Appendix D: Selected Tanakh Prophecies Fulfilled by The Stick of Joseph in the Hand of Ephraim

    The Stick of Joseph in the Tanakh:

    The word of the Lord came to me: And you, O mortal, take a stick and write on it, “Of Judah and the Israelites associated with him”; and take another stick and write on it, “Of Joseph—the stick of Ephraim—and all the House of Israel associated with him.” Bring them close to each other, so that they become one stick, joined together in your hand. And when any of your people ask you, “Won’t you tell us what these actions of yours mean?” answer them, “Thus said the Lord God: I am going to take the stick of Joseph—which is in the hand of Ephraim—and of the tribes of Israel associated with him, and I will place the stick of Judah upon it and make them into one stick; they shall be joined in My hand.(Ezek. 37:15–19 njps)

    The Stick of Joseph in this text:

    Wherefore, the fruit of your loins shall write, and the fruit of the loins of Y’hudah shall write. And that which shall be written by the fruit of your loins, and also that which shall be written by the fruit of the loins of Y’hudah, shall grow together unto the confounding of false doctrines, and laying down of contentions, and establishing shalom among the fruit of your loins, and bringing them to the knowledge of their fathers in the latter days, and also to the knowledge of my covenants, says yhwh. (2 Nefi 2:4)

    The Tribe of Yosef (Joseph) to be led across the sea:

    Yosef is a fruitful plant, a fruitful plant by a spring, with branches climbing over the wall. (Gen. 49:22 cjb)

    Shepherd of Isra’el, listen! You who lead Yosef like a flock, you whose throne is on the k’ruvim [cherubim], shine out!…It put out branches as far as the sea and shoots to the River. (Ps. 80:2, 12 cjb)

    I am a descendant of Yosef who was carried captive into Egypt. And great were the covenants of yhwh which he made unto Yosef. Wherefore, Yosef truly saw our day. And he obtained a promise of yhwh that, out of the fruit of his loins, Adonai yhwh would raise up a righteous branch unto the house of Isra’el, not the Mashiach, but a branch which was to be broken off, nevertheless to be remembered in the covenants of yhwh, that the Mashiach should be made manifest unto them in the latter days in the spirit of power unto the bringing of them out of darkness unto light, yes, out of hidden darkness and out of captivity unto freedom. (2 Nefi 2:2)

    Consider also the obvious comparison between Yosef ben Yosef, who produced the first translation of this book, and Yosef ben Ya’akov, who preserved the House of Israel against famine. Both were situated at the central hubs of world powers in their respective epochs. Yosef ben Ya’akov resided in Egypt, the greatest world power at that time. It comes as no surprise, therefore, that Yosef ben Yosef was situated in New York, usa.

    The destruction of Israel and the coming forth of a sealed book:

    I will encamp all around you, besiege you with towers and mount siege-works against you. Prostrate, you will speak from the ground; your words will be stifled by the dust; your voice will sound like a ghost in the ground, your words like squeaks in the dust. (Isaiah 29:3-4 cjb)

    So that all prophecy has been to you

    Like the words of a sealed document.

    If it is handed to one who can read and he is asked to read it, he will say, “I can’t, because it is sealed”; and if the document is handed to one who cannot read and he is asked to read it, he will say, “I can’t read.”(Isaiah 29:11-12 njps)

    But behold, I prophesy unto you concerning the last days, concerning the days when Adonai yhwh shall bring these things forth unto the children of men. After my seed and the seed of my brothers shall have dwindled in unbelief, and shall have been slain by the Goyim, yes, after Adonai yhwh shall have camped against them round about, and shall have laid siege against them with a mount, and raised forts against them, and after they shall have been brought down low in the dust, even that they are not, yet the words of the righteous shall be written, and the prayers of the faithful shall be heard, and all those who have dwindled in unbelief shall not be forgotten. For those who shall be destroyed shall speak unto them out of the ground, and their speech shall be low out of the dust, and their voice shall be as one that has a familiar spirit, for Adonai yhwh will give unto him power that he may whisper concerning them, even as it were out of the ground, and their speech shall whisper out of the dust. For thus says Adonai yhwh: They shall write the things which shall be done among them, and they shall be written and sealed up in a book.…(2 Nefi 11:13–14; see also 11:18–21)

    Truth to come out of the Earth:

    Truth springs up from the earth;
    justice looks down from heaven.
    (Psalm 85:11 njps)

    A prince of Tzidkiyahu (Zedekiah) transplanted:

    Say: The king of Babylon came to Jerusalem, and carried away its king and its officers and brought them back with him to Babylon. He took one of the seed royal and made a covenant with him and imposed an oath on him, and he carried away the nobles of the land— so that it might be a humble kingdom and not exalt itself, but keep his covenant and so endure. (Ezekiel 17:12–14 njps)

    Thus said the Lord God: Then I in turn will take and set [in the ground a slip] from the lofty top of the cedar; I will pluck a tender twig from the tip of its crown, and I will plant it on a tall, towering mountain. I will plant it in Israel’s lofty highlands, and it shall bring forth boughs and produce branches and grow into a noble cedar. Every bird of every feather shall take shelter under it, shelter in the shade of its boughs. Then shall all the trees of the field know that it is I the Lord who have abased the lofty tree and exalted the lowly tree, who have dried up the green tree and made the withered tree bud. (Ezekiel 17:22–24 njps)

    And now will you dispute that Yerushalayim was not destroyed? Will you say that the sons of Tzidkiyahu were not slain, all except it were Muloch? Yes, and do you not behold that the seed of Tzidkiyahu are with us and they were driven out of the Land of Yerushalayim? (Cheleman 3:9)