Sunday, August 30, 2015

"House of Israel -- The Connecting Evidence" by Jory Steven Brooks




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House of Israel -- The Connecting Evidence

Over the last year I began an in-depth study of the ancient cuneiform alphabet of Medo-Persia, Babylon, and Assyria, in an effort to find THE EXACT LINK OF CONNECTING EVIDENCE: historic, archaeological proof of our identity. Through this study of early clay monuments and tablets, I have discovered what may be some of the most exciting proofs of our heritage as Israel that have been found in many years. This new research is strong historical proof for our belief.

First, without getting too technical, language study proves that the Assyrian term, Khumri, denoting the House of Israel, translates exactly into the Babylonian term, Gimiri, which scholars agree represents the early European Cimmerians or Anglo-Saxons. For example, there is no letter K in Babylonian, and the Assyrian K or KH is ordinarily converted into a G in Babylonian. There is no U in Babylonian, so the Assyrian U is ordinarily converted into either the letter I or O, and so on. The Israelite-Khumri are identical to the Anglo-Saxon-Gimiri.

The proofs do not end there. The Bible tells us in 2 Kings 17:6 that the House of Israel was exiled to "Halah, Habor, and the cities of the Medes." However, the Median Empire was a big place, stretching over two to three thousand miles at the zenith of its rule. Does the Bible give us clues as to exactly where in Media the House of Israel was exiled? Yes, in fact, it does. The apocryphal book of TOBIT tells the account of one of the Hebrew exiles of the tribe of Naphtali during the captivity. Where was he was living? In chapter one, he tells us that "a great multitude of his kindred, " exiles of the House of Israel, were settled in the area around the Median city of RAGES. (Tobit 1:16-17) A map of Media shows us that Rages was located south of the Caspian Sea, and just west of the border of Parthia.

An excellent book on the subject of Parthia and its Hebrew settlement was recently published by Steven M. Collins, entitled,Parthia: The Forgotten Ancient Superpower And Its Role In Biblical History. It tells about the Hebrew wise-men called the Magi, of the Davidic descent of the Parthian royal family, and much other interesting and important matter related to our identity. I won't dwell on that because you can read all about it in the excellent book. Rages was located in the region of a Median province known to our modern history books as Sagartia. Is there evidence of a Hebrew presence there, as Tobit says? Yes, indeed!

Since the Babylonian letter G converts into the Assyrian K, the word, Sagartia, could be written as SAKARTIA, showing the presence of the Saka, or sons of Isaac. The leading vowel was often not written in Semitic languages, so Isaac could be written as Sak or Saka. What really caught my attention was that in the cuneiform language, Sagartia was often written as "Asagarda." Researching this, I found an article by Sir Henry Rawlinson, the famous and well-respected 19th century archaeologist, linguist, and translator of the Behistun Rock. He stated that the Median province of Asagarda was identical to Asgard, the homeland of the early European tribes. Quoting Sir Henry Rawlinson, "...it is at any rate worthy of remark, that the Scandinavian nations, whose Eastern origin is unquestionable, retained in their mythology the name of Asgard... It may be presumed then... that the Scandinavian races ...sprang from the country of Asagarta... " You may remember from your history books that the early Anglo-Saxon-Gothic peoples had a hero-king named Odin, who led them most of the way on their journey from a place called Asgard into Western Europe and Scandinavia. The name, Odin or Adon, in fact, is purely Semitic. It is a title meaning "lord," rather than a name, and is the root of the Hebrew word for "Lord," Adonai. It is related to the Adonis of Greek mythology. Webster's Dictionary, in fact, says that Adonis' "source is undoubtedly Semitic."

Interestingly, the legends recalling the journey of these Anglo-Israel tribes from Sagartia were called "sagas," their wise men were known as "sages," and the priest in charge of worship was called the "sagan."

There has long been evidence to show a connection between the early Anglo-Saxons and the land of Media. For example, the 19th century Anglo-Saxon historian, Sharon Turner, wrote that there were literally hundreds of Median words in the Anglo-Saxon vocabulary. Mr. W.H. Bennett, in his book, Symbols Of Our Celto-Saxon Heritage also gives evidence from heraldry of the Israel-Celto-Saxon connection.

History books will tell you, of course, that Asgard's location is unknown and must have been somewhere in Eastern Europe; but we now have definite factual evidence to show instead that Asgard, the birthplace of the Anglo-Saxon race, was in Media. In addition to that, I nearly jumped out of my chair when I read a Medo-Persian text in which Asagarda was written as ISAGARDA [a compound of ISAAC-GARDA]. Scripture prophecies in Genesis 21:12, Romans 9:7, and Hebrews 11:18 all tell us, "in Isaac shall your descendants be named, " and here was the name of Isaac in an ancient cuneiform text from the region of Sagartia in Media, the place of their exile! The Semitic word, gard or kart, means a tribal region or settlement. For example, the real name of Carthage was Kartago, meaning "new settlement. " So Isagarda literally means, "The Isaac-sons Tribal Settlement, " and it was located exactly in the birthplace of the "Saxon" race! We now have the evidence we have long sought, definite historical proof linking lost Israel to the Anglo-Saxons. This may be one of the most important discoveries of our time concerning our identity.

Again the proofs do not end there. The Bible in 2 Kings 17:6 states that the Israelites were exiled to a place called Habor, or Chabor (with the Hebrew guttural pronunciation of the leading vowel.) Archaeologists have not yet proven its exact location; several leading scholars believe that it lies on the upper banks of the Tigris River, on the border of Armenia in northern Mesopotamia. By no coincidence, a cuneiform document states that a people called the Saka dwelled at that time on the upper reaches of the Tigris River. So again, a branch of the Saka, or early Saxons, originated in the exact same place, and at the exact time, as a branch of the exiled Israelites, the "Isaac-sons"!

Yet again, the proofs do not end there. As these Saka, Saxons, or exiled Isaac-sons, migrated north into Europe, they passed through the Caucasus Mountain region, leaving place-names as they went. Today the English-speaking world refers to the nation located in the Caucasus as "Georgia." However, that country is actually known to its people as, "SAKARTVELO." I mentioned this in the introductory chapter to The Story Of Celto-Saxon Israel and that this name indicated the one-time presence of the Saka, or sons of Isaac. At the time I had not yet researched the meaning of the rest of the name. It is a three-part compound: Sak-Kart-Velo. The Semitic word, kart, means a tribal region or settlement. The word, VELO, is very interesting. It comes from an Indo-European root and means, "hidden, obscure, or lost." So the compound name, Sakartvelo, may be translated into English as: "the lost tribes of Isaac-sons"! The residents of Sakartvelo call themselves, "Kartvelians," which literally means, "lost tribers"! There are still some remnants of Israel left behind in those mountains as the bulk of Israel moved on into Europe.

Much more wonderful information will be given in a book containing new proofs of the Anglo-Israel connection; to be published next year. A second book will give evidence of our belief among early writers and scholars from 300 BC to 1800 AD, including Celtic scholar Gildas the Wise, (a contemporary of King Arthur), John Sadler (Oliver Cromwell's pastor), Huguenot scholar Jacques Abbadie (considered the greatest Protestant scholar in the world in his time), and many others. This book will be titled, Founded On Faith: Early Anglo-Israel Belief.

It will also incorporate a book by a Lutheran minister named Johannes Eurenius, published in 1751 in Sweden. After sending the text to a Swedish translation service by registered mail and hearing nothing for a couple of weeks, I was a little concerned. At last she sent an excited email saying, "I am extremely interested in the content... he speaks of my origin... I will [translate] it for free!" She was foregoing a fee of a couple thousand dollars to translate it, but the book is so good, and the Swedish translator so excited to learn of her identity as Israel, that she is doing the translation work at no charge. Now that is the mark of a good book: one that can enthuse and convince someone who knew nothing before about what we teach. This translator also said that the book has caused her to take an interest in reading her Bible again. No surprise there: The Bible becomes a new book when read in light of Anglo-Israel truth!

You may bemoan how few today know these truths. Just remember that truth cannot remain hidden forever. Luke 8:17 tells us, "For nothing is secret, that shall not be made manifest; neither any thing hid, that shall not be known and come abroad. " Our goal as the Servant People is to disseminate truth and enlighten YEHOVAH's people to a knowledge of their heritage and responsibilities. In years to come, we will continue to do research and publishing of books, tracts, and website articles so that when the time comes that YEHOVAH again opens the minds and hearts of His people, we will be prepared. I pray that YEHOVAH God will richly bless the efforts of this organization, and that the Servant People will be used in even more important and wonderful ways throughout the years to come. And may YEHOVAH God also richly bless the efforts of all British-Israel groups and individuals here and everywhere as we sow the seed of truth and await YEHOVAH's timing in the revealing of our heritage, mission, and Divine destiny.


-- Jory Steven Brooks


Hope of Israel Ministries
P.O. Box 2186
Temple City, CA 91780, U.S.A.
www.hope-of-israel.org




The Old Testament Roots of Celtic Mythology





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The

Old Testament Roots

of Celtic Mythology

FOUNDATIONS OF DRUIDISM IN THE BIBLE


            THE MYTHOLOGY OF DRUIDISM is said to have been brought to England in ancient times by Hu Gadarn Hysicion, who came from the east with a party of colonists and built Stonehenge. Who were these Eastern colonists? Historians tell us that Phoenician-speaking peoples colonized the British Isles in early times. The Israelites, a seafaring people, spoke a Phoenician dialect, and the early history of these two peoples is intertwined. The Bible speaks of Israelites sending "ships to Tarshish," or Spain, and Solomon’s navy sailed with the Phoenicians on their trade and colonizing expeditions. (2 Chron. 9:21; Isa. 60:9) Phoenician-speaking peoples, including Israelites, colonized Spain and Britain in ancient times, mining ores such as silver, iron, tin, and lead, as we document in our tract, "ANCIENT HEBREW SEA MIGRATIONS."The Druidic religion of early Britain and Ireland should therefore exhibit signs of both Hebrew and Phoenician origins.


HEBREW RELIGION

            Celtic scholar, John Daniel, in his book, "THE DRUIDIC IDEA OF GOD," lists the Druidic terms for the Deity and their meaning:
Celi                                    The Invisible One
Ior                                      The Eternal
Duw                                    Commonly translated 'God'; lit., 'He Who Wills'
Rheen                                All-Pervading Spirit
Peryl                                 Author of Existence
Dofydd                             Governor
Deon                                  Distributor
Yr Hen Ddihenydd     Eternally Ancient One, or "Ancient of Days"

Mr. Daniels remarks, "Nobody can fail to see in these terms a similarity to the common phraseology of the Christian Church... There is such perfect consonance between these [Celtic] appellations of the Deity and those of Biblical theology, that it is strange anyone should so fail to see it..." (p.4, compare Dan.7:9,13,22, etc.) Daniels also points out that the Celtic name for the Deity was IAO, pronounced, "Yah-o," which is virtually identical to the Hebrew name for God, "Yah" or "Yahu." In early alphabets, letters represented ideas. In Hebrew, aleph, the first letter, stood for an ox; bet symbolized a house, gimel was a camel, dalet a door, and so on. Similarly, in Celtic the letter "I" stood for 'the future.' "A" represented 'the present', and "O" stood for 'the past'. (ibid., pp.16-17) Thus, the Druidic name for God, "IAO," literally meant"the Everliving," a being in existence past, present, and future. This is the exact definition given by scholars for the name of the Hebrew God, "Yahu" or "Yahweh." In fact, the Ferrar Fenton Bible consistently translates the name of God as "the Everliving." The identity of the Celtic and Hebrew Deities is obvious, for "there can hardly be a question that the three letters were originally no other name than IAO, the Latinized form… of the Hebrew [Yah or Yahu]; and that such was the rendering of that name, we have the authority of several ancient writers. Diodorus Siculus says it was related amongst the Jews, that Moses attributed the framing of the laws to the God called IAO; and Theodoret states that God was by the Jews called IAO." (ibid., p.12)

...In addition, the Druidic "IAO" was called the " UNUTTERABLE NAME," again identical to the Hebrew, "Yah." Daniels states, "So to the Druids there was a secret name for the Deity, which was unutterable ("Aflafar") to all but the most privileged of their order, and was symbolized by the three Bardic characters representing the vowels IAO."(ibid., p. 11) With such close resemblance's between the Celtic and the Hebrew Deity, it is not surprising that England was converted without the shedding of a single drop of blood. There is no record of martyrdom for any early Christian missionary, and it has been truly said that Druidism was only accepting a fuller, better revelation through the adoption of Christianity!

The Druidic priests, like the Levitical priests of the Bible, were exempt from military service. The Druidic and Levitical priests were both divided into three classes. Even the Druidic ceremonial robes remind one of the Mosaic priests, with their breastplates of gold and jewels. The Druidic rituals, like the Old Testament Levitical, included the sacrifice of sheep, oxen, and goats, but no idol worship.

       In the Bible, the prophet Jeremiah in chapter 3l verse 21 instructed scattered Israel to “set thee up waymarks, make thee high heaps,” and thus we find a trail of unhewn stone monuments, called dolmens, menhirs, and cromlechs, leading from Palestine (Gen. 35:14, etc.) across Europe, and into the British Isles, where they were used in worship by the Druidic priests. In England, according to Isabel Hill Elder’s book, “CELT, DRUID, AND CULDEE,” each stone monument was called a “Si’on” in the ancient Celtic language. The similarity between this and the Hebrew word “Zion”, meaning a stone fortress, is striking. Truly, these are additional witnesses to the identity of the House of Israel in the world today.


BAAL WORSHIP

            But the religious customs of the Covenant people became corrupted with the religion of the Phoenician Canaanites. The Prophet Elijah's challenge of the Hebrew priests of Baal is one of the most moving Bible accounts. (I Ki.18:18-40) The Bible indicates that at one time the majority of Hebrew priests and people followed the rituals of Baal worship. Noted 19th century antiquarian, Sir William Betham, made an exhaustive study of the ancient Celtic peoples, and states in his book, THE GAEL AND CIMBRI, “Baal... has the precise meaning in Gaelic as in Phoenician -- the lord of heaven.” (p. 226) Many customs hearken back to Palestine, as well; “even the cakes which the idolatrous Jews, in imitation of the Phoenicians, made in honour of the queen of heaven are still the most popular cake in Ireland under the old name of the barn-brack, or speckled cake.” (p. 236) Ancient customs and rituals are persistent among mankind, and therefore provide tangible evidence of a people’s origins, even where no written proof survives. Betham comments, “Thus we see at this day, fires lighted up in Ireland, on the eve of the summer solstice and the equinoxes, to the Phoenician god, Baal, and even called Baal’s fire, baaltinnes, though the object of veneration be forgotten...” (p. 222-223) In addition, archaeological proof points to a Hebrew-Phoenician origin of the Britons and Irish. Betham relates, “On an altar-stone, dug up near Kirby Thore, in Westmorland, is this inscription:”


“DEO BEL ATUCADRO LIB[ERUM] VOTUM. FECIT IOLUS.”


            The text translates as follows: “To the god Baal, the friend of man, Iolus made his free vow.”

            Numerous other stone altars to Phoenician gods, which have been discovered in Britain, Ireland, and Gaul, are discussed and translated in Betham’s work. Some of the principal finds include altar-stones found in Northumbria and other parts of Britain. He states that these ancient monuments to “Baal, by the ancient British... are unanswerable evidences of the identity of the people of the two islands {i.e., Britain and Ireland] and Gaul, which the most unwilling and incredulous caviler at etymologies, can scarcely refuse to receive as conclusive. It proves more, for it shows an identity of the deities of the Celtae and the [Hebrew]-Phoenicians...” (p. 228-229)

            Numerous other parallels exist between Celtic and Hebrew-Canaanite worship, including mystic well-worship, worship of sacred stones, and the veneration of the autumnal equinoxes. In fact, both the Canaanites and Celts practiced autumnal sacrifices to Baal, which the Celts called, “Baal-tinnes,” as previously mentioned.


AVEN


            Aven was another of the deities of the Phoenician Canaanites, and temples to this god were called,'Beth-Aven," or 'house of Aven.' The idolatrous Israelites also had adopted worship of this false god, as we see in Hoseh 4:15-17: "…come not ye unto Gilgal, neither go ye up to BETHAVEN, nor swear, the Lord liveth. For Israel slideth back as a backsliding heifer…Ephraim is joined to idols…" Israelite worship of this god was so pervasive, that the prophet Isaiah used the word, "Aven," to signify an idol in general: "…he that burneth incense, as if he blessed an IDOL." (Hebrew, "AVEN") All idols are vanity, and aven itself came to have a secondary meaning of vanity. Since this so-called god was no god at all, the idolaters were literally worshipping nothing! The Apostle Paul picks up on this theme in First Corinthians 4:8,"We know that an idol is nothing in the world, and that there is no other god but One."

            There are five rivers Avon in Britain, of which three pass through Gloustershire, where Celtic worship of this god was centered. In the same English district is an old town named Avening. The 'ing' suffix means the place of, so Avening is the place of Aven. Historian Samuel Lysons, in "OUR BRITISH ANCESTORS" says, "The worship at Beth-Aven, in Canaan, and that of Avening in Gloucestershire, and that of Aven, Heliopolis, or Baal bec, were all identical. The stone altars, the high place, the calves' bones discovered there, mark the similarity." (p.123)


MOLOCH AND CHIUN


            The Canaanite god and goddess, Moloch and Chiun, are mentioned in connection with Israel's worship by the prophet Amos (5:25), "But ye have borne the tabernacle of your Moloch and Chiunyour images, the star of your god, which ye made to yourselves. Therefore will I cause you to go into captivity…"

            At Windmill Hill, near Avebury, Wiltshire, England, there are evidences of Druidical worship, but no windmill. 'Win' is the Celtic word for 'eye,' and 'Win-Melk' is the 'eye of Moloch.' Dr. Maurice, in "Indian Antiquities," says, "the Druids worshipped the sun under the title of Moloch, so we are certain that worship was derived to them from their Eastern ancestors." The British towns Melch-bourne in Bedfordshire, and Melc-combe in Dorset, both retain evidence of the worship of Moloch in early times.

            Similarly, the goddess Chiun was worshipped by the idolatrous Canaanites and the Israelites who followed their custom. Chiun was the moon goddess, and was considered so important that she was called the queen of heaven. In fact, it is from this word, Chiun, that we derive our English word, queen. The Prophet Jeremiah mentions worship of this goddess several times. He laments Israel's worship of her, saying, "The children gather wood, and the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead their dough, to make cakes to the QUEEN OF HEAVEN, and to pour out drink offerings unto other gods, that they may provoke me to anger." (7:18; compare 44:17-25) The goddess Chiun had her adherents in Britain also, as seen in the name of the famous king, Cuno-bel-inus, whose name combines the worship of both Chiun and Bel. Similarly, Chiun is seen in the early British names Cunedag, Cingetorix, Conan, and Maglo-cunus.


SUN WORSHIP: AL


            The Hebrew word, Al, signifies the sun, and is equivalent to the Phoenician Hal, Greek Halios,Babylonian Il, and Celto-British Heaul. Mallet's "NORTHERN ANTIQUITIES," (vol.2, p.68) states, "All Celtic nations have been accustomed to the worship of the sun…It was a custom that everywhere prevailed in ancient times to celebrate a feast at the winter solstice, by which men testified their joy at seeing this great luminary return again to this part of the heavens. This was the greatest solemnity of the year. They called it, in many places, Yole or Yuul, from the word Hiaul, which even at this day signifies the sun in the languages of the Bas-Bretagne and Cornwall." Christmas is still called Yule. A Christmas holiday beer, Ale, may be from the same root. Holly and Holy come from the word,heaul, meaning 'to hallow, to deem sacred,' with roots to the Hebrew, 'El,' God. The German words, 'heilig'and 'ale' mean 'to swear, to call on the name of God.' The words 'all,' ''whole,' and 'heal,' may be related to this.

            The Hebrew name for the sun appears in many places in Britain with names beginning with 'Al,' 'Ail,' 'Ayl,' 'Hal,' 'Hayl,' and the like. There are many examples, including Albury, Albourne, Alcester, Alby, Althorp, Alton, Allington, Allerton, Alford, Allenby, Alsop, and dozens more.


AUN OR ON


            In Genesis 41:45, we read, "And Pharaoh called Joseph's name Zaphnathpaaneah; and he gave him to WIFE ASENATH the DAUGHTER OF POTIPHERAH PRIEST OF ON. And Joseph went out over all the land of Egypt." Again in Genesis 46:20, we are told, "And unto Joseph in the land of Egypt were born Manasseh and Ephraim, which ASENATH THE DAUGHTER OF POTIPHERAHPRIEST OF ON bare unto him." (compare 41:50) The word, On, signifies the sun, and is derived from the Hebrew Aun, Assyrian Anu, Babylonian Aunu, Celto-British On, and the Greek On. The ancient Celtic poet, Taliesin, is quoted in "DAVIES' BRITISH DRUIDS," as saying, "Even the sovereign On, the ancient, the generous feeder." (p.527) Historian George Rawlinson states, "Aunu signified 'the god,' and was no doubt in use among the primitive Babylonians from the very earliest times." (Herodotus, Essay x, vol. 1, p. 591) Who was this "Asenath, the daughter of Potipherah the priest of On," whom the Biblical patriarch Joseph married? It is popular teaching today to say because Asenath dwelled in Egypt, that therefore Joseph married a Negro. But the fact that her family were sun-worshippers worshipping On, the Semitic sun-god, is proof positive of a Semitic identity.

            It is from this word, On, that we derive the Latin, annus, meaning a year, from the annual solar revolution, and the English, annual. Samuel Lysons states, "That Aven and On were the same, is shown by the Greek translation of Beth-aven as 'the house of On.' Heliopolis, Egypt was at different periods called Ain, Aven, and On… Possibly our word Evening, Dutch Avond, and German Abend, may represent Aven, as the declining sun." (ibid., p. 238-239)

            British place-names showing early sun-worship include Ansley, Anston, Anslow, Ancoats, Ancaster (Caer An), Ancroft, Anford, Anwick, Avon, Avening, Arran, and many others. Concerning this last location, a circle of Druidic stones with a cromlech in the center at Arran indicates sun worship.


FURTHER EVIDENCES


            British antiquarian, Aylett Sammes, writing in 1676, noted that “the customs, religion, idols, offices, and dignities of the ancient Britons are all clearly Phoenician.” John Pinkarton, in his “ENQUIRY INTO THE HISTORY OF SCOTLAND,” (1789), also stated that Druidism was directly descended from the Phoenicians, while British antiquarian William Stukely, in the book, “STONEHENGE,” believed that it had the marks of Israelite worship and culture.

            Stukely pointed out Old Testament references to oaks, which gave these trees symbolic or mystical attributes. Abraham’s altar of sacrifice was prepared by the oak of Moreh. ”And Abram passed through the land unto the place of Sichem, unto the plain (lit: “oakof Moreh. And the Canaanite was then in the land. And the LORD appeared unto Abram, and said, Unto thy seed will I give this land: and there builded he an altar unto the LORD, who appeared unto him.” (Gen. 12:6-7) We are further told inHoseh 4:13“They sacrifice upon the tops of the mountains, and burn incense upon the hills, under oaks...” The importance of worship under oaks in Druidism is well known. Modern Celtic scholar, John King, in his book, “THE CELTIC DRUIDS’ YEAR,” adds, “The Hebrew word for oak also means oath, and there is evidence that the oak signified a burial place. The golden calf or bull worshipped as an idol by the Israelites has its counterpart in the Druidical image of the god Hu Gadarn, or Hu the Mighty, who, like Noah, survived the deluge and first brought the skill of ploughing to mankind. Dibbuks, demons and lesser deities, some of which might seem to correlate to Celtic spiritual figures, have been pushed into the background by contemporary Judaism.” (p. 26) Thus the Hebrew connection is little-known but factual.

            Perhaps we can do no better in summing up our study than to quote the venerable Sir William Betham:“The connection of this [Hebrew-Canaanite] worship with the historical traditions of the Pagan Irish is so evident, and so extensive, that it …strongly illustrates the [Biblical] account of the progress of population from the plains of Sennaar [i.e., in the Middle-East] to the western extremities of Europe...”(p. 242) This is obvious, for no one but God's people exhibited the peculiar mix of true and false religion seen in the early Celts.




"The Hebrew connection with Ireland" by Jory Steven Brooks



Ancient Ireland and Israel

The Hebrew connection with Ireland



Thy Kingdom Come - a magazine published by The Association of 
the Covenant People, B.C. Canada. 

THE PARALLEL PEOPLE - THERE IS A PEOPLE MODELED AFTER THE
PROPHETIC ISRAEL OF GOD

By JORY STEVEN BROOKS


     The early history of the Anglo-Saxon-Celtic peoples is
steeped in mystery and folklore. Yet, those who study the
earliest annals of our race know that there is a kernel of truth
about our origin in the core of these early accounts. 

     The book, "Popular History Of Ireland From
The Earliest Period To The Present Time," by Robert Stewart
(London, 1851) contains an in teresting account of the early
history of that land. Quoting an antiquary named Plowden, who was
well-versed in the ancient annals of Ireland, we read the
following: 

"About 140 years after the deluge Ireland was discovered by one
Adhua, who had been sent from Asia to explore new countries, by a
grandson of Belus; he plucked some of the luxuriant grass as a
specimen of the fertility of the soil, and returned to his
master. After that the island remained unoccupied for 140   
years; and about 300 years after the flood, one Partholan,
originally a Scythian, and a descendant from Japheth in the sixth
generation, sailed from Greece with his family and a thousand
soldiers, and took possession of the island. They all died off,
and left the island destitute of human beings for the space of
thirty years. Afterwards different sets of immigrant adventurers
occupied and peopled the island at different periods. About 1080
years after the deluge, and 1300 years before Christ, Niul, (the
son of Phineus, a wise Scythian prince) who had married a 
daughter  of Pharaoh, inhabited with his people a district given
to him by his father-in-law on the Red Sea when Moses led the
Israelites out of Egypt. The Phineus (more generally called
Feniusa Farsa) were afterwards expelled by Pharaoh's successors
on account of their ancestors having favoured the escape of the
Israelites through the Red Sea. They emigrated and settled in
Spain, whence, under the command of Milesius, a colony of them
sailed from Brigantia in Galicia to Ireland, gained the
ascendancy over the inhabitants, and gave laws and a race of
monarchs to the island." (pp.15-16)

     Notice how closely these mysterious ancestors of the British
Isles shadowed and paralleled the people of Israel, God's chosen
nation. The descendants of Noah's son, Japheth, are prominently
mentioned as early settlers, yet we are told that "they all died
off," leaving early Ireland to be peopled instead by "different
sets of immigrants." Who did these include?  

     Early accounts tell us that one of the most revered
patriarchal ancestors of Ireland was Phineas, a name of pure
Hebrew origin, meaning, "having a mouth with pity." We read, in
fact, about another famous Hebrew with that name in Numbers
chapters 25 and 31 (spelled "Phinehas" in the King James
Version). Interestingly, other early Irish patriarchs had Hebrew
names, as well, such as Emer and Heber.

     But the "Hebrew connection" does not end there. We are
further told that Phineus' son, Niul, married "Pharaoh's
daughter," mirroring the Biblical patriarch Joseph, who married a
daughter of Pharaoh named Asenath. (Gen.41:45,50; 46:20) The
Bible also tells us that Hebrew King Solomon married a daughter
of Pharaoh, according to I Kings 11:1. The early histories
further say that the ancestors of the British Isles inhabited a
district of Egypt given by Pharaoh to his son-in-law, their
ancestor, Niul. This parallels the Israelites in Egypt who were
given the district of Goshen by Pharaoh's promise to his
vice-regent, Joseph. (Gen.41:39-43; 47:4-6) 

     These parallel people were present there "on the Red Sea"
when the Israelites crossed to the Promised Land. The "shadow
people" were even "expelled" from Egypt as Israel was, and at the
same time-period in history as Israel, too! What amazing
historical coincidences! What unbelievable historic parallels! I
am not a betting man, but the "odds" of all of this happening by
accident or coincidence are nearly zero. No wonder one historian
has referred to the Anglo-Saxons as "God's almost chosen people."

     Wherever Israel was, there you find the shadow race -
following them, modeling them, impersonating them.

     Even more amazing, the Celto-Saxon race not only shadowed
the Israel of God, they enveloped them! They have done the things
Israel was to do, received promises and blessings Israel was to
receive, and inherited things Israel was to inherit - not only
that, but they have self-fulfilled a multitude of Israel
prophecies that

     "Jewish-Israel" has never come close to accomplishing.
Here are a few examples: Israel was to become a company of
nations (Gen.35:11), a [spiritual and physical] blessing to the
world (Gen.18:18), as the dust of the earth, the stars of heaven,
and sand on the seashore for multitude (Gen.13:16; 15:5;
22:16-18; 28:14; 32:2), thousands of millions (Gen.24:60), with a
new name (Isa.62:2), a new language (Isa.28:11), a new land (2
Sam.7:10), spreading abroad (Gen.28:14), toward the west (Isa.
11:14), in the isles (Isa.49:13), chief among the nations (Gen.
27:29), losing all trace of their lineage (Isa.42:16-17), and to
become Christians or sons of God (Hos.1:9-10).

     How can all of this be fulfilled unless the Celto-Saxon
peoples are, in fact, the Israel of the Bible? If you are a
modern "dispensationalist," you may accept one author's
contention that these Western nations have simply "stolen the
Jew's millennial promises." But God gave this covenant
unconditionally to Abraham's descendants, and it is not subject
to ransack or ruin. God is in control, so the promises divinely
and unconditionally given to the House of Israel must be
fulfilled in the people constituting the House of Israel. Not
only does the history, language, and culture of the Irish
parallel Israel, but a dozen European peoples do also, including
the Norse, Danes, early Greek Spartans, and others as well. (See
The Story Of CeltoSaxon Israel by W.H.Bennett, for a wealth of
Biblical and historic proof on this subject.)

     Yet all of this happened in complete and total ignorance of
their true origin. The Bible prophesied that, as well. Speaking
of the people of Israel who are symbolized as a mountain, we
read, "And he will destroy in this mountain the face of the
covering cast over all people, and the veil that is spread over
all nations." (Isa.25:7) A veil is a covering that hides the
wearer's identity. Israel, though blind to their heritage, is
fulfilling the prophetic promises, and one day that prophetic
cover or veil will be lifted.

     Yes, these "shadow people" who parallel and envelop the
promises and covenants to Israel are in fact, the people of the
book, modern Israel. Although the world may be blind to this
fact, "Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having
this seal The Lord knoweth them that are his." (2 Tim.2:19)



Source: http://www.keithhunt.com/Irish3.html

"Evidence of lost Israel in early annals" by Jory Steven Brooks



An ancient answer to an age-old question:

Evidence of lost Israel in early annals


By Jory Steven Brooks

Where is lost Israel? Bible readers throughout the Christian centuries have pondered the fate of the ten tribes of the House of Israel who vanished into Assyrian exile in the 7th century, B.C. There is no shortage of modern ideas concerning their fate, but the real answer to this historic riddle lies not far beneath the surface of ancient annals found in Europe.

These annals are the Norse sagas, which concern events dating back into prehistory, passed down by word of mouth and embellished with mythological elements overtime. Yet it is not difficult to see the underlying course of events they describe, even though not written down until over a millennium later.

The book, "Ruling Races of Prehistoric Times" discusses the significance of the ancient sagas. These ancient accounts "tell us of the earliest ages of civilization" and present to us the early "life of the nations, whose home was bounded by the Indian Ocean, the Caspian and Black Seas, the Mediterranean, and the Red Sea." We know this area today as the Middle-East, an area identified by scholars as the early homeland of both the Israelites and the Celto-Saxon peoples, including the Norse.

Asgard in Midgard or Media

The Norse homeland was a city called Asgard, which was located within a region called by the sagas, Midgard. "The Gods gave them Midgard for a home," says author Sigvart Sorenson, (Norway, pg.20). The suffix "gard" originally meant a region, city, or stronghold. It is found today in the word, "grad,"meaning a city, as in Petrograd, or Peter's City. It is also the parent of our English word, "yard,"meaning a fenced enclosure. A number of scholars recognize that this Norse word, "Mid-gard" is a thinly veiled reference to the region of "Media" in the Middle East.

For example, "Etymons of English Words," by John Thomson states that "according to Gothic authors, Asgard in Media, the ancient capital of our forefathers ... is called Aderkind or Azerkind by the Persians... Kind in the Persian name is the Gothic gard, Russian gorod, an enclosure." (pp.7-8). Thomson also adds, "The Massagetae were so named... from Saxon Maethas, the Medians."(p.9). The Massagetae were one branch of the Gatai or Goths, later known in Europe by other names such as Angles, Saxons, and Norse, and the name indicates their place of origin in Media. Historian Sharon Turner commented that the existence of hundreds of Medo-Persian words in the Saxon language as due to their former residence there, (History of the Anglo- Saxons).

The word, Norse means "northern people," because their final destination was Scandinavia in Northern Europe. As such, it is a later designation for these people. Sir Francis Palgrave comments that the original homeland of the Norse was in "Asgard, the chief city of the Ases, beyond the Tanais." (Sir Francis Palgrave, Collected Historical Works, p. 17) The Tanais was the ancient name of the River Don in southern Russia, located just north of the Caucasus Mountains. A straight line drawn from Scandinavia southeast beyond the Tanais and the Caucasus points directly to the homeland of the Norse in Mid-gard, the Middle East. Rasmus Anderson in "Teutonic Mythology,"says that according to the Vafthrudnersmal Edda, an early Norse forefather named, "Njord was... sent as a hostage of the gods to Asgard; he had to journey eastwards," (p.474). Underlying this ancient account seems to be a racial remembrance of their forefathers being taken captive into exile eastward into the Median area of Asgard. The Bible tells a similar story of God's people, Israel being captive exiles also sent eastward into Media; and like the Norse saga, it is God who claims responsibility(Isaiah 10:5-6). As we will see, the parallel Hebrew-Norse exile accounts in reality constitute the same event.

The Hebrew Connection

Links between Israel and the early Norse are pervasive. According to 2 Kings 17, the Israelites were sent into captive exile by God to "the cities of the Medes;" Media, the Norse Midgard. Anderson tells us that in the Lokasenna Edda, the Norse god Loki says to Njord: "From here (Aegir's Hall located on the sea) you were sent out east as a hostage to the gods." Here we learn that Njord, as a representative of the Norse people themselves, had dwelt on the sea before his captive exile. The Israelites also had dwelt on the sea, in Canaan, before being conquered and exiled. Anderson supposes that this sea"known by the Teutons, was the North Sea." However it is not the North Sea, but the Mediterranean Sea from which an eastward journey would lead to both Midgard and Asgard in Media. The Bible's account of Israel's captivity and exile from Canaan to Media perfectly fits the underlying details given in the sagas.

Anderson also says that "Asgard [was located] not far from the native home of the Vans." Who were they? The sagas simply refer to them as a race of gods. Historians know of no tribe in past ages called the Vans but the name suggests a people who dwelt in the area of Lake Van in northern Medo-Persia, which indeed would have put them in proximity to the area of the exiled Israelites. They may actually have been another group of exiled Israelites themselves, because Halah, one of the places of exile (2 Kings 17: 6) was located near Lake Van; and according to the sagas, the Vans later united with the people of Asgard.

The word Asgard, itself means the "city of the people called Ases" this word "Ases" or "Asen" means the"godmen" or more properly "The people of God," a distinctive term used by the Israelites (Judges 20:2; 2 Samuel 14:13). Asgard, the city of the people of God, was ruled by twelve diar or gods (Sir Francis Palgrave stated, "According to the Northmen, the institution of duodenary courts is coeval with their race." (ibid, p.l 08) The word, duodenary, again refers to the number twelve. This is very significant, because Semitic people such as the Hebrews used a sexigesimal numbering system based on multiples of the number six.

The Hebrew connection with the Norse or Goths is shown by Boyd Dawkins, in "Early Man in Britain,"who states that "we can... trace their westward progress over Europe from their Eastem home, from the birthplace of the nations, Asgard... We can prove that they were composed of two distinct elements, the older or the non-Aryan Iberic, and the later or the Celtic..." (p. 4). Since the name Iberic means a descendent of the Hebrew patriarch Eber, Dawkins provides a basis for the Hebrew-Semitic descent of a significant proportion of the peoples of Westem Europe. "The Story of Celto-Saxon Israel" by W. H. Bennett has an important chapter showing the Hebrew descent of the Iberic (or Iberian) peoples.
John Thomson adds, "The Celtic language, including the Hellenic and Latin dialects is supposed to have been general throughout Europe... and its affinity to the Arabic, Hebrew and Phoenician, has been generally admitted... The [Celtic] Druids practiced their mysterious devotions in sacred groves, like the idolatrous Hebrews."

This Celtic idolatry was itself an important mark of identification. Du Challu, in "the Viking Age" (ii: 44) reveals that "Odin was originally a Jotun [i.e., powerful man] and it would appear from the mythological literature of the North that, for some reason, he wished to found a new religion." The House of Israel was banished from Canaan for this very reason: they had adopted pagan religious practices and were not obeying the commands of God. We read the prophet's denunciation of these Hebrew and Druidic rites in 2 Kings 17:7-10. For a more complete survey of the connection between the religious rites of the Hebrews and Celts, see the article, "The Old Testament Roots of Celtic Mythology" on the CBIA website.

Norse heroes provides additional evidence of a Hebrew identification. "Helgi, the holy one (German heilige), [was] the son of Halfdan, the half of Father Dan, the judge," (Ruling Races p.96) The word, Dan, means judge in Hebrew and Dan later gave their name to the nation of Denmark or "Dan's Mark,"as well as a number of rivers in Eastern Europe, such as Don, Dniester, Dnieper, Danapris, Eridanus and Danube.

We also find that giants play a significant part in the Norse sagas, which may be a remembrance of one of the best-known Bible stories: David's victory over Goliath. Our English word, colossus, is derived from the word, Gollius, the Hebrew form of the name Goliath. The sagas even tell us that, "Asgard is a place where giants are refused admittance." Did these mythological giants receive life and inspiration from an early Bible story that we still treasure today?

Ancient mythology is far more than just fictional storytelling. It is a cultural remembrance of the remote past as well as the travels and deeds of our ancestors. This study has only scratched the surface of a deeper analysis yet to be completed in book form.