Separate from Judah
Biblical Locations of the
Lost Ten Tribes
The Joseph Aspect
by Yair Davidiy
The Predicted Role of the Ten Tribes
Separate from Judah:
The Lost Ten Tribes will not be part
of Judah. Only in the Last days just before or during the Messianic
Era will Judah and Joseph re-unite. Until that time they will be separate.
The Lost Ten Tribes must therefore
be sought for amongst an entity that is not part of Judah and not recognized by Judah.
In the End Times recognition will
come but it will not be easy.
Judah has prejudices and historical
hang-ups to overcome and so does Joseph. A lot of dislike of Judah and wrong thoughts
concerning Judah are still to be
found amongst Joseph. I deal with people from Joseph everyday and I meet every extreme. On the whole these
experiences serve to strengthen our
conviction of Brit-Am truth though at the same time quite a few exceptions are encountered.
In the census figures of Ezra and
Nechamia none of the Ten Tribes are mentioned but only people from Judah, benjamin, and Levi.
All of the Prophets spoke of
the Ten Tribes remaining separate
and lost until the End Times. Nachmanides spoke of these issues in the Book of Redemption, extracts from which were
quoted in our article on Nachmanides
and the Ten Tribes.
Ezekiel 37 speaks of the re-union
of Judah and Joseph in the end times.
Isaiah (11:11) spoke of the future
re-union of Joseph and Judah. Isaiah in this passage implies that not only will the true
halves have been separate until the
end times but also a certain amount of antagonism may have existed between them on occasion.
"AND HE SHALL
SET UP AN ENSIGN FOR THE NATIONS, AND SHALL ASSEMBLE THE OUTCASTS OF ISRAEL,
AND GATHER TOGETHER THE DISPERSED OF JUDAH FROM THE FOUR CORNERS OF THE EARTH
"THE ENVY ALSO
OF EPHRAIM SHALL DEPART, AND THE ADVERSARIES OF JUDAH SHALL BE CUT OFF: EPHRAIM
SHALL NOT ENVY JUDAH, AND JUDAH SHALL NOT VEX EPHRAIM "
One side will not envy or vex the
other AFTER the re-union. This implies that before the re-union there were occasions
when elements amongst one side or
the other were antagonistic to their brothers.
<<Concerning who did Isaiah
pronounce this prophecy. He was speaking only concerning Judah and Joseph. Said Rabbi Shmuel
son of Nachman in the name of Rabbi
Yonathan, when Joseph and Judah were arguing the Holy Angels said to each other, Let us go down and see what is
happening. Usually when a bull and
a lion confront each other the bull retreats before the lion. In this case a bull (Joseph) and a lion (Judah) are
arguing and there is a standoff. Jealousy
will continue to abide between tyhese two untilt he Messiah comes, as it says:
ENVY ALSO OF EPHRAIM SHALL DEPART, AND THE ADVERSARIES OF JUDAH SHALL BE
CUT OFF: EPHRAIM SHALL NOT ENVY JUDAH, AND JUDAH SHALL NOT VEX EPHRAIM."
(Tanchuma, VaYigash, 4).
<<In the past Jeroboam the
son of Nebat who was from Ephraim hated King Rehoboam who was from Judah. There was a controversy
between them. In the future
there will be peace between these two anointed leaders. They will not be jealous of each other. Concerning them,
ENVY ALSO OF EPHRAIM SHALL DEPART, AND THE ADVERSARIES OF JUDAH SHALL
BE CUT OFF: EPHRAIM SHALL NOT ENVY JUDAH, AND JUDAH SHALL NOT VEX EPHRAIM
." (Brayshit Rabati page 147).
<<Everywhere you find these
two tribes (Judah and Joseph) hating each other and antagonistic to each other, etc. May
we infer from this that even the future Anointed Captain of War who will arise
from Joseph and the Annoited Messiah
who will arise from Judah will (Heaven forbid) be jealous of each other? No. There will be no antagonism between
them, as it says:
"THE ENVY ALSO OF EPHRAIM SHALL DEPART, AND THE ADVERSARIES OF JUDAH
SHALL BE CUT OFF: EPHRAIM SHALL NOT ENVY JUDAH, AND JUDAH SHALL NOT VEX EPHRAIM."
(Agadat Brayshit 63).
EPHRAIM represents all the
WHO HARASS JUDAH SHALL BE CUT OFF:
Anti-Semites will be punished.
EPHRAIM SHALL NOT BE JEALOUS OF JUDAH:
A lot of anti-Semitism is due to jealousy.
JUDAH SHALL NOT HARASS EPHRAIM: Jewish
do-gooders and hyper-active individuals
etc sometimes antagonize other people.