"Tuatha De Danann"
As the Eternal intended, "Lost" Israel was to be located and found
in these last days, we should expect some kinds of signs or waymarks to have
been left along the trail by which ancient Israel journeyed from Assyria, the
land of their original captivity.
Irish annals and history show that new settlers of Ireland, at just this
time, were the "Tuatha de Danaans", which means translated, "Tribe of Dan".
Sometimes the same appears simply as "Tuathe De", meaning the "People of God".
And in Ireland we find they left these "waymarks": dans-laugh, dan-sower,
dun-dalk, dun-drum, don-egal bay, don-egal city, dun-gloe, din-gle, dunsmor
(meaning "more dans").
The name is the anglicization of the celtic word "Dunn" meaning "Brown".
(Sir Crispin Agnew Of Lochnaw bt, Rothesay Herald Of Arms, The
Highlander/Mar-April 1987). The name Dunn in the Irish language means the same
as Dan in the hebrew: Judge.
They occupied two different districts, or provinces in the holy land before
the Assyrian captivity. They were principally seamen, and it is recorded Dan
abode in ships. (Judges 5:17). One colony lived on the seacoast of Palestine.
When Assyria captured Israel, these Danites struck out in their ships and
sailed west through the Mediterranean and north to Ireland. Just before his
death, Moses prophesied of Dan: "Dan is a lion's whelp: he shall leap from
Along the shores of the Mediterranean they left their trail in "den,""don,"
and "din". It is a significant fact that the tribe of Dan, one of the ten
tribes, named every place they went after their father Dan. In Hebrew, vowels
were not written. The sound of the vowels had to be supplied in speaking. Thus,
the word "Dan" in its English equivalent could be spelled simply, "Dn" it might
be pronounced as "Dan," or "Den," or "Din," or "Don," or "Dun" and still could
be the same original Hebrew name.
The Eternal speaking to Ephraim (verse 20), says in Jeremiah 31:21: "Set
thee up waymarks, make thee high heaps: set thine heart toward the highway,
even the way which thou wentest." In scripture we find the "waymarks." or
highway signs, which they set up along the road they travelled.
In Genesis 49:17, Jacob, foretelling what should befall each of the tribes,
says: "Dan shall be a serpent by the way". Another translation of the original
Hebrew is: "Dan shall be a serpent's trail". History shows the descendants of
Zarah became wanderers, journeying to the north within the confines of the
Scythian nations, their descendants later migrating to Ireland in the days of
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