Monday, March 25, 2013

Joseph was not a Jew. He was one of 12 sons of Jacob and only one of those sons was a Jew - proper name "Judah" who SOLD his "brother" (actually a half-brother) to some passing merchants. He actually saved Joseph's life by doing this as the other "brothers" wanted to kill him.
Of course the name "Israel" is often confused with the name "Jew" but the name"Jew" applies properly only to one tribe (family) of the ancient nation of Israel which consisted of 12 tribes (families) not just one tribe (family). Of course the confusion is furthered by the mis-naming of the state that was founded in 1948 which should properly be called "Judah" and certainly not "Israel".
Hope this puts a bit more light on this widespread ignorance.
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