The historical tracing of the ten northern tribes westward from the Caucacus region through Europe to the British Isles by British Israel theorists, is a fascinating story to be sure.
Scripture is claimed to support the theory, by “scripture,” or course the old testament is meant, for the new testament says nothing at all about it.
If such an important thing as this were true
- since most of the old testament is addressed to “Israel,” the ten northern tribes they tell us, then most of the Bible has to be ABOUT these ten tribes, allegedly the Caucasian peoples of the west -
then surely Jesus would have known it, and passed this on to his apostles. Doesn’t it say in Luke 24:45, that Jesus “opened their understanding that they might understand the scriptures?” The same OT scriptures, the British Israelite proponents claim as chief support for their theory.
Yet we find no evidence in Acts or the epistles that the apostles believed and taught such. On the contrary, it is clear that when they used the word “Israel” it NEVER meant what the British Israel proponents say it means.