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From Israelite to Saxon

When speaking of the United States as modern Israel, it is necessary to remember certain things in order to avoid confusion.

First of all, the people of Israel were NO MORE DIVIDED INTO TRIBES, but had, centuries before, passed into the more advanced stage of national organization. It is the natural progress of any progressive people.

It is the family, then the tribes, then the nation embracing the tribes. WE MUST THINK OF ISRAEL AS A NATION AND A COMPANY OF NATIONS, no more called Israel, for the best of reasons, but called by the name, above all others, of sons or House of Isaac, or Saxons, with many other branch names.

Secondly, we must remember that THEY WERE NOT THE ORIGINAL FOUNDERS OF ISRAEL IN THE ISLES; that is to say, in Britain, but they came in very late in British history, even a thousand years after the House of David had arrived and been established there

Thirdly, when the detractors, sceptics and those who discard the Israel Truth one must remember that they are members of races that have absolutely nothing that they can look back upon proudly. They may have a few things which their kind invented; but they are far a few between. The Jews for instance have nothing, no heros, no great men, no great women, all they have is lies and false history. They have only one attribute that they excel in and that is thievery and murder. They have nothing else.

The Christian Identity Truth has been around for thousands of years, but was only kept up with by a few writers. This is because Israel was to lose her identity as Israel, and became known by other names.

“And ye (you Jews) shall leave your name for a curse unto my chosen: for the Lord GOD shall slay thee, and call his servants (Israel) BY ANOTHER NAME.” (Isaiah 65:15)

However, we will present you with the most recent and most recognized scholars on the Christian Identity Truth, at one time called British-Israel. Which came about before there was a regathering of the Israel people in the United States of America.

                     The Early History of Israel Identity

                        John Wilson and Edward Hine

                                     By Marie King

John Wilson was born at Kilmarnock, Scotland, in 1779 and commenced his inquiry into the Israelitish origin of the Anglo-Saxons in the year 1837. Studying at great length in the library of Trinity College, Dobilin, he succeeded in tracing the Anglo-Saxons as far back as Media.

In the following year he gave a series of lectures which proved to be most successful. Owing to their popularity, he published his lectures in book form in 1840 under the title “Our Israelitish Origin,” in which he traced the migrations of the peoples of Israel as they made their way across the continent of Europe to these Isles. He brings evidence to bear from Diodorus and from Ptolemy, supporting the earlier history of the Israelites. He studied the works of Rawlinson, Herodotus and Josephus and quotes extensively from Sharon Turner.

The Lectures given by John Wilson attracted the attention of very distinguished men, amongst them being none other than the eminent Sharon Turner himself, also Plazi Smyth (Astronomer Royal for Scotland and one of the first interpreters of Great Pyramid prophecy), the Rev. F.R.A. Glover (compiler of the genealogical chart of Her Majesty Queen Victoria), and Dr. George Moore, author of “The Lost Tribes, or Saxons of the East and West.”

It was at one of these lectures that Edward Hine had his heart and his eyes opened to the glorious heritage which is ours. Uponthe realization of the tremendous responsibilities of this, God’s (Yahweh’s) servant nation (Israel), fhe from that time forward devoted a large part of his life to the study of this wonderful truth, lecturing for several years in England, Ireland and Scotland, later touring America for about three years.

His first book to be published was “Seven Identifications,” followed by “Twenty-seven Identifications.” These were soon increased to “Forty-seven Identifications.” We have in our files over “One Hundred Identifications.” Not long afterward he started a monthyly publication, “Life from the Dead (1873);” this was followed by “Leading the Nation to Glory,” which was afterward renamed “The Glory Leader.”

In Mr. Wilson’s house near St. Pancras the “Anglo-Israel Association” was founded (1874). This was followed by “The British-Israel Identity Corporation” about 1880, of which Edward Hine was the founder. A weekly publication named “The British-Israel and Judah Prophetic Messenger and Universal News” was started, which later was renamed “The Messenger,’ and later still changed its name once more to “The Covenant People.”

After the death of Edward Hine, “The Banner of Israel” became the weekly journal of Anglo-israelites throughout the world. This journal, together with “The Covenant People,” was incorporated in “The National Message,” which came into circulation two years after the inauguration of the British-Israel World Federation (1921).

Let us conclude with a few words of these two worthy gentlemen, quoting first the Rev. John Wilson:

“Upon this nation, and the ‘multitude of nations’ to whom they have given and are giving birth in all ‘the ends of the earth,’ has fallen the lot of ministering the Word of the Lord (Yahweh) to all the nations of the earth. God (yahweh) has done for them, and enabled them to do, great things for themselves and others. But in nothing have they been more signally favored than in this, that to them has been committed that which was taken from the Jews; the keeping of the oracles of God (Yahweh); the ministration of the bread of Life to all (Israel) people, causing to be proclaimed in all languages ‘the wonderful works of God (Yahweh).’ Soon may the spirit be poured upon us from on High, giving a clearer understanding fo the words which have been uttered; so that all our lives and voices shall be attuned to welcome our returning King, who is about to come forth in glorious majesty to reign...”

Quoting from “Twenty-seven Identifications” by Edward Hine:

“It is not my province to write a book...I am without ambition that way; my great desire is to serve my country, giving forth such flashes of light to the people as shall convince them that they are the Heirs to the greatest temporal, political and social blessings our God (Mighty One) has ever fouchsafed to anyone particular and distinct Nation.”

We must also take note that Moses said the Israelites would not stay long in their land:

“I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that ye shall soon utterly perish from off the land whereunto ye go over Jordan to possess it; YE SHALL NOT PROLONG YOUR DAYS UPON IT, BUT SHALL UTTERLY BE DESTROYED. And THE Lord SHALL SCATTER YOU AMONG THE NATIONS, and ye shall be left few in number among the heathen, whither the LORD shall lead you.” (Deuteronomy 4:26-27)

Then for a second witness we find in 2 Samuel 7:4, 10:

“And it came to pass that night, that the word of the LORD came unto Nathan, saying, Go and tell my servant David...Now therefore so shalt thou say unto my servant David...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.” (KJV)

Again this is repeated in:

“ALSO I WILL ORDAIN A PLACE FOR MY PEOPLE ISRAEL, AND WILL PLANT THEM, AND THEY SHALL DWELL IN THEIR PLACE, AND SHALL BE MOVED NO MORE; neither shall the children of wickedness waste them any more, as at the beginning.” (1 Chronicles 17:9) (KJV)

We shall, therefore, approach the subject of is known as the ten-tribed House of Israel as being the CONSIDERATION OF A BRANCH OF THE ISRAEL PEOPLE (Actually this is a misnomer because there were actually thirteen tribes that went into the Assyrian captivity: The tribes of Judah, Benjamin and ½ tribe of Levi went into the Assyrian captivity later, except for a small remnant which went into the Babylonian captivity) which, late in history, arrived in Britain, and added their strength to those who had preceded them.

We will begin with the separation of the House of Israel from the House of Judah. Thereafter there were two nations in Palestine of the Israel stock, and their histories are separately recorded, with their separate lines of kings, in the books of Kings and Chronicles. Read them there, and be sure to read them separately.

We find Israel (the so-called ten tribes) carried captive to Halah, Habor, and the River Gozan. Professor Odlum says of this deportation:

“The distance to which Israel was carried from their own country in about 721 B.C., was not less than seven hundred miles in a north and east direction. The Syrian desert, the Rive Euphrates, the Mesopotamian region, the Tigris and three ranges of the Kurdistan mountains intervened between Samaria and the new home of Israel in captivity. In this district were the cities and regions of Halah, Habor, and the River Gozan, which flowed into the Caspian Sea, as it does today. This new home was the high tablelands of Media and Armenia...”

While settled in this district, they aided the Medes and Persians to break the power of their captors, the Assyrians. Afterward Babylon went down before their arms.

From this time they were on their way to their new European home. They found unoccupied territory in the neighborhood of Ar-Sareth in southeast Europe. Here they occupied the Crimea, and spread up the waterways, passing the watershed and down the water ways to the Baltic and the North Seas.

Sharon Turner says:

“The migrating Scythians crossed the Araxes, passed out of Asia, and suddenly appeared in Europe in the sixth century B.C.”

Esdras in the Apocrypha tells us that the Ten Tribes left their exile and moved away across the Euphrates to a place called Arsareth (City or Hill of Sareth). To the northwest of the Black Sea is a river called Sareth to this day.

“And whereas thou sawest that he gathered another peaceable multitude unto him; Those are the ten tribes, which were carried away prisoners out of their own land in the time of Osea the king, whom Salmanasar the king of Assyria led away captive, and he carried them over the waters, and so came they into another land. But they took this counsel among themselves, that they would leave the multitude of the heathen, and go forth into a further country, where never mankind dwelt, That they might there keep their statutes, which they never kept in their own land. And THEY ENTERED INTO EUPHRATES BY THE NARROW PLACES OF THE RIVER. FOR THE MOST HIGH THEN SHEWED SIGNS FOR THEM, AND HELD STILL THE FLOOD, TILL THEY WERE PASSED OVER. For through that country there was a great way to go, namely, of a year and a half: and THE SAME REGION IS CALLED ARSARETH. Then dwelt they there until the latter time; and now when they shall begin to come, The Highest shall stay the springs of the stream again, that they may go through: therefore sawest thou the multitude with peace. But those that be left behind of thy people are they that are found  within my borders. Now when he destroyeth the multitude of the nations that are gathered together, he shall defend his people that remain. (2 Esdras 13:39-45)

Herodotus, speaking of the same date as Esdras, says:

“The Scythians emerged from beyond the Euphrates across the Armenian river Araxes”

Rev. W.M.H. Milner says:

“The fugitive host, starting from upper Media, passed the north end of Lake Umri into the mountain valleys of the Kurds; here some dropped off, and their children became in after ages the Nestorian Church. These were for thirteen centuries the missionaries of Asia.”

Herodutus says the Persians called the Scythians “Sakai,” and Sharon Turner identifies these very people as the ancestors of the Anglo-Saxons. The old Greek writers spoke often of the valor and the undaunted spirit of these Scythians. They say

“No nation on earth can match them. They are unconquerable.”

Professor Odlum continues:

“From Josephus, the Jewish historian of the first century, we learn that in 70 A.D, the Ten Tribes were outside the Roman Empire. By other means we learn that they were in the south of Russia in immense multitudes, and known as the Scythians of Herodotus.”

The burial places of the Israel people have furnished ample inscriptions to show clearly that the Crimea was a center of residence for this people for ages, and that from it they spread up through Europe and eastward as far as China.

Diodorus says:

“The ‘Sace’ sprang from people in Media who obtained a vast and glorious empire.”

Ptolemy finds the Saxons in

“A race of Scythians called ‘Saki,’ who came from Media.”

Pliny says:

“The ‘Sadai’ were among the most distinguished people of Scythia who settled in Armenia, and were called Sacae-Sani.”

Albinus says:

“The Saxons were descended from the ancient ‘Sacae’ in Asia.”

Prideaux finds that

“The Cimbrians (Kumrii) came from the Black and Caspian Seas, and that with them came the ‘Angli.’”

Sharon Turner, the most painstaking Saxon historian says:

“The Saxons were a Scythian nation, and were called Saca, Sacki, Sach-sen.”

Col. Gawler, in Our Scythian Ancestors, says:

“The word ‘Sacae’ is fairly and without straining or imagination translated Israelites.”

The Bible (Amos, Chapter 7) Solemnly takes cognizance of the change of the name of the nation and people from Israel to “the House of Isaac” (Saxons).

“Thus hath the Lord GOD shewed unto me; and, behold, he formed grasshoppers in the beginning of the shooting up of the latter growth; and, lo, it was the latter growth after the king's mowings. And it came to pass, that when they had made an end of eating the grass of the land, then I said, O Lord GOD, forgive, I beseech thee: by whom shall Jacob arise? for he is small. The LORD repented for this: It shall not be, saith the LORD. Thus hath the Lord GOD shewed unto me: and, behold, the Lord GOD called to contend by fire, and it devoured the great deep, and did eat up a part. Then said I, O Lord GOD, cease, I beseech thee: by whom shall Jacob arise? for he is small. The LORD repented for this: This also shall not be, saith the Lord GOD. Thus he shewed me: and, behold, the Lord stood upon a wall made by a plumbline, with a plumbline in his hand. And the LORD said unto me, Amos, what seest thou? And I said, A plumbline. Then said the Lord, Behold, I will set a plumbline in the midst of my people Israel: I will not again pass by them any more: And the high places of Isaac shall be desolate, and the sanctuaries of Israel shall be laid waste; and I will rise against the house of Jeroboam with the sword. Then Amaziah the priest of Bethel sent to Jeroboam king of Israel, saying, Amos hath conspired against thee in the midst of the house of Israel: the land is not able to bear all his words. For thus Amos saith, Jeroboam shall die by the sword, and Israel shall surely be led away captive out of their own land. Also Amaziah said unto Amos, O thou seer, go, flee thee away into the land of Judah, and there eat bread, and prophesy there: But prophesy not again any more at Bethel: for it is the king's chapel, and it is the king's court. Then answered Amos, and said to Amaziah, I was no prophet, neither was I a prophet's son; but I was an herdman, and a gatherer of sycomore fruit:     And the LORD took me as I followed the flock, and the LORD said unto me, Go, prophesy unto my people Israel. Now therefore hear thou the word of the LORD: Thou sayest, Prophesy not against Israel, and DROP NOT THY WORD AGAINST THE HOUSE OF ISAAC. Therefore thus saith the LORD; Thy wife shall be an harlot in the city, and thy sons and thy daughters shall fall by the sword, and thy land shall be divided by line; and thou shalt die in a polluted land: and Israel shall surely go into captivity forth of his land.” (Amos 7:1-17) (KJV)

Thus we see these people settled about the Crimea and along the rivers of Europe from the sixth century B.C.

Their migrations to the Baltic and North Seas are well told by Du Chaillu, a scholar of England with a French name. The militant progress of the “Goths, Gotti,” “Men of god,” is well known in the history of Europe. The divisional names of “Angles, Jutes,” and so on, are duplicated today by the names our race now bears as English, Welsh, Scotch, Canadians, Australians, New Zealanders, Anzacs, Americans, and so on.


From the sixth century B.C., to the time of the landing of Hengist and Horsa, these people had been steadily progressing up through Europe, God’s Battle Axe Brigade (see Jeremiah 51:20). Finally, they came in and occupied the place, which had been made for them in the British Isles by the Roman occupation. Since that time they have been not the least important part of the Israel peoples dwelling in the “appointed place” (the British Isles), and extending to the overseas dominions the strength and energy of their race.

It has been possible only to touch authorities and evidences of the identity of the Anglo-Saxons. But even so, the array of standard authors who0 make declarations regarding this matter is startling, and it is clear that the scholar who denies an historic basis to the claim of Saxon identity with Israel speaks rather out of his lack of knowledge of standard literature, than out of his knowledge of the subject.

The identity of the Saxon and Israel is proven, and we are now put in the responsible position of asking what it means in the way of responsibility under God’s plan for His nation, and through them for the world. With Paul we ask, “What shall we say then? Hath God cast away His people whom He foreknew? God forbid...God hath not cast away His people.”

     The Thirteen Tribes of Israel are known to the world today as:

Ephraim                        United States

Asher                            Sweden

Manasseh                     Great Britain

Gad                              Italy

Judah                            Germany

Reuben             Holland

Simeon             Spain

Issachar                        Finland

Naphtali                        Norway

Dan                              Denmark

Zebulun             France

Benjamin                       Iceland

Now we full well realize that many people believe that Ephraim is the English Commonwealth. But we believe that the United States fulfills the prophecy of “Many Nations,” because that is what America is, 50 separate nations combined into a commonwealth of on nation, the Untied States of America.

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