THE DYNASTY OF DAVID ESTABLISHED IN GREAT BRITAIN
An Address given at an International Conference in London, on
6th July 1920, by the late Rev. W.M.H. Milner, UK
THE Hebrew origin of our Race and the Davidic descent of our Royal Family are two interdependent themes, and the two discoveries have proceeded simultaneously. In 1837, John Wilson commenced his enquiry into the Israelitish origin of the Anglo-Saxons, on which he began to lecture in the following year, publishing his lectures in book form in 1840. His third edition was issued in 1844. It was in this latter year that the Rev. F.R.A.Glover began to investigate those remarkable facts in Irish history which led him to the conclusion, first published in 1860, that the Royal House of Britain is descended from King David. Basing upon this and other investigations, the Rev. A.B. Grimaldi published in 1877 his pedigree of Queen Victoria from the Bible Kings. In 1884 was issued a remarkable Heraldic Chart by Shirley Smith; while the subsequent discoveries are incorporated in the widely circulated treatise, published by the I.B.- I.A.under the title 'The Royal House of Britain an Enduring Dynasty'.
In 1903 it occurred to me to verify the statements made in Mr.Glover's book. Before he died, in 1881, he wrote me a kind letter of appreciation which was very
encouraging to one who was then only on the threshold of what has proved to be a continually more and more interesting study of British-Israel truth. I was, therefore, very much put out when a persistent correspondent in 1902 accused Mr.Glover of having falsified the evidence. I determined to test this matter, and in the course of a fortnight's close reading found al lMr. Glover' sauthorities, as well as other valuable matter now for the first time unearthed, went over all his quotations line by line, and proved them true.
These facts came plainly out:
1. The early presence of Dan in Ireland.
2. The subsequent coming of the also Hebrew Scots.
3. The appearance amongst them of a Jewish legislator in the 6th century B.C.
4. His enforcement of the Law of the Ten Commandments, commemorated in the name Tara.
5. His simultaneous institution of a Hebrew University-'School of the Prophets'.
6. The marriage of the King-Paramount of Ireland to an Eastern, in fact, a Jewish Princess.
7. Their coronation on Jacob's Stone.
8. The subsequent descent from that marriage of the Royal House of Britain.
Endomed in the historic Four Courts at Dublin, in companionship with Moses, is the medallion portrait of that great Irish legislator, identified by Mr.Glover with
Jeremiah. He is called the Ollam Fodhla. Both words are Hebrew, meaning Wonderful Prophet. As showing how exact Mr.Glover's evidence is, I found that two old Irish authorities made the interval between the ascertained date of the founding of Emania (the ancient capital of Ulster) - B. C. 346 - and the coming of Ollam Fodhla, to be eight generations, or 240 years. Reckoning backwards from B.C. 346, this would make Ollam flourish B.C.586, by which date Jerusalem had been sacked by Nebuchadnezzar, and Jeremiah, with the Heiress to the Throne, had left Palestine. Thus, the epoch of Ollam Fodhla is the epoch of Jeremiah.
Under his auspices the Eastern Princess with the Hebrew name-Tea Tephi, that is, in Hebrew, the Beautiful or Beloved Wanderer-was wedded to the Heremon or Arch-king, Eochaidh. She is called the daughter of Lughaidh, an Irish equivalent of Beth-El, whence came, we believe, the Coronation Stone, the Lia Fail or 'Stone of Destiny' of Irish, Scottish and British Royal history. From wedded Heremon and Tephi, crowned on the Stone as King and Queen of Israel in the West, descended through two early historic characters, Ugaine the Great and Angus the Prolific, the lines of Fergus, Kenneth, and the Stuarts. At the coronation of each Scottish king the bards sang the royal genealogy. Those of William the Lion and Alexander III, are recorded in Skene's 'Chronicle of the Scots' and Stillingfleet's 'Origins Britannicae'. Each of them is traced back to Fergus, Angus, Ugaine and Heremon. By this means we arrive at the following genealogy. Eighteen
generations from David to Zedekiah, whose daughter married Heremon. Eleven generations thence to Angus the Prolific of Tara, ancestor of both Irish and Scottish kings. From him thirty-four generations to Kenneth MacAlpin. Four lines, Stuart, Bruce, Plantagenet, and Guelph bring us in twenty-eight generations to George I, whence eight more lead us to Prince David. H.M.King George V., and H.M.Queen Mary are thus each in the ninety-ninth generation from King David. The hundredth is Prince David - Prince Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David, Prince ofWales. And this fits the time exactly. Dimbleby, the 'premier chronologist', gives us B.C.1076 for the birth of King David. Prince David will be 30 in 1924. The interval is a hundred generations, each of thirty years. Thus Glover's and Grimaldi's linking-up of our Stuart kings with the Bible kings of David's House is established.
In 1902 more came to light. I was led to the British Museum and the Royal Library at Windsor, and spent the most fascinating and profitable' fortnight's continuous reading that I ever enjoyed.
In the British Museum there is a MS (bound up in 8 vo, book form, of parchment leaves), said to be of the 10th century. It is No.3859 of the Harleian MSS., and can be seen inthe MSS.room. And it plainly shows the Welsh king Owain, son of Howel the Good and Elen, from whom through Owen Tudor and Henry VII., twenty-nine generations bring us to King George V and Queen Mary (as being herself doubly descended from an Anna, said to be Cousin to the Virgin Mary).That statement is in Latin. In another MS., at Jesus College, this same Anna is introduced with the statement in Welsh that she 'used to be said by the men of Egypt to be cousin to the Virgin Mary'.
This wonderful Anna, ancestress of British and English kings, herself of Royal Hebrew lineage - who was She?
The celebrated King Arthur is said by John of Glastonbury to be straight descended from Joseph of Arimathaea. Now Joseph of Arimathaea is by Eastem tradition said (see Morgan's 'St. Paul in Britain') to have been the younger brother of the father of the Virgin Mary. Thus Joseph was her uncle, and Anna was her cousin and Anna was the daughter of Joseph. Joseph of Arimathaea, the rich trader, came to Britain as the Glastonbury legend reminds us, and she, his daughter, this wonderful Anna of the old manuscripts, married in Britain a prince of Britain, by whom from her was descended King Arthur, and from her was descended King Owain, the ancestor of the Tudor kings.
Here is a little bit of the resulting pedigree:
Anna, being 39th by natural descent, 29th by legal heirship (according to the respective genealogies of St. Luke and St. Matthew) from King David - her daughter
(named in Prof.Rhys and Mr.Brynmor Jones' work on 'The Welsh People') married Lear (through Troy from Judah). Their son was Bran, sumamed 'the Blessed', father of the celebrated Caradoc or Caractacus. This was the Royal British Family taken in honourable captivity to Rome, whose fortunes there are given in detail in Morgan's 'St Paul in Britain'. Children of Caractacus were Linus (first Bishop of Rome) and Claudia, who married the Roman officer, Pudens, and whose children were the first 'saints' of the Christian Church at Rome. The third son of Caractacus, brother of Linus and Claudia, was Cyllinus, father of King Coilus or Coel. From Coel sprang one daughter and one son. The daughter married .into a second Trojan (Judah) line and became the ancestress of the Tecks and Guelphs, from whom has descended Prince David. CoeI's son was Lucius, the Christian King who resigned his crown to preach the Gospel in Bavaria and Switzerland. He had also a daughter and a son. The daughter, Gladys, was the grandmother of Helena, mother of Constantine. From her by that line was descended the princess Elen, who married Howel the Good, and so became the ancestress of the Tudor kings, from whom by intermarriage with the Stuarts came Prince David. The son of Lucius, as given in another old MS., was Cadwallader. He is shown as the father of Frea, who married Odin the Great (circ. A.D. 250), whence Saxon, Norman, Hanoverian and Danish lines lead onwards to Prince David.
To go back to Anna, her son is variously given as Bell, Hell, or Helaius. He was, on the one hand, ancestor of King Arthur, on the other, according to the old Welsh MS., of Howel the Good, husband of Anna's descendant EIen, and father of Owain, from whom sprang Tudor and Stuart kings, and so - Prince David.
Through Anna, the cousin of the Virgin Mary, as well as through Tephi, the daughter of the last reigning King of Judah, there is an average in the descent from David to David of a hundred generations.
Let us now open our Bibles: In Genesis 49:I0, we read,
'The sceptre shall not depart from Judah till he come to whom the gathering of the peoples shall be,' - as King of kings.
He came to suffer - not yet to reign some six centuries after the last obvious bearer of the sceptre of Judah had gone - leaving no successor in Jerusalem. Even so there would be six centuries of the promise unaccounted for, the promise of a perpetual sovereignty. But nineteen centuries more have sped and the King of kings has not yet gathered the peoples under His beneficial rule. That makes 25 centuries of the promise unaccounted for, that specific promise of a perpetual sovereignty.
So much for the promise in Genesis. When, subsequently, in the course of its political evolution the Hebrew state in Palestine became a monarchy, the promise of perpetual sovereignty was made definite in the line of David. For in Jeremiah 33 we read:
"Thus saith the Lord; Davidshall never want a man to sit upon the throne of the house of Israel. If ye can break my covenant of the day, and my covenant of the night, that there should not be day and night in their season; then may also my covenant be broken with David my servant, that he should not have a son to reign upon his throne. I will multiply the seed of David my servant: Thus saith the Lord; If my covenant be not with day and night, and if I have not appointed the ordinances of heaven and earth; Then will I cast away the seed of Jacob, and David my servant, so that I will not take any of his seed to be rulers over the seed of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. For I will cause their captivity to return, and have mercy on them."
Language could not be stronger. The race was to survive.The dynasty was to survive. It is the emphatic promise of a perpetual sovereignty.
Ezekiel 37, portrays the coming into the light again of the long-hidden race and dynasty.
"Thus saith the Lord God; Behold I will take the children of Israel from among the heathen, whither they be gone and will gather them on every side, and bring them into their own land: And I will make them one nation in the land, upon the mountains of Israel; and one king shall be king to them all; and they shall be no more two nations, neither shall they be divided into two kingdoms any more at all. And David my servant shall be king over them."
There is no mistaking the Bible statements. If they mean anything they promise an unbroken Davidic sovereignty. The view which breaks it off at Zedekiah, with Zerubbabel and Herod as a quasi-continuation to the time of the First Advent in no way satisfies the requirements of the case. David's Royal House must be
somewhere still ruling over Israel.
From David to David the generations can be counted through a number of lines, all combining to constitute the Royal House of Britain.
Courtesy: The Kingdom Digest
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