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2.3.9 Israeli Unified Kingdom Japan

2.3.9.1 Background

Atomic bombs are a matter of serious concern of Elohim, while the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan. This implies Japan's significant meaning.

The following verses would be introductions to the mystery of Japan as well as the ten lost tribes of Israel.

Jacob (Israel) prophesied particularly descendants of Ephraim multitude.
*"Then Israel saw Joseph's sons, and said, 'Who are these?' Joseph said to his father, 'They are my sons, whom God has given me in this place.' And he said, 'Please bring them to me, and I will bless them.' Now the eyes of Israel were dim with age, so that he could not see. Then Joseph brought them near him, and he kissed them and embraced them. And Israel said to Joseph, 'I had not thought to see your face; but in fact, God has also shown me your offspring!' So Joseph brought them from beside his knees, and he bowed down with his face to the earth. And Joseph took them both, Ephraim with his right hand toward Israel's left hand, and Manasseh with his left hand toward Israel's right hand, and brought them near him. Then Israel stretched out his right hand and laid it on Ephraim's head, who was the younger, and his left hand on Manasseh's head, guiding his hands knowingly, for Manasseh was the firstborn. And he blessed Joseph, and said: 'God, before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac walked, The God who has fed me all my life long to this day, The Angel who has redeemed me from all evil, Bless the lads; Let my name be named upon them, And the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; And let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth.' Now when Joseph saw that his father laid his right hand on the head of Ephraim, it displeased him; so he took hold of his father's hand to remove it from Ephraim's head to Manasseh's head. And Joseph said to his father, 'Not so, my father, for this one is the firstborn; put your right hand on his head.' But his father refused and said, 'I know, my son, I know. He also shall become a people, and he also shall be great; but truly his younger brother shall be greater than he, and his descendants shall become a multitude of nations.' So he blessed them that day, saying, 'By you Israel will bless, saying, "May God make you as Ephraim and as Manasseh!" ' And thus he set Ephraim before Manasseh" (Gen 48:8-20).

On the other hand, according to Septuagint, Vulgate, and King James Version, Ephraim is compared to a unicorn by Moses.
*"And this is the blessing, wherewith Moses the man of God blessed the children of Israel before his death" (Deu 33:1, King James Version).
*"And of Joseph he said, Blessed of the Lord be his land, for the precious things of heaven, for the dew, and for the deep that coucheth beneath, And for the precious fruits brought forth by the sun, and for the precious things put forth by the moon, And for the chief things of the ancient mountains, and for the precious things of the lasting hills, And for the precious things of the earth and fulness thereof, and for the good will of him that dwelt in the bush: let the blessing come upon the head of Joseph, and upon the top of the head of him that was separated from his brethren. His glory is like the firstling of his bullock, and his horns are like the horns of unicorns: with them he shall push the people together to the ends of the earth: and they are the ten thousands of Ephraim, and they are the thousands of Manasseh" (Deu 33:13-17, King James Version).
*"His beauty as of the firstling of a bullock, his horns as the horns of a rhinoceros: with them shall he push the nations even to the ends of the earth. These are the multitudes of Ephraim and these the thousands of Manasses" (Deu 33:17, Douay English translation of Latin Vulgate).
* "Douay English translation of Latin Vulgate" http://www.latinvulgate.com/verse.aspx?t=0&b=5&c=33
*"Quasi primogeniti tauri pulchritudo ejus, cornua rhinocerotis cornua illius: in ipsis ventilabit gentes usque ad terminos terræ. Hæ sunt multitudines Ephraim: et hæc millia Manasse" (Deu 33:17, Latin Vulgate)
* "Deu 33, Latin Vulgate Sacred Texts" http://www.sacred-texts.com/bib/vul/deu033.htm#017
*"His beauty [is as] the firstling of his bull, his horns [are] the horns of a unicorn; with them he shall thrust the nations at once, even from the end of the earth: these [are] the ten thousands of Ephraim, and these [are] the thousands of Manasse" (Deu 33:17, Brenton's English translation of the Septuagint).
*"πρωτοτοκος ταυρου το καλλος αυτου κερατα μονοκερωτος τα κερατα αυτου εν αυτοις εθνη κερατιει αμα εως επ' ακρου γης αυται μυριαδες εφραιμ και αυται χιλιαδες μανασση" (Deu 33:17, Septuagint).
* "Deu 33:17, Septuagint Bible Keeper" http://www.biblekeeper.com/Greek-SeptuagintLXX/deuteronomy_33.php


Authors of Book of Isaiah is controversial, while the first 39 chapters, referring to doom of sinful Judah, seems to have been written by Isaiah, acted around 720 BCE in the Kingdom of Judah.
Isaiah left the following prophecy.
*"The earth is also defiled under its inhabitants, Because they have transgressed the laws, Changed the ordinance, Broken the everlasting covenant. Therefore the curse has devoured the earth, And those who dwell in it are desolate. Therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned, And few men are left" (Isa 24:5-6).
*This prophecy refers to ordinance and covenant, and it means about people of Israel or Judah.
*"When it shall be thus in the midst of the land among the people, It shall be like the shaking of an olive tree, Like the gleaning of grapes when the vintage is done. They shall lift up their voice, they shall sing; For the majesty of the Lord They shall cry aloud from the sea. Therefore glorify the Lord in the dawning light, The name of the Lord God of Israel in the coastlands of the sea. From the ends of the earth we have heard songs: 'Glory to the righteous!' But I said, 'I am ruined, ruined! Woe to me! The treacherous dealers have dealt treacherously, Indeed, the treacherous dealers have dealt very treacherously' " (Isa 24:13-16).
*The original Hebrew of "in the dawning light" is "ב ארים: B ARYM: in Urim" (strong's number 224). Urim is the plural of "AWR: light" and it means "lights." The translation of NKJV (in the dawning light) is thus accurate and profound, while considering other context it is usually translated "in east" as in ESV and NASB. This prophecy consequently requests the Israelites to glorify "in the coastlands of the eastern sea." For instance, "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible" offers it "in the regions of morning light."
* "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible" http://m.biblestudytools.com/commentaries/jamieson-fausset-brown/isaiah/isaiah-24.html
On the other hand, the Northern Kingdom of Israel collapsed in 722 BCE.

It should be noted the following prophecy involving Jacob tells "I will bring your descendants from the east, and gather you from the west."
*"But now, thus says the Lord, who created you, O Jacob, And He who formed you, O Israel: 'Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; You are Mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, Nor shall the flame scorch you. For I am the Lord your God, The Holy One of Israel, your Savior; I gave Egypt for your ransom, Ethiopia and Seba in your place. Since you were precious in My sight, You have been honored, And I have loved you; Therefore I will give men for you, And people for your life. Fear not, for I am with you; I will bring your descendants from the east, And gather you from the west; I will say to the north, "Give them up!" And to the south, "Do not keep them back!" Bring My sons from afar, And My daughters from the ends of the earth - Everyone who is called by My name, Whom I have created for My glory; I have formed him, yes, I have made him' " (Isa 43:1-7).

*" 'then you shall say to them, "Because your fathers have forsaken Me," says the Lord; "they have walked after other gods and have served them and worshiped them, and have forsaken Me and not kept My law. And you have done worse than your fathers, for behold, each one follows the dictates of his own evil heart, so that no one listens to Me. Therefore I will cast you out of this land into a land that you do not know, neither you nor your fathers; and there you shall serve other gods day and night, where I will not show you favor" ' " (Jer 16:11-13).

Ezekiel refers to the unification of Judah and Ephraim through descendants of David.
*"Again the word of the Lord came to me, saying, 'As for you, son of man, take a stick for yourself and write on it: "For Judah and for the children of Israel, his companions." Then take another stick and write on it, "For Joseph, the stick of Ephraim, and for all the house of Israel, his companions." Then join them one to another for yourself into one stick, and they will become one in your hand. And when the children of your people speak to you, saying, "Will you not show us what you mean by these?"- say to them, "Thus says the Lord God: 'Surely I will take the stick of Joseph, which is in the hand of Ephraim, and the tribes of Israel, his companions; and I will join them with it, with the stick of Judah, and make them one stick, and they will be one in My hand.' " And the sticks on which you write will be in your hand before their eyes. Then say to them, "Thus says the Lord God: 'Surely I will take the children of Israel from among the nations, wherever they have gone, and will gather them from every side and bring them into their own land; and I will make them one nation in the land, on the mountains of Israel; and one king shall be king over them all; they shall no longer be two nations, nor shall they ever be divided into two kingdoms again. They shall not defile themselves anymore with their idols, nor with their detestable things, nor with any of their transgressions; but I will deliver them from all their dwelling places in which they have sinned, and will cleanse them. Then they shall be My people, and I will be their God. David My servant shall be king over them, and they shall all have one shepherd; they shall also walk in My judgments and observe My statutes, and do them. Then they shall dwell in the land that I have given to Jacob My servant, where your fathers dwelt; and they shall dwell there, they, their children, and their children's children, forever; and My servant David shall be their prince forever. Moreover I will make a covenant of peace with them, and it shall be an everlasting covenant with them; I will establish them and multiply them, and I will set My sanctuary in their midst forevermore. My tabernacle also shall be with them; indeed I will be their God, and they shall be My people. The nations also will know that I, the Lord, sanctify Israel, when My sanctuary is in their midst forevermore' " ' " (Eze 37:15-28).

Hosea is a prophet in the Northern Kingdom of Israel. His prophecy is quite figurative and difficult. Unfaithfulness is compared to a harlot. Things are compared to her children including the unification through descendants of David.

*"The word of the Lord that came to Hosea the son of Beeri, in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah, and in the days of Jeroboam the son of Joash, king of Israel. When the Lord began to speak by Hosea, the Lord said to Hosea: 'Go, take yourself a wife of harlotry And children of harlotry, For the land has committed great harlotry By departing from the Lord.' So he went and took Gomer the daughter of Diblaim, and she conceived and bore him a son. Then the Lord said to him: 'Call his name Jezreel, For in a little while I will avenge the bloodshed of Jezreel on the house of Jehu, And bring an end to the kingdom of the house of Israel. It shall come to pass in that day That I will break the bow of Israel in the Valley of Jezreel.' And she conceived again and bore a daughter. Then God said to him: 'Call her name Lo-Ruhamah, For I will no longer have mercy on the house of Israel, But I will utterly take them away. Yet I will have mercy on the house of Judah, Will save them by the Lord their God, And will not save them by bow, Nor by sword or battle, By horses or horsemen.' Now when she had weaned Lo-Ruhamah, she conceived and bore a son. Then God said: 'Call his name Lo-Ammi, For you are not My people, And I will not be your God. 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." 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!' " (Hosea 1:1-11).

*"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 shall return and seek the Lord their God and David their king. They shall fear the Lord and His goodness in the latter days" (Hosea 3:4-5).

4 Ezra Apocrypha (also called 2 Esdras) 13:39-47 refers to the ten lost tribes of Israel.
*"And it came to pass after seven days, I dreamed a dream by night:" (4Ez (or 2Es) 13:1, King James Version).
*"And whereas thou sawest that he gathered another peaceable multitude unto him; Those are the ten tribes, which were carried away prisoners out of their own land in the time of Osea the king, whom Salmanasar the king of Assyria led away captive, and he carried them over the waters, and so came they into another land. But they took this counsel among themselves, that they would leave the multitude of the heathen, and go forth into a further country, where never mankind dwelt, That they might there keep their statutes, which they never kept in their own land. And they entered into Euphrates by the narrow places of the river. For the most High then shewed signs for them, and held still the flood, till they were passed over. For through that country there was a great way to go, namely, of a year and a half: and the same region is called Arsareth. Then dwelt they there until the latter time; and now when they shall begin to come, The Highest shall stay the springs of the stream again, that they may go through: therefore sawest thou the multitude with peace. But those that be left behind of thy people are they that are found within my borders. Now when he destroyeth the multitude of the nations that are gathered together, he shall defend his people that remain. And then shall he shew them great wonders. Then said I, O Lord that bearest rule, shew me this: Wherefore have I seen the man coming up from the midst of the sea? And he said unto me, Like as thou canst neither seek out nor know the things that are in the deep of the sea: even so can no man upon earth see my Son, or those that be with him, but in the day time. This is the interpretation of the dream which thou sawest, and whereby thou only art here lightened" (4Ez (or 2Es) 13:39-53, King James Version).
* "4 Ezra 13 Virginia" http://etext.virginia.edu/etcbin/toccer-new2?id=Kjv4Ezr.sgm&images=images/modeng&data=/texts/english/modeng/parsed&tag=public&part=13&division=div2
* "2 Esdras 13 Sacred Texts" http://www.sacred-texts.com/bib/apo/es2013.htm

*"THE TEN TRIBES WILL NOT RETURN [TO PALESTINE], FOR IT IS SAID, AND CAST THEM INTO ANOTHER LAND, AS IS THIS DAY: JUST AS THE DAY GOES AND DOES NOT RETURN, SO THEY TOO WENT AND WILL NOT RETURN: THIS IS R. AKIBA'S VIEW. R. ELIEZER SAID: AS THIS DAY —JUST AS THE DAY DARKENS AND THEN BECOMES LIGHT AGAIN, SO THE TEN TRIBES —EVEN AS IT WENT DARK FOR THEM, SO WILL IT BECOME LIGHT FOR THEM" (Sanhedrin 110b, Mishnah, Soncino Babylonian Talmud).
* "Sanhedrin 110b Soncino Babylonian Talmud" http://www.come-and-hear.com/sanhedrin/sanhedrin_110.html#PARTb







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