Skip to comments.Are the Taliban Descended From One of Ten Lost Tribes of Israel?
Posted on 01/09/2010 7:56:47 PM PST by Shellybenoit
Every Friday night observant Jews bless their sons by saying, "may you be like Manasseh and Ephraim," the two sons of the biblical Joseph, who were the first Jews, born outside of the Holy Land. The blessing expresses the hope that, just like Joseph's sons, today's Jewish sons will hold fast to their religion despite the fact they live in the diaspora.
Manasseh and Ephraim are two of the famous lost ten tribes, who were carted away into exile more than 2,500 years ago. Descendants of the tribe of Manasseh have been found living in India, and many of them are moving to Israel.
As far as Ephraim, many people believe that their descendants are now fighting against the United States in Afghanistan,and are now called the Taliban.
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Amo 9:9 For, lo, I will command, and I will sift the house of Israel among all the nations, like as corn is sifted in a sieve, yet shall not the least grain fall upon the earth.
I think one day we’ll all be very surprised at how far and wide the tribes of Israel ended up over time.
Fascinating article. Thanks for posting.
Fascinating articles. Thanks for posting.
Perhaps after everyone gets their DNA tested, we’ll figure all this out.
I read a book by an English Officer, stationed in Western India, now Pakistan. He said some of the locals claimed to be descendants of Alexander's soldiers. He also said that the locality had a chain of hills, all with non-Indian, wild date palms growing on their tops. Local legend held that the date palms originally grew from seeds spit onto the ground by Alexander's troops, who were issued dried, compressed, dates carried from what is now Iraq.
The English Officer did not if that was true, but he said that if a General holding the territory to the West wanted to set out a line of pickets, to make sure no large army approached him unawares from the Indus valley, he would have chosen the hills topped with wild date palms.
You’re welcome, afraidoftherepublic!
As for the descendents of Alexander’s troops, Pilsner, they are the Kalash people.
(Not to be confused with the Indo-Aryans of northern India, who have had a presence in the Subcontinent well before Alexander.)
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actually, in a movie about the ten lost tribes, they pointed out that the Pashtun tribal customs were similar to Jewish customs.
The Taliban is concentrated in the Pashtun tribes, but not all Pashtun are Taliban.
The film also pointed out that a “Semetic” kingdom was in the area (the “Stan” areas) in ancient times, and now that the Soviet Union is dead, that westerners need to go and check if there are still Jews and Jewish artifacts in the area.
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