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Anglo-Israel Believers Through History

List of Anglo-Israel believers and some of their work, and documentation of their belief that the Anglo-Saxon and related people are Israelites.

The writer of the apocryphal book 2 Esdras (5th to 3rd century B.C.)
In 2 Esdras 13:39-42 the writer of that book seems to believe that the Israelites that went into Assyrian captivity, later migrated northward into the Caucasus Mountain range into Europe.

“…thou [Esdras] sawest that he [God] gathered another peaceable multitude unto him; those are the ten tribes [of Israel], which were carried away prisoners out of their own land [Canaan] in the time of Osea [Hoshea] the king [of Israel], whom Shalmaneser the king of Assyria led away captive, and he carried them over the waters, and so came they into another land [Asia Minor]. But they [the Israelites] took this counsel among themselves, that they would leave the multitude of the heathen, and go forth into a further country, where never mankind dwelt [over the Caucasus Mountains into the lands we now call Europe and beyond to the North American continent among others], that they might there keep their [God’s] statutes, which they never kept in their own land [of Canaan]. (2 Esdras 13:39-42)

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Gildas, The Wise (500 – 570) in the 6th century, was an early British historian and wrote in his records now known as On the Ruin & Conquest of Britain during the era when the pagan Saxons were invading Christian Celtic Britain said this:

“After this, sometimes our countrymen, sometimes the enemy, won the field, to the end that our Lord might in this land try after his accustomed manner these his Israelites, whether they loved him or not, until the year of the siege of Mount Badon.”

Bernard of Kilwinning (Died 1331) is understood to be having been the author of the Declaration of Arbroath on behath of King Robert the Bruce. It is also known as the Scottish Declaration of Independence. In that national document it declares the Scotts Israelite heritage by stating this:

“We know, Most Holy Father and Lord, and from the chronicles and books of the ancients gather, that among other illustrious nations, ours, to wit the nation of the Scots has been distinguished by many honours; which passing from the greater Scythia through the Mediterranean Sea and Pillars of Hercules, and sojourning in Spain among the most savage tribes through a long course of time, could nowhere be subjugated by any people however barbarous and coming thence one thousand two hundred years after the outgoing of the people of Israel, they, by many victories and infinite toil, acquired for themselves the possessions in the West, which they now hold in their kingdom one hundred thirteen kings of their own royal stock, no stranger intervening, have reigned.”

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Adriaan van der Schrieck (1560–1621) was a Flemish language researcher wrote in his book Schrieck, Adriaen Van in 1614 stating this:

“…the Netherlanders with the Gauls and Germans together in the earlier times were called: Celts, who are come out of the Hebrews.”

Sir Francis Drake  (1540 –1596) was a English explorer, sea captain, privateer, naval officer, and politician. Drake wrote a letter to  Rev. John Foxe and made this comment concerning England:

“God may be glorified, His church, our Queen and country preserved, the enemies of truth vanquished; that we might have continued peace in Israel. Our enemies are many but our protector commandeth the whole earth.”

French Huguenot Counsellor Le Loyer published a book in 1590 titled The Ten Lost Tribes Found and advocated the English Anglo-Saxon people being from Israel. In the French newspaper Petit Parisien on June 24, 1913 said this about that book:

“This Le Loyer was a character with singular ideas. He wrote a big volume on a question that has often been raised, and that no one has ever been able to solve, that of knowing what have came of the ten lost tribes of the Jewish people…. he showed that the ten tribes are not lost. They form, today the English people.”

John Sadler (1615-1674) was an English lawyer, member of English parliament, town clerk of London, and private secretary to Oliver Cromwell. In 1649 he wrote a book titled Rights of The Kingdom or Customs of Our Ancestors, and in this book he advocates the Anglo-Saxon people being the Israel people of the Bible. This was one of the first books presenting the Israel message in English language.

Jakob Abbadie (1654–1727) was a French protestant minister and author. In 1723 he authored a book titled Le Triomphe de la Providence et de la Religion and identified the Anglo-Saxon people as being descendants of Israel. In that work he states this:

“Certainly, unless the Ten Tribes have flown into the air, or been plunged to the earth’s centre, they must be sought in that part of the North which, in the time of Constantine, was converted to the Christian Faith – namely among the Iberians, Armenians, and Scythians; for that was the place of their dispersion-the wilderness where God caused them to dwell in tents, as when they came out of the land of Egypt”

John Eurenius (1688–1751) in his book Atlantica Orientalis theorized that the Israelite and Nordic people were connected.

Alexander Cruden  (1699 – 1770) was a famous Bible Concordance compiler and said this on the dedication of his work to the English King:

“May the great God be the guide of your life, and direct and prosper you, that it may be said by the present and future ages, that King George the Third hath been an Hezekiah to our British Israel.”

Olof Von Dalin (1708 – 1763) was a Swedish nobleman, poet, historian and courtier. He stated this in his book Svea Rikes Historia Volume 1, 1747: pages 54–55:

“…the Neuri seem to be remnants of the Ten Tribes of Israel which Shalmaneser, king of Assyria, brought as captives out of Canaan… the language of the ancient Finns, Lapps and Estonians is similar to the Hebrew and even that this people in ancient times reckoned their year’s beginning from the first of March, and Saturday as their Sabbath, then one sees that the Neuri in all probability had this origin.”

Rev. William Smith (1727–1803) was the first provost of the College of Philadelphia, which later became the University of Pennsylvania. In 1775 he preached a sermon where he referred to the British & American people as “British Israel” indicating that he believed the British & Anglo-Saxon and kindred people were related to the Israel people.

Rev. Ezra Stiles (1727 –1795) was the 7th president of Yale University and in 1783 he preached a sermon before the Connecticut General Assembly and pointed out the similarities of the people who formed the United States and the Israelites of the Bible. In that sermon he called the country “God’s American Israel.” This sermon was later published into a book The United States Elevated to Glory and Honor.

Richard Brothers (1757-1824) was a self-proclaimed prophet [false prophet] and had a group of followers in the late 1700s and early 1800s. He taught the Anglo-Israel message and spoke about it in his book A Revealed Knowledge of the Prophesies and Times, and is often credited with being the inventor of the Anglo-Israel message. This is not true. As you can see from the people mentioned before him. He is mentioned on this list not because I hold him in high regard, but rather to show he was not the author of the Anglo-Israel truth.

Rev. James Hatley Frere (1779 – 1866) was an English author and was a developer of a tactile alphabet system for teaching the blind to read, similar to Braille. Rev. Frere wrote a book in 1815 titled A combined view of the prophecies of Daniel, Esdras, and St. John where he identifies the Anglo-Saxon people of the British as part of the Israel people of the Bible.

Rev. John Wilson M.A. (1799 –1870) was a Scottish Presbyterian minister, and authored the book Our Israelitish Origin. This book was created from lectures he had given during the late 1830s and then the book was published in 1840. The book was successful at spreading the Anglo-Israel message through the English speaking European countries, and laid the ground work for more information to be discovered about the Anglo-Saxon’s heritage to the Israel people. Many preachers discovered this truth through John Wilson’s work. Wilson also had a monthly publication called The Watchmen of Ephraim.

Rev. Robert Polwhele was a English minister with the Church of England. It is unclear what his birth or death date is, but he was active through the 1850-1870s according to newspaper records. In 1873 he published a small booklet titled The English The Descendents of the Twelve Tribes.

Dr. George Moore (1803–1880) was an English physician and author. After reading John Wilson’s book Our Israelitish Origins became a proponent of the Anglo-Israel truth. In 1856 he published Ancient Pillar Stones of Scotland Their Significance and Bearing on Ethnology, and in 1861 published Lost Tribes & the Saxons of the East & the Saxons of the West.

Rev. Samuel Lysons (1806 –1877) was an antiquarian, and rural dean of Gloucester. He constructed and furnished the Church of St. Luke in Gloucester, England. He authored many books during his lifetime, and in 1865 he published the book Our British Ancestors: Who & What They Were which promoted the Anglo-Israel message.

Rev. Fountain E. Pitts (1808-1874) was a Confederate chaplain and Methodist minister born in Georgetown, Kentucky. During his lifetime he was very well known and traveled much of the south part of the United States preaching the Gospel. He was the first Pastor of the West End United Methodist Church, at that time known as McKendree Church in Nashville, TN, and was appointed to that position by Holland Nimmons McTyeire who was the co-founder of Vanderbilt University. Although I have found no evidence of Rev. Pitts being affiliated with any Anglo-Israel groups, in 1857 he was invited to delivered two sermons before a joint session of Congress in Washington D.C. where he identified the United States and its people as the land of regathered Israel. This sermon was then published in a book titled In Defense of Armageddon.

William Bennett Bond (1815–1906) was a Canadian priest, archbishop, and the 2nd Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada. Bond was also a Anglo-Israel believer.

Rev. B. Murphy authored a book in 1816 titled Precursory Proofs that the Israelites came into Egypt and Ireland and later on a book titled The Advocate of Israel and the Isle of Erin. Both of these books advocated the Anglo-Israel message.

Rev. Hibbert Newton D. D. (1817 – 1892) was the vicar of St. Michael’s, Borough Southwick. He also wrote the book Israel Discovered in Anglo-Saxon, Protestant Kindred Nations in 1874.

Professor Charles Piazzi Smyth (1819–1900) wrote the book Anglo-Israel; or, The British Nation the Lost Tribes of Israel.

Bishop Jonathan Holt Titcomb D.D. (1819-1887) wrote the book British-Israel: How I Came to Believe It.

William Henry Poole (1820 – 1896) wrote the book Anglo-Israel; or, The British Nation the Lost Tribes of Israel.

Edward Wheeler Bird (1823-1904) was a founding member of the AngloIsrael Association

Rev. Edward Hine (1825 –1891) learned the AngloIsrael truth through listening to a lecture of John Wilson when he was 15 years old, and later in life become a leading preacher and author concerning Anglo-Israel message. Along with Wilson, he would be considered one of the most influential Anglo-Israel preachers in the 19th century. He authored England’s Coming Glories (1880), The British Nation identified with Lost Israel (1871), Forty-seven Identifications of The British Nation with the Lost Ten Tribes of Israel: Founded upon Five Hundred Scripture Proofs (1874). According to the 1906 Jewish Encyclopedia Hine’s book Forty-seven Identifications of The British Nation with the Lost Ten Tribes of Israel had over a quarter million copies sold.

Hine also published for several years a weekly journal, The Nations Leader, and a monthly magazine, from Life from the Dead.

George Owen Barnes (1827-1908) was born in Paint Lick Kentucky and was a famous Kentucky evangelist during the 1800s. He was known for travel although out Kentucky towns preaching, but a large portion of his ministry was focused in the mountains of Eastern Kentucky while in the state. He spent some time in the US army and during the Mexican War, and then went to seminary at Princeton University. After marrying Marie Cowan in 1854, they sailed to India as a missionary for the Presbyterian church. They stayed there until 1860 when they returned to Kentucky, and spent most of his life preaching in the state, along with making short trips to Europe. Along with many other books, in 1906 published the book A Lost People and Vanished Sceptre advocating the Anglo-Israel message. This book was formed by a series of lectures he had preached over several years. 

Pastor Thomas Rosling Howlett (1827 – 1898) wrote the book Anglo-Israel, The Jewish problem.

John Pym Yeatman (1830–1910) wrote the book The Shemetic Origin of the Nations of Western Europe.

Col. John Cox Gawler (1830-1882) wrote the book Our Scythian Ancestors

Ferrar Fenton (1832-1920) was a Bible translator and believed in the Anglo-Israel truth

Dr. Joseph Wild (1834-1911) was the Pastor of the Elm Place Congregational Church in Brooklyn New York until 1882. According to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle in 1908 it was “ranked as one of the strong pulpit forces of Brooklyn.” After a fire which destroyed the church in 1882, he then moved to Canada and became the Pastor of the Bond Street Congregational Church in Toronto. He also went on to found Lost Israel Identification Society. In 1882 Dr. Wild wrote the book The Lost Ten Tribes advocating the Anglo Israel message. He also wrote several other books with his written sermons published in them, like The Bond Street Pulpit in 1888, and Dr. Wild’s Sunday Evening Sermons published in 1891.

Elieser Bassin (1840–1898) was a Jew who converted to Christianity, and wrote the book Lost Ten Tribes: Anglo-Israel by a Jew

Rev. Martin L. Streator M. A. (1843-1926) was a Church of Christ preacher who wrote the book The Anglo-American Alliance in Prophecy which strongly advocating the Anglo-Israel truth.

Rev. James Mountain (1844-1933) wrote the book The Triumph of British-Israel.

Matthew Mays Eshelman (1844-1921) was an Anglo-Israel preacher.

Dr. Herbert Aldersmith (1847–1918) wrote the book The Fulness Of The Nations, or, The A B C Of The Promises Given To The House of Israel Considered In Relation To The Second Advent.

Richard Reader Harris (1847-1909) wrote the book The Lost Tribes of Israel.

J. H. Allen (1847-1930) was a Wesleyan Methodist minister and founding member of the Church of God (Holiness) in Missouri. Rev. Allen traveled although out the United States preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ and the Anglo-Israel message. In 1902 he published Judah’s Sceptre and Joseph’s Birthright which became a big success at spreading the Anglo-Israel truth into the 20th century, much like John Wilson and Edward Hine’s work did in the 19th century.

Rev. Allen authored the follow books during his ministry:
Fact and Fiction Concerning Israel and Judah
Judah’s Sceptre and Joseph’s Birthright (1902)
The National Number and Heraldry of the United States of America
Our Invincible Race or Israel My Glory (Sequel to Judah’s Scepter) National Rebirth of Judah (1920)

John Alexander Dowie (1847-1907) was a faith healer & founder of Zion, IL. He believed and taught the Anglo-Israel truth.

Mabel Virginia Anna Bent (1847 – 1929) was an Anglo-Israel believer and wrote the book Anglo-Saxons from Palestine; or, The imperial mystery of the lost tribes in 1908.

Aaron Merritt Mills (1848-1935) was an Anglo-Israel preacher.

Pro. Edward Faraday Odlum (1850-1935) wrote the book God’s Covenant Man: British-Israel.

Charles A. L. Totten (1851 – 1908) was an American military officer, a professor of military tactics at Yale University from August 1, 1889, until 1892. He was an Anglo-Israel believer, and wrote many books on the subject, one being his series of books titled Our Race during the 1890s.

Rev. Dinsdale T. Young (1861-1938) was an Anglo-Israel preacher.

Frank Sandford (1862–1948) taught the Anglo-Israel message after 1898, and possibly learned it after attending a meeting by John Alexander Dowie in 1897.

Brig-Gen William Henry Fasken (1863-1943) was an English Brigadier-General and wrote two books on the subject of Anglo-Israel. The first being Israel’s Racial Origin and Migrations, and the 2nd Britain – The Racial Aspect.

Rev. William Pascoe Goard (1863-1937) wrote many books concerning Anglo-Israel and Bible topics.

William O. Hutchinson (1864 – 1928) was an Anglo-Israel preacher.

Rev. James S. McGaw D.D. (1872-1948) was a was a Scotch Covenantern, and lifelong minister in The Reformed Presbyterian Church. He was brought to the Anglo-Israel truth by a Jew who recommended the work of J. H. Allen. He preached all around the country with Howard Rand’s Anglo-Saxon Federation of America.

Henry Wellington Stough Sr. (1870-1939) was an Anglo-Israel preacher.

John G. Lake (1870-1935) was an Anglo-Israel preacher.

Clarence True Wilson D.D. (1872-1947) wrote the book The United States In Prophecy Or Isaiah’s Vision of Our Country.

Rev. (Captian) Merton Smith (unknown-1934) was a Pastor of the Grandview Congregational Church in Vancouver Canada. Rev. Pascoe Goard took over his pulpit during the war. Rev. Smith was the campaign manager for D. L. Moody with the Moody Bible Institute, and Rev. Smith traveled around with D. L. Moody during his time with him. He wrote the book Israel: Racial Divisions and Geographical wanderings in 1926.

Charles F. Parham (1873 -1929) founder of Pentecostalism in America, and an Anglo-Israel believer.

Stephen Jeffreys (1876 – 1943) was an Anglo-Israel preacher.

Evangelist F.F. Bosworth (1877 – 1958) was an Anglo-Israel believer. He wrote a booklet titled The Bible Distinction Between the House of Israel and the House of Judah.

Dr. Mordecai Ham (1877-1961) was the man known for converting Billy Graham to Christianity during a tent revival in the 1930s. He was a strong Anglo-Israel preacher, and spoke at several British-Israel gatherings and preached a sermon tilted The Need For The Anglo-Israel Truth later published in a booklet.

William J. Cameron (1878-1955) was the newspaper editor for The Dearborn Independent owned by Henry Ford. He was a popular speaker nationwide for Howard Rand’s Anglo-Saxon Federation of America. He also wrote the book Our Covenant People.

Rev. E. J. Springett (1879-1955) was an Anglo-Israel believer.

Daniel Paul Rader (1879-1938) was an Anglo-Israel believer.

Frederick Haberman (1881-1944) was a native to Germany, and later moved to Canada, and then the US. He was a historian, theologian, lecturer and author. He wrote the book Tracing Our White Ancestors in 1934.

Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone (1883-1981) was an Anglo-Israel believer.

C. R. Dickey (1883-1974) was an Anglo-Israel writer, and one of only a few women within the Anglo-Israel movement to claim to be a Pastor.

Dr. John H. Dequer (1883-1945) was an atheist, socialist, and student of the Kabbalah up until he found the Anglo-Israel truth.

In February of 1924 in Los Angeles Dr. Dequer did a lecture where during his talk he made several pop-shots at the promises made to Abraham and his descendants, and how the Bible must not be true because none of those are fulfilled in the modern-day Jewish people. After the lecture a woman by the name of Mrs. Burley, who happened to be the daughter Rev. J. H. Allen, approached him and asked him if he would read her father’s book Judah’s Sceptre and Joseph’s Birthright. He said the only reason he did, is because of a statement his father made when he was a boy about how in his opinion the English people were lost Israel. Dr. Dequer read J. H. Allen’s book and his eyes were open to the word of God, and he became a Christian and a strong teacher of the Anglo-Israel truth up until his death.

Dr. Dequer wrote several books after becoming a Christian, some of them were The Dragon God: Know Your EnemyKey to Human TypesNew Light on the Plan of the AgesDaniel DecodedApocalypse Decoded.

J.O. Schaap (1887-1959) was an Anglo-Israel preacher.

Frank M. Maulden (1897-1988) was an Anglo-Israel preacher.

Pastor George Jeffreys (1889-1962) was the founder of the Elim Pentecostal Church, and an Anglo-Israel believer.

Howard B. Rand (1889-1991) was a lawyer, inventor, author, and head of the Anglo-Saxon Federation of America during the 1900s, and head editor of Destiny Magazine, an Anglo-Israel publication.

Dr. Clement Llewellyn “Clem” Davies (1890-1951) was an Anglo-Israel preacher.

Dr. Luke Marvin Rader (1890 -1952) was an Anglo-Israel preacher.

Charles O. Benham (1891-1974) was an Anglo-Israel preacher.

Rev. Conrad Gaard (1892-1969) was an Anglo-Israel preacher.

Herbert W. Armstrong (1892-1986) was an Anglo-Israel preacher and wrote the book United States and British Commonwealth in Prophecy.

Pastor Theodore Fitch (1893–1991) was an Anglo-Israel preacher.

William Cathcart (1893-1988) was an Anglo-Israel preacher.

English King George VI (1895-1952) believed that the Anglo-Saxon and kindred people were Israel. In April 6, 1996 the newspaper The Independent published a facsimile of a letter written by George VI in 1922, before he assumed the English throne. In that letter he wrote “I am sure the British Israelite business is true. I have read a lot about it lately and everything no matter how large or small points to our being ‘the chosen race”.

Rev. Millard Joseph Flenner (1898-1954) was an Anglo-Israel preacher.

Pastor Bertrand Comparet (1901-1983) wrote many books concerning Anglo-Israel and Bible topics.

Pastor Carl O. Stadsklev (1902-1990) was an Anglo-Israel preacher.

Rev. Gordon Lindsay (1906-1976) was an Anglo-Israel preacher

Winifred Emma May (1907-1990) was a famous poet that went under the pen name Patience Strong. She was an Anglo-Israel believer.

John A. Lovell (1907 – 1974) was an Anglo-Israel preacher.

George R. Hawtin (1909-1994) wrote the book Abrahamic Covenant.

Pastor Fredrick Wilhelm Cornelius Neser (1918-1994) was an Anglo-Israel preacher.

E. Raymond Capt (1914-2008) was a Biblical archeologist and wrote many books concerning Anglo-Israel and Bible topics. One being The Abrahamic Covenant.

Col. Jack Mohr (1916-2003) wrote many books concerning Anglo-Israel and Bible topics.

Pastor Frederick J. Gabler (1917-2010) was the Pastor of Rose Hill Covenant Church in Tulsa, OK and was an Anglo-Israel preacher.

Pastor George Southwick (1918-2006) was a Pastor and founder Bible Educator Ministry. After his death, his library was given to Pastor Charles Jennings who later donated it to the Assembles of God seminary library in Springfield, MO and was dedicated to Pastor Southwick and to the study of the Anglo-Israel message.

Colonel H. “Speed” Wilson USMC (1920-2013) was an Anglo-Israel believer.

Pastor Earl F. Jones (1923-2001) was an Anglo-Israel preacher and had a ministry called The Christian Crusade for Truth where he published a monthly newsletter called The Intelligence Newsletter.

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Pastor Sheldon Emry (1926-1985) was the Pastor of the Lord’s Covenant Church and founder of America’s Promise Ministries. He also wrote many books concerning Anglo-Israel and Bible topics. One being Heirs of the Promise. Pastor Emry learned the Anglo-Israel message from Pastor C. O. Stadsklev.

Richard Kelly Hoskins (1928-2022) was an Anglo-Israel believer.

Pastor Karl F. Schott (1928-2018) was an Anglo-Israel preacher.

Arnold Kennedy (1929-2006) was a native to New Zealand and a prolific writer concerning the Anglo-Israel message.

Pastor Peter John Peters (1946 – 2011) was the Pastor of the LaPorte Church of Christ and founder of Scriptures for America Worldwide ministries.

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Pastor Mark Downey (1949-2018) was an Anglo-Israel preacher.

Pastor Allan Campbell (1949 – 2017) was a Northern Ireland Anglo-Israel preacher.

Charles A. Weisman (1954-2016) was a prolific author, and wrote many books related to Anglo-Israel and Biblical topics.

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Information above compiled by Pastor Matthew Dyer