Ireland: The ‘Lost’ Tribe of Dan?

Could the Irish be descendants of this ancient Israelite tribe?
Portion of Don Troiani’s painting “Clear the Way,” featuring the flag of The Irish Brigade, 28th Massachusetts Regiment, during the battle of Fredericksburg (1862).

The identity of the “Lost 10 Tribes” of Israel has intrigued people for millennia. While the identity of the Jews—those of the southern Kingdom of Judah—remains known, what about those 10 tribes of the northern Kingdom of Israel, conquered and deported long before by the Assyrian Empire?

In his seminal work The United States and Britain in Prophecy, Herbert W. Armstrong established that the United States and British Commonwealth represent the tribes of Manasseh and Ephraim, respectively. While his book focused primarily on those two birthright tribes, Mr Armstrong did refer to the Irish as the modern descendants of the tribe of Dan.

On today’s program, host Christopher Eames examines the evidence for identifying the modern-day Republic of Ireland, and the Irish people, as the Tribe of Dan.

Show Notes:

Book: The United States and Britain in Prophecy

Podcast: France: The ‘Lost’ Tribe of Reuben?

Article: Tribe of Dan: Sons of Israel, or of Greek Mercenaries Hired by Egypt?

Video: Strange Similarities Between Celtic & Semitic Languages