The migration of the ten ‘lost’ tribes of the northern kingdom of Israel has been a mysterious one. Numerous Bible scholars have at various times identified all the different races as the lost tribes. Among these, the most popular are the Aryan (Caucasian) and the Western hemisphere (Americas) camps. All groups base their conclusions on prophecy interpretation or the speculative geographical identification of Arsareth as home of the tribes. In this post, I show that the Bible identifies Arsareth to be neither in Europe or North America. An examination of the tribes migration according to 2 Esdras 13:40-46 supports only land emigration westwards through Arabia. I also highlight some features and links that indicate that the tribes still maintain their culture till this day in their new homeland.
In my previous post on the lost tribes of Israel, I focused on a passage in the Apocryphal book of Esdras that has recently been gaining popularity. Let us take another look at it to identify Arsareth.
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 among themselves, that they would leave the multitude of the heathen, and go forth into a further country, where never mankind dwelt, that they might there keep their statutes, which they never kept in their own land. And they entered into Euphrates by the narrow places of the river. For the most High then shewed 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. Then dwelt they there until the latter time; and now when they shall begin to come. – 2 Esdras 13:40-46.
This dispersion is also described in Deuteronomy 29:28.
In this discussion, I will express my thoughts on the region called Arsareth and explain why I do not think it is where most think it is.
Basic steps to a new home
Firstly, I will like to highlight some basics about this journey.
- They were going to a new country where they had never lived before.
- That new country did not have established kingdoms in it.
- They would be free to hold true to their culture and under no compulsion to worship other gods.
- They had to cross Euphrates at the narrow part to get there.
- God showed them signs and held back the waters to lead them through, because it was far.
- The region they passed through is called Arsareth, the place they relocated to is not.
- They will remain there until the last days and remain a homogeneous people.
Let us now look at these points briefly.
A new country
The Hebrews had lived in several places already at this time. Wherever they lived, the heathen had always been problematic for their faith. So they decided to go somewhere else. That in my opinion ruled out Egypt, Mesopotamia, Lebanon and Palestine. It most likely also ruled out Turkey and Greece with whom they had extensive trade and communications since the days of Kings David and Solomon. They had to either go eastwards beyond Persia, or Westward beyond Egypt.
No Established kingdom there
Looking at a time map of the world, we notice that as at 1000BC, every continent on the planet had some inhabitants resident at the least. This includes North America contrary to what some people believe. I think the phrase where no mankind dwelt means that there was no established society or culture there since there were nomads/hunters in most places even back then. So, a look at the established cultures might give an indication of where this land is. Let us take a look at the Middle East map before and just at about the time the tribes left Assyria.
About 1000 BC, just before the ten tribes were exiled into Assyria, we see several warring kingdoms fighting for supremacy in the region. To the east of Assyria are the Medes, Persians, Parthians, Aryans (spreading in India) and the emerging Chinese/Korean tribes. Northwards are the Phrygians and the Celts that already dominated in Europe prior to the rise of the Greeks. To the west is Arabia with its nomadic tribes and the already declining Egypt; the only established civilization in Africa. There were no known kingdoms west of Egypt at the time.
Soon after the Hebrew tribes had been exiled to Assyria however, the landscape begins to change. We see the rise of the Persian Empire; which now covers most of the Middle East.
India with its city-states is east of this empire, and beyond the mountains are the warring Chinese states. To the north, the Greeks are now a major force in Europe. To the west, Africa and Arabia are still predominantly made up of scattered nomads and hunters.
By merely looking at the maps, the only vacant pieces of land close by in the region appeared to be in Arabia or Africa. Central Asia seemed vacant as well, but the tribes would have to fight their way through warring tribes to get there. Northwards, Europe was already populated and war was already a regular feature of the continent. It was unlikely that a brand new population would relocate there.
Hold true to their faith and culture
The reason for seeking a new country was to be faithful to their God and true to their culture. While living in Israel with the surrounding nations, the people were regularly oppressed and forced to live the Canaanite lifestyle. In this new country, they would be free to practice circumcision and they would not be forced to accept the sexual perversions of the heathen nations. Among them, homosexuality, incest, bestiality and infanticide in the name of Molech would become taboo again. Genetically, they would not intermarry with the heathen because God forbade them to, making them genetically homogeneous.
If Europeans and Native Americans are the lost tribes, how come they do not keep even the most basic practice of the covenant; circumcision? Compare them to the so called Africans here who maintain this as well as many other Hebrew customs. Remember, the tribes left so that they could keep their customs unmolested by the rest of the world.
They crossed the Euphrates at the narrow passages
The Euphrates and the Tigris are the main rivers in Mesopotamia with the Tigris extending into Assyria. The currents were very strong but at the southern part, the river became narrower and more navigable. It is for that reason that the major Mesopotamian cities like Babylon were built in the southern end of the river. It is also at this end that the Medes and Persians crossed when they invaded Babylon.
I have come across articles that claim that the tribes crossed the Euphrates at the Northern end into Turkey. The Hebrews in my opinion would have crossed the river near Babylon. We can also see this when Nehemiah travels from Susa (in Persia) to Jerusalem crossing the Euphrates at that point.
A look at a map of the Euphrates will further indicate that since they did not cross the Tigris, they must have been heading westward towards Arabia and not eastward into Persia. I will state as in my previous post that the tribes were already in Assyria (east of the Euphrates). Crossing the river would take them westwards.
The Most High THEN showed signs and held back the flood.
At first sight, I am tempted to think that God showed them a sign by holding back the Euphrates for the people to cross. But when I meditate on this, I realize that people had been crossing the Euphrates before without needing a miracle. If God were going to perform a miracle at the Euphrates, He wouldn’t have bothered to take them to the narrow passages.
The story in Esdras says that they crossed and the most High THEN shows a sign. This reminds me very much of the Exodus from Egypt. The Cloud and the Pillar of fire did not appear to the Hebrews until they had stepped out of Egypt and led them through the wilderness to the Red sea where God parted the waters. Here in circa 722BC, I believe that God waited for the tribes to step over the Euphrates in faith, then He was able to lead them to the flood that He held back.
I believe that flood was the very same Red sea (as in the exodus), but this time at its southern end between Arabia and the horn of Africa. We’ll see more of that later. This part of the text is talking about passing through and over the country region called Arsareth (not Euphrates).
They passed through Arsareth (Azareth) to the land.
The location of Arsareth is not clearly stated; hence numerous groups have named different places by that name over the years. The first time Arsareth appears in maps is in the 1900s maps and places it deep in Eastern Europe. The basis of this is because of a river called Siret or sereth, which the tribes were claimed to have crossed. This would place the 10 tribes in Northeast Europe close to Kazaria.
Another group claims Arsareth is America and calls the native Americans Hebrews. The problem with this theory is that the tribes passed through the Arsareth region, not live in it. If Arsareth is America, then the tribes must be living in the Pacific or Atlantic Ocean.
No Nation migrates its entire population by ships on an ocean
The reason I do not agree with these two main options above is that the tribes would need ships to get to America within 18 months. This is impracticable for 722 BC sea navigation and doubtful if an entire nation could survive that long on the ocean. It could take just a single sea storm to wipe out the entire bloodline. Only a very foolish leader would embark on such a dangerous journey. It’s even more ridiculous since the destination was supposedly unknown. Even if they did survive storms, they must have needed a lot of storage to feed so many people traveling for so long.
My argument against the Sereth river proponents is that there are other places whose name is closer to Asareth than Sereth is. For example, Maserath also known as Beni Jaakon (Jasher 85:3) and Hazeroth (Jasher 83:30, Numbers 11:35, 12:1, 12:16, 33:18 and Deuteronomy 1:1) are closer choices.
Hazeroth is identified as in the wilderness of Paran. See the map below. These places lie between Edom and Moab territories close to the Dead Sea and sits on the border with Palestine. Remember, Arsareth is a region through which the tribes passed, not a city and this could very well be the location.
Arsareth is Neither America nor Europe; It’s in Arabia
How can I prove this? Well, there is a very important city mentioned in the New Testament that was never mentioned in the Old; Nazareth (rings a bell?). It was the birthplace of the messiah that we read about in the New Testament. If there was any place whose name sounded like Arsareth, it would be Nazareth. But why doesn’t anyone mention this? I guess it doesn’t suit the narrative of the Hebrews in either Northern Europe or North America. Those places are in the opposite direction.
It would make sense that the tribes would cross the Euphrates and ahead of them would be the Arsareth region.
The Tribes had seen the vacant land before
Personally, a question I’ve had is this: How did the tribes know that there was a vacant lot anywhere? Was it from travelers, or had members of the tribe been there in person? If it was just rumors, I doubt any leader would take their entire people on a long dangerous migration chasing of an illusion. Odds were they had witnesses who had confirmed the existence of such uninhabited lands. From the analysis above, they knew about it because they had seen it on the way to Jericho at the previous exodus and knew it was uninhabited. We get a confirmation of this in Jeremiah 2:6; It was a land of drought, where no man passed through or dwelt. It was the region on the western border of Arabia, on their way to the promised land from Egypt.
Neither said they, Where is the Lord that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, that led us through the wilderness, through a land of deserts and of pits, through a land of drought, and of the shadow of death, through a land that no man passed through, and where no man dwelt? – Jeremiah 2:6
Perhaps, Nazareth is the signpost that God used to mark the direction His people were dispersed to. Incidentally, Nazareth comes from Nazar; which could mean separate or consecrate. Compare with Arsareth, which means another (separate?) land.
They left the heathen behind
They would leave the multitude of the heathen, and go forth into a further country
It is important to note that the Bible identifies the heathen as the gentiles. These people lived north and Northeast of Arabia. If the ten tribes had headed towards Europe, they would have been heading into the heathen lands not from it. Crossing the Euphrates in the direction of Arsareth (Nazareth) as described above would place the heathen behind them.
Most of Arabia was rough and impassable territory, so they would not have crossed through the desert. Rather than Go back into Israel, they would turn southwards putting Israel, Moab and Edom also behind them and travel parallel to the Red sea. They would travel till they reached the narrower southern end of it where God holds back the flood till they crossed over. They would have crossed from what is Yemen today into the horn of Africa (later known as Abyssinia).
I know there are those who would consider this analysis as outrageous and unrealistic. I will however request that you compare this to the Lemba tribe’s historical account of their migration from the Middle East to Yemen and then NE Africa; it is identical. The Lemba tribe is now identified as part of the ‘lost’ 10 tribes.
They will remain there till the last days
In the days of the first century historian Josephus, it was widely believed that the 10 tribes were still in exile and remained in another land in very large numbers. The location of that land was perhaps known back then, but the records vanished over time. I therefore looked at old maps to see if there were records of Hebrews anywhere outside the Middle East.
There is an 18th century map that shows the kingdom of Juda in West Africa where the transatlantic slave trade took place. I came across an even more shocking old map of Africa showing numerous Hebrew cities all over Africa and Yemen (see map below). Unfortunately, there is no dating on the map to tell when it was drawn. Based on the appearance of the Dahomey and Ashanti Empires on the map however, I will date it between 1701 and 1894.
The tribes passed through Arsareth into Africa
The map above in my opinion confirms the direction of the migrating ten Hebrew tribes into Africa.
Africa, it turns out is the second largest continent with 20.3% of the global land mass. It is as large as the five most populated countries China, India, continental USA, Brazil and Indonesia combined but only a third of their population. Even today (2016), with over 1.2 billion people, it is still less densely populated than any of those countries.
In this new land, the Hebrews can keep their faith and form of worship in peace (as seen in the Lemba). They can live far from the Canaanite lifestyle and abominable practices. They will remain genetically homogeneous till the end, and anyone who cares to look at them without bias will see that they all bear the mark of the Hebrew.
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60 thoughts on “Arsareth is in Arabia, not America or Europe”
Very good analysis for those seeking truth and objectivity over ridiculous camp doctrines and lies from the heathens. Thanks brother.
Thanks Azaryah, I appreciate your encouragement.
Is it possible that the continents were still connected at the time the lost tribes migrated and that the flood waters caused the continents to split?
Many people do believe that the continents were all connected at some point. The debate has been when did they separate.
I believe it happened in the days of Peleg (Gen 10:25) long before Israel was ever born. The name Peleg has been translated to mean earthquake or divide. So the earth was both divided physically into continents, and allotted ownership among Noah’s children at the same time.
Do you know which sons of noah would have migrated at that time? I also would like to get your take on the planets?
The Book of Jubilees outlines how the earth including the Americas was distributed among Noah’s children.
I could not however tell from the passage when the migrations took place relative to Peleg’s birth/life.
I think what we call the planets are the luminaries described in the book of Enoch. NASA has put out a lot of info about space and the planets. In my opinion, their data has too many inconsistencies for comfort. The fact that they claim to have lost data about the moon landing prevents me from taking them seriously.
You didnt elaborate much on Josephus. I dont get the point about no more record about what he said on the 10 tribes. What he state was pretty clear. They were still beyond euphrates in his time. If they were in Arabia and went to Africa he would have said it by then
Can you provide references for this? Then the question remains about which Euphrates he was referring to. The one in the ‘Middle East’ today, or the one that appears on some pre-USGS maps of West Africa?
“the ten tribes are beyond the Euphrates till now, and are an immense multitude and not to be estimated in numbers.” (Josephus, Flavius. Antiquites. p. 11:133)
In his preface ..“Upper Barbarians”, among whom he then names as “the Parthians … Babylonians … remotest Arabians … and those of our nation beyond Euphrates, with the Adiabeni.”
Adiabene is that part of Assyria which, according to Strabo in his Geography, is not in Mesopotamia but which consists of the plains beyond the Tigris bordering Babylonia to the south and Armenia to the north (16.1.1, 19). Media borders Adiabene on the east.
In other words this cant be in Arabia. For “beyond euphrates” denotes the northern part
Have you considered:
From beyond the rivers of Ethiopia my suppliants, [even] the daughter of my dispersed, shall bring mine offering. (Zeph 3:10)
It directly contradicts Josephus, don’t you think. I doubt anyone disputes the location of Ethiopia, where are the rivers of Ethiopia? We cannot Exclusively base our knowledge of Scripture on historian accounts. They must agree with scriptures to be validated. The above prophecy came after the Northern kingdom had been dispersed (aka lost)
So which is right: Scriptures or Josephus, you choose.
Adiabene sounds very Ghanaian
now where is the precept for this? line MUST be upon line. precept MUST be upon precept. not could be, should be or can be. MUST be upon pr2 Esdras 4 14-17 KJV 14
And said, Come, let us go and make war against the sea that it may depart away before us, and that we may make us more woods.
The floods of the sea also in like manner took counsel, and said, Come, let us go up and subdue the woods of the plain, that there also we may make us another country.
The thought of the wood was in vain, for the fire came and consumed it.
The thought of the floods of the sea came likewise to nought, for the sand stood up and stopped them._____the ocean calling itself a COUNTRY is the precept that goes with your precept. Through the Euphrates and onto the OCEAN is where the children of Israel went.
Dear s. singleton.
You make an interesting analogy. However 2 Esdras 4 (entire chapter) is describing how the wicked/corrupt afflicts the righteous. We see a snapshot of the passage’s concept in verse 4 and 23. It is about the wicked oppressing the good, how the beloved is given over to heathen nations/countries. The flood of the sea subduing the woods of the plain is speaking of the wicked overcoming the righteous. It is because of this interpretation that the scriptures state that when the enemy comes as a flood…. (Isa 59:19). That is also why Isa 57:20 compares the wicked to a troubled sea. For the same reason, 2 Esdras 4:12-15 contrasts the forest/woods/trees of the plains with the sea (wickedness vs 12) to create a distinction (war) between them and concludes with the necessity for a judge to mediate (sand in vs 17 and Spirit in Isa 59:19). It describes where the wicked heart is at. It’s got nothing to do with where the lost tribes went to.
To understand scriptures, it is important to read every passage in the context that it’s written. If we extract individual words or phrases and apply it to unrelated concepts, we will end up interpreting scriptural passages as confirmation for practically anything we want.
My understanding of precepts upon precepts is that to understand certain scripture, you must have understood other foundational truths from it. This new understanding now helps to clarify yet more difficult concepts in the scriptures.
In 2 Esdras 13, I see narrow places of the river mentioned, I see no reference to OCEAN, so I cannot verify Ocean as an interpretation to the passage.
Thanks for the breakdown on the truth where this is located and where our people are today. Shalom brother!
You are welcome.
You obviously don’t understand Scriptures. So, I guess that would make you a member of Revelation 2:9…
I just want to express thanks for your thorough breakdown on Arsareth. I’ve only seen one youtube author that I am aware of that reached the same conclusion on the location of Arsareth: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIccEbl8oNA
Also, I recently created/curated an eBook entitled,’Negro Promised Land Found In Arabia’. I would love to get your feedback. I’m open to any criticism or additional insights in pursuit of the truth. If interested, I will need best email to send you a free access link to eBook for your review. Thx
Thanks for visiting my blog, for your comment and the youtube link. I’m glad you liked reading the article.
I have seen the video by brother Judah Israel, it is very detailed in its analysis.
I’ll gladly read your eBook, I checked out the book page and saw the table of contents. It promises to be a very informative read. I am sending my contact to you by email.
All Praises to God the Highest! Brother I stayed up all night praying and reading and studying about this. What had me stuck was 2nd Esdras 13:40 and like you all said, a light bulb went off like, there is no way 10 tribes could take a 500 day journey and be preserved. They had to have went on foot, as the Most High’s scripture clearly shows. We have to be so careful, very prayerful, and humbly ask for The Most High to lead us in the truth. These alphabet camps are going so far away from the truth and it is scary. I will keep you & Israel in my prayers, Brother, that the Most High will keep leading you & us in the truth because so many of these camps are arrogant and on a “high” that they do not see how some of their teachings are not even plausible (scientifically, mathematically, or geographically). So keep up the awesome work for our King and may HE bless you to see HIM in the kingdom. Much love, peace, and prayers to all of our scattered brothers and sisters of Israel.
Thank you for your comments. I am very glad to hear that you found the article very informative. Thank you for your prayers, I covet them earnestly. May the Most High raise an edge around us all to protect us from false doctrines. I really appreciate your encouragement.
Give it up dumb ass counter intelligence!
Arabia is not Arsareth and is not the land where no man has dwelled you idiot! The apocrypha says that they entered into the Euphrates which means sailed sailed along and out of the entire so-called middle east region. We are awake throughout the earth now and are the only people that historically occupies every continent more so then any other nation. Our diaspora is the scattered and we number the sands of the sea which no man can number. Arsareth is the americas period, you idiot!
Thanks for your comment and all the insults. Your response indicates that you have no scriptural basis for calling America Arsareth except the fact that you live there. I have shown you several scriptures to support my claim, but you have shown me none to support yours. Since you have not offered any meaningful comment nor indicated who ‘we’ or ‘our’ in your comment refers to, I can only wish you a blessed day.
You are correct. These “1 West Campers”, can’t seem to let go of their 1969 false doctrines given to them by unlearned males interested in attracting “numbers to their camps”, as well as heathen females (Hispanics and Native Americans). These Hispanics and Indigenous Natives have been oppressed by Esau but they are NOT Israelites or our people
This is very well written and descriptive yet wrong, the word says the “entered” the Euphrates not crossed over it, Which means they travelled (sailed) down it. It took them a year and a half to get there, would the journey you’re describing take over a year, I don’t think so. Not only that how do u explain the pyramids in the Americas, same latitude and longitude as those in Egypt built to perfection with no mistakes made? How do u explain the bat creek stone in the Smithsonian from “native” tribes in Ohio with Phoenician Hebrew written on it? How do u explain the accounts of Colombus showing up to the Americas with Hebrew interpreters? Arsareth is the Americas not Arabia, the scriptures say “a land where mankind had never dwelt” not a land the Israelites had never been as u stated, please don’t lie on the Bible
Thank you for reading my blog and for leaving a comment. I appreciate your compliment on the writing style and encourage you to read the other articles on the Hebrews on my blog. Some of those articles provide the answers to your questions.
Firstly, I will like to state that because we have opposing opinions on scripture does not make me a liar. I have writen as I understood the scriptures. You are of course free to disagree on my interpretations.
Having cleared that issue, I will address your points individually Using the passage in 2 Esdras 13:40-46 as reference.
1). They “entered” the Euphrates not crossed over it, Which means they travelled (sailed) down it.
The scriptures did not mention sailing. Furthermore, if they were sailing through the Euphrates, they would not need to go to the narrow places. The wider parts would be best for sailing unless you want to ground your ship. Also, had they been sailing, the Most High would not need to “held still the flood, TILL THEY WERE PASSED OVER”. So, the word does say passed over which to me translates to crossed over it. That sounds to me like he parted a sea for them to cross on foot, it doesn’t sound like they needed a ship.
The first time this was done in the Bible, they were crossing the red sea on foot. So I think it falls within reason to believe they could also be crossing a sea by foot this time too.
The passage also indicated that they passed “through that country, ….there was a way to go”. As far as I am aware, the Ocean has never been described as a country in the Bible.
Lastly, according to the Bible, the Israelites were not known for their great shipbuilding, that was the domain of the Canaanites. Even king Solomon hired the king of Tyre to ferry timber from Lebanon for building the Temple in 1 Kings 5. So anyone who thinks the Israelites built many ships to transport their entire population to an unknown destination is assuming a lot.
2). Would the journey you’re describing take over a year, I don’t think so.
Actually, if they were walking as I described, a year and a half will take them only as far as the West coast of Africa. I elaborated extensively on this issue in my article on the not so lost tribes of Israel (http://machpelahcave.website/the-not-so-lost-tribes-of-israel/). To do this calculation, I used the example of people who walked for the Muslim hadj in Mecca. There is also documentation of Muslims from West Africa in the last few centuries who took similar times to reach Mecca on pilgrimage by foot.
3). How do you explain the pyramids in the Americas, same latitude and longitude as those in Egypt built to perfection with no mistakes made?
Have you considered the possibility that it was built by the Egyptians or other Hamites? After all, there many pyramids all over the Americas, Africa as well as Asia, It doesn’t make all those people Israelites does it? Also, it is worthwhile to note that numerous Egyptian artifacts were found in what is now known as the Egyptian Tunnel City in the Grand Canyon. Some Historians have even confirmed that the Egyptians as well as the ancient Mali Empire visited and traded with the American natives long before Columbus arrived.
Regarding pyramid alignments, there is a lot we do not know, but many pyramids have an amazing alignment to the ones in Egypt. See this video here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSxGxN8leb8). There are many interpretations that can be drawn from this depending on who you ask.
4). How do you explain the bat creek stone in the Smithsonian from “native” tribes in Ohio with Phoenician Hebrew written on it?
As I mentioned above, there are even more Egyptian artifacts that were found in America and nobody is calling the American natives Egyptians. There are also Viking artifacts found on the continent, so why are the natives not called Vikings?
Regarding the Phoenician Hebrew language, why do some people prefer to infer the natives by the Hebrew and not the Phoenician part of the language? Afterall, it is Phoenician Hebrew for a reason. The Canaanites and the Israelites traded and communicated for centuries before the exile. Some Bible researchers do claim that both spoke related languages; which would explain the dual Phoenician Hebrew writing. It is like the current Ashkenazis who speak a Germanic Hebrew language commonly referred to as Yiddish.
Let us not forget that the North American territory was given to the children of Ham in the days of Noah (according to the book of Jubilees). Some believe that the American natives are related to the Lapps who are Canaanites. For the land divisions by Noah, see my article here (http://machpelahcave.website/hebrew-israelites-could-only-go-to-africa/).
5). How do you explain the accounts of Columbus showing up to the Americas with Hebrew interpreters?
This is mere speculation, we do not know why he brought Jewish crew members on board. They could be seeking wealth and fame like Columbus himself, of they could be part financiers of the voyage (along with Isabel and Ferdinand). Let us not forget that based on his birth records and writings, Columbus himself is also speculated to be Jewish.
6). The scriptures say “a land where mankind had never dwelt” not a land the Israelites had never been as you stated.
I don’t think that is what I said, I quoted the Israelites own description of a region in Jeremiah 2:6 “….and where no man dwelt”. This shows that the Israelites knew such a place and how to get there. That is why they knew how long it would take. If no one had ever been to Arsareth, how could they have known the trips duration? I also showed maps that indicated that America in 722 BC also had established empires, so it wasn’t deserted entirely like some claim.
I hope these answers your questions on the article.
Be careful of these “1 West Campers”. They remind me of “jailhouse scholars “, who were taught false doctrines by their leaders and they show “unyielding and undying faith” to these false leaders and doctrines, regardless of biblical or scientific research that proves otherwise. These are the same males, who were class clowns, thugs, and whoremongers, being kicked out of high schools, and mocking those who wanted to learn. Now all of a sudden, they’re Hebrew Israelite Scholars and no one can teach them anything but their wayward elders
This is astonishing work! Bless you ahkhi you are a blessing, please keep up the amazing work, it is a ministry of Truth. I will continue to pray for you loved one. I thank The Holy One blessed be he, for your ministry, It has brought such light, clarity and joy to my heart. In all my years of studying this topic, I have never encountered one such as yourself, keep walking in your anointing beloved.
Yashar’al & Yahudah
Hi Yashar’al & Yahudah,
Thank you for your encouragement and prayers. I appreciate the time you took to leave a comment and happy that the article blessed you.
The Most High has begun a major awakening among His children. I am only trying to spread the net and deliver His message to the house of Jacob.
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Thank you for the insight. Before I had read your blog, I had already believed that this was the migration path based on what I’ve read on the Lemba and the Igbo. Thank you!
Thanks for leaving a comment. I am glad you found the article informative. Please feel free to read through our other articles on the subject of Hebrews and Israelites.
Great piece of work, am so blessed with this information. No doubt then ten tribes came to Africa. The story of the lembas is in agreement with what you have written. Tonga people of Zambia has a similar movement.
Dear Rev Morgan,
Thank you for visiting my blog, I am glad you were blessed by the information.
I have never looked at the Tonga people of Zambia, but I have come across research that ties Zambia and moZAMBIque to the Zambis of Judah/Benjamin (1 Esdras 9:34). Both countries also have high concentrations of E1b1a.
You said the place they pass through is called asareth the place they relocated is not. But it clearly states the place they relocated is called the same as the region they are passing thru. Read it carefully again.
I see what you mean. If they also stayed in Arsareth, then it is a very big region indeed since they also traveled for a year and a half through it.
Unfortunately, we may never fully know, unless we come across an old map which the Europeans failed to destroy showing the location of Arsareth.
Do you believe the Igbo of west Africa are Israelites? I have heard that 25-75% of so called Negroes are of Igbo descent. I have noticed that most Igbos do not look like the native Hamites but more like us. I have also learned that they are supposed to have been around since before 2500 B.C. which would make them older than Abraham, and much to ancient to be from any Israelite tribe(Israel or Judah). Do you have any ideas about this?
Here’s the link that says this:
I do not know a lot about the history of the Igbo people, but I am aware that they do claim they are Israelites. I do not know about the accounts of being in Africa since 2500BC but it is worth noting that there were some Bantu hunters and gatherers scattered in West Africa, but no major kingdoms at that time. The major populations that did inhabit the region of Africa at the time were the Cushites and Nilo-Saharan people who are genetically different from the Igbo people.
I doubt that the Igbos constitute 25-75% of the Negro population. They are barely 30% of Nigeria, a country that is itself estimated to comprise up to 25% of all Negoes.
A few other facts that I do know:
An estimated 14.6% of transatlantic slaves were taken from the Bight of Biafra (today’s Igboland).
Most of these ended up in the British Caribbean including Jamaica. The majority of the slaves that went to the USA were predominantly from Sierra Leone, Senegambia, and the Gold Coast. There were of course some from Biafra and other West, central and Southern African tribes too.
Many Israelites do not like discussing about genetics. However, The Igbos have a majority E1b1a Y_DNA haplogroup that also occurs in significantly high numbers among the African American population. This would imply a common paternal ancestry between the two groups.
When I consider all these facts, yes, I do believe the Igbos as a group are Israelites.
ARSARETH is AMERICA because no human knew America existed in Biblical times. Arabia on the other hand was part of the Ethiopian empire since biblical times. To go to AMERICA you have to cross the water. Got it?
I’m not going over that again. You should read an article before commenting on it.
To go to Arabia you don’t need to cross the waters. Going by Camel is enough. Read about Cristobal Colon (Cristophers) and the Jewish Encyclopedia. Do not distort history. Mankind did not know America existed. The major Jewish diaspora is in the AMERICAS!
Asareth was in what used to be the Kingdom of Tartaria, which was mysteriously wiped from the history books. Here’s a link which shows Tartaria, where the 10 tribes of Israel were dispersed to, where Asareth (Azareth/Nazareth) is, and how is makes far more sense that Judah and Benjamin were scattered into the AMERICAS, and not Africa. https://www.helmink.com/detail/?Stock=18879&Label=ort-tartaria
I also have books which confirms that Hebrews were scattered FROM Tartaria, into AMERICA. The original name for the Gulf of California was the RED SEA, and has been changed from that to the Sea of Cortez, Mar Vermeille and finally the Gulf of California. We have all been lied to. Tartaria was wiped from history because it concerns OUR HISTORY, and I believe that when TMH said we would never see our land again (Deuteronomy 28:68), that this land was referring to the Great Kingdom of Tartaria, in which Asareth/Azareth/Nazareth was a part of (2 Esdras 13:39-45), and where Judah and Benjamin crossed the waters IN SHIPS over to America
Thank you for your comment.
It would be interesting to see what books you refer to. Do they actually mention Arsareth, or is that your interpretation of the books (nothing wrong in that).
According to wikipedia,
“Tartary (Latin: Tartaria) or Great Tartary (Latin: Tartaria Magna) was a historical region in Asia located between the Caspian Sea-Ural Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. Tartary was a blanket term used by Europeans for the areas of Central Asia, North Asia, and East Asia unknown to European geography”.
According to the book of Jubilees, the region described as Tartaria by wikipedia was already known as Japheth’s land (Not Shem).
See this article for reference:
If you believe Tartaria is your home land, then what you are saying is that you are Japhethic blood line like the Kazarians whose homeland also lies around that region.
You need to CROSS the WATERS to come to AMERICA which was unknown to mamkind.
http://truenation.org/12Tribes/10_Tribe_Migration.pdf. I hope you have the patience to open the link. Again, AMERICA was unknown to mankind. Europe, Asia, and Africa were already known.
I think one of the keys to understanding the passage in Esdras is the word ‘dwelt’ which is significantly different from unknown.
Where is Arsareth? According to the Jewish encyclopedia Arzareth is, “The name of the land
beyond the great river, far away from the habitation of man, in which the Ten Tribes of Israel
will dwell, observing the laws of Moses, until the time of the restoration, according to IV Esdras
xiii. 45. [II Esdras 13:45] Columbus identified America with this land.” Every map before the
conquest of Columbus had no account of any land in the western hemisphere, proving that the Americas were not inhabited. However there was knowledge of a “further” landmass.
When Columbus “discovered” America, there were already people dwelling there which he
labeled as Indians (indigenous). America and Arsareth were both known as the land where no
man dwelt. This is why the term “NEW WORLD” was placed on America. Also do know that
the continent was not called America until the late 1400’s by the explorer and cartographer
Amerigo Vespucci. This is why the term “Arsareth is applied to the continent. Although the
Native Indians and Hispanics are historically recorded to be the first living in the Americas prior
to the European invasion and established great civilizations (Aztec, Maya, Olmec, etc…), they knew themselves that they were not originally from that land but were strangers to it seeking
refuge and a NEW beginning. Here is a quote from the book Lost Tribes and Promised Lands by
Ronald Sanders on page 148 that the Aztec emperor Montezuma was documented to say.
“Long ago in our sacred writings our ancestors informed us that neither I nor any of the
other inhabitants of this land are indigenous to it, but are foreigners, come from a completely
different place, and that our race was brought here by a Lord whose vassals they all were…”
Because the Native Indians inhabited the Americas (the land where no man dwelt)
prior to any nation laying claim to it, we can easily assess with that the Native Americans and
Hispanics are indeed the 10 Tribes of Israel that was prophesied to inhabit a land where no one
EVER lived. There is a large amount of historical and archeological information to support this
fact. If you re-read II Esdras 13:45, it says that it took “a year and a half” to get to Arsareth.
When you research a man named Ferdinand Magellan, a Portuguese explorer who is said to be
the first person to have circumnavigated the world. You will find his conquest took a time span
totaling 3 years, from 1519 to 1522. (This information can be found in, “Age of
Exploration”Pg.97 map of Magellan conquest). Thus, it would not matter if the 10 Tribes went
east or west to get to America because it would have taken them a year and a half to get there
either way. However, maritime evidence indicates that the sea currents would have persuaded the
Northern Kingdom to travel west. Meaning that from Assyria the ten tribes would most logically
have travelled south on the Euphrates river into the Persian Gulf south east into the Indian
ocean, south west around the south east portion of Africa across the sea west to South America
and northward to the rest of the continent The Israelites had great knowledge of oceanic navigation. Their forefathers had
previously navigated the oceans in the days of Solomon, with Hiram.(I kings 10: 22 I kings 9:26-
In The Ten Tribes of Israel or the True History of the North American Indians, Showing That
They Are the Descendants of These Ten Tribes, it states that, “First, we are taught that they [The
Native Americans] understood the geography of the country and the distance they must travel in
order to get to this land where no man dwelt [the year and a half journey]; and second, that there
was no country in the East but what was more or less inhabited by man, and consequently
America was the ONLY country at that time known that was not inhabited.”(page 7). Africa,
Arabia, Asia Minor, Asia, and Europe were all occupied by the Assyrian and Babylonian
kingdoms (this map could be found in: The Atlas of Past Times page 32-33).
The history of the 10 Tribes and Native Americans are very similar. There are multiple
historical accounts of the Native Americans stating that their ancestors passed through a large
body of water to get to America, the same way the 10 tribes had to get to Arsareth. For example,
Friar Diego de Landa says in Yucatan Before and After the Conquest, “Some old men of
Yucatan say that they have heard from their ancestors that this country was peopled by a certain
race who came from the East, whom God delivered by opening for them twelve roads through
the sea. If this is true, all the inhabitants of the Indies must be of Jewish Descent.” (page 8 or 28).
Also, Ethan Smith says in A View of the Hebrews or the Tribes of Israel in America. Another historian gives an account of the various land masses that the 10 Tribes inhabited.
The Hope of Israel–Manasseh Ben Israel (pg. 112-113)
“I shall speak somewhat I this discourse of the divers opinions which have been, and
shall declare in what countries it is thought the Ten Tribes are: Hispaniola (Dominican
Republic)… the island of Cuba; the continent of America, Panama, New Spain (Mexico) and
This again proves that the civilizations which the Europeans encountered on their arrival to the
New World such as the Inca, Mayan, Aztec, Boricua, Mohawk, Adena, Etc…, were in all
actuality the Ten tribes which had taken council among themselves to leave Assyria and come to
this once uninhabited land mass (America/Arsereth). By knowing that the 10 tribes of Israel
were already dwelling in the Americas at the time of the exploration, it is a lot more clear to see
that the Americas was the land of Arsareth that was mentioned in the holy bible. The ten tribes
of Israel had come and dwelt in the Americas long before the 1400’s and were already in the land
when European Spaniard Conquerors came to subdue the land. It is eminent that proper and
prudent matters of research are to be established when it comes to a controversial and imperative
subject, Job 8:8.. AMERICA >>> NEW WORLD
Nonsense they pass through Azareth brother
Exactly, that’s what the article said. There’s a subheading specifically with that title.
The people passed through (not lived in) Arsareth. If America is Arsareth, then the people must be living in the pacific Ocean.
Also the passage in Esdras states that the land was not inhabited, it didn’t say unknown. You must know a land to know it is uninhabited, and the article did reference a passage in scripture where this same terminology (where no man dwelt) was also used to describe a place in today’s Africa.
To go to Arabia from Jerusalem you need a CAMEL for a few houres without crossing any waters. Arabia was NOT unknown to mankind.
AGAIN! The whole world knows that HISPANICS in AMERICA (The continent) are the real descendants of Hebrews. Most newspapers document “25% of Hispanics have the Jewish DNA”.
I am not certain about the “whole world” knowing that the Hispanics in America are the real descendants of Hebrews. To my knowledge most of the world knows them as the mixed offsprings of Spanish conquerors of America.
The Hispanics and Native Americans ARE NOT ISRAELITES. This is a “1 WEST CAMP FALLACY “, that has been DEBUNKED even by one of their earliest leaders Naphtali Ben Naphtali, who said it was “the hook to draw in NUMBERS”. Hispanics and Native Americans have their own respective LANDS and WEALTH. The Most High said that the Israelites would not have a land. A lot of these 1 West Campers lust after Native American and Hispanic females, and thus attempt to justify their false doctrines
LOL. Did you go to school? Was AMERICA known to mankind BEFORE 1492? Arabia was always part of the map from ancient times. AMERICA is the “NEW WORLD”
What waters do you cross to go from Jerusalem to Arabia? DESERT!!!.
Yes, I am educated, thanks for asking.
Your perception of History is limited to the Western European narrative.
It is documented that before Columbus arrived in America, The Egyptians, ancient Mali Empire (led by Abu Bakr II in 1311), the Chinese and even the Vikings (led by Leif Eriksson circa 500 years before Columbus) had arrived and traded with native Americans. America was a New World only to the Western Europeans who had just emerged from the dark ages.
Bartolome de la Casas made an abstract of columbus’s log which indicated that Columbus was aware that King John II of Portugal claimed that boats had sailed from Guinea (West Africa) to the west with trading merchandise. Columbus third voyage was said to have been embarked upon to confirm this claim. Note that King John II of Portugal died soon after Columbus started his Journeys.
Use the LOGIC. You only need a Camel to go from Arabia to Jerusalem. You don’t have to cross waters. Your are the only person on the palanet who believes that Arsareth is in Arabia.
Zephaniah 3:10 is the precept of Esdras
I agree with you.
Native American Jews?
A Fulfillment of Prophecy?
By HaRav Ariel Bar Tzadok
Copyright © 2010 by Ariel Bar Tzadok. All rights reserved.
In 1650, Rabbi Menashe Ben Israel, Chief Rabbi of Amsterdam recorded an incredible story in his book
Mikveh Yisrael. He relates a conversation that he had with a Jewish Dutch explorer of the Americas.
The explorer related how he made contact with the Native Americans but after trying to communicate
with them in every possible European language, he had no success. Being a Jew, as was his first mate,
these two began to talk amongst themselves in Hebrew. To his utter amazement, upon hearing him
speak Hebrew to his first mate, the Native American chief responded in kind and stated, “Shema
This is only one of the very numerous instances that seem not only to suggest, but to actually prove that
indeed, somehow, in some way, a number of Biblical Israelites managed to leave the Holy Land, over
two thousand years ago and by the Hand of G-d found their way to the shores of what today we call the
Americas. It was known in Talmudic times that the world was indeed round and some Sages suggest that
there is hints to the existence of what today we call the Americas in some of the oldest Rabbinic
Archeological evidence to establish this claim is rather significant and wide spread. There are numerous
archeological artifacts that have been found throughout the Americas, specifically here in the United
States that are clearly thousands of years old and written in either Biblical Hebrew or later block
(modern) Hebrew script. These include full inscriptions of the Ten Commandments, etched in stone and
written in Ktav Ivrit (original pre-Babylonian Biblical Hebrew script). There is even one claim made that
an ancient pair of Tefillin have actually been found buried in an Indian burial ground.
In 1775, Englishman James Adair, after living with Native Americans for 40 years, recorded his
experiences and published a book about them in London entitled, “The History of the American
Indians.” Almost his entire work is dedicated to document and prove that the Native American tribes of
the central and southern territories, soon to become the U.S.A. were definitively of Jewish origins and
to his day maintained a sizable amount of their ancient Israelite heritage. He goes so far as to say that
the tribes that he knew worshiped a single God Creator who they called in their language Ye’ho’wah.
Adair’s book created quite a stir and was widely read.
Even President Thomas Jefferson in 1803 was aware of Adair’s book and made mention of it in one of his
letters to John Adams. Jefferson quotes Adair’s belief that, “all the Indians of American to be
descended from the Jews: the same laws, usages; rites and ceremonies, the same sacrifices, priests,
prophets, fasts and festivals, almost the same religion, and that they all spoke Hebrew.”
The belief of the Native American/Israelite connection proliferated widely in the early 1800s. Even a
new religion was founded upon the belief. We have all heard of the Mormons, famously of Utah. But
many (non-Mormons) do not know that Mormon founder Joseph Smith was originally from the North East
and proclaimed that his “Book of Mormon” (which serves as a Mormon Bible) claims to tell the history of
a family of Jewish refugees who fled Jerusalem prior to the Babylonian exile. Smith claims that this
history was revealed to him from special writings given to him by an angel.
The native Americans are not Hebrew Israelites because their ydna haplotype is not e1b1a. Their ydna is primarily Q which is also eskimo and east asian peoples. Our people brought over here to the americas in the transatlantic slave trade(Deuteronomy 28:68) were e1b1a and that is a genetic fact period. The genetic math of our ydna haplotype e1b1a equals 144000 and the math represents all twelve tribes. The math is in the scriptures. All of the black Hebrew Israelite congregations and camps are going to have to be real and have complete transparency because if your ydna haplotype is not e1b1a(EM2) you are not part of the 144000, and you are not genetically a Hebrew Israelite of the seed of Abraham Isaac and Jacob, you are a gentile. There is no getting around this because every man on the planet earth has ydna, The Most High created it. Shalom