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"An important prophecy or prophetic promise by the Most High was that He “shall turn back the captivity (or captives)” of His people, Israel, in the end-time.

They were sent into captivity, they went into exile, they were sent into dispersion, they were scattered among the Gentile nations because they did not obey the voice of Yahuweh, they did not observe to do all the words of the Teaching (Law).  Likewise, their return to the land is accompanied by, or preceded by, their return (turning back) to Yahuweh and to obey His voice.

This physical return to the land of Israel is not the important issue at stake.  No, the all-important requisite and essential goal is that they turn back to Him and obey His voice and observe to do all the words of the Teaching!"

Excerpts from "Come Out of Her, My People" by the Institute for Scripture Research


"The Assyrians practiced a unique method of controlling newly conquered lands during this time period: They scattered the leading citizens among different nations, then moved other conquered leaders into the newly subjugated land.  All were thus destablilized and less likely to unite and revolt."

Excerpts from "Redeemed Israel Reunited and Restored" by Batya Ruth Wootten


  6 'In the ninth year of Hoshea the king of Assyria took Samaria, and carried Israel away into Assyria, and placed them in Halah and in Habor by the river of Gozan, and in the cities of the Medes.'

11 "And this whole land shall be a desolation, and an astonishment; and these nations shall serve the king of Babylon seventy years. "  (KJV)

23 "And they came in, and possessed it; but they obeyed not thy voice, neither walked in thy law; they have done nothing of all that thou commandedst them to do: therefore thou hast caused all this evil to come upon them:"  (KJV)

24 "Behold the mounts, they are come unto the city to take it; and the city is given into the hand of the Chaldeans, that fight against it, because of the sword, and of the famine, and of the pestilence: and what thou hast spoken is come to pass; and, behold, thou seest it."  (KJV)

Jerusalem is about to be given into the hand of the Chaldeans, and into the hand of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon.

  2 "In the first year of his reign I Daniel understood by books the number of the years, whereof the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah the prophet, that he would accomplish seventy years in the desolations of Jerusalem."  (KJV)


Assyrian Conquest  (WWW.AISH.COM)  (09/13/10)

History and Timeline of Israel and Judah  (HTTP://JEWSANDJOES.COM)

The Babylonian Captivity of The House of Judah  (HTTP://MEMBERS.TNNS.NET)  (03/26/11)

The House of Judah Today  (WWW.ENSIGNMESSAGE.COM)  (03/26/11)

The End of the Exile For The Northern Kingdom  (HTTP://AVIEL-8.XANGA.COM)