Sons of David as Rulers
Biblical Locations of the Lost Ten Tribes
by Yair Davidiy
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Ruled by Sons
In the future descendants of King David and of the Levites will
be exceedingly numerous (33:22). The seed of Jacob will return and the seed
of David will rule over them (33:26).
AS THE HOST OF HEAVEN CANNOT BE NUMBERED, NEITHER THE SAND OF THE SEA
MEASURED: SO WILL I MULTIPLY THE SEED OF DAVID MY SERVANT, AND THE LEVITES
THAT MINISTER UNTO ME.
David was promised that the Rulership over Israel (or at least part of
it) would come from him.
This is what we wrote in our commentary in Jeremiah:
Literally speaking, the promises to David and to the Levites
do not necessarily mean that they will always have rulers and ministers over
the Houses of Israel. Rather, the Biblical promises may be understood to
state that descendants of David and Levi will always be available to fulfill
their ancestral functions whenever the Promised Messianic Order shall be
instituted or whenever the Children of Israel are worthy.
MOREOVER THE WORD OF THE LORD CAME TO
CONSIDEREST THOU NOT WHAT THIS PEOPLE HAVE
SPOKEN, SAYING, THE TWO FAMILIES WHICH THE LORD HATH CHOSEN, HE HATH EVEN
CAST THEM OFF? THUS THEY HAVE DESPISED MY PEOPLE, THAT THEY SHOULD
BE NO MORE A NATION BEFORE THEM.
THUS SAITH THE LORD; IF MY COVENANT BE NOT
WITH DAY AND NIGHT, AND IF I HAVE NOT APPOINTED THE ORDINANCES OF HEAVEN
THEN WILL I CAST AWAY THE SEED OF JACOB AND
DAVID MY SERVANT, SO THAT I WILL NOT TAKE ANY OF HIS SEED TO BE RULERS OVER
THE SEED OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC, AND JACOB: FOR I WILL CAUSE THEIR CAPTIVITY TO
RETURN, AND HAVE MERCY ON THEM.
Even so, it may be that many of the Rulers over the exiled Israelites
and those who ministered to them in Britain, America, and elsewhere are
(and were) descended from the Houses of David and Levi.
OK. The verse does not have to be taken literally in our time but rather
as applicable to the future. NEVERTHELESS, the verse could best be understood
to say that throughout the history of these peoples they would be ruled over
by descendants of David.
This in effect is what has occurred as partially explained in our work
THE HOUSE OF DAVID AND THE LOST TRIBES
DAVID had numerous sons. Solomon the son of David had 300
wives and 700 concubines and children were borne to him. Most of the kings
of the House of David had several children each of whom also would have
raised a family of his own. It follows that numerous offspring on the male
side must have belonged to the House of David. Descent through the male
is what Scripture, strictly speaking, requires in order for the descendants
to call themselves by the House of their (male) ancestor even though, in
Jewish Law, anyone borne of a Jewish mother is considered Jewish. The House
of David reigned in Judah and quite a few families amongst the present day
Jews trace themselves back to David. The Jewish Biblical Commentators Rashi
(10401105) and Abarbanel (1435-1508), the family of Dayan in Spain and Syria
as well as the Maharal (1512-1609) and many other famous Rabbinical scholars
were descended from King David. A good number of Jews should be able today
to trace themselves back to King David. Apart from descendants of David
who are to be found amongst the modern Jews there are others. Numerous people
from the Tribe of Judah were also exiled together with the Lost Ten Tribes.
The Sons of David had once been appointed as administrators over all Israel
(2-Samuel 8;18). Later members of the House of David had intermarried with
leaders of the Northern Kingdom and passed over to live in those areas.
In this and other ways descendants of David must have penetrated the ranks
of the exiled Israelites.
"..THE DAYS COME.THAT I WILL PERFORM
THAT GOOD THING WHICH I HAVE PROMISED UNTO THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL AND TO THE
HOUSE OF JUDAH. 33;15 "IN THOSE DAYS.. WILL I CAUSE THE BRANCH OF RIGHTEOUSNESS
TO GROW UP INTO DAVID; AND HE SHALL EXECUTE JUDGEMENT AND RIGHTEOUSNESS
IN THE LAND. 33;17 "...DAVID SHALL NEVER WANT A MAN TO SIT UPON THE
THRONE OF ISRAEL.
An Aramaic inscription mentions a "House of David" somehow in connection
with Dan in the Galilee. There was a Judaean entity known as Yadi in southeast
Turkey which was attached to Judah in the south, "he recovered Damascus,
and Hamath, which belonged to Judah, for Israel" (2-Kings 14;28). The rulers
of Yadi had Hebrew names like Gabbar, Bamah, Hayya, Saul, and maybe represented
a minor branch of the House of David. Yadi disappeared together with the
northern Ten Tribed Kingdom of Israel.
Part of the Lost Ten Tribes became known as the Sakae or Scythians.
The Sacae-Scythians once had an independent kingdom named "Sakastan" in
eastern Iran. The ruling dynasty of Sakastan believed itself descended from
King Solomon the son of David. In Iberia (Georgia in the Caucasus in southern
Russia), which also belonged to the Scythians there was too, a dynasty (related
to the Arsacid Kings of Parthia) that traced itself back to David.
The ruling houses (of David) of the Sakae-Scythians in Sakastan and Scythia
were interrelated and had familial connections with the monarchs of the
Guti (Goths) and Parthians and they with each other. From these monarchic
and aristocratic lines came the early kings of Scandinavia, of the Franks,
and of the AngloSaxons.
Another fount of the Davidic line may have penetrated West European nobility
via France! There was once a semi-autonomous Principality in Narbonne (southern
France) described by Arthur J. Zuckerman (A Jewish Princedom in Feudal France,
768-900, New York, 1972). It was ruled by a Jewish Prince of the House of
David whose offspring intermarried with the aristocracy and Royal Line of
France and these with that of Normandy, Scotland, and England. Amongst the
Welsh, Scottish, English, and other groups in Europe there were families
who believed they descended from King David of Judah.
There is a strong tradition that Tea Tephi a princess of the House of David came to Ireland, married a prince of the line of Nial and from this union emerged the monarchs of Scotland and later of all Britain.
Genealogists believe that many Presidents of the USA belong to British and Irish Royal lines.
The astronomer Galileo’s father wrote a book in 1581 in which he explained that the Irish attachment to the harp was traced by the Irish to their descent from King David.
It may be that many of the Rulers over the exiled Israelites and
those who ministered to them in Britain, America, and elsewhere are (and
were) descended from the House of David.
This is a proof since:
a. The literal application
of Jeremiah 33:26 is that amongst the rulers of Israel there would have
to be at least some descendants of David.
For More on this subject, see:
b. We have reasonable proof that amongst
some of the ruling bodies of certain nations in the west there are descendants
c. If one was searching for
nations descended from Israel it would be reasonable to look at those nations
amongst whose ruling elites descendants of David were present.
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