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The Hebrews Dispersion from Israel
One of the curses of the Israelite’s is that they will be taken from there land and scattered all over the world. People may believe that the fall of Jerusalem in 70 A.D. is the only time this happen but that is not true. In this section we are going to be discussing the different times that the Hebrew Israelite’s were dispersed from their land never to return to it. YAHWEH used two different set of nations to remove the Israelite’s out of the land and those two nations are the Assyrians and the Romans.
The Lost Tribes of Israel-The Assyrian Conquest
The tribes of the Northern Kingdom of Israel were conquered time and time again by different Assyrian kings. The tribes that make up the Northern Kingdom of Israel are: Reuben, Asher, Issachar, Manasseh, Zebulun, Ephraim, Dan, Gad, and Naphtali. The tribe of Levi is included in this also. The Levites did not have an assigned land because of their priestly duties they werespread throughout all the tribes of Israel. The thing that the Assyrians did when they conquered a land, they would exile the inhabitants to another place and move their people into the lands. This is what happened to the Northern tribes when the Assyrians invaded. These tribes were never allowed to come back into their land. In the Egyptian and Babylonian exile/slavery the Israelite’s were allowed back to their land to rebuild after the time of bondage was over.
Assyrian King Tiglath-Pileser III known as Pul started off the invasion of the Northern Kingdoms of Israel conquering Zebulun, Naphtali, Gad, and Manasseh.
1 Chronicles Ch.5:26(v26)And the Elohim of Israel stirred up the spirit of Pul king of Assyria, and the spirit of Tilgathpilneser king of Assyria, and he carried them away, even the Reubenites, and the Gadites, and the half tribe of Manasseh, and brought them unto Halah, and Habor, and Hara, and to the river Gozan, unto this day.
2 Kings Ch.15:29(v29)In the days of Pekah king of Israel came Tiglathpileser king of Assyria, and took Ijon, and Abelbethmaachah, and Janoah, and Kedesh, and Hazor, and Gilead, and Galilee, all the land of Naphtali, and carried them captive to Assyria.
20 years after the first exile of the Israelites, Assyrian king Sargon II took Samaria. This happened after his father Shalmaneser V laid waste to Samaria with a three year siege.
2 Kings, Ch.17:3-6(v3)Against him came up Shalmaneser king of Assyria; and Hoshea became his servant, and gave him presents.(v4)And the king of Assyria found conspiracy in Hoshea: for he had sent messengers to So king of Egypt, and brought no present to the king of Assyria, as he had done year by year: therefore the king of Assyria shut him up, and bound him in prison.(v5)Then the king of Assyria came up throughout all the land, and went up to Samaria, and besieged it three years.(v6)In the ninth year of Hoshea the king of Assyria took Samaria, and carried Israel away into Assyria, and placed them in Halah and in Habor by the river of Gozan, and in the cities of the Medes.
2 Kings Ch.18:11-12(v11)And the king of Assyria did carry away Israel unto Assyria, and put them in Halah and in Habor by the river of Gozan, and in the cities of the Medes:(v12)Because they obeyed not the voice of Yahuah their Elohim, but transgressed his covenant, and all that Mosheh the servant of Yahuah commanded, and would not hear them, nor do them.
Assyrian king Sennacherib, probably the most boastful king took the rest of the Northern Kingdoms and even invaded some of the Southern Kingdom of Yahudah(Judah). He is most famous for the siege of Lachish.
Isaiah Ch. 36:1-2(v1)Now it came to pass in the fourteenth year of king Hezekiah, that Sennacherib king of Assyria came up against all the defenced cities of Yahudah, and took them.(v2)And the king of Assyria sent Rabshakeh from Lachish to Jerusalem unto king Hezekiah with a great army. And he stood by the conduit of the upper pool in the highway of the fuller’s field.
Sennacherib had a large wall artifact made on the wall of his palace of the relief, at the siege of Lachish. The picture above is part of the artifact depicting Sennacherib famous and most successful invasion. This is a picture of an Assyrian officer leading Hebrew Israelites to exile. This artifact can be seen at the British Museum in London. They are stone panels taken from the South-West Palace of Sennacherib in Ninava.
Warned by the YAHWEH
YAHWEH gave the Northern Israelite tribes warnings that this would happen due to their lack of obedience. Lets check out 2 Kings 17:7-18:
(v7)For so it was, that the children of Israel had sinned against Yahuah their Elohim, which had brought them up out of the land of Egypt, from under the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and had feared other gods,(v8)And walked in the statutes of the heathen, whom Yahuah cast out from before the children of Israel, and of the kings of Israel, which they had made.(v9)And the children of Israel did secretly those things that were not right against Yahuah their Elohim, and they built them high places in all their cities, from the tower of the watchmen to the fenced city.(v10)And they set them up images and groves in every high hill, and under every green tree:(v11)And there they burnt incense in all the high places, as did the heathen whom Yahuah carried away before them; and wrought wicked things to provoke Yahuah to anger:(v12)For they served idols, whereof Yahuah had said unto them, Ye shall not do this thing.(v13)Yet Yahuah testified against Israel, and against Yahudah, by all the prophets, and by all the seers, saying, Turn ye from your evil ways, and keep my commandments and my statutes, according to all the law which I commanded your fathers, and which I sent to you by my servants the prophets.(v14)Notwithstanding they would not hear, but hardened their necks, like to the neck of their fathers, that did not believe in Yahuah their Elohim.(v15)And they rejected his statutes, and his covenant that he made with their fathers, and his testimonies which he testified against them; and they followed vanity, and became vain, and went after the heathen that were round about them, concerning whom Yahuah had charged them, that they should not do like them.(v16)And they left all the commandments of Yahuah their Elohim, and made them molten images, even two calves, and made a grove, and worshipped all the host of heaven, and served Baal.(v17)And they caused their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire, and used divination and enchantments, and sold themselves to do evil in the sight of Yahuah, to provoke him to anger.(v18)Therefore the Yahuah was very angry with Israel, and removed them out of his sight: there was none left but the tribe of Yahudah only.
70 A.D.-The Siege and Destruction of Jerusalem!
In 70 A.D Titus and the Roman army under General Vespasian attacked, siege, and destroyed Jerusalem and the temple. Yahushua predicted or prophesied about the fall of Jerusalem and the destruction of the temple.
Matthew 24:1-2–And Yahushua went out, and departed from the Temple: and His disciples came to Him for to shew Him the buildings of the Temple. And Yahushua said unto them, “See ye not all these things? Verily I say unto you, there shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.
This next passage comes from Luke 19:41-44
(v41)And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it,(v42)Saying, If thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the things which belong unto thy peace! but now they are hid from thine eyes.(v43)For the days shall come upon thee, that thine enemies shall cast a trench about thee, and compass thee round, and keep thee in on every side,(v44)And shall lay thee even with the ground, and thy children within thee; and they shall not leave in thee one stone upon another; because thou knewest not the time of thy visitation.
The Jewish wars started around 66 A.D. when the Hebrews revolted against the authority of Rome. In 70 A.D. Titus and the Roman army arrived in Jerusalem at the northern outer most wall. After five months of attacks, the walls of the famed city came tumbling down, the city was destroyed, and the temple burnt to the ground. The Hebrews were totally out numbered by the Roman army. The Hebrews had around 24,000 in their army while Rome had an army of 30,000. Over one million Hebrews where killed, 95,000 Hebrews were taken captive to Caesarea, and the rest fled to Northern and Western Africa to escape Roman persecution and slavery.
Steps the Roman army took to Destroy the great city of Jerusalem.
- Romans breach Third Wall May 25 and capture New City.
- Romans enter Second Quarter. Jews withdraw behind first wall. May 30-June 2.
- Titus’ divided attack on First Wall and the Antonia fail.
- Romans build siege wall around city.
- Romans renew assault on the Antonia. Fortress falls to Titus July 22.
- Romans burn gates and enter Temple courtyards. On August 10 Temple destroyed by fire.
- Romans burn the Lower City. September 2?
- Romans assault Herod’s Palace and enter the Upper City. Resistance ends on September 26.
Beginning April, A.D.70, Forty Years to the Week from the Crucifixion of Christ. The temple was burnt August 10, A. D. 70, the exact same day and month on which it had been burnt by the king of Babylon: Josephus, Ant. b. xx. c. 11. s. 8.
Israelite Migration to Northern and Western Africa
After the destruction of Jerusalem and the temple many Hebrews fled into Africa. Between the periods of Pompey and Julius Ceasaer about 1,000,000 Hebrews fled to Africa. The Hebrews hid and lived in Africa for over 1,500 years from 70 A.D. to 1619 A.D.
George E. Lichtblau author of “Jewish Roots in Africa” had this to say in his book about the Hebrew dispersion into Africa:
‘Pressed under sweeping regional conflicts, Jews settled as traders and warriors in Yemen, the Horn of Africa, Egypt, the kingdom of Kush and Nubia, North African Punic settlements (Carthage and Velubilis), and areas now covered by Mauritania. More migrants followed these early Jewish settlers to Northern Africa…’
Rudolf R Windsor author of “Babylon to Timbuktu” said this in his book on page 120:
‘The black Jews who migrated to the Sudan from the North converged with the Jews migrating from the eastern Sudan to the countries of the Niger River…There is much proof, and still much more to be revealed by scholars, that there existed prior to the slave trade and subsequent to it many tribes, colonies, and kingdoms in West Africa’.
The Final Thought!
Ha’ Mashiah, and if we keep walking in darkness our heritage through Him will be taken away. Wake Up Israelites and take your rightful position as a peculiar, royal priesthood, fashioned to honor, and worship the Most High KING through the Messiah Jesus Christ. To truly understand the mystery of Yah the creator we have to full examine that this is the greatest conspiracy to hit the face of this earth. Accept the Messiah as your lord and savior and repent!