Evidence from non-Biblical Sources (22 December 2016, 22 Kislev, 5777)
We received a request for Secular (Non-Biblical) Proofs that the Lost Ten Tribes went to Western Europe. Fulfillment of Biblical Prophecy is evidence. The fact is that without the Bible the proofs in question may not mean much.
Nevertheless, secular also evidence exists. Here is part of it.
DNA studies show that the majority of people in the west have haplotypes that originated in the Miidle East. They also admit that the DNA haplotypes they now have (such as R1b) were either non-existent or very rare in Western Europe a few thousands years ago. This, and much more like it, is consistent with the Ten Tribes having come tot he west from the arewa of Israel some time after 700 BCE. DNA is complicated. Similar evidence exists concerning female mtDNA. There is some DNA evidence that many among western nations originated in the Middle East. DNA is also influenced by environment. The situation is not clear. More research needs to be done. For the moment it is enough to know that DNA findings on the whole do not contradict Brit-Am beliefs. To some degree they substantiate them. We have more than a 150 DNA scientific sources that in effect confirm our findings, see:
Genetical Evidence. About a Hundred and Fifty DNA Sources Confirming Brit-Am Beliefs!
There is a trail of megalithic monuments connecting Western Europe with the area of Israel, Jordan, and the Middle East. This pathways delineates the migratory routes by which Israelites moved westward. This was predicted in the Bible.
"Set yourself up stone monuments [menhirs, dolmens] and high heaps of stones [cairns] [i.e. Megalithic monuments!]. Set your heart towards the prepared way: The way in which you went. Turn back o virgin of Israel, return unto these cities of yours."
The early inhabitants of the British Isles andits neighbors did not call themselves "Celts" as is commonly supposed but rather "Iberi" or "Hiberi." These names mean Hebrews. They called themselves Hebrews!
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The early inhabitants of peoples in Western Europe had Tribal Names identical, or very similar to, the names of Israelite Tribes and Tribal clans recorded in the Bible.
The early inhabitants of the British Isles and of France as well as those of Scandinavia had religious practices and idols similar to those of the pagan peoples surrounding Israel in ancient times. The Ten Tribes had been exiled because they went in the ways of the nations around them (2-Kings 17).
The early inhabitants of the British Isles and of France also had practices reminiscent to those the Israelites. The early "Celtic" church in the British Isles was considered "Jewish" because of its practices.
Irish Mythology speaks of Migratory Paths from the Middle East area and of Ancestors whose names are reminiscent of Israelites.
Jewish tradition speak of the Ten Tribes as being in the region of Western Europe and the British Isles including Ireland.
Irish and Welsh haved many words and linguistic characteristic derived from Hebrew.
English has many words and linguistic characteristic derived from Hebrew.
Scandinavian and Germanic Languages
Scandinavian tongues appear to have links to both Hebrew and Aramaic dialects. Archaeology shows that the Israelite Tribes east of the Jordan spoke a mixed Hebrew-Aramaic dialect.
The attitudes and traditions of the nations in question appear in some cases to presuppose a Hebrew heritage.
Family Consideration. Finns, Netherlands, Irish.
Independent studies show the Israelite origins of the Finns, Dutch, Irish, and others. The Family Consideration is that what applies to the peoples in question is also pertinent to their kith and kin elsewhere.
Bronze Age Scandinavia
The practices and crafts of Bronze Age Scandinavia had close and acknowledged parallels to those from the Middle East, Egypt, etc. This is consistent with an origin from that area.
Ethnic Migrations: Israelites moved along two main pathways.
(1. One went via the Sea to the west via the Mediterranean. They were captive colonists of the Assyrians conducted by Phoenician and Philistine ships in Assyrian service. This included a temporary sojourn by some in Spain and Portugal.
(2. Others Other Israelites were taken to the north by the Assyrians. They merged with, or became identified as, the Cimmerians and Scythians. These moved further northward and then westwards into western Europe. They are identified with the peoples of Gomer and referred to as Lost Israelites in Hosea chs, 1 and 2.