Rev. J. H. Allen (1847-1930)

Rev. J. H. Allen (1847-1930) was a Wesleyan Methodist minister and founding member of the Church of God (Holiness) in Missouri. Allen traveled all throughout the United States preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ and the Anglo-Israel message. In 1902 he published Judah’s Scepter 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. Allen published a newspaper called the Stone Kingdom Herald in 1917 and authored the following 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).

Allen’s books were widely accepted during his ministry. The Baptist Messenger (founded in 1912), which is a Baptist publication that is still around today, reviewed Allen’s book Judah’s Scepter and Joseph’s Birthright and said this about it:

“This is one of the most interesting volumes we have read in many a day and we confess that the arguments produced by Mr. Allen seem to be unanswerable. It is more thrilling than Western fiction. The description of the scarlet thread, the royal remnant, and the part played by Jeremiah in the preservation of the ruler for David’s throne, will cause you to lose sleep rather than go to bed without knowing the outcome.”