The Sephardim

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By Biblicism Institute

The chosen Hebrews were the ones God had the Old Covenant with (not converted Jews). They’re all dead.

“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

Today the Ashkenazim comprise the majority of those who are known as Jews, whereas the Sephardim constitute the biggest minority.

Since the Sephardim are not Hebrews, it is very important to understand what the bible and history have to say about them, 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.

Sephardim is derived from the word Sephard or Sepharad. Its origin is from the Persian word 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, 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.

“The sons of Japheth: Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras. And the sons of Gomer: ASHKENAZ, and Riphath, and Togarmah. And the sons of Javan: Elishah, and Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim. By these were the isles of the Gentiles divided in their lands; every one after his tongue, after their families, in their nations.” (Genesis 10:2-5)

Consider the terrible irony! Sephardic Jews (along with their Ashkenazic coreligionists) are themselves the Gentiles that many rabbis warn their congregations not to marry.

And 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.

Even the prophet Obadiah, who prophesied about the ancient Judahites in Sepharad, was a convert. He was an Edomite, not a Hebrew. Now Edom or Esau was the brother of Jacob or Israel. His country was situated on portions of both present-day Jordan and Palestine.

So why did God pick an Edomite preacher and not a Hebrew one? Because God knows very well that a prophet is never accepted in his own home – ask Jesus. And because God wanted Edom to pay for what he had done to his brother Jacob, He called on an Edomite prophet to warn them, knowing the homegrown prophet would be rejected. Otherwise he would have sent an Israelite, like he did with Jonah the Hebrew in Nineveh (Modern Iraq) where they all repented (and converted and became known later on as Karaites or Karaite Jews) to Jonah’s chagrin. As expected, the Edomites did not repent and suffered the consequences. They were totally wiped out, but Judah did return home.

“Esau I have hated, and I have turned his hill country into a wasteland and left his inheritance to the desert jackals.” Malachi 1:3

God did the same thing to the Hebrews. He sent them one of their own, Jesus, so He could get revenge for all the prophets they had killed, Jesus included. They also got wiped out, but the Church was born.

“Behold, your house is being left to you desolate!” Matthew 23:38


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 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.


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: Whatever Happened to the Hebrew Tribes?

Read also: Church Services Are NOT Biblical

3 thoughts on “The Sephardim

  1. Is there any connection between the Sephardim in this article and the Sepharvaim of II Kings 17 and a possible link to abortion today? After all Canaan-Baal was an issue in Biblical times as the Hebrews did not purge the land, thus have they morphed through cultures to today?


    • 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 themselves could very well be Sumerian. Today people from there are amongst those who are known as the Samaritans.

      “The king of Assyria brought people from Babylon, Kuthah, Avva, Hamath and Sepharvaim and settled them in the towns of Samaria to replace the Israelites. They took over Samaria and lived in its towns.” 2 Kings 17:24

      No link to abortion whatsoever. Abortion is an issue that crosses racial divide. It has more to do with sin, selfishness, and murder than some concocted connection to Baal, Moloch, or even other races. People from the 2 Sipparas or the land of Canaan have nothing to do with today’s mores.

      Plus, remember that when the people of old sacrificed their babies to Baal or Moloch, the babies were already born. With abortion they kill the babies inside the wombs, not to satisfy Baal or Moloch, but to satisfy themselves.


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