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Lost Tribes   /lɔst traɪbz/   Listen
Lost Tribes

The ten Tribes of Israel that were deported into captivity in Assyria around 720 BC (leaving only the tribes of Judah and Benjamin).

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"Lost Tribes" Quotes from Famous Books

... being more than common idle on one day out of seven, whether they have been taught so much of what is essential by some earlier missionary, or whether they may be the corrupted descendants of the Lost Tribes (whom they do not, however, at all resemble outwardly, being, I must admit, of prepossessing appearance), I can only conjecture. This Apollon of theirs, in his graven images (of which there are many), carries a bow and arrows, fiery darts of the wicked, another point in common ...
— In the Wrong Paradise • Andrew Lang

Words linked to "Lost Tribes" :   Twelve Tribes of Israel, Tribes of Israel

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