Transcript of Tape One Side A
by Yair Davidiy
The LOST TEN TRIBES in Prophecy: Identifying Characteristics in Prophecy
Shalom! Yair Davidiy speaking on behalf of Brit-Am Israel in Jerusalem.
This is the first part of a two-part talk concerning the Ten Lost Tribes in Prophecy. This is not intended to be a thorough discussion of the subject, but rather an Introduction that will highlight some important points that we all should be aware of.
Originally there were 12 Tribes of Israel. They were once very numerous. At certain times they ruled over a good portion of the Middle East. Ten out of these Twelve Tribes were exiled by the Assyrians. They lost their identity and became known to history as the Lost Ten Tribes of Israel. We have traced these Lost Israelites to Western Europe. Their descendants became particularly important in the British Isles and in North America. This can be proven from historical, linguistic, archaeological, mythological, and related evidence. The present talk is going to concentrate almost entirely on part of the proof available from Scripture.
The Bible speaks frequently about the 10 tribes and attaches a great deal of importance to this subject. Predictions in the Bible concerning the Lost Ten Tribes can be divided into two categories:
Loss of Identity:
It had been prophesied that the LOST TEN TRIBES would lose their
identity; that they would spiritually be considered non-Israelites, and
that they would culturally assimilate to the ways of the nations around them
"Ephraim is smitten" - says Hosea 9;16-17: ".....My God will cast them away, because they did not hearken unto him: and they shall be wanderers among the nations" .In Hosea 7;8 it says "Ephraim, he hath mixed himself among the people...." that is how the KJ translates it. The actual Hebrew is "Ephraim be-Amim Hue Yitbolel...", which literally means "Ephraim will be assimilated amongst the peoples....".
The LOST TEN TRIBES in general are frequently referred to in
Prophecy as "Ephraim".
Ephraim was the leading tribe. It was from Ephraim
the son of Nebat came. Jeroboam was the first leader of the
who split away from the Southern Kingdom of Judah. In
chapter 28 of
Isaiah the northern Tribes are condemned because of "the drunkards
of Ephraim". It is prophesied that Ephraim shall be punished.
It says, "with stammering lips and another
tongue will he speak to this people"
(Isaiah 28;11): This indicates that they would forget their own language -
as indeed they did.
LOST TEN TRIBES in The West
LOST TEN TRIBES in the North
Again Jeremiah (16;14-15) says, "THEREFORE, behold, the days come says the LORD, that it shall no more be said, The LORD lives, that brought up the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt; But the LORD lives, 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 unto their land that I gave unto their fathers"
The above verses of Jeremiah speak of northern Israel headed by EPHRAIM. "A great company","isles afar off" and "coastlands". It connects "Ephraim" with all of them. It says: "He that scattered Israel will gather him". This shows that the situation referred to is just before the Ingathering in the Last days. It also says "and gather them from the COASTS OF THE EARTH". Most Lost Ten Tribe nations are adjacent tocoastlands. Their borders are on the shores of the Sea. meaning very many people is mentioned. The passage speaks of the North Country and includes
LOST TEN TRIBES in Isles of the Sea
Other verses also show that the LOST TEN TRIBES are in Isles of the Sea: Jeremiah in the Bible describes Ephraim as the "Firstborn" and also connects him with "the ISLES": In the verses we just read above from Jeremiah (31;9-10):
"I am a father to Israel, and Ephraim is my firstborn. Hear the word of the LORD, O ye nations, and declare it in the ISLES afar off, and say, He that scattered Israel will gather him and keep him, as a shepherd does his flock".
Other Biblical references also appear to indicate that the Lost
(or at least part of them) are in the "Isles":
"Wherefore glorify you the LORD in the fires, The name of the Lord God of Israel in the ISLES of the sea" (Isaiah 24;15). "The ISLES shall wait for his law" (Isaiah 42;4). "Hearken unto me, MY PEOPLE: and give ear unto me O my nation: for a law shall proceed from me, and I will bring my judgment to rest for a light of the people. "My righteousness is near: my salvation is gone forth and mine arms shall judge the people, the ISLES shall wait upon me, and on mine arm shall they rest" (Isaiah 51;4-5).
LOST TEN TRIBES, Isles of the Sea and Tarshish:
The LOST TEN TRIBES, as well as being in the Isles of the sea,
were also connected with a place called Tarshish:
"Who are these that fly as a cloud and as the doves to their windows? Surely the ISLES shall wait for me, and the ships of Tarshish first, to bring your sons from far, their silver and their gold with them, unto the name of the LORD your God, and to the Holy one of Israel, because he has glorified you" (Isaiah 60;9).
The above verse speaks of the "sons" (of Israel) returning from "far", from the isles. They are returning by plane, -flying, as it says "fly as a cloud and as the doves to their windows". They are also being brought back in "the ships of Tarshish" meaning ships plying the Atlantic Ocean. Historically, "Tarshish" referred to a major city-port named "Tarsis" or Tartessos which was located on the southwest coast of Spain, near Gibraltar. Tartessos-Tarshish at one stage was part of a maritime domain which had establishments in Britain and Gaul, as explained in my book "Lost IsraeliteIdentity". At least one Assyrian reference to "Tarsis" appears to refer to Britain. In Ancient Middle Eastern Thought "Tarshish" represented the beginning of the Atlantic Ocean expanse.
In Psalms (72;10) "The Kings of Tarshish
and of the ISLES shall bring
offering". "The Kings of Tarshish and of the ISLES" are mentioned
Aramaic translation explains that the "Isles" mentioned arethose in the
"Oceanic Sea" ("Yam Okyanos"). According to Rabbinical
"Oceanic Sea" meant THE ATLANTIC OCEAN. The Biblical
of Tarshish" means primarily those plying the Atlantic
Ocean. It follows
that the "ISLES" mentioned in association with Tarshish and Israelites are those
of Britain, America, and the coastline of
LOST TEN TRIBES, Isles of the Sea, and Colonialism:
So far we have traced the exiled northern Israelites, represented by Ephraim, to the Isles of the sea, to the north, and to the west, and also to the "Tarshish"- Atlantic Ocean area. Other verses connect the exile of northern Israel with colonial expansion.
Isaiah 49;1-12 is a very important passage since it brings together the various signs of identification that otherwise are scattered throughout Prophecy. This segment in Rabbinical Literature; the Talmud, Midrashim, and in the Zohar, is connected with the Lost Ten Tribes. This helps justify our own identification of the Ten Tribes using this passage. Isaiah connects Israel with Isles:
"Listen 0 ISLES unto me.. "Thou art my servant, O Israel, in whom I will be glorified.. [it continues] ".....to bring Jacob again unto him ".. to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved of Israel: I will also give you as a light to the nations, that you may be mysalvation unto the ends of the earth. " ....and I will preserve you and -[he goes on]- give you for a covenant of the people [in Hebrew: a "Brit-am"] to establish the earth, to inherit the "Behold these shall come from far, and lo these from the north and from the west; and these from the land of Sinim" (Isaiah 49;1-12).
"I will also give you as a light to the nations, that you may be my salvation unto the ends of the earth. "I will also give you as a light to the nations,"
"a light to the nations" means some type of humanizing or civilizing influence that is also connected with "Ends of the earth". "That you may be my salvation unto the ends of the earth.": -The term: "ends of the earth" or "end of the earth" is a term frequently connected with the LOST TEN TRIBES in Prophecy. "Ends of the earth" denotes Geographical extremities such as the ends of Continental Masses and islands, such as the British Isles, Australia, South Africa, Scandinavia, and North America etc.
In the Bible the Land of Israel is considered to be the center
of the world.
[Ezekiel 38:12] "TO TAKE A SPOIL, AND TO TAKE A PREY; TO TURN THINE HAND UPON THE DESOLATE PLACES THAT ARE NOW INHABITED, AND UPON THE PEOPLE THAT ARE GATHERED OUT OF THE NATIONS, WHICH HAVE GOTTEN CATTLE AND GOODS, THAT DWELL IN "THE MIDST OF THE LAND".
MIDST OF THE LAND" refers to the Land of Israel. In Hebrew it is
or literally "the belly-button of the world". If you look
at a Map you
will see that nearly all those nations which we believe tocontain substantial
numbers of the LOST TEN TRIBES amongst them are at the
"end" or at
the Geographical Extremity of some Continental Land Mass when
the Land of Israel. Israel in the Bible is considered the
center of the
earth. Literally speaking nearly all of the LOST TEN TRIBES
live at the
"ends of the earth". Taking the land of Israel as the center,
with the Continental
Masses radiating out from Israel, you have Australia at
the "end", at
the Geographical extremity in the southeast; South Africa inthe south;
North America, Britain, Holland, Belgium, France and North
"A LIGHT TO THE GENTILES"
Isaiah said that Israel would be "A LIGHT TO THE
The phrase associates "End of the Earth" with The Tribes of Jacob who need to be gathered, and uses the expression "a light to the Gentiles". Despite all the mistakes, corruption, and evil that the Anglo-Saxon nations may have done, on the WHOLE they have been a civilizing influence amongst the Gentiles. Modern "Western" concepts of human rights and innate dignity and related values are due to these peoples more than to any others. Humanitarian Trends of thought, altruistic motivation, and actual reforming measures that are actually workable, are often derived from these peoples. At least, they are due to them more than they are due to anybody else. To the extent that the Humanism, the concern for others of modern civilization is attributable to non-Anglo-Saxon elements then these too are usually from nationalities identified by us as containing a significant proportion of Israelites. French, Scandinavians, Swiss, Dutch, and the Jews, together with the English-speaking peoples, are responsible for most of what good exists in the world today. On a relative scale these nations have the best record for socially conscious policies in the world.
Isaiah (49;5 -12) continues to say : ".. I will preserve thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people [i.e. a "BRIT-AM" in Hebrew], to establish the earth, to cause to inherit the desolate heritages; That you may say to the prisoners, Go forth; to them that are in darkness, Show yourselves. They shall feed in the ways, and their pastures shall be in high places."They shall not hunger nor thirst, neither shall the sun smite them: he that has mercy on them shall lead them even by the springs of water shall he guide them "Behold these shall come from afar: and lo, these from the north and from the west; and these from the land of SINIM. For the LORD has comforted his people.."
Here a Covenant of the People is associated with the freeing of prisoners. Also in the previously-quoted passage concerning "Brit-Am" (i.e. "Covenant of the People" in Hebrew) the release of prisoners was mentioned "..Say to the prisoners, go forth, to they that sit in darkness, shew yourselves". A freeing of the prisoners was mentioned together with inheriting desolate heritages and a return from afar, from the north and the west and from the land of Sinim. In the early days of the settlement of Australia and North America the freeing of prisoners was important.
Freeing of the prisoners was linked with a Covenant people,
a Brit-Am, and to Sinim. A "BRIT-AM" meaning "Covenant of
the People" has a similar meaning to the idea
underlying The Commonwealth of Britain, or
Nations of the British Empire and also to the concept of a
in North American thought. The French have a similar
concept. A "BRIT-AM"
("Covenant of the People") implies duties and rights
with the governed
having a moral and legal contract with each other and
governors. The Hebrew Bible's words for "COVENANT OF THE PEOPLE"
"Brit" means covenant and "am" means people. [Similarly we
"Brit" means covenant and "Ish" mean "man", or "belonging
to the same",
thus "Brit-ish" means "Man of the Covenant" or "Belonging to
LOST TEN TRIBES and Australia:
The verse said, "Behold these shall come
from afar: and lo, these from
the north and from the west; and these from the land of
SINIM". "SINIM" is understood as meaning "Land
of the South" according to the Jewish Commentators e.g.
the Aramaic Translation and Rashi. "Australia"
in Latin means
"South land" or "Land of the South". The name of AUSTRALIA
a concept in Early European thought. "Australia" in Latin
land". The existence of Australia is supposed to have been
The Scandinavians, Dutch, Belgians, north French, and British are all related to each other and their lands together with that of North America could all be encompassed by the phrase "Eretz Tsafon" meaning North Country wherein Jeremiah located the major section of "Ephraim" meaning the LOST TEN TRIBES as a whole. The major branch of these peoples is that of the English-speaking nations in Britain and North America. "Britain" is the "Isles of the sea". North America is identifiable both with the North Country and with Tarshish of the Atlantic Ocean. Offshoots of these nations are on the "coastlands" in Europe and at the geographical extremities or literal "ends" of the earth. They are also the main ethnic element in Australia and New Zealand, i.e. in the "Land of Sinim". Taken as a whole these interrelated peoples are one ethnic and even cultural family and as a whole they do fit every descriptive sign given in the Prophetical books of the Bible.
Other identifying signs in the Bible are predictions that the
LOST TEN TRIBES, especially Joseph, would be wealthy, powerful, enjoyers
of good health, of agricultural plenty and mineral resources, and possessors
of internationally important strategic thoroughfares. All of these points,
(and many more), are to be found in the described nations and these additional
signs should be added to those above and considered together with them as
parts of a whole. We will discuss these additional points in another talk.