“The large majority of surviving Jews in the world are of Eastern European descent – and thus perhaps mainly of Khazar origin. If so, this would mean that their ancestors came not from the Jordan but from the volga… and that genetically they are more closely related to the Hun, uigur, and Magyar tribes than to the seed of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob”. ARTHUR KOESTLER “THE THIRTEENTH TRIBE”
Book Review by Pastor Sheldon Emry
In 1976 Random House published a book that should have hit the Christian Churches like a blockbuster, but instead they chose to totally ignore it. It dealt with the ethnic and racial origin of the people in Communist and Christian countries who self-identify as God’s Chosen People descended from the Tribe of Judah.
Since the late 1800’s a small number of Bible scholars who were also students of history and racial/ethnic origins, have insisted the Church denominations were wrong; that instead of being Israelites, these supposed Jews from Eastern Europe and Western Asia were descended from the Khazars who were a semi-nomadic Turkic people, the entire population of which had converted to Talmudic Judaism/Kabbalah over 1,000 years ago. These Bible scholars were ignored or condemned, and often called ‘cultists’ or ‘anti-Semites’.
Now after many years of research Arthur Koestler, who self-identifies as a Jew, has published a 255 page book entitled THE THIRTEENTH TRIBE in which he proves the same point; i.e. that these Eastern European Jews are neither Israelites nor Semites. Most major newspapers and magazines reviewed the book during 1976. Also, Random House, the publisher, advertised it extensively and began some of their ads with the following headline: WHAT IF MOST JEWS AREN’T REALLY SEMITES AT ALL? In addition, Random House quoted the following reviews:
“Mr. Koestler’s excellent book… is as readable as it is thought-provoking. Nothing could be more stimulating than the skill, elegance and erudition with which he marshals his facts and develops his theories…” — Fitzroy Maclean, New York Times Book Review.
“You do not have to be Jewish to be interested… Are today’s Western Jews really ethnic, Semitic, Biblical Jews or are most of them descendants of converted Khazars?… This compact, interesting book… examines tragic-ironic implications in [this question] for modern history… it should fascinate.” — Edmund Fuller, Wall Street Journal
“Koestler marshals the evidence in a clear and convincing way. He tells a good story, pulling together materials from medieval Muslim and Jewish travelers, scholarly controversy and the mysterious lore of the Khazars.” — Raymond Sokolov, Newsweek
Robert Kirsch of the Los Angeles Times stated in his lengthy review that ‘Arthur Koestler publicizes with his customary skills a daring hypothesis: that THE KHAZAR JEWS MIGRATED TO POLAND, RUSSIA AND UKRAINE AND BECAME THE FOREBEARS OF EUROPEAN JEWRY…’ Then Kirsch quoted Prof. A.N. Poliak of Tel Aviv University who stated that, “The large majority of world Jewry is descended from the Jews of Khazaria.” Then he again quoted Koestler in THE THIRTEENTH TRIBE, “If so, this would mean that their ancestors came not from the Jordan but from the Volga; not from Canaan but from the Caucasus, once believed to be the cradle of the Aryan race; and that GENETICALLY THEY ARE MORE RELATED TO THE HUN, UIGUR, AND MAGYAR TRIBES THAN TO THE SEED OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC, AND JACOB…” (emphasis added).
We cannot stress enough how absolutely imperative it is for all Christian Americans to consider the startling proof in Arthur Koestler’s book that today’s so-called Jews are not Israelites. The Jewish influence on American life has reached such a stage that no student of contemporary history can ignore it. Not only the news media are Jewish monopolies, but top positions in the U.S. government are largely filled by Eastern European Jews. The magazine and book publishing houses are in Jewish hands; and movies, television, cable, social media outlets and the other entertainment industries are dominated by Jews in all phases. Not to mention the international banking system and Federal Reserve Bank which prints all the money. If Americans knew that these phony Sons of Abraham were not “God’s Chosen People” perhaps there would be more concern. And rightly so.
Since many Americans may not have an opportunity to read Koestler’s book, we shall herewith submit an overview.
- Page 15: Khazars adopt Judaism as their religion in A.D. 740.
- Page 16 Majority of Eastern European Jews are Khazar and Japhetic in origin, not Semitic. Refers to 1973 Jewish Encyclopedia and A. N. Poliak, Professor, Medieval Jewish History, Tel Aviv University.
- Page 17 Jews more closely related to Hun, Uigur, and Magyrs than to the seed of Abraham Isaac and Jacob.
- Page 18 Khazars exacted tribute from subject peoples.
- Page 20 Identified them with the hosts of Gog and Magog.
- Pages 22-23 German word Ketzer is our word for Khazar and means heretic or Jew. Khazars were with Attila the Hun in 4th century.
- Pages 37-39 Some were phallic worshipers They killed anyone thought to be unusually intelligent and called it an offering to god.
- Page 46 Quotes ancient Arab historian, “The Khazars and their King are all Jews… some are of the opinion that Gog and Magog are the Khazars.”
- Pages 47-50 Khazars were re-exporters of foreign goods, middlemen, inspectors of trade, goldsmiths and silversmiths; and they exacted ten percent tax on all trade.
- Pages 59-63 Jews fled Rome and Greece to Khazaria to avoid forced conversion to Christianity. They adopted Islam when forced, repudiating it when safe.
- Page 72 Khazar King, in a letter, traced his people to Togarmah, a descendant of Japheth, and father of the peoples in western Asia, including the Turkic peoples (i.e. Oghuzes, Khazars and Bulgars).
- Page 81 In A.D. 864 a monk wrote “there exists a people under the sky in regions where no Christians can be found, whose name is Gog and Magog, and who are Huns; among them is one called Gazari [Khazari?], who are circumcised and observe Judaism in its entirety.”
- Page 93 Russian communists tried to hide Khazar-Jewish connection.
- Pages 95-132, 135 History of breaking up of the Khazarian empire and integration of these Jews into Ukraine, Russia, Poland, etc. Khazar kingdom known as a kingdom of “Red” Jews.
- Pages 141, 145 Khazars joined Ghengis Khan and retained their Judaism. Interchangeable names — Khazar, Zhid (or Yid), and Jew.
- Page 151 Majority of Jews in Middle Ages were Khazars.
- Pages 152-154 Jews were mint-masters, royal treasurers, tax collectors, and money lenders. Principal source of income was foreign trade and the levying of customs dues and they practiced communal life.
- Pages 159-161 They phased out the name ‘Khazars’ and became known as Jews. During dark ages commerce largely in Jewish hands, including slave trade.
- Pages 163-167 During Crusades whole families and towns of Jews committed suicide rather than convert to Christianity.
- Pages 167-171 Evidence provided that only a handful of Sephardi Jews were in Europe indicating that the vast majority of Jews today are Khazar in origin.
- Pages 172-174, 178 Gives origin of Yiddish language. Says it is not Hebrew. “The Jewish dark ages may be said to begin with the Renaissance.” (Reviews comment: This quote by the Cecil Roth, coupled with other information provided therein, is a sorrowful admission that Jews were supreme during the Dark Ages but lost their dominion over Europe when the light of God’s word ushered in a renaissance period.)
- Pages 180-199 Quotes from many sources to prove Jews are not descended from Biblical Israelites, ending with this sentence… evidence from anthropology concurs with history in refuting the popular belief in a Jewish race descended from the biblical tribe of Judah.
- Pages 200-222 Refer to others who have written on the same subject and have come to the same conclusions.
- Page 223 Israel’s right to exist … not based on … the mythological covenant of Abraham with God; it is based on international law — i.e., on the United Nations’ decision of 1947…
- 224-226 Koestler ends his book by saying he believes many Jews have learned of their Khazar ancestry and now reject the Chosen-Race doctrine.
THE THIRTEENTH TRIBE proves beyond a doubt that modern Jews are not Biblical Israelites. Every church member in America should insist that his Pastor investigate these claims. Are Jewish politicians, publishers, movie makers, and opinion molders God’s chosen people? Or are they Mongol and Hun Trojan Horse infiltrators of Christendom?
The Edomite Connection
Koestler’s traces the history of the ancient Khazar Empire, a major but almost forgotten power in Eastern Europe, which in the Dark Ages became converted to Judaism. Khazaria was finally wiped out by the forces of Genghis Khan, but evidence indicates that the Khazars themselves migrated to Poland and formed the cradle of Western Jewry… The Khazars’ sway extended from the Black Sea to the Caspian, from the Caucasus to the Volga, and they were instrumental in stopping the Muslim onslaught against Byzantium, the eastern jaw of the gigantic pincer movement that in the West swept across northern Africa and into Spain.
In the second part of this book, “The Heritage,” Mr. Koestler speculates about the ultimate faith of the Khazars and their impact on the racial composition and social heritage of modern Jewry. He produces a large body of meticulously detailed research in support of a theory that sounds all the more convincing for the restraint with which it is advanced. Yet should this theory be confirmed, the term “anti-Semitism” would become void of meaning, since, as Mr. Koestler writes, it is based “on a misapprehension shared by both the killers and their victims. The story of the Khazar Empire, as it slowly emerges from the past, begins to look like the most cruel hoax which history has ever perpetrated.”
Again, Koestler traces most Jews back to a people called Khazazrs in western Asia and southern Russia and links the Khazars with Gomer and Magog, grandsons of Noah through Japheath. We believe he is right, and he does prove that most Jews cannot be Israelites, who decended from Shem (Shemites). But there is another mixture in modern Jews which Koestler does not touch upon but which should be considered for it gives us a reason WHY modern Jews insist they are Abraham ‘s seed.
Shortly after World War I, Henry Ford, creator of the modern production line, assembled a staff of experts in Detroit to conduct research on the European Jews who had been entering America in large numbers since the 1880’s. Ford provided the staff with several million dollars for this research, and in 1923 he published the results in a four-volume work titled “THE INTERNATIONAL JEW”. It was Henry Ford’s conclusion that very few of these people who called themselves “Jews” were descendants of the Bible Israelites. Ford further proved that these Jews, using all sorts of crimes while under the cloak of being the chosen people of the Bible, were rapidly taking economic and political control of America. In the religious field, Ford claimed THE JEWS HAD SECRETLY GAINED CONTROL OF MOST PROTESTANT SEMINARIES AND CHRISTIAN BOOK- PUBLISHING HOUSES and had been able to remove almost all criticism of Jews from Christian literature.
In summing up his findings, Henry Ford stated, “The Jews are not the Chosen People, though practically the entire Church has succumbed to the propaganda which declares them to be so.” Ford’s book caused a furor for a few years but soon disappeared from colleges, universities, and public libraries and became unobtainable at any price. The churches continued to teach “Jews are God’s Chosen People, Israel,” and the (by then) Jewish-dominated news media began to refer to Jews always as Israelites. Anyone opposing the increasing Jewish control of the nation was immediately branded “anti-Semitic”. Jewish dominated seminaries taught new ministers to quote Genesis 12:1-3 and sternly warn their flocks that anyone speaking unfavorably of the Jews would be “cursed by God.”
Jewish control of American society, politics, and religions continued to increase. In 1951 retired U.S. military Intelligence officer, Col. John Beaty, published a scholarly 265-page book IRON CURTAIN OVER AMERICA. In it Col. Beaty gave overwhelming evidence that this strange race of Eastern European “Jews” were actually Khazar and Mongol Asiatics and had no racial ancestry in Israel at all. He then proved that by 1951 these Judaism converts had a stranglehold on American politics, on banking and credit, on all sources of news, on the entertainment industry, on America’s education system, and that they were the predominant race as judges, lawyers, doctors, and in organized crime.
Because of renewed interest, both THE INTERNATIONAL JEW (in an abridged edition) and IRON CURTAIN OVER AMERICA have been reprinted and are available. The latest, and perhaps the most succinct book on this subject, is ISRAEL’S 5 TRILLION DOLLAR SECRET (1977) by Col. Curtis B. Dall, son-in-law of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and a personal acquaintance of many high officials in the U.S. Government since the 1930’s. Dall reconfirms from reliable sources that Jews are NOT Israelites. In fact, Dall calls their masquerade as ‘Israel’ the hoax of the century.
Most preaching today is based on the “Jew-Israel” myth, and it is false. “Fear them not therefore; for there is nothing covered that shall not be revealed: and hid, that shall not be known. What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear i the ear, that preach ye on the housetops” (Jesus, in Matthew 10:26,27).