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Hebraic Roots: Bits & Pieces

A. First Two Hebraic Words To Learn

  • Shalom (which means peace)
  • Yeshua (which means Jesus)

B. First Thing To Know

Hebraic is not the same as Jewish.

All Jews are Hebrews but not all Hebrews are Jews.

C. Who Are The Hebrews?

Hebrews are the descendants of Eber, who was after Noah but before Abraham.

Under this definition, the Muslims and the Chinese people are Hebrews

D. Who Are The Jews?

The Jews is a name first applied to the people living in Judah when the Israelites were divided into the two kingdoms of Israel and Judah. But after the Babylonian Captivity, all Israelites were called Jews.

E. Who Are The Muslims?

The Muslims named Abraham and Ishmael as their forefathers.

They are Hebrews but not Jews.

Their greeting for peace is Salam.

F. Who Are The Chinese?

The Chinese are possibly the people living in the mountain of the east as listed in Genesis 10:30 for the account of the nations after Noah and the Tower of Babel (Genesis 11).

The Chinese are the descendants of Joktan, the son of Eber. Therefore, they too are Hebrews, but not Jews.

G. Why We Need To Know Our Hebraic Roots?

All the books of the Bible are written by Hebraic writers under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, from Genesis to Revelation.

To gain knowledge, wisdom and revelation from our Bible study, we need to read the verses through the eyes of the Author Who was a Jew Himself, named Yeshua.

H. One Cautionary Note

All things Biblical are Hebraic, but not all things Hebraic is necessarily Biblical.

For example, some of the greatest Hebrew rabbis were convinced that Jesus was not the Messiah. Their views were Hebraic, but their conclusions were wrong.