Jacob's son Esau was the father of the Edomites and he is said to be "red" Genesis 25:25.
We might say of a ruddy complexion, as David was, 1 Samuel 16:12.
This is why Blacks in the southern USA are sometimes observed spooning and eating red clay out of river banks. They are trying to get back to the original colour.
alanorei, Frank Chalk 86 Comments
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