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

 

 

 

 

 

Christian Two-House Scholars

 


A growing number of Christians are coming to recognize that the prophecies given to the Houses of Israel and Judah differ in many major respects, signaling their separate existence throughout this age. A knowledge of this will help to facilitate the rejoining of these two houses at the end of this age, and should also be a source for friendship and understanding between them today.


 

Steven M. Collins:

Did the Israelites Fear the Sea? Were the ancient Hebrews locked to the land, or were they active in maritime activities? Here is the answer!

Four Reasons the Jews Are Judah.

Issachar In the Modern World.

Tribe of Benjamin In the Latter Days

Tribe of Judah In the Latter Days.

House of Joseph In the Latter Days.

Ephraim and Manasseh In the Modern World

The Missing Simeonites

The Serpent Seed Heresy

Tribe of Zebulon in the Latter Days

American Indians

Israelite Origin Of The Scythians

The Tribe Of Gad

Divine Diet - part one

Divine Diet - part two

The Khazar-Jewish Link

Military Service for Christians

Christ's Warning Concerning Church Government

Christian Rights and Responsibilities

Devouring Widow's Houses

The Two Witnesses

Japan's Role in Prophecy

The Fall Of Babylon the Great

Jerusalem: The "Burdensome Stone"

Is the Earth 6,000 Years Old?

United States In Bible Prophecy

Christ's Five Warnings To Believers

PDF Format Articles:

Ezekiel chapters 38 and 39 in pdf format

What Kind of Captivity? in pdf format

J.S. Brooks:

First Americans Out Of Europe and Video Links

A Question Of Origin: Linguistic Evidence of Israel

Others:

Wisdom From The Past: Bible translators Ferrar Fenton and Benjamin Wilson, were the authors of the "Holy Bible In Modern English" and the "Emphatic Diaglott." Both scholars were ardent believers in the Anglo-Israel or Two House doctrine.

Parthian Batteries: Electroplating of ancient cutting tools? A modern tool and die maker explains that ancient stone masons may have used an electroplating process in order to cut stone and other materials to such exacting standards. An excellent companion article to the book, "Parthia: The Forgotten Ancient Superpower and its Role in Biblical History" by Steven M. Collins.

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