Greetings Brethren, Friend and Foe:
The righteous are not crying "please believe me, I have all the answers," when they witness that the unrighteous will bow at the end of this sojourn. We also declare that we are not being dogmatic when we declare that the Creator will punish those that deny Him. Thus, we will not block our Blessings by being ashamed of the Word. We pity the Fool and the Ignorant. Thus, many Fools of today exhibit a weakness of bitterness from their trials of Blackness. We also have pity for those that have filled their hearts with a desire to attack the people of God. WHEN DID MAN HANG THE RAINBOW IN THE SKY?
Carl A. Patton, FreedomJournal
THE ENIGMATIC HEBREWS
Part 2: The Hebrews Become The Children of Israel
the name of God, Master of the universe, Ruler of the earth.
The journey of the people originally called Hebrews continues to develop as the scriptures unfold. Again we note that the Holy Bible and the Torah are the two greatest sources for the historical record of the people called the chosen people of God in Old Testament times. For the sake of clarity we will continue our discussion by bringing Israel up for review. Again we argue that to bring clarity to the confusion of race and religion among the Hebrew people there must be a discussion of Hebrew, Israel, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
Israel is used in the scriptures to designate:
1. An individual man, the son of Isaac.
2. The son of Isaac, Jacob and his descendants, the twelve tribes of the Hebrews.
3. The ten Northern tribes, led by
Well before the year 2100 B.C. the
God who directs all history of humankind chose the patriarch Abraham and called
him out of UR the land of the Chaldees. The land of UR was in the Tigris
Euphrates Valley, possibly Northern Kuwait or South Eastern Iraq not far from
the most northern tip of the Persian Gulf. (See Genesis 11:31 and Nehemiah 9:
During these times of the Old Testament the Creator noted a redemptive purpose in bringing Abraham and his descendants into a saving (covenant) relationship with himself. (See Genesis 17:7). God declares Abraham's seed a nation in Palestine. (Genesis 17:2). Through which some day will bring salvation to the entire world. Genesis 12:3, 22: 18).
The definitive qualities for
redemption, and redemptive are also rooted in Christ. Christ is the Great
Redeemer. Thus a primary understanding of redemption reveals a two-fold
purpose. Redemption for and redemption to. Thus redemption eventually becomes
redemption from the law; from the penalty of the law; from sin; from Satan and
from all evil. Therefore redemption in New Testament times becomes a new
freedom from sin, a new relationship with God, and a new life in Christ.
Jacob the grandson of Abraham was blessed by God. He was blessed with many children. When Jacob returned to Palestine in 1909 B.C. God brought him to total submission. (Genesis 32:25, Hosea 12: 4). Meanwhile Jacob gave his life to God's purpose. Jacob through the power of God achieved victory, and changed his name to Israel, Hebrew Yisrael, which means "He strives with God (and prevails). (Genesis 32: 28, 35: 10).
Therefore, the origin of the name
Israel is found in the conversion of Jacob. Thus, Jacob's twelve sons are
literally the children of Israel. (Genesis 42: 5, 45: 21). At this point we can
also attach an ethnic identity to the children of Israel (Jacob). The logic
being that all children of a particular person share common racial and ethnic
However Israel (Jacob) was aware that
God would build each of them into numerous tribes. (Genesis 49: 7, 16).
Therefore, the children of Israel came to signify the whole body of God's
chosen and saved people. (Genesis 32: 32, 34: 7). Meanwhile the children of
Israel included Jacob's grandchildren and all subsequent members of the
household as they went on to Egypt for a sojourn of 430 years, 1876-1446 BC.
(Genesis 48: 8, Exodus 1:7).
As the Mosaic period took shape the
original Semitic people now known as the children of Israel (Israelites) took
on many characteristics of the Africans in Egypt. For the record we will review
the research of scholars like Professor Diop and others later. However, at the
moment we will continue to note our primary source the Holy Bible. In
the space of ten generations God increased Israel from a clan of several
hundred (Genesis 14:14, 46: 27) to a clan of almost 3,000,000 souls (Exodus 12:
37, Numbers 1: 46), equipped with all the material and cultural advantages of
Egypt (Exodus 2: 10, 12: 36, Acts 7: 22).
The story of the Exodus is also the
revelation of the coming Great Redeemer. The enslavement of the children of
Israel resulted from fear and resentment. Meanwhile, God remembered his
covenant promises with Abraham (Exodus 2: 24-25). With the death of Pharaoh
(Exodus 2: 23) God appeared to Moses (The Burning Bush) and commissioned him to
deliver the children of Israel to freedom. (Exodus 3: 10). There is some
dispute over the dates of the Exodus. However, in the spring of 1446 B.C. the
nation of Israel achieved their exodus from Egypt. (Exodus 12: 37-40). There is
also the date of 1290 B.C. Also, the date is noted as the 480th year
before the beginning of Solomon's Temple in 766 B.C
The children of Israel reached Mount
Sinai during the summer of 1446 B.C. (Exodus 19:1). God extended the covenant
offer of reconciliation that he had made with Abraham and Israel (Jacob)
(Genesis 28: 13-15). God also adopts Israel as His own sons and daughters
(Exodus 4: 22). However God reveals that the son of God will redeem all of
God's people (See Exodus 24: 8, Hebrews 9: 15-22, 10: 24).
Finally we see Moses disobeying God.
Moses failed to give God the credit and glory when he produced water for the thirsty
people. (Numbers 20: 10-11). Moses was thus denied entrance into the Promised
Land (Numbers 20:12). The death of Moses is recorded in Deuteronomy 34: 5-6.
Moses was the greatest prophet of the Hebrew Nation that transcended into the
nation of Israel (Deuteronomy 34: 10).
Peace and Golden Paradise, Carl A. Patton a willing slave and servant of Almighty God the Father and Christ writing for the FreedomJournal 22 November 2008 in the year of our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus.