Below is some of the text from the Declaration of Arbroath, and some surrounding commentary. You may also wish to purchase the more detailed copy of an analysis by one of the foremost scholars on the topic of the Culdees (E. Raymond Capt) who was a frequent lecturer at our church. He published some other surrounding documents of Robert the Bruce that fills in a lot more meaning of these words. Mainly that Jesus Christ was central in his life and was present with them in battle. Click on the cover photo to the right, to be taken to amazon where you may purchase a copy.
Few know that Robert the Bruce was the last Scottish King to have been coronated on the throne of Israel, the stone of scone, that was then stolen by Edward Longshanks. It is in the official histories of England, Scotland and Ireland that it is the literal throne that King David of Israel was coronated on, and God had promised to always keep a descendant of King David on that literal and physical throne. This didn’t just go away in 500BC when all of Judea was destroyed, and Jeremiah went to the prophesied “Isles Northwest” as it says by the word of God that Jeremiah “transplanted the Kingdom and priesthood” to those islands. Later known as the Culdees.
This declaration is more proof the Scottish and kindred peoples (Culdees) are Israelites. more info
The Declaration of Arbroath(Scotland’s most precious national possession), as sealed by Robert the Bruce and his nobles is portrayed below. It contains the claim of being confirmed in the faith by Saint Andrew(historically by his assistant Aristobulus). It says that the Scots “journeyed from Great Scythia by way of the Tyrrhenian Sea….they came twelve hundred years after the people of Israel crossed the Red Sea[ca.250BC], to their home in the west where they still live today.”
The British historian Bede, writing five hundred years earlier, also stated that the people of Scotland came from Scythia, between the Black and Caspian Seas, where Israel was dispersed. Herodotus called the Scythians the “Sacae,” which comes from the name Isaac, one of the names that Jacob (Israel) said would live on among Ephraim and Manasseh (Gen. 48:16). God said “in Isaac shall thy seed be called”. Saint Paul reiterated these words, “in Isaac shall the seed be called” (Romans 9:8).
A quote from the book “St. Paul in Britain” by R.W.Morgan: “Bede was a very earnest adherent of the novel papal Church, introduced A.D.596, by Augustine into Britain, but the honesty and simplicity of his character has rendered his history in many respects a very inconvenient and obnoxious record to the said Church. What became of the remains of St.Peter and St.Paul? At Rome they STILL PRETEND TO EXHIBIT THEM, but Bede;- and it must be remembered he is a CANONIZED saint in the Roman calendar – EXPRESSLY STATES that the remains of the bodies of the apostles Peter and Paul, the martyrs St.Lawrence, St.John, St.Gregory, and St.Pancras, were, at the solicitation of King Oswy to Pope Vitalian, REMOVED from Rome to ENGLAND, and deposited at CANTERBURY A.D. 656, Pope Vitalian’s letter to Oswy being extant.(Bedoe History., lib. iii. c. 29). THEIR REMAINS, then, if any, REPOSE IN BRITISH SOIL.”