The Names of Ireland and the Ten Tribes. Ireland Provinces

The Lost Israelite Connection.
1. Two of the Names: Ends of the Earth and the Most Noble Section of them.
2. Eriu.
3. Isles of the Blessed.
4. Scotia.
5. Ogygia -Scheria- Seir - Edom.
6. Inis Fail. Isle of Destiny.

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We find that Ancient Ireland had different names. These names link Ireland with the Ten Tribes. 
This connection of Ireland to the Israelites implies similar connection of the Scottish and of many of the inhabitants of Britain.

Two Sources:

(a) The Many Names of Ireland


Ireland has been known by many names throughout time. The first name given to the land was Island of Woods, and this name was given by a warrior of the people of "Nin, son of Bel ". Three times indeed was the island all one woodland, as the poet says - "Three times Eire put coverings on her, and three times bareness off her."

The second name was Land at the Limit of the World, and the third name was Noble Island. In the time of the "Firbolg" it had this name on it.

The fourth name was Eire, and this is from the name of the queen of the Tuatha De Danann, that is to say Fodhla and Banbha.

The next name was Inis Fail, the Island of stone, which is the stone of destiny that the Tuatha De Danann brought with them. It is a tabu-stone, for it used to roar under the person fit to be king when the assembly of the men of the island met at Tara. But it has not roared from the time of Conchobor forward, for the false idols of the world when Christ was born.

The next name was Isle of Mists, and the next was Scotia. and then Hibernia, and after that Irlanda. This means the land of Ir, who was the son of Mile, and he was the first man of that clan to be buried on the island.

It is said that the Greeks called the land Ogygia, which is to say the most ancient land, and this is suitable, for it is a long, long time since it was first inhabited.

(b) Names of the Irish state
Historical names

Extracts. Quote:
The Annals of the Four Masters describes how Ireland was referred to in ancient times:
During the time of the Partholonians, Nemedians, Fomorians, and Firbolg, the island was given a number of names:
Inis Ealga signifying the noble or excellent island. The Latin translation was Insula Nobilis
Fiodh-Inis signifying the Woody island. In Latin this was Insula nemorosa
Crioch Fuinidh signifying the Final or remote country. In Latin as Terra finalia.
Inisfail meaning the Island of Destiny, and Inisfalia or Insula Fatalis in Latin. This was the name used by the Tuatha D'Danann and from this 'Fail' became an ancient name for Ireland. In this respect, therefore, Lia Fail, the Stone of Destiny, came to mean 'Stone of Ireland'. Inisfail appears as a synonym for Erin in some Irish romantic and nationalist poetry in English in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries; Aubrey Thomas de Vere's 1863 poem Inisfail is an example.
Eriu (from which derived Eire, Banba and F'la where names given by the Dananns from three of their queens.
Ierne refers to Ireland by various ancient Greek writers and many scholars have the opinion that in the poem when the Argonauts passes Neson Iernida, that is, the Island Iernis, they are referring to the island of Ireland, thus referring to Ireland longer ago than 1000BC.
Insula Sacra or the "Sacred Isle" was how several Roman writers referred to the island on account of its being a celebrated seat of Druidism.
Ogygia meaning the most ancient land is the name used by Plutarch in the first century to refer to Ireland.
Hibernia is first used to refer to Ireland by Julius Caesar in his account of Britain, and became a common term used by the Romans. The also used a number of other terms, namely Juverna, Juvernia, Ouvernia, Ibernia, Ierna, Vernia. Ptolemy also refers to it as Iouernia or Ivernia.
Scotia or the land of the Scots is a term used by various Roman and other Latin writers, who referred to Irish raiders as Scoti. Some of the earliest mentions are in the 5th century, St. Patrick calls the Irish "Scoti", and in the 6th century, St. Isidore bishop of Seville and Gildas the British historian both refer to Ireland as Scotia. It was a term that exclusively referred to Ireland up until the eleventh century when modern Scotland was first referred to as Scotia. But even up until the sixteenth century, many Latin writers continued to refer to Ireland as Scotia. From the twelfth to the sixteenth century, various scholars used to distinguish between Ireland and Scotland by using Scotia Vetus or Scotia Major meaning Old Scotia or the Greater Scotia for Ireland, and Scotia Minor or Lesser Scotia for Scotland.
Insula Sanctorum or the Island of the Saints and Insula Docturum or the Island of the Learned are names used by various Latin writers; hence the modern-day quasi-poetic description of the island as the "Land of Saints and Scholars".

The Lost Israelite Connection.

1. Two of the Names: Ends of the Earth and the Most Noble Section of them.
One of the names was Inis Ealga signifying the noble or excellent island.
Another name was Crioch Fuinidh signifying the Final or remote country or more literally the Limit of the World.

Isaiah linked the Ten Tribes with the end(s) of the world and with the most noble parts of it.
e.g "But thou Israel, my servant Jacob whom I have chosen, the seed of Abraham my friend...Whom I have taken from the ENDS OF THE EARTH and called thee from the most noble parts hereof" (Isaiah 41:8-9).
The Hebrew word "Atzil" is related to the Nordic "Aedil" meaning noble. So too, in Exodus 24:11 the plural of atzil is translated as nobles, "the nobles of the children of Israel".

Best Places on Earth and Geographical Extremities

These names were related to the Fir Bolg who were linked to both the Tribes of Simeon and Benjamin. They also had offshoots in Britain.
The mythological Black Irish may have been part of them.

# Dennis O'Mullally's History of O'Mullally and Lally Clan, or The history of an Irish family through the ages entertwined with that of the Irish nation, wherein the author points to the Fir Bolg as "the aboriginal people of Ireland, smaller in stature than the Gaels, with jet-black hair and dark eyes, contrasting with unusually white skin." #

2. Eriu.
Eriu is a name ascribed to the Tuatha de Danaan or Tribe of Dana from the Tribe of Dan. The later Milesians took wives from this group.
This name also leads us to the name of Irin or Eran and to Yair.
Eran relates to the Tribe of Ephraim.
Yair to a combination of Judah and Manasseh.
In addition to the other Israelite Tribes the Tribes of Joseph also had a strong association with the Island of Ireland.

3. Isles of the Blessed.
Another name was Insula Sacra or Sacred Isle. This is similar to the later names Insula Sanctorum or the Island of the Saints and Insula Docturum or the Island of the Learned.

Britain was considered the fount of the Druid religion:
Julius Caesar (6:13):
The Druidic doctrine is believed to have been found existing in Britain and thence imported into Gaul; even today those who want to make a profound study of it generally go to Britain for the purpose.

Britain was considered some kind of place for the dead to dwell in.
"There were also superstitions regarding Britain herself: for example the eerie story that she was the abode of the dead and that souls were rowed across in unmanned boats, which left the coast of Gaul at nightfall and returned before dawn. Thanet, the name of Kent's north-eastern extremity may originate in this legend." Greek thanatos 'death'. Related in garbled form by Procopius in de Bello Gothico (I.iv.20).
Romans and Barbarians by Derek Williams (p.122).

# Speaking of the island of Brittia, by which he means Britain, Procopius states that it is divided by a wall. Thither fishermen from the Breton coast are compelled to ferry over at darkest night the shades of the dead, unseen by them, but marshalled by a mysterious leader. The fishermen who are to row the dead across to the British coast must go to bed early, for at midnight they are aroused by a tapping at the door, and they are called in a low voice. They rise and go down to the shore, attracted by some force which they cannot explain. Here they find their boats, apparently empty, yet the water rises to the bulwarks, as if they were crowded. Once they commence the voyage their vessels cleave the water speedily, making the passage, usually a day and a half's sailing, in an hour. When the British shore is reached the souls of the dead leave the boats, which at once rise in the sea as if unloaded. Then a loud voice on shore is heard calling out the name and style of those who have disembarked #

Britain (and Ireland) were the Isles of the Blessed that in Jewish Tradition where were the Ten Tribes were to be found. This was also repeated in Roman Mythology. The Romans identified Israel with Saturn (Cronos). They said that Saturn had been driven out of the Middle East and had gone with his followers to one of the Isles of Britain.

Isles of the West, The Arabian Connection by Yair Davidiy

Aed and the Lost Tribes in Britain
The Lost Ten Tribes in Celtic and Arabic Lore

Did the Ancients identify the Lost Israelites with Saturn in the British Isles'

The Identification of Israel with Saturn by John R. Salverda

Brit-Am Now no. 1546
#7. Answer to Question on Esoteric Literature and Ten Tribes Sources

4. Scotia
Scotia or the land of the Scots reminds us that many of the Scots of Scotland came from Ireland.

5. Ogygia -Scheria- Seir - Edom.

# Ogygia (Greek: or ; Ogygi /Ogygia), is an island mentioned in Homer's Odyssey, Book V, as the home of the nymph Calypso, the daughter of the Titan Atlas, also known as Atlantis (in ancient Greek.

[Ogygia is associated with another island, Scheria, which is supposed to have been nearby.]

Strabo proposed that Scheria and Ogygia were located in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.
# At another instance he [Polybius] suppresses statements. For Homer says also, 'Now after the ship had left the river-stream of Oceanus',[4] and, 'In the island of Ogygia, where is the navel of the sea',[5] where the daughter of Atlas lives; and again, regarding the Phaiakians, 'Far apart we live in the wash of the waves, the farthermost of men, and no other mortals are conversant with us.'[6] All these clearly suggest that he composed them to take place in the Atlantic Ocean. #

Plutarch also gives an account of the location of Ogygia:
# First I will tell you the author of the piece, if there is no objection, who begins after Homer's fashion with, an isle Ogygian lies far out at sea, distant five days' sail from Britain, going westwards, and three others equally distant from it, and from each other, are more opposite to the summer visits of the sun; in one of which the barbarians fable that Cronus is imprisoned by Zeus, whilst his son lies by his side, as though keeping guard over those islands and the sea, which they call 'the Sea of Cronus. The great continent by which the great sea is surrounded on all sides, they say, lies less distant from the others, but about five thousand stadia from Ogygia, for one sailing in a rowing-galley; for the sea is difficult of passage and muddy through the great number of currents, and these currents issue out of the great land, and shoals are formed by them, and the sea becomes clogged and full of earth, by which it has the appearance of being solid.
Plutarch, Concerning the Face Which Appears in the Orb of the Moon, chap. 26.

Here Plutarch appears to identify Ogygia with an island off the coast of Britain which fits the position of Ireland Plutarch also equates Ogygia with the place of Exile of Cronus also known as Saturn.
Saturn (Cropnos) was identified with Israel, as discussed above.

Ogygia was in the neighborhood of Scheria. This has been identified with island of Corfu off the coast of Greece. Strabo, however, and others placed Scheria along with Ogygia in the Atlantic Ocean.
Scheria was populated by the Phaiakians who name means "dark-skinned".  Otherwise the Phaiakians were expert seafarers and remind researchers of the Phoenicians.

Gerardo CROESI ("Siv Historia Hebraeorum Ab Homer", Dordrecht, Holland 1704) believed that the Scheria of Greek mythology was in Thrace and that the name derived from Mount SEIR which in the Bible is associated with Edom (e.g. Genesis 33;16) and often used as synonymous with Edom.
There were Edomitie polities in the north as well as the south.
The Three Friends of Job.
It is worth mentioning that it seems that in ancient times place-names moved often according to set patterns from one area to another.
Different identifications for the same names are therefore not mutually exclusive.
The Prophet Amos speaks of Israelites being exiled by ships [Amos 4:2] by the Philistines [Amos 1:7-8] and Phoenicians [Amos 1:9]  to an area controlled by Edom.  This may have been named Scheria.

6. Inis Fail.
Inis Fail or the Island of Destiny or of Stone of Destiny implies a Divine Purpose attributed to its inhabitants.
Inis Fail in Briti-Am Bible Codes shows a strong connection to Joseph.

 Some of the above remarks may sound like one "may-be" being built on top of another but it does all tie together.
It is all pertinent.
Irish Tradition gave names to their island that the Bible and/or Jewish Tradition linked to the Ten Tribes of Israel.
These correspondences are too many and too exact to be attributed to coincidence. This is proof that part of the Ten Tribes of Israel were to be found in Ancient Ireland.

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