Monthly Archives: February 2013

What Does the “Messianic Hope” Mean?

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The expression “Messianic Hope” is used by both Christians and Jews. Because Christians believe Jesus is the messiah, the anticipation of his return (Second Coming) is their “Messianic Hope.” However, for Jews it is different. Recorded in the Old Testament of the bible, is the Jewish belief that a king of the Davidic line (Royal House of David) would deliver Israel from oppression. A family that for centuries continues the name David in all its various forms may be historically preserving their descent from the House of David. Similar names include: Davidson, Dovid, Davids, Davi, Davis, Daves, Davin, Davins, Davala, Daviu, Davies, Daud, Daud Ibn, Davila, Davilla and Davision. Suellen Ocean is the author of Secret GenealogyA How-to for Tracing Ancient Jewish Ancestry, Secret Genealogy IIUncovering the Jewish Roots of Our Christian Ancestors and Secret Genealogy III From Jewish Anglo-Saxon Tribes to New France Acadians. Available here: http://www.oceanhose.com

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History & Genealogy: Joshua is a Historically Significant Name

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Joshua, also seen as Jehoshua, Jehoshuah and Oshea, is a Hebrew name meaning, “the Lord is salvation” or the short version, “saviour”. In the Greek form Joshua is the name Jesus. Suellen Ocean is the author of Secret GenealogyA How-to for Tracing Ancient Jewish Ancestry, Secret Genealogy IIUncovering the Jewish Roots of Our Christian Ancestors and Secret Genealogy III From Jewish Anglo-Saxon Tribes to New France Acadians. Available here: http://www.oceanhose.com

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Genealogy: Have the Name Isaac in Your Family Tree?

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Isaac is a Hebrew name that originally meant “laughter.” Isaac holds a special place in Jewish history, as it is from him that in the Book of Genesis, the “Chosen People” descend. His father and mother were Abraham and Sarah, his wife was Rebecca and his son was Jacob. So, in Jewish history, Isaac was a big deal and so were his family.

Suellen Ocean is the author of Secret GenealogyA How-to for Tracing Ancient Jewish Ancestry, Secret Genealogy IIUncovering the Jewish Roots of Our Christian Ancestors and Secret Genealogy III From Jewish Anglo-Saxon Tribes to New France Acadians. Available here:

Secret Genealogy: http://www.amazon.com/Secret-Genealogy-Volume-Suellen-Ocean/dp/0965114082

Secret Genealogy II: http://www.amazon.com/Secret-Genealogy-II-Christian-Ancestors/dp/1484053222

Secret Genealogy III: http://www.amazon.com/Secret-Genealogy-III-Jewish-Anglo-Saxon-Acadians/dp/148407579X

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What Was the Golden Calf?

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For over 7,000 years there was a Bull Cult religion practiced throughout the ancient world. The Hebrews though had other ideas in mind and came up with monotheism, and brought to the world, the belief in worshipping one god. There was a point in Hebrew biblical history where the Hebrews made a golden calf fashioned after the Egyptian’s bull, which may have represented the Bull Cult, but Moses wasn’t too happy about the golden calf when he came down the mountain with the Ten Commandments. The rest is history.

Suellen Ocean is the author of Secret GenealogyA How-to for Tracing Ancient Jewish Ancestry, Secret Genealogy IIUncovering the Jewish Roots of Our Christian Ancestors and Secret Genealogy III From Jewish Anglo-Saxon Tribes to New France Acadians. Available here:

Secret Genealogy: http://www.amazon.com/Secret-Genealogy-Volume-Suellen-Ocean/dp/0965114082

Secret Genealogy II: http://www.amazon.com/Secret-Genealogy-II-Christian-Ancestors/dp/1484053222

Secret Genealogy III: http://www.amazon.com/Secret-Genealogy-III-Jewish-Anglo-Saxon-Acadians/dp/148407579X

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What Does Gospel Mean?

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The word gospel derives from the Anglo-Saxon words, God, Good, Spell. When someone preaches the gospel it refers to the teachings of Jesus, especially the four books of the New Testament in the bible, the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.

Suellen Ocean is the author of Secret GenealogyA How-to for Tracing Ancient Jewish Ancestry, Secret Genealogy IIUncovering the Jewish Roots of Our Christian Ancestors and Secret Genealogy III From Jewish Anglo-Saxon Tribes to New France Acadians. Available here:

Secret Genealogy: http://www.amazon.com/Secret-Genealogy-Volume-Suellen-Ocean/dp/0965114082

Secret Genealogy II: http://www.amazon.com/Secret-Genealogy-II-Christian-Ancestors/dp/1484053222

Secret Genealogy III: http://www.amazon.com/Secret-Genealogy-III-Jewish-Anglo-Saxon-Acadians/dp/148407579X

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Genealogy: Have the Name Andrew in Your Family Tree?

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The original meaning of Andrew means “manliness.” As a disciple of John the Baptist, Andrew was one of the twelve apostles (twelve men selected by Jesus to be with him). Like Jesus, Andrew was a fisherman. Andrew went to Greece to preach Jesus’ teachings and it was in Greece where Andrew was crucified.

Suellen Ocean is the author of Secret GenealogyA How-to for Tracing Ancient Jewish Ancestry, Secret Genealogy IIUncovering the Jewish Roots of Our Christian Ancestors and Secret Genealogy III From Jewish Anglo-Saxon Tribes to New France Acadians. Available here:

Secret Genealogy: http://www.amazon.com/Secret-Genealogy-Volume-Suellen-Ocean/dp/0965114082

Secret Genealogy II: http://www.amazon.com/Secret-Genealogy-II-Christian-Ancestors/dp/1484053222

Secret Genealogy III: http://www.amazon.com/Secret-Genealogy-III-Jewish-Anglo-Saxon-Acadians/dp/148407579X

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What’s the Difference Between Israel, Canaan, Palestine and Phoenicia?

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Secret GenealogyIt’s difficult when an area is known by many names. The Holy Land, Palestine, Canaan, Israel, Phoenicia, Judah … someone would have to spend a lot of time studying religious history and biblical geography to understand it completely. It’s a lot like Russia, USSR, Ukraine, Soviet Union, etc. Wars commence, territories vary and boundaries change. Let me share what I’ve deciphered about the geographical area we call… what is it called?

Canaan was Noah’s grandson and the patriarch of the Canaanites. (Noah cursed his grandson Canaan but that’s another story). The Canaanites of the north separated themselves from the Canaanites of Israel and became the powerful nation of Phoenicia. They worshiped what Moses called idols, including a sun god they called Baal and a moon goddess they called Ashtoreth or Astarte. They had decadent religious ceremonies that included sacrificing children. What’s known as Canaan was Western Palestine, a geographical area surrounded by the Dead Sea, the Mediterranean Sea and the Sea of Galilee. Moses instructed the Israelites to remove all the Canaanites (Phoenicians) from Palestine (Canaan) because they worshiped idols and he feared they would lead the Israelites astray. The Ancient Israelites had a prophecy that Canaan was the land of milk and honey and that God promised it to them for “life everlasting.” It’s still confusing but it’s close enough for the genealogical work I do.Hand Painted Roses Cover Sec Gen III

Suellen Ocean is the author of Secret GenealogyA How-to for Tracing Ancient Jewish Ancestry, Secret Genealogy IIUncovering the Jewish Roots of Our Christian Ancestors and Secret Genealogy III From Jewish Anglo-Saxon Tribes to New France Acadians. Available here:

Secret Genealogy: http://www.amazon.com/Secret-Genealogy-Volume-Suellen-Ocean/dp/0965114082

Secret Genealogy II: http://www.amazon.com/Secret-Genealogy-II-Christian-Ancestors/dp/1484053222

Secret Genealogy III: http://www.amazon.com/Secret-Genealogy-III-Jewish-Anglo-Saxon-Acadians/dp/148407579X

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Genealogy: Have the Name Noah in Your Family Tree?

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What an interesting guy Noah was. Yes, yes, who hasn’t heard of Noah’s Ark and who doesn’t wonder how in the world one guy could fit all the earth’s species onto one boat? Noah was 10th down from Adam, the guy who made his famous entrance with Eve, yes that Adam… Adam and Eve. But Noah was literally a cultured guy. In Genesis, he appears to culture vineyards and discovered the art of making wine. Noah’s drunkenness creates quite a stir; you can find that story in the bible too. If you have an ancestor by the name of Noah, it could mean many things. Whether or not it’s a link to Jewish ancestry depends on whether one is able to study the family history and find any clues. Noah had a son named Shem and this is where the word “Semite” originated. Today we think of Semites as Jews and Arabs but this was not always the case. There were other Semite groups, including the Babylonians, Aramaeans, Phoenicians and Assyrians.

Suellen Ocean is the author of Secret GenealogyA How-to for Tracing Ancient Jewish Ancestry, Secret Genealogy IIUncovering the Jewish Roots of Our Christian Ancestors and Secret Genealogy III From Jewish Anglo-Saxon Tribes to New France Acadians. Available here:

Secret Genealogy: http://www.amazon.com/Secret-Genealogy-Volume-Suellen-Ocean/dp/0965114082

Secret Genealogy II: http://www.amazon.com/Secret-Genealogy-II-Christian-Ancestors/dp/1484053222

Secret Genealogy III: http://www.amazon.com/Secret-Genealogy-III-Jewish-Anglo-Saxon-Acadians/dp/148407579X

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Genealogy: Have the Name Michael in Your Family Tree?

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There are quite a few Michaels mentioned in the bible but one of the most important was Michael the special guardian of the Hebrews. He was considered an Archangel, which means he was an angel of high rank. Michael argued with Satan over Moses’ body and Michael also fought a dragon in heaven. The name may mean, “Who is like God.” There are other biblical Michaels besides Michael the Archangel.

Suellen Ocean is the author of Secret GenealogyA How-to for Tracing Ancient Jewish Ancestry, Secret Genealogy IIUncovering the Jewish Roots of Our Christian Ancestors and Secret Genealogy III From Jewish Anglo-Saxon Tribes to New France Acadians. Available here:

Secret Genealogy: http://www.amazon.com/Secret-Genealogy-Volume-Suellen-Ocean/dp/0965114082

Secret Genealogy II: http://www.amazon.com/Secret-Genealogy-II-Christian-Ancestors/dp/1484053222

Secret Genealogy III: http://www.amazon.com/Secret-Genealogy-III-Jewish-Anglo-Saxon-Acadians/dp/148407579X

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Genealogy: Do You Have an Isaiah in Your Family Tree?

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Many people believe that Isaiah was the greatest prophet of biblical history. Also seen as Esaias, the name means “salvation of the Lord.” Isaiah’s prophecies will be forever tied to Jerusalem. He foresaw the destruction of Jerusalem and Judah but believed that a righteous remnant would persevere. Jesus is recorded (book of Luke) reading Isaiah (Esaias) writings. Perhaps it is Isaiah’s promise to Gentiles that they will participate in the spiritual inheritance of Israel that has today a strong Christian presence in Jerusalem.

Suellen Ocean is the author of Secret GenealogyA How-to for Tracing Ancient Jewish Ancestry, Secret Genealogy IIUncovering the Jewish Roots of Our Christian Ancestors and Secret Genealogy III From Jewish Anglo-Saxon Tribes to New France Acadians. Available here:

Secret Genealogy: http://www.amazon.com/Secret-Genealogy-Volume-Suellen-Ocean/dp/0965114082

Secret Genealogy II: http://www.amazon.com/Secret-Genealogy-II-Christian-Ancestors/dp/1484053222

Secret Genealogy III: http://www.amazon.com/Secret-Genealogy-III-Jewish-Anglo-Saxon-Acadians/dp/148407579X

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