The word Jew is a very protean term, referring at times to race and at times to culture or religion. The correct term today should be Judaic or Judaist.
This leads to constant confusion, misdirection, and contradiction, to the advantage of the ruling class, which claims the mantle of ancient Israel.
But what we call Jews today are a mixed race people quite different from the Hebrew Israelites, who are now, retroactively and erroneously, equated with them.
Most of the people who call themselves Jews today have partial descent from converts from Khazaria, a medieval East European kingdom wedged between the Muslim and the Christian world, which chose the Hebrew faith as a way to survive.
The Khazarians intermingled with Eastern European people in the surrounding regions and later moved into Germany, becoming today’s Ashkenazy (European) Jews.
The Ashkenazim constitute much of modern Jewry, it is said.
This may or may not be true, because statistics about Jews seem to vary wildly.
The Khazarian theory of Ashkenazy origin has been vindicated, according to some people, by the research of Israeli geneticist Elhaik, but it has its detractors.
They claim it is simply an anti-Semitic canard.
Even critics of the theory, however, admit that there is ample European (maternal) and “non-Semitic” Middle-Eastern blood in the veins of modern Ashkenazy Jews.
But, shockingly, the maternal descent from Europeans means that the Ashkenazim are irrefutably not Jewish, according to Jewish law.
I repeat, the DNA evidence proves that according to Jewish law, Ashkenazim are not of Jewish (Judahite) descent, because Jewish (Judahite) law requires the mother to be Jewish.
The rest of the modern Jews, a far fewer number, are descended from the Edomites (Idumeans) who were living in Judea at the time of Jesus.
That is why they were called Jews to begin with.
Once again, Jew is simply the short form for the word, Judean or “of Judea.”
In its origin, thus, the word Judean/Jew had nothing to do with race or ethnicity.
It referred simply to people living in the region of Judea.
The Idumeans/Edomites in Judea were forcibly circumcised and incorporated into Judean culture under John Hyrcanus, in the 2nd century BC.
Their numbers included many of the Pharisees who lived in the time of Jesus, most of whom were killed in the siege of Jerusalem in 70 AD.
This was the fate of most of the male population in Jerusalem. The females were enslaved by the victorious Romans.
The Jewish men who survived the destruction lived on in the land, converting to Christianity and then Islam and eventually becoming the people we know today as Palestinians, who are also a mixed race.
These mixed Idumean-Israelites living in Judea were the people whom Jesus claimed in Revelation 3:9 were of the “synagogue of Satan” and were not really Jews.
To be clear, in saying this, Jesus was not referring to the Idumean ethnic heritage.
The Idumeans were mixed with the native Israelites around them, so that they were actually partly descended from the northern Israelite tribes that had been conquered by the Assyrians in the 8th century BC (722 BC) and then dispersed in Assyria, Babylon, and in Israel and Judea themselves.
These dispersed tribes were the so-called Lost Tribes.
So the Idumeans too probably had some Israelite or even Judean blood in them.
But Jesus was really talking about the beliefs of the Idumean converts, not their genes.
They followed a mixture of the pure faith taught by Moses and the Prophets with the pagan beliefs of the Canaanites and Hittites, with whom the Edomites, since the days of Esau, had intermarried.
The Idumean (Edomite) converts to Israelite faith were indeed descended from Abraham, as they claimed.
But they were not – and never had been – descendants of Judah (Judahites).
Judahite is one of the two origins of the abbreviated term, “Jew.”
The other is Judean.
The Idumeans/Edomites did not follow Jewish customs fully but added pagan beliefs.
The semi-pagan mixed Idumean (Edomite)-Israelites in Judea, along with other Idumean-Israelites in the surrounding regions and in the diaspora in Babylon and in Egypt, supposedly emigrated all over the Middle East and Europe (Spain, Italy) in the centuries immediately after Christ.
Some claim this was because the Romans dispersed them. But such dispersal was not characteristic of the Romans, who usually left the conquered people to till the soil.
More likely, the Jews who intermarried with European women were traders and might themselves be Levantine converts, rather than original Israelites.
Most of the maternal stock of current Sephardic Jews is European, not Near Eastern, and dates back to this Jewish diaspora.
As noted earlier, Jewishness is traced through the maternal line and since these diaspora Jews became what we call Sephardic Jews, they too, by Jewish law, are not Jews.
Also, as with the Ashkenazy, but even more so, the Sephardim took with them the pagan lore of Babylon and Egypt, which contradicted the Torah teachings of the Israelites.
It was a religion replete with astrology, gnosticism, ritual practices, esoteric texts, angelology and demonology.
TALMUDIC JEWS VERSUS TORAH JEWS
The Hebrew Bible of the Ashkenazy and Sephardic Jews is called TaNaKh and it includes the Law, the Prophets, and other writings.
But these are not held in as much veneration as the interpretations of the TaNaKh by the Jewish sages (Rabbis).
The Rabbinical interpretations were codified in the centuries after 200 AD and form the written text (Talmud) of what in Jesus’ time was still oral and referred to as the Tradition of the Elders.
IDUMEAN JEWS OF JESUS’ TIME VERSUS ASKHENAZY JEWS OF TODAY
Jesus felt that the Elders had subverted the original faith in Yahweh with a ritualistic, formulaic legalism that killed the spirit of true faith. He severely denounced it.
But, the current crop of Ashkenazy Jews are most likely unrelated to the original Idumean-Israelite Judeans whom Jesus denounced.
So it is quite incorrect to claim that animosity by non-Jews toward the Ashkenazy leadership today (the Rothschild financial cabal) has anything whatsoever to do with the enmity between the Idumean-Israelite Judeans and Jesus.
In short, the accusation of the Gospels as the originator of current “anti-Semitism” is bogus – an anti-Christian slander.
The current Jews are not the descendants of the Israelite-Idumean mixture whom Jesus cursed.
They were destroyed in 70 AD utterly.
Moreover, the genealogical records necessary to prove genetic descent from any of the tribes of Israel, were destroyed with the Temple at the time.
Without these, any subsequent claims of descent are either tenuous or completely specious.
Thus, what Jesus said then to the Judeans and Judahites of his time does not and can not automatically attach to the Ashkenazy and Sephardim today, on the grounds of genetic descent.
Current Jews are mostly a Euro-Turko-Mongolic people, with, at most (although not certainly), some small admixture of the original Israelite blood.
This is true also of the Sephardic Jews, who have a better claim to a partial descent from the Idumean-Israelite mixture.
They too cannot be blamed for deicide, as it used to be called.
According to the Gospel, in the final destruction of Jerusalem, all of Jesus’ enemies during his ministry were judged for the blood they had shed in their own life-times.
They were judged as well for the blood-shed of all past history, from the archetypal crime of Abel’s murder onward.
That chapter in history was closed on the cross.
It is finished, as Jesus said.
Neither the current Ashkenazy Jews nor the current Sephardic Jews have anything to do with it.
But, in so far as they adopt attitudes and beliefs that resemble that of the Pharisees, they, as well as all other people of any or no faith, are culpable for their own wrong beliefs and actions.
In brief, there is very little or no genetic descent of current Jews from the ancient Idumean-Israelites who persecuted Jesus.
There is only the possibility of spiritual descent.
And that possibility is shared equally by Jews, Christians, Muslims, Hindus and anyone else who hurls curses at Jesus Christ.
Spiritual descent is a matter of choice and belief.
It comes about when people adopt the attitudes and beliefs of the Pharisaic persecutors of Jesus.
TALMUDIC JUDAISM AND KABBALISM
The writings of the Elders were codified in the Talmud in 200 AD and 500 AD, and thereafter, and to them were added, in the later middle ages, texts like the Zohar and Kabbalah.
The Talmud, Zohar, and Kabbalah explicate, in sometimes mystic, sometimes racial, sometimes moral or legal terms, the TaNaKh, formulated in writing some thousand years earlier (approximately 500 BC) by the Hebrew-speaking people that constituted the ancient nation called Israel.
The Talmud, Zohar, and Kabbalah also add completely new teachings, esoterica, occult texts, and mysticism, some of which is deeply antagonistic to the austere spirit of the Torah.
Some of the Talmud’s and Kabbalah’s teachings are truly amoral and perverse.
Others are profoundly wise and could have been spoken by Jesus himself.
The ancients Israelites included the Judeans (Israelite tribes living in Judea – descended from Judah and Benjamin) and the northern tribes.
The twelve tribes included descendants of Judah (Judahites) as well as descendants of the other eleven sons of Israel/Jacob – Reuben, Naphtali, Dan, Manasseh etc.
Is any of this Hebrew stock to be found among contemporary Jews?
Surely there could be some genetic ties, or at least similarities, between both groups.
But, equally surely, these genetic markings are mingled with the genetic markers of many other groups, because of centuries of intermarriage.
Race-mixing was always in the history of the Israelites.
EDOMITES, HITTITES, AND MOABITES
Esau, the brother of Jacob in Genesis, who is the forefather of the nation of Israel, intermarried with the pagan Hittites.
But, so did Jacob’s own descendants, the Israelites.
So did the sons of Judah or Judahites (Jews, in short form).
Ruth, the ancestress of Jesus, belonged to the tribe of Moabites, one of the deadliest enemies of the Israelites and Judahites.
ABRAHAM’S SEED IS JESUS
Given this history, how can anyone claim that Israelite or Judahite is a term for a pure genetic stock?
Yet they do.
Many naive Jewish people today – and Christian dupes – consider modern Jews both a pure ethnicity and a unique religion.
A people set apart and a culture set apart.
The Bible states otherwise.
Abraham and Isaac were counted as righteous, long before Jacob was called Israel and long before Judah sired Judahites and before Israelites ever set foot in Judea.
Righteousness preceded both Israel and Judea, both Judah and the Judahites.
The seed of Abraham in whom the whole world was blessed was not any supposed Master Race of Israelites/Jews, with genetic superiority to the rest of mankind.
This is a toxic carnal and ethnocentric revision of the Hebrew scriptures.
The blessed seed (singular) of Abraham was not a people, but a person – a unique prophet, like Moses; the uniquely begotten and uniquely sacrificed “son” of God, like Isaac.
The blessed seed was Jesus, to whom all nations were to be gathered, according to the divine covenant with Abraham.
As a matter of record, people of all nations have been gathered into belief in Jesus.
The moral reign of Jesus Christ is visible all around us, despite all the blood-shed and mayhem wrought by those who would erase God from the history of man.
The Good Shepherd who gave his life for his flock is a figure beloved all over the world.
Christ’s moral reign does not offend anyone but reprobates, no matter what their religion.
Muslims and Hindus accept Jesus as a divine messenger.
Righteous Jews have seen through the calumnies of the Rabbinate and accepted Christ’s moral status.
But there is no people in the world that would accept without a fight the divine right of a Master Race of Jews to rule as overlords of the earth.