The Lost Tribes of Israel

Chapter 5


Great Britain and the United States revealed



A most interesting coincidence is the Hebrew meaning of the phonetic sounds of the names of the British people. The House of Israel is the "covenant people." The Hebrew word for "covenant" is (pronounced in current Hebrew) "brit". After Gideon's death, Israel followed the false pagan god Baal. In Judges 8:83 and 9:4, the word "covenant" is used as a proper name coupled with the name "Baal." This is quoted in the English text, Authorized Version, without being translated, as "Baalberith," meaning (margin) "idol of the covenant."


The word for "covenant man," or "covenant people," would therefore sound, in English word order, "Brit-ish" (the word ish means "man" in Hebrew, and it is also an English suffix on nouns and adjectives). And so, is it mere coincidence that the true covenant people today are called the "British"? And they reside in the "British Isles"!


To Abraham, God also said, "In Isaac shall thy seed be called," and this name is repeated in Romans 9:7 and Hebrews 11:18. In Amos 7:16 the Israelites are called "the House of Isaac." The name "Isaac" is the English form of the Hebrew word more exactly transliterated Yishaq. Note how different the Hebrew spelling and pronunciation is from the English. Even stable consonants have dropped out, how much easier for the unstable, semi-vowel 'y' to drop, leaving Shaq or Saac. In fact ancient documents show another Semitic people, the Assyrians, had a habit of dropping the initial 'y' in exactly this way. For instance, they referred to a King Ahab of Israel as A-ha-ab-bu Sir-'i-la-a-a. (See, for example, Pritchard's Ancient Near Eastern Texts Relating to the Old Testament, pp.227-Si.) They dropped the 'yi' of Israel (Yisra'el in Hebrew) in the same way the first syllable of Isaac would be dropped to form Saac. Is it only coincidence that "Saxons" sounds the same as "Saac's sons"-sons of Isaac?


The tribe of Dan originally occupied a strip of coast country on the Mediterranean, west of Jerusalem. "And the coast of the children of Dan," we read in Joshua 19:47, "went out too little for them: therefore the children of Dan went up to fight against Leshem, and took it... and called Leshem, Dan, after the name of Dan their father." In Judges 18:11-12, it is recorded that Danites took Kirjath-jearim, and "called that place Mahaneh-dan unto this day." A little later the same company of 600 armed Danites came to Laish, captured it, and "they called the name of the city Dan, after the name of Dan their father" (verse 29).


The tribe of Dan occupied two different districts, or provinces, in the Holy Land before the Assyrian captivity. One colony lived on the seacoast. They were principally seamen, and it is recorded Dan abode in ships (Judges. 5:17). When Assyria captured Israel, these Danites struck out in their ships and sailed west through the Mediterranean and, as we shall now note, north to Ireland.


Just before his death, Moses prophesied of Dan: "Dan is a lion's whelp: he shall leap from Bashan" (Deut. 83:22). Some historians see a connection between those Danites and the Danoi in Greece and the Thatha De and Thathe De Danaan of Ireland. Tuatha De means the "people of God." The name Dunn in the Irish language, for example, means the same as Dan in the Hebrew: judge.


But the northern colony of Danites was taken to Assyria in the captivity, and thence with the rest of the Ten Tribes they traveled from Assyria by the overland route. After leaving Assyrian captivity, they first inhabited the land just west of the Black Sea before migrating northwest. And we find in the directions they journeyed a nation, Denmark today, which is named Danmark by its inhabitants, meaning Dan's Borderland or march.


Now briefly let us consider what is found in the ancient annals, legends, and history of Ireland, and we shall have the scene of Jeremiah's "planting" and the present location of "lost" Israel. The real ancient history of Ireland is very extensive, though colored with some legend. But with the facts of biblical history and prophecy in mind, one can sift out the legend from the true history in studying ancient Irish annals. Throwing out that which is obviously legendary, we glean from various histories of Ireland the following: Long prior to 700 B.C. a colony of mixed ancestry called "Tuatha De Danaan', arrived in ships, drove out other tribes, and settled there.


Later, in the days of David, a colony of Milesians, apparently of the line of Zarah, arrived in Ireland from the Near East. Later still, an elderly, white-haired patriarch sometimes referred to as a "saint" came to Ireland. With him was the princess daughter of an eastern king and a companion called "Simon Brach," spelled in different histories as Breck, Berech, Brach, or Berach. The princess was named Tephi or Tea-Tephi.


Modern literature of those who recognize the national identity of the Anglo-Saxons has confused this daughter of Zedekiah, with an earlier Tea, a daughter of Ith, who lived in the days of David. This royal party included the son of the king of Ireland who had been in Jerusalem at the time of the siege. There he had become acquainted with Tea-Tephi. He married her shortly after the city fell. Their young son, now in his late teens accompanied them to Ireland. A descendant of the ancient King Herremon, this young man has usually been confused with his much earlier ancestor Gede the Herremon-who married his uncle Ith's daughter Tea. The son of this later young king and the Hebrew princess continued on the throne of Ireland and this same dynasty continued unbroken through all the kings of Ireland; was overturned and transplanted again in Scotland; again overturned and moved to London, England, where this same dynasty continues today in the reign of Queen Elizabeth II.


The crown worn by the kings of the line of Herremon and the other sovereigns of ancient Ireland had twelve points! Besides the royal family, the prophet is thought by some to have brought with them certain remarkable things, including a harp, and a wonderful stone called "lia-fail," or "stone of destiny." A peculiar coincidence is that Hebrew reads from right to left, while English reads from left to right. Read this name either way, and it still is "lia-fail."


Another strange coincidence, or is it just coincidence, is that many kings in the history of Ireland, Scotland, and England have been coronated sitting over a remarkable stone, including the present queen. The stone, until lately, rested in Westminster Abbey in London, and the coronation chair was built over and around it. A sign once labeled it "Jacob's pillow stone" (Genesis 28:18).


In view of the linking together of biblical history, prophecy, and Irish history, can anyone deny that this Hebrew princess was the daughter of King Zedekiah of Judah and therefore heir to the throne of David? That the aged patriarch was in fact Jeremiah, and his companion was Jeremiah's scribe, or secretary, Baruch? That King Herremon was a descendant of Zarah, here married to the daughter of Pharez, healing the ancient breach? That when Jeremiah first overturned the throne of David, it was replanted in Ireland, later overturned a second time and replanted in Scotland, overturned a third time and planted in London? (See my article on Perez and Zerah)


When Christ returns to earth to sit on the throne, he shall take over a live, existing throne, not a nonexistent one. And the British Commonwealth of Nations is the only company of nations in all earth's history. Could we so exactly fulfill the specifications of the birthright, and not be the birthright people? The United States expanded rapidly in national resources and wealth after 1800 and reached world dominance among nations later than the British Commonwealth. It became a giant world power by the end of World War I.