Dr. Claude Mariottini - Professor of Old Testament

This post is a follow-up to a previous post on The Lost Tribe of Manasseh.That post stimulated some interest on the topic of the lost tribes of Israel.I recommend that you read the previous entry before you read the present post. What follows is predicated on what was discussed on the previous post.

It is important to define some of the terms that will be used in this article. An “Israelite” was a citizen of biblical Israel.The Israelites were descendants of Jacob, whose name was changed to Israel.An Israeli is a citizen of the modern state of Israel.The word “Jew” derives from the name Judah.It became the common name for the citizens of the province of Judea.Today, the word “Jew” generally applies to a person who accepts the practices of Judaism.

The concept of the Lost Ten Tribes of Israel is derived from the myth of the empty land.This…

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