|The movement of Judeans
from the main areas of settlement in Palestine, Asia
Minor, Babylon and Egypt into Europe that began in the
late Hellenistic period was stimulated by the
incorporation of Judea into the Roman Empire.
By the middle of the first century BC, Jews already lived in Rome, and it's been estimated that they may have constituted as much as ten percent of the population of the Empire.
The resilience of Judaism after Titus destroyed the Temple in AD70 may be attributed in part to the evolution from the Temple worship to the synagogue during the Babylonian Captivity. And in part to the codification of Jewish law by AD200 into the Mischnah, which became the basis of continuous study by academics, whose arguments were later preserved in the Talmud.
The Jews' migrations went through Egypt to Libya, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco, thence over the Mediterranean into Spain, through to France and Britain. Others traveled by sea to Italy, thence into France, and in lesser numbers, into Germany.
The adoption of Christianity in the fourth century brought certain restrictive legislation against the Jews in the Empire, and later in its successor states, particularly Spain, where Judaism was finally proscribed.
The break-up of the Roman Empire brought about a change in Jewish economic activity from local trades to international and national enterprise. This was facilitated by the widespread network of Jews in both Islamic and Christian lands, Jewish group solidarity with the common language, and a uniform system of commercial law based on the Talmud. The trend was encouraged by an increasing exclusion of Jews from land-owning, especially in northern Europe. Economic pursuits were severely restricted, they were confined to special quarters or ghettos, made to wear distinguishing yellow badges and under constant threat of confiscation of property and expulsion as kingdom by kingdom, the Europeans were exhausted by their evils.
The Jews' pre-eminence in commerce declined with the emergence of a Christian merchant class, and the exclusive policies adopted by the Christian Merchant Guilds forced the Jews more and more into the field of credit, closed to Christianity by the prohibition on usury. The Jews came to assume predominance in usury, especially in Northern France, England, Germany, and Northern Italy. However, with the emergence of alternate sources of finance and development of the Western economies, the Jews became much less necessary.
One by one the rulers of Western Europe expelled them from their realms: England in 1290, France in 1394, Spain in 1492, Portugal in 1492, and from many German cities. Thus, after 1497, there were no professing Jews left in all of the lands bordering the Atlantic including England (except an underground of forced converts). Expulsion sent them back via France and Spain to Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya and Egypt, into Palestine, Lebanon, Asia Minor and Greece.
Today, we'll study the background of the Westward movement of Jews along the southern shores of the Mediterranean Sea. And we'll find out just who these Jews actually are.
Cain, "who was of that wicked one" (1 John 3:12) used his inherent ability for evil by killing His half-brother Abel, the servant of God. Likewise, the synagogue of Satan uses the same propensity for evil in their quest to steal back the birthright their forefather sold to Jacob/Israel.
Though Esau was of the Adamic race, he committed genocide against his posterity by marrying into the Canaanite bloodline. Genesis 36:8 says, "Esau is Edom" and the Jewish Encyclopedia acknowledges that "Edom is in Modern Jewry". Their 1905 edition thus describes the connection between modern day Jews and the race of Edom: "Some anthropologists are inclined to associate the racial origins of the Jews, not with the Semites, whose language they adopted, but with the Armenians and Hittites of Mesopotamia, whose broad skulls and curved noses they appear to have inherited" (Vol. X, p. 284).
The writer of that article was not speaking of Hebrews, Israelites or even those of the Tribe of Judah. He was referring to Jews, a term coined by Nebuchadnezzar for the captives brought from the land of Judea without regard to race or religious belief.
Israel and southern Syria formed what was once the empire of the Canaanites and the early Phoenicians: "Archeologists have found evidence of a definite connection between the Canaanites and the Phoenicians, linking them to the Egyptians. The Canaanite pantheon of gods is similar to that of the Egyptians, Hindus and Builders" (Christ Consciousness p. 354, Norman Paulsen, 1984).
The Syrians or Aramaeans descended from Aram, fifth son of Shem. The Hittites descended from Heth, a son of Canaan. Thus, Esau/Edom was absorbed by marriage into the Canaanite race. The word Canaan means "trader or merchant".
As late as the second century AD, descendants of the Phoenician colony of Carthage in North Africa called themselves Canaanites. And "Canaanite" came to denote members of a Jewish sect who were zealots or fanatics.
The Phoenicians descended from Sidon, a son of Canaan. Throughout the Bible they are spoken of as Sidonians. Phoenician is a Greek word meaning Palm tree. Phoenicia was the "land of palm trees". An abundant supply of murex, a sea mollusk from which was extracted a purple or crimson dye made it the center of the dyeing industry.
From the Phoenicians the Greeks and Romans borrowed crucifixion, a most cruel and ignominious punishment. To the cross or stake, down to the time of Constantine, were affixed the guiltiest criminals, particularly the basest slaves, robbers, authors and abetters of insurrections, and occasionally in the provinces, at the arbitrary pleasure of the governors, upright and peaceable men also -- even Roman citizens themselves. This horrible Canaanite punishment the innocent Jesus also suffered.
Canaanite, Khazar, and Edomite, are names that accurately describe the people who call themselves Jews. A Jew originally signified a citizen of Judea, regardless of race or religion. That meaning has since become lost, although the Book of Revelation warns of those who claim to be "Jews", or Judahites with respect to the covenants of God and election, when they are unrelated by faith or by blood.
The Habsburgs are related through marriage with the Merovingians, who are said to have descended from the Tribe of Benjamin who went into exile following war with the other eleven Tribes (Judges 21). Exile took them to Arcadia in Greece where they aligned with the Arcadian royal line and towards the advent of the Christian era, migrated up the Danube and Rhine. Through marriage they engendered the Sicambrian Franks, forebears of the Merovingians, who were ultimately of Semitic or Israelite origin, and descendants of King Saul. Thus Prince Bernhard's House of Orange had its origins in France, but ultimately, in Edom.
They are identified with the Spartans, and both books of Maccabees link the Spartans with the Jews. I Maccabees 12 tells of Jonathan sending a letter to the Lacedemonians (Spartan Greeks) asking help since they were brethren. The Spartans replied, "It is found in writing, that the Lacedemonians and Jews are brethren and that they are of the stock of Abraham" (verse 21). It's assumed by some writers that this means the Spartans were Israelites, but Spartans were not Israelites they were Edomites, descended from Bela son of Beor and the brother of Balaam, and king of Edom (Genesis 36:32; I Chronicles 1:43). Edom is the son of Isaac and grandson of Abraham who sold his birthright, and bred his posterity off the Book of Life. The Danus mentioned in this chapter is assumed by many to be of the tribe of Dan, but he was not, he was son of Bela (Fasti Hellenici, Vol. 1, p. 101, Henry Clinton).
Early in the fifth century the Merovingians established themselves in what is now Belgium and northern France. There they adopted the Cabalistic pseudo-Christianity of the Cathar, a dualistic religion that holds there are two eternal gods, the god of Good and the god of Evil. This Luciferian belief is held today by the Edomites who would be our Masters under the New World Order, and who claim that Lucifer will ultimately be victorious.
The Phoenicians intermarried with invading Egyptians, Assyrians, Babylonian, Hittites, Persians, Macedonians, Greeks, and Romans, in addition to many others. They in turn through trade and contact added new dimensions to their stock from lands as close as Cyprus, or as far as Spain, and even Britain.
The Phoenician language was a form of Aramaic most closely related to Hebrew, Syriac and Moabite, which were written in a script derived from the Phoenician alphabet. After the first century BC the language was being superseded by Aramaic proper. The language spread to many Phoenician colonies. And a later development of the language, known as Pun (Latin -- punica, poenica, Phoenician) and influenced by the Barber, became the language of the Carthaginian empire. Phoenician survived as a vernacular in some smaller cities of North Africa at least until the time of Augustine of Hippo in the fifth century AD. By this time Latin, the language of the soldiers and administrators fell before Greek, the language of letters of the eastern Mediterranean. Phoenician continued to be used by North African peasants for the next century. Phoenician words are found in Greek and Latin classical literature, as well as in Egyptian, Akkadian, and Hebrew writings. The language is written with a 22-character alphabet.
Canaanites were deeply involved in the occult. Babies were offered to Molech by being thrown into fire by their parents. Phoenicians were the last to surrender sacrifice of their first-born (Urantia Book, p. 981, 1955). Human sacrifices in the civilized old world lasted longest among the "priest-ridden" Carthaginians (Pagan Christs, JM Robertson, p. 157, Dorset Press, 1987).
After about 1200BC the Canaanites vanish from history to reappear as the Phoenicians. Sidon was early celebrated for its textile fabrics and Tyre for its commerce in purple, obtaining a monopoly over purple dye, phoenikica was the Greek word for purple (Eustace Mullins, The Curse of Canaan 25, 1987). Paul's first European convert, Lydia, was a seller of purple in Thyatira (Acts 16:14).
They were the most eminent traders and navigators of antiquity. When Cambyses ordered his fleet to sail against Carthage, Herodotus wrote: "The Phoenicians, however, refused to go, because of the close bond which connected Phoenicia and Carthage, and the wickedness of making war against their own children." Cambyses (the son of Cyrus) didn't push the point, "because the Phoenicians had taken service under him of their own free will, and his whole naval power was dependent on them."
Under pressure from the great empires of Asia, the Assyrians, the Babylonians and the Greeks, the Phoenicians migrated to North Africa. A great trading people, they sailed immense cargo galleys from Asia to Britain. Not stopping at the pillars of Hercules (Gibraltar), they sailed as far as 2,500 miles down the coast of Africa. Their rich merchants provided funds for a large army and navy which transformed Carthage from a trading post into a great empire.
As Carthage was founded as a colony of Tyre in 814 or 813BC, its inhabitants were Canaanites. There is no evidence of Jews in Carthage during the Punic period, (before 146BC). The expansion of Tyre and Sidon owed something of its impetus to the collaboration of Jews from the Palestinian hinterland although substantial Jewish settlement is known only from the time of the Roman Empire, (after 146BC). And Carthaginians are described as disputing with Israelites the title to ownership of the State of Israel. (Which had previously belonged to their forefathers).
The gods of Carthage included Moloch or Baal-Haman to whom child sacrifices were offered. Their religions had the worst features of the Canaanite worship. God eventually allowed great devastation to be brought upon Carthage at the hands of the Romans. There were many Judaising sects and proselytes with intensive proselytizing activity among the Phoenician populace who felt particularly close to Judaism to which they attached themselves after their political decline as a means of preserving their own identity -- avoiding assimilation with Roman-Hellenistic culture which they hated.
The Israelites and Canaanite Proselytes from Carthage are known as Sephardim, after "Sepharvaim", a city in Syria, where exiles from Jerusalem settled after the destruction of the first temple in 586BC (Obadiah 20).
The expansion to southern Spain added to the wealth of the Empire the gold of Spain, as well as its iron, copper and silver. At its peak the income of Carthage was twelve times that of Athens. She colonized the Mediterranean coast from Morocco in North Africa to Sidon, and the borders of Rome in western Sicily. Under Carthage, Malta became "a semi-independent republic ruled by a high priest and magistrates" (Malta: A Short History and Guide, p. 7, RJL Wilkinson).
Greek and Roman historians have little praise for Carthaginians, considering them mercenary and dishonest. (But historian Plutarch was a Greek, and the historian Polybius was a friend of Scipio Africanus, who burned Carthage; so there may have been some bias in this reporting).
The Sepharvaim are also known as "Spanish Jews" and descended from the Canaanites who colonized Carthage. Following its sack by Rome, they adopted this name for deceptive purposes and constitute 5% of world Jewry today. They speak Latino, a mixture of Spanish and Hebrew, and settled in Spain, Portugal, the Eastern Mediterranean, Italy, the Balkans, Salonica and Macedonia, emigrating into France and England as mentioned.
Judah had begun to disperse since the carrying-away of captives by Sennacherib in 709BC (nine years after he'd finished carrying-away the kingdom of Israel), when he deported 200,000 from the walled cities of Judah into Assyria. Titus destroyed the temple in AD70, and after three years the last zealot stronghold also fell -- the fortress Masada on the Dead Sea. The apparent plans of Hadrian to Romanise Jerusalem ended all prospects of rebuilding the Temple, inciting a revolt in AD132 that was not suppressed until three years later.
Idumaean Jews began to migrate Westward through what had been the Carthaginean Empire which was captures and razed to the ground in 146BC by Roman general, Scipio Africanus Minor. The city ceased to exist, its inhabitants were enslaved, its fields were sown to salt and after several wars against Macedon Rome became ruler of most Mediterranean countries.
Genesis 27:40, "By your sword shall you live, and shall serve your brother; and it shall come to pass when you grow restive, that you shall break his yoke from off your neck."
Esau/Edom had broke free from Jacob/Israel's dominion and taken the dominion over him. He's stolen Jacob's identity and corrupted his religion and his bloodline. Roman is ruling the world and as Jews, the Canaanites are migrating towards Europe to make merchandise of Christendom.
According to Edward P. Cheney, "The Jew's religion set them apart from the rest of the population and the country . . . The whole of ordinary life was conducted on the supposition that men were members of the same religious body. The Jews did not fit into this framework and so had to live a life apart. They were allowed to live only in certain wards of the larger towns, which were known as "Jewries". They were required also to wear a special dress or badge of yellow cloth on the breast. They were considered to be living in the country not by common right but by special consent of the king and under his protection. They were subject, therefore, not to the common law but to special regulations made for them by the king or his officers" (A Short History of England, p. 217).
The status of the Jew in much of Europe was similar. In early America Jews could not vote, hold public office, be a witness in court and were regarded as socially subordinate. The innate nature of the self-styled Jew and Spiritual Israel, the Church, guides them towards two dissimilar systems: the amoral immoral Babylonian traditions of the Talmud, or God's Word, the Holy Bible.
The Jew Bernard Lazare wrote, "Truly has Darmestester written, 'The Jew was the apostle of unbelief, and every revolt of mind originated with him'." (Antisemitism: It's History and Causes, pp. 149-151).
The Talmud permits usury (Baba Kama, 113a). Having no inheritance in any country, they regard themselves as citizens of the world or as Henry Ford described them, "International Jews", and not bound by the Bible's restriction of Deuteronomy 23:19-20, "You shall not lend on interest to your brother; usury of money, usury of food, usury of anything lent for interest: You may lend on interest to a stranger . . ."
(Do you recall our study of the distinction in meanings of the Hebrew Words for "stranger." Usury is forbidden to be charged to anyone but a "nokri". This verse exposes with what derision the stranger Esau/Edom hold Jacob/Israel in our own land:
The word nokri (ben nekhar), covers everything of alien or foreign character, regardless of the place of residence, and is defined by the context in which it appears. It embraces the Canaanites, who descended from Ham's incestuous behavior, and the Moabites and Ammonites who descended from Lot's cohabitation with his own daughters. These nokri were strictly taboo with no rights or privileges in the Israel community. Their status was that of a bastard - Hebrew: "mamser," meaning one of mixed or spurious origins -- being specifically prevented by Divine Decree, from entering the congregation of the Lord even to his tenth generation (Deuteronomy 23:2-3). That is, never! Marriage with the nokri is positively forbidden (Genesis 24:3). The Serpent's seed are Nokri.
". . . but unto your brother (or fellow-citizen) you shall not lend on interest: that the LORD your God may bless you in all that you undertake in the land to which you go to possess it".
The Jew, Samuel Roth, explains the Jew's economic role: "We see the Jew, then, in business, as promoter, money-lender, salesman par excellence, the author and chief instigator of a system of credit by which a nation-wide usury rises like a Golem (or created monster) with a million hands on a million throats, to choke the honor and the freedom-of-movement of a hard-working people" (Jews Must Live, p. 123, 1934).
According to The Babylonian Talmud: "Five things did Canaan charge his sons: love one another, love robbery, love lewdness, hate your masters, and do not speak the truth" (Pes. 113b). For almost four thousand years, these five points have been faithfully adhered to by the Canaanite heirs who today control the World Order. This is unknown to those whom the Canaanites continue to rob, enslave and massacre. It's a command to commit genocide against Jacob/Israel.
Thus the word "Jew" became synonymous with moneylenders and usury. The real key to the Jew's economic rule over nations, and the making of usury and credit more effective, is their International Banking Dynasty.
In Holland, where so many of the better-off and the intelligentsia had fled, "the phoenix was adopted as the symbol of the elite Sephardic Jews, representing their rise from the ashes of the inquisition." On the front of the Great Seal of the United States the eagle has a small tuft at the back of the head. This indicates a hybrid combination of an eagle and the mythical phoenix. The New York Excelsior coin of 1787 shows a thin, long-necked, crested profile of the phoenix. The phoenix was one of the most familiar symbols of the Egyptian occult and represents immortality and resurrection. A man accepted into the temples was a man twice-born or re-born.
By 1600 the Dutch were the leading maritime power. In 1609 the great Bank of Amsterdam was established. Deposits were guaranteed by the government. The bank's solvency was a welcome development after a plethora of debased and unstable monetary units which had characterized the sixteenth century. The Bank's florin became the standard unit of European currency, and cheques could be written against bank accounts. Sephardic resources and expertise played the major role in forming this great bank, as they did later in the seventeenth century when a group of Dutch financiers, many of them conversos, agreed to hold British bonds in return for the ability to operate a similar bank in London.
The scheme began in England when the Jews were permitted to return in 1657, by conspiring with Oliver Cromwell, King Edward I having expelled them in 1290. When the plan for readmission of Jews was discussed, "anti-Jewish prejudices had become strong, and the Council would not consent to it (in 1654)." Also, "the mercantile interests and the clergy united in opposition" to the admission of the Jews. It took Cromwell three years to overcome the opposition and secure the admission of the Jews (The Jewish Encyclopedia, Vol. IV, p. 366-368).
The International Jews approached (Khazar Jew) William of Orange promising to help place him on the throne of England, in exchange for helping them secure a charter to establish a Bank of England. William and Mary accepted the Crown in 1689, and the constant wars were engineered between France and England to justify the Charter (see The Leading Facts of English History, DH Montgomery, p. 288).
This second great European bank, the Bank of England, was formed in 1694. In both banks, Sephardic investments were significant but not exclusive.
Through the power of usury and international banking houses, Jews have brought all money, loans, credit and financial transactions under their centralized control. Through their UN, IMF and World Bank they control interest rates, loans, currency values, regulate international trade practices and manipulate economic "cycles," to rule over Jacob/Israel like never before.
In Deuteronomy 28:43-44 God said one of the curses of disobedience would be, "The stranger that is within you shall get up above you very high; and you shall come down very low. He shall lend to you, and you shalt not lend to him: he shall be the head, and you shall be the tail."
Time does not permit us to recount the histories of the Ashkenazim Rothschilds, whose name means "Red Shield" signifying Edom, or the Edomite Jew Paul Warburg of Kuhn-Loeb and Co., chief architect of the Federal Reserve Act by which the Rothschilds obtained the gold bullion of the US, and a few Jewish, mainly European families who have the ability to create their own "money" merely by loaning computer entries into "circulation." Or the Sephardic Rockefellers.
It is interesting to note that "Every Republican candidate for President since 1936 has been nominated by the Chase National Bank." (Robert Alphonso Taft after his defeat at the 1952 Republican convention; James B. Simpson, Contemporary Quotations 49, Thomas Y. Cromwell Company 1964).
We do not have time at this sitting to speak of the City of London and their Wall Street offshoot, or of the many and various levels of the Jew's Illuminati and notable secret society fronts, Black Nobility and Committee of 300. This and our previous two teachings confirm what Paul taught in Romans 9:3-14:-
"I would willingly be forever damned if that would save my kinsmen according to the flesh: Who are Israelites (not Ashkenazim, Khazar or Edomite Jews) to whom pertains the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the Law, and the service of God, and the promises; Whose are the fathers, in whose bloodline Christ came as Kinsman Redeemer, Who now rules over all things in heaven and on earth (Matthew 28:18), Praise God!
It's not as if God's failed to fulfill His promise to the fathers for they are not all Israel, which are of Israel (the majority are without the faith of Abraham): Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, are they all children: but, In Isaac shall your seed be called. That is, the children of the flesh are not the children of God: but the children of the promise are counted for the seed.
(Otherwise the blessings and promises of God would rest upon the work of a man with his wife).
For this is the Word of promise, "At this time will I come, and Sara shall have a son."
And not only this; but when Rebecca also had conceived by one, (not two like Eve) even by our father Isaac; (For the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of Him that calls;) It was said unto her, "The elder shall serve the younger." As it is written (in Malachi 1:1-5), "Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated."
What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? God forbid."
Now, Romans 9:22-26:-
"What if God,
willing to show His wrath, and to make His power known,
endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath
fitted to destruction (like
Esau/Edom): so He might reveal the
riches of His glory on the vessels of mercy, whether
Israelites or Gentiles? As He said in Hosea 2:23, "I
will call them My people, which were not My people
(Gentiles); and her beloved, which
was not beloved. And it shall come to pass, that in the
place where it was said unto them, "You are not My
people; there shall they be called the children of the
living God." bb981014.htm
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