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1. The Civil War: Manasseh versus Ephraim?
From: Woodrow Lovett <email@example.com>
Re: "Brit-Am Now"-484
Mr. Collins opinion on the USA being Manasseh may be correct. The first battle of the American civil war was the Battle of Manassas in 1861. The Southern forces did not have the wherewithal to follow up and take Washington, D.C. which foretold the eventual outcome of the war. There was a second battle of Manassas in 1862 both battles may be referred to as the battles of Bull Run.
Just a thought.
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item 7.The Identity of Menasseh with the USA
We have identified the USA with Menasseh due to the fact that:
[1. Groups identified with Menasseh in Britain (and maybe also in Holland and Germany at that time) dominated the immigrants to the USA at an early stage of its formation.
[2. The USA has aspects of Menasseh including an emphasis on responsible representative government.
[3. The name America is a Latinized version of the Hebrew "Ha-Machiri".
Machir was the firstborn son of Menasseh. "Machir" in Hebrew can also denote the principle of Capitalism.
Together with this the USA also contains a large contingent from Ephraim as well as many non-Israelites. In Biblical times the territory of Menasseh also held a segment from Ephraim, groups from other Israelite Tribes
and numerous non-Israelites. It appears that in the south of the USA the dominant element was Ephraim. The American Civil War may be seen as Menasseh asserting himself over Ephraim. Brit-Am representative in South Carolina, Mark Mosley, pointed out that the first battle of the Civil War was at Menasses, i.e. at a place named after Menasseh! Yehonatan David White saw the Civil War as a kind of replay (or "rectification"?) of the original split between Judah and Israel. In the first split the Tribes of Benjamin and Judah had been in the south under the House of David whereas the Tribes in the north split away. In the American Civil War the south was led by Jefferson Davis (of the House of David? Davis is short for David's son) and by a man of Jewish birth named Judah Philip Benjamin Secretary of State of the Confederate Sates of America (1862-1865), later queen's counsel in England. The South was more aristocratic and Ephraim was associated with aristocracy many of whom already in Biblical times had intermarried with the House of David.
From: William Rasmussen
Shalom Yair: Excellent piece on Manassas. It is interesting to note that the North [Yankees], called the first battle "Bull Run". It was named after a creek that was in the vicinity of Manassas. The symbol of Ephraim is a bull. The South [Confederates], called the battle "Manassas" after the nearby town. One wonders why the South who was made up of Ephraim would call the battle "Manassas" and the North who was made up of Manasseh, would call the battle "Bull Run". There is a juxtaposition here and perhaps an unwitting acknowledgement of the two tribes by both the North and the South. Keep up the fascinating articles. Shalom, Bill Rasmussen
In the first division [in Biblical Times] the northern tribes led by Ephraim split away from Judah and Benjamin under the House of David. In the second case [a segment from Manasseh that included many from] Ephraim under Jefferson Davis with Judah Benjamin attempted to split away [from the rest of Manasseh] but were prevented from doing so by a man named after Abraham the first Patriarch of the Hebrew nation. We have identified Britain as dominated by Ephraim and in the American Civil War Britain did back the Confederate side and considered intervening militarily on behalf of the Confederates.
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