Public Consultation – The Hill of Tara
4th April 2018
Dear Minister for Culture, Heritage & the Gaeltacht,
Good morning and good wishes to you.
My name is Tony Farrell. I write with reference to your recently announced on-line public consultation initiative about The Hill of Tara. Please find below my response to each of these five questions below.
Question 1: What is important to you about the Hill of Tara?
The Hill of Tara is important for several reasons.
The Ark of The Covenant is located there, buried underground in close proximity to The Mound of The Hostages. The Ark of The Covenant was taken there originally by Ireland’s true Patriarch, the Old Testament Prophet Jeremiah.
The Hill of Tara was once upon a time, The Hill of The Torah. It was the location of Jeremiah’s School of Law – God’s Law (Ollamh Fodhla), which with respect, is exactly what must be restored in Ireland now.
On 21st June 583B.C., King Zedekiah’s daughter, Teia Tephi was crowned queen of Ireland there. This fact reveals much about the real destiny of the Irish People as you are all from The Ten Lost Tribes of Israel. The real destiny of The Emerald Isle now needs to be expounded. JAH KNOWS that the (tomb under the) Mound of The Hostages was built between 583 and 581 B.C. before the death and burial of Jeremiah in Cairn T at Loughcrew. In accordance with Bible Prophecy and in particular Ezekiel’s Overturns, for over 900 years between 583B.C. and 500A.D., The Stone of Destiny / Jacob’s Pillar / The Coronation Stone/Throne stayed there on the Forrad, The Inauguration Mound. The Stone itself came originally from Bethel, and was transported to Ireland from Jerusalem by Jeremiah and Teia Tephi who was the Princess of Judah.
It is the location where Christ in His Second Coming needs to enthroned on Earth on The Stone of Destiny, as part of building God’s Kingdom of Israel, and restoring God’s Law in Ireland for the benefit of the world at large.
Question 2: What issues concern you in relation to the hill?
Starting with one of your predecessors, namely Sila De Valera, your department’s historical refusal to accept JAH’s application for a “license to dig” a small 2m x 2m hole pinpointing the location of the secret Mergech leading to The Ark of The Covenant, (ministry application reference number 1254/MC/02), now more than ever needs to be reviewed and overhauled.
Whether you are aware or not, JAH is in actual fact, Crown Prince Michael, Christ in His Second Coming, and because He has previously made known to The Taoiseach, and your department, the whereabouts and the importance of The Ark of The Covenant, my advice would be for you to personally take note and act in the best interests of not just yourself, but Ireland as a whole, and the world at large.
The phallic stone, which currently stands on The Hill of Tara, remains an abomination to God, and it is the ultimate insult to Christ, and whilst ever it visibly rests on The Hill of Tara, it will remain a curse for all of Ireland.
To make matters worse, the phallic stone is all too often deviously and erroneously referred to as the Lia Fail, which it most definitely is NOT. Your department is arguably as guilty as anyone over this massive deception. My concern is that you, and the rest of your department will countenance the perpetuation of that deception, and for selfish reasons suppress the truth about the phallic stone. It is NOT Jacob’s Pillar, and it is NOT The Lia Fail, and it must go. As it stands, vertically erect from underneath the ground on the Inauguration Mound, it merely serves to be synonymous with filth and corruption, and all that is currently wrong and deceptive in both the church and state in Ireland. In The Sight of The Lord, this graven image protruding from the ground is evil.
The suspicion is that this public consultation exercise will be nothing more than a deliberate fudge to bury the truth, with it becoming at best nothing more than a vote eye-catching propaganda stunt, or at worst, a deliberate and concerted effort to keep The Truth about The Hill of Tara’s astonishing history from surfacing to the public at large. I hope you can prove my suspicions to be groundless in the fullness of time, but I am not currently holding my body’s breath on the matter. So for the time being at least, the distinct possibility that you personally will show wilful blindness to these facts concerning The Ark of The Covenant, The Stone of Destiny and most importantly of all, The Second Coming of Christ, remains a grave concern. So my concern is that this consultation exercise is nothing more than a cunning ploy to keep the people of Ireland asleep as to the real importance of The Hill of Tara, in terms of shaping Ireland’s Destiny and their only Way to salvation.
Finally, the statue of St. Patrick, which also stands on The Hill of Tara, is also an abomination to God, and just like the phallic stone, needs to be removed forthwith.
Question 3: How can we best protect and preserve the Hill of Tara?
The current reluctance of your department to allow JAH, Christ in His Second Coming to uncover the secret Mergech leading to The Ark of The Covenant, underneath The Mound of The Hostages, must be relaxed in support of Christ’s claim to allow Him to dig a very small (2m x 2m) area of flat grass to gain entrance to the underground tomb.
Returning to The Law/Torah and recovering The Ark of The Covenant would be the greatest thing which would have ever happened on this planet.
There is nothing for you to lose and much to gain, if you could lend your support to JAH’s previous application.
There is only one way of best protecting and preserving The Sacred Hill of Tara and that is by doing exactly what Christ in His Second Coming requires from you over the Hill of Tara, where The Ark of The Covenant is waiting to be uncovered by Christ in His Second Coming for all the world to see.
You can find out precisely what is needed on that score, if you agree to meet with JAH, Christ in His Second Coming, in order to discuss in meaningful engagement, The Way ahead for The Hill of Tara and for The Island of Destiny.
Question 4: How often do you visit the Hill of Tara?
Personally, I have visited The Hill of Tara on a number of occasions over the last few years, and I have even made the following two films of the place.
Further visits to The Hill of Tara are being planned, and a documentary is being made.
Question 5: Any other comments?
I have an alias name of Martin SleuthER, and this feedback of mine has been published on my JAHTalk website, under a web-page called SleuthER’s Progress – Ireland.
Tony Farrell, alias Martin SleuthER
Email Address of Josepha Madigan: email@example.com
A Stranger Bearing Gifts
19th March 2018
Dear Dean of St. Patrick’s Cathedral,
Good morning and all good wishes to you.
We hope this finds you well, in good spirit and having a good day. Doubtless, you’ll recall that during the Dublin Church Council’s ecumenical celebration service of Ireland’s adopted patron saint, Calpurnius, a stranger in your midst brought forth a short message from Christ. Just in case you need reminding, the message was as follows:
A Message from Christ
To the fourteen members of the Dublin Council of Churches.
Christ has asked me to tell you that He is here in Ireland, and that you have ALL got it wrong, and are teaching the opposite of what He taught. You have caused the conflicts and the divisions between my people, with your erroneous teachings, and you must all repent and listen to what He has to say. Only through Christ, can Ireland truly unite in peace and prosperity for all.
You can read what Christ has to say regarding issues pertaining to The Emerald Isle / Island of Destiny in this Joseph booklet, which anyone here tonight is more than welcome to take away and read.
Peace be within you and upon you all.
* * *
Firstly, thank-you in your capacity of Dean of the National Cathedral of the Church of Ireland, for not attempting to prevent me from speaking briefly to the congregation on St. Patrick’s Day. Thank-you also for allowing me to freely approach attendees of the service afterwards. That was done so that I could offer them Christ’s gift, which came as a Joseph Booklet. A further thank-you is in order, for your own personal willingness to accept the offer of Christ’s gift from this stranger, whom Christ Himself sent to be within your midst in order to share some insight germane to The Island of Destiny. Such insight strikes out at the very essence of all of Ireland’s misguided St. Patrick’s Day indulgences.
On Saturday, it’s true I may have light-heartedly booed out loud in the Cathedral, as the Lay Church of Ireland Chaplain in UCD, Scott Evans, was mentioning in his sermon that Ireland had just dished out to the English, a lesson or two about how to play a XV aside game of rugby football. More seriously though, required from Ireland, just right now, is for the nation to win the ongoing battle for their minds, where Irish people must quickly wake-up from their slumber and find The Way home, by relearning about their true identity, in order to begin to fulfil their true destiny, under Christ during His Second Coming. It’s either that, or you and the entire nation will be facing The Fire, soon, very soon.
“Call unto Me,
and I will answer thee,
and show thee great and mighty things,
which thou knowest not”
These were words of wisdom given to Ireland’s first Patriarch. That wasn’t Saint Patrick, but rather, it was a Major Prophet from the Old Testament, whom Ireland’s church and state have shamefully airbrushed out of their great and mighty ancient history, and their Royal County Meath heritage. The ongoing deceit of both church and state knows no bounds and the great deception must be brought to an end with immediate effect. I am of course referring here to Jeremiah, otherwise referred to as Larbanel/Iarbanel and Ollamh Fodhla in the Irish Annals.
In contrast, Patrick, whose real name was Calpurnius, and not Patrick, was someone whom the Roman Catholic church latched onto when they most coveted Ireland, shortly before gaining control of it in the South.
Deliberately left behind in one of your Cathedral stations, was a simple reference about Jeremiah’s Great Commission to Ireland, where the Prophet from Judah built up God’s Law in Ireland, and planted The Ark of The Covenant at The Sacred Hill of Tara.
Further irony exists here in the fact that the music of Tara Ensemble glued together the order of service celebrating St. Patrick. The church sought to destroy The Hill of Tara, because that’s where God’s Law first gained traction and was taught in Ireland, at the School of the Ollamh.
1:10 See, I have this day set thee over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy, and to throw down, to build, and to plant.
For me personally, the most striking feature of your St. Patrick’s Day service was the selection of the two Bible readings. I replicate them here, as they are both highly relevant to Christ in His Second Coming, and the content of His message, as transmitted by me to the Dublin Church Council celebration event.
As you know, the service’s first reading was taken from The Book of Genesis.
39:1 And Joseph was brought down to Egypt; and Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh,
captain of the guard, an Egyptian, bought him of the hands of the Ishmaelites,
which had brought him down there.
39:2 And the “I AM” was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man; and he was in
the house of his master the Egyptian.
39:3 And his master saw that the “I AM” [was] with him, and that the “I AM” made
all that he did to prosper in his hand.
39:4 And Joseph found grace in his sight, and he served him: and he made him overseer over his house, and all [that] he had he put into his hand.
39:5 And it came to pass from the time [that] he had made him overseer in his house, and over all that he had, that the “I AM” blessed the Egyptian’s house for Joseph’s sake; and the blessing of the “I AM” was upon all that he had in the house, and in the field.
50:15 And when Joseph’s brethren saw that their father was dead, they said, Joseph will perhaps hate us, and will certainly requite us all the evil which we did unto him.
50:16 And they sent a messenger unto Joseph, saying, Thy father did command before he died, saying,
50:17 So shall ye say unto Joseph, Forgive, I pray thee now, the trespass of thy brethren, and their sin; for they did unto thee evil: and now, we pray thee, forgive the trespass of the servants of the God of thy father. And Joseph wept when they spoke unto him.
50:18 And his brethren also went and fell down before his face; and they said,Behold, we [be] thy servants.
50:19 And Joseph said unto them, Fear not: for [am] I in the place of God?
50:20 But as for you, ye thought evil against me; [but] God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as [it is] this day, to save much people alive.
The service’s Second Reading was taken from Matthew 25:31-40.
25:31 When the Son of Man shall come in his glory, and all the Holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the Throne of his glory:
25:32 And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth [his] sheep from the goats:
25:33 And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.2
5:34 Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:
25:35 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:
25:36 Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.
25:37 Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an
hungred, and fed [thee]? or thirsty, and gave [thee] drink?
25:38 When saw we thee a stranger, and took [thee] in? or naked, and clothed [thee]?
25:39 Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?
25:40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done [it] unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done [it] unto me.
Timing-wise, you should note that my surprise intervention came shortly after the Celtic Ruse of Hospitality.
I saw a stranger yesterday.
I put food in the eating place,
drink in the drinking place,
and music in the listening place.
And in the sacred name of the Triune
He blessed myself and my house,
my cattle and my dear ones.
And the lark said in her song
often, often, often.
Goes the Christ in stranger’s guise
often, often, often,
Goes the Christ in stranger’s guise.
After the service celebration, while in the process of trying to make it plain and clear to all and sundry that this was no joke, you asked of me my name. So, unlike how most Irish folk, who under past and present Roman dominance, continue to pin the incorrect name of Patrick onto Calpurnius, I by way of contrast, carefully avoided giving you my own pseudo name of Martin SleuthER, when standing before you. What is more, a decision was taken not to confess and come clean about not really being a complete stranger in your midst. That’s because I, Tony Farrell, alias Martin SleuthER, claim full responsibility for not only compiling SleuthER’s 95 point theses, featuring the fake British queen Elizabeth Battenburg, but also for the act of pinning it onto your Cathedral railings.
My associated act of Irish enlightenment, as pictured below, occurred on the seventh day of January in 2018. Recognise this please, it was a genuine and loving attempt to do you all one great big favour. My posting of the notice notwithstanding, you really would do well to read the content of that 95 theses, and thereafter help wake up the Irish church-goers falling under your jurisdiction in the Anglican Church of Ireland.
By the way, it should be crystal clear to you by now, that the above notice-posting, came with Christ’s full endorsement.
Noted on Saturday evening too, after Sabbath, was the fact that you asked about where I’m from. SHEFFIELD came my short reply. You also asked for an email address, and then, when given it, you jotted it down on the edge of the Joseph Coat of Many Colours Booklet. Please note that, amongst many other things besides outlining Ireland’s Destiny, the glossy colourful booklet refers specifically to the city of Sheffield in prophetic terms.
During the service itself, reference was also made to a fictitious stranger – “the outsider” – named Meursault. This came from Albert Camus’ novel L’Étranger. The last lines of the novel are re-quoted here, as below:
“As if that blind rage had washed me clean, rid me of hope; for the first time, in that night alive with signs and stars, I opened myself to the gentle indifference of the world. Finding it so much like myself—so like a brother, really—I felt that I had been happy and that I was happy again. For everything to be consummated, for me to feel less alone, I had only to wish that there be a large crowd of spectators the day of my execution and that they greet me with cries of hate.”
In the novel, Meursault, “the outsider”, had a death-wish as to how he would like to be remembered during the final moments of his body’s life. Quirky as this may sound, the very day this body of mine was born (4th January 1960), just so happened to be the very same day that Albert Camus’ body died.
My letter to you began by citing complimentary things pronounced about you from a couple of well known Irish clergymen, and on Saturday, you posed a few personal questions for me, and so with death and destruction kept firmly in mind, a few reciprocal personal questions are raised for you to consider, please.
Question 1: Those complimentary earthly character references notwithstanding, a burning question for you is this: how do you want Christ to remember you on judgement day, which is coming soon?
Would it be as someone who was honest and obedient to Christ’s call, when it came?
Or alternatively, would it be as someone who valued being held in such high esteem by his peers within the Satanically led priesthood?
Please don’t forget you have already been warned by Christ’s messenger that you are currently teaching the very opposite of what Christ taught. Continuation of this practice from now onwards would be spiritual suicide for you.
By way of a stark illustration, Christ warned you all against building your churches, and yet just take a look around at all your fancy church and cathedral buildings in cities like Dublin, and towns Drogheda, many images of which can be viewed if you continue reading and scroll down beyond this letter. Pictures of them are highlighted further on my JAHTalk SleuthER’s Progress – Ireland web-page.
6:5 And when thou prayest, thou shalt NOT be as the hypocrites [ARE]: for they love to pray standing in the churches and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
6:6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and WHEN THOU HAST SHUT THY DOOR, pray to thy Father in private (Enoch 56:5; Sura 7:55); and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.
6:7 But when ye pray, use NOT vain repetitions, as the heathen [DO]: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.
6:8 Be NOT ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, BEFORE ye ask Him.
Insofar as they evidently manifest themselves here in Ireland, and in most places elsewhere on this prison planet, priestly professions, such as yours have become, were labelled in the Holy Bible as ‘the Blind Guides leading everyone to the pit’, by Christ, two thousand years ago, and things have gotten a whole lot worse, ever since then. Christ’s view has certainly not changed, but sadly neither has the churches’ deceitful practices.
Question 2: Owing to the fact that you treated me kindly enough on Saturday, Christ would be willing to meet with you in order to elaborate and expand on His message. While you already have my email address, I am now, in addition, giving you Christ’s email address, so that hopefully you will respond directly to Him, and His Great Invitation for you personally, should you so wish to take up the offer.
Christ’s email address: JAH@JAHTruth.net
With respect, dear William, (I remember enough French to know Mort means death and Mort-on would be dead-one (Matthew 8:22)), I strongly recommend that you contact Christ directly, and I would implore you not to make the same terrible mistake all your other church counterparts in Ireland seem to be doing. They err and badly blunder by repeatedly spurning kind invitations from Our Lord of lords and King of kings.
Time is running out for them to repent, and cease all the ecclesiastical pretence, and come humbly to Christ. Perhaps you all have a death-wish rather like Camus’ character Meursault, except in this case, a spiritual fate far worse than a death-wish awaits. Whether you like it or not, Christ is calling you to be obedient to both His calling and The Truth about Ireland’s Destiny.
No longer do you have plausible deniability up your sleeve, so I urge you to take heed, and just so you can’t claim ignorance about Jeremiah and Ireland, then I cordially invite you to read beyond this “Stranger bearing Gifts” letter of mine.
Peace be within you, and upon you.
Tony Farrell, alias Martin SleuthER
Disciple of JAH
JAH is Crown Prince Michael, The Archangel, otherwise known as Christ in His First and Second Coming
JEREMIAH IN IRELAND
PROOF FROM THE BIBLE AND THE IRISH ANNALS
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. Yet rarely, if ever, do these writers point to any specific history in which this tale may be found, vague references to “Irish annals” usually being made. A few examples will suffice:
One authority states that “Irish historians are unanimous that about 580 B.C. there arrived in Ulster a notable man [Jeremiah], a patriarch or saint, accompanied by an Eastern princess, and a lesser person by the name of Simon Brach or Barech”.(I)
Further that, “Irish tradition tells us that Jeremiah married the princess Tamar Tephi to Eochaidh king of Ireland”.(2)
However, the historians are not named, nor is any particular tradition cited.
Another writer says that “The ancient records of Ireland bear ample testimony to this [Jeremiah’s coming to Ireland] as an historic fact, not only recording the event itself, but also supplying confirmatory evidence by giving the actual date or period of their arrival correctly”.(3)
Again, disappointingly, this author does not name the “ancient records” in which the Jeremiah story may be found; rather we read phrases such as, “the records conclude .. .“(4) and “The royal records state .. . “.(5)
He dates the coming of Jeremiah to Ireland at late in 583 BCE or early 582 BCE.
The closest that any writer comes to naming names is a contemporary author and archaeologist, E. Raymond Capt. In his book, Jacob’s Pillar: A Biblical Historical Study, Capt makes reference to The Chronicles of Eri, The Annals of the Kingdom of Ireland by the Four Masters, The Annals of Clonmacnoise, and The Chronicles of Scotland. He quotes briefly from the latter and gives an extensive recounting of the entire Jeremiah legend in his notable book. However, like the learned writers cited above, Capt does not directly cite any passage in any ancient chronicle which explicitly mentions Jeremiah.(6)
This lack of corroboration of the Jeremiah legend has caused some to doubt the validity of the entire story.
But I will show in this article that Jeremiah is mentioned in the Irish annals and histories, albeit under another name. His Judahite ancestry and prophetic identity are clearly stated and even a brief physical description is given. His friend and amanuensis Baruch is also mentioned. Furthermore, I will name names and give the reader of this article the references by which he may corroborate the story himself.
First, however, in order to understand the proper chronological context of Jeremiah’s coming to Ireland, a brief review of Irish history prior to his arrival is necessary.
HISTORY OF IRELAND PRIOR TO JEREMIAH
Admittedly, the history of this ancient land can at times be confusing. It is said that the Irish like nothing so much as a good story, and their willingness to romanticise and embellish has led to a certain confusion. On the other hand, it is not entirely their fault. Much of the blame can be laid at the feet of Catholic monks who altered the traditional Irish histories, or invented their own, in order to deliberately hide the Israelite ancestry of the Irish people. For instance, they attempted to portray the Irish as descendants of Magog, son of Japheth!
Irish history begins, as the history of every civilisation does, after the Flood of Noah’s day. For three hundred years after that catastrophic event, Ireland was an uninhabited land. A claim to sovereignty over Ireland was made, according to historian Herman L. Hoeh who refers to Irish annals, by the Assyrian king Ninus, son of Bel, but the land was not colonised permanently.(7)
In c. 2069 BCE, again according to Hoeh who uses Geoffrey Keating’s History of Ireland as his source, a Hebrew named Parthalon with his followers settled the land and established a kingdom, the country being divided into four parts after his death. The date, however, is open to some question. If the P-r-t in the name Partholan can be equated with the b-r-t of the Hebrew brit (covenant), then it is difficult to see how this would have referred to a descendant of Abraham, who had not yet even been born. Moreover, as one authority states, “[t]he Partholanian (Parthalonian] story is clearly a variant of that of the eponymous ancestor of the British, Brutus [Greek: Peirithoos] the Trojan, with which it has been confused”.(8) Brutus arrived in Britain c. 1103 BCE, according to one scholar. (9) Others claim an earlier date, c. 1149 BCE. If this is so, then the date of 2069 BCE is impossible. The same source quoted above claims that Parthalon was a Milesian (see below).
In any event, the Parthalonians, whoever they may have been, ruled Ireland intermittently until 1709 BCE, when a tragedy befell them at the hands of Phoenician Formorians. The island was then invaded by Nemedians from Scythia who lived in Ireland until 1492 BCE, being ruled by the Formorians for much of this period. A portion of the Nemedians escaped during their sojourn in the land and returned in 1492 BCE as the Fir-Bolgs.
In 1456 BCE, a contingent of the famous Tuatha (pronounced “Too-ah”) de Danaan (“Tribe of Dan”) arrived in Ireland and ruled for 440 years until 1016 BCE. A second contingent came in 1213 BCE during the days of Deborah and Barak (Judges 5:17). Finally, in 1016 BCE, toward the end of the reign of King David of Israel, another Hebrew people, the Milesians, descendants of Eber the Hebrew according to Hoeh, conquered the Danaan (Danites), forcing them to accept their rule. The kingdom of Ireland was then divided between the two sons of Milesius, Ebher and Ghede the Ereamhon (Heremon or Erimionn, or high king) and a capital was established at Tobrad, also known as Tea-mur, Tamhair, Teamhara, and now called Tara.
Throughout all these invasions the Irish have meticulously maintained the record of their kings. Lists of these kings can be found in Geoffrey Keating’s History of Ireland, O’Flaherty’s Ogygia, and A..-M.-H.-J. Stokvis’s Manuel d’Histoire, volume II, pages 234-235.
For our purposes here, however, the royal line that most concerns us is that of Nemedh, reputed ancestor of the Hebrew people who invaded Ireland c. 1709 BCE. His royal descendants are listed in various sources, sometimes differently, yet they are important to our story, because it is in this genealogy whether always precisely accurate or not, that we find Jeremiah in Irish history, though under another name.
NEMEDIANS AND MILESIANS
Throughout this article, I have tried to pursue my objective, that of identifying Jeremiah in Irish history, in a manner that is easy for the reader to understand. The history of Ireland is confusing enough as it is without bringing in legends, fables, and tales of bravery and romance by the heroes of this “Holy Land” in the Atlantic. For this reason, I will confine myself to a discussion of Nemedh and his reputed descendants, one in particular whom I will identify with the Biblical Jeremiah.
Historian Geoffrey Keating, writing of the expedition of Nemedh to Ireland in “thirty-four ships, with a crew of thirty in each ship”(10) said that this party of colonisers was led by “Nemedh and his four sons, Stain, Larbanel the Prophet, Anind and Fergus Leth-derg (Fergus of the Red Side)”.(11) In the Annals of Clonmacnoise, the same four sons are named, in a different order (the father is called Neuie McAgamemnon): “with his foure sonns [camel Into Ireland out of Greece, his sonnes names alsoe were Sdarne, Jaruanell [Larbanel], the prophett, Fergus Leahderg, … and Anynn [which] people Ruled Ireland 382 yeares”.(12)
Another historical source, the Leabhar Gabhala (Book of Conquests) agrees, adding that Iarbanel the Prophet was a Nemedian chief. (Though Iarbanel is called a “son” of Nemedh, this need not literally be true. It simply means he is a descendant of Nemedh.) The account reads: “Now as for Neimedh [Nemedh], he had four chiefs with him, Stain, Iarbanel the Prophet, Fergus Redside, and Ainnian. They were four sons of Neimedh”.(l 3)
Still another account names Nemedh the ancestor of the Danaans. Keating writes, “Some antiquarians say, that the nation, of whom we are now treating, were called Tuatha-De-Danaan, from Brian, Iuchar and Iucharba, the three sons of Dana, daughter of Delbaeth, son of Elathan, son of Niadh, son of Indae, son of Allae, son of Tath, son of Tabam, son of Enda or Enna, son of Beothach, son of Ibaath, son of Bathach, son of Iarbanel, son of Nemedh”.(14)
We find an echo of this in the Leabhar Gabhala, naming the same names as above (except that Elathan is called the son of Delbaeth) and also that “Larbanel the Prophet [is the], son of Neimedh [Nemedh], son of Agnoman”.(15) (Agnoman is an obvious reference to Agamemnon, king of the Greek Mycenae, who led an expedition against the Trojans to recover Helen, wife of Agamemnon’s brother Menelaus, king of Sparta. See also Neuie McAgamemnon, above.)
Two other figures from Irish history, Bres of the Danaan and Nuadh Silver-Arm claim descent from Nemedh.(16) Iarbanel is mentioned in both genealogies as a son of Nemedh. The Milesians also figure into this tale, but more on that later.
All this need not be as confusing as it looks, as there is a common thread running through all these genealogies. Whether we speak of Nemedians, Fir-Bolgs (a branch of the Nemedians), Danaans, or Milesians, all these peoples were Hebrews. As the Nemedians preceded the other peoples, it is clear that the Irish historians have attempted to trace the lineage of their kings to this island’s earliest Hebrew ancestors.
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 identify 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 germane 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 Larbanel 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 Larbanel 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 Larbanel, 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 “Lar” in “Larbanel” 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 larbanel 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 “Lar” 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 carnest 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.
AN HONEST OBJECTION EXAMINED
Before leaving this subject however, it is only fair to mention that an alternative identity for Iarbanel has been proposed. In the third volume of his great trilogy on the identity of the Ten Tribes, Lost Israelite Identity, esteemed Israeli researcher Yair Davidy proposes that Iarbanel was Jar (or Yair) of Judah. He writes, “ ‘Jar’ or ‘Yair’ or ‘Jair’ is recorded in the Bible as a descendant of Judah who settled in the land of Gilead of Machir in Menasseh (sic)” (24) and furthermore that, “Yair in the Bible was linked to both Judah and to Gilead of Menasseh (sic) east of the Jordan one of whose sons was Peresh (‘Separated’ or ‘Sanctified’) which name is identical with that of ‘Nemha’ in Irish”. (25)
There is no doubt that Jar (or Yair) existed and that he was also a Hebrew, and that he came from Judah or Judea. This he shares in common with Iarbanel, but that is where the similarity ends. Iar-Yair could not have been Iarbanel for the following reasons: Yair is nowhere in the Bible called a prophet as is Iarbanel in the Irish annals or Jeremiah in Scripture; he was not a saint nor was he sanctified; there is no evidence that he was eloquent of speech or particularly just as were Iarbanel and Jeremiah; he did not leave Judah to come to Egypt; he did not work miracles; he did not have a secretary/”son” named Baruch or Brec; he was not venerated in history as were both Iarbanel and Jeremiah.
Some will argue, however, that Davidy’s point concerning Yair being “linked” to both Judah and Gilead of Manasseh one of whose sons had a name meaning “separated” or “sanctified”, indicates the identity of Iar-Yair-Jair with Iarbanel. But I will show that the true link exists, in both a physical and spiritual sense, not between Yair and Judah and/or Manasseh, but between Iarbanel-Jeremiah and Aaron, brother of Moses.
Let us remember that anciently “son of” need not represent a direct father-son relationship, but only a descendancy or even a spiritual relationship of a student to his spiritual teacher. Jeremiah was the “son of [father-son relationship] of Hilkiah, of the priests that were in Anathoth in the land of Benjamin” (Jeremiah 1:1). Anathoth was a priestly town.
E. W. Bullinger in a note to Jeremiah 1:1 in his Companion Bible, in comparing the priestly lines of Eleazar and Ithamar says that “Anathoth belonged to that [line] of Ithamar”. This is not a common name in Scripture and only one man bears it. Ithamar is the fourth son of Aaron who founded a line of priests (I Chronicles 24:3, 6). It is obvious that if Jeremiah’s father, Hilkiah, who lived in Anathoth, was of the line of Ithamar, son of Aaron, then this makes Jeremiah a descendant (“son of”) Aaron as well.
Is there any evidence from the Bible that Iarbanel-Jeremiah was the “son of” a “Nemha” (“sanctified one”) or a namh (saint)? Could such a description apply to Aaron? Certainly! The Bible confirms it. Aaron was consecrated as a priest of the Lord, separated, sanctified, and given the Holy Spirit of God. Speaking to Moses, God says that “[thou] shalt anoint them [Aaron and his Sons], and consecrate them, and sanctify them, that they may minister unto me in the priest’s office” (Exodus 28:41). See also Exodus 40:13, Numbers 3:3; 29:29.
Thus Iarbanel-Jeremiah was also a son of “Nemha”, namh, a “sanctified one”. Even more so, since the sanctification is a spiritual as well as a fleshly one; whereas in the case of Peresh (“separated”) only a tribal separation is implied. No spiritual or physical sanctification, both appropriate to a prophet, son of a priest, of a line of priests, can be inferred from the meaning of the name Peresh (who was not a priest in any case). Furthermore, namh has an applicability to Iarbanel-Jeremiah entirely lacking for Peresh.
The evidence is in. The conclusion is obvious. Iarbanel was Jeremiah. Contrary to the doubting opinions of some, Jeremiah is mentioned in the Irish annals, under another name.
This of course is not the total answer to all the mystery surrounding Jeremiah in Ireland. The question of Ollam Fodhla, variously called a prophet and a king in Irish history, needs to be explored. There are also questions that need to be answered concerning King Zedekiah’s daughters allegedly taken to Ireland by Jeremiah, the identity of Eochaidh the Heremon, the whereabouts of the wondrous stone, harp, and ark which were also carried to Ireland by Jeremiah according to legend. But that is for further research and/or revelation.
For now, it needs only to be said that Jeremiah came to Ireland, as proven from Irish and Biblical history. His coming was part of the purpose of God for his people of Israel, a purpose ironically revealed every day, yet seen by few. Let us pray that with further research and revelation the few will one day become many.
NOTES AND REFERENCES
(1). Haberman, Frederick. Tracing OurAncestors. Bumaby, B.C., Canada: The Association of The Covenant People, 1934, p. 153.
(2). Ibid., p. 153.
(3). Fox, John S. The World’s Greatest Throne. Burnaby, B.C., Canada: The Association of The Covenant People, n.d., p.23.
(4). Ibid.,p. 24.
(5). Ibid.,p. 24.
(6). Capt, E. Raymond, M.A.,A.I.A., F.R.S.A. (Scot.),Jacob’s Pillar: A Biblical Historical Study. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Artisan Sales, 1977.
(7). Hoeh, Herman L., Ph.D. Compendium of World History. Pasadena, Calif.: Ambassador College, 1963. See Volume I, Chapter 18. Much of my review of Ireland’s ancient history comes from Hoeh’s two-volume work on the ancient history of the world.
(8). Bible Research Handbook. London: Covenant Publishing Co. Ltd., 1946, Serial No. I 18a.
(9). Haberman, op. cit., p. 74.
(10). Keating, Geoffrey. The History of Ireland from the Earliest Period to the English Invasion. Translated by John O’Mahony, New York, 1866, p. 122.
(11). Keating, ibid., p. 122.
(12).Annals of Clonmacnoise, from the Creation to A.D. 1408. Translated by Conell MaGeoghagan, 1627. Edited by Denis Murphy. Dublin: University Press, 1896, p. 14.
(13). Leabhar Gabhala or the Book of the Conquests of Ireland. Michael O’Cleirigh (rec.). Dublin: University College, sec.44.
(14). Keating, op. cit., p. 140.
(15). Leabhar Gabhala, sec. 100.
(16). Leabhar Gabhala, secs. 106,107.
(17). Keating, pp. 155,166. The observant reader may object to my reference to the Tower of Tahpanhes in the story of Fenius Farsa, Gaedal, and Caei the Eloquent (or Caei the Just), as according to Keating the school was established after the Flood on the “plain of Shenaar”. However, it is obvious that the Tower of Babel and the “Tower” of Tahpanhes have been confused in Keating’s account. Neither Scythia nor Judea existed at the time of the Tower of Babel, nor was Caei-Iar yet even born. “Shenaar” may refer to the plain of Shinar mentioned in Genesis. Or could it be an echo of Goshen, the location of Tahpanhes
(18). Keating, op. cit., p. 138.
(19). International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Wm. B. Eerdinans Publishing Co., Volume III, p. 1590.
(20). ISBE, 111:1589.
(21). ISBE, 111:1588.
(22). Davidy, Yair. Lost Israelite Identity. Jerusalem, Israel: Russell-Davis Publishers, n.d., p. 349-350.
(23). Keating, op. cit., p. 126. In Keating’s history, Simeon Brec is the son of Starn, son of Nemedh. In the Leabhar Gabhala, he is either the son of Erglan, son of Beoan, son of Starn, son of Neimedh [Nemedh] (sec. 67); or he is, significantly, son of Iarbanel, son of Neimedh [Nemedh] (sec. 53).
(24). Davidy, op. cit., p. 350.
(25). Davidy, ibid., p. 350.