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Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Lost Tribe of Manasseh has been found? TRY AGAIN

Members of Manasseh, the Lost tribe?
They don't look Hebrew?

Point # 1-
To be Hebrew, the rule is not to intermarry with Gentiles. If we follow the theory that these Lost Tribes are Hebrews (Jews) and that when they are found in small numbers in India and China and once reunited then they will receive a little land in the nation of Israel like the tribes had in biblical times...makes little sense.

Using this theory opens the possibility for any small group of people to stand up and say;"Hey! We are the tribe of Dan! Why? Because we say so! Gives us some land in Israel." The promises to these tribes are too significant and history shows us the proof. How hard is it for a group of people to start there own nation? Answer: Almost impossible! It takes Divine Providence for such an event to happen. For the Lost Tribes to be only Jews scattered through India and China...even creates problems within Jewish Law. There is truth in the promises and who the tribes are...if we look at the bible in depth.

Have these scattered tribes in India and China intermarried with Gentiles? Yes. Are the lost tribes Jews or Gentiles? We say that the 10 lost tribes are GENTILES and 2 tribes are Jews based on Scripture and common sense. These lost tribes are not a few thousand scattered people in foreign lands practicing Judaism...they have become nations or their own fulfilling the birthright promises as stated in Genesis!!

Here is some information from a website found HERE:

Intermarriage in the Torah

According to the Torah, Jews should not intermarry because their children will turn to other religions. "You shall not intermarry with them: do not give your daughters to their sons or take their daughters for your sons. For you will turn your children away from Me to worship other gods..." (Deuteronomy 7:1-3).

Intermarriage in Judaism Today

There is an ongoing debate about interfaith marriage in the Jewish community today.

Orthodox Judaism's View of Intermarriage

All branches of Orthodox Judaism, both Haredi and non-Haredi, view intermarriage as wrong and refer to intermarriage as a "Second Silent Holocaust."

Point #2 -
The Tribes including the two sons of Joseph have specific promises given to them.
Again...how do these supposed members from India fulfill the promises?

Point #3-

If you read the promises (at the bottom of the page) from the Bible, it is clear that
the Tribe of Manasseh is a country...Great Britain.
Who is the older son of Joseph?
Answer: Manasseh!
Which is older? The United States or Great Britain?
Answer: Great Britain!
Who is more powerful? The United States or Great Britain?
Answer: The Untied States.
Who is wiser? The United States or Great Britain?
Answer: Great Britain...Why? One reason is that the British are the standard for English.

TEL AVIV - One-hundred-seventy-four people from a group of thousands in
India that believes it is one of the 10 "lost tribes" of Israel landed
here this week, fulfilling for many a life-long dream of returning to
what they consider their homeland.

Shavei Israel, a Jerusalem-based organization led by American Michael
Freund, hopes to bring to the Jewish state the remaining 7,000 Indian
citizens who believe they are the Bnei Menashe, the descendants of Manasseh,
one of biblical patriarch Joseph's two sons and a grandson of Jacob.

The tribe lives in the two Indian states of Mizoram and Manipur, to
which they claim to have been exiled from Israel more than 2,700 years
ago by the Assyrian empire.

"I truly believe this is a miracle of immense historical and even
biblical significance," Freund told WND as the group of 174 arrived
here earlier this week.

"Just as the prophets foretold so long ago, the lost tribes of Israel
are being brought back from the exile," said Freund, who previously
served as deputy communications director under former Israeli Prime
Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Another planeload of 57 Bnei Menashe is slated to touch down in Israel

The group, which has preserved ancient Jewish customs and rituals, has
been trying the past 50 years to return to Israel.

Over the last decade, Freund's Shavei Israel, at times working with
other organizations, brought about 1,200 Bnei Menashe members to the
Jewish state.
Many settled in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria. About 80 lived in Gaza's
slate of Jewish communities, which were evacuated by the Israeli
government in 2005.

The original batches of Bnei Menashe to arrive here were brought to
Israel as tourists in an agreement with Israel's Interior Ministry.
Once here, the Bnei Menashe converted officially to Judaism and became

But diplomatic wrangling halted the immigration process in 2003, with
officials from some Israeli ministries refusing to grant the rest of
the group still in India permission to travel here.

To smooth the process, Freund enlisted the help of Israel's chief
rabbinate, which flew to India in 2005 to meet with and consider
converting members of the Bnei Menashe. Once legally Jewish, the tribe can
apply for Israeli citizenship under the country's "Law of Return," which
guarantees sanctuary to Jews from around the world.

Six rabbis were sent by Israel's Sephardic chief rabbi, Shlomo Amar,
to begin converting the Bnei Menashe. The rabbis met with hundreds of tribal
members, testing their knowledge of Judaism and assessing their conviction,
converting 216 individuals - over 90 percent of the members interviewed.

"The rabbis were incredibly impressed with the Bnei Menashe," said
"They saw for themselves that the group is very serious and should
be integrated into the Jewish nation. That they are a blessing to the state
of Israel."

Last year, 218 converted members arrived in Israel. Freund hoped to
repeat the process for 231 more Bnei Menashe who had been approved for
conversion, but the Indian government, which heavily restricts conversions,
put a halt on the plan.

Instead, the batch of Bnei Menashe that arrived this week were brought
to Israel as tourists in coordination with the Israeli government.
Once here, the tribe will be officially converted by the country's chief
rabbinate and qualify for Israeli citizenship.

The new immigrants will spend the next few months studying Hebrew and
Judaism at a Shavei Israel absorption center in northern Israel.

The Bnei Menashe that arrived here over the years have fully transited
into Israeli society. Many attended college and rabbinic school, moved
to major Israeli communities and even joined the Israel Defense Forces.

Twelve Bnei Menashe served in the Israeli army in the Gaza Strip and
in Lebanon in 2006. One of them, Avi Hanshing, a 22-year old paratrooper,
was injured during a clash with Hezbollah in southern Lebanon.
Hanshing's father was among those who arrived here earlier this week in
an emotional reunion at Israel's international airport.

"As much as we might think that Israel is helping the Bnei Menashe, it
is the reverse that is true. It is they who strengthen us - with their
faith, with their commitment and with their undying love for Zion,"
said Freund.

According to Bnei Menashe oral tradition, the tribe was exiled from
Israel and pushed to the east, eventually settling in the border regions
of China and India, where most remain today. Most kept customs similar to
Jewish tradition, including observing Shabbat, keeping the laws of Kosher,
practicing circumcision on the eighth day of a baby boy's life and observing
laws of family purity.

In the 1950s, several thousand Bnei Menashe say they set out on foot to
Israel but were quickly halted by Indian authorities. Undeterred, many began
practicing Orthodox Judaism and pledged to make it to Israel.
They now attend community centers established by Shavei Israel to teach the
Bnei Menashe Jewish tradition and modern Hebrew.

Freund said he hopes the arrival this week of more Bnei Menashe would
"jump-start the process of bringing back the rest of the 7,000 Bnei Menashe
who are in India yearning to return home."

READ OUR PAPER HERE! Below is an excerpt:

In Egypt Joseph had two sons: Ephraim and Manasseh. (Genesis 41:50-52)
All 12 brothers become tribes except for Joseph.

Joseph is not made a tribe but his two sons (Ephraim and Manasseh)
become tribes, as a double portion, a blessing. (48:5,21,22)

The birthright is passed through Joseph and goes to Ephraim
and Manasseh, but Ephraim is given the greater blessing (48:12-20) .
Ephraim is given the right to the father’s name: Israel.
***Realize that there are actually 13 tribes altogether.***
Even though Levi does not have land possession, Levi is still a tribe!

Moving forward through history........

After Joseph’s death,the children of Israel become slaves in Egypt.
After 400 years they are led out of Egypt under Moses and
wander in the desert for 40 years.
The children of Israel are then led into the Promised Land under Joshua.

The 13 Tribes of Israel eventually become nations, occupying the
territory promised
to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. After the reign of King Solomon
over the nation of
Israel, the tribes split into two kingdoms:
Israel and Judah

Israel is the Northern Kingdom, headed by the tribe of Ephraim.

Judah is the Southern Kingdom, headed by the tribe of Judah.

There are 9 ½ tribes to the North, 2 ½ tribes to the South,
and the Tribe of Levi is scattered throughout.

The people of the Northern Kingdom: Israel, are called Israelites


the people of the Southern Kingdom are Judahites (or Jews).

Only the Israelites of the Southern Kingdom are Jews.
Ephraim (Israel) is taken into captivity 745 B.C. by the Assyrians.
Judah is taken into captivity 573 B.C. by the Babylonians.

The Jews returned from captivity after 70 years.
The northern tribes never return.

These northern tribes are the 10 “lost” tribes of Israel.
But are they really lost? Or do they just have different names?
Wherever these "lost" tribes are, they must be as numerous as
"the stars in the sky and the sand on the seashore".


Ephraim and Manasseh receive the birthright, not the Jews!
The birthright promises AREN’T fulfilled when they become tribes.
The birthright promises ARE fulfilled when they become nations...
a multitude of nations, and many kings!

Genesis 22:17

"To Ephraim and Manasseh :
Blessed be everyone that blesses you,
cursed be everyone who curses you,
you will be exceedingly fruitful,
you will possess the gates of your enemies,
you will be a blessing to all nations
  you will be as numerous as the sand on the
seashore and as the stars in heaven."
Hosea 1:9-11 9
Then God said:
“Call his name Lo-Ammi,
For you are not My people,
And I will not be your God.
10 “Yet the number of the children of Israel
Shall be as the sand of the sea,
Which cannot be measured or numbered.
And it shall come to pass
In the place where it was said to them, ‘You are not My people,’
There it shall be said to them,
You are sons of the living God.’
11 Then the children of Judah and the children of Israel Shall be gathered together,
And appoint for themselves one head; And they shall come up out of the land,
For great will be the day of Jezreel!

Note: The children of Judah and the children of Israel are not the same. Becoming a son of the living God can only be obtained through being born again by the Spirit of God.

Where & when did the children of Israel become "not my people", then as numerous as the sand on the seashore, then a multitude of nations, and then "sons of the living God"?



  • "The group, which has preserved ancient Jewish customs and rituals, has
    been trying the past 50 years to return to Israel."


    By Blogger Adam Bomb, at 7:57 PM  

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