Leadership by ‘House of Israel’ in exile
can prevent more war, lead to peace
The prophet Jeremiah writes of Rachel, beloved wife of Jacob and mother of Joseph and Benjamin, weeping for her children because she fears they no longer exist. But in His attribute of Justice tempered with Mercy,Grandfather promises Rachel “your children shall come again to their own border.” (Jeremiah 31:15-18)
This remarkable cry of Rachel who rested in a tomb apart from Jacob 800 years before Jeremiah “hears and records” her intercession, is sandwiched between references to Ephraim, as the “bechor” (Firstborn entitled to the “bechorah” – Birthright) in verse 9, and as a young bull unaccustomed to the “yoke” of Torah in verse 18.
The House of Joseph
Rachel’s intercession links directly to the progeny of her youngest grandson through her firstborn, Joseph, but indirectly to all of the non-Jewish “House of Joseph.” This includes the Manassah of eastern Asia found by Rabbi Eliyahu Avichayil mostly among the Shinlung of Burma and Thailand; and East M’nashe (so far linked to 38 Native American tribes, including the five nations of the Apache and the Navajo. See reprint of Ancient American magazine research at www.torah-voice.org/AAcovermarch2011.htm). Benjamin is also part of Joseph’s house defined in spiritual terms since the divining cup of Joseph was found in his sack. Benjamin’s divided loyalties between the House of Joseph in the north and the Jerusalem Temple in Benjamin’s Jerusalem precincts means Benjamin exists today among both the Jewish community and assimilated Joes.
Where is the voice of the Firstborn?
The Firstborn with the voice of the Firstborn and who was given the Birthright (the head and crown region depicted in the picture-story in the outline above, generally known as the “fields of Ephraim and the fields of the Shomron) ” is Ephraim. Where is Ephraim? Should theologians view this dramatic change in the Middle East as the “propitious time” for Ephraim to come out of exile to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian quagmire?
The best evidence of Ephraim‘s whereabouts comes from Jewish scholar Yohanan Hevroni ben David (John Hully) who established Ephraim’s identity as the Beit ‘Omri (House of Omri) in Assyrian exile. ‘Omri was a northern king who was respected by the Assyrians for his military prowess. More than 100 years after his death, the people of the Northern Kingdom of the House of Israel were called by the Assyrians, “the House of “Omri.” But outside of the land of Israel, ‘Omri is pronounced Gomeri. The prophesied intermarriage and assimilation between a Hebrew family from Shem and the Gomeri from Yaphet, begins to fulfill the earliest biblical prophesies by Noach that the descendants of Shem and Yaphet would somehow dwell together. (Genesis 9:27, 10:2)
The Torah forbids Israel to intermarry among the nations. Only the Jewish and Native American communities have remained relatively intact. The assimilation of Shem and Yaphet then occurs through the exile of the Shemite Northern Kingdom to the lands of Gomer in Ancient Assyria.
Linguistic clues ID ‘Ephraim’ as ‘Kymri‘ (Cimmerians)
Linguistic research has identified the Beit Gomeri as the Cymri (Kymri) or Cimmerians, when the name passes through Greek and English. These are the root stock of the Anglo-Saxon and Celtic peoples who settled — after traversing Europe — primarily in the Scandinavian countries to the north, and along the coast of Normandy before crossing the British Channel to populate Scotland and Kymri (Wales). The Cimmerians also populated Ireland. This means that the non-Jewish House of Israel is loosely described as the descendants of “Cimmerian” settlers across Europe and the colonization of and by Europe in the Americas and around the world. In other words, Ephraim is a multi-national, multi-ethnic people fully assimilated into every culture, language and people around the world.
Ephraim was/is also the biblical “group name” for all of the Northern Tribes of Israel in their exile. True to the prophecy of the example of the marriage of Hosea and Gomer, Ephraim has been scattered to the four winds, without mercy and totally disowned by God. The transition of Grandfather’s relationship to the Northern Tribes is telling in Hosea 1.
The Covenant Name of Mercy
He still is heard by His Divine Name connoting the Attribute of Justice tempered with Mercy when Jezreel is named, (literally the “seed God will scatter”). Jezreel (Yizra’el in Hebrew) also evidences a change of the name “Israel” to mean “scattered seed.”
Lo-ruhamah (Without Mercy) is a name given when Grandfather’s relationship changes from the Divine Name connoting Justice tempered with Mercy to “Elohim” (God) or He in His Attribute of Strict Justice. The same relationship exists when the third child, Lo-Ami “Not My People” is named.
That connection to the Mercy of God remained for Israelite East M’nashe, however, whose exile occurred from 17-23 years prior to that of the remaining House of Israel residing west of the Jordan. This is evident with the permutations of the Divine Name, (the Hebrew consonants Y,H and W and H) sung and drummed with different vowel sounds among virtually all Native tribes. Ancient Hebrew sages say this is the name of Grandfather when He deals with Israel according to the terms of His Covenant, “Justice tempered with Mercy. “ The name of Mercy is known by those never removed from His covenant, the House of Judah and East M’nashe.
‘Unaccustomed to the yoke’
The name of His Strict Justice is known by those renewed or restored to His covenant (largely via the Church). But true to Jeremiah’s prophesy this branch of assimilated Ephraim has either disdained or never fully returned to the Torah it once counted “a strange thing.” As a bullock unaccustomed to the “yoke of Torah” Ephraim within the Church abandoned its Torah foundation. Clearly, however, Jesus was sent to these scattered sheep and not the faithful of Judah or East M’nashe because these had no need of a renewed or repaired covenant, Instead, exile makes Restoration of the understanding of their original covenant paramount.
Attack commemorates 21 years of stopped ears
The Israeli attack in response to hundreds of unanswered Gaza rockets until last week marked the 21st anniversary of the Madrid Peace initiative. During those talks, “The speech nobody heard,” which tied the Torah read during the 8 days of those talks to the subject of the talks was published on the religion page of The Jerusalem Post. Israel’s choice of last week to retaliate means that same speech is still relevant because neither the Israelis nor Palestinians have heard or taken to heart.
‘Speech Nobody Heard in Madrid’ outlines biblical peace, contiguous Palestinian State
Repeated by demand from Above are the essential facts, now made crucial with the destruction wrought by this war. Strategically, Israel may be preparing for a confrontation with Iran by first exhausting the supply of Hamas missiles and perhaps Hizbullah missiles. Or is Hamas causing Israel to expend its expensive Iron Dome defense capabilitities? Regardless, the human dimension to this war and its outcome dictates a contiguous Palestinian state with permanently established BIBLICAL borders conditioned upon the end of the violence and bloodshed and on agreement that the modern Jewish state has a right to exist – The Zechariah Plan. See www.torah-voice.org
The two readings from the Torah during the Madrid talks, emphasized that the tomb purchased by Abraham for his wife Sarah cost him way too much silver but he did not object. Instead, Abraham made it clear to the Hittite from whom the tomb was purchased that it would be an “ACHUZAT kever.”
Arab confederacy claims possession of ‘ne’ot Elohim’ (tombs) in Israel
Achuzat is a Hebrew noun from the verb achaz which means to “grasp or hold” something. So the tomb was a burial (kever) “hold” and an early LEGAL entitlement of the descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob to the land promised their descendants by Grandfather. Others are the tombs of Rachel, the site of the Jerusalem Temple and a field purchased by Jeremiah at Anatot, a northern suburb of modern Jerusalem. Also, the “Kever Yoseif,” at Nablus, which was ancient Sh’chem. The tomb of Joshua, a descendant of Joseph, is believed to be located on the moutaintops of Itamar to the southeast of Nablus. Other tombs include that of Dan between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. Ancient tombs establishing ancient Israeli “holds” to the land dot the landscape.
Psalm 83 points out a confederation of Arab nations who conspire against Israel in order to boast that the “ne’ot Elohim” are “ours for a possession.” These are the “tombs of the righteous” as evidenced by King David’s description of being “made to lie down in a “ne’ot” (or green pasture). The forces opposing the Return of the House of Israel to be reunited with the House of Judah appear focused on claiming the spiritual stronghold of the “tombs.”
Christian tzaddik, Jewish tzaddikim, all ‘sons of God’
Just as Christians look to their tzaddik moshiah (righteous anointed one) on an “empty” cross, Orthodox Jews often pilgrimage to tombs of the righteous believing the tzaddik (righteous one) lives with one foot in this world and the other in the World To Come. Having overcome his/her evil inclination, he/she intercedes in both worlds for whomever honors him/her by visiting him/her while alive or his/her final resting place. This intercession is clearly stated in the case of Jesus, who like all tzaddikim were known as “sons of God,” but according to the meaning of this identity according to Halachah. See www.torah-voice.org/thedisputations.htm.
Two conflicting nations, peoples in womb of Rebecca
The Torah reading also established that Rebecca, wife of Isaac was having a difficult pregnancy. The Hebrew indicates someone was “running around” inside her womb. She went to a prophet who explained that she would give birth to TWO NATIONS and TWO l’umim (singular l’om). These are different and conflicting mindsets, ideologies and lifestyles. Rebecca was told Jacob and Esau would be rivals from the time they emerged from the womb and would NEVER find harmony. One would always be in ascendancy over the other. It is natural to see how this prophecy has been fulfilled in terms of the faith of Esau and the faith of Jacob.
The account of Jacob’s faith is recorded in Torah and the books of the Prophets. But Esau, the natural adversary of his brother, has gravitated toward the Koran, and the most radical interpretations of it. The words of Esau’s blessing by his father Isaac are telling. After Isaac is deceived by Rebecca into giving the blessing of the Firstborn to Jacob instead, Esau is told:
Is war a call for State of Israel to repent? Are Palestinians aggrieved?
“Behold of the oil of the Earth shall be your dwelling and of the dew of the heavens from above. By your SWORD you shall live, but your brother (Jacob) you shall serve; yet it shall be that when you are TAREED (aggrieved), you may cast off his yoke upon your neck.” (Genesis 27:40)
This is not your ordinary grievance. This is a grievance that is tied to the blessing Jacob received, which his father, Isaac, had intended for Esau.
The sages of Torah believe Esau’s right to throw off the yoke is conditioned upon the Torah disobedience of Israel. If Israel observes the Torah faithfully and not casually, the yoke on Esau remains but if Israel observes only casually, Esau not only throws off the yoke, but becomes Grandfather’s “sword” against Israel.
The sword of Allah for Israel’s disobedience, Hamas embodies Esau
This is evidenced by the vow made centuries later by all of Israel for all time at Mt. Horeb to BOTH Grandfather and His Allah! The vow in Deuteronomy 29:11ff clarifies that the blessings in the previous chapter for Torah obedience come from Grandfather and the curses alluded to “by the sword” come from His Allah … Islam or the form of radical Islam adopted by Hamas. This means Hamas is spiritually embodying the “House of Esau.”
Another biblical prophet, Obadiah, the only prophet whose words are recorded in the Bible who is descended from Esau, warned his people (today’s Palestinians) that when Jacob would return to his possessions (which began occurring about 1917), he would find those possessions occupied by the House of Esau . Further those Palestinians who remain in this Birthright region, would be annihilated. (Obadiah 17ff). This establishes the spiritual identity of the “occupiers” as Palestinians who occupy Jacob’s possessions, not the other way around as the British mandate and the media have asserted for the past 30 years. “Israeli occupied Palestinian (or Arab) territory” is how the Birthright has been falsely characterized by media since it became “No Man’s Land.”
Throwing off the yoke tied to ‘united strength’ of Arab confederacy
The feeling that Esau may now “throw off the yoke” because Israel has become largely a secular (meaning non-observant) Jewish state comes at a time when the Arab world is feeling its oats led by the Moslem Brotherhood. The Brotherhood now controls Egypt and has helped Hamas overcome a major obstacle. When Hamas uprooted control of the Gaza from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in 2007, former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak agreed with Israel to close the borders of Gaza. Reopening those borders appears to be the major term from Hamas of this cease-fire, and a major concern to the Israeli leadership due to the likelihood that Hamas will simply re-arm.
The top Hamas leader in exile, Khaled Mashaal, is stirring up the Arab world with talk that the 22 Arab nations are now stronger than Israel if they act in concert. Overall, Hamas is in a strong position to negotiate a truce deal, Mashaal claims while safe himself from Israeli attack. He cites the new diplomatic support since the Arab Spring, Hamas’ popularity in the Gaza and the large arsenal of rockets.
The Koran’s ‘holy war’ in two parts
Mashaal’s comments seem to be code words to the radicals among the Koran-faithful that the Arab Spring has united the Arab nations and their duty is to now “win the war.”
The Koran dictates this holy war in two parts. First there is the war of peace, which means one makes a treaty with his enemies ONLY until he becomes the stronger party. So “peace”, “truce”, or “cease-fire” in the Koran do not have the same meanings to the Western world. This may explain why it is necessary for Israel to always exact more force than has been exacted against her. Anything less is a sign of weakness to the radicals who follow Islam. When the Koran-faithful perceive themselves to be the stronger party, then the second part of the war kicks in.
War to the death
The war to the death applies to all lands that were at any time under the domain of Islam according to the literature disseminated by Hamas in the late 1980s. That would include Israel and Jerusalem although Muhammad never came to Jerusalem and the city is mentioned only in connection with a dream of Muhammad that his horse ascended to Heaven from the Rock today under the Dome of the Rock, the site where Isaac was offered and elevated.
Wells dug by Isaac, father of Jacob and Esau could locate border of Palestinian state
Isaac succeeded his father Abraham in the Torah portion read as the war erupted last week. He mystically offers a solution that could lead to a permanent end to hostilities … if Ephraim will step forward and claim his Birthright and Israeli and Palestinian archaeologists can locate the wells and Negev sites of Sitnah, Esek and Rehovot.
Sitnah, from the Hebrew “Satan” and Esek connote “enmity” and “vexation.” Wells dug by Isaac’s servants were claimed by the Philistines in whose land Isaac then sojourned. But when Rehovot was dug, the Philistines did not protest and Isaac was able to sojourn in peace. Find these wells somewhere in the Negev and you have the eastern border for a Palestinian State, which should minimally include the fertile Sh’felah and its five crop rotations yearly. The northern border may be alluded to by the prophet Zechariah as the Israeli cities of Ashquelon or Ashdod. (See my blog on “Boundary Stones”). If so, this would expedite the state with the infrastructure of a modern Israeli city. But all of Judea-Samaria would be absent of Palestinians and permanent borders would be established between Esau and Jacob.
Bush Road Map, Pre-’67 lines usurp biblical birthright, relate to economic curse
The Bush Road Map to Peace in the Middle East is alleged by Apache (Gershonite priests assimilated with never uncovenanted East M’nashe, www.torah-voice.org/AAcovermarch2011.htm) to be at the root of the present economic curse on America and all nations who side with America in promoting a Palestinian state on Ephraim’s Birthright. The Road Map would have forged a Palestinian state out of the pre-1967 lines, which would have sandwiched Israel between Gaza and Hamas to the south and west and the formerly called “West Bank” of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to the north and east.
Curiously those pre-1967 borders define the outline of a crown atop a man’s head, the head and crown falling entirely within the borders of Rachel’s kids.
Ephraim needed to assert Birthright claim
If Ephraim will stand and claim his Birthright, then “Judea-Samaria,” which has been the biblical name for the “West Bank” for the past 2,500 years, will be removed from the table as part of a Palestinian state. The region must accomplish what its name is prophesied to do: Return, reunite and reconcile the never reconciled families of the House of Judah (led by the kingdom of the House of David) and the House of Israel (led by the monarchy of the House of Joseph replaced by the Samaritans when exiled). In that dispute today mostly over Halachah (or how one practically walks out the commands of Torah), unless Palestinians would be willing to become part of the separate l’om (people) of Jacob through observance of Torah or minimally accept the Seven Laws of Noach, which preclude murder and “hamas” (violence), Palestinians would be out of place.
Hamas rockets abuse Palestinian role in peace, betray insincerity but Zechariah Plan awaits
Grandfather’s way is to close one door before opening another. The door to peace with Hamas rule of the Gaza is shutting. The Palestinian abuse of even closed borders (to acquire thousands of rockets) betrays an insincere partner for peace until that leadership is reformed or replaced.
Regardless, a door to redraw a separate and contiguous and peaceful Palestinian state should open when the smoke clears from this war, after Israel has preempted Hamas rockets and possibly Hezbullah rockets and marginalized Syria’s chemical agent capability and taken out Iran’s nuclear reactor. Until then, the ultra-Nationalistic pride of the Palestinian people, which Zechariah wrote also would be removed – must be removed. When Palestinians are serious about peace, the Zechariah Plan – based on Zechariah 9 – awaits.
Zechariah envisioned contiguous Palestinian state, Return of Joes
This plan redraws the Palestinian state to include the Gaza and contiguous regions north and east of the Gaza, including parts of the fertile Sh’felah, which enjoys up to five crop rotations a year. The modern Israeli cities of Ashquelon and/or Ashdod are mentioned by Zechariah as possible northern borders. Certainly with Gaza’s infrastructure bombed to Hell, these two cities would meet that need. The leading reason the World Bank decided earlier this year that the Palestinians are not ready to declare a state relates to inadequate infrastructure. The present war has aggravated this shortcoming.
In exchange for this far better alternative than Judea-Samaria, the Palestininan population would vacate en masse the “fields of Ephraim” and “the fields of the Shomron” or the Birthright possessions of Joseph, which would become the possession of neither Jews nor Palestinians, but could be annexed by the State of Israel for the Return of the House of Joseph.
Maggid ben Yoseif
Also see these related blogs:
31 July 2012: Economic curse is ‘biblical’ for tampering with birthright
25 June 2012: Israelis, Palestinians and Apache, Oh My!