A Historical Timeline
3 BCE: Manetho,
a Hellenistic Egyptian chronicler and priest, alleges that Moses was not a
175 BCE-165 BCE:
Antiochus IV Epiphanes sacks Jerusalem, calls Judaism " adverse to
Mnaseas, a Greek author, reports that Jews worship a donkey's
head in the Temple.
66-73 CE: First Jewish
Revolt against Romans is crushed by Vespasian and Titus Flavius.
CE: Roman emperor
Hadrian bans Judaism and crushes the revolt lead by Bar Kokhba.
of Sardis accuses the Jews of deicide, publishing a sermon
On the Passion.
CE: The Council of Elvira
bans intermarriage of Christians and Jews.
CE: Constantine I
refers to Jews as the "impure beings", an "unclean sect."
Council of Nicaea
separates Easter from Passover to separate from the detestable Jews.
CE: John Chrysostom
writes eight sermons
Adversus Judaeos – “Against the Jews”.
A Christian mob
incited by the local bishop plunders and burns down a synagogue.
CE: Emperor Flavius
Augustus Honorius confiscates gold and silver from synogogues.
CE: Jews are accused of
ritual murder and the Church confiscates or burns synagogues.
CE: The first record of
Jews being forced to convert or face expulsion.
CE: The monk
Barsauma destroys synagogues throughout the
CE: Roman Emperor
Theodosius II orders all funds raised by Jews be given to him.
CE: Code of Theodosius:
the first compilation of anti-Jewish laws after Constantine.
CE: Council of Vannes
prohibits the Christian clergy from participating in Jewish feasts.
CE: Emperor Justinian
issues laws stating that anyone not Christian is a non-citizen.
cannot testify against Christians.
The use of the
Hebrew language in worship is forbidden.
The Shema is
communities are converted by force.
CE: Council of Clermont
prohibits Jewish judges and Jewish administrative positions.
CE: Third Council of Orléans prohibits Jews from appearing in the streets during Easter.
CE: Bishop Avitus offers
Jews a choice: accept Christianity or leave Clermont. Most leave.
CE: King Reccared of
Spain declares children of mixed marriages must be raised Christian.
CE: The Council of
Narbonne forbids Jews from chanting psalms while burying their dead.
CE: Visigothic Spain king Sisebut
prohibits Judaism. Those not baptized fled.
CE: Fifth Council of
Paris decrees all Jews in military or civil positions must be baptized.
CE: In Italy Juramentum
Judaeorum - no heretic could be believed in court against a Christian.
CE: Byzantine Emperor
Heraclius marches his army into Jerusalem and massacres Jews.
CE: Frankish King Dagobert I expels all Jews from the kingdom.
CE: Visigothic king
Erwig begins his reign by enacting 28
CE: Trulan Council in
Italy forbids clergymen to employ Jewish doctors or socialize with Jews.
CE: 17th Council of
Toledo declares all Jewish children over age seven be raised Christian.
CE: Caliph Omar II passes
regulations requiring Jews to wear a special yellow garb.
CE: Byzantine emperor Leo
III forcibly converts all Jews to Byzantine Christianity.
CE: Caliph Harun
al-Rashid orders Jews to wear a yellow belt and Christians a blue belt.
CE: Archbishop of Lyon
declares in his essays that Jews are accursed and born to be slaves.
CE: French King
Charles the Simple confiscates & donates Jewish property to Church.
CE: Caliph Al-Hakim
bi-Amr Allah forces Jews wear a "golden calf" around their necks.
CE: One of the first
known persecutions of Jews in Germany.
CE: Abul Kamal Tumin
conquers Morocco and kills 6,000 Jews.
CE: Council of Narbonne
in France forbids Christians to live in Jewish homes.
CE: Jewish community of
Granada came under the riotous siege resulting in 4,000 deaths.
CE: Crusaders massacre
over 5,000 Jews in European cities, most notably in Rhineland.
CE: Moroccan ruler Yoseph Ibn Tashfin orders all Moroccan Jews to convert or leave.
CE: 150 Jews killed in
CE: Jews of Norwich,
England are accused with both ritual murder and blood libel.
CE: Pogroms against
the Jews in London.
CE: In Blois, France,
31 Jews burned at the stake for blood libel.
CE: Philip Augustus of
France imprisons all Jews and demands a ransom for their release.
CE: 500 Jews of York,
England are massacred after 6-day siege by departing Crusaders.
CE: Saladdin's nephew
al-Malik summons all the Jews and forcibly converts them to Islam.
CE: Fourth Lateran
Council required that Jews wear identifying symbols.
CE: Archbishop of
Canterbury Stephen Langton forbids Jews from building new synagogues.
CE: Blood libel at
CE: Crusaders attack
Jewish communities of Anjou and Poitou killing 3,000.
CE: Duke Jean le Roux
expels Jews from Brittany.
CE: Pope Gregory IX puts
Talmud on trial claiming blasphemy against Jesus and Mary.
CE: 24 cart-loads of
hand-written Talmudic manuscripts were burned in the streets of Paris.
CE: Louis IX of France
expels the Jews from France, their property confiscated.
CE: The Vienna city
council forces Jews to wear a cone-shaped head dress.
CE: King Edward I of
England forces Jews to wear an indentifying Yellow badge.
CE: Pope Nicholas III
requires compulsory attendance of Jews at conversion sermons.
CE: Archbishop of
Canterbury, John Pectin, orders all London synagogues to close.
CE: Philip III of France
causes mass migration of Jews.
CE: Blood libel in
Munich, Germany results in the death of 248 Jews.
CE: A mob in Oberwesel,
Germany kills 40 Jewish men.after a ritual murder accusation.
CE: King Edward I of
England expels all Jews from England.
CE: Philip the Fair
publishes an ordinance prohibiting the Jews to settle in France.
CE: German Knight Rindfleisch leads massacres of thousands of Jews in 146 localities.
CE: Philip IV of France
seizes all Jewish property and expels Jews from France.
CE: Shepherds' Crusade
attacks the Jews of 120 localities in southwest France.
King Henry II of
Castile forces Jews to wear Yellow badge.
CE: Jews in France
falsely charged with poisoning wells and 5,000 are massacred.
CE: King Charles IV
expels Jews from France.
CE: European Jews are
blamed for the Black Death. 200 Jewish communities destroyed.
CE: Basel: 600 Jews
burned at the stake and 140 children forcibly baptized.
CE: Mob slaughters 3,000
of Prague Jews, destroys the Jewish synagogue and cemetery.
CE: Violence by
Archdeacon of Ecija Ferrand Martinez results in 10,000 murdered Jews.
CE: Blood libel in
CE: All Jews are
expelled from Lyons, France.
CE: Persecutions of Jews
in Vienna result in 270 Jews burned at stake.
CE: German Knight Saufleisch massacres Jews of Madrid on entering the city.
CE: Massacre and forced
conversion of Majorcan Jews.
CE: Pope Nicholas V
authorizes the Inquisition to investigate heresy among the Marranos.
CE: The Spanish
CE: The Blood libel in Laguardia, Spain, where the alleged victim became revered as a saint.
CE: Ferdinand II &
Isabella expel 200,000 Jews from Spain – legend of the Wandering Jew.
CE: 27 Jews burned in
Mecklenburg, Germany, accused of stabbing a consecrated wafer.
CE: In Sicily
approximately 37,000 Jews are expelled.
CE: Forced conversion
and expulsion of Jews from Portugal.
CE: Prince Alexander of
Lithuania forces most of the Jews to forfeit their property or convert.
CE: In Lisbon, Portugal,
over 2,000 marranos killed in three days.
CE: Jews are expelled
from Brandenburg, Germany. 38 Jews burned at the stake in Berlin.
CE: The first ghetto in
Europe established in Venice.
CE: Reformer Martin
Luther leads writes a pamphlet
About the Jews and Their Lies.
to set fire to their synagogues and schools...
Second, I advise that their
houses also be razed
and destroyed... Third, I
advise that all their prayer
books and Talmudic writings be
taken from them...
Fourth, I advise that their
rabbis be forbidden
to teach henceforth on pain of
loss of life and limb...
Fifth, I advise that safe-conduct
on the highways
be abolished completely for the
Sixth, I advise that usury be
prohibited to them,
and that all cash and treasure of
silver and gold
be taken from them, and put aside
Seventh, I recommend putting a
flail, an ax,
a hoe, a spade, a distaff, or a
spindle into the hand
of young, strong Jews... letting
them earn their
bread in the sweat of their
CE: After Spanish troops capture Tunis,
Tunisia, all the local Jews are sold into slavery.
CE: Russia’s Ivan the Terrible refuses to
allow Jews to live in or even enter his kingdom.
CE: Pope Paul IV writes:
"It appears utterly absurd and
impermissible that the Jews,
whom God has condemned to eternal slavery
for their guilt,
should enjoy our Christian love."
CE: 12,000 copies of
Talmud were burned in Milan, Italy.
CE: Russian troops
capture Polotsk and Jews told to convert or die.
CE: King Philip II of
Spain orders expulsion of Jews from Lombardy.
CE: Pope Clement VIII
expels Jews from all Papal states except Rome and Ancona.
CE: Vincent Fettmilch,
“Haman of the Jews”, leads a raid on Frankfurt Jewish community.
CE: Louis XIII of France
decrees that all Jews must leave the country in one month, or die.
CE: Ghetto established
in Ferrara, Italy.
Cossacks massacre 100,000 Jews in 300 Jewish communities.
CE: Jews of Lvov,
Ukraine are attacked by students of Jesuit seminary – 100 die.
CE: Jews expelled from
CE: Johann Andreas Eisenmenger writes Entdecktes Judenthum ("Judaism Unmasked").
CE: Catherine I of
Russia: "The Jews are to be expelled at once beyond the frontiers of
CE: The Haidamaks,
paramilitary bands in Polish Ukraine, attack Jews.
CE: Elizabeth of Russia
issues a decree of expulsion of all the Jews out of Russian Empire.
CE: Austrian Archduchess
Maria Theresa orders: "no Jew is to be tolerated in our duchy.”
CE: Rhode Island refuses tAaron Lopez and Isaac Eliezer citizenship because they are Jews.
CE: Pope Pius VI issues
a severe Edict concerning the Jews and Judaism is suppressed.
CE: Eleazer Solomon is
quartered for the alleged murder of a Christian girl in Grodno.
CE: Destruction of
most of the Jewish communities of Morocco.
CE: Catherine II of
Russia confines Jews to the Pale of Settlement and imposes double taxes.
CE: Compulsory military
service for Russian Jewish boys 18 years old for a period of 25 years.
constitution for the Jews issued by Czar Nicholas I of Russia.
CE: Karl Marx praises
Bruno Bauer's essays that demands that the Jews abandon Judaism.
CE: Blood libel in
Saratov, Russia renews of the blood libels throughout Russia.
CE: Speech of Pope Pius
IX about Jews: "of these dogs, there are too many of them in Rome.”
CE: Adolf Stoecker, an
anti-Semitic preacher and politician, founds the Social Workers' Party.
CE: Heinrich von
Treitschke, German historian/politician, brings anti-Semitism to learned
CE: Wilhelm Marr coins
the term Anti-Semitism, meaning a hatred of the Jews.
CE: Pogroms sweep southern Russia, propelling mass Jewish
exodus of about 2 million.
International Anti-Jewish Congress convenes
at Dresden, Germany.
CE: Russia introduces
measures to limit Jews access to education, known as the quota.
CE: Blood libel
persecutions against the Jews in Xanten, Germany.
CE: Expulsion of 20,000
Jews from Moscow, Russia.
CE: Karl Lueger
establishes anti-Semitic Christian Social Party and becomes Vienna’s
CE: In France in which
Dreyfus, a Jew, was labeled a traitor and sent to Devil’s Island.
CE: H. S. Chamberlain,
anti-Semitic author, his writings become National-Socialist ideology.
CE: Blood libel
persecutions against the Jews in
& 20th centuries:
Catholic Church adheres to "good anti-Semitism" and "bad anti-Semitism."
CE: The Kishinev pogrom:
49 Jews murdered.
CE: The first appearance
Protocols of the Elders of Zion in Russia.
CE: Blood libel in Kiev.
CE: The World War I
prompts expulsion of 250,000 Jews from Western Russia.
CE: Masses of
Jewish civilians (up to 250,000) were murdered in Russian pogroms.
CE: The Jerusalem pogrom
is incited by Haj Amin Al-Husseini.
CE: Bolshevik revolution
is a Jewish conspiracy for world domination.
Henry Ford prints 500,000 copies of the
"Protocols of the Elders of Zion"
and begins a series of anti-Semitic articles
in the Dearborn Independent newspaper.
CE: Outbreak of
Anti-Semitism in USA, lead by Ku Klux Klan.
CE: Persecution of
Jews in Germany rises until they are stripped of all their rights.
1935 CE: Nuremberg Laws
introduced and Jewish rights are rescinded.
CE: November 9 and 10, Kristallnacht. German synagogues & businesses burned.
CE: Evian Conference: 31
country refuses to accept Jews trying to escape Nazi Germany.
CE: S.S. St. Louis, with
907 Jewish refugees turned away from Cuba and US, back to Germany.
CE: US Congress rejects
an effort to admit 20,000 Jewish refugee children from Germany.
The Holocaust -
CE: Yasser Arafat declares that Jesus of Nazareth was a
Palestinian, not a
Worldwide anti-Semitism is being fueled by radical Islam, not only against
the Jews, but also against the Christians who refuse to bow and worship
Allah. In Islam, both Jews and Christians are considered "people of the
book" - the Bible. However,
Muslims are forbidden to
read the Bible.
Islamic historical scholars have
affirmed that “Allah” was the chief moon god among 360 gods that were worshipped
in Arabia before the time of the prophet Mohammed. Archaeologists have
uncovered ancient temples to the moon-god throughout the Middle East. The
crescent moon is the symbol of Islam. The Arabic phrase "Allahu
does not mean "God is great," but rather "Allah is greater" - over all
other gods including the God of the Bible.
The God of
the Bible loves the Muslim people because they too are created in the image
of God and He wants to have a loving relationship with them as well as all
of humanity. The Bible states that "God is love" and that love is
personified in his followers. It also states that those who hate
(regardless of what you call yourself religiously) do not know God,
because God is love. The Bible states that murderers will not be
allowed into heaven.
says that Satan, the
devil, comes to steal, kill, and destroy God's creation.
The Bible calls him the great deceiver and a liar who seeks the eternal
destruction of mankind so that God cannot redeem his children back
to Himself. God wants to give everlasting life while Satan offers
only eternal death. The Bible states it is Satan's goal is to rule this
earth and raise himself high above the God who created the universe.
a man of faith who knew God, and it was counted unto him as righteousness
according to the Bible. He was not a man of the sword and war, but a
man of faith, obedience, and devotion to God; the same God of creation and
all humankind; the God who so loves the world that he does not want any to
perish for eternity; the God who loves us and has a plan of redemption and
Dr. Michael Brown's video discussion - "Anti Semitism"