The Official Journal of the Ensign Trust, London






(Some Facts from History)

Alfred the Great, in the 9th century, created the basis of what is our common law, which is the foundation of jurisprudence in Aryan civilization. The 33rd Law of Alfred reads: “Vex thou not comers from afar and strangers, for remember, ye were once strangers in Egypt.” (See Exodus 22:21)

  • The Scottish Declaration of Independence of April 6, 1320 states regarding the ancestors of its creators: ” . . . and coming thence one-thousand two-hundred years after the outgoing of the people of Israel, they by many victories . . .”
  • Alexander Cruden, author of the well-known Cruden’s Complete Concordance, addressed his preface to King George III, saying, “.. .May the great God be the guide of your life, and direct and prosper you, that it may be said by present and future ages, that King George III hath been sent an Hezekiah  to our British Israel . . .”
  • Sir Walter Scott, in his novel Woodstock, has Oliver Cromwell use these words in Chapter 30:“How as my soul liveth, and as He liveth who hath made me ruler in Israel . . .”
  • William Tyndale, the great English religious reformer, who translated the Bible into English, announced in  1530 his discovery of the likeness between the Hebrew and English languages, which made English the most suitable of any language into which to translate the Bible.
  • In 1590 the French Magistrate Counsellor Lelayer wrote a large volume entitled The Lost Ten Tribes Found, stating that they formed the then English peoples.(Petite Parisien)
  • Sir Francis Drake (1540-1596), while on the ship “Bonaventure,” wrote John Fox and besought the prayers of Fox that “…God may be glorified, His church, our Queen and Country preserved, the enemies of truth vanquished, that we might have continual peace in Israel. Our enemies are many but our Protector commandeth the whole . .”
  • Isaac Watts, composer of over 500 hymns, revealed his knowledge of true Israel is his poem entitled “Israel’s Poem.”
  • Queen Elizabeth I was known as the “Light of Israel”
  • Vincenzio Galilei, father of the famous astronomer, writing in 1581 about the origin of the harp in Ireland, mentions the  native   Irish  tradition   that   they had descended from King David.
  • In 1502, Columbus wrote of his voyages to King Ferdinand of Spain, “. .. Fully accomplished were the words of Isaiah . . .” (See Isaiah 49:1-12)
  • The famed English author, John Lily, in his Euphues and his England, gives evidence of his knowledge and agreement with the Israelitish origins of the people of the British Isles.
  • King James VI of Scotland (James I of England) claimed that the Lord had made him king over Israel, and upon the gold coin of his day, called the “Jacobus,” he had inscribed in Latin the prophecy of Ezekiel 37:22 – I  will  make  of   them  one
  • In the time of Cromwell (circa 1647) a political reform movement called the “Levellers” sought reforms which threatened the dictator’s power. Both Everard and Winstanley, prominent Levellers, are mentioned in connection with the belief in the lsraelitish origin of the Saxon, Celtic and kindred peoples .
  • In 1671, a pamphlet issued in Nether Dutch stated that the English-speaking people were Israel.
  • John Dryden (1681), in one of his poems, referred to England by the name Israel fourteen times.
  • In 1723 Dr. Abbadie published, in Amsterdam, Le Triomphe de la Providence et de la Religion, expressing the view that the Northern European Tribes, from which the English derive, are the Ten “Lost Tribes” of Israel:“. . Unless the Ten Trbes of Israel are flown into the air, or sunk into the earth, they must be those ten Gothic tribes that entered Europe in the 5th century, overthrew the Roman Empire and founded the ten nations of modern Europe. . .”
  • In the early 1800’s Thomas Jefferson , recalling the death of George Washington, stated:“I felt on his death with my countrymen, that verily a great man hath fallen this day in Israel”.
  • Dr. Moses Margouliouth, a 19th century Jewish scholar, in his History of the Jews, said, “.. .It may not be out of place to state that the Isles afar off mentioned in the 31st chapter of Jeremiah were supposed by the ancients to be Brittania, Scotia and Hibernia (Ireland).”
  • “Hibernia” (Ireland)  translates  to “Land of  the Hebrews.” Likewise,“Iberia” (Spain) translates to “Land of the Hebrews.”
  • Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch, during the 1987 St. Patrick’s Day parade, told a UPI reporter, “. . . The ten lost tribes of Israel, we believe, ended up in Ireland.”
  • Sir Oliver Lodge, noted English scientist (1851-1940), stated: “We, too, are a chosen people. It were blasphemy to deny our birthright and responsibility. Our destiny in the world is no small one. We are peopling great tracts of the earth and carrying thither our language and customs. The migrating of that primitive tribe from Ur of the Chaldees, under the leadership of that splendid old chief, Abram, into the land of promise, was an event fraught with stupendous results for the human race.”
  • The famed Baptist evangelist Charles H. Spurgeon, who died in 1892, showed in Volume 2, page 154 of his book The Treasury of the Old Testament that England and America were Israel.
  • The U.S. Supreme Court case #6914, known as the “Huntress” case of November 5, 1840, in reference to the neglect of the (U.S.) Constitution for seven years said: “. . . We may well ask, with some feelings of surprise, where, during these seven years, were slumbering the watchmen of our American Israel?” (12 Case page 993)
  • From the declaration of principles given in the United Israel Bulletin of April, 1951, (a non-Christian, Jewish publication) : “We believe that the Ten Tribes of Israel exist within the Anglo-Saxon, Celtic, Scandinavian, American people, and that they in fact constitute them and that they are Hebrews.”
  • Regarding contemporary Jews, the 1980 Jewish Almanac states on page 3: “Strictly speaking, it is incorrect to call a contemporary Jew an ‘Israelite’ or a ‘Hebrew’.”
  • An amazing insight into these facts can be had by dovetailing John 8:1-59 with Revelation 2:9 and 3:9. A more clear understanding may be had by using the King James translation of the Bible along with Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible. The Greek Dictionary contained in Strong’s makes clear the meaning sometimes obscured by the King James translators.
  • On January 1, 1773, the men of Marlborough, Massachusetts proclaimed unanimously:“Death is more eligible than slavery. A free-born people are not required by the religion of Jesus Christ to submit to tyranny, but make use of such power as GOD has given them to recover and support their laws and liberties . . .(we) implore the Ruler above the skies, that He would make bare His arm in defense of His Church and people, and let Israel go . . .”

(by Christian Research Dispensary 1999-2000 Book & Tape Catalog)

[It was called –  Where  may  true  Israelites  be  found  in  the Year 2000? But we thought it better to change the date for our magazine]