OK, readers from the UK may have heard all about this, many others probably have not, but there have been many books written about the subject and there are many websites about it. There is a theory that the stone Jacob (Stone of Scone) rested his head on and had visions of angels going up and down the ladder/stairway to heaven eventually was brought to Ireland/Scotland and the throne was built around it. What do you think? Leave a message. I have no idea if it is true or not, but it is fascinating.
A very short form of the story is that after Jacob freaked out about the stone and place, saying it was the gateway to heaven (Gen 28) he anointed the stone and made it an altar. He then brought it with him and it later got carried into Egypt. When Moses brought the Hebrews out of Egypt, he brought that same stone, the stone the builders rejected because it had a crack in it (that is why it was left on the ground for Jacob to find). When God told Moses to strike “the” stone, he was referring to that stone. Why would God say “the” stone if there was not some special stone? Water flowed out of the stone, a symbol of several things; Christians see the symbol of Jesus and the river of life flowing out of him, whereas Jewish traditions see other.
“”In both instances where the ‘Lord’ provided water from the rock, there is not the slightest indication that there was any selection, or indication of preference for any certain rock in the vicinity of Kadish, or that one was not already chosen, and in their midst. It is clear, also, that at the very first mention of water for the people from this “rock,” all that was necessary (as a preparatory measure) was for the ‘Lord’ to say to Moses, “speak to the rock.” Also, when the people were commanded to “gather before the rock,” they clearly understood which rock it was, so that in all the great company, no explanations were necessary. Therefore, it must have been among them before this event, and well known to them.” From United Hebrew Congregation website http://www.uhcg.org/Jacob-pillar/jac-OvrVw.html
There must have been something very significant about that rock, for God was so angry he punished Moses by not allowing him into the promised land. What an incredible punishment for such a small infraction—well not if it was in fact Jacobs Stone.
Between 745-721 B.C. we know the northern Ten-Tribed Kingdom of Israel (known as the House of Israel), together with a larger portion of the southern Kingdom of Judah (known as the House of Judah) were taken into Assyrian captivity (II Kings 17:3-6). Archaeological tablets found in the excavations of the Assyrian Royal Library at Nineveh have indicated that a majority of the Israelites escaped. Some traveled around the southern end of the Black Sea into the Danube River Valley and the Carpathian Mountains; others went by way of the Dariel Pass through the Caucasus Mountains, into the Steppes of Southern Russia. http://www.uhcg.org/Jacob-pillar/jac-OvrVw.html
God promised a descendant of King David would always be on the throne. During the many years the Jews were taken to Babylon, there was no throne or nation down south, but many believe some Jews went up north to what is now Ireland/Scotland. Most Kings of the UK were crowned on the throne that is built over the Stone of Scone, or Jacobs Stone. That would mean that Jewish leaders were on the throne continually from the days prior to Babylonian captivity until now. Hard to believe? Queen Victoria wrote in a letter that she was of Jewish decent. Like I say, I have no idea if it is true, but many leaders of the UK believed it was true.
Some say it was the tribe of Dan that escaped, and that is why so many places have the word “Dan” as part of the name, including the Danube River.
There are dozens of pieces of circumstantial evidence that show this theory could be true, much too much to list here. If you are interested, just type “Stone of Scone” or “Jacob’s Stone” into a search engine and volumes will come up for you to read.
Encyclopedia Britannica says that the stone under the throne was taken from an area in the UK, not from Israel, as reported by scientists who took a sample of it. So this could mean the whole theory is false, or it could mean that the real stone was stolen in years past and is hidden somewhere. It is apparently true that the stone under the throne was stolen back and forth between kings of the UK a number of times—apparently powerful people believed that it really was Jacob’s Stone, and may have believed it had magical qualities.
Leave a comment, have you heard of this? Do you think it could be true?
- Elizabeth II’s Achilles’ Heel (jhaines6.wordpress.com)