Ten Tribes Studies (8 June, 2014, 10 Sivan, 5774)
1. What is Going on with Brit-Am/Hebrew Nations? Books
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Our e-mail list has expanded.
Our YouTube clips have a growing audience.
Our outreach is growing though income has contracted.
In the past we produced the following works:
The Tribes (4 editions)
Ephraim (2 editions) (out of print)
Lost Israelite Identity (out of print)
Joseph (2 editions)
Role to Rule (almost out of print)
The Khazars. Tribe 13
Achim Acharim (The Other Brothers, a Hebrew-language version of Origin)
We began work on a book explaining the Biblical Book of Hosea concentrating on matters concerning the Ten Tribes.
Much Progress was made but for reasons we have forgotten it was discontinued.
This work shall be completed, God willing.
We also produced a slightly modified version of Lost Israelite Identity that we began to sell as an e-mail book.
Following this we worked on a book to be known as Hebrew Ancestry. It was planned that Hebrew Ancestry be a development in depth of segments from Lost Israelite Identity.
We offered a pre-publication deal for this work that many accepted: They are still waiting for the work AND THIS IS AN OBLIGATION that (God willing) we shall meet.
It should be noted that Lost Israelite Identity has about 450 pages.
Lost Israelite Identity is really 3 books in one. In addition it contains numerous footnotes in small print many of which are important.
Hebrew AncestryÂ beganÂ by developing one of the 3 sections of Lost Israelite Identity. It took on a life of its own.Â It is in effect ready but needs an Index, maps, etc.
It deals with how the Ten Tribes became identified with theÂ Cimmerians and how these moved to the west and became the founders of Celtic Civilizations.
The other two sections of Lost Israelite Identity in summarized form together with a summarized outline of the 3rd section are also more or less ready and may be published as a revised edition of Lost Israelite Identity.
We thus shall have two new works.
Both books are sufficiently different in content and style to justify their existence side by side.
At present we have the opportunity of printing a limited number of both works at one and the same time at low price.
We may go ahead with this. We would then send a copy of each work to all those who already paid via the pre-publication offer.Â This would compensate for the delay.
This however is in the future. It may be the near future but it is not tomorrow.
We NEED TO DO THIS not only because we obligated ourselves to so and because we believe in it.
The sale of publications and related matters is an important component of our income.
Without it we lack economic sustainibility.
The sale of books along with contributions is what keeps us going.
Anyway, most matters are on hold BUT not cancelled. We believe in this and have proven potential.
At the moment we need to move our place of residence to an area outside of Jerusalem.
This is expensive and may also result in a temporary disruption to our operations.
The economic situation is very stringent.
We are struggling from day to day.
Every little amount has significance.
This truth of ours is of Biblical importance.
They who help us will be rewarded from above.
Offerings and contributions along with book orders are needed.
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2. Richard E Atwood, sr:Â Cromwell in a more positive light.
Â Re: Brit-Am Now no. 2272. Ten Tribes Studies
#3. Dafydd ap Ffranc. Cromwell was a Celtic King!
Thanks, for your recent post #2272. I especially appreciated the section about Cromwell.Â It sort of fills in some historical void on the early English history.Â I was familiar with Oliver Cromwell, but not his ancestry, which sheds a whole new and positive light on his reign of power in British isles. Shalom, Richard E Atwood, RA
3. Reply to Argument Against Celt Equals Hebrew Article
Hebrews or Yew Trees?? What Did the Celts Call Themselves?
I have not yet watched the full video,
but did you know that the word Iberia is derived from the Ibro/Ebro (Latin Iberus) river? The name Ebro in turn comes from the ancient Basque language where it simply means "river".Â Hence, Iberia and the Iberians have nothing to do with the Hebrews.
People need water. They will settle alongside water sources. One will find many settlements besides rivers. This does not mean a common place or ethnic name has to be derived from a different (though vaguely similar) word meaning water or river in an obscure tongue hundreds of miles away!
The Tagus in southwest Spain was also known as the Iberos.Â This was not a Basque region.
We have noted the suggested Basque origin elsewhere:
River Ebro : (Iberus or Hiberus-Latin, Ebre-Cat)
It was first used in the 6th century BC by a Greek author in reference to the Iberians, or the people who lived along the Iberus ( Ebro ) river. Ultimately the word may well derive from the Basque words ibai (river) and ibar (valley), and these from ur meaning water. Linguists have noted similarities with the names of 200 other European rivers and streams (e.g. Ibar in Serbia, Ebrach and several Eberbach in Germany, Irwell in The UK) giving a tantalising clue as to a form of Basque being once spoken throughout Europe before the arrival of Indo-European tribes and languages.
We disagree with the above.
Other related namesÂ with this word-root in the Iberian Peninsula include:
Ebora (Evora) Portugal.
Ebora Edcatanum (by Ebro River, Spain).
Eborobrittium (Obidos, Portugal).Â A similar name was also found in Gaul.
Ebora Baetica (southeast Spain).
Ebora Gallaecia (northwest Spain).
Not all of these names adjoined rivers though it is common for townships to do so.
In addition we have the similarity of the above names to those found in Celtic areas to the north.
There are numerous explanations for the root iber/eber in Celtic place and ethnic names.
None of these explanations can explain every case.
What is more we have a phenomenon of secondary rationalization, i.e. a name already exists but is explained or even re-formed to fit meanings applied by peoples who came later.
Regarding the words we have collected with the word-root "eber",Â these all seem to pertain to Celtic Place-Names. Water-sources do not seem to be prominent amongst them. The Ebro River in Spain may have received its name by being mistaken for the nearby Iberos (Tagus, Tajo) River to the west. We thus have only one water source out of the Celtic examples.
Names however undergo secondary usage or reinforced application.
York in England for instance was variously named Eboracum, Eburacum or Eburaci in Roman times.
It was said to have been named after an eponymous Ebraucus.
After being conquered by the Angles, York was known asÂ Eoforwic which retains the sound of the former name BUT ALSO may have been understood in the Anglian tongue to be based on a root EOFOR (from EBOR) meaning "Boar".
Similarly in some cases the name may [or may not] have been re-interpreted to associate it with a water-source name but there is no real evidence that this was the source of the word.