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Subject: Re: [S-I] Some Resources
Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2011 15:12:23 -0400
About the Scots being Jewish... the Declaration of Arbroath, the Scots "Declaration of Independence" as it were, states in its second paragraph, written to Pope John XXII:
"Most Holy Father and Lord, we know and from the chronicles and books of the ancients we find that among other famous nations our own, the Scots, has been graced with widespread renown. They journeyed from Greater Scythia by way of the Tyrrhenian Sea and the Pillars of Hercules, and dwelt for a long course of time in Spain among the most savage tribes, but nowhere could they be subdued by any race, however barbarous. Thence they came, twelve hundred years after the people of Israel crossed the Red Sea, to their home in the west where they still live today. The Britons they first drove out, the Picts they utterly destroyed, and, even though very often assailed by the Norwegians, the Danes and the English, they took possession of that home with many victories and untold efforts; and, as the historians of old time bear witness, they have held it free of all bondage ever since. In their kingdom there have reigned one hundred and thirteen kings of their own royal stock, the line!
unbroken [by] a single foreigner. ..."
Maybe the Stone of Scone, as tradition has it, really was the rock Jacob used as a pillow in Genesis 28:18:
"And Jacob rose up early in the morning, and took the stone that he had put for his pillows, and set it up for a pillar, and poured oil upon the top of it."
Carolyn Hale Bruce
Virginia Beach, VA