"Brit-Am Now"-849
1. Steven Collins: Bible forbids color prejudice
2. Raymond Fulford: Brit-Am Should Stay on Topic
3. Bob Davis: "Bows" Indicate Ephraim?

1. Steven Collins: Bible forbids color prejudice
From: Steve Collins <>
Subject: Re: The Bible Speaks Against Color Prejudice
Shalom Yair,

I am in agreement with you that the Bible forbids color prejudice. I included a reference in one of my books that Miriam was punished in Numbers 12 for her criticism of Moses having taken a Cushite wife (The Origins and Empire of Ancient Israel, p. 108). You had an interesting insight that Miriam was made especially "white" when she was made a leper. Since severe whiteness was part of her punishment, the scripture does imply that color prejudice was involved in her criticism of Moses.


2. Raymond Fulford: Brit-Am Should Stay on Topic
From: Lexdei <>
Subject: Discussion is straying off the topic
Dear Mr. Davidy,

Just as you are determined  to keep questions on Christian theology out of Brit-Am forums, I think it equally appropriate to keep questions about race and race mixing  out as well. This question can be very divisive , especially when we are dealing
with pure conjecture regarding  the case of Moses wife . I know  that it is  tempting to adopt  a politically correct perspective to  make everyone happy. However, that is not what  this dialogue should be all about .


Raymond Fulford

3. Bob Davis: "Bows" Indicate Ephraim?
From: Bob Davis <>
Subject: RE: Use of bows

Dear Yair

The use of English longbows to devastating and decisive effect in battles is
well known. The use
of them was encouraged by the Norman rulers of England.  The bowmen were
recruited from ordinary villagers and farmers and therefore from the Saxons
and Visigoths etc living in England when the Normans invaded in 1066.
Curiously, longbows were never used anywhere else in Europe to such effect.
The Bible speaks about one tribe predominantly using bows or firing arrows
and that seems to be Ephraim.

Psalm 78:9
The men of Ephraim, though armed with bows, turned back on the day of

Zechariah 9:10
I will take away the chariots from Ephraim and the war-horses from
Jerusalem, and the battle bow will be broken. He will proclaim peace to the
nations. His rule will extend from sea to sea and from the River to the ends
of the earth.  (Note: Ancient pictures of chariots often show them equipped
with bows
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Zechariah 9:13
I will bend Judah as I bend my bow and fill it with Ephraim. I will rouse
your sons, O Zion, against your sons, O Greece, and make you like a
warrior's sword. (Note: Ephraim has, or fires, the arrows)

I just wondered if anyone else had noticed this connection


Bob Davis