This information is based on the research of Dr. Herman Hoeh from an Article called “Where did the apostles go?” It was co-authored by John Keyser.
Commission of the Disciples
Matthew 10:5-6: “These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not: but go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.”
Mat 28:19 Go ye therefore, and teachall nations baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:1
Mat 28:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you:and, lo I am with you always even to the end of the World. Amen.
The word “Nations” means heathen or foreign nations or races. The translation should say ALL RACES.
G1484 ἔθνος ethnos eth’-nos Probably from G1486; a race (as of the same habit), that is, a tribe; specifically a foreign (non-Jewish) one (usually by implication pagan): – Gentile, heathen, nation, people.
Christ had chosen Paul for a threefold purpose – “to bear [His] name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel” (Acts 9:15).
First, Paul was to teach the Gentiles – he did that in Cyprus, Asia Minor and Greece. Second, he was to appear before kings – an event which landed him in prison in Rome for two-years. At the end of that two-year period, during which no accusers had appeared, Paul would automatically have been released according to Roman law. At that point, Luke stops the story of Paul. See Acts 28:31. Thirdly, he ended his work by going to the Lost Ten Tribes.
Also Paul had planned to go to Spain and may have gone to Britain. “I will come by you into Spain” (Rom. 15:28).
Greek church historian Theodore, wrote:
“That St. Paul brought salvation to the isles that lie in the ocean”
(book i, on Psalm cxvi. p. 870).
Paul ministered in southern Galatia, he was not allowed to minister in other areas by the holy spirit.
“After they [Paul and his companions] were come to Mysia, they assayed to go into Bithynia: but the Spirit suffered [permitted] them not. And they passing by Mysia came down to Troas” (Acts 16:7, 8).
“Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the strangers scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia” (I Peter 1:1). Notice the word “strangers.” It does not mean Gentiles. The original Greek is parepidemos. It means “a resident foreigner,” literally, “an alien alongside.
G3927 παρεπίδημος parepidēmos par-ep-id’-ay-mos From G3844 and the base of G1927; an alien alongside, that is, a resident foreigner: – pilgrim, stranger.
Gal 2:8 (ForG1063 he that wrought effectuallyG1754 in PeterG4074 toG1519 the apostleshipG651 of theG3588 circumcision,G4061 the same was mightyG1754 in(G2532) meG1698 towardG1519 theG3588 Gentiles:)G1484
All of the people living in Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia were Israelites according to Josephus. Josephus, the Jewish historian, was familiar with Parthia as a major dwelling place of the Ten Tribes. He states:
“But then the entire body of the people of Israel [the Ten Tribes] REMAINED IN THAT COUNTRY [they did not return to Palestine]; wherefore there are but two tribes in Asia and Europe subject to the Romans, while the ten tribes are beyond Euphrates till now, and are an immense multitude, and not to be estimated by numbers” (Antiq. of the Jews, bk. xi, ch. V, §2).
Diodorus of Sicily wrote:
“… many conquered peoples were removed to other homes, and two of these became very great colonies: the one was composed of Assyrians and was removed to the land between Paphlagonia and Pontus, and the other was drawn from Media and planted along the Tanais (the River Don in ancient Scythia – the modern Ukraine, north of the Black Sea, in southern Russia).” See book II, §43.
Notice the areas from which these colonies came – Assyria and Media. The very areas to which the House of Israel was taken captive! Strabo called these people the “White Syrians” (12, 3, 9), instead of Assyrians.
Who were these so-called “White Syrians”? None other than the House of Israel which had been carried into Assyrian captivity. “Syria” was the Greek name for the whole eastern Mediterranean coastal strip north of Judea. That is why the Greeks called them the white Syrians.
Andrew went to Scythians. Andrew had Scythia, and the neighboring countries primarily allotted him for his province.
Speaking of Andrew,
“went next to Trapezus, a maritime city on the Euxine Sea, whence after many other places he came to Nice, where he stayed two years, preaching and working miracles with great success: thence to Nicomedia, and so to Chalcedon; whence sailing through the Propontis he came by the Euxine Sea [BLACK SEA] to Heraclea, and from thence to Amastris….He next came to Sinope, a city situated upon the same sea,…here he met with his brother Peter, with whom he stayed a considerable time….Departing hence, he went again to Amynsus and then…he proposed to return to Jerusalem” — the headquarters church. “Whence after some time he betook himself…to the country of Abasgi (a land in the Caucasus)…Hence he removed into…Asiatic Scythia or Sarmatia, but finding the inhabitants very barbarous and intractable, he stayed not long among them, only at Cherson, or Chersonesus, a great and populous city within the Bosporus (this Bosporus is the modern Crimea), he continued for some time, instructing them and confirming them in the faith. Hence taking ship, he sailed across the sea to Sinope, situated in Paphlagonia…”
(Cave, Antiquitates Apostolicae, p.137-138).
Dorotheus was a bishop of Tyre (255 A.D.) is credited with an “Acts of the Seventy Apostles” which may be the same work as the lost Gospel of the Seventy.
Nicephorus and Dorotheus both wrote about Simon:
“directed his journey toward Egypt, then to Cyrene, and Africa … and throughout Mauritania and all Libya, preaching the gospel … . Nor could the coldness of the climate benumb his zeal, or hinder him from whipping himself and the Christian doctrine over to the Western Islands, yea, even to Britain itself. Here he preached and wrought many miracles … .” “that he went at last into Britain, and … was crucified … and buried there”
(Cave, Antiquitates Apostolicae, p.203.).
Anglo Saxon migrate to Britain
Here is Geoffrey of Monmouth’s answer:
“The Saxons … went unto Gotmund, King of the Africans, in Ireland, wherein, adventuring thither with a vast fleet, he had conquered the folk of the country. Thereupon, by the treachery of the Saxons, he sailed across with a hundred and sixty thousand Africans into Britain … (and) laid waste, as hath been said, well-nigh the whole island with his countless thousands of Africans”
(Historia Regum Britanniae, bk. xi, sect. 8, 10).
The Universal History is a 65 volume account of history form the earliest times. It is compiled from original authors, and illustrated with maps, notes and published in London between 1747 and 1768. Universal History explains the Nordics were white people who came from North Africa and Mauritania.
“gave out, that their ancestors were driven out of Asia by a powerful enemy, and pursued into Greece; from whence they made their escape” to North Africa. “But this … was to be understood only of the white nations inhabiting some parts of western Barbary and Numidia.”
(Universal History Vol xviii, p.194, 1748)
Eusebius, wrote about the apostles that they,
“passed over to those which are called the British Isles.” Again he wrote: “Some of the Apostles preached the Gospel in the British Isles.”
(Eusebius, Evangelical Demonstrations, Book III, chapter 7)
There were 2 apostles named James. James of Alphaeus went to Spain. James, the brother of the Messiah, was martyred by Herod. (Acts 12:2). James, son of Alphaeus, was the one who left Palestine after the first twelve years. The deeds of this apostle are sometimes mistakenly assigned to James, John’s brother.
“The Spanish writers generally contend, after the death of Stephen, he came to these Western parts, and particularly into Spain (some add Britain and Ireland) where he planted Christianity”
(Cave, Antiquitates Apostolicae, p. 148 ).
In 256 A.D. Parthia began to migrate from the regions of the Black Sea to Denmark, thence into the British Isles in 449 A.D. The Greek historians reveal that Thomas brought the gospel to Parthia.
“Parthia, after which Sophornius and others inform us, that he preached the gospel to the Medes, Persians, Carmans, Hyrcani, Bactrians, and the neighbor nations”.
(Cave, Antiquitates Apostolicae, p.189).
These lands we know today as Iran (or Persia) and Afghanistan.
Parthia was defeated by Persia in 226 A.D. Expelled from Parthia, the Ten Tribes and the Medes moved north of the Black Sea, into Scythia. (See R. G. Latham’s The Native Races of the Russian Empire, page 216.) From there, around A.D. 256, the Ten Tribes migrated with their brethren from Asia Minor into Northwest Europe.
“White Indians” – that is, whites living in India – were also known as Nephthalite Huns, in later Greek records. They were overthrown in the sixth century and migrated into Scandinavia.
Bartholomew worked with Thomas in the Parthian Empire. According to Nicephorus recorded that Bartholomew also spent part of his time in Armenia and Upper Phrygia in Asia Minor. Nicephorus called the area the “Western and Northern parts of Asia,” .(Asia Minor, modern Turkey today).
(Cave, Antiquitates Apostolicae, p 168 quoting Nicephorus Callistus “Ecclesiasticae Historiae”)
Jude, his other name was Libbaeus Thaddaeus, had his ministry in Assyria and Mesopotamia. That is part of Parthia Empire also. All lands north of the Eurphates River belonged to the lost tribes of Israel according to Josephus. During the New Testament times, Parthia ruled most ruled over most of the Gentiles. Part of their possession was Assyria and Mesopotamia. They controlled the famous city of Babylon.
(Dr. Herman Hoeh,The Compendium, “where did the Apostles go?”)
Philip was assigned to Scythia. Scythia was the land area located aroung the Black and the Caspian Seas. In 331 A.D. the Parthian Empire fell to Persia. The Parthians migrated to this region.
(Cave, Antiquitates Apostolicae, p 168)
Matthew [Levi], Metaphrastes tells us,
“went first into Parthia, and having successfully planted Christianity in those parts, thence traveled to Aethiopia, that is, the Asiatic Aethiopia, lying near India.”
Metaphrastes was the principal compiler of the legends of saints in the “Menologia” of the Byzantine Church. Also Dorotheus declares Matthew was buried at Hierapolis in Parthia.
Ethiopia and Greek sources tell us Matthias went to Dacia. Dacia is modern day Romania and Macedonia. sources designate Dacia. Dacia was the extreme western part of Scythia. From Dacia came the Normans who ultimately settled in France and Britain.
John may have been sent to Gaul which is modern day France. This is only based on a French legend that Mary mother of Jesus went to Gaul. We know that the Messiah told John to take care of his mother. There is a legend that Mary went with John to France and later to Britain. Paul may have passed by Gaul on his way from Italy to Spain (Romans 15:24, 28). This is no historical proof that John went to Gaul.
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