S101-7 Is Jesus called a JEW in the Bible?

S101-7. Is Jesus Called a JEW in the Bible?

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S101-7 Is Jesus Called a JEW in the Bible?

Chapter 7.

Jesus is called a JEW by a Samaritan woman at the well of Jacob that he gave to his son Joseph, and Jesus does NOT DENY being a JEW. In fact, Jesus said that SALVATION is OF the JEWS. Let us go ahead and read that passage of Scripture.

Please read John 4:5-26.

“Then he (Speaking of Jesus) came to a city of Samaria, which is called Sychar, near to the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph

6.  Now Jacob's well was there. Jesus therefore, being weary with his journey, thus sat on the well: and it was about the sixth hour. 

7.  There came a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus said unto her, Give me to drink. 

8.  (For his disciples had gone away to the city to buy meat.) 

9.  Then said the woman of Samaria unto him, (Or the Samaritan woman said to Jesus) How is it that you, being a Jew, ask me for a drink, who is a woman of Samaria? For the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans. (Notice that Jesus does NOT DENY that he is a JEW. The English word Jew is translated from the Greek word “Ioudaios” which is from the Hebrew word that means Judahite, a Hebrew Israelite born in the lineage of the Tribe of Judah. That is what the word “Jew” in the Bible means. And thus, Jesus is called a JEW in the ENGLISH TRANSLATIONS of the Bible and Jesus is NOT an EDOMITE. Therefore, it is WRONG to CLAIM that every single person in the Bible called by the TITLE or the English word Jew is an Edomite)

10.  Jesus answered and said unto her, If you knew the gift of God, and who it is that said to you, Give me to drink; you would have asked of him, and he would have given you living water. 

11.  The woman said unto him, Sir, you have nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: from where then have you that living water? 

12.  Are you greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well, and drank thereof himself, his children, and his cattle? (Here we see that the Samaritans are also of the seed of Jacob, the children of promise. The city of Samaria used to be the capital of Israel before the conquest of the Assyrians in 722 BC. And that is when the children of Israel began to intermarry and mix with the Gentile nations to become as outcasts by the Judahites called the Samaritans. 1 Kings 16:16 says that ALL of Israel made Omri king, but he turned out to be a WICKED king and caused Israel to sin. But the sin that caused Israel to be divided began with Solomon)

13.  Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinks of this water shall thirst again: 

14.  But whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life

15.  The woman said unto him, Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come here to draw. 

16.  Jesus said unto her, Go, call your husband, and come back here again. 

17.  The woman answered and said, I have no husband. Jesus said unto her, You have well said, I have no husband: 

18  For you have had five husbands; and he whom you have now is not your husband: in that you said truthfully. 

19.  The woman said unto him, Sir, I perceive that you are a prophet. 

20.  Our fathers worshiped in this mountain; (Again, the capital of all of Israel used to be the city of Samaria before it was moved to the city of Jerusalem) and you say that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship. (Or you JEWS say that the children of Israel ought to worship God in Jerusalem)

21.  Jesus said unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour comes, (Speaking of the death and resurrection of the Messiah Jesus to establish God’s NEW COVENANT) when you shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father. (In other words, under the New Covenant, we who believe in Jesus are free to worship God anywhere and anytime day or night, any day of the week and everyday of the week)

22.  You do not know what you worship: (From the very beginning when Samaria was purchased by Israel, the children of Israel began to worship other gods, but still had fear of Yahweh. This is why I believe that Jesus could have said to the Samaritan woman, you Samaritans know not what you worship) we (Jews) know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews

23.  But the hour comes, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeks such to worship him

24.  God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth

25.  The woman said unto him, I know that the Messiah comes, which is called Christ: when he comes, he will tell us all things. 

26.  Jesus said unto her, I who speak unto you, am he, the Messiah called the ANOINTED.”

So clearly, the Bible ITSELF teaches us that Jesus is a Judahite BORN in the lineage of Judah, the father of the Tribe of Judah. And since the Tribe of Judah is one of the 12 tribes of Israel, then that means that Jesus is BOTH a Judahite AND a Hebrew Israelite who the Bible itself calls a JEW. 

So then, the word “Jew” is simply a modern English word that refers to the Hebrew Israelites, the chosen people of God of the seed of PROMISE. In other words, ALL of the men of Israel are JEWS, but more specifically, the word Jew refers to the Hebrew Israelites who are descended from the Tribe of Judah.

Why do I say that ALL of the children of Israel are called JEWS in the Bible? The reason is simply, that is how the Bible itself USES the word Jew. You see, the Bible uses the word Jew to refer to ALL of Israel and not just solely those from the Tribe of Judah or the house of Judah. Let us read some passages of Scripture so that you can see that the Bible ITSELF teaches us that ALL of the children of Israel are referred to by the word “JEWS”. 

The Law of Moses was given to ALL of the children of Israel and NOT just to the 10 northern tribes, and NOT just to the 2 southern tribes, but rather, it was given to BOTH houses, as in, the Law of Moses was given to ALL 12 tribes of Israel and NOT to the Gentiles. And thus, the chosen people of God in the 2 southern tribes are ALSO called the children of Israel. With this in mind let us read Galatians 3:22-29.

Galatians 3:22-29.

“But the Scripture has CONCLUDED ALL under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe. 

23.  But before faith came, WE were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed. (In other words, all of the children of Israel were kept under the Law of Moses, but the Gentiles were WITHOUT God and without hope, according to Ephesians 2:12. For you see, the Law of Moses was NOT given to any of the Gentiles, but rather, it was given ONLY to the children of Israel)

24  Wherefore, the law was OUR schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that WE might be justified by faith. 

25.  But after that faith comes, WE are no longer under a schoolmaster. 

26.  For you are ALL the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus

27.  For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. 

28.  There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for you are all one in Christ Jesus. (Notice that the Bible ITSELF teaches us that there are TWO groups of people, the JEWS and the GENTILES)

29.  And if you are Christ's, then are you Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.”

Again, notice that this Scripture does NOT say neither is there Israelite, Jew, or Greek. But rather, it simply says neither Jew nor Greek. So either the 10 northern tribes are JEWS or NONE of the northern 10 tribes are SAVED. And I am pretty sure that the Apostle Peter is from one of the ten northern tribes. In fact, it appears that most of the Apostles of Jesus were from Galilee, according to John 1:43.

John 1:43-47.

“The day following Jesus would go forth into GALILEE, and found Philip, and said unto him, Follow me. 

44.  Now Philip was of Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. (So then, Peter, Andrew, and Philip appear to have been born in Galilee. And thus, they would most likely be born from one of the 10 northern tribes of the house of Israel. Now, Jesus was from the city of Nazareth in Galilee but he was BORN of the Tribe of Judah in the city of David. But most Bible scholars believe that EACH of the 12 Apostles of Jesus is from EACH of the 12 tribes of Israel one Apostle for every tribe. And I see no reason to say otherwise. But I COULD twist the Scriptures and dogmatically demand that Peter was a Judahite. For you see, Peter is called a JEW in the Bible. So if one dogmatically demands that ALL of the Jews are Edomites, then they have to be consistent and call Peter an Edomite as well. But I am NOT going to TWIST the Scriptures. But rather, I am going to humble myself to allow the Bible to teach me what the Bible itself teaches. And the Bible itself uses the word Jew to refer to ALL of the chosen people of Israel and not just those from the house of Judah)

45.  Philip found Nathanael, and said unto him, We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph. 

46.  And Nathanael said unto him, Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip said unto him, Come and see. 

47.  Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and said of him, Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile!”

Here we see that Jesus is BOTH a Jew and an Israelite. So then, we know for SURE that all of the Jews are Israelites. And to ME, it is obvious that ALL Israelites of the 10 northern tribes are ALSO called JEWS in the Bible. For you see, the Bible does not REFER to the SAVED people by the word Israelites and Gentiles, but rather, the Bible itself always says, the Jews and the Gentiles. In other words, the Bible USES the one word JEW to refer to BOTH houses of Israel. 

It was the feast of the JEWS in John 5:1, John 6:4, and John 7:2.

It was the JEWS’ religion in Galatians 1:13,14.

It was OUR religion in Acts 26:5.

There was only ONE TEMPLE!

There was only ONE priesthood, the Levites of the house of Israel.

There was no sign on the door of the Temple saying the service for the house of Israel are from the third hour to the sixth hour and the services for the house of Judah are from the sixth hour to the ninth hour. NO! Both houses of Israel worshiped in the ONE Temple having the SAME religion.

Yes, there were many different SECT just like there are many different church denominations in the ONE religion of CHRISTIANITY. And thus, MOST of the Judahites were sincere followers of God and the Law of Moses. However, there were some charlatans masquerading as Jews for MONEY and POWER. We will talk about those FAKE Jews in chapter 8, but for now, let us finish this chapter.

The Bible itself clearly teaches us that the gospel was preached to the JEW first and then to the Gentile. The Bible itself never says the gospel was preached to Israel first. So to me, the WAY in which the Bible itself USES the word Jews is CLEARLY referring to ALL of the chosen people of God and not just SOLELY to the house of Judah.

Please read Romans 1:16.

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believes; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”

Romans 2:9,10.

“Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile; 

10.  But glory, honor, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile:”

But the Jesus Words ONLY Christians, who claim that THEY are the TRUE Hebrew Israelites, dogmatically demand that it is blasphemy to say that Jesus is a JEW. And here is WHY they make the CLAIM that Christians are blaspheming Jesus by calling him a Jew.

The Jesus Words Only Christians say historians write that Israel FORCED the Edomites in the land of Idumea to be circumcised and to keep the Law of Moses. Others say that when the house of Judah was taken captive in Babylon, the Edomites move in and took over the land of Judah and the WHOLE land of Israel became EDOMITE land controlled by the Herods who were Edomites. And thus, to THEM, there were NOT TRUE Judahites in the land of Israel during the days of Jesus because they were all captive in Babylon. Therefore, THEY argue that the men of Judaea in Acts 2:9-14 are ALL EDOMITES and GENTILES and NOT the TRUE Judahites of the house of Israel who were dispersed. 

But here is a quote from another website which teaches us that the land of GALILEE also had GENTILES forced to convert to the religion of Israel to keep the Law of Moses. The emphasis is mine.

Ptolemy the Historian wrote an early record of the conversion of the Idumeans: 

Jews are those who are so by origin and nature. The Idumaeans, on the other hand, were not originally Jews, but Phoenicians and Syrians; having been subjugated by the Jews and having been forced to undergo circumcision, so as to be counted among the Jewish nation and keep the same customs, they were called Jews (Greek and Latin Authors on Jews and Judaism 1:146).” 

Josephus described how the phenomenon of forcibly converting gentiles extended over several decades. Upon conquering the region, John Hyrcanus permitted the Idumeans of Dora and Marisa to remain in their cities on condition that they be circumcised and adopt a Jewish way of life. The defeated population, “so desirous of living in the country of their forefathers,” submitted to Hyrcanus’ demands (Antiquities 13.9.1).” 

Aristobulus I conquered the Galilee and Golan regions and forced the local Iturean population to circumcise and become Jews (13.11.3). 

Alexander Jannaeus continued the expansion of the Hasmoean realm and utterly destroyed a certain region “because its inhabitants would not bear to change their religious rites for those peculiar to the Jews (13.15.4).”   

The Idumeans were integrated into the political hierarchy. Antipas was a trusted advisor of Alexander Jannaeus’ (14.1.3), just as his son Antipater was a close confidante of Hyrcanus II. Upon Herod’s ascension to the throne, he gave Sohemus of Iturea weighty governmental responsibilities (15.6.5). Descendants of the forcibly-converted populations were not second-class citizens. And many of them became devout Jews. Josephus records that, on Shavuot, the pilgrimage to the Jerusalem Temple, included “a great number of Galileans and Idumeans (17.10.2). Some even became impassioned Jewish nationalists. When the Zealots called for help during the Great Revolt, twenty-thousand Idumean soldiers rushed to the defense of Jerusalem (Josephus, Wars 4.4.1-2).   

As could be expected, some Idumeans were disgruntled about their new “Jewish” status and wished to rid themselves of a religion that had been foisted upon them. Herod married off his sister Salome to Costobarus, whom he installed as governor of Idumea. Overly impressed with himself, Costobarus rebelled. “He did not think fit to obey Herod or that the Idumeans should make use of the Jewish customs or be subject to them (Antiquities 15.7.9).”


To make a long history lesson short, the POLITICAL Jews whoever they may be, whether natural born Judahites, Gentiles forced to become, or Gentile who desired of their own will to become a Jew as a proselyte, it was those POLITICAL minded Jewish LEADERS that loved the power they had over the people who became corrupt and were in league with the Herodians, according to Mark 3:6 and other verses of Scripture. We will talk more about these “FAKE” Jews and EXACTLY who they were in the next chapter. And we will also talk about when, why and how Israel divided into two houses, the house of Israel and the house of Judah. So to continue reading chapter 8, please click on the link S101-8 WHO are the JEWS of the Synagogue of Satan? And to find the links to all of the chapters please click on the link S101-0 The JEWISH MESSIAH is Jesus!

Thanks for reading, and may God bless you richly as you continue to seek the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of Almighty God. And to me, the truth concerning who Jesus TRULY is, according to the Bible ITSELF, is the Biblical Unitarian view of Jesus. So, for ALL of the studies on the Biblical Unitarian view of Jesus, please click on the subject heading >>>D-0. THE BIBLICAL UNITARIAN VIEW of JESUS!<<<

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Your brother in our Lord Jesus Christ,

Brother Mark.


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Your Brother in our Lord Jesus Christ,

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