Shalom Brothers and Sisters!
ESAU-EDOM AND THE “JEWS:
In the GENESIS 25 story of Esau selling the birthright to Jacob, we read that he sold it for “red pottage…therefore was his name called Edom.” Edom means “Red.”
GENESIS 28:9 tells us that ESAU went “unto Ishmael and took unto the wives he had Mahalath the daughter of Ishmael,”
GENESIS 36:2 says he also “took his wives of the daughters of Canaan; Adah the daughter of Elon the Hittite, and Aholibaman the daughter of Anah the Daughter of Zibeon the Hivite.” So these descendants of Esau would be called ISHMAELITES, CANAANITES, HITTITES, AND HIVITES! The very people God later ordered Israel NOT to marry!
God makes sure we know of the separation of Esau and Jacob (Israel), for GENESIS 36:6 tells us, “Esau took his wives, and his sons, and his daughters…and went into the country from the face of his brother Jacob.” Therefore Esau’s offspring would NOT take husbands and wives from the Hebrews, BUT FROM THE ISHMAELITES AND CANAANITES AMONG WHOME THEY DWELT! In a few generations they would be almost full-blooded Ishmaelites and CANAANITES.
The rest of GENESIS 36 tells us four times that Esau “is Edom” and the “father of Edomites.” Adding this up we would expect Esau’s progeny to be known as Ishmaelites, Canaanites, Hittites, Hivites, or collectively as “EDOMITES.” Remember as you read on that Edom means “Red.”
Several hundred years later when God delivered the Israelites from Egypt, NUMBERS 20 tells us THE FIRST PEOPLE TO FIGHT THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL WERE THE “EDOMITES!”
All the books of history in the Bible tell of enmity and war between Israel and “Edom.” AS I’ve shown, the Exodus Israelites were NOT called “Jews”. Only Israelites of the Judah Kingdom (500 years after the Exodus) were called Jews, from the name “Judahite,” (2 Kings 16:6)
In the book of Esther, when the king sent out the decree to protect the “Jews” (who were the Judahites of the Babylonian captivity), “many of the people of the land BECAME JEWS: for the fear of the Jews fell upon them.”
(ESTHER 8:17) This king ruled “from India unto Ethiopia” compassing the territory occupied by the Hittites, Hivites, Jebusites and Canaanites, so it is probable that tens of thousands of these people collectively known as “EDOM” professed the name “Jew” to escape the king’s wrath. They were NOT descendants of Jacob-Israel, though they had now become “Jews.” This was 500 years BEFORE Christ.
EZRA 9:1 after the Jewish remnant returned to Palestine, we find they took wives among the Hittites, Canaanites, Perizzites, Jebusites, Ammonites, Moabites, Egyptians, and the Amorites; thereby adding more of “Edom” to the “Jews” who lived in Jerusalem at the coming of Yashiya Christ.
Coming down through history to near the time of Christ we find that Flavius Josephus states that the “Idumeans” (Edomites) became part of “Jewry,” as we have seen from the book of ESTHER. This would explain why some “Jews” believed the Christ, and other “Jews” hated Him. Those who believed were simply the ones of Israelite ancestry; while those who hated Him were of Esau-Edom!
The BIBLICA ENCYCLOPEDIA, Vol. 2, Col. 1187, says that the Edomites are part of Jewry. The scientist and historian Dr. David Davidson wrote: “Indeed the Edomites later became completely absorbed in Jewry and under their aggressive intrusion the Jews became racially the medium of expression for the Edomite ideal for which Herod the Great had first given political formation.
The Edomite intrusion into Judaism AT EVERY HISTORICAL POINT OF CONTACT is fully discussed in the volumes of the Camb ridge Ancient History. The History of the latest phase of the intrusion (absorption or inter-marriage) is in the summary of the Encyclopedia Biblica, Volume 2, Col 1187 (he then quotes that). Even the fact that the Edomites have at length BECOME JE WS was soon completely forgotten by the exponents of Jewish tradition.” (It is this “tradition” which Christian ministers have been tricked into preaching instead of the truth.)
The JEWISH ENCYCLOPEDIA, edition of 1925, Vol. 5, page 41, states “Edom is in modern Jewry.”
Wake up Jacob-Israel!
ALL PRAISES TO AHAYAH BAHASHAM YASHIYA WA RAWACH!