Ancient Jacob's name was changed to Israel:.Genesis
32:27,28 "And he said unto him What is your name? And he said, Jacob.
And he said Your name shall be called no more Jacob but Israel, for as
a prince have you power with God and with men and have prevailed.(see
What had led up to this name
of Israel; 12
tribes of ancient Israel; Israel
in archaeology; captivities
of; spiritual Israel;
Those of the 'house of David'
are proceeded from the 'house
1:27; Matthew 1:1; Hebrews
3:6. Israelites are physically the people of ancient Israel. Today,
the great apostle,
in talking to the Gentiles
in Galatia, said:.Galatians
3:26-29 "For you are all the children of God by faith.(as
opposed to qualifying by works you regard as being spiritual that you
feel you must do to be accepted).in
Christ Emmanuel. For as many
of you as have been baptized.(why
is physical baptism now not relevant?).into
have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond
nor free, there is neither male nor female, for you are all one in Christ
it's a spiritual relationship as compared to the ancient Old Testament's
physical relationship shown by the Mosaic Law's over
600 physical things to do to keep in an interrelationship
with a spiritual being, God). And if
you be Christ's then are you Abraham's seed.(and
seed Jacob had a big family:.Genesis
according to the promise."
4:26 "But Jerusalem
which is above is free.(open
is the mother of us all." John 3:6
"That which is born of the flesh is flesh and that which is born of the
Spirit is spirit.
With the Holy nature of
Great Infinite One having been given to us and now being adopted
Family of God, the physical status no longer matters:.Galatians
3:26,28,29; 4:26; 6:15,16;
9:6-8; Ephesians 2:12. It's
now a spiritual Israel, that is, those realizing their connection with
the Creator are part of this spiritual Israel:.Galatians
6:16 "And as many as walk according to this rule, peace be on them
and mercy and upon the Israel of God."
Why Israel? Why did God choose
people out of all those nations.(Genesis
the Earth at that time? 2Samuel
7:23 "And what one nation in the earth is like thy people, even like
Israel, whom God went to redeem for a people to himself, and to make him
a name and to do for you great things..."
9:3,4 Paul says that those who are in Christ are 'Israelites', spiritually
The word 'Israel', today
a spiritual 'Israel', an invisible.(because
it's inside us).nation,
a spiritual nation of those high consciousness souls who have inherited
9:6,8; Galatians 6:16; 1Peter
Old Testament things were
shadows of things in New Testament times; like Jerusalem.
There are three names used
in the New Testament to designate this people Israel,
a people who came from the man Jacob,
whose name was changed
The three names are:
as regards their nationality, to distinguish them from Gentiles.
The name 'Jew' is derived
from the patriarch.Judah.(New
Testament spelling is 'Juda').and
was at first given to one belonging to the tribe of Judah or to the
kingdom of Judah.(which
comprised only two of the original
12 tribes, Judah and Benjamin);
these became known as Jews, in contradistinction
from those belonging to the separate kingdom of the ten tribes, who were
Just as the
name Israel in the New Testament refers to one's spirit, one's spirit
that is now of God's high consciousness and out of the base low consciousness
of mankind, so it is also with the name Jew:.Romans
The Israelites originally
were all known as being of the person
Jacob, whose name was changed to Israel:.Genesis
32:27,28. Why? At first they were all called Israelites until two of
Benjamin and Judah, split
off from the original
twelve sons, as predicted by the prophet Ahijah:.1Kings
11:29-32. These two then became known as the nation of 'Judah'. This
was in accordance with God's purpose at the time.
They all eventually became
large tribes as their descendents
increased, with the 10 becoming the Israelites and the two becoming the
nation of Judah.(map).
ancient split, each had its own
kings down through time.
During a later captivity
and after the physical restoration of ancient Israel.(Isaiah
1:26; 11:11,12; 27:13;
36:8-15; Zechariah 1:17;
they returned from
captivity, the name however, was extended to all those speaking
Hebrew, a nation without distinction:.Esther
3:6,10; Daniel 3:8-12; Ezra
2:28,29. Israelites today
split into Israel and Judah, but will again be one nation:.Jeremiah
3:18: Ezekiel 37:21-23.
God had foretold the split:.1Kings
were called as such with regard to their language, education and what they
did as work, to distinguish them from Hellenists,
who were Jews who spoke the Greek language.
The name 'Hebrew' is
from 'Eber'. The Hebrews are 'sons of Eber':.Genesis
10:21. Eber was the ancestor of Abraham..American
Hebrews rarely use concrete terms,
as they are called, but often abstract
terms. Thus, instead of saying 'God saves them and protects them', they
say 'God is their salvation'."
The Hebrews made their living
for many generations in Egypt by hiring themselves out for what they could
do for others. They lived peaceably within the land areas controlled by
many pharaohs over the years, until one of the pharaohs was probably talked
into believing that they were a threat:.Exodus
1:5-14. The biblical Hebrews had been in Egypt for generations, but
apparently they became a threat, so one of the pharaohs enslaved them.
then, as respects their sacred privileges as the chosen people of God,
chosen to be a physical nation back then to be an example of what the Creator
is to the world that then was:.Exodus
19:5; Deuteronomy 7:6-8.
originally was the name conferred
on Jacob after the great prayer struggle at Peniel.(Genesis
a prince he had power with God and prevailed.".This
is the common name given to Jacob's descendants.
The whole people of the twelve
tribes are called 'Israelites', the 'children of Israel'.(Joshua
3:17; 7:25; Judges
8:27; Jeremiah 3:21).and
the 'house of Israel':.Exodus
16:31; 40:38; Luke
Did the ancient Israelites
the lands from those who were possessing it?.Judges
After the death of Saul
in Old Testament times, ten of the twelve tribes
of ancient Israel arrogated
to themselves this name of Israel, as if they were the whole nation.(2Samuel
2:8-10,17,25-28; 3:10; 19:40).and
the kings of these ten tribes were called 'kings
of Israel' while the kings of the two main tribes.(Judah
the small tribe of Simeon.(Joshua
called 'kings of Judah'.
The prophets had foretold of the split:.1Kings
Soon after the death of
fulfilled and the kingdom was rent in twain.(B.C.E.
975-722). Israel split.(map).into
a north and a south kingdom. The northern kingdom was called Israel. The
southern kingdom was called Judah.
the tribe of Levi and the Levitical priesthood.
Each kingdom had its
The ancient nations which
came from the man Israel, today are scattered
among most all nations:.Joel
3:2 "I will also gather all nations and will bring them down into the
valley of Jehoshaphat and will plead with them there for my people and
for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations and
parted my land."
The kingdom of the ten tribes
of Israel was successively
invaded by several Assyrian kings. Pul.(an
5:26; 2Kings 15:29).imposed
of Israel at the time).of
a thousand talents
in the days of Pekah.(B.C.E.
away the trans-Jordanic.(tribes
other side of the Jordan river).tribes
and the inhabitants of Galilee into Assyria:.2Kings
15:29; Isaiah 9:1. This was one
captivity. There were others for both Israel and its split off nation of
and Concise Bible Dictionary.and.Fausset's
were six minor captivities during the era
of the judges, namely,
that by Chushanrishathaim,
I of Canaan, Midian, Ammon
and later, another by Hazael
In addition to these, there
were other great captivities
of Israel and Judah..Why
God brought these captivities upon these people:.Ezra
9;6,7; Jeremiah 11:7,8;
5:4; Habakkuk 2:18,19.
And, what's God doing
today to awaken mankind?
Prior to the beginning of
Israel, the people were
bondage in Egypt. They were a stubborn
people who time and
again would live as they wanted.(Jeremiah
44:16,17), then get into trouble
and call on God to help them. And God would. But after.so
it was time for a major lesson and that was to be serious captivities.
But, it still didn't do any good as this lesson in history wrote. Something
had to help them with their low conscious ways keeping them at that level.
And so Christ came to change
the heart, the only thing that can change a person and all persons
in the world. And Christ does this by not sending people into captivity,
but by exposing them to higher consciousness ways and from there, they
can take it further. How?
-U.S.A. Congressman Dennis
a letter to the Secretary of State, who at the time was Condoleezza Rice,
bringing up questions as to why what is named Israel today, is becoming
at commondreams.org), giving a bad
image to the dear, gentle, helpful, kind and intelligent Jews worldwide.
And are they
using weapons banned by international law?.(article
at commondreams.org or search Google or Bing)