"The sceptre 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." Genesis 49 verse 10

According to Irish tradition and legend, one of the two daughters of King Zedekiah, Tea Tephi married Prince Eochaidh of Ireland who was himself descended from Zerah, the child who had the scarlet thread tied around his wrist in Genesis 38. They went on to become the Irish King and Queen from which the Irish monarchy were descended from. Queen Tea Tephi was one of the so-called Princesses of the Harp who may have carried the Stone of Destiny, Jacob's pillow (see Genesis 28 verse 18, and 2 Kings 11 verses 12-14) over to Ireland which has been used in the coronation of Irish, Scottish and British monarchs for centuries. According to legend, the stone was reverently carried through Egypt, Sicily and Spain, reaching Ireland around 700 B.C. Known in Ireland as Lia Fáil it rested on the hills of Tara where Irish kings were crowned. More specifically, the legend goes that it was taken to Egypt with the Israelites, then to Spain with Jeremiah the prophet accompanying Tea Tephi and her sister Scota. While there are a number of theories about Tea Tephi and Scota, for example some suggest that Scota was the daughter of an Egyptian Pharoah, there is, however, a powerful body of evidence for the ultimate transfer of the House of Judah's monarchic line from David going from Israel to Ireland. Historical documentation claims that Scota married Gaythelos, son of the King of Greece, in Spain, and the stone of destiny went to Ireland with Jeremiah, Tea Tephi, Scota and her sons, Hyber and Hymec. They landed in the north and named it Olister (Ulster). There it became the oracular Coronation Stone of Tara on which, for about a thousand years, the kings of Ireland were crowned. The Scotti tribe in Ireland are said to have their name derived from Scota. Around 500 AD it was taken by them to Argylshire, South Western Scotland, and became the coronation stone of the Scottish kings. It was stolen from Scotland by King Edward I in 1296 and returned to Scotland in 1996, 700 years later by the United Kingdom government. In Ezekiel 21 verses 26-27 it says "Thus saith the Lord GOD; Remove the diadem, and take off the crown: this shall not be the same: exalt him that is low, and abase him that is high. I will overturn, overturn, overturn, it: and it shall be no more, until He come whose right it is; and I will give it Him."

Three times the scepter of Judah will be overturned, then it will remain until Jesus returns to sit on His throne. So the scepter never departs from the tribe of Judah. David never ceases to have a descendant sit on the throne over Israel fulfilling the prophecy of Psalm 89 verses 3-4 "I have made a covenant with my chosen, I have sworn unto David my servant, Thy seed will I establish for ever, and build up thy throne to all generations." The scepter going Judah to Ireland can be regarded as the first overturn. Ezekiel 17:24 could be referring to Pharez as the high tree and Zerah as the low tree, "I the Lord have brought down the high tree, have exalted the low tree, have dried up the green tree, and have made the dry tree to flourish: I the Lord have spoken and have done it." Documentation strongly suggests the King of Ireland having descended from the scarlet thread bloodline; the line of Zerah, and joined to the line of Pharez by Zedekiah's descendants.

The second overturn was from Ireland to Scotland, through Fergus, who sent for Lia Fail (Gaelic), the Stone of Destiny, and had it brought from Ireland to Western Scotland, where he was crowned. The third overturn was from Scotland to England in 1296, and cemented when King James VI of Scotland became King James I of England, continuing to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, who was crowned with the Stone of Destiny present.

The Queen is the 122nd lineal descendant of King David, who is of the tribe of Judah. The royal line of the Messiah comes through the tribe of Judah and continues until His second coming. Note the royal standard above sees King David's Harp (Ireland), the red rampant lion of the Zerah line of Judah (Scotland), and the three lions of the tribe of Judah. It is important also to note that it is documented that King William the Conqueror and the Normans were descendants of Judah which is significant because they introduced the lions emblem to England in the 11th Century. Jesus Christ is the Lion of The Tribe of Judah (Revelation 5 verse 5), and The King of Kings (Revelation 19 verse 16).

The final fulfillment of the prophecy is in the second coming of Jesus Christ to Earth to rule and reign for a thousand years in Jerusalem, (Revelation 20 verse 4) and ultimately forever (Revelation 22 verse 5).

Author Richard Steel.  This article, as well as  genealogy and progenitors of David, is placed on this website by express written permission from the author.  This article may also be found at his personal website:

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