Thou shalt in any wise set [him] king over thee, whom the LORD thy God shall choose: [one] from among thy brethren shalt thou set king over thee: thou mayest not set a stranger over thee, which [is] not thy brother, Deuteronomy 17:15
Nikro, Strong's #5237, are adulterous, or foreign, non-Israelites who are not brethren, and appear in 45 times in these verses.
HOW TO TREAT NIKRO
Of the nikro, God commanded the Israelites to "smite them; then thou shalt utterly destroy them". He commanded "neither shalt thou make marriages with" the nikro. When destroying their cities, He commanded "save alive nothing that breatheth". God said that it was "evil in the sight of the LORD" for an Israelite to marry them, and "sold them into the hand of Chushanrishathaim king of Mesopotamia" for doing so. He said "thou shalt make no covenant with them, nor show mercy unto them; neither shalt thou make marriages with them". It was a sin for Solomon to marry nikro, and it was nikro who caused him to sin. Even the priests who had married nikro and had children with them had to atone for their sin and sacrifice a ram. Israelites could charge nikro usury and sell them "anything that dieth of itself", which they couldn't sell to fellow Israelites, even "gur" [who were Israelites called "strangers" because they were from another tribe, nation, or city.
WHO ARE NIKRO
Nikro, who include the daughter of the pharaoh, Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Zidonians. Hittites, Perizzites, Jebusites, Egyptians, Amorites, Girgashites, Canaanites, Hivites, and Jebusites, were not permitted to be leaders over Israelites, though God occasionally punished Israelites by putting nikro in charge of them. Proverbs is replete with verses which warn Israelites to stay away from nikro.
BLACKS ARE NOT NIKRO
The similarities between
"nikro" and "Negro" cannot be ignored.
RUTH WAS NOT A NIKRO
Ruth referred to herself as a "nikro", but Boaz corrected her:
Ruth 2:12The LORD recompense thy work, and a full reward be given thee of the LORD God of Israel, under whose wings thou art come to trust.
Certainly Boaz knew that had Ruth been a racial Moabite, she could not have entered the Congregation of the LORD, which means he must have recognized her as an Israelite:
An Ammonite or Moabite shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD; even to their tenth generation shall they not enter into the congregation of the LORD forever: Deuteronomy 23:3
SIN FOR SOLOMON TO MARRY NIKRO
The nikro women who Solomon married included the daughter of the pharaoh, Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, and Zidonians. The Nikro who God commanded the Israelites to "utterly destroy" in Deuteronomy 7:2 included the Hittite, and the Girgashite, and the Amorite, and the Canaanite, and the Perizzite, and the Hivite, and the Jebusite. The nikro who the Israelites mixed the holy seed with who were finally put away in Ezra 10:3 included the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Jebusites, the Ammonites, the Moabites, the Egyptians, and the Amorites.
These are different races of people. Moabites are all the genetic descendants of Moab, Ammonites are all the genetic descendants of Ammon. Even by today's definition of "race", they are each different races. What's missing from today's concordances and dictionaries is that, with no exceptions, a "nikro" is a person of a different race.
TO SYRIANS, CANAANITES WERE NIKRO
The appearance of "nikro" in the following verse, which the KJV translated as "strangers", is evidence of the racial connotation of this word BEFORE there were any Israelites:
Gen 31:15Are we not counted of him [Jacob] strangers? for he [Leban] hath sold us, and hath quite devoured also our money.
It was Leban their father who sold Rachel and Leah to Jacob, so "of him" cannot be a reference to Leban, as there's no reason to call their own father a stranger. But the only reason they would refer to Jacob as a "nikro" is that, before the birth of the Israelites, Syrians like Rachel and Leah considered Canaanites to be "nikro", and they still viewed Jacob as a Canaanite since he was from there.
Is it possible that some of these races were part Negroid? How did Jesus and His disciples spot the Canaanite woman so easily? Why was Abraham so worried about his sons and grandsons marrying Canaanite women? There may have been other racial features which identified them, but it can't be ruled out, can it?
Pure Negros are descendants of the "behemah" [read: Ish] made in Genesis 1:25. If Ham's son Cush married behemah [Negro] women, then Cushites would have been half Negro. That doesn't mean there were no Israelites at all living in Cush (or Ethiopia), at the time Aaron and Miriam were so upset that Moses married a "Cushite woman". Of all the Israelites in world history you'd think would NOT violate God's Law against race mixing, Moses is IT. He had 1.5 million Israelite women with him to choose from, so why would he marry a nikro of any kind, much less a nigger, or a half nigger?
Deu 14:21 Ye shall not eat of any thing that dieth of itself: thou shalt give it unto the stranger [ger, #1616] that is in thy gates, that he may eat it; or thou mayest sell it unto an alien: for thou art a holy people unto the LORD thy God. Thou shalt not seethe a kid in his mother's milk.Deu 15:3 Of a foreigner thou mayest exact [it again]: but [that] which is thine with thy brother thine hand shall release; Deu 23:20 Unto a stranger thou mayest lend upon usury; but unto thy brother thou shalt not lend upon usury: that the LORD thy God may bless thee in all that thou settest thine hand to in the land whither thou goest to possess it. Deu 29:22 So that the generation to come of your children that shall rise up after you, and the stranger that shall come from a far land, shall say, when they see the plagues of that land, and the sicknesses which the LORD hath laid upon it; Exo 2:22 And she bore him a son, and he called his name Gershom: for he said, I have been a stranger [ger, #1616] in a strange land. Exo 18:3 And her two sons; of which the name of the one was Gershom; for he said, I have been an alien [ger, #1616] in a strange land: Exo 21:8 If she please not her master, who hath betrothed her to himself, then shall he let her be redeemed: to sell her unto a strange nation he shall have no power, seeing he hath dealt deceitfully with her. 1Ki 11:1 But king Solomon loved many strange women, together with the daughter of Pharaoh, women of the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Zidonians, and Hittites
Jdg 3:5 And the children of Israel dwelt among the Canaanites, Hittites, and Amorites, and Perizzites, and Hivites, and Jebusites:
Jdg 3:6 And they took their daughters to be their wives, and gave their daughters to their sons, and served their gods.
Jdg 3:7 And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the LORD, and forgat the LORD their God, and served Baalim and the groves.
Jdg 3:8 Therefore the anger of the LORD was hot against Israel, and he sold them into the hand of Chushanrishathaim king of Mesopotamia: and the children of Israel served Chushanrishathaim eight years.
1Ki 11:8 And likewise did he for all his strange wives, which burnt incense and sacrificed unto their gods.
Job 19:15 They that dwell in mine house, and my maids, count me for a stranger [zur, #2114]: I am an alien in their sight.
Jdg 19:12 And his master said unto him, We will not turn aside hither into the city of a stranger, that is not of the children of Israel; we will pass over to Gibeah.Rth 2:10 Then she fell on her face, and bowed herself to the ground, and said unto him, Why have I found grace in thine eyes, that thou shouldest take knowledge of me, seeing I am a stranger? 2Sa 15:19 Then said the king to Ittai the Gittite, Wherefore goest thou also with us? return to thy place, and abide with the king: for thou art a stranger, and also an exile. 1Ki 8:41 Moreover concerning a stranger, that is not of thy people Israel, but cometh out of a far country for thy name's sake; 1Ki 8:43 Hear thou in heaven thy dwelling place, and do according to all that the stranger calleth to thee for: that all people of the earth may know thy name, to fear thee, as do thy people Israel; and that they may know that this house, which I have built, is called by thy name. Ezr 10:2 And Shechaniah the son of Jehiel, [one] of the sons of Elam, answered and said unto Ezra, We have trespassed against our God, and have taken strange wives of the people of the land: yet now there is hope in Israel concerning this thing. Ezr 10:14 Let now our rulers of all the congregation stand, and let all them which have taken strange wives in our cities come at appointed times, and with them the elders of every city, and the judges thereof, until the fierce wrath of our God for this matter be turned from us. Ezr 10:17 And they made an end with all the men that had taken strange wives by the first day of the first month. Ezr 10:18 And among the sons of the priests there were found that had taken strange wives: namely, of the sons of Jeshua the son of Jozadak, and his brethren; Maaseiah, and Eliezer, and Jarib, and Gedaliah. Ezr 10:44 All these had taken strange wives: and some of them had wives by whom they had children.
Neh 13:26 `By these did not Solomon king of Israel sin? and among the many nations there was no king like him, and beloved by his God he was, and God maketh him king over all Israel--even him did the strange women cause to sin.
Neh 13:27 Shall we then hearken unto you to do all this great evil, to transgress against our God in marrying strange wives?
2Ch 6:32 Moreover concerning the stranger, which is not of thy people Israel, but is come from a far country for thy great name's sake, and thy mighty hand, and thy stretched out arm; if they come and pray in this house;Pro 2:16 To deliver thee from the strange [zur, #2114] woman, even from the stranger which flattereth with her words; Pro 5:10 Lest strangers [zur, #2114] be filled with thy wealth; and thy labors be in the house of a stranger; Pro 6:24 To keep thee from the evil woman, from the flattery of the tongue of a strange woman. Pro 7:5 That they may keep thee from the strange [zur, #2114] woman, from the stranger which flattereth with her words. Pro 5:20 And why wilt thou, my son, be ravished with a strange [zur, #2114] woman, and embrace the bosom of a stranger? Pro 23:27 For a whore [zanah, #2181] is a deep ditch; and a strange woman is a narrow pit. Jer 2:21 Yet I had planted thee a noble vine, wholly a right seed: how then art thou turned into the degenerate plant of a strange vine unto me? Zep 1:8 And it shall come to pass in the day of the LORD's sacrifice, that I will punish the princes, and the king's children, and all such as are clothed with strange apparel.
Ecc 6:2 A man to whom God hath given riches, wealth, and honor, so that he wanteth nothing for his soul of all that he desireth, yet God giveth him not power to eat thereof, but a stranger eateth it: this is vanity, and it is an evil disease.Lam 5:2 Our inheritance is turned to strangers, our houses to aliens. Oba 1:11 In the day that thou stoodest on the other side, in the day that the strangers [zur, #2114] carried away captive his forces, and foreigners entered into his gates, and cast lots upon Jerusalem, even thou wast as one of them.
Total KJV Occurrences: 45
Exo_2:22, Exo_18:3, Exo_21:8, 1Ki_11:1, 1Ki_11:8, Ezr_10:2, Ezr_10:10-11 (2), Ezr_10:14, Ezr_10:17-18 (2), Ezr_10:44, Neh_13:27, Pro_6:24, Pro_20:16, Pro_23:27, Pro_27:13, Jer_2:21 (2), Zep_1:8
stranger, 16Deu_17:15, Deu_23:20, Deu_29:22, Jdg_19:12, Rth_2:10, 2Sa_15:19, 1Ki_8:41, 1Ki_8:43, 2Ch_6:32-33 (2), Pro_2:16, Pro_5:10, Pro_5:20, Pro_7:5, Ecc_6:2 (2)
Deu_14:21, Job_19:15, Psa_69:8
strangers, 2Gen_31:15, Isa_2:6
foreigner, 1Deu_15:2-3 (2)
Is this word pronounced "nokriy"?