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Yup, it's what you'd call "a dog's breakfast." Where does fact end and fantasy begin?
I confess that I probably encountered BI around the same time as Neil, as a flagship component in the rat-bag of doctrines promoted by Herbert Armstrong, an ad-man who turned his considerable talents to the biblicist tithe-farming industry. One of his most popular books was The United States and British Commonwealth in Prophecy, actually a plagiarised rehash of a classic BI text by J. H. Allen (Judah's Sceptre and Joseph's Birthright.) The US was viewed as literal heir to the tribe of Manasseh, joining the English Ephraimites as beneficiaries of the Eternal's blessings. But there were obvious complications; for example, how did you get the Judean royal family - David's throne - grafted over onto the Brits who were supposedly descended from Ephraim, not Judah? That's the purpose of this chart, and I think you'll agree that what it lacks in facticity it more than makes up in creativity.
I still remember trying to make sense of all that as a fifteen-year old. I took the book on the family summer holiday break at the beach as reading material (go figure!) As Yoda might say, "sorely disappointed was I." To spot this garbage again brings a sulphurous whiff of nostalgia for a world that has long passed.
Except... there are indeed still people who believe this stuff is for real. It's foundational to a variety of sects including the United Church of God. Yes, they are a bit more discrete about it, and their charts might have nicer fonts, cooler artwork and carefully selected color coding, but that's little more than lipstick on a pig.
Whether this particular exemplar really helps Neil make his case I'm not sure, but clearly history and myth do indeed mix, as the chart demonstrates. This material has all the cogency of those contemporary orthodox theologies that insist that Adam (clearly a mythological character) wrecked creation, and that the whole need for salvation is predicated on this sinful bit of fiction. If anything that's even sillier than BI.
And if you're wondering whether anyone ever got around to sharing the exciting news of Davidic descent with members of the Windsor family, I recollect that a high-ranking Fijian chieftain (Ratu), who also happened to be a member of the Armstrong church in the 1970s, reportedly presented Prince Philip with a copy of the book referred to above during a tour of the Pacific nation.
His Royal Highness' reaction was not recorded.