Kharzars

Khazars are Gomer’s children

The Khazars, of Turkic stock, and were originally nomadic people.  They reached the Volga-Caucasus region from farther east at an undetermined time. They may have belonged to the empire of the Huns of the 5th Century as the Akatzirs, mentioned by Priscus.

 Ency Britannica, “Khazar”
Khazar,  member of a confederation of Turkic-speaking tribes that in the late 6th century ad established a major commercial empire covering the southeastern section of modern European Russia. Although the origin of the term Khazar and the early history of the Khazar people are obscure, it is fairly certain that the Khazars were originally located in the northern Caucasus region and were part of the western Turkic empire (in Turkistan).

Who were the Children of Gomer?

They are the greatchildren of Japheth, one of the three sons of Noah.   They are from the sons of Gomer — Ashkenaz,, Riphath and Togarmah.

 Gen 10:2  The sonsH1121 of Japheth;H3315 Gomer,H1586 and Magog,H4031 and Madai,H4074 and Javan,H3120 and Tubal,H8422 and Meshech,H4902 and Tiras.H8494
Gen 10:3  And the sonsH1121 of Gomer;H1586 Ashkenaz,H813 and Riphath,H7384 and Togarmah.H8425

 Josephus identified Gomer with the Celtic Galatians while Josephon linked Gomer to the Franks of Western Europe.

 According to other records, Togarmah (grandson of Japheth) is regarded as the ancestor of the Turkic peoples. The French Benedictine Scholar Calmet (1672–1757) places Togarmah in Scythia (in the Eurasian Steppes and Central Asia).

 A Khazar King named Joseph corresponded to Hasdai Ibn Sharprut sometime between 954 and 961 C.E.  Hasdai was the chief minister of the Caliph of Cordoba Abd – al – Rahman III.  In his letters, King Joseph ben Aaron, the ruler of the Khazars, writes:

“You ask us also in your epistle: “Of what people, of what family, and of what tribe are you?” Know that we are descended from Noach’s son Japhet, through his son Gomer through his son Togarmah. I have found in the genealogical books of my ancestors that Togarmah had ten sons. These are their names:

the eldest was Ujur (Agiôr – Uyghur), the second Tauris (Tirôsz – Tauri), the third Avar (Avôr – Avar), the fourth Uauz (Ugin – Oghuz), the fifth Bizal (Bizel – Pecheneg), the sixth Tarna, the seventh Khazar (Khazar), the eighth Janur (Zagur), the ninth Bulgar (Balgôr – Bulgar), the tenth Sawir (Szavvir/Szabir – Sabir).”

(Manuscripts of this correspondence may be seen in the Library of Christ Church at Oxford, England and in the Leningrad Public Library in Leningrad, Russia)

He further stated that Togarmah, who was the brother of ASHKENAZ, had ten sons and the KHAZARS represented the seventh son. With his own lips, this King had given the root of his being and the lineage of his offspring which was from the sons of Japheth .

Also Rabbi Joseph ben Gorion lists in his Josippon the ten sons of Togarma as follows:

  1. Kozar (the Khazars)
  2. Pacinak (the Pechenegs)
  3. Aliqanosz (the Alans)
  4. Bulgar (the Bulgars)
  5. Ragbiga (Ragbina,      Ranbona)
  6. Turqi (possibly      the Kökturks)
  7. Buz (the Oghuz)
  8. Zabuk
  9. Ungari (either the      Hungarians      or the Oghurs/Onogurs)

 During the 7th & 8th the Khazars were at war with the Arabs almost continously.   THEY WERE NOT THE SAME PEOPLE AS THE ARABS.

But the most striking characteristic of the Khazars was the apparent adoption of Judaism by the khagan and the greater part of the ruling class in about 740.  The ASHKENAZ JEWS maybe descended from the Kharzars making them the children of Gomer.

However the Sephartic Jews are true descendants of Israel.  They make up 51% of the population of the Land of Israel today.  So some of the tribe of Judah has returned to the Land of Israel.

 

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