I will send some of those who survive…to the distant lands….And they will bring all your brothers, from all the nations, to my holy mountain in Jerusalem… Isaiah 19-20
God warned the Israelites that he would disperse them even to the most distant lands, in this verse even specifying distant lands. Some strange parallels between Japan and ancient Israel have observed. The first king of Japan(Osee) ruled about the same time that Israel’s last king (Hosea) was exiled, a festival near Mt. Moriya (celebrated for more than 2000 years) includes a ritual in which a young boy about to be sacrificed is replaced by a deer (Isaac was offered on Mt. Moriah), robes of Japanese priests, identical to those of the Levites, includes small boxes placed on the foreheads, and priestly rituals in which the ram’s horn is replaced by the seashell. Numerous Hebrew artifacts have also been uncovered, including a well in Koryugi with the inscription “Well of Israel” down one side.