After Assyria conquered Israel in 722 BCE, they forced many of the Israelites who had not already fled to Egypt or Judah, to resettle elsewhere in their empire. Here they absorbed the cultures and religions of the host countries and gradually lost their separate identity. Meanwhile, Assyria repopulated Israel, now known as Samaria, with subject peoples from other areas.

There's a specialist from your university waiting to help you with that essay.
Tell us what you need to have done now!

order now

This resettling and repopulating resulted in these Israelites losing their faith and identity. This has resulted in the “Ten Lost Tribes” because Israel supposedly represented ten of the total twelve tribes before Assyrian conquest.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *