"Brit-Am Now"-789
1.Biblical Proofs" - Summary
2. Star of David, Damascus Swords, and Wilkerson sword makers
3. Black Athena -3rd Volume
4. A Friendly Critique of John Hulley
5. Brit-Am and You" Progression

1."Biblical Proofs" - Summary
Our work
"Biblical Proofs"
has been upgraded yet again with improvements to
the general arrangement, to the text ,and to the graphical representation.
We believe this work to be extremely important
Here is an extract from the Summary:

Biblical Evidence:
Our studies have shown concerning the location of the Lost Ten Tribes in the Latter Days that the Bible gives us a great many indications:
From the Geographical Perspective
they would be at the geographical extremities (ends) of the earth and in the best physical locations. They would have their major centers to the north, northwest, and west of the Land of Israel, in Isles of the Sea and on peninsulas (thighs). They would be seafarers, and especially linked with the Atlantic Ocean (Tarshish) area. They were to be seafarers. The Tribe of Zebulon would dwell on the Shores of the Sea as the Dutch (some of whom were named "Sabalingoi") indeed do. They would also have a major center in Zerephath meaning the areas of France and the North and the British Isles. They would be found in several different Oceans. One of their major colonies would be in the Land of Sinim which is the Continent of Australia.

The Lost Ten Tribes were to enjoy agricultural pleny, vast mineral resources, very large populations, and the "Gates" or straegic thoroughfares of the world.

The Blessings were to be found in an especially increased measure in the offspring of Joseph whom we have identified chiefly with the English-speaking peoples.
The figure of Cyrus in Isaiah represents Joseph in the Latter Days. They were to rule over India and much of Africa and the thoroughfare (Suez Canal) of Egpt and to cause large-bodied Africans to be brought over to them in chains at first to serve them and to eventually acknowledge the God of Israel with them. Joseph was to be the Dominant World Power, the Greatest International Military Force, and to Rule over others. Ephraim was to symbolize the principal of Nobility or Aristocratic Privilege as Britain does. Manasseh represents the Principles of Responsible Representation and Capitalism ("Machir") as found in the USA. The unicorn and "John Bull" were to be major symbols of Joseph.
Joseph was to prove himself capable of defeating in war the major warrior nations of Europe.

Prophesied Roles and Attributes
The Lost Ten Tribes were to become a Blessing to other Peoples and a Light to the Nations. They were to be ruled by descendants of King David and also to be drinkers of alcohol often to excess. They were to be Separate from Judah and not recognizable by Judah according to the criteria with which Judah had become familiar. Their major religion was to be Christianity. A trail of megalithic monuments from the Land of Israel to their places of exile in the future would enable them to determine their Israelite origins. They were to be historically associated with and influenced by the descendants of Gomer meaning the Turkish, Germanic, and Celtic-speaking peoples. Their generic names were to reflect their ancestors Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. The Tribal and Clan Names of the seventy family members of Jacob who went down to Egypt were to be recalled in historical appellations applied to their own Tribal and Clan groups.

ALL OF THE ABOVE are to be found in peoples identified by Brit-Am as having an overwhelming majority of the Lost Ten Tribes amongst their peoples. These nations include Canada, the USA, Ireland, Britain, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, and possibly Switzerland along with part of South Africa, and Australia, and New Zealand.

ONLY these nations fulfill ALL of the required Biblical signs. These nations are also today similar to each other in basic outlook and share a recognized common ancestry. In ADDITION to all of the above ONLY these nations fulfill in a general sense the Ten Criteria we have found as valid for determining which national groups belong to Israel.

In addition to the described Biblical Proofs that are understandable almost immediately from the simple meaning of the verses even in English Translation more Scriptural and Scripture-derived evidence exists in the form of Biblical Codes, Rabbinical Exegesis, and a close analysis of the Hebrew Verses. Examples of these additional sources of evidence are given in articles on our Web Site. They also constitute valid Proofs and help confirm our conclusions.

These Biblical and Biblically-Related Proofs are complemented and strengthened in their impact and the  comprehension of them through secular studies in history, archaeology, linguistics, mythology, sociology, and in every field of any pertinence  to tracing the ancestry of present-day nations.

These proofs reflect the truth. All of them are correct and all of them valid though evidence derived from the Bible is the foundation for all the rest. It may be that due to individual predilections or parallels elsewhere that some of this evidence will not be immediately accepted by they who peruse it. Nevertheless the evidence needs to be taken as ONE COMPREHENSIVE WHOLE each part supplementing, complementing, and reinforcing the other. When seen as a unitary body of evidence these proofs to our understanding are irrefutable.

2. Star of David and Wilkerson sword makers
Subject: star of Damascus
Dear Yair,

There is a Six-Pointed Star on the U.S. Sword Blades which looks exactly like a Star of David. According to historian Ken Smith-Christmas (a curator at the Marine Corps Air-Ground Museum, Quantico, Virginia) the source is "the Damascus craftsmen who were renowned for their secretive art of making steel. They formed a guild and their symbol was this six-pointed star, the star of Damascus. Wilkerson sword makers used this symbol for publicity and soon other sword makers copied the symbol on their own swords".

Do you or your readers know where did the Damascus craftsmen got the Star of David from 1000 years ago?



3. Black Athena -3rd Volume
Note: Having read and benefited from volumes 1 and 2
of Black Athena I feel sure that this third volume
is also of great value.
Other scholars who wrote along similar lines and whose works are
also well worth investigation include Cyrus Gordon and Michael Astour.

Black Athena

<<Could Greek philosophy be rooted in Egyptian thought? Is it possible that the Pythagorean theory was conceived on the shores of the Nile and the Euphrates rather than in ancient Greece? Could it be that Western civilization was born on the so-called Dark Continent? For almost two centuries, Western scholars have given little credence to the possibility of such scenarios.

<<In Black Athena, an audacious three-volume series that strikes at the heart of today's most heated culture wars, Martin Bernal challenges Eurocentric attitudes by calling into question two of the longest-established explanations for the origins of classical civilization. The Aryan Model, which is current today, claims that Greek culture arose as the result of the conquest from the north by Indo-European speakers, or "Aryans," of the native "pre-Hellenes." The Ancient Model, which was maintained in Classical Greece, held that the native population of Greece had initially been civilized by Egyptian and Phoenician colonists and that additional Near Eastern culture had been introduced to Greece by Greeks studying in Egypt and Southwest Asia. Moving beyond these prevailing models, Bernal proposes a Revised Ancient Model, which suggests that classical civilization in fact had deep roots in Afroasiatic cultures.

This long-awaited third and final volume of the series is concerned with the linguistic evidence that contradicts the Aryan Model of ancient Greece. Bernal shows how nearly 40 percent of the Greek vocabulary has been plausibly derived from two Afroasiatic languages-Ancient Egyptian and West Semitic. He also reveals how these derivations are not limited to matters of trade, but extended to the sophisticated language of politics, religion, and philosophy. This evidence, according to Bernal, confirms the fact that in Greece an Indo-European people was culturally dominated by speakers of Ancient Egyptian and West Semitic.

Provocative, passionate, and colossal in scope, this volume caps a thoughtful rewriting of history that has been stirring academic and political controversy since the publication of the first volume.

4. A Friendly Critique of John Hulley
John Hulley initiated the recent meeting
concerning the return of "Ephraim".
"Brit-Am Now"-785
#4. Brit-Am Meets With "Ephraimites" in Jerusalem
Next week we should post on our site an open forum in which various views
on this matter may be presented.
The views presented should include at least one article by John Hulley.

John Hulley has a Christian orientation but he is a friend of ours
though he has his own ideas on many issues not of all of which we agree with.
Nevertheless concerning Biblical Interpretations
and the Lost Ten Tribes it can be worth while considering alternative scenarios
from time to time.

Here is a major article from John Hulley interspersed with
Brit-Am Commentary and Reservations.

Prophetic Profile of the HOUSE of EPHRAIM  (the ten lost tribes of Israel)
from the Old Testament
1) The Ephraimite tribes are to be exiled.  **   Leviticus 26:33; Deuteronomy 4:27; 28:64; 1 Kings 14:15;  Jeremiah 9:16; 13:24; Ezekiel 4:13; 20:23; 22:15; 36:18-20; Hosea 7:8; 9:17; Amos 5:27  (** Prophecy already fulfilled)
[Brit-Am Comment: Accepted]

2) They will lose their faith and identity.  ** 1 Kings 14:16; Isaiah 50:1; Jeremiah 3:8; Hosea 1:4,6,9; 2:13
 (** Prophecy already fulfilled)
[Brit-Am Comment: Accepted]

3)  But God will know where they are. ** Ezekiel 37; Hosea 2:14-15; Amos 9:9; Zechariah 10:9-10
 (** Prophecy already fulfilled)
[Brit-Am Comment: Accepted]

4)  Forgiving them their sins, he will pour his Spirit on them.  *  Isaiah 32:15; 44:1-5; 59:20-21; Jeremiah  31:18-20,31-40; 33:7-8; 50:20; Ezekiel 37:14; Hosea 1:10; 2:23; 3:5;14:4-7; Joel 2:28-29  (* Prophecy partly fulfilled).
[Brit-Am Comment:
This is unfortunately highly questionable. The simple indications of Scripture
are that wars and great tribulations are liable to occur before the Prophesied Changes take place
in which only a remnant may participate.]

5)  They will become numerous and rich and rise to world power.  *  Genesis 15:5; 22:17; 24:60; 32:12; 49:22-26;
Deuteronomy 7:6; 28:1-14; 33:13-17; Isaiah 54:1; Hosea 1:10; Micah :7-9.(* Prophecy partly fulfilled).
[Brit-Am Comment: We agree].

6)  With the house of Judah (the Jews) they will reconquer the land *  Isaiah 11:11-14; Obadiah 17-21; Zechariah 10:3-10 (* Prophecy partly fulfilled).

[Brit-Am Comment: This is something of an interesting perspective.

Isaiah 11:11-14 says that the Lost Tribes will be gathered together and so will the Jews
with them. The friction that formally existed between them will be no-more.
Isaiah 11:11-14 says that Ephraim and Judah will together fly the Palestinians
to some other place in the west as we have explained.

Obadiah 17-21 according to our understanding speaks of Joseph defeating Edom
whom we identify with modern European entities but possibly also including
Japan and Korea. Obadiah 1:19 also indicates a dispossession of the Palestinian-Philistines.

 Zechariah 10:3-10 speaks of Judah and Ephraim uniting to fight a common enemy.
The heroism and might of Ephraim is emphasized.
Ephraim will return to Lebanon and Syria which will be crowded out due to their presence.

John Hulley says that these prophecies have been partially fulfilled?
It may be. The given scenarios at the least now seem feasible.
We can see how such events could take place as an outcome of the present situation
and it could happen very quickly.
Who would have believed that the Soviet Union would suddenly dissolve itself
before it happened and as quickly and dramatically as it did?].

7)  and resettle there. *  Isaiah 27:13; 54; Jeremiah 3:18; 23:3,7-8; 30:10; 31:4?10, 13-21,27-28; 32:37; 33:7, 23-26; 50:19;
Ezekiel 11:17; 36:24; 37:14, 21-22; 39:25-28;47:13-48:29; Hosea 1:10; 2:17-20; Amos 9:9; Micah 7:14; Zechariah 10:6, 9-10 (* Prophecy partly fulfilled).
[Brit-Am Comment: This is agreed. In the Last Days and in the period leading up to them Joseph and Judah
will unite and together inherit and settle the Land of Israel as Biblically defined from the Nile to the Euphrates.
At present Judah as the forerunner and representative of all Israel has begun to prepare the way
and has been assisted in doing so by Joseph].

8)  Ephraim and Judah will be spiritually purified, instructed and reunited, ending the division into two houses,  Isaiah 11:13; Jeremiah 3:14-15. 50:20; Ezekiel 11:18-20; 36:24-29; 37:16-28; Amos 9:11; Zechariah 13:2-5
[Brit-Am Comment: Agreed].

9)  and become a kingdom of priests, a blessing to every family on earth      Genesis 12:3; 18:18; 22:18; 26:4; 28:14;
Exodus 19:6; Leviticus 20:26; Deuteronomy 7:6; 26:19; 28:1,9,13; Isaiah 49:6, 22-26; 60:1-3; 61:6; Zechariah 8:13
[Brit-Am Comment: Agreed].

10)  with the throne of the Lord in their midst in Jerusalem.  Isaiah 9:6-7; 11; 24:23; Jeremiah 3:17; Ezekiel 37:22-28; 40:1-47:12;  Hosea 1:11; Joel 3:16-17,21; Zechariah 8:3
[Brit-Am Comment: Agreed].

                                            ** Prophecy already fulfilled        * Prophecy partly fulfilled

5. "Brit-Am and You" Progression
Following our letter "Brit-Am and You"
at least two individuals responded and the situation has improved to a degree.
This however is not a solution.
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Yair Davidiy