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

 

 

 

 

 

An Antidote To Those Who Reject Biblical Law!

 

The Ten Commandments

From the New Testament

The basis of new testament moral law

Every one of the Ten Commandments of Exodus 20 and
Deuteronomy 5 is reinforced in the New Testament.


 Moses and the Ten Commandments     The Apostle Paul advised us, “For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.” (Gal. 5:14; compare Matt. 19:19; Mark 12:31) Paul was not saying that the law was ended, but that in the end, our obedience of the law would lead to a true love for our fellowman. In fact, this is an Old Testament concept, for Paul was actually quoting from the law in Leviticus 19:18 when he said this. The Apostle Paul quoted favorably from the Mosaic law dozens of times in contexts reaffirming its continuing relevance for Christians. He would not have done so if the law was abrogated and meant to be forgotten. Read Romans 3:31 for the Apostle’s view of the continuance of the law for Christians. Every one of the Ten Commandments from the Old Testament (Exodus 20; Deuteronomy 5) is reaffirmed in the New Testament, as outlined below:

1.  Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God.” (Matt.4:10) “God is a Spirit and they that worship Him must worship Him in Spirit and in truth.” (John 4:24)

2.  “Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry.” (1Corinthians 10:14)

3.  “Swear not at all.” (Matt. 5:34; Jms. 5:12) “Let your communication be Yea, yea; Nay, nay; for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.” (Matt. 5:37; cp. Eph. 4:29)

4.  “There remaineth therefore a sabbath-rest [sabbatismos] for the people of God. For he that has entered into his rest, he [Jesus] also has ceased from his own works, as God did from his. Let us therefore give diligence to enter into that rest that no man fall after the example of disobedience.” (Heb. 4:9-11)

5.  “Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. Honor thy father and mother; which is the first commandment ...that it may be well with thee and thou mayest live long on the earth.” (Eph. 6:1-2)

6.  “Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.” (IJohn 3:15)

7.  “I say unto you that whosoever looketh upon a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.” (Matt. 5:28)

8.  “Let him that stole steal no more, but rather let him labor, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth.” (Eph. 4:28)

9.  “Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbor; for we are members one of another.” (Eph. 4:25)

10.   “...covetousness,let it not be once named among you as becometh saints, ...for this ye know, that no whoremonger, or unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolator, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.” (Eph. 5:3,5)

 

 

THE TEN COMMANDMENTS

AS RHYMED IN McGUFFEY’S READER USED IN EARLY AMERICAN HOMES AND SCHOOLS FOR GENERATIONS:

1.   Thou no gods shalt have but me.

2.   Before no idol bend the knee.

3.   Take not the name of God in vain.

4.   Dare not the Sabbath day profane.

5.   Give to thy parents honor due.

6.   Take heed that thou no murder do.

7.   Abstain from words and deeds unclean.

8.   Steal not, for thou by God art seen.

9.   Tell not a willful lie, nor love it.

10. What is thy neighbor’s do not covet.

 

 


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