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The Hebrew connection with Ireland

Thy Kingdom Come - a magazine published by The Association of 
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Editor's Note: We are pleased to welcome Pastor Jory Steven
Brooks as our newest special correspondent. Pastor Jory is
Vice-President of the The Servant People, Canadian British Israel
Association and as well, pastor of the oldest Anglo-Israel church
in North America, located in Detroit, Michigan. He is a writer,
lecturer and historian and is undoubtedly one of the foremost
scholars of the Israel Truth.

     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

"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)

     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.

Entered on this Website January 2007

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