|Contents by Subject||
Contents in Alphabetical Order
Hello Yair Davidiy.
Thank you for your work and insight into this neglected, but timely, subject of great interest.
Could you please comment on the following questions based on the following text from Isaiah Chapter 41:8-10, and any truth relative to BritAm that you see in the surrounding context, regarding possible relationship to the ten lost tribes according to BritAm insight?
41:8 ...Jacob, whom I have chosen...,
,,,the descendants of Abraham My friend...
41:9 ...you whom I have taken from the ends of the earth...
...called from its farthest regions...
...I have chosen you...
..and have not cast you away...
41:10 ?Fear not for I am with you...
...be not dismayed for I am your God...
Is God herein prophetically addressing a people who possibly do not know who or Whose they are, genetically and historically, e.g., the unwitting genetic progeny of "Jacob", and who are unaware of the fact that they are "...the descendants of Abraham..."?
Is God herein calling them to return to Him because of the fact that they are, geographically and physically, in relationship to His Covenant and Promised Land, located at the "...ends of the earth...", and consequently are herein being called to return to the One Whom they presently do not know, specifically, as the literal, genetic "...descendants of Abraham...", but Whom their antecedents previously did know, because of their having been dispersed to the earths "...farthest regions...", thusly having lost awareness of their ancestral connection to Israel?
Is God herein declaring to these people whom He says are "...taken from the ends of the earth..." something that they literally needed to know, but didn't, when He tells them "...I am with you..." and "...I am your God..."?
Why would God need to tell these whom He says live in the "...ends of the earth..." and "...its farthest regions..." that they are the descendants of "...Jacob, whom I have chosen..." and "...the descendants of Abraham My friend..." if they already knew and had accepted these facts?
Why would God need to inform these whom He had called from the earths farthest regions ? "...I have chose you and have not cast you away..." unless they believed that they were not chosen by God and had in fact been "...cast away..."?
Thank you for your interest and response. Please forgive my ignorance of this subject. I have only been aware of the possibility of the ten lost tribes for about three weeks, since I stumbled across your web site while searching the web for other bible topics.
Rev David Lindblad
Phoenix, Arizona USA, firstname.lastname@example.org
Summary of Chapter 41: The Islands will be called upon to return to the truth (41:1). God will raise up his righteous representative to overcome his enemies (41:2-3). God is the beginning and end and knows all that will be (41:4). Israel is the servant of God (41:8) and the servant-people from the ends of the earth. Israel in the last Days will be in the geographical extremities of the earth, e.g. America, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Scandinavia, Netherlands, etc. Israel will be at the ends of the earth and in the best places thereof (41:9). God will help Jacob and Israel meaning the Ten Tribes and Judah (Isaiah 41:14). All of the Israelites will return to the Land of Greater Israel and re-possess most of the Middle East, much of which is now desert. Miracles will happen. There will be climatic changes (41:18).
Abstract: In south-central Siberia archaeological evidence suggests an acceleration of cultural development and an increase in the density of nomadic populations around 850 BC. We hypothesize a relationship with an abrupt climatic shift towards increased humidity caused by a decline of solar activity. Areas that initially may have been hostile semi-deserts changed into attractive steppe landscapes with a high biomass production and high carrying capacity. Newly available steppe areas could be invaded by herbivores, making them attractive for nomadic tribes. The central Asian horse-riding Scythian culture expanded, and an increased population density was a stimulus for westward migration towards southeastern Europe.
Now those Christians who say to me, there must be a temple made so it can be destroyed before the Messiah comes; in view of what the scriptures say about God and his temple I have a hard time believing such a thing should or will happen. It says to me that the Jews would build a temple in the land and people would be cleansed and God would come and dwell with them, then they would go away from Him sinning again and God would allow the Temple to be desecrated before the Messiah comes. I don't see any reference to this in the Tanach.
In reading some of your material I read that even though US and GB are Israel they are not obliged to keep the 10 commandments at this time, specifically the sabbath command, this does not stand to reason.
If their ancestors were deported from their land and scattered throughout the world for forsaking God and his ways (commandments, laws) and specifically the sabbaths, why would God now wink at their continued disobedience?
The 10 commandments are foundational for humans, not just Israel, Israel was just to be an example to the world....and truly at the restoration, the whole world will have the 10 as the foundation of its law....
I do not understand the reasoning...or I possibly misunderstood what I read....