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






Language Scholars Prove That The Link Exists!


Hebrew and English:

Etymology Studies

The language connection

The language of the early Hebrews bears an amazing correspondence to a number of European languages, including English. Can all of this be just a coincidence, or is there a connection? Here is the evidence.


ADONIS is from the Hebrew Adon meaning Lord or Ruler. Exodus 23:17 says:
Exo 23:17 Three times in the year all thy males shall appear before the LORD GOD.
Adon with the Hebrew suffix AI (meaning 'MY') added is ADONAI, ("MY LORD") which is the most common name of God in the Hebrew text of the Bible.

The Norse God Odin is derived from the Hebrew word, Adon, as is the Tuetonic God, WODEN, from which we get our day of the week, Wednesday.

Odin was the Norse leader to led the Caucasian tribes out of Asia and into Scandinavia in ancient times. In ancient Egypt, Biblical Joseph, father of Ephraim and Manasseh, was the ADON, or ruler, olver all the land of Egypt. Genesis 45:9 says,

Gen 45:8 So now it was not you that sent me hither, but God: and he hath made me a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house, and a ruler throughout all the land of Egypt.

Gen 45:9 Haste ye, and go up to my father, and say unto him, Thus saith thy son Joseph, God hath made me LORD of all Egypt: come down unto me, tarry not:

Another variation of this is the word, ADAM, meaning man or ruddy, was the earth's lord and master, and was to take dominion over all the earth.

How about another related word: MADONNA, from the Latin mea (my) and donna (lady); or "MY LADY." The title, lady is the feminine of Lord (as in Lords and Ladies). The pagan Romans worshipped a female goddess called Mea Domina, or the Mother Ruler, which became corrupted into the mother of Jesus after Christianity came to Rome.


The Hebrew-Phoenicians were great traders throughout the known world, and we see that in our word market even today. Market comes from the Latin word MERCARI, meaning to trade, which in turn came from the Hebrew-Phoenician word,. MIKHER, meaning to pay a price, as seen in II Samuel 24:24:
2 Sam 24:24 And the king said unto Araunah, Nay; but I will surely buy it of thee at a PRICE: neither will I offer burnt offerings unto the LORD my God of that which doth cost me nothing. So David bought the threshingfloor and the oxen for fifty shekels of silver.

MOCHAR (MAH-KHAR means a merchant in Genesis 37:36, speaking of Joseph in Egypt:

Gen 37:36 And the Midianites SOLD him into Egypt unto Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh's, and captain of the guard.
From this original Hebrew word we have our modern words Commerce, market, mart, mercantile, mercenary, merchandise, mercer, merchant, mercury, and mercy.

The Hebrew word, AMEN, (meaning so be it, it is true and certain) is the root of our word, Amenable, (meaning willing to believe and submit, agreable).

The word Money comes from the Hebrew word, Mone (Moan-Eh), meaning a weight or coin. Ezekiel 45:12 says:
Ezek 45:12 And the shekel shall be twenty gerahs: twenty shekels, five and twenty shekels, fifteen shekels, shall be your MANEH.

Related words, Mana, means to count or number in II Kings 12:11,
2 Ki 12:11 And they gave the money, being told, into the hands of them that did the work, that had the oversight of the house of the LORD: and they laid it out to the carpenters and builders, that wrought upon the house of the LORD,
MINA means to number as in:

Dan 5:25 And this is the writing that was written, MENE, MENE, TEKEL, UPHARSIN.
Dan 5:26 This is the interpretation of the thing: MENE; God hath numbered thy kingdom, and finished it.

MAMON is money, from a related Aramaic word, mamona meaning riches.
Etymologist Ernest Klein says that the latin word moneta meaning mint and money is conjectured to be from Phoenician Hebrew origin.


The word mystery is "the secret worship of a deity or a secret thing." The Hebrew word, MESTAR is a secret place:

Jer 13:17 But if ye will not hear it, my soul shall weep in secret places for your pride; and mine eye shall weep sore, and run down with tears, because the Lord's flock is carried away captive.

Related Hebrew words are bimestar meaning secretly in Psalm 10:9, and misootar is secret in Proverbs 27:5. Yet another related word is Nistaros:

Deu 29:29 The secret things belong unto the LORD our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law.

In pre-Christian Greece and Italy, they worshipped Astarte, which is linked to the pagan Phoenician and Syrian Ashtoreth, which in turn was adopted from ancient Babylon and Assyrian Ishtar; all were a magical mystery religion. The word mystic is also related.


Botany comes from the Greek word botane, meaning a plant or herb, but possibly even earlier from the Hebrew Nabhat, meaning a sprout; the Hebrew boten are nuts in Genesis 43:11, and Nebh(eg) is a fungus. The Semitic Arabic word batatis is the root of potato.


The dictionaries aren't sure what Europe means, but in ancient Greek mythology, Europa was a Phoenician princess who was carried off to the West. In Hebrew, the word, West, is (Ma)Urobh, as in Psalm 103:12. The root of this Hebrew word is EREV, meaning EVENING, and west is the direction of the setting sun of the evening-time. This word appears in Genesis 1:5. In fact, ancient Assyrian monuments speak of the land of EREB, meaning "Setting Sun Land." Likewise, ASU (ASHU) was Assyrian lingo for "land of the rising sun," and of course, the sun rises in the EAST. So we see where we got the modern terms.


Speaking of evening, the Hebrew word for that is (HEY)-EVE, meaning to darken or grow cloudy. (YA)EV in Lamentations 2:1 means "covered with a cloud."


Hebrew language scholar, Dr. Isaac Mozeson, wrote an entire dictionary of words which in English are derived from Hebrew. It is entitled, "The Word, The Dictionary That Reveals the Hebrew Source of English, and includes over 5,000 words with a Hebrew origin. Most modern dictionaries ignore this connection even for words with a very obvious Hebrew connection, such as "jubilee" and "jubiliate," etc. The aforementioned words are usually only ascribed to Latin or Greek! Thus, the truth has been obscured on the Hebew-English connection.

 Also read our tract on "The Hebrew-English Connection" for more information.


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