The enemies of Yahweh and His people like to claim that the ancient dispersed Israelites — those who broke away after the Exodus plus the millions deported by the Assyrians and then the Babylonians — just disappeared and are lost to history. Vanished without a trace. And they say this with a straight face. Or they conjecture fabulous tales such as that the Lost Tribes jumped onto boats and sailed for the Americans, intermixed with the natives, and faded away. Or that they scuttled south to Subsaharan Africa or trekked east to the Himalayas and Asiatic nations where they intermarried and lost their Israelite identity.
Anything and everything except that the Israelites went west and became the Europeans, most certainly did not fade away and are, in fact, with us today as the white race. No, the enemies of Christ can’t have that. In fact, they shriek and howl that any mention that the Israelites became the white Europeans is “whitewashing” history, is hate speech, and is vile racism. These same forces seek to legally punish and silence those who insist on views that do not fit their agenda.
But what is the truth? Did the descendants of Jacob become high-yellow negroes in the African jungles? Or interbreed with brown Indians in the Americas? Or blend themselves with the Asiatic hordes? And if they did do these things, what then became of Yahweh’s promises that Abraham would be the father of many nations? That kings would come of him? That through his white Israelite descendants, the whole (Adamic) earth would be blessed? Was God so powerless that the Israelites just slipped through His fingers like sand and disappeared, the whiteness of their race mixed out of existence and lost forever? His promises made null and void?
But that’s what the enemies of God say happened. In addition, they want us to believe that the rag-tag group of Edomites left in Judah in 70 AD are the true Israelites and not cursed Canaanite wandering merchants. That’s just another lie to cover over the falsehood that the dispersed Israelites disappeared. These lies have so successfully permeated our culture and churches that it can be difficult to open our minds to a different version of history. But when we do, we see that these absurdities do not hold up to objective scrutiny. To find the truth, we need to search the Scriptures. Does the Bible tell us that the dispersed Israelites disappeared from history? Or does it do just the opposite? Does it tell us where they went geographically and where we might find them today? In order to discover the truth, we’re going to examine what the Bible says and how secular historians support the Scriptural accounts.
The short answer is that the Bible does indeed paint a clear picture that Europe would be the Israelites’ new home. Scripture says that the Israelites would migrate to the north and to the west, which points us towards the direction of Europe. Whilst the Bible does not explicitly say, “Then the Israelites went to Europe” (in fact, Europe was not even called Europe in the days of the prophets and the deportations), it does essentially say this. It gives us this information when we study the prophets and match their accounts with ancient historical and geographical records. One prophet, Jeremiah, even addressed the deported Israelites who were already living in the lands that would become Europe.
In previous Proofs, we’ve shown that ancient Greek and Roman histories tell us about the migrations of the Israelites into Europe. To briefly recap, these histories recount the early Danaans’ migrations into Greece soon after the Exodus from Egypt. Their arrival in Greece was later followed by the Dorian invasions and conquests of Greece. Centuries later, the Trojans also settled in Greece and later became the Romans. From the coasts of Israel, the Phoenicians colonized much of Europe. The Cimmerians, the Saca, and the Scythians all originated from the deported Israelites and migrated to Europe. The Gallic and Germanic tribes emerged from these migrating Israelites. Although the names of the Israelites changed over time, the people remained the same. History clearly shows us that the Israelites ended up in Europe.
In addition, in earlier Proofs, we’ve shown that the Bible states that the Israelites would be dispersed from the lands of Canaan as chastisement for their sins. But Yahweh never forsakes His people. He promised that at a later time to come down as a man to redeem them and that His apostles would preach His Gospel to the lost sheep of the house of Israel (who were scattered across the lands of Europe). This mission would result in the regathering of Yahweh’s people into one people, the white Christian Europeans or Christendom.
With that in mind, let’s take a closer look at what Yahweh’s prophets said.
When King David ruled over the Kingdom of Israel, Yahweh promised him that one day the children of Israel would have a new homeland far away from the accursed Caananites. The lands of Canaan were never meant to be the permanent home of Israel. In fact, Canaan was far too small for the multitudes that the descendants of Israel would become. Let us remember that the whole earth is the Lord’s (Ps. 24:1) and Yahweh can settle His people wherever He chooses.
The prophet Nathan was standing in Jerusalem as he spoke this prophecy to David regarding the Israelite’s destiny. “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; neither shall the children of wickedness afflict them any more, as beforetime” 2 Samuel 7:10 KJV.
Palestine never was “a place of their own” because the Israelites never fully drove out the Canaanites. As a result, they shared the land with these accursed people and were corrupted by them away from Yahweh’s laws. To have a place of their own, the Israelites would need to find a land uninhabited or not assigned by Yahweh to any other Adamic nation. In Genesis 10, we learn that the land was divided amongst the Adamic nations (we’ll cover these assignments in a later Proof). But for now, it’s important to note that most of Europe was not assigned to any Genesis 10 nation. It would seem that Yahweh had reserved this region in order to assign it to the Israelites later.
We see the division of lands in Deuteronomy. “When the most High divided to the nations their inheritance, when he separated the sons of Adam, he set the bounds of the people according to the number of the children of Israel” Deut. 32:8 KJV. This is referring back to the time after Noah and his family left the ark. Yahweh then divided the lands amongst Noah’s sons and their descendants. In other words, He divided the lands among the children of Israel who were alive at that time and those who were yet to come.
How were the lands divided? In Genesis 10, we’re given a list of the Adamic nations that descended from Noah. It doesn’t explicitly tell us where they ended up, but we can work that out by correlating history with the names given. We covered this more fully in Proof 8, but here’s a quick summary. Generally, Shem’s descendants built nations in the Middle East. Japheth’s descendants spread out to the west, east, and north. Ham’s descendants went southward. You’ll notice that large swathes of Europe were left unassigned. That was for a reason. As we go through the prophets, it will become clear Europe was the true home Yahweh planned for the Israelites.
As for the lands of Canaan, we were just passing through.
We should begin with the timeline and background of Jeremiah’s ministry, which likely began around 627 BC. He preached in Jerusalem to the kings of Judah a hundred years or so after the Assyrians had crushed the Northern Kingdom in 722 BC and taken millions of Israelites into captivity. Around 701 BC, the Assyrians also invaded the Southern Kingdom and deported large swathes of Israelites. Members of all twelve tribes were deported by the Assyrians, not just the ten tribes. It’s a common mistake to think that Judah and Benjamin were not in the Assyrian deportations. Some of Benjamin and Judah were deported, yes, but many remained in and around the undefeated Jerusalem. Since Jerusalem was the capital city, it could have had millions of inhabitants. After the invasions, Jerusalem began to repopulate and revive the Southern Kingdom of Judah. It was to these people that Jeremiah preached repentance.
However, Yahweh had not forgotten the Israelites who had already been dispersed by the Assyrians. Jeremiah speaks to them in several prophecies. These prophecies show that the deported Israelites had gone north and west and were on their way into Europe.
The Assyrian Empire had collapsed by 612 BC. Its capital, Nineveh, was destroyed by a confederation of numerous tribes and provinces formerly under Assyrian control. Jeremiah warned the kings of Judah to repent or face deportation, yet — ironically, perhaps — shortly after his pronouncements, Assyria got wiped off the map. No doubt the Judeans assumed their deportation would have come through the Assyrians. Perhaps they were lulled into thinking that they were safe from deportation now that Assyria was now gone and out of the picture. If so, this was a false sense of security. We know from history that Judah was later conquered and deported by Babylon. Babylon rose up after Assyria and claimed much of the former Assyrian Empire’s territory for itself, becoming the Babylonian Empire. The Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar set his eyes on Jerusalem.
We’ll pass over most of Jeremiah’s prophecies and address them in a later Proof. Here we’ll focus specifically on his prophecies that prove Israelites were migrating northward. In Jeremiah Chapter 3, Jeremiah was told to look to the north and make pronunciations. He wasn’t told to look to the south, the east, or the west. He was to speak to the Israelites in the north. In these pronouncements, Yahweh said He was chastising the deported Israelites in the north, but He also beckoned them to return to His commandments, promising that He would not be angry forever. These words were directed to the Cimmerians/Scythians, the Israelites who migrated north out of Assyria. “Go and proclaim these words toward the north, and say, ‘Return, thou backsliding Israel,’ saith the Lord, ‘and I will not cause mine anger to fall upon you: for I am merciful,’ saith the Lord, ‘and I will not keep anger forever’” Jeremiah 3:12 KJV.
Then in verse 18, Jeremiah prophesied that Yahweh would bring the houses of Israel and Judah, the two separate kingdoms, back together. They would once again become one people. Yahweh spoke of them being located in “the land of the north.” Furthermore, He refers to a land given as an inheritance to their forefathers, a land that obviously was not Palestine. “In those days the house of Judah shall walk with the house of Israel, and they shall come together out of the land of the north to the land that I have given for an inheritance unto your fathers” Jeremiah 3:18 KJV.
It’s important to note the timing here. This prophecy was given before the Babylon invasions and the captivity of Jerusalem. Yet even at this early date, we see that this land in the north was the intended inheritance that Yahweh had given to the ancestors of the Israelites. In other words, land to the north (Europe) was always the plan of Yahweh for His people.
But that’s not all. In Chapter 31, Jeremiah prophesied that Yahweh would gather the Israelites from the north AND from the coasts of the earth together under Christ. Be sure to note that “earth” does not mean what we moderns imagine it to mean; it is not the entire world. It merely means lands. Here Yahweh is referring to the coastlands of Europe where earlier migrations of Israelites had settled. He promised to merge those Israelites of the coastlands with the Israelites who migrated north after the Assyrian invasions. “Behold, I will bring them from the north country, and gather them from the coasts of the earth, and with them the blind and the lame, the woman with child and her that travaileth with child together: a great company shall return thither” Jeremiah 31:8 KJV.
This promise is reaffirmed a few verses later when Yahweh declares to the isles far off that He will gather scattered Israel together. Which isles (can be translated coastlands) is He addressing? They must be the coastlands of the Mediterranean and Europe. “Hear the word of the Lord, O ye nations, and declare it in the isles afar off, and say, ‘He that scattered Israel will gather him, and keep him, as a shepherd doth his flock’” Jeremiah 31:10 KJV.
We can historically trace the fulfillment of this prophecy. Earlier waves of migrating Israelites had built the Greek and Roman civilizations. Christ’s apostles brought the Gospel to them. Later the Germanic tribes which originated in the Assyrian deportations invaded and gradually conquered the Roman Empire. They also accepted Christianity. Thus the prophecy was fulfilled. The two houses were reunited as Christian Europeans. Yahweh merged the lost sheep of the house of Israel under himself as Christ. All the Israelites, all twelve tribes in Europe, were united again under Christianity.
Isaiah’s ministry started around 729 BC, so he lived over one hundred years before Jeremiah. He was also a prophet in Jerusalem. Isaiah spoke to two different groups of Israelites: Chapters 1-40 focused on the Kingdom of Israel and the impending Assyrian invasion and Chapters 41-66 addressed the already scattered Israelites (who had spread abroad even before any deportations). Isaiah warned about the impending Assyrian invasions if the remaining Israelites didn’t repent. He also spoke about coastlands in the west, which can only be the European coastlands. By delivering the pronouncements of Yahweh to the Israelites living in the coastlands, Isaiah proves that God’s people were never confined to one geographical area. Ever since the Exodus and even before that, they’d been spreading far and wide and toward Europe.
In Chapter 11, Isaiah declares that Yahweh would gather the Israelites from all the places they had passed through, and He would regather them together as one people. Obviously, this is referring to Yahweh coming down as Christ and sending his Gospel to the dispersed Israelites. “And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant of his people which shall be left, from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea” Isaiah 11:11 KJV.
Who exactly is being addressed here? It wasn’t the people living in those locations at that time. Isaiah was addressing the remnant of God’s people who had already left those places. They had passed through all the places named but would eventually end up in the land Yahweh had designated for them. Passing through Egypt and through Assyria refers to the Israelites who had been in captivity. The actual locations of Pathros (Upper Egypt), Elam (Persia), Shinar (Babylon’s more ancient name), and Hamath (Northern Syria) were places where Israelites had lived. Yahweh declared that their new promised home would be to the west, which is in Europe. “But they shall fly upon the shoulders of the ships of the other tribes [Philistines] toward the west; they shall spoil them of the east together: they shall lay their hand upon Edom and Moab; and the children of Ammon shall obey them” Isaiah 11:14 KJV.
These Israelites were to end up in the west. That was their prophetic destiny. In some translations, “shoulders” is “ships.” The Philistines just mean other tribes. Then they “spoil the east.” What does that mean? History tells us. In time, Greece and Rome — both founded by dispersed Israelites — did rise up in military might and conquered many territories in the east. So the Israelites did “spoil the east.” Regardless, the Israelites weren’t destined to live in the south or east. They were always destined to go north and west into Europe.
Later in Isaiah Chapter 41, Yahweh speaks to the dispersed Israelites living in the coastlands. First, He tells the Israelites to renew their strength. As dispersed people without a motherland, the migrating Israelites would indeed need to renew their strength. That would happen over the next few centuries as the Israelites grew strong and became the center of the civilized world in Greece and Rome. So Yahweh certainly did strengthen them. “Keep silence before me, O islands [coastlands]; and let the people renew their strength: let them come near; then let them speak: let us come near together to judgment” Isaiah 41:1. Then the prophecy declares that Christ, “the righteous man,” would be raised up in lands to the east of these coastlands. Palestine is to the east of Europe. “ Who raised up the righteous man from the east, called him to his foot, gave the nations before him, and made him rule over kings? He gave them as the dust to his sword, and as driven stubble to his bow” Isaiah 41:2.
Ancient historical records affirm that the dispersed Israelites did indeed live in these coastlands. The Scythians populated the coastlands all around the Black Sea and Crimea after the Assyrian deportations. Other early migrations of the Israelites centered around the Aegean Sea and coasts of Medditerean.
Hosea is one of the shorter minor prophets but he makes several definitive prophecies about where the Israelites would end up. He made it clear the Israelites were to the west, in Europe. In Chapter 11, Hosea prophesied that when Christ came, the Israelites would obey Yahweh’s commandments. Christ would roar like a lion, and the children would tremble from the west. This can only be talking about the dispersed Israelites in Europe who heard Christ’s gospel and once again came to fear Yahweh as their ancestors had done and to keep His commandments. They were the lost sheep of the house of Israel returning to the Shepherd’s fold. From the perspective of Hosea, the west would be Europe. “They shall walk after the Lord: he shall roar like a lion: when he shall roar, then the children shall tremble from the west” Hosea 11:10 KJV.
Hosea mentions Egypt and Assyria, which are allegories for the enslavement and deportations of the Israelites. So these people in the west went through either one or both of the captivities, so it’s clear they must be the Israelites. No other people went through these captivities. Yahweh promised to place the enslaved and deported in their own houses, meaning the chosen lands for the Israelites within Europe. “They shall tremble as a bird out of Egypt, and as a dove out of the land of Assyria: and I will place them in their houses…” Hosea 11:11 KJV. Yahweh included all the Israelites, those who had left the main body of Israelites around the Exodus period, and those dispersed in the Assyrian deportations. Yahweh did not forget any of them.
We’ve shown three prophets making it clear that Europe was the destination of the Israelites. Now let’s have a look at the Apocrypha, specifically 2nd Esdras. Esdras is a complicated book, but it’s arguably the book that’s clearest about the Israelites going to Europe. Esdras is actually a compilation of several books attributed to the prophet Esdras (also spelled Ezras). Different Bible translators and denominations have split up these books in different ways, some into four separate books of Esdras, some even up to six. Here we’ll be focusing on the 2nd Esdras, as it is called in the KJV. The book numbering may add a layer of confusion depending on which Bible version you use. The 2nd book of Esdras could be called 3rd, 4th, 5th, or even 6th Esdras in the various versions.
Originally, 2nd Esdras was included in the Bible throughout numerous medieval translations (11th-16th century). The King James Version came out in the early 17th century and “trimmed” Esdras, cutting it down to just one book (1st Esdras). In some translations, the 2nd Esdras which the KJV removed is called the 3rd or 4th Esdras. In this 2nd Esdras, an important account is given of the Israelites migrating to a new land called Arsareth.
“And whereas thou sawest that he gathered another peaceable multitude unto him; those are the ten tribes, which were carried away prisoners out of their own land in the time of Osea the king, whom Salmanasar the king of Assyria led away captive, and he carried them over the waters, and so came they into another land. But they took this counsel amongst themselves, that they would leave the multitude of the heathen, and go forth into a farther country, where never mankind dwelt, that they might there keep their statutes, which they never kept in their own land. And they entered the Euphrates by the narrow passages of the river. For the most High then shown signs for them, and held still the flood, till they were passed over. For through that country there was a great way to go, namely, of a year and a half: and the same region is called Arsareth” 2 Esdras 13:39-45.
Where is this region called Arsareth? On the plains of Hungary, there is a river called Sareth which flows from the Ukraine, through Romania, and into the Danube River, very close to the Danube Delta and the Black Sea. The River Sareth still bears that name to this day (the Siret in Romanian, Szeret in Hungarian, Серет in Ukrainian). You’ll notice on the map that the River Sareth is next to a huge mountain range to the left. As we’ve mentioned before, Ar in Hebrew means “high-point, mountain, hill-top.” So the two words combined together “Ar-sareth” are likely referring to the mountain range by the River Sareth in modern Romania.
The river is named Siret, but in German it is still named the Sareth.
Ancient historical records recount that the first place the Cimmerians arrived in Europe, after going over the Caucasus Mountains, was the planes of Hungary. Once again we see that the historical accounts and biblical records match up. A portion of the dispersed Israelites did travel this route into Europe.
Furthermore, Esdras’ account stated that the Israelites were migrating to an uninhabited place, where “no human beings had lived.” Esdras would have written around 458 BC and we can compare his words to what Herodotus the historian wrote around 450 BC. Herodotus stated that north of the Daube was uninhabited at his time due to the severe cold in the winters (Arsareth/Hungary were north of the Danube). However, Herodotus did say that one tribe of people did live there, a recent colony from the cities of the Medes. Medes had been one of the primary locations the Israelites were deported to by the Assyrians, so this colony was likely Israelites. Other historians also noted that north of the Danube was far too cold in the winters. Interestingly, there seems to have been a general warming period from then on. It’s almost as if Yahweh was keeping these lands in reserve for his people, the Israelites.
The Israelites had been deported across the Assyrian Empire, including the city of the Medes. Eventually, the Israelites overcame the Medes, and then in alliance with the Babylonians and Medes destroyed Nineveh, the capital city of Assyria, thus bringing down the Assyrian Empire. This is when some Israelites (called Cimmerians and Scythians) migrated west to Lydia and then into Greece, whilst others traveled over the Caucasus mountains to Arsareth. With wave after wave of migrating Israelites behind them, these people needed to keep moving because if they stayed in the Arserot area, there wouldn’t be enough land for everyone. So many moved into what would become Poland and Germany.
For our purposes, it’s significant that along the route from the Caucasus mountains to Hungary lie southern Ukraine and most notably the Crimea. The name Crimea originated from Cimmerians, who were called Cimmeria. Historians identify the Crimea as an early “Greco-Scythian” state, again showing that the Cimmerians and Scythians were the same people. It was an independent kingdom from around 500-100 BC. But later it was conquered by the Romans and incorporated into the Roman Empire. The area was renamed the Kingdom of the Cimmerian Bosporus (Βασίλειον τοῦ Κιμμερικοῦ Βοσπόρου). This shows the Cimmerians did indeed travel along this route.
We can easily see why the 2nd Esdras was removed from the “official” Bible. Any white person reading this material would quickly realize that the Israelites really did migrate into Europe. It’s obvious. This is not whitewashed history. It’s not hate speech or vile racism. It’s not a fairy tale. This is the account — the history — of what actually happened. History clearly matches up with the prophecies we’ve covered that the Israelites would be heading to the north and to the west, which is of course Europe.
So there you go. This is what the Bible and history tell us. We can know with all certainty that the Israelites became the white Christian Europeans. They did not go to Africa, the Himalayas, or the Americas. When confronted with the lie that the ancient Israelites disappeared from history, keep in mind that if we can show that both the Bible and history line up with the same narrative — that the Israelites went to Europe — then we have stopped the mouths of our critics. They will always try to deny and erase white history, but we will show that in doing so, they are denying the Bible as well. The Bible does not lie, but the enemies of God do. Do not let His enemies steal our history from you. The Israelites went to Europe and became Europeans and we, their descendants, are the true Israelites.