Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Jewish ancestry

[Cc K and B]

I haven't digested the scientific evidence in this post yet, but I want to hold on to it for future reference. The implication which leaped out to me is the same one Cochran mentions later on down: if the DNA evidence is accurate and most mitochondrial DNA is of local extraction, then most Jews are not Jewish through the female line of descent. Furthermore, this makes me wonder about studies which have purported to compare Jewish DNA with American Indian DNA in order to disprove the Lamanite hypothesis. If the Jews can't even keep track of their own lines of descent since classical times, what makes anyone think they are a reliable source of comparison DNA for disproving theories about a population which diverged 600 years before that? We don't even KNOW what Lamanite DNA "should" be like.



Deck thyself now with majesty and excellency; and array thyself with glory and beauty.
Cast abroad the rage of thy wrath: and behold every one that is proud, and abase him.
Look on every one that is proud, and bring him low; and tread down the wicked in their place.
Hide them in the dust together; and bind their faces in secret.
Then will I also confess unto thee that thine own right hand can save thee.

I could not love thee, dear, so much,
Loved I not Honor more.