No one will deny that from the chosen people, Israel, Christ comes.
But among the twelve tribes of Israel, from which tribe does the Messiah come?
The God of Abraham, the tenth descendant of Noah, was ancestor to Isaac, who was a son of Abraham's wife, Sarah, and the God of Isaac was ancestor to Jacob, who bought his brother's birthright with some lentil stew and got Isaac's blessing(Genesis 25:33). And, in fact, although Jacob was born second, he was as good as the first-born physiologically, for the baby conceived first is born second in the case of twins. So God said to Isaac's wife, Rebecca, that the elder would serve the younger(Genesis 25:33).
Now, the problem is, to whom was the God of Jacob ancestor? We can search for the whereabouts of God by tracking the rest of Jacob's life. After snatching Esau's birthright from Isaac, Jacob fled to his maternal uncle, Laban, fearing Esau's revenge. When he got to Laban's house, Laban had two daughters, the elder Leah and the younger Rachel.
Jacob loved the younger, Rachel. So he worked for seven years on the condition that he could marry Rachel. After seven years, however, being deceived by Laban, he came to marry the elder, Leah, against his will(Genesis 29:25). But he was able to marry Rachel after a week on the condition that he work seven years more(Genesis 29:27).
And now until Leah bore four sons, Rachel did not become pregnant. So she gave Jacob her maid-servant, Bilhah, as a wife, and Bilhah gave birth to Dan, who was the fifth son of Jacob. So, Rachel could build a family, and Dan became the eldest son of Rachel(Genesis 30:6). Furthermore, Dan became the lawful first-born of Jacob, because Rachel was a lawful wife. On this, the God of Jacob was ancestor to Dan.
Many people think that the God of Jacob was ancestor to Judah. But, this was not the case. As the Bible has it, the judgement belongs to God. Only God can judge for His people(Isaiah 43:11). And now the judgeship descended to Dan through Jacob's blessing(Genesis 49:16). Therefore, the God of Jacob was ancestor to Dan.
As for Judah, however, he fell heir to the scepter(Genesis 49:10). The scepter means authority over the world. So, the tribe of Judah was destined to wave the scepter over the world. Accordingly, Jesus came from the tribe of Judah, which had been reigning over the world. But, he must lay down the scepter when Messiah comes(John 14:30), because the scepter was destined to depart from Judah on the day of Shiloh(Genesis 49:10).
Meanwhile, some people insist that Jacob's first-born was not Dan, whom Rachel's maidservant, Bilhah, bore to Jacob, but Joseph, whom Rachel bore. To demonstrate such insistence, they take the case of Ishmael, whom Sarah's maidservant, Hagar, bore to Abraham. But Dan's case was quite different from the case of Ishmael, for Sarah did not accept Ishmael as her son; whereas, Rachel accepted Dan as her first son(Genesis 30:6). Therefore, Dan was Jacob's first-born who would judge his people. On this, only the Danites are left out of the scene in which the angel, ascending from the sunrise, seals the servants of God(Revelation 7:2). The angel holding a seal from the living God is the Messiah who has come from the Danites, and is Shiloh who bites the horse's heels, so that its rider, Jesus(Matthew 21:7) tumbles backwards(Genesis 49:17).
1) The Migration of the Danites
Most Biblicists have so far thought that the Danites, after settling down in Canaan, have been living in Israel until these days. But this is not the case. The Danites, not coming into inheritance among the tribes of Israel(Judges 18:1), attacked the city of Laish and settled there until the time of the captivity of the land(Judges 18:27-30). After the time of the captivity, seeking a place of their own where they might settle, the Danites left Canaan for the East about B.C. 1200. But, we cannot find out the whereabouts of the Danites in the Bible, because the writers of the Bible did not describe the history of the Danites. But, it was a great providence of God that the history of the Danites was left out of the Bible.
As the Bible has it, because the world was under the rule of Satan(Micha 7:1-6,James 4:4), the people of God used to be despised and persecuted in front of the people of Satan. Cain murdered his brother, Abel(Genesis 4:8), and the teachers of the Law killed prophets and persecuted apostles. Rome destroyed Jerusalem and Hitler also massacred more than six million Jews. Therefore, God could not but hide the Danites, from whom Messiah would come, lest the Danites should be destroyed totally in the world of Satan. On this account, the Danites became the stone which the builders of the Bible rejected(Matthew 21:42).
Meanwhile, before the whereabouts of the Danites was left out of the Bible, God revealed His intention through Samson of the Danites. Samson, who was dedicated to God from his birth(Judges 13:5), did not eat the products of the vine(Judges 13:14) which symbolized Jesus(John 15:1). Moreover, he killed the lion(Judges 14:6) which symbolized Judah(Genesis 49:9). So, Samson became the symbol of the salvation of Israel.
And now, since they left Canaan, the Danites arrived at the basin of Chingaria near to Mount Altai via the north-east of Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Iran, and lived there for about a hundred years. During their residence, there were many changes and substitutions in the life of the Danites. For example, the younger generation for the older generation, agricultural life for nomadic life, Altaic for Hebrew and so on. After then, the succeeding generations continued to move to the East. After passing over the Mongolian plateau via Tienshan road, they arrived at the region of the Heungan ridge and enjoyed a cultural renaissance there for a while. After this cultural renaissance, the main branch of the succeeding generations, migrating through Manchuria, reached the Korean peninsula and founded the first Korean tribal state, named Ko-Chosun(古朝鮮;the ancient Chosun), near Pyongyang(circa 1,000 B.C.). This is recognized as the founding of the Korean nation. Ko-Chosun, with its Bronze Age culture, existed until the introduction of the Iron Age culture from the Han dynasty of China.
There is much evidence and many archeological finds indicating that the Danites immigrated to the Korean peninsula and founded the tribal state, Ko-Chosun. Because too many years have passed away, these findings would be somewhat uncertain. But, it is fortunate that many pieces of evidence still remain, in spite of the passage of long ages.
a. Historical research
The Korean people are not natives, but immigrants through Manchuria. So, the Korean people belong to the lineage of a northern nomadic race, and the foundation of Korean culture is also rooted in northern nomadic culture. Such a discovery presents the indisputable fact that Korean people belong to the lineage of the Danites, who migrated to the Altaic region. Because of this, the Korean people are called "Altaic people". On the other hand, the founder of Korea was Dangun(the suffix gun means a "King"). Because the Korean people were the descendants of Dan, to honour Dan, they called their first king Dangun.
Dangun founded "Dangun-Chosun", which we call Ko-Chosun, at the basin of the Daedong river. He also set up many altars of stone and held religious ceremonies. So, many altars of stone and their ruins remain until now.
Meanwhile, the spirit of the national foundation of Ko-Chosun was "Extension of human welfare and ideal Enlightenment over the world". Because Dangun already knew that the Messiah would come to Korea and enlighten the whole wold, he propagandized this grand foundational idea. Furthermore, there were "The Eight Commandments", such as, do not kill man, steal nothing from other's, similar to the "Ten Commandments". As we have seen so far, many historical and archeological findings demonstrate that the Korean people are actually the descendants of the Danites.