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The Scarlet Thread
Transcript of The Scarlet Thread
The import of this is not to show the history of Ireland or Scotland, but to show that indeed God Pulled down and replanted his children in another land, that the promise that he made to Jeremiah came true in every facet. Without this Scarlet thread Tamar could never have married of the Royal Line of Judah.
This presentation was to show how that Royal line ended up in Ireland.
So why is this so important?
Gods promise that the line of Judah would not be broken came true, he planted Zarah's descendant to ensure it continued
Tamar was able to marry into the Royal Line of Judah through Zarah - Calcol - Gathelus - Hemescus
Judah son of Israel
Zarah (Gen 38:30)
Calcol (1 Chron 2:6)
Gathelus (Athenian, Portuguese & Scottish History)
Hemescus / Hiber (Scottish History)
According to "The Harmsworth Encyclopedia," CECROPS ("CALCOL" of I Chron. 2:26 and "CHACOL" of I Kings 4:31 -- and BROTHER OF DARDA) was the 'mythical' founder of ATHENS and its FIRST KING. He was thought to have been the LEADER OF A BAND OF HEBREW COLONISTS FROM EGYPT (Missing Links Discovered in Assyrian Tablets. Artisan Sales, Thousand Oaks, CA. 1985, p. 65).
The Line of Zarah
The Royal line of Judah reaches Ireland
So whats so important about "Scarlet" in the bible?
The scarlet thread represents Royal Blood or Special Blood. All throughout the Bible we can see this scarlet thread appear:
Joshua 2:18 - Rahab asked to tie a "Scarlet Thread" in her window to save her whole family
Exodus 12:22 - The Children of Israel told to paint the lintel of their houses and the two sides posts with the blood of a lamb
Leviticus 17:11 - We are told that Blood makes an atonement for the soul
I John 1:7 - The blood of Jesus Christ cleanses us from all sin
So what does this all mean?
Judah, Zerah and Calcol where all born in Israel, and Moved to Egypt
CALCOL, or CECROPS as the Greeks called him, evidently left Egypt BEFORE the Exodus of the Bible. Herman L. Hoeh, author of the Compendium of World History, states that "ATHENIAN history commences with the founding of the city by Cecrops in 1556 [B.C.]" (Volume I, p. 390).
The Encyclopedia Britannica states that Cecrops was "traditionally the FIRST KING OF ATTICA (Pausanias ix. 33). He was said to have divided the inhabitants into 12 COMMUNITIES, to have instituted the LAWS OF MARRIAGE and PROPERTY and a NEW FORM OF WORSHIP. The introduction of BLOODLESS SACRIFICE, the BURIAL OF THE DEAD and the invention of WRITING were also attributed to him" (1943 edition. Vol. 5, p. 85).
The Chronicles of Scotland
Calcol - Dara
A few years after this, the Pharaoh died, and his son Bochoris Pharaoh received the crown of Egypt, and he oppressed the people of Israel with a worse slavery than did his father. Therefore, no hope of liberty appeared to the people of Israel, until MOSES returned from Midian, where he was banished, to show the commands of God to this Bochoris Pharaoh, in order to deliver the Israelites out of bondage. Following this, Egypt was punished with strange plagues, because they held the prophecy of Moses in contempt....Gathelus...concerned by the present plague that was the terrible response of God, resolved TO LEAVE EGYPT FOR ANOTHER ABODE....A short time afterwards he provisioned a ship and SAILED OUT OF THE MOUTH OF THE RIVER NILE with his wife, friends and servants -- Greeks and Egyptians -- for fear of the plagues of God....After a dangerous voyage ON THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA, Gathelus...LANDED IN A PART OF SPAIN CALLED LUSITANIA, which was afterwards called PORTUGAL, that is, THE PORT OF GATHELE [GATHELUS]....
The Chronicle of the Kings of Alba, or Scottish Chronicle (different to "The Chronicle of Scotland") are the Chronicles of old referenced in a lot of more recent texts. This Chronicle was written around the early eleventh century.
The Declaration of Arbrroath
The Declaration of Arbroath is a declaration of Scottish independence, made in 1320. It is in the form of a letter submitted to Pope John XXII, dated 6 April 1320, intended to confirm Scotland's status as an independent, sovereign state and defending Scotland's right to use military action when unjustly attacked.
"Most Holy Father and Lord, we know and from the chronicles and books of the ancients we find that among other famous nations our own, the Scots, has been graced with widespread renown. They journeyed from
GREATER SCYTHIA by way of the TYRRHENIAN SEA and THE PILLARS OF HERCULES, and dwelt for a long course of time in SPAIN
among the most savage tribes, but nowhere could they be subdued by any race, however barbarous. Thence they came, twelve hundred years after THE PEOPLE OF ISRAEL CROSSED THE RED SEA,
to their home in the west where they still live today.
"For more than one hundred years the beautiful ‘Crown of Destiny’ has held pride of place in the fictional Isle of Mikle’s ‘Scota-land’ museum, shrouded in controversy from the day the museum opened. Is it really the actual crown worn by ancient Egyptian princess Scota, on the day of her wedding to Prince Gathelus of Greece, the legendary patriarch of the Scottish nation? Or is it just a fake, a medieval fancy cherished by the romantic Victorians?"
Soon afterwards he built a town UPON THE RIVER OF MUNDE, then called BRACHARA -- NOW BARSALE....[After a major battle with the Spaniards] they [the Spaniards] therefore asked Gathelus for a peace conference and quickly gave him...part of their land in the NORTH PART OF SPAIN, NOW CALLED GALYCIA, because they had a prophecy that said a strange people would sometime come to dwell there....with the close collaboration of the inhabitants, [he] built the TOWN OF BRYGANCE -- now called COMPESTELLA....Following this Gathelus NAMED ALL HIS SUBJECTS SCOTS, IN HONOR AND AFFECTION FOR HIS WIFE, WHO WAS CALLED SCOTA, with whom he had two sons -- HIBER AND HEMECUS....(Vol. I. William Blackwood & Sons, pp. 21-24)
Gathelus, seeing the number of his people increasing in Brigance, thought it more fitting to take his people to SOME OTHER PLACE where they may live in peace....Gathelus...assembled all the SHIPS he could find in a nearby port, in which he placed his sons HIBER and HEMECUS -- with sailors, warriors and all the other things necessary for the expedition. He commanded Hiber, as Admiral, to go to the ISLAND...with favorable winds, [they] arrived five days later....HIBER sacrificed to the honor of his God...then returned to Spain....Hemecus, who was left behind on the island by his brother, NAMED THE ISLAND HIBERNIA after Hiber -- that is to say, IRELAND. And since this island was inhabited by two peoples, the SCOTS and the old inhabitants....Hemecus governed both those peoples in great justice (pp. 24-27).
The Scots historically are intruders -- THEY CAME FROM IRELAND AND BUILT THE KINGDOM OF DALRIADA on land which had once been Pictish, IN THE WEST OF SCOTLAND, IN ARGYLL and the ISLES. By the mid-sixth century they held a sizable kingdom lying north of the Britons of Strathclyde and stretching up beyond the Great Glen, and they named it AFTER THE DISTRICT IN ULSTER [Northern Ireland] FROM WHICH THEY TOOK THEIR ROYAL HOUSE....(A History of Scotland, by Rosalind Mitchison. Methuen & Co., Ltd. London, 1970, p. 6).
Jeremiah & Tamar Tephi
Hemescus (The Heremon)
JEREMIAH 43:6,7 - last mention of Jeremiah and his group in the Bible mentions that they had been forced to go to Egypt (a place in Egypt called Tahpanhes).
You may be aware that Jeremiah was given a job to do by God:
"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." (Jer.1:10)
Well this "Job" meant that the line of Pharez would be rooted out, pulled down and destroyed! But what of the Building and Planting? Well this is where
The Chronicles of Scotland by Hector Boece tell how Gathelus left Greece and went to Egypt to enter the service of the pharaoh:
For, as the old chronicles reveal, there was a Greek, called GATHELUS, SON OF CECROPS [CALCOL] OF ATHENS, otherwise of Argus, King of the Argives, who...left his native country of Greece and CAME TO EGYPT with a strong company of goodly young men....At this time there reigned in Egypt Pharaoh, THE SCOURGE OF THE PEOPLE OF ISRAEL: whose SON, following in his father's iniquities, was DROWNED IN THE RED SEA, with all his army...The King Pharaoh received Gathelus openly because he [Gathelus] appeared to support the Pharaoh against the Ethiopians and the people of Midian....The Pharaoh, with the support of Gathelus, won a fierce battle against the Ethiopians, and brought them so close to defeat that Gathelus took their principal city called MEROE. Gathelus, after this great victory, returned to Egypt; and...was made general lieutenant over all of the Pharaoh's army. Soon after, because he was...of the ROYAL BLOOD LINE OF GREECE...King Pharaoh gave him his DAUGHTER, CALLED SCOTA, in marriage....
The Chronicles of Scotland
Jeremiah 46:27 But fear not thou, O my servant Jacob, and be not dismayed, O Israel: for, behold, I will save thee from afar off, and thy seed from the land of their captivity; and Jacob shall return, and be in rest and at ease, and none shall make him afraid.
The Story IN the Bible:
Fathered the ROYAL line of King DAVID
The reason for this presentation is three fold
The Bible is a History book.
God works with the nations, and fulfills His promises through both individuals and entire groups of people.
How was it possible for Tamar Tephi to have married into the line of Judah by marring the King in Ireland.
To show the link from the other side. This is half of the prophecy given to Jeremiah being fulfilled. The half that we don’t usually hear about.
This forsaid Scota and Gayel war maryite to gyddir in ye tymme yat ye bairnes of Israeli passyt in ye Eeide See, and ye dede of King Pharoo yat govirnyt ye land of Egipte, and, for yai saw ye cruele plage yat comme onne Egipt, yai decretit to pas with yair follt yat yai brot of Grece, and monye of Egipte, for to seik woid landis, and to inhabyte yamme...
This Gayele and Scota, wyt yair folk, passyt out of Egijpt wyt gret riches and mony schippis, and be ye maist part yai war lordis and gentill men yat passyt wyt yamme ; and first yai arifyt in Aiifrice, and remanyt yarin foiirty zeiris in gret weire and wexatiounn, and be cause yai drecretyt to inhabyt woid landis, as yai consalyt be yir paganu goddis ; and soun eftire yat yai ternyt yin and passyt ye vase of Jubiter, and at ye last yai comme in to Spaynzee and aryfyt in Portingale, ye quhilk has zit ye namnie of Gayele, our foirfadire ; and eftir yat yai comme in to Itavernn of Biscaye, and duelt upoun ye Eyvere of Ibire, quhare he gat onn Scota Iber Scot ; and quhen Iber comme to eild, Gayele send him in yat cuntre, yat now is callit Irland.
Scota and Gathelus were married together at the time that the Children of Israel passed over the Red Sea and at the time of the death of King Pharaoh. For they saw the cruel plagues that afflicted Egypt. They decided to take the folk they had brought from Greece and move from Egypt to seek another land.
Gathelus and Scota, with their folk, passed out of Egypt with great riches and many ships. They ended up in Spain, arriving in Portugal which they named after Gathelus there forefather. The Port of Gathelus. After this they moved to Biscaye, Spain and had a son named Hiber. When Hiber came of age Gathelus sent him to the land that is now called Ireland.
But this is only one trail, there are many more...
27th descendant from Judah
Survived the destruction of the Royal line to re-plant it in Ireland
Married a King from Ireland, a King who was a decendant of the line of Judah
Journed with Jeremiah
Pharez being born "First" inherited the Royal line however God said he would destroy that line.(Jeremiah 1:10)
God chose Zarah.(Genesis 38, The Scarlet Thread)
Without Zarah's line, God's covenant could not be kept pure. The Royal line of Judah would have died off.
God uses the scarlet thread through the Bible to demonstrate safety, protection and deliverance.
Because of this Scarlet thread, Tamar-Tephi(one of the last remaining decedents of the Royal line of King David, Pharez and Judah) was able to marry into the Royal line of Judah and SAVE the line.
The son of Zareh
By this stage, around 1000 years after Gathelus set sail for Spain and his Sons to Ireland, the trade routes between Ireland and Egypt had been well established. All up and down the Iberian Coast (Portugal/Spain) trading ports had been established. So its no stretch of the imagination to wonder how Tamar and Jeremiah reached Ireland
I accept 100% the testimony of the Bible.
All other sources and information (ancient, local and recent) I do not accept as being completely accurate.
Please also do not accept the time scales of this presentation as accurate, there is ambiguity as to when Gathelus arrived in Egypt.
27And it came to pass in the time of her travail, that, behold, twins were in her womb.
28And it came to pass, when she travailed, that the one put out his hand: and the midwife took and bound upon his hand a
, saying, This came out first.
29And it came to pass, as he drew back his hand, that, behold, his brother came out: and she said, How hast thou broken forth? this breach be upon thee: therefore his name was called Pharez.
30And afterward came out his brother, that had the scarlet thread upon his hand: and his name was called Zarah.
Moves to Egypt
Gathelus & Scota move to Portugal
Hiber and Hemescus
move to Ireland
Pharez - Zarah
Calcol - Dara
30 And Solomon's wisdom excelled the wisdom of all the children of the east country, and all the wisdom of Egypt.
31 For he was wiser than all men; than Ethan the Ezrahite, and Heman, and Chalcol, and Darda, the sons of Mahol: and his fame was in all nations round about.
1 King 4:
30 And afterward came out his brother, that had the scarlet thread upon his hand: and his name was called Zarah.
Firstly I should point out that Gathelus was either the son of Calcol or a descendent born around the time of Tamar-Tephi. The majority of sources seem to point to the former and so I have taken this avenue for the remainder of the presentation. In either case he is a descendent, potentially not a direct son of Calcol however.
follow the line of Tamar
Lookup the meaning of Tamar
So Gaythelos' name gave rise to "Gaelic", Hiber gave rise to Hibernia and Scota gave rise to Scotia and then Scotland"
- Scotichronicon 15th-Century