What is weird is this; that 2000 years ago, there were no people even resembling Jews in the middle-east at all.
Turns out that there is not a single ancient Jewish city in what is now called Israel. There is not a single city where the Hebrew script is used on the statues and buildings. There is not a single city where the buildings are in the ancient Jewish architectural style. In fact, there is not even a category of “ancient Jewish architectural style”.
If you check out all the ancient cities in Israel, they are all Greek, and their ruins are still there for you to visit. Their inscriptions are in the Greek script and the buildings are in the ancient Greek architectural styles.
Here is a list of some of the known ancient Greek cities in (and near) Israel; Ecdippa, Seleucia, Ptolemais, Taricheia Arbela, Asochis, Sepphoris, Hippos, Dion, Sycaminum, Bucolon Polis, Itabyrium, Gadara, Abila, Dora, Comus, Gephrus, Crocodilion Polis, Caesarea, Straton’s Tower, Narbata, Scythopolis, Pella, Samaria, Amathus, Ragaba, Gerasa, Apollonia, Sicima, Pegae, Joppa, Arimathea, Jamnia, Port of Jamnia, Lydda, Modiin, Aphaerema, Philadelphia, Birtha, Gazara, Beth Horon, Dok, Jericho, Samaga, Esbus, Medaba, Ladder of Tyre, Azotus, Port of Azotus, Accaron, Jerusalem, Ascalon, Anthedon, Gaza, Marissa, Beth Zur, Hebron, Adora, Engeddi.
The ancient Jewish cities in Israel are,…. well there aren’t any. Not even one.
Here’s an interesting example of a first century BC Greek inscription (i.e., in Greek letters) from Jerusalem’s Temple Mount forbidding the entry of Gentiles (i.e., non-Greeks) to the Temple precinct…. https://www.timesofisrael.com/ancient-temple-mount-warning-stone-is-closest-thing-we-have-to-the-temple/
The Siloam inscription (a water aqueduct which was discovered in Jerusalem in 1838. The tablet was set on the walls of the tunnel) is written Paleo-Hebrew which is not Hebrew at all but Phoenician (which is an archaic form of Greek).
The Phoenician alphabet is so similar to the greater-Greek alphabet (and nothing at all like Hebrew) that only Jews could call it Paleo-Hebrew.
The Christian population of Palestine (Israel) before the Jews ethically cleansed the area was around 20%.
Today the Christian population of Israel (not including the West Bank & Gaza) is about 2% (and this 2% is mainly Arab).
Among the Jewish population, over 25% of the schoolchildren and over 35% of all newborns are of mixed ancestry of both Ashkenazi (Khazar) and Sephardi/Mizrahi descent and increases by 0.5% each year. Over 50% of the Jewish population is of at least a partial Sephardi/Mizrahi descent.