The Quest for the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel : To the Ends of the Earth
This book deals with the search for the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel by Jews and by Christians. Rivka Gonen discusses the various motivations for the search and the methods used by the searchers, from similarity of language, physical appearance, customs and mythology, to a re-interpretation of biblical excerpts to suit specific situations encountered by the searchers.
- Paperback | 284 pages
- 163 x 229 x 15mm | 381g
- 01 Sep 2002
- Jason Aronson Inc. Publishers
- Northvale NJ, United States
Reading on the Aztecs, the British people, or the Afghans, everyone has found mentions of the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel. So many people in so many places throughout history were fascinated by their story. What does it tell us about the nature of collective identities and the way they are built? Rivka Gonen's book is fascinating since it is the first to explore one of the most enduring myths in Western-and up to a point also in Eastern-history. -- Paul Claval, University of Paris-Sorbonne