The Netherlands: The ‘Lost’ Tribe of Zebulun?

Could the Dutch be descendants of this ancient Israelite tribe?
17th century Dutch ship, de Ooeivaar (The Stork), of the East India trading company. Anchored at Hoorn, northern Holland. Lorenzo a Castro, “A Dutch East-Indiaman off Hoorn” (1686).

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 United States and British Commonwealth represent the tribes of Manasseh and Ephraim, respectively—one tribe prophesied to become a great nation,and the other, a company, or commonwealth, of nations. While his book focused primarily on those two birthright tribes, Mr. Armstrong also identified the Dutch as descendants of the ancient Israelites.

On today’s program, host Christopher Eames examines the evidence for identifying the modern-day Netherlands, and the Dutch people, as the sea-faring tribe of Zebulun. He also examines some of the evidence for the modern identity of the tribe of Issachar.

Show Notes:

Book: The United States and Britain in Prophecy

Book: South Africa in Prophecy