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In the Bible, how many human races are mentioned?

Does the Bible mention one single human race or three races - the descendants of Noah's 3 sons? I'm not religious so for those who read the Bible, please answer this for me. Thanks.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    The Bible mentions one human RACE and an unspecified number of human ETHNICITIES. Christians are too dumb to read their Bible right.

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  • 1 decade ago

    The Bible in Genesis 10 outlines the sons of Noah,the descendants of Shem,Ham,and Japheth.

    If one has a collegiate dictionary,one can trace the regions these people settled in.

    Basically,Shem's descendants went to the Middle East,Japheth's to

    Europe and Asia,Ham's to Africa,Middle East,and possibly,India.

    So,the Bible does mention 3 races,all descended from Noah and his wife.

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  • 6 years ago

    I am Mongolian and my forefathers was from Japeth and we are people that vary in a light-skin to brown skin tone, furthermore skin pigmentation's are scientifically confirmed by the top universities in the world. We are of one origin, creation of life by the Lord Almighty. That is why the last Great King of Earth Chingis Han not "Ghenghis Khan". Han (King) held 1 quarter of the world, empires ranging from what is now as Turkey to islands of Asia. Han (King) was the only emperor of his time 1200 ad - 1300 ad to initially start Freedom of Religion.

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  • 4 years ago

    Race the word itself is of uncertain origin and does not occur in any language until the around the 16th century.

    we all know Gen. but also Acts 17:26. we are all of the same blood. Have a good day.

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  • VENOM!
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    1 decade ago

    the bible doesn't talk about races.

    It does mention the descendants of Noah but.... that's about it.

    the bible doesn't say anything about race.

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  • 1 decade ago

    According to the Bible, all humans descend from Noah, through his three sons Shem, Japheth and Ham. Genesis chapter 10 lists 70 descendants of Noah saying: “From these the nations were spread about in the earth.” (Genesis 10:32) One of the many ways in which these nations have been classified is with reference to skin color. In the skin of all normal humans is a blackish brown pigment called melanin.

    Noah and his three sons all had a measure of this dark pigment. From Shem came the Babylonians, the Assyrians, the Jews and the Arabs who vary from fair to light-brown skin. The descendants of Japheth, who include the Indo-European races, vary from light skin to dark brown. As for Ham (meaning swarthy or sun-burnt), some, but not all, of his descendants had dark skin. The Egyptians, with light-brown skin, descended from Ham’s son Mizraim. Ham’s son Canaan, who was cursed by God because of bad conduct, was the forefather of the light-skinned Canaanites.

    In agreement with this, Dr. Hughes, a professor of anthropology at the University of Toronto, said: “On every continent, and in every geographically defined race, there is a considerable range of variation in . . . skin pigmentation, . . . the Tamils of South India are considered by many anthropologists to be members of the Caucasoid [white Indo-European] major race, yet in skin pigmentation they are darker than many African Negroes.”

    All of this shows how foolish it is to interpret God’s curse on Canaan as referring to a dark-skinned people. All divisions of mankind have a dark pigment in their skin, some to a lesser, others to a greater extent.

    • 6 years agoReport

      where in the so-called bible does it tell you what complexion they were? For your information everyone was black until after the flood. Everyone by pass Gen. 1:26 and go to Gen. 1:27. In Gen. 1:26 Elohim said He created man in His own image and likeness. Yahshua the Messiah is black not white.

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  • 1 decade ago

    All the above answers are guesses,some educated.The Bible gives NO indication of the sub classifications of the human race(only one,human, the subspecies Homo sapiens sapiens.Ethnicitiy is based on skeletal points and measurements(mainly the skull) and most recently, DNA testing (haplo groups), not skin color, although skin color can figure in.From current populations and DNA testing(haplo groups), we can make certain fairly accurate guesses. Here

    is my answer to a similiar question:

    Generally there were the following sub classifications of the human race(only one race, the subspecies Homo sapiens sapiens to be exact)-Black, Brown, Red,White,Yellow, and an infinite number of admixtures.Many are now reclassifying the Brown and Red under Yellow.American Indians and Asians are not the same, but derived from a common ancestor whom came over the Bering Strait.

    Generally, the following subclassifications are now being used:

    I. Caucasoid or Europid Subspecies

    A. Mediterranid subrace

    1. West Mediterranean or Iberid subrace (Spain, Portugal, Corsica, Sardinia, and coastal areas of Morocco and Tunisia; the Atlanto-Mediterranean peoples who expanded over much of the Atlantic coastal regions of Europe during the Mesolithic period were a branch of this subrace)

    2. East Mediterranean or Pontid subrace (Black Sea coast of Ukraine, Romania and Bulgaria; Aegean coasts of Greece and Turkey)

    3. Dinaricized Mediterraneans subrace (Residual mixed types resulting from the blending of Mediterranids with Dinarics, Alpines or Armenids; not a unified type, has much regional variation; predominant element [over 60%] in Sicily and southern Italy, principal element in Turkey [35%], important element in western Syria, Lebanon and central Italy, common in northern Italy. The ancient Cappadocian Mediterranean subrace of Anatolia was dinaricized during the Bronze Age [second millennium B.C.] and is a major contributor to this type in modern Turkey.)

    4. South Mediterranean or Saharid subrace (predominant in Algeria and Libya, important in Morocco, Tunisia and Egypt)

    5. Arabid subrace (predominant in Arabia, major element from Egypt to Syria, primary in northern Sudan, important in Iraq, predominant element among the Oriental Jews)

    B. Dinaric subrace (predominant in western Balkans [Dinaric Mountains] and northern Italy, important in the Czech Republic, eastern and southern Switzerland, western Austria and eastern Ukraine. Its distribution in Europe, and that of its derived Dinaricized Mediterranean type, may be associated with the expansion of the Neolithic Anatolian farmers beginning circa 6,500 B.C.)

    C. Alpine subrace (predominant element in Luxembourg, primary in Bavaria and Bohemia, important in France, Hungary, eastern and southern Switzerland)

    D. Ladogan subrace (named after Lake Ladoga; indigenous to Russia; includes Lappish subrace of arctic Europe)

    E. Nordish or Northern European subrace (various subraces in the British Isles, Scandinavia, the Netherlands and Belgium; predominant element in Germany, Switzerland, Poland, Finland and the Baltic States; majority in Austria and Russia; minority in France, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary; outlined in detail in The Nordish Race)

    F. Armenid subrace (predominant element in Armenia, common in Syria, Lebanon and northern Iraq, primary element among the Ashkenazic Jews)

    G. Turanid subrace (partially hybridized with Mongoloids; predominant element in Kazakhstan.; common in Hungary and Turkey)

    H. Irano-Afghan subrace (predominant in Iran and Afghanistan, primary element in Iraq, common [25%] in Turkey)

    I. Indic or Nordindid subrace (Pakistan and northern India)

    J. Dravidic subrace (India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka [Ceylon]; ancient stabilized Indic-Veddoid [Australoid] blend)-includes the Tamils(dark brown skin-dfferent shade than the Black peoples)

    II. Australoid SubspeciesFORMERLY THE BROWN ETHNICITY

    A. Veddoid subrace (remnant Australoid population in central and southern India)

    B. Negritos subrace (remnants in Malaysia and the Philippines)

    C. Melanesian subrace (New Guinea, Papua, Solomon Islands)

    D. Australian-Tasmanian subrace (Australian Aborigines)

    III. Mongoloid Subspecies

    A. Northeast Asian or Northern Mogoloid subrace (various subraces in China, Manchuria, Korea and Japan)

    B. Southeast Asian or Southern Mongoloid subrace (various subraces in southwest China, Indochina, Thailand, Myanmar [Burma], Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines, the last four partly hybridized with Australoids)-

    C. Micronesian-Polynesian subrace (predominantly Southern Mongoloid partly hybridized with Australoids)

    D. Ainuid subrace (remnants of aboriginal population in northern Japan)

    E. Tungid subrace (Mongolia and Siberia, Eskimos)

    F. Amerindian subrace (American Indians; various subraces)FORMERLY THE RED ETHNICITY

    IV. N egroid Subspecies

    A. In Sub-Saharan Africa

    B. Parts of North Africa(mostly White-Semitic-Arabs and small amount of Jews,Indo Europeans, and indigenous Aboriginal Caucasoids(resembling/appearing White))-the Sahara cuts across countries such as Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Chad, and Sudan having large Black (some majority) populations.

    C. Caribbean countries- Haiti ,Dominican Republic, Jamaica-large Black populations

    D. South America-Brazil,Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Honduras-large Black populations

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