Missing Links Discovered


by  E. Raymond Capt    Printed  2006

The tribe of Dan leave Israel :-

A migration by sea is indicated when the King of Canaan afflicted Israel while Dan abode in ships and Asher in his seaports. Judges 5:17    Apparently most of the tribe of Dan must have left Israel prior to the time of Jeroboam 11, 1 Chronicles 5v 17-26, which would account for them not appearing in this genealogy.

One early Irish history links the Danaan or Tuatha de Danaan

(people of God)  as coming to Ulster as sea warriors and later historians trace part of the tribe of Dan to Ireland as early as the 12th century B. C.  This would have been after the Exodus.

But the Dan’s were not the first Hebrews into Ireland.  Calcol of 1 Chronicles 2:6 and 1Kings 4v31, was the founder of the ancient Royal dynasty in Ulster.   He and his brother Darda (the founder of Troy), both migrated from Egypt before the Exodus.    They were sons of Zarah, one of the twin sons of Judah.   Zarah means “to scatter” and the history of his descendants justifies the claim that he was named with prophetic intention.

Historical records tell of the westward migration of Calcol and his descendants along the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, establishing “Iberian” (Hebrew) trading settlements.  One such was called Zarah-gossa – meaning the stronghold of Zarah, in the Ebro valley of Spain, now called Saragossa.   

From Spain, they continued westward as far as Ireland, which they called Iberne, subsequently latinised to Hibernia, a name that still adheres to Ireland.

At Totnes on the river Dart, 12 miles inland from Torbay is an ancient stone that commemorates the arrival of the Israelite prince, Brutus to Britain.  Welsh records state that they welcomed Brutus and his company as brethren and proclaimed him King.  Brutus’s name heads the roll of all the genealogies of the British Kings.

Assyrian records :-

From the annals of King Tiglath-pileser 111 it is recorded that he captured the tribes of Reuben, Gad, Manasseh, Asher, Issachar, and Zebulun and distributed them on the borders of Assyria.

They built towns there and deportations by King Shalmaneser and King Sargon came later.   The areas where the captive Israelites settled are now modern Aleppo and Kurdistan in Iran and Turkey.   

The Assyrian king’s library was found in Nineveh in 1850.  The clay tablets record the Hebrew conquest and resettlement, but most significantly, the Assyrian names for these people.  

The Assyrian’s at this time used the term “House of Omri “for the Israelites, pronounced Beth Khumri.  This evolved into “ Gimira “ and finally Cimmerians.

The name Ïskuza is also used in conjunction with Gimira in referring to the Israelites and Iskuza can easily be deduced from Issac as the Israelites called themselves the Beth Isaac.

It is accepted by modern historians that the Iskuza were called Sacae by the Greeks and Sakka by the Persians. Heroditas tells us that the Sacae were called in his time the Scythians.  

The Behistun rock inscriptions, in modern Iran, are the records of the reign of King Darius. They are in 3 languages and the Israelites are referred to as Gimiri, Iskuza and Sakka respectively.

It can now be truly said archaeology has solved two great mysteries, both occurring at the same time in history- one, what happened to the thousands of Israelites that disappeared Into Assyrian captivity and two, where did the thousands of Sythians and Cimmerians come from?

Historical accounts agree that the Cimmerians were in the areas south and west of the Black sea until they, and the Scythians expanded further westward.   One branch migrated into the Low Countries. The Romans called these people “Cimbri”.

 After entering Europe, the greater part of the Cimmerians moved up the Danube, through Hungary and Austria, into southern Germany and France where they became known to the Greeks as Celts and the Romans as Gauls.    

In the 4th century BC, when the Celtic tribes invaded northern Italy, archaeological evidence can be backed up by the observations of Greek and Latin writers.  Many references speak of the Cimbri as Celtic or Gauls.

By the end of the 3rd century, the Celts and Gauls had spread out over Europe, as far as Brittany.   A little later, about 280 BC, a group of Gauls came back to Asia Minor into what is now Turkey, and settled in the area known as Galatia in New Testament times.  St Paul could easily converse with them as they were Israelites.   As the Celts and Gauls expanded over Europe and into Britain, they created individual communities, speaking the language, Gaelic.

Ireland was called by the Celtic inhabitants – Hibernia – the land of the Hebrews in Gaelic.   However ancient historians also use the name Scotia. This name is derived from Scota, a daughter of Pharaoh Nectanebo. It was her son, Eochaidh (Heremon) who married Tea Tephi (the tender twig) the daughter of King Zedekiah, the founders of the Irish and Scottish Royal dynasty.

The Scots, under King Fergus11 invaded what is now Scotland in 403 AD and eventually set up King Kenneth MacAlpin in 848 AD.  The Saxons (Issac’s sons) came to Britain after the withdrawal of the Roman garrisons, between 450 to 600 AD.

At this time there were, in Norway and Sweden, the Viking peoples of Scythian origin.  They came to the British Isles firstly for plunder, and then in 835 AD they settled in Dublin and later in other parts of Britian.  Another group settled in Normandy (North mans land) and they conquered England in 1066 AD.

In considering the many conquests of Britian – Saxons, Vikings, and Normans, one might imagine that that the resulting population, including the Celtic peoples, would have produced a mongrel breed of several races, This is not the case as they are all descended from the same stock, namely Israelites.


While Greek, Latin and other various words have contributed to the English language, over 75% of English words come from Hebrew words or their roots.  In particular the Gaelic and Hebrew languages are very closely related.


A study of the heraldic emblems of Britain, Ireland, France, Norway, Sweden, Denmark the Netherlands and the United States of America, show that they are identical with those of ancient Israel. These were in use by our Celtic – Saxon ancestors.

It is remarkable that, with all the definite and positive assurances in the Bible as to Israel’s continuance for ever as a nation, Bible preachers and scholars have been content to let them either fade away or call the Church the New Israel.

There is, however an explanation – it is Gods will and purpose to hide them.  While the Jews (of the House of Judah) occupied the stage and even called themselves Israel, God could work unhindered with and in “Lost Israel” until He has finished His predetermined work without them knowing their true identity.

The restoration of Israel is one of the grand objects which God will surely bring about for the enhancement of His glory, the fulfilment of which will give the final answer as to the apparent failure of that purpose for which He first created them.

There are 12 references to historical works which all support the fact of the Hebrew migrations throughout the ages.

 King James of Scotland and England 1603-25 AD, claimed that the Lord had made him the King of Israel and his coins are inscribed “I will make of them one nation” Ezekiel 37:22.