The Bull Calf
of the Lost Ten Tribes
The Joseph Aspect
by Yair Davidiy
Biblical Evidence: The Joseph Aspect
The isles should be aware that
God will gather in the scattered ones of Israel (Jeremiah 31:10). Rachel
(the mother of Joseph) will no longer
have to weep over the exile of her children for they will return (31:15-16).
Ephraim (Jeremiah 31:18) is called a bullock or young bull:
In Hebrew the word translated as "bullock" is "aegel". Historically
this very name "Aegel" was a diminutive
(favorite nickname) for the ethnic term "Angle". The Angles gave England (i.e. Angle-land) its name. Together
with the Saxons, Jutes, Vandals,
and others the Angles conquered from the Celts the land that was later named "England". The Angles were also
called Aegels. The appellations Angle and Aegel were employed interchangeably.
The Hebrew word for young bull is
"Aegel". Rashi (Rabbi Shlomo Yistchaki 1040-1105 CE) was the foremost Medieval Jewish Commentator. In commentating
on this verse (Jeremiah 31:18) Rashi
states that the Hebrew word "Aegel" (Young Bull) was a name applied to Ephraim. As we saw, this was also another name
applied to the English. The English
now nickname themselves "John Bull". Since the early 1800s the figure of John Bull has been used to portray
Britain in political cartoons. John
Bull parallels Uncle Sam who represents the USA.
Political Cartoon depicting Britain as "John Bull"
The English (Angles) were also
known as Aegels. The names Aegel and Angle appear to have been interchangeable. In Hebrew
they could be two alternative ways
of pronouncing the same word. For example, in old Ashkenazic (European) Hebrew the "ayin"-letter could
have an "an" sound instead of the usual "a", thus Yankel was a nickname for
someone called Yakov, with the Ya-
in Yacov being pronounced as "Yan". Similarly Aegel and Angel could
originally have both been different
forms of the Hebrew word "Aegel".
England (Angle-land) was named
after the Angles. Angle is another form for Aegel and aegel was a nick-name for Ephraim.
Aegel means young bull.
This is an important point: The
verse (Jeremiah 31:18) is therefore strongly indicating that the English (Angles) are to be
identified with Ephraim.
Concerning Joseph, Moses commented:
"I HAVE SURELY HEARD EPHRAIM BEMOANING HIMSELF THUS; THOU HAST CHASTISED
ME, AND I WAS CHASTISED, AS A BULLOCK [Hebrew: AEGEL] UNACCUSTOMED TO THE
YOKE: TURN THOU ME, AND I SHALL BE TURNED; FOR THOU ART THE LORD MY GOD."
"HIS GLORY IS LIKE THE FIRSTLING OF HIS BULL".
Ephraim shall return.