The Plain Truth
GERMANY in Prophecy!
Khrushchev 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
INSET: 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!
WHERE is Germany mentioned in Biblical prophecy? Or are the
German people mentioned at all?
The German people stand today in the very shadow of the Iron
Curtain. Germany at this moment holds the key to Europe's destiny
and to Western defense. German industry and transportation
constitute the heart and arteries of Europe. Without the beating
of the German heart, Europe would quickly stagger and fall before
the ravages of atheistic Communism.
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
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
Germany 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
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 questions!
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
against the barbarism of Asia. It was on German soil that the
hordes of Asia, sweeping across eastern Europe, were more than
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
Romans and bearers of the Christian Reich or Kingdom. THEY were
therefore the CHOSEN PEOPLE of the Christian era, entrusted with
a 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 Tragedy of
the Holy 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
people who have played such an outstanding part in human history?
Assuredly not! Nor are the German people ignored!
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
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
usually 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
(Genesis 10:2). And joined with them in a Communist 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
unchanged over the centuries.
But where are Germany and Austria mentioned in the Bible
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, astounding!
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
Europe 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 ... the
connecting 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 press.
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
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
beginning, 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 Master Race.
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.
German philosophers still regard this as a special calling from
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
families 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 people.
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
to the 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
"Germani", meaning "War-men" (from the "Encyclopedia Britannica",
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
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
maintain that their city is the oldest in all Europe," writes
Josef K. L. Bihl in his textbook "In deutschen Landen," page 69.
"Trier 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
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 history?
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 Fathers".)
Did the Assyrians Invade Europe?
Yes! Jerome said so! But how did he know?
He saw them! He was an EYEWITNESS to their migrations from
Mesopotamia and the shores of the Black and Caspian seas!
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).
But the Assyrians did not remain there! They are not there today!
Of course not -- they migrated into Central Europe -- where the
Germans live today!
PHOTO CAPTION: 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
Israel" as they migrated to the British Isles, the Low Countries
and Scandinavia, they were separating from the Assyrians or
GERMANS, who took them captive.
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 Assyria!
(To be continued)
The Plain Truth
GERMANY in Prophecy!
Where is 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 --
from 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. 183)
described 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
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
These and other questions are answered in this second
Ancient Assyria was the greatest war-making power in all
history. Its soldiers were drilled to be hard-fighting WARMEN.
When the 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
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
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 Hatti or
Chatti AN 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
"king of nations."
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
Men of War or Germans. The name Chatti is but the Hebrew form of
the word GERMAN, THE VERY WORD which the Romans applied to the
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
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
G. Perrot 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
Troy in 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 Asia
Minor who came to be known by the same name -- Chatti or Hittite.
The first 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
Great 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 Hittites?
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 EMPIRE!
Professor A. H. Sayce states it was left to these people "to
invent a double-headed eagle" (page 116 of "The Hittites").
PHOTO 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
Iron 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
Marellinus, 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 22:3).
Now look at a map of Europe. We find that one of the eastern
PROVINCES OF PRE-WORLD WAR II GERMANY IS CALLED SILESIA! --
spelled 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
Bible, 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 (them)
gifts, 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 Abraham's
great-grandsons 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 come the
Swabian Germans. From Letushim are descended the Lettish people
along the Baltic. And from Asshurim have descended the Nordic
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 GERMANII
(Herodotus' "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
neighbour 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
Why Germans Call Themselves "Deutsch"
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, "Mesopotamia").
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 Asshur's day.
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
Tiwe, was 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
migrated 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
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
German 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 pricked balloon.
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 scholars,
the 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
as Sydney 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,
from "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 Protestant Reformation
was LATIN -- but Latin was NOT the common tongue of the people!
Because 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
Semitic 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,
ch. 9). 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, Panyas,
Teutamos, 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 example.
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 MESOPOTAMIA.
So prominent did the Arameans become that Mesopotamia is called
"Padan-Aram" -- the plain of Aram -- in the Bible (Genesis 28:2).
These 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 outside Mesopotamia.
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
the 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
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
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 German clutches.
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
German Government. Now German dreams of controlling the Arab
world -- momentarily dashed at the end of World War II -- are
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
U.S. 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
and gave the guarantees!
Why this German interest in Iraq, in Egypt, in Israel, in
Turkey? What's really happening UNDER COVER in the Middle East?
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:
"I Hate 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 within the
anti-Communist Western World!
Nazism is not dead! It is alive, working secretly,
underground, 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 Party.
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 continue:
"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
Nasser, but the very countries we are now trying to rescue are
yet to turn upon us!
PHOTO 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 and
Syria. It is going to happen again (Isaiah 17:3 and Daniel
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 War III!
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 --
America 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 with a
great 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.
PHOTO 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
stout 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
none that 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 hosts, ...
burn and 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 God."
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 repentance. Had
America 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
to 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
languages. "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,
was a 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 our
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
Compare this with Isaiah 14:24-27. This could not happen
UNLESS THERE WERE AN ASSYRIA TODAY -- a nation so powerful as
finally to be able to carry our people captive in world war
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
Assyrians. 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).