British Israelite


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British Israelite

n
(Christian Churches, other) a member of a religious movement claiming that the British people are descended from the lost tribes of Israel
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The probable reason for the Klan not attacking the Jews in Saskatchewan was the influence of the British Israelite Association throughout the Klan leadership.
The question of any stray Jewish heritage within the British Royal Family has been explored mainly by the British Israelite movementfor the most part a cheerful and benign group of loonies who since the time of Queen Victoria have held that the Ten Lost Tribes somehow found their way to the sceptered isles, where they became the progenitors of the British people, making the Windsors direct-line descendants of King Davidand the usual bunch of anti-Semitic Internet crazies who believe that everyone in a position of power today is somehow a secret Rothschild taking part in a crypto-Zionist Judeo-Bolshevist conspiracy to control the world.
Unless one is an avowed British Israelite (and I am not) one can find no reference to Britain ("Great" or otherwise) in those books.
Towards the end of the 19th century, a team of British Israelite Society archaeologists excavated the Rath of the Synods - near the Mound of the Hostages - in search of the Ark.
The sense of being chosen is rooted in a 19th century religious movement, the British Israelites, which claimed that the British were the descendants of the "Lost Tribes" of Israel.
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