1. Exodus Tours
2. Brit-Am Conference at Succoth
3. "Lost Israelite Identity"
5. From "Lost Israelite Identity": ARABIA.
Date: Wed May 29, 2002 3:39 am
Subject: Re: 2003 Ephraim Judah Conference
We hope all is well. We have enjoyed
your news from Jerusalem Reports very
much. You are doing a fantastic work. May Ha Shem greatly bless you in this
world and the world to come.
G-d willing we will have the next Conference
in February and are trying to
get the word out now. We would appreciate it if you could get a notice out
to your e mail list. The information is below.
Polly and Lisa
Exodus Tours would like to remind the
Ephraimite family of the 3rd
Ephraim Lost Tribes Trip and Conference to be held Feb. 16-27, 2003. If
you are interested, please contact Polly and Lisa, EXODUSTTB@a...
This trip will be about comforting Zion
and making the connection with
Judah in the Land. The participants will visit victims of terrorism in
the hospitals, visit an adopted unit of the army and an adopted
elementary school in Tiberias.
2. Brit-Am Conference at Succoth:
Brit-Am will hold an international conference at the Mount Zion Hotel at
Details next week.
A few copies of "Lost Israelite Identity" have reached us. We are selling
them for $30 each
the book may be obtained from our friend and Brit-Am supporter:
Gooitzen Van der Laan
>Nederlands Israel Boekenfonds
>1303 AA ALMERE
The book is good and contains extremely
valuable information. I myself was
not fully aware of just how important the information was at the time I
wrote the book.
The book contains a large number of verifiable fully-referenced facts that
prove the Brit-Am message.
5. From "Lost Israelite Identity":
The Romans referred to Britain as "The Treasure of Arabia22".
Classical Greek and Roman Geography often did not distinguish between Syria
(i.e. northern Israel), "Palestine" (i.e. southern Israel), and northern
"Arabia" (partly in present day Syria i.e. northern and eastern Israel) and
sometimes even Egypt! Ptolemy applies the name "Arabia" to the previous
Israelite territories of Gad, Reuben, and half-Menasseh. Later, Jewish
derived Arabian sources were to say that the Children of Ad (meaning the
Lost Ten Tribed Israelites) were in the Happy Islands of the Far West out
in the Atlantic Ocean i.e. in The British Isles.
Golodon (of Wales), Caledoni (of Scotland)
and Galadi of Gaul = Gilead of
Menasseh, Gad, and Reuben.
GILEAD. In the 200s c.e. the Desi (from Ireland) settled in
southwest Wales (Dyfed) and their rivals the Feni (also from Ireland)
settled in North Wales. Most of the Feni were later driven out of North
Wales by the Roman-induced Votadini from Scotland who settled in their
place. The Votadini are associated with the sons of Cunedda from whom
came nearly all of the Royal Houses of medieval Wales. The Votadini in
Welsh are called "GOLODIN". The Golodin were also known as Gododin. The
name "Golodin" is linked with Caledonian (of Scotland) and Galatae or
Galadi of Gaul. A people known too as Golodin settled on the Isle of Wight
and neighbouring coast. The Welsh Triads mention amongst peoples who
settled in Britain, the Galedon who received Devon and Somerset in south
England. This area was to later become a centre for the Belgae identified
with the continental Galatae who were also known as Galadi. In French the
Hebrew "Gilead" is transliterated as "Galaad".
"The sons of Joseph after their families
were Menasseh and Ephraim.
"Of the sons of Menasseh : of Machir, the family of the Machiri:
and Machir begat Gilead: of Gilead come the family of the Gileadi" (Numbers
Alternately, "Gilead" son of Machir
may have been named in honour
of "The country of Gilead" which could refer to all of the Land of Israel
east of the Jordan. This was the area which the Tribes of Reuben, Gad, half
Menasseh, and (at a later stage) segments of other Tribes occupied.
"And the children of Reuben and the
children of Gad and the half
tribe of Menasseh returned, and departed from the children of Israel out
of Shiloh, which is in the land of Canaan, to go unto the country of
Gilead, to the land of their possession.. ." (Joshua 22;9).
"GILEADI" therefore as well as being
the name of an important clan
in the Tribe of Menasseh may also have been an appellation applicable to
all Israelites whose tribal territory had been east of the Jordan River" in
the country of Gilead". At all events, various considerations strongly
suggest that the Caledonians and Golodons of Britain derive from the
GILEADI of Menasseh. On the other hand the Galatae (also called "Galadi")
in western Gaul may have come from Reuben since Reuben had also occupied
"The Land of Galaad" (i.e. of Gilead) in the Land of Israel east of the
Jordan River and other factors connect many inhabitants of France to the
Tribe of Reuben.
Mannus = Menasseh; Sicambri = Shechem
Tacitus (b.56 c.e.) in his work "Germania", recalled "Mannus"
(i.e. Manneseh, son of Joseph) as an ancestor of the "GERMANS" meaning
those people who then populated Germany and later, on the whole, moved west
and not referring to the "Germans" of today:
"In the traditional songs which form
their only record of the past
the Germans celebrate an earth-born god called Tuisto. His son Mannus is
supposed to be the fountain head of their race and himself to have begotten
three sons which gave their names to three groups of tribes the
Ingaevones, nearest the sea; the Herminiones ,in the interior; and the
Istaevones, who comprise all the rest..."
Culturally the said three groups were
basically Celtic. They were
destined to be conquered and absorbed by the Goths, Angles, Saxons, Franks,
and related peoples and to participate in their invasion and settlement of
the Western Roman Empire. Tuisto is also rendered Tuisco and the name is
sometimes tentatively derived from a root denoting "people" though the
original form was probably Hebraic and ultimately came from "Isaac".
Ancient and modern peoples have a tendency to interpret and modify the
sounds of names in accordance with similarly sounding words of significance
Hector Boece (1526 -1527 c.e.) attributed a famous and peculiar
group of stone circles at Aberdeen, Scotland, to a legendary pre-Roman king
named MAINUS and this name may also be a form of Menasseh.
According to Pliny (N.H4;14) Mannus fathered the Histaevones to
whom belonged the Sicambri. Menasseh was the father of Machir father of
Gilead one of whose clans was the Shechemites (Numbers 28;29,31).
Menasseh is paralleled by Manus, Gilead by the Galatae, and Shechemi by
the Sicambri. The Sicambri first were recalled in Afghanistan (near Hara,
one of the places of exile of the Ten Tribes mentioned in the Bible) where
they were also known as Syracusae or Syrians of Cush. Later they migrated
westward. In Europe they were reported (by the Greek inhabitants of Olbia
on the shores of the Black Sea) as belonging to the Galatae. They were also
recalled under the names of both Galatae and Syrakusans (cf.Syracusae,
"Syrians of Cush", east of Hara) on the Adriatic coast and later in south
Holland. For a time the Sicambri were stationed in the region of Westphalia
and a Latin source identified them as "Scythae Cimbri" i.e. Scythian
Cimbrians. Later the Sicambri invaded Gaul and were then considered a
Frankish group. They amalgamated with the Salian Franks who also received
the name SICAMBRI due to them. There was a connection between the Sicambri
and the Anglo-Saxons.
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