We greet you in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We realize that there is only one God and that is the God we serve. We also bear witness that those that refuse to respect the religious beliefs of other people are not true believers but hypocrites, atheists and Hate-Mongers.
All people of God know that there is only one Creator. Thus to denounce another religion is not in the character of God that all believers should strive for. For the record statements of a White man's religion and a White God are statements of ignorance based on a lack of knowledge about the history of the world's religions. God and religion have no color, race or ethnic distinctions. The civilizations of man throughout the world have embraced different religions. However all religions of God recognize the one and only Supreme Being the Creator of all the walk, and crawl the planet earth.
Carl A. Patton, FreedomJournal
Editors Note: The following is a series written several years ago. However we have been asked to post it to our On-Line FreedomJournal. We will also post it on our Web Pages as the series appears in the FreedomJournal. Read the FreedomJournal for this on-going very insightful series and be blessed.
THE ENIGMATIC HEBREWS
Part 1: Who Are The Hebrews?
††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† In the name of God Master of the Universe, Ruler of the earth.
No in-depth discussion of the Hebrew people can be made without some discussion of the Holocaust. Here we will ask the question has the Hebrew Holocaust ended and does the Black Holocaust have no end? Finally we will try to gain some clarity concerning contemporary White Hebrews and Black Americans. We also note that the discussions in this series will be brief and to the point. However, we plan a more extended volume for future publication.
As we continue our
mission of Truth, we bring up for review some very critical questions that the
Black community is faced with. For the record we are making a historical,
economic and political response to the racistís statements made by David
Horowitz in his attack on the Black community. However, Mr. Horowitz is not
just the ordinary White racist. Mr. Horowitz is an alleged Hebrew who is
involved with the "Popular Culture Conference" a so-called group of
intellectuals supposed to be sensitive to Black causes etc. For the record the
Hebrew people are people that often ascribe to Judaism. These people of God
have also historically claimed great friendship with the oppressed and despised
Blacks in America.
Therefore, racism coming from this
group of people is a case-study in confusion. First there is confusion about
who are the people that claim to be Jews. Also, there is confusion over their
friendship with the Black community. Thus we will first attempt to qualify who
are the Jews? Meanwhile we will also try to determine how and why did a
religion become ingrained and inter-changeable with race and ethnic origins?
The Holy Bible and the Torah will be
our major sources of references. Here we are quite fortunate as research often
means the use of various sources of material. However we will include other
sources. Nevertheless, it is for sure that the Bible will be the major source
for any data that we will draw on to discover clarity regarding our concerns.
As we conceptualize our concerns and
the enigma of the Hebrews, we pose the following argument. Through the
definitive qualities of several terms etc. we can begin to understand who the
Hebrew people are. Thus we will attempt to describe and bring up for review:
Hebrew, Israel, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
Ancient writings tell us that Hebrew
was equated with Habiru. The Habiru were people scattered over western Asia for
centuries until about 1100 B.C. These people were nomadic and mostly Semitic.
Hebrew as a root word means to
"pass over." Thus, it has reference to "a land on the other
side." We also note that Habiru has a fundamental meaning as wanderer.
However, Habiru is not an ethnic designation because these people were of mixed
racial origin that included both Semites and non-Semites. Also Habiru has a
wider connotation than the people known as Hebrews.
Historical origins of the language
are not clear but go back beyond 2000 B.C. The Old Testament was written over a
period of more than a thousand years. Therefore an understanding of who are the
Hebrews is also found in the Hebrew language. However, the term Hebrew was
first used as a designation for individuals or people and only later as a language.
With the exception of Ezra 4:6-8, 18, 7: 12-26, Daniel 2: 4-7, 28 and Jeremiah
10:11 Hebrew is the language of the Old Testament.
Hebrew is also traditionally
designated, for Abraham and his descendants. Especially in the case of Jacob.
However, our chronology and historical development of reviewing the origins of
the Hebrew people note Hebrew came first, then Israel and then the successive
patriarchs Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
Again we refer to Old Testament
references of Hebrew and Habiru as possible forms of the same word. Most likely
these people were designated as people without a national significance. It is
also indicated that they were a scattered and wandering people. They also had
limited financial means, and they were without citizenship and without social
status. The record also shows that the term Hebrews and Habiru were terms used
before the name Israel. Both were dis-continued generally about the time of the
Judges. The most prominent scripture reference concerning the origin of Hebrew
is noted in Genesis 14:13. Also, Hebrew was a name first given to Abraham.
The following are additional scripture references regarding Hebrew:
1. 1 Samuel 14: 21 Hebrew and Israelites equated.
2. Exodus 1: 16 2: 6 foreigners viewed them as Hebrews.
3. Genesis 40: 15, Exodus 10: 3, Jonah 1: 9. Hebrews identified themselves as Hebrews when speaking to non-Hebrews.
4. Genesis 43: 32, Exodus 1: 15, 2: 11, 1 Samuel 13: 3, 14: 21 the contrasts between Hebrews and other nations.
5. Exodus 3: 18, 5: 3, 7: 16 God of Hebrews.
6. Acts 6: 1, John 5: 2, 19: 13, 17, 20, John 20: 16. New Testament references that note difference in Hebrew people their language and other cultures.
7. Hebrew and Aramaic language in John's Gospel, Hebrew language refers to Aramaic. In Revelation 9: 11, 16: 16 it refers to Hebrew.
8. Genesis 14:13 Abraham first person in the Bible to bear name Hebrew.
9. Isaiah 19: 18 Old Testament refers to language of Canaan.
10. 11 Kings 18: 26, 28, Nehemiah 13:
Peace and Golden Paradise, Carl A. Patton a willing slave and servant of† Almighty God† the Father and Christ writing for the FreedomJournal 14 November 2008 in the year of our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus.