Ephraim Comes Back!
The USA in Iraq:
Has the Return of the Lost Ten Tribes Began?
The USA in Iraq:
Has the Return of the Lost Ten Tribes Began?
Is the American and British presence in Iraq the initial phases of the Lost Ten
Was it prophesied that the first point of return of Joseph to the Middle East
would be from
Kurdistan which has been in effect occupied by the USA and Britain since the
First Gulf War?
Will the next phase be the Allies occupying Syria and Lebanon?
Will this occupation eventually result in settlement of Peoples from the West in
Why should the question as to whether the Lost Ten Tribes are among Western
Peoples interest the Jews?
The Prophet Micah in chapter seven predicted the return of the Lost Ten Tribes:
[Micah 7:12] IN THAT DAY ALSO HE SHALL COME EVEN TO THEE FROM ASSYRIA,
AND FROM THE FORTIFIED CITIES, AND FROM THE FORTRESS EVEN TO THE RIVER, AND
FROM SEA TO SEA, AND FROM MOUNTAIN TO MOUNTAIN.
<<EVEN TO THEE FROM ASSYRIA>>: The Commentaries ALL AGREE
that FROM ASSYRIA means the return of those exiled to
Assyria, the Return of the Lost Ten Tribes.
Who Are the Lost Ten Tribes?
The original twelve tribes of Israel split into sections after the death of King
In the south were the Tribes of Judah, Benjamin, and Levi as well as a small
portion of refugees from
the other Tribes. In the Bible this section is called "The Kingdom of Judah".
Most Jews today descend from people who were in "The Kingdom of Judah".
In the north were Ten Tribes that were called "The Kingdom of Israel" or in
other cases "Samaria" (Shomron).
They are also sometimes referred to as "Joseph" or "Ephraim" since these were
the leading Tribes of the Northern
According to conventional dating around 730-720 BCE all of the northern tribes
were taken away in stages and exiled
to different parts of the Assyrian Empire. They never returned. They lost on the
whole knowledge of their Israelite identity.
They are know as the "Lost Ten Tribes".
In the End Times they will return.
Micah in the above verse is speaking about the Return of the Lost Ten Tribes.
<<AND FROM THE FORTIFIED CITIES, AND FROM THE FORTRESS>>: The Hebrew
words translated as "THE FORTIFIED CITIES" is "ari Matsor" and the word
translated as FORTRESS is "Matsor". This word "Matszor" can indeed mean
fortress or when used as an adjective "fortified" but it can also refer to
an area in the northwest of present-day Iraq, in the region of Northern
Kurdistan which in those times in the Annals of Assyria was referred to as "Mutsri"
[This is the same term that elsewhere was applied to Egypt, e.g.
"In the Hebrew scriptures it [Egypt] is called Mitsraim, and also Matsor and
so some confusion in the translation sometimes occurs.
There were two places called "Mitsraim" in both Scripture and Mesopotamian
records: one was in the north while the other was the name for "Egypt" .
Banyai discusses the possibility that there was a place named Musri in Northern
and also another place by the same name to the north and north-east of Assyria.
see "THE ARAB FRINGE. AN ENQUIRY CONCERNING Musri, KUSH, MELUHHA AND MAGAN",
Banyai Michael, Stuttgart
<<Musur(ni?) must be somewhere between the Na?iri-lands and Aram Damascus west
of the Euphrates.
<<Musur(ni?) ... on the eastern side of the Euphrates, south of the Na?iri-lands,
bordering on Kummuh. >>
i.e. one of the northern areas identified with Musri (Mutsri) was besides Kummuh
or Comagene in Kurdistan.
Brit-Am identifies the Lost Ten Tribes with inhabitants of North America, the
British Isles, and other
areas of the West.
Kurdistan has been in effect occupied by the USA and Britain since the First
The allies established a "no-fly" ban over the area and refused the forces of
Saddam access to it.
Even today despite fiction with Turkey to the west this region remains the most
secure of Allied control
in Iraq and is used as a base to help control the rest.
This was the first base of the allies who have since expanded it and used to
extend their control over the neighboring region.
The rest of the verse in Micah 7:13, "FROM SEA TO SEA, AND FROM MOUNTAIN TO
MOUNTAIN" describes the
future borders of the Land of Israel that will stretch from the Mediterranean
Sea to the
Further on Micah describes the Returning Israelites dwelling in the Galilee as
well as in Syria
(Bashan and Gilead) and Jordan (Gilead).
[Micah 7:13] NOTWITHSTANDING THE LAND SHALL BE DESOLATE BECAUSE OF THEM
THAT DWELL THEREIN, FOR THE FRUIT OF THEIR DOINGS.
[Micah 7:14] FEED THY PEOPLE WITH THY ROD, THE FLOCK OF THINE HERITAGE,
WHICH DWELL SOLITARILY IN THE WOOD, IN THE MIDST OF CARMEL: LET THEM FEED
IN BASHAN AND GILEAD, AS IN THE DAYS OF OLD.
<<BASHAN AND GILEAD>> mean the present-day regions of Syria and Jordan.
Zechariah 10;10 also describes the Ten Tribes ("Ephraim") as taking control of
Lebanon and Gilead meaning
Lebanon and Syria and settling in them!
[Zechariah 10:6] AND I WILL STRENGTHEN THE HOUSE OF JUDAH, AND I WILL SAVE THE
HOUSE OF JOSEPH, AND I WILL BRING THEM AGAIN TO PLACE THEM; FOR I HAVE MERCY
UPON THEM: AND THEY SHALL BE AS THOUGH I HAD NOT CAST THEM OFF: FOR I AM THE
LORD THEIR GOD, AND WILL HEAR THEM
This is the re-union of the Lost Ten Tribes with Judah. Joseph and Judah will
God will cause them to re-settle in the Land of Greater Israel that encompasses
a good portion of the Middle East.
The Promised Biblical Land of Israel included All the present State of Israel,
as well as the eastern section of Egypt,
part of Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, as well as Cyprus, parts of
Turkey, and Iraq and areas along the Persian Gulf.
Much of these areas are potentially quite fertile but they been ecologically
abused by the Arabs who cut down all the trees
and overgraze their goats who destroy the vegetation and cause an erosion of the
The lack of greenery that results causes a heating of the land surface and less
scripture indicates that the return of the Land Israelites will also entail a
"healing" of the Land.
[Zechariah 10:7] AND THEY OF EPHRAIM SHALL BE LIKE A MIGHTY MAN, AND THEIR HEART
SHALL REJOICE AS THROUGH WINE: YEA, THEIR CHILDREN SHALL SEE IT, AND BE GLAD;
THEIR HEART SHALL REJOICE IN THE LORD.
Ephraim will be "a mighty man" i.e. a powerful nation. This ties in with other
prophesies along the same lines.
[Zechariah 10:8] I WILL HISS FOR THEM, AND GATHER THEM; FOR I HAVE REDEEMED
THEM: AND THEY SHALL INCREASE AS THEY HAVE INCREASED.
[Zechariah 10:9] AND I WILL SOW THEM AMONG THE PEOPLE: AND THEY SHALL REMEMBER
ME IN FAR COUNTRIES; AND THEY SHALL LIVE WITH THEIR CHILDREN, AND TURN
[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 THEM.
The Exiles from the Lost Ten Tribes were taken to Assyria as well as to "Mitsraim"
which is translated as Egypt
and this could be the meaning though the term "Mitsraim" was an alternative for
"Matsor" or this northern area of Kurdistan.
At all events the exiles of Israel who were exiled to those areas will return
and at least part of them may return through the area of "Matsor" as indicated
The Almighty says HE will bring the returnees to Gilead and Lebanon but there
will not be enough room for all of them.
Gilead means Syria and Lebanon means Lebanon. These areas will be re-populated
by the Lost Ten Tribes represented by ?Ephraim?.
[Zechariah 10:11] AND HE SHALL PASS THROUGH THE SEA WITH AFFLICTION, AND SHALL
SMITE THE WAVES IN THE SEA, AND ALL THE DEEPS OF THE RIVER SHALL DRY UP: AND THE
PRIDE OF ASSYRIA SHALL BE BROUGHT DOWN, AND THE SCEPTRE OF EGYPT SHALL DEPART
The Bosporus is the Sea Lane that divides the European part of Turkey from the
Jerome heard from Jewish Sages that the above verse (Zechariah 10:11) referred
to the Lost Ten Tribes and Jews from Judah returning from the north to the land
of Israel and it was implied that some of them would return by crossing the
* Jerome on [Zechariahariah 10;11:"And he shall pass through the sea..." : "The
Hebrews say that the Assyrians and Chaldeans took the Jews into captivity not
only to Persia and Media but also to the Bosporus and the north; and at the end
of days God in his mercy will call them back from there:"
By "Jews" taken into captivity by the Assyrians Jerome is actually referring
to Israelites from the northern Ten Tribes even though strictly speaking these
were not "Jews" which appellation refers to Judaeans from the southern kingdom
dominated by Judah.
Jerome translated the Bible into Latin and often consulted with Jewish experts
in his translation.
The identifications above make sense.
They coincide with present day geo-political reality.
Even if we are mistaken on one detail or other or if these events will occur at
we can see the possibility unfolding before our eyes.
The main point is that the Lost ten Tribes are to be identified primarily with
western Peoples and that they will return in the End Times as prophesied in the
There are many indications that we are now approaching the End Times and
events indicate that the Lost Ten Tribes may soon be returning.
The identity of the Lost Ten Tribes is important to the Lost Ten tribes
themselves, they need to know
who they are.
It is also important to the Jews.
Brit-Am identifies the Lost Ten Tribes with Western Nations.
This knowledge should be important to the Jewish People for the following
Knowing who the Lost Ten Tribes are today enhances our understanding of the
Tanach (Scripture) and shows how Prophecy has been fulfilled.
It is an important aspect of Torah understanding.
For the Sake of the Truth.
Understanding the truth concerning the Lost Ten Tribes is important in its own
To Understand the Present.
This knowledge helps us to understand certain (or rather nearly "all"!) aspects
of the international scene.
The Obligation of Judah Towards the Lost Tribes.
Judah has an obligation at some stage to go unto the Ten Tribes and bring them
back (Jeremiah chs.3,ch. 31).
Ezekiel (ch.12) says that Judah NEEDS the return of the Ten Tribes to complete
its own redemption.
What exactly this means and how it is to be done is not known at present but
what is clear is that knowing who the Lost Ten Tribes are is a pre-requisite.
There is an arousal amongst Judah and all Bible-conscious believers. People now
feel a NEED to find out where the Lost Ten Tribes are.
Other candidates for being the Lost Ten Tribes are put forward quite forcefully
from time to time and mistakes of judgment are liable to occur.
We are not saying that minority offshoots of the Ten Tribes in the course of
history did not end up in all kinds of places.
The Bible however is quite explicit as to where the Lost Ten Tribes will be in
the End Times.
They will be amongst Western Nations especially North America, the British
Isles, offshoots of the British, and other parts of Western Europe.
We are NOT saying that all peoples in such areas are descended from Israel but
we are certain that the MAIN BODY of the Lost Ten Tribes
are to be found amongst them.
If anything is to be done concerning the Lost Tribes of Israel then we should
be certain from the beginning who and where the Lost Ten Tribes are and not go
chasing after unknown entities in the wrong places.
The Lost Ten Tribes Are Already Involved with Judah
The peoples Brit-Am identifies as the Lost Ten Tribes are already involved with
The Americans, British, Australians, Scandinavians, Dutch, French, etc, are all
nations that according to Scripture had a good proportion of the Lost Ten Tribes
These peoples are often antagonistic to the Jews and to the State of Israel.
On the other hand when and if we do have any friends to some degree or other
they are also usually our ONLY allies, our only friends, even though in other
cases they are also close to being our adversaries.
We also know that if the State of Israel wishes to promote its own cause that it
can best do so amongst these peoples.
These peoples are our only friends when we have any friends. Even when we have
NO friends it is mainly these peoples who it can be hoped
will change their mind and who may be persuaded to be more positive towards us.
They are also the peoples who support and help the State of Israel as well as
being involved internationally and economically with
the nations around us and with nations that we need to relate to.
For example Russia, Japan, China, Iran, Germany (through the EU) are all nations
liable to support the Palestinians and to put pressure
on the State of Israel but the USA (and to a lesser degree the UK) is holding
Whether we like it or not the fate of Judah is wound up with peoples identified
by Brit-Am as belonging to the Lost ten Tribes. Knowing the Israelite identity
of these nations could affect how we relate to them and our understanding of
them and also could convince them to be more brotherly
To Combat anti-Semitism
The Lost Ten Tribes are technically "Goyim" (Gentiles) at present as it was
prophesied they would be in the Book of Hosea (chs. 1 and 2).
Even so, relatively speaking, when compared to nearly all the others they are
better than the others as far as the Jews are concerned.
The Gentiles may be divided into three groups:
a. They who will probably always be pro-Jewish no matter what happens.
b. They who will always be anti-Jewish no matter what arguments are brought
forward in favor of the Jews or no matter what we do one way or the other.
c. Those who can swing either way according to circumstance, information
Brit-Am explanations concerning the present-day identity of the Lost Ten Tribes
has proven itself effective in generating a stronger support of the State of
Israel and more sympathy for the Jewish people.
Our Brothers Need Us
The Lost Ten Tribes are "Joseph". These people are the brothers of Judah. They
need Judah in many ways even though they may not realize it.
The awareness of Judah as to who Joseph is can help Joseph.
Brit-Am believes that Joseph is obliged in these end times to assist Judah
realize the Zionist message of conquering and settling the Land of Israel. This
is for the good of Judah.
The Survival of the State of Israel and the Jewish National Destiny is at Stake
Brit-Am also believes that Joseph must conquer Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, and other
areas and prepare a settlement of his own peoples in these regions.
This is what the prophesies of Zechariah and Micah indicate may happen.
Settlements of western peoples in the surrounding regions could help the Jewish
State of Israel by providing a friendly co-operative presence in the
Geo-political reality is already pushing Joseph in this direction but widespread
correct Brit-Am knowledge could greatly catalyze the process.
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