Are the Palestinians descendants of Islamized Jews
Author: Rivka Shpak Lissak
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Imperialist Rome employed a policy of colonization and confiscation of Jewish land, transferring it to foreigners who immigrated to the Land of Israel and settled there with the support of Roman governments. Jewish resistance to Roman policies in the Great Revolt (66–70) and the Bar Kokhba Revolt (132–135) was cruelly suppressed. Of a population of nearly 2.5 million Jews in the Land of Israel during the first century CE, only 800,000 or so remained by the end of Roman occupation in the fourth century CE. The Jewish majority in the Land of Israel was eliminated by war casualties, the sale of prisoners of war in Roman slave markets throughout the empire, and the flight of Jewish refugees. In response to the Jewish resistance to Roman policies, the Romans concentrated their attacks on elements central to the Jewish religion, destroying the temple in Jerusalem and passing decrees against circumcision and the study of the Torah. Renaming Judea as Syria-Palaestina aimed to remove any surviving connection to the Jewish nation. The Jewish minority in the Land of Israel continued to shrink during the centuries of Byzantine, Arab, Crusader, and Mamluk occupations. Jews preferred emigration over conversion.
What does the Bible teach about the role of the Jewish people and the nation of Israel today? What is God's plan for the future of Israel and the neighboring countries? How can believers in Jesus be part of God's peace process in the Middle East? The People, the Land, and the Future of Israel walks through the Bible's account of the role of Israel and the Jewish people—both now and in the future. Each contributor offers a profound insight into God’s unfolding plan and purpose for the nation of Israel as the Scripture depicts them. Readers will gain a deeper understanding of both current and future events in the Middle East as described in both the Hebrew Scriptures and the New Testament. Features an extensive foreword by best-selling author Joel Rosenberg who addresses the question, Will there ever be peace for Israel and her neighbors? Each chapter includes a scannable QR code that links to a short video introduction by the author of that chapter, introducing its topic. Discussion questions in each chapter aid book group and classroom discussion.
What is a homeland, and when does it become a national territory? Why have so many people been willing to die for them throughout the twentieth century? What is the essence of the Promised Land?Following the acclaimed and controversial Invention of the Jewish People, Shlomo Sand examines the mysterious sacred land that has become the site of the longest running national struggle of the twentieth-century. The Invention of the Land of Israel deconstructs the age-old legends surrounding the Holy Land and the prejudices that continue to suffocate it. Sand’s account dissects the concept of ‘historical right’ and tracks the invention of the modern geopolitical concept of the ‘Land of Israel’ by nineteenth cntury Evangelical Protestants and Jewish Zionists. This invention, he argues, not only facilitated the colonization of the Middle East and the establishment of the State of israel; it is also what is threatening the existence of the Jewish state today.
How did Israel become a people? Is the biblical story accurate? In what sense, if any, is the biblical story true? Are the origins of these ancient people lost in myth or is there hope to discovering who they were and how they lived? These questions divide students and scholars alike. While many believe the "Conquest" is only a fable, this book will present a different view. Using biblical materials and the new archaeological data, this title tells how the ancient Israelites settled in Canaan and became the people of Israel. The stakes for understanding the history of ancient Israel are high. The Old Testament tells us that Yahweh led the Hebrews into the land of Canaan and commanded them to drive its indigenous inhabitants out and settle in their place. This account has often served as justification for the possession of the land by the modern state of Israel. Archaeology is a "weapon" in the debate, used by both Israelis and Palestinians trying to write each other out of the historical narrative. This book provides needed background for the issues and will be of interest to those concerned with the complexity of Arab-Israeli relations.
Have you ever wondered what the future holds for the United States and also for Israel? Surely a righteous God will not allow this country to continue in the downward spiral that is prevalent now. The bible gives a good foretelling of the events that await both of these countries. But there are so many different verses to contend with and they are scattered all through the bible. Also, there are so many different speakers who give an intelligent guess of what these events predict? I just don't understand. They all cannot be correct. Question, if THE WHOLE HOUSE OF ISRAEL will return, how will the people know that they are members? How will Israel feed the whole world? Will the sicknesses that the whole world is experiencing at this time ever be cured? How will the false messiah fool so many people into accepting him as a god? In 1953, I started listening to different preacher on the radio. Those messages on Israel seemed to have more guessing of future events than fact. The messages also changed with the preacher. In 1986, I started reading the bible and making notes of the verses that referred to Israel in the latter days. I ended up with ten pages front and back of scripture verses. I bought my first computer with an orange screen and started compiling and writing. In 1993, I sent a copy to a publisher but never heard anything back. My time for studying ceased due to my outside workload. My house burned in 2001 with a complete loss of everything including my orange computer. I started reading and compiling notes again. The book that you are reading is the end results of the four following years.
In an age characterized by skepticism and ignorance of the Holy Scriptures, this timely volume clearly sets forth the biblical truths and teachings that long have been cherished by Christians. Virtually a classic for this century, Major Bible Themes includes chapters on doctrines that merit particular attention in the contemporary religious scene, such as the Holy Spirit, the nature of the Church, and the second coming of Christ. Designed for group and individual study, for pastors, laymen, and students, Major Bible Themes is an indispensable tool, providing the biblical basis for fifty-two doctrines, complete with topical and Scripture indexes. Questions for discussion and review follow each chapter. Whether your purpose is to explore Bible doctrines as a new Christian, to erase confusion stemming from conflicting views in the contemporary church, or to establish a stronger basis for witnessing to your beliefs, Major Bible Themes is essential for study and reference.
Religion is a small word, but it has a huge impact on both life and death. In "Religious Thoughts, author James Watson takes a look at the history of religion through the years and delves into how the various manmade religions were formed and why. Through this historical exploration of religious texts, Watson addresses a host of questions addressing religion, its origins, and its mutations. "Religious Thoughts" asks: Why, in the beginning, were just three major religions formed? Why were the minor religions-such as Protestant, Methodist, Baptist, and Presbyterian-started? Did these religions coincide with or cause directly or indirectly major military conflicts? How did religion become so diverse and corrupt? Why and how did the manmade religions evolve? Thoroughly researched, "Religious Thoughts" asks a wide range of thought-provoking questions and presents Watson's opinions and concerns. It presents a historical time travel through centuries of religious changes, documenting the history of the Abrahamic religions."