Q. Who is Ephraim in Ezekiel 37:18-19 ? The British Israel false teachers say it’s the Church or even America, which I do not believe, but who is that verse referring to ? And who is Ephraim today?
A. In Ezekiel 37:15-28 God had Ezekiel explain that the northern and southern kingdoms (called Ephraim and Judah) would one day be reunited into one nation again with David as their king. Therefore Ephraim does not symbolize some modern entity or nation, but represents the 10 tribes of Israel who rebelled after the death of King Solomon and formed the northern kingdom. They were conquered by and absorbed into Assyria about 720 BC. This prophecy began its fulfillment in the re-birth of Israel in 1948 and will be completed in Israel’s Kingdom Age, the time Christians know as the Millennium.