Hebrew Heroes in Ancient Britain: Geber (21 August 2015, 6 Elul 5775)
The Lost Ten Tribes DISAPPEARED FROM THE LAND OF ISRAEL! The Bible says they were taken away by the Assyrians.
We have explanations backed up by sources showing how the Ten Tribes moved to the west.
even if someone does not accept our explanation the fact of transference remains.
Joe Smith was in New York. One day he disappeared.
We have proof and numerous indications that he took a certain flight and flew to London.
For some reason or other researchers disagree with us. They say Joe Smith was not on the flight in question.
Meanwhile we find proof that Joe Smith is in London.
It does not really matter how he got there.
We think our explanation of Joe Smith taking the flight inÂ question is the best one.
Even if we are wrong on this matter however the fact remains that he made the movement.
So too, we find evidence of Israelites in the British Isles and in related areas of Â Western Europe in ancient times.
Explaining how they got there is important BUT it is not the main point.
The main point is that they were there.
The Bible tells us that they were there and would be there towards the End Times:
The 12 tribes of Israel had split into 2 different sections (1-Kings 12:16-20). Ten of the Tribes were in the north. These were conquered by the Assyrians, taken into exile, and disappeared. It was prophesied that they would be Separate from Judah (Isaiah 11:12-13, 49:21) and Not Known to Judah (Isaiah 49:13-14, 21, Hosea 1:7).
It was prophesied that the Israelites would possess the GATE(s) OF YOUR ENEMIES meaning International Strategic Points (Genesis 22:17, 24:60). This, at the international level, is what the British Empire and after them the USA has done. They would be the Dominant World Power (Numbers 24:7-9 Micah 5:7-9, Deuteronomy 33:27, 33:29, Jeremiah51:20-21); The Battle-Axe of the Almighty or "Police-Man of the Globe" (Jeremiah 51:20,Â Zechariah 10:7); and Defeat Edom meaning Germany and Europe (Ezekiel 25:14, Obadiah 1:18).Â Peoples of West European origin especially those who are English-speaking have fulfilled all these. They were to Rule Over OTHER Peoples (Genesis 27:29 48:19 Onkelos,Â Psalms 47:3); be Seafarers (Isaiah 42:10); an uplifting influence on other nations, a Light for the GentilesÂ (Genesis 12:2-3, 18:18-19, 22:18,Â Â Isaiah 42:1 42:6, Amos 5:14-15). They were to be symbolized by a Lion and Unicorn which is the Coat of Arms of of Britain (Numbers 24:7-9). They were to be located at the Ends of the Earth meaning the geographical extremities of the continental land masses (Isaiah 24:16, 26:15, 41:8-9 43:6 49:6); to be associated with the ships of Tarshish that was part of the Atlantic Ocean Area (Isaiah 60:9); to be mainly in the west (Isaiah 24:14, Hosea 1:10); and Northwest (Isaiah 49:12); in the "North" Land (Jeremiah 3:18, 31: 6-10); in Australia and New Zealand ("Land of Sinim", Isaiah 49:12); and in Zarephath, meaning France and Britain (Obadiah 1:20). They would be in Many Waters i.e. Several Oceans (Numbers 24:7).
There would be a pathway of megalithic monuments, "Dolmens", showing a Pathway of Migration leading from where they were back to the Land of Israel (Jeremiah 31:21). Such a pathway exists leading from the British Isles, Western Europe, Scandinavia, and tracing a track back to the Middle East and the area of Ancient Israel.
We have more Biblical proofs cocnerning the Lost Ten Tribes being in the west.
For the moment however let us look at just ONE minor piece of evidence.
The word-root "GABAR".
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â In the Bible the root GBR is found in GABRIEL (Daniel 8:16) who was an angel. Gabriel in the Midrash (Numbers Rabah 2;10) was considered the guiding angel of the forces led by Ephraim who were the Tribes marching to the west of the Tabernacle: These were Ephraim, Manasseh, and Benjamin. The personal nameÂ "GEBER" is also derived from the "GBR" word-root.
Geber means "hero", or "he-man", or "he who overcomes". Esau was called a "Hero of the Hunt" ("Gibor Tsaid" (Genesis 25:27)
The name "Geber" occurs twice and then in connection with the twelve princes King Solomon set to govern the Twelve Tribes of Israel:
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â "And Solomon had twelve officers over allÂ Israel....The son of Geber, in Ramoth Gilead; to him pertained the towns of Jair the son of Menasseh , which are in Gilead; to him also pertained the region of Argob, which is in Bashan, threescore great cities with walls and brasen bars.....Â Â Â
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â "Geber the son of Uri was in the country of Gilead, in the country of Sihon king of the Amorites, and of Og king of Bashan; and he was the only officer which was in the land." (1-Kings 4:7,13,19).
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â The use above of the form "Son of Geber" without any preceding appellation is unusual and perhaps indicates the beginning of a clanÂ of which GEBER was to be considered the founder and namesake. In continuation Scripture again mentions "Geber",
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â It is well to note the connections of these personages, Geber son of Uri, and (his son?) "the Son of Geber", with the territories of Gilead and Yair (Jair). Gilead gave his name to the Galatae (Galadi) in Gaul and to the Caledonians in Scotland within whose area the township ofÂ Gabrosentas was located and place names recalling Iar (i.e. Yair) an eponymous ancestor are also found in Scotland as well as in Ireland.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â On Ptolemy's Map of "Arabia" are listed numerous place and historical ethnic names proving that Israelite tribes once ruled over all the area of northern Syria reaching at least to the Euphrates. Examples are the areas called RAHABENI (i.e. Reuben), MASANI (Manasseh), CAUCHABENI (i.e. Sons of Chauchi, i.e. of Haggi son of Gad), BATHANAEI (Bashan in Aramaic), CHALYBONITIS (Chalybes of Judah), and the cities of Belginaea and Belagaea (Belgae from Bela-g-h of Benjamin), and GABARA from Geber in the region of Bashan (Bathanaei) close to Masani (Menasseh). The "House of Gabbar" were the ruling dynasty of "Yadi". Yadi was a Judaean enclave in northÂ west Syria ("Hamath which belonged to Judah" 2-Kings 14:28) known as "Yadi" (i.e. "Judah" in Assyrian) and also garrisoned by the "Dananu" from the Tribe of Dan and somehow associated with the neighboring Tribe of Gad since its other name "Smal" is synonymous with Zephion a clan of Gad. The people of Yadi were taken into exile to an area of Armenia whereto exiles from the Ten Tribes were also taken.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â There was at least one additional town named GABARA recalled in an Assyrian inscriptionÂ inÂ what later became the Assyrian province of Magidu (i.e. Megido) in the northern GalileeÂ in the Land of Israel.Â
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â In Britain, to the northeast of Eboracum (York) and the Parissi were the GABRANTOVICES. Further north in the Caledonian region of the Gadeni (Otadeni) was the settlement of Gabrosentas.Â These namesÂ bear the HEBREW ROOT "GEVER" or "GEBER" (GBR) from which are derived Hebrew words meaning male (gever); hero (gibor); important, usually rich, public benefactorÂ (gavir). As a verb the root GBR denotes "to overcome". In Hebrew-Yiddish, "gavir" came to denote "rich benefactor" or important person. The Anglo-Saxons called an independent peasant a "gavir", i.e. they used the same word in almost the same way. The English wordÂ GOVERN said to be derived from the Latin Gubernare (to steer, direct, guide, govern) ultimatelyÂ comes from the same root. The English usage is actually closer to the Hebrew original than it is to the supposed Latin source.Â Similar cases, in which the English have adopted a word of ultimate Hebrew (or Semitic) origin and used it in a manner closer to its original employment than the intermediary did, occur quite frequently.Â Pliny (N.H.6.7) reports the Gabri from Asiatic Sarmatia. Ptolemy recalled the GABRETA in Baiern (Bavaria). The researcher Zeuss identified the Gabreta as a Celtic people and compared their name to that ofÂ the city of Gabromagus and Vergobretus (in the territory of the Aedui of Gaul, Caesar, G.W.1;16). There was also a Celtic group called Guberni (Pliny N.H.4;17) between the Ubii and Batavi in Holland.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â In ancient Ireland there was a tribe called Gabraige and a place namedÂ Gabran (mod. Gowran in County Kilkenny). A king of the Picts in northern Scotland had the same name of Gabran.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â The Lagin people gave their name to Leinster in east Ireland. They were also known as GABAIR. After being conquered by the Milesian Goidels, the Lagin Gabair joined forces with them and participated in raids on,Â and settlement in, Scotland. They have been equated with the GailianÂ or Galioin which names may well derive from the Golan in the Land of Israel since GEBER or GABAR appears to have once been an important family name in that general area. Amongst the southern Angles in Germany prior to the invasion of Britain were the GIRVII who gave their name to a region (Girviorum) inÂ England near Peterborough*.
It is well to note the connections of these personages, Geber son of Uri, and (his son?) "the Son of Geber", with the territories of Gilead and Yair (Jair). Gilead gave his name to the Galatae (Galadi) in Gaul and to the Caledonians in Scotland within whose area the township ofÂ Gabrosentas was located and place names recalling Iar (i.e. Yair) an eponymous ancestor are also found in Scotland as well as in Ireland.
This is just one point. We have more points fromt he same areas. We can show how the different names in those areas are parallel to those they had in Ancient Israel.
Hundreds of proofs like this all dove-tailing with each other comprise powerful evidence.
It may not be enough but it definitedly points in a certain direction justifying further inquiry and using it together with proofs from Scripture.
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