"Brit-Am Now"-111

1. Acknowledgement re William Rufus in "Brit-Am Now"-110
2. Chris & Wendi Quinn: Re: Ezekiel 22
3. Finland first settled by only 1000 people?

1. Acknowledgement re William Rufus in "Brit-Am Now"-110
The quotation about William Rufus should have  been ascribed to
"The Jewish Connection", by Philip Warren

2. Chris & Wendi Quinn: Re: Ezekiel 22
This is great. I don't know about the part of the present leader of the
U.S.A. as being a God-fearing Israelite. If someone is God-fearing, and
knows the bible, especially that we are living in the end times, what on
earth would make a man want to be president? Is pride like that open to
God's teaching and instruction. I pray for that, but I think we should be
leery of following him.

3. Finland first settled by only 1000 people?
In "Genes, Peoples, and languages", by luigi Lucca Cavalli-Sforza
(UK, 2001), it says (p.154):
"there is genetic evidence  that the original farmers who settled in Finland
perhaps 2,000 years ago were a very small population, perhaps 1,000 or so.
This is inferred from strong evidence of genetic drift, especially for
certain genetic diseases.
The new settlers probably joined a good number of native inhabitants, and
peaceful contact
with them helped the immigrants settle and spread. The process was
facilitated by
learning the natives' language, and eventually adopting it. Most likely
there was little genetic exchange between the two".

P.116: "Other European Uralic speakers  (e.g. Finns and Estonians) appear
almost entirely
European genetically."

Implications for Brit-Am studies.
Cavalli-Sforza is saying that the Finns of Finland are European. That they
originally numbered
maybe only ca 2000 people and since then have multiplied to their present
He says that they learned the language they now speak from the Lapp (Saami)
who lived there before them but with whom they hardly mixed.
Finland statistics:
Population: 5,167,486 (July 2000 est.)
Religions: Evangelical Lutheran 89%, Greek Orthodox 1%, none 9%, other 1%
Languages: There are two official languages: Finnish, spoken by 93.6% of
the population, and Swedish, spoken by 6% of the population. About 1700
people speak Same (Lapp). English is taught as the first foreign language.
Brit-Am implications:
we identified Finland as having a large proportion of Israelites in
its  population from the Tribes of
Issachar, Gad, and Simeon.
The Gad element is to be identified with the large number of people of
Swedish and Gothic descent who live in
Finland. 6% of the population now speak Swedish but the proportion of Gad
elements amongst the people
in our opinion is very much higher.
At all events we suggested that the population is less homogeneous than
Cavalli-Sforza reports.
We also said that most of the Finns entered Finland around 700 CE and not
Be that, as it may we will tackle the discrepancies between us and
Cavalli-Sforza somewhere else.
Cavalli-Sforza is expressing the latest scientific opinion. For the moment,
let us assume that Cavalli-Sforza is correct:
We therefore have the following admitted possibilities:
a. A very large population can grow out of a relatively small number of
people in a period that is not
historically such a long one.
[The Lost Ten Tribes were numerous at the time of their exile but even if
they were not or even if
only a few of them survived wars and disasters, etc, very large numbers
could grow out of those
very few.]
b. People can change their languages altogether. In some circumstances a
relatively advanced community
may adopt the language of a relatively primitive one with whom it has close
[Our impression is that "Old English" differs from Biblical Hebrew to the
same degree
that Modern English differs from "Old English".
c. Close contact can exist for a long period of time accompanied by
relatively little mixing.
e. A small number of "founders" can give rise to large populations. Due to
"genetic drift"
and other factors the type of population that results could be somewhat
different from
other peoples who also developed from the original parent body that the
"founding fathers"
came from.