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).There is no people that fulfilled Genesis 49:27 as the Vikings did during the three centuries of the Viking Age. In gangs they attacked early in the morning in hit-and-run style, and at evening they divided the spoil. The common sword of the time was the Ulfberht sword. Ulfberht probably was the name of a bladesmith or of a group of bladesmiths. Ulfberht translates into English as Bright Wulf.
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
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.
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).
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).
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 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. Zalmoxis was a SLAVE educated in EGYPT (Strabo 7:3,6). 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."