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10 Lost Tribes of Israel

 

 

As you read this section of the website, please keep in mind that surveys have shown that over 75% of the population of the United States consider themselves Christian, making the U.S. the most Christian nation on earth (Reference: 2001 American Religious Identification Survey).  Also see "Pew Global Attitudes Project". 

 

 

Genesis 35

10.  And God said unto him, Thy name is Jacob: thy name shall not be called any more Jacob, but Israel shall be thy name: and he called his name Israel.

11.  And God said unto him, I am God Almighty: be fruitful and multiply; a nation and a company of nations shall be of thee, and kings shall come out of thy loins;

 

 

Studying the tribes of Israel can be confusing.  Originally, Jacob (renamed Israel) had 12 sons by 4 wives (Leah, Rachel, Bilhah, Zilpah) which became the original tribes.

Leah:  1> Reuben, 2> Simeon, 3> Levi, 4> Judah, 5> Issachar, 6> Zebulun

Rachel:  7> Joseph (Ephraim & Manasseh), 8> Benjamin

Bilhah (Rachel's servant) 9> Dan, 10> Naphtali

Zilpah (Leah's servant) 11> Gad, 12> Asher

 

After Moses died, in the promised land Joshua divided the land to the tribes.  Levi did not receive land because they were priests.  Also, the sons of Joseph (Ephraim & Manasseh) were elevated to tribes by Jacob.

 

After the death of Solomon, the state of Israel divided.  Judah and Benjamin (possibly the Levies) were to the south which is known as the Jewish People became the Kingdom of Judah.  The Kingdom of Judah has its capitol in Jerusalem.  The rest of the tribes to the north remained the Kingdom of Israel, having its capital in Samaria.  Israel and Judah maintained separate kingdoms for over two centuries.  In 722 B.C., Israel was conquered by the Assyrians, and the 10 tribes were scattered being referred to as "The Ten Lost Tribes of Israel".  In 586 B.C. the Kingdom of Judah was overthrown by the Chaldeans under Nebuchadnezzar.  When Cyrus the Persian conquered the Chaldeans, he freed the Jews and allowed them to return to their native land.  In  332 B.C, it was captured by Alexander the Great and after his death was placed under the rule of Egypt.  In 63 B.C, it became a Roman protectorate. 


Have you ever wondered why throughout history the European nations and Americas have always been driven to spread Christianity throughout the world?  These Christian nations are also the most blessed people of the world.  God told Abraham his descendants would be as the stars of heaven and the sand of the sea.  Pay special attention to Isaiah 10:22.  Do you think God would allow the 10 tribes to be eliminated for eternity?

 

 

Genesis 22

14.  And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovahjireh: as it is said to this day, In the mount of the Lord it shall be seen.

15.  And the angel of the Lord called unto Abraham out of heaven the second time,

16.  And said, By myself have I sworn, saith the Lord, for because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son:

17.  That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies;

18.  And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice.

 

 

Genesis 28

10.  And Jacob went out from Beersheba, and went toward Haran.

11.  And he lighted upon a certain place, and tarried there all night, because the sun was set; and he took of the stones of that place, and put them for his pillows, and lay down in that place to sleep.

12.  And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it.

13.  And, behold, the Lord stood above it, and said, I am the Lord God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac: the land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed;

14.  And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south: and in thee and in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed.

15.  And, behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee in all places whither thou goest, and will bring thee again into this land; for I will not leave thee, until I have done that which I have spoken to thee of.

 

 

Isaiah 10: 20-27

20.  And it shall come to pass in that day, that the remnant of Israel, and such as are escaped of the house of Jacob, shall no more again stay upon him that smote them; but shall stay upon the Lord, the Holy One of Israel, in truth.

21.  The remnant shall return, even the remnant of Jacob, unto the mighty God.

22.  For though thy people Israel be as the sand of the sea, yet a remnant of them shall return: the consumption decreed shall overflow with righteousness.

23.  For the Lord God of hosts shall make a consumption, even determined, in the midst of all the land.

24.  Therefore thus saith the Lord God of hosts, O my people that dwellest in Zion, be not afraid of the Assyrian: he shall smite thee with a rod, and shall lift up his staff against thee, after the manner of Egypt.

25.  For yet a very little while, and the indignation shall cease, and mine anger in their destruction.

26.  And the Lord of hosts shall stir up a scourge for him according to the slaughter of Midian at the rock of Oreb: and as his rod was upon the sea, so shall he lift it up after the manner of Egypt.

27.  And it shall come to pass in that day, that his burden shall be taken away from off thy shoulder, and his yoke from off thy neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing.

 

 

Current Day Map of Caucasus Region 

 

 

Caucasian (k-kzhen, -kzhen) adjective

1.  Anthropology. Of, relating to, or being a major human racial division traditionally distinguished by physical characteristics such as very light to brown skin pigmentation and straight to wavy or curly hair, and including peoples indigenous to Europe, northern Africa, western Asia, and India. No longer in scientific use.

2. Of or relating to the Caucasus region or its peoples, languages, or cultures.

 

Caucasus (kke-ses) also Caucasia (k-kzhe, -she)

A region between the Black and Caspian seas that includes Russia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, and Armenia. Inhabited before 2000 B.C., it was the scene of countless invasions over the millenniums.

 

Where did the name “Caucasian” name come from? The peoples living north of the Cascasus Mountains during the time that Israel was scattered called these new people “Caucasians”.   Israel moved north to Europe and forgot who they are.  The tribe of Judah (or Jews) stayed in the Middle East. 

 

Japheth was one of Noah’s sons, being of pure Adamic bloodline.  It is interesting to note that many historians regard Japheth to be the father of the Europeans also being the ancestor of Jacob.  If the sons of Japheth had already migrated through Europe, the descendants of Jacob (Israel) could have mingled with the peoples of Europe allowing a quick growth of the population.  People called Caucasian today may or may NOT be of one of the lost tribes of Israel because one could be Adamic in race, but not a descendant of Jacob.  Adam means ruddy (ability to blush; show blood in the face; Caucasian).

 

Shem Genealogy Reference:  http://www.ldolphin.org/cooper/appen1.html

Ham Genealogy Reference:  http://www.ldolphin.org/cooper/appen2.html

Japheth Genealogy Reference: http://www.ldolphin.org/cooper/appen3.html

 

The European royalty are possibly (and probably) of the ten lost tribes.  Some scholars believe that "Jacobs Pillar" is what is now called the "Stone of Scones" located in Scotland.  This sandstone has been used for centuries during the coronation ceremony for kings and queens in Great Britain, England, Ireland, and Scotland.  

 

 

Adam - Strong's Number: 120  - Transliterated: 'adam - Phonetic: aw-dawm'

Text:  from 119; ruddy i.e. a human being (an individual or the species, mankind, etc.): --X another, hypocrite, common sort, X low, man (mean, of low degree), person.

 

1 Chronicles 1

1. Adam, Sheth, Enosh,

2. Kenan, Mahalaleel, Jered,

3. Henoch, Methuselah, Lamech,

4. Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

5. The sons of Japheth; Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras.

6. And the sons of Gomer; Ashchenaz, and Riphath, and Togarmah.

7. And the sons of Javan; Elishah, and Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim.

8. The sons of Ham; Cush, and Mizraim, Put, and Canaan.

9. And the sons of Cush; Seba, and Havilah, and Sabta, and Raamah, and Sabtecha. And the sons of Raamah; Sheba, and Dedan.

10. And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be mighty upon the earth.

11. And Mizraim begat Ludim, and Anamim, and Lehabim, and Naphtuhim,

12. And Pathrusim, and Casluhim, (of whom came the Philistines,) and Caphthorim.

13. And Canaan begat Zidon his firstborn, and Heth,

14. The Jebusite also, and the Amorite, and the Girgashite,

15. And the Hivite, and the Arkite, and the Sinite,

16. And the Arvadite, and the Zemarite, and the Hamathite.

17. The sons of Shem; Elam, and Asshur, and Arphaxad, and Lud, and Aram, and Uz, and Hul, and Gether, and Meshech.

18. And Arphaxad begat Shelah, and Shelah begat Eber.

19. And unto Eber were born two sons: the name of the one was Peleg; because in his days the earth was divided: and his brother's name was Joktan.

20. And Joktan begat Almodad, and Sheleph, and Hazarmaveth, and Jerah,

21. Hadoram also, and Uzal, and Diklah,

22. And Ebal, and Abimael, and Sheba,

23. And Ophir, and Havilah, and Jobab. All these were the sons of Joktan.

24. Shem, Arphaxad, Shelah,

25. Eber, Peleg, Reu,

26. Serug, Nahor, Terah,

27. Abram; the same is Abraham.

28. The sons of Abraham; Isaac, and Ishmael.

 

 

Matthew 1

1. The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.

2. Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat Judas and his brethren;

 

 

Mark 5

22. And, behold, there cometh one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name; and when he saw him, he fell at his feet,

23. And besought him greatly, saying, My little daughter lieth at the point of death: I pray thee, come and lay thy hands on her, that she may be healed; and she shall live.

24. And Jesus went with him; and much people followed him, and thronged him.

25. And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve years,

26. And had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse,

27. When she had heard of Jesus, came in the press behind, and touched his garment.

28. For she said, If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole.

29. And straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of that plague.

30. And Jesus, immediately knowing in himself that virtue had gone out of him, turned him about in the press, and said, Who touched my clothes?

31. And his disciples said unto him, Thou seest the multitude thronging thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me?

32. And he looked round about to see her that had done this thing.

33. But the woman fearing and trembling, knowing what was done in her, came and fell down before him, and told him all the truth.

34. And he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague.

35. While he yet spake, there came from the ruler of the synagogue's house certain which said, Thy daughter is dead: why troublest thou the Master any further?

36. As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, he saith unto the ruler of the synagogue, Be not afraid, only believe.

37. And he suffered no man to follow him, save Peter, and James, and John the brother of James.

38. And he cometh to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, and seeth the tumult, and them that wept and wailed greatly.

39. And when he was come in, he saith unto them, Why make ye this ado, and weep? the damsel is not dead, but sleepeth.

40. And they laughed him to scorn. But when he had put them all out, he taketh the father and the mother of the damsel, and them that were with him, and entereth in where the damsel was lying.

41. And he took the damsel by the hand, and said unto her, Talitha cumi; which is, being interpreted, Damsel, I say unto thee, arise.

42. And straightway the damsel arose, and walked; for she was of the age of twelve years. And they were astonished with a great astonishment.

43. And he charged them straitly that no man should know it; and commanded that something should be given her to eat.

 

 

Do not overlook that both the woman had suffered twelve years and the little girl was twelve years old. The number twelve is symbolic for the twelve tribes of mother Israel. Jesus in the bigger picture was showing that he was the messiah predicted by prophets being sent by the Father to heal and save his people.

 

Why did Christ say "Talitha cumi"? This is a Syriac version of Aramaic language, meaning, "Little maid, arise." Peter who was present when the miracle happened, recalled the actual words used by our Lord, and told them to Mark. So why use this version of Aramaic; why would Christ speak in Syriac?

 

Ten tribes of Israel were scattered by Assyria (Syriac language). God punished Israel and scattered his people. This lets us know that through faith, Christ would heal the twelve tribes of Israel including the ten lost tribes. The ten tribes still exist, however to a large extent they do not know who they are even to this day.

 

 

Isaiah 7

14. Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.

15. Butter and honey shall he eat, that he may know to refuse the evil, and choose the good.

16. For before the child shall know to refuse the evil, and choose the good, the land that thou abhorrest shall be forsaken of both her kings.

17. The Lord shall bring upon thee, and upon thy people, and upon thy father's house, days that have not come, from the day that Ephraim departed from Judah; even the king of Assyria.

18. And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall hiss for the fly that is in the uttermost part of the rivers of Egypt, and for the bee that is in the land of Assyria.

19. And they shall come, and shall rest all of them in the desolate valleys, and in the holes of the rocks, and upon all thorns, and upon all bushes.

20. In the same day shall the Lord shave with a rasor that is hired, namely, by them beyond the river, by the king of Assyria, the head, and the hair of the feet: and it shall also consume the beard.

21. And it shall come to pass in that day, that a man shall nourish a young cow, and two sheep;

22. And it shall come to pass, for the abundance of milk that they shall give he shall eat butter: for butter and honey shall every one eat that is left in the land.

23. And it shall come to pass in that day, that every place shall be, where there were a thousand vines at a thousand silverlings, it shall even be for briers and thorns.

24. With arrows and with bows shall men come thither; because all the land shall become briers and thorns.

25. And on all hills that shall be digged with the mattock, there shall not come thither the fear of briers and thorns: but it shall be for the sending forth of oxen, and for the treading of lesser cattle.

 

Immanuel means "God with us".

 

 

Isaiah 8

1. Moreover the Lord said unto me, Take thee a great roll, and write in it with a man's pen concerning Mahershalalhashbaz.

2. And I took unto me faithful witnesses to record, Uriah the priest, and Zechariah the son of Jeberechiah.

3. And I went unto the prophetess; and she conceived, and bare a son. Then said the Lord to me, Call his name Mahershalalhashbaz.

4. For before the child shall have knowledge to cry, My father, and my mother, the riches of Damascus and the spoil of Samaria shall be taken away before the king of Assyria.

5. The Lord spake also unto me again, saying,

6. Forasmuch as this people refuseth the waters of Shiloah that go softly, and rejoice in Rezin and Remaliah's son;

7. Now therefore, behold, the Lord bringeth up upon them the waters of the river, strong and many, even the king of Assyria, and all his glory: and he shall come up over all his channels, and go over all his banks:

8. And he shall pass through Judah; he shall overflow and go over, he shall reach even to the neck; and the stretching out of his wings shall fill the breadth of thy land, O Immanuel.

9. Associate yourselves, O ye people, and ye shall be broken in pieces; and give ear, all ye of far countries: gird yourselves, and ye shall be broken in pieces; gird yourselves, and ye shall be broken in pieces.

10. Take counsel together, and it shall come to nought; speak the word, and it shall not stand: for God is with us.

11. For the Lord spake thus to me with a strong hand, and instructed me that I should not walk in the way of this people, saying,

12. Say ye not, A confederacy, to all them to whom this people shall say, A confederacy; neither fear ye their fear, nor be afraid.

13. Sanctify the Lord of hosts himself; and let him be your fear, and let him be your dread.

14. And he shall be for a sanctuary; but for a stone of stumbling and for a rock of offence to both the houses of Israel, for a gin and for a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem.

 

Here it is saying that the Lord is a "sanctuary" and "a stone of stumbling and for a rock of offence to both" Judah and Israel (the ten lost tribes). How can the Lord be both at the same time? Because the Lord will be a sanctuary for those who have faith and believe on him. He will be a stumbling block for those who do not believe in him and expect to receive eternal life by following the law.

Reference: Romans 9:  32. Wherefore? Because they sought it not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law. For they stumbled at that stumblingstone;

33. As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a stumblingstone and rock of offence: and whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.

15. And many among them shall stumble, and fall, and be broken, and be snared, and be taken.

16. Bind up the testimony, seal the law among my disciples.

17. And I will wait upon the Lord, that hideth his face from the house of Jacob, and I will look for him.

18. Behold, I and the children whom the Lord hath given me are for signs and for wonders in Israel from the Lord of hosts, which dwelleth in mount Zion.

19. And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter: should not a people seek unto their God? for the living to the dead?

20. To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.

21. And they shall pass through it, hardly bestead and hungry: and it shall come to pass, that when they shall be hungry, they shall fret themselves, and curse their king and their God, and look upward.

22. And they shall look unto the earth; and behold trouble and darkness, dimness of anguish; and they shall be driven to darkness.

 

 

Matthew 1

21. And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.

22. Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying,

23. Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.

 

 

 

 


 

 

Blessings (and Prophesy) for the 12 Tribes of Israel 

 

Genesis 48

1. And it came to pass after these things, that one told Joseph, behold, thy father is sick: and he took with him his two sons, Manasseh and Ephraim.

2. And one told Jacob, and said, Behold, thy son Joseph cometh unto thee: and Israel strengthened himself, and sat upon the bed.

3. And Jacob said unto Joseph, God Almighty appeared unto me at Luz in the land of Canaan, and blessed me,

4. And said unto me, Behold, I will make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, and I will make of thee a multitude of people; and will give this land to thy seed after thee for an everlasting possession.

5. And now thy two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh, which were born unto thee in the land of Egypt before I came unto thee into Egypt, are mine; as Reuben and Simeon, they shall be mine.

6. And thy issue, which thou begettest after them, shall be thine, and shall be called after the name of their brethren in their inheritance.

7. And as for me, when I came from Padan, Rachel died by me in the land of Canaan in the way, when yet there was but a little way to come unto Ephrath: and I buried her there in the way of Ephrath; the same is Bethlehem.

8. And Israel beheld Joseph's sons, and said, Who are these?

9. And Joseph said unto his father, They are my sons, whom God hath given me in this place. And he said, Bring them, I pray thee, unto me, and I will bless them.

10. Now the eyes of Israel were dim for age, so that he could not see. And he brought them near unto him; and he kissed them, and embraced them.

11. And Israel said unto Joseph, I had not thought to see thy face: and, lo, God hath shewed me also thy seed.

12. And Joseph brought them out from between his knees, and he bowed himself with his face to the earth.

13. And Joseph took them both, Ephraim in his right hand toward Israel's left hand, and Manasseh in his left hand toward Israel's right hand, and brought them near unto him.

14. And Israel stretched out his right hand, and laid it upon Ephraim's head, who was the younger, and his left hand upon Manasseh's head, guiding his hands wittingly; for Manasseh was the firstborn.

15. And he blessed Joseph, and said, God, before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac did walk, the God which fed me all my life long unto this day,

16. The Angel which redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and let my name be named on them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth.

17. And when Joseph saw that his father laid his right hand upon the head of Ephraim, it displeased him: and he held up his father's hand, to remove it from Ephraim's head unto Manasseh's head.

18. And Joseph said unto his father, Not so, my father: for this is the firstborn; put thy right hand upon his head.

19. And his father refused, and said, I know it, my son, I know it: he also shall become a people, and he also shall be great: but truly his younger brother shall be greater than he, and his seed shall become a multitude of nations.

20. And he blessed them that day, saying, In thee shall Israel bless, saying, God make thee as Ephraim and as Manasseh: and he set Ephraim before Manasseh.

21. And Israel said unto Joseph, Behold, I die: but God shall be with you, and bring you again unto the land of your fathers.

22. Moreover I have given to thee one portion above thy brethren, which I took out of the hand of the Amorite with my sword and with my bow.

 

 

Notice that the tribe of Joseph received double blessings through Ephraim and Manasseh.  Also, be aware that Israel (Jacob) had to cross his arms to lay his right hand on Ephraim. Typically, there is a cross on the flags of the commonwealths' of Great Britain.

 Great Britain    England    Ireland    Scotland

 

Ephraim may possibly Great Britain of today. Great Britain has become a multitude of nations with the royal crown.

Manasseh possibly the America's being a super power of the end times and a blessing to the world.

 

Fidei defensor:  In her capacity as queen of the United Kingdom, Elizabeth II is styled, "Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of Her other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith". The title, "Defender of the Faith", reflects her position as the Supreme Governor of the Church of England and she is thus formally superior to the Archbishop of Canterbury. The original Latin phrase - Fidei Defensor - is referred to on all current British coins by the abbreviations, F D or FID DEF. This reference was first added to British coins in 1714, during the reign of King George I. The decision of the Royal Mint to omit reference to the phrase (and other parts of the monarch's style) from the pre-decimal British so called "Godless Florin" in 1849, caused such a scandal that the coin was replaced.[1]

 

Reference:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fidei_defensor

 

 

Genesis 49

1. And Jacob called unto his sons, and said, Gather yourselves together, that I may tell you that which shall befall you in the last days.

2. Gather yourselves together, and hear, ye sons of Jacob; and hearken unto Israel your father.

3. Reuben, thou art my firstborn, my might, and the beginning of my strength, the excellency of dignity, and the excellency of power:

4. Unstable as water, thou shalt not excel; because thou wentest up to thy father's bed; then defiledst thou it: he went up to my couch.

5. Simeon and Levi are brethren; instruments of cruelty are in their habitations.

6. O my soul, come not thou into their secret; unto their assembly, mine honour, be not thou united: for in their anger they slew a man, and in their selfwill they digged down a wall.

7. Cursed be their anger, for it was fierce; and their wrath, for it was cruel: I will divide them in Jacob, and scatter them in Israel.

8. Judah, thou art he whom thy brethren shall praise: thy hand shall be in the neck of thine enemies; thy father's children shall bow down before thee.

9. Judah is a lion's whelp: from the prey, my son, thou art gone up: he stooped down, he couched as a lion, and as an old lion; who shall rouse him up?

10. The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.

11. Binding his foal unto the vine, and his ass's colt unto the choice vine; he washed his garments in wine, and his clothes in the blood of grapes:

12. His eyes shall be red with wine, and his teeth white with milk.

13. Zebulun shall dwell at the haven of the sea; and he shall be for an haven of ships; and his border shall be unto Zidon.

14. Issachar is a strong ass couching down between two burdens:

15. And he saw that rest was good, and the land that it was pleasant; and bowed his shoulder to bear, and became a servant unto tribute.

16. Dan shall judge his people, as one of the tribes of Israel.

17. Dan shall be a serpent by the way, an adder in the path, that biteth the horse heels, so that his rider shall fall backward.

18. I have waited for thy salvation, O Lord.

19. Gad, a troop shall overcome him: but he shall overcome at the last.

20. Out of Asher his bread shall be fat, and he shall yield royal dainties.

21. Naphtali is a hind let loose: he giveth goodly words.

22. Joseph is a fruitful bough, even a fruitful bough by a well; whose branches run over the wall:

23. The archers have sorely grieved him, and shot at him, and hated him:

24. But his bow abode in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob; (from thence is the shepherd, the stone of Israel:)

25. Even by the God of thy father, who shall help thee; and by the Almighty, who shall bless thee with blessings of heaven above, blessings of the deep that lieth under, blessings of the breasts, and of the womb:

26. The blessings of thy father have prevailed above the blessings of my progenitors unto the utmost bound of the everlasting hills: they shall be on the head of Joseph, and on the crown of the head of him that was separate from his brethren.

27. Benjamin shall ravin as a wolf: in the morning he shall devour the prey, and at night he shall divide the spoil.

28. All these are the twelve tribes of Israel: and this is it that their father spake unto them, and blessed them; every one according to his blessing he blessed them.

 

 

Jeremiah 23

1. Woe be unto the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! saith the Lord.

2. Therefore thus saith the Lord God of Israel against the pastors that feed my people; Ye have scattered my flock, and driven them away, and have not visited them: behold, I will visit upon you the evil of your doings, saith the Lord.

3. And I will gather the remnant of my flock out of all countries whither I have driven them, and will bring them again to their folds; and they shall be fruitful and increase.

4. And I will set up shepherds over them which shall feed them: and they shall fear no more, nor be dismayed, neither shall they be lacking, saith the Lord.

5. Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth.

6. In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is his name whereby he shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.

7. Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that they shall no more say, The Lord liveth, which brought up the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt;

8. But, The Lord liveth, which brought up and which led the seed of the house of Israel out of the north country, and from all countries whither I had driven them; and they shall dwell in their own land.

 

 

 

 


 

 

Israel’s Prophetic Marks

Above All Other Nations

Genesis 27

 26.  And his father Isaac said unto him, Come near now, and kiss me, my son.

 27.  And he came near, and kissed him: and he smelled the smell of his raiment, and blessed him, and said, See, the smell of my son is as the smell of a field which the Lord hath blessed:

 28.  Therefore God give thee of the dew of heaven, and the fatness of the earth, and plenty of corn and wine:

 29.  Let people serve thee, and nations bow down to thee: be lord over thy brethren, and let thy mother's sons bow down to thee: cursed be every one that curseth thee, and blessed be he that blesseth thee.

 

Deuteronomy 7

 6.  For thou art an holy people unto the Lord thy God: the Lord thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth.

 7.  The Lord did not set his love upon you, nor choose you, because ye were more in number than any people; for ye were the fewest of all people:

 8.  But because the Lord loved you, and because he would keep the oath which he had sworn unto your fathers, hath the Lord brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you out of the house of bondmen, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.

 9.  Know therefore that the Lord thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations;

 10.  And repayeth them that hate him to their face, to destroy them: he will not be slack to him that hateth him, he will repay him to his face.

 11.  Thou shalt therefore keep the commandments, and the statutes, and the judgments, which I command thee this day, to do them.

 12.  Wherefore it shall come to pass, if ye hearken to these judgments, and keep, and do them, that the Lord thy God shall keep unto thee the covenant and the mercy which he sware unto thy fathers:

 13.  And he will love thee, and bless thee, and multiply thee: he will also bless the fruit of thy womb, and the fruit of thy land, thy corn, and thy wine, and thine oil, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep, in the land which he sware unto thy fathers to give thee.

 

Deuteronomy 15

 5.  Only if thou carefully hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe to do all these commandments which I command thee this day.

 6.  For the Lord thy God blesseth thee, as he promised thee: and thou shalt lend unto many nations, but thou shalt not borrow; and thou shalt reign over many nations, but they shall not reign over thee.

 

 

 

A Maritime Power

 

Genesis 49: 25.  Even by the God of thy father, who shall help thee; and by the Almighty, who shall bless thee with blessings of heaven above, blessings of the deep that lieth under, blessings of the breasts, and of the womb:

 

Numbers 24: 7.  He shall pour the water out of his buckets, and his seed shall be in many waters, and his king shall be higher than Agag, and his kingdom shall be exalted.

 

Deuteronomy 33: 13.  And of Joseph he said, Blessed of the Lord be his land, for the precious things of heaven, for the dew, and for the deep that coucheth beneath,

 

Psalm 89:

 24.  But my faithfulness and my mercy shall be with him: and in my name shall his horn be exalted.

 25.  I will set his hand also in the sea, and his right hand in the rivers.

 

 

 

A Great Nation and A Company of Nations

Genesis 35: 11.  And God said unto him, I am God Almighty: be fruitful and multiply; a nation and a company of nations shall be of thee, and kings shall come out of thy loins;

 

Genesis 48: 19.  And his father refused, and said, I know it, my son, I know it: he also shall become a people, and he also shall be great: but truly his younger brother shall be greater than he, and his seed shall become a multitude of nations.

 

 

 

A People Glorying in Yahshua

 

Isaiah 41: 16.  Thou shalt fan them, and the wind shall carry them away, and the whirlwind shall scatter them: and thou shalt rejoice in the Lord, and shalt glory in the Holy One of Israel.

 

Acts 5: 31.  Him hath God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and a Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins.

 

Romans 11: 26.  And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob: 27.  For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins.

 

 

 

A Missionary People

Genesis 22: 18.  And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice. 

 

Genesis 28: 14.And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south: and in thee and in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed.

 

Isaiah 43

 9.  Let all the nations be gathered together, and let the people be assembled: who among them can declare this, and shew us former things? let them bring forth their witnesses, that they may be justified: or let them hear, and say, It is truth.

 10.  Ye are my witnesses, saith the Lord, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me.

 11.  I, even I, am the Lord; and beside me there is no saviour.

 

 

Isaiah 66:

 18.  For I know their works and their thoughts: it shall come, that I will gather all nations and tongues; and they shall come, and see my glory.

 19.  And I will set a sign among them, and I will send those that escape of them unto the nations, to Tarshish, Pul, and Lud, that draw the bow, to Tubal, and Javan, to the isles afar off, that have not heard my fame, neither have seen my glory; and they shall declare my glory among the Gentiles.

 

 

Custodian of Yahweh's Word

 

Psalm 147:

 19.  He sheweth his word unto Jacob, his statutes and his judgments unto Israel.

 20.  He hath not dealt so with any nation: and as for his judgments, they have not known them. Praise ye the Lord.

 

Isaiah 59: 21.  As for me, this is my covenant with them, saith the Lord; My spirit that is upon thee, and my words which I have put in thy mouth, shall not depart out of thy mouth, nor out of the mouth of thy seed, nor out of the mouth of thy seed's seed, saith the Lord, from henceforth and for ever.

 

 

Blind To Her Identity

 

Isaiah 29:

 10.  For the Lord hath poured out upon you the spirit of deep sleep, and hath closed your eyes: the prophets and your rulers, the seers hath he covered. 

  11.  And the vision of all is become unto you as the words of a book that is sealed, which men deliver to one that is learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I cannot; for it is sealed: 

 12.  And the book is delivered to him that is not learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I am not learned.

 

Isaiah 42

 16.  And I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not; I will lead them in paths that they have not known: I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight. These things will I do unto them, and not forsake them.

 17.  They shall be turned back, they shall be greatly ashamed, that trust in graven images, that say to the molten images, Ye are our gods.

 18.  Hear, ye deaf; and look, ye blind, that ye may see.

 19.  Who is blind, but my servant? or deaf, as my messenger that I sent? who is blind as he that is perfect, and blind as the Lord's servant?

 20.  Seeing many things, but thou observest not; opening the ears, but he heareth not.

 

Romans 11

 7.  What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded.

 8.  (According as it is written, God hath given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear;) unto this day.

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 25.  For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.

 

 

Possessing Gates of Her Enemies

 

Genesis 22: 17.  That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies;

 

Genesis 24: 60.  And they blessed Rebekah, and said unto her, Thou art our sister, be thou the mother of thousands of millions, and let thy seed possess the gate of those which hate them.

 

 

Multitudinous Seed

 

Genesis 13: 16.  And I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth: so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed also be numbered.

 

Genesis 15: 5.  And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be.

 

Genesis 24: 60.  And they blessed Rebekah, and said unto her, Thou art our sister, be thou the mother of thousands of millions, and let thy seed possess the gate of those which hate them.

 

Genesis 26: 4.  And I will make thy seed to multiply as the stars of heaven, and will give unto thy seed all these countries; and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed;

 

Genesis 28

 3.  And God Almighty bless thee, and make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, that thou mayest be a multitude of people;

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 14.  And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south: and in thee and in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed.

 

 

To Colonize And Spread Abroad

 

Genesis 28:14.And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south: and in thee and in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed.

Genesis 49: 22.  Joseph is a fruitful bough, even a fruitful bough by a well; whose branches run over the wall:

 

Deuteronomy 32: 8.  When the most high divided to the nations their inheritance, when he separated the sons of Adam, he set the bounds of the people according to the number of the children of Israel.

 

Deuteronomy 33: 17.  His glory is like the firstling of his bullock, and his horns are like the horns of unicorns: with them he shall push the people together to the ends of the earth: and they are the ten thousands of Ephraim, and they are the thousands of Manasseh.

 

Isaiah 26: 15.  Thou hast increased the nation, O Lord, thou hast increased the nation: thou art glorified: thou hadst removed it far unto all the ends of the earth.

 

Isaiah 27: 6.  He shall cause them that come of Jacob to take root: Israel shall blossom and bud, and fill the face of the world with fruit.

 

 

To Irrigate Deserts and Build Waste places

 

Isaiah 35: 1.  The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose.

 

Isaiah 43: 19.  Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.

Isaiah 58:

11.  And the Lord shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.

 12.  And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in.

 

To Possess Mineral and Agricultural Wealth

 

Genesis 49

25.  Even by the God of thy father, who shall help thee; and by the Almighty, who shall bless thee with blessings of heaven above, blessings of the deep that lieth under, blessings of the breasts, and of the womb:

 26.  The blessings of thy father have prevailed above the blessings of my progenitors unto the utmost bound of the everlasting hills: they shall be on the head of Joseph, and on the crown of the head of him that was separate from his brethren.

 

Deuteronomy 33

13.  And of Joseph he said, Blessed of the Lord be his land, for the precious things of heaven, for the dew, and for the deep that coucheth beneath,

 14.  And for the precious fruits brought forth by the sun, and for the precious things put forth by the moon,

 15.  And for the chief things of the ancient mountains, and for the precious things of the lasting hills,

 16.  And for the precious things of the earth and fulness thereof, and for the good will of him that dwelt in the bush: let the blessing come upon the head of Joseph, and upon the top of the head of him that was separated from his brethren.

 

 

A Throne Perpetually Occupied by a King or Queen of Davidic Lineage

 

II Samuel7: 13.  He shall build an house for my name, and I will stablish the throne of his kingdom for ever.

 

I Chronicles 22: 10.  He shall build an house for my name; and he shall be my son, and I will be his father; and I will establish the throne of his kingdom over Israel for ever.

 

Psalm 89:

 35.  Once have I sworn by my holiness that I will not lie unto David.

 36.  His seed shall endure for ever, and his throne as the sun before me.

 37.  It shall be established for ever as the moon, and as a faithful witness in heaven. Selah

Jeremiah 33:

 17.  For thus saith the Lord; David shall never want a man to sit upon the throne of the house of Israel;

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 20.  Thus saith the Lord; If ye can break my covenant of the day, and my covenant of the night, and that there should not be day and night in their season;

 

A Nation Forever

 

Jeremiah 31: 36.  If those ordinances depart from before me, saith the Lord, then the seed of Israel also shall cease from being a nation before me for ever.

 

 

Having a New Home in the Appointed Place

 

II Samuel 7: 10.  Moreover I will appoint a place for my people Israel, and will plant them, that they may dwell in a place of their own, and move no more; neither shall the children of wickedness afflict them any more, as beforetime,

 

Isaiah 41:

 1.  Keep silence before me, O islands; and let the people renew their strength: let them come near; then let them speak: let us come near together to judgment.

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 5.  The isles saw it, and feared; the ends of the earth were afraid, drew near, and came.

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 9.  Thou whom I have taken from the ends of the earth, and called thee from the chief men thereof, and said unto thee, Thou art my servant; I have chosen thee, and not cast thee away.

 

Isaiah 42

 4.  He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he have set judgment in the earth: and the isles shall wait for his law.

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 10.  Sing unto the Lord a new song, and his praise from the end of the earth, ye that go down to the sea, and all that is therein; the isles, and the inhabitants thereof.

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 12.  Let them give glory unto the Lord, and declare his praise in the islands.

 

Isaiah 49:

 1.  Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The Lord hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name.

 2.  And he hath made my mouth like a sharp sword; in the shadow of his hand hath he hid me, and made me a Polished shaft; in his quiver hath he hid me;

 3.  And said unto me, Thou art my servant, O Israel, in whom I will be glorified.

 

Isaiah 51: 5.  My righteousness is near; my salvation is gone forth, and mine arms shall judge the people; the isles shall wait upon me, and on mine arm shall they trust.

 

Jeremiah 31:

 8.  Behold, I will bring them from the north country, and gather them from the coasts of the earth, and with them the blind and the lame, the woman with child and her that travaileth with child together: a great company shall return thither.

 9.  They shall come with weeping, and with supplications will I lead them: I will cause them to walk by the rivers of waters in a straight way, wherein they shall not stumble: for I am a father to Israel, and Ephraim is my firstborn.

 10.  Hear the word of the Lord, O ye nations, and declare it in the isles afar off, and say, He that scattered Israel will gather him, and keep him, as a shepherd doth his flock.

 

 

To Possess the Stone of Israel

 

Genesis 28: 18.  And Jacob rose up early in the morning, and took the stone that he had put for his pillows, and set it up for a pillar, and poured oil upon the top of it.

 

Genesis 49: 22.  Joseph is a fruitful bough, even a fruitful bough by a well; whose branches run over the wall:

 23.  The archers have sorely grieved him, and shot at him, and hated him:

 24.  But his bow abode in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob; (from thence is the shepherd, the stone of Israel:)

 25.  Even by the God of thy father, who shall help thee; and by the Almighty, who shall bless thee with blessings of heaven above, blessings of the deep that lieth under, blessings of the breasts, and of the womb:

 26.  The blessings of thy father have prevailed above the blessings of my progenitors unto the utmost bound of the everlasting hills: they shall be on the head of Joseph, and on the crown of the head of him that was separate from his brethren.

II Kings 11: 14.  And when she looked, behold, the king stood by a pillar, as the manner was, and the princes and the trumpeters by the king, and all the people of the land rejoiced, and blew with trumpets: and Athaliah rent her clothes, and cried, Treason, Treason.

 

 

To Be Yahweh's Heritage

 

Deuteronomy 4: 20.  But the Lord hath taken you, and brought you forth out of the iron furnace, even out of Egypt, to be unto him a people of inheritance, as ye are this day.

 

Deuteronomy 14: 2.  For thou art an holy people unto the Lord thy God, and the Lord hath chosen thee to be a peculiar people unto himself, above all the nations that are upon the earth.

 

II Samuel 7: 23.  And what one nation in the earth is like thy people, even like Israel, whom God went to redeem for a people to himself, and to make him a name, and to do for you great things and terrible, for thy land, before thy people, which thou redeemedst to thee from Egypt, from the nations and their gods?

 24.  For thou hast confirmed to thyself thy people Israel to be a people unto thee for ever: and thou, Lord, art become their God.

 

Isaiah 43: 21.  This people have I formed for myself; they shall shew forth my praise.

 

 

To Be People Established In Righteousness

 

Isaiah 45: 25.  In the Lord shall all the seed of Israel be justified, and shall glory.

 

Isaiah 54: 14.  In righteousness shalt thou be established: thou shalt be far from oppression; for thou shalt not fear: and from terror; for it shall not come near thee.

 

Romans 11: 26.  And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob:

 

To Possess Yahweh's Holy Spirit As Well As His Word

 

Isaiah 44: 3.  For I will pour water upon him that is thirsty, and floods upon the dry ground: I will pour my spirit upon thy seed, and my blessing upon thine offspring:

 

Isaiah 59: 21.  As for me, this is my covenant with them, saith the Lord; My spirit that is upon thee, and my words which I have put in thy mouth, shall not depart out of thy mouth, nor out of the mouth of thy seed, nor out of the mouth of thy seed's seed, saith the Lord, from henceforth and for ever.

 

Hagai 2: 5.  According to the word that I covenanted with you when ye came out of Egypt, so my spirit remaineth among you: fear ye not.

 

 

Partial Ignorance of Relationship with Yahweh Until Revealing Comes

 

Ezekiel 39: 7.  So will I make my holy name known in the midst of my people Israel; and I will not let them pollute my holy name any more: and the heathen shall know that I am the Lord, the Holy One in Israel.

 22.  So the house of Israel shall know that I am the Lord their God from that day and forward.

 28.  Then shall they know that I am the Lord their God, which caused them to be led into captivity among the heathen: but I have gathered them unto their own land, and have left none of them any more there.

 

To Have A New Language 

 

Isaiah 28: 11.  For with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to this people.

 

 

To Be Hidden

 

Psalm 83: 3.  They have taken crafty counsel against thy people, and consulted against thy hidden ones.

 

Isaiah 49: 2.  And he hath made my mouth like a sharp sword; in the shadow of his hand hath he hid me, and made me a Polished shaft; in his quiver hath he hid me;

Matthew 13: 44.  Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field.

 

-- Bertrand L. Comparet

 

 

 

Tribe Locations?

1> Reuben - Holland

2> Simeon - Spain

3> Judah - Germany - (Pharez) - Ireland - (Zara) - (13)

4> Zebulun - France

5> Issachar - Finland

6> Dan - Denmark

7> Gad - Italy

8> Asher - Sweden

9> Naphtali - Norway

10> Ephraim - British Commonwealth

11> Manasseh - United States

12> Benjamin - Iceland

13> Levi - Not a nation / Scattered Priest

 

-- Pastor Paul Burnham

 

Reference #1:  http://www.studiesintheword.org/lost_ten_tribes.htm

 

 

 

Tribe Names & Migrations

Khumri:  732-700 B.C.

Gimira: 710-590 B.C.

Sakka from Isaaca

Scythians: 650-600 B.C.

Cimmerians (later called Celts): 650-500 B.C.

Caucasians: 600-500 B.C.

Cimbri: 525-300 B.C.

Celts: 400-100 B.C.

Danes: 450-1100 A.D.

Vikings - Normans - Saxons - Germans

 

Reference:  http://www.bibletribes.org/home/welcome/introduction

 

 

 

 


 

The Sanctuary and Dominion

By Bertrand L. Comparet

 

 

Those who have deeply studied the Bible know that the living descendants of Yahweh's people Israel are today those nations, which are commonly known as the Anglo Saxon group. This includes the British, Germans, Scandinavians, Dutch and their descendants in the United States and the various colonies of these nations. Knowing this fact enables us to explain and understand their history as the fulfillment of Bible prophecies concerning Israel. It also enables us to foretell their future by applying those few Bible prophecies concerning Israel, which have not yet been fulfilled.

 

Every event in our history, for 3,000 years, has demonstrated its faithful adherence to Yahweh's prophesied plan. Each event for its own purpose, which also required each event to come at its appointed time. If we lose sight of time, we misunderstand the purpose.

 

When the people of Israel entered the promised land of Palestine, they were 12 tribes organized into one nation, just like the United States of 50 states. Even from early times there were internal jealousies, which foretold the coming division into two nations. David was king over Judah for several years before he became king over all Israel.

 

On the death of King Solomon in 975 B.C., the nation was broken in two, and the ten northern tribes became a separate kingdom with their capital city at Samaria, keeping the name Israel. The two southern tribes of Judah and Benjamin kept the old capital city of Jerusalem and took the name Judah for their kingdom. The great turning points of our history are no mere accidents, Yahweh said of this division in I Kings 12:24, "This thing is of Me"

 

Israel left Egypt and entered Palestine as one nation. Yet Yahweh's purpose in the later division was already predestined. Psalm 114:1-2 tells us, "When Israel went out of Egypt, the house of Jacob from a people of a strange language, Judah was His sanctuary and Israel His dominion." There were two purposes to be served, each by a separate nation.

 

Through Yahshua, Yahweh reached down toward man to bring salvation, redemption and a good life under Yahweh's own rule. To complete the contract and receive these gifts, man reached up toward Yahweh through Yahweh's chosen people Israel. What is lost too often is the fact that Yahweh's purpose toward man involves more than just the religious phase, necessary though that is. For what purpose are we saved? It is to live in the kingdom of Yahweh, that same kingdom of Yahweh which Yahshua preached throughout His entire career. The end of Yahweh's purpose is social, economic, and governmental, to which the other is but the means. Hence, we must recognize both the religious and the governmental purposes.

 

Yahshua came the first time as our high priest, to offer on our behalf the sacrifice of His own blood for our sins. He will come again as King of Kings to rule a worldwide empire from the throne of His own kingdom. A priest functions only at the altar, a king only from the throne. Hence, there must be provided for Him the altar of sacrifice at His first coming and the throne at His second coming, note how Yahweh fulfilled this. Psalm 114 tells us that Judah was His sanctuary and Israel His dominion. This was predestined from the time they left Egypt, five centuries before the nation was divided and 15 centuries before the crucifixion of Yahshua.

 

After the division into the two nations in 975 B.C., the 10 tribed northern kingdom of Israel had no need to remain any longer in Palestine. Its destiny was to furnish the dominion, the kingdom of Yahweh, to be ruled by Yahshua when He shall come the second time, the tiny land of Palestine can never furnish this. It would scarcely provide standing room for the multitudes, which Israel would become, according to Yahweh's promises in the Bible. It lacked the enormous resources promised to Israel, which were needed to produce the mighty power of the predestined kingdom. Accordingly, they were removed from their old Palestinian land by the Assyrian captivity. This seemed harsh at the time, yet it was necessary for they would not have left their old home voluntarily. After about 715 B.C., they were out of Palestine, embarked on the long migration, which would take them many centuries later, into their northern and western European homelands. From there they would spread into the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. In these new homes they developed such an advanced civilization, such wealth and power as were never known in all of the history of the world. This also was in fulfillment of Yahweh's prophecies for Israel. While they remained frankly and boldly Christian, these nations ruled half of the world. It was only after we allowed those who hate Yahshua to immigrate, to infiltrate our institutions, to influence and corrupt our leaders, that we have been put on the defensive and driven out of our colonial possessions. We must remember that it is Yahshua's dominion that we hold; we can keep it only as long as we hold it for Him. In these, the Israel nations, we find the dominion just as Psalm 114 prophesied. They had no part in the first coming of Yahshua, as the sanctuary for the high priest was not in their destiny.

 

What of the other, the southern two tribed kingdom of Judah? Originally, the throne had been in Judah, but out of the tribe of Judah was taken David and his family to be the kings. The throne was forever given to David and his descendants. The dominion was not in the destiny of the kingdom of Judah so the Davidic king ceased in Judah at the time of the Babylonian captivity. It was transferred to Ireland, where the two king lines of Pharez and Zarah were united. From here it can be traced to the British royal family of today thus the throne, the dominion, has remained in Israel.

 

However the sanctuary, the temple, remained in the southern kingdom of Judah. True, it was infiltrated and corrupted with alien priests and alien doctrines after the return from Babylon. Yet, it was still His sanctuary, even though occupied by usurpers, just as the kingdom is still His, even though usurpers have wrongfully occupied His land. Since only the sanctuary was to be there, we find no majestic dominion in Judah. In its very origin, it was reduced to only two out of the twelve tribes; it shrank in importance, becoming a vassal alternately to Egypt and Babylonia. After the Babylonian captivity it was vassal to Persia, Syria and finally the provinces of Rome.

 

Here was the sanctuary and to it came Yahshua. Here He offered Himself in sacrifice and entered into the holy of holies with His own blood as the offering for our sins. This completed the work of the sanctuary, the separate destiny of Judah and 40 years thereafter Judah ceased to exist as a nation separate from Israel.

 

Yahshua preached only the gospel of the kingdom of Yahweh, not the gospel of personal salvation. The prophets before Him had foretold His life, crucifixion, resurrection and the salvation of men and the redemption of Israel, which He accomplished thereby. Why repeat it? As Yahshua said, "If they will not hear Moses and the prophets, neither will they believe though one rose from the dead". Therefore He did not preach the part of His mission that was finished. It was time to preach the kingdom of Yahweh, to inspire His people Israel to work out their destiny in preparing for Him the kingdom, the dominion, for His second coming.

 

When He came the first time, the priests ignored the 114th Psalm and would not accept Him as Savior, as the great high priest, they would only accept Him as king or not at all. Today, nearly all churches make a similar mistake, they still ignore the 114th Psalm, they refuse to see we are Israel and our destiny is to furnish the dominion, not the sanctuary. They preach only a Savior, not a king; they offer Yahshua only the cross, not the crown. Yahweh's destiny was not to be frustrated, the Israel nation of Judah leads to Yahshua's first coming, the history of Israel leads to His second coming. The throne is as literal as the cross. He was given His sanctuary, now we must give Him His dominion.

 

 

 

 


 

 

The Camouflaged Nation

By Bertrand L. Comparet

 

 

 

The entire Bible, both Old and New Testaments, is written about and addressed to a race whom Yahweh calls My people Israel, they are not and never were Jews. All of Yahweh's promises in the Bible were made to Israel. Either Yahweh has failed miserably to carry out His promises, or else Israel, His people, are still to be found in the world today, receiving the blessings which Yahweh promised to them. If they are here, who are they and where have they been residing?

 

From the time of the exodus from Egypt, the people Israel were organized into a nation of 12 tribes, just like the United States of 50 states. After they entered the promised land of Palestine, Israel continued as this 12 tribed nation until the death of Solomon. Then they split into two nations, the ten northern tribes keeping the name Israel, while the two southern tribes took the name Judah. The northern kingdom Israel, was later conquered by Assyria and by 715 B.C., they were all deported and resettled around the southern end of the Caspian Sea. By 713 B.C., the Assyrians also invaded Judah and deported a large part of this population to the same Caspian Sea area.

 

From this time on, Bible history does not trace the further progress of Israel, except that the Apocrypha, II Esdras 13:40-45 traces their movements as far as ar-Sareth, valley of the Sereth river, which still bears that name in Romania. For many centuries, after the nation Israel disappeared from Bible history, Bible prophecy still promises the nation a magnificent future, recognizing their continued existence. Not only the Old Testament, but also all the books in the New Testament are addressed to Israel as I have shown you from time to time. Since Israel's Assyrian captivity, under what camouflage have they been hidden from our eyes during these intervening centuries?

 

As you are being shown from time to time in these lessons, Israel today can certainly be identified as the group of nations known as Anglo Saxon, Scandinavian and Teutonic. How did they forget their old name, move to new lands and take on new names? We can trace this process through the Bible, as well as through history.

 

The entire 43rd chapter of Isaiah, written after Israel had disappeared into the Assyrian deportation, deals with redeemed Israel. It opens, "But now thus saith Yahweh that created thee, O Jacob and He that formed thee O Israel, Fear not, for I have redeemed thee; I have called thee by My name, thou art Mine". In Isaiah 43:18, Yahweh commands forgetfulness of their past. "Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old." Isaiah 43:8 tells us, "Bring forth the blind people that have eyes and the deaf that have ears". Therefore in Romans 11:25 Paul tells us, "Blindness in part has happened to Israel", they did forget their history and identity.

 

Yahweh also commanded them to take a new name, instead of Israel. In Isaiah 62:2 Yahweh says to them, "Thou shalt be called by a new name, which the mouth of Yahweh shall name". As the Bible many times declares, Yahweh's people Israel are His servants, so in Isaiah chapter 65 Yahweh warns the Jews, "Ye shall leave your name for a curse unto My chosen for Yahweh shall slay thee and call His children by another name." In Genesis 21:12 Yahweh told Abraham, "In Isaac shall thy seed be called". We say I-saac, but the Hebrew accents the last syllable. Perhaps this is why we have been called Isaac's sons, Saxons. In Numbers 6:27 Yahweh said, "They shall put My name upon the children of Israel; and I will bless them". Accordingly the name of Christ, Christians has been put on us and Yahweh has blessed us richly. In Deuteronomy 28:10 Yahweh added, "And all the people of the earth shall see thou art called by the name of Yahweh and they shall be afraid of thee". This was true for centuries, until Christ hating traitors in our own government have made us despised in the world.

 

While all of the 12 tribes were living in Palestine and King David was on the throne over them, Yahweh promised in II Samuel 7:10 and I Chronicles 17:9, "I will appoint a place for My people Israel and will plant them, that they may dwell in a place of their own and move no more; neither shall the children of wickedness afflict them anymore as before time." This looked into the future; it could not be Palestine, both because they were already there and because they did have to move from there. Hence, it prophesied their migration to new lands given to them by Yahweh, these were left empty, awaiting their arrival, according to the promise in Deuteronomy 32:8. "When the Most High divided to the nations their inheritance, when He separated the sons of Adam, He set the bounds of the people according to the number of the children of Israel.

 

Migrating to their new home, forgetful of their history, their name and their religion, they were the lost tribes of Israel. Hence in Jeremiah 50:6 Yahweh says, "My people hath been lost sheep; their shepherds have caused them to go astray, they have turned them away on the mountains; they have gone from mountain to hill, they have forgotten their resting place". In Ezekiel chapter 34 Yahweh promises, "So I will seek out My sheep and will deliver them out of all places where they have been scattered in the cloudy and dark day". In fulfillment of this Yahshua declared in Matthew 15:24, "I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel". He then commanded His apostles, "Go not into the way of the Gentiles or into any city of the Samaritans". Then He said in Matthew 10:23, "Ye shall not have gone over the cities of Israel till the Son of man be come". Obviously this did not refer to Palestine, as they could have covered all of its cities in three weeks, Yahshua spoke of Israel in its new lands.

 

In new lands, under a new name, speaking a new language, Israel was hidden, camouflaged until the time should come to reveal them. However, they were not hidden from Yahweh who said in Hosea 5:3, "I know Ephraim and Israel is not hid from Me, but you have been camouflaged." Psalm 83:1-4 says, "Keep not thou silence, O Yahweh; hold not Thy peace and be not still O Yahweh. For lo, Thine enemies make a tumult: and they that hate Thee have lifted up their head. They have taken crafty council against Thy people and consulted against Thy hidden ones. They have said, Come, let us cut them off from being a nation". So the anti-Christ internationalist traitors have conspired to cut us off from being a nation, to make us a conquered province of the United Nations world government. In Isaiah 61:9 Yahweh says of us, "And their seed shall be known among the nations and their offspring among the people: all that see them shall acknowledge them, that they are the seed which Yahweh hath blessed". So, today all the rest of the world say we are the have nations, richly blessed by Yahweh, while they are the have not nations.

 

When will this camouflage be removed? Isaiah chapter 25 opens with Yahweh's promise of protection for us while He destroys the pagan United Nations and removes our camouflage. Ferrer Fenton's Modern English Translation of the Bible is the clearest on this. "Then Yahweh will remove on this hill the veil veiling the tribesmen and the covering that covers it from all the heathen." It will have served its purpose.

Meanwhile, if we would know our identity, read Isaiah 51:1-2. "Hearken to Me, ye that follow after righteousness, ye that seek Yahweh: look unto the rock whence ye were hewn and to the hole of the pit whence ye are digged. Look unto Abraham your father and unto Sarah that bore you." You who follow after righteousness and seek Yahweh, LOOK TO YOUR ANCESTRY, YOUR RACIAL IDENTITY AS YAHWEH'S PEOPLE ISRAEL.

 

 

 

 


 

 

Historic Proof of Israel’s Migrations

By Bertrand L. Comparet

 

 

In my lesson called Israel's Fingerprints, I have briefly sketched for you some of the Bible's evidence that the Anglo-Saxon, Scandinavian and Germanic people of today are the living descendants of the Israel of the Bible. This evidence is in the form of many Bible prophecies of Israel's future, which has been accurately fulfilled by these nations and by no others. If the people who have actually done all the things, which Yahweh said Israel would do, and who have received the exact blessings, which Yahweh said, He would give to Israel, if they were not Israel, how could Yahweh be so greatly mistaken? No, Yahweh was not mistaken, He knew what He would do and for whom He would do it. By making good all His prophesies and promises, He has identified these nations as Israel.

 

There are some people that won't believe Yahweh and will not accept His identification of these nations as Israel. In fact, one clergyman with whom I discussed this, a minister of a church in this country, wrote to me demanding to know what other historians of the time, in what books, chapters and verses record their migrations into northern and western Europe and the British Isles? He is only one of many skeptics who ask this and to these skeptics the answer is yes, various historians of those centuries have traced many steps of this migration.

 

What I propose to do for you now is to trace this migration historically. Remember, within the time limits, which must necessarily be fixed on such a lesson as this, I can only hit the high spots. You know how large a library can be filled with history books, so I can't quote them all verbatim. However, I will have time enough to show you that the historians have traced this migration from Israel's old Palestinian home into the European homes as the Anglo-Saxon, Scandinavian and Germanic peoples. Not under their old names of course, but that also is the fulfillment of Yahweh's prophecy that He would call His servants by another name. Surely you now know that the Bible identifies Israel and only Israel, as Yahweh's servants.

 

The migration of the Israelites covered about 12 centuries, during which time they were mentioned by various historians, writing in different languages, during different centuries so therefore they are mentioned under different names. Even today, if you were to read a London newspaper, a Paris newspaper and a Berlin newspaper, all dated about the end of 1940, you would find that the British newspaper said that in that year the Germans invaded France. The French newspaper said that the invasion was by Les Allemans and the German newspaper said that the invasion was by der Deutsch. Yet, all three were talking about the same people and the same invasion. We must not be surprised to find the Israelites were given different names in the Assyrian, Greek and Latin languages. Even in the same language names change from century to century, just as today we never speak of Bohemia, as it was called a century ago, but only of Czechoslovakia.

 

Remember, the original 12 tribed nation of Israel broke up into two nations upon the death of King Solomon, about 975 B.C. The northern 2/3rds of the land, containing the ten tribes, kept the name Israel, while the southern 1/3rd, containing the tribes of Benjamin and Judah, with many of the Levites, took the name of Judah after the royal tribe. From that time on, they kept their separate existence until they were finally merged into a vast migration, as we will see. Most of the kings of the 10 tribed northern kingdom of Israel were distinguished more for their wickedness than for any ability. However Omri, who reigned from 885 B.C. to 874 B.C., was a vigorous and able king. Although as wicked as the others his reign was considered, among the other nations of western Asia, as the foundation upon which the national identity thereafter rested. The language of that day spoke of a family, a tribe, or even a whole nation as a house or household. If you have read your Bible much, you must surely remember Yahweh's many references to the house of Israel or the kingdom of Judah. The phrase was also used in those days to refer to a nation as the house of a great king who ruled it. The Assyrians among others began calling the 10 tribed kingdom of Israel, the house of Omri. In Hebrew, house was babyith or bayth; in English it was usually spelled beth and pronounced beth. In the related Semitic languages of Assyrian, this was bit. The Hebrew Omri was in Assyrian sometimes written Humari, sometimes Kumri.

 

With this preface in mind, let's start tracing the Israelites from their Palestinian homeland, in the Assyrian conquest and deportation. In II Kings 15:29 we read, "In the days of Pekah, king of Israel, came Tiglath-Pileser, king of Assyria, and took Ijon and Abel-beth-maachah and Janoa and Kedesh and Hazor and Gilead and Galilee, all the land of Naphtali and carried them captive to Assyria." Chronicles 5:26 records, "And the God of Israel stirred up the spirit of Pul, king of Assyria, and the spirit of Tiglath-Pileser, king of Assyria and he carried them away, even the Reubenites and the Gadites and the half tribe of Manasseh and brought them unto Halah and Habor and Hara and to the river Gozan, unto this day."

 

Confirmation of this is found in inscriptions of Tiglath-Pileser, which archaeologists have dug up and are in our museums today. One of these says, "The cities of Gala'za (probably Assyrian for Galilee), Abilkka (probably Assyrian for Abel-beth maacha), which are on the border of Bit Humria, the whole land of Naphtali in its entirety, I brought within the border of Assyria. My official I set over them as governor. The land of Bit Humria, all of its people, together with all their goods, I carried off to Assyria. Pahaka their king they deposed and I placed Ausi as king." In confirmation of this change in kings, we read in II Kings 15:30, "And Hoshea the son of Elah made a conspiracy against Pekah son of Remaliah and smote him and slew him and reigned in his stead."

 

The conquest thus had begun in the northeastern and northern parts of the kingdom about 740 B.C. Then it worked southward, down to the heavily fortified capital city to Samaria, which was captured about 721 B.C. Another king of Assyria reigned by that time, II Kings 18:9-11 records it as follows. "And it came to pass in the 4th year of King Hezekiah (of Judah), which was the 7th year of Hoshea, son of Elah, king of Israel, that Shalmanezer, king of Assyria, came up against Samaria and besieged it. And at the end of 3 years they took it, even in the 6th year of Hezekiah, that is the 9th year of Hoshea, king of Israel, Samaria was taken. And the king of Assyria did carry away Israel unto Assyria and put them in Halah and in Habor by the river of Gozan and in the cities of the Medes."

 

We know King Shalmanezer died toward the latter part of this siege and the final conquest and deportation was carried on by his successor, King Sargon II. In confirmation of this an inscription of Sargon II says, "In the beginning of my reign, the city of Samaria I besieged, I captured 27,280 of its inhabitants which I carried away." The deportation of a whole nation naturally took a considerable period of time. The journey had to be organized, with adequate supplies for each convoy on each stage of the journey and proper organization of the places selected to receive them. We know that Sargon II did not hold the cities of the Medes east of the Zagros Mountains until a few years after 721 B.C. So about 715 B.C. to 712 B.C. is the correct date for the deportation to Media. The places to which the Assyrians deported Israel can be summed up as constituting an arc or semi-circle, around the southern end of the Caspian Sea.

 

This deportation took in the entire population of the ten northern tribes constituting the nation of Israel. From this point on, the separation into tribes is apparently lost and it is as a nation that the kingdom of Israel moved into its Assyrian captivity. This left part of the other two tribes still living in the southern kingdom of Judah. Assyria and Egypt were the two giant empires of that day, each seeking domination over all the smaller and weaker nations. Assyria had driven Egyptian influence out of western Asia, back to the continent of Africa and had made all the smaller nations surrounding Judah into vassal states, paying heavy tribute to Assyria. The brutal and rapacious character of the Assyrians made them no friends. Their vassal states were always hopefully looking for any means of escape from Assyrian power. Egypt kept the hope of revolt alive, by offers of military assistance to those who would rebel against Assyria. The death of a king seemed the most opportune time for revolt, since his successor would need time to get his power organized. He might even face some competition at home for his throne. Therefore, when King Sargon II of Assyria died about 705 B.C., revolts began in western Asia, the kingdom of Judah under King Hezekiah taking part in the hope of military aid from Egypt. The prophet Isaiah had warned the revolt would fail.

 

The new king of Assyria, Sennacherib, set about recovering his empire. One rebellious city after another was reconquered, with the hideous cruelty characteristic of Assyria. In 701 B.C., Sennacherib's huge army invaded the kingdom of Judah. Midway through it, they paused briefly to defeat the Egyptian army, and then moved on to besiege Jerusalem. None of the smaller cities of Judah were able to resist. II Kings 18:13 and Isaiah 36:1 record, "In the 14th year of King Hezekiah, Sennacherib came up against all the fortified cities of Judah and captured them." Then followed the siege of Jerusalem, which was ended when the angel of Yahweh killed 185,000 Assyrian soldiers in one night, and Sennacherib gave up the siege and fled back to his own land.

 

In confirmation of this, Sennacherib's own record of this says, "I then besieged Hezekiah of Judah, who had not submitted to my yoke, and I captured 46 of his strong cities and fortresses and innumerable small cities which were round about them, with the battering of rams and the assault of engines and the attack of foot soldiers, and by mines and breaches made in the walls. I brought out there from 200,150 people, both small and great. Hezekiah himself, like a caged bird, I shut up within Jerusalem his royal city." Ancient kings were boastful of their victories, but never of their defeats. King Sennacherib tactfully fails to state how the siege of Jerusalem ended, but he does confirm the capture of all the other cities of Judah and the deportation of 200,150 people.

 

Remember, all the people of the 10 northern tribes, were already settled around the southern end of the Caspian Sea, in the Assyrian deportation of Israel. To them was now added a large portion of the 2 southern tribes of Benjamin and Judah. The Assyrian deportation included all of the ten tribes and a substantial representation from the other two. These were the people who became your ancestors and mine when they moved into Europe.

 

Over the years, the increasing numbers of the Israelite tribes expanded northward along both sides of the Caspian Sea. They were not basically city builders, but farmers and herdsmen. Probably in the earlier part of their stay here, the Assyrians sternly discouraged the building of cities, which would naturally be fortified centers of resistance. As the Israelites were moved into this area, herded along as prisoners, robbed of all their belongings, they had to make themselves brush shelters or booths where they stopped for any length of time. Here in the southwest our Indians call such a brushy shelter a wickiup, the Hebrews called it a soocaw applying the name also to a tent, it was the only house a nomad owned. The plural of soocaw was Succoth; gradually this was slurred over into south, used of a tent dweller or nomad and finally became Sythian.

 

The great carving on the Behistun Rock, made about 516 B.C., carried inscriptions showing the many different nations who were tributary to King Tarius I of Persia. These inscriptions were written in Old Persian, Median and Assyrian. They showed that among these were a Sythian nation, called in Assyrian and Babylonian Gimiri, which means the tribes. From Gimiri was derived the name of the Cimmerians, who settled somewhat to the north and into the Ukraine. The Behistun inscriptions also stated that these people were called Sakka in Persian and Median, already the later names are beginning to evolve.

 

The great Greek historian Herodotus, who lived from 484 B.C. to 425 B.C., and was generally called the father of history, speaking of these people, says, "The Sacae, or Scyths, were clad in trousers and had on their heads tall, still caps rising to a point. They bore the bow of their country and the dagger, besides which they carried the battle-axe or sagaris. They were in truth Amyrgian Scythians, but the Persians called them Sacae, since that is the name which they gave to all Scythians." Incidentally, some of the magnificent carved walls of the ancient ruins of the Persian palace at Persepolis show illustrations of those Sacae, in their trousers and pointed caps, bringing tribute to the Persian king.

 

We are now getting further clues to these people. Herodotus says that the Scythians or Sacae first appeared in that land in the seventh century B.C. This is the same period in which the tribes of Israel were settled there by their Assyrian conquerors. Their use of the battle-axe as a weapon is a carryover from their history as Israel. In Jeremiah 51:20 Yahweh says of Israel, "Thou art My battle axe and weapons of war, for with thee will I break in pieces the nations and with thee will I destroy kingdoms". We will see later that the name evolved from Sakke to Saxon. It is noteworthy that the battle-axe was the great weapon of the Saxons.

 

These Scythians or Sacae lived up to Yahweh's description of Israel as His battle-axe and weapons of war. They became a military people of great power, who did much to break up ancient nations. The Greek geographer and historian Strabo, who lived between 63 B.C. and about 21 A.D. says, "Most of the Scythians, beginning from the Caspian Sea, are called Dahae Scythae and those situated more towards the east, Massagatae and Sacae. The rest have the common name of Scythians, but each tribe has its own peculiar name. The Sacae had made incursions similar to those of the Cimmerians and Trares, some near their own country, others at a greater distance. They occupied Bactriana, and got possession of the most fertile tract in Armenia, which was called after their own name, Sacasene. They advanced even as far as+ the Cappadocians, those particularly situated near the Euxine Sea, today called the Black Sea. They are now called Pontici."

 

This was but the early part of their expansion. When a century had elapsed since their deportation to this land of Scythia, they had grown strong enough to begin the long series of harassing wars against their conquerors, the Assyrians. They lacked the strength to capture the powerfully fortified group of cities about the Assyrian capitol and in turn, their nomadic habits made it easy for them to retreat before a too powerful Assyrian army. Generations of this constant warfare wore down the Assyrians and bled them white, so that when the Medes finally overran Assyria and captured Ninevah in 612 B.C., their victory was a fairly easy one against the exhausted Assyrians.

 

From this point on, I could refer you to just one historical work, which fully traces the Scythians on to their settlement in England as the Anglo-Saxons. The History of the Anglo-Saxons by Sharon Turner does a magnificent job of this. As most of you know, I am a lawyer by profession. A lawyer soon learns to distinguish between the man who actually knows the facts and the man who is merely repeating heresay, which is gossip and rumor he has heard from others. How do we know whether these others actually know what they are talking about? Unless a man has seen the occurrence with his own eyes, his ideas on the subject are no better than the accuracy of the information he has received.

 

No historian in our times can have any personal knowledge of what happened 2,000 years ago. His writings can be no better than the source material he has obtained from people who lived and wrote at a time when accurate information could still be had. Most modern history books are based on rather scanty documentation from early sources, as it is so much easier for one historian to copy from another. Sharon Turner's "A History of the Anglo-Saxons" is one of the most thoroughly documented historical studies ever produced and its reliability is beyond question. He traces the Anglo-Saxons of Britain back to the Scythians. Unfortunately, he doesn't go the one step further and trace the Scythians back to Israel but we can do that from other sources.

 

Let's go back to the Scythians, as the people of Israel became known in the land to which they were deported. Diodorus Siculus, a Greek historian who lived in the times of Julius and Augustus Caesar, says this. "The Scythians anciently enjoyed but a small tract of ground, but (through their valor) growing stronger by degrees, they enlarged their dominion far and near and attained at last to a vast and glorious empire. At the first, a very few of them, and those very despicable for their mean origin, seated themselves near to the Araxes river. Afterwards, one of their ancient kings, who was a warlike prince and skillful in arms, captured for their country all the mountainous parts as far as to Mount Caucasus. Some time afterwards their posterity, becoming famous and eminent for valor and martial affairs, subdued many territories. Then, turning their arms the other way, they led their forces as far as to the Nile River, in Egypt."

 

Other historians record that blond Scythians made an expedition against Palestine and Egypt about 626 B.C. The town of Scythopolis, in the Jordan valley, is named for a settlement on this raid. To continue with Diodorus Siculus he wrote, "This nation prospered more and more and had kings that were very famous, from whom the Sacans and the Massagetae and the Arimaspians and many others, called by other names, derive their origin amongst others. There were two remarkable colonies that were drawn out of the conquered nations by those kings. The one they brought out of Assyria and settled in the country lying between Paphlagonia and Pontus. The other was drawn out of Media, which they placed near the river Tanais which people are called Sauromatians."

 

Note how Yahweh's destiny for these people worked, they would not leave behind any pockets of their people in the lands where their conquerors had settled them. When they had gained great power, they came back and picked up any who remained, taking them into the migrating mass. Likewise, history records that they raided Babylon, after its overthrow by the Medes and Persians, carrying off with them such of the people of Judah and Benjamin as were not going back to Jerusalem.

 

Even in early times, before the final mass movement into Europe, the Scythians had begun their march to their new homelands, where some of them had already arrived before the beginning of the Christian era. Pliny the Elder, a Roman historian who lived from 23 to 79 A.D., says this. "The name Scythian has extended in every direction, even to the Sarmatae and the Germans. But this ancient name is now only given to those who dwell beyond those nations and live unknown to nearly all the rest of the world. Beyond the Danube, are the peoples of Scythia. The Persians have called them by the general name of Sacae, which properly belongs only to the nearest nation of them. The more ancient writers give them the name of Aramii (Arameans). The multitude of these Scythians is quite innumerable. In their life and their habits they much resemble the people of Parthia (Persia). The tribes among them that are better known are the Sacae, the Massagetae, the Dahae, etc."

 

Others have noted this early migration into Germany. For example, Herodotus mentions a migration and settlement of a people he calls the Sigynoe, who themselves claimed to be colonists from Media and who migrated as far as the Rhine river. Remember that among the places the Israelites were resettled were in the cities of the Medes.

 

Also note that Pliny the Elder said, "The more ancient writers give them the name of Aramii", an Aramean, in modern language called Syrian. In Deuteronomy 26:5, every Israelite was commanded to confess, "A Syrian ready to perish was my father, and he went down into Egypt and sojourned there with a few and became a nation, great, mighty and populous." Hence, such ancient writers could correctly identify the Israelite Scythians as Arameans, for they had come from a land, which was part of Syria.

 

Among the tribes of the Scythians, the Massagetae attracted the notice of all the ancient historians by their numbers and warlike ability. Those who described them in more detail divided them into the Massagetae and Thyssagetae. The Getae part of the name soon evolved into Goth. The Massagetae were the Greater Goths and the Thyssagetae were the Lesser Goths. Thus we already find among the Scythians names we can identify as the people who later conducted the great migrations into Europe. The Goths as we know, were later called Ostrogoths, meaning East Goths and Visigoths, meaning West Goths.

 

Now to go back a few centuries, the Sacae were allies of the Medes and Persians in the attack upon Babylon in 536 B.C. Remember that Yahweh had said that Israel was, "My battle axe and weapons of war; for with thee will I break in pieces the nations and with thee will I destroy kingdoms." Yahweh had used Scythian Israel to maintain constant war against Assyria for nearly a century, until Assyria was too weakened to resist the Medes and Persians. Then Yahweh used Scythian Israel, the Sacae, to help in the conquest of Babylon when its time had come. Later, King Cyrus of Persia was foolish enough to try to conquer his former allies the Sacae, but he was killed in the battle. King Darius also tried to conquer them, but they being a nomadic people, retreated before his massive armies until he gave up and retired.

 

Professor George Rawlinson says that the original development of the Indo-European language took place in Armenia, which you will remember, was at that time occupied by Scythian Israel. Certainly from these people we can trace the introduction of this language into Europe.

 

This powerful and increasingly numerous people thereafter spread farther north, both east and west of the Caspian Sea. To the west of it, they penetrated into the Volga and Don River valleys as the Sauromatians and the Royal Scyths, nomadic peoples. To reach these lands, they had come up through the Caucasus Mountains by a great pass, which is today occupied by the Georgian military road. Perhaps the communists have changed the name of this pass in recent years, but from ancient times, until within our own life times, this pass was known as the Pass of Israel. The white race of Europe is often called Caucasian because the ancestors of many of them did come out of the Caucasus Mountains.

 

When Alexander the Great began his great marauding expedition across western Asia and as far as India, he had to skirt the edge of the lands held by the Scythians. In his limitless vanity and ambition, he wanted to conquer them also. It is recorded that their ambassadors said that they would never surrender to him, that they were nomadic peoples who, if they could not resist, could retreat indefinitely before his armies. They had no wealthy cities for him to conquer and loot. Alexander invaded their lands long enough to fight one severe battle with them, defeating the Scythian forces he met. This was evidently just a lesson to them not to attack the flanks of his forces, for he led his forces out of their territory and never returned to the attack.

 

Remember, Israel is Yahweh's battle-axe and weapons of war. They had already weakened Assyria and as allies of the Medes and Persians, had helped overthrow Assyria and Babylon. They had beaten off attempts of the Persians to conquer them. The article "Scythians", Chambers Encyclopedia (1927) records, "The Scythians, after about 128 B.C. overran Persia, routed several Persian armies and levied tribute from the Persian kings. During the first century before and the first century after Christ, hordes of Scythians, having overthrown the Bactrian and Indo-Greek dynasties of Afghanistan and India, invaded northern India and there they maintained themselves with varying fortune for five centuries longer. The Jats of India and the Rajputs have both been assigned the Scythian ancestry."

 

Madison Grant writes, "Ancient Bactria maintained its Nordic and Aryan aspect long after Alexander's time and did not become Mongolized and receive the sinister name of Turkestan until the seventh century A.D. The Sakke were the blond peoples who carried the Aryan language to India."

 

A land so vast and not the original home of the Israelite Scythians, but already having some inhabitants when they were settled there, must of course show varying types of people. The Nordic, or Aryan Israelite Scythians, conquered these other races. While some speak of a Mongoloid type found in some parts of Scythia, ancient writers pretty well agree that the dominant Sakka or Massagetae Scythians were a Nordic people. Dr. Hans Gunther, professor at Berlin University, in his "Racial Elements of European History", published in the 1920's writes, "The investigations into the traces left behind them by that wide spread Nordic people, the Sacae (Scythians), with its many tribes, are well worthy of attention. They had been living on the steppes of southeastern Europe and spread as far as Turkestan and Afghanistan and even to the Indus."

 

The ancient writers such as Polemon of Ilium, Galionos, Clement of Alexandria, and Adamantios, state that the Sacae were like the Celts and Germans and describe them as ruddy fair. The Scythian tribe of the Alans is also described as having a Nordic appearance. Ammianus, about 300-400 A.D., calls them "almost all tall and handsome, with their hair almost yellow and a fierce look."

 

We have seen that the names of the Massagetae and the Thyssagetae evolved into Goths, the Ostrogoths (or east Goths) and Visigoths (or west Goths). The historian Ptolemy, who died about 150 A.D., mentions a Scythian people descended from the Sakae, called Saxons who had come from Media. Albinus, who lived in the first century B.C., also says, "The Saxons were descended from the ancient Sacae in Asia and in the process of time they came to be called Saxons," Prideaux reports that the Cimbrians came from between the Black and Caspian Seas and that with them came the Angli.

 

We are now well into established European history. By the beginning of the 4th century A.D., many of the Goths were already Christians. In the 4th century, there were several collisions between Visigoths and Rome and in 410 A.D., the Visigoths became the masters of Italy and captured Rome. Later, they moved on into southern France and northern Spain where they settled permanently. The Ostrogoths settled in what is modern Hungary about 455 A.D., under Theodoric the Great. They conquered Italy about 493 A.D. and set up an Ostrogoth kingdom in Italy, which however, was short lived. Their descendants are the fair skinned, blond Italians of northern Italy. However, the Goths had ended the Roman Empire, Yahweh's battle-axe again destroying the kingdoms of the Babylonian order of empires.

 

The Angli and the Saxons moved up the Danube valley and settled in Germany and along the Baltic shores, as is well known. From there the Jutes, Angles and Saxons colonized England after the Roman legions were withdrawn in 408 A.D.

 

Actually, the earliest waves of migration penetrated to the farthest edges of the European continent, partly because they could move through nearly empty lands, without meeting any people strong enough to effectively resist them. It was partly because they were pushed farther by the later waves of Israelite migration coming behind them. Hence, we find the settlement of the Scandinavian Peninsula pretty well completed before the arrival of the Jutes, Angles and Saxons along the southern shore of the Baltic Sea.

 

The tribes that settled along the shores of the Baltic were a great maritime people, as some of the Israelites had been even when still in Palestine, as Yahweh had prophesied. The Jutes, Angles and Saxons came from within the Baltic Sea, but their ocean borne raids on England were heavy and continuous. Later, by invitation of the British, they settled along the eastern shores, in East Anglia, Mercia, Northunbria, Sussex, Wessex, Essex and Kent.

 

The first century before and the first century after Yahshua, hordes of Scythians, having overthrown the Bactrian and Indo-Greek dynasties of Afghanistan and India, invaded northern India and there they maintained themselves with varying fortune for five centuries longer. The Jats of India and the Rajputs have both been assigned the Scythian ancestry.

 

William the Conqueror invaded England in 1066 A.D., with the Normans. They were actually Vikings who had settled on the coast of France in the province of Normandy, Norman really being derived from Norseman. So we see that the migrations of Israel, first into Scythia, expanding there, and then gaining the names of Goths, Angli and Saxons. Under those names moving into their present European homelands, is a well-established historical fact. There is also the fascinating story of the early migrations by sea, but that is another subject in itself.

 

 

 

 


 

The Missing Years in the Life of Christ

By Bertrand L. Comparet

 

 

 

The four gospels written by Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, tell of the life and ministry of Yahshua the Christ. The gospel of Matthew traces Him from His birth through His short sojourn in Egypt, then back to Nazareth, still as a baby. He next appears in this gospel in chapter 3, at the time of His baptism, just before His 40 days of temptation at the beginning of His ministry. In Mark, the baptism, temptations and the beginning of His ministry, are all in Chapter 1. In John, as in Mark, His childhood is not covered; chapter 1 covers His baptism and the beginning of His ministry.

 

In Luke we have been given more details. Chapters 2 and 3 trace Him from the return to Nazareth through His baptism, temptations and the beginning of His ministry. Luke 3:23 tells us Yahshua's ministry started at the age of thirty. Luke 2:41-52 traces Him on one visit to Jerusalem when He was 12 years old. All four gospels are silent on the 18 years between His 12th and 30th years. Where was He, what was He doing during those years? It can be well demonstrated that He was absent from Palestine for at least part of this period, let's trace this absence.

 

Luke 1:36, 39-56 tells us that Elizabeth, mother of John the Baptist, was a cousin of Mary the mother of Yahshua the Christ. There was a very close, friendly relationship between the two families. Immediately after the angel told Mary she was to bear Yahshua, she went to the home of her cousin Elizabeth and stayed in Elizabeth's home for about 3 months. It is only natural that this close friendship would endure throughout the years thereafter.

 

The law required that all the men and male children must come to Jerusalem at three feasts each year. Deuteronomy 16:16 states, "Three times in a year shall all the males appear before Yahweh thy God in the place which He shall choose: in the feast of unleavened bread and in the feast of weeks and in the feast of tabernacles." The feast of weeks was held 50 days after Passover, in our day is called Pentecost. The feast of tabernacles was a weeklong feast, the last of the fall festivals. The families of Yahshua and John the Baptist, had to bring them both to Jerusalem three times every year. The families, being such good friends, surely met and the children must have played together on those occasions. So, Yahshua and John the Baptist were very well acquainted. Between Yahshua's 12th and 30th years, the scriptures nowhere even hint Yahshua was in Palestine. We find evidence He was absent from Palestine throughout the greater part of that period.

 

John 1:29-33 records the event of Yahshua being baptized by John the Baptist, in these words. "The next day, John seeth Yahshua coming unto him and saith, Behold the Lamb of Yahweh, which taketh away the sins of the world. This is He of whom I said, After me cometh a man which is preferred before me, for He was before me. And John bare record saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode on Him. And I knew Him not." John had received the vision by which he identified Yahshua as the Lamb of Yahweh. However, he didn't recognize him as a person, a relative of his for he says, I knew Him not. If John the Baptist had seen his cousin Yahshua 3 times each year to that time, he certainly would have recognized Him. If Yahshua had been in Palestine during those 18 years, John surely would have seen Him. Therefore Yahshua must have been absent during those years.

 

This is not the only evidence  of Yahshua's absence, for He was required to pay the stranger's tax. In the original Greek, Matthew 17:24-27 reads, "And they having arrived at Capernaum, the collectors of the didrachmas came to Peter and said, Does not your teacher pay the didrachma? He saith yes. And when they had come into the house, Yahshua anticipated him saying, Which to thee seems right Simon? The kings of the earth: from whom do they take custom or head tax? From their sons or from the aliens? To him said Peter, From the aliens. Yahshua said to him, Then the sons are exempt. But that we may not offend them, going to the sea cast thou a hook, and the first fish ascending take up; and opening the mouth of him, thou wilt find a stater; taking that, give it to them for Me and thee."

 

Here is clear proof that Yahshua was regarded as a stranger in the land. Remember, this took place at Capernaum, in His home district of Galilee. Note that the tax, which He was called upon to pay, the didrachma, was a head tax levied by the Romans on all strangers. This tax of a didrachma, a Greek silver coin, was not the Jewish temple tax of a half shekel, paid by all who were of the Jewish religion. Merely to ask if He paid the temple tax would have been an insult as doubting His citizenship. If this tax had been the temple tax, this was not levied on any alien, only on the Judeans. If this were the case Yahshua could not have said that this tax was levied on the aliens and the sons are exempt. Therefore it was clearly the Roman didrachma head tax, levied only on strangers. Also notice how Yahshua said to pay it. A fish would be caught, having in its mouth a stater, which was another Greek coin. The Jewish temple tax could only be paid with a Jewish half-shekel coin, not a coin issued by pagans.

 

Yahshua spoke of the kings of the earth collecting the tax. The priests, not by a king, collected the temple tax. So we see that Yahshua had been gone so long that, in His own home district of Galilee, He was not recognized as a local resident. He was asked to pay the stranger's tax, the didrachma.

 

If Yahshua was absent from Palestine for many years, between the age of 12 and 30, where was He during this time? The various enemies of Christianity have originated many legends about this. Some of the various forms of devil worship of Asia claim that He spent these years in their lamaseries in Tibet and in the ancient oasis in the Gobi desert, learning their teachings. Of one thing we can be sure, He who was Yahweh in the flesh did not waste His time studying devil worship among the pagans! He didn't borrow any of His teachings from them!

 

Where did He spend these years? Before we can go into this, we must lay a foundation for it. We must learn some facts, as background, which will show how likely our explanation is the true one.

 

A fairly prominent character in the New Testament is Joseph of Arimathea. Arimathea was 8 miles north of Jerusalem, the first stopping off place of northbound caravans and an important commercial center in its day. Matthew 27:57 tells us that Joseph of Arimathea was wealthy, while Mark 15:43 and Luke 23:50-51 tell us that he was an honorable counselor or member of the Great Sanhedrin of Jerusalem.

 

All four gospels praise him as a good man and Matthew and John further tell us that he was one of Yahshua's disciples. However, during Yahshua's life he remained a secret disciple, for fear of the Jews. The Jews would have persecuted Joseph much more savagely than just a poor nobody, had they known he was a follower of Yahshua the Christ.

 

This tradition is evidently well founded, for Matthew 27:57-60 records that Joseph of Arimathea went to Pontius Pilate, asked for the body of Yahshua and was given it. He then buried Yahshua in his own tomb. This seems like a highly dangerous thing to have done. This showed reverence for the remains of one who was so bitterly hated by the Jews and who had been condemned to be killed as a criminal.

 

There were two cemeteries outside Jerusalem reserved for the bodies of condemned criminals. Here was a man who, during Yahshua's lifetime, had not dared to openly admit that he was Yahshua's disciple. He now openly shows reverence and affection for the remains of the One they had killed that very day.

 

Pontius Pilate had consented to the murder of Yahshua, after officially adjudging Him completely innocent of any crime at all. He had done this astonishingly evil act to avoid offending the Jews. It was unlikely that he would have authorized an honorable private funeral for Yahshua, if the leaders of the Jews had not consented to it. Only one explanation of this can be found. Under both Jewish and Roman law, it was the duty of the nearest relatives to provide burial for anyone, regardless of how they died. Despite all their hatred, the Jewish authorities could hardly refuse permission to the uncle to bury his nephew. The Palestinian tradition of this relationship was probably correct.

 

What if Joseph of Arimathea was our Savior's uncle? Palestinian tradition is that his wealth came from being an importer of tin, from mines that he owned in Cornwall in the British Isles. Naturally he would have frequently gone with his ships to Cornwall, to inspect his properties there. What would be more natural than he would take this wonderful nephew of his along. If this did occur, there must be some record or tradition of it in the place to which they went. Next, let us look for such evidence,

 

First, a little review of what was then known about the tin trade. The ancient writers agree that the Phoenicians were the earliest traders who brought tin from the islands beyond the Straits of Gibraltar. Without tin, it was impossible to make bronze. Copper alone, without tin to harden and strengthen it, was not good enough, so tin was very valuable. Ships of many other nations tried to follow the Phoenician galleys, to find where they were able to get tin. The Phoenicians were such expert sailors; they were usually able to get away from their pursuers.

 

Other records tell of one who could not shake off a Roman ship which followed him and who finally wrecked his own ship to avoid being traced to the source of the tin. This record tells how his countrymen reimbursed him for the loss of his ship, being grateful to him for his having protected the valuable secret at so great a cost.

 

Ezekiel 27:12, written about 595 B.C., mentions the tin trade of the ancient city of Tyre. "Tarshish was thy merchant, by reason of the multitude of all kinds fiches: with silver, iron, tin and lead, they traded in thy fairs". This tin trade originating in Britain was very ancient, going back to at least 1500 B.C. A tremendous amount of bronze (mistranslated brass in the King James Bible) was used in the construction and equipment of King Solomon's temple. The tin mines of Cornwall probably supplied most of the tin for this bronze. Remember that Ezekiel mentioned tin and lead. Both of these metals as well as some copper were mined in Britain in those days. An ancient pig of lead has been found, bearing the stamp of Britannicus, the son of Claudius. This shows that the mining of lead in Britain was in progress during the time of Yahshua.

 

Despite all Phoenician efforts to keep it secret, the Greeks discovered the source of tin in Britain in the year 330 B.C. The Phoenician monopoly was broken. So in Yahshua's lifetime, his uncle Joseph of Arimathea was the owner of tin mines in Conwall. Did he take the young Yahshua there?

 

The first tradition that he did so is found in Cornwall. In Baring Gould's Book of Cornwall he writes, "Another Cornish tradition is to the effect that Joseph of Arimathea came in a boat to Cornwall and brought the boy Yahshua with him. The latter taught him how to extract tin and purge it of the wolfram. When the tin is flashed, then the tinner shouts Joseph was in the trade". We find it again at Priddy, a little village lying at the top of the Mendip Hills, right in the center of the ancient lead and copper mines.

 

We next find the tradition that Yahshua was brought to Britain, at Somerset, by his uncle Joseph of Arimathea. The tradition says,@ They came in a ship of Tarshish to the Somerland, and sojourned in a place called Paradise". The Summerland is Somerset. At the mouth of the Brue river, which runs down from Glastonbury, lies Burnham and Godney. Old ordinance survey maps give the name of the area around Burnham, Paradise. It is still known by that name. Ancient writings have said that Glastonbury was once known as Paradise. About a mile from Glastonbury lies the village of Godney. Godney means God's marshlands. The Glastonbury traditions are more concerned with Yahshua's visit during His manhood.

Tradition also attests that much of Yahshua's sojourn in Britain was spent at or near Glastonbury. Later there was built at Glastonbury a great Abbey. For almost a thousand years the greatest kings, bishops, saints and heroes of the British race were buried there. In its day it was the greatest abbey in Britain. Royal charters were signed in the church. King Cnut still in existence, the one signed by King Ina in 704 A.D. and one signs two of these there, in 1032 A.D. In 1184 A.D, the abbey buildings and the famous library of Glastonbury, covering a thousand years of history, was burned. Therefore, today we only have scattered references to these things in the works of various historians of the early days. However, there were many of these.

 

Taliesin the Druid, the great Welch prince and Bard of the sixth century wrote, "Christ, the Word from the beginning, was from the beginning our teacher, and we never lost His teachings." The great church historian, Hugh Paulinus de Cressy, writing in 1668 A.D. said, "This, our land of Brittany, though called by the Romans another world, as being divided from the whole then discovered habitable earth, yet the riches of Divine mercy received the beams of the Son of Righteousness before many other countries nearer approaching to the place where He first rose."

 

Further support is lent to these ancient reports by what happened later, after Yahshua's crucifixion. The Jews bitterly persecuted the Christians, as we know. John 12:10-11 tells how even during Yahshua's lifetime, the Jews plotted to murder Lazarus, because Yahshua had raised him from the dead.

 

Cardinal Baronius, a very careful church historian who was librarian to the Vatican, quotes a Vatican manuscript dated 35 A.D. This manuscript reports that in that year the Jews had arrested Joseph of Arimathea, the Virgin Mary, Martha, and two other Christians. They were put in a boat and were set adrift in the Mediterranean without oars or sails. They finally reached land and went to Britain. Many early historians confirm this.

 

St. Gregory of Tours, in his history of the Franks written shortly before 600 A.D., Haleca, Archbishop of Saragossa and the Chronicon of Pseudo Dexter, all agree that Joseph of Arimathea was the first to preach the gospel of Christianity in Britain. Hugh Paulinius de Cressy says, "Now the most eminent of the primitive disciples and who contributed most to this heavenly building, was St. Joseph of Arimathea and eleven of his companions along with him, among whom is reckoned his son of the same name. These, toward the latter end of Nero's reign and before St. Peter and St. Paul were consummated by a glorious martyrdom. By the testimony of ancient records they were said to have entered this island because of its isolation, the benevolence of the British princes and freedom from Roman tyranny. This place was more opportune and better prepared for entertaining and learning the gospel of the kingdom, than almost any country under the Romans."

 

Various historians, of these early times, such as Gildas and William of Malmesbury, record that the British King Arviragus granted to Joseph of Arimathea a considerable area at Glastonbury. This was to be held forever, free from all taxes, as a site for a church and its accessory buildings and fields.

 

That this is no mere legend is proven by one of the greatest official records of all British history. After conquering England in the year 1066 A.D., William the Conqueror had a survey made of all the lands of the kingdom, as to what taxes had been paid. This record called Domesday Booke was completed in 1088 A.D. and it contains this record. "The Domus Dei, in the great monastery of Glastonbury, called the secret of Yahweh. This Glastonbury church possesses in its own villa XII hides of land which have never paid tax." Note that this official record names this early church Domus Dei, the home of God, and the secret of Yahweh.

 

Joseph of Arimathea and his companions erected a mud and wattle church at Glastonbury. Among their first converts were members of the royal family, children of Aractious, cousin of King Arviragus of South Wales. Still existing royal charters granted by King Ina, dated 704 A.D., and by King Cnut dated 1032 A.D., attest that these kings in this church signed them.

 

Ancient records tell of its being preserved by a shell built around it of boards covered with lead. Later a stone building was erected, enclosing the original church. St. David erected a large stone church as an addition to this in 546 A.D. A record he made of this on a bronze tablet was still in place at the time of the seizure and dissolution of the monastery under orders from King Henry VIII.

 

Even in Ireland is found the tradition of Joseph of Arimathea having founded the Glastonbury church. St. Patrick, who had spent considerable time at Glastonbury and who returned there for the last years of his life, no doubt brought the record to Ireland.

 

This great abbey was the one destroyed by fire in 1184 A.D. Immediately thereafter, King Henry II of England issued a royal charter for the rebuilding of Glastonbury Abbey. The charter called the abbey, "The mother and burying place of the saints, founded by the very disciples of our Lord".

 

Well-substantiated ancient records tell of the death and burial of Joseph of Arimathea at Glastonbury. The epitaph on his tombstone read, "I came to the Britons after I buried the Christ. I taught, I rest." Between 1345 A.D. and 1367 A.D., the body was placed in a silver casket with a beautiful stone sarcophagus, which was still in position in the year 1662 A.D., when the St. Joseph chapel containing it had become partially ruined.

 

Later, out of fear that Puritan fanaticism would result in it being destroyed as an object of idolatry, the sarcophagus was secretly removed by night to the parish churchyard. Saying that the initials J.A. carved on it stood for John Allen concealed its identity. Thus it escaped destruction.

 

In 1928, it was found nearly buried in the soil. It was removed into the church, in the north transept of the ancient St. Katherine's Chapel. Its construction indicates it was made to fit the silver casket. It bears the initials J.A., with a dacuceus between the initials. The caduceus, a winged staff with two serpents twined around it, is used today as the emblem of physicians. Originally it was the badge of Mercury, the messenger of the Gods. Even today it has been assimilated into the symbolism of some Christian churches. In our own times, the patriarchs of the eastern churches have a caduceus, not a crozier, carried before them in official processions. It was an official badge, which would not have been put on a mere common person's grave.

 

Therefore we see that not only ancient legends and ancient historical records, but the official acts and records of the kings of the middle ages, have recognized the close connection of Joseph of Arimathea, the uncle of Yahshua the Christ, with Cornwall and Glastonbury in Britain. All of these lend strong support to the ancient legends and records of these places that it was here that Yahshua spent those 18 years of His life, which the Bible does not account for. Where else would we expect Him to go, but to what was to become the principal home of His own people Israel.