Joseph Warren Grammer
Many have not considered the question, Who are the descendants of Esau? The answer to this question may give us much to consider. The study of Esau’s history, and the prophecies concerning him and his descendants, will help unveil the answers to many problems in the world around us today, and can bring to us a new perspective on wars, secret political combinations, anti-Semitism, economic control, world government, interracial marriages, the establishment of hate laws, and much more. Though we will not specifically delve into any of these subjects deeply, this study should shed enough light on these subjects, however, that the informed reader will be able to see the relationship between what is presented to him and what is happening in his world.
This booklet is not intended to be an exhaustive study of the subject at hand, for there are many more extensive works published concerning it; nor is it pretending to be a 100% accurate account of the issue. The information that follows is taken from varius historical sources. History has produced an abundance of historians, very few being credible; and of those, most are tainted with prejudice, bias, personal agendas, omissions, etc. Therefore, this brief study is as I see it, considering the historical information I have investigated on the subject up to this point.
This study is not for everyone, especially those who sit in their complacent niche of never-ending ignorance, believing all is well in the world, or for those too timid to discover truths that makes them a little uncomfortable. This material may be considered “strong meat,” intended to strengthen and inform the mature Christian. (Heb. 5:12-14; Isa. 28:9; 1 Cor. 3:1-3.) Therefore, it is not aimed at those who have little understanding in the racial perspective of biblical history and the workings of God. However, for those who can withstand hard truth, this study may well provide some understanding to some of the world’s most perplexing problems.
Long ago and far away, Rebekah, the wife of the patriarch Isaac, was told by God that she would give birth to two nations. The Lord said to her, “... Two nations are in thy womb, and two manner of people shall be separated from thy bowels; ...” (Gen. 25:21-23.) The Bible story tells us that the birth of these two twins, Esau and Jacob, would have the most profound impact on future events of the world, and that Esau would have a destiny totally separate and unique from that of his twin brother Jacob, their fate being as diverse as their character.
Esau was the first born of Isaac and Rebekah, thus being heir to the birthright coming through the racial linage from Adam and Seth, to Noah and Shim, and to Abraham and Isaac. Therefore, Esau was an Adamite, a Shimite, and an Hebrew. He was not an Israelite, for his brother Jacob was later called Israel, making only Jacobs descendants Israelites. Esau was a Hebrew, for Abraham was the first Hebrew; and all of Abraham’s descendants can be considered Hebrews, even those of his son Ishmael, who is considered the father of our modern day Arabs.
Esau, or the people of Esau, grew up hating the Israelites which are the descendants of Jacob. The latter-day Saints should know that all of Israel were Christian, though they didn’t act like it most of the time; the Book of Mormon points to that fact. The struggle that started in the womb of Rebekah, probably from before conception, continues down through history until the present day. Esau and his people are traditionally anti-Israel, therefore, anti-Christian; their behavior and attitude towards Christians point to that fact.
Esau, Father of Edom
Many have not considered the question: Who are the descendants of Esau? The answer to this question may give us much to consider. The study of Esau’s history, and the prophecies concerning him and his descendants, will help unveil the answers to many problems in the world around us today, and can bring to us a new perspective on wars, secret political combinations, anti-Semitism, economic control, world government, interracial marriages, the establishment of hate laws, and much more. Though we will not delve into any of these subjects deeply, this study should shed enough light on these subjects, however, that the informed reader will be able to see the relationship in what is presented to what is happening in His world.
The Bible informs us that “Esau despised his birthright” when he sold it to Jacob. (Gen. 25:34.) He also despised his race by marrying strange women. He married the daughters of the Canaanites, Ishmaelites, Hittites, Hivites, and Horites. These interracial marriages “were a grief of mind to Isaac and Rebekah.” (Gen. 26:35.) The descendants of Esau became known as “Edom,” and the land of Esau’s descendants was in mount Seir; they were “Edomites” and considered the people of mount Seir.
6. And Esau took his wives, and his sons, and his daughters, and all the persons of his house, and his cattle, and all his beasts, and all his substance, which he had got in the land of Canaan; and went into the country from the face of his brother Jacob.
7. For their riches were more than that they might dwell together; and the land wherein they were strangers could not bear them because of their cattle.
8. Thus dwelt Esau in mount Seir: Esau is Edom.
9. And these are the generations of Esau the father of the Edomites in mount Seir (Gen. 36:6-9.)
Mount Seir is the original name of the mountain range extending along the east side of the valley of Arabah, from the northern tip of the Golf of Elath, or what we now consider the Gulf of Akaba, to the southern tip of the Dead Sea, Ezion-Geber being a seaport to the south. The land of Midian was to the south-east, Moab to the north-east, Sinai Peninsula to the south west, and Israel to the north and north-west. The land is a mountainous region and called mount Seir. The pagan Horites appear to have been the chief inhabitants of the area, until Esau and his people obtained it and intermarried with them.
The Bible informs us that God hated Esau and his people. “As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated.” (Rom. 9:13.) In Malachi we read:
2. ... Was not Esau Jacob’s brother? saith the Lord: yet I loved Jacob,
3. And I hated Esau, and laid his mountains and his heritage waste for the dragons of the wilderness.
4. Whereas Edom saith, We are impoverished, but we will return and build the desolate places; thus saith the Lord of hosts, They shall build, but I will throw down; and they shall call them, The border of wickedness, and, The people against whom the Lord hath indignation for ever. (Mal. 1:2-4.)
Condemnation Upon Edom
Before Judah was taken captive to Babylon by Nebuchadnezzar in 586 B.C., Israel was already intermarrying with some of the pagan people around them, including the Edomites who had a continual hatred for Israel. Edom had conspired with Nebuchadnezzar in taking Jerusalem, and for their cruelty they were denounced by later prophets. (The map at right shows the area of Edom, the location of Mt. Seir, in relation to the rest of the Middle East.)
The book of Obadiah (cir. 613-583 B.C.), the second shortest book in the Bible next to Philemon of the New Testament, foretells the fall of Edom because of their hostility towards Judah. The book is a sustained denunciation of the Edomites for their complicity against Judah. The book starts out: “The vision of Obadiah, Thus saith the Lord God concerning Edom; we have heard a rumor from the lord, and an ambassador is sent among the heathen, Arise ye, and let us rise up against her in battle. Behold, I have made thee small among the heathen: thou art greatly despised. (Obad. 1-2.)
Then Obadiah speaks of their treachery against Judah as though it was a secret combination. “How are the things of Esau searched out! how are his hidden things sought up!” (Obad. 6.) Obadiah 9-14 then lays out some of the disloyalty they displayed against their brothers.
9. And thy mighty men, O Teman [a city of Edom], shall be dismayed, to the end that every one of the mount of Esau may be cut off by slaughter.
10. For thy violence against thy brother Jacob shame shall cover thee, and thou shalt be cut off for ever.
11. In the day that thou stoodest on the other side, in the day that the strangers carried away captive his forces, and foreigners entered into his gates, and cast lots upon Jerusalem, even thou wast as one of them.
12. But thou shouldest not have looked on the day of thy brother in the day that he became a stranger; neither shouldest thou have rejoiced over the children of Judah in the day of their destruction; neither shouldest thou have spoken proudly in the day of distress.
13. Thou shouldest not have entered into the gate of my people in the day of their calamity; yea, thou shouldest not have looked on their affliction in the day of their calamity, nor have laid hands on their substance in the day of their calamity;
14. Neither shouldest thou have stood in the crossway, to cut off those of his that did escape; neither shouldest thou have delivered up those of his that did remain in the day of distress.
The Turn of Events
Many years later, when Cyrus the Great allowed Judah to return to Jerusalem and rebuild the city (cir. 522 B.C.), many descendants of Esau went with them and continued to mix with those of the tribe of Judah and settled with them in Judea (Jer. 40:11-12), becoming converted to Judaism. Some members of the tribes of Judah and Benjamin did not choose to go back to Jerusalem but preferred to remain in Babylonia, intermarrying and becoming a part of the Babylonian, Edomite, and Canaanite people there; many of whom were converted to Judaism. In Esther we read, “Then many of the people of the land became Jews.” (Esth. 8:17.) As a matter of fact, the name “Jew” first appears in scriptural history in Jeremiah 34:9, being about the year 600 B.C., around the time of the Babylonian captivity. It is assumed that the term Jew was meant as a reference to those of Judah. However, this is not the case. The real Jews are a mixture of races from the time of the Babylonian captivity, they are not descended from the pure line of Judah.
Not only the people, but the line of the priesthood had also become polluted. To establish who was worthy of the priesthood, Nehemiah obtained a register upon which the holders of the priesthood were “reckoned by genealogy.” (Neh. 7:5.) However, some “sought their register among those that were reckoned by genealogy, but it was not found: therefore were they, as polluted, put from the priesthood,” or denied the priesthood until the purity of their line could be established by Urim and Thummim. “And the Tirshatha said unto them, that they should not eat of the most holy things, till there stood up a priest with Urim and Thummim. (See Neh. 7:61-65; Ezra 2:59-63.)
During the war years of the Maccabees of Judah (cir. 166-135 B.C.), John Hyrcanus conquered all of Edom and completely subdued all the Edomites. The Encyclopedia Judaica states: “John Hyrcanus conquered the whole of Edom and undertook the forced conversion of its inhabitants to Judaism.” (Joseph., Ant. XIII, 9, 1.) “Thenceforth the Edomites became a section of the Jewish people.” (Encyclopedia Judaica, (1971) 6:378.)
And The New Standard Jewish Encyclopedia, (1977) p. 589, says the same thing. From what the Jewish Encyclopedia says, the Jews admit that they incorporated their eternal enemy, the Edomites, into their own religion to become part of their people. “Thus, at this juncture of time the Edomites ‘were incorporated with the Jewish nation, and their country was called by the Greek and Romans ‘Idumea’ (Mark iii. 8; Ptolemy, ‘Geography,’ v. 16).” (The Jewish Encyclopedia, (1904) 5:41.)
This could have been part of the judgment upon Edom written by Isaiah when he looked into the future and quoted the Lord, saying, “For my sword shall be bathed in heaven: behold, it shall come down upon Idumea, and upon the people of my curse, to judgment. The sword of the LORD is filled with blood, it is made fat with fatness, and with the blood of lambs and goats, with the fat of the kidneys of rams: for the LORD hath a sacrifice in Bozrah, and a great slaughter in the land of Idumea.” (Isa. 34:5-6.)
At this time the descendants of Esau were forced to convert to Judaism, along with conformity to all Jewish laws, customs, and government. Hence, the Edomites became assimilated as part of the Jewish nation, their country being in Judea, or southern Palestine, but they stayed idolaters. There was such a large number of Edomites before the time of Christ that it was called by the Greeks and Romans, “Idumea.” Idumea being the term prophetically used by Isaiah, and a term that will later be used by other prophets and historians. (Mark 3:8; see Josephus, Antiquities of the Jews, 13.)
Herod, the king of Judah, was an Idumean or Edomite, and the one who caused the slaughter of the infants at Bethlehem just after the birth of Jesus. It was most likely of these people, the Idumean Edomites, Jesus spoke when he denounced the scribes and pharisees by saying, “If ye were Abraham’s children, ye would do the works of Abraham.” He then went on to say, “Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. He that is of God heareth God’s words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.” (See John 8:33-47.)
Because of rebellion, Rome finally got fed up with Jerusalem, and Titus laid siege to Jerusalem about 66-70 A.D. The Edomites participated in the defense of Jerusalem against Rome. The Jewish Encyclopedia again says, “Immediately before the siege of Jerusalem 20,000 Idumeans [Edomites] appeared before Jerusalem to fight in behalf of the Zealots who were besieged in the Temple.” (Vol. 5:41.) When Rome was successful in subduing Jerusalem, the descendants of Esau were dispersed off the land with the Jews. In history, this is the last we hear of the Edomites as a people.
The Khazars (Chazars)
There are two main types of Jews today, the Sephardic Jew (known as “Spanish Jews”), which makes up a small percentage of the Jews in the world, and the Ashkenazi Jew of eastern Europe, found in Poland, Russia, Germany, and western Asia, making up the much greater part of the so-called Jews in the world; so-called because the bulk of the Jews traveled to an area known as Chazaria (Khazaria) situated between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea, north of the Caucasus mountains and west of the Urals. The Jewish Encyclopedia, states, “CHAZARS: A People of Turkish origin whose life and history are interwoven with the very beginnings of the history of the Jews of Russia ... Historical evidence points to the region of the Urals as the home of the Chazar.” (The Jewish Encyclopedia, 5:41.)
The "Khazars" (the most prevalent spelling today) were originally part of the Turkic speaking tribes. They were a pagan and sex-oriented people who embraced Judaism in 740 A.D. instead of Christianity or Mohammedism. Arthur Koestler concludes that the majority of the eastern Jews—being the bulk of the Jewish world—are of Khazarian origin and not Semitic. From Koestler’s book, a book in which he devotes 255 pages to establish his premise, he said, “... the large majority of surviving Jews in the world is of Eastern European—and thus perhaps mainly of Khazar—origin. If so, this would mean that their ancestors came not from the Jordan but from the Volga, not from Canaan, but from the Caucasus; ... and that genetically they are more closely related to the Hun, Uigur and Magyar tribes than to the seed of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.” (The Thirteenth Tribe, p. 17.)
H.G. Wells stated: “... the Idumeans (Edomites) were ...made Jews, . . . and a Turkish people (Khazars) were mainly Jews in South Russia. ... The main part of Jewry never was in Judea and had never come out of Judea.” (The Outline of History, p. 494.) The Jewish Encyclopedia states that the majority of the stock of Khazars came from the land of Edom. “... Abd al-Rahman, Sultan of Cordova, in his letter to King Joseph of the Chazars (about 960 A.D.), ... speaks of the tradition according to which the Chazars once dwelt near the Seir Mountains.” (The Jewish Encyclopedia, 4:3.) Remember, the Seir was a mountain range south of the Dead Sea, the “Seir Mountains” being none other than the original land of Esau. “Thus dwelt Esau in mount Seir: Esau is Edom.” (Gen. 36:8.) Therefore, the Jews admit that the Chazar (Khazar) Jews are from Esau.
If the Khazar originally “dwelt near the Seir Mountains” then they, along with the Jews of the world, are of Edomite stock. Some historians indicate that at the fall of Jerusalem in 586 B.C. not all Edomites stayed in the area, many fled and migrated northward. (Who is Esau-Edom, p. 11.) The ultimate destination, or where they finally settled, is not known; it could have been in the area later called Chazaria, but this is only speculation with no historical proof. However, if true, the Khazars would have had a natural affinity for the Edomites and Jews as they traveled north from Jerusalem, helping to explain why the Khazars accepted Judaism as their national religion rather than Mohammedism or their natural enemy Christianity.
Though most of the modern Jews of today claim to have come from the tribe of Judah, they are really a hybrid people consisting of Edomites, Canaanites, Judahite, Babylonians, Huns, Khazar, Sloves, and such. Hence, the majority of the world’s Jewish people, as we know them today, are a mixture of the blood of Israel, Edom, Khazaria, and other nations. Arthur Koestler had record of a letter by a Khazar King who traced his genealogy back to “Japheth’s grandson, Togarma, the ancestor of all Turkish tribes,” and not to Shim. (The Thirteenth Tribe, p. 72.)
The Jews in Europe
The Khazar government was destroyed by Russia in 1016 A.D. and their land later invaded by the hordes of Genghis Kahn around 1200 A.D. The two events forced large numbers of Khazars to migrate to eastern Europe and western Russia, forming the cradle of western Jewry. As they migrated into the north and west they lost their identity as Khazars, becoming known as Jews because of their religion. Their Yiddish language, instead of being the original language of the Hebrews, is actually an amalgamation of Aramaic, Slovak, and medieval German dialects.
(The map at right shows the area of Jews in relation to the rest of Europe during the Tenth Century A.D. The area in RED represents the Jews of Chazaria (Khazaria); the YELLOW that of the Roman Catholic Church; the BLUE is Greek Orthodox, GREEN, Islamic; and VIOLET represent those nations considered "Pagan.")
For centuries, the main source of income for the Khazar was the control of those trade routes that went through their country from east to west and from north and south. Because of dealing in trade for hundreds of years, the Khazar Jew received much experience in finance; and having a natural propensity for the handling of money, they became very adept at financial manipulation.
During the dark ages of Europe, those of the Roman Catholic faith could not make a profit off of their brother or they would be subject to excommunication from the church; of course this did not stop the church from gathering and hording wealth while its subjects stayed in poverty. The feudal system was in full sway at this time. The Kings and Lords that owned the land did not have to buy and sell for their wealth, they just took it from the peasants they controlled or from another kingdom if they were powerful enough—their palaces being the center of life. Consequently, there was no middle class, only the very wealthy and very poor. These two factors, the religious and feudal systems, left a large economic vacuum in Europe in which the Jews were very capable of filling, due to their centuries of trade exploits, and having a personality trait that almost insured success.
Jewish traders established centers of commerce on major rivers and at particular crossroads of travel. It wasn’t long before these trade centers grew large, developing into towns and cities. Peasants found that there was money to be made by working in these town, so they left the land and their land Lords and moved to the towns to earn a living for themselves. By the time of the religious Reformation, the towns and cities had become the major centers of activities, not only for commerce but for social and cultural events as well. When cities and towns started becoming the center of life, and the Kings and Lords were losing their hold on the population, the middle class started to emerge.
Because of their great financial wealth, the Jews developed the modern banking system of loaning money on usury, or interest, a thing the Christians were forbidden to do on pain of excommunication and loss of property. (See Endnote 1.)
Now how did our current day banking system come into being? Although there were those who dabbled in the practice of banking earlier, our modern European banking conglomeration was started by a Jew named Armschel Moses Myers, who later changed his name to Rothschild. After some success in a small banking house, Rothschild established branches of his bank in Germany, Vienna, England, Italy, and France, placing one of his sons at the head of each of the different branches.
With this kind of arrangement, Rothschild proceeded to influence governments to borrow from his banking establishments to finance wars, which have always been plentiful in Europe. With a branch in each major country, his sons could convince the reigning King, or despot, to borrow from them to finance his campaign. Thus, the Rothschilds could finance both sides of a war and make money from the interest charged. As Meyer Rothschild, one of the sons of Armschel who controlled the bank in Frankfurt, Germany, said, “Permit me to control the money of a nation, and I care not who makes its laws.” (The Unseen Hand, p. 140.)
The international banking syndicate conspiracy has been traced back to 1776, with Adam Weishaupt and his Illuminati Order; Weishaupt was a Jew. At this time, it may be of interest to say that George Washington came into the possession of the book, Proofs of a Conspiracy, and tried to warn his friends. At one time he wrote a letter to a Reverend G. W. Snyder, wherein he said, “Reverend Sir: It was not my intention to doubt that the doctrine of the Illuminati and the principles of Jacobinism had not spread in the United States. On the contrary, no one is more satisfied of this fact than I am. ...” (See Endnote 2.)
The Edomites conspired with Nebuchadnezzar against Judah when the Jews were taken captive into Babylon, now their descendants are conspiring against the world to control mankind. This is pointed out by David Ben-Gurion, former Prime Minister of Israel. In a Look Magazine article of January 1962, he said: “All continents will become united in a world alliance, at whose disposal will be an international police force. All armies will be abolished, and there will be no more war. In Jerusalem, the United Nations (a truly United Nations) will build a shrine of the prophets to serve the federated union of all continents: this will be the seat of the supreme court of mankind, to settle all controversies among the federated continents...” (Look, January 16, 1962, p. 20.)
The Talmud, which originated during the Babylonian captivity, has become the foundation of Judaism. The Talmud is actually “the product of the Palestinian and Babylonian schools” and is generally called “the Babylonian Talmud.” (The Jewish Encyclopedia, 12:1.) Herman Wouk in the New York Herald-Tribune, Nov. 17, 1959, said, “The Talmud is to this day the circulating heart’s blood of the Jewish religion . . . we follow the Talmud. It is our common law.” Rabbi Zion Bokser stated: “Judaism is not the religion of the Bible.” (Judaism and the Christian Predicament, p. 159.) The Talmud teaches many laws and principles contrary to the Bible. In fact, in Sanhedrin 88b, the Talmud teaches that its precepts and laws are of a “greater stringency” than those in the Bible. It also teaches that there is no transgression in a Talmudic law, even though a “Biblical law is transgressed.”
A very few of the un-biblical laws found in the Talmud are as follows: “One can revile the Divine Name if mentally applying it to some other object’ (Sanhedrin 65a-b); “One may declare: ‘Every vow which I may make in the future shall be null” (Nedarim 23a-23b); “If ten men smote a man with ten staves and he died, they are exempt from punishment” (Sanhedrin 78a); “A harlot’s hire is permitted, for what the woman has received is legally a gift” (Adodah Zarah 62b-63a); “If one committed sodomy with a child of less than nine years, no guilt is incurred” (Sanhedrin 54b); “He who gives of his seed to Molech [human sacrifice] incurs no punishment” (Sanhedrin 64a); “Women having intercourse with a beast can marry a priest, the act is but a mere wound” (Yebamoth, 59b); and so forth.
Here are some reference made about Jesus: “Referred to as the son of Pandira, a Roman soldier” (Abhodah Zarah, II); “Illegitimate and conceived during menstruation” (Kallah, 18b); “Called a fool and no one pays attention to fools” (Schabbath, 104b); “Died like a beast and buried in animals’ dirt heap” (Zohar III, 282); plus many more.
A few about Christians: “Christians are idolaters, must not associate” (Hilkhoth Maakhaloth); “Christians to be pitied more than sick pigs” (Orach Chaiim, 57, 6a); “Christian idolaters likened to cows and asses” (Zohar II, (64b); “Trade with Christians because they have money to pay” (Abhodah Zarah, 2aT); “Jews must always try to deceive Christians” (Zohar I, 160a); “Do not save Christians in danger of death” (Hilkkoth Akum X, 1); “Baptized Jews are to be put to death” (Hilkhoth Akum X, 2); “If Jew kills Christian commits no sin” (Sepher Or Israel, 177b); and more. Many of the Talmudic laws are even more disgusting than those just mentioned, but enough is enough.
In 1923, after Dr. Alfred Luzsenzsky translated the Talmud into Hungarian, he was charged with promoting “pornography” and with “corruption of public morals.” However, the court found that, “The horrors contained in the translation of Alfred Luzsensky are without exception found in the Talmud. His translation is accurate.” And Rabbi Morris N. Kertzer stated in Look Magazine, June 17, 1952, that the Talmud “is the legal code which forms the basis of Jewish Religious law and it is the textbook used in the training of Rabbis.”
Although there are many Jews with various physical features, there are some basic ones that reveal from whom they are descended. It is generally considered that Jews have a darker or swarthier skin than the traditional gentile, which are more pale in coloration—the darker tones being indicative of the ancient people around Palestine. However, a true Israelite has a fair skin. For example, when a “Philistine looked about, and saw David, he disdained him: for he was but a youth, and ruddy, and of a fair countenance.” (1 Sam. 17:42; see 1 Sam. 16:12; Lam. 4:7.) And we know that the Nephites, who were of Israel, were a white and delightsome people. (2 Ne. 5:21.) If the original Israelites were white and delightsome, and of a fair countenance, where did the current Jews get their traditional darker and swarthier complexion, if not from inter-marring with the Gentile and pagan races?
One other feature to be referred to is their profile. The traditional Jewish forehead and nose is rather long and slanted, the nose being rather arched or hooked. If we study some of the drawings and sculpture of ancient Babylonian, Canaanite and Hittite figures we will see the same type of profile—a striking resemblance. Siang Mien masters, those Chinese that have studied facial features, say people with such noses know how to look after their money, and how to conceal how much they have (Secrets of the Face, p. 129), for which the Jews traditionally seem to have a great propensity.
The Original Red Man
Smith’s Dictionary of the Bible says that Edom means red (p. 155), it also says that Idumea means red. (p. 264.) The color red is symbolic of the inherent nature of the Edomites. Esau came out red when he was born (Gen. 25:25), and the pottage for which he sold his birthright was red. (Gen. 23:30.) Red is representative of bloodshed (2 Kings 3:22), and of sin in general. (Isa. 1:18.) Esau was a war-like person, and the red horse of Revelations signifies war. (Rev. 6:4.) The red dragon is symbolic of the Antichrist (Rev. 12:3), the woman on the beast is dressed in scarlet (Rev. 17:3-4), and the Jews are the most anti-Christian people on earth. Red was the color of the Russian flag of revolutionary socialism, mostly funded by the Jewish banking system, and of course there is “Red Square,” and so forth. Red is always associated with something bad; for example it is a universal sign for the warning of danger, as our traffic “stop” signs and traffic lights indicate.
Jesus Was No Jew
It needs to be pointed out that Jesus was not a Jew as most people want to believe. The Jew was a racial-mix from the time of the Babylonian captivity. Jesus was of the pure blood of Israel who’s physical genealogy can be traced in scripture. (Luke 3:23-38.) Jesus did not display the physical characteristics for which the Jews have, for the most part, been known. From many historical records written by those who saw and met Him we learn that He had blue eyes, fair skin, and not the prominent profile so commonly associated with the Jew. Again, it has been the influence of the Edomite racial-mix called Jews, tampering with holy writ, who have greatly encouraged the belief that Jesus was a Jew. Jesus was a Nazarene and a Judean, but not a Jew. The terms Jew and Judea are not synonymous. This is one reason why Jesus said to the Jews, “Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. ... He that is of God heareth God’s words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.” (John 8:44, 47.) Jesus did not consider Himself a Jew.
God separated the people of the earth and changed their language for a reason. The mixing of the races, meaning the chosen seed of Abraham and true Israel from the line of Shem; the Gentile line through the seed of Japheth; and the black race from the seed of Cain through the loins of Ham — Shem, Ham, and Japheth being the three sons of Noah. (Gen. 6:10.) It has always been Satan’s desire to destroy the chosen race that God intended to remain pure; for Israel is destined to be the governing race. Thus we find in various places in holy writ where God condemns racial intermarriage; and Esau was no exception by marring the daughters of the Canaanites, Ishmaelites, Hittites, Hivites, and Horites; which “were a grief of mind to Isaac and ebekah.” (Gen. 26:35.)
Also, as we studied above, the Edomites, who were a mixture of the chosen race, the Gentile race, and the seed of Cain, intermarried with the Babylonians and the tribe of Judah during the Babylonian captivity. Today, Satan has inspired the civil rights conflict to break down the barriers that naturally separate the seed of Cain from that of the chosen seed; and encourages racial intermarriage, as is so prevalently exhibited in movies and on television. We must understand that it is the Jews, or Edom, who control most of Hollywood and the entertainment media. They are some who are fostering Satan’s agenda of tainting the race of God—probably unknowingly, but yet it is being done.
By giving in to social and political pressure (which has been called revelation), the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has adopted what is called, OFFICIAL DECLARATION—2, allowing all “worthy males” to receive the priesthood. Thus, caving in under social and political pressure, they are encouraging the continued mixing of the races, and in particular, the tainting of God’s chosen race. It must be understood that just because one is ordained by words and the laying on of hands to hold the priesthood of God, that priesthood is NOT bestowed without God’s approval. Perhaps the words of Zechariah has meaning here: “... and in that day [meaning at the end times] there shall be no more the Canaanite in the house of the Lord of hosts.” (Zech. 14:21.) Could this be another reason why there needs to be a “one mighty and strong ... to set in order the house of God”? (D&C 85:7.)
A Thought to Consider
Of the seven churches of Asia, to whom John the Revelator wrote, two of them were Ephesus and Smyrna. The Ephesians he accused of being Nicolaitans, and to those who claimed to be Jews of Smyrna, he said they “are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.” (Rev. 2: 6, 9.)
A Nicolaitane band is mentioned in D&C 117:11, and refers to a secret combination. (See the subject in the Index to the LDS Triple Combination, 1981 edition.) Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible states that the original word used in Revelation for Nicolaitans means, “victorious over the people ... a conquest.”
The city of Ephesus was only 40 miles from that of Smyrna in the Roman province of Asia, and in these two cities the Christian Jews were established in great number after the ascension of Christ and the day of Pentecost. From what we have learned about the tainted Jewish line during the time of Jesus, is there any wonder that the Lord would refer to them through John as the “synagogue of Satan”? And from what the Lord said in Revelation 2:6 about them being Nicolaitans, the corrupted Jews must have already had an inclination towards secret combinations.
Concerning True Israel
Although we are suppose to be living in an enlightened world, what we know of true Israel is partly conjecture. Therefore, we shall not delve into this subject much here, for there is still much speculation concerning who or where is Israel. And although the true blood of Israel may be spread all around the globe today, we do have much history showing that the bulk of them settled in Western Europe as the Anglo-Saxon, Germanic, Scandinavian and Celtic people.
The Jews today call themselves Israel, but that is not necessarily so. Even if the Jews were a pure race, they would not be considered ALL of Israel. Israel was the name given to Jacob by God, so ALL of Jacob’s descendants can be considered Israel.
Jacob had twelve sons, not just Judah, through whom the Jews claim their current title of “Jew.” When the nation of Israel was split after Solomon, there emerged two different kingdoms; the Kingdom of Israel, comprising mostly the ten northern tribes of Israel; and the Kingdom of Judah, comprising mostly two southern tribes of Israel, namely the tribes of Judah and Benjamin. For simplicity sake, we shall just consider these two kingdoms in this way.
One of the kings of Assyria, Pul, was the first to invade Israel in about 770 B.C. Shalmaneser besieged Samaria for three years, destroying the kingdom of Israel in 721 B.C. Sargon usurped the throne and developed Nineveh into a most beautiful city. Sargon’s son Sennacherib invaded the kingdom of Judah in the reign of Hezekiah. Between 770-686 B.C. the ten tribes of the northern Kingdom of Israel (House of Israel), together with a large portion of the southern Kingdom of Judah (House of Judah) were taken captive into Assyria. (2 Kings 17:6-18.) The Assyrian kings didn’t leave a real estate vacuum, but placed some of their own people in Samaria and in the cities round about. (2 Kings 17:24.) The descendants of these foreigners, those who occupied Samaria, were the ones referred to in the New Testament as the Samaritans. They were the ones the Jews despised and of whom Jesus gave the parable of the good Samaritan.
The captured tribes of Israel were placed around the Caucasus Mountains, in the northern part of Assyria. Here they remained for over a 100 years until the Babylonian empire destroyed Assyria. The Babylonians, not being concerned with these previously captured Israelites, let them alone. Captive Israel’s old homeland now being occupied by the Samaritans, the tribes of Israel migrated north-westward into western Europe, while a few moved north into what is now Russia. As they migrated, they were not known as Israelites, but by a variety of other names. There is, though, a vestige of their identity, such as from the tribe of Dan in the Danube and Dan-Merk or Denmark, and the Anglo-Saxon derived form Isaac-Sons, etc. Because of their association with the Caucasus area, they have become know as Caucasian. Some refer to these tribes of Israel as the “lost tribes,” having little, if any, idea as to whom they are. They are, for the most part, the western Christian world, many being of Anglo-Saxon stock. So we now know from whence the bulk of those who settled America came. Most are of true Israel.
Jesus once said, “... I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” (Matt. 15:24.) The adoption principle pertain to the real Gentile, not those of the pure blood line of Israel. Just as there are non-Israelites who have joined with the Jewish religious community, and adopted in, there are also pureblooded Israelites among those whom most of us have considered Gentile. Therefore, many Christians today are considered Gentiles because they have been raised within a Gentile society and culture, yet they are really of Israel and need no adoption into the family of Christ.
However, Israel was taken captive by Assyria because of their idolatry, the worship of various other gods. Today, the rest of the world have what Christians consider their false gods. But, as a supposed Christian people, we are still idolatrous as well. We worship our business, money, sports, pleasure, Sabbath breaking, immorality, taking advantage of our neighbor, blaspheming against God, and so forth; while we only give our Creator lip-service once a week. And as we do our sins, we flaunt them to the world and hypocritically claim to be a righteous people.
Through the Prophet Isaiah the Lord said, “Who gave Jacob for a spoil, and Israel to the robbers? did not the LORD, he against whom we have sinned? for they would not walk in his ways, neither were they obedient unto his law.” (Isaiah 42:24.)
As the people of God, our only hope is to repent of our sins and return to the true God of our fathers. He is the only one who can save us in our time of need during these trying times which are upon us. In speaking for the Lord, a writer of Chronicles wrote, “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” (2 Chron. 7:14.) The good Lord bless us to this end.
In the Last Days
God hated Edom. From the womb, Esau was at war with Jacob or Israel. (Gen. 25:21-23.) Israel, as we discussed earlier, was a believer in a Messiah and, therefore, could be considered a Christian. Esau hated Israel, or to say, the Edomites hate the Christians. Perhaps the most unique attribute possessed by Esau is his poor relationship with God. It appears that God had no love for Esau. “... Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated.” (Rom. 9:13; see also Mal. 1:4; Isa. 34:5; Jer. 49:10; Ezek. 35:3, 36:5; Obadiah 1:8; Heb. 12:16.) Much of their religious belief has been polluted by their hatred toward Christian values, and Christ in particular. There has been strife between Edom and Israel, or Judaism and Christianity, down through the centuries. In our present time that hatred has manifested itself through the Ashkenazi or Khazar Jew; those who many feel are responsible for secret combinations which are backed by the Jewish international banking cartel. However, the power behind this banking syndicate, though it appears Jewish at the forefront, is actually controlled by the Roman Catholic Pope and the Supreme Jesuit General of the Jesuit Order, many of which have been, down through the centuries, Edomite Jews. Esau is still waging war with Israel; for we read, “And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them:” (Rev. 13:7; D&C 76:29; Dan. 7:21.) Now Israel is in his Satanic grip — but not for much longer.
In the last days the Lord will show His vengeance against the evil one, allowing Israel to have their way with Esau and his descendants, the Edomites. Looking into the future, Ezekiel sees the time when Israel will be avenged of their enemies the Edomites. This prophet said:
12. Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because that Edom hath dealt against the house of Judah by taking vengeance, and hath greatly offended, and revenged himself upon them;
13. Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; I will also stretch out mine hand upon Edom, and will cut off man and beast from it; and I will make it desolate from Teman; and they of Dedan shall fall by the sword.
14. And I will lay my vengeance upon Edom by the hand of my people Israel: and they shall do in Edom according to mine anger and according to my fury; and they shall know my vengeance, saith the Lord GOD. (Ezek. 25:12-14.)
Remember we read in Malachi where it is written, “And I hated Esau, and laid his mountains and his heritage waste for the dragons of the wilderness. Whereas Edom saith, We are impoverished, but we will return and build the desolate places; thus saith the LORD of hosts, They shall build, but I will throw down; and they shall call them, The border of wickedness, and, The people against whom the LORD hath indignation for ever.” (Mal. 1:3-4.) And through the Prophet Isaiah the Lord declared, “For my sword shall be bathed in heaven: behold, it shall come down upon Idumea, and upon the people of my curse, to judgment.” (Isa. 34:5.)
Obadiah welds past history with a vision of the future glories of Zion when the arm of the Lord will bring deliverance and repay her enemies.
8. Shall I not in that day [the last days], saith the LORD, even destroy the wise men out of Edom, and understanding out of the mount of Esau?
17. But upon mount Zion shall be deliverance, and there shall be holiness; and the house of Jacob shall possess their possessions.
18. And the house of Jacob shall be a fire, and the house of Joseph a flame, and the house of Esau for stubble, and they shall kindle in them, and devour them; and there shall not be any remaining of the house of Esau; for the LORD hath spoken it.
19. And they of the south shall possess the mount of Esau [Mt. Seir]; and they of the plain the Philistines: and they shall possess the fields of Ephraim, and the fields of Samaria: and Benjamin shall possess Gilead.
20. And the captivity of this host of the children of Israel shall possess that of the Canaanites, even unto Zarephath; and the captivity of Jerusalem, which is in Sepharad, shall possess the cities of the south.
21. And saviours shall come up on mount Zion to judge the mount of Esau; and the kingdom shall be the LORD’S. (Obad.. 8, 17-21.)
Because of what has been presented, the reader may want to believe that the author is anti-Semitic. If so, they will also have to believe God is anti-Semitic. If the reader likes to use labels, then we can say that God IS anti-Semitic, especially when it comes to Esau and his descendants, for the Bible says so. There are a lot of wonderful, honest, charitable, loving, God-fearing, and special people among the real Jews. But I am not speaking of the true Jew of Judah here, I am speaking of those “which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan,” as stated in Revelation 2:9 and 3:9.
Like it or not, there is a drama being played out on the stage of this earth that has been in production for thousands of years, and will continue until the end. This drama is being played out between God’s chosen race, the children of Israel, and Lucifer’s race of choice, the seed line of Esau. The old devil is using certain elements of the Jews to try and bring about his plans. God’s son, Jesus the Christ, is the Messiah through His chose line of Israel, but Lucifer has a false Messiah, or anti-Christ, which is to come through his chose line of Edomites. As a people, from a historical perspective, Esau and his descendants have always been anti-Christ, and hence, at odds with the true God of their fathers.
For the informed readers to get the whole picture of what is going on around him in the world today, they may not need any more information on this subject than what has been presented here, for they may already have it. Other readers, those who are left in a quandary concerning what it is all about, can find a big part of the answer in my book, Awake and Arise, which thoroughly discusses personal liberty, the Constitution for the united States of America, secret combinations, and from other similar books.
The answer to the question, “Who are the descendants of Esau,” which probably is a question the reader never considered asking before reading this study, tells us of the world’s most ancient and profound struggle, the struggle between good and evil, light and darkness, Christian discipleship verses the Antichrist.
The question can justly be asked, Why would God have such a conflict go on throughout the history of the world? To this question there is probably no plausible answer than to simply say, “For it must needs be, that there is an opposition in all things.” (2 Ne. 2:11.) And as Paul Harvey would say, “Now you know ... the rest ... of the story.”
END NOTE #1: Modern dictionaries, written to justify our way of life today, say that usury is “an excessive or unlawfully high rate of interest.” However, anciently, usury was interest—period.
From Smith’s Bible Dictionary we read: “The word usury has come in modern English to mean excessive interest upon money loaned, either formally illegal or at least oppressive. In the scriptures, however, the word did not bear this sense, but meant simply interest of any kind upon money.”
Bouvier’s Law Dictionary states the following about usury: “Originally, the word was applied to all interest reserved for the use of money; and in the early ages taking such interest was not allowed.”
Black’s Law Dictionary (6th Edition: 1990) gives the following information about usury: “Old English Law. Interest of money; increase for the loan of money; . . . The taking of any compensation whatever for the use of money.”
In the 1854 edition of A New Abridgment of The Law (pp. 264-65) we read: “USURY, in a strict sense, is a contract upon the loan of money to give the lender a certain profit for the use of it. . . . Anciently it was holden to be absolutely unlawful for Christians to take any kind of usury, and that whosoever was guilty of it was liable to be punished by the censures of the church in his lifetime; . . . Also, it seemeth to have been the opinion of the makers of some acts of parliament . . . that all kinds of usury are contrary to good conscience. And agreeably thereto it seemeth formerly to have been the general opinion, that no action could be maintained on any promise to pay any kind of use for the forbearance of money, because that all such contracts were thought to be unlawful, and, consequently, void.”
Man has steadily charged interest, or usury, from the beginning of time, believing it a sound and wise business practice. But it has invariably been unjust, and the practice has consistently been condemned by God. (See Ex. 22:25; Lev. 25:35-37; Deut. 23:19-20; Neh. 5:6-11; Ps. 15:1, 5; Prov. 28:8; Isa. 24:1-3; Jer. 15:10; Ezek. 18:5-9 & 14-17, 22:12-13.)
END NOTE #2: Quoted in Emerging Struggle for State Sovereignty, p. 148, from "The Writings of George Washington,” from the original manuscript sources prepared under the direction of the U.S. George Washington Bicentennial Commission, U.S. Government Printing Office, 1941, Vol. 20, p. 518.
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