The history of the Jews is well known, at least the Judeo-Christians think they know the history of the Jews. They either don t know the murderous history of the Jews or they choose to ignore it because it is more profitable to be subservant to them. But that is a study for another time and place. Further the Jews have never been lost to the world for they have never allowed it to forget them.
However, the history of Israel has essentially been hidden from the view of the world since their captivity by the Assyrians in 721 B.C., and from that time the history and travels of Israel is left out. Yet we can get clues as to the whereabouts by studying specific prophecies dealing with the House of Israel and the House of Judah. A careful study of these prophetic words will coincide with the secular history which will enable us to trace the movements of the House of Israel as they were removed from their land in 721 B.C.
This study is for those doubting Thomases that say prove everything by the scriptures; as they refuse to recognize the fact that the Bible only covers Israel while it was in a small geographic portion of the earth, except in prophecy; therefore, they are easily misled by their Judeo-Christian clergy who are controlled either by the Jews themselves, or by the government through the 501(c)(3) designation that they stupidly accepted many years ago; thinking they were smart but instead proved just how ignorant they were. And even now are going to fall for another deception by letting the government fund their schools and etc.
As we continue to look at historical and archaeological proof of the travels of the Israelites in the light of Biblicaal prophecy to prove the modern-day whereabouts of the people who make up the descendants of the ancient thirteen tribes of Israel.
Prophecy is nothing more than history written in advance of the act or event. Sicne the Judeo-Christian world ignores the vast majority of prophecy in their Bibless, it is easy to understand why the moder-day identity of Israel appears to be lost. But, in actuallity, it is not lost at all, because the history of their travels is well recorded in the old English Chronicles and other historical books. But because the Judeo-Christian clergy does not and will not study the history of the Israel people it is easy to understand why the modern-day identity of Israel appears to be lost.
Believe it or not, the Bible clearly indicates that Israel would lose their identity, their land, language and their religion IF they REFUSED to obey God. Notice Deuteronomy 32:26-29:
I said, I would scatter them into corners, I would make the remembrance of them to cease from among men: Were it not that I feared the wrath of the enemy, lest their adversaries should behave themselves strangely, and lest they should say, Our hand is high, and the LORD hath not done all this. For they are a nation void of counsel, neither is there any understanding in them. O that they were wise, that they understood this, that they would consider their latter end! (KJV)
God promised that He would scatter Israel and remove them from His sight. IF THEY DID NOT LIVE UP TO THEIR SIDE OF THE BARGAN, as described by the Old Covenant in
When thou shalt beget children, and children's children, and ye shall have remained long in the land, and shall corrupt yourselves, and make a graven image, or the likeness of any thing, and shall do evil in the sight of the LORD thy God, to provoke him to anger: I (Moses) CALL HEAVEN AND EARTH TO WITNESS AGAINST YOU THIS DAY, THAT YE SHALL SOON UTTERLY PERISH FROM OFF THE LAND WHEREUNTO YE GO OVER JORDAN TO POSSESS IT; YE SHALL NOT PROLONG YOUR DAYS UPON IT, BUT SHALL BE UTTERLY BE DESTROYED (Removed from Palestine, all thirteen tribes). And THE LORD SHALL SCATTER YOU AMONG THE NATIONS, and ye shall be left few in number among the heathen, whither the LORD shall lead you. And there ye shall serve gods, the work of men's hands, wood and stone, which neither see, nor hear, nor eat, nor smell. (Deuteronomy 4:25‑28) (KJV)
In another prophetic statement found in Isaiah 28:11, it indicates that He would no longer speak to the Israelites, using their Hebrew tongue, but that He would use another tongue, which they had not known, to communicate with them.
For with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to this people.
In 1530, William Tyndale announced his amazing discovery of the likeness between the Hebrew and the English language, which made the English the most suitable of any language into which to translate the Bible.
In 1586, John Lyly, in his Eupbes and His England, gives evidence of his knowledge and agreement with this truth. In 1590, Counselor Le Loyer, a French Magistrate, wrote a book on The Ten Lost Tribes which he says came to England.
Many opponents of our identity as Israel say we cannot be Israelites because we do not speak Hebrew and because we write from left to right, whereas Hebrew is written from right to left. Many add a further claim that English has no similarity to Hebrew. Pastor Curtis Clair Ewing, in a cassette tape lecture on this subject, destroys all their arguments with the facts of history. His lecture is titled The Hebraic Origin of the English Language, and the following are a few of his deductions:
FIRST : If we can't be Israelites because we don't speak Hebrew, then the Jews can't be Israelites because they don't speak Hebrew either! Many ministers mistakenly think they do, but most European Jews speak Yiddish, which is a corrupted combination of Russian, Polish, and German. They do use the Hebrew alphabet, but that no more proves they are Hebrews than the Norwegian's use of the Roman alphabet proves they are Italians. The Jews in Palestine are attempting to teach Hebrew, but with little success.
SECOND : The argument that writing from left to right proves we are not Hebrews is specious. Some claim no nation ever changed its writing that way; but if they would took up the term "boustrophedo" in the Encyclopedia or any large dictionary, they would find it means a style of writing where the lines alternate, right to left, then left to right, and that the Greeks used that style in ancient times, as did the Egyptians, and at one time, even the Irish and the Norsemen. Now they have all changed, although opponents of our Israel identity continue to insist no nation ever changed its style of writing!
THIRD : Most mistakenly believe there was only one Hebrew language, but there were three. The first was known as Sinai Hebrew; then came the Phoenician Hebrew; and then after the Babylonian Captivity, the Tribe of Judah used what is now called Assyrian Hebrew. Form early examples, it appears the earliest was written from left to right, and later from right to left! So, early in their Palestine sojourn, they changed their language and style of writing; and every Bible translator knows that at the time of Christ, the Israelites in Jerusalem spoke Aramaic ‑ a THIRD change in less than 2,000 years! To insist the English‑speaking peoples cannot be Israelites because they do not speak the ancient Hebrew or write from right to left is an utterly nonsensical argument.
FINALLY : The English language is still similar enough to the ancient Hebrew that it must be the ancestor tongue of English! Here are a few testimonies given in Pastor Ewing's lecture:
Rev. Jacob Tomlin of England, in A Comparative Vocabulary of 48 Languages, wrote there was a close affinity between Hebrew and English, not only in words, but in the arrangement of ideas and the structure of sentences.
William Tyndale, one of the great Reformers and a translator of the original Hebrew and Greek manuscripts into the English Language, said the Hebrew agreed more closely with the English than it did with the Latin.
Ferrar Fenton, who translated the Fenton Bible, once wrote a letter to the famous Professor Totten in which Fenton stated that while he was yet an unbeliever, his thorough studies of the ancient languages, including Hebrew, had convinced him the Welsh language was closely aligned with Hebrew and that the English‑ speaking peoples must be racially aligned with the Hebrews!
Pastor Ewing gave much more information to prove the amazing similarity between Hebrew and English and then concluded his lecture with the statement that since English was rapidly becoming the official trade and political language of all nations, the English language may well be the fulfilling of the promise of God to Israel in Zephaniah 3:9, For then will I turn to the people a pure language, that they may all call upon the name of the Lord, to serve Him with one consent. If it is God's purpose to make English the universal language, that would explain the desperate attempts of the enemies of God and America to make our nation bi‑lingual by bringing in Spanish, French (in Canada), even Indian languages, and Swahili for the Blacks. They are attempting to frustrate God's purpose, but they will not be successful, just as their attempts to destroy America SHALL FAIL.
One final comment on language. Some years ago the American networks televised the investiture of Prince Charles of England as the Prince of Wales. At one point a TV commentator asked Sir Richard Burton of Wales a question about the Welsh people and in his answer Sir Richard included this phrase, "the ancient Welsh language is almost pure Hebrew." Millions of Americans heard that ‑ further testimony to God's Saxon Race of their Hebrew ancestry.
ENGLISH WAS DERIVED FROM HEBREW
THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE - DERIVED FROM THE HEBREW , so says R. Govett in an old manuscript. From this point on the writings presented will be presented from his own words: Professor Max Muller, in his lectures on language, having shown that several of our common English words are derived from the Sanscirit, it struck me to inquire, What would be the result of tracing the obligations of the English language to the Hebrew? And, having gone into this matter to some extent, I now believe that English is derived from the Hebrew.
Dean Alford supposes that the Celtic, Hebrew, Arabic, Persian, and Spanish jointly contribute some five percent of words to our native tongue. As the result of my inquiry I should be inclined to say that there are NOT MORE THAN FIVE PERCENT OF SAXON WORDS WHICH CANNOT BE TRACED TO HEBREW.
The prophecies of Isaiah also indicate that Israel will be given a new name. See Isaiah 62:2 last part,
...and thou shalt be called by a new name, which the mouth of the Lord shall name.
Notice also Isaiah 65:15 which indicates that the Israelites would be called by a new name,
...for the Lord God shall slay thee, and call his servants by another name.
God also told us:
"And ye shall leave your name for a curse unto my chosen: for the Lord God shall slay thee, and CALL HIS SERVANTS BY ANOTHER NAME." (Isaiah 65:15)
"For I will take away the names of Baalim out of her mouth, and THEY SHALL NO MORE BE REMEMBERED BY THEIR NAME." (Hosea 2:17)
God also uses the prophet Ezekiel to help us understand that He scattered the Israelites to all parts of the world.
My sheep wandered through all the mountains, and upon every high hill: yea, my flock was scattered upon all the face of the earth, and none did search or seek after them. (Ezekiel 34:6)
The term through all the mountains is referring to the vast relocation of the Israelites throughout the world. This verse also indicates that once they were taken captive, it is as if no one searched for their whereabouts. Notice also the statement in Hosea concerning the dispersal of the Israelites.
Israel is swallowed up now shall they be among the Gentiles as a vessel wherein is no pleasure. For they are gone up to Assyria, a wild ass alone by himself: Ephraim hath hired lovers. (Hosea 8:8-9)
Also, look in Hosea 9:1, which indicates that theIsraelites were dispersed and even began worshipping other gods.
Rejoice not, O Israel, for joy, as other people: for thou hast gone a whoring from thy God, thou hast loved a reward upon every cornfloor. (KJV)
As one reads the closing chapter of 2 Kings about the nation of Israel, God makes theindictment against those people because of their idolatry.
For so it was, that the children of Israel had sinned against the LORD their God, which had brought them up out of the land of Egypt, from under the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and had feared other gods, And walked in the statutes of the heathen, whom the LORD cast out from before the children of Israel, and of the kings of Israel, which they had made. And the children of Israel did secretly those things that were not right against the LORD their God, and THEY BUILT THEM HIGH PLACES IN ALL THEIR CITIES, from the tower of the watchmen to the fenced city. And they set them up images and groves in every high hill, and under every green tree: And there THEY BURNT INCENSE IN ALL THE HIGH PLACES, AS DID THE HEATHEN WHOM THE LORD CARRIED AWAY BEFORE THEM; and wrought wicked things to provoke the LORD to anger: For they served idols, whereof the LORD had said unto them, Ye shall not do this thing. (KJV)
It was the IDOLATRY of King Jeroboam which ultimately led tot he TOTAL COLLAPSE and ENSLAVEMENT OF THE ISRAELITES IN 721 B.C.
Even though Israel was punished for her IDOLATRY, she continued to carry on the perversion of the True Religion by inculcating the idolatrous practices that began with Jeroboam and were further perverted by the worship of the sun god Baaql during the reign of Ahab and Jezebel.
As in many cases, when punishment arrives,the one being punished may not always understand the reason for the punishment at the time. It requires looking back and reflecting upon the historiccal events to help us understand the primary reason God punished Israel by removing that nation out of His sight. IDOLATRY was the ROOT CAUSE of the FALL OF ISRAEL. Unfortunately, as the people were dispersed, they carried with them many of the idolatrous practices which had been mixed with the true worship of God. (Much the same has been happening today in the Judeo-Christian churches, for they have mixed Judaism and many other heathen religions in with True Christianity; thus making it a false religion, which God hates)
Hosea makes another very astute observation which Americans can look upon now and see how this prophecy has been fulfilled.
For the children of Israel shall abide many days without a king, and without a prince, and without a sacrifice, and without an image, and without an ephod, and without teraphim. (KJV)
Since 1776, America has lived without a king or prince. In addition, all of the ancient Israelites have lived in countries, some with and some without kings, but essentially without the TRUTH of God s True Religion, which is mentioned as a latter part of this verse,
...without a sacrifice, and without an image,and without an ephod,a nd without teraphim.
Please notice that God uses Jeremiah to help identify the loction of the scattered Israelites.
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. Only acknowledge thine iniquity, that thou hast transgressed against the LORD thy God, and hast scattered thy ways to the strangers under every green tree, and ye have not obeyed my voice, saith the LORD. 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: And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding. (Jeremiah 3:12-15) (KJV)
Jeremiah 31:8, which indicates the locations from whence God will gather Israel to once again form a great nation AFTER the return of Christ.
He also tells us of a future experience that the children of Israel will have at the return of Christ and the re-establishment of the knowledge of the Israelites.
Therefore will I cast you out of this land into a land that ye know not, neither ye nor your fathers; and there shall ye serve other gods day and night; where I will not shew you favour. Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that it shall no more be said, The LORD liveth, that brought up the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt; But, The LORD liveth, THAT BROUGHT UP THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL FROM THE LAND OF THE NORTH, AND FROM ALL THE LANDS WHITHER HE HAD DRIVEN THEM: and I will bring them again into their land that I gave unto their fathers. (Jeremiah 16:13-15) (KJV)
God says, in verse 15, He will retrieve Israel from the land of the north, which includes not only Europe, but also from the lands where the Aisraelites have made their homes for many centuries.
According to Moore s History of Ireland, he says that the Scythea of Europe came from the northern parts of Persia and this seems to be theopinion of most inquirers onthe subject, hence the near affinity which is found between the Germans and the Persian languages.
Castle s History of England also says,
The Saxons were a tribe of Scythians, and the similarity fo the Saxon language, in some respects, to that of Persians, seems to be more sufficient reason for believing that the Saxons were originally of oriental origin (they came from the Middle East; Palestine).
The Saxon language is very much like the German language and there is no doubt that the Saxons, the Germans and/or the Dutch were all at one time in Assyria to learn their language, as the Assyrians had no doubt other captives besides the Hebrew people and they quite naturally, on regaining their freedom, would seek a land in which to settle and in the only part of the continent of Europe which was not already thickly populated. Thus, according to Castle, the different peoples were supposed to be of the same race, and that the Saxons were a Hebrew people and the other people, Scythic peoples, were also Israelites.
The historian, Ortellius, says,
The Ten Tribes of Israel took the name of Gauthei, which means the people of God. The name Gauthei, afterards as changed to Goth.
Anastasius also wrote in the 6th Century that Scythea, as it is called by the ancients, is the region of the north inhabited by the Gothi. According to the historian, William F. Collier, in his work The Great Events of History, says;
Europe was gradually peopled from Asis. Four great tides of migration may be noted. First came the wave which peopled Greece and Italy; then the Celts and the Simbri who occupied Spain, France and Britain; in the third place,the Germans who fled central Europe; and lastly Samaritan or Slavi tribes who peopled the northeast and upon whom pressed the Huns from Mount Ural and Tartas from beyond the Caspian.
The continuous flowing of these barbaric tribes west and south, under the ceaseless pressure of new immigrants from the East,there mingling and blending with each other, and with the old populations of the land into which they poured; formed the owr by which fragments of the fallen Roman Empire were wrought into the variegated Mosaic of Medieval and Monder Europe.
According to Collier, the chief Germanic tribes were from the Goths, the Franks, the Vandals, the Lombards, the Saxons and the Scandinavians. He goes on to state that,
The earliest home of the Goths was Scandinavia, where we could still mark their dwelling places by such words as Godaland, Godescon-zia (castle of the Goths), and plainer still Gothland.
But, again, according to Collier, these people began a southwestward push by 200 A.D. He notess that soon these people were found in central Europe in great divisions; the Visgoths (west Goths), Ostrogoths (east Goths) and Gepidae (lagards). These people were found to be most of the civilized German tribes and are further remarkable for having adopted Christianity, not only earlier than their brother wanderers, but eve earlier than the Greeks and Romans.
Dr. Collier indicates that the saxons at first indicates that the Saxons at first occupied the hosting area and soon spread over the basin in a westerly direction. Two kindred tribes; angles and Jutes, filled the peninsula of Denmark. All were of the Teutonic type; blue-eyed, red or yellow hair, and pink-cheeked. THE INVASION OF BRITAIN BY THESE THREE TRIBES IS ONE OF THE MOST REMARKABLE FACTS IN THE HISTORY OF WESTERN EUROPEAN CIVILIZATION.
Collier also states,
In the interior of Europe, the wandering light began to decline and the populations became much more fixed and estates and possessions began to be settled. As these people settled, the interior part of Europe began to jell and fixed character traits began to develop among the people who settled in various areas. These people began to be very attached to places in which they dwelled and the society began to be fixed in the very geographic locatons which remain until this day.
When the Israelites were cast out of their laand, they were busy trying to re-establish their daily lives and, in the process, re-establish themselves as a nation. However, from 721 B.C., until the fall of Judah, 586 B.C., the Judeans continued on the path which would ultimately lead them into destruction, just as their brothers in Northern Israel had done. It is very important for us to take a short detour and go back and look at the nation of Judah, because the prophet Jeremiah not only plays an important part in the nation of Judah, but he has an essential part in helping us to identify and locate the travels of Israel after they departed the promised land.
The prophet Jeremiah prophesied for almost 40 years from 620 B.C. to 590 B.C. Remember, Israel went into captivity in 721 B.C., and Judah did not officially go into captivity until the kingdom came to an end in 586 B.C. Jeremiah was a prophet to Israel and Judah, who continued to speak out against the IDOLATRY and evil ways of the Judeans and the continued IDOLATRY of the DISPERSED Israelites, even though they had gone into captivity many years before.
Jeremiah was given a unique commission to fulfill as part of his work as a prophet.
See, I have this day set thee over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy, and to throw down, to build, and to plant.
This commission has several parts to be fulfilled. The first one is to root out.
As we continue to identify the travels of the so-called Lost Israelites of all thirteen tribes, we find that Jeremiah s commission is very fascinating and will help us to further understand the connecting link between history, prophecy and the present day, which ahs been totally overlooked by the Judeo-Christian clergy and theology.
After the Northern Tribes of Israel went into captivity in 721-718 B.C., the kingdom of JUDAH contined on in the southern part of the promised land. At that time, Judah, as a nation, had not yet rejected the religion of God and they continued to keep the covenant God had made with Israel. The dynasty of David continued to rule on the throne in the southern Three Tribes making up the nation of Judah.
The promise God made to David concerning the fact that his sons would ALWAYS RULE IN THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL, of necessity required God to intervene and work out some very miraculous events which involved Jeremiah the prophet. God had made the promise to David that he would always have an heir sitting on the throne. Notice God restates this promise to Jeremiah for all who will hear.
For thus saith the LORD; David shall never want a man to sit upon the throne of the house of Israel; Neither shall the priests the Levites want a man before me to offer burnt offerings, and to kindle meat offerings, and to do sacrifice continually. And the word of the LORD came unto Jeremiah, saying, Thus saith the LORD; If ye can break my covenant of the day, and my covenant of the night, and that there should not be day and night in their season; Then may also my covenant be broken with David my servant, that he should not have a son to reign upon his throne; and with the Levites the priests, my ministers. (Jeremiah 33:17-21) (KJV)
Jeremiah was well aware that God was placing upon his shoulders the fulfillment of this promise that God had made to David long ago while David was alive and king over Israel.
It is very important that we understand this historic thread that ties Israel of the Middle East with Israel now dispersed. In order for us to understand this historic thread, we must no look at the history of the scepter and how Jeremiah played a part in making sure that it was preserved for the descendants of David.
Jeremiah was called by God AFTER ISRAEL HAD GONE INTO CAPTIVITY andJudah was still in its own kingdom. God used Jeremiah to warn and witness against the nation of Judah because she was not playing the same idolatrous game of the harlot as Israel had done before her captivity. (Jeremiah 3:6-11) In these verses, God is using Jeremiah to cry out to the Judeans in an effort to cause them to REPENT and ESCAPE the same destruction that her sister,Israel, had faced 130 years earlier. This leads us to the strange commission that god had given to Jeremiah in Jermiah 1:10. God had raised up Jeremiah as a very special prophet whose real commission few have ever understood. Unnoticed by most of the Judeo-Christian clergy and laymen, Jeremiah played a strange an dlittle-realized role in the captivity of Judah.
Something of the importance of his mission may be gleaned from the significant fact that the Bible mentions ONLY THREE MEN who were set aside for their respective offices BEFORE THEY WERE BORN. Of these three,Jeremiah was the first. The other two were JOHN THE BAPTIST AND YEASHUA.
Notice God indicating that He knew Jeremiah before he was ever born.
Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations. (Jeremiah 1:5)
As Jeremiah was growing up, God came to him and informed him of this fact and, no doubt, Jeremiah was overwhelmed at what God said, for he said in Jeremiah 1:6:
Then said I, Ah, Lord God! Behold, I cannot speak: for I am a child.
At this point, Bible scholars believe that Jeremiah was about 17 years old. God gave Jeremiah his commission mentioned in verse 10:
See, I have this day set thee over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out, to pull down, and to destroy, and to throw down, to build, and to plant.
Jeremiah as to be set over NATIONS, meaning more than one kingdom. Yet, he was a young Israelite boy who lived in Judah whom God was setting aside to be a prophet unto Judah and to other nations and kingdoms! Jeremiah was given the commission over these two kingdoms of Judah and Israel to do two things; First, to pluck up or root out; Secondly, to pull down or to overthrow. The next part of his commission was to: Build and to plant.
Jeremiah was used by God as a Prophet to warn the nation of Judah of their transgressions against God and His Laws. He was sent to warn the rebellious nation of Judah of the impending punishment; the invasion and captivity at the hands of the Chaldean armed forces, unless they acknowledged their sins and changed their ways. He was then used as a go-between or an intermediary between the kings of Judah and Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon.
The scripture in the book of Jeremiah and other places well document Jeremiah s warning to Judah about the impending captivity and the pulling down of the Kingdom of Judah and the overthrowing of the throne of David in the Kingdom of Judah.
It is generally recognized that the House of Judah was invaded by the armies of King Nebuchadnezzar and that a portion of the Israelites were taken captive into Babylon in 586 B.C. All of the tribe of Judah was taken into the Assyrian Captivity prior to that time, and only a small remnant were left for the Babylonians.
Now in the fourteenth year of king Hezekiah did Sennacherib king of Assyria come up against all the fenced cities of Judah, and took them. (2 Kings 18:13) (KJV)
Now it came to pass in the fourteenth year of king Hezekiah, that Sennacherib king of Assyria came up against all the defenced cities of Judah, and took them. (Isaiah 36:1) (KJV)
At this point, many people believe that the throne came to an end and, in effect, think that God was not true to His Word when He promised David that his throne would continue throughout all generations. Does this mean that God actually forgot His covenant and promise that He had made to David? Or, would the throne of David be established in some other location which would continue on for generations until Yeashua Himselfe came back to claim that throne?
Therefore, it beholves us to examine Jeremiah s commission to pull down and to overthrow the throne of David in Judah. Notice also,t he second half of the commission has to do with building and planting something!
Jeremiah was used to root out the throne of David from Judah and transport it ot a new location. He was used in rooting out that throne from Judah and in preserving that throne of David according to Yehweh s promise many years before.
In the sight of the known world, the last king to sit on the throne of David was Zedekiah of Judah. He was overthrown and the throne rooted out of the land of Judah in the year 586 B.C., nearly 600 years before Christ.
What happened to that thand Jeremiah s part in it is the thread that helps us to identify where the throne is today and how Yehweh continues to fulfill His promise to Dwe know for sure that Jeremiah did not plant of rebuild the throne of David in Babylon. Yehwey had promised that David s descendants would rule over the Israelites for all generations, not over the other nations. Since the Babylonians were not Israelites, we must look elsewhere to see where Yehweh moved that throne to preserve it ouver the Israelites.
From 586 B.C., on, the throne of David has NEVER been located among the Judeans! In fact, the throne of David was not reigning over the Israelites at the time of Christ in Palestine. For what was left of the Judean were unde the Roman rule, with a king who could not trace his lineage to David.
Herod Was on the Throne in Palestine
In the days of Christ, Herod, an Edomite/Shelah/Judah Jew, was on the throne in Palestine. HE WAS NOT AN ISRAELITE. The Pharisees and Sadducees were in absolute control of the temple and the Sanhedrin. They were NOT the lawful descendants of the Tribe of Levi. They did not follow the law of Moses, although they claimed to do so. Instead they set up their own Babylonian traditions, Traditions of the Elders, later to become known as the Jewish Talmud.
Following is how the Pharisees came to be in "Moses' Seat" when Christ was born. They had many enemies at the beginning and the Sadducees were the first of these enemies. They were the constant opponents of the Pharisees and their imported Babylonian paganism, misrepresented by the Pharisees as the Tradition of the Pharisees as the Tradition of the Elders, the "Oral Law" ostensibly transmitted privately to Moses and on down, superseding anything written in the Bible.
In the six years of civil war between the Pharisees and Alexander Jannaeus, King and High Priest of Jerusalem, 50,000 were killed on both sides before this Sadducean ruler succumbed, and his widow Salome turned affairs over to the Pharisees in 79 B.C. Her brother, Simon ben Shetah, had been waiting for such an opportunity. The continued civil war resulted in the sons of Alexander Jannaeus, Hyrcanus and Aristobulus, in 63 B.C., going hat in hand to Pompey, Caesar's Roman General in Syria, asking him to invade Palestine and slaughter their respective opponents.
This is how Rome happened to be in power when Christ was born. The full story can be found in the Jewish Encyclopedia under "Pharisees." The Ark of the Covenant and the Shekinah glory had long since disappeared from the Holiest of Holies. There was no supernatural cloud to guide them by day nor a pillar of fire to guide them by night. God's presence had left the temple and Jerusalem in Ezekiel's day.
"Moreover the spirit lifted me up, and brought me unto the east gate of the Lord's house [The Temple in Jerusalem], which looketh eastward: and behold at the door of the gate five and twenty men...Then said he [God] unto me, Son of man, these are the men that devise mischief, and give wicked counsel in this city...Son of man, thy brethren, even thy brethren, the men of thy kindred, and all the house of Israel wholly, are they unto whom the inhabitants of Jerusalem have said, Get you far from the Lord: uunto us is this land given in possession...Then did the cherubims lift up their wings, and the wheels beside them; and THE GLORY OF THE GOD OF ISRAEL WAS OVER THEM ABOVE. AND THE GLORY OF THE LORD WENT UP FROM THE MIDST OF THE CITY, AND STOOD UPON THE MOUNTAIN WHICH IS ON THE EAST SIDE OF THE CITY. Afterwards the spirit took me up, and brought me in a vision by the Spirit of God into Chaldee, to them of the captivity. SO THE VISION THAT I HAD SEEN WENT UP FROM ME. Then I spake unto them of the captivity [The ten tribes which had been taken captive by Assyria ‑‑ By this WE KNOW, GOD WAS NOT TALKING OF THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL WHEN HE SAID 'THESE ARE THE MEN THAT DEVISE MISCHIEF, AND GIVE WICKED COUNSEL IN THIS CITY!' WE KNOW GOD WAS SPEAKING OF THE JEW!!!] all the things that the Lord had shewed me." (Ezekiel 11:1‑25 )
There were seven in succession in that Herodian dynasty. This false and spurious Herodian Kingdom also controlled the Temple and the High Priesthood which had been turned into a political office. As a result, there was a constant political battle for the high priesthood. When Christ came into the world, he did not recognize that false kingdom and would have nothing to do with that spurious priesthood and so‑called "Jews' religion."
He did not join the Pharisees, the Scribes, the Sadducees, nor any so‑called Jewish sect or political party. He lived and taught entirely outside the establishment. Herod the Great was determined to kill Christ during the first two years of his life, and all of the kings who succeeded Herod wanted to kill Him also.
With few exceptions, the high priests, the Sanhedrin and council also wanted to kill Him. One exception was Zacharias the priest who was the father of John the Baptist. He was a true priest and a descendant of Aaron and was murdered also by the Jews. (Matthew 23:35 )
It would appear there were only a few thousand people in Jerusalem and all of Palestine in the days of Christ who were of the Tribe of Judah along with remnants of the other twelve tribes, but they were outside of the false kingdom and did not belong to the so‑called "Jews' religion." God never gave the true kingdom to the Jews.
He kept His true kingly line in exile, or hidden from them as it were. If the true kingdom, had been, in Palestine at the time of Christ, Joseph the husband of Mary, Jesus' step‑father would have been the king on the throne. It is a pity that most protestant ministers, preachers, evangelists and catholic priests are under, "...strong delusion, that they should believe a lie." (2 Thessalonians 2:11 )
They believe, falsely, that the so‑called Jews are Hebrews, or Israelites and of the Bible Tribe of Judah, which is a lie and a terrible deception.
Again, because of the false teachings of the past decades about the Jews: We must repeat and repeat that 90 ‑ 95 percent of the people known to the world today as Jews" are descendants of the Khazars of Russia. They are "FALSE JEWS." They are like the false Jews that crucified the Lord Jesus Christ. Following is a brief outline of what the Bible and Christ said to and about
1. "Ye [Jews] are not my sheep." (John 10:26)
2. "Ye [Jews] are of your father the devil." (John 8:44; Matthew 3:7; 11:12; 12:39; 12:45; 23:15; 23:35; Luke 9:41; John 10:25; Acts 1:6; 2:40; 13:6-10; Romans 2:14; 4:15; 6:16; 7:7; 1 John 3:4; 3:10.
3. "Ye [Jews are] serpents, ye [Jews are a] generation of vipers..." (Matthew 23:33)
4. "...the Jews: Who both killed the Lord Jesus..." (1 Thessalonians 2:14‑15)
5. "...they please not God." (1 Thessalonians 2:15)
6. "...are contrary to all men." (1 Thessalonians 2:15)
7. "Are the Synagogue of Satan." (Revelation 2:9; 3:9)
8. "Hypocrites." (Matthew 23:14)
9 "Blind guides." (Matthew 23:16)
10. "Full of extortion and excess." (Matthew 23:16)
11. "White washed sepulchers." (Matthew 23:23)
12. "Full of dead mens' bones." (Matthew 23:27)
13. "Degenerate plant of a strong vine." (Jeremiah 2:21)
14. "Evil figs." (Jeremiah 24:2‑8)
15. "Broken cisterns." (Jeremiah 2:13)
16. "Broken bottle." (Jeremiah 19:10)
17. "Spots in your feast of love." (Jude 12)
18. "Cannot blush." (Jeremiah 6:15; 8:12)
19. "An astonishment and hissing." (Jeremiah 25:9‑18; 51:37)
20. "The show of their countenance doth witness against them." (Isaiah 3:9)
21. "PRAY NOT FOR THIS PEOPLE [The Jews]." (Jeremiah 7:16; 11:14; 14:11)
22. The present day, so‑called and false Jewish State of Israel is a sister of Sodom and Gomorrah, and called Hittites, Amarites the descendants of Cain." (Ezekiel 16:1‑3; 16:53‑57)
Yet in spite of these and hundreds more Bible revelations America's evangelists, preachers, ministers and priests continue teaching THE BIG LIE; that the Jews are Israel.
While our Government keeps right on giving that false Murderous Jewish‑Zionist State, billions of dollars a year. And of the 530 members of our Congress and Senate, few have the courage to oppose anything the Jews say and vote for anything the Jews want.
When we read the statemtn about the birth of Christ in Luke 1:32, we see that Christ will be given the throne of His father, David. For Yehweh to give that throne to Christ, it MUST BE IN EXISTENCE FOR THIS TO BE ACCOMPLISHED!
The work of Jeremiah is a very fascinating story as revealed in the Bible. The first chapters of the book of Jeremiah are devoted to history, which is waqrning of the impending captivity of the Judeans. He warned the kings, preists, prophets and the people of Judah delivering them Yehweh s WARNING MESSAGE. For his efforts they threw him in prison; and they refused to heed or obey Yehweh. As a result, Yehweh caused the Judean to go into captivity. When we mention the Judeans we are also talking about a remnant of the tribe of Benjamin and part of the tribe of Levi, for they had been left with Judah as a light unto David and the Tribe of Judah.
History reveals that Babylon took Judah captive in different stages. The first stage was in 6y04 B.C., a date about two hyears later than the reckoned date now recognized by most historians. The land did not completely pass to these Baqbylonians, however, until 585 b.C.
Notice that the last and final king recorded in the bible or secular history as havingt sat on the throne of David was King Zedekiah of Judah. Zedekiah was about 21 years old when he began to reign and he reigned 11 years in Jeruslaem.
Notice briefly, the descriptino of the final tearing down and rooting out of this throne of David.
In the nuinth year of Zedekiah, king of Judah, in the tenth month, came Nebuchadnezar, ding of Babylon and all of his army against Jerusalem and they besieged it. And in the eleventh year of Zedekiah, in the fourth month the ninth day of the month, the city was broken up.
It turns out that, as Zedekiah realized that his kingdom was about to fall, he and his warriors tried to flee, but the Babylonian army pursued them and captured Zedekiah in the plains of Jericho. When he was captured, they brought him before Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, where he passed sentence upon Zedekiah. The king of Babylon then slew the sons of Zedekiah before his own eyes and he also slew the nobles of Judah. He put out Zedekiah s eyes and bound him in chains to carry him to Babylon. (Jeremiah 39:1-7)
In Jeremiah 52:11, we find almost the same word description of these events, with the added phrasses; ...and put him (Zedekiah) in prison till the day of his death. These passages bring out the points:
1). The king of Babylon slew all the sons of Zedekiah who where heirs to the throne of David.
2). He also slew all the nobels of Judah so as to leave no possible heirs to the throne.
3). After putting out Zedehiah s eyes, the last king who sat on David s throne was taken to Babyoon where he was imprisoned.
4). As it appears and as the whole world believes, the throne of David ceased with no possible heirs or sons to keep the dynasty alive. From that day on, to the present, the throne never again has existed in Judah, in Jerusalem or among the Judeans.
Jeremiah s commission was essentially to overthrow the kingdom of Judah and tear down the throne of David as it had existed in Judah from the time of David. It is from this point that we see the thread which ties down the location of the Israelites, sometimes mistakenly called the Lost Ten Tribes because the false Judeo-Christian clergy will not recognize, nor teach, that most of Judah had joined the northern tribes in the Assyrian captivity and thus should have become known as the lost 13 tribes of Israel, not ten. Jeremiah was to root out the branch of the royal family and descendants of David who would carry on the throne and to MOVE IT TO A NEW LOCATION WHERE IT WOULD BE PLANTED.
In accomplishing Jeremiah s commissin, we must understand that the kingdom in Judah had come to an end. The scepter, which signified the rulership of the king, and a very special stone was to be removed. The stone, which dated back to the time of Jacob, was the stone over which every ruler of Israel was crowned upon ascending the throne of Israel.
We can affirm that Yehweh does not lie and, in fact, continued His promise to David via the commission He gave Jeremiah. Notice tht God did NOT promise that this chaning would be done among the Judeans in Palestine, or among the mixed beeds who became known as the Jews, but that it would be taken to a new place wich would still be part of Israel. Notice that Yehweh did not say that He would plant or rebui8ld David s kingdom among the Jews in Palestine, for Yehweh had said that He gave thekingdom of Israel to David forever and for his sons as a covenant forever. REMEMBER NINE-FIFTHS OF THEISRAEITES NEVER WERE MIEMBES OF THE SOUTHERN KINGDOM OF JUDAH.
The Judeo-Christian religious teachers have tened to err in what Jeremiah s real purpose was, even though it is cearly stated inthe beginning fo the book of Jeremiah. In fact, churchanity teaches that Yehweh did not fulfill His promise and that the Kingdom of Dav ended with the fall of Judah. If this be the case, how could we ever believe anything that Yehweh states in the scripture? Either there is sill a kingdom with a throned and a descendant of Daivd sitting on it, or Yehweh is a colossal liar and a breaker of the promise He made to David and his descendants.
According to the object of Jeremiah s all and work,the first king on David s throne to be desposed was Josiah, for it was the 13th year of his reign that Yahweh called Jeremiah. (Jeremiah 1:1-2) Jeremiah himself gives no account of the downfall of Judah, but it is recorded in 2 Kings 23 and 2 Chronicles 35. It took place in the days of Pharaoh Necho, King of Egypt and Charchemish, King of Assyria.
Josiah, the King of Judah,was a good king; he did all that he could possibly do to restore the speople to the worship of Yahweh. Josiah had all the wizards, soothsayers,idol makers and the abominations ofhomosexuality put out of the oland in order to bring the people torepentance and to rely upon Yahweh as their leader.
However, Yahweh would not stay His threatened punishment of the Kingdom of Judah, whose idolatry had become worse than Israel s.Even though Josiah was a good king, he could not prevent the impenidng calamity that was rapidly coming upon the nation of Judah. The bible states that there was no king like him and that he love the Lord with all of his heart and all of his might to follow thelaw of Moses and to teach the people to obey God. (2 Kings 23:25-27)
Yahweh would not turn from the fierceness of His great wrath which had been kindled greatly against the kingdom of Judah because of all of the provacations of Manasseh, son of Hezekiah, encouraging the people to do evil in the sight of Yahweh. Because of the evil rulership of King Manasseh, Yahweh said that He would remove Judah out of His sight as He ahd removed Israel 200 hundred years earlier.
The Bible reveals that Josiah was the best kin that the Judeans had ever had and,not only did he put away those abominations, he also kept the greatest Passover that was ever held in Israel or Judah since the days of Samuel the prophet. Because of Josiah s commitment ot Yahweh, He posponed the destruction of Judah until Josiah died a peaceful death.
Unfortunately for the Judeans, Yahweh had made up His mind; the nation of Judah was to fall and the kingdom of David was to be removed.
The events which led to Josiah s and Judah s downfall began when Pharaoh Necho, the king of Egypt came up to fight against Charchemish, the king of Assyria. Josiah, without any provocation, decided to stick his nose into the figtht where he should not have been. He took up arms against Pharaoh Necho, in spite of the King of Egypt urging Josiah to stay out of the fight. The Bible states that, nevertheless, Josiah wouldnot rurn his face from thsi battle agaisnt the King of Egypt. Unfortunately, the arches shot at King Josiah and the king siad to hsi servants, Have away for I am sore wounded. (2 Chronicles 35:21-25) His servants then took him out of the chariot, put him in the second chariot he had brought with him to Jerusalem; he died and was buried in one of the spulchers ofhis fathers. All of Judah and Jerusalem mourned for Josiah andJeremiah lamented for him.
Jeremiah was witness to the good king being pulled down and he lamented for him together with the whole nation. As a result of Josiah s deathy Shallum, the son of Josiah, ascended the throne.
Weep ye not for the dead, neither bemoan him: but weep sore for him that goeth away: for he shall return no more,nor see his native country. For thus said the Lord touching Shallum the son of Josiah king of Judah, which reigned instead of Josiah his father, which went forthy out of this place; He shall not return thither any more: But he shall die in the place whither theyhave led him captive, and shall see this land no more. (Jeremiah 22:10-12)
Jeremiah records the fact that another overthrow was about to take place and yet Jeremiah s work continued!
The next son of Josiah, Jehoiakim, was to take the throne of his father. When Jehoiakim tookt hethrone, Yahweh proclaimed the following against hyim: Therefore thus saith the Lord concerningJehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah; They shall not lament for him, saying, Ah mybrother! Or, Ah sister! They shall not lament for him, saing, Ah lord! Or, Ah his glory! He shall be buried with the burial of an ass, drawn and cast forth beyojd the gates of Jerusalem. (Jeremiah 22:18-19)
As a result of Yahweh s proclamation against Jehoiskim, another king was desposed.
Coniah was the son of Jehoiakim, who was the next to reign.
As I live, saith the LORD, though Coniah the son of Jehoiakim king of Judah were the signet upon my right hand, yet would I pluck thee thence;
And I will give thee into the hand of them that seek thy life, and into the hand of them whose face thou fearest, even into the hand of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, and into the hand of the Chaldeans. And I will cast thee out, and thy mother that bare thee, into another country, where ye were not born; and there shall ye die. But to the land whereunto they desire to return, thither shall they not return. Is this man Coniah a despised broken idol? is he a vessel wherein is no pleasure? wherefore are they cast out, he and his seed, and are cast into a land which they know not? O earth, earth, earth, hear the word of the LORD. Thus saith the LORD, Write ye this man childless, a man that shall not prosper in his days: for no man of his seed shall prosper, sitting upon the throne of David, and ruling any more in Judah. (Jeremiah 22:24-30) (KJV)
Coniah makes the fourth king deposed since the Lord gave the commission to Jeremiah; but there is still another as recorded by the prophet.
And king Zedekiah the son of Josiah regned instead of Coniah the son of Jehoiakim,whom Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon made king in the land of Judah. (Jeremiah 37:1)
Zedekiah now became the successor to Coniah and ascended the throne in 600 B.C. His reign lasted only eleven years and he is the LAST KING OF THE KINGDOM OF JUDAH of the Davidic line who was to reign in Jerusalem.
Remember, in all of this, Yahweh had said He would tear down,but He would also build up David s throne unto all generations and that the scepter would NEVER DEPART from Judah. Notice this promise that was made in Genesis 49:10:
The sceptre shall not depart from Judah,nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come;p and untohim shall the gathering of the people be.
With allof these kings being torn down, it becomes especially important for us to look more closely at Zedekiah and learn of hsi fate and also that of his FAMILY; sons and daughters.
During the reign of Coniah, Zedekiah s predecessor, the king of Babylon came against the kingdom of Judah, subdued and carried away the king, his mother, his wi es and others into Babylon. Consequently, at that time, when Zedekiah ascended the throne,the country of Judah was a PROVINCE of BABYLON. But, then the tolerant Nebuchadnezzar, King of Babyoon, took MATTANIAH, the third son of Josiah, who was the brother of Jehoiakim, Coniah s father, and CHANGED HIS NAME to ZEDEKIAH and made him king instead of Coniah.
For those who may wonder about Zedekiah and just whose son he was,we will make this statement. In Josiah s family, there are at least two Zedekiahs appearing among the family line for centuries back. There were also Shallums and even Coniah s name was spelled three different ways. We will also say for the more critical students that often the man is said to be the son of another, when in fact he is grandson or even further removed. Christ is the son of David and, yet David is his great grandfather 28 generations back.
From David unto the carrying away into Babylon are 14 generations and the carrying away into Babylon unto Christ are 14 generations. (Matthew 1:17)
This Zedekiah is the third son of Josiah for we read,
And the king of Babylon made Mattaniah his (Coniah s) father s brother, king in hi8s stead,and he changed his name to Zedekiah.
Zedeiah was 21 years old when he began to reign and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem. His mother s name was Hamutal, the daughter of Jeremiah of Libnah.
And the king of Babylon made Mattaniah his father s brother king in his stead, and changed his name to Zedekiah. Zedekiah was twenty and one years old when he began to reign, and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem. And his mothe s name was Hamutal, the daughter of Jeremiah of Libnah. And he did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord, according to all that Jehoiakim had done. (2 Kings 24:17-19)
Some have thought and have even printed that Jeremiah the prophet was the same one mentioned in the scripture above, known as Jeremiah of Libnah. But, if you will look at a map, Libnah was in the land of Judah (when the promised land was divided), while Anathoth, from where Jeremiah the prophet came, was in the land of Benjamin, according to Jeremiah 1:1 and 29:27. Since they differieated it in the the scripture, we would tend to believe they were not one and the same.
In this scripture, we find that Jeremiah, in making the following record concerning Coniah s successor;
And king Zedekiah the son of Josiah reigned instead of Coniah the son of Jehoiakim, whom Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon made king in the land of Judah. (Jeremiah 37:1)
We can see this young king was the fifth to occupy the throne of David, since Jeremiah had received his commission. Jeremiah s commission, which included the tearing down and rooting out of the throne of David was about to come to an end. Zedekiah was the last king to sit on the throne in Judah.
Jeremiah records the downfall of Zedekiah and his sons, the royal princes, as follows:
In the ninth year of Zedekiah king of Judah, in the tenth month, came Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon and all his army against Jerusalem, and they besieged it. And in the eleventh year of Zedekiah, in the fourth month, the ninth day of the month, the city was broken up. And all the princes of the king of Babylon came in, and sat in the middle gate, even Nergalsharezer, Samgarnebo, Sarsechim, Rabsaris, Nergalsharezer, Rabmag, with all the residue of the princes of the king of Babylon. And it came to pass, that when Zedekiah the king of Judah saw them, and all the men of war, then they fled, and went forth out of the city by night, by the way of the king's garden, by the gate betwixt the two walls: and he went out the way of the plain. But the Chaldeans' army pursued after them, and overtook Zedekiah in the plains of Jericho: and when they had taken him, they brought him up to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon to Riblah in the land of Hamath, where he gave judgment upon him. Then the king of Babylon slew the sons of Zedekiah in Riblah before his eyes: also the king of Babylon slew all the nobles of Judah. Moreover he put out Zedekiah's eyes, and bound him with chains, to carry him to Babylon. And the Chaldeans burned the king's house, and the houses of the people, with fire, and brake down the walls of Jerusalem. (Jeremiah 39:1-8) (KJV)
With Zedekiah, we find the end of the history of the last prince of the House of David who has eve reigned over the Judean people from that time until the present.
With the resulting overthrow of Zedekiah, we find that the Pharez branch, to which David belonged, came to an end in the house of Judah. But, this climax which was the ending of the Kingdom of Judah was only the completion of the first part of his mission. The first part of his commission mainly dealt with the plucking up, throwing down and afflicting to bring an end the Kingdom in Judah. Inded, it was so well done, that most Biblical authorities believe that the Kindom of David came to an end with the capture and death of King Zedehiah. This, of course, ignores the remaining efforts of Jeremiah in fulfilling the commission God had assigned him.
King David and all of his descendants and the king who ruled over the Judeas were descendants of the Pharez line which was the name of one of the twins born to Judah as described in Genesis 38:27-30:
And it came to pass in the time of her travail, that, behold, twins were in her womb. And it came to pass, when she travailed, that the one put out his hand; and the midwife took and bound upon his hand a scarlet thread, saying, This came out first. And it came to pass, as he drew back his hand, that, behold, his brother came out and she said, How hast thou broken forth? This breach be upon thee: therefore his name was called Pharez. And afterward came out his brother, that had the scarlet thread upon his hand: and hisname was called Zarah.
The Bible indicates tht a breach would occur between the descendants of Pharez and the descendants of Zarah. In fact, the Pharez line became th ekings and princely line in Israel, for while the Zarah line was relegated to other responsibilitis. With the breakup of Judah and Israel, the descendants of Zarah sqw no opportunity for them to ever rule in the Kingdom of Judah. Therefore, they followed the Israelites into northern Israel and were taken captive with the destrucion of Israel in 721 B.C. As a result of this destruction and relocatio of Israel the Zarahline ascended to positions of authority and kingly rule in the dispersed tribes of Israel.