On The 6 Jews Said To Have Dramatically Impacted All History

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In a sub-article , How Israel and the Jews have shaped history, Adrian Rogers observed that “As you study history, you learn that the indestructible Jew has left his indelible mark upon history. The Jewish people are not great in number. Of the world’s population, they are only 0.2%. That’s not two percent. That’s less than one-fourth of one percent. Yet did you know that 22% of Nobel Prize winners have been Jews? In 2013, six of the 12 laureates were Jewish…”

Rogers argument is that although the Jews are few in number, they have made tremendous contributions to the development of the world as we know it – be it “…in medicine, health, music, and public life.”

Buttressing his point, Rogers employed rhetoric by drawing attention to some of the useful inventions by Jews:

“Have you ever taken an aspirin? Friedrich Bayer, whose company developed aspirin, was a Jew. Were you vaccinated for polio as a child? The injectable and oral polio vaccines of Salk and Sabin were so effective, the disease has been all but eradicated.

Has the dentist ever deadened your tooth before he started to drill? Alfred Einhorn, who developed Novocain, was a Jew…”

You can head over to Crosswalk.com to read the full article. But here in this post we will further examine it’s concluding paragraph:

“All history has been dramatically impacted by six Jews: Moses, Paul, Karl Marx, Sigmund Freud, Albert Einstein, and above them all, the Lord Jesus Christ.”

There are many things we know about these people that make them great. Time and space will fail me to delve into how all six of them dramatically impacted history.

So let us take a little peep into three of them with Biblical history: Moses, Paul and Jesus:

1. Moses

There many things that are remarkable about this man referred to as the meekest man on earth.  As one source noted, Moses is “Universally recognised as the deliverer of his people, the Israelites, from slavery in Egypt, biblical and human history also credit him with establishing Israel’s judicial and religious systems.”

2. Apostle Paul

Paul has been described as the Apostle of Apostles and the writer of two-thirds of the New Testament Bible. As noted in the Encyclopaedia Britannica,  “Paul is often considered to be the most important person after Jesus in the history of Christianity. His epistles (letters) have had enormous influence on Christian theology, especially on the relationship between God the Father and Jesus, and on the mystical human relationship with the divine.”

3. Jesus Christ

Indeed, Moses, Paul, Freud, Einstein and Jesus impacted the history of this world as we know it. However, Jesus Christ is the greatest of all. He is the Saviour of the world. and you know what? He is my Saviour too!


©Copyright 2019 | Victor Uyanwanne

4 thoughts on “On The 6 Jews Said To Have Dramatically Impacted All History

  1. Heidi Honey 05/03/2019 / 1:08 am

    Thanks for sharing! I have been on the lookout for Jews/Jewish names as I see things lately. There are many in the credits for movies, TV shows, music, science, doctors, bankers, lawyers. Did you know we wouldn’t have cell phones if it wasn’t for the Israeli creativity? This is only a small sampling of how the Jewish minority enriches our lives! God promised to keep a remnant, promised to always use them in His plans and they live under great favor! I notice my children also live under great favor even if they’re not following Jesus; my grandmother was an Ashkenazi Jew and my household enjoys favor from natural as well as supernatural Jewish faithfulness in Messiah!

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    • VictorsCorner 05/03/2019 / 6:02 am

      Thanks for the contribution. Yes, I’ve heard about Jews’ contribution to the technology of cell phones. But I don’t exactly know which part of it. Any idea?

      True that God favours the Jews. In Christ, that blessing of Abraham, a Jewish, has come to the non Jews too. This is where we come in.

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