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The lost tribes of Israel ?
« on: April 19, 2018, 08:41:05 PM »
who, what and where are they and are they still lost? - wincam


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Offline francis drake

Re: The lost tribes of Israel ?
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2018, 06:08:53 PM »
who, what and where are they and are they still lost? - wincam
A brief answer from memory.-
After the death of Solomon, the kingdom was divided by civil war into the Northern kingdom, ten tribes ruled by Jeroboam, and the Southern kingdom of Judah and Benjamin with a portion of the Levites, ruled by Rehoboam.

From the split onwards, the scriptures tend to refer to the Northern kingdom as Israel or Ephraim, and the Southern kingdom as Judah.

Jeroboam was concerned that his citizens would always go to the Temple at Jerusalem to worship and sacrifice. So to alleviate that, he erected two golden calves, one in Samaria and the other in Bethel, saying these are your gods, do not go to Jerusalem to worship.

This was the beginning of the Northern kingdom's apostasy which ultimately led to their defeat in battle by Assyria and exile to the Euphrates area.
Disturb us Lord, when we are too pleased with ourselves. When our dreams have come true because we dreamed too little. When we arrived safely because we sailed too close to the shore. Disturb us Lord, to dare more boldly. To venture on wider seas. Where storms will show your mastery; Where, losing sight of land, we shall find the stars. We ask you to push back the horizons of our hopes; And to push into the future, in strength, courage, hope and love.                     (SIR FRANCIS DRAKE 1577)