"Brit-Am Now"-824
1. Question on Tea Tephi and Freemasons
2. Steven Collins: Tea Tephi
3. Yoel Kramsky: The Almighty has Plans of His Own
4. Conspiracy Freaks blame Freemasons for British Israel
5. Brit-Am Beliefs

1. Question on Tea Tephi and Freemasons
RE: "Brit-Am Now"-823
#2. Tea Tephi - A Masonic Tradition?

Edward Bradbrooke <> wrote:
Please let me know why your posting refers to Tea Tephi as a part of Masonic Tradition???

What are the sources, and are they actual Freemasons, or are these sources full of hearsay?

I am a Freemason, and a member of the Supreme Degree of the Holy Royal Arch. I would like to know where you got this interesting snippet of information.


The source was
"Herman Hoeh: A Compendium of History book one"
Brit-Am has no connection with Freemasonry and is not interested in it
but neither are we against it.
Brit-Am is interested in the Israelite Origins of Western Peoples.
This includes historical facts concerning ancestry along with sociological phenomenon
that may be somehow connected.
If a certain group of some importance adopts ideas that suggest Israelite
ancestry this interests us even if we are not sure about the ideas themselves.

In addition to the source from "Herman Hoeh" we have received verbal communication to
the effect that in Ulster exist Masonic lodges whose paraphernalia imply belief
in a descent from Israel. This apparently is no secret.
It is claimed to be well known and academic theses to have been written about it.

Now you know on this matter almost as much as we do
but if any further information comes your way please pass it on.
God bless you
Yair Davidiy

2. Steven Collins: Tea Tephi
From: Steve Collins <>
Subject: Re: "Brit-Am Now"-823

Shalom Yair,

In view of the item on whether Tea Tephi was a real person or not who accompanied Jeremiah to Ireland, I would like to contribute these comments.

My books support the viewpoint that Tea Tephi accompanied Jeremiah and Baruch to Ireland and that her marriage to Irish royalty brought David's dynasty to the British Isles. My historical sources do not depend on any Masonic legends.

Baruch, Zedekiah's unnamed daughters and their party were in Egypt heading westward from Judah when the Bible's discussion of them ends. Jeremiah was given great favor by the conquering Babylonians who gave Jeremiah broad permission to go wherever he wanted to go. He was with a band in Egypt, but the Bible does not specifically state where he traveled after that. However, there are hints. Jeremiah was well aware of the history of the kingdoms of Israel and Judah and he knew that the Israelite/Phoenician empire had founded many colonies in the Mediterranean and Atlantic realm. It would make sense that he would travel to locations which had an Israelite heritage, language and culture. Kirjath Hadeschath (Carthage), Iberia (Spain) and the British ("covenant" isles) were all possibilities. He could easily have visited all three on an itinerary which led him to Ireland. Jeremiah was also aware that there were dynasties of kings to which he could wed the king's daughters in the far off "Isles" (a royal princess would logically be married to someone in a royal dynasty). Jeremiah 25:22 mentions "...all the kings of Tyrus [Tyre], and all the kings of Zidon [Sidon] and the kings of the isles which are beyond the sea." This passage confirms that Jeremiah knew there were "kings" in a place which included "isles" (a grouping of islands) which were "beyond the sea" (beyond the Mediterranean Sea and into the Atlantic region). By linking these kings of distant isles with the kings of Tyre and Sidon, Jeremiah is indicating that all of these kings came from the old Phoenician (i.e. Israelite) Empire. Since the scripture confirms Jeremiah knew there were dynasties of kings in a certain group of islands in the Atlantic region, it is logical that he would bring the king's daughters to exactly such a place so they could marry royalty (specifically Israelite royalty).

It is also noteworthy that David's harp has been a traditional Irish symbol for centuries. Jeremiah was also familiar with the important coronation stone on/at which Israelite kings were crowned (after the divided kingdom, Judah's kings were so crowned). During Jeremiah's ministry, King Josiah of Judah made a solemn covenant at this very stone (II Kings 23:3). Jeremiah could easily have brought David's harp, the coronation stone and other pieces of Israelite patrimony with him to Ireland in the British Isles as the Babylonians gave Jeremiah wide discretion after the fall of Judah. Critics of the view that Jeremiah brought one of Zedekiah's daughters to Ireland need to consider the following question. If Jeremiah and Zedekiah's daughter did not bring this patrimony to Ireland, how did David's harp become so linked to the traditions of ancient Ireland and why were Irish, Scottish and English kings coronated on an old stone which was considered so sacred that even England's modern kings have been coronated on it? [On a personal note, I saw that stone in Westminster Abbey in London in 1978.] One analysis found that the composition of the British coronation stone matched sandstone deposits in the Holy Land (F. Wallace Connon, The Stone of Destiny, pp. 20-21)

It should be stated that the name "Tea Tephi" does not appear in the Bible. The Bible does not name Zedekiah's daughters that were traveling with Jeremiah and Baruch. Tea Tephi may or may not have been the name of one of these daughters who, I believe, accompanied Jeremiah to ancient Ireland. My complete discussion of the evidence supporting the viewpoint that one of King Zedekiah's daughters was brought to Ireland by Jeremiah is found in the second (Israel's Lost Empires) and fourth book (Israel's Tribes Today) in my 4-book series on Israelite history. They can be previewed or ordered at:

As a final note, most of King David's royal descendants did not issue from King Zedekiah's surviving daughters. King Jehoichin of Judah was taken captive to Babylon when he was only 26 years old (compare II Kings 24:8 and 12). Later, Jehoichin was exalted to an honorable position under Babylonian kings, and David's seed continued through his descendants as I Chronicles 3:17-24 records Jehoichin had many male descendants. These descendants of David in Asia later gave rise to the dynasties of Iberia (in the Caucasus region), Scythia and Parthia. When the Scythians, Parthians and their allies moved en masse into Europe after Parthia's fall, David's descendants remained at their head and founded the dynastic houses of Europe. These facts are documented in the 3rd (Parthia: The Forgotten Ancient Superpower) and 4th book (named above) of my 4-book series. Most of David's royal descendants in the European royal houses owe their Davidic origins to the Parthian connection

Steve Collins

3. Yoel Kramsky: The Almighty has Plans of His Own
Subject: RE: "Brit-Am Now"-822
#3. Kevin Opp: "Biblically there is no gentile"

Kevin OPP writes: "Brit-Am Now"-819- Biblically there is no gentile

It is very true that our mission in the world is to be "Or lagoyim" ["Light for the Nations" Isiah 42:6] , this is a paramount mission of ours. Parashas VaYeishev [Synagogue Reading, Genesis chs.37 to 40] last week, through the kabbalah [tradition] tells us in the story of Y'hudoh and Tomor [Tamar] (Bereishis [Genesis] 38:14-19) that the "sparks of goodness are scattered throughout creation" and it is the job of Am Yisroel [People of Israel] to gather them up. Yehudoh as taught by his parents desired to avoid marrying into Canaanite families, as when Avrohom Avinu [Our Father] sent his servant Eliezer to look for a spouse for his son Yitzchok [Isaac]. Strange occurrences transpired in the story of Tomor and Y'hudah him to yield to Hashem's [the Almighty] plan. The kabbalah tells us that of his own accord Y'hudah would not have ceded to Tomor. Turns out that Y'hudoh and Tomor are high caliber Tzadikim [Saints]. Hashem revealed to Tomor because of her high spiritual standards that she was going to be the progenitor of the Moshiach [Messiah], and they had to resort to strange devices to accomplish Hashem's desires.

How to be "Or Lagoyim" is to be left to the leaders of the tribe of Yehudoh, in essence the unbroken line of leadership as represented under the auspices of the Jewish Orthodoxy that has survived the long exile. As far as "Biblically there is no gentile" what else could we call the lost civilizations that don't have an ounce of Hebrew blood in them, such  as the ancient civilizations that have ceased to exist and never came into contact with the Hebrews? Such as the remote Chinese, Africans and South Americans?

Yoel Kramsky

4. Conspiracy Freaks blame Freemasons for British Israel
Brit-Am Note: The following article was sent us by one of the Jew-haters
who has lately been sending us a whole series of anti-Semitic hate-mail diatribes.

This one is of interest since it accuses "British Israel" of being part of the
Conspiracy. There is some poetic justice in this since in recent years
British Israel has begun to betray its original purpose and has been spreading
conspiracy literature of its own.
Incidentally Barry Chamish, the Conspiracy darling of certain Messianic
groups, has an article up claiming that Jesus had four wives and lived in
London where he was stoned to death
Maybe while he was there, before his demise, he started "British Israel" ?

Subject: christiany identity /british israelism

The British monarchy and its prime ministers and Foreign Office fabricated British Israelism in the nineteenth century, from earlier versions of the story. They claimed that Queen Victoria was descended from the Biblical King David, and was thus a descendant of the Davidic family tree that produced Jesus. They taught that the tribes of Israel wandered into northern Europe; that by this supposed genealogy, the British are the real Chosen People, and the British Empire is thus God's empire.

The modern Jews, by this British account, are not the historical Hebrews of Old Testament Israel, but rather, the British are. But, says the British Israel myth, in a leap of logic, the Jews need to be put into Palestine, to fulfill prophecy, get slaughtered in a war with the Muslims, and bring about the End Times.

To provide fuel for this mythology, the royal family asked the British Grand Lodge of Freemasonry to establish the Palestine Exploration Fund. In the 1870s, they dispatched soldier-archeologists to the Holy Land, to dig up supposed religious relics that might impress the cheap fancies of the beggarly masses.

British Israelism designed its Jewish angle to be worked in many politically useful ways, along a spectrum from Nazi anti-Semitism to radical Zionism. The cynical character of this entire travesty may be seen, in the way the story was changed to suit imperial politics. During the 1870s, Germany broke from allegiance to British free trade doctrines. The London "prophets" then reconfigured ancient history. Suddenly, it wasn't Britain and Germany, collectively the Nordic Aryans, who were the wandering Chosen People, but only Britain. Modern Germans, it had been discovered, are the ancient Assyrians!

5. Brit-Am Beliefs
Brit-Am Beliefs are true ones.
The Lost Ten Tribes today are to be found amongst western peoples.
Brit-Am could conceivably make mistakes on some of the details and so might others.
Nevertheless the truth is with us
and we ask you to stay with us
and help us get this truth out.
God bless you all
Yair Davidiy