The Jews were carried captive to Babylon, 586 B. C. Seventy years later they were returned under the proclamation of Cyrus. Ezra and Nehimiah, their leaders, report only the tribes of Judah and Benjamin with the Levites as returning.
What became of the lost tribes? Many students of history believe that the Anglo-Saxons in England and America, with the Norse nations, are the direct descendants of these tribes. For they have the same characteristics, and answer the graphic descriptions of prophecy.
Two hundred verses of the prophets assert in the
most positive manner that PEOPLE FROM ALL THE
TWELVE TRIBES SHALL RETURN TO PALESTINE and
make that a central and model nation. Only onefourth part of the new nation will be Jews, if the prophecies are true. If the Jews become a nation there without the other tribes, then the prophecies are false. In the small plan of the city the places for Jews are left light and the department of the nine other tribes are shaded. See page 203.
The Master of Nazareth chose twelve apostles "to sit upon twelve thrones and rule the twelve tribes of Israel. " For each tribe had a prince in ancient times. See Matthew, nineteenth chapter. These apostles stood for the "twelve foundations," of the home, arts, letters, science, culture, marriage, religion, familism, rulership, industry, wealth and commerce. In the New Testament it says that twelve thousand of each of the tribes will be sealed for the city. This " 144,000 stood with the Lamb on Mount Zion, " which is in Jerusalem.
Christ stood for all these basic things, these funda