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The Roots of Judaism


Root

the basic cause, source, or origin of something.

"love of money is the root of all evil"

synonyms:

source, origin, germ, beginning(s), genesis;

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Denomination

a religious group that has slightly different beliefs from other groups that share the same religion

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-ism

a distinctive doctrine, theory, system, or practice:

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Judaism, Christianity and Islam are known today as "Abrahamic" religions, which means that they trace their roots back to a man named Abraham who lived over 3,000 years ago. If this individual were here today, he would not recognize what the people who call him their father are doing, supposedly in the name of his God. These three religions all claim Abraham as their progenitor, yet they have very strong differences between them, differences that lead to separation rather than unity.

It is paradoxical that these three religious bodies claim a common ancestor who only believed in one God, yet they all somehow feel that each of them believes in a different Deity! One salient point that all three (probably deliberately) overlook is that, since Abraham was known as "the Ivrie" (Hebrew), all three are Ibraic (Hebraic)! This is rarely acknowledged but important to know.

Recently, we had the occasion to sit with a human rights expert in Israel to discuss the policy of the government with regard to "religious" communities in Israel. The word sect kept coming up in the official documentation he was reading from, which caused me to take a closer look at Judaism itself and its roots, which actually go all the way back to Adam. However, we are going to begin with Abraham.

In the book of Genesis, Abram/Abraham, the son of Terah, is called "the Hebrew[1]". Biblically, the ancestry of the family of Hebrews traces back to the eldest son of Noah, Shem[2].

Promises were given by YHWH, Abram's God, to Abram, inclusive of making his name, Abram, great. Abram/Abraham was directly in the line of Eber (עבר). Ref. Genesis 14:12 & 13, 12:1, 2, 4, 15:18, 17:1-5

Abraham's grandson, Jacob, had his name changed to Israel, and received the blessings promised to his grandfather. He subsequently gave the name Israel to Joseph's sons, Ephraim and Manasseh, who were born in Egypt of an Egyptian mother. Ref. Genesis 32:10-12, 25, 26, 28, 29, 35:9-12, 48:16

In Exodus 3:6, it reads; Moreover, He said: 'I am the God of thy father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.'

In chapter 7, verse 4 we find; But Pharaoh will not hearken unto you, and I will lay My hand upon Egypt, and bring forth My hosts, My people, the children of Israel, out of the land of Egypt, by great judgments.

In verse 16 it goes on to say; And thou shalt say unto him: YHWH, the God of the Hebrews, hath sent me unto thee, saying: Let My people go, that they may serve Me in the wilderness; and, behold, hitherto thou hast not hearkened;

Thus, we can conclude that the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, is the God of the Hebrews and He refers to the seed of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob as the children of Israel, which means the nationality of His people is Hebrew Israelite! All the sons of Jacob are Hebrew Israelites.

http://www.haaretz.com/jewish/archaeology/1.713849

[1] “The modern word "Hebrew" is derived from the word "Ibri" (plural "Ibrim"), one of several names for the Jewish people. It is traditionally understood to be an adjective based on the name of Abraham's supposed ancestor, Eber ("Ebr" עבר in Hebrew), mentioned in Genesis 10:21.” -Wikipedia – Hebrew Language

[2] “And unto Shem, the father of all the children of Eber, the elder brother of Japheth, to him also were children born.” Genesis 10:21

9 And Moses wrote this law, and delivered it unto the priests the sons of Levi, that bore the ark of the covenant of YHWH, and unto all the elders of Israel.

10 And Moses commanded them, saying: 'At the end of every seven years, in the set time of the year of release, in the feast of tabernacles,

11 when all Israel is come to appear before YHWH thy God in the place which He shall choose, thou shalt read this law before all Israel in their hearing.

12 Assemble the people, the men and the women and the little ones, and thy stranger that is within thy gates, that they may hear, and that they may learn, and fear YHWH your God, and observe to do all the words of this law;

13 and that their children, who have not known, may hear, and learn to fear YHWH your God, as long as ye live in the land whither ye go over the Jordan to possess it.'

Deuteronomy 31

22 Remember ye the law of Moses My servant, which I commanded unto him in Horeb for all Israel, even statutes and ordinances.

Malachi 3

The Hebrew Israelites were given a set of instructions to live by their God, YHWH, thru Moses. Moses cautioned them to observe these instructions and instituted reminders to keep them before the people and their children. YHWH again informs them thru the Prophet Malachi that they are to remember the law He gave to Moses for all Israel.

This was not their religion, but rather their cultural framework, since it covered areas that extended beyond the Temple, such as honest weights, borrowing and lending, etc. We can refer to these instructions as The Mosaic Code, the Roots of Hebrew Israelite culture and way of life, or Hebrew Israeliteism, inclusive of what is considered religious observances. These instructions were given to all the Hebrew Israelites before the nation split into the Kingdoms of Judah and Israel.

27 Then the king of Assyria commanded, saying: 'Carry thither one of the priests whom ye brought from thence; and let them go and dwell there, and let him teach them the manner of the God of the land.'

28 So one of the priests whom they had carried away from Samaria came and dwelt in Beth-el, and taught them how they should fear YHWH.

2 Kings 17

The Priest that was brought back was from the Kingdom of Israel, which was defeated by Assyria in 723 BCE. Thus, the ways of YHWH were known to the Priests and people of the northern kingdom, though not wholly followed. These are the practices that various peoples across Africa keep until this day, which are sometimes referred to as Hebrewisms.

10 And Shaphan the scribe told the king, saying: 'Hilkiah the priest hath delivered me a book.' And Shaphan read it before the king.

10 And Shaphan the scribe told the king, saying: 'Hilkiah the priest hath delivered me a book.' And Shaphan read it before the king.

13 'Go ye, inquire of YHWH for me, and for the people, and for all Judah, concerning the words of this book that is found; for great is the wrath of YHWH that is kindled against us, because our fathers have not hearkened unto the words of this book, to do according unto all that which is written concerning us.'

2 Kings 22

This occurred during the reign of king Josiah, around 640 BCE, over 80 years after the dispersal of the northern kingdom. The people of Judah at that time were not keeping the instructions given to Moses, so the king instituted reforms to bring the people back to their Hebrew Israelite roots and the keeping of the Mosaic Code. By the time of the return of the elite of Judah from the Babylonian captivity, this code was known as Judaism, with the addition of the Talmud and Mishnah.

So, where is Judaism today?

Rabbinic Judaism

has been the mainstream form of Judaism since the 6th century CE, after the codification of the Babylonian Talmud. Growing out of Pharisaic Judaism, Rabbinic Judaism is based on the belief that at Mount Sinai, Moses received from God the Written Torah (Pentateuch) in addition to an oral explanation, known as the "Oral Torah," that Moses transmitted to the people.

Rabbinic Judaism contrasts with the Sadducees, Karaite Judaism and Samaritanism, which do not recognize the oral law as a divine authority nor the Rabbinic procedures used to interpret Jewish scripture. Although there are now profound differences among Jewish denominations of Rabbinic Judaism with respect to the binding force of halakha (Jewish religious law) and the willingness to challenge preceding interpretations, all identify themselves as coming from the tradition of the oral law and the Rabbinic method of analysis. It is this which distinguishes them as Rabbinic Jews, in comparison to Karaite Judaism.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rabbinic_Judaism

During the time of king Josiah, the book that was found was a copy of the one Moses gave into the care of the Priests and Elders. The instructions/practices that Josiah re-instituted were based on this written word, the Mosaic Code. This would mean that the Judeans of Josiah's time were being re-familiarized with practicing/observing the written Mosaic Code. This leads us to conclude that today's Judaism is a denomination of the observance of the Mosaic Code, or Hebrew Israeliteism.

"19 say into them: Thus, saith YHWH GOD: Behold, I will take the stick of Joseph, which is in the hand of Ephraim, and the tribes of Israel his companions; and I will put them unto him together with the stick of Judah, and make them one stick, and they shall be one in My hand."

Ezekiel 37

There can be no doubt that most modern Jews are following a denomination of the original practices of the Israelites. This denomination became known as Judaism because it originated within the midst of the people of the kingdom of Judah. The original Mosaic Code, i.e. instructions/laws, were not given to a people who considered themselves Jewish, therefore, as the dispersed of the House of Israel awaken to who they truly are, they will not view themselves as Jewish, but rather as Israelites, who will observe the instructions given to Moses, as it is written. This is the reason behind the many similarities between the customs and traditions of the various Israelite communities throughout Africa and those of the Jewish people, though most of these communities are not considered Jewish.

In 1947, the United Nations declared that the Jewish people were entitled to a homeland and therefore partitioned the land then known as Palestine into a Jewish and an Arad state. The Jewish people on their part named their new state Israel, and declared it the home of the people of Israel, the home of the Jewish people.

As we have shown above, the Jewish people are only a part of the seed of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob/Israel, members of the family that is the whole House of Israel; this implicitly means that the land they received and named Israel is the home of all the seed of the Patriarchs. The House of Ephraim/Israel must also be recognized as entitled to call this land their home, without the need of recognition as observant Jews. The land of Israel was and will always be an Israelite state, the inheritance of all of Jacob/Israel's sons.

It is incumbent upon the United Nations to amend their original proclamation to include the right of all the Children of Israel to a homeland and self-determination. True peace can only ultimately be achieved thru the acceptance of truth and we hereby appeal to the better nature of all members of the United

Nations to support the cause of truth and make this just adjustment to their historic proclamation of 1947.

The efforts of the current government of Israel to have this state declared Jewish are in direct opposition to the truth of the origin of the Jewish people and the position of that people within the Israelite nation. To deny these truths is to deny any validity for the existence of the current state as a Jewish homeland; only as a member of the family of the House of Israel can the Jewish people continue to enjoy the blessings of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

The Judeans/Jewish people were among the Hebrew Israelites that Moses led out of Egypt, today they must be among the Hebrew Israelites that the God that called Moses is leading back to the land He gave to our fathers.


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