WHO ARE THE JEWS, REALLY?: PART TWO
WHO ARE THE JEWS, REALLY?: PART TWO
Note: Please forgive the spacing in this, part two. I have been working on this for four days and just cannot seem to get the html right. This is my eighth attempt to post this and I am fed up with the mess. It may not look so good but the information is all there and that is what matters.
A NOTE ON DATES AND EVENTS.
We must note some discrepancies in dating events about the Khazars of old, especially about the great Conversion. The following examples are from a dateline found at http://www.turkicworld.org.
It dates the larger conversion as late as 799-809, but says Bulan himself converted to Judaism in 730. To make matters even more confusing, as we know, there are other sources saying he was forced to convert to Islam in 737 to stay in power! Truth be known, he may have done both, but if it happened, the Islamic conversion probably involved only the ruler himself.
THE GROWTH OF KHAZARIAN JUDAISM.
Judaics are said to have come to the Khaghanate as early as 723, but given the longtime presence of oriental Judaics in the region, it probably began much earlier than that. The overall conversion of a nation the size of Khazaria would take some time, but regardless of the actual date, once it began, the growth and evolution of Khazarian Judaism was steady and persistent.
As with any new faith, the beginning stages were rudimentary. It required its infancy and growth periods before becoming predominant. As we see with the attempt to Judaize the Kievan Rus, they used their religion for political machinations, yet another present-day Khazarian connection. They use the same protocols of power then as now.
As with Zionism,
religion is merely a tool.
Zionism uses and misuses Judaism
in its quest for domination.
But to conclude this section, we see that Judaism was at first adopted simply as a geopolitical survival tactic when Khazaria was in a difficult diplomatic dilemma. It was a practical decision; spirituality had nothing to do with it. Historian J. B. Bury concurs.
"There can be no question that the ruler was actuated by political motives in adopting Judaism. To embrace Mohammadanism would have made him the spiritual dependent of the Caliphs, who attempted to press their faith on the Khazars, and in Christianity lay the danger of his becoming an ecclesiastical vassal of the Roman Empire.
“Judaism was a reputable religion with sacred books which both Christian and Mohammadan respected; it elevated him above the heathen barbarians, and secured him against the interference of Caliph or Emperor."
To begin planting the Talmudic creed, many Khazars, again beginning with the upper classes, took Biblically-sounding Judaic names. Bulan, whose name meant Elk in Old Turkic, changed his name to Sabriel. All later Khaghans took Judaic monikers.
“The extent of the conversion is debated. Ibn al-Faqih reported in the tenth century that ‘all the Khazars are Jews.’ Notwithstanding this statement, some scholars believe that only the upper classes converted to Judaism; there is some support for this in contemporary Muslim texts.
“However, recent archeological excavations have uncovered widespread shifts in burial practices. Around the mid-800s burials in Khazaria began to take on a decidedly Jewish flavor. Grave goods disappeared almost altogether. Judging by interment evidence, by 950 Judaism had become widespread among all classes of Khazar society.” ~ Wikipedia, 2009.
As a result of the conversion, Khazaria also adopted the Hebrew script, so by this time they corresponded with the Sephardim and other oriental Judaics already in the west, especially in the lands around the Mediterranean.