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Hebrew, Dan, Judah and ...

                         TRACING OUR ANCESTORS 
                                  (Chapter 10)

                             Fredrick Haberman
                          (first published 1934)

                               OLD IRELAND 

Chapter X.


     From the preceding chapters we have seen that at the very
time the Lord made the promise to David, about 1040 B.C. "I will
appoint a place for my people Israel, and will plant them, that
they may dwell in a place of their own." (2 Samuel 7: 10) - that
promise was being executed. In fact, sixty years before the
promise was made Brutus had arrived in the Isles of the West, in
1100 B.C., and had named them Brith-ain, the Covenant Land. Until
this day the only name in the Hebrew for Britain is Al Ha im,
"the Isles of the West," Ai or Hg being the origin of "isle." In
earlier days the isle of Iona was called the Hy of Iona.
     Bible students have wondered where those seven thousand men
in Israel were, that did not bow down their knee to Baal, in the
time of Elijah, as told in I Kings 19: 8; and Elijah himself
wondered where they were, as he did not know of many in the
kingdom of Israel in Palestine. In the light of what has been
revealed here, those seven thousand God-fearing men of Israel
were the Druids in the "appointed place," Britain. (Well that is
some pretty fancy foot-work of the mind. Elijah did not know
where they were because they were scattered in the hillsides etc.
out of harms way from the evil madness and wickedness all around
him. It had nothing to do with people in Britain, nor with the
Druids. - Keith Hunt).

     If we review the books of Joshua, Judges, Samuel, Kings, and

Chronicles, and follow the history of Israel for the period of
440 years until the end of Solomon's reign, it looks tragic that
Israel should have struggled for over 350 years before David and
Solomon brought unity, peace, and prosperity to the nation, and
the Temple was built, and that as soon as the Temple was
dedicated in 1000 B.C. when Solomon was at the height of his
glory, disaster should come within thirty years. Can we not see
an exact counterpart of that in America during the last fifteen
years? America believed she was "sitting on top of the world."
All that brains and money could do was accomplished; even
President Hoover believed in 1928 that "we have almost banished
poverty from our shores," when in 1930 the dream suddenly faded
away, and the disappointment came.
     So it was with Solomon: his days were golden days and silver
was accounted as nothing. The "ships of Tarshish" brought all the
treasures of the known world to Jerusalem and all the luxuries
and vices also, to say nothing of seven hundred wives and three
hundred concubines for the king. His success and glory turned
Solomon's heart; he began to worship strange gods and neglected
Jehovah. So has America today. "Wherefore the Lord said unto
Solomon, For as much as this is done of thee, and thou hast not
kept my covenant and my statutes, which I have commanded thee, I
will surely rend the kingdom from thee and will give it to thy
servant." --I Kings 11:11. It was the last warning, given at the
eleventh hour, as the eleventh verse of the eleventh chapter
     Within twenty years the Kingdom of Israel was taken from the
House of David and given to Jeroboam: "I will take the kingdom
out of his son's hand, and I will give it unto thee, even ten
tribes." This verse and several others in the eleventh and
twelfth chapters of I Kings make it evident that the Kingdom of
Israel henceforth consisted only of ten tribes, while the two
tribes of Benjamin and Judah constituted the Kingdom of Judah (as
well as the tribe of Levi - Keith Hunt) whose people in later
years were called the Jews.
     We have seen from the previous chapters that ever since
Israel entered Canaan five centuries before, the natural increase
of the people, amounting to many millions during those five
hundred years, had left the country and settled in distant lands.
They left, family after family, shipload after shipload, in the
same way that the people of England, Scotland, Ireland, Germany,
and other European countries have left their native shores and
come to America; and still there are more Scotsmen and Dutchmen
living in the Old Country than there were three hundred years
ago. After five centuries of emigration there were still over
five million Israelites left in Palestine when Solomon's kingdom
was divided into two separate kingdoms of ten and two tribes
respectively (ten and three in reality - Keith Hunt).
     But many times greater numbers of Israelites had left the
country than there were at the time of Solomon; yet this fact
Bible students seem to have overlooked completely.

     After the separation of the two tribes from Israel, the
latter could no longer go to Jerusalem and worship Jehovah in the
Temple, so Jeroboam their king set up two golden calves, one in
Bethel and the other in Dan, for the people to worship; and Bel,
the god of Sun-fire, took the place of Jehovah. Swiftly the
judgment came, and Israel disintegrated during the next three
hundred years.
     When the twelve tribes after their entry into Palestine,
about 1445 B.C., divided the land among themselves, the tribes of
Dan and Simeon were located in the south between the coast and
the Dead Sea, with Judah and Benjamin north of them. The
eighteenth chapter of Judges tells us that within forty years the
Danites became dissatisfied with their lot and sent five men by
boat to Zidon to look for larger territory near that city, which
they found at Laish; and, after bringing from home six hundred
men, they took Laish and killed its inhabitants without ceremony.
     This unscrupulous deed showed the daring spirit of the
Danites, who from that time forward kept emigrating to the Aegean
Islands close by; and so also did the other Israelites located
near the seashore. The passage in the fifth chapter of Judges,
Verse 17 - "And why did Dan remain in ships" - indicates that
even in those early days the people of Dan followed a seafaring
life. After the divison of the kingdom, both the tribes of
Southern Dan and of Simeon were separated from their friends in
Israel by the kingdom of Judah; and, as the two kingdoms were
enemies most of the time, the people of Dan and Simeon felt
themselves endangered by the people of Judah and emigrated
     Finally the day came in which the whole tribe, that is, what
was left of it, resolved to leave in a body and seek another
     A Jewish writer of the 9th century A.D., Eldud by name,
tells us: "In Jeroboam's time (990-970 B.C.), the tribe of Dan
being unwilling to shed their brethren's blood, took a resolve to
leave the country."
     Where did they go?

     From what we have learned before, a constant traffic had
been in existence for a thousand years between Palestine and her
colonies in the West. Iberia had been settled for centuries by
the Hebrews, as the name indicated, and so also had England by
Brutus and his people. But there was one island which so far had
only been touched by the Phoenicians and was thinly settled. It
was the most western Isle, the greenest and fairest of them
all - the Emerald Isle, the Innis Fail, the "Wonderful Isle."
     Moses spoke of Dan: "Dan is a lion's whelp: he shall leap
from Bashan." From Bashan Dan did leap, and appears in the Irish
Chronicles as the "Tuatha de Danaan," meaning in reality "the
tribe of Dan." 
     The Irish Chronicles tell us that the landing of the
Danaan in Ireland was opposed by the people already there, and a
battle followed in which the Danaan were victorious. The Danaan,
however, discovered that their opponents spoke a language similar
to their own - the Phoenician language - and peace was made, by
which it was agreed that the Danaan should occupy the northern
part of the island, called Uladh, the modern Ulster, where they
became the dominant race for several centuries


     The people who opposed the Danaan called themselves
"Formorians" or Fororians and used as their battle cry the word
"Forroh," which appears to be a form of Pharaoh, the title of the
Egyptian kings. Light on this is thrown by an ancient Jewish
Rabbi (quoted by the A.B. rimaldi) who says that those early
Irish were men of the tribe of Ephraim who left Egypt before the
Exodus. At Loughguir near Limerick and elsewhere there are
ancient stone circles, consisting of twelve stones, one large
stone in the center, and eleven smaller ones standing in a bow-
ing attitude around it. Irish antiquaries tell us that those
circles perpetuate the dream of Joseph, as told in the 37th
chapter of Genesis, wherein Joseph dreamed that his sheaf was
the largest, standing in the center, while those of his eleven
brethren stood around and made obeisance to his sheaf. This may
seem like another fairy tale, yet those stone circles are still


     There existed also an ancient Irish law which regulated the
number of colors to be worn by persons of each caste: the princes
could wear seven colors, the prophets six, the nobility five, the
officers three, the soldiers two, and the common people only one.

"Here again do we find evidence of a descent from Joseph, whose
father made him a coat of many colours," writes O'Halloran, the
Irish historian. And, "Probably the plaid, according to the
colours of which the Scotch clans were distinguished, originated
in Joseph's Coat of many colours" 

     Another Irish antiquary, Col. Vallency, tells us that there
were Irish priests of "On," the word for "a stone pillar." In
Tir-on (Tironne) was found a famous "On" overlaid with gold. All
this appears to be a reminder of Joseph, who married a daughter
of Potiphar, a sun-priest of On. So also are the Sacred Wells of
Ireland commemorative of Joseph being placed in a well or pit by
his brethren. So also is the ancient Irish custom to swear by the
sun, moon, and stars commemorative of Joseph's dream, wherein the
sun, moon, and stars bowed down to him. Furthermore, it is
remarkable that all the ancient Irish stone circles were
originally called Bothals by the people, or "The House of God,"
which word we can easily connect with the Bethel of the 28th
chapter of Genesis, where God confirmed the Abrahamic Covenant to
Jacob, and in memory thereof Jacob erected the stone upon which
he had lain.  "And he called the name of that place Bethel." 
     All the ancient Irish traditions, names, and monuments
corroborate each other and appear to indicate that Ireland's
earliest settler;. the Fororians, were men of Ephraim.

     As these people, according to some ancient writers had left
Egypt before the Exodus, they must have left there betfore 1500
B.C., as the Exodus took place in 1486 B.C. Of course, they may
not have gone at once to Ireland but may have remained in Iberia
for some time.

     Like England, the Emerald Isle has many monuments telling of
a bygone age and proving to us unmistakably that its earliest
settlers were Phoenicians. Plate No.XIX shows the entrance to an
ancient Phoenician burial mound or tumulus near New Grange. In
front of its entrance can be seen Phoenician Sun spirals carved
on a stone slab and turning in two directions, representing,
according to Prof.Waddell, the movement of the Sun from left to
right and that of the returning or resurrecting Sun from right to
left. Those symbols, like the left-handed Swastika, shown on the
front cover of this book, are early expressions of a belief in a
coming resurrection of the dead and were therefore appropriately
placed in front of this ancient sepulcher. Plate IX shows stone
carvings on the Hill of Tara, with Sun spirals and Sun crosses.
(Refer to Chapter XII). 

     In its folklore and Chronicles Ireland has preserved more of
its ancient past than England, which has become too "advanced" in

"Thomas Moore, in his 'History of Ireland,' says of the geography
of Ptolemy: 'It is worthy of remark that while of the towns and
places of Britain, he has in general given but the new Roman
names, those of Ireland still have on his map their old Celtic
titles; the city of Hybernia still tells a tale of far distant
times.' Speaking of names found in Spain, Moore says: 'The
Iberni, whose chief city, according to Ptolemy was Ivernis, or
Hybernis ... we can little doubt as to the source from whence
the Ivernis derived its name when we find on the N.W. coast of
Spain another river Ierne, and also a sacred Promontory in its
immediate neighborhood being of the same name.' Again, he speaks
of 'the race to whom the Southern region of Ireland owed its Ibin
and Hybernis, the names of the river Ierne and its sacred
promontory having existed ages before the time when the Scoti, a
comparatively recent people, unknown to Maximus of Tyre or even
to Ptolemy himself, found their way to those shores.'" - "The
Enduring Empire of the British," by P.H.Pritchet.


     It is well-known history that the Scots of Scotland came
originally from that fine race of people, the Irish-Scots of
     The origin of the word Scot Prof. Waddell has traced from a
Xat, atti, or Gadi, meaning "fortune seekers" or "adventurers,"
as explained in Chapter VI. A striking account of the coming of
those early settlers is given us by the "Chronicles of Erie" or
"The History of the Gael Sciot Iber" written in Phoenician and
translated by Roger O'Connor. This is the way it begins: 

"Hear the tales of the times of old; hear of Our Race, the
renowned of the Earth ... Our great fathers dwelt ... beyond the 
sources of the great waters. Then did they spread themselves from
the flood of Sgeind to the Tethgis ... and then, after reaching
to Affreidgeis, they became lords of all the lands of this

     Then after centuries they met with disaster, for the
Chronicler records: 

"A multitude from the Sun's rising beneath the land of the first
abode of our great fathers poured in upon the land of our fathers
that then lived, like unto the swarm of locusts ... yea, even as
a torrent of mighty waters ... their name is Eis Soir." -
Quotation taken from "The Royal House of Britain" by  W.M.

     This ancient Irish story is remarkable for it is essentially
the same story as told in the previous chapters of this book; it
begins away back with the coming of the Aryan race, "the renowned
of the earth," after the Flood to the valley of the Tigris, where
they became the rulers of the primitive races. The Chronicle does
not mention Abraham nor Israel, nor is it continuous, neither
does it kake up the history of Israel until the Assyrian
invasions, the "Eis Soir."


     Those Assyrian invasions began in 745 B.C. The second came
in 722 and the third and final deportation of Israel, the ten
tribes, took place in 677 B.C. (Most historians say 718 B.C. -
Keith Hunt). As early as the ninth century  B.C., the growing
Assyrian power began to harass the people of Syria and Israel and
struck terror into the inhabitants of the whole land of
Phoenicia. It was then that the greatest emigration of Israelites
took place, to the Ionic States on the coast of Asia Minor, the
Aegean Islands, and Macedonia, where they were safe from Assyria;
and with them they brought a new impetus to the life of early

     Of those twelve Ionic States one was Miletus, whose people
were of the tribe of Judah and descendants of Darda, the founder
of Troy. 

"It is a significant circumstance," writes H.B.Hannay, "that, at
an early date in the annals of Miletus, there is said to have
sailed from its harbours a body of adventurers." 

     These people were led by a certain Gadelius, Gadil, or
Gallam, according to Prof. Totten. The name Gadelius is the Latin
form of Gadil. "In the form gadil frequently used, the meaning is
'to be great' or 'to become great,' 'to be exalted,' in the
plural, gadelim, 'the exalted,' 'the great,' 'the fortunate.' The
Gadelians are said to have boasted that they were the heroes of

     The word gadil however does not necessarily mean that they
were of the tribe of Gad.
     Passing through the Straits of Gibraltar, these Milesians
settled for a while in Spain and founded the city of Brigantia.
Of these adventurers the Irish scholar A.M.Sullivan writes in his
"Story of Ireland," as quoted by H.B.Hannay on Page 98: 

"The Milesian colony reached Ireland from Spain, but they were
not Spaniards. They were an eastern people who had tarried in
that country on their way westward, seeking, they said, an island
promised to the posterity of their ancestor Gadelius. Moved by
this mysterious purpose to fulfil their destiny, they had passed
from land to land, from the shores of Asia across the wide
expanse of southern Europe bearing aloft, through all their
wanderings, the 'sacred banner,' which symbolized to them at once
their origin and their mission, the blessing and the promise
given to their race. This celebrated standard, the 'sacred banner
of the Milesians,' was a flag on which was represented a dead
serpent and the rod of Moses; a device to commemorate for ever
amongst the posterity of Gadelius the miracle by which his life
had been saved."

     Thomas Moore, the Bard of Erin, commemorates the following
beautiful lines:

"They came from a land beyond the sea, 
And now, o'er the western main,
Set sail in their good ships gallantly, 
From the sunny land of Spain,
Oh, where's the land we've seen in dreams,
Our destined home or grave?
Thus sang they as by the morning's beams 
They swept the Atlantic wave.
And lo,,where afar o'er the ocean shines 
A sparkle of radiant green,
As though in that deep lay emerald mines 
Whose light through the wave
'Tis Innisfail, 'tis Innisfail! 
Rings o'er the echoing sea.
While, bending to heaven, the warriors hail 
That home of the brave and free.
Then turned they unto the eastern wave 
Where now their Day God's eye,
A look of such sunny omen gave 
As lighted up sea and sky!
Nor frown was seen through sky or 
No tear o'er leaf or sod,
When first on their Isle of Destiny 
Our great forefathers trod."


     Irish chronology places the coming of these Gadelos about
700 to 650 B.C. Their landing in Uladh was, however, fiercely
contested by the Danaans in the land; but the Gadelos held their
ground and became the aristocracy of Erin.  As they were of the
same race of Israel, but of the house of Judah, they of course
amalgamated with the Danaan; and out of the various forms Gadil,
Gadelos, Gadels, Gaidheil, the term Gael and Scot emerged and
Gaelic, the name of the language of Ireland, and the related
Gaelic of Scotland, both of them branches of the Phoenician, as
is also the Welsh and the Manx. In Isaiah 28:11 we read: "For
with stammering lips and another tongue will the Lord speak to
His people." Strong's Concordance gives the Hebrew word for
stammering as "gael," while Young's Analytical Concordance gives
stammering as "leag." It is most striking, therefore, that one of
the old names for the Irish should be "Leagael," or, in Hebrew, a
stammering people, the double word representing the left to right
Phoenician and the right to left Hebrew....

     These people, who like their ancestors are still great
adventurers and fortune seekers, carrying civilization and also
the Cross to the ends of the earth, and whose ancient name of
Gadi, Catti, or Xat was spelled with a St.Andrew's Cross, as we
have seen in Chapter VI....
     As we have identifed in our study the Aryan race with the
Caucasian or white race, we have, then, the whole of Europe, with
a few exceptions in the most northern and in the eastern part,
belonging to the Aryans, and of course their descendants in
America, etc. Among these Aryans the Hebrews are the most
prominent and most numerous, predominating in the British Isles,
Scandinavia, Germany, Holland, and Switzerland. In the Latin
countries the Hamitic element is in the majority, while the
people of the Balkans and Russia are mostly Japhetic. A large
Semitic element is also found in Arabia, Persia, and India. Most
of the Semites are of course Hebrews, numbering between four and
five hundred millions, and half of them are Israelites. The Jews
number only about fifteen million people; yet they have passed
off as the whole show.
     I also wish to point out here that millions of Israelites,
who found the confines of little Palestine too narrow, emigrated
northward and crossed the Dardanelles into Europe, where they are
recorded by the Roman writers as the Cimmerians, Gauls, and
Senones.  The latter word is the Latin for Simeon. This tribe,
like that of Southern Dan, was cut off when Judah separated from
Palestine voluntarily without going into Assyrian captivity.
The Senones, together with their brethren the Gauls, defeated the
Romans in the battle of Allia on July 18, 390 B.C. and set fire
to Rome itself. This was the first collision that Israel, the
fifth world empire, had with Rome the fourth empire of Daniel's

     Roman writers speak very frequently of the Cimmerians, who,
coming from the Black or Cimmerian Sea, roamed over Europe for
centuries; but so indefinite are their wanderings and so
confusing their amalgamation into the nations of Christian
Europe, that it is not worthwhile to follow them here. That those
Cimmerians were Israelites is evident from their name, derived
from Omri or Khumri, the idolatrous king of Israel. The Latin
word Cimmerian means "darkness." This is derived from the Hebrew
word Chemarim, which occurs in 2 Kings 23:5 and Hosea 10:5 and
applies to the idolatrous priests of Israel. Chemarim or Kimirim
also means blackness or darkness. We therefore find Homer
speaking of a Cimmerian darkness. The name of the Crimea is also
derived from that source.

     It appears, however, as stated in Chapter VIII that the
earliest Aryan immigrants into Britain also called themselves
Kumry or Cymry ... So remote are these people from us that we can
only trace them by their names ... the name of Cymry, or
Cumri, from which is derived Cumbers, Cumberland, and North
     The word Cimmerian given to Israel means a people walking
in, or being in, darkness; and so were the Israelites, who had
forsaken the Lord and were abandoned by him and cast into
darkness for a period of "Seven Times." This period of "Seven
Times" is fully explained by the author in his book The Seven
Times of Prophecy.

     As that period has about expired, the blindness is being
taken from modern Israel, and they are beginning to recognize



It is only the relative few who have the blindness removed both
to understand the truth of being saved by grace through faith,
and the truth of who the nations of the world are - who their
ancestors were and from whence they came.

Keith Hunt

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