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Tamar Tephi מלך יהודה

Italian: Tamar Tephi Re di Giuda
Birthplace: Jerusalem, Israel
Death: Died in Ireland
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Unknown Father of Teia Tephi and Unknown Mother of Tamar Tephi
Wife of Eochaid Buaidhaig mac Duach
Mother of Úgaine Mór mac Echach, 66th High King of Ireland and Badhbhchadh
Sister of Teia Tephi (Fictitious Person)

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About Tamar Tephi, Queen of Ireland (Fictitious Person)

Tamar Tephi. She is said to have been a daughter of Zedekiah, King of Judah, but she is fictitious. Her descent from the kings of Judah is a 19th century fraud.

According to the colorful story, she and her sister Teia avoided the fate of their brothers, who were killed by the King of Babylon at Riblah. The prophet Jeremiah spirited them off to Ireland via Egypt and Spain, along with the Stone of the Covenant, which became known as Lia Fail (Stone of Destiny). We are left wondering why Jeremiah was not equally helpful to the rest of the royal family.

For more information, see Biblical Research Institute, Did The Prophet Jeremiah Go To Ireland?

Tea-Tephi married Eochaidh, the high king of Ireland, who had come from Ireland to Jerusalim. They gave their pledges of marriage over the Lia Fail Stone (Jacob's Pillar - The Stone of Destiny) which they brought back to Ireland with them from Jerusalem.



Most people believe that the royal line of King David ended at the point where King Zedekiah 'and all his sons' was killed by the Babylonians in 585 B.C. It would seem that the line of David would have been stopped at that point. And, reading @ Samuel 7:12-16, with God promising to establish David's lineage on that throne FOREVER, it would seem an oxymoron.

However, as Herbert W. Armstrong proved in his book 'The United States and Britain in Prophecy', that throne Did Not cease. God kept His promise by keeping a royal descendant of David - not a son of Zedekiah, but a daughter - alive. He preserved her with the help of the Prophet Jeremiah, whom God allowed to escape Babylonian captivity.

The ancient history of Ireland, though extensive and often colored with myth and legend, is proved to show facts of biblical history if the Irish annals are to be studied. Mr. Armstrong wrote: "In 569 B.C. (date of Jeremiah's transplanting), an elderly, white-haired patriarch, sometimes referred to as a 'saint,' came to Ireland. With him was a princess daughter of an eastern king and a companion called 'Simon Brach', spelled in different histories in different ways.' (This is Jeremiah's scribe, Baruch.)

The princess had a Hebrew name Tephi - a pet name for her full name which was Tea-Tephi. This royal party also included the son of the King of Ireland, who had been in Jerusalem at the time of the siege. There he had become acquainted with Tea-Tephi, and they had married shortly after 585 - when the city fell. When they came to Ireland, they brought their young son, now about 12 years of age.

"Finding the Ark of the Covenant", by Gerald Flurry Quoting, Herbert W. Armstrong in his book, "The United States and Britain in Prophecy"

Also: http://jahtruth.net/ireland.htm


JEHOIAKIN (YOHOIKANE) (JEHOIACHIN) ([JE]CONIAH) (JECHONIAS), called "THE CAPTIVE" ["ASSIR"], also referred to as [JE]CONIAH in scripture, reigned three months Year 598/597 BC (2 Ki 24:8; 2 Chr 36:9). [Je]Coniah was placed on the throne by the citizens of Jerusalem after they had killed his father during the siege of the city by the Babylonians. 2 Ki 24:8 says he was 18 on his accession, but 2 Chr 36:9 says he was age 8. The accepted explanation of this discrepancy is that in 2 Chr 36:9 the "yodh" [= 10] was dropped out by a copyist due to a corruption in the text, for he is known to have been married with at least one child, Zedekiah, at the time of his succession (1 Chr 3:16). Too, some cuneiform tablets discovered at Babylon by archaeologists mention King [Je]Coniah by name as well as his sons ["step-sons"], indicating that his sons ["step-sons"] were already born at the time he was taken captive, which points to his marriage to a widow with children.

He married [Jewish Queen] Tamar-Tephi, his cousin, the widow of Prince Neri[ah], her first husband, the daughter of the late crown-prince, Johanan, his uncle, and had issue. Here, Tamar, is the pivotal figure who transfers the title of the throne from the main-line [the Solomonic line] of the royal house, which she was technically the dynasty's heiress, to a secondary-line of the royal house [the Nathanite-line]. The Nathanite- line heretofore was a non-royal branch of the Davidic royal house, however, came into possession of the throne, that is, the royal Davidic heirship via the heiress of the dynasty's main [Solomonic] line. The right of a man's daughter [if she was an only child] to inherit her father's estate [the kingdom, in this case] was upheld by the judicial-ruling of Moses recorded in Num 27:8 that gave her the right to be the heiress of the throne, or queen, but that she must satisfy the one condition Moses made on this ruling, recorded in Num 36:8, which was the stipulation that for an only daughter to have the right of inheritance [in this case the throne] she must marry or be married to a member of her father’s house [in this case the "Davidic Dynasty" [= "gens davidica"], i.e., the old royal house]. This was fulfilled by her marriage to Prince Neri[ah] and then to King [Je]Coniah, both of whom were male-line descendants of King David's House, "so that the inheritance [the kingdom, in this case] would not pass out of her father’s house".

n 598/597BC the Babylonians besieged Jerusalem’s walls. Three months later upon the early death of the crown-prince, Zedekiah, his father, King Jehoiakin, that is, [Je]Coniah, broken in spirit by the early death of his son, decided to surrender, and packed his bags, and gathered together the royal family, including his wife, Tamar Tephi, the queen-mother, Nehushta, and, in a grand entourage of ministers and servants rode out of the city’s gates to meet the Babylonian Emperor Nebuchadnezzar (2 Ki 24:12), who placed them all under arrest. Nebuchadnezzar occupied Jerusalem, and sat the ex-king’s uncle, Mattaniah [who changed his name to Zedekiah on his accession], on the throne, and Judah became a Babylonian vassal-state.

The ex-king, Jehoiakin, called "The Captive" ["Assir"] in 1 Chr 3:17, and his family and entourage were carried to Babylon by Nebuchadnezzar where they lived in comfortable confinement in Babylon for the remainder of their lives. Some cuneiform tablets discovered at Babylon by archaeologists mention King [Je]Coniah by name and those of his sons [step-sons], which points to the fact that his sons [step-sons] were born before his captivity; which, this, and the fact that he was only age 18 on his accession, points to his marriage to a widow with children, that is, Tamar [epithet: "Tephi"], the queen-consort and princess-heiress, who was taken into captivity with her husband, King [Je]Coniah, along with her children. 2 Ki 24:12 puts the royal house hostage in Nebuchadnezzar's 8th year; but Jer 52:28 puts it in Nebuchadnezzar's 7th year, which discrepancy may have arisen due to the differences in the Hebrew and Babylonian calendars. Too, Nebuchadnezzar sent more of the country’s population to Babylonia in another mass deportation, among whom this time was Ezekiel, the prophet. This was the second of the three mass deportations of the Jews to Babylonia. Jehoiakin, i.e., [Je]Coniah, the Jewish ex-king, had his own residence at Babylon, with a personal staff and a retinue of retainers, and held court as if he were still the king. He enjoyed favorable treatment by Nebuchadnezzar, until [Je]Coniah raised a rebellion of the Jewish exiles against their Babylonian masters, and was put in prison. [Je]Coniah, the ex-king, was

released from prison on Nebuchadnezzar's death by his successor, Babylonian-Emperor Evil-Merodach, who admitted him into the hospitality of the imperial Babylonian court, and [Je]Coniah even had his own seat at the emperor’s table as if he were a member of the Babylonian royal house (2 Ki 25:27-30; Jer 52:31-34). It was at this time that the Exilarchate was created by King [Je]Coniah at Babylon to service the "Diaspora". His court at Babylon was recognized as the royal court transferred from Jerusalem, while "King" Zedekiah at Jerusalem was reigning as "regent" [not "king"] in the absence of the recognized king, King [Je]Coniah. issue of Queen Tamar by King [Je]Coniah, her 2nd husband, was: (a) Zedekiah, the crown-prince --------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------

note: the early death of the crown-prince was the fulfillment of "Coniah's Curse", made by Jeremiah "The Prophet" (Jer 22:30) -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

issue of Queen Tamar by Prince Neriah, her 1st husband, was: (b) Shealtiel (Salathiel), the acknowledged heir [after the death of the crown-prince], father of Zerubabel, the post-exilic royal heir (c) Malchiram (d) Pedaiah (Phadaia), father of Esthra (daughter), 3rd wife of Zerubabel [her cousin] (e) Shenazzur (Sin-ab-Usur), ancestor of a noble descent-line (f) Yekamia[h] (g) Hoshama (Hochama)

(h) Nedabiah, father of Shemphat (S[u]mbat) about whom an unusual occurrence is recorded that when King Hraceay (Hratchea) of Armenia, while accompanying Nebuchanezzar on his campaigns as one of his vassals, for reasons unknown but to himself asked for a certain Jewish captive prince, Shemphat (Sumbat), the son of Nedabiah, one of Shealtiel’s brothers, to return with him to Armenia. He did, and King Hraceay

(Hratchea) of Amernia, gave him a pension and an estate at Sper. The male-line descendants of Shemphat (Sumbat) survive today as the Bagratuni Family, i.e., the Bagratids, however, since they do not descend from Zorobabel but rather from his cousin the family is classified as a non- royal Davidic descent-line, and not included in the registry of the Davidic Dynasty nor represented in its genealogy except as a footnote. There are huge gaps in the Bagratuni Pedigree, however, some names are known, such as Shamba/Bagarat, who was forced to convert to zoroastrianism by the Persian Shah [Arsaces I, 128-115BC]. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

note: the ancestry of Tamar’s first husband, Prince Neriah (above), in the "Lucan Text" (3:27-31) reads by generation: (01) David, King of Israel, who, by Bathsheba, begot (02) Nathan, ancestor of the Nathanite-line of the royal house, the father of (03) Mattatha[n], the father of (04) Menon (Menna), the father of (05) Melea, the father of (06) Eliakim, the father of (07) Jonam, the father of (08) Joseph, the father of (09) Jude, the father of (10) Simeon, the father of (11) Levi, the father of (12) Mattatha[n], the father of (13) Joram, the father of (14) Eliezer, the father of (15) Jose (Joshua), the father of (16) Er, the father of (17) Elmodam, the father of (18) Cosam, the father of (19) Addi, the father of (20) Melchi, the father of (21) Neri[ah], "1st" husband of Tamar [daughter of the late crown-prince, Johanan, King Josiah's eldest son], representing the dynasty's main-line, the parents of (22) Shealtiel (Salathiel), heir- presumptive, father of (23) Zerubabel, post-exilic royal heir


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