Evidence of Israel around the World


Alfred the Great

During his reign from 871 to 899 the Anglo-Saxon king Alfred the Great declared:

Be ye kind to the stranger within thy gates, for ye [English people] were strangers in the land of the Egyptians.

Adam de Houghton in speech before the British Parliament (1377)

…you may embrace your noble King … there is through him[King Edward III] that peace over Israel which the Scriptures name – Israel being the heritage of Godand that heritage being also England. For in good truth, I believe that God would never have honoured this country by victories such as had given glory to Israel, had He not intended it for His heritage also.1

William Tyndale

the properties of the Hebrew tongue agreeth a thousand times more with the English than with the LatinThe manner of speaking is both oneso that in a thousand places thou needest not but to translate it into the Englishword for word;when thou must seek a compass in the Latin, and yet shall have much work to translate it well-favouredly, so that it have the same grace and sweetness, sense and pure understanding with it in the Latin, and as it hath in the Hebrew. A thousand parts better may it [the Hebrew tongue] be translated into the Englishthan into the Latin.

The Jewish Chronicle, in an article entitled “The Israelites Found in the Anglo-Saxons,” (May 9, 1879) explored the connection between the Anglo Saxon and Semetic languages.

Sharon Turner has made a list of no less than 247 Anglo-Saxon words which he believes to be of Semitic origin.

Sir Francis Drake

God may be glorious, His church, our Queen and country preserved, the enemies of truth vanquished, that we may have continued peace in Israel…. Our enemies are many, but our Protector commandeth the whole world…. 2

HMS Queen Mary Ship

“There are two similar prayers on plaques aboard the English ship, HMS Queen Mary, anchored in Long Beach Harbor at Long Beach, California. The first prayer is for the Royal Family of England and it identifies them and their subjects as Israelites:

He who giveth salvation unto kings
and dominion unto princes, whose kingdom is
an everlasting kingdom – may He bless
our sovereign lady, Queen Elizabeth,
the Queen Mother,
Philip, Duke of Edinburgh,
Charles, Prince of Wales
Princess Anne
and all the royal family.
May the supreme King of kings in His mercy
Preserve her from all trouble and sorrow.
May He put a spirit of wisdom
and understanding into her heart
and into the hearts of all her counselors
that they may uphold the peace of the realm,
advance the welfare of the nation, and
deal kindly and truly with all Israel.
In her days and in ours,
may our Heavenly Father spread the Tabernacle
of peace over all the dwellers on earth; and
may the Redeemer come unto Zion;
and let us say: amen.

An almost identical prayer found on the second plaque is for the President and Vice President of the United States, and it also identifies them and their countrymen as Israelites:

He who giveth salvation unto kings
and dominions unto princes, whose Kingdom is
an everlasting Kingdom, who delivereth
His servant David from the hurtful sword;
who maketh a way in the sea and a path in the
mighty waters – may He bless, guard, protect
and help, exalt, magnify and highly aggrandize
our President and Vice-President
of the United States of America.
May the supreme King of kings in His mercy preserve
their lives and protect them, deliver them from
all sorrows, troubles and loss, subject nations to
their sway, and cause all their foes to fall before them;
and may the supreme King of kings in His mercy
inspire their hearts and the hearts of all their
counselors and representatives with tenderness,
to act kindly towards us and all Israel.
In their days and in ours
may Judah be saved and Israel dwell in safety,
and a Redeemer come unto Zion,
in accordance with God’s gracious will;
and let us say: amen.” 3

“Counsellor le Loyer, French magistrate 

In 1590 the French Magistrate Counsellor le Loyer wrote a book in which he claimed the ten lost tribes of Israel went to England. 45

William Harbourne

Letter from William Harbourne to Robert Devereaux, Earl of Essex in 1599:

The Almighty bless you as He did Joshua and David, fighting as your honor shall His battles for tranquility and the propagation of His peoplethe English Israel. 6

King James VI

“King James VI of Scotland (James I of England) (1566-1625), who commissioned the King James Bible, claimed that the Lord had made him King over Israel; the gold coin of his day, bearing his head was called the “Jacobus” and James had the reverse inscribed in Latin the prophecy of Ezekiel 37:22, “I will make of them one nation.”” 7

“James Dryden, English Poet

In 1681, John Dryden referred to England by the name Israel fourteen times in one poem 8.”


Scottish Declaration of Independence

We know, Most Holy Father and Lord, and from the chronicles and books of the ancients gather, that among other illustrious nations, ours, to wit the nation of the Scots, has been distinguished by many honours; which passing from the greater Scythia through the Mediterranean Sea and Pillars of Hercules, and sojourning in Spain among the most savage tribes through a long course of time, could nowhere be subjugated by any people however barbarous and coming thence one thousand two hundred years after the outgoing of the people of Israel, they, by many victories and infinite toil, acquired for themselves the possessions in the West, which they now hold … In their kingdom one hundred thirteen kings of their own royal stock, no stranger intervening, have reigned.


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Related articles:

  1. Adam de Houghton, Bishop of Saint David, Wales, quoted in These Are Ancient Things (Burnaby, BC, Canada: The Association of the Covenant People) p. 152.
  2. Sir Francis Drake, quoted in Thomas William Edward Roche, The Golden Hind (New York, NY: Praeger Publishers, 1973) pp. 177-178.
  3. God’s Covenant People, Ted R. Weland http://www.missiontoisrael.org/gods-covenant-people/chapter12-uc.php 
  4. Counellor le Loyer, quoted in These Are Ancient Things (Burnaby, BC, Canada: The Association of the Covenant People) p. 143.
  5. God’s Covenant People, Ted R. Weland http://www.missiontoisrael.org/gods-covenant-people/chapter12-uc.php 
  6. William Harbourne, quoted in These Are Ancient Things (Burnaby, BC, Canada: The Association of the Covenant People) p. 155.
  7. Robert Alan, Your Inheritance: The Best Kept Secret In The World (Mountain City, TN: Sacred Truth Ministries, 1993) p. 69.
  8. John Dryden, quoted in These Are Ancient Things (Burnaby, BC, Canada: The Association of the Covenant People) p. 155.
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