THE LAW KEEPERS
December 23, 1999
DETAILED EVIDENCE THAT PROVES
THE REMNANT OF JUDAH
WAS TAKEN INTO CAPTIVITY AND INTO EXILE
DURING THE GRECIAN EMPIRE
AND LONG BEFORE THE EXISTENCE OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE!
THAT BEING SO, THEN
THE MACCABEANS/HASMONEANS WERE EDOMITES,
JC WAS OF THE SEED OF ESAU OR A CONVERT
AND NOT OF THE TRIBE OF JUDAH,
AS THE "NEW TESTAMENT" PROCLAIMS,
THE TALMUD WAS NOT A PRODUCT OF HEBREW ISRAELITES!
"The Lord hath done that which he had devised; he hath fulfilled his word that he had commanded in the days of old: he hath thrown down, and hath not pitied: and he hath caused thine enemy to rejoice over thee, he hath set up the horn of thine adversaries."Lamentations 2:17
"Again the word of the Lord came to me, saying,
"Son of man, behold, they of the house of Israel say, The vision that he seeth is for many days to come, and he prophesieth of the times that are far off.
"Therefore say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; There shall none of my words be prolonged any more, but the word which I have spoken shall be done, saith the Lord GOD."Ezekiel 12:26 - 28
In my undying efforts to Exalt the Most High GOD of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and HIS Book of the Law, it is necessary to negate, debase, and contradict theologies and "cooked books," used by ruling powers, that control and convert people and purposefully lure the whole World to believe a lie. Imperialists and their Christian Missionaries are most guilty of this aggression and offense. And what's worse is that once people embrace Christianity, they are then led to exalt JC and the philosophies of the "New Testament" and believe that this "man" is the fulfillment of the "Old Testament."
The Jewish religion, "Judaism," is another culprit involved in the scheme to deceive, confuse, and misrepresent GOD's Word. Permit me to make something perfectly clear, and that is, belief in the GOD of Israel does not equal belief in "Judaism." But rather belief in the Talmud is belief in Judaism. And because this Talmudic philosophy and theology is written by European Jewish scholars and not by GOD's Prophets, it cannot be accepted that it expresses the original intent of GOD's Law. But rather Judaic theology revises GOD's Law with the changing times. This is not acceptable and is in gross violation of GOD's Law.
The "Jews" of the Grecian/Roman Era have taken the identity of the accursed, scattered, and forgotten Children of Israel and, in doing so, have deceived the entire World. Unfortunately, people accept both of these man-made religions: Judaism and Christianity and their systematic views with no questions asked rather than accept what the All-Mighty GOD of Moses has already established as an everlasting Foundation and Path for genuine Righteousness. By having GOD's Chosen People believe and accept false doctrines and false information, the prosperity, rule, and the times of the Gentiles will last forever. Then, the sufferings and subjugation of the "Dry Bones" will forever remain an issue in limbo. Well, it's time for those who believe in the Most High GOD of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob to change the TIMES and present GOD's Truth.
What people have not done is research the Word of GOD to verify the authenticity of Judaism and the Talmud, and this "new" religion called "Christianity" and its "New Testament" philosophy. In this Message, GOD's Law, HIS Word to HIS Prophets, and historical evidence is presented to prove that Christianity and its White, blue-eyed JC are not only a fabricated tale that's been spun to assist White Powers in their efforts to divide and conquer the World but are also contrived to make Europeans superior to other races. Scripture and historical documentation is presented to discredit and implicate both "Christianity" and "Judaism" as not only being suspect but products of man and not inspirations by GOD.
To clarify the information presented here, please understand that Christianity and Judaism are both religions used by GOD, as you will see, to deceive and corrupt the Truth because of the great Sins of the Nation of Israel who were cursed into captivity for abandoning their GOD and worshipping false images (Deuteronomy 28:64). And because we are still under GOD's Curse, the World is not yet aware that the once scattered Blacks who were enslaved in the four corners of this Earth are in fact the genuine Children of Israel.
"I said, I would scatter them into corners, I would make the remembrance of them to cease from among men:" Deuteronomy 32:26
"Thou shalt be for fuel to the fire; thy blood shall be in the midst of the land; thou shalt be no more remembered: for I the Lord have spoken it." Ezekiel 21:32
However, now, we have reached the "latter days," the time when GOD is permitting knowledge to increase and give all people an opportunity to turn to HIM according to HIS Precepts and Ordinances. But we must quickly take heed and return to the GOD of Israel and HIS Law while there is time.
"Turn, O backsliding children, saith the Lord; for I am married unto you: and I will take you one of a city, and two of a family, and I will bring you to Zion:
"And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding." Jeremiah 3:14,15
By the way, the keeping of GOD's Law is not to be termed a "religion." GOD's Laws, Statutes, and Judgments are lived and done in Truth and make up a genuine, civilized culture and lifestyle for the Nation of Israel and all who observe them. Our Hebrew way of life is in no way a man-made or organized religion. In other words, one cannot affix a man's name to this Hebrew Way of Life because this divine Spirituality came from the Creator, the Most High GOD of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Every aspect of the Hebrew Culture revolves around GOD's Law: from the most "unique" Worship of YIHOVAH to cleanliness, life in GOD's Holy Land, Hebrew education, GOD's instituted Feast Days, the Hebrew diet, dress, and social interactions with fellow Brothers and Sisters, as well as, with the Strangers who join themselves to the Nation of Israel. And because the Children of Israel rejected the GOD of Israel and HIS Law, is the reason for our calamity and expulsion to this day.
It's important to be cognizant of the fact that Gentile powers only exist today because the Nation of Israel, their Kings, Priests, and Prophets committed insane and horrible Sins against the Most High GOD who made an Everlasting Covenant with them to be their GOD forever (Genesis 17:7,8). HIS Promise to HIS Chosen People yet stands, and HE awaits us to return to HIM again. But we must return with a desire to keep ONLY GOD's Law as was previously delineated to HIS Servant, the Prophet Moses, and reject the philosophies of others even though they might sound ever so reasonable and upright. If it's not GOD's Word, then we cannot take the chance of using additional guidance for our already profound Hebrew lifestyle. What would be the purpose, anyway? Would the Most High GOD give us a Law that is lacking? Of course not. What it lacked was Israelites to observe and live it in Righteousness!
Some Israelites falsely believe that we can return home under the influence of books other than GOD's Book of HIS Law. I am not denouncing the use of historical documentation, but I am specifically condemning books such as the Talmud, Jubilees, the Apocrypha, the Maccabees, etc. if they are used for spirituality and for teaching GOD's Word. For Israelites, there is but ONE WAY to teach the Word of GOD and that is through the use of HIS Book of the Law and HIS Word to HIS Prophets. This actually makes sense when you think about it. But Israelites, of all people, for whatever reason, seem to feel that GOD's Book of the Law is not enough for our enlightenment and that these and other books, written during the reign of the Gentiles, will help aid in the understanding of Righteousness, if you will. My conviction is that we must use and live GOD's Law and seek HIM for understanding. Actually, if Our GOD finds our hearts worthy, then HE makes HIS Word forthright and abundantly clear - BLESSED BE HIS HOLY NAME.
We must never forget that The Book of GOD's Law is Perfect and to supplement it with other books could negatively influence our understanding of GOD's Ordinances, Statutes, and Judgments, as indeed they have. Therefore, why jeopardize adding man's ideals to GOD's already profound and Righteous Everlasting Law? The Nation of Israel has been rebellious since our youth, and the Gentile Nations have been even worse. So, why rely on or use religious material that was not sanctioned by Our GOD? Doesn't it suffice us to know that the GOD of Israel demanded the Children of Israel and our kings specifically to live HIS Law forever (Deuteronomy 11th Chapter and II Kings 17:37)? Shouldn't that make us realize that no other books are of any significance?
"And now, Israel, what doth the Lord thy God require of thee, but to fear the Lord thy God, to walk in all his ways and to love thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul,
"To keep the commandments of the Lord, and his statutes, which I command thee this day for thy good?" Deuteronomy 10:12,13
If we accept this Scripture, then why include other books as divine material, that were not written by GOD's Prophets?
"I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the Lord." Psalm 118:17
"Open ye the gates, that the righteous nation which keepeth the truth may enter in.
"With my soul have I desired thee in the night; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek thee early: for when thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness." Isaiah 26:2,9
This Message will hopefully shed light on the nationality of the authors of the above mentioned books, as well as others that were written during the Grecian and Roman Eras and thereafter that they could not have been written by Israelites; they were not there, and another Nation bore their identity!
"Thou [Edom] shouldest not have entered into the gate of my people in the day of their calamity; yea, thou shouldest not have looked on their affliction in the day of their calamity, nor have laid hands on their substance in the day of their calamity;" Obadiah verse 1,13
Both the Ten Tribes of Israel and Judah were taken into captivity to serve the Gentiles for worshipping false gods, forsaking the GOD of Israel, and for despising HIS Law.
"And they shall know that I am the Lord, and that I have not said in vain that I would do this evil unto them.
"Thus saith the Lord GOD; Smite with thine hand, and stamp with thy foot, and say, Alas for all the evil abominations of the house of Israel! For they shall fall by the sword, by the famine, and by the pestilence.
"He that is far off shall die of the pestilence; and he that is near shall fall by the sword; and he that remaineth and is besieged shall die by the famine: thus will I accomplish my fury upon them." Ezekiel 6:10 - 12
"Now is the end come upon thee, and I will send mine anger upon thee, and will judge thee according to thy ways, and will judge thee according to thy ways, and will recompense upon thee all thine abominations.
"An end is come, the end is come: it watcheth for thee; behold, it is come.
"The morning is come unto thee, O thou that dwellest in the land: the time is come, the day of trouble is near, and not the sounding again of the mountains.
"And mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity: I will recompense thee according to thy ways and thine abominations that are in the midst of thee; and ye shall know that I am the Lord that smiteth." Ezekiel 7:3,6,7,9
Yet some folks might still say, "Well, so what if these books weren't written by Israelites; the information has merit and is about living righteously." Let us not forget that all of Israel's leaders must come from the Seed of Jacob, i.e., "from the midst of thee, of thy brethren" (Deuteronomy 18:15), and they must come with GOD's Law (Isaiah 8:20). Therefore, we cannot accept the works of people who are not Israelites. And just to clarify the matter, we cannot use books written by Israelites to teach GOD's Spirituality, either. Again, what would be the purpose when Our Merciful GOD has already left us HIS Law?
And it pains me to hear of my people observing the Holy Days designated on the European Jewish calendar that sets its dates according to the dark side of the moon rather than the Sighting of the "New Moon." One reason why GOD said that our Prophets should proceed from our Brethren is because if that Brother is living righteously, then he will be guided by YIHOVAH to lead us accordingly. Why should we ask Our GOD to reveal Truth to us if we refuse to use this knowledge for enlightenment to better serve HIM according to HIS guidelines? It is incumbent upon every Israelite truly seeking to follow YIHOVAH in Righteousness to be concerned with worshipping HIM with ONE CONSENT as written in HIS Word. Our GOD takes us slowly, one step at a time, and provides us with wisdom as we become worthy and ready to accept it. To reject knowledge and/or dismiss the facts is not wisdom. These are the latter days, and we must immediately disseminate and apply this knowledge as GOD reveals it to us so as to prepare ourselves to Exalt the True and Living GOD of Abraham and HIS Truth.
"This people have I formed for myself; they shall show forth my praise."
"And he said, It is a light thing that thou shouldest be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved of Israel: I will also give thee for a light to the Gentiles, that thou mayest be my salvation unto the end of the earth." Isaiah 49:6
"And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem." Isaiah 2:3
Before reading the evidence that places all twelve tribes in exile and in captivity at the time of the Grecian and Roman Empires, please focus on the prophecies of GOD's Judgments and the dates that GOD's Prophets prophesied about Judah's imminent captivity. This is not only very important, but it's key to your understanding all the facts presented in this Message. Some historical data may vary slightly in regards to the years the Prophets of the "Old Testament" revealed GOD's Word, but from my research, I have found that the variations from one historian/author to another are minimal.
It is also worth noting at this time that just as GOD promised, after the 70 year Babylonian captivity, Judahites were permitted to return to their homeland. Albeit because of Judah's continued sins against the GOD of Israel, they were yet under the control of Gentiles (Persia) even at that time and were eventually removed from the land altogether.
"&O my God, I am ashamed and blush to lift up my face to thee, my God: for our iniquities are increased over our head, and our trespass is grown up unto the heavens.
[The House of the Lord was burned with fire, the walls of Jerusalem were broken down, and Zedekiah, the last King of Judah, was taken to Babylon (Jeremiah 52nd Chapter.]
"Since the days of our fathers have we been in a great trespass unto this day; and for our iniquities have we, our kings, and our priests, been delivered into the hand of the kings of the lands, to the sword, to captivity, and to a spoil, and to confusion of face, as it is this day.
"And now for a little space grace hath been shewed from the Lord our God, to leave us a remnant to escape, and to give us a nail in his holy place, that our God may lighten our eyes, and give us a little reviving in our bondage.
"For we were bondmen; yet our God hath extended mercy unto us in the sight of the kings of Persia, to give us a reviving, to set up the house of our God, and to repair the desolations thereof, and to give us a wall in Judah and in Jerusalem.
"And now, O our God, what shall we say after this? For we have forsaken thy commandments."
"These are the children of the province, that went up out of the captivity, of those that had been carried away, whom Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon had carried away, and came again to Jerusalem and to Judah, every one unto his city;" Nehemiah 7:6
"Now therefore, our God, the great, the mighty, and the terrible God, who keepest covenant and mercy, let not all the trouble seem little before thee, that hath come upon us, on our kings, on our princes, and on our priests, and on our prophets, and on our fathers, and on all thy people, since the time of the kings of Assyria unto this day.
"Howbeit thou art just in all that is brought upon us; for thou hast done right, but we have done wickedly:
"Behold, we are servants this day, and for the land that thou gavest unto our fathers to eat the fruit thereof and the good thereof, behold, we are servants in it:
"And it yieldeth much increase unto the kings whom thou hast set over us because of our sins: also they have dominion over our bodies, and over our cattle, at their pleasure, and we are in great distress." Nehemiah 9:32,33,36,37
However, not all returned, hence, it would appear that they preferred to remain in Babylon. And the few who did resume life in Israel, did not keep GOD's Law, as Nehemiah admits. Also, see Nehemiah 13th Chapter.
The following is information that you might find helpful as you read and do further research on your own:
Isaiah prophesied around 701 to 689 B.C.E. (Assyrian Invasion and Hezekiah's Reign)
Jeremiah prophesied around 640 to 586 B.C.E. (At the time of Josiah, Babylonian Captivity, and the Fall of Jerusalem)
Joel prophesied around 605 to 587 B.C.E. (Babylonian Captivity and Fall of Jerusalem)
Ezekiel prophesied around 597 to 586 B.C.E. (2nd captivity and Fall of Jerusalem in 586 BCE)
Obadiah prophesied around 587 B.C.E. (the Fall of Jerusalem)
Ezra - 538 to 444 B.C.E .(1st return to Jerusalem)
Nehemiah - 444 to 425 B.C.E. (Nehemiah's return to Jerusalem in 444)
Given the above dates, we know for a fact that the GOD of Israel ceased to send messages to HIS Servants the Prophets during the Grecian reign (334 B.C.E. to 64 B.C.E.) . But just in case there is any doubt about that, please read the following Scripture that provides more than enough proof to support this certainty:
"For Jerusalem is ruined, and Judah is fallen: because their tongue and their doings are against the Lord, to provoke the eyes of his glory." Isaiah 3:8
"Judah is gone into captivity because of affliction, and because of great servitude: she dwelleth among the heathen, she findeth no rest: all her persecutors overtook her between the straits.
"Her adversaries are the chief, her enemies prosper; for the Lord hath afflicted her for the multitude of her transgressions: her children are gone into captivity before the enemy." Lamentations 1:3,5
"Her gates are sunk into the ground; he hath destroyed and broken her bars: her king and her princes are among the Gentiles: the law is no more; her prophets also find no vision from the Lord." Lamentations 2:9
"We have transgressed and have rebelled: thou hast not pardoned.
"Thou has covered thyself with a cloud, that our prayer should not pass through." Lamentations 3:42,44
"But thou has utterly rejected us; thou art very wroth against us." Lamentations 5:22
"Therefore night shall be unto you, that ye shall not have a vision: and it shall be dark unto you, that ye shall not divine; and the sun shall go down over the prophets, and the day shall be dark over them.
"Then shall the seers be ashamed, and the diviners confounded: yea, they shall all cover their lips; for there is no answer of God." Micah 3:6,7
"The children also of Judah and the children of Jerusalem have ye sold unto the Grecians, that ye might remove them far from their border."
"Son of man, what is that proverb that ye have in the land of Israel, saying, The days are prolonged, and every vision faileth?
"Tell them therefore, Thus saith the Lord GOD; I will make this proverb to cease, and they shall no more use it as a proverb in Israel; but say unto them, The days are at hand, and the effect of every vision.
"For I am the Lord: I will speak, and the word that I shall speak shall come to pass; it shall be no more prolonged: for in your days, O rebellious house, will I say the word, and will perform it, saith the Lord GOD.
"Son of man, behold, they of the house of Israel say, The vision that he seeth is for many days to come, and he prophesieth of the times that are far off.
"Therefore say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; There shall none of my words be prolonged any more, but the word which I have spoken shall be done, saith the Lord GOD." Ezekiel 12:25,27,28
"They shall go with their flocks and with their herds to seek the Lord; but they shall not find him; he hath withdrawn himself from them." Hosea 5:6
"The virgin of Israel is fallen; she shall no more rise: she is forsaken upon her land; there is none to raise her up." Amos 5:2
"That Hanani, one of my brethren, came, he and certain men of Judah; and I asked them concerning the Jews that had escaped, which were left of the captivity, and concerning Jerusalem.
"And they said unto me, The remnant that are left of the captivity there in the province are in great affliction and reproach: the wall of Jerusalem also is broken down, and the gates thereof are burned with fire." Nehemiah 1:2,3
"Yet now our flesh is as the flesh of our brethren, our children as their children: and, lo, we bring into bondage our sons and our daughters to be servants, and some of our daughters are brought unto bondage already: neither is it in our power to redeem them; for other men have our lands and vineyards."
No where in the Books of Ezra or Nehemiah does GOD speak to them. Could it be because the World of the Gentiles had already taken root and had begun to flourish and prosper and usurp Israel's land just so they, at GOD's Command, could successfully render swift justice and captivity upon GOD's rebellious People? Obviously, there were two captivities to take place: the one to Ancient Babylon and the other after the days of Nehemiah when the Grecians removed Judah far from their border (Joel 3:6).
According to Scripture, GOD's Judgments and curses were swift, deadly, and wasted no time being fulfilled:
"In vain have I smitten your children; they received no correction: your own sword hath devoured your prophets, like a destroying lion." Jeremiah 2:30
"O Lord, are not thine eyes upon the truth? Thou hast stricken them, but they have not grieved; thou has consumed them, but they have refused to receive correction: they have made their faces harder than a rock; they have refused to return." Jeremiah 5:3
"I will scatter them also among the heathen, whom neither they nor their fathers have known: and I will send a sword after them, till I have consumed them." Jeremiah 9:16
"The morning is come unto thee, O thou that dwellest in the land the time is come, the day of trouble is near, and not the sounding again of the mountains.
"Now will I shortly pour out my fury upon thee, and accomplish mine anger upon thee: and I will judge thee according to thy ways, and will recompense thee for all thine abominations.
"They shall cast their silver in the streets, and their gold shall be removed: their silver and their gold shall not be able to deliver them in the day of the wrath of the Lord: they shall not satisfy their souls, neither fill their bowels: because it is the stumbling block of their iniquity.
"And I will give it into the hands of the strangers for a prey, and to the wicked of the earth for a spoil; and they shall pollute it.
"My face will I turn also from them, and they shall pollute my secret place: for the robbers shall enter into it, and defile it.
"Wherefore I will bring the worst of the heathen, and they shall possess their houses: I will also make the pomp of the strong to cease; and their holy places shall be defiled.
"Mischief shall come upon mischief, and rumor shall be upon rumor; then shall they seek a vision of the prophet; but the law shall perish from the priest, and counsel from the ancients." Ezekiel 7:7,8,19,21,22,24,26
Now, would be a good time to ask, "When did GOD cease to send Messages to HIS People via HIS Servants the Prophets?" And "What was the state of affairs of the Children of Israel during these periods?"
If all twelve tribes were fulfilling prophecy to go into captivity and under the control of the Gentiles (of which there is no doubt), then why would GOD continue to send Messages to HIS Prophets? Think! What would be the purpose?
"Thou has covered thyself with a cloud, that our prayer should not pass through." Lamentations 3:44
"Our inheritance is turned to strangers, our houses to aliens." Lamentations 5:2
The key Scripture that I wish to call most attention to is Jeremiah 16:9, Ezekiel 12:22 - 28, and Joel 3:6. Jeremiah is making it quite clear that GOD's condemnation will fall upon the Judahites "in your days" because they had forsaken GOD and served other gods. Ezekiel is telling Judah that they are mistaken if they think GOD's Judgment is prolonged or think that the vision is for many days to come. GOD also tells Ezekiel to tell Judah that HIS Judgment will take place "in your days, O rebellious house&" And sure enough history records that during the days of the Prophets Jeremiah and Ezekiel and the Judahites, they were indeed under Gentile aggression and invasion. Of that, there is absolutely no question. Joel wrote about the fact that Judah had already been sold unto the Grecians. GOD did not lie. HIS punishment was swift and severe.
Hence, those who believe that the wealthy and prosperous Maccabees were the Seed of Judah must also believe that GOD allowed this Tribe to return to the land, occupy Jerusalem, and write religious books. I don't think so; I know better. Don't let us be found guilty also of taking another man's identity. The acts of the "Jews" who lived at 300 B.C.E. in no way even parallel the behavior and the culture of the Children of Israel. These Maccabees were not the Seed of Judah!
Consider another very important factor. In order for Edom to attempt to reclaim his birthright, it had to be in the absence of Jacob; wouldn't you think?
"The vision of Obadiah. Thus saith the Lord GOD concerning Edom;
"Shall I not in that day, saith the Lord, even destroy the wise men out of Edom, and understanding out of the mount of Esau?
"And thy mighty men, O Teman, shall be dismayed, to the end that every one of the mount of Esau may be cut off by slaughter.
"For thy violence against thy brother Jacob shame shall cover thee, and thou shalt be cut off for ever. Obadiah
If I were to steal someone's identity, I certainly would not be able to do so and maintain it in the face of the actual individual for any long period of time. That wouldn't be too wise of me in view of all the evidence that could surface and disprove my claim, right? Hence, Judah was not there!
"In the day that thou stoodest on the other side, in the day that the strangers carried away captive his forces, and foreigners entered into his gates, and cast lots upon Jerusalem, even thou was as one of them.
"But thou shouldest not have looked on the day of thy brother in the day that he became a stranger; neither shouldest thou have rejoiced over the children of Judah in the day of their destruction; neither shouldest thou have spoken proudly in the day of distress.
"Thou shouldest not have entered into the gate of my people in the day of their calamity; yea, thou shouldest not have looked on their affliction in the day of their calamity, nor have laid hands on their substance in the day of their calamity;
"Neither shouldest thou have stood in the crossway, to cut off those of his that did escape; neither shouldest thou have delivered up those of his that did remain in the day of distress." Obadiah 14
There is only one time in history that Edom could have carried out this conspiracy. Since it's not written anywhere in the Scriptures that this particular incident took place while Israel occupied the land and given all the clues in Obadiah's prophecy, then Edom had to have taken Judah's identity when they were being TAKEN FROM THE LAND by their captors!
Biblical evidence shows that the last thing on the minds of the Remnant of Judah was to keep GOD's Law and acknowledge HIM as their GOD. Israel and Judah both had worshipping false gods on their brains which was the very reason for their/our captivity. Hence, it is highly unlikely that the people calling themselves Jews during this (Grecian and Roman) Era were the Seed of Jacob, as these Edomites/Maccabeans focused on identifying with the GOD of Israel, albeit with much irreverence, and were hell bent on being Greek in culture and nature.
Russel Shorto is quite blunt and informative in his book Gospel Truth concerning the Jews of the the Greek Age and their adoption of "Greekness."
"In the centuries after Alexander's conquest of Palestine, hellenism gathered strength among the Jews. Cities on the Greek style sprang up. This evident today at archaeological sites from Dan to Beersheba: Greek theaters for watching Greek plays, Greek columns for holding up Greek buildings.
"So, yes, even many Jews - the fiercely independent Jews - succumbed to Greekness. You wouldn't realize this from reading traditional biblical scholarship, which erected a wall between Palestine and the wider Mediterranean world. As Burton Mack writes, 'Hellenistic influence has been downplayed by scholars in the interest of buttressing the picture of Jesus appearing in the midst of a thoroughly Jewish culture. Unfortunately for this view, archaeological evidence of hellenization in Galilee continues to increase.' And not only in Galilee but in Judea, Samaria, and the Decapolis as well. The Jewish world in which Jesus lived was awash in hellenism, and contemporary biblical scholars are find its influence everywhere - including, ultimately, in the historical Jesus.
"&Another meeting of wise men is taking place. The participants are all Jews of the Diaspora, Jews whose forebears left the homeland and forged new identities in the major cities of the Greek world. They have kept some ties to Jerusalem, but the most basic one, the Hebrew language, they have all but lost." Page 68
It just doesn't fit! The interests of the Maccabeans and the history of the stiffnecked, Biblical Israelites just do not relate to each other. We are literally comparing apples and oranges when studying these two groups. Another piece of the puzzle that cannot find a place among the genuine Israelites is the use of "synagogues." Israelites didn't want to worship in GOD's Holy Temple and much less some synagogue to serve HIM because they were too busy profaning GOD's Holy Name with their sacrifices to their idols. Now, all of a sudden, lightning strikes twelve and they want to worship GOD in synagogues and read the Talmud to boot?! Puhlease! Read the following Scripture about rebellious Israel and see if this notion holds merit:
"Remember, and forget not, how thou provokedst the Lord thy God to wrath in the wilderness: from the day that thou didst depart out of the land of Egypt, until ye came unto this place, ye have been rebellious against the Lord." Deuteronomy 9:7
"We lie down in our shame, and our confusion covereth us: for we have sinned against the Lord our God, we and our fathers, from our youth even unto this day, and have not obeyed the voice of the Lord our God." Jeremiah 3:25
"I spake unto thee in thy prosperity; but thou saidst, I will not hear. This hath been thy manner from thy youth, that thou obeyedst not my voice.
"The wind shall eat up all thy pastors, and thy lovers shall go into captivity: surely then shalt thou be ashamed and confounded for all thy wickedness." Jeremiah 22:21,22
"And she [Jerusalem] hath changed my judgments into wickedness more than the nations, and my statutes more than the countries that are round about her: for they have refused judgments and my statutes, they have not walked in them.
"Wherefore, as I live, saith the Lord GOD; Surely, because thou hast defiled my sanctuary with all thy detestable things, and with all thine abominations, therefore will I also diminish thee; neither shall mine eye spare neither will I have any pity." Ezekiel 5:6,11
If you want to learn about the Truth concerning the background of People and the credibility of their theologies, then don't look for integrity and honesty within their philosophies and their books. Look for evidence of their authenticity and legitimacy in the period of history in which they lived and weigh this data against every source of information available. The following is to help you with understanding the period after Nehemiah: the reign of the Gentiles at that time and the identity of those groups calling themselves "Jews," the Seed of Jacob:
The Medio-Persian Empire: 539 - 330 B.C.E.
The Grecian (Macedonian, Seleucid, Hellenistic) Empire: 334 - 64 B.C.E.
The Roman Empire: 27 B.C.E - 565 C.E.
INCLUSION OF HISTORICAL DOCUMENTATION
So writes Elias J. Bickerman, author of The Jews in the Greek Age about the "synagogue:"
"We have noted that as early as the middle of the third century B.C.E. houses of prayer existed even in the villages of Ptolemaic Egypt. And despite the fact that no evidence about prayer houses outside Egypt in the pre-Maccabean period has yet come to light, it is difficult to believe that in Antioch, for instance, where a synagogue is attested around 150 B.C.E., none had existed a century before." Page 241,242
Humph, I guess not. Judah didn't use them, and Edom was too busy getting forged documents together at that time to be involved in establishing one. I might add that just as alien was the "synagogue" to Judah was also the word "Rabbi."
"Despite much theorizing, when and how the synagogue emerged is not known. Synagogue buildings existed in Egypt and Palestine in the last three centuries BC. Long before the destruction of the Temple (AD 70), the synagogues of Palestine and the Diaspora were the functioning centers of Judaism and were used by the PHARISEES and their successors, the rabbis (see RABBI), to create a unified and informed Jewish community." Grolier's Encyclopedia
I quite understand why there is little information on "when and how the synagogue emerged." It's all about confusing the facts dealing with who's really who of the Seed of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Funny how there is no question concerning when and how the very first church emerged. Hmmm. Whatever, if you will recall, GOD stated that HIS Chosen People would serve false gods (Deuteronomy 28:64) in their enemies' lands. GOD did not lie! The European Jews have been using the Name of the GOD of Israel since before the first century B.C.E., and they have "migrated" - not taken by captors, but MIGRATED to wherever they decided to live and prosper - and have they ever! Just another conflicting scenario regarding who's who and what's what with the biological Israelites who were cursed to serve their enemies and be the tail, byword, and proverb in the four corners of this Earth. To be sure, those who know nothing about Black Hebrew Israelites can tell you who runs the banks, owns the newspapers, runs Wall Street, the Diamond District, and dictates to the United States, etc., etc. It ain't the Chinese; that's for sure!
"The Sanhedrin was the highest Jewish tribunal during the period of Greek and Roman rule over Palestine. The composition and functions of the Sanhedrin are the subject of scholarly debate because Talmudic and Greek sources differ in their accounts of the institution. According to the former, it was a council of 71 sages whose chief function was the interpretation of Jewish law, with some political and judicial duties. Hellenistic sources, on the other hand, describe the Sanhedrin as having substantial political and judicial authority, as being composed primarily of the priestly, aristocratic SADDUCEES (with some influential PHARISEES), and as being presided over by the high priest. Some scholars have suggested that two Sanhedrins existed, one religious and one civil."
"The Sadducees were a Jewish religious sect that flourished from about 200 BC until the fall of Jerusalem in AD 70. A priestly and aristocratic group, the Sadducees owed their power to political alliance with the Romans, who ruled their land. They opposed the use of Oral Law by the PHARISEES and held only to the Pentateuch (the first five books of the Old Testament). They also differed with the Pharisees on many theological tenets: for example, they did not believe in resurrection and the immortality of the soul. According to the New Testament, the Sadducees played a leading role in the trial and condemnation of Jesus.
"The Pharisees were a major Jewish sect from the 2d century BC to the 2d century AD. The seeds of Pharisaism were planted during the Babylonian Captivity (587-536 BC), and a clearly defined party emerged during the revolt of the MACCABEES (167-165 BC) against the Seleucid rulers of Syria-Palestine. The origin of the name Pharisees is uncertain; one suggestion renders it as "those separated," meaning separation from impurity and defilement. The name first appeared during the reign of John Hyrcanus (135-105 BC), whom the Pharisees opposed because of his assumption of both the royal and high-priestly titles and because of the general secularism of the court. Grolier's Encyclopedia
I beg to differ with Mr. Grolier with his assertion that "The seeds of Pharisaism were planted during the Babylonian Captivity (587-536 BC). Although many of the Israelites who returned from Babylon rejected GOD's Law, there is no record of their embracing Pharisaic theology in the Books of Ezra or Nehemiah, and there is no record of their even thinking about embracing it either.
"The remarkable fact, however, is that Jewish exegetes seem never to have known a historical tradition independent of the Bible. While the Jews of the Hellenistic age could still obtain some information concerning the last Babylonian king, Nabonidus, who is not mentioned in Scripture, they apparently preserved no written or oral memory, for example, about the fall of Jerusalem, except the brief and dry report in the Bible." Page 179 of The Jews in the Greek Age
I am not one bit surprised! If I were disguising myself as someone else, I would conveniently forget obvious facts and misplace documents of certain periods in history, as well! It's called "covering your behind!" to put it nicely.
"Rabbi (Hebrew for "my master") is the title given recognized Jewish religious teachers, sages, and leaders. Originally a form of respectful address, it became a formal title in the 1st century AD for those authorized by their teachers--after an examination on Scripture and the law--to interpret and expound the Jewish law." Grolier's Encyclopedia
It should also be noted that many people were converting to "Judaism," i.e., calling themselves Jews during the Grecian and Roman Empires and Middle Ages, when in fact they were Europeans. And it's difficult to know whether these folks were Edomites, Greek, Romans, Khazars (some identify them as also coming from Hungary), or other descendants of Japheth within the 350 years before the so-called coming of JC, and the years thereafter. By the way, Ashkenaz (or spelled Ashchenaz) is a descendant of Japheth (the European Nations) - not Shem! Therefore, "European" Jews are properly designated as such. And no amount of extreme and pious conversion can make a "European" a "Shemite." A "Stranger" is termed a "Stranger" and can never become a biological Israelite from the Seed of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
I used to wonder why on Earth "Israelites" would translate the Torah from Hebrew to Greek. I stopped wondering a long time ago when I realized that those responsible for doing so were not Israelites.
"The Septuagint, commonly designated LXX, is the oldest Greek version of the Old Testament of the BIBLE, the title "seventy" referring to the tradition that it was the work of 70 translators (or 72 in some traditions). The translation was made from the Hebrew Bible by Hellenistic Jews during the period 275-100 BC at Alexandria." Grolier's Encyclopedia
It should be noted that the "Jews" later rejected the Septuagint and started doing their own religious writings about Scripture to rival this "piece of work" for Jews in the Diaspora. The Septuagint later became a Greek Bible only for the church.
Again, check out those dates! We are faced with the same period following the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem and the taking of Judah into exile under the Gentiles. During 275-100 B.C., the so-called Jews of this period were a very influential and powerful people before 70 A.D. Their status resembled nothing of the curse that fell upon Judah.
"&the Jews of the Selucid Empire were proud of their military exploits in the service of their pagan overlord. II Maccabees (8:20) boldly ascribes to Jewish troops the glory of the most famous Seleucid victory, the defeat of the Gauls (who had invaded Asia Minor) by Antiochus I in 275 B.C.E." Page 93 of Jews in the Greek Age
Notice how the author said "proud of their military exploits." He didn't say anything about these people being the tail and their enemies the head (Deuteronomy 28th Chapter). Hmmm.
THE SO-CALLED PRIESTS OF THE GRECIAN AND ROMAN ERA: THE "ZADOKITES"
"But the priests the Levites, the sons of Zadok, that kept the charge of my sanctuary when the children of Israel went astray from me, they shall come near to me to minister unto me, and they shall stand before me to offer unto me the fat and the blood, saith the Lord GOD:" Ezekiel 44:15
Were the priests of the Grecian/Roman Era of the Seed of Zadok? From all indications, they couldn't have been. However, the real sons of Zadok will again serve YIHOVAH in HIS future Temple. For sure, these Priests of Levi went into captivity just like the other Tribes of Israel. But just as the Holy ONE is preserving a Righteous Remnant and the Seed of King David, HE is also preserving the Seed of the sons of Zadok to once again serve HIM in HIS Holy Temple. You can bet on it!
"Yet will I leave a remnant, that ye may have some that shall escape the sword among the nations, when ye shall be scattered through the countries.
"And they that escape of you shall remember me among the nations whither they shall be carried captives, because I am broken with their whorish heart, which hath departed from me, and with their eyes, which go a whoring after their idols: and they shall loathe themselves for the evils which they have committed in all their abominations." Ezekiel 6:8,9
My point is also that as late as the period of Ezra and Nehemiah, the genealogy of priests was still very carefully scrutinized:
"And of the children of the priests: the children of Habaiah, the children of Koz, the children of Barzillai; which took a wife of the daughters of Barzillai the Gileadite, and was called after their name:
"These sought their register among those that were reckoned by genealogy, but they were not found: therefore were they, as polluted, put from the priesthood." Ezra 2:61,62
And had any of their names been Maccabee or Hasmon, then they also would have been denied the priesthood. Neither of these names can be found in the Bible.
Randall Price in his book, Secrets of the Dead Sea Scrolls, provides us with information that would cause us to question the so-called Zadokites who lived at the time of the Essenes and the Sadducees.
"Because the Sadducees differed from the Essenes in various areas of belief and practice, it is unlikely that they could be identified with the Qumran community. However, if both the Essenes and the Sadducees had the same priestly origins-that is, from the line of Zadok-they might still exhibit many areas of agreement on legal matters while remaining separate groups. Alternately, it could be possible that neither belonged to the line of Zadok but simply called themselves Zadokites as a term for and a claim to priestly legitimacy." Pages 109,110
More very interesting information found in the Gospel Truth by Russell Shorto provides much food for thought, as well.
"Following their momentous victory against the Greek-Syrian tyranny, the family of Mattathias became hereditary rulers of Palestine. Instead of leading a renaissance of Jewish tradition, as one might expect, the Hasmoneans, as they became known, soon adopted many of the very hellenistic ways they had bravely fought against; they too became intoxicated by Greekness. They strengthened ties with Rome, and even with Antiochus' son&
"Most ominously, in 152 B.C.E. Jonathan Maccabeus appointed himself high priest of the Temple." Page 76
"One of the many outrages committed by Antiochus was his breaking of the Zadokite succession when, in 175 B.C.E., he installed one of his henchmen as high priest.
"&But as the Maccabees consolidated their power, they found that the office of high priest was so potent they couldn't afford to give it away. They decided instead to institute a new priestly bloodline: their own." Page 77
"The Romans kept the Hasmoneans nominally in power. Most importantly, the family retained control of the Temple priesthood. Then in 40 B.C.E. a conniving Idumean half-Jew, a commoner who had insinuated himself into the dynasty, befriended the powerful Roman general Marc Antony and traveled with him to Rome, where he prostrated himself before Caesar and the Senate, put forth the case that he was the best man to drag the feral Jewish race into civilized vassaldom, and emerged with as much power as a Jew could expect under Roman rule, and coveted title: King Herod." Page 86
Awww, but read what Bickerman has to say about a, supposedly, High Priest sitting in the position of a Zadokite:
"&the memory of the Zadokite pontificates soon faded in Maccabean and Roman Jerusalem. Josephus is already ignorant of the exact history of the Zadokite dynasty in the postbiblical period. He draws on two versions of a list of those who followed the High Priest Joshua, who served under Darious I. Josephus begins his list with a Jaddua who was a contemporary of Alexander the Great, but who is identified by Josephus with the Jaddua in the list of Nehemiah 12:10, who held office around 400 B.C.E. On the other hand, at the end of Josephus' list the apostate High Priest Menelaos, who was not even a Zadokite, appears as a brother of Onias, the last legitimate High Priest. As falsification benefited the Hasmoneans, who had supplanted the legitimate line in 153 B.C.E., it is probable that Josephus here followed a Hasmonean list."
"&Simon II [from a list of High Priests around the period 153 B.C.E.] was enshrined in Pharisaic tradition and afterward in rabbinic tradition as well. The Pharisees first appear in history toward the end of the second century B.C.E., but it is not until about a century later that, in the fashion in which the Greeks noted the succession of masters within a philosophical school, the Pharisees constructed a genealogy of the masters of their school in the form of a chain of tradition that linked them to the biblical age. They made it clear that the deposit of faith given to Moses on Sinai had been handed down ultimately to Hillel and Shammaj - not to Sadducees, or to the Essenes, or to the sectarians of the Dead Sea." Page 145
So, the Pharisees construct a genealogy that goes all the way back to the biblical age just so they can get Mr. Hillel to change GOD's Law to one that meets their approval. BRUTHUH! Not only did these people have power and authority, but they had too much of it.
Now, if that doesn't open up a can of worms, nothing will! However, my question is if these so-called High Priests of the Maccabeans were in fact the Seed of Judah, and if Nehemiah and those other Judahites acknowledged GOD's Law (Nehemiah 8th Chapter), then why didn't the Maccabeans do so, as well, rather than embrace the Pharisaic tradition? The only answer to this question could be that the so-called Maccabean High Priests were none other than Edomites and not Judahites.
"The hellenization of Palestine came to a climax in 175 B.C.E., when the grecophile high priest Jason formally declared Jerusalem a Greek city, which he called Antioch-at-Jerusalem, and founded a gymnasium there. Now, a gymnasium of the hellenistic age was not merely a sports center but a place for indoctrinating young men of the Empire into Greek culture. At the gymnasium, would-be gentlemen of the important cities studied philosophy, rhetoric, and of course the Greek language, focusing on Homer." Page 72 in Shorto's book entitled Gospel Truth.
More shenanigans by so-called High Priests of the Most High GOD?! Would the Seed of Zadok really do such a trespass as this?!
Another thing; it is highly unlikely that the genuine sons of Zadok would minister to GOD in a Temple built by Herod and one that would be so wickedly influenced by Gentiles. Actually, this is so far fetched that only the truly gullible and foolish would accept this as Truth. You don't really believe that GOD would have an Edomite, that HE hates (Malachi 1:2,3), to build HIS Temple, when HE rejected King David's offer to do so, when he was a man after HIS own heart (I Samuel 13:14)? Come on, My People, think!
"Although the old priest [Mattathias] died in the following year, 166 B.C., he bequeathed the cause to his five brave sons. The rebels chose the third son, Judas, as the new leader.
"While the late Mattathias and his sons bore the family designation of Hasmonaeans, this newer head of the clan received the surname of Maccabaeus, which was soon transferred to other members of the group." This information comes from a book entitled Reader's Digest Story of the Bible World. Page 110
Here we find that people took on the surname "Maccabaeus," and from doing so, we can imagine who all became so-called Priests of the Tribe of Levi.
At this point, it should be obvious that any number of people and/or groups were using the name of the sons of Levi and exploiting GOD's Truth and profaning HIS Holy Name. Please believe me, the Nation of Israel, GOD's Chosen People, were not there but were long gone into captivity under the Gentiles at this time. Those who know Scripture, please bear in mind the above considerations.
Understanding The Dead Sea Scrolls by Hershel Shanks is another very interesting book that provides more information in the research of the events that took place during the Grecian and Roman periods:
"As matters turned out, however, the Hasmoneans brought not a return to orthodoxy but increased Hellenization. Even Judas himself signed a treaty of friendship with the Roman Senate and employed partly Hellenized Jews as his ambassadors. Finally, in 152 B.C., Jonathan had himself appointed Hight Priest - another usurpation; for many Jews this act was a great provocation and the strongest reason for abhoring the Hasmoneans.
"According to the Palestinian theory of Essene origins, it was in this atmosphere that the Essene movement began. Jews, disgusted with what they believed to be the pollution of their ancestral religion and revolted by usurpation of the High Priesthood by non-Zadokites, rallied behand a man they called Moreh Tzedek, the Teacher of Righteousness. No doubt the Teacher of Righteousness was of the Zadokite line, a legitimate claimant to the title of High Priest. He was opposed, however, by the Wicked Priest who ruled illegitimately in Jerusalem." Page 80
"A third part of thee shall die with the pestilence, and with famine shall they be consumed in the midst of thee: and a third part shall fall by the sword round about thee; and I will scatter a third part into all the winds, and I will draw out a sword after them.
Three-thirds equals a whole; the whole of all twelve Tribes of Israel went into captivity before the coming of the Maccabees and during the Grecian reign. Therefore, those folks calling themselves "Jews" in the land of Israel during the Roman Empire were not Hebrew Israelites. And JC was anything but from the Seed of King David. Hence, there is no basis for calling JC the "Son of GOD" and absolutely no Truth to the "New Testament." By the way, if the "NT" can (falsely though it may be) trace JC's lineage down to King David, then that all the more proves he was of the seed of man and not GOD, as some people really and truly believe - believe it or not! The more I think about it, the more I realize that the folks who conjured up this tale weren't too bright. They should have done their homework and should have worn their thinking caps while establishing this ill-advised conspiracy. Ill-advised though it was, it worked; but only because it was supposed to be successful in causing the true Israelites to be forgotten and to be taken captive into their enemies' lands.
"Thus shall mine anger be accomplished, and I will cause my fury to rest upon them, and I will be comforted: and they shall know that I the Lord have spoken it in my zeal, when I have accomplished my fury in them.
"Moreover I will make thee waste, and a reproach among the nations that are round about thee, in the sight of all that pass by." Ezekiel 5:12 - 14
"The yoke of my transgressions is bound by his hand: they are wreathed, and come up upon my neck: he hath made my strength to fall, the Lord hath delivered me into their hands, from whom I am not able to rise up.
"The Lord hath trodden under foot all my mighty men in the midst of me: he hath called an assembly against me to crush my young men: the Lord hath trodden the virgin, the daughter of Judah, as in a winepress.
"For these things I weep; mine eye, mine eye runneth down with water, because the comforter that should relieve my song is far from me: my children are desolate, because the enemy prevailed.
"Zion spreadeth forth her hands, and there is none to comfort her: the Lord hath commanded concerning Jacob, that his adversaries should be round about him: Jerusalem is as a menstrous woman among them." Lamentations 1:14 - 17
"Behold the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord:
"And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the Lord, and shall not find it.
"In that day shall the fair virgins and young men faint for thirst.
"They that swear by the sin of Samaria, and say, Thy God, O Dan, liveth; and, The manner of Beer-sheba liveth; even they shall fall, and never rise up again." Amos 8:11 - 14
Please do not assume that GOD put Judah into the hands of the enemy during the days of Nehemiah and removed the curse during the Grecian/Roman Era and then, again, cast them back into exile in 70 A.D. This couldn't be further from the Truth and makes no sense whatsoever! To accept this series of events is to dismiss important documentation and essential Scripture that clearly does not place Judah in Israel and empowered during the Grecian period. Again, please consider all the Scriptural information and all the historical facts submitted in this Message.
THE BOOKS OF THE MACCABEES
I Maccabees was written around 110 B.C.E. and is about resistance against the Seleucid forces.
II Maccabees was written prior to 63 B.C.E. and outlines an earlier work by Jason and Cyrene.
III Maccabees was written around 50 B.C.E. and concerns the persecution of the Egyptian Jews.
IV Maccabees was written around 25 A.D. and is about the philosophical discussion of the primary of reason, governed by religious laws, over passion.
It's very important to know that the contents of these Maccabean Books and the Talmud in no way even parallel the Books that contain "Thus Saith the Lord." But on the contrary, the Books of the Maccabees are about Hasmonean struggles, and the Talmud is merely about European Jews changing GOD's Ordinances for their own self-serving ideals.
THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS
Following is information from Grolier's Encyclopedia on The Dead Sea Scrolls that in no way describes or parallels the life style of the Nation of Israel:
"The Dead Sea Scrolls are Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek manuscripts discovered (1947-56) in caves near Wadi QUMRAN, in what is now the Israeli-occupied West Bank, on the northwestern shore of the Dead Sea. They were left there by a Jewish community that lived in the area around the time of Christ. The scrolls contain several types of Jewish religious literature, including many parts of the Old Testament in Hebrew, Greek translation, and Aramaic paraphrase (Targum). Biblical material was also rewritten, imitated, and expanded in stories, thematic collections of biblical texts, commentaries, hymns, psalms, blessings, prayers, exhortations to wisdom, and elaborations of biblical law. Also found were nonbiblical Jewish literature and scrolls that testify to the worldview and theology of the Qumran community.
The first aspect of this information that makes this group suspect, aside from their manuscripts being in Greek, is the fact that they lived "around the time of Christ." The next is their use of "rewritten" Biblical material and "nonbiblical Jewish literature and scrolls." If you want "man's" assured inspirations to lead and guide you, then embrace his "rewritten" material from the Bible, and they will most certainly echo the imaginations of his heart. Perfect examples are the "New Testament" and the "Talmud" also written around this period.
"The original publication of the scrolls caused an immediate sensation. They were quickly dated from the 2d century BC through the 1st century AD by the script in which they were written and by archaeological investigations of the settlement near the Qumran caves. Thus they give firsthand evidence for Jewish thought and religion in the New Testament period.
Humph, you can say that again!!! And we know what all went on during this period. And just in case you don't, please permit me to explain. The "New Testament" period is the opportunity that the Holy ONE of Israel used to start the indoctrination of false worship into the minds of the World and HIS People for their forsaking HIM and HIS Law (Deuteronomy 28:64).
"The scrolls have had three major effects on historical and religious knowledge. The copies of biblical books, older than any others in existence, have illuminated many previously unclear passages of the standard Hebrew Bible and have shown that the ancient Greek translations often reflect authentic Hebrew variations that had hitherto been lost. Second, the diversity of the literature has revealed the rich variety of Jewish tradition in antiquity, thus providing a context for understanding the development of early Judaism and Christianity. Third, knowledge about the Qumran community has been greatly increased. It has most often been identified as a type of ESSENE group, although some scholars are not convinced by this identification. The prevailing view is that the group moved to Qumran c.150-100 BC after a conflict with the ruling Hasmonean high priests in Jerusalem.
If The Dead Sea Scrolls enhance the understanding of the development of early Judaism and Christianity, then straightaway, I detect deception and fabrication for reasons stated in this Message. Both Judaism and Christianity each have their own books of theology. And regardless of how much these religions may speak of GOD's Word, they differ from GOD's Book of HIS Law and HIS Paths that HE has already designated for Israel to follow.
"The community considered itself to be the true Israel, zealously obeying biblical law as interpreted by its leaders and awaiting the coming of God to destroy all evil and purify Jerusalem. They were governed at various times by priests, overseers, and councils and met in regular communal assemblies. Property was held in common, celibacy was probably practiced, and ritual purity and tithing rules were strictly observed. The members, who lived in caves within several miles of the main administrative center, kept apart from outsiders. Initiation was carried out in several stages. Behavior was governed by detailed instructions supported by penalties for disobedience, including expulsion.
This is totally unacceptable. Since when did Israel practice "celibacy?" And what's this "initiation" business all about? If "behavior was governed by detailed instructions," I am led to believe that this is in reference to regulations not written in GOD's Law.
"Throughout the history of research on the Dead Sea Scrolls, the dominant position has been that the people who inhabited this settlement were part of a Jewish sect known as the Essenes. True, some scholars questioned this view and preferred to identity the group as Pharisaic, Sadducean, or even Christian, but their views have gained only very modest support." Page 51,The Dead Sea Scrolls by Hershel Shanks.
One thing is for sure, they were not Hebrew Israelites!
THE DESTRUCTION OF JERUSALEM IN 70 A.D. AND THE RISE OF EUROPEAN JEWS
Many Israelite Brothers and Sisters refer to this period in history (70 A.D.) as being a time when "Israelites" were finally removed from Israel. As you know, my argument is that Judah had already been taken into captivity by the Grecians at this time. Therefore, those who were destroyed in 70 A.D. were Edomites posing as Judah (Jews). GOD said that HE would deal with them for shedding the blood of the Children of Israel, and HE did not lie! The following Prophecy was fulfilled when GOD had Rome to destroy the Edomites (Seir/Idumea) of Jerusalem in 70 A.D.
"Because thou hast had a perpetual hatred, and hast shed the blood of the children of Israel by the force of the sword in the time of their calamity, in the time that their iniquity had an end:
[It would appear that Esau never forgot his plan to kill Jacob (Genesis 27:41)]
"Therefore, as I live, saith the Lord GOD, I will prepare thee unto blood, and blood shall pursue thee: since thou hast not hated blood, even blood shall pursue thee.
"Thus will I make mount Seir most desolate, and cut off from it him that passeth out and him that returneth.
"And I will fill his mountains with his slain men: in thy hills, and in thy valleys, and in all thy rivers, shall they fall that are slain with the sword.
"I will make thee perpetual desolations, and thy cities shall not return: and ye shall know that I am the Lord.
"Because thou has said, These two nations and these two countries shall be mine, and we will possess it; whereas the Lord was there:
"Therefore, as I live, saith the Lord GOD, I will even do according to thine anger, and according to thine envy which thou hast used out of thy hatred against them; and I will make myself known among them, when I have judged thee
"And thou shalt know that I am the Lord, and that I have heard all thy blasphemies which thou has spoken against the mountains of Israel, saying, They are laid desolate, they are given us to consume.
"Thus with your mouth ye have boasted against me, and have multiplied your words against me: I have heard them.
"Thus saith the Lord GOD; When the whole earth rejoiceth, I will make thee desolate.
"And thou didst rejoice at the inheritance of the house of Israel, because it was desolate, so will I do unto thee: thou shalt be desolate, O mount Seir, and all Idumea, even all of it: and they shall know that I am the Lord." Ezekiel 35:5 - 15
There is only one thing better than knowing and understanding GOD's WORD and HIS TRUTH and that's fulfilling it in Righteousness!
"And I will raise up for them a plant of renown, and they shall be no more consumed with hunger in the land, neither bear the shame of the heathen any more.
"Thus shall they know that I the Lord their God am with them, and that they, even the house of Israel, are my people, saith the Lord GOD."
BLESSED BE THE HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL FOR BEING OUR GOD AND PRESERVING ISRAEL FOR HIS COVENANT PEOPLE, AND BLESSED BE HIS HOLY NAME!
More Scripture that supports the destruction of Edom taking place at the time of 70 A.D.:
"In the day that thou stoodest on the other side, in the day that the strangers carried away captive his forces, and foreigners entered into his gates, and cast lots upon Jerusalem, even thou was as one of them.
"But thou shouldest not have looked on the day of thy brother in the day that he became a stranger; neither shouldest thou have rejoiced over the children of Judah in the day of their destruction; neither shouldest thou have spoken proudly in the day of distress.
"Thou shouldest not have entered into the gate of my people in the day of their calamity; yea, thou shouldest not have looked on their affliction in the day of their calamity, nor have laid hands on their substance in the day of their calamity;" Obadiah [It was worth repeating this Scripture.]
"&I will bring the calamity of Esau upon him, the time that I will visit him.
"But I have made Esau bare, I have uncovered his secret places, and he shall not be able to hide himself: his seed is spoiled, and his brethren, and his neighbors, and he is not.
"Therefore hear the counsel of the Lord, that he hath taken against Edom; and his purposes, that he hath purposed against the inhabitants of Teman: Surely the least of the flock shall draw them out: surely he shall make their habitations desolate with them.
"Behold, he shall come up and fly as the eagle, and spread his wings over Bozrah: and at that day shall the heart of the mighty men of Edom be as the heart of a woman in her pangs." Jeremiah 49:8,10,20,22
You are now probably asking, "Then who are those folks in Israel "today" calling themselves Jews?" They are the ones who converted to Judaism. i.e., the Romans, Khazars (Russian/Turks), and/or other mixtures of Gentiles and even some of Edom who occupied the land of Israel during the three centuries before the Roman Empire. Unfortunately, many Nations have had control of Israel at one time or another in the ensuing period that GOD washed HIS Hands of the Children of Israel, and any mixture of any one of the above could be calling themselves Israel right at this very moment. But YIHOVAH has a time to deal with them, also.
"Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Surely in the fire of my jealousy have I spoken against the residue of the heathen, and against all Idumea [Edom], which have appointed my land into their possession with the joy of all their heart, with despiteful minds, to cast it out for a prey.
"Prophesy therefore concerning the land of Israel, and say unto the mountains, and to the hills, to the rivers, and to the valleys, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I have spoken in my jealousy and in my fury, because ye have borne the shame of the heathen:
"Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; I have lifted up mine hand, Surely the heathen that are about you, they shall bear their shame.
"But ye, O mountains of Israel, ye shall shoot forth your branches, and yield your fruit to my people of Israel; for they are at hand to come." Ezekiel 36:5 - 8
Now, you should be able to understand what happened to the Edomites, when and how they were removed from power (70 A.D.), and how a Nation of blue eyes and blond hair came to occupy the Land of Canaan - an area that was once occupied by Hamites and Shemites.
CONVERSION TO "JUDAISM"
This Message would not be complete without presenting quotes from Arthur Koestler's book, The Thirteenth Tribe. If you don't own one, go out and get it as soon as possible. This book contains historical documentation that you must read first hand.
"What is in dispute is the fate of the Jewish Khazars after the destruction of their empire, in the twelfth or thirteenth century. On this problem the sources are scant, but various late mediaeval Khazar settlements are mentioned in Crimea, in the Ukraine, in Hungary, Poland and Lithuania. The general picture that emerges from these fragmentary pieces of information is that of migration of Khazar tribes and communities into those regions of Eastern Europe - mainly Russia and Poland - where, at the dawn of the Modern Age, the greatest concentration of Jews were found. This has lead several historians to conjecture that a substantial part, and perhaps the majority of eastern Jews - and hence of world Jewry - might be of Khazar, and not of Semitic origin.
"The far-reaching implications of this hypothesis may explain the great caution exercised by historians in approaching this subject - if they do not avoid it altogether." Page 15,16
"The story of the Khazar Empire, as it slowly emerges from the past, begins to look like the most cruel hoax which history has ever perpetrated."
"But who were these remarkable people - remarkable as much by their power and achievements as by their conversion to a religion of outcasts?&'As to the Khazars,' an Arab chronicler writes, 'they are to the north of the inhabited earth towards the 7th clime, having over their heads the constellation of the Plough. Their land is cold and wet. Accordingly their complexions are white, their eyes blue, their hair flowing and predominantly reddish, their bodies large and their natures cold. Their general aspect is wild.'" Page 19
"..Yakubi, a ninth-century Arab historian, traces the origin of the Khazar back to Japheth, third son of Noah." Page 22
"According to the article 'Statistics' in the Jewish Encyclopaedia, in the sixteenth century the total Jewish population of the world amounted to about one million. This seems to indicate, as Poliak, Kutschera and others have pointed out, that during the Middle Ages the majority of those who professed the Judaic faith were Khazars. A substantial part of this majority went to Poland, Lithuania, Hungary and the Balkans, where they founded that Eastern Jewish community which in its turn became the dominant majority of world Jewry. Even if the original core of that community was diluted and augmented by immigrants from other regions, its predominantly Khazar-Turkish derivation appears to be supported by strong evidence, and should at least be regarded as a theory worth serious discussion." Page 151
Arthur Koestler even includes proof of European Jewry involvement in the slave trade of Western Europe. But we already have evidence that European Jewish hands were more deeply involved in this most lucrative trade that made American and European countries the World Powers that they are today.
"'In the dark ages'.' Wrote Cecil Roth, 'the commerce of Western Europe was largely in Jewish hands, not excluding the slave trade, and in the Carolingian cartularies Jew and Merchant are used as almost interchangeable terms.'" Page 161
Kenneth Scott Latourette writes about conversion to Judaism in his book, A History of Christianity, Volume I Beginnings to 1500.
"Through Hellenistic Judaism many converts were won from the surrounding non-Jewish communities& Many Gentiles were attracted to Judaism. Some of them partly adopted Judaism but did not become full members of the Jewish community. They abandoned idolatry and the worship of other gods, they observed the Sabbath and the Jewish regulations of clean and unclean foods, they attended the services of the synagogue, and, in general, observed Jewish ethics. Others went the whole way and became full proselytes. They not only conformed as did those who might be described as on the fringes of Judaism. In addition they were circumcised, were baptized (the baptism was by immersion), and offered a sacrifice in the temple in Jerusalem. They thus were accepted into the Jewish community as equals of those who were Jews by birth." Page 15
Chosen People From The Caucasus, written by Michael Bradley, is another exceptional book with news about the "Jews" in Israel today being none other than descendants of Khazars of Russia.
"&the vast majority of contemporary Jews have no historical or genetic relationship to ancient Palestine at all; most of them are descendants of Russian steppe tribesmen who were converted to Judaism en masse around 740 A.D. Being of highly aggressive Caucasoid genetic stock...." Pages 25,26
Grolier writes that Khazars are from Turkey and Russia.
" The Khazars, a Turkic people, created a commercial and political empire that dominated substantial parts of South Russia during much of the 7th through 10th centuries. During the 8th century the Khazar aristocracy and the kagan (king) were converted to Judaism."
It would appear that the Khazars were fanatical to maintain their "Third World" status and universal recognition and power and were in pursuit to do anything and by any means necessary to meet their objective whether this meant losing their "Khazaria" name or taking someone else's or both. They did; they became "Jews." It's understandable why they did not seek this domination and control within the Christian domain. Obviously they knew there was no truth to this controversial and contradictory religion. But to adopt the Hebrew Way of Life, now, that for them was a challenge but was certainly feasible. The Khazars obviously felt that if the Edomites could be successful at taking Israel's identity then why couldn't they. And since GOD had cursed HIS Chosen People, taken their identity, and removed them far from their homeland, then why not convert to "Judaism" and use the name "Judah" and take their identity to empower ourselves as being the rightful heirs of the land of Israel. And then we can have our own country and Biblical history to support our claim. No one would argue with the respectable Bible.
In a nutshell you have the facts regarding Khazars taking on the identity of the Israelites. They just didn't consider the prophecies for this latter day. The GOD of Israel is to punish the "heathen" who have appointed HIS Land for their possession, and HE is to cause HIS Chosen People "The Nation of Israel" to return to their homeland (Isaiah 11th Chapter). I repeat, GOD does not lie!
THE TALMUD AND ITS INCEPTION
Too often I have heard that the Talmud was written during the time that the Tribe of Judah was taken into Babylon. Consequently for a long time, without doing my own research, I was led to believe this lie even though I had many questions regarding the content of this Jewish document. Not too long ago, I realized the gross error of some of my Israelite Family. Although parts of the Talmud were written in Babylon, it was not during the time that Nebuchadnezzar took Judah captive into this foreign country. The writing of the Talmud took place when the European Jews occupied "Babylonia" during the third through fifth centuries C.E. some 800 years after the Chaldeans destroyed the Second Temple.
"The Jewish sage Hillel was the leading PHARISEE in Jerusalem during the late 1st century BC and early years of the present era. He was born in Babylonia and went to Jerusalem to study. There he became the foremost authority on the oral tradition of Judaism that supplemented the written law of the TORAH." Grolier's Encyclopedia
AND, I can find very little detailed documentation about activities in ancient Babylon to argue for or against the Israelite or the impostor other than what we read in the "Old Testament." In other words, it would appear that Edom and other converts did not seek to call themselves "Jews" until the Grecian and Roman Eras (in the absence of the genuine Israelites) and the same with the Khazars well after the Christian Era.
"Generally speaking the Talmud has little to say about events-including some major ones-that occurred during the Second Temple period (approximately 500 B.C.E. to 70 C.E.). For example, minimal reference is made to the important struggle of the Maccabeans against the Syrian-Greeks (second century B.C.E.), and had it not been for the Books of the Apocrypha (Maccabees I and II) and the Greek writings of Josephus, the struggle would not be known of today. In fact, were the Talmud the only source of information about that period, we would not even know that a man named Judas Maccabaeus existed." Page 74 of The Second Jewish Book of Why.
It would appear that all the different groups of "Jews" (Edomites, Maccabeans, Converts, Khazars) had their own thang goin' on, if you ask me. There is no question about the Biblical Israelites. They simply refused OUT RIGHT to follow after the Holy ONE of Israel - end of story, and that was the end of them!
Don't deem it strange that the Talmud has little to say about the period 500 B.C.E. to 70 C.E. This only supports the fact that its lack of information regarding this period in history is proof that the "Jews" at this time were not the accursed Israelites. The Judahites, because of GOD's Curse, who went into captivity at the hands of Grecians and other Gentiles would not have been able to write a Talmud or other theology, under those circumstances. And individuals, like Hillel, would not have been the "foremost authority on the oral tradition of Judaism that supplemented the written law of the TORAH." Because those claiming to be "Jews" needed their facts and years to jibe with their lies, they steered clear of topics and events that could have exposed them. Don't forget, the Edomites and the Converts to Judaism, from whatever was their extraction, European (Ashkenazim/German) and Sephardim Jews, Russians/Turks/Khazars were all different People calling themselves "Jews" since the period after Nehemiah until 740 A.D. and even until today. Therefore, take note that the Talmud is a product of these Peoples and not of the GOD of Israel.
Hence, how Israelites of the Seed of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob can embrace these Talmudic books is beyond my comprehension. Our GOD of Abraham, the Creator of Heaven and Earth, meticulously produced a Master Plan to end all others, and one for HIS Chosen People that is designed to make one wise and exceedingly Righteous and Holy in the sight of the Most High GOD of Hosts.
"Behold, I have taught you statutes and judgments, even as the Lord my God commanded me, that ye should do so in the land whither ye go to possess it.
"Keep therefore and do them; for this is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the nations, which shall hear all these statutes, and say, Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.
"For what nation is there so great, who hath God so nigh unto them, as the Lord our God is in all things that we call upon him for?
"And what nation is there so great, that hath statutes and judgments so righteous as all this law, which I set before you this day?"
Deuteronomy 4:5 - 8
"Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine:
"And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel." Exodus 19:5,6
GOD's Laws, Statutes, Judgments, and Ordinances cannot be substituted for any religion, theology, dogma, philosophy, creed, or for that matter, any person in high authority. It is required for Israelites to keep GOD's Divine Law and forbidden for anyone to add to or delete from it (Deuteronomy 12:32).
If you want to determine the acceptability and credibility of any written work or practice, then it must be tested up against GOD's Law. And if it does not look like GOD's Law or sound like GOD's Law, then it ain't GOD's Law. Therefore, we can't use it. At some point we have got to face reality and the GOD's Truth.
"To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them." Isaiah 8:20
Please understand me, if any spiritual documentation does not echo GOD's Law 100%, then it is forbidden material. And if we resign ourselves to live by GOD's Law, then for what do we need with the philosophy of a group admittedly made up of converts? European Jews have written such a religious doctrine (the Talmud), called it "the final authority on the law" and have the audacity to say that GOD gave it to the Prophet Moses along with the Law. How does the saying go? "You can fool some of the people some of the time, but not all of the people all the time." If I have misquoted the adage, this one still hits the mark.
"&what becomes clear as we study the teachings and attitudes of the Rabbis of the Talmud and their successors is that when these scholars interpreted the Bible to make it more relevant to their times, they were in effect often actually modifying its laws. Frequently, they found it impossible to insist that the laws be carried out as written literally in the Bible. The Rabbis said more than once, 'We do not impose a hardship on the community that the majority cannot endure.'
"The Rabbis felt justified in reinterpreting many biblical laws&because they contended that they were not actually effecting changes in the laws but were merely uncovering what was already implicit in them. They believed that on Mount Sinai God gave Moses not only the Written Law but the Oral Law as well, and that through their oral interpretation they were merely expressing the original intent of the biblical law." From the book entitled The Second Jewish Book of Why by Alfred J. Kolatch pages 9 and 10.
Only fools are dumb enough to think that GOD in all HIS Infinite Wisdom would present two conflicting laws to HIS rebellious People. And only the wise who are educated in GOD's Word realize that no one is permitted to tamper with GOD's Law, not Israelite, not Kings of Israel, not Priests of Israel, not GOD's Prophets or HIS Angels, and certainly not converts!
Moral of the story: Get rid of the principles of European Jewish theology and return to the Law that GOD gave to the Prophet Moses for the Children of Israel.
"A Jewish festival that occurs in December (the Hebrew month Kislev), Chanukah, also spelled Hanukkah, marks the reconsecration of the Temple of Jerusalem after its recapture from the Syrian Greeks c.165 BC. A miracle recorded in the Talmud--the burning of a day's supply of pure olive oil for eight days, until fresh jars of clean oil could be brought into the temple--accounts for the eight days during which candles are kindled during Chanukah. The eight-branched candelabrum, or menorah, has become a symbol of the holiday.
"Chanukah was instituted by the MACCABEES, leaders of the Jews who fought against the Syrian Greeks. The Maccabees took over as priests of the Temple and as rulers of the Jewish state that they founded. Songs and stories associated with the holiday therefore refer to the Maccabees and to their victory. Chanukah is also called the Festival of Lights, the Feast of Dedication, or the Feast of Maccabees." Grolier's Encyclopedia
I have read that Chanukah is a day specifically celebrated for the purification of the (Roman) Temple and in materials where "Festival of Lights" wasn't even mentioned. But oh well. They established the holiday, so they can call the shots, right?!
In any case, it certainly isn't a Holy Day to be observed by Hebrew Israelites. Our GOD outlined our Holy Days quite clearly in Leviticus the 23rd Chapter with good reason, and Chanukah was not one of them. It would appear that some people who believe that Israelites existed at that time see the need to observe this Maccabean holiday.
Proof that Chanukah is not a Feast Day of the Lord is that Our GOD had already said that HE would "cause all her mirth to cease, her feast days, her new moons, and her sabbaths, and all her solemn feasts." So, why all of a sudden would GOD change HIS Mind and want us to observe Chanukah? It makes no sense whatsoever! This situation resembles GOD telling Jeremiah that the Prophets would no more see visions from HIM, but up comes JC with all kinds of delusions and inconsistencies that exalted him as being the "Lord and Saviour." He didn't do his homework either.
"I will also cause all her mirth to cease, her feast days, her new moons, and her sabbaths, and all her solemn feasts." Hosea 2:11
"And I will turn your feasts into mourning, and all your songs into lamentation; and I will bring up sackcloth upon all loins, and baldness upon every head; and I will make it as the mourning of an only son, and the end thereof as a bitter day." Amos 8:10
"Judas Maccabaeus now retook Jerusalem. The statue of Zeus was removed from the Holy of Holies and all the pagan implements of sacrifice were destroyed. The Temple was then purified, and daily sacrifices and worship were restored. This was the occasion for a joyous celebration, which became an annual affair known as Hanukkah, or the Feast of Dedication (John 10:22)."
Page 111 of Story of the Bible World.
With a statue of Zeus placed in the Temple in the Holy of Holies, of all places, I know, without a doubt, that GOD had nothing to do with that Temple!!! But the goings on at that time were certainly the fault of GOD's Chosen People who had long forsaken HIM.
"All thine enemies have opened their mouth against thee: they hiss and gnash the teeth: they say, We have swallowed her up: certainly this is the day that we looked for; we have found, we have seen it.
"The Lord hath done that which he had devised; he hath fulfilled his word that he had commanded in the days of old: he hath thrown down, and hath not pitied: and he hath caused thine enemy to rejoice over thee, he hath set up the horn of thine adversaries." Lamentations 2:16,17
"And I will give it into the hands of the strangers for a prey, and to the wicked of the earth for a spoil; and they shall pollute it."
"Wherefore I will bring the worst of the heathen, and they shall possess their houses: I will also make the pomp of the strong to cease; and their holy places shall be defiled." Ezekiel 7:21,24
GOD did not wait some 400 years after Nehemiah's period to curse HIS Rebellious People, Israel! And Jeremiah and Ezekiel have made that more than adequately clear. But just in case they haven't, read what Hosea had to say about this:
"HEAR the word of the Lord, ye children of Israel: for the Lord hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land.
"Therefore shalt thou fall in the day, and the prophet also shall fall with thee in the night, and I will destroy thy mother.
"My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.
"As they increased, so they sinned against me: therefore will I change their glory into shame.
"And there shall be, like people, like priest: and I will punish them for their ways, and reward them their doings.
"My people ask counsel at their stocks, and their staff declareth unto them: for the spirit of whoredoms hath caused them to err, and they have gone a whoring from under their God." Hosea 4th Chapter
Hosea prophesied around 722 B.C.E. about both Israel and Judah. Unfortunately, nothing changed after the Ten Tribes of Israel went into captivity under the Assyrians, i.e., Judah learned nothing. Although the remaining Tribe of Judah saw GOD's Judgment against the Ten Tribes, they still chose not to live by GOD's Law and return to HIM, but rather they also continued to be disobedient to the Holy ONE of Israel, their GOD.
"The Lord said also unto me in the days of Josiah the king, Hast thou seen that which backsliding Israel hath done? She is gone up upon every high mountain and under every green tree, and there hath played the harlot [i.e., worshipped false gods].
"And I said after she had done all these things, Turn thou unto me. But she returned not. And her treacherous sister Judah saw it.
"And I saw, when for all the causes whereby backsliding Israel committed adultery I had put her away, and given her a bill of divorce; yet her treacherous sister Judah feared not, but went and played the harlot also."
Just more reason why it should be clear that we must embrace and live only by GOD's Book of HIS Law and HIS Word to HIS Prophets for teaching HIS Master Plan and abandon all other Books written by man according to the imaginations of his heart. I ask you, what could be better than to use GOD's Law and HIS Word for guidance and to seek counsel from the True and Living GOD? And I tell you, ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!
By using Scripture, it's been proven that GOD's Judgments (HIS Curses) fell upon Israel, and HE cast HIS Chosen People into captivity in their enemies' lands after the times of Nehemiah. And although this Message is extensive, believe me, even more Scripture can be provided to support these assertions. Using historical documentation, it's also been proven that another Nation (Edom) took on the identity of the Tribe of Judah and even that of the Priests of Israel immediately after GOD ceased to reveal Messages to HIS Prophets and bless, guide, and protect HIS Chosen People Israel. HIS motive was to destroy and eliminate HIS Covenant People from their homeland, and this HE did in record speed.
"Mischief shall come upon mischief, and rumor shall be upon rumor; then shall they seek a vision of the prophet; but the law shall perish from the priest, and counsel from the ancients.
"The king shall mourn, and the prince shall be clothed with desolation, and the hands of the people of the land shall be troubled: I will do unto them after their way, and according to their deserts will I judge them; and they shall know that I am the Lord." Ezekiel 7:26,27
I know that even in view of Scripture, if nothing else, there will still be many Israelites to Worship YIHOVAH using books other than GOD's Book of the Law. I know that the Talmud and the "New Testament" will still be used to teach GOD's Word. I know that there will still be Israelites to observe Chanukah and other holidays not designated by the Holy ONE of Israel. And I know that there will still be Israelites to believe that the Maccabees and JC were of the Seed of Jacob even after reading this Message. Unfortunately, I am only in a position to enlighten, and with that, I can go no further than My GOD allows. However, I can hope that everyone will study GOD's Word and history and visit the library in order to discern between Truth and authenticity, deception, and falsification regarding Edom, conversion to "Judaism," the Talmud, the Khazars, and the history of the "New Testament," i.e., exactly how it came about.
That which I cannot allow to disturb me is that some folks will no doubt be angered that the information revealed in this Message will reflect negatively on them. That cannot be helped. The Truth must be told no matter whom it hurts, and this is the time for it all to be revealed. My hope is that this Message will be enlightening and cause some to gladly accept it, do further research, write revisions to their manuscripts and books, and/or turn to the Most High GOD and Fear HIM. And it might even be a blessing for others if they will rewrite history, i.e., the GOD's Truth about the identity of the Children of Israel. Won't that be something to witness - the day that the outcasts of Israel will finally be recognized as the Chosen People of the Living GOD of Abraham. It will happen; for GOD's Holy Name's Sake, it will happen!
Nevertheless, Israelites and those who fear GOD and genuinely seek Truth will rejoice and be thankful to the Most High GOD of Abraham for HIS Manifold Mercies in providing this exposure. And those who cannot accept it will deny it all, but they will not be able to dismiss the facts and the Truth that support this Message.
There will only be a Righteous Remnant who will thoroughly and meticulously accept Truth and fulfill GOD's Word. These are the ones who will seek to be taught out of GOD's Book of the Law and have it no other way, seek YIHOVAH, and seek a way to return to HIM and to the land HE established for HIS Praise and Glory.
"In those days, and in that time, saith the Lord, the children of Israel shall come, they and the children of Judah together, going and weeping: they shall go, and seek the Lord their God.
"They shall ask the way to Zion with their faces thitherward, saying, Come, and let us join ourselves to the Lord in a perpetual covenant that shall not be forgotten." Jeremiah 50:4,5
"For in mine holy mountain, in the mountain of the height of Israel, saith the Lord GOD, there shall all the house of Israel, all of them in the land, serve me; there will I accept thee, and there will I require your offerings, and the firstfruits of your oblations, with all your holy things." Ezekiel 20:40
"As a shepherd seeketh out his flock in the day that he is among his sheep that are scattered; so will I seek out my sheep, and will deliver them out of all places where they have been scattered in the cloudy and dark day." Ezekiel 34:12
"Behold, at that time I will undo all that afflict thee: and I will save her that halteth, and gather her that was driven out; and I will get them praise and fame in every land where they have been put to shame." Zephaniah 3:19
"And it shall come to pass in that day, that the remnant of Israel, and such as are escaped of the house of Jacob, shall no more again stay upon him that smote them; but shall stay upon the Lord, the Holy One of Israel, in truth.
"The remnant shall return, even the remnant of Jacob, unto the mighty God." Isaiah 10:20,21
For far too long the World has not known, served, or worshipped this Merciful and Dreadful GOD of Abraham that demonstrates only love and mercy to those who seek to follow HIM by being obedient to HIS LAW.
"Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else.
"I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear.
"Surely, shall one say, in the Lord have I righteousness and strength: even to him shall men come; and all that are incensed against him shall be ashamed.
"In the Lord shall all the seed of Israel be justified, and shall glory." Isaiah 45:22 - 25
For all the above reasons, come what may, I pray that YIHOVAH will not prolong the days for establishing HIS Kingdom on this Earth. I pray daily that I am found worthy to represent HIM and show forth HIS Praises in Truth. I pray that I am among those who will establish GOD's Judgments in the Earth and who will Exalt HIM and HIS Holy Name. And I pray that all others of like minds will join me.
"Let us search and try our ways, and turn again to the Lord."
ALL PRAISES AND GLORY DUE TO THE HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL, OUR ROCK AND ONLY TRUE SAVIOR!
Servant of the Most High GOD of Israel
In HIS Holy Name