While I don’t usually give the credits at the beginning of a study, I thought just for kicks that I would do so this time. This is a study on the Book of Daniel by Clifton A. Emahiser, 1012 N. Vine St., Fostoria, Ohio 44830: (419) 435-2836; and I believe it to be a good study. So I will present it in part for your review.
We are told in Daniel 12:9 that “the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.” This explains down through the centuries there have been so many whimsical interpretations of his prophecies. But those who have used the historical method of interpretation along with the year for a day principal have fared the best . (Numbers 14:34; Ezekiel 4:6)
Therefore, when you hear the false judeochristian teachers speaking of a three and one half or seven literal years of tribulation, one can mark it down in his/her book that THEY DON’T KNOW WHAT THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT.
There are all kinds of absurdities created when a literal interpretation is used! So it is quite apparent we are never going to grasp the prophecies of Daniel as long as we persist on a non-historical, literal interpretation. By not following the written Word, on makes a liar out of oneself every time. Therefore, it is quite impossible to understand Daniel 4 without the year-day principal inasmuch as it’s Biblical.
For example, 30 days (a month) of prophecy = 30 years; 12 months of prophecy = (30 x 12) or 36o literal years or a Biblical “time.” Therefore, whether it is stated as “a time, times, and a half of time”; “42 months”; or “1260 days,” in any of these forms it is always 1260 literal years. In other words, a “time” (360 years) plus “times” (720 years) plus “a half of time” (180 years) total in all (360 + 720 + 180) = 1260 literal years.
In the case of the 42 months it is 42 x 30 = 1260 or again 1260 literal years. The stated 1260 days are simply 1260 years under the year-day principle. Welcome to the Biblical system of counting prophetic time. Once comprehending this principle, one can begin to recognize those who understand, and those who DO NOT UNDERSTAND.
Even after conquering this hurdle, there are other problems with interpretation to overcome, but at least we have a start. All other issues aside, Daniel as well as Revelation. Once understanding the prophetic time element, we can start placing historical events in their proper order. This also instills confidence in Biblical prophecy when we see all the pieces begin to fit together like a jigsaw puzzle.
All the evidence points to the Nebuchadnezzar of Daniel chapter 4 as being Nabonidus. There’s a reasonable possibility that Nabonidus may have been the son of Nebuchadnezzar by a non-royal wife. The evidence also strongly suggests that Nabonidus was a descendant of the satanic seedline of Cain.
If all this is true, and I personally believe it is, it presents an entirely different picture of Daniel 4. As we will see, in this chapter, we are once more confronted with the element of prophetic time. Reading Daniel chapter 4, we already see in verse 3 an indication of the time covered in this passage:
3: How great are his signs! And how mighty are his wonders! His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and his dominion is from generation to generation.
We can deduct from this verse that this chapter, while it concerns itself with a narrow period under the rule of Nebuchadnezzar )Nabonidus) at Babylon, it is really covering many generations of the everlasting kingdom of Yahweh.
Then in verses 1-4, the dialog belongs to Nebuchadnezzar (Nabonidus) rather than Daniel. In verse 5,Nabonidus speaks of such a troubling dream, he consults all the usual “astrologers, Chaldeans, and soothsayers.”
It should be evident that the Nebuchadnezzar of chapter 2 is not the same, for had it been, surely, after the failed dream-image interpretation experience by the usual prognosticators of chapter 2, he wold have consulted Daniel from the first. Continuing in verse 8, we are told that Daniel was finally consulted about the matter. Then in verses 10-17 it describes Nabonidus’s dream-vision:
10: Thus were the visions of mine head in my bed; I saw and behold a tree in the midst of the earth, and the height thereof was great.
11: The tree grew, and was strong, and the height thereof reached into heaven, and the sight thereof to the end of all the earth:
12: The leaves thereof were FAIR, and the fruit thereof much, and in it was meat for all: the beast of the field had shadow under it, and the fowls of the heaven dwelt in the boughs thereof, and all flesh was fed of it.
13: I saw in the visions of my head upon my bed, and behold, a watcher and an holy one came down from heaven;
14: He cried aloud, and said thus, Hew down the tree, and cut off his branches, shake off his laves, and scatter his fruit: let the beast get away from under it, and the fowls from his branches:
15: Nevertheless leave the stump of his roots in the earth, even with a band of iron and brass: in the tender grass of the field: and let it be wet with the dew of heaven, and let his portion be with the beasts of in the grass of the earth:
16: Let his heart be changed from man’s, and let a beast’s heart be given unto him: and let seven times pass over him.
17: This matter is by the decree of the watchers, and the demand by the word of the holy ones: to the intent that the living may know that the most high ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will, and setteth up over it the basest of men.
Now let’s analyze to see what this passage is saying in doing so, we will need to dissect each individual word and phrase for a proper interpretation. This is a passage which can’t be read over scantily, giving it only a lick and a promise, for there is much more here than first meets the eye.
In verse 10, we are told Natbonidus’s dream-vision was all about some kind of “tree.” Therefore, if we can determine what sort of tree this could possibly have been, we might just understand the subject of his vision. Of course, if you ask some of the anti-seedliners, they will say it simply means a “wooden tree” like they foolishly insist about the “tree of life” and “the tree of knowledge of good and evil” in Genesis 2:9. Before we are finished with this topic, we will understand beyond all doubt that this was no ordinary tree. We find a very interesting comment in “The Bible Knowledge Commentary” by Walvoord & Zuck, volume 1, page 1342:
“Previously Nebuchadnezzar (Nabonidus) had traveled to Lebanon to watch the felling of the great cedars to provide timber for his construction projects in Babylon. So he had witnessed the felling of mighty trees. The tree he saw in his dream was significant because of its sizes, its beauty and it fruit. (v. 12) It provided food and shelter for all the animals and birds who lived under it or in it.”
While this is very intriguing the “animals” and “birds,” like the tree were no ordinary “animals” or “birds.” Once we discover that these terms are symbolic in nature, we are on our way to an understanding of what this passage is conveying and this is true for most of the Bible. That’s why many people can’t comprehend Two Seedline.
The next important word we are faced with in speaking of the “treez” is the term “end” at very se 11 where its says: “...and the sight thereof to the end of all the earth.” It is #5491 in the “Hebrew-Chaldee Dictionary” in Strong’s, and its meaning is “end,” but we are directed to #5490 which says: “...sofe; from 5486; a termination: conclusion, end, hinderpart.”
Going to 5486, we find: “...soof, a primitive root; to snatch away, i.e., terminate: consume, have an end, perish, x be utterly.” To this Gesenius’ seems to agree. To #5486 “The New Brown-Driver-Brigs-Gesenius Hebrew-English Lexicon add: “come to an end, cease.”
We have to ask the question, does “end” mean chronologically or geographically, or both? As we will see, it’s not relevant. As stated here, “end of all the earth,” would seem to be geographically. While Babylon covered a lot of territory, it was far from covering the entire earth, and as there were other kingdoms around them, it didn’t mean that even in their general area.
But if “end of all the earth” could symbolically apply to the Babylonian system from that time to our day, it would include “all the earth,” or to every corner of the earth, with no one being exempt. Anyway, that’s my interpretation and if that’s the case, the time factor would have to be included. I say all this, for Babylon has to fall two times, in Revelation 14:8.
Then going to verse 12 we read: “The leaves thereof were fair.” The “leaves” on a tree are symbolic of protection for the fruit, and the birds which might nest in its branches. This is simply comparing the leaves of the tree to Babylon’s protection of its inhabitants.
Then it continues “and the fruit thereof much.” This simply is symbolic of great production both of crops and manufacture, with a surplus for export. Resuming in verse 12 it says, “and it was meat for all.”
This is symbolic language, and is implying that all the inhabitants of Babylon lacked nothing. Continuing on in the same verse it remarks, “the beast of the field had shadow under it.” This is as much as saying that dwelling among them, and again the shadow produced by the leaves served as protection.
Continuing in that verse, “and the fowls of the heaven dwelt in the boroughs thereof.” This is very similar to Revelation 18:2 where again it is making reference to Babylon where it speaks of “the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.”
I am certain in mine own mind that it is referring to the satanic seedline which we know today as “Jews.” Today, like in Babylon of old, we have that kind of people in the branches of our government and controlling our country.
The judeochrisians would deny all this claiming it’s all a matter of the “flesh.” If they really believe that, then they should use their ministries to convert the “Jews” from their wicked ways.
For instance, if that’s the case the judeochristian clergy could move their whole operation to Tel Aviv. It would only be a minor change on their stationary from “Anywhere USA” to “Israel.” And if they, according to their own words, “appreciates the other races” so much, they could setup branch ministries in the Congo and at Hong Kong; in India and Korea; Vietnam and Thailand.
Verse 12 then ends “and all flesh was fed of it.” When it speaks of “all flesh” feeding off Babylon, it should be understood to mean they believed in and practiced “universalism.” This should give one a reasonably good depiction of the nature of the “tree” of Daniel chapter 4, but his is not the end of the story.
Verses 13 & 14 then say:
13: I saw in the vision of my head upon my bed, and, behold, a watcher and an holy one came down from heaven;
14: He cried aloud, and said thus, Hew down the tree, and cut off his branches, shake off his leaves, and scatter his fruit: let the beasts get away from under it, and the fowls from his branches.” Here Yahweh is announcing, through His messenger, to cut down the “tree” representing Babylon, with its economic, political, religious and universalist systems.
Verse 14 commands: “hew down the tree,” meaning to bring in the Medo-Persians (with the Scythian Israelites) and conquer her. After that the order goes out “and cut off his branches,” same as the “bought” or branches of government under which the fowls (unclean birds) infiltrate mentioned in verse 12.
Next the order is “shake off his leaves,” meaning break down the walls of protection, followed by “and scatter his fruit,” meaning dry up the production of food and cause industry to fail. Continuing we hear the words “let the beast get away from under it,” meaning let the other races go somewhere else, followed by the last directive “and the fowls from his branches,” this is where the Chaldean priesthood left Babylon for Pergamos where Revelation 2:12-13 states “Satan’s seat” is.
But Leave the Stump
We come now to the second half of the “watcher’s decree.” Now for anyone who is looking ahead to verses 25, 32-33, and believes that Nebuchadnezzar (Nabonidus) was condemned “to eat grass like an oxen” in an environment with animals for a literal period of seven years, should reconsider that position.
We could point out, that the digestive system of a man can in no way consume grass as food. Now the cud-chewing bovine variety of beef-cattle, including he oxen and buffalo, have a four compartment stomach and can break down raw grass as usable food. Even then, if they eat too much grass in the green stage, it can make them terribly sick.
There is no way Nabonidus, as a man, could have eaten grass for seven days, let alone for seven years. For anyone who thinks he did, we invited them to make a single meal of grass, cooked in any manner or eaten raw, and he will wish he hadn’t within 24 hours.
Yet in spite of this crystal-clear, explicit fact, many Bible commentaries made that claim. It’s about time we start using some common sense when reading the Holy Scriptures, and with commonsense, we will continue. So we can safely conclude that Daniel in chapter 4 is speaking mostly in symbolic terms rather than literal. One exception being the “the one hour” at verse 19.
Now if you are familiar with the Book of Enoch, you are aware there are a group of angels who are called the “Watchers.” (There is also a book of Watchers in the Forgotten Books of Eden) If you will recall, Daniel had contact with two other angels, Michael and Gabriel. Many of the judeochristians disclaim both devil and angel-kind. We will now read verses 15-17:
15: Nevertheless leave the stump of his roots in the earth, even with a band of iron and brass, in the tender grass of the fields; and let it be wet with the dew of heaven, and let his portion be with the beasts in the grass of the earth:
16: Let his heart be changed from man’s and let a beast’s heart be given unto him; and let seven times pass over him.
17: This matter is b the decree of the WATCHERS, and the demand by the word of the holy ones: to the intent that the living may know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will, and setteth up over it the basest of men.”
As we continue, we are told in verse 15, “Nevertheless leave the stump of his roots in the earth.” When we finally arrive at verse 22, it will be revealed, while it doesn’t state his name, that Nabonidus using the name of Nebuchadnezzar was the “tree.”
It should then be evident that if the tree is Nabonidus, the stump and roots in some manner are also. Then we are introduced to a different element of the “stump,” “even with a band of iron and brass.”
These are two of the four same metals of the dream-image of chapter 2, less the gold and silver. And if you will remember, the gold was Babylon; the silver was Medo-Persia; the brass was Greece; and the iron was Rome.
To be consistent and because we are not instructed otherwise, we can once again be quite sure the iron band is Rome and the brass band Greece. As we can observe, the sentence was severe, but not entirely fatal to what the tree represented. And while Nabonidus was the tree that was cut down at the fall of Babylon, his political economic and religious system continued living on.
Next we are given a clue where the dying stump would subsist and under what conditions it wold thrive, “in the tender grass of the field; and let it be wet with the dew or heaven.” In Matthew 13:38, in the parable of the wheat and the tares we are told “the field is the world.” but this passage speaks of “the tender grass of the field” and how can that be applied? Well, wheat is a product from a kind of grass, and the true Israelites were considered wheat in the parable just cited.
Therefore, the “tender grass” can be no other than the White Adamic race. And once we can comprehend that, the “dew of heaven” can be no other than the knowledge of Yahweh and Gospel story. Now the stump s not the tender grass and the tender grass (wheat) is not the stump. In other words the tender grass (true Israel) is coexisting with the Babylonian stump.
And while the knowledge of Yahweh is for True Israel only, the dying stump pollutes the knowledge of Yahweh with its poisonous byproducts, and that’s a perfect analogy of the Universal Roman Catholic Church, under the control of Satan’s Children the jews, which worships Nabonidus’ Babylonian queen of heaven, teachings.
Another interesting thing we should take into account is the fact that the stump with its bands of iron and brass completely bypassed the Medo-Persian Empire as the stump had no band of silver.
This is because the Medo-Persian Empire under Cyrus and Darius had developed an honest money system and had post roads for the free movement of truthful news and information. It is also because Nabonidus’ moon-god Sin religious system, moved directly from Babylon to Pergamos, again bypassing the Medo-Persian Empire. Thus, out of the Grecian Empire came heavily influenced philosophy (the knowledge of men) which in church seminaries is called hermeneutics. And when Rome conquered Greece, all the Greek paganism along with the Greek thought became part and parcel of Rome.
Continuing on in verse 15, it says, “and let his portion be with the beasts in the grass of the earth.” It appears to be imply, let Nabonidus’ stump system be with the beasts (the other races) in the grass (Israel wheat) of the earth. To be more emphatic, Nabonidus’ portion is with the bast (the other races) in the tender grass (wheat) nations.
Following in verse 16 we read, “Let his heart be changed from man’s and let a beast’s heart be given unto him.” Again, this is symbolic language suggesting that he, the Nabonidus stump political economical-religious system, would have a similar mental disposition as a brute-animal.
Also it should be noted the word “man’s” as used here is not #120 for Adam-man but #606, enash-man in Aramaic, and #582 in Hebrew, enosh-man. It is quite evident, then, that Nabonidus was not related to us White people. Then the proclamation, “and let seven times pass over him.” Here again, we come face to face with the Biblical system for counting prophetic time, inasmuch as a time is 360 years, “seven times” would equate to 2520 years to pass over the stump system. This is the seven times period of Nabonidus’ insanity.
Then it continues, “This matter is by the decree of the watchers, and the demand by the word of the holy ones.” There are certain angels who have specific jobs, and are assigned to watch over the destinies of certain countries and situations and are under the command of the Almighty. Whether or not the various nations are aware of it, they will in some way fulfill the purposes of Yahweh (and that doesn’t mean non-Israel peoples will inherit the kingdom with Israel). They emphatically will NOT!
The next verse 17 verifies this where it says,
“to the intent that the living may know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will.”
Here the words “the living” pertain only to Adamic man, for he only had the breath of life of Yahweh breathed into him, Genesis 2:7. So when we grasp that seven times are going to pass over Nabonidus’ stump, we can be sure the Almighty has a purpose for it, and that it will be fulfilled exactly on time. Then we see one more very important matter added to this mandate, “and setteth up over it the basest of men.”
All we need do is look back over history from the time when this decree was made to the present day and observe the various emperors, czars, kings, Kaisers, dictators, prime ministers and presidents, preachers, ministers, teachers, priests and thereby, we can clearly see that they were indeed the “basest of men.”
The only ones who amounted to anything at all were those kings descended from the House of David of the Tribe of Judah. And surely many of our presidents would have to be placed in the “basest” category. This phrase alone should prove beyond all doubt that the “seven times’ were not seven literal years, but 2520 years of the insanity of Nabonidus! How can one place the plural word “men” in the space of seven literal years? It can’t be done, for it is speaking of a prophetic 2520 years for these “basest of men!” And that is what we’ve had.
The only question at this point is, from what point in time do we start counting the “seven times?” For the answer to that we need to know when the “tree” was fully felled. While the
Babylonian Empire was conquered at 539 B.C.,the last usurper to attempt to restore the empire as Nebuchadnezzar in 521 B.C.
It would seem reasonable that Cyrus hadn’t really secured his conquest until that last usurper was eliminated. It could only be at that poiing the “tree” was down to stay. Once that point is established, all one need do is add 2520 years and allow one year for B.C. to A.D. conversion plus any variation for New Years day. We keep our New Years day January 1st but Babylon celebrated theirs in the Fall of the year. Therefore, adjustments would have to be made for these varying factors.
But we must remember that this is all a dream-vision to Nabonidus and probably in his dream he counted it as seven years’ insanity he fantasized he was restored. That also was but a dream The reason the vision was given to Nabonidus is because his “stump system” would fulfill it.
Now if we will keep in mind that this is all a dream on the part of Nabonidus, we can separate the literal from the long range prophetic significance. Let’s now take up the reading of Daniel chapter 4 once more to verse 20:
20: The tree that thou sawest, which grew, and was strong, whose height reached unto heaven, and the sight thereof to all the earth;
21: Whose leaves were fair, and the fruit thereof much, and in it was meat for all; under which the beasts of the field dwelt, and upon whose branches the fowls of the heaven had their habitation:
22: It is thou, O king, that art grown and become strong: for thy greatness is grown, and reacheth unto heaven, and thy dominion to the end of the earth.
23: And whereas the king saw a watcher and an holy one coming down from heaven, and saying, Hew the tree down, and destroy it; yet leave the stump of the roots thereof in the earth, even with a band of iron and brass, in the tender grass of the field; and let it be wet with the dew of heaven, and let his portion be with the beasts of the field, till seven times pass over him;
24: This is the interpretation, O king, and this is the decree of the most High, which is come upon my lord the king:
25: That they shall drive thee from men, and thy dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field, and they shall make thee to eat grass as oxen, and they shall wet thee with the dew of heaven, and seven times shall pass over thee, TILL THOU KNOW THAT THE MOST HIGH RULETH in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will.
26: And whereas they commanded to leave the stump of the tree roots; THY KINGDOM SHALL BE SURE UNTO THEE, after that thou shalt have known that the heavens do rule.
27: Wherefore, O king, let my counsel be acceptable unto thee, and break off they sins by righteousness, and thine iniquities by showing mercy to the poor; if it may be lengthening of thy tranquility.
28: All this came upon the king Nebuchadnezzar.
You probably noticed the language from verses 20 to 28 were a repeat of former verses, and because we had established their meaning you could comprehend the text to a greater degree.
There were two things, though. The second item which should be taken into account is at verse 26 where it said, “thy kingdom shall be sure unto thee” in a sense, this became true, but Nabonidus would never love to see it though, and we doubt that Daniel explained it to him in that manner. One thing which is certain, it has undeniably been 2520 years of insanity.
Now verses 29-31:
29: At the end of twelve months he walked in the palace of the kingdom of Babylon.
30: The king spake, and said, is not this great Babylon, that I have built for the house of the kingdom by the might of my power, and for the honor of my majesty?
31: While the word was in the king’s mouth, there fell a voice from heaven saying, O king Nebuchadnezzar, to thee it is spoken; The kingdom is departed from thee.
Obviously, this is not part of the dream, but it does show he had no respect for Daniel’s interpretation. What is interesting is the lat part of verse 31 where it says “The kingdom is departed from thee.” Truly, if this is Nabonidus, it would be a proper statement, of or it was during his reign that Babylon fell to the Medo-Persians, although he was at Tema in the Arabian Desert and had left his son Belshazzar in charge of the city.
Later, Nabonidus would be captured at Babylon. He as an archaeologist, and was considered by secular historians a “mad king.” Nabonidus was mad alright, he had a bad case of “moon-madness.”
Fortunately, we have much evidence concerning Nabonidus from a secular historical viewpoint, and it’s not hard to see why Daniel might have pictured him in that sight. Let’s read verses 32 to 37 in such a light:
32: And they shall drive thee from men, and thy dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field: they shall make thee to eat grass as oxen, and seven times shall pass over thee, until thou know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will.
33: The same hour was the thing fulfilled upon Nebuchadnezzar and he was driven from men, and did eat grass as oxen, and his body was wet with the dew of heaven, till his hairs were grown like eagles’ feathers, and his nails like birds’ flaws.
34: And at the end of the days I Nebuchadnezzar lifted up mine eyes unto heaven, and mine understanding returned unto me, and I praised and honored him that liveth for ever, whose dominion is an everlasting dominion, and his kingdom is from generation to generation:
35: And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: he doeth according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay his hand, or say unto him What doeth thou?
36: At the same time my reason returned unto me; for the glory of my kingdom, mine honor and brightness returned unto me; and my counselors and my lords sought unto me; and I was established in my kingdom, and excellent majesty was added unto me.
37: Now I Nebuchadnezzar praise and extol and honor the King of Heaven all whose works are truth, and his ways judgment: and those that walk in pride he is able to abase.
From this ending one might get the idea that Nabonidus turned form his sinful ways, and as some might say, “became a Christian.” Nothing could be further from the truth. Nabonidus was far from being an Israelite, the only Kingdom people.
Daniel is simply illustrating, how in the end, all heathen (the other races) will have to recognize and admit that Yahweh is the only living, all wise Elohim, although His Salvation is not for them. This can be proven from may passages of Scripture. It seems that the Almighty takes great pleasure in showing all the non-Israelite people that His Redemption IS NOT FOR THEM!
As has been pointed out before, Daniel’s writings are mostly in symbology, and in most cases cannot be taken entirely in a literal manner. If we do so, we will get into trouble every time. Another thing you might have noticed with this passage is the fact that the symbology is repeated throughout the chapter several times. Whenever this phenomenon is encountered in Scripture, it is for the purpose of emphasis, as the matter is extraordinary important.
As the terms “seven times” “stump” “tender grass” are repeated two, three and four times in the same text. Daniel is imploring you to learn the symbolical meaning. Actually, the basic theme concerning the “seven times over the stump’ is reiterated four times in slightly varying language, so the symbology is of very great significance. Had it meant only seven literal years, once would have sufficed.
The ball is now in your court, and you will have to settle this matter for yourself. One will have to admit, there is a considerable difference between 7 literal years and 2550 prophetic years, and also 1260 literal days (sometimes stated “42 months” or in other cases, “time, times and a half time”) and1260 prophetic years.
It should be noted at verse 23, the commanding from the “watcher” was to “hew down” and “destroy” the tree which represented Nabonidus, (v 22) but at the end of the chapter, Nabonidus was seemingly restored. We can’t have it both ways, as he was either destroyed or he wasn’t.
Therefore, the only way Nabonidus was restored was in a symbolic sense in the analogy of a decaying “stump,” after the fact. We still have that corrupt stump among us today, and the only restoration we can have is the total destruction of the “stump” system which it represents.
And the only restoration which might be applicable would be the exposure of those advocating and promoting the stump system, and having them have to admit there is only one True Yahweh, and His “living tree” system. Daniel really isn’t contradicting himself if we perceive him in the correct manner.
It is hard to find anything beneficial from the various Bible commentaries on this chapter, but occasionally one can chance on an interesting remark, The International Bible Commentary, by F.F. Bruce, et. al., on verse 15 makes the observation that the “bands” around the “stump” might be for the purpose of stunting its re-growth so it doesn’t’ get out of control, or to make sure it’s going to eventually die.
Well, that’s a tantalizing thought. Burce also suggests the possibility of the bands being used “to protect against damage.” We will have to agree wit the former. Bruce also points out that the term time in “seven times” in Aramaic only means “a specific period.”
Another interesting observations by the Commentary on the Whole Bible, by Jamieson, Fausset &Brown on verse 13:
“Watcher and an holy one; rather, ‘even an holy one.’ Only one angel is intended, and he not one of the bad, but of the holy angels. Called a ‘watcher,’ because ever on the watch to execute God’s will...The idea of heavenly ‘watchers’ under the supreme God (called in the Zend-Avesta of their Persian Zoroaster, (Omuzd) was founded on the primeval revelation as to evil angels having watched for an opportunity until they succeeded in tempting man to his ruin, and good angels ministering to God’s servants...”
While doing this walk-through of Daniel’s prophecies, we suddenly realized that many of us (in fact most of us) simply don’t know the history of both house of Israel up until Daniel’s time. It is impossible, to make any real sense of Daniel without this historical knowledge. Time after Time we have heard the judeochristian priests of Baal and even in Identity literature materials that the ten northern tribes went into Assyrian captivity and Judah went into Babylonian captivity.
Such a blanket statement is only about 50% correct (in other words, 50% incorrect).. Now if one doesn’t want to be among that great majority who are only 50% correct, they will of necessity have to do some “study to show himself approved.”
If you don’t already have Hammmond’s Atlas of the Bible Lands, edited by Harry Thomas Frank, professor of religion at Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio, copyright MCMLXXVII, published by Hammond Incorporated, we highly recommend you get a copy.
Also advisable would be an Outline History of the Seventy Weeks Nation, by Rev. Alban Heath. The first mention publication has charts and maps that are reasonably accurate. On page B-17 of the Atlas, there is a map showing the routes of the five different forays made by the Assyrians into what we call today Palestine, of which we will show four here along with data from other sources:
l Tiglath-Pileser III 745-727 B.C. 734-732 B.C.
l Shalmaneser V 727-722 B.C. 724-722 B.C.
l Sargon II 722-705 B.C. -721 B.C.
l Sennacherib 705-681 B.C.. -701 B.C.
In the first column is the name of the Assyrian ruler; in the second the period of his reign; and the third the years of his campaigns. Another book is Reader’s digest Atlas of the Bible, edited by Joseph L. Gardner et. al. (especially the chapters; “The fall of Israel;” “Sennacherib Attacks Judah;” “End of Judah;” and “Exile in Babylon”). During the reign of Shalmaneser III, northern Israel was first threatened and direct contact made by a series of raids when he sought to contain the pressure of the hill-tribesmen in Urartu, Medes and Persians in the Urmia region.
After many victories elsewhere, Tiglath -pileser III (2 Kings 15:19; 16:7-10), made a swift march down the coast of Gaza, whose King Hanunnu fled to Egypt. He sacked the area and set up a golden statue of his royal self as a mark of victory, but did not push beyond Egypt’s border at Nahal-Musur. This advance took him through the territory of Damasccus, Galilee and northern Israel (which was called “the land of Omri”), and after that counted as part of Assyria.
After placing Pekah on the throne instead of Hoshea, he may well have instigated the murder of the former (2 Kings 15:29-30). Thus, we have a record of the beginning of several Assyrian invasions directed a the northern House of Israel culminating in their capture. Among these were the Reubenits, the Gadites, and the half-tribe of Manasseh (1 Chronicles 5:26).
Then came Shalmaneser V, who continued his predecessor’s (Tiglath-pileser III’s) practice of periodically marching through Syria collecting tribute. He made Hoshea of Israel a vassal (2 Kings 17:3), but in his seventh regnal year Hoshea ceased to pay the annual required tribute. Quick to react, Shalmaneser V besieged Samaria for three years, taking more northern Israelites captive when the city fell with the next Assyrian king, Sargon II, in 723/2 B.C., removing them to Halah and Habor by the river Gozan in the cities of the Medes (2 Kings 18:9-11).
Sargon II does not appear in Old Testament history, but Sargon Ii himself has left the following inscription:
“(In the beginning of my reign) the city of Samaria I besieged, I captured....27,280 of the inhabitants I carried away; fifty chariots in the midst of them I collected (and the rest of their good I seized); I set my governor over them and laid upon them tribute and taxes like those of the Assyrians.”
Sennacherib Takes Nearly Half of The Southern Kingdom of Judah into Assyrian Captivity!:
This is the important part of the story that most Bible students completely overlook! And this “half” doesn’t include the many of Zarah -Judah and Pharez-Judah that migrated away before the Assyrian invasions. Later, after taking all the northern House of Israel captive, the Assyrian king Sennacherib (705-681) came up against all the fenced cities of Judah, taking them (2 Kings 18:13). While Scripture is silent on the subject of the deportations of Judah, Sennacherib himself has left the following record:
“And Hezekiah king of Judah, who had not bowed down to my feet forty-six of his strong cities, his castles, and the smaller towns in their neighborhood beyond number with warlike engines...I attacked and captured 200,150 people small and great, male and female, horses, mares, asses, camels, oxen and sheep beyond number from the midst of them I carried off and distributed them as a spoil. He himself, like a bird in a cage, inside Jerualem his royal city I shut him up.”
After this, all that was left of the southern Kingdom of Judah was Jerusalem (2 Kings 18:13, 17; 2 Chronicles 32:1-2; Isaiah 36:1-2). Rightly does The Bible Knowledge Commentary, by Walvoord and Zuck say on 2 Kings 18:13:
“Next he (Sennacherib) attacked all the fortified cities of Judah except Jerualem and captured the people.”
The 27,280 of the House of Israel and the 200,150 of the House of Judah can hardly account for a fraction of their numbers. While Sargon’s inscription might record a small division of the 46 cities of Judah, it surely doesn’t necessarily account for all the Judhites taken captive.
The Population of Judah:
Using Scripture, we will cite various passages to ascertain the population of the southern Kingdom of Judah at specific periods. In 2 Chronicles 13:3, we are told that Abijah put four hundred thousand men of war in battle array compared to eight hundred thousand by Jeroboam of the northern Kingdom of Israel, totaling 1,200,000 between them.
2 Chronicles 17:14-19, we find 1,160,000 in Judah under Jehoshaphat a generation or so later (in both the MT and LXX). In 2 Chronicles 25:5 we find 300,000 men of war in Judah over the age of 20 from a census. In 2 Chronicles 26:13, we observe 310,100 men of war under Uzziah, king of Judah. In 2 Chronicles 28:6 we see that 120,000 men of war under Ahaz of Judah were slain in one day by Pekan, king of Israel.
Therefore, it is quite obvious, with these statistics of just the fighting men of war, the considerable number of Judah when all the women, children and old men beyond fighting age were counted. From this Biblical and historical evidence, you can now see why we have so much trouble with proper Biblical interpretation.
In addition to a major part of Judah going into Assyrian captivity, many of Judah who went into Babylonian captivity had opportunity to join with Judah who were in Assyrian captivity (Jeremiah 50:4). So those returning to Jerusalem at the decree of Cyrus represented only a minor part of the original kingdom of Judah!
Now, if you don’t have a full understanding of these captivities, you still have some homework to do. In short, nearly all of Judah migrated into Europe with the other tribes. Another factor must also be taken into account. Because the southern Kingdom as also made up of Benjamites and a considerable number of Levites, they also were taken captive with Judah into Assyrian captivity at the same time, and migrated into Europe also.
The reason we are compelled to reiterate all these weighty facts once more is because we continue to observe many, and some claim to be teachers, who haven’t the slightest idea what it’s all about.
The History Many of Us Don’t Know:
It is necessary to review some of this Biblical history in order to bring our study of Daniel into perspective. In fact, without this history, it’s quite impossible to truly grasp to whom, and what and how his prophecies apply. If one listens to prime-time, mainline religion, Daniel’s prophecies become one giant mass of confusion. For that same reason, let’s summarize the general Biblical-historical narrative again.
Before we start, and as we go along, it is imperative we define some terms. It is essential, therefore, when we use the terms “Israelite” or “Judahit,” we don’t mean “Jew.” The true identity of the sons’ of Isaac (Anglo-Saxons), according to the prophets and Messiah’s parables, was to be hidden until the time of the harvest, or sometimes states as “the time of the end” or “the last days.” (Matthew 9:37-38; 13:30)
Many people wonder, if the Anglo-Saxons are Israel, why don’t more know about it? Or, why hasn’t my pastor taught that? The answer is, it was prophesied that it would not be generally known until our present time. (Psalm 83:3)
In order to understand Biblical prophecy today, one must know the identity of the Anglo-Saxon and related peoples. As we enter into Bible prophecy, we will also need to consider Bible history.
One reason, and the main reason, people have difficulty with Bible prophecy is because they do not take time to read Bible history. The first sixteen or seventeen books of the Bible are Bible history.
For instance, how can anyone expect to understand the prophecies of Jeremiah, Isaiah and Ezekiel if they’re not familiar with, and pay no attention to, the books of the Bible setting forth the history leading up to those prophecies!
When we trace Biblical history we must grasp the primary fact that the twelve sons became 12 tribes, or 13 tribes if we include the two sons of Joseph, Ephraim and Manasseh.
But under David, at about 1000 B.C., they became one nation, which is an historical fact. If you’re not familiar and don’t understand, you cannot possibly understand what the Scriptures prophesied concerning these people. Let us now read from 2 Samuel 5:4-5 which presents an important historical fact and a key to understanding Scripture:
2 Samuel 5:4‑5
4: David was thirty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned forty years.
5: In Hebron he reigned over Judah seven years and six months: and in Jerusalem he reigned thirty and three years over all Israel and Judah.
This is simply stating that David ruled seven years and six months over Judah before he reigned the balance of his administration over both Israel and Judah. It’s very clear in Biblical history, even before the time of the Exodus, a division arose between Judah and Ephraim with the two contending fro leadership. That distinction and division continued from the time that Jacob was still living, and as they developed into tribes and nations, it lingered on. This shows in the fact that it took the House of Israel (Ephraim) seven and a half years to accept David’s rule. So they were brought together as one nation under David. But that didn’t last very long.
After David’s administration, we had Solomon’s administration, and after the death of Solomon it is needful to know that in 1 Kings 12, Rehoboam, Solomon’s son, became king and we read it in verses 19-20:
1 Kings 12:19‑20
19: So Israel rebelled against the house of David unto this day.
20: And it came to pass, when all Israel heard that Jeroboam was come again, that they sent and called him unto the congregation, and made him king over all Israel: THERE WAS NONE THAT FOLLOWED THE HOUSE OF DAVID, BUT THE TRIBE OF JUDAH ONLY (which included Benjamin and some Levites).
Now turn to 2 Kings 17:5-6 to note further historical developments which give an understanding and a key to Biblical prophecy:
2 Kings 17:5‑6
5: Then the king of Assyria came up throughout all the land, and went up to Samaria (House of Israel), and besieged it three years.
6: In the ninth year of Hoshea the king of Assyria took Samaria, and carried Israel away into Assyria, and placed them in Halah and in Habor by the river of Gozan, and in the cities of the Medes.
Here we have one of the most important events in all the history of the Isaac Sons, or the Anglo-Saxon and related people. All this took place about 720 B.C., and placed them in Assyria, and later toward the Black and Caspian seas.
Now, leaving the House of Israel we will return to 2 Kings 23:27 and we’ll find what happened to the Kingdom of Judah:
2 Kings 23:27
27: And the LORD said, I will remove Judah also out of my sight, as I have removed Israel, and will cast off this city Jerusalem which I have chosen, and the house of which I said, My name shall be there.
It should be repeated with emphasis that this is Biblical history and is something we should all be able to agree on and accept. That is, if we believe the Bible is the Word of Yahweh. Following this, in 2 Kings 24:2-3 we find:
2 Kings 24:2‑3
2: And the LORD sent against him bands of the Chaldees, and bands of the Syrians, and bands of the Moabites, and bands of the children of Ammon, and sent them against Judah to destroy it, according to the word of the LORD, which he spake by his servants the prophets.
3: Surely at the commandment of the LORD came this upon Judah, to remove them out of his sight, for the sins of Manasseh, according to all that he did.
If we plunge into Biblical prophecy without a foundation of Biblical history i8t simply will n to make any sense, and we will have no way of proving we are correct. We can not Scripturally interpret prophecy unless it is done from such an understanding.
So to be sure we are getting all of this in our minds, let’s now go over this again. We have now learned that from the twelve sons of Jacob came twelve or thirteen tribes depending on how they are counted. Later they became one nation under David. But after the death of Solomon, the son of David, these tribes divided into two nations. This may seem elementary, but it is essential to understanding Biblical prophecy.
Samaria was the capital for the House of Israel nation in the north, and Jerusalem was the capital of the two and ½ tribe of the House of Judah nation to the south. Again it should be reiterated that in 720 B.C., some seven hundred years before the First Advent of the Messiah, the Israel nations were taken into the Assyrian captivity. And EXTREMELY IMPORTANT, because it is usually overlooked, a major portion of the southern House of Judah nation was also taken into Assyrian captivity to join with the House of Israel already there.
Then about a hundred years later, the remnant of that remaining Judah nation, which consisted mainly of Jerusalem, was taken into Babylonian captivity. The Bible is a history book and must be treated as such, and it is a history of one man’s family, not all the various races and peoples of the earth. If you still don’t understand, go back and keep rereading it until you do comprehend.
Jeremiah, in chapter 3, in the very beginning of his book, it again deals with Biblical history. That history is simply this: Jeremiah prophesied at the time when the leftover Judah nation, which was not taken captive into Assyria, was about to be taken into the Babylonian captivity. The northern House of Israel nation had gone into Assyrian captivity some one hundred years before this, and once again falls under the category of Bible history.
Hosea prophesied concerning Israel while Jeremiah prophesied concerning both Israel and Judah. Should you have a desire to understand, continue to follow along with us. Jeremiah was preaching and prophesying to this small residue of the Judah nation. As we have learned, Israel and most of Judah had been taken into Assyrian captivity and to regions north, a hundred years before this time, never to return. In Jeremiah 3:12 the Almighty speaks to his prophet Jeremiah saying:
12: Go and proclaim these words toward the north, and say, Return, thou backsliding Israel, saith the LORD; and I will not cause mine anger to fall upon you: for I am merciful, saith the LORD, and I will not keep anger for ever.
This is a momentous passage overlooked by the majority of Bible students as far as the Isaac-Sons are concerned, which we will see as we go along. The message was: “You return back to Me and My Word, and I will not cause Mine anger to fall upon you, and I will not completely destroy you.”
Then in verse 14:
14: Turn, O backsliding children, saith the LORD; for I am married unto you: and I will take you one of a city, and two of a family, and I will bring you to Zion.
Many try to imply that Yahweh was married only to Israel, not Judah, which categorically is not true. Judah simply joined Israel in her migrations. It is simply amazing how some people come up with all kinds of confused conclusions.
This is a tremendous prophecy, and we must be able to discern the history when it was fulfilled. This was a long-range prophecy pertaining to the Israel and Judah people who were taken into the Assyrian captivity. For those who don’t understand this prophecy, it is a foretelling of the Great Zion Nation, America. Just pick up any truthful history book of the founding of our country, and read about it, for it is a fulfillment of Jeremiah 3:14.
And where did all these people come from? Well, they came from the very region of the Black and Caspian seas from where they migrated into Europe (the British Isles, Germany, France, Scandinavia, etc.). This was a long-range prophecy and Yahweh DID take us in the manner He said He would. “Long-range,” inasmuch as it was to last 2,520 years for each individual tribe. The rest of the prophecy in verse 15 reads:
15: And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.
Any pastor not feeding us with “knowledge and understanding” of who true Israel and Judah are, are not worthy of that dignity, nor our tithes of support. But the Israel and Judah of today are literally throwing tons of money at the false-Baal priest pastors in the pulpits of the whore houses called churches in America today.
The only true pastors are the Israel Identity teachers identifying both the Wheat (Israel and true Judah) along with the tares (the impostors called “jews”), which constitutes the Two Seedline message of Genesis 3:15. The Gospel without the first Gospel is no Gospel at all.
Now let’s take a look at some Scriptures contrasting the House of Israel with the small residue Judah nation that didn’t go into Assyrian captivity. We call your attention to how Jeremiah prophesied in 18:1-2:
1: The word which came to Jeremiah from the LORD, saying,
2: Arise, and go down to the potter's house, and there I will cause thee to hear my words.
In other words, Yahweh said to the prophet, “Jeremiah go down to the potter;” the man that makes vessels of clay; he places them upon a wheel and then he molds them. Yahweh said to him, “go down and watch that man, because I’m going to give you an illustration; I’m going to give you an object lesson or a parable!”
Now continuing in verses 3-3:
3: Then I went down to the potter's house, and, behold, he wrought a work on the wheels.
4: And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter: so he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make it.
As Jeremiah watched, he waited for the message of the object lesson, as he knew Yahweh was going to show him something. As he watched this man, he noticed that that particular vessel he had on the wheel was marred. But he also noted that he made it again, another vessel as seemed good to the potter to make.
Now verses 5-6:
5: Then the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
6: O house of Israel, cannot I do with you as this potter? saith the LORD. Behold, as the clay is in the potter's hand, so are ye in mine hand, O house of Israel.
While this is a parable, it is also a long-range prophecy to be fulfilled in history, and the prophecy is this: As this vessel was marred, so was the House of Israel marred, and placed into Assyrian captivity. They were placed under bondage, judgment and punishment. In other words, Yahweh was making Israel into another vessel; into nations He could use. It is important to note that the potter did not throw the clay away as churchinaity tries to do with True Israel today. In other words, ever since the Assyrian captivity, True Israel and True Judah have been a vessel in Yahweh’s hand to use for His purpose.
There is another legal aspect to the potter and the clay, inasmuch as He purchased us, and the fact we are under Covenant-Contract, He can legally do anything necessary to bring us back into line. We are the only people He ever purchased. Every since Abraham offered Isaac on an altar, we are his possession. Being that it is true, He has every right to chastise us until we conform to His ways.
If you are a descendant of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob/Israel, then you are under contract from your very first breath, and you cannot annul it, and you have no choice in the matter. But why would e want it any other way?
End of the “Residue” Nation of Judah:
The term “residue” is used in Jeremiah 24:8 and should be used accordingly. In the very next chapter of Jeremiah, or the chapter right after the potter and the clay, we have another tremendous prophecy. Chapters 18 & 19 alone should convince people that the “jews” cannot possibly be the Israel people of the Bible.
Now going to Jeremiah 19:1:
1: Thus saith the LORD, Go and get a potter's earthen bottle, and take of the ancients of the people, and of the ancients of the priests;
This time, Yahweh is telling Jeremiah to go to the potter’s house and get a clay bottle which has been baked hard and brittle. Then Jeremiah is instructed to take of the elder people and priests (civil leaders and religious leaders) as witnesses, as He wants both church and state to see this illustration and understand its message. “Now Jeremiah go get a bottle; not one that is soft and workable and in the process of being made, but a finished bottle.” Then verse 2 says:
2: And go forth unto the valley of the son of Hinnom (city dump), which is by the entry of the east gate, and proclaim there the words that I shall tell thee.
This is what Jeremiah was to say, verses 3-4:
3: And say, Hear ye the word of the LORD, O kings of Judah, and inhabitants of Jerusalem; Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will bring evil upon this place, the which whosoever heareth, his ears shall tingle.
4: Because they have forsaken me, and have estranged this place, and have burned incense in it unto other gods, whom neither they nor their fathers have known, nor the kings of Judah, and HAVE FILLED THIS PLACE WITH THE BLOOD OF INNOCENTS. (This is exactly what America is doing at the present time with the murder of the unborn, for where could one find more innocent blood than that of a child that is not born outside of its mothers womb)
In chapter 18, it was “O House of Israel,” and in this chapter it is “O kings of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem.”
The prophecy goes on and it describe America and it church and political leaders perfectly:
5: They have built also the high places of Baal, to burn their sons with fire for burnt offerings unto Baal (is this not what they do when the squirt a saline solution into a womans’ womb and burn the child to death, to cause an abortion that way?), WHICH I COMMANDED NOT, NOR SPAKE IT, NEITHER CAME IT INTO MY MIND:
6: Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that this place shall no more be called Tophet, nor The valley of the son of Hinnom (a garbage dump), BUT THE VALLEY OF SLAUGHTER.
7: And I will make void the counsel of Judah and Jerusalem in this place; and I will cause them to fall by the sword before their enemies, and by the hands of them that seek their lives: and their carcases will I give to be meat for the fowls of the heaven, and for the beasts of the earth.
8: And I will make this city desolate, and an hissing; every one that passeth thereby shall be astonished and hiss because of all the plagues thereof.
9: And I will cause them to eat the flesh of their sons and the flesh of their daughters, and they shall eat every one the flesh of his friend in the siege and straitness, wherewith their enemies, and they that seek their lives, shall straiten them.
Remember here, we have both the leaders of church and state to go to the city dump outside the city gate where Jeremiah spoke the words we just read. No follow along as we read verse 10:
10: Then shalt thou break the bottle in the sight of the men that go with thee.
Here again, this prophecy and it wasn’t completely fulfilled until 70 A.D. (Yet it was not fulfilled even then, but is now being fulfilled in all the Israel nations of the world) Yet in spite of this very clear proclamation, the modern-day priests of Ball the Jew-deo-churchinaity, the whore houses of America claim the “jews” returning to Palestine is a fulfillment of biblical prophecy.
That “residue nation” like Humpty-Dumpty that had a great fall, and all the king’s horses and all the king’s men couldn’t put Humpty-Dumpty back together again. It’s never going to happen. Like musical chairs called “going to Jerusalem,” it’ll always lack one chair than needed, and end in confusion. It’ll never fit the bill. Although that “reside” nation was condemned to extinction, still there were a very few “good figs” remaining until its end.
Now this not being “made whole again” has nothing to do with a persons salvation, but has everything to do with which people were to be Yahweh’s Kingdom people, and His special sovereign nations, or His vessels.
We will now shift from long-range prophecies to short-range prophecies. Going to the 25th chapter of Jeremiah we will note a short-range prophecy on his “residue” Judah nation, or the Judah remnant that didn’t go into Assyrian captivity. Reading now from Jeremiah 25:11-12:
11: And this whole land shall be a desolation, and an astonishment; and these nations shall serve the king of Babylon seventy years.
12: And it shall come to pass, when seventy years are accomplished, that I will punish the king of Babylon, and that nation, saith the LORD, for their iniquity, and the land of the Chaldeans, and will make it perpetual desolations.
This same prophecy is repeated in Jeremiah 29:10:
10: For thus saith the LORD, That after seventy years be accomplished at Babylon I will visit you, and perform my good word toward you, in causing you to return to this place.
In other words, the people that were left in Jerusalem of Judah were to be carried into the Babylonian captivity. But unlike Judah in the Assyrian captivity, these were to return after seventy years.
This corresponds to what we read in Daniel 9:1–2:
1: In the first year of Darius the son of Ahasuerus, of the seed of the Medes, which was made king over the realm of the Chaldeans;
2: In the first year of his reign I Daniel understood by books the number of the years, whereof the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah the prophet, that he would accomplish seventy years in the desolations of Jerusalem.
We can see that Daniel, while in the Babylonian captivity, was familiar with the writings of Jeremiah and understood Biblical history. Being aware of the prophecy. Daniel prayed for its fulfillment.
Now let’s consider Ezra 1:1-3:
1: Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of the LORD by the mouth of Jeremiah might be fulfilled, the LORD stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom, and put it also in writing, saying,
2: Thus saith Cyrus king of Persia, The LORD God of heaven hath given me all the kingdoms of the earth; and he hath charged me to build him an house at Jerusalem, which is in Judah.
For what followed, we will now go to verse 5:
5: Then rose up the chief of the fathers of JUDAH and BENJAMIN, and the priests, and the LEVITES, with all them whose spirit God had raised, to go up to build the house of the LORD which is in Jerusalem.
Outstanding here is the fact that the three tribes involved in the rebuilding were JUDAH, BENJAMIN and LEVI. This is substantial evidence that, contrary to what is being taught today but the priest of Baal, ALL THE TRIBES DIDN’T RETURN TO JERUSALEM. It’s not Scriptural, and it couldn’t possibly be. The other tribes, including the major part of Judah, were in the Assyrian captivity and THE BULK OF THEM NEVER RETURNED.
What All This Amounts To:
This is by no means all the history with which one should be familiar in Scripture, but it does represent some of the most important facts, and very few fathom them. The main purpose for addressing this topic is to give us a better foundation for understanding Daniel’s prophecies. By examining most of the history from
Abraham to Daniel, we can better understand the conditions under which he prophesied. While we have covered much on Daniel, there is still more to address. Of all the misused and abused books in the Bible, Daniel probably stands at the top of the list. Not only that, but we are informed that his writings would not be fully understood until the end, and we hope we have made some progress in that direction.
If no other thing is to be learned from this study, and if we don’t remember anything else, we should never forget that A MAJOR PART OF JUDAH WENT INTO ASSYRIAN CAPTIVITY AND MIGRATED INTO EUROPE WITH THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL. We should also remember that when it speaks of the southern Kingdom of Judah, it includes both Benjamites and Levites. Once we understand generally where all the tribes went, we then have no problem with James 1:1, which says:
1: James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting.
You will notice that James didn’t say anything about the ten tribes, so we fan be quite sure he knew where True Judah was that had gone into Assyrian captivity.
True Judah consists of Germans, Scots and Irish, and the false “jews,” claiming to be Judah, are merely Judah through His Canaanite wife, Genesis 38:2, and also Reuben and Esau’s taking of Canaanite-Hittite wives, thus disqualifying them as heirs.