The Khazars – Do They Destroy God&rsquos Plan for the Jews?

The Khazars - Do They Destroy God&rsquos Plan for the Jews?

The Khazars - Do They Destroy God’s Plan for the Jews?

by Rev. Ted Pike used with

For more than a century, Zionists have claimed that modern
Jews are entitled to Palestine because they are legitimate
descendants of Abraham. Devout Christians and devout Jews both
believe God’s plan for Israel involves a racially authentic
Jewry. That’s why Jewish novelist Arthur Koestler’s
1976 book, ‘The Thirteenth Tribe’, was a political
and theological bombshell. Koestler reveals how the central
Eurasian nation, Khazaria, converted to Judaism in 740 AD. These
2 million Turkish warriors and traders became at least as devout
as actual (Sephardic-Oriental) Jews, whose genetic lines trace
back to Abraham. The Khazars soon convinced themselves that they
really were authentic Jews.

Today, Koestler asserts, most "Jews" worldwide are
primarily descended from these ancient Turks—not Abraham!
What does this mean for the millions of American Christians so
eager to bless the children of Abraham? Has this Khazar
corruption of Jewish blood also corrupted God’s plan for
the Jews? In this special report, I will conclude that the Khazar
merger is a fact of history, but that it didn’t destroy
God’s plan for the Jews at all. Far from it! The conversion
of these 2 million Gentiles actually fulfilled Bible prophecy,
and powerfully confirms God’s timeless ethical covenant
with His chosen people.

Koestler’s Controversial Claims –

Many Christians and Jews felt deeply threatened by
Koestler’s thesis. Scholars and genetic studies 1 attempted
to debunk it. Yet historian and author Kevin Alan Brook has
extensively documented Koestler’s basic thesis. And in his
fascinating book, The Jews of Khazaria, Brook has confirmed
Koestler in a way that many Jews find surprisingly acceptable. At, Brook offers a treasury of ancient
commentaries on the Khazarian conversion. He also provides
statements by dozens of scholars over the past century who
confirm Koestler.

Jewish and Slavonic historians by the dozens have accepted the
Khazar origins of eastern European Jewry. Recent archeology
reveals how the Khazar converts migrated to eastern Europe,
especially Poland. There, they helped create the massive eastern
European Ashkenazi "Jewish" populations. Millions of
their descendants immigrated to America around the turn of the
20th century, and attained wealth in business, government, and
media. 2 Brook quotes this 1962 statement by the Jewish Journal
of Sociology , which is typical of many: "Polish scholars
agree that the oldest (Polish Jewish) settlements were founded by
Jewish emigres from the Khazar state and Russia while the Jews
from Southern and Western Europe began to arrive and settle only
later…and that a certain proportion at least of the Jewish
population (in earlier times, the main bulk) originated from the
east, from the Khazar country…" 3

God's Purpose for the Khazars How does Koestler's
thesis affect God’s plan for the Jews? As the Hebrews
approached the Promised Land 3,500 years ago, God warned them
that they had a choice: obey God and be blessed and dwell in the
land, or disobey Him and be cursed and exiled. One of many ways
God said He will curse a disobedient Jewish nation is by keeping
them very small. "Then you shall be left few in number,
whereas you were as the stars of heaven for multitude, because
you did not obey the Lord your God." (Deut 28:62) Israel
did not obey God. She crucified her Lord and spiritual husband,
Jesus Christ - screaming, "His blood be upon us and upon our
children!" For their disobedience, the Jews incurred the
curse of remaining small in number. This curse remains in effect

During the Exodus, the Hebrew population was about 2 million 4
, swelling to about 5 and a half million in the time of David,
500 years later. What is the population of Jews descended from
the tribe of Judah and Benjamin today? 2,950,000. 5 Incredibly,
after three and a half millenia, authentic Jews number only
950,000 more than when Moses led them out of Egypt! That's a
gain of less than 300 new people per year. Contrast such anemic
population growth with the posterity of another descendant of
Abraham: Ishmael. The father of the Arab world was the offspring
of Abraham’s union with Sarah’s maid, an Egyptian of
Hamitic not Semitic stock. In contrast to the racially authentic
yet rebellious descendants of Judah, God said He would magnify
the descendants of the half-breed, Ishmael. "…I will
multiply thy seed exceedingly that it shall not be numbered for
multitude." (Gen 16:10) What’s the population of the
Arab world today? Between 200 and 300 million! 6 At 250 million,
that is an increase of 62,500 per year! Truly, God’s
promise of blessing and cursing could not be more powerfully
fulfilled. The curse of smallness, which clings to racially
authentic Jewry today, is not a hereditary weakness. Exodus
records that when God had "respect" for the Hebrews,
they enjoyed prolific powers of reproduction, even as Egyptian
slaves. They increased from several hundred to several million
400 years later.

Today, Jewish inability to keep up with the phenomenal powers
of Arab reproduction is a source of chronic frustration to the
people of Israel and their leaders.

Israel to be Oppressed

God also threatened that "aliens" would perpetually
rule over Israel if she did not obey. "The alien who is
among you shall rise above you higher and higher, but you shall
go down lower and lower. He shall lend to you but you shall not
lend to him: He shall be the head and you shall be the
tail." (Deut 28:43,4) In 740 AD, Khazar "aliens"
invaded Judaism in a bizarre twist of divine judgment. They did
not do so territorially but spiritually and genetically. Like the
ancient Philistines stealing the ark of the covenant, the Khazars
appropriated the Talmud and Cabala (Zohar), the promises of
Abraham, and even the name "Jew." Swelling into a world
population now estimated at 11.2 million 7, modern Ashkenazim,
the primary force behind 20th century Zionism, dominate the
government, military, economic, and religious authority of
Israel. 950,000 authentic Jews in Israel 8, outnumbered 3 to 1,
are largely excluded and discriminated against by the Khazar
ruling majority 9, which totals about 3.7 million. Friction
smolders between both groups.

In his book, ‘The Life of an American Jew in Racist,
Marxist Israel’, American Ashkenazi Jack Bernstein recounts
discrimination which he suffered after marrying a Sephardic. He
says that next to Arabs and Christians, Sephardim are most
discriminated against in Israel (p.7).

The most horrific example of Ashkenazi oppression of Sephardim
occurred in the early 1950s. The US government needed human
guinea pigs to test radiation levels; they contracted with the
Ashkenazi leaders of Israel, in exchange for what would today be
billions of dollars, to conduct such tests on nearly all
Sephardic children living in Israel. One hundred thousand
Sephardic children were subjected to nearly lethal levels of
radiation, ostensibly to cure head lice. The tests killed 6,000
outright, and caused cancerous tumors and manifold afflictions to
the rest. The Ashkenazi labor government also kidnapped 4,500
mostly Yemenite Sephardic infants, and shipped them to America
for radiation testing. They were similarly decimated. 10

Jews are Here for the Duration

Despite persecution and the threat of assimilation, relatively
authentic Jews are still very much in the world. They fulfill
Christ’s prophecy that "this generation (race) shall
not pass away until all things be fulfilled." (Matthew 24:34)
Yet, contrary to expectations, they are encapsulated as a
repressed minority within a much larger, more aggressive Gentile
majority. In a bizarre symbiosis, Khazars carry racially
authentic Jews with them toward fulfillment of anti-Christ
objectives. Under God’s curse to remain small, the
Sephardic-Oriental would never be able to attain such goals on
their own. Such shared ambitions include their prophesied
ascendancy over the nations (Ezekiel 38, 39), rebuilding their
temple in Jerusalem, and receiving their false messiah -
anti-Christ, who will sit in their temple, proclaiming himself to
be God (Matthew 24:15, 2 Thessalonians 2:4).

To make all this possible, God allowed the Khazar hordes to be
engrafted - a nation of high intelligence and creativity but also
historically possessing a dominant, warlike nature as well as
skill and rapacious instinct toward commerce and finance.
Incredibly, they became even more devoted proprietors of the
Talmud and especially Cabala, using them as fuel for their own
racism and revolution.

One of the reasons Israeli Ashkenazim resent
Sephardic-Orientals is that they became part of Zionism much
later, largely after statehood of Israel in 1948. Historically,
Sephardic-Orientals disagreed with the Zionist-Christian
Evangelical assertion that obedience to God is no longer a
prerequisite for Jews to occupy Palestine. Such primarily
Orthodox Jews believed they were in exile because of their sins.
They claimed that only when Messiah comes, persuading the Jewish
people into repentance, would a truly obedient Jewry be allowed
back into God’s promised land. However, with the
spectacular successes of Zionism, most Sephardics capitulated.
The Ashkenazi leadership has not forgotten or forgiven their
hesitancy. As a result, authentic Jews in Israel remain under the
heel of the Khazar aliens in perfect fulfillment of Deuteronomy
28. They are literally the tail, while the Khazars are the head.
Who, then, constitute that repentant "Jewish" remnant
so often prophesied to repent at Christ’s second coming?
Will the Khazars be included?

Christ, in Ezekiel 47, speaking out of His coming millennial
temple as He rules in Jerusalem, gives the answer. "And it
will come about that you shall divide by lot for an inheritance
among yourselves and among the aliens [Khazars] who stay in your
midst. And they shall be to you as the native-born among the sons
of Israel: they shall be allotted an inheritance with you among
the sons of Israel." (Ezekiel 47:22) Christ makes it clear
that, as in the Old Testament, Gentiles who earnestly adhere to
Judaism, even in its apostate condition, can do so and be counted
in the Jewish nation.

Is God Finished with National Israel?

Since Koestler’s revelations, various political and
theological critics of Zionism have seized upon the Khazars as
proof that whatever destiny God had for Israel has now been
destroyed by Khazar admixture. Yet God is full of new mercies.
Thousands of years ago, He and many great prophets and godly men
and women labored, largely in vain, to bring forth a meager
harvest of righteousness from the dry rocky soil of Israel's
unbelief. The Pharisees, in their Talmud, call Jesus "a
fool," mocking His claim that He will ultimately receive
obedience from the Jewish people (Sanh. 67a). Many today believe
Jews have become so wicked and corrupting that it is
inconceivable they should someday experience a mass outpouring of
grace from the One their fathers crucified and reviled.

But Jesus Christ is the Redeemer who extends love to the
vilest sinner who calls upon Him for mercy. He formed the Jewish
people to show forth the riches of His love to all nations. He
will not be frustrated in that ambition, even by the depths of
their apostasy. Don't be astonished, then, that He can
miraculously save a remnant of Jews. It is a miracle that any of
us are saved. He has saved the Jews before. He can do it

End Notes:

1 The Y chromosome in males and mitochondrial DNA in females
never changes.  Consquently, despite the genetic shuffle of the
centuries, it is possible to identify the general genetic make-up
of the founders of an ethnic group.

At least three major genetic studies, Hammer et al. (2000),
Goldstein et al. (2002), and Behar et al. (2004), attempted to
determine Jewish origins. Their results are sometimes
contradictory and puzzling even to geneticists. Yet Goldstein and
Behar agree on one thing:  the founding mothers of Sephardim were
very different from those of Ashkenazim.  All agree that it is
"likely" that the male founding ancestors of Ashkenazim
were largely of Mid-East origins - more so than the ancestors of
Caucasian Europeans.

This suggests a plausible scenario explaining the presence of
Mideast genes within the European ashkenazim. With conversion of
the Khazars, history records an intense demand by the Khazarians
themselves for Rabbinic teachers to instruct them in the
requirements of a very complex religion. Twelfth century
Sephardic writer Yehuda HaLevi said the Khazars were "eager
to learn the Jewish law… They sent to various countries
for scholars and books and studied the Torah… They also
honored and cherished the Israelites who lived among
them."(The Kuzari: The Book of Proof and Argument in Defense
of the Despised Faith, HaLevi)

"Rabbis were then invited to come and teach Jewish laws
and customs to the Jewish Khazars.  During the 200 years of the
existence of this Jewish kingdom, most of the Khazars had learned
the Jewish religion and were living in accordance with its
laws."(Mordecai Soloff, How the Jewish People Grew Up,
Cincinnati, Ohio, The Union of American-Hebrew Congregations
1936, p. 219-221) It is inconceivable that the transformation of
possibly two million idolatrous Khazars into zealous Jewish
proselytes could be facilitated and sustained for two centuries
without thousands of Rabbinic teachers.  Such must have consisted
primarily of the priestly class, the "Kohanim."  These
teachers were highly intelligent Talmudists. They were by
definition male and most likely single, being visitors from
distant lands such as Spain and Babylon.  Khazarian women were
famous for their beauty, prized as wives by Byzantine
nobility. This was a perfect setting for pairing of Semitic genes
with Gentile.

Constantine Akropolites (1250-1324) revealed that Khazars and
Jews of the East may have freely intermarried. Jewish Khazars of
Constantinople did intermarry and become fully integrated into
the Jewish district, in contrast to Sephardim in the west.  See
The Legend of St. Zotikos according to N. Constantine Akropolite,
ed. Timothy S. Miller, 1994, p.339-376. Goldstein’s 2002
study of the origins of Ashkenazi women indicated they had many
founding mothers and such possessed widely diversed genes. This
harmonizes with the fact that Khazar women, living in a major
international trading center, lacked any tradition of racial

The Khazarians would also have received Hebrew DNA from
another major source.  Surrounding the period of initial Khazar
conversion, large populations of Jews were expelled from Asia
Minor and the Byzantine empire. They took refuge in their new
"promised land," Khazaria. A final thought: One wonders
why DNA from the bones of 9th century Khazar graves has not been
extracted and compared to DNA of eastern European
"Jewry." Such research will resolve a debate which has
too long remained contentious.

2 Medieval Rabbinic authorities of the Sephardim in Toledo,
Spain, were aware of the Khazars and made it clear that they did
not grant equality to them. They discouraged intermarriage.  Such
geographic, cultural and spiritual separation is revealed in the
following statement to me by Khazar authority Muhammad Rafik:
"The medieval German (and in fact all western European) Jews
were not in contact with eastern European "Jewry." This
can be easily demonstrated by the medieval synod of France, where
the leading rabbis of Europe would congregate… Of over 100
attending rabbis at the 11th and 12th century synod, not one was
from eastern Europe or even Poland.  They all came from Germany,
Italy, France, Spain, the Netherlands, and England."

Yet in The Jews of Khazaria , Brook expands our awareness of
how small numbers of Jews entered medieval eastern Europe,
largely from southern lands and as a result of persecution under
the Crusades and Inquisition  They found relative safety in the
more tolerant Slavic countries of eastern Europe.  However, he
agrees with many authorities that such numbers of authentic Jews
vastly swelled as German Sephardim migrated into Khazar-dominated
Poland in the 15th and 16th centuries. Partly as a result of the
more permissive inter marriage practices allowed by Maimonides,
authentic and Polish Khazar Jewry at last significantly melded.
In time, such Khazar-Sephardim radiated westward, creating the
stereotypic "German Jews," often resented by Sephardim
of the west for their aggressiveness.

3 In Khazar-dominated countries of eastern Europe outside
Poland, the genes of the founding Khazars remained much less
diluted.  Around the turn of the last century, such Khazar
Ashkenazim joined a horde of European Jewish immigrants to
America. 3 Adam Vetulani, in his article, "The Jews of
Medieval Poland," in Jewish Journal of Sociology , volume 4
(December 1962), page 274.

4 Motivated by military considerations, Moses' census,
Numbers 1:46, records 603,550 "sons of Israel… from 20
years old and upward, whoever was able to go out to war in
Israel." Add an equal number of women of that age (603,550)
plus young people under the age of 20 (perhaps 500,000) plus
elderly and infirm over 60 (250,000).  Total: 1, 957,100.  The
number of Hebrews in the exodus, not counting a "mixed
multitude" (Exodus 12:38) of Gentiles surely totaled about
several million.

5 Encyclopedia of the Orient, "Sephardi"

6 Wikipedia, "Arab"

7  Wikipedia, "Ashkenazi"

8  Encyclopedia of the Orient, "Sephardi"

9 The Christian Science Monitor reports, "…years
of discrimination against Sephardic Jews in education, jobs,
housing, and other areas by Israel's mostly Ashkenazi, or
European Jewish elite." (Jen Lynfield, "The Shahs of
Israel Rise to Prominence," April 4, 2000.  Similarly,
"In Israel, political tensions continue to persist because
of feelings on the part of many Sephardim that they have been
discriminated against and still don't get the respect they
deserve.  Historically, political elite of the nation have been
Ashkenazim… Jewish Virtual Library,
"Ashkenazim," by Shira Schoenberg, p. 3, 2006.

 Despite recent increase in voting power provided by the
powerful Sephardic Shahs party, an angry Sephardic cries out,
"They gave us homes, they gave us the dirty work; they gave
us education, and they took away our self-respect.  What did they
bring my parents to Israel for?  …Wasn't it to do your
dirty work?  You didn't have Arabs then, so you needed our
parents to do your cleaning and be your servants and
laborers… You exploited and disgraced us for thirty
years.   You brought a million donkeys to ride on." (Beyond
the Promised Land, Glen Frankel, p. 143)

10, "Zionists Poisoned/Radiated 100K Jewish
Children," by Barry Chamish, 08/17/05.

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