Joseph’s dream in the Presidential Seal of America

Joseph was a visionary, and even as a young teenager he was set apart from his brothers who disparagingly referred to him as a dreamer. They considered him as someone who did not dwell in the real world, and they thought he had ideas beyond his station. The Bible records Joseph’s dreams and one of the most important of these is recorded as follows:

‘Look, I have dreamed another dream. And this time, the sun, the moon, and the eleven stars bowed down to me.’ So he told it to his father and his brothers.

(Genesis 37:9-10)

In a previous dream Joseph had talked of eleven sheaves of grain bowing down to his sheaf. His eleven brothers hated him for his words, as to them they seemed to indicate that their little upstart brother was going to rule over them. When Joseph came out with this second dream his brothers envied him all the more. That Joseph’s dreams were about his ruling over the whole family of Jacob is made very clear by the way that Jacob himself interpreted them. Jacob’s very words are recorded for us, and this is what he said:

What is this dream that you have dreamed? Shall your mother and I and your brothers indeed come to bow down to the earth before you?

(Genesis 37:10)

It is clear from this that in Joseph’s dream, Jacob saw himself as symbolised by the sun, and his wife Rachel as the moon, whereas Joseph’s eleven brothers were symbolised by the eleven stars. Thus in this prophetic dream, the sun, the moon and the stars appear as the symbol of the whole Jacob/Israel family with the exception of Joseph himself. Yet Joseph was also a son of Jacob and therefore part of the Israel family. Consequently, if each of the sons of Jacob were to be symbolised by a star, then Joseph too needs to be added to complete the picture. As Joseph’s two sons Ephraim and Manasseh were made equal in status with the other tribes, the result would be 13 stars representing the whole family of Israel. Therefore, any symbol or heraldic emblem portraying the sun, the moon and the thirteen stars must be regarded as an emblem of Israel!

Where in the world do we find such an emblem today?

There is only one place and that is on the official Seal of the President of the United States! Thus we find Joseph’s dream, representing the whole family of Israel, portrayed in the Presidential Seal!

We find this same emblem also on the flag of the President of the United States, as well as woven into the carpet in front of the President’s desk in the Oval Office at the White House.


The fact that every official national and presidential emblem of the United States has its origin in ancient Israel simply cannot be mere coincidence. Instead it provides us with further evidence that the original Anglo-Saxon and Celtic immigrants of America who, together with others from many nations, are the modern day descendants of the lost house of Israel. From the fact that the 13 stars on the Presidential Seal represent the whole family of Israel, we can also conclude that within the American population are found representatives of each of the 13 tribes of Israel with Manasseh being the leading tribe. Moses in his day solemnly warned the ancient Israelites of the dire consequences they would suffer if they were to break the covenant they had entered into at Mount Sinai. His warning contained the following statement:

Moreover, the LORD will scatter you among all peoples, from one end of the earth to the other end of the earth; and there you shall serve other gods.

(Deuteronomy 28:64 NASB)

(Joseph’s dream in the royal blue carpet in the Oval Office of the President of the United States of America)

(The Seal of the President of the United States of America)

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