The Behistun Rock Inscriptions

The inscriptions on the famous Behistun Rock in Persia, were first investigated last century by Sir Henry Rawlinson. The translation of these inscriptions provides an amazing link between the lost ten tribes of Israel and the Anglo-Saxons who later populated the British Isles. These ancient inscriptions overlook the highroad out of Media into Babylonia, and are carved in the solid rock which towers 1,700 feet above the plain. They were written in three different languages, namely Persian, Susian and Babylonian, by the ancient Persian king Darius the Great. A well-known fact to archaeologists is that the ancient Assyrian and Babylonian names for Israel were respectively, Kumri and Ghimri.

On the Behistun Rock the Persian text mentions the Sakae, from whom the Saxons descended, while in the corresponding Babylonian text these same people are called the Ghimri, who were none other than the lost ten-tribed House of Israel. As Sir Henry Rawlinson himself stated: "We have reasonable grounds for regarding the Ghimri, or Cimerians, who first appeared on the confines of Assyria and Media in the seventh century (B.C.) and the Sakae of the Behistun Rock, nearly two centuries later, as identical with Israel." As another writer has said, "Here, therefore, we have undeniable proof that those whom the Persians called the Sakae were none other than the Ghimri or children of Israel!

The great chain is thus complete, both scripturally and historically, every link bearing witness to the truth that the Angles and Saxons who wandered into the Isles of the West... were literal descendants of the long-lost House of Israel."

A mass of evidence is available which demonstrates the Israel origin of the various tribes that moved into the British Isles from about A.D. 450 onwards. Although they came in as Angles, Saxons, Jutes, Danes, Scots and Normans, they were all of the same racial origin.

Sir Arthur Keith, F.R.S., M.D., F.R.C.S., L.L.D., D.Sc., a leading authority, has said: "We are the descendants of Celts, Saxons, Angles, Jutes, Danes, Normans, Flemings and Huguenots. Although it is true today, just as in the days of Tacitus, that dark-haired people of Mediterranean origin lived in Southern Ireland, notwithstanding these exceptions, we may rightly look upon the British people as the least mongrel, the most uniform to be found in any country in Europe."

Jews recognise the problem

    "The fate of the lost ten tribes is a mystery which has a peculiar fascination for some minds. While not a link is missing of the historical chain so far as the remnant of the House of Judah is concerned, the Israelites who were subjugated by the Assyrian power disappear from the pages of history as suddenly and completely as though the land of captivity had swallowed them up. ... The scriptures speak of a future restoration of Israel, which is clearly to include both Judah and Ephraim (i.e. the ten tribes). The problem, then, is reduced in its simplest form. The ten tribes are certainly in existence. All that has to be done is to discover which people represent them." - Jewish Encyclopaedia, vol. XII, p.249.

Source: 'Voice of Revival'