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From: Yair Davidy
To:      heb_roots_chr@hebroots.org
Subject: The Exile of the Ten Lost Tribes

        The Exile of the Ten Lost Tribes
                           by
                    Yair Davidy

   BRIT-AM is an ORTHODOX JEWISH Organization

  #1) Do Orthodox Jews believe in Replacement theology? NO
  #2) Do Orthodox Jews believe in Christian British Israelism? NO

 "Brit-Am  Israel".  (Brit = Covenant, Am = People in Hebrew)

 "Brit-Am  Israel" at present is headed by Yair Davidy and by Rabbi Abraham Feld.

 The address of  "Brit-Am  Israel"  is Yair Davidy, "Brit-Am Israel", P.O.B. 595, Jerusalem 91004, Israel.

The e-mail is : britam@netvision.net.il

 "BRIT-AM  ISRAEL" BELIEVES:

 *  The Hebrew Bible is the message of God.

 *  Out of the original 12 Tribes of Israel Ten were lost. Two remained. The present-day Jews are descended mainly from the two remaining Tribes of Judah and Benjamin.

 *  The Khazars were a Kingdom in southern Russia many of whose leaders converted to Judaism. The Khazars were descended from the Lost Ten Tribes. The Khazars were blood-relatives of the Picts who went to Scotland, and of the Anglo-Saxons, and of peoples in Scandinavia.

 * In addition to the Khazars, many  other converts to Judaism through the ages were descended from assimilated Jews or from members of the Lost Ten Tribes.

 * Most of the Lost Ten Tribes migrated to Northwest and Western Europe and their descendants are now in those areas or in North America, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa.

 * We do not claim that all residents of the said nations are descended from Israel. We do however affirm  that most descendants of the Lost Ten Tribes are residents of those nations. On the whole they are unaware of their Israelite Identity.  Even so in the course of history  the Israelite origins  of peoples in those areas have influenced national developments and national characteristics.

 *  The Tribe of Joseph was divided into  two other Tribes: Ephraim and Menasseh. People from ALL of the Israelite Tribes congregated in North America but in general the U.S.A. is dominated by Menasseh. Britain has characteristics of Ephraim.

 * Reuben was important in France, Issachar in Switzerland, Benjamin in Belgium, Zebulon in Holland, Dan in Denmark, Naphtali in Norway, Gad in Sweden, the country of Finland was influenced by the Tribes of Simeon, Issachar, and Gad; Simeon, Dan, and Ephraim were important in Ireland.

 * There is a need for the present-day  "Jews" of Judah and the Lost  Ten Tribes to recognize each other, and to work towards re-unification and reconciliation.

 * Proof exists confirming "Brit-Am  Israel"  Identity beliefs. Some of the evidence has been presented in works by Yair Davidy such as "The Tribes" (1993), "Ephraim" (1995), and "Lost Israelite Identity" (1996), as well as in articles in our journal "Tribesman". Much additional evidence is available and needs to be uncovered and published. Our sources include the Bible, Talmud, Midrashim, Commentators, Classical Greek and Roman historians, Chroniclers, Legends, Linguistics, Archaeology, and where pertinent racial and other scientific studies.

 * Even though much of the evidence has been revealed by ourselves it is not ours alone. Our proofs have never been properly refuted. The basic claims we have made are irrefutable. If one cannot deny our claims and there is nobody else who can it follows that one should accept them. This means that  the identity of the Lost Ten Tribes of Israel with western peoples should be acknowledged.  Once this acknowledgment is forthcoming  it is possible to discuss whatever practical conclusions need to be made.

 IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN LEARNING MORE, IN DISCUSSION, AND/OR IN JOINING "BRIT-AM ISRAEL", please make contact by Return Mail.

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NOTE FROM EDDIE:

FYI:  Yair Davidy is an ORTHODOX JEW. He does NOT believe in:

#1) Replacement theology
#2) Christian British Israelism

   Yair Davidy / Brit-Am / Orthodox Jews DO believe in:

#1) The Restoration of BOTH houses of Israel in the future (the Messianic redemption or the Ingathering of the Exiles) (Ezekiel 37:15-28) when the house of Israel (The Ten Lost Tribes) join themselves to / with the house of Judah in the end of days.

Recently, I ordered from Brit-Am and read the first three issues of the MAGAZINE BRIT-AM. The articles and the information in the magazine was OUTSTANDING.

It is VITAL in these days in which we live to understand that the belief in the restoration of both houses of Israel / Messianic Redemption / Ingathering of the Exiles and the reuniting of Ephraim
(Ten Lost Tribes) with Judah and Ephraim returning to Torah is a fundamental and foundational belief of Orthodox Judaism. It is one of the 13 articles of Jewish faith and a prayer for the Messianic Redemption / Restoration of both houses of Israel is prayed THREE times a day by Orthodox Jews.

I would HIGHLY recommend that our newsgroup members subscribe to the Brit-Am magazine to gain a greater understanding of Orthodox Jewish belief regarding this issue. In a recent edition of the magazine, Brit-Am stated that they have come to the conclusion that the primary religion of the Ten Lost Tribes today is Christianity.

Brit-Am declares that this information is VITAL to your understanding of the Bible and Hebraic Heritage Ministries Int'l agrees. Please consider obtaining the first 3 issues of the Brit-Am magazine and subscribing to future editions.

Yours for the restoration of both houses of Israel,

Eddie Chumney
Hebraic Heritage Ministries Int'l

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From: Yair Davidi (britam@netvision.net.il)
To: heb_roots_chr@hebroots.org
Subject: Isaiah-6

[ISAIAH 6:10] MAKE THE HEART OF THIS PEOPLE FAT, AND THEIR EARS HEAVY, AND SHUT THEIR EYES; LEST THEY SEE WITH THEIR EYES, AND HEAR WITH THEIR EARS, AND UNDERSTAND WITH THEIR HEARTS, AND TURN AND BE HEALED."

[ISAIAH 6:11] THEN I SAID, "HOW LONG, O LORD?" AND HE SAID: "UNTIL CITIES LIE WASTE WITHOUT INHABITANT, AND HOUSES WITHOUT MEN, AND THE LAND IS UTTERLY DESOLATE,

[ISAIAH 6:12] AND THE LORD REMOVES MEN FAR AWAY, AND THE FORSAKEN PLACES ARE MANY IN THE MIDST OF THE LAND.

Apparently referring to exile of the Ten Tribes who were in the northern State of Israel centered on Samaria and separate from the southern state of Judah..  The present-day Jews are descended mainly from the former inhabitants of  "Judah".

Most of the inhabitants of the northern ten-tribed kingdom of "Israel" disappeared and lost recollection of their identity. These are the Lost Ten Tribes of Israel.

[ISAIAH 6:13] AND THOUGH A TENTH REMAIN IN IT, IT WILL BE BURNED AGAIN, LIKE A TEREBINTH OR AN OAK, WHOSE STUMP REMAINS STANDING WHEN IT IS FELLED." THE HOLY SEED IS ITS STUMP.

THOUGH A TENTH REMAIN IN IT after the exile of the Ten Tribes and many from Judah  by the Assyrians probably only a tenth or less of the original population remained. These were in the southern section of Israel, in Judah, and these too were destined to be exiled shortly afterward by the Babylonians.


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For a subscription of
four issues of BRIT-AM
send $36 (8 issues for $65,
12 issues for $90) to:

Yair Davidy
POB 595
Jerusalem 91004
Israel.

BRIT-AM is a magazine that carries a unique message and contains information vital to you and the future.

The book Ephraim is available for $30.
The book Joseph may be obtained for $30.
Both books may be obtained for $40.
(Offer is valid at present only during the present month).
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From: Yair Davidi (britam@netvision.net.il)
To:    heb_roots_chr@hebroots.org
Subject: Isaiah-9 no. 1: The Stages of Exile-1


Isaiah-9 nos. 1 & 2: The Stages of Exile

[ISAIAH 9:1] BUT THERE WILL BE NO GLOOM FOR HER THAT WAS IN ANGUISH. IN THE FORMER TIME HE BROUGHT INTO CONTEMPT THE LAND OF ZEBULUN AND THE LAND OF NAPHTALI, BUT IN THE LATTER TIME HE WILL MAKE GLORIOUS THE WAY OF THE SEA, THE LAND BEYOND THE JORDAN, GALILEE OF THE NATIONS.

This verse is referring to the Exile of the northern Tribes of "Israel" who lost their identity and became known as "The Lost Ten Tribes of Israel".

The above translation is that of the King James Version. It fits the Hebrew but this verse in The Hebrew was also understood by Jewish Commentators to say something like the following: (I am paraphrasing and using my own comprehension  do not take it as authoritative without checking elsewhere):

"For the oppression will not be lightened; It will be more burdensome than the relatively light (easier) exile that the Land of Zebulon and the Land of Naphtali experienced. The last exile was [or WILL BE] more burdensome [IT WAS?] by way of the sea, across the Jordan, the highlands of the nations.

The Exile of the northern tribes to different parts of the Assyrian Empire was in stages. As background we will impart part of what we understand concerning these stages of exile.

The following extracts are unedited and a bit jumbled, confused and perhaps confusing BUT they do contain information of great value.

From "The Tribes" (2nd edition)
Chapter one
THE EXILE

The original Twelve Tribes of Israel had split into two kingdoms.  Two tribes comprising "Judah" were in the south, and the  ten tribes of "Israel" were in the north. The Ten Northern Tribes were entirely taken away by the Assyrians to places in northern Mesopotamia, to the Caucasus area and to eastern Iran. The Bible says that, "The King of Assyria took Samaria, and carried Israel away into Assyria, and placed them in Hala, and in Habor, and in the cities of the Medes" (2-Kings 17;6). The Bible also mentions "Hara" (1-Chronicles 5; 26) in eastern Iran as a place of exile. The Talmud and archaeological findings enable the identification of these places of re-settlement. Shortly after the exile and re-settlement every one of the said places became a centre for a group of peoples who then appeared for the first time. They are known to history as the Cimmerians, Scythians, and Guti: or Goths. It will be shown that these entities were (at least in part) the Lost Ten Tribes of Israel!

Chapter 16:

The Northern Ten Tribes of Israel had been conquered and exiled by the Assyrians. They were taken at first to several areas which are designated, by Biblical and Talmudical sources, as Halah, Habor, the River Gozan, Cities of the Medes1, Hara2, the Snowy Mountains3, Caspii4, Mountains of Darkness5, Har-Mannae6, Sambation7, Afrikey8, and so on. The said names often prove to be alternative appellations for the same or adjacent locations.

The exile of the northern Israelites by the Assyrians is described  in the Book of Kings that speaks of the capture of Samaria and exile of Israel. "Samaria" was the name of the northern Israelite capital and is sometimes used as an eponym for the Northern Kingdom.

"The King of Assyria took Samaria, and carried Israel away into  Assyria, and placed them in Hala, and in Habor, by the river of Gozan, and in the cities of the Medes" (2-Kings 17;6).

The exile took place in several stages and before the exile of  "Samaria" (Menasseh, Ephraim, and Zebulon), 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). Likewise, the tribes east of the Jordan (Reuben, Gad, and half Menasseh) had been carried "unto Halah, and Habor, and Hara, and to the river Gozan" (1-Chronicles 5;26).

The place of exile nominated as "Assyria" refers to the province by that name which encompassed most of Mesopotamia9 and extended into the Zagros Mountains in the east, while in the west it reached unto the shores of the Black Sea. Halah, Habor, the River Gozan, and many of the cities of the Medes were within the confines of "Assyria" or close to its fringes. "Hara" was much further to the east in the region straddling the borders of present day Iran and Afghanistan. "Hara" encompassed places named Aria, Ariana, and Arachosia, by the Greeks10. "Hara" was called "Haraiva" and "Hare" by the Persians11, and known under its correct name "Hara" to the Medes12, just as it is still called "Hara" by the locals today13. It is crossed by the Hari Rud or "River of Hara" and contains the city of Harat.

The Assyrians ruled the Hara area and all of the surrounding region and settled a portion of the Israelite tribes there in, specifically part of those tribes from east of the Jordan: Rueben,
Gad, and half Menasseh, since only concerning their exile is the name "Hara" mentioned:

"The God of Israel stirred up the spirit of Pul king of Assyria,  and the spirit of Tiglath-pilneser of Assyria, and he carried them away, even the Reubeni, and the Gadi, and the half tribe of Menasseh, and brought them unto Hala, and Habor, and HARA, and to the river of Gozan unto this day" (1-Chronicles 5;26).

Assyrian control of the Hara area is proven by inscribed claims of  Assyrian monarchs to have received tribute from Magan and Meluhha which nations (in neo-Assyrian nomenclature) were either by the Indus delta or to the east of it14. Hara adjoined Bactria and Roman and other accounts related that the Assyrian Semiramis (wife or widow of "Pul"): had conquered Bactria to the north of Hara as well as parts of India to its east15. The Assyrians sent frequent expeditions to Mount "Bikni" meaning the "Mount of Lapis Lazuli" and most (if not all) the lapis lazuli of Assyria came from  Badakhshan to the northeast of "Hara"16. According to Greek and Iranian sources the Assyrians had planted colonies in the region of Kabul and Gandhara to the east of
Hara17. Indian scripts also recall the "Asurya" with their god "Asura" (meaning the Assyrians with their deity "Ashur") who had colonies in Hara and Sakastan18. Assyrian cultural influences in this area and cultural influences from this area on Assyria confirm the Assyrian presence in this region19.

Extracts from the book "Lost Israelite Identity":

"Hear, this word, ye kine of Bashan, that are in the mountain of  Samaria, which oppress the poor, which crush the needy, who say to their husbands, Bring, and let us drink.

"...he will take you away in big ships and your posterity in fishing boats.

"Each woman will be carried straight out through the breaches and  cast out beyond the mountains of Mannae"*11 (Amos 4;1 3).

* Amos (4;3) refers to the "kine of Bashan" "in the mountain of Samaria" (Amos 4;1) who shall be cast "into the palace" . "Into the palace" has been translated from the Hebrew "Harmona" which is also translatable as saying "To the Mountain of Mannae" and so it is understood in the Talmudically-approved Aramaic version of Yehonathan. Mannae was in the general area of Armenia to which Jewish and local sources say the Israelites were taken. See Encyclopedia Judaica, "Armenia", "Georgia", "Caucasus".

"Hear this word, ye kine of Bashan, that are in the mountains of  Samaria, which oppress the poor, which crush  the needy, saying to their husbands, bring and let us drink...the days shall come upon you, that he will take you away in TsINOT [i.e."large boats" in Hebrew*3*] and  your remnant in SIROT DUGAH [i.e. "Fishing boats" in Hebrew*3] And your breached remnant will be taken away one woman for each other and they shall be cast out into the mountain of Mannae"4 (Amos 4;1 3).

The verse in the Hebrew may therefore be understood as saying that  one part of the exiles would be taken away in large and small sailing vessels and another part would be exiled to Mannae in which area the previous section showed exiled Israelite "Cimmerians" and Scythians to have indeed appeared.

The Prophet Isaiah foresaw that in the Last Days,

"The LORD shall set his hand again the second time to recover the  remnant of his people, that shall be left from Ashur, and from Mitsrayim, from Patros, and from Cush, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the Isles of the Sea:" (Isaiah 11;11).

The said places were those to which the Ten Tribed Exiled Hebrews  were taken immediately after their exile or which they somehow gravitated towards shortly afterwards and from there move on.. They are not in every case those places which they are now found in and from which they will directly return. In other words those who were in the above places in the Last Days will return from wherever they will be at the time. At all events, "Isles of the Sea" referred here primarily to the Isles of Britain as explained elsewhere. Getting to the "Isles of the Sea", implies travel by boat.

Another verse in the Book of Isaiah associated with the Ten Tribes' exile says,

"At the first the lighter affliction was visited upon the land of  Zebulon and the land of Nephtali and (BUT) the latter one was made heavier by way of the sea, beyond Jordan, in Galilee of the nations" (Isaiah  9;10).

The expressions "Isles of the Sea", "Way of the Sea", "large boats", "fishing-boats", in connection with the exile of Northern Israel is consistent with transportation by sea which was logistically
possible at that time and had been effected in other cases by Phoenician seafarers. Israelites seem to have always participated in Phoenician seafaring ventures.

Additional verses prove that the exiled Israelites were destined  to be found in the "Isles of the Sea" which were associated with "Tarshish" in the Atlantic Ocean. Other passages show that from Phoenician Tyre settlement was to be made in Tarshish. Both the Israelites and Phoenicians had had a long standing connection with Tarshish.

The extent of ancient international connections is demonstrated by the Prophet Ezekiel's description of Phoenician Tyre and its maritime extension. This has implications  concerning the fate of the Israelites after their exile since a portion of them were taken overseas (as will be shown) by Phoenician agency.

The Prophet Hosea spoke of Ephraim together with Phoenician Tyre  as if their fates were entwined, and as if part of Ephraim was settled in Tyre, and both suffered from the Assyrian conquest*6:

"Ephraim, as I saw Tyre, is planted in a pleasant place: but Ephraim shall bring forth his children to the murderer " (Hosea 9;13).

"Ephraim is smitten, their root is dried up...

"My God will cast them away, because they did not hearken unto  him: and they shall be wanderers among the nations  (Hosea 9;16 17).

In Amos (ch.1.), it is prophesied that the Phillistines (Ashkelon,  Ashdod, Gaza*7, Ekron) and Phoenicians (Tyre) will be punished for betraying an entire exile into the hand of Edom who accompanied Assyria. Both the Phillistines and Phoenicians were sea-farers*8. Tyre is upbraided for not remembering the Covenant of brotherhood which once existed between itself and Israel..

"...For three transgressions of Tyre ...I will not turn away the  punishment thereof: because they delivered up the whole captivity to Edom, and remembered not the covenant of brothers" (Amos 1;9).

The deliverance to EDOM is connected to the transference by sea of a portion of the exiles to the west.

NOTE FROM EDDIE CHUMNEY:

Messianic Judaism teaches that the exiled Northern Kingdom (Ten Lost Tribes) were reunited in the days of the Kings of Israel and are presently a part of the Jewish people today. Obviously, the outstanding Biblical and historical research of Yair Davidy and the beliefs of Orthodox Judaism do NOT agree with this view. In the Talmud in Yebaomot 16b, the Ten Lost Tribes are regarded as being "heathen" and thus "Gentiles" in their present exile.

END OF COMMENT

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