January 2, 2004
1. Comment on Earthquakes and Rabbi Lapin
2. Form of payment: Any check in any form is valid for us.
3. Question on Ezekiel 26 and Tyre
4. Concerning the Legitimacy of Royalty
5. Brit-Am in Hebrew
6. The Khazars
7. Biblical Proofs no 112-113-114. Names of Isaac, Jacob, and Israel
1. Comment on Earthquakes and Rabbi Lapin
From: Ron Fraser
Subject: RE: Jerusalem News-266
I note Rabbi Lapin's comparisons concerning the scale of disasters in
Judeo-Christian countries in relation to those in gentile nations, and your
own comment in respect of the blessings bestowed by God on Brit-Am nations.
I imagine that the phenomenon of the vastly lesser scale of disasters in
Brit-Am nations is due to one being contingent upon the other. In other
words, this is a direct result of Brit-Am nations being the recipients of
God's blessings. The inheritance by Brit-Am of the promises made to
Abraham have had a direct religio-societal impact on these nations which
has resulted in their societies being more in tune with the mind of God
than the opposite, hence they have been more blessed by God, to this point,
than cursed. The converse applies to the non Brit-Am nations. Thus the
possession of the Judeo-Christian way of life becomes a natural concomitant
of first possessing Brit-Am origin, not the other way around. Hence the
protection from major disaster is more a consequence of national origin
than anything else.
We appreciate the work which you continue to labour in, adding to the
mountain of unfolding proof of the identity of the nations descended from
2. Form of payment: Any check in any form is valid for us.
>I noticed that your book sale requires a local bank cheque. How may I
>from Australia obtain your books.
It means your own personal check not a bank check.
I will rephrase it in the advert.
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In Israel it is easier to cash US and Australian checks than local ones.
Concerning the USA we accept your own personal checks or any other
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We have some complications concerning Euro checks due to new European
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>3. Question on Ezekiel 26 and Tyre
>I would appreciate your comments regarding the prophecy against Tyre
>contained in Ezekial 26.
>"Therefore, thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I am against thee, O Tyrus,
>and will cause many nations to come up against thee, as the sea causeth
>his waves to come up. And they shall destroy the walls of Tyrus, and break
>down her towers: I will also scrape her dust from her, and make her like
>the top of a rock. It shall be a place for the spreading of nets [fishers'
>nets] in the midst of the sea: for I have spoken it, saith the Lord
>Eternal: and it shall become a spoil to the nations."
>History proves that nations did come against Tyre beginning with the
>Chaldean , later Alexander the Great did take the Island part of the city,
>by building a causeway out of stones from the mainland part of the city to
>the Island. We can plainly see the stones of Tyre in the water, as God
>said they would be We also know that the ancient site became a place for
>the spreading of fisherman's nets.
>But skeptics of the Bible, today, say that the prophecy was never
>fulfilled because (they say) the city of Tyre was rebuilt. I have not
>seen recent photos, but the latest ones I have seen picture the old city
>still in ruins, and new parts built on the outskirts. I am among those who
>believe God's prophecy was fulfilled, and would appreciate any input you
>could provide. Could you please comment?
> All the best,
> G.W. Rethford
Answer: Please note that for general questions on the Bible I am not
qualified to give answers. Maybe I should be but I am not. I see my task
as confined to Brit-Am Ten Tribes matters. For anything concerning
the Lost Ten Tribes if I do not know I will try to find out.
Apart from that, regarding your question:
You yourself point out that literally the prophecy was fulfilled and where
it was said
"I will also scrape her dust from her" and Alexander did literally scrape
away the dust of
Tyre when he built the causeway.
There are another few points however,
In principle all prophecies have to be literally fulfilled but sometimes
the main point of the prophecy
is a general representative one.
All prophecies were intended in some way or other to be fulfilled in the
Last Days. The Prophets however lived
in their own time and had a physical-spiritual-psychic connection with
events of their own times
and with what would happen as an outcome of those events. They received
according to their own capacities and communicated them likewise.
e.g. They would speak of chariots and horses when the intention is to
Take Micah chapter five for instance. Micah lived some good time before the
exile of the Ten Tribes
but the events and conditions leading up to the exile were tangible in his
lifetime and comprehensible to him.
Micah describes how the exiled Israelites would be captured subjects of the
Assyrians, then become allies of Assyria,
then destroy Assyria and become the most powerful and most feared nation in
the world. This happened
when the exiled Israelites identified as Scythians took over the Assyrian
Empire and then destroyed it.
We can use the prophecy of Micah to understand what happened concerning
the exiled Israelites.
Even so, the main point of the Prophecy was to describe the end times. The
whole thing about
the Israelite Scythians and Assyria was meant as a pre-run, a rehearsal, a
Prototype for what would be
in the future.
This explains how sometimes Prophecy can begin to describe something in
terms of what is hsitorically
comprehensible to us in terms of what did happen but then veer away and
describe events in ways that did not
occur, e.g. the passages concerning Cyrus in Isaiah fit the historical
king of Persia named Cyrus only to a certain
degree. This king actually served as a model for a person or entity that
would become apparent in the end times
as we explained in our Biblical Proofs and the entry on Cyrus
(see http://britam.org/proof.html #4 Cyrus).
Concerning "Tyre" the Rabbis said that Tyre represented the Kingdom of
Edom. In "Lost Israelite Identity"
it is explained how a portion of the original population of Tyre were
Edomite even though Israelites may also
have been involved.
In our commentary on Ezekiel we suggested that Tyre represented Japan. This
should be taken as no more than a possibility.
This is what we said there:
[Ezekiel 26:2] SON OF MAN, BECAUSE THAT TYRUS HATH SAID AGAINST JERUSALEM,
AHA, SHE IS BROKEN THAT WAS THE GATES OF THE PEOPLE: SHE IS TURNED UNTO ME:
I SHALL BE REPLENISHED, NOW SHE IS LAID WASTE:
>>TYRUS>>: i.e. The major Phoenician city of Tyre. The ships of Tyre had
participated (together with Edom and the Philistines) in transporting part
of the exiled Ten Tribes across the sea to Spain as we explained elsewhere.
Apparently Jerusalem had been an important trading center of international
importance. Tyre considered Jerusalem a rival and was happy at her
destruction since the trade that had reached Jerusalem would now come to
Tyre. The people of Tyre were mainly Canaanites but they included
Israelites, Edomites, Greeks, and others. There were two sections of Tyre,
one was on the mainland and the other was an island just off the coast.
Cf. Lost Israelite Identity chapter eight:
PHOENICIAN AND HEBREW SYMBIOSIS
Nahum Slouschz wrote a book "Les Hebreo-Pheniciens" (i.e. The
Hebrew-Phoenicians, Paris 1909) in which he analysed the inter-connections
between the Phoenicians and the ancient Israelites. According to Slouschz
the Phoenicians in Classical mythology were represented by the figures of
Cadmos and Hercules. Cadmos was based on an earlier tradition regarding the
Phoenician forerunners whereas Hercules (called Melquart by the
Phoenicians) represented them within Historical Classical times.
Cadmos and the name of his sister, Europa, show an
early Phoenician related connexion with the west.
Agenor (father of Cadmos) represents Phoenicia. He was the son
of Poseidon. Another son of Poseidon (Neptune) was Albion who according to
Greek tradition founded a kingdom in Britain. The hinterland of Phoenicia
is known as Lebanon. "Albion" (i.e. Britain in Classical terms) is
synonymous in meaning with "Lebanon. Both words indicate "whiteness" and
both derive from the same root.
[This ties in with Britain representing Ephraim and Ephraim being destined
to inherit the Lebanon, as mentioned by Zechariah:
<<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.
<<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 [Zechariah
Egypt and Assyria could apply to areas in Europe.
Gilead means Syria and Lebanon means Lebanon. These areas will be
re-populated by the Lost Ten Tribes represented by Ephraim.]
THE PHOENICIANS AND ISRAELITES
We have evidence from Phoenician sources of an Israelite connection with
The Phoenician historian, Sanchuniathon (ca.300 b.c.e) was
cited by Philo, Eusebius and others. He stated that the city of Tyre had
been founded by Sameroumous and Ou'soos. Sameroumous was a maker of tents
and is attributed characteristics of Jacob (Gen..26;27). His name appears
to be a play on that of "Samaria" meaning the northern Israelite kingdom.
This indicates a partial Israelite involvement in Tyrian (i.e. Phoenician)
enterprise and settlement. On the other hand, the name "TYRE" sometimes
serves as an euphemism for the descendants of Esau. Ousoos who also, said
Sanchuniathon, founded Tyre is given the qualities of Esau the brother of
Jacob. Esau was ancestor to Edom and an entity of Edom occupied a portion
of Tyre on its landward side. Esau is considered the arch enemy of Israel.
Concerning Tyre, compare too this passage from Zechariah and our Commentary
[Zechariah 9:1] THE BURDEN OF THE WORD OF THE LORD IN THE LAND OF HADRACH,
AND DAMASCUS SHALL BE THE REST THEREOF: WHEN THE EYES OF MAN, AS OF ALL THE
TRIBES OF ISRAEL, SHALL BE TOWARD THE LORD.
The future borders of Israel shall reach beyond the Euphrates. As explained
in Lost Israelite Identity
The Biblical Damascus actually stood on the Euphrates. Hadrach was the
center of Lias which land the Tribe of Dan once conquered (Judges chapter
18, see Lost Israelite Identity by Yair Davidy).
[Zechariah 9:2] AND HAMATH ALSO SHALL BORDER THEREBY; TYRUS, AND ZIDON,
THOUGH IT BE VERY WISE.
[Zechariah 9:3] AND TYRUS DID BUILD HERSELF A STRONG HOLD, AND HEAPED UP
SILVER AS THE DUST, AND FINE GOLD AS THE MIRE OF THE
Tyrus is Tyre the major Phoenecian city.
Consider this extract from Abrabanel and aply the principle mentioned to
<<Tyre that was adjacent to Israel has already been destroyed a long time
ago & after it was destroyed & Venice was built by descendants of Tyre &
all the descriptions and occupations that the Prophets applied to Tyre
pertain to Venice that was built up from the people of Tyre in the image
and form of Tyre after it having been destroyed.>>
Abarbanel wrote in the 1490s. Today his words may well be applicable to
Japan. Tyre was a Phoenician city populated by Canaanites and Edomites and
Japan does have a Canaanite and Edomite components in its population.
4. Concerning the Legitimacy of Royalty
Subject: Re: Jerusalem News-266, item #3
About as soon as you sent this email news post the other day, I was at my
computer and received it. I immediately forwarded it to a Brit-Am friend,
and she also had just read it and was astounded by this report, item #3.
That is about the most amazing article I've ever read (about the Royals and
possible illegitimacy/breach in the lineage). Our mouths are still open,
dazed in amazement at the implications.
If you get any updates on this, please let us know. Also, if you have any
other thoughts on the topic, it would be nice to hear your comments. I have
heard nothing of this in the mainstream media, and it is one of the most
amazing news pieces I've ever heard! (I would have put it as #1 and not #3
in your news, even!) :-) :-)
Also, do you have information about the Hanovers, as the Windsors changed
their name to be more acceptable I have heard. Are they British or are
they German? I have also heard that the Rothschilds were previously German
"Bauers", and changed their name to sound more British.
Thanks for your faithfulness to just keep reporting on topic!
Answer: I am not sure if I should have posted the notice in question. It
now looks a little suspicious.
I only published the report for the sake of curiosity but perhaps I should
have been more careful.
The honor of others even when long in their graves should be respected and
in this case the matter
has present day repercussions.
How after many centuries could the researcher have been certain of himself?
What records are there? Who wrote them? Did the report emerge from an enemy
of the monarchy
uttering a wicked slander?
How does he know that the adultery took place with an archer?
In those days seducing a queen was considered treason and the guilty party
would have been disposed of.
Was the matter known? Perhaps his data is mistaken? etc.
Nevertheless, suppose it was true? The Bible indicates that in one way or
other the rulers, especially the monarchs,
of Israel would be descended from David. In "Ephraim" we showed how this
prophecy could have been fulfilled in
several different ways.
See also: Biblical Proofs no. 36 :Ruled by Sons of David
Jeremiah 33:22, 26
In the future descendants of King David and of the Levites
will be exceedingly numerous (Jeremiah 33:22).
Jeremiah 33;17 "...DAVID SHALL NEVER WANT A MAN TO SIT UPON THE THRONE
The seed of Jacob will return and the seed of David will rule over them
[Jeremiah 33:22] AS THE HOST OF HEAVEN CANNOT BE NUMBERED, NEITHER THE SAND
OF THE SEA MEASURED: SO WILL I MULTIPLY THE SEED OF DAVID MY SERVANT, AND
THE LEVITES THAT MINISTER UNTO ME.
David was promised that the Rulership over Israel (or at least part of it)
would come from him.
[Jeremiah 33:25] THUS SAITH THE LORD; IF MY COVENANT BE NOT WITH DAY AND
NIGHT, AND IF I HAVE NOT APPOINTED THE ORDINANCES OF HEAVEN AND
[Jeremiah 33:26] THEN WILL I CAST AWAY THE SEED OF JACOB AND DAVID MY
SERVANT, SO THAT I WILL NOT TAKE ANY OF HIS SEED TO BE RULERS OVER THE SEED
OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC, AND JACOB: FOR I WILL CAUSE THEIR CAPTIVITY TO RETURN,
AND HAVE MERCY ON THEM.
I was also asked about the Plantaganet dynasty but cannot answer since I
have not studied the subject.
In my opinion the Tudor dynasty really were descendants of David through
the male line. The Russell family who may comprise
part of my ancestors were once described as "hereditary advisors to the
Concerning the Hanovers and the Rothschilds. I know very little about any
but have the impression that the Hanovers are legitimate Israelites
and that the Rothschilds were basically good people in some cases very
to everyone and that they have been much maligned because they were Jewish
money, two "crimes" that people find it difficult to forgive.
5. Brit-Am in Hebrew
We intend to put out a work in Hebrew based on "Origin" but expanded and
The book may well be a success and ultimately an English version should
also be available.
The Hebrew book will be titled "Achim Acharim" i.e. The Other Brithers.
and sub-tilted: "Eseret HaShavetim bein HaGoyim beMaariv and be Tzefon
"The Ten Tribes Amongst the Gentiles in the West and in North America".
We need money to produce the book and to distribute it.
6. The Khazars
We hope to publish a work on the Khazars proving their Israelite origin.
This work should also contain additional evidence proving that the
Anglo-Saxon and Scandinavian
peoples were descended from Israel. We hope to be able to publish it in
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7. Biblical Proofs no 112-113-114. Isaac, Jacob, and Israel
The Lost Ten Tribes were destined to be known by the names of the
forefathers, Abraham the Hebrew, Isaac, and Jacob. The name Jacob is
repeated in the Union Jack (the flag of Britain), and in the term Yank
which is a Hebrew alternative for Jack i.e. Jacob.
[Genesis 21:12] AND GOD SAID UNTO ABRAHAM, LET IT NOT BE GRIEVOUS IN THY
SIGHT BECAUSE OF THE LAD, AND BECAUSE OF THY BONDWOMAN; IN ALL THAT SARAH
HATH SAID UNTO THEE, HEARKEN UNTO HER VOICE; FOR IN ISAAC SHALL THY SEED BE
Ephraim and Manasseh would became a multitude in the midst of the earth and
the name of Jacob be called upon them and the name of his fathers Abraham
and Isaac (Genesis 48:16). This means primarily that the essence of the
forefathers would be expressed through the sons of Joseph. It has a
secondary meaning that the very names would recall the forefathers. Abraham
was known as the Hebrew(Genesis 14:13) and the early inhabitants of Britain
called themselves and were termed by others Iberimeaning Hebrews. Names
given to the Scythians (Isaac-Gulu, Ishkuza, Zohak, Saca, Sak, Saksin,
Saxon) and to the Saxons who settled England were derived from the name
Isaac. The name Jacobis recalled in the Union Jack of Britain meaning the
Uniting of Jacob, and in the nickname Yanki which is short for Jacob.
The Ten Tribes in the End Times are referred to in connection with the
raising up the Tribes of Jacob (Isaiah 49:6), The flag of Britain is called
the UNION JACK (i.e. union or covenant of Jacob) and the nickname Yankor
YANKEE for North American derives from a form of the name Jacob.
[Isaiah 49:6] AND HE SAID, IT IS A LIGHT THING THAT THOU SHOULDEST BE MY
SERVANT TO RAISE UP THE TRIBES OF JACOB, AND TO RESTORE THE PRESERVED OF
ISRAEL: I WILL ALSO GIVE THEE FOR A LIGHT TO THE GENTILES, THAT THOU MAYEST
BE MY SALVATION UNTO THE END OF THE EARTH.
Adapted from Ephraim chapter four:
The prophet Isaiah addressed himself frequently to the Lost Ten Tribes of
Israel. One of his several addresses to the Ten Tribes is found in chapter 49:
"Isles" and "isles of the sea" meaning mainly Isles in the
Atlantic Ocean (Isles of Britain and coastlines of northwest Europe and
North America) are several times mentioned in Scripture in a context
recalling the Lost Tribes of Israel.
"The Tribes of Jacob" (recalled above in ISAIAH 49) remind one
that the flag of Britain is called the UNION JACK (i.e. union or covenant
of Jacob) and the nickname YANKEE for North American is derivable from a
Hebrew form of Jacob.
This etymology is explained by I. E. Mozeson ("The Word", p.20 entry:
"ANKLE") and holds true regardless as to whether the name was derived from
the Dutch Janke, a Red Indian name for "English", or from the name of a Red
Indian Tribe. Whatever its origin, "YANK" is an acceptable shortening of
the Hebrew Jacob!! This name was given to citizens of the USA and the name
in Hebrew means Jacob.
"A light to the Gentiles" is what the British descended
peoples and northwest European peoples comparatively speaking have been
despite frequent moral mistakes. On the whole these nations have been the
best civilizing influence the world has ever known and they still
are despite everything!
"End of the earth", or "ends of the earth" is a frequent
expression in the Prophets concerning the Lost Ten Tribes and nearly all of
these peoples dwell at the geographical extremities of Continental masses
when the Biblical view of the Holy Land of Israel as the center is taken
into account. The servant of God (Israel) is entrusted with raising up the
Tribes of Jacob who will be a light unto the nations and bring salvation
unto the ends of the earth where most descendants of the Lost Ten Tribes
now dwell. The Land of Israel in Biblical terms is the center of the earth
and when measured from it most descendants of the Lost Ten Tribes dwell on
the geographical extremities, on the ends of the earth. The Tribes of
Israel are Jacob and represented by the Union Jack and the nickname
Jacob was also known as Israel:
[Genesis 32:28] AND HE SAID, THY NAME SHALL BE CALLED NO MORE JACOB, BUT
ISRAEL: FOR AS A PRINCE HAST THOU POWER WITH GOD AND WITH MEN, AND HAST
[Genesis 35:10] AND GOD SAID UNTO HIM, THY NAME IS JACOB: THY NAME SHALL
NOT BE CALLED ANY MORE JACOB, BUT ISRAEL SHALL BE THY NAME: AND HE CALLED
HIS NAME ISRAEL.
Israel is Yisra-el. The name Isru is derived from Israel. Isru was
considered one of the ancestors of the Irish and Scottish.
The monarchs and leaders (such as Cromwell) of England throughout history
referred to their people as Israel. It matters not whether they considered
this term to be applicable for spiritual reasons rather than physical ones
they nevertheless did apply the term to their people. The same may be said
concerning the early Puritan settlers of America.
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