Scripture and Scholars say...

1 Ki. 14:15, God “shall scatter” Israel “beyond the river,” not all in one place.

2 Ki. 10:32, “In those days the Lord began to cut off parts of Israel...” –before their final complete exile.

2 Ki. 17:6, The Assyrian king “captured Samaria and exiled Israel”

Deut. 29:28, “cast them into another land, as it is this day”

Isa. 5:26 “the end of the earth”

Isa. 11:11-12, “the four corners of the earth”

Isa. 27:13 (Vulgate), “those lost from the land of Assyria”

Isa. 49:9, “say to the prisoners, Go forth; to them that are in darkness, Show yourselves.” An address to the lost ten tribes according to Jewish midrash “Pesikta Rabbati 31:10”

Isa. 49:21, (Ten Tribes:) “where had they been?”

Jer. 15:4, “I will cause them to be removed into all kingdoms of the earth”

Hos. 2:14, “I will allure her, and bring her into the wilderness,” not a return to Canaan.

Hos. 8:8, “Israel is swallowed up now among the nations”

Hos. 9:17, “wanderers among the nations”

Ezra 1:15, ONLY “Judah and Benjamin” returned; remaining ten tribes did not return

“Israel and Judah... developed more or less independent of the other, Israel in the north and Judah in the south; and only gradually did circumstances bring them together, and then came the inevitable clash of interests, religious as well as political.” –"Hebrew Origins," Theophile James Meek, 1936, p.76

“Israel as a kingdom was never restored from Assyria, as Judah was from Babylon after 70 years.” –Jamieson, Faucett, Brown Commentary, p.650

“There never was a real return from the exile, although some individuals doubtless returned...the captivity of Israel did not actually terminate at 538 [B.C.], nor, in fact, ever.” –Geo. Ricker Berry, Colgate-Rochester Divinity School, “Was Ezekiel in the Exile?” pp.89, 92 (Journal of Biblical Literature 49 (1930)

“Many of the towns in southern Judah and Simeon were not reoccupied after the exile. This process was quite as disastrous as it is portrayed in the Old Testament...” –Thos. Davis, “Shifting Sands,” Oxford Univ. Press, 2004

“That the Redeemer comes ‘from Zion’ [Isa. 59:20] for Israel implies that Israel is in exile...” –G.K. Beale and D.A. Carson, “Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament,” Baker Academic, 2007, p.674

“The exile, into all lands, among all nations, was as irrevocably decreed as was the destruction of the city.” –Charles C. Torrey, Yale University, Journal of Biblical Literature 56 (1937), p.206

“...the returnees came only from the tribes of Judah and Benjamin —the exiles in Babylon. The ten tribes did not return...the loss of the [ten] tribes marked the greatest demographic defeat inscribed in Jewish memory since Biblical times.” –Zvi Ben-Dor Benite, “The Ten Lost Tribes: A World History,” Oxford Univ. Press, 2009, pp.17, 117

“Evidently it was a token return...” –Frank Moore Cross, Harvard University, “A Reconstruction Of The Judean Restoration,” Journal of Biblical Literature 94 (1975), p.15

“The tree of Israel, grown from one root with various branches, was cut into pieces.” –John Calvin, cited in Boer, “John Calvin,” pp. 190-191

“The ten [tribes] which had previously been carried away being scattered among the Parthians, Medes, Indians, and Ethiopians never returned to their native country, and are to this day held under the sway of barbarous nations.” –Sulpitius Severus (circa. 360-420 A.D.), Severus, Sacred History, bk ii, ch. Ii, in Schaff, et al., transl. Sulpitius Severus

“Jewish people often thought that ten of the twelve tribes were lost and would be restored only in the end time.” –Craig Keener, “A Commentary on the Gospel of Matthew,” Eerdmans, 1999, p.315

The ten tribes’ not returning opened “a huge wound that does not heal.” –Talmudic Haga, Sefer Ha-Berit Ha-Hadash

"The prophecy of a restored and reunited Israel and Judah...was never actually to be fulfilled... Intransigence on the part of both...produced separate and irreconcilable societies that were never able to reunite." -Bruce Vawter, "Amos, Hosea, Micah, With An Introduction To Classical Prophecy," p.81






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When Parthia fell, it triggered one of the greatest migrations of people in human history. Many Semitic nations and tribes that had lived in the Parthian Empire for centuries fled out of Asia into Europe in search of new homelands. This migration took centuries to fully accomplish. This mass Semitic migration is known to historians as the Caucasian migration into Europe. It was given that name because the many millions of Parthian and Scythian refugees fleeing Asia squeezed through the Caucasus Mountain region, hence the name "Caucasian." Parthian nations and tribes which bore such names as the Sacae, the Kermans (Germanii), the Getae and the Jats became known as the Saxons, Germans, Goths and Jutes when they invaded Europe. They also transplanted Parthia's feudal system of government into Europe. The mass invasions of these "barbarians," as the Romans called them, eventually led to the complete fall of the Roman Empire. Secular histories long ago documented the above facts, but they have usually been deleted from historical accounts because modern evolutionary historians are uncomfortable with the facts.

Israel's Tribes Today book coverOne Scythian/Gothic tribe, the Vandals, migrated westward across Europe and then crossed the Mediterranean Sea into Africa. After making ancient Carthage their base, their fleets controlled the Mediterranean Sea and they conquered and "sacked" Rome. Then, the Vandals disappeared from Old World accounts. These books offer a solution concerning the final refuge of this maritime tribe. Our popular versions of the fall of the Roman Empire are quite different than what actually occurred. Most of the Goths were already Christians when they poured into Europe from Asia, and secular records indicate the Gothic conquerors of Rome actually "civilized" the Romans.

The invading Semitic Caucasians eventually conquered Europe and formed the population base of the modern European nations as well as other nations (i.e. the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, etc.) settled by Europeans. These nations rose to world prominence, amassing the dominant share of the world's power, resources, wealth, etc. Was this all an historical accident...or was a divine purpose being worked out? The Bible prophesies in many places that all the tribes of Israel will be present on earth in a climactic period called the "latter days." Genesis 49 offers specific clues and prophecies about the latter-day role and condition of each of the tribes of Israel. The Book of Hosea prophesied that the ten tribes of Israel would become very numerous after they left Palestine, and other biblical prophecies assert the so-called "lost ten tribes of Israel" will be large and powerful nations on the earth in the latter-days. The Bible especially foretells that the brother tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh, the "birthright" tribes who were destined to receive most of the earth's blessings of wealth and power, were to compose a "nation and company (or group) of nations. Judah was also prophesied to again establish a new (and militarily strong) nation in Palestine during the "latter days." Both prophecies have been fulfilled. This book reveals the clear evidence that the nations of the ten tribes of Israel are to be found among the dominant and powerful nations of the earth, exactly as the Bible prophesied. All the tribes of Israel are identified in the modern world.

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