Who Are The Jews Today?


In the beginning, God chose Abraham, one man, who had a son named Isaac. Isaac grew up and had a son named Jacob. God changed Jacob’s name to “Israel.” Jacob-Israel’s household eventually grew into 70 souls, all of whom went down into Egypt during the famine when Joseph was chancellor.

Exodus 1:1-5 Now these are the names of the children of Israel, which came into Egypt; every man and his household came with Jacob. Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah, Issachar, Zebulun, and Benjamin, Dan, and Naphtali, Gad, and Asher. And all the souls that came out of the loins of Jacob were seventy souls: for Joseph was in Egypt already.


The Israelites were in Egypt for two hundred and ten years and during this time were enslaved by Pharoahs who knew not Joseph. When the Israelites eventually left Egypt during the Exodus, some of the Egyptians went with them and became part of the Israelite nation.

Exodus 12:37-38 And the children of Israel journeyed from Rameses to Succoth, about six hundred thousand on foot that were men, beside children. And a mixed multitude went up also with them; and flocks, and herds, even very much cattle.



By this time many of the Israelites were already long gone, having traveled to the European continent to settle, never to return. For instance, the tribe of Dan was already well established in Scandanavia and Denmark.

Judges 5:17 Gilead abode beyond Jordan: and why did Dan remain in ships? Asher continued on the sea shore, and abode in his breaches.

When Israel invaded Canaan God told them to exterminate all the Canaanites. But Israel disobeyed and left many cities of the Canaanites intact.

Joshua 16:10,13 And they drave not out the Canaanites that dwelt in Gezer: but the Canaanites dwell among the Ephraimites unto this day, and serve under tribute. … 13 Yet it came to pass, when the children of Israel were waxen strong, that they put the Canaanites to tribute; but did not utterly drive them out.

After Israel was settled in Canaan they began to intermarry with the Canaanites, which was forbidden by God.

Judges 3:5-7 And the children of Israel dwelt among the Canaanites, Hittites, and Amorites, and Perizzites, and Hivites, and Jebusites: And they took their daughters to be their wives, and gave their daughters to their sons, and served their gods. And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the LORD, and forgat the LORD their God, and served Baalim and the groves.

Even Solomon the king took many Canaanite wives.

1 Kings 11:7-8 Then did Solomon build an high place for Chemosh, the abomination of Moab, in the hill that is before Jerusalem, and for Molech, the abomination of the children of Ammon. And likewise did he for all his strange wives, which burnt incense and sacrificed unto their gods.



After Israel was taken away captive by the Assyrians, the Assyrian king re-peopled the cities of Israel with Babylonians. These Babylonians were later taught the Law of Moses and adopted Judaism as their own religion.

2 Kings 17:23-27 Until the LORD removed Israel out of his sight, as he had said by all his servants the prophets. So was Israel carried away out of their own land to Assyria unto this day. And the king of Assyria brought men from Babylon, and from Cuthah, and from Ava, and from Hamath, and from Sepharvaim, and placed them in the cities of Samaria instead of the children of Israel: and they possessed Samaria, and dwelt in the cities thereof. And so it was at the beginning of their dwelling there, that they feared not the LORD: therefore the LORD sent lions among them, which slew some of them. Wherefore they spake to the king of Assyria, saying, The nations which thou hast removed, and placed in the cities of Samaria, know not the manner of the God of the land: therefore he hath sent lions among them, and, behold, they slay them, because they know not the manner of the God of the land. Then the king of Assyria commanded, saying, Carry thither one of the priests whom ye brought from thence; and let them go and dwell there, and let him teach them the manner of the God of the land.

2 Kings 17:28-34 Then one of the priests whom they had carried away from Samaria came and dwelt in Bethel, and taught them how they should fear the LORD. Howbeit every nation made gods of their own, and put them in the houses of the high places which the Samaritans had made, every nation in their cities wherein they dwelt. And the men of Babylon made Succothbenoth, and the men of Cuth made Nergal, and the men of Hamath made Ashima, And the Avites made Nibhaz and Tartak, and the Sepharvites burnt their children in fire to Adrammelech and Anammelech, the gods of Sepharvaim. So they feared the LORD, and made unto themselves of the lowest of them priests of the high places, which sacrificed for them in the houses of the high places. They feared the LORD, and served their own gods, after the manner of the nations whom they carried away from thence. Unto this day they do after the former manners: they fear not the LORD, neither do they after their statutes, or after their ordinances, or after the law and commandment which the LORD commanded the children of Jacob, whom he named Israel.



The Israelites continued to marry Canaanite women, even after they were taken captive to Babylon.

Ezra 10:2 And Shechaniah the son of Jehiel, one of the sons of Elam, answered and said unto Ezra, We have trespassed against our God, and have taken strange wives of the people of the land: yet now there is hope in Israel concerning this thing.

Ezra 10:10-11 And Ezra the priest stood up, and said unto them, Ye have transgressed, and have taken strange wives, to increase the trespass of Israel. Now therefore make confession unto the LORD God of your fathers, and do his pleasure: and separate yourselves from the people of the land, and from the strange wives.

Ezra 10:44 All these had taken strange wives: and some of them had wives by whom they had children.

Nehemiah 13:3 Now it came to pass, when they had heard the law, that they separated from Israel all the mixed multitude.

Nehemiah 13:27 Shall we then hearken unto you to do all this great evil, to transgress against our God in marrying strange wives?

In Esther’s time many Babylonians adopted Judaism as their own religion, for fear of the Jews.

Esther 8:17 And in every province, and in every city, whithersoever the king's commandment and his decree came, the Jews had joy and gladness, a feast and a good day. And many of the people of the land became Jews; for the fear of the Jews fell upon them.

Esther 9:5 Thus the Jews smote all their enemies with the stroke of the sword, and slaughter, and destruction, and did what they would unto those that hated them.

Esther 9:27 The Jews ordained, and took upon them, and upon their seed, and upon all such as joined themselves unto them, so as it should not fail, that they would keep these two days according to their writing, and according to their appointed time every year;



Only a very tiny fragment of Israelites ever returned to Canaan, now called Palestine, and even these were a racially mixed people.

Neh 7:61, 64, 66  And these were they which went up also from Telmelah, Telharesha, Cherub, Addon, and Immer: but they could not shew their father's house, nor their seed, whether they were of Israel. … 64 These sought their register among those that were reckoned by genealogy, but it was not found: therefore were they, as polluted, put from the priesthood. … 66 The whole congregation together was forty and two thousand three hundred and threescore,

By the time Jesus came along this racial mix had become established in Palestine under a line of Edomite kings. According to Fausset’s Bible Dictionary the Herod line of kings was “Of Idumean [Edomite/Esau] descent (Josephus, Ant. 14:1, section 3). The Idumeans were conquered and brought to Judaism by John Hyrcanus, 130 B.C. Thus the Herods, though aliens by birth, were Jews in faith. They made religion an engine of state policy.” These Edomites were the descendants of Esau, Jacob’s older brother.

Romans 9:13 As it is written, Jacob [Israel] have I loved, but Esau have I hated.

Luke 3:1 Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judea, and Herod being tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip tetrarch of Ituraea and of the region of Trachonitis, and Lysanias the tetrarch of Abilene.

Matthew 2:1 Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem,

Matthew 2:13 And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I bring thee word: for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him.

Matthew 2:16 Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently enquired of the wise men.

Mark 8:15 And he charged them, saying, Take heed, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, and of the leaven of Herod.

Acts 4:27 For of a truth against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel, were gathered together,

Luke 23:12 And the same day Pilate and Herod were made friends together: for before they were at enmity between themselves.



During the Babylonian captivity the Jews created a commentary on the Law of Moses called the Babylonian Talmud. By New Testament times the Jews were far more interested in observing the Talmud than the original laws of Moses. In the New Testament the Talmud is referred to as “the tradition of the elders.”

Mark 7:3 For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, except they wash their hands oft, eat not, holding the tradition of the elders.

Matthew 15:1-2 Then came to Jesus scribes and Pharisees, which were of Jerusalem, saying, Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread.

At Jesus’ time the Samaritans who learned Jewry in  2 Kings 17 were still flourishing in Palestine.

John 4:5,9 Then cometh he to a city of Samaria, which is called Sychar, near to the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph. … 9 Then saith the woman of Samaria unto him, How is it that thou, being a Jew, askest drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria? for the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans.

John 8:48 Then answered the Jews, and said unto him, Say we not well that thou art a Samaritan, and hast a devil?

The Jews of Jesus’ day did not count their descent through Israel and were proud of that fact, reminding Jesus that they had never been slaves in Egypt.

John 8:31-33 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. They answered him, We be Abraham's seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free?

These Jews were predominently the descendants of Edom through Esau, Abraham’s grandson.

John 8:37-39 I know that ye are Abraham's seed; but ye seek to kill me, because my word hath no place in you. I speak that which I have seen with my Father: and ye do that which ye have seen with your father. They answered and said unto him, Abraham is our father. Jesus saith unto them, If ye were Abraham's children, ye would do the works of Abraham.

These Jews also did not count their descent through Judah and distained Jesus that he had been born through the originally illegitimate line of Pharez and Zarah, the two sons of the patriarch Judah.

John 8:41-43 Ye do the deeds of your father. Then said they to him, We be not born of fornication [Judah]; we have one Father, even God. Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me. Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word.

By the time of Jesus the vast multitude of true racial Israel had long since thrown off their national identity, degenerated to their tribal roots, and migrated northward, conquering and settling the European continent. These are the Angles, Saxons, Celts, Goths, Gauls, and Britons of Western Europe.

Is 42:10 Sing unto the LORD a new song, and his praise from the end of the earth, ye that go down to the sea, and all that is therein; the isles, and the inhabitants thereof.

God intended that true Israel would resettle north and west of Palestine, in western Europe and the British Isles. “Britain” is a Hebrew word which means “covenant land.” “British” is Hebrew for “covenant man.” So also “Hibernia,” which is the ancient name they gave to Ireland, means “land of the Hebrews.” Gaul is also a Hebrew word meaning “redeemed kinsmen.” These are the true descendants of ancient Israel.

Is 42:12, 20  12 Behold, these shall come from far: and, lo, these from the north and from the west; and these from the land of Sinim. … 20 The children which thou shalt have, after thou hast lost the other [first Israel was lost in the Assyrian captivity], shall say again in thine ears, The place is too strait for me: give place to me that I may dwell [Europe].

According to the Bible, the true Israelites can also be clearly identified today because they are all Christian. Since Jesus was sent to “the lost sheep of the house of Israel,” and none were lost, and the word of God is true, then the Israelites were ordained to hear the voice of Jesus Christ and to adopt his faith. Thus the Israelites of old are called “Christian” today. This explains why the nations of Anglo-Saxon Celtic Western Europe are all of one kindred race which profess the Christian religion.




Mat 15:s24 But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

John 10:3-4 To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out. And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice.

John 10:27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:

John 18:9 That the saying might be fulfilled, which he spake, Of them which thou gavest me have I lost none.

Today true Israel is to be found by a new name … Christian.

Isaiah 62:2 And the Gentiles shall see thy righteousness, and all kings thy glory: and thou shalt be called by a new name, which the mouth of the LORD shall name.

Those who have continued in the practice of Jewry are the Egyptians, Canaanites, Samaritans, Babylonians, and Edomites who adopted the Law of Moses in Old Testament times.

John 10:24-27 Then came the Jews round about him, and said unto him, How long dost thou make us to doubt? If thou be the Christ, tell us plainly.  25 Jesus answered them, I told you, and ye believed not: the works that I do in my Father's name, they bear witness of me.  26 But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto you.  27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:



Around 40 AD the kingdom of Adiabene converted to Judaism. This kingdom was located in the vicinity of modern-day Armenia and Iran. Much later, around 700 AD, the entire kingdom of the Khazars adopted Judaism as the state religion. The Khazars are of Turko-Mongol descent. These peoples have produced the Ashkenazi line of modern Jewry.



According to the Bible, those who call themselves Jews today are in fact imposters, because although they have adopted the Old Testament Jewish religion, they are not the descendants of Israel.

Revelation 3:9 Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.

Jesus agreed with this statement.

John 8:44 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.

Jesus went on to harshly criticize this “genea” or family

Mat 23:33-36  Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell? 34 Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them ye shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city: 35 That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar. 36 Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation [genea: family].

The Jews themselves agreed with these words

Mat 27:25 Then answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children.

The Apostles of Jesus echoed these same thoughts and knew the truth regarding the character of the Babylonian Idumeans who created Judaism.

1 Thess. 2:14-16 For ye, brethren, became followers of the churches of God which in Judaea are in Christ Jesus: for ye also have suffered like things of your own countrymen, even as they have of the Jews: who both killed the Lord Jesus, and their own prophets, and have persecuted us; and they please not God, and are contrary to all men: forbidding us to speak to the Gentiles that they might be saved, to fill up their sins alway: for the wrath is come upon them to the uttermost.

Today the word “Jew” refers to a religion, not a race. The Jews of today are a mixture of races who practice a religion based on the Babylonian Talmud. This religion bears only a passing resemblance to the Old Testament religion of the Israelites. This fact is no secret. Go to any Jewish book store and ask them.

The Israelites on the other hand left off their practice of the Law of Moses long before 500 BC.

Hosea 8:14 For Israel hath forgotten his Maker, and buildeth temples; and Judah hath multiplied fenced cities: but I will send a fire upon his cities, and it shall devour the palaces thereof.

Today the “lost” tribes of Israel are predominently called “Christians.”

Revelation 3:12 Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.

The Jewish peoples of today may be great folks, it’s just that they are not the true descendants of ancient Israel. The religion of the ancient Israelites was based on “the law of Moses and the prophets.” According to a parable given by Jesus, those who originally heard the law of Moses and the prophets would later became Christians. The Jewish peoples of today came to Judaism only after ancient Israel had been conquered and disbanded by Assyria and Babylon. By that time the law of Moses had been superceded by the Talmud. These late-comers to Judaism never believed Moses and the prophets, and thus cannot be persuaded by Christianity today.

Luke 16:31 And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.

Those who originally heard Moses and the prophets did hear him who rose from the dead, and are called Christians today.

Beyond these Biblical facts, there is the simple history of the last two thousand five hundred years, since the Bible stopped recording the events of Israel, which clearly shows the migrations of the Israelites northward into Western Europe after the Assyrian and Babylonian captivities.

There is also the thirty or so prophecies of the Old Testament which clearly tell us how to identify Israel in the latter days. The kindred peoples of the United States, the British Commonwealth, and the nations of Western Europe fulfill all of these prophetic statements. The Jews of today do not.

There is a great deal of literature readily available for anyone wishing to study this subject in greater detail. So vast is the information on this topic it could easily consume a lifetime of learning.

Here is a very short partial book list for further study on British-Israel:

1.  The Abrahamic Covenant, by E. Raymond Capt.

2.  The Scottish Declaration of Independence

3.  Jacob's Pillar,  by   E. Raymond Capt

4.  Stonehenge and Druidism, by E. Raymond Capt

5.  Missing Links Discovered in Assyrian Tablets, by E. Raymond Capt

     And many other books  by E. Raymond Capt. Click:

6.  Stories of  Lost Israel in Folklore, by James Haggaart

7.  Our Nordic Race, by Richard Kelly Hoskins

8.  God’s Covenant People, by Evangelist Ted R. Weiland

9.  The Makers of Civilization in Race and History, by L. A. Waddell

10.  Who is Esau-Edom?, by Charles A. Weisman

11. The Stones Cry Out, by Bonnie Gaunt

      All the books listed above are also available from:

New Beginnings

P. O. Box 228

Waynesville, NC  28786

Phone 828-456-3628


 12.  The United States and Britain in Prophecy  (excellent & free!)

     by:     Herbert W. Armstrong

               Worldwide Church of God

               P.O. Box 111

               PasadenaCA  91123

13.  Judah's Sceptre and Joseph's Birthright,  by  J.H. Allen

14.  One Man's Destiny,    by C.R. Dickey

            These are available from:

Destiny Publishers

            Merrimac, Mass  01860

            (ask for their catalog, they have several of the books listed here)


15.  Symbols of Our Celto-Saxon Heritage, by W. H. Bennet

16.  The Royal House of Britain an Enduring Dynasty, by W.M.H. Milner

17. Our Neglected Heritage, by Gladys Taylor

     These are available from: 

            Covenant Books

            6 Buckingham Gate

            London, England   SWIE 6JP


18.  Tracing our White Ancestors, by Frederick Haberman

19.  An Outline of British Israel Truth, by Arthur Conner

20.  Researches into the Ethnic Origins of Israel, by C.F. Parker

       These are available from: 

            The Association of the Covenant People

            phone 604-524-1170

            They have a new address, call them and ask for their catalog.


21. Paul and Joseph of Arimathea, by Sheldon Emry

            Available from Lord’s Covenant Church

            P.O. Box 5334

            Phoenix, Arizona 85010

British-Israel (Christian Identity) Websites

There are lots of websites proclaiming the truth that the Western European Christian nations and British Commonwealth are the people of the lost ten tribes of Israel.

Try this one:


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