A Brief Outline of Each Tribe.
So another point we wanted, we thought we'd talk about just very briefly concerns the Tribes. The Tribes of Israel. We'll give a short talk on that point. You have the Hebrew Tribes - "Hebrew Tribes." We have a book on the Hebrew Tribes and we were requested to say something in general on the Hebrew Tribes, on their identifications. So we're not going to go into detail, very much detail, concerning the different Tribes but we will just briefly, we'll mention it. We uh have a Biblical Proofs, a lot of Biblical Proofs concerning the Ten Tribes, who the Ten Tribes are, where they are. And these proofs are supplemented by linguistic evidence, other evidence, historical evidence, evidence from a lot of different sources. And all the peoples in the west all descend from the Lost Tribes of Israel. And we also, based on Biblical Sources, understand the Bible to say that the preeminent Tribes, the main Tribes, or those who will be preeminent among them all will be the English-speaking peoples, will be the Tribes of Joseph, Ephraim and Manasseh. We find Ephraim to have been dominant in Britain; and Manasseh dominant in the USA. Even though in the USA it may be the that there are more descendants of Ephraim than those of Manasseh we find Manasseh to have been very influential. We also tentatively identified the States of the USA with different Tribes: We found an overwhelming proportion of the US states to represent Manasseh .Manasseh represents more States than than all the other Tribes, than all the other States put together. So that is another point that we have not yet published most of our findings on this matter, but it's a point of Interest. So we are so as we were saying we have overall proofs identifying people in the West in general as descended from the Tribes of Israel. We also have individual proofs concerning the individual tribal identification of these nations. And in some cases these proofs are very strong and we're quite certain about them. In other cases they're still tentative and we may moderate them, edit them, adapt them, and , we may still introduce changes into that whole scenario. But we work with what we have as we see it, as we go. So based on the cover of our book, going from the bottom we briefly describe what Tribes we see. And what tribes we identify, which Tribes we identify with modern peoples. Naphtali we identify with Norway. Norway and Dan were the sons of Bilhah. Bilhah was the maidservant of Rachel. So they're often also found together in history and when we trace the peregrinations and wanderings and movements of these peoples we often find groups from Dan together with Naftali. And Dan we find in Denmark. Dan is Denmark. It is named after Dan. Also in their own historical traditions they always say that their ancestor was someone named Dan, and they have characteristics of Dan in Denmark. And they are closely associated with the Norwegians. Naphtali (Norway) we identified with Naphtali. Also Naphtali (Norway) has characteristics of Naphtali. He was a younger son. He had his own peculiarities and some of this we find amongst the Norwegians. Also we may right that Naphtali, the name "Naphtali" in Hebrew may be understood in Modern Hebrew, in Modern Hebrew may be understood to say, I mean to be associated with "NEFT," with petroleum, and Norway has become rich, is living off, petroleum! Which is a point of Interest. Then we find the Danish - Dan amongst the Denmarks and they they were known, they were known, as Dan. We historically have also found peoples known as Dan and also as Naphtali in Central Asia who apparently moved, historically moved, to Scandinavia. So they would be the Danes of Denmark and the Norwegians of Naphtali and they became the Vikings and they invaded and settled in Ireland, in England. And we also find elements from Dan amongst the Irish, especially the southern Irish, also in parts of England - in the southwest. And we also find Naphtali in parts of Ireland even though on the whole we identify Ireland as Asher. Ireland today has only a few million people (5m.). It's a small country and it's poorly populated but has a lot, a lot, of Irishmen in the British Isles and also in the USA and it is important for that reason, and also for being what it is. The Northern Irish we identify with elements from Ephraim, from Manasseh, and from Judah, as well as from Asher which is worth noting. Gad, we find Gad in the Swedes, amongst the Swedes. The Gothic peoples. The Gothic peoples. Gad (Sweden) was created by Gothic peoples. The Gothic peoples were all over Scandinavia but they seem to have been especially prominent in in Sweden and eventually became Sweden. Sweden was formed when the Goths and the Suoni united. "Suoni" is a name similar to that of Shuni also pronounceable as Sueon" the firstborn son of Gad. They created Sweden. The very name of the Gad or the Goths could be pronounced as "Gad." And sometimes in place names it is pronounced as "Gad" whereas the name Gad in Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew, could sometimes be pronounced as "Goth!" So that is a very important point. "Goth" is one way of pronouncing the Tribal name of "Gad." So one of the characteristics of Gad is that he worked in groups. He was, he was, described as working in grouped groups. His name is derived from a word meaning "group" - "gudud." And even now - we checked it out on the Internet - different peoples give a character appraisals of their own country. So we found one from Swedish people, I know - five or six or more - people from Sweden describing their own evaluation of their countrymen. And they all seem to say that the Swedes on the whole don't like leaders or don't like being led. They prefer to sit around and talk things out and come to a group decision, which, and this is a characteristic of Gad according to his very name, according to "gedud" (in Hebrew) which is how Jacob referred to Gad. Gad would become a group. So that is a point. We also have the Netherlands: The Netherlands. We find the Netherlands dominated by Zebulon. Zebulon. There was a people named Sabalingoi who actually lived in Jutland in what is Denmark, South Denmark, but they they moved, along with other peoples from Scandinavia, into the Netherlands. The name "Sabalingoi" in Hebrew means "go-" - people - of Zebulon. It says "Zebulon le-Chof Yamim yishcon," i.e. He will dwell on the shores of the Sea. And the people of the Netherlands do dwell on the shores of the Sea! 1/3 - actually 2/3 - of the whole country of the Netherlands literally speaking is on the shores of the sea. According to descriptions you go and buy a house in the Netherlands and you want to work on your basement and you dig down a little bit under the the soil, a thin layer of soil, you will come to sand, sea sand, shores of the sea. That is what the Netherlands is. It is areas that were reclaimed from the sea. The sea was pushed back over, over, the centuries. They built dams and they pumped the waters out and they they drained the waters away and they reclaimed the land. They did this again and again and again till they created the nation they have. They created it literally speaking from the "shores of the sea." And there are quite a few other aspects of Zebulon that we find in the Netherlands. And there may be other Tribes also in the Netherlands. The Netherlands is an important country. Historically it had a large empire, the Dutch Empire had a big influence. It was a worldwide Empire. It influenced a lot of countries. Also it's example of moderation, of Dutch Civilization, have have had a great influence and they are valued people. And after that, the brother of Zebulon was Issachar. Zebulon was the one who went on the ships. Issachar was the one who stayed at home. We identify Issachar with the people in Switzerland and also in
Finland. And they are similar and even though they're quite far apart they're both on the edges, so actually close close together. When you put make a map of the Tribes of Israel in Europe and you eliminate the intervening non-Israelite sections they join each other. Finland and Switzerland - the peoples are not similar but they have, there are, similarities. Both traditionally were neutral Nations. They are both formidable Warriors when they have to be. A lot of people in Finland believe they descend from Issachar is important. Now we also find elements from Gad in Finland but mainly Issachar seems to dominate. And many of them have some type of tradition that they descend from Issachar. They also have Hebrew customs and different, different, aspects of their culture indicate possible Israelite Origins. So too, the Swiss - so too in other ways the Swiss also have similarities to Israelite Nations. The Swiss may be partly non-Israelite, partly yet but partly they are and they are, they are, who they are and the name Issachar connotes (in Hebrew) "sacar," - taking
commissions. Issachar will dwell in a Mountain-Bound country which the Swiss do. That they would be neutral which the Swiss are. They would be formidable Warriors when they have to be as we mentioned. Also the Swiss, the name of Swiss (Issachar) means take commissions and that is what the Swiss do in many ways. They take other people's money and they use that money and store it up and then the people whose money they use pay them commissions for doing that! And that is an important aspect of their economy and they're known for being reliable in this
matter. "Issachar" in Hebrew means "take a reward, take a commission." Also we have Yehuda. Yehudah gave rise to the Jews. So everyone knows about the Jews: The Jews are who they are. The very name "Yehudah" means acknowledge, give acknowledgment, own up own up to God. Yehudah will also be acknowledged by his brothers according to the blessing of their forefather Jacob which is worth noting. Judah in the End Times will be acknowledged by his brothers, meaning that up until the End Times he would not have been. We also have Levi who would be scattered with the other tribes but also learn Torah and that is what they do. We do find the Jews of whom Levi is a part that they have been faithful to the Torah relatively speaking in their own way. They've learned it, developed it, and given it out, and they still keep on doing that. And Levi is prominent amongst Torah Scholars. We see it. We see the names of people who wrote important books that are still referred to: A lot of books, Classical works, works that are still considered authoritative hundreds of years after they've been written, a lot of the authors are Levis. It says Levi, written by Levi, Jacob Levi, Dan Levi, Samuel Levi, this and that Levi. Also a lot are Cohen, also Cohen the Cohens were part of Levi. So too, Cohen is a name that is very prominent. This has been noted. We are not the only ones who noted. Whole books have been written about it. This is a point. It says that Judah would be "My Law-maker," and Levi also was associated with this and they have been making the laws. They had the right to do so according to the Bible. We find Simeon. It says that Simeon will be scattered amongst the other Tribes. So we find elements from Simeon possibly in Northern Italy, also amongst the Welsh, amongst the Irish, amongst the British, and elsewhere.
Reuben we find to have been predominant in France we're not saying that all the French are from Israelites a good portion of them probably are not but the Israelites are there. Israelites have been important in their culture in the composition of their nation and Reuben helped give rise to the nation of
France. Reuben. They had the Ribuari Franks. Ribuari means Reuben, "See-a-Son," and also the other names of other Tribes, sons of Reuben are to be found amongst the French. Also the characteristics associated with these names also are to be found amongst the French. And the French have always been important and the French have often striven to be the firstborn, to be the foremost amongst the peoples of the world. We had Napoleon. We had Louis-xiv. We had others: the Sun King. Also the Sun, the cock-crow and other symbols associated with Reuben were also important in French culture. France is associated with the rising sun and the rooster, the rooster that crows at Sunrise. Jewish tradition as seen on depictions of the Tribes, of the Tribal symbols, often depict the Rising Sun as the symbol of Reuben. Technically Reuben was the firstborn but his firstborn-right was taken away from him and had been given to Joseph. Joseph had two sons Ephraim and Manasseh.
It says in:
1-Chronicles (NKJV) 5:1 NOW THE SONS OF REUBEN THE FIRSTBORN OF ISRAEL. HE WAS INDEED THE FIRSTBORN, BUT BECAUSE HE DEFILED HIS FATHER’S BED, HIS BIRTHRIGHT WAS GIVEN TO THE SONS OF JOSEPH, THE SON OF ISRAEL, SO THAT THE GENEALOGY IS NOT LISTED ACCORDING TO THE BIRTHRIGHT; 2 YET JUDAH PREVAILED OVER HIS BROTHERS, AND FROM HIM CAME A RULER, ALTHOUGH THE BIRTHRIGHT WAS JOSEPH’S . We identify Joseph with the English-speaking peoples. The sons of Joseph were Ephraim and Manasseh. Ephraim and Manasseh were to be found in Britain and the offshoots of Britain and in the USA. Ephraim is dominant in the British domain, that is, Britain, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and other areas. And Manasseh is dominant in the American sphere. Manasseh included many from the western parts of the British Isles who moved to the USA and also Israelites from Germany who were not Germans but the descendants of Israel who had been trapped, one could say, through - due to - historical migrations, in Germany and later moved to the USA in the 1700s. It was a mass movement of peoples and of those who moved were mostly descendants of Manasseh, as we have explained elsewhere. Jacob the Patriarch. Jacob also known as "Israel" had blessed Joseph:
Genesis (NKJV) 49:
26 THE BLESSINGS OF YOUR FATHER
HAVE EXCELLED THE BLESSINGS OF MY ANCESTORS,
UP TO THE UTMOST BOUND OF THE EVERLASTING HILLS.
THEY SHALL BE ON THE HEAD OF JOSEPH,
AND ON THE CROWN OF THE HEAD OF HIM WHO WAS SEPARATE FROM HIS BROTHERS.
Joseph beyond that was receiving an extra portion as if he were the Firstborn also has an additional task, an additional Merit, and in some way he represents all of Israel. This is also mentioned not only in the Bible but also by Rabbinical commentators such as Rabbi Yeshayahu ben Avraham Ha-Levi Horowitz (c. 1555 - 1630) and others and also the Bible refers to it Jeremiah 31:9 says "I AM A FATHER TO ISRAEL, AND EPHRAIM IS MY FIRSTBORN. Joseph has the aspect of Jacob above the other Tribes. He Jacob is like Joseph and his two sons of Ephraim and Manasseh. Joseph was to receive all the blessings of Israel but in a much greater portion. Joseph is linked directly to Yaacov (Jacob). The name "Yaacov" can also refer to Joseph as the Commentators explain and the term "Yank" is a nickname for an American. And "Yankee" is a shortened form of the name Yaakov - "Yankov." Joseph was to receive Material Prosperity according to the Bible, mineral resources, agricultural bounty, to control the Strategic thoroughfares of the globe, to possess the gates of his enemies, the gates of the enemies of Israel. He would control them, strategic points, throughout the Earth. The USA and the British with their Empire have fulfilled this blessing and this prophecy. Genesis 48:19 says that that the seed of Ephraim shall become a multitude of Nations. This was understood to say that his seed will be involved with the fullness of Nations and Nations will need him to complete themselves. They cannot give expression to themselves without him! He will rule over them. And this has been fulfilled first by the British and the British Empire and after that through America and its influence that is exerted all over the Earth. Ephraim is compared to a bull and the bull-calf (Jeremiah 31:10). In English they have been named "John Bull." The term "Angle" as in "Anglo- Saxon." Anglo"(-Saxon) in Hebrew is a pronunciation of the word "Angle, Aegle, and bull-calf." The British were nicknamed "John Bull. " So too, America is America. The name America is derived from "Machiri" meaning literally "The sons of Machir." Machir was the firstborn son of Manasseh. (See Genesis 50:23, Numbers 26:29, Numbers 32:39-40, etc). Machir was also the forefather of the Gileadites who were also an important section in American history (1-Chronicles 2:21) . And the commonly accepted etymology of the term "America" is that it derived from Americo Vespucci, 1451-1512. He was also referred to as "Americo," or "Americo," so that the Continent of America is named after him. And he derived his name from a Medieval pronunciation of the term "Ha-Machiri" as shown by documentary evidence. In Hebrew the name "HaMachiri" means "The Sons of Machir," and in Latin it became "America" and it was used by peoples in southern France and in Medieval Europe and "Americo" also received his name through the same source so that indirectly, indirectly, America received his name from the name "Ha-Machiri" meaning "Ha-Machiri" - the Sons of Machir and Machir is the first born son of Manasseh. So America is named after the offspring of Manasseh so this helps confirm the identification of America with Manasseh. So there, so we have gone through all of the Tribes. We have identified them and briefly in outline form given you some indication as to how we reached these identifications. Thank you. May the LORD God bless you.
Judah, Levi, Benjamin. The Jewish peoples is dominated by the Tribes of Judah, Levi, and Benjamin. Oriignally there were 12 Tribes together in one Kingdom. Ten of the Tribes separated and set up their own Kingdom in the north. They were conquered by the Assyrians, taken into Exile, moed to other areas, and lost awareness of their Hebrew Ancestry. Nevertheless, they remained more or less together throughout their pregrinations and may be identified as historically recognizable entities. Meanwhile, in the south of the Land of Israel there remained the Tribes of Judah and Benjamin in the Kngdom of Judah. Later they were joined by most of the Tribes of Levi. After that minority elements from all the other Tribes also joined them. All these however are identifed by the Bible with Judah as explained by Nachmanides. In the course of history from the Tribes of the Kingdom of Judah (Judah, Benja\min, and Levi) breakaway contingents also migrated and linked up with the Ten Tribes. Benjamin became part of the Normans and Belgians, Judah gave rise to the Jutes who moved to England, Levi became the Sons of Moses who according to Jewish Tradition moved to France and the British Isles.
Nachmanidies (RAMBAN) 1194-1270, "Book of Redemption."
Those from the Tribes of Ephraim and Shimeon from Israel that were present (2-Chronicles 35:18) with Judah were they who dwelt in the Land of Judah or perhaps to some degree also those who had dwelt in their own territories adjoining Judah and had fled to Judah. They are referred to in a general sense as 'from Israel' (in 2-Chronicles 35:18) and not by their specific tribes since they represented only a small portion of their tribe. These are they who returned under Ezra with the Jews from Babylon. They were not expressly mentioned by their tribes since they were attached to Judah. They all settled in the cities of Judah. There was no Redemption for the Ten Tribes who remained in exile.
... our Sages of blessed memory. These said that in the time of the Second Temple a few refugees from the other tribes also came up. They did not come from all of the other tribes but only from Ephraim and Menasseh. [Another authority however, Tosefot in Arakin 32;a, says that, 'from each and every tribe a few returned']. These few were not enough to be termed a tribe in their own right or even part of a tribe. Due to their minority position they were included amongst the two tribes of Judah and Benjamin and dwelt in their cities.
The Ten Tribes had already been exiled and they are still in Exile, in the area of the Canaanites, even unto Zarephath (i.e. in France and Britain),:
'And this first exile of the children of Israel who are [now] from Canaan unto Zarephath' [Obadiah 1:20].
These places are at the extremes of the north.
THE TEN TRIBES WILL RETURN!
The Bible Says So!