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Volume :16 Issue : 63 1998      Add To Cart                                                                    Download

Jews are not Israelites (in Arabic)

Auther : Ziad Mouna

The roots of the incorrect belief that the different Jewish communities are the descendants of the old Israelites folk are based on ignorance of history, and an wrong interpretation of the relevant texts of the Old Testament (OT). A correct reading of the OTs texts connected with the verbs hgr, hlwy, hnkr, proves that the Israelites beginning with the Exalted Fathers did not worship yhwh right from the beginning. One should also remember that the name Israel ysr I is connected to the well known god I and not to Jehova. This applies also to the names of the Israelite and Judaean and Israelites kings names were rarely attached to that god, thus proving that worshipping the god of the Bible was, to say the least, not widespread, and that part of the tribes were converts.

In the post-exilic period, the name of Judeae, original vhwdh, was used by others as a synonym for the followers of the Torah developed by the Judaean priests, but as the difference between sects was too noticeable to be igonred, one should refer to it as Yahwism. The later sections of the OT, the New Testament and other historical references mention in detail conversion, and forced conversion of the population throughout Syria that lead to comprehensive dealing with their stand in the community in the Talmud and other religious books, and means that the claim of ethnic, purity and descendence of the Jews can not stand to any scientific or historic challenge, and is but the idea of race maniacs.

The Babylonian exile lead among other things to increasing the power of the priests who succeeded in pushing throught their own ideas among the followers of Yahwism and to the supremacy of one sect known as Pharisee. It seems that the tradition of prophecy, however, continued to exist in the Arabian East in the persons of the roaming poets who were bemoaning the existing condition and hanging their poetry everywhere, including the walls of the Kaaba.

 

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