KEY TO DISCOVERING THE LOST TRIBES
THE ASSYIRIAN TABLETS: HARD EVIDENCE
The Net has been called the information highway, for good reason.
That's all that's on it. Information. Information is power, right?
God has ALL the information, that's why He's ALL powerful. Isn't
information the thing that we seek constantly, all our lives? We're
taking in information every waking minute. Eat, sleep, gather
information. And then we die.
You'd think that such an important part of our existance would be treated
in a much less cavalier manner, however. You'd think that our first
priority in life would be information-proving. No one wants to act on
MIS information, do they? It'd be a hell of a life to be acting on any
and ALL information that came our way. We don't want to act on information
that will not get us to our goal. We strive for accurate information.
We want evidence that substantiates the information we've received.
When we've gathered enough evidence, we form a belief. It's our beliefs,
that found our actions. Beliefs are what we act on.
The Christain walk depends on a strong belief in God's reality. Christians
say that the Bible is God telling them about Himself; what He wants,
things He's said and done, things He's said will happen. But unless the
Bible can be somehow verified, it's no more than any other book of stories.
And being such, the things that can't be verified, like
heaven, God's constant Presense, and His provision, can hold no interest.
Our task, then, is to find as much verifiable evidence as possible, to help
us act on those UN verifiable concepts. And we can't verifiy the Bible
with itself, can we? Just because the same event is prophesied in two
different places doesn't make it true. Objective evidence is always best.
When we're sure we couldn't have made up something, we have more confidence
Of course, the best places to check prophecy are history and archeology.
On another page you find the
a wonderful tie to the Lost Tribes. More than a century before Darius the
Great commisioned Behistun rock, however, the Assyrians were watching their
borders. Their enemies the Urartians and the Medes may start gathering an
army. The Assyrians wanted to know everthing that was going on with their
foes. The border guards, and spies, would send back to the King, reports
on the movements and activities occuring in the neighboring countries.
A good king always keeps a library of books and letters, etc. In 1847,
Sir Henry Layard, uncovered the Assyrian capitol city of Ninevah. The
Royal Palace contained over 23,000 clay tablets with everything from
business deals to spy reports from the borders. It is these letters that
become the transition point in prophecy fulfillment. Like Behistun Rock,
these reports reveal the names used by the Assyrians for the different
groups of Israelites they had placed as a buffer state between them and
their enemies. With these names in hand we can trace these people and
check the prophecies about them.
The "Royal Letters" are dated about 707 BC, only fourteen years after the
fall of Samaria, the capitol city of the Kingdom of Israel. Maps showing
the deportation and subsequent
migrations of the Lost
Tribes will show you the geographical locations.
Letters number 1079 and 197 were written by Sennacherib to his father,
King Sargon. Letter 1079 tells of a resounding defeat of the army of the
Urartians. The troops were slain, and were fleeing. In the followup report
of Letter 197 we find that this all happend in the land of Gamir. We still
have one more step to go before we confirm that the Isrelites are the ones
who live in that land.
In letter 112 it's reported that a people "went forth" from the midst of
the Mannai, and into the "land of Urartu." Another Letter clearly separates
the Urartians, the Mannai and the Gamera or Ga-me-ra-a-a as distinct from
each other. The people named in Letter 112 are those Gamerraan; Cimmerians,
in English. In captivity, the Israelites were renamed Gimira and Gamera
and finally Cimmerians.
But these aren't ALL, just a smaller part of the total number of Israelites
that were deported by the Assyrians. There were many thousands of others
placed farther east. As the Persian writings on Behistun Rock show, these
people were called by a different name. Among the prayer texts of
Esarhaddon to the sun-god Shamash are several that name a people never
heard of before in history, the "Iskuza" who evidently lived among the
The name Iskuza can be easily deduced from the name "Isaac." The Israelites
referred to themselves as House of Isaac before their exile - Amos 7:9,16.
This name Isaac is the foundation for the name Scythian. Unlike the
Assyrians, who gave the Israelites a name based back in the name of the
Israelite King Omri, the Persians used the Israelites own name. History
shows that the Iskuza were called "Shuthae" by the Greeks, and "Sacae"
[also Saka and Sakka] by the Persians. Herodotus says that the Persians
called the Sacae "Scythians." The Word Scythian only means nomad or
wanderer, or one who lives in "booths." The word booth in Hebrew is
Succoth, or scooth. The connections are obvious.
So, in the Assyrian tablets we are confronted with yet more Hard Evidence
that the Israelites are not lost to history. Their names were changed.
Why some of those folks have been traced to Japan! ! One of the most common
Japanese names is Sakai. And their warriors have a name, Samurai, that is
so close to the name of the Israelite capitol, Samaria, that the connection
between Israel and Japan is virtually cemented.
In fact, the prophecy in Deuteronomy 33:17 that Israel would "push the
people to the ends of the earth," is fulfilled. When one makes the
connection between the Israelites and the Phoenicians, and, the Israelites
and the Celts/Scythians, it's blantantly evident that the Isralites were
the explorers/colonizers of all history. Those guys went everywhere.
But that's another twenty subjects.
Here we zero in on the "transitional" names of the Israeites, allowing us to
pick up their history, and thereby, reveal tens of prophecies which God has
fulfilled. What better demonstration of God's effectiveness, than wielding
some 3500 years of history!
Why, it's enough to make someone act in trust of God's Word. Faithe.
What an unshakable foundation from which to deal with doubt and adversity.
I've looked up and asked, "Are You really there God?" Then He
helps me remember the Lost Tribes and His faithfullness to them. I'm
tellin' ya, God is Number One.:-)
I thought you'd like to see an image of tablet 112 talked about above.
But before you look at it, I have to give a lot of credit for help with
E. Raymond Capt is one of my "heroes." He has done wonderful work on
many subjects. And I recommend that you visit his
His book, "Missing Links Discovered in Assyrian Tablets," is a
treasure store of Lost Tribes information, containing history,
archeology, heraldry, and etimology. Mr. Capt is a scholar and
documents well. He has given his life to disseminating God-confirming
evidence from various disciplines. He is widely travelled and is himself
a trained archeologist. Thank you, Raymond.
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