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Are The British Royals Related To The Biblical King David?


The Divine Right of British Monarchy

What do the royal families really believe?

"In the Scriptures kings are called gods, and so their power after a certain relation compared to the Divine power. Kings are also compared to fathers of families; for a king is truly parens patriae [parent of the country], the politic father of his people."

Divine right of kings - Wikipedia


Was Queen Victoria a Descendant of King David?

Was Queen Victoria a Descendant of King Davidsource:  The Trumpet



"The following genealogy was first studied by Rev. F. R. A. Glover, M.A., of London, in 1861, but no depths of facts were reached, when others took it up, until Mr. J. C. Stevens, of Liverpool, compiled this evidence which resulted in bringing to light the wonderful fact that God has proved His oath to David that he would never want for an heir to sit on the throne, and infidelity is nonplused."

"From this royal princess, we obtain, then, a direct and unbroken line of ancestry to King Fergus, who went from Ireland to reign as king of Scotland; and from King Fergus I. Of Scotland we get the same unbroken line to the time of King James of Scotland, who himself became king of England; and from King James we get the same unbroken line to our beloved Queen, she being, then, the seed royal to King David’s house, and therefore the royal seed of King David; she is, and must be, the ruling monarch over the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel."

Queen Victoria Heir to King David's Royal Throne - Truth in History


"In the New Testament, both Matthew and Luke trace Jesus’ lineage to David (Matt 1:6, Luke 3:31)."

Judah and the House of David - Bible Odyssey


Royal Rocking & Rolling, Stoned In Bethel: A Musical Stairway To Heaven

"The Stone of Jacob appears in the Book of Genesis as the stone used as a pillow by the Israelite patriarch Jacob at the place later called Bet-El. As Jacob had a vision in his sleep, he then consecrated the stone to God. More recently, the stone has been claimed by Scottish folklore and British Israelism."

"Some Scottish legends surrounding the Stone of Scone, traditionally used for coronations of Scottish kings in the High Middle Ages, have identified this stone with the Stone of Jacob. Supposedly the Stone of Jacob was brought to Ireland by the prophet Jeremiah and thence to Scotland." 

"These legends also feature prominently in British Israelism, a set of beliefs that consider the British monarchy as the legitimate heir to the ancient Israelites. From 1308 to 1996, the Stone of Scone rested in the Royal throne of England at Westminster."

Stone of Jacob - Wikipedia



Royal Sons & Daughters of God

Queen Elizabeth is a decendant of Hebrew Egyptian lineage.flv source:  UniqueLee



The Hebrew Meaning of British and Related Words

"The word Brit-Ish in Hebrew means "Covenant-Man". It is related to the expression Brit-Am meaning Covenant of the People (Isaiah 42:6, 49:8). These verses refer to the Ten Tribes in their Places of Exile. They help identify the British Isles as a major center of the Lost Ten Tribes."

Hebrew Nations - Brit-Ish


The Meaning of Names

"What's in a name? Some pundits obliquely assume that "America" was named for the Nicaraguan city of Amerrique. Amerrique was a very gold rich city, which was supposedly visited by both Christopher Columbus and Amerigo Vespucci. This theory was first proposed by Jules Marcou in 1875. Of course, the only reason for such a conclusion is that they have in reality no idea -- not a clue -- of where the name "America" came from, and why it became the predominant descriptor of the United States of America, or why both continents in the Western hemisphere are called North and South "America"! 

What about the names "Britain" and "America"? As we have seen, the Anglo-Saxon race, which settled North America, and became dominant, is descended from the tribe of Joseph, the son of Jacob, whose name was changed to "Israel" (meaning "champion of God," "prince of God," "one who prevails with God." It also has the connotation of "one who fights or wrestles with God" -- see Genesis 32:24-28). Since our nations are Hebrew in origin, then we should look to the Hebrew language for meaning in their names -- something historians haven't even thought of doing!

The British Identified

Consider, first, the name of "Britain." In Hebrew, the word "brit" literally means "covenant," coming from the word meaning "to cut," i.e., "to cut a covenant." Furthermore, the word "ish" -- that is, as in Brit-ish -- means "man." Therefore, the "Brit-ish" are the descendants of the "covenant man," Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, with whom YEHOVAH God made a special covenant. So the "Brit-ish" are the "covenant people."

Furthermore, the term "Anglo-Saxons" is a compound word probably derived from the combination of two peoples -- the Angles and the Saxons. Who are these people? Joseph, we know, had two sons -- Ephraim and Manasseh -- each of whom were prophesied to become a great people (Genesis 48:16-20). They were prophesied to "grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth" (verse 16). Both were to be unmatched in all the world.

The prophecy was that, "In thee shall Israel bless, saying, God make thee as Ephraim and as Manasseh" (verse 20). Even so, today, the Jews every Sabbath, at the dinner table on erev Shabbat ("Sabbath eve"), bless their sons saying this blessing!

The word "Saxon," very likely, derives therefore from their progenitor, Isaac. The Saxons were originally know as the Sacae, or the people of Sac, and Sac is merely an abbreviation of the name Isaac, or Itzak, with the initial vowel sound being dropped off. Thus the Saxons are literally the sons of Isaac, even as Robertson, Johnson, Richardson, in English, means literally the son of Robert, John, and Richard, respectively. The Saxons for the most part refer to the children of Ephraim, Joseph's youngest son.

Who Are the "Angles"?

The "Angles," on the other hand, come from the "Aegels." They are basically the tribe of Ephraim. The Hebrew word "Aegel" means "YOUNG BULL" or "bull calf." Of both sons of Joseph, Ephraim and Manasseh, Moses prophesied, "His glory is like the firstling of his BULLOCK, and his horns are like the horns of a wild ox; with them he shall push the people together to the ends of the earth" Deuteronomy 33:17, Schofield Reference Bible). Aegel is the diminutive form of Angle and the words are interchangeable in the Nordic dialects. As both Ephraim and Manasseh are characterized as "bulls," or "bullocks," it is interesting that Ephraim -- the "Angles" -- is characterized as the "YOUNG bull," since he is the younger son of the two!

Yair Davidy, a Jewish scholar in Israel, points out in his book The Tribes: The Israelite Origin of Western Peoples (published in Hebron, Israel, 1994):

"The Angles themselves were known as 'Aegli' or 'Bull-Calves' in Hebrew, a nick-name in Scripture for Ephraim....The British Isles contained contingents from most of the Israelite tribes, apart from those of Ephraim and Manasseh....From the west of England and from Wales, Scotland, and Ireland the United States of America received approximately eighty-seven percent (sic. 87%) of its British immigrants in its formative period. In other words, early American society was formed largely by groups associable with the Tribe of Manasseh. Even today, more than half of the white population of the U.S.A. may trace its ancestry back to Britain and Ireland with the British side being slightly larger than that of Northern and Southern Irish origin. These people, descendants of Manasseh, still remain the determining factor in North America" (pps. 392-393).

Yair Davidy points out in that the term "Angle" means corner or edge in some European languages. In France, England was historically known as "angleterre," literally meaning "end of the earth." Biblical prophecy foretold that the "lost ten tribes of Israel" would be associated with "the ends of the earth" (Isaiah 49:6; 41:9).

In Psalm 82:6, YEHOVAH God says, "I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the Most High." In the Aramaic-paraphrase attributed to Jonathan, and considered inspired by the Talmud, the expression "children of the Most High" is translated ANGLII, which is plural for Angle. In the Scriptures, YEHOVAH God often refers to the people of "Israel" as His "firstborn" (Exodus 4:22), and also refers to Ephraim, modern Britain, as "Ephraim, my dear son" (Jeremiah 31:20) and says also, "I am a father to Israel, and Ephraim is my firstborn" (Jeremiah 31:9). Great Britain was the first to rise to world prominence when its empire encircled the globe.

The tribe of Joseph was to inherit the "birthright" promises, or the special blessings of the "firstborn." In I Chronicles 5:1-2 we read; "Now the sons of Reuben [modern France], the firstborn of Israel (for he was the firstborn; but, forasmuch as he defiled his father's bed, his birthright was given unto the sons of Joseph, the son of Israel, and the genealogy is not to be reckoned after the birthright; For Judah prevailed above his brethren, and of him came the prince [Messiah]; but the birthright was Joseph's" (1 Chronicles 5:1-2). 

YEHOVAH God called therefore Ephraim his "firstborn," and as the ANGLII they are "sons of the Most High," and as the Angles, they "dwell at the ENDS of the earth" removed from Palestine! They are largely the peoples of the United Kingdom, and also very likely Canada and New Zealand, today! The New Zealanders have always identified much more with the British than with the Americans.

Originally, of course, England populated both the American colonies and Australia with those accused of being criminals, debtors, and so forth. The Australian "outback" is very similar to the Old West of American fame, and Aussie "cowboys" much like American cowboys. As a result, the Australians and Americans have more in common, with both countries inclined to minimize their origins and associations with the United Kingdom."

"The "Covenant-People

Almighty God declares of Israel: "Thus saith the LORD: In an acceptable time have I heard thee, and in a day of salvation have I helped thee; and I will preserve thee, and give thee for a COVENANT OF THE PEOPLE, to establish the earth, to cause to inherit the desolate heritages" (Isaiah 49:8). The Hebrew expression for "covenant of the peoples" here is BRIT-AM. "Brit" means "covenant," and "am" means "people." In Hebrew "Brit-am" in the northern dialects and in later spoken Hebrew would have become "Brit-aN" the final "m" being pronounced as "N." Says Yair Davidy, "Not only that but on the British side the name for Britain itself in old documents was sometimes rendered by the English as "BRITAMMIA" (The Tribes, p. 414).

We now know that the "Brits," or "British," are the people "belonging to the covenant" or "covenant man." We often refer to the British as the "Brits." But what about the AM or AMI? In Hebrew, "am" means people," and the suffix "I" means "my," thus "ami" means "MY PEOPLE" (referring to YEHOVAH's people, of course!). Interestingly, the "Yanks," or Americans soldiers, during both World Wars, were affectionately referred to by the British and Europeans as the "AMIS." Thus the Americans also stand identified by YEHOVAH God as "MY PEOPLE," while the British are the "covenant man" or "belonging to the covenant."

Now, what about the name "America"? Where did it come from? It is an irony of history that the name "America" did not come from Christopher Columbus. That distinction belongs to a German writer of geography. In a further twist of events, America was apparently named after Amerigo Vespucci, a 15th century Florentine merchant who owned a business in Seville, Spain, furnishing supplies for ships, preparing them for mercantile expeditions.

Stirred by the achievements of Columbus and envious of the reputation his discoveries brought, Vespucci endeavored to cultivate Columbus' friendship and trust.

Seven years after Columbus' first voyage and while Columbus was still alive, Vespucci accompanied an expedition that consisted of four ships. They sailed past the eastern coast of South America, and visited Trinidad, which Columbus had named the preceding year. On his return to Europe Vespucci wrote letters with glowing descriptions of the newly discovered countries. He called the lands he had visited a "New World."

Some years later Vespucci's letters were published and read by Martin Waldseemuller, a noted geographer, and Mathias Ringmann, a schoolmaster. Recently arrived from Germany to the province of Lorraine, they were attracted to the town of Saint-Die because of a newly established print shop. Both men were engaged in working on a reproduction of Ptolemy's treatise on geography, to which they were adding a preface.

After reading the account of Vespucci's travels in Quatre Navigations d' Americ Vespuce, they decided to incorporate Vespucci's voyage into the treatise. Ringmann, acting as editor, wrote in his introduction:

"There is a fourth quarter of the world which Amerigo Vespucci has discovered and which for this reason we can call 'America' or the land of Americo."

Apparently ignorant of the discoveries and achievements made by Columbus fifteen years earlier, Ringmann continued:

"We do not see why the name of the man of genius, Amerigo, who has discovered them, should not be given to these lands, as Europe and Asia have adopted the names of women."

Their work was published on April 25, 1507 under the title Cosmographiae Introductio. It marked the first time the word AMERICA appeared in print.

In a map of 1515 -- taken from Johannes Schoner's Globe -- the name "America" was first applied to South America and what was then known of the Northern continent (North America).

According to Yair Davidy, the Amyrgio Scythae and the Mercians derived their names from permutations of MACHIR. An interesting possibility is that the name MACHIR is also recalled in that of AMERICA! The Phoenicians are believed to have visited AMERICA and named it 'The Great North Country' and the Hebrew prophets predicted that in the end-time the Lost Ten Tribes would return from the 'North Country' (e.g. Isaiah 31:8) and they certainly were well acquainted with the Phoenicians. The Vikings attempted to settle in North America and named it 'MARKLAND' which is believed to mean 'Land of Darkness.' Even so, Maruk (= Machir) and Mark (in 'Markland') are not dissimilar. After the Vikings, the existence of America was realized by people in Britain including fishermen from the port of Bristol. Richard Ameryk, a British merchant of the 1470s is now claimed to have given America its name. Ameryk was of Welsh ancestry and his family name originally was 'Ap Meryk,' possibly denoting 'Son of Machir.' The more commonly accepted explanation is that the name 'America' comes from that of the explorer, Amerigo Vespucci (1451-1512) also called 'Americas' and (after 1507) 'America' is said to have been named in his honor. 

"At all events, the name Amerigo or 'Americas' is similar to Medieval appellations (Aimerico, etc.) for a Jewish Prince of southern France whose proper Hebrew name (from which theappellations were derived) was MACHIR. It follows, that the name AMERICA may well be understood to mean 'Land of Machir,' son of Menasseh....From the Menasseh-dominated areas in Britain came a predominant proportion of the early settlers of the United States of America who determined that nation's guiding characteristics. Prophecies and traditions concerning Menasseh were to become applicable to the U.S.A. Britain, on the other hand, was to remain the province of EPHRAIM" (ibid., pps. 369-370)."

America and Britain -- The Meaning of Names - Hope of Israel Ministries


The House of The Most High Holy: Stoned In Scotland

May Her Majesty Live Forever!

"The Stone of Scone (/ˈskuːn/; Scottish Gaelic: An Lia Fàil, Scots: Stane o Scuin)—also known as the Stone of Destiny, and often referred to in England as The Coronation Stone—is an oblong block of red sandstone that was used for centuries in the coronation of the monarchs of Scotland, and later the monarchs of England and the Kingdom of Great Britain. Historically, the artefact was kept at the now-ruined Scone Abbey in Scone, near Perth, Scotland. It is also known as Jacob's Pillow Stone and the Tanist Stone, and in Scottish Gaelic, clach-na-cinneamhain. Its size is about 26 inches (660 mm) by 16.75 inches (425 mm) by 10.5 inches (270 mm) and its weight is approximately 336 pounds (152 kg). A roughly incised cross is on one surface, and an iron ring at each end aids with transport. The Stone of Scone was last used in 1953 for the coronation of Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland."


Canada's Trudeau receives honorary degree, meets Queen in Scotland  source:  News From World

The Palace Holyroodhouse

"The Palace of Holyroodhouse (/ˈhɒlɪˌruːd/ or /ˈhoʊlɪˌruːd/ ), commonly referred to as Holyrood Palace, is the official residence of the British monarch in Scotland. Located at the bottom of the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, at the opposite end to Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace has served as the principal residence of the Kings and Queens of Scots since the 16th century, and is a setting for state occasions and official entertaining.

Queen Elizabeth spends one week in residence at Holyrood Palace at the beginning of each summer, where she carries out a range of official engagements and ceremonies. The 16th century Historic Apartments of Mary, Queen of Scots and the State Apartments, used for official and state entertaining, are open to the public throughout the year, except when members of the Royal Family are in residence."

"The ruined Augustinian Holyrood Abbey that is sited in the grounds was founded in 1128 at the order of King David I of Scotland. The name derives either from a legendary vision of the cross witnessed by David I, or from a relic of the True Cross known as the Holy Rood or Black Rood, and which had belonged to Queen Margaret, David's mother. As a royal foundation, and sited close to Edinburgh Castle, it became an important administrative centre. A Papal legate was received here in 1177, while in 1189 a council of nobles met to discuss a ransom for the captive king, William the Lion.  Robert the Bruce held a parliament at the abbey in 1326, and by 1329 it may already have been in use as a royal residence. In 1370, David II became the first of several Kings of Scots to be buried at Holyrood. Not only was James II born at Holyrood in 1430, it was at Holyrood that he was crowned, married and laid to rest. James IIIand Margaret of Denmark were married at Holyrood in 1469. The early royal residence was in the abbey guesthouse, which most likely stood on the site of the present north range of the palace, west of the abbey cloister, and by the later 15th century already had dedicated royal apartments."

Holyrood Palace - Wikipedia

"rood (n.)  Old English rod "pole," varying from 6 to 8 yards; also "cross," especially that upon which Christ suffered; "crucifix," especially a large one; also a measure of land, properly 40 square poles or perches, from Proto-Germanic *rod- (source also of Old Saxon ruoda "stake, pile, cross," Old Frisian rode, Middle Dutch roede, Old High German ruota, German Rute "rod"), from PIE *ret- "post" (source also of Latin ratis "raft," retae "trees standing on the bank of a stream;" Old Church Slavonic ratiste "spear, staff;" Lithuanian rekles "scaffolding"). Probably not connected with rod."

rood - Online Etymology Dictionary


The Holy Grail Stone

"The Holy Grail is a vessel that serves as an important motif in Arthurian literature. Different traditions describe it as a cup, dish or stone with miraculous powers that provide happiness, eternal youth or sustenance in infinite abundance.

A "grail", wondrous but not explicitly holy, first appears in Perceval, le Conte du Graal, an unfinished romance written by Chrétien de Troyes around 1190. Here, it is a processional salver used to serve at a feast. Chrétien's story attracted many continuators, translators and interpreters in the later 12th and early 13th centuries, including Wolfram von Eschenbach, who perceived the grail as a Stone. 

In the late 12th century, Robert de Boron wrote in Joseph d'Arimathie that the Grail was Jesus's vessel from the Last Supper, which Joseph of Arimathea used to catch Christ's blood at the Crucifixion. Thereafter, the Holy Grail became interwoven with the legend of the Holy Chalice, the Last Supper cup, a theme continued in works such as the Vulgate Cycle, the Post-Vulgate Cycle, and Thomas Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur."

"In Parzival, Wolfram von Eschenbach, citing the authority of a certain (probably fictional) Kyot the Provençal, claimed the Grail was a Stone (called Lapsit exiles which in alchemy is the name of the Philosopher's stone), the sanctuary of the neutral angels who took neither side during Lucifer's rebellion. Joseph Campbell considered Parzival the greatest of the Grail stories, told from a heroic view, where Parzival, is a married man and a self-motivated figure. There are Alchemical and Gnostic themes running through Wolfram’s Parzival. Campbell sees the Grail as, “…a stone vessel, which was brought down from heaven. Now what he (Wolfram) is doing is imitating the Muslim Kaaba, the stone at Mecca that was brought down from heaven.” At the end of the story, writing appears on the stone which reads: “…any Templar whom God should bestow on a distant people for their lord must forbid them to ask his name of lineage, but must help them gain their rights.” Campbell explains that for the first time in the history of civilization, “Here is the idea of the king ruling, not in his name, but in the name of the people.” "

Holy Grail - Wikipedia



Queen Victoria Heir to King David's Royal Throne - Truth in History

Judah and the House of David - Bible Odyssey


The Legendary Journeys of Joseph & Baby Jesus

"In 1989 A. W. Smith critically examined the accretion of legends around Joseph of Arimathea, by which the poem hymn of William Blake And did those feet in ancient time is commonly held as "an almost secret yet passionately held article of faith among certain otherwise quite orthodox Christians" and Smith concluded "that there was little reason to believe that an oral tradition concerning a visit made by Jesus to Britain existed before the early part of the twentieth century". Sabine Baring-Gould recounted a Cornish story how "Joseph of Arimathea came in a boat to Cornwall, and brought the child Jesus with him, and the latter taught him how to extract the tin and purge it of its wolfram. This story possibly grew out of the fact that the Jews under the Angevin kings farmed the tin of Cornwall."  In its most developed version, Joseph, a tin merchant, visited Cornwall, accompanied by his nephew, the boy Jesus. C.C. Dobson (1879–1960) made a case for the authenticity of the Glastonbury legenda. The case was argued more recently by Dr Gordon Strachan (1934–2010) and by Dennis Price."


wolfram - Online Etymology Dictionary

Wolfram von Eschenbach - Wikipedia

Magic Metal: All That Glitters Is Token Gold

"Alchemy is a philosophical and protoscientific tradition practiced throughout Europe, Africa and Asia. It aimed to purify, mature, and perfect certain objects. Common aims were chrysopoeia, the transmutation of "base metals" (e.g., lead) into "noble metals" (particularly gold); the creation of an elixir of immortality; the creation of panaceas able to cure any disease; and the development of an alkahest, a universal solvent. The perfection of the human body and soul was thought to permit or result from the alchemical magnum opus and, in the Hellenistic and western tradition, the achievement of gnosis.  In Europe, the creation of a philosopher's stone was variously connected with all of these projects."

Alchemy - Wikipedia



The Philosopher's Stone

"The philosopher's stone, or stone of the philosophers (Latin: lapis philosophorum) is a legendary alchemical substance capable of turning base metalssuch as mercury into gold (chrysopoeia, from the Greek χρυσός khrusos, "gold", and ποιεῖν poiēin, "to make") or silver. It is also called the elixir of life, useful for rejuvenation and for achieving immortality; for many centuries, it was the most sought-after goal in alchemy. The philosopher's stone was the central symbol of the mystical terminology of alchemy, symbolizing perfection at its finest, enlightenment, and heavenly bliss. Efforts to discover the philosopher's stone were known as the Magnum Opus ("Great Work")."



The Denial of Death:

Royalty & State Sanctioned Religion As The Primary Cultural Immortality Project of Our World

Culture & civilization rely on defining social roles for all of humanity. Many forms of mythology are used to create national and religious and all sorts of other identities for people to adopt. Cosmological models define both natural and social order.

"The basic premise of The Denial of Death is that human civilization is ultimately an elaborate, symbolic defense mechanism against the knowledge of our mortality, which in turn acts as the emotional and intellectual response to our basic survival mechanism. Becker argues that a basic duality in human life exists between the physical world of objects and a symbolic world of human meaning. Thus, since humanity has a dualistic nature consisting of a physical self and a symbolic self, we are able to transcend the dilemma of mortality through heroism, by focusing our attention mainly on our symbolic selves. This symbolic self-focus takes the form of an individual's "immortality project" (or "causa sui project"), which is essentially a symbolic belief-system that ensures oneself is believed superior to physical reality. By successfully living under the terms of the immortality project, people feel they can become heroic and, henceforth, part of something eternal; something that will never die as compared to their physical body. This, in turn, gives people the feeling that their lives have meaning, a purpose, and are significant in the grand scheme of things."

The Denial of Death - Wikipedia

To Know Thy Place In The Feudal Scheme

The Psychology of Conformity  source: Academy of Ideas

Hero Worship: A Noble Enterprise

Gods, demigods and royal heroes of myth and historical legend serve as idols and role models for human behavior.

Whether myth is derived from fact or fantasy matters not.

"Becker argues that the arbitrariness of human-invented immortality projects makes them naturally prone to conflict. When one immortality project conflicts with another, it is essentially an accusation of 'wrongness of life', and so sets the context for both aggressive and defensive behavior. Each party will want to prove its belief system is superior, a better way of life. Thus these immortality projects are considered a fundamental driver of human conflict, such as in wars, bigotry, genocide, and racism. 

Another theme running throughout the book is that humanity's traditional "hero-systems", such as religion, are no longer convincing in the age of reason. Science attempts to serve as an immortality project, something that Becker believes it can never do, because it is unable to provide agreeable, absolute meanings to human life. The book states that we need new convincing "illusions" that enable us to feel heroic in ways that are agreeable. Becker, however, does not provide any definitive answer, mainly because he believes that there is no perfect solution. Instead, he hopes that gradual realization of humanity's innate motivations, namely death, can help to bring about a better world."

"Like the schizophrenic, creative and artistic individuals deny both physical reality and culturally-endorsed immortality projects, expressing a need to create their own reality. The primary difference is that creative individuals have talents that allow them to create and express a reality that others may appreciate, rather than simply constructing an internal, mental reality."