The Book of Joshua, chapter 16, with BAC Explanations. The Tribes of Joseph (Ephraim and the Western Half of Manasseh) Receive Their Inheritance.
Joshua 16 with Yair Davidiy
This is an important chapter with several implications for the present time.
[Joshua 16:1] AND THE LOT OF THE CHILDREN OF JOSEPH FELL FROM JORDAN BY
JERICHO, UNTO THEÂ WATER OF JERICHO ON THE EAST, TO THE WILDERNESS THAT
GOETH UP FROM JERICHO THROUGHOUTÂ Â MOUNT BETHEL,
Bethel was on the border of Benjamin and Joseph (Ephraim). There were
apparently two sections of Bethel one in Benjamin and the other in Ephraim.
Today there are two large Jewish townships (Beth-el A and Bethel-B) near
the site where Biblical Bethel once was. Yair Davidiy once lived in
Bethel-B (the northernmost township) and began our Brit-Am internet
outreach from there. It is a very beautiful electrifying area. In Hebrew
terminology the east is forward and west is back, north is left and the
right side is south. One faces to the east. Facing east on a
satellite-photographic map of Israel the mountain contours show the name of
God in Hebrew letters to the south of Bethel. Just to the north of Bethel
the mountain contours spell the word EPHRAIMÂ in Hebrew lettering. Only in
our time through satellite photography has it been possible to see this.
If you go to:
You will get an idea of what the map shows. This map was first revealed, as
far as we know, by Vendyl Jones or somebody on his staff.
We have a somewhat improved version ofÂ this map of our own in preparation
that we hope to put up shortly either in place of what we have now or as
complementary to it.
[Joshua 16:2] AND GOETH OUT FROM BETHEL TO LUZ, AND PASSETH ALONG UNTO THE
BORDERS OF ARCHI TO ATAROTH,
[Joshua 16:3] AND GOETH DOWN WESTWARD TO THE COAST OF JAPHLETI, UNTO THE
COAST OF BETHHORON THE NETHER, AND TO GEZER; AND THE GOINGS OUT THEREOF ARE
AT THE SEA.
[Joshua 16:4] SO THE CHILDREN OF JOSEPH, MANASSEH AND EPHRAIM, TOOK THEIR
The southern border is described as the southern border of Joseph, i.e. the
southern border of Ephraim and Manasseh TOGETHER, even though physically it
was really only the southern border of Ephraim. The Bible then goes on to
give the borders of Ephraim followed by those of Manasseh. We see from this
and other passages that Ephraim and Manasseh still remained one unit (of
Joseph) in several respects. The Commentary of Rashi says that Ephraim and
Manasseh initially received a combined inheritance and after that divided
it between themselves. Likewise Manasseh and Ephraim were later together
largely in the British Isles and after that Manasseh took his separate
inheritance in the USA to which moved other descendants of Manasseh from
Germany and the rest of Europe.
[Joshua 16:5] AND THE BORDER OF THE CHILDREN OF EPHRAIM ACCORDING TO THEIR
FAMILIES WAS THUS: EVEN THE BORDER OF THEIR INHERITANCE ON THE EAST SIDE
WAS ATAROTHADDAR, UNTO BETHHORON THE UPPER;
[Joshua 16:6] AND THE BORDER WENT OUT TOWARD THE SEA TO MICHMETHAH ON THE
NORTH SIDE; AND THE BORDER WENT ABOUT EASTWARD UNTO TAANATH-SHILOH, AND
PASSED BY IT ON THE EAST TO JANOHAH;
<<TAANATH-SHILOH>>: Literally the "Fig Tree of Shiloh".
[Joshua 16:7] AND IT WENT DOWN FROM JANOHAH TO ATAROTH, AND TO NAARATH, AND
CAME TO JERICHO, AND WENT OUT AT JORDAN.
[Joshua 16:8] THE BORDER WENT OUT FROM TAPPUAH WESTWARD UNTO THE RIVER
KANAH; AND THE GOINGS OUT THEREOF WERE AT THE SEA. THIS IS THE INHERITANCE
OF THE TRIBE OF THEÂ Â CHILDREN OF EPHRAIM BY THEIR FAMILIES.
[Joshua 16:9] AND THE SEPARATE CITIES FOR THE CHILDREN OF EPHRAIM WERE
AMONG THEÂ INHERITANCE OF THE CHILDREN OF MANASSEH, ALL THE CITIES WITH
In addition to his own inheritance there were ALSO cities of Ephraim in the
territory of Manasseh. We identify present day Ephraim as Britain and her
daughters whereas the USA is dominated by Manasseh. The national character
of the USA is determined by all of its citizens including Israelites and
non-Israelites. Much of the uniqueness of the USA however is due to
Manasseh and the USA is Manasseh in Biblical terms. Even so the physical
ancestry of many Israelites in the USA is from Ephraim. It may be, (as we
have noted in the past several times), that whole areas of the USA are
actually dominated by Ephraim.Â Segments of Ephraim are also to be found in
other Israelite areas including amongst the Jews of Judah. In Biblical
terminology, Ephraim can mean either the specific tribe of Ephraim or all of
the Ten Tribes together since their leading element is apparently to be
[Joshua 16:10] AND THEY DRAVE NOT OUT THE CANAANITES THAT DWELT IN GEZER:
BUT THE CANAANITES DWELL AMONG THE EPHRAIMITES UNTO THIS DAY, AND SERVE
Ephraim like all the Israelite Tribes intermixed with Canaanites. It may be
that all of us have some Canaanite in our ancestry or maybe not. At all
events there is a chance that some of the negative elements amongst us may
be of Canaanite origin. This should however be the least of our worries.
First take care of yourselves and your families then the rest of the world.
Brit-Am should be considered part of your own as well as part of the rest
of the world.
I am daily becoming more and more aware that Brit-Am is something beyond
ourselves and has an importance in the eyes of the Almighty regardless of its agents.
Help Brit-Am for the sake ofÂ all Israel.