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British Israelism

British Israelism

Introduction British Israelism is a theological movement that emerged in the 19th century, which posits that the British people are direct descendants of the ancient Israelites. Adherents believe that the Anglo-Saxon-Celtic peoples are the modern-day representatives of the “Lost Tribes” of Israel, and that Britain and its Commonwealth are the…

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The 613 Commandments of the Torah

Jewish tradition states that there exist 613 commandments. This number does not appear in the Hebrew Bible. The tradition that the number is 613 is first recorded in the 3rd century CE, when Rabbi Simlai claimed it in a sermon, perhaps to make the point that a person should observe…

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