When the [Edomite-]Jews were finally run out of Palestine by the Romans in A.D. 70, the bulk of them moved on up into the ancient city of Byzantium, later named Constantinople. They settled in and around there, and they were there until approximately 300 A.D. By that time their consistent rascality had again become so intolerable that they were run out. They went east and northeast into this Khazar kingdom. The Khazars were pagan, as they came in from central Asia. You’ll remember that Mohammedanism began its rise in 622 A.D. among the Saracens, the Arabs, and it spread very rapidly. About 640 A.D., three religions were attempting to proselytize Bulan, the king of the Khazars; Christianity, Mohammedanism and Judaism. The Jews were the best salesmen. They convinced Bulan, and in those days to differ with the king strongly on matters of religion didn’t make you a very favorable life insurance risk. Hence, conversion to Judaism spread quite rapidly. In a single one-day ceremony, some 4,000 of the nobility of the Khazar kingdom were officially converted to Judaism. In fact, it became a part of the constitution of the Khazar kingdom that no man, even though legitimately entitled to the throne by birth, no man could take the throne of the Khazar Kingdom unless he was by religion a Jew.