"Brit-Am Now"- 437
1. Jack Flaws: Comment
2. Conversion of the "Stranger"
3. Article on Tartessos
4. Psalms 13
5. Brit-Am Needs You!
1. Jack Flaws: Comment
From: Jack Flaws <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: "Brit-Am Now"-436
item 5. Answer to Criticism
Hey, Yair. I got this kind of mail too. But I don't envy you your Public
I don't usually even reply to such ignorance.
I want to commend you for your very gracious and objective reply to this
"person." I mean, the most caustic statement in the whole reply was that
the writer probably hadn't read any of your work.
People like this need to be told to go read a book.
Your objectivity is one of the things about you that I value.
I've been studying the Lost Tribes for about 18 years. I've got a 26 hour
series of radio programs on the subject. I have more than ten pages of LT
on my site. I've been taught by many good scholars, but most to their work
seems to be introduction to yours. I believe that you are the Premier Lost
Tribes researcher extant.
2. Conversion of the "Stranger"
re "Brit-Am Now"-435
item 2. could I be part of the lost ten tribes?
<<The chances are that if you live in an "Isrealite" nation identify with
them and feel Israelite
that you indeed are of Israelite origin. And if you are not you could be
as one according to the principle that "the stranger who dwells amongst you
will be considered as one of you"
and will inherit with you. See
[Ezekiel 47:22] AND IT SHALL COME TO PASS, THAT YE SHALL DIVIDE IT BY LOT
FOR AN INHERITANCE UNTO YOU, AND TO THE STRANGERS THAT SOJOURN AMONG YOU,
WHICH SHALL BEGET CHILDREN AMONG YOU: AND THEY SHALL BE UNTO YOU AS BORN IN
THE COUNTRY AMONG THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL; THEY SHALL HAVE INHERITANCE WITH
YOU AMONG THE TRIBES OF ISRAEL.
<<Non-Israelites who have settled amongst us, identified with us and shared
our trials and tribulations alongside us will be considered as the same as
us. They will be part of whatsoever Tribe of Israel they have dwelt amongst.>>
Nancy Miller requested an explanation. We said that the Lost Ten Tribes in
the Future would (with Judah) renew the Covenant
and that this would have the same legal effect as conversion. The
non-Israelite "strangers" who dwell amongst Israelites and identify
with them will also partake of this process and so it will be that they are
automatically "converted" the same as all the other Israelites.
For this reason they will have the same status as everyone else.
This is according to our understanding of the sources. It may not be exact
concerning details but in principle it is reliable.
>4. Article on Tartessos
>Looking For A Lost City
>by: Steven A. Arts
> There is nothing quite so envigorating as the story of a lost city.
> Stories from archaeology and fiction are replete with such tales, both
> real and fanciful.
> One such lost city is called Tartessus or Tartessos by the ancient
> Romans and Greeks. Some people think that the city called Tarshish in the
> Old Testament of the Bible refers to that same city.
> The ancient Greek philosopher, Plato, told us about the virtual sea
> of mud and debris where once brave Atlantis stood. The German
> archaeologist Adolph Shulten thought that Tartessus was the historical
> Atlantis and set about searching for the ruins. Alas, he never did find
> the ancient city. It remains undiscovered to this very day.
> After many years of research into various written sources, I have to
> agree somewhat with Schulten. If there ever was a real Atlantis,
> Tartessus comes closest to fitting all of the various criteria.
> The Old Testament is replete with references to that old city. Take
> II Chronicles 9:21 as an example:
> "For the kings ships went to Tarshish with the servants of Huram:
> every three years once came the ships of Tarshish bringing gold, and
> silver, ivory, apes and peacocks."
> Huram was, of course, the world-renowned King Hiram of Tyre, a city
> in Phoenicia, just north of ancient Israel. Most people think of Hiram as
> a great Phoenician king, though scholars think that the name was the
> title of all Tyrian kings.
> This quote from the Old Testament took place in the time of Hiram
> and King Solomon of Israel. No other Phoenician city is mentioned here;
> just Tyre by implication, and mention of Hiram's name. This trade had
> obviously been going on for quite some time. To get the "ivory, apes and
> peacocks" the ships of Tarshish would have had to journey down the
> northwest coast of the African continent, past the Sahara desert to
> central Africa, in order to procure these exotic objects.
>Tarshish possessed "gold, and silver, ivory, apes and peacocks." Tarshish
>was in a perfect geographical position to obtain gold and silver from the
>nearby Sierra Morena mountains in southern Spain, if that is indeed where
>it was located. Ivory, apes and peacocks could have come from the nearby
>northern and western African coasts.
> Doing research into the lost city of Tartessus or Tarshish, the
> conclusion is that the city was formerly located in southwestern Spain,
> very near the modern city of Cadiz, which was called Gades in ancient
> times. The ships of Tarshish were said to be located on the Atlantic side
> of the Pillars of Hercules, this last being identified with modern
> Gibraltar. Gades was later the most important Phoenician city on the
> Atlantic Ocean.
> II Kings 10:22 says: "For the king had at sea a navy of Tharshish
> with the navy of Hiram: once in three years came the navy of Tharshish,
> bringing gold, and silver, ivory and apes, and peacocks." Again the
> references to African natural products. Tharshish is just a variant
> spelling of Tarshish in the Bible.
> Carthaginian coins have been found in the Azores Islands, proof that
> the ancient mariners had the ability to travel great distances from the shore.
> There is a further mention of silver in the Bible in Jeremiah 10:9.
> "Silver spread into plates is brought from Tarshish, and gold from Uphaz,
> the work of workmen, and the hands of the founder; blue and purple their
> clothing; they are all the work of cunning men."
> II Chronicles 20:36 says: "And he joined himself with him to make
> ships to go to Tarshish: and they make the ships at Ezion-Geber." Now
> Ezion-Geber was an ancient city located on the Gulf of Aquaba, which is
> itself an arm of the Red Sea. Look at a map of that area. Ships built
> there would either have to be transported to the Mediterranean Sea
> overland through ancient Israel, or circumnavigate the entire continent
> of Africa. For the Suez Canal was far in the future. Perhaps that is why
> it took the ships of Tarshish so long to reach her European and west
> Asian ports of call. There is literary proof that the Phoenicians sailed
> from Ezion-Geber, around Africa, and through the Mediterranean Sea, back
> to Phoenicia, in ancient times.
> II Chronicles 20:37 says: "Then Eliezer the son of Dodovah of
> Mareshah prophesied against Johoshaphat saying, because thou hast joined
> thyself with Ahaziah, the Lord hath broken thy works. And the ships were
> broken, that they were not able to go to Tarshish."
> The area where Tarshish was supposedly located, the area of the
> Guadalquivir River in southwestern Spain, has a long history. In 1923
> there was a late Bronze Age hoard of bronzes discovered off the coast of
> a city called Huelva. There were, among the many discoveries, an Irish
> lunate spearhead and some Cypriote finds.
> That there were Irish finds in this area is not really surprising.
> In the area of northern Brittany lived a Celtic tribe which the ancients
> called the Oestrymians. This tribe was supposedly associated with the
> Tartessians, and were said to have helped those people mine the Scilly
> Islands off the southwest coast of Britain. That Celtic tribes as far
> apart as the Oestrymians and the Irish traded with one another is not
> There is also an ancient tradition in Ireland that that island was
> invaded by the Irish from northern Spain. This was the group that
> tradition terms the Milesians.
> It was often thought that the Phoenicians themselves mined the
> Scilly Islands. However, this new information tells us that the
> Tartessians, with the help of the local Oestrymians, actually mined the
> islands for tin. It makes sense, because in more historically recorded
> times, none other than Julius Caesar recorded how the Veneti, a Gaulish
> Celtic tribe in the same area of Brittany, were accomplished mariners. It
> is perhaps possible that the Oestrymians and the Veneti were even one and
> the same tribe, or closely related to one another.
> The "Anacreon" by Strabo also links Tartessus with the popular
> demi-god Heracles. The first king of Tartessus was supposed to have been
> named Habis, who made laws to unite the people. The Tartessians also had
> close ties to the eastern Greeks, especially the lost Greek colony called
> Mainake in southwestern Spain.
> Wherever the ancient city of Tartessus is located, it was important
> in the ancient world. Perhaps one day someone will find this important,
> but little-known world. Then the legacy of Adolph Schulten will be remembered.
>Editor's note: This article was published online at The Anomalist web site
>in December 2001.
4. Psalms 13
"TO HE WHO GRANTS VICTORY A PSALM OF DAVID".
<<TO HE WHO GRANTS VICTORY>>
This is the interpretation of S.R. Hirsch. In Hebrew it says,
"LeMeNatzeach" which could also mean
"To the Chief Musician" which is how it is commonly translated.
"LeMeNatzeach" literally means "To He who conquers" but it could also
connote to he who controls which is what a Chief Musician or musical
[Psalms 13:1] HOW LONG WILT THOU FORGET ME, O LORD? FOR EVER? HOW LONG
WILT THOU HIDE THY FACE FROM ME?
S.R. Hirsch considers this Psalm 13 a kind of introduction to Psalm 14 in
which help from the oppressors of Israel and Judah is beseeched. An
individual in trouble could also use it. A person who is suffering from
trials and tribulations often can feel abandoned and rejected. We all have
gone through such experiences at some time or other.
[Psalms 13:2] HOW LONG SHALL I TAKE COUNSEL IN MY SOUL, HAVING SORROW IN MY
HEART DAILY? HOW LONG SHALL MINE ENEMY BE EXALTED OVER ME?
It happens that a person makes enemies, sometimes through his own fault and
sometimes for just being what he is. Evil people often hate good ones for
no other reason than that they hate goodness. It hurts when your enemy has
a hold over you or is even only in a position to exalt over your
misfortune, It is even worse when the enemy is able to actively and
viciously persecute and pursue after you.
Palestinians kill innocent Jews including women and children, mutilate
their bodies and then dance in the streets. Sometimes they are rewarded
when would be "do-gooders" take their side and give them concessions at
the expense of the righteous believers in the promises of the
[Psalms 13:3] CONSIDER AND HEAR ME, O LORD MY GOD: LIGHTEN MINE EYES, LEST
I SLEEP THE SLEEP OF DEATH;
Simply put help me lest due to the oppression and troubles I am suffering I
collapse altogether and die due to sorrow, sickness, or violence. Also a
plea for help lest due to the stringency of my position I sin
and do something to get out of my position that could result in spiritual
[Psalms 13:4] LEST MINE ENEMY SAY, I HAVE PREVAILED AGAINST HIM; AND THOSE
THAT TROUBLE ME REJOICE WHEN I AM MOVED.
Simply put the enemy here is a real physical oppressor the like of which
many of us at some time or other have had the misfortune to meet up
with. The "enemy" may also be taken to represent our own wicked nature
that uses our misfortunes to depress us and turn us away from the good and
[Psalms 13:5] BUT I HAVE TRUSTED IN THY MERCY; MY HEART SHALL REJOICE IN
Whatever the case trust in God and you will be benefited with an uplifting
of the spirit. Sometimes it only needs a change in attitude to burst forth
from darkness into light.
[Psalms 13:6] I WILL SING UNTO THE LORD, BECAUSE HE HATH DEALT BOUNTIFULLY
<<HATH DEALT BOUNTIFULLY WITH ME>>: Hebrew "gamal" translatable as
"requited". It could be that at some time we did a good deed by virtue of
which the Almighty miraculously frees us from dire circumstances. We may
have done a relatively small thing that we never really thought much of but
the Almighty takes the merit that we had, magnifies it greatly and pays it
back to us in manifold ways.
Through prayer salvation can come through and bounteous
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According to the Bible ten out of the twelve tribes of Israel split away
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the Assyrians (2-Kings 17:18).
They forget their identity (Hosea 1:9 7:8 Isaiah 49:21) and became the Lost
Ten Tribes. In the future they will re-unite with the Jews (Ezekiel 37,
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extremities of the earth such as North America, the British Isles,
Scandinavia, the Netherlands, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa
(Deuteronomy 33:13 Isaiah 24:16 26:15 41:8-9 49:6), to be the richest
(Genesis 27:28 49:25 Deuteronomy 33:13-16 Hosea 2:8), and most powerful
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international strategic bases (Genesis 22:16-17 24:60). All of these points
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