A) To Judah: (Gen 49:10) "The scepter shall not depart from Judah" B) To David: (Ps 89:3-4;35-37) "I have made a covenant with
I have sworn to David my servant, I will establish your seed forever, And build up your throne to all generations."
(35-37) "Once I have sworn by my holiness: His
descendants shall endure forever, And his [David's] throne
as the sun before me. It [the throne] shall be established
forever..." - (see genealogy Patriarchal Family Tree) C) Conclusion: To have the scepter transferred to Zarah, who
was not in David's lineage is not in harmony with the Bible.
2 Where Israel was exiled according to the Bible
A) (2 Kings 17:6) "To Halah, Habor, & cities of the
(1 Chr 5:26) "Reubenites, the Gadites, and the half-tribe of
Manasseh, and brought them to Halah, Habor, Hara, and to the
river of Gozan, to this day." (536/430 BC) B) Only Jerusalem remained as a remnant in the land:
(2 Kings 18:13) "Now in the fourteenth year of King Hezekiah,
Sennacherib king of Assyria came up against all the fortified cities of Judah and seized them." (703 BC) (see 2
34 & Isa 8:7-8)
C) Israel & Judah in the land during Hezekiah's & Josiah's
reign's 2 Chr 30:1,10-11,18,25; 31:1,6; 34:3,6,9; 35:18-20 (609 BC) D) (Mt 10:6; 15:24) "Jesus and his disciples went to the lost sheep
of the house of Israel." E) James and Peter wrote to twelve tribes of Israel: Js 1:1;
1 Pt 1:1
F) Conclusion: Israel still in Asia Minor during first century!
3 Nations to come from Abraham as a blessing
A) Gen 17:4-6 This was to be a blessing-for his faith.
1. Included the twelve tribes of Israel
2. Included chiefs from Esau Gen 36:40 ff
3. Included sons from Keturah 1 Chr 1:32
B) Scattered among the Nations as a curse To be scattered among nations not to become
nations. De 4:27;
28:64; Lev 26:14,33
C) Blessing of Israel to be in the land promised to Abraham.
Gen 15:18-21; 17:4-8; 26:2-5; 1 Kings 4:21; Jer 24:5-6; De 30:1
-5; Jer 29:14; 30:3; Kings daughtersJer 43:2-7; 44:1;
Ezra 2:70; Ne 7:73; 11:20 (536-441 BC) D) Conclusion: The land promised to Israel was what Abraham saw
and walked on-Not the USA & England etc.!
4 Numbers of people from Abraham
A) Gen 24:60 Only KJV says "millions" (4 billion?)
(Gen 28:13-14) "Dust of the earth" [a hyperbole] 2 Chr
(De 1:10;) "Stars of heaven" [a hyperbole] Neh
B) Conclusion: This promise was fulfilled before England & the
USAexisted as nations! Even if "billions," they did not
have to live at the same time!
5 Israel to posses the sea gateways of the world
A) No such promise in the world regarding Sea Gateways B) "Gates" are mentioned in Gen 22:17; 24:60 - Gates
of cities! C) Conclusion: This occurred during Solomon's rule of all
6 Both Judah and Israel in Jerusalem in 593 BC
A) Ezk 5:1-12 Only 1/3 left to be scattered. B) "Whole house of Israel" included in exiles- Ezk
C) Both in Jerusalem: Ezk 8:3-17; 12:10,26; 14:1-7; 18:25-32
7 Anglo-Israelism doctrine of no benefit
A) Gal 3:28-29 - We are all Abraham's offspring. B) Helps to understand prophecy?? 2 Tim 3:15-
C) (Titus 3:9) "Shun foolish controversies and genealogies..."
Israelites were to be scattered among the nations and it is
quite likely this would include USA and England etc. but they
were not to become nations. This was not a blessing but a
curse for their disobedience.
All the remnant returned from Egypt to Judah - Jer 44:1, 13:14;
27-28 (Would not "all" include Jeremiah?)