What does the bible say about interracial dating
Segregationists know even less about geography than they do about the Bible.Concerning the curse placed on the descendants of Canaan, Matthew Henry said, "though the Canaanites were a formidable people, yet they were of old an accursed people, and doomed to ruin. One time, when preaching on this subject, an individual asked, "Would you want your children to marry one from another race? I would prefer my sons to marry a pretty girl instead of an ugly one."Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses because of the Ethiopian woman he had married; for he had married an Ethiopian woman" (Num. As Albert Barnes wrote in his commentary more than 100 years ago, "The marriage of Moses with a woman descended from Ham was not prohibited, so long as she was not of the stock of Canaan (cp. xxxiv.11-16); but it would at any time have been offensive to that intense nationality which characterized the Jews." Moses tells us the Lord was angry with them for their improper speech (Num. Apparently Miriam was the instigator, and as punishment for her sin, God turned her into a leper, "as white as the snow" (Num. It appears as if the Lord was saying to Miriam: if you think white is better than black, then I will make you really white (i.e., a leper). In Matthew 1:5 we read, "Salmon begot Boaz by Rahab." Rahab had been a heathen prostitute in Jericho (Joshua 2:1).This incident was recorded so Israel would know there was to be no racial prejudice among them. I wonder if Vernon Barr thinks Moses was a Marxist or an atheist? Matthew 1:5 also tells us, "Boaz begot Obed by Ruth." Ruth was a heathen woman from the land of Moab, who became an ancestor of King David and Jesus.For they have taken some of their daughters as wives for themselves and their sons, so that the holy seed is intermingled with the peoples of those lands.
So I contended with them and cursed them, struck some of them and pulled out their hair, and made them swear by God, saying, 'You shall not give your daughters as wives to their sons, nor take their daughters for your sons or yourselves.' Did not Solomon king of Israel sin by these things?
Solomon did marry foreign wives, but his sin was that he married women from the "seven nations" God had prohibited anyone in Israel from marrying.
"In those days I also saw Jews who had married women of Ashdod, Ammon, and Moab.
You can not read in the Bible of any curse God placed on Ham.
However, you can read of the curse Noah put on Canaan, one of the sons of Ham (Gen. Ham had three other sons: Mizraim, Cush and Put (Gen. It was the descendants of Cush, not Canaan, who settled in Africa.