Scota, or Teia Tephi = tender twig. She was the daughter (Tender Twig) of the king of Jerusalem (the Cedar) whom Jeremiah went forth to PLANT in Ireland. Nothing is said of her, but she must have been a strong and faithful woman for God to use her in fulfilling the promises that He made that were given to David and that there should always be one of his offspring, his seed to sit over the House of Israel.
Traveling with her was The Lia Fail (Stone of Destiny) and The Ark of The Covenant from Jerusalem to Ireland, via Tanis in Egypt then on to Gibraltar (where she was proclaimed queen of the Gadite Israelites who live there); Breogan in Spain; Cornwall and eventually landing at Howth, near Dublin, in Ireland on the 18th. of June 583 B.C.
Jeremiah 39:11 Now Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon gave charge concerning Jeremiah to Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard, saying,
Nebuzaradan is the same general that slew all of the kings sons, and gouged out Zedekiah's eyes. He is the one that ransacked the city of Jerusalem, and killed many of the people. Do you think that Jeremiah is afraid of Nebuzaradan? What do you think Nebuchadnezzar is going to have done to Jeremiah?
Jeremiah 39:12 "Take him, and look well to him, and do him no harm; but do unto him even as he shall say unto thee."
Nebuchadnezzar is telling his commanding general, to go and find Jeremiah and see that he is well cared for. Let Jeremiah tell you what he desires to be done for him. It is at this time that Jeremiah is going to take charge of the daughters of Zedekiah, for Jeremiah knew the promises that that were given to David and that there should always be one of his offspring, his seed to sit over the House of Israel. The sons simply can't do that for they were all put to death, but the seed line of David will be turned over to the daughters of Zedekiah.
Jeremiah 43:4 So Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the captains of the forces, and all the People, obeyed not the voice of the Lord, to dwell in the land of Judah.
All the People obeyed not the Word of the Lord. The lesson that we should learn from this comes from experience. When you put the fear of being over-run in the minds of people who are not disciplined in what they should do, they will panic. The more the rumor spreads around the camp, the more fear enters the hearts of the people to where they become little more than a mob. Rumors will escalate in the minds to where they will imagine even the little kids being slaughtered, and all will die here.
If God's plan doesn't speak of those hostile actions, then it shall not come to pass. When that time comes when the false Messiah is walking on the earth as the Antichrist, don't listen to the mob, and what the false prophets have to say. The acts and words of the mob are always wrong. When it comes down to it, the masses of people that are swayed by rumors and the false press [prophets] will always make the wrong choices with regards to God's plan. They do that because they are biblically illiterate. They simply don't understand the plan of God, and that includes the leaders of most church denominations. Don't listen to the majority and let them stir you up.
Jeremiah 43:5 But Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the captains of the forces, took all the remnant of Judah, that were returned from all nations, whether they had been driven, to dwell in the land of Judah;
Jeremiah 43:6 Even men, and women, and children, and the king's daughters, and every person that Nebuzar-adan the captain of the guard had left with Gedaliah the son of Ahikam the son of Shaphan, and Jeremiah the prophet, and Baruch the son of Neriah.
These "king's daughters" are the daughters of king Zedekiah that had his eyes put out, and was taken to Babylon in chains. The sons of Zedekiah were all killed by the Babylonian army and only his daughters were allowed to live. These daughters are the ones that Jeremiah would take to Europe, and in time be married into the king lines of Spain, and Ireland. This will be discussed in detail later, however, the charts of the king lines of all Europe will trace through these daughters of Zedekiah that Jeremiah will oversee, and they are listed on pages 102-109, following chapter 33 in this book.
Johanan and the captains and their forces had rounded up every living soul that the Babylonians had left behind including Jeremiah and Baruch, and they were forcing all people to make the move with them. This champion of the people, after running Ishmael off, has now turned out to be the driving negative forces against God Word.
It doesn't matter how much a person may seem to be as a great preacher, or teacher, or that he may have been 98 percent correct in the flesh. If that person does not lead properly in the Spirit of God, he is not fit to lead and you had better watch out. They will claim to be very spiritual, and in tune with our heavenly Father, but when the Word of the Lord comes to direct them, they will close their mind and chase after their own imaginations. They appear to be solid in the community, and a leader among the flock, but when it comes down to the critical time of testing their traditions, he is a fake, and listens to his own imaginations.
These people knew that Judaea had hit three times before, and stripped of all it's wealth, and the temptation was to head down to the Nile, where the things are fertile and prosperous. The urge is to go where the promises are greater from the word of man, but you had better get used to listening only to the Word of God, and how His Spirit leads you.
Jeremiah 43:7 So they came into the land of Egypt: for they obeyed not the voice of the LORD: thus came they even to Tahpanhes.
Jeremiah was well known, even in Egypt. Jeremiah was free to go wherever he chose, however it was not so with the others. So against Nebuchadnezzar's orders, Jeremiah is now a captive of Johanan in Egypt.
While in Egypt, the Pharaoh constructed a building in honor of these daughters of Zedekiah at Taphanhes, and archaeologists have dug up the building that has the honor still inscribed on it. This place in southern Egypt still exists today.