vision of the human family made in said Book, he did
not belong to the White race, and. all things being
equal could not personally have been white, as that
word is popularly understood. We refer to the trans¬
lation of what is written in the Song of Songs (5: 10):
" My beloved is white and ruddy,
The chiefest among ten thousand."
It is in place to say that this is the answer Solo-
ius, in his life of St. Andrew, informs us that towards the mouth
of the Apsarus, and on the banks of the Phasis, there were Eth¬
iopians; now, the Hebrews bore not the slightest resemblance to
" Herodotus is not the only author who maintains this opinion.
Pindar had before him named these people Kf/lou V(,)7i£lC This
is: ' with dark faces.' On which the Scholiast remarks, that be¬
ing originally from Egypt, they were black, /j.s?^avo^poeg'
In addition to the above, Constantine Francois Yolhey says as
much and more, claiming that the Egyptians were not only dark
skinned or black, but were real Negroes. His words are, in
reference to that celebrated passage of Herodotus: "that is,
that the ancient Egyptians were really Negroes, of the same spe¬
cies with all the natives of Africa ; and though, as might be ex¬
pected, after mixing for so many ages with the Greeks and Ro¬
mans, they have lost the intensity of then- first colour, yet they
still retain strong marks of then- original conformation." * * * *
Thus to the black race we are indebted for the arts, sciences, and
even for speech."
It was Arnold L. Heeren who maintained that the Sphinx is a
representation of an Ethiopian, and it must be confessed that
he who will look with his eyes and not with his prejudice, as
Wendell Phillips was accustomed to say, will be constrained to
agree with him.
—Lurcher's Notes on Herodotus, Euterpe II. § CIV Also Be-