Steven M. Collins’ Pretzel Factory #3
With this third paper, we continue our critical review of Steven M. Collins’ twisted view/s that the “JEWS ARE JUDAH” in his position paper on Internet web site http://www.israelite.info/Christian_Authors/Jews-are-Judahreasons.htm. Steven M. Collins’ mailing address is: P.O. Box 88735, Sioux Falls, SD 57109-1005. Collins is the author of a book entitled The Lost Tribes of Israel ... Found, which I would give only a mediocre rating. By the way, if you haven’t read my paper #’s1 & 2, you may not entirely comprehend this one.
The heading at the top of Collins’ “JEWS ARE JUDAH” paper reads: “Four Reasons The Jews Are ‘Judah’.” In my paper #1 it was necessary to show that Collins did not properly interpret Zephaniah 2:1-7 correctly, as it is not an end-day prophecy as he claims. I further illustrated how the present-day Israeli are an illegitimate, outlaw state inasmuch as it came back under British rule in 1917 when the times of the Gentiles (heathen) were fulfilled. Additionally, I showed how the “chosen vessel” Paul, at Romans 16:20 identified the Romans as the “seed of the woman” (being Israelites) of Genesis 3:15; and those being besieged by Titus at Jerusalem were pretending to be of Judah, but were rather the “seed of the serpent.”
In paper #2, I demonstrated how, at Jeremiah 19:11, Judah as a nation was like a smashed earthen vessel, never to be put back together again once broken in 70 A.D. under Titus. I continued then to show how Collins was interpreting Zechariah chapters 12 through 14 incorrectly. Hence, with my papers #’s 1 and 2, I invalidated Collins’ 1st and 2nd reasons of 4.
I will now quote from Collins on his third reason:
“REASON 3: FULFILLMENT OF GENESIS 49’S PROPHECY”
“Genesis 49 contains prophecies about the identities and roles of each of the tribes of Israel in the latter days. The prophecies about the tribes of the house of Israel (the northern ten tribes) are extensively discussed in chapter 11 of my book (The ‘Lost’ Ten Tribes of Israel ... Found!), but little was said about Judah as ‘Judah’ was not the subject of that book. If this was an oversight, it will now be remedied. Genesis 49:8-12 states:
“Judah, thou art he whom thy brethren shall praise: thy hand shall be in the neck of thine enemies; thy father’s children shall bow down before thee.”
“Judah is a lion’s whelp: from the prey, my son, thou art gone up: he stooped down, he couched as a lion; and as an old lion; who shall rouse him up?”
We need to stop Collins right here, as there has never been a Cain-Canaanite-Edomite-Jew who has ever been in the king line of Judah nor the House of David! When the Edomite-Jew Herod came to power, some of the following began to happen in Judaea. Eusebius speaks of this in his The Church History 1:6, and my translation is by Paul L. Maier, pages 34-35:
“When the line of Jewish rulers ceased, the orderly succession of high priests from generation to generation fell into instant confusion. The reliable Josephus reports that Herod, once made king by the Romans, no longer appointed high priests of the ancient line but obscure sorts instead, a practice followed by his son Archelaus and the Roman governors after him when they took over the government of the Jews. The same writer reports that Herod was the first to lock up the sacred vestment of the high priest and keep it under his own seal rather than priestly control, as did his successor Archelaus and the Romans after him.”
Not only this, but once Herod took power he attempted to destroy all of Israel’s genealogical records, ibid. 1:7, page 37:
“... So Herod, with no Israelite ancestry and pained by his base origins, burned the genealogical records, thinking he would appear of noble birth if no one were able to trace his bloodline from public documents. A few, however, carefully kept private records of their own, either remembering the names or finding them in copies, and took pride in preserving the memory of their aristocratic birth ...”
We must remember that after Hezekiah there were no kings of the House of David in Judaea until the final fall of Jerusalem in 70 A.D., and that was the prophetic end of the “broken bottle” nation, never to arise again! It should be noted that even the Edomite Herod was “king” in “title” only over Galilee under the Romans but hardly of he House of David. If there were ever a Canaanite variety of Jew a king after Hezekiah, let Collins name him/them.
At this point Collins points out some of the basic Scripture which pertains to Judah and the House of David and applies it to the modern Cain-Canaanite-Edomite-Jews:
“‘The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.’”
“‘Binding his foal unto the vine, and his ass’s colt unto the choice vine; he washed his garments in wine, and his clothes in the blood of grapes: his eyes shall be red with wine and his teeth white with milk.’”
“This prophecy reveals much information about modern Judah. To begin with, there is a seeming paradox in this prophecy: Judah is referred to as both a ‘lion’s whelp’ and ‘as an old lion.’ However, this actually fits the modern Jews/Israelis very well. The term ‘lion’s whelp’ (a young cub) predicts Judah will be a young (or recently born) nation in the latter days: a fitting description of the young Israeli nation which was founded in 1948. This prophecy is very consistent with Zephaniah 2, which prophesied Judah would found a nation in Palestine just prior to ‘the day of the Lord.’ Yet, the Jews are also a people with a continuous history traceable for over three millennia, and they also had a nation in Palestine in ancient times (i.e. ‘as an old lion’). The Jews/Israelis fulfill this prophecy as they are a very young nation which was founded by a people with an ancient tradition and heritage.”
This is a damnable lie right out of the pits of Hell! Today’s “Jews” are not Israelites nor are they of Judah, nor are they of the House of David! This is out-and-out blasphemy of the most iniquitous kind! Collins has sunk to the lowest depths of degradation! Judas Iscariot himself couldn’t sink any lower! Collins goes on:
“Genesis 49:8-9 states Judah’s ‘hand shall be in the neck of thy enemies,’ and refers to Judah ‘as a lion going up from the prey.’ This prophecy foretells that Judah will be an aggressive nation and victorious in warfare during the latter days, conquering its enemies like a lion brings down its prey. This has been amply fulfilled by Israeli victories in its wars, and this prophecy meshes perfectly with Zechariah 12:6’s prophecy which states Judah would ‘devour’ her enemies in the latter days. Not only have the Israelis been successful in warfare, they have leaped out at their enemies even as a lion leaps and stretches out toward its intended prey. The Israelis do not ‘run and hide’ like a prey animal; they attack like a predator. They leaped out to attack their enemies in the 1976 raid on Entebbe, Uganda, and in their destruction of an Iraqi nuclear reactor in 1981 via a bold air strike.”
Again I would remind the reader that the intertestament nation of Judah is the “broken bottle” nation to be smashed into bits never to be put back together again. That nation is history! Either Jeremiah is a liar or Collins is a liar; and I believe Jeremiah. Collins goes on:
“Surprisingly, after predicting military prowess for Judah, Genesis 49 next prophesies agricultural success for latter-day Judah. Notice the agricultural words printed in bold type in the above prophecy. Verses 11-12 predict Judah’s agricultural success in the latter days, and the Israelis have truly ‘made the desert bloom’ by applying advanced Western technology in an inherently dry climate. Confirming this fact, the Encyclopedia Americana notes that ‘of the goods exported [by Israel] in the mid-1980’s about one-third were agricultural...’  Genesis 49:11-12 parallels Zephaniah 2:6’s prophecy, further illustrating the consistency of the Bible’s prophecies about Judah in the latter days.”
“Genesis 49:1 also prophesies: ‘Judah, thou art he whom thy brethren shall praise.’ This has been fulfilled in the fact that modern Christendom widely regards the Jews as ‘the chosen people.’ Ironically, many of the Christians who regard the Jews as ‘the chosen people’ are themselves Israelites (members of the ten tribes of Israel). Indeed, Christians have labeled the Jews as ‘the chosen people’ even though the Jews have clearly inherited none of the birthright blessings promised to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob! It is the descendants of Ephraim and Manasseh (the British and Americans) who inherited the birthright promises of population growth, national wealth, empires, and control of strategic geographical ‘gates.’ These facts are documented in my book: The ‘Lost’ Ten Tribes of Israel ... Found!, and need not be repeated here. Why have the other tribes acknowledged Judah’s Israelite heritage even though they have lost sight of their own? Because the Jews have preserved identifiably biblical customs such as the Sabbath, the holydays of Leviticus 23, and a diet avoiding ‘unclean’ meats such as pork and shellfish. If the descendants of the ten tribes had also retained these biblical customs throughout history, their Israelite heritage would never have become obscured.”
“It is further prophesied in Genesis 49:8 that: ‘thy father’s children [the other tribes of Israel] shall bow down to thee.’ This is explained in verse 10, which states: ‘the scepter [a symbol of kings] shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come: and unto him shall the gathering [hope, expectation] of the people be.”
“Beginning with the dynasty founded by Kings David and Solomon, there have always been Israelites of the various tribes ruled by monarchs descended from David and Solomon. This is examined more in the next section (and at length in my book), but the fact that the hereditary ruling houses of Europe can be traced to Davidic kings who once ruled over Scythian kingdoms and the widespread Parthian Empire of the ten tribes [in Asia] fulfills the prophecy of Genesis 49:3 and 10. The ancestry of the kings of England can be continuously traced to the ancient kings of Judah via the royal houses of Ireland and Scotland , and the seed of David was spread throughout the royal houses of Europe by frequent intermarriages among Europe's royalty.”
“Genesis 49:10 also prophesies that Judah will have kings ruling over the other tribes of Israel ‘until Shiloh come.’ This is a Messianic prophecy which predicts that David’s bloodline will be present in the royal houses of the Israelite nations until the coming of the Messiah (Yeshua [sic.] the Anointed One or Jesus Christ). Even though Europe’s remaining royalty now have largely ceremonial roles, the prophecy has still been fulfilled. And, finally, it is the coming of the Messiah toward which the ‘hope’ or ‘expectation’ of both Christians and Jews is directed.”
“We see that the modern Jews and Israelis have fulfilled Genesis 49’s prophecy about Judah in the latter days (in fact, no other people on earth do so). All prophecies about Judah in the latter days point to and are fulfilled by modern Jews/Israelis. Secular evidence supporting this identification follows in the next section.”
You will notice that Collins spells our Redeemer’s name “Yeshua” rather than Yahshua. This should wave a red flag at us and tell us a big story, as the Canaanite variety of “Jews” today spell it Y-e-s-h-u-a, those that say they are of Judah but do lie (Revelation 2:9 and 3:9). It appears that Collins leaves us with a slimy trail to follow. If one didn’t know where Collins was coming from before, he surely should know now!
Not only this, but Collins is entirely incorrect about Zechariah 12:6 being a prophecy of our day. Let’s read it first to see what is says:
“In that day will I make the governors of Judah like an hearth of fire among the wood, and like a torch of fire in a sheaf; and they shall devour all the people round about, on the right hand and on the left: and Jerusalem shall be inhabited again in her own place, even in Jerusalem.”
To show you how inaccurate Collins is, we get the following from A Commentary On The Holy Bible by Matthew Poole, volume 2, page 1013:
“The governors: see ver. 5. Like a hearth of fire; a hearth on which fire is thoroughly kindled. Among the wood; the more is laid on, the more is consumed and burnt up: so the enemies of Judah and Jerusalem shall be, their multitudes shall no more save themselves than much wood cast on a great fire in the hearth can preserve itself. Like a torch of fire in a sheaf; which immediately sets the whole sheaf on fire, and it is consumed. They shall devour, &c.; the governors of Judah with their handful of men shall thus surely and speedily consume their enemies which set upon them. Jerusalem shall be inhabited again; as indeed it was, and continued so till Christ’s death, and forty years after; for of these times doth the prophet speak, and not of times still to come. In her own place; not built as Nineveh, Tyre, Babylon, or Rome, in some place near to the old cities of that name, but in the very same place where old Jerusalem did, shall re-edified Jerusalem again stand. Even in Jerusalem; so you shall find Jerusalem in Jerusalem; or thus, spiritual Jerusalem shall be that Jerusalem in which you ought to look, and where you shall find the old typical Jerusalem, which though it lie waste, and I fear must never be built, yet is in more ample manner built up in the church [ekklesia], spiritual Jerusalem.” [Emphasis mine]
Let’s repeat the main part of this reference again: “Jerusalem shall be inhabited again; as indeed it was, and continued so till Christ’s death, and forty years after; for of these times doth the prophet speak, and not of times still to come ... Jerusalem, which though it lie waste, and I fear must never be built ...”
Therefore Zechariah 12:6 has nothing to do with the “Jews” returning to Jerusalem in 1948! Most of them never came from Jerusalem in the first place, though both the Sephardic and Ashkenazi have Hittite blood.
To show you this, I will now quote from the Concise Bible Commentary by W. K. Lowther Clarke, page 24. This article is not perfect in all respects, but will serve to show the Canaanite variety of “Jew” we are familiar with today has very outstanding Hittite features:
“Hittites.– A people which by 1600 formed a powerful State centred in eastern Asia Minor. Representations on the monuments show them to have been of a strongly ‘Armenoid’ type; the Jew of today resembles the ancient Hittites more than the pure Semites (Arabs). Khatti, as the Hittite kingdom was called, penetrated as far as Babylon c. 1550; also into N. Syria. In 1370 it conquered Mitanni, the N. Mesopotamian kingdom, and for a long period faced the Egyptian empire in central and southern Syria. In the 14th and 13th centuries Khatti probably profited by the weakness of Egypt and pushed into Palestine. About 1200 the Hittite empire collapsed before the attacks of invaders from the north, though Hittite States seem to have continued in the Carchemish district. Hittites occur regularly among the lists of nations to be driven out from Palestine ... Also we may suppose that pockets of genuine Hittites created by the great expansion of their empire remained where they were when it collapsed and were eventually absorbed into the population of Syria and Palestine. Cp. Ezek. 16:3 ‘thy mother was an Hittite’ (of Jerusalem). It is permissible to hold that the sturdy Anatolian stock from Asia Minor contributed to the formation of the tenacious Jewish race.”
While informative, surely the Arabs are not “pure Semites” by any stretch of the imagination. Also, the term “Armenoid type” may be a misnomer in want of a better term. Inasmuch as Esau married Hittite wives he brought Hittite blood into the Sephardim Jew.
The bottom line is: Collins is claiming the good figs of Judah are the same as the Hittites. The blasphemy of that is to suggest that even our Messiah is a Hittite! Rather than defending the Edomites, Collins should say with David at Psalm 137:9: “Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the stones.” If one will check carefully, the entire reference here reads: “Remember, O Yahweh, the children of Edom in the day of Jerusalem; who said, Rase it, rase it, even to the foundation thereof. O daughter of Babylon, who art to be destroyed; happy shall he be, that rewardeth thee as thou hast served us. Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy [Edom’s and Babylon’s] little ones against the stones.”
How can Collins reconcile that the Cain-Canaanite-Edomite(Hittite)-Jews are the same people as the true genetic pureblooded members of the Tribe of Judah?!
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