Ephraim By Seal Date

Using the Joseph seal date, the lost tribe of Ephraim can be identified as the modern UK. This is complex, as this article explains, because the date also involves the modern USA.

Seal Date Identification

The general strategy for the seal dates is to find a series of dates in the tribal order of Revelation 7. Those dates are 12,000 days apart. At or near each date a document is found that identifies a lost tribe.

In this case the date is for the tribe of Joseph. The problem here is that Joseph was NOT a landed tribe when the tribes crossed the Jordan. Joseph was the double portion holder. Jacob, when he met Joseph's sons adopted those sons into his own family.

The following is the passage:

5"Now then, your two sons born to you in Egypt before I came to you here will be reckoned as mine; Ephraim and Manasseh will be mine, just as Reuben and Simeon are mine. 6Any children born to you after them will be yours; in the territory they inherit they will be reckoned under the names of their brothers. Genesis 48:5-7 (Genesis 48:5-6 NIV)

Jacob is hiking these 2 sons, Ephraim and Manasseh, into his own inheritance. There are many reasons for this, in part the problem of Joseph's foreign wife mess with issues of inheritance. By adopting these sons as his own no one can later object that they are not part of the family. There can be no objection that they are foreign sons. This is a problem in Ezra's era when foreign wives and their sons must be ejected from the community. Jacob understood what could happen.

This also throws off the normal counts of patriarchs. There were 12 sons of Jacob. Now he has 2 more adopted sons. So the total number of possible tribal names is 14. Whenever a list of tribal names is given usually only 12 are explicitly given. Some sort of folding is always going on.

Sometimes these 2 sons are named tribes. Sometimes they are named as a pair. When that happens the name Joseph will be used.

In the seal date list of Revelation 7 there are 12 names given. But, because there are 14 tribal names, the Revelation list must be handling 2 names in some odd way.

That handling involves using the tribe of Dan as the zero point for the timeline. We found the date and tribe as expected 12,000 days ahead of the first named tribe. So far so good.

At the Joseph seal date, so here, the other extra tribal name is handled by doubling up Joseph's sons with a reference to Joseph alone. Here is the date, but it is a date for Joseph, NOT the 2 landed tribes that are his sons and Jacob's adopted sons.

Joseph's Seal Date
Wed12932-01-23 AA12 Mar 1941 NS27 Feb 2694 AUC4717223 AAN
3432-01-23 FE27 Feb 1940 OS27 Feb 1941 AD2430066 JDN

The Challenge

Joseph was not a landed tribe. His two sons each held separate covenantal promises. How could Joseph sign a document?

If the two houses of Joseph, his sons, Ephraim and Manasseh signed a document or treaty between themselves.

Because Manasseh is already in the list, Manasseh is being named 2 times. This is consistent with the double portion of Jacob landing on this son, this tribe, alone. We already know Manasseh as the USA.

When we scan the world for a treaty at or near this date we find the Lend Lease Treaty signed between the United States and United Kingdom on 11 March 1941.

This is doubling up the USA, as we would expect, and it is identifying the UK as the lost tribe of Ephraim. This was Manasseh's brother.

Lend Lease

This date is when the United States Congress passed legislation, known as the "Lend-Lease" treaty that allowed the United States to fund the United Kingdom, and every other combatant against Nazi Germany, through World War II.

The structure of this treaty is very important to the story. The United Kingdom had been spending national assets in order to buy weapons, food and fuel in her national defense against Nazi Germany. In the fall of 1940 United States President Roosevelt had lent the UK a group of destroyers. It was clear to leaders on both sides of the Atlantic that further aid would be needed. The Americans had to enter the war, at least financially. But how?

Congress had debated this issue throughout the winter. The United States had a National Debt of the time of a staggering $65,000,000,000. This was the result of deficit spending during the depression of the 1930s. The government just couldn't fund a World War with Germany out of her current accounts. The solution was to "Lend and Lease" money and other assets to the United Kingdom with the intent to get that money back after the war.

On the expected date the United States Congress passed the Lend-Lease Legislation. It was rushed from Capital hill to the White House at 3:40 PM where Roosevelt signed it 10 minutes later.

He used 6 pens as mementos for the Senators who had help get the legislation through congress. It had passed 317 to 71 with the great majority of congress agreeing with the need, but disagreeing over the mechanisms.

Roosevelt immediately, that afternoon, sent Congress a request for $7,000,000,000. This was 1/3 of the total amount of money used to fight World War I and was a stunning amount of money for the time. This was $57 for each man, woman and child in the United States.

Settling Up

At the end of the War Lend-Lease accounts were settled up. The effect of this legislation was similar to an all-you-can-eat meal at a restaurant. Nations that signed up for support essentially pledged their national assets to the United States in return for as much supplies as were needed to defeat Nazi Germany.

Each nation in turn helped win the war, but when it was over they had given up fixed assets, like Gold Bars, Naval facilities, even sailing ships in return for consumables, notably weapons, fuel and food. The United States retained those fixed assets after the war.

To prevent a relapse of the situation in Germany at the end of World War I where war reparations had contributed to the rise of Nazism, accounts were settled up soon after the war.

Joseph's Story

It is no surprise that this date should be called "Joseph's Seal Date" as the story of the Lend-Lease treaty between the United Kingdom and the United States is essentially the same story as Joseph's story in Egypt.

When Joseph eventually became Prime Minister of ancient Egypt he instigated a plan that worked about the same way. In Joseph's time the 7 year famine (World War II lasted nearly exactly 7 years) was met with food from Joseph's store houses. Everyone in Egypt, as well as the rest of the known world, received grain from the government of Pharaoh. It was this search for food that had brought Joseph's own family down to Egypt for help.

Like the modern United States, Joseph did not just give out handouts. Joseph sold the food he had collected at a steep price. That process eventually enslaved all of Egypt to Pharaoh and his government.

When World War II was over many of the remaining capital assets of the world had been transferred to the United States and this triggered the start of the period when the United States was the dominant economic player in the world. Some have said the reason for this was the way Europe remained in Europe. This story suggests otherwise. The United States was now "banker" to the world. Even today the United States retains economic clout because her banking system supplies money to the world. Money collected because of Lend-Lease.

Identifying the Tribes

Joseph's Seal Date identifies the United States and the United Kingdom as the two nations that make up the ancient tribe of Joseph. There were two national promises to Joseph's sons that sprung from God's promises to Abraham. The following table reviews:

Generation 4 Generation 5 Promise
...become a people, become great.(Gen 48:19)
...greater, and a group of nations.(Gen 48:19)

By inspection it should be relatively obvious from the previous table that the single great nation promise to the tribe of Manasseh is today the modern nation of the United States of America. The community or company of nations is the United Kingdom, or British Commonwealth. These are the two parties that signed the treaty that allowed the United States to fund the war against Nazi Germany. These are the two nations that make up the tribe of Joseph.


There are several interesting components to this structure that are important to note. Manasseh is the son who inherits the double portion birthright promise all the way from Abraham. This double portion aspect of Manasseh is being used on this date too, since Manasseh is in effect party to 2 of the seal dates.

Most of the rest of the tribes also carry their own native tongues. In this case Joseph, the English speaking world, breaks into 2 tribes with the same language, which is another interesting feature.

Note also that both tribes have essentially the same base of component "states."

In the case of the United States those 50 are not international sovereign governments, but local state governments. While in the case of Ephraim they are about 54 parliaments spread through the British Commonwealth.

So this seal date uniquely identifies the United Kingdom as the lost tribe of Ephraim. It also confirms the identification of the United States as the lost tribe of Manasseh.