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Abraham's Children
Author: Jon Entine

ISBN: 9780446580632
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 420
Published: 17 January 2007
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.2 x 16.0 x 3.6
Description:
Could our sense of who we are really turn on a sliver of DNA? In our multi-ethnic world, questions of individual identity are becoming increasingly unclear.

Now in Abraham's Children best-selling author Jon Entine vividly brings to life the profound human implications of the Age of Genetics while illuminating one of today's most controversial topics : the connection between genetics and who we are, and specifically the question "Who is a Jew?"

Entine weaves a fascinating narrative, using breakthroughs in genetic genealogy to reconstruct the Jewish biblical tradition of the chosen people and the hereditary Israelite priestly caste of Cohanim. Synagogues in the mountains of India and China and Catholic churches with a Jewish identity in New Mexico and Colorado provide different patterns of connection within the tangled history of the Jewish diaspora. Legendary accounts of the Hebrew lineage of Ethiopian tribesmen, the building of Africa's Great Zimbabwe fortress, and even the so-called Lost Tribes are re-examined in light of advanced DNA technology. Entine also reveals the shared ancestry of Israelites an...

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