lost tribes

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lost tribes

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(Bible) the lost tribes Old Testament the ten tribes deported from the N kingdom of Israel in 721 bc and believed never to have returned to Palestine

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the members of the 10 tribes of ancient Israel taken into captivity in 722 b.c. by Sargon II and believed never to have returned to Palestine.
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Noun1.Lost Tribes - the ten Tribes of Israel that were deported into captivity in Assyria around 720 BC (leaving only the tribes of Judah and Benjamin)
Tribes of Israel, Twelve Tribes of Israel - twelve kin groups of ancient Israel each traditionally descended from one of the twelve sons of Jacob
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In fact we are all of the same original genetic group since we are the descendants of the ten lost tribes of Israel.
The Bnei Menashe are believed to be descendants of the tribe of Manasseh, one of the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel that were exiled from the Land
I have spoken to a number of Crow tribal members who either believe, or express openness to the possibility, that they are descended from the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel.
22) Even though this contemporary scholarly journal pointed out flaws in Boudinot's arguments, the idea that North America had been originally populated by some of the ten lost tribes of Israel became one of the most popular explanations of Indian origins circulating in the nineteenth century.