Date: Sat Aug 31, 2002 2:32
1. Feedback requested:
2. Comment From Athol
3. The Message of King Hezekiah to the Remnant of the Ten Tribes
4. Anglo-Saxon Ring
5. Cause of the Civil War by Robert H. Graves
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Please send your reactions to our postings:
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2. Comment From Athol
From: Athol Bloomer <atholb13@h...>
I have finished reading the three books Joseph, Ephraim and Lost Israelite
Idenity. I enjoyed them very much. I especially liked Lost Israelite
Identity. As a History graduate and History Teacher I enjoy the Historical
information and also the Mythogolical. The Jewish and Talmudic insights are
also very interesting.Please keep me informed of any further brit am
meetings. You are in my prayers.
3. The Message of King Hezekiah to the
Remnant of the Ten Tribes
[2-Chronicles 30:1] AND HEZEKIAH SENT TO ALL ISRAEL AND JUDAH, AND WROTE
LETTERS ALSO TO EPHRAIM AND MANASSEH, THAT THEY SHOULD COME TO THE HOUSE OF
THE LORD AT JERUSALEM, TO KEEP THE PASSOVER UNTO THE LORD GOD OF
[2-Chronicles 30: FOR THE KING HAD TAKEN
COUNSEL, AND HIS PRINCES, AND ALL
THE CONGREGATION IN JERUSALEM, TO KEEP THE PASSOVER IN THE SECOND MONTH.
[2-Chronicles 30:3] FOR THEY COULD NOT
KEEP IT AT THAT TIME, BECAUSE THE
PRIESTS HAD NOT SANCTIFIED THEMSELVES SUFFICIENTLY, NEITHER HAD THE PEOPLE
GATHERED THEMSELVES TOGETHER TO JERUSALEM.
[2-Chronicles 30:4] AND THE THING PLEASED
THE KING AND ALL THE CONGREGATION.
[2-Chronicles 30:5] SO THEY ESTABLISHED
A DECREE TO MAKE PROCLAMATION
THROUGHOUT ALL ISRAEL, FROM BEERSHEBA EVEN TO DAN,
THAT THEY SHOULD COME TO KEEP THE PASSOVER UNTO THE LORD GOD OF ISRAEL AT
JERUSALEM: FOR THEY HAD NOT DONE IT OF A LONG TIME IN SUCH SORT AS IT WAS
[2-Chronicles 30:6] SO THE POSTS WENT
WITH THE LETTERS FROM THE KING AND
HIS PRINCES THROUGHOUT ALL ISRAEL AND JUDAH, AND ACCORDING TO THE
COMMANDMENT OF THE KING, SAYING, YE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL, TURN AGAIN UNTO THE
LORD GOD OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC, AND ISRAEL, AND HE WILL RETURN TO THE
REMNANT OF YOU, THAT ARE ESCAPED OUT OF THE HAND OF THE KINGS OF ASSYRIA.
[2-Chronicles 30:7] AND BE NOT YE LIKE
YOUR FATHERS, AND LIKE YOUR
BRETHREN, WHICH TRESPASSED AGAINST THE LORD GOD OF THEIR FATHERS, WHO
THEREFORE GAVE THEM UP TO DESOLATION, AS YE SEE.
[2-Chronicles 30:8] NOW BE YE NOT STIFFNECKED,
AS YOUR FATHERS WERE, BUT
YIELD YOURSELVES UNTO THE LORD, AND ENTER INTO HIS SANCTUARY, WHICH HE HATH
SANCTIFIED FOR EVER: AND SERVE THE LORD YOUR GOD, THAT THE FIERCENESS OF
HIS WRATH MAY TURN AWAY FROM YOU.
[2-Chronicles 30:9] FOR IF YE TURN AGAIN
UNTO THE LORD, YOUR BRETHREN AND
YOUR CHILDREN SHALL FIND COMPASSION BEFORE THEM THAT LEAD THEM CAPTIVE, SO
THAT THEY SHALL COME AGAIN INTO THIS LAND: FOR THE LORD YOUR GOD IS
GRACIOUS AND MERCIFUL, AND WILL NOT TURN AWAY HIS FACE FROM YOU, IF
YE RETURN UNTO HIM.
[2-Chronicles 30:10] SO THE POSTS PASSED
FROM CITY TO CITY THROUGH THE
COUNTRY OF EPHRAIM AND MANASSEH EVEN UNTO ZEBULUN: BUT THEY LAUGHED THEM TO
SCORN, AND MOCKED THEM.
[2-Chronicles 30:11] NEVERTHELESS DIVERS
OF ASHER AND MANASSEH AND OF
ZEBULUN HUMBLED THEMSELVES, AND CAME TO JERUSALEM.
King Hezekiah sent to the remnant of the Ten Tribes shortly before this
remnant was ALSO to be taken into captivity by the Assyrians.
He thought there was a chance of averting calamity and even of reversing
the tide of events. Apparently he was right but the opportunity was missed.
The message of King Hezekiah concentrated on a return to the religion.
The message of Brit-Am does not concentrate on religion but rather on a
realization of identity and the spread of this knowledge
as a first step before anything else.
The message of King Hezekiah was greeted with mockery.
Is Brit-Am receiving the same reaction?
4. Anglo-Saxon Ring
Subject: anglo-saxon new find
I dont know whether this find made earlier this year has been
A norfolk man discovered a ring in his hedge clippings.His wife
thought it was out of a Xmas cracker. It was revealed to be an Anglo-
Saxon plaited finger ring, 24 carat gold, valued at £10,000.
(Radio Times 31 Aug-6Sept 2002 Page 30)
Bearing in mind that I live close to a well-known AS burial site, I
shall make a point of closely examining my hedge clippings in future.
5. Cause of the Civil War by Robert
From: "Robert H. Graves" <rhg2@e...>
Subject: Ref: Brit-Am 82
Excerpts from Original Message:
You wrote, in part, in Brit-Am 82:
"The presence of Negro slaves in the USA was the open cause of the Civil
War and helped crystallize the American nation. American speech, attitudes,
culture, and ethnic composition have also been influenced by the Negro
While I do not dispute the last sentence of the quote I must take exception
with the first part of the first sentence relative to the cause of the war.
It is regrettable that you did not check fully the history of the War of
Northern Aggression. If you had you would not have made such an
authoritative statement about the cause of the War between the States.
The statement you made is obviously your conclusion drawn from what you
have learned from the statements made by those who do not know or
purposefully ignore the history of that war. By making that statement you
have misled many of your readers into a false knowledge of the cause of the
war. I wish to correct what you have written and I hope you will give it
First, no less than an authority as Thomas Sowell, a black historian and
economist, has written that the cause of the war was not over slavery but
President Lincoln was more worried over the loss of revenue to the Central
government of the tariff imposed upon the Southern states than he was about
the plight of the slaves in the South.
The upshot of his worry was that the
Southern States had declared their
ports (i.e. Mobile, New Orleans, Charleston, Savannah, etc., "free ports;
that is, no tariffs or import duties would be levied there). Their action
was in retaliation to the onerous tax burden imposed upon them by the
Central government with the acquiescence of the Northern States. At that
time the South's tax burden furnished 90% of the Federal revenues. All
Southern exports had to be shipped to the northern states (ie., New York)
for export where an exorbitant fee was levied and the machinery needed by
the Southern States was imported by the Northern States and was sent to the
South at exorbitant prices. In effect, the South's claim that they were
paying tribute to the North had solid factual basis. (Ibid page 27.)
Second, it is a fallacy to say that President Lincoln opposed slavery.
Lincoln was for ending slavery, but
not by the call to arms that the
abolitionists were demanding...his was a more moderate, sensible approach
and fully aware that introducing former slaves into society in an
atmosphere conducive to their being accepted and being capable of taking
care of themselves required moderation and careful thought. The key to this
would be the slaves' former masters, who now would become their employers.
Goodwill was necessary and like it or not, just compensation as required by
the Constitution would be required to achieve that end.
Third, it is a lie to believe that the
South defended itself against
Northern aggression over the issue of slavery. The Southern States believed
and supported with the death of thousands of dead and maimed that each
State had the right to secede from the Union each of them had created.
They, like Locke, believed that when a government fails to fulfill the
compact which created it then the people have the right to withdraw from
it. That was (and is) the essence of the Southern cause!
It was the view of the South that they
had the right under the Constitution
to leave the union whenever it failed to fulfill its part of the compact
which they had agreed to. (Ibid pg 16.)
It is significant to note that the upon
the end of the war and the taking
prisoner of Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederacy, the central
government held him in prison for two years before he was released without
trial. Why didn't they try him for treason? Simply for this reason: They
knew that his trial would put the issue of the right of secession to the
test and it was the considered opinion of legal experts that the central
government would lose because secession was a matter of right for each
state if it so chose.
Thus you have a concise explanation of the reason of the War of Northern
Aggression. Remember, it was not about slavery as most would have you
believe. You are a scholar...study it for yourself and do not succumb to
what you read in the papers or in the slanted history books of the 1800s
and early 1900s. Remember it is axiomatic that the "victors write the
Be all this as it may, there is an overriding purpose. The Sovereign God
had, in His predetermined councils, decreed that this group of people would
coalesce to fulfill His purpose. We need only to look at the 20th Century
and into the early part of this 21st Century to see that purpose. The U.S.,
as a cohesive whole, prevailed in WWI, WWII, Korea, Viet Nam, the Cold War,
etc., to emerge as the only Super Power extant on the face of the Earth.
Was this a coincidence? Not likely. Clearly, this combination of
nation-states, the U.S., has been given the birth right promises made to
Manasseh. The U.S. has become the dominant force in the world while Ephraim
has become much like a third world country; that is, powerless without
their older brother Manasseh.
This nation of sovereign states, ie., the U.S., has become the instrument
of God in His great plan for the end times. Just how this nation will
fulfill the role He has designed for it is not known (unless He reveals it
to His prophets) but it is certain this nation has been destined to support
and defend their brother Judah (Israel) in his time of crises. Just how the
U.S. will fulfill its role in God's great plan as the time for Messiah's
return approaches remains to be seen but one thing is certain; God did not
give this nation His birthright promises without having a plan in mind as
to what He expects this group of nations to do. We just need to watch and
pray that we will do whatever He requires of us...especially to protect,
defend and support our brothers of Judah in Israel!
Robert H. Graves
Fort Worth, TX
Note By Yair Davidiy: I somewhat reduced
the length of the original
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