in the West
Biblical Locations of
the Lost Ten Tribes
by Yair Davidiy
Biblical Geographical Evidence
Isles of the Sea in the West
Isles of the Sea
The Bible says that the Lost Ten Tribes will be in the Isles of the Sea meaning Isles tot he West of the Land of Israel and referring mainly to the British Isles. This indication must be taken in context with other geographical signs of direction.
The Bible describes Ephraim as
the "Firstborn" and also connects
him with "the ISLES":
(Jeremiah 31; 9-10)
Similarly, Isaiah connects Israel
with Isles in the same passage of Isaiah that speaks of the Brit-Am 'Covenant
of the people', and is connected with colonialism and the settlement of North
America and Australia.
a father to Israel, and Ephraim is my firstborn. 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".
(Isaiah -49;1 6)
0 ISLES unto me. Thou art my servant, O Israel, in whom I will be glorified...
to bring Jacob again unto him... to raise up the tribes of Jacob... a covenant
of the people [in Hebrew: "Brit-am"] to establish the earth... to inherit
the desolate heritages... these from the north and the west; and these from
the land of Sinim".
references also appear to indicate that the Lost Tribes, (or part of them),
are in the "Isles":
"The name of the Lord God of Israel in the ISLES of the sea"
ISLES shall wait for his law".
(Isaiah 51;4 5)
unto me, MY PEOPLE...O my nation...mine arms shall judge the people, the
ISLES shall wait upon me".
the ISLES shall wait for me, and the ships of Tarshish first, to bring thy
sons from far" .
Isaiah 11:11 in the Hebrew also
mentions the Isles of the Sea:
"IN THAT DAY THE
LORD WILL EXTEND HIS HAND YET A SECOND TIME TO RECOVER THE REMNANT WHICH
IS LEFT OF HIS PEOPLE, FROM ASSYRIA, FROM EGYPT, FROM PATHROS, FROM ETHIOPIA
[Cush], FROM ELAM, FROM SHINAR, FROM HAMATH, AND FROM THE ISLANDS OF THE SEA"
These are the exiles of Judah and
Israel: The places spoken of are areas to which the exiles were taken and
from there went elsewhere. They are not necessarily places from which the
exiles will return.
ASSYRIA: the Lost Ten Tribes were exiled
by Assyria. Some equate Assyria WITH GERMANY.
EGYPT in Hebrew is Mitsrayim. Some
of the Lost Tribes were exiled via Egypt and so too were many of the Jews.
The Celts of Britain and Ireland had early contacts with Egypt. Egypt (Mitsraimin
in Hebrew) in some contexts can also equal Russia.
PATHROS is a place in Egypt though
some say a place on the Turkish border.
ETHIOPIA in Hebrew is "Cush".
Cush could mean 'Africa' in general; Sudan, Ethiopia, Afghanistan, India,
Central Asia. In connection with the Lost Ten tribes we believe in most cases
that Cush applies to Central Asia. This was referred to as 'India' in Dutch
Frisian sources and was the area they said their ancestors went to after
leaving Israel and before moving to the west.
Cush was equated with Ethiopia. Homer
spoke of an Ethiopia in the east and another far to the west.
F. de Rougemont, "L'Age du Bronze,"
(Paris 1866), pointed out that in North African Berber dialects Ethiopia
can mean People of Joppa. Joppa is Jaffa in southern Israel that was bequeathed
to Dan but conquered by Ephraim from the Canaanites. According to their own
traditions many of the Berbers of North Africa descended from Canaanites
who had been expelled by the Israelites. The Phoenicians and several Arab
groups originally spoke a Berber-type language. The Israelites, Phoenicians,
and North Africans all had links with Ireland.
ELAM is an area in southwest Persia.
Elam was once an important country. The bulk of the Ancient Persians were
probably of Elamite origin. Elamite was the most common spoken language amongst
the Persians. Archeological findings reveal a connection between Elam and
the Sacae of Central Asia who became the Anglo-Saxons. Elam was descended
from Sem. Craig White and others
trace people of Yugoslavia to Elam.
SHINAR meaning Babylon but also applied
to the northern shores of the Black Sea. Babylon was an important dispersion
point for the Jews of Judah.
HAMATH: Daphne of Antiochea was a suburb
of Hamath and it was connected with the Lost Ten Tribes. An Irish tradition
says that their ancestors and those of the British Celts were taken as slaves
by Phoenician agents of the Assyrian based in Hamath to Spain and from there
they moved to the British Isles. This agrees with historical and archaeological
BIBLICAL LANGUAGE: It is important
to remember that the Prophets spoke in their language according to terms
familiar to them. They spoke the truth. The names given by the Prophets to
different places in connection with future events may be the same places
that had those names at that time; OR they may be different places to which
descendants of the same people moved; OR they may have had names that sounded
similar to the names the Prophets employed, e.g. Hamath was an important
city in northern Syria, but you also had Ecbatana (the capital of Media),
known as Hamadan, and according to Daat Mikra also referred to in the Bible
COASTLANDS OF THE SEA: Everywhere else the KJ translates the Hebrew used here, "Iyai
HaYam" as 'ISLES OF THE SEA' AND THIS IS MORE CORRECT and is referring to the British Isles.
Shlomo Koshlavski, "VeAsher Tavonah Yagidu", Jerusalem, 5764, p.211:
"The Isles of the Sea in Biblical Terminology refer to Provinces by the Sea, that is places far away over the sea. The intention is to the Exiles of Israel in the Continent of Europe as explained in the Commentary of the Radak [Kimchi],
and alsop to the Exiles of Israel in the Continents of America and Australia, and in other areas that are over the sea as far as the Land of Israel is concerned...THE OUTCASTS OF ISRAEL [Isaiah 11:12] are the Ten Tribes."
The connection we have made between
Isaiah 11:11 and the Lost Ten Tribes is confirmed by the Zohar
(VaYechi), as we explained in our work "Ephraim".
The Lost Ten Tribes who will be
found gathered together in specific areas. THE DISPERSED OF JUDAH i.e. the
Jews who are scattered all over the world.
WILL RAISE AN ENSIGN FOR THE NATIONS, AND WILL ASSEMBLE THE OUTCASTS OF
ISRAEL, AND GATHER THE DISPERSED OF JUDAH FROM THE FOUR CORNERS OF THE EARTH.
OUTCASTS OF ISRAEL"
JEALOUSY OF EPHRAIM SHALL DEPART, AND THOSE WHO HARASS JUDAH SHALL BE CUT
OFF; EPHRAIM SHALL NOT BE JEALOUS OF JUDAH, AND JUDAH SHALL NOT HARASS EPHRAIM."
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