Where Do The English Come From?


Chapter 15

on August 24, 2017

Where Do The English Come From?

Creation Question


The sons of Gomer were Ashkenaz, Riphath, and Togarmah. (Genesis 10:3)


Jeremiah 51:27

Many Americans, Australians, Canadians, and others are descendants of the English. The English live on a quite small island off the coast of mainland Europe, but they have a lot of fascinating history. Most of the English came from Germanic tribes of the northern part of mainland Europe, namely the Angles and Saxons. “Angles” is where we get the name English from (think “Anglish”).

The Germanic tribes gave rise to many of the peoples of Europe, like the Swedish, Norwegians, Austrians, Germans, English, and others. The German peoples came from their ancestor Ashkenaz. Ashkenaz was the son of Gomer, the son of Japheth, the son of Noah.

Historians have a continuous record of 20 kings from King Ashkenaz until King Wolfheim Sickenger, who reigned about the same time as King Saul in Israel! Many Jews who later settled in Germanic areas like Central Europe were called “Ashkenazi Jews” and many Jews have called Germany “Ashkenaz.” Some variations of the name Ashkenaz can be found in the name Scandinavia or Scandia, which is where Sweden and Norway are (think “A-scandia” or “A-scandinavia”).

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