Are Jews the Israelites of the Bible? (Shorter Version)

C H U R C H   R E F O R M    S E R I E S

By Biblicism Institute

[For the in-depth version click here.]

The number one biblical verse used by Zionist Jews and Zionist Christians alike to justify dispossessing the Palestinians of their land is this one:

“On that day the LORD made a covenant with Abram and said, “To your descendants I give this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the Euphrates….” Genesis 15:18

Abraham and Hagar

Abraham sends Hagar and Ishmael away.

By descendants God definitely meant the same biological bloodline, the same DNA, actual grandchildren of Abram/Abraham. Not spiritual progeny. As even a cursory study would show, those today who are known as Jews are not remotely bloodline descendants of Abraham.

They are in fact the non-Semitic and non-Israelite Ashkenazim and Sephardim, who in later times joined small numbers of other races that converted to Judaism/Pharisaism: Polish, Russians, Ukrainians, Germans, etc. These latter ones form a minority known as European Jews who, when coupled with the Ashkenazim, constitute a majority against the darker-skinned Samaritan, Sephardic, and African Jews; and none of these groups can claim to be of Abraham’s bloodline.

However, it is very important to understand what the bible and history have to say about the majority of converted Jews, the people known as Ashkenazim and Sephardim, while bearing in mind that 1) Abraham was a descendant of Shem – hence the term Semite or Shemite 2) his scion Jacob and his twelve sons were the true biblical Hebraic Israelite nation with whom God had the Old Covenant (not with converted Jews) 3) the true Israelite nation no longer exists, and their land inheritance expired with them.

“The LORD was very angry with Israel, and removed them out of his sight… And the LORD rejected all the seed of Israel, and afflicted them, and delivered them into the hand of spoilers, until he had cast them out of his sight.” 2 Kings 17:18,20


This is what the Bible has to say about the Ashkenazim in Genesis 10:

1 “Now these are the generations of the sons of Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth: and unto them were sons born after the flood. 2 The sons of Japheth: Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras. 3 And the sons of Gomer: ASHKENAZ, and Riphath, and Togarmah. 4 And the sons of Javan: Elishah, and Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim. 5 By these were the isles of the Gentiles divided in their lands; every one after his tongue, after their families, in their nations.” (Emphasis Added)

Today’s Ashkenazi Jews, or descendants of Ashkenaz, are some of the GENTILES the bible speaks of. Why then do Ashkenazim call Christians and other non-Jews Gentiles, while pinning on themselves the term Chosen People? Is it ignorance or deception? It’s definitely not ignorance. And if to those outside it looks like deception, to them it’s pure re-branding. The ultimate Chutzpah!

Consider the terrible irony!

Ashkenazic (and Sephardic) Jews are themselves the Gentiles that many rabbis warn their congregations not to marry. To further the re-branding, they also call themselves Semites or Shemites when they’re JAPHETITES, which means they’re not Hebrews either. This re-branding is much like the way most of them – if not the majority of them – keep changing their last names every time they settle in a new country. The reason is simple and quite pragmatic. It’s a survival mechanism.

The Ashkenazim are a resilient, roaming Turkic people. They have a knack for reinventing themselves. They first surfaced in world annals as the notoriously barbaric Scythians or Sakadeans, depending on regional phonetic.

“Here there is no Gentile or Judahite, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave or free, but Christ is all, and is in all.” Colossians 3: 11

The word Scythian or Sakadean comes from the word Saka – with its Iranian verbal root Sak, meaning to roam.

The Scythians settled Central Eurasia which they conquered with their Gentile brother Togarmath and various other cousins, expanding across a vast track of land that encompassed but was not limited to parts of present-day Turkey and Iran. Their Gentile brother Riphath along with their uncle Javan’s descendants settled in Greece.

Later on, they reinvented themselves and settled a land they would call Khazaria – from the word Qasar, with its Turkic root Qaz, meaning to roam – following the break-up of the western Turkish Steppe Empire. Then the country converted en masse to Judaism/Pharisaism, sometime between 740 and 920 AD, just so they could remain independent of the two competing empires of that time, Christianity and Islam.

“Judaism was the most actively proselytizing religion…The most significant mass conversion occurred in the 8th century, in the massive Khazar kingdom between the Black and Caspian seas,” explained Jewish historian Shlomo Sand.


Then, Sviatoslav I of Kiev destroyed Khazaria around 1048 and absorbed it into Kievan Rus’, a territory that would later become part of the Russian Empire.

In Imperial Russia, the Ashkenazim were kept under tight control and enclosed in the Pale of Settlement. Something the Ashkenazim never forgave Russia.

Khazar Jews 1878

Khazar Ashkenazi Jews 1878

After the destruction of Khazaria, the Ashkenazim scattered East and West throughout Europe and reinvented themselves as Errant Jews or Wandering Jews – meaning Roaming (Khazarian/Sakadean or Scythian) Jews. That label had nothing to do with a longing for Palestine but a longing for Khazaria or perhaps a longing for a new land, any new land. Here’s an excerpt from Wikipedia:

In 1903 Theodore Herzl presented the British Uganda Program at the Sixth Zionist Congress in Basel.

In the late 1930s, the British Zionist League considered a number of other places where a Jewish homeland could be established. The Kimberley region in Australia was considered until the Curtin government (in office: 1941–1945) rejected the possibility.

With the support of the then Premier of Tasmania, Robert Cosgrove (in office from 1939), Critchley Parker proposed a Jewish settlement at Port Davey, in south west Tasmania. Parker surveyed the area, but his death in 1942 put an end to the idea.

The Jewish Autonomous Oblast set up in the Russian Far East in 1934, represented a Soviet approach to providing a Jewish homeland.

Jewish Autonomous OblastBirobidzhan Main Square

Now note that all these attempts were being orchestrated by Ashkenazi Jews. In the wake of World War 2, a great number reluctantly assimilated themselves throughout the Americas. However, the great majority migrated to Palestine where they created many terrorist groups such as the Irgun, the Stern gang, and Haganah. They terrorized the Palestinian population, killed thousands upon thousands, and forced hundreds of thousands out of their homes and into neighboring Arab countries. Consequently, they stole Palestine and renamed it Israel in order to reinvent themselves as Hebrews and hoodwink gullible Christians in the West.

In their adoptive countries outside of Israel, including the US and Europe, the Ashkenazim have become financial and influential powerhouses, not because they’re Jews – at heart the majority of them are really not religious at all and couldn’t care less – but because they’re a shrewd people. They have learned much from their roaming throughout history, and they assimilate themselves fast and hard. They’re the ultimate Nomads.


Sephardim is derived from the word Sephard or Sepharad. Its origin is from the Persian name Saparda. It appears only once in the Bible in a prophecy by Obadiah to Edom:

“And the captivity of this host of the children of Israel shall possess that of the Canaanites, even unto Zarephath; and the captivity of Jerusalem, which is in Sepharad, shall possess the cities of the south.” Obadiah 1:20

Median Empire Map

Map of Median Empire based on Herodotus

Sepharad was located in Mede where Iran is today (i.e., the land of the 3 wise Magi who paid homage to the infant Jesus). Therefore, people from Sepharad were not descendants of Abraham either, because the Medes of Northwest Iran were not Semites but Madaites, of Madai son of Japheth, uncle of Ashkenaz. Thus, the people from Sepharad or the Madaites or the Medes, now known as Sephardic Jews, are Gentile JAPHETITES, not Semites.

Interestingly, when Modern Israel was founded in 1948 the only Muslim countries to have recognized it first were the non-Semitic, non-Arab countries of Turkey and Iran, because the people of these two countries share the same bloodline as both the Ashkenazim and the Sephardim.

The ancient Judahites or Judeans of Jerusalem, capital city of the Kingdom of Judah, were in captivity in Sepharad, but the Lord had promised them deliverance, which did occur in biblical times soon after Obadiah’s prophecy to Edom, sometime in mid-fifth century B.C. So the captive biblical Judahites in Sepharad did return to their homeland in Judah.

However, many people from Sepharad converted to the religion of their ancient captives, and many Judahites also stayed behind mixing it up with the locals, as was often the case throughout Biblical Israel’s history when God would send them into captivity. It’s no wonder Magi from that land would later on know of the birth of Jesus the Messiah.

It would also explain why the biggest Jewish community in the Middle East today – outside the non-existent ever-expanding borders of the modern Zionist state – is in Iran, where all of them refuse to emigrate to Israel because they consider themselves to be Iranians who just happen to be Jews instead of Muslims or Christians. Basically, the Iranian Jews did not buy into the brainwashing the other Jews, who voluntarily relocated to Israel, fell for.

Eventually, many Sephardic Jews emigrated to Europe, especially to Spain and Portugal, where they made a new home on the Iberian peninsula, which was itself originally settled by Madai’s brother Tubal, also son of Japheth. Blood calls unto blood, doesn’t it? Subsequently, the Spanish Inquisition spurred a great number of Sephardic Jews to emigrate to North Africa.

It seems that people today have forgotten that Ancient Israel, specifically the tribe of Judah, unlike Modern Israel, and much like Biblical Israel’s offspring, the Christian Church, was a proselytizing nation which wanted people all over the world to know and pray to the true God of the Universe; even though, at one point, the conversion process had become totally corrupted because of the pharisaic teachings. Let’s hear Jesus:

“Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves.” Matthew 23:15

When these folks converted they didn’t miraculously become Judahites and Hebrews. How could anyone? The people of Sepharad, like the Ashkenazim and all the others who converted to the religion of the ancient Judahites, only professed to adhere to the various rules of the faith. They maintained their own cultures and identities. Today they are known as Talmudic Jews and Torah Jews. See The Word Jew is NOT in the Bible.


“Behold, I have set the land before you: go in and possess the land which the Lord swore unto your fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give unto them and to their seed after them.” Deut 1:8

Sephardic and Ashkenazi Jews are not of the seed of Abraham and especially not of Jacob’s. European and African Jews are not either. Therefore they can’t be the Chosen People since they are not of the Semitic lineage of the 12 Hebrew tribes, and for that matter can’t claim the inheritance of the land of Palestine which they have stolen. In a just court of law their self-ascribed right to hold on to the land would be thrown out.

Besides, most religious Jews follow the man-inspired Talmud, full of Babylonian superstitions, and not the God-inspired Old Testament where God’s promises and commandments are recorded. Only Torah Jews follow the Old Testament’s Pentateuch, and most of them believe that Jews should not be occupying Palestine. They recognize only the current Palestinian government.

  Jews Stole the name Israel Judaism

Furthermore, the seed of Jacob mentioned in the Bible is prophetically applied to seed, singular, which seed is Jesus Christ who was repeatedly called the Son of David, himself a descendant of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

If one is dead set on applying ancestry and racial stock as to who should inherit the land of Palestine, then the Arabs clearly win – the Palestinian Arabs to be more precise. For Arabs of the Middle East, which include cultural Arabs such as Chaldeans, Assyrians, Aramaics, Phoenicians and Syriacs, are the only living bloodline descendants of Abraham and the only true Semites, not converted Jews.

The Palestinian Arabs have inhabited the land for close to 2000 years since the destruction of the Hebrew Nation, Jerusalem, and the Temple by Rome in AD 70. That famed destruction is known as the Apocalypse or Armageddon or the Great Tribulation or the End of the Age, as prophesied by Christ Himself in the Gospels and by the Apostle John throughout the entire book of Revelation.

That particular destruction saw the end of the Hebrew race, except for those who converted to Christianity and fled the country before the great tribulation and massacre, as recorded by historian Flavius Josephus in The Wars of the JudahitesThus, those Christian Hebrews who escaped embodied “all Israel shall be saved”‘ of Romans 11:26.

If there are any Christian Hebrews left, they’d be cultural Arabs by now, living in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, or Palestine. But chances are they’ve intermarried with other Semitic Christians in the area.

Before the End of the Age of the Hebrews, the entire exercise or raison d’être of the 12 Hebrew Tribes was just God’s way of nurturing a people, so He could arrive on earth in the person of the Messiah, Jesus. He distributed them across seven lots throughout the land of Canaan (Joshua 14-19), and kept track of them through endless censuses, even when they were in captivity.

That whole endeavor was God building Himself an earthly home and family for when He finally decided to visit. And once that was done, He loved it so much He decided He now wanted the entire human race to be His new family. To those Hebrews who accepted Him, he warned them to leave the land as judgment was about to fall on those who rejected and crucified Him – hence the desolation or the end of the age or the destruction of an entire people. That is why the Hebrew Tribes are no longer around. And they can’t and won’t be “found” either.

“Jesus turned and said to them, ‘Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me; weep for yourselves and for your children.’ ” Luke 23:28

“But he responded, ‘Do you see all these buildings? I tell you the truth, they will be completely demolished. Not one stone will be left on top of another!'” Matthew 24: 2

“But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then recognize that her desolation is near. Then those who are in Judea must flee to the mountains, and those who are in the midst of the city must leave, and those who are in the country must not enter the city.” Luke 21: 20,21

“Truly I tell you, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened.” Matthew 24:34

“And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Mattthew 28:20

“And their dead bodies will lie in the street of the great city which mystically is called Sodom and Egypt, where also their Lord was crucified.” Rev 11:8

Besides, when was the last time you heard of a prophet whom God sent to anoint a King over modern Israel, as He used to do in the old days? What of the animal sacrifices? What of the lamb to be killed and eaten during Passover, like Jesus did when He established the new covenant with his disciples, a lamb that was killed and eaten in a private home? The sacrifice of the Passover Lamb in the Hebrew home was God’s very contract with each individual ancient Hebrew, and that’s why Jesus repeated it with his disciples in order to introduce the new contract.

Do Jews today kill a lamb for Passover in their own homes to keep the old contract alive? Is modern Israel comprised of only Judea and Samaria as it was in the Old Testament and divided into seven lots, as God directed Joshua with each tribe settling on its own parcel? Are the bloodline descendants of the Levites still around to restock a future Temple, because no other Hebrew tribe can?

The answer to all of these questions is resoundingly negative. And, ironically, Judea and Samaria of the Bible (i.e., the Kingdoms of Judah and Israel) are today mostly inside the West Bank (of Palestine) and not inside Modern Israel. And resurrecting the dead Hebrew tongue after centuries in the dustbin of oblivion, in order to make it modern Israel’s official language, won’t change those facts, much like parking a Subaru in a Lamborghini dealership won’t turn it into a Veneno Roadster.

Palestine New Testament Times West Bank


Today those who are known as Jews are not of the lineage of Jacob, and therefore have no right to the land of Palestine.

But, for the sake of peace, a just and equitable one-country solution needs to be worked out. One where Palestinians – including the refugees who were kicked out of their homes – can have equal rights in the same land. One that would lead to One Country, One Person, One Vote.

No more Apartheid. No more of the two-country peace process sham that has been ongoing for over 50 years – such a disgrace needs to end. It’s about time Israeli Jews chose to live in harmony with their Palestinian neighbors. Even God commands it:

“If a stranger lives as a foreigner with you in your land, you shall not do him wrong. The stranger who lives as a foreigner with you shall be to you as the native-born among you, and you shall love him as yourself… I am Yahweh your God.” Leviticus 19:33-34


Sepharvaim is distinct from Sephardim. Sepharvaim was the name for the double city of Sippara on the east and west banks of the Euphrates. It was not the name of a people. Sepharvaim means “the two Sipparas” as in the two cities of Sippara (Sippar-Yahrurum and Sippar-Ammanum). The origin of the people from the two Sipparas could very well be Sumerian, and today they’re part of those who are known as the Samaritans.

Read also: Jesus was not a Jew

Read also: The Downfall of Apartheid Israel


4 thoughts on “Are Jews the Israelites of the Bible? (Shorter Version)

  1. How can we find others who are not brainwashed? I often feel that I’m the only intelligent and am certainly the only honest human in a city of half a million people. The cheap and portable networked computers called smartphones have quickly turned our society into a dumbed-down mob that ostracizes anyone who is the least bit of a nonconformist. (See recent articles on political correctness.) Humans are by nature social creatures and isolation causes us pain. But given the choice of being alone or being surrounded by stupidity I’ll stay solitary, in spite of the anguish.


      • The problem with groups is the group psychology and herding where all you ever get from a crowd is the lowest common denominator. And Einstein’s definition of insanity is doing the same thing over again and expecting a different result. I’ve been doing what you suggest and going to groups ,and even started one of my own, for four years now and the more I learn, the more separated I become, because the gulf between me and the herd keeps growing larger. I’ve been going to a bible study group at the nearby church and even though they’re all adults and mostly all grey-haired, they mostly all act and talk more childish and naïve than my next-door neighbor’s actual 5- and 7-yr-olds. After six months of going to that church there is only one person there who has spoken to me as one human to another. All it takes is just one person. I need a group like I need a hole in the head.


        • Be careful on how you see people, especially as you say you’re a Christian. Not everyone is interested in what you are interested in. Therefore, they may not have the same zeal to dig into certain subjects as you do. Keep this verse in mind:

          “Knowledge makes people arrogant, but love builds people up.” 1 Corinthians 8:1

          From what we’ve read of your comments so far, you are very close of fulfilling the first half. Concentrate on the second half. You’d be the happier for it and so would God of you.


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