And, what did I say last post? Showing lost Israel the way home to her King and Kingdom. Another of the signposts is the words within words of our English language. Take for example one of the names the Ephraimites and other tribes have assumed, the word British. The ancient Israelites tended to attach Baal, Bal, Bel, or Ber to names among them: Baal-berith, Baal-Gad, Baal-Hamon, Baal-Hazor, when Baalism was the then religion. This proclivity continued in Ireland. Some place names in this tradition include: Baal-y-Bai, Baal-Dagon, Baal-Nah-Brach, and Baal-y-gowan. HOSHIYAH 2:17, however, promises: …I will take away the names of Baalim out of her mouth, and they shall no more be remembered by their name. Verse 16 tells us what name will replace Baal: And it shall be at that day, saith YHWH, that thou shalt call Me Ishi: and shalt call me no more Baali.
We know ‘iysh is a Hebrew word meaning man or husband. The last syllable of British therefore means man. The first, Brit, likewise comes from a Hebrew word, Beriyth, used as a name in JUDGES 8:33 – Baal-berith. As there are no vowels in Hebrew, in actual fact, the word is bryth, in English the ‘i’ replaces the ‘y’. The word means covenant. British is Hebrew for covenant man: Thus saith YHWH, In an acceptable time have I heard thee, and in a day of salvation have I helped thee: and I will preserve thee, and give thee for a COVENANT of the people, to establish the earth, to cause to inherit the desolate heritages (IS. 49:8). And so the people of the British Isles did. In His quiver hath YHWH his them (IS. 49:2), but in an acceptable time…in the day of salvation (v.8)–the Christian era–He brought forth His covenant people to restore the preserved of Israel, be a light to the Gentiles, and be His salvation unto the end of the earth (v.6).
It is of note that the ancient Welsh, at the time of the greatest influx of the Tuatha de Danaans into Ireland, called themselves Bryth y Brithan meaning The Covenanters of the Land of the Covenant. The time is recorded in British history as the year 720 BC. Dan and Simeon fled the coast of northern Israel when the ten tribes were taken to Assyria. Hence why the earliest settlers to Wales and England were called Simonii.
Which brings us to the word Wales or Waels, a form of gaels, the name of the Welsh, Irish, and Scottish language–Gaelic. Gael is a reversed form of a Hebrew word laeg. And what does laeg mean? Woe to the crown of pride, to the drunkards of Ephraim, whose glorious beauty is a fading flower… For with STAMMERING lips and another tongue will I speak to His people (IS. 28:1, 11). The word stammering is the Hebrew laeg. Gaelic and the Saxon (a Germanic) language form the root of our English language. The Ephraimites or Saxons are the most drunkard nation on Earth, surpassing even America. In addition to these signposts, the Liafail or Bethel Stone has also been known by the name of Leagael, a word which is the same read backwards or forwards. The Saxons apparently reversed words from the ancient Gaelic or Hebrew language in England several centuries ago. So gael means stammering also in reference to their ancient tongue. Anyone hearing it today doubtless agrees the language does sound as if from a stammering drunk!
The natural flow now goes on to our language just referred to: English or England the country. Ish we know means man or husband. Land is self-explanatory. That leaves eng. Imagine speaking of one gael or one (stammering) man, as they were known – we would have One Gael-ish. Through continues usage, the Saxons and Gaels formed the article an from one and got An-gael-ish. Eventually our lazy mouths shortened it to En-gl-ish and Eng-land. Angli plus Saxon became Anglo-Saxon.
The word Saxon is probably the most fascinating for its quite obvious origin, and as signposts go, fluorescent in its luminous glow. Recall Yacob, upon blessing Ephraim and Manasseh, instructed: …let my name be named on them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac… (GEN. 48:16). Amos (7:16) calls Israel the house of Isaac. The Jews apparently liked to use Yacob for themselves, but Israel favoured Isaac’s name for itself. They tended to drop the first letter of a proper name, for example: Oshiyah (Oshea) from Hoshiyah, Agar from Hagar, Achan from Hachan, Eber from Heber. Isaac therefore became Saac. Latinized the word becomes Sacae or Saxae and Isaac’s offspring would naturally be known as Saac-sons (sons from the eastern word sunnia or sons of). Again the lazy tongue and pen, over time, shortens the word to Saxon: …for in ISAAC shall thy seed be called (GEN. 21:12).
Besides all this, it is a well-authenticated fact the word Saxon is derived from the Hebrew name of Isaac.
There are dozens of variations of this name Saxon. The Persians used the term Sacae for a great tribe of Scythians (wanderers) bordering upon them. These Sacae called their nation Sacasena. It is clear the Saxons were these Scythians whose geographical position in Europe was anciently and accurately plotted by historians such as Plutarch, Tacitus, and Pliny, as well as more modern ones. They have the Saka, Saxons, Saca, Sachi, Sach-sen, Angli and Cimbrians traced back to and springing into existence at the very place and time to where and at which the ten lost tribes were relocated by Shalmaneser, king of Assyria.
We’ll trace the origin of one more name, that of the Cambrians of Wales. To do this we need to find Omri, the sixth king of Israel who built the city of Samaria which became the northern capital. Due to being its founder, Samaria-Israel was often referred to by other nations as the House of Omri. Shalmaneser in his records, for instance, called it thus, as did Sargon and King Rezin of Syria. In their language it was actually Beth Khumree or Khumri.
Dan and Simeon were both of Omri’s kingdom or Beth Khumree but Simeon or the Simonii, in their new country, clung particularly to this name. They still call it thus today, as in Kymri or Cymry which means Welsh-man. The Latinized form is Cambria. Welsh simply means strangers. Their proper name, according to ancient literature, being Kymry (Literature of the Kymry by Thomas Stephens). Homer calls them Kimmerioi and in Germany where they lived it was Kimry or Cimbri. A portion of them came from there in Jutland to Northumberland, naming their country Cumberland.
Herodotus, the ‘Father of History’ has the Khumbi dwelling in the Crimean peninsula, having come from Media but which was not their birthplace. All these: Angles, Saxons, Danes, Celts, Jutes (sounding conspicuously like Jude-a), Scots, Welsh, Scythians, and Normans can trace their origins back to Media-Persia, precisely where and when Israel lost her identity, having been known there as the Beth Khumree.
If we again seek out the ‘bloody’ hand of Zarah which made its way into the royal arms of Ulster, we shall find it on yet more signposts pointing to now-not-so-lost (at least to those reading this) Israel. Red, as pointed out, figures prominently in the story of this hand. Apart from the ‘red coats’ of English soldiers, all official orders of the Empire were once and may still be received tied with a scarlet thread. From this custom comes the saying ‘red tape’. A number of other instances exist in England of scarlet thread being used by officialdom.
The journey of Israel from Lo-Ammi (not my people) to Ammi is and can only be by way of the Cross. When Yudah rejected Yahshua, He said salvation will be given to another nation – Israel. After the fall of Yerushalem the disciples were sent to the Gentiles. The Gentile people did not exclude Israel, only the Jews. The word Gentile is translated ethnee meaning nations. Abraham was the father of many of these Gentile nations. Recall Paul being sent to the Gentiles, and king AND TO THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL (ACTS 9:15). He was hindered from going to Asia–Japheth–instead directed to Macedonia, where some Moesi-Saacs still lingered; Illyricum; possibly Spain (according to Iraenius and Chrysostem), and the extremity of the West (according to Clement of Rome). It is not that the Japhethites were not also to receive the Gospel, but Father knew His estranged daughter Israel would recognize Him and thereafter run with His Good News to the remainder of the earth.
On the flag of this extreme western land is the Union Jack, with the crossed hands of Yacob in scarlet. The very word Saxon has a cross at its centre. On the Australian flag is a small portion of that nation’s night sky – the Southern Cross. A star for our dear Saviour’s head, one each for His pierced outstretched hands, and another for His feet nailed to the Cross. Finally a small one in the very place the spear entered His side. Under our Australian feet is seemingly blood-stained red earth, and in the ‘Red Centre’ of the continent like a pulsating heart is a massive red rock.
The Scottish Highlanders wear a vari-coloured tassel before their kilts, reminiscent of Joseph’s many-coloured coat. In Great Britain’s coat of arms is Balaam’s prophesied lion and unicorn: YHWH brought him forth out of Egypt; he hath as it were the strength of a unicorn: he shall eat up the nations his enemies, and shall break their bones, and pierce them through with his arrows. He crouched, he lay down as a lion, and as a great lion: who shall stir him up? Blessed is he that blesseth thee, and cursed is he that curseth thee (NUM. 24:8-9). This blessing falls on those who bless ISRAEL, not on those Jews who rejected their Messiah or reject Him now.
Moses also described Joseph’s horns like the horns of unicorns with which he shall push the people (aborigines of the colonies) together to the ends of the earth specifying the ten thousands of Ephraim, and…the thousands of Manasseh (DEUT. 33:17).
Stay tuned. There’s more signposts yet, and in them the USA figures prominently, as does France.