31st May 2009
8th Sivan 5769
As world leaders are negotiating on the future of Gaza, Jerusalem and the West Bank in the ongoing battle surrounding the Middle East Peace Process, we will be looking through various lenses to establish the significance of the times and seasons that this generation has to understand in the light of the fulfillment of Biblical prophecy. In the midst of a world that is trying to deny the existence of the Creator of heaven and earth, who established a Covenant with the seed of Abraham, and the Nation of Israel, called to become a United Kingdom of Priests in a predetermined and chosen peace of Land, Eretz Israel, we will present some evidence from a couple of unique areas of research, confirming the eternal truth of the coming Kingdom of HaShem. Our focus this month is on the history and the future of Jerusalem, the Eternal City, and the call that is being heard by the Two Houses of Israel to return to the Covenant, the Land of Israel, and the City of Jerusalem, from which the Torah will go forth to the nations. We will also focus on the role that the descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, Ishmael and Esau will play according to the plan of the Holy One of Israel and the coming of Messiah.
A Rare 2,000 Year Old Hebrew Document Written on Papyrus was Seized in an Operation (6/5/09 )
The director of the Unit for the Prevention of Antiquities Robbery in the Israel Antiquities Authority: “It seems we are dealing with rare historic evidence regarding the Jewish people in their country from more than 2,000 years ago”.
A document thought to be an ancient text written on papyrus was seized yesterday (Tuesday) in an operation led by the Intelligence Office of the Zion Region and the Undercover Unit of the Border Police in Jerusalem, in cooperation with the Unit for the Prevention of Antiquities Robbery and the Archaeological Staff Officer in the Civil Administration.
The document is written in ancient Hebrew script, which is characteristic of the Second Temple period and the first and second centuries CE. This style of the writing is primarily known from the Dead Sea scrolls and various inscriptions that occur on ossuaries and coffins. The document itself is written on papyrus. The papyrus is incomplete and was in all likelihood rolled up. It is apparent that pieces of it crumbled mainly along its bottom part. The holes along the left part of the document probably attest to the damage that was caused to it over time. The document measures 15 x 15 centimeters.
Fifteen lines of Hebrew text,
written from right to left and one below the other, can be discerned in the
document. In the upper line of the text one can clearly read the sentence “Year
4 to the destruction of Israel”. This is likely to be the year 74 CE – in the
event the author of the document is referring to the year when the Second
Temple was destroyed during the Great Revolt. Another possibility is the year
139 CE – in the event the author is referring to the time when the rural
settlement in Judah was devastated at the end of the Bar Kokhba Revolt.
The name of a woman, “Miriam Barat Ya‘aqov”, is also legible in the document followed by a name that is likely to be that of the settlement where she resided: Misalev. This is probably the settlement Salabim. The name Miriam Bat Ya‘aqov is a common name in the Second Temple period. Also mentioned in the document are the names of other people and families, the names of a number of ancient settlements from the Second Temple period and legal wording which deals with the property of a widow and her relinquishment of it.
According to Amir Ganor, director of the Unit for the Prevention of Antiquities Robbery in the Israel Antiquities Authority, “Theoretically, based on the epigraphic style, the material the document is written on, the state of preservation and the text, which includes a historic date that can be deciphered, we are dealing with a document that appears to be ancient as defined by the Antiquities Law. Since this object was not discovered in a proper archaeological excavation, it still must undergo laboratory analyses in order to negate the possibility it is a modern forgery”. Ganor adds, “The document is very important from the standpoint of historical and national research. Until now almost no historic scrolls or documents from this period have been discovered in proper archaeological excavations. A historic document that can be definitely dated based on a reference to a historical event such as the ‘destruction of Israel’ has never been discovered. Much can be learned from this document about the names of people, their surnames names and the locations of settlements in Israel during this period. From an initial reading it seems that this document deals with the property of Miriam Bat Ya‘aqov, who was apparently a widow. The deciphering of the entire document by expert epigraphers and historians may shed light on how the people of the period managed their affairs and supplement our knowledge about their way of life. What we have here is rare historic evidence about the Jewish people in their country from more than 2,000 years ago, during the days following the destruction which sent the people of Israel into exile for a very long time – until the creation of the State of Israel”.
Arutz 7 News - 20 May 2009
Ancient First Temple Artifacts Uncovered in Jerusalem
by Hana Levi Julian
Israel News Photo: (Vladimir Naykhin)
Archaeologists from Israel’s Antiquities Authority (IAA) have revealed two important artifacts recently discovered in Jerusalem, both dating from the First Temple Period (8-7 BCE).
The first, a bone seal engraved with the name “Shaul” was found in an excavation being conducted under the auspices of the IAA, in cooperation with the Nature and Parks Authority in the Walls Around Jerusalem National Park, located in the City of David.
The dig, which is underwritten by the “Ir
David Foundation” (City of David) is being carried out under the direction
of Professor Ronny Reich of the University of Haifa and Eli Shukron of the IAA.
The seal, which is made of bone, was found broken and is missing a piece from its upper right side. Two parallel lines divide the surface of the seal into two registers in which Hebrew letters are engraved. A period followed by a floral image or a tiny fruit appear at the end of the bottom name.
The name of the seal’s owner was completely preserved and it is written in the shortened form of the name, Shaul, which is known from both the Bible (Genesis 36:37; 1 Samuel 9:2; 1 Chronicles 4:24 and 6:9) and from other Hebrew seals.
Israel News Photo: (Mariana Salzberger/IAA)
Another Hebrew seal and three Hebrew bullae
(pieces of clay stamped with seal impressions) were previously discovered
The second artifact, an ancient jar handle bearing the Hebrew name “Menachem” was uncovered in the neighborhood of Ras el ‘Amud during an excavation prior to construction of a girls’ school by the Jerusalem municipality.
The names Menachem and Yinachem both are expressions of condolence, noted excavation director Dr. Ron Be’eri, who speculated they might be related to the death of family members. The archaeologist added that such names already appeared earlier in the Canaanite period, on Egyptian pottery sherds and a document about an Egyptian governor on the Lebanese coast.
This is the first time that a handle with the name “Menachem” has been found in Jerusalem.
Timeline for the History of Jerusalem
Early Bronze Age
Middle Bronze Age
First City Wall
Late Bronze Age
Iron Age I: Jerusalem is a Canaanite (Jebusite) City
Iron Age II
King David conquers Jerusalem
Assyrian ruler Sennacherib beseiges Jerusalem.
Babylonian destruction of Jerusalem.
Persian ruler Cyrus the Great conquers Babylonian Empire
Second Temple built
Nehemiah rebuilds walls. City confined to eastern hill
Hasmonean Dynasty begins. Jerusalem again expands into the western hill
Roman General Pompey captures Jerusalem
37 BCE-70 CE
Herod rebuilds Second Temple
Romans destroy Jerusalem
Jerusalem rebuilt as Roman city
Persians capture Jerusalem
Byzantine Christians recapture Jerusalem
First Muslim Period
Caliph Omar enters Jerusalem
Dome of the Rock built
Crusaders capture Jerusalem
Saladin captures Jerusalem
Crusaders briefly recapture Jerusalem twice
Muslim caliph dismantles walls of Jerusalem. Population declines
Ottomans capture Jerusalem
Suleiman the Magnificent rebuilds the walls of Jerusalem
British capture Jerusalem
State of Israel established. Jerusalem divided
Israel captures Old City and reunifies Jerusalem
Quarrel Over Jerusalem
(Areas in blue highlighted by the Editor for emphasis.)
What is it that G-d asks of his people Israel? That with all their being they revere G-d and love G-d and that together they stand in unity. And when some of His people Israel struggle and make a mistake, losing G-d consciousness, by ignoring G-d, by explicitly denying G-d's existence, by worshipping materiality in place of G-d, or by making divisions among Israel, then G-d asks for Teshuvah, for return. G-d asks for the heart of His people to turn toward Him and return to the closeness with Him.
Teshuvah is the way the quarrel over Jerusalem will resolve. The situation must get worse and worse until all of Israel realizes that there is no human hope to solve the problem by human means. The problem cannot be solved by the might of the IDF, however strong the IDF is, or by the concessions of diplomacy, however sophisticated the language of agreements. It can only be solved by a return to G-d. A return to G-d means a return to Torah, a return to respecting the Torah, respecting the way of the Torah, respecting Torah scholars, supporting Torah teachers, learning Torah, and living Torah. What we find in the quarrel over Jerusalem table is exactly this: an ELS of the key word phrase Return to G-d.
The expected number of ELSs is set to 10. The cylinder size is 71
columns. The probability that a text from the ELS random placement text
population would produce as small a table as this is 2.5/1,000.
Finding by Rabbi Glazerson
How this return to G-d is going to happen is clear. In effect, G-d says to Israel, You want to live and perceive an impure reality, a reality without G-d and Torah. So you will experience a reality without G-d and Torah. And those who will cause you this experience will, measure for measure, do their terror falsely proclaiming My name. As you do not in the way Torah says, call My name, you will experience terror by those who are falsely calling My name. Jerusalem is your holy place. Its name means complete awe. But in Jerusalem, your government, the government of Israel, has no awe. It has no respect for Torah and no respect for Torah scholars. Therefore, Ishmael will scheme against you and call Jerusalem its holy place. You do not pray the way the Torah says to pray in Jerusalem, so in Jerusalem will Ishmael establish and pray in their temple. Ishmael will attack and terrorize you. Like bees they will come to sting you and sting you again and again. Ishmael will attempt to destroy you and push you into the sea. They will attempt to obliterate Israel from existence.
About these times we read in Psalms of a prayer of a time past. But it is not just of a time past. It is of a time future. Read its lines and see how much you can recognize what is happening today. Express these lines from your heart, from all of your being, and pray.
O G-d, do not hold Yourself
Be not deaf and be not still, O G-d.
For, behold, Your enemies make a tumult;
And they that hate You have lifted up their head.
Against Your people, do they plot deviously
And they consult together against those sheltered by You.
They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation;
That the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.
For they have taken counsel together;
Unanimously against You do they strike a covenant:
The tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites: --
Moab, and Hagrites;
Gebal and Ammon, and Amalek;
Philistia with the inhabitants of Tyre:
Even, Assyria is joined with them;
They became the strong arm of the children of Lot. (Psalm 83:1-9)
After summarizing the situation, and after having suffered with the situation, the psalm speaks of how Israel in time past prayed to G-d and how in time future Israel will pray to G-d. Listen to these words as a prayer of time future. From your heart, pray these words in time present.
Do to them as Midian, as to
Sisera, and as to Jabin at Kishon Brook,
Who were destroyed at Eindor;
They became the dung for the earth.
Make their nobles like Oreb and Zeeb;
And all their princes like Zebah and Zalmunna,
Who said, We will conquer for ourselves the pleasant habitations of G-d.
O my G-d, make them like the whirling chaff,
Like the stubble before the wind,
Like a fire burning the forest,
And like a flame that set mountains ablaze.
Pursue them with Your tempest,
And terrify them with Your storm.
Fill their faces with shame,
Then they will seek Your Name Hashem.
Let them be shamed and terrified forever,
Then they will be disgraced and they will perish.
Then they will know that You,
Whose Name is Hashem,
Are alone, Most High over all the earth.
When all aspects of the stiff-neckedness of Israel has softened, when all Israel realizes that there is no hope except in G-d, when Israel is attacked from every border simultaneously by the Philistines, who are today's Palestinians, by Edom who are the Europeans, and by Moab, who are the Arabs, then all Israel will say this prayer, the prayer you just prayed.
About these times the Zohar explains,
At that time, a [Arab] nation from the end of the earth will be roused against evil Rome and wage war against it for three months. Nations will gather there, and will fall into their hands until all the children of Edom will gather against it from all the corners of the world. Then the Holy One, blessed be He, will be roused against them. This is the meaning of: For Hashem has a sacrifice in Botzrah (Isaiah 34:6). And afterwards, it is written: That it might take hold of the ends of the earth... (Job 38:13). He will destroy the descendants of Ishmael from the land, and break all the powers of above. There will not remain any power above over the eternal people, [meaning Israel], except the power of Israel alone. This is the meaning of: Hashem is your shade upon your right hand (Psalms 121:5).
The Torah as well tells us that at that time Hashem will answer this prayer. The answer is described by the Song of the Israelites. This is a song sung in time past. But it is also a song to be sung in time future. Listen to how this quarrel over Jerusalem will end, when you will join all Isreal to sing this song in time future.
Who is like You with powers, Hashem?
Who is like You, majestic in Holiness?
Awesome in praises, doing wonders!
You put forth Your right hand;
The earth swallowed them!
With love you led the people You redeemed,
With might, You led them to Your holy shrine.
Nations heard and shuddered;
Terror gripped those who dwell in Philistia.
Edom's chiefs then panicked.
Moab's heroes were seized with trembling;
Canaan's residents melted away.
Fear and dread fell upon them.
At the greatness of Your Arm,
They are still as stone. (Exodus 15: 11-16.)
We conclude with a song of the prophet Zachariah.
Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion;
For I am coming and I will dwell in your midst, says Hashem.
Many nations will join themselves to Hashem on that day,
And will be My people.
And I will dwell in your midst;
And you will know that the L-rd of hosts has sent me to you.
And Hashem will inherit Judah as His portion in the holy land,
And will once again choose Jerusalem. (Zachariah 2: 14-16)
Since the day that I brought My people from the land of Egypt, I did not choose a city out of all the tribes of Israel in which to build a house that My name might be there, nor did I choose any man for a leader over My people Israel; but I have chosen Jerusalem that My name might be there, and I have chosen David to be over My people Israel. (2 Chronicles 6:5-6)
The expected number of ELSs Israel and Covenant is set to 40. The cylinder size is 5 columns. The probability that a text from the ELS random placement text population would produce as small a table as this is 61/1,000. Finding by Professor Haralick
G-d has chosen His people Israel. The covenant involves Israel. The covenant involves Jerusalem. We therefore pair Israel with the key word Covenant and the key word Jerusalem with the key word Covenant.
The expected number of ELSs Jerusalem and Covenant is set to 10. The cylinder size is 851 columns. The probability that a text from the ELS random placement text population would produce as small a table as this is 45/10,000. Finding by Professor Haralick
With the expected number of ELSs set to 40, the probability that a text from the ELS random placement text population would produce as small a table as that produced by the Torah text is 61/1,000 for the key word pair Israel and Covenant.
With the expected number of ELSs set to 10, the probability that a text from the ELS random placement text population would produce as small a table as that produced by the Torah text is 61/1,000 for the key word pair Jerusalem and Covenant.
expected number of ELSs is set to 10. The cylinder size is 851 columns. The
probability that a text from the ELS random placement text population would
produce as small a table as this is 45/10,000.
Finding by Professor Haralick
The quarrel about Jerusalem is not about geographic land and boundaries. It is not about a Palestinian state residing alongside Israel. The quarrel over Jerusalem is a spiritual quarrel. Ishmael cannot accept the existence of Judaism, for Jerusalem represents the G-d of My people Israel.
to the Koran, the God of Ishmael, Allah, replaces the G-d of Israel as the
Koran replaces the Torah. Therefore, we choose the key words Quarrel over
Jerusalem and Ishmael. With the expected number of ELSs set to 10, the
probability that a text from the ELS random placement text population would
produce as small a table as that produced by the Torah text is 2/10,000.
The expected number of ELSs for Quarrel over Jerusalem, Ishmael is set to 10. The cylinder size is 71 columns. The probability that a text from the ELS random placement text population would produce as small a table as this is 2/10,000. Finding by Rabbi Glazerson
In this table there is an ELS of the key word Enemy, אויב. The skip of this ELS is 4 and it would not be picked up unless the expected number of ELSs is set to 40. With expected number of ELSs set to 40, the p-level increases because there are many more competing ELSs in the monkey texts. It is clear the Enemy cannot be regarded as a small skip ELS in this context. The probability that a text from the ELS random placement text population would produce as small a table as the one produced by the Torah text is 29.5/1,000. Finding by Rabbi Glazerson
The expected number of ELSs for Quarrel over Jerusalem, Ishmael Enemy is set to 40. The cylinder size is 71 columns. The probability that a text from the ELS random placement text population would produce as small a table as this is 29.5/1,000. Finding by Rabbi Glazerson
Perhaps most interesting about this table is the word
in the text that comes after Ishmael: I heard you.
But regarding Ishamel, I have heard you; I have blessed him, will make him frutiful, and will increase him most exceedingly. (Genesis 17:20)
Listen to what the Zohar explains about this verse.
And Abraham said, O that Ishmael might live before you (Genesis 17:18). Even though the Holy One, blessed be He, gave him the news about Isaac, Abraham cleaved to Ishmael, until the Holy One, blessed be He, answered him, And as for Ishmael, I have heard you..." (Genesis 17:20). He was later circumcised and entered the holy covenant before Isaac came into the world.
Come and see, for four hundred years, the minister of the children of Ishmael stood and begged before the Holy One, blessed be He. He said to Him, Whoever is circumcised has a portion in Your name. [The Holy one blessed be He,] said to him, it is so. He said to Him, Behold Ishmael who is circumcised. Why does he not have a portion in You like Isaac? He said to him, It is not so, the one was circumcised well and properly, while the other was not so. Moreover, the one cleaves to Me properly at the eighth day, while the others are distanced from me for many days. [The appointed minister over Ishmael] said to Him, But still in all, since he is circumcised, would he not have a good reward for this?
Woe is the time that Ishmael was born into the world and was circumcised. What did the Holy One, blessed be He, do [Pertaining to the complaint of the minister of Ishmael?] He distanced the children of Ishmael from supernal cleaving and gave them a portion below in the Holy Land, because of their circumcision.
The children of Ishmael are destined to rule over the Holy Land for a long time when it is empty from anything, like their circumcision, which is empty and imperfect. And they will prevent the children of Yisrael from returning to their place until the reward for the merit of the children of Ishmael reaches completion.
The children of Ishmael will cause great wars in the world and the children of Edom will gather against them, and wage war against them, one on the sea, one on the dry land, and one near Jerusalem. And they will rule over each other, but the Holy Land will not be given over to the children of Edom. Zohar Vaera
The cylinder size is 71 columns. Finding by Rabbi Glazerson
There is an ancient book that Rabbi Glazerson came across in 1963 and which since then he has not been able to find again. He remembers this book commenting on the verse beginning And regarding Ishmael. The book relates the gematria of the two word expression to the time when Jerusalem would fall out of the hands of Ishmael. The gematria of ולישמעאך שמעתיך, And regarding Ishmael, is 1327. To 1327 add 2 for the kollel of the two words. This comes to 1329. The 1329 means that Ishmael will rule Jerusalem for 1329 years.
At the end of the summer in the year 636 CE, the Battle of Yarmuk between the Moslems and the Greeks took place. The Moslems won. Then the Moslems came to Jerusalem and laid siege to the city for two years. After eighteen months the besieging army was joined by a second force, led by Ben-Jarah, and finally the city surrendered. Ben-Jarah called on the Caliph Omar to assume the crown of victory in February 638.
Karen Armstrong writes
The Caliph Omar entered Jerusalem mounted on a white camel, escorted by the magistrate of the city, the Greek Patriarch Sophronius. The Caliph asked to be taken immediately to the Temple Mount and there he knelt in prayer on the spot where his friend Mohammed had made his Night Journey.
Therefore, to this 638 date add 1329. 638+1329=1967. The six day war started in June 5, 1967, which is the Jewish year 5727, התשכז. After the 6 day war, Ishmael no longer ruled Jerusalem. As shown below, an ELS of (5)727 occurs nearby the main terms of this table.
The cylinder size is 72 columns. Finding by Rabbi Glazerson and Professor Haralick
It is interesting that the key words Covenant PLO and Fatah also occur in this table. The quarrel about Jerusalem is not about geographic land and boundaries. It is not about peace for land as the diplomats have incorrectly understood. It is not about a Palestinian state residing alongside Israel.
The quarrel over Jerusalem is a spiritual quarrel. It is a quarrel over whether the teachings of the Torah are G-d's teachings or whether they have been replaced by the teachings of the Koran. So long as Israel exists, the teachings of the Torah are standing, inviting all to learn about G-d and to live in the way that G-d has prescribed for mankind:
These teachings are revealed by those who are Jewish to live in accordance with the 613 mitzvot of the Torah and those who are not Jewish to live in accordance with the seven Noachide mitzvot of the Torah. For the Koran to stand over Torah, to replace it, Israel and the Jews must be annihilated. This is a lesson from history. For wherever Islam expanded, it replaced the indigenous religion. Moslems proclaimed: either convert to Islam or die. The holy places of other religions were destroyed and Mosques were built on top of them.
Examine the verse in the Koran directly; those that are not believers in Islam, are evil.
Evil is that for which they have sold their souls -- that they should deny what Allah has revealed, out of envy that Allah should send down of His grace on whomsoever of His servants He pleases; so they have made themselves deserving of wrath upon wrath, and there is a disgraceful punishment for the unbelievers. (Koran 2:90)
He who is evil fights against Allah. The Koran dictates the Moslem to slay or crucify or cut the hands and the feet of such unbelievers.
The expected number of ELSs for Koran and Hate is set to 20. The cylinder size is 1 column. The probability that a text from the ELS random placement text population would produce as small a table as this is 9/1,000. Finding by Rabbi Glazerson
The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His apostle and strive to make mischief in the land is only this, that they should be murdered or crucified or their hands and their feet should be cut off on opposite sides or they should be imprisoned; this shall be as a disgrace for them in this world, and in the hereafter they shall have a grievous chastisement. (Koren 5:33)
Those who are evil are those who are hated. The way
Islam is taught in the Middle east, the Muslim child daily memorizes the
Koranic Surahs which exhort him/her to murder, violence, hatred and crime
against every Non-Muslim. The Muslim child learns to hate Non-Muslims, before
he loses his first tooth. The doctrines that are forced down his throat are so
deeply embedded in the child's mind, that he cannot view the world in any other
perspective except as a composition of Muslims and Kafirs (Infidels). It is
also made clear to the child that ALL Kafirs (Non-Muslims) are evil by their
very nature and that it is every Muslim's moral and religious duty to either
convert all the Kafirs to Islam by force or Kill each and every one of them.
The expected number of ELSs for Torah and Koran is set to 50. The cylinder size is 27 columns. The probability that a text from the ELS random placement text population would produce as small a table as this is 166.5/1,000. Finding by Professor Haralick
We therefore, thought it reasonable to pair the key word Koran with the key word Hate. With the expected number of ELSs set to 20, the probability that a text from the ELS random placement text population would produce as small a table as produced by the Torah text is 9/1,000.
We also thought it reasonable to pair the Key word Torah and Koran with the key word Enemy. Here the resulting table was not that statistically significant. The expected number of ELSs is set to 50. The cylinder size is 27 columns. The probability that a text from the ELS random placement text population would produce as small a table as this is 166.5/1,000.
In his book Philistine and Palestinian, Rabbi Glazerson shows that the Palestinians are the spiritual descendants of the Philistines. In the song at the Reed sea, Exodus 15:14, the land of the Philistines, Philistia, is spelled פלשת. With this spelling, we add the key word Philistia. With Philistia statistically significant meetings result for the key words Wildman with PLO and Wildman with Hamas. And there is a statistically significant meeting with all three Hamas, PLO and Fatah.
The expected number of ELSs for Wildman, Philistia and PLO is set to 50. The cylinder size is 27 columns. The probability that a text from the ELS random placement text population would produce as small a table as this is 166.5/1,000. Finding by Professor Haralick
The expected number of ELSs is set to 10. The cylinder size is 405 columns. The probability that a text from the ELS random placement text population would produce as small a table as this is 68/1,000.
The expected number of ELSs is set to 20. The cylinder size is 405 columns. The probability that a text from the ELS random placement text population would produce as small a table as this is 49.5/10,000.
The expected number of ELSs for Wildman, Philistia and Hamas
is set to 10. The cylinder size is 71 columns. The probability that a
text from the ELS random placement text population would produce as small a
table as this is 26.5/10,000.Finding by Rabbi Glazerson
The quarrel over Jerusalem began in biblical times. Abraham sends away Hagar with Ishmael; Isaac, not Ishmael, becomes the inheritor of Abraham. Isaac gives the first born blessing to Jacob. Jacob, not Esau, becomes the inheritor of Isaac. The descendants of Esau established the Christian world. The descendants of Ishmael established the Moslem world.
From the time the Romans destroyed the second temple through 1948, the year of the establishment of the state of Israel, the Jews experienced the exile of Esau.
The expected number of ELSs for Wildman, Philistia, PLO, Hamas, and Fatah is set to 20. The cylinder size is 405 columns. The probability that a text from the ELS random placement text population would produce as small a table as this is 49.5/10,000. Findings by Rabbi Glazerson.
From the time of the establishment of the country of Israel through today, the Jews are experiencing the exile of Ishmael. The Arabs have taken actions whose main purpose is to destroy Israel. Each action taken by the different surrounding Arab nations have been in some miraculous way defeated.
From the time of the 1948 war of Independence, through the 1967 war with Egypt, through the 1973 war with Syria, through the scud missile attacks from Iraq in early 1990, and through the numerous failed terrorist homocide, suicide attacks of the Palestinians in the last decade, G-d has made open miracles saving many Jewish lives. Unfortunately, there were some who were not saved and died in terror attacks. For them we mourn.
Why is this all happening? Abraham went down to Egypt to redeem the sparks hidden in the impurity of Egypt. Impurity is Klippah, the husk or shell that hides G-dliness. Abraham returned with Hagar. And by Hagar he had Ishmael. So Ishmael contains some of the klippah of Egypt. And by Sarah he had Isaac. Isaac married Rivka. Rivka was the daughter of Bethuel the Aramean from Paddan Aram, sister of Laban, the idolotrous heathen. By Rivka Isaac had Esau and Jacob. Through Rivka, the klippah of the Aramean resided in Esau. The klippah of Ishmael is unrestrained passion and desire. The klippah of Esau is arrogance, being better than everybody else.
There are two dimensions to these impurities: one internal and one external. The external impurities manifest in Ishmael and Esau and are a reflection of the internal impurities. Externally, they are directed against Israel. The internal impurities manifest in the Israelites; they are carried by the Jews. They manifest in thought speech and action which is not in accordance with Torah. They manifest when there are some Jews who turn away from Torah, and act as if G-d does not exist. When they manifest, G-d acts through his agents. G-d is saying, you want to experience the world I made and you want the experience without Torah and without me. Then have that experience. It is necessarily an experience with no completeness and no peace. I give you the exile of Esau and I give you the exile of Ishmael. What they will do to you will break your stiff-neckedness. Finally, you will turn and recognize me. Finally, you will do Teshuvah. Finally, you will choose to be what I always meant for you to be. You will be Torah true Jews. And you will be the spiritual lights unto the nations of the world.
It has been prophesized, that this fifth exile, the exile of Ishmael, will be the worst of all the exiles. The
Zohar tells us that:
No exile will be as oppressive to the Jewish people as
the Ishmaelite Exile. (Zohar part 2 17:1)
With respect to this exile, the exile that is happening now, the time of the beginning of the end of days,
Alas! Who can survive when G-d puts this on him! (Numbers 24:23)
Daniel prophesizes about this time.
At that time, Michael, the great guardian angel who stands over Your people's children, will stand, and it will be time a distress, the likes of which there had never been from when they became a nation until that time; and at that time, Your people will escape, all those who are inscribed in a book. (Daniel 12:1)
Commenting on Daniel's prophecy, the Metzudas David
Then there will come upon Israel a time of distress the likes of which they will never have experienced until that time. The small horn which represents the kingdom of Ishmael will cause them great distress.
Rabbi Chaim Vital,
At the End of Days, Israel is destined to experience the Ishmaelite exile. This fifth and last exile will be the most difficult of all. It is the exile of Ishmael, who is called [by the Torah] a wild man.
And you (Abraham) will call his name Ishmael. ... He will be a wild man. And his hand will be on everything and the hand of everyone on him. (Genesis 16:11-12)
Rabbi Hirsch says that a wildman cannot bear constraint. He who has no constraint, will be contrary to and in everyone's face. We add that constraint here can also be understood as the constraint of reason.
Hirsch writes :
He will quietly take up and maintain his [unreasonable] position in spite of all his brothers. Nobody will be his friend and still nobody will dare to oppose him. (The Pentateuch, Translation and Commentary, p. 288)
The expected number of ELSs is set to 40. The cylinder size is 616 columns. The probability that a text from the ELS random placement text population would produce as small a table as this is 81.5/10,000. Findings by Professor Haralick
The principal character trait of a wildman is passion and lust. To whatever the wildman does, there is a hot-headed emotional passion and lust. It is natural therefore to check the key word Wildman with the key word Lust and the key word Ishmael with the key word Lust. The first pairing is not statistically significant. For the second pairing we obtain a statistically significant result. With the expected number of ELSs set to 40, the probability that a text from the ELS random placement text population would produce a table a small as that produced by the Torah text is 81.5/10,000.
Rabbi Mandelbaum writes about the wild man.
Onkelos understand this statement to mean that Ishmael will rebel against all mankind. Ibn Ezra adds that Ishmael will be unrestrained among people. The Ramban says that these verses relate to Ishmael's offspring wreaking havoc on everyone, and vica versa. "His descendants will wage war against all the nations," he concludes.
Rabbi Weitzman first quotes The Ramban,
He is a wild man, at home in the wilderness. At the break of dawn, he goes out to his chosen work: aggression. He attacks everything and all attack him. This is manifest in his descendants, who are at war with all the nations.
Rabbi Chaim Vital
Other nations have always ruled over each other, but not Ishmael, who have always been desert nomads who have no regular contact with others. They are like robbers who go out to rob others and then return to their tents, as it says, "he will be a wild man".
Targum Onkeos on this verse conveys the same idea. It translates "a wild man" as "one who kills people".
Within the community of Ishmael, there are a number of organizations qualifying as wildman: killers of people. A survey of the newspaper stories over the last few years tells who they are. They are the PLO, Hamas, and Fatah, all of whom have played roles in terror attacks in Israel.
The PLO was founded in 1964 as a Palestinian nationalist umbrella organization dedicated to the establishment of an independent Palestinian state. After the 1967 Arab-Israeli war, control devolved to the leadership of the various fedayeen militia groups, the most dominant of which was Yasser Arafat's Al-Fatah. US policy accepts that elements of the PLO have advocated, carried out, or accepted responsibility for acts of terrorism.
Hamas is a radical Islamic fundamentalist organization which became active in the early stages of the intifada, operating primarily in the Gaza District but also in Judea and Samaria. Formed in late 1987 as an outgrowth of the Palestinian branch of the Muslim Brotherhood, various Hamas elements have used both political and violent means, including terrorism, to pursue the goal of establishing an Islamic Palestinian state that would replace Israel. Hamas has conducted many terror attacks, including large-scale suicide bombings, against Israeli civilian and military targets.
The expected number of ELSs comparing Wildman with Hamas is set to 10. The cylinder size is 810 columns. The probability that a text from the ELS random placement text population would produce as small a table as this is 438/10,000. Finding by Professor Haralick
Fatah joined the PLO in 1968 and won the leadership role in 1969. The Fatah maintains several military and intelligence wings that have carried out terrorist attacks, including Force 17, the Hawari Special Operations Group, Tanzim and the Al Aqsa Marytrs Brigade. It has carried out numerous acts of international terrorism in Western Europe and the Middle East in the 1970s. In the last few years there is direct evidence that it has been responsible for terrorist attacks against Israeli and foreign civilians in Israel.
The expected number of ELSs comparing Wildman with Fatah is set to 10. The cylinder size is 608 columns. The probability that a text from the ELS random placement text population would produce as small a table as this is 603/10,000. Findings by Professor Haralick.
We therefore pair the key word Wildman, with each of PLO, Hamas, and Fatah. Setting the expected number of ELSs to 10 and using our standard protocol, the probability that a text from the ELS random placement text population would have as compact a combined result as the Torah text is 267/10,000.
The expected number of ELSs comparing Wildman with PLO is set to 10. The cylinder size is 381 columns. The probability that a text from the ELS random placement text population would produce as small a table as this is 3770.5/10,000. Findings by Professor Haralick
The expected number of ELSs is set to 10. The cylinder size is 381 columns. The probability that a text from the ELS random placement text population would produce as small a table as this is 3770.5/10,000. Findings by Professor Haralick..
(Editor: Evidence from the Supreme Moslem Council document of 1925 that the Temple Mount is the site where Solomon's Temple once stood. Currently this truth is being denied by Muslim religious leaders.)
END OF THE EXILE FOR THE NORTHERN KINGDOM
(Editor: In order to stay within the guidelines of the KolHaTor Vision, the Tetragrammaton has been changed to HaShem.)
Why does the target
deadline for the creation of a PLO state run from the year 2008 and up to the
beginning of 2009?
The ancient biblical prophet, Ezekiel, was told by HaShem to lay on his left side [curiously… the side traditionally associated with 'Din' (Judgment) and 'Gevurah' (Rigor)] in order to symbolically prophesy the judgment that was to come upon the Northern Kingdom [i.e., The 10 Northern Tribes of the House of Israel; collectively, known as Ephraim]. He was to lay on his left side for 390 days, which he was told would represent 390 years of Divine judgment to be executed upon the House of Israel... aka, Ephraim. He was furthermore instructed to lie on his right side for a further quantity of 40 days (years) which would depict the prophesied judgment which was to fall upon the Southern Kingdom of the House of Judah. (Ezekiel 4:1-6)
Unlike the House of Judah at the end of their Babylonian captivity, Ephraim (i.e., the 10 Tribes of the Northern Kingdom of Israel) did not repent and return to HaShem and to His Torah at the end of their judgment period proceeding from their Assyrian captivity. Therefore, according to the principle laid out in Leviticus 26, their punishment [i.e., exile and loss of identity… Hosea 8:8; Amos 9:9; Micah 5:8] was multiplied by 7 times the more. (Leviticus 26:18, 21, 24, 28).
390 years x 7 = 2730 years
The ancient captivity of the Northern Kingdom by the Assyrians began with their final conquest in 722-721 B.C.E. When, therefore, would the protracted Divine judgment (based upon Leviticus 26) upon the House of Israel/ Ephraim [i.e., exile and loss of identity…Isaiah 10:21-22] be over?
2730 – 722 B.C.E. = 2008 C.E. OR 2730 – 721 B.C.E. = 2009 C.E.
For HaShem promised the House of Israel/Ephraim the following:
“And I shall sow her for Myself in the earth, and I shall have compassion on her who had not obtained compassion. And I shall say to those who were not My people, ‘You are My people,’ while they say, ‘My Elohim!’” (Hosea 3:23, The Scriptures)
Because our calendars have errors, the above calculation is only an estimate. However, the unmistakable and compelling conclusion is that the end of the exile for the House of Israel/ Ephraim is NOW AT HAND; and they will in the very near future be able to reunite with the House of Judah in fulfillment of Ezekiel 37:15-28!
Christians have been taught for centuries that the Church has replaced Israel as the Chosen nation, taking over her mission to the world. In a related way, the dozens of Prophetic texts which promise the full and complete restoration of all Twelve Tribes of Israel to the Land have been allegorized and applied to either the Church, or to salvation in Heaven. The sad tale of Christian history, particularly the Christian slander and slaughter of the Jews, certainly belies any such transfer of the Plan to the Church. It is noteworthy that many texts from the New Testament itself reject such displacement interpretations, indicating that such ideas entered the Nazarene movement only over time and slowly took root. However, it is beyond doubt that the Hebrew Prophets know of no such shift in the Abrahamic Plan. Accordingly, those who take the Biblical revelation seriously must thoroughly reject all forms of replacement theology.
According to both Torah and Prophets, and pious Jews have understood this through the centuries, the House of Israel (the northern 10 tribes), and subsequently the House of Judah (the Jews) went into Exile because of their sins, and YHVH actually hid His face from her:
Then My anger shall be aroused against them in that day, and I will forsake them and I will hide My face from them, and they shall be devoured. And many evils and troubles shall befall them, so that they will say in that day, "Have not these evils come upon us because our God is not among us? And I will surely hide My face in that day because of all the evil which they have done, in that they have turned to other gods (Deuteronomy 31:17-18)
Then He said, I will hide My face from them, I will see what their end will be (Deuteronomy 32:20)
Then they will cry to YHVH, but He will not hear them. But He will even hide His face from them at that time, because they have been evil in their deeds (Micah 3:4).
However, this "hiding of the face" is neither rejection nor replacement. On the contrary, the very purpose of the Exile is to prepare for the full restoration of all Israel. Exile is always understood as a temporary measure of discipline, for a set period of time. Notice, when Moses first mentions the Exile, he includes promise of restoration:
When you are in distress and all these things have come upon you in the latter days, when you turn to YHVH your God and obey to His voice, for YHVH your God is a merciful God, He will not forsake you nor destroy you nor forget the covenant of your fathers which He swore to them (Deuteronomy 4:30-31)
YHVH your God will bring you back from captivity, and have compassion on you, and will gather you again from all the nations where YHVH your God has scattered you. If any of you are driven out to the farthest part under heaven, from there YHVH your God will gather you, and from there He will bring you .·.·. And YHVH your God will circumcise your heart and the heart of your descendants, to love YHVH your God with all your heart and will all your soul, so that you may live (Deuteronomy 30:3-6).
These promises of restoration are addressed to both the House of Israel (the Lost Tribes) and the House of Judah (the Jews). One of the most neglected points in the Hebrew Prophets, even among Jews, but virtually unacknowledged among Gentiles/Christians, is their constant emphasis on the total restoration of ALL Israel--meaning all twelve Tribes. Ephraim/Joseph, who has seemingly been lost among the Gentiles, will make himself known to his brother Judah. The results of this reunion will astound the world and alter world history. This is even hinted at mystically in the Joseph story (Genesis 45), but is declared in most uncertain terms throughout the Prophets. The average reader seldom notes the careful distinction which the Prophets consistently make between the House of Israel (Ephraim/Joseph), which refers to the Lost Tribes, and the House of Judah, whom we have known since the Babylonian Exile as the Jewish people.
2 Kings chapter 17 recounts the stark story of how the Assyrian king Sargon II took the Ten Tribes into captivity in 723 B.C.E and settled them northwest of Palestine, in the area of the Habor River near Lakes Van and Urmia. The writer makes it clear that "none was left except the tribe of Judah" (17:18). Josephus tells us that in his day many of them were still living in these areas, "beyond the Euphrates" (Antiquities 11. 133). However, there is a persistent tradition that significant portions of these tribes began to migrate elsewhere. The question of just where they went has been a subject of controversy down through the years and has given rise to many legends and attempts to locate them. 2 Esdras says that after crossing the Euphrates they journeyed a year and a half and came to a distant sparsely inhabited country called "Arzareth," where they are to remain until the last days (13:43-47). Unfortunately this name simply means "another land" and tells us only that they left their original area and went a considerable distance.
The rabbinic sources say that they migrated beyond the river Sambatyon, across which they will someday return. This mysterious river is said to flow six days a week, but rest on the Sabbath. Most scholars have taken this reference to the Sambatyon River as purely legendary and fantastic. However, recent research in Jerusalem as identified the river as none other than the Bosphorus strait, where the waters of the Black Sea flow past Istanbul toward the Aegean. There the current does actually slow down drastically, and at times even stop or reverse, on average about once a week, giving rise to these accounts. Isaiah also indicates that these tribes were located to the west in his time (Isaiah 66:18-21).
Based on this and much additional recent research it can definitely be shown that significant portions of the Lost Tribes migrated northwest, toward Europe and are to be found today among the Scandinavian, Celtic & kindred peoples. In other words the tribes are largely located today in the United States, Great Britain, northwestern Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and other scattered areas. They are primarily Protestant, tied to their Biblical heritage, and have by and large provided a hospitable climate for Jews and even supported Zionism. Unfortunately, most researchers have tended to look to the East, and have only found scattered pockets of peoples who might be associated with the tribes--the Bene Israel of India, the Pathans on the Afghani-Pakastani border, the Kashmiris, the Chiang-Min on the Chinese-Tibetan border, and even many tribes of Africa of whom the Ethiopians have been the most prominent example.
These attempts at locating the tribes miss the fact that the most significant group went northwest into Europe, and did finally fulfill the promises that were made to the two sons of Joseph--Ephraim and Manasseh, about unprecedented national greatness (Genesis 48:4-20). They were to become a great company of nations leading the world in wealth and influence (Genesis 49:22-26; Deuteronomy 33:13-17). This fits in well with what the Prophets predict for the last days, when the Lost Tribes return. They are pictured "without number, as the sand of the sea" not as tiny insignificant pockets of tribal groups.
The official rabbinic ruling (halacha) is that the Lost Tribes will return.
The Hebrew prophets consistently and carefully distinguish between these two "Houses." This is not a minor theme, but actually the dominant emphasis that runs throughout these texts. This restoration of all Israel rests upon the absolute promise of YHVH. Although Israel (that is the Ten Tribes) is scattered through the nations, numbering as the sands of the sea, and they even come to think of themselves as Gentiles, YHVH declares that not the "least grain" will be lost. His eyes are on all their ways, and they will surely RETURN--to YHVH their God, to Judah (the Jews), and to the Land. The following texts provide a brief overview of the prophetic picture. The details and consistency one finds in the Prophets on this subject is quite impressive. Anyone who will bother to carefully study these texts will come away with a transformed understanding of what lies on the horizon with regard to the prophetic times in which we live.
Isaiah 11:11-12: The Davidic ruler gathers both the House of Israel and the House of Judah--and peace comes between the two. This full gathering seems to come with the appearance of the Davidic Messiah, however, many texts indicate that the first stages of the reunion begin earlier and in less dramatic ways.
Jeremiah 3:6-18: The northern tribes of Israel return and join Judah, "one from a city, two from a family" prior to the complete union when the Kingdom of God comes. This appears to be what has begun to happen in our day.
16:14-19: This is often applied to Judah and to the Jews returning to the Land in our century, but in context, it applies in particular to the House of Israel (Lost Tribes), who have become like the "nations," whose fathers have inherited lies. Note the images: the first stage is fishing; the second is hunting. Judah already went through this stage, particularly after 1880, when the Zionists were able to "fish" ordraw a number of Jews back to the Land. However, it took the "hunters" (Nazis, Arabs, Soviets) to really get them to leave "Egypt and Babylon," following WWII. Perhaps we may expect a similar pattern with the return of the Lost Tribes.
23:1-6: This passage makes it clear that both Houses will come eventually--and again their return is associated with the Davidic Messiah. This GREAT RETURN is to rival the Exodus from Egypt in the time of Moses!
30-31: These key chapters are particularly full and vivid regarding the sequence of events to come about in the "latter days," and the establishment of the much expected new covenant with the restored Twelve Tribes of Israel.
Hosea 1-3: The Lost Tribes become "not My people," losing their identity and their knowledge of God and turning to paganism ("days of the Baalim," through they number as the sands of the sea (1:10-11;
2:13). They remain in this state for "many days" but return to Judah and to their God in the "latter days." Once again their return is associated with the appearance of the Davidic Messiah (1:11; 3:4-5).
5:6- 6:3: They are "revived on the third day," probably meaning after 2500 years of exile.
Amos 9:8-10: In 8:11-12 the northern Ten Tribes lose contact with God. They are to be sifted through the nations, nonetheless they are kept intact. Their restoration is once again connected to the Davidic Messiah.
Obadiah 15-21: A restored ``Joseph/Ephraim" (Lost Tribes) is instrumental in finally punishing the Arabs who have rejoiced at Judah's (the Jews in the Land) troubles and distress (the Holocaust, the Wars of 1947-73, the Gulf War).
Micah 2:12-13: Great multitudes of the remnant of Israel return, until their is no room for them, even spilling over into Gilead (the east Bank, see 7:14).
Zechariah 8:13; 9 & 10: All the tribes eventually come together--Judah and Ephraim are joined. Judah seems to be saved first (12:7), and have great military success (10:3-5), but Joseph (the Lost Tribes) is afterward associated with them (10:6-10). They are so numerous that they spill over into Lebanon and Gilead. Of particular note is the language of Zechariah 10:9: "And I will sow them among the peoples; and they shall remember me in far countries, and they shall live with their children, and turn again."
Ezekiel 34-37: YHVH Himself will search out His "lost sheep" which have been scattered among the nations (34:11-13). The "two sticks" of the House of Judah (the Jews) and the House of Israel (the Lost Tribes of Joseph and his brethren) are absolutely destined to become one, leading to the Messianic era (37:15-28).
Almost all interpreters of prophecy, whether Jewish or Christian, tend to loosely read these texts and apply them in a blanket way "to the Jews." Surely, the return to Zion in our century, with the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948, is of the greatest prophetic significance. However, these passages from the Prophets clearly speak of a further GREAT RETURN of ALL Israel. This vital distinction between the House of Judah and the House of Israel must be carefully noted if one wants to understand the detailed prophetic picture presented in these texts.
These promises to national Israel are absolute and unconditional. There are over forty separate sections of the Hebrew prophets which deal specifically, and in the greatest of detail, with this theme of the full and unqualified restoration of all twelve of the Tribes of Israel. The cumulative impact of these texts is overwhelming. They cannot be ignored or spiritualized if one wishes to interpret the Scripture with any historical seriousness. Yet they have never been fulfilled in past history--not in the 6th century B.C.E when a few thousand Jews returned to the Land, nor yet in our day. The establishment of the State of Israel in 1948 is a bare beginning, a kind of "firstfruits" sign of what is to come. The Prophets speak of Judah returning first to the Land. Their return in our day is a concrete demonstration that YHVH has not and will not cast off or reject His people Israel--including the Ten Lost Tribes:
Thus says YHVH, who gives the sun for light by day, the ordinances of the moon and the stars for a light by night, who disturbs the sea so that its waves roar; YHVH of Hosts is His name: "If those ordinances depart from before Me, declares YHVH, then the offspring of Israel shall also cease from being a nation before Me forever."
Thus says YHVH, "If heaven above can be measured, and the foundations of the earth searched out beneath, then I will also cast off all the offspring of Israel for all that they have done," declares YHVH (Jeremiah 31:35-37).
`For this is like the waters of Noah to Me; for as I have sworn that the waters of Noah would no longer cover the earth, so have I sworn that I would not be angry with you, nor rebuke you. For the mountains shall depart and the hills be removed, but my kindness shall not depart from you, nor shall my covenant of peace be removed," says YHVH who has mercy on you (Isaiah 54:9-10).
Surely language could be no plainer. The full restoration of all Israel is as sure and certain as the laws of Nature and as the sworn testimony of YHVH God Himself. The Prophets speak about a specific period of time when this restoration will come:
For the children of Israel shall abide many days without king or prince, without sacrifice or sacred pillar, without ephod or teraphim. Afterward the children of Israel will return and seek YHVH their God and David their king. They will fear YHVH and His goodness in the last days (Hosea 3:4-5)
Though scattered to all nations, shifted like wheat, YHVH declares "my eyes are on all their ways," and "not the least grain will fall to the ground" (Jeremiah 16:17; Amos 9:9). Both Israel and Judah (all Twelve Tribes) will be brought back to the Land and reunited in a GREAT RETURN that will rival the Exodus from Egypt (Ezekiel 37:15-23; Jeremiah 16:14-15). This return is for spiritual purposes which leads to the arrival of the Messianic age and the Kingdom of God.
Therefore thus says the Lord YHVH, "Now I will bring back the captivity of Jacob, and have mercy on the whole house of Israel; and I will be jealous for My Holy Name .·.·.·. When I have brought them back from the peoples and gathered them out of their enemiesµ lands, and I am sanctified in them in the sight of many nations, then they shall know that I am YHVH their God who sent them into captivity among the nations, but also brought them back to their land, and left none of them captive any longer. And I will not hide my face from them anymore; for I shall have poured out My Spirit on the house of Israel" (Ezekiel 39:25-29).
`But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days," says YHVH: "I will put my Torah in their minds, and write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people" (Jeremiah 31:33).
For I will take you from among the nations, gather you out of all the countries, and bring you into your own land. Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you shall be clean .·.·. I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you .·.·. (Ezekiel 36:25-26).
This is all part of the Plan: that through the nation Israel, and her Messiah, all the world will come to experience the Kingdom of God. Israel suffers Exile, receiving "double for all her sins," but according to Isaiah 40-53 she is also the "servant of YHVH" whose suffering leads to redemption for all nations. Jeremiah puts it most succinctly:
I will cause the captives of Judah and the captives of Israel to return, and will rebuild those places as at the first. I will cleanse them from all their iniquity .·.·. then it shall be to Me a name of joy, a praise, and an honor before all the nations of the earth (Jeremiah 33:7-9).
The conversion of Israel leads to the turning of all nations to the knowledge of YHVH and His Torah Way for all humankind. The Davidic Messiah regathers all Israel, and at the same time the nations seek YHVH (Isaiah 11:10-12). It is at that time the "earth becomes full of the knowledge of YHVH as the waters cover the seas (Isaiah 11:9). The Torah goes forth from Jerusalem to all nations; the nations stream up to the Land to learn the Way of YHVH (Isaiah 2:2-4). Consistently the Prophets associatethese three related phenomena: the return of the House of Judah, the joining of Judah with the Lost Tribes, and the subsequent conversion of all the nations to YHVH and His Way (see Isaiah 14:1-2; 56:7; 60:3; Zechariah 2:10-13; and Psalm 67). Note these clear examples:
Sing for joy and be glad, O daughter of Zion; for behold I am coming and I will dwell in your midst, declares YHVH. And many nations will join themselves to YHVH in that day and will become My people (Zechariah 2:10-11)
·.·. For I will bring them back into their land which I gave to their fathers .·.·. The Gentiles shall come to You from the ends of the earth and say, surely our fathers have inherited lies, worthless and unprofitable things (Jeremiah 16:15-19).
At that time Jerusalem shall be called The Throne of YHVH, and all the nations shall be gathered to it, to the name of YHVH, to Jerusalem. Nor more shall they follow the dictates of their evil hearts. In those days Judah will walk with the house of Israel, and they will come together out of the land of the north to the land that I have given as an inheritance to your fathers (Jeremiah 3:17-18).
Yes, many peoples and strong nations shall come to seek YHVH of Hosts in Jerusalem and to pray before YHVH .·.·. Thus says YHVH of Hosts, "In those days ten men from every language of the nations will grasp the corner of the garment [the tzizit; Numbers 15:38-40] of a Jewish man saying, `Let us go with you, for we have heard that God is with you" (Zechariah 8:23).
Jeremiah says, "Israel was holy to YHVH, the firstfruits of His harvest" (2:3). This image of the firstfruits relates to the symbolic meaning of Israelµs Holy Days and the harvest seasons, as set forth in Leviticus 23. The Way of YHVH will first be realized through the "great nation," as promised to Abraham, repeated to Isaac and Jacob, and reiterated throughout the Bible, then the "full harvest" will follow. There is nothing racist about this Plan of God, rather it is a matter of YHVH using those whom He has determined and prepared for his historic purposes, thus fulfilling His promises. As YHVH Himself declares, this Restoration of All Israel is a "vindication" of His Holy Name (Ezekiel 36:23). This is the prime Messianic task according to all the Prophets.
Am I My Brother’s Keeper?
The following was excerpted from an online book written and published for free on the internet by Rabbi Isidor Zwirn (of blessed memory) back in the 1990’s. It was entitled "Am I My Brother's Keeper?". Rabbi Zwirn was affectionately known as “The Rabbi from Burbank” because of an autobiography of his life which had been published earlier by that title; and which detailed how he, as an Orthodox Jewish Rabbi, had come to discover that Yeshua HaNotzri (Jesus of Nazareth or as Rabbi Zwirn would translate it "Jesus the Preserver") was indeed his Messiah. The book was later republished by an alternate title: “A Rabbi’s Search for Messiah”.
Unfortunately, his free online book (excerpted below) entitled “Am I My Brother’s Keeper” is no longer available online. However, here’s my favorite chapter from that book. If you’re a Zionist Christian you’re going to love this, his twelfth chapter… be blessed.
Eternal Truth Number 12
This chapter is devoted to our Eternal L-rd’s plan of peace. Thus it is the perfect plan that was laid out prior to the creation of this universe. The natural order of events will surely be fulfilled. Note the word "Perfect" ascribed to our Supernal Living Lord. Everything HaShem does took eons and eons of years to plan ahead. If the G-d of Israel made one mistake, this whole universe would return to "Tohoo VaVohoo" [disorder, chaos]. Therefore rest assured that all other plans of peace made by imperfect created beings will never even begin to compare with our L-rd’s "Eternal Covenant of Peace" revealed to Ezekiel in chapter 37 of his prophecy.
I hope to guide readers to choose, as I have done, the one event that I believe "will renew the face of the earth"...
This event is "the Coronation of the Eternal King over the people of Judah and Ephraim" which is now comprised of Jews and the Christians. Any one who does not hope to be invited to the greatest event in the history of the human race will surely not be invited. This is because they have not yet researched the destiny of the 12 tribes of Israel among the nations as recorded in Torah.
An explanation of the divine destiny of the 12 tribes of Israel – Our L-rd’s plan of peace for all humans as promised in Psalm 29 and prophesied in Ezekiel 37:
Verse 15, 16: HaShem directs Ezekiel to "Take one stick and write upon it for Judah and his brethren of Israel. Then take another stick and write upon it for Joseph, the tree of Ephraim and his brethren of Israel"
Verse 17: "and join one to the other to make them one stick so that they become one stick in your hand"
Verse 18: "and when the children of your people speak and say to you, ‘Will you please tell us what does this action mean to you"?
Verse 19: "Say to them, ‘Thus says HaShem, Behold I will take the stick of Joseph now in the hand of Ephraim and their brethren tribes of Israel and I will put them upon the stick of Judah and make them one stick so that they will be one in MY HAND"
Verse 20: "and the stick upon which you wrote will be before their eyes, remaining in your hand.
Verse 21: "Now say to them, ‘Thus says HaShem, I am taking the children of Israel from among the nations where they have gone and I will gather them from every side and will bring them back to their own land.
Verse 22: "and I will make them on nation in the land upon the mountains of Israel, and one king shall be king to all of them. They will no longer be two nations. Neither will they be divided into two kingdoms anymore."
Verse 23: "Neither shall they defile themselves anymore with idols, detestable things and their transgressions. I will bring them salvation to all their dwelling places where they sinned. I will cleanse them so that they will be my people and I will be their G-d."
Verse 24: "My servant David will be king over them and they will have one shepherd. They will walk in my regulations, and observe and do my rules."
Verse 25: "Then they will dwell in the land which I gave to Jacob, my servant, where your patriarchs dwelt. They shall live there with their children and their children’s children forever."
Verse 26: "I will make for them a covenant of peace. It shall be an eternal covenant with them and I will establish them and multiply them. I will set my sanctuary in their midst forever."
Verse 27: "My divine presence will be over them and I will be their G-d and they shall be my people."
Verse 28: "The nations shall know that I am the God that sanctifies Israel for my sanctuary will be in their midst forever."
In summary of HaShem’s Plan of Peace:
1. Judah and Ephraim will become one nation once again. Thus fulfilling the promises made to the Patriarchs, Matriarchs and Israel’s prophets of truth. These promises state that all 12 tribes will remain eternal, just like HaShem’s covenants, Laws and truths found in Torah.
2. HaShem will take the children of Israel from among the nations wherever they have gone, gather them and bring them back to their own land and make them "one nation upon the land of Israel".
3. One King will be king and Shepherd over the united 12 tribes of Israel, who in reality is The King of kings and the L-rd of lords. "My servant David shall be king over them all" in verse 24, is referring to Yeshua as all three titles point messianically to Yeshua - "King", "Shepherd" and "David". Thus the 12 tribes will no longer be divided into two kingdoms as they were after King Solomon’s death.
4. Reunited and reborn, Israel will be cleansed so that they will be G-d’s people and HaShem will be there only G-d forever.
5. The 12 tribes of Israel shall receive a covenant of peace. It shall be to them an eternal covenant.
all nations shall know that HaShem has sanctified the entire nation of Israel
since G-d’s sanctuary will be in their midst forever establishing that G-d was
faithful to his words and promises as recorded in Torah.
Now all families of the earth will rush to become first class citizens of the Zionist State of Israel with Yeshua as her King. For according to the biblical laws of Moses, strangers and foreigners have always had the choice to become citizens of Israel on equal footing with native-born Israelites. Thus the racist "Gezerot" or laws of the rabbis will be manifest as anti-biblical and therefore obsolete. All strangers will see before their very eyes the benefits gained when they become first class citizens of Israel
Furthermore, most of
the earth will be "Netzerized" or Christianized in the truest and
fullest sense of the word. Not as the historic church attempted by adopting the
doctrines of men and demons becoming destroyers or "meshumids". This
is how I believe "the face of the earth will be renewed".
Readers who have not fully researched the four major prophecies about "Jesus the Preserver" and his disciples, the "Notzrim" (or Christians) should do so if confused. These four major prophecies were researched in chapter 9 and include:
1. Isaiah 11:1 coupled with Isaiah 10:21
2. Isaiah 66:7,8
3. Jeremiah 31
Additional evidence which can be found in the New Testament:
1. Galatians 3:29 "if you are of Christ, then you are of Abraham’s seed and heirs according to promise"
reason why this premise is true is explained beginning with verse 23 of
Galatians, chapter 3.
Verse 23: "Before the coming of the truth, we were in custody being shut in by faith under the Torah. However the evidence of the "emunah" [faith] (or Truth) would be revealed afterwards."
Verse 24: "Therefore the Torah has become our tutor of truth that leads us to Christ so that we will be justified by truth."
Verse 25: "But now that the truth has come, we are no longer under a tutor."
Verse 26: "For you are all children of G-d, through truth of the Messiah Jesus".
Verse 27: "For all of you who were baptized into Messiah have clothed yourselves with Messiah."
Verse 28: "Therefore there is neither Jew or Greek, neither slave or freeman, neither male or female, for all of you are one in Messiah Jesus".
Verse 29: "if you are of Christ, then you are of Abraham’s seed and heirs according to promise"
Just as the prophesied: Messiah- that is Yeshua HaNotzrei- fulfills all the other prophecies; so does he fulfill verse 29. All Jews and Christians or those of the southern tribes of Judah and the northern tribes of Ephraim are eternal members of the eternal family of Israel.
2:19 "Therefore, you are no longer strangers and aliens, but
fellow-citizens with the saints and of the house of God."
To come to this conclusion we are taught in the preceding verses 13-18:
Verse 13: "But now in Jesus Christ, you who were formerly far removed, were brought near through the blood of Christ."
Verse 14: "For he himself is our peacemaker who made both groups (Judah and Ephraim) into one. And broke down the fenced-in dividing wall
Verse 15: "By abolishing in his flesh the enmity of the laws and ordinances of ‘Gezerotehem’ [prophibitive laws enacted by the Rabbis with the intent of severely restricting contact between Jews and Gentiles]. Thus of himself he made the two into one. This is how he made peace between Judah and Ephraim.
Verse 16: "And he reconciled the both through the cross, into one body [assembly] of God, thus putting to death the enmity between them."
Verse 17: "He came to bring the good news of peace to those nearby and afar
Verse 18: "For through Him [Christ] we both [Jews and non-Jews] now have access to our Father in one spirit.
This is the reason that Christians "are no longer strangers and aliens". Rather, they are fellow-citizens of Israel as cited above.
Verses 20 through 22
continue to be in full agreement with verse 19. Unfortunately, these verses are
in strong disagreement with Church-Christianity’s teachings and will finally
have to come out "on top of the bushel" in order to set the Jews and
Christians free to take hold of their divine inheritance as promised by God.
Yes! Yes! Yes! Our Eternal L-rd Jesus Christ did not forget the "Lost Sheep of Israel" or "The Children Left of the Sword" which Assyria sent into the "holocaust" due to the captivity in 722 BC.
Prior to the creation of the world, HaShem planned that the northern tribes of Israel would return to their Promised Land as revealed in:
Isaiah 11:16: "And there shall be a highway for the remnant of his people that remained from Assyria"
This "highway" being described is analogous to the day the 12 tribes left the land of Egypt.
The more and more Jews and Christians study and research Our Eternal L-rd’s Plan of Peace and the more they realize that when Jews and Christians intermarry, it is nothing more than one from one tribe marrying a person from another of the 12 tribes, thus making the Second Coming of the Messiah imminent.
Why will the Arabs and the rest of mankind want to become fellow-citizens of the Zionist State of Israel?
Chapter 48 of the Psalms teaches us:
Verse 3: "G-d in her places has made Himself known as a stronghold"
Verse 4: "When the kings assembled, they came forward together"
Verse 5: "They saw straightaway in amazement. They were frightened and hasted away"
Verse 6: "Trembling took hold of them as the pangs of a woman in labor"
When tyrants and dictators see "The stronghold of Ephraim and Judah" established, they will end their wars against the Zionist State of Israel. If they could not destroy the youngest and least numbered of united Israel, how could they possibly conquer the now "Completed" Israel?
All that remains for the united and "shalem" [whole, complete] State of Israel is to follow the "instructions and directions" found in the rest of chapter 48 in verses 13 through 15:
"Walk around the city of Zion and count the strength of those towers … that you tell its future generations … this is our G-d forever and ever … He will guide us eternally"
When all the families of this earth will see "The Strongholds of Zion" only a small minority will not want to live under:
"Liberty" instead of "Tyranny"
"Eternal Peace" instead of "War"
"Justice" instead of "Injustice"
"Universal Brotherhood" instead of "Nazism/Racism"
Until next MONTH from the Jerusalem CALLING team!
PEACE AND BLESSINGS
Compiling editor: Agatha van der Merwe
Content control: OvadYah Avrahami
Participating editors: Dr Robert Mock, Geoffrey Messervy-Norman, Stephen Spykerman