Jakob Abbadie (1654–1727)

Jakob Abbadie (1654–1727) was a French protestant minister and author. In 1723 he authored a book titled Le Triomphe de la Providence et de la Religion and identified the Anglo-Saxon people as being descendants of Israel. In that work he states this:

“Certainly, unless the Ten Tribes have flown into the air, or been plunged to the earth’s centre, they must be sought in that part of the North which, in the time of Constantine, was converted to the Christian Faith – namely among the Iberians, Armenians, and Scythians; for that was the place of their dispersion-the wilderness where God caused them to dwell in tents, as when they came out of the land of Egypt”