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12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
but consider the possibility that the majority of the Jews are actually Ashkenazi (from the Khazar region) and are Europeans...who invaded Palestine with help from Hitler. Vide, the Transfer agreement. and British support. Vide Balfour declaration.
Now what?????? the Jews that originated in the ME and at the time of Christ are practically invisible and inconsequential.
Blood lines are very important to God. As far as Ishmael being a descendant of Shem’s you’re correct. The word Hebrew first appears in Genesis 14:13 and refers to Abraham. Many believe that Hebrew is derived from Eber, one of Abraham’s ancestors. But Ishmael wasn’t a Hebrew for two reasons. One is that Ishmael was half Egyptian, but the main one is that God commanded Abraham to disinherit Ishmael because he was not God’s intended heir for him. (Genesis 21:8-13) Isaac was the son through whom the line would continue with the birth of Isaac’s son Jacob, later called Israel. God made Ishmael the father of the Arab nations.
It’s also true that many of the inhabitants of Israel today are Europeans whose ancestors may be the Khazars, who were driven west from the area around the Caspian Sea to settle Eastern Europe over 1000 years ago. But included among them is the Remnant of Israel that God promised always to preserve. It’s for the sake of this remnant that God created the nation Israel in 1948. It was a dramatic fulfillment of prophecies in Ezekiel 36 & 37 that man was led to accomplish by the Creator of the Universe, not something we did on our own.
Through your reading you’ve come across the Palestinian argument that even if Israel is the Jewish Promised Land, the people in it today aren’t the ones God gave it too. That argument is inconsistent with Bible Prophecy, and is used by Israel’s enemies to justify their efforts to destroy the Jews.
Also note that Isaiah 56:3-8 gave gentiles who bound themselves to God full rights and privileges in Israel, so even if there weren’t any Jews left from the original 12 tribes, seeing the Jews of today as a fulfillment of Rev. 2:9 & 3:9 would be contrary to God’s promise to them in Isaiah.
Ashkenazi Jews constitute around 35–36% of the Israeli population (and 47.5% of Israeli Jews)
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It has also been suggest that there were lost tribes when Assyria took the northern kingdom but there were people from those tribes that had moved to the south and went into captivity in Babylon .
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There is a Johns Hopkins study of the genetic origin of Jews that tends to confirm the European origin of the Ashkenazi. Also, I recall 90 pc of Israelis are Ashkenazi... take a walk down Rothschild blvd and visit the Israeli Supreme court...note the plaque on the way in, Built for Israel by the Rothschilds...take a video tour of the interior of the court and the non Christian symbolism in there will make your skin crawl.
The info in the Wiki is continuously edited from Israel. so you must be careful with what is there.
Now compare and contrast...the Rothschild banking family with the major Semitic speaking group, the Arabs. who are nearly identical genetically with the original ME Jews. not much similarity...
David Goldstein, a geneticist and director of the Center for Human Genome Variation at the Duke University School of Medicine, said that the questions of whether there was a Khazar contribution to the Ashkenazi Jews’ lineage, or exactly what percentage of mitochondrial variants emanate from Europe, cannot be answered with certainty using present genetic and geographical data. Even if a set of variants are present in a specific region today, that doesn’t mean that the region always had that set of variants. Some variants could have been lost due to drift, or perhaps migration altered the balance of variants present in the population.
“These analyses really do not have any formal statistical inference about evolutionary history in them,” Goldstein wrote in an e-mail to The Scientist. “They are based on direct interpretations of where one finds different [mitochondrial DNA] types today. And so the analyses are largely impressionistic.”
Nevertheless, Goldstein noted that the new study “does offer better resolution of the [mitochondrial DNA] than earlier ones, and so the suggested interpretation could well be right.”
That's solid interpretation right there. We must let Bible interpret Bible and take EVERYTHING in context. Good work!
Hermeneutics /hɜrməˈnjuːtɪks/ is the theory of text interpretation, especially the interpretation of biblical texts, wisdom literature, and philosophical texts. The terms "hermeneutics" and "exegesis" are sometimes used interchangeably. Hermeneutics is a wider discipline that includes written, verbal, and nonverbal communication. Exegesis focuses primarily upon texts. Hermeneutic, as a singular noun, refers to a single particular method or strand of interpretation (see, in contrast, double hermeneutic). The understanding of any written text requires hermeneutics.
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3 For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and you will be commended. 4 For the one in authority is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for rulers do not bear the sword for no reason. They are God’s servants, agents of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer.
Could be, but the ones who created and now live in what they call Israel are all from a specific place, Poland, other than some Jews who were already there.
. . . there are Jews all around the world and who keep a record of their family tree
How would he have done that, exactly, if he did realize that it wasn't true?
. . . also in Luke 4:6 in which Satan says, " I will give you all their AUTHORITY and splendor, for it has been given to me, and I can give it to anyone I want." The logical response of Jesus would have been to dispute Satan if it were not true.
It says "the god of this age".
Secondly, Satan is the god of the world(2 Cor. 4:4) . . .
That was talking about Jesus.
He is the Creator of all things, invisible and visible (Colossians 1:16). Logically, we must conclude that God has a hand in the creation of evil . . .
Think about what is going on in the Ukraine right now, and then you can get an idea of the sort of stuff that was going on in Rome thanks to the rebellions going on in Palestine against the Romans, and the large number of Jews living in the capital of that Empire that was in the process of crushing the Jewish province.
Romans 13 talks about submitting to the authorities as Law Enforcers, because that is what God has ordained them as.