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Whence Came They?: Israel, Britain, and the Restoration
Whence Came They? Israel, Britain and the Restoration has grown out of the author's intense desire to learn the source of the strength, the character and the nobility that was so much a part of our ancestors of the restoration. His research brought forth legends, traditions and written documents covering nearly 4,500 years. The author saw a pattern suggesting that early ...more
Hardcover, 132 pages
Published January 28th 1994 by Cedar Fort
(first published January 1994)
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May 12, 2016 Tiffany rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Lds readers, especially with ancestors from Britain
This was a quick, interesting read. I loved that the author included a selected chronology combining supposed dates of events in the scriptures and dates of important religious events in history. He expounded on many of the events and how they related to the migration of the House of Israel to Britain, with a focus that the nation of Britain was protected and preserved for many years. Many of the concepts were new to me, such as the idea that Christ visited England in his youth, or that many of ...more
I hesitate to say too much. It is a simple, Mormon slant on Holy Blood, Holy Grail (the non-fiction book that Dan Brown used as the basis for the DaVinci Code), without the historical research. It has some interesting connections between Israel and Great Britain, but lots of Old Testament rehash that was not so interesting. If you can tie in to British royalty you will find it interesting. For the rest of us, it is just another Lost Ten Tribes theory.
A joyous short read. The United Kingdom and neighboring nations have a historical role with the twelve tribes of Israel. It makes me want to go to England to places like Glastonbury and Cornwall, along with the usual tourist stops for most. I gained a lot of insight through this small book.