The Plain Truth
GERMANY in Prophecy!
has promised the West a new crisis over Berlin. Will Russia sign a
separate peace treaty with Communist East Germany? Here's what's really
behind the struggle in Europe -- and what history and prophecy say will
be the outcome!
by Herman L. Hoeh
Recently the West German Government arrested four editors of Germany's
leading news magazine "Der Spiegel". They were charged with
treason for publishing an article exposing military weaknesses. The case
has rocked the Government. Voices have been raised against the return of
Gestapo methods under Adenauer. What is now happening in German politics
forebodes DANGER to the West!
Germany mentioned in Biblical prophecy? Or are the German people
mentioned at all?
The German people stand today in the
very shadow of the IronCurtain. Germany at this moment holds the key to
Europe's destiny and to Western defense. German industry and
the heart and arteries of Europe. Without the beating of the German
heart, Europe would quickly stagger and fall before the ravages of
Germany has been the center of the
world's two greatest wars and of the scourge of Nazism. Seventeen years
ago, TWO YEARS AFTER THE NAZI MOVEMENT WENT UNDERGROUND, Germany appeared
destroyed forever as a mighty nation. It seemed she could never rise
Yet today -- seventeen years after
Germany was completely destroyed -- today, with the Iron Curtain still
dividing her people, Germany is once again the vibrant heart of Europe.
We commonly hear of the economic
"miracle of Germany." Never has there been anything like
Germany's revival in history. But Germany's revival is also MILITARY and
POLITICAL. This time
does not stand almost alone -- she is the leading power in a gigantic
European Combine -- the Common Market.
What does Germany's new power
portend? Where will Germany lead Europe?
Will a Fascist revival once again
succeed in taking over Germany and all Europe, this time from within,
BEFORE WE REALIZE WHAT IS HAPPENING?
It is high time we faced these
Could Bible Prophecy Ignore Germany?
Consider also that Germany has set
itself up as the bulwark of European civilization for well over a
thousand years. Germany for centuries has claimed to stand as the eastern
wall of defense
the barbarism of Asia. It was on German soil that the hordes of Asia,
sweeping across eastern Europe, were more than once stopped.
The German Reich long endured as the
oldest political institution in Europe -- older than the government of
France or England by centuries. The German people called their Reich the Holy
Roman Empire. It bore rule over Europe for a thousand years. This
"Holy Roman Empire of the German People" was officially designated
by the Church in the Middle Ages as "The Kingdom of God" on
earth. Its citizens, the Germans, felt themselves true
and bearers of the Christian Reich or Kingdom. THEY were therefore the
CHOSEN PEOPLE of the Christian era, entrusted with
world-mission to be the protectors of Christianity.
The German leaders and philosophers
have never forgotten this notion of the Middle Ages that the German, in
place of the Jew, has a special mission from God. German politicians know
that their dream of a world Empire can be created only if they maintain
this claim of a world-mission.
This strange concept, which lies
behind political thinking in Germany today, is plainly stated in a German
work which I have before me as I write this article. The book is entitled
"Die Tragödie des Heiligen Reiches," or, translated, "The
Roman Empire." It is by Friedrich Heer. It is a remarkable volume.
It lays bare the reason for the SECRET MOVES OF THE GERMAN GOVERNMENT
TOWARD A UNITED STATES OF EUROPE.
Hidden Till Now
Bible prophecies definitely mention
such minor nations as Egypt, Libya, Jordan, Lebanon. It clearly mentions
Russia, China, Italy, Turkey, Great Britain and the United States. Could
Bible prophecy, then, ignore Germany? Could it overlook the German
who have played such an outstanding part in human history?
Assuredly not! Nor are the German
Dozens of Bible prophecies are
devoted to the German people. Yet the prophetic identities of Germany and
Austria have remained hidden from the world. Why?
Because moderns nations are not
usually spoken of in Bible prophecy by their modern names, except in a
few cases. Names often change over the centuries.
Usually, modern peoples in Bible
prophecy are named after the ancestor from whom they sprang. Nations are
merely families grown BIG.
For example, the Kingdom of Jordan
is spoken of as "Ammon and Moab," because the descendants of
ancient Ammon and Moab live in Jordan today (Genesis 19:37-38). The
Spanish people are
referred to as "Tarshish" in prophecy, because the bulk of the
Spanish people descended from Tarshish (Genesis 10:4). The Great Russians
are designated "Meshech and Tubal" in prophecy
10:2). And joined with them in a ommunist league is "Magog,"
the ancestor of the Mongolian hordes of Eastern Asia. Other nations, such
as Egypt and Ethiopia and Greece and Persia, are referred to by their
modern names, which they have retained
over the centuries.
But where are Germany and Austria
mentioned in the Bible prophecies?
The story of the ancestry of the
German people, and their role in prophecy, is one of the strangest
stories ever written. It is gripping with interest, amazing -- yes,
Germans Shape World Affairs
The German people have been the
civilizers of Central Europe. It is they who have fundamentally carried
the torch of this world's civilization from Roman to modern times. It is
the German people who, often by the sword, brought the pagans of
into the fold of the Catholic Church.
"The History of Germany,"
writes Bayard Taylor, "is not the history of a nation, but of a race
... Thus, even before the fall of the Roman Empire, it becomes the main
trunk out of which branch histories of nearly all European nations, and
link between ancient and modern history. The records of no other race
throw so much light upon the development of all civilized lands during a
period of fifteen hundred years" (from "History of
Germany", page iii).
Germany has been a center of
learning for generations. From German inventions developed one of the
most powerful means of mass communication ever produced -- the printing
Many of the world's most renowned
musicians have come from Germany and Austria -- Bach, Beethoven, Brahms,
Handel, Haydn, Mozart, Schumann, Schubert, the Strausses and Wagner.
German inventions have contributed
greatly to the modern industrial world -- Daimler invented the motorcycle
(in 1885), and the gasoline-driven automobile in 1887; Rudolf Diesel invented
the Diesel engine; Siemens, the furnace for steel-making; Bayer, the
synthesis of chemical dyes; Fahrenheit gave us the mercury thermometer;
Benz, the internal combustion engine; Mitterhoffer, the typewriter; and
Rontgen discovered the X ray.
And think how many children have
read Grimm's fairy tales, translated from the German. German dramatists,
essayists, historians, philosophers and poets -- too numerous to mention
-- have mightily moulded world thinking.
Germany has contributed more
military leaders than any other nation in history. Its governments have,
in the past, claimed the right to rule the "Christian world."
The German State, from its
has nearly always been a confederation of states -- often an empire of
German ruling over non-German. It is the German people who, more than
once, have believed themselves to be the "Herrenvolk" -- the
German leaders once again -- just as
in centuries past -- openly are attempting to unite all Europe in a
United States of Europe -- and, through Europe, to reshape the world in
order to fasten German leadership and culture on all nations and peoples.
philosophers still regard this as a special calling from heaven itself.
Certainly the German nation, which
now holds the key to the survival of civilization, COULD NOT BE
OVERLOOKED BY THE BIBLE!
Where DID the Germans Come From?
The German people -- who number over
one hundred million throughout the world today -- are one great family.
But they are composed of numerous small tribes. Nations, remember, are
grown BIG. Take Israel for example. The nation Israel descended from one
man, Jacob (who was renamed Israel upon his conversion -- Genesis
35:9-10). But Israel had 12 sons. His family therefore was divided into
12 tribes. You read so often in the Bible about "the 12 tribes of
Israel" -- Judah, Dan, Ephraim, Levi, etc. (Genesis 49:28).
The same is true of the German
The Germans are composed of numerous
small tribes divided today into three nations, Austria and East and West
Germany. Of all these tribes, perhaps the most famous name to Americans
is that of the HESSIANS. The British hired numerous Hessians in their
effort to put down the American Revolution which began in 1776. But the
Hessians are not the only German tribe. When the Germans poured into
Europe nearly 2000 years ago, they were known
Roman historians by various tribal names. Among the most important German
tribes were the "Hatti" (the ancestors of the modern Hessians),
the "Alemani" and "Suabi," the "Quadi," the
"Casuari" and others. The Romans called them collectively
meaning "War-men" (from the "Encyclopedia
Britannica", article, "Germany").
But from where did all these
Germanic people come? – for Europe was NOT their original homeland!
Here is the answer of history:
"There can be no doubt that they ... migrated into Europe from the
Caucasus and the countries around the Black and Caspian seas,"
states "Smith's Classical Dictionary", article,
"Germania," p. 361.
The Germans, then, can be traced in
historical records to the regions surrounding the Black and Caspian seas,
which border on the ancient BIBLICAL LAND OF MESOPOTAMIA. This is the
region where civilization commenced and from where the Bible patriarchs came!
The Bible Answer Is Found!
Ancient German records claim that
their oldest city, Trier, was founded by a son of Ninus -- the Nimrod of
the Bible – who founded civilization (Genesis 10:8-12). "The
inhabitants of Trier
that their city is the oldest in all Europe," writes Josef K. L.
Bihl in his textbook "In deutschen Landen," page 69.
was founded," he continues, "by Trebeta, a son of the famous
Assyrian King Ninus. In fact, one finds ... in Trier the inscription
reading, 'Trier existed for 1300 years before Rome was rebuilt.'"
But how is it possible that the
oldest German city, Trier, founded over 2000 years before Christ, should
be built by a son of Ninus, the renowned King of ANCIENT ASSYRIA?
Notice! Ninus (his Bible name was
Nimrod), according to Genesis 10, led the ancient Assyrians from Babylon
and supervised their building of Nineveh, the capital of ancient Assyria.
(In 1957 Dr. C. Paul Meredith and I viewed in Iraq, the ancient Mesopotamia,
the very cities originally settled with the Assyrians by Nimrod.) From
there the Assyrians began their conquest of the ancient world. They, too,
called themselves "the Master Race." But why do the German
records speak of the son of an ASSYRIAN King as the builder of their
first city? What connection have the German tribes WITH THE ASSYRIANS of
Jerome, who lived at the time when
the Indo-Germanic tribes were invading Europe, gives the answer:
"For 'Assur (the Assyrian) also is joined with them'"! (Letter
123, § 16, quoted from Psalm 83:8; from "Nicene and Post-Nicene
Did the Assyrians Invade Europe?
Yes! Jerome said so! But how did he
He saw them! He was an EYEWITNESS to
their migrations from Mesopotamia and the shores of the Black and Caspian
Only 300 years before Jerome, the
Roman naturalist Pliny the Elder declared the "Assyriani" --
the Assyrians -- were dwelling north of the Black Sea ("Natural
History", IV, § 12, page 183).
Assyrians did not remain there! They are not there today! Of course not
-- they migrated into Central Europe -- where the Germans live today!
CAPTION: [From Plain Truth magazine] Below are three photos of Assyrians
who still live in the ancient land of Assyria in Mesopotamia. Notice
their similarity to the Germans of Europe. See how different they are from
their Arab neighbors.
History lost sight of the Assyrians,
just as it did of the "Ten Lost Tribes of Israel" whom the
Assyrians took captive (II Kings 17 & 18). But when we rediscover the
"Ten Lost Tribes of
as they migrated to the British Isles, the Low Countries and Scandinavia,
they were separating from the Assyrians or GERMANS, who took them
Germans Are Assyrians
The Germans, remember, came into
Europe from the shores of the Black Sea and its environs. Now consider
what Sylax, the author of the "Periplus," who lived about 550
B.C., writes of this region: "THE COAST OF THE BLACK SEA ... IS
CALLED ASSYRIA" (from page 261 of Perrot and Chipiez's "History
of Art in Sardinia, Judaea, Syria and Asia Minor", Vol. II.)
How plain! The Germans came from
(To be continued)
GERMANY in Prophecy!
Germany mentioned in Biblical prophecy? Will the Germans -- this time
united with West Europe -- again lead the world down the path of war?
This second installment reveals the answers --
history and prophecy!
by Herman L. Hoeh
IN PART ONE we learned that Germany
IS mentioned in Bible prophecy! But her identity has been hidden from the
world until this end-time world crisis.
Nations are merely families grown
BIG. Through migration some of these families have changed their names
and lost their identities. That is what happened to the German people.
History, however, preserves the
route of migration of the German peoples. This route leads us back to
their original homeland -- and to their national identity!
In the last installment we
discovered from Roman history who the Germans are. And why the earliest
German city was founded by a KING OF ASSYRIA. The Germans migrated into
Western Europe from the shores of the Black and Caspian seas. The ancient
author Sylax called these shore lands "Assyria." The Roman
naturalist Pliny the Elder (in "Natural History", IV, § 12, p.
the "Assyriani" as dwelling just NORTH of the Black Sea in his
time. Finally Jerome -- the famous translator of the Bible into Latin --
wrote, as an eyewitness, that the children of Assur (the Assyrians) were
among the invading tribes that devastated the Roman Empire in the West
(Letter 123, § 16).
The modern Germans are the
descendants of the ancient ASSYRIANS. The Germans are the Assyrians in
the prophecies of YOUR BIBLE.
Why were the Assyrians called
"Germans" by the Romans? How did the Assyrians acquire the German
language, when the Bible quotes the late Assyrian kings as speaking in
the Semitic language?
These and other questions are
answered in this second installment.
Ancient Assyria was the greatest
war-making power in all history. Its soldiers were drilled to be
Assyrians invaded Europe, the Romans called them "Germans" -- a
name meaning "men of war."
And that is how the Assyrians came
to be known as Germans. But that is not the only reason the modern
Assyrians are called Germans today.
It's in Your Bible
Let us turn back the pages of
history nearly 4000 years. The time is in the days of Abraham. The event
is recorded in Genesis 14. It is the story of an invasion, by four kings
of Mesopotamia and Asia Minor, of the land of Palestine. Josephus, the famous
Jewish historian, describes this event in these words: "At that time,
when the Assyrians had the dominion over Asia ... the Assyrians made war
upon them" -- the Canaanites -- "and dividing their army into
four parts, fought against them. Now every part of the army had its own
commander ... then the army of the Assyrians came upon them, under their
commanders, Amrephel, Arioch, Chodorlaomer, and Tidal."
("Antiquities of the Jews", I, ix, § 1.)
These men were ASSYRIAN generals,
commanding an ASSYRIAN army divided into four parts. Notice that the
Assyrians are making war, conquering and plundering other people. But did
you notice the NAMES of these Assyrians? Not a single name is Hebrew. All
are of foreign derivation.
The name of one of these four
Assyrian commanders was Tidal. It is an INDO-GERMANIC name. It is not
Semitic. Here we have evidence that even before the days of Abraham the
Assyrians were speaking more than one language -- and one of the
languages was an INDO-GERMANIC tongue! More on this later. But now, back
to King Tidal.
The name Tidal was a common throne
name among the ancient Hatti or Chatti kings of Anatolia, or Asia Minor.
Since Tidal was ALSO an Assyrian king or commander, that would make the
ASSYRIAN TRIBE! The Chatti were the ruling tribe in Anatolia (Asia
Minor). They forded it over several other nations. Notice that in Genesis
14:1 Tidal, the Hattian king, is called
The Hatti Were Hessian Germans!
Now what does the word
"Hatti" or "Chatti" mean in the Hebrew language? Its
closest derivation is the root "chathath" (Strongs - 2865). It
means "to terrorize, or break down, as in war, hence a warrior or
MAN OF WAR." The Chatti were therefore
War or Germans. The name Chatti is but the Hebrew form of the word
GERMAN, THE VERY WORD which the Romans applied to the Assyrians.
That means that the ancient Chatti
were Assyrian – or German -- migrants who early settled in Asia Minor.
Did these Chatti or Hatti later also migrate into Western Europe, where
the Germans are today?
Indeed! The Chatti were the chief
people who settled in modern Germany. Their descendants are the HESSIANS
today! In fact, the Old High German spelling of Hesse was Hatti!
The land of Hatti was the WESTERN
part of the Assyrian Empire. The ancient Assyrian Empire was divided just
as the modern Germans are divided between East and West Germany and Austria.
THE ANCIENT KINGS OF ASSYRIA called themselves Khatti-sars -- meaning the
"Kaisers of Hatti," or "Kings of Hatti." The chief
people of Hatti regarded themselves AS ASSYRIANS.
The Assyrian kings wrote of the
tribes of Hatti – the ancestors of the Hessians: "AS ASSYRIANS I
[ac]counted them" (D. D. Luckenbill, "Ancient Records of
Assyria and Babylonia", Vol. II, § 29). The ancient capital of the
land of Hatti was popularly known among the Romans as "Ninus Vetus
-- the old Nineveh" ("History of Art in Sardinia, Judaea, Syria
and Asia Minor", by
and C. Chipiez, Vol. II, page 272).
Nineveh was Assyria's capital!
The Empire of Hatti and the Empire
of Assyria were the same Empire -- not two empires existing five
centuries apart as historians assume. Excavated records from Bible times
PROVE that the great rulers of the land of Hatti were not only contemporary
with the famous kings of Assyria, but were also federated with them. All
ancient Greek writers agreed that Assyria and Anatolia (the land of
Hatti) were allies. The chief supporters of famous
Asia Minor were the Assyrians. In fact, the Trojan War was a struggle
between Greeks and Assyrians for possession of Western Asia Minor.
These Hessian or Assyrian kings are even
mentioned in the Bible in I Kings 10:29 and II Kings 7:6. The Hebrews
called them "kings of the Hittites."
The Assyrian Hessians were called
"kings of the Hittites" because the Canaanite Hittites, driven
out by Joshua, migrated into Asia Minor where the Assyrians also dwelt.
All historians recognize that there were at least two distinct peoples in
came to be known by the same name -- Chatti or Hittite.
were the Assyrians. The second were the Canaanite sons of Heth. Heth's
sons received the name Hittite or Chatti because they too were warriors.
Centuries later, after Alexander the
conquered Asia, those Canaanites migrated out of Asia Minor -- to Europe,
and then, across the Atlantic to North America where the colonists
rediscovered them as the Chatti Indians of the Central Plains. Is it a
mere coincidence that the United States -- a birthright tribe of the
House of Israel – should have inherited this land from Canaanite
The Assyrian Hatti claimed to be
"the Master Race." So have the modern Germans! The Hatti lorded
it over other peoples who lived in Asia Minor. They were the inventors of
the DOUBLE-HEADED EAGLE which has always been A SYMBOL OF THE GERMAN
A. H. Sayce states it was left to these people "to invent a
double-headed eagle" (page 116 of "The Hittites").
CAPTION: Top: Ritual standard of the Hatti recovered through excavation
in ancient Anatolia. Notice the swastikas. Beneath: Another Hattic ritual
standard in disk form. Observe the
Cross in the center. The descandants of the ancient Hatti -- the modern
Hessians of Germany -- perpetuate these same symbols.
Ancient Cilicia -- Modern Silesia
Now consider another KEY to
discovering Germany's place in Bible prophecy! The ancient city of
Germanicopolis was located IN CILICIA, in southeastern Asia Minor
according to Ammianus
book 1, § 27. It belonged of old to the Hatti. Cilicia is mentioned
several places in the Bible. Paul was born in Cilicia (Acts 21:39 and
Now look at a map of Europe. We find
that one of the eastern PROVINCES OF PRE-WORLD WAR II GERMANY IS CALLED
slightly different, but pronounced the same!
The name of Cilicia in Asia Minor
was simply transplanted to Eastern Germany by the Hatti who migrated from
Cilicia to Silesia, then to the Rhine. Silesia is only a modern spelling!
Other German Tribes
The Assyrians -- the ancestors of
most German people – are first mentioned in Genesis 10:22. In this verse
you find the father or ancestor of the Assyrians is named
"Asshur." The word Asshur is often translated as "Assyrian"
or "Assyrians" in the
because Asshur is the father of the Assyrian nation.
But the Germans today are also
descended in part from Abraham, through his wife, Keturah. Most people
have never known that Abraham had other sons besides Isaac and Ishmael.
These other sons are listed in Genesis 25:1-4. "... Abraham gave
and sent them away from Isaac his son, while he yet lived, eastward, unto
the east country" (Gen. 25:6). The east country included the land of
Assyria. Assyria lay EAST of Palestine.
Even Josephus mentioned that one of
joined with the Assyrians. ("Antiquities", book I, ch. xv § 1.)
His name was Asshur, the son of Dedan, the son of
Jokshan was the son of Abraham. See
Genesis 25:3. "And Jokshan begat Sheba, and Dedan. And the sons of
Dedan were Asshurim, and Letushim, and Leummim." From Sheba have
Germans. From Letushim are descended the Lettish people along the Baltic.
And from Asshurim have descended the Nordic North Germans.
But the ancestor of the great
majority of Germans and Austrians is Asshur, the grandson of Noah.
Most of the ancient Assyrians moved
westward from the Bible lands into Europe. But one small tribe moved
eastward and settled among the Persians. Historians called them the
"History", bk. 1, § 125). The region where they settled is
today called Kharmania or Carmania. The oriental Kerman rugs, recognized
the world over for their fine quality, are made in this region.
What Did Assyrians Look Like?
What did the ancient Assyrians look
like? Here is the answer: "In the Zagros hills and across the plain
to the Tigris, there lived a ... FAIR-HAIRED ... PEOPLE akin to the Guti
[the Goths] who ... remained in what was afterwards Assyria, the
land to Akkad" (page 5 of "The Sumerians").
When the ancient Greek writers
wanted to distinguish the Assyrians from the Arameans or Syrians, the
Greeks called the Assyrians, "Leucosyri" -- meaning
"WHITES" or "BLONDS" as distinct from the VERY
BRUNETTE SYRIANS who still live in Mesopotamia.
Why Germans Call Themselves
Perhaps you have never thought of it
-- but the Germans do not call themselves "German." They refer
to themselves as DEUTSCH, and to their country as DEUTSCHLAND. Why?
Let's turn back the pages of history
for the answer.
The Assyrians anciently called their
land "Athur" – the Indo-Germanic form of the Semitic word
"Asshur" ("Encyclopedia Britannica", article,
Sometimes the name "Athur"
was shortened simply to "Tyr" in the Indo-European tongue.
Asshur or Tyr was worshipped as the god
of war by
all the ancient world. His name was placed on the THIRD DAY of the week
-- called "Tuesday" in the English-speaking world. Tuesday is
Tuesday is from an old Saxon word
meaning "Tiw's day." Tiw was the god of war of the Germanic
people of Europe. Tiw, or
also known by the name Tyr -- that is, Asshur. Tiw is another name of
Asshur! The Assyrians knew Asshur or Tyr was their ancestor. We should
expect, therefore, that when they
to Europe they would still be known as the sons of Tyr or Tiw, that is,
Asshur. And what do we find?
When the Germans appeared in Europe,
they claimed Tyr or Tiw as their ancestor! But what has the name
"Deutsch" to do with Tiw?
The modern German word
"Deutsch" -- as educated Germans know -- is derived from the
old Anglo-Saxon word Tiw. (See any thorough book on etymology and word
derivations.) Whenever a
calls himself Deutsch, he is saying he is Tiw's or Asshur's son -- an
Assyrian. And when he terms his country Deutschland, he is saying Tiw's
or Asshur's land -- Assyria!
Even ancient Hindu literature uses
both the word "Asgras" and "Daityas" to refer to the
Assyrians. "Daityas" is but a Sanskrit word for
"Deutsch" -- a name applied to the Assyrians over 1500 years
before the birth of Christ!
What Language Did They Speak?
But what about the common assumption
that the Assyrian language was Semitic, not Indo-Germanic? How is it that
the Hebrew-speaking House of Israel, who were carried into Assyrian captivity,
spoke an Indo-Germanic language when they arrived in
The obvious answer is, they were
forced to learn it as a result of their captivity! The common tongue of
the Assyrians was not only Semitic, but Indo-Germanic! Here is the proof!
European scholars have thoroughly
studied the language of the land of Hatti -- the ancestors of the
Hessians. They found it to be an Indo-Germanic tongue -- numerous words
of which were akin to Old High German! So many similarities were found
that Edgar Sturtevant had to declare: "To me it seems incredible
that so remarkable a situation developed in two languages independently.
I feel compelled to trace the Germanic ... to a common origin" with
the language of Hatti -- common tongue of the Western Assyrians (from
"A Comparative Grammar," page 240).
The language of the Hatti WAS the
language of the West Assyrians. Scholars today, steeped in the theory of
evolution, refuse to recognize that both people were one and the same -- because
if they did admit it, their whole system of chronology would fall like a
house of cards, and their view of world history would burst like a
Scholars admit that FOR CENTURIES
THE LANGUAGE OF THE PEOPLE WHO INHABITED ASSYRIA WAS NOT MERELY SEMITIC.
Semitic was the late LITERARY LANGUAGE of Assyria -- the language of
language of international commerce. Modern historians and archaeologists
ASSUME that the common tongue of all Assyrian people was Semitic. They
have no proof. So noted an Assyriologist
Smith admitted "... that the documents from Asia Minor and from east
of Tigris are couched in Semitic dialects spoken by men unable to
pronounce all the Semitic consonants ..." (p. xi,
"Early History of Assyria to 1000 B.C.").
The same circumstance occurred
during the Middle Ages all over Europe. The language of almost all
European scholars – and even their names -- until the time of the
-- but Latin was NOT the common tongue of the people!
most of the literature of Germany was in Latin during the Middle Ages
does not prove that the common people spoke Latin.
Just because a few of the libraries
and monuments of ancient Assyria contain records written in a Semitic
tongue, that does not demonstrate that the common people spoke the same language.
Semitic by Race, NOT Language
Asshur was a son of Shem. But after
the tower of Babel, when the languages of the world were confused
(Genesis 11), most Assyrians no longer spoke a Semitic tongue, but rather
Indo-Germanic and related tongues! The Germans, therefore, are
by race, but NOT by language!
In the days of Abraham, the Germans
or Assyrians formed a great confederation of states or tribes, speaking
several different languages (Josephus' "Antiquities of the
Jews", book 1,
One king of the Assyrians -- whom we have already discussed -- was
"Tidal, king of nations" (Genesis 14:1). The name Tidal is
Indo-Germanic, not Semitic. Another name was Arioch of Ellasar -- the
City of Asshur. He ruled Assyria from 1968-1938 B.C. The Greek historian
Ctesias preserved all the names of the successors of Arioch who ruled for
the next 1122 years. He had access to the Assyrian records from the
Persian Court. Almost all the names are non-Semitic. Most are
Indo-Germanic. Here are some examples of the Indo-Germanic names of the
early Assyrian kings: Arelios, Xerxes, Armanithos, Sphaeros, Sparthaios,
Teutaios, Ophrataios, etc. The endings of these names are, of course, the
common Greek -- s. But they illustrate how different these early kings'
names are from the Semitic name of the late king Asshur-banipal, for
Most scholars have never been
conscious of the fact that THE USE OF THE SEMITIC LANGUAGE IN ASSYRIA WAS
DUE TO THE RISING INFLUENCE OF THE ARAMAIC PEOPLE (Genesis 10:22) IN
prominent did the Arameans become that Mesopotamia is called "Padan-Aram"
-- the plain of Aram -- in the Bible (Genesis 28:2).
dark-complexioned ARAMAIC people still dwell there, and they still speak
a Semitic tongue. We call them SYRIANS today because they once composed
part of the ASSYRIAN confederation of
The Aramaic language influenced only
the Eastern Assyria Empire -- and that for hardly more than five
centuries. But the bulk of the Assyrian population was already migrating
out of Assyria. Some had already settled in Western Europe at the city of
Trier three centuries after the Flood. Others had migrated to the shores
of the Black and Caspian seas. Many went to Asia Minor even before the
days of Abraham, where they were known as the Hatti. In all these areas
the Assyrians were speaking non-Semitic languages. After Assyria fell,
her small Semitic-speaking population was expelled from Mesopotamia into
those regions where other Assyrians were already speaking Indo-Germanic
tongues. The newcomers rapidly adopted the speech of those among whom
they were now living. That is how Semitic ceased to be spoken among Assyrians
Why World Is Blind to Germany's Identity
It is Satan himself who has blinded
the world to the identity of the Assyrians. If it were known that the
language of ancient Assyria was indeed Indo-Germanic -- and that the
fabled Empire of Hatti was actually the western part of the Assyrian Empire
-- and that the Germans are actually the descendants of
Assyrians, then Satan could no longer hide the prophecies of the Bible
from the people!
Germany's identity in Bible prophecy
stands revealed. Now see what prophecy says.
Prophecy Unveils Germany's Role
Today almost no one would believe
that Palestine and the Arab world will be the vortex of the "Cold
War" in less than 10 years.
Or that Germany would be at the very
center of that vortex!
Today there are few VISIBLE signs of
unrest in the Near East. A struggle is going on in the area of the vital
British bastion at Aden. Should Nasser cause further trouble there, a serious
crisis would face the British Commonwealth.
More important is the increasing
build-up of missiles in Egypt and in Israel. But these VISIBLE signs do
not tell the REAL story. They only reveal what has happened. What we need
to discover are the INVISIBLE plans.
Right now INVISIBLE forces are at
work in the Middle East. These forces began to come out in the open in
the Iraq crisis in 1958.
But the real story goes back to
World War II. In 1941, pro-Nazi Iraqi leaders were ousted by a
British-engineered revolt during World War II. Iraq was barely saved from
For 17 long years the ousted leaders
had plotted secretly, underground, to return to power. The plot finally
succeeded with the assassination of Iraq's pro-Western King Faisal.
Immediately, the Iraqi Government extended cordial overtures to the West
Government. Now German dreams of controlling the Arab world --
momentarily dashed at the end of World War II – are blossoming again.
At the precise moment that American
and British troops landed in Lebanon in 1958 to quell the apparent spread
of Nasserism, Germany's Chancellor Adenauer demanded that the then
Secretary of State John Foster Dulles fly immediately to Bonn, Germany,
TO GIVE GUARANTEES THAT THE UNITED STATES WOULD NOT INTERVENE IN IRAQ TO
QUELL THE REBELLION. Dulles flew to Bonn
Why this German interest in Iraq, in
Egypt, in Israel, in Turkey? What's really happening UNDER COVER in the
Captain Din revealed the answers in
1958. Ali Din was the avowed exponent of the underground forces that led
to the Iraqi revolt. Here is part of his message to the Arab and the
Western world, broadcast over Iraqi Radio:
the British and Americans"
"I hate the British, Americans,
and French. I have nothing to hide. I am NOT a Communist, BUT A NAZI
...When our Arab countries are united as far as the Persian Gulf, we will
unleash a war on Israel and destroy that country and kill all Jews."
Here is the invisible force lurking
everywhere -- NAZISM! While we have had our eyes on the sinister spread
of Communism, we have been overlooking the secret revival of Nazism
Nazism is not dead! It is alive,
to wreck Western unity and to seize control of the whole Western world!
It is progressing right now before
our eyes, but our leaders do not seem to see it! Communists thought they could
take over the Middle East. But they miscalculated. When the Communist
Party was about to take over Syria, Egypt took over instead, and outlawed
the Communist Party. Nasser welcomes Russian support in his plans to
develop Egypt, BUT HE WILL NOT TOLERATE COMMUNIST CONTROL. The same moves
are now occurring in Algeria, where Ben Bella has outlawed the Communist
Though Communism remains the West's
No. 1 VISIBLE enemy, it is time we looked under cover to see what the
Nazis and Fascists -- whom the Allies thought were destroyed in World War
II – are now secretly plotting underground.
GERMANY in Prophecy!
Notice an amazing prophecy about the
Middle East in Psalm 83:1-8. It is a time of war. "Hold not Thy
peace, and be not still, O God. For, lo, Thine enemies ... have taken
crafty counsel against Thy people." They have dealt treacherously
with Judah and Israel -- with the Jews and with America and Britain! We
are God's people, Israel. The Jews are merely the tribe of Judah. But to
"They have said, 'Come, and let
us cut them off from being a nation.'" Isn't this exactly what the
Iraqi leaders have said? "For they have consulted together with one
consent: they are confederate against Thee ..."
What nations are these in confederation
against God's people? Here is the answer of this prophecy! Here is what
is yet going to take shape in the Middle East!
"Edom (Turkey), and the
Ishmaelites (Saudi Arabia); Moab (part of Jordan), and the Hagarenes
(part of Arabia); Gebal (this is the ancient name for Byblos in Lebanon),
and Ammon (Jordan) and Amalek (part of the Turks); the Philistines (the
displaced Moslems from Palestine) with the inhabitants of Tyre; ASSUR IS JOINED
WITH THEM: they have helped the children of Lot."
Who is Assur? GERMANY!
So Germany -- NOT atheistic,
communist Russia – is ultimately going to support an Arab union against
the Jews and against Israel -- Britain and America! This is what prophecy
foretells. This is God's warning to us today. The West's intervention may
temporarily save certain Arab countries from
but the very countries we are now trying to rescue are yet to turn upon
CAPTION: Three West German army officers cross French street almost
unnoticed. Thousands of West Germans are now training in France.
Notice that there is no Syria or
Egypt mentioned in this prophecy. Egypt and Syria shall be overthrown by
a Nazi-Fascist revival in Europe. Anciently the Assyrians conquered Egypt
is going to happen again (Isaiah 17:3 and Daniel 11:42).
Germany and World War III
But Germany is not only going to be
embroiled in the hot Middle East controversy, she is going to spark World
Notice the prophecies!
"O Asshur, the rod of Mine
anger," declares God. Here is a prophecy concerning Germany -- the
descendants of Asshur today! "The staff," says God, "in
their hand is Mine indignation. I will send him against an hypocritical
nation (that is, Israel --
and Britain today), and ... I will give him a charge to take the spoil,
and to take the prey, and to tread them down like the mire of the
streets" (Isaiah 10:5-6).
Our sins are mounting to heaven
itself. And God is going to punish us by the very nation whom we have
tried to buy for an ally! It is God who is going to permit the revival of
Germany -- this time in a gigantic union of 10 European powers united
religious power -- to punish us in World War III.
We won two major wars against
Germany in one generation. But the third time God is going to punish us
as we have never been punished before! The sword of war is going to
strike us "the third time" (Ezekiel 21:14), and we are going to
be led away captive to Assyria and to all nations (Isaiah 11:10-12).
Literally dozens of prophecies speak
of this terrible calamity to befall us in the 1970's.
CAPTION: German armored cars parade at Mourmelon, France, for General de
Gaulle and Chancellor Adenauer. Notice the French and German flags flying
side-by-side less than 20 years after World War II.
When our people have learned their
lesson, and repented of their sins and quit breaking God's law -- the Ten
Commandments -- and surrender their lives to their Creator, we read in
Isaiah 10:12-22: "Wherefore it shall come to pass, that when the
Lord hath performed His whole work upon Mount Zion and on Jerusalem"
-- when His people Israel and Judah have gone through trial and tribulation
-- "I," declares God, "will punish the fruit of the
heart of the king of Assyria, and the glory of his high looks. For he
saith, 'By the strength of my hand I have done it, and by my wisdom; for
I am prudent: and I have removed the bounds of the people, and have
robbed their treasures, and I have put down the inhabitants like a
valiant man: and my hand,'" continues the coming German dictator of
a United States of Europe "'hath found as a nest the riches of the
people: and as one gathereth eggs that are left, have I gathered all the
earth; and there was
moved the wing, or opened the mouth, or peeped.'
"Shall the axe," responds
God to the coming German dictator of United Europe, "boast itself
against Him that heweth therewith? or shall the saw magnify itself
against Him that shaketh it? ... Therefore shall the Lord, the Lord of
devour his thorns and his briers in one day" – by sending the
Communist hordes of Asia upon Europe!
"And it shall come to pass in
that day, that the remnant of Israel, and such as are escaped of the
house of Jacob" – that is, Britain and America, today -- "shall
no more again stay upon (rely on) him that smote them" -- we are
relying on Germany and a United Europe today to keep Communist hordes
from overrunning us -- "but shall stay upon the Lord, the Holy One
of Israel, in truth. The remnant shall return ... unto the Mighty
Germany's Final Repentance
God sent the prophet Jonah to
ancient Nineveh, the capital of ancient Assyria. The Ninevites repented.
After World War II, Germany was faced with the question of national
and Britain repented of their sins, they could have been used as was
Jonah to bring the Germans to repentance. But our people refused. We did
not show the Germans God's Way. We tried
convert them to democracy -- our human way. But God's way is not
democracy! As we refused to perform our national mission to Germany, God
will punish our people as He did Jonah!
In the meantime, God is warning
Europe of its fate THROUGH THE WORLD TOMORROW broadcast in the English,
French, and German
"And this gospel of the Kingdom shall be preached in all the world
for a witness unto ALL NATIONS; and then shall the end come," declared
Jesus in Matthew 24:14. Germany is to be warned of her sins. Because she
will not now repent, God will use her to punish us first. Then He is
going to punish her.
The entire book of Nahum -- one of
the so-called Minor Prophets -- is devoted to the final punishment of the
German-dominated Church-State union yet to arise in Europe. The setting
of the prophecy is the original fall of Nineveh about 612 B.C. What
happened to Nineveh, the ancient capital of Assyria,
type of what will happen in our day! Notice that the actual setting of
this prophecy is the time of God's "wrath" -- the Day of the
Lord (Nahum 1:2, 6). That day of God's intervention is YET FUTURE. It has
not happened yet! This prophecy, then, is for ourday!
Now notice Zechariah 10:11. Here is
another prophecy against Assyria. This prophecy was written almost a
century AFTER the original fall of Assyria. It has never been fulfilled
since. Yet God declared it would happen: "The pride of Assyria SHALL
BE BROUGHT DOWN.
Compare this with Isaiah 14:24-27.
This could not happen UNLESS THERE WERE AN ASSYRIA TODAY -- a nation so
to be able to carry our people captive in world war (Zech. l0:l0).
These prophecies are to happen
"in that day" – the climactic time of the end, when God
intervenes in human affairs (Isaiah 30:31 and 31:8).
When the nations learn their lesson
-- learn that war does not pay, then "In that day shall there be a
highway out of Egypt to Assyria, and the Assyrian shall come into Egypt,
and the Egyptians into Assyria; and the Egyptians shall serve with the
In that day shall Israel be the third with Egypt and with Assyria, even a
blessing in the midst of the land: whom the Lord of hosts shall bless,
saying, 'Blessed be Egypt my people, and Assyria the work of my hands,
and Israel mine inheritance'"
Yes, that wonderful day of peace is
coming. No more war, no more international friction!
But before that time there are
mighty big lessons to learn, and much suffering to be endured. Human
beings, it seems, will learn no other way! But for those who do repent
now, who do seek God's protection -- no matter in what nation they live –
God promises: "I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which
shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the
earth" (Revelation 3:10).