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 TEACHING BOX 12A

The Joining of the Two Sticks

The Joining of the Two Sticks

Ezekiel is instructed by Jehovah to write on one stick “for Judah” and on another stick “for Joseph, the stick of Ephraim.”

“for Judah”

ANCIENT TIMES

Two-tribe kingdom of Judah

MODERN TIMES

The anointed

“for Joseph, the stick of Ephraim”

ANCIENT TIMES

Ten-tribe kingdom of Israel

MODERN TIMES

The other sheep

“they become just one stick in your hand”

ANCIENT TIMES

537 B.C.E. True worshippers return from the nations, rebuild Jerusalem, and worship as one nation.

MODERN TIMES

Since 1919, God’s people are gradually reorganized and united to serve as “one flock.”