The Historic Connection.
However, they don’t depend upon and use scriptures alone to support their claim. The try to build a historical connection as well. According to them, in 720 B.C. the Babylonians deported the Ten Tribes to Babylon. Quoting Herodotus, the Scythians (an Iranian people), were there at the same time. This included the tribe of the Saccæ. Scythia was a region of Central Eurasia in classical antiquity, occupied by the Eastern Iranians. Don’t ask me how this connects them to the Israelites, they don’t explain it and I have no idea of how they are connected.