Three Israels by Sheila R Vitale
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
Well I literally thought that I had heard it all but this book was nothing but garbled Christians polemic with absolutely no scholarly value what so ever. The author has done no research and there are no worthwhile scholarly resources for the interested reader to go and look up.Well that is if you count religious sources .
THe main thrust of this author's work is that spiritual Israel has inhabited or dwelt within three different nations. THe first nation to embody the Nation of Israel was the African or black people. There leader was Nimrod and he brought the Israelite faith all the way to Egypt where in the Israelites dwelt. Now we have heard that the first Israelites were black and coming from the Middle East they would have had to have been very dark. MANY Jews today have dark feature even the European ones. But in the authors view the Africans lost the right to Israelite nationhood based on the fact that they practices witchcraft and had hubris. A bit of raise is thrown in as he states that the Africans or lost in a permanent state of spiritual decay and cannot rise out of it due to their sin of witchcraft..
THe seed then passed on to the sons of Jacob. Jacob as you know married Aesanat daughter of Potipher, an Egyptian priest. It was thorugh Ephraimmand Menasseh that the line carries on. THe line of Moses did not continue through his two sons because of there lack of righteousness . Rather it went thnrough Jsohua as he was considered married in a spiritual non physical way to Moses. The author goes on to say that Jacob unrightfully stole the blessing from Essau because he was convinced by his feminine spiritual nature to do so. He did gods will but in the wrong way.
There is somewhat of an intereting opinion on spirituality . The author claim that the feminine is stronger but less disciplined while the male half is not as strong but has more discipline. Later on the spiritual seed passed on through the church of christ which grafts many nations to its enormous tree turn. THe khazars are also considered legitimate Jews despite the fact that they are not true Israelits but converted no less.
Do not waste your time with this book.I am giving it two stars. An extra star for some interesting thought on masculine and feminine spirituality .
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