Origin Of The Word “Jew”

The word ‘jew’ is a modern word. It’s only been around for a few hundred years so when we talk about jews in ancient times, we cannot use the modern moniker we thoughtlessly use today.  In doing so, we mistakenly link modern day ‘jews’ to the people of the Bible, the descendants of Judah.

The word jew comes from, depending on what language we are using, ‘Judean’, which was a person who dwelt in the land of Judea.

If I move to Japan, does that make me Japanese? Thankfully not, and as such, we can say the same thing for the people who moved to the southern part of ancient Palestine in the days of John Hyrcanus. Josephus informs us that it is he that is responsible for bringing in this mixed multitude(mostly Edomites) and forcing them to convert to the laws of Moses, what we later call Christianity.

Later in the 2nd to 6th century A.D., the term Judaism was applied to the religion of these Edomites(Idumea), Canaanites, and Pharisees, just like they hijacked the word “jew” so they could pretend to be the people of the Bible.

This is also why they include the Torah in their “holy” book, their ultimate source of Pharisaism(modern day Judaism), the Babylonian Talmud.  It’s Identify theft; they need some truth in their books to push their lies and deception.

“Up to the seventeenth century this word was spelled in Middle English in various ways: “Gyu,” “Giu,” “Gyw,” “Iu,” “luu,” “Iuw,” “Ieu,” “Ieuu,” “Ieuz,” “Iwe,” “Iow,” “Iewe,” “Ieue,” “lue” (“Ive”), “Iew,” “Jew.” All these forms were derived from the Old French “Giu,” which was earlier written “Juieu,” derived from the Latin accusative “Judæum” with the elision of the letter “d.” The Latin form “Judæus” was derived from the Greek ‘Iουδαĩοσ; and this in turn from the Aramaic , corresponding to the Hebrew a gentilic adjective from the proper name “Judah,” seemingly never applied to members of the tribe, however, but to members of the nationality inhabiting the south of Palestine (Jer. xliii. 9).” –Jewish Encyclopedia

Jew (n.)
late 12c., Giw, Jeu, “a Jew (ancient or modern), one of the Jewish race or religion,” from Anglo-French iuw, Old French giu (Modern French Juif), from Latin Iudaeum (nominative Iudaeus), from Greek Ioudaios, from Aramaic (Semitic) jehudhai (Hebrew y’hudi) “a Jew,” from Y’hudah “Judah,” literally “celebrated,” name of Jacob’s fourth son and of the tribe descended from him.

Spelling with J- predominated from 16c. Replaced Old English Iudeas “the Jews,” which is from Latin.”  –Etymology Online

Ioudaios (GreekἸουδαῖος; pl. Ἰουδαῖοι Ioudaioi)[n 1][1] is a Greek ethnonym used in classical and biblical literature which commonly translates to “Jew” or “Judean“.[2][3]



Christogenea Europe, July 5th, 2015: Judaea, Judah and Jew (listen to this)

“Many people suffer under the misapprehension that Jesus was a “Jew,” moreover, that he was “King of the Jews.” Thus, by inference, that the “Jews” were the “Chosen People” of the Holy Bible and so ancient possessors and modern inheritors of the Bible Covenants gifted by Yahweh to their forebears Abraham, Jacob and Judah. However, this is not the case. In fact, during Christ’s Mission and Passion no such people existed called “Jews” nor indeed did the word “Jew.” In short: Jesus was NOT a “Jew” nor was he “King of the Jews.”

In fact, Jesus is referred as a “Jew” for the first time in the New Testament in the 18th century; in the revised 18th century English language editions of the 14th century first English translations of the New Testament. The etymology of the word “Jew” is quit clear. Although “Jew” is a modern conception its roots lie in the 3rd and 4th centuries AD. That is, the modern English word “Jew” is the 18th century contraction and corruption of the 4th century Latin “Iudaeus” found in St. Jerome’s Vulgate Edition and derived from the Greek word “Ioudaios.” The evolution of this can easily be seen in the extant manuscripts from the 4th century to the 18th century, which illustrate not only the origin of the word “Jew” found in the Latin word “Iudaeus” but also its current use in the English language. Littered throughout these manuscripts are the many earlier English equivalents used by various chroniclers between the 4th and the 18th century. Thus, from the Latin “Iudaeus” to the English “Jew” the evolution of these English forms is: “Gyu,” “Giu,” “Iu,” “Iuu,” “Iuw,” “Ieuu,” “Ieuy,” “Iwe,” “Iow,” “Iewe,” “Ieue,” “Iue,” “Ive,” “Iew,” and then, finally, the 18th century, “Jew.” Similarly, the evolution of the English equivalents for “Jews” is: “Giwis,” “Giws,” “Gyues,” “Gywes,” “Giwes,” “Geus,” “Iuys,” “Iows,” “Iouis,” “Iews,” and then, finally, in the 18th century, “Jews.””
– http://www.overlordsofchaos.com/html/origin_of_the_word_jew.html

“Strong’s Concordance more or less defines the words “Jew” and “Jews” as: “in the sense of a country, i.e., a Judean.” The word “Jew” is used 22 times in the King James Version of the Bible in the New Testament, and the word “Jews” is used 172 times and 170 times of those are from the same #2453 as the above “Jew” definition. There are another 6 times the plural word “Jews'” is used and all but one of these is this #2454. So for the 200 times, the words: “Jew, Jews, and Jews'” are used in the New Testament, at least 197 occasions are referring to a Judean in the sense of from a place, i.e., as from a country.

The question still haunts many and they have often asked just who are these people the Bible calls “Jew, Jews, and Jews'”? Why were these people not just simply called “Judeans,” “Israelites,” or “Judeans whose religion was Judaism?” This is the age old word problem of society problem that is surrounded with so many, many, lies and deceptions. “THE FEAR OF THE JEWS” syndrome that plagues society today.”


“If “jew” is a legitimate synonym for Judahite then why in your Bible don’t you see Ephraimites called “efrays”, Simeonites called “simeys”, Danites called “dans”, Naphthalites called “nafts”, Asherites called “ashes”, Reubenites called “rewbs”, Zebulunites called “zebewls”, Gadites called “gads” Issacharites called “issachs” Benjamites called “benjams” and Mannassehites called “manasses”?
…I’m aware of the fate of the northern house, but I would have to dispute the translator’s choice of “jew” as a proper rendering of Yehudi/Judahite or Ioudaios/Judaean.”

“When the Israelites moved into the land of Canaan, they were instructed to destroy all of the Canaanite peoples. They failed to do this, and were warned that harm would later come to them because of this failure (Num. 33:55; Josh. 23:13; Jdg. 2:3). It is evident that both in Jerusalem and elsewhere, the later Israelites did indeed have a problem with infiltration and race-mixing by the Canaanite tribes (Jer. 2:13, 21-22; Ezek. 16:3, 45 et al.). This was one of the chief reasons for their chastisement and removal.

…Judaea from 130 BC forward was a multiracial polyglot of a nation. The first Herod, an Idumaean by race who usurped power from the Maccabees, bribed the Romans for the kingship and from that time the temple priesthood at Jerusalem was used as a political tool. Both Josephus and the ecclesiastical historian Eusebius admit that many of the priests were not worthy of the distinction under the former Levitical traditions…

…It can be shown from the New Testament that many of the original Israelites of Judaea converted to Christianity during the ensuing years, losing their identity as Judaeans. The Edomites never converted, clinging to their traditions found in the Talmud – which has absolutely no authentic connection to the ancient Hebrew religion. Today these people, and all of their many proselytes and those whom they have intermarried with, are known as Jews.”


John 10 22:30
And it was at Jerusalem the feast of the dedication, and it was winter. 23 And Jesus walked in the temple in Solomon’s porch. 24 Then came the Jews round about him, and said unto him, How long dost thou make us to doubt? If thou be the Christ, tell us plainly. 25 Jesus answered them, I told you, and ye believed not: the works that I do in my Father’s name, they bear witness of me. 26 But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto you. 27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: 28 and I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. 29 My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand. 30 I and my Father are one.

^In these verses Jesus is talking about the modern day Jews, or the bloodline of Satan.

In the following verses Jesus (Yahshua) is talking about the true “Jews”, better known as Judahites (descendants of Judah), or pure blooded Judeans (Judahites who lived in the land of Judea).

He’s talking to his sheep, not “jews”. He’s talking about modern day Israel.  He’s talking about White people. He’s talking about Judahites when he says “jews” here, not today’s “jews”.

Revelation 2:9
I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.

Revelation 3:9
Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.

8 Replies to “Origin Of The Word “Jew””

  1. Now come on! You should know better than to blasphemously call an ancient or otherwise Judahite or Israelite a jew!! And modern day and ANY! This gaggle of unclean, spawned of nachash JEWS are indeed then, now, and forever the seed of satan.
    You start the essay out explaining that Judah in the Bible is falsely translated jew, then ramble on about “”TRUE”” JEWS?? NONE of Adam Kind is or ever was A JEW.
    TRULY! JEWS ARE spawned of satan and became mixed with all the rest of the kenite, canaanite enemy TO ADAM KIND and Jacob Israel which SPAWNED EDOM, which Yahweh Father AND I…..HATE.

  2. I’m pondering the context of the sign put over him at his crucifixion. A bit more needs to be said about that.

  3. As a Bible student.I learn to separate the lie from the truth.Many prefer the lie.But then that is there problem.There is also the People Israel.And the land Israel.All Israel the people will be saved.Christ makes that clear.Mat:15:24.For me.That is true.

  4. Do you think when it speaks of Israel as a nation in 1948 is the return of people to Israel or yet the usurpers the fake Jews? Therefore the real Israel hasn’t returned yet and that part of prophecy hasn’t been filled yet?

    1. Or the creation of the Jewish state in 1948 was the beginning of the Abomination of desolation taking a seat in the holy city and claiming to be God as in “Gods chosen people” and ruling the world for not 7 years but 70 years. Which means the apocalypse began in 2018. They killed off most of the Christian people in Russia and then enslaved the rest of us. After that was completed the tribulation began?

  5. Actually in the Romans did call the tribe of Gad the “Gades”… this can be seen in the modern day city of Cadiz in Spain.

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