On the Revelation of Yahshua Christ, Part 22: The Woman is the Whore
In the early chapters of the prophecy of Jeremiah, namely in chapters 1, 3 and 16, the prophet is told to address the children of Israel, the scattered flock of Yahweh, who were already in the north country (1:13; 3:12, 18; 16:15). Then in Jeremiah chapter 16, in one of those references, there is a promise that Yahweh would send for them many fishers, a prophecy which was fulfilled in the spread of the Gospel of Christ as He had told His apostles, as it is recorded in Matthew chapter 4, “19 … Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” But immediately following that promise in Jeremiah there is another, where the Word of Yahweh says “and after will I send for many hunters, and they shall hunt them from every mountain, and from every hill, and out of the holes of the rocks.” Christ had never mentioned the hunters, as it was apparently not yet their time.
When Jeremiah wrote those words, he was not speaking of Jews. He began his prophecy in the 13th year of Josiah, which may be estimated to around 627 BC. There were no Jews in the north at that time. But the Israelites were called Khumri in the inscriptions of the Assyrians, and that is the origin of the Greek word Kimmeroi, who in English we know as the Cimmerians, who are a historical branch of the Germanic people. Of them, the Judaean historian Flavius Josephus in Book 11 of his Antiquities of the Judaeans had explained that (Antiquities, 11:133) “there are but two tribes in Asia and Europe subject to the Romans, while the ten tribes are beyond Euphrates till now, and are an immense multitude, and not to be estimated by numbers.” As Josephus himself had explained at length beginning in Book 13 of his Antiquities, the Judaeans, the modern Jews, were an admixture of Edomites, or Idumaeans, and the small percentage of the people of Judah who had returned to Jerusalem about seventy years after the Babylonian captivity and destruction of the city in 586 BC.
Furthermore, Josephus, being a Judaean, was not aware of the origins of the Germanic people of Europe from that same group, whose migrations can be traced through the Greek and Roman Classical literature. Therefore his statement is not entirely accurate in that regard. After the passing of the Assyrians, in other languages they were called Sakae or Sakans, Scythians and Galatae or Galatians. Later, the Galatae east of the Rhine were called Germans by the Romans, while those to the west were called Gauls. But many of these, such as those called Saxons, Goths, Alans, Vandals and Huns, did not even migrate into Western Europe until after the time of Christ, and the time of Josephus.