Jewish Area and Israel Historical References

A Message to Judah from Joseph
By Ezra Taft Benson. An address to Mormons, Non-Mormons, and Jews at the Jubilee Auditorium, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, May 2, 1976 by Ezra Taft Benson; then an apostle; later the Prophet.

"Yes, we understand the Jews, as David Ben-Gurion said. We understand them because we belong to the same house of Israel. We are your brothers—Joseph. We look forward to the day of fulfillment of God’s promise when 'the house of Judah shall walk with the house of Israel.' (Jer. 3:18.) " ...more
The Birth of Modern Israel
The way it happened seems incredible, but it did happen.
Dr Cleon Skousen, May 1972. ...more
Israel in Asia
Recorded scripture, the teachings of the living prophets, and a fascinating array of historical evidence abundantly witness that descendants of Israel have been scattered into the far reaches of Asia-that the peoples of the Orient are legitimate heirs of the promises made unto Father Abraham. And while many writers have identified contemporary European and American races with particular tribes of ancient Israel, few have considered the dispersal of Israelites into Asia. ...more
Arab-Israeli Conflict
...The issues are becoming increasingly difficult to resolve. While the origins of the controversy lie deep in the social, religious, and political history of both groups, it is clear that a few basic issues are preventing a peaceful settlement and may even be driving the current hostilities toward another world war. ...more
The Future of the Holy Land
Today many people, including the leaders of most countries, would like to know more concerning the future of this strategic and important area. ...The only definite way the future can be illuminated is through the spirit of prophecy, ...more
Judah through the Centuries
By Ann N. Madsen and Barnard N. Madsen. As latter-day events unfold we will understand more about the partnership between the descendants of Joseph and Judah. (See Ezek. 37:16–17, 22.) But in the spirit of preparation for that which is to come, it is clear that we of Joseph need to understand more about our brothers and sisters of Judah... to understand also the history and religion of those whom the Lord calls “my people.” ...more
The United Monarchy
The United Monarchy (United Kingdom of Israel and Judah or just Kingdom of Israel) refers to a period in the History of Israel lasting from approximately 1050 BCE until about 930 BCE when the two distinct Kingdoms of Israel and Judah emerge. This article concerns itself with that period. ...more
What, Really, is an Israelite?
This article moves you through various centuries, in which the definition of "Israel" changed. The reader will please look for the section labeled "The Northern Kingdom of Israel and the Ten Lost Tribes". ...more
Jewish Migrations
By Victor L. Ludlow. In 721 b.c., the kingdom of Israel, comprising ten tribes, was led north by the Assyrians. There remained in the kingdom of Judah the tribe of Judah, half of the tribe of Benjamin, a number of Levites, and fragments of the other tribes. All of these Israelites became known as Jews, after the predominant tribe of Judah. So when we speak of Jews, we do not mean the whole house of Israel or even just the whole tribe of Judah, but the tribe of Judah along with small numbers of other tribes, especially Benjamin and Levi. ...more
Looking beyond the Mark: Why Many Did Not Accept the Messiah
It has been written that “the Jews were looking for a redeemer quite different from the Christ. It was a temporal salvation that they desired. It was an earthly kingdom for which they longed. It was not faith, repentance, and baptism for which they sought, but national vindication, the destruction of gentile oppressors, and the establishment of a kingdom of peace and justice.” ...more
The Law after Christ
Much of the New Testament deals with the Law of Moses and with the implications of its fulfillment in the gospel of Jesus Christ. The books of Galatians, Romans, and Hebrews, and important parts of several others, including Acts, James, Colossians, Jude, 2 Peter, and 2 Corinthians, all wrestle with the issue of the Law, and its continued role after the Atonement. Therefore, it is important to understand what the Law was and how it was fulfilled in order to fully understand these portions of the New Testament. ...more