Are Norway & Iceland BENJAMIN?

Dalin states, "Yet another race -- a mixture of Scythians, Greeks and Hebrews, bearing the name NEURI ... are found to be remnants of the TEN FAMILIES of ISRAEL, whom Salmanasser, the King of Assyria took captive from Canaan. After one and a half year's travelling, they moved to a land where no man had yet dwelt, called Arfareth ... When one finds how much the LANGUAGES of the old Finns, Lapps and Estonians agree with the HEBREW, plus the fact that this people anciently figured the beginning of the year from the FIRST of MARCH and figured SATURDAY as their Sabbath, one also sees that the NEURI in all probability have had this origin" (Dalin, Svea-rikes Historia 1:49-55). Benjamin was not among these TEN FAMILIES. Benjamin remained with Judah. The phrase "tribe of Judah" should have been translated "House ("shebeth") of Judah" (2 Ki. 17:18) since there were two tribes in one house -- Benjamin and Judah.

A very intriguing comment about the derivation of the word "NEURI" occurs in a footnote: "The NEURI, who moved to Scandinavia ... appear to have received their name from NUORI Hebrew NAAR ... after which NORWAY appears to be called." "NAAR" in Hebrew means "child" or
"SERVANT." It is translated twice as "the SERVANTS of the king of Assyria" (2 Ki.19:6; Isa.37:6). The ISRAELITE CAPTIVES in the service of the Assyrians were known as "NAARI" and the name stuck. Pliny 3:20 says the Taurisci were the same as the NORICI who were Scythians. In SCYTHIA they named the NOROSSUS Mountains after their own tribe of NOROSSI and NOROSBENSES ("servant sons") (Ptolemy 6:14). When Benjamin arrived, they were called NORMANS in France, NORSEMEN of NORWAY and Iceland. In 1066 at the Battle of Hastings the NORMANS under William the Conquerer defeated the English and settled in Britain.

Winston Churchill noted that the NORSEMEN would plunder the countryside then "divide the spoil at the stake" (History Of The English-Speaking People) as the prophecy said BENJAMIN would do (Gen.49:27). William the Conqueror arrived in England with a WOLF on his banner and the insignia of BENJAMIN was a WOLF (Gen.49:27). William P. Fraser has counted, in the 'Landnama-Bok' alone, over ten percent of the prominent (Icelandic) settlers having the name 'wolf,' or a compound of wolf such as 'Ing-wolf,' 'Hare-wolf,' 'Thor-wolf,' or 'Byme-wolf.' The word 'wolf' (Ulf, Ulfar), was even stamped on geographical features on all parts of the island (of Iceland), as for example, Ulfs-daler (Wolf Valley), Ulfars-fell (Wolf Mountain), and Ulfars-a (Wolf River)."

Were The Picts VIKINGS?

Pliny 6:7 puts the PIKI between the Meotis Sea and Caucasus Mountains. Strabo says that in his time the PEUKINI lived in the large isle of PEUKE in the Euxine Sea, at the mouth of the Danube. Ptolemy agrees with Strabo. We discover the PEUCINI on the south bank of the Vistula as they moved north to Poland (Tacitus G.46). Ptolemy mentions the PEUKINIAN Mountains on the SW of present Prussia, near the head of the river Bog. From here Strabo places the Basternae (another name for the PICTS according to Strabo) "beyond the Germans to the northward" (7:294) in Scandinavia. The letters "P" and "V" are often interchanged because both are pronounced with the lips. Thus the PIKINI became the VIKINGS of south Norway in the province of DALVIKA. Pliny 3:25 says the PEUKETI were in Illyricum. In southeast Italy we find the PEUCETA and in northeast Italy we find the PICENUM. Apulia, Italy used to be called PEUKETIA. As they moved west into France they became the PICTONES. According to the Saxon Chronicle,"The first inhabitants were the Britons who came from Armenia, and first peopled Britain southward. Then happened it that the PICTS came south from Scythia (where PEUCE and PEUCENI were located on ancient maps) with long ships not many; and landing first in the north part of Ireland they told the Scots that they must dwell there. But they would not give them leave, for the Scots told them they could not all dwell there together. 'But' said the Scots, 'we can nevertheless give you advice. We know another island here to the east. There you may dwell, if you will; and whosoever withstandeth you, we will assist you, that you may gain it.'" The Pictish Chronicle says, "They are called PICTS on account of their painted bodies, and Scots either from Sciti, indicating they came from Scythia, or else from Scotta, a daughter of a king of Egypt who became queen of the Scots." The Thracian Scythians pricked and stained their bodies (Herod. 5); so did the Arii of Germany (Tacitus); the Belgae of Britain (Caesar de Bell. Gall.), and the PIKS of Norway and Scotland (Herodian; Claudian). Both the PICTS and the Scots are descended from a fair-haired people who, from this trait, were called the Albani. The Albani were originally neighbors of the Amazons. Jordanis says "They were Goths" and came from Scythia. The Irish Chronicles say, "The Cruthneach came from the land of Thracia. Agathirsi was their name. The cause of their coming: Policoruus king of Thrace fell in love with their sister, and proposed to take her without a dower. They after this passed across the Roman territory of France, and built a city there which they called PICTAVIS from their arms (the city of POICTIERS), and the king of France fell in love with their sister. They put to sea after the death of the sixth brother and in two days after going on the sea their sister died."

Russian Royalty Came From BENJAMIN

BENJAMIN had a son called "ROSH" (Gen.46:21) or "ROXALANI", "the most northerly of them all" (Strabo 3:223) who is BELARUS (White RUSSIANS). All the RUSSIAN royal family of the House of Rurik in the early chronicles have pure Scandinavian names. RUSSIA (Rosh -- Gen. 46:21) is linked to Tubal and Meshech in Ezekiel 38:2, RV. RUSSIA "is certainly derived, through ROSSIYA, from Slavonic RUS or ROS ... a name first given to the SCANDINAVIANS (Benjamites -- Gen.46:21) who founded a principality on the Dnieper in the ninth century; and afterwards extended to the collection of RUSSIAN states" (Encyc. Brit. 11th, 23:869). They named ROSTOV Lake (23:755b) and town (23:872, E6), ROSSIENY (23:872, B4) and ROSINSK towns (23:872, I3). Other viking colonies went to NORWAY and ICELAND "devouring prey" (Gen.49:27). In Norway is ROS River (19:800, C2). "Nestor, an old monkish chronicler of Kiev, relates that in the middle
of the 9th century the Slav and Finnish tribes inhabiting the forest region around Lake Ilmen, between Lake Ladoga and the upper waters of the Dnieper, paid tribute to military adventurers from the land of RUS, which is commonly supposed to have been a part of SWEDEN.

In the year 859 these tribes expelled the Northmen, but finding that they quarrelled among themselves, they invited them, three years later, to return. Our land, said the deputation sent to RUS for this purpose, is great and fertile, but there is no order in it; come and reign and rule over us. Three brothers, princes of RUS, called respectively Rurik, Sineus and Truvor, accepted the invitation and founded a dynasty, from which many of the RUSSIAN princes of the present day claim descent. Who were those warlike men of RUS who are universally recognized as the founders of the Russian Empire? ...there can be little doubt that the men of RUS, or Variags, as they were sometimes called, were simply the hardy NORSEMEN or NORMANS" (23:891-892). Prophesied to be "prince" over Meshech and Tubal (Ez.38:1-16,39) in 587 B.C., the fulfillment came in 859 A.D. Ezekiel accurately described the Russian Empire long before it existed. In Byzantine and Arabian accounts, the Swedish Vikings are called "RUS," and Sweden today is called "RUOTSI" by the Finns. Viking attacks against England left various place names of Scandinavian origin. The ending "by" in English names is prevalent also in Scandinavia. "By" means "village" or "hamlet." The Swedish word "torp" which means "small farm" is still extant in areas of England: Wrenthorpe, Buslingthrope, Borthorpe, Milnthorpe, Goldthorpe, Grainthorpe, Bilsthorpe, Scunthorpe, Eastthorpe, Woolsthorpe, Sibthorpe, Gunthorpe, Kettlesthorpe and others (See Incredible Nordic Origins by S. Gusten Olson).

Benjamin was to dwell in safety between the shoulders of Ephraim and Manasseh (Deut.33:12; Ps.80:2). For centuries Iceland (Benjamin) never spent one penny on national defense and has never been invaded. Iceland is located above and between America and Britain.

The Renaissance of Italy was caused by BENJAMIN (meaning "Son of My Right Hand") and Levi (Pliny 3:17). The Lombards of northern Italy were descended from the VIKINGS (Benjamin & Levi), through whom descended Columbus, Dante, Michaelangelo and DaVinci according to the historian Madison Grant. Stewart Houston Chamberlain in his Foundations of the Nineteenth Century (1911) also says VIKING blood of Italy was responsible for the Renaissance and Italy's greatness.

There is a province in SE Poland and NW Ukraine called GALICIA and one in NW Spain called GALICIA, whose ancient name was GALLAECIA. Paul mentioned that the GALATIANS had been "REDEEMED" (Gal. 3:15; 4:5) so they must have been first SOLD. Paul says they were born of the 'DESOLATE" woman of Isaiah 54 (Gal. 4:27) who must have first been married to God. The GALATIANS were Israelite. George F. Jowett in Drama of the Lost Disciples (1961) wrote that many early church fathers claim the Epistle of Galatians was written to the GALLS of France (Gallia). This is supported by St. Epiphanius (315-407 A.D.); Theodoret (393-458 A.D.); Cardinal Baronias (1538-1607) and Lional Smithett Lewis M.A. The Temple Dictionary of the Bible says "GALILEANS" and "BENJAMITES" are identical (art. "Galilee"). Prof. H.B. Hannay says the GALATIANS of Asia Minor were BENJAMITES who escaped captivity in Babylon and Media. W.H.M. Milner in Israel's Wanderings says, "The Asiatic (Asia Minor) Christians of the first two centuries were mainly of the tribe of BENJAMIN." They migrated north and became known as DACIANS and settled in Scandinavia (Eusebius H.E. 3:5:2). Josephus compares the strict manners of life of the DACAE with the Essenes (Ant.18:1:5). Just as BENJAMIN was the YOUNGEST son of Jacob, so ICELAND was the LAST European country to be settled (9th cent. A.D.), LAST European nation to be formed (1918), LAST to become independent (1941) or YOUNGEST European nation. The Scythic (Gothic) language, mythology and manners have been preserved in the wilds of Iceland, which was colonized from Norway in the ninth century.

Were Christ's Disciples all Benjamites?

Simon Peter, his brother Andrew, and also Philip were from Bethsaida, GALILEE (John 1:40-45). James and John, the sons of Zebedee, were GALILEANS also (Matt.4:21-23). "And it came to pass, when Jesus had made an end of commanding his twelve disciples, he departed from there to teach and to preach in THEIR cities" (Matt.11:1) -- the cities of his twelve disciples. What cities were they? "Chorazin ... Bethsaida ... And thou, Capernaum" (Matt.11:21-23) -- all cities of GALILEE. In fact, he was brought up in Nazareth of GALILEE (Luke 2:39) and spent virtually his whole recorded life in GALILEE (Matt.4:13-18). Except for his trips to the temple at Jerusalem during the festivals every year and a brief visit to Tyre and Sidon where he called a "woman of Canaan" ("a Greek [by culture], a Syrophoenician by nation"-- Mark 7:26) a "dog" (Matt.15:22-28) and illustrated the fact that non-Israelites can be partakers of the Bread of Life if they become Christians, he stayed in GALILEE. Christ did not go "into the way of the Gentiles" nor enter "into any city of the Samaritans" (Matt.10:5). With the exception of "James, the Lord's brother" (Gal.1:19) and Judas of Kirioth, it is safe to say that all Christ's followers were GALILEAN since we read, "Of a truth this fellow also was with him: for he is a GALILEAN" (Luke 22:59). His disciples are ALL called "Ye men of GALILEE" in Acts 1:10-11 and "Behold are not ALL these which speak GALILEANS " (Acts 2:4,7). Judas of Kiriot was probably Jewish since Kiriath-jearim and Kiriath-arba are both in JUDEA. But he was replaced by a GALILEAN (Acts 2:7). And GALILEANS were not Jews for we read that "After these things Jesus walked in GALILEE: for he would not walk in Jewry, because the Jews sought to kill him" (John 7:1).

GALILEE was looked down upon by Jews showing that they were not the same people ethnically (John 1:42; 7:53). When the two tribes of JUDAH and BENJAMIN were carried away to Babylon, no people occupied their land in the south of Palestine. It lay desolate. The ten tribes never returned from Assyria, but the two tribes did return soon after the fall of Babylon (Ezra 4:1; 10:9) and re-inhabited their unoccupied land. The territory of BENJAMIN lay to the north of JUDAH'S portion and adjacent to it (Neh.11:31-35). In course of time, as the population greatly increased, the BENJAMITES spread still further north into GALILEE (Obadiah 19), beyond the Samaritans, while JUDAH expanded into BENJAMIN'S original small territory. This explains why the city of Jerusalem was originally BENJAMITE (Josh.18:28) but was found in JUDEA in the time of Christ. As Josephus says, "there are but TWO tribes in Asia and Europe subject to the Romans, while the TEN tribes are beyond Euphrates till now, and are an immense multitude, and not to be estimated by numbers" (Ant.11:5:2). Paul declared "For I also am ... of the tribe of BENJAMIN" (Rom.11:1).

Christ said to his disciples, "Ye are the LIGHT of the world" (Matt.5:14). Benjamites were the LIGHT-BEARER tribe. In 1 Kings 11:31-36 God said that Jeroboam's northern kingdom would not have all the tribes "that David my servant may have a LIGHT always before me in Jerusalem." One tribe of Israel was lent to Judah -- the BENJAMITES -- for David's sake. Thus the Bible itself defines Benjamites as LIGHTS or Christians since Christians are "the LIGHTof the world" (Matt.5:14). So Christ's disciples were BENJAMITES.

Now BENJAMIN was prophesied to "BREAK" (its union) with Judah (Zech.11:14). We know that Christians FLED from Jerusalem before 70 A.D since they were told "Let us remove hence" (Wars 6:5:3). In Wars 2:19:7; 2:20:1, Josephus mentions that when Cestius withdrew his seige, "the most eminent of the Jews" escaped from Jerusalem. "O ye children of BENJAMIN, gather yourselves to FLEE OUT of the midst of Jerusalem ... for evil appeareth out of the north (the Roman seige) (Jer.6:1). Eusebius records the fact that all the Christians ESCAPED from Jerusalem unhurt prior to the next Roman Seige. (E.H. 3:5:2) In Luke 21:20-21 we read, "When ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies ... flee to the mountains." The Temple Dictionary of the Bible says "GALILEANS" and "BENJAMITES" are identical (art. "Galilee"). Prof. H.B. Hannay says the GALATIANS of Asia Minor were BENJAMITES who escaped captivity in Babylon and Media. They were united with Judah long enough to see and hear the Jewish Messiah and preserve the New Testament Scriptures. Later these BENJAMITES migrated to NORMANDY France and became part of the NORMAN Conquest of England. But Jews have never accepted Christ generally. "He came to his own (Jews) and his own received him not" (John 1:11) and "his citizens hated him" (Luke 19:14). Therefore we know that FEW of the original faithful disciples were racially Jewish although the New Testament speaks of them as "Jews" by religion (Acts 2:5,9,11; 21:39; 22:3; cp. Esther 8:17). For instance, Paul called himself a JEW and a BENJAMITE at the same time (Acts 22:3; Rom.11:1; Phil.3:5). But later some Jews by race were converted (Acts 3:13 to 4:4). It is "blindness in part," not totally.

Benjamite Christians

The "Kingdom of God shall be taken from you (Jews in 70 A.D.), and given to a NATION (Israel) bringing forth the fruits of it. And whosoever shall fall on this STONE shall be broken, but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder." This nation in process of time was to bring forth the fruits of the kingdom (Matt. 21:43). "This PEOPLE have I formed for Myself: they shall show forth my praise." Yes, "OTHER SHEEP I have which are not of this fold, them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice, and there shall be one flock, one shepherd" (John 10:16). As Caiaphas said in John 11:50 "It is expedient that one man should die for the people and that the whole nation perish not," "And not for that nation only, but that also He should gather together in one the CHILDREN of GOD that were SCATTERED abroad?" These are "the LOST SHEEP of the HOUSE of ISRAEL" (Matt. 10:6) "for whom he especially came" (Matt. 15:24; Ezek. 34), those SCATTERED ONES" (Jer. 31:10-11). This was Jesus' work till age 30. In John 21, Jesus tells Peter to "feed my SHEEP." Peter in his first epistle, writing to the lost SHEEP SCATTERED throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, calls them "Elect" and "a CHOSEN RACE, a ROYAL PRIESTHOOD, a HOLY NATION, a peculiar PEOPLE" and describes them as having once gone astray as SHEEP, but now (in his time) returned unto the Shepherd of their souls. Those Jews and scattered Israelites who believed in Jesus went to their brethren and proclaimed the Gospel, as told in Isaiah 9:1-9, 48:1-20, Jeremiah 6:1; Zech. 11:4-14; called "GALILEANS" out of contempt, they were joined by the many who repented after the Holy Spirit came (Acts 2:41; 4:32; 5:14; 6:7 etc.). The books of Hebrews, James, Peter and Revelation 7 confirm this union. As Psalm 80:14-17 says, "Return, we beseech thee, O God of hosts; look down from heaven and behold, and visit this VINE, And the VINEYARD which thy RIGHT HAND (Benjamin) hath planted, and the BRANCH that thou madest strong for thyself.... Let thy hand be upon the MAN of thy RIGHT HAND (Benjamin), upon the SON of MAN (Christ) whom thou madest strong for thyself."

Jerusalem was in BENJAMIN. Therefore, BENJAMIN was lent to Judah "For David my servant's sake, and for Jerusalem, which I have chosen.... That David my servant may have a light always before me in Jerusalem" (1 Ki. 11:13,39). The light was a candlestick of God's true church. Then Jeremiah 6:1 says, "O ye children of BENJAMIN, gather yourselves to flee out of the midst of Jerusalem ... for evil appeareth out of the NORTH, and great destruction." But Nebuchadnezzar came out of the EAST and BENJAMIN was taken captive with Judah to Babylon. After 70 years, part returned to Palestine and part settled in towns of Asia Minor. Then Christ came to his own and his own received him not. Judah cried, "His blood be on us and on our children." If his own rejected him, who received him? His disciples came from BENJAMIN, the light-bearing tribe, still "the Beloved of the Lord." "And I took the thirty pieces of silver, and cast them to the potter in the house of the Lord. Then I cut asunder mine other staff, even Bands, that I might break the brotherhood between Judah and Israel" (Zech. 11:10-14).

Then the punishment of Judah came out of the NORTH from Rome. But Christian BENJAMIN escaped the Roman Siege. In Eusebius' Ecclesiastical History , book 3:5:2 , written in 264 A.D., we read: "The people of the church in Jerusalem were directed, by a warning given in a revelation to approved men among them, to remove from the city before the war commenced, and to take for their dwelling place a city of Peraea, by name Pella; wherein, accordingly, they who believed on Christ abode, after quitting Jerusalem." Josephus' Wars of the Jews 2:19:7 says that Cestius Gallus, the Roman general, had already occupied the outer portions of the city. The war party in Jerusalem was for the moment cowed; the populace was preparing to invite Cestius within the walls. Had the Roman general been permitted to take advantage of these circumstances, the war would have been over and the horrible siege averted. But he withdrew from Jerusalem unexpectedly. "Cestius, perceiving neither the despair of the besieged nor the purpose of the popular party, suddenly recalled his troops; and, forming a ruinous resolution, justified by no blow to the hopes of the Romans, contrary to all expectation, he withdrew from the city." This was the occasion of BENJAMIN'S escape (Wars 2:20:1). BENJAMIN was already spread over the length and breadth of Asia Minor and no doubt composed the bulk of the membership of the scattered Christian church. It has already been shown that the GALATIANS were Israelites of the Remnant which escaped." In the year 267 A.D., Professor Max Muller says, "the GOTHS made a raid from Europe to Asia , GALATIA, and CAPPADOCIA, and the Christian captives, whom they carried back to the Danube, were the first to spread the light of the gospel among the GOTHS" (Lectures on the Science of Language, Series 1, p.188).

When the BENJAMITES arrived in NW Europe, they were known as NORMANS. "NORTHMEN" or "NORMANS" were simply adventurers from Scandinavia as they reached southern countries. Lord Macaulay says, 'The NORMANS were then the foremost race of Christendom. Their valour and ferocity had made them conspicuous among the rovers whom Scandinavia had sent forth to ravage western Europe." In 911 they were ceded Normandy. In 1040 they conquer Apulia Italy and in 1060 they conquer Sicily. In 1066 they invaded England and became part of the "little sanctuary." The badge or crest of the Dukes of Normandy was a WOLF since BENJAMIN was "to ravin like a WOLF." We find Duchesne, the editor of the History of the early Normans from 812 to 1396 A.D., entitled "Ad historia Normannorum Scriptores," writing confidently in his preface of the NORMANS from DACIA. The first document in his compilation is the work of some unknown author, the "Acta Normannorum in Francia." This begins: "The NORTHMEN, coming from the 'island' of Scanzia, which is Norway, in which live GOTHS, and HUNS, and DACIANS." Now DACIA was the land of the GETAE. The OSTROGOTHS also came from DACIA. The NORMANS appear at the end of the ninth century A.D.; the DACIANS disappear at the end of the first century A.D. The first NORMAN historian was Dudo, Dean of St. Quentin: and this worthy ecclesiastic thinks it necessary to preface his account of the "customs and early history of the NORMANS" with a long account of the Danube lands, SCYTHIA, DACIA, GOTHS, and GETAE. By the usual way of TROY, he derives his ancestors from the DACIANS. This leads us to believe that the NORMANS were the GOTHS or GETAE.

BENJAMIN is the NORMAN Irish. The targum of Onkelos, the Aramaic version of scriptures says, "The beloved of the Lord shall dwell in safety by Him: the shield shall be over him all the days, and the Shekinah will dwell in his land." A whole literature has sprung up around the central idea that the ark of the Covenant lies buried at Tara in Ireland. An interesting digression from this topic is that the language of the Christian Waldensians of the Alps was perfect Irish Gaelic. GALILEANS were BENJAMIN. Eleven of the twelve apostles were BENJAMITES. Judas Iscariot was Judah. It was from Bethphage, in the territory of BENJAMIN, that Christ passed on a procession inaugurating him king of Israel; when the multitude spread their garments in the way and cut down branches and strew them in his path crying, "Hosanna to the Son of David; blessed is He that cometh in the name of the Lord, Hosanna in the highest." The reception in Jerusalem was different. "And when he was come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, who is this?" Christ did not even remain that night in Jerusalem: "and he left them, and went out of the city into Bethany; and he lodged there" in the country of BENJAMIN.

Who took responsibility for killing Jesus? Not Rome. "Pilate ... took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just person; see ye to it. (Matt. 27:24-25) Then answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children" (Matt. 26:69-73). They were probably all Jews -- NOT BENJAMITES -- because Peter was singled out in the court of the high priest's house as a GALILEAN -- a follower of Christ. Paul was also a BENJAMITE (Rom. 11:1). The majority of Christians were probably also BENJAMITES. In Ezekiel 11:14-21 we read, "Son of man, thy brethren , even thy brethren, the men of thy kindred, and all the house of Israel wholly are they unto whom the inhabitants of Jerusalem have said,, Get you far from the Lord; unto us is this land given in possession." Judah even tells BENJAMIN to leave. Christ warned, "When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place ... then let them which be in Judea flee to the mountains (69 A.D.)." Therefore, the Christian BENJAMITES fled from Jerusalem as soon as the legions of Rome surrounded and then withdrew from Jerusalem. Did they then seek Israel in the land of Ar-Sareth? Or Parthia? Jesus said to flee to the mountains. Which mountains? The mountains beyond the Euphrates -- the Caucasus.

Josephus says the Jews rebelled against Rome thinking the Getae or Parthian kinsmen would help. It is interesting that in 69 A.D. we find the Getae undertaking an invasion of Moesia; and Decabalus, their king, trying to form an alliance with the Parthians against Rome. It was not till 86 A.D. that he crossed the Danube with a disciplined army and drove the Romans before him to the Balkans.

Who Were The DACIANS?

The DACIANS were found in the region of ARSARETH exactly where Herodotus 4:11 and 2 Esdras 13:39-46 place the Scythians or TEN nations. Dacians said their GOD was the ONLY TRUE GOD and their nation just a thousand years old. Their great hero was Zalmoxis (MOSES) and they boasted of Hercules (SAMSON of Dan). M. Paul du Chaillu in The Viking Age, brings the Scandinavians from ARSARETH or DACIA. The Moesians, or Moses-ites, inhabited the western side of the Black Sea (Moesia). These people had a reverence for Zal-Moxis, whom Herodotus supposed to be their god. He says, "Zalmoxis must have lived many years before Pythagoras (B.C. 600). Whether therefore he was a deity of the GETAE or a man, enough has been said of him." Zal-Moxis is Moses. Zal signifies chief or leader, while Moxis and Moses are but the Greek form of the Hebrew Mosie. These people migrated from Media to Arsareth (Her. 4:11; 2 Esdras 13:39-46) where we find a place called DAKIA or DACIA on the west shore of the Black Sea. Then to Norway. The "Acta Normannorum in Francia" begins by saying, "The Northmen, coming from the 'island' of Scanzia, which is Norway, in which live Goths, and Huns, and DACIANS." One of the cities of the Medes, where the Israelites were taken as captives, was called DEZI from the Hebrew "DAKA" which can have a hard or soft "C" sound for the kaph. Psalm 94:5 says, "They break in pieces (Hebrew #1792: DAKA ) thy people." This is where we get our English word "DECAY."

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