The Thirteenth Tribe: The Khazar Empire and its Heritage

The Thirteenth Tribe: The Khazar Empire and its Heritage

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by Arthur Koestler
     
 

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This book traces the history of the ancient Khazar Empire, a major but almost forgotten power in Eastern Europe, which in the Dark Ages became converted to Judaism. Khazaria was finally wiped out by the forces of Genghis Khan, but evidence indicates that the Khazars themselves migrated to Poland and formed the cradle of Western Jewry. To the general reader the

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This book traces the history of the ancient Khazar Empire, a major but almost forgotten power in Eastern Europe, which in the Dark Ages became converted to Judaism. Khazaria was finally wiped out by the forces of Genghis Khan, but evidence indicates that the Khazars themselves migrated to Poland and formed the cradle of Western Jewry. To the general reader the Khazars, who flourished from the 7th to 11th century, may seem infinitely remote today. Yet they have a close and unexpected bearing on our world, which emerges as Koestler recounts the fascinating history of the ancient Khazar Empire. At about the time that Charlemagne was Emperor in the West. The Khazars’ sway extended from the Black Sea to the Caspian, from the Caucasus to the Volga, and they were instrumental in stopping the Muslim onslaught against Byzantium, the eastern jaw of the gigantic pincer movement that in the West swept across northern Africa and into Spain.

Thereafter the Khazars found themselves in a precarious position between the two major world powers: the Eastern Roman Empire in Byzantium and the triumphant followers of Mohammed. As Koestler points out, the Khazars were the Third World of their day. They chose a surprising method of resisting both the Western pressure to become Christian and the Eastern to adopt Islam. Rejecting both, they converted to Judaism.

Mr. Koestler speculates about the ultimate faith of the Khazars and their impact on the racial composition and social heritage of modern Jewry. He produces detailed research to support a theory which could make the term ‘anti-Semitism’ become void of meaning.

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ISBN-13:
9781939438997
Publisher:
Captain Health Inc.
Publication date:
08/03/2015
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
131,687
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.58(d)

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Thirteenth Tribe The Khazar Empire and its Heritage 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a well worth read. When The Thirteenth Tribe came out at about the early 1970's; there were many questions from the World Jewish Community which represent about 25 Million. The Author; Arthur Koestler states that the majority of Jews today are converts from a Turkic Tribe called the Khazars of Central Asia. Apparently, there are just about 4 million Jews who are descendants from the original Tribes of Israel.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book, although it took me quite a whiles to locate it.His views on the israeli nation of today not actually being Israelites according to the bible was very interesting to me because I have come to that conclusion myself.The fact that he committed suicide, or was murdered depending on who you talk to, shows me how sensitive this information is to the powers that be.In reading the bible you find that the true ancient hebrew israelites are people of color and still exist today. We call these people blacks, hispanics, and indians.I used this book to further my notion that this is not really a secret but a well known fact.I strongly urge people who are intersted in some thought provoking historical facts to pick up this book and question everything you know about the chosen people of god ( The HEBREW ISRAELITES)are people of color, and still exist today.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
People, especially christians, need to read this book and stop buying into the myth that modern day "jews" are "God's chosen people". Rev 2:9
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I CAN'T DOWNLOAD EITHER VERSION OF THIS EBOOK ON MY COMPUTER OR TABLET. THE KHAZAR JEWPREMACISTS WORKING AT BN.COM HAVE NO DOUBT SABOTAGED IT SOMEHOW. PLEASE REPORT TO BN.COM. IT MAY TAKE SEVERAL PEOPLE BRINGING IT TO THEIR ATTENTION BEFORE IT GETS FIXED. DON'T LET THE JEWS CONTROL EBOOK PUBLICATIONS TOO!!!! SAY NO TO JEW CENSORSHIP! THEY'D REWRITE THE NEW TESTAMENT IF WE LET THEM!!!
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Very informative and valuable book. In due time, we will all witness the true Jews, the true 12 tribes of Yisrael, this book correlates with scripture and has me waiting impatiently for the world to see us. The truth is being reveled. Highly recommended book!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Most of the information in the book was correct, however there were also some major errors as well. For example the book refers to the Amorites as blond haired people, which is ridiculous because Genesis 10:15-16 tells us that they were descendants of Ham and therefore had to be a black race of people, this is also confirmed with the tablets discovered in Ebla, Syria in 1975, which were more than 4500 years old. The book even tried to call other descendants of Ham as mongoloid. I find it quite amusing that the ethnicity of Ham's descendants are always called into question, particularly when they have done great things; such as the Ethiopians and Egyptians, but no one ever questions the ethnicity of the descendants from Japeth. Racism takes on many forms, particularly when it is used to keep the accomplishments of black people out of the history books, but this will never work, because as Luke 12:2 states: 'For there is nothing covered that shall not be revealed; neither hid that shall not be known'.