"Haven" Means "Port"!
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"Haven" Means "Port"!
From: "O.Shane Balloun"
Subject: Re: "Brit-Am Now"-983
#4. Was Zebulon to become a "Haven" or not?
Regarding #4, Holland as a haven. The Dutch word for 'port' is indeed 'haven'
(pronounced differently from the English pronunciation). Our word comes from
the Dutch; even though it has taken on a more idiomatic usage as a "safe place,"
such a notion comes from a 'safe haven', meaning a safe port for ships to berth
while seas are stormy. I don't think the rendering by the KJV is a mistake,
because the original meaning of haven is 'port'.
Of course, this may not be readily apparent to non-speakers of Dutch. English
(the non-French/Norman part of the language as interjected into the speech after
1066 AD) is more closely related to Dutch than to German. On etymological
trees, they are adjacent, whereas German is two steps away from English. That's
why Dutch has elements that sound German and English. Obviously its grammar
(subject-object-verb in subordinate clauses) is closer to German; the language
overall is closer to German, but it definitely has English elements and serves
as an intermediary between the two.
haven = port/haven
voork = fork
soep (sounds like "soup") = soup
water = water
koe (sounds like "coo") = cow
boot (sounds like "boat") = boat
schip = ship
vis = fish
zeil, zeilen = sail, to sail/sailing
lief = love
moeder = mother
vader = father
broer = brother
rond = round
stil = still/quiet
boven = above
beneden = beneath / below
bij = by
recht = right
rechterhand = righthand
links = left
linkerhand = lefthand
hand = hand
neus = nose
oor = ear
voet = foot
groot = great/big
simpel = simple
toren = tower
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Subject: Re: "Brit-Am Now"-982
Greetings: Even though I am a Christian I do not belong to any organized
religion and have come totally out. I am from USA and believe we are Ephraim as
most predictions fit us more than England but I am not quibbling about that. I
do understand your point of view and really believe we are both in this country
and also in England as you have stated in your book.
I am writing to tell you that there are many Christians in American who believe
in British Israel and do not believe in replacement theology. That teaches the
part of being a spiritual Jew, etc. Even though we believe in that somewhat we
mainly believe we are originally from the tribes of Israel. We are Christians
who really love the Lord and do not follow after men or the false churches and
I am writing to ask you: In reading Isaiah it states that only a remnant of
Judah and Israel will return. It would be physically impossible for all of
Israel to return - or for that matter not even all of Judah could. You have not
alluded to this as far as I can tell. Could you please comment on this. Thank
We have answered questions such as yours in the past:
Calamities may occur and the number of Israelites be greatly reduced.
It may be that only a representative proportion of Israelites will actually
return to the area
of "Greater Israel".
These are subjects for further study that we have touched upon in our
Commentaries and should return to.
At present, the most important task before us is determining who is Israel, i.e.
who is descended from
the Lost Ten Tribes and imparting this knowledge to them.
Below is some commentary and sources touching on the question you raised:
How many will return?
We do not know.
Elsewhere we have discussed whether literally ALL Israelites will return to the
Land of Israel or only representative sections while the others remain in the
lands they have inherited elsewhere.
The Land of Israel in the Biblical Sense sense encompasses most of the Middle
Q3. Question: What Are the Boundaries of the Promised Land According to the
This area is potentially fertile and there are indications that in the end
times Israelites will "heal" from the ecological ravages
the Arabs have wrought upon it.
[Ezekiel 16:55] WHEN THY SISTERS, SODOM AND HER DAUGHTERS, SHALL RETURN TO
THEIR FORMER ESTATE,
....It is also hinting that rehabilitation of the Land itself is somehow
connected with the return of the Lost Ten Tribes. See our Commentary on Isaiah
56:8 and Hosea chapter six, where we have explained that according to prophecy:
part of Judah would return to the Land and begin to build it up. Then the Lost
Ten Tribes would return in two stages together with the remnant of Judah.
Theoretically most Israelites could fit into such an area.
[Zechariah 10:10] I WILL BRING THEM AGAIN ALSO OUT OF THE LAND OF EGYPT,
AND GATHER THEM OUT OF ASSYRIA; AND I WILL BRING THEM INTO THE LAND OF
GILEAD AND LEBANON; AND PLACE SHALL NOT BE FOUND FOR
Egypt and Assyria could apply to areas in Europe, as we have explained
elsewhere. The exiles of Israel will leave these areas.
Gilead means Syria and Lebanon means Lebanon. These areas will be
re-populated by the Lost Ten Tribes represented by "Ephraim".
The expression, "PLACE SHALL NOT BE FOUND FOR THEM" could indicate that there
will be a problem of over-population
even within the region of "Greater Israel".
Jeremiah 3:14] TURN, O BACKSLIDING CHILDREN, SAITH THE LORD; FOR I AM MARRIED
UNTO YOU: AND I WILL TAKE YOU ONE OF A CITY, AND TWO OF A FAMILY, AND I WILL
BRING YOU TO ZION:
This could mean several things: It could be that only a minority will
return. Zechariah 13;8 indicates that there will be some kind of calamity and
that only a third will survive: "AND IT SHALL COME TO PASS, THAT IN ALL THE
LAND, SAITH THE LORD, TWO PARTS THEREIN SHALL BE CUT OFF AND DIE; BUT THE THIRD
SHALL BE LEFT THEREIN" [Zechariah 13:8].
Q1. HOW MANY ISRAELITES WILL THERE BE?
Q4. Question: How will the Return Take Place?
Q4. Question: If all the Lost Ten Tribes Return to the Land of Israel will
there be Enough Room for them?