Thursday, March 17, 2011

Did the 10 Lost Tribes Make Their Way to Japan?

Updated

Remember this post, where I was disappointed not finding the English section of the 10 lost tribes book

Well, I found another book about the 10 lost tribes and the descendants of Moshe Rabbeinu, and this one has an English section in the back.
Anyways, on p.24 (pdf p.39) of that book, there's the following paragraph:
According to Milead's «History of Japan», 1879, he identifies
the Japanese with them; As they arrived in Japan about 2400
yr's ago; and the name of the first king was Hosea Ben 'Alo,
etc.
That's הושע בן אלה - as in the last King of Israel.

Really?

Update: Someone emailed this link to me. Interesting.

5 Comments:

At Thu Mar 17, 07:23:00 PM 2011, Blogger Moriah said...

There is a series of videos on this topic on Youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjCIWEFjE-E

 
At Thu Mar 17, 07:50:00 PM 2011, Blogger Devorah said...

(quoting Moriya's Place)
I have always been fascinated that the name "Moriya" is also a place in Japan. Moriya is a city in Japan, northeast of Tokyo. Moriya is the name of the sacred mountain, הר המוריה, (Mount Moriya) that housed the two Temples (Bais HaMikdash) in Jerusalem, and will house the third and final Bais HaMikdash, may that day be soon.

http://moriyasplace.blogspot.com/2011/03/are-japanese-related-to-jews.html

 
At Fri Mar 18, 10:59:00 AM 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Considering that the Japanese look oriental, does this mean that the tribes who reached Japan intermarried there?

 
At Fri Mar 18, 11:26:00 AM 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anon,

While I am certainly not expert, I do not think that we could discount this possibility. How else would we explain the phenotypical differences among Jews in general, starting with Sepahradim and Ashkenazim.

This leads to the interesting issue of the halachic status of the lost tribes.

HaSepahradi

 
At Mon Dec 19, 07:09:00 PM 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I always wondered if anyone has done any work love to hear halachic statues of 10 lost tribes .

 

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