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The Throne of Britain: Its Biblical Origin and Future

The Throne of Britain: Its Biblical Origin and Future

The greatest and most enduring dynasty in world history is showing signs of passing. But will it? To understand the future of the British royal family, we must examine how the monarchy began—and why.

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Introduction: The Throne of Britain

The greatest and most enduring dynasty in world history is showing signs of passing. But will it? To understand the future of the British royal family, we must examine how the monarchy began—and why.

"This sceptered isle"

Today, though, it seems that despite multiple nations still looking to Queen Elizabeth as their head of state, the British throne’s glory days are over, particularly with more and more calls heard for its abolishment. But what really lies ahead for the monarchy?

The scepter promise

What is the scepter promise and to whom does it belong?

The throne of the Lord

The king at the time of the Exodus and for the next nearly 400 years was the Rock of Israel, the Eternal God Himself—in fact, the preincarnate Word, Jesus Christ...

The Davidic covenant

There was an unbreakable promise of an unbreakable dynasty—a dynasty preeminent above all others! But what happened to that dynasty? And where is it today?

Fall of Israel and Judah

Because of Solomon’s disobedience, God split the nation into two kingdoms following his death in about 930 B.C. (1 Kings 11-12).

The coming of the Messiah

Beyond the messianic reference in the scepter prophecy (Genesis 49:10The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.
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To build and to plant

The obvious question now is: Did the Davidic dynasty come to an end with the death of Zedekiah and his sons—or did it somehow survive?

Asylum in Egypt

Based on God’s prophecies, a few evidently made it back to Judah. But what about Jeremiah, Baruch and the kings daughters? Where did they go?

To be planted in Israel

Here is what the latter part of Jeremiah’s commission was all about. Remarkably, he must have been responsible for transplanting the throne of David to Israel by taking a daughter of King Zedekiah to the 10 lost tribes. Yet where did the Israelites live at this time?

The Tuatha de Danaan

Brief history of the Tuatha de Danaan.

Lands of Iberia

The land of Spain and Portugal, it should be mentioned, is also known as the Iberian Peninsula.

Who were the Milesians?

Note that the Scythians from Spain were known as Milesians—a name replete throughout the Irish annals.

The people of the Red Hand

The Trojans were forced out of the Aegean region through a series of national conflicts—one of which is presented to us in the famous Trojan War of Homer’s Iliad, which occurred around 1200 B.C.

Only one place to go

How God would fulfill the specific promises to David, who was descended from Perez?

Three overturns

But couldn’t the throne have been transferred elsewhere for a long time before being transferred to the British Isles? The indirect answer from prophecy seems to be no.

Ollam Fodhla and company

Ollam Fodhla’s laws bear striking similarity to the Ten Commandments and other Hebrew statutes.

Questions over who’s who

Yet it must be admitted that none of this is certain. Indeed, even though there appear to be many more similarities between Jeremiah and Ollam Fodhla, Ollam appears in the Irish king lists as a king and sometimes as one who reigned centuries before Jeremiah.

Sorting out identities

If Ollam Fodhla was indeed Jeremiah, his identification as a king is fairly easy to reconcile. It could have resulted from his appearing to be the father or grandfather of the eastern princess he brought with him—or, even more likely, confusion over his being a great lawgiver.

Tea-Tephi or Scota?

Concerning the names Tea, Tephi and Tamar, while they may refer to the same person at the time of Jeremiah, it is also possible that they do not. In favor is the fact that these names are sometimes linked together in old Irish poems.

Standing on God’s Word

Our proof rests on God’s Word and verifiable history. We must accept these sure facts as a solid foundation. Irish traditions and fragmentary historical details can then be viewed in this light—and that indeed does seem to fill in some interesting and supportive details.

Other sources and a caution

We should be even more cautious when it comes to genealogies and histories outside the Bible, which are debatable. While they can be interesting and enlightening, they can also become a drain on our spiritual energies if we spend inordinate amounts of time in researching them.

More links to David

Besides what we’ve already seen, there are other corroborating factors connecting the line of David with Ireland.

Eternal destiny

Now we can see why the British royal family rose under Queen Victoria to the heights of world prestige and preeminence. Why it continues to hold a special place in the hearts of all manner of people the world over. And why, of all royal families, it is still the first one that comes to mind.

Appendix 1: Scrapping the Monarchy?

How much longer do you think the monarchy will last?

Appendix 2: Were the Greeks Israelites?

Here are a few sources to help unveil this question.

Appendix 3: Aegean Royal Lines From Zerah

A brief history of the Aegan Royal lines from Zerah.

Appendix 4: The Colchis Connection

Is it possible to identify Calcol or Chalcol as Cecrops of Athens and still relate his name to the people of Colchis?

Appendix 5: Brutus and the Covenant Land

What is the connection between Brutus and the Covenant land?

Appendix 6: Dating the Milesian Arrival in Ireland

Unfortunately, the dating of the Milesian arrival in Ireland is an area of broad dispute. But there are factors that should help us in forming a reasonable answer.

Appendix 7: The Stone of Destiny

What was so special about this chunk of rock, which now sits in Edinburgh Castle?

Appendix 8: Gathelus, Scota and the Exodus

We should examine this in greater detail—particularly their connection to the time of Moses and the Exodus.

Appendix 9: The Lion and the Unicorn

Britain’s heraldic imagery takes on great significance in light of the true biblical identity of the British people and their royal family.

Appendix 10: The Family of Odin

The various royal houses of English history—the Saxons, Danes, Normans, Tudors, Stuarts, Plantagenets, Hanoverians, Saxe-Coburgs, all lines blended and fused with Scottish royalty to form the modern House of Windsor—trace their bloodlines back to a common ancestor.

Appendix 11: Joseph of Arimathea and the Line of Nathan

The Davidic line of kings that ruled over the ancient nation of Judah came through David’s son Solomon. At the time of Judah’s fall to the Babylonians in 586 B.C., this lineage, as explained in this publication, was continued by a transferal of the monarchy to Ireland.

Appendix 12: The Attempt to Destroy David’s Lineage

Jesus had other family members who were also of the line of David.

Appendix 13: The Nobility—Also Jewish

We have elsewhere seen that the royalty of Europe is descended from Judah’s son Zerah, in accordance with the prophecy that the scepter would not depart from Judah (Genesis 49:10 — The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be). Indeed, the royal house of Britain is a fusion of the lines of Zerah and Judah’s other son Perez through his descendant King David. Because of intermarriage, the other royal houses of Europe are Davidic as well.

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