MIGRATIONS OF ISRAEL
"Moreover I will appoint a place for my people Israel, and will plant them, that they may dwell in a place of their own and move no more." 2 Samuel 7:10
God made this promise to David while the Children of Israel were living in the promised land -- in peace! Verse one of chapter 7 says that the Lord had given David rest from all his enemies all around. Why would God then make a promise of another land?
Because God knew that Israel would become apostate and be taken into captivity. God knew that the land that the Children of Israel were living in would not hold them all. It was too small to hold the numbers God had promised Abraham his descendants would become. (Remember the promises to Abraham that his descendants would become as numerous as the stars of heaven and the sands of the sea. That's a lot of people!) God knew that this land was temporary. His promise was greater than the small land of Palestine. With this in mind, let's look at what happened to Israel. (This page assumes that you know the history of the Old Testament of the Bible. If not, give yourself a quick overview of this important history of our race.)
2 Kings chapter 17 tells us about the end of Israel as a nation. The Israelites by now were split in two, the House of Israel and the House of Judah. Hoshea was king over Israel and he did evil in the eyes of God, just like all the kings before him (although not quite as evil as some of the others.) The king of Assyria, Sennacerib (aka Shalmeneser. The date for the final capitulation of Samaria is late 722 or early 721 BC. Shalmeneser died before he could complete his conquest and his successor, Sargon II, claimed to have captured Samaria and taken the people captive), first took the tribes on the east side of the Jordan River, Gad, Rueben and the half tribe of Manasseh. Then he besieged Samaria, the capital of Israel, for three years. At the end of this siege he took Samaria and carried away the rest of the House of Israel to live by the Habor River and in the Cities of the Medes.
Several years after the fall of the House of Israel, king Hezekiah took the throne in Jerusalem over the House of Judah. Fourteen years into his reign the Assyrians again came into the land and captured every walled city in Judah except Jerusalem. (2 Kings 18:13ff.) These Israelites were exiled to the same lands that their brethren had been sent years before them.
All twelve tribes were sent into exile in Assyria
Only Jerusalem was spared
Jerusalem contained members of all tribes but mainly the tribes of Judah, Benjamin and Levi
Nebuchadnezzar only had a remnant of Israel to deport to Babylon!
God saved this remnant and brought them back 70 years later then purified them of foreign women and children (see Ezra chapters 9, 10 and Nehemiah chapters 8, 10, 13) so that our Savior, Jesus Christ, could fulfill prophecy and be born through the pure line of Judah
Israel ended as a nation in 721 BC
Historians, including biblical historians, theologians and church leaders, would have you believe that Israel ended as a people as well
They will tell you
Physical Israel is "lost"
Modern Jews are "God's chosen"
"Spiritual Israel" is what's important
They must not be reading the same Bible we are!
These teachings go directly against God's word
God does not lie
We choose to believe God rather than man
God promised that Abraham's physical descendants would be as numerous as the stars
God promised that both houses of Israel would be scattered and reunited
God promised that His people would have a new place to call home
My God keeps His promises!
(see below for a complete lists of biblical texts)
Before we go any further, let's look at Israel by the numbers
|Genesis 46:26-27 tells us that Jacob's family numbered 70 souls when they entered Egypt|
Exodus 12:37 says that Israel's men over the age of 20 who were able to bear arms numbered 600,000 (confirmed in Numbers 1)
Add the women, children and elderly men to this total and at least 2,000,000 Israelites left Egypt in the Exodus
Numbers chapter 26 Israel enters the land of Canaan and Moses takes a census. There are 601,730 fighting men age 20 and over.
From the time that the Israelites entered Canaan until their Assyrian captivity they would have kept on increasing! God had promised this to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. A doubling in population every hundred years would be a low rate of increase considering how quickly their population increased in their Egyptian bondage. The people of Europe have increased faster than that even during pestilences and wars. So, if two million Israelites entered Canaan:
|in 100 years there would be 4,000,000 Israelites|
in 200 years there would be 8,000,000 Israelites
in 300 years there would be 16,000,000 Israelites
in 400 years there would be 32,000,000 Israelites
in 500 years there would be 64,000,000 Israelites
By the time of the Assyrian captivity there should have been an overwhelming number of Israelites!
This amount of people just don't disappear from the world without a trace
Maybe people don't know where -- or how -- to look
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What was the Assyrian name for Israel? We know they didn't call them "Israel" just like we don't call Germany "Deutchland" using their language. The Assyrian's called Israel
This Black Obelisk which is in the British Museum has an illustration of Jehu paying tribute to Shalmaneser, King of Assyria. The inscription says, "This is Iaua (Jehu), the son of Khumri (Omri)." Omri was the father of the wicked king Ahab who was married to the wicked Jezebel. Omri in Hebrew begins with the consonant 'ayin,' and in the ancient Hebrew it's "gayin." The Israelites would have said "Ghomri" and the Assyrians wrote this "Khumri."
In the Assyrian captivity the Israelites ceased to be called "Israel," which means "A ruler with God" and became known as Bit-Khumri, Beth-Khumri, Ghomri and Gimiri, among other names
God said that Israel would be known by another name (Is. 65:1, 2)
Black Obelisk of Shalmaneser III
Neo-Assyrian, 858-824 BC
From Nimrud (ancient Kalhu), northern Iraq
The military achievements of an Assyrian king
The archaeologist Henry Layard discovered this black limestone obelisk in 1846 during his excavations of the site of Kalhu, the ancient Assyrian capital. It was erected as a public monument in 825 BC at a time of civil war. The relief sculptures glorify the achievements of King Shalmaneser III (reigned 858-824 BC) and his chief minister. It lists their military campaigns of thirty-one years and the tribute they exacted from their neighbors: including camels, monkeys, an elephant and a rhinoceros. Assyrian kings often collected exotic animals and plants as an expression of their power.
There are five scenes of tribute, each of which occupies four panels round the face of the obelisk and is identified by a line of cuneiform script above the panel. From top to bottom they are:
Sua of Gilzanu (in north-west Iran)
Jehu of Bit Omri (ancient northern Israel)
An unnamed ruler of Musri (probably Egypt)
Marduk-apil-usur of Suhi (middle Euphrates, Syria and Iraq)
Qalparunda of Patin (Antakya region of Turkey)
The second register from the top includes the earliest surviving picture of an Israelite: the Biblical Jehu, king of Israel, brought or sent his tribute in around 841 BC. Ahab, son of Omri, king of Israel, had lost his life in battle a few years previously, fighting against the king of Damascus at Ramoth-Gilead (I Kings xxii. 29-36). His second son (Joram) was succeeded by Jehu, a usurper, who broke the alliances with Phoenicia and Judah, and submitted to Assyria. The caption above the scene, written in Assyrian cuneiform, can be translated
The tribute of Jehu, son of Omri: I received from him silver, gold, a golden bowl, a golden vase with pointed bottom, golden tumblers, golden buckets, tin, a staff for a king [and] spears.
Jehu was not king when the Assyrians invaded and took the ten northern tribes of Israel captive. But they were known to the Assyrians by their ancestor, Omri. (Bit or Beth means house or sons of).
The Israelites were moved into Media and northern Mesopotamia between 732 and 700 BC by the Assyrians. Within fifty years a people whom the Assyrians called Gimira appear for the first time in history exactly where the Israelites had been exiled.
Deportation of the House of Israel (ten northern tribes) by Assyria
To try and explain this "sudden appearance" of the Gimira, historians claim that the Scythians pushed them up from the southern parts of Russia along the shores of the Black Sea. Using a "mistake" by the Greek historian, Herodotus, they claim that he "mixed up" the name of a river, even though Herodotus obviously knew what the river was every other time he mentions it in his histories.
The Scythians will become important later in our history but keep in mind, it's in someone's best interest to have the migrations of Israel kept in the dust bin of history -- and away from you. It's in your best interest to know this history.
In 1847 Sir Henry Layard uncovered the ancient city of Nineveh. During his excavation he found two small rooms with stores of clay tablets inscribed in curious Assyrian arrow-headed writing, now called cuneiform writing. His assistant later found another cache of these tablets. It was later discovered that they had found the books of the great Assyrian Royal Library of Ashurbanipal, the library of the Assyrian kings dating back to at least 708 BC. Over 23,000 cuneiform clay tablets were found, whole or broken, and were shipped to the British Museum for translation and study. The writings included astronomical books, mathematical calculations, medical prescriptions, religious texts, business documents, historical records of different reigns and personal correspondence of the kings. This treasure trove of information about early Assyrian history was translated and published in 1930.
Included among the thousands of clay tablets is information about the Israelites after their capture and dispersion by the Assyrians. These tablets, among other historical and archeological finds, are proof that the Tribes of Israel were never lost. Just using names not recognized by modern historians and Christians alike. Just like God said!
These cuneiform Royal Letters talk about a disastrous battle that the Urartu army had in the "land of Gamir." Their reports say that when the king of Urartu was invading the district south of Lake Urmia in Media, where the Israelites had been placed in exile fourteen years previously, his army was routed by the Gamir. Letters go back and fourth with information on this disaster. The area of this battle was north of Nineveh.
The Cimmerians attack the Urartu
"In the land of Gamir"
If you look at the texts of these Royal Letters the only conclusion you can arrive at is that the Gimira were part of the Israelites that the Assyrians had taken into exile. The Gimira are identified as being exiles from another land. They appear right where the Israelites had been placed by the Assyrians. The name "Gimira" is easily derived from Khumri (using phonetics of the Assyrian language), the recognized name Assyria uses for Israel.
Notice on the clay tablet below that the House of Omri is spelled Bit-Humriya
ROYAL INSCRIPTION OF SARGON II OF ASSYRIA, DESCRIBING HIS CONQUESTS GENERALLY, MENTIONING: BIT-HABAN, PARSHUMASH, MANNAEA, URARTU; THE HEROIC MAN WHO DEFEATED HUMBANIGASH, KING OF ELAM; WHO MADE THE EXTENSIVE BIT-HUMRIYA (HOUSE OF OMRI) TOTTER, THE DEFEAT OF MUSRU IN RAPIHU; BOUND TO ASHUR, WHO CONQUERED THE TAMUDI; WHO CAUGHT THE IONIANS IN THE SEA LIKE A BIRD-CATCHER; ALSO BIT-BURTASHA, KIAKKI AND AMRISH, THEIR RULERS; WHO DROVE AWAY MIT¬ (MIDAS), KING OF MUSHKU; WHO PLUNDERED HAMATH AND CARCHEMISH; GREAT HAND CONQUERED, THE DEVASTATOR OF URARTU, MUSASIR; THE URARTIANS BY THE TERROR OF HIS WEAPONS, KILLED BY HIS OWN HANDS; WHO DESTROYED THE PEOPLES OF HARHAR, WHO GATHERED THE MANNAEANS, ELLIPI; WHO CHANGED THE ABODE OF P¬PA, LALLUKNU; WHO FLAYED THE SKIN OF ASHUR-L 'I, THEIR GOVERNOR; WHO IMPOSED THE YOKE OF ASHUR ON SHURD¬; FROM MELIDU, HIS ROYAL CITY; THE FEARSOME ONSLAUGHT, WHO HAD NO FEAR OF BATTLE, -MS in Neo Babylonian on clay, Nimrod, Assyria, 722-705 BC, 1 partial 8-facetted prism, 6,2x12,0 cm remaining, 8 lines in cuneiform script.
Context: 1 fragment of a cylinder with the same inscription, also in Neo Babylonian, is known.
Commentary: The present MS is related to the clay cylinders from Khorsabad, but they are in Assyrian. These cylinders were written in Nimrud, Assyria, for being sent to Babylonian cities to be deposited in foundation deposits in buildings in Babylonia
We included the one below so you could see the variety in the clay tablets.
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To Nab, exalted Lord, who dwells in Ezida, which is in Ninevah, His Lord: I Ashurbanipal, King of Assyria, the one longed for and destined by his great divinity, who, at the issuing of his order and the giving of his solemn decree, cut off the head of Te'umman, king of Elam, after defeating him in battle, and whose great command my hand conquered Umman-Igash, Tanmarit, Pa'e and Umman-Altash, who ruled of Elam after Te'umman. I yoked them to my sedan chair, my royal conveyance. With his great help I established decent order in all the lands without exception. At that time I enlarged the structure of the court of the temple of Nab, my lord, using massive limestone. May Nab look with joy on this, may he find it acceptable. By the reliable impress of your wedges may the order for a life of long days come forth from your lips, may my feet grow old by walking in Ezida in your divine presence.
MS in Neo Assyrian on limestone, Nineveh, Assyria, ca. 646 BC, 1 limestone slab, 47x42x4 cm, single column, 19 lines in Neo Assyrian cuneiform script.
Commentary: King Ashurbanipal (669-631 BC) rebuilt Ezida, the temple of Nab, the god of writing.
For an in-depth look at the Assyrian tablets see the book, Missing Links Discovered in Assyrian Tablets by E. Raymond Capt available from Artisan Publishers at this link: http://hoffmanprinting.ixwebhosting.com/catalog/
It's obvious from the above that Gamir is a corruption of Ghomri, the Assyrian name for Israel. It was common in Assyrian writings to invert syllables just as it was common in the English language to spell words however someone felt until Webster decided he had had enough and wrote his dictionary. In these Assyrian tablet "letters" the Assyrian scouts report that the "Gamera" counter-attacked the Urartu, entered their land and killed nine of their commanders while capturing their commander-in-chief. Historians agree that the "Gamera" are the same people who thirty years later in the region of Esarhaddon, are called Gimira.
Among the tablets are the prayer texts of Esarhaddon to the sun-god Shamash. Several of these prayer texts name a people that are never heard of before in history. The Iskuza (Iskaza) evidently lived among the Mannai. One texts reads: "Will the Iskuza warriors who live in the district of the Mannai, and have moved to the frontiers of the Mannai, succeed in their plan? Will they march out from the pass of Hubushkia and reach the towns of Harrania and Anisuskia, and take much booty and heavy spoil from the borders of Assyria?" The town of Hubushkia was located in the region of Uesi and Musasir, where the Urartians battled the Gimira in 707 B.C. - on the border of the Mannai kingdom.
Two other prayer texts indicate the Iskuza invaded the lands of the Medes and competed with the Assyrian expeditions sent into Media to collect tribute. Esarhaddon asked: "I ask thee Samas; great lord, whether the nobles and governors of Bit-kari and Saparda with their warriors, horses and military forces, as many as there may be, will be opposed, and whether . . . himself, or his son, of the Iskuza warriors, or anyone else who is with him, will attack the nobles and governor, nobles, warriors, horses and troops of Esarhaddon, king of Assyria, which are in Bitkari, and which have entered the land of the Medes in order to collect the tribute of horses, (be attacked) by the hand of the Iskuza warriors?"
Does this name seem familiar to you? Iskuza can easily be derived from "Isaac" and in Amos 7:9 and 16 the Israelites referred to themselves as House of Isaac. Remember, Isaiah 62:1, 2 says, "For Zion's sake I will not hold My peace, And for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest, until her righteousness goes forth as brightness, and her salvation as a lamp that burns. The Gentiles shall see your righteousness, and all kings your glory. You shall be called by a new name, which the mouth of the Lord will name."
Once they went into captivity, the children of Israel were no longer Israelites. Now they were to be known by a new name, several of them actually.
The Iskuza were called "Shuthae" by the Greeks and "Sacae" or "Saka" by the Persians. (ISAAC) Herodotus tells us that the Persians called the Sacae (Saka), "Scythians." So did the ancient Greeks. Another name for them was "Sakai." Even the Chinese recognized this people, calling them Sai. Chinese imperial records and even Greek history claim that the Sakasena, originally Scythians, were pushed west and displaced by Asian tribes. Some historians claim that the Assyrians called them Ishhuza. They say that these people were in the "Iranian" region of Central Asia.
None of these historians want to make the connection between the Scythians, Saka, Sacae and the "lost" tribes of Israel
It is not in most historian's "world view" to have the "lost" tribes of Israel FOUND. We'll discuss the reasons why later.
After the reign of Sargon II (721-705 BC) the name Khumri or Khormi is not mentioned by the Assyrians again. This is when Gimira and Gamera are recorded by the Assyrians as living among the Mannai, a few miles from the Medes, exactly where Scripture says the northern ten-tribed Kingdom of Israel had been placed just a few years before. As we've seen, the names Gimir, Gimira and Gamera are corruptions of Khumri or Khomri due to the Assyrian language and these are all names for the Israelites that the Assyrians took into captivity. The Sacae of Sakka (Scythians) are most likely derived from Isaaca or House of Isaac.
The Assyrian name GA-ME-RA-A-A is translated into "Cimmerian." Even Wikipedia admits that "the Assyrians of the time of Esarhaddon record campaigning against a people they called in the Akkadian the Ashkuza or Ishhuza. Hugo Winckler was the first to associate them with the Scyths and the identification remains without serious question. They were closely associated with the Gimirrai, who were the Cimmerians known to the ancient Greeks. These Scythians were mainly interested in settling in the kingdom of Urartu, which later became Armenia. The district of Shacusen, Uti Province, reflects their name. In the Bible in Genesis 10:3, the Ashkuz (Ashkenaz) are even considered to be a direct offshoot from the Gimirri (Gomer).
|Ashkenaz is Gomer's first son. Gomer is the son of Japeth, son of Noah. (Gen. 10:3, 1 Chronicles 1:6) Ashkenaz is believed to be the ancestor of some of the Germanic, Scandinavian and Slavic peoples. Gomer is associated with the Frank and Germanic tribes.|
Ashkenazi Jews, also known as Ashkenazic Jews or Ashkenazim claim to be descended from the medieval Jewish communities of the Rhineland, now part of Germany. Ashkenaz is the Medieval Hebrew name for Germany.
Ashkenazi Jews are not descended from the Khumri, Saka or Scythians
For a history of the Jews click on the link below.
Don't miss this...The Assyrian name for the Tribes of Israel is taken from Scythian and Cimmerian names. Historians will connect the dots only up to a point but will not tell you the link between these ancient people and your Heritage.
We next find our Israelites, as the Gimira, traveling through the mountains of Asia Minor through the upper Euphrates gorge. It is recorded by the Assyrians in the second year of Esarhaddon, 679 BC that the Gimira had risen in rebellion and the Assyrian army pursued and defeated them in the upper Euphrates district. But a large number of Israelites, Gimira, escaped to the shores of the Black sea where after 600 BC the Lydian king Alyattes drove them out of Asia Minor. By this time the Greek called these Gimira Kimmerioi, translated into the English, Cimmerians.
At the same time the rest of the Israelites in Media began to attack Assyrian expeditions sent to their regions to collect horses and other tribute. The Assyrians called the Gimira and then Iskuza. The Persian equivalent for Gimira was Sakka.
The single greatest proof that the Sakka, Iskuza, Gimira, Cimmerians and whatever other spelling of the name that was used are all the same people comes from the Behistun Rock in Iran.
Everyone who knows about the Bible knows about King Darius who ascended to the Persian throne in 521 BC, 200 years after the ten-northern and most of the rest of the tribes of Israel had been taken into captivity. In Daniel 5:30 Darius the Mede, was the king who took over after Belshazzar, the Chaldean king, was slain. Darius is the king who put Daniel in the lion's den in Daniel chapter 6. But that's about all the biblical student knows about King Darius.
What you probably don't know is that during the first six years of the reign of King Darius his army had to put down rebellions in various parts of the empire. This included portions of the Scythians which we now know were those ten-tribed Israelites! Darius recorded taking some "Sakkas" prisoners. This record was inscribed on a stone face and forms an important Israelite-Scythian archaeological link that no one can deny -- and because of its location -- no one can destroy.
On the old caravan road from Babylon to Ecbatana (ancient capital of Median) runs a limestone mountain 1700 feet high. About 300 feet above the base is a rock fact containing an inscription made by the order of Darius the Great around 525 BC. The inscription not only fixes the date of his reign but proves the existence of the so-called "lost" tribes of Israel 200 years after their Assyrian captivity. This astounding memorial is 150 feet long by 100 feet high.
Behistun Rock from a distance
The labor the prepare the rock and polish the side of the mountain must have been amazing. If the rock was defective or unsound, pieces were filled in and secured with molten lead. Holes or fissures in the rock were filled up in the same way. Then the entire space was divided into panels and polished. Once the lettering was engraved on the prepared surface, the entire face of the rock was treated with a coat of silicious varnish.
Figures and inscription on the Behistun Rock
The inscriptions are in three languages, Babylonian (Accadian), Elamite (Susian) and Persian. They are chiefly in the cuneiform or wedge-like characters. A young English officer in the Persian army, Henry C. Rawlinson, is given credit for successfully deciphering the Old Persian signs. Each language records the exact same event. This inscription is like the "Rosetta Stone" of Egyptian hieroglyphs. Once the first language was deciphered, the rest came after.
Drawing of the rock images
The dominant feature of the Behistun Rock inscriptions is King Darius, in royal attire and surrounded by captives. Around the captives are five main panels, twenty in all. The first panel contains 19 paragraphs and 96 lines. Each paragraph commences with the words, "I am Darius, the king of kings, the king of Persia." The second panel has 16 paragraphs and 96 lines. Over each figure is a brief history of the man and the tribe he represents.
The inscriptions include a list of 23 nations over whom Darius ruled and named among these are the Sakkas. In both the Persian and Elamite versions the original word is Sakka but in the Babylonian version the same people are called Gimiri. This is indisputable proof that the Assyrians and Babylonians called the Israelite exiles Gimiri regardless of where they lived. It also proves that a branch of the Gimiri, called Sakka by the Persians, had migrated a long way and lived on the eastern edge of the Persian empire.
(74) King Darius says: Afterwards with an army I went off to Scythia, after the Scythians who wear the pointed cap. These Scythians went from me. When I arrived at the river, I crossed beyond it then with all my army. Afterwards, I smote the Scythians exceedingly; [one of their leaders] I took captive; he was led bound to me, and I killed him. [Another] chief of them, by name Skunkha, they seized and led to me. Then I made another their chief, as was my desire. Then the province became mine.
(75) King Darius says: Those Scythians were faithless and Ahuramazda was not worshipped by them. I worshipped Ahuramazda; by the grace of Ahuramazda I did unto them according to my will.
Remember: Scythian, Gimiri and Sakka is the word for the same people depending on the language used.
Skunkha from the Behistun Rock
for a full translation of the Behistun Rock click below
More proof, just in case you still need it, that the Sakka were a branch of the Gimiri and therefore the original tribes of Israel is provided by another trilingual transcription found at the tomb of Darius in southwestern Persia. This tomb is cut into the face of a cliff in the valley of Naksh-i-Rustam, near the ancient city of Persepolis. Again, the inscription includes a list of the nations over which Darius ruled. This time he lists three separate groups of "Sakkas."
"King Darius says: By the favor of Ahuramazda these are the countries which I seized outside of Persia; I ruled over them; they bore tribute to me; they did what was said to them by me; they held my law firmly; Media, Elam, Parthia, Aria, Bactria, Sogdia, Chorasmia, Drangiana, Arachosia, Sattagydia, Gandara, India, the haoma-drinking Scythians (the Amyrgian Sakkas), the Scythians (Sakka) with pointed caps; Babylonia, Assyria, Arabia, Egypt, Armenia, cappadocia, Lydia, the Greeks, the Scythians (Sakka) across the sea, Thrace, the sun hat-wearing Greeks, the Libyans, the Nubians, the men of Maka and the Carians." In each case the name is Sakka in the Persian, Gimiri in the Babylonian.
Tomb of Darius
Inscription on the tombstone of Darius
Relief of the tomb of Darius
Don't miss the significance of these finds. Historians have known about these inscriptions for decades, yet generally pass them over. Their afro-centric world view won't let them accept who these people are. Yet these inscriptions and the Royal Correspondence of the Assyrian Empire make it perfectly clear that the Iskuza, the Sakka, the Scythians, the Gimiri and the Cimmerians are all Israelites
A cataphract-style parade armor of a Saka royal Issyk kurgan - modern Kazakhstan. This is a reconstruction of the "golden man" interred in the kurgan - or burial mound
Pazyryk were nomadic people living on the edge of China and Mongolia in the 5th century BC. This Pazyryk female mummy had blonde hair. Her clothing fibers were from India. The Pazyryk people have now been linked to the Scythians.
Throne arm of a Scythian king, 7th century BC
Scythian golden comb found in the Ukraine. Russia has the most Scythian treasures in the Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg
While Nebuchadnezzar was attacking Jerusalem and taking the southern tribes of Judah and Benjamin (known as the House of Judah) into the the Babylonian exile (604-586 BC), the western branch of the northern ten tribes, now known as Cimmerians, were migrating up what is now the River Danube. They arrived near its source in southern Germany around 600-500 BC, where they became known as Celts or Gauls.
Ironically, it was Cyrus, king of Persia, who made the decree that let the House of Judah return to Jerusalem and rebuild. Yet in 530 he marched north to bring under his control and rule the main body of Israelite exiles, now known as Iskuza or Scythians who were living south of the Caucasus Mountains. In a fierce battle with the Scythians under their local queen, Tomyris, the Persians were defeated and Cyrus was taken captive and killed. God had his judgment and the Israelites had theirs. Don't you just love the irony!
Captivity routes of both houses of Israel, the Assyrians took the House of Israel (ten northern tribes) into captivity. The Babylonians took the House of Judah (tribes of Judah and Benjamin and most of the Levites) into captivity.
As the Scythian Israelites pushed further north, they came into contact with the Cimmerian Israelites who had migrated earlier. Some of these Cimmerians moved into the sparsely inhabited regions of the Baltic and became known to the Romans as Cimbri.
By the sixth century BC the Scythians covered the Ukraine as far as the Carpathians. So by the time Ezra of the Bible went from Babylon to Jerusalem in 458 BC, most of the northern ten tribes of the House of Israel now known as Scythians and Cimmerians had spread out over a wide area stretching from the Rhine and the Baltic in the west to central Asia in the east. Only a small remnant was left in Media to hear of Ezra's invitation to return with him to Jerusalem.
By the third century BC the Israelites had established themselves in the south of Russia as the great and prosperous kingdom of Scythia. They had close trade relations with the Greeks and supplied them with grain.
Notice that this "biblical historian" is willing to list the Cimmerians among the Old Testament Nations yet is unwilling to make the link between these people and the Israelites in dispersion. Are these "historians" ignorant or purposefully misrepresenting our Heritage?
At the same time the Cimmerian group of Israelites had settled as Celts in central Europe by 500 BC. About 390 BC some of them invaded Italy and sacked Rome. Others invaded Greece and Asia Minor but most went west and north across France and began arriving in Britain from the fifth century BC onwards.
By the second century BC the Scythians had been pushed out of south Russia by the Sarmatians and were moving westward themselves toward Jutland along the coast towards Holland and Britain.
As the Scythians were pushed out of southern Russia and the Sarmatian tribes moved in, the Romans introduced the name "German" for the genuine Scythians (germanus being Latin for Genuine). Soon the term Scythian was dropped in favor of the term German, except in the Baltic and eastern North Sea area where they were still called Scythia. Even as late as 800 AD the Welsh historian Nennius called the home of the Anglo-Saxons Scythia.
The Anglo-Saxons who came to Britain were called Germans by the Romans. The Normans, the last to arrive in Britain, were of the same group of people. Along the way these Celts and Gauls left groups of themselves scattered all over Europe.
The Celts and Gauls, originally the Cimmerians and Scythians, and before that the Israelites, are the ancestors of some of the White, European races
but there's more
Now You Know a large part of Your Heritage!
This is a proud and noble Heritage
When God said to King David
"Moreover I will appoint a place for my people Israel, and will plant them, that they may dwell in a place of their own and move no more." 2 Samuel 7:10
That's exactly what He did!
God's people, Israel, using their new name, can be found in Great Britain, the United States of America, Australia, Sweden, Norway...wherever the Anglo-Saxon, Germanic, Celtic, Scandinavian people have settled
That's where God's people Israel will be found
We have to find their cousins
God's people the Adamites
Migrations of Israel
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1 Chronicles 21:5 tells us that in David's time there were 1,100,000 men of arms in Israel and 470,000 in Judah. That would probably make a total population of around five or six million Israelites during the reign of Solomon
There should have been 64,000,000 Israelites by the time of the Assyrian captivity
That's 64 million men, women and children
Where are all the Israelites?
Who did the Apostles, especially Paul, visit on their missionary journeys? Click below for a new perspective on the New Testament
If you did not read it first, be sure and read about the history of these peoples, called by "another name," after they were "scattered" by the Assyrians
Also read the History of Writing. Very interesting information.
Bible Texts to Study
Genesis 13:14-18; 26:3, 4; 28:3, 4
Exodus 2:23, 24; 6:4, 5
Leviticus 20:4; 26:42, 45
Deuteronomy 4:25-40, 31; 30:1-6
Isaiah 11:1-16; 14:1; 35:1-10; 43:5, 6; 51:3, 11; 60:10-13; 61:4; 62:4-12; 63:17-19
Jeremiah 3:11-18; 7:7; 16:14, 15; 23:3-8; 30:1-11; 31:4-10; 32:36-44; 33:7-11; 33:25, 26; 35:15; 50:17-20
Ezekiel 11:16-21; 20:33-44; 21:1-3; 28:24-26; 34:12-16, 23, 24; 36:8-11, 21-18; 37:21-28; 39:25-29; 40:1, 2; 43:7; 47:14
Hosea 1:10, 11; 2:23; 3:1, 5; 4:6; 8:8-10; 9:17; 14:1-9
Micah 2:12; 4:1-13
Zechariah 2:10-13; 6:12-15; 8:1-8;
You can find a lot more information on the links below
We don't agree with everything they teach but all give information about true Israel
Be discerning -- be a lover of truth
But most of all -- be open minded and allow logic and the Holy Spirit to guide you
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