“And it came to pass, when she travailed, that the one put our his hand: and the midwife took and bound upon his hand a scarlet thread, saying, This came out first…..and his name was called Zarah”
(Genesis 38:28&30)

In the course of time, the seed of the Judah-Zarah line reached Ireland and became the Royal ruling head in Ulster. The crest, herald or national emblem has been ever since, “THE RED HAND”.

From Judah’s other son Pharez, came King David, then King Zedekiah and his daughter Tea Tephi, who went to Ireland and married the Heremon of Ulster. From this marriage descended our present Royal Family.

There is an interesting link between Ulster and the United States—it is said that at least ten of the Presidents of that great land were of Ulster origin. At least 200,000 of the Scotch-Irish of Ulster sailed to American ports in the early 1700’s and by the time of the Declaration of Independence not less than one in ten of the population of the colonies was of Scotch-Irish stock.

The symbol of the SCARLET THREAD is again shown in the story of Joshua, chapter 2, verse 18, in which we read of Rahab letting down the SCARLET THREAD from the window of the spies of Israel. The SCARLET CORD, the “Thin Red Line” which has been so honoured among the British people of Israel descent, down through the ages, is still the official colour of the British Government.
This is one more close tie, uniting present day Anglo-Saxon people with Israel of old.