Great Britain: The ‘Lost’ Tribe of Ephraim?

Could the British be descendants of this ancient Israelite tribe?
Representatives of Commonwealth Armed Forces depicted marching into battle during World War II. Left to right: soldiers from India, East Africa, South Africa, New Zealand, Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom. (1942)
Artist: Lucas. Printed By: J. Weiner | Public Domain

The identity of the “Lost 10 Tribes” of Israel has intrigued people for millennia. While the identity of the Jews—those of the southern Kingdom of Judah—remains known, what about those 10 tribes of the northern Kingdom of Israel, conquered and deported long before by the Assyrian Empire? Genesis 49 contains detailed prophecies for each these tribes, identifying their national characteristics “in the last days” (verse 1). So they must be on the scene, somewhere.

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In his seminal work The United States and Britain in Prophecy, Herbert W. Armstrong established that the Lost 10 Tribes migrated up into Europe and formed individual nations. He specifically highlighted the identity of the United States as the tribe of Manasseh, and Britain and her Commonwealth as the tribe of Ephraim—the tribe prophesied to become a “company of nations” (Genesis 35:11, 48:19).

On today’s program, host Christopher Eames examines the evidence for identifying modern-day Great Britain, and the British Commonwealth, as the tribe of Ephraim.

Show Notes:

Book: The United States and Britain in Prophecy

Book: The New Throne of David

Booklet: Australia—Where to Now?

Booklet: South Africa in Prophecy

Article: The UK’s Break from Europe

Article: God Promised David an Everlasting Throne—What Happened to It?