The Ships of Tarshish

 

Eze 38:13  Sheba, and Dedan, and the merchants of Tarshish, with all the young lions thereof, shall say unto thee, Art thou come to take a spoil? hast thou gathered thy company to take a prey? to carry away silver and gold, to take away cattle and goods, to take a great spoil? 

Tarshish, where was it?
 

The Roman Empire has been brought back to life in these last days) (Revived).
A move towards GLOBALIZATION : Along with the one-world
government movement, social, economic, financial and political trends are bringing about the unification of the globe.
The EU bound together under the Treaty of Rome. The United Nations is an intergovernmental organisation to promote international co-operation and to create and maintain international order. Even religion follows the global path through organisations such as the World-Wide Council of Churches, Ecumenism and the Emerging church.

This suggests that in the last days there will be a New World Order, a one world government, a one world financial system, and a one world church.

This idea is seen by some as a conspiracy theory but without a doubt, this term “New World Order” has been used by many leaders around the world.
The bible teaches about something like this, that will come about in the last days before the coming of Jesus Christ.
We read about this in the prophecies of Daniel and the Revelation of John. It is alluded to in many other places in the scriptures, Paul’s letter to the Thessalonians and Jesus Himself warns us of these events in
Matthew 24.
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It appears that the United Nations, the European Union and the Roman Catholic Church could be part of this New World Order, ruled over by the Antichrist, spoken of in the Bible.

This is one reason that I was happy to vote for Brexit, that Britain leaves the EU and retains its sovereignty.
I would hope and pray that our nation is not involved in following such a man and that the UK would stand against the things that we read about in the scriptures concerning the Great Tribulation.
I pray that Great Britain would be a force for good throughout those times.
Whilst thinking about these things, I was drawn to certain scriptures that speak of a nation that will help during these times and it caused me to wonder. Who could this nation be, that will help Israel at this time.


Isa 60:9  Surely the isles shall wait for me, and the ships of Tarshish first, to bring thy sons from far, their silver and their gold with them, unto the name of the LORD thy God, and to the Holy One of Israel, because he hath glorified thee. 
 

Which nation is this speaking about?

Psalm 72:10 The kings of Tarshish and of the isles Will bring presents; The kings of Sheba and Seba Will offer gifts.
Eze 27:12  Tarshish was thy merchant by reason of the multitude of all kind of riches; with silver, iron, tin, and lead, they traded in thy fairs. 

Eze 27:25  The ships of Tarshish did sing of thee in thy market: and thou wast replenished, and made very glorious in the midst of the seas. 

Isa 2:16  And upon all the ships of Tarshish, and upon all pleasant pictures. 

Eze 38:13  Sheba, and Dedan, and the merchants of Tarshish, with all the young lions thereof, shall say unto thee, Art thou come to take a spoil? hast thou gathered thy company to take a prey? to carry away silver and gold, to take away cattle and goods, to take a great spoil? 


The question it posed to me was, who is Tarshish? Is it possible that the isles and its young lions refer to Great Britain?
Some 19th-century commentators believed that Tarshish was Britain, men such as Alfred John Dunkin who claimed "Tarshish demonstrated to be Britain" (1844), George Smith (1850), James Wallis and David King's The British Millennial Harbinger (1861), John Algernon Clarke (1862), and Jonathan Perkins Weethee of Ohio (1887). This idea stems from the fact that Tarshish is recorded to have been a trader in tin,
silver, gold, and lead  which were all mined in Cornwall and Wales. This is still reputed to be the "Merchants of Tarshish" today by many Christian organizations and Ministries.

 

The evidence put forward for this claim.

Britain has always been a Seafaring Nation.


Eze 27:25  The ships of Tarshish did sing of thee in thy market

The first thing we notice is that Tarshish is referred to as a seafaring nation and it was a nation.

Britain was a  Major exporter of tin.


Eze 27:12  Tarshish was thy merchant by reason of the multitude of all kind of riches; with silver, iron, tin, and lead, they traded in thy fairs. 


A nation that dealt in metals such as silver, iron, tin, and lead.
If we can identify the source of these metals in the ancient world (6th century BC) then it would give a clue about which country is Tarshish in the last days.

All of these metals are in fact found in Britain.
Cornwall was the only major source of tin in Europe for the past 2,500 years. In the 19th century there were 400 mines in Cornwall employing 18,000 people. The last mine closed in 2004. It is also true that the mountains of Wales, just north of Cornwall have been a source of all the minerals listed in Ezekiel 27:12.

Apparently, tin was exported to Spain, a source of copper, which was mixed with the tin to make bronze and then the bronze was exported to the middle East.
This is very likely why most scholars and maps have Spain as the place called Tarshish.
Another reason for believing Spain was Tarshish is the fact that there is a town by the name of Tharsis, 50 kilometres north of Huelva in Spain. However it has also been discovered that this is the result of the influence of British mining concerns which owned  the  giant Rio Tinto Company with mines between Huelva and Tharsis in the 19th century.

The fact that a British mining company in the 19th century called it Tharsis is more likely to point to Britain being Tarshish. 

It is said that “silver, iron, tin, and lead” was mined in Spain.
However, it seems that one of those metals that was not plentiful in Spain and that metal was tin.

 

Britain is known as The Isles

Psalms 72:10 The kings of Tarshish and of the isles shall bring presents: the kings of Sheba and Seba shall offer gifts.
Isaiah 60:9 Surely the isles shall wait for me, and the ships of Tarshish first, to bring thy sons from far, their silver and their gold with them, unto the name of the LORD thy God, and to the Holy One of Israel, because he hath glorified thee.


The Greeks refer to the Cassiterides, or “tin islands”, and describe them as being situated somewhere near the west coast of Europe.
This could not be Spain, which is part of mainland Europe but it could be referring to the British Isles.
Cassiterite is “tin dioxide” from which tin is extracted. The word comes from the Greek kassiteros meaning “tin”.
Silver, iron, tin and lead are all metals found in Britain. According to Roman trading records these metals were only found in three places:
Persia, Iberia and Britannia. Of these three places, only one was an island afar off – Britannia aka Tarshish.

Britain has Young Lions


Eze 38:13  Sheba, and Dedan, and the merchants of Tarshish, with all the young lions thereof,
 

The young lions, or offspring, join with Tarshish to challenge the invasion of Israel by Russia, Iran, Turkey, Libya and Sudan in the last days. They are also associated with Sheba and Dedan whose descendants populated the Arabian Peninsula.
These young lions are said to be the colonies of Great Britain. Australia, America and Canada.
Australia and Canada still recognise the monarch of Great Britain.

Britain has a Connection to Sheba and Dedan (Arabia)
In addition, Tarshish and the young lions must be connected to Sheba and Dedan (Arabia) in the last days. Spain is not connected to Arabia whereas Britain and America have been the great oil-producing and oil marketing merchants. Oil is transacted in US dollars.

The British descended from Tarshish and Elishah, son of Javan, a son of Japheth, son of Noah.

This is mentioned in the Bible.

 

Eze 27:7  Fine linen with broidered work from Egypt was that which thou spreadest forth to be thy sail; blue and purple from the isles of Elishah was that which covered thee. 
 

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The history of Britain can be traced back to the sons of Japheth. Historical evidence strongly suggests the first inhabitants of the British Isles were the descendants of Javan (from his sons Elishah and Tarshish), and of Gomer and Magog. Gomerites are today's modern Welsh. Traditional Welsh belief is that the descendants of Gomer arrived about three hundred years after the flood, and the Welsh language was once called Gomeraeg. The Welsh (Celts) are thought to have created Stonehenge.
Additionally, the descendants of Tarshish (Elishah's brother) appear to have settled on the British Isles in various migrations about the same time.

Genesis 10:4 refers to Tarshish as those of "the isles of the Gentiles."

The Phoenicians traded silver, iron, tin and lead with them (Ezekiel 27:7,12), and Professor Nilson in his book Transactions of the
Ethnological Society of London Vol. 4 (1866) page 255, says that the Phenecians even mention the incredible stone monuments at Stonehenge.
Around 450 B.C., ancient historian Herodotus wrote about shipments of tin coming from the "Tin Isles" far to the north and west.
There is no question that the British Isles, including the northern coast of Spain, were the seat of the tin trade. King Solomon acquired precious metals from Tarshish (
1 Kings 10:22).

English historians assert that British mines mainly supplied the glorious adornment of Solomon's Temple, and in those days the mines of
southwestern Britain were the source of the world's supply of tin.

The name Briton originated from Brutus (a descendant of Elishah), the first king on Britain's mainland, arriving about 1100 B.C.
Two sons of Brutus, Kamber and Albanactus, are referenced in English prehistory. From Kamber came Cambaria and the Cambrians (who integrated with the Gomerites [mostly Celts] and became the present-day Welsh).
The descendants of Albanactus were known as the Albans (or the Albanach whom the Irish commonly called them). Geographers would later call the land Albion.
The Britons (also Brythons), Cambrians and Albans populated the British Isles, which later endured multiple invasions, beginning with successive waves of Celts about 700 B.C. The Celts (or Gaels) called the land Prydain, their name for Briton. Those Celts (descendants of Gomer) integrated with the descendants of Elishah and Tarshish (sons of Javan), creating what some scholars called "a Celticized aboriginal population" in the British Isles.

Some of the invading people groups were Scythians, descended from Magog, who became known as the Skoths or Scots.
The name for the Celts or Cymru was "Weahlas," from Anglo-Saxon origins, meaning "land of foreigners"—Wales. The Welsh still call
themselves Cymru, pronounced "Coomry." Later the Romans referred to the land as Britannia, invading there about 50 years before the birth of Christ.
By the third century A.D., Jutes, Franks, Picts, Moors, Angles, Saxons and other groups were invading from surrounding Europe. In the sixth century A.D., Saxons called the land Kemr (Cymru), and the language Brithenig (Breton).
The Angles eventually conquered Britannia, renaming the territory
Angleland, which became England. Vikings invaded in the 9th century, and the Normans (or Northmen—former Danish Vikings) conquered
England in 1066.

Today, the British Isles are settled by the ancestors of those people groups, which included Gomer and Javan (first inhabitants), plus Magog (later
invasions by various people groups).


Whether or not this is enough evidence to conclude that Britain is the Tarshish referred to in the Bible, is debatable.
However, there does seem more evidence for this than Tarshish being Spain.

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