My Note: Israelites swallowed up among the Gentiles Ref. Scripture Hosea 8:8-9
These Israelites are not the people we call Jews today.
8:8 ¶Israel is swallowed up: now
shall they be among the Gentiles as a vessel
wherein is no pleasure.
9 For they are gone up to Assyria, a wild ass alone by himself: Ephraim hath hired lovers.
None of the Israelites from the first group were included in the remnant who returned with Ezra and Nehemiah in 455 B C as did some of the Babylonian captives from Judah. They had long since scattered to the east and north 100 years earlier.
Please log unto and read #1020 for further information on these ten tribes and their whereabouts today.
Complete text: Hosea 8:1 ¶Set
the trumpet to thy mouth. He shall come as an eagle against the house of
the LORD, because they have transgressed my covenant, and trespassed against
2 Israel shall cry unto me, My God, we know thee.
3 Israel hath cast off the thing that is good: the enemy shall pursue him.
4 They have set up kings, but not by me: they have made princes, and I knew it not: of their silver and their gold have they made them idols, that they may be cut off.
5 Thy calf, OSamaria, hath cast thee off; mine anger is kindled against them: how long will it be ere they attain to innocency?
6 For from Israel was it also: the workman made it; therefore it is not God: but the calf of Samaria shall be broken in pieces.
was the capital of the northern kingdom of Israel.
Judah's capital city was Jerusalem.
7 For they have sown the wind, and they
shall reap the whirlwind: it hath no stalk: the bud shall yield no meal:
if so be it yield, the strangers shall swallow it up.
8 ¶Israel is swallowed up: now shall they be among the Gentiles as a vessel wherein is no pleasure
.Israel, not Judah!
9 For they
are gone up to Assyria, a wild ass alone
by himself: Ephraim hath hired lovers.
10 Yea, though they have hired among the nations, now will I gather them, and they shall sorrow a little for the burden of the king of princes.
11 Because Ephraim hath made many altars to sin, altars shall be unto him to sin.
12 I have written to him the great things of my law, but they were counted as a strange thing.
13 They sacrifice flesh for the sacrifices of mine offerings, and eat it; but the LORD accepteth them not; now will he remember their iniquity, and visit their sins: they shall return to Egypt.
14 For Israel hath forgotten his Maker, and buildeth temples; and Judah hath multiplied fenced cities: but I will send a fire upon his cities, and it shall devour the palaces thereof.
You will find further information in pamphlet #1064.
Also read pamphlet #6026.
#535 is must read for any one interested in who their ancestors were.
Also read what Christ revealed to John in Revelations 2:9
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