One of the most misunderstood teachings of the Bible is the identity of Israel. Most people believe that this simply is another name for Jews. IT IS NOT! Yes, all Jews are Israelites, but not all Israelites are Jews! The children of Joseph are not Jews, nor are the children of Dan, Rueben, Issachar, Simeon, etc. They are not and never have been Jews!
The promise of a huge large nation was given to the two sons of Joseph. God said that these two nations (the younger son becoming the 13th nation of Israel) would be the two most powerful nations to ever sit on the face of man’s Earth. Too numerous to count, living in a “promised land,” flowing with milk and honey. What two nations fulfill God’s world?