It has been quite a while since I wrote an article in this series, so it could be classified as a work long overdue, still, better late than never, eh? So, due to its ‘lateness’ I will cut straight to the quick with a question:
Judahites or, better, Royal Judahites and The Canaanite Jews, who are these two groups or races of people and, especially, who are these Judahites? I have never heard of such a name I hear you say.
Well I must agree it’s seldom mentioned and that’s because the use of the relatively modern word ‘Jew’ (used in England in a London play called “The Rivals” for the first time in the 18th century) has swamped and smothered out The Truth of who the Judahites were and are. This means, that in a poorly informed Bible intellectual’s or theologian’s eyes, anyone born of Judah is automatically deemed to be a Jew, but is it correct to do this? NO!!! Likewise, if we were to refer to Judah’s brothers and half-brothers as Simeonites, Levites, Gadites and Ephraimites i.e. those descended from Simeon, Levi, Gad and Ephraim no one would bat an eyelid or be the least bit surprised. So how has this strange, deceptive, but simple genealogical error or oversight taken place? All will be revealed.
Furthermore, some would say, because of the parentage involved here i.e. the parentage of The Patriarch Judah, that both groups were always going to be Jews. Now on the surface that sounds straight forward enough, doesn’t it? Well yes, but then we know that life is never that straight forward, is it? It certainly wasn’t straight forward in Old Testament times and it’s certainly not straight forward in our ‘wondrous’ high tech modern times either. (Please note, all twelve sons of Jacob/Israel were Patriarchs, not just Judah)
Acts 7:8 (KJV) And He gave him the covenant of circumcision: and so Abraham begat Isaac, and circumcised him the eighth day; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat The Twelve Patriarchs. (Emphasis mine)
As I stated in my earlier articles in this series, i.e. if all peoples descended from Judah are carrying a derivation of his name, wouldn’t it be reasonable to expect that they would all be called Jews? Well, yes you would think so, but at the same time you would be very wrong. Confused? Don’t worry, just read on.
If you have read my other articles in this series entitled: “Were Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, Jews?” You will know that the carriers of the genealogical seed line after Noah changed from the male side or male line to the female side or line and this continued until Jesse, King David’s father when it returned to the male side. This changeover came with Abraham and Sarah (Sarai). It was Sarah’s line to Isaac that was all important here, even more so than Abraham’s side.
We then have Isaac’s wife Rebekah with her influence over the choosing of Jacob over Esau. We then have Rachel’s influence with her being the wife that Jacob/Israel loved and, therefore, with regards to the birthright blessings passing on to Joseph, not Reuben the eldest. Joseph was the favoured son that Jacob/Israel loved more than any of his other sons.
Moreover, the female side of things again features big time in this story of the Royal Judahites and Canaanite Jews and the women characters play the far more significant role than the Patriarch Judah himself.
Abraham first had offspring from Hagar, an Egyptian, (Sarah’s handmaid) who bore him Ishmael. Ishmael was the forefather of all the Arab tribes and nations. After Sarah’s death Abraham took Keturah to wife and she bore him numerous children and from her, came amongst others, the Midianites. Now, the thing is, it was Isaac only, who inherited the racial and birthright blessings from Abraham through Sarah – neither Ishmael or any of Abraham’s other offspring through Keturah inherited the True Abrahamic racial line. Yes they were of Abraham’s loins but they did not count as inheritors. All they received was a few gifts, then Abraham sent them away from Isaac to the east.
The Arabs live to the east of Israel to this day and I do not mean the Israelis (Canaanite Jews) in the unlawful State of Israel, when mentioning this. The Arabs live in the Middle East or Near East and who is it that calls that part of the world ‘The Middle East’? Why, it’s Isaac’s sons (The Anglo-Saxons), or Isaac’s descendants in the West i.e. England, her Anglo-Saxon Commonwealth and Anglo-Saxon USA that call it by that name. Israel lives in the west and Ishmael lives in the east.
Genesis 25:5-6 (KJV) And Abraham gave all that he had unto Isaac. 6 But unto the sons of the concubines, which Abraham had, Abraham gave gifts, and sent them away from Isaac his son, while he yet lived, eastward, unto the east country. (Emphasis mine)
Moving on, we then get Isaac and Rebekah who pass the birthright on to Jacob rather than Esau his brother, and this, after much collusion and subterfuge by Rebekah, making sure that Jacob inherited and Esau did not. Here again we can see the female influence coming strongly to bear on this situation. Spiritually, Jacob was Rebekah’s son, for Isaac wanted to bless Esau, not Jacob, so he had to be fooled into thinking he was blessing Esau.
Now, with Jacob and Rachel, the female influence is less prominent, it’s more subtle, because there were three other wives in Jacob’s life. However, Rachel was the wife whom Jacob loved, so it was Joseph, who was Rachel’s elder son that Jacob favoured. In turn, it was Joseph’s two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh, who inherited the Birthright blessings whilst Joseph’s eleven brothers were each granted a much smaller inheritance. In a sense, although blessed, they drew the short straws by comparison to what Ephraim and Manasseh inherited. The only exception amongst the eleven brothers, to this lesser inheritance, was Judah and this is where the story becomes a little more complicated, for Judah’s inheritance included the Sceptre with Royalty and Sovereignty over Israel.
If we now turn to Genesis 38 we can take up the story line in detail, and be prepared, for there is a whole load of shenanigans going on in this chapter. As is often the case with these things, we find very important pivotal people making catastrophic mistakes. In Genesis 35:22 we read of Reuben, Jacob’s eldest son, who defiled his father’s bed by sleeping with Bilhah, one of his wives, and thereby losing his birthright inheritance. This is one of the reasons why Joseph inherited and you can read the story of that in Genesis 48.
Now with Judah, like Reuben, it was a case of him not being able to keep his trousers (pants) on when a certain Adullamite’s daughter, a Canaanitess came into his life. This unceremonious and illicit unzipping of his apparel would be the cause of massive amounts of trouble and suffering to all of Jacob’s/Israel’s descendants, as a result. That means big trouble to The House of Israel and to Judah’s Royal offspring the Judahites – The House of Judah, in the future. Let me make it clear, this was an error, on Judah’s part, of cataclysmic proportions and yet at the same time all part of what had to occur in order for prophesy to be fulfilled and for Yashua Messiah to come as planned to redeem The House of Israel and The House of Judah, not to mention the rest of mankind. OK, so here we go, Genesis 38:
Genesis 38:1 (KJV) And it came to pass at that time, that Judah went down from his brethren, and turned in to a certain Adullamite, whose name was Hirah. (Emphasis mine)
As we open up the story line we immediately have some strange turns of phrase here in the KJV. Judah ‘went down’ from his brothers. What does this mean? It means he fell from grace, and from Strong’s Concordance we get:
Went down – H3381 – yârad – yaw-rad’ – A primitive root; to descend (literally to go downwards; or conventionally to a lower region, as the shore, a boundary, the enemy, etc.; or figuratively to fall); causatively to bring down (in all the above applications): – X abundantly, bring down, carry down, cast down, (cause to) come (-ing) down, fall (down), get down, go (-ing) down (-ward), hang down, X indeed, let down, light (down), put down (off), (cause to, let) run down, sink, subdue, take down.
Not only did he leave the fellowship of the Abrahamic family, he also fell in Adamic fashion and lowered his standards by befriending and living with people who were aliens to him and thereby racially beneath him. Hirah was an Adullamite (Canaanite) herdsman and an employee of Judah, and God strictly forbade members of Jacob’s family to associate, via close intimate ties, with other tribes, especially Canaanites. This action on Judah’s part was an act of gross disobedience and rebelliousness. Why did he do it and did he do it in ignorance? I don’t think so.
We must not forget that it was his idea to sell his half brother, Joseph, into captivity and involuntary servitude. Did he have this evil deed on his conscience and feel the need to get away from his family and, in particular, from his father Jacob who grieved continually the loss of the son he loved? We do not know for sure, but it could certainly have been an issue. What we do know is that we can never truly run away from our difficulties when those difficulties reside within us, as was the case with Judah and his treacherous behaviour regarding his half brother Joseph.
Moving on, notice the next weird turn of phrase: “he ‘turned in to’ a certain Adullamite”. Again, what does this mean? It means he deliberately turned away from the right path – he knew what he was doing. Once more from Strong’s Concordance:
Turned in – H5186 – nâṭâh – naw-taw’ – A primitive root; to stretch or spread out; by implication to bend away (including moral deflection); used in a great variety of applications: – + afternoon, apply, bow (down, -ing), carry aside, decline, deliver, extend, go down, be gone, incline, intend, lay, let down, offer, outstretched, overthrown, pervert, pitch, prolong, put away, shew, spread (out), stretch (forth, out), take (aside), turn (aside, away), wrest, cause to yield.
Here we read to ‘spread or stretch out’ i.e. to go out of our way to accommodate; to ‘bend away’ it says. So he made deliberate distorted overtures, almost deferential overtures, to these Canaanite foreigners in order to be accepted into their community. Moreover, having done this, his disobedience and rebelliousness increases and his behaviour deteriorates further:
Genesis 38:2 (KJV) And Judah saw there a daughter of a certain Canaanite, whose name was (Bath)-Shuah; and he took her, and went in unto her. (Brackets and emphasis mine)
Here we can plainly see that after only three generations the very covenant agreement that God made with, and required of Abraham’s and Sarah’s seed, is broken. Abraham, Isaac and Jacob had faithfully followed Yashua Messiah’s (The LORD’s) instructions and married women of their own race, tribe or clan and kept the seed line racially pure and intact, only for this man Judah to undo it all. The consequential evil fallout from this man’s actions cannot be measured in terms of the English language. There are not words descriptive enough to describe the horror, pain and suffering that would be caused to, and/or inflicted upon, Jacob/Israel’s descendants, in the future, because of this man’s evil deeds, not least to and by his own offspring, Er and Onan. However, these deeds had to take place in order for prophesy to be fulfilled. OK, so Judah takes a foreign, alien Canaanitess for his wife and the wretched union is consummated.
Genesis 38:3-5 (KJV) And she (Bathshuah) conceived, and bare a son; and he called his name Er. 4 And she conceived again, and bare a son; and she called his name Onan. 5 And she yet again conceived, and bare a son; and called his name Shelah: and he was at Chezib, when she bare him. (Brackets and emphasis mine)
Right, we can see now that three sons come from this illicit and evil union: Er, Onan and Shelah, but notice, a very slight, but very significant change takes place here, a change in authority. Er is named by Judah, but the next two offspring are named by Judah’s Canaanitess wife. This tells us that Judah’s authority has been usurped within this relationship and the women, Bathshuah and her mother (the original mother-in-law from hell LOL) are now in control. So let’s see what happens next?
Genesis 38:6-10 (KJV) And Judah took a wife for Er his firstborn, whose name was Tamar. 7 And Er, Judah’s firstborn, was wicked in the sight of the LORD; and the LORD slew him. 8 And Judah said unto Onan, Go in unto thy brother’s wife, and marry her, and raise up seed to thy brother. 9 And Onan knew that the seed should not be his; and it came to pass, when he went in unto his brother’s wife, that he spilled it on the ground, lest that he should give seed to his brother. 10 And the thing which he did displeased the LORD: wherefore he slew him also.
So what do we have going on here? Quite a lot is the answer. In verse six Judah shows signs of repentance. How do we know that? Why, through the choice of Tamar as a wife for his son Er. This was no minor decision, because Judah took the trouble to travel in order to find Tamar. How do we know this when there is no mention of Tamar’s tribal identity within the pages of the Holy Scriptures? Enter once more the Book of Jasher which also helped me in identifying Noah’s wife, Naamah. In the Book of Jasher chapter 45 verse 23 we read:
Jasher 45:23 And in those days Judah, went to the house of Shem and took Tamar the daughter of Elam, the son of Shem, for a wife for his first born, Er.
So, here again, we can plainly see that Tamar is from Shem, so is no Canaanitess and this can only mean one thing; Judah had realised the mistake he had made and sought, to the best of his ability, to rectify and make amends for his seriously bad conduct. Apart from that, what else was special about Tamar? Her name was special and from Strong’s Concordance we get the Hebrew pronunciation ‘Taw Mawr’ which means ‘erect’; ‘palm tree’; ‘upright’. This was a very special lady indeed and as the story line unfolds we shall see.
Continuing with the verses written above, we then see that Er was a bad lot, so bad, in fact, that Yashua Messiah (The LORD) had to take his life, but what was his sin, because yet again the KJV is silent about the details? Once more we return to the Book of Jasher for the evidence:
Jasher 45:24 And Er came to his wife Tamar, and she became his wife, and when he came to her he outwardly destroyed his seed, and his work was evil in the sight of the Lord, and the Lord slew him.
So here we can see Er loses his life for his evil act, but why did he behave in this way? What’s going on here and where did this particular type of evil rebelliousness come from? I mention this because, as it turns out, through the revelations of the Book of Jasher, we have the eldest son behaving in exactly the same way as the younger son – as revealed in the Holy Scriptures? Did this idea come from these young men themselves? I don’t think so. Who put them up to this? We can only guess it was their mother, their grandmother or both of them. Why? Why, because they didn’t want Judah’s family line offspring, they wanted these boys married off to Canaanite women.
However, Judah instructs his second son Onan to take Tamar as his wife, as this was the Hebrew custom. We need to take note here, too, that again, we can see Judah returning to the customs of his family, but he does have a big problem on his hands. These so called sons of his are not of his blood line. Remember, at this moment in history, the female carries the blood line with, and after, Noah. These sons are of the blood line of their Canaanite mother Bathshua. In turn, this meant that Judah, in trying to correct these sons of his, was the equivalent of someone trying to correct the Devil himself, for these young men were of the Devil’s seed from Cain to Canaan post-flood. As we can see Onan, like his older brother, is rebellious and refuses to consummate the union with Tamar by spilling his sperm on the ground. Now here I will digress on one very important point:
This Onan topic, otherwise known as ‘Onanism’ in Cainite-Judeo-Christian religious circles (don’t they just love their ‘isms’?) raises all kinds of non-issues within the Cainite-Judeo-Christian Religion i.e. the subject of masturbation and whether or not it’s a sin. Now, as far as I know, the Holy Scriptures are silent on this subject, apart from this assumed example in Genesis 38. The thing is, is this verse, as with the verse in the Book of Jasher, about masturbation, or something else entirely? Let’s read it carefully so that we fully understand what’s going on. I will rewrite the Genesis verse here:
Genesis 38:9 (KJV) And Onan knew that the seed should not be his; and it came to pass, when he went in unto his brother’s wife, that he spilled it on the ground, lest that he should give seed to his brother. (Italics and emphasis mine)
“Onan went in unto his brother’s wife!!” This means that both sons penetrated her and then withdrew in order to spill their seed (sperm) – the practice of withdrawal; one of the oldest forms of contraception known to mankind. No masturbation occurred at all – period.
OK, having sorted out the nonexistent issue of ‘Onanism’ and Yashua Messiah (The LORD) having sorted out Onan, I will now move on to verse 11:
Genesis 38:11 (KJV) Then said Judah to Tamar his daughter in law, Remain a widow at thy father’s house, till Shelah my son be grown: for he said, Lest peradventure he die also, as his brethren did. And Tamar went and dwelt in her father’s house.
Now what have we got going on here, because by modern standards this whole arrangement sounds totally ludicrous and preposterous? The poor girl now had to wait umpteen years for the little brat to be old enough to bed her. Still, at least the poor girl could return home to her family. This, though, is only a brief interlude, for our heroine is about to embark upon a life threatening mission:
Genesis 38:12-14 (KJV) And in process of time the daughter of Shuah (i.e. Bathshua), Judah’s wife died; and Judah was comforted, and went up unto his sheep shearers to Timnath, he and his friend Hirah the Adullamite. 13 And it was told Tamar, saying, Behold thy father-in-law goeth up to Timnath to shear his sheep. 14 And she put her widow’s garments off from her, and covered her with a vail, and wrapped herself, and sat in an open place, which is by the way to Timnath; for she saw that Shelah was grown, and she was not given unto him to wife.
So here we can see Judah has lost his Canaanite Adullamite Mrs and goes up to meet his old buddy Hirah to be comforted and no doubt with the help of a few beers with all the lads, as you do. Whilst this is going on, Tamar takes the initiative and dresses herself up as a whore pick up and waits by the roadside for her man to pass by. Here, too, I must state quite clearly that this episode is falsely portrayed as an act of incest by many in the Cainite-Judeo-Christian Religion (mainstream Christianity) and it is not, for Tamar’s union with Judah’s two sons was never consummated due to their both practicing withdrawal. This means that at this point Tamar always was, and still is, at this moment in time, a free agent. She was also a widow and therefore free to remarry.
OK, that’s about it for part one and I will continue the story line in part two – so please stay with it.
WHO WERE THE JEWS and Were Abraham Isaac and Jacob (Israel) Jews? Genesis 38 – Royal Judahites and the Canaanite Jews – Part 2 of 2
Picking straight up with the story we now have Judah coming down the road having been ‘comforted’ by his old pal Hirah, the Adullamite Canaanite, and he sees Tamar dressed as a prostitute by the way side and thinks to himself: “‘Cor! She looks a bit tasty” and before you can say ‘Jack Robinson’ old Judah is there like a flash clamouring after her ‘services’, but this is where he, unbeknownst to him, meets his match, for Tamar’s bargaining and negotiating skills, added to which, her knowledge of The Law, are all second to none:
Genesis 38:15-19 (KJV) When Judah saw her, he thought her to be an harlot; because she had covered her face. 16 And he turned unto her by the way, and said, Go to, I pray thee, let me come in unto thee; (for he knew not that she was his daughter-in-law.) And she said, What wilt thou give me, that thou mayest come in unto me? 17 And he said, I will send thee a kid from the flock. And she said, Wilt thou give me a pledge, till thou send it? 18 And he said, What pledge shall I give thee? And she said, Thy signet, and thy bracelets, and thy staff that is in thine hand. And he gave it her, and came in unto her, and she conceived by him. 19 And she arose, and went away, and laid by her vail from her, and put on the garments of her widowhood.
It is crucial, too, that we understand what has taken place here, apart from a sexual union. Judah gives Tamar all his Royal Insignia – the signet, the bracelets and the staff. In effect he surrenders his Royal Birthright Inheritance to her for sex. This is high powered symbolism!! This means the royal line will come from Tamar’s womb including, most importantly, Yashua Messiah (the Lord Jesus Christ). This story also reveals to us the fact that Yashua Messiah (the Lord Jesus Christ) was not a Jew (a Canaanite Jew) but a Royal Judahite, and I will expound on this later.
We also need to understand that everything Tamar did here was highly honourable and in accordance with the Law of God, as it stood in those days via the Abraham, Isaac and Jacob covenants and interpretation through their example. The Law always stood; Moses only wrote it down later for the Israelites’ benefit. I will therefore repeat, this means that Tamar was in honour and Judah was in dishonour for not keeping his pledge to Tamar regarding the pledge of Shelah his third son from the Canaanitess Bathshuah:
Genesis 38:20-23 (KJV) And Judah sent the kid by the hand of his friend the Adullamite, to receive his pledge from the woman’s hand: but he found her not. 21 Then he asked the men of that place, saying, Where is the harlot, that was openly by the way side? And they said, There was no harlot in this place. 22 And he returned to Judah, and said, I cannot find her; and also the men of the place said, that there was no harlot in this place. 23 And Judah said, Let her take it to her, lest we be shamed: behold, I sent this kid, and thou hast not found her.
Here in these verses we can see how troubled Judah becomes when he cannot find the woman he bedded and the issue has now become one of honour and/or dishonour with potential disgrace and shame for him within the community at large, for the whole business is now out in the public.
Genesis 38:24-26 (KJV) And it came to pass about three months after, that it was told Judah, saying, Tamar thy daughter-in-law hath played the harlot; and also, behold, she is with child by whoredom. And Judah said, Bring her forth, and let her be burnt. 25 When she was brought forth, she sent to her father-in-law, saying, By the man, whose these are, am I with child: and she said, Discern, I pray thee, whose are these, the signet, and bracelets, and staff. 26 And Judah acknowledged them, and said, She hath been more righteous than I; because that I gave her not to Shelah my son. And he knew her again no more. (Emphasis mine)
In these verses we can now see how dangerous a mission it had been for Tamar to undertake, unless she had indemnified herself. As we can see, had she not been as wise as a serpent and as harmless as a dove, she could quite easily have lost her life over this escapade. As it turns out Judah has to acknowledge that his daughter-in-law has been more righteous and honourable than he. He, in turn, does the honourable thing and commends her for her righteous behaviour and has no more intimate relations with her. This, though, is not the end of the story, for it is only just beginning:
Genesis 38:27-30 (KJV) And it came to pass in the time of her travail, that, behold, twins were in her womb. 28 And it came to pass, when she travailed, that the one put out his hand: and the midwife took and bound upon his hand a scarlet thread, saying, This came out first. 29 And it came to pass, as he drew back his hand, that, behold, his brother came out: and she said, How hast thou broken forth? this breach be upon thee: therefore his name was called Pharez. 30 And afterward came out his brother, that had the scarlet thread upon his hand: and his name was called Zarah.
Here from these verses we can see that twins are the fruits of Tamar’s womb – Royal Judahite Fruits no less, and in the shape of two sons Pharez and Zarah. This, too, is where we need to bring Shelah back into this story in order to understand that we have returned, yet again, back to the scenario of the two seeds.
This story is just as it was with Eve, after her and Adam’s fall in the Garden of Eden. We had two seeds there, and we have the same two seeds here: 1) The son of man from Adam, via Seth, via Noah, via Shem, via Eber (Heber from whom we get the name and language Hebrew), via Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and then Judah/Tamar and: 2) the other seed from the Devil, via Eve, via Cain, via Ham/Naamah (post flood), via Canaan and via Judah’s Canaanitess wife, the daughter of Shua, with the remaining Canaanite son, Shelah, and from Shelah we get the Jews or, more accurately, the Canaanite Jews. From here on, though, I am going to concentrate on Shelah’s offspring, the Canaanite Jews and will come back to Tamar’s twins, the Judahites, later.
I will now jump ahead approximately 1700 years into the future to the time of Yashua Messiah (the Lord Jesus Christ) where He is confronted by Shelah’s descendants in John:
John 8:38-41 (KJV) I speak that which I have seen with my Father: and ye do that which ye have seen with your father. 39 They answered and said unto Him, Abraham is our father. Jesus saith unto them, If ye were Abraham’s children (seed), ye would do the works of Abraham. 40 But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you The Truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham. 41 Ye do the deeds of your father. (Brackets mine)
First of all, we can see how Yashua Messiah (the Lord Jesus Christ) is setting the foundation for this conversation. He is telling them that He speaks for The Father and they speak for their father – two fathers means two seeds. They then declare, erroneously, that Abraham is their father, and this is where it is crucial that we remember that the dynastic line of the Patriarchs was carried by the female side. Yes they were from Judah’s (Abraham’s) loins but, Shelah was a Canaanite, first and foremost, from his Canaanitess mother, even though Judah was his father. Judah’s Royal line, the inherited line, was carried by Tamar’s children, the twins, Pharez and Zarah.
This means that Abraham is not the father of these first century Pharisees but, rather, Canaan who was descended from Cain (the Devil’s seed) via Naamah, Noah’s wife. The Lord then confirms this with His retort:
“If you were Abraham’s children you would do the works of Abraham, but you don’t, you do the works of your father”
Let’s be clear, these inhabitants of Judea are not Royal Judahites they are Canaanites calling themselves Jews or Judeans. Notice, too, that they want to kill the Lord just as their forefather Cain had killed Abel – their spirit was the same. To sum up, all the Lord is doing here is spelling out their genealogical background and, of course, this is information they would have preferred not to be reminded of. They then confirm it by saying:
John 8:41-44 (KJV) Then said they to Him, We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God. 42 Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but He sent me. 43 Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word. 44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
Then they go on the defensive by declaring that they are not born of fornication – which is a lie. Moreover, what fornication could they be alluding to? Well, we know don’t we? It was that fornication that took place in the Garden of Eden between Eve and their father the Devil. They then try to reassert that God is their father and Yashua Messiah rebuts them once more by saying that if God were their father they would love Him, The One who came from The Father. Yashua Messiah then confirms in no uncertain terms that they are OF their father – the Devil.
We must understand that there are no ‘if’s’ or ‘buts’ about this reality, they are the Devil’s seed – The Tares. Yashua Messiah again firms it up by saying that their father was a murderer from the beginning which is yet another proof that their father was Cain. Notice, that there was no truth in him either – a liar through and through. OK, that’s enough about them, but what became of Judah’s true heirs Pharez and Zarah? Well, we know about one of the twins, for he is mentioned at least twice in the Holy Scriptures:
Matthew 1:3 (KJV) And Judas (Judah) begat Phares and Zara of Thamar; and Phares begat Esrom; and Esrom begat Aram. (Brackets mine)
Luke 3:33 (KJV) Which was the son of Aminadab, which was the son of Aram, which was the son of Esrom, which was the son of Phares, which was the son of Juda,
Here we can see the proof of The Royal Line from Judah through Pharez (Phares) to Yashua Messiah (the Lord Jesus Christ), but what of the other twin, Zarah, what happened to him, for we must not forget that he was of the same royal line as his brother? Well, as far the Biblical account goes, this descendant of Abraham through Jacob and Judah seems to vanish from the face of the earth, but did he? No, of course not, but he does vanish from the scene of the Biblical account and the Holy Land and from the geographical area that perhaps would have kept him in the focus of the Bible authors and writers.
OK, so where did he go? He went traveling is the simple answer to that and his travels took him as far as Ireland where his descendants made their home. It was here that they waited; waited for what I hear you say? They waited for the breach to be healed. What breach? The breach that occurred at the time of the birth of the twins as recorded in Genesis 38!!
Gen 38:29 And it came to pass, as he drew back his hand, that, behold, his brother came out: and she said, How hast thou broken forth? this breach be upon thee: therefore his name was called Pharez. 30 And afterward came out his brother, that had the scarlet thread upon his hand: and his name was called Zarah.
So when was this breach healed? At the time of the prophet Jeremiah’s arrival in Ireland with the princesses from the House of Judah which had gone into captivity in Babylon circa 585 BC. Jeremiah escaped with the princesses via Egypt and Spain and then to Ireland. One of these princesses, TeaTephi, a descendant of Pharez, married a descendant of Zarah and the breach was healed. True Judahite Royalty, too, was now planted in the British Isles. Even today Northern Irish (Royal Judahites) people keep a reminder of this incredible event on their national flag with the red hand representing the scarlet thread tied to Zarah’s hand.
To sum up, we can now see that Yashua Messiah (the Lord Jesus Christ) was not a Jew but, rather, a Royal Judahite and we can also see that Canaanite Jews are nothing to do with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, nor are they anything to with Judah, their father, anymore than the Ishmaelites are anything to do with Abraham, for neither of these groups inherited anything of substance from Abraham including especially the bloodline. Everything went to Isaac via Sarah, to Jacob/Israel, to Joseph, to Ephraim and Manasseh, with the Royal Sceptre going to Judah/Tamar and, in turn, the twins.
If we read Romans 9:6-13 we will find Paul confirming this reality when he states “For they are not all of Israel (Jacob) which are of Israel (Jacob)” (brackets mine). This is telling us that Judah’s birthright seed went to Pharez and Zarah and not to his Canaanite son Shelah, even though he was from Judah’s loins. The same rule applied to Esau/Edom (The Turks) and to Ishmael (The Arabs). As you can see this article has only skimmed the surface of this huge topic and I will endeavour to explain more about our ancestors in future articles, so watch this space