Religion: C-Day at the Pyramid

What happened to the lost Ten Tribes of Israel? In the reign of Solomon's son Rehoboam, the nation of Israel divided; ten tribes broke away under the leadership of Jeroboam,* and two (Juda and Benjamin) remained to provide the subsequent history of the Jews. But the fate of the Ten Tribes is one of the persistent mysteries of history and a tempting lure for eager souls always waiting to rush into any vacuum of knowledge, armed with a ready-made theory and infinite capacity for inductive reasoning. In the past 100-odd years, a cult called British Israel, which estimates its membership in...

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