In a previous post, called The Jews and the Ten Lost Tribes, we followed the trail of Dan and the Israelites on their migration across Europe, to Scandinavia and the British Isles. Other Israelites jumped ship along the coasts of the Mediterranean and possibly other coasts throughout the then known world. Looking at European history from a theological perspective using various tomes, we can clearly see how YHWH laid down His ultimate plans and purposes even for today through the ancient Irish and the British, and indeed through many races of Europe. These records, albeit sparse, go back as far as 300 years after the flood, with many of them leading to Israel.
Father said, “I will sift the house of Israel among the nations…” (AMOS 9:9) and so He did. Take for instance the Trojans. Interestingly I went to the newly excavated, what is believed to have been, city of Troy during my travels to Europe and Asia. According to the Jewish historian Josephus, the king who established Troy was Jason of Celtica. He was half-brother to Dardanus (Darda or Dara)–who gave his name to the Dardanelles–a son of Zarah of the house of Yudah (I CHRON. 2:6). The five sons of Zarah were Zimri, Ethan, Heman, Calcol, and DARA. Which means the Trojan were Israelites! (Compendium of World History by H. Hoeh) It is a curious thing that my siblings and I have always called our father ‘Dardy’ instead of ‘Daddy’ or ‘Dad’ without ever knowing why. Perhaps it is a throwback to our ancient Prussian Hebrew roots.
Hebrews settled in ancient Greece. The Spartans claimed descent from Abraham, also according to Josephus (Antiquities of the Jews). Belus was the father of Danaus (note the Dan), the first Spartan king. This Belus or Bela was a king of Edom, a son of Isaac (GEN. 36:32). The Spartans, though not Israelites, were Hebrews for that name comes from Heber (Eber), a great, great grandson of Shem, great–x6–grandfather of Yacob. (Also from the Compendium.) A travelled bunch were these Hebrews. I must have inherited it from them.
The Scythians were a savage, blood-drinking, barbaric race descended from Magog, a son of Japheth (GEN. 10:2, I CHRON. 1:5). Scythia was situated north of the Black Sea in the area of the present day Ukraine. When the Israelites first escaped through the Caucasian Pass, also called the Samartian Gate on ancient maps, they settled in a territory which became known as Samartia. This name Samartia has been shown to derive from Samaria. Samartia was part of ancient Scythia. So we see YHWH sifted His people among the Scythians. The name Scoloti (Scottish) is derived from Scythia.
In other posts we have seen that the ScanDINavians were also Israelites, as were the SiDONians. Iberia, the Spanish name for Spain, comes from Heber, the first Hebrew. Then there were the Danoi of the Greeks (Danaus in Latin). The Domestic Annals of Ireland relates how Hebrew warriors from the Greek world came to Ireland 300 years after the flood. Until then the isle had remained uninhabited. (Remember how vast area of the earth had been allotted to the future nations to descend from Abraham? DEUT. 32:9) Following these Greeks were the Scythians under one Nemedh, before successive waves of Tuatha de Danaans (Tribe of Dan).
Milesians conquered the Danites. They were named for Milesius, a Spanish leader, but by this point in history, the Danaans, Milesians, Scythians, and Iberians were all related. The name Milesius means soldier, from the Latin miles and is the word from which the English word militia is derived. The records of Ireland are complete from this time. A question before we go on, just in case you are doubting this. How many of my readers have, like me, a Hebrew name? Ever wonder why so many of our traditional names or shortened forms of them are from the Hebrew language?
There were various branches of the Milesians. One was the Red Branch of the Zarah line whose descendants were called Children of the Red Branch or Hand. The knights of this order called themselves Craunnogs, the ‘crowned’, which means literally ‘treetops’. Recall Ezekiel’s prophecies about the highest branch of the cedar. The people are often signified by a bloody red hand (a hand with a red thread around it looking like it is cut off). The red hand has found its way into the Royal Arms of Ulster. It s symbolic of the scarlet thread of Zarah: For YHWH hath turned away the excellency of Yacob, as the excellency of Israel: for the emptiers have emptied them out, and marred their vine branches. The shield of his mighty men is made red, the valiant men are in scarlet… (NAH. 2:2-3). An apt symbol for the situation is the bloody red wrist, especially in view of Yahshua’s later warning to cut off a sinful hand.
The realm of Ireland under the Milesians was divided between two surviving sons of Milesius: Ebher and Ghedhe the Ereamhon (Heremon). The isle was known until the Tenth Century AD as Scotia (Moore’s History of Ireland). As we know, the name was later applied to North Britain, i.e. Scotland, and a province of Canada, Nova Scotia. The first king of Ireland, Ghedhe the Ereamhon mac (son of) Mileadh reigned 1016-1002 BC, during King David’s reign in Israel. There is slight evidence David went to Ireland after Absalom’s death to marry Tamar to a prince of the Zarah line. Dowd’s (David’s) Town is situated near the old site of Tara, Ireland’s ancient capital (from the Domestic Annals in O’Flaherty’s Ogygia).
Idolatry was introduced into Ireland by the king Tighearnmas mac Follagh during the time of Baalism in Israel and Yudah, 939-916 BC.
So we can see there is much more to Hebrew and Israelite history than in the Scriptures available too us today. The Bible itself attests to this in the Old Testament books of KINGS and CHRONICLES where it has often such references other histories such as: the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel or Yudah (II KINGS 14:28) containing, it is said, the acts of Israel’s kings in fine detail. Then there are the many extant books of both the New and Old Testaments never included in the Bible because of their doubtful origins. Nevertheless, with some discernment, we can still learn from them.
Some of what I’ve written is easily confirmed by looking at the Royal Arms of Ireland and Ulster on Internet sites. There in glaring colour is David’s harp and Zarah’s bloody red hand. I hope we are coming to appreciate the lost heritage to which most–if not all–of my reader’s are heirs. That many of us have Hebrew names is just the tip of the iceberg in our English language! Didn’t I say right at the beginning of my blog, in my very first post in fact (Tell Me, I Pray Thee Thy Name) the connection between these two languages–Hebrew and English– will be revealed in a later post? Well, 80 posts later…
Meanwhile we are getting to that sovereign on the throne of David–two posts hence it should be. The next one is about that Stone. Imagine Yeremyah and Baruch lugging a rock all the way to Ireland. Must have been an incredibly important stone.