Aquis (HAQUIOS of Guatemala), Andros (ANDROA of Oregon), Anafe
(ANAFES of Brazil), Leros (LECOS of Brazil), Patmos (PATOES of
Columbia, S.A.), Naxos (NAHOAS and NAVAHOS), etcetera. TIRAS also
branched out into the Mysians, Maeones or Meiones (cp. Strabo
7:3:2 & 12:3:20) which may have taken their name from the Greek
goddess Maia, and today in Guatemala and Mexico are MAYAS.
Another branch called Thynians (7:3:2) became the TINNE Indians
(Gr. Thyni) of Canada. The Carians (13:1:58-59) on the Aegean
shore now live in the Caribbean, known as CARIB Indians. A branch
called Amazones in W.Asia Minor (12:3:21) moved to South America
as the AMAZON Indians and named the river. Also the TARASCOS of
Mexico (from TIRAS) (see "Roots Of The American Indian" by
Benjamin Rea for the above identities) and the TUSCARORA Indians
of the U.S. Atlantic coast area from the Etruscan province of
Tuscany are branches. Other namesakes are the AZTECS (from
Astacus - 12:4:2), the CHEYENNE (from the Pelasgian Chians -
13:3:3), the MALAYSIANS who named the HIMALAYAS (from Milyas
[Lycia], p.381 Lempriere's), the TURKMEN of central Asia who took
their name from TURKEY which got its name from Tirac or TIRAS,
the nation of PERU which took its name from the Etruscan
city-state of "Perugia" (Acad. Am. 7:258) or the Greek province
of EPEIRUS (Srabo's map 7), Italy's Tarentum anciently called
TIRAS and the TARUS (Taro) was a river there (p.270, Rawlinson).
"Picts" of SCOTLAND and Milyas of MADAGASCAR are also branches
too. TIRAS'S sons tattoo themselves 7:5:4) also!
"ASHKENAZ" is a compound word meaning "race of As," or ASIA. The
Talmud also renders the name ASIA (Tar um Yonathan; Targum on 1
Ch.1:6; Yerushalmi, Megillah 1:9). Since his father went "toward
the east" (Jub.9:7), it makes sense to associate him with the
"ASII" (Strabo's map 12) in the "Tashkent" and "Tashkurghan"
areas. In TIBET is the city of "Cha-hsi-kang." The names
"Eskimos" "Kaskas" (B.C.) bear a slight resemblance also.
ASHKENAZ probably gave his name to ASIA MINOR (where we find
"Ascanian Lake" - 12:4:5) (indicated by Jer.51:27) before moving
"RIPHATH" became the Ripheans, later called Paphlagonians
(Ant.1:6:1), on the shores of the Black Sea by the "Rhebas" River
in Bithynia (Pliny 6:4) or Rifas River (see Kesseth HaSofer
113a). They moved north and named the "Rhipaean" Mountains
(Strabo 7:3:1; Pliny 4:26) called "Carpathian Mountains" today in
Romania and Czechoslovakia. Here they named "Europe." As they
moved east, they named the Urals "Rafu" or "Rafa Hills"
(Jub.8:10,14). A branch also moved to the "Karpathos" Island in
the Aegean from where the "Papago" Indians (S.W.U.S.) and North
American ARAPAHOES came! The main branch followed father Gomer to
S.E.ASIA as the KHMERS (Gomer), PAPUANS (Paphlagonians), ARAPESH
(Riphath), and PHILIPINOS (Gr. Peloponnesus from Paphlagonia?).
But even in BRAZIL we find the "Urupa" and "Arupai" Indians!
"TOGARMAH" migrated to ARMENIA. The ARMENIANS trace their
ancestry clear back to Haik, the son of Torgom (Moses of Khor, I,
4, secs.9-11). "Tigranocerta" was the ancient capital of ARMENIA.
But the Bible locates TOGARMAH "in the uttermost parts of the
north" (Amplified B.; Lamsa) or "northernmost" (Jerusalem Bible;
Ez.38:6) which is SIBERIA where the TUNGUS dwell today. The
"Tahagmiut" Indians of QUEBEC may be another branch. Togarmah
became the Phrygians (Ant.1:6:1) or Brigians (Strabo v.3, p.177).
In the 9th century, King Joseph of Khazaria wrote: "We have found
in the family registers of our fathers that Togarma had ten sons,
and the names of their offspring are as follows: Uigur ("Uighurs"
of W.CHINA), Dursu, Avars ("Avari" of RUSSIAN GEORGIA), Huns
("Huns" of HUNGARY), Basilii (named the "Basilan Islands,"
PHILIPPINES), Tarniakh, Khazar (Ashkenazi "Jews" from KHAZARIA ,
Zagora, Bulgars (BULGARIA), Sabir (SIBERIA)." (Koester s
Thirteenth Tribe, p.64).
"ELISHAH" corresponds to cuneiform "ALASHIYA" or CYPRUS
(Ez.27:7). The Iliad mentions the Eilesian peoples. The Amarna
and Ugaritic Tablets mention the Alasians, people apparently from
CYPRUS. But Josephus identifies ELISHAH as the "Aeolians" (1:6:1)
who lived on LESBOS (Herod.1:151). LISBON, PORTUGAL was
apparently a colony. The land of "Elis" in S.GREECE (Iliad 2:615)
and the names HELLESPONT, HELLENISTS and HELLAS (Iliad 2:681)
also are related. Since Javan went east to islands (Isa.66:19;
Jub.9:8), he may have also become the ALEUT Indians of ALASKA'S
archipelago via his son ELISHAH. The phonetics agree.
"TARSHISH" is identified with CILICIA (Josephus), whose capital
was Tarsus. The Bible shows that TARSHISH was accessible by ship
(1 Ki.10:22; Jon.1:3) and traded "silver iron, tin, and lead"
(Ez.27:12). "Tarshish" actually means "a refinery or smelting
plant" (Akkad.) where metals were mined. According to Herodotus,
a place called Tartessus is located just outside the Pillars of
Heracles (4:152; 1:163) in SPAIN (Strabo's map 3) which has many
mineral resources including all four listed above (p.213, vol.24,
Funk & Wagnalls). The Nora Stele (9th cen. B.C. Phoen. inscr.)
mentions a SARDINIAN Tarshish - probably the city of Tharros.
SPAIN also colonized CENTRAL and SOUTH AMERICA.
"KITTIM" is identified with Kition or Cethium (Latin Citium,
modern-day Larnaka) on the SE coast of CYPRUS (Ant. 1:6:1). But
Daniel 11:30's "ships of Kittim" prophecy was fulfilled by ROMANS
who thwarted Antiochus Epiphanes in Egypt in 169 B.C.
Furthermore, the fact that 1 Maccabees 1:1 and 8:5 identify
"Kittim" as MACEDONIA gives a third identity! But the name
Cathay, derived from KHITAN or KHITAI which is the name of a
Mongol people who ruled China from 907 to 1125, is the ancient
name of CHINA (p.204, vol. 4, Acad. Am. Encyc.). Britannica maps
show provinces in S.China called "Cathay" and "Kathay." A branch
probably moved to JAPAN since we find "Kitami," "Akita,"
"Sakata," "Kyoto" and "Kitakyushu" cities there.
"DODANIM" is "Rodanim" (1 Ch.1:7; LXX), the island of RHODES in
the Aegean. Yet "Dodonians" were mentioned as an ancient people
(Iliad 2:748; Herod.2:52-57) and the Targum renders it
"Dardania," a city on the "Dardanelles," after which the strait
was named (cf. Herod.1:189; 7:43; Iliad 2:819). "Dodona" was also
a city in EPEIRUS (Strabo map 7) and Rhodes had colonies in
SPAIN, called "Rhodes" (3:4:8; 14:2:10) and in ITALY, called
"Parthenope" and "Elpiae" and around the Sybaris River; and in
the BALEARIC ISLANDS (14:2:10). The Dodecanese (a group of
islands in the Aegean) and the mouth of the Rhone River
(anciently called the "Rhodanus" - p.386, Rawlinson's) and Genoa
or Liguria where the Ligurians live are all colonies.
In summary, we see that JAPHETH inhabited "the mountains Taurus
and Amanus" (eastern Turkey) and "proceeded along Asia, as far as
the river Tanais (Don), and along Europe to Cadiz (Spain)"
(Ant.1:6:1). Apparently JAPHETH'S white children populated
southern Europe while his oriental children populated Asia!
The name "SHEM" literally means "name," "reputation" or "renown"
in Hebrew. Truly, the white, Caucasian nations have produced more
inventions, created more wealth and built greater civilizations
than either of the other two branches of Noah. "SEMITE" is
defined as a person "of CAUCASIAN stock comprising chiefly Jews
and Arabs but in ancient times also including Babylonians,
Assyrians, Phoenicians (sic), and others of the eastern
Mediterranean area" (p.1179, Amer. Her. Dict.). Noah prophesied
that GOD "shall dwell in the tents of SHEM" (Gen.9:26-27). The
Fenton, Moffatt and Revised Versions all support this rendition.
So does The Book of Jubilees (8:16). Caucasian nations of Europe,
America, and elsewhere are the "Christian" nations of the world!
For all their faults, they do also have many virtues. These are
the nations that distribute the BIBLE worldwide. These are the
nations with churches, synagogues and seminaries. This prophecy
requires that God's TRUE CHURCH be found among CAUCASIANS!
SHEM'S portion was "the middle of the earth ... from the middle
of the Mountain Rafu (Urals?), from the exit of the water of the
river Tina (Tanais or Don), and his portion goes toward the west
through the midst of this river ... and this river empties and
pours its waters into the sea Miot (Meotis or Aral), and this
river goes into the great sea (Mediterranean): all that is toward
the north of this is Japhet's, and all that is to the direction
of the south is Shem's. And it reaches until it comes to Karaso
(Karystos - a city in Euboea, Greece?), which is in the bosom of
the tongue which looks toward the south (Aegean Sea).... and it
proceeds until it reaches ... the south of the water of Gejon
(Geon or Nile, Ant.1:1:3) ... and it proceeds toward the north
until it approaches the garden of Eden (Persian Gulf area),
toward the south thereof to the south, and from the east of the
whole land of Eden, and toward the east, and it turns toward the
east, and proceeds until it approaches toward the east of the
hills whose name is Rafa (Urals?)" (Jub.8:10-14; see also 8:19).
The land of Shem "has neither heat nor frost, for it is mixed in
coldness and heat" (8:25). EUROPE was also colonized by SHEM.
Unlike HAM'S sons who were either BLACK or WHITE (Arkites &
Hamathites were probably white and Egyptian drawings and
paintings portray white-skinned as well as black-skinned
Egyptians.), or JAPHETH'S sons who were either ORIENTAL or WHITE
(Madai, Tarshish and Javan all have white branches while most of
the rest are oriental) SHEM'S sons were ALL WHITE! This fact
proves that Noah and his three sons were all of the WHITE race.
How else could SHEM'S children be consistently ALL WHITE?
"ELAM" became the Elamites whose capital was Susa or Shushan
(Dan.8:2). His portion was "east of the river Tiger" up to India
(Jub.9:2). He became a PERSIAN province called "Elymais" and
"Susiana." Josephus says the Elamites were the ancestors of the
"PERSIANS" (1:6:4). In fact, Ezra 4:9 associates PERSIA and ELAM
together (see also Jer. 49:34-39). But according to Lempriere's
Classical Dictionary, article "Elimea," these people migrated to
Illyricum (YUGOSLAVIA). Strabo's map 7 places "Elimeia" in
MACEDONIA. One of the most important rivers of Elam was the
"Croatis" (Enc. Brit., Vol.9, p.140) and "Croatia" is a republic
in N.W.YUGOSLAVIA! Even the capital Zagreb reminds one of the
ZAGROS Mountains of ELAM. And the Elamite river "Surappi" may
have given its name to SERBIA, Yugoslavia. Thus the MEDES
(Ukraine) and PERSIANS (E.Europe) again dwell side by side.
"ASSHUR" became ASSYRIA (Ant.1:6:4) whose portion was "the land
of Asur and Nineva and Sinaor and to the border of India"
(Jub.9:3). Indeed, part of Asshur did settle in this area known
as "Carmania" (Strabo map 12) or "Germania" (Herodotus 1:125).
This name is no accident! The GERMAN language "bears the
strongest organic resemblance to the languages spoken in India
and Persia" (p.994, vol.l, Smith's Dictionary of Greek and Roman
Geography) and there is a repsemblance existing between the
manners and customs of the ancient GERMANS and those of the
Persians (p.993, ibid.). Strabo even said "they are a warlike
people" (15:2:14) which agrees with modern GERMAN history, Most
Assyrians moved west from the fertile crescent and invaded
Hittite territory in Turkey (Diodorus Siculus 2:2:3). They gave
their name "Germa" to three towns in western and central Turkey
and to three other towns called "Germanicopolis" in N.W., N. and
S.Turkey (p.992 & 998, ibid.). Moving north of the Black Sea,
they named "Germihera" (p.998, ibid.). Pliny the Elder noticed
the Assyrians living north of the Black Sea (Natural History
4:12) in his day. Later they invaded Europe west of the Rhine
while allied with "Quadi" (from Agade [Akkadia]) and "Allemanni"
from Halman [Aleppo] - Cambridge Anc. Hist., 3:136 or the Helmand
River of Afghanistan) among others (Jerome, Letter 123, p.237).
This is precisely where GERMANY was located at the time (Ammianus
Marcellinus 1:558) giving her name to the "Garumna" River
Garonne today, p.386, Rawlinson) and a "Vienna (Strabo map 4).
Later GERMANY was pushed back. "Nineveh" backwards became
"Vienna" and "Asshur" became "Prussia" backwards and "Austria"
and "Saar" forwards (The Assyrian language, Aramaic, read right
to left.) More parallels between German tribes and Assyrian names
are as follows: Goths (Guti), Heruli (Haran), Silesians
(Cilicia), Vandals (Lake Van), Lugii (Lagash), Teutones (Tuttul),
Suabi (Zab Rivers), Marsi (Kingdom of Mari), Eburones (Habur
River), Tungri (Tegarama), Cherusci and Caeraesi (Carchemish),
Chauci and Chasuarii (Cossi) (art. "Germany").
"ARPACHSHAD" is a compound of Arpha and Chesed (cp. Gen. 22:22).
The Aramaic "Chesed" became the Greek "Chaldu." (A well-known
peculiarity of Aramaic is that "S" changes to "L" when followed
by a "D" [Encyc. Judaica 5:330]). The commonplace Hurrian "Arip"
or cuneiform "Arrapha" became "Urfa" (city in Turkey) or "Ur" for
short. Thus we have "Ur of the Chaldeans" (11:28). He is the
father of the CHALDEANS (Ant.1:6:4) who came from the
ARRAPACHITIS region between lakes Van and Urmiah (Ptolemy 6:1-2).
His portion was "toward the east of the Euphrates, bordering on
the Erythrian Sea (Red Sea and Indian Ocean - Strabo map 12) and
all the waters of the desert until near to the tongue of the sea
which looks toward Egypt (Red Sea?), and all the sand of Lebanon
and Saner (Shinar?) and Amana (Amanus Mts. in N. Syria) to the
border of the Euphrates" (Jub.9:4). Branches of "Chaldaei" are
located in Arabia (Strabo 16:3:3) and Babylon (1:2:15) and Turkey
(12:3:18 8 and 28) but one of the consequences of Syria wars with
ITALY was "the first appearance in ITALY of the Chaldaei
prisoners (Cumont, Oriental Religions, p.105). They also went to
SPAIN and FRANCE (E.L.Martin, Race Change In Ancient Italy). The
Vandals (from Lake Van) "overran GAUL, SPAIN, and northern AFRICA
in the fourth and fifth centuries A.D. and sacked ROME in A.D.
455" (Am. Her. Dict.). VENETIA and VENICE are where large numbers
settled. Also Hurrians and Heruli (from Haran) and Lombards
(called originally Vanili - art. "Lombards") and Goths (whose
origin "can hardly be separated from that of the Vandals" - art.
"Goths") are found in ITALY, SPAIN, and GAUL. Somewhat in ROMANIA
too (Britannica articles). Thus, the Chaldeans are associated
with ROME in the Bible (cp. Isa.48:20; Jer.51:7; Rev.17:4, 9) or,
more loosely, with S.W.EUROPE! CALEDONIA (Scotland today)
probably takes its name from Chaldean, but the Bible uses a more
specific ancestor when identifying Scotland. A small branch of
Chaldeans were anciently called "Chalybes"(12:3:19-20) or
"Chabyles" (Strabo vo1.8, p.278) who apparently settled in N.
AFRICA as "Kabyles."
"LUD" became "LYDIA" (Ant.1:6:4) in W.ASIA MINOR just as Isaiah
66:19 indicates as a location. His portion was "the land of Arara
(Ararat)," and "the mountains of Asur (Assur)" (Jub.9:6).
Herodotus 1:7 mentions "Lydus" as the first king of Lydia (see
7:74). Egyptian monuments portray this nation of "Luden" as
Semitic and not far from the fertile crescent.
"ARAM" settled in SYRIA, the Greek name for ARAM (Ant. 1:6:4).
His portion was "all the land of Mesopotamia, between the Tiger
and the Euphrates, toward the north of the Chaldees, to the
border of the mountains of Asur" (Jub.9:5). (mountains of Asshur
= Amanus, Taurus, Urartu & Zagros ranges of Mesopotamia's west,
north and east). Damascus was the capital of ARAM (Isa.7:8).
The Hebrew word "ARAM" is translated SYRIA quite often in the KJV
(see 2 Sam.15:8; Isa.9:12; 17:3; Jer.35:11; Ez.16:57; 27:16;
Am.1:5; 9:7; Hos.12:12; etc.) The LXX does this too. Homer's
Iliad (2:785) and Hesiod's Theogony (304) call the inhabitants of
SYRIA "ARIMOI." The name SYRIA first appears in Herodotus 7:63
where it is defined as a synonym of ASSYRIA. Although that idea
is incorrect, it shows the two peoples did overlap. The most
universal ancient language was ARAMAIC and the name ARMENIA came
from him too. A branch of ARAM became the SYRYENIANS who
colonized N.W.RUSSIA (Encyc. Brit. art. "Syryenians" ). The
ancient name "ARMORICA" in N.W.FRANCE may be a colony too. Did
ARAM name AMERICA?
"UZ" founded Trachonitis and Damascus (Ant.1:6:4). The "Ausitai"
tribe in the SYRIAN desert (LXX on Job 1:15,17) probably came
from him. Arabian tradition says the Hauran at Deir Eiyub (Job's
"monastery") near Nawa (see Koran 38:41) was where Job suffered
(see Job 1:1). Jeremiah 25:20 indicates a SYRIAN location for
"UZ" also. The "Uzbegs" of Afghanistan may be a colony. (Also see
Targum on 1 Ch.1:17) Also the "Ausonians" (Strabo 5:3:6).
"HUL" founded ARMENIA (Ant.1:6:4), named after his father. He
gave his name to the land of Huleh, near the source of the Jordan
River. "Halsings" of SWEDEN may be a colony.
"GETHER" became the BACTRIANS (Ant.1:6:4) who were annexed by
PERSIA and today are in AFGHANISTAN. Other colonies became the
"Goths" or "Gotarna" of SWEDEN and the "Guti" of IRAN. Much of E.
EUROPE is labeled "Getarum Terra" on map 6 of Strabo. The
"Ostrogoths" and "Visigoths" are branches
"MASH" (Gen. 10:23) or "MESHECH" (1 Ch. 1:17) (LXX has "Mosoch"
in both places) must be associated with RUSSIA (Japhetic
Meshech), so this was the son whose descendants became
SYRYENIANS! Mash dwelt anciently on the northern boundary of
Mesopotamia called the "Mons Masius" (Strabo; see also Kesseth
HaSofer). Josephus calls their dwelling "Charax Spasini."
Evidence of MASH in PAKISTAN can be seen in names like "Mashkel
Desert" and "Mashkid River" (Encyc. Brit. art. "Baluchistan") and
in IRAN with "Mashhad" or "Meshed." The MYSIANS of W. TURKEY had
a Mysius River and as MOESIANS moved to E.EUROPE (map 6). Also, a
PERSIAN name for PERSIA was "Parsamash." Damascus and Carchemish
may take their names from MASH also.
"SHELAH" founded Salacia, PORTUGAL (map 3), Salyes, FRANCE map
4), and became the "Salassi" tribe of ITALY (map 6). We also see
the "Salas River" of GERMANY (map 6) see Strabo 7:1:3 and 4:1:3
also). "Salo" is a seaport city of the DALMATIANS and "Salina" a
city in SPAIN.
"EBER" is the HEBREWS (Gen.14:13), the "Habiru" or "Ha iru" of
cuneiform monuments. The name literally means "the tribe which
came from) the other side (of the Euphrates - from Haran)"
because Abram migrated to Canaan from Haran. Names such as
"Hebrus River" (called Evros today in Greece), "Iberus River"
(called Ebro today in Spain), the "Eburone" tribe of northern
FRANCE (Strabo's map 4) whom Lempriere says are of BELGIUM while
adding that the "Eburovices Aulerci" were in Normandy (p.218) and
"Berones" of northern SPAIN (map 3) as well as the island of
HIBERNIA (Ireland today) and HEBRIDES (off Scotland) may take
their names from him. The ancient name for York in England was
"Eboracum" (p.396, Rawlinson's Ancient History). Ptolemy says the
British Isles "were peopled by descendants of the Hebrew Race,
who were skilled in smelting operations, and excelled in working
metals." Even the IBERIAN peninsula took its name from the Celts
passing through since "Iberes" is the Gaelic name for Hebrews.
"JOKTAN" settled first in ARABIA (Gen.10:30) as "Kochton" the
founder of YEMEN (Kesseth HaSofer, 123a). Arabs call him Kahtan
or Yuktan. But JOKTAN and his sons moved and "inhabited from
Cophen, an Indian river (called Kabul today in AFGHANISTAN &
PAKISTAN), and in part of Asia adjoining to it" (Ant.1:6:4). We
read that "YOTKAN (was), the ancient capital of the kingdom of
KHOTAN" in E. TURKESTAN. Another town is called "Yarkand."
(Encyc. Brit., art. "Turkestan") His son SHELEPH settled in
ARABIA under the names "Salaf" or "Sulaf" in Sabean inscriptions
for a Yemenite district and tribe; another son JERAH named
"Yurakh" Yemen and "Yarah" Hijaz and "Jerakon Kome" (Ptolemy);
HADORAM named the fruitful valley known even today as "Hadramaut"
in S.ARABIA; UZAL, another son, named "Auzal," the ancient
capital of YEMEN according to Arabian tradition; OBAL named
"Abil" - a frequent geographic name in YEMEN; SHEBA named
"Sabeans"; regarding OPHIR, Strabo and Eliny say S.E.ARABIA on
the Persian Gulf was a famous gold-producing area; for HAVILAH
see under HAM; JOBAB named "Juhaibab" (a town mentioned near
Mecca in a Sabean inscription) in ARABIA. In INDIA, Joktan's son
called OPHIR deserves special attention because the LXX renders
Ophir "Sophera " which is the same as Sophir, the Coptic name for
INDIA. Also, Supara is an ancient city on the west coast of INDIA
and all the goods of 1 Kings 10:22 are more or less appropriate
to INDIA. Evidence of Joktanite colonies in EUROPE is seen in
Yugoslavian "Dalmatia" (ALMODAD), Polish "Sarmatia"
(HAZARMAVETH), Italian "Salapia" (SHELEPH), Italian "Sabines" and
Yugoslavian river "Savus" (SHEBA) and Greek "Epirus" (OPHIR). In
the AMERICAS we find evidence of JOKTANITE colonies also.
Although Josephus locates OPHIR in INDIA (Ant.8:6:4), and Jerome
follows suit, "The Living Torah," page 30, lists some authors who
identify OPHIR with the New World! One possibility is PERU which
had a great deal of gold! Joktanite Indians may be the "Yokuts"
of CALIFORNIA ("The Golden State"). The "Yukatan" Peninsula and
"Yukon" River may take their names from him.
"PELEG" means "division" (Tower of Babel?) or "water canal"
(Assyr. "palgu" means canal as well as Heb. "peleg") and the
ancient city of Phalga was located at the junction of the
Euphrates and Chaboras rivers where there may have been many
water channels. The PELAGONIANS (of MACEDONIA - Strabo 7:7:8),
the PELIGNI (of ITALY - 5:2:1) and the PELASGIANS (of ITALY and
GREECE - 5:2:3-4) are his sons.
Other important identities revealed in the Bible are as follows:
MOAB and AMMON (Gen.19:36-38) are JORDAN whose capital is Amman!
Isaiah 11:14 indicates a location near Palestine. HARAN became
the HERULI and HARRIANS of S.W.EUROPE (11:27)! ISHMAEL is the
ARABS (16:12; 17:20) as they themselves admit. ESAU became EDOM
(25:30) or IDUMEA. One son called "Amalek" gave his name to the
capital of JAGATAI in central Asia called "Almalik" (Acad. Amer.
Encyc., vol. 2, p.255) but "Teman" gave his name to the OTTOMAN
Empire (cp.Gen.36:11 and Obad.9) who stand "in the crossway"
(Obad. 14) - the Bosporus and Dardanelles area. Strabo mentions
the "ODOMANTES" tribe in N.GREECE and the "ODOMANTIS" country in
ARMENIA (vol.3, p.359 and vol.5, p.325). Thus we see ESAU in both
TURKEY and TURKESTAN! From Abraham's wife KETURAH we have six
sons (Gen.25:2) who went "eastward, unto the east country" (25:6)
or INDIA called "BRAHMINS" after Abraham. But "Epher" (25:4) may
have become the PERSIANS and "Asshurim" (25:3) joined GERMANY and
"Medan" and "Midian" became neighbors of MADAI (the Medes) and
"Letushim" the LATVIANS and LITHUANIANS. "Jokshan" may have
From Abraham's grandson ISRAEL who dwelt in GALILEE and GILEAD
(Deut.3:12,16; 1 Ch.5:3-10; 2 Ki.15:29), or GAULANITIS in
Christ's day, the GAELS of FRANCE (from Reuben and Gad's Gilead.
Narbonne, France and Ravenna, Italy may take their names from
him.) and GAELS of SCOTLAND and IRISH GAELIC languages took their
names. The JUTES and DANES of DENMARK took their names from the
JEWS and DANITES (p.54, Vetus Chronicon Holsatiae). WELSH and
WALLOONS are LEVI (reading backwards). THULE (SWEDEN) is from
NAPHTALI (where "Nephthalite Huns" probably settled).
These identities are further proved by a study of Genesis 49 and
The BRITISH COMMONWEALTH of nations is EPHRAIM (Gen.35:11; 48:19)
and the UNITED STATES is MANASSEH (35:11; 48:19; 49:22-26). These
nations control the strategic land and sea gates of the world
such as the Strait of Gibraltar and Panama Canal (22:17; 24:60).
ISRAEL was known as "Isaaca" (Am.7:16) or "Iskuza" (Assyrian name
for Scythian, a people "of mean origin on the Araxes" (Diodorus
2:3) ("Araks" today) which is exactly where Israel was taken
captive (2 Ki.18:11). The Scythians made no idols (Herod.4:59),
wouldn't eat or sacrifice pigs (4:63) or learn heathen ways
(4:76). ISRAEL was also known as "Sacae" (Persian name for all
Scythians - Herod.7:64; Behistun Rock) or "Gimiri" (Babylonian
way of pronouncing Cimmerians, the name of the Scythians - Tomb
of Darius; Behistun Rock) or "Bit Khumri" (Assyrian name for
"House of Omri" Stone) or "Cymry" and "Kimmeroi" (Greek names) or
"Massagetae" (same as Scythians - Herod. 1:204,215-216). Thus
ISRAEL became the SAXONS (same as Sacae - Ptolemy) and SCOTS
(from Scythians and CYMRY WELSH (from Cymry).
END QUOTE from Hemenway's study of the migration of the nations.
Written in 1988. Entered on Keith Hunt's Website 2003