Where Did the Celts Come from?

While much has been written on the arrivalof the Danes, Angles, Saxons and Normans to the British Isles, few have explored the origins of the people who occupied the land before them. Just where didthe Celts come from? After the decline of the Roman Empire, around410 AD the Angles and Saxons began moving from mainland Europe and settling all acrossEngland and lower parts of Scotland. By the 9th Century the Danes started buildingsettlements around the British Isles and in the early part of the 11th Century, in 1066,the Normans invaded. Long before all of this, the Celts were livingin the British Isles, they had arrived centuries before even the Romans were established inEurope. If you visit the British Isles today youmay well come across a Celtic revival as the National Curriculum in Wales requires allstudents to learn the Welsh language.This ancient language is a branch of the widerCeltic languages spoken along the western isles of Scotland, Ireland, Cornwall and Brittany. Historians have traditionally seen the Celtsas just another Germanic tribe that migrated west from central Europe but a relativelynew scientific study has found genealogical evidence to the contrary. Dr. Mark Jobling from the Department of Geneticsat the University of Leicester published a journal on the Y-chromosomal lineage of theCelts. In this journal the lineage of European maleY chromosomes were tested and analysed with DNA evidence strongly supporting the theorythat Celtic men “spread from a single source from the Near East” or Middle East as itis more commonly called. What is fascinating about the findings inthis journal is that the route in which the migration occurred is entirely mappable. Moving through modern day Turkey, across Europeand in particular, around the Mediterranean coastline and the Iberian peninsula, throughthe Gibraltar straights and up along the coast of Western Europe into the British Isles,is a clearly defined path. The “increases in frequency and [reduction]in diversity from east to west” of the Y-Chromosome supports a “rapid expansion” as a fadingtrail of the chromosome shows the path of migration from the Middle East to the regionwhere the Celtic people reside today.The study estimates that the timeframe ofexpansion was approximately over a period of 4,500 years and that this likely happenedfrom 7,000 BC until as recently as 2,500 BC but regardless of the accuracy of their datingmethods, the migration did occur and there is a corroborating historical document thatI would like to cross examine with the scientific research which may suggest a more recent datefor the migration. Written in 1320 by Scottish Barons and noblesand submitted to Pope John the 22nd, the Declaration of Arbroath is Scotland’s claim for independence. The document describes the sovereignty ofits people and supports Jobling’s claim by describing how they came to settle in theBritish Isles. “…we know and from the chronicles andbooks of the ancients we find that among other famous nations our own, the Scots, has beengraced with widespread renown. It journeyed from Greater Scythia by way ofthe Tyrrhenian Sea and the Pillars of Hercules, and dwelt for a long course of time in Spainamong the most savage peoples….Thence it came, twelve hundred years after the peopleof Israel crossed the Red Sea, to its home in the west where it still lives today.” These nobles firmly believed that their ancestorsmigrated from East to West following the exact pattern as described in the journal on theCeltic Y Chromosome. These men share the DNA evidence that corroboratestheir historical records. For more information on the history and originsof the British people please read our free booklet called The United States and GreatBritain in Prophecy. I am Jonathan Riley for Tomorrow’s WorldViewpoint.Since the research and production of thisvideo took place it has come to our attention that Dr. Mark Jobling released a second journalin 2015 which proposed a much more recent migration. The new estimated time frame now sits between2000 to 4000 years ago. This now agrees with the corroborating evidencefound in the Declaration of Arbroath. The links to both journals can be found inthe description below.To subscribe to our channel click here. To access articles, telecasts and bookletsfrom Tomorrow’s World visit our website TWCanada.org. Few things seem to work some scientists intoa frenzy more than the words Intelligent Design. Why isn’t Intelligent Design science?.

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