Skip to comments.The Ten 'Lost' Tribes Of Israel Were Never Actually Lost
Posted on 05/12/2016 2:26:54 PM PDT by amessenger4god
Of all the dozens and dozens of signs pointing to the imminent return of Christ, two clearly stand above the rest:
1. In a technical sense the Gospel has now been preached to every nation on earth in fulfillment of Mark 13:10. Some scholars argue that we must interpret the Greek word for "nation" strictly as an individual ethnic group, but even if that is the correct interpretation, this prophecy was likely fulfilled sometime toward the end of the 20th century or the beginning of this century. There are certainly still several isolated tribes where the Gospel has not been preached, but the biblical "nation" must necessarily encompass a larger people group than merely a single tribe or else Paul could not have said of the Mediterranean world of his time in Colossians 1:23:
This is the gospel that you heard and that has been proclaimed to every creature under heaven, and of which I, Paul, have become a servant.
Good Poet - Thanks!
"Tribe travel west, over stream, over river, over mountain, over mountain, over river, over stream!
Then come big day... tribe fall over cliff.
That when Hekawi get name. Medicine man say to my ancestor, "I think we lost. Where the heck are we?".
"Where the heck are we?" became "We're the Hekawi".
Rangers never get lost, either. The term is “terrain bewilderment”.
Furthermore, those Jewish people who were dispersed did not all assimilate. Many dispersed around the Mediterranean and continued to practice their faith.
Later, Alexander the Great succeeded in conquering the Mediterranean area and installing Greek as the language of commerce.
Just prior to the coming of Christ, around 200 B.C., the dispersed Jews recognized that they needed scriptures in their native language. In Alexandria, Egypt, they translated the the Old Testament scriptures into the Greek Septuagint. Many quotations of the Old Testament by the New Testament actually come from this Greek version.
By the time of Paul, Greek was a “universal” language, there were friendly synagogues in many of the communities which Paul visited, and there were scriptures available in Greek which most could understand and many could read.
By God’s providence, the “dispersion” of the Jews by the Assyrians served to set the stage for the preaching of the Gospel hundreds of years later throughout the western world.
Your claim about the Book of Mormon is false. The Book of Mormon does not say the 10 Tribes migrated to the New World. It mentions two groups that came to the Americas about 600 B.C. The main early.character was Lehi who was from Manassa, the tribal origin of his travel companions is not mentioned. The other group, who sailed a different route to the Americas consisted of one of King Zedakiah’s sons who escaped his father’s murderers, and travelled with others who were presumably Jews, and likley some Phonecians, but the Book of Mormon never mentions their tribal origins.
I disagree with your other assertions, but cannot comment specifically on them at this time.
The Hebrew Bible does not contain the phrase “Ten Lost Tribes” or its equivalent.
In addition to Judah together with Benjamin being known, it’s also obvious the Tribe of Levi is not “lost.” Perhaps the “lost tribes” just refers to the loss of most tribal identity among those who are known to be Jewish.
This older book is from an lds perspective but will interest anyone as it draw mainly from genealogies and archeology on where the "lost" tribes went
The tribe of Ephraim emigrates north across Europe and splits into groups. Traveling through the Caucus region. As a side note the word Caucasian is from this area
Lots on the other tribes as well.
The prophet Jeremiah leaves with two daughters of Zedkiah and bring the coronation stone (used in the Bible) to Ireland. Tea Tephi married into the Irish royal line and the other daughter into the Spanish royal line according to the genealogical record. The stone is now set in the chair in Westminster Abbey where they still crown all the kings of England.
The "son" of Zedekiah who came with the Mulekites was likely his nephew according to Hugh Nibley or Mulekites may have come form the bible translation for "little king" = Malkiyahu
At least one major error is in this explanation.
Yes, all 12 tribes went into the captivity in Babylon - but scripture is very clear - only Judah and Benjamin VOLUNTARILY returned to rebuild Jerusalem AFTER the captivity. The other tribes were apparently quite content to stay in Babylon and had prospered there. They also apparently assimilated with the peoples of the area and their identity was presumably forever lost as a separate people.
Thus the post-exilic tribes were only Judah and Benjamin that left the comfort of Babylon for the dangers, insecurities, and risk that was involved in returning to a place of desolation surrounded by enemies - an incredibly brave move.
I know of no historical indication of any from the other 10 tribes ever returning.
Thus the Jews that were found in the Palestine area (there was never a country named that - name came from Romans who desired to prevent Jewish nationalism from ever re-occurring) in the early 1900’s were all descendants from the two tribes alone, and all the Jews that emigrated to Europe were also from these two tribes.
This historical fact is the origin of the concept of the lost 10 tribes........
On the return from the Babylonian captivity, sacrifices were made for ALL the tribes.
When Joseph and Mary took Jesus to the the Temple where Simeon prophesied concerning the child they also met a prophetess,Anna of the tribe of ASHER.
But then there is still the problem with the Afghan tribe who still circumcises their children at 9 days and are believed to be one of the tribes that did not go back to Judea.
When the kingdom split many from the south went north and many from the north went south.
Not to mention that the Capital was an open city where you could find members of any and all tribes.
There never were ten lost tribes.
One small correction: The Stone of Destiny is in Edinburgh, Scotland. It was last used in the coronation of Elizabeth II. The next time it will be in England will be for the coronation of the next King of England as per the agreement between England and Scotland.
The history of the stone is absolutely fascinating. Some believe it to be "Jacob's pillow".
History repeats. Joseph himself was presumed lost to history and/or dead. Yet, he was ruler over all of Egypt, hiding in plain sight.
The complicated expert analyses about which people went where and when are going to be upended by simple, blatant meanings.
Family trees. Joseph + Judah = house + lineage = beit + lechem
Ephraim shall not envy Judah, and Judah shall not vex Ephraim.
Because enough is enough... this goes on every day in religion and politics.
From f troop?
The Books of Esther, Daniel and Tobit both deal with Israelites in the Mesopotamia. Like those who went to Egypt provide a place for those exiled . Jeremiah ended his day in Egypt. Further, ought we not to assume that from the Days of the unified kingdom of David and Solomon, that Israelite engaged in trade were widely dispersed. That for many of these, their religion was their common bond.
Yes, from F-troop.
The historical tracing of the ten northern tribes westward from the Caucacus region through Europe to the British Isles by British Israel theorists, is a fascinating story to be sure.
Scripture is claimed to support the theory, by “scripture,” or course the old testament is meant, for the new testament says nothing at all about it.
If such an important thing as this were true
- since most of the old testament is addressed to “Israel,” the ten northern tribes they tell us, then most of the Bible has to be ABOUT these ten tribes, allegedly the Caucasian peoples of the west -
then surely Jesus would have known it, and passed this on to his apostles. Doesn’t it say in Luke 24:45, that Jesus “opened their understanding that they might understand the scriptures?” The same OT scriptures, the British Israelite proponents claim as chief support for their theory.
Yet we find no evidence in Acts or the epistles that the apostles believed and taught such. On the contrary, it is clear that when they used the word “Israel” it NEVER meant what the British Israel proponents say it means.
Is it time for a hollow earth ping?
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