Who are the Jews, and what does it mean to be a Jew? For what reason do certain people dislike the Jews? What makes the Jews different from everyone else, is that they are Hebrews. What is a Hebrew? In the King James’ Bible, the word “Hebrew” is first used in reference to Abram (Abraham). When Abram was 75 years old, in 2243 BC, Yehovah called Abram to “come out” from his family in Haran, in the northern part of Canaan, which is now SE Turkey.
Perhaps twelve years earlier, the family had lived in, and moved out from, Ur of the Chaldees (Babylon), when Abram’s youngest brother (Haran) died. The Hebrews are people that have been “called out by God to be separated”, and to “cross over” into the knowledge of our Creator.
Resuming from Part 4, Noah’s Flood was in 2611 BC, which created the evil spirits now on Earth. Do atheists and evolutionists deny the existence of spirits (the paranormal)? They have to, else their belief system crumbles. Therefore, they are in denial of reality. Spirits are incorporeal entities that after they are created, they are eternal beings.
Following the flood, was the division of the continents (Babel Tower) in 2509 BC, and Abram being born in 2318 BC. The word “priest” is first found in Genesis 14:18, where it speaks of Melchizedek. When Abram journeyed on a rescue campaign (2232 BC) to save his nephew and family, roughly twenty-four miles west of present day Jerusalem, Abram stopped by a mysterious city, named Salem, on his way back. I speculate that it was a relatively small walled city, where the Temple Mount is today in Jerusalem, near where Abram would later take his son Isaac to be sacrificed fifty-two years later.
The city had been there since the flood, so as mankind ventured into the area, it was already in existence. No one knew who built the city, yet it was said that its King had no father or mother, and that He was “the Priest of the Most High God”. No one ever went into the city, and only the King was known to come out only once, to greet Abram. Melchizedek was the physical manifestation of Yehovah, who made the city for the sole purpose of being the shadow picture of the coming Messiah. This is the revelation of Psalms 110, that the Messiah would be both a priest (Levite), and a king (Judean), as explained in Part 6. Melchizedek gave Abram bread (of life), which would be the body of the Messiah, and wine, which would later be the Messiah’s blood for forgiveness of sin.
Sodom and the Cities of the Plain were destroyed in 2219 BC, and Isaac was born one year later. In Genesis 17: 19-21, God said that He will establish His covenant with Isaac, and his offspring. Isaac had twin sons (Esau & Jacob) in 2158. Jacob went to Haran to find a wife in 2083 BC, and married both Leah & Rachel (sisters) in 2076 BC.
Leah gave birth to Reuben in 2075 BC, Simeon in mid-2074 BC, Levi (the 3rd son) in very early 2072 BC, and Judah (the 4th son) in very late 2072 BC. While Leah was pregnant with Judah, Rachel gave her handmaid (Bilhah) to Jacob to give him another child, and Leah later gave her handmaid (Zilpah) to Jacob to compete with Rachel. With these four women, Jacob had twelve sons, and one daughter (probably more).
The remaining family moved into Egypt in 2028 BC, became enslaved in 1998 BC, and was led out of bondage by Moses (lineage of Levi) in 1598 BC. Seven weeks later, the first Pentecost day, Yehovah shouted down His commandments from Mt. Sinai, in NW Arabia. He established His blood covenant with “the house of Jacob” (Israel), which Israel broke less than two months later. In the King James’, at Exodus 20:3, it is not fully correct. It should say, “Thou shall have no other gods IN MY FACE”.
While Moses was gone for forty-seven days, Israel carved Egyptian gods (cows) on an altar (which can still be seen today), and made a golden calf. That meant that either all of Israel would have to die…, or Yehovah would have to die. Since the covenant was only between those two parties, no third party could intervene.
The sacrifice of bullocks and lambs was instituted, with its blood being sprinkled on the East end of the mercy seat. It was fastened “above upon” the Arc of the Covenant, made of shittim wood, overlaid with gold. Every year, on the 10th day of the seventh month (Day of Atonement), the high priest had to sprinkle blood on the East end, as a reminder that the death penalty was owed, and for the forgiveness of sins on behalf of the people for one year.
The Hebrews (Jews) became the initial (first stage) bridge from darkness, evil, ignorance of the Creator, and paganism caused by our sin nature, making a pathway available for mankind to return back towards God. They were called to be a treasure unto Yehovah, above all other
people on Earth, and a “kingdom of priests” (Exodus 19:5-6). This is why Satan hates the Jews, and has sent his followers to attack them, century after century. Through them, God offered a path away from our ignorance of the true God, and the sin nature we are born with.
During the heyday of the Medes and Persians, a high official in the kingdom set out to kill all Jews in the known world, and erase their memory from the Earth. I would guess this would be in about 438 BC. However, the Lord God turned the tables upon him. His name was Haman.
In about 168 BC, Antiochus IV Epiphanies, the Seleucid Greek King, outlawed both the use of the name Yehovah”, and the keeping of the moadim (feasts, appointed times). Anyone caught doing so was killed. This happened again in Judea (Israel) under Roman rule, and was expanded to include erasing the name of Yehovah from the scriptures, and forbidding circumcision of the male children. Any child discovered to have been circumcised was killed, along with their mother, and left hanging dead against the city walls.
In England, in 1144 AD, a rumor was started saying that Jews were stealing and killing young boys who had the first name of “William”, drinking their blood for Passover (Blood Libel). Some 300 years later, was the Spanish Inquisition. In the 1500’s, the bubonic plague was blamed on the Jews, until many years later it was learned that bacteria, fleas and rats were the cause. It is still fresh in our memory that Adolf Hitler tried to kill every Jew he could in Europe.
Satan has had a long history of persecuting the Hebrews, but another faction would arise from the Jews, which Satan would hate even more, as explained in Part 6.