"Brit-Am Now"- 455
1.Paul Rincon: Teeth unravel Anglo-Saxon legacy
2. Jack Flaws: Tribal Foods?
3. Timothy F Murray: Encouragement
6. Translator
7. Question on Gad in Persian Empire
8. Tahat of Ephraim
9. Judah Needs different approach
10. Judah Needs Joseph

1.Paul Rincon: Teeth unravel Anglo-Saxon legacy
Teeth unravel Anglo-Saxon legacy
By Paul Rincon
BBC News Online science staff

New scientific research adds to growing evidence that the Anglo-Saxons did
not replace the native population in England as history books suggest.

The data indicates at least some areas of eastern England absorbed very few
Anglo-Saxon invaders, contrary to the view in many historical accounts.

Chemical analysis of human teeth from a Medieval cemetery in Yorkshire
found few individuals of continental origin.

Details of the work are described in the scholarly journal Antiquity.

There are practices that are being adopted from continental Europe. To what
extent is that a movement of people (into Britain)? Probably not that much
Dr Paul Budd, University of Durham
Researchers from the University of Durham and the British Geological Survey
looked at different types of the elements strontium and oxygen in the teeth
of 24 skeletons from an early Anglo-Saxon cemetery at West Heslerton, North
Yorkshire that spans the fifth to the seventh centuries AD.

These types, or isotopes, of oxygen in local drinking water vary across
Europe and locally within the British Isles.

The differences are influenced by latitude, altitude, distance from the sea
and, to a lesser extent, mean annual temperature.

Invasion of ideas

This characteristic isotope composition gets set in people's teeth before
they are 12 years of age, and can therefore be used by scientists to
pinpoint a person's geographical origin.

Of the 24 individuals sampled, a possible four had oxygen isotope values
outside the range for the British Isles. Following improvements in
calibration, the group now believes only one individual was from
continental Europe.

The results support the view of other researchers that the introduction of
Anglo-Saxon culture and language into Britain did not occur through
large-scale replacement of native populations by invading tribes.

It seems more likely that there was a small-scale immigration from
continental Europe and that the existing British population adopted the
customs of these outsiders as their own.

"There are practices that are being adopted from continental Europe. To
what extent is that a movement of people (into Britain)? Probably not that
much," Dr Paul Budd of the University of Durham told BBC News Online.

But the team did find evidence for migration into the area from other parts
of Britain during the period. While the isotopic composition of Bronze Age
remains from West Heslerton matched local drinking water isotope
compositions, the early Medieval group were more varied.

Of the 20 locals, 13 had oxygen isotope signals consistent with an origin
west of the Pennines. Dr Budd puts this down to upheaval amongst the
British population after the Romans withdrew their armies and
administrators from the country in the fifth century AD.

"At the end of the Roman period there was a huge collapse of a
centuries-long organisation, in government and in how the landscape was
used. The population moves off elsewhere to exploit the landscape for

The Anglo-Saxons supposedly began migrating into Britain en masse from the
fifth century. Their culture and language has long formed the basis for
English national identity.

Genetic support

The findings broadly agree with a large genetic survey of the British Isles
published in 2003. The study, led by Professor David Goldstein of
University College London, found that the genetic stamp of the Anglo-Saxons
on the British Isles was weaker than expected.

Professor Goldstein attributes less than half of the paternal input in
England to Anglo-Saxon migration.

"I don't think there ever was evidence for a massive population
replacement. From the genetics, it's pretty clear there was not complete
replacement on the paternal side in England," Professor Goldstein told BBC
News Online.

"Studies like this suggest that the number of individuals that came over is
small and even in burial sites that are Anglo-Saxon culturally, they're
actually natives."

However, Dr Neal Bradman, also of University College London, suggested
that, since the teeth of immigrants' descendents would take on the isotopic
composition of the local area, it was impossible to know whether the
burials were of Britons or not without conducting genetic analysis.

2. Jack Flaws: Tribal Foods?
From: Jack Flaws <stag@asis.com>
Subject: The Food Connection.


I'm not sure that you have mentioned the different foods that might relate
to the tribes, but i received this interesting email and thought to pass it
on to you.

<<<<<<A people can change their name, their language,
everything I suppose, but they will have a hard time
changing what their belly likes.

Us New Zealanders, Australians and the English, we
like our mint sauce on lamb, always have done. A throw
back to the bitter herbs at the passover I reckon.>>>>>

Is it even possible to connect any particular food preference to any
particular tribe? Hmmmmm.

3. Timothy F Murray: Encouragement
From: Timothy F Murray <tfmurray@juno.com>
Subject: Good work!

Dear Yair,
         All I have to say about the quote below is this:  THREE CHEERS for
a man who refuses to knuckle under to the boot-heel of so-called
evolutionary thought!
         Tim Murray

Brit-Am Comment: When it suits them the scientists speak of genetic adaptation.
The above example does not prove Darwinism. It only shows that the Creator
placed an inbuilt mechanism in our genetic system that allows adaptation
according to
a previously designed contingency program to suit each situation.   Mice in
climates grow differently from mice in hot climates.   Switch the mice
around and it
can take several generations for the differences to breed themselves out,
but they
will do so and they will remain mice.



6. Translator
Subject: Re: Walt Baucum:Rape, Murder,  and  "Judges"

Hi Yair:
Thanks for this one e-mail, in special, because Walt is my friend time ago.
I´m translated a book of him and I like the article that he has send to
you. Shalom and Eternal bless you, Jorge Nelson Robles Olarte

7. Question on Gad in Persian Empire
Robert Jones wrote:
>Mr. Davidiy,
>I was looking at a map of the Persian empire and a couple of things struck
>my interest.  First there is a province on the Arabian sea called
>"Gedrosia".  Is this related to the tribe of Gad?  The second was south of
>Perspolis it mentions the Pasargadae, obviously again the name of Gad is
>in this name?  The last reference was the Massagetae, you have mentioned
>this was partially the tribe of Manasseh from Gilead, but is the getae
>referring to a joint federation with Manasseh and Gad or does the "getae"
>have a completely different meaning?
>Last question was in the battles with Alexander the Great and his final
>push to control the Persian Empire.  He has a serious struggle with
>Sogdiana's, who their king allies themselves with the Massagetae, until
>finally in the territory of the Massagetea he is murdered and his head is
>sent back to Alexander,  which takes the heat of the Massagetae.  My
>question is, who was the Sogdiana's and were they related to the 'House of
>Israel' or a completely seperate people?
>Rob Jones

Shalom, the answer to all your above questions is "Yes". Members of the
Tribe of Gad were to be found at one stage in various sections of the
Assyrian and Persian Empires as well as in "Scythia".
The Sogdians were also known as the Thatagudes and were a combination of
Thehat (Tahat, see item 8 below)
from Ephraim (who later appeared in Europe as  "Thata" and "Tuetons")
and of Gad or Goths.
We have discussed all these matters (with references)  in our work "The
Tribes" -now being republished.

8. Tahat of Ephraim
 > 10:30 - 22 September 2004
 > A ring worn by worshippers faithful to an ancient Celtic god during
 > the Roman occupation of Lincolnshire has been found.
 > The second century finger ring is just the latest of around 20 silver
 > rings found over the past year with the letters TOT inscribed in them.
 > It is thought that the letters represent the Celtic war god Toutatis
 > and might have been worn to show membership of a tribal cult dedicated
 > to him.

Brit-Am Comment: Toutatis  is Tahat (Tachat) which was a well-known name in
(1-Chronicles 6:22, 7:22) and
was given to a clan of Ephraim as we explain in "The Tribes".

9. Judah Needs different approach
Jackie reports:
  After sending out your mail about the Lost Tribes,
>this is what the cantor sent back to me:
>How do I deal with such ignorance?
To: 'Jackie B' ; Max deSouza ; My Favorite Rabbi
Subject: RE: DID YOU KNOW THAT: 2-Kings 12:19

Jackie: this theory is called Anglo-Israelism, and I've looked at the
biblical & linguistic arguments and the outlandish claims they make are
totally baseless.  The underlying push for this theory was when the British
had their heyday as a worldpower, they tried to hunt for biblical
justifications to this, by attempting to connect their royal family to the
line of David.  So in other words, this theory had origins in political
motivations.  In fact the attempt to force Hebrew to support this belief is
so laughable, it's atrocious.


Brit-Am Comment
Jackie Shalom,
Judah requires a slightly different approach from Joseph.
The message needs adaptation.
You will notice that the person concerned did not reply to Brit-Am message
you sent
but rather to his preconceived notions of the principle based on what other
groups have emphasized.
Judah and Joseph need each other
and next week I will write more on this subject.
see also the message from  Nancy in item 10 below and our reply.

10. Judah Needs Joseph
RE: Brit-Am Now"-454
Nancy wrote:
>The suggested ad was fine until I reached the last sentence.  For papers
>in Israel, the ad needs to say or do more.  The last sentence indicates
>that you are targeting a lost tribe person; therefore, after reading the
>ad, the person from Judah finds it is really not directed to him/her and
>does not require action on his/her part.  More important in Israel is
>Judah.  If you are going to put an ad in papers in Israel, you need to
>maximize the effort by targeting the Jewish community.  You should remove
>the last sentence and ad a few about the destiny and good of Judah is
>intertwined with the lost tribes and, thus, it is to the benefit of Judah
>to promote and identify with this work.
>>The "Suggested Advertisement" may be modified as you see fit. Please send
>>it out wherever you can
>>and if you can publish it in whatever avenue that is available. This is
>>what you can do and it is perhaps just as important as anything else.
>>According to the Bible ten out of the twelve tribes of Israel split away
>>(2-Kings 12:19),
>>formed their own kingdom of  "Israel" (2-Kings 12:20) and were exiled by
>>the Assyrians (2-Kings 17:18).
>>They forget their identity (Hosea 1:9 7:8 Isaiah 49:21) and became the
>>Lost Ten Tribes. In the future they will re-unite with the Jews (Ezekiel
>>37, Isaiah 11:13 Jeremiah 3:18) of "Judah" but until then they have a
>>role of their own to fulfill. They were destined to be situated at
>>the  continental extremities of the earth such as North America, the
>>British Isles, Scandinavia, the Netherlands, Australia, New Zealand, and
>>South Africa (Deuteronomy 33:13 Isaiah 24:16  26:15 41:8-9 49:6), to be
>>the richest (Genesis 27:28  49:25 Deuteronomy 33:13-16 Hosea 2:8), and
>>most powerful (Numbers 24:8-7 Micah 5:7-9) nations on earth and to
>>control major international strategic bases (Genesis 22:16-17 24:60). All
>>of these points together with numerous others show that descendants of
>>the Lost Ten Tribes can only be found amongst Western Nations especially
>>the English-speaking ones. The correctness of our interpretation of the
>>relevant verses is confirmed by traditional Jewish sources and by the
>>findings of up-to-date historical and scientific research. Your destiny
>>and that of your people may depend upon this information. You need to know.
>>For more details see:
>>or contact:
>>Yair Davidiy, Brit-Am, POB 595, Jerusalem 91004, Israel

Brit_Am reply:
Nancy Shalom,
You are correct.
Next week I will deal with this and re-arrange the message with Judah in
moind or prepare a separate message for Judah.
It is very important that Judah be made aware of the truth of the Brit-Am

As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. [Proverbs 23:7]

And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, Lord,
hast not forsaken them that seek thee. (Psalms 9:10)

And they were helped against them, and the Hagarites were delivered into
their hand, and all that were with them: for they cried to God in the
battle, and he was intreated of them; because they put their trust in him.
(1 Chronicles 5:20)

And what does the lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and
to walk humbly with your God (Micah 6:8).