Who is the daughter of Pharaoh named Scota? Is she mentioned in The Bible, or is this historical tradition?
Let me give a short summary to your question, and then I’ve covered some matters below more in depth.
The name ‘Scota’ is not in God’s Word… but she is alluded to as one of the “king’s daughters” of Jeremiah 41:10 & 43:6. (I plan to cover some of this to more depth from The Word with a future Lost Tribe study, so be looking for it.) Zedekiah was the last king over the ‘house of Judah’ in the Holy Land. There were later kings in the Holy Land under Roman control, such as the Herods (of Idumean origin; see Josephus, Ant. 14:1, section 3), but they were not of the seedline of Judah, but became Jews in faith only, which is a very important distinction. Herod and such were no better than Roman appointees. Thus Esau (Idumea) tried to re-acquire the birthright lost to Jacob, setting up a false kingdom of Israel in the Holy Land.
Gen.49:10 says there must always be one of Judah sitting on the throne over Israel, until Shiloh (Jesus) comes, and then that Sceptre will be handed over to our Lord. King Zedekiah had many sons as heir, but they were all killed in front of Zedekiah, ending the chance for his lineage as kings. Zedekiah disobeyed God as to the coming Babylon captivity. But…, according to legend, one of Zedekiahs ‘daughters‘ (3 by tradition) escaped with Jeremiah to Egypt, and that prophet, with his scribe Baruk, then took one of those daughters (Scota), to wed one of the sons of Judah from Tamar (‘scarlet thread’ of Gen.38), in ancient Ireland. Thus the Royal Sceptre of Judah was re-established in ancient Ireland, ruling over the scattered remnants of the ‘house of Israel’ from the Assyrian captivity, and also portions of Judah from the Babylon captivity which didn’t go back to Jerusalem (those of scattered Judah are called the ‘Diaspora‘, or dispersion). And the kingline of Europe was descended mostly from that bloodline, even Empress Alexandra of Russia being a descendant of Queen Victoria of England.
Scota, or ‘Scotia’, is mentioned in the ancient ‘seanachies’ of Ireland (Irish histories kept by Irish scribes, which they called poets). So, yes, it is a type of tradition, but the poets of ancient Ireland were the ones entrusted to keep their archives of history. They just mostly did it in poetic fashion; thus the ‘seanachies’.
From the work ‘Story of the Irish Race’, author MacManus states, “…our most ancient poets and seanachies claimed that an early name for Eirinn, Scotia, was derived from Scota, queen-mother of the Milesians.”
MacManus continues, “…downward from the days of the Emperor Constantine the Great, when the poet Egesippus tells how ‘Scotia which links itself to no land, trembles at their (the Roman legions) name’ — the term Scotia is, by Continental writers, applied to Ireland more often than any other name.”
And further that, “Orosius, the third century geographer, uses “Hibernia the nation of the Scoti.” (Story of the Irish Race, by Seumas MacManus. (The Devin-Adair Co., Old Greenwich, Connecticut, reprint of 1921 edition, 1990), p.192.
The word ‘Hibernia’ was an ancient name for today’s Ireland. ‘Hibernia’ means ‘Hebrews’. Ancient Spain, called ‘Iberia’, which also is a name for ‘Hebrew’, was setup by the Hiberni migrating north to the isles. The Cimmerian (Celts or Gauls, Goths, Scythians, Normans, Norse, Germani, Angles, Saxons) peoples are of the ‘house of Israel’ which were captive to ancient Assyria, and they became the founders of the European nations. So the ancient histories of Ireland link one of the “king’s daughters” (Scotia) with Hibernia. Many from Hibernia later moved to Alba (ancient land of Scotland), and that term ‘Scoti’ began to stick there, mixing with the Picts (another migration of Israelites), thus became the later name for today’s nation ‘Scotland’.
The ‘Milesians’ (Milesus) were a people which migrated to ancient Ireland and began to rule. Tradition has it they had among them of the descendants of the ‘scarlet thread’ of Judah, another seed of Judah by Biblical Tamar (Gen.38). Scota, or her daughter ‘Tea Tephi’ supposedly married a Milesian prince, ‘Eochaidh’ (Heremon or Eremon), a ‘scarlet thread’ branch, which began the Royal dynasty of Kings and Queens of ancient Ireland, Scotland, and Great Britain.
That tradition connects Scota as being one the “king’s daughters” of Zedekiah, the last king over the ‘house of Judah’ in the Holy Land. God told Jeremiah that He set him up to be a prophet unto “the nations” (Jer.1:5). This mission God gave for Jeremiah to help in was to fulfill the prophecy given back in Gen.48 that the half-tribe of Ephraim, the youngest of Joseph’s two sons, was to become “a multitude of nations”:
19 And his father refused, and said, “I know it, my son, I know it: he also shall become a people, and he also shall be great: but truly his younger brother shall be greater than he, and his seed shall become a multitude of nations.”
20 And he blessed them that day, saying, In thee shall Israel bless, saying, ‘God make thee as Ephraim and as Manasseh:’ and he set Ephraim before Manasseh.
And Jeremiah’s (‘Ollam Fodhla’ of tradition) job was to help fulfill God’s prophecy that He would tear down the high branch (house of Judah in the Holy Land under king Zedekiah), and then plant downward, and build upward, setting up ‘another’ kingline from the seed of Judah in the new lands He gave Israel (see Hosea also). And that kingline is STILL upon the throne even today. The Royal Sceptre of Judah is held today by Queen Elizabeth II in Great Britain, which is symbolic Ephraim, a literal “multitude of nations” with the British Commonwealth of Nations.
Ephraim’s elder brother, Manessah (means ‘forgetful’), would carry the other part of the ‘double-portion’ Birthright to Israel, and is The United States of America today. All the Western European nations along with the ’13th’ tribe (U.S.), make up the ‘house of Israel’ today, with Ephraim as its Head. Queen Elizabeth II was coronated in 1953 upon the ‘Stone of Scone’, traditionally heralded as the ‘Jacob’s Pillar’ Stone. Her coronation was very close in ceremonial fashion to the very rituals of coronation of ancient kings of Israel, even to the ‘anointing’ with Oil.
Much of this info, the Kenite does their best to tear down. For this reason, those ‘seanachies’ have no doubt been heavily protected over the centuries, even today. E. Raymond Capt has probably done the best research to date on the Lost Tribes, and he has access to those ancient Irish and Scottish histories. I highly recommend his works. This is a ‘powerful’ teaching, and not that many can handle it. The Kenite will even use ‘racism’ to try and tear it down, but this info has just as much importance to the Gentile believers on Christ as it does for today’s remnants of the ancestral ‘house of Israel’ of Europe and the Americas. It shows God’s Promises to His People are True, and further shows His prophecies come to pass as written! It proves God’s existence and blessings to His. And the Gentile believers on Christ Jesus get to reap in these Blessings from our Heavenly Father, becoming part of Israel also! (see Isaiah 49:6; 11:10; Isa.42; Isa.54; 66).