Independence Day – Where is the ‘real’ Stone of Destiny? March 25 2016
“Another legend claims that the stone which Edward I spirited to England in 1296 was not the real stone to begin with. Legend has it that the monks of Scone Abbey duped the English monarch with a fake, under torture, and that the real Stone, reputed to have been used as a pillow by Jacob in biblical times, was hidden where it also still remains.
Mr Eaton added: ‘Scotland will survive whether the stone in Edinburgh, or the stone still hidden, is the real one or not. Even if the stone at Edinburgh Castle is the stone used for 700 years, it is now historic in its own right. But I believe the stone taken to Westminster Abbey in 1296 was actually a fake, quarried out of the Tay by the monks to fool the invading English Army. The ‘real’ real stone said to be made from marble is still out there!’“
But if as many allege, this is a fake, what of the real Stone of Destiny? Some say Robert the Bruce took it to Dunstaffnage, or Iona, or Skye. Others insist that it is buried somewhere on Dunsinnan Hill, above Scone. Occasionally, rumours have spread down the centuries that it has been found, and there are even those who claim that their own families guard the secret of its location, passed down the generations by word of mouth from father to son.
After 700 years, it appears that the authenticity of the Stone on display at Edinburgh Castle still remains uncertain. If it is, indeed, a fake, then the fact remains that the original has never turned up.
Not yet, anyway…
Read in full at Scotland Magazine
Jacob (later given the name Israel) is regarded as a Patriarch of the Israelites. According to the Book of Genesis, Jacob was the third Hebrew progenitor with whom God made a covenant. He is the son of Isaac and Rebecca, the grandson of Abraham, Sarah and of Bethuel, and the younger twin brother of Esau. Jacob had twelve sons and at least one daughter, by his two wives, Leah and Rachel, and by their handmaidens Bilhah and Zilpah.
Jacob’s twelve sons, named in Genesis, were Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Dan, Naphtali, Gad, Asher, Issachar, Zebulun, Joseph & Benjamin. His only daughter mentioned in Genesis is Dinah. The twelve sons became the progenitors of the “Tribes of Israel”.
Jacob’s Dream statue and display on the campus of Abilene Christian University. The artwork is based on Genesis 28:10-22 and graphically represents the scenes alluded to in the hymn “Nearer, My God, to Thee” and the spiritual “We Are Climbing Jacob’s Ladder” as well as other musical works.
As a result of a severe drought in Canaan, Jacob and his sons moved to Egypt at the time when his son Joseph was viceroy. After 17 years in Egypt, Jacob died and Joseph carried Jacob’s remains to the land of Canaan, and gave him a stately burial in the same Cave of Machpelah as were buried Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Rebecca, and Jacob’s first wife, Leah.
Jacob figures in a number of sacred scriptures, including the Hebrew Bible, the New Testament, the Talmud, the Qur’an, theBook of Mormon and Bahá’í scripture.
The Stone of Jacob appears in theBook of Genesis as the stone used as a pillow by the Israelite patriarch Jacob at the place later called Bet-El. As Jacob had a vision in his sleep, he then consecrated the stone to God. More recently, the stone has been claimed by Scottish folklore and British Israelism.
According to account given in Genesis (Chapter 28:10-22), Jacob was fleeing from his elder twin brother Esau, whom he had tricked out of receiving their father Isaac’s blessing of the first-born. On his flight, Jacob rested at a city called Luz and used a group of stones as a pillow.
In his dreams, he then saw.. a ladder was set up on the earth, and its top reached to heaven; and there the angels of God were ascending and descending on it.
And behold, the LORD stood above it and said: “I am the LORD God of Abraham your father and the God of Isaac; the land on which you lie I will give to you and your descendants.
Also your descendants shall be as the dust of the earth; you shall spread abroad to the west and the east, to the north and the south; and in you and in your seed all the families of the earth shall be blessed.
Behold, I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land; for I will not leave you until I have done what I have spoken to you.”
After waking up, Jacob exclaimed: “This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven!” Subsequently, he called the place Bet-El, which translates to “House of God”. He set up the stone he had slept on as a pillar, and consecrated it. He also made a vow to God in reference to his eventual return.
Some Scottish legends surrounding the Stone of Scone, traditionally used for coronations of Scottish kings in the High Middle Ages, have identified this stone with the Stone of Jacob. Supposedly the Stone of Jacob was brought to Ireland by the prophet Jeremiah and thence to Scotland.
These legends also feature prominently inBritish Israelism, a set of beliefs that consider the British monarchy as the legitimate heir to the ancient Israelites. From 1308 to 1996, the Stone of Scone – identified with the Stone of Jacob – rested in the Royal throne of Englandat Westminster.
^ David Lister (June 15, 2008). “Stone of Destiny a ‘fake to dupe invading English’, Abbot of Scone hid real stone from Edward I, says Salmond”. The Times. The stone, said to have been used in the coronation of early Scottish monarchs and in Biblical times by Jacob as a pillow, is one of the earliest symbols of Scottish nationhood and has been an emblem of strained relations with England ever since it was stolen by Edward I in 1296. …^ The Stone of Scone, brought to Westminster around 1300, has been confirmed by geologists to be a “lower Old Red Sandstone”, quarried in the vicinity of Scone, and thus has not been transported to that place either from another place in Scotland, Ireland, let alone the Holy Land. See John Prebble, The Lion in the North. However, see also Westminster Stone theory.
Westminster Stone theory
refers to the belief held by some historians and scholars that the stone which traditionally rests under the Coronation Chair is not the true Stone of Destiny but a thirteenth century substitute. Since the chair has been located inWestminster Abbey since that time, adherents to this theory have created the title ‘Westminster Stone’ to avoid confusion with the ‘real’ stone (sometimes referred to as the Stone of Scone).
One of the most vocal proponents of this theory was writer and historian Nigel Tranter, who consistently presented the theory throughout his non-fiction books andhistorical novels. Other historians have held this view, including James S. Richardson, who was an Inspector of Ancient Monuments in the mid-twentieth century. Richardson produced a monograph on the subject.
History of the Stone of Destiny
The Stone of Destiny was the traditional Coronation Stone of the Kings of Scotland and, before that, the Kings of Dalriada. Legends associate it with Saint Columba, who might have brought it from Ireland as a portable altar. In AD 574, the Stone was used as a coronation chair when Columba anointed and crowned Aedan King of Dalriada.
The Stone of Destiny was kept by the monks of Iona, the traditional headquarters of the Scottish Celtic church, until Viking raiding caused them to move to the mainland, first to Dunkeld, Atholl, and then to Scone. Here it continued to be used in coronations, as a symbol of Scottish Kingship.
Edward I and the Stone
In his attempts to conquer Scotland, Edward I of England invaded in 1296 at the head of an army. Sacking Berwick, beating the Scots at Dunbar, and laying siege to Edinburgh Castle, Edward then proceeded to Scone, intending to take the Stone of Destiny, which was kept atScone Abbey. He had already taken the Scottish regalia from Edinburgh, which included Saint Margaret’s Black Rood relic, but to confiscate an object so precious to the Scots, and so symbolic of their independence, would be a final humiliation. He carried it back to Westminster Abbey. By placing it within the throne of England, he had a potent symbol of his claim for overlordship. It is this stone which sat in Westminster until 1996, when it was returned to Scotland.
According to the Westminster Stone theory, the stone Edward removed was not the real Stone of Destiny, but a substitute. The English army was at the Scottish border in mid-March, 1296, and did not reach Scone until June. With three months to anticipate Edward’s arrival, there was ample time and incentive for a switch to be made, in order to protect the original relic. Such a substitution could have been instigated by the Abbot of Scone, who stood as custodian. The ‘Stone of Destiny’ could therefore have been transported to a place of safety, and Edward fobbed off with a different piece of worthless sandstone.
Hiding the ‘True Stone’
There are many theories regarding the possible resting place of the ‘True Stone’ since, inspired by logical deduction and, in some cases, fantastical, wishful thinking.
Nigel Tranter believed the True Stone was originally hidden by the Abbot of Scone, and eventually entrusted to the care of Angus Og MacDonald, Lord of the Isles, by Robert the Bruce. Angus Og hid it in his native Hebrides, where the stone probably remains.
One legend records that after the True Stone was given into the keeping of Angus Og Macdonald, its keepership passed into the branch of the clan who settled in Sleat. A descendant of this line, C. Iain Alasdair MacDonald, wrote to Tranter, claiming he was now the custodian of the Stone, which was hidden on Skye.
It has also been suggested that the stone was hidden by monks in the River Tay. One rumour claims that the stone is held by the Knights Templar. However, this rumour might apply to the ‘1950 substitution’.
Arguments for a substitution
The Westminster Stone is a lump of roughly-dressed sandstone, of proportions appropriate for use in building. As such, it is not remarkable or unique, or impressive. The only unusual thing about it is the presence of an iron hoop inserted in each top end, suitable for carrying on a pole. Edward I would not have been fobbed off by anything newly-hewn, but a piece long-since rejected by builders would look suitably ancient, especially if abandoned outside and consequently weathered. That the Westminster Stone has a fault (weak point) is demonstrated by the fact it broke in half when removed from Westminster Abbey in 1950.The Westminster Stone is certainly not the stone of Iona mentioned in early documents and traditions. Geologists confirm that the Stone is ‘lower Old Red Sandstone’ and was quarried in the vicinity of Scone. Early seals and documentary descriptions suggest a stone that is larger than the Westminster Stone, darker in colour (possibly basalt or marble), with elaborate carvings. And it might have been retrieved because a letter to the editor of the
Morning Chronicle, dated 2 January 1819, states: On the 19th of November, as the servants belonging to the West Mains of Dunsinane-house, were employed in carrying away stones from the excavation made among the ruins that point out the site of Macbeth’s castle here, part of the ground they stood on suddenly gave way, and sank down about six feet, discovering a regularly built vault, about six feet long and four wide. None of the men being injured, curiosity induced them to clear out the subterranean recess, when they discovered among the ruins a large stone, weighing about 500l [230 kg]. which is pronounced to be of the meteoric or semi-metallic kind. This stone must have lain here during the long series of ages since Macbeth’s reign. Besides it were also found two round tablets, of a composition resembling bronze. On one of these two lines are engraved, which a gentleman has thus deciphered.— ‘The sconce (or shadow) of kingdom come, until Sylphs in air carry me again to Bethel.’ These plates exhibit the figures of targets for the arms. […] The curious here, aware of such traditions, and who have viewed these venerable remains of antiquity, agree that Macbeth may, or rather must, have deposited the stone in question at the bottom of his Castle, on the hill of Dunsinane (from the trouble of the times), where it has been found by the workmen. This curious stone has been shipped for London for the inspection of the scientific amateur, in order to discover its real quality.
There is no record to show the Scots ever requested the return of the Westminster Stone in the century after its departure, which they would have done if it were an important relic. The absence of a request is quite marked in the Treaty of Northampton. The Scots had been harrying England for some years, and in 1328 the English sued for peace. The Treaty is drawn in Scotland’s favour, for they were in the position to make demands. The Treaty stipulates the return of the Scottish regaliaand St Margaret’s Black Rood, but there is no mention of the Stone of Scone. Tranter states that the English offered to return the stone, but the Scots were not interested. Reports of the coronation of Robert Bruce in 1306 record that it was done according to the full tradition, which may have required the true Stone.
Arguments against substitution
The Westminster Stone theory is not accepted by many historians, or those responsible for the care of the Stone. There are many strong arguments against the theory.
If Edward I did not remove the true stone, yet claimed to have done so, the Scots’ easiest refutation of his claims would be to produce the True Stone. However, there is no record of them doing so. Hiding the stone might have been a sensible precaution while the English remained a threat, but it was never produced once the threat was removed. Despite its importance as a symbol of Kingship, the stone was not used for subsequent coronations, which it surely would have if still in Scottish possession.Legends and theories abound, but no proof has been found to indicate there is another stone.If there was warning enough of Edward’s intention to remove the Stone, why were the other regalia, documents and Black Rood not hidden also? A number of English knights attended the coronation of King John of Scotland only a few years earlier, and would have seen the true stone, but none of them told Edward that his stone was a fake.On studying the Stone in 1996, after its return to Scotland, nine periods of workmanship were identified on the Stone’s faces, as well as recognisable erosion between the features, which proves it is an ancient artefact. Edward had followers from the Scottish nobility who would also have been able to verify the stone’s authenticity.
Second theory: 1950 substitution
On Christmas Day 1950, the Westminster Stone was taken from the abbey by four Scottish students. It remained hidden until April 1951, when a stone was left in Arbroath Abbey. Some speculate that this stone is not the one taken from the Abbey, but merely a copy.
The stone left in Arbroath was damaged, for the Westminster Stone had broken in half when removed from the Coronation Chair, but had been repaired by Glasgow stonemason Robert Gray. However, Gray had made replicas of the Stone in the 1930s, and further fuelled speculation by declaring later that he did not know which stone had been sent back to London as “there were so many copies lying around”.
This scenario receives support from a plaque placed in St Columba’s Parish Church inDundee, which claims to mark the site of the ‘Stone of Scone’, given to them in 1972 by ‘Baillie Robert Gray’.
The apparent disrespect shown towards the Stone by Gray and the students is explained by Nigel Tranter, who had some claim to knowledge, as the students asked him to act as an intermediary after the removal of the stone. Tranter later stated that Gray inserted a note inside the Westminster Stone, when repairing it, to the effect that it was ‘a block of Old Red Sandstone of no value to anyone’. This demonstrates that Gray, at least, believed it was not the True Stone.
However, in the 1940s, the British Geological Survey, had carried out a survey of the Stone when the Coronation Chair was undergoing conservation work. The fault line had been noticed as well as the many marks and features of the Stone’s surface. This allowed verification of the authenticity of the returned item.
A scanray examination conducted by the Home Office Police Scientific Development Branch in 1973 confirmed the presence of ‘three metal rods and sockets, one being at right angles to the other two’. This also indicated that the repaired Westminster Stone, not a replica, had been returned.
The ‘Edward I conspiracy’
The apparent absence of thirteenth and fourteenth century Scottish mentions of the Stone of Scone, and their lack of reaction to Edward’s theft, compared with the wealth of legends developed in later centuries, have given rise to the theory that the Stone of Scone was never a relic of great significance to the Scots, but ‘talked up’ by Edward as useful propaganda. By creating a relic which, in the popular eye of the English, endorsed his claim as ‘Lord Paramount’, he was making a shrewd political statement. By continuing to flaunt the stone in front of later generations of Scots, the hoax became a self-fulfilling taunt. Westminster Stone theory
The Stone Of Destiny
The amazing story of the Stone of Destiny is closely entwined with Masonic history and tradition, particularly in it’s early years. Does the stone rightfully belong to England ? No more than to Scotland, unless they choose to evoke a “ Statute of limitations” or “possession is nine tenths of the law” argument, by virtue of it’s seven-century rest in London. Does it therefore belong to Scotland ? No more than it belongs to Ireland, who possessed it before them – or to Spain – or to Egypt – or to Palestine – all of whom claim previous custody and rightful ownership at one time or another, prior to it’s arrival in the British Isles.
Perhaps then it belongs to mankind in general, and, if truly a Stone of Destiny, might someday be an international symbol of the Fatherhood of God and the Brotherhood of Man. It would thus fulfill the Promise of God, carrying out the traditions and teachings of Freemasonry.
Almost 4,000 years ago the Stone of Destiny was merely another stone lying on the plains of Luz, 11miles north of Jerusalem. Fate brought Jacob’s caravan to this place near Bethel one evening, and then, as even now, it was the custom for the traveller in the Middle east to bolster his pillow and bedding with stones for a more comfortable position. With his head resting on this particular stone, Jacob is said to have had his famous dream, in which God revealed his Divine Covenants and Promises.
Jacob blessed the Stone, sanctified it by anointing it with oil, and set it up as a pillar to mark the spot, vowing:
“If God will be with me, and keep me in this way that I go, and will give me bread to eat and raiment to keep on, so I come again to my father’s house (Bethel) in peace; then shall the Lord be my God, and this Stone which I have set up for a pillar shall be God’s House.”
Perhaps it is well to note here that The Stone in calcareous, is called ‘freestone’ by Masons. It is purplish in colour with a few pebbles of quartz embedded in it. The most interesting thing about it’s geological formation is that no similar rock formation exists in the British Isles, but the Rev. Canon Tristram states that there is a stratum of sandstone near the Red Sea geologically like the Stone of Destiny. In the following years, Jacob who prospered in wealth and knowledge, was directed by God to return to Bethel. On his return, the Lord again appeared to him , saying, “ I am the God of Bethel.” Thus the Lord associated Himself not only with the place of the vision but with the Bethel Stone, and Jacob knew indeed that he had found the true God.
Jacob took the stone with him, and, from that time on it was always set up as a pillar marking the altar to the God of Israel. His twelve sons became the progenitors of the Twelve Tribes of Israel, and The Stone followed them. Thus, The Stone supplied the physical as well as spiritual needs for the Israelites.
The Bethel Stone, finally, was returned to Jerusalem where it served as the Coronation Stone for the Jewish Kings, ending with the infamous Zedekiah in 578 B.C.
By that time the Bethel Stone had descended to the Ephraimites. Jacob’s favorite son, Joseph, had acquired the land of Bethel, together with the Pillow-Rock, as his inheritance. From Joseph it passed to his younger son Ephriam, of whom Jacob had prophesied: “His seed shall become a multitude of nations.”
As if to carry out this prophecy, a direct descendant of Ephraim, Gatholus by name, had sailed west through the Mediterranean with a large number of followers and reached Celtiberia (Southern Spain), where he founded a nation. From Celtiberia, a group of Gatholus’ descendants invaded Eireann ( Ireland ) in the sixth century B.C. and established themselves in Ulster, building a beautiful palace called Team-Hair Breagh, and later ‘Tara’.
It is to be noted that Gatholus did not possess The Stone and yet it did follow his route through Celtiberia and eventually came into the possession of his descendant Eremon. Thus the prophecy of Jacob was fulfilled. Now let us follow The Stone and it’s eventual sanctification of Eremon’s rule. Jacob was fulfilled. Following the downfall of Zedekiah, Jeremiah and the major part of the Jews were carried captive from Jerusalem to Babylon. Only a few were left under the direction of the prince Gedaliah. Jeremiah was later released and returned to Jerusalem, but following the murder of Gedaliah, he took the remaining Jews to Tahpanhes in Egypt, where the voice of the Lord came to him informing him how to overthrow the image-worshiping Egyptians and seat Babylonia’s Nebuchadnezzar on it’s throne.
They had fled from Palestine to Tahpanes, Egypt, whence they had probably come by way of Caltiberia, the land of their Ephraim – Israelite cousins. In this group was an important patriarch saint called Ollam Folla meaning “Prophet” ( Jeremiah ? ). This aged man was the guardian of the beautiful Tea-Tephi, a princess descended from a Pharaoh, and a daughter of Zedekiah. He wasaccompanied by his scribe, so calledBaruch ( the name of Jeremiah’s scribe was Baruch). They had brought with them the Bethel Stone, or Stone of Destiny, together with a royal harp and an Ark. It is significant that the Harp of David has been the royal arms of Ireland for the last 2,500 years.
Irish historians referred to Tea-Tephi as the “Daughter of God’s House”, and to the people to whom she brought the Stone of B-th-l God’s Stone – she could have been no other than the daughter of that house. According to tradition, King Eremon married Tea-Tephi and the royal palace changed it’s name to “Tara”, the root word from Taph meaning “One banished “.
According to Professor Totten of New Haven, “The altars of ancient Ireland were called Botal or Bothal, meaning the House of God. It is from the Hebrew world, B-th-l . So in the union of Tea-Tephi, a descendant of David and Eremon, descendant of Joseph, it not only left the Bethel Stone in the possession of the House of Joseph, but united the two principal kingdoms of of Israel, Judah and Ephraim. Thus came to pass the fulfillment of another prophecy of Jeremiah who said:
“I am Father to Israel, and Ephraim is my first born. Hear the Word of the Lord.
ye nations and declare it in isles afar off and say, he that scatters
Israel will gather him.”
Here ends the major Masonic significance of The Stone. It remained in Ireland for over 1,000 years where every Irish Ard-Righ ( King ) was crowned on it, until the advent of King Murchertah, who by some slipshod arrangement without the benefit of council, lent it to his brother Fearghus Mor ( the Great ) who took it to the Scottish island of Iona. Here 48 kings were crowned on it until the ninth century, when raids by the Norsemen became so serious that it was transferred to the town of Scone near Perth for safekeeping by Coinneach Crudalach ( the Hardy ) who became King of Alba ( Scotland ). In Scotland it remained for 400 years as that nation’s coronation Stone.
In the reign of England’s Edward I, and now known as the “Stone of Scone”, the stone was removed from Scotland and placed in Westminster Abbey, in 1292, either by force or mutual agreement ( authorities disagree ), and there it has remained almost ever since.
But the Scottish were ever mindful of their ancient King Kenneth’s admonition that
“Wherever The Stone should be, a King of Gaelic blood would reign”.
An interesting story, some of whose connections would appear to be a bit slim, while others may stretch the imagination a little. Never-the-less, given the total time span and the distances over which, this no doubt ‘unremarkable stone’, has traveled, who is to say that it was not so.
Gleanings from” the Tracing Board” of The Grand Lodge of Saskatchewan – 1986
Unless the fate shall faithless prove,
And prophets voice be vain;
Where’er this sacred Stone is found,
The Scottish race shall reign.
As he paced up and down waiting for the fabled stone to be delivered up, what was Edward expecting? Was it indeed Jacob’s Pillow, on which the biblical patriarch rested his head as he dreamt of angels ascending a ladder to heaven? Said to be the fragment of a falling star, this mythical stone would be made of black basalt or some mysterious, supernatural substance.
When the Temple of Jerusalem was looted Jacob’s Pillow was spirited away to Egypt where it became known as the Pharaoh’s Stone. What if this sacred relic coveted by the acquisitive Egyptians were sculpted out of pure white marble and inlaid with precious stones? That would be a prize well worth seizing.
After eloping with a Celtic prince Princess Scota, the pharaoh’s daughter, took the Stone to Ireland. Some time in the 5th century the princess’s descendants, the Scotti, brought the stone to Dalriada (Argyll). Then, c. 850 A.D, Kenneth MacAlpin, conqueror of the Picts, was crowned King of Scots at Moot Hill near Scone in present-day Perthshire. Sometimes referred to as the Hill of Faith or Belief, the Hill was created by sand taken there in the boots of those lords who had sworn allegiance to the Scottish king.
But was it the Tanist stone, known in Gaelic as An Lia Fàil, one of the four great treasures used in the coronation of Irish kings? Blessed by St Patrick the holy relic had been carted off by St Columba to Iona as his altar. During the Viking raids the Stone was moved to Scone Abbey for safekeeping.
This mythical stone, no doubt decorated with elaborate Celtic knot-work and covered in intricate carvings, was reputed to have magical properties. An Lia Fàil, ‘the great stone of fate or destiny’, not only groaned aloud when the true king of Scots sat on it but had the power to rejuvenate those who were crowned upon it. Said to be round, hollowed, and partly shaped like a chair or throne, it matched the description of the stone given by Walter of Guisborough who had attended the coronation of John Baliol in 1292. Whatever its origins, whatever its form, Edward coveted this touchstone of Scottish nationhood.
And so when the monks deposited a chunk of coarse-grained red sandstone at his feet, the English king would have gaped in astonishment.
The legendary talisman looked no different from the building blocks of the abbey, quarried from the hills around Scone. Not by any stretch of the imagination did it resemble a throne or a chair or a royal seat: on the contrary, the lump of stone with iron rings at each end bore an uncanny resemblance to the cover of a cess-pit.
King Edward’s eyes narrowed in suspicion and he clenched his fists in anger.
‘But this is no more than a hunk of rock!’ he spluttered.
Were these Scots’ monks making a mockery of him? Had they hidden the real stone?
The Abbot of Scone stepped forward. ‘I well understand your doubts, Your Grace, but consider this.’
Was the Hammer of the Scots taken in by this explanation or did he suspect his ‘lang shank’ was being pulled by the auld enemy? Whatever he believed Edward had no alternative but to claim his booty and cart it back to London where the Stone was fitted into an oak throne and installed at Westminster Abbey.
Since then, some 30 royal bottoms have sat upon King Edward’s Chair for their coronation. But were they crowned upon the legendary Stone of Destiny or the lid of a medieval toilet? Edward was still not convinced for in 1298 he sent a raiding party of knights back to Scone to rip the abbey apart in a desperate search. Whatever they were looking for, they returned empty-handed.
Then, in his Monuments Celtiques, 1805, Jacques Cambray claimed to have seen the stone when it bore the inscription:
Ni fallat fatum, Scoti quocumque locatum Invenient lapidiem,
regnasse tenetur ibidem
The poetic translation being passed down as:
Unless the fate shall faithless prove,
And prophets voice be vain;
Where’er this sacred Stone is found,
The Scottish race shall reign.
But there is no such inscription on the present Stone and, since Cambray believed in a ‘stone’ cult and its connection with the Druids, this is probably another myth.
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COULD THE STONE OF DESTINY END THE NWO?? (Yeah, NOT VERY LIKELY!!)
An old man arrives on an Island with a small group of people in 583 BC. He brings the daughter of a King, a scribe named Simon Brug and some relics. The powerful Milesian High King of all Ireland allows the old man complete control. Instituting laws, schools and congresses, the old man forever changes the face of the Island’s history, and subsequently the history of the entire world. Apparently incidental to all this, is the fulfilling of a 500 year old prophecy.
Few people know that Jeremiah was much more than a prophet. He tends to get lumped in with Isaiah, Ezekial, and the others. Jeremiah did more than go around speaking doom and gloom. He held a high level position in the kingdom of Judah. He was the grandfather of King Zedekiah. II Kings 24:18. Most importantly, Jeremiah was God’s Trustee of the Bloodline and the Throne of David.
Jeremiah’s commission has always puzzled scholars. One can find where Jeremiah rooted out, pulled down, destroyed, and threw down kingdoms. History shows that his prophecies about the destruction of kingdoms came true. The mystery is, where did Jeremiah “build and plant?” The scriptural account doesn’t contain any building and planting. There is also some confusion about Jeremiah’s being put “over the nations.” It would appear at first glance that this meant his prophesying against them. This is not the case. First, Jer 1:10 says that God set him “over the nations, not nations (in general). This is repeated with the word kingdoms; thekingdoms. The bible is concerned with only one people, the twelve tribes of Israelites. Jeremiah was to “throw down” AND “build and plant” the Israelite nations. We’ll have to follow his trail to find where he accomplished his mission.
First we’ll look at the Biblical account. Jer 15:11-14 tells us Jerry is going to a brand new place he “knowest not.” Isaiah fills out the picture a bit. Isaiah 41:1-3 tells us that a “righteous man from the east” was put over nations and kings. This man would not travel by foot ( on land). Jer 41:10 establishes the presence of the “king’s daughters” in the group with Jeremiah. Jeremiah, as their great-grandfather, would certainly have assumed the postion of Guardian.Then we find Jeremiah and the girls going to the Egyptian city of Tahpanhes. In fact, there is an ancient structure there that bears the name, “Palace of the Jew’s daughters.” Isaiah helps us again with a last bit of confirmation, in chapter 37:31, telling us that a “remnant of Judah” shall escape and “take root downward.”
Before going on, we must take notice of what God had promised Jeremiah and his fellow travelers. God told Jeremiah that he’d be treated kindly by the Babylonians and die a natural death. Baruch, Jeremiah’s scribe and Ebed-Melech, the Ethiopian, are also told they’d be spared. The probable number in Jeremiah’s traveling band was five: Jeremiah, Baruch, Ebed-Melech Tea Tephi and her sister.
It’s not so hard to trace the migration of large groups of people. Not so with small groups. But God knows this too, and has left evidence that we may overcome our doubts about Jeremiah’s destination. But we have to go the history books. Only one place in the world claims to have the grave of the prophet Jeremiah. Only one country’s history tells of an old man, and his scribe Brug bringing a king’s daughter from Egypt. Only one country claims the Harp of David for it’s Arms. Only one country has Jerrys coming out of it’s ears
Although, due to the Bards embellishing the story, accounts of Jeremiah’s arrival and work in Ireland differ in some details, the basic elements of each tale are the same.
- The Stone, known as the “Stone of Destiny” came from Spain,
- and before that, from Egypt
- It came in the company of an aged guardian, who was called “Ollam Folla”, (Hebrew for revealer or prophet)
- Accompanying the man was an eastern king’s daughter
- Eochaidh (Eremhon) married the daughter, Tea Tephi
- The aged guardian became the most influencial Statesman and Spiritual leader of Ireland.
Remember the evidence I mentioned, that God would supply us to confirm Jeremiah’s trip? The following picture is of an inscription found in a tomb located in Schiabhla-Cailliche, near Oldcastle, County, Meath, Ireland, not far from Tara. Thirty-some stones with strange markings upon them, lie in the sepulchral chamber within the huge cairn of stones which make up the tomb. A large carved stone outside the tomb is till pointed out as Jeremiah’s judicial seat. Our confirmation lies on those thirty stones in the cairn.
One interperation, by George Dansie of Bristol, says the the stones show a Lunar Eclipse, in the constellation of Taurus and a conjunction of the planets Saturn and Jupiter in Virgo. The prow of a ship is shown in the center, with five lines indicating the number of passengers it carries. On the left, a part of the ship, perhaps the stern, is shown with only four passengers, one having been left behind, as indicated by the line falling away from the ship. The wavy line indicates the passage of the ship across the ocean, terminating at a central point on an island.
The stellar and planetary alignment of the inscription gives a date of 583 BC. This date allows just the right amount of time for our little band to go to Egypt, and return to Palestine briefly before making their way to Spain, then Ireland.
THE VOYAGE OF THE TRAVELLING TRUSTEE
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