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(A classic True Israel (British Israelism) book on the Celto-Saxon people’s of God.
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by J.H. Allen (published in 1917)


     We must keep in mind the fact that the Lord cast Israel afar
off to the isles o f the sea, and then, through the prophet
Isaiah, commanded silence for a certain period, or until the
people should have renewed their strength. This same prophet, in
the first verse of the forty-ninth chapter, again addresses the
people who dwell in the isles as follows: "LISTEN, O isles, unto
me: and hearken, ye people from afar"; and then makes the
declaration: "Thou art my servant, O Israel, in whom I will be
     Israel, as we know, was cast out of her land for idolatry,
and Baal-ism was one of her chief idolatries. Before she was cast
out she seems to have acquired the habit of attaching the name of
the god Baal to places and cities, for on the ancient maps of
Palestine we find Baal-meon, Baal-gad, Baal-ath, Baal-shalisha,
Baal-tamar, Baal-peor, Bawl-hazor, Baal-zephon, Mt. Baalah, and
     But surely these people carried that same proclivity with
them to the islands, for in Ireland this name of the god Baal is
found just as frequently, if not more frequently, a circumstance
which shows that this idol was honored and worshipped by her
eastern colonists. The Rev. T. R. Howlett furnishes us with the
following list of Baal-it-ish names found in Ireland: Baal-yBai.
Baal-y-gowan, Baal-y-Nahinsh, Baal-y-Castell, Baal-y-Moni,
Baal-y-ner, Baal-y-Garai, Baal-y-nah, Baal-y-Con-El, Baal-y-Hy,
Baal-y-Hull-Ish, Baal-NahBrach, Baal-Athi, Baal-Dagon.
     Regarding the evidence given by these names, Howlett says:
"These certainly are memorials of the Baal worship once
prevailing in Ireland. In them we have not only the name of Baal,
but its conjunction also with other Hebrew names. How can this be
accounted for, except as they were so called by emigrants from
Phoenicia and Palestine?
     One thing that particularly marks the Hebrew origin of these
names is their attachment to places but not to persons. The
Canaanites and Phoenicians, attached the names of their gods,
Baal, Bal, Bel to persons, as Eth-Baal, Itho-bal, Asdru-bal and
Han-i-bal. These were family names among the heathen nations
surrounding Israel. In like manner, we find among the chosen
people the names of their God associated with and forming a part
of family and personal names; as 'El' and 'Jah,' in Isra-el,
Ishma-el, Lemu-el, Samu-el, Ezeki-el, El-isha, El-ijah. Baal
never found favor among the Hebrews as a personal name, though
used freely for localities. They gave it to their towns, but not
to their children. Its use in Ireland is proof of the Israelitish
origin of the earliest settlers - philological evidence of racial
     But this custom of thus using the name of Baal has long
since passed away from the descendents of those who settled in
"INNIS PHAIL"--an Island Wonderful - and her sister isles. These
islands need no longer keep silent, for their people have renewed
their strength and thus the isles are yielding up their secrets.
Hence, we should not be surprised that the name of Baal is no
longer in the mouth of their people. By the mouth of the prophet
Hosea, whom the Lord used to declare that he would hedge up the
way of Ephraim Israel, so that she could not find her paths, he
also says: "I will take away the names of Baal-im (plural of
Baal) out of her mouth, and they shall no more be remembered by
their name." (Hosea 2:17.)
     But just prior to this saying the Lord has given a prophecy,
of which this is but a part, the sequence of that which precedes
it, and which reads as follows: "Behold, I will allure her, and
bring her into the wilderness (the hitherto uninhabited country),
and speak comfortably to her heart (Margin). And I will give her
vineyards from thence (there), and the valley of Achor (sorrow)
for a door of hope; and she shall sing as in the days of her
youth, and as in the day when she came out of the land of Egypt.
And it shall be at that day, saith the Lord, that thou shalt call
me Ishi (my husband); and shalt call me no more Baali. For I will
take away the names of Baalim out of her mouth." All idolatrous
names were taken from the mouth of Israel, not so much because
they had reached that God-appointed place where they were to be
moved no more, and where the children of wickedness were not to
waste them as at the first, but because they had passed out from
their former sorrow through the door of hope, which was caused by
the fact that their Lord had spoken comforting words to their
hearts, and because she could look up in love to him and say,
"Ishi-my husband." The reason for this heart-experienced hope
will become clearer as we proceed with the prophetic history of
this people, whose centralization of racial life and power is in
those islands which are northwest of Palestine.

     But in this same forty-ninth chapter of Isaiah, after
letting us know that Israel is located in the isles, the prophet
foretells some events in the future history of that island
nation. Among these predicted events we find the following: "Thus
saith the Lord, the Holy One: In the time of favour (grace) have
I heard thee, and in the day of salvation (the Christian era)
have I helped thee: and I will preserve thee, and I will appoint
thee, as a people of the covenant, to establish the earth, to
cause (thee) to inherit the desolate heritages."
     In this quotation we have, for the sake of clearness,
followed in part both the King James and the Isaac Leeser
translations. The italicized phrase is from Leeser, and is
remarkable for its clearness, especially in its use of the
article 'a' before people, because Ephraim-Israel, although not
all the people, is distinctly a people, of the covenant; and as a
people of the covenant she is appointed to establish, people, or
cause to be inhabited, the desolate, uninhabited places of the
earth. These desolate localities are given to Israel as an
inheritance, and she has needed them in fulfilling the destiny of
the Birthright Kingdom of Israel - that of becoming many nations,
or a company of nations.
     But we must now notice the word covenant, since it is used
in the phrase as a people of the covenant. The Hebrew word for
covenant is Beriyth, which in judges 8:33 and 9:4 is used as a
proper name, and, for that reason, it is simply transferred into
the English text without being translated. It is given there as
the name of one of the idols of Israel, namely: Baal-beriyth, and
means Baal of (the) covenant. Also the Hebrew words Ben-iysh
Yemiyniy are translated "Son of a man of Jemini. Thus Ben means
"a son"; Iysh, "a man," and Yemiyniy, Jemini. The anglicized form
of these words are Ben, ish and jamin, and, taken together, they
mean "A man of Benjamin, or a Benjaminite."
     We have brought you through this group of words to show that
'ish' in Hebrew means a man. Now take the Hebrew word which is
translated covenant, which in its original form has no vowel, but
which in its Anglicized form retains the vowel 'i' to preserve
the y sound, and we have Brith, which joined with ish is
Brith-ish, and means "A covenant man." Today the BRITISH people,
or men of the covenant, are called Britons, and are dwelling in
the British Isles!!!
     We are told that the people of Wales call themselves, in
ancient Welsh, "Bryth y Brithan," or Briths of Briton," which
means "The Covenanters" of "the land of the Covenant." The first
form of this phrase is almost vernacular Hebrew.
     It is also unmistakably recorded in British history that the
earliest settlers in Wales and southern England were called
Simonii. They came by the way of the sea in the year 720 B.C.    
At this time there was the greatest influx of the Tuatha de
Daanan to Ireland, and this synchronizes with the deportation of
the Israelites of the commonwealth of Ephraim to Assyria, and the
flight of Dan and Simeon from the seaports and coast country of
Palestine. That Simonii is the plural of Simeon we need scarcely
     But all evidences of the fulfillment of this prophecy are
not philological, for Isaiah, still addressing the Israelites who
dwell in the islands, predicts the following: "For thy waste and
desolate places, and the land of thy destruction (the destruction
of their identity), shall even now be too narrow (pressed,
straightened) by reason of the inhabitants, and they that
swallowed thee up (the Assyrians) shall be far away.
The children which thou shalt have, after thou hast lost the
other, shall say again in thine ears: The place is too straight
(small, crowded, cramped) for me; give a place to me that I may
dwell." (Isa.49:I9-20.)
     Here are a people called Israel who are living in the isles
of the sea. They have lost one company of people, and yet their
children say that the place is still too small, cramped and
crowded, because there are too many inhabitants for such a small
country. Consequently they ask the Mother Country to give them a
place also. Or, according to Leeser's translation, they say,
"Make room for me to dwell," and the Mother Country must do it,
because it is she to whom the Lord has given the desolate
heritages of the earth.
     Mark this! It is also said of the mother country, or Mother
Israel, that she "lost" her first children before other of her
children asked for territory in which to dwell.
     England is the only country on the face of the earth where
these conditions obtain. Her first child was called New England,
but she LOST it, and now together with that which, for various
reasons, has been annexed - is called The United States of
     But, after losing her American colonies, her work of
colonizing non-populated portions of the world kept right on;
until today through the power of these colonies she holds
possession of Prince Edward's Island, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia,
British Columbia, Vancouver's Island, New Foundland and Canada.
All of these are unitedly called the Dominion of Canada, and to
these are added the six States of Australia, New Zealand,
Tasmania, British India, the Fiji Islands and parts of Africa,
Egypt and China. So that now the sun never sets on the realm of
the United Kingdom.

(Remember Allen was writing in 1917 - Keith Hunt)

     But we should expect this, and even more, for according to
Jer.31:9-10, the Israel which is located in the Isles is none
other than Ephraim, the Abrahamic Birthright People, of whom the
Lord says: "I am a father to Israel, and Ephraim is my first
     Ephraim, as we have shown, was the second son of Joseph. But
when the birthright blessing was given to Joseph in his sons,
Ephraim, the younger, was set before Manasseh, the elder. They
were to remain together, however, until they grew into a
multitude in the midst of the earth. After that they were to
separate; then Manasseh was to become a "great" people, or
nation, and Ephraim was to become "a multitude, or company of
     The people in the British Isles did certainly grow together
until they became a multitude of people in the earth, and then
they separated. The separated people has become a great nation,
and those who were left in the isles have become a multitude of
nations. The government of the separated people is democratic,
the people in the isles still live, as they ever must, under a
monarchy, but the two peoples are, as Joseph's two sons were,
brothers; and they even call each other "Brother John" and
"Brother Jonathan." There are no other nations on earth who thus
brother each other.

     The facts recorded above are also in fulfillment of another
prophecy given by dying Jacob concerning Joseph, which reads as
follows: "Joseph is a fruitful bough, even a fruitful bough by a
well (water), whose branches run over the wall."  (Gen.49:22.)
An objector has said: "But I believe the words 'a multitude of
nations' means a multitude of different nationalities." If this
be the true meaning of these words, then surely England, with her
sixteen nations in British India, her Indians and Esquimaux of
British America, her Fiji Islanders and New Zealanders, and her
subjects of still other nationalities, which are absolutely too
numerous to mention - surely England is a multiplicity of
nationalities. Still we do not believe this to be the meaning of
the words under discussion, but we do believe that this fact of
England's thus ruling so many nationalities, and of America's
holding dominion over the Sandwich Isles, Cuba, Haiti, Porto Rico
and the Philippines is the fulfillment of a promise that Israel
shall inherit the lands and labor of the heathen, which is given
as follows:

"He brought forth his people with joy, and his chosen with
gladness: and gave them the lands of the heathen; and they
inherited the labour of the people; that they might observe his
statutes, and keep his laws. Praise ye the Lord." (Psa.

     The Bible follows Anglo-Saxon conquests, and some of the
people in all these nations both receive and keep the law of God.
We must remember that Ephraim and Manasseh, as the represent-
atives of the house of Joseph, both together received the
birthright blessing under the hands of the dying patriarch, and
that since they thus jointly hold the birthright blessing, even
though Ephraim was set before Manasseh, we may expect that they
shall hold many of its blessings in common. Take, for instance,
the blessing pronounced upon the land of Joseph, as given by
Moses on the day of his death, which is only an enlarged edition
of that which was given by Jacob on the day of his death, and
which is as follows: "And of Joseph he said, Blessed of the Lord
be his land, for the precious things of heaven (rain), for the
dew, and for the deep (ocean) that croucheth beneath (his
vessels), and for the precious fruits brought forth by the sun,
and the precious things put forth from moon to moon, and through
the chief (best) things of the ancient mountains, and for the
precious things of the everlasting hills, and the precious things
of the earth and the fullness thereof, and for the good will of
him that dwelt in the bush: let this blessing come upon the head
of Joseph, and upon the top of the head of him that was separated
from his brethren. His glory is like the firstling (firstborn) of
his bullock, and his horns are like the horns of an unicorn (the
unicorn is in the national seal of England) with them he (Joseph)
shall push the people together to the ends of the earth; and they
are the ten thousands of Ephraim, and they are the thousands of
Manasseh." (Deut.33: I3-I7.)

     This promise of wealth on land and sea, of abundant
harvests, of rare gems and precious stones, of the richest and
the greatest mining interests in the world, is fulfilled in
England and America. It is also true that these nations, not only
push the aborgines of their possessions into the ends, or
corners, of their countries, but they also push the people of
other nations with whom they war into corners. Concerning America
and her aborigines, we need only say, "Lo, the poor Indian," and
ask, Where is he? And then ask the same question concerning the
aborigines of the countries which fall into the hands of England.
Just here the alien testimony of the Russian Vernadsky is
pertinent. He says, "Britain is a spider whose web encompasses
the whole world within her own dominions. She has all the
resources of all the continents. Her empire is stronger and
vaster than any coalition of other states. She is a standing
menace to all other powers, and her increasing strength is
destructive to the balance of power. Nevertheless, unsatisfied
and insatiable, she is grasping for more territory. Yesterday she
seized Fiji; the day before she took the Diamond fields; today
she annexed Transvaal, and tomorrow she will clutch Egypt. It is
only too clear that the power of Britain is too great to be
compatible with the general safety, and that the aggressive
empire, unless speedily checked, will establish a universal
dominion over all the people of the earth."
     Our reply to this expressed fear concerning Britain's
"universal dominion," is that England alone will not gain this,
but that England and America will yet form an alliance and that
then they shall push the people to the ends of the earth, for it
is foretold that they, Ephraim and Manasseh, "together" shall do
Israel in the Isles  this, and also that, "Israel shall blossom
and bud, and fill the face of the whole WORLD with fruit." (Isa.
27:6.) The fulfillment of these promised blessings, which were
pronounced upon the land of Joseph, by the people in the isles
and their "separated" brother, is the cause of the fulfillment of
another prophecy given by Isaiah concerning this same people,
which is as follows: "Be still, ye inhabitants of the isle; thou
whom the merchants of Zidon (Palestinean seaport), that pass over
the sea have replenished. And by great waters (same place as in
Ezekiel's riddle) the seed of Sihor, the harvest of the river is
her revenue; and she is the mart o f nations."
     The Sihor is a river in Egypt. Israel dwelt in Egypt for
four hundred and thirty years, hence they were formerly from
Egypt, latterly from Palestine, now in the isles of the Great
Waters!!! Moreover, the birthright holders were born Egyptians.
Thus the Lord says, "When Israel was a child, then I loved him
and called my son out of Egypt." It is for these reasons that, in
the Bible, the Ephraim Israelites are in two places called

     This fact of calling Israel out of Egypt is doubly true in
the case of Israel; first in the fact that when Israel was a
child (a young nation), the Lord called her out of Egypt; second
in the fact that the Lord's son, Ephraim his first born was
called out of Egypt. This was also true again, after the flight
of Joseph and Mary into Egypt with the babe under the protection
of an angel, for it is again written, "Out of Egypt have I called
my son."

     But there is another prophecy in Isaiah which has been most
wonderfully fulfilled in the history of Ephraim and his brother
Manasseh, i. e., England and America, the long lost house of
Joseph. It is the following: "The Lord sent a word into Jacob,
and it hath lighted upon Israel. And all the people shall know,
even Ephraim, and the inhabitants of Samaria." (Isa.9:8-9.)
     Here we have the names of Samaria-Ephraim-Israel, the
birthright kingdom, used prophetically. In connection with these
names is the fact that the Lord sent a word to Jacob, and that it
lighted not upon Judah, but upon Israel, and that all the people
of Ephraim "shall know" this.
     Hear this!

"Ye chosen seed of Israel's race Ye ransomed from the fall!"

     Again we say, hear this! "In the beginning was the WORD, and
the Word was with God, and the WORD was God. The same was in the
beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him
was not anything made that was made. In him was life; and the
life was the light of men. And the WORD was made flesh, and dwelt
among us  full of grace and truth. He came to his own (Judah) and
his own (the Jews) received him not." So he said to his
disciples, "Go to the lost sheep of the house of Israel." Christ,
the Divine WORD was "SENT" "into Jacob," bringing life, light,
grace, and truth, but Judah rejected the word sent from God, so
it lighted upon Israel. Thus, the Apostle Paul, who was brought
up at the feet of Gamaliel, and who was raised a Pharisee of the
strictest sort, understood himself perfectly, when he said,
"Israel (as a whole) hath not obtained that which he seeketh for;
but the election hath obtained it, and the rest (Jewish-Israel)
were blinded." Who, "as concerning the gospel are enemies; but as
touching the election are beloved for the fathers' sakes." Hence,
"blindness in part (or blindness to a part) is happened to
Israel, until the fullness of the Gentiles be come in."
     But of that part of the elect race which is appointed to be
the recipients of the Word which God sent. Paul says, "There is a
remnant according to the election of grace," and it is the people
who belong to the election of grace, that follow the colonies of
that elect race, and plant the standard of the gospel of the
grace of the Son of God among the nations of the earth. Thus the
Messianic promise, which the Lord made to Abraham, that in his
seed all the nations of the earth should be blessed, has received
a double fulfillment, in that those who carry the message of the
One Seed, are also the seed of Abraham. This is true either
nationally or spiritually, for all who have been baptized into
Christ have put on Christ, are Abraham's seed and heirs according
to the promise. And it is also true that the Anglo-Saxons are
pre-eminently the evangelists of the world.