Surprisingly, there is quite a bit of information on where the scattered northern tribes of Israel relocated after the Assyrians uprooted us from the Promised Land. There are men working tirelessly to trace biblical characteristics and clues to each tribe individually. Take Zebulon, for instance. Mr. Yair Davidiy of Britam.org has a very informative video out that I will post below, explaining how Zebulon’s tribe migrated west into what is now the Netherlands. (I use Zebulon because a Hollander came up in conversation this week. 😉) But I am getting ahead of myself. Let’s quickly look at why all this happened, shall we?
Way, way, way back in time, like after Solomon’s reign (King David’s son), all of the 12 tribes of Israel (Jacob’s decendants) lived in the physical land of today’s country of Israel. (We are speaking of the person Israel/Jacob and his decendants AND the land of Israel. That can get a bit confusing.) Solomon’s son, Rehoboam, became king after Solomon died but a guy named Jeroboam who had fled to Egypt (1 Ki 11:26-40) during Solomon’s rule, came back to Israel after Solomon’s death to enact a coup against Rehoboam. His coup didn’t work BUT he set up his own little “kingdom” in northern Israel, building his own “churches” and setting up idols. (All this can be found in much more detail starting in 1 Kings 11.) The 10 northern tribes fell hook-line-and-sinker into idol worship. (The 10 tribes consisted of all 12 sons’ decendants except for Judah and Benjamin.)
“For YHVH will strike Israel, as a reed is shaken in the water. He will uproot Israel from this good land which He gave to their fathers, and will scatter them beyond the River, because they have made their wooden images, provoking YHVH to anger. “And He will give Israel up because of the sins of Jeroboam, who sinned and who made Israel sin.”1 Kings 14:15-16
All this would be used by Yah for better, or worse. But He assures the scattered children of Israel, and the later, scattered of Judah, that He will bring us back. The problem we face today is that the 10 northern tribes got a little sloppy about keeping genealogies so very few of us even know we’re Israel, much less what tribe we’re from! But rest assured your Father knows! He has written it in your DNA!
I find this subject highly intriguing! Especially since a couple of months ago I looked closer at an ancient book that an uncle had given me, Google-translating the title of it, and it turned out to be a Danish hymnbook! I had just always figured it was a German bible since we always assumed we were German and the words resembled German words (to me, at least). It turns out that Dan was a pretty cool tribe to be from, as they were later known as Vikings!
Do you have physical characteristics of a certain group of people or nationality? That would be where I would start, if you’re curious. Do you have hobbies or activities you love that could connect you to a demographic? For instance, I have ALWAYS loved the ocean. My brother and I went on a bareboat sailing trip to the British Virgin Islands 20 years ago and I was in heaven!! I’m pretty sure that I could live full-time on a boat and my youngest brother DID live on a cruise ship for many years. I’m convinced that love of the ocean is programmed into our DNA!
Well, as much as I could go on and on about this humongous subject, this should be where I cut it short. Below, please find the study references that I attached, if you’re interested. What if YOU are one of Abraham’s descendants? There are a LOT of promises YHVH gave to Abraham and his descendents that could apply to YOU!! That knowledge would be a game-changer, for sure! You could always pray that the Father would show you. 😉
Oh! One more tip before I go. Jacob, as he was on his deathbed, gathered his sons about him and told them individually “what would befall them in the LATTER/LAST days”! (Gen 49) So, believe it or not, this information about you is still very relevant today!
Yair Davidiy video on Zebulon for reference: https://youtu.be/1FU8cm91wTk
Hebrew Nations article on Zebulon for reference: https://hebrewnations.com/articles/tribes/netherlands/zblnsummary.html#a2
Much success! And shalom, b’shem Yeshua!
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