Celtic Iberi and the Hebrews
of the Lost Ten Tribes
The Joseph Aspect
by Yair Davidiy
The Predicted Role of the Ten Tribes
The Name 'Hebrew'
Abraham was a Hebrew:
The Book of Jonah relates how God told Jonah to go to the major Assyrian
city of Nineveh and there prophesy that after 40 days it would be overturned.
This meant according to the understanding of Jonah that Nineveh would be
destroyed. Jonah did not want to go on this mission and attempted to flee
to Tarshish in Spain. A storm arose at sea and the sailors of his
ship realized that a supernatural power was causing it. They threw lots
and the result fell on Jonah. Jonah told the seamen to cast him overboard.
AND THERE CAME ONE THAT HAD ESCAPED, AND TOLD ABRAM THE HEBREW; FOR
HE DWELT IN THE PLAIN OF MAMRE THE AMORITE, BROTHER OF ESHCOL, AND BROTHER
OF ANER: AND THESE WERE CONFEDERATE WITH ABRAM.
[Jonah 1:9] AND HE SAID UNTO THEM, I AM AN HEBREW; AND I FEAR THE LORD,
THE GOD OF HEAVEN, WHICH HATH MADE THE SEA AND THE DRY LAND.
Here we have the name Hebrew connected with worship of the God of Israel
as if the two were mutually relevant to each other. Jonah was a Hebrew
going to Tarshish in Spain. Israelites from the Ten Tribes were later exiled
to Spain. They were known as Iberi, or as Hiberi i.e. as Hebrews.
From Spain the Hiberi (Hebrews) moved onwards into Gaul and the British
Isles. The Celtic inhabitants of Britain were all referred to as Iberi,
or Hiberi, or Iberni (meaning Hebrews) by themselves and by others (such
as Ptolemy) and the name Iberi (i.e. Hebrew) very frequently occurs in ethnic
and place-names of the Western Celtic peoples. Hibernian still means
Irish. The Iberian Peninsula (Spain and Portugal) was named after the Iberi
Hebrews who once dwelt there but later left moving to Gaul and Britain.
The crew in Jonah's ship made another futile attempt to continue against
the storm after which they reluctantly threw Jonah into the sea. A fish
(whale or other sea-creature) swallowed Jonah and after three days spew
him out onto the shore. He went to Nineveh and prophesied. The people of Nineveh
did penitence and were forgiven and no disaster occurred (at that time)
to the city.
peoples who later came westward from Scythia and Germania and who were also
Israelites were referred to by the Romans as Barbari. This term is generally
taken to be a negative expression meaning that they were barbarians and
uncivilized in Roman eyes. Nevertheless the term according to some originally
had ethnic connotations. The Hebrews in the Ancient Middle East (according
to the Encyclopedia Judaica) were known as Iberi and as Barbari.
Khazars, Scotts, and Picts,
and the Hebrew Name
The word "Hebrew" in Hebrew is "Ivri" or "ibri" from the root "aver, aber"
connoting "other side. The is where the English words "over" and "other" come
"Hebrew" connotes someone who moves around, from one place to another, i.e. "a
The Ancient "Celts" of Britain, Irleand, and Western Europe called themselves
Iberi meaning "Hebrew".
The Khazars were part of the Ten Lost Tribes.
The name "Khazar" is conventionally considered to derive from a root meaning
The same applies for the name "Scot" as in Scottish and Scotland.
This is the meaning of "Khazar", "Scot", and maybe "Alban" or "Albanach"
##The word "Khazar"
is a Turkish word derived from the root of
with the meaning of gez
(wander). The term of khazar
(wanderer) and it coincides with the meaning of a nomad who freely wanders
around without any connection to one place in the Anatolian Turkish. Probably,
this word must have taken its final shape through an etymological transformation
in the forms of gezer,
The word of Khazar
is used as el-Hazar
in Arabian language, Huzari,
in Hebrew language, Gazari,
in Latin language, Hazari
in Georgian language, Huszar
in Hungarian language and Ko-sa,
ka-sat in Chinese language.##
The name Khazar is therefore understood to connote "wanderer".
This is also the meaning of "Hebrew"
and one of the given meanings of "Scot" as in "Scotland".
Scott Surname Origin
A native of Scotland.
uses both Scyth
synonymous terms. The original word in Ossian is
which literally signifies 'restless wanderer,' hence the propriety of the name
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay
on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon,
& CO., 1857.
The name "Scot" comes from an old Celtic
word meaning wanderer or vagrant.
By Robert Craig Maclagan (1882)
Scoti means "wanderers"
Says that "Albanach" (Picts) also connotes "wandering".
The Picts dwelt mainly in the Northeast of Scotland.
Traditionally they descended from the Agathyrsi and came from Scythia.
Agathyrsi was one of the earlier names of the Khazars.
The Picts either came from the Agathyrsi (Khazars) or an important element amongs them did.
Concerning the root Iberi amongst the Celts see
"Celtic Namesakes # 6".
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Hebrew Celtic Namesakes no.6:
The Hebrew Celts
THE HEBREWS OF BRITAIN
Why the term "Hebrew" is especially pertinent to descendants of Joseph
The Names of Isaac, Jacob, and Israel in Western Traditions
The Lost Ten Tribes were destined to be known
by the names of the forefathers, Abraham the Hebrew, Isaac, and Jacob.
Concerning Abraham who was known as "the Hebrew" we find the Western Celts also being known as "Hiberi" or Hebrews, see the source referred to above.
Isaac was considered the ancestor of the scottish, Welsh, and English according to separate traditions.The
name Jacob is repeated in the Union Jack (the flag of Britain), and in the
term Yank which is a Hebrew alternative for Jack i.e. Jacob.
Ephraim and Manasseh were destined to become a multitude in
the midst of the earth and the name of Jacob be called upon them and the
name of his fathers Abraham and Isaac (Genesis 48:16). This means primarily
that the essence of the forefathers would be expressed through the sons of
Joseph. It has a secondary meaning that the very names would recall the forefathers.
Abraham was known as the Hebrew (Genesis 14:13) and the early inhabitants of
Britain called themselves and were termed by others Iberi meaning Hebrews.
Names given to the Scythians (Isaac-Gulu, Ishkuza, Zohak, Saca, Sak, Saksin,
Saxon) and to the Saxons who settled England were derived from the name Isaac.
AND GOD SAID UNTO ABRAHAM, LET IT NOT BE GRIEVOUS IN THY SIGHT BECAUSE OF
THE LAD, AND BECAUSE OF THY BONDWOMAN; IN ALL THAT SARAH
HATH SAID UNTO THEE, HEARKEN UNTO HER VOICE; FOR IN ISAAC SHALL THY
SEED BE CALLED.
"Isacon" (Isaac) Ancestor of the Scots
The Four Ancient Books of Wales
by William F. Skene 
THE RACES OF BRITAIN AND THE PLACE OF THE PICTS AMONG THEM.
In the Albanic Duan, which seems to have belonged to some collection of
additions to Nennius, and which contains the oldest record of the
ethnological traditions of Scotland, the brothers Brittus and Albanus
appear as the eponymi of the two Celtic races inhabiting respectively
Britain and Alban, or Scotland. Thus--
"O, all ye learned of Alban,
Ye well-skilled host of yellow hair,
What was the first invasion? Is it known to you?
Which took the land of Alban?
Albanus possessed it; numerous his hosts.
He was the illustrious son of Isacon.
He and Briutus were brothers without deceit.
From him Alban of ships has its name.
Briutus banished his active brother
Across the stormy sea of Icht.
Briutus possessed the noble Alban
As far as the conspicuous promontory of Fothudain."
Note: The father of the brothers is named "Isacon" cf. "Isaac"!
Similar appellations are found in some of the earliest genealogies of the Welsh and English.
The name Jacob is recalled in the Union Jack of Britain meaning the Uniting
of Jacob, and in the nickname "Yanki" which is short for Jacob. The Ten Tribes
in the End Times are referred to in connection with the raising up the Tribes
of Jacob (Isaiah 49:6), The flag of Britain is called the UNION JACK (i.e.
union or covenant of Jacob) and the nickname Yank or YANKEE for North American
derives from a form of the name Jacob.
AND HE SAID, IT IS A LIGHT THING THAT THOU SHOULDEST BE MY SERVANT TO RAISE
UP THE TRIBES OF JACOB, AND TO RESTORE THE PRESERVED OF ISRAEL: I WILL ALSO
GIVE THEE FOR A LIGHT TO THE GENTILES, THAT THOU MAYEST BE MY SALVATION UNTO
THE END OF THE EARTH.
Adapted from Ephraim chapter four:
The prophet Isaiah addressed himself frequently to the Lost Ten Tribes
of Israel. One of his several addresses to the Ten Tribes is found in chapter
"Isles" and "isles of the sea" meaning mainly Isles in the Atlantic Ocean
(Isles of Britain and coastlines of northwest Europe and North America) are
several times mentioned in Scripture in a context recalling the Lost Tribes
"The Tribes of Jacob" (recalled above in ISAIAH 49) remind one that the
flag of Britain is called the UNION JACK (i.e. union or covenant of Jacob)
and the nickname YANKEE for North American is derivable from a Hebrew form
This etymology is explained by I. E. Mozeson ("The Word", p.20 entry: "ANKLE")
and holds true regardless as to whether the name was derived from the Dutch
Janke, a Red Indian name for "English", or from the name of a Red Indian Tribe.
Whatever its origin, "YANK" is an acceptable shortening of the Hebrew Jacob!!
This name was given to citizens of the USA and the name in Hebrew means Jacob.
"A light to the Gentiles" is what the British descended peoples and northwest
European peoples comparatively speaking have been despite frequent moral mistakes.
On the whole these nations have been the best civilizing influence the world
has ever known and they still are despite everything!
"End of the earth", or "ends of the earth" is a frequent expression in the
Prophets concerning the Lost Ten Tribes and nearly all of these peoples dwell
at the geographical extremities of Continental masses when the Biblical view
of the Holy Land of Israel as the center is taken into account. The servant
of God (Israel) is entrusted with raising up the Tribes of Jacob who will
be a light unto the nations and bring salvation unto the ends of the earth
where most descendants of the Lost Ten Tribes now dwell. The Land of Israel
in Biblical terms is the center of the earth and when measured from it most
descendants of the Lost Ten Tribes dwell on the geographical extremities,
on the ends of the earth. The Tribes of Israel are Jacob and represented by
the Union Jack and the nickname Yank meaning Jacob.
Jacob was also known as Israel:
AND HE SAID, THY NAME SHALL BE CALLED NO MORE JACOB, BUT ISRAEL: FOR AS
A PRINCE HAST THOU POWER WITH GOD AND WITH MEN, AND HAST PREVAILED.
AND GOD SAID UNTO HIM, THY NAME IS JACOB: THY NAME SHALL NOT BE CALLED ANY
MORE JACOB, BUT ISRAEL SHALL BE THY NAME: AND HE CALLED HIS NAME ISRAEL.
Israel is Yisra-el. The name Isru is derived from
Israel. Isru was also considered one of the ancestors of the Irish and Scottish according to their own traditions.
The monarchs and leaders (such as Cromwell) of England throughout history
referred to their people as Israel. It matters not whether they considered
this term to be applicable for spiritual reasons rather than physical ones
they nevertheless did apply the term to their people. The same may be said
concerning the early Puritan settlers of America.