MANASSEH = U.S.A.: ISAIAH 18
Isaiah was a Biblical prophet that lived in the 600s B.C. He had “visions” from which he prophecies …
Isaiah 18:1 – “woe to the land shadowing with WINGS, which is BEYOND the rivers of ethiopia”
outstretched eagle wings is a symbol of America
Isaiah 18:1 – a mother bird protecting her brood under her wings …
symbolizing a nation who would become a “REFUGE” for millions of immigrants
Isaiah 18:1 – “which is BEYOND the RIVERS of ETHIOPIA”
The land is unknown to Isaiah’s time and general territory the word “BEYOND” in Hebrew is “WEST” standing in Jerusalem, a line of latitude west strikes the United States
“that sendeth AMBASSADORS by the sea, even in VESSELS of bulrushes upon the waters” …
The English translation of “bulrushes” comes from the Hebrew “water drinking” vessels
“vessels that drink” perfectly describe modern day STEAMSHIPS
Isaiah 18:2 “to a nation scattered and PEELED”;
“SCATTERED” – “drawn out” or “TALL”
European explorers found Native Americans to be generally taller than them. The U.S. army in WWI averaged 5 feet, 11 inches in height, the tallest army the world had ever saw
“PEELED” – smooth-shaven (hebrew “marat – “to pick off hair)
Europeans found native American peoples largely without beards
“TERRIBLE from THEIR BEGINNING” –
Isaiah 18:2 … nation METED OUT and TRODDEN DOWN,
meeted out – from Hebrew “lined” and “trodden under foot”.
The Land Ordinance of 1785 established the basis for the public land survey system. Land in the largely unmapped territory west of the Appalachians was systematically surveyed, into square “townships”, six miles on aside. Each township was sub-divided into thirty-six “sections” of one square mile (or 640
When Manasseh received its inheritance in ancient Palestine, it was given an unusually large area of land. It included two portions of land divided in the middle by the River Jordan. At the beginning, the tribe of Manasseh preferred “WIDE OPEN SPACES”
Isaiah 18:1 “whose LAND the RIVERS have SPOILED”
“SPOILED” in the term used to “QUARTER” a sacrificial animal into four parts.
the Mississippi-Missouri, Ohio, Potomac and Columbia rivers roughly “quarter” the U.S. into four regions
Isaiah 18:2 all ye inhabitants of the world, and dwellers on the earth, see ye, when
HE LIFTETH UP an ENSIGN on the mountains
Isaiah 18:3 – “and when he bloweth a trumpet, hear ye”
ENSIGNS and TRUMPETS are both SYMBOLS of WAR.
Has the U.S. been “heard” during world wars?
Isaiah was a Biblical prophet that lived in the 600s B.C.
He had “visions” of “ISRAEL” … sons of JACOB … JOSEPH … MANASSEH … the UNITED STATES …