Was Yahshua a Jew?

This sermon had been taken from Your Heritage, and prepared into a PDF file by Clifton A. Emahiser’s Watchman Teaching Ministries with added critical notes.

by Bertrand L. Comparet

In the past we have proven that Yahshua was not a Jew by religion. The Jews based their religion on the Babylonian Talmud, which was at that time called the tradition of the elders. Yahshua’s whole ministry was one constant battle against the evils of Judaism. We have learned that Yahshua was a true Israelites of the tribe of Judah, by race.

We have also learned that [many of] the Jews [sic Judaeans] of Yahshua’s time included mongrel descendants of Shelah, the mongrel mixed multitude which followed the Israelites out of Egypt. This mixed multitude consisted of the various Canaanite people in Palestine, including the Jebusites, Hittites, Hivites, Perizzites and the Amonites. Now do you understand why Yahshua said that He was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel? In John 10:14, 26-27 Yahshua tells the Jews, “I ... know My sheep, and they know Me ... But ye believe not because ye are not of My sheep, as I said unto you, My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.”

The tiny remnant which came back to Palestine from the Babylonian captivity, did include a few descendants of true Judah, Benjamin and a smattering of Levites, and these were Yahshua’s sheep. He said He knew them, they knew Him and they followed Him. All those in Palestine who became Christians were true members of the tribes of Judah or Benjamin. The [bad-fig-]Jews weren’t [pure] members of any of the tribes of Israel, for Yahshua said they were not of His sheep.

Now we know who it was who constituted the [bad-fig-]Jews in Yahshua’s time. If you want to bring it up to date, and find out who the Jews are in our own day, we must add one more racial element. Of course the Jews of Yahshua’s day are among them, but there is another element, the Khazars.

Meanwhile, we must return to the Jews of Palestine. As you know, by 68 A.D. the Romans had found the rascality of the Palestinian Jews so intolerable, they began the campaign which resulted in the fall of Jerusalem in 70 A.D. The Jews were then expelled from Palestine. Most of them migrated in large numbers to what was then called Byzantium, later called Constantinople and today is known as Istanbul. This faces the Bosphorus which is the outlet of the Black Sea. Here the [bad-fig-]Jews again demonstrated the truth of the Bible’s lessons, that conduct is the product of character. As Yahshua said to these Jews, “Ye are of your father the devil and the lusts of your father ye will do.” By about the year 300 A.D., the Jews’ rascality had again become so intolerable that they were expelled again. After being expelled from Byzantium, the people that are called Jews today, moved northeast into the Khazar kingdom.

About the year 150 A.D. the Khazars, an Asiatic people related to the Turks, migrated westward from central Asia and established a great empire. This empire covered what is today southwestern Russia, north of the Aral Sea, Caspian Sea, and the Black Sea, including the Don and Dnieper valleys and the Crimea.

About 740 A.D. Bulan the Kagan, or king of the Khazars, was converted to the religion of Judaism, together with some 4,000 of the most powerful nobility of the kingdom. In those days, it wasn’t healthful for a subject to be in religious conflict with that of the king or with the baron on whose land he lived. In due course, most of the Khazars became Jews by religion. In fact, it became part of the kingdom’s constitution that no one but a Jew by religion, could be king. The principle languages spoken were Khazar, called Yiddish today, and Turkish.

During the great invasion by the Mongols under Genghis Khan, many of the Judaized Khazars were dispersed into what is now Poland and Lithuania. These Khazars constitute the Slavic Jews of today, those with names such as Minsky, Baranov and Moscowitz, the latter often shortened to Mosk.

Since much of the western part of this area has been at one time or another ruled by Austrian or Germanic people who brought in their own language, these Khazars also took Germanic names such as Gold or Goldberg, Rosenberg, Eisler and so forth. If you wonder how they can be so much like the other Jews, historical documents written at the time of the Khazar empire, which was at its greatest height, refer to their tradition that their ancestors originally came from the region of Mount Seir which is Edom, the home of the Edomite Jews.

If you wish to look up further details, you will find brief articles on the Khazars in various encyclopedias such as the Britannica, the Jewish encyclopedia has six pages on this subject. In some places it is spelled Khazar and in others Chazar and there are even other variations: It is also discussed in A History of the Jews by Solomon Grayzel, and A History of the Jews by Prof. H. Graetz. Both of these books are published by the Jewish Publication Society of America.

The most thorough discussion of the whole problem is found in that magnificent historical research, The Iron Curtain Over America by Col. John Beatty. Col. Beatty is an historian and professor of history, his works are used as text books in more than 700 colleges and universities. Iron Curtain Over America is one of the most thoroughly documented and accurate works ever put in print. It is well worth the price you have to pay, it should be in the library of every patriotic American and good Christian.

Perhaps you are wondering why the Bible sometimes speaks well of the Jews. For instance Paul saying that he was a Jew of Tarsus. If you will look up these few instances in a good concordance, such as Strong’s, you will find that each instance the translators had written Jew in English, where it wasn’t used in the original Greek, the word used was loudaios, which doesn’t mean Jew, but means a Judean. A Judean is a person whose home is in the land of Judea or southern Palestine. It has no religious connotation and it hasn’t any racial connotation either. It is purely a geographic term, such as Californian.

A Californian could be white, black, brown or yellow by race. He could be Christian, Jew, Buddhist or atheist. So a loudaious was merely a person who lived in Judea where, as we saw, there were quite a few Israelites of the tribe of Judah and Benjamin. There were far more Canaanite Jews and also a general mixture of Romans, Greeks, Syrians, Egyptians, etc.

It is true that Christian salvation was first offered in the land of Judea. Hence, to those who were living there, the loudios, and later, as the apostles traveled from city to city, it was soon offered to the Greeks. Salvation was never offered to the Jews as a preferred class, for you will remember that Yahshua taught only hard to understand parables when there were Jews around. Yahshua, afterwards and in private, explained the parables to His disciples.

Yahshua explained privately, that He spoke among the Jews only in parables “lest at any time they should be converted, and their sins should be forgiven them.” Both Matthew 13:10-15 and Mark 4:10-12 record this. Yahshua was taking great pains to see that the Jews couldn’t understand His teachings and be converted. He was preaching only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. These were the members of the [pure] tribes of Judah and Benjamin, which He said were His sheep, who knew His voice and followed Him. Yahshua rejected the [bad-fig-]Jews as the children of their father the devil.

Now to sum it up, the [bad-fig-]Jews are not and never were, any part of any tribe of Israel. They include various mixtures of Egyptians, Babylonians, Canaanites, Edomites, and Khazars. Yahshua was a pure blooded Israelite of the tribe of Judah, without any Jewish ancestry, He was not a Jew by religion either.

Think this over carefully. The group of nations which we loosely group under the term Anglo-Saxon, includes the people of the British Isles, the Scandinavian countries, nearly all of Germany, Holland, and some few of the people of France and Belgium. Also included are the closely related people found in Austria, some of the Swiss, Czechs, some of the Hungarians, North Italians and Spanish. Also included are the descendants of these people now living in the United States, Canada, Australia and South Africa. All these people are the living descendants of the people named Israel of the Bible. We are blood brothers of our Savior, Yahshua.

Critical note by Clifton A. Emahiser: I will add to Comparet’s remarks on the subject the following from my brochure Steven M. Collins’ Pretzel Factory, #3:

The Khazar kingdom accepted the religion of Judaism under king Bulan in 740 A.D. Upon doing so, they brought in Sephardic Rabbis from Babylon and the race-mixing began between the Cain-Satanic-Jews and the Khazars infusing them with the Satanic bloodline, which they probably already previously had. In 960 A.D. the Khazar Jews made contact with the Sephardic Jews in Spain and more race-mixing between the two branches of Jewry ensued, further spreading the Satanic bloodline. From 720 A.D. until today has given the “Jews” of Ashkenazim and Sephardim 1,270 plus years to completely mix the Cain Satanic blood among them.

For documentation we will consult the Concise Bible Commentary by W. K. Lowther Clarke who has some insight on the Hittite connection with the Jews on pages 24-25:

“HITTITES. – A people which by 1600 [B.C.] formed a powerful State centered in eastern Asia Minor. Representations on the monuments show them to have been of a strongly ‘Armenoid’ type; the Jew of today resembles the ancient Hittites ... Khatti, as the Hittite kingdom was called, penetrated as far as Babylon c. 1550; also into N. Syria. In 1370 it conquered Mitanni, the N. Mesopotamian kingdom, and for a long period faced the Egyptian empire in central and southern Syria. In the 14th and 13th centuries Khatti probably profited by the weakness of Egypt and pushed into Palestine. About 1200 the Hittite empire collapsed before the attacks of invaders from the north, though Hittite States seem to have continued in the Carchemish district. Hittites occur regularly among the lists of nations to be driven out from Palestine. ... Also we may suppose that pockets of genuine Hittites created by the great expansion of their empire remained where they were when it collapsed and were eventually absorbed into the population of Syria and Palestine. Cp. Ezek. 16:3, ‘thy mother was an Hittite’ (of Jerusalem). It is permissible to hold that the sturdy Anatolian stock from Asia Minor contributed to the formation of the tenacious Jewish race.” [emphasis mine]