That will be when the Father looks at the Son and says “OK go!”, This blindness has veiled Gods true plan to many. Ezekiel 37:15-28 “The word of the LORD came again unto me, saying, 16 Moreover, thou son of man, take thee one stick, and write upon it, For Judah, and for the children of Israel his companions: then take another stick, and write upon it, For Joseph, the stick of Ephraim, and for all the house of Israel his companions: 17 And join them one to another into one stick; and they shall become one in thine hand. But we can know the season of the year according to Paul …. Amaziah raised a large army and again made Edom subordinate to Judah. As early as 1899 or before, Parham had recognized and was teaching the truth of the Christian Anglo-Israel message of the Bible. Rabshakeh contemptuously dismissed the main consolation of the Jews (the idea that their God, Jehovah, would save them) by noting how unsuccessful other gods had been in defending their cities. Complete Points to Ponder as directed by your teacher. This chapter will deal with the history of this tragic fall. The period encompassed by this section of study is roughly 800 B.C. 2 Kings 17:23-24 23 Until the LORD removed Israel out of his sight, as he had said by all his servants the prophets. Charles Fox Parham, the father of the modern day outpouring of the Holy Spirit. He intended to go to war and restore his control over the northern tribes of Israel. The northern kingdom was ruled by the tribe of Ephraim through Jeroboam. He had fixed up his books and settled accounts and had told his wife of a premonition that he would not return. In 722 BC, Assyria conquered the Northern Kingdom of Israel. So don’t be surprised as you read on a little further. The Northern Kingdom (Israel) The Northern Kingdom consisted of 10 of the tribes (excluding Judah and Benjamin). The kingdom of Judah had controlled Edom and exacted tribute from that kingdom since the days of King David. There was a significant mixing of the tribes prior to the fall of the Northern Kingdom and also probably during the … In early times, before Israelite occupation, the inhabitants of Jerusalem sent their women to the spring for water. This verse leaves some doubt about what Ahaz did. Did they ever come back? (see 2 Chronicles 25:14–16, 20.). There has been a blindness, never fully but this blindness has been like veil spread over the nations just as Isaiah prophesied it would be. The division of the once-unified Israel into two kingdoms occurred when Jeroboam, from the tribe of Ephraim, led the northern tribes’ revolt against Solomon’s son, Rehoboam. Tribe of Levi. We do not seek to place an exact date for the return of Jesus simply point out our days of captivity and His return are close at hand! Mark 13:32 But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father. 24 And the king of Assyria brought men from Babylon , and from Cuthah, and from Ava, and from Hamath, and from Sepharvaim, and placed them in the cities of Samaria instead of the children of Israel : and they possessed Samaria , and dwelt in the cities thereof. The kings of Israel paid tribute to him in return for protection against Egypt and other powers. The three remaining tribes were Judah, Benjamin, and Levi. Instead of the punishment ending it is multiplied times seven. Furthermore, the Northern Kingdom never had a dynasty. 1Th 5:2 For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. 1Th 4:18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words. Pul is the personal name of King Tiglath-pileser III of Assyria. After the death of King Solomon, nothing is ever the same in Israel. Maybe God’s calendar is a little off? His announcement of accepting this bad advice caused the Northern ten tribes to rebel and set up their own Kingdom, The “House of Israel”  with Jeroboam as King. There are few more dramatic contrasts in the history of the world than the one you have just studied in these chapters. The Northern Kingdom of Israel was the first of the two kingdoms (Israel and Judah) to fall, when it was conquered by the Assyrian monarchs, Tiglath-Pileser III (Pul) and Shalmaneser V. The captivities began in approximately 734-732 BC. This refusal led to the increasing hostility between the Jews and Samaritans that was evident in the time of Jesus (see Notes and Commentary on Ezra 4–5). The northern section, under the rebellious Jeroboam, retained the name “Israel,” while the southern kingdom became known as “Judah.” The northern faction, with its capital at Samaria, lasted about 210 years. Again they did not repent, instead falling deeper into idolatry, 33   They feared the LORD and served their own gods according to the custom of the nations from among whom they had been carried away into exile. In the days of King Joram, however, Edom revolted (see 2 Kings 8:20). Jeroboam took the northern half and kept the name Israel. 2 And shalt return unto the LORD thy God, and shalt obey his voice according to all that I command thee this day, thou and thy children, with all thine heart, and with all thy soul; 3 That then the LORD thy God will turn thy captivity (exile), and have compassion upon thee, and will return and gather thee from all the nations, whither the LORD thy God hath scattered thee. The word nehushtan comes from the Hebrew and means an object made of brass. A man on the shore, sensing the danger, called out, “Young men, ahoy, the rapids are below you!”. Let’s begin by counting 2,730 years from 734 B.C. Use Notes and Commentary below to help you as you read and study 2 Kings 14–20. The United Monarchy (Hebrew: הממלכה המאוחדת ‎) is the name given to the Israelite kingdom of Israel and Judah, during the reigns of Saul, David and Solomon, as depicted in the Hebrew Bible.This is traditionally dated between 1047 BCE and 930 BCE. Most of the people of the Northern Kingdom were deported to ancient Assyria ( 2 Kings 17:6 ). While Amaziah went south to battle the Edomites, the mercenaries vented their anger by ravaging several of Judah’s towns on their return to the north. This is one of the many instances of forcible relocations implemented by the Neo-Assyrian Empire. In stead they “took counsel” among themselves and chose to journey on into a land where they where “not known”. They are the chronicles, or record, of the kings of Judah. … Amaziah sent the men back, and they were greatly angered by the act. I do not think that any Full Gospel preacher ought to longer delay in acquainting himself with this subject as I believe it belongs with the Full Gospel Message and that the message of the last days must include this subject or we are not preaching the Full Gospel.”, “Now, if the reader will carefully read Jacob’s blessings upon his children for the last days, and all the prophecies concerning Israel in the Old Testament, knowing they refer to the above named nations (ie: Anglo-Saxondom) and belong to us as a people, (ie: Protestants) the Old Testament will become a new book to you full of vital importance and interest.”. According to the Hebrew Bible, the Kingdom of Israel, was one of two successor states to the former United Kingdom of Israel and Judah. Lachish was a fortified city in the land of Judah that guarded the main highway to Jerusalem from the south. to 721 B.C., a period of eighty years (see Enrichment A, where a chronology of the kings is given). Two hundred thousand, one hundred and fifty people, great and small, male and female, horses, mules, asses, camels, cattle, and sheep without number, I brought away from them and counted as spoil. 14 But if ye will not hearken unto me, and will not do all these commandments; 15 And if ye shall despise my statutes, or if your soul abhor my judgments, so that ye will not do all my commandments, but that ye break my covenant: 16 I also will do this unto you; I will even appoint over you terror, consumption, and the burning ague, that shall consume the eyes, and cause sorrow of heart: and ye shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it. Sennacherib’s account squares very well with the accounts given in 2 Kings 18:13–19:37and Isaiah 36–37. Joash said he would be like a wild beast instead and tromp the thistle weed down. The Northern Kingdom of Israel. The Northern Kingdom of Israel was conquered by the Neo-Assyrian monarchs, Tiglath-Pileser III (Pul) and Shalmaneser V. The later Assyrian rulers Sargon II and his son and successor, Sennacherib, were responsible for finis… No best left up to the Father! The tribes of Judah and Benjamin lived south in Judah. The later Assyria… The northern kingdom of Israel enjoyed some prosperity after becoming an independent kingdom in 922 B.C., although there were ongoing tensions with the kingdom of Judah to the south and times of internal instability. (Adapted from David O. McKay, Gospel Ideals, p. 512. How were these prophecies fulfilled in Judah’s case? Some researchers in modern scholarship, incorporating textual criticism and archaeology, have challenged … The brass serpent was preserved in Israel and, in time, became an object of adoration and was worshiped by the Israelites much as they worshiped idols. 4 Lie thou also upon thy left side, and lay the iniquity of the house of Israel upon it: according to the number of the days that thou shalt lie upon it thou shalt bear their iniquity. Amos, the first Hebrew prophet to have a biblical book named for him. The Northern Kingdom consisted of 10 of the tribes (excluding Judah and Benjamin). The following are the opening and closing paragraphs of that article entitled, “The Ten Lost Tribes.”, “I want to write a short sketch to introduce to our readers one of the most important topics of the day, commonly known as Anglo-Israel, or The Ten Lost Tribes. SUBTRACTING THE 2,730 YEARS BRINGS US TO APPROXIMATELY 1996-2008 A.D. Uzziah was smitten because he took it upon himself to perform rites reserved only for the priesthood. In these verses and the parallel account in Isaiah 37is found one of the most remarkable stories in scriptural history. It lasted for about 210 years until it was destroyed by Assyria in 722 BC. The Northern Kingdom was made up of 10 tribes: Reuben, Simeon, Manasseh, Issachar, Zebulun, Ephraim, Dan, Asher, Naphtali, and Gad. Shiloh is a Title applied to Jesus. The Israelites formed their capital in the city of Samaria, and the Judaeans kept their capital in Jerusalem. This imagery is taken from the ark of the covenant (see Exodus 25:22). (See Enrichment D.). Some think this was the “conduit of the Upper Pool.” Located nearby was the “fuller’s field.” (See Miller and Miller, Harper’s Bible Dictionary, s.v. “Gihon.”) Remains of a large, man-made pool west of the city have been found, however, and some scholars think that may have been the location. The Northern Kingdom The northern kingdom continued to be called Israel. MOSES PROPHECIED  SEVEN TIMES MORE IF THEY DID NOT REPENT: The northern kingdoms exile period equals 2,730 years. In his parable, Amaziah and Judah are the thistle, a weed that dries up and blows away in the summer heat. As a means of physical salvation and as a type of the spiritual salvation to be wrought by Jesus Christ (see John 3:14–15; 2 Nephi 25:20; Helaman 8:13–15), Moses made a serpent of brass, placed it on a pole, and taught his people that if they would gaze upon the serpent when they were bitten, physical healing would follow (see Numbers 21:4–9). 25 And they shall dwell in the land that I have given unto Jacob my servant, wherein your fathers have dwelt; and they shall dwell therein, even they, and their children, and their children’s children for ever: and my servant David shall be their prince for ever. The Spring of Gihon was a natural water source in the Kidron Valley. So was Israel carried away out of their own land to Assyria unto this day. Read Leviticus 26:3–8and Deuteronomy 28:7, 10. God however promised the exact opposite would be the case, He would never forget the House of Israel. They actually joined forces and served as mercenaries at one time with Babylon and with Medes to destroy the Assyrian Empire that had taken them captive. These are the names of various cities conquered by Sennacherib during his numerous military campaigns. The withholding of blessings failed to check Israel in their mad rush to destruction. Israel Split into Two Kingdoms! 2 Chronicles 15:9[10] also says that members of the tribes of Ephraim, Manasseh and Simeon fled to Judah during the reign of Asa of Judah. Repeated warnings from the prophets were ignored. The Northern Kingdom had already fallen; all of Judah except Jerusalem itself was in Assyrian hands. The myth requires that all the ten tribes were abducted in the fall of the Northern Kingdom. In his zeal to eradicate all forms of idolatry in Judah, King Hezekiah had the brazen serpent destroyed along with the idols. Sennacherib was the son of Sargon II and had numerous conquests to his credit. The Lord addressed Assyria through Isaiah. EZEKIEL LAYING ON HIS SIDE =390 DAYS =390 YEARS, ASSYRIANS WERE TO TAKE EPHRAIM INTO CAPTIVITY FOR 390 YEARS. There was a father, a son and then a coup with an assassination. It is not clear why the text here uses the two different names. 27 My tabernacle also shall be with them: yea, I will be their God, and they shall be my people, 28 And the heathen shall know that I the LORD do sanctify Israel, when my sanctuary shall be in the midst of them for evermore.”. What happened to the 10 tribes who were taken captives by Assyrians? His second coming as “Yashua ben David” the King of Kings and Lord of Lords and the end of the exile are both corresponding together in a way that only God could pull that off! This short overview is by no means an exhaustive study of this subject just an introduction to it. Shortly before he died he looked up and called, ‘Father, Father.’ Within approximately a year of his death the other four men named were also dead.” (Faith Precedes the Miracle, pp. 103–5; see also D&C 42:48. The 2,000 years from Jesus first coming as the Suffering Messiah “Yashua ben Yoshef” (Or Jesus son of Joseph) He is also known as “the son of man”. Earthworks I threw up against him; the one coming out of the city gate I turned back to his misery.” (In Madeleine S. Miller and J. Lane Miller, Harper’s Bible Dictionary, s.v. “Sennacherib.”). The kingdom of Israel was comprised of the remaining 10 tribes (1 Kings 11 and 12). This is the first time this form of idolatry is mentioned in the Northern Kingdom. 1Th 5:1 But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you. Judah had a history of wars and treaties with neighboring countries and suffered constant internal turmoil. They were the same person. They use it to show that it is necessary to have divine authority to act in the ordinances and offices of the Church. It occurred in two phases, first in 734 b.c. The Lord answered through His servant Isaiah, although the answer must have tested the faith of Hezekiah. Choosing instead to follow after idols they also forgot, much to their hurt …. Clay tablets recording his various campaigns have been preserved and deciphered. In the northern kingdom there were 9 dynasties (family lines of kings) and 19 kings in all. Hezekiah had been a righteous king (see 2 Kings 18:4–6), and now he trusted in God again. Father finally told me I could remain two years and to do all the good I could during that time, after which he would come for me. Its capital was Samaria. WE ARE NOW BEGINNING TO REPENT AND BEGINNING TO HEARKEN TO HIS VOICE AND BEGINNING TO OBEY HIS COMMANDS AND SEEK OUT HIS WAYS, REVIVAL IS COMING! The account in 2 Kings 18:13–19:37is very similar to the account in Isaiah 36–37. Israel never had a good king in its 200 years as a nation. Samaria was destroyed in the first or second year of the reign of Sargon, who took his official name from a king of about twenty-two hundred years before whom he claimed as an ancestor. (See William Smith, A Dictionary of the Bible, s.v. “dial.”). Within a twenty-year period the mighty Assyrian army encircled the capitals of both Israel and Judah. Some mysterious plague struck the Assyrian camp, and in the morning 185,000 Assyrians lay dead. As the earth moved, the sun would cast a shadow at a certain angle and thus measure the passing of the hours. We cannot be 100% accurate with these dates; especially since the scriptural ones are in Lunar years not Solar but there is a very small difference so for our reference here we shall deal in years as we calculate them. The kingdom of Judah was comprised of the tribes of Judah and Benjamin and much of the tribe of Levi, the tribe that served at the temple. Many of the Israelites rebel against God, no longer follow God's elected Judahite kings, and form the new Northern Kingdom with their own Kings and Heretical temples. Evidently, while in Damascus, Ahaz saw an altar, probably to a false god, that caught his admiration. The ten tribes carried into captivity at this time were Reuben, Simeon, Issachar, Zebulon, Gad, Dan, Asher, Naphtali, Ephraim, and Manasseh. “‘Which were cut down out of time, whose foundation was overflown with a flood.’ (Job 22:15–16.). In his lifetime he invented a special mechanism for telling time. They were named after the land called Samaria. The northern kingdom continued to be called the Kingdom of Israel or Israel, while the southern kingdom was called the kingdom of Judah. These chapters of the Old Testament answer this question: Could God have done more to bring this recalcitrant people back to Him? The statement that “there was none left but the tribe of Judah only” can be understood correctly only if one realizes that at this time Benjamin, Levi, and all other Israelites who had left the nation of Israel and joined Judah were included under the title of Judah. They are often referred to as the lost ten tribes. 5 For I have laid upon thee the years of their iniquity, according to the number of the days, three hundred and ninety days: so shalt thou bear the iniquity of the house of Israel . How were these prophecies fulfilled in the case of the Northern Kingdom of Israel? Read Leviticus 26:14, 17, 37–39and Deuteronomy 28:20, 25, 33, 36, 41. ), establishing their independence. But at that point he became lifted up and usurped priesthood authority, with disastrous results. (See Adam Clarke, The Holy Bible … with a Commentary and Critical Notes, 2:534; Samuel Fallows, ed., The Popular and Critical Bible Encyclopedia and Scriptural Dictionary, s.v. “covert for the Sabbath.”). Although the water was placid and calm, they were approaching the area where the water began to pick up speed as it headed for the falls. That never happened among the kings of the Northern Kingdom. He accurately foretold the destruction of the northern kingdom of Israel (although he did not specify Assyria as the cause) and, as a prophet of doom, anticipated later Old Testament prophets. This is why blindness in part is coming off the House of Israel (Ephraim) and we are reawakening to our heritage and our roots in a powerful way. These kingdoms would remain separate for two hundred years. ), Ancient Israel could be compared to these two young men. During their forty-year journey in the desert, the ancient Israelites often murmured against God and His prophet, Moses. Who were the Cimmerians/Welsh? Had it not been for this, I never should have returned home, except as a corpse. (see 2 Kings 17:6–18; 18:1–7.). http://www.psalmist.biz/Lost%20tribes.htm. The covert for the Sabbath may have been a shelter or an awning where the royal family sat to hear the law on the Sabbath. According to Assyrian records, 27,290 Hebrews were taken into that captivity. For this reason Jesus states that He came for the lost sheep of the House of Israel (Ephraim). Led by their rulers, who were universally wicked, the people of the Ten Tribes sank into a morass of idolatry and materialism. The Lord sent among the people “fiery serpents” that threatened great destruction as a punishment. Instead they went on laughing and joking, paying no attention to the danger. By destroying Lachish, the Assyrians would deprive Judah of any support from Egypt as well as depriving them of one of their strongest fortifications (see 2 Chronicles 32:9). After the death of King Solomon (922 bc), Palestine split into the northern Kingdom of Israel and the southern Kingdom of Judah. Upon his ascent to the throne  all twelve tribes came to him asking for tax relief. 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