A Very Brief Outline (15 December 2017, 27 Kislev, 5778)
We identify France with Reuben because:
The clans of Reuben were to be found in France as explained. See: The Clans of Reuben
The symbol of Reuben was Mandrakes (Numbers Rabah 2;5).
Reuben had found mandrakes in the field (Genesis 30:14) and brought them to his mother Leah. These have a flower similar to the "fleur de lis" traditional French symbol.
Leah used these mandrakes to "hire" the attentions of her husband away from Rachel. Mandrakes, traditionally, had aphrodisiac qualities. Reuben is recalled as once having acted irregularly with Bilhah, his father's concubine (Genesis 35:22). Rightly or wrongly the French historically have had an international reputation for romantic proclivities.
Rising sun symbol of Reuben similar to ancient French sun cult, and the french sun King Louis 14th.
The Cock Symbol
France prior to the Franks was known as Gaul or Galia and its inhabitants were called Galli, which in popular Latin also means "rooster".
The French later used a rooster or "cock" as their national animal representation.
A crowing-cock in Jewish and General folklore is connected with the sunrise which conforms with the "Sun" or "Rising-sun" symbol of Reuben.
"GALATAE" is the name applied to the Gauls in Greek writings. "Galatae" is rendered "Galadi" in some accounts and is a form of the Hebrew name "Gilead". In French translations of the Bible "Gilead" is written as "Galaad".
"And the children of Reuben and the children of Gad and the half-Tribe of Manasseh returned, and departed from the children of Israel out of Shiloh, which is in the land of Canaan, to go unto the country of Gilead, to the land of their possession, whereof they were possessed..." (Joshua 22:9).
For a short period the French once ruled over the country of Syria (1920-1928) and Syria is within the territorial expanse once belonging to the Tribe of Reuben. The French were traditionally also involved with Lebanon and were patrons and protectors of the Christian Lebanese population. Some of the Christians in Lebanon may even descend from French Crusaders.
Tribal Names Show National Character
The name Reuben in Hebrew primarily means "See-a-son" (Rue-ben) though it also has connotations of increase ("Ribui") and plenitude.
Of the sons of Reuben, "Hanoch" means "Inauguration", or "Education"; "Phalu" means "Distinction"; "Hetzron" denotes "Dweller-of -the-Courtyard"; and "Carmi" is derivable from "Cerem" meaning "Vineyard".
All of the above names acquire an additional significance when considered in the light of French history and culture. The French tend to emphasize high-quality educational requirements and are big on ceremonial: both characteristics being represented by the Hebrew name "Hanoch". They prefer quality to quantity and in some fields really are the best in their area, i.e. "Phallu" = Distinction. The French like distinction and style. French fashion and French perfumes are known for attempts to achieve that little bit "extra" that makes for distinction. The French are famous both for their aristocrats and for their peasants and both types are implied in the Hebrew name "Hetsron" meaning courtyard-dweller. "Carmi" in Hebrew means "My Vineyard". France is known for its good wines and expert wine-makers. French wines are considered the best in the world. The French consume large amounts of wine and wine is a staple part of French diet. The export of wine and wine-products such as brandy is an import earner of foreign exchange for the French. The names of the sons of Reuben were those of important elements in the early history of France. These names also describe important aspects of the French national character.
Bible Codes of the sons of Reuben show the word Tserefat i.e. France in Hebrew, interjecting the list of the sons of Reuben (Numbers 26:5). In Hebrew this is a very impressive result and could not be due to chance!
In early Medieval and Modern Hebrew the country of France is called "Zarephath". Zarephath was originally a Phoenician town, "Zarephath which belongeth to Zidon" (1 Kings 17:9) in which Israelites also dwelt. Throughout ancient Gaul and especially on the northwest coast there are signs of Phoenician or Israelite settlement31.
It may be that France received the name Zarephath for ethnic reasons due to some connection with the mixed Israelite Phoenician center of Zarephath (Daat Sofrim). The name is also recalled in the Book of Obadiah and most of the Classical Commentators said that the intention was to France (Rashi, Radak, Daat Sofrim), or to the North in general (Nachmanides, Sefer HaGeulah), or (according to Abarbanel) France and England together.
Obadiah1: 20: And the captivity of this host of the Children of Israel shall posses that of the Canaanites, even unto Zarephath; and the captivity of Jerusalem, which is in sepharad, shall possess the cities of the south.
The above translation is from the King James (KJ) version. The Hebrew original of the first part of Obadiah 1:20 according to the Commentators may be translated as:
"This first exile [of the Lost Ten Tribes] who reach from the Land of Canaanites [i.e. Germany and Holland] to Zeraphath [France and Britain].."
For Gad, the Goths, and Sweden, the strongest proof is the names of Gad and Goth and the sons of Gad corresponding to known groups who settled in Sweden. Additional proofs exist.
The characteristics of Gad and of the Swedes have not been examined yet by us with sufficient depth to go much further than that.