The Jews are Judah.
Judah meaning the present-day Jews and the Ten Tribes under Joseph will re-unite as described in Ezekiel ch.37, Isaiah 11, and elsewhere.
The Jews are Judah according to the Bible. The Bible identifies the Jews as Judah. This elementary point is sometimes denied by enemies of Jewish and Israelite nations.
The article below deals with how we know the Jews to be Judah.
The present-day Jews are identified in the Bible as Judah. Yair Davidiy, representing the Brit-Am Movement of the Ten Tribes shows from the Bible that the Jewish People of today are identifiable as Judah of Scripture.
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Judah and Joseph (the Lost Ten Tribes) are the heads of the two branches of
Israel who split apart and will re-unite in the future as described by Ezekiel
(chapter 37, Isaiah 11) and the other prophets.
Are the Jews to Judah? This seems a superfluous question but some people ask it
so we provide an answer:
In Proverbs it says: Answer not a
fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like him.
Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own deceit?
(Proverbs 26:4-5). In other words some times even silly or offensive questions must be
answered whereas at other times they are to be ignored.
In the future the Ten Tribes will recognize the righteousness of Judah.
JUDAH, THOU ART HE WHOM THY BRETHREN SHALL PRAISE: The expression in Hebrew ("yoducha") translated as "shall praise"
should more correctly be rendered as "acknowledge the righteousness of", "own up
to" (Genesis 49:8). The righteousness of Judah will be recognized by his
brethren, his inheritance acknowledged, and his truth owned up to.
Judah would be like an old lion (Genesis 49:9).
Judah (unlike the other tribes) would always be recognizable as descended from
Israel: "THE SCEPTRE (Hebrew:
"SHEVET" , i.e. Tribal Identification) SHALL NOT DEPART FROM JUDAH" [Genesis
Judah will keep the Law of Moses [Genesis 49:10] THE SCEPTRE
SHALL NOT DEPART FROM JUDAH, NOR A LAWGIVER FROM BETWEEN HIS FEET, UNTIL SHILOH
COME; AND UNTO HIM SHALL THE GATHERING OF THE PEOPLE BE.
[Psalms 60:7] GILEAD IS MINE, AND
MANASSEH IS MINE; EPHRAIM ALSO IS THE STRENGTH OF MINE HEAD; JUDAH IS MY
The Jews keep the four fasts of mourning over the Destruction of the Second
Temple as prophesied by Zechariah 8:19
THE FAST OF THE FOURTH MONTH, -17th Tammuz
THE FAST OF THE FIFTH, - 9th of Av
AND THE FAST OF THE SEVENTH, - 3rd of Tishrei (Gedaliah)
AND THE FAST OF THE TENTH, - 10th Tebeth (Tevet).
The Jews still keep the law of Moses and they are the only ones who do so.
Judah was to be persecuted [Zechariah 1:14] SO THE ANGEL THAT
COMMUNED WITH ME SAID UNTO ME, CRY THOU, SAYING, THUS SAITH
THE LORD OF HOSTS; I AM JEALOUS FOR JERUSALEM AND FOR ZION WITH A GREAT
[Zechariah 1:15] AND I AM VERY SORE DISPLEASED WITH THE HEATHEN THAT ARE AT
EASE: FOR I WAS BUT A LITTLE DISPLEASED, AND THEY HELPED FORWARD THE AFFLICTION.
[Zechariah 8:13] AND IT SHALL COME TO
PASS, THAT AS YE WERE A CURSE AMONG THE HEATHEN, O HOUSE OF JUDAH, AND HOUSE OF
ISRAEL; SO WILL I SAVE YOU, AND YE SHALL BE A BLESSING: FEAR NOT, BUT LET YOUR
HANDS BE STRONG.
[Psalms 44:22] YEA, FOR THY SAKE ARE WE
KILLED ALL THE DAY LONG; WE ARE COUNTED AS SHEEP FOR THE SLAUGHTER.
(Isaiah ch.53, Isaiah 42:10, );
It had been prophesied that if the Israelites did not keep the law they would be
returned to Egypt in ships and sold as slaves (Deuteronomy 28:68). This happened
at the end of the Second Temple Period and the Bar Kochba Revolt which followed.
In the End Times
Judah will begin to return to the Land of Israel and develop it (Zephaniah ch. 2
Micah 4:8 Hosea 6:11 ).
At first Judah will be reluctant to recognize Joseph (Isaiah 49:21) but
eventually Judah and Joseph will re-unite (Ezekiel ch.37).
Judah and the state of Israel
(Four Points below were supplied by Stephen Collins):
(1. Jewish State of "Israel" in "Palestine" : The Biblical Book of Zephaniah
chapter two predicted that Judah would inherit the coastal regions of
"Palestine" including Ashdod, Ekron, Ashkelon, and all the coastland when they
return from their captivity.
(2. Judah in Jerusalem : Zechariah chapter 14 supplements Zephaniah and
explains how the Jews of Judah will dwell in Jerusalem and fight in defence of
Jerusalem during this same period. "Judah" would be a militarily victorious
nation in the Middle East.
(3. "Old-New" State of Judah Predicted : Genesis 49:9 also predicted that Judah
in the Last Days will be like an old lion (an old nation) and a young lion (a
reborn entity) fighting nation in the End Times that casts terror on those
Theodor Herzl, who helped found the modern Zionist movement, wrote a book called
"Alt-Neu [Old-New] Land" in which he described the future Jewish State of Israel
as he wished it to be. The city of Tel Aviv was named with this concept in mind,
"Tell" denotes an ancient mound whereas "Aviv" is the season of spring.
(4. Agricultural prosperity. The "Green Line" Predicted : Genesis 49:12 shows
how the reborn State of Israel set up by Judah will be agriculturally
The border of the modern State of Israel is referred to as the "Green Line"
since when flying over in a plane it stands out that theregions of Jewish
settlement are green whereas areas of Arab domination are not.
11 Binding his donkey to the vine,
And his donkey's colt to the choice vine,
He washed his garments in wine,
And his clothes in the blood of grapes.
12 His eyes are darker than wine,
And his teeth whiter than milk.
Jewish State to be Named "Israel" : Isaiah predicted that the descendants
of Judah would be known as Israel HEAR YE THIS, O HOUSE OF JACOB, WHICH
ARE CALLED BY THE NAME OF ISRAEL, AND ARE COME FORTH OUT OF THE WATERS OF JUDAH
Return of Judah Precedes Return of Other Tribes : Micah 4:8 predicts that in the
end times at the beginning of the return "THE FIRST DOMINION" in the final
return of Israel shall be "TO THE DAUGHTER OF JERUSALEM" meaning descendants of
Micah 4: 8 And you, O tower of the
The stronghold of the daughter of Zion,
To you shall it come,
Even the former dominion shall come,
The kingdom of the daughter of Jerusalem.
In addition Hosea 6:11 says Judah will lead the way for the other Tribes and
prepare the path for their return.
Throughout the Bible and especially in the Prophetic works there are references
to Judah that cannot and could not be fulfilled by anybody but the present day
Jews. It was prophesied that Judah would suffer for being Jewish, keep the law
according to the direction of the Sages (Deuteronomy 17:8), eventually be
rewarded and recognized by his brother tribes and the world, and never depart
from his basic truth. It was prophesied that the Ten Tribes would lose their
identity and the opposite was said about Judah, i.e. it was not prophesied that
Judah would be lost. All the identifying characteristics of Judah (Keeping the
Law, etc) involve matters that cannot be hidden and are obvious to all!.
Isaiah 49:21 describes Judah as being initially loath to accept the Lost
Tribes and as having suffered alone and been persecuted and exiled from place to
place alone. [Isaiah 49:21] THEN SHALT
THOU SAY IN THINE
HEART, WHO HATH BEGOTTEN ME THESE, SEEING I HAVE LOST MY CHILDREN, AND AM
DESOLATE, A CAPTIVE, AND REMOVING TO AND FRO? AND WHO HATH BROUGHT UP THESE?
BEHOLD, I WAS LEFT ALONE; THESE, WHERE HAD THEY BEEN?
It will be the Jews who
will be recognizable as Israelites from Judah whereas the Ten Tribes will have
been lost. Judah at first will have difficulty in recognizing the Ten Tribes for
who they are. The Ten Tribes will have lost their identity and will regain
it when they return. Judah will always have been recognizable as Judah, as we
saw, This description fits the Jews of today and no-one else. "THE SCEPTRE (Hebrew:
"SHEVET" , i.e. Tribal Identification) SHALL NOT DEPART FROM JUDAH" [Genesis