Those who became known as "Jews" were, however, originally neither Israelites nor Hebrews, and were not racially Semitic. The term Hebrew (and possibly also Jew) comes from the Old Irish Iur, and the Irish Gaelic Ibur or Iburu meaning "Yew Tree," or "Men of the Yew." The yew tree was considered very sacred to the Druids and Egyptian Magi. The Ibaru (or Ibri, Abri, or Abari) turn up in Egypt as the "Wise Ones" or "Elders." The letter "H," added as a prefix, simply meant "the," and so the word Hebrew meant "the Ebru" or "the Ibaru." This is the origin of the word Iberia which signified Spain and Hibernia which signified Ireland. The word rabbi is a rendition or variant of this ancient name Abari or Ibaru. The Ibaru were Druidic Elders who had traveled to Egypt in remote periods and who had brought solar worship there. They were probably akin to the predynastic Shemsu Hor or "Disciples of Horus," the tall, fair-complexioned, technically proficient race whose remains were found in tombs in Nubia by the eminent archaeologist Professor Walter B. Emery. This word Ibaru had a similarity to Apiru (Egyptian Apir) which meant "wanderer," "undesirable," "shepherd," or "foreigner." This unfortunate similarity of etymology has caused great confusion but has favored the machinations of those elites who crave to obscure the truth of their Western ancestry.