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Christopher Columbus was a Jew? 2012-05-28

Was Columbus secretly Jewish? Historians argue explorer's epic voyage was to establish new homeland

Was Columbus secretly Jewish? Historians argue explorer's epic voyage was to establish new homeland for his people as they escaped the Spanish Inquisition

  • Scholars believe Columbus was a 'Marrano', a secret Jew who feigned conversion to Catholicism

  • Historians say five clues to the explorer's true faith can be found in his last will and testament

  • New theory suggests he was looking for a safe haven for the Jews persecuted and driven out of Spain

  • He was described as a 'deeply religious' man who was committed to the cause of liberating Israel's Holy Land


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2147558/Christopher-Columbus-Jewish-looking-new-homeland-discovered-America-historians-say.html#ixzz1wAtg0bJ4