Polemics and Gossip: Are Germans Israelites, Capt?
Germans are not Israelites!
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# Germans are of the Tribe of Judah Please do some research on Raymond E. Capt.#
Raymond E. Capt may have believed that the Germans were descended from Israelites but I do not think he identified them with Judah. If he did he was mistaken.
"The Tribes" by Yair Davidiy and its replacement work "Hebrew Tribes" (soon to be published, 2021) are the most authoritative works concerning who and where the Lost Ten Tribes are. Numerous other books and articles by Yair Davidiy of Brit-Am add to this information and supplement it. Stephen Collins and Bert Otten have also done useful work as have others.
Brit-Am holds that many Israelites once were in Germany but left and migrated to North America and elsewhere. Those Israelites who from Germany moved to the USA we identify as mainly from the Tribe of Manasseh. Some descendants of Jews may have been among them.
For an interesting article on this a related matter see:
Assyria and Germany in Anglo-Israelism
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jews deported by Assyrians to GermanyBritish Israelites who adhere to the Assyria-German identification believe that a small portion of Jews were deported to Germany by the Assyrians. They cite II Kings 18: 13 which notes that the Assyrian king Sennacherib sacked several cities of Judah and captured several Jewish inhabitants. This deportation has been verified by archaeology, since an ancient Assyrian prism records Sennacherib deported a population of Judah (see Taylor and Sennacherib Prisms). This population of Judah was deported (with the House of Israel) to the Medes but British Israelites believe that the Jews and Israelites who were deported by the Assyrians to the Medes, did not stay there, but migrated over time into parts of Europe.The 14th-century Austrian Chronicle of 95 Seigneurs is usually cited by British Israelites, as it purports to trace an early Jewish settlement in Germany or Austria. The Chronicle connects the Dukes of Austria with the Jews rather than the Assyrians but states that Central Europe became to accept the Jewish faith or Jewish customs from 708 to 704 BC. British Israelites provide an answer for this: they believe since the Assyrians had long controlled parts of Europe (especially Germany) that the Germans or Austrians became to accept Jewish customs and faith in the 8th century BC because Sennacherib (who captured several cities in Judah) had deported its Jewish inhabitants into Eastern Europe along the Danube River, eventually reaching Austria and Germany. The Chronicle lists 'Jewish Kings' who began from 708 to 704 BC during which a duke called Gennan converted to Judaism. Consequently, this Jewish population intermarried with the local rulers in the regions of Austria and Hungary, the pagans were subdued and the whole country was Jewish until c. 227 CE.Often cited to support these theories, is the legend of Judaesaptan. According to the Jewish Virtual Library, this was a legendary Jewish kingdom, which several thousands of years ago sat in Austria or central Europe; it first appeared in writing in Gottfried Hagen's chronicle Reimchronik (1270).Wolfgang Lazius in the 16th century attempted to find the remains of the kingdom but was unsuccessful.
E. Raymond Capt was apparently born in Scotland but spend most of his life in the USA. He was a known lecturer on the anti-Jewish Identity Circuit.
He wrote a large number of works but from what I saw they all use old British Israelite material. I did not see anything new there. Even the pictures seemed to be taken from old British Israelite publications. [If I am wrong on this please correct me.]
His work "Missing Links Discovered in Assyrian Tablets," 1985, contains a few paragraphs and offhand remarks saying that the present-day Jews are not descended from Israelites.
This contradicts the Bible. For a list of articles on this matter, see:
Why The Jews Are Judah!
Despite his weaknesses (or maybe because of them) Capt received a lot of support.
A very expensive campaign of advertising his work was undertaken.
Prominent advertisements on the Jerusalem Post web-site promoting his work "Missing Links" were evident for quite a while.
What whoever was behind this thought they were doing I do not know.
Capt was basically an anti-Semite and his works show it.
Anyway, he was not the only one.
Some people assume that anti-Semitic attitudes and opinions are not harmful but they are.
#6. Hebrew Nations Criticism of Raymond Capt
# The first part of his work is polluted by racial anti-Jewish Aryan Nations type pagan doctrine references. #