Migratory Movements of the Ten Tribes of Israel.
The Assyrians exiled the Ten Tribes of Israel. After their exile they broke up into different groups and over time all moved to Western Europe whence their descendants populated North America and related regions. The article below briefly outlines some of the different pathways and processes of national migration that were involved.

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The Assyrians exiled the Ten Tribes of Israel. The subsequent Migrations of these tribes merging on Western Europe are discussed.

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Ten Tribes of Israel Migrations

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Stages of Exile:
The Ten Tribes were exiled to different parts of the Assyrian Empire in stages:

(a) The tribes east of the Jordan (Reuben, Gad, and half Menasseh) had been carried unto Halah, and Habor, and Hara, and to the river Gozan (1-Chronicles 5:26).

(b) The Tribes to the north (Dan, Asher, Issachar, and Naphtali) had been taken away by the Assyrian monarch who carried them captive to Assyria (2-Kings 15; 29).

(c) The exile of Samaria (meaning Menasseh, Ephraim, and Zebulon):
# And the king of Assyria did carry away Israel, unto Assyria, and put them in Halah, and in Habor by the river of Gozan, and in the cities of the Medes. (2-Kings 17:6)

The Israelites were exiled because they worshipped foreign idols:

(2-Kings 18:11- 12) Because they obeyed not the voice of The LORD their God, but
transgressed his covenant, and all that Moses the servant of The LORD
commanded, and would not hear them, nor do them

Movements of the Exiles? Where did they go?

(1) Movement by Sea.
Phoenicians (from Tyre) and Philistines (Minoans-Myceneans) (Amos 1:6,9) serving as proxies of the Assyrians transported a portion of the Exiles by ship (Amos 4:1) to the West settling them in Scandinavia, the British Isles, Gaul, and Spain.

(2)  Movement by Land Northward
Ca.740-720 BCE: The Assyrians moved masses of Northern Israelites (and other Syrians and Phoenicians) to Northern Mesopotamia and to Hara in eastern Iran where they became identified with Cimmerians, Scyths, and Goths.
This was the amalgamation with Gomer mentioned by the Prophet Hosea (chs. 1 and 2).

(3)  Cimmerians to Europe and Galatian-Gaul
Ca. 640 BCE: The first waves of Cimmerians-Israelites via the Anatolian Bosporos (Turkey) were driven into the Southeast Europe whence they made their way west to Gaul and Britain becoming identified with the Celts and Galatians. The Galatians were identifiable in Europe with both part of the Celts and Belgae and with early groups in Germany.

(4) First Scythian Movements to Europe
            Ca. 550 BCE: The movement of Scythians-Israelites from the Middle East to north of the Caucasus began in earnest with the penetration of Scythia. Offshoots from this movement reached into Western Europe and Gaul but the only significant presence established at this early stage was the one within the area of Poland whence Scandinavia and the West were to be reached.

(5)  Royal Scythians Move Westward
            The  Israelite-Scythians had progressed from being subjects of  the Assyrians, to being their allies, then taking control of the Assyrian Empire and finally destroying Assyria as described in the Biblical Book of Micah, chapter five. The Scythians had been driven out of the Middle East by the Medes into what became known as "Scythia".
 Climate changes in Scythia caused "Sarmatian" groups to push the Royal Scyths westward in the period 300-100 BCE. They re-settled at first in the area of Bulgaria, then after renewed pressure continued north, ultimately to reach Scandinavia.

(6)  Barbarian Scythians
The rest of the Israelite Scythians were driven later also westward by climate changes and by wars with peoples such as the Sarmatians and the Huns. A constant stream of these peoples was moving westward in a movement that culminated with the Hun invasion of Europe in the 400s CE.

(7)  The Danites and Nephtalites Move to Scandinavia
            Apart from those who had been driven westward by the Huns some remained. These included in the very far east of Scythia in what is now eastern Siberia and western China a good portion of the Naphtalite horde. The Naphtalites Huns comprised elements from the Tribes of Naphtali and Dan and other Tribes.  In the 450-500 CE period the Naphtalites began to move west eventually entering Scandinavia in the 500's and 600's CE. The Naphtalite horde included the Danes who re-settled Denmark possibly via Sweden. The Naphtalites themselves settled mainly in Norway. Sweden was populated by Goths and by Suiones descendants of Shuni (pronounceable as Su-oni) son of  Gad (Genesis 46;16).

(8) The Viking Invasions
            The continued migrations to Scandinavia resulted in over-population, the pushing outwards of coastal populations, and subsequent overseas colonization. The Scandinavians overseas were known as the Vikings.

(9)  The Normans
            The Vikings settled in England, Ireland, Normandy (France), and elsewhere. In Normandy the Vikings accepted French Culture and were called Normans. From Normandy they invaded England in 1066.

(10)  The Picts and Khazars
                Groups of Sacae-related Israelites including bands of Goths and Naphtali remained in the Caucasus region and adjoining areas of Scythia. These were eventually to amalgamate with the Agathyrsi and form the KHAZAR nation which converted to Judaism. Some of their descendants are to be found today amongst the modern Jews. The real core of the Khazar nation federation was centered on the Akatziri or "Agathyrsy" as the Greeks called them. At some time between 50 BCE-300 CE (more likely closer to the latter date) the Agathyrsi sent a contingent across the sea to Scotland where it became identified with the PICTS (Servius on Aenid 4.v.146).

(11) From Germany to North America
            The Roman historian Tacitus reported the tradition that the Germans were descended from Mannus, i.e. from Manasseh of Israel! The Germans who Tacitus spoke of in large part moved westward to Britain, France, Holland, and Belgium. Others remained, especially in the west, but were numerically overwhelmed by newcomers from the east. Nevertheless, many people of Israelite descent remained in Germany, especially in the west, until around the 1800s when there was a massive migration to the USA. The migrants from Germany to America were different physically, sociologically, and ideologically from those who stayed behind.  They were on the whole, less anti-Semitic or not anti-Semitic at all; more liberally and independently minded, often of non-conventional, more literally-minded, fundamental religious persuasion and of a different physical type. In Germany they had belonged to groups and social classes that never actually really belonged to the mainstream of historical German society. Similarly, in Britain, the migrants to America either came mostly from the west and north or they belonged to socially distinct elements that had formed a separate grouping alongside the feudal stratifications that had previously existed. In the case of Germany were have descendants of Israelites separating themselves from their non-Israelite neighbors and moving out:
Often one village would remain and all inhabitants of the community next door emigrate to America. In Britain we have descendants of the tribe of Manasseh separating themselves from their Ephraimite brothers.

(12) The rest of Europe
What applies to Britain and Germany has been studied and documented but the same phenomenon appears to have taken place throughout Europe and the world wherever people of Hebrew origin were to be found.


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