Where did the word “Jew” come from?
It’s important to note that the word “Jew” is a relatively new term. The letter “J” was not even used in the English language until the 1600s and was not part of common vernacular until the 1700s. The word “Jew” was not in use until the 18th century.
If we examine today’s King James Version of the Bible, which has many errors and mistranslations, we don’t even find the word “Jew” until 2 Kings 16:6. These references to “Jews” in the Old Testament were pertaining to “Judahites” – people who were of the Tribe of Judah. Later, in the New Testament, the word “Jew” is used in reference to a “Judean”, or someone who was living in the Roman province called Judea.
Who were the “Judeans”?
The most authoritative sources that describe the racial composition of the province of Judea are Roman historians writing around the time of Christ. Strabo the Geographer, describes the multi-racial makeup of Judea and the surrounding region in Chapter 2 of Geography:
“Beginning from Cilicia and Mount Amanus, we set down as parts of Syria, Commagene, and the Seleucis of Syria, as it is called, then Cœle-Syria, lastly, on the coast, Phœnicia, and in the interior, Judæa. Some writers divide the whole of Syria into Cœlo-Syrians, Syrians, and Phœnicians, and say that there are intermixed with these four other nations, Jews [Judeans], Idumæans, Gazæans, and Azotii, some of whom are husbandmen, as the Syrians and Cœlo-Syrians, and others merchants, as the Phœnicians.”
Strabo the Geographer lived from 64 BC to 24 AD and clearly describes this region as “intermixed” with different races of people at the time of his writing.
The Judean historian Flavius Josephus describes how the Idumeans (Edomites) became known as “Judeans” through a forced conversion by John Hyrcanus, who was the ruler of Judea around 130 BC….
“Hyrcanus took also Dora and Marissa, cities of Idumea, and subdued all the Idumeans [Edomites]; and permitted them to stay in that country, if they would circumcise their genitals, and make use of the laws of the Jews [Judeans]; and they were so desirous of living in the country of their forefathers, that they submitted to the use of circumcision, 25 and of the rest of the Jewish [Judean] ways of living; at which time therefore this befell them, that they were hereafter no other than Jews [Judeans].”
This is very significant because it describes exactly how the race of Edomites became “Judeans” or citizens of Judea.
From the time of 130 BC onward, Judea was a multi-racial province, to include genetic Judahites (descendants of the Israelites or “house of Israel”) and also Idumeans (descendants of the Edomites), as well as Canaanites and others.
There are many sources suggesting that Jews are in fact related to the Khazars, a population that inhabited southern Ukraine. “Many have speculated that the Khazars became the ancestors of Ashkenazi Jews.
… In 2012, Israeli researcher Eran Elhaik published a study claiming to prove that Khazar ancestry is the single largest element in the Ashkenazi gene pool… Israel seems finally to have thrown in the towel. A blue-ribbon team of scholars from leading research institutions and museums has just issued a secret report to the government, acknowledging that European Jews are in fact Khazars. “
The Edomite-Khazar connection:
“In the first millennium AD we find a large-scale migration of Edomites and Canaanites into the Khazaria region, who then mixed themselves with the native inhabitants…. The genetic and historical ties to the Khazaria region may explain why Jewish Neo-Conservatives, such as Victoria Nuland and Robert Kagan, have played an active role in destabilizing Crimea in Ukraine. We also find the Jewish globalist George Soros (real name György Schwartz), who financially supported the Ukrainian Maiden Revolution”
Why do we see so much “subterfuge” – to quote Gerald Soman – regarding the true identity of the Jewish race? There are a few obvious reasons:
- It is key to the Zionist movement and the takeover of Israel/Palestine.
- It gives Jews an endless “get out of jail free” card with Christians, who FALSELY continue to view Jews as the chosen race of the Bible. (“And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee” – Genesis 12:3)
- and endlessly more…
“…you will notice the great difference between the Jewish and Christian religions. But these are not all. We consider the two religions so different that one excludes the other. …we emphasized that there is no such thing as a Judeo-Christian religion. There is not any similarity between the two concepts.”
– Rabbi Moshe M. Maggal (President, National Jewish Information Service) letter, 21 August 1961.
Based on all available evidence, Gerald Soman was indeed correct when he asserted that the true identity of the Jewish race is that of Edomites.