Moses’s Ethiopian Wife

Often times when I explain to someone that the Bible strictly forbids miscegenation (citing verses such as Deut 23:2) they say “yeah but Moses had an Ethiopian wife”. It should be noted that Ethiopia was a word used to describe the entire known parts of Africa at the time. Regardless it is explained in the Apocrypha’s Book of Jasher, Chapter 73 30 So Moses took the city by his wisdom, and the children of Cush placed him on the throne instead of Kikianus king of Cush. 31 And they placed the royal crown upon his head, and they gave him for a wife Adoniah the Cushite queen, wife of Kikianus. 32 And Moses feared the Lord God of his fathers, so that he came not to her, nor did he turn his eyes to her. 33 For Moses remembered how Abraham had made his servant Eliezer swear, saying unto him, Thou shalt not take a woman from the daughters of Canaan for my son Isaac. 34 Also what Isaac did when Jacob had fled from his brother, when he commanded him, saying, Thou shalt not take a wife from the daughters of Canaan, nor make alliance with any of the children of Ham. 35 For the Lord our God gave Ham the son of Noah, and his children and all his seed, as slaves to the children of Shem and to the children of Japheth, and unto their seed after them for slaves, forever. 36 Therefore Moses turned not his heart nor his eyes to the wife of Kikianus all the days that he reigned over Cush. 37 And Moses feared the Lord his God all his life, and Moses walked before the Lord in truth, with all his heart and soul, he turned not from the right way all the days of his life; he declined not from the way either to the right or to the left, in which Abraham, Isaac and Jacob had walked. Once again another judeo pro miscegenation lie is destroyed. This “wife” was given to him after he sat on the throne but he never had sex with her or created children. You can begin to see why the Apocrypha was taken out of the Bible.

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