Isn’t God speaking through Gematria regarding the return of Jesus?


Section 1
While Donald Trump will be the 45th president, he will be only the 44th person — the 44th male — to actually hold the job. Recall that President Grover Cleveland served two non-consecutive terms: He won election in 1884, lost in 1888, and won again in 1892 — so he is considered both the 22nd and 24th president.
1. George Washington (1789-1797)
2. John Adams (1797-1801)
3. Thomas Jefferson (1801-1809)
4. James Madison (1809-1817)
5. James Monroe (1817-1825)
6. John Quincy Adams (1825-1829)
7. Andrew Jackson (1829-1837)
8. Martin Van Buren (1837-1841)
9. William Henry Harrison (1841)
10. John Tyler (1841-1845)
11. James K. Polk (1845-1849)
12. Zachary Taylor (1849-1850)
13. Millard Fillmore (1850-1853)
14. Franklin Pierce (1853-1857)
15. James Buchanan (1857-1861)
16. Abraham Lincoln (1861-1865)
17. Andrew Johnson (1865-1869)
18. Ulysses S. Grant (1869-1877)
19. Rutherford B. Hayes (1877-1881)
20. James A. Garfield (1881)
21. Chester Arthur (1881-1885)
22. Grover Cleveland (1885-1889)
23. Benjamin Harrison (1889-1893)
24. Grover Cleveland (1893-1897)
25. William McKinley (1897-1901)
26. Theodore Roosevelt (1901-1909)
27. William Howard Taft (1909-1913)
28. Woodrow Wilson (1913-1921)
29. Warren G. Harding (1921-1923)
30. Calvin Coolidge (1923-1929)
31. Herbert Hoover (1929-1933)
32. Franklin D. Roosevelt (1933-1945)
33. Harry S. Truman (1945-1953)
34. Dwight D. Eisenhower (1953-1961)
35. John F. Kennedy (1961-1963)
36. Lyndon B. Johnson (1963-1969)
37. Richard Nixon (1969-1974)
38. Gerald Ford (1974-1977)
39. Jimmy Carter (1977-1981)
40. Ronald Reagan (1981-1989)
41. George Bush (1989-1993)
42. Bill Clinton (1993-2001)
43. George W. Bush (2001-2009)
44. Barack Obama (2009-2017)
45. Donald Trump (2017- )
In Gematria:
With Donald Trump as the last president then there would not be a 45th person as President of the USA.
In Gematria:
Section 2
Pope Francis (Latin: Franciscus; Italian: Francesco; Spanish: Francisco; born Jorge Mario Bergoglio,[b] 17 December 1936) is the 266th and current Pope of the Roman Catholic Church, a title he holds ex officio as Bishop of Rome, and sovereign of Vatican City. He chose Francis as his papal name in honor of Saint Francis of Assisi. Francis is the first Jesuit pope, the first from the Americas, the first from the Southern Hemisphere and the first non-European pope since Syrian Gregory III, who died in 741.
“Jorge Mario Bergoglio” in Simple Gematria Equals: 201
In Gematria:
“Jorge M Bergoglio” in Simple Gematria Equals: 158
In Gematria:
After 158 comes:
Pope Francis in Simple Gematria Equals: 122
In Gematria:
After 122 comes:
Of the 266 Popes listed below, 88 came from Rome and the majority (196) came from Italy.
88 = RIGHTEOUS AFFLICTED but also has other meanings
After 88 comes:
Equates to Jesus
The first pope of the Catholic Church was St. Peter, the apostle.
Since then (and including St. Peter), there have been a total of 266 popes
The current pope (#266) is Pope Francis.
In Gematria:
After 266 comes:
Equates to Jesus
Isaiah 53:3
He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were [our] faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
Section 3
1. Adam m. Eve
2. Seth
3. Enosh
4. Canaan
5. Mahalaleel
6. Jared
7. Enoch
8. Methusaleh
9. Lamech
10. Noah m. Naamah
11. Shem
12. Arphaxad
13. Salah
14. Heber
15. Peleg
16. Reu
17. Serug
18. Nahor
19. Terah m. Amtheta
20. Abraham m. Sarah
21. Isaac m. Rebekah
22. Jacob m. Leah
23. Judah m. Tamar
24. Hezron
25. Aram
26. Aminadab
27. Naasson
28. Salmon
29. Boaz m. Ruth
30. Obed
31. Jcsse
32. K. David m. Bathsheba
33. K. Soloman m. Naamah
34. K. Rehoboam m. Maacah
35. K. Abijah
36. K. Asa m. Azubah
37. K. Jehoshaphat
38. K. Jehoram m. Athaliah
39. K. Ahaziah m. Zibiah
40. K. Joash m. Jehoaddan
41. K. Amaziah m. Jecholiah
42. K. Uzziah m. Jerusha
43. K. Jotham
44. K. Ahaz m. Abi
45. K. Hezekiah m. Hephzibah
46. K. Manasseh m. Meshullemeth
47. K. Amon m. Jedidiah
48. K. Josiah m. Mamutah
49. K. Zedekiah
(Number in parenthesis denotes length of reign)
50. Q. Tea Tephi m. Herremon, a Prince of the scarlet thread.
51. K. Irial Faidh (10)
52. K. Eithriall (20)
53. Follain
54. K. Tighemmas (50)
55. Eanbotha
56. Smiorguil
57. K. Fiachadh Labhriane (24)
58. K. Aongus Ollmuchaidh (21)
59. Maoin
60. K. Rotheachta (25)
61. Dein
62. K. Siorna Saoghalach (21)
63. Oholla Olchaoin
64. K. Giallchacih (9)
65. K. Aodhain Glas (20)
66. K. Simeon Breac (7)
67. K. Muirteadach Boigrach (4)
68. K. Fiachadh Toigrach (7)
69. K. Duach Laidhrach (10)
70. Eochaidh Buailgllerg
71. K. Ugaine More the Great (30)
72. K. Cobhthach Coalbreag (30)
73. Meilage Aminadab
74. K. Jaran Gleofathach (7)
75. K. Coula Cruaidh Cealgach (25)
76. K. Olliolla Caisfhaichach (28)
77. K. Eochaidh Foitleathan (11)
78. K. Aongus Tuirmheach Teamharch (30)
79. K. Eara Aighneach (28)
80. Labhra Suire
81. Blathucha
82. Easmhuin Eamhua
83. Roighnein Ruadh
84. Finlogha
85. Fian
86. K. Eodchaidh Feidhlioch (12)
87. Finearrihuas
88. K. Lughaidh Raidhdearg
89. K. Criomhthan Niadhnar (16)
90. Fearaidhach Fion Feachtnuigh
91. K. Fiachadh Fionoluidh (20)
92. K. Tuathal Teachtmar (40)
93. K. Coun Ceadchathach (20)
94. K. Arb Aonflier (30)
95. K. Cormae Usada (40)
96. K. Caibre Liffeachair (27)
97. K. Fiachadh Sreabthuine (30)
98. K. Muireadhach Tireach (30)
99. K. Eochaidh Moigmeodhin (7)
100. K. Nail of the Nine Hostages
101. Eogan
102. K. Murireadhach
103. Earca
104. K. Fergus More (A.D. 487)
105. K. Dongard (d. 457)
106.K. Conran (d. 535)
107. K. Aidan (d. 604)
108. K. Eugene IV (d.622)
109. K. Donald IV (d. 650)
110. Dongard
111. K. Eugene V (d. 692)
112. Findan
113. K. Eugene VII (d. A.D. 721) m. Spondan
114. K. Etfinus (d. A.D. 761) m. Fergina
115. K. Achajus (d. A.D.819) m. Fergusia
116. K. Alpin (d. A.D. 834)
117. K. Kenneth II (d. A.D. 854)
118. K. Constantin II (d. A.D. 874)
119. K. Donald VI (d. A.D. 903)
120. K Malcolm I (d. A.D. 958)
121. K Kenneth III (d. A.D.994 )
122. K. Malcolm II (d. A.D.1033 )
123. Beatrix m. Thane Albanach
124. K. Duncan I (d. A.D.1040 )
125. K.Malcolm II Canmore (d. A.D.1055-1093) m. Margret of England
126. K.David I (d. A.D.1153 ) m. Maud of Northcumberland
127. K. Prince Henry (d. A.D.1152 ) m. Adama of Surrey
128. K. Earl David (d. A.D.1219 ) m. Maud of Chester
129. Isobel m. Robert Bruce III
130. Robert Bruce IV m. Isobel of Gloucester
131. Robert Bruce V m. Martha of Carrick
132. K. Robert I Bruce (d. A.D.1306-1329 ) m. Mary of Burke
133. Margary Bruce m. Walter Stewart III
134. K. Robert II (d. A.D. 1390) m. Euphemia of Ross (d. A.D. 1376)
135. K. Robert III (d. A.D. 1406) m. Arabella Drummond (d. A.D. 1401)
136. K James I (A.D. 1424-1437) m. Joan Beaufort
137. K. James II (d. A.D. 1460) m. Margaret of Gueldres (d. A.D 1463)
138. K. James III (d. A.D. 1488) m. Margaret of Denmark (d. A.D. 1484)
139. K. James IV (d. A.D. 1543) m. Margaret of England (d. A.D. 1539)
140. K. James V. (d. A.D. 1542) m. Mary of Lorraine (d. A.D. 1560)
141. Q. Mary (d. A.D. 1587) m. Lord Henry Darnley
142. K. James VI and I (A.D. 1603-1625) m. Ann of Denmark
143. Princess Elizabeth (1596-1613) m. K. Frederick of Bohemia (1632)
144. Princess Sophia m. Duke Ernest of Brunswick
145. K. George I (1698-1727) Sophia Dorothea of Zelle (1667-1726)
146. K. George II (1727-1760) m. Princess Caroline of Anspach (1683-1737)
147. Prince Frederick of Wales (1707-1751) m. Princess Augusta of Saxe-Gotha K.
148. George III (1760-1820) m. Princess Sophia of Mecklenburgh-Strelitz (1744-1818)
149. Duke Edward of Kent (1757-1820) m. Princess Victoria of Leiningen
150. Q. Victoria (b. 1819, crowned 1838, d. 1901) m. Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha
151. K. Edward VII
152. K. George V
153. K. George VI
154. Q. Elizabeth II
Original source appears to be “Judah’s Sceptre and Joseph’s Birthright” By J. H. Allen.
In Gematria:
32 = COVENANT – FELLOWSHIP [32. K. David m. Bathsheba]
49 = TIME OF THE END [49. K. Zedekiah]
154 = GOD IS JUDGE [154. Q. Elizabeth II]
The Coronation Stone: Jacob’s Pillow
The coronation stone which sat in Westminster Abbey, England, is the coronation stone of the Hebrew nation called Israelites. This stone was named Beth-el (house of God) by the patriarch Israel (sometimes called Jacob) roughly 2000 BC and remained with his descendents. It travelled with them for forty years in the wilderness, supplying their water, and was preserved and brought to Ireland in 583 BC by the prophet Jeremiah; eventually being transferred to Scotland, then England, and now resides in Scotland.
Notice the groove worn deeply into the Rock between the two metal rings. This would have to result from many years of carrying the Rock on a pole. And this had to have happened before 583 BC when Jeremiah brought the Rock to Ireland, because it has been moved a very few miles in the last 2500 years. This groove is the result of being carried around the wilderness for forty years.
Jeremiah and Tea Tephi
All the kings of Israel, the whole nation, then the Kingdom of Judah, were crowned standing on or beside this Stone. See the story of Queen Athaliah’s overthrow in II Kings 11:14. Upon Jeremiah’s arrival in Ireland, 583 BC, with the Stone, the Stone was again put in use to crown the Royalty of Israel. Eochaide and Tea Tephi were the complete fulfillment of Jacob’s command that Judah should rule over the people of the twelve tribes. Eochaide was a descendent of the Zarah line of Judah, while Tea Tephi was of the Pharez line of Judah. The Zarah line, as firstborn, ruled in Egypt after the death of Joseph. Non-ruling princes of the family migrated over the next 150 years, founding the city-states of Troy, Athens, Miltetus, and others along the northern Mediterranean. Then about 150 years before the Exodus, when the King of Upper (southern) Egpyt conquered the Hyksos(Zarahite) rulers, the ruling family fled leaving the Pharez line of Judah in Egypt. This “first” Exodus out of Egypt is mentioned by the historian Diodorus. Brutus of Troy went in 1103 BC and founded New Troy, later renamed London. The Milesians migrated west establishing settlements in Spain and then Ireland.
With the arrival of Tea Tephi, and her subsequent marriage to the Milesian king Eochaide, the two lines of Zarah and Pharez were brought together. From this first marraige, all the kings and queens of northwest Europe would descend.
Notice that the three times the Stone moved is the fulfillment of Ezekiel’s prophecy regarding the three overturns mentioned in chapter 21, verses 25-27. However, now that the Stone has been moved back to Scotland, some have discounted the prophecy. This mistake is made because the Stone has been equated with the Throne of David. The Stone is only a symbol of the Throne. The actual Throne still remains with Queen Elizabeth. The Throne will remain with Britain until Jesus returns, according to the prophecy; “until he comes whose right it is.”
The latest descendant of the Zarah/Pharez line of Judah is Queen Elizabeth II. She also happens to be the current fulfillment of the prophecy of Nathan to King David in II Samuel 7:10-17. In that passage, David is promised that he would have a direct bloodline descendent ruling over the people of Israel forever. Psalm 89 confirms that this would be the case as long as the sun and moon can be seen in the sky.
4. Geological Evidence
In the age of modern scholarship, it has become fashionable to demote all ancient history and tradition to the realm of legend, myth and fantasy. In many cases, that is like throwing out the baby with the bath water because there is usually a core of truth handed down in legend. In preparing this article, browsing the web for the “Stone of Scone” led to more articles ridiculing the traditions than those giving them any credence at all. Modern writers have assumed the Stone of Scone must have originated from a local quarry.
I am only aware of two scientific attempts to determine the origin of the stone. The first was by Professor Totten of Yale University. In response to suggestions that it had come from a local quarry, he issued the statement:, “The analysis of the stone shows that there are absolutely no quarries in Scone or Iona wherefrom a block so constituted could possibly have come, nor yet from Tara.”[20]
The second study was done by Professor Odlum, who was a geologist and professor of theology at Ontario University. He made microscopic examinations of the stone, comparing it to quarries in both Scotland and Ireland, and found it dissimilar to stones from those areas. He became intrigued with the idea of that it might really be the stone of Jacob. That hypothesis could be tested scientifically by searching to see if a similar type of rock is found near Bethel, where Jacob found his stone. After considerable searching he found some strata rather high near a cliff that had exactly the type of composition he was looking for. He chipped off a piece and later performed microscopic tests. He concluded that his sample “matched perfectly” with the coronation stone.[21]
Desirous for even better proof he sought to get a little piece the size of a pea from the coronation stone, on which he could perform chemical tests. When he petitioned the Archbishop of Canterbury for such a piece, the reply was that it would take an act of Parliament signed by the King, and even then he wouldn’t provide it.
To the best of my knowledge that was the end of a really fine scientific experiment which could at least partially validate the claim that the stone might have come from Bethel. This is an excellent example of how science can indeed be used to validate historical traditions. They cannot provide proof, but can greatly add to the credibility of a story. What is needed now is a really thorough scientific study of the stone to verify its authenticity.
5. Conclusion
Preliminary geological studies have indicated that the Stone of Destiny, upon which British monarchs have been crowned for centuries might indeed be the stone of Jacob as tradition asserts, because it matches a formation near Bethel, the Biblical location of the stone the prophet Jacob found. Further scientific testing is now required, such as a thorough chemical composition comparison, and even that can only confirm the possibility that the stone is authentic. In any case, on this fiftieth anniversary of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, we can pause to pay respect to what very well might be the continuation of the unbroken line of succession of kings reigning over the children of Israel, from King David, over three thousand years ago.
An old stone, a relic of bygone days, is resting in a recess
under the seat of the Coronation n Chair in West minster Abbey,
London, England. A fitting shrine for so sacred a treasure.
(Today the ancient “stone” is in Scotland, being cared for by the
Sottish people – Keith Hunt).
Dean Stanley, in his Memorials of Westminster Abbey, makes this
daring statement regarding the stone:
“The chief object of attraction, to this day, for the
innumerable visitors to the Abbey, is probably that ancient
Irish monument of the Empire known as the Coronation Stone.
It is the most prized object which the Empire holds today.”
He speaks of the stone as a “primeval monument which binds
together the whole Empire,” and he claims that it has been proved
to be the identical one on which St.Colombo asked to lay his
dying head at Iona – it having been Jacob’s pillow.
Professor Ramsey, requested by the Dean to examine this wonderful
stone, stated: “To my eye, it appears as if it had been
originally prepared for building purposes, but had never been
A learned Rabbi, on being asked his opinion, averred that the top
corner-stone of Solomon’s Temple was always called Jacob’s Stone,
and claimed it to be the stone whereon Jacob laid his head at
Bethel when he had slept and dreamed of the ladder of light with
its ascending and descending angels. Of that stone he had made
his altar, calling it Bethel, and evidently had intended it
should remain for ever on the same spot, a memorial to his
vision. He further seated:
“Then it must have gone down into Egypt with him and been carried
up thence by his descendants.”
There is no stone of the same variety in or around Tara, Iona, or
Scone, where it had previously been kept, but there is a similar
geological formation near Luz – or Bethel. Canon Tristraim’s
discoveries, recorded in his book, “Land of Moab,” verify this
During the year 1921, Professor Odlum requested a tiny bit of the
Stone, about the size of a pea,that he might have it analyzed and
compared with a stone found by him near Bethel, in the Holy Land.
Canon Westlake replied: “Impossible. You would have to get the
consent, not only of the King, but of the two houses of
Parliament, and of the whole nation.”
During the visiting hours, the Vergers of the Abbey conduct large
groups of people to the front of the Coronation Chair, calling
their attention to the Stone in these words:
“Here we have Jacob’s pillow.”
Inscribed on the arch surrounding the chair in which the stone is
placed, are the words, “This is God’s House.”
We read in the Book of Genesis, chapter 28: “And Jacob took the
stone that he had put for his pillows,and set up for a pillar,
and poured oil upon the top of it, and called the name of that
place Beth-el … 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 on, So that I come again to my
father’s house in then shall the Lord be my God; And this stone,
which set for a pillar, shall be God’s house: and of all thou
shalt give me I will surely give the tenth unto thee.”
We also read in Genesis 31:13, that twenty years afterwards the
Lord said:
“I am the God of Bethel, where thou and where thou vowedst a vow
unto Me; now rise and get thee out from this land.”
And he went to Egypt, according to Genesis 46th chapter.
Joseph, gave unto his care the sacred stone, which is inferred by
his words: “From thence is the shepherd, the stone of Israel.”
(Genesis 49:24). It was eventually returned to Palestine, as were
Joseph’s remains. Joshua set up this stone witness on entering
Canaan (Genesis 49:24 — Ferrar Fenton version reads: “From whom
is Israel’s guardian stone”).
The dimensions of the Stone are given as 22 inches deep,
and 13 inches broad. It is greyish in color, with a suggestion of
yellow. The two iron rings by which it was carried in ancient
times are of great value as an identity. While lecturing in
England during 1927, Dr.W.P.Goard stated they were almost of as
much interest as the stone itself, They were fastened into each
end, and have been worn almost to the breaking point; yet after
all these centuries of travelling and later of rest, the iron has
not corroded. This particular kind of iron, which does not
corrode, is not now known.
The following is an extract from a verbatim report of an address
delivered in Hamilton Ontario, 1938, by the late Rev.E.J,
Springett … We quote from page 29 “The Bible or a University
Professor – Which?”
“You know what the Stone of Scone is. It is the Stone under the
Coronation Chair in Westminster Abbey, upon which every King of
Scotland from Fergus I, downward, and every reigning monarch,
excepting one, from the days of Edward I of England, downward,
have been crowned, and we claim that the Stone of Scone is the
stone that Jacob had for his pillow when he fled from home and
rested that night at Bethel, and had the dream that you read
about in the Book of Genesis (chapter 28).
The Professor says: (Professor Parker, Professor of Theology at
an Ontario University) ‘Geologists certify it to be Scottish
sandstone and are themselves inclined to trace it to the Island
of Iona,’)and therefore, if they are right, it can’t be the Stone
of Bethel. Before I give a personal testimony, let me give this:
Professor Totten, who was professor of Science in Yale University
makes this statement regarding the stone: ‘The analysis of the
stone shows that there are absolutely no quarries in Scone or
Iona where-from a block so constituted could possibly have come,
nor yet from Tara.’
Now, Professor Odlum, was a geologist, and Professor Odlum was
tremendously interested in that stone,and somewhere about the
year 1926 or 1927 – by special permission, he was allowed with a
British Geologist of repute to make a microscopic examination of
the stone under the Coronation Chair. They worked under a
tremendously powerful arclight. They had the finest microscopic
instruments it was possible to get. They made a perfect
microscopic examination of that stone and they compared what they
found with Scotch granite; granite from Aberdeen; stone from
Scone and from Iona, and so on, and they were absolutely
satisfied and so wrote and stated, that the stone under the
Coronation Chair was NOT the same texture, was NOT sandstone, and
that there was no stone in the British Isles, anywhere, that
compared with it.
Professor Odlum, telling me this story himself, sitting in a
house on High Street, in Chiswick at one o’clock in the morning
… said this: ‘After having made that microscopic examination of
the stone I determined to go to Palestine – to see if I could
find anything like it. I went to Bethel. I stayed there week
after week. I couldn’t find anything like it and I began to think
that I should have to give up in despair. My boat was due to sail
from Jaffa on a certain date. Two days before that, before I had
to take the train to Jerusalem and the coast, I made up my mind I
would have one more walk and one more search.’ (These are the
Professor’s exact words to me.) ‘I put on my old macintosh, I
stuck my geologist’s hammer in my pocket, and I went out for one
last look. It was pouring rain. I walked along the same places I
had walked over and over again, looking for stone. Suddenly,
while I was walking along a certain pathway, with a rocky cliff
on either side, the sun shone on the rain-streaked piece of rock
and I noticed a peculiar sort of glitter that I thought I
recognized. I climbed up and I found that wet rock, as far as I
could see with the magnifying-glass I had was of the identical
texture I had been looking for. He said: ‘I clipped off a piece
from the living rock. I took it back to the hotel and examined it
as well as I could. I was sure I had got what I wanted, and I was
so jubilant that I cabled England to my geologist friend and
said: Will you do all you possibly can to get a piece of the
Coronation Stone no bigger than a pea, in order that we may
submit it to a chemical test. We have submitted it to a
microscopic test, we want to submit it to a chemical test. Will
you see what you can do?’
The geologist friend, with Mr.Herbert Garrison, then alive, made
application to the Dean of Westminster Abbey, to be allowed to
take a piece, no bigger than a pea, from the Coronation Stone.
The Dean said: ‘I daren’t let you have permission. The only way
you can get permission would be from the Archbishop of
Well, they made the application to the Archbishop of Canterbury,
and this was the reply of the Archbishop: ‘To take a piece from
that stone no bigger than a pea would require a special Act of
Parliament to be passed by the House of Commons, endorsed by the
House of Lords, and signed by the King, and if you get that,’
said the Archbishop,’I won’t give you permission.’
Now then, why? They know that there is something special about
that stone. I have been told that that stone was the only thing,
with the exception of the Communion plate, the golden Communion
plate that is almost of priceless value, that was removed from
the Abbey in the years of the Great War, and that is the only
time the stone has ever been taken out and put in a steel chest
and encased in an oaken case and put in the lowest vault of the
Abbey, so that it should not be hurt if the Abbey happened to be
Why? Because they know what it is!
Finally the Sottish people won the right to have the “great
stone” brought back to Scotland and be preserved under their
care. It will indeed to placed back in the Coronation Chair for
the next crowning of the British King in Westminster Abbey.
Here we are in the 21st century – the “space age” world, and yet
the British nation keeps its ancient King line and all its pomp
and ceremony and special artifacts. To many this seems very odd,
and yes, some even in Britain would have it all dissolved, but it
will never happen, it will all remain, until the King of Kings
comes to whom it rightly belongs. He will come and reign on earth
for a thousand years sitting on the throne of David, and the man
David himself will be raised to rule over a united Israel and
Judah, and the 12 apostles will each rule a tribe of Israel.
So it has been prophesied and promised in God’s word, and so it
shall come to pass – Keith Hunt
Entered on Keith Hunt’s Website, September 2003
From the Spirit of Prophecy
The final overthrow of all earthly dominions is plainly foretold in the word of truth. In the prophecy uttered when sentence from God was pronounced upon the last king of Israel is given the message: [Ed 179.1]
“Thus saith the Lord God; Remove the diadem, and take off the crown: . . . exalt him that is low, and abase him that is high. I will overturn, overturn, overturn, it: and it shall be no more, until He come whose right it is; and I will give it Him.” Ezekiel 21:26, 27. [Ed 179.2]
The crown removed from Israel passed successively to the kingdoms of Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece, and Rome. God says, “It shall be no more, until He come whose right it is; and I will give it Him.” [Ed 179.3]
To the “profane wicked prince” had come the day of final reckoning. “Remove the diadem,” the Lord decreed, “and take off the crown.” Not until Christ Himself should set up His kingdom was Judah again to be permitted to have a king. “I will overturn, overturn, overturn, it,” was the divine edict concerning the throne of the house of David; “and it shall be no more, until He come whose right it is; and I will give it Him.” Ezekiel 21:25-27. [PK 451.2]
The final overthrow of all earthly dominions is plainly foretold in the Word of truth. In the prophecy uttered when sentence from God was pronounced upon the last king of Israel, is given the message:– [RH, November 23, 1905 par. 3]
“Thus saith the Lord God; Remove the diadem, and take off the crown: . . . exalt him that is low, and abase him that is high. I will overturn, overturn, overturn, it: and it shall be no more, until he come whose right it is; and I will give it him.” [RH, November 23, 1905 par. 4],%20papers/jeremiah_in_ireland.htm
Jeremiah in Ireland
Proof from the Bible and the Irish Annals
by John E. Wall
One of the most beloved stories of traditional literature written by those who support the modern identity of the Lost Ten Tribes of Israel is the story of the coming of the prophet Jeremiah to Ireland. According to this story shortly after c. 586 BCE when Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, conquered Jerusalem, Jeremiah the prophet, accompanied by his scribe Baruch, and the daughters of Zedekiah, the last king of Judah, fled that country and for a short time resided in Egypt. From there they took ship to Ireland, where one of the daughters married Eochaidh the high king (heremon or ard ri) of Ireland. A variation says that the marriage took place in Jerusalem. The royal couple governed the Emerald Isle from their capital at Tara in County Meath. Jeremiah, at that time an old man, was also reputed to have established a sort of ministerial training college at Tara. He became a revered figure in Irish legend.
Over the course of the centuries the royal line established at Tara was transferred from Ireland to Scotland to England where it survives today in the person of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. A wondrous stone, variously called the Stone of Destiny, Stone of Scone, or Coronation Stone, upon which Her Majesty and her predecessors on the thrones of the three kingdoms were crowned, thought to be the stone that the patriarch Jacob slept on at Bethel (Genesis 28:18-22) was also believed to have been brought to Ireland by Jeremiah.
It is claimed that the story of Jeremiah coming to Ireland can be found in the ancient annals, histories and other literature of the Irish, and indeed references to it abound in the works written by traditional Ten Tribes scholars, especially 19th-century writers.
But still we have not identified Jeremiah in Irish history. Or have we? Actually, we have stumbled across his name several times already without recognising it. The next section will positively Jeremiah in the annals of ancient Ireland.
Who was Iarbanel?
In all the genealogies of Nemedh’s descendants, one name is met with consistently: Iarbanel the Prophet. Who was he? Where did he come from? Do the annals have anything to say about him that might be germaine to our argument? Astoundingly, the Irish histories have several important things to say about Iarbanel, enough to answer the above questions. They give us the land of his birth (not Ireland), a brief physical description, and a description of his character. Yet, outside of Irish history, nothing seems to be known about him. I will demonstrate, however, that once we have established the identity of Iarbanel, a great deal is known about him.
Iarbanel is clearly stated to be a descendant (“son of”) Nemedh, the Hebrew chieftain. This obviously makes Iarbanel also a Hebrew. Furthermore, Iarbanel is also unique in that he is called a prophet, the only one of Nemedh’s descendants so called.
Nor is Iarbanel the only name by which he is known in Irish history. He is also found in the Milesian story as well. Again, Keating, in his account of founders of a sort of school established by Fenius Farsa in Egypt after the Tower of Tahpanhes was abandoned. He writes, “The three sages that held the chief direction of this great school were Fenius Farsa from Scythia; Gaedal, son of Ethor, of the race of Gomer, from Greece; and Caei, the Eloquent (or the Just), from Judea, or Iar [Iarbanel], son of Nemha [Nemedh], as others call him …”.(17)
Notice that Iarbanel, known here by the name Caei, is called an “eloquent” and a “just” man. Also note that he comes from Judea! As for the name Tahpanhes, this should be familiar to Bible students. The name is found in the book of Jeremiah: “So they [a party of rebellious Jews, with faithful Jeremiah, his secretary Baruch, and King Zedekiah’s daughters] came into the land of Egypt: for they [the Jews] obeyed not the voice of the Lord: thus they came even to Tahpanhes” (Jeremiah 43:7). The Jewish refugees lived in Tahpanhes temporarily, and, according to legend, Jeremiah, his scribe, and the king’s daughters left that place to continue their journey to Ireland.
But Irish historians have more to say about Iarbanel. Keating, quoting from the Leabhar Gabhala, gives us the following lines from a poem: “The Fair Iarbanel, a prophet true, / Was son of Nemedh, son of Ardnaman— / To this gray hero, mighty in spells / Was born Beothach of wild steeds”.(18)
Here Iarbanel is called “fair” (which may refer to lightness of skin or a mild and pacific temperament or a man of sympathy, deep feeling and justice), a “prophet true” (as opposed to a false prophet); a “gray hero”; and, “mighty of spells”, i.e., a miracle-worker.
What have we learned about Iarbanel so far? Firstly, he was a Hebrew, a true prophet, who came from Judea, during the time of Jeremiah’s stay at Tahpanhes. He was an eloquent and a just man, fair of skin and/or temperament, an old man, considered a hero and a worker of miracles.
What do we know about Jeremiah? Firstly, he was a Hebrew, a true prophet (Jeremiah 1:5) coming from a priestly family (Jeremiah 1:1); he came from Judea (Anathoth in Judah, a town northeast of Jerusalem—Jeremiah 1:1). He spoke the word of the Lord often and eloquently, rising early (Jeremiah 7:13, 25; 25:3; 35:14), speaking of justice (Jeremiah 22:15; 23:5; 31:23; 50:7). His eloquence, given to Jeremiah by God Himself (Jeremiah 1:7, 9) is revealed in his words and in this admission from the International Standard Bible Encyclopedia that, “As far as the form of his poetic utterances is concerned, Jeremiah is of a poetical nature. … He often speaks in the meter of an elegy”.(19) As for “fair” (in the temperamental sense) and just, the ISBE says that Jeremiah “was, by nature, gentle and tender in his feelings, and sympathetic”.(20)
At the time of his flight from Judea, Jeremiah would have been an old man. The ISBE says that “At that time [the time of Jeremiah’s stay at Tahpanhes] Jeremiah must have been from 70 to 80 years old”.(21) After a long life in the Lord’s service, enduring many trials, a “gray hero” indeed.
The evidence brought forth from Irish history and the Bible favours the identification of Iarbanel with Jeremiah. But a nagging question remains: the name Iarbanel itself. What is its derivation and what does it mean?
At the beginning of this article I promised to actually name Jeremiah in the Irish annals. I will now do so. The name Jeremiah in Hebrew is Yirmeyahu, abbreviated to Yirmeyah. It means “the Lord establishes”. The beginning letters in the name are yod and resh. It is possible, in fact, on the basis of the evidence presented here, more than likely that the letters “Iar” in “Iarbanel” are simply an abbreviation for the name Yirmeyahu (Jeremiah), a transliteration into the Irish tongue of the yod and resh of the prophet’s name. But what does the rest of the name Iarbanel mean—“banel”? With an elementary knowledge of Hebrew, the meaning is easy to discover. “Ban” is simply the Hebrew ben, meaning “son of”; “el” is the Hebrew El, meaning “God”. Remembering that “Iar” is a short form of the name Jeremiah, one can easily see that Iarbanel, translated from Hebrew to English is Iar ben El, or “Jeremiah, the son of God”!
As a true prophet of God, who had God’s Holy Spirit within him, Jeremiah could legitimately be called a son of God. The Lord Himself as much said so, “Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations” (Jeremiah 1:5). As a “sanctified one”, i.e., one set apart for holy use and having the Spirit of God, Jeremiah certainly qualified as a saint.
Was Iarbanel also a saint? The Irish annals do not explicitly say so, but it can be assumed that for a “just” man who was a “prophet true” and “mighty of spells”, and whose name meant “son of God”, sainthood was at least a distinct possibility. It is interesting to note that the Irish word for saint is namh (pronounced “nav”), and that Iarbanel is said to be a son of Nemedh, also spelled Nemha. Is there a philological connection between Nemedh/Nemha and namh? More light on this question will be shed later, but for now let us note the opinion of Yair Davidy, a respected Israeli Ten Tribes researcher, who points out that, “Nemha [Nemedh] (i.e. in ‘Iar son of Nemha’ above) is from the same root as ‘ Nemedian’ and means sanctified” (22) (emphasis mine). A sanctified person is a saint!
The evidence presented in this article leads to only one conclusion: that Iarbanel was Jeremiah. If one does not believe that Iarbanel was Jeremiah, then one is forced to believe that an amazing thing has happened. It has happened that a Hebrew prophet, a true prophet of the Lord in whom God’s Holy Spirit dwelt and was thus a “son of God”, who was a saint, who lived in Judea, who fled to Tahpanhes in Egypt with his secretary and friend Baruch and others, who was an eloquent speaker and a gentle man who preached justice, who was an old man and a worker of miracles, disappeared from the face of the earth.
At the same time in history there appeared in Ireland, a Hebrew prophet, whose name means “son of God”, a true prophet, who was considered a saint, who lived in Judea, who fled to Tahpanhes in Egypt, who had a “son” named Brec, (23) who was an eloquent and a just man, who was an old man and “mighty in spells”, appeared on the scene, fully formed, literally out of nowhere.
If one does not believe that Iarbanel was Jeremiah, one must believe that this is all a coincidence.
The coincidence is impossible. Iarbanel was Jeremiah. It is a fact of history.
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