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Israel in America

The Wanderings of the Lost Ten Tribes from Mikveigh Yisrael to Timothy McVeigh

ROYAL FAMILY TREES in the early modern period often began with Adam and Eve, and carried on without shame to the most contemporary representatives of that illustrious lineage. In principle, this was easily accomplished. Everyone knew that Noah had divided the world among his three sons, each of whom was given divine title either to Europe (Japheth), Asia (Shem) or Africa (Ham).1 The discovery of the American Indians, however, demanded a bit of creativity, since there was no apparent mention of the New World in Genesis, so distant as it was from the scene of biblical events. Columbus himself had no difficulty with their discovery. He died in the belief that he had landed on the east coast of Asia: the Indians were Asiatics, and their presence was interesting but unremarkable. Columbus reported in his journal that when he sent a reconnaissance party into the interior, he included one Luis de Torres, a converso who "understood Hebrew and Chaldean and even some Arabic." Torres was meant to be the interpreter should the expedition encounter any Hebrew-speaking Indians.2 It was entirely possible, Columbus reasoned, that these strange people might be the barbarized descendants of the Ten Tribes of Israel whose fate was described in the biblical canon itself.

Israel in AmericaThe Wanderings of the Lost Ten Tribes from Mikveigh Yisrael to Timothy McVeighDavid S. KatzROYAL FAMILY TREES in the early modern period often began with Adam and Eve, and carried on without shame to the most contemporary represent
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