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Old 03-02-2010, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Caracas, Venezuela
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My Great grandmother was Yasmeen Manassa, married to Moussa (Moses) Chalala. Both were born in Lebanon, in the Middle East. Their family names definitely relates them to israelite origins. Manassa son of Joseph, son of Jacob, son of Isaac, son of Abraham. Chalala is a hebrew description of the son of any jewish female married to someone of lower social or religious status.

The Manassas belong to a well known family in Lebanon especially in the region of Kesrouan mainly in a town named Ghosta, the home of my great grandmother. Almost all the inhabitants are of the Manassa family.

I once posted in a Jewish forum the question about the possibility of the lebanese Manassas being descendants of the Manassa tribe and got two nearly insulting answers. One moderator said he wondered if I was trying to create a link with such illustrious biblical patriarchs. The other said that family names could originate in a trade practiced by an ancestor like for example "Joseph the Carpenter".

I would like to hear something in relation of the so called "lost tribes of Israel" As far as I know the Manassas are not lost and the vote in the elections all over the middle east and mainly in Lebanon.

What do You think?
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Old 03-03-2010, 01:51 PM
 
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Nagib,

Your best source for finding answers to your question might be Flavius Josephus, a first-century Jewish historian. Following is a link to one discussion:

The 10 Lost Tribes of Israel

Another source is a book and also a DVD presented as a program on A&E titled "Quest for the Lost Tribes" by Simcha Jacobovici. You can read interesting reviews of the book on any of the major book seller's websites.

This can be a confusing subject because some commentators say that the tribes were never really lost. Another said that the tribe of Manasseh (their spelling) was recently discovered in northeast India.
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Old 03-04-2010, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Whiteville Tennessee
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Nagib,

Your best source for finding answers to your question might be Flavius Josephus, a first-century Jewish historian. Following is a link to one discussion:

The 10 Lost Tribes of Israel

Another source is a book and also a DVD presented as a program on A&E titled "Quest for the Lost Tribes" by Simcha Jacobovici. You can read interesting reviews of the book on any of the major book seller's websites.

This can be a confusing subject because some commentators say that the tribes were never really lost. Another said that the tribe of Manasseh (their spelling) was recently discovered in northeast India.
And some people believe that one of the things Jesus was doing during the years of his life that the Bible makes no mention of 12-33, he was traveling to east India to study with these people.
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