Are You a Literal Descendant of Jacob?

Genesis 46:14 and 16, Jacob’s Prophecy Over Ephraim and Manasseh
While prophesying over Joseph’s sons, Ephraim and Manasseh, Jacob crossed his hands over their heads making the symbol of the paleo-Hebrew letter tav (like the letter t or x in the alphabet), which resembles a cross and in that ancient Hebraic script and pictographically means “sign of the covenant.”

Jacob then spoke of the Heavenly Messenger (the Hebrew word malak mistranslated as “angel” in most Bibles) of YHVH (i.e., the preincarnate Yeshua) who had redeemed him from all evil (see Gen 31:11–13).

Jacob then prophesied that the descendants of Ephraim and Manasseh would become like “fish in the midst of the land” (literal translation of Gen  48:14–16; see The ArtScroll Stone Edition Tanach).

In light of this prophetic symbolism, which present day religious group would qualify as having fulfilled Jacob’s prophecy as to who the descendents of Ephraim and Manasseh would be?

Which religion on earth uses the fish as their symbol, speaks of a Messenger from YHVH as their Redeemer, and has the sign of the paleo-Hebrew letter tav, which looks like a cross? The Buddhists? The Moslems? The Hindus? Even the Jews? No! Only Christianity fits this enigmatic criteria.

Many Christians are without a doubt the literal descendants of Ephraim and Manasseh. Those who are not, according to the Apostle Paul, once they come to saving faith in Yeshua in some unique sense become the descendants of Abraham (e.g., Gal 3:7,29).

For more on this subject, refer to Natan’s article entitled, “Is America in End-Times Bible Prophecy?” (


2 thoughts on “Are You a Literal Descendant of Jacob?

  1. Just a quick note. I was reading in my studies some on genetics and genealogy, Obviously all on the face of the earth share genetics gene pool of 8 persons.

    This study said that most people shared a common ancestry with Genghis Khan, Attila the Hun, and even King David. ( I would think that lines and lineages are strong and others more diluted. ) Yet, lineage alone does not prevent you from being broken off or grafted in. If I can find the links I will try to post them later.

    Looking at lineages in the Torah alone a lot of interesting cross pollination taking place.

    It is sad that so many brothers and sisters are working so hard to rebuild that wall of separation. As if we are after a multi-trillion dollar estate as out inheritance, worried that the fathers blessing is a material one, rather than a rich spiritual one.
    Psa 2:8 Ask of me, I will give the Nations (or goyim) as an inheritance, the ends of the earth.

    What more can one ask for? We have it all already in Him.

  2. Here are the links – It appears that I mixed the famous/infamous people that I was referring to From the Atlantic Magazine article: “The Royal We”.

    “The mathematical study of genealogy indicates that everyone in the world is descended from Nefertiti and Confucius, and everyone of European ancestry is descended from Muhammad and Charlemagne ”

    From a NON-Messianic Judaism website :

    “So we’re all direct descendants of King David, all os us, including non-Jews. We’re all probably descendant of Rashi and the Maharsha, too. Factor in rapes and intermarriage, and it’s fair to argue that we’re all also direct descendants of Mohammed, and Confucius.”

    “Recent Common Ancestors of All Present-Day Individuals,” Joseph Chang, a statistician at Yale University, :

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