102: The Latter Day Location of Benjamin and Naphtali

Benjamin indeed was to remain with Judah; those being the two tribes left to Solomon’s son; with God’s chosen tribe of Levi being scattered throughout all of the twelve tribes.

Benjamin would be a war making people which would dwell together with Judah.

Historically we find Benjamin a sore trouble to Israel during the Judges period, at one point coming within a shadow of complete eradication in war with Israel.   Then when God rent the ten tribes of Israel from Rehoboam, Benjamin was left as part of the Kingdom of Judah to remain bound to Judah to this very day and coming under God’s 40 year blessing period for Judah (Ezekiel 4).  

Modern Benjamin is clearly NOT Norway as some have thought

Deuteronomy 33:12 And of Benjamin he said, The beloved of the LORD [Judah] shall dwell in safety by him [Benjamin and Judah will dwell together]; and the Lord shall cover [preserve] him all the day long, and he shall dwell between his [Judah’s shoulders, meaning to remain united with Judah] shoulders.

When the Ten Tribes were separated from Judah, Benjamin remained with Judah (1 Kings 12:21, 1 Chron 11:1  and 2 Chron 34:9).

Genesis 49:27 Benjamin shall ravin as a wolf: in the morning he shall devour the prey, and at night he shall divide the spoil 

This does not mean that Norway is not Israel, in fact it opens the way for a better understanding of the prophecy concerning Naphtali inheriting the West and the South.

Deuteronomy 33:23 And of Naphtali he said, O Naphtali, satisfied with favour, and full with the blessing of the Lord: possess thou the west and the south.

Naphtali inheriting both the West and the South allows for Naphtali to be split into two parts or nations.

I have been looking deeper into the matter and it does appear that the British Israel Society is accurate on this point.  While I do not agree with everything these folks present on every issue,  I find this article on Naphtali  to be correct.  There were two migrations of the White Huns [Naphtali: Nephthalites] one group settling Norway [the West of Sweden] and the other group settling in Sweden [the South of Norway].  

Note that “the west and the south” is also an Hebrew idiom for “on the sea coast”  which also fits both Norway and Sweden.  Norway and Sweden being Naphtali fulfills both the idiom of the sea coast and the prophecy that one part would be in the west and the other part would be immediately to the south.  

 

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  1. Author. When Aaron made the golden calf was that OK because he was an appointed leader? Moses certainly didn’t agree with him. The problem is in your thinking and reasoning. The “leaders” have convinced you that they shouldn’t be questioned. This is a dangerous belief.

  2. Author said: “C.L. compared some in the ministry with the Catholic Church in placing men equal to or above God.”

    my comment: I did not say or imply ‘some’. It is the practice of all the COG groups I have experience with.

    Author said: “But the Catholic position (I know because I was Catholic before I learned the truth) is that the Catholic Church has the right to interpret the Bible and that members are to believe what the Catholic Church says is true and what they say the Bible means.”

    my comment: I can rewrite your sentence to show the same of the COG’s. Watch this.

    But the UCG, COGWA, RCG, PCG, LCG position (I know cause I’ve been exposed to them) is that the UCG, COGWA, RCG, PCG, LCG has the right to interpret the Bible and that members are to believe what the UCG, COGWA, RCG, PCG, LCG says is true and what they say the Bible means.

    They have more similarities of practice to the Catholic Church than differences. They love to ‘lord it over’. Like I said, harlot daughters.

    I believe too many misinterpret 1 Timothy 5:1-2. Starts with, “Rebuke not an elder..”. It is referring to treating our elders (those older than us) as we would our father or mother. And treating those younger than ourselves as brothers and sisters. It has nothing to do with an “easy out” or “don’t confront” those who have given themselves titles and positions of “authority” in a church/organization.

    The COG’s / splinters are just as the Roman Catholic Church in practices. Lording it over and the fact that the underlings (sheep being fleeced) have no ability or authority or God given right / responsibility to correct or remove a “leader” that is error ridden.

    When a family cannot sit down and reason together and grow together it grows apart. Division happens, divorce happens…oh but let’s keep making the same errors over and over again. I HATE that these divisions happen, that people cannot work together because some have to ‘be the bossy’, a position like a tyrannical parent that provokes their “child/ren” to wrath. It’s not good. Isn’t it time to stop it. Ya’ll know the definition of insanity right?

    All Paul says in Timothy is that we are not to rebuke an elder [any older person, in fact anyone] without a just cause, but Paul continues to say that with two or three witnesses the sinner must be rebuked [as the law requires]. As for the Catholic primacy of Peter this was adopted by Herbert Armstrong who thundered this in many sermons, and Charles Bryce told me directly “I a a minister of Jesus Christ, I can do anything I want and God must back me up” He is not alone in this LIE which is still the position of LCG and others today. James

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