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Jesus' male ancestors trace a line from Shem.
However, ethnically and racially, they were mixed Semitic and
Hamitic from the times spent in captivity in Egypt and Babylon.
Rahab and probably Tamar were Canaanites.
Although Canaanites spoke a Semitic language, they were
descendants of Ham through his son Canaan. Bethsheba, who had
been the wife of Uriah the Hittite, probably was a Hittite
herself, possibly a Hamitic Hittite, though scholars disagree on
the precise identity of the "Hittites" in the Bible because
historical records are quite scarce. black Jesus
In the United States today the general view
on whether someone is "black" is the One-Drop Rule -- if
a person has any black ancestors s/he is
considered "black", even with a clearly Anglo skin color, e.g.,
Mariah Carry, LaToya Jackson. (cf., for example,
The Politics of Egyptology and the History Kemet (Egypt))