December 17, 2002
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3. Letter from Marianne
4. woodrow lovett :The Celtic Toe
5. The Celts by Raymond E. Hunter
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3. Letter from Marianne
I'm very interested in the lost 10 tribes. I used to study with Dr. Gene
Scott, who taught the migration of the 10 tribes into Europe. Based on much
Biblical information, I believe that some of the lost tribes are in each of
the European countries, as well as the U.S.A., Australia, New Zealand and
Canada. It's very sad that because of British/Israelism, the baby has been
thrown out with the bathwater. I find it significant that Great Britain,
the U.S. and Israel are equally hated. Could it be because Satan knows
where the 10 tribes are and his hatred is therefore directed basically
against the countries the 10 tribes are located in? Please let me know
where I can get more information. The sites I found under the 10 tribes,
all are definitely lacking, except for yours.
4.woodrow lovett :The Celtic Toe
I read and article in the Family Tree (http://electricscotland.com) by Dr.
Raymond E. Hunter, and in this article he discussed the the fact that in
Celtic people the big toe is the same length as the next toe. he
stated:other nationalities the big toe was much longer than the nest toe.
They have used this to tract Celtic migration from the central Atlantic
down through the Carolinas and into Georgia in the 1700.
It seems that the Dutch Boers have this gene from the Celtic Dutch from two
thousand years ago. The article is
"the Celts..or, is it Kelts.
5. The Celts by Raymond E. Hunter
Beginning in the 800s BC and lasting through the end of the millennium, a
remarkable people spread from the region of southeastern Germany, part of
Austria, and part of Hungary throughout most of central and Western Europe.
Known simply as Celts when the expansion began, they differentiated into
sub-groups as they settled in present-day Spain, Portugal, France, the
British Isles, northern Italy, southern Germany, parts of Scandinavia, and
even parts of western Russia.The Celtic people were great warriors and
great artisans; most of the bronze found across the Mediterranean countries
came from Celtic mines and smelters. They provided many of the fine
stonemasons who built impressive edifices in the Greek and Roman Empires.
few writings in Celtic have survived, and we know about the Celtic people
mostly from writings by people in neighboring countries, such as the Greeks
and Romans. The Celtic people who settled in today's France became known as
Gauls. When the Romans invaded Gaul in the first century BC, there ensued a
titanic struggle, with the Gauls led by Vercingetorix. The fierce
independence of the Celtic people worked to the disadvantage of
Vercingetorix, as he had to rely on voluntary support from the independent
tribes within Gaul - who were as likely to fight each other as they were to
fight the common enemy. Even so, Vercingetorix fought the Romans to a
standstill - an accomplishment never before realized during the Roman
Empire expansion - until Vercingetorix made a military mistake in splitting
his army. He and part of his forces were trapped in Alesia, and eventually
to save the townspeople, he surrendered. He was taken to Rome and tortured
to death in 45 BC. Many of the Gauls fled the region rather than submit to
foreign rule; they traveled completely across Europe to settle in what is
today central Turkey. The region became known as Galatia, from the word
Gaul (cf. Paul's letters to the Galatians).The Celtic people in the Iberian
Peninsula, being more thinly spread, were more easily conquered by the
Romans, who occupied most of the peninsula in the second century BC.
It was in the British Isles that the Celts left their biggest mark. The
first wave of Celts, in the period of about 600 - 400 BC, spread across the
islands and became known as Gaels. In about 150 BC, a second wave, known as
Brythons, spread across southern England. It is from the word "Brython"
that we get the names "Briton," for the people in southern and central
England, and "Breton," for those who fled the Romans and Anglo-Saxons and
settled in northern France.The Romans began their invasion of Britain in 55
BC, but left after two invasion forces had been thoroughly defeated by the
Brythonic Celts. They returned in great force a hundred years later, and
there ensued a costly and tedious effort to subdue the Celtic tribes in
today's England. After nearly a hundred years, the Romans reached the neck
of the island, where Hadrian built the wall known by his name, across
approximately the boundary between present-day Scotland and England. That
wall was built as protection against the Scots (and/or Picts, as the
eastern Scots were sometimes known). But the Romans could not hold the
country against the Scots, the frequently rebellious Britons, and the Gaels
in the western regions, known as Welsh, especially with the new problems of
Angles and Saxons raiding the southeastern coastline. In 410 AD, the Romans
left for good, telling the Britons to "see to their own defenses." For a
period of about 400 years, the Roman Empire had poured a substantial part
of their military might into an unsuccessful attempt to conquer the Gaels
and Britons - whereas in their other campaigns, they had managed to conquer
every country they had invaded in short order.In subsequent years, the
increasing pressure of Anglo-Saxons invasions from regions of present-day
Germany pushed the Britons into present-day Wales, southern Scotland, and
the Bretonic region of northern France.
Because of the paucity of written records, the scope of Celtic settlement
across Europe has not been easy to establish. One feature already mentioned
that is strongly associated with Celtic blood lines is red hair; a great
majority of people in the world who have red hair will be found to have a
Celtic ancestor. But that feature is not uniquely associated with the
Celts, so the spread of Celtic people in such areas as present-day Germany
and Scandinavia has not been accepted by all authorities. During World War
II, a discovery was made that only recently has received meticulous
research. A couple of doctors in medical centers in England noticed that
there was a feature of Scots and Welsh soldiers wounded in battle that was
not present with English, Germans, and other nationalities. The former
frequently had a big toe (or great toe) that was the same length as the
next toe; all others had great toes markedly longer. They marked that down
for research after the war ended, but it was only a few years ago that
definitive research was done that has led to a remarkable discovery. They
found that there were burial sites across Britain where the skeletons were
completely of one ethnic group, such as Celtic burial sites on islands
along the Scottish northwest coast, and pre-Celtic burial sites in southern
England. Results from studies of those burial sites showed that to a 95
probability Celtic remains had a big toe the same length as, or shorter
than, the next toe, while pre-Celtic remains had a big toe longer than the
one next to it. That study was expanded to cover burial sites in other
parts of Europe and Asia, with the same results. Because the so-called
Celtic toe can disappear after many generations of intermarriage, it is not
a necessary condition to having a Celtic ancestor, but it is a sufficient
one: if a person has the Celtic toe, he or she is almost certain to be of
Celtic descent.That discovery should allow a much better mapping of the
extent of Celtic settlement across Europe. The Celtic toe has been found in
abundance in southern and central Germany and across western and central
Scandinavia. It has been found in present-day descendants of the Dutch
Boers who settled in South Africa over a hundred years ago; the only source
of that gene is from the Celtic Dutch of two thousand years ago. It could
be used to map the Scottish migration route from the central Atlantic down
through the Carolinas and into Georgia in the 1700s.
None of which can detract from the growing appreciation of a people who had
an enormous influence on European history, and whose traits of fierce
independence, unparalleled military prowess and courage, and love of
education, science, and the arts continue to wield a powerful influence on
present-day world civilization.
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