Edom, Edomites or Esau are terms used by Black Hebrew Israelites to refer to people whom they believe to be enemies of God, and whom they describe as having descended from the biblical figure, Esau. References are used as insults to show clear racial differences; Blacks are believed to be the chosen race while Esau's descendants are cursed by God. The term is also used by white supremacist adherents of the racist and antisemitic religious sect Christian Identity to refer to Jews. Adherents claim Jews are descended from Esau/Edom rather than from ancient Israelites. Christian Identity followers argue ancient Israelites were actually the forebears of white Europeans.