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    • John Isenhower
    • 13.12.09 | 23:29 (IST)

    The Gibeonites were smarter than the Israelites. Thus, they were able to stay in the land--a rude awaking for Joshua, etc. At this time Manasseh was not a pariah. Joshua was a Joseph Ephraimite, and cousins with the Manassehites. They still had royal sway then. During the Period of the Judges, Manasseh became a pariah because of a preponderance of dark skin. Judah, trying to assert its rule also tried to make Joseph Ephraim pariahs without much success. This approach did accelrate the kingdom split, mainly Judah's fault, but not entirely. I am blessed literally with the blood of all Twelve Tribes, also by adoptions.

    from the article: Netanyahu should admit Israel doesn't want peace
    First published 01:13 13.12.09 | Last updated 17:14 16.12.09
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