Belgium: The ‘Lost’ Tribe of Asher?

Could the Belgians be descendants of this ancient Israelite tribe?
Depiction of the 1830 Belgian Revolution. Partly inspired by the earlier July Revolution in France, Belgium erupted riots and a particularly bloody battle took place in Brussels, in protest against the “despotic” rule of Dutch King William I. Following a conference of the major European powers, a declaration of independence was signed in early October. Gustaf Wappers, “Episode of the September Days 1830 (on the Grand Place of Brussels),” 1835
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The identity of the “Lost 10 Tribes” of Israel has intrigued people for millennia. While the identity of the Jews—those of the southern Kingdom of Judah—remains known, what about those 10 tribes of the northern Kingdom of Israel, conquered and deported long before by the Assyrian Empire? Genesis 49 contains detailed prophecies for each these tribes, identifying their national characteristics “in the last days” (verse 1). So they must be on the scene, somewhere.

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In his seminal work The United States and Britain in Prophecy, Herbert W. Armstrong established that the United States and British Commonwealth represent the tribes of Manasseh and Ephraim, respectively—one tribe prophesied to become a great nation,and the other, a company, or commonwealth, of nations. While his book focused primarily on those two birthright tribes, Mr. Armstrong identified the nations of Belgium and Luxembourg as descendants of these ancient Israelites.

On today’s program, host Christopher Eames examines the evidence for identifying modern-day Belgium and Luxembourg with the tribe of Asher.

Show Notes:

Book: The United States and Britain in Prophecy

Article: Luxembourg—Vassal State of Europe’s Dominant Power

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