lost tribes

lost tribes

noun
the members of the ten tribes of ancient Israel who were taken into captivity in 722 b.c. by Sargon II of Assyria and are believed never to have returned to Palestine. II Kings 17:1–23.
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Old Testament the lost tribes the ten tribes deported from the N kingdom of Israel in 721 bc and believed never to have returned to Palestine

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