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Are the Twelve Tribes of Really Israel Lost?

By Dr. Rabbi Reuben Ben-Avraham.

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Part One


From the image above of the Twelve Tribes of Israel, which sets the theme of this important study I am sure that by the time we reach the end we will have gained a great deal from the wonderful Word of Elohim, blessed be His Sanctified Name, and I know with certainty that you will have learned some things that you may not have ever known before. As of 2021 I have been aware of the truth of this matter now for thirty years! If you have not heard any of what I will provide in this study, obviously you may ask, how come you know this, whilst others have not found this? Believe me, I am certainly not better than anyone else, for I feel far from being superior, but it is all due to having a Hebraic mind and loving to search out many wonderful facts and words from the Ivrit - Hebrew from our beloved Tanakh, as well as having an archaeological background, I feel that I have been blessed by Elohim with an understanding of ancient Hebrew times. Believe me it takes a great deal of prayer, and loving studying the Tanakh! I wanted you to understand this as we go on with this study for it is a vital link to understanding the Tanakh.

As we undertake this study, we should understand that the Tanakh is packed with treasures, and all it takes is time reading it and looking at the root of some words and comprehending just what it is really saying!

Now here is one secret of understanding our Tanakh better. And I have placed the secret below, for it is vital to take note of the following information:

There are three very clear levels of learning & understanding of the Tanakh as given by our Elohim, for when we read and study the Tanakh, we should keep the following three points always in mind.

These three points or steps are the most valuable guide and it will certainly provide you with guidance and they will illuminate the sheer beauty and the fullness that can be found in Elohim’s most Sanctified Word!

1When was the Word given to Israel?

2Who was Elohim, blessed be His Sanctified Name, speaking to?

3How was His Word understood by B’Nai Yisroel - the Children of Israelat the time it was spoken/given?

I stress once again, I do believe that these three points are most relevant to our understanding of what the Almighty was saying at the time it was given and what it means to you and me right now, for the past still has great meaning today as we learn from it!

But we also must learn the following, 1. Never take the Tanakh out of its context and 2. We cannot read someone else’s letter and just assume that it solely applies to us, for as we read it in our modern day language rather than the original Ivrit, we should understand that languages change greatly!

The Perfect Example:

Let us turn to Tehillim - Psalm 105:7-10 for I believe within these four verses you will discover an interesting dilemma. There are some who have come to me over the years and have asked “rabbi is there not a contradiction in this Tehillim?” Let me tell you this truth, there is never any contradictions in the Tanakh of Elohim, blessed be His Sanctified Name. The only contradiction is always with those who do not comprehend, or checking what is actually said, and why, and when! As history has proven man has so frequently caused confusion because they refused to look back when it was written, and how it was understood then! This so-called problem is very easily solved; however we must look at the original Ivrit - Hebrew for clarification! Thus let us now look at this Tehillim and see what precious gem it will provide us.

“He is our Elohim; His judgments are in all the earth. He hath remembered His covenant forever, the word which He commanded to a thousand generations; The covenant which He made with Avraham, and His oath unto Yitzchak - Isaac; And He established it unto Ya’aqov - Jacob for a statute, to Yisroel - Israel for an everlasting covenant” Tehillim - Psalm 105:7-10 (JPS version of the Tanakh with Hebrew names added).

Let me transliterate part of verse 8 into Hebrew.

Zachar Le’olam Be’rito Davar Tzi’vah Le’elev Dor” (Hebrew- transliterated) - “He () remembers His covenant forever, the Word He commanded, for a thousand generations.” Verse 8.

You will note that two special words are used; “forever” and “everlasting” in verse 10 and obviously even in our understanding these words should mean exactly what they say! However, this is not the case according to some rabbis, for they can mostly only see a problem in these verses!

In Hebrew both the words “forever” and “everlasting” are the exact same Hebrew word, being “Olam” and it also translates as “eternity,” “eternal,” “universe,” “without end.” And there is much more, but I am sure that you get the picture!

However, there is one point in these verses that most rabbis just simply cannot grasp, and thus it has been troublesome with the balance of these verses, thus I have been asked; “But rabbi, why does it state in the second part of verse 8 that it is only “for a thousand generations, does this not mean that there is an obvious time limit?”

Who would ever ask this is really not to smart and it is not a very clever question! However, truth is, I am always delighted when I am asked, for it gives me the opportunity to explain the sheer beauty in these verses. But let me just quickly go back to the three points I have already mentioned, and here they are once again.

1… When was the Word given to Israel?

2… Who was Elohim, blessed be His Sanctified Name speaking to?

3… How was His Word understood by Israel at the time it was spoken/given?

Therefore, we need to remember that Elohim, blessed be He, was speaking to B’Nai Yisroel through the Psalmist and the people at the time of hearing had a certain understanding that was obviously very different to our way of thinking both in the past and today. I mean, if you would transport yourself back to London in the 1400’s you would hardly understand a word of the English they were speaking at that time, for the language has changed so greatly. Even those, who have never been, and would now go to a traditional Shakespeare play today, will have problems in understanding it, proving that language and understanding has changed so greatly over time.

Of course the children of Israel were overwhelmed by the word and statement “Olam” which to them meant “His covenant” would be “eternal” never ending, just like the universe! And let us be honest, even with all the technology available to us with all the exploration of outer space and the depths of the oceans, etc, no one can still measure or comprehend eternity!

It was for that very reason that Elohim, blessed be His Sanctified Name, gave Israel an insight to what eternity could possibly be like for obviously Israel had no comprehension of the immensity of it, thus Psalmist saidthe Word He commanded, for a thousand generations.” You may think. “Well that does not say much about it being eternal”. I am sorry for anyone who thinks this is very wrong, for remember we are speaking about those ancient times!

For beloved, I have another piece in this remarkable puzzle and that is not just regarding Hebraic time that we need to understand, BUT, we all know that the Hebrew Alphabet are not just letters, for it is also the Hebrew Numerical system. I am sure you will know the following, but for those who may not, let me explain. For example A (Aleph) = 1, and B (Beth) = 2, and so it goes on. Thus, I would like to place before you details regarding the duration that is quoted (a thousand generations”, which I pray you will find very interesting.

At that time the Tehillim - Psalm was given, the highest numerical denominator in the Hebrew alphabet was 1,000, Thus it was just like Elohim was saying to His people Israel, “My Covenant will be for you as far as you can possibly count,” and one thousand to Israel was like saying as far as the stars of heaven and more, it was like saying many millions, billions, way beyond their comprehension. Considering Elohim did not say 1,000 years, but then He even multiplied it by 1,000 when He said “a thousand generations” and we know from the Word “a thousand generations” remember one generation was then considered as 40 years! And thus, what Elohim was saying to Israel here was this, “My Covenant will be for you not just as far as you can possibly count, but it is multiplied by generations.” Thus we are speaking of 40,000 years. Can you just imagine it, this was like saying forever these dessert people, and it frankly far beyond our comprehension even today! Thus Elohim was giving Yisroel an insight, a picture of what eternity could possibly be like, and He did this by using the ultimate picture by using what they had within their own language and their numerical system that proved a scene of eternity!

Therefore, this Tehillim – Psalm 105:8 clearly proves that for example the Torah Mitzvah’s and the Ten Commandments are FOREVER!

Remember, Elohim, blessed be He, spoke to His people in their understanding at that time!

But what about the Ten Tribes:

This study will prove the following, the factual truth … that the so-called “Ten Lost Tribes of Israeltheory is a hideous and an outrageous lie, and I am sorry, but I will make my thoughts very clear on this! For the whole ideology is and has been made up as a purposeful lie by countless “British Israelites”, who are worldwide, in Europe and America, as well as Australia and others who are so terribly misguided. They are “christians” of various beliefs, but most believe in an evil lie that the “Ten tribes were lost.” I have got bad news for them, TAKE MY WORD FOR IT WE ARE ALL STILL HERE!

Did you know that the Word of Elohim, blessed be He, clearly proves that ALL Twelve Tribes of Israel and they were also present at the time when the Romans controlled Judah and all Twelve Tribes are still with us today within our community’s who have been scattered unto “the four corners of the earth.” It is just sad we no longer remember from which Tribe we are.

Praise Elohim that around nine million Jews have now returned to “Eretz Israel” - the “Land of Israel” and if we were indeed lost then those who believe that the Ten Tribes were lost would be calling Elohim, blessed be His Sanctified Name, a liar! A little later in this study, I will absolutely prove; 1. That the teaching of the British Israelites is completely erroneous for the Tanakh has the answer! 2. That the Tanakh proves for a fact, that the Ten Tribes were never lost.

The truth is that the Tanakh makes it so VERY CLEAR, but, the sad fact is, including the English Royal Family that those those so-called “British Israelites” tends to skip the facts,

Part Two

Who is Israel?

We might well say, “We know who Israel is, for the Word tells us that we came out Children of Ya’aqov - Jacob’s Children, whom Elohim named Yisroel - Israel.” Elohim, blessed be His Sanctified Name, said to the children of Avraham to whom Elohim said;

“I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven and as the sand which is upon the seashore” Bereshis - Genesis 22:17 (JPS).

We have been told that a faithful remnant of Yisroel will escape the wrath of Elohim in that time to come.

“For out of Yerushalayim - Jerusalem shall go forth a remnant, and out of mount Tzion - Zion they that shall escape; the zeal of of hosts (Heb; Tzaba) shall perform this” Melachim Bet - 2 Kings 19:31 (JPS).

Therefore it will be the faithful remnant that shall be counted as the Yisroel of Elohim, being all those who love His Torah, and live a life accordingly upon the earth.

And we need to understand that faithful Jews and ex Gentiles who have fully converted a “Ger” are both fully part of Yisroel

Part Three

Who are the Seed of Avraham?

Now here is a powerful Question - Is Avraham the father of our faith? My answer I am sure will shock you, for it is - NO he was NOT!

Question: Was Avraham the first to have faith? Again, the answer is NO!

The line of faith began with Seth”, Adam’s third son and so was Enoch and Noach who were in faith. However, Avraham is certainly counted as the father of the Hebrew faith and nation. Thus, can one who was once a Gentile and has converted and has become a Jew, automatically becomes part of the faith of Avraham?

Part Four

Has Elohim Divorced Israel?

There have been certain Christians who have come to me over the years and said; “But does the Bible not make it clear that God was so tired of His backsliding people that He finally gave up and he divorced them, for it clearly states that in the book of Jeremiah, and I am sure you will agree with that”.

The problem with all those so-called “good and faithful Bible readers and church goers” is that they simply do not know or understand those powerful 3 points I gave at the beginning of this study.

Let us look, read and study the verse from Yirmyahu – Jeremiah in question!

“And I saw, when, forasmuch as backsliding Yisroel had committed adultery, I had put her away and given her a bill of divorcement, that yet treacherous Yehudah - Judah her sister feared not; but she also went and played the harlot” Yirmyahu - Jeremiah 3:8 (JPS).

Has , the Elohim of Avraham, Yitzchak - Isaac and Ya’akov - Jacob, divorced Israel? The answer is both YES and NO!

Yes, the great I AM, or Elohim, blessed be His Sanctified Name, did divorced Israel, but only temporarily. Thus not permanently as many believe.

OK, you may ask, “How can you possibly deduct this line of reasoning for it sound’s very confusing?” It is really very simple, for it comes straight from Elohim’s wonderful Tanakh!

The tragedy these days there are countless broken marriages and Elohim, blessed be His Sanctified Name, so well understands the heartache of those who grieve over the devastating results of divorce. He also has suffered the unfaithfulness of His “wife Israel” and He daily longs for her RETURN! There are those who think that if Israel were married to Elohim, she should have lived happily ever after. Indeed that should be true and every opportunity was certainly afforded to us.

Although Elohim had been the perfect Husband, one could hardly term their relationship at that time as marital bliss. Elohim was the first to admit that all was not well. In Yirmyahu - Jeremiah chapter 3, He reveals the sad truth, that even here, when He vividly describes the shameful behaviour of His wife, He immediately accompanies these revelations with a call for her return. After reviewing Israel’s repeated acts of adultery, sadly declares “And I saw ... I had put her away, and given her a BILL of DIVORCE.”

The Hebrew Word for Divorce:

Let us look at the Word Elohim uses here for “DIVORCE.” In Hebrew, it is “KERITHUTH,” which literally translates to “SEPARATE.”

However you will find that in the Tanakh there is also another word for “divorce,” being “garash,” and that word means, “to be utterly removed” - to be “cut off,” “divorced forever.” In fact, this word also has the meaning to “expel,” and “to do away with.” This word is directly related to a “grave,” being “a scab.” As a scab is dead tissue, when it falls off it can never return. Thus, the “garash” type of divorce in the Tanakh means, “to be cast away forever.”

Praise that the word “garash” was NOT used in Yirmyahu - Jeremiah 3:8 for Elohim, blessed be He, clearly used the word, “Kerithuth!”

Scripture references for the word "Garash" are as follows, Vayikra - Leviticus 21:14, and 22:13. Bamidbar - Numbers 30:9. For "Kerith", Yirmyahu - Jeremiah 3:8, Devarim - Deuteronomy 24:1 & 3, and Yeshayahu - Isaiah 50:1.

In Devarim - Deuteronomy 24, verses 1 to 4, where the word “kerithuth” is used, we will obtain the full picture. If a man divorces his wife, she may return to him at any time except if she has remarried and has been divorced again. Elohim, blessed be His Sanctified Name, divorced Israel only to bring her to her senses and complete restoration will take place. But, if she remarried another, Elohim could not have her back. Israel, praise to our heavenly Father, has never remarried another! Yes, she has played the harlot, but when she repents and those who have repented will make full reconciliation with her Husband!

Now let us look at another amazing scene that is given to us by our heavenly Father in His Word.

After Eliyahu - Elijah the prophet gave his amazing declaration of great faith to King Ahab, Elohim, blessed be He, commanded him to go to the “brook of Kerith.” What a wonderful picture we see here. Because of Israel’s sin worshipping Ba’al, Elohim would let Israel suffer in the physical, with no rain, but also in the spiritual, with the removal of Elohim’s Word, by separating Eliyahu - Elijah to the brook of Kerith. Now remember as we have learned “Kerith” means “to separate.” However, this would not be a permanent separation, for later Eliyahu - Elijah was commanded to go back to the king and the nation with the Word of Elohim, blessed be His Sanctified Name.

Our Heavenly Father who gave Israel a “Bill of Kerithuth” in order to bring her back to her senses, that restoration would take place. Through the foreknowledge of Elohim, blessed be His Sanctified Name, we know with certainty that Israel will be RETURNED to HIM! What a glorious glimpse of our Elohim’s love that is shown to us here in the story of Eliyahu, For He made public His divorce, His separation, yet He entreats Israel to Return to Him. (Please Note: There is a Four Page Study on Eliyahu online, the link is at the bottom of the page).

“Go and proclaim these words toward the north and say RETURN thou backsliding Israel says ; and I will not cause mine anger to fall upon you. For I am merciful, says , and I will not keep anger forever. Only acknowledge your iniquity, that thou have transgressed against Elohim, and have scattered thy ways to the strangers under every green tree, and ye have not obeyed my voice, says . TURN, O backsliding children, says , for I AM MARRIED TO YOU, and I will take you one of a city, and two of a family, and I will bring you to Zion.” Yirmyahu - Jeremiah 3:12 to 14.

Elohim insisted on one condition, “RETURN (Hebrew, Shuv – Repent, Return) again unto Me” (Yirmyahu - Jeremiah 3:1 and Zecharyah – Zechariah 1:3). Restoration and restitution will be Israel’s happy experience when she fulfils her Husband's just demands. You will have noticed I pray that even during the period of separation, refers to His status as that of marriage with Israel! Again, the unbreakable Word of Elohim gives this truth.

“Though I will make a full end of all nations whither I have scattered thee (Israel - ALL 12 Tribes), yet will I NOT make a full end of thee.” Yirmyahu - Jeremiah 30:11.

Elohim’s covenant with Israel will not be broken as stated in Yirmyahu - Jeremiah 31:35 to 37.

“Thus says , who gives the sun for a light by day, the ordinances of the moon and the stars for a light by night, who disturbs the sea, and its waves roar, of hosts is His Name. ‘If those ordinances depart from before Me,’ says , ‘then the seed of Israel shall also cease from being a nation before Me forever.’ Thus says : ‘If heaven above can be measured, and the foundations of the earth searched out beneath, I will also cast off all the seed of Israel for all that they have done,’ says .”

It is imperative in these days that we rightly divide ’s Word of truth which is found in our Tanakh. For we live in evil and troubled times.

Part Five

Is there a powerful anti Jewish sentiment in the World?

Sadly yes there is, for countless years going back in history to this very day there are countless church leaders and teachers teach that “the Church has taken Israel’s place.” This doctrine is Babylonish for it suggests that Elohim has put away His wife and has taken another. Believe me this kind of teaching is being taught throughout a great deal of the Hyper and general Charismatic churches around the world. There are pastors like Kenneth Hagin’s Rhema Bible Training Centre who use a book called “The Eternal Church” by Bill Hamon, as a training manual. What does it teach? It clearly states an evil lie of that “the Church is Israel and Heir to ALL of Israel’s promises” and that “natural Israel has been CUT OFF from Elohim and has no further place in the prophetic scene.”

Are the Ten Tribes of Israel lost?

There is a christian group known as “British Israel” as well within many churches that there is great confusion regarding the so-called “Ten Lost Tribes Theories”. The question we should be asking ourselves, are the Ten Tribes of Israel really lost? Have the “Ten Tribes” become a part of an evil so called christian world, yet it is being professed by so many churches these days?

Let me tell you right here and now that all twelve tribes were well represented in Judea and Benjamin during the time of the Romans having taken control, and I do mean the vast majority of the people of Israel by that time had moved there! Now, I can hear some of you say, “there is no way on earth that you can possibly know that”, or better still “try and prove a word of what you are saying!” To be honest, if I had to rely on my own brain, I could not, but how about the Tanakh that contains THE Word of Elohim, blessed be His Sanctified Name, would the Tanakh satisfy you?

The following truths are found in the following reading, and I suggest that you read it and re-read it very carefully in order that you will gain a full understanding of what our Elohim is saying to you here, for it will astound you and provide the TRUTH of the WORD!

“In the thirty-sixth year of the reign of Asa (king of Judah), Basha the king of Yisrael - Israel came up against Judah and built Ramah, to prevent anyone going out or coming in to Asa the king of Judah. And Asa brought silver and gold from the treasuries of the House of and of the king’s house and sent it to Ben-Hadad king of Aram, who ruled in Damascus, saying, ‘Let there be a covenant between you and me, as there was between my father and your father. See, I have sent you silver and gold. Come, break your covenant with Basha king of Israel, so that he withdraws from me.’ And Ben-Hadad listened to king Asa and sent the commanders of his armies against the cities of Israel, and they smote Iyon, and Dan, and Abel Mayim, and all the storage cities of Naphtali. And it came to be, when Basha heard it, that he stopped building Ramah and ceased his work. Then Asa the king brought all Judah and they took away the stones and timber of Ramah, which Basha had used for building. And with them he built Geba and Mitspah.” Dibre HaYamin Bet - 2 Chronicles 16:1 to 6.

The story in brief:

Thus the evil king Basha of Yisroel went to war with the good king Asa of Yehudah - Judah, we know this because he had been on the throne for 36 years, we should know that all good and faithful kings had long reigns, whilst evil ones died early and had short reigns! But because so many of the faithful of Israel were leaving the land of what was becoming pagan Israel and went to Judah. That was why Basha commenced to build a massive wall at the border town of Ramah to stop his people from leaving. Thus king Asa, made an agreement with the king of Damascus to assist him which he did, and as Israel was too busy with the Syrians, Asa had the wall broken down and he built two whole towns from its rubble that was constructed from that huge wall!

As we know of course, upon the death of King Shlomo - Solomon the Hebrew nation split into two kingdoms, Yehudah - Judah and Benjamin) and Yisroel - Israel having the Ten Tribes. The two-tribe nation remained faithful much longer than Israel. Yet in the nation of Israel there were many who had remained faithful to the Elohim of Avraham, Yitzchak, and Ya'akov, thus we in the Word we see that a massive Exodus took place. This Exodus had so angered Basha, the King of Israel at that time, that he fortified the border town of Ramah to stop the flow of the faithful Israelites into Yehudah. The rest we have already learned above!

However, the point is that there was a large population explosion in Judah from the additional intake from Israel over an extended period of time. But, how do we know that the numbers were as extensive?

To be honest, this can be judged from the simple fact that, when Israel was taken captive there were only 17,000-armed men taken captive. However in Judah around the same time it was a massive number of 307,500-armed men that was taken captive. Thus, there is no doubt that we can clearly see that Yehudah - Judah at that time also represented many of the Twelve Tribes.

We also read in the Tanakh that many towns in Israel fell rapidly mostly because they were almost deserted. It is a simple fallacy to say that the ten tribes disappeared in Assyria or migrated to Europe to re-emerge in Britain and thus, that hideous lie which those evil British Israelitescreated. The truth is when people reject the TRUTH, which is found in the Word of Elohim, blessed be His Sanctified Name, they will so readily accept a lie, and they will use all sorts of Scriptures completely out of context to justify their theories, and remember, a theory is not a fact, but the Word of is factual.

Thus, Judah was bursting with the best of the Twelve Tribes. And as organisations such as “British Israel” as well as a good number of other Christians who firmly believe and preach that the Ten Tribes of Israel were lost, thus doing a search, I was amazed that in very their own writings, being the “New Testament” (NT) I found something that corroborated what I have been saying. Although it is not a source I would normally quote, but I am will use two quotations as it obviously states that individuals of the Ten Tribes were clearly present in Yehudah - Judah at that time, thus I decided to use it. And it is quite clear that those supposed “lost tribes” were obviously well represented in Judah!

The NT states there was a lady by the name of Anna who had faithfully and continually prayed at the Temple;

“Now there was one, Anna, the daughter of Phanuel of the tribe of Asher” Luke 2:36 NKJV.

Yet, according to many, this tribe was one of the lost Ten Tribes and ended up somewhere in Europe or wherever they wanted them to be, yet here she and her family is in Judah, thus she and her family was not lost, but we already know that huge numbers had fled via Ramah to Judah. Also interestingly one who is named Ya'akov - James commences a letter in the NT with the following words;

Ya’akov - James … a servant to the Twelve Tribes that reside in Gentile lands.” Ya’akov - James 1:1. (A literal word-by-word translation).

To the TWELVE TRIBES that reside in Gentile lands”, did you note that he did not say “To the Ten Tribes” for obviously he knew a lot more than what these churches know thousands of years later, who continue to claim that the Ten Tribes were lost. No, Ya’akov’s statement is inline with what Elohim had clearly stated in His Word, that due to their sins, He would scatter the Children of Israel (from all of the Twelve Tribes) to the four corners of the earth and restore them again to their land towards the “end times.” And the largest dispersion would have been around 70 CE

But the point is this; all the above very clearly illustrates and proves that ALL of the Twelve Tribes of ISRAEL were clearly represented in Yehudah - Judah 400 years after the exile when Rome ruled, and they insult us by renaming our land ‘Palaestina’!

But Elohim, blessed be He, will always keep His Word;

“And yet for all that, when they are in the land of their enemies, I will not reject them, neither will I abhor them, to destroy them utterly, and to break My covenant with them; for I am their Elohim. But I will for their sakes remember the covenant of their ancestors, whom I brought forth out of the land of Egypt in the sight of the nations, that I might be their Elohim: I am .” Vayikra - Leviticus 26:44 & 45 (JPS version of the Torah).

“I will surely bless you and make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as the sand on the seashore.” Bereshis - Genesis 22:17.

Obviously the whole idea of the stars and the sand, etc, would have seemed to be massive, but Avraham would never have placed a number to it. But that was in Bereshis - Genesis. Did you know that by the time we reach the Book of Devarim - Deuteronomy chapter 1, Moshe - Moses makes a clear statement that the Word given to Avraham in Bereshis - Genesis had already been fulfilled!

Now, you ask, “How can that be possible, for Israel would surely still grow thereafter.” But in Moshe’s eyes, the nation was “as the Stars of heaven.” Look at the following Scripture!

your Elohim has multiplied you, and here you are today, as the stars of heaven in multitude. May Elohim of your father’s make you a thousand times more numerous than you are, and bless you as He has promised you!” Devarim - Deuteronomy 1:10-12.

Who is Israel?

They are all the Twelve Tribes of Israel, according ’s promises, we will be restored “upon the mountains” of Israel and to the city of David - Jerusalem. And we should look forward to the day that Zecharyah – Zechariah speaks of below!

“Behold, your King is coming to you. He is just and having Salvation … He shall speak peace to the nations. His dominion shall be from sea to sea and from the River to the ends of the earth” Zecharyah – Zechariah 9:9 & 10.


Ephraim. Judah.

Mannasah. Benjamin.








Levites (priests).


And note there is no Tribe of Gad (the name of the pagan Baal-Gad or god) among them, he was clearly mentioned as the name of a pagan deity in Yeshayahu - Isaia and Yahushua – Joshua.


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