"Brit-Am Now"-312


1. ISRAELITE Message in Runic Script
2. Biblical Proofs no 39. Gomer
3. Hebrew Celtic Namesakes no.5: Gilead

1. ISRAELITE Message in Runic Script

Orjan Svensson <orjan.svensson@mbox300.swipnet.se>
Subject: Istaby code


As shown in my latest book, the runic inscription of the
Istaby stone can be transcribed in the following way:

s-f-a-t z h-s-r-i w u-l-a f-a
h-s-th-u w u-l-a f-z
h-s-e-r-u w u-l-a f-i-z
w u-r s i-t-r-u-n s-z th-s-i s-z

This has a meaning in Hebrew that was explained in the book.
However, there is also at least one hidden, or coded, word
in the inscription, which I noticed recently.
This becomes visible when the runes are put in a matrix
like the following:

s   f   a   t   z   h

s   r   i   w   u   l

a   f   a   h   s   th
u   w   u | l | a   f
           |   |
z   h   s | e | r   u
           |   |
w   u   l | a | f   i
           |   --------
z   w   u | r   s   i |
t   r   u   n   s   z

th  s   i   s   z

I have noticed that the word Israel is coded in several other
runic inscriptions in Sweden as well...


2. Biblical Proofs no 39. Gomer

Descendants of the Lost Ten Tribes in the Book of Hosea are described as
the sons of a loose woman called Gomer.

Gomer was also the name of a group of nations descended from Japhet who
elsewhere are described as being in Europe.

Before moving to Europe Gomer son of Japhet was to be found in the Middle
East. Regions attributed to Gomer son of Japhet in Midrashic and related
sources are also those attributed to the Lost Ten Tribes.

The Book of Hosea indicates a union of the exiled northern Israelites with
We may therefore assume some type of  geographical association between
Gomer of Japhet and Gomer of Israel.

The name Gomer was also the name given to the Cimmerians. The Cimmerians
were a people who first appeared on the fringes of the Assyrian Empire
shortly after the Isrsaelites were exiled. From the Cimmerians emerged the
Scythians and Goths.

The term Gomer (Gameri or Gumri in  Akkadian) also similar to how the name
for Israel, <<Khumri>> could have been pronounced by the Assyrians. Khumri
was the Assyrian name for Israel and cases are known where the Assyrians
switched  g  for the kh sound.

Gomer was the name of a son of Japhet son of Noah. Gomer was the father of
Ashkenaz, Riphat, and Togarmah. Genesis 10.

 From the union of Hosea emerge three children who are shown to represent
the Lost Ten Tribes.
The Prophet Hosea will be seen to symbolize God or Israel
And from his union with Gomer  emerge descendants of the Lost Ten Tribes in
their state of exile.
This corresponds with our historical researches that show that Gomer is the
Cimmerian peoples.

  Israelites either:
1. Became identified as the Cimmerians  and company
at the least
2. merged with them and are to be found amongst peoples derived from
Cimmerian-descended groups.


             "And the sons of Gomer; Ashkenaz, and Riphah, and Togarmah"
(Genesis 10;3). Gomer was identified with Afrikey and with Germamia or
Germaniah (Genesis Rabah 37). Afrikey appears to have been an area in Elam
near Susiana where (according to de Gobineau) the name  Afrikey  was given
to a sacred region of  the Medes. Others have tried to identify Afrikey
with Iberia or with Phrygia. Wherever  "AFRIKEY"   actually was, the Lost
Ten Tribes of Israel were also reported to have been exiled there!

             "Germamia" or "Germaniah" may be Carmania in southwest Iran
which Herodotus (1;125)  termed Germania and wherein Israelite groups for a
time were to be found. Alternative identifications for "Germaniah" are
"Mannae" in Armenia and Germanikey in the Bosporus area. A connection with
Germany should also be considered.

             One ancient source (Targum Jerushalemi on Genesis 10) lists
Afrikey, Germania, Madai, Macedonia, Bythinia, Thrace, as belonging to
Gomer and the Cimmerians at a later stage did invade these regions whence
they moved further westward. Ashkenaz is often identified with the
Scyths.  Ashkenaz was attributed "Asia" (Genesis Rabah 37) meaning an area
by Sardes in Lydia, as well possibly as a region in Cilicia, and to part of
Afghanistan. The name Ashkenaz was also given (Targum Jehonathan on Ezekiel
27;23) to Haydayb (i.e. Adiabene) which in the Talmud (Yebamot 17) is
equated with Habor whereto part of the Exiled Israelites were taken
(2-Kings 17;6). The Targum Jerushalemi identifies Ashkenaz with the BARBARI
which is an ethnic connotation for the so called "Germanic" peoples who
attacked and invaded the Roman Empire ca.200-500 c.e.  Elsewhere both the
Barbari and the Germans are identified with Edom. In ancient times the term
BARBAR  was used synonymously with the term for Hebrew.  Adiabene, which
one source ascribed to Ashkenaz, is also attributed  elsewhere (Genesis
Rabah 37) to Riphah brother of Ashkenaz. Riphah is connected to the
Riphaean (Ural) and/or Carpathian Mountains by some. Greek (such as
Aristotle) and Roman sources applied the name Riphas or Riphai to the
Alpine Mountains in Central Europe. The Targum Yehonathan placed Riphah in
Parkvi which is located in the region of Areia east of the Caspian Sea.
"Areia" is the Greek rendition of HARA whereto part of the Lost Ten Tribes
were taken (1-Chronicles 5;26). Togarmah the brother of Ashkenaz has been
identified with the region of Tilgarimu just north and northeast of
Cilicia. Also in the Hara and neighboring region east of the Caspian Sea
was Tukharistan and a people called Togar or Tukharian in Classical
literature. These names relate to Togarmah and are connected both with the
Germans and with the Turks. In this same general area were the Chumaru, the
Chomari, and the Komari which names all connect with the Cimmerians and
with Gomer. Later Rabbinical traditions were to link both Gomer proper and
Ashkenaz with the Germans. Riphah was associated with peoples in France.
Togarmah with the Turks. The Anglo-Saxons also emerged from Turkish areas
in Central Asia and are associated with the Turks in Medieval Mythology.
The Khazars (who were part of the Lost Ten Tribes and related to the Scots,
Anglo-Saxons, Finns, and Scandinavians) also were subjected to Turkish
cultural influences and have WRONGLY been attributed Turkish origins.
Josephus identified Gomer with the Celtic Galatians while Josephon linked
Gomer to the Franks of Western Europe. All of the above identifications
have some historical pertinence. They are not intended to be all exclusive
and these same sources sometimes attribute one ancestor to several people
or one people to several ancestors. Sometimes the attributions refer to
temporary historical situations in which the countries mentioned were
conquered for a time by a small group belonging to the identified ancestor,
and so on.

the exiled Israelites are identified with entities who in their places of
exile were to combine (temporarily?) with Gomer so too must these same
Israelites be sought after in those same regions towards which "Gomer"

Jezreel is the name of a town and a valley. It was a place of significance
in Israelite history. In prophecy its significance involves the meaning of
its name from the root Yezer  meaning to scatter.
Jehu was an Israelite king. The name is pronounced is Yehu  or Hufor short
since the Ye-component is one of the names of God.
In Welsh tradition, the Welsh were known as Gomri and as Cyrmy (i.e.
Cimmerians) and were led by Hu from Drephrobane opposite Byzantium across
the sea to Defene in Wales.
In our  book Ephraim  we have shown how these traditions coincide with
Jewish traditions about the Lost Ten Tribes.

This (unlike most of the other points we have raised)  is not an absolute
proof but taken in context it is a legitimate indication and should be seen
in both a Biblical and historical perspective.

3. Hebrew Celtic Namesakes no.5: Gilead

The Greeks called the Celts "Galatae" also rendered as "GALADI" which is
another way of pronouncing "Gilead" son of Machir son of Menasseh. Some
authorities distinguish the Galatae from the rest of the Gauls and identify
them with the Belgae in the north of Gaul.

              Galadon was the mythical ancestor of a group in Britain
related to the Caledoni of Scotland whose name was also derived from
Gilead. In southern Gaul existed a people named Gebali. "Gebalk" was a name
applied by the Arabs to Western Europe especially to Gaul. The Sons of
Moses in folklore were often spoken of together with the Lost Ten Tribes.
They were reported by Arab- related sources of Jewish origin to be in
"Gebalk" meaning in Gaul and related areas. They were also said to be
together with the Sons of Ad in the "Islands of the Happy" meaning the
British Isles. "The Sons of Ad" was an Arabian term for the Lost Ten Tribes
who because of their sins had been blown across the sea and were to be
found in in the British Isles. The name "Gebalk" is similar to "GABALA"
which is a term used by the Talmud for the Israelite region of Golan called
"Gaulanitis" by the Romans who referred to the Gauls (of Gaul, i.e. France)
as "Galli". The similarity between "Gaul" and "Gaulanitis" (Golan) is
obvious. The name "Gall" could be derived from the Hebrew "Galil" (i.e.
Galilee, denoting hill-land) or from the Hebrew "Goleh" meaning "exile".
The Jewish sage Rashi (1040-1105) in his commentary on the Biblical Book of
Obadiah reported the tradition that the Lost Ten Tribes were in France
while Don Isaac Abarbanel (1437-1508) emphasised that the term
(Tsaraphat  in Hebrew) understood by Rashi to mean France included both
France and Britain.


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