Talmudic Liars: Masters of Mendacity

By Professor Arthur R. Butz

This is an an extract from Arthur R. Butz: The Hoax of the Twentieth Century, Historical Review Press, 1976, pp. 245-247. The purport of the extract is to demonstrate that Jews throughout history have been the masters of mendacity. Their tendency to grotesque exaggeration, especially of statistics, is clearly set out here in one example after another. 


An interesting objection is the claim that nobody would dare invent such a tale as the six million legend; nobody has the extraordinary imagination required and, even if he did, the obvious risk in telling such gigantic lies should dissuade him. The argument amounts to the claim that the mere existence of the legend implies the truth of its essentials, so I suppose that we can classify it as the hoaxers’ ontological argument.

What is interesting about this objection is its superficially logical quality. Indeed I imagine that this calculation accounts in good measure for the widespread acceptance of the legend; people assume that nobody would be so brazen as to invent such lies. Nevertheless the logic is not sound, for history affords us numerous examples of popular acceptance of gigantic lies, and in this connection we can again cite witchcraft hysteria as precedent for the psychological essential of the six million hoax.

It is ironic that Hitler anticipated the psychology of the “big lie” in his remarks on the subject in Chapter X of Mein Kampf. It is also ironic that the most mind-boggling accounts of exterminations appear in the Jewish Talmudic literature in connection with the last two of the three great Jewish revolts against Rome, the Diaspora revolt of 115-117 AD and the Palestine revolt of 132-135 AD. In connection with the Palestine revolt of 66-70 AD the Talmudic writings do nothing more than bewail the loss of the temple in Jerusalem and discuss implications of the loss for Jewish law. A good discussion of the three reports is given in Michael Grant’s The Jews in the Roman World.

According to the ancient accounts (mainly Cassius Dio, who wrote around 200 AD, and Eusebius, the early fourth century Bishop of Caesarea) the Diaspora revolt started in Cyrenaica (northeast Libya) at a time when the Emperor Trajan had, for the purposes of annexing Parthia and its valuable Mesopotamian territory, constituted a huge eastern army at the price of withdrawing many small contingents which had served to keep order in various parts of the Empire. The Jews attacked the Greek and Roman civilian population and it is said that they killed 220,000 in Cyrenaica, amusing themselves in various gruesome ways. The revolt then spread to Egypt where the Jews killed an unknown number, and to Cyprus, where they are said to have killed 240,000. In Alexandria, however, the predominantly Greek population gained control of events and are said to have massacred that city. Recent archeological evidence indicates that the ancient accounts are not exaggerated.

The Talmud says almost nothing about this revolt, except to give the number of Jews killed in Alexandria as “sixty myriads on sixty myriads, twice as many as went forth from Egypt”, i.e. 1,200,000 on the assumption that addition and not multiplication is intended.

The killings are blamed on “the Emperor Hadrian,” which may be due to the fact that the Hadrian was at the time the commander of Trajan’s eastern army and succeeded Trajan as Emperor when Trajan died in 117, possibly before the final suppression of the revolt.

The figure given for the number of Jewish victims is obviously exaggerated for, while it is usually difficult to be more than approximately correct in estimating the population of ancient cities, Alexandria of the period had a population of 500,000 or more, with an upper bound of one million a reasonable one to assume because that was the approximate population of the city of Rome, a figure concerning which there is also some uncertainty, but if Rome ever attained a population significantly greater than one million, it never got near two million. The 1,200,000 martyred Jews may seem a brazen invention but you haven’t seen anything yet.

The next great revolt was in Palestine in 132-135 and was a serious attempt by its leader, Bar-Kokhba, to set up a Jewish state with himself as king, although he eventually claimed to be the Messiah. During the revolt he made laws, issued money, and performed the other regular functions of government.

Bar-Kokhba’s end came in 135. Jerusalem not being suitable to withstand a siege, he led the remnants of his army to Bathar (the present Bittir), which is located on high ground about ten miles southwest of Jerusalem, 25 miles from the Dead Sea and 35 miles from the Mediterranean. The dimensions of the ancient town were roughly rectangular, with a north-south length of about 600 meters and an east-west width of about 200 metres. The south half of the town was fortified. These dimensions plus the fact of the estimates for the Jewish population of Palestine of the time ranged from a low of 500,000 to a high of 2.5 million make it unlikely that Bar-Kokhba’s Bethar army numbered as many as 50,000 men.

The Romans laid siege to Bethar in the summer of 135 and Bar-Kokhba’s resistance collapsed in August. The Romans broke into the fortress and Bar-Kokhba was killed in that final battle.

For general reasons it seems unlikely that the Romans carried out a massacre of the Jewish population of Bethar. The only “evidence” for a general massacre occurs in the Talmudic literature (including in this context the Midrash Rabbah) which for reasons unknown comments extensively on the siege of Bethar and its supposed aftermath. Except where noted, the Talmudic passages are reproduced in the Appendix to the book Bar-Kokhba by the archaeologist Yigael Yadin.

The size of Bar-Kokhba’s Bethar army is given as 200,000 men. Bar-Kakhba is said to have been so tough that, when the Romans catapulted missiles into his fort, he would intercept the missiles with his knee with such force that he would knock them back into the faces of the astonished Romans, killing many.

The Talmud goes on to claim that the number of Jews killed by the Romans after the fortress fell was 4 billion “or as some say” 40 million, while the Midrash Rabbah reports 800 million martyred Jews. In order to reassure us that these figures are given in earnest, the necessarily accompanying events are set forth.

The blood of the slain Jews reached to the nostrils of the Romans’ horses and then, like a tidal wave, plunged a distance of one mile or four miles to the sea, carrying large boulders along with it, and staining the sea a distance of four miles out.

The Jewish school children of Bethar, according to the Talmudic literature, were of course not spared by the Romans, who are said to have wrapped each of them in his scroll, and then burned all of them, the number of these school children having been 64 million or at least 150,000 (the approximate present public school population of Washington, D.C.).

The Romans matched the Germans in efficiency, for the bodies of the slain Jews were used to build a fence around Hadrian’s vineyard, which is said to have been eighteen miles square, and blood saved over from the tidal wave was used to fertilize Roman vineyards for seven years.

30 thoughts to “Talmudic Liars: Masters of Mendacity”

    1. “If lying was illegal, Jew would die of asphyxiation.”
      Because…? They would balk at committing an illegality?
      Only if lying would somehow suddenly become physiologically impossible would they die of asphyxiation because lying is Jewish oxygen.

      1. exactly my point, like fish out of water, vampire cooking in sunlight, … watch what happens to jew when he is exposed to truth, he cringes, lips curled back in a feral snarl, chicken flavored sweat cascading, babbles incoherently about pedal driven brain bashing machines, offering money, geld, let my people go!

        Name one time when a jew balked at illegality, only at getting caught but nowadays even that doesn’t work, every jew is a child of holocaust survivors, more freedom to murder than 007 could dream of.

  1. Too many holes in the official Holocaust story. Why would the Nazis transport Jews all the way to Auschwitz in Poland to kill them? Why use irritant cyanide gas (Zyklon) when people crowded into an airtight room will soon suffocate? Why were thare so many (4.3 million) suvivors? why did the Red cross only give 272,000 as the total number of deaths in ALL the camps? Why was there a hospital, a pharmacy, a theatre, an orchestra, a choir, a library and a swimming pool at Auschwitz, in a death camp? Why were there no signs on wartime aerial photographs of the trainloads of coke that would have been required to incinerate millions of bodies? Why weren’t thousands of tons of ashes and bones ever found. The piles of bodies show emaciation typical of starvation and disease; something that would not have time to occur if people were being gassed. It was Typhus, dysentery and starvation that killed them, because by the end of 1944 allied bombing had destroyed the infrastructure of Germany.

    4.3 million “survivors” were paid lump sums and pensions by the post-war German govenment. The Holocaust was a gigantic shakedown.

    1. “The Holocaust was a gigantic shakedown.”

      ‘Is’ … the holocaust is a giant shakedown. They payments are still on-going. It is projected that by the year 2020 Germany will have paid out $200-billion in holocaust reparation payments. After the Soviet Union self-imploded in 1989 we learned, from German documents in the Soviet’s possession, there were 4.2-million Jews in areas under Nazi control. After the war, 4.1-million Jews filed claims for reparation payments. Only Jews under Nazi control could file such claims.

      In addition, Germany has made reparation payments to a country that did not exists at the time … Israel.

    2. Jewish control of the media has allowed them to lie by OMISSION. Example, the fact that It was five Jews who executed the Tsar and his young family has NEVER been exposed on television.

      We are only allowed to say nice things about Jews.

    3. The Holocaust and Jewish fantasy/paranoia has also become the main reason for the power of Jews. The Jewish Neocons led us into war with Iraq, even though there was not a single Iraqi on the 911 planes. What mattered to them was that Iraq, with the biggest army in the region, posed a potential threat to Israel.

      Jewish leadership is aiming for world domination. If ever we get a world government you can bet it will be promoted by Jews and then controlled by Jews.

      Resistance is not futile, and our main weapon is the truth, to expose the hidden history of the Jews regarding the Holocaust, the Bolshevik Revolution (Coup d’etat), the spying and the attack on the Liberty etc.

      1. If the truth of Jewish history came out the gentile population would be outraged, after 70 years of Jewish leaders pleading special treatment because of the “suffering” of the Jews. The Jewish Lobby and Israel would lose all credibilty, and thus their power.

  2. Ha!

    Talk about yer embellishments. When Romans catapulted missiles into his fort, Bar-Kokhba’s knees were knockin’ all right, with a long dribble of pee fallin’ down below them!

  3. The Romans laid siege to Bethar in the summer of 135 and Bar-Kokhba’s resistance collapsed in August.

    After Bar Kockba had a medial ligament sprain, no more home runs.
    Moved to a specially chosen reinforced location and what? didn’t last a month?

    It would be even shorter if a real power took aim at them today, say Iran, there’d be lot of Jews dressing up as Palestinians or getting into burkas all of a sudden, praying to St Rachel Corrie for salvation.

  4. Jewish grotesque exaggerations and absurd concoctions are older than the Talmud, already the Old Testament is full of them. For a list of these, go to Bible Absurdities at :


  5. Neither Churchill nor Eisenhower ever made any official statements regarding 6 Million Jews gassed in death camps.

    1. Nor did general De Gaulle.

      The three main characters from the wartime wrote their Memoirs. About 7000 pages in total and not ONE word on the Holocaust nor gas chambers. How is that possible?!

  6. Talmudic Liars are even MORE accepted today. Hoffman exposes them.


    Friday, April 15, 2016
    Republican Party is told to follow the Talmud
    By Michael Hoffman

    Today the celebrated libertarian Lew Rockwell published a column advocating Talmudic ethics as a corrective for GOP corruption. No, this is not a joke. You read those words correctly.

    The essay, “The Babylonian Talmud vs. the Colorado GOP,” lectures gentile Republicans on the corrective they need to straighten their party out: the ethical integrity of Rabbi Moses Maimonides and the wisdom of the Talmud of Babylon! 

    1. Michael Hoffman commented…

      From my book Judaism Discovered, p. 15:

      “Shortly after the U.S. invasion of Iraq, sixteen commandos from the U.S. Army’s elite ‘MET Alpha’ unit, under the command of Col. Richard R. McPhee, were dispatched on a mission to search Baghdad for rabbinic antiquities, including ‘one of the most ancient copies of the Talmud in existence, dating from the seventh century.”


    2. Yes Pat, I recently signed up for Lew Rockwell’s website, although I rarely read the articles, as something felt
      When I saw this recent headlined article that you mentioned, I was shocked and appalled. Then I did a background check on Lew “Rockwell”.
      Is there no escaping their deceptions, now Jews are Libertarians? Their theft of our Gentile names has lead
      many an innocent astray. I wrote a scathing letter of protest, as I unsubscribed to his treachery. This is a sign of the times. They are actually coming out with the Talmud as a roadmap for justice. Their sheer arrogance will be their undoing. For Mr. “Rockwell”, in promoting the Talmud as a symbol for justice, most likely is quite aware of its more psychopathic passages. The sad truth is that those under the mind-control of the Judeo-Christian belief system, have a major blind spot, even many of those supposedly within the truth movement.

      All lies, especially huge lies of the utmost monumental manipulations, eventually collapse under their own weight. I just hope I live long enough to see the lies fall.

      1. VERACES
        “…huge lies…eventually collapse under their own weights.”
        Sorry, it is weightless, but big collapse is possible.
        “I just hope I live long enough to see the lies fall.” Hardly possible even if you live Methuselah age. Good hope anyway.

    3. “Talmudic ethics”, now that’s an oxymoron if ever there was one ! Same for “Maimonides ethics”!

  7. “But it remained for the Jews, with their unqualified capacity for falsehood, and their fighting comrades, the Marxists, to impute responsibility for the downfall precisely to the man who alone had shown a superhuman will and energy in his effort to prevent the catastrophe which he had foreseen and to save the nation from that hour of complete overthrow and shame. By placing responsibility for the loss of the world war on the shoulders of Ludendorff they took away the weapon of moral right from the only adversary dangerous enough to be likely to succeed in bringing the betrayers of the Fatherland to Justice.

    All this was inspired by the principle–which is quite true within itself–that in the big lie there is always a certain force of credibility; because the broad masses of a nation are always more easily corrupted in the deeper strata of their emotional nature than consciously or voluntarily; and thus in the primitive simplicity of their minds they more readily fall victims to the big lie than the small lie, since they themselves often tell small lies in little matters but would be ashamed to resort to large-scale falsehoods. It would never come into their heads to fabricate colossal untruths, and they would not believe that others could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously. Even though the facts which prove this to be so may be brought clearly to their minds, they will still doubt and waver and will continue to think that there may be some other explanation. For the grossly impudent lie always leaves traces behind it, even after it has been nailed down, a fact which is known to all expert liars in this world and to all who conspire together in the art of lying. These people know only too well how to use falsehood for the basest purposes.

    From time immemorial. however, the Jews have known better than any others how falsehood and calumny can be exploited. Is not their very existence founded on one great lie, namely, that they are a religious community, whereas in reality they are a race? And what a race! One of the greatest thinkers that mankind has produced has branded the Jews for all time with a statement which is profoundly and exactly true. He (Schopenhauer) called the Jew “The Great Master of Lies”. Those who do not realize the truth of that statement, or do not wish to believe it, will never be able to lend a hand in helping Truth to prevail.”

    —Adolf Hitler , Mein Kampf, vol. I, ch. X[1]

  8. (This is off-topic but Lasha told me to do it this way since comments on the other article are closed)


    With reference to remarks by Franklin Rykaert here:


    in which Rykaert self-righteously accuses the Wehrmacht of mass rapes and other crimes.

    Rykaert simply quotes a Wikipedia article here (including references to footnotes, but not the footnotes themselves, which is always a dead giveaway that a person is simply copying off Wikipedia):


    which states as follows:

    “…one report by the International Military Tribunal stated that “in the city of Smolensk the German Command opened a brothel for officers in one of the hotels into which hundreds of women and girls were driven; they were mercilessly dragged down the street by their arms and hair…”

    The above is simply a quotation from a “Soviet War Crimes Report”, quoted by the Soviet prosecutor on p. 456 of vol. VII of the Nuremberg Trial transcript, and described, on Volume VII, p. 453, as “a note by the People’s Commissar for Foreign Affairs of the U.S.S.R., V. M. Molotov, dated 6 January 1942, submitted to the Tribunal as “Exhibit Number USSR-51”, and read out in open court by Councillor Lev N. Smirnov on 14 February 1946.
    I have reproduced this page photographically on page 203 of MADE IN RUSSIA: THE HOLOCAUST.

    I have reproduced and/or translated several of these reports and other Soviet “evidence”, including numerous forgeries, on my site http: //www.cwporter.com/articles.htm.

    (See also http: //www.cwporter.com/innocent.htm and many other articles.)

    The “statements” of the “witnesses” and other documents are never attached to the reports, and the reports are never signed (except as “true copies” by the Soviet officials in charge of the commission”.

    One of these reports (USSR-54) “proves” German guilt for the mass killings at Katyn; Soviet guilt for this crime was officially admitted by the Russian government in 1989; a translation of this “report” by myself may be found here (http://www.cwporter.com/k1.htm); photographic excerpts from the same report are reproduced on pp. 100-120 of MADE IN RUSSIA: THE HOLOCAUST (available from amazon or for free on the Internet).

    Another “Soviet War Crimes report” (USSR-52) “proves” the mass-murder by pedal-driven brain-bashing machine of 840,000 Russian POWs at Sachsenhausen in 30 days.


    or, in book form, MADE IN RUSSIA: THE HOLOCAUST (hereinafter: M.I.R.T.H.), pp. 15-16.

    For a photographic reproduction of the “original” document (in Russian, with typewritten signature in Russian by the German “witness”, who may never even have existed for all we know), see


    Does Rykaert believe this? Does he believe in the pedal-driven brain-bashing machine? Does he believe the Germans killed the Polish officers at Katyn? Has he read Report USSR-54? The Russians admitted their guilt for this crime in 1989.

    The book by Birgit Beck which Rykaert so proudly quotes apparently does not exist in English translation. So I don’t believe Rykaert has read it.

    In any case, you can take any book on German atrocities or the so-called “Hoaxoco$t”, any book at all: look at the footnotes. You will find these “reports” and other Soviet forgeries quoted by the dozen, if not in the hundreds.

    Probably 75-95% of all the “Hoaxoco$t” evidence you will ever see is pure Communist propaganda.

    This is true of Shirer, Hilberg, Reitlinger, all of them. Forget the text, just look at the footnotes. They are all garbage.

    For one thing, there are no original documents. Nobody has ever seen them. Nobody knows where they are.

    I shall refrain from insulting Rykaert’s intelligence by suggesting that now that he has proven himself capable of reading Wikipedia, perhaps he should graduate to comic books?

    Might I suggest that he begin with Sergeant Rock? Or is that too difficult for him?

    Carlos W. Porter
    22 April 2016

    The job well done, Carlos, sound criticism. If everyone is judged according to one’s merits no one escapes flogging.
    But problem is more grave – we are lagging behind the events and dancing to aliens’ tune. Denouncing what happened in the past and no longer presents danger, without getting to the core of the problem, is the way to new calamities.

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