Saturday, September 10, 2011

Are the Jews that live in the Middle East today the same as the biblical Jews in the Bible?

There seems to be a lot of hype these days based on the traditional teaching that the Jews, living in the Middle East today are the same biblical Jews that are in the Bible. The biblical term of a “Jew or Israelites" (is from the Twelve Tribes or Children of Israel) the descendants of the patriarch Jacob/Israel, and the historical population of the kingdom of Israel, followers of the Mosaic law.

Paul identified himself as a Jew, and Israelite even to his dying day. In Acts 23:6 he confessed, But when Paul perceived that one part were Sadducees and the other Pharisees, he cried out in the council, "Men and brethren, I am a Pharisee, the son of a Pharisee; concerning the hope and resurrection of the dead I am being judged!" In Act 21:39 Paul said, "I am a Jew from Tarsus, in Cilicia, a citizen of no mean city; and I implore you, permit me to speak to the people."
He even declared that concerning the observance of the Torah he was "blameless," which indicates that he observed a Jewish lifestyle to the very end (Philippians. 3:6). Paul testified that he kept the Torah throughout his life (Acts 25:7-8, see also Acts 28:17).

However the Jews in the Middle East today ARE NOT the biblical Jews in our bible by any stretch of the imagination. That is certainly no argument. There is no biblical Jewish Race today. Here is a quote from Encyclopedia Brittanica (1973), vol. 12, page 1054, where it actually states. The finding of physical anthropology shows that, contrary to the popular view, there is on Jewish race. Anthropometric measurement of Jewish groups in many parts of the world indicates that they differ greatly from one another with respect to all the important physical characteristics.

The reason behind this, of course, is mixed bloodlines through the mixed marriages, bringing about the most mixed racial origins of these people today. On top of that, the majority of so-called Jews in the world today are not Jews at all. (Even without the mixed blood), because their ancestry is that of the Khazars whose ancestors go far back to the Turks and Huns, and who as a nation in A.D. 740 adopted the Jewish religion and became known as Jews.

To the contrary, to the traditional teaching of men the facts surrounding the evidence in historical documentation shows there is no (biblical Israel today). Even if someone really wanted to prove he is a biblical Jew from the blood line of Abraham, he could not because God had all the genealogy records and destroyed in A.D. 70 Why because God now has (one "Chosen People").

A dear and good friend Evangelist John L Bray, who has spent many years around the world in many libraries gives us further historical documentation on this. He states in his book Matthew 24 Fulfilled page 210:

The prediction of judgment upon Israel was for THAT generation. That generation of opposed of Christ had said, "His blood be on us, and on our children" (Matthew 27:25). And it was. That judgment came about in A.D. 67-70, and the nation was decimated. Some say that the Jews today are guilty of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. This is not true any more that are Gentiles who reject Him now. The nation that was officially guilty of the death of Christ received its judgment. Gods judgment is not upon Jews today because of what others did many years ago. We need to understand this.

In settlers of Khazaria were Turks and Huns. In A.D. 740 King Buulan of Khazaria decided to adopt the Judaisticre legion for his country. A number of Jews were already living there. So he converted to Judaism, along with all his officials, and his whole nation ended up being known as a nation of Jews. In 907 Russia came in and dominated the situation, and the Khazars were scattered, many of them going down into Poland and Lithuania, where at the dawn of our modern civilization the largest concentration of Jews was found. Today, the largest percentage of so-called Jews in the world have as their background this group of people. This is fully documented in detail in my book, Israel in Bible Prophecy.

Naturally, these people are not a "race" of Jews, and yet it is thought by some that they constitute the major portion of the 14,000,000 so-called Jews in the world today. Their features are different than the Sephardim Jews; their language backgrounds are different (the Ashkenazim speaking Yiddish, and the Sephardim with their Hebrew and many of them who speak Spanish on account of their own mixed-up background in Spain). In Israel, they have their separate organizations, and the nation, there is divided between these two mixed-up bloodlines of people. In the 12th century the Ashkenazim Jews made up only 6.7% of the Jews, but around 1965 they numbered 11,000,000 or about 86% of all the Jews in the world. Think of the implications of this!

In a recent book, Palestine is Coming, by Kermit Zarley, it was stated that "British Minister of State Lord Moyne supported his governments White Paper of 1939 by publicly opposing further Jewish immigration. He argued the Jews were not demonstrably the true descendants of the ancient Hebrews and therefore without legitimate claim to the Holy Land. He meant that Jews were hardly a pure race, being a much more heterogeneous group that popularly conceived. For this, he was assassinated by the Stern Group on November 6, 1994" (Kermit Zarley, p.131).

"A common error and persistent modern myth is the designation of the Jews as a race. This is scientifically fallacious, from the standpoint of both physical and historical traditions. Investigations by anthropologists have shown the Jews are by no means uniform in physical character and that they nearly always reflect the physical and mental characteristics of the people among whom they live" (Colliers Encyclopedia, 1977, vol. 13, p. 573).

Being a Jew has nothing to do with race as such. Sammy Davis, Jr. became a Jew. Elizabeth Taylor became a Jew when she married Eddie

Fisher. In June of 1991 Tom Arnold and Rose Anne Barr, the T.V. entertainer, renewed publicly their wedding vows, and he was celebrating his conversion to Judaism. Jews can be of different races. It is like someone who is a Catholic or a Protestant; they can be of any race or color. In Israel, they have a peculiar law which says what their government says is a Jew. I quote this from Funk and wags New Encyclopedia, vol. 14, p 214: "In 1970 the Israeli Knesset adopted legislation defining a Jew as one born of a Jewish mother or a convert." It matters not who the father is, nor to what race he belongs. And a convert can be from and race. So you see, we are not talking about a "race" of people when we talk about the Jewish people. End quote.

Those facts can by found by anyone who has the time to look into these things. In fact the biblical Jews had a unique status according to the Bible. They were chosen as the people who would hear and record the words of God. (They were the keeps of scripture). They were chosen as the people who would be a light unto the gentiles for salvation (Matthew 23:15, John 4:22) They were chosen as the people through whom the promise (the seed of Abraham would come) The Messiah (Christ)... “Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ.” (Galatians 3:16) They were a unique people chosen for a unique purpose.

Today because of mixed-up bloodlines of people and conversion and mixed marriages, let alone if someone wanted to prove he was a biblical Jew from the blood line of Abraham, he could not because God had all the genealogy records and destroyed in A.D. 70. God made sure there is no way to brag (I am one of "Chosen People" of God). God has one people his Church which started with biblical Israel in the Bible. (Acts 7:37-38)