Was the Ark taken by a Judean princess to Ireland?

There is a claim that when King Zedekiah was captured by the Babylonians and killed along with his sons, his daughter Tamar was spared and traveled with the Ark first to Egypt and then from there to the Iberia peninsula and onward to what we know today as Ireland. The claim then states that she married an Irish ruler and became that famous Queen from the Irish king’s list called Tara or Tea Tephi. Tara/Tea Tephi is said to be my direct ancestor in my family tree(1) and that makes it even more interesting to address this topic. Was the Ark taken to Ireland by Zedekiah’s daughter?


We have to divide the topic into two:
1) Was Tara even Zedekiah’s daughter?
2) And did she bring the Ark of the Covenant with her?

A 15th century depiction of Teia Tephi voyage from Egypt

The idea that Zedekiah’s daughter(2) was to have gone to Ireland is a longer legend, but the idea that she brought the Ark with her is fairly new and was first made as a claim much later in the 1850s. Another descendant of Tara was a king in Scotland called Malcolm II, and he is also tied to the royal family in England. Some make the idea that the Judean kingship never ended and has continued all the way until our own day through the British monarchy and will continue until Messiah comes. The concept is based on the scripture: “The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.” (Gen 49:10)
The idea might speak to people with a Jewish belief more than it does Christians as most Christians believe that this prophecy was fulfilled when Jesus (Yeshua) was born. He was the promised Shilo.
Christ family tree through his mother’s father went all the way back to King David and his son Nathan and not through Solomon(3). The other family tree presented in Matthew goes through Davids son Solomon but is tied to Christ nonbiological father Joseph.
About the king’s line through Jesus adopted father it is said: “Thus saith the LORD, Write ye this man childless, a man that shall not prosper in his days: for no man of his seed shall prosper, sitting upon the throne of David, and ruling any more in Judah.”
(Matt. 1:20; Luke 1:27; Luke 2:4)
This might explain why Christ birth-line went through David and Bathsheba’s second son Nathan instead.
The Christians have no need for the royal line of Juda to continue to our day in order to receive their Messiah the second time or to believe this prophecy to be fulfilled after Christ. We got our King. But for many Jews rejecting Yeshua as the Messiah, seeing there is a descendant on a throne seem of importance. Today the most known royals to have continued a line from Tara/Tea Tephi is the British monarchy. However, they are again tied to the Scandinavian monarchy. The intermarriages from the times of the Kings of Ireland and Scotland with Scandinavia can also be seen in my family tree that is linked to kings in Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Denmark (4).
So where does the Ark come in? As we will see, the idea that the Ark is there is tied to making the British Isles relevant in the end time scene as a Judean kingdom. A group of people in mid-1800 believed Messiah would rule from Britain and therefore needed to have His throne, the Ark, there. They also believed that the Angelo Saxons were of Israelite descent.
But let’s look at the theory and how it fits or doesn’t fit with the Bible. Then we will investigate the political claim and the Ark claim.
We will start with the longest standing legend in this saga, that Queen Tara in Ireland was Zedekiah’s daughter.

The story of Tara as Zedekiah’s daughter.
Another old saying was that Tara/Tea Tephi was, in fact, the daughter of Pharaoh. She appears in the Lebor Gabala Erenn, the book of the taking of Ireland. Here Tea is reputed to have been an Egyptian princess from Thebes who married Erimon. So who was she really, Judean or Egyptian?
First, let us see if it’s even a biblical, or by other historical records, even possible for the daughter of Zedekiah to have gone to Ireland.
The Bible tells us that her father Zedekiah first had to watch his sons (heirs to the throne) be killed, he was then blinded and later died himself. (2Ki 25:7)
The daughters, however, was left behind and unharmed. In those days the kings line had only ever gone through the men. This wasn’t the case in Egypt where a female also could be a ruler and therefore would have a better status.
We learn from the Bible that the King’s daughters were left in Jerusalem under the protection of the remaining men and the leaders of them. The first mention of them is when the people decide to go against God’s spoken will and take everyone with them to Egypt: “But Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the captains of the forces, took all the remnant of Judah, that were returned from all nations, whether they had been driven, to dwell in the land of Judah;  Even men, and women, and children, and the king’s daughters, and every person that Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard had left with Gedaliah the son of Ahikam the son of Shaphan, and Jeremiah the prophet, and Baruch the son of Neriah.” (Jer 43:5-6)
Now, this is actually the only mention of them and we never hear about them again. The same goes for Jeremiah, his fate isn’t recorded either. God did, however, speak harshly to the leaders for not only leading the people back to Egypt but for continuing idol worship there. All those who went there by their free will or followed would according to the prophet Jeremiah die there.
“Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will set my face against you for evil, and cut off all Judah. And I will take the remnant of Judah, that have set their faces to go into the land of Egypt to sojourn there, and they shall all be consumed, and fall in the land of Egypt; they shall even be consumed by the sword and by the famine: they shall die, from the least even unto the greatest… So that none of the remnant of Judah, which are gone into the land of Egypt to sojourn there, shall escape or remain, that they should return into the land of Judah, to the which they have a desire to return to dwell there: for none shall return but such as shall escape. (Jer 44:11-12 & 14)
Now the last verse does note that some will escape this judgment. Most likely those who resisted but was made to go anyway, such as Jeremiah. It’s unlikely the curse was put on him as well as he had been made to go, the daughters believed to perhaps be the last ones to continue the king’s line would have been made to go as well. So we know the Bible tells us that a few would escape. It’s therefore actually a possibility for one or more of the daughters to have survived.
Historically what would have happened if a remnant people entered Egypt with the last royal descendants of the last king? The Bible tells us that Egypt was in great conflict with the King of Babylon himself.
The Bible tells us that Egypt and Jerusalem were, although not the best of friends, allied against Babylon. It was because Egypt came up against the Babylonian army, the Babylonian army lifted the siege against Jerusalem for a short duration before finally conquering it. The pharaoh and Zedekiah knew well of each other.
That means that the Israelites would be tolerated as potential allies which is why they wanted to seek refuge in Egypt in the first place. His sons being killed and Zedekiah in prison means that the daughters would be of great importance. Especially back then when they didn’t know about the fate of the earlier ruler Jehoiachin who was also in prison. Not only that, Jeremiah had been told the Messias would not come from his line (Jer.22:28-30). The daughters of Zedekiah were not descendants of him as they were his cousins and so they were not part of the curse. That Messiah would come through David’s second son by Bathsheba would probably not even been a guess as the time.
The logic when a people enter a country is for the ruler of that country to be notified and so it’s very likely that Pharaoh would invite the princesses of Juda to dwell with him. This was status to have the remaining children of the king their enemy had just destroyed not to mention for political reasons. Being a beneficiary to the survivors from the monarchy would help the call for more allies against Babylon. If Pharaoh had taken the daughter of Zedekiah into his palace she would be known as an adopted daughter of the Pharaoh. And so it is not impossible for a Judan princess to also have been called a daughter of Pharaoh as we know from the Bible she went to Egypt where she would most likely have gotten a fair treatment.
The claim states: “There they stayed in a palace that was given to Teia Tephi by Pharaoh Hophra after he adopted her as his own daughter. The palace, although now in ruins at Tel Defneh, is still known today as “Quasr Bint el Jehudi” which means “Palace of the Daughter of Judah” (http://jahtruth.net/tephisum.htm)
However, God had given a message to Jeremiah saying that Nebuchadnezzar would soon conquer also the ruler of Egypt, Pharaoh himself. Pharaoh and Egypt would suffer a similar fate as had Jerusalem as God planned to punish also them.
If the daughter of Zedekiah, at least one of the daughters as there was more than one according to the biblical record, took Jeremiah’s warning seriously, it meant that she would have to leave Pharaoh’s protection to seek refuge elsewhere. The legend of this story actually says Jeremiah was the one who took Zedekiah’s daughter and traveled with her first to the Iberian Peninsula and from there all the way to Ireland.
“One of the primary Irish chronicles, The Annals of the Kings of Ireland by the Four Masters, mentions “Tea, daughter of Lughaidh, son of Itha, whom Eremhon married in Spain” (1636, Vol. 1, p. 31). At first glance, this would seem to rule out her being the daughter of Zedekiah. However, Lughaidh may not refer to an actual person. The Irish are referred to as the “race of Lughaidh” and Ireland as “the land of Lughaidh”—”one of the many arbitrary bardic names for Ireland” ( Annals of the Four Masters, Vol. 6, appendix).
Lughaidh in old Gaelic could mean “House of God”—broken down as Logh, “God,” and aidhe, “house, habitation, fortress” (Edward O’Reilly, An Irish-English Dictionary, 1821, 1864).”


Why would she go to Ireland?
But why Ireland of all places? Well, another claim says the descendants of the second son of Judah by Tamar had settled there. The name of the second son was Zarah (Gen.38,30) A red string had been placed around his hand when he was about to be born and had stretched out his hand, but his twin brother came out first. We know some of them traveled with Moses in the Exodus but because they are not named nor given a family tree it’s hard to say if a part of them had left Egypt earlier or not. However, considering the harsh treatment, the Israelites got it’s not unlikely some would have escaped or left prior to the Exodus. It’ s not impossible, it’s just no record of it.
But another source claims that four of Dan’s sons escaped Egypt and went to what we today know as Greece.
Diodonus Siculus, a Roman historian wrote in the year 50 B.C, a quote he had taken from Hecatæus ab Abdera who lived 600 B.C.
He wrote that the most prominent of the strangers who were driven out of Egypt followed Danaus and Kadmos to Greece, but most of them were led to Judea by Moses.
“Even among the ancients some considered that the [Danaan] settlers who arrived [in Greece] from Egypt were at any rate not of Egyptian descent, but adventurers of Semitic race, who, having been expelled from Egypt, had some of them turned towards Greece” (Antiquities Of Greece, p. 12).
In the Bible they are mentioned side by side: “Dan also and Javan [greeks] going to and fro occupied in thy fairs: bright iron, cassia, and calamus, were in thy market.” (Eze 27:19)

Remains from the ancient city of Dan showed connection with the Greeks.

“Greek tradition has their eponymous ancestor, Danaos (Dan), migrating from the Nile delta to Greece…”(p. 108)
Whether it was their original intention or not, the Danaan sailed their ships north to the secluded bay of Argos in the Greek Peloponnesus. The Encyclopedia Judaica (5:1257) quotes a leading Israeli archaeologist, Y. Yadin, who states, “…there is a close relationship between the tribe of Dan and the tribe of Danaoi whose members were clearly seafarers.”
“Neither do I think that the eponymous [i.e., founder] of the Argive [Greek] Danai was other than that of the Israelite tribe of Dan; only we are so used to confine ourselves to the soil of Palestine in our consideration of the history of the Israelites, that we…ignore the share they may have taken in the ordinary history of the world” (Archaeologist Dr. Cyrus Gordon, in his book, Before Columbus p. 137).
The Bible says about Dan that they dwelled in their ships. “..and why did Dan remain in ships?” (Jdg 5:17) The Danitts in Israel were to have continued their contact with their cousins in Argolis. Historical writings say they probably married in with locals and by it became paganized and in return perhaps influenced the Tribe of Dan in Israel who remained unfaithful spite the other tribes having several reforms.
A new excavation at the remains of the city of the tribe of Dan in Israel has shown so much influence from the ancient Greek that some archeologists have against the Bible concluded they seem to have been actually greeks and not Israelites at all. However the Bible states they were Israelites. So Dan might not have been a lonesome wolf among Israel with their own gods and unfaithfulness, they might have been influenced by their connection through the sea with the other part of their tribe now paganized. So both descendants of Dan and Zerah has been claimed to have traveled north and to Ireland making the connections to why Zedekiah’s daughter sought refugee there when learning she wasn’t safe in Egypt. But why would the Bible not mention those who left before the exodus or those leaving later or even those who later didn’t return from exile? All those who are not connected to the ‘holy land’ seemed to have not gotten any more mention in the Bible.
This has happened before in Bible history that those who have fallen away, left the group or have become idol worshippers to be eliminated from the family tree. One of such is Cainan the son of Arphaxad. In Genesis, his name is left out of the family tree and Cainan’s son Salah is named next in line after Arphaxad. (Gen 10:24) In Luke, however, he is mentioned (Luke 3,36) The Book of Jubilee explains: “He went to look for a place of his own where he could possess his own city. He found an inscription which the ancients had incised in a rock. He read what was in it, copied it, and sinned on the basis of what was in it since in it was the Watcher’s teaching by which they used to observe the omens of the sun, moon, and starts and every heavenly sign.” (Jub. 8:1–5)38
So what does all of this tell us? That there is more to immigration and the spread of the Israelites then we know from the Bible. It’s clear that God chose the people that came out from Egypt under His leadership and not any potential run-aways.
Members of the tribes of Israel was in fact spread throughout the world even though their dwellings wasn’t mentioned in the Bible as they didn’t remain faithful. Excavating Dan and seeing the links they had with people who had lived in southern Greece said to have been of their family, makes it possible that descendants of Juda living elsewhere could have kept some contact with also their family in Israel.
By this, the legend isn’t impossible and there is nothing in the Bible that actually could tell us that this could not have happened. But again the lack of evidence and historical records leaves this theory for now as speculation. If there is no evidence it cannot be called a fact. One way to verify this story would be to extract DNA from the remains of Tara where she is buried and compare to DNA from the king’s tombs in Israel.
It would be hard to compare it to claimed descendants today as the genetic interpretations are confused by scientists who attempt to fit findings with their understanding of history. They have tried to make mans’ existence on this planet 50 000s of years and therefore have stretched out the time for the mutations of the haplogroups and other similar methods that are designed to confirm the theory of evolution before the record of the Bible. Having geneticist use data to compare to the Bibles description of time and migrations would be interesting but is not available today.
And so because of the genetic interpretation and the misrepresentation of time, Tara Tephi’s remains would have to be compared to remains from the same time period to get a clear view of the connection.
But even if this was done and she was proven to be a Judan princess it would still NOT prove she brought the Ark of the Covenant with her.
And so if she is or if she isn’t isn’t really evidence or lack of evidence for the Ark being taken to Ireland.
For those who make this claim, her ancestry is important to their religious-political views. As long as it’s tied to legends and not solid evidence, it’s impossible to say for sure what the truth is with the amount of evidence now presented.
Her being the daughter of Zedekiah or not does not tell us whether the Ark is there or not. Therefore her identity is not evidence of an Ark discovery.
The Bible is clear. Genetics is nothing, the hearts position with God is everything. That is why we see in King Davids family tree several people with non-Israeli roots who became part of the King’s line. Tamar was one, Rahab another and the Moabite Ruth. When they converted with their hearts they not only became part of Israel and Juda but a part of the royal Davidian line that would continue all the way down to the Messiah.
For those who believe Jesus was the Messiah, He said that His kingdom isn’t of this world (John 18:36). This means Jesus would not rule the world of unconverted, not even over obstinant Jews. He is king over those who have received His kingdom in their hearts and willingly wants to be part of His kingdom. After Jesus came to the earth, the royal line is according to the new testament fulfilled in Christ as He is a forever lasting regent with no successor.
It stops with Him.
“And Pilate asked him, Art thou the King of the Jews? And he answering said unto him, Thou sayest it.” (Mar. 15:2)
“These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called and chosen, and faithful.” (Rev 17:14)
If a kings line has continued here on earth from the tribe of Judah they don’t have kingship in regards to God’s holy things or over His people.  The Messiah does.

This stone at the Hill of Tara was once used as a coronation stone for the High Kings of Ireland.

What is the Hill of Tara?
There is a claim that the Ark of the Covenant is hidden underneath the Hill of Tara. The Hill of Tara is documented in the 11th-century text ‘The Book of Invasions’ as the seat of the high-kings of Ireland. On top of the hill was something called The Lia Fáil that was served as the coronation stone also known as the Coronation Stone of Tara. According to the legend all of the kings of Ireland were crowned on the stone until 500 AD.
“According to one version of Celtic Myth surrounding the Lia Fail stone, a myth more associated with the Stone of Scone, the sacred stone arrived by a ship belonging to the Iberian Danaan into the ancient port of Carrickfergus about 580 BC. On board was Eochaidh, son of a High King and a descendant of Érimón, Princess Tea Tephi or Scota and the scribe Simon Brauch. Princess Tea also had in her possession an ancient harp, some believe its origins lie in the House of David. The stone was delivered to the Hill of Tara by the three. Scota later married High King Eochaidh, both had previously met each other in Jerusalem. Eochaidh recovered the ancient stone in Jerusalem before the invasion of the Babylonians. It is said all future Irish High Kings/British Monarchs inaugurated by the stone have tried to prove lineage back to the Royal Sage and his wife, Tea Tephi, the original bearers of the stone.” (Wikipedia: Lia Fáil)


If she was Zedekiah’s daughter, did she take the Ark of the Covenant with her?
Let us see if this is a biblical or historical possibility.
The most important part of this issue is that the Bible says nothing about the Ark being taken anywhere. It doesn’t say it was taken to Egypt, it doesn’t say it was taken to Ireland and it doesn’t even say where it went or who hid it. The Bible is completely silent on the matter. And so we cannot present any Biblical proof for this theory. The theory that comes with it, that God wanted to continue the Judean kingdom from the British Isles doesn’t have any foundation in the Bible either. Another important point is how young this theory actually is. It started as late as in the 20th century.
It was a religious-political group called the British-Israel Association of London. It was founded by Edward Wheeler Bird in the 1850s and they believed that the Anglo-Saxon race was descended from the Lost Tribes of Israel. The idea itself had long roots. “According to Brackney (2012) and Fine (2015), the French Huguenot magistrate M. le Loyer’s The Ten Lost Tribes, published in 1590, provided the first expression that “Anglo-Saxon, Celtic, Scandinavian, Germanic, and associated cultures”[6] were direct descendants of the ancient Israelites”
But the British-Israel Association took it a bit further. They had an underlying conviction that because of this fact the British had the right to rule the entire world. It’s important to add that this theory was presented at a time of British imperialism in its prime. They had great hopes for the future and the Messiah coming to join forces with them. It favored, therefore, the British imperialism as God’s will. It was the same people that came up with the theory that the Ark of the Covenant was hidden inside the hill of Tara, the national monument of the Irish people remembering their first known great queen. But they had no historical record to show for or any other evidence than their own speculations. The speculations became so important that they decided the Ark had to be retrieved to prove the British supremacy as Gods chosen people to rule the world. The more they thought about it, the more likely it seemed that the name Tara actually meant Torah pointing to this being the Hill of the Torah or God’s law.
In June 1899, Walton Adams and Charles Groom came to the site to excavate. They had gotten permission to dig by their fellow freemason landowner Gustavus Villiers Briscoe. Many were raged at what they saw as them vandalizing a national monument with their excavation.
In January 1901 a campaign by the people and the media was initiated to stop the excavations at the site, ending the explorations there.
The hill later came under the protection of the state.
The hill was also extensively excavated in the 1950s. There were found burials, cremations and a variety of grave-goods – but no ark.
The author Conor Newman also challenged the myth when he between 1992 and 1995 carried out a non-invasive survey of Tara using modern equipment. The result showed that there could be no Ark hidden under the surface.
All in all the theory had no other support than pure speculation. And no matter how bright an idea seems the more we think about it, it does need more than thought to be proven real. Still, the theory lives on today by many.


The Biblical aspect.
The Bible tells us that God had chosen Jerusalem.
Jeremiah is the person most traditions say had something to do with the Ark’s disappearance, however Jeremiah had been given this prophecy: «For thus saith the LORD, That after seventy years be accomplished at Babylon I will visit you, and perform my good word toward you, in causing you to return to this place.  For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.» (Jer 29:10-11)
So Jeremiah knew very well that the kingdom would continue in Jerusalem after 70 years, and that God would still regard the hills here as His special place. And so Jeremiah would have no reason to panically bring the Ark out of it’s hiding place and drag it all the way to Ireland. Jeremiah still believed and prayed for the future of Jerusalem. If God’s people were faithful at their return they would have been the chosen people and city forever.
The Bible, both the old testament and the new, places Jerusalem as the center of man’s last battle against God here on earth (Ezekiel 38, Zec 14:2; Revelation 16,16(5) ; Joel 3,1-2; Joe_3:16; 20-21 and many other places). This could mean that something in Jerusalem symbolizes God’s kingship or else there would be no need to attack God at this place, nor would God use this place from where He would judge man. It can only be interpreted in two ways, either it is talking about Jerusalem symbolically, as a definition of the people of God, or it’s talking about physically Jerusalem. In no way can it be translated to a new geographical location. It’s either symbolically or the real place.
The British Isles being the new place from where God would reign has no support from Scripture what so ever and it isn’t mentioned in any prophecy regarding the future.
The Ark was the symbol of God’s kingship on earth and it, therefore, was important for them to find it inside the Hill of Tara to support that this was the new place from where God would reign. And to support their elevated claim as His chosen people. However, the absence of evidence and the multiple pieces of evidence that the Ark never left Jerusalem speaks against it.
In the Ark Files series EACH EPISODE is devoted to giving Biblical arguments to not only why the Ark of the Covenant would still be in Jerusalem, but also why Ron Wyatt’s discovery of the Ark of the Covenant is not only biblical but a necessity in order for Bible prophesy to have been fulfilled after the law. All these same biblical arguments speak against the Ark being at the Hill of Tara.

(1) List that shows Tea as my ancestor:  Tea Tephi –> Irial Faidh (King of Ireland) –> Eithriall (King of Ireland) –> Follian (Falach) –> Tighermas –> Eanbotha –> Smiorguil –> Fiacchadh Lamhraein –> Aongus Ollmuchach, King of Ireland –> Maion (Maon) –> Rotheachta King Of Ireland –> Dein [Dan] –> Siorna Saoghalach King Of Ireland –> Oliolla Olchaoin –> Giallchadh King Of Ireland –> Naudha Fionnfail King Of Ireland –> Eochaidh Althleathan King Of Ireland –> Aongus Turmeach -Teamrach “the Prolific” 81st High King of Ireland –> Enda Agneach King of Irland. –> Asaman Eamhnadh –> Rioghean Rudah. –> Fionnloach –> Fionn –> Feidhlioch Monarch of Irland –> Breas-Nar-Lotha of Ireland. –> Eochaidh –> Crimthann Naidh-Nar Monarch of Ireland –> Lugaidh Sriabhn Dearg King of Irland –> Fiocha Fionn Ola King Of Ireland –> Tuathal Feachtmar King Of Ireland [The87 Desired], born in Ireland –> Felim Rachtmar King Of Ireland [The Lawgiver]–> Conn Ceadcatha Monarch of89 Ireland –> The Lonely” Art-Ean-Fhear –> Cormac (Ulfhada) Mac Art –> Fedlimid Fir Urglais Mac Cormaic (Son of Cormac) –> Cathair Mór Mac Feideilmid (Cairbre) –> Fiachu Ba Haiccid Mac Cathair (Fiacha) –> Bressal Belach Mac Fiachu 382 – 436 –> Éndae Niae mac Bressail Bélach 436 -436 –> Dunlaing mac Éndae Niae 410 – 460 –> Ailill mac Dunlainge 435 – 526 –> Cormac Cormac King Of Leinster 498 – 535 –> Coirpre Cairbre King Of Leinster 500 – 546 –> Ukendt Colman Mor King of Leinster 530 – 577 –> Ronan Rigfleith MacColmain, King i Leinster, Irland 554-624 –> Faelan Mac Crundmael Erbuilc Macronan, King of Osraige, brother of king Ronan. 586 – 656 –> Cu Cherca Mac Faelain, King in Osraige, Ireland 643 – 713 –> King; Of Osraige Anmchad mac Con Cherca, King of Osraige 712-760 –> King of Osraige Anmachad Mac Con Cherca 712 – 760 –> King Fergal MacAnmchada av Osraige, Ireland –> Dunghal MacFearghal, King of Osraige, Ireland –> Princess Audna of Orkney Islands og Ireland (f. Kjarvalssdatter) 1000 – 1023 married to Earl av Orkney Island, Hlodver I Thorfinnsson –> Sigurd, Earl of Orkney Islands –> Thorfinn Sigurdsson (Also grandson of King Malcolm II of Scotland) –> Erlend Earl II Thorfinnsson of Orkney Islands –> Gunnhild Kalisson Of Agder (born Erlendsdatter Orkneys) –> Earl Of Orkney St. Rognvald Kali, Jarl Kolsson (Rognvald III) Orkney –> Ingirid Stagbrell “Stay-Brails” (born Ragnvaldsdatter) –> Elin Jarlsmaag Eiriksdatter married to Olav Sveinsson Jarlsmaag –> Baron Tore Olavsson Tinghatt –married to Borghild Håvardsdatter –> Haakon Toresson married to Elin Toresson Bratt til Tomb Tinghatt –> Borghild Haraldson Bolt born Haakonsdatter –> Håkon Ogmundsen Bolt, 1260 – 1346 Knight and King’s councillor . 1309 – 1346.- 1346 –> Sigrid Ogmundsen f. Håkonsdatter Bolt 1280 – 1363 –> Magnhild Skedulfseon f. Andresdatter 1360 – 1413 –> Katarina Wibjørnsdotter (f. Torstensdotter) 1370 – ca.1425 –> Ingrid Kettilsson (født Jensdotter Schanche) 1465 – 1535. –> Ketil Jensson Schancke 1500 – 1566 –> Beritte Simonsson, Mjølla born in Mjâle in Jämtland, Sweden. (f. Kjetils- datter Bjarme) 1540 – 1586. Escaped 1567 during the nordic 7 day war and arrived in Torget in Brønnøy. –> Christen Steenson Schanche 1565-1631, Priest –> Anne Pedersen f.Kirstensdatter 1613- 1680 –> Kirsten Kristensdatter 1647 – 1707 g.m. Married to Heinrich Borchenhagen Baron F. 1632 – 1710 –> Hans Henriksen, Borchenhagen 1665 –> Henrik Hansen 1694 -1755 fra Kleiven, Sømna –> Ole Henriksen 1731- 1796 –> Karen Andrea Eriksen fra Kvalvika ytre. 1771 -1843 –> Elen Katrina gift med Åge Andersen i Mardal, Sømna 1799 – 1886 –> Jonetta Karoline Ågesdatter 1837 – 1911 g. m. Jens Andreassen fra Sømhovd. –> Ole Edwin Haugvik, 1882 – 1982 Haugvika, Mardal, Sømna –> Ole Asbjorn Abelsen –> My mother born 1950
(2) Claimed family tree of Tea Tephi:  Adam –> Seth –> Enos –> Cainan –> Mahalaleel –> Jared –> Enoch –> Methuselah –> Lamech –> Noah –> Shem –> Arphaxad –> Cainan –> Salah –> Eber –> Peleg –> Reu –> Serug –> Nahor  –> Terah –> Abraham –> Isaac –> Jacob –> Judah and Tamar –> Perez –> Hezron –> Ram –> Amminadab –> Nahshon –> Salmon and Rachab –> Boaz and Ruth –> Obed –> Jesse –> David and Bathsheba –> Solomon –> Rehoboam –> Abijah –> Asa –> Jehoshaphat –> Jehoram –> Ahaziah –> Jotham –> Ahaz –>Hezekiah –> Manasseh –> Amon –> Josiah –> Zedekiah –> Tamar (Tea Tephi)
(3) (https://standardbearer.rfpa.org/node/49467)
(4) Can be given if requested.
(5) Armageddon is from the Hebrew Har-Megiddo and means ‘mountain of gathering’ which was the mountain they gathered for the feasts in Jerusalem.


  1. Good day and peace to you. Thank you again for these articles. I do have a question about something that has been stated several times in your article. You have mentioned that King Zedekiah was “murdered” along with his sons. According to Jeremiah 52:11 “ Zedekiah was taken away to Babylon and put in prison until the day of his death”. 2 Kings 25:7 says this same thing. Therefore, he was not killed along with his sons.
    Also in Jeremiah 34:1-5
    Jeremiah tells Zedekiah that he will not die by the sword after being taken away to Babylon, but the he will die in peace.
    Just wanted to share this from scripture so your article can be biblically accurate as I am certain that you want to be.

    In Christ,

    • Thank you for pointing it out and helping me improve this article. I am aware he was not killed at the same time, I only wanted to mention they all died. He, like his sons, died.. not that he died in a similar way, but that he too died. English is not my first language and so I’m sorry I worded myself so clumsy that it actually became a biblical err. I tried to fix it. The two sentences I found (let me know if there were more than the two); I changed in the first sentence the word “murdered” to “died”. And in the second, as we don’t know how soon after being imprisoned he actually died, that he was “in prison”.
      Again Thank you. Even though he died a natural death after being mutilated, to me personally I would not feel like I died in peace if I died mutilated in prison. And so I guess although the Bible uses the word to “die in peace” my association is that his fate (and death) all together are not too favorable or blessed. Neither the memories of seeing your sons murdered. And so I had that in mind when I wrote it. But it is correct as you say that he wasn’t killed by the sword. But that must be the only interpretation of the word “peace” as nothing else about the situation seem peaceful. What do you think? Perhaps he died “in peace” means he may have converted to the Lord before he died? I guess we won’t know for now. According to Ezekiel, it seems like he died during Nebkuadnessars reign, while the other king, Jehoiachin, died later in Evilmerodach reign.
      “And hath taken of the king’s seed (Zedekiah), and made a covenant with him… shall he escape that doeth such things? or
      shall he break the covenant, and be delivered? As I live, saith the Lord God,
      surely in the place where the king dwelleth that made him king, whose oath he
      despised, and whose covenant he brake, even with him in the midst of Babylon he
      shall die. Neither shall Pharaoh with his mighty army and great company make
      for him in the war: … seeing he despised the oath by breaking the covenant,
      when, lo, he had given his hand, and hath done all these things, he shall not
      escape.” Ezekiel 17:13,15-18

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