WAS YAHSHUA A JEW?
Bertrand L. Comparet
In the past we have proven that Yahshua was not a Jew
by religion. The Jews based their religion on the Babylonian Talmud, which
was at that time called the tradition of the elders. Yahshua's whole ministry
was one constant battle against the evils of Judaism. We have learned that Yahshua
was a true Israelites of the tribe of Judah, by race.
We have also learned that the Jews of Yahshua's time
included mongrel descendants of Shelah, the mongrel mixed multitude which
followed the Israelites out of Egypt. This mixed multitude consisted of the
various Canaanite people in Palestine, including the Jebusites, Hittites,
Hivites, Perizzites and the Amonites. Now do you understand why Yahshua said
that He was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel? In John
10:14,26-27 Yahshua tells the Jews, "I know My sheep, and they know Me.
* * But ye believe not because ye are not of My sheep, as I said unto you, My
sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me".
The tiny remnant which came back to Palestine from the
Babylonian captivity, did leave some descendants in Palestine, these were
Yahshua's sheep. He said He knew them, they knew Him and they followed Him. All
those in Palestine who became Christians were true members of the tribes of
Judah or Benjamin. The Jews weren't members of any of the tribes of Israel, for
Yahshua said they were not of His sheep.
Now we know who it was who constituted the Jews in
Yahshua's time. If you want to bring it up to date, and find out who the Jews
are in our own day, we must add one more racial element. Of course the Jews of
Yahshua's day are among them, but there is another element, the Khazars.
Meanwhile, we must return to the Jews of Palestine. As
you know, by 68 A.D. the Romans had found the rascality of the Palestinian Jews
so intolerable, they began the campaign, which resulted in the fall of Jerusalem
in 70 A.D. The Jews were then expelled from Palestine. Most of them migrated in
large numbers to what was then called Byzantium, later called Constantinople and
today is known as Istanbul. This faces the Bosphorus, which is the outlet of the
Here the Jews again demonstrated the truth of the Bible's
lessons, that conduct is the product of character. As Yahshua said to these
Jews, "Ye are of your father the devil and the lusts of your father ye will
do". By about the year 300 A.D., the Jews' rascality had again become so
intolerable that they were expelled again. After being expelled from Byzantium,
the people that are called Jews today, moved northeast into the Khazar kingdom.
About the year 150 A.D. the Khazars, an Asiatic people
related to the Turks, migrated westward from central Asia and established a
great empire. This empire covered what is today southwestern Russia, north of
the Aral Sea, Caspian Sea, and the Black Sea, including the Don and Dnieper
valleys and the Crimea.
About 740 A.D. Bulan the Kagan, or king of the Khazars,
was converted to the religion of Judaism, together with some 4,000 of the most
powerful nobility of the kingdom. In those days, it wasn't healthful for a
subject to be in religious conflict with that of the king or with the baron on
whose land he lived. In due course, most of the Khazars became Jews by religion.
In fact, it became part of the kingdom's constitution that no one but a Jew by
religion could be king. The principle languages spoken were Khazar, called
Yiddish today, and Turkish.
During the great invasion by the Mongols under Genghis
Khan, many of the Judaized Khazars were dispersed into what is now Poland and
Lithuania. These Khazars constitute the Slavic Jews of today, those with names
such as Minsky, Baranov and Moscowitz, the latter often shortened to Mosk.
Since much of the western part of this area has been at
one time or another ruled by Austrian or Germanic people who brought in their
own language, these Khazars also took Germanic names such as Gold or Goldberg,
Rosenberg, Eisler and so forth. If you wonder how they can be so much like the
other Jews, historical documents written at the time of the Khazar Empire, which
was at its greatest height, refer to their tradition that their ancestors
originally came from the region of Mount Seir, which is Edom, the home of the
If you wish to look up further details, you will find
brief articles on the Khazars in various encyclopedias such as the Britannica;
the Jewish encyclopedia has six pages on this subject. In some places it is
spelled Khazar and in other Chazar and there are even other variations. It is
also discussed in "A History of the Jews" by Solomon Grayzel, and
"A History of the Jews" by Prof. H. Graetz. Both of these books are
published by the Jewish Publication Society of America.
The most thorough discussion of the whole problem is
found in that magnificent historical research, "The Iron Curtain Over
America" by Col. John Beatty. Col. Beatty is an historian and professor
of history; his works are used as text books in more than 700 colleges and
universities. "Iron Curtain Over America" is one of the most
thoroughly documented and accurate works ever put in print. It is well worth the
price you have to pay, it should be in the library of every patriotic American
and good Christian.
Perhaps you are wondering why the Bible sometimes speaks
well of the Jews. For instance Paul saying that he was a Jew of Tarsus. If you
will look up these few instances in a good concordance, such as Strong's, you
will find that each instance the translators had written Jew in English, where
it wasn't used in the original Greek, the word used was loudaios, which doesn't
mean Jew, but means a Judean. A Judean is a person whose home is in the land of
Judea or southern Palestine. It has no religious connotation and it hasn't any
racial connotation either. It is purely a geographic term, such as Californian.
A Californian could be white, black, brown or yellow by
race. He could be Christian, Jew, Buddhist or atheist. So a loudaious was merely
a person who lived in Judea where, as we saw, there were quite a few Israelites
of the tribe of Judah and Benjamin. There were far more Canaanite Jews and also
a general mixture of Romans, Greeks, Syrians, Egyptians, etc.
It is true that Christian salvation was first offered in
the land of Judea. Hence, to those who were living there, the loudios, and
later, as the apostles traveled from city to city, it was soon offered to the
Greeks. Salvation was never offered to the Jews as a preferred class, for you
will remember that Yahshua taught only hard to understand parables when there
were Jews around. Yahshua, afterwards and in private, explained the parables to
Yahshua explained privately, that He spoke among the Jews
only in parables "lest at any time they should be converted, and their sins
should be forgiven them". Both Matthew 13:10-15 and Mark 4:10-12
record this. Yahshua was taking great pains to see that the Jews couldn't
understand His teachings and be converted. He was preaching only to the lost
sheep of the house of Israel. These were the members of the tribes of Judah and
Benjamin, which He said were His sheep, who knew His voice and followed Him.
Yahshua rejected the Jews as the children of their father the devil.
Now to sum it up, the Jews are not and never were, any
part of any tribe of Israel. They include various mixtures of Egyptians,
Babylonians, Canaanites, Edomites, and Khazars. Yahshua was a pure blooded
Israelite of the tribe of Judah, without any Jewish ancestry, He was not a
Jew by religion either.
Think this over carefully. The group of nations which we
loosely group under the term Anglo Saxon, includes the people of the British
Isles, the Scandinavian countries, nearly all of Germany, Holland, and some few
of the people of France and Belgium. Also included are the closely related
people found in Austria, some of the Swiss, Czechs, some of the Hungarians,
North Italians and Spanish. Also included are the descendants of these people
now living in the United States, Canada, Australia and South Africa. All these
people are the living descendants of the people named Israel of the Bible. We
are blood brothers of our Savior, Yahshua.