"Brit-Am Now"-174
December 26, 2002
1. Question  on Law and Judah
2. Carmon: Comment on Lucifer?
3. Manasseh
4. The "toe"
5. Comment on "Race"
6. Scandinavia as part of Scythia
7. Web site and book orders

1. Question  on Law and Judah
At 09:37 25/12/2002 -0600, Betty wrote:
>I was working on a Biblical Quiz for my Newsletter - and have a question.
>Could the title given to Judah 'Law Giver' also be interpreted as 'Law Keeper'?
>Seems as if law keeper is what they became, rather than law giver. Betty

The titles is based on the Hebrew "MeChokayk" literally meaning "make laws".
Judah did develop a system to decide how the law should be kept on a
practical day-to-day basis and yet remain consistent
with the Biblical message.

  2. Carmon: Comment on Lucifer?
From: DnCMidd
Subject: Re: Ezekiel 28
OF FIRE>>: Was this man himself? Was the real "satan" a force inside of us?
That is a good question. I have recently had to rethink previous ideas about
Satan and Lucifer and so on. It seems clear that there are at least two
stories where
G-d tells the profits to speak to a man in this manner. He makes clear that
it is a man claiming to be a god and that this person will be destroyed. Yet
there are tones of something eternal in the person being destroyed that
continues to show up in other leaders. (i.e.. you were in the Garden) that
was not possible for that preticular person. I think that it is our evil
pride. The serpent's lie was.... you can disobey G-d and surely you won't
die but instead you will be like G-d. Yet we are not like G-d we are man. So
I do believe that this is a reoccurring problem with man and not some devil.
We tend to look at Lucifer as a name for Satan. I see Lucifer as meaning
only that one rises high and for a short time (morning star) receives glory
from people that do not know better and then just as the morning light fades
so does this person and personality only to show its self again over and
over in other people throughout history. The day star is temporary though
it rises everyday it is short lived everyday. I think is important to pay
attention to what these people are being rebuked for... not so much who they
are.... the rebuke could apply to anyone acting as they acted. Well that is
my take.

3. Manasseh
From: htpdap@juno.com
Subject: Re: Ezekiel 20 no.1

Shalom Yair Davidiy,
I was just reading your commentary on Ezekiel 20 and have
a different point of view I would like to express.
Many of us here in America are becoming aware of our
Israelite heritage. YHVH actually spoke to me two years
ago to tell me "You are Joseph through Manasseh". I wrestled
with that for a while before I accepted it. He had to remind
me of many pieces He had placed before me throughout the
years that support such an identity. One included my visit
to the Golan in 1995 while I was in Israel. He spoke to me
then to be a watchman on the wall for that part of Israel but
I hadn't a clue to its connection to Manasseh at that time.

  I lost half my small congregation over that issue
and the other half later over two-house teaching. He has led
me and many others with whom I am now associated to
understand that we are NOT released from observing TORAH.

Be bless my brother as you continue to educate us regarding the
Lost Sheep.
Harold Prichard
Harvest Ministries
Savannah, Georgia

4. The "toe"
Regarding the 2nd "pointer toe" being longer than the big toe . . . I've
wondered about that and appreciate it's discussion. This is also a trait in
my mother's family and quite prominent. She was always told (the "tale")
that it was a sign of "royalty" . . . My mother is of English, Irish, and
very likely Jewish/Germanic lineage. So, I never really had an idea what
this long 2nd toe was all about. But, it is an interesting trait.

5. Comment on "Race"
Subject: Re: "Brit-Am Now"-172

Dear Yair,
Just read your note regarding "Race" and I'd like to applaud your
conservative, Biblical, level-headed approach. I thank God you are able to
steer a stragiht course between extremes. One of the greatest strengths of
the Brit-Am organization is your ability to avoid excesses and "far-out"
theorizing. The greatest strength of the Brit-Am message, of course, is
that it's true.
Blessings on you,
Tim Murray

6. Scandinavia as part of Scythia
Our impression is that the Isle of Britain and especially Scotland could be
referred to in later Roman writings due tot he fact that people from
Scythia went there. "Scythia" meant the territories of north China, the
former USSR and parts of Eastern Europe. Many of the Lost Ten Tribes went
to Scythia where they became identified as some of the Scythian peoples.
 From Scythia they migrated to the west. Scandinavia could also be
identified as "Scythia" for the same reasons that Britain was.
The very name "Scandinavia" in our opinion comes from a rendition of
"Scathanavia" (as seen in some early versions of Pliny)
meaning "Scythia".
The     article below sent to us by Orjan Svensson says that Scandinavia
was also identified with Scythia by the Scandinavians themselves.

From: ?rjan Svensson <orjan.svensson@mbox300.swipnet.se>

There recently appeared an article called "'Svitjod det Stora' och Skytien"
(= "SVITJOD THE GREAT" AND SCYTHIA) by Lars Gahrn in a Swedish periodical.
I tried to translate some parts of it into English, since it should be of some
interest to Brit Am.
For those who have not heard the name Svitjod before, I can inform that this
is an old name for Sweden (and according to the article also an old name for
Scythia). In Icelandic Sweden is still called Svitjod,
i.e. Svitjod means Sweden in modern Icelandic.
Parts of article by Lars Gahrn as translated by me:


"Svitjod the great" as a name for areas in the east exists in some
geographical works from
Medieval times.....

Scandinavia is called Old Scythia
About 700 CE an unknown geographer from Ravenna wrote a work called
He writes: "Approximately in the eighth hour of the night area (i.e. the
area ruled
by the sun during the 8th hour of the night, Svennung) exists the land of
the Roxolanes,
behind which .... remote in the sea is found a big island, namely Old Scythia
(Antiqua Scithia). This island is mentioned by most historians; Jordanes...
calls it

Adam of Bremen counts the whole Baltic area and Norway as part of Scythia
Adam of Bremen wrote in the 1070s a chronicle about the archbishops in
By Scythia according to this chronicle was meant Russia and the country
were the
Turks lived. It is said that "the Baltic bay" "is extended through the
areas all the way to Greece". Here is meant those water-ways that connected
the Baltic
Sea with the Black Sea, where the Byzantine kingdom of the Greeks was
In one scholion is said that the Turks live close to the Russians and
belong to
"Scythia's tribes" (Scitiae populi).
In an other passage Adam says concerning "the Baltic or Barbarian bay",
i.e. the Baltic
Sea: "And I think that this sea by the old ones was called by other names,
the Scythian or the Meotian marshes, or the Getan wilderness or the
Scythian coast".....
Also the peoples around the Scythian Sea can be called Scythians. In one
we read: "Danes, Sveas and Northmen and Scythia's other tribes are called
by the
Romans Hyperboreans". It is said about Birka, which is situated on a bay of
Baltic or Barabarian Sea, that to this place of anchor "all the Danes' and the
Norwegians' and even the Slavs' and the Sembs' ships use to come together
with all
the other Scythian peoples". Archbishop Unne worked in Birka. He is called
"messenger to the Scyths". In Birka he died, and it is said in one place that
he died in Scythia.....

The Skoldung Saga equates the names Svitjod and Scythia
"But Svitjod itself... got its name from those areas from where Odin first
with his companions."

In Heimslysing the Gard kingdom (= Russia) is in one place seen as part of
Svitjod the Great, and in an other place as a separate area

.....In Heimslysing we are informed that ... "Great Asia includes all those
mentioned from India and all the way to here, and it stops where Svitjod
the Great
(begins). All in all, four hundred and six people lands are included in
Asia, and there are
twenty-seven tongues. In this (our) part of the world is Europe, and most
is Svitjod the Great. Thence came Philippus the apostle to Christen (the
In this kingdom is that which is called Russia. We call it Gardarike (Gard
There are the following main "gards" (hofudh gardhar): Moramar, Rostofa,
Holmgardhr, Syrnes, Gadhar, Palteskia, Koenugardhr."
.....Shem got Asia, Jafet Europe and Ham Africa... "Shem, son of Noah, had
five sons,
and they lived in the eastern part of the world. One of them was called
Elam, the
second Assur, the third Arfaxad, the fourth Nudi, the fifth Aram..... but Aram
lived in Syrland, Bactrialand, Albanialand, Kunaland, Svitjod the Great....."
Certain interesting informations are obtained from these passages: Svitjod
the Great is located easternmost in Europe, but at the same time it is said
that Shem's son Aram had Svitjod the Great, while Jafet's son Magon only had
a part of it.....

According to Saxo the same man is once king in Scythia and the second time
king in Svitjod
[Saxo Grammaticus writes that] Ragnar Lodbrok defeated the Swedish king and
gave Sweden
to his son Bjorn. Later he confronted the Hellespontians and in the same
battle he also
defeated the Scythians. He gave the province of the Scyths (Scitharum
provincia) to
his son Vitsark. Later the king of the Hellespont attacked Vitsark, and it
is then said
that the same ruled over Svitjod (Svetiae principians).
How can this be explained?..... Since several writers equate Svitjod and
Scythia, it is
however most reasonable to imagine that Saxo did the same.....

Snorre Sturlason has the name form "Svitjod the Great or the Cold"
Snorre Sturlason (dead 1241) mentions Svitjod the Great, and his
description is
the most detailed. In the introduction to his royal sagas (Heimskringla) he
"North of the Black Sea is located Svitjod the Great or the Cold (Svithjodh
in mikla
edha in kalda). Svitjod the Great some men call no less than the great
[Translator's comment: Sark in Swedish means a white robe similar to those
worn by
many muslim men, so Sarkland means "land of robes".], but some equates it with
the great Blueland. The north part of Svitjod lies uninhabited due to frost
coldness, just like the south part of Blueland is uninhabited due to the
burning sun.
In Svitjod are many big counties. There exist also many kinds of peoples
and many
tounges. There are giants, and there are dwarfs, there are bluemen
(negroes), and
there are many peculiar peoples. There exist also animals and dragons, very
 From north and from those mountains which lie beyond all habitations,
flows through
Svitjod that river, which is rightly called Tanais (Don). It was anciently
Tanakvisl or Vanakvisl. It comes to the sea, into the Black Sea. The area at
Vanakvisl was then calle Vanaland or Vana-home. It (that is the Vanakvisl)
the world-parts. East of it is Asia, but west of it is Europe. The area
east of
Tanakvisl in Asia was called Asaland or Asahome, but the main fortress,
that existed
in the land they called Asgard. But in the fortress was a ruler, who was
called Odin."
"A barrier of mountains goes from north-east to south-west. It separates
Svitjod the Great
from other kingdoms. South of the mountains it is not far to Turkland.
There Odin
owned much property." When Odin departed from Asgard, "he went first
westward to Gard
kingdom, and then southward to Saxland." Finally Odin settled in Sigtuna.
comment: Sigtuna is close to Stockholm in present day Sweden.] "This
Svitjod they call
Manhem [= "home of men"], but Svitjod the Great they called Gudhem [= "home
of Gods"].


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