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by Allen (1917)


     The fact that a great nation, composed of ten tribes of the
posterity of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, is lost, or unidentified,
among the nations of the world is well known to enlightened
students of the Old Testament. This truth has been a source of
such great mystery that it has both puzzled the minds and engaged
the interest of men to such an extent that many of them who are
the intellectual peers of the world have bent their best energies
to the work of hunting for this lost nation.
     Thus, for many years, devout minds have been investigating
secular and sacred history, as well as sacred prophecy, which
must have become, or which must yet become, history. These men
have carefully traced, not only the perfectly connected outlines,
but also the details of history. Hence they confidently assert
there are no missing links in the chain of racial and national
     A large per cent of the men who have been thus engaged are
eminent in religious, historic and scientific research. Men who
have called to their aid chronology, astronomy, archeology,
ethnology, pyramidology and philology. Indeed, they have used any
and every science that could throw any possible light upon this
subject; for they have been irrepressible in their search after
facts, and are men who purpose, for the truth's  sake, that the
Word of God shall be forced to stand every test, be it ever so
crucial, that its own internal matter demands.
     It is the consensus of opinion among this class of men, the
number of whom is increasing daily, that the once-lost ten tribes
of Israel are found. Be they right or wrong, we are sure of this
one thing - namely, that there is a race of people here amidst
other races, who do not know their ancestral origin, and who
possess all the distinguishing marks whereby the Scriptures
declare the lost house of Joseph shall be found and recognized,
not only by themselves, but by the rest of the nations of the

     Still, be this as it may, there is nothing for us to do now
but to take up the thread of our story, which is a "scarlet" one
and pertains to those members of the royal family whom we left on
the throne of Israel, and who were holding the sceptre of David
de facto, instead of the one to whom it belongs de jure, and to
whom the Lord will give "it," and not the Sceptre which belongs
to some other royal family, race or kingdom.
     While dealing with the breach which occurred in the royal
family - which had been prophesied of, not only in the words
which were uttered by the midwife, but by the peculiar manner of
the birth of the Judo-Tamar twins, which also had been used as a
prophetic type or symbol - we said nothing about the three
overturns which are a part of Ezekiel's prophecy concerning some
of the chief details of this same breach.
     One reason for this omission was that we could not give the
proof concerning the location of that "goodly land" to which the
royal branches, i. e., Judah's prince and David's princess, were
carried, and in which they were "set," without making many points
in proof of the present whereabouts of the still preserved seed,
and the perpetuated Crown, Throne and Sceptre of David. For it
was not our desire to give any such proof until we should first
prove that the building and planting which Jeremiah's commission
involved, had been accomplished, and that the transfer of the
crown had been made, that the high branch had been dethroned, and
that another branch--one equally high by birth, but "low," only
in the sense of non-ruling, and because of the law of
primogeniture - had been exalted by being enthroned.
     Now, since we have shown that the Word of God emphatically
declares these things to have been accomplished, we are prepared
to show that the three prophetic overturns took place, and that
they took place in connection with these same royal ones,
together with their succession, whom we have followed to a new
     It is not possible to follow the history of these overturns,
nor to follow further the history of that branch of the royal
family which came into power when the breach was made, and to do
so independent of lost Israel; for it was to Israel that Jeremiah
fled with the "king's daughters" - the same people with whom the
royal line of Zarah had been for more than a century prior to the
time when Jeremiah joined them, and since that time, nationally
speaking, the fortunes and history of the Sceptre and Birthright
have become one. We must remember that the place where this
prince and princess were planted was in the "Height of Israel";
that it was all the trees in the field of Israel that were to
know the low tree had been exalted; that it was Israel, the dry
tree, which is made to flourish, and that has been dry hitherto
for lack of royal honors and royal blood, but now that a prince
and princess of the blood are on the throne, the once dry tree
doth flourish, but the former green tree, the Jewish kingdom -
not the nation - is dried up.
     We must remember that Israel is the ten-tribed nation, the
Birthright people, whose ancient capital was Samaria, whose
representative name is Ephraim, the second son of Joseph, to whom
pertains the birthright; and that his two sons, Ephraim and
Manasseh, were to "grow into a multitude in the midst of the
earth," that they were finally to separate, Manasseh to become a
"great nation," and Ephraim to develop into many nations, a
multitude of nations, or a company of nations, as it is variously
     The first of these overturns is the one whose history we
have essentially given while dealing with the preservation of
King Zedekiah's daughters, and is the overturn of the kingdom
from Palestine to that goodly land, by the side of great waters,
where it took root, grew, flourished and became a spreading vine.
A ripple of holy joy went pulsing through our heart when we found
that the prophet had, in his riddle, used the expression,
"spreading vine" in connection with Israel. The Hebrew word,
sawrakh--spreading, as here used, is defined in Strong's
Exhaustive Concordance, "to extend, to spread, to stretch
exceedingly, to extend even to excess." Thus this new country,
this strange and unknown land, in which the royal remnant found
the cast-out people of Israel, is the place from which it is
declared that they shall spread out, that they shall exceedingly
extend their borders and so fulfill their national destiny.
How perfectly this harmonizes with the promises concerning the
"place" which the Lord made to David in connection with the
promises concerning the perpetuity of his seed, throne and
sceptre, and which was given at the same time, as follows:
"Moreover, I will appoint a place for my people Israel, and will
plant them, that they may dwell in a place of their own, and move
no more; neither shall the children of wickedness afflict them
any more, as beforetime."

(The verse just mentioned is VERY IMPORTANT, FOR IT TELLS US THAT
VERY END TIME. This verse is in 2 Samuel 7:10 and is with the
context of God promising David that his throne would be forever -
Keith Hunt)

     At this juncture we feel impelled, for fear you will not
think it out for yourselves, to point out the fact that the Lord
had cast Israel out of her land, and cast her afar off; and while
going to that far-off land she was to be "sifted through the
nations as corn is sifted in a sieve"; but after they have
reached their far-off destination, their God-appointed place,
then they are to move no more. For it is in reference to this
same casting out of the Ephraimic nation that Hosea declares:
"The children of Israel shall abide many days without a king, and
without a prince." But now, with this prophetic riddle fulfilled,
their king is with them, and the monarchy of Israel is
flourishing as a green, or living, tree.
     Our next effort will be to find this far-off land, whose
history has been one of spreading out - yea, spreading out
exceedingly, even excessively.

     The very fact that the Jews have a record of the birth, call
and commission of Jeremiah, and the history of the execution of
the first part of his commission, i. e., the tearing down,
rooting out and plucking up of the house and throne of David -
this, considered in the light of the fact that they can give no
account of him after his sudden disappearance from among them, is
evidence that he neither died nor completed his God-ordained task
among them. And all the civilized races of the world know that he
did not build that seat of power, nor plant those royal scions
among the Jews.
     But since we find it on record that Jeremiah's work has been
accomplished, we know that it must have been he who did it; even
if his name is not mentioned in the Scriptural account of the
doing of it. For God would not permit some other man to do that
work, after having sanctified Jeremiah before he was born, and
brought him into the world for that purpose. We must bear in mind
the fact that the sacred account of the building and planting is
in the form of a riddle or parable, and that metaphors instead of
names are used for those concerned; the high and the low, the
enthroned and the de-throned, the young twigs and the tender
twigs, the planted and the planter. But we must remember also
that the name of "Israel," the special national name of the
ten-tribed kingdom, is mentioned as the receiver of the planted
and enthroned pair. And since the historic testimony declares
Jeremiah's work to have been accomplished in Israel, it is only
in Israel that we may hope to find evidences of that fact.

     This necessitates the finding of Joseph-Israel, and they
shall be found, for God says they shall; and when they are found,
manifestly, there must be found with them a branch of the
Judo-Davidic family, who are their sovereigns.
     Since the East is left in such utter darkness, not only as
to the fate of Jeremiah and his little Royal Remnant, but also as
to the destination of "the dispersed" ten tribes, who had been
lost, even to the Jews, so long before Christ came, that some of
them thought that no person except the Messiah could go to them,
or might even know where to find them, we must look elsewhere.
Also, because of their lack of historic data concerning the
completion of Jeremiah's work, and because his disappearance was
almost as marvelous as was the translation of Elijah, they were
ready to say that the Christ was Jeremiah. (Matt.16:14.) Their
thought was, no doubt, that Jeremiah, like Elijah, was still
alive, and that God would yet use him in connection with the
building and planting anew, or the restoration of the kingdom
among them, to which they looked forward with great anticipation
and hope.

     But, as we were saying, since there is no light in the East
concerning these matters, let us scan the pages of prophecy to
see if there are any straws which point West. And since it is
said of straws that they show which way the wind blows, it will
be well for us to know that Hosea gives a prophecy concerning
Ephraim, in which he declares: "Ephraim, followeth after an East
wind." As an East wind is one which blows from the East and
travels to the West, this makes it certain that Ephraim did not
travel Eastward. For had he gone in an Easterly direction, he
must needs have gone facing an East wind; then he surely went
WEST. And since he was "cast afar off," he must be in the far-off
     When Jehovah confirmed his promise to David concerning the
perpetuity of his kingdom, throne, sceptre and house, and took
oath by his holiness that he would not lie to him, he said: "I
will set his hand (sceptre) in the sea." The clues which the
prophet Ezekiel gives in his riddle, as to the location of Israel
and the royal pair, are, that it is "a land of traffic," that it
has "good soil" and that it "brings forth branches"; that is,
that it is fruitful and populous. We are told it has a "city of
merchants," that "fowl of every wing dwell under the shadow of
its branches," i. e., mixed, or various people dwell under the
protection of its rulers; and that its location is by "great
waters," which, for reasons that will become more and more
apparent as we proceed, we affirm to be the Atlantic Ocean. For
the Lord gives a message to Ephraim through Jeremiah, saying: "I
am a father to Israel, and Ephraim is my first born. Hear the
word of the Lord, O ye nations, and declare it in the isles afar
off, and say, He that scattered Israel will gather him." In this
declaration we find that the far-off home of Ephraim-Israel is
in, not an island, but "the isles," i. e., a group of islands.
Thus Ephraim, also, is located in the sea, in the isles afar off.
The prophet Isaiah, in the forty-ninth chapter, addresses these
same people, saying: "Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye
people from afar. * * * Thou art my servant, 0 Israel, in whom I
will (still in the future) be glorified." And when speaking, in
the twelfth verse of this same chapter concerning the future
return of this same people to Palestine, their former home, at
which time he will be more fully glorified in them, the Lord
causes the prophet to make proclamation: "Behold, these shall
come from far off, and lo, these from the north and from the
     In the Hebrew there is no compound word for north-west as we
use it; hence the expression north and west. There is a group of
isles out in these "great waters," which are just as directly
north-west from Palestine as the lines of latitude and longitude
can lay them, namely, the British Isles. And we may just as well
jump into the midst of our proofs at once, since that is the
place where Ephraim-Israel shall chiefly be found. If not there,
it is because they have "spread out," from these VERY ISLES, for
it is a well authenticated fact that Jeremiah went to Ireland,
where he died, and that his grave is one of the well-known and
proudly-named spots of that country, whose history is one of the
mysteries of the world.
     It is a well-known fact that the history of no country on
the face of the earth has so puzzled historians as that of
Ireland. There is both a sacred and secular reason for this. The
secular reason is that Ireland steps into the arena of history
with a monarchical kingdom running in full blast, and men do not
know how it got there. The sacred reason is because God has
issued a mandate, saying: "KEEP SILENCE before me, O islands, and
let the people renew their strength." (Isa.41:1.)

     In the next verse the Lord asks the question: "Who raised up
the righteous man from the EAST?" Then in the fourth verse he
answers his own question, saying, "I the Lord, the first, and the
last; I am he," and in the eighth verse of the same chapter,
still addressing the dwellers in the isles, he says: "Thou art
Israel, my servant Jacob, whom I have chosen, the seed of Abraham
my friend. Thou whom I have taken from the ends of the earth." 
i. e., literally, from the rising of the sun, from the beginning,
or from the East.
     This statement, coming from such high authority, forever
settles the question as to the origin of the peoples who dwell in
those far-off northwest isles.

     We have read many authors on the subject of the Hebrews in
Ireland, who claim to have searched carefully and critically
through all available chronicles, records and histories and they
all agree that a perusal of these various authorities is not only
heavy reading, but that they are very obtuse, and that they are
actually confusing, bewildering and tormenting to all who do not
take the word of God as an ally in the work of unraveling their
mysteries; for, all of these authorities do agree in stating the
following facts:

1. About 585 B.C. a "notable man," an "important personage," a
patriarch, a saint, an essentially important someone, according
to their various ways of putting it, came to Ulster, the most
northern province of Ireland, accompanied by a princess, the
daughter of an eastern king, and that in company with them was
one Simon Brach, Breck, Brack, Barech, Berach, as it is
differently spelled; and that this royal party brought with them
many remarkable things. Among these was the harp, an ark and the
wonderful stone called Liafail, or stone of destiny, of which we
shall have much to say hereafter.

2. This eastern princess was married to King Herremon on
condition, made by this notable patriarch, that he should abandon
his former religion, and build a college for the prophets. This
Herremon did, and the name of the school was Mur-Ollam, which is
the name, both in Hebrew and Irish, for school of the prophets.
He also changed the name of his capital city, Lothair - sometimes
spelled Cothair Croffin - to that of Tara.

3. The name of this Eastern princess is given as Tea-Tephi, and
it is a well-known fact that the royal arms of Ireland is the
harp of David, and has been for two thousand and five hundred

     Ezekiel in his riddle, when speaking of the coming of the
female passenger who came to that land in the second vessel, whom
he afterwards proves to be a princess, speaks of "the furrows of
her plantation." It is a truth, and, to us, a marvelous one, that
the province of Ulster used to be called the "Plantation of
Ulster," as any one may know if they will take the trouble to
consult "Chamber's Encyclopedia" on the word "Ulster."
     Further, the crown which was worn by the sovereigns of that
hitherto unaccounted-for kingdom in Ireland had twelve points.
Who shall say that "the king's daughter" was not planted there;
and that the first of the three of Ezekiel's prophetic overturns
was not from Palestine to Erin?

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