ISRAEL’S SECOND LAND OF PROMISE
(II Samuel Chapter 7:10)
THE APPOINTED PLACE
"Moreover, I willl appoint a place for My people Israel, and will plant them, that they may dwell in a place of their own, and move no more; neither shall the children of wickedness afflict them any more, as before-time."
WHERE WAS THE PLACE OF ISRAEL'S EXILE?
E. ODLUM with acknowledgment to God’s Covenant Man
THE distance to which Israel was carried from their own country in about 721 B.C. was not less than 700 miles in a north and east direction. The Syrian desert, the river Euphrates, the Mesopotamian region, the Tigris, and three ranges of the Kurdistan mountains intervened between Samaria and the new home of Israel in captivity. In this district were the cities and regions of Halah, Habor and the river Gozan, which flowed into the Caspian Sea, as it does today.
This new home was on the high tablelarids of Media and Armenia, at the head waters of the Tigris and the Euphrates, the Gozan, and other rivers running into the Black and Caspian seas. Hence when the time came for the scattering, as foretold in the Scriptures, they had the choice of going eastward towards Japan and India, westward towards Asia Minor and Graecia, and northward into the land now called Russia. This land was formerly called Scythia, being named after the Israelites who went by that name, according to the Grecian writers especially Herodotus.
As a matter of fact, these Israelites went in all directions, and made known their presence and teachings in India, Japan Korea, Manchuria, Asia Minor, Graecia, Russia and all the countries of Europe as well.
Before these Israelites of the Ten-tribed Kingdom scattered, as was intended by the Almighty they aided the Medes and Persians to break the power of their captors, Assyria; and afterwards Babylon went down before their prowess. In this way the very countries that had exiled them and their brethren of the House of Judah at a later date were punished by these same Israelites as they were coming into freedom and power. Alexander the Great made a treaty with them by which he was enabled not only to conquer Persia, but the countries farther east. And in addition Alexander and his Macedonian soldiers, as well as the renowned Greek warriors were all of Israel.
In the 6th and 7th centuries B.C. the Israelites were on their way to the lands to which they were divinely led. They passed mainly into the south-east of Europe between the Black and Caspiari seas. They had to go through the passes of the Caucasian mountains, and many of them crossed into the Crimea. where they and their descendants lived many generations, and to which land they gave their name. They were known as the Khumri, hence the Kymry, the Crimea where they settled. This name came from Omrii, one of their kings, and after him the Assyrians called all the Israelites, as is seen on their inscriptions.
In the Crimea there were many cemeteries, and in these large numbers of tombstones have been found with Hebrew inscriptions. These tell that the people buried there were of the Exile, and give the dates as well as to what tribes those buried belong to. Oxonian and many other writers assert that the religion of India as given by Sakya Muni, the Shinto religion of Japan, and the basic teachings of Confucius belong to the Israelites of the eastern migrations. The dynasties of the Arsacid and the Sassun of later Persia and the Parthia were lsraelitish, as were the Saka, or Saca of the east, and who were later known as the Saxons.
Sharon Turner says: The Anglo-Saxons, Lowland Scots, Normans and Danes have all sprung from that great fountain of the human race which we have distinguished by the terms Scythia and Gothic... The first appearance of the Scythian tribes in Europe may be placed in the 7th century before the Christian era.,. The Scythians, formerly inconsiderable and few, possessed a narrow region on the Araxes; but by degrees they extended their boundaries on all sides, till at last they raised their nation to great empire and glory... The migrating Scythians crossed the Araxes, passed out of Asia, and suddenly appeared in Europe in the 6th century B.C.
Esdras, the prophet. tells us that the Ten Tribes left their exile and moved away westward across the Euphrates, beyond Armenia, to a place called Ar-Sareth (City or Hill of Sareth). To the N.W.of the Black Sea is a river called Sareth, to be seen on the maps to this day.
Herodotus, speaking of the same date as that of Esdras, though these men had no knowledge of each other, says:
"The Scythians emerged from beyond the Euphrates across the Armenian river, Araxes.”
And many historians are a unit in declaring That the Scythians are our Anglo-Saxon forefathers.
WH.M. MiIner says:
"The fugitive host, starting from Upper Media, passed the north end of Lake Urmi into the mountain vaIleys of the Kurds. Here some dropped off, and their children became in after ages the Nestorian Church. These were, for thirteen centuries, the missionaries of Asia".
Their derivation from the "Lost Tribes" of Israel is proved by Dr Asahel Grant in his work on the Nestorians.
“No sooner is Armenia entered than we come to the river Engl, a town Angl, a town and mountain Sakh - all eloquently testifying to the passage by Lake Van of the Engls, or Anglo-Saxons.”
And in these Armenian mountains are the villages of the Sassun - (the Irish name or term of contempt for the hated English, the “Sassanachs”) These exiles in their journey had to pass Cappadocia, Phrygia, and Pontus. The main mass passed on, while many scattered ones settled by the way. Those who went up the head waters of the Euphrates would pass Mel-Asgerd, Tav-Asgerd - names suggestive of the Asgard whence our ancestors came.
"They entered into the Euphrates by the narrow passages of the river," as Esdras tells us, and then crossed the Araxes, as Herodotus says the Scythians did on coming from Asia to South Russia, or Scythia.
Having crossed the Araxes they passed a place called Penyak (a Hebrew term for God to show His face), and then on to Barkh-el (Hebrew meaning God’s blessing), and a little farther on they came to a stream called Israel-Su which led them to the shores of the Black Sea.
In the Crimea are the town of Sak and Lake Sak, which commemorate the occupancy for hundreds of years by these early Saxons on their way westward to the "Isles of the Sea,” spoken of by the prophets.
The ancient river Gozan, to which the Ten Tribes were carried as exiles, flows from the head waters of the Tigris and Euphrates northward into the Caspian Sea. To the westward of one of the branches of the Gozan is the town of Sakiz; and southward is the noted Behistun Rock, which proves that the Saka, Sakai, and the Gimiri, or Khumri, are identical. As elsewhere said, the tombstones discovered in the Crimea prove that this region was the home of the Israelites for a long time, and that they were on their way going north-west from their Assyrian exile, which took place 721 B.C. Darius tells on the Behistun Rock in three languages that he fought against the Saka. In the Babylonian translation, the word Saka is interpreted by the word Gimiri. These were the Khumri or Cymri to one, and the Saka to the other.
Sir A.H.Layard and Sir H.Rawlinson were the discoverers of the Behistun Rock. In Europe, these early exiled "wanderers” were known as Dacians, Cimbri, Cherusci, Goths, Saccae, Scythians, Angles, Jutes, Danes and Getae. Some of them, the most powerful; were named the Tauric Saccae. These were the Basildac of the Greeks, arid the Reguli of the Latins. The House of Joseph always was at the head of the Israelite Kingdom of the Ten Tribes. And Angle was the Joseph, Hebrew name, meaning Bull.
Herodotus says the Persians called the Scythians by the name Sakai, and SharonTurner identifies these very people as the ancestors of the Anglo-Saxons. The old Greek writers spoke often of the valour, the prowess, and the undaunted spirit of these Scythians. They say: "No nation on earth could match them. They were unconquerable.”
These Scythians, or Saccae, told Herodotus that to the time of the fruitless invasion of their territory by Darius, the Persian (about 500 BC.), from the time of their first king, was just 1,000 years. We read in Deuteronomy 33:5 that Moses was Israel’s first king. From 500 B.C. back to 1,500 B.C., to the time of Moses, is just 1,000 years.
The Daki and Getae of the Danube valley, B.C. 350 to AD. 100, shifted northward and westward, keeping in the main lines of the waterways provided by the rivers, especially the Danube.
The Getae and Gothi, or Gauthi, were the same people. The word Daki is but the hardened form of the earlier Saki. The Hebrew Tsak becomes "Sak and Dak and Tak.”
The Khumri, or Cimbri, who burst upon Rome 113 B.C., came from the east up the Danube. They won many battles, but in the end the Roman General Marius drove them northwards in the direction God intended and ordered Israel to go. They are the Cimbri of Tacitus, and about the time of Christ were in Denmark, which was called the Chersonesus Cimbrica, or peninsula of the Cimbri; and Denmark was even called Brittia at that time.
The Cherusci, who in AD. 9 beat back the arms of Rome in the historic battle of the TeutobergerWald, given as one of the fifteen decisive battles of the world, are admitted to have been the advance guard of those who later on were known as the Saxons. One of the most wonderful migrations in the world's history was that of Odin and his hosts from Asgard to the west and north.
Sharon Turner says:
“The human existence of Odin appears to me to be satisfactorily proved by two facts. The founders of the Anglo-Saxon Octarchy deduced their descent from Odin by genealogies, in which the ancestors are distinctly mentioned up to him. These genealogies have the appearance of greater authenticity by not being the servile copies of each other. They exhibit to us different individuals in the successive stages of the ancestry of each; and they claim different children of Odin as founders of the lines. These genealogies are purely Anglo-Saxon. Secondly the other circumstance is that the Northern Chroniclers and Scalds derive their heroes also from Odin by different children. Snorre, in his 'Ynglinga Saga’ gives a detailed history of Sweden regularly from Odin; and though the Northerners cannot be suspected of having borrowed their genealogies from the Anglo-Saxons, yet they agree in some of the children ascribed to Odin. This coincidence between the genealogies, preserved in their new country, of men who left the north during the subsequent ages, could not have arisen if there never had been an Odin who left such children.”
Haigh, in his ‘Conquest of Britain by the Romans' fully agrees with the views of Sharon Turner. Odin was a Scythian or Gothic leader of an enormous multitude of Anglo-Saxon-Scyths, or Goths from Asgard (Kiev), on the Dneiper (Daneiper) in S.E. Russia. They passed into N.W. Germany and Scandinavia about AD. 250. The great French writer, M. Paul du Chaillu, quoting a Norse writer, says:
"At this time, the Asia men came from the east and settled in the northern lands. Their leader was called Odin. He had many Sons, and they all became great men.”
Another Saga, quoted by Chaillu, says: Odin was a mighty warrior and travelled far and wide, and became owner of many realms .. He was so successful that in every battle he gained the victory... Odin owned a great deal of land in Swithiod the Great, whose capital was Asgard (Kiev on the Dneiper); Great Swithiod was Scythia. or Skythia in the S.E. of Russia.
It extended from the Caspian, westward. 500 miles, and from the Black Sea, north, 500 miles, even to the shores of the Baltic. The western part of Swithiod, or Great Scythia, was known as Sax-Land. One says of Odin:
"Being a prophet, he knew that his descendants would live in the northern part of the world... Having set his brothers to rule in Asgard he left with his many folk.”
Odin in Hebrew is Audin. Od’n the more exact form. Milner thinks that Odin is the person referred to by John the Revelator, where he saw "A white horse, and he that sat on him had a bow, and a crown was given unto him, and he went forth conquering and to conquer."
The 'white horse' was common to the early Saxons, and was held sacred, much as the white bull of the early English. Odin’s sons were kings over different European nations, and from these in convergence came the present Sovereign of England. Odin’s journey to Norway took him from Asgard northward to Gardarike, thence westward to Sax-land, thence north to Odinse, thence to Lesser Swithiod, on the south of the Baltic Sea, and lastly to Denmark and Scandinavia, from which places in after ages the Danes, Norsemen, and their kindred poured across the ocean into Britannia, the land of the Naval covenant. The Royal House Genealogy traces Odin from the tribe of Judah and his wife from the line of King David. His wife was Frea, grand-daughter of King Lucius, who descended from Anna of the Davidic line.
It is a fact that the Tudor, Stuart, Saxon, Norman, Hanoverian, Danish and Saxe-Coburg royal lines converged in the present line of sovereigns of the House of Israel in Britain, and Odin is traceable all through, following the roval lines of his many sons.
The Sealing of the Tribes, as given in Revelation, sets forth very forcefully how the Lord was taking care of His Israel dunng the time of the vast and numerous invasions of Europe and Western Asia by the barbaric hordes, racially different from Israel. Some of these were the Saracenian, Slavic, Mongolian, Assyrian, Tartar and Philistine invasions.
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