There have been many thousands of Mesopotamian inscriptions which have been discovered since the expansion of the British Empire helped to open the Near East to European archaeologists in the 19th century. While not all of them have even yet been deciphered, translations of thousands of such inscriptions have been made, and many volumes of those translations have been published. One significant publication is the Ancient Near Eastern Texts Relating to the Old Testament (ANET), edited by James B. Pritchard and published by Princeton University Press.
The Lost Tribes of Israel
The earliest Greek writers describe the Hellenes (Greeks) as four distinct tribes, each with their own Greek dialects and subdialects: the Ionians, Aeolians, Danaans, and Dorians. Later Greek tribes came from these four. The Ionians were Javan, from Japheth, whilst the other three were Israelites. Most likely, the Aeolians came from the Israelite Phoenicians (which we’ll cover in the next Proof).
Diodorus Siculus, the first-century BC Greek historian, gave an account of the Hebrew Exodus from Egypt but from the Egyptian point of view: “The aliens [Israelites] were driven from the country [Egypt], and the most outstanding and active among them banded together and, as some say, were cast ashore in Greece and certain other regions; their leaders were notable men, chief among them being Danaus and Cadmus. But the greater number were driven into what is now called Judaea…The colony was headed by a man called Moses, outstanding both for his wisdom and for his courage” (Diodorus Siculus, Library of History, 40.3.1-3).
Of all the Apostles, Paul was personally chosen by Christ to spread the gospel to the dispersed children of Israel in Europe. Paul’s mission was revealed in Acts Chapter 9: “But the Prince said to him ‘Go! For he is a vessel chosen by Me who is to bear My Name before both the Nations and kings of the sons of Israel….’” Acts 9:15 CNT. This verse is often mistranslated as “the Gentiles and Kings, and the children of Israel” as though Paul were being sent to three separate groups (we’ll cover more about mistranslations in a later Proof). Once the translation is corrected, we see that Paul was sent to the nations and kings OF the sons of Israel. In other words, he was sent to the dispersed Israelites.
Paul wrote eight general or universal epistles and four epistles to various individuals. These general epistles are addressed to the Romans, Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, Thessalonians, and Hebrews. All of these peoples — except for the Hebrews — were located in Italy, Greece, and Asia Minor. It’s clear that Paul was only interested in spreading the gospel to the European people because that’s where he believed the dispersed Israelites were.
We Europeans are everywhere, we are on every continent and in every corner of the world. Of course we’re mostly in Europe, the British Isles, North America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Russia. Wherever we’ve gone, we have thrived and built Christian civilizations based on Yahweh’s laws. However we were not always spread across the world, at one time we were within the bounds of Europe. And at one time we went by different names, our tribal names, Saxons, Angles, Franks, Danes, Jutes etc. The question is if we come from the Germanic Tribes, then where the Germanic tribes come from?
Now on the other hand most people these days have at least a basic vague outline of the story within the Bible. How Yahweh made a covenant with Abraham (2000 BC), later Yahweh led them out of Egypt under Moses, how the Israelites invaded the land of Canaan, but eventually were deported by the Assyrians (722 BC). From here on all trace of the Israelites fades in history. So when we put one and one together, we have Europeans originating from the Middle East and the Israelites disappearing in the Middle East. Could there be a connection?
Yahweh promised that the Israelites would become a mighty seafaring nation, in addition to being farmers and shepherds. This is perhaps the least known promise to Israel. Perhaps that’s because the Bible focuses almost exclusively on the Israelites who remained in the land of Canaan and were an agricultural kingdom. Nevertheless, Scripture does make some references to the Israelites who left and became great maritime seafarers. We also have proof of these migrations in historical records. These Israelites became explorers and used their ships to colonize islands and coastlands and ultimately ended up ruling all the seas and controlling all seaports and harbors worldwide. They set up trade and colonies all over the world and especially in Europe.
Many people these days wonder what Yahshua (or Jesus) looked like. In fact, His appearance and race are becoming hotly debated topics these days. But it should be a straightforward answer. So what did Jesus look like? This question really shouldn’t be controversial at all. The answer is straightforward and logical.
Many of our modern English words as well as words in other European languages originate from the ancient Hebrew language our ancestors spoke thousands of years ago. Since we are the same people this is exactly what one would expect. This is yet another fact that is deliberately ignored in today’s world. Therefore many of our words’ meanings and origins would be better understood if we examined the ancient Hebrew word sources to see how the word was formed and the original intended meaning. One such example is the Hebrew word Arab. The word Arab is a Hebrew word and originates from the Hebrew language. Most people have no idea of this origin, nor do they know that the meaning of the word as a verb is “to become evening” or “to grow dark”, but also as a verb “to combine” or “to mix”, therefore when referring to people it kept that original meaning. So let’s explain how this came about.
In today’s world, it’s generally assumed as fact that the populations of the Middle East and North Africa have always been what they are now. In other words, that the people living in these areas have always looked like they do today. For example, the Egyptians have always looked like the current population of Egyptians throughout all time. For the most part, this continuity of peoples is assumed and taught regarding all places in the world. It’s taken for granted that the demographics of nations and places have never radically changed and that the DNA of the current populations is the same as those who founded those nations. However, this is a complete lie and an absurdity.
Let’s examine why. Firstly, as we’ve shown in earlier Proofs, it’s easily demonstrated that long ago the European people migrated out of the Middle East and moved into Europe en masse. This is a historical fact, although it’s usually buried and hidden. Clearly, if the Europeans originated in the Middle East, then logically at one point the demographics of the Middle East were different than they are today. America is another example. People tend to assume that the United States was always a mixed-raced nation, as it is today. But it wasn’t. Originally, America was a country of white Europeans, founded for white Europeans and their progeny. But that is conveniently forgotten now. Or if it is recalled, it is derided and condemned.
When Yahweh made His covenant with Abraham, He promised an eternal unconditional covenant with Abraham’s descendants (the Israelites). Whilst some of God’s future promises to the children of Israel had conditions, this initial covenant had none. That meant that Yahweh would have to fulfill His promises no matter what!
The promises to Abraham were passed down through Isaac and then Jacob/Israel to Jacob’s twelve sons who became the twelve tribes of Israel. All the promises to the three patriarchs were destined to be fulfilled in these twelves tribes. Everything in the covenants was about them. Furthermore, any additional blessings upon the twelve tribes would only supplement the pre-existing covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
Out of all the Apostles, Paul was personally chosen by Christ and given a special mission, which was to spread the Gospel to the dispersed children of Israel in Europe. This is revealed in Acts chapter 9, where Christ commands Hananias to find Paul and states the true purpose of Paul’s mission. Which is to bear Christs name before the Nations and kings of the sons of Israel.
“But the Prince said to him “Go! For he is a vessel chosen by Me who is to bear My Name before both the Nations and kings of the sons of Israel” Acts 9:15.
This verse is often mistranslated as “the Gentiles and Kings, and the children of Israel” as though Paul was going to three separate groups of people. But once the true translation is accurately understood, we see that Paul was only sent to the nations and kings OF the sons of Israel.