Ishmael, Edom and Israel and the Attack Upon America
The world is still reeling from the effects of the September 11, 2001, attack upon America by way of the Pentagon in Washington D.C. and the World Trade Center Towers in New York City. Much has already been written and much more will yet be heard about these heinous acts of terrorism. However, next to nothing has been said about the identity and millennia-long history of those involved in these events. The reason for this is found in the fact that few people today know the identity, that is, the biblical identity of today's Arabs, Jews and Anglo-Americans. Furthermore, most people are unaware that the identity of all three groups are intertwined and have been since the times of biblical antiquity. Moreover, few people know that the basis for what occurred on September 11 is found in the religious rivalries of Islam, Judaism and Christianity. Who are these players and what role do they play upon the world stage?
We have been told by government and mainline media sources that Arab factions were involved in this attack upon America. But who are today's Arabs? Where did they come from? And why do they hate America so much that they have labeled it "the head of the serpent" and "the Great Satan"?
From Genesis 12 forward, the Bible is the story of Abraham and his descendants. The Arab people, although darkened over the centuries from mixing with darker races, are originally descended from Abraham. Under the heading "Ishmael," The Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia points to this Abrahamic connection:
Ishmael: In the Old Testament, the elder son of the Hebrew patriarch Abraham … and the reputed ancestor of a group of Arabian tribes…. The region occupied by these Ishmaelites included most of central and northern Arabia. Muslims regard themselves as the descendants of Ishmael. "Ishmael," The Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia (New York, NY: Funk & Wagnalls, Inc., 1972) Vol. 13, p. 461
Under the heading "ISHMAELITE," The Zondervan Pictorial Bible Dictionary confirms this genetic link with Abraham:
ISHMAELITE … a descendant of Ishmael, the son of Abraham and Hagar…. The 12 sons of Ishmael, and his Egyptian wife, became princes and progenitors of as many tribes…. All Arabs, following Mohammed's example, claim descent from Ishmael. "ISHMAELITE," The Zondervan Pictorial Bible Dictionary (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Publishing House, 1963) p. 387
Under the heading "ISHMAELITES," The Universal Jewish Encyclopedia further establishes this same biblical connection:
ISHMAELITES, a people frequently mentioned in the Bible, for example in Gen. 37:25 and Judges 8:24; they were Arab nomads who traded with Egypt…. According to Gen. 25:12-18, the Ishmaelites (like the Israelites) were divided into twelve tribes and pitched their tents in Northern Arabia as far as the borders of Egypt and Assyria…. The Arabs themselves derive their descent from Ishmael. "ISHMAELITES," The Universal Jewish Encyclopedia (New York, NY: The Universal Jewish Encyclopedia, Inc., 1941) Vol. 5, pp. 609-610
As the biblical story goes, Abraham had another son, Isaac, by his wife Sarah. Therefore, although only a half brother to Isaac, Ishmael would have been the uncle of Esau and Jacob, Isaac's twin sons. Hence, Ishmael's descendants, the Arabs, are also related to Esau's and Jacob's descendants, the Edomites and the Israelites.
Genesis 25 records that Rebekah bore Isaac paternal twin sons, Esau, whose name was changed to Edom, and Jacob, whose name was changed to Israel. While still in the womb the two sons of Isaac "struggled together within her." Yahweh explained this rivalry to Rebekah:
…Two nations are in thy womb, and two manner of people shall be separated from thy bowels; and the one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the elder [Esau] shall serve the younger [Jacob]. (Genesis 25:23)
Soon after the two boys had grown, this promise began to find its fulfillment. Genesis 25 relates that Esau sold his birthright to Jacob for a bowl of red beans. Genesis 27 relates that the patriarchal blessing also became the possession of Jacob. As a result of the subsequent bitterness and jealousy, Esau would have destroyed Jacob had Yahweh not intervened.
The struggle of nations, which began in Rebekah's womb, continued as these two boys grew to manhood, and it endures today in their modern-day descendants. Ezekiel 35:5 and Amos 1:11 speak of the Edomites' "perpetual hatred" and "wrath forever" toward Israelites. But "who is who" in this continuing struggle? It is recorded in Genesis 36 that Esau is Edom and that he was the father of the Edomites. However, most people do not know who the Edomites became. The following four witnesses, all of them Jewish, testify to the Edomites' new identity:
…in the days of John Hyrcanus (end of the second century B.C.E.) … the [non-Israelite] Edomites became a section of the Jewish people. "EDOM," Encyclopaedia Judaica (Jerusalem, Israel: Encyclopaedia Judaica Company, 1971) Vol. 6, p. 378
They [the non-Israelite Edomites] were then incorporated with the Jewish nation…. "EDOM, IDUMEA," The Jewish Encyclopedia (New York & London: Funk and Wagnalls Company, 1904) Vol. V, p. 41
…from then on they [the non-Israelite Edomites] constituted a part of the Jewish people, Herod [King of Judea] being one of their descendants. "EDOM (Idumea)," The New Standard Jewish Encyclopedia (Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1977) p. 589
…they [the Edomites] were hereafter no other than [non-Israelite] Jews. Flavius Josephus, The Antiquities of the Jews (Grand Rapids, MI: Dregel Publications, 1960) Book XIII, Chapter IX, Verse 1, p. 279
It was the progeny of these same "Jews" who, by way of interbreeding, became part of the Khazar kingdom, and who, between the seventh and ninth centuries AD, adopted the religion of Judaism. According to the previously cited Jewish encyclopedias, it was these Khazar Jews who were the progenitors of the vast majority of today's Jewish people, including today's Zionist Jews who spuriously claim right to the land of Israel, including that which was previously owned and controlled by the Palestinian Arabs. Consequently, the majority of today's Jewish people are known as "Jews" not because they are descended from Jacob/Israel but rather because their Edomite/Khazar progenitors adopted the religion of Judaism. The authors of The Jewish Almanac (1980) obviously recognized that today's Jews are rarely genetic Israelites. The first chapter is entitled "IDENTITY CRISIS." The first sentence succinctly admits to this anthropological fact:
Strictly speaking, it is incorrect to call an ancient Israelite a "Jew" or to call a contemporary Jew an "Israelite" or a "Hebrew." "IDENTITY CRISIS," The Jewish Almanac , compiled and edited by Richard Siegel and Carl Rheins (New York, NY: Bantam Books, 1980) p. 3
This fact is confirmed by several other Jewish sources such as The Jewish Encyclopedia (1905), The Universal Jewish Encyclopedia (1941), the Encyclopaedia Judaica (1971), The New Standard Jewish Encyclopedia (1977), as well as individual Jewish authors such as Nathan M. Pollock, Professor of Medieval Jewish History of Tel Aviv, Bernard Lazare, Robert Quillan, Dr. Benjamin Freedman, Arthur Koestler, James Yaffe, Paul Meyer and many more.
If today's Jews are non-Israelites, then who exactly are today's genetic Israelites? The Israelites have not gone out of existence as some people teach. If they have, then Yahweh is not true to His Word because He promised that they would never cease as a nation before him:
Thus saith Yahweh, which giveth the sun for a light by day, and the ordinances of the moon and of the stars for a light by night, which divideth the sea when the waves thereof roar…. If those ordinances depart from before me, saith Yahweh, then the seed of Israel also shall cease from being a nation before me for ever…. If heaven above can be measured, and the foundations of the earth searched out beneath, I will also cast off all the seed of Israel for all that they have done, saith Yahweh. (Jeremiah 31:35-37)
Although most contemporary Israelites are oblivious to their own identity, Yahweh has not forgotten who they are:
…O Jacob my servant; and Israel, whom I have chosen … thou art my servant: I have formed thee…. O Israel, thou shalt not be forgotten of me. (Isaiah 44:1-21)
It is impossible for Yahweh to forget Israel or He could never fulfill His Word as found, for example, in Jeremiah 31:
Behold, the days come, saith Yahweh, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah: Not according to the [Mosaic] covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith Yahweh. (Jeremiah 31:31-32)
Of course Yahweh's Word is always faithfully fulfilled, and thus, just as He promised, it has been Israelites with whom the New Covenant has been made. Take a globe and draw circles around the landmasses wherein true Christianity has flourished, and you will find that your circles encompass those nations primarily comprised of Celtic, Germanic, Scandinavian, Anglo-Saxon and kindred peoples. Either these peoples comprise Israel or Yahweh has not been true to His word, and He has established His New Covenant with someone other than those to whom He promised the New Covenant. Yahweh was and still is true to His word, and it has been the Celto-Saxon peoples who, in accordance with Jeremiah's prophecy, have most readily embraced the New Covenant religion of Christianity. They above all peoples have been most responsive to
Yahshua's call of salvation over the last two-thousand years. In fact, the other nations would be oblivious to Christianity had it not been for the Celto-Saxons' proliferation of the New Covenant message.
This mark of the Israelites alone unequivocally identifies today's Israelites. However, not only do the Celto-Saxon peoples fulfill the marks of Israel as described in Jeremiah 31; they likewise fulfill all of the biblical marks of Israel.* Moreover, archaeology and history verify this genetic link between the biblical Israelites and the Celto-Saxon peoples.** Therefore, it is today's Celto-Saxons, not today's Khazar Jews, who are today's true Israelites.
The Consequences of Misidentification
The United States supports the spurious State of Israel in Palestine to the tune of about $20 million dollars per day. It has not been lost on the Arab nations that the State of Israel could not exist and could not be stealing their land if it were not for the United States' assistance. Therefore, the September 11 attack upon America is connected to the Zionist conquest of Arab lands and the murder of Arab lives, which are unfortunately financed by American tax dollars under the guise that today's Jews are Israelites. In other words, this terrorist incident is, at its core, unequivocally linked with the question: "Who are today's true Israelites?" It also reveals just how important the answer to this question should be to our families, our friends and to each of us individually. I forewarned of the potential possibility of such a conflict or war with Arab nations in the booklet Israel's Identity: It Matters! published in December 2000.
Because America has misidentified Israel and consequently backed the Zionist movement, many in the Arab world have become the avowed enemies of both Israelis and Americans alike. As described in The Jewish Almanac , we, indeed, have an identity crisis as it concerns those involved in the events of September 11. And we will continue to have this crisis and the horrific consequences that accompany these cases of misidentification until we figure out "who is who" as it pertains to Ishmael, Edom and Israel.
*God's Covenant People: Yesterday, Today and Forever, a 465-page book by Ted R. Weiland, provides a documented dissertation biblically identifying Israel with today's Celtic, Germanic, Scandinavian, Anglo-Saxon and kindred peoples.
**Missing Links Discovered in Assyrian Tablets by Archaeologist Raymond E. Capt verifies the Celto-Saxon people's Israel heritage from archaeological evidence.
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