The Jewish Diaspora and the importation of Exile Non-Jews into the Kingdoms of Israel and Judah from 721 BCE-70 CE
From the Biblically narrative, we know the history of the Jewish hereditary bloodline before 732 BCE. However, what was the Jewish bloodline from 721 BCE onward to the time of Jesus? As this affects the questions about his genealogy and the authentication of the NT. Also, the part the Gentiles played knowing that they wantonly strayed from the history of the Jewish followers of Jesus and their tradition. The followers who saw Jesus as a human. They denied the virgin birth and the deity of Christ. They saw Jesus as the messiah sent by God, a prophet who had the spirit of God. Nevertheless, he was the human son of Mary and Joseph, not God himself in human form. However, the later Gentile Christian church changed all that and condemned the followers of Jesus as Heretics—but not condemning Jesus—why not? This discussion is made possible by citing the Hebrew Bible, Israel’s Chronology with the assistance of academia as well as Jewish tradition.
Who were Jesus’ ancestors, were they Pagan proselyte to Judaism?
Who were Jesus’ ancestors, were they Pagan proselyte to Judaism?
The following discussion is about the Jewish hereditary bloodline of Jesus, Peter, Paul, and all New Testament (NT) Biblical figures. With the annihilation 2,740 years ago of the Ten Tribes of Israel lost to the world in 721 BCE.
Were Jesus, Paul, The Disciples, and all the Biblical figures in the NT Hereditary Jews?
The early Church-father must have known the pure ancestry and kept silent about a lot of the information, probably to deceive the outside world and to maintain the New Testament Gentile story.
The details I am about to share about the Jews, and their homeland are not new and have been available to scholars for millennia. Even lay-people know of the Jewish Diaspora? If all the Jews were expunged from their homeland, then who were the people in the Bible?
It is just a matter of piecing its history together!
First and foremost, in 931 BCE the ancient Kingdom of Israel split into two, the New Kingdom of Israel in the North, and the New Kingdom of Judah in the South.
Moreover, the information was certainly available in early college years, back in the 1950s nigh on 68 years ago. So all today’s priests, parsons, pastors, and ministers all know the Jewish bloodline story, yet they keep silent about it! Why? Would it mar the genealogy of the man Jesus?
So, one can ask whether Jesus, Peter, Paul, and probably all the New Testament (NT) biblical figures hereditary Jewish or Pagans such as what was Pau’s family known as in the day?
It is a Jewish story
Stating this without malice or being anti-Semitic or anti-Christian because all historical literature and text from traditional Jewish sources, as well as the NT—says different. As the Jews from 721 BCE in the Northern kingdom of Israel (Jewish provinces of Sumatra and Galilee—see Acts 9:31) replaced by Pagans from all over the Syrian empire. We know from the sources I stated above that the tribes and people in the Northern Kingdom of Israel taken into exile from their homeland. Through the first Jewish Diaspora to the four (4) corners of the then Syrian empire, which was completed by 721 BCE.
Who are the ancestors of Jesus of Nazareth and his disciples? Writing on Paul, the church-father St Jerome (342-420) wrote: “They say that the parents of the apostle Paul were from Gischala, a region of Judea* and that, when the whole province was devastated by the hand of Rome, and the Jews scattered throughout the world, they were moved to Tarsus a town of Cilicia; the boy Paul inherited the lot of his parents” (St. Jerome, Commentary on Philemon, vs 23-24).
St. Jerome repeats essentially the same information in Famous Men. However, here, Jerome contradicts Paul’s statement that he was an Apostle born in Tarsus:
“Paul, an apostle, previously called Saul, was not one of the Twelve Apostles. He was of the tribe of Benjamin and of the town of Gischala in Judea.* When the Romans captured the town, he migrated with his parents to Tarsus in Cilicia.”
*Jerome located Gischala in Judea as a country as a whole and not in the province of Galilee, see Acts 9:31 and Map of the two kingdoms above.
Gischala, today is an Arab town in Upper Galilee 5 km from the Lebanon border called in Arabic: Jish; Hebrew: Gush Halav. There seems to be no doubt from the writings of Jerome and Jewish tradition that Paul’s ancestry was Pagan. Can we say the same for Jesus? Well, he was a Nazarene, as his hometown was in Galilee the northern half of the Kingdom of Israel, just like Paul’s? Also, know that the land was uninhabited of people in 721 BCE. The Syrians then repopulated it with foreign Pagans.
Foreigners Non-Jews Deported to Israel.
24 The king of Assyria brought people from Babylon, Cuthah, Avva, Hamath, and Sepharvaim, and settled them in the cities of Samaria in place of the Israelites. They took possession of Samaria and dwelt in its cities. 2 Kings 17:24
There is a question mark over Jesus’ biblical ancestry. As critical biblical scholars as well as scholarly clerics citing the genealogy (Luke 3:22-38, 42 generations to Matthew 1:1-16, 28 generations genealogy) of Jesus as a Gentile made-up story to attest to his Messiahship!
The clerical scholar Nineham wrote: …Bishop Barnes, for example, could declare roundly of the genealogies in both Matthew and Luke, “it is now generally agreed that they are valueless.”…[The Rev. prof. D. E. Nineham, D.D. Warden of Keble College, Oxford in the whitepaper—The Genealogy in St. Matthew’s Gospel and its significance for the study of the Gospels]
Other Christian such as those of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (SBTS) have no problem using adoptive fathers and spiritual begetting for the genealogy of Joseph. A peasant carpenter from Nazareth.
SBTS—Although Augustine does not say that Luke traced Jesus’ lineage through Mary and Matthew traced it through Joseph, he points out that Luke seems to concentrate on the priestly lineage of Christ and does not follow the royal lineage in the genealogy but those who were not kings, such as Nathan instead of Solomon. He follows a similar thought to that of Africanus: Matthew traced the natural father of Joseph (Jacob) while Luke traced the adoptive father of Joseph (Heli) since Matthew repeats “…begat…” all the way down to Joseph. Even if Luke had used the same term, it would not necessarily mean a natural begetting since the same is used of spiritual begetting, but Luke only mentions “Joseph, the son of Heli,” making it a clear distinction.
However, they all forget one thing—there were no kings, nobles, priest or Jewish people in the land of the kingdom of Israel from 721 BCE. According to Israel’s Chronology, the victors supplanted puppet kings in their place and foreign non-Jewish people. From 599 BCE, the Kingdom of Judah suffered the same fate. Moreover, there was no priest in the temple of Jerusalem capital of the kingdom of Judah from 599 BCE. Until that is the release from Babylonian captivity in 539 BCE, However, not many exiled Jews took up the offer, preferring to stay in Babylon. Then in 135 CE during and after the Bar Kokhba revolt lots of Jews migrated back to Babylon.
What do you say?