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  • n. the ten Tribes of Israel that were deported into captivity in Assyria around 720 BC (leaving only the tribes of Judah and Benjamin)


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  • The pages brim with cranks, mystics and peddlers of dubious historical claims who were determined to prove that America was discovered by -- well, take your pick: Phoenicians, Africans, Irish monks, Lost Tribes of Israel.

    Books That Emphatically Debunk Pseudohistory

  • To that, I said nothing; every Yeshuite knows the myth of the Lost Tribes.

    Kushiel's Avatar

  • While they ate, Po told them about his family, his meeting with Sebastian Birdsong, the invasions of the Lost Tribes.

    Time Trial

  • She was, the boy knew, the reason he had not died with the rest of his family, the reason he had survived the massacres of the Lost Tribes.

    Time Trial

  • The Jews and Lost Tribes had not been gathered together then, the temple had not been built in Jerusalem, as described in the last chapter of Ezekiel, neither had Anti-Christ appeared.

    The Lost Ten Tribes, and 1882

  • Hebrew names are given to the mountains, places, rivers, and persons, no one can deny; but such does not prove them to be the Lost Tribes — it shows away back Jewish influence and intercourse.

    The Lost Ten Tribes, and 1882

  • We, as the Lost Tribes, have indeed been ignorant of our origin and destiny.

    The Lost Ten Tribes, and 1882

  • We freely avow now that the prophecy fulfilling at present is the finding of the Lost Ten Tribes, then their union with the Jews, then their restoration to Palestine, then after being settled there for some time, the Jews, as Jews, having built their new temple, and having established the Mosaic temple service again, and the Lost Tribes as Christians, then and there we may look for Anti-Christ — not before.

    The Lost Ten Tribes, and 1882

  • They're the Lost Tribes, or something like it, and they've grown to be English.

    The Phantom Rickshaw and Other Ghost Stories

  • One subset is devoted to descendants of the Lost Tribes, whose candidates include the Lemba in South Africa, among others.

    Tablet Magazine


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