Names of each of the Ten Tribes found amongst Western Peoples
Duration ca. 15 minutes.
The Ten Tribes moved to the west. The name of each of the Tribes is to be found in that of an historically important people in Western and Northern Europe.
In our book The Tribes, The Israelite Origins of Western Peoples
we trace the Lost Ten Tribes to Western Peoples.
We show how the peoples of Ireland, Ulster, Scotland, England, Wales, Switzerland, France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Denmark, Norway, Iceland, Sweden, and Finland all contain significant numbers of Israelite Ten Tribe descendants. On the whole they are not aware of their Hebrew ancestry. The descendants of the Ten Tribes also populated North America, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa.
In "THE TRIBES" Specific Israelite Tribes and Tribal clans are traced to present-day ethnic groups. Proof is provided from the Bible, Rabbinical Sources, Greek and Roman Accounts; History, Archaeology, Mythology, and Linguistics. National symbols and Ethnic Characteristics are analyzed.
Israel was the father of 12 sons who begat the 12 Tribes of Israel.
In Genesis 46 and in Numbers 26 we find lists of the sons of Israel as well as their sons and a few grandsons. Altogether we find about 70 different personages recalled. In the Books of Chronicles and elsewhere in the Bible we find more information on these 70 sons. They became the heads of clans within the Tribes. Later when the Ten Tribes were exiled we find the names of these clans given to Tribes and Peoples who moved from the Middle East to the West. In some cases individual clans became national entities in their own right. Usually different peoples who bore the names of Israelite clans went to areas and linked up with other peoples who also bore the names of Israelite clans from the same Tribes as themselves!
In this present talk however we are not going to talk about the individual clans but only about the Tribal names and how they were to be found amongst historical groups that settled in the west.
It should be noted that we have a LOT of evidence confirming our Tribal identifications but for now we are only going to talk about the Tribal Names and not go into much detail. We are going to mention the names of each of the 10 tribes and show how each name became that of a people in history who settled in the west.
Reuben was the first born son of Israel. We identify Reuben with peoples who settled in France. The Franks gave their name to France. The main branch of the Franks that settled in France was known to the Romans as the Ripuarian (or "River-side") Franks. They however referred to themselves as the Rubi or the Ribuari. These are forms of the name Reuben.
Simeon became the Semnoni who were a group in Northern Germany associated with the Angles and Saxons who later moved to England. We also find Semuen in Irish tradition who was the forefather of tribes who later moved to Wales. There were also the Samneti in Brittany, France, and the Semnoni in Italy.
Levi was to be found mostly amongst the Jews i.e. as part of Judah.
Yehudah became the Jews.
Issachar became the Thagori, and other peoples many of whom eventually moved to Switzerland.
Zebulon is recalled in the Sabalingoi who settled in the Northern Netherlands. Sabalingoi means Zebulon-goi i.e. People of Zebulon.
Dan became the Dani of Denmark and the Tribe of Dana in Ireland and Don in Wales.
Naphtali became the Nephtalite Huns who moved from Scythia to Scandinavia especially Norway.
Gad became the Goths. The Goths settled mainly in Sweden. In Biblical Hebrew the name Gad could be pronounced like Gad. The Goths often pronounced their own name as God or Gad.
Asher became the Aseir who were also known as the As. They were regarded as ancestral gods in Scandinavian Mythology. Aseir is a form of Asher. The term As is how the Phoenicians and probably also the Northern Israelites rendered the name "Asher".
Joseph became Sheaf the forefather of the Anglers and Saxons who moved to England.
Joseph had two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh.
Ephraim was nicknamed "Aegel" (Jeremiah 31:18) meaning a young bull. This was a nick-name for the Angles who in turn gave their name to England. Not only that, but in dialects of Biblical Hebrew "Aegel" could be pronounced like "Angle".
Manasseh is recalled in Manus who was considered the forefather of Tribes in Northern Germany who later moved to the British Isles and/or to the USA in the 1800s.
Gilead: An important section of Manasseh was Gilead who is almost considered a tribe in his own right. The name Gilead was repeated in the Galaati (Galaadi) as a portion of the Gauls in France and Belgium; and in the Caledoni of Scotland; and in Galedon of North Wales.
Benjamin was to be found mostly amongst the Jews, i.e. in Judah.