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TruthVid's 100 Proofs that the Israelites were White, Part 14
Here we discuss points # 38 and 39 of TruthVid’s 100 Proofs, which concerns Ezekiel's lamentations of Tyre and the minor prophets. William Finck’s prepared notes are found below.
(38) Ezekiel’s Lamentations over Tyre
In all of the ancient Greek accounts, beginning with Herodotus, the Dardans, and therefore the Trojans, the Leleges, Carians and Milesians, the Cilicians, and the Phoenicians were all related, and many of these groups were described as having originated in Crete. In the Greek myths from as early as the Iliad, Europa was the daughter of Phoenix, the son of Agenor king of Tyre, and the sister of Cadmus the Phoenician, who founded the Greek city of Thebes. Europa was the mother of Sarpedon, the legendary founder of Miletus, a notable city of the Carians, and Sarpedon was the father of Minos, the famous king of the Cretans from which we get the name Minoans. Herodotus attested that all of the colonies of the Phoenicians had come from Tyre. But in the Bible, while Tyre was within the inheritance of Asher the Septuagint version indicates that the walled cities of the Tyrians would be inherited by the tribe of Naphtali. Later, where Hiram king of Tyre, who was subject to David and Solomon, had sent to Solomon a craftsman to help with the design of the temple, Flavius Josephus wrote in Book 8 of his Antiquities: “76 Now Solomon sent for a craftsman out of Tyre, whose name was Hiram; he was by birth of the tribe of Naphtali, on the mother's side (for she was of that tribe;) but his father was Ur, of the family of the Israelites.”
The modern Jews have always disclaimed the Tyrians as Israelites. They must do that, because otherwise their entire narrative concerning their own identity disintegrates. In the Book of Judges there is the song of Deborah after the victory of Israel over the Canaanites in the north, and she asked why Dan remained in ships and Asher abode in his breaches, which are his port cities, rather than come to the fight. Four centuries later, the census of David counted the Israelites in Tyre and Sidon just as in every other city in Israel. The relationship of David and Hiram, the king of Tyre, shows that Hiram was subservient to David and complied with him happily. Solomon gave Hiram cities in Galilee as a gift, so that also shows that Hiram was an Israelite, but here in Ezekiel there will be no doubt that the kings of Tyre were of Israel.
So if the Greeks of Thebes were White, and they certainly were described as being fair and blond, and if the Minoans and Trojans were White, and if the Milesians, who later made settlements in the Danube Valley, around the Black Sea and as far west as Spain and Ireland were White, how could the ancient Israelites have been anything but White? But in Amos chapter 1 we read an accusation against the Tyrians, who submitted themselves to Assyria and betrayed their own brethren: “9 Thus saith the LORD; For three transgressions of Tyrus, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they delivered up the whole captivity to Edom, and remembered not the brotherly covenant: 10 But I will send a fire on the wall of Tyrus, which shall devour the palaces thereof.” The whole captivity: Here it is evident that the Tyrians were selling their own brethren, defeated by the Assyrians, as slaves to the Edomites. They had to be Israelites in order to be accused of forgetting the “brotherly covenant”.
This explains why Ezekiel would make lamentations for Tyre itself, and for the King of Tyre. Whom did God ever lament in the words of His prophets but the children of Israel, or divisions or individuals from among them? There are two full chapters of Ezekiel devoted to lamentations over Tyre and her king, and Ezekiel certainly was not lamenting Canaanites or other aliens.
In Ezekiel 27:6 we read in the King James Version “Of the oaks of Bashan have they made thine oars; the company of the Ashurites have made thy benches of ivory, brought out of the isles of Chittim.” The phrase “company of Ashurites” comes from a Hebrew word which is literally ben Asherim, and means sons of Asher, sons of descendants of the tribe of Asher. In modern translations, it is odd that the word is rendered as “deck of boxwood”, as the Jews protest any identification of the Phoenicians as Israelites. But once the truth of the identification is realized, it is obvious that the Israelites were White, and were certainly not Jews.
From there, Ezekiel 27 goes on to describe all of the Genesis 10 Adamic nations which had trade or other intercourse with the Tyrians, including Judah and the rest of Israel. Among these descriptions, in verse 19 we read “19 Dan also and Javan going to and fro occupied in thy fairs: bright iron, cassia, and calamus, were in thy market.” This can only be a reference to the Danaan Greeks and the Ionian Greeks, and we see a clear reference in Scripture to the tribe of Dan outside of Palestine, something for which there is much other evidence. Then there are further references to the ships of Tarshish, and warnings that Tyre would be destroyed, which is the reason for the lamentation. The prophecy was fulfilled when Alexander the Great destroyed the island city in 330 BC. Nebuchadnezzar II had already destroyed the mainland portion of the city around the same time that he had destroyed Jerusalem.
In Ezekiel 28 there is first a lamentation for the prince of Tyre, and then for the king, and it is very likely that this is a Hebrew parallelism, both titles referring to the same individual. The prince is considered to be wiser than Daniel the prophet, who was already famous at the time when Ezekiel was writing this, but his wisdom and riches made him arrogant, believing himself to be a god, and for that his punishment was announced, while he was nevertheless lamented. Yahweh God would not lament a devil. Where he is called a man, the Hebrew word is Adam. Where his destruction is forewarned, Yahweh said “I will bring strangers upon thee”, and by that it becomes evident that the prince of Tyre must have been an Israelite. That is further proven in verse 10 where we read “10 Thou shalt die the deaths of the uncircumcised by the hand of strangers: for I have spoken it, saith the Lord GOD.” Therefore it is evident that the prince of Tyre was a circumcised Israelite.
Thus we read in Flavius Josephus, in Against Apion where he was citing Herodotus: “1:169 His words are these:– ‘The only people who were circumcised in their privy members originally, were the Colchians, the Egyptians, and the Ethiopians; but the Phoenicians and those Syrians that are in Palestine, confess that they learned it from the Egyptians;’ By “Syrians in Palestine” Herodotus was referring to the people of Judaea, which can be established where Herodotus used the same term in other contexts and he must of been speaking of Judaea, or ancient Judah. Then a little further on Josephus said: “171 This, therefore, is what Herodotus says, that ‘the Syrians that are in Palestine are circumcised.’ But there are no inhabitants of Palestine that are circumcised excepting the Judaeans; and, therefore, it must be his knowledge of them that enabled him to speak so much concerning them.” So we see Josephus indirectly admit that the Phoenicians are also Israelites, as Tyre also was certainly in Palestine.
The king of Tyre was described as being “the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God” and that proves that he was an Israelite ruling over at least a large portion of the people of Israel, who are the “mountain of God”. Tyre itself certainly was not a mountain. Then we see once again that he was an Israelite but fell into sin where it says “15 Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.” Subsequent language further elucidates that same thing. Here the king of Tyre is also said to have been in Eden, the garden of God, but in Ezekiel Eden is the Adamic world, as in Ezekiel chapter 31 the Assyrian is described as the greatest tree in the garden of God.
At the end of Ezekiel chapter 28, attention is turned to Zidon, or Sidon, but that is one place from which the Israelites never drove out all of the Canaanites, and it is where Sidonians were purposely kept as slaves from the days of Solomon. The children of Israel having been warned in the books of Numbers and Joshua that the Canaanites would be pricks and thorns unto them, we read that same thing here in verse 24: “And there shall be no more a pricking brier unto the house of Israel, nor any grieving thorn of all that are round about them, that despised them; and they shall know that I am the Lord GOD.”
The merchandising and colonies established from Tyre being one of the vehicles through which Yahweh had dispersed the Israelites abroad, in keeping with the promises to Abraham that his seed wold become many nations, we see at the very end of the lamentations over Tyre and her king the following promise: “25 Thus saith the Lord GOD; When I shall have gathered the house of Israel from the people among whom they are scattered, and shall be sanctified in them in the sight of the heathen, then shall they dwell in their land that I have given to my servant Jacob. 26 And they shall dwell safely therein, and shall build houses, and plant vineyards; yea, they shall dwell with confidence, when I have executed judgments upon all those that despise them round about them; and they shall know that I am the LORD their God.”
(39) Minor Prophets – Their prophecies prove that God still deals with Israel only, among other things
I would rather discuss the minor prophets in their correct chronological order, which is significantly important to understanding them at all. Of these twelve prophets [in the podcast I mistakenly said 14!], Jonah was the earliest, and tried to jump a ship to Europe to escape the obligation laid upon him to go to Nineveh. At the time, the Assyrian Empire was just beginning its expansion into Syria, and perhaps a few decades or so later the Assyrians would begin to invade Israel and Judah. According to the Greek histories, the Assyrians worshipped Semiramis, a fish goddess who lost her mother as a baby and was nursed by doves. The name Jonah comes from the Hebrew word for dove, and Jonah came to Nineveh in a fish. For that reason alone, the Assyrians believed him. This also helps to show a degree of continuity of culture between Hebrews and Assyrians, even if the Assyrians were pagan. Their languages were both “Semitic” and had many similarities, and they also had many similar myths and customs.
Hosea was a contemporary of Isaiah, he wrote during the time of the same kings which Isaiah had, from Uzziah to Hezekiah, but evidently he did not wrote as much as Isaiah did, and it is not entirely clear that he lived quite as long. In Hosea chapter 1, we see prophecies stating that Israel would be divorced, that they would no longer be the people of God, and that they would not recive mercy. But then immediately in those same prophecies there is a promise of future reconciliation with those same people. The apostle Peter acknowledged this where he quoted that same passage in his first epistle. Then in chapter 2 after Israel had been depicted as a bride divorced by her husband, God promises to betroth Israel once again in the future, and to remain betrothed to her forever. There is no prophecy that Yahweh would betroth Himself to any other people, but only to the same children of Israel. So many centuries later, when Christ came, He was described by Himself, by John the Baptist and by Paul of Tarsus as the Bridegroom and Husband of Israel. If Yahweh was to remarry Israel, if the new covenant were to be made only with Israel, then why would the apostles go to anyone but White Europeans, Syrians and Mesopotamians, which is where they went? Or why would they go to anyone but the children of Israel, which is also where they went, as the Israelites are found in those same nations?
In Hosea chapter 9 there is a verse which records Yahweh as having said “13 Ephraim, as I saw Tyrus, is planted in a pleasant place: but Ephraim shall bring forth his children to the murderer.” The Tyrians were composed of the northern tribes of Israel, Asher, Zebulon Naphtali and Dan. Then a few verses later, in chapter 10 we read “5 The inhabitants of Samaria shall fear because of the calves of Bethaven: for the people thereof shall mourn over it, and the priests thereof that rejoiced on it, for the glory thereof, because it is departed from it.” Bethaven means House of Vanity and it refers to Israel in general but was also a town in Ephraim. After the kingdom divided, from the time of Jeroboam I, the children of Israel took to worshipping calves once again. So it was among the Phoenicians, who took calf or bull worship with them as they spread throughout the Mediterranean, but this is especially known in Crete among the Minoans. As we explained earlier, the Minoans were also related to the Phoenicians by the Greek writers. Hosea chapter 13 speaks of Baal worship, which is found throughout the early Mediterranean nations and also in Gaul and the British Isles. While there is much more evidence to prove this, it shows a commonality of culture between the Israelites in Tyre and the ancient White nations of the Mediterranean basin.
Like Hosea, Amos, as well as the prophet Micah, were also contemporaries of Isaiah.
Amos prophesied the captivities of Israel and the desolation of all of the surrounding nations, so in many ways he corroborates Isaiah, just as Hosea and Micah also do. At Amos 5:27 we read in part where it addresses Israel: “27 Therefore will I cause you to go into captivity beyond Damascus, saith the LORD”, so we see once again that Israel was taken into captivity in the north, just as we read in Isaiah and Jeremiah.
In Micah chapter 5 there is a prophecy of the captivity of Israel which, like we saw in Isaiah, which also promises that Israel shall destroy her captors: “4 And he shall stand and feed in the strength of the LORD, in the majesty of the name of the LORD his God; and they shall abide: for now shall he be great unto the ends of the earth. 5 And this man shall be the peace, when the Assyrian shall come into our land: and when he shall tread in our palaces, then shall we raise against him seven shepherds, and eight principal men. 6 And they shall waste the land of Assyria with the sword, and the land of Nimrod in the entrances thereof: thus shall he deliver us from the Assyrian, when he cometh into our land, and when he treadeth within our borders.” The Israelites were delivered from the Assyrians, but not until after they themselves were in captivity, as the prophecy suggests.
Then we read a little further on: “8 And the remnant of Jacob shall be among the [Nations] in the midst of many people as a lion among the beasts of the forest, as a young lion among the flocks of sheep: who, if he go through, both treadeth down, and teareth in pieces, and none can deliver. 9 Thine hand shall be lifted up upon thine adversaries, and all thine enemies shall be cut off.” This was fulfilled several centuries later, as all of the old empires of the east were ultimately overcome by descendants of the Israelites: by the Kimmerians, Scythians and Parthians. Yet these prophets were writing these things as Israel was first being taken captive by Assyria, so the words must have sounded impossible when they written.
Both Joel and Nahum seem to have been not long before Jeremiah and Ezekiel.
When Joel had written, the first temple was not yet destroyed (Joel 2:17), but he was writing of Israel as it had already been in Assyrian captivity, which is evident in the parable of the locusts, cankerworms, palmerworms and caterpillars in his opening chapter. Joel was the prophet of the first Christian Pentecost, which was acknowledged by Peter in Acts chapter 2. Joel also prophesied that Edom, Egypt and the other lands of Palestine would be a desolation, which they are unto this day. One misconception is where it says of the Tyrians that “the children also of Judah and the children of Jerusalem have ye sold unto the Grecians”, because in Hebrew the word is Yavana, which is only the name for the Ionians, and not for all of the Greeks. So the Tyrians had sold captured Israelites to the Ionians as well as the Edomites, which we read in Amos. However there are absolutely no descriptions of any negro slaves in Athens.
The prophet Nahum also wrote a prophecy of the destruction which was about to come upon Nineveh, which included a promise of the Gospel which is very similar to one found in Isaiah chapter 52. Along with this, Nahum corroborates the captivity of Israel where he wrote “2 For the LORD hath turned away the excellency of Jacob, as the excellency of Israel: for the emptiers [Assyrians] have emptied them out, and marred their vine branches.” So Yahweh would avenge Israel by destroying Nineveh, and the last chapter of the book reads in part “13 Behold, I am against thee, saith the LORD of hosts, and I will burn her chariots in the smoke, and the sword shall devour thy young lions: and I will cut off thy prey from the earth, and the voice of thy messengers shall no more be heard.” After the Kimmerians, Babylonians, Persians and Medes destroyed the city, Nineveh never was heard from again.
Habakkuk and Zephaniah both lived in the days of Josiah and were contemporary with Jeremiah and Ezekiel. Both prophets foretold the coming destruction of Jerusalem by the Chaldaeans, and gave some of the reasons for the punishment of Judah. In many ways they corroborate things prophesied by Jeremiah and Ezekiel. Like other prophets, Zephaniah included oracles against the surrounding nations, and especially the Philistines and their cities.
Obadiah wrote his prophecy against Edom not long after Jeremiah and Ezekiel, and it has not been fulfilled to this day, so we await it still. In verse 11 this is proven, as it speaks of Edom on the side of the Chadaeans at the destruction of Jerusalem in the past tense. This is confirmed also in the Psalms and in 1 Esdras, that of all the Babylonian forces, Edom was most responsible for the total destuction of the temple of Solomon.
Daniel was contemporary with Jeremiah and Ezekiel but had evidently lived and written for a much longer time than they did. He was a young man when his prophecies first begin in the days of Nebuchadnezzar, and quite old when they end during the rule of the Persians. After the time of Daniel we have the post-captivity prophets Haggai, Zechariah, and finally, Malachi. Haggai and Zechariah wrote as the temple was being rebuilt in the days of Zerubbabel, circa 520 BC, and Malachi apparently wrote some decades later.
Haggai is portrayed as a counselor to Zerubabbel. Speaking to him as a prophet that it is time to rebuild the temple of God, he is depicted as the catalyst which motivates Zerubabbel to accomplish the task. Zechariah is a prophet not only from the time when the rebuilding commenced, who describes some of the trials that those who returned with Zerubabbel, and namely the high priest Joshua, would have to face, he also prophesied many things which were to happen as a result of that rebuilding. Zechariah was even a prophet of the ministry of Christ, His Own travails with Satan, which is the Edomite Jews, and in addition, Zechariah is in many respects was a prophet of the Revelation.
Like many of those before him, Zechariah gave oracles against some of the surrounding nations. One such prophecy was against the cities of Philistia, and in chapter 9 he recorded the Word of Yahweh as having said “6 And a bastard shall dwell in Ashdod, and I will cut off the pride of the Philistines.” At that time, the Philistines were White, and had also apparently interacted in trade with Europeans for a many centuries. So the people who live in the cities of the Philistines now are bastards, as a result of their punishment, but in Zechariah’s time they could not have been bastards, at least for the most part.
Malachi is some time after Haggai and Zechariah, as he prophecies in a time when the temple is fully rebuilt and operational, but the priesthood is corrupting itself. Malachi corroborates the race-mixing among the priests which had happened in the days of Nehemiah and Ezra, and prophesied that it would continue to happen. So he was also a prophet of Christian Zionism and the ultimate destruction of Edom which was also portrayed in Obadiah but which is not yet fulfilled, as well as being a prophet of Christ and of John the Baptist, the Elijah which Christ had said was already come. We believe he is also a prophet of Christian Identitity, the Elijah whom Christ had said would come in the future, to restore the racial covenant message of the Scriptures.
That fact is evident in the purpose of Elijah which Christ had said was still to come, in Matthew 17:11 where we read “11 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Elias truly shall first come, and restore all things.” So it is evident that a prophet in the spirit of Elijah would come twice, once in the form of John the Baptist, and once again in the future from when Christ explained those things to His apostles. Therefore if the purpose of the coming of Elijah is to turn the hearts of the children to the fathers, which race of people is it that came from those fathers, other than that race to which the apostles had brought the gospel of Christ for which John the Baptist had prepared the way?