Answers to Quora Questions by Yair Davidiy (29 November 2017, 11 Kislev, 5778)
Are the Jews of today the Jews from the Bible?
The picture shows the site of the future Third Temple. This will be built by the Jews and the Lost Ten Tribes when they return. The Jews of today are the real Jews. They are as real as you can get. The Jews in Ancient Times were that portion of the Israelite Nation who remained faithful to the Law and to the House of David. They were referred to collectively as "Judah."
Jews Biblically Jewish?
Does Scripture Confirm that Jews of Today are Jewish?
Physically a central core at least of the present-day Jews may be traced back to Judah of Ancient Times.
See: Jews Biologically Jewish?
Are most modern-day Jews the biological descendants of the Jews that lived 3,000 years ago?
In addition foreigners of non-Israelite stock were always permitted to attach themselves to the Israel Nation. Descendants of these non-Israelites are destined to inherit a portion in the land together with the Tribe they live among.
Ezekiel (NASB) 47:
13 Thus says the LORD GOD, "This [shall be] the boundary by which you shall divide the land for an inheritance among the twelve tribes of Israel; Joseph [shall have] two portions.
14 "You shall divide it for an inheritance, each one equally with the other; for I swore to give it to your forefathers, and this land shall fall to you as an inheritance. ...
21 "So you shall divide this land among yourselves according to the tribes of Israel.
22 "You shall divide it by lot for an inheritance among yourselves and among the aliens who stay in your midst, who bring forth sons in your midst. And they shall be to you as the native-born among the sons of Israel; they shall be allotted an inheritance with you among the tribes of Israel.
23 "And in the tribe with which the alien stays, there you shall give [him] his inheritance," declares the LORD GOD.
Originally there were 12 Tribes of Israel They divided into two sections known as "Israel" and as "Judah".
The section of "Israel" worshipped idols:
1-Kings (NASB) 12:
26 Jeroboam said in his heart, ‘Now the kingdom will return to the house of David. 27 If this people go up to offer sacrifices in the house of the LORD at Jerusalem, then the heart of this people will return to their lord, even to Rehoboam king of Judah; and they will kill me and return to Rehoboam king of Judah.’ 28 So the king consulted, and made two golden calves, and he said to them, ‘It is too much for you to go up to Jerusalem; behold your gods, O Israel, that brought you up from the land of Egypt.’
The northern Israelites continued to go in the ways of the nations around them.
Consequently they were exiled (2 Kings 17:6-18). They lost awareness of their ancestry (Isaiah 49:13-14, 21, Hosea 1:9, cf. 1:7)..
In the End Times the Ten Tribes will return BUT will have to rectify their previous offences.
# Against three things were the Children of Israel destined to show contempt:
# Against the Rule of Heaven, against the Kingdom of David, and against the Holy Temple (Midrash Shmuel 13, Yalkut Shomeoni-2, remez 106, Rashi on Hosea 3:5).
When the Ten Tribes return they will have to accept the Rule of Heaven; acknowledge the authority of the House of David to rule over them; assist in rebuilding the Third Temple (ibid).