Points to Note
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(1) Why do Nordic countries hate Israel?
I would not say that the Nordic Countries hate Israel BUT within them one finds anti-Jewish and anti-Israeli elements. Historically the Nordic Countries limited the number of Jews allowed to enter their lands but acted decently enough towards those who did come in.
In Word War-2 Denmark saved all its Jews. Norway turned about 40% of them over to the Nazis but saved the rest and did much to defeat Germany, something that is not sufficiently appreciated. They destroyed the German heavy water faculties (preventing the production of an atom bomb), and kept 300,000 German soldiers locked up in their land. Sweden helped save Jewish refugees from Norway and Denmark and also initiated Rescue actions in Hungary and elsewhere. Finland protected the few Jews in its country apart from 8 who were mistakenly turned over to the Germans. After WW2 these nations were on the whole pro-Israel. Norway (with British approval) supplied Israel with heavy water thus supplementing the initial French support leading to a Nuclear Israel and more than 100 atom bombs in reserve. Without this Israel would have been even more in danger of destruction from other nations than it already is.
Nevertheless over the years the Media and populace of Nordic Nations has been more and more influenced by anti-Israel propaganda. The result is a growing anti-Jewish, anti-Israel, pro-Palestinian sentiment accompanied by antisemitic, anti-Jewish calumnies, slurs, and outright blood libels. There is something infantile about these peoples that allow this to happen. It is partly explainable by the fact that they allowed many Muslims into their country. A good portion of their leaders are females. They are wary of confrontation with male Muslim agitators and so take refuge in an emotional identification with them. Other explanations also exist.
The Nordic Countries are populated in part by descendants of the Lost Ten Tribes.
This was prophesied.
The Location of Sweden, Norway, and Denmark fits Prophetic Indications Concerning the Lost Ten Tribes.
1. The Ten Tribes were to be found at the Ends of the Earth meaning the geographic extremities such as those of the Scandinavian nations: Isaiah 24:16, 26:15, 41:8-9, 43:6, 49:6.
8 But you, Israel, are My servant,
Jacob whom I have chosen,
The descendants of Abraham My friend.
9 You whom I have taken from the ends of the earth,
And called from its farthest regions,
And said to you,
You are My servant,
I have chosen you and have not cast you away.
2. The Ten Tribes were to be found in "eyim" and in "eiy ha-am" translated as 'Isles' and as "Isles of the Sea" and meaning islands off the coast and coastal areas:
Isaiah 24:15 49:6 60:9 Jeremiah 31: 9-10.
3. The Ten Tribes were to be found in "Thighs" in the north meaning
Peninsulas, and Coastal areas.
8 Behold, I will bring them from the north country,
And gather them from the ends [Hebrew: Yarcatei i.e. thighs or coasts] of the earth,
Among them the blind and the lame,
The woman with child
And the one who labors with child, together;
A great throng shall return there.
Other Biblical Prophecies Pertinent to Scandinavian nations containing descendants of the Lost Ten tribes among them include:
4. Tarshish (Atlantic Ocean Area) Isaiah 60:9.
5. Western Location: Isaiah 24:14, Hosea 1:10.
6. Located to the Northwest of the Land of Israel: Isaiah 49:12.
7. In the "North" Land: Jeremiah 3:18 31: 6-10.
8. Seafarers: Isaiah 42:10.
9. Mineral Resources: Genesis 49:25 Deuteronomy 33:13, 15.
10. Headed by Kings: Genesis 17:6, 16, 35:11.
And much more.
If the Nordic Countries are descended in part from the Lost Ten Tribes how do we explain their anti-Israel attitudes?
(1) There was always a certain degree of tension between the Ten Tribes and Judah (ancestor of the Jews) even before they separated.
This will only be fully resolved in the End Times.
Isaiah (NIV) 11:
Ephraim's jealousy will vanish,
and Judah's enemies will be destroyed;
Ephraim will not be jealous of Judah,
nor Judah hostile toward Ephraim.
(2) After the Israelites came out of Egypt and traveled though the Wilderness they reached the edge of Canaan. 12 spies were selected, one from each Tribe, to spy out the Land as preparation for its conquest. 10 of the spies brought back a negative report. 2 were positive. These were from the Tribes of Judah and Ephraim. The 10 spies who brought back a bad report concerning the Land of Canaan had been selected from all of the Tribes (Numbers chs. 13, 14). According to the research of Fishel MAEL ('Shivtei Yisroel,' Baltimore, USA, 1997) two of the spies representing the Tribes of Naphtali and Asher were the chief instigators of the negative report that was brought back.
Both these Tribes were later to be found in Scandinavian. The Tribe of Asher became the As (pluar "Aseir") of Scandinavian mythology while Naphtali was known as the Naphtalite Huns and entered Norway at a later date, in ca. 600 CE, though other Naphtalites had also previously been there.
In addition to this we had the Mixed Multitude or Assorted Rabble, in Hebrew referred to as the "Erev Rav."
Exodus 12:38: "A mixed crowd also went up with them, and livestock in great numbers, both flocks and herds" (NRSV).
The expression translated as "mixed crowd" is "erev rav" literally indicating "a great admixture." Midrashim and other sources say they greatly outnumbered the full-born Israelites. These elements are a largely a negative force working away to undermine national stability of the Hebrew Tribes from inside. They are are to be among all the Tribes. These were joined by descendants of Canaanites and others.
When the Israelites came into the Land of Canaan at the beginning they were supposed to wipe out or expel the local Canaanites. They were warned that if they did not do that disaster would come upon them.
Numbers (NIV) 33:
55 But if you do not drive out the inhabitants of the land, those you allow to remain will become barbs in your eyes and thorns in your sides. They will give you trouble in the land where you will live. 56 And then I will do to you what I plan to do to them.
The Hebrews did not do what they were told and eventually they were expelled. Foreign elements had remained among all of the Tribes.
In most areas the Hebrews were in the majority; but in others the pagans were. Tribes in which the pagans predominated were Asher (Judges 1:32), Naphtali (Judges 1:33), and Dan (Judges 1:34-35).
Judges (NIV) 1:
32 The Asherites lived among the Canaanite inhabitants of the land because they did not drive them out. 33 Neither did Naphtali drive out those living in Beth Shemesh or Beth Anath; but the Naphtalites too lived among the Canaanite inhabitants of the land, and those living in Beth Shemesh and Beth Anath became forced laborers for them. 34 The Amorites confined the Danites to the hill country, not allowing them to come down into the plain. 35 And the Amorites were determined also to hold out in Mount Heres, Aijalon and Shaalbim, but when the power of the tribes of Joseph increased, they too were pressed into forced labor.
The Tribes that remained a minority in their own country were Asher, Naphtali, Dan. These are all Tribes that according to our studies became prominent in Scandinavia.
Hasidic sources ("Beit Yisroel," "Pri Tsadik") say that we are all a bit mixed with the Assorted Rabble. By correcting ourselves we can "reform" whatever is wrong with us. So too, by doing good we can elevate everyone including the "Erev Rav." The "Erev Rav" includes not only the Assorted Rabble who accompanied the Hebrew when they came out of Egypt but also descendants of the Canaanites with whom the Israelites intermixed.
Psalms (NIV) 106:
34 They did not destroy the peoples
as the LORD had commanded them,
35 but they mingled with the nations
and adopted their customs.
36 They worshiped their idols,
which became a snare to them.
37 They sacrificed their sons
and their daughters to false gods.
38 They shed innocent blood,
the blood of their sons and daughters,
whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan,
and the land was desecrated by their blood.
39 They defiled themselves by what they did;
by their deeds they prostituted themselves.
The Canaanite religion was similar to the of the Ancient Scandinavians and Celtic Peoples who also were partly of Israelite stock but had adopted Canaanite customs.
(2) Why are Norwegians Considered Hebrews?
The Location of Norway and the other Scandinavian Nations fits Prophetic Indications Concerning the Lost Ten Tribes, as explained above.
So too concerning the Blessings.
Norway relatively speaking has fulfilled the Hebrew Mission in the World.
Norway and its neighbors are related to each other and to other peoples who are belong to the Lost Ten Tribes. What applies to one is pertinent to the others.
(3) Norway is Naphtali! The Israelite Tribe of Naphtali and Norwegians
Similarities between Naftali and Norway.
The name Naphtali has the same meaning as the word "Viking"!
Orjan Svensson and Yair Davidy
Does the Name of the Vikings Really Mean "Naftali"?
# The root PhaTaL from which the name Naphtali is derived in Hebrew means "to twist and turn".
A somewhat similar meaning has the word VIKA in Swedish. It means "to fold" or "to turn". From this root was derived the word VIK meaning "bay or inlet" (as a folded coastline). The Vikings received their name because they dwelt and lay wait in inlets or because they were associated with the region of Viken which in its turn was associated with "viks" (inlets) along its coast.
We also noted the association of Norway with Fishing on its coast just as The Tribe of Nafatali had done when its located on the coasts of the Sea of Galilee (Lake Kineret). .
NAFTALI has a name connoting Neft (Petroleum) which today is a mainstay of the Norwegian economy.
Naftalite Huns and Neuri (Naar) both settled in Norway.
Naftali was distinguished by Speed and Alacrity, a Gift for pacification and conciliation.
Naftali was symbolized by a female deer. Norway has the Symbol of the Moose but is noted for its emphasis on womens rights and the symbol of Naftali was a female deer. - .
Deborah the Propjetess came from the Tribe of Natali.
Jonah (Yonah) the Prophet who had been sent to warn the Gentiles of Assyria to repent had a father from Naftali and a mother from the Tribe of Asher,
Prominent Anericans of Norwegian descent made an important mark on the world included:
Norman Borlaug (1914-2009), an agronomist who led initiatives worldwide that contributed to extensive increases in agricultural production termed the Green Revolution. This helped save over a billion people worldwide from starvation.
Henry Martin "Scoop" Jackson (1912 - 1983) was an American lawyer and politician, a Cold War liberal and anti-Communist Democrat, Jackson supported higher military spending and a hard line against the Soviet Union, while also supporting social welfare programs, civil rights, and labor unions, and especially the State of Israel.
Differences between Norwegian-Americans and Norwegians
Norwegian Americans are primarily descendants of 19th or early 20th century farmer or working-class people who moved to North America to farm rural areas. They represent a somewhat narrow segment of the Norwegian population and culture of the time, with a limited connection to Norwegian urban culture and middle or upper class segments of the population. By the late 20th century, Norwegian Americans had been out of touch with cultural developments in Norway for a long time and their cultural conception and ideas of Norway are often based on 19th century national romanticism and seen as outdated by Norwegians. While Norwegians are largely secular, typically attending church only for weddings and funerals, Norwegian Americans are often religious.
Hebrew Kings of Norway
Are you Naphtali? (6297)
Biblical Codes for Norway
We found connections between Norway and the Tribe of Asher and also to Naphtali (but less than to Asher) and a repeated connected to the House of David and also to Judah and Shromron (Samaria).
The river that forms the border between Norway and Russia is known in Norwegian as Jakobselva , i.e. the River of Jacob.