The steps of history bring us down to King Oilioll Olchaoin and his queen, Tea Tephi. The Zarah/Pharez line continued. At the time of Messiah, the Irish king was Conaire I Mor mac Ederscel. In 513 AD plans were put in place for what some Christian historians who study this believe to be the second overturn prophesied by Ezekiel (21:27). The then king of Ireland was Muircheatach I Mor Mac-Earca mac Muireadhach (how grateful I am for a short simple name!). Vikings from Scandinavia were at his throat. The straitened king sent the Lia Fail or Stone of Destiny to Scotland in order to establish an official branch dynasty there. The first king of Scotland had been Loarn mac Erc (!), presumably in some way related to the royal family of Ireland, but it was the reigning monarch, Fergus mac Erc (513-529 AD) who received the Stone for his coronation ceremony. Now then seems a good time to introduce and enlarge upon this precious One, a symbol of the Rock of Israel Himself.
To do so we must again rewind history back almost to Abraham as we did at the beginning of this set of posts to find the promises. This time we go back only as far as the patriarch Yacob. He is on his journey to Padan-Aram after earning the wrath of his brother Esau for stealing the blessings and the birthright. Yacob lay down to sleep with his head on a stone whereon he dreamt of angels on a ladder to Heaven. Convicted by his sin of fraud against Esau, the man who was to be the father of Israel set up the stone as a pillar of witness or memorial, anointed it with oil, and called it Bethel (House of the Almighty). Hidden Israel is also called the house(s) of YHWH (PSA. 83:12).
When Yacob returned as Israel, Bethel the place and Bethel the ROCK were meted out to the birthright family (JOSH. 16:2, 18:13; JUDG. 1:22-26, 36 from the rock) who carried it with them into Egypt and their wilderness wanderings. How do I know this? The evidence–and much of it–is in the Bible.
- Yacob’s parting prophecy to Joseph includes in parentheses: from thence is the shepherd, the stone of Israel (GEN. 49:24). Remembering this is prophetic as the tribal boundaries had not been established, it means from there the stone comes. ‘There’ or ‘thence’ is Joseph’s inheritance in Canaan where the later city of Bethel was situated (where Yerobaom the Ephraimite set up a golden calf). The stone could not have been in its place in Bethel because from thence means from out of there, otherwise Yacob would have said In that place is the stone… At some time it was collected from its place and taken down to Egypt.
- In the wilderness, it became necessary for YHWH to provide for the estimated two and a half million people exiting Egypt. At Rephidim YHWH said He would stand before Moses upon the rock as it was struck so water would come out of it. Father was designating a particular rock, not just any rock, which would have been referred to merely as a rock. It was obviously a rock familiar to them (EX. 17:6).
- At Kadish, the people thirsted and became bitter at Moses about the lack of water. Again YHWH instructs Moses to gather the assembly around the rock before their eyes. Upon Moses speaking to it, the rock would give forth his water. But this time Moses struck the rock in anger at the people. This act ultimately kept him out of the Promised Land, for YHWH had to vindicate Himself in the sight of the people, that is, show He was not angry. Nevertheless water gushed forth abundantly (NUM. 20:5-11). In this context the rock is used four times. All understood which rock, for Moses and the people were told to gather before it.
- In the days of wicked Queen Athaliah of Yudah, who tried to kill all the royal seed, one son of Achazyah (Ahaziah) survived. Little Yoash was brought up hidden in the temple for six years. When he was proclaimed king at seven years of age, he stood by a pillar, as the manner was to crown kings in Yerushalem (II KINGS 11:13-14).
- King Yoshiyah stood by a pillar to make a covenant with YHWH to destroy idolatry in the land (II KINGS 23:3).
- All the kings of Israel were crowned upon or standing next to a pillar stone. They also made covenants, vows, or took oaths upon it as did Yacob when he first set it up and called it YHWH’s house. This stone was variously named The Pillar, The Rock, Bethel, The Stone of Israel, and Shepherd and it was a picture of YHWH Himself. It had always to go with them in their wanderings, as YHWH did. Like Yahshua Messiah, it was anointed with the oil of the Holy Spirit (GEN. 28:18). Also like Him it was smitten–by Moses at Rephidim. The people drank of it as we do the Spiritual Rock, our Messiah: And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Messiah (I COR. 10:4).
- Moses told the king of Edom the Israelites would not partake of Edom’s water. How else could the two and a half million people obtain water in that desert but from the Rock?
In actuality there were two Rocks: one, the Bethel Rock, was given to the birthright family; and one, the Messiah, was given to the sceptre family. The Bethel Rock was for a time in Yerushalem with the throne, but was returned to the birthright family in Ireland by Yeremyah where it became the coronation stone of the kingdom. We previously left it in Scotland, having had every king or queen of Ireland and Scotland crowned upon it since its reception in these countries.
The earliest settlers in Wales were called Simonii–plural of Simeon–coming there by sea in 720 BC. Later the British Isles were inhabited by Celts in Ireland and England, and Picts in Scotland. These were dark-skinned races originally from Western Europe. The Druids also were leftovers fo these far distant days, having descended from their ancestor Druis, an ancient western European ruler.
Peoples collectively known as the Anglo-Saxons reached Britain in AD 449 (The Antiquities of Ancient Britain by Aylett Sammes). They were composed of the Saxons from Lower Saxony in north-west Germany; the Angles or Angeln from Anglia in Northern Germany; and the Jutes from the Jutland Peninsula, the mainland part of Denmark (Anglo-Saxon Chronicle). These people all abandoned northern Europe in the Fifth to Sixth Centuries, leaving their homelands waste. The Saxons called the native Britons (Celts) Wealas meaning foreigners or slaves.This is from where the name Welsh comes, and became the name of the country in Britain into which they were pushed. They did not, however, remain exclusively Celtic.
The throne of Ireland therefore was assumed among these Anglo-Saxons now colonizing Scotland. The last king of that isle that had given such sustenance to the wandering Israelites was Aodh VII Finnlaith mac Nial (AD 863-879) whose kingdom fell to the ravaging Vikings, a seafaring people called the Norse and Scandi. ‘Viking’ is simply a word meaning to go on an expedition, not a race or a nation in itself. The Normans (Norsemen) of France’s west coast were descended from these ‘Vikings’.
As a consequence of the fall of that line, the Lia Fail or Stone of Bethel was given permanently to the king of Scotland in AD 843. The Irish king who presented the Stone had married the daughter of Scotland’s King Cinaeth (Kenneth) I mac Alpin (843-858) who became the full heir to the bankrupt Irish line.
The Stone and throne were passed to Scotland for safe keeping. It will be shown in another post that the Anglo-Saxons of Scotland and England were in fact also descendants of the lost tribes of Israel. So the line of David, overturned twice according to some but once according to my belief (because it was the same royal line though not the same family; and I believe there are yet two overturns to come in the future, i.e. they have not yet occurred), was still in the hands of the birthright and sceptre families through blood and marriage.
In the next post we discover what happened to the Stone, the throne, and who is sitting on them, I mean, it!