ITS ORIGIN AND ITS DESTINY
SERIES I NO. 4 SEPTEMBER 23, 1891
THE SECRET OF HISTORY
HOW EMPIRE TOOK ITS WESTWARD WAY
THE KINGS DAUGHTERS...OR...THE FLIGHT OF DAVID'S LINE
'THE FLIGHT....SURELY THE ISLES SHALL WAIT FOR ME,
AND THE SHIPS OF TARSHISH FIRST, TO BRING THY SONS FROM AFAR, THEIR SILVER AND THEIR GOLD WITH THEM UNTO THE NAME OF THE LORD THY GOD, AND TO THE HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL, BECAUSE HE HATH GLORIFIED THEE; (ISAIAH 60:9)
AND THEIR SEED SHALL BE KNOWN AMONG THE NATIONS, AND THEIR OFFSPRING AMONG THE PEOPLE; ALL THAT SEE THEM SHALL ACKNOWLEDGE THEM, THAT THEY ARE THE SEED WHICH THE LORD HATH BLESSED: (ISAIAH 61:9)
C. A. L. TOTTEN U.S.A.
Report by by Ella Rose Mast, of Col. Totten' Book
Series I.....No. 4 Published in 1891
INTRODUCTION: When we consider our subject....THE SECRET OF HISTORY...how Empire took its Westward way....The KINGS Daughters...always we are faced with the fact that there is a RACE to be considered. If we are of merely Gentile Origin, what right would we have upon the basis of the Bible, to expect a literal inheritance in Lands which by virtue of God's Unconditional Oath to Abram pertains unto his seed alone?
This is answered upon spiritual grounds, as being children of the same faith, and of the second covenant. But this claim is not only unwarranted by scripture and unduly arrogant by its violates of the scriptures, and taxes credulity itself in its effort to maintain a logical foundation. We may be confident however that all our spiritual claims are merely grafted into literal ones which run back to Abraham, for we are sons of Adam in the flesh.
In Series I No. 3, we had traced the Royal Remnant out of old Judea and into Egypt. Now we pick up our story as Jeremiah installs his small group in a home in Egypt where the Pharaoh welcomes them heartily. The group was treated with marked consideration because the Pharaoh was the implacable enemy of Babylon. Remember that Yahweh told this group not to go into Egypt, but they went anyway and took the Royal Remnant with them. Here in Egypt these with the Royal Remnant were soon initiated into all the mysterious idolatries of their ancient house of bondage. They were taught to burn incense to the Queen of Heaven, and soon filled themselves from Egypt' flesh pots to satiety. Jeremiah was insistent in his warnings that if they were reconciled to remain in this land they would die with the sword, or be carried in chains to Babylon, or at any rate they were never again to see the land of Judah. Pharaoh had directed that Jeremiah and his special party should be quartered at his own Palace, or in the Palace at Taphanhes (that is they were then under political surveillance) and there they dwelt as long as they remained in Egypt, a distinct and separate group. There were Jeremiah, his daughter Hamutal, Baruch, Ebed Melech, the Kings daughters, and a chosen few whom God had purposely reserved for work elsewhere, which was yet to come. And of this remnant the contrasted prophecies are equally as pointed as are those directed at the other disobedient section of the refugees.
They only were to 'escape'...only a Remnant, small in number...was to escape the sword, and return out of the land of Egypt into the land of Judah (Jeremiah 44:28), and they not being under the ban of adverse conditions were 'to be built, not pulled down, and planted not plucked up'. Moreover Jeremiah still their leader was to superintend this work. (Jeremiah 1:10) But a long period of time, comparatively speaking, was yet to intervene ere the final eastern chapter of this Romance was to be completed, and in the meantime the major part of this Judah colony, who were settled at Daphne near by the Citadel, gradually fell into the worship of Astarte. The exodus out of Palestine must have been very complete because 5 years after the destruction of Jerusalem when Nebuzar-adan came back to the land to punish it for not sending tribute, and to wreak vengeance upon the Ammonites for aiding and abetting, Ishmael, he found Palestine so empty that there were only about 754 Judeans in the whole land.
Time passed and the Egyptian Pharaoh was busy with wars as well as was also the Babylon King. But the cup of Egypt was also full, and the iniquity of Johanan's group was found to like the pleasure of Egypt's flesh pots, until their cup was also overflowing. At this juncture and in anticipation of what was now soon to follow, Jeremiah went to the New Years feast 566 B.C., and the incident related in his chapter 44 took place. This was the prophet's last appearance upon the written page of Eastern History. He returned at once to the Palace of Taphanhes, and prepared for his own secret exodus; for he must have known that the better part of his original commission was now about to materialize.
At length, and only at the rate at which news could travel in that early day, the facts of Nebuchadnezzar's success at Tyre, portending an immediate transfer of his long delayed attention to Egypt, and of the utter failure of Hophra's Lybian expedition arrived together, and in the quickly succeeding confusion, incident upon the actual arrival of the Babylonians, and the internecine rebellion of Ahem, the book of Jeremiah ends, and the prophet himself, and his chosen favored remnant disappears.
As Jeremiah had predicted the Egyptian Pharaoh...Hopra...was slain by the Egyptians themselves, and the Babylonians came to Egypt and took captive those Hebrews that were there, and led them away to Babylon. Josephus was to say:..and such was the end of the nation of the Hebrews, as it has been delivered down to us.' But the question now is, what became of the small number who escaped? (Jeremiah 44:14) Why have our historians so little faith in God's Eternal word that they have made no worthy effort to let light in upon this enigma?
The prophecies against the disobedient section of Judah were fulfilled to the limit so do you suppose, that God failed to call out of Misraim those few he had chosen, and who had rallied around the 'Daughters of his people?' Here in Egyptian darkness, the little Royal Remnant, who so signally were saved from every previous harm by HIM who keepth Israel, had disappeared as utterly, from eastern, secular, and sacred history, as Israel herself had done a century before.
There is no doubt of the history of this Royal Remnant down to the Palace of Taphanhes, but this is literally the 'Palace of Silence'. Some maintain that Jeremiah was slain in Egypt by the Hebrews themselves, or by Pharaoh because of his prophecies. But..no..forever no; because his life was sworn to him as safe wherever he should be led, as was that of Simon Baruch his scribe, and that of Ebed-Melech his friend, and those of the 'Kings Daughters', his beloved wards, and those of all who were his Royal Remnant...Wards of Heaven, by God's repeated Oath.
Is it not astonishing then that those who preach and those who trust in the integrity of God, and those who read and muse upon the Bible promises, should persist in either spiritualizing them away, or else in considering it to be of little consequence where Jeremiah went after he left Taphanhes? In what 'unknown country' he thereafter 'built and planted', and where the descendants of this favored remnant of Judah now are, as well as where the 'seed of David' saved in these 'Kings Daughters' still maintain the 'perpetual scepter' of Judah over 'Israel's Kingdom', they do not even consider???
Only the half of Jeremiah's life mission had thus far been accomplished, and this had been the dismal half; it now remained for him to realize the better and final part. From birth he had been chosen as God's special prophet to the nations, and the task assigned him had been double from the start.
He was commissioned as a prophet, in a manner remarkably more formal, than was any other the other member of the sacred college, and this commission which therefore merits special study was as follows:..'See I have this day set thee over the nations and over the kingdoms. To root out and to pull down, and to destroy and to throw down: To BUILD AND TO PLANT.'(Jeremiah 1:10) In the prosecution of the first part of this task Jeremiah had lived to see four successors of Josiah come to naught. Truly he had lived to see the prophecies come true, but was his life work therefore ended? Had he grown weary with his burdens, and so lamented himself into despair, that he gave up or shirked or disbelieved the rest? I think not...for Jeremiah was the Custodian of the 'Ark of the covenant', the 'title deeds of Palestine', the Scepter of David, the Royal seed of Jesse, and to enumerate no more, 'The Stone of Israel.' Had God at last abandoned these? Not if he really meant to keep his Covenant of Salt'. Not if he planned to plant and to build the throne of David upon soil which ever since has lain secure, and well beyond the 'Ultimate Rule of Nations' dominance. Was the story of Tea Tephi, Zedekiah's lovely daughter, at a miserable end? Of course not...if she is indeed 'the Virgin Daughter of Zion', and the heroine of God's own Romance. If there was ample room for 'Israel' to wander in and lose herself, there surely was for Bethel and its little colony, some spot where God could hide its small and tender vine. There is the most positive scriptural foundation for the building and planting of David's rescued Scepter beyond the remotest reach of the nations of the unknown world. The one who was to be entrusted with this accomplishment, was well fitted for the task. Jeremiah was an unswerving minister of God, a statesman of wide international experience, a cabinet officer whose acquaintance with affairs spanned the reigns of 5 successive rulers in his native land. A prophet fully imbued with the spirit of such a mission, and consistently educated for it from his very birth. No Prime Minister before him, and certainly none since, has held the destiny of David's seed, and Judah's Scepter, so completely in his keeping.
Therefore, with a compact and faithful body of interested adherents, with a wealth of inestimable treasures prepared, and situated so as to be ready for his instant use, and without any danger of detection or molestation in securing them, believe that he took advantage of the fall of Egypt to escape therefrom, exactly as 'Israel' had already done in Media, when the Assyrian Empire fell with the Scepter of Sennacherib, and we can both trace his course and point out his resting place. Many doctors of philosophy have written volumes about Jeremiah, and how he couldn't possibly have fulfilled the prophecies. One in particular who calls himself Reverend M.A.D.D., and is the 'Oriel professor of the Interpretation of the Holy Scriptures at Oxford, as well as a 'canon' of the church. There was nothing reverent in the method of handling the inspiration of the scriptures. He writes a series of 'Men of the Bible', and his writing reeks of what is known as 'Higher Criticism', which seeks to apologize for 'Moses and the Prophets'. There is no faith in this volume and never were the 'Men of the Bible' so betrayed before. But the integrity of the Bible does not need the bricks of Babylon beneath its living Rock foundation to satisfy the hearts of 'Israel'.
It cannot be 'the God of Israel', whom the 'higher critics' preach unto us, but some inconsistent fiction of their own diseased imaginations; and they fail to see that the more they define the 'articles' of their belief, the farther from them do all sane and honest men withdraw.
The God of Ancient and of Modern Israel is HE who 'hath weighed the world in balance,' nor hath he failed to weigh the words of his servants and prophets.' 'By measure hath he measured the times and by number hath he numbered the times; and he doth not move nor stir them, until the said measure be fulfilled.' (II Esdras 4:37)
The Saviour himself has set the standard of 'Interpretation' and has defined the true object of literal fulfillment far to plainly for us to dull our ears at the dictum of a lesser teacher. 'Now I tell you before it comes, so that, when it comes to pass, ye may believe that...I AM HE', (John 13:19) and Second Peter, chapter one and verse 21 assures us that 'prophecy came not by the will of man; but holy men of God spake as they moved by the Holy Spirit'. Test therefore O Israel the definitions of a so-called 'Higher criticism' and beware of their 'leaven' of doctrine lest the whole lump be soured with the hopelessness of unbelief, which is infidelity.
There is but One Gospel delivered for all unto the Saints,...The New Testament, founded upon the old, as they themselves understood it, and if any one proclaim any other gospel than that sent out to the..LOST SHEEP of the house of ISRAEL, by HIS Disciples, 'let him be accursed.' In the face of this we accept Paul rather than Oxford, and with Paul all that his Brother Benjaminites have brought unto us.
AN ISRAELITE INDEED:
Turning to the writings of Cunningham Geikie...The scriptures in the light of Modern Discovery and Knowledge, the Dean of St. Mary Magdalene, Barnstable, Devon, we find an Israelite indeed, a man who harmonizes the scriptures with history where as Dr. Cheyne's pen so willfully betrayed it.
As to the old city of Jerusalem as it fell in the siege it appears that Babylon did not give the city up to pillage, as was the custom in other instances. In his writings, Nebuchadnezzar was busy bringing down the city of Tyre, and in this interval the Egyptian ruler feeling a great elation in his victories, was appealed to by Lybian shore tribes for protection, and in his vanity the Egyptian ruler undertook their deliverance. It was probably at this very juncture that Jeremiah uttered his famous denunciation of Egypt, and foretold the destruction of Egypt. The fulfillment immediately followed, and the Babylonians under the command of Nebuzar-dan then arrived at the Egyptian frontier. This brought about a revolt among not only the Egyptian people but the army as well, and finally the Pharaoh was killed. In the British Museum is a clay tablet preserving the coming to Egypt of Nebuchadnezzar's men to make war and show the accuracy of Jeremiah and Ezekiel’s prophecies which the critics disallow.
THE FACTS IN THE CASE
The safety of the prophet and of his special 'Remnant' was guaranteed by YAHWEH. And We hear HIM say:...Verily it shall be well with thy Remnant; verily I will cause the enemy to entreat thee will in the time of evil, and in the time of affliction. This cannot refer to the incidents confined to Palestine, and which we have already reviewed. The promise goes on to state:..'And I will make thee to pass with thine enemies into a land thou knowest not:'...Nor can we in this case be satisfied with Egypt because next to Judea, the land of Egypt was known best, particularly in the days of Nebuchadnezzar.
The LORD continues:...'If thou shalt return then will I bring thee again, and thou shalt stand before me; and if thou take forth the precious from the vile', (conduct the chosen remnant to their safe retreat) 'Thou shalt be as my mouth. Let them return to thee. But return not thou unto them. And I will make thee unto this people a fenced brazen wall; and they shall fight against thee, but they shall not prevail against thee. For I am with thee to Save thee, and to Deliver thee, saith the LORD. And I will deliver thee out of the hands of the wicked (Johanan) and I will redeem thee out of the hand of the terrible.' As long as men are urged to place their faith in the promise of personal salvation held out in the name of this same YAHWEH, then we the 'faithful' maintain that Jeremiah and the Remnant were by no means forgotten in their day of need. We have no idea of giving up this position and will if need be, 'Cover it' with our dead bodies, and defend it with our liberated souls.
In 1886 Mr. E. Flinders Petrie in his recent exploration in the Delta unearthed at Taphanhes the identical Palace where the Royal Remnant of Judah resided while in Egypt, and it now appears that the mound which covered the ruins has always been connected by the Arabs, with the missing daughters of Zedekiah. Mr. Petrie found coins and pottery dating to the time of Jeremiah's known era. And in the court yard he laid bare the very pavement upon which Nebuchadnezzar must have spread his Royal Pavilion while his army was in camp at Daphne. In the meantime the very blocks originally hidden by Jeremiah 'in the brick kiln which was before Pharaoh's house in Taphanhes', and used by him as 'memorial and foundation stones' for his throne, have also come to light, having previously been found by the Arabs beneath the pavement itself, where they were undoubtedly concealed by Nebuchadnezzar' order.
Thus another mystery is uncovered, and by archaeology and we see how the trail of the Remnant moves into that of the 'Race', and the reason of our 'Royalty' is manifest.
The first evening of his arrival at the site, Mr. Petrie says that he heard that this place was known as 'The Palace of the Hebrew Daughters'. Mr. Petrie divined at once that this 'Taphanhes, was where Jeremiah and his wards found refuge in the days of Hophra.'
The elder Petrie was fumbling among the ruins of Tara, but the people of this land were not ready to appreciate the greatness of a discovery there. The Elder Petrie was blind to the Rock whence he was truly hewn, while the younger Petrie knew instantly he had found the dwelling of the Hebrew Daughters, and Jeremiah as they dwelt in Egypt.
Thus the ancient Castle had been found, but the Princess of our tale, with all her retinue, had vanished. But the 'slipper' is now in our hands and we will look for the owner in the lands of the west.
Here at Taphanhes we must tarry a while to fix the date for the departure from 'The Palace of Flight'. Through the dating of pottery found at Taphanhes we come up with the date of 566 B.C., as the date of destruction of Taphanhes. The beginning of the reign of Amasis was the end of that of Hophra. This marks the fall of Tyre, and at this time come Nebuchadnezzar to Egypt, and Jeremiah and the Royal Remnant disappear. (Mr. Petrie was led to his explorations in Egypt by the previous labors of Piazzi Smyth, and the interest of his followers in Pyramidology.) Mr. Petrie tells of another interesting find which had antedated even his at Taphanhes, but which was connected with this place. The discovery fell into Arab hands. A native sold to the Bulak Museum 3 cylinders of 'terra cotta'...bearing an inscription of Nebuchadnezzar, an ordinary text referring to his construction in Babylon, such as would be used for foundation material. These were said to come from the Isthmus of Suez; and they apparently belonged to some place where Nebuchadnezzar had 'set up' his throne, and spread his royal pavilion. It is within easy bounds of possibility for future events and collateral discoveries to establish the identity of these very 'terra cotta'....'Memorial Stones' with the great ones which Jeremiah was charged to take in his hand and hide on the clay of the brick kiln which was in the entry of Pharaoh's house in Taphanhes. (Jeremiah 43:9) They, no doubt, were tabula rosa, and were probably placed there to be discovered by Nebuchadnezzar, ere, he could set his throne upon them (vs: 10), and thereafter to be duly engraved by his order as 'Memorials', and they concealed, by the Babylonian King himself beneath the pavement over which his royal pavilion had been spread. It is the Secret of History that ever questions man's most fervent interest, and 'to search it' out is honor for the king. There are many names for this house of Tephi...Defeh, Tahpnae, Taphpanhes, but I will offer a further suggestion:...Ben-nu, the 'Phoenix' was the name of NU of the fourteenth none (Ta-Bennut), and it is quite possible that there was a Ta ha bennu Daphne, (The House of Phoenix) in the desert portion of the Nome. To distinguish it from the HA bennu of Heliopolis it may have sometimes been called:.Ta ha bennu her set...The House of the Phoenix in the desert...Ta Hapanhes.
The fact is we do not escape the deep suggestiveness of the signification in any of its forms. Take for instance this latest one..The house of the PHOENIX..notable Egyptian emblem of resurrection. The literal funeral pyre through which the eternal scepter of Judah passed...to new life in the west was thus the burning Palace of Ta ha Phoenix, and behold the teaching of the famous fable itself fully realized, and the myth repeated in a FACT.
In Cruden's concordance we find the meaning of the word in its original language, to be "Secret Temptations hidden flight..covered Standard: and that of Tapheneh’s to be standard flight, temptation, secret. But since there is still controversy over the true derivation, and significance of the name of this Palace is yet to be settled, we submit a new suggestion; that it was simply Beth Tephi, 'The House of Taphah', and that no matter what may have been anticipated in the phonetic fitness of its Egyptian name, it derived a new and henceforth truer meaning, both to Ishmael, and to Israel, from the refuge it afforded one who fled to it from Beth Taphah, and from it, in due time to Tea-Mor!
THE KING'S DAUGHTERS
Jeremiah is the connecting link between two widely separated Hebrew dispensations. His continued identity after leaving Egypt is their sole connecting link, and its recovery is essential to the further and satisfactory prosecution of the Bible story. Constrained to go down into Egypt against his will, and having openly denounced those who had fallen away from the God of Israel to Astarte. Thus the prophet and his small remnant were ostracized by the majority of the Judahites who dwelt in Egypt. No doubt Jeremiah planned their next moves, and remember that Nebuchadnezzar was friendly to Jeremiah. We must remember that in those days the world was not bound by rails, or wired by telegraph, and that the seas had not succumbed to steam.
In those days a barge, quietly laden at Tanais close at hand, and loosed from her moorings with so small a band of refugees, would have been lost save to its own crew, as soon as it cleared the harbor's mouth. And with the God of Israel for a pilot on that secret mission, we may be confident the voyage was managed with consummate skill.
THE FAR TOO PATENT FACT OF MODERN STUDY OF THE BIBLE IS THAT WE ARE WONT TO LEAVE THE PILOT OUT! Jeremiah was to 'Build' and to 'Plant' and there is sufficient Eastern data to establish the fact that Jeremiah himself anticipated this task, and prepared for it, and that certain treasures essential to the authority and furtherance of his yet future undertakings in the west, and that as he was taken to Egypt he was still under the protection of Divine Province. Thus from Tanais night to Taphanhes the Remnant party left Egypt, as the Palace of their Egyptian stay was in flames, and they vanished from this land of Astarte in to a chartered craft. They returned to Joppa to collect the Sacred Treasures which had been hidden there, and the land being empty was a great help to them. Then with the precious freight stored safely away they left the port once famous to the ships of Dan,
and they saw the last of Zions vine-clad hills as they turned to follow the descending orb.
Not without tears, we may be sure, for what was once so great...nor without faith that it would rise again and hear Messiah speak, nor yet all hopeless, peering thru the veil of years that dimmed their own expectation, the ship sped westward, and was soon alone upon the waves.
But like as once before, when out of Dragon's toils the Ark of God moved self-directed to its place of rest. The voyage was prosperous and without precedent, so that the crew were fain to marvel as even the blue waters of the Mediterranean seemed to urge the vessel on toward her haven.
'Certainly these are no common passengers', was their whispered comment, as the vessel sped with Unchanged Canvas to the very Ocean-gate that shuts the 'Mare clausum' from beyond. 'But whiter are we going?' It is but human to desire to know, and God does not leave men so wholly in the dark but that some could peer ahead through way-marks set among the scroll of prophecy, and discern if but dimly, the place HE had set apart since David's day. From legends we have been told of this westward flight and its final resting place but let us for a moment go back and join this little group on this westward bound vessel. For seated in a close circle upon the vessel's afterdeck are all our friends,...and they form indeed 'A Royal Remnant'. Six of them we already know, Baruch and Scota, for they are now married, Tea Tephi, Ebed-Melech, and Jeremiah himself, are the central figures of the group, while Hamutal, the Prophets daughter, now a handsome and Queenly woman is as easily recognized. Near to her sits the second daughter of Zedekiah, her grandmother's pet, and namesake, and in addition to these, one other, also a woman, and apparently of high Degree. This swells the little band of wanderers to the same mystic number...eight...as sailed away upon the earlier Ark.
Now: relief is apparent on every countenance, and bears perfect evidence that hope alone is dwelling in their hearts. The bracing air of spring and of a prosperous voyage upon the Mediterranean, has effected a wondrous change in the blanched cheek of the three sisters.
The picked crew of skilled sailors form another knot around the loftier prow, and everything about them and their craft, betokens a western origin, with the Phoenician stamp of all the surrounding most easy to discern. 'Tyrian in her remote similitudes, and engaged in the trade of western Tarshish whither she is homeward bound,' is our natural conclusion as to the ship herself, 'a stranger in these eastern waters', but stanch and of superior tonnage certainly, and well laden with the results of a successful traffic.
Among our friends the converse is at perfect ease, and as we draw near them in spirit the first sentence that we catch tells somewhat of its drift. 'No Scota, I have closed the last scroll of Lamentations', this is Jeremiah speaking in reply to something his eldest daughter has said, and his tones are no longer filled with tears, his patriarchal mien imbued with all the bearing of a statesman confident that now his mission has at length begun. 'Nor Will', continues the Prophet, 'The Spirit move me ever more in that sad strain. We have far different labor now before us which will inspire the Paeans of Deliverance, and already doth my heart lift up into another life.' 'Oh! Yes, and even I have seen the change come o'er thee, in the crowded months that dates our escape from Egypt,' exclaims Tephi breaking into the conversation. 'Indeed', she continues, 'I saw it first come over thy countenance that day in Egypt when dear old Ebed startled us with the news of Hophra's sudden and untimely end. Nor could I understand it, for the news so moved me with new dread of coming woes. Explain I pray thee, how it was for Pharaoh seemed not at all to blame for errors of Johanan, and certainly he was most kind to us.' 'Yes,' replied the prophet, 'Thou art right, but you must understand..that news..had long been promised as a sign' and I was weary with delay. The sin of Judah and Johanan certainly had aught to do with Hophra's fall, but the latter was inevitable from causes purely internal to Egypt and her factions. The Spirit had led me to predict this fall, and urged me to prepare for it in haste. It was relief thou noticed at our release from bondage, for at my age the very days have value, child.'
As the group of listeners settled close to catch the discourse, the Seer continued:..'You will recall, my friends, the ministry of all my life, how many thrones I had tore down, destroyed, and seen hewn to the ground,.... Josiah's and Jehoahaz', Jehoiakim's, Jehoiachins, and lastly thy poor father's Scota: and remember, that through out these years, whose full duration even I was not permitted to foreknow. I waited for the springtime, and I yearned 'to plant'. With each new reign I fancied the day had come. But on the morrow after every downfall, the voice of Lamentations alone came to me, portending only further rootings up. Then the final scenes in Palestine, I mean the incidents which led up to the flight to Egypt seemed the culminating sorrow of my life. I had believed that the 'Planting' would be then and there, and in the quiet that succeeded Babylon's departure all my preparations were toward that end. But our sudden loss of Gedaliah, and bold Ishmael's craft, wrecked every hope of such a 'planting', and when by force Johanan took us up to Egypt and separated us from treasures so essential to my mission...the ordinances of YAHWEH were indeed inscrutable.' 'Finally, this long delay in Egypt, not at all foreseen, even after I had recovered hope and heard of Babylon's success at Tyre, weighed me almost to the last straw, and made Lamentations my familiar mood. But from the day The Spirit bade me utter them, I came to see that we must leave the face of all this. Lamentations were the strain of all I uttered in the east, and will go down into the latter Hebrew times as but the broken and disrupted story of my life.' 'Who, pray can know the whole of Providence even though himself a seer? And if I so plainly failed to see the object of that constant wreck of thrones, how will those who knowing not ever that we escaped, how will their descendants, discern the sequence of events God hides from them from the start?' 'The mystery shall not be fully cleared away, save unto us so few in number who are fleeing now,...until the very end of days. Then shall it dawn on 'Israel', reawakened, and gathered unto us..to our descendants...for the mountain of the height of Judah's might must find its earthly Empire in the West, and those who wish to view the vista from its summit must go thither, for the mountain cannot come to them.' 'Verily, I myself was often bidden by the Spirit to proclaim God's word unto the North, the very land of Israel's espousal (Jeremiah 3:12-14) and so The Spirit spake unto Ezekiel (11:16) and to Hosea (2:6-7) and I think, that, even like myself, my brothers of the Ollam school by no means comprehended what they uttered, except perhaps Isaiah, the founder of the Upper Collage of the Prophets, perceived the whole philosophy of Israel's history. Indeed, I judge now that he did, and that he was looking toward the end. But for me, the most of what I uttered was so dimly set for future acts that I failed to see that some of it was actually moving on the distant scenes of history then, and was preparing for our sudden entrance there to complement their role.'
'The true significance of what one labors at, and is prepared by Providential circumstances to control, is not revealed until the fullness of its time, else it would thwart the very end in view.' 'This is true in all degrees of life, and so, that the very Seer may find amazement in the way the Spirit's words come true.' 'I now see that this 'Planting', even from its first plain intimation through Nathan, to the Prophet King, was ordained of God to be carried out in lands far west, and north of Palestine. It was a transplanting in face and in the scenes of one of its grandest chapters, behold, ye are yourselves the main actors.' 'Moreover the opened eye of faith, and none other can discern the light, can also read the original promise hidden in the parting words of Moses, (Exodus 15:17 and Deuteronomy 34) or even earlier in great Jacob's blessings (Genesis: chapters 48 and 49) unto all the tribes, whose Ultimate destinies still lie covered in YAHWEH'S counsels.'
'For Abraham's sake alone, surely not for ours, since now both Kingdoms are undone, the promises of God are certain to bear fruit. Jacob's children have proved themselves unworthy to serve Isaac's God in the central blessing, so God has sworn by all his prophets that they shall serve him in another.'
'They will gather in the West to us when years roll on, but, blind unto the 'ROCK' whence they are hewn, must toil at the erection of the building we must found, uncomforted by knowledge of their lofty origin until it is complete. But enough of what the days of God have plainly yet in store, and what we as agents are to see and do...save this: Hosea has prophesied...after two days he will revive us; in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his light. He spoke particularly to the House of Israel, but you will see in the same connection included 'Judah' in the final harvest. (Hosea 6:1-11)'
The prophet goes on to say that the first day after Messiah will see the sons of Isaac doing mighty deeds, but only as one does them in his sleep. Then in the second day there will be a notable re-organization among the sons of Adam..Jacob, and as the day draws to a close then you will find Israel's stupor over, and her revival will gradually begin to appear. They will increase as the day precedes to its Meridian.
Soon after its dawn, another ship like this, will satisfy again the ancient oracles, the new worlds shall be found; for the old one will be soon to strait for 'Israel's children', and they will spread abroad on Eagles wings. In those times Jacob's Zodiac shall have its dozen signs complete, and each and everyone of them shall float above a tribe grown to an Empire. There shall be a Nation, and a company of Nations, and when another period of years is added then Manasseh's shame shall pass away, and he shall know the 'ROCK' whence he is hewn!'
Our author thought this should happen about 1890-1893, and from then on recognition of Israel by Our Race should move us to those glorious days to climax in 'The third day he will raise us up, and we will live in his sight.'
But: let us go back to Jeremiah and the little group on the great ship speeding westward. After all had studied the tablet as Jeremiah's vision had set down the dates for things to happen, then the tablet was passed to Baruch and he added a number of references of the scriptures concerning this, and then the tablet was passed from hand to hand, but as the tablet returned to Hamutal, by the Prophet, whom it had reached last in the party, it was blank, for having glanced significantly around the group then Jeremiah had erased the figures on the tablet.
Then turning to Tephi's original question the prophet changed the tread of the discourse, back to the last days in Egypt. And this little party now realized that Jeremiah was subject to all the common-place emotions of men. This should be no surprise for James told us that even Elias, 'the Prophet as Fire' whose 'words' burned like a lamp, was but a man subject to like passions as we are. Here on the ship it is clear to his listeners that now Jeremiah's life is broadening, and that this scene of freedom, which they are all experiencing, has also wrought its magic change in him. 20 long weary years had been crowded with disasters in Judea, and here he and the others were speeding toward...Yes...A New World..a world toward which the hopes of all the faithful of former generations had but darkly groped, but now lay in their own immediate Western future.
It was then and there that Jeremiah found in his heart a conviction that the Old World, which had already faded from their gaze, was henceforth better left beneath the eastern Horizon, even as Noah had seen it best to leave so much as possible, of former things underneath the flood.
The Prophet continued:...But to answer Tea's original question:...When the death of Hophra followed so suddenly upon my denunciation of those who persisted in worshiping 'the Queen of Heaven' at daphne. I knew it was the promised 'sign' to all concerned. I had looked for this sign, week by week, after my return to Pharaoh's house, and as it came I warned the Captain of the Grecian band, who at once made the preparations for that secret departure from the Palace so well named. The report of the death of Hophra had come on the selfsame day that The Spirit gave the fatal 'sign' at Daphne, and the Greeks (Phoenicians) were awed at the minute fulfillment of the Prophecy.' But, exclaimed Scota, tell us about the stranger who returned with you to Daphne. He seemed to be the Master of some Ishmaelitish Caravan, but you took such an interest in him, why?
Jeremiah replied:...'He had come to Daphnes New Year celebration to sell his wares but he also brought a secret message from the Babylonian general who was on his way to Egypt. As you know I have always had the good will of Nebuzaradan and his King, and through his friendship have often gotten scrolls from Daniel and Ezekiel. In fact what they have uttered concerning the fate of all the Empires of the east has come to me by Babylonian courtesy. This Ishmaelite brought me such a scroll, and it is now stored away among the sacred records in the Ark. It was placed there not so much for present use, as for a witness at some future day...when what we go to build and to plant shall have attained full stature, and God's times have run.'
'From the first as we arrived in Egypt I had been in direct communication with this great ruler who recognizes the Old God of the Heavens, and who being Daniel's friend is the Chosen agent of YAHWEH in the hewing down, and destruction now in progress over all the East. The king of Babylon is a mighty captain and his empire will expand and for a moment, comprehend the utmost bounds that the Gentile sway will ever reach. But we my friends, will never more be compressed in the lands thus dominated, nor will the Ten-Tribes now beyond the Euphrates, and for her future mountain heights, is expressly indicated as....'a place apart;' and one in which they shall 'not be numbered among the Gentiles, (nations) of the Image of Empire! When God comes to seal the faithful of Our Race, and mete out to the Gentiles (nations) a foretaste of their fatal, and final doom...we will not be numbered among the nations.'
'However', there is a strange circumstance connected with the visit of the Ishmaelite which I have not revealed, but I may do so now that your convictions may be sealed yet further, and your faith in Providence encouraged.'
'As you know we had lived entirely upon the good wishes of the Pharaoh, and we would have had no choice but to accompany the Grecian band to Samos, but now note how the plans of Our God work. That Ishmaelite brought a talent of gold, direct from the Babylonian king himself. This helped us be independent, and to secure our present craft. The Ishmaelite also told me it was the wish of the king of Babylon that in some way he might reinstate the Throne of David in the empty land of Judea. But this was not to be, it was not in accord with the Ultimate design of God. The Babylonian plan misfired however, from the first and we lost a whole months time, but finally the time came, and the Greeks fired on the Palace and in the smoke we made our escape.' 'Undoubtedly the Babylonians think our party was murdered by the Greeks before they fired on the Palace. For they pursued so closely after them, but they were to late to overtake us, and the Spirit constrained me to go forward. After we had parted from the Greeks, I had a vision of their total shipwreck night to Cyprus, so that no one now remains to give any intimation of our fate. Of course the Babylonians have the forgone hope that we escaped from the Greek although Johanan knows we were at Pharaoh's house a week before the Babylonians came.'
'In the meantime when we reached Joppa, and had finally secured the buried treasures, and the regalia of the Realm, I was moved by God to leave the land at once, and not to wait for the king's return. Thus when the Babylonians do not find us in Palestine they will be convinced that we are fleeing under Nebuchadnezzar’s special favor, and such will be the common report in the land of Gathelas where we will have to outfit another ship with gold which bears this eastern monarch's name.
However we will then be upon the further Northern coast, and beyond the Western gates, and our real identity will scarcely be discussed, or discovered..no..not for centuries to come.'
THE LAND OF DESTINY
'But, Ollam Falla,' interjected Ebed, 'Tell us whither we are led?' 'The land, I only know,' said Jeremiah, 'by YAHWEH'S promises, which mention it in general terms alone, and purposely in disconnected scrolls. It's west, and north, and Insular, and holds the strongest angle of the Orb which Abram's Race must some day belt.' We go not directly there, as the ship master has freight to leave at Abda (Adra) and will thus pass thru the gates of the west, we will continue with him to Gathel's Port, a place in Western Tarshish. There we will delay long enough to purchase, out and out, another vessel which will then be subject to our own command. After this is dome, we must transfer our precious freight and go boldly out upon the unknown deep, and so lose sight of every land assigned to Gentile Domination.'
This is the last ship which Western men will take east for some time because Tyre has fallen, and Zoan is ruined and the merchants of the west will not risk going into empty land.'
But, Simon, said the prophet turning to his scribe, 'thou didst but lately mark with thy scarlet style the words of God which bear upon our Ultimate abode; hast thou the roll near by?' Yes, replied Baruch, 'Even in the Ark. It is with the title deed, and other lore thou did command me to deposit there, but I can well recall the sequence, and even the very words which are of most clarity.'
The scribe continued:....'Moses gives the first hint of such a land, and implies that it lies far away from Palestine, even at the very end of the earth as we know it. Nathan said to David:..'I will appoint a place for My people Israel, and I will plant them that they may dwell in a place of their own and move no more.' 'The land of planting, and of building up',said Jeremiah now summing the explanation, is to expand from a little 'stone' into a mountain, till it fills the whole earth.' This vision of Daniels, 'Dear Tea Tephi,' said the Prophet; Tis strangely dated on your birthday. I noted that when I received it from Ezekiel while we were still in Jerusalem. You were then only one year old, and now you are seventeen. But at that time you nearly jumped out of your nurses arms as you cried out to get the scroll, and thus I noticed the date.' 'This land of Joseph's blessings will be where we must plant, and all the multitudes of Israel, now scattered beyond the Euphrates will be gathered there when famine (of God's word) drives them from the Gentile lands.' 'The land to which we journey is also called the 'land of Beulah,' and Isaiah refers to it as Britham, or the land of the covenant.'
'Me thinks', said Tea, 'that if half of what is written shall be ours to see, this Island must be wonderful.' 'And so it shall be, or it will be, Tephi,' said the Prophet, 'and some will call it by that name.' 'Have you forgotten child, that the new name was bestowed upon it, in the days of Solomon? Just as certainly as PHAIL goes with us, so will its resting place receive a new name, from it. And it will take another name from Eron (the Ark) which we also carry thither. And yet another like thy sister Scota's from the name Our Race of wanderers had inherited from Jacob.' 'But his latter name', said Ebed, at the mention of Scota, 'shall not this latter name lose its weary significance when placed there, no more to be rooted up?' 'No, Steward', answered Jeremiah, 'We are Scots ourselves, and that alone will always furnish ample reason for the name of any land where we shall settle. But henceforth there will be in it no longer any sting of curse for Israel when gathered there.'
'Our Race, of its own restless nature, will always love to wander to and fro; but it will never more be driven, under foreign yokes! Moreover its own turn is coming down the vistas of the latter days, and its mission is to put more peaceful yokes on other lands. If I read the Spirit of the Prophets clearly upon points like this, I fancy Our Race will grow to might and stature, in this place apart, in ways unprecedented even in golden days of Solomon. The promised land of Israel is in reality...THE WHOLE EARTH, and the boundaries of the sons of Jacob are laid out with a measuring rod.' 'But all of this is far beyond my powers at present to explain, However I am well content, for the present will demand of us our full attention.'
The Prophet said no more but his gaze was upon Tephi, as he seemed to be looking into the future, while the rest of their group seemed to look backward, and thoughts of Zion now far beneath the tread of the east, seemed to make them realize that they were wanderers yet, upon the face of the earth. Finally Tephi broke the long silence as she said:..'Master, as thou art the chosen 'planter' of Israel, and we must be moving rapidly toward this vineyard so long ago selected, so where is the seed for such a harvest as it pertains to Israel's expectations?'
'Jeremiah replied:...'Be not impatient Tephi to understand the whole significance of this transplanting. YAHWEH, who is guiding us westward can supply all that is needed for the building which we are to rear. 'Stones' will be found to stand around the Chief 'Corner Stone', and thou thyself shall realize the very fullness of God's providence. The Jewel thou hast always worn is certainly an emblem, and sign of the farthermost west. However, each of us shall find a fitting place in the mission now so plainly favored from on high.'
THE ISLE'S AFAR OFF
'But, is this land so far away?' said Scota as she lifted her eyes and let them wander also westward.' Baruch, ready to impart whatever information he possessed particularly where his beloved Scota was concerned was the first to answer her. 'Indeed, O Princess,' said the Levite, (for altho she had lost this title by her marriage into Aaron's tribe, still the scribe referred to his lady in this manner) 'Indeed, O Princess, it is far away from fair Judea, and the ancients used to call it Yarin, and its people Yarish. It is still know to us as 'the end of the earth.' You have read of Tarshish in the histories of Solomon. Well it is still farther on, an Isle out beyond.' 'But, interrupted Tephi yet again, and this time she appealed to the Prophet. 'Are the Isles of Tarshish inhabited already, and will they let us land, or do we have to struggle once again?' 'Yes, and no' replied the Prophet. 'The land is already peopled, but with kinsmen who have gone before us. It is understood that the Tribe of Dan, who lived in their ships from earliest days, discovered it in Javan's time. They sought its refuge in Deborah's day, and eventually the whole tribe went thither rather than submit to the Assyrian's yoke. But have no fear the inhabitants will welcome us, but future generations will have much to do with swords and spears before HE comes for whom we save the scepter now.'
The Prophet then turned to the scribe and said:...'Repeat what Nathan said to David of the Freight we bear. 'Then the scribe recalls the words recorded in Samuel:...of the promise to David:..'I will set up thy seed after thee, which shall proceed out of thy bowels, and I will establish thy throne forever?'
This was an unconditional promise as far as the perpetuity of that throne, and the succession of David's line are concerned. Jeremiah continues:.....'In the meantime we have with us all of the Regalia,...the Scepter, Throne, Heraldic blazonry, and Ark, and these 3 daughters, sole remaining heirs of David's Realm.'
The Prophets words, which so manifestly included Scota in the royal group caused the elder Princess to flush slightly, for the lovely woman had no thought of crowns, and in her love for the son of Aaron's tribe, had long ago put all Davidic aspirations out of sight. She was a perfect type of Judah's loveliest womanhood and had no regrets for the setup, which with the Prophets sanction, long ago had weighed them all as naught against her love. In fact there was little regal pride surviving in this triple band of Sisters, and they were chiefly glad at the prospect of a peaceful resting place.
The Elder Hamutal, however, had been a Queen indeed, and her fathers words had served at least to reawaken the glorious memories of her youth. Josiah's reign had been the grandest of the latter kings, and for a moment the eyes of the aged woman who had been his favorite consort, filled with tears, as she recalled her glorious wedding at the dawn of years so famous, and so happy, but with all so brief a time.
THE EAST LEFT IN DARKNESS
Yes, the East was left in darkness as to the flight of this Remnant with their precious possessions, and men will blindly miss all of its deeper meaning until centuries have run, and the Gentiles (nations) and their times, be full. The escape of the Remnant from Egypt and their return to Zion, and their preservation of the Royal proofs of the secession are not dreamed of among the Remnant of Johanan's fettered group who toiled on their way to Babylon. Then Jeremiah recalls the prophecy as to the captivity of Judah in Babylon, and the time of their return as a scattered Remnant to fulfill their destiny in Judea, for the coming of the Messiah is promised, and the Drama of Redemption will have been accomplished.
A SOLEMN INJUNCTION
And now, concluded the Prophet, with a solemnity never forgotten to their dying day, 'attend unto the words of authority,' and as he spake he stood erect, his flowing vestments, and his sacred mien, betokening command...'I am the Master Mason, and the Lodge we go to dedicate in the vast Western Wilderness, will have the 'Throne of David'; whereon Jacob slept, for its eternal corner stone, a rough ashlar, but indeed the very 'Gate of Heaven'. 'JEHOVAH JIREH TARA-LAH!'.....The LORD will provide, and the Power of God shall do it.' 'In the Meath Sanctuary, whither we are hastening, we shall dwell in Peace, and in anticipation I shall name its Tabernacle, 'Tara', for in due time it shall show forth the POWER OF GOD. Aye! From its very Stones and Tombs the truth shall spring to life. But it is for me alone to plant the sprig of evergreen. I am the High Priest by descent, and by due and lawful rites I have received the full knowledge of the Wisdom set in order by Iram, Hiram, and Solomon. But from another do I hold superior credentials, and I have the LOST WORD by which all that is, originally was.' 'Its initials are the anagram of the great founders of the craft, and it will be double, ere, the world discerns, the I.H.S., and 'seven times', from its beginning, must transpire before the Stone of Majesty which Joshua set up have 'eyes' to recognize the Rightful One, and ere the King that stood upon it first, shall descend upon it with a shout.' 'This is the stone that followed Israel and gave them water in a thirsty land. It is the Rock which Moses smote when speaking had been all sufficient, for it hath ears so well as eyes, and is the HOUSE OF GOD.'
THE SCOTTISH RITE FOUNDED
'It is the 'Altar of Abel'...and upon it smoked the earliest sacrifice acceptable to God, and with the life blood of its Priests was it further sanctified.' 'It came with Noah thru the flood, and then it was the faith renewed, and over it Yahweh set the bow of promise, even the token of the Everlasting Covenant.' 'Once more it goes across the waves with us, and soon will land upon a mountain that reverses the elder one both in name and deep significance...even upon Tara-Ra, THE ROCK of the POWER OF GOD. Around it, when he came from Harna, obedient to Faith, our father Abram, built anew the Altar of our Faith, and over it he called again upon the Name Eternal.' 'Unto it, altho they knew it not, 'All Israel' was drawn, while yet they were in Jacob's loins; and then they were afraid, and vowed a vow to which it testifies. Where as when he was come again with children and possessions, did God talk with him, and changed his name to Israel indeed, while grouped around this very altar, stood the Patriarchs themselves, and even Benjamin was there.' 'Down into Egypt with its keepers was it born, and thence came it up in Tabernacled Glory. Upon it Moses sat while Joshua fought with Amalek, and meanwhile Hur and Aaron stayed his hands until the sun was set, and even there did it become Jehovah-Nissi!' 'All thru its pilgrimage it has always been the Altar of our Faith, and its place has ever been the Temple. For though Solomon rejected it at the foundation, it became the Chief Corner Stone at the Dedication, which was wonderful to all. Nor shall it ever leave the shrine. In vision do I see its 'Ministered' future. It is the Mountains seed, the very Lode Stone of Our Race, and to it, as a (?)ynosure, they surely shall be gathered.' 'All down the ages do I hear renewed, their ancient battle cry: for by this RA!...this RA! of Tara! shall the hosts of Israel shout in victory throughout their generations. This Rock has ever been the throne seat of our rulers, and the fullness of their generations is the root of all Chronology.' 'As the manner was, since the days of Joash, so shall it ever be, until once more the waters gush from it restored to Zion's Seat. Then shall it be indeed EL-BETH-EL...A Bethel! upon Bethel! and on it shall Messiah take the Crown forever.'
THE KINGS DAUGHTERS
Jeremiah now seated himself and continued:..'When we reach our destination let it be understood that the pledge of silence which ye have individually taken upon 'Bethel' must be kept in Spirit, and in word, and deed. So far as each one of you is concerned this secret is forever binding. I will reveal any of our eastern history, even to those who may divine it.
It is enough to say that we come from Egypt, but the way of Hesbon (Spain), and that our Daughters came from Pharaoh's House, for so they do, even from Taphanhes, whose name itself is....SILENCE. What we bury not within the Meregech, wherein the Royal Arch will cover all that David's line can spare, must be more deeply buried in our hearts. Only that which I shall find it right to tell may ye allow...without the least addition or detorsion. And finally to you, O Daughters of Judah, who, first and last among women, shall have stood upon the threshold of the Lodge, hear now the special word that binds until Messiah shall have come, the desire of each of Judah's daughters to be chosen for the blessing, may still remain among you, even in the far off lands to which we sail.
Quench not the faith, be silent and discreet, ye go unto a land where every mother of Israel may bear....SONS OF GOD. The land shall be called the MOTHER-LAND and this for many reasons, but chiefly in a mystic sense; for her daughters shall be Mothers of The Mother of us all...even of Jerusalem indeed.' A solemn silence fell upon the group, and ere it ended, Peace in each heart, had found its constant dwelling place.
THE SCARLET THREAD
'And it came to pass, when she travailed, that the one put out his hand; and the midwife took and bound upon his hand a scarlet thread saying; this came out first. And it came to pass as he drew back his hand, that, behold, his brother came out; and she said: Wherefore hast thou brought this breach upon thee? Therefore his name was called Pharez. (a Breach) And afterwards came out his brother, that had the Scarlet thread upon his hand; and his name was called Zarah. (the seed) (Genesis 38:27-30)
We have already traced Israel's main body to the Islands of the west, and we have followed Dan and Simeon by way of the Sea. Later we saw Benjamin bearing the light of Christ to all the scattered tribes, and we have just now left Jeremiah and his Royal Remnant seeking this same Western promise of God. However there is one other thread we must follow for there was a Secret exodus from Egypt in the days of Moses, and the story of this flight to the West is closely related to the scepter promised to the tribe of Judah. It required some 22 long generations ere the descendants of this movement, so withdrawn was it from all intelligent human observation, before it reached the isles, and even then they were but just in time to get there first, and to be able to extend a literal Royal and befitting welcome to Jeremiah's little band of equally Royal refugees.
There is a Bible passage...an isolated passage...but by means of it an absolute junction may be established between the royal lines and origins of Sythia, Phoenicia, Greece, Troy, Rome and the Milesian settlement of Ireland, and that of Judah's Royal Remnant. It furnishes the key to the secret history of the sceptered tribe of Israel, and unlocks a chapter which though lost before the Exodus, was not missed until this discovery in our own and final generation. Altho for some years it has been surmised by Identity students, that the Milesian Story of Ireland was connected in some way or other with that of Israel during her original sojourn in Egypt, they have nevertheless been constrained to rest those particular arguments which concern this separate section of the Identity upon data drawn entirely from the Irish chronicles themselves, for they have failed hitherto in establishing for them any direct point of junction with the sacred record. Most have sought to start at the eastern standpoint and work westward, and they find that Zarah disappeared from the eastern scene but there seemed not enough encouragement to trace him further.
We esteem it a privilege to supply this important chapter with its anxiously sought bond of union with the Holy Writ, and to point out its independent bearing upon the Secret of Our History as well as the dominant part which this Milesian Story itself plays in the Romance of the Romance, we are briefly scanning. To those not acquainted with Israel Identity we must explain more fully. In fact the Identity of Our Race with the 'Lost Tribes' of Israel was not seriously broached until John Wilson published his thesis (1881) and then Edward Hine narrowed Wilson's original arguments down to the Anglo Saxon Race alone in 1893. Long after that the possible bearing of the Milesian records came forth, and more work was done in that field. Historically we first meet the Milesian story in Ireland, and ascending the stream from the present day we eventually reach the Halls of Tara, where we meet Eochaidh, the son of Gallam, the Milesian, or of William the Conqueror of Ireland. Thence by way of Spain, Carthage, Syria, Cyprus, and Crete, we follow it eastward to Egypt’s 19th Dynasty and find ourselves in the generation of Gathelus, a reputed contemporary of Moses, and following it still further back, we come to Fenesia Farsa, and to the days of the 18th Dynasty. Here records lose their threads amid the scenes familiar to Joseph, Judah, and Jacob, and faces into the common genealogical cradle.
There are two distinct phases to the Hebrew story of Ireland, the one concerned with Jeremiah and his wards, and the other with Milesius. There is also another thread but we will bring this out later, for it concerns the Tribe of Dan, the waymakers.
Former students of history of Identity have been apt to follow the stream of Jeremiah only, and they trace it back to the Royal line of Pharez.
Form the earliest times Erin was occupied by Dan, the pioneer of Israel. It is therefore important to note that just one generation before the arrival of Jeremiah, the Tuatha de Daanans were conquered by the Milesians, coming in from Spain. These latter were in reality the sons of Judah through the Sythian line of Zerah, and they united with the Royal House of Dan. All this took place before the fall of Tyre. In fact the destined downfall of the House of Pharez was still a secret in the councils of YAHWEH.
The Milesians came to Ireland bringing their Records with them. This antedated the Christian era by some 18 centuries. Rome tries to dispute this for she has many claims as to what she brought to Ireland, but we will dispute this in another study.
The Milesian story took its rise amid the cradle of scenes of Israel in Egypt, and its pioneers departed upon their independent quest of Empire before the Books of Moses were compiled. It is no cause for wonder, therefore, that the reference contained in the Pentateuch are few, and have always been misunderstood; nor should it occasion surprise that the chronicles of Judah's eastern line of Kings should contain so little concerning a rival branch which disappeared long before the sceptre of even the line of Pharez began to materialize.
We find that this disappearance was in fact one of the 'Chief' Secrets of its...SECRET...and its discovery reserved for the latter days.
Nor should we wonder that the problem which devolves on us, that of extricating the several threads so as to preserve their separate identities, while at the same time we keep in view their mutual and chronological relations, should be so difficult. But remember the exit of the earlier generations of the Milesians from Egypt preceded national existence of Israel itself. At any rate, granting that the Bible story recognizes the loss of Israel, and the disappearance of Jeremiah, it now becomes imperitave to find some Biblical foundation for the Milesian story...Who were they and wherefore did they come from, and why did they leave the east?
The answer is that they were the sons of Zerah, and they left Egypt in the days of the 18th and 19th Dynasties because their claims to precedence in Judah, the Sceptral tribe of Israel..were rejected.
Now: you say: if this be true where is the proof, either in the scripture or Biblical History or are these mere extravagant assertions of imagination.
Secular history recognizes that the 18th Dynasty of Egypt was the cradle of the nations, and the 19th Dynasty cast its foster children out, and sacred history shows that uut of this very Egypt..and from generation unto generation...God has always called His sons, whom he foreknew, to their appointed tasks.
These were the days that led not only to the Exodus of Israel, but also saw the founding of Athens, by Cecrops...the founding of Troy by his brother, Dardanus. The founding of Sythia by their father Scytha, and of Tyre by Agenon, his other son. And these are the days to which the Milesian records reverse without any missing generations, since they terminate in these very 'Sons of Renoun' themselves. These are..finally...the sons of Judah..Knights of the Scarlet Thread, of the line of Zerah. We owe its records partly to the very jealousy of the rival line, and these records of this king line supply the very proof which knots the genealogies of all these royal lines together.
In the first book of Kings, chapter 4, verses 30 and 31, it is said, apparently in terms quite well understood in its day, that 'Solomon's wisdom' exceeded the wisdom of all the children of the East country, and all the wisdom of Egypt. For he was wiser than all men, THAN ETAN THE ZERAHITE, AND HEMAN, AND CHALCOL AND DARDA, THE SONS OF MAHOL, and his fame in all the nations round about.
The reference to Heman, Chalcol and Darda, who are elsewhere causually enumerrated among the sons, or descendants of Zerah (I Chronicles 2:6) is one of the few isolated fragments concerning this family that are preserved in the Sacred Canon, and their situation both in Kings and Chronicles, in connection with Ethan, whose own and only son was A-Zariah (I Chronicles 2:8), and with Zarah, whose immediate son Ethan undoubtedly was, seems to imply and justify the gloss that while all the sons of Zarah, they were more immediately grandsons of Ethan, by Azariah, his son, called also Mahol, rather than Mahol was a third son of Zarah himself, as is sometimes offered in explanation.
The fact is, all the branches of Zerah's family became Scythians or 'Wanderers' at an early date, even in the generations to which the Bible story traces them, therefore even the Scribes were unsure of the Divine Provicence of this line.
HISTORY POINTS TO:...
Darda the son of Zarah, as Dardanus the founder of Troy. Chalcol was called Cecrops or Niul the founder of Athens, and Thebes, and...Herman, the brother of Niul was also Agenon who inherited Phoenicia, and Mahol the son of Zerah, and the father of these famous so called Egptians, was also Scytha or Fenesia Farsa, the ancestor of the Milesians, whose records full and complete, enable us to blend the whole into one continuous recital down to the present day.
By rescuing this fragmentary reference to Sarah's line found in I Kings, and comparing it with Secular History, we find these hero's as the founders of Phoenicia, Grecia, Troy, Carthage, and then trace them to the Brigantes of Hispania. In this manner we place in the hands of Our Race, and before their eyes the peer of the Rosetta Stone itself...in that all men who are 'wise' may read the conclusion in their own language between the lines of Sacred History itself.
From the Sacred Scriptures Zarah had no children when he went into Egypt with his grandfather Jacob (Genesis 46:12) although Pharez had two sons. The birth of Ethan and Zimri must have occurred soon after the coming into Goshan.
Then Ethan's son, Mahol or AZariah, as he is elsewhere called would hardly have grown into manhood when Judah died.
We do not know how the distributiton of the blessing between Pharez, and Zarah was arrived at, but when the last was first as had been done before, then the Zerah line began disappearing from that land, and from history of the sacred scriptures.
Much later, in our time there became a confusion in the Milesian story as Keating, who in his effort to make Irish records subservient to his own preconceived opinions stated that Niul, one of the Great Milesian Patriarchs was desended from Japhet instead of Judah, thus there came the confusion of calling Mahol...Magog. We deny this vigorously altho we will be accused as before of tearing down our fellow authors work, but we are only interested in setting the record straight.
The Milesian Records, as they mount the stream of time to their original generations, point out Phoenicia Pharsa, the great scholar. After leaving Egypt he returned to the ancient land of Heber, and dwelt there 20 years, and presided over the school of Universal Knowledge. He was regarded as the wisest man of his time. Returning to Phoenicia he erected other schools and at his death...Chalcol (of the Bible record) took charge of the schools.
Thus the Milesians were of Our Race, and they carried wisdom, and knowledge, and the worship of God of Israel with them wherever they wandered.
We see how this lineage moved in their destiny and in the process of time reached Spain and from there to Ireland, and finally Eochaidh the Heremon takes his place in our history.
Thus we have offered but a little bit of the story of the history of the Milesians as we close this study, and we think this bit of history will be found in its appropriate place.
In the next study, therefore we shall set in order the conclusion of this Beautiful chapter in the Romance of History.