Who and What is a Jew?

UNDERSTANDING ‘JEWS’ AND ISRAELITES

As written in the Biblical scriptures, the Israelites/Children of Israel are the chosen people of God Almighty consisting of 12 identifying Tribal origins.  To be an Israelite one must first descend from the seed of Noah’s son Shem.  From Shem came Abraham, Isaac, and then Jacob (later known as Israel), whom is the father of the 12 Tribes of Israel/Israelites.  The term ‘Jew’ is used in scripture as the short form of the word Judah, relating to one of those 12 Tribes i.e. the Tribe of Judah.  This Tribe at a point in history became a Tribe of Kings and were the leaders of the 12 Tribes.  And then at another point in history 10 of the Tribes were taken away into Assyrian captivity, and all 12 Tribes became known as ‘Jews’ collectively because they were led by Judah.

Example:

That Hanani, one of my brethren, came, he and certain men of Judah; and I asked them concerning the Jews that had escaped, which were left of the captivity, and concerning Jerusalem.
018 Relief showing Assyrian lion hunts, 668-631 BC
To comprehend the above verse it must be understood that 10 of the 12 Tribes went into Assyrian captivity for 3 and 1/2 years.  Obviously this would mean that 2 of the Tribes were not held captive and when it says “concerning the Jews that had escaped”, it’s not talking about the Tribe of Judah, it’s talking about the 10 Tribes that were imprisoned.  so this is literally referring to all 12 Tribes as Jews.

 

HEBREW FAITH VS. JUDAISM

To properly comprehend this let us separate in our minds those who are Hebrews of the Hebrew Faith from those who are Jewish of the religion of Judaism. The Hebrew Faith preceded Judaism by centuries, and these are not the same.  Judaism is in fact a derivative of the Hebrew Faith but Judaism has added to it the culture of the people of Khazar.  It is commonly known that Jewish people do not use the said ‘New’ Testament or believe that Yhshua was the Messiah.  Whereas there are many Hebrews who don’t read the ‘New’ Testament this is because of the Transatlantic Slave Trade and our people being cut off from reading during the time of the printing of the ‘New’ Testament.  There are no scriptures that refer to the people as Jewish or the Faith of our Fathers as Judaism, but rather The Hebrew Faith.

Examples:

And there came one that had escaped, and told Abram the Hebrew; for he dwelt in the plain of Mamre the Amorite, brother of Eshcol, and brother of Aner: and these were confederate with Abram.
And they said, The God of the Hebrews hath met with us: let us go, we pray thee, three days’ journey into the desert, and sacrifice unto the Lord our God; lest he fall upon us with pestilence, or with the sword.

 

JEWISH PEOPLE ARE NOT JUDAH

As previously stated to be and Israelite you must descend from the seed of Shem.  To be what the Bible describes as a ‘Jew’ you must be of one of the 12 Tribes.  Jewish people of Caucasian origin  predominantly descend from Noah’s son Japheth, and not Shem, so they are not Shemitic, and that is also why they claim to be ‘Semitic‘.  There is no Biblical or historical character named Sem.

This is not for us to be hateful or racist toward them or anyone, it’s just to state the facts. 

 

NOT TO BE CONFUSED BY HEBREW LANGUAGE

Additionally because Jewish people are said to speak Hebrew, this confuses many into thinking that they are of the Hebrew Faith, that Hebrews are Jewish, or that Hebrew is only a Language.  Jewish people speak a Yiddish slang of the Hebrew Language, this again is something that is a derivative, but not the original.  

 

HEBREW IS NOT A NATIONALITY

Hebrew is a Language yes, but the Hebrew Faith is a way of life and not a Nationality or Religion. Hebrew Israelite is not a Nationality.  Our Nationalities are held via the Table of Nations and are determined by the seed of the father and the father’s father by Tribal origin.  Our Nationalities therefore are Israelites of whatever descending Tribe ex. (Israelite – Tribe of Benjamin).  We are Israelites of the Hebrew Faith, but again…..Hebrew is not part of our Nationality.

 

HEBREWS VS. ISRAELITES

There are people of the Hebrew Faith of all Nationalities and cultures, however, this doesn’t make them Israelites.  You can not become an Israelite simply by becoming a Hebrew, no more than you can become Chinese by becoming a Buddhist.  

Spiritual Israelites?  You can spiritually conduct yourself as would an Israelite in the Hebrew Faith, but you CAN NOT be an Israelite just because of your conduct, you must be an Israelite by blood.  Anyone can be a Hebrew, but not anyone can be an Israelite.