Introduction to faith based teaching of the 12 Tribes of Israel
Clifton Emahiser's Teaching Letter May 1998
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The story of Judah starts in Genesis 29:35 where it says: “And she (Leah) conceived again, and bare a son: and she said, Now will I praise the Lord: therefore she called his name Judah, and left bearing.”
Before we go very far, there is a side subject in this section of Scripture which we need to consider. Now I know that most of you who are reading this know this story well and for those who do not know it well, I will just have to go around you on this one, Sorry. We are aware that in verse 30 of this same chapter of the fact that Jacob loved Rachel more than Leah. Well this set up a contest of sorts to see which one of Jacob’s wives could bare him the most children. Of course Leah with the birth of Judah was way out in front of Rachel. It seems that Rachel had a conception problem and it wasn’t because Jacob wasn’t giving her her share of attention. It must have been known in those days that a problem with conception was because the wife did not relax during intercourse. It seems that Reuben came to Rachel’s aid in Genesis 30:14-15 which says:
“14 And Reuben went in the days of wheat harvest, and found mandrakes in the field, and brought them unto his mother Leah. Then Rachel said to Leah, Give me, I pray thee, of thy son’s mandrakes. 15 And she (Leah) said unto her, Is it a small matter that thou hast taken my husband? and wouldest thou take away my son’s mandrakes also? And Rachel said, Therefore he (Jacob) shall lie with thee to night for thy son’s mandrakes.”
We can tell by this that Rachel wanted quite badly the mandrakes that Reuben had found in the field. Now I don’t see Rachel giving up a night with Jacob unless she had something in mind with the mandrakes. Therefore let’s see for what mandrakes are used. Here is what the Nelson’s New Bible Dictionary has to say about mandrakes, page 1006
“Mandrake. A fruit-producing plant with dark green leaves and small bluish-purple flowers. The mandrake grew abundantly throughout Palestine and the Mediterranean region. The yellow fruit of the mandrake was small, sweet-tasting, and fragrant. It had narcotic qualities and may have been used medicinally. The fruit of the mandrake was also referred to as the ‘love apple.’ It was considered a love potion (Gen. 30:16).”
The alleged “abundance” is disputed by most others who claim it was rare, the variety being nearer the reason since it was avidly sought after, and treasured, e.g. Rachel’s purchase of it for a night with Jacob and Leah. The Interpreter’s Dict style=text-align: center; line-height: 15.1pt; ionary of the Bible, volume K-Q, pages 256-7 also indicates “The fruit ripens to a bright yellow in May, about the time of the wheat harvest.” (Gen. 30:14) I know that Genesis 30:22 says that Yahweh opened Rachel’s womb, but was it with the mandrakes that He did this? Scripture, being inspired by Yahweh, we must consider that every part of it is for a specific relevant, and important reason relative to the whole of the Scriptural message.
This whole question of the mandrakes brings up a lot of questions, but before we start asking these questions, there is another source which I would like to quote from. This source is: The Zondervan Pictorial Encyclopedia, volume 4, page 66:
“Mandrake. Mentioned 5 times in Genesis 30, and once in Song of Solomon 7:13. Mandrake is generally accepted to be the ‘love apple.’ The mandrake was obviously rare, and was supposed to have aphrodisiac properties. The old-fashioned name of the tomato (Solanum esculentum) was love apple. It is thought that the mandrake is Atropa mandragora, which is like the deadly nightshade, and therefore a member of the same family. This plant bears yellow fruits, somewhat smaller than the tomato, and has an ‘acquired’ pleasant taste. Because of its ‘sex’ reputation, it is called by Arabs ‘a devil’s apple.’ The description in Genesis of Rachel’s conversation with Leah certainly gives the impression that the mandrake was thought to be a love potion. Its near relation, Atropa belladonna, is, of course, the source of Atropine, an important medicinal drug. The Royal Horticultural Society’s dictionary names the plant Mandragora officinarum, and describes the fruit as a globose berry. It gives the alternative name as ‘devil’s apple.’ This plant has a large tap root; it produces leaves like a primrose, and blue or greenish-white flowers similar to those of the potato. The yellow plum-like fruits invariably lie in the middle of the rosette of leaves, rather like the eggs of some bird in a nest. There is little doubt that its amorous properties are pure superstition, but the plant is certainly found in Palestine. ...
“Its ‘amorous properties’ may be ‘pure superstition’, nevertheless the mandrake is a narcotic. The first question that I would like to ask is this: What did Reuben, a five and a half to six year old boy at the time, want with the mandrakes? Maybe he wanted to smell them or use them to play marbles with. I would rather think that Leah had been using them all along and that is why she was getting pregnant so often; and that she had instructed Reuben to bring them to her if he found any. She probably was out in the field about six weeks before the mandrakes were ripe and said to Reuben something like this: ‘Reuben, here is a plant that is known as mandrake — they are not ripe yet, but when you see the berries turn yellow, pick some and bring them to me like mother’s good little boy’.”
Please note verse 14 again as it definitely states that Reuben brought them to his mother. It is obvious from the Scripture that when Rachel saw Reuben bringing Leah the mandrakes, she immediately recognized how Leah was getting pregnant so often. This likely explains why Rachel was so willing to give up a night with Jacob in order to obtain the mandrakes from Reuben. Or is it possible that Leah, really loving her sister but not showing it outwardly, had instructed Reuben to pick the mandrakes so she could offer them to Rachel for her conception problem?
Well, probably, at this point, you are asking: What does all this have to do with Judah? — It has everything to do with Judah! Well, while we are on the subject of the mandrakes, let’s go back to the garden of Eden and the seduction of Eve. Is it possible that the serpent (Satan) offered Eve a narcotic mandrake or a narcotic potion made from the mandrake to intoxicate Eve so her normal instinct to resist sexual advances would be diminished while at the same time her normal sexual desires would be aroused? Let me explain, for a moment, what causes the sexual instinct in both men and women to be aroused and probably in all other creatures. In a study made in recent years, (I remember reading about it, but can’t remember where), it stated that the body makes small amounts of opium and during intercourse this opium is released to produce the pleasurable sensation one gets during this time. Actually there are opium receptors in the brain that receive this opium. You can see why, then, when someone takes a large amount of opium, there is such an over-sensation of ecstasy with a violent withdrawal. You might say that anyone who likes sex is an opium addict of sorts. Maybe Eve did partake of an apple, the “devils apple!”
While we are considering this “devil’s apple”, let’s consider another reference to the mandrake. What I have in mind is the comic strip series known as “Mandrake the Magician.” I am not sure if it is a person character by the name of “Mandrake” who is a “magician” or if it is a “magician” with a “mandrake.” This is a very unusual name for a comic strip series and I will tell you why. The word for “serpent” used in Genesis 3:1, 2, 4, 13, and 17 is 5175. When you go to the Strong’s Concordance it will tell you it is from 5172. When you check 5172 it means whisper, magic spell, generally to prognosticate, an idiom for certainly, an idiom for divine, an idiom for enchanter or one who uses enchantment, to learn by experience, idiom for indeed and diligently observe. In other words the “serpent” was a “magician.” Another form of magic is to hypnotize. Did the serpent of Genesis 3 have this power and did he use it on Eve? These are good questions for under hypnosis there is a powerful control by suggestion. As a matter of fact, people are mass hypnotized by television everyday — its called subliminal suggestion. This is the definition for subliminal: “below the threshold of consciousness or apprehension; specifically involving or using stimuli that become effective subconsciously by repetition.” I would say that any method of suggesting something to someone to their subconscious without the subject person’s conscious knowing about it would be a form of hypnotism. There are many many forms of hypnotism. Did the “serpent” (Satan) use a form of hypnotism on Eve? If we can just picture this master magician in our minds using a narcotic drug and hypnotism to overcome Eve’s resistance along with deceptive words, then we can begin to understand the mental and physical seduction of Eve. And, What does this have to do with Judah? It has everything to do with Judah!
Now let’s review Genesis 3:15 again for it is the main theme of Scripture. As a matter of fact, without an understanding of Genesis 3:15, it is impossible to understand the Bible and it is impossible to understand the monetary, political, religious and racial war that is going on today.
“And I will put enmity (hatred) between thee (Satan) and the woman, and between thy seed (offspring) and her seed (offspring); it (the woman’s offspring) shall bruise thy (Satan’s offspring’s head), and thou (Satan’s offspring) shall bruise his (the woman’s offspring’s) heel.”
Today this enmity (hatred) is evidenced by the “Jew’s” hatred for the true White Israel peoples inasmuch as they are doing everything they can to kill in wars, crossbreeding with the other races and whatever, while at the same time, there is a hatred among many true White Israelites aimed toward the "Jews” exactly as Genesis 3:15 prophesied. This enmity (hatred) is especially evident being directed by the "Jews" toward Germany, and likewise the German people in turn hating the "Jews." If you are not aware of it, the German people just happen to be of the tribe of Judah. This is what it has to do with Judah!!!!! Why, then, is there enmity in the "Jews" toward Germany? Its simple; Judah holds the SCEPTRE!!!!! THE JEWS WANT TO USURP THE SCEPTRE. Now you know what World Wars I and II were all about. “One Seed-liners” totally miss this important fact, and most other important facts of history as far as that goes! It should be mentioned here that the Irish and Scots are also of the tribe of Judah! Let's read Genesis 49:10:
“The sceptre shall not depart from Judah nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and to him shall the gathering of the people be.”
Now if there ever was a Scripture taken out of context, this is one of them! Most interpret this as meaning when “Christ” (Yahshua) came the first time. There could be no greater mistake than interpreting this passage in this manner! Let's check out the word “Shiloh”, Hebrew word #7886 in the Gesenius’ Hebrew-Chaldee Lexicon to the Old Testament, page 818:
(1) Tranquillity, rest; .... This power of the word seems to be that which it has in the much discussed passage, Gen. 49:10, “the scepter shall not depart from Judah .... until tranquillity shall come, and the peoples shall obey him (Judah). Then let him bind,” etc.; i.e. Judah shall not lay down the scepter of the ruler, until his enemies be subdued, and he shall rule over many people; an expectation belonging to the kingdom of the Messiah, who was to spring from the tribe of Judah. ....
(2) (“place of rest”), [Shiloh], pr. n. of a town of the Ephraimites, situated on the mountain to the north of Bethel, where the holy tabernacle was set for some time. ....
The implications here are: there will be no rest for Ephriam (the ten northern tribes which comprise White America and other related peoples today) until “Messiah” comes and the “enemy” is destroyed and His peaceful Kingdom is set up. This means that Judah will rule until Messiah comes the second time. Watch the Royal Line in England — because of race-mixing among the Royal Line, it can’t last much longer! This is something else “One Seed-liners” cannot understand because the Royal Line is polluted with “Cain's Satanic seed” and the Royal Line is of Judah! Now we know more about Judah. This passage has nothing to do with the first coming of Yahshua except He was of the House of David of the Line of Judah. He didn’t establish peace at His first coming, but He will the next time, but only after the enemy has been totally destroyed to the last man, woman and child (Malachi 4:1 ... “shall leave neither root nor branch.”) — and only the “Two Seed-liners” know who that enemy is!
JUDAH’S INTERCESSION FOR JOSEPH
The next time we find Judah is when he and his brothers were conspiring against Joseph to kill him. Actually both Reuben and Judah took action which prevented the murder of Joseph. Reuben suggested that they throw Joseph into a pit and let him starve to death. No doubt, Reuben was thinking that he would go back later and free Joseph from the pit. Judah made a really brilliant move at this point and started to show his superior quality for leadership and decision making. Judah knew the other brothers wouldn’t buy Reuben’s plan knowing Reuben would just go back and free Joseph. Judah’s plan was much superior to Reuben’s. Judah realized there was a very deep rift developing in the family and the only way to save Joseph’s life was to get him clear out of the country away from his brothers. Here is how Judah handled it, Genesis 37:26-27
“26 And Judah said unto his brethren, What profit is it if we slay our brother? 27 Come and let us sell him to the Ishmaelites, and let not our hand be upon him; for he is our brother andour flesh, and the brethren were content.”
Now if that wasn’t making the best of a bad situation, I don’t know what could be. Judah, though, not liking Joseph’s dreams, the coat of many colours and Joseph being a stool pigeon informing on his brothers, yet brought out the basic instinct of our people reminding his brothers that Joseph was “our brother and our flesh.” You can say whatever you want to about Judah, but you have to admit, when the chips were down, Judah had a very keen sense for leadership and understood what kind of action to take. It goes on to tell that they sold Joseph for twenty pieces of silver. Being that Benjamin was too young to be in on this conspiracy, at this time, that left 10 brothers to divide the money between. That would be two pieces of silver each. Do you ever wonder what they might have spent it on? Some might single Judah out for selling Joseph for twenty pieces of silver comparing him to Judas Iscariot and how he sold Yahshua for thirty pieces of silver, but there is no comparison here. This was a family matter and the ten brothers shared in it equally. There are some people who like to point a finger at Judah and call him a Jew — how absurd.
JUDAH’S STORY GETS COMPLEX
Now we come to the most complex part of Judah’s life. It is found in the 38th chapter of Genesis. Unless we understand this portion of Judah’s life, it confuses our outlook on the whole Bible. In fact, all of the details of this portion of Judah’s life are not found in our Catholic (Universal) canonized so-called “Bible”, so I will be quoting from some other sources. Let's read Genesis 38:1-26:
“1 And it came to pass at that time, that Judah went down from his brethren, and turned in to a certain Adullamite, whose name was Hirah. 2 And Judah saw there a daughter of a certain Canaanite, whose name was Shuah; and he took her, and went in unto her. 3 And she conceived and bare a son; and he called his name Er. 4 And she conceived again, and bare a son; and she called his name Onan. 5 And she yet again conceived, and bare a son; and called his name Shelah: and he was at Chezib, when she bare him. 6 And Judah took a wife for Er his firstborn, whose name was Tamar. 7 And Er, Judah’s firstborn, was wicked in the sight of the Lord; and the Lord slew him. 8 And Judah said unto Onan, Go in unto thy brother’s wife, and marry her, and raise up seed to thy brother. 9 And Onan knew that the seed should not be his; and it came to pass, when he went in unto his brother’s wife, that he spilled it on the ground, lest that/spanAddress style= he should give seed to his brother. 10 And the thing which he did displeased the Lord: wherefore he slew him also. 11 Then said Judah to Tamar his daughter in law, Remain a widow at thy father’s house, till Shelah my son be grown: for he said, Lest peradventure he die also, as his brethren did. And Tamar went and dwelt in her father’s house. 12 And in the process of time the daughter of Shuah Judah’s wife died; and Judah was comforted, and went up unto his sheepshearers to Timnath, he and his friend Hirah the Adullamite. 13 And it was told Tamar, saying, Behold thy father in law goeth up to Timnath to shear his sheep. 14 And she put her widow’s garments off from her, and covered her with a vail, and wrapped herself, and sat in an open place, which is by the way to Timnath; for she saw that Shelah was grown, and she was not given unto him to wife. 15 When Judah saw her, he thought her to bean harlot; because she had covered her face. 16 And he turned unto her by the way, and said, Go to, I pray thee, let me come in unto thee; (for he knew not that she was his daughter in law.) 17 And he said, I will send thee a kid from the flock. And she said, Wilt thou give me a pledge, till thou send it? 18 And he said, What pledge shall I give thee? And she said, Thy signet, and thy bracelets, and thy staff that is in thine hand. And he gave it her, and came in unto her, and she conceived by him. 19 And she arose, and went away, and laid by her vail from her, and put on the garments of her widowhood. 20 And Judah sent the kid by the hand of his friend the Adullamite, to receive his pledge from the woman’s hand: but he found her not. 21 Then he asked the men of the place, saying, Where is the harlot, that was openly by the way side? And they said, There was no harlot in this place. 22 And he returned to Judah and said, I cannot find her; and also the men of the place said, that there was no harlot in this place. 23 And Judah said, Let her take it to her, lest we be shamed: behold, I sent this kid, and thou hast not found her. 24 And it came to pass about three months after, that it was told Judah, saying, Tamar thy daughter in law hath played the harlot; and also, behold, she is with child by whoredom. And Judah said, Bring her forth, and let her be burnt. 25 When she was brought forth, she sent to her father in law, saying, By the man, whose these are, am I with child: and she said, Discern, I pray thee, whose are these, the signet, and bracelets and staff. 26 And Judah acknowledged them, and said, She hath been more righteous (lawful) than I; because that I gave her not to Shelah my son, And he knew her again no more.”
There is a lot more to this phase of Judah’s complex life and I will get into that with my next letter. I promise you, it will be different from anything you have ever heard before! Well, at this point, I must close with this “Teaching Letter.” I can send four pages front and back plus a list of materials which I will be handling for the minimum 32 cent postage rate. As I go along, there will be more items added to the list of materials. Be sure to contact me if you are not on my mailing list and you would like to receive this “Teaching Letter.” If you have any topics of interest along the lines that I am teaching, I would like your input. I am always interested in researching further into these things. So if you have any constructive comments, let me know. I may not be able to answer all of your letters, but I will take notice of your comments. After all, we are all in this thing together. We are in a war, and we better well know who is the enemy! This is no time to be sending false signals as are some!