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

 

 

 

 

 

Source Documents

Hebrews In Early Europe?

Listed on this page is a wealth of Biblical and historical source documents of interest to anyone studying the subject of the Two Houses of Israel. Included are ancient monuments, rare books, and first-hand accounts. Yet this is only a small sample of the evidence that exists concerning the migrations of Israel in early times. Read "The Bible Story" and its accompanying articles for a fuller understanding of this important subject. We encourage you to avail yourself of this wonderful research.


Scriptural Marks Of Israel. Dozens of Bible Verses in both the Hebrew and Christian Scriptures, organized by subject, provide an understanding of the promised covenantal blessings given to Israel. What people(s) match all of the identifying marks?

Israel On Assyrian Monuments. Here, in the actual words of the ancient Assyrian kings, translated into literal English, are references to the Israelites. God’s people were called by the name Khumri, which was pronounced exactly as the modern word for the Celts, Cymry. Is there a connection?

Israel On A Persian Monument: The Behistun Rock, translated into English. A key name index is also added showing the connection between the Israelites and several early European tribes.

The Spartan Israelites. Famous early Jewish historian, Flavius Josephus, as well as the Bible in the Apocrypha, state that the early Greek Spartans were Hebrews of the stock of Abraham. Here are reproduced both accounts.

Scottish Declaration Of Independence, signed at Arbroath, Scotland, in 1314 A.D., it dates the Scots back to the time of Moses, connecting them with the Scythians. Here is the complete text of this early famous document.

Origin Of The Anglo-Saxons. An extract of several pages from the greatest Anglo-Saxon historian, Sharon Turner. He states that the Saxons descended from the ancient Sacae (or Scythians)from Asia, whom we have identified as the descendants of Isaac.

Biblical Tribe Of Dan In Europe. One of the leading ethnologists of the 19th century was Robert G. Latham. Here is an extract from his famous respected study, Ethnology Of Europe, showing that the Greek and Irish Danaan were descended from the Biblical tribe of Dan. Statements in support of this are also included from the leading late-twentieth-century scholar, Dr. Cyrus Gordon.

Hebrew Connection With Gaul. A fascinating look at the Hebrew connection to the Gauls, or mound makers. This is an extract from Rev. Dr. Samuel Lysons 1865 study, “Our British Ancestors.”

The Chief Rabbis On The Lost Tribes Of Israel. In 1918 and 1950, the Chief Rabbis of the British Empire issued statements concerning the lost ten tribes. They state unequivocally that the Jews are descended only from the two tribes of the House of Judah, while the other ten tribes of Israel are still “lost.” Here is the interesting story.

The Pass Of Israel Through the Caucasus. In the 1930’s, an account was written by British Colonel R.G. Pearse, who traveled through the Dariel Pass, the actual route used by the Israelites on their journey from Assyria to Europe. Colonel Pearse’s own photos are included.

Gomer in History And Prophecy. Both Genesis and Hoseh mention a people called Gomer. Who were they? The truth is far different than is usually taught. We include an extract from a leading archaeologist and scholar of the past, Dr. Henry Sayce, who provides the answer.

Language and Geography. This is an interesting look at geography and its relation to tribal movements and languages. Did both the Britons and Hebrews have a connection to Armenia in ancient times? Here are the surprising facts.

Israel's Tribal Migrations. A map of Israel's migrations to "the appointed place," showing the routes of migrations from the Mid-East to the lands of the West. Presented sideways to print on 8-1/2 x 11 inch paper. Allow extra download time for this.

Geneological Chart, part one, showing the geneology from King David of Ancient Israel down through King Zedekiah's daughter, Tea Tephi, down to King Kenneth MacAlpin. This chart is taken from page 21 of Rev. W.H. Milner's work, "The Royal House of Britain, An Enduring Dynasty." Copies of the complete book are available from The Servant People.

Geneological Chart, part two, showing the geneology from King Kenneth MacAlpin of Scotland to Prince David. This chart is taken from page 22 of Rev. W.H. Milner's work, "The Royal House of Britain, An Enduring Dynasty." Copies of the complete book are available from The Servant People

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