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There have been a lot of Christian, non-Christian, and Messianic teachings on the roots of Haloween. For years, I wanted to know if there were any Biblical roots on this perverse and pagan holiday, and after research on certain issues, hwhy be the glory, He revealed to me that there are Biblical roots of this pagan day. I want to build on some of those roots by taking it one step further by first revealing the factors that would lead to the Biblical roots of Halloween.


There were, and are, five basic needs for any holiday, whether righteous or not, during ancient times:

 People to officiate a holiday. A date for the holiday

TWO: Tribal people for their own tribal rituals



The basics of Halloween, formerally known as "All Hallows Eve", goes back to the Anglo-Saxon times and further back during the Roman occupation of Gaul (France) and Britain.

The ancient times of Halloween were based on the Celtic and Gaelic Druids who were the so-called priests.

 If one asks anyone on the streets from what country Halloween originated, those who know would say from Great Britain and Western Europe, and some of them would probably say from Ireland.

The date of Halloween that we know today, October 31st, came from historic connections.


This next segment will be the next step to connect these three main factors further back, in general, to the biblical period.


It has been well known that there were tribal peoples who played a religious role on Halloween. These people are called the Druids. They were the earliest ones known to celebrate this pagan holiday. According to Wikipedia, they are usually high ranking people in their social status. They were like the Jewish people of Yeshua's time who were not Levites, but those who were of high social and political status. Though they were pagan, they were, in general, not proper officiators, or one could say "priests", to do the ceremonial activities, but simply common people not of priestly status or of the priestly line.



These activities were based on the fact that these ancient western tribes, according to Yair Davidiy of Brit Am and Hebrew Nations, they are the ancient descendants of the lost ten northern tribes of Israel. These are the tribal names of some of the tribes during the Anglo-Saxon period:

Gauls (modern day France and Southwestern Scotland)
Celts (modern day Ireland)
Anglos (modern day England)

As one knows, letters can change slightly in words or names throughout generations and time.
One example is Isaac's name in Hebrew, commonly written as "Yeets-khak"- Yod, Tsade, Khet, Kuph ("qxuy), but in Psalms 105:9, the Hebrew text of Isaac's name is spelled "Yees-khak- Yod, Shin, Khet, Kuph (qxsy). This is one of many examples that have an altering of letters, but yet the same name and person.

One can see the words "Gaul" and "Anglo" have the same common letters "g" and "l". Celt has the letter "c" that could be similar to the letter "g", and it contains the letter "l" in its name as well. Take the "g" and the "l", put them together, we get "gl".

Gaul-    GL
Anglo- GL
Celt-     CL

There is a Hebrew word with those two letter root names:

Looking at the words GAUL, CELT AND ANGLO

The Hebrew word for Gaul, Celt and Anglo is "gahl"- Gimel, Lamed (
lg). It comes from the Hebrew word "gah-lah"- Gimel, Lamed Heh (hlg). It comes from Strong's Concordance number 1540, and its definition

A primitive root; to denude (especially in a disgraceful sense); by implication to exile (captives being usually stripped); figuratively to reveal: -  + advertise, appear, bewray, bring, (carry, lead, go) captive (into captivity), depart, disclose, discover, exile, be gone, open, X plainly, publish, remove, reveal, X shamelessly, shew, X surely, tell, uncover.

It is also where we get the Hebrew word "galut"- Gimel, Lamed Tav (
tlg) which is also mentioned in the Hebrew Biblical text. This Hebrew word means "exile". Therefore, these were the "exiled people".

From the Classic Intelinear Translations series, titled "Commentaries of Caesar on the Gallic War" (1937), Caesar explained the tribal people in Gaul, who are in France. This is what it shows:

Caesar's Gallic War

In the text, it says:

"All Gaul is divided into three parts:... the third, (those) who in (the) language of themselves are called Celtae, in ours, Gauls".

This is a map of the tribal locations of Gaul in Caesar's day, showing Celtica dominating the Gaulic territory, known today as France

Map in Caesar's Day 1Map in Caesar's Day 2 of 2


Another tribal name is "Saxon" (modern day England). In this case one letter is missing from this tribal name to see its true identity. It is letter "i". Add the letter before the name and one gets "Isaxon". Sounds very much like "Isaacson". It is because they are. They are revealing themselves as the sons of Isaac. They are also of the decsendants of Jacob, the son of Isaac. Ten of Jacob's sons are descendants of the lost ten northern tribes of Israel. Those are the ones who later separated to make their own kingdom during the reign of Rehoboam, son of King Solomon.


One more ancient tribal name in western Europe is "Bretons" (modern day Northern France and England). The name should speak for itself. Change the "e" to an "i" and we get "Britons". This tribal name comes from the Hebrew.

Looking at the word BRETONS

The Hebrew root word for Bretons is "breeth"- Bet, Resh, Yod, Tav (
tyrb). It is from Strong's Concordance number 1285, and its definiton

From H1262 (in the sense of cutting (like H1254)); a compact (because made by passing between pieces of flesh): - confederacy, [con-]feder[-ate], covenant, league.

from 1262 "bah-rah" (
hrb), and its definition

A primitive root; to select; also (as denominative from H1250) to feed; also (as equivalent to H1305) to render clear (Ecc_3:18): - choose, (cause to) eat, manifest, (give) meat.

This reveals to us that the Tribal name, Bretons, means "covenant". That is why Yair Davidiy of Brit Am and Hebrew Nations calls them, based on the name of his web site, "Brit Am" or "Covenant People". This is the tribal name that modern day "Britain" is called.

This is a map taken from Wikipedia on the Saxons showing most of these major tribes in Western Europe in the fifth century AD

Europe 5th Century

In this section, there is strong proof that the ancient tribes in Britain and France were descendants of the Lost Ten Northern Tribes of Israel.

You can get Yair Davidiy's book "The Tribes" on his website. Just click on the image below

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A Gaelic ritual that is observed today, during the time of Halloween, is called "Sahmain" (pronounced Sah-win). According to Wikipedia, this word defines a Gealic month, and the ritual occurs between October 31st to November 2nd. This is the link to the Wikipedia page:


This is a perspective to the origin of Sahmain:
First a reminder that this event occurs, at the earliest, in October. Since now we know that Sahmain is a Gaelic month, there is a Hebrew word that relates to this term:

Looking at the word EIGHT

The Hebrew word for eight is "sh'moh-nah"- Shin, Mem, Nun, Heh (
). It is from Strong's Concordance number 8083, and its definition

Apparently from H8082 through the idea of plumpness; a cardinal number, eight (as if a surplus above the “perfect” seven); also (as ordinal) eighth: - eight ([-een, -eenth]), eighth.

The word "shemonah" is the Hebrew number "eight".

Going back to the Gregorgian Calendar month, October, the month in which Haloween is widely observed, is commonly the tenth month of the Gregorian year. But if anyone knows their Latin, the word "October" comes from the Latin "Oct", which is the Latin number for "eight". Based on these realizations, they establish that Sahmain means "eight", meaning that Sahmain is celebrated in the eighth month of the Hebrew Biblical Calendar. Also, in generality, it is commonly accepted that the dates of Haloween, between the end of October and the beginning of November on our Gregorian Calendar, fall in the same time frame as half way in the Biblical eighth month in the Hebrew Calendar, which occurs in generality between mid October and mid November.


Any holiday that has a festive holiday requires food, like the Biblical Feasts of Passover/Unleavened Bread, Shavuoth (Pentecost) and Sukkoth (Tabernacles). These three feasts are the same feasts 
hwhy commanded all the Israelite males to meet Him three times in the year,in Jerusalem. In the pagan holiday of Haloween, the "feast" that comes with this day today is mainly "candy", through the children's activity by going to neighbors' homes and saying "Trick, or treat!", and later, they eat their "harvest" of candy and "feast" on it. This is what About Entertainment, on urbanlegends.about.com, under the article "A Quick Guide to the Origin and History of Haloween" says regarding the roots of Trick and Treating:

"Among the practices associated with Halloween during the Medieval period were the lighting of bonfires, evidently to symbolize the plight of souls lost in purgatory, and souling, which consisted of going door-to-door offering prayers for the dead in exchange for "soul cakes" and other treats".

But according to sources that in Medieval times, in general, it was a time for the people to feast on this day from the produce that grew during the summer.

 After reaserching these factors, 
hwhy revealed to me the Biblical roots of Haloween.


This is the Biblical scripture of the creation for the beginning of modern day Halloween, and it is located in the book of the Kings

1 Kings 12:25-33

1Ki 12:25 Then [King] Jeroboam [of the Northern Kingdom of Israel] built 
ta-Shechem in mount Ephraim, and dwelt therein; and went out from thence, and built ta-Penuel. 26 And Jeroboam said in his heart, Now shall the kingdom return to the House of David: 27 If this people go up to do sacrifice in the House of hwhy at Jerusalem, then shall the heart of this people turn again unto their lord, even unto Rehoboam, King of Judah, and they shall kill me, and go again to Rehoboam, King of Judah. 28 Whereupon the king took counsel, and made two calves of gold, and said unto them, It is too much for you to go up to Jerusalem: behold thy elohim, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt. 29 And he set ta-the one in Bethel, and ta-the other put he in Dan. 30 And this thing became a sin: for the people went to worship before the one, even unto Dan. 31 And he made ta-an house of high places, and made priests of the lowest of the people, which were not of the sons of Levi. 32 And Jeroboam ordained a feast in the eighth month, on the fifteenth day of the month, like unto the feast that is in Judah, and he offered upon the altar. So did he in Bethel, sacrificing unto the calves that he had made: and he placed in Bethel ta-the priests of the high places which he had made. 33 So he offered upon the altar which he had made in Bethel the fifteenth day of the eighth month, even in the month which he had devised of his own heart; and made a feast unto the Sons of Israel: and he offered upon the altar of the burnt incense.

King Jeroboam of the Ten Northern Tribes of Israel, created common priests, not of the tribe of Levi from The Northern Tribes of Israel made the date of the eighth month of the fifteenth day of the month. He did this because he was afraid that the people he was reigning would go to Jerusalem and want to return to unite with King Rehoboam. His fear caused him to not believe in 
hwhy in his rule the northern kingdom, and made the Northern House of Israel turn and fall away from their relationship with hwhy.

The false priests King Jeroboam made were of the same people where the Celtic Druids evolve, and are still in practice today. These descendants of the Ten Northern Tribes of Israel are whom settled in Western Europe and Great Britain today. King Jeroboam's feast, on the fifteenth day of the eighth month, later became the modern calendar date for the observance of Halloween on October

One more segment in relevance to this teaching


In some of my Torah portions, I have made note regarding "The Food Covenant", and I give full credit to Rico Cortes of Wisdom In Torah Ministries for revealing this to me. As I made note in the Torah portions, a Food Covenant is the final step that is used in various kinds of means during Biblical times: business deals, marriages, agreements, excepting an elohim one submits to, and the exceptance of a High Holy Day. In this case of this teaching in the book of Kings mentioned above, in verse thirty three, they made a "feast" in this new "holiday" King Jereboam created and founded. This feast was an act of accepting the elohim of the golden calves that King Jeroboam created, and the fact that they ate on that day to these elohim sealed their covenant saying that this day is their festive day to make offerings to their pagan elohim, just like what happened to some of the Israelite men who were involved with the Moab pagan elohim as noted in the book of Numbers

Numbers 25:1-3

Num 25:1 And Israel dwelled in the Shittim, and the People profaned to fornicate to the daughters of Moab. 2 And they called the People to the sacrifices of their elohim: and the People ate, and bowed down to their elohim. 3 And Israel joined to Baal Peor: and the Anger of 
hwhy burned against Israel.

The people sealed their covenant to the Moabite pagan elohim, and it cost them their lives. King Jeroboam caused the Ten Northern Tribes to accept the pagan elohim of the golden calf and separated themselves from the true Elohim and the true location where they were to offer to 
hwhy, in Jerusalem. This cost the Ten Northern Tribes of Israel to ultimately lose their inheritance in the land, and resulted in hwhy divorcing them from the covenant and their exile into Assyria around 732 BC.

These are the scriptures in which the Ten Northern Tribes were judged to be exiled. The first one is noted by the prophet Jeremiah which is noted in his book

Ezekiel 4:1-5

Eze 4:1 Thou also, son of man, take thee a tile, and lay it before thee, and pourtray upon it the city, even
ta-Jerusalem: 2 And lay siege upon her, and build a fort upon her, and cast a mount upon her; set the camp also upon her, and set battering rams upon her round about. 3 Moreover take thou unto thee an iron pan, and set her for a wall of iron between thee and the city: and set ta-thy face against her, and she shall be besieged, and thou shalt lay siege upon her. She shall be a sign to the House of Israel. 4 Lie thou also upon thy left side, and lay ta-the iniquity of the House of Israel upon her: according to the number of the days that thou shalt lie upon him thou shalt bear their iniquity. 5 And I, I have laid upon thee ta-the years of their iniquity, according to the number of the days, three hundred and ninety days: and shalt thou bear the iniquity of the House of Israel.

And this is what the prophet Jeremiah says which is noted in his book

Jeremiah 3:6-8

Jer 3:6 
hwhy said also unto me in the days of Josiah the king, Have you seen what backsliding Israel, she has done? She has gone up upon every high mountain and under every green tree, and there had played the harlot. 7 And I said after she had done ta-all of these things, Turn you unto Me. But she returned not. And her treacherous sister Judah saw her. 8 And I saw, when for all the causes whereby backsliding Israel committed adultery I had put her away, and I had given ta-a Scroll of Divorce to her; yet her treacherous sister Judah feared not, and she went and she played the harlot also.

When the Ten Northern Tribes of the Kingdom of Israel were divorced around 722 BC, they were originally exiled for 390 years according the prophet Ezekiel. Calculating the years, it would come to 332 BC, which is during the time that Alexander the Great of Macedonia was conquering lands to create the Greek empire. This was to be the time that the Ten Northern Tribes were to repent to 
hwhy to return to the land of Israel, but they didn't. Based on what hwhy said to Moses to say to Israel which is noted in the book of Leviticus 26:14-45, the Ten Tribes of the Northern House of Israel did not repent from their iniquities and sins against hwhy. As a result, their exile was multiplied seven times from the 390 years because of their unrepentance. Calculation their exile:

390 years x 7 years = 2,730 years

That means that the Ten Northern Tribes of Israel original exile time line of 390 years was extended seven times to 2,730 years. Calculating the time line of 2,730 years from 722 BC, it would be around 2008 AD. If this is the correct date, this was around the time of 2008 United States presidential election, and if this is the correct date, this is the time period for the Ten Northern Tribes to repent from their iniquities and sins from "Uncle Jeroboam's Curse" of creating this perverse and pagan holiday of Halloween on the fifteenth day of the eighth Biblical month of Cheshvan, and creating non-Levitical priests, and finalizing and sealing it by feasting on this day via a Food Covenant, thus breaking the Covenant of 
hwhy through this pagan festive day.


We need to forgive Uncle King Jeroboam for his fears that caused him to create this perverse and pagan day, and ask 
hwhy to forgive us for practicing our ancestors' pagan feast that our uncle King Jeroboam created and for breaking their relationship with hwhy by partaking the Food Covenant that sealed our ancestors' fates. I strongly urge those who are considering to participate in these activities to not do it and to not partake of any of the foods during Halloween. This is the result of King Jeroboam's rebellion against hwhy, and if one does it, I plead you to go hwhy, our Heavenly Father about this.



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of Shoreshim Ministries

Trick Or Treat: The Wicked Truth About Halloween
(NOTE: one has to be a subscriber to his blog)

Jim Staley of Passion For Truth Ministries has a teaching on his You Tube channel regarding Halloween

of Passion for Truth Ministries

Should Christians Celebrate Any Version of Halloween?

Jim Staley

That ends this teaching the Biblical roots of Halloween.

Thank you for taking time reading this teaching, and I pray that this teaching was an eye opener to you.

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