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Brit-Am Now no. 1431
The Lost Ten Tribes of Israel Movement
20 December 2009, 3 Tevet 5770
Contents:
1. Brit-Am e-mail posting policies
2. All Letters (unless expressly requested otherwise) on Brit-Am Matters May be published!!!
3.
Cristian Sildan: Issachar in Central Europe?
4. Henry Rhea:  "Special Knowledge"  and the Chosen People
5. Proverbs 18 (New King James Version)


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We give out information and share opinions.
This forum is heavily monitored and any letter sent to us may be posted or not posted and edited at our discretion.
[We know this may sound somewhat severe but up unto now the overwhelming majority of our subscribers seem to have been pleased with how the list is handled.
Our "editing" in effect is no more than that which is generally practiced by most other media outlets. ]

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on behalf of Brit-Am, Movement of the Lost Ten Tribes of Israel.



2. All Letters (unless expressly requested otherwise) on Brit-Am Matters May be published!!!
NOTE:  All letters to Brit-Am are liable to be posted on one or other of our regular features UNLESS a specific request is attached saying otherwise!!!
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Perhaps we are simply not up to our usual dynamic super-alert state of awareness? etc.
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Anecdote:
A certain pastor (who was also then a personal friend) once sent us a letter containing points on religious matters.
We did not post it.
He wrote to us.
We evaded an answer.
He rang up a mutual friend in Israel.
The friend rang
Yair.
Yair said the letter contained controversial religious comment beyond our sphere of interest.
The friend received another call from the Pastor and rang
Yair again.
The friend said, Delete the controversial sections.
We did and posted an expurgated version.
The pastor accused us of dishonesty and misrepresentation and hinted that henceforth potential support for Brit-Am (that it had been indicated we might receive) was about to suffer, and indeed the previously hoped-for support never materialized from that direction.




3. Cristian Sildan: Issachar in Central Europe?
Peace again Yair,
And thanks for the material.
I feel the need to talk about my own opinions, including the gut feelings for which I have little proof but nevertheless, it comes from legends and small bits of proof.
In my understanding, Europe as far as males go is 40% Japhetic, 5 % Chamitic and 55% Semitic. I think all three lines are pretty evenly distributed, with Japhetites being mostly Gomer Magog and Meshek in the North and Javan Tiras and Tubal in the South. Madai mostly remained in Asia.
As for Shem, for the sake of simplicity let's say I think his descendants are 5% Asshur (mostly among Germans and Russians - there's this thing about "tsar" coming from Assyrian "Sar"), 5% Elam (mostly among Slavs), 5% Lud, Aram and various Arfaxad (probably everywhere) 5% Peleg and Eber (mostly the Balkans, the Danube valley and Iberia and maybe Italy, all places of Pelasgian fame), 5% Esau and other Abraham and Lot (probably everywhere) and 30% Israel and Judah (mostly in the West). But I wonder if the prediction about Issachar doesn't apply to the whole of Central Europe, since we've been all pretty lazy and stubborn asses in good land and all the time under two empires tearing us apart.



4. Henry Rhea:  "Special Knowledge"  and the Chosen People
Re Brit-Am Now no. 1430
#2. Reactions to Edgar M Leonard Sr.
#(a) Damon Casale:  *Everyone wants to be the chosen people.*
http://britam.org/now2/1430Now.html#Reactions

Hello, Yair.

Right on to Damon Casale: "Everyone wants to be the chosen people."
You have hit it right on the head!  That goes hand in hand with my
response some months back about "special knowledge" seeming to
"elevate" its holders above the rest, that being what appeared to be
the attraction to all the conspiracy nuts to the Brit Am message,
thus bringing them to your attention in greater proportion than are
actually among us here in America.  And likewise, among people so
attracted to the Worldwide Church of God of which I was once a part
and Herbert Armstrong's message of Israelite descent.

Henry Rhea
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Brit-Am Reply:
The Bible says that Israel is the Chosen People. Both Judah and Joseph are chosen.
That is what the Bible says.
Being Chosen involves obligations beyond those expected of the not-chosen.
Whether or not people are attracted to the idea of the Chosen People for reasons of their own is besides the point.
If one does not believe in the Bible or disagree with how we interpret it then that is another problem.
As for Conspiracy Theory Freaks we will deal with this at more length elsewhere. Suffice to say that adherents to these disreputable notions are unfortunately quite numerous amongst conservative and fundamentalist circles in general. 
Brit-Am is no exception. If anything, we are less infected than other groups and have more or less succeeded in cauterizing ourselves against this menace.
The Worldwide Church of God historically provided a service in helping to spread consciousness of the Lost Ten Tribes.
They and their offshoots have their own forums for discussion but those of them who come to us are more than welcome.



5. Proverbs 18 (New King James Version)
http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Proverbs+18&version=NKJV

 1 A man who isolates himself seeks his own desire;
      He rages against all wise judgment.
       2 A fool has no delight in understanding,
      But in expressing his own heart.
       3 When the wicked comes, contempt comes also;
      And with dishonor comes reproach.
       4 The words of a man's mouth are deep waters;
      The wellspring of wisdom is a flowing brook.
       5 It is not good to show partiality to the wicked,
      Or to overthrow the righteous in judgment.
       6 A fool's lips enter into contention,
      And his mouth calls for blows.
       7 A fool's mouth is his destruction,
      And his lips are the snare of his soul.
       8 The words of a talebearer are like tasty trifles,[a]
      And they go down into the inmost body.
       9 He who is slothful in his work
      Is a brother to him who is a great destroyer.
       10 The name of the LORD is a strong tower;
      The righteous run to it and are safe.
       11 The rich man's wealth is his strong city,
      And like a high wall in his own esteem.
       12 Before destruction the heart of a man is haughty,
      And before honor is humility.
       13 He who answers a matter before he hears it,
      It is folly and shame to him.
       14 The spirit of a man will sustain him in sickness,
      But who can bear a broken spirit?
       15 The heart of the prudent acquires knowledge,
      And the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.
       16 A man's gift makes room for him,
      And brings him before great men.
       17 The first one to plead his cause seems right,
      Until his neighbor comes and examines him.
       18 Casting lots causes contentions to cease,
      And keeps the mighty apart.
       19 A brother offended is harder to win than a strong city,
      And contentions are like the bars of a castle.
       20 A man's stomach shall be satisfied from the fruit of his mouth;
      From the produce of his lips he shall be filled.
       21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue,
      And those who love it will eat its fruit.
       22 He who finds a wife finds a good thing,
      And obtains favor from the LORD.
       23 The poor man uses entreaties,
      But the rich answers roughly.
       24 A man who has friends must himself be friendly,[b]
      But there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.
  

Footnotes:
Proverbs 18:8 A Jewish tradition reads wounds.
Proverbs 18:24 Following Greek manuscripts,
Syriac, Targum, and Vulgate; Masoretic Text reads may come to ruin.






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