Bible is an inerrant, infallible, and authoritative source of truth. This means that the words of the Bible are not only accurate but also without error. In addition to being without error, the Bible is also authoritative; it is God’s instruction to His people. Here we assume the original Word of GOD as HE relates them to the prophets.
It is assumed that the Bible represents the Word of GOD. There is no question about that in Christian circles. It is also widely reported that the Bible is the ultimate authority for Christians. If that is true, then one has to assume that it was given to the Christians by GOD. Obviously, there is not one single shred of truth in this idea. It is not supported by any verses of the Bible.
The Bible does show, however, that the Word of GOD was not given to mankind in general but to a specific race of people only. These people would have to trace their physical ethnicity and genealogy from one individual. That man is the Jacob of the Bible whom GOD renamed Israel. He was born in 2007 BCE. The GOD of the Bible, The GOD of Israel, made a covenant with him, his father Isaac, and grandfather Abraham. Ultimately this was a contract that procured their descendant’s rescue and salvation at the end of the ages. This contract was procured in the Work of their GOD and SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST some 2000 years ago. This prompted the apostle Peter to remark:
Act_5:31 This one -- God, chief and deliverer, exalted by his right hand, to give repentance to Israel and release of sins
Therefore, repentance and forgiveness of sins have been granted only to the people of Israel through CHRIST JESUS. Every one of Israel must have his sins forgiven before he can be rescued. There are multiple other statements in the Bible to support this.
The Bible is the ultimate authority for the People of Israel
The obvious conclusion is that the Bible is the ultimate authority for the People of Israel. Each book of the Bible was penned by an Israelite as they were led by the SPIRIT of GOD. The Bible serves as the ultimate history book for the people of Israel. It illustrates their sojourn in the world from birth to the present day. from the time they entered Egypt as 70 individuals in 1877 BCE, to the time they crossed the Red sea in 1447 BCE. The Bible relates their 40 years of wandering in the wilderness to when they entered Canaan in 1407 BCE. The Bible goes on to relate the many years they spent as tribal entities in Canaan and being ruled by Judges of which Eli the High priest was the last.
A kingdom was established under king Saul in 1047 BCE. But because of his disobedience, it was then transitioned to King David in 1007 BC.
1Sa 13:14 And now your kingdom shall not stand with you. And the LORD shall seek for himself a man according to his heart. And the LORD shall give charge to him for ruler over his people, for you did not keep as many things as the LORD gave charge to you.
The United Kingdom persisted during the reign of David and his son Solomon. Because of Solomon’s wickedness, GOD divided Israel in 931 BCE into two separate kingdoms. There was the Southern kingdom of Juda which was headed up by the tribe of Judah with Benjamin, Simeon, and Levite. The Northern Kingdom consisted of the balance of the tribes headed up by Ephraim.
The scattering of Israel begins with the Assyrian invasion
In 709 BCE the Assyrians invaded the Northern kingdom and took control of the capital Samaria. The entire Northern Kingdom came under the sovereignty of Assyria. This started the scattering of Israel which GOD willed and swore earlier in their history.
Lev 26:33 And I will disseminate you into the nations; and the sword coming upon you will completely consume you; and your land will be desolate, and your cities will be desolate places.
Meantime the Southern Kingdom persisted until another 200 years it was the two were invaded by the Babylonians and conquered in 587 BCE. Some of the inhabitants were taken captive in Babylon, some escaped to Africa via Egypt and others fled elsewhere.
Seventy years later the captives were brought back to the land of Judah, but later came under the rulership of the Greeks and later the Romans. Later in history, the CHRIST came and proclaimed the “Good News” HE HIMSELF proclaimed that salvation is created for Israel. In HIS instructions to HIS disciples, HE said the following.
Mat_10:6 But you go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel! Mat_15:24 And responding he said, I was not sent except unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
Before CHRIST went to the Cross, He foretold the completion of the scattering of Israel among the nations.
Mat 24:15-18 Whenever then you should behold the abomination of the desolation, the thing having been spoken through Daniel the prophet, standing in a holy place; (the one reading let him comprehend!) Then the ones in Judea, let them flee unto the mountains! The one upon the roof, let him not go down to lift anything from out of his house. And the one in the field, let him not turn back to carry his garments.
This completed the scattering of Israel among the nations as they fled from a vengeful Roman army. They mostly fled to Africa through Egypt.
Who is the real Israel of GOD?
So many groups today will claim to be Israel. But the Bible is the only authority on that subject. Furthermore, there can be only one descendant of Jacob. They must all share the same biological traits as their father Jacob. All the things that would happen to Israel during their sojourn were written in the Bible by GOD. These were a consequence of Israel turning its back on GOD and serving other gods. Some people call it “the curses”. They are all written in the Bible as an identification mark on the people of Israel. One of the most telling ones is the following:
Deu_28:68 And the LORD will return you unto Egypt in boats, and in the way which I said, You shall not proceed again to behold it. And you shall be sold there to your enemies for manservants and maidservants, and none shall be acquiring you.
This is describing Israel’s experience of the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Only the people of Israel experienced this. We can further acknowledge the true Israel of GOD through the recent discovery of DNA haplogroup. This shows that the people brought to the Americas from Africa, belong to the E1B1A haplogroup. This connects them to their brothers remaining in Africa and scattered across the rest of the world. Therefore, the true Israel of GOD is the E1B1A haplogroup.
The E1B1A haplogroup is a genetic marker found in populations in Africa and the Mediterranean. The same is the situation with the Americas where they were distributed to via the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade.
Worldwide Distribution of E1B1A Haplogroup
Haplogroup E-V38, also known as E1b1a-V38, is a human Y-chromosome DNA haplogroup. E-V38 is primarily distributed in sub-Saharan Africa. E-V38 has two basal branches, E-M329 and E-M2.[a][b] E-M329 is a subclade mostly found in East Africa. E-M2 is the predominant subclade in West Africa, Central Africa, Southern Africa, and the region of African Great Lakes; it also occurs at moderate frequencies in some parts of North Africa, West Asia, and Southern Europe.
Interestingly this scientific article omits mentioning the distribution of the E1B1A haplogroup in the Americas.
Why did GOD give the Bible to Israel?
The Bible serves as the documentation of Israel’s history as well as the identification of its people. The infallible Word of GOD serves as a guidepost to Israel’s common Salvation. We read the Bible and see the things happening as the fulfillment of Bible prophecies for the “last days”. It is the ultimate source of hope, comfort, and power for the people of Israel.
Rom 15:4 For as much as was written beforehand, it was written beforehand for our instruction, that through the endurance and on account of the comfort of the scriptures we should have hope. Rev 1:3 Blessed is the one reading, and the ones hearing the words of the prophecy, and heeding the things being written in it; for the time is near.