The purpose of this study is to lay out the truth of true physical Israel from the Bible and archeology in a basic step by step method. This is a very brief study and is just enough to get one started. Here is the basis for the new covenant which is repeated in Hebrews 8:8-10 and 10:16. Notice what the contract entails and with whom it was made.
31 “Behold, the days come, says Yahweh, that I will cut a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah,
32 not according to the covenant that I cut with their fathers in the day I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which covenant of Mine they broke, although I was a husband to them, says Yahweh;
33 but this shall be the covenant that I will cut with the house of Israel: After those days, says Yahweh, I will put My Law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.
34 And they shall no more teach each man his neighbor and each man his brother, saying, Know Yahweh; for they shall all know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them, says Yahweh. For I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sins no more.
35 So says Yahweh, who gives the sun for a light by day and the laws of the moon and of the stars for a light by night, who divides the sea when its waves roar; Yahweh of Hosts is His name;
36 if those ordinances depart from Me, says Yahweh, the seed of Israel also shall cease from being a nation before Me forever.
37 So says Yahweh, If the heavens above can be measured, and the foundations of the earth below can be searched out, I will also cast off all the seed of Israel for all that they have done, says Yahweh.”
Simple basic Biblical truth about true physical Israel.
Matthew 18:11 “For the Son of Man has come to save that which was put away and punished (lost).”
Ezekiel 34:16 “I will seek the wandered away (lost), and bring again those driven away”
“…wherefore there are but two tribes in Asia and Europe subject to the Romans, while the Ten Tribes are beyond the Euphrates till now, and are an immense multitude, and not to be estimated by numbers.” Flavius Josephus, historian, 95 AD.
“They were peopled by descendants of the Hebrew Race.” Ptolemy on the Western Isles of Britain and Ireland.
Here are 3 unconditional physical promises given to physical Israel. They promise that Israel would become:
The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob keeps his promises. Our God does not lie. The clues above should help us recognize who true physical Israel is today.
The next page deals with some promises concerning land made to Israel.
A New Promised Land
In the last page we found that our God, Yahweh, promised Israel that they would physically become a numerous people comprised of many nations. One very important thing for a people to become many different nations is that they would need more land than what they had in Palestine.
I need to backtrack just a little to show a couple of promises made concerning the land of Palestine.
8 And if Yahweh your God makes your border larger, as He has sworn to your fathers, and gives you all the land which He promised to give to your fathers;
9 if you will keep all these commandments which I command you today, to do them, to love Yahweh your God, and to walk always in His ways, then you shall add to yourself three more cities to these three,:
14 And behold, today I am going the way of all the earth. And you know in all your heart and in all your souls that not one thing has failed of all the good things which Yahweh your God spoke concerning you. All have come to pass to you. Not one thing of it has failed.
15 And it shall be, as comes to you every good thing which Yahweh your God has spoken to you has come to you, so shall Yahweh bring on you every evil thing until He has destroyed you from off this good land which Yahweh your God has given you,
16 when you transgress the covenant of Yahweh your God, which He commanded you, and have gone and served other gods, and bowed yourselves to them, then shall the anger of Yahweh be kindled against you, and you shall perish quickly from off the good land which He has given to you.
These verses show that Yahweh conditionally promised Israel the land of Palestine. When Israel no longer obeyed his law then he would remove them from the land. Yahweh did this eventually with the Assyrian and the Babylonian captivities. A small remnant was allowed to temporarily return to Palestine from the Babylonian captivity. However most all Israel moved away from Palestine by the time of the destruction of 70 A.D.
One other note needs to be made before going on. Our God gave Israel all that he promised to give to Israel. As can be seen in Joshua 23 above and in the following.
And Yahweh gave to Israel all the land which He swore to give to their fathers. And they possessed it, and lived in it.
There are people today who say that Yahweh failed on that promise and so in 1948 he began to try to finish that promise.
Now for the point of this page. During the time of King David, Nathan, the prophet came before David and told him of a new promise concerning land by Yahweh. This promise was unconditional. This promise would not depend on Israel’s behavior. In fact Yahweh used Israel’s bad behavior to fulfill this promise. Here are the promises.
2 Samuel 7
10 And I will appoint a place for My people Israel, and will plant them so that they may dwell in a place of their own, and move no more. Neither shall the sons of wickedness afflict them any more, as before.,
1 Chronicles 17
9 And I will set a place for My people Israel, and will plant them, and they shall live in their place and shall be moved no more; nor shall the sons of wickedness waste them any more, as at the beginning,
So here is a clue. If you want to find Israel today you should look for them in another land other than Palestine. Yahweh, God, moved the descendants of Israel to another land. Since the promise was for a “multitude of nations” then we should look for them in a multitude of lands.
In the next page we will start working on how it came about that Yahweh moved the great majority of his people, his “special treasure” out of the land of Palestine. (Special or peculiar treasure is found in Exodus 19:5 and Psalms 135:4) and refers to Israel.
Promises made to Israel
After the split of the nation of Israel, the kingdom of the house of Israel included the ten northern tribes. Many people believe that after the house of Israel went into Assyrian captivity they became part of the Assyrian nation and were lost to history. Some believe that they eventually disappeared and no longer exist. If this were true then the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob/Israel did not keep his unconditional promises made to them. The Bible lists several promises that were made to the house of Israel that have been fulfilled in the physical people that came from the house of Israel or the ten northern tribes.
Here are two verses that people base the above assertions upon.
Hosea 1:6b “for I will no more have mercy upon the house of Israel; but I will utterly take them away.”
Hosea 1:9b “for ye are not my people, and I will not be your God.”
However they ignore the very next verse!
“Yet the number of the children of Israel shall be as the sand of the sea, which cannot be measured nor numbered; and it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people, there it shall be said unto them, Ye are the sons of the living God.”
As you can see with verse ten the children of Israel were to become as numerous as the sands of the sea. But the best part of the promise is that they were not to be abandoned permanently by Yahweh God. They were to become “sons of the living God”, Christians! The next verse explains more about how that was to be accomplished.
“Then shall the children of Judah and the children of Israel be gathered together, and appoint themselves one head, and they shall come up out of the land: for great shall be the day of Jezreel.”
“And other sheep I have which are not of this fold; them also I must bring, and they will hear My voice; and there will be one flock and one shepherd.”
2 Samuel 7:10
“Moreover I will appoint a place for my people Israel, and will plant them, that they may dwell in a place of their own, and move no more; neither shall the children of wickedness afflict them any more, as beforetime,”
1 Chronicles 17:9
“Also I will ordain a place for my people Israel, and will plant them, and they shall dwell in their place, and shall be moved no more; neither shall the children of wickedness waste them any more, as at the beginning,”
In fact some of all Israel was already in the new lands when Christ was manifest in the flesh. The house of Israel, which lost the right to be called Israel was “called by a new name”, Isaiah 62:2, and began moving to their new homes. You can find their history at the time they escaped from Assyria. When many of them escaped they passed through the Causasus mountains and became known as Caucasians. These people are many times referred to in scripture as “Gentiles” because they were living amongst the Gentiles and became known as Gentiles. The word Gentile is a Latin word that means nation, “kin of the same race or people”. Gentile does not mean “non-Jew”. More on this later.
More Promises made to Israel
Here are four verses that refer to Israel and it’s future.
“And in the days of these kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed; and the kingdom shall not be left to other people; it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand forever.”
“For surely I will command, And will sift the house of Israel among all nations, As grain is sifted in a sieve; Yet not the smallest grain shall fall to the ground.”
Israel was to have a new name
“The nations shall see your righteousness, And all kings your glory. You shall be called by a new name, Which the mouth of the YHWH will name.”
“For I will take from her mouth the names of the Baals, And they shall be remembered by their name no more.”
2 Chronicles 7:14
“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”
“They shall put my name on the children of Israel”.
What one race of people today are predominately called by a name of our God?
“And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.”
“In Isaac shall thy name be called”, Isaac’s sons, Saxons.
In Matthew 15:24 Christ said,
“I am not sent except to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.”
He said this while refusing to help a Canaanite woman. Later He did share some of the children’s blessings with her because of her faith.
John 10:26-28 “But you did not believe because you are not of My sheep. As I said to you,
27 My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.
28 And I give to them eternal life, and they shall never ever perish, and not anyone shall pluck them out of My hand.”
Christ said this to the Judean (Jewish) leaders. We know that they were Abraham’s descendants, but they were not descendants of Jacob/Israel.
John 8:33 They answered Him, We are Abraham’s seed and were never in bondage to anyone. How do you say, You will be made free?
The key in the verse above that is often missed is that they were “never in bondage to anyone”. This was quite true and this is how we know that they were not children of Israel or Jacob’s descendants. All of Jacob’s children went to Egypt. They were in bondage there. The Judean (Jewish) leaders were not Israelites. They were Edomites or children of Jacob’s brother Esau.
We do have clues as to who the sheep are today. Here is one that is obvious, but is usually spiritualized without any justification.
Hebrews 8:8b “Behold, days are coming, says Yahweh, and I will make an end on the house of Israel and on the house of Judah; a new covenant shall be,
9 not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day I took hold of their hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt,” because they did not continue in My covenant, and I did not regard them, says Yahweh.
10 For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says Yahweh: I will put My Laws into their mind and write them in their hearts, and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.” (see also Jeremiah 31:31-37)
This is an unconditional physical promise made to a physical people and it has been kept. Israelites have a hard time believing that not everyone thinks and acts the same because not everyone has the Law of Yahweh written on their hearts. They have the Law written on their hearts and they assume that everyone else sees right and wrong in the same way. All you have to do is look and listen to what is happening these days to realize that not all people have the Law as Jeremiah 31:33 says,
“I will put My Laws into their mind and write them in their hearts, and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.”
as Yahweh promised to Israel.
Who are these people today? (Indisputable archaeological evidence is available. Even Josephus admits this.) Today these people are identified as the Anglo-Saxon, Celtic, Germanic, Scandinavian and kindred peoples.
After one learns the true identity of today’s descendants of the ten northern tribes of Israel, and really most of the twelve, it can be hard to overcome some of what we were taught. The idea that most of the Gentiles1 mentioned in the New Testament are actually descendants of the ten northern tribes of Israel is hard to grasp.
Let me show you a few clues that may help you see this truth more clearly. Then you can begin hunting the other clues on your own.
14 For when the nations, who do not have the Law, do by nature the things of the Law, these, not having the Law, are a law unto themselves;
15 who show the work of the Law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and the thoughts between one another accusing or even excusing one another,
I highlighted the word nations in verse 14 and then the clue in verse 15. Nations in many version is translated with the Latin word Gentiles. Paul was talking about some people called nations or gentiles who did not have the law or in other words were not a part of the house of Judah that existed in his day. Only the house of Judah had the Law. However, in verse 15 Paul says they have the law written in their hearts. According to the Bible there are only two groups of people that God has made a covenant with that is called the new covenant.
8 For finding fault with them, He said to them, “Behold, days are coming, says Yahweh, and I will make an end on the house of Israel and on the house of Judah; a new covenant shall be,:
9 not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day I took hold of their hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt,” because they did not continue in My covenant, and I did not regard them, says Yahweh.
10 “For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will put My Laws into their mind and write them in their hearts, and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.
As you can see the new covenant was made only with the house of Israel and the house of Judah. (Since those of the house of Judah are Israelites both houses together are sometimes referred to as the house of Israel.) Notice what made up the covenant. God said that he would write his laws in their mind and in their hearts. So if we take this clue back to Romans 2:15 we can see that those Gentiles or nations were actually descendants of Jacob/Israel.
Here are some more clues from Ephesians.
“having predestined us to the adoption of children by Yahshua (Jesus) Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will,”
To whom does the adoption belong? The answer is in Romans 9:4. Israel! The word reconcile and inheritance are both used several times in the first two chapters and are mostly ignored in modern teaching because to take them literally would not make sense to those who do not know that these Gentiles were Israelites. The actual Greek word for adoption is not found in the new testament. The word we find actually means “placement as sons” and should be understood as “placement of those who are sons”.
Take a look at Ephesians 2 and realize that it is a fulfillment of prophecy found in Ezekiel 37 in that the two houses of Israel would be rejoined together under one new head, Christ.
11 Therefore remember that you, the nations, in time past were in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands;
12 and that at that time you were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world.
13 But now in Christ Jesus you who were once afar off are made near by the blood of Christ.
14 For He is our peace, He making us both one, and He has broken down the middle wall of partition between us,
15 having abolished in His flesh the enmity (the Law of commandments contained in ordinances) so that in Himself He might make the two into one new man, making peace between them;,
16 and so that He might reconcile both to God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity in Himself.
17 And He came and preached peace to you who were afar off, and to those who were near.
18 For through Him we both have access by one Spirit to the Father.
19 Now therefore you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints, and of the household of God,
Go back and read Ezekiel 11:16 and Daniel 9:7 and you will see who it was that was far off have been brought near. Do a study on all the verses in the Bible that have the phrase “among the Gentiles“. It then becomes obvious that those who were “far off” were from the house of Israel and those who were “near” were of the house of Judah.
So now you can continue your study looking for clues like this. A few more examples of clues are found in Romans 9:4, Romans 9:24-25, which takes us back to Hosea and those promises, and 1 Peter 2:9-10, note the phrase “not a people“. These are just three of more than a hundred such clues in scripture. There are also many clues that talk about the promised remarriage of Israel to Yahweh. A hint might lead you to the parables of the 10 virgins and the wedding feast.
Galatians chapter 3 verse 29 is commonly used among Christian churches to promote the idea of God dealing with a new Spiritual Israel, a term not found in the scripture, to replace a disobedient physical Israel. This however makes God a promise breaker since he was quite direct when he promised Abraham what would become of his seed.
“And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.”
Here is the contrapositive or equivalent statement.
If you are not Abraham’s seed, or not heirs according to the promise then you are not Christ’s.
Sounds a bit different doesn’t it? Both statements are logically equivalent. What most people ignore or forget to deal with is the phrase “according to the promise”. What promise? To whom was it made and about whom was it made? Who are the heirs. Can one arbitrarily change who the heir is after the death of the will maker, in this case the Christ?
The promise refers back to Abraham and the promises made to him concerning his heirs.
“When Abram was ninety-nine years old, Yahweh appeared to Abram and said to him, “I am Almighty God; walk before Me and be blameless.
2 And I will make My covenant between Me and you, and will multiply you exceedingly.”
3 Then Abram fell on his face, and God talked with him, saying:
4 “As for Me, behold, My covenant is with you, and you shall be a father of many nations.
5 No longer shall your name be called Abram, but your name shall be Abraham; for I have made you a father of many nations.
6 I will make you exceedingly fruitful; and I will make nations of you, and kings shall come from you.
7 And I will establish My covenant between Me and you and your descendants after you in their generations, for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and your descendants after you.”
A good way to figure the above passage out is to ask yourself questions as you read it. You could start on verse 4 and ask who or what group of people of Abraham’s descendants has he made into many nations with kings, who claim the God of Abraham as their God?
You can do this with many of the promises found in the Bible.
The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob keeps his promises. Our God does not lie. The clues in the Bible and archeology prove with out question that the Anglo-Saxon, Germanic, Scandinavian, Celtic and kindred peoples are true physical Israel.
It is time now to tell the story about how this evidence has now come to light. What follows is just one of many such stories. This story is not mine. This story belongs to E. Raymond Capt. Mr. Capt was an archeologist who wrote many books and produced 14 films mostly concerning what he discovered from the physical evidence left by people of the past. I will briefly tell you a part of his story and then provide you a link that you can go to and find his writings and films.
Mr. Capt tells how he found some information that he had been looking for in a used bookstore in Santa Barbara, California. He then took that information to the British Museum and asked to see certain of the tablets that had been unearthed from old Assyria. The tablets had been translated and then stored. When Mr. Capt showed the museum personnel the list of tablets he was interested in their response was that the tablets had been stored in the basement and had not been looked at for seventy five years. Dr. Waterman from Michigan had translated them, but had missed one very important part. What had been missed were the name changes.
When the Assyrians took Israel into captivity they did not call them Israel. Remember they lost the right to be called Israel (ruling with God) when they were divorced by Yahweh and sent into the Assyrian captivity.
The museum retrieved the tablets and took pictures of them when Mr. Capt told them of his plans to write a book. In the tablets many different types of records are found, but the interesting thing that Mr. Capt was looking for was the proof that Israel escaped from Assyria. This he found. What has been gleaned is that the vast majority of Israelites escaped Assyria. Many went to Greece and other lands, but most went through a pass in the Caucasus mountains. That pass is still called the Pass of Israel today. History tells how a large number of people showed up on the north side of the Caucasus mountains. They are called Caucasians today. Now you know a very little bit about some of the history. There is so much more!
Here is an excerpt from the book’s description.
“Some of the tablets found were dated around 707 B.C. and reveal the fate of the Israelites as they escaped from the land of their captivity and “disappeared” into the hinterland of Europe. These tablets form the “Missing Links” that enable us to identify the modern-day descendants of the “Lost Tribes of Israel”. In doing so, we increase our knowledge of Bible history and experience a dramatic revision of our preconceived ideas of Bible prophecy.”
Here is the link to a page where you can find Mr. Capt’s work. Artisan Publishers
The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob keeps his promises. Our God, Yahweh does not lie. The clues in the Bible and archeology prove without question that the Anglo-Saxon, Germanic, Scandinavian, Celtic and kindred peoples are true physical Israel.
By the way, even some of the enemies of Christ admit this information is true in some of their writings.
“Here’s a paradox, a most inguenius paradox: an anthropological fact, many Christians may have much more Hebrew-Israelite blood in their veins than most of their Jewish neighbors.” Alfred M. Lilienthal, a Jew.