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Some Interesting Findings About Jewish People

The times of the Gentiles have been fulfilled, and Israel, though a fake Zion, is a sign of that truth. Therefore, it is interesting to know something about Jewish people. I think these findings are somewhat accurate although the jury is still out about the Ethiopian Jews, who may be more related to other Jews than this passage indicates. But regardless, this is quite accurate, no doubt, overall. Thanks to Kevin Brook, who studies DNA for a living. There is a wealth of information from following his research:

Key findings:

  • The main ethnic element of Ashkenazim (German and Eastern European Jews), Sephardim (Spanish and Portuguese Jews), Mizrakhim (Middle Eastern Jews), Juhurim (Mountain Jews of the Caucasus), Italqim (Italian Jews), and most other modern Jewish populations of the world is Israelite. The Israelite haplotypes fall into Y-DNA haplogroups J and E.

  • Ashkenazim also descend, in a smaller way, from European peoples from the northern Mediterranean region (including Italians and French) and even less from Slavs. We know most of the European ancestry came from women who married into the community since the Ashkenazic haplogroups of European origin are usually mtDNA rather than Y-DNA. Unexpectedly, most Ashkenazim have a tiny fraction of East Asian ancestry. Their typically East Asian mtDNA haplogroups include M33c1 and N9a3. The characteristically East Asian hair thickness allele 1540C for the EDAR gene is carried by about 1.7% of Ashkenazim.

  • Dutch Jews from the Netherlands also descend from northwestern Europeans.

  • Sephardim also descend, in a smaller way, from various non-Israelite peoples.

  • Georgian Jews (Gruzinim) are a mix of Georgians and Israelites.

  • Moroccan Jews, Algerian Jews, and Tunisian Jews are mainly Israelites.

  • Libyan Jews are mainly Israelites who may have mixed somewhat with Berbers.

  • Yemenite Jews (Temanim) are almost exclusively descended from Yemenite Arabs and are closely related to Saudi Arabs and Bedouins. They also have a small portion of East African maternal ancestry but lack the West African admixture that Yemenite Muslims have.

  • Ethiopian Jews are almost exclusively Ethiopian, with little or no Israelite ancestry.

  • Bene Israel Jews and Cochin Jews of India have much Indian ancestry in their mtDNA.

  • Palestinian Arabs are probably partly Israelite
  •  So from this research we learn much. We know that the elect in Christ will come from those with at least traces of Jewish ancestry, now that the times of the Gentiles have been fulfilled.  


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