Babylonian Jewry

Jonathan D. Safren yonsaf at beitberl.beitberl.ac.il
Mon Nov 22 07:51:53 EST 1999


peter_kirk at sil.org wrote:

> others have recently moved to Israel. Their history is obscure, but
> many people hold that they are descendants of the Babylonian Jews.
> Others have suggested that they are descendants of the lost northern
> tribes,.
>

If my memory serves me correctly, I believe it was the late Israeli President Yitzhak
ben Zvi whosuggested, in one of his books, that Jews of Norther Iraq, Iran, Caucasus,
etc. are descended from the exiles of Northern Israel.
Someone please correct me on this one.
--
Jonathan D. Safren
Dept. of Biblical Studies
Beit Berl College
Beit Berl Post Office 44905
Israel





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