Asked in Assyria
Did Assyrians destroy the Ten Tribes of Israel?
September 23, 2009 4:26AM
In 722 BC the Assyrians conquered and took into captivity the 10 tribes of Israel. They were, however, unable to conquer the remaining two tribes in Jerusalem.
Asked in Assyria
When the Assyrians conquered Israel and scattered the ten tribes these people became known as the?
Asked in Assyria
How did the Assyrians deal with Israel after the fall?
What role did Assyrians have in the ancient state of Israel and the history of Jewish People?
Asked in Judaism
Why were the Israelites known as the ten lost tribes?
During most of the First Temple era, the twelve tribes of Israel were divided into the two kingdoms of Judah and Israel. Judah had two tribes, while Israel had ten. The ten tribes of Israel were exiled to points unknown, by the Assyrians, and are now lost to us. The two tribes of Judah, however, constitute the majority of the Jewish people today, with the addition of the Levites and a small number of each of the ten lost Israelite tribes (who had joined Judah before their exile).
Asked in Israel
What happened to Israel in 722 BC?
The Northern Kingdom was defeated by the Assyrians and incorporated into their empire. The Assyrians imported a new aristocracy from Assyria to rule and keep the ten tribes in check. The aristocracy of the ten tribes was sent to Assyria to be non-sympathetic local rulers there. The exchange of aristocracies became standard process, and when the Babylonians took over from the Assyrians, and moved into southern Israel, they too exported the aristocracy to Babylon and introduced a new aristocracy from Babylon.
Asked in Math and Arithmetic
Why did the tribes divide into ten and two?
After the death of King Solomon, the Hebrew nation split into two kingdoms. Two tribes, including the tribe of Judah and the tribe of Jacob's youngest son Benjamin, formed the Southern Kingdom of Israel. The other 10 tribes, centered around Samaria made up the Northern Kingdom of Israel. In the year of 722 BC, the Assyrians conquered the Kingdom of Israel and sent the ten tribes into exile leaving two tribes left.
Asked in Judaism, Old Testament, History of Judaism
What was the political condition during the time of the prophet Hosea?
Asked in Israel, Old Testament
What people caused the fall of Israel and scattered the ten tribes?
The Assyrians destroyed Israel in 722 BCE and scattered the people throughout their empire, where the former Israelites assimilated the local cultures and religion, and lost their separate ethnic identity. The Assyrians renamed Israel as Samaria and brought people from other parts of their empire into Samaria.
Who are the lost tribe of the bible and were they African?
The Ten Lost Tribes of Israel were ten of the twelve tribes of the Ancient Israelites who were defeated by the Assyrians and forcibly deported (as was common Assyrian custom). They lost their distinctive Israelite heritage. There is some speculation as to whether some of the lost tribes of Israel were African, but most people believe that the Lost Tribes of Israel merely lost their distinctive heritage and became part and parcel of other ethnic and religious groups in the Middle East.
Asked in Ancient History, Israel, History
Who conquered Israel in 722 B.C scattering the 10 tribes across their empire?
The Assyrians conquered the 10 northern tribes, and used their usual technique of exchanging aristocracies between different peoples, so that they were each ruled by an upper class which did not sympathise with the lower classes who they ruled on behalf of the Assyrians. The Israelite upper class was sent to areas in Assyria to rule them. However the 10 tribes remained in Israel, ruled by an imported upper class.
Asked in Israel
How many tribes did Israel have after solomons death?
Asked in Ancient History, Mesopotamia, History
Why did two emerging empires within the Fertile Crescent gained control of Israel and Judah respectively?
Asked in Old Testament
How do you find out which tribe of Israel you belong to?
Were any of the Ten Lost tribes Cherokee?
If the question refers to the reputed "ten lost tribes" of Israel, they would have been Semitic, not American Indian. Ethnically, there is no relationship between the Israelites and the Cherokee. Moreover, the American Indians had allready been in the Americas for thousands of years before the destruction of Israel in 722 BCE. Biblical legend has it that there were twelve tribes of the Hebrew people, ten of whom lived in the northern Hebrew kingdom of Israel and two tribes in southern Judah. When the Assyrians finally conquered Israel, they deported many of the inhabitants, replacing them in what was now the Assyrian province of Samaria, with conquered peoples from elsewhere in the empire. The former Israelites gradually assimilated into their host communities, adopting their religions and cultures, until they entirely lost their ethnic identity. Thus, the legend of the ten lost tribes.
Asked in The Bible
Which came first the ten commandments or did the israelites form the ten tribes first?