"Brit-Am Now"-664
1. Isaiah Summarized, chapters 36-40
2. Jack Dempsey (Once World Boxing Champion): Quotation
3. Israeli Tribal Flags Illustrated
4. New Website Feature
5. Betty Rhodes: Proofs That Northern Israel Was Exiled

1. Isaiah Summarized, chapters 36-40
Isaiah (ch.36) describes the siege of Jerusalem by Sennacherib the King of Assyria. Sennacherib sends Rabshakeh to speak to the inhabitants of Jerusalem. Rabshakeh by tradition was a renegade Jew possibly the brother or half-brother of King Hezekiah himself? Likewise in WW11 the Royal Family of Britain was patriotic and their relatives on the Continent (such as the mother of Prince Philip in Greece who hid Jews in her residence) were pro-Jewish but there was one possible exception whom the Nazis hoped to exploit. Rabshakeh stood before the walls of Jerusalem and called out in Hebrew for the city to surrender. Rabshakeh accused the rebellious Jews of relying on Pharaoh of Egypt for help who was like a broken cane (reed) that would cut into the hand of anyone trying to support themselves on it (36:6). King Hezekiah had undertaken to uproot idolatry as well as wrong religious practices (such as not worshipping in the Temple but at high places) that were not necessarily idolatrous but neither were they "Kosher". Rabshakeh accuses King Hezekiah of being wrong in this matter and bringing the wrath of the Almighty down on the people (36:7). Rabshakeh threatens the city of Jerusalem with destruction (36:10). The servants of Hezekiah ask Rabshakeh to speak in Aramaic which they understood and not in Hebrew so as not to dishearten the people (36:11). Rabshakeh refuses since that is precisely what he wants (36:12). Rabshakeh threatens the people with death and famine. He offers them the chance of surrendering and being transferred to another place where they can rehabilitate themselves in agricultural settlements (36:17). When he hears what has happened King Hezekiah mourns, fasts, and prays (37:1). A deputation from the King goes to the Prophet Isaiah who tells them to take a message back saying, Fear Not for the King of Assyria will hear a rumor and return to his own land (37:6-7). This is what happens. Sennacherib indeed hears reports of Tirhakah King of Cush (translated as Ethiopia) coming against him (37:9) so he made to move against him but Rabshakeh (2-Kings 19:9) sends a dire threat to Hezekiah that they will still carry out their evil designs (37:10-13). Hezekiah receives the letter, goes into the Temple, and prays before the God of Israel to save the people of Jerusalem (37:15-20). Isaiah the son of Amoz sends a message to Hezekiah in the name of the God of Israel (37:21). Sennacherib had blasphemed against the God of Zion and Jerusalem, the Holy One of Israel  (37:23). The Assyrians will not succeed but will be turned back in disaster (37:24-28). The attack on Judah is the same as an an attack on the Almighty (37:29). All hatred of the Jews is War against God. The small number of survivors from Judah will produce a large population  in a relatively short time (37:31). Despite everything, We could have been much bigger and greater than we are. We still can rectify the situation if we wish. Even if Judah is not worthy at some stage or other God will intervene of behalf of Jerusalem and in memory of David (37:35). The angel of God went forth at night and slew 185,000 Assyrians (37:36). Sennacherib returned to Nineveh and was assassinated by two of his sons who then fled to Ararat (Urartu translated as "Armenia" in the KJ, 2-Kings 19:37, Isaiah 37:38). Hezekiah becomes sick and almost dies. Isaiah tells Hezekiah to put his house in order for he shall not live (Isaiah 38:1). Hezekiah however prays to God (38:2) and is answered that an additional 15 years of life have been given to him (38:5). The promise is confirmed by the shadow of the sun turning back on the stairway-sundial by 10 degrees (38:8). Hezekiah composes a prayer of thanksgiving (38:9-20). Isaiah applies a plaster of figs upon the boil (cancerous growth?) that was killing Hezekiah (38:21) and Hezekiah is cured.

 [Do figs have curative properties? Could they be a cure for cancer? See the numerous entries in "Google" under "figs, cancer cure"].

Merodach Baladan the King of Babylon who had achieved a degree of independence from Assyria sent emissaries to Hezekiah (39:1). Hezekiah showed them all his treasures (39:2). Isaiah tells Hezekiah that he had done wrong by flattering the Babylonians and punishment would come upon his kingdom and his house as a result after his death (39:4-7). God tells HIS people to be comforted (40:1).  God will rule over HIS people (40:9-10). HE will gather HIS flock (40:11). God is All-Powerful and does as HE wills (40:12-24) and can be likened unto none (40:25). He knows all the stars by name for HE created them (40:26). Jacob and Israel are addressed. Jacob is told not to think that God does not watch over him and Israel is told not to say that God will not execute judgement (40:27). "Judah and Israel" in juxtaposition means Judah (the Jews) and the Ten Tribes. The meaning of "Jacob and Israel" however in juxtaposition is disputed: one opinion says it means Judah (the Jews) and the Ten Tribes while another (see The Malbim) says the opposite and that in this case the Ten Tribes are represented by "Jacob" and "Judah" by Israel. God understands (40:28). Young men may faint with weakness but God gives strength and power (40:29).

  2. Jack Dempsey (Once World Boxing Champion): Quotation:
A champion is one who gets up when he can't.
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4. New Website Feature
A new feature on our web-site consists of articles
from our magazine "Tribesman" (whose name was later changed to its present
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The two articles already available at the feature are:

Eric M. Flaxenburg : "ENGLISH ORIGINS.
A Brief Proposal Concerning The Origin of The English People"

Betty Matteson Rhodes : "CELTIC HERITAGES.
The Celtic Link To King David"

Both articles are highly original and well worth reading.
The feature may be accessed from the main page of our site
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5. Betty Rhodes: Proofs That Northern Israel Was Exiled

Extract from the article:

Betty Matteson Rhodes : "CELTIC HERITAGES.
The Celtic Link To King David"


<<For those who do not believe that the Northern tribes of Israel are indeed "lost", I could say: "Trust me, keep reading". Nevertheless, I will give you a couple of verses to refresh your memory.

<<First: Simeon and Levi. Consider that God had said of Simeon and Levi (two of the twelve tribes of Israel), because of your anger and hostility (as a pair), you shall be "divided" (Genesis 49;7). This gives us the first indication that there was going to be two separate groups among the Israelites. The Levites (priests of the Israelites), went with the Southern Kingdom of Judah. Simeon and his descendants went with the Northern Tribes of Israel. The Northern Tribes were called "Israel", the Southern Tribes were called "Judah". The people in the kingdom of Judah were later referred to as "Jews". The Jews are Israelites; but not all Israelites are Jews. Only those from the tribes of Judah, Levi, and some Benjaminites are Jews.

<<Second: The King in Exile. "The Lord shall bring you (speaking to Northern Israel), AND YOUR KING, which you shall set over yourself, into a nation which neither you nor your fathers have known; and there you shall serve other gods"
(Deut 28:36). Tell me, when did the Jews have a king in a distant land, foreign to their fathers?

<<Third: Pagan Religious Domination. "The stranger that is within thee shall get up above thee very high; and thou shalt come down very low...he shall be the head, and thou shall be the tail" (Deuteronomy 28;43-44). Sounds like the religion of the pagan beast reigning over the Northern Israelite (Celtic) people, if you ask me.

<<Fourth: The Keeping of Sabbath."Ye shall keep my sabbaths, and reverence my holy places.....and if you will not yet for all this hearken unto me, then I will punish you SEVEN TIMES more for your sins" (Leviticus 26). The Jews have always kept the Sabbaths, and revered the Holy places, but not so the Northern Israelites.

<<Fifth: Forgotten to the World."I would scatter them into corners, I would make the remembrance of them to cease from among men" (Deut 32;26). Tell me if you can, when has the remembrance of the Jews ever ceased from peoples' memory? Never! Only the tribes of Northern Israel have ceased to be a remembrance among men .

<<Sixth: The Becoming Lost Prophecy."For the Lord shall smite Israel...and he shall root up Israel out of this good land, which he gave to their fathers, and shall scatter them beyond the river, because they made their groves (such as the Celtic Druid Priests did), provoking the Lord to anger. And he shall give Israel up because of the sins of Jeroboam (first king of Northern Israel), who did sin and who made Israel to sin" (1 Kings 1:15-16). GOD NEVER GAVE UP POSSESSION OF JUDAH, BUT NORTHERN ISRAEL ON THE OTHER HAND, WAS TO BECOME "LOST".