"Brit-Am Now"-518
Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2005 22:44:13 +0200
From: Yair Davidiy
"Brit-Am Now"-518
1. Steven Collins: Gog and Magog
2. Venneman: Semitic Linguistics in Northern Europe
3. Letter from Australia
4. Jews, Lost Ten Tribes, and Irish
5. Other Peoples from Lost Tribes?
6. Brit-Am Report Needed?
7. Abraham's promise and American power

1. Steven Collins: Gog and Magog
From: Steve Collins
Subject: Re: "Brit-Am Now"-517

Shalom Yair,
I would like to offer comments on the proposed identification of President Bush with the "Gog" figure of Ezekiel 38-39. It is my view that the chances of this linkage are zero. Ezekiel 38:2-6 lists a number of nations which will form an alliance in the latter days just before the Messianic Age (see 38:8 and 38:16). This alliance headed by Gog is stirred up to attack the nations/land/people of Israel. Brit-Am subscribers know that the modern nations of the house of Israel include the USA, the UK, Scandinavia, much of Northwest and Central Europe, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, etc. George Bush is the President of the USA, one of the nations which will be attacked by the alliance headed by Gog's alliance, so that effectively eliminates the possibility that any Western leader will be "Gog." We do not know in what year this will occur, but since the USA is one of the targeted nations, it is virtually certain that "Gog" will emerge from the real "evil axis" named in Ezekiel 38:2-6. Thankfully, this prophecy indicates the Israelite nations will be rescued/delivered by Divine intervention which slays 5/6ths of all the attackers (see 38:20-39:4). Ezekiel 39:12 confirms that the latter-day nations of the house of Israel are the targets of this attack as the "house of Israel" needs seven months to bury the huge numbers of invading soldiers who have died in the territories of the nations inhabited by the house of Israel. It is worth noting that ALL the nations named in the attacking alliance in Ezekiel 38:2-6 are descended from either Ham or Japheth. Not a single nation descended from Shem is listed as part of the attackers of Israel. The attacking nations are widely-understood to include Russia, China, Iran, Libya, etc. The term "Cush" ("Ethiopia" in the KJV) indicates Pakistan and Afghanistan will likely be among the attackers as the "Hindu Cush" mountains are in that region, named after Cush, the son of Ham. This indicates the attack will be launched by the former Eastern-bloc nations allied to a number of the radical Islamic nations. The house of Israel leads the Western World's nations which are allied to many gentile (but Semitic) nations in NATO, the EEU, etc. They will be the ones attacked. There is a great deal in this prophecy that fits the modern world's geo-politics. I am in the process of preparing an electronic article on Ezekiel 38-39 for a website here in America which has requested it. When it is completed, I will sent a copy to Brit-Am for its consideration as well.
Steven Collins

2. Venneman: Semitic Linguistics in Northern Europe
below are only SHORTENED EXTRACTS of two examples from the above web site which contains much additional material
http://www.germanistik.uni-muenchen.de/theoretische_linguistik/vennemann.html#Pikten \Atlantiker in Nordwesteuropa: Pikten und Vanen Reference
"The Picts of Britannic prehistory and the Vanir of Germanic mythology contribute to the theory of an Atlantic, i.e. Hamito- Semitic origin of the Megalithic culture. ..This view is supported (1) by the Pictish name Nehton and its phonological correspondent Neptune, god of the sea and, identified with the Greek Poseidon, according to Plato founder of the Atlantic empires, (2) by the Old Gaelic word maqq 'son', which is otherwise only attested in Germanic, e.g. as Goth. magus 'son (of maternal lineage)', (3) by Pictish art and Northumbrian art which has been apparently influenced by it, both showing stylistic connections with the art of the Near East, and (4) by the tale of Tristan, the Pictish Drust, the Welsh Drystan son of Tallwch...
The Germanic Vanir are recognized not merely as fertility deities but as a fully functional family of gods and goddesses. Their maritime (Mediterranean) and Semitic origin is shown by a number of features, chief among them the following: (1) Njor r's residence N at n 'Ship-Town', (2) Freyr's ship Sk bla nir, (3) marriages between sisters and brothers such as Njor r's earlier marriage, (4) Freyja's and Freyr's incestual relationship (as insinuated by Loki), (5) Freyja's harnessed team of "cats" (i.e. lions), (6) the notion of dying gods (also on the sir side, where the most Vanir-like Baldr resembles the Semitic god Baal, both in function and in the form of his name), (7) Freyja's equivalence with the Babylonian goddess Itar and the Palestinian goddess Astarte as a goddess both of war and of love and sexual life, (8) the pig as an attribute both of Freyja and of Freyr. The military conflict and subsequent peace of the Vanir and the sir is assumed to echo the historical clash of Atlantic and pre-Germanic North Indo-European populations and cultures and thereby to reflect the Germanic ethnogenesis."

Andromeda and the Apples of the Hesperides Reference

The paper begins with an introduction in which the theory of the languages of prehistoric Europe north of the major mountain ranges, the Pyrenees and the Alps, is sketched: the Old European languages identified as Vasconic, i.e. as related to Basque; the Atlantic languages identified as Semitidic, i.e. as Hamito-Semitic but most closely related to Semitic; and Indo-European. ...
After reviewing some Indo-European words that have been given Semitic etymologies, the second major part of the paper concentrates on the new Semitic etymology of the West Indo-European apple word, assumed to be the same as Hamito-Semit. +[]abol, Semit. +[]abal- 'genitals' whose original meaning is reconstructed as 'apple'. The semantic development from 'apple' to 'genitals' is compared to numerous similar changes in other languages. The fact that the word does not occur in the old Semitic literary languages Hebrew, Arabic, and Akkadian is explained as a consequence of this awkward metaphoric shift. The same fact is used to explain why this straightforward etymology has remained undiscovered for so long. The etymology is strengthened indirectly by pointing out further Semitic influences in the European northwest: the extraordinary systematization and functionalization of the inherited Indo-European verbal ablaut in Germanic, ablaut being the typological hallmark of the Semitic languages; and the traditionally observed Mediterranean features of Germanic mythology.
Finally, the extraordinary importance of apples in Western civilization is underlined by analysing four mythical settings as having the same Semitic basis: the Garden of Eden as described in the Old Testament (and similar traditions in the Near East); the Garden of the Hesperides where a serpent keeps watch over the golden apples; the Celtic Avalon, viz. Insula Avallonis or Insula Pomorum, 'Island of Apple Trees', where the wounded King Arthur was taken care of by nine women versed in magic; and the Germanic orchard of Glęsisvellir with the beautiful daughter of King Gušmundr and her sisters, complemented by the myth of the apples of the goddess Išunn which preserve the health and even the eternal youth of the Germanic gods.

3. Letter from Australia
From: Lorraine Harvey
Subject: Re: 1-Samuel 13-14: Article

Dear Yair,

What a great article. Did you know that the Australian's Major General Harry Chauvel was a decendant of the French Hugonots. (Protestants fighting against Catholicism, whom the majority of true Protestant Christians believe are pagan. We usually have to be politically correct).

So you see the Reubenites were there also in small number, leading younger brother Ephraim in the fight to liberate brother Judah. Zechariah 9:13 perhaps.

I myself have an interesting background. My Great uncle was in the Light Horse, but not in the actual charge. He was sent on to France where he died in battle at Bullecourte France. My ancestors on my mothers side were from Scotland and Cornwall and Royal Marines on the First fleet to Australia. My father is South African of Dutch and French Hugonot heratige. I was born in South Africa but have resided in Australia for most of my life.

Blessings and shalom,

Lorraine Harvey Australia

4. Jews, Lost Ten Tribes, and Irish

From: Nancy Schick

Subject: Re: comments by Thomas Cahill

Your opinion, Mr Yair.

Thank you, Nancy

I've heard that the Irish are the Lost Tribes of Israel and that's why the Irish and the Jews have so much in common. Care to comment? The Irish are not the Lost Tribes. Ancient Israel, a Semitic nation, was composed of twelve tribes, engendered by the twelve sons of the patriarch Jacob (who was also called Israel). Ten of those tribes, settled in northern Canaan, were deported into slavery by the Assyrian king Sargon II about 722 B.C. and, at least as distinct social units, were never heard from again. But not everyone could possibly have been deported, so that genetic strains from the Lost Tribes must have continued to influence the Israelite gene pool. Some of the deportees probably maintained their religious identity, and this may be the beginning of the Jewish diaspora. Throughout history there have been fanciful 'sightings' of the Lost Tribes (none more unlikely than the 'Indian' tribes native to North America). The Irish are not Semites but Celts, a very different genetic-linguistic-cultural strain. The Celts are first mentioned in Greek literature of the classical period. They overran much of Europe in the centuries before Christ, and it is likely that they originated in the Caucasus. Some Celts reached Ireland about 350 B.C. and established there a typical Celtic society, overcoming (and intermarrying with) a native population of which we know next to nothing. What the Jews and the Irish have in common, especially a preference for the underdog and a wry sense of humor which gets such enjoyment out of deflating the pretensions of one's 'betters', probably stems from the fact that both nations have so often been marginalized and demonized, the Jews by European Christians, the Irish by the imperial English. People on the margins are far more likely to see clearly a society's injustices and absurdities than those at the fashionable center of events.

Reply: True enough that present day Jews include representatives of all the 12 (or 13) tribes as we have frequently stated but the Tribes of Judah, Benjamin, and Levi are more prominent than the others most of whom are to be found elsewhere. The bottom line is that the majority of Israelite Tribes were lost and the Bible refers to them as very important entities on the world scene so they must be somewhere. Early Irish and Welsh and Scots spoke a Hebrew-like Semitic tongue and had Hebrew customs and namesakes. So-called "Celts" are not so different from the Jews. The Celts who entered Britain "about 350 B.C. and established there a typical Celtic society, overcoming (and intermarrying with) a native population of which we know next to nothing" may indeed have come from Caucasus area which was one of the areas to which the exiled Israelites were taken. The "native population" that was already in the British Isles were mainly Hebrews as we have proven. Similarities between Jews and Irish exist and can only be explained by ancestral connections.

5. Other Peoples from Lost Tribes?
Two Questions from Different People on the Same Subject:
(a) Atlas Laster wrote:
Shavua tov, Yair. Below is an interesting article, and, if you haven't seen it, this one may well be worth your time. The article confirms what you have been disseminating. Atlas

(b) larry ferguson wrote: What is your opinion of the web site,"shavei.org" , and their extensive work about these Indian groups? There seems to be no doubt they have "Hebrew / Jewish" roots. They don't seem to fit the blessing that was given to Ephraim and Menasseh as the 1st born blessings of Jacob. There seems to be a mountain of evidence supporting all your books (which I have read) and a great deal of corroborating historical works.

Shalom, larry ferguson Plano, Tx.

The articles claim that people in Burma are from the Lost Ten Tribes. Evidence is not convincing and is far less real than Brit-Am proofs. The Brit-Am solution is the only one consistent with the Bible, history, and present-day reality. The difference between the Brit-Am solution and the one given in the said articles is that that some of the people in question are prepared to become Jewish and move to Israel and ALSO in the fact that whoever is pushing their "case" has received significant backing whereas Brit-Am has not.

6. Brit-Am Report Needed?
Dr Richard Griffiths wrote:

I would suggest an e-mail devoted to requesting funds. Highlight the top several achievements of Brit-AM recently and your hopes for the immediate future. And then request Brit-AM supporters pray about the work and send what they can even if a small amount.

We may well do (later) as you suggested though I was afraid that we may have been overdoing the fund requests of late.
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Preparation of French-language work.

New Research information of significance has come to light. Preparation of future works in progress. Hope to achieve significant breakthroughs in research and information retrieval and have possibility of doing so. Ongoing e-mail list maintenance. Ongoing research and learning connected with Brit-Am needs and beliefs. Some meetings and polishing of presentations. Contacts and clarifications of potential future significance were made. Literature was sent out and the message was spread.

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7. Abraham's promise and American power Interesting Book Review (first seen on Craig White's "Origin of Nations" list)
Abraham's Promise by Michael Wyschogrod, edited by R Kendall Soulen Book (by Jewish author) seems to argue for American Christians viewing themselves as another kind of Jew or Israelite. I would guess that most of our subscribers would not sympathize with major portions of the work (as presented by the above Review) but would also find segments they may thoroughly identify with.

According to the Bible ten out of the twelve tribes of Israel split away(1-Kings 12:19), formed their own kingdom of "Israel" (1-Kings 12:20) and were exiled by the Assyrians (2-Kings 17:18) . They forget their identity (Hosea 1:9 7:8 Isaiah 49:21) and became the Lost Ten Tribes. In the future they will re-unite with the Jews of "Judah" (Ezekiel 37, Isaiah 11:13 Jeremiah 3:18) but until then they have a role of their own to fulfill. They were destined to be situated at the continental extremities of the earth such as North America, the British Isles, Scandinavia, the Netherlands, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa (Deuteronomy 33:13 Isaiah 24:16 26:15 41:8-9 49:6), to be the richest (Genesis 27:28 49:25 Deuteronomy 33:13-16 Hosea 2:8), and most powerful nations on earth (Numbers 24:8-7 Micah 5:7-9) and to control major international strategic bases (Genesis 22:16-17 24:60). All of these points together with numerous others show that descendants of the Lost Ten Tribes can only be found amongst Western Nations especially the English-speaking ones. The correctness of our interpretation of the relevant verses is confirmed by traditional Jewish sources and by the findings of up-to-date historical and scientific research. Your destiny may depend upon this information. You need to know.

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