Hebrew Israelite history can only be told within the historical context of the Twelve Tribes because they are of one nation, and have always been enslaved and mistreated by other nations (Gentiles). The bondage and experiences of the Nation of Israel have no equal.
Somehow they always manage to escape the cultural death each nation (civilization) inflict upon them. Somehow they manage to endure and survive physical bondage, and sustain through a cultural and spiritual awakening which is emerging unto this day. In the early 1800's many slaves began to identify their selves as the Hebrews of the Holy Bible.