Abraham's Children: Race, Identity, and the DNA of the Chosen People

Abraham's Children: Race, Identity, and the DNA of the Chosen People

Jon Entine

may our feel of who we're rather activate a sliver of DNA? In our multiethnic international, questions of person identification have gotten more and more doubtful. Now in ABRAHAM'S young ones bestselling writer Jon Entine vividly brings to existence the profound human implications of the Age of Genetics whereas illuminating certainly one of contemporary so much debatable subject matters: the relationship among genetics and who we're, and particularly the query "Who is a Jew?"

Entine weaves a desirable narrative, utilizing breakthroughs in genetic family tree to reconstruct the Jewish biblical culture of the selected humans and the hereditary Israelite priestly caste of Cohanim. Synagogues within the mountains of India and China and Catholic church buildings with a Jewish identification in New Mexico and Colorado supply varied styles of connection in the tangled historical past of the Jewish diaspora. mythical bills of the Hebrew lineage of Ethiopian tribesmen, the development of Africa's nice Zimbabwe fort, or even the so-called misplaced Tribes are reexamined in mild of complicated DNA know-how. Entine additionally unearths the shared ancestry of Israelites and Christians.

As humans from the world over observe their Israelite roots, their riveting tales unveil intriguing new techniques to defining one's identification. now not least, Entine addresses attainable connections among DNA and Jewish intelligence and the debatable thought that Jews are a "race apart." ABRAHAM'S teenagers is a compelling reinterpretation of biblical heritage and a hard and interesting representation of the promise and gear of genetic examine.

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