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BIBLE FORENSICS...Ten Lost Tribes

HUNT FOR THE

10 LOST TRIBES OF ISRAEL!
PART ONE

A simple and understandable approach to identifying the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel. 

   FOLLOW THE BAAL TRAIL!

Normally, to search for a “lost Israelite,” you would look for someone who observed the Saturday Sabbath, kept God’s commanded Holy Days (Leviticus 23) and food laws, but not in this case.   To find these lost Israelites we must follow the Baal Trail.  Why?  Because in the book of Kings, we see that the Ten Lost Tribes began to worship a sun god named Baal, who is mentioned over 80 times in the Bible.  They did not repent of it, and as punishment, eventually, they were taken into captivity around 700 b.c. and they never returned to their former identity or to the true God.   If we can find out what Baal worship entailed, and where it finally put down roots, we can actually trace these Israelites through their false religion.

The big question is, will God ever reestablish the 10 Lost tribes of Israel?  Yes, they will be restored shortly before the return of Christ.  How do we know?  The Bible says it.  Jesus Christ promised His 12 disciples that each of them would rule one tribe of Israel.   Ever wondered why He chose 12 disciples???  12 disciples to rule the 12 tribes of Israel in His coming Kingdom! 

"YOU WILL SIT ON 12 THRONES JUDGING THE 12 TRIBES OF ISRAEL" 

Matthew 19:28
Christ said, “I tell you the truth, at the renewal of all things, when the Son of Man sits on his glorious throne, you who have followed me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.”  One of the great truths of the Bible that Satan doesn't want you to understand, is that Satan is going to be removed as ruler of the earth and Christ will rule the nations as a literal king at his return.  The eternal Kingdom of God will be set up at that time....not in heaven but here on earth! 

1. Christ will rule the nations at His return.  Bible Proofs.

The book of Daniel says, “I saw in the night visions and behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him. And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed.” Daniel 7:13-14  

Revelation 11:15 also describes the exciting transfer of the governments of this world to God and to Jesus Christ.  "And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and He shall reign for ever and ever."  This is why Revelation (19th chapter) says that Christ will “rule the nations with a rod (scepter) of iron.  He is called KING of Kings and LORD of Lords.  Now will be the beginning of a new era, a restoration if you will.  The saints will rule with Him, including His disciples!

2. The saints will rule with Him.
  

Not only does Revelation 20:6 say that Christ will reign over the earth for a 1000 years, but it indicates that others will rule with him. “They shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.”

3. The twelve disciples were promised that they would each one rule a tribe of Israel at the return of Christ when He restored all things.  

Christ said, “I tell you the truth, at the renewal of all things, when the Son of Man sits on his glorious throne, you who have followed me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.” Matthew 19:28

4. We can extrapolate that the twelve full tribes of Israel must exist on this earth prior to the return of Christ or the rulership of a tribe apiece for the twelve disciples would be impossible!

Since this promise to His disciples of rulership of the 12 tribes has never happened. It is futuristic, to be fulfilled when Christ rules at his return. In a round-a-bout way, this proves that God’s ultimate plan involves the future re-unification of all twelve tribes just prior to His return. This also explains why He chose 12 disciples, one to rule each tribe in His future government. There is a prophecy that states that the House of Judah and the House of Israel (10 tribes) will be rejoined.  Ezekiel 37:19:22 says,

"...Thus says the Lord GOD; Behold, I will take the stick of Joseph, which is in the hand of Ephraim, and the tribes of Israel his fellows, and will put them with him, even with the stick of Judah, and make them one stick, and they shall be one in mine hand. And the sticks whereon thou write shall be in your hand before their eyes. And say unto them, Thus says the Lord GOD, behold, I will take the children of Israel from among the heathen, whither they be gone, and will gather them on every side, and bring them into their own land, and I will make them one nation in the land upon the mountains of Israel; and one king shall be king to them all: and they shall be no more two nations, neither shall they be divided into two kingdoms any more at all." 

USING BIBLE FORENSICS.....

We need to straighten out one misconception.

Most people falsely believe that the tiny modern nation of Israel in the Middle East represents all 12 joined tribes of Israel, but they could not be more mistaken. The Jewish people who make up the nation of Israel in the Middle East are only the remnant of the house of Judah. This House of Judah represents at most, two tribes. (The tribe of Benjamin chose to stay with Judah.) Where are the other 10 tribes now?  God says that He will gather them from among the heathen, and James 1:1 addresses the 12 tribes scattered abroad.  So no, our search will be more involved that just looking in the modern nation of Judah.  These tribes are scattered.  We must search the Bible and history for the clues we need...and there are plenty of them!

In Police forensics, every possible small clue is gathered. They intensely examine the “scene of the crime,” and that is where we will begin in our search for the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel.
  The book of Kings reveals that the twelve tribes of Israel had a civil dispute that split them into two separate assemblies with separate capitals and separate Kings. The House of Israel had it’s capital at Samaria in the north, and the House of Judah had it’s capital at Jerusalem in the south. They had a civil war no different than the one our own country experienced!

The whole division was caused by a spat over “taxation.” Solomon had taxed the people heavily, and when they sought some relief after his death, his young arrogant son Rehoboam recklessly said to the whole assembly of Israel, “My father made your yoke heavy; I will make it even heavier.  My father scourged you with whips; I will scourge you with scorpions." At that point, the ten tribed conglomerate of “the House of Israel” went their separate way from the tribe of Judah. To them, it was “taxation without representation,” and they didn’t need a tea party to see it was time to go... Jeroboam the Ephraimite, was the leader of the 10 tribes.  He now had a startling realization~... the temple was in enemy territory down at Jerusalem.  Jeroboam couldn’t afford this natural pull that might cause his whole 10 tribed group to go back to Rehoboam...so he devised a scheme that would break all ties to Judah and to young king Rehoboam.  This is gigantic.  He changed religions!  This is what caused them to become lost in the worlds eyes, but not in God's.  We now have to follow the Baal trail to find them.


FOLLOW THE BAAL TRAIL! 

Jeroboam proclaims Baal worship as the new official religion of the ten tribes.  Pay attention to this fact, because forensically, this is a big clue that leads to their identity.

Megaliths to Baal in Israel   Megaliths to Baal found in Israel.

 

Jeroboam knew that if the ten tribes went back down to Jerusalem to the temple as usual, this might cause them to become nostalgic and change their minds about what they had just done and go back to King Rehoboam. To steer clear of this possibility, he made the decision to break the Covenant that God originally made with Israel at Sinai and he set up a new kind of worship for Israel....Baal worship

The “new” religion was sun worship. That is why the winter solstice that fell on December 25th was so important to them.
(“Sol-stice means “sun stop)  It represented the annual death and the re-birth of the sun god Baal.” This made December 25th a very important day for all sun worshippers! Even to this day, all Satan worshippers and pagans amazingly still devoutly observe these ancient sun worship rituals at Yuletide.  A quote from one of their websites says, “Yule (December 25th) marks the Death and Rebirth of the Sun-God.”  Side by side with "Christians," they faithfully note this day.  One group claiming to worship Satan by doing it and the other claiming to worship God.  What is wrong with that picture?  

Eventually these beloved pagan rituals which had been kept for thousands of years before Christ were “Christianized” over a long period of time.  But, the early true Church of God never kept December 25th as Christ's birthday.  Read the article Good Old Time Religion later for more information on that subject...

MODERN AND ANCIENT BAAL WORSHIP IS SUN WORSHIP!

The truth is that December 25th was about "the birth of the sun god" long before the birth of the son.... Eventually all aspects of ancient sun worship were fully amalgamated into the Catholic church around 400 years after the death of Christ.  They became full fledged Nicolaitan's. (Revelation 2:6, 15)  If you don’t think Christianity has been infiltrated by sun worship, look at the “monstrance” held up by the Pope during Catholic mass. It is nothing else but a large sun image with rays going out from it. The images of all of their saints have sun halos about their heads. The image of the sun around the head is absolutely everywhere in the Vatican and St. Peter’s Basilica, not to mention every image or statue in all Catholic and Orthodox churches.

"The pagan sun halo (also called a nimbus) has been around since the time of the Greeks and Romans, and was incorporated into "Christian" art sometime in the fourth century AD."

Sun around head      Nimbus around head

The ancient sun worshippers also observed the equinoxes which were days wherein the light of the sun was equally divided between night and day.  The ritual sun-rise service held at the crack of dawn is the exact point where night is equally divided with day on the spring equinox.  EASTER OR OSTARA is a special holiday to both Satan worshippers and "Christians." 

Baal (sun) worshippers observed this equinox holiday.  This holiday we call Easter is named for Ashtor(eth,) wife of Baal, (also called Ostara, Ishtar, Oestre) Her fertility symbols were eggs and bunny rabbits. Most who observe this so called Christian holiday are completely unaware that Easter is the actual name of the fertility goddess who was the "wife of Baal"!   Oestre, the Teutonic name for this same fertility goddess is where we get the word “estrogen” from.  It means "east" which is the direction they face at their Easter sunrise service.
                                    Pagan Sun Wheel

Most do not realize that these “Christian” holidays are all still practiced faithfully by Satan worshippers and pagans!  Have you ever wondered why Halloween, Christmas, Ground Hog Day, Easter and May Day, are all so evenly spaced apart? They are segmented like a perfectly cut pie into 8 slices. The reason is that the wheel of the SUN calendar was divided into eight equal segments and it is still used by all modern pagans and Satan worshippers. This pagan sun calendar is even observable in the courtyard of the Vatican. 
 

Sun Worship IS STILL ALIVE       Baal worship has never been abandoned! 
It is alive and well. If you want to find the lost Ten Tribes, look for Baal...and look for Easter his wife.  Baal was the god of these lost Israelites when they left "the fold" over 2000 years ago...

 Courtyard at the Vatican
Criminal profilers look for patterns and the biggest forensic clue in our case is that Baal worship had been a pattern in ancient Israel all along. They simply adored this religion. It was fun for the kids then just as now.  This long beloved but false religion allows us to easily trace these lost Israelites.

By simply following the trajectory of the worship of Baal to the present day, we will find the lost Israelites without fail. They weren’t going to be abandoning their ~beloved Baal~ and all those fun loving holidays that the children loved so well.

Israel’s bizarre obsession with Baal is seen early on!  In Exodus 32:4 in the incident where Aaron set up “the calf” while Moses was on the mountain, we see the beginnings. “...After he had made it a molten calf: and they said, These be thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.”

Hundreds of years later, Baal worship had reared it’s ugly head up again. Jeroboam used it to break the ten tribes away from Judah. The Bible teaches that Jeroboam set up two calf images, one in Bethel and one in Dan. No longer would the ten tribes even need to go down to Jerusalem to the temple.
                                                  Baal Worship in Israel
Speaking of Jeroboam, 1 Kings 12:28 says, “Whereupon the king took counsel, and made two calves of gold, and said unto them, It is too much for you to go up to Jerusalem: behold thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.” If there were any doubt about the direction Jeroboam took Israel, this clears it up. “They forsook all the commands of the LORD their God and made for themselves two idols cast in the shape of calves and they worshiped Baal.” 2 Kings 17:16

Go back and look at the photo of the calf above. Did you note the serpent in front of the sun disk between the calf's horns? Israel had chosen the serpent and his religion yet once again over the true God and His religion. They obviously liked Satan’s version of religion over what God offered. It was more “fun.” The ten tribes, in choosing the serpent, made the very same mistake that Adam and Eve had previously made in the Garden of Eden. They backslid over and over. It was always to Baal. One would have to be blind, deaf and dumb not to understand the significance of the Baal problem in Israel... Especially since the books of I and II Kings mention Baal or Baalim over 36 times.

God certainly did not ignore this abandonment of His religion by the ten tribes. The eventual punishment for this inexcusable insubordination was that the ten tribed House of Israel went into captivity around 722 B.C. and to this day, they have never returned. They were lost to the world, but thankfully, not to God...He left us many, many clues as to their modern whereabouts.

Some theologians say that when Israel was taken into captivity, they all just wandered on down to Judah to live there with them----But that doesn’t square with the Bible or with historians of the ancient world.  Josephus the historian who lived around the time of Christ states:
"the ten tribes are beyond Euphrates till now, and are an immense multitude, and not to be estimated by number" (Antiquities Book XI, Chapter V, Section 2).
 

CLUES...an ancient historian reveals the whereabouts...

If you’ll examine the map below, you’ll see that history points to the fact that they went north, which was above the Euphrates, not back south to Judah. The people of Christ’s time knew where the lost tribes were located. They were not “forever lost” at all. The brother of Christ who wrote the book of James addressed it to the “12 tribes scattered abroad.”  He wouldn’t have written that they were “scattered abroad” if they were all right there in Judah. Scholars apparently like to use guess work rather than history or the Bible!
                                      
It is by no coincidence that a only a hundred years after Israel had been taken captive into the Black Sea and Caspian Sea area that the Celts, worshipping a god named Baal, migrated into Europe from this very same locale, and moved west up into Europe.   ROUTE THAT ISRAEL TOOK IN CAPTIVITY
 
The trip into Europe was not impossible for these Lost Israelites as some like to think, because only a little over 700 years later, people from the Middle East commonly traveled into Europe.  The apostle Paul himself traveled from the Holy Land to Rome.  And the Romans had conquered much of the world...including the nation of Judah...so, it is no stretch of the imagination that these lost Israelites themselves could have easily traveled into Europe. 

The Celts and Anglo-Saxons (Saxons = (I)saacs sons) were Israelites who migrated into Europe!

It is not possible that these 10 lost tribes could have just disappeared, nor that they went back to Judah. There were literally millions of these Israelites who were taken into captivity according to McClintock & Strong’s Encyclopedia!  They say, "the numbers (of fighting men) are stated at 1,100,000 (Israel) and 470,000 (Judah) respectively... According to the general laws observable in such cases, these numbers may be said to represent an aggregate population of from five and a half to six millions...it may be safely reckoned that the population subject to each king was about four times the number of the fighting men in his dominions.”

This means that the 10 tribes had at least four to six million people when they were taken into captivity in 722 b.c.  

Looking at the previous map, we see that as Josephus said, the ten tribes were taken “beyond the Euphrates river” which is directly north of Israel in the Black Sea and Caspian Sea areas. By no accident, this is the same areas that that the Celts seemed to mysteriously appear in around the same time. Historical sources say that “The Saxons and Celts trace their origin to the area between the Black and Caspian Seas.”

AND---Archaeologists by no coincidence, have found Israelite graves in this very area! Ask yourself this question... How could Israelite gravestones be located in the same area associated with the origin of the Celts???  Bible forensics tell us that we are on to something.

The following quote is from Transactions of the Society of Biblical Archaeology, volume 2, in which it describes one of the Israelitish gravestones found in the Black Sea area where the Celts originally came from!  It says,

“This is the tombstone of Buki, the son of Izchak the priest, may his rest be in Eden at the time of the salvation of Israel, In the year 702 of the years of our exile.”

This gravestone was engraved only 20 years after Israel went into captivity. It may seem strange that 702 B.C. is 20 years later than 722 B.C., but we have to remember that B.C. years are counted backwards toward the year 0.  Is there any other corroborating forensic evidence that shows historical connections between ancient Israel and the modern Celts who came to inhabit most of Europe? 

Yes, the iron age began somewhere around the year 1200 B.C. in Israel, and in 722 B.C when they were taken into captivity they took this technology with them as they headed north toward the Black and Caspian Sea areas.  A hundred years later, around 600 B.C., historians say that from this same area, the "Celts" migrated into Europe and brought the Iron Age with them. 


YES!  THE MOST FASCINATING EVIDENCE IS IN PART TWO, IF YOU ARE READY, WE WILL GO THERE NOW!  PART TWO: THE HUNT FOR LOST ISRAEL

 

 

ABRAHAM...father of many nations

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