I had been aware of certain things going on that were fairly new practices by the Jews during the time of Yeshua. One new thing was them instead of using the “house of the father” as a pedigree (Nu 1:18) This the command:
Numbers 1:1-2 (KJV) And the LORD spake unto Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, in the tabernacle of the congregation, on the first day of the second month, in the second year after they were come out of the land of Egypt, saying, Take ye the sum of all the congregation of the children of Israel, after their families, by the house of their fathers, with the number of their names, every male by their polls;
They switched and starting using the house of the mother to determine if they were of the house of Israel or not.
They also did not recognize the Samaritans being bloodlines of Joseph I did write some about. They actually were the first He taught and stayed 2 days with. It makes sense knowing end time type prophecies re stick Judah and Joseph.
Failing to remember even what God’s response of a non Israelite wife which Moses had and God got pissed. (Nu 12:1-9) Miriam made leprous even. If any man was greater than Aaron it was in fact Moses whom God spoke face to face with and made King.(Nu 12:7) They also tend to forget that God wanted to destroy them all and start again with Moses. Moses pleaded for the people. So how important was Aaron, you know the one that permitted and built the golden calf?? So what was it that made God change toward that tribe..the fact that the tribe then did stand for Moses on the side of God. Ex 32:26
After captivity..many historians say this was Judah because Jerusalem fell…into the hands of Babylon. God certainly called out many tribes by name if it was a particular tribe. He did not do this. One thing for myself anyway is the fact that God told you out of His mouth that the pens of the scribes lie (in vain) Jeremiah 8:8 (KJV) How do ye say, We are wise, and the law of the LORD is with us? Lo, certainly in vain made he it; the pen of the scribes is in vain.
History is no different, it is written by men, so you do have to be careful. You should go out of the mouth of God. Scribes feared changing God’s words more than changing man’s words. So you look at God in His sayings of past..He didn’t have problems pointing out individual tribes, verses speaking to Israel. Verses 1 thru 3 are out of the mouth of man…starting then at 4 it is God.
Jeremiah 29:4-7 (KJV) Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, unto all that are carried away captives, whom I have caused to be carried away from Jerusalem unto Babylon; Build ye houses, and dwell in them; and plant gardens, and eat the fruit of them; Take ye wives, and beget sons and daughters; and take wives for your sons, and give your daughters to husbands, that they may bear sons and daughters; that ye may be increased there, and not diminished. And seek the peace of the city whither I have caused you to be carried away captives, and pray unto the LORD for it: for in the peace thereof shall ye have peace.
God told them to mingle and give daughters and take wives. The Jews did not like this so changed laws of God to mans law of now using the woman. God wants them to multiply..man wants them to be small. So this picture is totally different than what God wanted. He didn’t say the woman would no longer be Israel either… He said give them. So what was God even thinking?? Behold I just doubled your size??? If God would make a stranger or sojourner part and give them a tribe even..what problem would someone have with bloodlines of them??? Who is in charge??? God or man?
The way man does things, I am not surprised that records show very few in the world of the house of Israel. Maybe man can number sand and stars. Well it didn’t surprise me that I saw statistic’s a ways back that only about half the so called Jews don’t really believe in God.