Hello everyone and thanks so much for coming back. This post we are going to look at why the Ashkenazi believe they are Jews, the Old Testament Chosen Ones of God.
There are two major theories that surround this mystery. In this post I will look at both of them, so you my readers can research and decide for yourselves what you want to believe. At the end of course I will share with you my thoughts. So let’s jump right in with theory number one. The DNA theory.
The DNA origins of the European Ashkenazi.
The following will be excerpts from ancient-origins.net and they will be in italics.
19 APRIL, 2018 – 22:55 April Holloway
Where are Ashkenazi Jews from? Their Origins May Surprise You
Ashkenazi Jews are a Jewish ethnic group who have their earliest ancestors from the indigenous tribes of Israel…at least on one side of the family tree. A study published in 2013 in Nature Communications has shown their maternal lineage comes from a different, and possibly unexpected, source.
The research shows the origins of the matrilineal line for the Ashkenazi Jews comes from Europe. This goes against the common belief that Jewish people first arrived in central Europe after the Byzantine–Sasanian War of 602–628 and only began settling in Germany in the Medieval period.
The 2013 study co-author Martin Richards, an archaeogeneticist at the University of Huddersfield in England, said that while Ashkenazi Jews have lived in Europe for many centuries, the results of the study using DNA samples show that most European Jews descend from local people who converted to Judaism, not individuals who left Israel and the Middle East around 2,000 years ago.
Ashkenazi Jews were declared a clear, homogeneous genetic subgroup following a 2006 study. Ashkenazi Jews come from the same genetic group, no matter if their ancestors were from Poland, Russia, Hungary, Lithuania, or another place with a large historical Jewish population. They are all in the same ethnic group.
How could it be that Ashkenazi Jews are just one genetic group? The answer is a relatively simple one: they didn’t reproduce at a noticeable level with others outside their group (not even with other Jewish people). Researchers have shown Ashkenazi Jews were a reproductively isolated population in Europe for about 1000 years.
Now earlier I covered a lot of this, however I would like to answer this question now. Did Jewish men (Hebrews), migrate from Palestine to Europe?
Historical accounts – such as those of Jewish historian Flavius Josephus – suggest that up to 6 million Jews were living in the Roman Empire around 70 AD, but the majority were outside Israel, mainly in Italy and Southern Europe. A minority, only around 500,000, actually lived in Judea. The history of their subsequent northward migration into the rest of Europe is little known, but it had centred on Germany and Poland by the Middle Ages. Today, Ashkenazi Jews are, on average, genetically as closely related to each other as fourth or fifth cousins.
Which Countries Make Up Southern Europe?
Southern Europe occupies the southern part of the continent of Europe. It is also known as Mediterranean Europe, because it borders the Mediterranean Sea on the southern part of the continent. It consists of large countries, namely Spain, Portugal, Greece, Italy, Turkey, and several smaller states such as Monaco, Andorra, Vatican City, Malta, and San Marino.
So even though it is shrouded in mystery, according to Flavius Josephus, a large part of the Jews did migrate to Southern Europe. Which in all accounts is very plausible, but as stated above their northward migration into the rest of Europe, there is little known.
Well then with theory number one, we have a European stock of people on the mothers side, and possibly Jewish on the male side. However, there is no substantial proof that on the male side they come from the Hebrew tribes of Judah or Benjamin. All the DNA tests showed, was that there was also found Near East origin, on the male side.
by Catherine P. Foster
published on 28 April 2011The Near East is traditionally regarded by archaeologists and ancient historians as the region of southwest Asia, specifically the area encircled by the MediterraneanSea, the Black Sea, the Caspian Sea, the Red Sea and the Persian/Arabian Gulf. In modern times this region includes the countries of Israel/Palestine, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey, Jordan, Iraq and western Iran. Some scholars also include Cyprus and Transcaucasia (Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan) in their definition of the Near East, though these should probably be considered “eastern Mediterranean” and “the Caucasus” respectively. Egypt, though certainly a player in terms of Near Eastern ancient history, is often excluded from traditional definitions of Near East. For modern political scientists and journalists, the term “Middle East” is used to refer to the same geographic area. The Near East is generally regarded as the “cradle of civilization” as many milestones in human history, such as the earliest agriculture, writing, and cities, derived from this region.
So even after reading the above, there is absolutely no proof that the male side was from the Hebrew tribes of Judah and Benjamin. But what it does lead us to is theory number two. The Kahzars.
Khazar hypothesis of Ashkenazi ancestry.
The Khazar hypothesis of Ashkenazi ancestry, often called the “Khazar myth” by its critics,: 369: VIII is the hypothesis that Ashkenazi Jews are in large part descended from the Khazars, a multi-ethnic conglomerate of Turkic peoples who formed a semi-nomadic Khanate in the area extending from Eastern Europe to Central Asia. The hypothesis draws on some medievalsources such as the Khazar Correspondence, according to which at some point in the 8th–9th centuries, the ruling elite of the Khazars was said by Judah Halevi and Abraham ibn Daud to have converted to Rabbinic Judaism. The scope of the conversion within the Khazar Khanate remains uncertain: the evidence used to tie the Ashkenazi communities to the Khazars is meager and subject to conflicting interpretations.
Well you can see that the Ashkenazi are quick to dismiss any origin among the Kahzar, but Kahzar is of Near Eastern Mediterranean origins. Therefore it is very possible that this theory is true also. So at this point Theory 1 and 2, are all possible accounts to the DNA origins of the males. But absolutely no proof at all that the DNA is of the tribes of Judah and Benjamin.
Ok to wrap this up I want to look at one more thing, and then I will share what I believe after my research, and then that will be that my friends.
Ok I want to look at one small paragraph in the Kahzar Correspondence. As you all can see I have left a lot of links that you can go back and read, for your own personal research, but I want to lead you to my thoughts and wrap this up.
The Kahzar Correspondence
King Joseph’s reply
- THE LETTER OF JOSEPH THE KING, SON OF AARON THE KING, THE TURK-MAY HIS CREATOR PRESERVE HIM TO THE HEAD OF THE ASSEMBLY, HASDAI, THE SON OF ISAAC, SON OF EZRA
You ask us also in your epistle: “Of what people, of what family, and of what tribe are you?” Know that we are descended from Japheth.
Then he goes on to say from the son Togarmah. Now let’s go to the Bible and check this out.
Genesis 10:1-5 King James Version (KJV)
10 Now these are the generations of the sons of Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth: and unto them were sons born after the flood.
2 The sons of Japheth; Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras.
3 And the sons of Gomer; Ashkenaz, and Riphath, and Togarmah.
4 And the sons of Javan; Elishah, and Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim.
5 By these were the isles of the Gentiles divided in their lands; every one after his tongue, after their families, in their nations.
So we see Japheth begat Gomer, and Gomer begat Ashkenaz, Riphath, and Togarmah. Does this seem a coincidence that Togarmah’s brother bore the name Ashkenaz? I don’t think so.
When you look up the name Ashkenaz in the Brown-Driver-Briggs’ the definition you will find is this.
- Ashkenaz= “a man as sprinkled: fire as scattered
- a descendant of Japheth
- a northern people, perhaps of Bithynia
And what is land of Bithynia?
The ancient province of Bithynia, corresponding roughly to central-northern Turkey, was situated on a fertile plain between Asia Minor in the west, the mountains of Galatia in the South, Pontus to the East and the Black Sea to the North. Nestled in a crossroads of trade, Bithynia flourished for centuries and was highly prized. Its valleys offered abundant grain and game; foothills provided coal, and excellent ports provided a constant flow of trade goods.
A province of central- northern Turkey. What? That’s right friends, and verse 5 of chapter 10 of Genesis stated that they made up the isles of the Gentiles. So what do I think. Well it’s really plain and simple. The Ashkenazi Jews, are not Jews, nor are they Hebrews, nor are they the Chosen Ones of God. They never migrated my friends, they are just Gentiles from the land they always occupied and they accepted Judaism as their faith. And out of some of them, men formed the Synagogue of Satan, and the birth of Zionism, which is mystic Judaism, born from the womb of the mystery religions, Jesus referred to as Mystery Babylon.
Hey have you ever wondered why these so-called Ashkenazi Jews are white, and European looking, and not like the Palestinian Jews, (Sephardic) from the Hebrew tribes of Judah and Benjamin?
So below I’m going to leave you with a video that is a joke, to say the least, listen how this dude explains who the white “Jews”are. He’s a Zionist, but when he starts to describe identity groups as being occult like he actually describes how the Talmudic Rabbis of the Chabad Lubavitch, view us Gentiles, yet by being a Zionists, he supports this very behavior.
Now when you watch this video you will hear truths mixed with lies. This my friends is exactly how Zionism infiltrated the modern “church.” When they (the Zionist) speak, they are very crafty in their wording, however this is the very way false doctrine is born. Satan seeds (lies) the egg (truth), and from it is born heresy. Whenever you watch a video, or listen to a sermon, take what you have learned so far, and listen very, very closely. In doing so, the Lord through the Spirit will expose the lies, and half truths, and when He does, flee from this teaching and whoever is teaching it. Don’t stick around because part of what they say sounds good. If you do, you will find yourself playing in the Devil’s playground, and you can become indoctrinated.
Smoke and mirrors my friends, their just blow hards. Remember you can’t be a Messianic Jew, it’s an oxymoron. Either your all in with Jesus, or your all in with Talmud, Torah Judaism, you can’t have both! The Old Is gone, in came the New…Praise the Lord!!! He is the New. Take a listen to the video, and train yourself. Grab a piece of notebook paper and write down the lies, based on your knowledge up to this point. Then write down the truths as you know them. Then if your unsure about anything because they are crafty, write that down, then search out the truth in the Bible. That’s how you have to discern everything you read and hear. That goes for me and this study also, I wouldn’t expect you to do anything else. You must prove everything to Scripture. The Lord will guide you to all truth. Below is some info on this deceiver, of the truths of the Christian faith.
Lion & Lamb Ministries was founded by Monte W. Judah
MONTE JUDAH, FOUNDER
Monte Judah is the founder of Lion and Lamb Ministries, a Messianic prophetic teaching ministry, emphasizing the teaching of Torah, Biblical principles and eschatology. He has been teaching Torah for over 31 years (this dude needs to be teaching the New Testament) and written numerous articles for the free, monthly publication YAVOH – He is Coming. Monte is also the teaching elder at B’nai Shalom Messianic Internet Congregation in Norman, OK. Monte has been considered by many a pioneer in the Messianic movement by teaching the message of Torah and Yeshua via Lion & Lamb Ministries for over 21 years. Lion and Lamb Ministries has grown into one of the largest and most respected ministries in the Hebrew Roots community under the direction and leadership of Monte Judah.
Next post, we will be going back to President Trump, oh that ought to be good. Until next time. May the Lord bless your search for truth, leaving no stone unturned.