A commonly used tactical weapon employed by today’s Jews and ignorant professing Christians, as well as others, is the label of “anti-Semitism.” With the manufactured cultural backdrop of the “Holocaust,”1 anti-Semitic is assumed to mean anti-Jew. Should you criticize, expose or simply discuss Jews in the slightest negative tone, despite the truth, you are labeled an anti-Semite or anti-Jew.
Modern Definition of Anti-Semitism
Once again, there seems to be a misunderstanding of the term and thus confusion about what anti-Semitism means. Before can have an intelligent discussion about anti-Semitism, we must come to agreement on how it is defined.
For example, a modern definition from an online dictionary says this under “anti-Semitic”:
“Feeling or showing hostility toward or discrimination against Jews as a cultural, racial or ethnic group…” – www.merriam-webster.com/
“Having or showing a strong dislike of Jewish people, or treating them in a cruel or unfair way…” – www.dictionary.cambridge.org
It seems to be the consensus today: anti-Semitic means anti-Jew.
The main reason for this present-day definition is because of the assumption that the Jews are believed to be the Israelites, the physical descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. This belief is held by Catholics, Protestants and other wild religious offshoots. Is that the truth? Are Jews the biblical Israelites? Maybe I would be called an anti-Semite for even questioning that.
Correcting the Definition of Anti-Semitism
Before we explore that question, let’s look at another definition that will take us back to another meaning of anti-Semitism.
Here is what the American Dictionary of the English Language 1828 (Noah Webster) says under “Shemitic”:
“Pertaining to Shem, the son of Noah. The Shemitic languages are Chaldee, Syriac, Arabic, Hebrew, Samaritan, Ethiopic and Old Phoenician.”
So, Shemitic (or Semitic) refer to the descendants of Shem, one of the sons of Noah (Genesis 10:1). “Anti-Semitic” is not found in this 1828 dictionary, but if it were, it would mean against (anti) Shem or the descendants of Shem. Thus, I must conclude that sometime after 1828 this term “anti-Semite” or “anti-Semitism” was invented and has come to mean anti-Jew. But originally, it referred to Shem.
Are the Jews Semites?
So now the question is, Are todays Jews Semites? Are the Jews descendants of Shem? More specifically, are today’s Jews the physical offspring of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and the 12 tribes of Israel (Exodus 1:1-5) who were direct descendants of Shem (Genesis 11:10-27ff)?
I discuss the history of the modern-day Jews in my book, Identifying Biblical Israel Today. I detail exactly where they came from and who they are. But one fact stands out. The Jews of today are NOT descended from Shem, but from Ashkenaz, one of the grandsons of Japheth (Genesis 10:2-3). There are many modern Jewish references that confirm this. Here is one:
The New Standard Jewish Encyclopedia provides population statistics for the Ashkenazim: “[the Ashkenazim] constituted before 1933 some nine-tenths of the Jewish people (about 15,000,000 out of 16,500,000).”
The Jews are not Shemites (Semites), but are from another line. So, it is incorrect to label someone as “anti-Semitic” if they criticize the Jews. Discard the modern-day meaning of “anti-Semitic” as anti-Jew. It’s not accurate.
Let’s Suppose …
On the other hand if the descendants of the biblical Israelites are the people from white Northwestern European stock, then the label “anti-Semitism” would fit if you hated and denounced these people. So, in fact, the true anti-Semites today are the Jews, for they have created the greatest identity theft of all time – they have stolen the identity of the biblical Israelites. And then these Jews cry “anti-Semitism” if anyone tries to expose them and their deeds and schemes.
Even now it is a criminal offense in many European countries to criticize the Jews or question the Holocaust. In the United States, it’s not come to the level of an enforceable unlawful act, but it’s right around the corner.
For example, in December 2016, the U.S. Senate passed the Anti-Semitism Awareness Act by unanimous consent. As recently as November 7, 2017:
“…the House Judiciary Committee held hearings over the Anti-Semitism Awareness Act, a bill that would broaden the definition of antisemitism to include criticism of Israel [that is, Jews]. If passed, the legislation would instruct the Department of Education to consider the State Department’s definition of antisemitism when investigating educational institutions for discrimination under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act.”2
Inching toward a criminal offense. So much for free speech!
“Jews” of the Bible
The question often arises, who then are the “Jews” of the Bible? You see, the term translated “Jew” in the Bible leads to confusion. But if you want clarity on that subject, you might consider my books, the Covenant Heritage Series, beginning with the first book, Discover the Story of Your Biblical Heritage. I go into the biblical history and definitions in detail in this series.
For me, the epitaph “anti-Semitic” as applying to Jews is just another deception invented to protect the Jews and hinder revealing who they really are. It’s to disguise what they are doing to destroy the true biblical Israelites.
And if professing Christians who have just read this still believe the Jews are Semites, and thus are Israelites, you have been misled. But, good news! You now have the opportunity to discover for yourself the historical and biblical facts. Click here for the Covenant Heritage Series.
Lawrence Blanchard N.D., M.Div.
1 Unless you have researched the facts based on primary evidence about the so-called Holocaust, you will continually fall for the incessant propaganda of Jewish-controlled media and government. The reason for the invented drama of the Holocaust is to ensure protection for the Jews while they rack up billions for “reparations.” See also www.renegadetribune.com/holocaust-story-invented-2/