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Old 02-12-2014, 06:41 PM   #618
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Arrow Geneocide

Sand argues that it is likely that the ancestry of most contemporary Jews stems mainly from outside the Land of Israel and that a "nation-race" of Jews with a common origin never existed, and that just as most Christians and Muslims are the progeny of converted people, not of the first Christians and Muslims, Jews are also descended from converts. According to Sand, Judaism was originally, like its two cousins, a proselytising religion, and mass conversions to Judaism occurred among the Khazars in the Caucasus, Berber tribes in North Africa, and in the Himyarite Kingdom on the Arabian Peninsula.

According to Sand, the original Jews living in Israel, contrary to popular belief, were not exiled by the Romans following the Bar Kokhba revolt..The Romans permitted most Jews to remain in the country. Rather, the story of the exile was a myth promoted by early Christians to recruit Jews to the new faith. They portrayed that event as a divine punishment imposed on the Jews for having rejected the Christian gospel. Sand writes that "Christians wanted later generations of Jews to believe that their ancestors had been exiled as a punishment from God... Following the Arab conquest of Palestine in the 7th century, many Jews converted to Islam and were assimilated among the Arab conquerors.. Sand concludes that these converts are the ancestors of the contemporary Palestinians..

The ancients knew that the terms Israelite and Ibaru referred to high-ranking, spiritually endowed Egyptians and their ancestors. And they knew that Egypt had been visited numerous times by vagabonds and ne'er-do-wells out for what they could get. The outlying provinces of Egypt were often plagued by such miserables who stole food, polluted wells, and generally caused a disturbance. More than once did the Egyptian governors take to banishing and exiling foreigners who were preying upon their people.. marvel at you after all these years.. Still like a democratic drawbridge: going down for everybody..In a world where carpenters get resurrected, everything is possible...
__________________ + Aga Khan IV receiving a gift of Trinitite...The group vied for control of the ghetto with the Judenrat, and infiltrated the opposition within the ghetto, because the EU had handed control to “an unelected set of bankers”..I dread to think what the future will bring, when we're living in real gangster time's..Get set for EU knee pads at Argos...
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