"Brit-Am Now"-530

"Brit-Am Now"-530
1. Interesting Article on Genetics and Race
2. Aliens Now Dominating USA?
3. Rose Vaimea: Prophecy on Assyria Already Fulfilled?
4. Jeremy Burningham: Non-Brit-Am Explanations are incorrect
5. Does Science Now Acknowledge the Possibility of Brit-Am Historical Correctness?
6. William F. Dankenbring Queries Brit-AM Explanation of Jeremiah 3:18
7. Comment on Brit-Am TV Appearance

1. Interesting Article on Genetics and Race

2. Aliens Now Dominating USA?
From: Yahsway
Subject: Re: "Brit-Am Now"-527

Reply to Rabbi Simcha Pearlmutter:

If you please, it is the same here in America. I have lived in Asia and Jordan , in Muslim countries, and Asia, where white people are not liked in my opinion. Jordon was much kinder to me than Asia. [Brunei]. In Brunei, I was treated poorly and couldn't wait to come 'home' where I would not feel like such an outsider. When we returned home, we ended up in California. I lived down the whole coast . I felt like I had when I was over seas. It was reverse discrimination. I felt that California was being annexed by Mexico and Asia, I was a minority there, with little rights compared to the immigrants coming in. Even the extent of where my children went to school. They would have to be bused away from where we lived because of the quotas there had to be by law, 1/3 Hispanic, 1/3 Asian and 1/3 white. So even if we moved into the school district we wanted, we had no assurance that our children could go that chosen school because of the immigrant quotas. Even worse than that, an architect's child [on the project] had two courses strictly in Chinese because of the overwhelmingly amount of Chinese children in the public school class. No need to say, she had 'no idea' what was going on.

We are becoming subservient and becoming the tail as we too we are being ruled over by the alien, just as New Zealand. I know of two families that have fled California, it bothers me greatly as California has 55 electoral votes and almost rules the elections of our Executive leader, The President. The alien is more and more becoming in control of our elections.

I wonder are we reaping the curses of scripture?
Do you question whether or not scripture will fulfill itself for the modern day people of Israel? I speak mainly of the people of the USA and Britain. Recall the scripture and see the link below:

Deuteronomy 28:15 on... the whole end chapter on our disobedience. I will highlight a couple of scriptures pertaining to an interesting article at the end.
Deut 28:43-44
43 The stranger that is within thee shall get up above thee very high; and thou shalt come down very low.
44 He shall lend to thee, and thou shalt not lend to him: he shall be the head, and thou shalt be the tail.
Deut 28:45
45 Moreover all these curses shall come upon thee, and shall pursue thee, and overtake thee, till thou be destroyed; because thou hearkenedst not unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to keep his commandments and his statutes which he commanded thee:
Deut 28:68
68 And the LORD shall bring thee into Egypt again with ships, by the way whereof I spake unto thee, Thou shalt see it no more again: and there ye shall be sold unto your enemies for bondmen and bondwomen, and no man shall buy you.

3. Prophecy on Assyria Already Fulfilled?
From: Rose Vaimea
Subject: Re: "Brit-Am Now"-528

Hello Yair and the BritAm team. I'm responding to #5 c, to Jack Hertzog saying "the scriptures indicate though that Israel ( Amos 6:1-8) and Judah will both fall for a short time, by the hand of Assyria (Germany)." Here's why: At the time Amos spoke of these things the two houses were still in the land. Amos was prophesying in the face of and to the people alive at that time in his day.
6:1 Woe to those who are at ease in Tziyon,
And to those who are secure on the mountain of Shomron,
The notable men of the chief of the nations,
To whom the house of Yisra'el come!
Where are/were these people? - Still living in the land. Amos was speaking of the exile that came then on the northern kingdom. That exile took a lot of the outlying villages of the southern kingdom as well, the Lost Jews.

Amos tried to make these people awake to some sense by saying:
6:2 Go to Kalneh, and see,
And from there go to Chamat the great,
Then go down to Gat of the Pelishtim.
Are they better than these kingdoms?
He was telling them like: - hey! you think you're stronger then these who already fell to Assyria? Go look at the Philistines who fell to Assyria, are you stronger then they?

The prophecy of Amos 6: 1 - 8 has no meaning to now. It was for back then.

Same context continues on into chapter 7 and there they - those within the northern kingdom got mad because they knew the prophet's words were to come on them in their time. Amos 7:7-17
Has Assyria taken these kingdoms stated in chapter 6 verse 2 down in this day? No, Assyria (Germany you say?) is not going to take those again. Be hard for Germany to do since the repeating prophecies - ones yet to be fulfilled are that Israel clears the land by war, finally fulfilling the ancient commandment, and the descendants of all Israel reunite, reclaim and greatly prosper in their rightful inheritance when the restoration comes.

I hope this helps folks see the all-important context.
Kind regards from New Zealand.

4. Jeremy Burningham: Non-Brit-Am Explanations are incorrect
Subject: Many Rabbi's and Scholars
For some reason many Rabbi’s and scholars assume that people living in the area of Afghanistan and northern India are Israelites. This area has been conquered on many occasions. However, once yes in ancient times it was controlled by the Assyrians and maybe some Israelites lived in this area. However, how can Rabbi’s and Scholars claim that these people in this location of central Asia still are Israelites in our present day? Because in the same breath I can claim that these individuals are Assyrians and there is no way to prove that I am wrong. I can simply say, Assyrians also lived in this exact location. What, magically did all the Assyrians die and disappear. As well, this area was torn apart by the Mongolian’s and the Mongolian’s stayed and took wives or raped the locals. One could most assuredly say that people who live in the central Asia area are Assyrian, Babylonian, Mongolian, Arab people. Which is exactly what I’m saying and I could produce an almost endless amount of evidence to prove that people from this area are not Israelite. I would like the Rabbi’s and scholars discern for us which person or small group out of the many people in central Asia is Israelite and which person isn’t while at the same time keeping in mind that these people must meet all the blessings to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob’s offspring which is the criteria and is predominately the best way to prove who is Israelite and who is not. It is such a joke and a distraction that Rabbi’s and scholars search for Israelites solely in Central Asia and Asia. Actually it’s not a joke because it is a waste of their energy, time and life. Imagine if they would put their efforts in the right direction what their efforts might produce. It is sad because in the end history will show them as fools.

5. Does Science Now Acknowledge the Possibility of Brit-Am Historical Correctness?
The Lost Ten Tribes were exiled in according to conventional dating in ca 730-720 that is close enough to 3000 years ago. Aft first many of them were taken to the regions of Assyria, i.e. to Mesopotamia.
The URL below discussed the possibility from a scientific point of view that 10 per cent of modern-day Europeans are "safe from HIV" (?)
because one of their ancestors while living in Mesopotamia
"beside the Tigris 3,000 years ago" acquired a genetic mutation that he passed on to his descendants now living in Western Europe.

The article is worth reading and in effect agrees with Brit-Am researches.
In fact Brit-Am explanations are more "rational" than the "scientific" ones.

HIV immunity 'evolved from ancient mutant'
By Nigel Bunyan
A person living beside the Tigris 3,000 years ago may have helped to make 10 per cent of modern-day Europeans safe from HIV, scientists said yesterday.
The unknown Mesopotamian was born with a mutation that made him or her resistant to deadly viral infections. Over the millennia, descendants of this evolutionary pioneer spread out through Europe and ultimately to North America.
Prof Christopher Duncan and Dr Susan Scott, biologists at the University of Liverpool...
"At a point much later on some individual developed a single point mutation which was slowly multiplied in succeeding generations. It's an educated guess that this person lived in Mesopotamia, perhaps beside the Tigris or Euphrates, in about 1000 BC.''
Scientists have known about the mutation for some time but were unable to account for the high levels of the gene in Scandinavia and relatively low levels in areas bordering the Mediterranean.

6. William F. Dankenbring Queries Brit-AM Explanation of Jeremiah 3:18
Triumph Prophetic Ministries (Church of God)
PO Box 292, Altadena CA 91003
From the Office of: William F. Dankenbring
Director and Pastor
May 23, 2000

Dear Yair:

You were queried recently by a person who questioned your statement that the lost tribes would return to the promised land because Judah would GO TO the house of Israel and bring them back. The correspondent pointed out that Jeremiah 3:18 says simply that Judah will walk WITH the house of Israel, and they shall COME TOGETHER out of the land of the north, etc.
I have checked this out personally and have found the following translations of the verse in question:
Jeremiah 3:18
“In those days the house of Judah shall go WITH the house of Israel; they shall come together from the land of the north to the land of Israel . . .” (Tanakh).
“In those days the house of Judah shall walk WITH the house of Israel, and together they shall come out of the land of the north to the land that I gave as an inheritance to your fathers” (Amplified Parallel Bible).
“In those days the house of Judah shall JOIN the house of Israel, and they shall come out of the north-land together to the land that I gave as a heritage to your fathers” (Moffatt).
“In those days the house of Judah shall JOIN the house of Israel . . .” (NRSV).
“In those days the house of Judah shall walk WITH the house of Israel, and they shall come together out of the north to the land that I have given for an inheritance to your fathers” (King James).
“In those days the house of Judah shall walk WITH the house of Israel . . .” (The Interlinear Bible).
All the translations above agree with each other and confirm the analysis of your correspondent!
In Hebrew in this verse for “with the house of” is al-bayit. “Bayit” means “house,” and the “al” (ayin-lamed, in Hebrew) is translated as the preposition “with.” In Hebrew it is kg. It is rendered this way throughout the Old Testament or Tanakh.
In his email, your correspondent asks, “Will Judah REALLY go unto Joseph?”
In your answer, you state dogmatically: “The quotation from Jeremiah you employed is a Mistranslation. The Hebrew says ‘go unto.’ ”
What? Can you really say that with a straight face? Look at all the translations I show above. They all agree. Gesenius Hebrew-English Lexicon says of the Hebrew preposition al (kg), “a preposition of very frequent occurrence, and of wide extent in meaning.” It can mean “in, on, upon, over,” as when anything is put on the upper part of another. It is used as in the phrase, “to come upon the heart,” and denotes something “super-added.” It also has the sense of “surpassing, going beyond,” as in “above thy brethren,” and concerning time, “going beyond the time of.” Al also has the meaning of neighborhood or contiguity, as in “near” or “by” or “at, on” the side or hand, at the side, at the hand, at his right hand. It is often used of a multitude of soldiers or people standing by or attending on a commander or king.
Says Gesenius, “Kindred to this is (d) the SIGNIFICANCE OF ACCOMPANYING, WITH.” Exodus 35:22, “men WITH (kg) women.” Job 38:32 “Canst thou guide Arcturus with (kg) his sons?” Amos 3:15 God says, “I will smite the winter house WITH the summer house.” Psalms 50:5 “those that have made a covenant with me by sacrifice.”
Yair, for you to say this correspondent was employing a mistranslation is utterly untrue. You do a great disservice and injustice to yourself and to your readers when you make false and misleading statements like that. Obviously, the plain and clear meaning of the passage in Jeremiah 3:18 is just what it says Judah and Israel will come with each other, together, in returning to the Holy Land. The Hebrew does NOT say “go unto,” as you incorrectly affirm.
Perhaps you have confused this word with the Hebrew word vkg which means “to go up.” This is a totally different word.
The Song of Solomon, 1:16, is not a reference to the lost ten tribes, but the whole song is a love song between the Messiah and Israel. Solomon was a ‘type’ of the Messiah, the “Beloved One.” Israel is His Bride. The Midrash you quote I believe is very suspect, and certainly not in agreement with the literal meaning of Jeremiah 3:18.
You conclude, after quoting this suspect Midrashic commentary or notation, about a “possible” meaning of this verse, and you say: “The verse should be read according to the above in accordance with the Hebrew as: ‘THE HOUSE OF JUDAH SHALL GO UNTO [rather than ‘WALK WITH’] THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL.”
Well, I must say to you that the Hebrew of this verse totally disagrees with you. I am not an expert in Hebrew, but Gesenius Hebrew-English Lexicon is an expert, and all the scholars agree, so I believe you must serious re-think your position on this. The issue is not “vital” to Bri-Am principles or beliefs anyway, so why make a huge issue over a relatively “minor” point?
You add, “The simple meaning is that Jews from Judah will go unto the Lost Ten Tribes to bring them back. It could be said that the Jewish members of Brit-Am is [sic] doing this to some degree.”
Frankly, the origin of the theory of the identity of the lost ten tribes being in Western Europe, and Joseph being the Anglo-Saxon nations, did not originate in modern day Israel, among the Jews there, but rather among the British, as you well know. With all the literature in recent decades coming out of America and Britain on this subject, and the millions of books and booklets distributed by the original Worldwide Church of God under Herbert W. Armstrong, it could just as readily be said that those in the lost ten tribes of ISRAEL are going to JUDAH, and proclaiming their identity, just as ancient JOSEPH revealed his own identity to JUDAH and his brothers.
So who really is going to whom? Why not just leave it as it is, “In those days [the years ahead of us] the house of Judah shall walk WITH the house of Israel, and they shall come TOGETHER out of the land of the north,” just as it says? This plainly is not talking about Jews already IN Israel but Jews who are IN the north country, along with Israelites, who TOGETHER return to Israel. That’s all it says. Today there are more Jews in the Anglo-Saxon nations than there are in Israel, so this Biblical prophecy will no doubt become literally fulfilled.
I hope this comment on your recent email does not offend you. I remain (I hope) your friend and ally, in many respects, although we do differ on who is really Ephraim and who is really Manasseh, today. My new book soon to come off the press addresses this subject in some detail (450 pages). It is entitled American and Great Britain Our Identity Revealed: Ephraim and Manasseh in the End of Days.
By the way, I like the cover and format of your new edition of The Tribes and look forward to reviewing it when there is time (soon, I hope).
Take care.
William F. Dankenbring

Reply from Brit-Am Shalom,
In our explanations of Biblical verses we do not normally refer to translations.
We rely on our own understanding of the Hebrew and if necessary refer to comments of the Sages, Aramaic translations, and the Classical Commentators.
The translations you refer to are not wrong but neither are they more authoritative than our frames of reference.
Jeremiah 3:18 begins: “In those days [the years ahead of us] the house of Judah shall walk WITH [Hebrew: "AL", translated by us in this case as "unto"] the house of Israel.
In the case the key word that is causing all the controversy is "AL" (ayin-lamed).
"AL" can be interpreted as "with" (as we shall see) but not necessarily so.
The more common words for "with" in Hebrew are "im" and "eth" or "ve-eth".
Actually the expression "ve-eth" (or "ve-et" in Modern Hebrew pronunciation) was probably originally pronounced, similarly to how Yemenite Jews still pronounce it, something like "we-eth" which could easily evolve to the English "with" and has the same meaning.
"AL" (ayin-lamed) literally means "above, over".
It is connected with the root"ALeH" meaning to raise and from which we have the word "aliyah" meaning "going up". One makes "aliyah" to the Land of Israel, i.e. one goes up.
From AL meaning "above, over" we also have it meaning "on".
In some places "AL" means "with" but only in exceptional cases, e.g. AND THEY CAME, BOTH MEN AND WOMEN [Exodus 35:22] in Hebrew literally it says "Men ON [Hebrew: "AL"] the women": In this case "AL" does mean "with" (i.e. "the men with the women").
This verse speaks about the men and women bringing jewelry to make the golden calf
Rashi explains the Sages and the Aramaic: [They brought the jewellry] "with the women, whilst they were still on the women."
The implication of the use of "AL" (translatable here as meaning "with") is that the men forced the women to bring their jewelry or at least applied pressure.

We can go through the usages case by case but you will find that even though "AL" can mean "with" it often implies a subsidiary status as in Exodus 35:22.

The usual word in Hebrew for "to, unto" is "EL" (Aleph-lamed) but "AL" (ayin-lamed) can interchange with "EL" and have the same meaning. Usually it would be said that the interchange takes place in order to strengthen the meaning.

"The Complete Hebrew-English Dictionary" by Reuben Alcalay, Tel Aviv-Jerusalem 1965 entry "AL" [ayin-lamed]1. height
"AL" [ayin-lamed]2. on, upon, above, over; by, near; to, unto, towards, against; with, together with;
for, on behalf of; because of; on account of; concerning, about; by

This Dictionary entry has BOTH meanings registered for "AL" but the meaning of "to, unto, towards, against;" which we have applied is in the second category of meanings whereas the meaning of "with" is in the third.

There are however Commentators who agree with the KJ and interpret the expression "AL" in Jeremiah 3:18 to mean "with".
Targum Yonatan: "In those days the House of Judah will combine with the House of Israel" Rashi: They shall join together with them and be added onto them to be one kingdom".
Radak: "With the House of Israel as it says {concerning the expression"AL"] AND THEY CAME, The MEN with the [AL"] WOMEN [Exodus 35:22].
Iben Shushan Hebrew Concordance lists "AL" as meaning "with" 30 times and as meaning "to, unto" 27 times.

Nevertheless our interpretation of the expression in THIS CASE to mean "unto" (go unto) is in line with how the Sages interpreted the expression. The fact that the Sages held this opinion is significant in its own right beyond how the verse should actually be interpreted:
The Midrash says:
"The exiles of Judah and Benyamin [i.e. the present-day “Jews”] are destined to go unto them [the lost ten Tribes] and bring them back in order to merit with them the Messianic Era and life in the World-To-Come. This is as it says, “In those days the house of Judah shall go unto the house of Israel and they shall come together out of the land of the north unto the land that I have given for an inheritance unto your fathers” (Jeremiah 3;18). "'
-Yalkut Shimeoni, Song of Solomon 905.

To sum up: The expression can be legitimately interpreted either way.
There were some commentators who understood it in the same way as the KJ translation does, as meaning "with". To interpret it however as primarily meaning "unto" (go unto) and even as implying that the House of Judah will apply pressure (i.e. persuasion) is most consistent with the basic Hebrew meaning and is how the Sages understood it which understanding in its own right is a source worth noting.

7. Comment on Brit-Am TV Appearance
From: "sean"
I first saw you on TV, you looked really good. I really liked the part where the guy with the blonde hair [Rabbi Avraham Feld?] says, somehow these people [Evangelical Christians?] are using all the same texts, and are cutting through it to see a love for the Jewish people. I also liked the part where the guy with the dark hair [Yair Davidiy??] said a bit about words and transposition. I said wow! I wrote you some different words to play around, and see what like you were. I like what I see.

According to the Bible ten out of the twelve tribes of Israel split away(1-Kings 12:19), formed their own kingdom of "Israel" (1-Kings 12:20) and were exiled by the Assyrians (2-Kings 17:18) . They forget their identity (Hosea 1:9 7:8 Isaiah 49:21) and became the Lost Ten Tribes. In the future they will re-unite with the Jews of "Judah" (Ezekiel 37, Isaiah 11:13 Jeremiah 3:18) but until then they have a role of their own to fulfill. They were destined to be situated at the continental extremities of the earth such as North America, the British Isles, Scandinavia, the Netherlands, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa (Deuteronomy 33:13 Isaiah 24:16 26:15 41:8-9 49:6), to be the richest (Genesis 27:28 49:25 Deuteronomy 33:13-16 Hosea 2:8), and most powerful nations on earth (Numbers 24:8-7 Micah 5:7-9) and to control major international strategic bases (Genesis 22:16-17 24:60). All of these points together with numerous others show that descendants of the Lost Ten Tribes can only be found amongst Western Nations especially the English-speaking ones. The correctness of our interpretation of the relevant verses is confirmed by traditional Jewish sources and by the findings of up-to-date historical and scientific research. Your destiny may depend upon this information. You need to know.

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