Definition of Lost Tribes

1. Noun. The ten Tribes of Israel that were deported into captivity in Assyria around 720 BC (leaving only the tribes of Judah and Benjamin).

Lexicographical Neighbors of Lost Tribes

Loris gracilis
Lorraine cross
Los Alamos
Los Angeleno
Los Angelenos
Los Angeles
Los Angelization
Loschmidt's number
Lost River Range
Lost Tribes (current term)
Lost Wages
Lot's wife
Lota lota
Lotario di Segni
Lothian Region

Literary usage of Lost Tribes

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The World's Wit and Humor: An Encyclopedia of the Classic Wit and Humor of by Lionel Strachey (1912)
"The Ten Lost Tribes of Israel THAT the lost ten tribes of Israel may be found in London, is a discovery which any person may suppose he has made, ..."

2. The Mound Builders: Being an Account of a Remarkable People that Once by John Patterson MacLean (1904)
"•There has been a vast amount of discussion relative to the ten lost tribes of Israel. The literature upon this subject is extensive and somewhat amusing as ..."

3. The Monthly Review by Charles William Wason (1841)
"... might, fbr all the good effect the debate had had, all of them been quietly enjoying their night's rest." ART. V.—The Nestorians; or, the Lost Tribes. ..."

4. Narrative and Critical History of America by Justin Winsor (1889)
"... 1768), finds traces of the lost tribes among the Delawares, and repeats a story of the Indians long ago selling the same sacred book to the whites with ..."

5. Report of the Annual Meeting (1855)
"On ike Lost Tribes of Israel. By JAMES KENNEDY, LL.B. On the non-Russian Populations of Russia in Europe. By HG LATHAM, MD, FRS To the present communication ..."

6. The Chinese Repository by Elijah Coleman Bridgman, S. W. Williams (1834)
"155—159), that there are no such lost tribes to be found, for the decree of Cyrus, (BC 536) inviting the people of the Lord God of heaven to go and rebuild ..."

7. The American Indian (Uh-nish-in-na-ba) by Elijah Middlebrook Haines (1888)
"Speculation of Ethnologists—Lost Tribes of Israel—Resemblance Between the Indians and People of Asia—Language of Northeastern Asia Similar to American ..."

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