1. Brit-Am Commentary to the Book of
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http://britam.org/hosea1.html This commentary is worth reading.It is very important.
We wrote it for you and we endeavored to make it as pertinent to you
and as interesting to read as we could.
The Commentary contains both a Summary (shown below)
and a verse by pertinent-verse explanation.
We read the Scripture through many times over the years but each time we did so
in order to explain it we came across new, important, and surprising insights.
We expect you will do so as well.
Summary of Chapter 1:
Hosea is told to take a loose woman named Gomer and to have children from her.
Three children are born. They represent three sections of the Northern Ten
Tribes of Israel who were about to go into Exile and become the Lost Ten Tribes.
Judah is expressly excluded. The name "Gomer" signifies an association of the
exiled Israelites with nations descended from the three sons of Gomer son of
Japhet. The Sons of Gomer gave rise to entities that are today mainly found in
Central and Western Europe. The Children of Gomer and Hosea were Jezreel ["He
who God Shall Scatter"], Lo-Ruhama ["She-who-has-not-been-shown-mercy"], and
"Lo-Ami" ["Not My people"]. Two aspects of the Blessings: a. Those (such as
dwelling in the Land of Israel) that were conditional on behavior; (b) Those
there were unconditional that included becoming a multitudinous and powerful
nation. Those blessings that were to be unconditionally fulfilled were to enable
the Lost Ten Tribes to fulfill their task of civilizing and elevating humanity.
Judah will be saved through miracles and not by force of arms. It is prophesied
that there will come a time when Lo-Ami will be called "Sons of the Living God"
or "Angli". They will be extremely numerous. They will unite with Judah and
return together. Jezreel will exhibit the alternative explanation of his name
which can connote ingathering.
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Continued: Bensalem [New Britain] and the Elizabethan Era
"The Vision Was There.
A History of the British Movement for the Restoration of the Jews to Palestine"
THE BEGINNINGS OF THE MOVEMENT
I. PIONEERS AND MARTYRS
http://www.britam.org/vision/koblerpart1.html#PIONEERS Extract: <<A striking trace of the ideas
developed by Finch may also be found in Francis Bacon's Nova Atlantis (English
version 1629). Bacon, perhaps in token of sympathy with his esteemed former
collaborator, even alluded to Finch's vision in his story of the Jews living in
Bensalem, told by a Jew named
Joabin, a merchant of Bensalem:
"And for the country of Bensalem this man would make no end of commending it,
being desirous by tradition among the Jews there to have it believed that the
people thereof were of the generation of Abraham by another son, whom they call
...and that when the Messiah should come, and sit on his throne at Jerusalem,
the King of Bensalem should sit at his feet, whereas other Kings should keep a
<<This reflection of the Restoration idea in one of the greatest
literary documents of the epoch is an indication that it had taken root in the
spiritual life of England. The work of the first English advocates of the
Restoration doctrine was completed. It was done by men who had been born in the
Elizabethan era. Although the greater part of the pertinent literary documents
appeared during the reign of James I, the Golden Age of England was really the
cradle of the British Movement for the Restoration of the Jews to Palestine.