"Brit-Am Now"-747
1. Graphic Comparison of Phoenician and Viking Ships
2. Peter Salemi: Holland and Zebulon
3. Are The Kurds from the Lost Ten Tribes?
4. Are the Welsh and British from Syria?
5. Fulfillment of Prophecy in Judah

1. Graphic Comparison of Phoenician and Viking Ships

For pictures comparing Phoenician and Viking Ships see:

2. Peter Salemi: Holland and Zebulon
Holland Identified with the Tribe of Zebulon
by Peter Salemi
Good article, contains similar points to those mentioned by Brit-Am along with additional ones, e.g.

<<In the book of Judges when Deborah was the leader in Israel. After their victory against the Canaanites, she prophesied with the Spirit of God, that "out of Zebulun they that handle the pen of the writer." (Judges 5:14).

<<"...Zebulon wielding the writers' pen" (Judges 5:14). This means skilled in writing. The word "pen" here in the Hebrew means "branched off stick or scion for punishing," see Strong's Exhaustive Concordance for writing or fighting, for ruling.

<<It was especially used in this sense to inscribe, to recount, to number. The word used here is "sepher," which is known in the Bible as the word for a book or a roll.

<<"It is therefore not out of place to associate it with the means with producing books and printing letters" (Strange Parallel, p.71, Helene Koppejan). History shows that Guttenberg "refined" the printing press, but a Dutch man named Coster of Haarlem (Holland) is considered "by some scholars [as] the first inventor of printing" (Encyclopedia Britannica, vol. 2 and vol. 18, 1961, edition).

<<The printing press lead to the freedom of the printed word of God, and the availability of it for the average citizen.

<<From the Book Strange Parallel, here is a lengthy quote of the history of the printing press and its role the Dutch had to play in it: " is still generally accepted in the Anglo-Saxon world that it was a German, Gutenberg, who invented the printing press. The Dutch have always disputed this on good grounds, and recent discoveries in Germany give even more credit to the Dutch claim!".....

<<"In the city of Haarlem there is a statue in the market-place of a man with a letterblock in his hand. On the stone is inscribed: 1440 A.D. "Typographiae letteris mobilibus a metallo fusis inventor," or the inventor of the art of printing with movable letters, of cast metal.

<<"Coster having invented this primitive way of printing with lead types was robbed of his invention on Christmas night of 1440 A.D. by his servant Jan, who fled with it to Mainz in Germany, where it eventually came into the hands of Gutenberg, who seems to have refined the method and produced the famous Gutenberg-Bible in 1448. .... a 15th century Chronicle has been rediscovered in Cologne (Germany) mentioning that before Gutenberg, prints were already made in Holland. Moreover as a result of research there is evidence that astronomical calenders in Mainz exist, printed in a more primitive style than Gutenberg's. Are these examples servant Jan brought with him? Anyhow Coster printed such astronomical calenders in Haarlem in Gutenberg's time.
<<"Whatever is the historical truth about this invention, it remains a fact that the Dutch were and still are world-famous for "handling the pen of the writer" as calligraphers, often drawing in one line.

<<"A hand, wielding the writers pen, Deborah's blessing; and the symbol of the ship, which is Zebulun's banner. The present Dutch calligraphers still enjoy international fame for their drawing of charters.

<<"In the international printers-language many words and names of letters are of Dutch origin Many a printer outside the Netherlands will hardly know nowadays that he is daily using a Lowlanders name i'hristoffel Plantin, (letter type) the great industrial printer of the Netherlands (Leyden and Antwerp) in the 16th century, the printer to Royalty, politicians and scientists of those days.

<<"Dutch printing and bookbinding is a most interesting and important subject, but as it is too vast in itself, I have to suffice here with mentioning a few examples to demonstrate that especially the Netherlands have always been advanced and blessed in the arts of writing and printing. If anywhere in the western world, the "epitheton ornans, " given by the prophetess to Zebulun, became true, it would be in the Lowlands: They deserve the honored title of "recruiters by means of the pen."

3. Are The Kurds from the Lost Ten Tribes?
We in Brit-Am do not usually consider alternate identifications to those of our own.
This is largely due to matters of time and priority.
We have however dealt with the Japanese and are preparing an article on Afghanistan
and have Web Pages on these and related subjects:



Peoples and Places

Other Claims

The URL below claims that the Kurds of Kurdistan may be descended from the Lost
Ten Tribes.  This is wrong and some of the history is wrong BUT
the article is short, the basic facts are interesting and it may be worth looking at.

4. Are the Welsh and British from Syria?
The above URL advertises a book
"The King Arthur Conspiracy " by Grant Berkley
The research for this work was apparently done by
Alan Wilson and Baram Blackett who were once employed on a research project by
British Israel in London.
In the 1500s to 1900s all over Europe people began writing histories
using Classical Sources alongside local traditions alongside their own academic
These sources are often very valuable.
I would recommend the work of
on Scotland and Wales.
Most of our Irish legends are from sources.
Apart from Ireland however all these sources tend to have been dismissed
as fantasies or forgeries. In some cases they may well have been but one often receives
the impression that they contain genuine tradition.
We have not yet read the book "The King Arthur Conspiracy"
but hope to eventually do so.
The work may contain genuine traditions pertinent to Brit-Am studies or it may not.
In our limited experience legends etc can help and it is sometimes possible to
corroborate them with additional evidence.
Alphabets (or the claimed existence and decipherment of alphabets)
however are much more difficult.

Here are extracts from a previous blurb on the work:
<<The first history is that of Albyne who led a great fleet from Syria in to Britain in c 1600 BC. The second history is that Brutus who led a powerful fleet from the Dardanelles to Britain in c 504 BC. ...Archaeologists are now postulating that two full blown advanced metal working cultures arrived fully fledged in ancient Britain around 1600 BC and 504 BC. In Britain these advanced developed societies blossomed as if out of nowhere, exactly matching the histories.

<<There is a marvellous weapon available in the abandoned British Coelbren alphabet which can be found inscribed all along the recorded ancient migration routes from Palestine to Assyria, to Asia Minor and the Aegean, to Etruria, and Rhaetia to Britain. The ridiculed histories contain the Alphabet ciphers and so it is possible to read these indecipherable texts. WE have the language and we can work back eastwards both geographically and in time to circa 800 BC, and then back circa 2000 BC.
<<This alphabet was recorded by Julius Caesar in 55 BC and Ammianus Marcellinus, and is described in the Book of Manasses before AD 400. Also by Dafydd ap Gwilym before1367, also by others in 1425, 1450, 1470, and 1580, and in a Manuscript of c AD 1520. It appears on ancient stones in England, Wales, and Scotland of between AD 200 to 948. Absurdly some academics claim that it is a forgery c AD 1800.

5. Fulfillment of Prophecy in Judah
Our article
 and the Question of the Ten Tribes of Israel"
 by   Steven Collins  and  Yair Davidiy  on behalf of
has been upgraded.
A lengthy-ish note has been added:
The Prophesied Return in Ships as Slaves to Egypt Fulfilled in Judah!!
This note explains how the prophesied return in ships as slaves to Egypt was fulfilled
twice in the Jews.
The historical facts noted may also serve as an additional example of Biblical Prophecy that has been