We recall (from The Esau - Rome Connection), that God passed along a birthright to certain representatives
of His people, which included special blessings and privileges entitled to them. First, it was given to
Abraham; then to Isaac; to Jacob (i.e. Israel); then down to one of his twelve sons - those twelve who would
go on to become the twelve "tribes” of Israel.
Many of us may know that the Israelis who inhabit the land of Israel, today, are only from a couple of
these “tribes.” What happened to the rest of them? Is there anyone out there, at this very moment, who
might be considered a remnant of this Israeli bloodline, beyond these two or three tribes; and
not know it?
And, if they
were, what would be so important about these other Israeli people, anyway?

Well, we know there were
twelve tribes of Israel in total. And, interestingly enough, neither remnant tribe
in Israel, today, was considered heir to this birthright. Jacob passed it on to one of those “missing” tribes.
So, that leads us to: could anyone out there be considered inheritor of this birthright of God? And, if that’s
the case, what effect could it have on our world, today?

This leads to one of the most fascinating, and rarely discussed, stories of Biblical history. There was a
time when the majority of Israelis were taken captive by another contemporary empire. And then, after some
time in captivity, they just
disappeared... actually disappeared (according to scholars)! What happened to
them; why is all of this so important; and what does it all have to do with the on-going movement of
Mystery Babylon?

"To Eliminate the Competition"

Did all of these people, somehow, just walk off the face of the earth?

As we know, those who are behind the force of
Mystery Babylon, naturally, would want to oppose all that
is God, or is of the ways of God – and this would include certain
people, as well. Naturally, the two
would be at opposite ends of a political/religious spectrum; continually opposing each other. They also
would want to maintain a deep desire to, in some way, wipe the other out. At least, in regards to these
people, it might have actually happened - for the most part!

Since one cannot really combine the ways of God with those of the Serpent, it would make total sense that
one would want to eliminate the “competition!” If the twelve tribes of Israel were indeed part of “God’s
chosen ones,” then, naturally, it’d make total sense these tribes would be considered the
enemy of a
whole lot of pagans in the world. Obviously, if it isn’t common knowledge just
who these people are, or
where these people went to, today, then this part of their agenda might, actually, have been successfully
accomplished!

We already know that pagans, throughout the centuries, have tried to undermine the Genesis 3:15
Prophecy. From
Those Tares of Christ, we also have the Edomites, infiltrating the tribes of Judah and
Benjamin, and trying to undermine those of true Israeli/Jewish origin. Almost anyone could guess there is
another missing element to this whole mix. Since the majority of our previous discussion was only
about
two tribes of Israel, then what about these other ten?
If they were
also of God's chosen, couldn’t they be of this same importance? They surely had relevance
in what went on back then… why not
today? And, ultimately, if they were eventually silenced by the
academic "powers that be," how was it all
carried out, over the years?

Their infiltration
also worked to obscure God’s birthright promise to His nation; because it seemed to
fade away along with the tribe it was given to. Or,
did it? These attacks on history seem to have been
fairly affective, but nothing could
totally wipe out the true ways of God, or his people, if He doesn't want
them to (as we shall see)! God always seems to find a way.

Those Opposing Pagans

Now, what about these Lost Ten Tribes? Let's discover if they had been “wiped out” of history forever, or
did God find some way to keep His covenant and promises to these people?

Thanks to a few brave historians who, throughout the ages, have written the right things down, as well as
modern authors who have worked through all this muck, we might have a possible answer to what
happened to a lot of these “missing” elements of God’s nation – some being beyond the believability of
many of us (thanks to those who vehemently covered it up, all this time)!

Again, the reason some would want to shoot down any thought of the Lost Ten Tribes would be, as it
always is,
exposure. The more our society becomes “one big happy (pagan) family,” the better it seems
(at least to them)! If we are all the
same - if we all have the same pagan elements ingrained in our beliefs
and ways of life – then, what a wonderful
unified world they would have... all under the Serpent!
If the
opposite is true, and we do have a special group of individuals in the world, with a different overall
message than everyone else around them, then that might become a problem. If there are people out there
who, also,
still hold the special birthright of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob – given by God, Himself – then, this
might not set well with their agenda, either. Further, validating certain individuals as God’s missing 10
Tribes might confirm their God-given ways of moral authority on the earth, and pagans couldn't handle any
blessings dished out to certain individuals who are a not part of them, what they stand for, or their agenda(s)!

But, today, if one opens almost every history book, we do see the academic community has all-but-silenced
most attempts to bring the whereabouts of the Ten Tribes to the surface. The revival of any thought on these
Ten Tribes seems to be automatically shut down; the manner closed. But, there
is information out there;
obscured information that may help us find some answers, and prove how much of an effect these 10 Lost
Tribes
still might have on the workings of our world, today!

Let’s look at some of what these enemies of Israel have silenced from our understanding, all of these years;
and how it was accomplished.

"Sever Their Roots"

                                                To destroy a people, you must first sever their roots.
                                                                                 – Aleksandr Solzhenitsym[1]

We, now, see an effective way to destroy a nation: to take away one's national distinctiveness or
characteristics; in a sense, to effectively
erase their history altogether! This method keeps people from
remembering their true identity, stops them from speaking their native language, and keeps them from
knowing anything about who they are, and their true origin. As many of us know: one’s power often lies in
their
history… take this history away, and you may be able to blind the eyes of many.

It makes sense, when we think about questions such as: “If the Bible instructs us to ‘know thy enemy,’ how
could we know our enemy if we don’t even know who
we are?” If we don’t have this foundation in our lives
who we are and where we come from – then our resolve, our destiny, and our collective goals as a
nation are weakened (into almost nothingness). That’s, probably, what went on here - with the 10 Tribes!

The captive Israelites would eventually find themselves having no concept of their ancestors, and no
concept of their acts and values that made them great.[2] A person’s house may be located right on top of a
gold mine, but it adds
no value to the person’s life when he or she doesn’t have a clue what’s sitting right
beneath them!

Let’s see how all this deception came about, and what
really might have happened to these people in the
past -
up to today!

Two Verses Ten

Many people, mistakenly, equate all present-day Israelites as Jews. But, as we know, this is simply not
the case. The term
Jew, in the Bible, is historically applied to only the tribes of Judah, Benjamin, and (to a
degree) the tribe of Levi. For all practical purposes, there were only
two.
But, the original sons or tribes of Jacob (Israel) were:

Judah
Reuben
Gad
Asher
Naphtali
Simeon
Levi
Issachar
Zebulun
Joseph
Benjamin
Dan

Throughout the Bible, there were slight variations in these twelve (for reasons we will discuss later), but
this
total seems to remain consistent.[3]

Regardless of the minor, interwoven variations of the twelve, there must have been a great deal of
people from these other ten tribes at the time of their “disappearance.” One ancient historian (i.e. Josephus)
reports an “immense” number.[4] Other estimations place it in the millions.[5] So, if there were a massive
amount of people who were not wiped out – and no historical accounts really said they were – then logic
dictates they must have existed
somewhere on the planet, and did something with their lives. Obviously,
they must have procreated and spread!

If they went about their lives, proclaiming their heritage, then it would be no contest to where the 10 Lost
Tribes ended up! But, we don’t see people proudly proclaiming they’re from the tribe of “
Dan,” or the
tribe of “
Reuben,” today. Again: what happened?

If they did not disappear off the face of the earth, the only other logical answer would be that they were
displaced.[6]

Let’s find out where they probably went.

Behind the Lost 10 Tribes

As we’ll see, the Bible seems to point towards what might have happened to these groups of people, in a
roundabout way. Jesus did say: "I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the House of Israel" (Mat. 15:24).
As we’ll see, a “house,” in the Bible, actually stood for a group of Israeli tribes, soon to form into a nation.
We’ll also see that Jesus and God both had love for these particular groups of individuals, even though
they may have had to “disappear.”

On top of it, we are also beginning to understand how the
birthright - given by Isaac to Jacob - was
passed on to one of these “missing” tribes. Following the history of this birthright, we see it, first, went to
Jacob's firstborn son Reuben. After Reuben sinned, it went to a son of Joseph:
Ephraim. If these tribes had,
indeed, “disappeared,” did the birthright - given to these people - disappear right along with them? Or, was it
merely
displaced, along with the people themselves? Would it still contain special advantages to the bearer -
entitling him and her to great land and other privileges? This is
another prevailing question (and another
good reason why anti-Israelite pagans would want to “cover” this all up)!

If we recall, this
birthright wasn’t just any birthright; it was the covenant, or promise, given by God Himself
to His most famous “friend:” Abraham. Then, it was passed down to his son Isaac; then passed to Isaac's
son Jacob. Ultimately, it went to the son (and, ultimately, the entire tribe) of Jacob's choosing! If this
particular birthright was given by God
Himself, then it must have been something of great importance and
relevance to our world; and maybe
still!
We do know this: that when God dictates a promise or a covenant, it
has to come true. If it doesn’t, He
wouldn’t be much of a God then; that’s just how a perfect God works. And, if one truly believes God as
the Almighty, the “Alpha and Omega,” then, in one way or another, things should pan out exactly the way
He said they would![7]

If, in the Bible, what God promises to happen does not pan out, then it, and the Bible, are not true – so,
if one believes the Bible, it's only logical to assume these people, and this birthright, are still with us, today.
So, let’s look into their history, and try to understand what a lot of people might not
want us to understand.
Let’s look at the beginning of the 10 Lost Tribes – which opens up the passageway to understand this whole,
untold story.

A Brief History of the Division

Around the time of 975 B.C., Israel was close to dividing into two separate kingdoms.[8] Something was
about to happen to these children of Jacob. It all began when they,
themselves, desired something beyond
what God wanted for them. This was an age-old issue the human race would continue to come across, in
regards to their walk with God:
disobedience over what God wanted for their lives!
The Israelites would, eventually, want to adopt ways of
other nations around them; and this formed part of
the problem: their willingness to embrace these
other ways of the world. This mistake would cost them, time
and time again.
It all began when the children of Israel wanted a king, like other (pagan) nations had. God would send them
prophets, to provide order and direction. God wanted people to consider Him king. The people, however,
began to lose faith in an invisible God; so they pressed the prophets to set them up with a living, breathing,
person they could look at.

Now, it was the Prophet Samuel’s turn to take note of their bellowing. The people began to press hard on
him, to get this request fulfilled; and he wasn’t too happy about it. God wasn’t too happy, either; but, told
Samuel to go ahead, and give them a king.
Soon, there would be a couple of candidates for this position:
Saul and David. Saul was popular with the
people, and many began to pressure Samuel to anoint
him as their ruler. Samuel reluctantly anointed Saul
as Israel’s first king; while, on the other side of the coin,
David was beginning to shine.

Interestingly enough, with God’s approval, Samuel went on to anoint
David as Israel’s new king. Dissension
began to set in, between the people, over Samuel’s appointments. Eventually, David would be on his way
to maintaining total control over the whole kingdom; and the tribe of
Judah – the tribe where he originated
from – backed him whole-heartedly.
When David assumed full control as Israel’s one and only king, he would eventually sire another famous
man from the tribe of Judah: Solomon - the wisest man on earth, at the time.

The Age-Old Problem

Yes, the famous Solomon ruled things so magnificently that he brought Israel to the heights of prosperity
and wealth. God was clearly on his side. But, there was another, age-old problem that seemed to plague
these chosen people of God. Now, it was even about to effect the wisest man in the world, as well. He
began to follow the advice of his
non-Israeli wives, and adopt their pagan practices![9] Through the
marriage of these non-Israeli women, Solomon would soon take on pagan culture and religious influences
they had laid out in front of him. Because of them, he “began to burn incense, and provide sacrifices to
their idols.”[10]

Of course, God was not pleased. Because of his idolatry, God needed to act on his misdeeds. He, then,
would lay out the plans for Solomon’s future, and the future of Israel, as a whole. He went and told
Solomon directly about it:

Wherefore the Lord said unto Solomon, Forasmuch as this is done of thee, and thou hast not kept my
covenant and my statutes… I will surely rend the kingdom from thee … I will rend it out of the hand of thy
son. Howbeit I will not rend away all the kingdom; but will give one tribe to thy son for David my servant's
sake…
                                                                                         - I Kings 11:11-13 (KJV)[11]

As we see, God has a hand in everything; and there were, often, consequences for these desires of the
people. Most of Israel’s divisions were a result of their earlier grumbling: first, it was their unwillingness to
accept
God as their only king; and second, it would be the disobedience of these newly-formed kings!
As their leaders began to follow pagan “ways,” it would eventually lead almost an entire group of individuals
underneath them, in this same direction! That was the problem. Again, we see how these people, often,
would bring this all on
themselves, by their attempts to think and live apart from God.

Let’s see how it all went down.

Son and Servant

After God’s proclamation to Solomon, internal problems began to plague Israel, and continued; even after the
time of Solomon’s death. Before he died, however, Solomon remembered, clearly, what God had told him,
and tried to stop this prophecy from coming true. Of course, he was unsuccessful.

These internal conflicts would continue; now between the two people on the slate to become Solomon’s
successor! Solomon’s son,
Rehoboam was to inherit one of these soon to be split kingdoms (which included
Judah, the tribe of David), which was according to God's prophecy. But, this man soon began to threaten
non-supporters with high taxation and increased labor if they didn’t follow along with his appointment. What
would arise would be
chaos - back and forth threats to anybody opposed to him, and future leaders. Most of
the rest of Israel would reject Rehoboam's dominion; that is, except for the tribe of
Judah, of course.
As the other Israeli tribes began to spurn him, as well. They began to look for that other leader God said
would soon come.[12] A servant of Solomon, who was, actually, one of Solomon’s former appointees over
the tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh, was named
Jeroboam (I Kings 11:28).This was the man ripe for the
new position.
We already mentioned how Solomon wanted to put a stop to this, however. When he got wind of Jeroboam
as the future king, he set out to kill him. Because of this threat, Jeroboam fled to Egypt, where he would stay
until Solomon’s death.[13] After his death, Jeroboam felt safe to come back to his own homeland; to fulfill
his destiny.
All of it resembled, in ways, a modern-day soap opera.

This up-and-coming ruler would, naturally, offer a lot of loyalty to these
other tribes of Israel; except, of
course, Judah and Benjamin - those who didn't exactly support him.
Over time, this internal dissension would widen even further; carving a huge
valley of political indifferences -
seemingly, splitting the nation in
two. The first “House” (or nation) of Judah was ruled, as we know, by
Solomon’s son Rehoboam; the second “House” (or nation) of
Israel was now ruled by this servant of
Solomon:
Jeroboam.[14] Actuality, this fulfilled God’s proclamation to the letter.[15]

There would be more changes to the once-united Israel; changes that would split the nation
right down the
middle. The promises and covenants of God were divided, as well; between the two “houses.” One “house”
contained the tribe associated with the God-given
birthright; the other, contained, what’s called, the sceptre.
Well, just what do those mean; and why are
they important?

Birthright Vs. Sceptre

Just what are they; what’s the difference; and, most of all, what’s the relevance? As we’ll see, they, both, in
their own ways, were
very important. As one could guess, any split in the family of Jacob could also be
thought to be in a
national scale – these tribes would amass a great number of people, by this time. And,
even though time would pass, there were certain groups of descendants still entitled to these same
promises as Abraham's early offspring were!
Let's look at the two:

…just what is a "birthright"?… a "birthright" is inherited, by birth, as one's right. Consequently, the term
"birthright" includes only the inheritance of material blessings, passed on from father to son - those
blessings one cannot take with him, when he dies.
                            (Armstrong, 1954, p. 4)[16]

The individual son, considered bearer of the special birthright of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, was
able to pass this honor on to his whole tribe – all were able to reap the benefits!

We recall how Jacob obtained this birthright from his brother Esau (see
The Esau - Rome Connection).
From Jacob, it went to his firstborn son (and tribe of)
Reuben. Because Reuben acted sinfully for a time, it
was transferred to another son:
Joseph - actually, a son of Joseph. This child, Ephraim, would now be
considered holder of this coveted position.
Interestingly enough, the first leader of this House of Israel - Jeroboam – was also from the
tribe of
Ephraim… very fitting, to say the least. Things just seemed to just work out in these ways.

On the other extreme, many of us know that David was a member of
Judah’s tribe, and God favored him
a great deal. So much did God favor David, in fact, that He seemed to have designated the royal bloodline
of
Christ to pass through him! This, as we recall, was the bloodline of which would bring on the prophesied
savior of the Genesis 3:15 Prophecy! Since Jesus was the subject of this prophecy, then the untainted
bloodline of Adam and Eve would flow through the tribe of Judah.[17]

Hence, we have another distinction between the Houses of Judah and Israel; this time, the special honor
was for the House of Judah. This special honor was known as the
Sceptre.

And what is a "Sceptre?" It is the badge of royal power, kingly office. The Sceptre was God's promise of a
continuous dynasty of kings, culminating in Jesus Christ… and therefore the Sceptre included the promise
of eternal salvation thru Christ… The Sceptre, which is the spiritual promise of grace thru which all nations
may be blessed, went to Judah…
                                                          (Armstrong, 1954, p. 4)[18]

Each “House,” then, was free to proudly carry their own distinction. Soon, they would begin to go down two
different pathways of life, each independent of one another - on their way towards fulfilling their God-
appointed destinies!
The tribes of Judah and Benjamin (i.e. the
Jews) would provided the lines of royalty; continuing on, until
Christ was born. The mystery we are faced with today is just what happened to the
other ten tribes, and this
Israeli birthright:

For Judah prevailed above his brethren, and of him came the chief ruler; but the birthright was Joseph's…
                                                                                                    - I Chr. 5:2. (KJV)

So, as we continue with our discussion of
Mystery Babylon, we need to look at these 10 Lost Tribes - the
keeper of the birthright - and discover what it all means to our world,
today!

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The Lost 10 Tribes
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Interestingly enough, the British people are known as Anglo-Saxon peoples. These isles are, indeed,
"afar off," in the "Western Seas” of Europe, and “constitute most emphatically a ‘North Country.’”[82]

Now, where does this conversation lead us to?

Modern-Day Ephraim?

We also recall the increased use of the name Ephraim in the above verses of the Bible. Logic would tell us
that he, probably, was fairly close to his older brother
Manasseh. Both seemed to have a special place in
these ancient times; and might
now, still. What might have happened to these two could be among the
most fascinating elements of this whole "10 Tribe" concept!

Before we get into this, we, first, need to go back a little in time
; into Biblical history.

Jacob's Blessing

We go back to the time when Jacob (i.e. Israel) was about to give his blessing to his own sons. Jacob was
getting old, and he felt the need to present his children with, what he thought, each of them deserved.
The following is what happened to the sons of
Joseph, at the time of their blessing: apparently, Jacob had
the desire to bless two of his
grandsons, as well as his twelve sons, for some reason.

And Jacob said unto Joseph, God Almighty appeared unto me… and blessed me… And now thy two sons,
Ephraim and Manasseh, which were born unto thee in the land of Egypt before I came unto thee into
Egypt, are mine; as Reuben and Simeon, they shall be mine.
                                 - Gen. 48:3, 5 (KJV)

Joseph, then, brought his two sons to his father:

And Israel beheld Joseph's sons, and said, Who are these?... And Joseph said unto his father, They are
my sons, whom God hath given me in this place... And Israel said unto Joseph… lo, God hath shewed me
also thy seed.
                                                                     - Gen. 48: 8-9, 11 (KJV)

In other words, Jacob considered these two on the same “level” as his own. He, then, blessed them:

…bless the lads; and let my name be named on them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac;
and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth.
                                - Gen. 48:16 (KJV)

Joseph assumed, since Manasseh was the elder, that Jacob would give him the bigger blessing. In ancient
times, the holding of one’s
right hand over someone (compared to their left) signified favor. The son under
Jacob’s
right hand might have been assumed to receive the bigger blessing.
Joseph headed Manasseh in the direction of Jacob’s right hand (and Ephraim to the left). But, Jacob,
apparently, knew something beyond his years:

And when Joseph saw that his father laid his right hand upon the head of Ephraim, it displeased him: and
he held up his father's hand, to remove it from Ephraim's head unto Manasseh's head. And his father
refused, and said, I know it, my son, I know it: he (Manasseh) also shall become a people, and he also shall
be great: but truly his younger brother shall be greater than he, and his seed shall become a multitude of
nations.
                                                                                           - Gen. 48:17, 19 (KJV)

Ephraim got the birthright. But, what does this all mean? This seed that God “hath shewed” (Gen. 48:11) him
was right in front of him – each ready to head down a trail of their own destinies. Apparently, Jacob knew
these children were to be a huge part of the fulfilment of what God had once showed him, a long time ago:

             …a nation and a company of nations shall be of thee, and kings shall come out of thy loins…
                                                                                            - Gen. 35:11 (KJV)

The fulfilment of God’s promise seemed to be standing right in front of him! Jacob knew it, and, then,
passed this onto these two sons of Joseph!
We recall:

Ephraim - was to be a company of nations; a multitude of nations.
Manasseh - was to be a great nation.

  
                   And he blessed them that day, saying, In thee shall Israel bless, saying, God make
   
                                                       thee as Ephraim and as Manasseh…
                                                                                           - Gen. 48:20, 22 (KJV)

These seem to have been
very important tribes, back then. What nations could the two have eventually
manifested their selves into,
today?
First, let's take a look at Ephraim: the
younger son – and, as we know, the bearer of this special birthright -
and just what modern
country his tribe might have ended up forming. Could it have been a part of these
British Isles?

The Covenant People?

We’ve seen the name Ephraim being associated with an end-result of at least some of these lost sheep of
Israel – those located in the
northwest. Could Britain, or the British Isles, be the modern representation of
this early tribe of Ephraim?

Interestingly enough, the name
British might give us a hint, here! First, we'll see the word could be divided
into two separate words:
Brit - ish. Interestingly, both of these words seem to be of Hebrew origin!
If we want to get a little technical about this first word:

The Hebrew word for "covenant" is "beriyth," or "berith"… In the original Hebrew language vowels were
never given in the spelling. So, omitting the vowel "e" from "berith," but retaining the "i" in its Anglicised
form to preserve the "y" sound, we have the Anglicised Hebrew word for covenant, "Brith." The Hebrews,
however, never pronounced their "h's"… So the Hebrew word for "covenant" would be pronounced, in its
Anglicised form, as "Brit."
                                                   (Armstrong, 1954, p. 17)[83]

The word
brt, brth, or brit seem to stand for “covenant;” the ish for “man.” Put them both together, and we
have the “men of the covenant!"[84] Were these
Saxon men in the British Isles the “men of the covenant” -
the covenant
birthright of Jacob, that is?[85]

A "Multitude," Yet "Separated"

Continuing with the story of Jacob's blessing: next, he added, "… and let them grow into a multitude" (the
"them” being both Ephraim and Manasseh).[86] Obviously, together, these tribes would grow into a great
number of people.

Before we proceed, we now need to bring
Manasseh into the picture. As we're beginning to guess, it
seems that the two may have been a lot alike; and grew up in the same household. Yet, the Bible tells us
that, later on, they
separated. If one looks at history, we'll see there does seem to be a few countries that
follow along this same pattern.[87] We’ll soon discover that
Manasseh was destined to be another large and
distinct nation, but close
enough, though, to Ephraim to be thought of as, practically, coming from the same
stock.[88]
One possible scenario might arise:

     
                     Ephraim                                                            Manasseh
…as the British Commonwealth of nations?           …as the United States of America?

Of course, many might immediately try to refute this possibility. But, before we act on “knee jerk” reactions
such as this, however, we really need to look at all of the evidence. We also to recall why so
many might
want to quickly shut down this possibility:
exposure; being against one's agenda; etc.

The realm of influence of these two countries is truly brought upon by a vast multitude of people. The United
States and Britain could also be considered a couple of nations remaining close to each other, in many
ways: the United States and Britain both, at one time, possessed the same system of measurements; their
people spoke - and still speak - the same language; both possess a similar justice system; and both were
founded on many of the same Judeo/Christian principles.
On top of it, most of us know the United States actually
separated from Britain. If we think about it, we have
a “
New York,” a “New England," a “New Bedford,” among others. The nations are close, but separated.
Could the United States, in some shape, manner, or form, be the modern-day representation of
Manasseh
both of them going along
a somewhat similar pathway, as nations?[89]

But, How Could This "Melting Pot" be Manasseh?

Wait. Hasn’t the United States been thought of as a “melting pot” of individuals; not just an “off shoot” of
the British Isles?

But how can the U.S.A. be Manasseh when a large part of the population have come from many nations
besides England? The answer is: A large part of Manasseh remained with Ephraim until the separation of
new England… The people did filter through many nations. Ephraim and much of Manasseh finally
emigrated to England together, but many others of Manasseh who had filtered into and through other
nations did not leave them until they came, as immigrants, to the United States after the New England
colony had become the separate nation.
                                         (Armstrong, 1985, part 15)[90]

Of course, not every immigrant to the Unites States was from the tribe of Manasseh. That’s obvious.
However, there were a number of early people, such as the
Pilgrims, who may have possessed a similar
mind set about them. Most of these Pilgrims were sick of the way things were in Britain, and decided to
ban together, and depart towards this new world. And, if the Lost 10 Tribes did migrate through Europe,
we might be able to assume that a number of the tribe of Manasseh might have mixed bloodlines with
other people around them. Could a number of these people - beyond the Puritans - have also developed
a similar drive, or "
spirit," to relocate to the new world?

This does not mean that all foreigners who have emigrated to America are of the stock of Manasseh, but
undoubtedly many are. Israel, however, always did absorb gentiles, who became Israelites through living in
Israel's land and intermarrying.
                                           (Armstrong, 1985, part 15)[91]

"Let My Name Be Named Upon Them"

Also, we know that Jacob’s blessing went to the two offsprings jointly (i.e. "…let my name be named on
them…” (Gen. 48:16)). So, we could assume the nations these individuals had eventually formed into
must have been blessed in similar ways. They'd also probably follow in this same “spirit” of Israel as other
lost remnants might be expected to follow, as far as morality.[92]
Indeed, both countries have, for the most
part, incorporated a good deal of Judeo/Christian theology into their everyday lives; at least until recently.

                                                 And all thy children shall be taught of the LORD…
                                                                                          - Isa. 54:13 (KJV)

Obviously, God still felt compassion for His people; especially those who ended up with His birthright.
Eventually, there would be a day for these descendants to start following the Lord again; and
shine again,
because of it! These people may have been greatly blessed, even if they didn’t know exactly
who they
were, and for what
reason they felt such an overabundance of blessings coming their way!

Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb?
yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee.
                                 - Isa. 49:15 (KJV)

One question might arise: what
exactly could have brought these people to this time of fulfillment - the
fulfilment of their birthright covenant?

…if ancient Israel obeyed God in the land (Sabbath breaking and idolatry were specifically mentioned in
Leviticus 26), they would… have inherited the national and material blessings of the birthright promise
God made to Abraham.
                                                        (Armstrong, 1985, Part 15)[93]

It seemed to hinge on
when these lost sheep began to follow God again, such as their ancient ancestors
did! It seems that, through their adoption of Judeo/Christian values, descendants of these Lost 10 Tribes
were beginning to head back in the direction of God, and were reaping the benefits of it!

Because of Their Judeo/Christian Walk?

               ...I will not return to destroy Ephraim… They shall walk after the LORD: he shall roar
         
                         like a lion: when he shall roar, then the children shall tremble...
                                                                                     - Hos. 11:10 (KJV)

Interestingly enough, this could have happened to the tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh – Britain and the
United States. A lot of people in these countries, as well as their governments, embraced Judeo/Christian
principles, and their blessings just seemed to come. Take Queen Victoria, for example. She was queen of
Britain throughout the middle of the 1800’s; a time when the British Empire was quickly adding more and
more into its commonwealth. Curious that, during the time of their greatest colonization (from the
seventeenth to early twentieth centuries), the British Empire seemed to be on top of the world -
literally.
Queen Elizabeth and others
read their Bibles for guidance; they were Christian; they followed God.
Everything just seemed to go right for Great Britain during this time, as well as the United States.
Christian values: coincidence, or Godsend?

Evidence of Material Blessings

As we recall:

…Ephraim was set before Manasseh, both nationally and tribally; but they were to grow together until
they became a multitude of people in the midst of the earth. Eventually Manasseh was to become a
separate nation, and as such was to be a great nation. But Ephraim was to become a multitude of nations,
or as some translate it, "a company of nations"; in either case this is a reiteration and confirmation of the
promise made to Abraham.
                                                                (Allen, 1902, p. 17)[94]

We recall, from the above:

Ephraim - was to be a company of nations; a multitude of nations.
Manasseh - was to be a great nation.

Could there be some modern telltale signs of these blessings of Ephraim and Manasseh?

There just may be.

If we think about it, could these blessings have held true with the rise of Britain and the United States on
the world stage?

In 1800 A.D. the United Kingdom and the United States were small and insignificant among the earth's
nations… But… these two little nations began to sprout and to grow into vast national riches and power
such as no people ever grew. Soon the United States grew into the greatest single nation on earth.
                                                                                       (Armstrong, 1954, p. 21)[95]

Moses also declares that there shall come a time in the history of Israel (the Ten Tribes) when… they shall
obtain possession of "great possessions," inheriting and establishing (peopling) the desolate places of the
earth, rule many heathen nations, have a great revenue, become the "mart of nations," hold the keys of
commerce, be "exalted above their neighbors," and become "the chief of nations."
                                                                                       (Allen, 1902, p. 31)[96]

Whoever Ephraim and Manasseh is today the birthright blessing might have allowed them possession of
choice agricultural, mineral, and other wealth.
                                (Armstrong, 1954, p. 22)[97]

The British Commonwealth was, indeed, a huge force to be reckoned with
; for a long time. Many have
heard the saying “the sun never set on the British Empire” –  a truly fascinating endeavor for such a small
group of islands, one might say. It could have, because of this, easily been thought of as “chief of the
nations,” at least for a time.

For thus saith the LORD; Sing with gladness for Jacob, and shout among the chief of the nations: publish
ye, praise ye, and say, O LORD, save thy people, the remnant of Israel... Behold, I will bring them from the
north country, and gather them from the coasts of the earth… a great company shall return thither… for I am
a father to Israel, and Ephraim is my firstborn.
                                          - Jer. 31:7-9 (KJV)

The burning question is this: if the British Commonwealth were originally a remnant of Ephraim’s tribe, and,
if they were the one to carry on the
birthright, then would God have allowed him and his brother Manasseh
their successes
because of it? Was their dominance and prosperity allowed through this birthright?[98]
Very contemplating questions, indeed!

As time went on, Ephraim and Manasseh both would rise, to be great in power. And, seemingly because of
their Judeo/Christian walk, their enemies weren’t able to go anywhere
near to stopping them.

And the remnant of Jacob shall be among the Gentiles in the midst of many people as a lion among the
beasts of the forest, as a young lion among the flocks of sheep: who, if he go through, both treadeth down,
and teareth in pieces, and none can deliver.
                                        - Mic. 5:8 (KJV)

…whosoever shall gather together against thee shall fall for thy sake… I have created the waster to
destroy. No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee
in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD,
and their righteousness
is of me, saith the LORD.                                                                       - Isa. 54:15-17 (KJV)

                          …they that war against thee shall be as nothing, and as a thing of nought.
                                                                                                               - Isa. 41:2 (KJV)

Seems like these latter-day lost tribes would eventually become first rate societies; with an almost
undefeatable military
; having "their righteousness of the Lord." Could the British Commonwealth and the
United States have "fit this bill?"
Of course, today, many might say that exploring and colonizing other lands, and forming an empire, is
something deplorable; something to be frowned upon. It would be nothing but an imperialistic drive for
power, according to some. But, back in the days when it was commonplace and understandable, these
feats were truly unmatched.
Since these times, many countries once colonized by Britain would gather their independence; and that’s
okay. It’s totally understandable to not be ruled by another country. Times have changed, and so have
perceptions about this. Regardless, during a time
when all of this was acceptable, and seemingly “everyone
else was doing it,” it was quite a feat for these two countries.

And the birthright includes possession of the land, Palestine, possessing the material "gate" of material
enemies, inheriting the heathen for a possession and ruling over heathen peoples, spreading and
colonizing force around the world! The two phases of the promises to Abraham now are separated into
two different tribes of Israel!
                                            (Armstrong, 1954, p. 4)[99]

Now, what “
gate” could the above be referring to - another clue to their identification?

"The Gate of His Enemies"

Interestingly enough, there may be, yet, another telltale sign of where the whereabouts of these two tribes
just might be
, at least according to the Bible! We recall the story of Abraham’s attempted sacrifice of Isaac:
Abraham was about to plunge the dagger into his son, Isaac; and God, in the last minute, ended up telling
Abraham to stop with his actions. Instead, He blessed Abraham, and told him that He would bless his seed,
as well - through this very son he was about to sacrifice - Isaac!
God stated:

“…for because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son: That in blessing I
will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which
is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the
gate of his enemies…"
                                                                                                     - Gen. 22:16-17 (KJV)

This blessing was also handed down to Rebekah, the wife of Isaac (and mother of Jacob/Israel):

                           …be thou the mother of thousands of millions, and let thy seed possess
                 
                                        the gate of those which hate them.
                                                                                                     - Gen. 24:60 (KJV)

What does this all mean? What could this have to do with Britain and the United States?

Britain had, and still has (to a degree), possessed of a good number of these “gates” around the world.
The British Empire, for many years, had a mighty naval fleet; securing an almost unbelievable number of
"strategic choke
points" or shipping “gates” over the years. If one is in possession of these waterways,
they, then, could control the commerce throughout the area. Not surprisingly, a number of people in these
areas around these particular harbors, or choke
points, really didn’t think much of their British caretakers.

Among the more famous harbors/choke
points that Britain had (or still has) control over are:
Hong Kong
Shanghai
The Suez Canal
Gibraltar
Cape of Good Hope
The Straits Settlements (i.e. Singapore, Penang, Strait of Malacca)
The Falkland Islands

The United States built, and also had possession of, a major choke hold in Central America, as well:
The Panama Canal

Since the Birthright pertains to nations, the "gate" of our enemies would be such passes as Gibraltar, Suez,
Singapore, Panama Canal, etc. Britain and America came into possession of every such major "gate" in this
world… They have become not only strategic passes, but the world's greatest fortifications.
                                                                                       (Armstrong, 1954, p. 22)[100]

Both nations were hated because of it, by many of those around them. What other nations could have this
exact scenario to their credit, as well?

Again, many might, today, want to proclaim that colonizing, or taking possession of parts of, another nation
is “torture” to the indigenous people. That’s fine, and totally understandable. In this website, we are not
here to focus on these changing views. The world held these particular views a long time ago – that’s
just
the way it was
. History is undeniable that many other nations did the same type of thing (i.e. Spain, France,
the Dutch, etc.), or would have, if they had the option.

Regardless, looking back at the time, when t
his was a little more accepted, we have to ask ourselves: could
this dominance
be the result of some predetermined birthright, or covenant, originally given, by God, to
these Lost 10 Tribes of Israel? You see, now, why pagans, and those against any of the true ways of God,
would want to shoot this all down, or cover this up?
It would deliver a blow to those
actively against the validity of these Lost 10 Tribes, and anyone from Israel,
in general
; as well as all of those who followed God... not only in blood, but in spirit.

Britain and the Unites States, however, weren’t
only out for “blood and glory," as some might accuse, here;
there was a lot of good which came out of the dominion of these two nations, as well!

A Blessing to Other Nations

      …and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice.
                                                                                                             - Gen. 22:18 (KJV)

A very powerful verse, indeed! It states that, because these Lost 10 Tribes began to follow His ways again,
they would soon go on to be a
blessing to many in the world around them. With power comes responsibility.

And he said, It is a light thing that thou shouldest be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to
restore the preserved of Israel: I will also give thee for a light to the Gentiles, that thou mayest be my
salvation unto the end of the earth.
                                                    - Isa. 49:6 (KJV)

Interestingly enough, we recall that, at the time Isaac was going to bless Jacob, he said:

Therefore God give thee of the dew of heaven, and the fatness of the earth, and plenty of corn and wine:
Let people serve thee, and nations bow down to thee: be lord over thy brethren… cursed be every one that
curseth thee, and blessed be he that blesseth thee.
                         - Gen. 27:28–29 (KJV)

Britain and the United States, one could easily argue, have been on the forefront of charity and domestic
assistance to the less fortunate; far from squandering the wealth that they have received. They have
continually been first in line, among other nations; ready and able to give a share of their food
surpluses to
those who might be in need of it.

"Brotherly Love" - To Their Jewish Brethren?

If Britain and the United States could be, at least in part, remnants of these tribes of Ephraim and
Manasseh, then God apparently
has kept His promise of the birthright; and did not forget these Lost Tribes
of Israel!

If we think along these same lines, one might believe that Britain and the United States, naturally, would be
more inclined to back the nation of Israel
; which they in actuality do, today. Now, beyond their ideological
similarities, could the reasons for their tight-knit bond be because they were actually brethren, at a time?
Although it is true that Christianity stems from Judaism, that doesn’t automatically necessitate that one
country be loyal to the other - lock, stock and barrel! Could there be something
more to it all - something
deep
er, under the surface?

United - Through Christ!

Paul might have had some more words, regarding lost Israel:

Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved. For I bear them
record that they have a zeal of God… For they being ignorant of God's righteousness… have not
submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God. For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to
every one that believeth.
                                                                 - Rom. 10:1-4 (KJV)

What Paul hoped for, in th
e world of the Gentiles, might have come true! These Lost 10 tribes (among
other people) would begin, again,
to follow the ways of God - by following Christ, and the Judeo/Christian
faith.[101] The “vial” of their forgetfulness “is done away in Christ” (II Cor. 3:14). The teachings of Christ
would bring people back to these ways of God, and into His favor:

…and I will save the house of Joseph, and I will bring them again to place them; for I have mercy upon
them: and they shall be as though I had not cast them off: for I am the Lord their God, and will hear them.
                                                                                               - Zech. 10:6 (KJV)

And they of Ephraim shall be like a mighty man… their heart shall rejoice in the Lord… and they shall
increase… And I will sow them among the people: and they shall remember me in far countries…
                                                                                               - Zech. 10:7-9 (KJV)

The "Antichrist"?

Sounds great on paper, but something may have happened, is happening right now, or is about to
happen, which
desires to throw this whole “reunion” of the Lost 10 Tribes into a tailspin! God has blessed
these nations; most probably, after all of these years, when they began to find their way back. But, due to
continuing societal pressure, changes have been
- and are continuing to happen - in these countries;
starting in their
governments.

     Ephraim feedeth on wind, and followeth after the east wind: he daily increaseth lies and desolation...
                                                                                               - Hos. 12:1 (KJV)

But, something
has happened, or will happen soon enough. Remember how we prophesied that Britain
might act in the spirit of antichrist, if and when they begin to adopt the Euro (see Those Tares of Christ).
If this nation was indeed Ephraim, how could this be?

                                                       Ephraim is smitten, their root is dried up…
                                                                                    - Hos. 9:16-17 (KJV)

                        Because Ephraim hath made many altars to sin, altars shall be unto him to sin.
                                                                                    - Hos. 8:11 (KJV)

Let’s hope their government doesn’t make a "deal with the devil," and fall in the way of Babylon, or Rome.
Yet, due to trends we are seeing every day, God and Christianity are falling out of the fabric of this society,
and others,
at an alarming rate. Maybe this turn to the dark side has already been proceeding

Loss of Divine Favor - Scriptural Evidence?

We recall, the original sons, or tribes, of Jacob (i.e. Israel) were:

Judah
Reuben
Gad
Asher
Naphtali
Simeon
Levi
Issachar
Zebulun
Joseph
Benjamin
Dan

Curiously enough, there, in the Bible, have been changes to the original twelve (as we already may have
heard
).

The Bible lists the twelve tribes of Israel in several locations: (Genesis 35:23-26; Exodus 1:2-5; Numbers
1:20-43; 1 Chronicles 2:2; Revelation 7:5-8). It is interesting that there are slight differences in some
places…
Revelation 7:5-8 lists the 12 tribes as Judah, Reuben, Gad, Asher, Naphtali, Manasseh, Simeon,
Levi, Issachar, Zebulun, Joseph and Benjamin. This is interesting…for the first time Joseph is listed as a
tribe along with his son Manasseh. Why isn’t Ephraim listed?
                                                            (“What are the twelve tribes of Israel?”, n. d., p. 1)[102]

If one believes that Revelation indeed gives us a pattern for the future, then we have a possible “list” of the
Twelve Tribes that are still in God’s favor. In other words, for various moral reasons, some were left out,
and some were added. We’ve already learned that Reuben was left out, early on, probably because he
had sinned. But, as we see, he, now, is back in - apparently his descendants may have reconciled
themselves with God, over the years. But, as Reuben comes back in the list, his brother
Dan is now left
out. Why?
Well, the people of Dan’s tribe may have done some unsavory things over the years, which cost them
divine favor. Back in Jeroboam's time, this tribe apparently was made an important part of Israel's new
move to idolatry. On top of it, some of the tribe of Dan were also thought to have settled in
the British Isles
(i.e. Ireland and Northern Ireland). Genesis 49:17 portrays Dan in this negative way: “Dan shall be a
serpent by the way, an adder in the path, that biteth the horse heels, so that his rider shall fall backward.”
Could Dan have back slid? Could the government of Ephraim, or the British Isles in general, have begun to
fall to corruption? Were they involved in the ultimate betrayal of God - taking on some of the political "ways"
of antichrist?

What Could it All Mean?

What could it all mean?

Could the birthright of Jacob be the driving force behind much of the early successes of the British
Empire, as well as the 13 colonies of the United States?

This
also may go beyond the British Commonwealth and early expanse of the original U.S. colonies. It also
may
involve the land now known as Israel, in the Middle East. If one believes a number of ancient written
accounts we have on these subjects, we will see that Noah, after the flood, dictated that Canaan was to
inherit the land west of Libya (in North Africa); not the area of Israel/Palestine; of which they occupied. Noah
promised this land to his son
Shem (the father of the Semites), and his descendants, after the flood.

Concluding
: if these twelve tribes (those “lost” and those who weren't) were given more land, by God,
than the little area
we now know as the nation of Israel, then this might redefine the thoughts of many; as
well as hurt the
agenda of those God-hating, anti-Israelite majorities. Now, we see why any information
we have on the Lost 10 Tribes is so important; and why it has
been so actively covered up.

As long as people and, most importantly, the
government of nations, continue to follow the uncorrupted
Judeo/Christian ways of God, they will be blessed – like members of these Lost 10 Tribes, again, once were.
If not
- especially if they betray God in the worst way (by adopting the spirit of antichrist, such as
Ephraim/Britain may have)
- then things will probably change for the worse for these governments, and all
of those
people under them!
Curiously enough, that’s
exactly what seems to be going on, today. The once-Christian governments of
Britain and the United States have continually caved to political pressure
by those anti-God factions of
our society. We seem to quickly be losing our Judeo/Christian foundations - both societies, concurrently,
seem to be
going down this same direction of pagan morality and ideological thought!

If Britain and the United States
are Ephraim and Manasseh, then their people are repeating history, again -
falling
right back into the same spiritual whoredom as their ancestors (back when they were part of
the ten northern tribes). Ultimately, they are,
again, slowly finding themselves lost to God; which always
comes with a price. Let’s pray these modern countries - which once housed many followers of Judeo/Christ-
ian belief - are not put in the position where they have to repeat their downfall, as their tribal ancestors did -
bracing themselves for another round of God's abandonment, and His up-and-coming judgment.

Notice the tenth, last captive Sakka king (on the far right). Compare it to the same pointed (bent-over)
headdresses above, worn by Israel’s King Jehu; as well as
worn by the Scythians!

Again, Why Try to Hide The Evidence?

We may, again, be starting to see why the forces of Mystery Babylon would want this information to be
covered up
; even destroyed - because it represents evidence contrary to their agenda.
These people do not like exposure. Pride and egos get in the way of what
they consider the “politically
correct” route we should understand, and take.

If they were able to “cut the thread,” somewhere between where these lost 10 tribes last ended up, and
where all of these other peoples
began, then they’ve succeeded (at least with this part of their agenda).
Apparently, it has worked - to a degree.

Of course, to cover up these possibilities, these people would have to continually
downplay, or discredit,
any of these above possibilities. If there were people out in this same general vicinity, in this same time
frame, then they must be nothing but an irrelevant, group of uncivilized peoples in the area; even
barbarians.

But, were they?

How About Some Biblical Evidence?

There might even be some Biblical evidence to help us with this understanding:

                             Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision,
  
                                  Barbarian, Scythian, bond [nor] free: but Christ [is] all, and in all.
                                                                                              - Col. 3:11 (KJV)

Much like how the ancient Assyrians and Persians probably wouldn't want to put the ways of God, and the
people who followed them, in a good light, the same thing happens
today. In order to discredit their
existence, God-following people would have to be portrayed as the
opposite of how a civilized individual
would live and behave (at least, in the pagan mind)!
Apparently, that
was the exact classification the ancient Cimmerians and Scythians might have been put
into, over the years! Even though negative connotations such as this might have been assigned to these
peoples, it might a
lso help us to further our identification into just who these Scythians might actually be!

The word
Scythian appears only once in the Bible. Is it possible the apostle Paul already knew just who
these Scythians were, around the time of Christ; and tried to say it in this verse? It might have already been
common knowledge just
who these people were, back then!

Let’s look at the verse, again:

                           Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision,
                                 Barbarian, Scythian, bond [nor] free: but Christ [is] all, and in all.

If we follow the context of this verse, we discover what Paul was trying to say. He was trying to state that,
no matter
whom a person may be, no matter what circumstances of their life, they could become a member
of Christ’s (spiritual) family if they really wanted to. Paul makes this example by grouping certain individuals
together; those who seem to be at opposite extremes of a spectrum.
In other words, it would be, as one would say: “as far as north is from the south,” “as far as east is from
west,” etc.

We have the ancient “Greeks” being contrasted to the “Jews;” the Greeks being a
civilized, pagan nation -
polar
opposite of the civilized, God-fearing nation of the Jews!
Next, Paul contrasts those who were circumcised to those on the opposite end - who weren’t.

In the third contrast, the English translators, here, could have continued looking at these as contrasts,
but there seemed to be a break in this continuum. Why? It sure seems that Paul easily could have
continued doing so! But, as we see, the next set of words only is made to look as if Paul was listing
"Barbarians" and "Scythians
," and nothing more. Why? It really doesn’t make much sense why he would
want that, as it stands. But, if we
do believe that Paul wanted to continue, and show another contrast, here,
then the verse makes a lot more sense.

This third contrast, then, would have involved a comparison of
uncivilized people in the world: from the
“Barbarians” to the “Scythians.” Again, these people seem to be on opposite ends of some spectrum.
Why? Why Barbarians and why Scythians?

If we follow the context of the verse, we come up with an answer. First, we see that a typical barbarian
and the ancient
Scythians could have been thought of as closely-related, in certain ways. Let’s look at a
couple meanings of the word
barbarian:

1)
one whose speech is rude, rough and harsh.
2) one who speaks a foreign or strange language which is not understood by another.[69]

In other words, people thought of a
barbarian as one beyond reproachfulness - one they really couldn’t
“reach,” or instruct in proper ways of living. The
Scythians, even in Paul’s day, must have also been
considered the same: a "rude” or “rough" people - beyond reproach. We now discover that “by the
more civilized nations of antiquity the Scythians were regarded as the
wildest of barbarians.”

Surely, there must have been a variety of different barbarians in Paul’s day - why choose the group of
Scythians, here, to contrast to the word barbarian? The answer is simple: Paul needed to have more of a
Godly (or, once Godly) group of people, like the Jews, to keep this
opposing contrast going!

He labeled the civilized people as the “Greeks” and “Jews.” Paul may have labeled the
uncivilized people
as “Barbarian” and the uncivilized tribes of Israel (who were lost) the “
Scythians!” This clearly fits along
with the context of the entire verse – as being both opposing and contrasting!

Ultimately, Paul may have had some knowledge about these lost tribes of Israel in his day, and where
they ended up! Curiously, he has other interesting things to say in his writings (as if he knows something’s
up with these lost 10 Tribes):

            Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace.
                                                                                                - Rom. 11:5 (KJV)

…Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were
blinded (According as it is written, God hath given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see,
and ears that they should not hear;) unto this day. And David saith, Let their table be made a snare, and a
trap, and a stumblingblock, and a recompence unto them: Let their eyes be darkened, that they may not
see, and bow down their back alway. I say then, Have they stumbled that they should fall? God forbid: but
rather through their fall salvation is come unto the Gentiles…
                            - Rom. 11:7-11 (KJV)

As one could guess: if there weren't these "slumbering" remnants of Israel, somewhere in the world, then
why would any Apostle, such as Paul, even need to go out amongst these Gentiles at all... to find them
maybe?
If we are of the opinion that these "lost sheep" of Israel refers to the Lost 10 Tribes, then the following
verses
might make more sense.

…their minds were blinded: for until this day remaineth the same vial untaken away in the reading of the
Old Testament… even unto this day, when Moses is read, the vial is upon their heart.
                                                                                          - II Cor. 3:14-15 (JKV)

For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own
conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel…
                                      - Rom. 11:25 (KJV)

Apparently, there may have been other
remnants of Israel who were, in his day, wandering in the areas of
the Gentiles; without God – trying to find their way in this world. Paul knew…

Even More Nations and Peoples

As we theorized, the Lost 10 Tribes, eventually, headed towards lands to the north, and west, of where they
once were
.
Looking at any map will tell us this would be in the direction of Europe.
The Cimmerians and Scythians both could have eventually ended up in different areas of this continent,
under even
more names - such as the Celts, the Germanics, the Slavs, etc.[70] Interestingly enough, in,
yet,
another example, we had another ancient people of Europe, known as the Goths:

    …the Scythians were later known as Goths, or Gothi… therefore, all Scythians were [called] Gothi…
                                                                                   (Balaicius, 2001, p. 37)[71]

On a side note, these Goths were also known to be “the people of God.”[72]

There were other tribes thought to be early settlers of Europe, as well.
Reuben’s tribe, for example, was
thought to have been among the early settlers of
France.
There are more:

Zebulon - Holland
Issachar - Finland
Dan - Ireland & Denmark
Gad - The Swiss
Asher - Belgium
Naphtali - Sweden[73]
…etc.

Theories abound about “who” ended up “where.” Books have been written about these subjects, already.
So, to make a long story short, it’s best to say that many of these early
Goths, Celts, Germanics, and
Slavs (among others), could have been associated with the Lost 10 Tribes, at least somewhere down the
line.

There are two more possibilities which come into play, here. These two nations
might even be related to two
sons of Joseph, in fact: Ephraim and Manasseh. Both, as we know, were once a part of the Lost 10 Tribes.
But, these could easily be a part of one of the most interesting, and most controversial, topics of this whole
discussion.

Let’s, first, begin by looking at, yet, another possible name associated with these Lost 10 Tribes - one
associated with their ancient name of promise:
Isaac.

The Saxons

Phonetically Saxons is the same as “Sac’s sons” or “sons of Isaac.” While the English word “saxon” has a
latin “x,” the German world for “Saxon” is “Sachsisch” or “Sachse”. The modern German words for “Saxon”
still preserve the name of the Scythian “Sac-ae”…
                                     (Collins, 1996, p. 32)[74]

                      Ptolemy AD 100-170 recorded the Saxons were a Scythian people descended
  
                                                    from the Sakae, who came from Media
                                                                                           (Balaicius, 2001, p. 24)[75]

Obviously, the origins of these Saxon people may go way back, to these
Scythians or Sacae. From the
knowledge we have, above, we already have a good idea
where these people originated, who they really
were connected with, and, ultimately, in which direction they went:

                                          …out of Scythia… they poured little by little into Europe…
                                                                                           (Balaicius, 2001, p. 24)[76]

Yet, just who could these Saxons be, today; and where did this group of “Isaac’s sons” end up? Many have
heard of the “Anglo-Saxons;” yet, who could
they really be… really?
Let’s see.

To the North, the West, and the "Isles"

We are led with three clues where, at least, some of these “lost sheep” of Israel might have ended up,
according to the Bible. We recall that
one direction the Lost 10 Tribes were said to have travelled was to
the
north of their original area of captivity.

To the North

Interestingly enough, we see, in the Bible:

For thus saith the LORD; Sing with gladness for Jacob… publish ye, praise ye, and say, O LORD, save
thy people, the
remnant of Israel. Behold, I will bring them from the north country, and gather them from
the
coasts of the earth… a great company shall return thither… for I am a father to Israel, and Ephraim is
my firstborn.
                                                                  - Jer. 31:7-9 (KJV)

And the LORD said unto me, The backsliding Israel hath justified herself more than treacherous Judah. Go
and proclaim these words toward the
north, and say, Return, thou backsliding Israel, saith the LORD; and I
will not cause mine anger to fall upon you: for I am merciful, saith the LORD, and I will not keep anger for
ever.
                                                                              - Jer. 3:11-12 (KJV)

Also, To the West

                                      So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the west
                                                                                      - Isa. 59:19 (KJV)

And my people are bent to backsliding from me… How shall I give thee up, Ephraim? how shall I deliver
thee, Israel?... mine heart is turned within me, my repentings are kindled together. I will not execute the
fierceness of mine anger, I will not return to destroy Ephraim… They shall walk after the LORD: he shall
roar like a lion: when he shall roar, then the children shall tremble from the
west.
                                                                                     - Hos. 11:7-10 (KJV)

Not only do we see Israel going
north and west of Assyria, we also see a name being mentioned, more and
more:
Ephraim.[77] We also discover, in Hos. 12:1, that Ephraim had “followeth after the east wind." If we
think about it, an "east wind" travels west. We are now beginning to see a relationship between the tribe of
Ephraim and a tribe travelling more and more in a northwestern location.[78]

In the Hebrew, the language in which this was originally inspired, there is no word for "northwest," but this
term is designated by the phrase, "the north and the west." It means, literally, the northwest!
                                                                                                (Armstrong, 1954, p. 17)[79]

And, there is something else.

The Isles

They shall lift up their voice, they shall sing for the majesty of the LORD, they shall cry aloud from the
sea. Wherefore glorify ye the LORD in the fires, even the name of the LORD God of Israel in the
isles
of the sea
.                                                                       - Isa. 24:14-15 (KJV)

                       Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far… Thou [art]
                                          my servant, O Israel, in whom I will be glorified.
                                                                                       - Isa. 49:1-2 (KJV)

Hear the word of the LORD, O ye nations, and declare it in the isles afar off, and say, He that scattered
Israel
will gather him, and keep him, as a shepherd doth his flock.
                                                                                       - Jer. 31:10 (KJV)

                                               …to the islands he will repay recompence.
                                                                                       - Isa. 59:18 (KJV)

As we see, lost Israel was plainly directed to glorify the Lord
from the Isles. Now, the land of Israel, today,
is, in no way, an
island. These lost tribes, at least some, may have ended up on an island, somewhere.
But… where?
If we believe that some of these people went towards the north, to the west, and also ended up in some
sea, on an
island… then were could this be?[80] As we’ll soon see, it does point in the direction of an actual
place!

If we take a map of Europe, and lay a line due northwest of Jerusalem across the continent of Europe, until
you come to the sea, and then to the islands in the sea! This line takes you direct to the British Isles!
                                                                                           (Armstrong, 1954, p. 17)[81]

The remote cliff-face inscription… shows Darius the king of Persia majestically standing before 10 men.
Nine are united by a rope with their necks and hands fastened behind their backs; and one lays prostrate
on his back with the right foot of the king is upon his body. This inscription is an extremely valuable missing
link as to where the Northern Kingdom went after their exile to Assyria. This is because: 1) It has much
adjacent writing (in three languages) to the characters that refer to the 10 prisoners as both "Sakka" and
"Gimiri"… and, 2) The final (tenth) captive Sakka king has a pointed headdress… Although many of the
descendants of the 10 lost tribes had left Assyria by the time the Behistun inscription was made, King
Darius was still subduing some (Israelis) as he took over Assyria. The depicted prisoners represented his
victory over the (Israeli) people in general.
                             (“The ‘Earliest’ Depiction of the 10-Lost-Tribe Chiefs: the Behistun
                
                Inscription - ca 515 BCE”, March 8, 2012, p. 1)[68]

In other words, the sculptor of this inscription wanted to show how powerful his king was
. He once ruled
the people of the land – including certain individuals (
10 of them in all, interestingly) named the Sakka
and the Gimiri – both who seemed to have worn these pointed headdresses!

Note the similar headdresses worn by both of them!

The Inscription

Interestingly enough, we seem to have another "proof" of this all: a fascinating inscription on the side of a
large expanse of rock in Northwestern Iran; known as the
Behistun Inscription. It seems to portray, more or
less, a work of ancient “propaganda” for the ancient Persians; somewhere in the time frame of 515 B.C.

Here are some ancient depictions of these Scythians:

Thanks to their leaders, the House of Israel had “sold its own soul” to the Serpent's paganism. Soon, the
Assyrians found it advantageous to make their move on Israel,
to take it over!

One positive consequence, through all of this, is that the name of
Omri might help us to identify the
beginning of what happened to these Lost 10 Tribes!

So, looking beyond the association of the House of Omri to "Bit Khumri," we know the name
Omri could
also be related to the name "Ghomri." The two names form a great starting point towards discovering
where these tribes went after Assyria, and how they would be identified!

Gimira - Starting Point of these "Forgotten Ones"

There is another name which seems to have arisen out of a combination of these above two names: Gimira
(or Gimiri, Gamir, Gamira, etc.)[47]

                 (The name) Gimira is easily derived from Khumri, the recognized name for Israel.
                                                                                   (Capt, 1985, p. 120)[48]

         This name “Gamira” or “Gamir” evidently seems a corruption of the Assyrian word “Khumri”...
                               (“Are Cherokee Indians Lost Tribes of Israel?”, Aug. 8, 2008, p. 3)[49]

So what? Well, the
Gimira seemed to be another name ancient Assyrians would have called their captives.
What’s so interesting about this name, however, is the following:

Within 15 years of the deportations of the Israelites to Assyria, in precisely the identical area into which
Israel had been placed, there is the first appearance of a people called “Gimira” in the Assyrian records.
                                  (“Are Cherokee Indians Lost Tribes of Israel?”, Aug. 8, 2008, p. 3)[50]

Interestingly enough, these
Gimira just seemed to emerge out of nowhere. Sound familiar? As time
progressed, the Gimira would eventually be known by, yet, another name: the
Cimmerians.[51] Again,
what’s so important about trying to interrelate all of these names? It’s because, through these associations,
we might begin to trace the route
of the captive Israelites after they left.

Interestingly enough, we might another clue. We discover what it is by looking at
another name these
captive Israelites might have been called!
As we recall, the Israelis were no longer allowed to call themselves “Israel,” as well as
be called this by
anyone else. But, there seemed to be one name they might have been able to call themselves, beyond the
name Gimira. That name, surprisingly, could be more of a divine association to it.

Israel's Father - Isaac

                    And the Gentiles shall see thy righteousness, and all kings thy glory: and thou shalt
   
                         be called by a new name, which the mouth of the LORD shall name.
                                                                                                - Isa. 62:2 (KJV)

If they couldn’t be called "Israel," could they have been called by, yet, another name – one which might be
more in line with the covenant God gave to their famous ancestors? Apparently, yes.

As we know, when God makes a promise, it
has to come true. Apparently, the Bible appears to have some
choice words regarding a covenant of God, here. Could the Lost 10 Tribes, actually, have
fulfilled what
God said about this covenant? When
He was laying out His promises to Abraham, way back before Israel
was even a nation,
God said: "In Isaac shall thy seed be called…" (Gen. 21:12).[52]
Interestingly enough, this quote was repeated
twice in the New Testament, as well (in Rom. 9:7 and
Heb. 11:18)
; so, it must have been something really special, indeed. Could there have been some
fulfillment of this covenant, and incorporation of this name Isaac, into the whole mix, here?[53]

If no one was allowed to use the name "Israel," then maybe, somewhere down the line, the people asked
themselves to be identified by this other historical figure. As long as they couldn’t be called
Israel, maybe
they could be known by the next, best figure close to them:
Isaac.

If this was the case - and history seems to point to this as being the case - then we have
another name to
throw into the mix: the
Iskura.

This eastern part of the Israelites, although known as Gimira, was also known to the Assyrians as Iskura, a
name derived from the name Isaac. This could have been one of the names the ancient Israelites used to
describe themselves was “sons of Isaac.”
                            (“Are Cherokee Indians Lost Tribes of Israel?”, Aug. 8, 2008, p. 3)[54]

If these Israelis began to also be known as
Isaaca, or Iskura, it would do them a great service: they could,
continually, use it to remind themselves that they were, actually, those “children of promise.” This
represented the promise that
they were, indeed, a special people of Isaac, and that God would not forsake
them in their captivity! There were, undoubtedly, some who still had faith in God, and understood that
covenant. If their original name had been stripped from them, even if their original language and culture
were to be forgotten over time, they
still had that one thing to hold on to: the security of God’s spirit,
somehow, still being upon them![55] And, this was probably a comfort to many.
Much could be stripped from them; but that
belief couldn't. Many knew that, once God makes a promise, it,
sooner or later,
has to be fulfilled!

Interestingly, we see that:

In 573 B.C.E., the Iskura are mentioned for the first time in any historical document, locating them in Media
in the very place where some of Israel had been put in captivity.
                             (“Are Cherokee Indians Lost Tribes of Israel?”, Aug. 8, 2008, p. 3)[56]

In another interesting tidbit, the prophet
Amos even referred to the House of Israel as the “House of Isaac
(or Beth
Sak)":[57]

          …Thou sayest, Prophesy not against Israel, and drop not thy word against the house of Isaac.
                                                                                                   - Amos 7:16 (KJV)

If there was an association between the House of Israel and House of
Isaac, as well as Isaac to Sak,
then this will help play out for the future of these people, as well!

"Sacae" or "Sakka"

The word Sacae represents the word Isaac with the Latin plural “ae” attached. That these “Sacae” are
recorded as being near the Black Sea soon after the Israelites migrated to Asia supports the contention
that they were relocated Israelites.
                                    (Collins, 1992, p. 252)[58]

                          The names “Sacae” or “Sakka” are probably derived from house of Isaac.
                                                                                           (Capt, 1985, p. 123)[59]

Again, we see
more names are coming in the mix, but, as we're also beginning to see - they all seem to be
interrelated. Ancient inscriptions and writings have placed these above groups as originating in the same
general vicinity as the ancient Isrealites were once placed.

It is also indicated that, by this time (about 517 BC), a branch of Gimiri called the Sakka by the Persians
had already migrated… The only conclusion that can be drawn from the inscriptions also the writings of
Josephus is the Iskuza were called Sakka by Persians… The logical conclusion is the Gimiri, Iskuza and
Sakka are the same people.
                                              (Capt, 1985, p. 140)[60]

…the same people?

Next, we get into discussing
another, larger group of ancient peoples, seemingly related to these above
people of old; actually,
stemming from them!

The Scythians

Now, the Iskuza, Gimira, Sacae, and Sakka people could have, over time, become known by, yet,
another name: the Scythians.[61]

- Renowned historians have proven that Iskuza was also the Assyrian name for the Scythians
- The Babylonians called the
Scythians Gimirra/Gimiri
- Strabo… the Greek geographer and historian… recorded that the
Sacae were Scythians
- Pliny the Elder… the Roman historian… said that “the
Sakai (i.e. Sakka) were among the most
 distinguished people who lived in Scythia”…
                                                                     (Balaicius, 2001, p. 20-23)[62]

The Scythians, in actuality, were a fairly well-known group of people in ancient times; and, interestingly
enough, they were said to have come from “the exact spot where Israel had been placed upon being
conquered and deported by… Assyria in 720 B.C.”
                            (Balaicius, 2001, p. 31)[63]

It seems to be getting harder and harder to throw cold water on all of these connections.

These Scythians, as well, were considered “kinsmen” or “interchangeable” with another, larger group
of individuals already mentioned: the
Cimmerians.[64]

How can people deny there is not, at least,
something to all of this?

It shouldn’t be too hard to conclude that these name-connotations may be giving us fuel towards
understanding that they might be one in the same; the
same people, just known by different names, at
different places, at different periods of their existence.
It’s a lot like a German person immigrating to the United States; then, years later, his descendants began
to be known as "American," even though they are of German descent.

Coming in "Waves"

So, what if these ancient Israelites found themselves being known by names such as Cimmerian or
Scythian, later on, down the line? It helps us to assume that these lost Israelites might have migrated out of
Assyria through multiple
waves; groups of individuals following old trade routes.[65] An earlier wave of these
forgotten 10 tribes - known as the
Cimmerians - might have, earlier, left their area of captivity, northward
and westward; soon to be followed by
more waves of forgotten peoples - known as the Scythians:

After the fall of the Assyrian capital Nineveh in 612 B.C.E., the main body of Scythian Israelites came
under such pressure from the Medes that they were forced northwards through the Dariel Pass in the
Caucasus mountains and into the steppe region of southern Russia. As wave after wave of these people
were forced through the Caucasus, the leaders… came into contact with Cimmerians Israelites who had
earlier moved across the Black Sea, Central Europe.
                                   (“Are Cherokee Indians Lost Tribes of Israel?”, Aug. 8, 2008, p. 3)[66]

Where did all of the countless
Cimmerian and Scythian people of antiquity come from, if they weren’t
these one-time captive Israelis? Most probable answer: these captive Israelites were
never lost: they just
relocated and were renamed.
The Cimmerians and Scythians didn’t just “appear” out of thin air, either. It was
they who, probably, were
the same people
; only regaining a new identity after leaving Assyria!

The Encyclopaedia Britannica records the Scythians as being present in Eurasian locations from the
seventh century B.C…. The Encyclopedia Americana adds: “The Scythians... are those tribes that
occupied this territory (the region north of the Black Sea) from about 700 B.C….”
                                                                                       (Collins, 1992, p. 250)[67]

We see this was around the same
time frame, as well. Who else could it be?

Ancient Proof?

There may be some ancient evidence to support it all. We recall the son of Omri, bowing down to the king
of Assyria. Take note of the pointed headdress he wore.

…one of the clues that one has in finding the route of migration of the Israelites… is the name Bit Khumri
by which they were known to the Assyrians. Many Assyrian inscriptions describe, indeed, the house of
Israel as the house of Omri or Bit Khumri.
                                                            (“The Cimbri and the Cimmerians”, n. d., p. 1)[43]

Simply taken, most of Israel was now to be called the “House of
Omri,” after a king of theirs. As this trend
progressed, the term "Israel" was being used less and less, and “Omri” more and more. But, why name it
after this man?
First, Omri was credited for establishing the capital of this House of Israel – at Samaria (not Jerusalem,
because the House of Judah already had
this city as its capital)! Samaria was, more or less, the
stronghold city of these ten northern tribes.

“I Kings 16:25 says that Omri was
worse than any of the kings who had ruled Israel.” Before his reign,
Micah 6:16 also alludes to “the evilness of Omri” as being “a
continuation of King Jeroboam's evil.” So,
what did he do so wrong, as well? Again, it was the usual sin:

…the reference to "the statutes of Omri" in Mic. 6:16, indicates that he may have had a share in
substituting foreign religions for the worship of… (God), and therefore the unfavorable light in which he is
regarded is justified.
                                                               ("Omri", n. d., p. 4)[44]

Through idolatry, he participated in spiritual whoredom: "prostituting" himself out to other empires around
him, for the sake of financial gain.

He seems to have been a vigorous and unscrupulous ruler, anxious to strengthen his dynasty by
intercourse and alliances with foreign states.
                        (“Om’ri", n. d., p. 1)[45]

We know Jeroboam betrayed his people by this way - by having an alliance with Egypt. Omri would take
it one step further:

Omri was the first king of Israel to pay tribute to the Assyrians under their king Asurnacirpal III, in 876 BC.
From the days of Shalmaneser II (860 BC) down to the time of Sargon (722 BC), Northern Israel was
known to the Assyrians as "the land of the house of Omri."
                            (“Omri", n. d., p. 3)[46]

Omri began to join with his pagan neighbors in thought and deed. His "prostitution" would bring Israel
even deeper in the depths of paganism.
To the Assyrians, however, the opposite was true: Omri was finally “coming around,” and seeing things
their way. Because of this, he may have found himself “worthy” of their up-and-coming new name for
Israel!

This
devotion to Assyria would continue, with the next in line for the throne of Israel: Omri's son. There is
actually an ancient relief, showing this son of Omri bowing down to the leaders of Assyria.

To understand just what made these 10 tribes “lost,” we need to continue our discussion of these two kings
of Israel who struggled for power over these splitting "houses." As we recall, a son of Solomon ruled the
House of Judah; a servant of Solomon ruled the other. We also remember that Solomon wanted to
kill
Jeroboam, the future ruler of Israel; in order to, somehow, stop God’s prophecy from coming true. We also
remember how Jeroboam fled to
Egypt because of it. Sadly, as the scenario often plays out, again and again,
the same end-result came to Jeroboam: “an Egyptian sojourn led to Jeroboam’s familiarity with Egypt’s
religion.”[19] While sheltered there, he learned a number of
pagan ways; and became internally corrupted.
Of course, he brought this back with him; and passed it on. We also know this was the major reason why
Solomon became corrupted, as well. Seems the establishment of kings in Israel really didn’t work too well,
after all.
Obviously, there often was no love-loss between the Egyptians and the Israelites. The Pharaoh of Egypt
possibly
enjoyed giving Jeroboam political asylum, because he knew that Solomon was trying to persecute
him! And, the more he could upstart the authority of Solomon, the better![20] The Pharaoh wouldn't mind
“sleeping with the enemy” - and teaching him pagan ways - as long as Jeroboam brought them back with
him, and used them when he was king.

Eventually, Pharaoh got what he wanted. When in control, Jeroboam would begin to “prostitute” his God-
given honor and identity for the sake of worldly gain; eventually push
ing idolatry on the people of Israel
(I Kings 12:25-33). His further adoption of Egyptian idolatry would seem to be a way to “cement Israel’s
political ties with Egypt.” We’ve already talked about this same type of
whoredom; and we see it here,
again and again!

Immediately on becoming king over the House of Israel, Jeroboam set up two golden calves, introducing
idol worship in the kingdom (I Kings 12:28-33).
                                          (Armstrong, 1954, p. 8)[21]

Not surprisingly, not so long after this, Jeroboam would become disenfranchised with God’s Levitical
priesthood (I Kings 12:31). The
Levites were the tribe God destined to be Israel’s priesthood. They really
didn’t possess land, like the other tribes, but were given this honor of performing priestly duties. When
Jeroboam became disenfranchised with these ways of God, he told many of this Levite priesthood to,
essentially,
leave. This soon resulted “in the whole tribe of Levi migrating to the kingdom of Judah....”[22]

For the Levites left their suburbs and their possession, and came to Judah and Jerusalem: for Jeroboam
and his sons had cast them off from executing the priest's office unto the LORD:  And he (Jeroboam)
ordained him priests for the high places… and for the calves which he had made.
                                                                                               - II Chr. 11:14-15 (KJV)

Since the worship of God was officially being “kicked out” of Israel, any of those who wished to serve
God from Israel’s northern ten tribes had little choice but to follow these Levitical priests into Judah.[23] Yes,
the ten tribes were falling into sin, thanks to their corrupt leader; and something needed to be done.
Regardless, the people still represented the bloodline of Jacob, and also carried the birthright with them;
and God needed to show them this was not the way to act. So, as any child of God would deserve,
punishment was in order.

                                                              …I will break the bow of Israel…
                                                                                               - Hos. 1 5 (KJV)

                                      …and will cause to cease the kingdom of the house of Israel.
                                                                                               - Hos. 1 4 (KJV)

                    …I will no more have mercy upon the house of Israel; but I will utterly take them away.
                                                                                               - Hos. 1 6 (KJV)

Judah Was Unfaithful, As Well!

And I saw when for all the causes whereby backsliding Israel committed adultery I had put her away, and
given her a bill of divorce; yet her treacherous sister Judah, feared not, but went and played the harlot
also...
                                                                                       - Jer. 3:8 (KJV)

It seems the two houses did act as sisters in some ways - sisters in
shame. The House of Judah would
soon follow in these same footsteps of idolatry, as did Israel.[24] Rehoboam, the current king of Judah,
would serve God faithfully for a few years (II Chr. 11:17), but would eventually make the foolish decision to
abandon God’s ways as well, and follow paganism (II Chr. 12:12).[25]

                    They will not frame their doings to turn unto their God: for the spirit of whoredoms
      
                                 is in the midst of them, and they have not known the LORD.
                                                                                                 - Hos. 5:4 (KJV)

"Damage to the Name"

This “soap opera” would intensify: two years after Rehoboam, the king of Judah, would forsake God,
the Egyptians would conveniently attack Judah. Since we might conclude there was no love-lost between
Israel and Judah at this time, as well, the Egyptians may have easily been able to attack Judah
; and not
have to worry much about the House of
Israel coming to their aid! They also had full knowledge of
Jeroboam staying there for a time; and
how he was, now, the king of Israel. They made a calculated move,
and assumed the House of Israel wouldn’t make any effort to come to the aid of Judah; and they didn’t
(II Chronicles 12:2). Judah really felt “stabbed in the back” by their betrayal.

Not surprisingly, after this, the House of Israel and House of Judah would become bitter enemies. The
Israelite people, because of their idolatry, would eventually be blinded to exactly what they were doing to
themselves – slowly helping to destroy the sovereignty of their nation. Their once-mighty Israelite state was,
now, falling apart.[26]

                         “(God speaking) I know Ephraim, and Israel is not hid from me: for now, O
         
                            Ephraim, thou committest whoredom, and Israel is defiled.”
                                                                                              - Hos. 5:3 (KJV)

Prophets were
still being sent by God to turn these people from their evil ways. One of these prophets,
Hosea, had some rather choice words about the House of Israel, and their flight from God: instead of
“losing” God, as they were trying to do,
they were the ones to be lost - on a plight to nowhere! They
would be the ones forced to abandon what they formally had, and what made them what they were.

…Go yet, love a woman beloved of her friend, yet an adulteress, according to the love of the LORD toward
the children of Israel, who look to other gods… thou shalt not play the harlot, and thou shalt not be for
another man: so will I also be for thee. For the children of Israel shall abide many days without a king…
                                                                                               - Hos. 3:1-4 (KJV)

These people were on their way - towards becoming blind to their own identity. It was inevitable, largely
because they
wanted to go their own way, without going back to God! God did what He had to do; at least
until they learned their lesson:

                        They shall go with their flocks and with their herds to seek the LORD; but they
             
                              shall not find him; he hath withdrawn himself from them.
                                                                                              - Hos. 5:6 (KJV)

They were His “lost sheep,” now.

The "Lost Sheep"

As we can figure, when God speaks, in regards to Israel, that doesn’t always mean He was referring to
Judah, or the Jews. Interestingly enough, those who know of Jesus’ story might recall that he once said he
was "not sent but unto the lost sheep of the House of Israel" (Mat. 15:24). Well, what does this mean?
It’s fairly easy to assume that Jesus was standing right in the middle of the land of Israel when he said this,
surrounded by the House of Judah. If he was right there, talking about
all of Israel at the time, then why
would he say to his disciples:

"Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not; but go rather to the
lost sheep of the House of Israel. And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand."
                                                                                              - Mat. 10:5 (KJV)

When it was time for Jesus' Apostles to follow what he said, they didn't just sit around idly in the land they
were – where the House of Judah was
... they went abroad.[27] Why? If all of Israel were known to be
located only within these borders, then why venture abroad, and look for these “lost sheep” of Israel?

We will soon see that, because these “sheep” decided to separate from “their Shepherd” (i.e. God), the time
was ripe for something to head into the House of Israel, take it over, and propel them to their “lost” status.
And, that’s exactly what was about to happen.

My people hath been lost sheep: their shepherds (i.e. leaders) have caused them to go astray, they have
turned them away on the mountains: they have gone from mountain to hill, they have forgotten their
restingplace.
                                                                     - Jer. 50:6 (KJV)

"Divide and Conquer"

It seemed that, because their idolatry was so bad, no one around them (including God) seemed too upset
about what was about to happen.
We continue, with this next verse of Jeremiah:

All that found them have devoured them: and their adversaries said, We offend not, because they have
sinned against the LORD, the habitation of justice, even the LORD, the hope of their fathers.
                                                                                          - Jer. 50:7 (KJV)

The decline of these two Israelite houses was, as we know, because of their refusal to abide by the ways
and laws of the Creator - the One who made them great. Now, they became as an open wound, just asking
for all kinds of infections to enter:

I will also send wild beasts among you, which shall rob you of your children, and destroy your cattle, and
make you few in number; and your [high] ways shall be desolate.
                                                                                         - Lev. 26:22 (KJV)

The
Assyrians also began to look at corrupt Israel - those who desired to play the whore with other
nations - and figured them an easy target.[28] So, in approximately 721 B.C., the fall of Samaria (the capital
of the House of Israel) had begun.[29]

During the time of 19 kings and seven dynasties, the 10-tribed kingdom of Israel continued in sin, rejecting
the pleadings of prophets God sent to them. In a siege of war, about 721 to 718 B.C., the House of Israel
was attacked and conquered by Assyria. They were moved from their homes, farms and villages and
transported as a captive people to Assyria on the southern shores of the Caspian Sea.
                                                                                      (Armstrong, 1985, part 12)[30]

                        …the Lord removed Israel out of His sight... Israel was carried away out
                    
                                         of their own land to Assyria…
                                                                                         - II Kings 17:23 (KJV)

The area where they once lived was no more. Now, they were carried to
another area to the north –
literally, into southwest
Asia; between the Black and Caspian Seas, and near the Caucasus Mountains.

The House of Judah, located more to the south, would remain whole for a little while longer. But they, too,
would be “ripe for conquest,” eventually; and taken captive by, yet, another powerful empire. This time, it
would be the ancient Babylonians (under king Nebuchanezzer), around 135 years later (see
The Esau –
Rome Connection).[31]

What Made Them "Lost"

The House of Israel, and the world at large, would soon be blinded to the identity of these 10 Tribes.

"(God speaking) Therefore will I cast you out of this land into a land that ye know not, neither ye nor your
fathers; and there shall ye serve other gods day and night; where I will not shew you favour."
                                                                                           - Jer. 16:13 (KJV)[32]

They, first, lost their homeland. Next, they were about to lose their language, culture; even their identity![33]

                   Why sayest thou, O Jacob, and speakest, O Israel, My way is hid from the LORD…
                                                                                           - Isa. 40:27 (KJV)

                             Therefore, behold, I will hedge up thy way with thorns, and make a wall,
  
                                                             that she shall not find her paths.
                                                                                           - Hos. 2:6 (KJV)

                           For with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to this people.
                                                                                           - Isa. 28:11 (KJV)

All of it was, primarily, instigated by the ancient Assyrians.

                                 Israel is swallowed up: now shall they be among the Gentiles as a
       
                                                         vessel wherein is no pleasure.
                                                                                            - Hos. 8:8 (KJV)

This seemed Assyria’s mission with their captors – to totally
wipe out the memory of Israel. And, interestingly
enough, it seemed that God wasn’t about to stop it. Their attempts to "wipe out" Israel’s proud heritage was
to, perhaps, make them easier to control
; or “break their backs,” if you will. If you are broken - if you don’t
know what a great, fighting force of a people you once were - then you might not be as prone to act on the
gifts at your disposal,
and act with the God that was always backing you!

To accomplish this, the Assyrians forced their captors to take on a new name, and forbade them to even
teach their own history.[34] They worked to write out a “revisionist” history for these people – making it
whatever
they thought the Israelites should become.

                              …I would make the remembrance of them to cease from among men…
                                                                                           - Deut. 32:26 (KJV)

The Assyrians were trying to strip the Israelites of practically everything. Even though they may have
accomplished this – and their identity was lost to history - they
weren’t lost to God:

                                             I know Ephraim, and Israel is not hid from me…
                                                                                           - Hos. 5:3 (KJV)

God still loved them, and didn't forget them. Even their horrible status-quo life as captives of these
Assyrians wouldn't last forever.

Wandering Souls

                           …My God will cast them away, because they did not hearken unto him:
              
                                 and they shall be wanderers among the nations.
                                                                                           - Hos. 9:16-17 (KJV)

                             Yea, though they have hired among the nations, now will I gather them,
                 
                                           and they shall sorrow a little...
                                                                                            - Hos. 8:10 (KJV)

God always seemed to have a way to fulfill His will for them. But, because He loved them, He still needed
to punish them for the sins they did. That’s what a good father has to do with his children. So, for a while,
He had to set them
free; to allow them to learn the hard lessons they needed to learn. Regardless, through-
out all of this time, He still held them close to His heart.

And I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not; I will lead them in paths that they have not known: I
will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight. These things will I do unto them, and not
forsake them.
                                                                             - Isa. 42:16 (KJV)

He found the need to make them go out, and spread into many different lands:

                                                       …I would scatter them into corners…
                                                                                            - Deut. 32:26 (KJV)

Now, for a time, they would be nameless and alone – without their God. It was to either help them regain
their identity, or “purge” them of their misdeeds. This would, in the end, make them stronger. It was,
possibly, done in the same way that God would have made
Moses to go to the desert, and live there for a
long period of time - to allow him a chance to come to terms with his self, his world, and his
God!
On the outside, they may have had to go through some rough changes; but, on the inside, they were
still
the nation of God... just a little obscured.

And the LORD rooted them out of their land in anger, and in wrath, and in great indignation, and cast them
into another land, as
it is this day. The secret things belong unto the LORD our God…
                                                                                           - Deut. 29:28-29 (KJV)

Would they
still act like a special people, in their new areas of the world, even though they might have
been made totally unaware who they
really were? What about the birthright - the privilege given to one of
these ten tribes (i.e. Ephraim)? Did this once-mighty group of God’s children disappear forever; or just be
relocated into something just as special?

The House of Israel would soon be able to leave their captivity, and given new homes.

Their Escape - A Third "Exodus"?

                                 Sanctify yourselves: for… the LORD will do wonders among you.
                                                                                                     - Josh. 3:5 (KJV)

                                                        I will… gather them out of Assyria…
                                                                                                     - Zech. 10:10 (KJV)

Most of us know the story of the
Exodus, and God's parting of the Red Sea. God often did some wonderful
things to aid His people in their pathways. In a lesser-known story, however, the Israelites were about to
enter the Promised Land; and God also parted the waters of the River
Jordan (Josh. 3:13-17)! It seems
that God did whatever He had to do, to allow Israel fulfillment of their purpose
s.

We had the Bible to thank for these other written accounts of God's wonders. Of course, we don’t know
exactly what happened to these 10 Tribes, and how they escaped the Assyrians. But, we do know this: the
ancient Egyptians, most assuredly, wouldn’t want to openly record their losses at the hand of the Israeli
God, nor the history of their army drowning in the Red Sea! The same might have taken place with these
Assyrians: maybe God allowed something to happen, such as this
; to aid their escape, as well. The
historian
Josephus stated that an immense number of people, somehow, went across the mighty Euphrates
River.

...wherefore there are but two tribes (Judah and Benjamin) in Asia and Europe... while the ten tribes are
beyond Euphrates till now, and are an immense multitude, and not to be estimated by numbers.
                                                            - Falvius Josephus Antiquities of the Jews 11.5.2[35]

Now, that’s a lot of people crossing such a big river. Of course, it is purely speculative; but could God have
done whatever He needed,
again, to assure His people got out of their situation?

If God parted the Euphrates River, as well, to rescue the Israelites from pursuing Assyrians and open the
way for their northward migration to a new homeland, it would be consistent…
                                                                                         (Collins, 1992, p. 187)[36]

As we see: “The Assyrian Empire, reigning over several nations, was incapable of maintaining a rigid
control over all its vassals. In the course of years of captivity, revolts ensued, and detached groups
successively evaded…” If these tribes found a way to escape, surely the Assyrians wouldn't want to tell the
world they had just gotten the short end of the stick in this situation.

… if God miraculously assisted their escape, it would… explain the complete silence in Assyrian annals
concerning the unexplained disappearance of most Israelites during their final invasion of Israel. Assyria
would have been loathe to record that the God of Israel supernaturally delivered the migrating Israelites, so
they limited their bragging to the small band of Israelites captured in Samaria.
                                                                                           (Collins, 1992, p. 187)[37]

When they did leave, these 10 Tribes probably escaped those areas dominated by Assyria and Media
through
waves of individual groups.

They (the captive Israelites) could not go east because of the Assyrian menace, there were not enough
vessels to take everyone to new homelands via maritime routes to the west, and Egyptian forces were
dominant to the south. This left the north as the only realistic land route out of Palestine, and that is exactly
where historical evidence says they went.
                                    (Collins, 1992, p. 184)[38]

From there, within a few hundred years, they began to migrate to the north, and to the west; and officially
became the Lost Ten Tribes.[39]

To make a long story short, we already recall that there might also have been a number of descendants of
Shem who migrated via this same, northwesterly direction - into Europe - soon after the flood (see
New Religion of the Madonna). We also recall that many of the ancient Assyrians, at least in the time of
Shem, were of
Semite blood, as well – the same family the Israelites originated from! So, the 10 Lost
Tribes could have easily known about the same, ancient trade routes - the ones their ancient Assyrian
brethren had taken into Europe - and decided to travel towards these same places, as well! Wherever
they were to end up, they were on their way.

They Survived... Through Other Names?

Because they’re His people, God would seem to have a hand in their migrations; where they went and
what they became, as we’ll see.
But, regardless, they would not be the same Israel leaving as when they went in. The Assyrians really did a
number on the House of Israel; beyond the point of no return. The people had to make best of what they
had with them in their migrations, holding onto any pieces of their humanity they had left.

One thing these Assyrians made sure of, however, was that the people would not be taking with them the
name
Israel, anymore!

                                            …they shall no more be remembered by their name.
                                                                                                 - Hos. 2:17 (KJV)[40]

                          And ye shall leave your name for a curse unto my chosen: for the Lord GOD
                                            shall slay thee, and call his servants by another name…
                                                                                                  - Isa. 65:15 (KJV)

Again, we know the probably reason why the Assyrians never wanted to call Israel by their proper name:
because they knew their history, and what a fighting force this nation once was. They also probably knew
of what a mighty God they had on their side! Almost the entire Egyptian army had drowned pursuing them.
They spread fear throughout the entire land of Canaan; totally wiping out most of the people and giants in
the area. Again, if these Israelis did not
know they were the chosen ones of God, then they might not have
much of a willingness to fight for their freedom, or to even invoke Him!

We may have already begun to see one example of the House of Israel being called by another name:
since
Jeroboam, the king who once became idolatrous towards God, was from the tribe of Ephraim, this
tribal name often seemed to have become
synonymous with the House of Israel, itself.[41]

I know Ephraim, and Israel is not hid from me: for now, O Ephraim, thou committest whoredom, and Israel
is defiled… therefore shall Israel and Ephraim fall in their iniquity…
                            - Hos. 5:3-5 (KJV)

For the most part, Israel would be known by names their
captors would identified them with, as well as
names they picked up on their way, called during their years of migration.[42]

                                                   …and thou shalt be called by a new name…
                                                                                              - Isa. 62:2 (KJV)

In regards to these
other names - and there are a number of them - they seem to be related to each other
in a number of ways. These
names become the key to identifying who all of these people once were, as
well as all of them possibly originating in the Lost 10 Tribes.

Let’s see how it all began.

It All Began With One Man

As one could guess, even the Assyrian people themselves were, probably, not allowed to call the House of
Israel by its proper name. But
, they had to call them something. As a consequence, it may have seemed
easier to name these people after their one-time leader:
Omri.
                                                                                                       Footnotes

[1]  Robert Alan Balaicius,
Uncovering the Mysteries of Your Hidden Inheritance (Mountain City, Tennessee: Sacred Truth Ministries,
2001), 3.
[2]  Robert Alan Balaicius,
Uncovering the Mysteries of Your Hidden Inheritance (Mountain City, Tennessee: Sacred Truth Ministries,
2001), 19.
[3]  
Genesis 35:23-26 (KJV); Exodus 1:2-5 (KJV); Numbers 1:20-43 (KJV); 1 Chronicles 2:2 (KJV); Revelation 7:5-8 (KJV).
[4]  Robert Alan Balaicius,
Uncovering the Mysteries of Your Hidden Inheritance (Mountain City, Tennessee: Sacred Truth Ministries,
2001), 16.
[5]  Robert Alan Balaicius,
Uncovering the Mysteries of Your Hidden Inheritance (Mountain City, Tennessee: Sacred Truth Ministries,
2001), 15.
[6]  Steven M. Collins,
Israel’s Tribes Today (Royal Oak, Michigan: Bible Blessings, 1996), 3.
[7]  Herbert W. Armstrong,
The United States and the British Commonwealth in Prophecy (Radio Church of God, 1954), 3.
[8]  
Esau/Edom, and the Trail of the Serpent – V, 1, http://biblebelievers.org.au/bb981007.htm (accessed July 8, 2000 289).
[9]  Steven M. Collins,
The “Lost” Ten Tribes of Israel… Found! (Boring, Oregon: CPA Books, 1992), 151.
[10]  J. Allen,
Judah’s Sceptre, 19, http://www.giveshare.org/israel/judah/ (accessed Feb. 22, 2011).
[11]  J. Allen,
Judah’s Sceptre, 19, http://www.giveshare.org/israel/judah/ (accessed Feb. 22, 2011).
[12]  Steven M. Collins,
The “Lost” Ten Tribes of Israel… Found! (Boring, Oregon: CPA Books, 1992), 151.
[13]  J. Allen,
Judah’s Sceptre, 20, http://www.giveshare.org/israel/judah/ (accessed Feb. 22, 2011).
[14]  Steven M. Collins,
The “Lost” Ten Tribes of Israel… Found! (Boring, Oregon: CPA Books, 1992), 150.
[15]  J. Allen,
Judah’s Sceptre, 19, http://www.giveshare.org/israel/judah/ (accessed Feb. 22, 2011).
[16]  Herbert W. Armstrong,
The United States and the British Commonwealth in Prophecy (Radio Church of God, 1954), 4.
[17]  J. Allen,
Judah’s Sceptre, 21, http://www.giveshare.org/israel/judah/ (accessed Feb. 22, 2011).
[18]  Herbert W. Armstrong,
The United States and the British Commonwealth in Prophecy (Radio Church of God, 1954), 4.
[19]  Steven M. Collins,
The “Lost” Ten Tribes of Israel… Found! (Boring, Oregon: CPA Books, 1992), 151.
[20]  Steven M. Collins,
The “Lost” Ten Tribes of Israel… Found! (Boring, Oregon: CPA Books, 1992), 151.
[21]  Herbert W. Armstrong,
The United States and the British Commonwealth in Prophecy (Radio Church of God, 1954), 8.
[22]  Steven M. Collins,
The “Lost” Ten Tribes of Israel… Found! (Boring, Oregon: CPA Books, 1992), 152.
[23]  Steven M. Collins,
The “Lost” Ten Tribes of Israel… Found! (Boring, Oregon: CPA Books, 1992), 152.
[24]  Daily Bible Study,
Lands of Captivity, 2, http://www.keyway.ca/htm1999/19991230.htm (accessed Dec. 6, 2015).
[25]  Steven M. Collins,
The “Lost” Ten Tribes of Israel… Found! (Boring, Oregon: CPA Books, 1992), 152; J. Allen, Judah’s Sceptre,
22, http://www.giveshare.org/israel/judah/ (accessed Feb. 22, 2011).
[26]  Steven M. Collins,
The “Lost” Ten Tribes of Israel… Found! (Boring, Oregon: CPA Books, 1992), 153.
[27]  Edward Hine,
Forty-Seven Identifications Of The British Nation With The Lost Ten Tribes Of Israel, #1, 3.
[28]  
Hosea 8:9 (KJV).
[29]  Steven M. Collins,
The “Lost” Ten Tribes of Israel… Found! (Boring, Oregon: CPA Books, 1992), 150.
[30]  Herbert W. Armstrong,
Mystery of the Ages (1985), Part 12.
[31]  Robert Alan Balaicius,
Uncovering the Mysteries of Your Hidden Inheritance (Mountain City, Tennessee: Sacred Truth Ministries,
2001), 15.
[32]  Herbert W. Armstrong,
The United States and the British Commonwealth in Prophecy (Radio Church of God, 1954), 9.
[33]  Herbert W. Armstrong,
Mystery of the Ages (1985), Part 12.
[34]  Robert Alan Balaicius,
Uncovering the Mysteries of Your Hidden Inheritance (Mountain City, Tennessee: Sacred Truth Ministries,
2001), 30.
[35]  Flavius Joesphus,
Antiquities of the Jews - Book 11, Chapter 5.2, Trans. William Whiston, http://reluctant-messenger.com/
josephusA11.htm (accessed  Dec. 6, 2015).
[36]  Steven M. Collins,
The “Lost” Ten Tribes of Israel… Found! (Boring, Oregon: CPA Books, 1992), 187.
[37]  Steven M. Collins,
The “Lost” Ten Tribes of Israel… Found! (Boring, Oregon: CPA Books, 1992), 187.
[38]  Steven M. Collins,
The “Lost” Ten Tribes of Israel… Found! (Boring, Oregon: CPA Books, 1992), 184.
[39]  Herbert W. Armstrong,
Mystery of the Ages (1985), Part 12.
[40]  Robert Alan Balaicius,
Uncovering the Mysteries of Your Hidden Inheritance (Mountain City, Tennessee: Sacred Truth Ministries,
2001), 20, 161-162.
[41]  Herbert W. Armstrong,
The United States and the British Commonwealth in Prophecy (Radio Church of God, 1954), 16.
[42]  Robert Alan Balaicius,
Uncovering the Mysteries of Your Hidden Inheritance (Mountain City, Tennessee: Sacred Truth Ministries,
2001), 20, 161-162.
[43]  Giving & Sharing,
Chapter 4: The Cimbri and the Cimmerians, 1, http://www.giveshare.org/israel/french/chapter4.html (accessed
Nov. 26, 2015).
[44]  International Standard Bible Encyclopedia,
Omri, 4, http://www.bible-history.com/isbe/O/OMRI/ (accessed July 12, 2012).
[45]  StudyLight.org,
Smith's Bible Dictionary: Om’ri, 1, http://www.studylight.org/dic/sbd/view.cgi?number=T3257 (accessed July 12,
2012).
[46]  International Standard Bible Encyclopedia,
Omri, 3, http://www.bible-history.com/isbe/O/OMRI/ (accessed July 12, 2012).
[47]  The Religious Zionists United For Israel Forum,
Are Cherokee Indians Lost Tribes of Israel?, 3, http://yisrael.freeforums.org/are-
cherokee-indians-lost-tribes-of-israel-t180.html  (accessed Aug. 8, 2008).
[48]  E. Raymond Capt,
Missing Links Discovered in Assyrian Tablets (Muskogee, Oklahoma: Artisan Sales, 1985), 120.
[49]  The Religious Zionists United For Israel Forum,
Are Cherokee Indians Lost Tribes of Israel?, 3, http://yisrael.freeforums.org/are-
cherokee-indians-lost-tribes-of-israel-t180.html  (accessed Aug. 8, 2008).
[50]  The Religious Zionists United For Israel Forum,
Are Cherokee Indians Lost Tribes of Israel?, 3, http://yisrael.freeforums.org/are-
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[51]  Robert Alan Balaicius,
Uncovering the Mysteries of Your Hidden Inheritance (Mountain City, Tennessee: Sacred Truth Ministries,
2001), 22.
[52]  Steven M. Collins,
The “Lost” Ten Tribes of Israel… Found! (Boring, Oregon: CPA Books, 1992), 248.
[53]  Dan Gayman,
The Two Seeds of Genesis 3:15 (Daniel Lee Gayman, 1977), 135.
[54]  The Religious Zionists United For Israel Forum,
Are Cherokee Indians Lost Tribes of Israel?, 3, http://yisrael.freeforums.org/are-
cherokee-indians-lost-tribes-of-israel-t180.html  (accessed Aug. 8, 2008).
[55]  Robert Alan Balaicius,
Uncovering the Mysteries of Your Hidden Inheritance (Mountain City, Tennessee: Sacred Truth Ministries,
2001), 30.
[56]  The Religious Zionists United For Israel Forum,
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cherokee-indians-lost-tribes-of-israel-t180.html  (accessed Aug. 8, 2008).
[57]  Herbert W. Armstrong,
The United States and the British Commonwealth in Prophecy (Radio Church of God, 1954), 18.
[58]  Steven M. Collins,
The “Lost” Ten Tribes of Israel… Found! (Boring, Oregon: CPA Books, 1992), 252.
[59]  E. Raymond Capt,
Missing Links Discovered in Assyrian Tablets (Muskogee, Oklahoma: Artisan Sales, 1985), 123.
[60]  E. Raymond Capt,
Missing Links Discovered in Assyrian Tablets (Muskogee, Oklahoma: Artisan Sales, 1985), 140.
[61]  Brian Beswick,
Who Do You Think You Are?, 2, http://www.ensignmessage.com/archives/whodoyou.html (accessed July 12, 2012);
Robert Alan Balaicius,
Uncovering the Mysteries of Your Hidden Inheritance (Mountain City, Tennessee: Sacred Truth Ministries, 2001),
22.
[62]  Robert Alan Balaicius,
Uncovering the Mysteries of Your Hidden Inheritance (Mountain City, Tennessee: Sacred Truth Ministries,
2001), 20-23.
[63]   Robert Alan Balaicius,
Uncovering the Mysteries of Your Hidden Inheritance (Mountain City, Tennessee: Sacred Truth Ministries,
2001), 31.
[64]  Steven M. Collins,
The “Lost” Ten Tribes of Israel… Found! (Boring, Oregon: CPA Books, 1992), 253.
[65]  The Religious Zionists United For Israel Forum,
Are Cherokee Indians Lost Tribes of Israel?, 3, http://yisrael.freeforums.org/are-
cherokee-indians-lost-tribes-of-israel-t180.html  (accessed Aug. 8, 2008).
[66]  The Religious Zionists United For Israel Forum,
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[67]  Steven M. Collins,
The “Lost” Ten Tribes of Israel… Found! (Boring, Oregon: CPA Books, 1992), 250.
[68]  Yehweh Not Yahweh: the Most Accurate Pronunciation Using the Original Hebrew,
The "Earliest" Depiction of the 10-Lost-Tribe
Chiefs: the Behistun Inscription - ca 515 BCE
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[69]  StudyLight.org,
Old & New Testament Greek: Entry for Strong's #915 – barbarous,  1, http://www.studylight.org/lexicons/greek/
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