Rules of Conduct for the Ten Tribes
(October 15, 2020, 27 Tishrei, 5781).
Adapted from the work, "Chosen People," by Yair Davidiy, Jerusalem, Israel, 2015, chapter 8 and 9.
Duration: 19.04 minutes
We are told in the Bible how the sons and grandsons of Jacob who went down to Egypt were seventy souls (Genesis 46:26). These are parallel to the seventy ethnic divisions of mankind (Genesis chapter 10, Deuteronomy 32:8). The Hebrew Israelites are destined to rule over all Humanity.
The Israelites went down to Egypt and were subjected to oppression. Under Moses, from the Tribe of Levi, the Israelites were redeemed from Egypt. Led by Joshua from the Tribe of Ephraim they conquered the Land of Canaan. The first king was Saul from the Tribe of Benjamin. After Saul, came David, from the Tribe of Judah. David made Jerusalem the Capital. Solomon, the son of David, built the Temple in Jerusalem. Rehoboam the son of Solomon aggravated a rebellion (2-Chronicles 10:8-10). Consequently, the Ten Northern Tribes under Jeroboam from the Tribe of Ephraim set up their own kingdom named "Israel" (Hosea 1:4) as distinct from "The Kingdom of Judah" (2-Chronicles 11:17) in the south. Less than two centuries later the Assyrians conquered "Israel" and exiled all of its inhabitants.
The exiled israelites from the Northern Kingdom became the Lost Ten Tribes. They were to disappeared from history as a recognizable Hebrew entity. On the other hand, most of the present day Jews are descended from former inhabitants of the southern Kingdom, "Judah". They too were later exiled several times but retained consciousness of their origins. Both Judah and "Israel" have tasks of their own to fulfill as predicted by Scripture. In the End Times the Lost Ten Tribes of "Israel," (who are also known as "Joseph, "Ezekiel 37:16, and as "Ephraim," Psalm 78:67), will be made aware of their origins. They will be re-united with Judah (Isaiah 11:11).
In the future all the 12 Tribes together shall inherit all the Promised Land between the Nile and Euphrates (Exodus 23:31). They will divide it between them according to their Tribes (Ezekiel 48:1-8, 23-28). The Temple will be rebuilt (Ezekiel 43). The task of Judah will have been to Keep and develop the Law of Moses and obey it (Psalms 60: 9, 108:90 Genesis 49:10, Zechariah 8:23, Hosea 11:12).
The Task of "Joseph" will have been to elevate humanity along with themselves in the sense of judgment and justice:
Amos (NASB) 5:
14 Seek good and not evil, that you may live;
And thus may the LORD God of hosts be with you,
Just as you have said!
15 Hate evil, love good,
And establish justice in the gate!
Perhaps the LORD God of hosts
May be gracious to the remnant of Joseph.
Become Like the Gentiles?
The Israelites were decedned from Abraham who begat Isaac who begat twins, Esau and Jacob. A long-lasting rivalry for rulership over the world, at times for very existence, was to exist between Jacob and Esau (Genesis 25:23). Esau was red and hairy (Genesis 25:25). He was destined to live by his sword in beneficial regions and to be blessed with material success (Genesis 27:39-40). Warrior ruling elites such as the Spartans and part of the early Romans, some of the Germans, the founders of Russia, and of Bronze Age China, and Japan, and others descended from Esau who is also known as Edom.
Joseph Shall Defeat Esau
Rabbi Avraham HaCohen Kook (1865-1935) spoke of the Tradition that Esau can only be defeated by descendants of Rachel the mother of Joseph and Benjamin. Other sources emophasize the role of Joseph especially in this regard
[Esau represents the ruling groups and military elites of the Gentile nations such as Germany and Japan.]
"It is due to this relative advantage (of Joseph haing been assimilated to the ways of the Nations) that Esau can only be defeated by the Children of Rachel (Joseph and Benjamin) (Midrash Breishit Rabah 73;7). This is as the saying goes, 'The axe that chops down the tree itself has a wooden handle' (Talmud, Sanhedrin 39;b). " Rabbi Avraham HaCohen Kook.
Joseph will defeat Edom who is Esau. This is described several times in Scripture.
18 The house of Jacob shall be a fire, And the house of Joseph a flame; But the house of Esau shall be stubble; They shall kindle them and devour them, And no survivor shall remain of the house of Esau, For the LORD has spoken.
The Zohar says that by Joseph being prepared to fight (in the End Times, Obadiah 1:18) on behalf of all Israel he shows that there is no rancor on his part against his brothers who had sold him into Egyptian servitude (Genesis 37:28). Due to his natural purity of heart Joseph will merit to be victorious. Joseph therefore has the task of representing all of Israel and of acting on their behalf.
Rabbi Kook also says:
"(If it were not for the separation from Judah), the Ten Tribes (of whom Ephraim represents the Principle of Joseph) "the Principle of Material Progress (Joseph) would have been refined and sanctified by proximity to the peculiar holiness of Israel. This would eventually result in the rays of the majesty of Israel enlightening the whole world."
HE SHALL SUBDUE THE PEOPLES UNDER US, AND THE NATIONS UNDER OUR FEET. HE SHALL CHOOSE OUR INHERITANCE FOR US, THE EXCELLENCY OF JACOB WHOM HE LOVED. SELAH (Psalms 47:3-4).
In the future this is what will take place. Judah and Joseph will re-unite and redeem the world.
Judah in the Bible represents the present-day Jewish people.
Joseph is symbolic of the Lost Ten Tribes especially the Tribes of Joseph, Ephraim and Manasseh.
Joseph possesses physical power and material prosperity.
Below is a List of Exhortations from the Bible to the Ten Tribes. It is followed by brief explanations and relevant verses. The Points involved are discussed under the headings:
Seek the Almighty, Return to God; Repentance, Justice, Compassion, Humility, Do Good, Resist Evil, and Justice, A Reward will be Given for Good Behavior; Positive Behavior and Good Characteristics; Be Fruitful and Multiply; Patriotism; Unity of Judah and Joseph; A Future End to Hatred of the Jews; Joseph Shall Defeat Esau; The Temple; Study the Pathway of Hebrew Origins.
Seek the Almighty
The Children of Israel and the Children of Judah in the Last Days will seek the LORD their God (Jeremiah 50:4).
Pray, and learn, and do what you can in this regard.
Return to the Almighty
Joseph needs to repent.
Deuteronomy 28:9 The LORD will establish you as a holy people to Himself, just as He has sworn to you, if you keep the commandments of the LORD your God and walk in His ways. 10 Then all peoples of the earth shall see that you are called by the name of the LORD, and they shall be afraid of you.
In the Last Days the Lost Israelites shall Return to God and seek the Kingdom of David:
5 Afterward the sons of Israel will return and seek the LORD their God and David their king; and they will come trembling to the LORD and to His goodness in the last days.
One of the purposes of the promises was that through the blessings the descendants of Abraham would be enabled to do justice and judgment (Genesis 18:19). On both the national and personal levels we should strive to do justice and judgment and be a source of blessing to everyone.
Genesis (NASB) 18:
17 The LORD said, "Shall I hide from Abraham what I am about to do, 18 since Abraham will surely become a great and mighty nation, and in him all the nations of the earth will be blessed? 19 For I have chosen him, so that he may command his children and his household after him to keep the way of the LORD by doing righteousness and justice, so that the LORD may bring upon Abraham what He has spoken about him."
Note the progression of this verse:
1. Abraham will surely become a great and mighty nation.
2. In him all the nations of the earth will be blessed.
3. For I have chosen him, so that he may command his children and his household after him to keep the way of the LORD by doing righteousness and justice.
4. so that the LORD may bring upon Abraham what He has spoken about him.
Abraham was to become a great and mighty nation IN ORDER THAT through him "all the nations of the earth will be blessed."
Abraham will cause his descendants to do "righteousness and justice" and consequently have been blessed both BEFORE AND AFTERWARDS.
Justice, Compassion, Humility
We are commanded to be good to others.
Micah 6: 8 He has shown you, O man, what is good; And what does the LORD require of you But to do justly, To love mercy, And to walk humbly with your God?
Do Good, Resist Evil, and Justice
Amos 5: 14 Seek good and not evil, That you may live; So the LORD God of hosts will be with you, As you have spoken. 15 Hate evil, love good; Establish justice in the gate. It may be that the LORD God of hosts Will be gracious to the remnant of Joseph.
We are "THE REMNANT OF JOSEPH" which is exhorted to seek good and ESTABLISH JUDGMENT IN THE GATE. "JUSTICE" and everything connected with it is what is required of the Lost Ten Tribes. If we do all these things we will be blessed.
Positive Behavior and Good Characteristics:
Redemption will come through righteousness, judgment, loving-kindness, and mercies. If we make ourselves faithful to God Almighty HE will be faithful to us. The Prophet Hosea spoke mainly to and about the Ten Tribes and he speaks of this principle.
19 I will betroth you to Me forever; Yes, I will betroth you to Me In righteousness and justice, In lovingkindness and mercy; 20 I will betroth you to Me in faithfulness, And you shall know the LORD.
Faults to Rectify
Isaiah described the drunkards of Ephraim negativel (28:1). Amos condemned the sexual immorality of Ephraim (Amos 2:7), and business dishonesty (Amos 2:8). Other sources note a tendency to violence in Joseph especially in Gilead of Manasseh (Hosea 6:8).
A Reward shall be Given for Good Behavior:
The good behavior expected of us includes Honoring our Parents and Seeking Confirmation of our Ancestral Hebrew Origins,
Malachi 4: 4 Remember the Law of Moses, My servant, Which I commanded him in Horeb for all Israel, With the statutes and judgments.
5 Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet Before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD.
6 And he will turn The hearts of the fathers to the children, And the hearts of the children to their fathers, Lest I come and strike the earth with a curse.
We have an obligation to honor our parents and also to enable our children to honor us as it says above, "And the hearts of the children to their fathers".
The above verse (Malachi 4:6) ALSO refers to the Lost Ten Tribes returning and identifying their ancestral fore-fathers from the Tribes of Israel. The Lost Ten Tribes of Israel must be made aware of their Brit-Am Hebrew Nations ancestry. Judah must also know. This should be accompanied by a mutual arousal towards repentance, reconciliation, and re-unification.
Be Fruitful and Multiply
God chose Abraham to be blessed and to bring a blessing upon all the peoples of the earth (Genesis 12:2-3, 18:18- 19, 22:18 cf. 24:4). Abraham was promised that his seed would be extremely numerous (15:5, 22:17). The Blessings are obligation to be both received and strived towards. Those who can have children should do so.
Abortion is forbidden.
6 Whoever sheds man's blood, By man his blood shall be shed, For in the image of God He made man.
This verse may also be read from the Hebrew as saying:
"Whoever sheds the blood of a human in a human his blood shall be shed."
This extra meaning of the Hebrew text encompasses a warning not to commit abortion.
It is the will of the Almighty that the national blessings be fulfilled. If on our level we can do anything to further that aim we should do so.
9 Their descendants shall be known among the Gentiles, And their offspring among the peoples. All who see them shall acknowledge them, That they are the posterity whom the Lord has blessed.
We should seek the good of our nations. This applies even if the country we live amongst is not an Israelite one (Jeremiah 29:7). How much more so should we work for the good of our people when they are mostly Israelites, or at least Hebraic to a significant degree?
Separation from Others
Israel will exist separately from other nations (Numbers 23:9). Joseph can be beneficial without losing his uniqueness.
The Future Unity of Judah and Joseph
Isaiah (9:21) recalls situations in which the various sections of Israel will be opposed to each other:
21 Manasseh shall devour Ephraim, and Ephraim Manasseh; Together they shall be against Judah.
For all this His anger is not turned away, But His hand is stretched out still.
Manasseh is identifiable with the USA, Ephraim with Britain and her daughters, Judah with the Jewish people. There will be some degree of friction between the divisions of Israel until the Last Days.
A Future End to Hatred of the Jews
In the future there will be an end to anti-Semitism on the part of Ephraim and fiction with Judah:
13 Also the envy of Ephraim shall depart, And the adversaries of Judah shall be cut off; Ephraim shall not envy Judah, And Judah shall not harass Ephraim.
Antagonism between the different sections of the Israelite nation is described as negative and should be avoided. Judah should help the USA and the West. The West and the USA (Manasseh and Ephraim) should not be anti- Semitic but in favor of Judah.
The returnees will worship God in the Holy Temple Mount in Jerusalem (Isaiah 27:13).
Study the Pathway of Hebrew Origins
"Joseph" should study his Hebrew Roots and prove them to himself and others:
21 Set up signposts, Make landmarks; Set your heart toward the highway, The way in which you went. Turn back, O virgin of Israel, Turn back to these your cities.
"The prophet therefore spoke concerning the Kingdom of Israel (of the Ten Tribes) SET THEE UP WAYMARKS saying that when you go into Exile make signs by the routes and waymarks like piles of rocks (i.e. cairns) or stone monuments (Hebrew: Matzavah, i.e. dolmen) so that you may set your heart to the route and remember in order that you may return in the way you went in, return to your city."
Joseph should study and learn about his Israelite origins. Look at the verse, "Set your heart toward the highway, The way in which you went." He should internalize the message. These studies should include supporting Brit-Am with its Biblical and secular researches. Jeremiah 31:21, quoted above, according to the Commentators quoted by Brit-Am, was referring to a particular archaeological phenomenon. This is a pathway of dolmens and megalithic monuments leading from the Middle East to Western and Northern Europe. This could help prove the Israelite Origin of peoples in those areas. Conventionally it is claimed that these monuments date to the Stone and Bronze Ages long before the Israelites were exiled. Proofs however exist showing that they should be dated much later, to well after the period of Israelite Exile. What applies to archaeological findings is pertinent to other matters. Historical and other evidence exists showing the Israelite Ancestry of many in the west. We should study and publicize this evidence. It deserves to be noticed! As a descendant of Israel you may have a Biblical obligation to encourage the study of Ten Tribe origins by Brit-Am. One should help spread this knowledge as one can. Brit-Am should be aided by those it comes to serve. Everyone has their goal in life. Helping Brit-Am may be part of your task should be.
Malachi 3: 10 Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, That there may be food in My house, And try Me now in this, Says the LORD of hosts, 'If I will not open for you the windows of heaven And pour out for you such blessing That there will not be room enough to receive it.
Proverbs 3: 9 Honor the LORD with your wealth and with the first of all your produce, 10 so your barns will be filled with abundance, and your vats will burst open with new wine.
Genesis (NASB) 28:
20 Then Jacob made a vow, saying, 'If God will be with me and will keep me on this journey that I take, and will give me food to eat and garments to wear, 21 and I return to my father's house in safety, then the LORD will be my God. 22 This stone, which I have set up as a pillar, will be God's house, and of all that You give me I will surely give a tenth to You.'