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The Ten Lost Tribes: A World History

Zvi Ben-Dor Benite


For over two millennia, western cultural development—and particularly the western geographic imagination—has been shaped by the myth of the ten lost tribes of Israel. From biblical times to this present day, geographers and theologians, adventurers and politicians have found meaning in the idea that some core group of humanity—the ten tribes first referenced in I Kings—had been “lost,” banished to a secret place, someday to return triumphant someday. This book reveals for the first time the tremendous extent to which this notion has been embedded at the very root of key episodes in world histo ... More

Keywords: ten tribes, world history, theology, myth, travel, geography, cartography, Biblicism, apocalypse, age of discovery

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780195307337
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307337.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Zvi Ben-Dor Benite, author
New York University