Spartans were Israelites

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Flavius Josephus, Antiquities 12.4.10 (12:226-227):

Areus, King of the Lacedemonians (Spartans), To Onias, Sendeth Greeting. We have met with a certain writing, whereby we have discovered that both the Judaeans and the Lacedemonians are of one stock, and are derived from the kindred of Abraham. It is but just, therefore, that you, who are our brethren, should send to us about any of your concern as you please."

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