Chapter 5

"Lineage of Reuben, (to Captivity). (1 - 10]"
"The Sons of Gad. [11 - 17]"
"Reuben, Gad and Half Manasseh. [18 - 26]"

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I Chronicles 5:1 "Now the sons of Reuben the first born of Israel, (for he was the firstborn; but forasmuch as he defiled his father's bed, his birthright was given unto the sons of Joseph the son of Israel: and the genealogy is not to be reckoned after the birthright."

It was the year 1728 B. C. and Israel was dwelling in tents beyond the tower of Edar. Genesis 35:22 "And it came to pass, when Israel dwelt in the land, that Reuben went and lay with Bilhah his father's concubine: and Israel heard it." Jacob had just lost his true love Rachel in birth to Benjamin, and to have this happen to one of his wives was something Jacob would not stand for. The blessing of the Abrahamic covenant was to be given to the firstborn, yet Jacob knew the it could go to another, as Isaac had blessed him rather than Esau, Isaac's first born. It was because of this wickedness of defiling his bed that caused the Blessing to be passed from his firstborn with Leah, to his firstborn with Rachel, Joseph. The blessing would be passed directly to Joseph's two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh.

Genesis 48:17 "And when Joseph saw that his father laid his right hand upon the head of Ephraim, it displeased him: and he held up his father's hand, to remover it from Ephraim's head unto Manasseh's head."

Genesis 48:18 "And Joseph said unto his father, "Not so, my father: for this is the firstborn; put thy right hand upon his head."

Genesis 48:19 "And his father refused, and said, "I know it, my son, I know it: he also shall become a people, and he also shall be great; but truly his younger brother shall be greater than he, and his seed shall become a multitude of nations.' "

The united States are the people of the nation of the offspring of Manasseh, one nation greater than the other, and well blessed. However Ephraim today is in England, that had grown to a multitude of nations, each flying a symbol of England, such as Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and at one time even the colonies of the United States.

Genesis 48:20 "And He [Jacob] blessed them that day, saying, "In thee shall Israel bless, saying, `God make thee as Ephraim and as Manasseh:' " and he set Ephraim before Manasseh."

So we see that the blessing of Abraham was passed on to Joseph through his two sons, and Reuben the firstborn of Israel, that defiled the bed of his father, was passed over. Reuben was even passed over as a leader and right to hold the scepter, for that right was given to Judah. We read in Genesis 49:3, 4 that though Jacob respected the strength of Reuben, he saw Reuben as a people to be like water, someone that you just can not count on when you need that excellency of power, and strength. You can only count on him to do those things that he should, to defile himself.

I Chronicles 5:2 "For Judah prevailed above his brethren, and of him came the chief ruler; but the birthright was Joseph's:)"

Genesis 49:8 "Judah, thou art he whom thy brethren shall praise: thy hand shall be in the neck of thine enemies; they father's children shall bow down before thee."

And to this day, this is what happens, as the crown in England and in all of the Caucasian nations of the old house of Israel, can trace their royal households back through David, and to the their father Judah.

Genesis 49:9, 10 "Judah is a lion's whelp: form the prey, my son, thou art gone up: he stooped down, he crouched as a lion, and as an old lion; who shall rouse him up?" [9] "The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto Him shall the gathering of the of the people be."

We will discuss this gathering later in this chapter, but it is talking about the end of this earth age, when our Lord Jesus Christ will come at the sounding of the seventh trump. Sure the children of Israel have been scattered over the face of the earth, and the nation split into two houses, but when our Lord returns that sceptre will be in the hand of David, and the Shepherd will be our Lord Jesus Christ, "the King of Kings and Lord of Lords".

Reubens moments of desire cost him dearly, and he lost all sense of commitment, as well as the immeasurable blessings that God bestowed on Ephraim and Manasseh down through the years.

I Chronicles 5:3 "The sons, I say, of Reuben the firstborn of Israel were, Hanoch, and Pallu, Hezron, and Carmi."

These sons of Reuben are listed in Genesis 46:9. For they were the children that left the land of Canaan with Jacob for Egypt, to be under the protection of Joseph while the famine was going on in the land of Canaan. It would be some four hundred years before the family would move back to take the promise land.

When we compare the men of Reuben in the numbering of the men in the wilderness from Numbers 2:10, these sons are not mentioned.

I Chronicles 5:4 "The sons of Joel, Shemaiah his son, Gog his son, Shimei his son,"

I Chronicles 5:5 "Micah his son, Reaia his son, Baal his son."

So these sons are either of a lineage of Reuben that is not listed in the Scripture, or during a period of time just prior to the fall of the house of Israel, considering that Beerah, the son that was hauled away in captivity was given. There was a span of time from 1750 B.C. to 654 B.C. from the life of Reuben to the life of Beerah, the son who was carried off into the captivity by the Assyrians. That was over a thousand year period, with nine generations listed here. The second time that the Assyrians fought and carried away much of the house of Israel was also by Tiglath Pileser, during the reign of Pekah over the house of Israel from 649 to 629 B.C. The third and final stare to the battle that ended the nation of the house of Israel was begun by Shalmaneser but ended by Sargon's battle between 613 and 611 B.C. when the entire remnant was carried awa from off the land and relocated. This battle is covered in 2nd Kings 17:3-23; and 18:9-12.

I Chronicles 5:6 "Beerah his son, whom Tilgath-pilneser king of Assyria carried away captive: he was prince of the Reubenites."

I Chronicles 5:7 "And his brethren by their families, when the genealogy of their generations was reckoned, were the chief, Jeiel, and Zehariah,"

I Chronicles 5:8 "And Bela the son of Azaz, the son of Shema, the son of Joel, who dwelt at Aroer, even unto Nebo and Baal-meon:"

I Chronicles 5:9 "And eastward he inhabited unto the entering of the wilderness from the river Euphrates: because their cattle were multiplied in the land of Gilead."

During the time of the Judges these Israelites that lived east of the Jordan river were blessed. Their cattle multiplied to where they had to move eastward all the way to the Euphrates, for the sake of their live stock. This encroached on the lands of many other nations, and these peoples joined as allies against the tribes of Israel. The nation of Israel at this time was still one nation as this is in reference to Psalms 83:6-9. There were ten nations in all that fought against the Israelites, and followed by a seven fold destruction of these nations.

In a prophetic sense: It is interesting that these are the Arabic nation and locations of today, along with the Edomites, the offspring of the people we call Russia and her satellite nations. Though it represents wars of the past, these same nations are going to bind together in the end times, as talked about in Ezekiel 38 and 39. Mixed in with these nations will be the Kenites. However in the Spiritual sense, these same Kenites have caused their traditions to enter into and take control of each of the denomination in these end times. Sure there are definite denominational boundaries to these ten units of government that will control the world in these end times, but if any one challenges their dogma and power, they move in force to put them down. Notice that in the middle of naming the ten units of government, God calls for a "Selah", for us to stop and think of what is being said. Ponder on this, for it is also in reference to what is going on today.

Then God tells us in the rest of Psalms 83 that He is going to bring down that seven fold destruction down on their heads. There are seven types of victory that will come to God's children that hold true to His Word, only that victory will not be completed until God's plan has been fulfilled. There are two numbers here "ten" and "seven" and the combination of the two is "seventeen" (17): and in biblical numerics seventeen stands for victory. Friend, all those that side with Satan, and take the number and name of the beast are part of that ten units of the one world order of the end time that will fall.

I Chronicles 5:10 "And in the days of Saul then made war with the Hagarites, who fell by their hand: and they dwelt in their tents throughout all the east land of Gilead."

The Hagarites were the children from Hagar through her son Ishmael. These people lived and joined together with the Edomites and of Moab, and were called the Hagarenes. They came as a ten nation confederacy against the children of Israel and king Saul. This is also how it shall be in the time of the end, when the children of these ten nations come against the nations that came from the old house of Israel. These are the Christian nations of today, as we are told in Hosea 1:10.

Hosea 1:10 "Yet the number of the children of Israel shall be as the sand of the sea, which cannot be measured nor numbered; and it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, `Ye are not my people,' There it shall be said unto them, `Ye are the sons of the Living God.' "

This verse is prophecy for the time of the end, and it is addressing not the Jews or that tiny nation we call Israel today; but it is talking about the offspring of the house of Israel, those ten tribes that were scattered by the Assyrians a hundred plus years before the Babylonians took the house of Judah captive. These children of Israel will be living in their cities and many nations and will not consider themselves as Israel, but those are the people that are addressed when God is speaking to the children of Israel of today in prophecy.

Two things are sure about them, first they will be residing on lands as nations not in the promise land; the middle east. And second, they will not consider themselves to be of Israel, for they would have been so indoctrinated by the Kenites that they really believe that the Kenites and part of Judah carry the blessing promise, and they are outsiders. Yet in that condition they will be called "the sons of the Living God." Our Lord Jesus Christ is the Living God, for He defeated death, and will return at the seventh trump to put down all His enemies.

So in that these ten nations of Psalms 83 are mentioned, it causes me to consider what is being said about those people.

I Chronicles 5:11 "And the children of Gad dwelt over against them, in the land of Bashan unto Salcah:"

Remember that at the close of the wanderings, the tribes of Reuben, Gad and half the tribe of Manasseh requested that they be given the lands east of the Jordan river to raise their cattle. The map before this chapter shows this land the the cities that became their. God granted that this land would become their inheritance as is recorded in Numbers 32.

Numbers 32:1, 2 "And the children of Reuben and the children of Gad had a very great multitude of cattle: and when they saw the land of Jazer, and the land of Gilead, that, behold the place was a place for cattle:" [1] "The children of Gad and the children of Reuben came and spake unto Moses, and to Eleazar the priest, and unto the prince of the congregation, saying;" [2]

Reuben and Gad wanted their inheritance to be the land east of the Jordan, and as we read on, Moses was afraid that this inheritance would prevent the other tribes for going into and taking the rest of the promise land. After it was agreed that the land would be settled for their families, the army of the men of Gad and Reuben would lead the way in battle for the rest of the tribes, and be with them until the war was over and all the tribes had their inheritance.

However for the son so Gad we have to go to Genesis 46:16; "And the sons of Gad; Ziphion, and Haggi, Shuni, and Ezbon, Eri, and Arodim and Areli." These are the children of Gad that migrated from the land of Canaan to Egypt to seek protection from the famine under the protective hand of Joseph. The children of Israel would be in Egypt for many years, four hundred years from the time of the promise from God to Abraham, and then set free from their bondage. So the time of the names considered here would be several hundred years later, when the children of Gad dwelt east of Jordah, on their inherited land. The record of Gad and those tribal families are recorded in the final numbering in Numbers 26:15-18.

Numbers 26:15 "The children of GAd after their families of Zephon, the family of the Zephonites: of Haggi, the family of the Haggites: of Shuni, the family of the Shunites:"

Numbers 26:16 "Of Ozni, the family of the Oznites: of Eri, the family of the Erites:"

Numbers 26:17 "Of Arod, the family of the Arodites: of Areli, the family of the Arelites."

Numbers 26:18 "These are the families of the children of Gad according to those that were numbered of them, forty thousand and five hundred."

Remember that the number given here was the number of men over the age of nineteen [twenty and over], that were fit to carry a sword and become a soldier in the army. The rest of the number was not given. However their families were probably triple that number at least.

I Chronicles 5:12 "Joel the chief, and Shapham the next, and Jaanai, and Shaphat in Bashan."

I Chronicles 5:13 "And their brethren of the house of their fathers were, Michael, and Meshullam, and Sheba, and Jorai, and Jachan, and Zia, and Heber, seven."

I Chronicles 5:14 "These are the children of Abihail the son of Huri, the son of Jaroah, the son, the son of Gilead, the son of Michael, the son of Jeshishai, the son of Jahdo, the son of Buz;"

I Chronicles 5:15 "Ahi the son of Abdiel, the son of Guni, chief of the house of their fathers."

I Chronicles 5:16 "And they dwelt in Gilead in Bashan, and in her towns, and in all the suburbs of Sharon, upon their borders."

I Chronicles 5:17 "All these were reckoned by genealogies in the days of Jotham king of Judah, and in the days of Jeroboam king of Israel."

We know that king Jotham ruled over the house of Judah in Jerusalem from 647 to 631 B.C., and Jeroboam the second ruled over the house of Israel from its capital Samaria from 728 to 687 B.C. So these genealogies were taking place during the scattering of the house of Israel, which occured from 654 B.C. for the tribes east of the Jordan, and in 611 for the tribes of the house of Israel west of the Jordan. These Kenite scribes started their studies while Israel was still a nation, and by the end of these studies, these tribes of Reuben, Gad and half the tribe of Manasseh were long gone off their land, and replaced by other people that also became captive by the Assyrians. By the end of the studies all of the tribes of the nation of the house of Israel were removed and on their journey through the Caucasus mountains, and known by many other names; Cimmerons, Saxons, Celts, and so on, but all were known as Caucasians.

I Chronicles 5:18 "The sons of Reuben, and the Gadites, and half the tribe of Manasseh, of valiant men, men able to bear buckler and sword, and to shoot with bow, and skilful in war, were four and forty thousand seven hundred and three-score, that went out to the war."

As we look at the map of the location of these tribes east of the Jordan river, this time of reference is not for the entering into the promise land under Joshua; but many years later, after the three hundred years of the Judges, the days of Kings Saul, David, and Solomon, and the dividing of the kingdom into two houses or nations; the house of Judah and the house of Israel. Many kings came and died in both of these two separate nation until their wickedness caused God to allow them to be scattered by the Assyrians in 654 B.C. These three tribes, Reuben, Gad and half the tribe of Manasseh were the closest to Assyrians, and thus were forced to defend themselves from the Assyrians.

It would be twenty three years later when all the rest of the tribes of the house of Israel were removed from their land, and taken into captivity. All of these tribes would never live as a united nation again until the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ at the close of this earth age of flesh man, and the coming of that Millennium kingdom of Jesus Christ right here on earth. This coming is laid out for us in the book of Revelation, and it will be at the sounding of the seventh and last trump. Paul also speaks of this seventh and last trumpet in I Corinthians 15:50-54. It was the mystery that Paul revealed that would take place at the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ at the sounding of the Last trump, the seventh trumpet; when all those living in their flesh and blood corruptible bodies would be changed instantly, faster than you can wink your eye into their incorruptible bodies for the time of our Lord's thousand year Millennium kingdom right here on earth.

I Corinthians 15:50 "Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption."

A flat statement, very clear that no soul can inherit or life within the kingdom of God, in that Millennium age in their flesh and blood body. Corruption is the flesh and blood body, and incorruption is the body that soul body as the Angels have. "Corruptible" means "liable to die". The things that will take place after that point in time require that there will not be a death from that instant on.

I Corinthians 15:51 "Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,"

Another simple statement. Paul has a "mystery" that he is going to reveal to us here, something that has not been talked about up to that point in time in the Scriptures. That Mystery is that at a point in time, the people living on this earth will not die, but will all be changed. Changed from one body into the other body. Changed from "the flesh and blood" body, called the "corruptible" body; into the "spiritual" body as the angels have, called the "incorruptible" body. Get it. The change has to come because God revealed that these flesh and blood bodies cannot life on earth after that point in time.

I Corinthians 15:52 "In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed."

Paul has revealed to us that at the seventh and last trumpet, faster than you can wink your eye, each living soul on the face of the earth, living in their flesh and blood body will be changed instantly into their incorruptible body. Why? What happens at the seventh and last trump? That is when Jesus Christ returns to earth with his heavenly army, and sets up his earthly kingdom right here on earth. That is when the tribes of Israel are all united as one nation on earth with David as their king, and Jesus as their Shepherd. Jesus Christ's Millennium kingdom requires that all souls live that thousand years and be judged by their works at the close of that Millennium age, as recorded in Revelation 20:11-15.

Friend if you are looking for a rapture, you are going to be waiting until after that Millennium age for your rewards, and then be judged by your works only. Why? Because you will have been taken in this earth age of flesh man, by Satan, who comes at the sixth trump, not the seventh and last trump. Satan comes at the sixth trump, Jesus comes at the seventh and last trump. The key for each of us to remember is that we will not live under and see to serve Jesus Christ in our flesh and blood bodies, for when Christ's kingdom is here on earth, as it will be, the earth will be different, and so will our bodies.

I Corinthians 15:53 "For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality."

These flesh and blood bodies die off in 70 to 90 years or so, and all souls will live and be judged at the end of that thousand year Millennium kingdom. The nations of the earth will still exist as nations and races of the earth, but some things will be different. Those nations that go to make up the houses of Judah and Israel, will not be separate nations any more, for they will be joined for that Millennium age. YHVH reveal this to the prophet Ezekiel.

The prophet Ezekiel revealed to us in Ezekiel 37:15-23 by representing two sticks, one for the house of Israel, and the other for the house of Judah. These two nations were divided when king Solomon died, and by the joining of these two sticks in one hand of Ezekiel, God was telling Ezekiel that these two nations would not join again as one nation, until after the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. God has dealt with Israel and Judah as separate people through this earth age of flesh man, from the time of Solomon's death, and they each have their own prophecy until that time. This is why it becomes important to take notice of which is being referred to in end time prophecy, for their ends, their locations and nations are dealt with individually.

Ezekiel 37:21 "And say unto them, `Thus saith the Lord God; `Behold, I will take the children of Israel from among the heathen, whither they be gone, and will gather them on every side and bring them into their own land:"

This happens at the sounding of the seventh trumpet. Jesus Christ will be the one that gathers them from every corner of this earth. This earth will even change, as it prepares us for that time of the Millennium age, when there will be no flesh and blood on the earth.

Ezekiel 37:22 "And I will make them one nation in the land upon the mountains of Israel; and one king shall be king to them all: and they shall be no more two kingdoms any more at all:"

Judah and Israel will be joined as one nation, separate tribes within one nation. One king, and one Shepherd. David will be the king, and our Lord Jesus Christ will be our Shepherd.

Ezekiel 37:23 "Neither shall they defile themselves any more with their idols, nor with their detestable things, nor with any of their transgressions:: But I will save them out of all their dwelling places, wherein they have sinned, and will cleanse them: so shall they be My People, and I will be their God.

Peter tells us that these things of this earth age will be over with and gone. The things man has made his idols, and those traditions that Kenites have caused us to place over God's Word will be eliminated from the earth and the dimension that we all will be living in for the next thousand years. Think of it, no sickness, no hardships that we are familiar with in these earthly flesh bodies.

II Peter 3:10 "But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night: in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up."

All those things that now take your time and attention away from the worship and praise of our Lord Jesus Christ will be over and done with. These flesh and blood corruptible bodies won't exist any more. All except the elect will be in another time of testing when our Lord will be here with us, and at that close of that Millennium age of Christ as our Shepherd here on earth, all souls in that testing will then be judged by their works only, as we read of in Revelation 20:11-15. We are now living in the age of grace, whereby we are saved by the blood of Christ through our faith in His finished work on the cross. Those that believe on Christ, and have not taken the the name or number of the beast, Satan, at the close of this earth age, will be rewarded and serve as joint heirs with Jesus Christ for that Millennium age.

There will be very few that will be sealed in their minds with the truth and make a stand against Satan, for Satan will come as the deceiver, fulfilling the desires of each soul's mind to cause that individual to worship him. Sure, it will be done in ignorance for they have been deceived in their thinking by not only the Kenites, but by their own families, and churches into taking that number of the beast system.

Ezekiel 37:24 "And David My servant shall be king over them: and they all shall have One Shepherd: they shall also walk in My judgments, and observe My statutes, and do them.

David will be the king over all Israel, but Jesus Christ will be the One Shepherd over His flock, all the people. We are told that Jesus will come as the "King of Kings, and Lord of Lords", to rule with a rod of Iron over all the people of all races.

Back now to the time of the close of the time of the nation, house of Israel, before their captivity under the Assyrians.

I Chronicles 5:19 "And they made war with the Hagarites, with Jetur, and Nephish, and Nodab."

I Chronicles 5:20 "And they were helped against them, and the Hagarites were delivered into their hand, and all that were with them: for they cried to God in the battle, and He was intreated of them; because they put their trust in Him."

Every time that the house of Israel or Judah or any nation has turned to God, God gave them the victory. Then it seems even to our times today, we like to turn our backs on God once the battle is over and the victory is given to us. It was no different here, for the real threat was not these Hagarites, and other Arab nation of Jetur, and Nephish, but the Assyrans. It would be just a matter of a few years until these tribes of Israel would be defeated and removed from the land and their identity take from them.

I Chronicles 5:21 "And they took away their cattle; of their camels fifty thousand, and of sheep two hundred and fifty thousand, and of asses two thousand, and of men an hundred thousand."

A good scribe always keeps an accurate account of the goods taken in victory. These Kenites were good scribes, and they let you know who they were in verse 2:55. I feel these are accurate figures that was taken from the wars victory.

I Chronicles 5:22 "For there fell down many slain, because the war was of God. And they dwelt in their steads until the captivity."

This battle is recorded in II Kings 15:29; "In the days of Pekah king of Israel came Tiglath-pileser king of Assyria, and took Ijon, and Abel-beth-maachah, and Janoah, and Kedesh, and Hazor, and Gilead, and Galilee, all the land of Naphtali, and carried them captive to Assyria." This marked the start of the scattering of the house of Israel. Notice on the map that the areas given here were all of the land east of the Jordan river, and that land adjacent, north of the sea of Galilee [Gennesaret] that was part of the land inherited by the tribe of Naphtali. The rest would fall later.

I Chronicles 5:23 "And the children of the half tribe of Manasseh dwelt in the land: they increased from Bashan unto Baal-hermon and Senir, and unto mount Herman."

The tribes of Manasseh, as did also Gad and Reuben were given the land east of the Jordan river, and this was the center of Baal worship. It was in this former land of Moab, where many of the Israelites camped before moving across the Jordan river and taking the promise land. Back in those latter days of Moses, Balaam the false prophet used the religion of Baal to bring down the Israelites, when his other mediums did not work, and after the battles with the Moabites, Amlakites, and the rest of those heathen nations, God allowed these three tribes have have part of their inheritance in the land east of the Jordan river. So these lands were the former lands of the giants, as well as the center of Baal idolatry, and worship. This continued to draw these three tribes away from God in into Baal worship.

I Chronicles 5:24 "And these were the heads of the house of their fathers, even Epher, and Ishi, and Eliel, and Azriel, and Jeremiah, and Hodaviah, and Jahdiel, mighty men of valour, famous men, and heads of the house of their fathers."

I Chronicles 5:25 "And they transgressed against the God of their fathers, and went a whoring after the gods of the people of the land, whom God destroyed before them."

Sure God gave them the victory in verses 19 and 20, "because they trusted in God" but after the battle they went right back into idolatry. God's people never seem to learn from their mistakes, and do them all over again. Sure we are about to go into battle in these end times, and the phrase "with God's help" is given over and over by our political and military leaders. I truly believe they will and are seeking God's help, but what happens after the war, who are they going to try to appease? God or the losing world government that is trying to take control? We are in the time of the end, so expect things to happen in accordance with God's plan for the time of the end.

God will change minds, and move nations in the direction they are to take, setting up for the things and events that will take place. He gave us the prophets to tell us of those events, and God expects His elect to seal those things away in their mind. The world is going under the hand of Satan, and all the world will worship Satan as the Christ. All except those elect that are sealed. Expect this to happen, just as these tribes of the House of Israel fell to the army of the king of Assyria, Satan will rule the world and do has he pleases for that five month period. Why, because it is all the in the plan of God. Paul told us in I Corinthians 10:11 that these events of the old testament happened as a warning to us living in the end times; so we have been warned.

I Chronicles 5:26 "And the God of Israel stirred up the spirit of Pul king of Assyria, and the spirit of Tilgath-pilneser king of Assyria, and he carried them away, even the Reubenites, and the Gadites, and half the tribe of Manasseh, and brought them to Halah, and Habor, and Hara, and to the river Gozan, unto this day."

"...Pul king of Assyria, and the spirit of Tilgath-pilneser king of Assyria", are all speaking of the same person. It would be his son, Sinnecharib that would finish the job some twenty years later, when all of the House of Israel would fall. These tribes of the house of Israel were be carried off to an area north of lake van in Iraq, only to move on through the Caucasus mountains to become known today as the Caucasians. They would scatter and become many nation across not only Europe, but the Americas and around the world.

Of course when it says; "and brought them to Halah, and Habor, and Hara, and to the river Gozan, unto this day." This is in reference to the time of this writing of the Chronicles, some five hundred years before Christ; when the captivity of the nation of the house of Judah took place. These locations are all in areas of what we call Iraq of today. The River Habor is the river we call the Euphrates river of today, that flows down out of Turkey, and through the center of Iraq. These other locations such as Hara, was once known as a mountain range through the south of Turkey and into Iraq. These three tribes mostly east of the Jordan were completely removed from their land and taken far away, and other captive peoples from other nations were brought by the Assyrians in to live and work those lands east of the Jordan river..



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