Where in Ireland is the prophet Jeremiah buried?
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
all the best
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.
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
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.