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Brit-Am Now no. 1364
The Lost Ten Tribes of Israel Movement
6 July 2009, 14 Tammuz 5769
What Might Have Happened to the Genealogies of the Tribes?
How Did the Ten Tribes Forget Who They were?
2. Message from the Brit-Am Ten Tribes Movement to Descendants of the Lost Ten
3. New Evidence Helps Confirm Brit-Am Historical Researches
What Might Have Happened to the Genealogies of the Tribes?
How Did the Ten Tribes Forget Who They
George Helon <email@example.com> wrote:
Shalom Yair -
I would like to pose this question to you, your subscribers, and readers.
If one's lineage (Yikhus) is one of the most integral parts of Judaism - what
do you think might have really happened to the genealogies and genealogical
records of the Tribes of Israel and their descendants upon their return from
the Exiles. Surely, given the reverence and immense value placed on
genealogical records - and the purity of one's descent and ancestry - they
just can't have disappeared?
I know from some of my own genealogical researches that there was always more
than one copy of a record made; I don't really believe they were lost or
destroyed. Take my own family as an example; records located in: Australia,
England, the United States, Kenya, Tanzania, Poland, Russia, Belarus, Siberia,
Hungary, the Ukraine, Israel, etc.
ben akhar ben Zebulon: Australia
The Northern Israelites separated from Judah around ca. 940, and were exiled
around 720 BCE.
Even at the time of their Exile the question arises as to just how consciously
Israelite they were.
Most were evidently illiterate and they had absorbed Canaanite and other customs
and thought patterns.
After that they were split up, transported, re-settled, re-divided, etc.
It was only through Divine Providence as shown in Brit-Am researches that they
managed to partially re-unite and to retain something of that which they once
No other nation in history apart from Judah retains consciousness of its
This was to be an identifying sign of Judah.
[Genesis 49:10] THE SCEPTRE [Hebrew: "shevet" i.e. Tribe] SHALL NOT DEPART FROM
JUDAH, NOR A LAWGIVER FROM BETWEEN HIS FEET, UNTIL SHILOH COME; AND UNTO HIM
SHALL THE GATHERING OF THE PEOPLE BE.
Menasseh ben Israel explained the above verse (n his book Conciliator) as:
[Genesis 49:10] THE SCEPTRE SHALL NOT DEPART FROM JUDAH,
i.e. Judah shall always be recognizable as an Israelite Tribe.
The word translated in the KJ as THE SCEPTRE in Hebrew is "Shevet" which means
Judah will always be recognizable as a Tribe.
The others were not so blessed but had to lose consciousness of their ancestry
for the sake of their Tribal Destinies.
No other people has retained consciousness of its ancestry.
How many Italians today can state with certainty that they descend from ancient
Etruscans? Possibly some can but they are a minority.
Who today can state with certainty that they derive from the Ancient Assyrians,
Medes, Persians, etc?
The Irish did keep verbal records of their genealogies. In some cases they may
be able to go back to ca. 700 CE and after that through legends, historical
studies, DNA, etc a few centuries more in some few cases. This is about the best
that can be done for anybody and even this is strongly disputed and doubted more
The Bible said that the Ten Tribes would be LOST!
Unknown to Judah
2. Message from the Brit-Am Ten Tribes
Movement to Descendants of the Lost Ten Tribes
Being a descendant of the Lost Ten Tribes means having an obligation to
spread the information to your kinfolk, neighbors, and governments and to inform
them about their Israelite responsibilities! It also means helping the Jews and
the State of Israel wherever possible and in helping the Brit-Am Ten Tribes
We do not say that your own lands (such as the USA) are Babylon that you need to
come out of!!
On the contrary.
They are nations of Israel that you need to be concerned for and to work for the
For the good of your own people our message need to spread to them!
The Brit-Am Ten Tribes Movement may be helped in numerous ways not the least of
which is financial assistance.
3. New Evidence Helps Confirm Brit-Am
In "The Tribes"
we describe the migration of the Lost Ten Tribes from the east to the west.
A summary of these migrations may be seen at:
#4. MAJOR MIGRATORY MOVEMENTS
STAGES OF THE EXILE
(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. 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 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.
In "The Tribes" we give more details concerning these migrations with movement
though highlighted by major surges westwards e.g. 200 BCE, 200 CE, and again in
the 400s CE
whilst the invasion of England by the Anglo-Saxon hosts was in progress.
We identified the Anglo-Saxon invaders of Enlgand as a mixture of peoples from
Germany and the east
amongst whom the Angles and Saxons were dominant.
Conventional histories agree with us that these peoples came from Germany and/or
but disagree that before that they were further east in Scythia.
The latest researches in Scandinavia and Germany however appear to be moving
towards an acceptance
of the scenario we described.
The overwhelming majority of the Angles moved to Enbgland but some remained
The Angles in Germany were associated with the Varini (Vanes) and both were
later considered part of the Thuringians.
The Thuringians are now identified with the Tervingi Goths who had moved
eastwards from north of the Black Sea
in the late 300s CE or at least a sizeable number of them had including what
became the ruling elements of Thuringia.
Several Recent posts on Germanic-L discuss this issue.
Amongst other sources in this connection we find quoted:
the article "Nordische und kontinentalgermanische Orts- und
personennamenstruktur in alter Zeit" by Thorsten Andersson (in Nordwestgermanisch,
Ergbde z. RGA 13.
Other authorities now supporting this notion include
M. Springer and Grahn-Hoek
"Stamm und Reich der frohen Thuringer nach den Schriftquellen" (i.e. Folk/tribe
and realm of the early Thuringians according to historical sources) by Dr. Heike
Zeitschrift des Vereins f r Thuringische Geschichte, Vol. 56 (2002).
The linkeage goes further and reaches into Scandinavia.
The Brit-Am scenario is in fact fully supported (albeit in a convoluted way) by
The significance of all this is that the Brit-Am description of migratory paths
does fit historical findings.
That does not mean that they are absolutely proven or have to be accepted.
It does however mean that in the light of Scriptural Evidence the historical
probability should be considered even more probable.
It also means that we can face up to academics on their own ground with greater
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