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Tuesday, May 2 2017

Biblical Eras: Abraham, Isaac And Jacob Were Not Israelites Or Jews

"The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham""

Abraham was the father of Isaac (see The Birth of Isaac and The Expulsion Of Hagar).

Isaac was the father of Jacob (see The Birth of Jacob and Esau).

The LORD changed Jacob's name to "Israel" (see The Origin Of Israel). The children and descendants of Jacob are "Israelites."

The suffix "ite" was commonly used to describe descendants of a particular person (e.g. the descendants of Cannan were "Canaanites") or residents of a particular place (e.g. the residents of Bethlehem were "Bethlehemites").

The World After The Flood

Consider carefully the historic reality of the lines of humanity after the Flood (see Biblical Eras: The Messiah's Covenants With The Two Men Of Iraq) that created Israelites and Jews:

  • The term "Shemite" is derived from Noah's son Shem (see The First Nations Of The New World).

  • The term "Hebrew" is derived from Shem's descendant Eber. Eber was a Shemite, and the first Hebrew, but not an Israelite or a Jew because neither existed yet (see also What Are Gentiles Doing In Israel?).

  • Abraham was Eber's descendant (see A Biography Of Abraham: The Genealogy Of Abram). Abraham was a Shemite and a Hebrew, but not an Israelite or a Jew because neither existed yet.

  • Isaac was Abraham's son (see A Biography Of Abraham: Isaac). Isaac was a Shemite and a Hebrew, but not an Israelite or a Jew because neither existed yet.

  • Jacob, who the LORD (see A Biography Of Jesus Christ: The LORD God Of Creation) personally renamed as "Israel," was Isaac's son. Jacob was a Shemite and a Hebrew, but not a Jew because Jews originated with his son Judah. The first Israelites were the children of Jacob.

  • Judah was one of Jacob's twelve sons (see the Fact Finder question below). Judah was a Shemite, a Hebrew, and an Israelite. The first Jews were the children of Judah and his Canaanite wives (see The First Jews). The descendants of the other eleven of Jacob's sons were not Jews, but were themselves named accordingly e.g. from Levi came the Levites, from Benjamin came the Benjamites and so on.

A vitally important fact in understanding Bible history and prophecy is that while all Jews are Israelites, not all Israelites are Jews. All are Hebrews, but only the descendants of Judah are Jews. Many prophecies apply specifically to Jews (see Israel In History and Prophecy: Jews), while other many prophecies apply specifically to the descendants of the other so-called "lost ten tribes" of Israel (see Israel In History and Prophecy: The Lost Ten Tribes).

Fact Finder: Where were most of the Israelite patriarchs born?
See A Biography Of Jacob: The Jacobites Of Syria

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This Day In History, May 2

1194: King Richard I of England granted the city of Portsmouth, on the south coast of England, its first Royal Charter.

1230: William de Braose, of the Marcher Lords dynasty in Wales, was hanged by the Welsh Prince Llywelyn the Great.

1507: Two years after entering the Augustinian monastery at Erfurt, future German reformer, Martin Luther, 23, was consecrated as a Roman Catholic priest. Luther remained in the order until 1521, when he was excommunicated from the Church of Rome. Although Luther rejected the immoral leadership of the papacy at the time, he maintained most of the Church of Rome's antichrist doctrines for the rest of his life (see Why Call Me, Lord, Lord, and Do Not The Things Which I Say?).

1519: Leonardo da Vinci, Italian sculptor, scientist and painter of the "Mona Lisa" and the "Last Supper," died at age 67.

Leonardo da Vinci

1536: Anne Boleyn, the second wife of King Henry VIII of England, was arrested and imprisoned on charges of adultery, incest, treason and witchcraft.

1611: The King James Bible was published for the first time in London, England, by printer Robert Barker.

King James

1668: The Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle between France and the Triple Alliance (England, Sweden and the Dutch republic) ended the War of Devolution (1667-1668) which Louis XIV of France had initiated to advance his claims to the Spanish Netherlands.

1670: The Hudson's Bay Company was chartered. Two French explorers and traders, Pierre Esprit Radisson and Medard Chouart des Groseilliers, proposed the fur-trading company to England's Charles II and a group of English investors. The "governor and company of adventurers" of Hudson Bay received title to all land in western and northern Canada that drained into Hudson Bay.

Hudson's Bay Company

1776: With the sole purpose of strengthening their own imperial empires (in North America and around the world) by challenging the British empire, France (which at the very same time occupied much of northeastern North America and the vast Louisiana territory to the south) and Spain (which at the very same time occupied what is today Florida and most of southwestern US) began supplying weapons to the rebels in the New England colonies.

Despite the popularized myths that many regard as history, but which in reality have no basis in historic truth (do you have the courage and morality to prefer truth rather than fantasies?), the rebels were in fact a violent minority who sought an excuse for their lack of success in life, while most of the colonists were successful, law-abiding patriotic conservatives and loyal members of the military who saw no honest need for a revolution - but they were later either killed or driven out as refugees and their property was seized by rebels.

The United Empire Loyalists were once such group. They were conservatives (honest, hard-working, successful people of all walks of life i.e. farmers, merchants, tradesmen, educators) who moved to Canada or England from the New England colonies because they saw no need for a rebellion and were brutally persecuted by rebel forces. Totaling about 40% of the population of the New England colonies, they were later known as United Empire Loyalists.

United Empire Loyalists

When the U.S. invaded Canada a few years later, in the War of 1812 (1812-1814), United Empire Loyalists and their adult children and grandchildren served among the British Army and Canadian militias that successfully defended Canada from more U.S. aggression and annexation ("The formal act of acquiring territory by conquest or occupation" - the publicly-stated goal of U.S. President James Madison when he started the war). A plaque in Hamilton, Ontario (as well as many others across Canada) commemorates the United Empire Loyalists:

"This monument is dedicated to the lasting memory of


Who, after the Declaration of Independence, came into British North America from the seceded American colonies and who, with faith and fortitude, and under great pioneering difficulties, largely laid the foundations of this Canadian nation as an integral part of the British Empire.

Neither confiscation of their property, the pitiless persecution of them by their kinsmen in revolt, nor the galling chains of imprisonment could break their spirits, or divorce them from a loyalty almost without parallel.

No country ever had such founders --

No country in the world --

No, not since the days of Abraham."

1808: The outbreak of the Peninsular War. The people of Madrid rebelled against French occupation. Francisco de Goya later memorialized the event in his painting The Second of May 1808.

1813: During the Leipzig campaign of the Napoleonic Wars, the French won the Battle of Lutzen.

1816: Leopold of Saxe-Coburg, the first king after Belgium, and Charlotte Augusta were married.

1885: The Congo Free State was established by King Leopold II of Belgium.

1918: General Motors purchased the Chevrolet Motor Company of Delaware.

1933: Adolf Hitler banned trade unions in Nazi Germany (see also Presidential Quotes On War, Terrorism, Religion).

1941: After the coup against Crown Prince 'Abd al-Ilah of Iraq earlier that year, Britain began the Anglo-Iraqi War to restore him to power.

1945: The fall of Berlin at the end of the Second World War (1939-1945). Russian forces captured Berlin in their counter-attack to Germany's invasion of Russia at the start of the war (see Russia Or Europe - Who Has Been The Invader?).

Invasion of Russia

1951: The Council of Europe admitted Germany as a full member.

1952: The first scheduled jet airliner passenger service began with a British BOAC Comet that flew from London to Johannesburg, South Africa carrying 36 passengers.

1953: Jordan's King Hussein took the throne after his father, King Talal, was deposed. In Iraq, King Feisal II assumed power (see also Jordan's West Bank Invasion).

1965: The first communications satellite for relaying television pictures became operational.

1982: During the Falklands War, the British submarine HMS Conqueror sank the Argentine cruiser General Belgrano. The ship was previously the U.S. Navy USS Phoenix, that saw action in the Pacific during the Second World War, before it was sold to Argentina in 1951.

1989: Hungarian border guards started taking down the barbed wire along the Austrian-Hungarian frontier. It became the first breach in the "Iron Curtain" that ultimately led to the opening of the Berlin Wall 6 months later, on November 9.

2000: U.S. President Bill Clinton announced that GPS access would no longer be restricted to the U.S. military.

2004: The Yelwa massacre. 630 Muslims were killed by "Christians" in Nigeria.

2008: Cyclone Nargis struck Myanmar (in southeastern Asia on the Bay of Bengal). Over 130,000 people were killed and millions were left homeless (a cyclone is a rapid inward circulation of air masses around a low-pressure center; circling counterclockwise in the northern hemisphere and clockwise in the southern - a hurricane is a cyclone).


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