No, perhaps not, but the Israelites used to.

“The New Moon is still, and the Sabbath originally was, dependent upon the lunar cycle.” Universal Jewish
Encyclopedia, p. 410
.  No quote can be clearer than this.

“… each lunar month was divided into four parts, corresponding to the four phases of the moon.  The first week of
each month began with the new moon, so that, as the lunar month was one or two days more than four periods of
seven days,
these additional days [new moon days] were not reckoned at all.”  Universal Jewish Encyclopedia, Vol.
10, p. 482. Article "Week."

“…the Hebrew Sabbathon … was celebrated at intervals of seven days, corresponding with changes in the moon’s
...”  Encyclopedia Biblica, 1899. p. 4180

“In the time of the earliest prophets, the New Moon stood in the same line with another lunar observance, the
.  Ezekiel, who curiously enough frequently dates his prophecies on the New Moon … describes the gate of
the inner court of the (new) temple looking eastward as kept shut for the six working days, but opened on the
Sabbath and the New Moon.”  
Scribner's Dictionary of the Bible (1898 edit.), p. 521

The Hebrew month is a lunar month and the quarter of this period—one phase of the moon—appears to have
determined the week of seven days
.” Encyclopedia Biblica, p. 4780.  And why have we never been taught any
of this???

The word Jew is assumed to mean Israelite.  It is Israel that the Father favors, the term Jew began in the dark
ages to describe those who kept a form of the Hebrew faith.  By that time, true Israel had long been scattered and
had lost their identity.  The only people around keeping some semblance of Torah during the Dark Ages when the
word “Jew” was coined were the Khazars, a fierce nomadic tribe from southern Russia.  

Here is a historic timeline.

In 70 A.D., the last of the 12 tribes of Israel were scattered, the first 10 leaving the scene some 700 years earlier.  
These 12 tribes are lost to history, not retaining their true identity.  In the 4th century, the papacy came to power,
thinking to change times and laws, confusing the calendar.

Between 700 and 900 A.D., the King of the Khazars sent out messengers asking representatives of every major
religion to present themselves before him.  The Khazars were looking for a national religion, and wanted to see what
was available.  As fate would have it, they selected the religion of the Babylonian Rabbis.  

Did you catch that?  The 12 tribes had been scattered some 700-900 years previous, yet the Khazars adopted
Judaism, a form of the Hebrew religion.  The problem was that the only ones practicing any form of the Hebrew
religion at that time were the Babylonian Rabbis.

The Khazars became known as “the Jews” during the Dark Ages, not because they were Israelites by race or even
because they worship YHVH, rather, it is because they adopted the half pagan religion (the Talmud) of the
Babylonian Rabbis (the ones that had not gone back to Israel with Ezra and Nehemiah).  The word “Jew” was fairly
new to the vernacular in 1611 when the KJV was translated and it was inserted where the word Judahite or Judean
was written in the original manuscripts.  I challenge you to use a Strong’s Concordance and look at the underlying
Hebrew and Greek words EVERY TIME where the word Jew is used in the KJV.

The Jews are not Israelites, yet many seem to trust them for their own personal doctrine.  Listen and you can hear it
from their own lips...

“Here is a paradox . . . A most ingenious paradox: an anthropological fact, many Christians may have much more
Hebrew-Israelite blood in their veins than most of their Jewish neighbors.”  
Jewish author, Alfred M. Lilienthal, What
Price Israel, p. 223

The 1980 Jewish Almanac, p. 3, in the first chapter entitled, “Identity Crisis” said… “Strictly speaking, it is incorrect to
call an ancient Israelite a ‘Jew’ or to call a contemporary Jew and ‘Israelite’ or a ‘Hebrew.’”

A percentage of the people who are known today as Jews are descendants of Abraham, but not of Isaac and Jacob.  
History reveals that they are actually the descendants of the fierce Turkish, Khazar tribes which roamed regions of
southern Russia and who adopted Judaism between 7th and 9th centuries A.D.

“No one can deny that the Jews are a most unique and unusual people.  
That uniqueness exists because of
their Edomite heritage
.  You cannot be English Jews.  We are a race, and only as a race can we perpetuate.  Our
mentality is of Edomitish character
, and differs from that of an Englishman.  Enough subterfuges!  Let us assert
openly that we are International Jews.”
 Manifesto of the “World Jewish Federation,” January 1, 1935, through their
spokesman, Gerald Soman
.  [Emphasis my own.]

From the above, we can clearly see that the Jews fully understand their Edomite heritage as the third edition of the
Jewish Encyclopedia for 1925 records:

“Chazars [Khazars]: A people of Turkish origin whose life and history are interwoven with the very beginnings of the
history of the Jews of Russia.  The kingdom of the Chazars was firmly established in most of South Russia long
before the foundation of the Russian monarchy by the Varangians.” (855).

Hasdai ibn Shaprut, who was foreign minister to Abd-al-Rahman, Sultan of Cordova, in his letter to King Joseph of
the Chazars (about 960 AD) speaks of the tradition according to which the Chazars once dwelt near the Seir
Mountains.  The ‘Seir Mountains’ are none other than the original land of Esau-Edom - ‘Thus dwelt Esau in mount
Seir: Esau is Edom’ (Genesis 36:8).  Seir was a mountain range sought of the Dead Sea and was also known as the
‘land of Edom’ (Genesis 36:21).  The Seir Mountains were the home of the Edomites for nearly a millennium (The
Edomites arrived in Edom or Seir at the end of the 14th and beginning of the 13th century B.C. Encyclopedia
Judaica, Vol. 6, p. 372).  Thus we have it from Jewish sources that the Khazars originally ‘dwelt near the Seir
Mountains’ so are racially of Edomite stock, not Israelite.  But how and when did Edomites get to Khazaria?  There is
evidence that in the 6th century BC, some of the Edomites fled their homeland of Seir and migrated north, ‘After the
fall of Jerusalem, in 586 BC, the Edomites began to press northward (Ezekiel 36:5).  
The New Westminster
Dictionary of the Bible, ed. by Henry S. Gehman, The Westminster Press, Philadelphia, 1970, p. 418.” (The Jewish
Encyclopedia, Vol. IV, (1905), p. 3).

“Edom is modern Jewry.” —The Jewish Encyclopedia, 1925 edition, Vol. 5, p. 41

“Today, the Khazars are known as ‘Jews,’ not because of any racial question, but because of their religion.”  (Jewish
historian, Arthur Koestler, The Thirteenth Tribe, New York: Random House, Inc. 1976

Koestler also states that: …the Jews were “mint-masters, administrators of the royal revenue, tax collectors and
‘money lenders’ – i.e. bankers . . . Foreign trade and levying of customers duties had been the Khazars’ principal
source of income. . .”  

The Jews own all major banks, all major print media (newspapers, and news magazines), nearly all of Hollywood,
nearly all major TV stations.  Everywhere the “Jews” went, they entered into a growing economic nation and left it in
tatters, looting the wealth with their usury.  The Jews have been hated, despised, persecuted and run off throughout
their history not because they crucified Jesus (his own people did that), but because of their usury.  What the Jews
had not already stolen from the common man by usury, the papacy took by force.  

Koestler also wrote that during the Middle Ages, they lost the name Khazar and became known as Jews.  (
Thirteenth Tribe, New York: Random House, Inc. 1976, pp. 152-161

So what have we learned?  The Khazars are descendants of Esau, not Jacob.  The Khazars claim Mt. Seir as their
point of origin (
Jewish Encyclopedia, 1901-6, Vol. IV, p. 3).  Mt. Seir was the origin of the Edomites that descended
from Esau.  (
Genesis 36:1-8, Deuteronomy 2:4-5).  YHVH says in Malachi 1:2-3, Jacob I have loved, Esau I have

Did you know that Jesus encountered the ancestors of these men in his day?  He not only recognized them, he
skillfully painted them into a corner so that they would expose themselves as impostors.  John 8:28-44

28 Then said Jesus unto them,
When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he, and that I
do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things.
29 And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him.
30 As he spake these words, many believed on him.
31 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him,
If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;
32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
33 They answered him, We be Abraham’s seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall
be made free?
34 Jesus answered them,
Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.
35 And the servant abideth not in the house forever: but the son abideth ever.
36 If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.
37 I know that ye are Abraham’s seed; but ye seek to kill me, because my word hath no place in you.

These “Jews” say that they have NEVER been in bondage.   Surely they must have forgotten their little sojourn in
Egypt, Babylon and Assyria.  

Actually, they spoke the truth.  Only Jacob’s descendants went into captivity.  Also note that Jesus ADMITS that they
are descendants of Abraham (verse 37).

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,
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. Then said they to him, We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, even
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.

These men were descendants of Abraham, but were never in bondage, and Jesus agrees.  Revelation 2:9 says, I
know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews [Judahites or Judeans is the Greek], and are not, but are the
synagogue of Satan.  (See also Revelation 3:9)

The Universal Jewish Encyclopedia: “Khazars, a medieval people, probably related to the Volga Bulgars, whose
ruling class adopted Judaism during the 8th cent. The Khazars seem to have emerged during the 6th cent., from the
vast nomadic Hun (Turki) empire which stretched from the steppes of Eastern Europe and the Volga basin to the
Chinese frontier. Although it is often claimed that allusions to the Khazars are found as early as 200 C.E., actually
they are not mentioned until 627 . . . most Jewish historians date the conversion of the Khazar King to Judaism
during the first half of this century [A.D.]. . .”

The Encyclopedia Judaica (1972): “Khazars, a national group of general Turkic type, independent and sovereign in
Eastern Europe between the seventh and tenth centuries C.E. during part of this time the leading Khazars
professed Judaism . . . In spite of the negligible information of an archaeological nature, the presence of Jewish
groups and the impact of Jewish ideas in Eastern Europe are considerable during the Middle Ages. Groups have
been mentioned as migrating to Central Europe from the East often have been referred to as Khazars, thus making
it impossible to overlook the possibility that they originated from within the former Khazar Empire.”

The Encyclopedia Judaica, Vol. 10, (1971) relates the following about the Khazars (Chazars):
“Khazars, a national group of general Turkic type, independent and sovereign in Eastern Europe between the
seventh and tenth centuries A.D..  During part of this time the leading Khazars professed Judaism.”

The Jewish scholar
Cecil Roth in his Concise Jewish Encyclopedia (1980) says on page 154, “John Hyrcanus
forcibly converted [Edom] to Judaism.  From then on they were part of the Israelite people.”

The Jewish Encyclopedia: “Khazars, a non-Semitic, Asiatic, Mongolian tribal nation who emigrated into Eastern
Europe about the first century, who were converted as an entire nation to Judaism in the seventh century by the
expanding Russian nation which absorbed the entire Khazar population, and who account for the presence in
Eastern Europe of the great numbers of Yiddish-speaking Jews in Russia, Poland, Lithuania, Galatia, Besserabia
and Rumania.”

Please note that the Jewish Encyclopedia ADMITS that the Jews are not a Semitic people!  Many other
Encyclopedias also recognize from whom the Jews descended from as well:

Encyclopedia Britannica (15th edition): “Khazars, confederation of Turkic and Iranian tribes that established a major
commercial empire in the second half of the 6th century, covering the southeastern section of modern European
Russia . . . In the middle of the 8th century the ruling classes adopted Judaism as their religion.”

The Cadillac Modern Encyclopedia, page 822, states: “Khazars (khah’-zahrz), a S Russian people of Turkic origin,
who at the height of their power (during the 8th-10th cent., A.D.) controlled an empire which included Crimea, and
extended along the lower Volga, as far E as the Caspian Sea. The Khazar Royal Family and Aristocracy converted
to Judaism during the reign of King Bulan (768-809 A.D.) and Judaism was thereafter regarded as the state religion
. . .”

The World Book omits any reference to the Jews, but under the word Semite it states: “Semites are those who
speak Semitic languages. In this sense the ancient Hebrews, Assyrians, Phoenicians, and Cartaginians were
Semites. The Arabs and some Ethiopians are modern Semitic-speaking people. Modern Jews are often called
Semites, but this name properly applies only to those who use the Hebrew Language. The Jews were once a sub-
type of the Mediterranean race, but they have mixed with other peoples until the name ‘Jew’ has lost all racial

Encyclopedia Americana (1985): “Khazar, an ancient Turkic-speaking people who ruled a large and powerful state
in the steppes North of the Caucasus Mountains from the 7th century to their demise in the mid-11th century A.D. . .
In the 8th Century it’s political and religious head . . . as well as the greater part of the Khazar nobility, abandoned
paganism and converted to Judaism. . .”

The New Encyclopedia Britannica, Volume 6, page 836 relates: “Khazar, member of a confederation of Turkic-
speaking tribes that in the late 6th century A.D. established a major commercial empire covering the southeastern
section of modern European Russia . . . but the most striking characteristic of the Khazars was the apparent
adoption of Judaism by the Khagan and the greater part of the ruling class in about 740 . . . The fact itself, however,
is undisputed and unparalleled in the history of Central Eurasia. A few scholars have asserted that the Judaized
Khazars were the remote ancestors of many of the Jews of Eastern Europe and Russia.”

Academic American Encyclopedia Deluxe Library Edition, Volume 12, page 66 states: “The Khazars, a turkic people,
created a commercial and political empire that dominated substantial parts of South Russia during much of the 7th
through 10th centuries. During the 8th century the Khazar Aristocracy and the Kagan (King) were converted to

Collier’s Encyclopedia, Volume 14, page 65 states: “Khazars [kaza’rz], a semi-nomadic tribe of Turkish or Tatar
origin who first appeared north of the Caucasus in the early part of the third century . . . In the eighth century
Khaghan Bulan decided in favor of the Jews and accepted Judaism for himself and for his people...”

New Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume VIII, page 173 relates: “The Khazars were an ethnic group, belonging to the
Turkish peoples, who, toward the end of the 2d century of the Christian Era, had settled in the region between the
Caucasus and the lower Volga and Don Rivers . . . At the beginning of the 8th century, dynastic ties bound the
Khazars more closely to Constantinople, which led to a limited spread of Christianity among them. They also became
acquainted with Judaism from the numerous Jews who lived in the Crimea and along the Bosphorus. When the
Byzantine Emperor, Leo the Isaurian, persecuted the Jews in A.D. 723, many Jews found refuge in the Khazar
kingdom, and their influence was so great that, around the middle of the 8th century, the King of the Khazars and
many of the Khazar nobility accepted the Jewish faith.”

The American People’s Encyclopedia for 1954 at 15-292 records the following in reference to the Khazars: “In the
year 740 A.D. the Khazars were officially converted to Judaism. A century later they were crushed by the incoming
Slavic-speaking people and were scattered over central Europe where they were known as Jews.  It is from this
grouping that most German, Polish and Hungarian Jews are descended, and they likewise make up a considerable
part of that population now found in America. The term Aschenazim is applied to this round-headed, dark-
complexioned division.”

Terrible judgments against Edom are made in the prophecies of the Old Testament.  See
Isaiah 34, 63, Jeremiah
and the entire book of Obadiah for example.  Parts of Isaiah 63:1-6 says:

Who is this coming from Edom . . . in garments stained with crimson? It is I [the Lord] who speak in righteousness
and am mighty to save.
Why are your garments red, as if you had trodden the winepress?
I have trodden the winepress alone: and of the people there was none to help Me. In My anger I trod them down,
trampled them in My wrath. Their blood splattered My garments, and all My clothes are stained.
For the day of vengeance is in My heart, and the year of My redeemed has come.
And I will tread down peoples in My anger, and make them drunk in My fury. And I will pour their blood upon the

YHVH “hated Esau (Edom), against whom He has indignation forever” (Malachi 1:2-4). If YHVH will destroy Edom
when He returns, then Edom is present today.

As you can see, even though there are varying ideas, the general premise is that modern Jews are not Jacob/Israel’
s descendants.  The Khazars are at least part Semitic, related to Abraham through Esau/Edom.  Semite means
Shemite, one descended from Shem.  What about the rest of the Jews?  There are hundreds of books, mainly
Jewish Encyclopedias and histories, available for study which prove that today, 90-95% of the Jews of the world
Askenazi (Japheth’s son), 5-10% Shephardic, but few people other than historians bother to read them.  Following
are just a few:

Academic American Encyclopedia (1985): “Ashkenazim, the Ashkenazim are one of the two major divisions of the
Jews, the other being the Shephardim.”

Encyclopedia Americana (1985): “Ashkenazim, the Ashkenazim are the Jews whose ancestors lived in German lands
. . . it was among Ashkenazi Jews that the idea of political Zionism emerged, leading ultimately to the establishment
of the state of Israel . . . In the late 1960s, Ashkenazi Jews numbered some 11 million, about 84 percent of the world
Jewish population.”

The primary meaning of Ashkenaz and Ashkenazim in Hebrew is Germany and Germans.  This may be due to the
fact that the home of the ancient ancestors of the Germans is Media, which is the Biblical Ashkenaz.  Scholars are of
the opinion that in the early medieval ages the Khazars were sometimes referred to as Ashkenazim.

Scripture relates that the Ashkenaz Jews were/are the sons of Japheth not Shem: “
Now these are the generations of
the sons of Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth: and unto them were sons born after the flood. The sons of Japheth; . .
. the sons of Gomer; Ashkenaz
. . .”  So Scripture verifies that the Ashkenaz Jews are not the descendants of Shem
and cannot be Semitic.

Scripture confirms Israel will be dominated by non-Semites until the consummation:

Genesis 27:39-41, Isaac prophesied to Esau his son, Yours will be no life of ease and luxury but you shall hew your
way by your sword.  For a time you will serve your brother, but when you break loose you shalt have the dominion.  
So Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing with which his father had blessed him: and Esau said to himself, The
days of mourning for my father are approaching; then will I slay my brother Jacob

Luke 21:24, “Jerusalem shall be trodden down by the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled”.

Also see
Isaiah 6:10-13; 28:22; Daniel 2:40-45; Joel 2:17; Zechariah 12-14; Malachi 1:2-4; 3:2-18; and
Revelation 11:2, 8.

Now let’s look at the genealogy of the Khazars/Ashkenazim.  Since this matter is so important, we shall again hear
from the Kagan or king of the Khazars.  Khazar king Joseph who corresponded with a Spanish Israelite named
Hasdai Ibn Sharprut sometime between 954 and 961 C.E. (manuscripts of this correspondence may be seen in the
Library of Christ Church at Oxford, England and in the Leningrad Public Library in Leningrad, Russia) also had this
to say.   

King Joseph stated that he was from the line of Japheth, from the seed of Togarmah, Japheth’s grandson.  He
further stated that Togarmah, who was the brother of ASHKENAZ, had ten sons and the KHAZARS represented the
seventh son.  With his own lips, this king has given the root of his being and the lineage of his offspring which was
from the sons of Japheth.  So these sons of Japheth intermarried with Edomites, Esau’s descendants, the resultant
nation became known as the Khazars then later, the Jews.

Let us now see what Scripture has to say about Japheth and Togarmah.  

Genesis 10: 2-5 it says: The sons of Japheth: Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and Tubal, and
Meshech, and Tiras. and the sons of Gomer: Ashkenaz, and Riphath, and Togarmah. And the sons of Javan:
Elishah, and Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim.  By these were the isles of the gentile divided in their lands everyone
after his tongue, after their families, in their nations

According to the King of the KHAZARS, his people descended from the family of Togarmah.  Like all European
nations at the time, the KHAZARS were pagans.  However, ca. 740 C.E. King Bulan initiated the conversion of his
kingdom to a new and different philosophy.  Before the conversion, the Kagan (what the king of the Khazars was
called) invited representatives of Christianity, Islam and Judaism to discuss the three doctrines.  It was unanimously
agreed, in response to the king’s question, that the doctrine of the Israelites was closest to the truth, he came to this
conclusion because both the Christians (Byzantine) and Muslims both respected the Hebrew Scriptures.

We have been lied to all our lives, being told the Jews are Israelites.  The Jews have been lied to in the same
manner being told that they are Israelites.  Looks like their fathers lied to them about something else too:

Arthur Koestler in his very noteworthy book “THE THIRTEENTH TRIBE gives further detailed information about the
KHAZARS and their conversion to the faith of the Israelites and how the majority of today’s European Jews are direct
descendants of them.  The information contained in his book is backed up by scripture that show’s the Jews are
Gentiles, not natural-born Israelites

Arthur Koestler further explains why today’s Jews call themselves Ashkenazi even though they are the physical seed
of Togarmah, Ashkenaz’s brother.  He shows that the KHAZARS took on the name of Ashkenaz because it was
prophesied in
Jeremiah 51:27 that Ashkenaz and their allies would conquer Babylon.  So the Jews have no
connection to Ashkenaz at all; another name assumed, another lie being forced upon the unsuspecting public.

I am not at all anti-Semitic.  I happen to LOVE Israelites, however the “Jews” merely adopted Judaism (which, by the
way, is NOT the faith of Israel; it is the religion of the Babylonian Rabbis) as their religion a little over a thousand
years ago.  The legitimate Israelites had long been scattered to the four corners of the earth so the only
representatives the King of the Khazars found when they were interviewing for their new state religion were the
Babylonian Rabbis.  That is why there are eggs on the Jew’s table at Passover, and they observe the sabbath from
sundown friday to sundown satyrday, and their months from the first visible crescent (along with many other
pagan/Babylonian traditions).  These are traditions that they cannot find in Torah because they are the (pagan)
traditions of men picked up in Babylon.  

NOTE:  Father, forgive me for taking the names of pagan deities (freya’s day, satyr’s day) upon my lips, Exodus 23:
13, Joshua 23:7, Psalm 16:4
.  It is with fear and trembling that I even spell these names out, and I do so only for
the education of Your flock.  Be merciful unto me O Yah.]  

Does it sound like these “Jews” are trustworthy folk?  Should you rely upon them and their records to tell YOU when
is the Sabbath?  Or should you rely upon the Word of YHVH and the natural lights in the heavens established by
YHVH as His timekeepers?

So, how did satyrday become recognized as the Sabbath?  Israel apostatized, forgot the Sabbath, and were later
scattered.  Later, the Khazars adopted a half pagan form of the Hebrew religion from the Babylonian Rabbis and
became known as the Jews, who because of their religion have been accepted as Israelites.  Satyrday was the
seventh day of the pagan planetary week week when the Khazars adopted Judaism, so the Jews keep satyrday, the
seventh day of a pagan/papal calendar week.  From their own mouth, the Jews admit they are Edomites, and history
proves they are also of Japheth’s seed, and it is self-evident that because they know not calendar of YHVH, they
willfully adopted a pagan calendar.  All the proof you need that the Jews know not YHVH is the fact that they keep
satyrday, the seventh day of a pagan/papal week.  This day wasn’t the seventh day of ANY week until 321 A.D.  The
Khazars/Jews adopted their Sabbath in the 8th century, some 500 years later.  

Whoever is in charge is in charge of the calendar.  The calendar you use tells you when to work and when to
worship.  WHEN you worship tells heaven and the on-looking universe WHO you worship.  So getting the day right is
THAT serious.  During the dark ages, the papacy was in charge.  Satyrday is only the seventh day of the
pagan/papal calendar.  If you are a satyrday Sabbath keeper, is this the legacy you wish to leave behind?
12.  The Jews do not observe a lunar Sabbath.
Objections to the Calendar of Creation: