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Lost Tribes of Israel

Jacob had 12 sons. Each of these sons who each formed a tribe in Israel.  These were: Reuben, Shimon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Zebulun, Dan, Naphtali, Gad, Asher, Joseph, and Benjamin. Known to history as the 12 Tribes of Israel, these tribes settled on both sides of the Jordan River.

After the death of King Solomon, the  Hebrew nation split into two kingdoms. Two tribes, including the tribe of Judah and the tribe of the Jacob's youngest son (Benjamin) formed the Southern Kingdom, and the other 10 tribes, centered around Samaria made up the Northern Kingdom of Israel.  In the year 722 BC, the Assyrians conquered the Kingdom of Israel and sent the Ten Tribes into Exile.  Since then, their fate has been cloaked in a shroud of mystery and legend. 


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12 Tribes of Israel

 

It all started in Genesis 49 when Jacob divided the birthright. Judah (the ONLY tribe to be called Jews) only got the right to rule and make the laws. Joseph got everything else, including all the prophecies and promises to Abraham. Joseph's descendents were the nobility of the 12-tribed nation. If you'll look at Ezekiel 23, you'll see that the pre-eminent sister in God's eyes was Ahola, "the elder". God immediately clarifies by telling us that Ahola is Samaria, the symbol of the northern kingdom, called the House of Israel. When the whole nation of Israel, which included the soon-to-be-called-Jews of the tribe of Judah, split soon after Solomon's death, it was like Judah seceded from the twelve-tribed union and took Benjamin with them. Israel really stayed pretty much the same, with the Ephraimites in charge. Every time you read House of Israel, or Joseph, Ephraim, Isaac, Samaria and other names it refers to the ten tribes of the northern kingdom (the Nation of Israel).

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Would you believe these are you (Isaiah says; to the "isles afar off")?  Are they descendents of the British Isles, Ireland, the countries of northwest Europe, the United States and even Japan?  In an irony to Jewish history, could the tribe of Dan have gone to Greece and later to Rome?  Could descendents of Dan have actually been involved with all the holocausts of Jewish history (Greek, Roman, Inquisition and Nazi Germany)?

One important link/key is the term Scythians (Celts); "the people who dwell in booths". 

Did the prophet Jeremiah (a Chief of Iber) die in Ireland? 

Did he travel there in 583-560 BC from Egypt around the same time of the destruction of Jerusalem, with: the scribe Baruch, Ebed-Melech, Tea Tephi (daughter of Zedekiah & heir to the throne-line of Pharez), and the son of the king of Ireland who had been in Jerusalem at the time of the siege?  Did Jeremiah come to Ireland to build the nation Israel in the Isles of the West and to plant the royal line of David upon Israels throne in the person of Zedekiahs daughter, Tea Tephi? Tea Tephi is the name of the most celebrated queen in early Irish history.  With her the lion came into Irish heraldry, an emblem of the Israelites, but especially of the tribe of Judah. With Tea Tephi also a most remarkable 400 pound stone came to Ireland called the Lia Fail, or stone wonderful, or Stone of Scone upon which the Irish line of kings were crowned until about 500 A.D. Thereafter it was carried to Scotland and used as coronation stone there till 1296 A.D. Then Edward I carried it to Westminster Abbey where it has been ever since, until just recently when it was returned to Scotland, as the Coronation Stone of Great Britain.

Tea Tephi married the Irish monarch, Eiochaid, the Heremonn, thus joining the Pharez and Zarah branches of Judahs royal line, and from them through the Irish and Scotch line of kings one can trace the descent to George VI and show that Davids line did not lapse for Yahweh keep His covenant of salt. (2 Chronicles 13:5)

Was Jeremiah the elderly white-haired patriarch, sometimes referred to as a "saint," who came ashore in Ulster in Irish tradition? Wasn't Jeremiah the grandfather of King Zedekiah (last king of Judah); and thus, God's Trustee of the Bloodline and the Throne of David?  From these sources we learn that about 565 B.C., soon after Jeremiah and the kings daughters disappeared in eastern history, there appeared in Ireland at Tara, the seat of the Irish kings, a remarkable and mysterious personage, a prophet named Ollam Fola, who instituted a school of prophets in Ireland. From the number of Hebrew words connected with this mysterious personage he is shown to have been a Hebrew prophet. The only Hebrew prophet who disappeared with any such mission as would take him to the Isles of the West, was Jeremiah, whose bust is in Dublin Castle.  The name of Jeremiah remains everywhere in those parts even today.

Was the royal bloodline planted in Ireland? 

Could a female further the bloodline? 

Did Jeremiah bring the ancient Jewish coronation stone to Ireland (was the throne then overturned 3 times, and now is in London?)? 

Was it moved three times (finally to England) in fulfillment of Ezekiel's prophecy mentioned in chapter 21, verses 25-27? 

Did St. Andrew journey to Scotland? 

Is Israel today Ephraim?

Is Britain and the United States Manasseh? 

Legend says Ireland was already populated by Hebrews before Jeremiah's arrival.  Long prior to 700 B.C. another strong colony called "Tuatha de Danaan" (tribe of Dan) arrived in ships, drove out other tribes, and settled there. Later, in the days of David, a colony of the line of Zarah arrived in Ireland from the Near East.  In light of this, imagine how fruitful the Irish potato famine has proven to be.... Or, is all the above a fabrication started via  a book ("England the Remnant of Judah." London, 1861) by British-Israel expositor named Rev. F.R.A. Glover who combined two different people Tea and Tephi from two different time periods?  Is the Worldwide Church of God behind furthering this confusion?  Or, is it all true??  

Also, consider this conflicting legend that there is a strong Jewish tradition that the prophet Jeremiah was stoned to death outside the city walls of Jerusalem - in the place known as Golgotha.

Bible Probers should note: We think the "Annals" of Irish History (Annals of Ulster, Annals of the Four Masters, etc.) are only reliably historical from 1,000 A.D. onwards. All material relating to time periods before the time of St. Patrick (430 A.D.) is legend.  However, there is some truth contained in the "Annals" prior to 1,000 A.D.  The "Annals" go back to about 444 A.D., but written copies date only from the 1400's.  For instance in these Irish "Annals" there are 18 records of eclipses and comets which all agree exactly to the day and hour with the calculations of modern astronomers. The oldest piece of consecutive Irish preserved in Ireland is found in the "Book of Armaugh", written about the year 812.  See possible historic lineage here.  Conclusion.  Take note that, Jeremiah's commission included "to build and to plant".  Legend frequently is steeped in fact, no matter how confusing.  The Lost tribes went somewhere...Perhaps Ireland and western Europe....or even southern Russia.

The Book of Tephi
Teia Tephi is thought to have been the daughter (Tender Twig) of the king of Jerusalem (the Cedar) whom Jeremiah went forth to PLANT in Ireland after the ROOTING-OUT and DESTRUCTION of Zedekiah, the king of Jerusalem in c. 588 B.C.



British occultist and Mason Lord Northampton, who has been atop the Temple Mount in Jerusalem conducting "Temple studies," candidly has admitted in interviews, that he is an adherent of British Israelism, which holds that the British oligarchy has mystical powers, because England was colonized by one of the lost tribes of Israel. "I think the tradition of the Kabbalah is very strong in England, because I think one of the lost tribes came to England. And I think you can spot them, quite clearly, in old English families. I am sure you can. I know they came to Ireland, then to the north of Wales, and then down into England. And then that became some of the oldest families we have."
 

Stone of Scone (Destiny)

Traditionally it is said to have been Jacob's pillow when he saw the angels of Bethel. Another legend suggests it was brought to Scotland by Scotia, daughter of an Egyptian pharaoh. The most likely explanation is that it was a royal stone brought from Antrim to Argyll and then to Scone by Kenneth MacAlpin, the 36th King of Dalriada.

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At Scone Palace, in the heartland of Scotland, lies also the

heart of Scotland's history. The chroniclers tell us of Druids,

of Romans, of fantastic glimpses of kings and king-making.

Carried away from Scotland by English King Edward I in 1296, the 400-pound Stone of Scone (pronounced SKOON) reputedly was the coronation seat of ancient kings of Scotland and Ireland -- and, some say, the pillow of the patriarch Jacob. Some say that the stone placed beneath the Coronation Chair was a fake, the true Stone of Scone having been hastily hidden by the monks in an underground chamber. The truth may never be known.

Scottish Nationalists removed the Stone from Westminster in 1950 and returned it to Scotland. It was recovered in the grounds of Arbroath Abbey four months later.

The Stone of Scone was last used at the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II - and so it still performs its ancient duty, and to far great effect, making not only the monarch of the Scots but of Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

British Government Returned the Stone to Scotland

On November 15, 1996, the Stone of Destiny, on which Scottish kings had been crowned since time immemorial, was brought back to Scotland 700 years after the army of King Edward I of England carted it off to Westminster Abbey in London. Now safely ensconced in Edinburgh Castle, the 152 kg rock popularly known outside Scotland as the "Stone of Scone" has joined the other Scottish royal regalia -- crown, sceptre, sword and jewels -- in a closely-guarded museum.

The Stone was last used in a coronation in Scotland in 1292, when John Balliol was proclaimed King. Four years later, in 1296, the English monarch, Edward I (infamous as the "hammer of the Scots," and nemesis of Scottish national hero William Wallace) invaded Scotland. Among the booty that Edward's army removed was the legendary Stone, which the English king apparently regarded as an important symbol of Scottish sovereignty. The present Coronation Throne was made to house the stone in 1301.

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The Stone of Scone - also known as the Stone of Destiny

 - was kept at Scone for nearly 500 years. It was placed

upon the Moot Hill and used in the coronations of the Kings

of Scots until the end of the 13th century, when it was

removed to Westminster Abbey.

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Made of sandstone - Jacob's Pillow (Aka: Stone of Destiny)
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But is the stone that finally rests securely in Edinburgh Castle the real Stone of Destiny? After so many centuries, it is impossible to know. According to one legend, the Stone never left Ireland at all. One tale suggests that the original Stone of Destiny was white marble, carved with decorative figures -- in no way resembling the plain slab of yellow sandstone with a single Latin cross carved on it that sat beneath the throne in Westminster Abbey for these past seven centuries. To make matters more confusing, there may have been several copies made down through the ages! It is entirely within the realm of possibility that some canny Scots fobbed off a fake on Edward I, seven hundred years ago, hiding the original coronation stone where it would never be found. One story particularly satisfying to Scottish nationalists with long memories claims that Edward actually took the rough rock used to hold down the cover of the cess-pit at Scone Castle, and that subsequent English monarchs have ceremoniously seated themselves on this medieval plumbing accessory for their coronations ever since 1308! At least one acknowledged copy of the "Westminster" Stone exists, on public display at beautiful Scone Palace in Perthshire, where it serves as a favorite roost for the elegant peacocks and camera-toting tourists who stroll the grounds.

Edward I was aware of the sacred Stone of Scotland and its strange history connecting it with Empire. He knew the Scots venerated the Stone and were willing to die for it. He knew the Scottish nation and believed there was an aura of fatality, inseparable from their ancient Stone, which convinced them that their monarchy could not be shaken while the relic was in the land; but it would suffer great changes were the Stone removed. So he took the Stone after defeating them in battle. [This was one of the causes of the rebellion led by William Wallace several years later].

'On the surface he wanted to persuade the Scots that the time for the dissolution of their kingdom had come, and so dampen their hopes of ever recovering their national liberty. But inwardly Edward dreamed of an Empire, and he its sovereign lord. Was there truth in the prophecy about the Stone; he wanted it! To ensure that his secret desire was not flawed, he had all the Scottish monuments destroyed, and books and records burned.

'Unless the fates are faithless grown,

And Prophet's voice be vain,

Where'er is found this Sacred Stone,

The wanderer's race shall reign.'

'This detestable act was abhorred by all who knew of it ('History of England,' by M. Rapine de Thoyras, page 427). Refering to this, de Thoyras wrote 'Those records were such a loss to the nation, to their posterity and to the world, as time could never replace.' And he revealed that in a similar manner and from similar motives many valuable Irish records were also consumed.

'After obliterating -- so he thought -- all vestige of Scottish freedom and self-rule, Edward took their beloved Stone triumphantly to England, and lost no time drafting plans to build a new chair for it. In the Waldrobe Account book it is referred to as the Stone from Scotland, not 'Scotland's Stone.' Also, it seems that someone provided knowledge convincing Edward to change from a bronze chair to an OAKEN chair, and again he appears to have looked back on the history of the Children of Israel: 'And Joshua...took a great stone, and set it up there under an oak,...(Joshua 24:26).'

 

Tribe of Dan

Israel's Biggest Nightmare?

Could the tribe of Dan have gone to Greece via Lebanon and later to Rome?

According to the ancient Greek "story" the Iliad by Homer, the founder of Troy was named Dardanus.  Dardanus had a son named Erichthonius, who had a son named Tros, who was the namesake of the ancient Trojans and of their capital city of Troy.

Tros has three sons, Ilus, Ganymede, and Assaracus.  Priam. the reigning kink of the Trojans, was of the line of Ilus.  Aeneas, founder of the Roman Empire, was a prince of the royal house of Assaracus.  Ganymede was the great-grandson of Dardanus.  According to Homer's Iliad (Book V), Zeus kidnapped the prince, Ganymede.  Zeus wanted Ganymede to be a special cup-bearer to the gods (which may be a clue to the origin of the legend of the so-called Holy Grail).

The Iliad does not relate how Zeus carried off Ganymede, but there is an ancient Roman mosaic showing Ganymede, the Trojan prince, being carried off by Zeus, who had taken the form of an eagle.  Here is a possible clue to connect the progenitors of the ancient Trojans with the tribe of Dan, who had adopted the eagle as their insignia.

Zeus was sometimes pictured as an eagle, but at other times he was pictured as a serpent to whom offerings of honey were made.  Here appears yet another clue.  We have the symbol of a snake (the first insignia of Dan) to whom offerings of honey were made!!  The honey could be a reference to the bees in Samson's riddle.  Over the centuries some of the Spartans (earlier populated by Trojans) and Trojans migrated to southern France, and into Germany.  In the Apocryphal book I Maccabees there is an account about the Spartans of southern Greece claiming they were related to the Jewish people and were, in fact, the stock of Abraham. 

A letter from the king of the Spartans to the Jewish high priest in Jerusalem is most revealing:

"Areus, king of the Spartans, to Onias, the high priest, greetings.  It has been discovered in a document concerning the Spartans and Jews that they are brothers, and are of the race of Abraham" (I Maccabees 12:20-21).  The first century Historian Flavius Josephus also records this letter in his writings.  Four symbols are used in the Bible concerning the Danites; a serpent, an eagle, a lion, and the bees.  In the story of Samson we find the famous riddle of the bees who made honey in the carcass of a lion which had been killed by Samson.  The symbolic nature of the bees could represent the concept that the descendents of the tribe of Dan would one day try to bring about the destruction of the tribe of Judah, whose symbol was the lion.  Of interest, throughout the centuries, the Merovingian (European) royalty have for centuries been tied to the symbol of bees.

When Moses gave his prophecies of the 12 tribes, he said that Benjamin would "dwell between the shoulders of Judah" (Deuteronomy 33:12), and that Dan, "as a lion's whelp, would leap from Bashan" (Deuteronomy 33:22).  Bashan was located in ancient Lebanon.  That Mosaic prediction came to pass when the tribe of Dan was deprived of its territory adjacent to Judah, moved north to Lebanon, and established its territory in Bashan.  From there the Danites made a symbolic leap into obscurity (Europe; Germany? Denmark? Danube River? Irish Tuatha de Danann? Rome? Greece?).

In Judges 18 the tribe of Dan established an idolatrous religion - the worship of the sun and moon.

Has Dan plotted and perpetrated most of Israel's Sufferings?

Of interest in the Bible is Genesis 16-17 that says;

Dan shall judge his people, as one of the tribes of Israel.

"Dan shall be a serpent by the way, an adder in the path, that biteth the horse heels, so that his rider shall fall backward"

 In Revelation 7 all of the tribes are listed (within the figure of 144,000 Israelites), except the Tribe of Dan.  Can it be that Dan will produce the AntiChrist?  In describing the coming Antichrist, in Daniel 11:37 we read; "Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any god: for he shall magnify himself above all"

 

See much more about the lost tribe of Dan in the below fascinating book.

Reference about the tribe of Dan above:

"Guardians of the Grail" by J. R. Church:

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DVD from Israel
Legends Of The Lost Tribes
 

From the heart of Africa to the jungles of Peru, from the Rastas in Jamaica to the British Israelites in England, people all over the world, in one form or another, identify themselves with the Lost Tribes of Israel and the Hebrew spirit. This 13 part documentary series is an intriguing journey into the beliefs, legends, rituals and lifestyle of such communities.

The legend begins where history fades out.  After the death of King Solomon, the Hebrew nation split into two kingdoms. The Southern Kingdom of Judas comprised of two tribes, one of which, Judas, is the ancestors of today’s “Jews”.   The Northern Kingdom of Israel, centered in Samaria, united the remaining ten tribes.  In the year 722 BC, the Assyrians conquered the Kingdom of Israel and sent the Ten Tribes into Exile.  Since then, their fate has been cloaked in a shroud of mystery and legend. 

  Although the Ten Tribes disappeared as an historical entity, they spread the Hebrew spirit by assimilating among the nations of the world, preserving its hidden presence. Perhaps this is why such a variety of people from all corners of the earth claim some connection to the Tribes.  Like the mystery itself, these communities appear in unexpected contexts, defying ordinary explanation. Though blurred by cultural diversity and historical circumstances, they all point to this same origin, a common intention of unity. 

This series takes us through a colorful mosaic of 13 communities, spanning the entire globe, including the Samaritans in Israel, the Ibos in Nigeria, the Bene Israel in India, the Rastafarians of Jamaica, the Israelitas in Peru, the Karaites in Poland and Lithuania, descendants of Crypto-Jews in Dallas, and others. As Nick, the Techno-music prophet points out in the concluding chapter of the series: “The Lost Tribes were so lost that you can find them anywhere”. 

 

 
Caution: Satan enters in to all God's Truth to turn us aside. Some have succumbed to Satan and taken this information to it's worst possible end; White Supremacy. They listen to the Satanic lie and see themselves The Elite Chosen People of God. The Lost Tribes teaching is supposed to end in glorifying GOD, not man.