Originally posted by Colonel
Oh, you ewant to talk about the Bible?
Well, that's were the story of the Jews comes from
Originally posted by Colonel
Ok, I can prove to you that the Jews weren't white. Esau was the father of the so called white people or should I say, the Edomites..
24 And when her days to be delivered were fulfilled, behold, there were twins in her womb.
25 And the first came out red, all over like an hairy garment; and they called his name Esau.
26 And after that came his brother out, and his hand took hold on Esau's heel; and his name was called Jacob: and Isaac was threescore years old
when she bare them.
Now, who is red and hairy---Black people right? Now, I don't remember Jesus being a Jew ever being an Edomite---even tho they got him looking like
Well, I can't say that I've ever seen a red hairy person. That would be interesting.
Let's settle this question of "Are the Jews white?". Not actually, I'd say that they look a little bit closer to brown. But if by white you mean
not black. I'd have to say the they were white.
The Jews were dispersed from their homeland and Jerusalem around 70 A.D.(1)Josephus, the most credible secular historian to record the existence of
Jesus, wrote about this event in his book "The War of Jews" in 75 A.D. Josephus, born in Jerusalem in 37 A.D. was himself a Jew.
The Romans tore down the Temple and the walls of Jerusalem against the will of Caesar. Josephus then speaks of the "multitude of those that were made
slaves."(1 pg.11) The destruction of Jerusalem was so great, that the place where the temple once stood, was turned into fields for farmers. (3)
In 135 AD Emperor Hadrian rebuilds Jerusalem, but Jews were banned from the city. Jerusalem is renamed Aelia Capitolina and the country renamed
Palestine.(2) 6 years after Mohammed's death, Jews are finally admitted into Jerusalem once again. In 1099 Crusaders led by Godfrey de Bouillon
capture Jerusalem and Jews and Muslims are all killed. The capture and recapture of the city goes back and forth between the Crusaders and various
empires for another 1000 years.
In 1860, we begin to see the first Jewish settlement outside walls of the city since the Romans destroyed it in 70 AD. Finally in 1947, after 1,877
years, the UN passes a resolution to create a Jewish state. The 6-day war in 1967, gave the Jews complete control of Jerusalem for the first time in
nearly 1,900 years.
Now that you are wondering what the point of this history lesson was, I will tell you. The destruction of Jerusalem was foretold 490 years earlier by
the prophet Daniel.(Daniel 9:25-27
) This came to
pass just as it was said. Even though the Jews were scattered, God promised that they would always be know, and not forgotten. He said, as long as the
sun and the moon existed, they would be
) The Jews were
never forgotten. How else could they have been banned numerous times when Jerusalem was rebuilt?
Just as it was prophesied that they would be scattered, and Jerusalem destroyed. It was also prophesied that they would be re gathered again.
) God said that they would be re
gatherd from the "the four corners of the earth". In 1900, there were only about 40,000 Jews in Palestine. By 1948 it had grown to about 500,000,
and today there are close to 5,000,000 Jews living in Israel. (4) This sounds like a re gathering to me.
One other prophecy was that, once the Jews were re gathered again, they would never loose their inheritance. The prophet Amos said that they would
never again be uprooted.(Amos 9:14-15
) It was also
prophesied that the nations would all be brought together at Jerusalem,
and He would judge them for scattering
So let's review this lesson. The Jews were scattered as foretold. They were never forgotten, even when they were not in Israel. God said that they
wouldn't be. They have be re gathered to Israel as it was prophesied. God said that once they were re gathered, they would never be scattered again.
So in view of this information, how do we know who the real Jews are? Simply turn on the TV, and watch the news. You will see them in the news most
every day. In Jerusalem, and throughout Israel. And, they are not black! Seeing is believing.
So anytime you read a thread stating that the
real Jews are black. Please point them to this information.
Also, it has also been prophesied that God would bring the nations together in Jerusalem, so don't expect them to be out of the news anytime soon.
1. Josephus Flavius "The War of the Jews" (75 A.D.)
2. "Jerusalem: Where Heaven and Earth Met" History Channel
3. Eusebius "The Proof of the Gospel" (300 AD)
4. UN Population History i-cias.com...
[Edited on 24-3-2004 by dbates]
[Edited on 3-6-2004 by dbates]