The Israelite tribe of GAD was taken captive "unto Halah (Holman), and Habor (Khabur), and Harah (Aria, Ariana, Arachosia, Harat), and to the river Gozan (Gauzanitis, Ouzan R., Cyrus R.)" (1 Chr.5:26) "and in the cities of the Medes" (2 Ki. 17:6). In this region was the province of GADROSIA (Strabo map 12) and the people called GADANOPYDRES (Ptol.6:6) and PASARGADAE (6:8) and town of GADIRTHA (Ptol.5:18). In Drangiana are the EuerGETAE. The GADROSI and GETAE tribes migrated to Europe by land and sea.
Their land route was through the GUDUR Pass Caucasia and historians call them the GOTHONES on the Baltic shore, OSTROGOTHS and VISIGOTHS in southeast Europe; Ptolemy 2:10 mentions the GUTAE in the southern parts of Scandinavia. The Hebrew "GAD" became "GOTH" because an unaccented "d" was pronounced like an English "th." In Denmark is the GUDENAA River and GUDHJEM Denmark. Their sea route stopped at GUDIA Malta and a port in Tunisia GADES, called Rades today. Sailing on to Spain they named the GUDAR Mts. and GADES, GADERIA or "city of GAD" now called Cadiz ; the Straits of Gibraltar were anciently called GADITANUM Fretum; In England we find GEDNEY Lincolnshire, GOUDHURST Kent; GAD Cliff, Dorsetshire, GADDESBY Leicestershire; GOTHAM Nottinghamshire; GEDDINGTON Northantshire, GADLYS Wales; GOTT Bay Scotland; the GADENI tribe of Scotland (Peeblesshire) and GEDDART Scotland (Jedburgh). In northern Ireland and high Scotland we still find the GOIDELS (Gaels) -- a Celtic stock. The tribe of GAD named GEDINNE, Belgium; GOUDA Holland; GOUDSWAARD Holland; GOTHIA District France; GUDENAA River Denmark; GUDHJEM Denmark; GUDVANGEN, Norway; GOTHAAB Greenland; In Switzerland we find the town of GADMEN and GOTTERON River; In Germany we find GOTTINGEN; GOTEGEWE GOTHA and GOTHA Duchy; GODNITZ; and GODING (Gottingen). In Sweden we find GIDE River; GOTA canal; GOTA River; GOTALAND Province and GOTEBORG; GOTHEM; GOTHENBURG; GOTHENED and GOTLAND Island.
The children of GAD were ZEPHON, HAGGI, SHUNI, OZNI (or EZBON), ERI, ARODI and ARELI (Gen.46:16; Num.26:15-18). Swedes were known to the Latins as SUIONES (Germania 44) from SHUNI. The HERULI, from ARELI, migrated to Sweden (Brit.13:403). Evidence of HAGGI is found in the place names HAGERSTEN, HOGANAS, HOGBY, HOGDAL, HOGSJO, HOGSBY, HOGSATER, HOG klint cape and HAGA, Stockholm all in Sweden. Norway and Germany also have a number of places apparently named after HAGGI. OZNI named OSNABRUCK Germany. The ERITES became the RAETI people of Switzerland. SWITZERLAND dwells "like a lion" in a natural fortress (Deut.33:20). GAD means "A Troop" and Swiss are "a troop" of citizen militia (Gen.49:19). ERITES are also found near ERIBOLL Lake Scotland. The son named ARODI (Gen.46:16) may have gone to Drangiana where we find the town of RUDA. In Scotland we find: ARDBRECKNISH, ARDCHATTAN, ARDCHYLE, ARDCLACH, ARDCONNEL, ARDESS, ARDENTINNY, ARDEONAIG, ARDESS, ARDGOUR, ARD Lake, ARDBEG point, etcetera. In France is the town of ARUDY.
The medieval geographer, Abraham Ortellius notes that when the kingdom of Israel fell, "The Ten Tribes went west and north to Arsareth, where, on entering, they were called GAUTHEI or the people of God" Jacques Abbadie, the French minister and Huguenot refugee, wrote in 1723, "Unless the ten tribes of Israel are flown into the air, or sunk into the earth, they must be those ten GOTHIC tribes that entered Europe in the fifth century (B.C.) ... and founded the ten nations of modern Europe. If the Ten Tribes are the people of (Europe) or if they are part of them, one cannot doubt but that they have flourished like the lily ... But if the Ten Tribes did not return to God in the conversion of (Europe), all the oracles, which have controlled the destiny of this people, are without fulfillment" (The Triumph of Providence).
Did The GOTHS Come From GUTIUM?
"Now in the fourteenth year of King Hezekiah did Sennacherib, king of Assyria, come up against all the fenced cities of JUDAH, and took them" (2 Ki. 18:13; Isa. 36:1). "I then besieged Hezekiah of JUDAH who had not submitted to my yoke, and I captured forty-six of his strong cities and fortresses and innumerable small cities which were round about them ... I brought out therefrom two hundred thousand and one hundred and fifty people, both small and great, male and female ... (Hezekiah) himself, like a caged bird, I shut up within Jerusalem" (from Sennacherib's six-sided baked clay prism in the British Museum).
Is Sweden NAPHTALI?
Antiquities, book 9, chapter 14, section 1 says that "the king of Assyria ... besieged Samaria three years ... and quite demolished the government of the Israelites, and transplanted all the people into MEDIA and PERSIA." Also Tobit 1:1-14 says, "Tobit ... of the tribe of NAPHTALI ... I did many almsdeeds to my brethren, and my nation, who came with me to Nineveh ... and I went into MEDIA, and left in trust with Gabael ... at Rages a city in MEDIA ten talents of silver." "NEPHTHALIM" is a common form of NAPHTALI (Matt.4:13; Rev.7:6). The rendering in the Vulgate Old Testament is "NEPHTHALIM." He was taken to MEDIA bordering the Caspian Sea.
SWEDEN'S Nobel Prizes are the "goodly words" (Gen.49:21) from NAPHTALI, anciently called "THULE" (Procopius calls Sweden THULE -- Brit.26:197a) and when in China still called EPHTHALITES or WHITE HUNS (9:679). The name NAPHTALI means "My wrestling." The hind let loose" (49:21) may refer to permissive SEXUAL FREEDOM in Sweden. A son of NAPHTHALI was called GUNI and in Sweden today the name "GUNNAR" (masculine), "GUNHILD" and "GUNN" (feminine) are very common but unique to Scandinavia. Even the name "HUN" can be derived from GUNI or CHUNI in E. Europe (Ptolemy 3:5). He came from GUNA GANGPUR, GANJAM and GANGOTRI India. Another son was called JAHZEEL who named the JIZIL River Arabia (2:264, C3) and JEYSULMERE India, YUSLI Baluchistan and the YESHIL Irmak River. Coming to Europe he named JOSSELIN France (10:778, C4), ZEALAND Denmark (also known as SEELAND) and ZEELAND Holland and the country of NEW ZEALAND. He also named YSEL River, YSELMONDE island, YSSELMONDE and YSELSTEIN Holland. In Switzerland is SEELAND District. Another son JEZER named the JAZIRAT ut tavilah Island and JAZIRAH i daraz island both in Persia and JESSORE India became the JASSIANS (JAZYGES tribe) and named the YSER River in Belgium and JEZERO Austria. Another son SHILLEM named SELMAS District Persia (3:81a) and SALEM India. Moving to Europe he became the SILINGAE tribe (23:648, D1). The SALAMBRIA River in Germany and SALMIO Sweden.
Scandinavian races are Israelite. The way in which the traditions of Odin are bound up equally with the Scandinavian and Saxon mythology as well as similarities between English and Swedish customs, indicates the Israelite origins of Swedes, Danes and Norwegians. The Scandinavians, almost alone, preserved the later history of the Scythians, which is one of the links connecting the chain of Palestine to Britain. The only ancient Saxon composition Beowulf is identical in style and matter with one of the Scandinavian sagas.