Answer by Robert Brow (www.brow.on.ca)
Thank you for your comments about Melchizedek. In the Bible he is certainly a very interesting character as discussed in Hebrews 5:10-7:17. Melchizedek (my king is just, righteous) belonged to a very ancient royal priesthood and in Abraham's day he reigned in the city which later became Jerusalem. It was in Canaanite territory at that time, but we do not know what his racial origins were. My own guess is that he was Sumerian by race, as was Abraham (see the book on Ishmael the Arab).
In the wisdom of God the Bible does not tell us whether Jesus' skin
was black, brown, yellow, or white. Nor do we know if he was black haired
or fair haired, straight haired or curly haired, with or without a beard
or mustache, or any other detail of his physical appearance. This allows
people of every race to view Jesus as one of their own. We have no original
depiction of Jesus, but inevitably artists of every nation have imagined
him to be like themselves.