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The Ten Lost Tribes: A World History

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The legendary story of the ten lost tribes of Israel has resonated among both Jews and Christians down through the centuries: the compelling idea that some core group of humanity was ''lost'' and exiled to a secret place, perhaps someday to return triumphant. In The Ten Lost Tribes, Zvi Ben-Dor Benite shows for the first time the extent to which the search for the lost ...more
Hardcover, 302 pages
Published September 1st 2009 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published August 7th 2009)
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Josh
Feb 03, 2010 Josh rated it did not like it
Sadly, I found this to be a poorly written book on a very interesting topic. I was reminded of a professor who has been collecting lots of research and information and desperately needs an audience to listen. Thus, his students become the victims of this regurgitation. The writing was dry and very long winded. Professor Benite spent paragraph after paragraph telling things that could have been explained in a few sentences. Furthermore, I had a hard time figuring out what exactly Professor ...more
Matt
Feb 18, 2013 Matt rated it did not like it
I was excited when I finally got this book from the library. Unfortunately, the book was just way too dry and meandering to be of much use. I barely made it through the 30+ page introduction, and gave up somewhere in chapter 1. If you are interested in the way the ten tribes hold our imagination and reading chapters about the esoteric psychological and emotional hold they have on one's nationalistic and religious psyche, then dive right in. This was written by an academic trying to impress his ...more
Joan Porte
Sep 06, 2015 Joan Porte rated it it was ok
There is a lot of terrific information here about the ten tribes. I just wish he had a clearer writing style.
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