In analyzing Capt’s essay on three different entities, it appears his teachings are skewed because he identified only (1) “Israel”, (2) “Judah”, (3) and “Jew”! Because the term “jew” is so extraordinarily misleading, it might be better to distinguish Judean, Judaism and Kenite-Edomite-Canaanite-jew. By doing so, it would send a strong signal that might startle the reader or hearer into inquiring what such terms could mean. The best thing to do with the term “jew” is to avoid it like the plague. But if one cannot avoid it, at least use it in a definitive way, which Capt failed to do!
I will now return to where I left off in part #1 of this topic quoting from E. Raymond Capt’s 4-book series Biblical Antiquities, book 2, chapter 4, pp. 37-48:
“Abraham and Isaac were Hebrews, but they were neither Israelites nor Jews. The twelve sons of Jacob were Hebrews and Israelites, but they were not Jews. The same may be said of Moses and Aaron, the people of the Northern Kingdom, and Elijah and Elisha. To avoid confusion over the expression ‘Israel,’ it is necessary to determine in which sense it is used in any particular passage, whether it means (1) the whole of the twelve tribes, (2) the House of Judah alone as being part of the twelve tribes, or (3) the Ten-Tribed Kingdom.