The Lost Israelites were the First Buddhists – Part Three
It was in the 5th year of young King Jehoiachin, about the year of 605 BCE that Ezekiel, a young Judean, the son of a Jewish Kohen, Buzi, had just arrived in the land of the Chaldeans. He came as part of the exiles from the Southern Kingdom of Judah in the Land of Israel as part of the crème of the Jewish elite and intellectuals. These included also Prince Daniel, a descendant of King Hezekiah and also the three worthies, Hanani-yah, Misha-el and Azari-yah who became noble ministers of state in Nebuchadnezzar’s mighty kingdom.
There by the River Chebar, the Prophet Ezekiel was taken into vision, and there he beheld a most magnificent scene as the Divine Veil opened up in the heavens and there before him was the heavenly Merkabah, the divine chariot that carried the throne of the G-d of Israel.
Ezekiel was surrounded with a stormy wind coming down from the north, and with it was a great cloud with flashing fire and a brilliance of unsurpassed beauty. The divine Chariot carried by four Chasmai, the four-winged angels that bore the heavenly “Merkabah” of the Divine came to rest nearby.
Here before the future Prophet Ezekiel was an amazing vision of the other dimensional world that penetrated the inter-dimensional veil as it came from the 7th dimension to our 3-dimensional world. Stunned and shaken with fright of what he was beholding, the young Cohen Ezekiel beheld the wondrous flying Merkabah, the flying chariot throne of G-d.
Then and only after then the Prophet Ezekiel was given a dramatic encounter with the spiritual world on the other side of the divine veil as the G-d of Israel spoke directly to Ezekiel as the young prophet’s sensory system was taken possession by the Power of the Almighty One of Israel.
Ezekiel 2:1-10 – “Then He said to me, ‘Son of Man, stand up on your feet and I will speak to you.’ A spirit entered into me as He spoke to me and it stood me on my feet, and I heard that which was spoken to me. He said to me, ‘Son of Man, I send you to the Children of Israel, the rebellious nations (plural) that have rebelled against me; they and their fathers have defiantly sinned against Me to this very day: and the children are brazen-faced and hard hearted – I send you to them, and you shall say to them, ‘Thus said the L-rd HaShem Elohim.
Now they, whether they will heed, whether they will refrain – for a rebellious house are they – they will know that a prophet has been among them…but you Son of Man, fear not them and fear not their words, though they are thorns and thistles to you, and among scorpions do you dwell, fear not their words and be not intimidated before them, though they are a rebellious house. …And you, Son of Man, heed that which I speak to you; be not rebellious like the rebellious house.
Open your mouth and eat that which I give you.’ Then I saw, and behold a hand was outstretched to me; and behold in it was a scroll of parchment. He spread it out before me; it was inscribed within and without and in it was inscribed lamentations, moaning and woe. Then he said to me, “Son of Man that which you find, eat; eat this scroll then go speak to the House of Israel!”
One of Ireland’s famous antiquarians and students of the Lost Ten Tribes of the House of Israel, the late Isabel Hill Elder of Northern Ireland, picked up this theme several decades ago and wrote about a special mission by Buzi the Kohen and his five disciples. Apparently along with his son, the Prophet Ezekiel who now was impelled by the command of the G-d of Israel to become an emissary of the Divine was now in headed into a special divine mission by the command of El Shaddai, to the Lost Ten Tribes of the House of Israel towards the east near the Caspian Sea and beyond in Tibet, Nepal and Northern India.
In an article, titled, “Buddha the Israelite” we are introduced to an amazing sequel that came no doubt from the Vision of HaShem’s Chariot of a mission they were now impelled to accomplish under the mandate of the Divine. This gives us some fascinating insight as to what happened after Ezekiel’s heavenly encounter with the Divine One of Israel by the River Chebar as he beheld the heavenly Merkabah landing right in front of him:
Isabel Hill Elder – “‘Buzi, the Aaronite, with the prophetic eye’, saw disaster rapidly approaching for the unfaithful House of Judah, and a like punishment to that which had overtaken the House of Israel one hundred years earlier, when the King of Assyria had carried them captive in the reign of Hoshea and placed them in “the cities of the Medes” (II Kings XVII). During a revolt in Assyria the Israelite captives made their escape and, for the most part, turned south-east to the shores of the Caspian Sea.
These tidings having reached Buzi his missionary spirit was aroused to go forth to these escaped captives, his kinsfolk. Taking with him five disciples, probably trained in the schools of the prophets, Buzi came to these outcast Israelites with a message of hope and forgiveness; he would make a supreme effort to turn them from idolatry to the worship of the one true God.
As he journeyed towards their camping places his name Buzi became Buddha; this change is easily understood when we realize that in the Semitic languages the "Z" and "D" sounds are related, e.g., in Hebrew Zahab and Dahab both mean "gold" and so Buddha would be a natural alternative for Buzi. It is then as Buddha that we first hear of Buzi, the father of Ezekiel, between Media and the Caspian Sea and his followers as Budii.
It was from the region of Media that the "wise men" came to Bethlehem at the time of the birth of our Lord (Budh, in some oriental languages meaning “wise") who were probably descendants of some of these Israelites who had been taught by “Buzi the Wise.” These escaped Israelites are mentioned by Herodotus (Book I, Chapter 1) as belonging to the nation formed by Deioces and as revolting from Assyria and asserting their independence not many years after Israel's deportation to Media in the reign of Hoshea. (II Kings, XVII 6).
Here amongst these Israelites Buzi (Budi) began his mission and in this region Buddhism was found in its most ancient form and which began to spread about 600 B.C., not as now professed and practiced nor even altogether as it was established in India under King Asoka 300 years after its first propagation. As Dr. Moore (“Lost Ten Tribes”) observes:
Dr. Moore – “It (Buddhism) has been corrupted by various pagan additions and has assumed shapes according to the various idolatries it has encountered till at length but little of the original remains in a pure form, e.g., the celibacy of priests is now universal, but according to its own records its founder married twice if not thrice and gave his disciples precepts as to the choice of a wife.”
The Israelitish character and origin of Buddhism is seen in many ways. It was a monotheistic reformation of the outcast tribes of Israel and its symbolism, that of the “Wheel” that were hundreds of years later placed on pillared posts on the top of Sanchi that correspond exactly with that described in I Kings VII 33 as in Solomon's temple. There is so close resemblance between Ezekiel's writings and the earliest Buddhist records and inscriptions as to prove that the prophet himself, the son of Buzi, had for his father the original Buddha.”
No doubt Ezekiel’s vision precipitated this extraordinary mission by his father, Buzi, the Aaronite Kohen with the “prophetic eye” who with five disciples and no doubt Ezekiel as commanded by HaShem went on a rescue mission to the Lost Ten Tribes to the east in the land of Media.
Now we begin to learn about “the rest of the story”. The G-d of Israel had at least two of His chosen ones of Judah, Buzi the Aaronite with the prophetic eye” and his son, the Prophet Ezekiel, who along with Buzi’s five disciples who it was believed were from the school of the prophets. They traveled northeast just to the south of the Himalayan Mountains on the Continent of India, to meet with the people of G-d called the “brazen face and hard hearted ones” of the Lost Ten Tribes of the House of Israel.
Buzi was an Aaronic heir and as a Levite, a Cohen whose life and tribal responsibility had been in direct service to the G-d of Israel in the Temple of Solomon in Jerusalem until they were taken captive to Babylon. As Ezekiel’s father, he was called; “Buzi the Aaronite with the prophetic eye.” No doubt this vision to his son, the Prophet Ezekiel, precipitated this daring mission, for together, Buzi’s son, Ezekiel was also given the “prophetic eye” that pierced the veil of the future, and what he saw frightened both of them.
They beheld the rising tide of disaster as the forces of Babylon were preparing again a mighty invasion against their own peoples; the Jews of the House of Judah. What had been played out in front of their eyes a century before was now coming closer to home for now the apostasy and rebellion of the Jews, under the rule of King Zedekiah would soon open up Part II of the prophetic drama under the control of the Master of the Universe.
The House of Israel had already fallen and now the House of Judah was sharing the same fate as their northern cousins, the Lost Ten Tribes of the House of Israel; this time at the hands of the Babylonians. The crushing weight of apostasy, rebellion and defiance against the G-d of Israel that first arose to the north in Samaria, the capital of the Northern Kingdom of Israel, had now consumed the city of Jerusalem, the capital of the Southern Kingdom of Judah. Even the Prophet Jeremiah, the grandfather of the Jewish King Zedekiah could not influence the royal court, and instead they took Jeremiah to a pit and threw the aging prophet in where he stayed in mud up to his waist.
Over one hundred years before the Jews of the House of Judah were sent into exile in the land of Babylon, the King of Assyria took the Northern Israelites away into exile during the reign of King Hoshea and placed them in the “cities of the Medes.’ (II Kings XVII).
Sometime after this, the provinces of the Medes revolted against Assyria and during that era the Israelites in exile made their escape from the region of the State of Georgia between the Black and the Caspian Sea today, and headed towards the southeast along the shoreline of the Caspian Sea, wandering towards a new land.
It was here in this region, where Buzi the Cohen went to meet with his tribal cousins and during this time, the name of the father of the Prophet Ezekiel shifted from Buzi to Budi and then from Buddhi to Buddha (for vowels were not a part of the Hebrew script). Also the Lost Israelite kinsmen and now more disciples of the Jewish Cohen now became known as “The Budii.” Over time the Lost Israelite Budii followers of the Jewish priest Buzi became known as the followers of the first Buddha or the Sakya Muni; the original founder of primitive Buddhism.
Today, we find remnants of these same Israelite tribes, living as the Islamic Pashtun Tribes of Beni Israelin the land of Khorasan; in northeastern Iran, south, central and eastern Afghanistan and over into western Pakistan. Yet, Pakistan is part of ancient India on the continent of India and is but a stepping stone away from Nepal, Tibet and Northern India where many of the Lost Ten Tribes settled. As we shall soon see, today over 500 million Buddhists today live in the lands nearby to the Caspian Sea where the Jewish priest, Buzi went on a mission of redemption for his own people of the House of Isaac.
As we study the literature of the ancients, we seek clues for the whereabouts of the ancient Israelites. According to Herodotus, (Book 1, Chapter 1) he mentions that the escaping Israelites were once part of the Nation formed by Deioces (Deyaco) who was “a man of great ability and ambitious for power” in an era in which there was a vacuum of power with no central government in the entire region.
Deioces was known as an arbitrator of disputes amongst the peoples so eventually they selected him as their king: “Let us appoint one of our number to rule us so that we can get on with our work under orderly government, and not lose our homes altogether in the present chaos.”
In the region of modern Hamadan, the first palace of the Medes was built and nearby they began the construction of a new capital city for the land of the Medes at Ecbatana. Deioces (709-656 BCE) became the first King of the Medes (694-665 BCE). He was later succeeded by his son, Phraortes, who was the father of the later ruler, Cyaxarses.
It was Cyaxarses who joined with the Babylonian King Nabopolaser, and together they asserted their independence and overthrew the Assyrian Empire when they destroyed the city of Nineveh in the year of 606 BCE. The last “Zar” of Assyria, Ashur-Etililani perished on the “funeral pyre” of his palace as it went up in flames at Nineveh.
A year later, King Nabopolaser’s son, Nebuchadnezzar’s military forces were surrounding the city of Jerusalem and the temple vessels in Solomon’s Temple were taken to Babylon along with Daniel and the three worthies who became later his Ministers of State in the city of Babylon. Here is a bare outline of what was happening back in Jerusalem.
605 BCE - The initial vessels taken from the Temple of Jerusalem were selected to be sent to the museum archives of the Temple of Marduk. There in Babylon, the vessels went along with the chief of the royal sons, the elite and the thinkers in the land of Judah. It can be assumed that the best of the remaining vessels that had not been hidden by Jeremiah and the five guardians of the temple treasures were taken possession of by the Babylonians and sent to the capital in Babylon at this time. (Daniel 1:1-2)
597 BCE - When King Jehoiachin and his family were taken as prisoners after their switch of allegiance to the Egyptians, most of the rest of the vessels of precious metals were taken. (2 Kings 24:12-13)
586 BCE - The city was burned and razed, the temple was destroyed and the remaining vessels, mainly of bronze as well as the Bronze Sea, the Bronze Pillars in front of the Temple were taken at the capture of King Zedekiah. (2 Kings 25:13-17)”
It was now twenty years after the first invasion of Nebuchadnezzar to the Land of Israel that the Babylonians finally destroyed the city of Jerusalem in 586 BE. The House of G-d known as King Solomon’s Temple was destroyed and Ezekiel and his father, Buzi, now part of the those Jews first exiled to the land of Babylon along with Daniel and the three worthies, had already accomplished their mission to meet with the leaders of “The Wanderers”, the Lost Ten Tribes of the House of Israel. By then, they no doubt had returned to the city of Babylon. Yet, it was during this same time when the flames of the palace of Nineveh toppled the Assyrian Empire, the Saki or the Sakya, the Lost Israelite “sons of Isaac” were beginning to fulfill their prophetic destiny:
Jeremiah 51:20-21 – “You are My battle-ax and weapons of war: for with you I will break the nation in pieces; with you I will destroy kingdoms; with you I will break in pieces the horse and its rider; with you I will break in pieces the chariot and its rider.”
Seventy years later, right on target according to the Prophet Jeremiah’s Seventy Year Prophecy after the first invasion into the Southern Kingdom of Judah, the Sakyan military forces of Cyrus the Great, a Sakyan Lost Israelite of the Tribe of the Pasargadae (Tribe of Gad) were now heading to Babylon. Led by the Persian General Gobryas, a tribal chieftain also of the same tribe of Gad, they came to surround the city of Babylon in siege.
Then began a great mobilization of forces, as a canal was dug to divert the waters of the mighty Euphrates River. While King Belshazzar was in his royal banquet hall to celebrate the 70 years of the prophecy of Jeremiah, since the days of Belshazzar’s grandfather, King Nebuchadnezzar had destroyed the Holy City of Jerusalem and took possession of the sacred golden treasures from Solomon’s Temple had now come and gone.
Here in a drunken stupor of celebration, the king desecrated HaShem’s sacred golden goblets while the forces of the Persians and the Medes Lost Israelites were actively tunneling under the water gates of the Euphrates into the most powerful city of the world. They took control of the city of Babylon. Not only did the Israelite Persians take control of the impregnable city of Babylon, but they did so without shedding one drop of Jewish blood.
This epic event would propel one of the greatest redemptions in all of Jewish history, the return of the Jews from Babylon to Jerusalem under the rule and guidance of the Jewish Exilarch, Zerubabbel, a prince of the royal dynasty of Kings David and Solomon.
So these were the same Lost Israelites that the G-d of Israel in a prophetic vision to the Prophet Ezekiel commanded this young prophet, Ezekiel to go on a search and redemption mission to reawaken the frontal cortex of the brains of the Lost Israelites that had been scattered in the lands to the East. This mission it appears was also accepted by Ezekiel’s father, “Buzi the Cohen with the prophetic eye” and his five disciples that became a secret commando mission that had to be completed for it was commanded by the Almighty One of Israel. , so there they took a message of redemption and restoration to the Lost Israelites and filled their minds with heavenly symbolisms of Ezekiel’s Vision, that included the “The Wheel of the Merkabah Chariot” of the Divine, that became the Dharma Chankra wheel, often used to represent the Noble Eightfold Path of the Supreme Buddha.
This Noble Eightfold Pathway of the Buddha Mundi covered three major divisions called the “Three Higher Trainings”. This included a “Higher Wisdom” that were the first two paths called the “Right View” and then “Right Intention” which then led to a “Higher Ethical Conduct” which had three paths, “Right Speech’, “Right Action”, and “Right Livelihood” and finally a “Higher Concentration” that came with three pathways of “Right Effort”, “Right Mindfulness” and then the “Right Concentration” that eventually led to the renunciation of ourselves where the world of enlightenment began.
Next to “The Dharma Chankra Wheel” came “The Trident” that symbolized the flesh forks used by the Levites who prepared the Levitical sacrifices to the G-d of Israel in the Temple of Solomon. This later became the emblem of the Tribe of Levi, the symbol of Buzzi and Ezekiel’s Aaronic tribal ancestry. Then came the numerous carvings and emblems of the “Lion of Judah” that was symbolized with the Unicorn or the dual pronged antelope that represented the Lost Israelite’s House of Joseph.
As we have already read, according to the archeologists that just completed their archeological reconstruction of the Temple of Princess Maya at Lumbini admitted that the best evidence was that the most ancient form of Buddhism arose on its own about the year of 600 BCE. This gives us a clue that while the forces of Nebuchadnezzar was preparing for the final destruction of Jerusalem between the years of 605 to 586 BCE, Buzzi the Cohen in the Temple of Solomon and his son, the Prophet Ezekiel were heading to the lands beyond the Caspian Sea in India, Nepal and Tibet to bring a divine message from the G-d of Israel directly to the Lost Ten Tribes of the Shakya Israelites and all the other tribes congregating there in the region.
It is of interest that the dating of the last days of Jerusalem and the archeological and historical dating of the rise of Buddhism converge together into one mighty river of as a new spiritual reality rose without roots or origins until modern day investigators 2,500 years later began to sleuth out the archeological, historical, and anthropological details.
Without this redemptive mission of the Priest, Prophet and five disciples, traveling to the land of the Medes about the year 600 BCE, the history of the Jews now in captive in Babylon may have been much different without the “finger of the Divine” guiding their missionary efforts to bring the Lost Ten Tribes back to the fold of Torah Judaism.
If this dating is correct and the dates of the birth of the Sakya Prince Heir Siddhartha at 623 BCE at Lumbini where the Maya Devi Temple is located today, then we begin to extrapolate the historical fact that at the age of 29, in the year of 593 BCE, the Sakya Prince Heir Siddhartha left his royal cocoon in the palace of the Sakyan tribal peoples at the age of 29 years old, then in the year of 593 BCE, this Israelite Sakyan prince left his royal cocoon and abandoned his wife, son, and his royal title as Prince heir of the Israelite Sakyan people and went out to the real world as a hermit and medicant. What he saw left him in shock and dismay.
He witnessed the pain, grief, suffering, isolation, abandonment, deprivation of those peoples that were encumbered with innumerable diseases and hardships. No doubt the peoples in which he encountered in his travels were not just pagans and gentiles, but also his own Sakyan tribal Israelite peoples.
Sometime about the same time, the Prophet Ezekiel and his father, Buzi the Aaronic Kohan traveled with five of Buzzi’s disciples to meet with the tribal leaders of the Lost Ten Tribes of the House of Israel that were living in that region. This had to be one of the Judah’s greatest evangelistic outreaches as they sought to wean and woo as many of the Lost Israelites back to become part of the Jewish tribal family who were now living in Babylon.
Did they receive a good reception? Were they able to convince many of the Lost Ten Tribes who were now beginning to be identified as “The Wanderers” to once again identify themselves with the House of Judah in Jerusalem? The Lost Israelites did prove that their influence upon the nations of the world was dramatic, for they truly civilized the sociological and political world over the next few centuries from Great Britain and the Isles of the West along the Western Atlantic coastline on the European Continent to the Island of Japan in the Western part of the “Ring of Fire” in the Pacific Ocean. Revisiting the article, “Buddha the Israelite”, written by Isabel Hill Elder:
Isabel Hill Elder – “Buzi, or Sakya Buddha, met with considerable success in turning many of his fellow Israelites to the worship of the one true God, and with his five disciples trained many of his people for mission work among scattered Israel wherever they might be found, his followers were known as Budii in Persia and the region of the Caspian Sea.
The teaching of Buzi (Buddi/Buddha) was strictly Scriptural as may be seen from a study of early Buddhist symbols; Buddha gave his followers their own Scriptures embodying these symbols which were formally authenticated B.C. 543 after his death. In the third century B.C. these Scriptures with other books on Buddhism were taken to Ceylon which has ever since been the headquarters of Buddhism.
The professors of this religion called themselves Sakyas of the Argas, probably from the fact that it was from the Sacae (Saxons) they received their religion, and while they remained separate they appear to have driven all before them, and to have maintained the joy in life reflected in the Vedas, which much resemble the North-Western Eddas.
But as they became mingled with the heathen people they lost hope. A revival, however, was soon to follow for the son of a North Indian Chief, Prince Siddartha Gautama, determined on revival, and choosing five disciples after the example of Sakya Buddha, he became to all intents and purposes a begging friar and with his disciples a teacher of Buddhism; his wife became the head of the first Buddhist nunnery of female recluses.
According to Dr. D.B. Spooner, Siddartha Gautama's mother, the Lady Maya, was of Iranian or Persian descent, the country where Buzi (Buddha) laid the foundation of his system, and from whom Siddartha Gautama would undoubtedly receive his knowledge of Buddhism.”
So there under the Bhodi Tree at Bhisa after Prince Siddhartha successfully achieved his enlightenment of Buddhahood, Prince Gautama took on the mantle and name of the Sakya Buddha and selected his residence with his five disciples of where they could transmit the “Noble Eightfold Pathway” to those who desired to achieve a more enlightened pathway of consciousness. Over the centuries the knowledge that Prince Gautama transmitted to his people are preserved in the Buddhistic literature in Nepal and later the Pali Buddhistic literature that is now preserved on the Island of Ceylon.
It is of interest that “Pali” in Hebrew carries the meaning of “wonderful” and in the Greek language, the meaning of “ancient”. And so we now know that the prime reservoir of knowledge transmitted through Buddhism and the Hindu mind was from a more ancient source of “wonderful” knowledge transmitted from the G-d of Israel on the mount called Sinai to the Children of Israel, that is all 12-tribed Israel.
Buddhism in its most primitive and ancient form is now accepted to have begun spreading across Eurasia about the year of 600 BCE. What is understood, is that the spiritual lives the Lost Ten Tribes of the House of Israel professed, practiced and lived after the missionary mission of Buzi the Aaronic priest and his son, the Prophet Ezekiel and Buzi’s five disciples literally transformed the minds of a vast number of Lost Israelites from Burma and Thailand to the Isles of the West on the Island of Britannia and Ireland.
Yet, we cannot be deluded that the Buddhism practiced by Buddhists in the Near and Far East today is the same Buddhism that was created by Buzzi the priest, his five disciples and his son the Prophet Ezekiel. Even the Buddhism that was revived by the imperial ruler of 4th century India, Ashoka the Great, who made Buddhism the state religion of India three hundred years later in the 4th century BCE.
With a new understanding, it appears that Primitive Buddhism was cloned from the reformation that began in the lands of the Lost Ten Tribes of the House of Israel by their tribal brothers, the Jews that were sent as emissaries by the Divine One of Israel. They were a part of the Aaronic priesthood that did not apostatize with the rest of Israelites that rebelled with the Northern Ten Tribes of Israel in the Northern Kingdom of Israel in Shomron or Samaria today. This was a monotheistic reformation seeking to redeem the Lost Ten Tribes away from the pagan cultures that they lived and associated with in the days of the great apostasy in the Land of Samaria.
So what was its purpose? Is it possible that the Prophet Ezekiel and his father, Buzi the Aaronic priest (Cohen) may have been preparing the Lost Ten Tribes of the House of Israel to be redeemed and restored back with the Jews of the House of Judah in what they hoped would become the future era of the messiah?
Could this had been in their minds, a hope as we hope for today, that when the Jewish people were redeemed as the Prophet Jeremiah had prophesied and given the opportunity to be restored back to their homeland in the Land of Israel, that it would begin also a new era of messianic enlightenment. Could they have been hoping that it was time to begin the restoration movement of restoring the House of Judah and the House of Israel back together as one?
Is it possible that the restoration of “All Israel” could have been accomplished at the time the Jews of the House of Israel were sent back to Jerusalem in the days of the Prince of David Zerubbabel the Governor of Judea by the Shahs of Persia in Shushan? As the Exilarch for the Jewish people, Prince Zerubbabel was together in alliance with Ezra the Scribe who came with more Jewish people returning in aliyah to Jerusalem.
With Ezra also were to have been many priests that would be prepared to begin the sacrificial offerings in the new temple in Jerusalem. They would later be revitalized by the second restoration of the Persian Jews when they came with Prince Nehemiah when the walls of Jerusalem were fully restored?
Is it possible that the end of days could have come, at the time of the restoration of the Jews after they had been in exile at Babylon for 70 years? Was the imperial change with the conquering of the mighty city of Babylon by the Lost Israelites forces of Cyrus the Great a part of that redemption and restoration process of the Lost Tribes of Israel when the Cyrus from the Tribe pf Pasargadae (Tribe of Gad) and his military forces were but a prelude for that final mission? Could Prince Zerubbabel have been the “Chosen One” to bring the final culmination of the Ages and the revealing of the Maschiach ben Dovid, the Messiah son of David that could have ignited the Messianic Era of the Messiah 2,300 years ago in the Land of Israel? Yes, it was possible but it did not happen that way.
The “Appointed Time” in the days of Zerubbabel, Ezra, Haggai, and Nehemiah was potentially a “pregnant” time for the “End of Days”. The Ezra reformation was a preparation for the fully redeemed Land of Judah and the Land of Northern Israel so that the “Erev Rav” or a mixed multitude, this time from Babylon would not have aborted the “Time of the End”.
The prophetic message of the Sefer (Book) of Zechariahappeared to have been written as a literal (peshat) “time of the end” era message, a literal “End Time” prophecy not for today, but written for the Jewish people and the Lost Ten Tribes of the House of Israel that could have occur in the days of the restoration of the Second Commonwealth of United Israel. But for some reason only known by the Divine, this event was a pregnancy that was aborted before its birth.
Is it not strange that in this same region, the tribal lands of the Lost Ten Tribes of Israel is still called the Land of Samaria today? It was the home of the Lost Ten Tribes of the Northern Kingdom of Israel whose capital city was also called “Samaria”. It was in the Capital City of Samaria where the ivory throne of King Ahab once stood.
Today this once august and proud city is but a pile of stone mason relics of its once great glory. The arrogance of a once brave people who thought they could go alone without the G-d of Israel were later called by the G-d of Israel to the Prophet Ezekiel as the “brazen faced” and “hard hearted.”
These facts are only highlighted how then as it is today, that this very land that nobody wanted for centuries has been and still is such a “land of contention” then in the days of Zerubbabel, Buzzi, Ezekiel, plus the Prophets Zechariah, Haggai, and Baruch the Scribe then where today the players are different; Obama, Netanyahu, Kerry, Ashford in our world today.
This is the same region and the same land where the Palestinian people who have no real historical ties to this ancient land want to make this land their national homeland. What the Palestinian people fail to comprehend is the fact that this very land is “Holy Land”. If any people keep living there and want to defy the G-d of Israel, He will cause this land to expel even the Palestinians in miraculous ways in which He did at the Red Sea, when the “strong arm” of the Divine took down the entire Pharaonic army chariot corps and left the imperial Kingdom of Egypt helpless. On the heels of the destruction of the army of the Pharaoh, the Hyksos tribal peoples called the Amalekites, took over the land of Egypt without any resistance and ruled the Egyptians with a “cruel heart.”
Today, the Hamas who rule of the region of Gaza have the same genetic hatred against the Jewish people and are no different than “Haman the Agagite” who was a descendant of the Hyksos-Amalekites who were then the conquerors of Egypt. The Hamas-Amalekites are now the chief rulers who prompted their own peoples to become suicide bombers and fired their missiles by the tens of thousands in the year of 2006; down upon the Jewish homes, schools, shopping centers and hospitals in the State of Israel.
Who then are the “brazen faced and cruel hearted” benefactors of the Hamas-Amalekites but the Northern Nations in the European Union who are today the descendants of the Lost Ten Tribes of the House of Israel yet today are living as the Northern European countries now living in what was once a no-man’s land in Northern Ancient Gaul. They are the American Council of (Protestant) Churches who separately and collectively continue to delegitimize the pioneers and patriots of Israel who as observant Jews are willing to give their lives to save the land of Shomron and Judea for future generations of Jews and Lost Ten Israelites as eloquently portrayed in the future prophecies of the Prophet Ezekiel”:
Ezekiel 36:22-23, 24-28 (parts); 33- - “Therefore, tell the house of Isra’el that Adonai Elohim (L-rd G-d) says this: I am not going to do this for your sake, house of Isra’el, but for the sake of my holy name, which you have been profaning among the nations where you went. I will set apart my great name to be regarded as holy, since it has been profaned in the nations – you profaned it among them. They will know that I am Adonai,’ says Adonai Elohim, ‘when, before their eyes, I am set apart through you to be regarded as holy.
For I will take you from among the nations, gather you from all countries, and return you to your own soil. Then I will sprinkle clean water upon you…I will cleanse you from your uncleanliness…I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit inside your…You will live in the land I gave to your ancestors. You will be my people, and I will be your G-d…
When the day comes for me to cleanse you from all your guilt, I will cause cities to be inhabited and the ruins to be rebuilt. The land that was desolate will be tilled, whereas formerly it lay desolate for all passing by to see. They will say, ‘the land that used to be desolate has become like Gan Eden (Garden of Eden)…Then the nations around that remain will know that I, Adonai, have rebuilt the ruins and replanted what was abandoned. I, Adonai, have spoken; and I will do it!”
It is they who are so still lost that they cannot perceive that as national peoples they are tribal cousins to one another. Today they would be “no-bodies”, but instead are some-bodies because they were chosen by the Almighty G-d of Israel to His “chosen people.”
They are the ancient Celtics, the Cymric, the Germanics tribes and the land of the Scuths in the Isles of the West, the royal Scythian tribes that live in Scandinavia to the north, plus the northern regions of land of the Franks and the Germanic tribes called the Angle and the Saxon (Anglo-Saxons) plus the Ostrogoths, Visigoths, and the Vandals, who are now venting again their anti-Semitic arrogance upon the Jewish people, their tribal brothers living in the State of Israel today.
Though they call themselves Christians, they have no real understanding who the “Christ” is to whom they claim to serve for out of their Romanized messiah they have left a hollow shell of the real Prince of David who was a Jewish rabbi who lived his life as an authentic Hasidic Halakkhic Torah observant Jew.
This is also the same region of Shomron (Samaria) where the Jewish pioneers and patriots of Israel are building homes and cities for people to live as they seek to keep the biblical heartland of Israel that once were the dwelling places where Abraham, Isaac and Jacob once lived under the “Life Cultural Torah Rule” of the G-d of Israel instead of the “Death Culture Rule” of the god of Allah?
The Hindu “Wheel of the Sun G-d’s Chariot is the same as the Dharma Chakra Wheel of Buddhists, both taken from the Vision of Ezekiel’s Wheel within the Wheel on HaShem’s Merkabah; the Heavenly Chariot and “The Israelites Wheel of the Law”
It is quite evident that the monotheistic theology of fundamental Islam has today been captured by a culture of death instead of a culture of life that was given to the Children of Israel by HaShem, the G-d of Israel at the mount called Sinai. The traces of the monotheistic reformation taken by the Jewish priest, Buzi the Buddha Mundi and Ezekiel, his son, were given back to the Lost Ten Tribes living in India, Tibet and Nepal 2,600 years ago by these brave and intrepid emissaries of the Divine.
It is of interest that Buzi the Jewish priest, and Ezekiel his son, can be traced back to the first High Priest who first served in the Wilderness Tabernacle near the mount called Sinai. Buzi, the Jewish priest of the House of Aaron with the “eye of the prophet” not only was a heroic man, but also he became a messiah, elected by the Holy One of Israel, to begin the redemption process of restoration and reclamation of the entire House of All 10-Tribed Israel that is exploding in front of our eyes today.
Not only that, the primal symbol of Buddhism called the “Dharma Chakra Wheel” seen on the top of the Buddhist Stupas in Nepal and India today still depict the “Wheels” seen in Ezekiel’s heavenly vision of the chariot of G-d called the Merkabah (“Chariot of G-d’). The Lost Israelite Buddhist descendants, not just the Christian Lost Israelites who are today living in Europe and the former European colonies will be soon be resurrected to a new reality like the “dry bones prophecy” (Ezekiel 37) which was given later to the Prophet Ezekiel.
As a Lost Israelite, if you consider that Buzi was an unusual name, you might want to ponder the names in the Aaronic lineage, such as Buki and Uzzi that passed down from Levi the son of the Patriarch Jacob who was the 27th generation from Adam all the way down to “The Nazarene” who was not only a Prince of David and a descendant of the Zerubbabel’s , but a descendant of the authorized lineage of the High Priests of Israel through King David’s High Priest, Zadok.
Levi27 ben Yacob (children: Jocheved, Kohath) ->
Kohath28 ben Levi ->
Amram29 ben Kohath (married his aunt Jocheved and had three children; Moses, Miriam and Aaron) ->
Aaron30 ha-Levi ->
Eleazar31 ben Aaron ->
Phineas32 ben Eleazar ->
Abishuah (Abishua) 33 ben Phinehas ->
Bukki34 ben Abishua ->
Uzzi35 ben Bukki ->
Zerahiah36 ben Uzzi ->
Meraioth37 ben Aerahiah ->
Amariah38 ben Meraioth ->
Ahitub39 ben Amariah ->
Zadok40 ben Ahitub the(High Priest of King David (1000 BCE)->
Ahamaaz41 ben Zadok ->
Azariah42 ben Ahimaaz ->
Johanon43 ben Azariah ->
Azariah44 ben Johanon ->
Ahitub45 ben Amariah ->
Meraioth46 ha-Hohen ->
? skip generation47 ->
Zadok48 he-Kohen ->
Azariah49 (Shallum) ben Zadok ->
Hilkial50 be Shallum ->
Azariah51 ben Hilkiah ->
Seriah52 ben Azariah ->
Josedech53 ben Seraiah ->
Joshuah54 ben Jehozadak ->
Joachim55 (Joiakim) ben Jeshua ->
Eliashib (Eolinshib) 56 ben Joiakim ->
Joiadah (Joiada) 57 ben Eliashib ->
Johanan (Johanna) 58 ben Joiada ->
Juddual (Jaddua) 59 ben Johanan ->
Onias I60 ben Jaddua ->
Simon ‘the Just’61 ben Onias ->
daughter62 of Simon ‘the Just’ ben Onias married
Joseph ben Mattathias63 (house of David) ->
Janna (Janne Jannai)64 ben Joseph ->
Melchi (Melki) 65 ben Janna ->
Levi66 ben Melchi (Panther) ->
Matthat (Mathat) 67 (also Barpanther) ben Levi of Arimathea ->
Heli68 ben Matthat (Prince Alexander III “Helios”) ->
Miriam bat Heli69 ->
Yahshua ben Yosef70 (Jesus son of Joseph of the Houses of David and Zadok)
Joseph of Arimathea68 ben Matthat ->
Anna (Hanna) 69 bat Joseph of Arimathea
It is of interest also that this genealogy from Adam at the beginning of time, continued for 70 generations until the Prince of David called the “The Nazarene” was born, and nurtured in his infancy by the Essenes. He was later protected in his teens and young manhood by his maternal great uncle, Joseph of Arimathea, a metal merchant who as a Roman Decurion had the imperial contract with the Caesar of Rome for the mining and the extraction of lead and tin along the Cornwall coast of ancient Britannia in the Isles of the West.
His paternal grandfather was Jacob ben Mattan, the Patriarch of Jerusalem who was appointed to this post by King Herod the Great when it was taken away from Shammai the Great, who later established one of the great yeshivas in Jerusalem called Beit Shammai. Shammai took the place of Menahem the Essene under Hillel the Great in 20 BCE who fled with his disciples to Damascus. Shammai became the Beit Av Din in the Great Sanhedrin in Jerusalem under the famed Jewish Nasi Hillel the Greatof the rabbinic yeshiva called Beit Hillel.
The Nazarene’s maternal grandfather was Heli ben Matthat, the Prince heir to the Maccabean throne, who was known as Prince Alexander III “Helios” whose royal title was usurped by King Herod the Great. The year was 37 BCE and the combined forces of King Herod with two Roman legions were now surrounding the city of Jerusalem. Interesting, the last of the Jewish resistant forces against Rome during the “Siege of Jerusalem” in 37 BCE were the military forces of the Lost Israelite Parthians; the most formidable enemy of Rome.
During the siege, the walls of Jerusalem had been breached, the last stronghold was the sacred Temple and the Upper City. While the temple was engulfed in flames, the last Hasmonean King Antigonus was captured. The fate of Antigonas was now in the hands of the Roman governor Sossius, “but Antigonus he bound to a cross and flogged– a punishment no other king had suffered at the hands of the Romans” and then shipped to Antioch where the last Hasmonean King Antigonas was beheaded by Mark Anthony; also the only time in history it was recorded that a Roman ruler beheaded a king. As Josephus thus recorded:
Flavius Josephus – “Now when Antony had received Antigonus as his captive, he determined to keep him against his triumph, but when he heard that the nation grew seditious, and that, out of their hatred to Herod. They continued to bear good-will to Antigonus, he resolved to behead him at Antioch, for otherwise the Jews could no way be brought to quiet.
And Strabo of Cappadocia attests to what I have said, when he thus speaks; - ‘Antony ordered Antigonus the Jew to be brought to Antioch, and there to be beheaded; and this Antony seems to me to have been the very first man who beheaded a king, as supposing he could no other way bend the minds of the Jew so as to receive Herod, whom he had made king in his stead.”
At this time the last of the Jewish resistant forced were now under the rule of Antigonas’ wife, Queen Alexandra II (Esther of Jerusalem)whom King Herod captured and imprisoned. Queen Alexandra IIwas kept captive in the old Maccabean Palace, now the Herodian Palace in Jericho until her death. Soon after, Heli, (Prince Alexander Helios) was eliminated by the long arm of King Herod and thereby left an orphaned daughter called Miriam, the mother of the Nazarene to be left in the custody of her maternal grandfather, Yehoshua III ben Fabi, the High Priest of the Jews in Jerusalem.
Prince Alexander III Helios, the prince heir to the Maccabee throne in Jerusalem was the half-brother of Joseph of Arimathea, the “rich man in Jerusalem.” Joseph, married to a Davidian princess, Rachel of Arimathea, was a powerful and highly esteemed Roman Decurionwho sat on the Roman Provincial Counsel in Judea and also sat on the hereditary seat of King David in the Great Sanhedrin in Jerusalem as an esteemed “Elder” of the Jews.
When we look at the coincidences in history and how the G-d of Israel plays out this “Drama of the Ages” with order and great purpose, He occasional leaves here and there a “fingerprint” saying, “I am here! Though you cannot see; Believe and it shall be revealed to you.”
Let us look at another “fingerprint” of the Divine when at the same time that Buzi the Jewish Kohen was preparing to leave on a secret spiritual redemption mission given as direct orders from the throne of the Almighty One of Israel to the Prophet Ezekiel, Buzi’s son.
Is it not of interest that the descendants of Joseph of Arimathea who were born when the modern State of Israel was given birth in 1949 are now the 70th generation since the era of the days of King Herod, Prince Alexander Helios III, and Joseph of Arimathea and his nephew, the Davidian prince, Yahshua (Joshua), named after Yehoshua III, the High Priest in Jerusalem and later became the Jewish rabbi, called “The Nazarene.”
At the same time of the secret mission commanded by G-d to the Prophet Ezekiel, another secret commando mission was ongoing in the land of Israel, in the decade before the first destruction of Solomon’s Temple in the 6th century BCE.
It happened in the days of Good King Josiah, who along with King Hezekiah are regarded as messiahs of the Jews that this young and revered king discovered a hidden scroll of the Torah saved from the desecration of the Solomon’s Temple with idol of gold and stone earlier by the wicked King Manasseh. This led to a spiritual revival of the Southern Kingdom of Judah and redeemed them for a little while back into a spiritual redemption to the Life Culture of Torah first given to them at the mount called Sinai.
At this time, the “finger of the Divine” was preparing His people to reawaken them to their spiritual destiny and it came under “The Prophetic Mandate of King Josiah and the Prophet Jeremiah” to prepare them for the future destruction of Jerusalem. Even more so, it was the beginning of one of the greatest commando missions of all times; to hide the hide the Treasures of King Solomon in order to save them for the revealing of the Messiah son of David at the “End of Days.” Here is the story as first written by BibleSearchers Reflections in the year of 2005.
BibleSearchers Reflections – “From all appearances, King Josiah and the Prophet Jeremiah became the best of friends. They were partners in a divine mission, to restore the sanctity of the temple, bring the last reformation to the Land of Judah, until the “time of the end” for this era of National Judah was about to end. More than that, it was a time in which to document, itemize, and restore all the important articles, furnishings, and utensils used in the service of the Temple of the Lord and to preserve them for use at the time of the end when the temple of the Lord will be built by the messiah, David, son of David.
King Josiah and the Prophet Jeremiah also had a second and more treasured mission, to prepare for the final dissolution of the temple and the service of G-d in which it was to be represented for a future age. The King of Judah, Josiah, and the Prophet Jeremiah were also on a divine mission to fulfill the long and arduous mission; to bury the treasures of the Temple of Solomon in multiple hidden chambers in the mountains under and surrounding Jerusalem. It was their mission to preserve them until the time of the end when the temple of the Lord would be restored by the Messiah son of David. This same reformation of King Josiah with the Prophet Jeremy was written in the inter-testament Book of the Maccabees, that testified:
11 Maccabees 2:1-8 - “It is also found in the records, that Jeremy the prophet commanded them that were carried away to take of the fire, as it hath been signified: And now that the prophet, having given them the law, charged them not to forget the commandments of the L-rd, and that they should not err in their minds, when they see images of silver and gold, with their ornaments. And with other such speeches exhorted he them, that the law would not depart from their hearts.
It was also contained in the same writings, that the prophet, being warned of G-d, commanded the tabernacle and the ark to go with him, as he went forth into the mountain, where Moses climbed up, and saw the heritage of G-d. And when Jeremy came thither, he found a hollow cave, wherein he laid the tabernacle, and the ark, and the altar of incense, and so stopped the door. And some of those that followed him came to mark the way, but they could not find it.
Which when Jeremy perceived, he blamed them, saying, ‘As for that place, it shall be unknown until the time that G-d gathers His people again together, and receives them unto mercy.’ Then shall the L-rd shewed them these things, and the glory of the L-rd shall appear, and the cloud also, as it was shewed under Moses, and as when Solomon desired that the place might be honourably sanctified.”
The operational complexity of this mammoth, highly sensitive and secret commando operation was given to five young priests or princes; Shimur the Levite, later the high priest after the exile, Hezekiah whose identity is yet unknown, Zedekiah who possibly was Prince Zedekiah, the crown prince later as the son of King Jeconiah, Chaggai, known today as Haggai the Prophet, and Zechariah, the son of Ido the Prophet, known also as the Prophet Zechariah. They had to literally move most of the ancient gold and silver vessels, temple furnishings, high priests garments including the sacred breast plate, plus a giant menorah, including the entire Mishkhan, the Tabernacle of the Congregation, with the Ark of the Covenant, that was constructed under the supervision of Moses on the plains surrounding the mount called Sinai to secret hidden depositories.
This secret mission started years before the first invasion of Prince Nebuchadnezzar to Jerusalem and continued right under the noses of the military troops of Nebuchadnezzar. Is it not amazing that these same young men took large caches of sacred treasuries with them while political prisoners, as they were led to the Tigris and Euphrates Valley, and buried them in Babylon and ancient Baghdad.
This inventory of the caches was documented in detail and preserved in the documents or mishnayots, called the Emeq HaMelekh, meaning the “Valley of the Kings” that were to be preserved for future ages.
Emeq HaMelekh – “These Mishnayot ["Records"] were written by five righteous men. They are: Shimur the Levite, Hizkiyah, Zidkiyah, Chaggai the Prophet and Zechariah, son of Ido the Prophet. They concealed the vessels of the Temple and the wealth of the treasures that were in Jerusalem which will not be discovered until the day of the coming of Maschiach, son of David, speedily in our times, Amen, and so it will be.”
The documentation of this secret mission was engraved in bas relief inscription, just like the engraving found on the Copper Scroll. This time, it was on two white marble tablets first discovered at Mount Carmel and then rediscovered in the museum archives in Beirut, Lebanon. These same writings were identical to the Emeq HaMelekh (Valley of the Kings) and the missing 9th century document, called the Massakhet Keilim.
They were found in a lost Tosephta Mishnayot III under the section of Kilim that was hidden in the Genizah of the Ben Ezra Synagogue in Cairo. Here they were preserved in the storage room where no longer used sacred writings in which the holy name of the Almighty One of Israel, YHVH, was written upon were stored. The only addition in the writing in contrast to the Massakhet Keilim was, upon the two white marble tablets was written the date of its inscription. It read:
“These are the words of Shimur HaLevi, the servant of HaShem.
In the year 3331 of Adam”.
Let us consider this archeological fact. For decades there have been arguments and discussions about the verity and validity of the Rabbinic calendar of the Jews called the Seder Olam Rabbah (The Great Order of the World). It was felt to have been initially put in written form by the well-known Talmudist Rabbi Yose b. Halafta and confirmed by Rabbi Yohanan’s statement, “The tanna of the ‘Seder Olam’ was R. Jose” (Yeb. 82b; Niddah 46b).
The Seder Olam Rabbah dated the destruction of the Temple of Solomon to the Jewish year of 3338 that corresponds to the modern calendar year of 442 BCE. It is also understood that both the Temples of Solomon and Herod were destroyed on the seventh Sh’mittah year of the seven year Sabbatical year cycle. With this fact, the Emeq HaMelekh, was written also on the seventh Sh’mittah year of the Sabbatical cycle, seven years before the destruction of Jerusalem and Solomon’s Temple in the Jewish year of 449 BCE.
It was November, 2002 that BibleSearchers first wrote about the Emeq HaMelekh, in a thirteen part series, titled by the first article, “The Emeq HaMelekh (Valley of the Kings) – The Hebrew Account of hiding the Ark, the Sanctuary, and the Treasures of Solomon’s Temple”. This series studied each of these Jewish Mishnahs and is today the most complete research on the hidden treasures of King Solomon from the Temple of Solomon.
Mishnah 12 of the Emek HaMalekh – “Hiluk, son of Shimur HaLevi, was given twelve more precious stones in order to hide them so that they could [eventually] be restored to the Tribes [of Israel]. The names of the Tribes were engraved on them, and they shone on the Tribe's heads, excellent and precious, one more than the other. No king, prophet, or anyone else knew where they were hidden, excepting Hiluk, son of Shimur HaLevi. The remainder of the wealth and glory that was in Jerusalem was taken by angel Shimshiel. Shimur, Hiluk, and their companions, the Levites, later went and showed it to Michael and Gavriel.
All Israel concealed the Vessels until a righteous king arises over Israel. What's more, they all swore a solemn vow never to reveal the whereabouts of these vessels until David, son of David, arises. All silver, gold, and Margaliot (precious stones) which was ever hidden away will be handed over to him when the exiles of Israel will be gathered from the four ends of the earth, and they ascend with greatness and exaltation to the land of Israel. At that time, a great river will issue forth from the Holy of Holies of the Temple. Its name is Gihon, and it will flow to the great and dreadful desert, and become mixed with the Euphrates River. Immediately, all the Vessels will float up and be revealed.”
We know that the relationship of Baruch was indelibly sealed with the voice of Jeremiah for Baruch was the prophet’s amanuensis, the literary or artistic assistant of the prophet who took his dictations and inscribed them on manuscripts or copies to be kept in a literary archive. Yet, Baruch was more than just a scribe. He had a profound a secret mission that he and several others had conducted probably unknowing to the last royal ruler of the throne of King David, King Zedekiah.
Baruch the scribe, years earlier before the destruction of Solomon’s Temple, was one of the priestly commandos who in a daring mission under the direction of Jeremiah the Prophet and under the royal command of King Josiah hid all the sacred treasures of King Solomon’s Temple. This is true and the actual living legend was hidden in a secret Tosefta, an addition to the Talmud, which was preserved not in but separate from the Hebrew Talmud.
It was in 1992 that Rabbi Rachnael Steinberg with his student Rabbi Mendel Tropper discovered in Amsterdam, Holland the long lost writings called the “Emeq HaMelekh”, meaning the “Valley of the Kings.” It had been written by Rabbi Naftali Hertz Ben Ya’acov Elchanon in the year 1648 in Amsterdam.
According to rabbinic history, “Rav Hertz” was known as a prominent and holy Rabbi who excelled in the knowledge of the written and the oral Torah. His lineage of rabbinic knowledge came from the famed Rabbi Ari Ben Luria, leader of the rabbinic mystical sages which included the great Torah sage, Rabbi Yosef Cairo, author of the Shulchan Aruch. According to the records, Rabbi Naftali Hertz cited as his source as the Massakhet Keilim, a Tosefta (addition) to the Talmud, which is not found in any modern Talmud today.
As recorded in the BibleSearchers research on the Emeq HaMelekh, in the series of articles titled, “The Emeq HaMelekh (Valley of the Kings)”, the Hebrew Account of Hiding the Ark, the Sanctuary and the Treasures of Solomon’s Temple” See Parts (1), (2), (3), (4), (5), (6), (7), (8), (9), (10), (11), (12); we can today read the amazing story as preserved by the famous “ark and Mishkhan hunter”, the late Vendyl Jones who was blessed by Rabbi Menachem Schneerson as a “Righteous Gentile”. As BibleSearchers Reflections continued:
BibleSearchers Reflections – “According to the discoverer of the Emeq HaMelekh, Rabbi Steinberg, in the Talmud Huriot 12A, describes the prophet Jeremiah, realizing that the destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple was imminent, organized a heroic rescue operation. He was commanded by the King of Judah, King Josiah, who had recently repaired the Temple of Solomon and found the ancient writings of the Torah hidden in the Temple, to hide the Ark of the Covenant, the bottle of Anointing Oil, Aaron’s Staff and the ‘Chest’ sent by the Pelishtim (Philistines) to Israel as “a gift to the G-d of Israel”. Rabbi Tropper, also citing also the Babylonian Talmud in Tractate Yoma 72 A, stated that the Mishkhan (Wilderness Sanctuary) and all its contents were hidden away but will one day be found.
Yes, the ancient Mishkhan, or Wilderness Temple, which was built by Bezaleel under the supervision of Moses and the blueprint given to him by the L-rd of hosts on Mount Sinai, was still in existence before the last days of King Zedekiah and kept in a sacred repository in a grotto under the Temple of Solomon. It had been preserved in the days of Jeremiah and King Josiah and now it was imperative to hide it to even a more secret location to keep it out of the hands of anticipated invasion of the Babylonian forces of King Nebuchadnezzar. In an article written by Rabbi Tropper, we today can read the following:
Rabbi Tropper – “This house of worship (“Mishkhan”) contained the altar for the daily and seasonal sacrifices, the elaborate Menorah (candelabra) of solid gold, the Qalal (copper urn) containing the Ashes of the Red Heifer, and the numerous other vessels utilized for the detailed services of the Kohanim (priests).
Within the Mishkhan's inner chamber, the Holy of Holies could be found the magnificent Ark of the Covenant containing among other sacred items, the Tablets of the Ten Commandments brought down by Moses at Sinai. Because of these sacred contents and the level of holiness attained by the Prophet Moses, only the Mishkhan reached a pure enough state to warrant that the Shechina (Divine Presence of G-d) would come to rest within it for all eternity. When the First Temple was built in Jerusalem, the Ark of the Covenant was placed inside while the rest of the Mishkhan was buried beneath in a secret vault."
The story does not end. Later in the 1990’s, at Cambridge University was discovered work done by a Solomon Schechter in 1896, who had bought about 100,000 pages that had been discovered in a Genizah of the ancient and revered Ben Ezra Synagogue in Cairo, Egypt. According to the Torah, any document contained the name of the Holy One could not be destroyed, so when it was damaged or too old to be used, it was put in a document depository called a Genizah. The documents within the caves of Qumran were also suggested as being a Genizah depository for the Essenes or for the priests in Herod’s Temple in Jerusalem.
The reason being that Qumran was suggested as being a Genizah is that every book in the Torah, the Writings and the Prophets, plus countless other inter-testament writings and commentaries were represented in the Qumran library except for the Book of Esther; the only book written by or about the Jews that does not give the holy name of HaShem, the G-d of Israel.
Within the scrolls found in the Ben Ezra Synagogue’s Geniza in Cairo, Egypt was discovered a copy of the missing Tosefta, listed under the section of Keilim (‘Vessels’) and noted to be the same source writings that Rabbi Hertz was citing in his 1648 Mishnayots. The only difference, these source writings were believed to be from the 8th and 9th century; 800 years earlier.
Rabbi Naftali (Ben Elchanan) Hertz, called these records Mishnayots and were included in the introduction of his text. The Mishnah as the rabbinic written documentation of the oral traditions passed down by the Levites from the time of Moses is the first section of the Talmud, which also includes ‘the summary’, called the Gemara. Here in the 9th Mishnah, we find the role of Baruch the Scribe as given to him by his rabbinic mentor; Jeremiah the Prophet.”
Let us then read the 9th Mishnah of the Emeq HaMelekh and the secret mission of Baruch son of Neriah, the Scribe conducted and it’s role on heralding the Future Messianic Reign of David son of David
The 9th Mishnayot of the Emeq HaMelekh - “David [also] made 1,000 lyres and 7,000 harps to atone for Israel. He had Zilzalim (cymbals) for singing, extolling, thanksgiving, and praising the G-d of Israel which were handed down to him from Moses, from Sinai. The words, “From beneath the legs of the Throne of Glory, sapphire stone, in the likeness of the Throne” (cf. Exodus 24:10), were inscribed upon them.
The lyres were made of Almugim wood, overlaid with fine gold, with 8 stones on each lyre, carried by the clouds, the demons and the spirits that were under Shlomo's dominion. On each lyre was a bell of "Nehoshet Kalal" (burnished copper) from before the Throne of Glory, together with a priceless, precious stone that Moses quarried on Mount Sinai from under the Throne of Glory which was upon the Sapphire Stone.
All these were hidden and concealed in "Ein Zidkiyah" that the fittest [men] of Israel knew in secret, lest they fall, G-d forbid, into the hands of the enemy who hated Israel. For these vessels are not to be used except to atone for Israel. Baruch [ben Neriah] and Zidkiyahu thus concealed them to prevent the Chaldeans from using them, G-d forbid.
They hid them until the day when Israel will return to their former stature and reclaim [eternal] honor and worldly glory, and they find a man whose name is David, son of David. The silver and gold shall then be unearthed to him, when “All Israel” (Northern 10 Tribes) and the Jews] shall gather and make a complete Aliyah (ascent) to Jerusalem. Amen.”
The story has been told by the late Vendyl Jones who so zealously sought to find the Ark of the Covenant, about the late Menachem Begin, the former Prime Minister of Israel, who once confronted his father, Zeev Dov, and said, “Father, why did you not continue on to achieve the leadership of the State of Israel and become the Prime Minister of Israel?
His father turned to him and said, “Menachem, the sages of our people have stated that the leaders of the last State of Israel will be the 70th generation since the destruction of the Temple and Jerusalem. I am the 69th generation. You are the 70th!”
So the potential for the revealing of the Era of the Messiah is now again, 70 years after the destruction of the King Herod’s Temple, pulsating before our spiritual eyes and ears. Not only that the G-d of Israel prepared this day in our era, by preserving the best of Solomon’s Treasures, from the ancient Mishkhan, the “Wilderness Tabernacle of the Dwelling” first constructed and erected at the mount called Sinai.
All of this was happening as a Levite descendant of Aaron the High Priest called Buzi was sent to redeem the Lost 10 Tribes of the House of Israel. By his efforts, along also with his son, the Prophet Ezekiel, and five disciple, brought to the Lost Ten Tribes of the House of Israel that were inhabiting in the Land of Media to the East, and by his effort gave to them an elevated pathway of consciousness that became the primitive footsteps called “Buddhism” today.
We pause for a second to reflect upon the number five; five disciples from the School of the Prophets and five Levite commando to perform that which was impossible, to hide the great treasures of Solomon’s Temple in separate caches from the Land of Israel to Baghdad in modern Iraq today.
We understand that the number of man is five. As the Holy One of Israel was making preparations for our day to resurrect and restore the vast golden archives of Solomon’s Temple, when a new Temple will be constructed, whose blue-print was already laid out to the Prophet Ezekiel, and preserved for us today to read, ponder and to prepare. Two missions, one directed by King Josiah and the Prophet Jeremiah, the other directed by the Prophet Ezekiel and his father, Buzi, the Aaronic Kohen with the “prophetic eye”.
Also, if the birth date of the Sakyan prince, Siddhartha is correct to the year of 624, the date of his birth, he truly when he became 29 years old in the Gregorian year of 595 BCE, could no doubt have been a contemporary but also a Buddhi disciple of Buzi the temple priest.
So our story returns back to that young Lost Israelite, a Sakyan (son of Isaac”) Prince called Siddhartha who rebelled from the life of royal isolation, wanting to mingle with the people of his potential realm, who became shocked by the results of sin and degradation upon his peoples that he wanted to find a way of peace. We do not know if he learned the “Noble Pathway” directly from the Jewish Kohen (priest) from Jerusalem as part of his message of his “enlightenment”. Yet, Prince Siddhartha apparently did assume the mantle of Buzi the Aaronic Kohen, the one with the “prophetic eye” to raise up the degradation of the Israelites as they were abominating the Holy Name of HaShem, the One G-d of Israel commanded the Prophet Ezekiel with these words:
Ezekiel 2:1-2 – “Son of Man, I send you to the Children of Israel, the rebellious nations (plural) that have rebelled against me; they and their fathers have defiantly sinned against Me to this very day: and the children are brazen-faced and hard hearted – I send you to them, and you shall say to them, ‘Thus said the L-rd HaShem Elohim.
So when the Sakya Muni died, it was the peoples of the Sakyas of Kapilivastu who honored him most by calling him “The Blessed One was the pride of our race” (of Sacae Israelites). The evidence continues to mount that the religion of the Lost Ten Tribes of the House of Israel was a part of the civilized life culture of the Sakai, for the Sakhs of Indian history and they all point to be the beginnings of Buddhism in its infancy as a branch, later corrupted from the pristine Mosaic Torah Judaism foundation that was the cultural history of the Budii (disciples of Buddha).
So we begin to link the 70 generations from the time of the Creation of Adam to the Fall of Jerusalem in 70 CE, are indelibly tied with the 70 generations that began after the Fall of Jerusalem and the destruction of the Temple of G-d to the last days of the modern State of Israel before the era of the messiah begins, our minds are sobered at the clues that the G-d of Israel keeps dropping at our doorstep and humbled at the thought of the million Jews who lost their lives in the Roman inferno of their beloved city, and the destruction of the most glorious and opulent temple in the entire Roman Empire; the Temple of Herod.
As the Jewish people scattered around the world, rose from the pyre of Jerusalem’s destruction and with the Oral and the Written Torah, succeeded to keep the minds of the Jewish people looking and dreaming of a Jerusalem in which someday, they will be privileged to build the “Third Temple” to the G-d of Israel.
The Lost Ten Tribed Israelites were the First Primitive Buddhists
The G-d of Israel proclaimed that there are only two groups of people who will be restored back into covenant with Him, the Jews of the House of Israel and the Lost Ten Tribes of the House of Israel. Both families, the Jews and the Israelites were scattered across the face of the earth and would become HaShem emissaries incognito sent to elevate the 70 nations of the world, so that even Righteous Gentiles could become part of the covenant. Even the children of Ishmael still rooted in Islam, the children of the Lost Ten Tribes who today are now Buddhist, or the Lost Ten Tribes who today call themselves Christians will be assimilated into the Jewish culture. This will be because deep in their hearts they are known by the Divine to be “safe to save” and willing to live in peace with their brothers; all descendants of the Patriarchs Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Only the G-d of Israel knows who they are.
We are quickly being polarizing a world in which there will be only two choices; we are either for the Hebrew Israelites; both now part of the Jews of the house of Judah and the Lost Israelites of the House of Israel or we will be against them. This comes to one sobering conclusion, if you are a descendant of the Lost Ten Tribes of the House of Israel, whether Muslim, Buddhist or Christian, and you still despise your brothers, the Jews, you may be left outside, not redeemed to participate in the coming “Era of the Messiah” even though you think you want to be a part of them.
So today, the G-d of Israel is whistling for you to come back home to the brotherhood of Klal Yisra’el (All Israel). To learn more about this redemptive process, you are Welcome to Contact “Kol Ha Tor”, the Voice of the Turtledove. Here is a joint Orthodox Jewish and 10-Triber Vision to bring awareness of the imminent fulfillment of the Biblical Prophecies regarding the Redemption of all Israel (12 Tribes Re-conciled and Re-United). This super Event of all Times will entail establishing in the region of Shomron (the Ancient Bible Heartland of the Patriarchs) and the Judean Wilderness into a new homeland for the Return of the Lost Ten Tribes of Israel when All Israel will finally be redeemed.
For inquiries about Kol Ha Tor Vision for the Lost Tribes of Israel, Visit – “Shomron Lives!”, a Spiritual Retreat and Guest House in Samaria, that hosts Shomron (Samaria) Tours to reacquaint the Returning Lost Tribers of the House of Israel to their chosen destiny.