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There were 10 tribes, but they weren't lost. What happened was, during the Babylonian captivity of 586 BCE, the 12 tribes of Israel were expelled from the land and sent to Assyria. After 70 years, 9½ of those 12 Tribes had just assimiliated into Babylonian society, leaving only 2½ tribes returning to Israel.

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