Exhibit #1: The Complete Works of Flavius Josephus, Antiquities, Book 13, Chapter 9, Paragraph 1 in part, plus note at the bottom of the page as scanned from my copy of Whiston’s book, printed by Kregel Publishing:
... Hyrcanus took also Dora and Marissa, cities of Idumea, and subdued all the Idumeans; and permitted them to stay in that country, if they would circumcise their genitals, and make use of the laws of the Jews; and they were so desirous of living in the country of their forefathers, that they submitted to the use of circumcision,* and the rest of the Jewish ways of living; at which time therefore this befell them, that they were hereafter no other than Jews.
* This account of the Idumeans admitting circumcision, and the entire Jewish law, from this time, or from the days of Hyrcanus, is confirmed by their entire history afterwards. This, in the opinion' of Josephus, made them proselytes of justice,or entire Jews; However, Antigonus, the enemy of Herod, though Herod were derived from such a proselyte of justice for several generations, will allow him to be no more than a half Jew. Ammonius, a grammarian, says:– “The Jews are such by nature, and from the beginning, whilst the Idumeans were not Jews from the beginning, but Phoenicians and Syrians; but being afterwards subdued by the Jews and compelled to be circumcised, and to unite into one nation, and be subject to the same laws, they were called Jews.” Dio also says:– “That country is also called Judea, and the people Jews; and this name is given also to as many as embrace their religion, though of other nations.”
The use of the name “Idumeans” above is the Greek pronunciation for “Edom” or “Edomite”, the descendants of Esau, brother of Jacob. It wasn’t just a temporary conversion, as it is still in effect at our present time, thus I call them “Edomite-jews”, and Christ WAS NOT an Edomite.Further, the “Phoenicians” and “Syrians” spoken of above are from names of geographic areas which were not originally names for any particular tribe.
Exhibit #2: Genesis 36:2 & 27:46:
Genesis 36:2: “Esau took his wives of the daughters of Canaan; Adah the daughter of Elon the Hittite, and Aholibamah the daughter of Anah the daughter of Zibeon the Hivite ....”
Genesis 27:46: “And Rebekah said to Isaac, I am weary of my life because of the daughters of Heth [i.e., Hittites & Hivites]: if Jacob take a wife of the daughters of Heth, such as these which are of the daughters of the land, what good shall my life do me?” Later Isaac, Esau’s father, agreed 100% with Rebekah (Gen. 28:1).
Exhibit #3: The first mention of the ten Canaanite nations who eventually amalgamated and fully race-mixed with each other at Genesis 15:19-21, 1,300 years after Noah’s flood:
“19 The Kenites(H7017), and the Kenizzites, and the Kadmonites, 20 And the Hittites(H2850), and the Perizzites, and the Rephaims, 21 And the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Girgashites, and the Jebusites.”
Exhibit #4: Strong’s Hebrew & Chaldee Dictionary #H7017, which also requires Strong’s #H7014:
“H7017. קיניe Qêynîy; kay-nee´, or קיניQîynîy;(1 Chron. 2:55) kay-nee´, patronymic from H7014; a Kenite or member of the tribe of Kajin:– KJV rendering: Kenite.”
“H7014. קין; Qayin, kah´-yin; the same as H7013 (with a play upon the affinity to H7069); Kajin,the name of the first child, also of a place in Palestine, and of an Oriental tribe:– KJV renderings: Cain, Kenite (-s).”
“H2850:iחהיChitty, khit-tee´; patronymic from H2845; a Chittite, or descendant of Cheth:– KJV renderings: Hittite, Hittites.”
In this brief account, I have given a concise demonstration connecting all of the necessary dots which clarify the people of today calling themselves “Israelis”, through Josephus and the Bible, all the way back to Cain! In addition to this, today’s Genesis 4:1 is a corrupted verse, as Adam was not Cain’s father!
Exhibit #5: From the Aramaic Targum pseudo-Jonathan, on Genesis 4:1, it reads: “And Adam knew that his wife Eve had conceived from Sammael the Angel (of death) and she became pregnant and bore Cain. And he was like those on high and not like those below. And she said: ‘I have got a man from the angel of the LORD’.” An example of an Aramaic targum can be found at Neh. 8:8, due to the change of language from Paleo-Hebrew to Aramaic, during Judah’s 70 years of exile.
Exhibit #6: Matt. 23:32; Gen 15:16 & Matt 23:35:
Matt. 23:32:“Fill ye up the measure of your fathers.(center reference, see Gen. 15:16: “... for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet full.”)
Matt. 23:35:“That upon you[i.e., Amorites and company of Canaanites, today called Israelis] may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias[John the Baptist’s father], whom ye slew between the temple and the altar.”
At this point in Christ’s discourse, He was addressing a cosmopolitan population in Judaea representing many mixed ethnic groups, including the descendants of Esau, as well as the descendants of Cain. In red letter Words, Christ makes it very clear that He was speaking directly to some of the descendants of Cain, who murdered Abel! If that wasn’t literally true, Christ made Himself a false witness, and was guilty speaking a lie! Who killed Abel other than Cain? Not only that, Abel had racially pure righteous blood, while Cain’s blood was contaminated! There was at that time a remnant of pure Israelites of the tribes of Judah and Benjamin, amounting to less than one thousandth of 1% of all of the original twelve tribes of Israel, in Judaea.
Exhibit #7:Eusebius’ Church History, 1:6 by Paul L. Maier, p. 37: “... So Herod [the Edomite-jew], with no Israelite ancestry and pained by his base origins, burned the genealogical records, thinking he would appear of noble birth if no one were able to trace his bloodline from public documents. A few, however, carefully kept private records of their own, either remembering the names or finding them in copies, and took pride in preserving the memory of their aristocratic birth....”
It is apparent that Herod the Great was unaware that Flavius Josephus (a Levite), a few years later would record the Edomite conversion to Judaism (from whom Herod sprang), at Antiquities, bk. 13; ch. 9; par. 1. It is now time for the blind eyes of true Israel to be opened!