Why are you going anonymous? If you care what your rabbi thinks then go ask him!
Yes archaeological evidence is missing but it has been our faith that we were freed from slavery. The fact that we have survived all the great empires and come out still on top is a miracle wouldn't you say? Food for thought....
Best answer: Why are you going anonymous? If you care what your rabbi thinks then go ask him!
Yes archaeological evidence is missing but it has been our faith that we were freed from slavery. The fact that we have survived all the great empires and come out still on top is a miracle wouldn't you say? Food for thought. Isn't it also strange that we waited 2000 years and finally got our homeland back? We have a lineage going back at least 3,300 years ago!
DNA PROVES PRIESTLY LINEAGE IS AT LEAST 3,300 YEARS OLD
"Based on the DNA of today’s Cohanim [members of the Priestly Tribe], geneticists have dated their “Most Common Recent Ancestor” to 106 generations ago, approximately 3,300 years. This is in agreement with the Torah’s written and oral tradition of the lifetime of Aaron, the original High Priest and founder of the Priestly lineage. Further genetic studies have found that the CMH-the Cohen Modal Haplotype-a haplotype of the MED (J) haplogroup-is not exclusive to Jews. It is also found in significant percentages among other Middle Eastern populations, and to a lesser extent, among southern Mediterranean groups. A haplotype is a group of distinct DNA markers—neutral nucleotide mutations, which when found together indicate a lineage.
These particular markers were discovered on the Y-Chromosome, which is passed down from father to son, without change, thus establishing a paternal lineage pattern.
If the CMH is the genetic signature of Aaron, the father of the Cohanim (Priests), it must also have been the genetic signature of Aaron’s father, Amram, and that of his father, Kehat, and of his father, Levi. Levi’s father was Jacob who also must have had the CMH as his Y-Chromosome genetic signature, as did his father, Isaac.
Thus we arrive at Abraham. Abraham was only seven generations removed from Aaron, a matter of a few hundred years. Genetic signatures change only slightly over many generations. Thus, it is very reasonable to assume that the CMH, the most common haplotype among Jewish males, is therefore also the genetic signature of the Patriarch Abraham.
The Cohanim (Priests) have maintained the Abrahamic lineage to the highest degree among the Jewish People. Jewish is not a genetic definition—other peoples, through marriage and conversions, have joined the Jewish People. However, being a Cohen is a genetic definition—father to son starting from Aaron, the High Priest. And despite having been scattered throughout the world for over 2,000 years, they have maintained their genetic integrity equivalent to the highest percentages of the other Middle Eastern groups which never left the region."
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