posted on Jan, 28 2014 @ 09:33 AM
there were twelve tribes of Israel, which tribe would it be.
And that's where the very nature of the current nation of Israel becomes confusing. Israel was a kingdom, set aside from Judah the second kingdom.
However, the only two tribes that can be accounted for in Israel today, are Judah and Levi, the only two tribes that has no part in the ancient
kingdom of Israel. For this reason the nationalist Hasidim and other orthodox Jews want to change the name of Israel given by the UN into Judah or
Judea. Levi actually has no right to any land according to the Bible, being they were to be a holy priesthood.
Further, claiming Judah decent is spurious, the great majority of the population of Judah in today's Israel are Europeans who at some point converted
to the Jewish religion, and have no real historical links or rights to the Land. This is in part the reason why Jews today trace their lineage on the
mother's side, since nearly all Judahites present in Israel today are decendants of one of a handful women of Judah decent who lived in Rome roughly a
millennium ago (a genetic bottleneck).
Most of the original decendants to the ancient Jews are today Syrians and Libanese, Jordanians and so on, and have been so since Assyria occupied and
enslaved them. They never moved back after the fall of Assyria. And then came Babylon. The bible tells us that only a small group of Judahites
returned to Jerusalem after the captivity, the others were scattered around the world and married into other families of non-Jewish decent. So in
effect, the Palestinians who are mostly Arabs are the sons of Abraham and Semites, while most of the Jews are Europeans and Japhetites.
Confusing to say the least.
edit on 28-1-2014 by Utnapisjtim because: Strange typo
edit on 28-1-2014 by Utnapisjtim because:
"blood" became "word" became "world". Need a new brain and a new keyboard, too much coffee in both...