The real images of the Israelites have been hidden over time. With the originals either, locked away or painted over and fake historical paintings created. All according to prophesy.
1 Maccabees 3:48 | And laid open the book of the law, wherein the heathen had sought to paint the likeness of their images.
The heathen referenced at the Edomites. The book of Maccabees took place during our first captivity under the Edomites, where they sought to hide the heritage of the Israelites and paint themselves as gods & judges. Job prophesied of this.
Job 9:24 | The earth is given into the hand of the wicked: he covereth the faces of the judges thereof; if not, where, and who is he?
Ezekiel 36:5 | Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Surely in the fire of my jealousy have I spoken against the residue of the heathen, and against all Idumea, which have appointed my land into their possession with the joy of all their heart, with despiteful minds, to cast it out for a prey.
Which leads us to where we are today. Idumea=Edom, the chief tribe of which is in possession of our Holy Land today. That chief tribe of the Edomites are the Amalakites.
Exodus 17:16 | For he said, Because the LORD hath sworn that the LORD will have war with Amalek from generation to generation.
Amalek is prophesied to be blotted out from the earth along with the rest of the nation of Edom, after we are restored as the ruling nation of kings and priests.
Obadiah 1:17 | But upon mount Zion shall be deliverance, and there shall be holiness; and the house of Jacob shall possess their possessions. 18And the house of Jacob shall be a fire, and the house of Joseph a flame, and the house of Esau for stubble, and they shall kindle in them, and devour them; and there shall not be any remaining of the house of Esau; for the LORD hath spoken it.
Deuteronomy 25:19 | Therefore it shall be, when the LORD thy God hath given thee rest from all thine enemies round about, in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance to possess it, that thou shalt blot out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven; thou shalt not forget it.