Hebrew Namesakes in Ancient Europe
(May 19, 2020, 25 Iyar 5780)
Concerning the name Gaul, Ga'al and similar:
Appian informs us that the names Celt, Gaul and Galatian were used interchangeably. (Appian, Wars in Spain i.1.) All of these names are phonetic variant spellings (i.e. cognates) of the name Gilead. The land of Gilead was occupied by the tribe of Gilead son of Machir son of Menashe. (NB: The Assyrians called this land of Gilead the land of Mehri and its inhabitants Mehrani. These Mehrani became the Macrones, who, Herodotus [ii.104] informs us, practised circumcision. Mehri is a variant spelling of Machiri.) The name Gaul is a slang word for Galati. This is in the same way that men of Judah are called Jews, Australians are called Aussies (or Ozzies) and Britons are called Brits. As for the word Celt, which is derived from the Greek word Kelti, the interchange of the letters g and k in ancient languages is well attested.
My research shows that the tribe of Menashe was instrumental in the establishment of many of the Israelite tribes throughout Europe, so it is not surprising that the name Celt (and its variants Galati and Gaul) attached to most of these migrating tribes. I have so far tracked and traced around 80-90% of these Celtic tribes and I can assure you that the vast majority of the western European nations are Israelite. Due to the forged works of people like Giovanni Nanni (1432-1502 CE), also known as Annius of Viterbo (or Annius Viterbiensis), these Israelite nations have convinced themselves that they are of Yaphetic descent.
In writing about this Annius, Walter Stephens comments:
"The crowning irony was that classical scholars recognized the forgery as such almost immediately, yet many of them who must have known better continued to invoke it as Gospel truth about ancient history, and to defend it as somehow authentic, long after the forger's ineptitude had become proverbial." (From Berossos to Berosus Chaldeus: The Forgeries of Annius of Viterbo and Their Fortune p.277, Walter Stephens (John Hopkins University) in The World of Berossos: Proceedings of the 4th International Colloquium on >>The Ancient Near East between Classical and Oriental Traditions<< Hatfield College, Durham 7th-9th July 2010. See https://www.academia.edu/4886983/_From_Berossos_to_Berosus_Chald%C3%A6us_The_Forgeries_of_Annius_of_Viterbo_and_Their_Fortune._)
The article goes on to say that Annius was guilty of forging a number of other ancient works – not just that of Berosus. Yet, amazingly, his forgeries are still being quoted by some as factual even to this day.
I see that you have also fallen prey to one of Annius' forgeries when talking about Samothes son of Yaphet. (https://hebrewnations.com/features/bars/bars28.html#a3.) You have obtained this information from Hollinshed's Chronicles in which William Harrison even identifies this "Samothes" as the Semnothei – that is, Samnitae. These are the people Julius Caesar called Cenimagni, Tacitus called Iceni and Ptolemy called Simeni. This connection between the Cenimagni, Iceni and Simeni was long ago made by William Camden, but he assumed that Ptolemy had erred in calling them Simeni. (Brittania Vol. 1. pp.433-4, William Camden, translated by Edmund Gibson, London 1722.)
Note that Dis, the alternative name for Samothes, was a town of the Iceni, a town called Disce by William Camden and Dis by Edmund Gibson. The name Iceni is a phonetic variation on the name Yachin who gave his name to the family of Yachini/Iceni (Num. 26:12). The Trinovantes (i.e. three Novantae) were likewise Israelites from the tribe of Asriel son of Menashe. The Trinovantes and Iceni both arrived in Britain at the same time! Prior to their arrival, Britain was uninhabited by man. (Again, the teaching that Britain was part of the Cassiterides and that the island was inhabited by Phoenicians from a very early period can be shown to be false.)
I trust that this information helps. My full report will be available online shortly.