posted on Aug, 20 2003 @ 04:20 AM
"knowledge" might be asking for a little too much: assuming the Aaron is Moses' brother (honoured by Muslims too as Haroun), he was of course a
Levite (no tribe of his own, so to speak) -his death is duly recorded in the OT. And teh tribes pre-date Moses, of course.
Well, you could fill a warehouse with claims about one or another of the "ten lost tribes" of Israel (you'll find a few Arab "lost tribes" as
A little article: mainstream American Jewry here might be of interest: black Africans claiminmg descent from Aaron (that would meke them Levites, of
And if you want an Asian 'lost tribe": try this one which has the tribe of Manasseh in Burma! www.moshiach.com/features/tribes/burma.php
Lots of these stories depict a steady movement East so maybe Japan's your destination.
Lots about the whole thing here:
I wouldn't want to vouch for any of it and anyone who calls Josephus a "reliable" writer has a head that isn't right: but fascinating stuff in
its own way.