THE LOST TEN TRIBES OF ISRAEL...FOUND!
TITLE: THE LOST TEN TRIBES OF ISRAEL...FOUND!
AUTHOR: Steven M. Collins
LENGTH: 440 pages
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The ancient Israelites were composed of twelve tribes, which
eventually split into two kingdoms. The largest kingdom, Israel,
was composed of ten tribes. The smaller kingdom, Judah, was composed
of two tribes. Judah was Jewish, Israel was not.
Many assume that the history of the ten tribes of Israel ended
when Samaria, Israels capital, fell to the Assyrians in
721 B.C. Both the Bible and secular history assert otherwise.
Approximately 100 years after Samarias fall, God told the
prophet Jeremiah to proclaim a message to the ten tribes of Israel
(Jeremiah 3:11-12). Interestingly, God told Jeremiah the Israelites
lived not to the east (where the Assyrians carried the captives
of Samaria) but to the north of Jerusalem and Palestine.
After the time of Christ, the Jewish historian, Josephus, wrote
that the ten tribes of Israel had become extremely numerous and
he even revealed one of their national borders. Neither the Bible
nor Josephus regarded the Israelites as ever being lost.
Many Christians believe we are living in the latter days,
a prophetic time preceding the return of Jesus Christ (a view
shared by the author). The Bible has many prophecies about the
role of the ten tribes of Israel in the latter days, calling them
Israel or the house of Israel while the
Jews are called Judah or the house of Judah.
The Bible contains many clues about the national traits of each
tribe in the latter days. Because the Bible states the ten tribes
of Israel will be prominent and identifiable in the latter days,
those Christians who say the ten tribes of Israel disappeared
or died out are unwittingly at odds with the Bible.
This book examines the victories, defeats, empires and migrations
of the ten tribes of Israel throughout history and offers identifications
for each tribe in the modern world. This book has been professionally
edited and reviewed for accuracy of Hebrew and Greek translations.
It presents strong evidence that the Bibles historical accounts
and prophecies about the ten tribes of Israel are completely accurate.
A brief discussion of each chapters content is listed below.
CHAPTER 1: KING DAVID AND ISRAELS RISE TO GREATNESS
King Davids rule and influence was much wider than commonly
assumed. The Bible records that a major war occurred between Davids
Israelites and an Assyrian-led coalition from Mesopotamia. The
Bible asserts David won that war, and secular history confirms
that the Assyrians and Mesopotamians were conquered by Semites
from the west during that time. David became the greatest earthly
king of his time. The Bible also records David accumulated copper
items beyond calculation for the Temple of God. Where
did this weight of copper come from? Interestingly, ancient copper
mines in the North American Great Lakes region were worked to
exhaustion during Davids time, but the copper was not used
in the New World.
CHAPTER 2: KING SOLOMON AND THE GOLDEN AGE
Kings David and Solomon were allied to the Phoenicians who
had massive fleets which sailed the globe. From Phoenician artifacts
found in North America, it is now known that their ports-of-call
included ancient America. The Bible asserts that Solomon had a
global impact, and that ancient kings travelled to Israel to witness
Solomons wealth and wisdom. The Bible records Solomon was
the wisest man on earth, and secular history records that many
inventions (including the forerunner of many modern alphabets)
date to the Phoenician world in the time of Solomon. This book
describes the global golden age under King Solomon.
CHAPTER 3: ISRAEL THE FORGOTTEN WORLD EMPIRE
Via the widespread sailing routes of the Phoenicians, the Israelites
established a large network of colonies. The Israelites were the
covenant people, and they attached the Hebrew word
for covenant (B-R-T) to some of their colonies (i.e.
As evidence of their global impact, the 10 Commandments (in
ancient Hebrew) have been found written on rocks in New Mexico
and on an unearthed tablet in Ohio. Also, the Phoenicians
never called themselves by that name (it was a Greek term and
the Greeks included Israel in their definition of Phoenicia.).
The city-states of Sidon and Tyre were rather small but are credited
with building a great empire from 1000-700 B.C. However, it was
actually the much larger nation of Israel which was responsible
for the Phoenician Empire. The Israelites, Tyrians
and Sidonians were a related people who spoke dialects of the
same language. After the division of the Hebrew tribes, it was
virtually impossible to distinguish between the ten tribes and
the Phoenician city-states as the ten tribes drifted
away from Judah and became closely integrated with Tyre and Sidon.
CHAPTER 4: ISRAELITE AND JEWISH MIGRATIONS FROM PALESTINE
The ten tribes migrated out of Palestine in several waves,
some were voluntary and others involuntary. When Samaria fell,
the Bible and Assyrian records agree that very few people were
taken into captivity. Many Israelites escaped Assyria by relocating
to one of Israels many colonies via the large Phoenician/Israelite
navy. Secular history also records the main body of Israelites
fled voluntarily to a new location, supplanting an old kingdom
with a new Israelite one. The Bible implicitly confirms the above
by declaring the Assyrians found the land and cities of Israel
abandoned at the time of their final invasion. This chapter reveals
where the Israelites migrated and when they did so.
CHAPTER 5: CARTHAGE THE COLONY THAT BECAME
It has long been known that Carthage was founded by the Phoenicians.
We know it as Carthage because of the Greco-Roman term for it.
Its original name was Hebrew. Many historians have commented on
the Hebrew nature of Carthages Punic language
and customs. Carthage began as an Israelite colony, and received
numerous Israelite refugees when Israel fell. The Greeks wrote
that Carthage had a secret colony west of the Atlantic to which
they sent large expeditions of colonists, and many Carthaginian
inscriptions and artifacts have been found in North America. This
chapter examines connections between the Carthaginians and the
civilizations of ancient America (including the pyramids and human
sacrifices of the Mayans). Carthage was very rich and almost destroyed
Rome under Hannibal, but moral degeneracy led to its collapse.
CHAPTER 6: THE SCYTHIAN SACAE,
THE ASIAN SONS OF ISAAC
Scythian was a term describing many people who
lived in ancient Asia near the Black and Caspian Seas. Many Scythian
tribes, the Sacae, were named after the biblical patriarch,
Isaac. The Sacae appear in this region soon after the fall of
the kingdom of Israel. The Greeks record the Black Sea Scythians
were very civilized people who eschewed foreign religions and
had such Hebrew customs as banning the consumption of pork. The
Scythians renamed all the major rivers flowing into the Black
Sea, giving them their modern names (Danube, Don, etc.) which
preserve the name of the Israelite tribe of Dan. The Sacae lived
directly north of Palestine (by the Black Sea) when the prophet
Jeremiah was told to send a message to the ten tribes of Israel
living north of Palestine. Few realize that Scythian
tribes twice defeated large invasions by the Persian Empire and
that they briefly conquered the entire Middle East from Egypt
to Mesopotamia. The Greeks recorded much about the Scythians and
regarded them as a major power in the ancient world, but modern
history almost totally ignores them. Why?
CHAPTER 7: AN ISRAELITE EMPIRE RISES IN ASIA
In the 3rd and 2nd centuries B.C., the Parthians defeated the
Seleucid Greek Empire founded by Alexander the Great, and established
their own empire from the Euphrates River to the western borders
of India. They were fellow tribesman of the Scythian Sacae, and
several Parthian cities had Hebrew names. One Parthian city, Asaak,
was named after Isaac. The name Parthia comes from
Greek historians, who gave the name Pretanic to the
Brittanic Isles. When Parthias P is also changed
to a B, Parthias consonants become B-R-TH,
the Hebrew word for covenant. This chapter lists much
evidence that the Parthians were Asian descendants of the ten
tribes of Israel.
CHAPTER 8: PARTHIA THE FORGOTTEN ANCIENT SUPERPOWER
Greek and Roman historians regarded Parthia as an equal rival
to the Roman Empire, an opinion shared by the famous British historian
George Rawlinson. Parthia regularly defeated the Roman Empire
in many wars. Many kings of the Sacae Scythians and Parthians
bore the name of the royal bloodline of King David, fulfilling
Gods promise in Jeremiah 33:17. Even as the Israelites had
a hereditary priesthood (the Levites), so did the Parthians (the
Magi). The Parthian empire had mounted knights, a
feudal government system, and a bicameral parliament
which elected their kings. In the apostolic period, many Parthians
became Christians. In the 3rd century A.D. the Parthians were
overthrown by the Persians and fled to the Caucasus Mountains
and Black Sea region. Classical Greek and Roman writers preserved
much information about the Parthians, but modern history texts
almost completely ignore them. Why?
CHAPTER 9: JESUS CHRIST THE UNTOLD STORY
Jesus Christ was born during a period of detente
between Rome and Parthia in which travel and trade flourished.
The Magi or Wise Men who visited Jesus
were representatives of the Parthian ruling class who came offering
gifts to Jesus, who was born a king. Why were Parthians
interested in Jesus royal bloodline? What was the star
which led the Magi to Jesus? How large was the delegation of Parthian
royalty that visited Jesus Christ? Why did Rome permit Jesus Christ
unlimited freedom of travel and speech during a time of often
harsh repression of other Jews? Where did Jesus go during the
missing 18 years of his life from age 12 to age 30?
This chapter provides compelling (and surprising) answers for
all the above questions, and offers new perspectives on Jesus
life in light of the geopolitical context of Roman-Parthian relations.
CHAPTER 10: ISRAELITE MIGRATIONS FROM ASIA AFTER PARTHIAS
Vast numbers of Parthians fled to the Caucasus Mountains and
Black Sea region after Parthia fell, joining their Scythian cousins
who were called Goths by the Romans. These armies
of refugees needed new homelands, and they sought them by invading
the European and Balkan provinces of their historic enemy, the
Roman Empire. While some tribes were pagan, others (under Alaric
and Theodoric) were more civilized and Christianized than the
Romans. As large numbers of refugees poured out of Asia into Europe
in search of new homelands, they fought both the Romans and each
other. These tribes of Goths, Anglo-Saxons, Germans, etc. overwhelmed
Rome and provided the population bases for the modern nations
of Europe. These new arrivals brought many aspects of Scythian/Parthian
culture with them, including Parthias feudal system of government.
This chapter examines the role of the descendants of the ten tribes
of Israel in these massive migrations.
CHAPTER 11: THE TRIBES OF ISRAEL IN THE MODERN WORLD
After tracing the Israelites migrations throughout their
history, the final chapter seeks to identify each of the tribes
of Israel in the modern world. Because God promises that each
tribe will be present in the latter days, they must be located
among the nations of the modern world if the Bible is truly the
infallible Word of God. Using many clues from biblical and secular
history as well as a specific prophecy in Genesis 49 about the
Israelite tribes in the latter days, specific identifications
are offered for all the tribes of Israel in our contemporary world.
© Steven Collins and Origins of
Nations Research Project