(Note the Painter of the above picture show King Genseric the Vandal Lost Israelite warriors carrying the Menorah from King Herod’s Temple out of Rome in the days of Pope Leo I standing to the right. Where did the Menorah go?
The Last days of Jerusalem in 70 CE was one of the most horrific moments in Jewish history. The city was destroyed and all the golden vessels, the Menorah in the Sanctuary were confiscated and taken to Rome. This fact was proven for on the Great Arch of Titus in Rome is the depiction of the menorah carried by the captured Jewish male slaves.
The Jews were all alone now. The Lost Ten Tribes of the House of Israel had disappeared into the mist and myth of history or so it seemed.
Between the 4th century BCE and the 4th century CE, the Gothic Germanic waves of peoples roaring into the region of Gaul to the north of Italy.
The Visigoths were one of two main branches of the Gothic Germanic waves of Lost Israelites, who came in from the regions of Asia to the east. As a people, the “Goths” have been associated by many historical scholars with the Tribe of Gad, who lived to the east of the Jordan River. The primary branch of the Germanic Goths were their tribal brothers; the Ostrogoths.
This was the era of the great migrations that were being pushed westward by the inroads of the famed Hun warrior invasions into Central Europe from the Eurasian steppes to the east. The Visigoth Israelites, in those days were living along the estuary marshes of the Danube River, one of many of their “resting places” in their centuries’ long wanderings from the lands of their Assyrian exile in Khurasan where the nations of Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan exist today.
The Goths followed the pathway of their tribal cousins, the Tribe of Dan, who left their name “Dan” attached to the rivers which they crossed over as they traverse from the Caspian Sea to the east and over the Black Sea to the west until they reached the Danube River in central Europe.
They passed over first the “Don/Dan River” then the D(a)nieper River, the D(a)niester River and then settled along the Danube. Many Israelites migrated north up the Danube towards “Denmark/Danmark” in various waves of peoples first known as the Cimmerians, the Celts and the Cymrics as they followed the earlier pathway of their tribal brothers of Dan.
It was Peter Heather who contended that the Visigoth’s migration to the west came in response to the threat of the Huns following behind them. As he wrote:
Peter Heather – “Mysterious as the Huns' origins and animating forces may remain, there is no doubt at all that they were behind the strategic revolution that brought the Goths to the Danube in the summer of 376."
The Visi-Goths by the tens of thousands were now arriving along the northern borders of the Roman Empire requesting asylum. This dilemma put the Arian Emperor Valens of Rome to the test. From the Danube to Bulgaria, and then to the lands to the north of Rome, the Visigoths settled and soon began serving as mercenaries protecting the Roman Empire to the regions below in Italy.
It was their Visigoth king, Alaric who served as a military leader of the Roman foederati (hired mercenary forces) under the Emperor Theodosius I in the mountain passes of the Julian Alps at the Battle of Frigidus. The Roman Emperor, Theodosius I was fighting a civil war against a usurping rival to the throne of Rome called Eugenius. It opened the eyes of the Visigoth king, to Italy’s strategic strength but also its weaknesses in Rome’s natural defenses in the mountains overlooking the Adriatic Sea.
The First War of the Visigoths ended with the Battle of Adrianople (August 9, 378). The Israelite Visigoths did not have any desire to be imperialists and rule from the capital city of Rome. It appeared that the G-d of Israel did have designs for His chosen people, even though they continued to abominate the “Holy Name of G-d”.
Famine broke out in Italy, whether by change in weather conditions, or the fragmentation of Roman social order, plus Rome’s refusal to supply its Visigoth mercenary foederati with its depleting grain stocks, or to give even the land to live and grow food.
So the Visigoths turned their attention to plundering the Roman controlled regions in the Balkans. The weakness of Rome was felt with the Roman Emperor Valens was now dead and his Roman army was decimated at the Battle of Adrianople in the year of 378.
Despite the dire conditions and weakness of the capital city of Rome, Alaric did not take advantage of his military fortune to destroy the city of Rome. He was chosen for the divine task of being G-d’s “battle ax” and he kept true to his destiny.
Jeremiah 51:19-21 – “The Portion of Jacob is not like them, for he is the Maker of all things; and Israel is the tribe of His inheritance. The L-rd of hosts is His Name.
You (Israel) are My “battle ax” and weapons of war: for with you I will break the nation in pieces; with you I will destroy kingdoms; with you I will break in pieces the horse and its rider; with you I will break in pieces the chariot and its rider…”
G-d in describing His Israel, who is not like Babylon the spiritual ancestor of Rome, for He called the “Lost Israelites” His “Battle Ax”. Despite their rebellion and apostasy, the Lost Tribes of Israel still had a divine destiny while Babylon/Edom/Rome was destined to meet their final destruction.
Obadiah 1:8-10 – “Behold, on that day – the word of Hashem – I will eradicate wise men from Edom and understanding from the Mountain of Esau. Your mighty ones to the south will be broken, so that every man will be cut off from the Mountain of Esau by the slaughter. For the oppression of your brother Jacob, disgrace will envelop you and you will be cut off forever.”
And so it was. The defiant Kingdom of Israel who was exiled to the land of Media in Khurasan beyond the Euphrates had lost their identity. When one tribe was battling the other, they did not know they were fighting their own tribal brothers. But the G-d of Israel knew exactly who “Israel” was and used them a His emissary of divine judgment.
If Alaric had chosen to destroy Rome, the course of history with the future rise of the papal power in the Vatican over Europe during the Dark Ages and the Medieval Era would have been totally different. We would not today be dealing with a spiritual force called “Mystery Rome” at the time of the end.
The Israelite king, Alaric was a follower of Arianism, the 3rd century Alexandrian presbyter, Arius, who believed that “Jesus” was not divine for the “Son of G-d” did not always exist but was created by and therefore inferior to G-d the Father. They were akin to the “Semi-Arians” who believed that “Jesus Christ” as he was known to them was neither uncreated nor created like we understand the world as all human beings were created.
With its corrupt concepts of the divine, if the Visigoth King Alaric would have destroyed Rome, it may have prevented the ascendency of Athanasianism, the concept from the 4th century Alexandrian presbyter, Athanasius who declared that “Christ” was of the same substance as G-d but a different person, hence Christianity’s corrupt conception of the Trinity or a tripartite god instead of the “One-G-d of Israel”.
Deuteronomy 6:4 (Shema Yisrael) – “Hear, O Israel”, the L-rd is out G-d, the L-rd is one.”
The Visigoth’s ancestors as the tribal cousins of Judah in the Northern Kingdom of Israel, refused to believe in the Torah based religion instituted at the mount called Sinai by the G-d of Israel. Rather they chose to create their own religion with the amalgamation of their beliefs with the Phoenician god of Ba’el.
They refused to celebrate the festivals in the Temple of Solomon, refused to accept the Levite priests in Jerusalem as the priests of their religious national experience, and now again were part of the great debate this time in Early Christendom, who is the “Divine and Holy One of Israel”.
Theodosius I was the last emperor of Rome (379-395). He, like Constantine the Great was a promoter of the Athanasius, a Deacon at Alexandria and later the 20th Bishop of Alexandria. It was through Athanasius’ creedal concept of G-d, now the Roman Empire’s creedal concept of G-d that the Nicene Creed was formulated.
With Theodosius’s able leadership, he completed in part the Constantine political reforms by fully uniting the Eastern and the Western halves of the Roman Empire. This included the final codification of the Nicene Creed and making Christianity the state religion of Rome.
From this date forward, the “Christian Church” was Romanised by its imperial decree to make the “Trinity” the official dogma of Rome and Roman Orthodox Christianity.
The “Trinity”, as Rome’s concept of the who G-d is, would become the “Mark” of Roman’s apostasy against the Jewish belief in the “One G-d of Israel”. It also became the fulcrum upon which was demanded that all citizens of the Roman Empire become Christians and the “Force”, as we shall soon see over centuries of wars against “unbelievers” that ended up in massive waves of religious genocide.
This Tripartite concept of G-d would also through the centuries weave itself throughout the rise and fall of Roman Christianity with the rise of the Protestant Revolt and Reformation.
Like today, we now witness the fragmentation of the denominations of Protestant Christianity as the “daughters of Rome” are now returning back home to Rome while they refuse to affirm their historic Hebrew-Judaic roots beliefs in the Divine as the One G-d of Israel.
This is only a continuation of the original apostasy of the Northern Ten Tribes of Israel and their Exile. Without returning back to the G-d of Israel, only suggests for them, the “tikkun olam”, the repairing of the breech of apostasy of Israel will become the recipients of G-d’s divine judgment.
United Imperial Rome would be short lived for in the early 5th century as the second wave of the Lost Germanic Israelites came as the Vandals, the Suebi and the Alans. They crossed the Rhine River at Moguntiacum (near modern Mainz) on December 31, 406/5. They began a campaign of destroying and ravaging the region of Southern Gaul before moving towards the regions in Spain and then crossed over the Mediterranean Sea into Northern Africa. Rome never would gain control of many of these regions again. This invasion led to the collapse of the Western Roman Empire.
Then suddenly the Roman Emperor Theodosius I died in the year of 395 CE leaving behind two young sons, both in their youth. Denied a promotion in the Roman army, Alaric and his peoples were now in a mood of rebellion. Their military ranks had been exposed as the Romans placed them at the forefront of the Battle of Frigidus, killing innumerable Visigoths while the Romans waited behind to fight. So Alaric was “raised on a shield” and Alaric I was proclaimed the King of the Visigoths. He was now prepared to seek his own kingdom rather than being the subjects of Rome.
In three separate sieges and one sack against Rome, King Alaric plundered and terrorized the Roman people. Though the Roman Empire had now, under Theodosius declared the Nicene Creed to become the Orthodox creed of the Roman Empire, the forces of Alaric, an Arian Christian were attacked on the Christian festival of Easter by Stilicho that resulted in a costly victory for Rome.
It shocked Alaric for he trusted that the sanctity of the Easter festival would provide immunity from attack and Stilicho was criticized for launching a preemptive attack on a Christian holiday.
In that Easter attack, Alaric’s wife was taken prisoner by the Romans. Like the ancient Israelites in the wilderness, the battles with their enemies were all fought in the presence of their wives and children during their migrations in the wilderness of Sinai.
The Visigoth invasion was more like a tribal migration rather than a military invasion. Alaric left Italy in 403 CE but the fear of Alaric spread through all Rome for the royal residence of the Emperor of Rome was transferred from Milan in the Northern regions of Italy to Ravenna. To shore up the defenses of Rome, the warriors of the Roman Legio XX Valeria Victrix were removed from Britain and recalled back to Italy.
Five years later, Alaric returned again to Rome but was begged by Rome to desist from war and offered the bribe with a payment of 4,000 pounds of gold from the Roman Senate for his “expenses of mobilization”.
The Roman Stilicho, a friend of Alaric who brokered this “bribe” was assassinated with many of his chief ministers and the Roman government was now in the midst of an internal war with itself as Rome was beginning her final demise.
We must understand that the Visigoth Israelites were mercenary allied troops of the Roman for many years. They were called the foederati, and now they realized that as allies they were ransacked and slain at the Battle of Frigidus. Now Alaric had 30,000 additional mercenaries clamoring for the destruction of Rome. They crossed the Julian Alps, where he had been before, and for the second time, laid siege outside the walls of Rome.
While Rome starved inside, Alaric bargained outside; this time for a ransom of 5,000 pounds of gold, 30,000 pounds of silver, 4,000 silken tunics, 3,000 hides dyed scarlet, and 3,000 pounds of pepper. With his ransom in hand, he withdrew again and thus ended Alaric's second invasion and first siege of Rome.
Again, in 409, Alaric was again in negotiations with Rome. He wanted a 200 x 150 mile swath of Italian land as a homeland for his people. With their homeland, they were prepared to live secure from Roman interference in peace between the Danube River and the Gulf of Venice under the leadership and control of King Alaric.
The new Roman Emperor Honorius refused so the second siege and blockage of Rome was instituted. With negotiations with the Roman Senate, a rival emperor, Priscus Attalus was placed in power.
The Roman peace under the Emperor Theodosius was short-lived for around 410 CE, the Israelite Visigothic warriors again invaded Rome for the second time; this time under their Israelite King Alaric.
First they invaded Greece, then over to the Italian peninsula that ended with the sack of Rome in the year of 410 CE. As BibleSearchers Reflections wrote in the article titled, “Finding a New Home for the Lost Tribes of Israel” we read:
BibleSearchers Reflections – “The land of Sarmatia is today in modern Ukrainia and is known for its great fertility. But Sarmatia would not be the Israelite-Scythians’ last resting place. By the 3rd century BCE, the Celtic Cimmerian people, known as the “Gauls” to the Romans began to fill the entire regions of Central Europe and Northern Italy. These ancient Israelites became so numerous that the Italians began to get concerned.
The tribes crossed over the Alps and the Apennine Mountain range that traversed the length of Italy from north to south along its eastern coastline. They began to encroach upon the Latin homeland of the Roman descendants of the House of Esau, the Edomites. It was not long before the Cimmerian Israeli Gauls began to make thrusting raids into central and southern Italy.
As written by Archeologist E. Raymond Capt, it was the wandering Israelite Gauls that destroyed the Etruscan power and culture in Italy. They were the predecessors of Rome and exceeded Rome in culture and civilized statehood. It was Brennus or “Bran” who sacked ancient Rome and burned it down it in the year of 390 BCE.”
This charade of power by Rome did not last long, and Alaric “sacked” the puppet emperor and a true military siege was placed outside the gates of Rome. History is meager on the details, but within days, either by treachery or surprise, on August 24, 410 CE, the Israelite King Alaric and his Visigoth warriors broke through the Gate at Porta Salaria on the northeastern wall of Rome. For the first time in 800 years, Rome was at the mercy of her foreign occupiers. Then something strange happened.
As would be expected, if you followed the history of Imperial Rome and later Papal Rome, their merciless treatment of their enemies and opponents was legendary. The Roman ecclesiastical records that remain with documents concerning the “Sack of Rome” all speak with amazement at the honor and mercy that the Romans received by King Alaric and the Visigothic warriors. As reported in the article titled, “Alaric I” by Wikipedia, we read:
Wikipedia – “The contemporary ecclesiastics recorded with wonder many instances of the Visigoths' clemency: Christian churches saved from ravage; protection granted to vast multitudes both of pagans and Christians who took refuge therein; vessels of gold and silver which were found in a private dwelling, spared because they "belonged to St. Peter"; at least one case in which a beautiful Roman matron appealed, not in vain, to the better feelings of the Gothic soldier who attempted her dishonor.
But even these exceptional instances show that Rome was not entirely spared the horrors which usually accompany the storming of a besieged city. Nonetheless, the written sources do not mention damages wrought by fire, save the Gardens of Sallust, which were situated close to the gate by which the Goths had made their entrance; nor is there any reason to attribute any extensive destruction of the buildings of the city to Alaric and his followers.
The Basilica Aemilia in the Roman Forum did burn down, which perhaps can be attributed to Alaric: the archaeological evidence was provided by coins dating from 410 found melted in the floor. The pagan emperors' tombs of the Mausoleum of Augustus and Castel Sant'Angelo were rifled and the ashes scattered."
What was even more intriguing, as recorded by innumerable authors, when Alaric’s forces left the city of Rome, the Treasures of Solomon’s Temple became a part of their tribal possession. When they left, they headed directly over to the Walled Fortress City of Carcassonne located in the Languedoc Province in the southwestern region of France.
Here in the foothills of the Pyrenees Mountain is where the Visigoths made their “Masada” called the Castle Stronghold of Montségur.
Along with the numerous 11,000-foot peaked ranges between France and Spain is today still a wild country of sparse settlements. There are innumerable caves, most of which have never been explored. Somewhere in these caves, such as at Qumran near the Dead Sea, it is believed the Treasures of Jerusalem that were entombed in the dungeons of the Rome are now entombed in a new home, today known only by G-d and the angelic hosts.
As recorded in the legends, the Treasures of Solomon were secreted in the grottos near Sabarthea, or in another legend, the Grotto of Ornolac or Fontanet. Then there were the legends about the cavern called “The Cathedral” or the chamber called “The Tomb of Hercules”.
Yet, the “Treasures of the Visigoths” were much larger than the “Treasures of Solomon” for the Visigothic Treasures included the two bribes of 4,000 pounds of gold, and later the 5,000 pounds of gold that were given the Visigoths to keep them from destroying the City of Rome.
One thing is known, these “Treasures of the Visigoths” were within site of the “Eagle Nest” Citadel of the Cathars at Montségur and the nearby village of Rennes-le-Chateau near Couiza.
The amazing part of this, not accounted by most historians, the Romans were now under the dominion of the Gothic (Gadite) tribes of the ancient House of Israel. This was 1,155 years after the Tribes of Gad, Reuben and half of Manasseh of the Northern Kingdom of Israel, who lived on the other side of the Jordan, were taken into exile by the Assyrians between the years 745-741 CE.
The Visigoths did not have the genetic imprint to be rulers over the city of Rome. All they wanted was land in which to live in peace and not be bothered.
It is important to note that neither the Gothic Israelites nor the Jews carried that imperialistic drive to conquer and rule. Rather, they did have a certain independent behavior; because part of their covenant with G-d, they were not to become intermingled with other peoples and nations.
While the Visigoths were “sacking Rome”, their tribal Gothic brothers, the Vandals, Alans, and the Suevi were moving into the vacuum of power in Roman Hispania (Spain).
The Roman Emperor Honorius in 418 CE, sought again to hire the Visigoths as Roman mercenary federates to regain control of Spain for Rome. For their service he gave them the region of Gallia Aquitania that ranged from the Pyrenees Mountains dividing Spain from Aquitaine France up the Atlantic coastline to Central France.
The Visigothic kingdom was now born and when under the rule of their second great king, Euric, Rome was forced to give them their full independence. The Visigoths would soon become the powerhouse of Europe in the fading years of Rome’s sacking by both the Israelite Visigoths and later the Israelite Vandals of the Lost Ten Tribes of the House of Israel.
The Lost Israelite Vandal King Genseric – “Leaderscene by Janboruta”
The military defenses surrounding Rome soon collapsed for the second time as the Lost Tribes of Israel, this time under the Israelite Vandal king Genseric prepared to destroy the city ruled under the usurping rule of the Western Roman Emperor Petronius Maximus.
What triggered the sacking of the city of Rome was not malice or the desire for destruction, but rather to honor the tribal codes of betrothal between the Vandal Prince Huneric, the son of the Vandal King Genseric and the Roman Princess Eudocia, the daughter of the Roman Emperor Valentinian III.
This Israelite-Roman betrothal was a part of a Peace Treaty between the Romans and the Vandals in 442 CE, though the marriage was delayed because Princess Eudocia was too young.
Three years later, Princess Eudocia’s father, the Emperor Valentinian III was assassinated. The usurping Roman Senator Petronius Maximus, who ascended to the Roman throne, married Valentinian III’s widow, Lucinia Eudoxia, and his son, married the Roman Princess Eudocia.
The Vandal King, Genseric, was incensed for the word of honor to the code of the Ancient Israelites was paramount to all agreements. The Peace Treaty with Valentinian was effectively annulled and Genseric set sail to conquer Rome from Carthage and restore his honor.
The Vandals had already left Spain after begin pushed south and across the Straits of Gibraltar by their tribal brothers, the Visigoths. They then moved on to conquer the Northern Mediterranean coastline of Africa in 429 CE, from Morocco to Algeria.
One of the cities where the Vandals conquered was the city of residence of the famed Doctor of Roman Catholic Law St. Augustine of Hippo; the city of Hippo Regius. Of interest, during the 14th month siege of the Port City of Hippo Regius, Augustine died, but prior to his death, Augustine of Hippo guided his followers to make provisions that the library of the Cathedral at Hippo and all its books to be carefully preserved.
Just after the death of Augustine, the Vandals lifted the siege of the city. In a strange act of respect and kindness by the Vandal King Genseric, the city of Hippo was later destroyed, but the Cathedral of Hippo and Augustine’s magnificent library were preserved.
The affect upon Pope Leo I and Roman Orthodoxy by the death of St. Augustine of Hippo would be an interesting topic of research. Will the revelation that the city of Rome that was sacked by the Vandals was a part of a larger mosaic of imperial and Christian Church history that depicted the war by the Lost Tribes of the House of Israel against Rome?
Will such a revelation in this modern age, erupt a new wave of anti-Semitism by the House of Esau (Edom) against the House of Jacob, Lost Israelites and Jews alike? Will this precipitate a wave of anger by the Edomites represented today as Rome, and more specifically the Vatican as the progenitor of Roman Orthodoxy against the descendants of the Lost Tribes of Israel?
As we can now see within the historical montage of “Roman Church History” that it was the Lost Tribers of the House of Israel who protest-ed against Rome. The Israelite Gauls (Goths) protested first by sacking Rome three times. Then in adoration to the Jewish messiah, called “The Nazarene”, they knew in their hearts that the G-d of Israel sent His “messiah of that age” to this world for the Lost Tribes of Israel; for by His own admission, the Nazarene said;
Matthew 10:6, 15:24 – “I was sent by my Father in heaven, to find the Lost Sheep of the House of Israel.
At the end of time, this final drama will again be replayed as the G-d of Israel’s anger is aimed towards the “Shepherds” of his flock. Most biblical commentators see these “Shepherds” as the Zionist leaders of Israel and the Jewish rabbis of Judah, but in the context of this chapter, we see that the Lost Sheep of the House of Israel are included as the “sheep” that G-d demands protection.
So, G-d’s wrath and judgment upon the nations will be meted out not by the Jews, but by the alliance of the Royal House of Judah and the Lost Tribes of the House of Israel as G-d evokes His righteous indignation upon the “Shepherds”; the political leaders over the Jews of Israel and the Lost Tribes of Israel in Northern Europe and America. Let us read carefully:
Zechariah 10:3-8 (parts) – “‘My anger burns against the shepherds, and I will vent it on the leaders of the flock.’ For Adonai-Tzva’ot will care for his flock, the people of Y’hudah (Jews of Judah); he will make them His royal war-horse…I will strengthen the house of Y’hudah (Judah) and save the house of Yosef. I will bring them back into My compassion for them; they will be as if I hadn’t driven them out; for I am Adonai their G-d, and I will answer them.”
Efrayim’s men (Warrior defenders of the Lost Tribe of Ephraim (Efrayim), son of Joseph (Yosef) represented by Anglo-Saxon Great Britain (Engle Sacchi or “Ephraim sons of Isaac” as the British and their colonist in America, Canada, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand) will be like warriors; their hearts will be cheered as if from wine. Their children will see it and rejoice, their hearts will be glad in Adonai.”
Obadiah 15-21 (parts) - “For the Day of Adonai is near for all nations; as you did, it will be done to you; your dealings will come back on your own head…But on Mount Tziyon there will be a holy remnant who will escape, and the house of Ya’kov Jews of Judah) will be a fire and the house of Yosef (Lost Tribes of the House of Israel) a flame, setting aflame and consuming the stubble which is the house of ‘Esav (Roman Edomites and Palestinian Amalekites). None of the house of ‘Esav will remain, for Adonai has spoken.
Those in the Negev will repossess the mountain of ‘Esav, and those in the Sh’fealah the land of the P’lishtim; they will repossess the field of Efrayim and the fields of Shomron, and Binyamin will occupy Gil’ad. Those from this army of the people of Isra’el exiled among the Kena’anim as far away as Tzarfat, and the exiles from Yerushalayim in S’farad, will repossess the cities in the Negev. Then the victorious will ascend Mount Tziyon to rule over Mount ‘Esav, but the kingship will belong to Adonai.”
The Lost Tribers, as the Protest-ant Christians during the 16th and 17th centuries protest-ing against Rome, knew they also had a destiny. They were also a ‘covenanted’ people.
These spiritual ideas were still very foggy in their minds, for many of their religious concepts were also corrupted. But over the centuries their destiny would become clearer; to be redeemed and restored to the lands of their inheritance; Shomron, Galilee, Lebanon, Gilead, Basham, and the Mountains of Edom. (Ezekiel 36)
Here we can now see more clearly a process of divine destiny. By their protest-ing, their lives were now one step farther away from Esau’s Edomite Rome and they were now walking one step closer to their cousins the Jews of the House of Judah.
So today, as final Revelations of the Messiah are unfolding, are we finding that the Protestant Christians living in the Northern Nations of Europe and their colonies, such as; the United States, Canada, Australia, South Africa, and New Zealand, are now coming under a new wave anti-Semitic persecution at the end of days?
Will the Lost Tribes of Israel be targeted by Rome until they “return home”, back to apostate Roman Christian Orthodoxy or will they leave Christianity behind and return in brotherly fellowship back in covenant with the Jews of the House of Judah?
Though Genseric, now the King of North Africa was recognized officially as ruler over Northern Africa by his royal alliance with the Roman Emperor Valentinian III, the effect of St, Augustine’s death upon the Roman Catholic hierarchy may be one reason why this Gothic tribal coalition headed by the Tribe of Gad, became known in history as the “Vandals”.
The Goths were not known as “Vandals” back in ancient history, but it is a word later stemmed the coining of the derogatory word, “vandalism”?
Instead of recognizing the only peoples in world, Jews and Israelites of the House of Judah, whose morality even in war, showed them to be merciful conquerors; they have been demeaned by the inheritors of Esau (Edom) as genocidal warriors’ worthy of annihilation by the Romans, and their descendants, Vatican Rome.
Revelation 6:9-11 – “When He opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of G-d and for the testimony which they held. And they cried with a loud voice, saying, ‘How long, L-rd, holy and true, until You judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?’
Then a white robe was given to each of them and it was said to them, that they should rest a little while longer until both the number of their fellow servants and their brethren, who would be killed as they were, was completed.”
By 439, the coveted city of Carthage was captured by a surprised Vandal raid. The Western Roman Navy docked at the Port of Carthage now came under the control of the Vandal Israelite warriors.
Of most interest, the famous debate of the Council of Nicene between the Arians and the Athanasians was resurrected again when King Genseric made Arian Christianity the National Religion of the Vandals.
What was even more interesting, while King Genseric was an Arian and supported the State Church in the Vandal control region of Carthage as Arianism, they still freely allowed freedom of religion to the Roman Catholic Athenasian Christians.
6th century Map shows Germanic (Gothic or the Tribes of Gad, Reuben and Half of Manasseh) Kingdoms and Peoples in Red (Ostrogoths, Visigoths, and Vandals in Northern Africa, plus the Suebii, Burgundians, Franks, Alemanni, Jutes, and Saxons). Areas still ruled by Pre-migration inhabitants in Blue show the Cimmerian Peoples of the Tribes of Dan, Simeon (Basques, Cymrics and Celts), with the Byzantine Western Roman Empire in Orange.
The city of Carthage now became the capital of the African Vandal Kingdom under the control of the descendants of the Patriarch Jacob (Israel). It made the city of Carthage again the enemy of Rome for the first time since the Punic Wars when the Carthaginian General Hannibal made war with the Romans. The Mediterranean Sea was no longer under the control of the Romans, but under what was seen as the Vandal maritime pirates of the 5th and 6th century CE.
Anarchy reined in Rome as the Emperor Valentinian III, whose hand was implicated in the murder of Aetius, was slain by Aetius’ allies on March 16, 455 CE. A new emperor of Rome was nominated but King Gaiseric refused to recognize the new Emperor Maximus, for it was thought Maximus’ plotting not only resulted in the slaying of both the Roman Emperor Valentinian and Aetius.
Also, the usurping Emperor Maximus ‘stole’ the widowed Roman Empress Eudoxia which the Vandal King Gaiseric coveted to marry, and her daughter, Eudoxia, who had already been pledge in the royal arranged dynastic wedding between Rome and the Vandals, thus sealing the relationship between the Vandals and Rome to his son, the Vandal Prince Honorius.
So, in that same year, 455 CE, the King of the Vandals and his Israelite warriors left Carthage. The Vandals plus also his Moorish troops left with a large naval fleet, already prepared for war and sailed over to Rome; to bring Rome under the nominal allied control of the African Vandal nation.
The goal of the Vandal king, in part was to redeem the honor of the royal marriages between Carthaginian Vandal Nation and Rome. His goal was also to complete the repossession of the ancient Israelite treasuries not taken in 410 CE by the Visigoths.
This included not only the rest of “King Solomon’s Temple Treasures” but also the “Treasuries of King Herod’s Temple in Jerusalem”. Was it not the Edomite Roman general Titus, between the years of 68-70 CE, whose armies starved out the population of Jerusalem, desecrated and burnt down Herod’s Temple?
Did not Rome tear down every remnant of the Holy Temple of the Jewish G-d, but also destroyed any remnant down to the bedrock on Zion looking over the Gihon Springs?
The Vandal alliance of Israelites and Islamic Moors landed at the Port of Emperor Claudius called the Harbor of Portus. They then marched along the Via Portuensis to Augustine of Hippo’s “City of God”. Soon the Israelite Vandals were standing outside the gates of Rome.
The inhabitants of Rome and the surrounding regions of Italy began to flee, as revealed by the Roman Chronicler, Prosper of Aquitaine who gave us most our historical information about the “sack” of Rome. It was there on the Via Portuensis, King Genseric met with respect Pope Leo I and his delegation. They came to persuade the Vandal monarch to show clemency and spare the lives of the Roman people and the integrity of the city of Rome.
Leo I especially begged the Vandal ruler to avoid setting the city into an incendiary pyre with the hopes to take that which he chose to plunder, he would also return to his own homeland.
The Vandal King Genseric honored the wishes of Pope Leo I, with a rare sense of clemency not seen in the wars of the ancient world. The city gates of Rome were opened to the King Genseric’s Vandals, as the usurping emperor, Maximus, was murdered by the Roman mobs as he sought to flee outside the city.
Forty-five years earlier when the Vandal’s tribal Israelite kin, the Visigoths, sacked Rome in 410 CE, they plundered the city for only three days and then left. It was as though they had one purpose; to gain possession of something of enduring value. It also showed the Roman citizens a rare sense of honor to the human peoples that even their own Roman rulers failed to comprehend.
During the Visigoth sacking of Rome, it is believed by numerous scholars that the Visigoths took with them the 9,000 pounds of gold already given to King Alaric I for bribes to originally keep them out of Italy and Rome.
Yet, the most enduring legends surround the “Treasures of Solomon” that Rome had confiscated from the Temple of Herod in 70 CE plus other cultural treasures of Jerusalem.
They took these treasures with them, never to be seen again. These treasures were one thousand years later still remembered as the “Treasures of the Visigoths”.
As stated, the Visigoth Israelites stayed in Rome only three days yet the Israelite Vandals stayed for two weeks. The Vandals already knew what had been taken by their tribal brethren and so had to spend longer time to glean from the archives of Rome those objects of value including the ‘repossession’ or ‘redemption’ of the Treasures of the Ancient Israelites of the United Kingdom of David and Solomon.
These two noble kings of antiquity, King Alaric I of the Visigoths and King Genseric of the Vandals were also genetic descendants of the Royal Scythian Israelites from the ancient Kingdom of Northern Israel, and thereby tribal cousins to the Jews of the Southern Kingdom of Judah.
This may not have been the Vandal’s conscious intent to redeem the “Treasures of the Temple of King Herod” but it came through as their destiny imbedded by the Holy One of Israel into their collective sub-consciousness.
As recorded in the historical sources, the Imperial Roman Palace was sacked and loaded upon the ships to be taken across the Mediterranean Sea to adorn the royal residence of the Vandals in Carthage.
The Temple of Jupiter Capitolinus had the gilded roof stripped away. The golden vessels of Solomon’s Temple used by the Babylon’s King Belteshazzar in his final feast were taken into the Vandal possession.
These golden vessels of Solomon’s Temple, taken as plunder by the Babylonians under King Nebuchadnezzar, later were returned to Jerusalem by the Israelite Persian Shah Cyrus the Great of the Israelite Tribe of the Pasargadaes. They became a part of the sacred vessels in the Temple of Zerubabbel in Jerusalem that was enlarged and expanded later into Herod’s Temple; the largest and most opulent temple in the then known world.
These sacred vessels plus many other treasures were later taken by the Roman General Titus (later Emperor) to Rome. Now they were ransomed and redeemed by the Lost Vandal Israelites. Yet, the Christian churches and basilicas were virtually untouched. They had no value or meaning to the Israelite “barbarians”.
Unlike Rome’s plundering and desecration of the peoples they conquered, the Israelite Vandals had a certain respect for human life. The populations of the Roman peoples were mercifully spared in honor by the Vandal King Genseric to the appeal of Pope Leo I not to destroy the city of Rome and show clemency to the Roman people.
Roman historians are virtually unanimous that what was also conspicuously absent in the Vandal and Visigoth sackings of Rome was ‘murder’ and incendiary (torched by fire) destruction of Roman homes and buildings for wanton destruction and desecration to either humans, buildings or works of art.
Yet, the Romans later, to their shame, changed the history of the Roman sacking by the Vandals to one of destruction. They left the memory of the Vandal Israelites as one and the same with the word, later known as “vandalism”. This memory was resurrected or created by the Parisians in France no earlier than the end of the 18th century, during the French Revolution, an era of desecration and destruction.
If history does “repeat” itself, ancient Roman history will remember the Vandals, by the derogatory name that the Romans gave to them with the term “vandalism”. Yet historians will attest that the Vandals, in their war against Rome, carried strong moral ethics like the modern State of Israel (Israel Defense Force called the IDF) does today.
The IDF conducts its targeted warfare with precision to spare human life and by also giving advance notification to the Palestinians living there to leave for safely.
This fact also means giving up Israel’s ‘preemptive strike advantage’ by giving notice to their Hamas enemies yet sparing Palestinian lives. Yet, Israel today is attacked by their Islamic neighbors with anti-Semitic propaganda charging Israel with conducting wars of genocide, when all the rhetoric coming from the mouths of Iran, the Muslim Brotherhood and their Palestinian chapter called Hamas is that for Islam, it is part of their sacred duty to commit complete and total genocide or the annihilation of the Jewish people out of the Middle East.
So the Jew’s tribal Israelite cousins, King Generic’s army honored their code of military ethics by sparing the populations and the city. Yet, Rome’s incited anti-Semitism left the final historical mythical image that the Vandals were a “vandalizing horde of barbarians”.
What is accepted by numerous historians is that the Vandals, besides neutralizing Rome as a threat to their national capital in Carthage, were specifically targeting even their “image of vandalism” with a divine purpose. They went on to selectively take possession of the remainder of King Solomon’s and King Herod’s temple treasuries plundered by Rome in 70 CE.
It is historically documented that the Goths called the Vandals, had prior intercourse with their tribal brethren, the Goths called the Visigoths. It was they who took over the land of Hispania (Spain). The region today called Andalusia was in those days while under the rule of the Vandals; called Vandalusia.
The Visigoths during these same years migrated over to live in ancient French Aquitaine as a move by Rome to get them as far away from Italy as possible. The Vandals later migrated and moved out of Spain and moved across the Strait of Gibraltar and conquered and took possession of Northern Africa, while their cousins came into Spain in the era called Visigothic Spain.
Did the Visigoth and the Vandal chieftains compare “notes’ with each other? Did the Visigoths tell them what they saw in Rome, and what part of “Solomon’s Treasures” they recovered? Did the Visigoths inform the Vandal chieftains what treasures were left in Rome?
Is it possible that the Visigoths selectively targeted the possession of the “King Solomon’s Gold” and deliberately left after they had taken all the “Treasures of King Herod’s Temple” before a counter-revolution in Rome would rise up against them?
What we do know is that the legends of the “Treasures of King Solomon” were specifically tied with the Visigoths and their sack of Rome in 410 CE. Yet, the legends of the Vandals are associated with the recovery and repossession of the “Treasures of King Herod’s Temple”.
You might want to Read the Following Destination Yisra’el Series –
The Legacy of Roman Christianity – “Two Millenniums of Hate Crimes against Jewish and Lost Israelites in Europe and the Middle East
Part Three – “The Repetition of History - The Roman Catholic Persecution against the Jews and Lost Israelites and its Implications today with the potential merger of Vatican Rome and the ‘Society of St. Pius X’”
The prophecies are clear that the G-d of Israel will fulfill what He has promised to fulfill so that peace can restored to all the earth. The theme of the final conflict between the descendants of Isaac, Esau (Edom/Rome) and Jacob (Jews and Lost Tribes of Israel) is one of the ascending prophesies to be completed at this time.
In this series of articles, the days of pleasant homage to the Jews is over, and the virulent anti-Semitic persecution is about to erupt world-wide, not just to the Jews but all who seek to praise Israel and the Jews and seek to emulate themselves as wanna-be Jews, or wanna-be Israelites. They also will not be spared but will be counted as part of the brotherhood of the House of Jacob as though they were one with the Jews of Judah just as the Waldensians, the Huguenots, the Cathars, and the Albigenses were persecuted for allying themselves with the Jews over 300-700 years ago.
The role of prophetic understanding has now slipped away from Christian scholars as the Jews are now carrying the mantle of end-time prophetic understanding. One of the roles the Sages of Judah is to become the conduit for the Divine to give us hints as to HaShem's role in bringing forth the "Appointed Time" and the revealing of the Messiah. The great theme in all of this is the restoration of All Israel. This is not a conditional prophesy and neither is it a Jewish prophesy, but a Hebrew-Israelite prophesy. We will be restored back into brotherhood and fellowship with our cousins, the Jews of the House of Judah for that is G-d's will (Ezekiel 37).
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Here is a joint Orthodox Jewish and 10-Triber Mission to bring awareness of the imminent fulfillment of the Biblical Prophecies regarding the Redemption of all Israel (12 Tribes Re-conciled and Re-United). This super Event of all Times will entail Establishing the Shomron (the Ancient Bible Heartland of the Patriarchs) and the Judean Wilderness as part of the Land of Israel, and preparing the “Land” for the Return of the Lost Tribes of the House of Israel and then the Redemption of All Israel.
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Metatron as King Messiah
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Nibiru and the Final Apocalypse of Planet Earth
HaShem’s Emissary brings Judgment and Redemption for the Lost Tribes of Israel
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The day is coming soon when Hashem the G-d of Israel will stretch forth His great hand of judgment and cleanse the earth from the great pollution of man upon Planet Earth. He will take away the “blood oaths” from between the mouths of the Palestinian Arabs, He will restore the Land of Israel back to “Am Yisra’el”, that means both the House of Joseph (All Ten Tribes of the House of Israel), and the House of Judah.
He will then redeem and restore His own “sheep” back into a living relationship with Himself. If you are chosen, as a Lost Tribal Member of the Northern Kingdom of Israel, your destiny is to return to your Homelands first in Shomron (Samaria), Israel.
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the Voice of the Turtledove.
Here is a joint Orthodox Jewish and 10-Triber Vision to bring awareness of the imminent fulfillment of the Biblical Prophecies regarding the Redemption of all Israel (12 Tribes Re-conciled and Re-United). This Supernal Event of all Times will entail Establishing the Shomron (the Ancient Bible Heartland of the Patriarchs) and the Judean Wilderness as part of the Land of Israel, and preparing the “Land” for the Return of the Lost Tribes of the House of Israel and then the Redemption of All Israel.
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Destination Yisrael scans the world for information that has relevance on the time of the end. It is our prayer that this will allow the believers in the Almighty One of Israel to “watch and be ready”. Our readiness has nothing to do trying to halt the progression of evil on our planet earth. In our readiness, we seek to be prepared for the coming of the Messiah of Israel so that goodness and evil will be manifested in its fullest.
Our preparation is a pathway of spiritual readiness for a world of peace. Our defender is the Metatron, the Lord of hosts. The time of the end suggests that the Eternal One of Israel’s intent is to close out this chapter of earth’s history so that the perpetrators of evil, those that seek power, greed and control, will be eliminated from this planet earth. The wars of the heavens are being played out on this planet earth and humans will live through it to testify of the might, power, justice and the love of the God of Israel.
In a world of corruption and disinformation, we cannot always know what the historical truth is and who is promoting evil or mis-information. We cannot guarantee our sources but we will always seek to portray trends that can be validated in the Torah, the testimony of the prophets of the Old and the New Testament, and the writings of Rabbi Eliyahu ben Shlomo ben Zalman (famed Vilna Gaon) called the “genius” in the 18th century, and his vision of the final redemption in his collection of writings highlighted in his supernal understanding of the Torah, the Prophets and Writings as outlined in the Kol Ha Tor.
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