But I'm either case, Solomon would not have been white!