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Wednesday, February 22 2017
Anti-Semitism or Anti-Judaism?
"These are the sons of Shem, after their families, after their tongues, in their lands, after their nations"
Noah (see also What Would Noah Say About The World Today?) had three sons - Shem, Ham and Japheth.
"6:9 These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God. 6:10 And Noah begat three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth." (Genesis 6:9-10 KJV)
After the Flood (see The Flood), humanity began again from three lines, from the three sons of Noah. That origin of all nations is listed in Genesis - the Japhethites in Genesis 10:2-5, the Hamites in Genesis 10:6-20, and the Shemites, that is commonly pronounced in English today as Semites, in Genesis 10:21-31.
The Shemites / Semites:
"10:21 Unto Shem also, the father of all the children of Eber, the brother of Japheth the elder, even to him were children born.
As stated, the clans within each line developed their own languages, or "tongues" (see also Translated Out Of The Original Tongues). There are numerous Shemitic / Semitic languages. Some of the major Shemitic / Semitic languages/tongues are Phoenician, Ugaritic, Aramaic, Hebrew and Arabic.
The Israelites, who came into existence centuries after the Flood (see The Origin Of Israelites And Jews), used Hebrew as their primary language, with regional dialects, but along with other Shemitic / Semitic languages. Jesus Christ (see A Biography Of Jesus Christ: The LORD God Of Creation) was a Hebrew speaker by nation, but His "mother tongue" was Aramaic (see The Syrian Tongue Of Jesus). Many of the most famous sayings of Jesus Christ were spoken in His Aramaic language - He even prayed to God in Aramaic, calling God "Abba," which is the Aramaic word for Father. His last words as He died on the Cross, "Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?" (Matthew 27:46 KJV), were Aramaic.
Over time, Shemitic / Semitic began to be used for the people of Judaism - not even for all of the tribes of Israel (see the Fact Finder question below), but just one tribe, Judah - although the others were just as much "Semitic" in genetics and language as the Jews. It's similar to how the term "American" has come to be used to refer only to the people of the United States of America, while the other 35 nations of North and South America are just as much geographic Americans, even though many have now been brainwashed into not recognizing themselves as who they really are - part of their very identity has been erased by propaganda.
Most people today don't really care anyway about what has become a matter of "semantics" - a bizarre coincidence word that came into existence, when its meaning helps to do exactly opposite of what it claims to clarify: "the study of the meanings of words and phrases in language" (The Merriam-Webster Dictionary).
But for those who value reality and truth, the principle is very important to the understanding of who all of the descendants of Shem are, rather than just those who have either greedily seized the term for themselves, or had it foisted upon them by people who are willfully ignorant of what it actually means. It's vital to the true understanding of history, and it's vital to the accurate understanding of prophecy. The rest is just a delusion.
While "Antisemitism" has come to mean discrimination against Jews, the horrendous persecutions that they have been subjected to over the centuries is in fact anti-Judaism. Other Shemites / Semites have also been persecuted over a long time, particularly in the "terrorism" frenzy of the present day, but because most of the world has lost the awareness of what Shemites / Semites actually means, they do it without realizing - or, in the most hate-filled minds, without caring even when they do know.
This Day In History, February 22
896: Germanic King Arnulf was crowned Emperor by Pope Formosus, who later declared Lambert deposed (see also The Holy Roman Empire Of The German Nation).
1349: Jews (see also Jews - Three Tribes and Three Meanings) were expelled from Zurich, Switzerland.
1370: Robert II succeeded his uncle, David II, as King of Scotland, beginning the Stuart dynasty.
1512: Italian explorer Amerigo Vespucci died at age 61. "America" (i.e. the continents of North America and South America where numerous American nations exist, from Canada in the north to Argentina in the south) was derived from his first name. In reality, no single nation is America - imagine if, for example, the people of Germany called themselves the Europeans, or if they claimed that Germany alone was Europe. It robs many other people of their genuine and rightful identity.
1630: Native Americans (who were called "Indians" by early European explorers who thought that they had arrived in India) introduced popcorn to British colonists in North America (see also The First Chinese American War).
1632: Galileo's Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems was published. Galileo correctly believed that the Earth orbits the sun - which nearly got him executed by the Church of Rome that incorrectly taught that the sun orbits the Earth (see also What Can You See In The Firmament Of The Heavens?).
1797: The last invasion of Britain occurred when 1,500 French troops landed at Fishguard, in Wales.
1825: Britain and Russia established the Canada-Alaska boundary. The U.S. purchased Alaska from Russia in 1867.
1862: In Richmond, Virginia, Jefferson Davis was inaugurated as President of the breakaway "Confederate States of America."
1911: The Parliament of Canada voted to keep Canada as a member state within the union of the British Empire (later known as the British Commonwealth).
1913: Francisco Madero, revolutionary President of Mexico, was assassinated by the military, along with Vice-President Pino Suarez.
1958: Egypt and Syria joined to form the short-lived United Arab Republic (Bible prophecy does plainly describes a united Arab confederation, in the past, and in the yet future - see Constantine's Crusades In History And Prophecy).
1979: The Caribbean island of Saint Lucia gained full independence from Britain after 165 years. It became the 40th member state of the British Commonwealth.
1980: Israel introduced its new currency, the shekel. It replaced the Israeli pound (see also Israel In History and Prophecy: Israel Of Judah).
1984: The U.S. and Britain sent warships to the Persian Gulf in support of the Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein following an Iranian offensive against Iraq. At the time, Saddam Hussein was viewed as an ally of the western democracies, despite the atrocities and war crimes that he was committing then, no different than he was later when he had gone from being a pro-western "good dictator" to an anti-western "bad dictator."
1997: Scientists in Scotland announced that an adult sheep named Dolly had been successfully cloned.