Who were the “people of the book”?


Pakistan Daily
May 27, 2009“And there are, certainly, people among the Yahud and Nasara, those who believes in Allah and in that which has been revealed to you, and in that which has been revealed to them, humbling themselves before Allah. They don’t sell the Verses of Allah for a little price, for them is a reward with their Lord. Surely, Allah is Swift in account,” – Holy Qur’an 3:199

The Arabic words, ‘Yahud’ and ‘Nasara’ were translated into ‘Jews’ and ‘Christians’ by the first English translator of Holy Qur’an, Muhammad Marmaduke Pickthall, the British convert, based on his religious and cultural background. His translation the words had no religious or historical basis. ‘Yahud’ in Islamic Arabic term means those people (Banu Israel), who follow the “Laws of Moses (Torah)” – which the great majority of Jews don’t. Instead they follow Talmud, a book written by Rabbis during the 2nd century CE. Similarly, ‘Nasara’ in Islamic Arabic terms those people (Nazarene) who follow the Scripture (Injil) revealed to prophet Isa (Jesus) – while all Christians follow the teachings of St. Paul and four Gospel writers, who never met Jesus (as).

Bible confirms my theory (Revelation 2:9 – “I know your works, tribulation, and poverty (but you are rich); and I know the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a Synagogue of Satan.”

[Thanks to DBS at The French Connection for this one]

Arthur Koestler ( an Ashkenazi Jew himself) in his famous book The Thirteenth Tribe has also proven that the western Jews (Ashkenazi Jews occupying Palestine) are not the Israelites, but Turkic people who converted to Judaism during CE 740s.

Jesus’ few dozen Apostles (disciples), who belonged to Israelite’s Essenes order and spoke in Aramaic or Hebrew – used to call themselves ‘Nazarenes (Nasara)’, who after the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 CE, made their headquarters in Alexanderia (Egypt). These people followed the teachings of the Gospel of St. Barnabas, until Roman King Constantine destroyed them, together with their cononical Gospel (an Italian translation of which could be seen in theViennese Museum in Austria). St. Barnabas is described in Acts 11:24, “for he was a good man, full of the Holy Ghost and faith.” It was Pope Gelasius, who issued a Bull (492 CE) – giving orders to destroy all copies of Gospel of Barnabas, which had survived the ravages of Constantine, and to replace it by the corrupted copies of the Constantine Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John of 325 CE.

Now, an Israeli historian, professor Shlomo Sand (Tel Aviv University), has claimed in his book titled “Matai ve’ech humtza ha’am hayehudi?” (”When and How the Jewish People Was Invented?”; that the present-day Jews are not descendents of the Hebrew tribes of Israel, exiled from the kingdoms of Judia or Israel by the Babylonians – but ancient pagans, mainly Berbers from North Africa, Arabs from south of Arabia and Turks from Khazar empire in Asia – who converted to Judaism between the fourth and eighth century CE. According to professor Sand, the Palestinians are probably the descended from Hebrews who embraced Islam or Christianity.

Israeli-born writer and musician, Gilad Atzmon, in his article The Wandering Who? elaborate further the myth of Jewishness as the community of the “People of Book” – “Astonishingly enough, in spite of the fact that Sand manages to dismantle the notion of ‘Jewish people’, crush the notion of ‘Jewish collective past’ and ridicule the Jewish chauvinist national impetus, his book is a best seller in Israel. This fact alone may suggest that those who call themselves ‘people of the book’ are now starting to learn about the misleading and devastating philosophies and ideologies that made them into what Khalid Amayreh and many others regard as the “Nazis of our time”.

It is an established fact that not a single Jewish history text had been written between the 1st century and early 19th century. The fact that Judaism is based on a religious historical myth may have something to do with it. An adequate scrutiny of the Jewish past was never a primary concern within the Rabbinical tradition. One of the reasons is probably the lack of a need of such a methodical effort. For the Jew who lived during ancient times and the Middle Ages, there was enough in the Bible to answer most relevant questions having to do with day-to-day life, Jewish meaning and fate. As Shlomo Sand puts it, “a secular chronological time was foreign to the ‘Diaspora time’ that was shaped by the anticipation for the coming of the Messiah”.

Though most contemporary Jews are utterly convinced that their ancestors are the Biblical Israelites who happened to be exiled brutally by the Romans, truth must be said. Contemporary Jews have nothing to do with ancient Israelites, who have never been sent to exile because such an expulsion has never taken place. The Roman Exile is just another Jewish myth.

However, far more interesting is the logical outcome: If the people of Israel were not expelled, then the real descendants of the inhabitants of the Kingdom of Judah must be the Palestinians.

“No population remains pure over a period of thousands of years” says Sand. [12] “But the chances that the Palestinians are descendants of the ancient Judaic people are much greater than the chances that you or I are its descendents. The first Zionists, up until the Arab Revolt [1936-9], knew that there had been no exiling, and that the Palestinians were descended from the inhabitants of the land. They knew that farmers don’t leave until they are expelled. Even Yitzhak Ben-Zvi, the second president of the State of Israel, wrote in 1929 that, ‘the vast majority of the peasant farmers do not have their origins in the Arab conquerors, but rather, before then, in the Jewish farmers who were numerous and a majority in the building of the land.’”

One may wonder, if the Palestinians are the real Jews, who are those who insist upon calling themselves Jews?

Professor Sand leaves us with the inevitable conclusion. Contemporary Jews do not have a common origin and their Semitic origin is a myth. Jews have no origin in Palestine whatsoever and therefore, their act of so-called ‘return’ to their ‘promised land’ must be realised as an invasion executed by a tribal-ideological clan…..

Saul Landau, a Jewish director of over forty films is so disgusted with Zionazi state that in an article titled How Israel Gives Jews a Bad Name, wrote: “Most Jews I know get little pleasure from the existence of Israel; just the opposite. They are disgusted by the behavior of their tribal kins towards Palestinians. This antipathy doesn’t concern Israel’s right to exist, a phony argument still maintained by hardline Zionists. Israel exist, period. Most of the world recognizes that. Anyone wanting to eliminate it belongs in the loony bin or prison…..”

The above article can be found at: http://www.daily.pk/world/middle-east/10271-who-were-the-people-of-the-book.html

Al-Quraan al-Kareem 5. Surah Al-Ma’idah (The Table Spread with Food)

V.5:66. And if only they had acted according to the Taurât (Torah), the Injeel (Gospel), and what has (now) been sent down to them from their Lord (the Qur’ân), they would surely have gotten provision from above them and from underneath their feet. There are from among them people who are on the right course (i.e. they act on the revelation and believe in Prophet Muhammad like ‘Abdullâh bin Salâm ), but many of them do evil deeds.

V.5:82. Verily, you will find the strongest among men in enmity to the believers (Muslims) the Jews and those who are Al-Mushrikûn (see V.2:105), and you will find the nearest in love to the believers (Muslims) those who say: “We are Christians.” That is because amongst them are priests and monks, and they are not proud.

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