Note: In this article, I will be using the correct name for the Messiah, Yahushua.
“Jew” does not equal Israelite
First of all, one must understand that the term “jew” is NOT interchangeable with the term “Israelite.” Modern mistranslations of the Bible have incorrectly used the term “jew” when “Israelite” or “Judahite” (ie, an inhabitant of the geographical land of Judea, or a descendant of the tribe of Judah) should have been used. The term “jew” did not even come into existence until around the 17th or 18th century A.D.
The “jews” of the time of ‘Jesus’ were non-Israelites descended from Esau/Edom
At the time of the Messiah, a remnant of Israelites and many non-Israelites lived in Jerusalem and the land of Israel. A non-Israelite people known as the Idumeans, or Edomites, were present in the land in great numbers, and actually were the ruling ethnic group, whith a large percentage of the Pharisees and King Herod being Edomites. The “jews” of Jesus’ time, and today, are descendants of the Edomites. The Edomites are the descendants of Esau (Jacob/Israel’s brother), who took Canaanite wives.
“Edom is in modern Jewry.” —The Jewish Encyclopedia, 1925 edition, Vol.5, p.41
Yahushua the Messiah was from Galilee, and enclave of pure-blooded Israelites
Judea and Galilee were two separate states and political entities at the time of Yahushua the Messiah (aka “Jesus”, which is a false transliteration from the Greek). Yahushua Himself was not a “jew” (Judean) or resident of Judea, but rather a Galilean or resident of Galilee (Matthew 26:69; John 7:41), and a Judahite or descendent of the Tribe of Judah.
Yahushua chose all his apostles from Galilee as well, with the exception of Judas who betrayed him who was from Judea. His apostles were pure-blooded Israelites, not of the same racial ancestry as the people of the Pharisees, Sadducees, and their Edomite “jewish” kindred who dominated the land of Judea at that time.
The Messiah opposed the “jews” that dominated Judea and Jerusalem
Yahushua condemned the jews of his day in the strongest of terms, as literal “children of the devil”, “full of hypocrisy and iniquity”, and “children of hell” (Matthew 23).
Yahushua speaking to the Jewish Pharisees:
“Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.” – John 8:44
“Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?” – Matthew 23:33
The jews murder Yahushua of Nazareth
Enraged at Yahushua, The Jewish elders and leaders, the Pharisees, sought to kill him.
“After these things Jesus walked in Galilee: for he would not walk in Jewry, because the Jews sought to kill him.” –John 7:1