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From  yair davidy  (britam@mail.netvision.net.il)
To:      heb_roots_chr@hebroots.org
Subject: "Brit-Am  Israel".


 "Brit-Am  Israel".  (Brit = Covenant, Am = People in Hebrew)

 "Brit-Am  Israel" at present is headed by Yair Davidy and by Rabbi
Abraham Feld.

 The address of  "Brit-Am  Israel"  is Yair Davidy, "Brit-Am Israel",
 P.O.B. 595, Jerusalem 91004, Israel.

The e-mail is : britam@netvision.net.il

 "BRIT-AM  ISRAEL" BELIEVES:

 *  The Hebrew Bible is the message of God.

 *  Out of the original 12 Tribes of Israel Ten were lost. Two
 remained. The present-day Jews are descended mainly from the two
 remaining Tribes of Judah and Benjamin.

 *  The Khazars were a Kingdom in southern Russia many of whose
 leaders converted to Judaism. The Khazars were descended from the
 Lost Ten Tribes. The Khazars were blood-relatives of the Picts who
 went to Scotland, and of the Anglo-Saxons, and of peoples in
 Scandinavia.

 * In addition to the Khazars, many  other converts to Judaism
    through the ages were descended from assimilated Jews or from
    members of the Lost Ten Tribes.

 * Most of the Lost Ten Tribes migrated to Northwest and Western
    Europe and their descendants are now in those areas or in North
    America, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa.

 * We do not claim that all residents of the said nations are
   descended from Israel. We do however affirm  that most descendants
   of the Lost Ten Tribes are residents of those nations. On the whole
   they   are unaware of their Israelite Identity.  Even so in the
   course of history  the Israelite origins  of peoples in those areas
   have influenced national developments and national characteristics.

 *  The Tribe of Joseph was divided into  two other Tribes: Ephraim
    and Menasseh. People from ALL of the Israelite Tribes congregated
    in North America but in general the U.S.A. is dominated by Menasseh.
   Britain has characteristics of Ephraim.

 * Reuben was important in France, Issachar in Switzerland, Benjamin
    in Belgium, Zebulon in Holland, Dan in Denmark, Naphtali in
    Norway, Gad in Sweden, the country of Finland was influenced by the Tribes
   of Simeon, Issachar, and Gad; Simeon, Dan, and Ephraim were
   important in Ireland.

 * There is a need for the present-day  "Jews" of Judah and the Lost
    Ten Tribes to recognize each other, and to work towards
    re-unification and reconciliation.

 * Proof exists confirming "Brit-Am  Israel"  Identity beliefs. Some
    of the evidence has been presented in works by Yair Davidy such as
    "The Tribes" (1993), "Ephraim" (1995), and "Lost Israelite
    Identity"  (1996), as well as in articles in our journal "Tribesman". Much
   additional evidence is available and needs to be uncovered and
   published. Our sources include the Bible, Talmud, Midrashim,
   Commentators, Classical Greek and Roman historians, Chroniclers,
   Legends, Linguistics, Archaeology, and where pertinent racial and
   other scientific studies.

 * Even though much of the evidence has been revealed by ourselves it
is not ours alone. Our proofs have never been properly refuted. The
basic claims we have made are irrefutable. If one cannot deny our
claims and there is nobody else who can it follows that one should
accept them. This means that  the identity of the Lost Ten Tribes of
Israel with western peoples should be acknowledged.  Once this
acknowledgment is forthcoming  it is possible to discuss whatever
practical conclusions need to be made.

 IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN LEARNING MORE, IN DISCUSSION, AND/OR IN
 JOINING "BRIT-AM ISRAEL", please make contact by Return Mail.

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NOTE FROM EDDIE:

  FYI:  Yair Davidy is an ORTHODOX JEW. He does NOT believe in:

#1) Replacement theology
#2) Christian British Israelism

   Yair Davidy DOES believe in:

#1) The Restoration of BOTH houses of Israel in the future (the
Messianic redemption or the Ingathering of the Exiles) (Ezekiel
37:15-28) when the house of Israel (The Ten Lost Tribes) joins
themselves to / with the house of Judah in the end of days.

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From:         Yair Davidy: (britam@netvision.net.il)
To:               heb_roots_chr@hebroots.org
Subject:       Goths-Sweden


GOTHS=SWEDEN=THE TRIBE OF GAD


SWEDEN: was formed when, in about 800 c.e., the Svears (Suione) and Gotar
(Goths) became an independent kingdom after having  merged in the 500s c.e.
The Swedes are derived mainly from the Tribe of Gad as evidenced by Tribal
names amongst the Goths and Gothic allies and other groups, such as the
Heruli (from Areli son of Gad) who later settled in Sweden. The name Areli
is derived from Ari meaning lion. One of the symbols of GAD was a lion
(Deut. 34; 20) and lions appear on the Swedish Coat of Arms. Another symbol
of Gad was a group of tents and the lions on the Swedish Coat of Arms are
enclosed by a kind of tent.  All groups traced to Gad converged in Sweden
-as described below:

THE TRIBE OF GAD OR "GOTH"

THE DISPERSION OF GAD

The Tribe of Gad was exiled with Reuben and the half-tribe of Menasseh to
Halah, Habor, the River of Gozan, and to Hara. Gad re-appeared as the Guti
who were allied to the Saka and Gimiri (Cimiri) in Mesopotamia and the
Zagros Mountains region. From this area the Guti split into known groups.
One group went west to become the Geti of the Balkans. Another group was in
the east branching out from Hara. In the eastern Iranian sphere surrounding
the area of "Hara" the Gadites reappeared as the Pasar-Gadae, in the name
Gadrosia, in the Gadanopydres of Carmania; and in the Gu-te (Goths) whose
name is sometimes mistakenly transliterated as "Yuehchi"1. The name "Goth"
itself means GAD and is another way of enunciating it in Hebrew while the
Goths actually in some cases referred to themselves by the term "Gad" or
something close to it.. The Goths are recorded as having called themselves
"GUDA"2 or "GODO"3.. "GAD" is recognized as a root occurring in Gothic
toponomy4; i.e. the root "GAD" in a place-name is accepted by historians as
evidence indicating that that place was probably once connected with the
Goths. Gadites were also known in Scotland (as "Gadeni") and Ireland as the
"Gaedhals".  

THE GOTHS OF GAD

    Goths were to be found amongst the sundry northern tribes who invaded
England with the Anglo-Saxons and a Saxon group was known as the GEDDINGAS.
    
    The main body of Gad was that associated with the Goths and with the
so-called "Nordic" peoples. Goths were to settle in many lands but
numerically they probably remained concentrated in Scandinavia and Sweden
(Gotaland and Gothia)5 is the only place where today they can be
distinguished as a specific people.

     The sons of Gad (Genesis 46, Numbers 26) were Ziphion (Hebrew: Tsifion:
), Haggi (Chaggi:), Shuni ((d, Ezbon (Etsbon: ), Eri (Geri:
o), Arodi (oa) and Areli ((o. Zipion (Tsiphion) is recalled in the
Thaifalli who were close allies of the Goths. From the east they came
westward with the Hun invasion and apparently settled in France6. The name
of the second son, Haggi is close to that of "Huga"7 which name was applied
to the Franks in the north.

     In an area associated with the Goths in eastern Scythia. Ptolemy's Map of
central Scythia has a people north of the Jaxartes River named CACHAGE
Scythae and this name too derives from Hagi or "Chagi"." Likewise, Chagi is
found in the CHAUKI (Hocings)8 who were a Frisian nation whose lands were
overtaken in about 200 c.e. by Saxons coming west from Holstein. The Chauci
were obliged to leave their lands and become amalgamated mainly with the
Franks9 though some were absorbed by the Saxons10. Tacitus11 describes the
Chauci as the noblest of German tribes, "So constituted as to prefer to
protect their vast domain by justice alone...yet they are ready with arms,
and if circumstances should require with armies, men, and horses in
abundance.". There was also a people named Cauci in Celtic Ireland who were
related to the Chauci on the Continent. The Batavia who settled in Holland
were regarded as part of the Chauci. They form a contingent from Gad
amongst the Dutch population. Pliny included the Chauci in the Ingueone
group of "German" tribes together with the Cimbri and Teutoni. The
Ingueones relate to Yngvi12. In mythology, Yngvi (of the Ingueone group)
was a son of the god Odin and an ancestor of the Swedish kings whose
dynasty was known as the Yinglings13. This association connects the
Ingueones (Chauci, Teutons, and Cimbri) with the Swedes. The Cimbri were
located by Ptolemy in Jutland where their name is recalled in the modern
places of Himmerland and Himmersyssel14. [The sounds "k", "c", "ch", and
"h", interchange in studies of that era, thus "Cimmer" or "Kimmer" becomes
"Himmer"]. The name also occurs in Uppland Himbran (Uppsala in Sweden),
Hymber in south Norway, and Himbrin and Himmerstein in Trondheim, also
Norway. There is also Krimisham in Sweden and quite a few place-names
containing the root-word "hammer" indicating a possible Cimbrian
association. Simon Grunau15 (ca.1530) wrote that the Swedish Isle of
Gothland was formerly known as Cymbria and that Goths had resettled it, in
about 500 b.c.e., after being forced out of Italy which they had invaded
previously. He also said that the name Bruthenia was given once to northern
Prussia as a result of Gothic settlement. "Bruthenia" is probably a version
of "Brith" which name (meaning "covenant") accompanied the Cimmerians also
to Britain. The Cimbrians were traditionally descended from the Cimmerians
(Gimiri) of old and the triumvirate of Saka, Gimiri, and Guti (Goths) had
been known since the Assyrian era.  In some respects this threesome
overlapped the two-and-a-half-Tribes who had settled east of the Jordan,
i.e. the Cimmerians partly from Carmi of Reuben, the Amyrgio-Sakae from
Machir of half-Menasseh and the Guti from Gad.

      The ancient Guti were paralleled in Scandinavia by the Geats or Goths.
The name "GUTI" itself in Scandinavia was used synonymously with Goth16.
The Gimiri (Cimmri) became the Cimbri who descended from them and who were
spread throughout Scandinavia with an historical connection with Denmark.
The Cimbri were close allies of the Teutons whom Ptolemy located south of
the Saxones and north of the (Aggiloi) Anglii. The Teutons were to be swept
up in the Anglo-Saxon invasion of Britain. The Saxons represent the SAKAE
of old (meaning the Scyths) and the name Teuton may also be cognate with
"Teutarus" who according to legend was a Scythian and taught Hercules
archery. The cognation "TEUTON" is connected to that of Tahan, son of
Ephraim, son of Joseph. A similar form "TAHAT" (cf. Numbers 26; 35, and
1-Chronicles 7; 20) was also known amongst the Tribe of Ephraim. "Tahan"
and "Tahat" are considered either one and the same entity17 or at least
related bodies.  

       The sons of Gad were Ziphion and Haggi as well as Shuni, Ezbon, Eri, and
Arodi, and Areli (Genesis 46;16). Haggi (Chaggi) and Eri (Geri) were
represented in tribes of East Scythia who in the west became associated
with the Goths and Suebians. In Serica in Eastern Siberia, which was once
the domain of the eastern Suebi, dwelt a number of groups who later
reappeared in the west and who were of Israelite descent. One of these
appears to have been the GARINAEI18, possible descendants of ERI (Geri),
and a similar group, the GRANI, were later reported by Jordanes19 from
Sweden. The Greuthingi [also from "Eri" i.e. Geri: o] were a section of
the Goths who intermingled with the Ostrogoths on the Black Sea coast and
are probably the same people as the GREOTINGI whom Jordanes20 reported as
being in Sweden. 

WERE THE GOTHS IN SCOTLAND???

      The Gadeni of Scotland may have been derived from Gad. The Goths had some
type of connection with Scotland and some English authors named them
Ysgoths29. In 1404 Archbishop Johannes de

Gabonifontibus (who had been in England) reported: "Two small nations are
living along and around the Black Sea; the Thats and a few Goths. The Goths
claim to have descended from the Scots and speak like the English"30.  The
Thats incidentally were related to the original Teutons of old. A section
of them practiced Judaism and are known as "The Mountain Jews". These have
been often traced to the Khazars.
They migrated en masse to Israel in the 1980s.

     The DANS (DAN) who finally settled in Denmark traditionally33 formerly
sojourned in Sweden within whose land the Tribe of Gad predominated.
Sweden34 was formed when the kingdom of the Swedish-Goths (Gautland) united
with that of the Svea. The Svea were known to the Latins as Suiones.
Tacitus mentions, (Germania 44) "The states of the SUIONES right out in the
sea. They are powerful not only in arms and men but also in fleets".
"SUIONES" (Svea) is similar to THE Hebrew Shuni the third son, whose name
in Biblical times in the north was perhaps pronounceable as "SUONI" ["S"
for "SH" cf. Judges 12;6  "Siboleth" instead of "Shiboleth"; and "u" or
"wu" before "o"].

     The union of Gad and Dan, who in Biblical times were close neighbors, was
repeated in the Gauti and Dauni which groups, says Ptolemy, were on the
Baltic coast.  

     The Goths were to dominate the region of Scythia, north of the Black Sea,
and here river names, such as Don, Danaper (Dnieper), Danaster, and Danube,
all bear witness to the presence of Dan. Strabo35 says expressly that the
DANUBE was known to have received its name from the Scyths" . The Aorsi
(from north of the Caucasus) are connected with Scandinavia and they were
neighboured by the UDINI36 whose name is said to mean "The DONS".  Amongst
Scythian (and Gothic) clans the name DAN or compounds of it is considered
typical37.

DAN AND THE SONS OF GAD: THE ARODI AND ARELI OF NORWAY AND SWEDEN.

      The Arodi and Areli of Gad were also once linked with Denmark of Dan.
Denmark of the Danes was for a time ruled by the Hread-Goths or Hrodgoths38
who were related to the HARUDI (Hardi) which tribe from Denmark migrated to
Hordaland39 in Norway in the 200s and 300s c.e. Also once in Denmark were
the ERULI (Harules) who were expelled somewhere between 100-500 c.e.40 and
wandered extensively before finally returning to Scandinavia where some may
have received part of their former patrimony in Denmark back while others
(possibly the bulk) settled in Sweden* . The Herules are famous as a
fierce, energetic, and knowledgeable people41. More than any other group
they are considered to have been masters of the semi-secret Runic script.
Runes, on the whole, in the early stages were especially associated with
Gothic civilization that was reasonably cultured despite hostile and
primitive surroundings. RUNIC letters originated in the Middle East and are
derived from the ancient HEBREW scriptc . Both the Harudi and Eruli
(Harules) are related to sons of Gad, Harudi from the Arodi of Gad, and
Eruli from Areli (Numbers 26; 17 ).

       From the above it is apparent that the sons of Gad were represented in
Tribal groups which were part of, or somehow associated with the Gothic
nation. Most of these groups had representative settlers in Sweden: Ziphion
was found in the Thaifali, who were Gothic-allies; Haggi appears in the
Chauci and amongst the Hugi Franks and the Hocings of England, and the
Yinglings of Sweden; Eri (Geri)"  was represented by the Grani and
Greotingi of Sweden and the Goths; Shuni (Suoni) by the Suiones of Sweden;
Arodi by the Hreadgoths and Harudi; and Areli by the Eruli or Herules. The
only son not accounted for so far is Ezbon (Etsbon) (Genesis 46;16) also
called Ozni (Numbers 26;16) whose name is found in that of Osnabruch which
is in west Germany but was once Frankish territory. The name "Etsbon" is
recognizable in the Bastarnae and Hasdingas. The Bastarnae had been first
reported as allied to the Goths and were referred to as "GALATIANS". The
appellation "Galatian" comes from the Hebrew "Galaadi" (i.e. Gilead) which
was the name of a grandson of Menasseh whose territory in the Land of
Israel had intermerged with the territory of Gad. In another sense "GILEAD"
and "Bashan" were names applied to the COMBINED territories east of the
Jordan of half-Menasseh, Reuben, and GAD (cf. Joshua 22;9)! The Bastarnae
seem to have disappeared somewhere in France. "Etsbon" of Gad also fathered
the Hasdingas42 who were a branch of the Vandals who  marched together with
the Goths43 and shared the same dialect and customs. A branch of the
Hasdingas participated in the Anglo-Saxon invasions of Britain where they
were known as Hastings44.

       The name GAD in Hebrew could be rendered as "GOTH" since the sign (holem)
accounted for as "a" was then possibly closer to "o" and an unaccented "d"
was pronounced like an English "th"45. At all events the name in Hebrew has
several connotations among which are deity (god), luck-star, troop, band,
run, and young goat or sheep.  

        Popular traditions (such as that related by John Mandeville, 1499)
identified the GOTHS of history with the LOST TEN TRIBES OF ISRAEL.

        Historically, Goths and Gothic clans and sub-tribes were shown as having
been present in both the Scythian areas and in Scandinavia. From Scythia
they disappeared but their descendants, as a recognizable entity, remain in
Scandinavia. The migratory connection between Scythia and Scandinavia is
reflected in the Mythology of Odin that relates how people from the Don
River area in southern Russia migrated to Scandinavia.

       Apart from Scandinavia, the second most important area of GOTHIC settlement
was in southern France (Septimania) in the region surrounding the city of
Narbonne, which province was known as "GOTHIA", and here too, the FRANKS
(of Reuben) adjoined the Goths of Gad.           

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From:         Yair Davidy: (britam@netvision.net.il)
To:               heb_roots_chr@hebroots.org
Subject:       Balak

Balak

Numbers ch21 recounts how the children of Israel after emerging from
the wilderness werecabout to enter the land of Canaan. They conquered
the lands of Sihon and Og east of the Jordan. These were Amorite
kingdoms.  Numbers ch22 The land of Balak the son of Zippor king of
Moab  bordered that of Sihon and Og  whom the Israelites had
conquered. Balak was afraid of the encroaching Hebrews. He therefore
sent to Pethor (Peter) to Balaam the son of Beor. Balaam was a kind of
 super religious potentate at the time. He believed in God but also
believed that the will of God could be manipulated. Just as we know
that through prayer and good deeds punishment may be averted and the
bad made good so Balaam believed that using the proper techniques
God's will could be changed and the good made bad. We see that later
(Numbers chapter 25 and 31;16) Balaam advised the Moabites and
Midianites to send their daughters to fornicate with the sons of
Israel. The intention was that the Israelites sin and God lessen his
protection over them. At all events Balak king of Moab induced Balaam
the priest and sorceror to come and curse the children of Israel.
Balaam came and set up altars (Numbers chapter 23) but every time he
attempted to curse the Israelites God caused him to bless them
instead. These blessings were also prophecies. Concerning "Brit-Am"
teachings we have much tom learn from the blessings of Balaam.  He
likens the Israelites to a unicorn and to a lion (Numbers 23;22-24).
The Hebrew translated as "unicorn" is "raem" and "unicorn" is a
legitimate translation of this word and so it was understood from the
earliest times and by the greatest of authorities -as discussed in
"The Tribes". The British people have as their symbol the lion and the
unicorn. Joseph (Deuteronomy 33;17) was symbolized by a young bull and
by the horns of unicorns. The descendants of Joseph are amongst
British-descended and North American peoples. Balaam blessed Jacob
(representing the Israelites) that "he shall pour  the water out of
his buckets, and his seed shall be in many waters" (Numbers 24;7)
meaning dwelling on the shores of several oceans and controlling the
seas. "his kingdom shall be exalted" "he shall eat up the nations his
enemies, and shall break their bones" : i.e. a world power.

A point of Commentary: the sages said that from the blessings that God
forced Balaam to utter we learn what the intended curses were.  Rabbi
Shimshon Raphael Hirsh (1800s) analysed the Hebrew and said that one
of the intended curses (probably the main one) was to cause a
permanent division between the  aspects of "Jacob" and "Israel". These
aspects represent several qualities. One sense (according  to
authorities quoted by Menasseh ben Israel) of understanding the two
aspects  of "Jacob" and "Israel" is that of "Judah" (the Jews) and
Israel -meaning the lost ten tribes headed by Joseph.   A full
blessing in both the spiritual and physical sense can only be achieved
needs a union of the two.

Another point noted by the commentaries and that which Balaam also
realized is that: One of the things protecting Israel from the
malignant intentions of the enemy and his curses was the sanctity of
home life and sexual morality. This Balaam later attempted to
undermine.  At the begiining of nearly every blessing he says
something hinting at this.

Another related point is in Numbers 24;2:
"And Balaam lifted up his eyes, and he saw Israel abiding according to
their tribes; and the spirit of God came upon him". Note: "he saw
Israel abiding according to their tribes, " - being aware of Tribal
Identity can be a source of blessing.

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From: Yair DavidY (britam@netvision.net.il)
To:  heb_roots_chr@hebroots.org
Subject: Micah-6


Micah-6

This chapter contains what could be taken as powerful hints concerning
our subject but nothing is really said expressly as far as we
understand.

 [MIC 6:1] HEAR YE NOW WHAT THE LORD SAITH; ARISE, CONTEND THOU BEFORE
THE MOUNTAINS, AND  LET THE HILLS HEAR THY VOICE.

[MIC 6:2] HEAR YE, O MOUNTAINS, THE LORD'S CONTROVERSY, AND YE STRONG
FOUNDATIONS OF THE  EARTH: FOR THE LORD HATH A
CONTROVERSY WITH HIS PEOPLE, AND HE WILL PLEAD WITH ISRAEL.

[MIC 6:3] O MY PEOPLE, WHAT HAVE I DONE UNTO THEE? AND WHEREIN HAVE I
WEARIED THEE? TESTIFY AGAINST ME.                
   
 [MIC 6:4] FOR I BROUGHT THEE UP OUT OF THE LAND OF EGYPT, AND
REDEEMED THEE OUT OF THE HOUSE OF SERVANTS; AND I SENT
BEFORE THEE MOSES, AARON, AND MIRIAM.                     

[MIC 6:5] O MY PEOPLE, REMEMBER NOW WHAT BALAK KING OF MOAB CONSULTED,
AND WHAT BALAAM  THE SON OF BEOR ANSWERED HIM FROM
SHITTIM UNTO GILGAL; THAT YE MAY KNOW THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF            
THE LORD.                     

Balak hired Balaam to curse Israel (Numbers chapters 22,23,24) but
Balaam was able to only pronounce blessings. Balaam was a kind of
chief pagan priest. From the blessings he was forced by God to utter
we learn what curses he had intended to make. Numbers 23;7 according
to Rabbi S.R. Hirsch in the Hebrew can imply that he intended to make
a permanent division between "Jacob" and "Israel". This can mean
between the Ten Tribes and Judah. Such a division did occur but
instead of a curse it was a partial blessing even though for the sake
of our future WE ARE FORBIDDEN TO LEAVE IT IN A PERMANENT STATE!

 [MIC 6:6] WHEREWITH SHALL I COME BEFORE THE LORD, AND BOW MYSELF
BEFORE THE HIGH GOD?  SHALL I COME BEFORE HIM WITH BURNT
OFFERINGS, WITH CALVES OF A YEAR OLD?                      

[MIC 6:7] WILL THE LORD BE PLEASED WITH THOUSANDS OF RAMS, OR WITH TEN
THOUSANDS OF RIVERS OF OIL? SHALL I GIVE MY FIRSTBORN FOR MY
TRANSGRESSION, THE FRUIT OF MY BODY FOR THE SIN OF MY SOUL?           
        
 [MIC 6:8] HE HATH SHEWED THEE, O MAN, WHAT IS GOOD; AND WHAT DOTH THE
LORD REQUIRE OF THEE, BUT TO DO JUSTLY, AND TO LOVE
MERCY, AND TO WALK HUMBLY WITH THY GOD?                     

 [MIC 6:9] THE LORD'S VOICE CRIETH UNTO THE CITY, AND THE MAN OF
WISDOM SHALL SEE THY NAME:  HEAR YE THE ROD, AND WHO HATH
APPOINTED IT.                      

[MIC 6:10] ARE THERE YET THE TREASURES OF WICKEDNESS IN THE HOUSE OF
THE WICKED, AND THE SCANT MEASURE THAT IS ABOMINABLE?                 
   
[MIC 6:11] SHALL I COUNT THEM PURE WITH THE WICKED BALANCES, AND WITH
THE BAG OF DECEITFUL  WEIGHTS?                    

[MIC 6:12] FOR THE RICH MEN THEREOF ARE FULL OF VIOLENCE, AND THE
INHABITANTS THEREOF HAVE SPOKEN LIES, AND THEIR TONGUE IS DECEITFUL IN
THEIR MOUTH.                      

[MIC 6:13] THEREFORE ALSO WILL I MAKE THEE SICK IN SMITING THEE, IN
MAKING THEE DESOLATE BECAUSE  OF THY SINS.

[MIC 6:14] THOU SHALT EAT, BUT NOT BE SATISFIED; AND THY CASTING DOWN
SHALL BE IN THE MIDST OF  THEE; AND THOU SHALT
TAKE HOLD, BUT SHALT NOT DELIVER; AND THAT WHICH THOU DELIVEREST WILL
I GIVE TO THE SWORD.

[MIC 6:15] THOU SHALT SOW, BUT THOU SHALT NOT REAP; THOU SHALT TREAD
THE OLIVES, BUT THOU SHALT NOT ANOINT THEE WITH OIL; AND SWEET WINE,
BUT SHALT NOT DRINK WINE.                      

[MIC 6:16] FOR THE STATUTES OF OMRI ARE KEPT, AND ALL THE WORKS OF THE
HOUSE OF AHAB, AND YE WALK IN THEIR COUNSELS;
THAT I SHOULD MAKE THEE A DESOLATION, AND THE INHABITANTS THEREOF AN
HISSING: THEREFORE YE SHALL BEAR THE REPROACH OF MY PEOPLE.

"STATUTES OF OMRI"  refers to customs and behavior of the northern ten
tribes who had once been ruled over by King Omri. The Assyrians also
continued to refer to the northern kingdom of Israel as "House of
Omri" long after Omri had passed away. "Omri" in Assyrian was probably
pronounced something like "Gomri" which is similar or even identical
to the name given to the Cimmerians. This is one of several proofs
identifying at least part of the Cimmerians with the Lost Ten Tribes
of Israel.

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