Sweden: The ‘Lost’ Tribe of Naphtali?

Could the Swedes be descendants of this ancient Israelite tribe?
Swedish Carolean soldiers of the Jamtland Regiment march under the elk flag during the Great Northern War (1719). This war is notable, in part, for the number of women that served in the Swedish army. One, Margareta von Ascheberg, served openly as Acting Regiment Colonel. There were numerous others (although disguised as men, in order to enlist).

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 identified the Swedes as descendants of these ancient Israelites.

On today’s program, host Christopher Eames examines the evidence for identifying modern-day Sweden with the northern, “hind” tribe of Naphtali.

Show Notes:

Book: The United States and Britain in Prophecy

Article: Why is Sweden Exploding?