Boker Tov brothers and sisters and shalom on this Sabbath from Gabriel N Solomon. Isaiah 62:2
“The nations shall see your righteousness, and all the kings your glory, and you shall be called by a new name that the mouth of YHWH will give”.
While scrolling on group pages I came across a heated debate regarding Latinos, Mexicans, Indians and Africans using profanity with threats of violence regarding them being from the tribe of Jacob and this disturbs me very much, so I did some research and this what I found ( and please others research and add to it so we can clarify this and put this debate to rest because it’s not healthy for the nation) Proverbs 25:2
“It is the glory of YHWH to conceal things, but the glory of kings is to search things out”.
“Thus says ELOHIM who made the earth, ELOHIM formed it to establish it—YHWH is his name: Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known”.
1 John 4:1
“Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from YHWH, for many false prophets have gone out into the world”.
All ethnicity are a part of the human race. The term race applies to skin color, but the dictionary defines race as “a class or kind of individuals with common characteristics, interests, appearances, or habits as if derived from a common ancestor.” To define how each ethnic group came to be, let us first use ancient history that is much debated among scholars, theologians, religious groups and individuals. Genesis 10 of the Bible has been found completely accurate; resulting partly from linguistic studies, partly from archaeology, and, more recently still, from the findings of physical anthropologists, who are, to this day, recovering important clues to lines of migration in ancient historic times. Genesis 10:32:
“These were the families of the sons of Noah, according to their generations, in their nations; and from these the nations were divided on the earth after the flood”,
meaning that so-called fossil man, primitive peoples (ancient and modern) and modern man are all derived from Noah’s three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth. Acts 17:26 states,
“From one man (or one blood) He made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and He determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live,”
In light of this, findings from anthropology, archaeology, ethnography, ethnohistory, genetics, geology, and sociology substantiate an interpretation of the history of humanity. [the Bible] remains an astonishingly accurate document and shows such remarkably ‘modern’ understanding of the ethnic and linguistic situation in the modern world. We can further infer from political histories— kingdoms, empires, and their rulers; also from artists, poets, philosophers, architects and mathematicians who enriched their individual cultures. Additionally, references from historical records, ancient literature, mythology, burial customs and other sources all provide strong evidences. The Biblical viewpoint is that there is not a black race, white race, yellow race, etc. Instead, there are three distinct families or characteristics of man that make up the present world population originated and spread after the flood. Genesis 10:1-9
“Now the whole world had one language and a common speech. As people moved eastward,[a] they found a plain in Shinar and settled there. They said to each other, “Come, let’s make bricks and bake them thoroughly.” They used brick instead of stone, and tar for mortar. Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for ourselves; otherwise we will be scattered over the face of the whole earth.” But the Creator came down to see the city and the tower the people were building. The Creator said, “If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them. Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other.” So the Creator scattered them, from there, over all the earth, and they stopped building the city. That is why it was called Babel, because there the Creator confused the language of the whole world. From there the Creator scattered them over the face of the whole earth”.
Here we learn the true divisions of mankind, indicating how the present population of the world came to be. The listing of Noah’s descendants is more theological than hereditary, so we must understand that Noah’s descendants existed because of his righteousness. The present world population was derived from Noah’s three sons: Shem, Ham and Japheth, and their wives (three family groups). “From these the nations spread out over the earth after the flood.” Genesis 10:2-32
The sons of Japheth; Gomer, Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshech, and Tiras. The sons of Gomer; Ashkenaz, Riphath, Togarmah. The sons of Javan; Elishah, Tarshish, Kittim, Dodanim. By these were the isles of the Gentiles divided in their lands; every one after his tongue, after their families, in their nations. The sons of Ham; Cush, Mizraim, Phut, and Canaan. The sons of Cush; Seba, Havilah, Sabtah, Raamah, and Sabtechah. The sons of Raamah; Sheba, and Dedan. Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth. He was a mighty hunter before the Creator: wherefore it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the Creator. And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, Erech, Accad, Calneh, in the land of Shinar. Out of that land went forth Asshur, and builded Nineveh, and the city Rehoboth, Calah, Resen between Nineveh and Calah: the same is a great city. Mizraim begat Ludim, Anamim, Lehabim, Naphtuhim, Pathrusim, and Casluhim, (out of whom came Philistim,) and Caphtorim. Canaan begat Sidon his first born, Heth, the Jebusite, the Amorite, the Girgasite, the Hivite, the Arkite, the Sinite, the Arvadite, the Zemarite, the Hamathite. Afterward were the families of the Canaanites spread abroad. The border of the Canaanites was from Sidon, to Gerar, unto Gaza; unto Sodom, and Gomorrah, and Admah, and Zeboim, even unto Lasha. These are the sons of Ham, after their families, after their tongues, in their countries, and in their nations. The children of Shem; Elam, Asshur, Arphaxad, Lud, and Aram. The children of Aram; Uz, Hul, Gether, and Mash. Arphaxad begat Salah; and Salah begat Eber. unto Eber were born two sons: the name of one was Peleg; for in his days was the earth divided; and his brother’s name was Joktan. Joktan begat Almodad, Sheleph, Hazarmaveth, Jerah, Hadoram, Uzal, Diklah, Obal, Abimael, Sheba, Ophir, Havilah, and Jobab: all these were the sons of Joktan. Their dwelling was from Mesha, unto Sephar a mount of the east. These are the families of the sons of Noah, after their generations, in their nations: and by these were the nations divided in the earth after the flood.
The number of descendants of Noah (grandsons, great-grandsons, etc.) are 26 from Shem, 30 from Ham, and 14 from Japheth, totaling 70 “sons” or “nations”. These 70 nations are the descendants (generations, genealogies or family histories) of the sons of Noah, known from Hebrew antiquity (Talmudic tradition of seventy nations in the world). Most, if not all, tribes and nations can be traced to these men through their descendants.
Noah’s flood took place close to 2348 B.C. Evidence suggests that Noah’s sons kept together at first, then broke up into small groups and eventually arrived in the southern Mesopotamian Plain. Within 120 years after the flood, Babel (Babylon) was founded in 2234 B.C. a date determined from Alexander the Great in 331 B.C. after receiving more than 1,900 years of astronomical observations from the Chaldean’s. Job 1:17
While he was yet speaking, there came also another, and said, The Chaldean’s made out three bands, and fell upon the camels, and have carried them away, yea, and slain the servants with the edge of the sword; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee.
Behold the land of the Chaldean’s this people was not, till the Assyrian founded it for them that dwell in the wilderness: they set up the towers thereof, they raised up the palaces thereof; and he brought it to ruin.
The descendants of Elam, the first born son of Shem, were the first people to enter Mesopotamia. Susa, the capital city of the Elamites (Shemitic Elamites), gave rise to other early cities, such as Al-Ubaid (which later gave rise to Hamitic settlements—including the Sumerian civilization) and Jemdet Nasr. These peoples established themselves first in the south and gradually spread toward the north, but without losing the cultural links. There are no known modern descendants of the Elamites. Other groups known included Japhethites, noted especially for their fairness of skin, in the hill country east of the Tigris. Lineages in fact appear to have migrated from the “Near East”, “Middle East” or “Mesopotamia” (also called the “Cradle of Civilization” or the “Cradle of Mankind”) sometime during prehistory. From here early civilizations of the Hurrians and Sumerians developed, then came ancient kingdoms of Kemet (Egypt), Babel (Iraq), Hittites (Turkey), Phoenicians (Syria, Lebanon and northern Israel), Assyria (northern Iraq, southeastern Turkey, northwestern Iran and northeastern Syria”), Persia (Iran), Hellas (Greece) and Rome. All have strong historical links to the sons of Noah, and each spoke a different language. Most of the descendants of Shem settled in the Middle East, these include Arpachshad, (alternatively spelled Arphaxad or Arphacsad, is progenitor of Abraham), Ashur (progenitor of Tekoa), Aram (progenitor of Jerome and Gether), Uz (progenitor of Ad), Hul (progenitor of Aramean or Syrian tribe. Several centuries before the Christian Era, many ancient Semitic populations were migrating in large numbers from Arabia to Mesopotamia, the coasts of the Mediterranean Sea, and the Nile River delta. The descendants of Ham include (Mizraim) Egypt, (Cush) Ethiopians, (Canaan) Canaanites, Dilmun (Phoenicians) and (Heth) Hittites. His descendants appear to be the first to fill the earth, as they were the early settlers of Alkebulan (Africa), Assuwa (Asia), Terra Australis (Australia), South Pacific and Amerigo Vespucci, (Americas). The descendants of Japheth migrated into Europa (Europe) and parts of Central Assuwa (Asia). The Hellas (Greeks), Romans, Hispania (Spain), Gauls (Celts), Askuzai (Scythian) and Media (Medes) were Japheth’s descendants. Some people groups merged to form one nation, as did the Persians (Shem) and the Medes (Japheth), which later became the Medo-Persian empire. We also find that many nations or peoples were named after an ancestor. Romans, and their capital city, were named after Romulus. Israelis and their country are named after their forefather, Israel. The observable fact of attaching the name of a leader to his people and his empire appears often in Ancient Near Eastern history. Canaanites were named after Ham’s son, Canaan, and so on.
It is important to understand that people and nations are referred to in a genealogical form (common in Hebrew and other Semitic languages). We must acknowledge the early reality of inter-family marrying as individual family groups were established. This would later define skin color and other unique features within various subgroups and their subsequent populations. They began as hunter-gatherers and/or pastoral nomads (living off the land as they migrated).
Shem. Also Sem. Literal meanings are named or renown (progenitor of the Semitic people groups – Shemites). The sons of Shem were: Elam “eternity”(sons were Shushan, Machul and Harmon) (Elamites, Persians); Asshur “a step” or “strong” (sons were Mirus and Mokil) (Assyrians/Northern Iraqis );Arphaxad “I shall fail” (sons were Shelach, Anar and Ashcol) (Chaldeans/Southern Iraqis/ Hebrews/ Israelites/ Jews/Arabians /Bedouins, Moabites/ Jordanians/ Palestinians, and related groups); Lud “strife” (sons were Pethor and Bizayon) (Ludim, Lubim, Ludians, Ludu, Lydians, Chubs, other related groups in Asia Minor and North Africa) Aram “exalted” (sons were Uz, Chul, Gather and Mash) – (Aramaeans/Syrians, Lebanese, other related groups), and remnant groups throughout Asia, the Middle East, and North Africa.
Hebrews descended from Eber (Heber), a great-grandson of Shem. Six generations after Heber, Abram (Abraham) was born, so Abraham was both a Hebrew and a Semite, born of the line of Heber and Shem. Ishmael and Isaac were born of Abraham. Ishmael was born of an union between Abraham and his Egyptian maid Hagar, making Ishmael half Semitic and half Hamitic. Genesis 16:1-16
Now Sarai Abram’s wife bare him no children: and she had an handmaid, an Egyptian, whose name was Hagar. And Sarai said unto Abram, Behold now, the ELOHIM hath restrained me from bearing: I pray thee, go in unto my maid; it may be that I may obtain children by her. And Abram hearkened to the voice of Sarai. And Sarai Abram’s wife took Hagar her maid the Egyptian, after Abram had dwelt ten years in the land of Canaan, and gave her to her husband Abram to be his wife. And he went in unto Hagar, and she conceived: and when she saw that she had conceived, her mistress was despised in her eyes. And Sarai said unto Abram, My wrong be upon thee: I have given my maid into thy bosom; and when she saw that she had conceived, I was despised in her eyes: ELOHIM judge between me and thee. But Abram said unto Sarai, Behold, thy maid is in thine hand; do to her as it please thee. And when Sarai dealt hardly with her, she fled from her face. And the angel of ELOHIM found her by a fountain of water in the wilderness, by the fountain in the way to Shur. And he said, Hagar, Sarai’s maid, where came from? and where will you go? And she said, I flee from the face of my mistress Sarai. And the angel of ELOHIM said unto her, Return to thy mistress, and submit thyself under her hands. And the angel of ELOHIM said unto her, I will multiply thy seed exceedingly, that it shall not be numbered for multitude. And the angel of ELOHIM said unto her, Behold, thou art with child and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael; because ELOHIM hath heard thy affliction. And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man’s hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren. And she called the name of ELOHIM that spake unto her, ELOHIM sees me: for she said, Have I also here looked after him that seeth me? Wherefore the well was called Beerlahairoi; behold, it is between Kadesh and Bered. And Hagar bare Abram a son: and Abram called his son’s name, which Hagar bare, Ishmael. And Abram was fourscore and six years old, when Hagar bare Ishmael to Abram.
Sunnite Arabs (specifically Arabian Muslims) consider themselves to be descendants of Ishmael, often calling themselves Ishmaelites, and thus are both Semitic Hebrews and Hamites. To this day the descendants of Ishmael (Arabs) and his half-brother brother Isaac (Israelite’s) have fought over which family group is Abraham’s true spiritual heir, specifically relating to ownership of land in the Middle East. Thus, there has been an unsolvable problem, and the nation of Israel is progressively being forced to give up land for peace.
Isaac was born to Abraham and his wife Sarah. Isaac had twin sons named Esau and Jacob. Esau was firstborn, and so had the right to inheritance (as was custom), but instead sold his birthright to Jacob during a time of hunger. Esau’s name was changed to Edom, and Jacob’s name was changed to Israel. The descendants of Esau (Edom) became known as Edomites, and the descendants of Jacob (Israel) became known as Israelites. Jacob fathered 12 sons which became the twelve tribes of Israel. Those who interchange the words “Jew” and Israelite, call Abraham a Jew, though Abraham was neither an Israelite or a Jew. The word “Jew” was not used in the Bible until nearly 1,000 years after Abraham. One of Jacob’s (Israel’s) children was Judah (Hebrew “Yehudah”). His descendants were called Yehudim (“Judahites”). In Greek the name is Ioudaioi (“Judeans”). Most all Bible translations use the word “Jew”, which is a modern, shortened form of the word “Judahite”. A “Jew” in the Old Testament would be a “Judahite”; and a “Jew” in the New Testament would be a “Judean.
Ham. Also Cham or Kham. Literal meanings are passionate, hot, burnt or dark (progenitor of Australoid, Mongoloid and Negroid people groups – Hamites). The sons of Ham were: Canaan “down low” (sons were Heth [Hittites] Sin [Sinites], Sidon [Phoenicians], Amor, Gergash, Hiv, Ark, Arod, Zemar and Hamat) – also Canaanites, Cana, Chna, Chanani, Chanana, Canaana, Kana, Kenaanah, Kena’ani, Kena’an, Kn’nw, Kyn’nw, Kinnahu, Kinahhi, Kinahni, Kinahna, Kinahne (Mongols, Asians, Orientals, Chinese, Tibetans, Taiwanese, Thais, Vietnamese, Laotians, Cambodians, Japanese, Eskimos, American Indians, Malayasians, Indonesians, Filipinos, Hawaiians, Maoris, Polynesians, Tahitians, Guamanians, Samoans, Fijians, Tongans, Tokelauans, Tuvaluans, Pacific Islanders and related groups); Cush “black” (sons were Seba, Havilah, Sabtah, Raamah, Sabteca and Nimrod) also Chus, Kush, Kosh, Kish, Cushaean (Cushites, Nubians, Ethiopians, Ghanaians, Africans, Bushmen, Pygmies, Australian Aborignies, New Guineans, other related groups); Mizraim “double straits” (sons were Lud, Anom, Pathros, Chasloth and Chaphtor) also Masr, Misr, Misraim, Mitzraim, Mizraite, Mitsrayim (Egyptians, Khemets, Copts, other related groups); Phut “a bow” (sons were Gebul, Hadan, Benah and Adan) – also Punt, Puta, Put, Puni, Phoud, Pul, Fula, Putaya, Putiya, Libia, Libya (Libyans, Cyrenacians, Tunisians, Berbers, Somalians, Sudanese, North Africans, other related groups).
Tribes in other parts of Africa, Arabia and Asia, aboriginal groups in Australia, native Pacific Islanders, American Indians and Eskimos were birthed from descendants of Canaan, Cush, Mizraim and Phut.
In every area of the world where Japhethites have subsequently settled, they have always been preceded by Hamites. This pattern applies in every continent. In early historic times the circumstance seems always to be true, the earliest fossil remains of man being Mongoloid or Negroid in character and in head shape, whereas those that came last belong to the family of Japheth (Caucasoid). When we study ancient history and technological achievements, we find Hamitic people showed an amazing adaptability to the world in which they founded, and carried to a high technological proficiency their societies. Their achievements were exploited by Japhetic and Semitic peoples, who became great scientific discoverers. The Hamitic migrations indicate they sought a way of life, not an understanding or a control of nature beyond what was immediately useful. Ham’s descendants were not only negroid. Genesis 10:15-20
And Canaan begat Sidon his first born, and Heth, and Jebusite, and Amorite, and Girgasite, and Hivite, and Arkite, and Sinite, and Arvadite, and Zemarite, and Hamathite: and afterward the families of the Canaanites spread abroad. and the border of the Canaanites was from Sidon to Gerar, to Gaza; to Sodom, and Gomorrah, and Admah, and Zeboim, even to Lasha. These are the sons of Ham, after their families, after their tongues, in their countries, and in their nations.
There are 32 descendants of Ham, in which four settled in unknown places, 23 settled in the Middle East and five settled in Cush. Archaeologists tell us that no groups inhabiting the Middle East in Biblical times were Negroid. Many had brown, red and off-white racial characteristics. Ham’s descendants appear to be the most varied of Noah’s lineage.
Japheth. Also Diphath. Literal meanings are opened, enlarged, fair or light (progenitor of the Caucasoid/Indo-Europoid, Indo-European, Indo-Germanic, or Indo-Aryan people groups – Japhethites). Japheth is the progenitor of seven sons: Gomer “complete” (sons were Ashkenaz, Riphath and Togarmah) – also Gamir, Gommer, Gomeri, Gomeria, Gomery, Goth, Guth, Gutar, Götar, Gadelas, Galic, Gallic, Galicia, Galica, Galatia, Gaulacia, Gael, Galatae, Galatoi, Gaul, Galls, Goar, Georgian, Celt, Celtae, Celticae, Kelt, Keltoi, Gimmer, Gimmerai, Gimirra, Gimirrai, Gimirraya, Kimmer, Kimmeroi, Kimirraa, Kumri, Umbri, Cimmer, Cimmeria, Cimbri, Cimbris, Crimea, Chomari, Cymric, Cymry, Cymru, Cymbry, Cumber(Cimmerians, Caledonians, Armenians, Phrygians, Turks, Picts, Milesians, Umbrians, Helvetians, Celts, Galatians, Ostrogoths, Visigoths, Goths, Vandals, Scandinavians, Jutes, Teutons, Franks, Burgundians, Alemanni, Germans, Belgians, Dutch, Luxembourgers, Liechensteiners, Austrians, Swiss, Angles, Saxons, Britons, English, Cornish, Irish, Welsh, Scots, French, and other related groups); Magog “land of Gog” (sons were Elichanaf, Lubal, Baath, Jobhath and Fathochta) – also Gog, Cog, Gogh, Gogue, Gogarene, Jagog, Yajuj, Majuj, Juz, Majuz, Agag, Magug, Magogae, Magogue, Ma-Gogue, Mugogh, Mat Gugi, Gugu, Gyges, Bedwig, Moghef, Magogian, Massagetae, Getae, Dacae, Sacae, Saka, Scyth, Skythe, Scythi, Scythii, Scythini, Scythia, Scythae, Sythia, Scythes, Skuthai, Skythai, Cathaia, Scythia, Skythia, Scynthia, Scynthius, Sythian, Skudra Sclaveni, Samartian, Sogdian, Slovon, Skodiai, Scotti, Skolot, Skoloti, Scoloti, Skolo-t, Skoth-ai, Skoth, Skyth, Skuthes, Skuth-a, Slavs, Ishkuzai, Askuza, Askuasa, Alani, Alans, Alanic, Ulan, Uhlan (Scythians, Scots); also Rasapu, Rashu, Rukhs, Rukhs-As, Rhos, Ros, Rosh, Rox, Roxolani, Rhoxolani, Ruskolan, Rosichi, Rhossi, Rusichi, Rus, Ruska, Rossiya, Rusian (Russians, Belarusians, Ukrainians, Chechens, Dagestanis); also Mas-ar, Mas-gar, Masgar, Mazar, Madj, Madjar, Makr-on, Makar, Makaroi, Merkar, Magor, Magar, Magyar (Hungarians – also Huns, Hungar, Hunugur, Hurri, Gurri, Onogur, Ugor, Ungar, Uhor, Venger); Yugoslavians, Finns, Lapps, Estonians, Siberians, Voguls, Poles, Czechs, Croatians, Bosnians, Montenegrins, Mordvins, Serbians, Slovenians, Slovakians, Karelians, Komi-Zyrians, Udmurts, Izhorians, Livonians, Bulgarians, Avars, Tartars, Turks, Colchi, Armenians, Georgians and other related groups). Madai “middle land” (sons were Achon, Zeelo, Chazoni and Lotalso) – also Mada, Amada, Madae, Madea, Manda, Maday, Media, Madaean, Mata, Matiene, Mitani, Mitanni, Minni, Megala (Medes, Aryans, Persians, Parsa, Parsees, Achaemenians, Manneans, Caspians, Kassites, Iranians, Achaemenians, Kurds, East Indians, Romani, Pathans, Hazaras), including the peoples of Afghanistan, Pakistan, Azerbaijan, Khazachstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikstan and Kyrgyzstan, and other related groups; Javan “miry” (sons were Elishah, Tarshish, Kittim and Dodanim) – also Jevanim, Iewanim, Iawan, Iawon, Iamanu, Iones, Ionians, Ellas, Ellines, El-li-ness, Hellas, Hellenes, Yavan, Yavanas, Yawan, Yuban, Yauna, Uinivu, Xuthus (Grecians, Greeks, Elysians, Spartans, Dorians, Tartessians, Britons, Aeolians, Achaeans, Myceneans, Macedonians, Albanians, Carthaginians, Cyprians, Cypriots, Cretans, Latins, Venetians, Sicanians, Italics, Romans, Valentians, Sicilians, Cilicians, Italians, Spaniards, Portugese, other related groups);Tubal “brought” (sons were Ariphi, Kesed and Taari) – also Tabal, Tabali, Tubalu, Thobal, Thobel (Thobelites, Iberoi, Ibers, Iberians, Ivernians, Irish, Spanish, other related groups), Tbilisi, Tibarenoi, Tibareni, Tibar, Tibor, Sabir, Sapir, Sabarda, Subar, Subartu, Tobol, Tobolsk, Cossacks, Samoyeds, Siberians, other related groups); Meshech “drawing out” (sons were Dedon, Zaron and Shebashnialso) – Me’shech, Mes’ek, Meshekh, Meshwesh, Meskhi, Meschera, Mushch, Muschki, Mushki, Mishi, Muski, Mushku, Musku, Muskeva, Muska, Muskaa, Muskai, Maskali, Machar, Maskouci, Mazakha, Mazaca, Mtskhetos, Modar-es, Moskhi, Moshkhi, Mosah, Mosher, Moshch, Moschis, Mosoch, Moschi, Moschian, Moshakian, Mo’skhoi, Moschoi, Mosochenu, Mosochean, Mossynes, Mosynoeci, Moskva, Moscovy, Moscow(Muscovites, Latvians, Lithuanians, Romanians, other related groups);Tiras “desire” (sons were Benib, Gera, Lupirion and Gilak) – alsoTiracian, Thracian, Thirasian, Thiras, Thuras, Tyritae, Thrasus, Thrace, Trausi, Tereus, Trecae, Troas, Tros, Troia, Troiae, Troyes, Troi, Troy, Troya, Trajan, Trojan, Taunrus, Tyras, Tyrsen, Tyrrhena, Illyrian, Ilion, Ilium, Rasenna, Tursha, Tusci, Tuscany, Etruria, Etruschi, Etruscan, Eturscan, Euskadi, Euskara (Basque), Erul, Herul, Heruli, Erilar, Vanir, Danir, Daner, Aesar, Aesir, Asir, Svear, Svea, Svie, Svioner, Svenonian, Urmane, Norge (Leleges, Carians, Pelasgians, Scandinavians, Varangians, Vikings, Swedes, Norwegians, Danes, Icelandics, Baltics, other related groups).
The whole Celtic race has been regarded as descended from Gomer, though modern Celts are descended from both Gomer and Magog. Archaeologists and ethnologists agree that the first Indo-European group to spread across Europe were Celts. The Irish Celts claim to be to the descendants of Magog, while the Welsh Celts claim to be to the descendants of Gomer. The Irish were descendants of Scythians, also known as Magogians, which is strongly supported by etymological evidence. Archaeological evidence shows that both the Celts (from Gomer) and Scythians (from Magog) freely shared and mingled cultures at their earliest stages. Russian and eastern European excavations plainly reveal the blending of these two groups. Their geographical locations (what is now eastern Europe, southern Russia and Asia Minor) were referred to by the Greeks under the name of Celto-Scythae, which was populated by the Celts to the south and west, and the Scythians to the north. The ancient Greeks first called the northern peoples by the general name of Scythae; but when they became acquainted with the nations in the west, they began to call them by the different names of Celts, including the Celto-Scythae. Celts and Scythians were considered essentially the same peoples, based on geography, though many independent tribes of Celts and Scythians existed. The Latins called them “Galli,” and the Romans referred to them as “Gauls,” and considered them fiercely independent barbarians. Later names used by Greeks were the Galatai or Galatae, Getae, Celtae and Keltoi. In the third century before Yeshua (about 280 B.C.), the Gauls invaded Rome and were ultimately repelled into Greece, where they migrated into the north-central part of Asia Minor (Anatolia). They conquered the indigenous peoples of that region and established their own independent kingdom. The land became known as Galatia (Gaulatia). The Apostle Paul wrote his famous epistle to their descendants, the Galatians. Jewish historian Flavius Josephus wrote that the Galatians of his day (93 A.D.) were previously called Gomerites.
Early Celtic tribes (from Gomer) settled in much of the European land, including present-day Spain, France, England and Germany, prior to contact with Scythians. For many centuries France was called Gaul, after the Celtic descendants of Gomer, whom ceded the territory to Romans and Germanic/Teutonic Franks (whence France) in the 4th century A.D. Northwest Spain is called Galicia to this day. Some of the Gomerites migrated further to what is now called Wales. The Welsh claim their ancestors “first landed on the Isle of Britain from France, about three hundred years after the flood.” The Celtic language survives intact today mainly in the two variants of Welsh and Irish/Scottish Gaelic. The Welsh call their language Gomeraeg (after Gomer). The Celts of today are descendants of Gomer, and of the blended tribes of Magog and Gomer. Present-day Germanic people groups are descendants of both Japheth and Shem, and there are several references from recent and ancient history. Recent history records the descendants of Gomer migrated and settled in the region that is now northern Europe (Germany and Scandinavia). These tribes became the Goths, Ostrogoths, Visigoths, Teutons and Burgundians, descendants of some of the first peoples to migrate to northern Europe from ancient times—the Askaeni. The Askaeni were descendants of Ashkenaz, son of Gomer, son of Japheth. When the Askaeni arrived in northern Europe, they named the land Ascania after themselves, which later translated Scandia, then Scandinavia. Later in history, we find the Askaeni being referred to as Sakasenoi, which became Sachsen, and finally Saxon. The Saxons played an large part in European and English history. Ashkenaz has been one of the most well preserved names throughout European history.
Semitic peoples also migrated to central Europe (southern Germany, Austria and Switzerland). These people were the descendants of Asshur, son of Shem, where early Germans originated. Asshur is well known in history as the father of the Assyrians. In the Aramaic language, “Aturaye” means Assyrian, and the land of the Assyrians is called “Atur,” which became “Tyr” or “Teiw” by early Germanic peoples. Later, the name linguistically changes to “Ziu.” Germans likely derived their identity and language from these ancestral names. The earliest known name of the German language was called “Diutisc,” which later becomes Dietsch, Deutsch or Deutsche (what Germans call themselves today). Deutschland (land of the Deutsch) could be called “Asshurland.” The Romans referred to the Deutschen as Teutons or Teutones. The Teutons were a tribe of Germans nearly wiped out by Romans in the second century B.C. The term “German” comes from Latin (Roman) sources. The Assyrians occupied a Mesopotamian city on the lower Tigris River called “Kir” and placed captive slaves there. 2 Kings 16:9,
And the king of Assyria hearkened unto him: for the king of Assyria went up against Damascus, and took it, and carried the people of it captive to Kir, and slew Rezin.
For it is a day of trouble, and of treading down, and of perplexity by YHWH in the valley of vision, breaking down the walls, and of crying to the mountains. And Elam bare the quiver with chariots of men and horsemen, and Kir uncovered the shield.
The city was populated by the Assyrians for many years, and the inhabitants became known as “Kir-man.” The Assyrians (Kerman) were driven from their land shortly after their fall about 610 B.C. They migrated into central Europe where they were called “German” or “Germanni,” a general name used by the Romans to represent all Assyrian tribes. The known Assyrian tribes were the Khatti (also, Chatti, Hatti—former Hittites; and Hessians—the name for Assyrian rulers). Chatti is still the Hebrew term for German, and Khatti was also used by the Romans to represent various Germanic tribes; the Akkadians (Latins called them Quadians); the Kassites (or Cossaei); and the Almani (or Halmani, Allemani was the Latin name). Almani or Almain were historical terms for Germans living in southern Germany. Without question, these Assyrian Germans assimilated with the previously established tribes of Askaeni (descendants of Gomer) and adopted their Indo-European language, becoming one people.