1. Did the Lost Ten Tribes intermix with other peoples?
Hi was reading your page: http://www.britam.org/CimmScyth.html. It is really interesting. I had one question through... did the Israelites intermarry with the Gomerites or any other Japhethites?
Apparently the Lost Tribes did intermix with others though the sources appear to give contradictory answers.
[Hos 5:7] They have dealt treacherously against the LORD: for they have begotten strange children: now shall a month devour them with their portions.
"Strange children" refers to children born from non-Israelite mothers which is one of the reasons (says the Talmud) the Ten Tribes were disowned until the End Times. At the end times there will be an ingatherng. According to the great commentator Abarbanel at that time the returnees will come with their non-Israelite women and their children will be recognized. It will not be as it was in the time of Ezra when the foreign women with their children were sent away.
It is also logical that people live in an area and they intermix with their neighbors.
We have here two opposing tendencies to consider:
a. Until recently most people in most parts of the world only married
within their own village or neighborhood and often only within limited
family groupings. In this way we may discern the presence of whole
population segments living alongside the mainstream population but not
really intermixing with them.
b. Some intermixing always seems to take place.
For example, there was the case of a discharged or deserting
German soldier of fortune a few hundred years ago who somehow made his way to a remote
village in Norway and settled there.
Today most members of that village can somehow trace part of their ancestry back to
that wayward mercenary.
Similar cases apply everywhere.
This way it can be claimed that everybody in the world is related to everybody else.
From our point of view it would seem that are no mixed cases.
One either belongs or one does not.
A person can make himself belong by identifying.
Through identifying in the case of mixed ancestry the Israelite
component would be considered the determinative one.
There is also the aspect that there seventy nations of the world paralleling
the seventy tribal clans of Israel. Each nation in some way "belongs"
to an Israelite Tribal clan and through the clan to the Tribe.
Hereditary is important.
The bottom line is action.
Hereditary is only worthwhile when it expresses itself in action.
[Isaiah 63:16] DOUBTLESS THOU ART OUR FATHER, THOUGH ABRAHAM BE IGNORANT OF US, AND ISRAEL ACKNOWLEDGE US NOT: THOU, O LORD, ART OUR FATHER, OUR REDEEMER; THY NAME IS FROM EVERLASTING.
2. A Muslim British-Israel Writer?
This writer appears to use some Brit-Am writings together with
regular British-Israel and related sources etc.
We failed to find much that was really original in his claims
as presented in summary form but his URL could be worth
A lot of places may be worth a brief visit but always remember there is no place
like the Brit-Am Home.
His URL says:
The Assyrian and Israelite Origin of the Northern Europeans and Americans
Dr. Muhammad Shamsaddin Megalommatis
Orientalist, Assyriologist, Egyptologist, Iranologist, and Islamologist, Historian, Political Scientist, Dr. Megalommatis, 49, is the author of 12 books, dozens of scholarly articles, hundreds of encyclopedia entries, and thousands of articles. He speaks, reads and writes more than 15, modern and ancient, languages. He refuted Greek nationalism, supported Martin Bernal's Black Athena, and rejected the Greco-Romano-centric version of History...
Greek citizen of Turkish origin, Prof. Megalommatis studied and/or worked in Turkey, Greece, France, England, Belgium, Germany, Syria, Israel, Iraq, Iran, Egypt and Russia, and carried out research trips throughout the Middle East, Northeastern Africa and Central Asia....
3. The Maharal and the Lost Ten Tribes
for some background see
#3. The Maharal: Very Important Early Rabbinical Authority who thought along Brit-Am
Did the Maharal say that the Lost Ten Tribes
in the Last Days:
would be in the New World (America)?
in the extreme north and south of the world?
to a large degree assimilated amongst the Gentiles and unaware of
Would return after a supernatural spiritual arousal?
Would take their place alongside Judah and equal with Judah?
The answers to all these questions according to Brit-Am understanding is Yes.
The Maharal also provides us with additional insights of value to Brit-Am studies.
In some cases the Maharal is quite clear and in others our understanding
of what he said may be CONTROVERSAL.
In the meantime do not quote the Maharal but quote us
or quote the Maharal in our name.
We can show that:
Even if it is held that the Maharal did not intend everything Brit-Am has ascribed to him
he did understand such views to be valid understandings of the sources.
A MORE COMPLETE EXPLANATION WILL BE GIVEN ELSEWHERE, later.