Movement of the Lost Ten Tribes
Brit-Am Now no. 1450
The Lost Ten Tribes of Israel Movement
21 January 2010, 6 Shevet 5770
1. Ancient Eastern Influences in Ireland.
Interesting Observations from Ignatius Donnelly 
2. Trevor Reeves: Searching for New Zealanders
3. Tithes and Offerings for Brit-Am
4. Setting the record Straight: What Does DNA Really Say?
5. What do you mean by "Support Israel and the Jews"?
6. Jews Do Play an Important Role in Brit-Am!
7. The State of Israel in Biblical Prophecy
1. Ancient Eastern Influences in
Interesting Observations from Ignatius Donnelly 
Atlantis, the Antediluvian World by
Ignatius Donnelly 
THE IRISH COLONIES FROM ATLANTIS.
lived in Egypt: they were expelled thence; they stopped a while in Crete, then
in Scythia, then they settled in Africa (See
"History of Ireland," p. 57), at a place called
and lived there during eight generations, say two hundred and fifty years; "then
they entered Spain, where they built
named after their king Breogan:
they dwelt in Spain a considerable time.
a descendant of Breogan,
went on an expedition to Egypt, took part in a war against the Ethiopians,
married the king's daughter,
Scota: he died in Spain, but his
people soon after conquered Ireland. On landing on the coast they offered
sacrifices to Neptune or Poseidon"--the god of Atlantis. (Ibid., p. 58.)
....The Book of Invasions, the "Cin
claims that these Scythians were the Phoenicians; and we are told that a branch
of this family were driven out of Egypt in the time of Moses: "He wandered
through Africa for forty-two years, and passed by the lake of
to the altars of the Philistines...and by the sea to the Pillars of Hercules,
and through the Tuscan sea, and he made for Spain, and dwelt there many years,
and he increased and multiplied, and his people were multiplied."
....It is believed that Ireland was the "Garden of Phoebus" of the Western
The Greeks called Ireland the "Sacred Isle" and "Ogygia."
It appears...that their original religion was sun-worship; this, as was the case
in other countries, became subsequently overlaid with idol-worship. In the reign
of King Tighernmas
the worship of idols was introduced. The priests constituted the Order of
Druids...It would appear probable that the religion of the Druids passed from
Ireland to England and France. The metempsychosis or transmigration of souls was
one of the articles of their belief long before the time of Pythagoras; it had
probably been drawn from the storehouse of Atlantis, whence it passed to the
Druids, the Greeks, and the
Hindoos. The Druids had a
to whom they yielded entire obedience. Here again we see a practice which
extended to the Phoenicians, Egyptians,
Peruvians, and Mexicans.
The Irish Druidical rites manifested themselves principally in
sun worship. Their chief god was
or Baal--the same worshipped by the Phoenicians--the god of the sun. The Irish
name for the sun, Grian,
is, according to Virgil, one of the names of Apollo--another sun-god,
Sun-worship continued in Ireland down to the time of St. Patrick, and some of
its customs exist among the peasantry of that country to this day. ....On the
first of May a convocation of Druids was held in the royal palace of the King of
and two fires were lit, between which cattle were driven, as a preventive of
murrain and other pestilential disorders. This was called
or the day of Bel's
fire. And unto this day the Irish call the first day of May "Lha-Beul-tinne,"
which signifies "the day of Bel's
fire." The celebration in Ireland of St. John's-eve by watch-fires is a relic of
the ancient sun-worship of Atlantis. The practice of driving cattle through the
fire continued for a longtime, and Kelly mentions in his "Folk-lore" that in
in England, a calf was sacrificed in one of these fires to "stop the murrain"
during the present century. Fires are still lighted in England and Scotland as
well as Ireland for superstitious purposes; ...
We find among the Irish of to-day many Oriental customs. The game of "jacks," or
throwing up five pebbles and catching them on the back of the hand, was known in
Rome. "The Irish keen (caoine),
or the lament over the dead, may still be heard in Algeria and Upper Egypt, even
as Herodotus heard it chanted by the Libyan women." The same practice existed
among the Egyptians, Etruscans, and Romans. The Irish wakes are identical with
the funeral feasts of the Greeks, Etruscans, and Romans. (Cusack's
"History of Ireland," p. 141.) The Irish custom of saying "God bless you!" when
one sneezes, is a very ancient practice; it was known to the Romans, and
referred, it is said, to a plague in the remote past, whose first symptom was
We find many points of resemblance between the customs of the Irish and those of
The practice of the creditor fasting at the door-step of his debtor until be is
paid, is known to both countries; the kindly "God save you!" is the same as the
Eastern "God be gracious to you, my son!" The reverence for the wren in Ireland
and Scotland reminds us of the Oriental and Greek respect for that bird. The
practice of pilgrimages, fasting, bodily macerations, and devotion to holy wells
and particular places, extends from Ireland to India.
Another proof of our theory is found in "the round-towers" of Ireland. ...the
"Annals of Ulster" mention the destruction of fifty-seven of them by an
earthquake in A.D. 448; and
shows that Lough
was created by an inundation, or sinking of the laud, in A.D. 65, and that in
his day the fishermen could
"See the round-towers of other days
In the waves beneath them shining."
Moreover, we find Diodorus
in a well-known passage, referring to Ireland... mentions the skill of their
harpers, their sacred groves, and their singular temples of round form.
We find similar structures in America, Sardinia, and India. The remains of
similar round-towers are very abundant in the Orkneys and Shetlands.
Similar structures are found in the Island of Sardinia.
2. Trevor Reeves: Searching for New
From: Trevor Reeves <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Hi Yair
We have recently found your website and find it most enlightening. May I ask if
there are any people on your email list from New Zealand? We would like to find
others in New Zealand who identify with the lost tribes.
3. Tithes and Offerings for Brit-Am
Things are improving for us by the day, we are reading the bible.
the book of malachi seems to have a beginning theme centered on giving, says
man should not rob God, and to bring your offerings to the temple so the
levites can administer it to the needy and for themselves as I understand they
have no land inheritance? our question is that since we know no Levites or
Kohanin, and there is no temple, where are we to give our money? and does the
bible or God say for us to give 10%, I think I remember reading this, but not
sure. also, how does this law apply to us as non jews? , Thanks
In our opinion Jews, non-Jews, and Ephraimite Israelites should all give tithes.
Ephraimite Israelites i.e. Non-Jewish people of probable Israelite descent who
are conscious of it have their own status.
Tithes may be given to Brit-Am but read the explanation below:
In our commentary to
Numbers 18:21 we said:
According to the Torah only agricultural produce was liable to tithing and even
in that case it only applied (according to some opinions) to certain produce
grown in the Land of Israel such as wheat, grapes, and olives. Another opinion
said it did not apply to fruit grown on trees. Other authorities said that
according to the Torah the obligation extended to all agricultural products.
Whatever the case the Sages decided that Tithes should be separated from
everything produced from the land that was destined for human consumption.
Produce produced outside the Land of Israel was exempt from tithing.
Nevertheless we find that even before the Giving of the Torah the principle of
tithing was known of:
In Genesis 14:20 Abraham gave a tithe to Melchizedek.
Also Jacob promised to give a tithe to the Almighty.
[Genesis 28:20] AND JACOB VOWED A VOW, SAYING, IF GOD WILL BE WITH ME, AND WILL
KEEP ME IN THIS WAY THAT I GO, AND WILL GIVE ME BREAD TO EAT, AND RAIMENT TO PUT
[Genesis 28:21] SO THAT I COME AGAIN TO MY FATHER'S HOUSE IN PEACE; THEN SHALL
THE LORD BE MY GOD:
[Genesis 28:22] AND THIS STONE, WHICH I HAVE SET FOR A PILLAR, SHALL BE GOD'S
HOUSE: AND OF ALL THAT THOU SHALT GIVE ME I WILL SURELY GIVE THE TENTH UNTO
See our Commentary to these verses:
I WILL SURELY GIVE THE TENTH in Hebrew is "eser a-esrena" which can be
understood to mean I will give two tenths.
Those authorities who say that tithing is an obligation in our time say that one
tenth is sufficient. Two-tenths is optional. More than two-tenths should be
avoided except for exceptional circumstances.
In principle in our opinion every Israelite should tithe if they can.
To whom the tithes should go is another question.
According to some opinions (e.g. Saadia Gaon) non-Israelites should also tithe.
In practical terms Jewish Law does not really obligate tithing.
It is left up to the individual.
Nevertheless very many (especially amongst the European "Ashkenazi" Jews) relate
to tithing as an obligation and are very strict about it. It is customary to
give between 10 and 20 per cent but the Sages said that more than 20 % is
forbidden though many pious Jews find ways to get around this restriction.
The money is given to charity. Many give to help support full-time Torah
scholars who in our time fulfill the task of the Levites. Others give half
towards Torah study and another half for other causes.
A blessing is promised for tithing:
BRING YE ALL THE TITHES INTO THE STOREHOUSE, THAT THERE MAY BE MEAT IN MINE
HOUSE, AND PROVE ME NOW HEREWITH, SAITH THE LORD OF HOSTS, IF I WILL NOT OPEN
YOU THE WINDOWS OF HEAVEN, AND POUR YOU OUT A BLESSING, THAT THERE SHALL NOT BE
ROOM ENOUGH TO RECEIVE IT [Malachi 3:10].
On the other hand it has to be admitted that there are some very pious Jews who
may well give charity and help others very generously but do not relate to
tithing in our time as an obligation. Differences of opinion and of practice do
Even the promise of Jacob to tithe (Genesis 28:20) could be understood to say
that first he would fulfill his basic needs and after that give his tithes.
In ancient times the Israelites had to separate two tithes from their
agricultural produce. The first tithe was for the Priests (Cohans) and Levites
who served in the Temple and also instructed and supervised the people. The
second tithe in the third and six years was given to the poor and the Levites.
In the seventh year all the produce belonged to everybody so there were no
tithes. In the first, second, fourth, and fifth years (of each seven-year cycle)
the second tithe had to be eaten within the confines of Jerusalem.
For more discussion on this issue see:
[Ezekiel 48:19] AND THEY THAT SERVE THE CITY SHALL SERVE IT OUT OF ALL THE
TRIBES OF ISRAEL.
Extrapolating from the above and from other sources we may say:
Everybody should tithe.
A Promise of economic blessing is given to they who tithe.
Non-Jews of Israelite Origin are not quite the same as Gentiles and have an
extra obligation to be Biblically observant.
In principle Jews should give to Jewish sources and non-Jews to non-Jewish ones
but there are exceptions in both directions.
The State of Israel is different and benefits everyone and so can receive from
Brit-Am also benefits everyone and so can receive from Jews, non-Jews, and
The Biblical Injunction in effect required two tithes:
One tithe went to the Levites meaning they who served the people by teaching
them Torah and the Laws
and dedicated themselves to Divine Service.
The other tithe was dedicated to the religious needs of the family but could
also be given to the indigent.
Brit-Am is supported through sales of its publications and the offerings of they
who support it.
We need more people to support us and feel that they should do so.
despite whatever shortcomings Brit-Am, the Lost Ten Tribes of Israel Movement,
may have we do provide a Biblically
Required Service of benefit to many. We are needed and fulfill a need of
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God bless you
4. Setting the record Straight: What
Does DNA Really Say?
Our regular features on DNA are usually sent out in our BAMAD postings.
Due however to the importance of this notice we are posting it here.
An article giving more details and explanation may go out separately at a later
In the past we, along with everybody else, had the impression that DNA findings
contradict Brit-Am beliefs or at least are difficult to reconcile with them.
Such is not exactly the case.
DNA indicates that most people from Western Europe originated in the Middle
New Findings now indicate that most of them did not arrive in the Stone Ages
(Paleolithic and Neolithic) but rather much later possibly in the Bronze Age.
This is not far off from what Brit-Am has been saying all along.
This does not mean that DNA proves that people in Western Europe descend from
They could be other peoples, or a mixture of Israelites and others.
It does however highten the feasibility of the Brit-Am proposition.
The quotations below reflect some reactions to the findings upon which we base
the above statements.
## 82% of
found in hunter gatherer populations does not exist in the modern population ##
## The interesting aspect is that the
population is different from both the hunter gather population and the modern
day population. ##
## I actually saw a segment about this on
(a German news service in English) just a few hours ago, so it's obviously a
very current topic.
It pretty much just said that R1b1b2 originated in the fertile crescent and that
"almost all" Irish males carry it. ##
## About 110 million people in western
have a y chromosome marker called R1b. It ranges in frequencies of about 80% in
Ireland to 30% in Sweden. It drops off sharply east of Germany. ##
5. What do you mean by "Support Israel
and the Jews"?
You say that the people in the west are the real Hebrews. Then
you tell us [on the Main Page of our Site] this,
"You should also support the Jews and the State of Israel because that is what
the Bible demands and what being a Hebrew entails."
My question is, who are you referring to when you say "Jews?" Does this mean
the Jews in the United States? The Zionists?
You misquote us.
We do not say:
# people in the west are the real Hebrews. #
We see they are Hebrews or at least to a significant degree of Hebraic descent.
By Jews we mean Jews everywhere as well as those in the State of Israel.
Jewish communities everywhere are endangered and in some places under severe
threat of attack.
So too the State of Israel is attacked and hated because it is Jewish.
True Hebrews will realize that the Jews and the State of Israel give conscious
recognizable expression to the Hebrew Being.
If they are under attack so too are all Israelites as Israelites.
6. Jews Do Play an Important Role in
These days in some places it is fashionable to deny or downplay Jewish
We have said or implied several times in the past that most of our supporters
This is correct but apparently misleading. Jews and people of Jewish descent
are also important. They may not be the majority of Brit-Am supporters but
qualitatively and numerically they are significant.
Not only that but even though we are not a Jewish Religious organization for
Jews we could be so considered by Jews themselves.
Non-Jewish Ephraimites can also consider Brit-Am as belonging to them.
This might sound contradictory but it works.
7. The State of Israel in Biblical
Alex Z. wrote:
Hello, my name is Alex. Could you please help me with this
Is creation of the state of Israel in 1948 was fulfillment of Bible's
prophecies or not? If possible, give me scriptural pros and against in all
I am not sure why you decided we should be the people to answer such a question.
We hope to shortly prepare an article (or articles) on this subject.
In the meantime it may be said that:
The necessity for the State of Israel may be derived from three Biblical
It was prophesied that Judah would return before the other Tribes and
prepare the way for them.
In the period leading up to the Last Days Judah would exist as an independent
entity in the Land of Israel.
Biblical Commandments require conquest of the Land, Settling in the Land,
Independent Governance of the Land,
Expulsion of non-Israelites from the Land.
In other words the Zionist Principe of an independent Jewish State in the Land
of Israel is a Biblical Injunction!
Whoever opposes the State of Israel goers against the Bible.
Opponents of the Jewish state of Israel defy the Almighty and will be punished
for doing so!
C. Obligation to Put Blessings into
Prophesied blessings do not eventuate no matter what we do though this
It is more usual however that the blessings come into effect through our
We have an obligation to try and bring the blessings to fruition.
This obligation obligates the Jewish People as being that part of the Israelite
Nation that retained its Israelite Identity and keeps those commandments it is
still able to keep. It ALSO obligates all believers in the Bible to do what
they can to assist in this endeavor.
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