In a past blog I discussed how Immanuel Velikovsky associated the Royal Assyrians with the Sarmatians of Europe. I also date the Fall of the First Jewish Temple to 465-460 BC (the traditional Jewish date is 425-21 BC) rather than the date accepted by modern writers of 586-7 BC. Thus I date the fall of the Lost Ten Tribes of Israel and their carting away by the Assyrians to around 600 BC (Accepted Chronology date 721 BC). The Fall of Assyria I date to around 490 BC.
These Royal Assyrians belonged mainly to the I-M170 y-dna haplogroup and geneticists now believe that it originated in the Middle East (West Asia). There are still remnants of I-M170 y-dna in the Middle East today. Wikipedia states: "It represents nearly one-fifth of the population of Europe. It can be found in the majority of present-day European populations. Haplogroup I-M170 Y-chromosomes have also been found among some populations of the Near East, the Caucasus, Northeast Africa and Central Siberia."
The Royal Assyrians pushed the Lost Ten Tribes of Israel (R1b-ydna) out of Samara who moved Westward and were known as the Scythians by the ancients. The Assyrians became known as the Sarmatians and then the Scythian-Sarmatians (but as the Assyr and Asas among themselves). The Israelites (R1b y-dna) moved further West and into South Western Europe (Gaul and Iberia). The Assyrian-Sarmatian-Scythians were fierce horsemen and seemed to have two main divisions those of darker features and those of Nordic yellow-blonde hair. A Wikipedia article on the Sarmatians states: "...Sarmatian noblemen often reached 1.70-1.80m (5ft 7ins-5ft 11ins) as measured from skeletons, and they had sturdy bones, long hair and beards.
The Alans who were a group of Sarmatian tribes according to the Roman historian Ammianus Marcellinus "Nearly all the Alani are men of great stature and beauty, their hair is somewhat yellow, their eyes are frighteningly fierce...".
Some writers believe there was a Sarmatian State in South Eastern Germany and Bohemia (Czech) made up of the White Serbs and the White Croats. At some stage they moved South into present day Croatia, Bosnia and Serbia. However this state that contained the ancestors of the Serbs and Croats (I-M423) may have been slightly further east in the areas of modern day Austria, Slovakia and Hungary. However there may have been a Western Sarmatian State in Southern Germany (I-M-223) that extended into France and Northern Germany. However there would seem to be an earlier state of Sarmatians in Northern Germany which belonged mainly to the clan of I-P37.2 (descended from I-M438) an ancestor of I-M423. Both I-M423 and I-M223 descend from I-M438 (whose origin is from the Eastern European lands of the Sarmatian-Scythians).
The Sarmatians after they left Samara settled near the Azov and Black Seas. It is believed that the Great Sarmatian or Asas warrior called Odin or Woden led his yellow-haired warriors from the region of the Sea of Azov to the region of North Western France where he married a Trojan Frankish (Rujis-Franks) Princess Frea (Freya) in the 3rd century AD. They established a settlement in Northern Italy as the Allemani or Alans. These Asas-Sarmatians (Assir) belonged to I-M253. It was in France in the 3rd century that Odin's people took the name Normans or Norsemen. After the Romans reestablished order towards the beginning of the 4th century many of these Sarmatian-Normans moved outside the bounds of the Roman Empire into Southern Denmark. From Southern Denmark they attacked the Goths pushing them to flee to the East. They eventually established their Norsemen or Viking rule over the whole of Scandinavia.
In the Baltic the predominate y-dna is N y-dna which comes from the Tribe of Naphtali. Naphtali's descendants formed the base of the converted Jewish Kingdom of Naphtali in Asia. They moved into Europe and today are found mainly in the Baltic states and Finland. Most of Russia and Eastern Europe are dominated by the Josephite R1a Y-dna haplogroup.
However it would seem that the Norsemen were allied with those descended from the Lost Tribes of Israel R1b y-dna [R1b U-106 (Issachar and Zebulon) and R1b-P-312 (Jutes/ Judah)]. The I-ydna of Scandinavia is almost all I-M253. Today Scandinavia, Northern Germany and the Balkans have large percentages of these Assyrians. For many years I was influenced by the British Israelite writers to believe that the Scandinavians were mostly Israelites and the Germans Assyrian. However it would seem that it is only the northern Germans that have a large percentage of Assyrian y-dna and the nations of Sweden, Norway, Finland and Iceland also have strong dominant Assyrian y-dna. However it would seem that Southern Norway and Denmark are more strongly Israelite. Germany as a whole is more Israelite (R1b) than Assyrian today. England itself also has almost as high a percentage of I-ydna as does Germany.
The period between the First Temple and the Messiah being cut off is 490 years according to the prophecy of the 70 weeks of Daniel 9. The Rabbis moved the end of the First Temple's destruction by 40 years in order to make the 490 years end in 70 AD at the time of the destruction of the Second Temple. The Second Temple began to be rebuilt after 400-390 BC (after 360-350 BC according to the Rabbinic revision). The 62 weeks is 434 years from the rebuilding of the Temple until the cutting off of the Messiah. The Second Temple thus stood for about 460-480 years.
[edited November 10 2013]