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The Jewish Refugees Flee to the Isle of Avalon

The Divine Mission to Restore the Lost Sheep (Tribes) of the House of Israel

Part Eleven

Section Two

By Robert Mock M.D.

January 2009



The Return of the Jewish Tin Trader, Joseph of Arimathea

Pontius Pilate, the Druidic Student in Jurisprudence

Symbolism of the Ancient Sadducees and the Modern Secular Zionists Elite

The Invitation to Joseph to Come to Britannia by Prince Arviragus

Traditions of Jesus (Yahshua) in Cornwall and the Isle of Avalon

The Arrival of Jesus’ (Yahshua) Closest Friends to the Sacred Isle of Avalon

The Charter of the Twelve Hides given by the Prince Arviragus to Joseph of Arimathea

The Origin of the Jewish Nazarene Synagogue on Avalon


The Return of the Jewish Tin Trader, Joseph of Arimathea


The life of Joseph of Arimathea has long been a fascination with BibleSearchers, for with this enigmatic Jewish internationalist hung a lot of the responsibility for the safety and protection and destiny of the early Jewish Nazarene Ecclesia as they began their world wide mission on such humble of circumstances.  True, Joseph was wealthy and powerful, and he was also one of the last of the Princes of DavidMost of the Princes of David had been assassinated by King Herod during the waning years of Herod’s life, when paranoia consumed his own soul.


Mary Magdalene landing with Joseph of Arimathea and the Apostles of Yahshua near Marseilles in 35-36 CE


No one was safe around Herod, especially a prince of David, for by Jewish law, only a legitimate prince with complete ancestral lineage from male to male descent to the royal Solomonic lineage of King David through Prince Zerubabbel could be a legitimate King of the JewsHerod the Idumean was not a Davidian and this fact haunted him all the days that he ruled upon the throne of Judea. 


For his safety alone, the life of Joseph of Arimathea was most secure when he was traveling across the Mediterranean to the Cornwall coastline of southern Britain. In Judea, while he was an Elder that sat on the esteemed seat of honor for the descendants of the King David in the Great Sanhedrin, he was honored and secure.


This powerful Roman Decurion was cast out of the Sanhedrin and thrown into prison after his defense of Yahshua HaMaschiach (Jesus the Messiah) in the trumped up nighttime trial in the Court of Hewn Stones, where the Sanhedrin sat in deliberation. Yahshua (Jesus) was first and trial in the Palace of the High Priest, Ananias the Elder.  He would later be taken into trial during the hours before sunrise on the preparation day prior to the eve and High Shabbat (Sabbath) of the Passover.  From then on, Joseph had to blunt the wrath against he and the Nazarenes from the wrath of the High Priest Caiphas with his father-in-law, Ananias the high priest and patriarch of the House of Hanan.


Pontius Pilate, the Druidic Student in Jurisprudence


Image:JPaul Laurens The Death of Tiberius.jpgIn Judea, when Joseph of Arimathea was a member of the Roman Provincial Council under the rule of Pontius Pilate, so he was protected with the power of the governor’s office of the Roman Empire in Judea.  Joseph and Pilate had one other potential private alliance with each other.  Joseph had a long standing relationship with the powerful and elite of the royal family dynasty of the Silurians in southern Wales on the island of Britannia.


“The Death of Tiberius” at the Isle of Capri depicting the Roman emperor about to be smothered under orders of Naevius Sutorius Macro – Painting in 1864 by John Paul Laurens at the Musée des Augustins, Toulouse


At the same time, as Joseph was managing his metal mining interests in Cornwall, Pontius Pilate was also living in Britain as a student studying legal jurisprudence at the famous Druidic universities in the same region. If the Jewish Roman Decurion and the Roman governor of Judea were not friends in the Isle of Britannia, they surely had a bond of association with that exotic Cymric (Celtic) inhabited island. 


Isle of Capri


For both, it was amazing how the Cymric Welch were so akin to the Jews in Judea in life, culture, language and had religion.  Their languages were linguistically so much alike, that they could communicate with ease with each other. Add to that the Celtic Druidic theological aspirations and Pharisee Judaism were so akin in their elevated concepts of the divine, that many scholars then and now feel that they were close cousins to the Jews and no doubt descendants of the ancient Lost Tribes of Israel.


Pontius Pilate was deposed (36 CE) and sent into exiled retirement in the waning years of the rule of Tiberius Caesar.  Ananus the Elder, the Patriarch of the High Priestly family, it is supposed, had a part to play in the demotion and exile of Pilate to Vienne in central France.  


The Resort of the Isle of Capri by Roman Emperor Tiberius Caesar – Photo by Robert Mock


Pilate had been involved in a conspiracy to assassinate the aging and progressively paranoid Roman emperor, Tiberius Caesar, who was living in exiled retirement at the famed resort palace at Isle of Capri south of Rome. This was the trump card of the High Priest Ananias, which he played to the fullest. So in the year of 36 CE, Pilate was now forced into permanent retirement and enforced exile at the Roman resorts and villas in Vienne along the Rhone Valley in central Gaul.  Here the expatriates of the Romans lived in retired ease. At this moment of time, the Roman protection of this Jewish internationalist, Joseph of Arimathea ceased


Pontius Pilate had incurred the wrath of Caiphas and Ananus the Elder, when he sought to block the attempts of this powerful Jewish priestly family from a quick and secret execution of the defiant Jewish rabbi and Prince of David.  Had Yahshua not earlier assaulted the monetary power structure of these corrupt Jewish oligarchs and mafiosos in Jerusalem?  Had Yahshua not expelled their money exchangers working in the confines of the Holy Temple of Herod as they were raking in vast profits into the financial coffers of this Sadducee family?  Were not their secret bank accounts outside the investigation and reach of the average Jewish citizen? 


The Chapel of Mary and her Reputed Tomb Looking towards Ina’s Greater Basilica and in the Distance the Glastonbury Abbey – Photo by Robert Mock


The symbolism of the 1st century and the 21st century Jewish society is today becoming so real and vivid.  The Sadducees and the modern Jewish oligarchs of Russia, the Jewish media moguls, and Jewish Neo-Cons that control the American media, politics, Hollywood, and international monetary financial structures in the world have so much in common; a distain for the covenanted Jewish orthodox who worship the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and the Land of Israel that the God of Israel calls His ownThey have such an unquenchable thirst for power, greed, and controlSo we see a differentiation between the wealth and control of the Jewish rich and the famous and the True Covenanted Jew whose divine purpose was to preserve the Oracles, the Written and the Oral Torah of God, that were given to the Israelites at the Mount called Sinai.  


With his Roman protector, Pontius Pilate, now removed from office and sent to forced exile, and a new Roman governor not yet arrived, the political power of the House of Hanan was vicious and unrestrained. Like a fox in the hen house, the Jewish people were at the mercy of the four Jewish oligarch families, all closely related like the Rothschilds, Rockefellers, the Clintons, Bushes, yes and now the Obama family. The Jewish peasants feared and hated these rulers. They called them, “The Jews”.   This unrestrained contempt by the Jewish populous for The Jews, the controlling Jewish Sadducee aristocratic elite and Jewish oligarchs who controlled and abused their very own people could be witnessed in the testimony in the Talmud which said:


Talmud, Pesahim 57

“What a plague is the family of Simon Boethus; cursed be their lances!

What a plague is the family of Ananos; cursed be their hissing of vipers!

What a plague is the family of Cantharus; cursed be their pens!

What a plague is the family of Ismael ben Phabi; cursed be their fists!

They are high priests themselves, their sons are treasurers,

their sons-in-law are commanders, and their servants strike people with staves.”


Joseph of Arimathea was deposed from the Jewish Great Sanhedrin for blocking the attempts of the high priests, Caiphas and Hanan (Ananus) his father-in-law, from proceeding with the illegal nighttime trial of Yahshua in 30 CE.  The internment of Jesus the Prince of David, who was also the maternal grandson of the Hasmonean Crown Prince Alexander III Helios made Jesus, the heir to the Hasmonean throne, we now witness a fateful clash between the old aristocratic elite of the Hasmonean ruling dynastic family and the new aristocracy of the House of Hanan with their Patriarch, Ananias the Elder and his son-in-law, Caiphas the High Priest. All the Sadducee high priestly dynasties were from the House of Boethus.   They were all true descendants of the House of Zadok, the ruling High Priest dynasty that was started by King David, but they, like their Hasmonean rivals had become corrupt with their power and wealth.


The Glastonbury Abbey near the Jewish Vetusta Synagogue where Joseph of Arimathea lived out his Life – Photo by Robert Mock


The non-high priestly family of the Jewish Maccabee rule began on such noble ideology; to cleanse the desecrated temple of Zerubabbel and to restore the sacrifices to the God of Israel.  Over the centuries, they had become corrupted and were now pawns of the larger forces in the secular imperial world.  Only by bribes and extortion to their overlords, Syria and later Rome, were they allowed a form of a semi-autonomous power. The Maccabees not only wanted spiritual power, by usurping the throne of the High Priest from the family dynasty approved by YHVH God; the House of Zadok, but they also lusted for temporal and political power; and usurped the throne of the House of DavidThus the Hasmoneans became the first Jewish Priest-Kings in Jewish history


In the year of 36 BCE, suddenly there arrived back into Jerusalem the exiled high priestly family of ZadokFor over one hundred and twenty years, they had been living in exile at the Jewish opposition temple at Heliopolis, Egypt.  They continued to offer sacrifices to the God of Israel. And now, they were now being restored, by the favor of Herod the Great, to the throne of the high priest of Israel.  


Symbolism of the Ancient Sadducees and the Modern Secular Zionists Elite


As we scan the Judean landscape, we can evoke the imagery of the modern Jewish secular Labor Zionist elite, whose hands today are funneling money from the coffers of the United States and Europe. These imperial forces were known by the late Pope John Paul II, as the internationalists and economic transnationalists of the Golden Internationale. These Labor Zionist politicians, who have had control of the political affairs of the Zionist State of Israel for over two decades, will now have a new American president, who has little religious affinity to the State of Israel. They have drunk from the chalice are now drunk; for power, greed and control are intoxicating. They also know, if they loose their political control, they will be replaced, for a short time, by a new Jewish elite, who will have temporal and spiritual power


The Chapel of Mary that Enclosed the Ancient Synagogue called the Vetusta Ecclesia that was Enclosed with Wood and Encased in Lead that Preserved it for a Thousand Years – Tomb of Joseph of Arimathea Below – Photo by Robert Mock


According to multiple traditions, into the cauldron of the Jewish international politics strode Joseph of Arimathea, the younger half-brother of the Maccabee Prince, the biblical Heli.  He also was a full Davidian, working as a metal merchant, a Roman Decurion, an Essene, and a secret follower of the rising tide of Messianic Pharisaic Judaism. He rose up in the midst of one of the most trying periods in Jewish history, as a Jewish oligarch and a Prince of David


The traditions about Joseph were that he was a kind and patient man.  Was he a secular Jew? We do not knowThe historical text appears that he was orthodox by the fact that he was returning to Jerusalem about the time of the Jewish Passover.   What we also know was that he was a courageous man, who was willing to go to the defense of his nephew, the Jewish Messiah YahshuaHe gave physical access to the newly constructed family tomb to his now executed nephew, a renowned and popular rabbi, who was seen by the Jewish peasants of Judea and Galilee as the expectant Messiah.  


His nephew, who had just been executed, as one accursed of God by hanging from an execution tree on the Mount of Offense on Mount called Olivet, was destined to be thrown into the pits of debris in the Kidron Valley also as one accursed of God unless a next of kin had the courage to claim his whipped and lacerated body. With great courage, on the part of Jewish decurion, the lifeless body of that young rabbi was placed lovingly in this wealthy rock hewn tomb, befit of his royal descent. It was a direct affront to the power of the Sadducee Dynasty of Hanan and the control they had over the Jewish society in the Roman Province of Judea.


The Jewish pogrom against the Jewish Nazarene leaders was now in full force. They had to flee Jerusalem and move their headquarters to the Jewish dominated maritime coastal city of Caesarea where the Roman Judean government headquarters were located.  There they were protected by the Roman Centurion Cornelius. Joseph and his family and associates were able to move in and out of Jewish society throughout the Roman world, but they were now persona non grata by the Sadducee temple leadership and the Pharisee synagogue leadership, who together instigated the vicious Sauline pogrom against the Jewish Nazarenes.  Their fate was best described by the Vatican Manuscript and was quoted by Baronius in his “Ecclesiastical Annals” ad annum 35.

The Italian Cardinal, Caesar Baronius (1538-1607)


Baronius Ecclesiastical Annals“The same year in which the Acts of the Apostles state that “all except the Apostles were scattered abroad” – records that (in this year) Lazarus, Mary Martha, Magdalene, Marcella their servant, Maximin a disciple, St. Phillip, and Joseph of Arimathea, against all of whom the Jews had special enmity, were banished from Judea and exposed to the sea in a vessel without sails or oars.  The vessel drifted many days in the Mediterranean, being tossed by storms hither and thither, but ultimately arrived safely at Marseilles.”  (Fuller, Book, I., Sec. I, 11-13, Cited by Andrew Gray D.D., Rector of the St. Thomas’ Church, Somerville, Mass, “The Origin and Early History of Christianity in Britain”, London, 1897, pg. 8)


The Invitation to Joseph to Come to Britannia by Prince Arviragus in the ancient city of Massilia (Marseilles) after an unknown stay of weeks or months, a distinguished royal delegation from Britain arrived into the city inquiring of the Noble Decurion”.  Here were men of high estate who arrived from that isle the Romans feared of wild menandsavages who now brought royal greetings from the Royal Silurian throne at Wales.  They brought an invitation to come to the isle and live there in safety. 


The Mediterranean Coastline at de la Mer at Camargue Looking Towards the Fortress Basilica of the Two Maries (Magdalene and Salome) – by Igougo Photos


It was there that they did arrive and did teach the royal Silurian family who became converts of the Jewish Messiah called The Nazarene”.  As surprised as it may be, the Welsh people were expecting Joseph and his delegation, for their supreme spiritual leaders, the Druids, had known and were expecting for decades the arrival of the Messiah called Yesu.  The Italian Cardinal and Catholic Ecclesiastical Historian, the Venerable Caesar Baronius (1538-1607) continues:


Baronius Ecclesiastical Annals“St. Phillip remaining in those parts, sent Joseph with a few companions into Britain to preach the Gospel there and convert the Britons to the Faith. On their arrival they were hospitably received by Arviragus, the king of that portion of the country where they landed. He gave them the island then called Ynys Wydrin or Ynys Avalon, now Glastonbury.  Here they built a small Church of ‘hurtle-work,’ and “here they watched, prayed, fasted, preached,” converting many to the Christian Faith, “having high meditations under a low roof, and large hearts betwixt narrow walls.”  (Fuller, Book, I., Sec. I, 11-13, Cited by Andrew Gray D.D., Rector of the St. Thomas’ Church, Somerville, Mass, “The Origin and Early History of Christianity in Britain”, London, 1897, pg. 8)


It was a magnificent offering of a royal estate, along with the safety and protection from the Roman powers by a noted king of the Royal Silures of Britain, who was also the Duke of Cornwall.  “King Arviragus was the son of King Cunobelinus, the Cymbeline of Shakespearian fame, and according to some British historical scholars, a brother of the renown and most feared warrior of Britain, Caradoc whom the Romans knew in Latin as Caractacus. 


The Fortress Basilica on the Site of the Landing of

Joseph of Arimathea and His Apostolic Associates

at Les Maries de la Mer at Camargue (“France’s Wild West)

– Photo by Robert Mock


From this esteemed lineage over the next two thousand years flowed the royal bloodlines to the Tudor royal lineage of Queen Elizabeth II of England. Arviragus as BibleSearchers will later reveal, was not a name, but a title of the Welsh supreme ruler, who was called “Arviragus or High King”.  As such, in this series, Arviragus was one of several rulers, but in this instance, the Arviragus who gave Joseph and his apostolic companions a Royal Estate was the soon to be elected Pendragon of Britain, King Caradoc, ruler of the realm of the Welsh Silurians in southeastern Wales, near Bath and Glastonbury, England. 


Traditions of Jesus (Yahshua) in Cornwall and the Isle of Avalon

The Mediterranean Beach along the Coastline of Ste. Maries de la Carmoque where Joseph of Arimathea and the Twelve Refugees Landed Near Marseilles, France – Photo by Robert Mock


This was not an invitation from a royal stranger for the business interests of Joseph of Arimathea had brought this Jewish Roman metal merchant magnate to the Cornwall Peninsula and the British province of Devon for many decades. The legends imbedded in the traditions of Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Wiltshire, and Wales were passed down from generation to generation for two millenniums that a young Davidian prince called Yahshua ben Yosef (Jesus son of Joseph) came to this isle in the west in His youth to live, worship, study, and dwell with the ancient Brits.  He also came earlier, as a youth, to work with his famous Uncle Joseph of Arimathea and imported Saraceans (Middle Eastern Jews) who worked the tin mines along the coastline of Cornwall. 



Unknown to them, he was the “foster” grandson of the Prince of Israel and the most prominent Jewish leader in Jerusalem in 30 CE, Jacob ben Matthat.  His grandmother was reputed to be Cleopatra of Jerusalem, the daughter of the last Pharaoh of Egypt, Cleopatra VII. His great grandfather was reputed to be the famous dictator of Rome, Julius Caesar. What was lost or politically left out was that Yahshua’s (Jesus’) mother, the Jewish Davidian Princess Miriam, was the daughter of the biblical Heli, now recognized in Jewish genealogical history as the Hasmonean Crown Prince Alexander III Helios.  This Hasmonean Prince and also a Prince of David was the half-brother of this Jewish Roman Decurion, Joseph of ArimatheaWhat was also left out, his mother, Princess Miriam was also the granddaughter of the High Priest of Jerusalem; Yahshua III.


View of the Mediterranean Sea where Joseph of Arimathea and the Apostolic Pilgrims landed on the Coastline at Ste. Marie de la Camargue taken from the Fortress Basilica of Ste. Marie – Photo by Robert Mock


Arriving years prior, Joseph came with the imperial mining contract representing the interests of the Caesar of Rome to set up the mining camps along the Cornwall central highlands. According to S. Baring-Gould in the book titled, Cornwall” gives us this account of the legends of Cornwall;


S. Baring-Gould“Joseph of Arimathea came in a boat to Cornwall and brought the child Jesus with him, who taught him how to extract tin and purge of it wolfram.  When tin is flashed the tinner shouts, ‘Joseph was in the tin trade.’”  (S. Baring-Gould, “Cornwall” cited by John W. Taylor, “The Coming of the Saints”, pg. 144)


In the 5th edition of the Guide to Penzance, Land’s End and Scilly we find the following historical legendary entry;


Interior of the Fortress Basilica of Ste. Marie de la Camargue – Site of the Sarcophagus of Mary Cleopas and Mary Salome in Room behind Window near Ceiling – Photo by Robert Mock


Guide to Penzance, Land’s End and Scilly“There is a traditional story that Joseph of Arimathea was connected with Marazion when he and other Jews traded with the ancient tin-miners of Cornwall” (Guide to Penzance, Land’s End and Scilly, 5th edition, London, Ward, Lock and Co.)


According to the ancient historian Diodorus Siculus he described the route of the tin traders;


Diodorus Siculus“They that inhabit the British promontory of Belerium, by reason of their converse with merchants, are more civilized and courteous to strangers than the rest. These are the people that make the tin, which with a general deal of care and labour they dig out of the ground; and their being rocky, the metal is mixed with some veins of earth, out of which they melt the metal and then refine it. Then they beat it into four square pieces like a die and carry it to a British Isle, near at hand, called IctisFor at low tide, all being dry between them and the island, they convey over in carts abundance of tin. 


But there is one thing that is peculiar to these islands which lie between Britain and Europe: for at full sea they appear to be islands, but at low water for a long way they look like so many peninsulas. 


The Boat of Joseph of Arimathea south of Marseilles at the Fortress Basilica at Ste. Maries de la Carmogue along the Mediterranean Coastline – Photo by Robert Mock


Hence the merchants transport the tin they buy of the inhabitants of Gaul, and for thirty days’ journey they carry it in packs upon horses’ backs through Gaul to the mouth of the River Rhone.” (Diodorus Siculus, book v, cap. ii, cited by John W. Taylor, “The Coming of the Saints”, pg.143)


Diodorus Siculus - “This tin metal is transported out of Britain into Gaul, the merchants carrying it on horseback through the heart of Celtica to Marseilles and the city called Narbo’ (Narbonne).”  (Diodorus Siculus, Booth’s translation, vol. I, p. 311 cited by John W. Taylor, “The Coming of the Saints”, pg.143)


The Arrival of Jesus’ (Yahshua) Closest Friends to the Sacred Isle of Avalon – 36 CE


It was a sad farewell and Joseph and his faithful band of Jewish orthodox friends as they left the coastline of Gaul on the Atlantic seaboard and traveled across the ancient water barrier between the continent and the “isles of the west” in ancient BritanniaThere on the natural rocky prominence, known from antiquity as St. Michael’s Mount they disembarked to more primitive and private sailing accommodations. 

The Glastonbury Tor on the Isle of Avalon – Photo by Robert Mock


With the royal Silurian delegation, Joseph and the twelve continued on a more treacherous journey heading around the southern tip of Wales and up the Atlantic coastline of Cornwall, heading up towards the western prominence of the island called Wales. Soon they began to travel in and out of marshy islands winding their way in small wooden skiffs along the quiet waterways of the west called the Severn Sea miles inland through the estuary of Brue and the Parrot, they saw ahead their destiny, a cluster of islands of which upon the most prominent island rose a mount whose resemblance brought back memories of Judea and the holy mount called Mount Tabor near the Sea of Galilee. Here was their first imprinted impression of their new home.  At the base of the Glastonbury Tor, upon the Sacred Island of Avalon”, there new home was sheltered by a rich orchard of apples trees.


The Glastonbury Tor on the Isle of Avalon


Upon this island stepped out; Joseph of Arimathea, Lazarus and his sisters Mary Magdalene and Martha, Mary the wife of Jesus’ uncle Cleopas, Salome, Maximin, Trophimus (the “rich young ruler”), Sidonius (Restitutus whose blind eyes were healed by Yahshua), Eutropius, Clean, Saturninus, Marcellus, the maiden of the Bethany sisters, and Martial.  Here upon these sacred and private isles they were surrounded by the protected custody of the most fierce and powerful tribe of all Britain.  Also according to many traditions, Princess Miriam, the biblical Mary, mother of the Jewish messiah, Jesus (Yahshua) also came to this protective isle, for Joseph of Arimathea was appointed by the Apostle John to be the paranymphos or guardian of this sacred treasure of the Hebrew Jewish Nazarenes. 


England travel picture - Glastonbury Tor, UK, photo by localsurferAs Joseph of Arimathea stepped out of the wooden skiff upon British soil and his new homeland, his body, weary from travel, according to tradition, rested his weary body for a moment of time.  Then he thrust his staff into the ground.  At this site, where he rested his staff has been called the Weary All Hill for over two thousand years. According to the ancient Celtic tradition, his staff “became part of the earth, taking root, and in time blossomed.  Historically, it is known as the “Holy Thorn”.


The Glastonbury Druidic Tor


From ancient times this tree was referred to as a phenomenon of nature for it was the only thorn tree to bloom at Christmas time and then again in May.  This thorn tree continued to flourish for over 1600 years. In the era of the Puritan reign of Oliver Cromwell, a fanatical Puritan cut the tree down, between the years of 1649-1660 CE.  Monasteries all over the island were destroyed and desecrated by the forces of Oliver Cromwell. This vast destruction of antiquity included the Glastonbury Monastery which again housed one of the greatest treasure houses of antiquity within its confines. 


Almost a mile away of the Isle of Avalon was a smaller island that was called Inis Wytren (“Glass Island”) which some scholars referred to because surrounding this isle was clear glassy appearing waters. Later, during the Roman era, one of the glass factories that made Britain so famous was built into a thriving industry. Within a few centuries, the islands were transformed into hills and valleys as the whole area was drained by the monks.  The land, though, remained a little swampy, for this entire area was a few feet below sea level. This new homeland of Joseph of Arimathea and the twelve anchorites that became the guardians and caretakers of the former island region soon gained the stature of being one of, or the holiest places in British Christendom. Over the centuries, it is no wonder that this small isle along the western Atlantic coastline of Britain came to be known as the most hallowed ground on earth”, “the Sacred Isle”, and The Motherland”.  (George F. Jowett, “The Drama of the Lost Disciples”, pg. 71)


The “Holy Thorn” Tree reputed from the Planted Staff of Joseph of Arimathea

The Charter of the Twelve Hides given by the Prince Arviragus to Joseph of Arimathea

The British Culdee Nazarene Ecclesia


The weary band of Jewish refuges and disciples of Yahshua HaMaschiach  (Jesus the Messiah) stepped upon the soil of the Isle of Avalon.  There they were greeted by a more august assemblage of British royalty. There was King Guiderius and his brother Prince ArviragusArviragus was the Duke of Cornwall and the future Pendragon of all Britain, Caradoc (Caractacus), of the Royal Silures Dynasty.  It was he, who initially invited these guests, and there with the friendly delegation of Druidic priests and a host of British nobles, they all were most eager to hear about the rumors of the life and mission of the Jewish Davidian rabbi called Yahshua (Yeshua).  The One who had brought the Torah messianic enlightenment to the land of Judea, now had His message of peace brought to this ancient isle.    


The Central House of Worship the Jesus originally Built and Worshipped with the surrounding huts for the twelve anchorites, or guardians of Glastonbury


According also to the British traditions, it was during this time that Prince Arviragus (Caradoc) presented a perpetual gift to Joseph and his band of faithful Jewish messianic followers of YahshuaThis gift included twelve hides of land, a hide for each disciple representing 160 acres per hide, or a total of 1,920 acres.  This gift was recorded in the annals of the ancient British, the official British Royal archives, of which many are still extant today. These records and the details were carefully recorded a thousand years later and documented in the Domesday Book by the royal order of the Norman Duke and first Norman King of England, William Ithe Conqueror in the year of 1086 CE. 


The Scottish Archeologist, E. Raymond Capt made these observations about the land grant that was given to these Jewish refugees from the east.


E Raymond Capt“King Arviragus is recorded as having granted to Joseph and his followers, "twelve hides" of land, tax free, in "Yniswitrin," described as a marshy tract -- afterwards called the "Isle of Avalon." Confirmation of this Royal Charter is found in the official DOMESDAY BOOK of Britain (A.D. 1086) which states:

"The Domus Dei, in the great monastery of Glastonbury, called the Secret of the Lord. This Glastonbury Church possesses, in its own villa XII hides of land which have never paid tax." (Domesday Survey folio p.249b.)


The Tomb Sarcophagus of Joseph of Arimathea in the former crypts below the Flooring to the  Chapel of Mary that was Built over to Protect the Tin and Wood Protected Ancient Synagogue first Built by Jesus the Nazarene  – Photo by Robert Mock


This notable act of the King gave the recipients many British concessions, including the right of citizenship with its privileges of freedom to pass unmolested from one district to another in time of war. The grant was given to them as "Judean refugees." (Quidam advanae -- 'certain strangers' -- old Latin. In later Latin, "Culdich" or Anglicised, "Culdees.") (E. Raymond Capt, “The Traditions of Glastonbury”, pg. 41)


A thousand years later, the Historian of Glastonbury, William of Malmesbury testified in his writings in the year of 1126 CE, that according to the writings of the ancients” which he discovered in the archives in the great library at the Monastery of Glastonbury, that Prince Arviragus (Caratacus) and the tribal population of the Silures were not initially receptive to the Jewish Nazarene faith. As he describes:


The Chalice Well Spring where Yahshua and later Arimathean Refugees lived on the Isle of Avalon  – Photo Robert Mock


William of Malmesbury“In the year of our Lord, 63 (36 CE), twelve holy missionaries, with Joseph of Arimathea (who had buried the Lord) at their head, came over to Britain, preaching the Incarnation of Jesus Christ. The King of the country and his subjects refused to become proselytes to their teaching, but in consideration that they had come a long journey, and being somewhat pleased with their soberness of life and unexceptional behaviour, the king, at their petition, gave them for their habitation a certain island bordering on this region, covered with trees and bramble bushes and surrounded by marshes, called Ynis-wytrin.” (E. Raymond Capt, “The Traditions of Glastonbury”, pg. 42)


What collaborating traditions state later, were that the entire family of King Caradoc (Arviragus) were baptized into the messianic faith of the Jewish Nazarene Culdee Ecclesia at Avalon.  According to Hardynge’s Chronicle, from the 15th century manuscript that was based on earlier works, gives us the rest of the story”.


Hardynge’s Chronicle – “Joseph converted this King Arviragus
By his prechying to know ye laws divine
And baptisted him as write hath Nennius
The chronicler in Britain tonque full fyne
And to Christian laws made him inclyne.

And feve him then a shield of sylver white

A crosse and long end overthwart full perfete

These armes were used through all Britain

For a common syne, each man to know his nacion

And thus his armies by Joseph’s Creacion

Full longafore St. George was generate

Were worhipt here of mykell elder date.”

(E. Raymond Capt, “The Traditions of Glastonbury” pg. 39)


The Atlantic Coastline of Cornwall near the Reputed Tintagel Castle of King Arthur where Joseph and Jesus Sailed by in Route to Glastonbury – Photo by Robert Mock


It was Joseph of Arimathea that gave to the future Pendragon of Britain, the Torah Law of Retaliation and Retribution. With the power of the Divine, it was an honor and a privilege to defend the laws giving freedom to all mankind. Along with this Torah law were given the symbols of the messianic Jewish faith that the sovereignty of the Divine would guide him into battle.  As Caradoc had promised royal protection to the refugees from Israel, Joseph gave him the reverence to the “cross”, the symbol of the execution tree with the crossbar upon which the Messiah was hung. In the most bitterest of battles, over forty in all, the Pendragon Caradoc, the Arviragus or High King” of Britain fought not just for his countrymen, but fought for the sovereign God of IsraelMany scholars claim that Caratacus fought the first Christian wars, but Christian he was not and Christians there were not any.  There was no such thing as a Christian in the first four decades of the 1st century CE. 


Overlooking the Somerset Landscape as Seen from the Glastonbury Tor where Yahshua lived and later Lived Joseph of Arimathea, the Bethany Family along with the Jewish Apostolic Refugees of Yahshua in 36 CE – Photo by Robert Mock


The Pendragon was fighting for the protection that his promises and honor demanded. As history would defend, by the promise against the intrusion of the legions of Rome, the countryside on both sides of the Severn River was held fast by the Cymric Silurian Welsh.  It was a secure zone in which the legions of the Caesars Caligula, Octavian, and Nero were never able to penetrate. The fear of the legions was profound. As they marched across the landscape of Britain, they uprooted and destroyed everything that was Druidic and Jewish. Together in the minds of the Caesars, the Druids and the Jews were one. When Tiberius Caesar exiled the Jews from Rome in 42 CE, he also launched a massive invasion with five of the best generals of Rome upon the Isle of Britannia. It was their military intent to conquer the Island of Britain for Rome and to destroy the religious centers of the Druids and the Jewish Nazarenes, who already were sending waves of missionaries into Gaul that incited the population to fight for their divine rights as freemen.


The Chalice Well Spring where Yahshua built an Oratory Hut Sanctuary for Worship on the Isle of Avalon  – Photo Robert Mock


Later the Romans, Saxons, the Danes and the Normans pillaged and burned to the ground the great universities of the Druids, the later monasteries and church-ecclesia-synagogues of the Nazarenes and later the British Culdee (Refugee) Christians, but never once was the sanctity of the Isle of Avalon defiled by fire, destruction or wonton carnage.  Later authors would describe these lands as territory inaccessible to the Roman where Christ is taught.”  Behind this invincible wall of protection, the disciples of the Jewish Messiah were now seeking to find the Lost Sheep of the House of Israel”.  In spite of war, behind this wall of protection, they were safe under the protection of the Welsh royal Silurian family who unbeknown to them were descendants of the House of Ephraim, the son of Joseph and the House of Judah.


The Origin of the Jewish Nazarene Synagogue on Avalon


Here began the origin of the first Jewish Nazarene Ecclesia on British Soil.  It was mistaken by later Christian scholars to be a Christian Church.  It was rather built and associated with the Jewish Messianic Nazarene faith in Jerusalem with the leadership headed by James the Just (Yacov HaTzaddik) the brother of Yahshua HaMaschiach (Jesus the Messiah). James the Just became the Nasi of the Jewish Nazarene Sanhedrin and the oppositional High Priest of the Jerusalem Nazarene Synagogue


The Glastonbury Abbey and the Sacred Cemetery of the Saints devoted to the Jewish Nazarene faith of Yahshua’s First Apostolic Witness to the Isle of Britannia in 36 CE – Photo by Robert Mock


The British Nazarene Ecclesia during this era was called the British Culdee Nazarene Ecclesia (Congregation). Joseph, the Apostle to the British, was now the international liaison between the British Culdee Nazarenes and the Mother Synagogue in Jerusalem, the Jerusalem Nazarene Ecclesia in Jerusalem


What was even more significant, the Avalon Jewish messianic missionaries to Britain were now under the protection of the British royal Silures family, most of whom were converted by the Prince of David Joseph of ArimatheaThey were taught the Torah precepts of the Jewish messianic faith by Lazarus, the former Nazarene rabbi of Bethany, later the Isle of Cyprus, and now Glastonbury, along with Mary Magdalene, the Apostle to the Apostles, and Martha, later the Apostle to Tarascon in Gaul (France).


With these facts, the first royal family that accepted the Jewish messianic message of the Davidian prince, Yahshua HaNotzri (Jesus the Nazarene) came from the British Isles, three hundred years before the first Roman ruler accepted the mantle of Christianity. The first converts to the British Nazarene Culdees came almost thirty years before the first apostate Roman Christian Church was established and almost thirty five years before the destruction of the Jewish semi-autonomous state of Judea along with the majestic Temple of Herod in 70 CE.  The British Culdee Nazarene Ecclesia came almost one hundred years before the next Jewish messianic uprising in the Bar Kokhba Revolt in 135 CE where the last vestige of National Messianic Israel died and modern (non-Messianic) Judaism arose in its ashes.


The Jewish Tin Mines of Cornwall that were Managed by Joseph of Arimathea the Roman Decurion who was the Great Uncle of Yahshua HaNotzri (Jesus Nazarene) – Photo by Robert Mock


Yet, there was one major differenceThere were no Christians in the year of 36 CEThe word, Christian had not even been submitted to the international lexicon of words or spoken anywhere on the globe.  It first became a word of derision against the Jewish Messianic Nazarene Ecclesia, in the city of Antioch, Syria.  What was even more interesting, it was the city of Antioch that became the home base of the Samaritan false messiah, Simon MagusHe was a senior disciple of John the Baptist who would eventually bring Eastern Christian Gnosticism from the land of Samaria to the imperial city of Rome.  There it became a potent competitor to the Orthodox Jewish Synagogue in Rome, the Jewish Nazarene Ecclesia (home-synagogue) at the Palladium Britannica (Palace of the British).  There Eastern Samaritan Gnosticism emerged as the Roman Christian Church, and eventually the Gnostic apostate Roman Catholic Church.


The Ram of Cornwall near King Arthur’s Reputed Tintagel Castle along the Western Coastline of Cornwall, England – Photo by Robert Mock


The Charter of the Twelve Hides given to Joseph of Arimathea and Jesus’ closest associates made the British Culdees, as they were called, the most senior in the “Apostolic Succession” of the entire world.  This succession came from Jesus the Messiah (Yahshua HaMaschiach), to (à) his brother, James the Just (Yacov HaTzaddik), the Prince of David and Nasi of the Jerusalem Nazarene Sanhedrin, to (à) the Apostle Philip the Apostle to Roman region of Gaul, then to (à) the Roman Decurion, Joseph of Arimathea, the “secret” disciple and now Apostle to the British, who was Jesus (Yahshua’s) own maternal uncle and defender in the Jerusalem Great Sanhedrin, and then to (à)the British Culdee Nazarene Ecclesia.


The British Culdee Nazarenes who eventually were known as the British Culdee Christians carried in their royal charters the undisputed lineage of apostolic succession that would be documented through the centuries.  It was challenged in the Roman Catholic Church disputes as to who was the first and foremost senior of the ancestral ecclesias or churches that believed in Jesus Christ (Jesus the Messiah).  This fact concerning the British Culdee Christians was never successfully disputed over the historical ages either by the Alexandrian Coptic Christians, the Roman Catholic Christians, the Thomasonian Indian Christians, the Antiochian Christians, the Yohanan Ephesian (Johnonian) Christians or any of the Pauline Gentile Christians


There within this quaint English rural town of Glastonbury today, a certain mystic and hallowed reverence haunts its ancient habitation.  The ruins of the Glastonbury Monastery evokes a majestic atmosphere akin to the feeling of entrancement that settles over a pilgrim akin when they arrive at the hallowed lands surrounding the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, Israel.  Suddenly you realize, here was the historical site in which the Rich Man of Jerusalem received the perpetual deed of 1920 acres.  It was to be a site dedicated to Yahshua (Jewish Yeshua and Cymric Yesu) and his sacred mission to search for the Lost Sheep of the House of Israel”. 


Passion Flower at Luckman Park near Glastonbury and Wells – Photo by Robert Mock


Here lived, preached, taught and ministered to the British and Welch Celts were; the Bethany sisters, Mary Magdalene and Martha, with their brother, Lazarus, Aristobulus the brother-in-law to the Apostle Peter, the Apostle Peter, whose apostolic mission was to the whole world, the Apostle Philip, whose apostolic mission was to Roman Gaul, Trophimus who was the “rich young ruler” and did become the leader of the 70 Disciples, the Apostle Simon Zelotes who became the first apostolic martyr on British soil, and Mary Cleopas.  Mary Cleopas, is still a mystery.  She could be a daughter of Prince Joseph the Carpenter’s brother, Cleopas, or she could be a “hidden name” for the Princess of David, Miriam the mother of Yahshua (Jesus) who by a Jewish levirate marriage to Prince Joseph’s younger brother, Prince Cleopas (“Cleopatrus”) became his wife, upon Joseph’s untimely death.  Their children, could have become the biblical “brothers” and “sisters” of Jesus.


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The Jewish Nazarene Culdee Yeshiva and the British Cymric Druids



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Part Eleven


Go to Section One –

Joseph of Arimathea, the Jewish Metal Merchant and Apostle to Britannia


Go to Section Two –

The Jewish Nazarene Refugees Flee to the Isle of Avalon


Go to Section Three –

The Jewish Nazarene Culdee Yeshiva and the British Cymric Druids


Go to Section Four –

The Early Formative and Lost Years of Jesus


Go to Section Five –

The Vetusta Ecclesia – The Ancient Synagogue built by the Hand of God’s Messiah


Go to Section Six –

The History of the Vetusta Nazarene Synagogue (Ancient Ecclesia)


Go to Section Seven –

The Exile of the Ten Tribes of Israel


Go to Section Eight –

The Early Israelite Migrations


Go to Section Nine –

God’s Battle-Axe – Mystery of the Pashtun Israelites of Afghanistan


Go to Section Ten –

The Durrani Pashtun Afghan Bani-Israel Empire and its Legacy –

the Islamic Messiah, the Mahdi and the anti-Messiah, the Dajjal


Go to Section Eleven –

The Israelite-Scythian Migration to Europe


Go to Section Twelve –

Finding a New Home for the Lost Tribes of Israel


Go to Section Thirteen –

Rothschild Sabbatean Zionist State of Israel preparing the Future Home for the Returning Ten Tribes of the House of Israel


Go to Section Fourteen –

The Final Days of the Labor Zionist State of Israel as the

Messiah calls the Lost Tribes of Israel to come Home


Message from BibleSearchers


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