British Israelism (also called Anglo-Israelism) is the belief:
- that people of Western European descent are also the direct lineal descendants of the 10 Lost Tribes of Israel &
- it is often accompanied by the belief that the British Royal Family is directly descended from the line of King David
Due to the amorphous nature of this idea
- over the years, there has not been a single head or an organisational structure to the movement.
- This has led to a diverse set of beliefs &
- claims that are ancillary to the core genealogical theory.
The central tenets of British Israelism contradict:
- modern genetic,
- linguistic &
- historical evidence &
- have been accorded no scientific credibility.
- It has resultantly been the subject of much criticism.
Странно, что нет русскоязычной версии вики, Мицгол задремал :)