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 ISLES OF THE SEA 
For a Recorded Short Lecture on this Subject Click Here:
Isles of the Sea: The Ten Lost Tribes
in the British Isles and Related Areas
(ca. 23 minutes)

  in the West  

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Biblical Locations of
the Lost Ten Tribes


Geographical Proof


by Yair Davidiy




 Biblical Geographical Evidence 

Isles of the Sea in the West
Contents:
Introduction
Isles of the Sea




Introduction
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.

- ISLES OF THE SEA:

The Bible describes Ephraim as the "Firstborn" and also connects him with "the ISLES":

  (Jeremiah 31; 9-10)
"I am 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".

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.

(Isaiah -49;1 6)
 "Listen 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". 

Other Biblical references also appear to indicate that the Lost Tribes, (or part of them), are in the "Isles":

(Isaiah 24;15)
 "The name of the Lord God of Israel in the ISLES of the sea" .

 (Isaiah 42;4)
"The ISLES shall wait for his law".

(Isaiah 51;4 5)
 "Hearken unto me, MY PEOPLE...O my nation...mine arms shall judge the people, the ISLES shall wait upon me".

(Isaiah 60;9)
 "Surely 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 findings.

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 as Hamath.

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".

[Isaiah 11:12]
 "HE 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"

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.

[Isaiah 11:13]
 "THE 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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