Erin Go Braugh!
Erin go Braugh is a catchy little phrase that came from a battle cry that means, "Ireland for ever". In a little bit you will see why this phrase means so much to the Irish.
Ireland was a Sabbath keeping civilization of high culture and learning, the children grew up having to memorize the first five books of the Bible. Their lives were patterned after the Torah laws, like the Hebrews of old. It was the land of scholars, until Catholicism made it desolate.
"A large number of Keltic community (Lyons, A.D. 177) --colonists from Asia minor--who escaped [who had the Apostolic faith], migrated to Ireland (Erin) and laid the foundation of the pre-Patrick church." East Indian Church History p. 226
Patrick himself was Protestant! "The training centers he founded, which later grew into colleges and large universities, were all Bible schools . . . Patrick, like his example, (YAHUSHUA), put the words of Scripture above the teachings of men. He differed from the papacy, which puts church tradition above the Bible. In his writings he nowhere appeals to the church of Rome for his mission. Whenever he speaks in defense of his mission, he refers to (Elohim) alone, and declares that he received his call direct from heaven.
"One of the strongest proofs that Patrick did not belong to papal Christianity is found in the fact that for centuries Rome made every effort to destroy the church Patrick had founded." Truth Triumphant p. 83, 84
The Catholic church simply had to "saint" Patrick in order to find acceptance among the the Irish because they could not malign his character.
Place names were very significant to the Irish Europeans, they were like landmarks for a memorial, that the generation to come might ask, What does this name mean, and what significance does it have? In this way an important message could be passed on to the next generation.
"Place names and dedications of churches across Europe and its island demonstrate the extent to which these evangelists traveled."
Erin is a paleo name for Ireland. The oldest form of the word is Eriu. The same happened with Ioua, the name got altered to Iona. Ioua is an old form of the sacred name of the Creator. Please allow me to explain.
The first part of Ioua (Io) is a corruption of Jah according to Noah Webster (see his 1828 American Dictionary under the word "ALLELUIAH"). You can see the word Jah in the word Hallelujah, meaning, Praise ye YAH (see The New King James Version Ps. 68:4). This short form Io can also be seen in the 1611 King James Version attached to such Biblical names like, Ioshua, Iohn, Ioel, Ioab, Ionathan, Iosedech, Iochebed, Ioram, Iosaphat, Ioseph, Ionadab etc..
Strong's Exhaustive Concordance shows the fuller form of these names to be, Yehoshua, Yehochanan, Yehonathan, Yehosedech, Yehoshaphat, Yehoram,
Yehoseph and Yehonadab. All these name have the first part of the sacred name which most folks know as Yehovah. Ioua is an ancient form of the sacred name as used by the Celts, as will be illustrated.
YAH is a short form of the sacred name YHWH. An extended form is seen in Elijah's name. Look in the margin of I Kings 17:1, where the form "Elijahu" is seen. Translators tell us that the first part of this name "Eli" means "my God" (Matthew 27:46), thus, the name Eliyahu means "my El is YAHUWAH". Also in the margin of I Kings 18:3 we see the name Obadiahu meaning "servant of YAHUWAH." The sacred name is proven by the translation, I AM THAT I AM (Ex. 3:14). Please notice that I AM is repeated, so also YAH is repeated with WAH in the sacred name! In Hebrew the Y and W can interchange at times and yet the same meaning is preserved. Example "Dodavah" (II Chronicles 20:37), or more proper "Dodawah", means "love of Yah". But which part of this name means YAH? Logically of course the WAH!
Now when this pronunciation Yahuwah was carried into Greek it became four vowels Ioua. Example, take the name Jehu (originally Yahu) in the Greek Septuagint it becomes "Iou". The English text beside it has "Ju". Lets do another, take the name "Yahudah"(Judah) in Greek it becomes "Iouda". Yahu which is the first part of the great sacred name of our Creator was reduced to "Iou" when transferring to Greek.
Now the name Erin or "Eriu was itself almost certainly a contraction from still a more primitive form Iveriu for an older form Iverio for when the name of the island was written in ancient Greek it appeared as Iouernia (Ivernia)." Encyclopedia Britannica under Erin
Therefore this Greek form Iouernia as written by Caesar, Ptolomy and others is expected to look like Iuernia in Latin. Notice the "Iu"! Take the name Jupiter for instance, it means "father Ju", a corruption of "Father Yahu". Of course these Romans were not suppose to make images of what Elohim looked like, this is idolatry and sin, but this is what they did.
Juvernia is another form that appears in this research, "The Welch name for Ireland was Iwerddon, whence the Breton Yuerdon, a learned borrowing from Welch." Encyclopedia Britannica
You can see that these same concepts in a name from Strong's Concordance Yehochanan originally "Yahuchanan", which corrupted into Spanish became "Juan" and you can see the same, in the name "Ivan", a Russian form of John.
You can see the resemblance between the "Ju" and the "Iv", these names are testimonies that Yahu was once used at the beginning of Biblical names instead of the more recent Yeho developed by Jews to cover up the sacred name.
Erin was a place of much religious controversy especially concerning Easter, a word used back then sometimes for the Hebrew Passover (believe it or not). I would like to share a quote but time and space forbids me to share all of it, but a point is to be made.
"[T]he clergy of Erin used to hold many synods, and these clergy used to come to the synods accompanied by the laity, so that battles and deaths occurred between them; and many evils resulted in Erin in consequence . . . They were for a long time, I.e. to the time of Adamnan, who was the 9th Abbot that took [the government of] Ia after Columbbkille. " J. O'Donovan, The Annals of Ireland, Three Fragments, Fragment II 704. Quoted in, The Celtic Church in Britain, pg 26 & 96 by Leslie Harding.
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