The Preservation of Israelite Tribal and Clan Names as Identifying Signs
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Biblical Locations of the Lost Ten Tribes
The Joseph Aspect
by Yair Davidiy
The Predicted Role of the Ten Tribes
- Tribal and Clan Names
Seventy souls went down to Egypt with Jacob and his family [Genesis 46:8 -26]
These include the family of Joseph.
These names are repeated with some variations in the Book of Numbers (26:4-50).
References in the Bible and archaeological inscriptions indicate that these names were given to clans within the individual tribes. Other names are found in the Bible that also became clan names.
Most (but not all), of the original seventy names can be traced to groups of people in the west amongst nations that we identify as descended from the Lost Ten Tribes. We have also traced other Biblical clan names that were not in the original seventy amongst these peoples. The total number of names that we have accounted for numbers around seventy or more.
Hebrew Tribes and Clans that bore certain names, marched together in certain formations and had certain peculiar characteristics, have been traced bearing similar or identical names, traveling in the same configurations, and with the same Tribal characteristics. Taking this phenomenon into consideration, together with Biblical and other evidence showing the people in question to be descended from the Lost Tribes, we can consider these names to comprise an additional body of evidence in its own right of great value.
We have published and briefly explained these names in the past and will do so again. A fairly broad more detailed explanation was given in our book The Tribes.
PEOPLES OF GAD
GAD a name for Goth. The Hebrew term "GAD" can be pronounced in some modern Hebrew dialects as "Goth".
Gudos was also a name for the Goths.
Getae were a Gothic group in the Balkans and Scandinavia or the name is just another form of Goth.
Guti was a name for the Goths both in Scandinavia and east of the Caspian though some modern historians incorrectly transliterate the name (from Chinese characters) as "Yueh-chi".
Guthones = Goths on Baltic coast.
Gautoi in Scandinavia.
Gadrosia in Iran.
Gad was a name for the Goths and an identifying root in Gothic toponomy.
Pasargadoi meant Sons of Gad in ancient Iran.
Thatagydes in ancient Afghanistan: "Thata-" represented the Teutons and "Gydes" the Goths.
Gadeni in Scotland.
Gaedhal in ancient Scotland and Ireland.
Geddingas were an Anglo-Saxon associated sub-tribe.
CLANS OF GAD:
Ziphion - Thaifalli (Gothic allies from Scythia migrated to France),
Chauci (Franks also known as "Hugo", and as "Hocing"). Yngling (Sweden), Cauci (Ireland).
Hugeonots of France named after a legendary Hugo identifiable as Haggi of Gad.
Shuni (Suni) - Suiones (Sweden).
Etsbon - Bastarnae (Gothic Galatian group moved to France), Astings, Hastings (Vandal group invaded England and Scotland).
Ozni - Osnabruch (Frankish Germany).
Eri (Geri) - Grani (Sweden), Greotingi (Goths, Sweden).
Arodi (Ha-Arodi) - Harudi (Norway), Hreadgoths (Scandinavia).
Areli (Ha-Eruli) - Eruli (Herules) -associated with Goths, Sweden.
Guni - Chouni (Huns), see Guni of Naphtali (Egan -Denmark, Gugerni- Holland).
Possible meaning of the names:
Gad - Good Fortune, A troop of soldiers
Ziphion - The Northerner, the secretive modest one
Haggi - The Rejoicer
Suni - The beautiful Handsome One
Etsbon - Creator, the Sensitive One
Ozni Attentive Well-Balanced
Arodi A Wild Donkey, a powerful serpent
Areli The Lion
Guni The Protector and Protected
Gad dominated Sweden but also had offshoots all over Europe especially in France, maybe Spain, Holland, and elsewhere
NAMES : TRIBE OF NAPHTALI
"And the sons of Naphtali; Jahzeel, and Guni, and Jezer, and Shilem" Genesis 46; 24
The river which since the end of World War-II marks the border between Norway and Russia is called Granse Jakobs elv which means Jacob's border river.
PEOPLES OF NAPHTALI
Naphtalite-Huns (= Thyssagetae of east Scythia, = "Sian Yueh-chi" i.e. "Little Goths") migrated to Norway Thule (Norway).
Clans of Nephtali:
Jahzeel = Zeeland (Holland), Zealand (Denmark), Yssel, (Scandinavia).
Guni = Egan (Norway), Gugerni (Holland), Chouni (Huni, Huns of Scandinavia etc.)
Jezer = Jassar (Alans);. Vraesi (Denmark, emigrated en-masse to Britain).
Shillem = Sillingae (amongst the Vandals, Holland, and Scandinavia).
NAMES: TRIBE OF DAN
THE TRIBE OF DAN
"And the sons of Dan; Hushim" Genesis 46; 23.
"These are the sons of Dan after their families: of Shuham, the family of the Shuhami. These are the families of Dan after their families" (Numbers 26: 42).
PEOPLES OF DAN
DAN: Don, Danaster, Danaper, Danube (all rivers associated with the Scyths).
Danuna: One of the Sea-Peoples. From Cilicia (south-east Turkey) they moved with the Jutes to Denmark.
Dangalai (Iran), apparently moved to Scythia.
Danava (a Scythian Tribe),
Dana (from Lebanon-Israel to Ireland, Tuatha de Danaan).
Damnones (Scythia, Scotland, south-west Britain, also known as "Dannonia"),
Dani (Danes of Denmark).
SHUCHAM (Suham) = Suehan (Sweden), Suoumi (Finland, also associated with
HUSHAM (Hussem) = Hesse (Franks in Germany
NAMES: TRIBE OF JUDAH
THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF JUDAH TO BE ACKNOWLEDGED BY THE OTHER TRIBES!
When the Patriarch Israel was dying he blessed all of his sons. Concerning Judah he said:
"Judah you are he whom thy brethren shall acknowledge the righteousness of: your hand shall be in the neck of your enemies; your father's children shall bow down to you" Genesis 49; 8.
The words "shall acknowledge the righteousness of" in Hebrew are "Yoducha" and are translated in the KING JAMES as "shall praise" but in this case our translation is the more literal one. The Hebrew expression "Yoducha" even connotes "own up" or "acknowledge the righteousness of after a disagreement"! The brothers of Judah will acknowledge his righteousness!!!!
SONS OF JUDAH
"The sons of Judah; Er and Onan, and Shelah...
"And Tamar his daughter-in-law bare him Pharez and Zerah. All the sons of Judah were five.
"The sons of Pharez; Hezron, and Hamul.
"And the sons of Zerah; Zimri, and Ethan, and Heman, and Calcol, and Dara: five of them in all. (1-Chronicles 2:3-6).
"And afterwards Hezron went in to the daughter of Machir the father of
Gilead, whom he married when he was threescore years old; and she bare him Segub.
"And Segub begat Jair, who had three and twenty cities in the land of Gilead" (1-Chronicles 2:21-22).
"And the sons of Judah; Er, and Onan, and Shelah, and Pharez, and Zarah: but Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan. And the sons of Pharez were Hezron and Hamul" (Genesis 46:12).
OFFSHOOTS OF JUDAH
Most of Judah became dominant amongst the Jewish people but elements of Judah were also taken away by the Assyrians or in other ways became attached to the Ten Tribes. Even so, in Biblical terms "Judah" refers to the Jewish people and other sections of Judah that were lost are subsumed Together with the "Ten Tribes" of "Israel".
Yadi (Cilicia in northwest Syria), apparently became the Jutes of Denmark and southern England.
Yeda (in Scythia amongst the Nephtalite Huns),
Juthingi (Switzerland and Alsace).
JEWS (of Israel and of Diaspora),
Clans of Judah ("Yehudah"):
Zarah = Zaratae (Scythia)
Hesron = Chassuari (Franks).
Hamul = Hamlyn (Frankish Germany); HAEMELE (Anglo-Saxon
Paretz (Pharetz) = Frisi (Friesland in north Holland, and in Anglo-Saxon Britain); Parissi (Parissi of Gaul, Parissi of Celtic
Britain in York area; Parsi (Parthians in Iran), Phiresi in Scandinavia
[Paretz of Judah and Paresh of Menasseh intermixed and so the same identifications may hold for both groups].
Shayloni = Sali (Franks).
Carmi = See Carmi of Reuben (Carmania, Crimea, Carini).
Eitan = Eytan (an Irish ancestor in Irish Mythology).
Calcol = Calcol (an Irish ancestor according to Camden).
Calubi (Chalubi) = Chalybes of Scythian Caucasus and Calybes of Celtic Spain -both famed metallurgists.
Darda = Ancestor of groups amongst Scandinavian Royalty.
Yair (Jair) = Iari of early Middle East and later Iari of Ireland and Scotland. See the book Ancestry by Yair Davidy
for more details.
NAMES: TRIBE OF SIMEON
"And the sons of Simeon; Jemuel, and Jamin, and Ohad and Jachin, and Zohar, and Shaul the son of a Canaanitish woman" (Genesis 46: 10).
"The sons of Simeon after their families: of Nemuel, the family of the Nemueli: of Jamin, the family of the Jamini: of Jachin the family of the Jachini. Of Zerah, the family of Zarhi: of Shaul, the family of the Shauli" (Numbers 26:12-13).
SIMEON ASSIMILATED IN PART
AMONGST JUDAH -
"And Judah said unto Simeon his brother, Come up with me into my lot, that we may fight against the Canaanites; and I likewise will go up with thee into thy lot. So Simeon went up with him" (Judges 1:3).
"And the second lot came forth to Simeon, for the tribe of the children of Simeon according to their families: and their inheritance was within the inheritance of the children of Judah" (Judges 19:1).
PEOPLES OF SIMEON
Semnoni (Germany, included the Angle-group prior to their invasion of Britain).
Semoni East Celtic Britain),
Samnites Brittany - Gaul in present-day France.
Clans of Simeon:
Nemuel = Nemetae (Gaul), Nemnetes? (Gaul).
Ohad = Headobards (Lombards migrated from Scandinavia to
Yamin = Yom (Viking group), Ymbrin in Sweden. Ambri moved
to Scandinavia and Belgium.
Yacin = Euci (Anglo-Saxon Germany), Eucae (Scythia east of Caspian Sea), Euchatae (Scythia), Iceni (Celtic Britain in "Semoni" region: "Iceni" = approximates to the Phoenician-Hebrew rendition of Yacin). Hecani (Anglo-Saxon group).
Zerah (Zohar) = Suiar (Holland);.
Zarchi = Zaratae (Scythia).
Shaul = Silures (Wales).
NAMES: TRIBE OF BENJAMIN
Most of Benjamin went with Judah and are to be found amongst the Jews, possibly especially in the East European section of Ashkenazi (European) Jews. Nevertheless, a segment of Benjamin also was attached to the Lost Ten Tribes.
THE CLANS OF BENJAMIN
Archaeological finds from Mari on the central Euphrates report the existence of a group of Benjaminites together with elements of Reuben in the region. This shows that ALREADY IN Biblical times a segment of Benjamin had broken away and gone northward. The association with Reuben was to be a recurring feature of Benjaminites in exile.
Belah (Bela-g-h) = Belagae (in Gaul, Ireland, and Britain).
Becher = see Becher of Ephraim, similarity of name often presaged future combination.
Ashbel and Gera are similar to tribal names found in ancient Northern Germany and Scandinavia but the association is not certain.
Naaman = Nemetae (north of Gaul), Namnete (in Brittania - Normandia possibly also from Nemuel of Simeon).
Rosh = Rus (Vikings in Russia), Ross (Scotch Highlands).
Muppim = Menapi (in Ireland, Celtic Britain, and Belgium, and in Bactria east of the Caspian).
Huppim = Heath (in Anglo-Saxon England).
Ard = Ardueni (in Belgium).
NAMES: TRIBE OF ISSACHAR
"Of the sons Issachar after their families; of Tola, the family of the Tolai: of Pua, the family of the Puni:
"Of Jashub, the family of the Jashubi: of Shimron, the family of the Shimroni:
"These are the families of the Issachar according to those that were numbered of them, threescore and four thousand and three hundred" (Numbers 26:15-18).
"And the sons of Issachar; Tola, and Phuvah, and Job, and Shimron" (Genesis 46:13).