Did the Prophet Hosea predict a Muslim Terrorist attack against Britain or America who in Scripture are referred to as “Ephraim”?
Hosea chapter 9 in Hebrew explicity mentions Machmad (Mohammed) as “the mad prophet”, and evil spiritual leader. Hosea speaks of terrorists assembling in Egypt and bringing disaster on Ephraim. Brit-Am has shown through Biblical Studies and research in secular fields such as history, linguistics, mythology, cultural patterns, and numerous other disciplines (in fact anywhere where any relevant evidence may be available) how determinative elements amongst peoples of Western Europe are descended from the Lost Ten Tribes of Israel. We have also shown how the peoples of the British Isles and their overseas ofshoots descend especially from the Tribes of Joseph, Ephraim and Manasseh. Though Ephraim as a Tribe may be more dominant in Britain it is also present in North America. Apart from this, it is the way of Scripture to refer to the Lost Ten Tribes in general, or at least to the leading Israelite factor amongst them, as “Ephraim”.
Hosea 9:7 tells us, “The days of visitation have arrived, the days of payment have come, Israel shall know, the prophet is evil, the spiritual leader is mad because of your transgression there is great hatred.”
The Muslims are not rational. Anyone in the west who acted as Islam seems to require its adherents to think and act would not be considered normal.
On the other hand similar things could be said about the adherents of many religions in different contexts so it is perhaps best to concentrate upon our own houses rather than probe how others run theirs.
Nevertheless the relevant verses concerning Ephraim suffering at the hands of Muslim terrorists are there in the Book of Hosea and they do have a specific intention.
As we recalled in our work “Ephraim” (1995) chapter two:
<<Regarding the future, some type of ill-fated bond between Ephraim and the followers of Islam is spoken of in the Biblical Book of Hosea. It is obvious that the same Biblical Prophecies may legitimately often be understood in several entirely different ways – as they were perhaps intended to be. The verses should be seen in their context. The overall message is that the Prophet Hosea condemns Ephraim, uses a word which is a form of the name "Mohammed", speaks of the region of Egypt and the east, and predicts a disaster which somehow involves a spiritual leader and mad prophet who also appears to be identified by Maimonides as "Mohammed",
“DO NOT BE HAPPY ISRAEL, DO NOT REJOICE LIKE (OTHER) PEOPLES, FOR YOU HAVE SINNED (AND GONE) AWAY FROM YOUR GOD…(Hosea 9;1).
Note that “Israel” is told not to be “happy” because they have departed from the truth. By “Israel” in this case Ephraim or the Ten Tribes in their place of exile is intended. Britain when linked in Jewish and Arab tradition with the Ten Tribes was known as “The Happy Isles”.
The ancestor of the British in Celtic British tradition had a name, "Aed", connoting "happy" and linked to the Patriarch “Isaac”. This name in Arabic lore represented the exiled people of northern Israel.
See, “Aed and Israel.The Lost Tribes in Celtic and Arabic Lore”
“THEY WILL NOT DWELL IN THE LAND OF THE LORD, EPHRAIM SHALL RETURN TO MITSRAYIM (EGYPT) AND EAT UNSANCTIFIED BROTH IN ASSYRIA (9:3).
FOR, LO, THEY ARE GONE BECAUSE OF DESTRUCTION: EGYPT SHALL GATHER THEM UP, MEMPHIS SHALL BURY THEM: THE PLEASANT PLACES [Hebrew “Machmad” i.e. Mohammed] FOR THEIR SILVER, NETTLES SHALL POSSESS THEM: THORNS SHALL BE IN THEIR TABERNACLES [Hosea 9:6].
“THE DAYS OF VISITATION HAVE ARRIVED, THE DAYS OF PAYMENT HAVE COME, ISRAEL SHALL KNOW, THE PROPHET IS EVIL, MADl [Hebrew: “Meshuga”] A MAN OF SPIRIT BECAUSE OF YOUR TRANSGRESSION AND OF GREAT HATRED (Hosea 9:7):
” EPHRAIM LOOKED OUT WITH THE GOD OF THE PROPHET, A HIDDEN SNARE ON ALL HIS PATHS, HATRED IN THE HOUSE OF HIS GOD (Hosea 9:8).
Basing ourselves mainly on the Brit-Am Commentary to Hosea (given above) we may paraphrase the above verses as saying:
Ephraim will be punished for their sins and corruption and departure from the God of Israel.
[Abandoning the settlement of Judah in the State of Israel is another aspect of abandoning the God of Israel.]
Terrorists will commit acts of terrible destruction against Ephraim. They will be inspired by a spiritual leader, a madman, a Mahomad who desires their wealth. Wild beasts of men will feast on their ruins.
As mentioned above, “The mad prophet” was indicated by Maimonides (1135-1204), in his “Letter To Yeman”) to be a reference to Mohamed. The name of Mohammed (in Hebrew and Arabic: “Machmad”) does appear in the passage. The desert sun, sparse diet, and seclusion (as well as the possible use of hashish and various weeds smoked by some of the Arabs) are liable to play tricks on highly strung spiritually inclined individuals. If the people concerned also suffer from epilepsy (as Mohammed did) and delusions of grandeur so is the propensity for error compounded.
The religion of Islam in effect is derived from Arabic culture. Ishmael the son of Abraham and Hagar his Egyptian maidservant was the father of leading elements amongst the Arabs. Prior to the birth of Ishmael his mother was told:
[GENESIS 16:11] AND THE ANGEL OF THE LORD SAID UNTO HER, BEHOLD, THOU ART WITH CHILD AND SHALT BEAR A SON, AND SHALT CALL HIS NAME ISHMAEL; BECAUSE THE LORD HATH HEARD THY AFFLICTION.
[GENESIS 16:12] AND HE WILL BE A WILD MAN; HIS HAND WILL BE AGAINST EVERY MAN, AND EVERY MAN’S HAND AGAINST HIM; AND HE SHALL DWELL IN THE PRESENCE OF ALL HIS BRETHREN.
Onkelos (1st century CE) translated the expression, “HIS HAND WILL BE AGAINST EVERY MAN AND EVERY MAN’S HAND AGAINST HIM” as meaning that he will need everyone and everyone will need him. This is the case today. Everyone needs Arab oil and the Arabs need everyone else to develop this oil and market it. They also are often violently disposed towards everyone else and other people dislike them.
Historically, the Arabian Jews whom Mohammed massacred may have been an offshoot from the Lost Ten Tribes, i.e. “Ephraim”. Their settlements in Arabia appear to date from shortly after the Assyrian Exile. Regarding the future the message of Hosea is a warning that the forces of Islam are a danger. Association with them threatens disaster upon Ephraim which mainly means Great Britain. Ephraim also includes important elements in North America, South Africa, and Australia. A portion of Ephraim is also to be found amongst the Jews The name Ephraim in Scripture can stand too for the leading power amongst the Ten Tribes or all of the Ten Tribes in general. The said verses may well contain a hint that Ephraim will attempt some type of rapport with “the god of the prophet” and this will not turn out well.