Karaite Israelite Mosque of Ascension

  KARAITE ISRAELITE MOSQUE OF ASCENSION


KARAITE ISRAELITE MOSQUE OF ASCENSION


 AND THE TEMPLE OF KEDAR MINISTRIES


(The Original Kedar-Rite of the Karaim)


 
 
WHEN DID JUDAISM EMERGE AS A RELIGIOUS ENTITY???

King Herod was identified as a Jew by religious affiliation. He was not an Israelite nor was he of the Tribe of Judah. According to his ancestral origins King Herod was an Idumean(Edomite). Therefore his identity as a Jew was clearly in relation to his religion which was Yahadut. Yahadut is translated as Judaism. King Herod reigned during the time that the Messiah Jesus appeared on earth. Herod is well remembered for his elaborate renovations on the Second Temple. By association the Second Temple became known as Herod's Temple. Through the example of Herod it can be concluded that the Jewish religious identity was prevalent in the Land of Judea at the turn of the Mllennium.


It is an acknowledged fact that Orthodox Rabbinical Judaism emerged out of Pharasaic Judaism. Jesus continually confronts the Pharisees throughout the New Testament and instructs his followers not to use the term Rabbi. In regards to the above it is clear that the religion of Judaism was fully intact at this time.


WHEN AND WHERE DID THE BIRTH OF JUDAISM TAKE PLACE?:
The very first mentioning of the concept or possibility that one could become a Jew by religious faith or commitment as opposed to descent from the Tribe of Judah is during the Babylonian Exile. The Apocryphal scriptures inform us of those who suspected that the King of Babylon had become a Jew.


BEL AND THE DRAGON 14:28
When the Babylonians heard this, they were angry and turned against the king. “THE KING HAS BECOME A JEW" they said; “he has destroyed Bel, killed the dragon, and put the priests to death.”


 It appears that the Jewish religious identity emerged during the Babylonian Exile and was an innovation of the Tribe of Judah. Without a Nation, Land and Temple the Judahite identity became more religious in nature. Living in a foreign land as a down trodden and defeated minority the Judahites looked to gain acceptance by incorporating Babylonians into their new Religious Order. In their attempts to attract Babylonians they eventually incorporated Babylonian practices as well. The accounts of Daniel and his friends becoming associates to the King of Babylon and their attempts to convince the King about the integrity and validity of their religious beliefs and God gives us some insight into the emergence of the Jewish religious identity. This is confirmed in the Apocryphal account as mentioned earlier in which the King of Babylon was suspected of becoming a Jew.


The transition from a Judahite tribal identity into a Jewish religious identity continued in Persia the Land of the Pharsee people. It was there that the Jewish religious identity became fully established. During this time the Jewish religion gained excepted status as an official Persian Religion and as a result many Persians converted and thus Judaism(Yahadut) became known as a religion of the Pharsees(Persians) or Pharisees.


THE BOOK OF ESTHER: MANY PERSIANS BECAME JEWS
The Book of Esther states that many Persians became Jews during the reign of Queen Esther.


ESTHER 8:17
In EVERY PROVINCE and in every city to which the edict of the king came, there was joy and gladness among the Jews, with feasting and celebrating. AND MANY PEOPLE OF OTHER NATIONALITIES BECAME JEWS because fear of the Jews had seized them.


Those Persian Jews who settled in Judea by the decree of the Persian King were ultimately colonized by the Greeks. Those who maintained Priestly status were called Sadducees while the common Persian masses were Pharisees. When the Greeks violated and polluted the Temple it was the Maccabees who emerged from within the Priestly class of Sadducees that drove the Greeks out and cleansed the Temple. In order to secure their independence a descendant of the Maccabees named John Hyrcanus forced neighboring tribes into the Jewish religion. These converts included the Idumeans and the Northern Itureans who were descendants of the Ishmaelite Tribe of Jetur. The Edomite and Ishmaelite converts joined the common Pharisee(Persian) population. In addition Hyrcanus destroyed the Samaritan Temple located on Mount Gerizim and forced the Samaritan tribe of Sepharvites to convert as well.


Within time the class division between the Priestly Aristocrats and the common Jewish masses grew more intense. This resulted in the Pharisees transitioning their allegiance completely to that of their own Rabbis. The Pharisees even conspired with the Greeks in an attempt to overthrow the ruling Sadducees. The revolt was unsuccessful and hundreds of Pharisees were crucified. By this time Pharasaic Judaism was now comprised of Babylonians, Persians, Edomites, Ishmaelites and Samaritans not to mention the massive number of Cushites who were always prominently found within the tribes of Judah, Benjamin and Simon.


 True Judahites and Zadokites lived secretly in the hidden communities of Qumran and Masada. There they belonged to the Essene-Ebionite and Nazarene Orders The majority fled into Arabia. The vast majority of those who were driven out of Jerusalem in 70 C.E were amalgamated members of the Jewish Faith. These religious refugees spread out across North Africa and reached as far as Spain. Others were taken into Europe and dispersed throughout the Roman Empire. They would later be responsible for converting the Ashkenazi Khazars. Jewish resisters who remained in the land continued to fight against the Romans under the leadership of men such as Rabbi Akiva and Bar Kochba. These resistant movements were finally crushed in 135 C.E with Bar Kochba being killed in a Lion's den and Rabbi Akiva reportedly being skinned alive.



. In the Roman Empire Jewish converts were so numerous that the Emperor Tiberius placed a ban on Jewish conversions as he feared Judaism would ultimately become the State Religion. These converts were known as Romaniot and Grecian Jews. Centuries later the entire nation of Yemen converted to Judaism in what was known as the Du Yazan Dynasty of Jewish converts.. Berber tribes of North Africa converted. In the 8th century the Ashkenazi Tribesmen known as the White Khazars converted to Judaism.

JUDAISM HAS A RADICAL MISSIONARY PAST

 Judaism in its early years was a missionary religion that converted people by the force of the sword.. In Yemen 20,000 Christians who refused to convert to Judaism were slaughtered. In 2009 BBC declared this fact in a documentary. They were met with protests by liberal Jews who were either ignorant of the fact or in denial. However after engaging in a heated debate Israeli historians concurred with the facts and acknowledged that Judaism indeed had an aggressive missionary past.



"But one expert at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, who asked not to be named, said: “He [the king] did massacre many Christians. The volume of knowledge on the subject is growing. The tribe did convert at the end of the fourth century and Judaism was considered missionary in those days. It’s a sensitive matter from a Jewish point of view.”



http://www.thejc.com/…/historians-back-bbc-over-jewish-mass…

 


 Judaism may have gotten its start among exiled members of the Tribe of Judah but over the centuries it had incorporated such an astonishing number of converts that its amalgamated and hybrid composition can only be understood in terms of religion and not race, nationality or ethnicity. Judaism is a religion comprised of various peoples stemming from every race, color, national and ethnic origin. This is confirmed through DNA testing as members of the so-called Jewish People tested positive for at least 10 distinct and unrelated lineages. There is absolutely no way that Judaism can claim the inheritance of the Israelite tribes nor that of Judah. Ancestry and origin would have to be determined on an individual basis.



As the Holy Koran correctly states the Israelite Tribes were NOT Jews or Christians.


SURAH 2:140
Nay! do you say that Ibrahim and Ismail and Yaqoub and the tribes(ISRAELITES) were Jews or Christians? Say: Are you better knowing or Allah? And who is more unjust than he who conceals a testimony that he has from Allah? And Allah is not at all heedless of what you do.




  The Holy Koran states that the Israelites were Muslims 

  SURAH 2:130-133

And who forsakes the religion of Ibrahim but he who makes himself a fool, and most certainly We chose him in this world, and in the hereafter he is most surely among the righteous.

131. When his Lord said to him, Be a Muslim, he said: I submit myself to the Lord of the worlds.

132. And the same did Ibrahim enjoin on his sons and (so did) Yaqoub. O my sons! surely Allah has chosen for you (this) faith, therefore die not unless you are Muslims.

133. Nay! were you witnesses when death visited Yaqoub, when he said to his sons: What will you serve after me? They said: We will serve your God and the God of your fathers, Ibrahim and Ismail and Ishaq, one God only, and to Him do we submit.


WHEN DID JUDAISM EMERGE AS A RELIGIOUS ENTITY???

King Herod was identified as a Jew by religious affiliation. He was not an Israelite nor was he of the Tribe of Judah. According to his ancestral origins King Herod was an Idumean(Edomite). Therefore his identity as a Jew was clearly in relation to his religion which was Yahadut. Yahadut is translated as Judaism. King Herod reigned during the time that the Messiah Jesus appeared on earth. Herod is well remembered for his elaborate renovations on the Second Temple. By association the Second Temple became known as Herod's Temple. Through the example of Herod it can be concluded that the Jewish religious identity was prevalent in the Land of Judea at the turn of the Mllennium.

It is an acknowledged fact that Orthodox Rabbinical Judaism emerged out of Pharasaic Judaism. Jesus continually confronts the Pharisees throughout the New Testament and instructs his followers not to use the term Rabbi. In regards to the above it is clear that the religion of Judaism was fully intact at this time.

WHEN AND WHERE DID THE BIRTH OF JUDAISM TAKE PLACE?:
The very first mentioning of the concept or possibility that one could become a Jew by religious faith or commitment as opposed to descent from the Tribe of Judah is during the Babylonian Exile. The Apocryphal scriptures inform us of those who suspected that the King of Babylon had become a Jew.

BEL AND THE DRAGON 14:28
When the Babylonians heard this, they were angry and turned against the king. “THE KING HAS BECOME A JEW" they said; “he has destroyed Bel, killed the dragon, and put the priests to death.”

It appears that the Jewish religious identity emerged during the Babylonian Exile and was an innovation of the Tribe of Judah. Without a Nation, Land and Temple the Judahite identity became more religious in nature. Living in a foreign land as a down trodden and defeated minority the Judahites looked to gain acceptance by incorporating Babylonians into their new Religious Order. In their attempts to attract Babylonians they eventually incorporated Babylonian practices as well. The accounts of Daniel and his friends becoming associates to the King of Babylon and their attempts to convince the King about the integrity and validity of their religious beliefs and God gives us some insight into the emergence of the Jewish religious identity. This is confirmed in the Apocryphal account as mentioned earlier in which the King of Babylon was suspected of becoming a Jew.

The transition from a Judahite tribal identity into a Jewish religious identity continued in Persia the Land of the Pharsee people. It was there that the Jewish religious identity became fully established. During this time the Jewish religion gained excepted status as an official Persian Religion and as a result many Persians converted and thus Judaism(Yahadut) became known as a religion of the Pharsees(Persians) or Pharisees.

THE BOOK OF ESTHER: MANY PERSIANS BECAME JEWS
The Book of Esther states that many Persians became Jews during the reign of Queen Esther.

ESTHER 8:17
In EVERY PROVINCE and in every city to which the edict of the king came, there was joy and gladness among the Jews, with feasting and celebrating. AND MANY PEOPLE OF OTHER NATIONALITIES
BECAME JEWS because fear of the Jews had seized them.

Those Persian Jews who settled in Judea by the decree of the Persian King were ultimately colonized by the Greeks. Those who maintained Priestly status were called Sadducees while the common Persian masses were Pharisees. When the Greeks violated and polluted the Temple it was the Maccabees who emerged from within the Priestly class of Sadducees that drove the Greeks out and cleansed the Temple. In order to secure their independence a descendant of the Maccabees named John Hyrcanus forced neighboring tribes into the Jewish religion. These converts included the Idumeans and the Northern Itureans who were descendants of the Ishmaelite Tribe of Jetur. The Edomite and Ishmaelite converts joined the common Pharisee(Persian) population. In addition Hyrcanus destroyed the Samaritan Temple located on Mount Gerizim and forced the Samaritan tribe of Sepharvites to convert as well

Within time the class division between the Priestly Aristocrats and the common Jewish masses grew more intense. This resulted in the Pharisees transitioning their allegiance completely to that of their own Rabbis. The Pharisees even conspired with the Greeks in an attempt to overthrow the ruling Sadducees. The revolt was unsuccessful and hundreds of Pharisees were crucified. By this time Pharasaic Judaism was now comprised of Babylonians, Persians, Edomites, Ishmaelites and Samaritans not to mention the massive number of Cushites who were always prominently found within the tribes of Judah, Benjamin and Simon.

True Judahites and Zadokites lived secretly in the hidden communities of Qumran and Masada. There they belonged to the Essene-Ebionite and Nazarene Orders The majority fled into Arabia. The vast majority of those who were driven out of Jerusalem in 70 C.E were amalgamated members of the Jewish Faith. These religious refugees spread out across North Africa and reached as far as Spain. Others were taken into Europe and dispersed throughout the Roman Empire. They would later be responsible for converting the Ashkenazi Khazars. Jewish resisters who remained in the land continued to fight against the Romans under the leadership of men such as Rabbi Akiva and Bar Kochba. These resistant movements were finally crushed in 135 C.E with Bar Kochba being killed in a Lion's den and Rabbi Akiva reportedly being skinned alive.

. In the Roman Empire Jewish converts were so numerous that the Emperor Tiberius placed a ban on Jewish conversions as he feared Judaism would ultimately become the State Religion. These converts were known as Romaniot and Grecian Jews. Centuries later the entire nation of Yemen converted to Judaism in what was known as the Du Yazan Dynasty of Jewish converts.. Berber tribes of North Africa converted. In the 8th century the Ashkenazi Tribesmen known as the White Khazars converted to Judaism.

Judaism in its early years was a missionary religion that converted people by the force of the sword.. In Yemen 20,000 Christians who refused to convert to Judaism were slaughtered. In 2009 BBC declared this fact in a documentary. They were met with protests by liberal Jews who were either ignorant of the fact or in denial. However after engaging in a heated debate Israeli historians concurred with the facts and acknowledged that Judaism indeed had an aggressive missionary past.

"But one expert at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, who asked not to be named, said: “He [the king] did massacre many Christians. The volume of knowledge on the subject is growing. The tribe did convert at the end of the fourth century and Judaism was considered missionary in those days. It’s a sensitive matter from a Jewish point of view.”

http://www.thejc.com/…/historians-back-bbc-over-jewish-mass…

Judaism may have gotten its start among exiled members of the Tribe of Judah but over the centuries it had incorporated such an astonishing number of converts that its amalgamated and hybrid composition can only be understood in terms of religion and not race, nationality or ethnicity. Judaism is a religion comprised of various peoples stemming from every race, color, national and ethnic origin. This is confirmed through DNA testing as members of the so-called Jewish People tested positive for at least 10 distinct and unrelated lineages. There is absolutely no way that Judaism can claim the inheritance of the Israelite tribes nor that of Judah. Ancestry and origin would have to be determined on an individual basis.

As the Holy Koran correctly states the Israelite Tribes were NOT Jews or Christians.

SURAH 2:140
Nay! do you say that Ibrahim and Ismail and Yaqoub and the tribes(ISRAELITES) were Jews or Christians? Say: Are you better knowing or Allah? And who is more unjust than he who conceals a testimony that he has from Allah? And Allah is not at all heedless of what you do.

WHEN DID JUDAISM EMERGE AS A RELIGIOUS ENTITY???

King Herod was identified as a Jew by religious affiliation. He was not an Israelite nor was he of the Tribe of Judah. According to his ancestral origins King Herod was an Idumean(Edomite). Therefore his identity as a Jew was clearly in relation to his religion which was Yahadut. Yahadut is translated as Judaism. King Herod reigned during the time that the Messiah Jesus appeared on earth. Herod is well remembered for his elaborate renovations on the Second Temple. By association the Second Temple became known as Herod's Temple. Through the example of Herod it can be concluded that the Jewish religious identity was prevalent in the Land of Judea at the turn of the Mllennium.

It is an acknowledged fact that Orthodox Rabbinical Judaism emerged out of Pharasaic Judaism. Jesus continually confronts the Pharisees throughout the New Testament and instructs his followers not to use the term Rabbi. In regards to the above it is clear that the religion of Judaism was fully intact at this time.

WHEN AND WHERE DID THE BIRTH OF JUDAISM TAKE PLACE?:
The very first mentioning of the concept or possibility that one could become a Jew by religious faith or commitment as opposed to descent from the Tribe of Judah is during the Babylonian Exile. The Apocryphal scriptures inform us of those who suspected that the King of Babylon had become a Jew.

BEL AND THE DRAGON 14:28
When the Babylonians heard this, they were angry and turned against the king. “THE KING HAS BECOME A JEW" they said; “he has destroyed Bel, killed the dragon, and put the priests to death.”

It appears that the Jewish religious identity emerged during the Babylonian Exile and was an innovation of the Tribe of Judah. Without a Nation, Land and Temple the Judahite identity became more religious in nature. Living in a foreign land as a down trodden and defeated minority the Judahites looked to gain acceptance by incorporating Babylonians into their new Religious Order. In their attempts to attract Babylonians they eventually incorporated Babylonian practices as well. The accounts of Daniel and his friends becoming associates to the King of Babylon and their attempts to convince the King about the integrity and validity of their religious beliefs and God gives us some insight into the emergence of the Jewish religious identity. This is confirmed in the Apocryphal account as mentioned earlier in which the King of Babylon was suspected of becoming a Jew.

The transition from a Judahite tribal identity into a Jewish religious identity continued in Persia the Land of the Pharsee people. It was there that the Jewish religious identity became fully established. During this time the Jewish religion gained excepted status as an official Persian Religion and as a result many Persians converted and thus Judaism(Yahadut) became known as a religion of the Pharsees(Persians) or Pharisees.

THE BOOK OF ESTHER: MANY PERSIANS BECAME JEWS
The Book of Esther states that many Persians became Jews during the reign of Queen Esther.

ESTHER 8:17
In EVERY PROVINCE and in every city to which the edict of the king came, there was joy and gladness among the Jews, with feasting and celebrating. AND MANY PEOPLE OF OTHER NATIONALITIES
BECAME JEWS because fear of the Jews had seized them.

Those Persian Jews who settled in Judea by the decree of the Persian King were ultimately colonized by the Greeks. Those who maintained Priestly status were called Sadducees while the common Persian masses were Pharisees. When the Greeks violated and polluted the Temple it was the Maccabees who emerged from within the Priestly class of Sadducees that drove the Greeks out and cleansed the Temple. In order to secure their independence a descendant of the Maccabees named John Hyrcanus forced neighboring tribes into the Jewish religion. These converts included the Idumeans and the Northern Itureans who were descendants of the Ishmaelite Tribe of Jetur. The Edomite and Ishmaelite converts joined the common Pharisee(Persian) population. In addition Hyrcanus destroyed the Samaritan Temple located on Mount Gerizim and forced the Samaritan tribe of Sepharvites to convert as well

Within time the class division between the Priestly Aristocrats and the common Jewish masses grew more intense. This resulted in the Pharisees transitioning their allegiance completely to that of their own Rabbis. The Pharisees even conspired with the Greeks in an attempt to overthrow the ruling Sadducees. The revolt was unsuccessful and hundreds of Pharisees were crucified. By this time Pharasaic Judaism was now comprised of Babylonians, Persians, Edomites, Ishmaelites and Samaritans not to mention the massive number of Cushites who were always prominently found within the tribes of Judah, Benjamin and Simon.

True Judahites and Zadokites lived secretly in the hidden communities of Qumran and Masada. There they belonged to the Essene-Ebionite and Nazarene Orders The majority fled into Arabia. The vast majority of those who were driven out of Jerusalem in 70 C.E were amalgamated members of the Jewish Faith. These religious refugees spread out across North Africa and reached as far as Spain. Others were taken into Europe and dispersed throughout the Roman Empire. They would later be responsible for converting the Ashkenazi Khazars. Jewish resisters who remained in the land continued to fight against the Romans under the leadership of men such as Rabbi Akiva and Bar Kochba. These resistant movements were finally crushed in 135 C.E with Bar Kochba being killed in a Lion's den and Rabbi Akiva reportedly being skinned alive.

. In the Roman Empire Jewish converts were so numerous that the Emperor Tiberius placed a ban on Jewish conversions as he feared Judaism would ultimately become the State Religion. These converts were known as Romaniot and Grecian Jews. Centuries later the entire nation of Yemen converted to Judaism in what was known as the Du Yazan Dynasty of Jewish converts.. Berber tribes of North Africa converted. In the 8th century the Ashkenazi Tribesmen known as the White Khazars converted to Judaism.

Judaism in its early years was a missionary religion that converted people by the force of the sword.. In Yemen 20,000 Christians who refused to convert to Judaism were slaughtered. In 2009 BBC declared this fact in a documentary. They were met with protests by liberal Jews who were either ignorant of the fact or in denial. However after engaging in a heated debate Israeli historians concurred with the facts and acknowledged that Judaism indeed had an aggressive missionary past.

"But one expert at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, who asked not to be named, said: “He [the king] did massacre many Christians. The volume of knowledge on the subject is growing. The tribe did convert at the end of the fourth century and Judaism was considered missionary in those days. It’s a sensitive matter from a Jewish point of view.”

http://www.thejc.com/…/historians-back-bbc-over-jewish-mass…

Judaism may have gotten its start among exiled members of the Tribe of Judah but over the centuries it had incorporated such an astonishing number of converts that its amalgamated and hybrid composition can only be understood in terms of religion and not race, nationality or ethnicity. Judaism is a religion comprised of various peoples stemming from every race, color, national and ethnic origin. This is confirmed through DNA testing as members of the so-called Jewish People tested positive for at least 10 distinct and unrelated lineages. There is absolutely no way that Judaism can claim the inheritance of the Israelite tribes nor that of Judah. Ancestry and origin would have to be determined on an individual basis.

As the Holy Koran correctly states the Israelite Tribes were NOT Jews or Christians.

SURAH 2:140
Nay! do you say that Ibrahim and Ismail and Yaqoub and the tribes(ISRAELITES) were Jews or Christians? Say: Are you better knowing or Allah? And who is more unjust than he who conceals a testimony that he has from Allah? And Allah is not at all heedless of what you do.

WHEN DID JUDAISM EMERGE AS A RELIGIOUS ENTITY???

King Herod was identified as a Jew by religious affiliation. He was not an Israelite nor was he of the Tribe of Judah. According to his ancestral origins King Herod was an Idumean(Edomite). Therefore his identity as a Jew was clearly in relation to his religion which was Yahadut. Yahadut is translated as Judaism. King Herod reigned during the time that the Messiah Jesus appeared on earth. Herod is well remembered for his elaborate renovations on the Second Temple. By association the Second Temple became known as Herod's Temple. Through the example of Herod it can be concluded that the Jewish religious identity was prevalent in the Land of Judea at the turn of the Mllennium.

It is an acknowledged fact that Orthodox Rabbinical Judaism emerged out of Pharasaic Judaism. Jesus continually confronts the Pharisees throughout the New Testament and instructs his followers not to use the term Rabbi. In regards to the above it is clear that the religion of Judaism was fully intact at this time.

WHEN AND WHERE DID THE BIRTH OF JUDAISM TAKE PLACE?:
The very first mentioning of the concept or possibility that one could become a Jew by religious faith or commitment as opposed to descent from the Tribe of Judah is during the Babylonian Exile. The Apocryphal scriptures inform us of those who suspected that the King of Babylon had become a Jew.

BEL AND THE DRAGON 14:28
When the Babylonians heard this, they were angry and turned against the king. “THE KING HAS BECOME A JEW" they said; “he has destroyed Bel, killed the dragon, and put the priests to death.”

It appears that the Jewish religious identity emerged during the Babylonian Exile and was an innovation of the Tribe of Judah. Without a Nation, Land and Temple the Judahite identity became more religious in nature. Living in a foreign land as a down trodden and defeated minority the Judahites looked to gain acceptance by incorporating Babylonians into their new Religious Order. In their attempts to attract Babylonians they eventually incorporated Babylonian practices as well. The accounts of Daniel and his friends becoming associates to the King of Babylon and their attempts to convince the King about the integrity and validity of their religious beliefs and God gives us some insight into the emergence of the Jewish religious identity. This is confirmed in the Apocryphal account as mentioned earlier in which the King of Babylon was suspected of becoming a Jew.

The transition from a Judahite tribal identity into a Jewish religious identity continued in Persia the Land of the Pharsee people. It was there that the Jewish religious identity became fully established. During this time the Jewish religion gained excepted status as an official Persian Religion and as a result many Persians converted and thus Judaism(Yahadut) became known as a religion of the Pharsees(Persians) or Pharisees.

THE BOOK OF ESTHER: MANY PERSIANS BECAME JEWS
The Book of Esther states that many Persians became Jews during the reign of Queen Esther.

ESTHER 8:17
In EVERY PROVINCE and in every city to which the edict of the king came, there was joy and gladness among the Jews, with feasting and celebrating. AND MANY PEOPLE OF OTHER NATIONALITIES
BECAME JEWS because fear of the Jews had seized them.

Those Persian Jews who settled in Judea by the decree of the Persian King were ultimately colonized by the Greeks. Those who maintained Priestly status were called Sadducees while the common Persian masses were Pharisees. When the Greeks violated and polluted the Temple it was the Maccabees who emerged from within the Priestly class of Sadducees that drove the Greeks out and cleansed the Temple. In order to secure their independence a descendant of the Maccabees named John Hyrcanus forced neighboring tribes into the Jewish religion. These converts included the Idumeans and the Northern Itureans who were descendants of the Ishmaelite Tribe of Jetur. The Edomite and Ishmaelite converts joined the common Pharisee(Persian) population. In addition Hyrcanus destroyed the Samaritan Temple located on Mount Gerizim and forced the Samaritan tribe of Sepharvites to convert as well

Within time the class division between the Priestly Aristocrats and the common Jewish masses grew more intense. This resulted in the Pharisees transitioning their allegiance completely to that of their own Rabbis. The Pharisees even conspired with the Greeks in an attempt to overthrow the ruling Sadducees. The revolt was unsuccessful and hundreds of Pharisees were crucified. By this time Pharasaic Judaism was now comprised of Babylonians, Persians, Edomites, Ishmaelites and Samaritans not to mention the massive number of Cushites who were always prominently found within the tribes of Judah, Benjamin and Simon.

True Judahites and Zadokites lived secretly in the hidden communities of Qumran and Masada. There they belonged to the Essene-Ebionite and Nazarene Orders The majority fled into Arabia. The vast majority of those who were driven out of Jerusalem in 70 C.E were amalgamated members of the Jewish Faith. These religious refugees spread out across North Africa and reached as far as Spain. Others were taken into Europe and dispersed throughout the Roman Empire. They would later be responsible for converting the Ashkenazi Khazars. Jewish resisters who remained in the land continued to fight against the Romans under the leadership of men such as Rabbi Akiva and Bar Kochba. These resistant movements were finally crushed in 135 C.E with Bar Kochba being killed in a Lion's den and Rabbi Akiva reportedly being skinned alive.

. In the Roman Empire Jewish converts were so numerous that the Emperor Tiberius placed a ban on Jewish conversions as he feared Judaism would ultimately become the State Religion. These converts were known as Romaniot and Grecian Jews. Centuries later the entire nation of Yemen converted to Judaism in what was known as the Du Yazan Dynasty of Jewish converts.. Berber tribes of North Africa converted. In the 8th century the Ashkenazi Tribesmen known as the White Khazars converted to Judaism.

Judaism in its early years was a missionary religion that converted people by the force of the sword.. In Yemen 20,000 Christians who refused to convert to Judaism were slaughtered. In 2009 BBC declared this fact in a documentary. They were met with protests by liberal Jews who were either ignorant of the fact or in denial. However after engaging in a heated debate Israeli historians concurred with the facts and acknowledged that Judaism indeed had an aggressive missionary past.

"But one expert at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, who asked not to be named, said: “He [the king] did massacre many Christians. The volume of knowledge on the subject is growing. The tribe did convert at the end of the fourth century and Judaism was considered missionary in those days. It’s a sensitive matter from a Jewish point of view.”

http://www.thejc.com/…/historians-back-bbc-over-jewish-mass…

Judaism may have gotten its start among exiled members of the Tribe of Judah but over the centuries it had incorporated such an astonishing number of converts that its amalgamated and hybrid composition can only be understood in terms of religion and not race, nationality or ethnicity. Judaism is a religion comprised of various peoples stemming from every race, color, national and ethnic origin. This is confirmed through DNA testing as members of the so-called Jewish People tested positive for at least 10 distinct and unrelated lineages. There is absolutely no way that Judaism can claim the inheritance of the Israelite tribes nor that of Judah. Ancestry and origin would have to be determined on an individual basis.

As the Holy Koran correctly states the Israelite Tribes were NOT Jews or Christians.

SURAH 2:140
Nay! do you say that Ibrahim and Ismail and Yaqoub and the tribes(ISRAELITES) were Jews or Christians? Say: Are you better knowing or Allah? And who is more unjust than he who conceals a testimony that he has from Allah? And Allah is not at all heedless of what you do.

WHEN DID JUDAISM EMERGE AS A RELIGIOUS ENTITY???

King Herod was identified as a Jew by religious affiliation. He was not an Israelite nor was he of the Tribe of Judah. According to his ancestral origins King Herod was an Idumean(Edomite). Therefore his identity as a Jew was clearly in relation to his religion which was Yahadut. Yahadut is translated as Judaism. King Herod reigned during the time that the Messiah Jesus appeared on earth. Herod is well remembered for his elaborate renovations on the Second Temple. By association the Second Temple became known as Herod's Temple. Through the example of Herod it can be concluded that the Jewish religious identity was prevalent in the Land of Judea at the turn of the Mllennium.

It is an acknowledged fact that Orthodox Rabbinical Judaism emerged out of Pharasaic Judaism. Jesus continually confronts the Pharisees throughout the New Testament and instructs his followers not to use the term Rabbi. In regards to the above it is clear that the religion of Judaism was fully intact at this time.

WHEN AND WHERE DID THE BIRTH OF JUDAISM TAKE PLACE?:
The very first mentioning of the concept or possibility that one could become a Jew by religious faith or commitment as opposed to descent from the Tribe of Judah is during the Babylonian Exile. The Apocryphal scriptures inform us of those who suspected that the King of Babylon had become a Jew.

BEL AND THE DRAGON 14:28
When the Babylonians heard this, they were angry and turned against the king. “THE KING HAS BECOME A JEW" they said; “he has destroyed Bel, killed the dragon, and put the priests to death.”

It appears that the Jewish religious identity emerged during the Babylonian Exile and was an innovation of the Tribe of Judah. Without a Nation, Land and Temple the Judahite identity became more religious in nature. Living in a foreign land as a down trodden and defeated minority the Judahites looked to gain acceptance by incorporating Babylonians into their new Religious Order. In their attempts to attract Babylonians they eventually incorporated Babylonian practices as well. The accounts of Daniel and his friends becoming associates to the King of Babylon and their attempts to convince the King about the integrity and validity of their religious beliefs and God gives us some insight into the emergence of the Jewish religious identity. This is confirmed in the Apocryphal account as mentioned earlier in which the King of Babylon was suspected of becoming a Jew.

The transition from a Judahite tribal identity into a Jewish religious identity continued in Persia the Land of the Pharsee people. It was there that the Jewish religious identity became fully established. During this time the Jewish religion gained excepted status as an official Persian Religion and as a result many Persians converted and thus Judaism(Yahadut) became known as a religion of the Pharsees(Persians) or Pharisees.

THE BOOK OF ESTHER: MANY PERSIANS BECAME JEWS
The Book of Esther states that many Persians became Jews during the reign of Queen Esther.

ESTHER 8:17
In EVERY PROVINCE and in every city to which the edict of the king came, there was joy and gladness among the Jews, with feasting and celebrating. AND MANY PEOPLE OF OTHER NATIONALITIES
BECAME JEWS because fear of the Jews had seized them.

Those Persian Jews who settled in Judea by the decree of the Persian King were ultimately colonized by the Greeks. Those who maintained Priestly status were called Sadducees while the common Persian masses were Pharisees. When the Greeks violated and polluted the Temple it was the Maccabees who emerged from within the Priestly class of Sadducees that drove the Greeks out and cleansed the Temple. In order to secure their independence a descendant of the Maccabees named John Hyrcanus forced neighboring tribes into the Jewish religion. These converts included the Idumeans and the Northern Itureans who were descendants of the Ishmaelite Tribe of Jetur. The Edomite and Ishmaelite converts joined the common Pharisee(Persian) population. In addition Hyrcanus destroyed the Samaritan Temple located on Mount Gerizim and forced the Samaritan tribe of Sepharvites to convert as well

Within time the class division between the Priestly Aristocrats and the common Jewish masses grew more intense. This resulted in the Pharisees transitioning their allegiance completely to that of their own Rabbis. The Pharisees even conspired with the Greeks in an attempt to overthrow the ruling Sadducees. The revolt was unsuccessful and hundreds of Pharisees were crucified. By this time Pharasaic Judaism was now comprised of Babylonians, Persians, Edomites, Ishmaelites and Samaritans not to mention the massive number of Cushites who were always prominently found within the tribes of Judah, Benjamin and Simon.

True Judahites and Zadokites lived secretly in the hidden communities of Qumran and Masada. There they belonged to the Essene-Ebionite and Nazarene Orders The majority fled into Arabia. The vast majority of those who were driven out of Jerusalem in 70 C.E were amalgamated members of the Jewish Faith. These religious refugees spread out across North Africa and reached as far as Spain. Others were taken into Europe and dispersed throughout the Roman Empire. They would later be responsible for converting the Ashkenazi Khazars. Jewish resisters who remained in the land continued to fight against the Romans under the leadership of men such as Rabbi Akiva and Bar Kochba. These resistant movements were finally crushed in 135 C.E with Bar Kochba being killed in a Lion's den and Rabbi Akiva reportedly being skinned alive.

. In the Roman Empire Jewish converts were so numerous that the Emperor Tiberius placed a ban on Jewish conversions as he feared Judaism would ultimately become the State Religion. These converts were known as Romaniot and Grecian Jews. Centuries later the entire nation of Yemen converted to Judaism in what was known as the Du Yazan Dynasty of Jewish converts.. Berber tribes of North Africa converted. In the 8th century the Ashkenazi Tribesmen known as the White Khazars converted to Judaism.

Judaism in its early years was a missionary religion that converted people by the force of the sword.. In Yemen 20,000 Christians who refused to convert to Judaism were slaughtered. In 2009 BBC declared this fact in a documentary. They were met with protests by liberal Jews who were either ignorant of the fact or in denial. However after engaging in a heated debate Israeli historians concurred with the facts and acknowledged that Judaism indeed had an aggressive missionary past.

"But one expert at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, who asked not to be named, said: “He [the king] did massacre many Christians. The volume of knowledge on the subject is growing. The tribe did convert at the end of the fourth century and Judaism was considered missionary in those days. It’s a sensitive matter from a Jewish point of view.”

http://www.thejc.com/…/historians-back-bbc-over-jewish-mass…

Judaism may have gotten its start among exiled members of the Tribe of Judah but over the centuries it had incorporated such an astonishing number of converts that its amalgamated and hybrid composition can only be understood in terms of religion and not race, nationality or ethnicity. Judaism is a religion comprised of various peoples stemming from every race, color, national and ethnic origin. This is confirmed through DNA testing as members of the so-called Jewish People tested positive for at least 10 distinct and unrelated lineages. There is absolutely no way that Judaism can claim the inheritance of the Israelite tribes nor that of Judah. Ancestry and origin would have to be determined on an individual basis.

As the Holy Koran correctly states the Israelite Tribes were NOT Jews or Christians.

SURAH 2:140
Nay! do you say that Ibrahim and Ismail and Yaqoub and the tribes(ISRAELITES) were Jews or Christians? Say: Are you better knowing or Allah? And who is more unjust than he who conceals a testimony that he has from Allah? And Allah is not at all heedless of what you do.

WHEN DID JUDAISM EMERGE AS A RELIGIOUS ENTITY???

King Herod was identified as a Jew by religious affiliation. He was not an Israelite nor was he of the Tribe of Judah. According to his ancestral origins King Herod was an Idumean(Edomite). Therefore his identity as a Jew was clearly in relation to his religion which was Yahadut. Yahadut is translated as Judaism. King Herod reigned during the time that the Messiah Jesus appeared on earth. Herod is well remembered for his elaborate renovations on the Second Temple. By association the Second Temple became known as Herod's Temple. Through the example of Herod it can be concluded that the Jewish religious identity was prevalent in the Land of Judea at the turn of the Mllennium.

It is an acknowledged fact that Orthodox Rabbinical Judaism emerged out of Pharasaic Judaism. Jesus continually confronts the Pharisees throughout the New Testament and instructs his followers not to use the term Rabbi. In regards to the above it is clear that the religion of Judaism was fully intact at this time.

WHEN AND WHERE DID THE BIRTH OF JUDAISM TAKE PLACE?:
The very first mentioning of the concept or possibility that one could become a Jew by religious faith or commitment as opposed to descent from the Tribe of Judah is during the Babylonian Exile. The Apocryphal scriptures inform us of those who suspected that the King of Babylon had become a Jew.

BEL AND THE DRAGON 14:28
When the Babylonians heard this, they were angry and turned against the king. “THE KING HAS BECOME A JEW" they said; “he has destroyed Bel, killed the dragon, and put the priests to death.”

It appears that the Jewish religious identity emerged during the Babylonian Exile and was an innovation of the Tribe of Judah. Without a Nation, Land and Temple the Judahite identity became more religious in nature. Living in a foreign land as a down trodden and defeated minority the Judahites looked to gain acceptance by incorporating Babylonians into their new Religious Order. In their attempts to attract Babylonians they eventually incorporated Babylonian practices as well. The accounts of Daniel and his friends becoming associates to the King of Babylon and their attempts to convince the King about the integrity and validity of their religious beliefs and God gives us some insight into the emergence of the Jewish religious identity. This is confirmed in the Apocryphal account as mentioned earlier in which the King of Babylon was suspected of becoming a Jew.

The transition from a Judahite tribal identity into a Jewish religious identity continued in Persia the Land of the Pharsee people. It was there that the Jewish religious identity became fully established. During this time the Jewish religion gained excepted status as an official Persian Religion and as a result many Persians converted and thus Judaism(Yahadut) became known as a religion of the Pharsees(Persians) or Pharisees.

THE BOOK OF ESTHER: MANY PERSIANS BECAME JEWS
The Book of Esther states that many Persians became Jews during the reign of Queen Esther.

ESTHER 8:17
In EVERY PROVINCE and in every city to which the edict of the king came, there was joy and gladness among the Jews, with feasting and celebrating. AND MANY PEOPLE OF OTHER NATIONALITIES
BECAME JEWS because fear of the Jews had seized them.

Those Persian Jews who settled in Judea by the decree of the Persian King were ultimately colonized by the Greeks. Those who maintained Priestly status were called Sadducees while the common Persian masses were Pharisees. When the Greeks violated and polluted the Temple it was the Maccabees who emerged from within the Priestly class of Sadducees that drove the Greeks out and cleansed the Temple. In order to secure their independence a descendant of the Maccabees named John Hyrcanus forced neighboring tribes into the Jewish religion. These converts included the Idumeans and the Northern Itureans who were descendants of the Ishmaelite Tribe of Jetur. The Edomite and Ishmaelite converts joined the common Pharisee(Persian) population. In addition Hyrcanus destroyed the Samaritan Temple located on Mount Gerizim and forced the Samaritan tribe of Sepharvites to convert as well

Within time the class division between the Priestly Aristocrats and the common Jewish masses grew more intense. This resulted in the Pharisees transitioning their allegiance completely to that of their own Rabbis. The Pharisees even conspired with the Greeks in an attempt to overthrow the ruling Sadducees. The revolt was unsuccessful and hundreds of Pharisees were crucified. By this time Pharasaic Judaism was now comprised of Babylonians, Persians, Edomites, Ishmaelites and Samaritans not to mention the massive number of Cushites who were always prominently found within the tribes of Judah, Benjamin and Simon.

True Judahites and Zadokites lived secretly in the hidden communities of Qumran and Masada. There they belonged to the Essene-Ebionite and Nazarene Orders The majority fled into Arabia. The vast majority of those who were driven out of Jerusalem in 70 C.E were amalgamated members of the Jewish Faith. These religious refugees spread out across North Africa and reached as far as Spain. Others were taken into Europe and dispersed throughout the Roman Empire. They would later be responsible for converting the Ashkenazi Khazars. Jewish resisters who remained in the land continued to fight against the Romans under the leadership of men such as Rabbi Akiva and Bar Kochba. These resistant movements were finally crushed in 135 C.E with Bar Kochba being killed in a Lion's den and Rabbi Akiva reportedly being skinned alive.

. In the Roman Empire Jewish converts were so numerous that the Emperor Tiberius placed a ban on Jewish conversions as he feared Judaism would ultimately become the State Religion. These converts were known as Romaniot and Grecian Jews. Centuries later the entire nation of Yemen converted to Judaism in what was known as the Du Yazan Dynasty of Jewish converts.. Berber tribes of North Africa converted. In the 8th century the Ashkenazi Tribesmen known as the White Khazars converted to Judaism.

Judaism in its early years was a missionary religion that converted people by the force of the sword.. In Yemen 20,000 Christians who refused to convert to Judaism were slaughtered. In 2009 BBC declared this fact in a documentary. They were met with protests by liberal Jews who were either ignorant of the fact or in denial. However after engaging in a heated debate Israeli historians concurred with the facts and acknowledged that Judaism indeed had an aggressive missionary past.

"But one expert at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, who asked not to be named, said: “He [the king] did massacre many Christians. The volume of knowledge on the subject is growing. The tribe did convert at the end of the fourth century and Judaism was considered missionary in those days. It’s a sensitive matter from a Jewish point of view.”

http://www.thejc.com/…/historians-back-bbc-over-jewish-mass…

Judaism may have gotten its start among exiled members of the Tribe of Judah but over the centuries it had incorporated such an astonishing number of converts that its amalgamated and hybrid composition can only be understood in terms of religion and not race, nationality or ethnicity. Judaism is a religion comprised of various peoples stemming from every race, color, national and ethnic origin. This is confirmed through DNA testing as members of the so-called Jewish People tested positive for at least 10 distinct and unrelated lineages. There is absolutely no way that Judaism can claim the inheritance of the Israelite tribes nor that of Judah. Ancestry and origin would have to be determined on an individual basis.

As the Holy Koran correctly states the Israelite Tribes were NOT Jews or Christians.

SURAH 2:140
Nay! do you say that Ibrahim and Ismail and Yaqoub and the tribes(ISRAELITES) were Jews or Christians? Say: Are you better knowing or Allah? And who is more unjust than he who conceals a testimony that he has from Allah? And Allah is not at all heedless of what you do.

WHEN DID JUDAISM EMERGE AS A RELIGIOUS ENTITY???

King Herod was identified as a Jew by religious affiliation. He was not an Israelite nor was he of the Tribe of Judah. According to his ancestral origins King Herod was an Idumean(Edomite). Therefore his identity as a Jew was clearly in relation to his religion which was Yahadut. Yahadut is translated as Judaism. King Herod reigned during the time that the Messiah Jesus appeared on earth. Herod is well remembered for his elaborate renovations on the Second Temple. By association the Second Temple became known as Herod's Temple. Through the example of Herod it can be concluded that the Jewish religious identity was prevalent in the Land of Judea at the turn of the Mllennium.

It is an acknowledged fact that Orthodox Rabbinical Judaism emerged out of Pharasaic Judaism. Jesus continually confronts the Pharisees throughout the New Testament and instructs his followers not to use the term Rabbi. In regards to the above it is clear that the religion of Judaism was fully intact at this time.

WHEN AND WHERE DID THE BIRTH OF JUDAISM TAKE PLACE?:
The very first mentioning of the concept or possibility that one could become a Jew by religious faith or commitment as opposed to descent from the Tribe of Judah is during the Babylonian Exile. The Apocryphal scriptures inform us of those who suspected that the King of Babylon had become a Jew.

BEL AND THE DRAGON 14:28
When the Babylonians heard this, they were angry and turned against the king. “THE KING HAS BECOME A JEW" they said; “he has destroyed Bel, killed the dragon, and put the priests to death.”

It appears that the Jewish religious identity emerged during the Babylonian Exile and was an innovation of the Tribe of Judah. Without a Nation, Land and Temple the Judahite identity became more religious in nature. Living in a foreign land as a down trodden and defeated minority the Judahites looked to gain acceptance by incorporating Babylonians into their new Religious Order. In their attempts to attract Babylonians they eventually incorporated Babylonian practices as well. The accounts of Daniel and his friends becoming associates to the King of Babylon and their attempts to convince the King about the integrity and validity of their religious beliefs and God gives us some insight into the emergence of the Jewish religious identity. This is confirmed in the Apocryphal account as mentioned earlier in which the King of Babylon was suspected of becoming a Jew.

The transition from a Judahite tribal identity into a Jewish religious identity continued in Persia the Land of the Pharsee people. It was there that the Jewish religious identity became fully established. During this time the Jewish religion gained excepted status as an official Persian Religion and as a result many Persians converted and thus Judaism(Yahadut) became known as a religion of the Pharsees(Persians) or Pharisees.

THE BOOK OF ESTHER: MANY PERSIANS BECAME JEWS
The Book of Esther states that many Persians became Jews during the reign of Queen Esther.

ESTHER 8:17
In EVERY PROVINCE and in every city to which the edict of the king came, there was joy and gladness among the Jews, with feasting and celebrating. AND MANY PEOPLE OF OTHER NATIONALITIES
BECAME JEWS because fear of the Jews had seized them.

Those Persian Jews who settled in Judea by the decree of the Persian King were ultimately colonized by the Greeks. Those who maintained Priestly status were called Sadducees while the common Persian masses were Pharisees. When the Greeks violated and polluted the Temple it was the Maccabees who emerged from within the Priestly class of Sadducees that drove the Greeks out and cleansed the Temple. In order to secure their independence a descendant of the Maccabees named John Hyrcanus forced neighboring tribes into the Jewish religion. These converts included the Idumeans and the Northern Itureans who were descendants of the Ishmaelite Tribe of Jetur. The Edomite and Ishmaelite converts joined the common Pharisee(Persian) population. In addition Hyrcanus destroyed the Samaritan Temple located on Mount Gerizim and forced the Samaritan tribe of Sepharvites to convert as well

Within time the class division between the Priestly Aristocrats and the common Jewish masses grew more intense. This resulted in the Pharisees transitioning their allegiance completely to that of their own Rabbis. The Pharisees even conspired with the Greeks in an attempt to overthrow the ruling Sadducees. The revolt was unsuccessful and hundreds of Pharisees were crucified. By this time Pharasaic Judaism was now comprised of Babylonians, Persians, Edomites, Ishmaelites and Samaritans not to mention the massive number of Cushites who were always prominently found within the tribes of Judah, Benjamin and Simon.

True Judahites and Zadokites lived secretly in the hidden communities of Qumran and Masada. There they belonged to the Essene-Ebionite and Nazarene Orders The majority fled into Arabia. The vast majority of those who were driven out of Jerusalem in 70 C.E were amalgamated members of the Jewish Faith. These religious refugees spread out across North Africa and reached as far as Spain. Others were taken into Europe and dispersed throughout the Roman Empire. They would later be responsible for converting the Ashkenazi Khazars. Jewish resisters who remained in the land continued to fight against the Romans under the leadership of men such as Rabbi Akiva and Bar Kochba. These resistant movements were finally crushed in 135 C.E with Bar Kochba being killed in a Lion's den and Rabbi Akiva reportedly being skinned alive.

. In the Roman Empire Jewish converts were so numerous that the Emperor Tiberius placed a ban on Jewish conversions as he feared Judaism would ultimately become the State Religion. These converts were known as Romaniot and Grecian Jews. Centuries later the entire nation of Yemen converted to Judaism in what was known as the Du Yazan Dynasty of Jewish converts.. Berber tribes of North Africa converted. In the 8th century the Ashkenazi Tribesmen known as the White Khazars converted to Judaism.

Judaism in its early years was a missionary religion that converted people by the force of the sword.. In Yemen 20,000 Christians who refused to convert to Judaism were slaughtered. In 2009 BBC declared this fact in a documentary. They were met with protests by liberal Jews who were either ignorant of the fact or in denial. However after engaging in a heated debate Israeli historians concurred with the facts and acknowledged that Judaism indeed had an aggressive missionary past.

"But one expert at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, who asked not to be named, said: “He [the king] did massacre many Christians. The volume of knowledge on the subject is growing. The tribe did convert at the end of the fourth century and Judaism was considered missionary in those days. It’s a sensitive matter from a Jewish point of view.”

http://www.thejc.com/…/historians-back-bbc-over-jewish-mass…

Judaism may have gotten its start among exiled members of the Tribe of Judah but over the centuries it had incorporated such an astonishing number of converts that its amalgamated and hybrid composition can only be understood in terms of religion and not race, nationality or ethnicity. Judaism is a religion comprised of various peoples stemming from every race, color, national and ethnic origin. This is confirmed through DNA testing as members of the so-called Jewish People tested positive for at least 10 distinct and unrelated lineages. There is absolutely no way that Judaism can claim the inheritance of the Israelite tribes nor that of Judah. Ancestry and origin would have to be determined on an individual basis.

As the Holy Koran correctly states the Israelite Tribes were NOT Jews or Christians.

SURAH 2:140
Nay! do you say that Ibrahim and Ismail and Yaqoub and the tribes(ISRAELITES) were Jews or Christians? Say: Are you better knowing or Allah? And who is more unjust than he who conceals a testimony that he has from Allah? And Allah is not at all heedless of what you do.

WHEN DID JUDAISM EMERGE AS A RELIGIOUS ENTITY???

King Herod was identified as a Jew by religious affiliation. He was not an Israelite nor was he of the Tribe of Judah. According to his ancestral origins King Herod was an Idumean(Edomite). Therefore his identity as a Jew was clearly in relation to his religion which was Yahadut. Yahadut is translated as Judaism. King Herod reigned during the time that the Messiah Jesus appeared on earth. Herod is well remembered for his elaborate renovations on the Second Temple. By association the Second Temple became known as Herod's Temple. Through the example of Herod it can be concluded that the Jewish religious identity was prevalent in the Land of Judea at the turn of the Mllennium.

It is an acknowledged fact that Orthodox Rabbinical Judaism emerged out of Pharasaic Judaism. Jesus continually confronts the Pharisees throughout the New Testament and instructs his followers not to use the term Rabbi. In regards to the above it is clear that the religion of Judaism was fully intact at this time.

WHEN AND WHERE DID THE BIRTH OF JUDAISM TAKE PLACE?:
The very first mentioning of the concept or possibility that one could become a Jew by religious faith or commitment as opposed to descent from the Tribe of Judah is during the Babylonian Exile. The Apocryphal scriptures inform us of those who suspected that the King of Babylon had become a Jew.

BEL AND THE DRAGON 14:28
When the Babylonians heard this, they were angry and turned against the king. “THE KING HAS BECOME A JEW" they said; “he has destroyed Bel, killed the dragon, and put the priests to death.”

It appears that the Jewish religious identity emerged during the Babylonian Exile and was an innovation of the Tribe of Judah. Without a Nation, Land and Temple the Judahite identity became more religious in nature. Living in a foreign land as a down trodden and defeated minority the Judahites looked to gain acceptance by incorporating Babylonians into their new Religious Order. In their attempts to attract Babylonians they eventually incorporated Babylonian practices as well. The accounts of Daniel and his friends becoming associates to the King of Babylon and their attempts to convince the King about the integrity and validity of their religious beliefs and God gives us some insight into the emergence of the Jewish religious identity. This is confirmed in the Apocryphal account as mentioned earlier in which the King of Babylon was suspected of becoming a Jew.

The transition from a Judahite tribal identity into a Jewish religious identity continued in Persia the Land of the Pharsee people. It was there that the Jewish religious identity became fully established. During this time the Jewish religion gained excepted status as an official Persian Religion and as a result many Persians converted and thus Judaism(Yahadut) became known as a religion of the Pharsees(Persians) or Pharisees.

THE BOOK OF ESTHER: MANY PERSIANS BECAME JEWS
The Book of Esther states that many Persians became Jews during the reign of Queen Esther.

ESTHER 8:17
In EVERY PROVINCE and in every city to which the edict of the king came, there was joy and gladness among the Jews, with feasting and celebrating. AND MANY PEOPLE OF OTHER NATIONALITIES
BECAME JEWS because fear of the Jews had seized them.

Those Persian Jews who settled in Judea by the decree of the Persian King were ultimately colonized by the Greeks. Those who maintained Priestly status were called Sadducees while the common Persian masses were Pharisees. When the Greeks violated and polluted the Temple it was the Maccabees who emerged from within the Priestly class of Sadducees that drove the Greeks out and cleansed the Temple. In order to secure their independence a descendant of the Maccabees named John Hyrcanus forced neighboring tribes into the Jewish religion. These converts included the Idumeans and the Northern Itureans who were descendants of the Ishmaelite Tribe of Jetur. The Edomite and Ishmaelite converts joined the common Pharisee(Persian) population. In addition Hyrcanus destroyed the Samaritan Temple located on Mount Gerizim and forced the Samaritan tribe of Sepharvites to convert as well

Within time the class division between the Priestly Aristocrats and the common Jewish masses grew more intense. This resulted in the Pharisees transitioning their allegiance completely to that of their own Rabbis. The Pharisees even conspired with the Greeks in an attempt to overthrow the ruling Sadducees. The revolt was unsuccessful and hundreds of Pharisees were crucified. By this time Pharasaic Judaism was now comprised of Babylonians, Persians, Edomites, Ishmaelites and Samaritans not to mention the massive number of Cushites who were always prominently found within the tribes of Judah, Benjamin and Simon.

True Judahites and Zadokites lived secretly in the hidden communities of Qumran and Masada. There they belonged to the Essene-Ebionite and Nazarene Orders The majority fled into Arabia. The vast majority of those who were driven out of Jerusalem in 70 C.E were amalgamated members of the Jewish Faith. These religious refugees spread out across North Africa and reached as far as Spain. Others were taken into Europe and dispersed throughout the Roman Empire. They would later be responsible for converting the Ashkenazi Khazars. Jewish resisters who remained in the land continued to fight against the Romans under the leadership of men such as Rabbi Akiva and Bar Kochba. These resistant movements were finally crushed in 135 C.E with Bar Kochba being killed in a Lion's den and Rabbi Akiva reportedly being skinned alive.

. In the Roman Empire Jewish converts were so numerous that the Emperor Tiberius placed a ban on Jewish conversions as he feared Judaism would ultimately become the State Religion. These converts were known as Romaniot and Grecian Jews. Centuries later the entire nation of Yemen converted to Judaism in what was known as the Du Yazan Dynasty of Jewish converts.. Berber tribes of North Africa converted. In the 8th century the Ashkenazi Tribesmen known as the White Khazars converted to Judaism.

Judaism in its early years was a missionary religion that converted people by the force of the sword.. In Yemen 20,000 Christians who refused to convert to Judaism were slaughtered. In 2009 BBC declared this fact in a documentary. They were met with protests by liberal Jews who were either ignorant of the fact or in denial. However after engaging in a heated debate Israeli historians concurred with the facts and acknowledged that Judaism indeed had an aggressive missionary past.

"But one expert at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, who asked not to be named, said: “He [the king] did massacre many Christians. The volume of knowledge on the subject is growing. The tribe did convert at the end of the fourth century and Judaism was considered missionary in those days. It’s a sensitive matter from a Jewish point of view.”

http://www.thejc.com/…/historians-back-bbc-over-jewish-mass…

Judaism may have gotten its start among exiled members of the Tribe of Judah but over the centuries it had incorporated such an astonishing number of converts that its amalgamated and hybrid composition can only be understood in terms of religion and not race, nationality or ethnicity. Judaism is a religion comprised of various peoples stemming from every race, color, national and ethnic origin. This is confirmed through DNA testing as members of the so-called Jewish People tested positive for at least 10 distinct and unrelated lineages. There is absolutely no way that Judaism can claim the inheritance of the Israelite tribes nor that of Judah. Ancestry and origin would have to be determined on an individual basis.

As the Holy Koran correctly states the Israelite Tribes were NOT Jews or Christians.

SURAH 2:140
Nay! do you say that Ibrahim and Ismail and Yaqoub and the tribes(ISRAELITES) were Jews or Christians? Say: Are you better knowing or Allah? And who is more unjust than he who conceals a testimony that he has from Allah? And Allah is not at all heedless of what you do.

WHEN DID JUDAISM EMERGE AS A RELIGIOUS ENTITY???

King Herod was identified as a Jew by religious affiliation. He was not an Israelite nor was he of the Tribe of Judah. According to his ancestral origins King Herod was an Idumean(Edomite). Therefore his identity as a Jew was clearly in relation to his religion which was Yahadut. Yahadut is translated as Judaism. King Herod reigned during the time that the Messiah Jesus appeared on earth. Herod is well remembered for his elaborate renovations on the Second Temple. By association the Second Temple became known as Herod's Temple. Through the example of Herod it can be concluded that the Jewish religious identity was prevalent in the Land of Judea at the turn of the Mllennium.

It is an acknowledged fact that Orthodox Rabbinical Judaism emerged out of Pharasaic Judaism. Jesus continually confronts the Pharisees throughout the New Testament and instructs his followers not to use the term Rabbi. In regards to the above it is clear that the religion of Judaism was fully intact at this time.

WHEN AND WHERE DID THE BIRTH OF JUDAISM TAKE PLACE?:
The very first mentioning of the concept or possibility that one could become a Jew by religious faith or commitment as opposed to descent from the Tribe of Judah is during the Babylonian Exile. The Apocryphal scriptures inform us of those who suspected that the King of Babylon had become a Jew.

BEL AND THE DRAGON 14:28
When the Babylonians heard this, they were angry and turned against the king. “THE KING HAS BECOME A JEW" they said; “he has destroyed Bel, killed the dragon, and put the priests to death.”

It appears that the Jewish religious identity emerged during the Babylonian Exile and was an innovation of the Tribe of Judah. Without a Nation, Land and Temple the Judahite identity became more religious in nature. Living in a foreign land as a down trodden and defeated minority the Judahites looked to gain acceptance by incorporating Babylonians into their new Religious Order. In their attempts to attract Babylonians they eventually incorporated Babylonian practices as well. The accounts of Daniel and his friends becoming associates to the King of Babylon and their attempts to convince the King about the integrity and validity of their religious beliefs and God gives us some insight into the emergence of the Jewish religious identity. This is confirmed in the Apocryphal account as mentioned earlier in which the King of Babylon was suspected of becoming a Jew.

The transition from a Judahite tribal identity into a Jewish religious identity continued in Persia the Land of the Pharsee people. It was there that the Jewish religious identity became fully established. During this time the Jewish religion gained excepted status as an official Persian Religion and as a result many Persians converted and thus Judaism(Yahadut) became known as a religion of the Pharsees(Persians) or Pharisees.

THE BOOK OF ESTHER: MANY PERSIANS BECAME JEWS
The Book of Esther states that many Persians became Jews during the reign of Queen Esther.

ESTHER 8:17
In EVERY PROVINCE and in every city to which the edict of the king came, there was joy and gladness among the Jews, with feasting and celebrating. AND MANY PEOPLE OF OTHER NATIONALITIES
BECAME JEWS because fear of the Jews had seized them.

Those Persian Jews who settled in Judea by the decree of the Persian King were ultimately colonized by the Greeks. Those who maintained Priestly status were called Sadducees while the common Persian masses were Pharisees. When the Greeks violated and polluted the Temple it was the Maccabees who emerged from within the Priestly class of Sadducees that drove the Greeks out and cleansed the Temple. In order to secure their independence a descendant of the Maccabees named John Hyrcanus forced neighboring tribes into the Jewish religion. These converts included the Idumeans and the Northern Itureans who were descendants of the Ishmaelite Tribe of Jetur. The Edomite and Ishmaelite converts joined the common Pharisee(Persian) population. In addition Hyrcanus destroyed the Samaritan Temple located on Mount Gerizim and forced the Samaritan tribe of Sepharvites to convert as well

Within time the class division between the Priestly Aristocrats and the common Jewish masses grew more intense. This resulted in the Pharisees transitioning their allegiance completely to that of their own Rabbis. The Pharisees even conspired with the Greeks in an attempt to overthrow the ruling Sadducees. The revolt was unsuccessful and hundreds of Pharisees were crucified. By this time Pharasaic Judaism was now comprised of Babylonians, Persians, Edomites, Ishmaelites and Samaritans not to mention the massive number of Cushites who were always prominently found within the tribes of Judah, Benjamin and Simon.

True Judahites and Zadokites lived secretly in the hidden communities of Qumran and Masada. There they belonged to the Essene-Ebionite and Nazarene Orders The majority fled into Arabia. The vast majority of those who were driven out of Jerusalem in 70 C.E were amalgamated members of the Jewish Faith. These religious refugees spread out across North Africa and reached as far as Spain. Others were taken into Europe and dispersed throughout the Roman Empire. They would later be responsible for converting the Ashkenazi Khazars. Jewish resisters who remained in the land continued to fight against the Romans under the leadership of men such as Rabbi Akiva and Bar Kochba. These resistant movements were finally crushed in 135 C.E with Bar Kochba being killed in a Lion's den and Rabbi Akiva reportedly being skinned alive.

. In the Roman Empire Jewish converts were so numerous that the Emperor Tiberius placed a ban on Jewish conversions as he feared Judaism would ultimately become the State Religion. These converts were known as Romaniot and Grecian Jews. Centuries later the entire nation of Yemen converted to Judaism in what was known as the Du Yazan Dynasty of Jewish converts.. Berber tribes of North Africa converted. In the 8th century the Ashkenazi Tribesmen known as the White Khazars converted to Judaism.

Judaism in its early years was a missionary religion that converted people by the force of the sword.. In Yemen 20,000 Christians who refused to convert to Judaism were slaughtered. In 2009 BBC declared this fact in a documentary. They were met with protests by liberal Jews who were either ignorant of the fact or in denial. However after engaging in a heated debate Israeli historians concurred with the facts and acknowledged that Judaism indeed had an aggressive missionary past.

"But one expert at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, who asked not to be named, said: “He [the king] did massacre many Christians. The volume of knowledge on the subject is growing. The tribe did convert at the end of the fourth century and Judaism was considered missionary in those days. It’s a sensitive matter from a Jewish point of view.”

http://www.thejc.com/…/historians-back-bbc-over-jewish-mass…

Judaism may have gotten its start among exiled members of the Tribe of Judah but over the centuries it had incorporated such an astonishing number of converts that its amalgamated and hybrid composition can only be understood in terms of religion and not race, nationality or ethnicity. Judaism is a religion comprised of various peoples stemming from every race, color, national and ethnic origin. This is confirmed through DNA testing as members of the so-called Jewish People tested positive for at least 10 distinct and unrelated lineages. There is absolutely no way that Judaism can claim the inheritance of the Israelite tribes nor that of Judah. Ancestry and origin would have to be determined on an individual basis.

As the Holy Koran correctly states the Israelite Tribes were NOT Jews or Christians.

SURAH 2:140
Nay! do you say that Ibrahim and Ismail and Yaqoub and the tribes(ISRAELITES) were Jews or Christians? Say: Are you better knowing or Allah? And who is more unjust than he who conceals a testimony that he has from Allah? And Allah is not at all heedless of what you do.


WHEN DID JUDAISM EMERGE AS A RELIGIOUS ENTITY???

King Herod was identified as a Jew by religious affiliation. He was not an Israelite nor was he of the Tribe of Judah. According to his ancestral origins King Herod was an Idumean(Edomite). Therefore his identity as a Jew was clearly in relation to his religion which was Yahadut. Yahadut is translated as Judaism. King Herod reigned during the time that the Messiah Jesus appeared on earth. Herod is well remembered for his elaborate renovations on the Second Temple. By association the Second Temple became known as Herod's Temple. Through the example of Herod it can be concluded that the Jewish religious identity was prevalent in the Land of Judea at the turn of the Mllennium.

It is an acknowledged fact that Orthodox Rabbinical Judaism emerged out of Pharasaic Judaism. Jesus continually confronts the Pharisees throughout the New Testament and instructs his followers not to use the term Rabbi. In regards to the above it is clear that the religion of Judaism was fully intact at this time.

WHEN AND WHERE DID THE BIRTH OF JUDAISM TAKE PLACE?:
The very first mentioning of the concept or possibility that one could become a Jew by religious faith or commitment as opposed to descent from the Tribe of Judah is during the Babylonian Exile. The Apocryphal scriptures inform us of those who suspected that the King of Babylon had become a Jew.

BEL AND THE DRAGON 14:28
When the Babylonians heard this, they were angry and turned against the king. “THE KING HAS BECOME A JEW" they said; “he has destroyed Bel, killed the dragon, and put the priests to death.”

It appears that the Jewish religious identity emerged during the Babylonian Exile and was an innovation of the Tribe of Judah. Without a Nation, Land and Temple the Judahite identity became more religious in nature. Living in a foreign land as a down trodden and defeated minority the Judahites looked to gain acceptance by incorporating Babylonians into their new Religious Order. In their attempts to attract Babylonians they eventually incorporated Babylonian practices as well. The accounts of Daniel and his friends becoming associates to the King of Babylon and their attempts to convince the King about the integrity and validity of their religious beliefs and God gives us some insight into the emergence of the Jewish religious identity. This is confirmed in the Apocryphal account as mentioned earlier in which the King of Babylon was suspected of becoming a Jew.

The transition from a Judahite tribal identity into a Jewish religious identity continued in Persia the Land of the Pharsee people. It was there that the Jewish religious identity became fully established. During this time the Jewish religion gained excepted status as an official Persian Religion and as a result many Persians converted and thus Judaism(Yahadut) became known as a religion of the Pharsees(Persians) or Pharisees.

THE BOOK OF ESTHER: MANY PERSIANS BECAME JEWS
The Book of Esther states that many Persians became Jews during the reign of Queen Esther.

ESTHER 8:17
In EVERY PROVINCE and in every city to which the edict of the king came, there was joy and gladness among the Jews, with feasting and celebrating. AND MANY PEOPLE OF OTHER NATIONALITIES
BECAME JEWS because fear of the Jews had seized them.

Those Persian Jews who settled in Judea by the decree of the Persian King were ultimately colonized by the Greeks. Those who maintained Priestly status were called Sadducees while the common Persian masses were Pharisees. When the Greeks violated and polluted the Temple it was the Maccabees who emerged from within the Priestly class of Sadducees that drove the Greeks out and cleansed the Temple. In order to secure their independence a descendant of the Maccabees named John Hyrcanus forced neighboring tribes into the Jewish religion. These converts included the Idumeans and the Northern Itureans who were descendants of the Ishmaelite Tribe of Jetur. The Edomite and Ishmaelite converts joined the common Pharisee(Persian) population. In addition Hyrcanus destroyed the Samaritan Temple located on Mount Gerizim and forced the Samaritan tribe of Sepharvites to convert as well

Within time the class division between the Priestly Aristocrats and the common Jewish masses grew more intense. This resulted in the Pharisees transitioning their allegiance completely to that of their own Rabbis. The Pharisees even conspired with the Greeks in an attempt to overthrow the ruling Sadducees. The revolt was unsuccessful and hundreds of Pharisees were crucified. By this time Pharasaic Judaism was now comprised of Babylonians, Persians, Edomites, Ishmaelites and Samaritans not to mention the massive number of Cushites who were always prominently found within the tribes of Judah, Benjamin and Simon.

True Judahites and Zadokites lived secretly in the hidden communities of Qumran and Masada. There they belonged to the Essene-Ebionite and Nazarene Orders The majority fled into Arabia. The vast majority of those who were driven out of Jerusalem in 70 C.E were amalgamated members of the Jewish Faith. These religious refugees spread out across North Africa and reached as far as Spain. Others were taken into Europe and dispersed throughout the Roman Empire. They would later be responsible for converting the Ashkenazi Khazars. Jewish resisters who remained in the land continued to fight against the Romans under the leadership of men such as Rabbi Akiva and Bar Kochba. These resistant movements were finally crushed in 135 C.E with Bar Kochba being killed in a Lion's den and Rabbi Akiva reportedly being skinned alive.

. In the Roman Empire Jewish converts were so numerous that the Emperor Tiberius placed a ban on Jewish conversions as he feared Judaism would ultimately become the State Religion. These converts were known as Romaniot and Grecian Jews. Centuries later the entire nation of Yemen converted to Judaism in what was known as the Du Yazan Dynasty of Jewish converts.. Berber tribes of North Africa converted. In the 8th century the Ashkenazi Tribesmen known as the White Khazars converted to Judaism.

Judaism in its early years was a missionary religion that converted people by the force of the sword.. In Yemen 20,000 Christians who refused to convert to Judaism were slaughtered. In 2009 BBC declared this fact in a documentary. They were met with protests by liberal Jews who were either ignorant of the fact or in denial. However after engaging in a heated debate Israeli historians concurred with the facts and acknowledged that Judaism indeed had an aggressive missionary past.

"But one expert at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, who asked not to be named, said: “He [the king] did massacre many Christians. The volume of knowledge on the subject is growing. The tribe did convert at the end of the fourth century and Judaism was considered missionary in those days. It’s a sensitive matter from a Jewish point of view.”

http://www.thejc.com/…/historians-back-bbc-over-jewish-mass…

Judaism may have gotten its start among exiled members of the Tribe of Judah but over the centuries it had incorporated such an astonishing number of converts that its amalgamated and hybrid composition can only be understood in terms of religion and not race, nationality or ethnicity. Judaism is a religion comprised of various peoples stemming from every race, color, national and ethnic origin. This is confirmed through DNA testing as members of the so-called Jewish People tested positive for at least 10 distinct and unrelated lineages. There is absolutely no way that Judaism can claim the inheritance of the Israelite tribes nor that of Judah. Ancestry and origin would have to be determined on an individual basis.

As the Holy Koran correctly states the Israelite Tribes were NOT Jews or Christians.

SURAH 2:140
Nay! do you say that Ibrahim and Ismail and Yaqoub and the tribes(ISRAELITES) were Jews or Christians? Say: Are you better knowing or Allah? And who is more unjust than he who conceals a testimony that he has from Allah? And Allah is not at all heedless of what you do.


WHEN DID JUDAISM EMERGE AS A RELIGIOUS ENTITY???

King Herod was identified as a Jew by religious affiliation. He was not an Israelite nor was he of the Tribe of Judah. According to his ancestral origins King Herod was an Idumean(Edomite). Therefore his identity as a Jew was clearly in relation to his religion which was Yahadut. Yahadut is translated as Judaism. King Herod reigned during the time that the Messiah Jesus appeared on earth. Herod is well remembered for his elaborate renovations on the Second Temple. By association the Second Temple became known as Herod's Temple. Through the example of Herod it can be concluded that the Jewish religious identity was prevalent in the Land of Judea at the turn of the Mllennium.

It is an acknowledged fact that Orthodox Rabbinical Judaism emerged out of Pharasaic Judaism. Jesus continually confronts the Pharisees throughout the New Testament and instructs his followers not to use the term Rabbi. In regards to the above it is clear that the religion of Judaism was fully intact at this time.

WHEN AND WHERE DID THE BIRTH OF JUDAISM TAKE PLACE?:
The very first mentioning of the concept or possibility that one could become a Jew by religious faith or commitment as opposed to descent from the Tribe of Judah is during the Babylonian Exile. The Apocryphal scriptures inform us of those who suspected that the King of Babylon had become a Jew.

BEL AND THE DRAGON 14:28
When the Babylonians heard this, they were angry and turned against the king. “THE KING HAS BECOME A JEW" they said; “he has destroyed Bel, killed the dragon, and put the priests to death.”

It appears that the Jewish religious identity emerged during the Babylonian Exile and was an innovation of the Tribe of Judah. Without a Nation, Land and Temple the Judahite identity became more religious in nature. Living in a foreign land as a down trodden and defeated minority the Judahites looked to gain acceptance by incorporating Babylonians into their new Religious Order. In their attempts to attract Babylonians they eventually incorporated Babylonian practices as well. The accounts of Daniel and his friends becoming associates to the King of Babylon and their attempts to convince the King about the integrity and validity of their religious beliefs and God gives us some insight into the emergence of the Jewish religious identity. This is confirmed in the Apocryphal account as mentioned earlier in which the King of Babylon was suspected of becoming a Jew.

The transition from a Judahite tribal identity into a Jewish religious identity continued in Persia the Land of the Pharsee people. It was there that the Jewish religious identity became fully established. During this time the Jewish religion gained excepted status as an official Persian Religion and as a result many Persians converted and thus Judaism(Yahadut) became known as a religion of the Pharsees(Persians) or Pharisees.

THE BOOK OF ESTHER: MANY PERSIANS BECAME JEWS
The Book of Esther states that many Persians became Jews during the reign of Queen Esther.

ESTHER 8:17
In EVERY PROVINCE and in every city to which the edict of the king came, there was joy and gladness among the Jews, with feasting and celebrating. AND MANY PEOPLE OF OTHER NATIONALITIES
BECAME JEWS because fear of the Jews had seized them.

Those Persian Jews who settled in Judea by the decree of the Persian King were ultimately colonized by the Greeks. Those who maintained Priestly status were called Sadducees while the common Persian masses were Pharisees. When the Greeks violated and polluted the Temple it was the Maccabees who emerged from within the Priestly class of Sadducees that drove the Greeks out and cleansed the Temple. In order to secure their independence a descendant of the Maccabees named John Hyrcanus forced neighboring tribes into the Jewish religion. These converts included the Idumeans and the Northern Itureans who were descendants of the Ishmaelite Tribe of Jetur. The Edomite and Ishmaelite converts joined the common Pharisee(Persian) population. In addition Hyrcanus destroyed the Samaritan Temple located on Mount Gerizim and forced the Samaritan tribe of Sepharvites to convert as well

Within time the class division between the Priestly Aristocrats and the common Jewish masses grew more intense. This resulted in the Pharisees transitioning their allegiance completely to that of their own Rabbis. The Pharisees even conspired with the Greeks in an attempt to overthrow the ruling Sadducees. The revolt was unsuccessful and hundreds of Pharisees were crucified. By this time Pharasaic Judaism was now comprised of Babylonians, Persians, Edomites, Ishmaelites and Samaritans not to mention the massive number of Cushites who were always prominently found within the tribes of Judah, Benjamin and Simon.

True Judahites and Zadokites lived secretly in the hidden communities of Qumran and Masada. There they belonged to the Essene-Ebionite and Nazarene Orders The majority fled into Arabia. The vast majority of those who were driven out of Jerusalem in 70 C.E were amalgamated members of the Jewish Faith. These religious refugees spread out across North Africa and reached as far as Spain. Others were taken into Europe and dispersed throughout the Roman Empire. They would later be responsible for converting the Ashkenazi Khazars. Jewish resisters who remained in the land continued to fight against the Romans under the leadership of men such as Rabbi Akiva and Bar Kochba. These resistant movements were finally crushed in 135 C.E with Bar Kochba being killed in a Lion's den and Rabbi Akiva reportedly being skinned alive.

. In the Roman Empire Jewish converts were so numerous that the Emperor Tiberius placed a ban on Jewish conversions as he feared Judaism would ultimately become the State Religion. These converts were known as Romaniot and Grecian Jews. Centuries later the entire nation of Yemen converted to Judaism in what was known as the Du Yazan Dynasty of Jewish converts.. Berber tribes of North Africa converted. In the 8th century the Ashkenazi Tribesmen known as the White Khazars converted to Judaism.

Judaism in its early years was a missionary religion that converted people by the force of the sword.. In Yemen 20,000 Christians who refused to convert to Judaism were slaughtered. In 2009 BBC declared this fact in a documentary. They were met with protests by liberal Jews who were either ignorant of the fact or in denial. However after engaging in a heated debate Israeli historians concurred with the facts and acknowledged that Judaism indeed had an aggressive missionary past.

"But one expert at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, who asked not to be named, said: “He [the king] did massacre many Christians. The volume of knowledge on the subject is growing. The tribe did convert at the end of the fourth century and Judaism was considered missionary in those days. It’s a sensitive matter from a Jewish point of view.”

http://www.thejc.com/…/historians-back-bbc-over-jewish-mass…

Judaism may have gotten its start among exiled members of the Tribe of Judah but over the centuries it had incorporated such an astonishing number of converts that its amalgamated and hybrid composition can only be understood in terms of religion and not race, nationality or ethnicity. Judaism is a religion comprised of various peoples stemming from every race, color, national and ethnic origin. This is confirmed through DNA testing as members of the so-called Jewish People tested positive for at least 10 distinct and unrelated lineages. There is absolutely no way that Judaism can claim the inheritance of the Israelite tribes nor that of Judah. Ancestry and origin would have to be determined on an individual basis.

As the Holy Koran correctly states the Israelite Tribes were NOT Jews or Christians.

SURAH 2:140
Nay! do you say that Ibrahim and Ismail and Yaqoub and the tribes(ISRAELITES) were Jews or Christians? Say: Are you better knowing or Allah? And who is more unjust than he who conceals a testimony that he has from Allah? And Allah is not at all heedless of what you do.


WHEN DID JUDAISM EMERGE AS A RELIGIOUS ENTITY???

King Herod was identified as a Jew by religious affiliation. He was not an Israelite nor was he of the Tribe of Judah. According to his ancestral origins King Herod was an Idumean(Edomite). Therefore his identity as a Jew was clearly in relation to his religion which was Yahadut. Yahadut is translated as Judaism. King Herod reigned during the time that the Messiah Jesus appeared on earth. Herod is well remembered for his elaborate renovations on the Second Temple. By association the Second Temple became known as Herod's Temple. Through the example of Herod it can be concluded that the Jewish religious identity was prevalent in the Land of Judea at the turn of the Mllennium.

It is an acknowledged fact that Orthodox Rabbinical Judaism emerged out of Pharasaic Judaism. Jesus continually confronts the Pharisees throughout the New Testament and instructs his followers not to use the term Rabbi. In regards to the above it is clear that the religion of Judaism was fully intact at this time.

WHEN AND WHERE DID THE BIRTH OF JUDAISM TAKE PLACE?:
The very first mentioning of the concept or possibility that one could become a Jew by religious faith or commitment as opposed to descent from the Tribe of Judah is during the Babylonian Exile. The Apocryphal scriptures inform us of those who suspected that the King of Babylon had become a Jew.

BEL AND THE DRAGON 14:28
When the Babylonians heard this, they were angry and turned against the king. “THE KING HAS BECOME A JEW" they said; “he has destroyed Bel, killed the dragon, and put the priests to death.”

It appears that the Jewish religious identity emerged during the Babylonian Exile and was an innovation of the Tribe of Judah. Without a Nation, Land and Temple the Judahite identity became more religious in nature. Living in a foreign land as a down trodden and defeated minority the Judahites looked to gain acceptance by incorporating Babylonians into their new Religious Order. In their attempts to attract Babylonians they eventually incorporated Babylonian practices as well. The accounts of Daniel and his friends becoming associates to the King of Babylon and their attempts to convince the King about the integrity and validity of their religious beliefs and God gives us some insight into the emergence of the Jewish religious identity. This is confirmed in the Apocryphal account as mentioned earlier in which the King of Babylon was suspected of becoming a Jew.

The transition from a Judahite tribal identity into a Jewish religious identity continued in Persia the Land of the Pharsee people. It was there that the Jewish religious identity became fully established. During this time the Jewish religion gained excepted status as an official Persian Religion and as a result many Persians converted and thus Judaism(Yahadut) became known as a religion of the Pharsees(Persians) or Pharisees.

THE BOOK OF ESTHER: MANY PERSIANS BECAME JEWS
The Book of Esther states that many Persians became Jews during the reign of Queen Esther.

ESTHER 8:17
In EVERY PROVINCE and in every city to which the edict of the king came, there was joy and gladness among the Jews, with feasting and celebrating. AND MANY PEOPLE OF OTHER NATIONALITIES
BECAME JEWS because fear of the Jews had seized them.

Those Persian Jews who settled in Judea by the decree of the Persian King were ultimately colonized by the Greeks. Those who maintained Priestly status were called Sadducees while the common Persian masses were Pharisees. When the Greeks violated and polluted the Temple it was the Maccabees who emerged from within the Priestly class of Sadducees that drove the Greeks out and cleansed the Temple. In order to secure their independence a descendant of the Maccabees named John Hyrcanus forced neighboring tribes into the Jewish religion. These converts included the Idumeans and the Northern Itureans who were descendants of the Ishmaelite Tribe of Jetur. The Edomite and Ishmaelite converts joined the common Pharisee(Persian) population. In addition Hyrcanus destroyed the Samaritan Temple located on Mount Gerizim and forced the Samaritan tribe of Sepharvites to convert as well

Within time the class division between the Priestly Aristocrats and the common Jewish masses grew more intense. This resulted in the Pharisees transitioning their allegiance completely to that of their own Rabbis. The Pharisees even conspired with the Greeks in an attempt to overthrow the ruling Sadducees. The revolt was unsuccessful and hundreds of Pharisees were crucified. By this time Pharasaic Judaism was now comprised of Babylonians, Persians, Edomites, Ishmaelites and Samaritans not to mention the massive number of Cushites who were always prominently found within the tribes of Judah, Benjamin and Simon.

True Judahites and Zadokites lived secretly in the hidden communities of Qumran and Masada. There they belonged to the Essene-Ebionite and Nazarene Orders The majority fled into Arabia. The vast majority of those who were driven out of Jerusalem in 70 C.E were amalgamated members of the Jewish Faith. These religious refugees spread out across North Africa and reached as far as Spain. Others were taken into Europe and dispersed throughout the Roman Empire. They would later be responsible for converting the Ashkenazi Khazars. Jewish resisters who remained in the land continued to fight against the Romans under the leadership of men such as Rabbi Akiva and Bar Kochba. These resistant movements were finally crushed in 135 C.E with Bar Kochba being killed in a Lion's den and Rabbi Akiva reportedly being skinned alive.

. In the Roman Empire Jewish converts were so numerous that the Emperor Tiberius placed a ban on Jewish conversions as he feared Judaism would ultimately become the State Religion. These converts were known as Romaniot and Grecian Jews. Centuries later the entire nation of Yemen converted to Judaism in what was known as the Du Yazan Dynasty of Jewish converts.. Berber tribes of North Africa converted. In the 8th century the Ashkenazi Tribesmen known as the White Khazars converted to Judaism.

Judaism in its early years was a missionary religion that converted people by the force of the sword.. In Yemen 20,000 Christians who refused to convert to Judaism were slaughtered. In 2009 BBC declared this fact in a documentary. They were met with protests by liberal Jews who were either ignorant of the fact or in denial. However after engaging in a heated debate Israeli historians concurred with the facts and acknowledged that Judaism indeed had an aggressive missionary past.

"But one expert at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, who asked not to be named, said: “He [the king] did massacre many Christians. The volume of knowledge on the subject is growing. The tribe did convert at the end of the fourth century and Judaism was considered missionary in those days. It’s a sensitive matter from a Jewish point of view.”

http://www.thejc.com/…/historians-back-bbc-over-jewish-mass…

Judaism may have gotten its start among exiled members of the Tribe of Judah but over the centuries it had incorporated such an astonishing number of converts that its amalgamated and hybrid composition can only be understood in terms of religion and not race, nationality or ethnicity. Judaism is a religion comprised of various peoples stemming from every race, color, national and ethnic origin. This is confirmed through DNA testing as members of the so-called Jewish People tested positive for at least 10 distinct and unrelated lineages. There is absolutely no way that Judaism can claim the inheritance of the Israelite tribes nor that of Judah. Ancestry and origin would have to be determined on an individual basis.

As the Holy Koran correctly states the Israelite Tribes were NOT Jews or Christians.

SURAH 2:140
Nay! do you say that Ibrahim and Ismail and Yaqoub and the tribes(ISRAELITES) were Jews or Christians? Say: Are you better knowing or Allah? And who is more unjust than he who conceals a testimony that he has from Allah? And Allah is not at all heedless of what you do.


WHEN DID JUDAISM EMERGE AS A RELIGIOUS ENTITY???

King Herod was identified as a Jew by religious affiliation. He was not an Israelite nor was he of the Tribe of Judah. According to his ancestral origins King Herod was an Idumean(Edomite). Therefore his identity as a Jew was clearly in relation to his religion which was Yahadut. Yahadut is translated as Judaism. King Herod reigned during the time that the Messiah Jesus appeared on earth. Herod is well remembered for his elaborate renovations on the Second Temple. By association the Second Temple became known as Herod's Temple. Through the example of Herod it can be concluded that the Jewish religious identity was prevalent in the Land of Judea at the turn of the Mllennium.

It is an acknowledged fact that Orthodox Rabbinical Judaism emerged out of Pharasaic Judaism. Jesus continually confronts the Pharisees throughout the New Testament and instructs his followers not to use the term Rabbi. In regards to the above it is clear that the religion of Judaism was fully intact at this time.

WHEN AND WHERE DID THE BIRTH OF JUDAISM TAKE PLACE?:
The very first mentioning of the concept or possibility that one could become a Jew by religious faith or commitment as opposed to descent from the Tribe of Judah is during the Babylonian Exile. The Apocryphal scriptures inform us of those who suspected that the King of Babylon had become a Jew.

BEL AND THE DRAGON 14:28
When the Babylonians heard this, they were angry and turned against the king. “THE KING HAS BECOME A JEW" they said; “he has destroyed Bel, killed the dragon, and put the priests to death.”

It appears that the Jewish religious identity emerged during the Babylonian Exile and was an innovation of the Tribe of Judah. Without a Nation, Land and Temple the Judahite identity became more religious in nature. Living in a foreign land as a down trodden and defeated minority the Judahites looked to gain acceptance by incorporating Babylonians into their new Religious Order. In their attempts to attract Babylonians they eventually incorporated Babylonian practices as well. The accounts of Daniel and his friends becoming associates to the King of Babylon and their attempts to convince the King about the integrity and validity of their religious beliefs and God gives us some insight into the emergence of the Jewish religious identity. This is confirmed in the Apocryphal account as mentioned earlier in which the King of Babylon was suspected of becoming a Jew.

The transition from a Judahite tribal identity into a Jewish religious identity continued in Persia the Land of the Pharsee people. It was there that the Jewish religious identity became fully established. During this time the Jewish religion gained excepted status as an official Persian Religion and as a result many Persians converted and thus Judaism(Yahadut) became known as a religion of the Pharsees(Persians) or Pharisees.

THE BOOK OF ESTHER: MANY PERSIANS BECAME JEWS
The Book of Esther states that many Persians became Jews during the reign of Queen Esther.

ESTHER 8:17
In EVERY PROVINCE and in every city to which the edict of the king came, there was joy and gladness among the Jews, with feasting and celebrating. AND MANY PEOPLE OF OTHER NATIONALITIES
BECAME JEWS because fear of the Jews had seized them.

Those Persian Jews who settled in Judea by the decree of the Persian King were ultimately colonized by the Greeks. Those who maintained Priestly status were called Sadducees while the common Persian masses were Pharisees. When the Greeks violated and polluted the Temple it was the Maccabees who emerged from within the Priestly class of Sadducees that drove the Greeks out and cleansed the Temple. In order to secure their independence a descendant of the Maccabees named John Hyrcanus forced neighboring tribes into the Jewish religion. These converts included the Idumeans and the Northern Itureans who were descendants of the Ishmaelite Tribe of Jetur. The Edomite and Ishmaelite converts joined the common Pharisee(Persian) population. In addition Hyrcanus destroyed the Samaritan Temple located on Mount Gerizim and forced the Samaritan tribe of Sepharvites to convert as well

Within time the class division between the Priestly Aristocrats and the common Jewish masses grew more intense. This resulted in the Pharisees transitioning their allegiance completely to that of their own Rabbis. The Pharisees even conspired with the Greeks in an attempt to overthrow the ruling Sadducees. The revolt was unsuccessful and hundreds of Pharisees were crucified. By this time Pharasaic Judaism was now comprised of Babylonians, Persians, Edomites, Ishmaelites and Samaritans not to mention the massive number of Cushites who were always prominently found within the tribes of Judah, Benjamin and Simon.

True Judahites and Zadokites lived secretly in the hidden communities of Qumran and Masada. There they belonged to the Essene-Ebionite and Nazarene Orders The majority fled into Arabia. The vast majority of those who were driven out of Jerusalem in 70 C.E were amalgamated members of the Jewish Faith. These religious refugees spread out across North Africa and reached as far as Spain. Others were taken into Europe and dispersed throughout the Roman Empire. They would later be responsible for converting the Ashkenazi Khazars. Jewish resisters who remained in the land continued to fight against the Romans under the leadership of men such as Rabbi Akiva and Bar Kochba. These resistant movements were finally crushed in 135 C.E with Bar Kochba being killed in a Lion's den and Rabbi Akiva reportedly being skinned alive.

. In the Roman Empire Jewish converts were so numerous that the Emperor Tiberius placed a ban on Jewish conversions as he feared Judaism would ultimately become the State Religion. These converts were known as Romaniot and Grecian Jews. Centuries later the entire nation of Yemen converted to Judaism in what was known as the Du Yazan Dynasty of Jewish converts.. Berber tribes of North Africa converted. In the 8th century the Ashkenazi Tribesmen known as the White Khazars converted to Judaism.

Judaism in its early years was a missionary religion that converted people by the force of the sword.. In Yemen 20,000 Christians who refused to convert to Judaism were slaughtered. In 2009 BBC declared this fact in a documentary. They were met with protests by liberal Jews who were either ignorant of the fact or in denial. However after engaging in a heated debate Israeli historians concurred with the facts and acknowledged that Judaism indeed had an aggressive missionary past.

"But one expert at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, who asked not to be named, said: “He [the king] did massacre many Christians. The volume of knowledge on the subject is growing. The tribe did convert at the end of the fourth century and Judaism was considered missionary in those days. It’s a sensitive matter from a Jewish point of view.”

http://www.thejc.com/…/historians-back-bbc-over-jewish-mass…

Judaism may have gotten its start among exiled members of the Tribe of Judah but over the centuries it had incorporated such an astonishing number of converts that its amalgamated and hybrid composition can only be understood in terms of religion and not race, nationality or ethnicity. Judaism is a religion comprised of various peoples stemming from every race, color, national and ethnic origin. This is confirmed through DNA testing as members of the so-called Jewish People tested positive for at least 10 distinct and unrelated lineages. There is absolutely no way that Judaism can claim the inheritance of the Israelite tribes nor that of Judah. Ancestry and origin would have to be determined on an individual basis.

As the Holy Koran correctly states the Israelite Tribes were NOT Jews or Christians.

SURAH 2:140
Nay! do you say that Ibrahim and Ismail and Yaqoub and the tribes(ISRAELITES) were Jews or Christians? Say: Are you better knowing or Allah? And who is more unjust than he who conceals a testimony that he has from Allah? And Allah is not at all heedless of what you do.