“When all men were of one language, some of them built a high tower, as if they would ascend unto the heavens, but the gods…overthrew the tower and gave everyone his peculiar language… Afterward they were dispersed abroad…and went out by colonies everywhere….there were some also who passed over the sea in ships and inhabited the islands.. Josephus, The Sybil, Antiquities i. 5.
In around 1630 the Irish historian Keating and later in the 19th century a scholarly nun of the name, Cusack, assembled a large number of ancient Irish genealogies, kings lists, and chronologies. Some of these were surviving manuscripts and others had been long lost but their contents could still be found in some form or other in surviving documents.
Some of these documents gave evidence of being of very ancient origin, such as the Cin of Drom Snechta. For example the Book of Leinster states, (1) Cusack.
” Ernin, son of Duach, that is the son of the king of Connacht…it was he that collected the Genealogies and Histories of the men of Erinn in one book, that is, the Cin of Drom Snechta.”
And Duach is recorded to have died in 365 AD, long before the arrival of St. Patrick to the emerald isle. Cusack also notes that the book known as the Cuilmenn was almost forgotten by 580 AD, so it can be presumed its contents are of an even more ancient composition. (2)
Having gone through these many and diverse ancient texts, Keating tells us;
“We will set down the branching of the races of Magog according to the Book of Invasions, known as the Cin Drom Snechta.”
Notice that biblically, Magog is the son of Japheth, son of Noah, So like the ancient Welsh or Britons, the Irish traced themselves through Japheth, and both ancient genealogies mention Magog. This is interesting because Magog is considered to be the father of the Scythians and early Irish chronologers were adamant about the Irish being of Scythian stock.
In Coopers book, After the Flood, he quotes the scholar, Brewer, who noted that there was etymological evidence for this also, and that the Irish were called Scots before they ever colonized Scotland. He also points out that Scot and Scythian bear the same root, Sct, which would have been changed to ysgod in the Welsh and to Scot again in the Saxon.
Cooper also notes that biblical names from the table of nations in Genesis 10, of Baath, Iobaath, Israu and Esra (sru), are found in both the welsh and Irish chronologies but not in the Saxon. The Welsh and the Irish are known by archeological evidence to be Celtic and the Saxon are not and the fact that this difference between the genealogies exists seems to support the idea that these genealogies are based in real history. [see also “the Welsh Chronicles; From Noah to Brutus to Arthur”, this blog https://notmanynoble.wordpress.com/2010/03/03/ancient-british-genealogy-from-noah-to-arthur/; ]
Other evidences and discrepancies could be discussed but for brevity, will be overlooked in favor of looking at another area of ancient European history, usually avoided dogmatically by modern scholarship. That would be the pre Christian pagan Irish Creation and flood stories which had a strong place in their memory, and which they believed to be both historical and recent events. This was true to the point that some of the ancient documents recorded history as it related in time to the creation of the world. For example in the Four Masters, the first colonization of Ireland took place in the 2550 year after the creation of the world. (3) Cusack. It was also recorded that this first colony was wiped out by plague and the area it was said to have existed is to this day called Tallaght, which means a graveyard of plague victims.
Finally, the wealth of physical and historical evidence which corroborates a straight forward view of Biblical history is formidable in reality,but almost nonexistent in the public school system, which of course gets its fodder from the halls of American academia, the secular colleges. These systems of education have fallen to the default religion of atheism, which is no friend to Jesus Christ and intolerant of any truth or evidence which either supports the Bible, or contradicts its own dictum’s,
Sad, but true. In secular revisionism there is no Arthur, nor flood, nor Noah or Christ…and a wealth of information is buried to keep it that way. Have a great Christmas Season this year and remember, Christmas means, Christ sent. [a abbreviated genealogy follows the foot notes]
[See also, The Global Existence of the Flood Story; https://notmanynoble.wordpress.com/2009/12/07/the-global-existence-of-the-flood-story/ ]
[Main source work; Cooper, After the Flood, New Wine Press]
(1) Cusack, The Illustrated History of Ireland, 1868
(2) The Book of Leinster is kept in the library of Trinity College, Dublin
(3) Cusack p.58
Fraimaint 1450 BC
Nemedius=Macha 1145 BC