Rev. Ezra Stiles (1727 –1795)

Rev. Ezra Stiles (1727 –1795) was the 7th president of Yale University and in 1783 he preached a sermon before the Connecticut General Assembly and pointed out the similarities of the people who formed the United States and the Israelites of the Bible. In that sermon he called the country “God’s American Israel.” This sermon was later published into a book The United States Elevated to Glory and Honor. It is unsure if he believed that that the Anglo-Saxon and kindred people that made up America were the physical descendants of the Israelites, this is similar language that was used in those days by those that did believe that.

Clipping from The Morning Herald Hagerstown, Maryland October 1st 1945