Brit-Am- An Ongoing Revelation
Isaac, the son of Abraham, married Rebecca who it was predicted would become the mother of thousands of ten thousands Or (in another explanation, see the HATAM SOFER) hundreds of millions (24:60); and that her seed would possess the gate of those who hate them (24:60). This links up with the promise to Abraham that his seed would inherit the gate of his enemies. These prophecies meant that the promised seed would possess international thoroughfares and vantage points of strategic importance as the USA and Britain (and only they) have done this. Controlling such places was to become an important aspect of first British, then American, Foreign Policy, Strategic Alighments, and Economic Planning.
Isaac the son of Abraham and husband of Rebecca was promised all the Land of Canaan (26:3).
Genesis (NKJV) 26:
1 THERE WAS A FAMINE IN THE LAND, BESIDES THE FIRST FAMINE THAT WAS IN THE DAYS OF ABRAHAM. AND ISAAC WENT TO ABIMELECH KING OF THE PHILISTINES, IN GERAR.2 THEN THE LORD APPEARED TO HIM AND SAID: DO NOT GO DOWN TO EGYPT; LIVE IN THE LAND OF WHICH I SHALL TELL YOU. 3 DWELL IN THIS LAND, AND I WILL BE WITH YOU AND BLESS YOU; FOR TO YOU AND YOUR DESCENDANTS I GIVE ALL THESE LANDS, AND I WILL PERFORM THE OATH WHICH I SWORE TO ABRAHAM YOUR FATHER. 4 AND I WILL MAKE YOUR DESCENDANTS MULTIPLY AS THE STARS OF HEAVEN; I WILL GIVE TO YOUR DESCENDANTS ALL THESE LANDS; AND IN YOUR SEED ALL THE NATIONS OF THE EARTH SHALL BE BLESSED; 5 BECAUSE ABRAHAM OBEYED MY VOICE AND KEPT MY CHARGE, MY COMMANDMENTS, MY STATUTES, AND MY LAWS..
Isaac was to be the ancestor of innumerable descendants through whom all the world would be blessed (24:4, 32:12).
Isaac fathered twins, Esau and Jacob (25:24). Esau was the older. Rebecca had been told that the elder would serve the younger (25:23). Esau sold his birthright to Jacob (25:33). Jacob received the blessing of the firstborn from his father Isaac (27:27). Jacob was promised a healthy climate, agricultural plenty and mineral riches (27:28), and that he would be the master of his brethren and rule over nations (27:29). Isaac confirmed these blessings twice over (27:33, 28:3-4). This was again repeated in the blessing to Joseph (49:25). Jacob was to receive the blessings of Abraham and to inherit the Land (28:4, 35:12). His seed was to spread all over the earth (28:14). Jacob married Leah and Rachel (29:30). His firstborn was Reuben (29:32), then came Simeon (29:33) and Levi (29:34), then Judah (29:35). Rachel gave her handmaiden, Bilhah, to Jacob who begat Dan (30:6) and Naphtali (30:8). Zilpah the handmaiden of Leah was the mother of Gad (30:11) and Asher (30:13). Reuben found mandrakes (30:14) and gave them to Leah who hired the attentions of her husband Jacob and bore Issachar (30:18) and after that Zebulon (30:20). Rachel bore Joseph (30:24) who is the vanquisher of Edom (Talmud, Baba Batra 123;a based on Obadiah 1:18). Esau represents Germany (Talmud Megilla 6) and/or non-Israelite Europe in general. Only Britain and the USA have proved that they are capable of fulfilling the task of Joseph. Jacob fled from Laban and headed towards the Land of Canaan. An angel wrestled with Jacob (32:24) whom he overcame and received the name Israel (32:28). Later the name "Yisroel" was confirmed to him (Genesis 35:10). Jacob was promised that a nation and a company of nations and kings would come from him (35:11). Benjamin was born and Rachel died in childbirth (35:18). The name Benjamin means "My Right Hand." The motto of the Norman kings (possible descendants of Benjamin) of England was "God and My Right Hand."
Genesis 35:22 .... Now the sons of Jacob were twelve: 23 the sons of Leah were Reuben, Jacob’s firstborn, and Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, and Zebulun; 24 the sons of Rachel were Joseph and Benjamin; 25 the sons of Bilhah, Rachel’s maidservant, were Dan and Naphtali; 26 and the sons of Zilpah, Leah’s maidservant, were Gad and Asher. These were the sons of Jacob who were born to him in Padan Aram.
Israel (i.e. Jacob) gave his son Joseph a coat of many colors and this made his brothers jealous (37:3). Joseph was sold into Egypt where he became the virtual ruler of the land and saved the House of his father from famine. Joseph also saved the Land of Egypt and other countries from starvation. Judah through Tamar begat Pharez (38:29) and Zarah (38:30). Joseph married Asenath daughter of Potiphera Priest of On (41:50). He begat Manasseh (41:51) whose name (as explained by Rabbi Shimshon Rafael Hirsch, 1808-1888) connotes Delegated Responsible Representation such as that embodied in the USA Constitution. The second son of Joseph was Ephraim (41:52) whose name implies an aristocratic system such as that found in Britain. Joseph was reconciled to his brothers who went down to Egypt with all their families. The sons and grandsons of Israel numbered seventy souls. The names of the sons and grandsons (ch.46) are similar to the names of descendants of Israelite Tribes who populated much of Western Europe. Jewish traditions and Arab legends trace the Lost Ten Tribes to Western Europe.
Before he died Jacob blessed Joseph (48:3) and made Ephraim and Manasseh full-fledged tribes in their own right (48:5-6). Ephraim and Manasseh would became a multitude in the midst of the earth and the name of Jacob and the name of his fathers, Abraham and Isaac, be called upon them (48:16). This means primarily that the essence of the forefathers would be expressed through the sons of Joseph. It has a secondary meaning that the very names would recall the forefathers. Abraham was known as the Hebrew (14:13) and the early inhabitants of Britain called themselves and were termed by others "Iberi" meaning Hebrews. Names given to the Scythians and to the Saxons who settled England were derived from the name Isaac. The name Jacob is recalled in the Union Jack of Britain meaning the Uniting of Jacob, and in the nickname "Yanki" which is short for Jacob.
6 ... IT IS TOO SMALL A THING THAT YOU SHOULD BE MY SERVANT TO RAISE UP THE TRIBES OF JACOB AND TO RESTORE THE PROTECTED ONES OF ISRAEL; I WILL ALSO MAKE YOU A LIGHT OF THE NATIONS SO THAT MY SALVATION MAY REACH TO THE END OF THE EARTH.