Reuben and Other Tribes in the Land of Gaul by Eric (TubalCain)
Many characteristics of Reuben coincide with France.
France has a very long history of revolutions. Apparently the Red Banner of Communism had its origins with the Paris Commune of 1871 in which the Communards took over Paris.
Editorial Note: Robert Smith: The statement about the first appearance of the red banner of communism first appearing in France in the 1870s is incorrect. The world's first communist country was Paraguay, which was communist from 1609-1767. This was established and run by the Jesuit order of the Catholic church. It ended when the surrounding nations decided to parcel up the country three ways amongst themselves. However, the Jesuits priests fought back and we're then exiled to Corsica.
The famous French anarchist, Louise Michel, was in league with the anarchist Emma Goldman. The Anarchy symbol had its origins in France. Louise Michel was the source of the name Enjolras in Victor Hugo's novel Les Miserables. The Paris Commune influenced Karl Marx. Marx is still revered in Communist China. The Khymer Rouge that tormented Cambodia were inspired by French revolutionary ideas like "the year zero". In the Pentateuch we read about a coalition between the tribes of Levi [possibly there is a presence of Levi in France-Quebec, Canada has a town of Levis] and Reuben who attempted to overthrow Moses and stage a revolt. In the Canticle of Deborah, the tribe of Reuben is called out for ignoring Israel's war. This is what happened with France under Charles de Gaulle - he did not align with NATO apparently,but wanted France to follow a different course. Charles de Gaulle referred to the British and Americans as "Anglo-Saxons"! de Gaulle had strained relations with the British,but was nonetheless an ally during WWII. His own name "de Gaulle" appears to derive from the old name of France which was "Gaul", even today French culture is called "Gallic" culture. The name "Gaul" is just another spelling of "Gael", the name of the Irish/Scots, so there is no doubt of connections between the two Celtic groups.There was a Gallic tribe called the Remi which means "first" or "princes". Is it a coincidence that Reuben was the "first" born of Israel. The Remi named the city of Rheims in France after themselves. It was here that the Kings of France were traditionally coronated.The Douay-Rheims Bible was also connected with Rheims. The name "Remy" is a common French name. In the Leabhar Gabala Eirinn translated by RAS McAlister an aquaintance of Fenius Farsa is called "very rough" Ruiben or Rumen.
The name Gaul is a variant of Gael-the Irish and Scots. Also France under Charlemagne predated England as a power "you were the beginning of my strength" Jacob says in Genesis. Louise Michel said "Oh. I'm a savage all right. I like the smell of gunpowder....I'm devoted to the revolution"Yet Reuben played a large part in saving the life of Joseph (English)-was this a foreshadowing of future events. The British helped liberate France in two world wars. However, Joan of Arc who saved France from England and the Scandinavian Kingdom of Burgundy (Eastern France, with its capital at Worms on the Rhine River) apparently received messages from Michael the Archangel. Michael is a supporter of Israel in the Bible. Joan of Arc convinced Charles vii of France to lead the raising of the seige of Orleans because of her message relating to secrets only Charles could have known.The Burgunds who settled in Burgundy, France were from the Vandal [noted to be warlike, from which the term "Vandalism" for wanton destruction appears] tribal confederacy which included the Gothones who settled in Sweden (Gad). Possibly, the Burgunds are Asherites -the brother of Gad. Burgundy is noted for the alcoholic beverage "Burgundy" and "Boeuf Bourguignon","Charolais beef","Bresse chicken"and "Coq au vin"[made with red burgundy]. Prophecy said "Bread from Asher would be rich" and Asher would furnish "dainties for Kings". Could this be the source of many types of rich foods ,breads, pastries, alcoholic beverages, epoisses cheese, Dijon mustards, etc, from France with its culinary history? -The French have a long history of gastronomy, far surpassing the Irish and Scots [luckily]! The "Vandals" appear to be the "Vanir" people mentioned in Swedish history. Burgundy is one of the top wine producing areas in the world. Also, Cognac a very expensive Brandy is from southwestern France. Many Burgundies are among the most expensive in the world.Champagne is from northeastern France. Le Cordon Bleu Cooking School is world famous. All this seems consistent with an Asherite presence in France,but with Reuben being the chief tribe. Asher means "happy" and who has not heard of the French "joie de vivre", joy or happiness? of living...The Burgund Kingdom at Worms was the subject of the "Ring of the Nibelung" cycle of operas by 19th century German musical composer Richard Wagner,a controversial figure due to his antisemitic polemics.
Continued at: Reuben, France, and Revolution