Who Really is Descended from Israel?
Brit-Am Hebrews believe that the Lost Ten Tribes are among Western peoples. People sometimes misrepresent us as saying that all White People are Hebrews or all Europeans. This is not so. We cannot say that all Europeans or those of European antecedents descend from Israel. A Portion of them who are mainly in the west however do. That is where the Lost Ten Tribes are located, in those areas and among their descedneants in North America, Australia, and New Zealand, etc. DNA as conventionally understood does not confirm an Israelite origin for any major European group. DNA however in the LOG RUN is determined by climate and environment more than anything else. There is already evidence pointing in this direction and more will become available.
Among some peoples of Western Europe a significant proportion are of Israelite origin. This is the message of the Bible and is confirmed by Rabbinical Commentary, Linguistics, Archaeology, Legends, Cultural Attitudes, National Characteristics, and numerous other identifying features.
Biblical verses and Rabbinical Commentaries may be understood as saying that descendants of Israelites would be predominant in West European areas.
The underlying linguistic stratum of British and French Celtic languages (Welsh, Irish, Breton, etc) in their format and vocabulary show West Semitic origins consistent with Hebrew. The so-called of the British Isles and other areas referred tot themselves as "HIBERI" i.e. HEBREWS.The Dolmen Monuments found throughout Western Europe such as the British Isles, France, and Scandinavia, are of the same types as those of the Land of Israel. Even the roof-stones are set at the same angle (ca. 23 degrees). Folk-lore customs associated with them are the same in Ireland as in the Middle East.
Legends of the Danes, Anglo-Saxons, and Frissians (of the Netherlands) claim Israelite origins. Scandinavian traditions point in the same direction.
The Ancient Israelites had divided into two sections.Ten of the Tribes were in the north. They were all exiled in several groupings by the Assyrians and lost consciousness of their ancestry. They had been exiled as punishment for going in the ways of the peoples around them and worshiping idols (2-Kings 17:7-18). Pathways of Migration can be traced. One was by way of the Sea by way of Mediterranean to the west and then to the north. Another was overland to north of the Black Sea area and then further northwards and to the west.
The Ancient Scandinavians shared a culture ultimately derived from the East Mediterranean area. Jewish legends indicate groups associated with the Ten Tribes being found in France and the British Isles.
In the Biblical Book of Obadiah the following expression appears,
Obadiah (NIV) 1:
20 "This company of Israelite exiles who are in Canaan will possess the land as far as Zarephath..."
That is how it is translated in English translations.
This is how it may be understood in Hebrew and how Rabbinical Commentators understood it.
"THIS FIRST EXILE WHO REACH FROM THE CANAANITES UNTIL TSERAFAT....
"Tserefat" in Modern Hebrew is the name for France. In Medieval Hebrew it applied more to Northern France. Rashi said that the in prophecy of Obadiah the term "Tsarafat" applied to France, Nachamnides said it mean tthe north in general, Abarbanel applied it to France and England together.
Rabbi Abraham IBEN EZRA (1089-1167) says that by 'CANAANITES.' Germany is intended since in Ancient Times Canaanites escaping from the Land of Israel settled there. The Munich University linguist, Theo VENNEMAN (b. 1937), also believes that in Ancient Times Canaanites had settled in West Germany along with Carthaginians who were of Canaanite descent.
Rashi (Rabbi Solomon ben Isaac, 1040-1105, Champagne, France) was the foremost Rabbinical Commentator.
Commenting on this verse of Obadiah (1:20) he says:
# "The First Exile of the Children of Israel who were exiled from the Ten Tribes to the land of Canaanites unto Zarephath... The Commentators say that
Tsarephath" means the Kingdom called `France' in everyday speech...#
i.e. Rashi says that the Lost Ten Tribes are in France!
Iben Ezra, Abraham (1092-1167, Spain):
" `..from the Canaanites': We have heard from great men that the land of Allemagne [i.e.Germany] are the Canaanites who fled from before the children of Israel when they came into the land. So too, Tsaraphath means France..."
John Calvin (1509-1564), the French-Swiss Protestant Reformer, wrote that he had been told in his time by Jewish savants that by Canaanites mentioned in the Book of Obadiah the Netherlands was intended. At all events the Lost Ten Tribes were somewhere in that area.
Ramban (Nachmanides, Rabbi Mosheh ben Nachman, 1194-1270, Spain; from "The Book of Redemption", chapter 1.):
"The vision of Obadiah ...the house of Joseph refers to the Ten Tribes ...who were exiled and still are in their place of exile, the exile of Tsarephath and Canaan which are in the farthest north..."
Don Isaac ben Yehudah Abarbanel, (1437-1508, Spain):
"Zeraphath is France and so too the exile of Sepharad is Spain.. and let you not err just because Zeraphath [i.e. France] is spoken of and Angleterre [i.e. England] is not recalled, for there too did the Exiles go, for lo and behold, that island is considered a part of Zarephath and in the beginning belonged to it and in their ancient books they call it the Isle of Zarephath [i.e. of France] even though it later separated itself from Zarephath [France] and became a kingdom in its own right.
These indicate where the Ten Tribes would be in the physical sense.
1. Ends of the Earth: Isaiah 24:16, 26:15, 41:8-9 43:6 49:6.
2. Isles Isaiah 24:15 49:6 60:9 Jeremiah 31: 9-10.
3. Thighs, Peninsulas, and Coasts: Jeremiah 31:8
4. Tarshish (Atlantic Ocean Area) Isaiah 60:9
5. Western Location: Isaiah 24:14, Hosea 1:10
6. Located to the Northwest of the Land of Israel: Isaiah 49:12
7. In the "North" Land: Jeremiah 3:18, 31: 6-10
8. Australia ("Land of Sinim") Isaiah 49:12
See also Brit-Am Computer Codes on Australia and New Zealand
9. Best Places (Atziliyah) Isaiah 41: 9
10. Fires in the Isles referring to Celtic Britain Isaiah 24:15
11: Zarephath, meaning France and Britain, Obadiah 1:20
12. Dolmens showing Pathway of Migration Jeremiah 31:21
13. Many Waters (Several Oceans) Numbers 24:7
Symbols of Israel and the Tribes re-appearing in the west.
These are mainly derived from Rabbinic Sources BUT the Bible also gives us some indications.
B. RECOGNIZABLE SYMBOLS
14. Bald-Headed Eagle (symbol of USA) Micah 1:16
15. Lion and Unicorn (Symbol of Britain) Numbers 24:7-9
History. Scripture gives us an idea as to what the Ten Tribes as a whole and especially the leading Tribes of Joseph (Ephraim and Manasseh)
would do historically. We thus only have to compare the said descriptions with the history of nations in the west. When the accounts match each other then we have evidence.
C. HISTORICAL BEHAVIOR
17. Rule Over OTHER Peoples:
Genesis 27:29 48:19 "A MULTITUDE OF NATIONS" (Hebrew: "Malo HaGoyim" i.e. Complete the Peoples, Onkelos: = Rule over the nations), Psalms 47:3
18. Being Recognizable as a "Brit-Am" Isaiah 42:6 49:8 Covenant of the People
19. Seafarers Isaiah 42:10
20. Be the Dominant World Power Numbers 24:7-9 Micah 5:7-9
21. Military Might: Deuteronomy 33:27 33:29 Jer. 51:20-21
22. The Battle-Axe of the Almighty or "Police-Man of the Globe"
Jeremiah 51:20 Zechariah 10:7
23. Defeat Edom (Germany and Europe) Ez. 25:14 Obad. 1:18
24. Light for the Gentiles Genesis 12:2-3, 18:18-19, 22:18 Isaiah 42:1 42:6 Amos 5:14-15
25: Alcoholic Drunkards Isaiah 28:1, 3
The Prophets described characteristics that the Ten Tribes would have during their future period of Exile.
26. Separate from Judah: Isaiah 11:12-13 49:21
27. Not known to Judah: Isaiah 49:13-14, 21. Hosea 1:7
28. Christianity: Note: Christianity is ABSOLUTELY FORBIDDEN TO JEWS!!
It may however have a role to play concerning the Ten Tribes, see Hosea 2:8, 2:13, 2:16 11:12 Jeremiah 31:6.
29. Gomer: Linkage with European nations; Hosea chapter one
The 10 Lost Tribes were to be blessed. These blessings may be examined and compared to the situation in our time. We can see what peoples received the described blessings and compare our findings with the other points.
30. Numerous: Genesis 15:5, 22:17, 24:60, 32:12, Numbers 23:10, Isaiah 10:22, 24:16, 26:15 Hos.1:10
31. Agricultural Plenty: Gen 27:28 49:25 Deut 33:13-16 Hoshea 2:8
32. Mineral Resources Genesis 49:25 Deuteronomy 33:13, 15
33. GATE(s) OF YOUR ENEMIES (International Strategic Points) Genesis 22:17 24:60
34, 35, 36. Cush (India), Egypt, Chains in Slaves from Africa to be taken overseas to homeland Isa. 44:28 also Isa 43:3 45:14
37. Ruled by Sons of David Jeremiah 33:22, 26
38. Headed by Kings Genesis 17:6, 16, 35:11
The Bible indicates that the 10 Tribes would be named after their forefathers. Historically we find that such was the case, amongst Western Peoples.
G. ANCESTRAL NAMES IN GENERAL
39. The name Hebrew (The Western "Celts" called themselves "Iberi" meaning "Hebrews"!): Genesis 14:13 39:17 40:15 1:12 43:32 Jonah 1:9
40. Isaac: (Genesis 21:12 48:16). Scythians, Zohak, Ishkuza, Sacasson, Saxon.
41. Jacob: Isaiah 49:6 Tribes of Jacob: Union Jack, Yankee,
42. Israel: "Isru" traditional ancestor of the Irish and Scottish
43. John Bull (nickname for Britain): Deut 33:17 Jeremiah 31:18 "Aegel" (Angle) was a nickname for Ephraim
44-114. Seventy Tribal and Clan Names many of which are still in use.
Each Name deserves to be registered as proof in its own right since it usually occurs several times over in conjunction with other clan names of the Tribe and in similar Line of Camp Marching Alignment as described and illustrated in our work The Tribes.
The 10 Tribes are described as each Tribe having different characteristics. We can identify these Tribes and we find that they had they fit the given descriptions.
H. NATIONAL CHARACTERISTICS
115. Nobility Principle associated with Ephraim (UK) Jer. 31:20
116. Representative Democracy associated with Manasseh (USA) Genesis 41:51
117. The name "America" from Machir firstborn of Manasseh. USA the major Capitalist nation and "Machir" denotes Principle of Sale.
118. Zebulon on the shores of the Sea (Gen 49:13) Sabulingoi (People of Zebulon) in Holland who do literally dwell on the sea-shores.
119. Proof from Biblical Brit-Am Computer Codes
120. Ephraimite Criteria
121. Object of Islamic Terror
122. Numerous Other Proofs in Scripture and Related Sources.
Based on the names of Tribes and Tribal Clans, traditional symbols, and other factors we find in areas of Western Europe not only descendants of Israel in general BUT ALSO congregations of groups derived from the same Israelite Tribes in the same areas.