People of Color In The Bible



In The Beginning

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(Based on Genesis chapter 1)
Complete with Supplemental Questions

By William Gilbert Emanuel and Renee Spears Emanuel

935 Marion Street
Hagerstown, MD 21740
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People Of Color In The Bible Old Testament Collection, Volume 1, In The Beginning; Published by The Faith Of Jesus Center. All graphics by Gilbert Saiz. Copyright 1995 by William and Renee Emanuel. All rights reserved.




The Purpose Of This Collection Is:

(1) To encourage children in the primary and intermediate grades, irregardless of nationality, to develop a love for the Bible.

(2) To present basic and profound biblical truths in simple, easy-to-read language.

(3) To introduce children to the biblical language, "Hebrew", and to make them feel at ease with its use.

(4) To show that the Bible is not only a book of religious instruction, but that it also contains accurate, up-to-date information regarding many branches of science including but not limited to health, astronomy, biology, zoology and geography.

(5) To give the true historical representation of biblical personalities; thus elimination racial hatred and promoting positive self-esteem.


This is a coloring book and this is what the picture should look like after the child colors in the picture.


In the beginning, the earth was filled with water. Water is made up of two things: hydrogen and oxygen. Sometimes, the word "water" is written: "H2O". H2O is the symbol for water.

Water is very important. It helps to keep man alive. You can go without food for many days (some say 40 - 60 days) but you cannot go without water or fluids for very long. According to medical missionary, Al Wolfsen, 16 days without water is the limit.

Your body is made up of 70% fluids. H2O is the main substance in most of these fluids. H2O is needed to make blood. If it's pure, water washes the inside of your body when you drink it. We use water to wash the outside of the body too. Try to drink at least eight (8) glasses of pure water each day.

Yah-shua (Jesus) answered and said unto her, "Whosoever drinks of this water shall thirst again: But whosoever drinks of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; because the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life." (John 4:13,14)

In this verse, Yah-shua (Jesus) speaks of "living water". Water is used as a symbol for the Holy Spirit. Water is thought by some to be the "gift of life".


This is a coloring book and this is what the picture should look like after the child colors in the picture.


"He (El-o-him) made the stars also ... and El-o-him (God) saw that it was good. The evening and the morning were the fourth day." (Genesis 1:16, 18, 19)

Have you ever looked up at the sky on a clear night? If you have, what did you see? Stars, stars, everywhere! Scripture says, "He (El-o-him) tells the number of the stars; He calls them all by their names." (Psalm 147:4). Did you know that the stars have names? Stars form big pictures in the sky. We call these pictures CON-STEL-LA-TIONS. On the next clear night, look up in the sky. See if you can find the "Big Dipper", "The Little Dipper" and the "North Star".

Stars are important. A bright star led the wise men from the East to the place where the Messiah could be found. They declared, "Where is He that is born King of the Jews? For we have seen His `star' in the east, and are come to worship Him." (Matthew 2:2).

Harriet Tubman, ex-slave and conductor of the "Underground Railroad" followed the North Star as she led many slaves to freedom. Knowing how to spot the North Star helped her to travel at night -- in the RIGHT direction!

Yah-shua (Jesus) said of himself, "I am the bright and morning STAR." (Revelation 22:16). He also said, "The Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost." (Luke 19:10). Let Yah-shua (Jesus) lead you in the right direction. The right direction leads AWAY from sin and TOWARD El-o-him (God). "I am the way, the truth, and the life; no man comes to the Father but by Me." (John 14:6)


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