Brit-Am Now no. 1333: The Lost Tribes of Israel
April 28 2009, 4 Iyar 5769
1. Question on the danger to Israel from
2. On-Line Video re Israelites in Africa
3. More on Africa: Phoenicians in Mauritius?
1. Question on the danger to Israel from
Amnon Goldberg wrote:
is a nation referred to in Ezekiel 38 as taking part in the War of
in invading Israel from the north. Does it refer to Turkey?
According to this report
Turkish tanks (which were recently upgraded with the latest
and fire control by the Israelis themselves!) are now exercising with Syrian
tanks in Syria. Turks are training the Lebanese army, half of which is
sympathetic to Hizbollah.
Turks have a reputation for being "levantine"
In 2006, "mighty" Israel could not manage to subdue "puny"
Even without all the other nations depicted in the
confederacy, can Israel withstand an attack by Turkey, Syria, Lebanon and
Togarma in ancient times is identified with a people once found in what is now
The Assyrians referred to them as Tilgarmu. They neighbored Hittite and Edomite
Later according to our understanding segments of all of them moved to Central
Asia and helped give rise to the
Turkish peoples. The so-called Turkish were a mixture of races from the
The term "Turk" was more of a cultural-linguistic term than an ethnic one. This
culture may in fact have been
received by them from outside sources. At all events the "Turks" in Central Asia
were known as "Togar" and identified with Togarma.
Later they returned and conquered what is now Turkey imposing their language and
on it. More than 80% of the citizens of Turkey descend from indigenous
population who were conquered
by the "Turks". Nevertheless it may well that at least part of the '"Turks"
from Central Asia who did the
conquering had emerged from "Turkey" in the first place.
Historically the Turks at times were relatively enlightened and treated the Jews
At other times they did not.
In their relationships with others they were known to be treacherous, not to
keep their word,
break treaties, and often extremely cruel.
The Armenian massacres were only one in a series of extermination campaigns the
against those they were opposed to.
In World War One the Turks mistreated the Jews in "Palestine" greatly and
considered massacring them just as they had done to
the Armenians. A German officer (or officers) attached to the Turks in an
advisory and directional capacity
saved the few Jews who had remained in "Palestine" during the War.
The Turks are also known as possessing military qualities and being proficient
Potentially they can be very dangerous.
They are not to be under-estimated.
Nevertheless, if the Jews in Israel remain true to themselves or even merely
normally they should be able to deal with any threat from that direction.
Concerning the Hizbollah there is a tendency to exaggerate exactly what happened
in the Israeli campaign against them.
The Israelis beat them easily and caused them serious losses while incurring
relatively few casualties themselves.
There were problems. The Israelis were not prepared as they should have been and
they allowed considerations
of "International opinion, etc" to interfere with the conduct of their fighting.
There is nothing much we can really do except pray, learn Torah, be better
people, keep the guns oiled and not hesitate to use them
The Muslims are naturally terrified of the Israelis. When however Israel
vacillates and looks weak and lacking in resolve
to defend itself the animalistic predatory instincts of these primitives take
control over them.
2. On-Line Video re Israelites in Africa
Our Brit-Am Biblical Studies 1-Kings ch.9 dealt with gold from Ophir
meaning from Mozambique in South Africa.
This will be followed by 1-Kings ch.10 and the Queen of Sheba.
At one stage some form of Hebraic Faith does seem to have been practiced
throughout much of
Ethiopia. What exactly was the nature of this faith and how it got there could
be of interest.
The Midrash says that as a result of the visit of the Queen of Sheba the Kingdom
of Sheba converted.
Historically in Yemen there were periods when there were monarchs who practised
Judaism due to they or their ancestors having converted.
Yemen (In the Arabian Peninsula) had strong contacts with Ethiopia and with
other parts of the east of Africa.
The online video-clip below is of interest.
It discusses the Lemba in northern South Africa who claim to be of Israelite
We disagree though their priestly caste may be somehow connected.
The clip is interesting. It shows the existence of an ancient civilization in
possible Israelite connections, links to Yemen. The clip also shows a few shots
and Sarmaria and discusses the Lost Tribes in general.
One day perhaps Brit-Am will be able to put out documentaries along similar
even better and have them viewed on the Web and worlwide TV stations?
The History Channel
Digging For The Truth - The Lost Tribe of Israel
Lemba, South Africa, Ancient city of Zimbabwe, Samaria in Israel, West Bank
in Israel, Megiddo, Exile of the Ten Tribes
3. More on Africa: Phoenicians in
Source of Map:
Location of Mauritius
Further information in English about the Seven Pyramids in Mauritius.
Very nice pictures of the
pyramids. However, a map showing Mauritius in a
Seafaring Goth / Bo Ingvar
Seven pyramids identified on the African island of Mauritius
Seven pyramids have been identified on the African island of Mauritius.
Remarkably, in construction, they are identical to the ones found on the island
of Tenerife, an island on the opposite side of the continent. It underlines the
likelihood that one civilisation sailed to various islands off the coast of
Africa and constructed these structures.
The island of Mauritius is part of the Mascarene Islands and is in the Indian
Ocean, about 900 kilometres (560 miles) east of Madagascar. The island is 61 km
long and 47 km wide, and sits just north of the Tropic of Capricorn. In origin,
it is a volcanic island.
The historical record shows that the island was known to Arab and Austronesian
sailors as early as the 10th century; Portuguese sailors first visited in 1507.
Mauritius was first plotted on a map in 1502, made by the Italian Alberto
Cantino. The Arabs called the island Dina Harobi, while the planisphere
identifies all three Mascarene islands (Reunion, Mauritius and Rodrigues) and
calls them Dina Margabin, Dina Harobi and Dina Morare.
It is suspected that prior to the Arabs, Mauritius was known to certain people
living on the African shores, as well as the famous Sea Peoples, a confederacy
of seafaring raiders, which included the proto-Phoenicians. The Greek account of
Periplus relates the story of Hanno (Hannan), the Carthaginian navigator, who
lived in the 5th century BC, and who traversed the Straits of Gibraltar at the
command of ships that would explore the African coastline along the Atlantic
Ocean. Herodotus describes a Phoenician expedition leaving the Red Sea and
traversing the "sea of the south", and, following the orders of the Egyptian
Pharaoh Necho II (610-595 BC), entered back into the Mediterranean Sea through
the Straits of Gibraltar, which means they circumnavigated Africa.
The seven small pyramids that have been identified are located on the south side
of the island... Their foundation is rectangular and in height, they do not
exceed twelve metres; they have between 6 and 11 terraces. In appearance, they
are similar to the pyramids located on another volcanic island off the western
coast of Africa, Tenerife; similar structures also exist on the Mediterranean
island of Sicily, which is also volcanic in origin.
There are many parallels between the pyramids of Mauritius and Tenerife. On both
island, the pyramids are part of a complex: a series of pyramids grouped
together in one location. On both islands, the pyramids are made from lava stone
and the construction does not use any mortar or other connecting agent. Some of
the structures on Mauritius have been partially dismantled, with the stones
remployed nearby. In one coating of basalt rollers, there can be found limestone
blocks underneath, no doubt of coral origin.
The Tenerife pyramids equally do not surpass 12 metres in height, and detailed
photographs of the terracing makes it clear that one cannot distinguish whether
one is observing a pyramid on Tenerife or Mauritius. In the case of "Mauritius
Pyramid 1", access to the upper platform is via a central staircase. This has
been restored in a whiter stone, and is therefore more visible. Not all pyramids
have such an access ? again on par with their Tenerife cousins. It suggests that
there is a commonality between the two islands that is beyond the coincidental.
Some of the Mauritius pyramids, with their platforms, could have been used for
astronomical observations. This too would be on par with Tenerife, specifically
at the Guimar complex. ...
Heyerdahl argued that the Maldives were located on an Eastern maritime trading
route that was used by various ancient civilisations, coming from the Middle
The ancient Egyptians used the Phoenician fleet to carry out expeditions, and it
is known that the Phoenicians constructed astronomical temples that were
perfectly aligned to the cardinal points and solar phenomena. With the discovery
of identical pyramid complexes on Tenerife, Sicily and now Mauritius, it is
clear that these are remnants of a seafaring culture, which has left traces on
islands on various sides of the African continent.
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