Zacharias of Mytilene (500s CE): # It [the city of Rome] contains,
moreover, 25 bronze statures of Abraham, Sarah, and Hagar, and of the Kings of
the House of David, which
Vespasian the king brought up
when he sacked Jerusalem, and the gates of Jerusalem and other bronze objects. #
Source: "A History of the Ostro-Goths"
by Thomas Burns, USA, 1984, p.68.
The Bible does not encourage statues and is generally understood to forbid
plastic representations of human beings in the round.
Exceptions may however have existed.
Where there statues of the Patriarchs in Judea that were later taken as booty to
2. Additions to our article about the
The article has been slightly revised and the following addition sub-heading
The Choice is between an Ancient Oral Tradition and a New One Derived from Base
Recognizing the Karaites means Denial of Judah!
The Brit-Am Issue with the Karaites.
Extracts: The Choice is between an Ancient
Oral Tradition and a New One Derived from Base Motives! In practice the Karaites also adopted Oral Traditions of their own. ...
In effect in order to understand the Bible and keep Biblical laws as the Bible
intended one needs to accept the Rabbinical Oral Traditions. In some cases it
can be proven that these practices existed in Biblical Times! ...If one does not
want to go according to how the Rabbinical Jews teach but rather to follow
Karaite Practice then in effect you may well (perhaps unconsciously) be adopting
another Oral Tradition but one whose foundations are from less sanctified a
Recognizing the Karaites
means Denial of Judah! Each Tribe had its own individual qualities. The Twelve Tribes as a whole
were divided into two. One section was headed by Joseph; the other by Judah.
"Joseph" became the Ten Tribes.
The Task of Joseph was to civilize and uplift humanity and to rule the earth.
Judah was blessed that he would keep the Law and be enabled to decide how the
Law should be kept...
The present-day so-called "Karaites" are not Karaites but renegade Jews or
Christians who have adopted an historical identity that does not belong to them.
... Karaitism is a rejection of Scripture under the guise of elevating it. The
Karaites of history were in effect saying that the Bible has no Divine Authority
and may be legitimately interpreted in different ways according to arbitrary
decision. There was a stage when no two Karaite authorities could be found to
agree with each other! This is a denial of Divine Providence and a rejection of
the Principle that God is with HIS people and reveals Himself through the Tanach!
It also transgresses the commandment to follow the opinion of the Sages when in
doubt as to how to apply Torah injunctions (Deuteronomy ch.17).
We repeat it is a free country and one may do as one pleases but at least be
conscious of what the choice is.
The Brit-Am Issue with the Karaites. Brit-Am is dedicated to issues concerning the present-day whereabouts of
the Ten Tribes.
... If it were not for the equivalent of Rabbinical Rulings in Biblical Times
then David would have been considered illegitimate!
... The founder and head of Brit-Am at present is Yair Davidiy...Yair is
recognized as an Orthodox Jew and has Rabbinical Scholars amongst his offspring.
This is to the advantage of Brit-Am.
The mother of Yair was Jewish but his father was not.
Yair Davidiy is only considered Jewish due to a Ruling of the SAGES!
.... This ruling of the Sages is justified by the Bible. In the opinion of Yair
only the Sages and those who learn according to them understood the Bible.
3. David Jackson: Sizemore, Melungeon,
Cherokees and the Sieve of Amos RE: Brit-Am Now no. 1592
This article (http://www.israpundit.com/archives/29632)
interesting to me. My paternal great-grandmother was a Sizemore (a subset
of the Melungeon isolate according to this article). Three of my father's
four grandparents were Cherokee to some degree. They were all from
Appalachia in Eastern Kentucky.
I don't recall any family history of Jewishness per se, but it's perhaps
significant that my family was always stridently pro-Jewish, even the ones
who were otherwise non-religious. My father consciously avoided pork. I
was raised in a predominantly Jewish neighborhood.
The Sizemores were hard people. One ancestor used the top of human skull
she found in a riverbed as a soap dish. Another was a prize-fighter who
killed an opponent in the ring. He was said to be a "large, hairy man".
One of my Indian great-grandmothers said that when she was little in the
late 1800s the tribe was still carrying on the practice of mercy-killing:
When a person became very old and infirm, they took them to a mountain top
to freeze to death and then retrieved them in the morning.
You frequently cite this verse in your articles Amos 9.9: For, lo, I will
command, and I will sift the house of Israel among all nations, like as corn
is sifted in a sieve, yet shall not the least grain fall upon the earth.
I don't know if the Sizemores, Cherokees or any American Indian tribes were
part Jewish, but I do wonder if when the truth of Amos 9.9 is someday fully
revealed that there will be lots of surprises.
Welcome Lars Waern
to Brit-Am-North Good Day Yair Davidiy and Brit-Am,
Re: Brit-Am Now 1592: 1 ' 2, Lars Waern
Great to see another 'Goth' Lars Waern, that has found his roots. We Nordics are
so dull and need fresh enthusiasm now and then. I wish to inform Lars Waern
about BritAmNorth, which has been dormant for some months now. It is a
discussion site for Scandinavians within the framework of Brit-Am, where we can
debate common interests in our own languages or English. Again, welcome Lars.
Shalom / Bo Ronn
5. MK (Member of Knesset) Kara: Druze
are Descended from Jews
http://www.israelnationalnews. com/News/news.aspx/140251 by David Lev Extracts: For centuries, practitioners of the Druze religion took care not to
reveal any information about the nature of their beliefs, rituals, and
traditions. Under penalty of communal ostracism, or worse, members of Druze
communities have refrained from telling any outsider more than basic details
about their religion.
'Druze here are too fearful to loudly proclaim their sympathies with Israel, or
to convert to Judaism, although some do ' because of the fear of what might
happen to their brethren in Syria and Lebanon.'
But now, the secret is out. Druze MK Ayoub Kara (Likud) says members of the
Druze communities believe in many of the same things that Jews do. And that's
not surprising, he adds, since the Druze are actually descended from the Jewish
According to Kara, who is politically allied with the Jewish nationalist camp,
there are many aspects of Druze beliefs that mesh with Judaism: 'All our
prophets are Jewish ones: Moses, Judah, Jethro, and Zevulun, the son of Jacob.'
In fact, he says, the Druze are likely one of the lost tribes of the Jewish
people, probably Zevulun, considering his special status among them.
According to Kara... one symbol has stuck with the Druze throughout the
centuries. 'Only among Druze do you find a red Star of David, in homes,
cemeteries, and places of worship,' Kara says. 'This is one sign that has been
open and visible for centuries, unlike most of the other ones, yet few have
If the Druze dropped most, if not all, Jewish ritual, it's because they feared
the sword of Islam. 'Unlike Jews and Christians, who have the status of 'people
of the Book' among Muslims, and are therefore are given some basic rights, Druze
are simply heretics to Islam, and such heretics must be either converted or
eliminated,' Kara explains. In fact, Druze were massacred by Muslims on several
occasions, and 'it would have been much worse if they had identified themselves
as Jews.' As a result, the Druze initially converted to Christianity and
subsequently took on a Muslim identity ' but through it all, they never forgot
their Jewish identity.
Those roots explain, at least in part, the fierce loyalty the Druze in Israel
have to the state. 'However, Druze here are too fearful to loudly proclaim their
sympathies with Israel, or to convert to Judaism, although some do ' because of
the fear of what might happen to their brethren in Syria and Lebanon,' Kara
said. Druze soldiers have given their lives for Israel and have risen high in
IDF ranks. However, Druze tradition is to be loyal to whatever country rules the
area they live in, so that Druze in Syria are loyal to Syria.
Kara says that his evidence stands on its own merits. 'For thousands of years
the Druze suffered,' he said, 'so it's understandable that they would be a
little hesitant to come forward after only 60 years of Israel's existence. But
when you check our beliefs ' and our veneration of the great Jewish prophets '
the matter should become clear.'
Brit-Am Commentary to 1-Samuel 15:6:
The Druze in Israel revere Jethro and consider him their forefather. The Druze
appear to consider themselves distantly related to both the British and the
Jews. The Druze probably came from Persia and migrated to Lebanon, Syria, and
Israel before the Muslim conquest. They adopted a secret religion that believes
in re-incarnation. Traditionally they believed themselves to be related to the
French and British and according to Sheik Tarif (one of their most revered
religious leaders) also to the Jews. [The name Druze was been linked to Druid
and Celtic attributes ascribed to them]. The Druze in Israel serve in the
Israeli Army. They make good, brave soldiers. On the whole they are patriotic
Israelis. Their language is Arabic and their physical type of similar to that of
the Christians in Lebanon who however were their traditional rivals. That the
Druids are descended from the Kenites of Jethro is one possibility but perhaps
there are others?
'It is impossible to rightly govern the
world without God or the Bible.'
Brit-Am is the "still small voice" that contains the truth.
[1-Kings 19:12] AND AFTER THE EARTHQUAKE A FIRE; BUT THE LORD WAS NOT IN THE
FIRE: AND AFTER THE FIRE A STILL SMALL VOICE.