Ends of the Earth
Biblical Locations of the Lost Ten Tribes
- Israel - The Center of the World
- Ends of the Earth and Joseph
- Ends of the Earth and Britain
- Ends of the Earth and the Lost Ten Tribes
- Ends of the Earth and the non-Israelite Nations
- Ends of the Earth and Northern Europe
- Ends of the Earth and the US Eagle
- Ends of the Earth and the Best Places on Earth
The present series of articles examines Biblical Proofs leading to IDENTIFYING THE LOST TEN TRIBES WITH WESTERN PEOPLES. This section deals with Geographic Evidence from the Bible. The following points are linked with each other and concern the Lost Ten Tribes being found at the "ends" or Geographic Extremities of the Great Land Masses, the Lost Ten Tribes being found at the Best Places on the Earth which are also at the Extremities, and the Bald-headed Eagle Symbol of the USA.
Ezekiel refers to the Land of Israel as being at the center of the world. The King James renders the Hebrew "Tabor Ha-Aretz" as "IN THE MIDST OF THE LAND" (38:12) which is a valid rendering though somehat limited. Ezekiel was in fact referring to those dwelling in the Land of Israel at the CENTER OF THE EARTH and the expression may be so understood as referring to the Geographic Central position of the Land of Israel from the Biblical viewpoint.
Moses prophesied concerning Joseph:
(Deuteronomy 33: 13-17)
"And of Joseph he said, Blessed of the LORD be his land (for the precious things of heaven, for the dew, and for the deep that croucheth beneath, And for the precious fruits...And for the chief things of the ancient mountains of the everlasting hills...of the earth and fullness thereof...the good will of HIM that dwelt in the bush.. His glory is like the firstling of his BULL, and his horns, are like the horn of a Unicorn with them he shall push the people together unto the ends of the earth: and they are the ten thousands of Ephraim, and they are the thousands of Menasseh"
In this (and other) blessings Joseph was promised agricultural bounty, mineral resources, favorable climate; He was associated with a people being pushed together unto the ends of the earth.
"Ends of the EARTH" when considered from the Land of Israel means: The continents of America and Australia, and the geographical extremities of South Africa and Northwest Europe.
The very name of England (Angleterre in French) can be understood as meaning "Corner of the Land", i.e. Angle-Land, or "End of the Earth". The prophet Isaiah appears several times to have located the Lost Tribes of Israel in the "Ends of the Earth" e.g. England, in the French language is called ‘Angleterre’, or literally end of the earth. We have shown how 'end of the earth' and 'ends of the earth' were one of the descriptions applied to the location of the Lost Ten Tribes in the End Times - according to the Prophets. I have just obtained a book, "Deconstructing the Bible: Abraham Ibn Ezra's Introduction to the Torah," by Irene Lancaster, London 2003. The book concerns the Commentary of Rabbi Abraham Iben Ezra (1089-ca. 1165). Iben Ezra was borne in Spain and during his lifetime traveled in France, Italy, North Africa, Egypt, the Land of Israel, before reaching India. Towards the end of his life he settled in England and apparently died there.
The authoress says (p.17):
<<One of the most puzzling questions in Jewish intellectual history is why Ibn Ezra should have come to England? The answer may well lie in the contemporary cultural and financial links between the Jews of Normandy and England described above. However, other reasons may well have been equally important for Ibn Ezra. In many ways England could be considered as prime virgin territory for the implanting of Sephardic [i.e. Spanish Jewish] cultural seeds at the end of one man's very long life. In those days 'Angleterre' was regarded as being at the 'edge of the earth', and was therefore of great interest to someone of Ibn Ezra's evangelical and messianic mentality>>.
The word used for 'end' or 'ends' in Hebrew, in connection with ends of the earth and Israel, is usually "Katseh", or in plural "Kastvot". This word, when connected with the word for "Earth" (Aretz), can be associated everywhere it appears in the Bible with the Tribes of Israel.
Most nations that contain a significant portion of Israelite descendants are situated at the "ends of the earth" as mentioned (Deuteronomy 33:17 "afsei-aretz", Isaiah 41:9 "katsvot haaretz", Isaiah 43:6) meaning the geographical extremities as measured from Jerusalem. This is how it was prophesied. Most of the "ends of the earth" belong to Israel. North America, the British Isles, Northwest Europe, Scandinavia, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand, which all may be considered "ends of the earth", and in these areas most people of Israelite descent, from the Ten Tribes, are to be found.
King David in Psalm 61 speaks of crying from the ends of the earth. This Psalm at first looks to be a personal prayer of David himself but it is not so. David identified completely with Israel. Whatever happened to Israel was felt by David as if he himself was personally experiencing it. When David cried for salvation he was viewing Israel in the ‘Latter Times’ and crying out on their behalf.
"FROM THE END OF THE EARTH WILL I CRY UNTO THEE, WHEN MY HEART IS OVERWHELMED: LEAD ME TO THE ROCK THAT IS HIGHER THAN I.”
"FOR THOU HAST BEEN A SHELTER FOR ME AND A STRONG TOWER FROM THE ENEMY"
In Isaiah 49:6 the Tribes of Jacob are expressly linked with the ends of the earth.
"AND HE SAID, IT IS A LIGHT THING THAT THOU SHOULDEST BE MY
SERVANT TO RAISE UP THE TRIBES OF JACOB, AND TO RESTORE THE PRESERVED OF ISRAEL: I WILL ALSO GIVE THEE FOR A LIGHT TO THE GENTILES, THAT THOU MAYEST BE MY SALVATION UNTO THE END OF THE EARTH."
The whole of Isaiah 49 speaks of the Lost Ten Tribes as we have explained elsewhere and as confirmed by the Talmud and Midrash.
Most Brit-Am 'Lost Israelites' are at the ends of the earth and most ends of the earth belong to Israel. There are exceptions however.
Argentina and Paraguay in South America, along with Japan and Siberia, are also "ends of the earth". In Argentina there exists a settlement of Welshmen and the country was once controlled by British and American investments. Before the creation of the State of Israel there were once plans to give the Jews an autonomous region of their own based on agriculture in Argentina. Jewish migration to that region was encouraged. In the end nothing came of this plan though the Jewish population in Argentina remains large. It is highly assimilated, not especially prosperous, and subject to strong anti-Semitic harassment by the local Gentiles. The predominant non-Israelite population of Argentina is of Spanish and Italian origin. Immigrants from Germany and their influence are important there as well. Nazi and Nazi-like outlooks amongst the ruling classes are strong. The border area between Paraguay and Argentina is dominated by Nazis and Palestinians and known for drugs and arms traffic. Israelites should perhaps, when opportunity arises, take over this region and use it to resettle the Palestinians.
The nearby Falkland Islands remain British, and Britain not so long ago went to war over them. The Falkland Islands may also be considered the ends of the earth in this region.
Control of the Antarctic is divided between Britain, Australia, and France.
"Siberia" is not 'Israelite' but Russian. It once enjoyed, in some areas, a better climate than it has now and Israelite-Scythian tribes were in the area but later moved west.
Japan is also not Israelite. The Japanese are mainly of a stock related to the Koreans and northern Chinese. They also contain "Semitic" elements. Edomites and Moabites may have settled in Japan. In addition, there exist some traditions and indications of an ancient Israelite presence in Japan but these are controversial and at all events apply only to a small section of the population.
See the Brit-Am article:
The Japanese are not Hebrews!