The Webster Encyclopedic
Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, defines characteristic as "A
distinguishing feature or quality of a person or thing : typical:
distinctive". The bible clearly shows us, that the children of
Israel would be identifiable by their characteristics, or the things that are
distinctive to them. Every racial group or nation has characteristics that
are particular to them. The Hebrews / Israelites are no different in that
This site has shown that Israel was put under punishment from the Most High. This punishment came in the form of "CURSES." These curses were to be a sign and a wonder. A sign is an indicator, so whatever race of people are suffering the fate of the curses found in the books of the law (bible) are Israelites.
Since I put this site together in 1999, I've received all kinds of supportive emails. I've also received emails from some who suggest my research should go deeper, because as some say "the Blacks of the western hemisphere are not the only true Israelites." Statements such as these are debatable, but after much thought and prayer for understanding, I realized that there could be some truth to this train of thought. I refuse to argue any point from pure emotion. I prefer to have the facts before I enter into any debate. I've been told that Native Americans, Hispanics, White Europeans and Arabs are the true Israelites. Is this the truth, racism or just plain ignorance?
The point I'm trying to make is, that we should "prove all things" just as scripture tells us to. If one believes that Native Americans, Hispanics etc. are also Israelites, then the responsibility lies with them to research the subject and offer more than emotions to support such a claim. A certain man on the internet told me, Arabs are Israelites because The Bible is centered in the "Middle East" and this is where the Arabs live. Another person told me, the Native Americans and Hispanics are Israelites because their ancestors practice some Israelite rituals and customs. Then there is the White Israelite Movement, who say the Israelites are Europeans because of a prophecy about the throne of King David.
They also say the Europeans are the "Ten Lost Tribe of Israel". My immediate response to this is to ask the question, "Can you please explain to me how those people relate to the curses and prophecies pertaining to Israel?" As was stated in the opening paragraph, the curses are a part of who the Israelites are as a people. They have become the characteristics of Israel. Any people who claim Israelite heritage must fit the curses and prophecies. There is no way around it.
Deuteronomy, chapter 28:46 states:
"And they (CURSES) shall be upon you (ISRAEL) for a sign and wonder, AND UPON YOUR DESCENDANTS (Seed) FOREVER."
Daniel 9:11 states that the curses (Leviticus 26 and Deuteronomy 28) have been poured out upon Israel because we continue to sin against Yah. We have not kept our end of the covenant we made with him.
It's pointed out many times on this site, how the Jews don't fit the curses, so how can they be Israel? It is for this reason that this page is being presented. I will show the characteristics of the Israelites. If the Jews or any other people are true descendants of Israel, they must possess these distinctive traits.
It is incorrect to say that because the Israelites were in the "Mid-East", they were Arabs. THIS IS NOT BIBLICAL TRUTH. It is also incorrect to say that because Native Americans and Hispanics practice a few Israelite customs, that this alone makes them descendants of Israel, THIS IS NOT BIBLICAL TRUTH. And lastly, a prophecy about King David cannot be used as doctrine to support the claim that Europeans are Israelites, THIS ALSO IS NOT BIBLICAL TRUTH. If those are your claims, I will not speak against it, nevertheless, you must prove how the curses effect those nations.
In the next section (BELOW) we will show the characteristics of this TRUE nation of Israel. I will only present the curses, because Israel is still under the curses, THIS IS THE IDENTIFYING MARK OF TRUE ISRAEL.
NOTE: When I say Hispanic, I am not referring to the people of the Islands, such as Puerto Rico, Cuba, the Dominican Republic etc. I personally do not consider them Hispanics. Hispanics are considered to be Mexicans and other Spanish speaking South and Central American people.
Slavery existed in Puerto Rico, Cuba and the Dominican Republic, Israelites were scattered through out those lands.
Israelites were also scattered to Mexico and other South and Central American nations also. The culture and conditions of the people in the islands are more closely related to Israel in North America then they are to Mexican culture.
The only reason they are called Hispanic is because they speak Spanish. Hispanic does not denote race. There are many different ethnic groups that are called Hispanics, each different from the next. The only thing that connects them is the Spanish language.
Please don't get confused about who is a Hispanic.
BONDAGE, SLAVERY AND CAPTIVITY,
DEUTERONOMY 28:41, 68,/ ISAIAH 5:13, JEREMIAH 2:14, LUKE 21:24 -
(DEUT 28:41) "You shall beget sons and daughters, but you shall not enjoy them; for they shall go into captivity.
(68) "And Yah shall bring you into Egypt again with ships, by the way whereof I spake unto you. You shall see it no more again and there you shall be sold unto your enemies for bondsmen (Slaves) and bondsmen (slaves) and no man shall buy you.
(ISAIAH 5:13) - Therefore my people are gone into captivity.....
(JEREMIAH 2:14) - Is Israel a servant? is he a home born slave? why is he spoiled?........
(LUKE 21:24) - And they shall fall by the edge of the sword and shall be led away captive into all nations.........
BONDAGE AND CAPTIVITY will be a big part of the children of Israel history. They would be taken captive, and put into the chains of slavery many times.
The bible tells us of Israel captivity and bondage in Egypt, Babylon, and in Assyria. History shows us Israel went into many more captivities after those.
To find the modern descendants of Israel, you would have to first find a people who were taken captive and brought into bondage in ships.
NO POWER TO FIGHT AGAINST THEIR ENEMIES
Leviticus 26: 17, 37, Deuteronomy 28:, 25, 31, 48, 68
Lev 26:17- And I will set my face against you, and ye shall be slain before your enemies:..........
Lev 26:37 - And they shall fall one upon another, as it were before a sword, when none pursueth: and ye shall have no power to stand before your enemies.
Deut 28:25 Yah shall cause you (Israel) to be smitten before thine enemies: you shalt go out one way against them, and flee seven ways before them............
Deut 28:48 Therefore shalt thou serve thine enemies which Yah shall send against thee, in hunger, and in thirst, and in nakedness, and in want of all [things]: and he shall put a yoke of iron upon thy neck, until he have destroyed thee.
Israel would have no power to stand up against their enemies. They would be defeated time after time by the enemy. No matter if it's on or off the battle field. The Israelites 9 times out of 10 would lose the battle
When reading scripture, we find Israel was defeated by the Egyptians, Assyrians, Medo-Persians, Babylon, Greece and Rome, just to name a few. But if we look through History it shows us Israel was defeated by many more enemies.
Throughout the Israelites history the enemies would always have the upper hand. This is the second characteristic of Hebrew Israelites.
EXILED INTO THE LAND OF THEIR ENEMIES
LEVITICUS 26: 34,36,38,41,44
Lev 26:34 - Then shall the land enjoy her Sabbaths, as long as it lieth desolate, and you [be] in your enemies' land;........
Lev 26:36 - And upon them that are left [alive] of you I will send a faintness into their hearts in the lands of their enemies;........
Lev 26:38 And you shall perish among the heathen, and the land of your enemies shall eat you up.......
Lev 26:41 - And I also have walked contrary unto them, and have brought them into the land of their enemies;.....
Lev 26:44 - And yet for all that, when they be in the land of their enemies, I will not cast them away, neither will I abhor them, to destroy them utterly.......
The land of Israel was given to the Hebrew Israelites by the most high, that land is their country and ancient homeland.
But YAH also promised them, that he would exile them if they did not keep their end of the covenant or keep his laws..
Israel didn't keep it, so they were kick out of their land and sent into the lands of their enemies
Not only would they be defeated by the enemy but they would also be captives in his land, and live under his oppressive rules. This is another characteristic of Israel
WORLD WIDE DISPERSAL
Leviticus 26: 33, (Deuteronomy) 4: 27, 28: 25, 63,64 32:26 (Nehemiah) 1:8, (Jeremiah) 9:16, 13:24, 49:32,
Lev 26:33 -And I will scatter you among the heathen, and will draw out a sword after you.......
Deut 28:25 -............ and shalt be removed into all the kingdoms of the earth.
Deut 28: 63.........and ye shall be plucked from off the land whither thou goest to possess it.
Deut 28:64 - And the LORD shall scatter thee among all people, from the one end of the earth even unto the other;
Yah said he would scatter Israel to the four corners of the Earth, from North to South East to West.
They are suppose to be among all people in all lands. Yah said Israel would be removed (by force) to these lands.
Israelites, have been brought captive into strange lands.
In these lands they are not part of the ruling or indigenous population, they didn't come to those lands as invited guess. They were scattered as captives.
The lands they reside in is not their ancestral homeland. This is another characteristic of the Israelites
Also read Deuteronomy 32:26, Nehemiah 1:8, Jeremiah 9:16, 13:24,49:32
all these verses relate to the Hebrews being scattered world wide.
DISEASE AND SICKNESS
Deut 28:59 - Then YAH will make your plagues wonderful, and the plagues of your seed, [even] great plagues, and of long continuance, and sore sicknesses, and of long continuance.
Deut 28:60 - Moreover he will bring upon you all the diseases of Egypt, which you were afraid of; and they shall cleave unto you.
Deut 28:61 - Also every sickness, and every plague, which [is] not written in the book of this law, them will the YAH bring upon you, until you be destroyed.
Israel will be a disease stricken people, they would suffer from all kinds of diseases and sickness.
Israel would not be a healthy racial group.
They will have the highest rate of disease in the lands they reside in.
Many diseases such as AIDS, will be common among this people
This is another feature of the Hebrew Israelites.
ISRAEL HAS BEEN PUT LOWER THAN OTHER RACES HE HAS BECOME A PROVERB AND BYWORD.
Deut 28:37 - And YOU shall become an astonishment, a proverb, and a byword, among all nations where YAH shall lead you.
Deut 28:43 - The stranger that [is] within you shall get up above you very high; and you shall come down very low.
Deut 28:44 - He shall lend to you, and you shall not lend to him: he shall be the head, and thou shalt be the tail.
The children of Israel will be the lowest people among all people they reside with.
They will be lower than the others in all matters of society. Politically, Economics and socially.
The Israelites will be known as a scornful people. They will be called by all kinds of scornful nicknames.
Israel will have to borrow from the stranger, but will be unable to lent to him.
The stranger will be higher than Israel on the social, political ladder.
JEREMIAH 17:4, PSALMS 83:4, ISAIAH 1:3,
Jeremiah 17:4 - And you (Israel), even yourself, shall discontinue from your heritage that I gave you;.............
Psalm 83:4 - They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from [being] a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.
Isaiah 1:3 - The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master's crib: [but] Israel doth not know, my people doth not consider.
The Hebrew Israelite were prophesy to loose their heritage and the knowledge of who they are.
Scripture tells us their enemies will try to wipe away their identity.
The true Israelites will loose the knowledge of their ancient forefathers.
They will be known as bywords and proverbs, or every other name besides Israelites or Hebrews
WAREHOUSED (locked away) IN PRISONS
Isaiah 42:22 - But this [is] a people robbed and spoiled; [they are] all of them snared in holes, and they are hid in prison houses:
The children of Israel will be the majority of people in jails and prisons, in the lands they reside in. Their Men, Women, and children will be hid or locked away in prison houses.
NONE PROSPEROUS PEOPLE
Deut 28:29 - ....and thou shalt not prosper in thy ways.....
Israel will not prosper in anything they sat out to do. They will be a none prosperous people. They won't have much success in anything they try to do as a nation
AN OPPRESSED PEOPLE
Deut 28:29 - and you shall be only oppressed and spoiled evermore, and no man shall save [you].
Deut 28:33 -......and thou shalt be only oppressed and crushed always.......:
Israel will always be oppressed, their enemies will always keep them under some kind of oppression.
A VERY RELIGIOUS PEOPLE (SERVING MANY GODS)
DEUTERONOMY 28: 36, 64
Deut 28:36 - Yah shall bring thee, and thy king which thou shalt set over thee, unto a nation which neither thou nor thy fathers have known; and there shalt thou serve other gods, wood and stone.
Deut 28:64 - And the Yah shall scatter thee among all people, from the one end of the earth even unto the other; and there you shall serve other gods, which neither you nor your fathers have known, [even] wood and stone.
The Hebrew Israelites are going to be part of all and every kind of religion on the planet.
There will be very little if any atheist among them.
They will be in service to the main gods of the land they reside in and others gods. Even idol (wood and stone gods).
They will serve the old gods and the new foreign gods, gods their ancient forefathers had no knowledge of.
This is another distinctive character of the modern and ancient Israelites.
The modern descendants of Israel must be a people who have suffered:
1. SLAVERY AND CAPTIVITY,
2, THEY WOULD HAVE NO POWER TO STAND AGAINST THEIR ENEMIES,
3, THEY WOULD HAVE BEEN EXILE INTO THE LANDS OF THEIR ENEMIES,
4. ISRAEL HAS BEEN SCATTERED INTO ALL NATIONS,
5. THEY ARE A VERY SICK AND DISEASE STRICKEN PEOPLE,
6. ISRAEL IS ON THE BOTTOM SOCIALLY, OTHER RACES ARE ABOVE THEM,
7. THEY HAVE LOST THE TRUE KNOWLEDGE OF WHO THEY ARE, THEY ARE NOW CALLED BY SCORNFUL NICKNAMES, EVERY NAME OTHER THAN ISRAEL AND HEBREWS,
8. THEY ARE PACKED IN PRISONS AND JAILS, THEY ARE THE MAJORITY OF THE PEOPLE LOCKED BEHIND BARS,
9. THEY ARE A NONE PROSPEROUS PEOPLE,
10. THEY ARE A OPPRESSED PEOPLE, BEING OPPRESSED BY THEIR ENEMIES,
11. AND LASTLY THEY'RE VERY RELIGIOUS, THEY WOULD BE MEMBERS OF ALL RELIGIONS.
These are things that are particular to the modern true Israelites. For any group claiming Israelite heritage they must be in the conditions that are described above. These conditions will effect them as a nation of people throughout their entire history.
Fact is, if Europeans are Israel, then these characteristics should be a part of the European people. This means all Europeans should have been brought into Europe by their enemies as captive slaves in ships, they should be a none prosperous people.
The same is true about Jews, Indians, Arabs, etc. But history does not support that.
I have provided much information on this site (parts 3,4,5,6) about how the so called black people of the western hemisphere fit the curses.
I can't find any information to support the claims of other people in this part of the world, as being Israelites. I'm not saying the information doesn't exist, I'm just saying I haven't found it yet.