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Ten Lost Tribes of Israel , 10 of the original 12 Hebrew tribes, which, under the leadership of Joshua , took possession of Canaan , the Promised Land, after the death of Moses. In bc the 10 tribes formed the independent Kingdom of Israel in the north and the two other tribes, Judah and Benjamin , set up the Kingdom of Judah in the south. Following the conquest of the northern kingdom by the Assyrians in bc , the 10 tribes were gradually assimilated by other peoples and thus disappeared from history. Nevertheless, a belief persisted that one day the Ten Lost Tribes would be found. Peoples who at various times were said to be descendants of the lost tribes include the Assyrian Christians , the Mormons , the Afghans, the Beta Israel of Ethiopia, the American Indians , and the Japanese. Among the numerous immigrants to the State of Israel since its establishment in were a few who likewise claimed to be remnants of the Ten Lost Tribes. The descendants of the tribes of Judah and Benjamin have survived as Jews because they were allowed to return to their homeland after the Babylonian Exile of bc.
Claims of descent from the "lost" tribes have been proposed in relation to many groups,  and some religions espouse a messianic view that the tribes will return. In the 7th and 8th centuries CE, the return of the lost tribes was associated with the concept of the coming of the messiah. The Jewish historian Josephus 37— CE wrote that "the ten tribes are beyond the Euphrates till now, and are an immense multitude and not to be estimated in numbers". Zvi Ben-Dor Benite, a professor of Middle Eastern history, states: "The fascination with the tribes has generated, alongside ostensibly nonfictional scholarly studies, a massive body of fictional literature and folktale. The scriptural basis for the idea of "10 Lost Tribes" is 2 Kings "In the ninth year of Hoshea, the king of Assyria captured Samaria and deported the Israelites to Assyria. The twelve sons fathered the twelve Tribes of Israel. In addition, some members of the Tribe of Levi, who had no land allocation, were found in the Northern Kingdom.