The Ten Tribes will Repent!
The first Hebrew was Abraham. Abraham was to become a great and mighty nation in order to do justice and judgment.
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."
The descendants of Abraham became the Twelve Tribes of Israel. The Israelites divided into two main sections, Judah and Joseph. Judah became the present-day Jews. Joseph physically was the ancestor of the Tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh who were major Tribes among the Ten Tribes who had separated from Judah and created their own polity. Joseph represents all of the Ten Tribes. They are sometimes referred to collectively in the Bible as the House of Israel. The Kings of Israel according to the Bible were wrong-doers but in the eyes of the heathen they were merciful.
31 THEN HIS SERVANTS SAID TO HIM, LOOK NOW, WE HAVE HEARD THAT THE KINGS OF THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL ARE MERCIFUL KINGS. ...
Joseph was associated with 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.
We see that Joseph, like Abraham, was associated with Justice.
The arch-enemy of Joseph and Judah is Esau. Esau is also known as Edom. His descendants are found all over the world but especially in Continental Europe.
Joseph is associated with the defeat of Esau.
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.
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 emphasize 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 HAVING 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). "
Joseph will defeat Edom who is Esau. This is described several times in Scripture.
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 [NOW POSSESSED BY JUDAH]. 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.
Rabbi |Moshe Valley: 1697-1777 Padua, Italy.
# IT IS A KNOWN MATTER THAT ISRAEL [i.e. EPHRAIM, THE NORTHERN TEN TRIBES] DID NOT DESCEND INTO THE REALMS OF POLLUTION OTHER THAN FOR THE NEED TO CLARIFY HIS DESTINY. HE NEEDED TO FULFILL THE WILL OF GOD AND REFORM THE WORLD THROUGH REDIRECTING ITS FORCES. WHEN THIS IS DONE THEY SHALL RETURN TO THEIR SOURCE. THERE WILL BE NO NEED TO REMAIN IN THAT SITUATION ANY MORE. THIS IS THE MEANING OF, "EPHRAIM SHALL SAY, 'WHAT HAVE I TO DO ANYMORE WITH IDOLS?'" (Hosea 14:8).
In the End Times Joseph will repent and re-unite with Judah. We have not yet reached that stage but it will happen.
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.