Halloween & the Lost 10 Tribes of Israel

by Mikkel S. Kragh

Halloween is today a popular day for children in many parts of the world. It is also THE most important day of the entire year for satanists and occultists.

Halloween is derived from the pagan Celtic Feast of Samhain, which was celebrated on October 31st and November 1st. The Celts believed that at this particular time of the year, the veil between the world of the living and the world of the dead and of other spirits was the thinnest. At Samhain the spirits of the dead as well as elves, fairies, and other spirits manifested themselves among the living. From a Christian perspective we realize, of course, that these so-called dead and spirits are really demons.

The Catholic Church tried to catholicize the Feast of Samhain by turning the two days into All Hallows' Eve and All Hallows' Day (All Saints' Day). All Hallows' Eve became Hallow E'en which became Halloween. Irish immigrants brought Samhain-Halloween to the United States, where it evolved into what we today know as Halloween with children dressing up in scary and demonic costumes, the demonic jack-o-lantern pumkins, and putting spider webs and mock skeletons up, etc.

Anyone who is trying to follow the God of the Bible and has done a minimum of study into Halloween's origins will know that Halloween is deeply demonic, and that it is something every Christian should shun like the plague and never allow their children to participate in.

The high priest of the Church of Satan in San Fransisco, and author of the Satanic Bible Anton Szandor LaVey even said: “I am glad that Christian parents let their children worship the devil at least one night out of the year. Welcome to Halloween!”

Halloween's connection to the Lost 10 Tribes of Israel

The 10 tribes of the northern Kingdom of Israel were invaded and deported by the Assyrian Empire in and around 721 BC. The reason was that ever since they had seceded from the Royal House of David and Solomon in Jerusalem app. 931 BC, they had worshiped pagan gods and goddesses. A minority of the northern 10 tribes did follow the God of Israel, but as a nation and as whole tribes, they worshiped pagan gods. When they were deported to northern area of the Assyrian Empire around 721 BC, they were therefore still worshiping pagan gods.

The interesting thing is that one of the pagan gods of the area around Israel was called Baal Samim, which means 'Lord of heaven'. The name of this pagan deity is close to the name of the Celtic Irish deity Beal Samhain, or Beal Samhan, who was the pagan god whose Feast of Samhain has morphed into Halloween.

Yair Davidiy, an orthodox Jewish author of numerous books on the Lost 10 Tribes of Israel, writes in the book Ancestry: The Hebrew Identity of Celtic Races (2015):

In Ireland the supreme god was known as Beal (meaning baal) or as Beal Samhan which name is paralleled by that of the Syrian god 'Baal Samim' whose name in Hebrew (Baal Shamayim) means 'lord of heaven'.” (Yair Davidiy: Ancestry: The Hebrew Identity of Celtic Races, p. 56, 2015)

It is therefore possible that 10 tribes brought along the worship of Baal Samim out of the land of Israel into the place of their exile and all the way to Ireland, where deported Israelites, especially of the tribe of Dan, ended up.

Charles Vallancey

Most pagan and secular writers claim that the primary “culprit” responsible for demonizing Samhain was the British Lt.-Col. Charles Vallancey, the British military surveyor of Ireland in the late 18th cen., who also became an expert on Irish history, philology and antiquities. Charles Vallancey wrote that Samhain was a feast to the 'lord of death', one of the Celto-Irish gods of death. But today the most repeated claim is that Samhain was merely was the 'summer's end' feast, where the light half of the year gave way to the dark half of the year.

Now the funny thing is that in our last article, The Lost 10 Tribes of Israel in Europe, Pt. II, one of the last parts was about Celtic-Hebrew similarities. And there we quoted Charles Vallancey, because the topic of one of his books - Essay On The Antiquity Of The Irish Language, Being A Collation Of The Irish With The Punic Language (1772) - was that he believed that the Irish were descended from so-called Phoenicians, and that the Celtic-Irish language was a mixture of Carthaginian Phoenician and Celtic.

In The Lost 10 Tribes of Israel in Europe, Pt. II, we also showed that many Israelite Danites travelled with the Phoenicians, and that Danites and Phoenicians therefore often were looked upon as one people:

On a collation of the Irish with the Celtic, Punic, Phoenician, and Hebrew languages, the strongest affinity, (nay a perfect identity in very many words) will appear; it may therefore be deemed a Punic-Celtic compound; and the following Essay will prove this to be somewhat more than a bare conjecture. The Irish is consequently the most copious language extant; as from the Hebrew proceeded the Phoenician, from the Phoenician, Carthaginian, or Punic, was derived the Æolian, Dorian, and Etruscan, and from these was formed the Latin...”

The Irish historians do all agree, that they received their letters from the Phoenicians, and that their language was called bearla Féne or the Fenician dialect, of which their ancient manuscripts bear sufficient testimony.” (Charles Vallancey: Essay On The Antiquity Of The Irish Language, Being A Collation Of The Irish With The Punic Language, 1772, pp. 21-22)


All this is, of course, not proof that Halloween has a connection to the Lost 10 Tribes of Israel and their pagan worship, but it does show that it could be the case.

Whether or not there is a connection between the pagan gods worshiped by the 10 Tribes of Israel and Samhain-Halloween, God-fearing Christians should not celebrate in Halloween. God “divorced” the 10 Tribes of Israel, as we read in the prophet Hosea chap. 1, and God let the Assyrians deport them out of the land of Israel. The reason was that they had kept on worshiping pagan gods, which very well could have included Baal Samim.

If the nations of the modern-day descendants of the 10 Tribes of Israel keep on not following Christ – and celebrating Halloween is one way of saying no to Christ - our nations will likewise be judged by the God of Israel. Just like ancient Israel and Judah were.

October 2023


Davidiy, Yair: Ancestry: The Hebrew Identity of Celtic Races (Jerusalem, Israel: Russell-Davis Publishers, 2015)

Vallancey, Charles: Essay On The Antiquity Of The Irish Language, Being A Collation Of The Irish With The Punic Language (London, Richard Ryan: 1818)