"In Search of Isaac's Children"
Part 6 of 32
By Willie Martin
America Is New Jer<->USA<->Lem and New Zion The White Race Of The Christian Nations Of The West Are The Descendants Of The Tribes Of Israel
The significance of race is gravely under-evaluated today, yet the Bible stresses the importance of maintaining purity of racial descent among all the different races. Intermarriages between the people of God (The White Race) and other races were/is strictly forbidden. The Scriptural tabulation of pedigrees exhibits meticulous detail as the carefully recorded genealogical tables disclose.
Every race and people upon the face of the globe today must of necessity have ancestors, their very existence proves this to be so. Yet how many of those can name their own ancestors of a few generations ago? As with the individuals, so with people, the knowledge of the past becomes lost while its record is neglected and forgotten as the needs of the present leave little time to contemplate what has now become history.
In the life of nations, with the passing of centuries, ancient names have been lost and new names acquired as people migrated from one geographical location to another. In these movements, to escape conditions of the past, all knowledge of that past was obliterated by time and the very names, activities and nationalities of ancestors were not only lost but former locations, and even the years consumed in migratory movements, were remembered no more.
To all intents and purposes, in so far as modern scholarship is concerned, modern peoples and nations sprang from nothing and when the history of ancient races, peoples and nations is studied it is without any thought that it can possibly be the history of the ancestors of those who are thus reading those ancient records.
Because this is so, and because men have taken an attitude which disassociates ancient races from modern peoples, few have undertaken to trace their origin and study the identification marks that indicate who they are, from whence they came and the identification of their ancestors in former times.
Now the past is important and if we identify the ancestors of modern nations it will lead to an understanding of many things which at present puzzle men, bringing only confusion when they try to fathom the reason for things as they are.
Why are certain races distrustful of each other today? Can it be that there are race antagonisms which have persisted throughout the centuries, the result of ancient injustices and animosities?
While the reason for the origin of this distrust and antagonism has been lost in antiquity, yet in the subconscious soul of races there is a recognition, in this spirit of distrust, of potential enemy in the descendants of those who were enemies in former times. It is an intuitive distrust although the reason for that distrust has long been forgotten.
Because all this is so and because God made certain promises to a certain race - which promises were to be fulfilled in the descendants of this race, even in modern times - the identification of this race will bring a more clear understanding of many events that are now taking place. There are two ways to approach this subject.
One is to begin with modern nations and trace their history backward and thus discover their origin. Another method is to begin with ancient races and as we follow the course of history identify peoples in movements and migrations of the past and note the different names assumed by them in the course of centuries; and when we finally come to the study of the history of modern times, the identification will have been completed. This latter course is the one often followed by those who have in the past undertaken to set forth the Anglo-Saxon, Celtic identity and responsibility. First, however, it became evident to them that this people resembled, through the marks given by the prophets, the Race of the Book to whom the prophets were addressing a message for these days in which we live.
Before taking up the matter of identification it is important to settle a controversial question, often raised when the identity of the Anglo-Saxon, Celtic peoples with Israel of old is mentioned. Are the Anglo-Saxon, Germanic, Celtic peoples a distinct race, or are they but a mixture of many races? Now we recognize in individuals certain family characteristics that persist as family traits and are inherited from generation to generation. Races have the same characteristics for there are inherent, in every race, racial traits peculiar to that race and so recognized by all men familiar with racial types. This is well illustrated in the fact that two distinct races will not respond alike under a given set of circumstances. A nation facing a sudden crisis, regardless of its present culture or modern training, will immediately revert to type. This in itself is a distinguishing feature by which a racial stock may be known and identified.
One who knows these facts to be so will mentally classify the peoples according to race characteristics. He will not expect an Italian to act like a Prussian when faced with a sudden emergency. Also, he would not judge the action of an Anglo-Saxon as though he were dealing with a Frenchman. He knows there are dominating racial characteristics which he would expect to find manifested in the activities of the people of their respective races. Thus there are racial boundaries which are far more accurately drawn than national geographical boundaries. Political pressure and war can change these national boundaries, but no amount of persecution or pressure will change racial characteristics or traits.
Thus, apart even from the evidence of history, the origin of a race can be traced through race characteristics. We find that modern nations and races show characteristics manifested by their ancestors in ancient times. Such racial traits constitute one of the strongest marks of identification with the peoples of the past, which racial types demonstrate that the Anglo-Saxon, Germanic, Celtic peoples are not a mixed multitude, though residing in their midst are people of many races.
One of the outstanding characteristics of the Anglo-Saxon, Germanic, Celtic peoples, and a trait particularly marked in a strong degree among them, is their love of freedom. History has proven again and again their willingness to fight and die for freedom rather than to be enslaved or even to pay tribute.
The White Races' desire for freedom has produced such documents as the Magna Charta, the Scottish Declaration of Independence, The American Declaration of Independence, and the Constitution of the United States. No other people on the face of the earth have given to posterity such lofty ideals of freedom.
Other races have lacked the essential motivating power that would urge them on to such attainments. But the White Race, even in the face of almost insurmountable obstacles, have pressed on, led by a destiny not of their making, with freedom their goal as they strive for peace, and in attainment of this purpose they never admit defeat.
Perhaps one of the greatest evidences that a people desire freedom is their reaction to taxation. The White Race have stood many types of abuse, having seen their leaders become faithless to their trust, causing them to endure hardships of mal-administration. They have even willingly submitted to excess taxation when it has been of their own levying, but they have certainly refused to submit to any form of taxation without representation.
The modern history of our race shows a people ever moving westward to escape the oppression and tyranny of rulers who endeavored to enslave them. The coming of the Pilgrims and others to our shores was merely a continuation of the ever westward movement of a people who originally moved from Asia into Europe as they migrated westward in a desire to escape oppression.
The hardships of the trail meant little in comparison to the blessings of freedom. The records of the Scythians, Goths and Visgoths show this predominating desire for independence. Whence came this people, possessing such a spirit that amounts almost to fanaticism? No race other than the White Race possess it to such a marked degree.
A History Of The Travels Of Israel
The Bible story begins: "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth." (1) In the rest of Chapter One we are told about the creation of the animals and all the living creatures on the earth and under the sea. It also relates to us of the "creating" of the first men and women.
Chapter Two tells of the "forming" of Adam [The First White Man], and of him being in the garden of Eden, of Eve, their disobedience, and their removal from the Garden.
In the next few pages we read of the flood, the saving of Noah and his household, the spreading of their descendants across the land. Next, we learn of the building of the tower of Babel, its destruction; God's confounding of the people's language, and their dispersion across the earth.
In just a few chapters, God covers many centuries, including awesome and terrifying calamities; Then God speaks to just One Man, a man whose name was changed, by Almighty God, from Abram to Abraham, and from that time on, the Bible is about this man and his descendants. In Genesis Twelve, God told Abraham: "...I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee... And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed." (2)
Then follows a number of meetings between God and Abraham. God later meets with Abraham's son, Isaac, and later with Jacob, the son of Isaac, repeats the promises [Covenants] made with and to Abraham. All of these promises and covenants have to do with the future of Jacob's children. The rest of the Bible deals almost exclusively with these heirs of the covenants and the promises, called in the Bible, "The Children of Israel."
The law, the doctrines, the warnings and admonishments are addressed to Israel. All of the Prophets were Israelites and all of the writers of both the Old and New Testaments, with the possible exception of the Book of Esther [Which appears to have been of Jewish authorship as it is read at the Feast of Purim which is a solely Jewish holiday and was/is most certainly not an Israelitish Holiday! The Feast of Purim commemorates the deliverance from Haman, the "Jew's" enemy.].
The evidence to support such a supposition is found in the fact that no reference is made to Almighty God or the Holy One of Israel, the Lord Jesus Christ, in the Book of Esther. This is made even more remarkable, since, in this book of only 167 verses, the Median King is mentioned 192 times, his kingdom is referred to 26 times and his name "Ahasuerus" is given 29 times and reference is made to the "Jews(s)" 52 times], were Israelites.
For God told Israel: "You only have I known of all the families of the earth." (3) Paul confirms this by stating: "Who are Israelites: to whom pertaineth the adoption... the glory, and the covenants... the giving of the law... the service of God, and the promises." (4) Abraham, though dead for 2000 years by the time of Christ, is mentioned 69 times in the New Testament. When Jesus was born, Zacharias said in Luke that Jesus had come to remember God's covenant and the oath which God had sworn to Abraham. (5)
Therefore, it is obvious to any "thinking" student of the Bible; it is a book about Almighty God, the Holy One of Israel and of Abraham's children: the White Anglo-Saxon, Germanic, Celtic, Scandinavian, and Kindred People [Which does not include the Jews, for they are of Mongolian descent], who are one man's family. The things written aforetime were written for our learning and hope: "For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope." (6)
Now let's turn to the covenants God made with Abraham, Isaac, Jacob/Israel and with the Children of Israel. God appeared to Abraham in a vision and said: "Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be. And he believed in the Lord: and he counted it to him for righteousness." (7) This promise of great numbers for their descendants is repeated several times. (8) Then Abraham had a son, whom he named Ishmael, by his wife Sarah's Egyptian handmaid Hagar. But this great covenant was not to be made with Ishmael. However, at first Abraham believed that Ishmael was the son of promise when he prayed: "O that Ishmael might live before thee." (9)
However, God made it abundantly clear to Abraham that Ishmael was not the child of promise but that his wife Sarah would bear him when He said: "Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a son indeed; and thou shalt call his name Isaac: and I will establish my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his seed after him. And as for Ishmael, I have heard thee: Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly: twelve princes shall he beget... I will make him a great nation. But my covenant will I establish with Isaac." (10) Thus Isaac, the son of Promise, was born according to God's Word. He later married Rebekah, and she was given a blessing: "And they blessed Rebekah, and said unto her, Thou art our sister, be thou the mother of thousands of millions... let thy seed possess the gate of those which hate them." (11)
To Isaac and Rebekah were born twin sons, Esau and Jacob, then Esau, the elder, sold his birthright to Jacob, who then became the rightful inheritor of these covenants. God appeared to Jacob to confirm these covenants. (12) These and other verses make it abundantly clear that All the covenants pertaining to Abraham's blessings were passed to Jacob, whose name later was changed to Israel. (13) We see this same thing being repeated over and over again, that these descendants of the patriarch of Israel would be a great number of people and would become a multitude of nations.
While Jacob was yet alive, Joseph was sold into bondage in Egypt. A few years later the other eleven sons and their families moved to Egypt, where Joseph saved them from a famine which was in the land of Palestine and Egypt at that time. While in Egypt, Jacob-Israel adopted the two sons of Joseph, Ephraim and Manasseh, as his firstborn, in place of Reuben and Simeon. "The Angel [Jesus - the only one who can redeem men from their sins] which redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and let my name [Israel] be named on them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac [Saxons]; and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth." (14) This adoption as Israel's firstborn is verified in: "Now the sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel, (he was the firstborn; but, forasmuch as he defiled his father's bed, his birthright was given unto the sons of Joseph the son of Israel; and the genealogy is not to be reckoned after the birthright." (15)
In verse 19, Jacob/Israel prophesied that Ephraim would become greater than Manasseh and that his seed would become a Multitude [Many] of Nations. After Joseph's death, Israel [The nation] continued to multiply, but a new Pharaoh [King] rose up over Egypt, who put the children of Israel in bondage. Because of their increase in numbers: "Now there arose up a new king over Egypt, which knew not Joseph. And he said unto his people, Behold, the people of the children of Israel are more and mightier than we." (16)
He attempted to reduce Israel by ordering all the male Israelite babies killed. Moses was saved by his mother: he was then raised in Pharaoh's household, but eventually fled from Egypt. "And it came to pass in those days, when Moses was grown... he spied [Saw] an Egyptian smiting an Hebrew, one of his brethren. And he [Moses] looked this way and that way, and when he saw that there was no man, he slew the Egyptian, and hid him in the sand... Now when Pharaoh heard this thing, he sought to slay Moses. But Moses fled from the face of Pharaoh, and dwelt in the land of Midian." (17)
During Moses' absence the king [Pharaoh] of Egypt died: "And it came to pass in (the) process of time, that the king of Egypt died: and the children of Israel sighed by reason of the bondage, and they cried... their cry came up unto God by reason of the bondage. And God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob." (18)
God had said to Abraham, "I will be a God to you and to your seed after you." That covenant was formalized with Abraham's seed in what we recognize as a marriage ceremony, with the bride groom saying in effect, "Will you obey?" and the bride [Israel] in effect answering, "I will." Thus, Israel became God's wife. That the wife-husband relationship is correct, is verified in several passages, such as the following one in Isaiah: "For thy Maker is thine husband; the Lord of hosts is his name... thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The God of the whole earth shall he be called." (19)
God gave Israel the Ten Commandments in stone and several hundred other statutes and judgments, usually called God's Law. The First Commandment began: "I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. Thou shalt have no other gods before me." (20)
While Israel was in the wilderness learning the statutes and judgments, God gave further promise of future greatness. In Deuteronomy 33 He gave a separate blessing to each of the tribes, and a greater blessing for Joseph. (21) This blessing can only mean the descendants of Joseph were to have a land blessed with great agricultural harvests, wealth from the seas, and ores and minerals from the earth.
The greatest portion of the Israel blessings would be fulfilled in the two sons of Joseph, who had been made the inheritors of the Abrahamic Covenants and the birthright as we read in Genesis 48. After 40 years in the wilderness, Moses died, and Joshua brought the Children of Israel into Canaan land and established them there as a nation. They had been commanded to observe God's statutes and judgments and to destroy the Canaanites out of the land, so they would not be tempted to follow their false gods and participate in their abominations. This Israel did not do, and as a consequence, they suffered a series of captivities during the 400 years prior to the time of David, as recorded in the Book of Judges.
David came to the throne of Israel in approximately 1050 B.C., and in 40 years of war enlarged and secured Israel as one nation in Canaan land, ruling them from Zion and Jerusalem.
At one point, according to 1 Chronicles 21, David had over one million, five hundred thousand men under arms [Men who drew sword], which would indicate that God's promise of increasing the seed of Abraham was being fulfilled [This number did not include those Israelites who left Egypt prior to the Exodus, nor would it include those who never went into Egypt to begin with], with 10 to 15 million people living in Palestine at that time.
Then when David died his son Solomon [it was through him that Joseph the step-father of Jesus came] ruled for another forty years, during which time he established an era of peace and prosperity and built the Great Temple to Jehovah. The Israelite Kingdom was so blessed it became the marvel of that part of the world. "And when the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon concerning the name of the Lord... And she said... It was a true report that I heard in mine own land... Howbeit I believed not the words, until I came, and mine eyes had seen it: and, behold, the half was not told me: thy wisdom and prosperity exceedeth the fame which I heard. Happy are thy men.. Blessed be the Lord thy God... because the Lord loved Israel forever." (22)
Once again it becomes obvious that God's promises and prophecies of great increase and material blessings were being fulfilled. But after Solomon's death came a terrible blow. The nation was then divided. The Ten Northern Tribes established their capital in Samaria. Jerusalem [Judah] now ruled only the Southern half of Israel.
The rivalry between the two kingdoms, Judah and Israel, brought wars, corruption and sin; even worship of Baal and the other gods of the wicked Canaanites who still lived among them. Gods sent prophets to them, warning them He would send alien nations against them, who would take them away captive into other lands. God called Israel's sin adultery [The worship of other gods] and told her through Jeremiah and Hosea that He was divorcing her: "...for all the causes whereby backsliding Israel committed adultery I had put her away... given her a bill of divorce." (23)
Thus, the Northern House of Israel, was divorced and no longer the wife of Jehovah. God, to punish the rebellious house, sent Assyria to conquer the Northern Israel Kingdom. The wars and deportations recorded in 2 Kings Chapters 16, 17 and 18. And if that were not bad enough, the Israelites in the Judah Kingdom were also following the corrupted way of the Edomites and Canaanites, so seven years later the fenced cities of Judah were delivered into captivity and is recorded in 2 Kings Chapter 18. Which would have left only a small remnant of Israelites in the fortified city of Jerusalem by 700 B.C.
According to both the Bible and ancient historic accounts, these pagan empires used forcible evacuation as a means of preventing a rebellion at a later date. They moved non-Israelites into the vacated land of the Northern Kingdom: "And the king of Assyria brought men from Babylon, and from Cutbah, and from Ava, and from Hamath, and from Sepharvaim, and placed them in the cities of Samaria instead of the children of Israel." (24)
Thus, the two conquests of Assyria would have removed the vast majority of the Israelites into Assyria and out of the Land of Palestine. The number removed would have been in the millions.
Let us pause here to present one of the attacks and captivities of part of the Children of Israel. It is recorded both in the Scriptures and on an ancient stone which is called "The Moabite Stone." It was discovered by Rev. F. Klein in 1868 at Dibda [The Dibon of the Old Testament] in Moab [The Children of Lot, which is recorded in Genesis Chapter 19].
The inscription consists of thirty-four lines [The last two being undecipherable], and was written by Mesha the king of Moab to commemorate his successful revolt from the yoke of Israel, as recorded in 2 Kings 1:1 and Chapters 3; and to honor his god Chemosh, to whom he ascribed his successes.
The writing is in the ancient Hebrew characters which continued to be in use down to (about) 140-139 B.C., but were gradually replaced by the modern square Hebrew characters which are in use today. The inscription is (Confirmed) in the Bible, there are two different accounts throwing light upon one another.
The following translation, by Dr. Neubauer, is taken from Records of the Past (New Series), Vol. II, p. 200 and following: "I, Mesha son of Chemash-Melech king of Moab, the Dibonite. My father reigned over Moab thirty years and I reigned after my father. I made this monument to Chemash at Korkhah. A monument of salvation, for he saved me from all invaders, and let me see my desire upon all my enemies. Omri [was] king of Israel, and he oppressed Moab many days, for Chemosh was angry with his land. His son followed him, and he also said: 'I will oppress Moah.' In my days Chemash has said: I will see my desire on him and his house. And Israel surely perished for ever. Omri took the land of Medeba (25) and [Israel] dwelt in it during his days and half the days of his son [successor], altogether forty years. But there dwelt in it Chemash in my days. I built Baal-Mean [Now Tel Main] (26) and made therein the ditches; I built Kirjathaim. (27)
The men of Gad dwelt in the land of Atarath (28) from of old, and built there the king of Israel Atarath; and I made war against the town and seized it. And I slew all the [People of] the town, for the pleasure of Chemash and Moab: I captured from thence the Ariel [The lion; probably a sacred emblem] of Dodah and tore him before Chemash in Kerioth [Not Khanel Kureitin (29)]: And I placed therein the men of Sharon, and the men of Mekherth. And Chemash said to me: Go, seize Nebo (30) upon Israel; and I went in the night and fought against it from the break of dawn till noon: and I took it, and slew all, 7000 men, women, and female slaves, for to Ashtar-Chemash I devoted them.
And I took from it the Arels of Yahveh, and tore them before Chemash. And the king of Israel built Jahaz (31), and dwelt in it, while he waged war against me; Chemash drave him out before me. And I took from Moab 200 men, all chiefs, and transported them to Jehaz, which I took, to add to it Dibon. I built Harkhah, the wall of the forests and the wall of the citadel: I built its gates, and I built its towers. And I built the house of Moloch, and I made sluices of the water ditches in the middle of the town. And there was no cistern in the middle of the town of Karkhah, and I said to all the people, make for yourselves every man a cistern in his house. And I dug the canals for Karkhah by means of the prisoners of Israel. I built Aroer [Now Arair, (32)], and I made the road in [The province of] the Arnon. [And] I built Beth-Bamath (33); A.V. 'high places'; (34) for it was destroyed. I built Bezer (35), for in ruins [It was. And all the chiefs] of Dibon were 50, for all Dibon is subject; and I placed one hundred [Chiefs] in the towns which I added to the land: I built Beth-Medeba and Bethdiblalhaim (36) and Beth-Baal-Mean, (37) and transported thereto the [Shepherds]?... and the pastors of the flocks of the land. And at Horonaim (38) dwelt there... And Chemash said to me, Go down, make war upon Horonaim. I went down [And made war]... And Chemash dwelt in it during my days. I went up from thence..." (39)
Now let's return to where we left off. The prophet Jeremiah continued to prophecy to the tiny remnant in Jerusalem; and in the seventh chapter of Jeremiah, he told these Judaihites that because of their many sins, God would abandon Jerusalem: "Therefore will I do unto this house [Temple], which is called by my name, wherein ye trust, and unto the place [Jerusalem and Palestine] which I gave to you and to your fathers, as I have done to Shiloh." (40)
In the Books of Kings and Chronicles we have another 100 years of the history of the Judah Kingdom, a history of continuance of sin, some revivals, but always turning away from their God. During that time, Assyria's power declined, and lost control over much of its empire, while Babylon grew in power. The few Judahites remaining at Jerusalem made a peace treaty with the King of Babylon, but they continued to sin against the God of Israel. They also attempted to enlist the help of Egypt. At which time God sent Jeremiah to tell Judah that Babylon would conquer them. They planned to resist, but Jeremiah told them that even if the Chaldean army consisted of only wounded men, they would still rise up and conquer them: "And the Chaldeans shall come again, and fight against this city, and take it, and burn it with fire. Thus saith the Lord; Deceive not yourselves, saying, The Chaldeans shall surely depart from us: for they shall not depart. For though ye had smitten the whole army of the Chaldeans that fight against you, and there remained but wounded men among them, yet should they rise up every man in his tent, and burn this city with fire." (41)
Perhaps, while reading this passage of scripture, you might wonder; just how many times has Jerusalem been besieged over the years. We will let the Companion Bible by Zondervan Bible Publishers of the Zondervan Corporation, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506 answer this interesting question. The first occurrence of the name 'Jerusalem,' as a city [The king of Jerusalem had been mentioned in Joshua 10:1, but not the city as such], is in Judges 1:8, and confirms the fact that the first occurrence contains an epitome of its subsequent history.
The history of the city has been a record of its sieges. No fewer than twenty-seven go to complete the list [This does not include those in the nineteenth or twentieth centuries]. This number is striking in the light of... being composed of 3 x 9, the factors being those of Divine completeness (3), and judgement (9) respectively (= 3 x 3 x 3). A cycle of original completeness is marked by the 10th and 20th (2 x 10) sieges. These were the two characterized by the destruction of the Temple by fire, which is in accord with the number 10, being that of ordinal perfection.
Both also were foretold: the former by Jeremiah and Ezekiel The latter by our Lord. Seven is the number of spiritual perfection, and it is worthy of note that the 7th, 14th (2 x 7), and 21st (3 x 7) sieges were each the subject of Divine prophecy. Further, a 28th (4 x 7) siege, yet future, is foretold in (Zechariah 14). While 14 (2 x 7) of the sieges are recorded in Holy Scripture, 13 are recorded in profane history. And it came to pass. Jerusalem was captured and the Judahites were taken into Babylon for the 70-year captivity as prophesied by Jeremiah. "In the first year of his reign I Daniel understood by books the number of the years, whereof the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah the prophet, that he would accomplish seventy years in the desolation of Jerusalem." (42)
Daniel was speaking of the passages in the Book of Jeremiah. (43) When Daniel made his study, in Babylon, all seemed lost. What had happened to the covenants? What had become of the great promises of God? Then just as Jeremiah had prophesied; 70-years later, Ezra did bring back from Babylon, to Jerusalem, a handful of Israelites to rebuild the city and the temple. Ezra gave the number to be less than 50,000.(44) This remnant of Israel provided the small Israelite community that existed in Jerusalem at the time Christ was born, some 500 years later. But what happened to the other millions of Israelites who never returned to Jerusalem? Have their descendants lost the covenant promises of God? Paul relates that God had not cast them away for ever: "Hath God cast away his people? God forbid. For I also am an Israelite of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin. God hast not cast away his people which he foreknew." (45)
So, the question boils down to this: What happened to the millions, yes, millions of Israelites who were driven out of Palestine more than 700 years before Christ; and where were they; if they existed at all; at the time Paul uttered his statement of confidence in God's keeping of His promises to Israel?
James confirms what Paul said in the following: "James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes... scattered abroad, greeting." (46) Is it possible to find out what happened to them, so that their descendants can be identified in the world today? For an answer to that question, we are going to call upon E. Raymond Capt, Bible student and Biblical Archaeologist from California. Mr. Capt has traveled extensively in Europe and the Middle East. He lectures on the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Pyramids of Egypt and other archaeological subjects. Mr. Capt is the author of "The Great Pyramid Decoded," "The Glory of the Star," "Stonehedge and Druidism," "King Solomon's Temple," "Jacob's Ladder" and the "Abrahamic Covenant." His books may be purchased from the Lord's Covenant Church, P.O. Box 157, Sandpoint, Idaho.
Mr. Capt begins: "I know there is an abundance of prophecy concerning the destiny of Israel. But there is no Bible history of that portion of Israel referred to in 2 Kings: 'In the ninth year of Hosea the king of Assyria took Samaria, and carried Israel away into Assyria, and placed them in Helah and in Habor by the river of Gozan, and in the cities of the Medes.' (47) So the Bible history of this major part of Israel ends here. And yet the prophets and the New Testament promise an increase in numbers, great blessings, and an eventual restoration. With the passing of 2500 years since this Assyrian captivity, one might think that all hope of tracing these Israelites is lost. Can Archeology answer this question?
Yes, it can, and it has. For during the last hundred years a number of archaeological teams have been working in the Middle East. They have unearthed and published the original contemporary accounts of the Assyrians, who took Israel captive. It is from these records that vital clues have come to light. In fact these records are found in the form of cuneiform tablets. These tablets were found at Nineveh in 1900 and published in 1930. However, their relevance to Israel was overlooked then, because they were found in complete disorder among about 1400 texts. The tablets were Assyrian frontier post reports, dated about 707 B.C. They describe the activities of the people called 'Gimira,' who lived in the land of 'Gamir.' The descriptions of Gamir described the area in which Israel had been placed just a few years earlier. One tablet stated when the king of Urartu came into the land of Gamir, his army was routed, as the Gamira counter attacked, entered the land of Urartu, and killed their commanders.."
Let's pause here for reflection before going on. The first archaeological evidence to establish a chronological link in the contacts between Assyria and Israel are found in inscriptions on the side of a limestone stele found at Nimrud, known as the "Black Obelisk." The stone was inscribed with the records of Shalmaneser III with illustrations of the Israelite king Jehu bringing tribute to the Assyrian king. A further inscription which is located above the illustration states: "This is Jehu [Jaua], the son of Khumri [Omri]." Omri in Hebrew, begins with the consonant, "agin," formerly called "Gayin" which was pronounced with a guttural "H," that is as "Ghomri" which became "Khumri" in Assyrian. As this inscription was executed nearly a century before the captivity of Israel, we now know the reason secular historians found no mention of the exiled Israelites in the ancient records.
1. Genesis 1:1.
2. Genesis 12:2-3.
3. Amos 3:2.
4. Romans 9:4.
5. Luke 1:67-73; Acts 3:13, 7:2 and Romans 15:4.
6. Romans 15:4.
7. Genesis 15:5-6.
8. See Gen. 17:2-7; 17:15-16 among others.
9. Genesis 17:18.
10. Genesis 17:19-21.
11. Genesis 24:60.
12. Genesis 28:14.
13. Genesis 35:20-21.
14. Genesis 48:16.
15. 1 Chronicles 5:1-2.
16. Exodus 1:8-9.
17. Exodus 2:11-12.
18. Exodus 2:23-24.
19. Isaiah 54:5.
20. Exodus 20:2-3.
21. Deuteronomy 33:13-17.
22. 1 Kings 10:1-9.
23. Jeremiah 3:8; Hosea 3:8.
24. 2 Kings 17:24.
25. Numbers 21:30; Isaiah 15:2.
26. Numbers 32:38; Josh. 13:17.
27. Numbers 32:37.
28. Numbers 32:3; Joshua 16:2.
29. Jeremiah. 48:24; Amos 2:2.
30. Numbers 32:3-38; Isaiah 15:2.
31. Isaiah 15:4,
32. Deuteronomy 2:36; 3:12; 4:48.
33. Numbers 21:19; Isaiah 15:2.
34. Joshua 13:17.
35. Deuteronomy 4:43.
36. Jeremiah 48;22.
37. Joshua 13:17; Jeremiah 48:23.
38. Isaiah 15:5; Jer. 48:3, 5, 34.
39. Companion Bible Appendix 54, p. 77-78.
40. Jeremiah 7:14.
41. Jeremiah 37:8-10.
42. Daniel 9:2.
43. Jeremiah 25:11-12; 29:10.
44. Ezra 2:64-65.
45. Romans 11:1-2.
46. James 1:1.
47. 2 Kings 17:6.
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