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The Tender Twig (Frances Henking) is a novel based on fact. After King Zedekiah of Judah was blinded and taken in chains to Babylon, and his sons executed, his two young daughters fled to Egypt with Jeremiah the prophet and Baruch the scribe. After the younger girl, Scota, married an Egyptian prince, the older daughter (and now heir), Tea Tephi, went with Jeremiah and Baruch to Ireland, where she married Prince Eochaidh, a descendant of the northern tribes of Israel.

Egyptian Princess (Scota) The original Scots-Gaels were descended from a princess named Scota. Her husband was Niul, the Governor of Capacyront, by birth, a Black Sea prince of Scythia. Her name “Scota”, which was Scythian for “ruler of the people” was gained by the princess when she married Niul. Scota was the daughter of Egyptian Pharaoh Smenkhkare.

Royal seal bears name of Gedaliah, a prince to Judah’s King Zedekiah, mentioned in the Old Testament Book of Jeremiah 38:1. The prince is said to have tossed the prophet Jeremiah down a well.

Hananiah False Prophet: And the prophet Jeremiah said to the prophet Hananiah, “Listen, Hananiah, the Lord has not sent you, and you made this people trust in a lie. Therefore thus says the Lord: I am going to send you off the face of the earth. Within this year you will be dead, because you have spoken rebellion against the Lord.” In that same year, in the seventh month, the prophet Hananiah died. -Jeremiah 28:15-17(NRSC)

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Statue of Princess Scota of Egypt, an African ancestor of the Irish Gaels. Scotia married Míl, a Celt from Celtiberia, ancestor of the Milesians who represent the vast majority of the Irish Gaels. The Tuatha Dé Danann became suspicious after their arrival in Ireland and killed Mil’s relative Íth. After Míl's death Scota went to Ireland with their eight sons but most died attempting to land. The remaining sons married into Celtic families eventually creating the majority of the Irish Gaelic…

The cross had its origin in ancient Chaldea, and was used as the symbol of the god Tammuz (being in the shape of the mystic Tau, the initial of his name) in that country and in adjacent lands, including Egypt. During Constantine's rule, pagans were received into the churches apart from regeneration by faith, and were permitted largely to retain their pagan signs and symbols. Hence the Tau or T, with the cross-piece lowered, was adopted to stand for the cross of Christ.

Scholars know the Nabataeans were in Petra since at least 312 B.C. The Nabataeans, before they were conquered and absorbed into the Roman Empire, controlled a vast tract of the Middle East from modern-day Israel and Jordan into the northern Arabian peninsula. The remains of their innovative networks of water capture, storage, transport, and irrigation systems are found to this day throughout this area.

Statue of Necho II at the Brooklyn Museum. Necho II was a king of the Twenty-sixth dynasty of Egypt (610 BC-595 BC). In the Bible The Book of Kings states that Necho met King Josiah of the Kingdom of Judah at Megiddo and killed him (2 Kings 23:29). The Book of Chronicles (2 Chronicles 35:20-27) also gives an account of his death. The 2 Chronicles 35:20 states that when Josiah had prepared the temple, Necho king of Egypt came up to fight against the Babylonians at Carchemish.

New Archaeology Finds Supports Existence of King David - Archaeological finds have again provided evidence that biblical figures like King David did exist and did Discovery of 8 significant sites in Turkey and northern Syria which reveals the existence of large Philistine Kingdom under the rule of Tai(th) of Hamath... - Israel Today | Israel News

The Ketef Hinnom scrolls. In 1979 two tiny silver scrolls, inscribed with portions of the well-known Priestly Blessing of the Book of Numbers and apparently once used as amulets, were found in a burial chamber. The delicate process of unrolling the scrolls while developing a method that would prevent them from disintegrating took three years. These are the oldest surviving texts from the Hebrew Bible, dating from around 600 BC. The times of the prophet Jeremiah.

Mary Robinson, the First Female President of Ireland and human rights activist <3! I love her focus on the importance of lifting up women in the international development arena.