(by Arthur Koestler, Random House)

Reviewed by Pastor Sheldon Emry


Khazars adopt Judaism as their religion in A.D. 740.
Majority of Eastern European Jews are Khazar and Japhetic in origin, not Semitic. Refers to 1973 Jewish Encyclopedia and A. N. Poliak, Professor, Medieval Jewish History, Tel Aviv University.
Jews more closely related to Hun, Uigur, and Magyrs than to the seed of Abraham Isaac and Jacob.
Khazars exacted tribute from subject peoples.
Identified them with the hosts of Gog and Magog.
German word Ketzer is our word for Khazar and means heretic or Jew.
Khazars were with Attila the Hun in 4th century.
Some were phallic worshipers, killed anyone thought to be extra intelligent and called it an offering to god.
Quotes 1,000-year-old Arab historian, "The Khazars and their King are all Jews...some are of the opinion that Gog and Magog are the Khazars."
Khazars were re-exporters of foreign goods, middlemen, inspectors of trade, goldsmiths, and silversmiths; and they exacted 10% tax on all trade.
Jews fled Rome and Greece to Khazaria to avoid forced conversion to Christianity. They adopted Islam when forced, repudiating it when safe.
Khazar King, in a letter, traced his people in Togarma and Japheth, the ancestors of all the Turkish tribes.
In A.D. 864 a monk wrote "there exists a people under the sky in regions where no Christians can be found, whose name is Gog and Magog, and who are Huns; among them is one called Gazari [Khazari?], who are circumcised and observe Judaism in its entirety."
Russian communists tried to hide Khazar-Jewish connection!
History of breaking up of Khazar Empire and integration of these Jews into Russia, Poland, etc.
Khazar kingdom known as a kingdom of "Red" Jews.
Khazars joined Ghengis Khan and retained their Judaism.
Interchangeable names --Khazar, Zhid (or Yid), and Jew
Majority of Jews in Middle Ages were Khazars.
Jews were mintmasters, royal treasurers, tax collectors, and money lenders. Principal source of income was foreign trade and the levying of customs dues and they practiced communal life.
They lost the name of Khazars and became known as Jews. During Dark Ages commerce largely in Jewish hands, including slave trade.
During Crusades whole families and towns of Jews committed suicide rather than accept Christianity.
Proves only a handful of Sephardim Jews were in Europe so the vast majority of Jews today are Khazar in origin.
Gives origin of Yiddish language. It is NOT Hebrew!
"The Jewish dark ages may be said to begin with the Renaissance." (Reviews comment: This remark by the Jew Cecil Roth, coupled with other information, is a sorrowful admission that the Jews were supreme in the Dark Ages but lost their dominion over Europe when the Light of God's Word brought about the Renaissance!)
Quotes from many sources to prove Jews NOT descended from Biblical Israelites, ending with this, ...evidence from anthropology concurs with history in refuting the popular belief in a Jewish race descended from the biblical tribe.
Refers to others who have written on the same subject.
Israeli's right to exist...not based on...the mythological covenant of Abraham with God; it is based on international law -- i.e., on the United Nations' decision of 1947. . .
Koestler ends his book by saying he believes many Jews have learned of their Khazar ancestry and now reject the Chosen-Race doctrine.