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Priest Rewrites Bible Account of Jesus’ Birth and Mid-East History to Support Palestinians

Craig HueyChristian Persecution, Christianity, Current Events, Faith, Israel 2 Comments

Lies… Distortions… Myths… 

These 3 words describe the false narratives targeting Evangelicals, Catholics, and Christians about the Jews, Israel, and the Bible. 

So, it’s not a total shock that Catholic father Edward Beck, a CNN religion commentator, described Jesus as a Palestinian who lived in occupied Judea. 

This is a false narrative many are falling for. 

Fr. Beck told CNN anchor Poppy Harlow, “I think the message of Christmas is that God enters into it with us, and we’re not alone in it,” he said. 

But then he picked up the socialist/Marxist rhetoric, trying to convince Christians and the rest of CNN’s audience that support for the “plight of the Palestinians” in the current Israel/Palestinian conflict is justified. 

Fr. Beck went on to say: 

“What I’m so struck by is that the story of Christmas is about a Palestinian Jew. Now, how often do you find those words put together? A Palestinian Jew born into a time when his country was occupied, right? They can’t find a place for her to even give birth. They’re homeless. They eventually have to flee as refugees, into Egypt no less,” Beck continued. “I mean, you can’t make up the parallels to our current world situation right now. And so, in some way, that is who we believe God becomes, born into that situation.” 

This is a clear attempt for the Fr. to rewrite history and garner support for the Palestinian terrorist group, Hamas. 

Let’s be clear:  

The term Palestinian is a regional term, much like referring to residents of the southern United States as “Southerners.”  

Before the word “Palestinian” or “Palestine” was used, the area was part of Egypt and called “Philistine” and the people “Philistines.” 

The terms “Palestinian” and “Palestine” first appeared in ancient Greek text during the 5th century BCE.  

By the 2nd century, the Romans called the region Palaestina Syria or Palestine. Some scholars believe that Roman Emperor Hadrian changed the name from Judaea to Palestine to erase the Jewish presence in the land because he thought it would ease tensions between militant Jews and Romans. 

The locals, of course, called the area Judea (from Judah) or the Holy Land. 

In 1948, when the country of Israel was “re-established,” Palestine was still being used for the territory between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River.  

The people who call themselves “Palestinians” are a mixture of local inhabitants and many other groups of Muslims brought from Bosnia, the Balkans, and the Caucasus by the Turks from the 16th to 19th centuries and from Sudan, Egypt, Syria, and Lebanon by the British in the early 20th century. The term Palestinian was applied to non-Jewish, Arabic-speaking residents in the region. 

Many radical socialist scholars, historians, and the biased media like to rewrite history and claim that the people who call themselves “Palestinians” today have a historical claim to Israel—They do not.  

The truth is the concept of Palestine as a nation-state in opposition to Israel or as a racial group predating the presence of Jewish inhabitants is historically false. 

Even modern DNA tests show that there is no evidence suggesting that the people who call themselves “Palestinians” are direct descendants of either the Canaanites or the Philistines of the Old Testament. 

According to the Bible, since Arabs are descendants of Ishmael, but since the land of Canaan was promised to the sons of Jacob, Arabs have no biblical claim to the “land of Palestine.” 

As for Israel being oppressors and racists, this is another fallacy. 

Israel is the only country in the Middle East that welcomes Arabs and Muslims—In fact, millions of Muslims live and work in Israel. Yet, in Muslim-dominated countries, Jews and Christians have been pushed out, harassed, and murdered. 

Fr. Beck has been a far-left shill for years. Two years ago, during the height of the COVID pandemic, Beck said on CNN and other venues that Christians who did not receive the COVID-19 shot should not attend Christmas church services. 

Click HERE to watch Fr. Beck’s CNN comments.

Let me know what you think. Email me at craig@craighuey.com.

Comments 2

  1. “Many radical socialist scholars, historians, and the biased media like to rewrite history and claim that the people who call themselves “Palestinians” today have a historical claim to Israel—They do not.

    The truth is the concept of Palestine as a nation-state in opposition to Israel or as a racial group predating the presence of Jewish inhabitants is historically false.

    Even modern DNA tests show that there is no evidence suggesting that the people who call themselves “Palestinians” are direct descendants of either the Canaanites or the Philistines of the Old Testament.”

    “Abstract

    The genetic profile of Palestinians has, for the first time, been studied by using human leukocyte antigen (HLA) gene variability and haplotypes. The comparison with other Mediterranean populations by using neighbor-joining dendrograms and correspondence analyses reveal that Palestinians are genetically very close to Jews and other Middle East populations, including Turks (Anatolians), Lebanese, Egyptians, Armenians, and Iranians. Archaeologic and genetic data support that both Jews and Palestinians came from the ancient Canaanites, who extensively mixed with Egyptians, Mesopotamian, and Anatolian peoples in ancient times. Thus, Palestinian-Jewish rivalry is based in cultural and religious, but not in genetic, differences. The relatively close relatedness of both Jews and Palestinians to western Mediterranean populations reflects the continuous circum-Mediterranean cultural and gene flow that have occurred in prehistoric and historic times. This flow overtly contradicts the demic diffusion model of western Mediterranean populations substitution by agriculturalists coming from the Middle East in the Mesolithic-Neolithic transition.”

    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/11543891/#:~:text=The%20comparison%20with%20other%20Mediterranean,Egyptians%2C%20Armenians%2C%20and%20Iranians.

  2. First thing that comes to mind is;
    “Claiming themselves to be wise, they became (woke) fools”.
    Edward Beck is simply wrong. Unfortunately, there are quite a few of his uh um, “flock” that might just swallow his lies hook line and sinker. Blinded leading the blind, they’ll both fall into that ditch.

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