There are two ancient people who are closely related to the history of Israel. Aramenans and Assyrians. Both of them had their kingdoms inside todays Syria. But there is a huge difference between them. The Assyrians are the sons of Ham, the Son of Noah. Sworn enemies of the people of Israel. The Arameans are the sons of Aram the son of Shem. The people of Aram are Shemites. just like the 12 tribes of Israel. The Banjara’s use the word Aram every day. Aram was the brother of Elam, both sons of Shem. In Elam you find the origin of the word « Tanda ». Also used by the Banjara’s every day. The chief (mayor) Tanda was captured by the Assyrians and exiled to Egypt in 668 B.C.
A few hundred years earlier, there was a kingdom named Aram Damascus, around 1.000 B.C. (map). The peopel of Aram were subjects of Jewish King David. After the death of King David and King Solomon, ancient united Israel fell apart. A new kingdom named Aram Damascus took control of the areas of todays Golan Heights, originally gifted to Manassse the son of Joseph, the son of patriarch Jacob. Aram-Damascus invaded the northern Kingdom of Israel, but were not able to take the city of Jerusalem. The people of Aram-Damascus were captured by the Assyrians, (ca. 740-732 BC), and taken into captivity in Assyria together with the 10 lost tribes of Israel. Could it be possible to identify the remnants of these 10 tribes, by decoding words in Gormatti, the oral Banjara law code, use of Judaic symbols, traces of the Mosaic law and clues from the patterns and jewellery of Banjara females? I believe so. I will give you all the evidences, to conect my beloved Banjara people back to their forfathers. Something to reflect on.