From: yair davidi (email@example.com)
Subject: Biblical Insights into Ephraim from an Orthodox Jew - Part 2
From Yair Davidy:
The following posting is from John Hulley who is a regular contributor
to BRIT-AM. John Hulley is an ORTHODOX JEW who lives in Israel.
(Part 2 of 2)
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* 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
* 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
* 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
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FYI: Yair Davidy is an ORTHODOX JEW. He does NOT believe in:
#1) Replacement theology
#2) Christian British Israelism
Yair Davidy / Brit-Am / Orthodox Jews DO 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) join
themselves to / with the house of Judah in the end of days.
Recently, I ordered from Brit-Am and read the first three issues of
the MAGAZINE BRIT-AM. The articles and the information in the magazine
It is VITAL in these days in which we live to understand that the
belief in the restoration of both houses of Israel / Messianic
Redemption / Ingathering of the Exiles and the reuniting of Ephraim
(Ten Lost Tribes) with Judah and Ephraim returning to Torah is a
fundamental and foundational belief of Orthodox Judaism. It is one of
the 13 articles of Jewish faith and a prayer for the Messianic
Redemption / Restoration of both houses of Israel is prayed THREE
times a day by Orthodox Jews.
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EPHRAIM -- SUPER POWER (Part 2 of 2)
by John Hulley (an ORTHODOX JEW)
PROPHETIC PROFILE of HOUSE OF EPHRAIM
from the Old Testament (Tanach)
According to Bible prophecy the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel are to:
6) settle there (e.g. in Samaria); Isaiah 11:11-12,16; 27:12-13;
Jeremiah 3:18; 16:14-15; 23:7-8; 31:1-10,13-17,27-28; 33:7-11,14; 50:19; Ezekiel
36:6-12,28-38; 37:21-26; 47:13-48:34; Hosea 1:11; 2:22-23; Amos
9:14-15; Micah 7:14; Zechariah 8:1-13; 10:6,10
Isaiah 11:11 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord
shall set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant of his
people, which shall be left, from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from
Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from
Hamath, and from the islands of the sea. 12 And he shall set up an
ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and
gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the
earth. Isaiah 11:16 And there shall be an highway for the remnant of his
people, which shall be left, from Assyria; like as it
was to Israel in the day that he came up out of the land of Egypt.
Isaiah 27:12 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the LORD
shall beat off from the channel of the river unto the
stream of Egypt, and ye shall be gathered one by one, O ye children of
Israel. 13 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the great
trumpet shall be blown, and they shall come which were ready to perish
in the land of Assyria, and the outcasts in the land of Egypt, and
shall worship the LORD in the holy mount at Jerusalem.
Jeremiah 3:18 In those days the house of Judah shall walk with the
house of Israel, and they shall come together out of the land of the
north to the land that I have given for an inheritance unto your
Jeremiah 16:14 Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that
it shall no more be said, The LORD liveth, that brought up the
children of Israel out of the land of Egypt; 15 But, The LORD liveth,
that brought up the children of Israel from the land of the north, and
from all the lands whither he had driven them: and I will bring them
again into their land that I gave unto their fathers.
Jeremiah 23:7 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.
Jeremiah 31:1 At the same time, saith the LORD, will I be the God of
all the families of Israel, and they shall be my people. 2 Thus saith
the LORD, The people which were left of the sword found grace in the
wilderness; even Israel, when I went to cause him to rest. 3 The LORD
hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an
everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee. 4
Again I will build thee, and thou shalt be built, O virgin of Israel:
thou shalt again be adorned with thy tabrets, and shalt go forth in
the dances of them that make merry. 5 Thou shalt yet plant vines upon
the mountains of Samaria: the planters shall plant, and shall eat them
as common things. 6 For there shall be a day, that the watchmen upon
the mount Ephraim shall cry, Arise ye, and let us go up to Zion unto
the LORD our God. 7 For thus saith the LORD; Sing with gladness for
Jacob, and shout among the chief of the nations: publish ye, praise
ye, and say, O LORD, save thy people, the remnant of Israel. 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.
Jeremiah 31:13 Then shall the virgin rejoice in the dance, both young
men and old together: for I will turn their mourning into joy, and
will comfort them, and make them rejoice from their sorrow. 14 And I
will satiate the soul of the priests with fatness, and my people shall
be satisfied with my goodness, saith the LORD. 15 Thus saith the LORD;
A voice was heard in Ramah, lamentation, and bitter weeping; Rahel
weeping for her children refused to be comforted for her children,
because they were not. 16 Thus saith the LORD; Refrain thy voice from
weeping, and thine eyes from tears: for thy work shall be rewarded,
saith the LORD; and they shall come again from the land of the enemy.
17 And there is hope in thine end, saith the LORD, that thy children
shall come again to their own border.
Jeremiah 31:27 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will sow
the house of Israel and the house of Judah with the seed of man, and
with the seed of beast. 28 And it shall come to pass, that like as I
have watched over them, to pluck up, and to break down, and to throw
down, and to destroy, and to afflict; so will I watch over them, to
build, and to plant, saith the LORD.
Jeremiah 33:7 And I will cause the captivity of Judah and the
captivity of Israel to return, and will build them, as at the first. 8
And I will cleanse them from all their iniquity, whereby they have
sinned against me; and I will pardon all their iniquities, whereby
they have sinned, and whereby they have transgressed against me. 9 And
it shall be to me a name of joy, a praise and an honour before all the
nations of the earth, which shall hear all the good that I do unto
them: and they shall fear and tremble for all the goodness and for all
the prosperity that I procure unto it. 10 Thus saith the LORD; Again
there shall be heard in this place, which ye say shall be desolate
without man and without beast, even in the cities of Judah, and in the
streets of Jerusalem, that are desolate, without man, and without
inhabitant, and without beast, 11 The voice of joy, and the voice of
gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride, the
voice of them that shall say, Praise the LORD of hosts: for the LORD
is good; for his mercy endureth for ever: and of them that shall bring
the sacrifice of praise into the house of the LORD. For I will cause
to return the captivity of the land, as at the first, saith the LORD.
Jeremiah 33:14 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will
perform that good thing which I have promised unto the house of Israel
and to the house of Judah.
Jeremiah 50:19 And I will bring Israel again to his habitation, and he
shall feed on Carmel and Bashan, and his soul shall be satisfied upon
mount Ephraim and Gilead.
Ezekiel 36:6 Prophesy therefore concerning the land of Israel, and say
unto the mountains, and to the hills, to the rivers, and to the
valleys, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I have spoken in my jealousy
and in my fury, because ye have borne the shame of the heathen: 7
Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; I have lifted up mine hand, Surely
the heathen that are about you, they shall bear their shame. 8 But ye,
O mountains of Israel, ye shall shoot forth your branches, and yield
your fruit to my people of Israel; for they are at hand to come. 9
For, behold, I am for you, and I will turn unto you, and ye shall be
tilled and sown: 10 And I will multiply men upon you, all the house of
Israel, even all of it: and the cities shall be inhabited, and the
wastes shall be builded: 11 And I will multiply upon you man and
beast; and they shall increase and bring fruit: and I will settle you
after your old estates, and will do better unto you than at your
beginnings: and ye shall know that I am the LORD. 12 Yea, I will cause
men to walk upon you, even my people Israel; and they shall possess
thee, and thou shalt be their inheritance, and thou shalt no more
henceforth bereave them of men.
Ezekiel 36:28 And ye shall dwell in the land that I gave to your
fathers; and ye shall be my people, and I will be your God. 29 I will
also save you from all your uncleannesses: and I will call for the
corn, and will increase it, and lay no famine upon you. 30 And I will
multiply the fruit of the tree, and the increase of the field, that ye
shall receive no more reproach of famine among the heathen. 31 Then
shall ye remember your own evil ways, and your doings that were not
good, and shall lothe yourselves in your own sight for your iniquities
and for your abominations. 32 Not for your sakes do I this, saith the
Lord GOD, be it known unto you: be ashamed and confounded for your own
ways, O house of Israel. 33 Thus saith the Lord GOD; In the day that I
shall have cleansed you from all your iniquities I will also cause you
to dwell in the cities, and the wastes shall be builded. 34 And the
desolate land shall be tilled, whereas it lay desolate in the sight of
all that passed by. 35 And they shall say, This land that was desolate
is become like the garden of Eden; and the waste and desolate and
ruined cities are become fenced, and are inhabited. 36 Then the
heathen that are left round about you shall know that I the LORD build
the ruined places, and plant that that was desolate: I the LORD have
spoken it, and I will do it. 37 Thus saith the Lord GOD; I will yet
for this be enquired of by the house of Israel, to do it for them; I
will increase them with men like a flock. 38 As the holy flock, as the
flock of Jerusalem in her solemn feasts; so shall the waste cities be
filled with flocks of men: and they shall know that I am the LORD.
Ezekiel 37:21 And say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I
will take the children of Israel from among the heathen, whither they
be gone, and will gather them on every side, and bring them into their
own land: 22 And I will make them one nation in the land upon the
mountains of Israel; and one king shall be king to them all: and they
shall be no more two nations, neither shall they be divided into two
kingdoms any more at all: 23 Neither shall they defile themselves any
more with their idols, nor with their detestable things, nor with any
of their transgressions: but I will save them out of all their
dwellingplaces, wherein they have sinned, and will cleanse them: so
shall they be my people, and I will be their God. 24 And David my
servant shall be king over them; and they all shall have one shepherd:
they shall also walk in my judgments, and observe my statutes, and do
them. 25 And they shall dwell in the land that I have given unto Jacob
my servant, wherein your fathers have dwelt; and they shall dwell
therein, even they, and their children, and their children's children
for ever: and my servant David shall be their prince for ever. 26
Moreover I will make a covenant of peace with them; it shall be an
everlasting covenant with them: and I will place them, and multiply
them, and will set my sanctuary in the midst of them for evermore.
Hosea 1:11 Then shall the children of Judah and the children of Israel
be gathered together, and appoint themselves one head, and they shall
come up out of the land: for great shall be the day of Jezreel.
Hosea 2:22 And the earth shall hear the corn, and the wine, and the
oil; and they shall hear Jezreel. 23 And I will sow her unto me in the
earth; and I will have mercy upon her that had not obtained mercy; and
I will say to them which were not my people, Thou art my people; and
they shall say, Thou art my God.
Amos 9:14 And I will bring again the captivity of my people of Israel,
and they shall build the waste cities, and inhabit them; and they
shall plant vineyards, and drink the wine thereof; they shall also
make gardens, and eat the fruit of them. 15 And I will plant them upon
their land, and they shall no more be pulled up out of their land
which I have given them, saith the LORD thy God.
Micah 7:14 Feed thy people with thy rod, the flock of thine heritage,
which dwell solitarily in the wood, in the midst of Carmel: let them
feed in Bashan and Gilead, as in the days of old.
Zechariah 10:6 And I will strengthen the house of Judah, and I will
save the house of Joseph, and I will bring them again to place them;
for I have mercy upon them: and they shall be as though I had not cast
them off: for I am the LORD their God, and will hear them.
Zechariah 10:10 I will bring them again also out of the land of Egypt,
and gather them out of Assyria; and I will bring them into the land of
Gilead and Lebanon; and place shall not be found for them.
7) solve their differences with the House of Judah, reunite with them,
* Isaiah 11:13; Jeremiah 3:18; Ezekiel 37:19-28; Zechariah 9:13
Isaiah 11:13 The envy also of Ephraim shall depart, and the
adversaries of Judah shall be cut off: Ephraim shall not envy Judah,
and Judah shall not vex Ephraim.
Jeremiah 3:18 In those days the house of Judah shall walk with the
house of Israel, and they shall come together out of the land of the
north to the land that I have given for an inheritance unto your
Zechariah 9:13 When I have bent Judah for me, filled the bow with
Ephraim, and raised up thy sons, O Zion, against thy sons, O Greece,
and made thee as the sword of a mighty man.
8) and become a kingdom of priests, above all nations,
a blessing to every family on earth, Genesis 12:3; 22:18; 26:4; 28:14;
Exodus 19:6; Leviticus 20:26; Deuteronomy 7:6; 26:19; 28:1,7,9-10,13; Isaiah
9) With the throne of the Lord among them in Jerusalem.
Psalms 2:6-9; Isaiah 2:2-4; 4:3-5; 24:23; Jeremiah 3:17; Ezekiel 37:26-28;
Joel 3:16-17; Zechariah 14:4,16
** Prophecy already fulfilled * Prophecy partly fulfilled
PROPHECIES on tribes of EPHRAIM and MANASSEH
From the Old Testament (Tanach)
According to prophecy the tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh are to:
10) grow exceptionally in numbers, * Genesis 49:25
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:
11) benefit from the best of the earth's resources, *
Genesis 49:25; Deuteronomy 33:13-16
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.
12) achieve the military status of a world power. *
Genesis 49:22-24; Deuteronomy 33:17
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
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
N.B. The tribe of Ephraim, younger son of Joseph, will be greater than
that of his older brother, Manasseh, and may have ten times the
population. Indeed Ephraim is to be "fullness of the nations" -- a
difficult Hebrew phrase, variously interpreted, e.g. as "a multitude
of nations" or as "fulfillment of the nations". *
Genesis 48:19-20; Deuteronomy 33:17
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. 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.
** = Prophecy already fulfilled
* = Prophecy partly fulfilled
(End Part 2 of 2)
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