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Genealogy: Defining “Jewish”

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If you’re lucky enough to trace your ancestry back to Biblical days, you’re miles ahead of most genealogists. If you trace back to the ancient Jews, you may find that you trace to another tribe like the Babylonians, Assyrians or Persians. In 636 B.C.E., a Persian ruler named Cyrus the Great, conquered Babylonia where many Jews had been taken captive in 586 B.C.E. Cyrus freed the Jews and they fulfilled their dream of returning to Jerusalem. This brought about a new era. The name “Jews” was no longer exclusive to the tribe of Judah but to everyone who adhered to the Hebrew religion. This could be why some who carry the rh-negative blood factor, not common in the general Jewish population but carried by ancient Iranian (Persian) Jews, shows up in your family. Just a thought. Perhaps 2,000 years ago, one of your Persian ancestors accepted the Jewish faith. Suellen Ocean is the author of Secret GenealogyA How-to for Tracing Ancient Jewish Ancestry, Secret Genealogy IIUncovering the Jewish Roots of Our Christian Ancestors and Secret Genealogy III From Jewish Anglo-Saxon Tribes to New France Acadians. Available here:

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Genealogy: Do You Have an Isaiah in Your Family Tree?

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Many people believe that Isaiah was the greatest prophet of biblical history. Also seen as Esaias, the name means “salvation of the Lord.” Isaiah’s prophecies will be forever tied to Jerusalem. He foresaw the destruction of Jerusalem and Judah but believed that a righteous remnant would persevere. Jesus is recorded (book of Luke) reading Isaiah (Esaias) writings. Perhaps it is Isaiah’s promise to Gentiles that they will participate in the spiritual inheritance of Israel that has today a strong Christian presence in Jerusalem.

Suellen Ocean is the author of Secret GenealogyA How-to for Tracing Ancient Jewish Ancestry, Secret Genealogy IIUncovering the Jewish Roots of Our Christian Ancestors and Secret Genealogy III From Jewish Anglo-Saxon Tribes to New France Acadians. Available here:

Secret Genealogy: http://www.amazon.com/Secret-Genealogy-Volume-Suellen-Ocean/dp/0965114082

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What Were the Hanging Gardens of Babylon?

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Full of lush ferns and palm trees, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon were built on the roof of the huge palace of the King of Babylon, Nebuchadnezzar, who reined between 604 to 561 B.C.E. This Babylonian king destroyed Jerusalem and captured the Jews who then refused to bow before his golden image. Nebuchadnezzar’s Hanging Gardens were listed as one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

Suellen Ocean is the author of Secret GenealogyA How-to for Tracing Ancient Jewish Ancestry, Secret Genealogy IIUncovering the Jewish Roots of Our Christian Ancestors and Secret Genealogy III From Jewish Anglo-Saxon Tribes to New France Acadians. Available here:

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