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Where in Ireland is the prophet Jeremiah buried?

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Some claim that the coronation stone upon which many kings of

Ireland, Scotland and England had been crowned was brought to

Ireland by Jeremiah and is the stone Jacob used as a pillar. (Gen.

28:18)However Professor A. C. Ramsay of the Department of Geology

of London University made a thorough examination of this stone. He

found it to be of Scottish origin, having characteristics entirely

lacking in the sandstone found in Palestine.

There is no biblical evidence or otherwise, to say Jeremiah went

to Ireland.

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ACTUALLY... there are legends that Jeremiah brought one or two

of the daughters of Jeremiah out of Egypt. His scribe Baruch came

with them. They may have stopped in Gibralter where part of their

party remained behind while the rest continued on to Ireland. Tea

Tephi or Tamar married the high king of Ireland, Eochaid. All this

happened in such ancient times that it's not possible to prove or

disprove it. The Bible doesn't say, but that doesn't mean it didn't


As for the actual burial place, that's not known. There are many

ancient burial mounds in Ireland but it's not clear who they were

for. Other legends say Jeremiah died and was buried in Egypt.

Legends also say that Jeremiah brought the Ark of the Covenant

to Ireland. Other legends say the Ark is on Mount Nebo, or it's

under the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, or it's in Babylon, or it's in

Ethiopia, or it's in Scotland under the protection of the Knights

Templar... One of the legends might be correct. Or not.

The current Stone of Destiny is in dispute. Some people think

that when the Stone was stolen in 1950, a substitute was returned.

The stone that was tested for authenticity may not be the original

Stone of Destiny.

If you want solid answers to such mysteries; get used to

disappointment. :) The history of Ireland was oral until Christian

monks began to record and assemble oral history into books in the

early centuries AD.

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First of all, someone "Edited" this original article but all

they did was leave scattered comments arguing about everything - it

was a big garbled mess. I'll start over here.

There are lots of legends about Jeremiah and after doing a whole

lot of research, the fact is: nobody knows for sure what happened

to him after he went down to Egypt. There are three legends about

it, however.

CATHOLIC LEGEND - says Jeremiah was martyred (stoned to death)

but that story didn't appear until nearly 1000 years after

Jeremiah's time -- so, many people wonder about the truth of


BRITISH ISRAELISM - Some people think Jeremiah ended up in

Ireland, along with David's harp and the Stone of Scone and at

least one Jewish princess with him. This is the legend of a famous

Irish Queen by the name of Tea Tephi. But I did a lot of research

on THAT legend and it's frankly impossible because the real Queen

Tea Tephi lived approximately 900 years before Jeremiah's time.

There's no way to reconcile the time gap: they lived in entirely

different centuries. Their lives did not overlap.

And it's interesting that the legends about Tea Tephi are

extremely detailed (including a book supposedly written by her)

even though the Irish peoples didn't have anything in writing until

the monks began making written records around 500 AD... more than

2000 years after Tea Tephi lived. Yet the British Israelism story

says that Tea Tephi and her Kingly husband started a college!!

It gets more and more improbable. The more I look into the

legends of Tea Tephi: I realize that it's simply impossible. Tea

Tephi could not have been a Jewish princess who came to Ireland

with Jeremiah. And without Tea Tephi, the whole story falls apart


The legend of Tea Tephi was an integral part of the British

Israel beliefs of the late 1800's and early 1900s. British

Israelism was shamed for its cult tendencies. British Israelism

utilized Jewish and Christian symbolism to create their theories

but there are severe inaccuracies and I do not believe their

promoters knew the Bible very well at all.

British Israelism also seems to be one of the first white

supremacy concepts - which may have had some influence on the Nazi

belief system a short time later. Ideas about a "superior race" of

people were popping up here and there: and none of them were


MASONIC TRADITION - provides a somewhat different story from

that of British Israelism. And, it's a story that is at least more

believable and may have happened: the problem is that the legend is

only in Masonic tradition. According to the story, the royal

daughter of Zedikiah was not Tea Tephi, but a girl named Tamar

Tephi who went down to Egypt with Jeremiah. She was married after

the fall of Jerusalem to Prince Eochaid of Ireland. They met in

Egypt. They were married around 585 B.C., which is an appropriate

date for Jeremiah's lifetime.

The prophet Jeremiah, Princess Tamar Tephi, Prince Eochaid and

Baruch (Jeremiah's scribe) traveled to Spain and then to Ireland.

Baruch may have died in Spain. This link provides a good overview

of the Masonic legend and gives a description of the site where the

Masons believe Jeremiah is buried:


SUMMARY - There is a lot of confusion surrounding Jeremiah's

last days, which is complicated by legends that were invented later

on. Only God knows what really happened to him. I hope Jeremiah

finished out his life with a little happiness: he certainly

deserved it after all he went through during the time that

Jerusalem was destroyed by the Babylonians.

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