The Lost Ten Tribes
IN THE NORTH
Biblical Locations of theTen Lost Tribes
by Yair Davidiy
Biblical Geographical Evidence
The North Country:
The Lost Ten Tribes will also return
from the North which is a major center of theirs. Barry Fell claimed that the Phoenicians
referred to North America as the
Great North Land. The Phoenicians at one stage included members of Ancient Israelite Tribes in their
Jeremiah at one level is speaking
of the situation in his own time.
The Israelite Exiles as part of the Scythian forces did succeed in breaking the yoke of the Assyrian Empire and
providing assistance to Judah under
King Josiah the son of Amon. On another level Jeremiah is referring to the Messianic Era and the period leading up
to it: Meaning (it would seem) our
own time. The task of Judah was to keep the Law and to develop it. Judah did this but perhaps not as well and
as fully as it should have.
"AND THE LORD SAID UNTO ME, THE BACKSLIDING ISRAEL HATH JUSTIFIED HERSELF
MORE THAN TREACHEROUS JUDAH."
The task of Israel (The Lost Ten
Tribes) was that of a nation: they were to reform the Gentile peoples from within and elevate
them; to establish a sense of justice
and order in the world; to help others; to set up governmental systems and social values that would
serves as examples to others; they
were also supposed to protect Judah and assist Judah to return to the Land of Canaan and set up the State of
Israel therein. All of these tasks
were basically achieved to a degree. They are also judged according to the surroundings and jumping-off point they
were started off upon.
<<THE NORTH>>: Most
of the Lost Ten Tribes are in the North when the Land of Israel is taken as the reference point. They
are being called upon to repent.
"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
The Lost Ten Tribes relatively
speaking may have fulfilled at least part of the task that was laid upon
them but they are still lacking. They must repent of their idolatry.
"ONLY ACKNOWLEDGE THINE INIQUITY, THAT THOU HAST TRANSGRESSED AGAINST
THE LORD THY GOD, AND HAST SCATTERED THY WAYS TO THE STRANGERS UNDER EVERY
GREEN TREE, AND YE HAVE NOT OBEYED MY VOICE, SAITH THE LORD".
Jerusalem: Initially a token number will be pioneers and return to re-unite
with Judah. Later the majority will follow and inherit their own territories
in the Middle East and region.
"TURN, O BACKSLIDING CHILDREN, SAITH THE LORD; FOR I AM MARRIED UNTO
YOU: AND I WILL TAKE YOU ONE OF A CITY, AND TWO OF A FAMILY, AND I WILL BRING
YOU TO ZION:"
" IN THOSE DAYS THE HOUSE OF JUDAH SHALL WALK WITH THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL,
AND THEY SHALL COME TOGETHER OUT OF THE LAND OF THE NORTH TO THE LAND THAT
I HAVE GIVEN FOR AN INHERITANCE UNTO YOUR FATHERS".
The Midrash says:
Solomon 1;16). Israel says: Behold thou art fair, my love When
you will take retribution from the
worshippers of idols. Yea pleasant when you pay the reward of those who fear you. Also our bed: These are the
Ten Tribes. [In Hebrew bed is eres
while ten is eser and uses the same letters, and our bed (erseynu) sounds like our ten (esereynu).] They are those
who were exiled beyond the Sambation
River. The exiles of Judah and Benyamin [i.e. the present-day Jews] are destined to go unto them and bring
them back in order to merit with
them the Messianic Era and life in the World-To-Come. This is as it says, In those days the house of Judah shall
go unto the house of Israel and they
shall come together out of the land of the north unto the land that I have given for an inheritance unto your
fathers (Jeremiah 3;18). -Yalkut
Shimeoni, Song of Solomon 905.
The verse (Jeremiah 3:18) should be read according
to the above as: THE HOUSE OF JUDAH
SHALL GO UNTO [rather than WALK WITH] THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL. People from
Judah and Benjamin (i.e. legal Jews) shall go unto the Lost Ten Tribes who
are beyond the Sambation River. In our works (Ephraim and the Tribes) we
explained that the Sambation River means Israelite Exiles who migrated to the west. The simple meaning
is that Jews from Judah will go unto
the Lost Tribes to bring them back. It could be said that the Jewish members of Brit-Am Israel is doing this
to some degree.
There is an additional explanation.
Since beginning this project and
making contact with numerous people who are interested in the subject and studying it
we have noticed an interesting phenomenon.
Many non-Jews (Gentiles) who agree with us that the Lost Ten Tribes are in the West and feel an
inner urge to learn this message and
in some cases help spread it also believe they have Jewish origins. Sometimes this belief of Jewish origins
is based on known facts concerning
one or other of their ancestors. In other cases the feeling of Jewish origins is based on flimsy evidence but
nevertheless the feeling exists. Such
feelings do not appear from nowhere and probably derive from an inner awareness of their true ancestry. The
people in question are often those
who are now helping spread knowledge and attitudes that will lead to the Return of the Lost Ten Tribes. The role
of these people in future will increase.
These Lost Jews are also fulfilling the Prophecy of Jeremiah (3:18). They have gone out from Judah to Israel
and they are beginning to bring Israel
back from the Land of the North. We refer to these people as Captive Jews though Lost Jews may be more appropriate.
We used the term Captive Jews (rather
than Assimilated Jews or something similar) since in many cases Jews were forced or heavily pressured
to change their religion and cease
being Jewish against their will. Descendants of these Lost Jews or Captive Jews are often the leaders who are
bringing their fellow Captive Jews
as well as the Lost Tribes back to their source.
"BUT, THE LORD LIVETH, THAT BROUGHT UP THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL FROM
THE LAND OF THE NORTH, AND FROM ALL THE LANDS WHITHER HE HAD DRIVEN THEM:
AND I WILL BRING THEM AGAIN INTO THEIR LAND THAT I GAVE UNTO THEIR FATHERS".
They will be mostly to the North of the Land of Israel but also in other places.
<<I AM A FATHER TO ISRAEL,
AND EPHRAIM IS MY FIRSTBORN>>: God will return and acknowledge the
Lost Ten Tribes as His people alongside Judah. This will be known to all.
The Lost Ten Tribes will no longer be lost. At present they are Lost: Most
of them are not aware of their true Israelite identity and this identity
is not known to others.
"BUT, THE LORD LIVETH, WHICH BROUGHT UP AND WHICH LED THE SEED OF THE
HOUSE OF ISRAEL OUT OF THE NORTH COUNTRY, AND FROM ALL COUNTRIES WHITHER
I HAD DRIVEN THEM; AND THEY SHALL DWELL IN THEIR OWN LAND."
"BEHOLD, I WILL BRING THEM FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY, AND GATHER THEM FROM
THE COASTS OF THE EARTH, AND WITH THEM THE BLIND AND THE LAME, THE WOMAN
WITH CHILD AND HER THAT TRAVAILETH WITH CHILD TOGETHER: A GREAT COMPANY SHALL RETURN
<<FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY>>:
Most of the Lost Ten Tribes will be in the North.
"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."
"THEY SHALL COME WITH WEEPING, AND WITH SUPPLICATIONS WILL I LEAD THEM:
I WILL CAUSE THEM TO WALK BY THE RIVERS OF WATERS IN A STRAIGHT WAY, WHEREIN
THEY SHALL NOT STUMBLE: FOR I AM A FATHER TO ISRAEL, AND EPHRAIM IS MY FIRSTBORN."
<<God says to Israel, You
are my sons and I am your father, as it says:
"YE ARE THE CHILDREN OF THE LORD YOUR GOD. I am your father as it says;
I AM A FATHER TO ISRAEL. It is honorable for the children to be with their
father and it is an honor for the father to be with his children".
(Shemot Rabah 34;4).
Notice the linkage of North
Country, coasts of the earth, Israel, Ephraim, and "Isles afar off".
"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."
"FOR THE LORD HATH REDEEMED JACOB, AND RANSOMED HIM FROM THE
HAND OF HIM THAT WAS STRONGER THAN HE."
Poem: Ephraim from the North
Ephraim will return from the Country of the North
Back to the Land hence they had been sent forth.
Coming back from Isles and from the coast-lands
From afar off, united together in their host-bands
The woman with child, the blind and the lame
From lands of their glory and universal fame
Jews from Judah and Benjamin sent unto them
To repent together and return to ancestral stem
Announce brotherhood and bring them home a-gain
All to come back, even the woman in labor pain.
Ephraim from the north as Scripture makes clear
God wants our repentance and holds us dear.
"To Israel I am a father", The Almighty declares
"My first-born is Ephraim" and God cares.