March 6, 2003
1. Andy Reaume: Jeremiah in Ireland
2. Welsh = Levites?
3. The Name "Brit-Am" and Criticisms
4. The Role of Joseph
1. Andy Reaume: Jeremiah in Ireland
You've indicated in "Brit-Am Now"-209
receiving the genealogy chart I sent you.
In regards to Jeremiah having been and ministered in Ireland, Irish
tradition has it that indeed Jeremiah did sojourn to Ireland via Egypt, and
that the tradition has been around several thousand of years prior to any
British genealogy lines being traced by scholars or researchers.
Have you ever wondered why so many Irish men and boys are named 'Jeremie'?
You will not find the grave or bones of Jeremiah in the land of Israel, for
he was buried in Lough Crew Hill, near Old Castle, Co. Meath in Ireland;
moreover the ancient Irish knew him as Ollam Fodhla.
Until next time,
2. Welsh = Levites?
From: Yahn Investments
Subject: britam 208
Yair...The post regarding the welsh is most interesting..the bit of
research that I had done indicated that the Welsh were most likely
Levites..the recent post here suggesting that they were Sabbath keepers and
bore the wrath of the papacy directly, and later the Church of England,
would indicate that amongst those peoples were the remnant of the Church
God..since no one else but Israel had the Sabbath, and the Levites in
particular the priesthood, this, if this report is true, would give
credence to that understanding..their fighting skills also would indicate
the Levites, who gave no quarter when it come to being nasty if it was
required..perhaps that is why God gave them the priesthood, because once
that natural strength was harnassed correctly, it would be tenacious in the
protection of the truth...since Levites were also singers and minstrels in
Israel, I have often wondered about many of our entertainers today..many
have levitical names and though the world sees them as Jewish, I wonder if
they are not of Levi as well....keep up your efforts, though I don't agree
with all you write, your sincerity and zeal in ascertaining the truth is
commendable and refreshing..not unlike my own in discovering my own roots..boyd
3. The Name "Brit-Am" and Criticisms
Subject: Shalom! Great new look on website
Shalom to you and your family Yair
website is looking much better :)
this particular quote: "It also hints at both Britain [Brit] and America
[Am], and through the name "Brit" [meaning "covenant"], also at Judah.
"Brit-Am" has branches all over the world, especially in the U.S.A. The
center is in Jerusalem, the capital of Israel."
some people are turned off by such remarks; they told me they stopped
reading beyond the point where they encountered any suggestion of
linguistic relationship between the words "Britain" and Brit Am, and
between the name of America and the alleged relationship to the name of the
son of Menahshe.
...i would think that you have researched the origin of the name
"Britain." is it reasonable to suggest a link there between the Ivrit
'Brit'? if so, then that has not been properly or adequately shown.
Brit Am is up against a lot because of the garbage that has preceded the
movement, and "guilt by association" is a common human reflex.
Reply by Yair: We try to accommodate everybody but there is a limit to how
far we should go. Some people are just stubbornly contrary. We prove
Brit-Am case from several directions. I believe names are significant but
for people who cannot share this approach there are plenty of other lines
of evidence we also adduce.
The Ivrit (Hebrew) "Brit" means covenant. Whether or not there was a
historical connection between "Britain" and "Brit" I do not know. I do
believe that contrary to what some say the Island of Britain was called
that from an early state and that other forms
that are sometimes quoted (such as "Pretanoi" or what not) are derived from
the name Britain and not vice-versa.
America was historically named after Americo Vespucci and Americo is a form
of the Hebrew name "Ha-Macheri" meaning
"pertaining to Machir" and "Machir" was the first born son of Manasseh. I
do not see how anybody can say that this is not significant
but if they do then we have additional proofs. If they do not want to
believe in the first place then the chances are they will not do so no
4. The Role of Joseph
Joseph (Britain and North America and their kinfolk) was blessed that he
should rule over other nations and influence and guide world affairs as we
have shown in some detail elsewhere. This is part of the inherent role of
Joseph and in a sense his duty.
This is what he must do to fulfil his destiny and this is what he is doing
more or less as he should.
There are some who say that before Joseph goes off reforming other nations
etc he should first correct himself. The answer is
that involving himself with other nations is part of his duty and if he
waits until he is spiritually correct he will probably end up doing nothing.
[The Preacher 11:4] HE THAT OBSERVETH THE WIND SHALL NOT SOW; AND HE THAT
REGARDETH THE CLOUDS SHALL NOT REAP.
Joseph conducting a war or whatnot as part of his task is doing the will
GOD and as such is duty bound to prosecute such an enterprise with all his
might and this is his primary duty during the time
At the same time there is a principle that when one finds oneself in danger
or at risk then he should be more careful spiritually and morally. For the
sake of all our peoples and for the sake of ourselves it would behoove all
of us to better ourselves as far as we can. It can only help if we all try
and say an extra prayer or do some extra kindness or try and correct a
fault we may have or read the Bible somewhat. Sometimes whatever virtues
and good deeds we may gain can also serve others and help our nations.
A few extracts from our past commentary on the blessings of Balaam in the
Book of numbers may be pertinent here:
Balaam intended to curse Israel but God forced him to bless them instead.
On a personal level we can learn that we should endeavor to use whatever
have to our own advantage. Circumstance may have placed limitations on our
abilities in some directions. Somewhere God has predetermined for us other
possibilities that conform to the way we were individually predispositioned.
[Numbers 22:5] HE SENT MESSENGERS THEREFORE UNTO BALAAM THE SON OF BEOR TO
PETHOR, WHICH IS BY THE RIVER OF THE LAND OF THE CHILDREN OF HIS PEOPLE,
CALL HIM, SAYING, BEHOLD, THERE IS A PEOPLE COME OUT FROM EGYPT: BEHOLD,
THEY COVER THE FACE OF THE EARTH, AND THEY ABIDE OVER AGAINST ME:
BALAAM was some kind of religious leader and chief magician. Balaam
hated Israel even more than Balak did. Balak at least had an excuse: He was
afraid the Israelites might attack his land or at least constrict the
powers of his nation. Balaam was fueled more by pure hatred. He resented
the religious truth that the Israelite nation proclaimed. In a sense Balaam
was one of the first anti-Semites. Hatred of Britain and America is also
similar to anti-semitism and very often the enemies of the Jewish people
are also enemies of the Anglo-Saxons and vice-versa. Even the
super-"patriots" who in some cases are anti-Jewish are often
counter-productive (when you look into it) to their own self-proclaimed
The Midrash says:
<<And you find that Israel will not be redeemed until they become one
unity, as it says,
[Jeremiah 3:18] IN THOSE DAYS THE HOUSE OF JUDAH SHALL GO UNTO THE HOUSE
ISRAEL, AND THEY SHALL COME TOGETHER OUT OF THE LAND OF THE NORTH TO THE
LAND THAT I HAVE GIVEN FOR AN INHERITANCE UNTO YOUR FATHERS.
Only when they are one unity will they merit receiving the Divine Presence.>>
Tanchuma, Nitzavim, 1;18
[Numbers 23:8] HOW SHALL I CURSE, WHOM GOD HATH NOT CURSED? OR HOW SHALL
DEFY, WHOM THE LORD HATH NOT DEFIED?
[Numbers 23:9] FOR FROM THE TOP OF THE ROCKS I SEE HIM, AND FROM THE
HILLS I BEHOLD HIM: LO, THE PEOPLE SHALL DWELL ALONE, AND SHALL NOT BE
RECKONED AMONG THE NATIONS.
Alone and not with other peoples, not subject to the same limitations as
But above them though bearing heavier responsibilities.
[Numbers 23:10] WHO CAN COUNT THE DUST OF JACOB, AND THE NUMBER OF THE
FOURTH PART OF ISRAEL? LET ME DIE THE DEATH OF THE RIGHTEOUS, AND LET MY
LAST END BE LIKE HIS!
Innumerous people, very very many.
[Numbers 23:19] GOD IS NOT A MAN, THAT HE SHOULD LIE; NEITHER THE SON OF
MAN, THAT HE SHOULD REPENT: HATH HE SAID, AND SHALL HE NOT DO IT? OR HATH
HE SPOKEN, AND SHALL HE NOT MAKE IT GOOD?
The blessings on the whole at one level were unconditional and have to be
See Genesis 22;17 By Myself have I sworn says God, by Himself,
[Numbers 23:20] BEHOLD, I HAVE RECEIVED COMMANDMENT TO BLESS: AND
BLESSED; AND I CANNOT REVERSE IT.
It cannot be reversed.
[Numbers 23:21] HE HATH NOT BEHELD INIQUITY IN JACOB, NEITHER HATH HE SEEN
PERVERSENESS IN ISRAEL: THE LORD HIS GOD IS WITH HIM, AND THE SHOUT OF A
KING IS AMONG THEM.
<<HE HATH NOT BEHELD INIQUITY IN JACOB>>: Sins that we have as
do not necessarily always weigh against the nation as a whole. Even though
in one sense our peoples are quite immoral in many ways on a higher
national level (compared to other nations) the Almighty does not
necessarily look at our sins.
The word translated as shoutis "truah" which also denotes exultation.
A kinghere can be understood to mean God. God is with him (Israel) since
exultation in God is in his heart, even if he is not always consciously
aware of it..
[Numbers 23:22] GOD BROUGHT THEM OUT OF EGYPT; HE HATH AS IT WERE THE
STRENGTH OF AN UNICORN.
A unicorn: In Hebrew "raem": a raem is sometimes described as a kind
ancient giant buffalo-like bull that once existed (in AKKADIAN RIMU) or
an antelope BUT the name was also applied to a unicorn. It is translated
unicorn in the Septuagent (Greek translation) and major early commentators
(Saadia Gaon, Yehudah HaLevi, etc) understood it to mean unicorn. Unicorns
were depicted in Egyptian and Assyrian heraldic emblems. Unicorn
the name was understood. Aside from the question as to whether unicorns
ever existed, it is enough that the concept was known. The unicorn became
the emblem of Scotland: the Scottish coat of arms has two unicorns. When
Scotland united with England the lion and the unicorn were together on the
British coat of arms. The Midrash says that raem (unicorn) was the symbol
of Menasseh. In our passage Israel is likened to a unicorn. Only in Britain
does the unicorn appear as a national symbol. Scotland had two unicorns
and Scotsmen and Scots-Irish were very important in American History.
Nearly all American Presidents were of Scots-Irish origin.
[Numbers 23:23] SURELY THERE IS NO ENCHANTMENT AGAINST JACOB, NEITHER IS
THERE ANY DIVINATION AGAINST ISRAEL: ACCORDING TO THIS TIME IT SHALL BE
SAID OF JACOB AND OF ISRAEL, WHAT HATH GOD WROUGHT!
NO ENCHANTMENT AGAINST JACOB: if we cling to God we do not have
witchcraft, evil eye, spiritualism, voodoo, etc. A lot of superstitions may
have something in them though some claim they are all gimmicks etc.
Whatever the case we should cling to the Almighty and disregard other
powers whether real or not.
WHAT HATH GOD WROUGHT: Certain things are decreed and will happen no
matter what anybody does.
[Numbers 23:24] BEHOLD, THE PEOPLE SHALL RISE UP AS A GREAT LION, AND LIFT
UP HIMSELF AS A YOUNG LION: HE SHALL NOT LIE DOWN UNTIL HE EAT OF THE PREY,
AND DRINK THE BLOOD OF THE SLAIN.
Here we have Israel likened to a lion; above Israel was likened to a
unicorn. The lion and the unicorn feature on the British national coat of
arms as the official symbol of Britain. The Jews are also symbolized
[Numbers 23:25] AND BALAK SAID UNTO BALAAM, NEITHER CURSE THEM AT ALL, NOR
BLESS THEM AT ALL.
It works both ways. IN Proverbs it says that the kindness of a wicked
person is cruel. Sometimes it is better not to have anything to do with a
bad person even if you think you can benefit from associating with him or
[Numbers 24:5] HOW GOODLY ARE THY TENTS, O JACOB, AND THY TABERNACLES, O
This hints at proper family life. God wants the Israelites to live well and
properly. This is good at the individual level and ensures national
vitality and survival.
[Numbers 24:6] AS THE VALLEYS ARE THEY SPREAD FORTH, AS GARDENS BY
RIVER'S SIDE, AS THE TREES OF LIGN ALOES WHICH THE LORD HATH PLANTED, AND
AS CEDAR TREES BESIDE THE WATERS.
Settled in rich fertile areas where the geographical surroundings are
conducive to the production of wealth and prosperity.
[Numbers 24:7] HE SHALL POUR THE WATER OUT OF HIS BUCKETS, AND HIS SEED
SHALL BE IN MANY WATERS, AND HIS KING SHALL BE HIGHER THAN AGAG, AND HIS
KINGDOM SHALL BE EXALTED.
POUR THE WATER OUT OF HIS BUCKETS: The Commentator, The Natziv, on this
verse brings a tradition concerning a partial exile of Israelites even
before the Assyrian Conquest and Exile of the Ten Tribes.
He says: In the time of the Judges there were many wars and many were
expelled amongst the peoples of the world.
AGAG represents the most powerful ruler in the non-Israelite world. Israel
will surpass his might.
"Many waters": in all Oceans and on every sea. A powerful
[Numbers 24:8] GOD BROUGHT HIM FORTH OUT OF EGYPT; HE HATH AS IT WERE THE
STRENGTH OF AN UNICORN: HE SHALL EAT UP THE NATIONS HIS ENEMIES, AND SHALL
BREAK THEIR BONES, AND PIERCE THEM THROUGH WITH HIS ARROWS.
A mighty nation defeating all its enemies. There is hardly a nation in the
world that at some stage or other was not defeated in battle by Britain
and/or the USA. Again we have the symbol of the Unicorn. The Midrash
(Numbers Rabah 2;7) says that the unicorn is the symbol of Menasseh. It is
true that the unicorn is now part of the symbolic coat of arms of the UK
but they derived it from Scotland which has two unicorns on its standard.
The USA is dominated by Menasseh. Is the above verse hinting that Menasseh
(symbolized by the unicorn) would end up being the most powerful tribe?
[Numbers 24:9] HE COUCHED, HE LAY DOWN AS A LION, AND AS A GREAT LION:
WHO SHALL STIR HIM UP? BLESSED IS HE THAT BLESSETH THEE, AND
CURSED IS HE
THAT CURSETH THEE.
Again a lion. Lion and unicorn = symbols of Britain.
[Numbers 24:18] AND EDOM SHALL BE A POSSESSION, SEIR ALSO SHALL BE A
POSSESSION FOR HIS ENEMIES; AND ISRAEL SHALL DO VALIANTLY.
This is explained to mean that Israel will inherit the territory of Edom.
It could also mean that Israel will inherit the power and position of Edom.
Much of the non-Israelite world and part of the Israelite one is in control
of elite groups partially descended from Edomites.
[Numbers 24:22] NEVERTHELESS THE KENITE SHALL BE WASTED, UNTIL ASSHUR SHALL
CARRY THEE AWAY CAPTIVE.
The Kenites here are those who were to convert together with Jethro and
attach themselves to the Children of Israel. They always remained as
somewhat separate group. They were exiled by the Assyrians with the Ten
Tribes. They are destined to return with them (Rashi). Traditionally the
Kenites were derived from Midian and were much darker than most Israelites.
Who could they be today?
The Celtic British and Irish and at least part of the other Celtic
peoples called themselves Iberi (i.e. "Hebrews") and are so listed in the
Geography of Ptolemy. Iberi means Hebrews.
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