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Sunday, September 10 2017

Biblical Eras: The Lost Ten Tribes Of Israel - Why?

"They left all the Commandments of the LORD their God, and made them molten images, even two calves, and made a grove, and worshipped all the host of heaven, and served Baal"

The united Kingdom of Israel was split into two kingdoms as a punishment from the LORD for King Solomon's idolatry (see Biblical Eras: Solomon's Idolatry and The Division Of Israel).

After the division of the united Kingdom of Israel into the Kingdom of Israel (the ten tribes whose tribal territories were in Samaria, Galilee and east of the Jordan River) and the Kingdom of Judah (the tribes of Judah, Benjamin and eventually all of Levi; see Biblical Eras: The Kingdoms Of North and South - Israel and Judah), the Kingdom of Israel also separated itself religiously from the LORD in Jerusalem because of, and means of, their arrogant idolatry.

As we will read, the northern Kingdom of Israel happened because of Solomon's idolatry, it then existed with their own concocted state religion of idolatry, and when the people refused the LORD's warnings to repent, they became the "lost ten tribes" because of idolatry.

Israel and Judah

The first king of the separated ten-tribes was Jeroboam. He feared that "his" people would cross the border into Judah to worship the LORD in Jerusalem (see How Did Israel Separate Itself From The Messianic King?), so he invented a national idol religion for the Kingdom of Israel (see also Idols Of Wood, Metal, Stone And Man).


"12:26 And Jeroboam said in his heart, Now shall the kingdom return to the house of David: 12:27 If this people go up to do sacrifice in the house of the LORD at Jerusalem [see Israel In History and Prophecy: The Temple], then shall the heart of this people turn again unto their lord, even unto Rehoboam king of Judah, and they shall kill me, and go again to Rehoboam king of Judah.

12:28 Whereupon the king took counsel, and made two calves of gold, and said unto them, It is too much for you to go up to Jerusalem: behold thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt. 12:29 And he set the one in Bethel, and the other put he in Dan [see Dan's Galilee Panhandle]. 12:30 And this thing became a sin: for the people went to worship before the one, even unto Dan.

12:31 And he made an house of high places, and made priests of the lowest of the people, which were not of the sons of Levi. 12:32 And Jeroboam ordained a feast in the eighth month, on the fifteenth day of the month, like unto the feast that is in Judah, and he offered upon the altar. So did he in Bethel, sacrificing unto the calves that he had made: and he placed in Bethel the priests of the high places which he had made. 12:33 So he offered upon the altar which he had made in Bethel the fifteenth day of the eighth month, even in the month which he had devised of his own heart; and ordained a feast unto the children of Israel: and he offered upon the altar, and burnt incense." (1 Kings 12:26-33 KJV)

The Levites, as the priesthood (see When Were The Levites Set Apart?), had been given towns and lands throughout all of the other tribes (see Why Were The Levites The Last To Receive Their Inheritance?). When Israel split into Israel and Judah, the Levites were the only tribe that had their people in both kingdoms. That ended however when Jeroboam drove them out because they wouldn't serve his national idolatry. All of the Levites therefore and thereafter were citizens of the Kingdom of Judah (see Three Tribes and Three Meanings and No Levites In The Lost Ten Tribes?).

"11:13 And the priests and the Levites that were in all Israel resorted to him out of all their coasts.

11:14 For the Levites left their suburbs and their possession, and came to Judah and Jerusalem: for Jeroboam and his sons had cast them off from executing the priest's office unto the LORD: 11:15 And he ordained him priests for the high places, and for the devils, and for the calves which he had made.

11:16 And after them out of all the tribes of Israel such as set their hearts to seek the LORD God of Israel came to Jerusalem, to sacrifice unto the LORD God of their fathers. 11:17 So they strengthened the kingdom of Judah, and made Rehoboam the son of Solomon strong, three years: for three years they walked in the way of David and Solomon." (2 Chronicles 11:13-17 KJV)

After the Kingdom of Israel stubbornly refused to repent, the LORD began the destruction of "their" rebel kingdom. The two and a half east of the Jordan tribes (see The Israel Of East Jordan) were the first to be taken away.

"5:25 And they transgressed against the God of their fathers, and went a whoring after the gods of the people of the land, whom God destroyed before them. 5:26 And the God 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." (1 Chronicles 5:25-26 KJV)

The LORD's wrath upon their defiant refusal to repent continued until the northern ten tribes were all gone. The northern Kingdom of Israel had lasted for about two centuries.

Only the Kingdom of Judah remained, in the south. In the place of the people of the lost ten tribes, the Assyrians brought in Babylonians (ironically, the same area of Iraq where righteous Abraham, and righteous Noah before him, were born; see Biblical Eras: The Messiah's Covenants With The Two Men Of Iraq) to work the land - those people became known as the "Samaritans" (see The Origin Of The Samaritans).

"17:18 Therefore the LORD was very angry with Israel, and removed them out of his sight: there was none left but the tribe of Judah only." (2 Kings 17:18 KJV)

Fact Finder: When did idolatry begin? How can rebellion become idolatry? When will all idolatry end?
See What Does Idol Really Mean? and The History Of Idolatry and The Idolatry Of Rebellion and Trash Day For Idols


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This Day In History

This Day In History, September 10

210 BC: Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of a unified China, died at age 49 (see also For All The Tea In China and The First Chinese American War).


506: The Church of Rome bishops of Visigothic Gaul met in the Council of Agde (see also Constantine's Crusades In History And Prophecy).

1419: John the Fearless, Duke of Burgundy was assassinated by followers of the Dauphin, the future Charles VII of France.

1224: The first Franciscan missionaries arrived in England. The Roman Catholic monks, also then known as "Grey Friars," were founded by Francis of Assisi 15 years before. England officially split with the papacy during the time of King Henry VIII (reigned 1509-1547), who established himself, and all future monarchs right to the present day, as head of the Church of England.

1419: John the Fearless, Duke of Burgundy, was assassinated by followers of the Dauphin, the future Charles VII of France.

1547: The Battle of Pinkie Cleugh, the last full scale battle between England and Scotland, resulted in a decisive victory for Edward VI.

1588: Thomas Cavendish returned to England, thereby becoming the third captain, with his crew, to circumnavigate the Earth.

Thomas Cavendish

1823: Simon Bolivar was declared President of Peru.

Simon BolĂ­var

1846: Elias Howe patented his "sewing machine," a device that permitted greater industrial production of clothing at lower cost.

1897: The Lattimer Mine Massacre: At a coal mine in Pennsylvania, a sheriff's "posse" (from the ancient Latin posse comitatus, in effect meaning posing as official) killed 19 unarmed striking miners; dozens more were wounded.

1898: Empress Elizabeth of Austria was assassinated by Luigi Lucheni, an Italian anarchist (see also The Assassination That Triggered Two World Wars).

1912: Jules Vedrines of France became the first pilot to achieve a speed of 100 miles per hour in flight.

Another Frenchman, Clement Ader, flew his steam-engine powered aircraft in 1890, while the Wright brothers did not fly their gasoline-engine powered aircraft at Kitty Hawk until 1903, 13 years later. The Wright brothers were the first to fly in the U.S. - they were not the first to fly in the world. The word "aviation" itself originated from the French name (meaning to fly like a bird) of Ader's aircraft, the Avion (see Who Was The First To Fly?).

First Flight

1914: The six-day Battle of the Marne ended during the First World War (1914-1918), halting the German advance into France.

1918: During the Russian Civil War, the Red Army captured Kazan (see also When Do Liberals Become Conservatives? and Why Are Politicians Called Left Or Right?).

1939: At the beginning of the Second World War (1939-1945), Canada declared war on Nazi Germany, joining the United Kingdom and France.

1948: US-born Mildred Gillars, accused of being Nazi wartime radio broadcaster "Axis Sally," was indicted in Washington, D.C., for treason (see also The Art Of War and Fake News - News, Or Noose?). She was convicted of treason in 1949 and sentenced to 10 to 30 years in prison. When she was paroled in 1961, after being converted to Roman Catholicism while in prison, she went to live in a Convent in Ohio. She died in 1988.

1952: The Treaty of Luxembourg was signed between Israel and Germany, whereby Germany agreed to make reparation payments to Israel for German crimes against the Jews in during the Second World War. Conrad Adenauer signed for Germany. Ironically (as news events in the coming years will plainly show), the ceremony was held at the Luxembourg City Hall, a site dictated by Adenauer's presence that day to initial the pact establishing the European Coal and Steel Community - one of the first steps that led to the formation of the new, but ancient, European Union.

1963: U.S. President John Kennedy federalized Alabama's National Guard to prevent Governor George Wallace from using guardsmen to stop public-school desegregation. 20 black students were enabled to enter college that year.

1967: The people of Gibraltar voted to remain a British dependency rather than becoming part of Spain.

2002: Switzerland, a traditionally a "neutral" country, became a member of the United Nations.

2003: Anna Lindh, the foreign minister of Sweden, was fatally stabbed while shopping.

2007: Former Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif returned to Pakistan after seven years in exile.

2008: The Large Hadron Collider at CERN, described as the biggest scientific experiment in history, was powered up in Geneva, Switzerland.




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