Abraham's Children: Race, Identity, and the DNA of the by Jon Entine

By Jon Entine

May perhaps our feel of who we're fairly activate a sliver of DNA? In our multiethnic international, questions of person id have gotten more and more uncertain. Now in ABRAHAM'S youngsters bestselling writer Jon Entine vividly brings to lifestyles the profound human implications of the Age of Genetics whereas illuminating certainly one of today's such a lot debatable subject matters: the relationship among genetics and who we're, and in particular 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 diverse styles of connection in the tangled background of the Jewish diaspora. mythical bills of the Hebrew lineage of Ethiopian tribesmen, the construction of Africa's nice Zimbabwe castle, or even the so-called misplaced Tribes are reexamined in mild of complicated DNA know-how. Entine additionally finds the shared ancestry of Israelites and Christians.

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

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