Judah By Signs
This article explores how to identify the Lost Tribe of Judah using signs. The first is by understanding Roman history. The second is by looking at Jacob's blessings over Judah.
The city of Rome was founded at roughly the same time as the Assyrian Invasion of ancient Israel. An excellent case can be made that the 304 day/year original Roman calendar was the calendar of the Northern Kingdom, being exactly 10/12ths of the average year length of the calendar used to write the Bible.
Rome was likely settled by refugees fleeing across the Mediterranean by boat from ancient Israel. They carried their calender, and they carried the legend of Rome being founded by Romulus and Remus. The legend of those brothers is likely a cultural memory of the 2 primary brothers that ruled ancient Israel, Joseph and Judah.
After the Civil War at Solomon's death, Joseph ruled the northern kingdom, while Judah ruled the southern kingdom. Judah had retained the original joint capital at Jerusalem. They were both hauled away by the Assyrians.
The Roman world itself is pictured in dream of a statue given to Nebuchadnezzar, himself a king over Israelite refugees. That dream is showing the flow of the Israelite kingdom down through history, including several intermediate kingdoms. The split in the Roman world is seen as the 2 legs of that statue.
The Roman world split in the time of Constantine, with the eastern capital first moving to Constantinople, but later moving north to Kiev and eventually to Moscow. The church world also split, with the western side becoming what today is called Roman Catholic, while the eastern side became Orthodox. For our purposes here specifically Russian Orthodox.
Because I'm telling this story in time order, I have not yet fully explored the tribe of Joseph. When Rome itself collapsed, there was a western remnant that survived in London where Joseph would eventually grow and found its capital. Joseph became the entire English Speaking world.
The eastern remnant of Rome was in Constantinople. This was is where Russian Orthodoxy traces its roots.
The best sign based identification of Russia, for at least English speaking westerners, is as the Nemesis of the Lost Tribe of Joseph. That nemesis was and always has been Judah.
The entire modern split of the world into east and west is thus the same split caused by the civil war after Solomon's death.
The same old north-south tribal split that takes up so much text in the Bible plays out now between east and west.
Jacob's pronouncement over Judah:
8"Judah, your brothers will praise you; your hand will be on the neck of your enemies; your father's sons will bow down to you. 9You are a lion's cub, O Judah; you return from the prey, my son. Like a lion he crouches and lies down, like a lioness -- who dares to rouse him? 10The scepter will not depart from Judah, nor the ruler's staff from between his feet, until he comes to whom it belongs and the obedience of the nations is his. 11He will tether his donkey to a vine, his colt to the choicest branch; he will wash his garments in wine, his robes in the blood of grapes. 12His eyes will be darker than wine, his teeth whiter than milk. (Genesis 49:8-12 NIV)
8¶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. 9Judah 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? 10The sceptre 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. 11Binding 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: 12His eyes shall be red with wine, and his teeth white with milk. (Genesis 49:8-12 KJV)
8Judah, your brothers will praise you. Your hand will be on the neck of your enemies. The children of your father will bow down before you.
9Judah is a whelp of a lion. From the prey my son you are gone up. He stooped down. He crouched as a lion. As a young lion who will rouse him up?
10The scepter will not depart from Judah nor a lawgiver from between his feet until the coming of the one to whom the scepter belongs, to whom the peoples will look forward. 11He will tie up his foal to the vine and his son of a donkey to a branch. He will bleach his garments with wine and his robe with the juices of the grape. 12His eyes will be radiant with wine and his teeth white with milk. (Genesis 49:8-12 BRB)
This blessing is often linked by Christians to Jesus, as New Testament genealogies suggest Jesus was descended from David, himself from the tribe of Judah. This blessing appears to go deeper, and has fulfilled in at least 2 key ways in the modern era.
The first is the general nature of the Russian empire, formed by military conquest of lands surrounding Russia. The kingdom implied in Jacob's blessing.
The second, and perhaps more interesting application, is the United Nations. The general structure of the United Nations follows the structure of Soviet governments. To reflect that pattern, the general iconography of the United Nations also follows traditional Soviet types and patterns.
This is no accident, the United Nations is the government that if Jesus came back today he would take the reigns of... It is Judah's government, the one being prepared for Jesus to take control of.
As I reviewed this material, I also find it interesting that the Russian attitude towards international relations is far more sane than anything that has come out of western leaders since at least 2001.
Jacob's blessing deals with the right to rule, and the Communist history of the Russian peoples has given them an attitude missing in the west.
Judah was the prominent son of Leah. Depending on English translation word choices, Leah may have had bad eyes. That seems to be reflective of an inability to see what God is doing. There is a history of religious persecution across Russia and that history appears to be hinted at in the way Judah could not correctly handle Tamar.
Tamar is also interesting, as the name is associated in scripture with the richly ornamented robe and the story in Genesis of Judah's dealing with Tamar is a prophetic story of Russia dealing with the English speaking west. In general Judah wants to stone and burn Tamar, but eventually relents.
This most likely expresses itself as the cold war, with headlines including the Cuban Missile Crisis. Eventually the Russians relented in that episode.
Of course the West would do the reverse against Russia. Which is a different story.
In order to understand Judah better we turn now to Christianity coming to Russia.