Isaiah 11:12: “And he shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth.” Here the Ten Tribes of outcasts are distinguished from the “dispersed of Judah.” That promise has never been fulfilled. But where are they? “That they will be found does not admit of any reasonable doubt,” assures Willson.
The ten lost tribes of Israel were carried away by Salmanasar, in the reign of Hezekiah, more than six hundred and fifty years before Christ.
While it is alleged Paleo-Indians entered North America via the Bering Strait in the Palaeolithic Age ending in 10,000 BC, we see the ten lost tribes of Israel would have crossed the Bering Strait in 650 BC, which was 350 years after the end of the Neolithic Age.
Willson continues, “The king of Assyria, in the sixth year of Hezekiah carried away Israel beyond the Caspian Sea.” II Kings 43:2: “And the king of Assyria did carry away Israel unto Assyria and put them in Halah and Habor, by the river Gozan, and in the cities of the Medes.”
The river of the Medes is Gihon, which enters the Caspian Sea on south, through ancient Media. There was no other way for the colony of Hebrews than toward the Bering Strait. That journey would have required one year and six months. Bering’s Strait is forty miles and is even now frozen over in winter, and much more would it be then.
Hebrew-named Mount Elias is 17,900 feet high at the north end of the Rocky Mountains and in north latitude sixty degrees. On the border of Alaska and the Yukon, it must have been named in remembrance of Elijah upon Mount Carmel. “Nothing would have been more natural than that these exiled Hebrews should have called it a name which they almost venerated,” writes Willson.
Going further south, through and then south of Alberta, the names of rivers are more clearly Hebrew:
“Great garden” is derived from “a God” and “gen garden.” “Ohio” is “Jehovah” pronounced without the points. The Pottowattamy Indians call the Mississippi “Mishapawaw” which is plainly derived from “Mesah” (Moses) and “Pawaw” (Father), which means “Father Moses, and we call it the Father of Waters.
The names of tribes and towns are clearly of Hebrew origin. (From “Ancient Antiquities,” The Ten Tribes of Israel by Timothy Jenkins, p. 13.)
So the above coin, or a curious precursor of coins, may be representative of the lost arts of the ten tribes of Israel, who passed through Alaska, Canada, and into the U.S. These may very well be the artistic seeds of exiled Israel, scattered along their journey through Alberta. On additional photos not depicted, Jonah and the fish appear as one depiction on a similar coin; perhaps as much in their consciousness as Mount Elias: named in remembrance of Elijah.
On more than one of these coins I discovered in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada – brought in with small rock from an Alberta quarry – we see a lit torch with fire. Light serves as the symbol of good and the beautiful and of all that is positive. The symbolism of light reaches even higher. Divine revelation is itself a revelation of light! The righteous people (tzadikim) in the Garden of Eden are said to “bask in the light of Shekhinah [the Divine presence],” and even G-d Himself is described as “my light and my salvation” (Psalms 27:1).
Considering the lit torches in these coins, the use of light as a symbolic expression – of the positive aspect of reality – is not limited to the realm of language. It is here realized in the creative use of light and lamps as concrete means of expression. These symbolize and point to an essence that contains holiness, in all its different appearances in reality: In the sanctity of place (in the Holy of Holies in the Temple), in the sanctity of time (on the Sabbath and Festivals) and in the sanctity and importance of events (on special occasions).
The period in which the First Temple stood in Jerusalem is known in academic literature as the First Temple period (c.1000–586 BCE). We see the ten lost tribes of Israel would have crossed the Bering Strait in 650 BC,
Were these ancient coins, which crossed the Bering Strait, associated in ay way with Solomon’s Temple? Or were they created along the arduous journey through Alberta, abundant in quarries then and now. One thing for sure: In the days ahead there will be eschatological -related surprises, as exiles who became American “Indians” will be returning home to meet their Messiah….