"Brit-Am Now"- 388
April 17, 2004
1. King David Had the Solution
2. Charles Bassett: Arafat Must Go
3. Hello from Florida
5. Where ALL the Ten Tribes Exiled?
1. King David Had the Solution
Subject: Re: Jerusalem News-280
I have not written to you in a while and many of my comments that i have
had on themes you have raised I feel like saving for a time when i am in a
more academic mood to query on these issues. That said, first, today's
haftora [Propetical section read in the Synagogue] portion (eight day
Passover) for those of us outside Israel really quite sums up nicely the
Brit Am message and hope for the future. I was fortunate to be asked to
read it today for the congregation. Second, there is so much depressing
news, some of which was encapsulated in this last Jerusalem News sent out
by you, that i was wondering if once in a while you could re-emphasize , as
a pick-me -up, some of the current strengths we possess so that people
don't keep thinking , here comes Germany 1930's all over again, and we see
it coming and can't stop it nonetheless.
[2-Samuel 22:1] AND DAVID SPAKE UNTO THE LORD THE WORDS OF THIS SONG IN THE
DAY THAT THE LORD HAD DELIVERED HIM OUT OF THE HAND OF ALL HIS ENEMIES, AND
OUT OF THE HAND OF SAUL:
[2-Samuel 22:2] AND HE SAID, THE LORD IS MY ROCK, AND MY FORTRESS, AND MY
[2-Samuel 22:3] THE GOD OF MY ROCK; IN HIM WILL I TRUST: HE IS MY SHIELD,
AND THE HORN OF MY SALVATION, MY HIGH TOWER, AND MY REFUGE, MY SAVIOUR;
THOU SAVEST ME FROM VIOLENCE.
[2-Samuel 22:4] I WILL CALL ON THE LORD, WHO IS WORTHY TO BE PRAISED: SO
SHALL I BE SAVED FROM MINE ENEMIES.
[2-Samuel 22:5] WHEN THE WAVES OF DEATH COMPASSED ME, THE FLOODS OF UNGODLY
MEN MADE ME AFRAID;
[2-Samuel 22:6] THE SORROWS OF HELL COMPASSED ME ABOUT; THE SNARES OF DEATH
[2-Samuel 22:7] IN MY DISTRESS I CALLED UPON THE LORD, AND CRIED TO MY GOD:
AND HE DID HEAR MY VOICE OUT OF HIS TEMPLE, AND MY CRY DID ENTER INTO HIS EARS.
[2-Samuel 22:8] THEN THE EARTH SHOOK AND TREMBLED; THE FOUNDATIONS OF
HEAVEN MOVED AND SHOOK, BECAUSE HE WAS WROTH.
[2-Samuel 22:9] THERE WENT UP A SMOKE OUT OF HIS NOSTRILS, AND FIRE OUT OF
HIS MOUTH DEVOURED: COALS WERE KINDLED BY IT.
[2-Samuel 22:10] HE BOWED THE HEAVENS ALSO, AND CAME DOWN; AND DARKNESS WAS
UNDER HIS FEET.
[2-Samuel 22:11] AND HE RODE UPON A CHERUB, AND DID FLY: AND HE WAS SEEN
UPON THE WINGS OF THE WIND.
[2-Samuel 22:1 AND HE MADE DARKNESS PAVILIONS ROUND ABOUT HIM, DARK WATERS,
AND THICK CLOUDS OF THE SKIES.
[2-Samuel 22:13] THROUGH THE BRIGHTNESS BEFORE HIM WERE COALS OF FIRE KINDLED.
[2-Samuel 22:14] THE LORD THUNDERED FROM HEAVEN, AND THE MOST HIGH UTTERED
[2-Samuel 22:15] AND HE SENT OUT ARROWS, AND SCATTERED THEM; LIGHTNING, AND
[2-Samuel 22:16] AND THE CHANNELS OF THE SEA APPEARED, THE FOUNDATIONS OF
THE WORLD WERE DISCOVERED, AT THE REBUKING OF THE LORD, AT THE BLAST OF THE
BREATH OF HIS NOSTRILS.
[2-Samuel 22:17] HE SENT FROM ABOVE, HE TOOK ME; HE DREW ME OUT OF MANY WATERS;
[2-Samuel 22:18] HE DELIVERED ME FROM MY STRONG ENEMY, AND FROM THEM THAT
HATED ME: FOR THEY WERE TOO STRONG FOR ME.
[2-Samuel 22:19] THEY PREVENTED ME IN THE DAY OF MY CALAMITY: BUT THE LORD
WAS MY STAY.
[2-Samuel 22:20] HE BROUGHT ME FORTH ALSO INTO A LARGE PLACE: HE DELIVERED
ME, BECAUSE HE DELIGHTED IN ME.
[2-Samuel 22:21] THE LORD REWARDED ME ACCORDING TO MY RIGHTEOUSNESS:
ACCORDING TO THE CLEANNESS OF MY HANDS HATH HE RECOMPENSED ME.
[2-Samuel 22:2 FOR I HAVE KEPT THE WAYS OF THE LORD, AND HAVE NOT WICKEDLY
DEPARTED FROM MY GOD.
[2-Samuel 22:23] FOR ALL HIS JUDGMENTS WERE BEFORE ME: AND AS FOR HIS
STATUTES, I DID NOT DEPART FROM THEM.
[2-Samuel 22:24] I WAS ALSO UPRIGHT BEFORE HIM, AND HAVE KEPT MYSELF FROM
[2-Samuel 22:25] THEREFORE THE LORD HATH RECOMPENSED ME ACCORDING TO MY
RIGHTEOUSNESS; ACCORDING TO MY CLEANNESS IN HIS EYE SIGHT.
[2-Samuel 22:26] WITH THE MERCIFUL THOU WILT SHEW THYSELF MERCIFUL, AND
WITH THE UPRIGHT MAN THOU WILT SHEW THYSELF UPRIGHT.
[2-Samuel 22:27] WITH THE PURE THOU WILT SHEW THYSELF PURE; AND WITH THE
FROWARD THOU WILT SHEW THYSELF UNSAVOURY.
[2-Samuel 22:28] AND THE AFFLICTED PEOPLE THOU WILT SAVE: BUT THINE EYES
ARE UPON THE HAUGHTY, THAT THOU MAYEST BRING THEM DOWN.
[2-Samuel 22:29] FOR THOU ART MY LAMP, O LORD: AND THE LORD WILL LIGHTEN MY
[2-Samuel 22:30] FOR BY THEE I HAVE RUN THROUGH A TROOP: BY MY GOD HAVE I
LEAPED OVER A WALL.
[2-Samuel 22:31] AS FOR GOD, HIS WAY IS PERFECT; THE WORD OF THE LORD IS
TRIED: HE IS A BUCKLER TO ALL THEM THAT TRUST IN HIM.
[2-Samuel 22:3 FOR WHO IS GOD, SAVE THE LORD? AND WHO IS A ROCK, SAVE OUR GOD?
[2-Samuel 22:33] GOD IS MY STRENGTH AND POWER: AND HE MAKETH MY WAY PERFECT.
[2-Samuel 22:34] HE MAKETH MY FEET LIKE HINDS' FEET: AND SETTETH ME UPON MY
[2-Samuel 22:35] HE TEACHETH MY HANDS TO WAR; SO THAT A BOW OF STEEL IS
BROKEN BY MINE ARMS.
[2-Samuel 22:36] THOU HAST ALSO GIVEN ME THE SHIELD OF THY SALVATION: AND
THY GENTLENESS HATH MADE ME GREAT.
[2-Samuel 22:37] THOU HAST ENLARGED MY STEPS UNDER ME; SO THAT MY FEET DID
[2-Samuel 22:38] I HAVE PURSUED MINE ENEMIES, AND DESTROYED THEM; AND
TURNED NOT AGAIN UNTIL I HAD CONSUMED THEM.
[2-Samuel 22:39] AND I HAVE CONSUMED THEM, AND WOUNDED THEM, THAT THEY
COULD NOT ARISE: YEA, THEY ARE FALLEN UNDER MY FEET.
[2-Samuel 22:40] FOR THOU HAST GIRDED ME WITH STRENGTH TO BATTLE: THEM THAT
ROSE UP AGAINST ME HAST THOU SUBDUED UNDER ME.
[2-Samuel 22:41] THOU HAST ALSO GIVEN ME THE NECKS OF MINE ENEMIES, THAT I
MIGHT DESTROY THEM THAT HATE ME.
[2-Samuel 22:4 THEY LOOKED, BUT THERE WAS NONE TO SAVE; EVEN UNTO THE LORD,
BUT HE ANSWERED THEM NOT.
[2-Samuel 22:43] THEN DID I BEAT THEM AS SMALL AS THE DUST OF THE EARTH, I
DID STAMP THEM AS THE MIRE OF THE STREET, AND DID SPREAD THEM ABROAD.
[2-Samuel 22:44] THOU ALSO HAST DELIVERED ME FROM THE STRIVINGS OF MY
PEOPLE, THOU HAST KEPT ME TO BE HEAD OF THE HEATHEN: A PEOPLE WHICH I KNEW
NOT SHALL SERVE ME.
[2-Samuel 22:45] STRANGERS SHALL SUBMIT THEMSELVES UNTO ME: AS SOON AS THEY
HEAR, THEY SHALL BE OBEDIENT UNTO ME.
[2-Samuel 22:46] STRANGERS SHALL FADE AWAY, AND THEY SHALL BE AFRAID OUT OF
THEIR CLOSE PLACES.
[2-Samuel 22:47] THE LORD LIVETH; AND BLESSED BE MY ROCK; AND EXALTED BE
THE GOD OF THE ROCK OF MY SALVATION.
[2-Samuel 22:48] IT IS GOD THAT AVENGETH ME, AND THAT BRINGETH DOWN THE
PEOPLE UNDER ME.
[2-Samuel 22:49] AND THAT BRINGETH ME FORTH FROM MINE ENEMIES: THOU ALSO
HAST LIFTED ME UP ON HIGH ABOVE THEM THAT ROSE UP AGAINST ME: THOU HAST
DELIVERED ME FROM THE VIOLENT MAN.
[2-Samuel 22:50] THEREFORE I WILL GIVE THANKS UNTO THEE, O LORD, AMONG THE
HEATHEN, AND I WILL SING PRAISES UNTO THY NAME.
[2-Samuel 22:51] HE IS THE TOWER OF SALVATION FOR HIS KING: AND SHEWETH
MERCY TO HIS ANOINTED, UNTO DAVID, AND TO HIS SEED FOR EVERMORE.
2. Charles Bassett: Arafat Must Go
Jewish an Palestinians peoples are never going to live in peace m the Arabs
which they are were alway refuges, after the war, and have no right to the
land. Jordan and Egypt gave it up, so Israel should annex the land, and
move those people out of the territory unless they want to live in peace
with the Jewish people, and prove it be stopping sending their childern as
bombers from some fairy tail about what they will receive if they kill
Jewish people; The first Act would be to remove Arafat, with what ever it
takes, you have put up with him enough. Some one in the area should tell
Syria to get out of Lebanon, the UN is always telling us what to do and not
to do so why don;t they take action agains Syria, that would help get rid
of some of the Hammas and company. Until Israel does something like this
they might as well expect all of the bombing to continue. I hope for the
best in Israel. Charles Bassett
3. Hello from Florida
We just returned from a volunteer mission working on
an Army base in Israel through the SAR-EL program
VFI, Volunteers For Israel.
It was a most unique experience to be among the soldiers for three
weeks in daily routines on the base. We even attended the flag
raising service each morning in our Army uniforms. Of course,
while there the violence started after the death of the Hamas leader
and we found ourselves in "lockdown" on the base. But we
decided to make the best of it anyway and had a nice pizza party
in our section of the base.
While there we heard a lecture by a retired paratrooper, General
Davidi, [could he be a relative of yours?] He was instrumental in
heading up the SAR-EL volunteer program in Israel.
His opening statement was "Why is the U.S. not winning the war
on Terrorism?" A few folks gave their opinions. He then went on to
say it is because the enemy is not recognizable as they often
dress as religious figures or even in uniforms of Israel and they
always blend in with the crowd. He said in past wars the enemy
was generally recognizable and battle lines were more clearly
drawn. Now the strategy of war has to change. Surgical strikes on
the breeding places of the terrorists is commendable but the
aftermath of civilian losses often brings out international cries of
excessive force. But to win the war against terrorism, civilian
losses is unavoidable due to the terrorists always setting up their
operations among the civilian population or near hospitals, etc. for
the express purpose of bringing about international outcries when
they are attacked.
He said this is the price of harboring terrorists and the present-day
military minds will have to accept these losses without feelings of
guilt as the guilt of these losses lies upon the heads of the
terrorists that put innocent people at risk. As long as they keep
doing that, civilians will also be involved. There is no such thing as
a "nice" war where only the terrorists will be harmed. To win this
war on terrorism, he said military might must be used in all places
where they have their operations set up. He also said he believes
this is the beginning of the Third World War.
We also heard other lectures on the history of Israel and visited
various places all over Israel on our off days. Hopefully, we will
get to return again in the years ahead.
Ken & Jan Gordon
Comment: I am not related as far as I know to General Davidi who once
headed the Parachute Corps and is an
Israeli war-hero. It is interesting though that we even look a little like
each other and he too is involved with
bringing Ephraim and Judah closer together.
From: "A. St
On the matter of Germany you wrote :-
> The Lost Ten Tribes did pass through Germany and sojourned there for
> and later moved out. The large-scale migrations to the USA from Germany
> that culminated in the 1800s represented movements of Israelites
separating themselves from their non-Israelite neighbors.
It may be of interest to you that those migrations you mention in the 1800s
took indeed place, but! in the case of my family /and many others from the
LAND OF BESSARABIA today's MOLDAVIA then RUSSIA/ROUMANIA!!! whereto the
'GERMANS' had been moved between 1797 and 1800, first settling in SOUTH
PRUSSIA (newly won land) near Warsaw, but when Prussia lost against
Napoleon ca. 13800 'colonists' from originally south-west Germania's W
rttemberg went in Sept. 1814 to Bessarabia, because the TZAR Alexander I.
promised us land to cultivate. THERE they lived and had COLONIES (often
german names) until 1940 (9 generations!) when they were called 'HEIM INS
REICH' by Hitler....
So I always stress and marvel that my family was not in/and part(!) of
Germany for these horrible years of WWI and WWII..... As far as I know they
also not intermarried with folk down there in ROUMANIA!!!! Now why would
Now, the point I wanted to make, those who went to USA instead and also
later from BESSARABIA to USA are of ONE AND THE SAME FAMILY (in the case of
my family and others as well) There are nowadays more families by my birth
name living in the States than in Germany - but WE ARE ALL from 1 ancestor!
So maybe, as you suggested, not only those who went to the USA .."where
separating themselves from the non-Israelite neighbours", but also those
like us, who went to RUSSIA first and in 1940 came back to Northern/Western
and Eastern Germany and now in 1992 (myself) somewhat late, to England,
were also of ISRAEL descent?!?!?
It is also FASCINATING what you write further and the Scriptures you are
quoting re the matter of WHO RETURNS to Jerusalem!!! May I ask you another
question, because I also looked into this matter of CODED messages in the
TORAH where it also talks abt. the destruction of Jerusalem and the End
times and the Messianic era....could you confirm this is true that the
TORAH contains such codes!?= Does every Jew in Israel believe this?
Appreciate your thoughts on that.
Answer: Concerning the Codes this is not universal Jewish doctrine. Some
accept them and others do not.
Great Rabbis in the past wrote on this subject long before the invention
of the computer.
Some incredibly accurate predictions and correspondences have been proven
by the Codes.
On the hand, they have also been misinterpreted in the past or given wrong
I personally hold by them. In the past we did research of our own
and found patterns identifying Britain and the USA with Joseph and a
correspondent of ours, Shmuel T,', found
numerous patterns linking Australia with Sinim and Israel. The relevant
articles were published in our magazines.
Perhaps in the future we will republish them and others. In recent years I
have not taken much interest in the subject.
5. Where ALL the Ten Tribes Exiled?
Subject: who to believe?
Ten Lost Tribes: Found! By Asher Intrater
The kingdom of Israel reached its height at the time of David and Solomon,
approximately 1,000 years before the time of Yeshua. During the reign of
Solomon's son, Rehoboam, the northern ten tribes of Israel split away from
Judah and Benjamin. Thus the kingdom was divided into the northern tribes of
Israel and the southern tribes of Judah.
This division became the object of the messianic hope to be reunited by the
future Messiah (Ezekiel 37:12ff). There is also the symbolic sense that the
northern tribes represent the international church, while the tribe of Judah
represents the Jewish people and the nation of Israel. Yet those two
viewpoints are prophetic and symbolic, not historical and genealogical.
The northern tribes of Israel were taken into captivity by the Assyrians in
the eighth century BC and the southern tribes of Judah were taken into
captivity in the sixth century. The Bible records that the captivity of
Judah returned to the land of Israel during the fifth century BC.
Since there was no major description of the restoration of the northern
tribes, much speculation and curiosity have arisen over the years as to the
question, "Where are the lost ten tribes?"
An interesting yet dangerous trend is that many Christian cult groups claim
to be actual descendants of the ten northern tribes. This ranges from groups
in Japan to native Americans. There are some elements in Mormonism and
Jehovah's Witnesses that make a similar claim. It has even effected parts of
the Christian Zionist movement.
The truth of the matter is that there are no lost ten tribes. During the
time of the kingdom division and the captivities, a certain percentage of
each of the northern tribes came down and took up residence in the area of
Judah. After that time the name Judah or the Jews referred not only to the
specific tribe of Judah but also to the Benjaminites, the Levites and the
remnant of all the northern tribes.
There are no lost ten tribes. All the tribes of Israel are included in what
we call today the Jewish people. There are seven basic biblical evidences
that prove this position.
Israel Remnant in Judah (II Chronicles)
The book of II Chronicles records many times that the members of the
northern tribes immigrated to Judah after the kingdom division. This
happened from the very moment of the division.
II Chronicles 10: 16-17
So all Israel departed to their tents. But Rehoboam reigned over THE
CHILDREN OF ISRAEL WHO DWELT IN THE CITIES OF JUDAH.
It couldn't be stated more clearly that there were members of the Israeli
tribes living in the territory of Judah. II Chronicles 11:3 states that
Rehoboam was the king not only of Judah but to "ALL" Israel living "IN"
Judah and Benjamin. II Chronicles 11:16-17 states that members of "ALL" the
tribes of Israel who were loyal to God came down to Jerusalem and
strengthened the kingdom of Judah.
II Chronicles 15:9 tells us that during the revival of King Assa that there
were "great numbers from Israel" who came over to Judah. II Chronicles 24:5
speaks of members gathered from all the tribes of Israel. II Chronicles
30:21 and 25 speak of the children of the Israelite tribes who came to Judah
during the time of King Hezekiah. II Chronicles 31:6 speaks again of the
children of Israel who dwelt in the cities of Judah.
II Chronicles 30:10 speaks of members of the tribes of Ephraim, Menassah,
Zebulun, and Asher coming to Jerusalem. II Chronicles 30:18 mentions also
the tribe of Issachar. II Chronicles 34:6 adds to that list members of the
tribes of Simeon and Naphtali. II Chronicles 34:9 states clearly that there
were members of "ALL THE REMNANT OF ISRAEL" who were living in Jerusalem
after the time of the Assyrian captivity. II Chronicles 35:3 again mentions
that there were members of "all Israel" who were part of Judah.
Captivity Restored (Ezra and Nehemiah)
After the Babylonian captivity, the nation of Israel was restored under the
leadership of Ezra and Nehemiah. In those books are extensive genealogical
records. The fact that there were careful genealogical records proves that
not only were the northern Israelites part of the restoration, but that they
kept records of their families and they knew which tribe they were from.
Ezra 2:2 starts the records of "the number of the men of the people of
ISRAEL." Ezra 2:59 states that people had specific genealogical records not
only to which of the northern tribes they were part of, but even as to which
household: "identify their father's house or their genealogy, whether they
were of Israel."
Those who had records but were not perfectly documented were disqualified
and had to wait for supernatural verification by the urim and thumin (should
they ever arise). This proves how meticulous and well documented were the
great majority of the family records (Ezra 2:62-63). Ezra 2:70 again speaks
of "all" Israel dwelling in Judah after the restoration of Ezra and
Ezra 6:16 and 21 speaks specifically of "the children of Israel who had
returned from the captivity." Ezra 7:7, 9:1, 10:1 and 10:25 speak of the
problem that the Israelites had with inter-marriage.
Nehemiah 7:7 to 73 repeat the genealogy of the Israelite tribes that were
recorded in Ezra 2. Nehemiah 9:2, 11:3 and 11:20 speak of "the rest of
Israel.in all the cities of Judah." Nehemiah 13:3 speaks of separating
Gentiles so as not to confuse the genealogical records of Israel.
Answer: We have replied to these claims several times in great detail in
the past both on this
list and also in nearly every one of our publications.
_Please rread more of our works before requesting detailed explanations
that we have already asnwered.
Going to the last point Ezra and Nehemiah
refer to those who returned with them as "Israel" but they also frequently
mention the TRIBES that returned
with them. ONLY the Tribes of Judah, Benjamin, and Levi are mentioned.
Judah is part of Israel but not all Israel is in Judah.
That point alone should be enough.
Apart from that we know that refugees from the other tribes did join onto
We also know that very many from Judah went into exile alongside the Ten
Nevertheless Scripture refers to the northern entity as Joseph and the
southern one as Judah.
All of the Prophets spoke of this.