The Lost Ten Tribes of Israel Have Been Found- Part 3
Rueben, Simeon and Gad Have Been Found!
Welcome back to our Bible study series on, "The Lost Ten Tribes of Israel Have Been Found- Part 3. In this study we will be examining these three missing Tribes to see where they are living today. Their names have changed but they are the very same people of the Lost Israel Tribes. In Moses days these three Tribes, Rueben, Simeon and Gad, marched together in their order of encampment for forty years in the Wilderness.
Rueben was Jacob's first born son by his wife Leah. His name means affliction because Jacob loved Rachel more than Leah, so that she felt afflicted by Jacob's attitude towards her. It can also mean "See-a-son" with connotations of increase and plenitude. Rueben being the first born son should have inherited the best blessings but because he slept with Bilhah, Rachel's handmaid he received a curse from Jacob.. Jacob's blessing on him says: thou art my first born and my might, and the beginning of my strength, excellency of dignity, and thou excellency of power: unstable as water, thou shalt not excel; because thou wentest up to thy father's bed; thou defilest thou it; he went up to my couch.
Rueben's personality is associated with sexual deviations, and mandrakes his symbol have sexual overtones. Mandrakes are described as being a purple or white flower, which gave rise to the white lily (fleur-de-lis) the traditional symbol of the French monarches. The first Frankish kings the Merovingians had a "Sun Cult " and the French King Louis the XIV was known as the "Sun King". Rueben also had a bear and a rooster as his animal symbols.
Moses blessing on Rueben was: Let Rueben live, and not die; and let not his men be few. Rueben had four sons: Hanock which means inauguration or education, Phallu which means distinction, Hetzron which can mean dwellers of the courtyard; and Carmi which is derived from Cerem - meaning vineyard. All these names have additional significance when put together in the light of French history and culture.
Yair Davidiy in his book , "The Tribes", says the Franks of West Europe were from Israelites groups who originally became Scythians. These Scythians invaded Western Europe and were called Barberians. One of their major groups of Barberian confederaces were the Franks. They were a Federation of several smaller combinations of Tribes classified as Frankish and shared things in common with each other. They invaded Gaul in 256CE, and then passed into Spain and then into North africa. There were other Frankish groups who emerged near the Northern River Rhine region and were able to subjugate the whole of Gaul which was later called France in their honor.
Their primary source was from Scythia east of the Caspian Sea as they sojourned west. The Franks are traceable to the Hugie, and the Tectosaces and related people of the Scythian Steppes. They were destined to move westward and conquered Celtic peoples including Galatians and settled in France. The Celts were concentrated in Gaul (France) and Britain but had once spread through much of Europe. The Franks had a proven ability to absorb other peoples, especially those of Celtic origin, even before they conquered Gaul. So it is possible in the course of their movings the Franks gathered in pockets of Cimmerians and Galatians that had formerly been scatterd in Southeast European areas. They eventually conquered Northwest Gaul. Some French writers say that the Franks were of Galatian Origin. The Galatians were known as Galadi, and in French this is a form of the Hebrew name "Gilead". The Tribe of Rueben had originally settled east of the Jordan River in the Land of Gilead, Joshuas 22:9.
The Franks in Northern Europe had first been known as "Huga' and this name is one of the indications linking them with the Hugie of Scythia. Among the Hugie of Scythia Tribal names associated with the Galatians existed. This could explain the "Troy and Phrygian legendary association with the Franks. The Galatians were descended from the ancient Cimmerians, a portion whom had previously lived there for 160 years in Phrygia. The Franks were to eventually settle in Holland, Belgium, and Northern France. They are mainly from the Tribe of Rueben, though they can includ contigents of other Israelite Tribes.
In the land of Ancient Israel, theTribe of Rueben is called "Rahabbanal" on Ptolemy's map of Arabia. In very ancient time long before the Northern Tribes were exiled, The Mari correspondence of Northern Syria on the Euphrates River mentions the Rabeans, of Rueben, alongside a group from Benjamin and Gad. Manasseh was also recalled from this region and is referred to as "Manas" and Matiu. Rueben in the land of Israel east of the Jordan River had adjoined the half Tribe of Manasseh of Joseph and Gad. This same pattern exist later as we will find in Serica east of Scythia. They moved westward with the Franks.
In Weatern Europe the Franks were divided into several groups of whom the main ones were the Ripuarian, the Salian and the Chatti and Hessian Franks. The Ripuarian Franks were known by the Romans on the Riverbanks of the Rhine and in Latin "ripa" means riverbank. The name is also given as "Ribuari "and this name in Hebrew is another name for Rueben. The ancient Greeks and Romans usually interpreted a foreign name according to a similar sounding word in their own language. A shortened form of Rueben is 'Rubi" and a people known by that name were dwelling on the banks of the Rhine River.
Tribal names show national character and the sons of Rueben show their characteristics well. The French tend to emphaze high quality educational requirements and are big on ceremony. Both are represented by Rueben's first son, Hanock. They prefer quality to quantity and in some fields really are the best in their area, such as in Rueben's second son Phallu, which means distinction and style. French fashion and perfumes are known to achieve that little extra that makes for distinction.
The French are also known for both their aristocrates and for their peasants, and both are implied in the Hebrew name of Rueben's third son, Hetsron, which means courtyard dweller. Ruebens fourth son Carmi, means vineyard in Hebrew. France is known for its excellent wine making. French wines are considered the best in the world. The French Consume large amounts of wine which is a staple of their diet. The names of Rueben's sons describe important aspects of the French national character.
In early Medieval history and in Hebrew the country of France was called Zarepath. Zarepath was part of a Phoenicean town. Zerapath belonged to Zidon in which there were Isralites. Throughout ancient Gaul and especially on the north east coast there are signs of Phoenicean or Israelite settlements. The Hebrew Bible according to its simplest meanings and in light of tradition maybe understood to say that at least a portion of the Lost Ten Tribes will be in Zarepath, meaning France.
The French Ruebenites in history were destined in the latter days to wage war in the Land of Israel again for Jerusalem. It was the French or the Franks who led the Crusaders of Europe to try to conquer the Holy Land and Jerusalem. It was the French along with the British who made it possible for the State of Israel to exist today by the Balfour Declaration. All in all the Tribe of Rueben will have part in world history at the end of the age of human kind for good or bad. They also will be redeemed when Jesus Christ returns, Romans 11:26.
Now, Simeon was Jacob's second son by his wife Leah. Simeon means "Hearing" because God heard that Leah was hated by Jacob. so God allowed her to bear a second son to Jacob. Jacob's blessing for Simeon was connected with Levi and they would be scattered amongst the Israelites. This was because they were hot temperd and violent. They had avenged their sister Dinah's rape by killing Shechem the Hevite and his whole family. Therefore, Jacob made this prophecy about them because they were violent together; "Simeon and Levi are brethren; instruments of cruelty are in their habitations. O' My soul, come not into their secret; into their assembly, mine honor, be not united: for in their anger they slew a man, and in their self will they digged down a wall. Cursed be their anger, for it was fierce; and their wrath, for it was cruel: I will divide them in Jacob, and scatter them in Israel.
Moses did not give a blessing to Simeon in Dueteronomy 33, but he did give a blessing to Levi, Deuteronomy 33:8-11, who qualified to become God's priesthood in Israel because they rallied to Moses after he came down from Mt. Sinai from God with the Ten Commandment Tablets, Exodus 32:18-28. Simeon was to receive his place to live near to the Tribe of Judah, Joshua 19:1-9.
Simeon had five sons, Nemuel, Jamin, Jarib, Zerak, and Shaul. His Tribe was among the captives of the Northern Lost Ten Tribes of Israel. Even though they lived to the south of Judah, the Northern Tribes of the House of Israsel had a degree of sovergnty over Simeon. When the Assyrians invaded Judah they captured forty-six cities in southern Judah where Simeon lived. So most of them where taken into captivity at this time by Assyria. Some did remain and can still be found amongst present day Jews.
The Jewish Midrash says that most of Simeon was taken away by the king of Cush, which can be applied to a region of Elam in Persia as well as to an area east of the Caspian Sea. From the region of Iran and Central Asia elements of Simeon can be found who moved westward with the other Lost Tribes of Israel. King Saul, the first king of Israel tried to separate Simeon from Judah but it was not until Hezekiah's days that a portion of Simeom moved to the east of the Jordan River and conquered the land of the Hamites and the Edomites and settled there, 1 Chronicles 4:38-43. We are told here in these verses that Simeon made two major moves. one to the Plagins of Gedor, south of Judah and a second by five hundred men under the sons of Ishi into Edom. These were all exiled later with the other israelites on the east side of the Jordan. River by the Assyrians.
There was another area in the far north in the region of Armenia which had been part of Edom. It also was known as Seir, and a portion of the Lost Ten tribes of Israel including Simeon were exiled there. Early references to the Khazars show that they were from Simeon, and were in this place, who emerged from Sacasene which was north of Armenia. It is said that this part of Armenia was settled by Simeon and half the Tribe of Manasseh. They can be traced to 1 Chronicles 4:42-43. Apart from this there were groups from Simeon who remained attached to their fellow Israelites from the Lost Tribes of Israel and moved west with them. Some may have gone at an earlier date with the Celts and where mixed in their "Celtic Culture". Some came later and were found amongst the "Germanic" groups.
In the west Simeon's name can be applied to Celtic Groups. Ptolemy, mentioned the Simeni on the east coast of Britain. The Welch were called Simoni in Welsh and in Irish literature. The Fir Bolg settled in Ireland and Britian and the name Semuen son of Isru as their ancestor. Isru can mean Israel. They can be found in French Brittany as mentioned by Ptolemy.. In Celtic Britain. The Simeni can be found by the Iduma River, which is similar to the one the Simeonites captured in ancient Edom. South of this Iduma River in Britain were the Iceni people, whose name is derived from Jachin son of Simeon, Numbers 26:12.
In Phoenician- Hebrew the name 'Yachin" would have been rendered something like "Icen". Yachin is also recalled in the Euchatae of Simeon by Pliny as beyond the Jaxarites River east of the Caspian Sea. Euchatae, Auchatae and Auchetae are considered different sections of this one people who moved frtom east to west. Herodotus says that the Auchatae where a major Scythian people. In that region of Euchatae east of the Caspian Sea were the Zaratae who were from Zerah the son of Simeon. The Euchatae were descendants from Yachin of Simeon. It is Jewish tradition that part of ther Tribe of Simeon and other Tribes of Israel formed the Khazars. The Khazars were believed to have come from Simeon and Manasseh. These same peoples ae the same as "Eucae" who with other people from the Sakae areas were admitted to the Macedonian Unit of the Campanion Guard of Alexander the Great.
In Europe the Semnones (Simeon) were a section of the Suebi with whom the Angli were federated. The Semnones bordered Laccabardi, Angles and Veruni. The Lombards in Scandnavian literature were identified as the "Headobards" whose name is reminiscent to that of "Ohad" a son of Simeon. Also in South Central Italy in ancient times dwelt the Saminites. These are considered to have originated with the Celtic people.from the region of Sparta, Greece. Some remnants of the Semnites have remained in Italy.
From other sons of Simeon came the Yom Vikings of Scandnavia from Simeon's son Yamin. Simeon's son Shual became the Silures of Souith Wales. Namuel became the Nemeti who were to be found on the Rhine River Banks with the Vangiories. The national color of Simeon is Green , which is also the national color of Ireland. The green and white colors of the Tudor dynasty originated in Wales and form the back ground of the Welsh flag. In both Ireland and Wales the :Celtic elements contain a significant Simeon portion of peoples from that Tribe. Simeon, was found in Semuen, in the Semoni, Simem and the Samnetes, which can be found among all the major groups of the Celts of Ireland and Wales, Britain and Gaul. In addition until the conquest by the Anglo-Saxons invasion the Semnones of Simeon were a portion of the Suebi and belonged to the same group of Angles. Yachin son of Simeion fathered "Iceni" in Celtic Britain and the Eucae amongst the Saxons. Erah son of Simeon was a neighbor (as Zaratae) to the Samnitae (of Simeon) in Scythia northeast of the Caspian Sea.
The descendants of Simeon accordind to Rabbinical tradition were prominent as school teachers, scribes, and indigents. They were also considered to be quick tempered and strict of nature, vengeful and prone to violence. And their inheritance was to be within the Tribe of Judah, Judges 19:1. They are also mixed in with many of the other Lost Ten Tribes of Israel with Ephraim and Manasseh, or the Anglo-Saxons and the Celts.
We will now move on to the last of this threesome that traveled together, Gad. Gad was the eigth son of Jacob by Leah's handmaid Zilpah. His name means a "Troop". The name Gad can also be pronounced Goth. Gad had seven sons Ziphon, Haggi, Shuni, Ezbon, Eri, Arodi and Areli. Today most of them live in Sweden though they can also be found scattered among the other Tribes of Israel.
According to Bible and Yair Davidiy's they marched and encamped together with Rueben and with Simeon.in the days of Moses and Joshua. They gave rise to the Goths in Sweden and France. They once had a kingdom in Southern France which became dominated by the Ribuari Franks of Rueben. So Gad, Rueben and Simeon were influencial in the French speaking peoples of European France.
They were the first to be exiled with Rueben and half the Tribe of Manasseh by the Assyrian Dispersion in 721 B.C. to Halah, and Habor on the River Gozan. They reappeared as the Guti who where allied with the Saka and Gimri in Mesopatamia and in the Zagros Mountain region. They split into other groups that went west and were known as the Gedi of the Balkans. Another group went east branching out from Hara in Eastern Iran. They appeared as the Pasar-Gadae. The Gu-te Goths were known to western peoples as the Massagetae. They were also known in Scotland as the Gaderi and in Ireland as the Gaedhals..
Gas, Goths or Gad were found amongst the Northern Tribes who invaded England with the Anglo-Saxons and a Saxon Group known as the Geddingas. The main body of Gad can be found as the Nordic people. They settled in several different places but numerically can be found in Scandnavia and Sweden, Gotaland and Gothia were they can be recognized as a specific people. From the east they came west with the Hun Invasion and settled in France. They can be associated with Rueben who came with them from the east side of the Jordan River in Israel.
The Batavia who settled in Holland were regarded as Chauci or Haggi another of Gad's sons. They formed a contigent from Gadf amongst the Dutch population. Pliny the historian includes Chuaci in the Ingueone group of "German" tribes together with the Cimbri and Tuetoni. The Ingueones relate to Yngvi. In mythology Yngnvi was the son of the "god Odin" and the ancestor of the Swedish kings who's dynasty was known as the Yinglings of Gad. This association connects Ingueones with theSwedes. Simon Granau wrote in CA 1530, that the Swedish Island of Gothland was formerly knowm as Cymbria and the Goths settled there. He also said the name "Bruthenia" was once given to Northern Prussia as a result of Goths who settled there. The sons of Gad were associated with the Tribes of East Scythia, who were the Goths and Suebians.
Somewhere called the Gaderi of Scotland were from Gad. The Goths had a connection with Scotland and some English authors named some of the Scottish people "Ysgoths" which connotes "Goths of the island." Archaeologist believe that finds from the Viking ship Hutton Hoo, indicate the presence of a Gothic element among the Anglo-Saxons. It is also said that two small nations lived near the Black Sea, the That's and a few Goths. The Goths claim to have descended from the Scots and spoke English. The That's were a branch of the original Teutons. TheTeutons had been in Northern Germany and Denmark and where adsorbed by the Anglo-Saxons. These have been traced to the Khazars who in turn were identified with theTen Lost Tribes of Israel.
Gad and the sons of Dan knew each other in Sweden. Danites of Dan moved from Sweden and settled in Denmark. Sweden was formed when the kingdom of Swedish Goths united with Svea, who was known to the latin Romans as Suiones. Tacitus the Historian said the States of the Suiones are right out in the Sea. They are powerful not only in arms and men but also in fleets. The name Suiones is similar to the Hebrew Shuni theThird son of Gad. The union of Gad and Dan in the Bible times shows them to be close neighbors and was repeated in the Gauti and Dauni that lived on the Baltic Coast.
The Goths dominated the region of Scythia, north of the Black Sea, and here the rivers were named after Dan; such as the Don, Danapier, Danaster, and the Danube which bear witness to the presence of Dan with Gad. The historian Strabo says that the Danube was known to have received its name from the Scyths. The Aorsi from the North of the Caspian Sea were neighbors to the Undini, whose name means the Dons or Dans. This is typical among the Goths or Scythian clans.
Dan and the sons of Gad, the Arodi and the Areli of Norway and of Sweden are linked with Dan of Denmark. They were ruled at one time by the Hread-Goths or Hrodgoths who may have been related to the Hadrudi. The Hadrudi from Denmark migrated to Hordaland in Norway in the 200s and 300s CE. The Herules are famous as a fierce energetic and knowledgeable people. More than any other group they are considered to have been masters of the semi-secret Runic Script. Runes in its early stages were especially associated with the Goths civilization which was reasonably cultered despite hostile surrounding. Runic letters originated in the Middle East and are derived mostly from the Hebrew script. Both the Harudi and the Eruli are related to the sons of Gad. Harudi was from Arodi of Gad and Erudi was from Areli another son of Gad, Numbers 26:17.
The sons of Gad were represented in Tribal groups which were partly associated with the Gothic nation. Most of these people can be found in Sweden. Ziphion was found in Thaifali, who were Gothic allies. Haggi appears in the Chauci and amongst the Hugi Franks and the Hocings of England, and the Yinglings of Sweden. Eri (Geri) was represented by Grani and Greoting of Sweden and the Goths; Shuni (Suori) were the Suiones of Sweden, Arodi by the Hreadgoths and Herudi; and the Areli by the Eruli or Herules. Ezbon (Etsbon), Genesis 46:16, fathered the Hasdingas who were a branch of the Vandals, who marched with the Goths and had the same dialect. and customs. A branch of the Hastingas participated in the Anglo-Saxon invasion of Britain, were they were known as the Hastings.
Ezbon was also called Ozni, Numbers 26:1. His name is found in that of Osnabruch which is found in West Germany but was once in Frankish Territory. The name Etsbon is recognized as the Bastarnae and Hadingas. The Bastarnae seems to have disappeared into France. They were once allied with the Goths as Galatians. The appellation of Galatian comes from the Hebrew Galladi or Gilead the name of the grandson of Manasseh, who's territory in the Land of Israel merged with Gad with territories east of the Jordan River with Rueben and half the Tribe of Manasseh.
Haggi was the father of Hugo and can be identified with the Huguenots, the Calvinist Protestants of France. The name Huguenots is derived from the legendary king named Hugon. Hugon was the life source of the name Huguenots from Haggi son of Gad. They were persecuted for their Protestant religious beliefs by the Roman Catholic Church. They fled from France in 1685 to Prussia, Holland, Britain,Switzerland, North America and South Africa.
Many Goths or Huguenots migrated to Mecklenburg, Prussia which had once been a Gothic Center and from there migrated to the United States of America from 1850 to 1890. over 146,000 people from Mecklenburg immigrated to the United States because they were dissatisfied with the social order and living conditions in Prussia and France, These emingrants represented the remnant of the Goths of Israel, who finally separated themselves from non-Israelite brethren. This same principle applies to the rest of Europe when over 7 million people left Germany, though some may have remained.
Jacob the Patriarch of Israel said of Gad: "A troop overcame him; but he shall overcome at the last, Genesis 49:19. this prophecy happened when the Huns over came them and made them participate in the Western invasion of Europe. on the death of Attila the Hun there was a revolt by the Goths and their Gepid kin which Destroyed the Hun Domination.
Moses prophecy about Gad says:Blessed be he that enlarged Gad; he shall dwell as lion, and teareth the arm with the crown the head. And he provided the first part himself, because there in is a portion of the Law Giver, was he seated; and he came with the heads of the people, he executed the justice of the Lord, and his judgments in Israel. Gad would be numerous and divided into many groups but would maintain some form of contact and action with one another. Remember Goth is another form of Hebrew for Gad. Accordingly the animal symbol for Gad was a kid or sheep or goat. The Goths of History interpreted their name to mean "People of God". They were identified as part of the Lost Ten Tribes of Israel.
Historically the Tribe of Gad or the Goths and their clans were shown as being present in both the Scythian areas and in Scandnavia. they disappeared from Scyrhia but they are a recognized entity through their descendants who remained in Scandnavia. The migratory connection between Scythia and Scandinavia reflected in the Mythology of Odin that relates how people from the Don River area in Southern Russia migrated to Scandinavia.
Gad and his neighbor Rueben were exiled together. There is an overlapping between groups identified as Gad and Rueben. Rueben appears to have been dominated by the Franks in the Federation of Western European History. Apart from Scandnavia the second most important part of Gothic settlements seems to have been in Southern France in the region surrounding Narbonne, and its providence was known as "Gothia", here to the Franks of Rueben adjoined their brethren the Tribe of Gad or the Goths
Once again thanks to Yair Davidiy and the British-Israel World Federation and E. Raymond Capt, we can know the wear-abouts of the Lost Ten Tribes of Israel. Details can mean a lot in recognizing who they are today. There are tons of dtails but it still seems as if it is the responsibilitiy of the Chuches and their leaders to tell their members who they are..Most do not but God will soon send Jesus Christ to make it plain to us all who they are. At first he will redeem a small remnant of them, about ten percent of them when he does return, Jeremiah 30:7-9, Romans 9:27-33. Then Jesus will resurrect the rest of them at the White Throne Judgment, Revelation 20:11. Then most of them will be saved, Romans 11:26.
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