Suggestions and Collation of Sources by Orjan Svensson (19 June 2017, 25 Sivan, 5777)
The sources below, brought together by Orjan Svensson say that the original name of Poland was "Lechia."
They suggest that this name derives from a place -name of the Ancient Philistines as found in the Bible.
I know that Craig White said the Poles are probably from Elam, but...
A Polish author claims that the alternate/old name of Poland, Lechia, see Lechia, may have something to do with Ramat-Lechi of the Philistines mentioned in Judges 15:9, see
Old name of Poland - it's Lechia !!!
There are strong evidence for this, scientists confirm this.
Poland (Lechia - before the Catholic name of Poland) has a fairly well-documented history by medieval chroniclers. Poland - Lechia is also found in the Bible. He already has min. 3000 years old.
Book of Judges 15: 9
"Then the Philistines set off and pitched their tents in Judah, and as they made their journeys, they reached as far as Lechi. (10) They asked the inhabitants of Judah: Why are you attacking us? And they said, "We came to capture Samson and deal with him as he did with us. (11) Then about three thousand of the inhabitants of Judah went to the stone cave in Etam and said to Samson, "Do you not know that the Philistines now rule us? What have you done? And he said, I did them as they did to me. And they say: (12) We come to bind you and give you into the hand of the Philistines. Samson said to them: Just swear to me you are not going to kill me.
(13) They said to him, "No, we just want to put you down and put them in their hands, but we're not going to kill you. And bound him with two new ropes, led him out of the rock cave. (14) When he came to Lechi, the Philistines began to shout with joy at his sight. Then the spirit of God took hold of him, and the cords, which were bound, suddenly became like burnt linen and fell from his shoulders.
(15) Having found the jaw of the donkey, still fresh, he grabbed her and killed a thousand husbands. (16) And Samson said, I overcooked them with a jaw, with my jaw I killed a thousand. (17) Having said these words, he dismissed the muzzle, and this place was called Ramat-Lechi.
(18) When he began to feel thirst, he prayed to God: Through the hands of your servant, thou didst this work of salvation. Will you allow me to now cease from thirst or get into the hands of the uncircumcised? (19) And God opened the gap that was in the rock at Lechi, and water came out of it. When Samson quenched thirst, he revived and gained new strength. That is why this is called the source: En-Hakkore .... It is still in Lechi today. (20) Samson was a judge in Israel in the days of the Philistines for twenty years. "
Take the Old Testament and check it out yourself.
All antique western maps show Europe divided between the two powers.
Roman empire and Lechist empire consisting of Slavic tribes: Vandals, Venetians, Goths, Polans, Alans of Sarmat and Scythians. Thietmar-X Century, Prokosz-X in, Gall-XII in, Helmold - XII in, Cholewa - 13th, Kadlubek-XIII in, Boguchwal-XIII, Dzierzwa-XIV, Jan Dlugosz-XV in, Kromer-XVI in Naruszewicz-XVIII and many other foreign chroniclers unequivocally claim that LECHIA is the antique name of Poland before baptism in 966.
The Polish names (Lechia) used by foreign chroniclers are: Persian-Lachestan, Lithuanian-Lenkij, Turkish-Lehistan, Armenian-Lehastan, Hungarian-Lengyelorsz�g.
Poles were called everywhere Lechitami: Turkish Lehce, Ruthenian Lachy, Hungarian Lengyel, Romanian Leah, Ledianin in Serbs. Like the word Lashka (now known as the staff) meant nothing but Polka.
The Poles themselves have been calling themselves Lechites since the earliest times.
The word "Poles" was used only for the first time in the 15th century, before the "Polanie" was used in the Latin form Polani, Poleni, Poloni, which first appeared at the turn of the XI and XI century in the life of Saint. Wojciech, probably written in Rome between 999 and 1001.
Polonia (Poland) is the Catholic / Latin name of our country. Interestingly, in other neighboring languages e.g. Czech - lech, you mean Poles (Lechici) are called by their neighbors gentlemen, free people, noble born.
The ancient Greek name of our country is Lachia (Country of Lords / Chosen).
In Sanskrit Lech means so much as: you, the ruler, the king, the shepherd or the god. Lechistan is a state of lords or state of gods or state of shepherds. After Persian to today, the word Lah means master, god and shepherd.
Lechia's name is well documented by historians and maps. And the fact that historians from other countries have described us and made maps is unquestionable and clearly indicates that Lechia is the old name of Poland, which lasted more than 2000 years or more before accepting Christianity in 996.
From this it follows that Poles are Europe's oldest people.
Robert Brzozy's comment:
Information about the roots of Poland increasingly boldly come to light. It would be ideal if the historians examined the origin of our country. So strange that until now nobody publicly announced such research. In order for them to reach society, a historian with a well-known name must do so.
Such people are not missing on our side of the barricade.
Is Lechia the real name of Poland?
Until this case has been thoroughly investigated by historians, we can not in any event deny such a thesis. There are some evidence, too, and now we only need documented evidence to dare no one dare undermine.
Additional Notes by Orjan Svenssun:
There seem to be some other possible connections as well between Poland and Philistia. For example the main river of Poland Vistula is said to have derived its name from the same root as Weser, and Vistula was once referred to as Bisula, see Vistula.
The Vistula rises at Barania the south of Poland, 1,220 meters (4,000 ft) above sea level in the Silesia...
These names are not so different from the HaBesor stream, see HaBesor Stream.
A tributary of Besor is Nachal Beer Sheba. The Vistula flows through Warsaw, Warszawa in Polish. Maybe Warszawa originally was named after Beersheba? (I have also another indication that this can indeed be the case.)
The Philistines were evidently heavily concentrated on the coastal plain between Beer Sheba and the coast.
Maybe that could have something to do with the fact that the word Pole means "plain" or "field" in Slavic languages. What is your opinion?