Isaiah 24:15 indicates the Isle of Britain as a Place of Sojourn for the Tribes of Israel
FIRES IN THE ISLES
Biblical Locations of the Lost Ten Tribes
by Yair Davidiy
Biblical Geographical Evidence
Fires in the Isles
The Lost Ten Tribes were to be found at the Geographical Extremities (Ends) of the Earth, in the Isles of the Sea, and in the West. These indications TAKEN TOGETHER along with numerous others allows us to be confident concerning the exact locations of the Ten Tribes in the End Times. One of our additional proofs is the connection of the ISLES of the west with the Lighting of Fires in odrer to signify occurences and relay messages. Isaiah links the lighting of fires with Isles of the Sea. We know that such a lighting was a regular practice in the British Isles from the earliest days.
"THEY SHALL LIFT UP THEIR VOICE; THEY SHALL SING FOR THE MAJESTY OF THE LORD, THEY SHALL CRY ALOUD FROM THE SEA."
FROM THE SEA: In Hebrew, Me-Yam, also meaning 'from the west'. The Aramaic Translation and Rabbinical Commentators say it means THE EXILES WILL BE IN THE WEST IN THE LAST DAYS! Then it goes on to speak of Britain.
"WHEREFORE GLORIFY YE THE LORD IN THE FIRES, EVEN THE NAME OF THE LORD GOD O ISRAEL IN THE ISLES OF THE SEA."
# I think the tradition of erecting hilltop cairns and mounds as orientation marks, and of using beacon fires for long-distance communication was very strong in Celtic (also Roman) Britain; the landscape of much of the country is as suitable for this purpose as could be. One trace of that is the occurrence of the Brythonic element tan - 'fire' (Welsh tan) in hill names (there are many Tan Hills in England). -- not only in ancient times but all through history down to the invention of the telegraph. For example, a network of beacons set up on hilltops was used in England in 1588 to signal the approach of the Spanish Armada, and once it was spotted off the Scillies the news reached the English commanders in no time at all. # Adapted from "Lost Israelite Identity", by Yair Davidiy
"The Chronicles of Eri, being the history of the Gaal Sciot Iber, or the Irish People, translated from the Phoenician dialect of the Scythian language" by Roger O' Connor, were published in London in two volumes in 1822. It is not certain what sources this work is based upon but internal evidence indicates that it derived from similar ancient traditions as those known elsewhere from Irish sources. The Irish had Oral traditions, written Chronicles of their own, and also were privy to Early Medieval scholarship that developed from Latin records and much of which was genuine and most of which has been lost. They also had oral traditions and there were individuals who would consider it a privilege, and duty, to commit to memory the traditions of their region. The Chronicles of Eri do not expressly say that their ancestors were Hebraic but they talk around the subject so that Hebrew origins are the logical conclusion to be drawn even though such may not have been the intention of the editor or "translator" who attempts to date the described events long before the time of Israelite exile.
The Chronicle says that the Gaali had been in Armenia, and the Caucasus. They were traders and metallurgists, and archers. Oppressed by the Assyrians they fled via Hamath in northern Syria [-Which incidentally was known later as "Daphne of Antiochia" and was considered one of three regions through which the Lost Ten Tribes were taken into exile, according to the Talmud and Midrash. The Jewish historian Nahum Slouschz (1909) regarded the "Exile of Daphne" of Antiochea to represent those Israelites who were associated with the Phoenicians].
The Chronicles tells how the Gaali sail to Spain which was then ruled by the Phoenicians who in turn were directed from (Assyrian-controlled?) Hamath. In Spain at first they are forced to work for Phoenician overseers. They move from the southern area of Tartessos to Galatia in the northwest and shake off Phoenician control. Together with the Phoenicians from their base in Spain they establish mining operations in Cornwall, in Britain. Some of them move to Aquitaine in Gaul. Due to war and famine, those in Spanish Galatia all eventually immigrate to Ireland. Though not Phoenicians they worship God under the form of Baal, receive instruction in Phoenician ways, bear Hebrew-sounding names and seem to have Israelite-values such as an aversion to images and other characteristics.
These people (the Gaal of Sciot) had the custom of lighting beacon fires on the coasts.
"All the headlands and promontories belonging to the Gaal of Sciot on the northwest coast of Spain were called in the Phoenician language Breoccean, that is, The Land of Flaming Fires, because of the blaze that was kept up and could be seen at a great distance out to sea. The same custom was observed on the coast of Cornwall and Devonshire after the Gaal of Sciot joined with the Phoenicians in their mining operations there, and that land was called Breotan, Breo meaning Flaming Fire" [cf. "BIAR" = burn in Hebrew].
# This practice has been used to explain a verse in Isaiah:
We thus find the Lighting of Fires in the British Isles to be an indication of Israelite Presence according to Isaiah.
In modern times the task of the Beacon Fires has been replaced by Lighthouses.
The Hebrew word translated as "in the fires" in Isaiah 24:15 (which we understand to refer to Britain) is "Be-urim". This may also be understood to say "in the lights" or both fires and lights.
The Modern Classical work, "Van Loon's Geography. The Story of the World", by Hendrik Willem Van Loon, NY, 1940, p.225, says:
"Great Britain is a country of Lighthouses".
Here are a few items of interest concerning Lighthouses:
"there were only about 250 lighthouses worldwide by 1820, the majority having been constructed in the previous 50 years."
The oldest lighthouse in the British Isles is at Hook Head in County Wexford, southeast Ireland, erected in 1172 and "modernised" in 1791.
Elizabeth -1 in 1594 granted a licence to the Guild of Shipmen and Mariners to set up sea-marks. They apparently at first used lanterns and later became responsible for lighthouses in the UK.
The classical Lighthouse design with a round stone tower and interlocking masonry was first set up by John Smeaton in 1759.
" He modelled the shape of his lighthouse on that of an oak tree, using granite blocks. "
The UK now has about 650 lighthouses, Australia has 133.
Source: NPWS Lighhouses, Conservation Management and Cultural Tourist Plan , Australia, 2001
The organization known as "Brit-Am" once considered using the picture of a lighthouse as its symbol.