Date: Wed Sep 06 2000 - 17:10:54 EDT
Perhaps to put it in better perspective, "Is there enough evidence to suggest that
this is some kind of racial slur?" Hardly. Symeon may well have been of darker skin
than some other Jews -- perhaps he was of African origin (born in Africa). To call
someone "black," if that is a distinguishing characteristic, is not in and of itself
Denny A Diehl wrote:
> Bart, Denny Diehl here
> > modern racist overtones
> I've wondered the same about Ac 13:1 where
> SUMEWN hO KALOUMENOS NIGER
> Is there enough evidence to suggest that this was
> simply a non pejorative term, much like one might
> be called "Red" if he has red hair; or does it go
> beyond that into some kind of racial slur?
> All the best.
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