Steven Collins: New Books

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This study has been released as a four-book set chronologically tracing the origins, history, migrations and empires of the tribes of Israel. Their locations in the modern world are also identified. Most modern history texts examine ancient history ethnocentrically from the viewpoints of ancient Rome and Greece. This has led to a warped view of history as the ancient propaganda of Greek and Roman tyrants has been uncritically accepted as a correct accounting of history. My four book series examines world history from the standpoint of the tribes of Israel, most particularly, the supposedly "lost" ten tribes of Israel. All of these four books combine biblical accounts and secular histories in their narratives about the Israelite tribes. While based on my original book, The "Lost" Ten Tribes of Israel...Found! - the new books will include much new historical information as well as photographs, illustrations and maps not found in my first book. All books will have full indexes. Much of the new information was gained when I was allowed access to an extensive private library that housed many rare books offering new perspectives and information about the Israelite tribes in history. Some of these original books date to the 1600s and 1700s.

My new books tale no positions for or against any Christian denominations or organizations. People of all Christian organizations will find them to interesting and supportive of their faith in a literal understanding of the Bible.

Here are the topical descriptions of each book:

THE ORIGINS AND EMPIRE OF ANCIENT ISRAEL
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This book begins with the call of Abraham and the elements of the unconditional Covenant which God made with Abraham and his descendants. It examines the interpersonal dynamics of the families of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and the ancient culture within which they lived and built relationships with God. Modern readers will encounter several surprises as these Patriarchal families are discussed. The family of Jacob and his twelve sons, the progenitors of the tribes of Israel, is examined in depth, and the insights about their successes and dysfunctional qualities offer guidance for locating and identifying their descendants from that time forward.


Physical evidence of the Israelites' being a slave people in Egypt is presented, and evidence that the names of several biblical personalities was preserved in an often-overlooked historical source. Strong evidence is also presented that the real Mt. Horeb, on which Moses and the Israelites received the Torah and made a covenant with God, is not in Egypt's Sinai desert, but rather in another location identified both in the Bible and by physical evidence existing to this day.


The role of the Israelite tribes in the ancient Sea Peoples is shown to parallel accounts about them in the book of Judges. This book then reveals new information about King David, the warrior king who united the tribes of Israel, made lasting alliances with Tyre and Sidon, and built an Israelite Empire. Both the Bible and secular history contain evidence that David's forces crushed the Assyrian Empire (which fueled Assyria's desire for revenge upon Israel in later centuries). Greek historians discussed much about the power of the Phoenician Empire from about 1100-700 B.C., and they identified the land of Israel as being part of the homeland of Phoenicia's Empire. Much evidence is offered that the Phoenician Empire was, in fact, the Empire of Israel and its allies from Tyre and Sidon. King Solomon then presided over a Golden Age of scientific learning and global exploration that was made possible by the world dominance of the Phoenician Empire led by Israel. The "birthright" and "sceptre" promises, made to the tribes of Joseph and Judah, respectively, reached an ancient apex at that time. This Golden Age was short and began to fade as Solomon abandoned God and turned to idols in his old age.


The critical ethnic and historical difference between "Israel" and "Judah" is made clear in this book. Unless modern Christians understand this critical difference, they cannot possibly understand either the history of the Israelite tribes or future prophecies about them. Israel and Judah were not tiny, shepherd kingdoms clinging to an existence on the coast of the Eastern Mediterranean Sea. This book documents that the Israelites were not only major players in ancient history, but actually became the leading power on earth under Kings David and Solomon. Their power was so extensive that it was recorded in the ancient histories of India. When the it is realized that the Israelite tribes had major roles in that ancient time, it becomes easier for the reader to understand that the ten tribes have also had major roles in the world's geopolitics from that time forward.

ISRAEL'S LOST COLONIES (NOW AVAILABLE!)

More information is presented documenting the worldwide scope of the Israelite/Phoenician Empire. Hebrew/Phoenician artifacts and inscriptions have been documented widely in North America, but these facts have been suppressed by a modern world that is devoted to evolutionary fables instead of historical truths that support the Bible. This book will offer readers the truth about the extensive navigational and maritime skills of the ancient Israelites and Phoenicians, and it reveals their worldwide reach. The Israelite/Phoenicians established a network of colonies throughout the Mediterranean Sea, in Western Europe, the British Isles and North America. Considerable new evidence is offered to document the extent to which they explored North America in a search for metals and raw materials to meet the need for Solomon's Temple for God and his other gargantuan, building projects.


After Israel's ten tribes relocated elsewhere, their "free" descendants build two new empires. The ancient Greeks and Romans wrote a great deal about both of the new Israelite empires, but modern texts have almost completely deleted their histories from modern textbooks. This deletion has hidden and obscured the major role of the ten tribes of Israel in all periods of world history. The first major new Israelite Empire was called "Carthage" by the Romans. Unlike the land-bound Greeks and Romans, Carthage built a maritime, commercial empire linking its colonies on several continents. Carthage's language and culture was based on its Hebrew origins. Many Carthaginian (i.e. "Punic") inscriptions confirm their presence in the ancient Americas and their connections with Meso-American cultures is also documented. The interaction of Old World civilizations with ancient New World cultures (and specific American Indian tribes) is periodically examined.


Carthage long warred against Greece and Rome, dominating Rome for centuries. The true history of the Punic Wars are detailed in this book, including an observation that it was likely God's intervention which prevented the Carthaginian General, Hannibal, from completely conquering Rome. If Carthage had annihilated Rome, as almost happened during the Second Punic War, Rome could not have risen to fulfill biblical prophecies about it. Carthage was a huge city, the richest in the ancient world at that time. Where did its population flee before the Romans finally conquered Carthage?


Simultaneous with the rise of Carthage to power in the Mediterranean world, another new power rose to prominence in Asia. This new power was Scythia, and its tribes were named the Sacae. The term "Sacae" preserves the name of the Hebrew Patriarch, Isaac, fulfilling God's promise in Genesis 21:12 that Isaac's name would be placed on Abraham's "birthright" descendants. Scythia's Israelite origin is extensively documented. The names of many Israelite tribes and clans are present and identifiable among the Sacae tribes. The Scythians also renamed all of the rivers emptying into the Black Sea, giving each one a name based on the name of the Israelite tribe of Dan. The Scythians were located to the north of the Medo-Persian Empire and twice crushed huge Persian armies that invaded Scythia. The Scythians are mentioned in both the Old and New Testaments, but they are called by their Greek name ("Scythia") only in the New Testament. The Greeks wrote extensively about the Scythians, but modern texts have almost entirely censored this ancient power out of the textbooks.

PARTHIA: THE FORGOTTEN ANCIENT SUPERPOWER (COMING SOON)

This book details the history of the greatest Israelite empire in the post-exilic period: Parthia. Even Roman writers acknowledged it was the equal of the Roman Empire. In fact, its forces frequently defeated Roman armies in many wars, and Parthia was the only empire that Rome actually feared. Just decades before the birth of Christ, its armies drove the Romans completely out of Palestine, Syria and Asia Minor, forcing the reigning King Herod to flee for his life. This ancient superpower rival of Rome that lasted for half a millennium was the Parthian Empire. Its Semitic/Israelite origins are well documented as well as the fact that its single dynasty was descended from King David. The Parthian Empire rose to power as Carthage fell, and the names of Israelite tribes and clans are in evidence within the Parthian Empire. Parthia's first capital city was named after "Isaac." Josephus, the famous Jewish historian, records that the ten tribes were a very numerous people in Asia and he identifies them as living in Parthia's empire. Secular histories have long acknowledged the Parthians were related to the Scythian tribes, and Scythian "Sacae" tribes often assisted the Parthians in their wars against Greece and Rome. The reason for Parthia's omission from history texts is clear: If its origins and histories were examined in any detail, its Israelite origins would become obvious. That would confer great credibility on the Bible and its prophecies about the Israelites, and evidence leading to such conclusions is simply omitted from modern, evolutionary-based history books. Parthia and Rome fought battles that were among the largest and most pivotal ever fought in the ancient world. The Roman Triumvir, Crassus, met an ignominious death fighting the Parthians and Mark Antony led a large army into Parthia, but was driven out and barely escaped with his life.

Parthia was governed by the feudal system that later resurfaced in Europe. Its Emperors were elected by Parthian elites from the royal dynasty, and it even offered "home-rule" to some of its larger cities. While Rome's rulership was harsh and oppressive, Parthia's was enlightened and much wiser. Nations sometimes fought Roman armies in order to be part of the Parthian Empire instead of the Roman Empire. The Parthian and Roman Empires waged epic wars, had "summit conferences" between their emperors and even had a period of "detente" during which Jesus Christ lived his entire life.

Some of the events of Jesus Christ's life become more understandable when they are examined in light of the politics that prevailed between Rome and Parthia at that time. One group of the Parthian elites that chose Parthia's emperors was called the "Magi" or "Wise Men." A delegation of these high Parthian officials worshipped the young Jesus Christ.

How many Magi were there? Why did the arrival of these high Parthian officials in Jerusalem frighten King Herod and the entire city, as Matthew 2:3 asserts? This book documents the real size of the immense caravan of Parthians that accompanied the Magi to visit Jesus when he was a child, and why the Magi's visit almost led to a major Parthian-Roman war. The Roman rulers of Judea were well aware of Parthia's interest in Jesus Christ, and some accounts in the Gospels "come alive" in a new way when this fact is taken into account. The critical role of Joseph of Arimathea in the life of Jesus Christ is examined, as is evidence of where Jesus Christ was and what he was doing during the "missing eighteen years" of his life that are not discussed in the Bible.

Parthia sat astride the trade routes between Europe and the Orient, and they prospered in this position. This book includes information about events between the Parthians and the Chinese along the eastern edge of Parthia's border. Parthian technology and society was much more developed than many have thought. Readers will find it a startling surprise to learn the Parthians had developed a rudimentary form of a modern technology that was not reinvented until the modern Industrial Revolution! [You will have to read the book to learn which technology.]

After Parthia defeated the Roman Empire in an immense war in the 3rd century BC, it was overthrown by the Persians who had been Parthian subjects for centuries. The Persians drove the Semitic Parthians out of Asia, and their destination is detailed in the final book in the series.

ISRAEL'S LOST TRIBES TODAY (COMING SOON)

When Parthia fell, it triggered one of the greatest migrations of people in human history. Many Semitic nations and tribes that had lived in the Parthian Empire for centuries fled out of Asia into Europe in search of new homelands. This migration took centuries to fully accomplish. This mass Semitic migration is known to historians as the Caucasian migration into Europe. It was given that name because the many millions of Parthian and Scythian refugees fleeing Asia squeezed through the Caucasus Mountain region, hence the name "Caucasian." Parthian nations and tribes which bore such names as the Sacae, the Kermans (Germanii), the Getae and the Jats became known as the Saxons, Germans, Goths and Jutes when they invaded Europe. They also transplanted Parthia's feudal system of government into Europe. The mass invasions of these "barbarians," as the Romans called them, eventually led to the complete fall of the Roman Empire. Secular histories long ago documented the above facts, but they have usually been deleted from historical accounts because modern evolutionary historians are uncomfortable with the facts.

One Scythian/Gothic tribe, the Vandals, migrated westward across Europe and then crossed the Mediterranean Sea into Africa. After making ancient Carthage their base, their fleets controlled the Mediterranean Sea and they conquered and "sacked" Rome. Then, the Vandals disappeared from Old World accounts. These books offer a solution concerning the final refuge of this maritime tribe. Our popular versions of the fall of the Roman Empire are quite different than what actually occurred. Most of the Goths were already Christians when they poured into Europe from Asia, and secular records indicate the Gothic conquerors of Rome actually "civilized" the Romans.

The invading Semitic Caucasians eventually conquered Europe and formed the population base of the modern European nations as well as other nations (i.e. the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, etc.) settled by Europeans. These nations rose to world prominence, amassing the dominant share of the world's power, resources, wealth, etc. Was this all an historical accident...or was a divine purpose being worked out? The Bible prophesies in many places that all the tribes of Israel will be present on earth in a climactic period called the "latter days." Genesis 49 offers specific clues and prophecies about the latter-day role and condition of each of the tribes of Israel. The Book of Hosea prophesied that the ten tribes of Israel would become very numerous after they left Palestine, and other biblical prophecies assert the so-called "lost ten tribes of Israel" will be large and powerful nations on the earth in the latter-days. The Bible especially foretells that the brother tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh, the "birthright" tribes who were destined to receive most of the earth's blessings of wealth and power, were to compose a "nation and company (or group) of nations. Judah was also prophesied to again establish a new (and militarily strong) nation in Palestine during the "latter days." Both prophecies have been fulfilled. This book reveals the clear evidence that the nations of the ten tribes of Israel are to be found among the dominant and powerful nations of the earth, exactly as the Bible prophesied. All the tribes of Israel are identified in the modern world.

Reading these four books will increase your understanding of both ancient and modern history and your outlook will never again be the same. Most importantly, you will understand that a divine plan is being worked out among the nations, and that the God of the Bible is active in world affairs even today!