The Origin of Our Western Heritage

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The Holidays We Keep – What Needs To Be Understood

by David Kortum

What is the origin of our national holidays? Are they acceptable to God? Read this article to find out the answers.What is the origin of our national holidays? Are they acceptable to God? Read this article to find out the answers.What is the origin of our national holidays? Are they acceptable to God? Read this article to find out the answers.

Foreword

by David Kortum

Most Americans of Caucasian stock have little knowledge of their ancestry. At the most, they can go back no more than two or three generations. This lack of knowledge is partially responsible for the moral and spiritual decline of our civilization. In addition, the American people are largely unaware of the real reasons for the… Read More

Chapter One: The Apostles – Where Did They Go?

by David Kortum

It may seem rather unusual to begin a study of western heritage by introducing a question regarding the Apostles. The omission of the majority of the Apostles in the book of Acts, and where they are found later, provides an important key in the study of our heritage. Knowledgeable Bible students know that the patriarch… Read More

Chapter 2: Colonization in the Ancient World

by David Kortum

Regarding the establishment of nations, two factors need to be understood. One is that there have been changes in the location of the races in different places, at different times, in the history of the world. The second factor is that the people who now inhabit the various regions of the earth are not generally… Read More

Chapter 3: The Historical Time Frame

by David Kortum

Any work of a historical nature should have a proper time frame in order to be accurate and present a proper perspective. A proper time frame should be based on what information is presently available, both scientific and historical. In the quest for truth there is no place for evolution or occult notions that have… Read More

Chapter 4: A Look At Racial Types

by David Kortum

Whether one accepts the theory of evolution or looks at a special creation for the presence of man on the earth, we must look to the remote past for the origin of the several races. Before evolution was accepted, the view regarding the origin of man was that human beings were a special creation of… Read More

Chapter 5: The Captivity and Deportation of Israel

by David Kortum

Both the Bible and history record that the ten tribes of Israel-descendants of the Patriarch Jacob-were deported from their land by a series of invasions. Long before this period, however, the tribe of Dan had already disappeared, and Asher and Gad had abandoned their brethren in large numbers. Both Dan and Asher were linked in… Read More

Chapter 6: The Westward Movement

by David Kortum

Modern scholars have not appreciated the scope of travel and colonization in the ancient world. Archaeologists, for generations, have held the belief that only navigation techniques introduced into Europe during the fifteenth century made it possible for Europeans to cross the Atlantic (Fell, 1976, 17). Sir Flinders Petrie uncovered gold works in Gaza that were… Read More

Chapter 7: Did Israel Not Leave Palestine?

by David Kortum

In spite of the massive amount of material that demonstrates the movement of the Israelites from the land of their captivity to northwestern Europe and the British Isles, thence to America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa, one can read statements like this: “How unbelievable it is that millions of Israelites in the course… Read More

Chapter 8: Israel – The Type and Example

by David Kortum

It has been said that in America, if you attend a church meeting without fear of harassment, arrest, torture, or death, you are more blessed than three billion people in the world. If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof overhead, and a place to sleep, you are richer than… Read More

Bibliography

by David Kortum

Artamonov, M. I. 1974. Kimmeriitsy i skify. [Cimmerians and Scythians] Leningrad: lzdatel’stvo leningradskogo universiteta. Baker, John R. 1981. Race. Athens, Georgia: Foundation for Human Understanding. Bancroft, Hubert H. 1883. The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft. Vol. 5, “The Native Races of the Pacific States.” San Francisco: A. L. Bancroft and Co. Baron, David. n.d. The… Read More