TruthVid's 100 Proofs that the Israelites were White, Part 33
Now that we have completed a discussion of particular passages in the epistles of Peter where certain terms are either mistranslated or misunderstood, we would like to discuss certain statements and descriptions in the epistles of James, Peter and Jude which demonstrate that differences between particular people are indeed racial in nature, and that the concept of race as we know it was certainly understood and recognized by all three apostles. Then we hope to discuss the descriptions of the antichrist in the epistles of John, which also correlate with what we shall see here in 2 Peter and in Jude.
47) James and the appearance of your race
First, we must understand that James had addressed his epistle to the “twelve tribes scattered abroad” and therefore none of what he wrote is meant for any other people but the members of those twelve tribes. James was not writing to Judaeans, as it is evident that he remained in Jerusalem until he was killed by the Sadducees around 61 AD, a crime which was recorded by Flavius Josephus. So James’ salutation is a proof in itself, since with only one recorded exception, that of Anna the prophetess, by all ancient accounts there were never more than a remnant portion of three tribes from Judah, Benjamin and Levi which had returned from captivity to rebuild and inhabit Jerusalem, along with parts of Judah and Galilee.
History accounts for the presence Anna, of a woman of the tribe of Asher, in first century Judaea, since the ancient Tyrians, which were within the territory of Asher, were not taken in the Assyrian and Babylonian deportations, and were not removed from their island city until the coming of Alexander the Great. By that time many of them apparently spread back to the mainland in the Persian period, as Herodotus records that they had assisted the Persians in building and staffing their navy. So for the most part, from elements of three tribes, along with large numbers of Edomites and other aliens, the Roman province of Judaea was formed. But larger portions of all twelve tribes had been taken into Assyrian captivity, while larger portions of those three had also never returned to Judaea, and it is they whom James is addressing in his epistle.