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Sunday, March 25, 2012

Remnants III

Isaiah 15:9 (Dimon)

For the waters of Dimon shall be full of blood: for I will bring more upon Dimon, lions upon him that escapeth of Moab, and upon the remnant of the land.

Isaiah 16:14 (Moab)

But now the LORD hath spoken, saying, Within three years, as the years of an hireling, and the glory of Moab shall be contemned, with all that great multitude; and the remnant [shall be] very small [and] feeble.

Isaiah 17:3 (Syria)

The fortress also shall cease from Ephraim, and the kingdom from Damascus, and the remnant of Syria: they shall be as the glory of the children of Israel, saith the LORD of hosts.

Isaiah 37:4 (Judah), 31 (Judah), 32 (Jerusalem)

It may be the LORD thy God will hear the words of Rabshakeh, whom the king of Assyria his master hath sent to reproach the living God, and will reprove the words which the LORD thy God hath heard:  wherefore lift up [thy] prayer for the remnant that is left.

[That verse (above) is in reference to the remnants of Judah in the time of king Hezekiah.  Apparently Hezekiah feared the Assyrians (to which he was nevertheless allied).  He sent representatives to the holy man and prophet, Isaiah, asking him to pray to his (Isaiah's) God -- for Judah.  Isaiah then later makes reference to Hezekiah's god (which is obviously not the same entity).  Isaiah also preaches to the king, and instructs him to pray to the Almighty, which he does.  The verses then explain that Judah was spared from destruction by the Assyrians.]

And the remnant that is escaped of the house of Judah shall again take root downward, and bear fruit upward:

For out of Jerusalem shall go forth a remnant, and they that escape out of mount Zion: the zeal of the LORD of hosts shall do this.

Isaiah 46:3 (including the entire chapter)

Bel boweth down, Nebo stoopeth, their idols were upon the beasts, and upon the cattle: your carriages [were] heavy loaden; [they are] a burden to the weary [beast].

They stoop, they bow down together; they could not deliver the burden, but themselves are gone into captivity.

Hearken unto me, O house of Jacob, and all the remnant of the house of Israel, which are borne [by me] from the belly, which are carried from the womb:

And [even] to [your] old age I [am] he; and [even] to hoar hairs will I carry [you]: I have made, and I will bear; even I will carry, and will deliver [you].

To whom will ye liken me, and make [me] equal, and compare me, that we may be like?

They lavish gold out of the bag, and weigh silver in the balance, [and] hire a goldsmith; and he maketh it a god:  they fall down, yea, they worship.

The bear him upon the shoulder, they carry him, and set him in his place, and he standeth; from his place shall he not remove:  yea, [one] shall cry unto him, yet can he not answer, nor save him out of his trouble.

Remember this, and shew yourselves men: bring [it] again to mind, O ye transgressors.

Remember the former things of old: for I [am] God, and [there is] none else; [I am] God, and [there is] none like me,

Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times [the things] that are not [yet] done, saying, "My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure:

"Calling a ravenous bird from the east, the man that executeth my counsel from a far country: yea, I have spoken [it], I will also bring it to pass; I have purposed [it], I will also do it.

"Hearken unto me, ye stouthearted, that [are] far from righteousness:

"I bring near my righteousness; it shall not be far off, and my salvation shall not tarry: and I will place salvation in Zion for Israel my glory."

[Isaiah Chapter 45 is also excellent, as is the entire book.]

Remnants II

2Chronicles 30:6

So the posts went with the letters from the king and his princes throughout all Israel and Judah, and according to the commandment of the king, saying, Ye children of Israel, turn again unto the LORD God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, and he will return to the remnant of you, that are escaped out of the hand of the kings of Assyria.

2Chronicles 34:9

And when they came to Hilkiah the high priest, they delivered the money that was brought into the house of God, which the Levites that kept the doors had gathered of the hand of Manasseh and Ephraim, and of all the remnant of Israel, and of all Judah and Benjamin; and they returned to Jerusalem.

[There is a very clear distinction within the scriptures, between remnants of Israel and of Judah or anyone else. The first verse above also states that it was Israel (not Judah) which escaped from Assyrian captivity.]

Isaiah 1:9 (Judah and Jerusalem, in the days of kings Hezekiah, etc.)

Except the LORD of hosts had left unto us a very small remnant, we should have been as Sodom, [and] we should have been like unto Gomorrah.

Isaiah 10:20, 21, 22

And it shall come to pass in that day, [that] the remnant of Israel, and such as are escaped of the house of Jacob, shall no more again stay upon him that smote them; but shall stay upon the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, in truth.

The remnant shall return, [even] the remnant of Jacob, unto the mighty God.

For though thy people Israel be as the sand of the sea, [yet] a remnant of them shall return: the consumption decreed shall overflow with righteousness.

[So, it is apparent that the "remnant of Israel" is the same as the "remnant of Jacob".]

Isaiah 11:11, 16 (regarding time)

And it shall come to pass in that day, [that] the Lord shall set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea.

And there shall be an highway for the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria; like as it was to Israel in the day that he came up out of the land of Egypt.

[So, the "remnant of Israel" who are the "remnant of Jacob" (and the people who escaped Assyrian captivity) are the Lord's "people".  Also the scripture clearly states that the Lord will recover his people at least twice ("the second time").]

Isaiah 14:22, 30 (Lucifer's seed, Babylon, Syria, Palestina; including the entire chapter)

For the LORD will have mercy on Jacob, and will yet choose Israel, and set them in their own land: and the strangers shall be joined with them, and they shall cleave to the house of Jacob.

And the people shall take them, and bring them to their place: and the house of Israel shall possess them in the land of the LORD for servants and handmaids: and they shall take them captives, whose captives they were; and they shall rule over their oppressors.

And it shall come to pass in the day that the LORD shall give thee rest from thy sorrow, and from thy fear, and from the hard bondage wherein thou wast made to serve,

That thou shalt take up this proverb against the king of Babylon, and say, How hath the oppressor ceased! the golden city ceased!

The LORD hath broken the staff of the wicked, [and] the sceptre of the rulers.

He who smote the people in wrath with a continual stroke, he that ruled the nations in anger, is persecuted, [and] none hindereth.

The whole earth is at rest, [and] is quiet: they break forth into singing.

Yea, the fir trees rejoice at thee, [and] the cedars of Lebanon, [saying], Since thou art laid down, no feller is come up against us.

Hell from beneath is moved for thee to meet [thee] at thy coming: it stirreth up the dead for thee, [even] all the chief ones of the earth; it hath raised up from their thrones all the kings of the nations.

All they shall speak and say unto thee, Art thou also become weak as we? art thou become like unto us?

Thy pomp is brought down to the grave, [and] the noise of thy viols: the worm is spread under thee, and the worms cover thee.

How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! [how] art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!

For thou hast said in thine heart, "I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:

"I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High."

Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.

They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, [and] consider thee, [saying, "Is] this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms;

[That] made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; [that] opened not the house of his prisoners?"

All the kings of the nations, [even] all of them, lie in glory, every one in his own house.

But thou art cast out of thy grave like an abominable branch, [and as] the raiment of those that are slain, thrust through with a sword, that go down to the stones of the pit; as a carcase trodden under feet.

Thou shalt not be joined with them in burial, because thou hast destroyed thy land, [and] slain thy people: the seed of evildoers shall never be renowned.

Prepare slaughter for his children for the iniquity of their fathers; that they do not rise, nor possess the land, nor fill the face of the world with cities.

For I will rise up against them, saith the LORD of hosts, and cut off from Babylon the name, and remnant, and son, and nephew, saith the LORD.

I will also make it a possession for the bittern, and pools of water:  and I will sweep it with the besom of destruction, saith the LORD of hosts.

The LORD of hosts hath sworn, saying, "Surely as I have thought, so shall it come to pass; and as I have purposed, [so] shall it stand:

"That I will break the Assyrian in my land, and upon my mountains tread him under foot: then shall his yoke depart from off them, and his burden depart from off their shoulders.

"This [is] the purpose that is purposed upon the whole earth: and this [is] the hand that is stretched out upon all the nations.

"For the LORD of hosts hath purposed, and who shall disannul [it]? and his hand [is] stretched out, and who shall turn it back?"

In the year that king Ahaz died was this burden.

Rejoice not thou, whole Palestina, because the rod of him that smote thee is broken: for out of the serpent's root shall come forth a cockatrice, and his fruit [shall be] a fiery flying serpent.

And the firstborn of the poor shall feed, and the needy shall lie down in safety: and I will kill thy root with famine, and he shall slay thy remnant.

Howl, O gate; cry, O city; thou, whole Palestina, [art] dissolved:  for there shall come from the north a smoke, and none [shall be] alone in his appointed times.

What shall [one] then answer the messengers of the nation? That the LORD hath founded Zion, and the poor of his people shall trust in it.

["...the LORD hath founded Zion, and the poor of his people shall trust in it..."  To me, this means that a 'Zion' not founded by the Lord God, is not to be trusted.  'Zion' as we know it, was founded by the Jews (not by Israel); they presently inhabit the land called "Israel" -- but scriptural "Israel" is not a land, it's a people.  The Jews also refer to themselves as the "chosen ones"; but they are clearly not the chosen people of God.]


All of the following references (taken from my old Strong's Concordance and read from the KJV Bible) are of ISRAEL (unless otherwise specified).

2Chronicles 30:6

Isaiah...........1:9 (Judah and Jerusalem in the days of kings Hezekiah, etc.)
.....................10:20, 21, 22
.....................11:11, 16 (both regarding time)
.....................14:22,30 (Lucifer's seed, Babylon, Syria, Palestina)
.....................15:9 (Dimon)
.....................16:14 (Moab)
.....................17:3 (Syria)
.....................37:4 (Judah), 31 (Judah), 32 (Jerusalem)

.....................11:23 (Anathoth)
.....................15:11 (Jeremiah)
.....................25:20 (Ashdod)
.....................31:7 (see verse 37: seed of beast)
.....................39:9 (Jerusalem)
.....................40:11 (first mention of the remnant of Judah in this book), 15
.....................41:16 (Ishmael)
.....................42:2, 15 (Judah), 19 (Judah)
.....................43:5 (Judah)
.....................44:12 (Judah), 14 (Judah), 28 (Judah)
.....................47:4 (Caphtor), 5

Ezekiel.........5:10 (Jerusalem)
.....................6:8 (inhabitants of the mountains of Israel)
.....................14:22 (Jerusalem)
.....................23:25 (Jerusalem)
.....................25:16 (Philistines)

Joel.............2:32 (God's people)

Amos...........1:8 (Philistines)
.....................5:15 (Joseph)
.....................9:12 (Edom)

...................4:7 (her that halted)
...................5:3 (his brethren), 7 (Jacob), 8 (Jacob)
...................7:18 (his heritage)

Habakkuk....2:8 (the people)

Zephaniah....1:4 (Baal)
....................2:7 (Judah), 9 (God's people)

Haggai........1:12, 14 (the people)

Zechariah.....8:6, 12 (this people)

Matthew......22:6 (God's people)


Revelation......11:13 (Jerusalem)
........................12:17 (of her seed)
........................19:21 (armies of the beast and of the kings of the earth)

The following are other references to "remnants" in the Bible.

Exodus.........26:12 (curtains?)

Leviticus.......2:3 (meat or sacrificial offerings)
......................5:13 (meat or offerings)
......................14:18 (meat or offerings)

Deuteronomy......3:11 (giants)
............................28:54 (God's children)

Joshua...........12:4 (giants)
......................13:12 (giants)
......................23:12 (these nations)

2Samuel..........21:2 (Amorites)

1Kings.........12:23 (the people)
.....................14:10 (house of Jeroboam)
.....................22:46 (Sodomites)

2Kings.........19:4 (Judah), 30 (Judah), 31 (Jerusalem)

1Chronicles.....6:70 (sons of Kohath)

UPDATE: Found two more references for the term, "remnant", both in the same chapter (Ezra 9). These are quite intriguing, and I don't understand why my Strong's Concordance didn't list them. I found them when I was looking at references for another term, "mingling".  "Mingling" in the scriptures, refers to mixing.  In this case, as in many others, it means the mixing of 'holy' (or 'good') "seed" (seed being a reproductive term here) with that which is unholy or evil.  Israel (repeatedly described in scriptures as God's people) is forbidden to "mingle" with the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Ammonites, Moabites, etc. -- anyone of the 'serpent's seed'.

I also found another quite interesting verse, in Jeremiah 31:27 -- "Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will sow the house of Israel and the house of Judah with the seed of man, and with the seed of beast."

I've often said, that the "beast" in Revelation prophecy is refering to a Hybrid species of Human beings.  It's logical, since only Human beings are made "in God's image".  Bestiality is strictly forbidden in scriptures, but the Canaanites practiced it along with all the other abominations they were so fond of.

Jews often point out that Israel was taken captive by the Assyrians (always blaming the Israelis for that "punishment" by God), but they never admit that Judea was allied to the Assyrians, and that they in fact made war on their brothers, Israel, and sold their war prisoners into Assyrian slavery.

Hezekiah the king of Judea nearly had a nervous breakdown, because the Assyrians to whom he was allied politically, sought to destroy Judea, and to take it for themselves to rule.

The king sent for Isaiah (I believe it was him) for advice and intercession with Isaiah's God (which was obviously not the same one as Hezekiah's god).  Only by following Isaiah's advice, and praying to the Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, was Judah spared from ownership by the Assyrians.

In Titus (New Testament), it is clearly expressed what liars the Jews were in those times. And I believe that the same sentiment holds unfortunately true of most of their leadership even today.

And while Israel did mingle with and pick up bad habits (both spiritual and material) from their captors / persecutors (Assyria), the bible is clear that God does forgive Israel when they realize and repent from their sins.  He stated that He would form a "new covenant" with them -- and He did.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

More Roots Research

Apparently more evidence suggesting that John Sevier was indeed Basque (I'd suspected such was the case, judging from the circumstantial evidence).  The Basques themselves claim him as their own, so I believe it now.  Also in the first link, is evidence strongly validating my belief and that of many others, that Sevier was indeed directly related to St. Francis Xavier.  This link quotes information claiming that John Sevier was descended from Francis' brother, Phillip.  Francis' brothers (he had at least two) are known to have been much older than him (~10-15 yrs).  So, that would make Francis Xavier our grand-uncle, many times (~11 or so, give or take a few generations) removed.

I'm looking into the Gerneaux lineage too (Gano, etc.), to see if they were Basques too.  I believe they were what would've been known at the time, as "Walloons" (French/Dutch).  I'm not sure if there is/was any connection between the Walloons and the Basques.  I know that we also have some Welsh (Mary Elizabeth Williams, wife of the New Jersey founder, John Denman).

Dad's yDNA (R1b1a2) is Celtic, ancient Western, Antlantean European.  I'm planning to read up on the Egyptian royalty, Pharoahs, etc. --- especially king Tut, who is rumored to have the same yDNA.  I believe if king Tut's DNA was M-269 (R1b1a2), then his father at least must have been a Caucasoid.

I found an awesome three-volume tome by Joseph Dillaway Sawyer, called, "The History of the Pilgrims and Puritans", c1922.  In it, he makes the amazing assertion that Vikings settled in America many hundreds of years prior to Columbus' voyage.  This book also speaks of the Witch Trials, William Stoughton, and Judge Samuel Sewall.  Quite a nice find, imo (and very lavishly illustrated throughout, with old, historical engravings, maps, and document facsimilies).

He explains the very small part that Puritans had in the Slave Trade (Cotton Mather and his ilk owned slaves, but otherwise the first slaves brought to America by Puritans were ones they rescued from being thrown overboard in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, by ~purchasing them, lol).

He also explains in great depth, the relations between the Native Americans and the earliest colonists.  He ends the entire work, with a call for justice and fair treatment for "Indians".  He recognized that they'd not always been treated fairly by the American federal government (and some individuals), yet he describes their characteristics and customs very accurately without resorting to romanticism or idealism.


I was reading in a book about Canadian obstetrics of the early 20th Century, that ~Protestant doctors considered the lives of pregnant mothers to have ~priority over the lives of their unborn babies, and I concur.  I've always believed that way myself, and don't understand people who can't value the lives of adult women / wives.

That's not to say they didn't value the babies' lives too, however.  It was ~Huguenot doctors, who invented the forceps, which at the time saved many lives, both of mothers and babies.  Forceps helps deliver babies when in breech presentation, or when their heads are too large to pass through the mothers' pelvises.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

True Daughters of the American Revolution Don't Need "Certification"

Been trying to figure out what happened to Daniel Denman during the Revolution in Georgia Colony; and why he didn't return to New Jersey.  Georgia was difficult to take from the British, as they had quite a tight grip on the region.  Also they were bounded by loyalist Florida to the South, and by mostly hostile Indians from the West and North.  I suspect he was killed in action, badly injured, or maybe went missing during the war.

I came across some information showing that Daniel's brother, John, fought at the victorious Battle of King's Mountain alongside another direct ancestor, John Sevier (who was a Colonel throughout the War).
(Here, both men are listed on the same roster.  Sevier's great-granddaughter later wound up marrying John Denman's grandnephew, lol.)
(This article claims many Loyalists were wealthier and more educated than American Patriots, and that their departure after the War had some deleterious effect on America.  I doubt it; sounds like BS to me.  Many of the Patriots were just as wealthy and educated as the Loyalists.  They simply held different values.  The Loyalists received ~favor from the British government; while the Patriots generally received only ~grief from the same entity.

The reasons for discrimination by the Government, had much to do with politics and religion.  For example, the Puritan protestants tended to speak out against Slavery, in which the British government was very much involved.  Their Protestant brothers and sisters from the European mainland, the Huguenots, had often in fact been enslaved by the Roman Catholic church during the Inquisitions, etc.  Their men were sent to the galleys, their women forced to work, while their children were stolen from them and raised as second-class Catholics.

However, institutionalized Slavery, and the Slave Trade, gave the British government a great deal of economic power.  Economic power also motivated Britain to dominate the Southern Colonies, including Georgia.  First Lord Thomas Denman, Chief Justice of Britain, spoke out in writing, against Slavery.  I'm not sure how we are related to him, but I know for certain that we are somehow.)
("He spoke frequently in favour of whig principles and for measures of legal reform, such as the abolition of the death penalty for forgery and the allowance of counsel to persons charged with felony. He brought forward a motion in favour of negro emancipation (1 March 1826), and supported Brougham's motion for an inquiry into slavery in the West Indies (19 May 1826). He also presented petitions in individual cases of hardship — Thomas Davison's, tried for a blasphemous libel (23 Feb. 1821); Richard Carlile's (8 May 1823); and the Walsall mechanics', petitioning against the Combination Laws."

"Never a great lawyer, he was ardent in the cause of law reform, even making private suggestions to the home office when points struck him in the course of his practice. By comparison with his four great predecessors in the chief justiceship he appeared a weak judge, yet by his judgment he did much to secure individual liberties, notably in Stockdale's and O'Connell's cases. As a politician he was, though occasionally violent, honourable and completely consistent; as a philanthropist he was ardent and untiring. He was witty and agreeable; a good French and an excellent classical scholar. His eloquence is of a rather stilted and artificial character, and his delivery, though imposing, was histrionic. But it was for his high moral character and his attractive personality that he was most esteemed.  Sir Francis Doyle says he was 'beloved by every one who knew him.'  His lifelong friend Rogers in 1853, seeing some of the verses Denman still could copy and send to his friends as a remembrance of himself, kissed the handwriting.  'To have seen him on the bench,' wrote his friend, Charles Sumner, 'in the administration of justice, was to have a new idea of the elevation of the judicial character.'")


This seems like an interesting 'history' blog:

John Denman ~~~~~~ Judith Stoughton
John Denman ~~~~~~ Sarah Hollander
John Denman ~~~~~ Marie Madeleine Gerneaux (Mary Gano)
John Denman ~~~~~~ Mary Elizabeth Williams
Daniel Denman ~~~~~~ Deborah Scudder
James Denman ~~~~~~ Claranna Wellborn
Blake Denman ~~~~~~ Neaty [Fernita] Elston
William C. Denman ~~~~~~ Sarah (Sallie) J. Crankfield
Isaiah ("Isaac") Cranfield Denman ~~~ Lillie V[irginia] Bassett
Vernon Winters Denman ~~~~~~ Lillie Yarbrough
Leon Conway Denman ~~~~~~ Betty Jo Thompson
Debra Ann Denman (me)
Odessa Lynn Denman
Barbara Alice Denman
Of these, James Denman was certainly an enlisted Revolutionary soldier; and I believe his father, Daniel Denman was also involved in that war.
Don Juan de Xavier ~~~~~~ Marie Maris
Valentine Xavier ~~~~~~ Mary Smith
Valentine Sevier ~~~~~~ Joannah Goade
General John Sevier (nee Jean Xavier) ~~~~~~ Sarah Hawkins
Elizabeth Hawkins Sevier ~~~~~~ Major William H. Clark
Elizabeth Sevier Clark ~~~~~~ John Elston
Neaty Elston ~~~~~~ Blake Denman
William C[lark? or Conway?] Denman ~~ Sarah J. Crankfield
Isaiah ["Isaac"] Cranfield Denman ~~~~~~ Lillie V[ernon?]
Vernon Winters Denman ~~~~~~ Lillie Yarbrough
Leon Conway Denman ~~~~~~ Betty Jo Thompson
Debra Ann Denman [Me]
Odessa Lynn Denman
Barbara Alice Denman
Of these, John Sevier and William H. Clark were Revolutionary soldiers.  Of course, I'm sure there were at least several others on my direct lineage, which I simply havent proven yet, whose names are likely not shown here.  For example, John Elston's father or grandfather; and men on my mother's side of the family tree.