Benjamin: Norway, Iceland, and Israel

By COGwriter

Jacob had twelve sons who became known as the twelve tribes of Israel.

Benjamin was the second and last son of Rachel (Genesis 35:18). Rachel wanted to name him Ben-Oni, meaning son of my sorrow (she died right after giving birth to him), but his father chose Benjamin, meaning son of my right hand.

The Bible points to the ancient Benjamites as being highly effective warriors (Judges 20:24). But after the other tribes declared war on them for supporting terrible behavior (Judges 20:12-46), Benjamin became the smallest tribe numerically (cf. 1 Samuel 9:21).

Israel’s first king, Saul, was a Benjamite (1 Samuel 9:21-22). When the 10 tribes left to form the Kingdom of Israel, Benjamin remained with what became known as the Kingdom of Judah (1 Kings 12:21). But in time, some left consistent with Jeremiah 6:1.

Jacob prophesied:

27 “Benjamin is a ravenous wolf; In the morning he shall devour the prey, And at night he shall divide the spoil.” (Genesis 49:27)

Moses wrote:

12 Of Benjamin he said:

“The beloved of the Lord shall dwell in safety by Him, Who shelters him all the day long; And he shall dwell between His shoulders.” (Deuteronomy 33:12)

The last Dr. Herman Hoeh wrote:

Benjamin constitutes Norway and Iceland. The Icelandic people in reality {are} a colony of Norwegians. Benjamin was given to David because Jerusalem, David’s capital, was in the tribe of Benjamin, not Judah. God said He would give David light in Jerusalem (I Kings 11:36). This verse could not refer to Judah which did not have to be given to the Jewish House of David. Benjamin was told to flee the destruction of Jerusalem (Jer. 6:1) which many of them did.

Benjamin is compared to “a wolf that raveneth; in the morning he devoureth the prey, and at even he divideth the spoil” (Gen. 49:27). This is certainly an apt description of the Vikings who pillaged Northern Europe, and even Mediterranean regions. Almost all Viking raids came from Norway. It is also significant that Benjamin, the smallest tribe, still is the smallest today. There are fewer Norwegians (plus 148 thousand from Iceland) than any other Israelite nation. (Moses’ blessing in Deut. 33 has particular reference to this fact that Jerusalem was in the tribe of Benjamin.) (Hoeh HL. LOCATION OF THE TRIBES OF ISRAEL Ambassador College, 1957 )

Most Benjamites were part of Judah when ten tribes were given to Jeroboam (1 Kings 11:29-35). Some Benjamites are still part of Judah and in the land of Israel.

While I have been to the land of Israel, and my wife and I to Iceland, neither of us have yet been to Norway.

Although some, like Yair Davidiy, tie Naphtali with Norway (Davidiy Y. The Tribes, 4th edition. Russell-David Publishers, 2011, p. 438), scripture (e.g. Deuteronomy 33:23) points elsewhere. It also should be noted that although the Swedes and the Norwegians often appear the same (and there has been intermarriage), many of the two peoples are ethnically slightly different (Haugen E. Blessings of Babel, Chapter 20, Ethnicity: Swedes and Norwegians. De Gruyter Mouton, 2012, pp. 125-130).

This is seemingly because they originally descended from two different tribes. This may explain why they have had two different migratory patterns (Are Norwegians and Swedes the Same People? Get the Facts. accessed 03/23/22).

Currently, we expect that Norway and Iceland will end up for a time supporting the upcoming European Beast power of Revelation 13 (see also the free online book: Lost Tribes and Prophecies: What will happen to Australia, the British Isles, Canada, Europe, New Zealand and the United States of America?).

In the future after that, however, the prophet Obadiah proclaimed:

19 … Benjamin shall possess Gilead. (Obadiah 19)

So, though some of Benjamin are in the Israel/Palestine region, more of these people will end up back in the promised land.

Blessings and Curses

While God promised a variety of blessings to the tribes of Israel, those blessings were not stated to be permanent.

Notice, for example, the following warning from scripture:

10 When you have eaten and are full, then you shall bless the Lord your God for the good land which He has given you.

11 “Beware that you do not forget the Lord your God by not keeping His commandments, His judgments, and His statutes which I command you today, 12 lest — when you have eaten and are full, and have built beautiful houses and dwell in them;  13 and when your herds and your flocks multiply, and your silver and your gold are multiplied, and all that you have is multiplied; 14 when your heart is lifted up, and you forget the Lord your God … 17 then you say in your heart, ‘My power and the might of my hand have gained me this wealth.’ … 19 Then it shall be, if you by any means forget the Lord your God, and follow other gods, and serve them and worship them, I testify against you this day that you shall surely perish.  (Deuteronomy 8:10-14, 17,19)

Now, the descendants of the children of Israel have, to a major degree, forgotten the true God and believe they have gotten all their wealth on their own. Many of the Israelite nations mentioned in this chapter will temporarily support the Beast power. Unless they repent, they will perish in the latter days (cf. Deuteronomy 31:29b).

Furthermore, in the 28th chapter of the Book of Deuteronomy there are a number of blessings and curses listed. While the descendants of Israel have received many physical blessings, the Bible shows that curses will come to the disobedient (Deuteronomy 28:15-24), including having aliens rise up (Deuteronomy 28:43)—which has happened.

Additionally, the descendants of Israel will ultimately face tests and trials from the coming European Beast power which will turn on them (cf. Ezekiel 5:4; 39:23,28). Ezekiel 5:4 seems to show that after the Anglo-Americans are eliminated, fire will spread to “all the house of Israel”--hence Norway and Iceland will end up suffering from the Beast. Furthermore, Amos 6:3-7 points to many of them becoming captives in time as well.

More on the origins and fate of the descendants of Israel can be found in our free online book: Lost Tribes and Prophecies: What will happen to Australia, the British Isles, Canada, Europe, New Zealand and the United States of America?

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