I recently ran into a group of men who claim that African Americans were/are the original Hebrews. That Jesus skin color was black as well as everyone in the old testament. I simply told them, that's not so. Miriam was punished by Almighty God for mocking Moses Ethiopian wife who was dark skinned.
What does Refiner's Fire say about this fallacy?
In short: Nonsense.
Since the first "Hebrew" (meaning "to cross over") mentioned in scripture was Avram, a Caldean from the middle east, it is folly for anyone except extremely biased, arrogant, and opinionated people to say they were "black"! Further, since Avram was the ancestor of all the 12 tribes, which were subsequently scattered, it is additional folly to argue a "black" origin! All peoples on earth today descended from Noah's three sons: Shem, Ham and Japheth, as recorded in Genesis 10. To argue a "skin color" today, and claim they are the original Hebrews is the epitome of folly!