After all, the issue is not whether Jesus was dark but whether he was black.
While the White Swan comes easily to Nina, the dark mysteries of the Black Swan evade her.
In the dark, it could be hard to tell which side of the train the platform was on.
Old English deorc "dark, obscure, gloomy; sad, cheerless; sinister, wicked," from Proto-Germanic *derkaz (cf. Old High German tarchanjan "to hide, conceal"). "Absence of light" especially at night is the original meaning. Application to colors is 16c. Theater slang for "closed" is from 1916.
early 13c., from dark (adj.). Figurative in the dark "ignorant" first recorded 1670s.
Closed; not in operation: Monday is a ''dark'' day at Heinz Hall (1916+ Theater)