neither type is represented with the characteristic color and
features of the negro, we must regard.both types as belong¬
ing to the Cushite or Hamitic race, akin to the Egyptian and
probably of the same common origin."*
The editors of Teachers' Quarterly, Methodist Episcopal
Church, proclaim, that it is not yet certain "that the Negro
descended from Ham."
The significant feature of this is, that this theory is given
to the children of the Sunday schools, indicating the strongs
trend of the current of their wish, that the Afro-American
and the Negro in general should be put beyond the pale of a
common humanity : and that, too, despite the fact that a
large per cent, of them have accepted civilization, and bear,
not only the white man's name, but share, to no small ex¬
tent, his blood. ■
" An Ammonite or a Moabite," commanded Moses to Is¬
rael by the authority of God, " shall not enter into the assem¬
bly of the Lord; even to the tenth generation * * * *
because they hired against thee, Balaam the son of Beor
from Pethor of Mesopotamia to curse thee. Nevertheless
the Lord thy God would not hearken unto Balaam ; but the
Lord thy God turned the curse into a blessing unto thee, be¬
cause the Lord thy God loved thee (Deut. 23: 3-5)."
Nor will we, even of these theologians, quote what the fol¬
lowing verse says: "Thou shalt not seek their peace nor
their prosperity all thy days forever."
Israel carried this out to the letter. Says Dr. William
Smith:f "The hatred in which the Ammonites were held by
Israel is stated to have arisen partly from their opposition, or
rather their denial of assistance to the Israelites on their ap-
*Twelfth Memoir of Egvptian Exploration Fund, p. 24.
tO. T. Hist, p. I>2.