927 CE – 1707 CE

Kingdom of England

“And Joseph called the name of the firstborn Manasseh: For God has caused me to forget all my troubles and my father's family [Genesis 41:50-51] And Joseph called the name of the firstborn Manasseh: For God, said he hath made me forget all my toil, and all my father's house.” [Genesis 41:51].

Manasseh was the eldest son of Joseph, grandson of Jacob, and progenitor of the tribal Pattern of forgetting. During the scattering years, Joseph, through his son, Manasseh, went through the forgetting process, which resulted in the 'lost tribes of Israel.' However, Manasseh would see the era when his people would become a great nation in the European world. For 780 years the great Pattern of Manasseh was in effect, which I will now explain. The Kingdom of Manasseh, that is to say, The Kingdom of England was a state from 927 CE to 1707 CE. The Acts of Union was developed in 1707 CE, which joined the Kingdom of England [Joseph] and the Kingdom of Scotland [Judah]. The two states were previously separate states with separate legislatures, but with the same monarch since 1603 CE, when the two countries formed the single Kingdom of Great Britain. The two countries shared a monarch for about 100 years when the Union of the Crowns took place in 1603, when King James VI of Scotland inherited the English throne from his cousin, Queen Elizabeth I. James VI became King James I over the United Kingdom of Great Britain.

Strong's #4519 Manasseh: Menashsheh [pronounced men-ash-sheh] also Menashe, Menatch, Manasseh, Menasseh, Manasse, Menasseh - which means causing to forget, to forget, deprive, to be forgotten, allow to be forgotten, and also exacteth. [exacteth here means precise, not allowing for any variation, rigorous and thorough].

Strong's #5382 Forget: nashah {naw-shaw'} meaning: forget, deprive, exacteth, deprive, to forget, to be forgotten, to cause to forget from displacement [diaspora], and/or allowed to be forgotten - self inflicted or forced dispersement. The term diaspora (Ancient Greek, "a scattering or sowing of seeds") is used to refer to any people or ethnic population forced or induced to leave their traditional ethnic homelands; being dispersed throughout other parts of the world, and the ensuing developments in their dispersal and culture.

As Manasseh was born first, so does the Pattern for Manasseh come into play first. The pattern for Manasseh, the elder brother, waxed and waned before the Pattern of Ephraim began to be great, however, there was an overlapping effect with the two Patterns. The Northern Israelites fulfilled the Manasseh Pattern first, then the same people experienced the greater Pattern of Ephraim. Manasseh couldn't become a 'multitude of nations' because the time wasn't right yet when this Pattern was in force. The tribes hadn't settled in to their new homelands, nations had to be built, governments set up, boundaries established, kings and queens to coronate, there were many lands and nations to take ownership of, before the Pattern of Ephraim could take effect.

The Manasseh pattern played out its role quite effectively in the past, beginning in 927 CE and lasting until 1707 CE. This is the period of time that the Kingdom of England was a state (927-1707) in its own right, before the uniting of the Kingdom of Great Britain.