The Lost Ten Tribes and the Books of Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy


Yair Davidiy

A Brit-Am Publication
In Association with
Russell-Davis Publishers
Year 5765 (2005)
Based on a series of on-going studies and discussions
conducted by the Brit-Am e-mail Discussion Group

Also availble for downloading in pdf format

THE STAFF OF MOSES is a Biblical Commentary using Classical, Historical, and Contemporary sources.


THE STAFF OF MOSES (Chapter One) in commentating on the Book of Exodus shows how the Ancient Israelites in Egypt are to be identified with the "Hyksos" Shephered-kings. The ancient Hebrews in secular sources were referred to as "Habiru" and a similar term was later to be applied to the early so-called "Celtic" inhabitants of Britain. The Israelites after being enslaved and then liberated left Egypt and passed through the Red Sea which miraculously split aside to let them pass on dry land. The Crossing of the Red Sea became an important theme in English-speaking tradition. There were twelve tribes of Israel. Each Tribe was represented by its own precious stone in the breastplate of the Chief Priest.

The Need to keep the Law in order to dwell in the Land of Israel is (as explained by Nachmanides) is discussed in Chapter Two of The Staff of Moses on the Book of Leviticus.
A Commentary on the entire The Book of Leviticus is now available portion by portion

so too,
A Commentary on the entire The Book of Numbers is now available portion by portion

The Book of Numbers deals with the symbols of the individual tribes and most of these symbols are still in use today as representative emblems of nations in which the said tribe is dominant and achieves its self-expression (as shown) in Chapter Three of "The Staff of Moses".

The order of Encampment of the Tribes (Chapter Four) around the Tabernacle in the Wilderness and the four groupings of three tribes each was a prototype of the future allocations of territory and traditional alliances that their descendants would maintain. Joshua of Joseph and Caleb of Judah represent the future role of their respective tribes in the last days.

The pagan prophet "Balaam" advocated a kind of "Replacement Theology" (Chapter Five). He was hired by Balak the King of Midian to curse the Israelites. An inscription from Biblical times that speaks of Balaam and his prophecies has been found in the former territory of Gad east of the Jordan.

For More Commentary on the subject of Balaam see Balak-1 and Balak-2

Balaam (
Chapter Six) prophesied that Israel would be separate from other nations. Balaam wished to permanently separate the two aspects of Israel (Judah and Joseph) and so curse them but his wicked design will not prevail. The future blessing of Israel was unconditional. The Hebrews were to be extremely numerous. The lion and unicorn would be their major symbols. They were to be extremely wealthy and become the most powerful entity in the world. In the Last days they will war against numerous powerful nations and defeat them utterly.

Chapter Seven of "The Staff of Moses" describes the Israelite settlement east of the Jordan River. An important Israelite Clan east of the Jordan was that known as the IARI after Yair who was related to both Manasseh and Judah. The Iari were connected to Yadi of Judah in Cilicia (Southeast Turkey) where too were to be found the Dananu (from the Israelite Tribe of Dan) of the Kingdom of Smal. Smal (of Dan) and Yadi (of Judah) were usually united under the same ruler. Later in Ireland and Scotland we find the IARI who according to Irish tradition were related to Judah, and to the Nemedians, and to the Tribe of "Dana" which is another way of pronouncing "Dan". So too, the Nemedians have a name whose meaning links them to section of Manasseh belonging to Gilead that originally dwelt east of the Jordan River in the Land of Israel.

A Commentary on the entire The Book of Numbers is now available portion by portion

Chapter Eight of "The Staff of Moses" begins a study of the Book of Deuteronomy. Israel was promised all the land from the Nile to the Euphrates. The population of Israel then numbered 600,000 plus male warriors plus their families. It was promised that they would increase a thousand fold implying (as pointed out by Colbert Bryan) that they would number at some stage at least 600 million. Israelite Society was divided into groups of ten which pattern was later repeated amongst the Anglo-Saxons. On a linguistic point it is indicated that some descendants of the Amorites are to be found amongst Germanic and Slavonic peoples. One should believe in God and do HIS will and not fear the pagans. It was promised that Israel would be a lending nation and not a borrowing one and numerous other blessings that were at least partly contingent on keeping the Law though later this condition was suspended to a degree.

Chapter Nine tells us that the Scythians at first were known as "Arami" which the Bible says is another name for Israel. The term "Scot" has the same meaning as the appellation "Hebrew". The Israelites were commanded upon entering the Land to gather themselves in the region of Schechem: Half of the Tribes being on Mount Ebal and half on Mount Gerizim. This arrangement portended future development. The chapter concludes with a summary of later Jewish History from the time of the Hashmonean (Maccebee) Ruling High Priests to the destruction of the Temple and the revolt of Bar Cochba. The question as to whether Bar Cochba attempted to raise support for Judah from amongst the Lost Ten Tribes in their places of Exile is dwelt with.

Chapter Ten deals with a section of Deuteronomy (chapters 28 to 30) that historically appears to have applied primarily to Judah who through the Law experienced both a blessing and a curse. There are however matters that do pertain to the Lost Ten Tribes such as the possibility that Deuteronomy 29:28 is referring to the "New World" (America) a place of Exile.

Chapter Eleven speaks of the obligations and blessings of the Chosen People and of the future two Messiahs, Messiah Son of Joseph, and Messiah Son of David.

Chapter Twelve of The Staff of Moses concentrates on the blessings Moses gave to each individual tribe and how often through these blessings and related information the identity of the tribe in question can be determined today.

"The Staff of Moses" may be considered as a supplement to our work "Biblical Truth"

"The Staff of Moses" by Yair Davidiy
5765, 2005


Biblical Contents Chapter Title Chapter Number
Exodus all chapters The Book of Exodus Chapter One
Leviticus all chapters The Book of Leviticus Chapter Two
Numbers chapters
1 to 2
The Book of Numbers Chapter Three
Numbers chapters
2 to 22
Numbers and National Birth in the Wilderness Chapter Four
Numbers chapters
22 to 23
The Sixth Sense in Numbers Chapter Five
Numbers chapters
23 to 24
The Curses That Became Blessings Chapter Six
Numbers chapters
25 to 32
The Expansion of Israel Chapter Seven
Deuteronomy chapters
1 to 25
The Book of Deuteronomy Chapter Eight
Deuteronomy chapters
26 to 28
Deuteronomy and Divine Commandments Chapter Nine
Deuteronomy chapters
28 to 30
The Blessing and Curse of the Law in Deuteronomy Chapter Ten
Deuteronomy chapters
30 to 32
The Chosen People in Deuteronomy Chapter Eleven
Deuteronomy chapters
33 to 34
Individual Tribes Blessed in Deuteronomy Chapter Twelve