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.
Migratory Movements of the Ten Tribes
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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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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
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:
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,
(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
(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
(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
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
(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.
FOR, LO, I WILL COMMAND, AND I WILL SIFT THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL AMONG ALL NATIONS,
LIKE AS CORN IS SIFTED IN A SIEVE, YET SHALL NOT THE LEAST GRAIN FALL UPON THE
EARTH # [Amos 9:9].