Drunkards of Ephraim
Isaiah 28:2 refers to the Lost Ten Tribes in their places of Exile as the Drunkards of Ephraim. This means they must be found in alcohol consuming countries. The USA, Australia, Britain, and related nations fit the bill along with other attributes unique themselves
Biblical Locations of the Lost Ten Tribes
The Joseph Aspect
by Yair Davidiy
Drunkards of Ephraim
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Alcohol Isaiah described the drunkards of Ephraim (28:1,
3). This has been explained by others as figurative and refers to Ephraim
being drunk with power and success. A literal explanation, however, is also
possible. The two explanations are complementary. The literal sense was apparently
intended. The British, Americans, and Australians are amongst the foremost
consumers of alcohol in the world both in absolute numbers and per capita
This proof may seem a little trifling at first but there is something
to it. The Lost Ten Tribes especially those of Joseph will be excessive
consumers of alcohol.
Jews do not drink to excess on the whole. At Jewish functions you will
find wine and even vodka and whisky freely available. Drunkenness does occur
but it is rare. Jews do not have the same thirst in this regard as many Gentiles
Moslems do not drink alcohol.
The Lost Ten Tribes must therefore be found amongst those Gentile nations
that drink a lot of alcohol. When this proof is considered together with
all the others and all taken as a comprehensive whole then it does say something.
I grew up in Australia. Some of my friends had mild drinking problems.
I almost had one. I would say that the source of this is lack of social
priorities. Young People should be encouraged to take responsibility, get
on in life, get married as soon as they can and set up a family. Youthful
energy and aggression should be channeled into spiritual, positive social
and intellectual activities combined with sport and exercise: Everybody according
to his individual proclivities.
Alcohol- It has been reported that the first European settlers in Australia drank more alcohol per head of population than any other community in the history of mankind.
* In 1954, Bob Hawke was immortalised by the Guinness Book of Records for sculling 2.5 pints of beer in 11 seconds. Bob later became the Prime Minister of Australia.
*Sir John Robertson, five times premier of New South Wales, drank a pint of rum every morning for 35 years. Later said: 'none of the men who have left footprints in this country have been cold water men.'
Consider extracts from our past commentary on the relevant passages
WOE TO THE CROWN OF PRIDE, TO THE DRUNKARDS OF EPHRAIM, WHOSE
GLORIOUS BEAUTY IS A FADING FLOWER, WHICH ARE ON THE HEAD OF THE FAT VALLEYS
OF THEM THAT ARE OVERCOME WITH WINE!
<<DRUNKARDS OF EPHRAIM>>: the British drink a lot, Australians
drink more than anybody else except Russians, North Americans drink a lot.
Jews (from Judah) are not usually great drinkers but alcohol is freely available
at Jewish functions and in religious ceremonies etc. Jewish alcoholics exist
but on the whole Jews have an exceptional tolerance for alcohol: Everything
is relative. WINE in Biblical terms can mean any alcoholic beverage. Perhaps
by DRUNKARDS drug and other addicts are included?
Amos Chacham understands DRUNKARDS OF EPHRAIM to be also figurative
and connoting drunk with richness and power. On the one hand we say that
physically the Tribe of Ephraim is more amongst the British than the Americans
who are more dominated by descendants of Menasseh. Even so on the other hand
many from Ephraim are in America. Ephraimin Prophecy also connotes the Lost
Ten Tribes in general. In this sense we can understand the rebuke directed
at Ephraim to apply at least in equal measure to Israelite descendants in
BEHOLD, THE LORD HATH A MIGHTY AND STRONG ONE, WHICH AS A TEMPEST
OF HAIL AND A DESTROYING STORM, AS A FLOOD OF MIGHTY WATERS OVERFLOWING, SHALL
CAST DOWN TO THE EARTH WITH THE HAND.
The enemy shall overcome Ephraim and cast him down like pouring rain in
a thunder storm, a hurricane-like destructive wind, and an overflowing flood
of waters. Ephraim shall be overcome and brought down.
THE CROWN OF PRIDE, THE DRUNKARDS OF EPHRAIM, SHALL BE TRODDEN UNDER
<<THE CROWN OF PRIDE, THE DRUNKARDS OF EPHRAIM>>: Physiologically
alcohol reduces inhibitions and can enhance self-esteem. It enables pride
to take over. In practice someone who is drunk often demeans himself and
is treated with contempt by others. Nevertheless drunkenness and pride are
linked and an overduly proud person can act as if he were drunk and vice-versa.
AND THE GLORIOUS BEAUTY, WHICH IS ON THE HEAD OF THE FAT VALLEY,
SHALL BE A FADING FLOWER, AND AS THE HASTY FRUIT BEFORE THE SUMMER; WHICH
WHEN HE THAT LOOKETH UPON IT SEETH, WHILE IT IS YET IN HIS HAND HE EATETH
<<AS THE HASTY FRUIT BEFORE THE SUMMER>>: Referring to the
fruit of the fig which gives forth individual first fruits that fully ripen
before most of the others. These are usually purple in color and ooze with
natural fruit sugar. Someone who plucks them just cannot resist swallowing
them up on the spot. So too when the enemy comes he will devour the riches
of Ephraim. One can picture hordes and hordes of deprived poverty-stricken
foreign peoples swarming over our cities taking whatever they can like locusts.
The Germans were not poverty-stricken but in Eastern Europe in the Second
World War they would often take away everything they could possibly have any
use of leaving the conquered peoples with less than they needed to ensure
survival. The Russians in their turn in some cases acted similarly. They and
most other peoples would all do the same thing to us if they only could. Let
there be no delusions on that score. Even the most cultured people cannot
always resist taking advantage of vulnerability in others, especially when
they feel they can get away with it.
In most cases, If you run away from an aggressive dog the dog will probably
run after you whereas if you stand up to it chances are it will go away or
at least back off. It depends. In some exceptional cases you should run,
though most times it is a mistake to do so. Even so: He who fights and runs
away lives to fight another day.
IN THAT DAY SHALL THE LORD OF HOSTS BE
FOR A CROWN OF GLORY, AND FOR A DIADEM OF BEAUTY, UNTO THE RESIDUE OF HIS
But those who remain will be saved and guided by the Almighty.
AND FOR A SPIRIT OF JUDGMENT TO HIM THAT
SITTETH IN JUDGMENT, AND FOR STRENGTH TO THEM THAT TURN THE BATTLE TO THE
Ephraim will make a comeback and drive the enemy out to the gate. Ephraim(i.e.
the Tribes of Joseph or the Lost Ten Tribes in general) will also succeed
out of nothing to re-institute a rule of justice and righteousness amongst
those who remain of his own peoples. The course of battle will be turned
around. When things look most black then we will repent and immediately things
will change as we could not have thought possible. Never give up!
BUT THEY ALSO HAVE ERRED THROUGH WINE, AND
THROUGH STRONG DRINK ARE OUT OF THE WAY; THE PRIEST ANDTHE PROPHET HAVE
ERRED THROUGH STRONG DRINK, THEY ARE SWALLOWED UP OF WINE, THEY ARE OUT
OF THE WAY THROUGH STRONG DRINK; THEY ERR IN VISION, THEY STUMBLE IN JUDGMENT.
Before the return even those who should lead us will be found wanting
just like we are.
FOR ALL TABLES ARE FULL OF VOMIT AND FILTHINESS, SO THAT THERE IS
NO PLACE CLEAN.
Throughout the Bible there is a theme that unrighteous behavior often
brings its own punishment in its trail without God having to intervene.
WHOM SHALL HE TEACH KNOWLEDGE? AND WHOM SHALL
HE MAKE TO UNDERSTAND DOCTRINE? THEM THAT ARE WEANED FROM THE MILK, AND
DRAWN FROM THE BREASTS.
<<WEANED FROM THE MILK>>: Instruction should be given and
Leadership should be chosen from amongst those who exhibit some restraint,
maturity, and self-denial when necessary.
From the above sources we see that The Lost Tribes will be drinkers of alcohol and in many cases to an excessive degree. This does not mean that they will all be drunkards or that there will not be teetotallers amongst them. It does mean at the least that alcohol-consumption will be socially acceptable and cases of excess not unknown. This criteria effectually eliminates all Muslim nations and most Asian ones. It fits those peoples identified as Israelite by Brit-Am and is one sign of distinction that may be taken into consideration as part of the comprehenisive whole body of evidence.
This is also incidentally an additional sign that the Lost Ten Tribes are still divided from Judah and not to be considered as part of them. Jews on the whole traditionally do not drink to excess. Jews may have other faults but in general drinking is not one of them. It will however be a problem for "Ephraim" meaning the Lost Ten Tribes in general.
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