Claiming descent from the long-lost Ten Tribes of Israel, Eldad was a ninth-century traveler with a fantastic story: beyond the “River Kush” lay an intact civilization of Jews who enjoyed political sovereignty, in preparation for their eventual return to the Land of Israel in messianic times. Surviving shipwreck, cannibals and attack from fire-worshipping pagans, Eldad’s story of the mystical river Sambatyon and the Jews who lived there captivated the Jewish mind for centuries, and had a lasting impact on the development of Christian thought as well. But was he for real?
Dr. Abramson is way better in print (and taller, too):
- Henry Abramson
- About Henry Abramson
- Essential Lectures in Jewish History
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- Jewish Biography as History
- Maimonides on Teshuvah Preview
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- Thank you!
- The Jews of Sepharad (Fall 2017 Lecture Series)
- The Kabbalah of Forgiveness
- What People are Saying
- Torah from the Years of Wrath