Genesis 10

by Sofia Vazquez
(New York)

This chapter of the Bible clearly shows us that the Jews and the Hebrews have different geneologies. The Hebrews, for example, are from the House of Shem. These are the people of the Covenant of God.

The Jews are from the House of Japheth. These are what we call the Gentiles. They have nothing to do with the House of Israel.

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Nov 12, 2011
The Gentiles (in the north) are The Israelites. Jews are on The Tribe of Judah.
by: Ronald Duane Cochran

(837.6) 74:8.7 The Old Testament account of creation dates from long after the time of Moses, he never taught The Hebrews such a distorted story. But he did present a simple and condensed narrative of creation to The Israelites, hoping thereby to augment his appeal to worship The Creator, The Universal Father, whom he called The Lord God of Israel.

(837.7) 74:8.8 In his early teachings, Moses very wisely did not attempt to go back of Adam’s time, and since Moses was the supreme teacher of The Hebrews, the stories of Adam became intimately associated with those of creation. That the earlier traditions recognized pre-Adamic civilization is clearly shown by the fact that later editors, intending to eradicate all reference to human affairs before Adam’s time, neglected to remove the telltale reference to Cain’s emigration to the “land of Nod,” where he took himself a wife. (a "wife" not from Adam, because humans were already existing on planet earth, before Adam and Eve)

(838.1) 74:8.9 The Hebrews had no written language in general usage for a long time after they reached Palestine. They learned the use of an alphabet from the neighboring Philistines, who were political refugees from the higher civilization of Crete. The Hebrews did little writing until about 900 B.C., and having no written language until such a late date, they had several different stories of creation in circulation, but after the Babylonian captivity they inclined more toward accepting a modified Mesopotamian version.

(838.2) 74:8.10 Jewish tradition became crystallized about Moses, and because he endeavored to trace the lineage of Abraham back to Adam, The Jews assumed that Adam was the first of all mankind. Yahweh was the creator, and since Adam was supposed to be the first man, he must have made the world just prior to making Adam. And then the tradition of Adam’s six days got woven into the story, with the result that almost a thousand years after Moses’ sojourn on earth, the tradition of creation in six days was written down and subsequently credited to Moses.

Nov 12, 2011
Re Hebrews
by: David Sheriff

Thanks for that.

I always believed that the Jews were synonamous with Israel. Are the Hebrews a race that still exist.

Why do the Jews believe that Israel is theirs?

This is why we have so much discord in the Middle East. It was Moses who led the Hebrews out of Egypt into the so called promised land. How come now it is the Jews who say this is the Holy Land ? This I do not understand and I would think no-one else in the World realizes this point also.

So much confusion. Were there 12 tribes or not. Jesus´laast action was that he wanted to re-unite the lost tribes , yes ?

Tchau David

Nov 12, 2011
The Monopoly of Divine Favor?.
by: Ronald Duane Cochran

10. The Hebrew Religion

(1075.7) 97:10.2 When the Jews had been freed by the Persians, they returned to Palestine only to fall into bondage to their own priest-ridden code of laws, sacrifices, and rituals. And as the Hebrew clans rejected the wonderful story of God presented in the farewell oration of Moses, for the rituals of sacrifice and penance, so did these remnants of The Hebrew Nation reject the magnificent concept of The Second Isaiah for the rules, regulations, and rituals of their growing priesthood.

(1075.8) 97:10.3 National egotism, false faith in a mis-conceived promised Messiah, and the increasing bondage and tyranny of the priesthood, forever silenced the voices of the spiritual leaders (except for Daniel, Ezekiel, Haggai, and Malachi) and from that day to the time of John The Baptist, all of Israel experienced an increasing spiritual retrogression. But, The Jews never lost the concept of The Universal Father, even to the twentieth century after Christ, they have continued to follow this Deity concept.

(1076.1) 97:10.4 From Moses to John The Baptist there extended an unbroken line of faithful teachers who passed the monotheistic torch of light from one generation to another, while they unceasingly rebuked unscrupulous rulers, denounced commercializing priests, and ever exhorted the people to adhere to the worship of The Supreme Yahweh, The Lord God of Israel.

(1076.2) 97:10.5 As a nation, The Jews eventually lost their political identity, but The Hebrew religion of sincere belief in the one and universal God, continues to live in the hearts of the scattered exiles. And this religion survives because it has effectively functioned to conserve the highest values of its followers. The Jewish religion did preserve the ideals of a people, but it failed to foster progress and encourage philosophic creative discovery in the realms of Truth. The Jewish religion had many faults — it was deficient in philosophy and almost devoid of aesthetic qualities — but it did conserve moral values, and therefore it persisted. The Supreme Yahweh, as compared with other concepts of Deity, was clear-cut, vivid, personal, and moral.

(1076.3) 97:10.6 The Jews loved justice, wisdom, truth, and righteousness (as have few peoples) but they contributed least of all peoples to the intellectual comprehension and to the spiritual understanding of these divine qualities. Though Hebrew theology refused to expand, it played an important part in the development of two other world religions, Christianity and Mohammedanism.

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