Joel Rosenberg: Was Christopher Columbus Jewish?

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‘Did he really study Bible prophecy and long for Jerusalem to be liberated from Muslim rule?

The historical record proves the explorer who discovered America was a devout Christian – but some scholars believe he was ethnically Jewish. Here’s what we know.

Was Christopher Columbus (1451-1506) Jewish?

 And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” John 8:32

It’s an interesting question, especially since the historical record is crystal clear that the explorer who discovered America and the New World in 1492 considered himself a devout Christian.

  • Columbus was an avid student of Bible prophecy, and even compiled a volume of his favorite Scriptures titled, Book of Prophecies.

A 1934 ARTICLE PUBLISHED BY THE JEWISH TELEGRAPHIC AGENCY

His Christian faith notwithstanding, a number of scholars believe that Columbus was actually ethnically Jewish.

As a dual US-Israeli citizen with Jewish heritage (on my father’s side, though not on my mother’s side), this has intrigued me and I’ve been reading up on this subject this week.
Here is what I’ve learned.

Read More @ All Israel HERE

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