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By Jon Entine

may our experience of who we're particularly activate a sliver of DNA? In our multiethnic global, questions of person identification have gotten more and more doubtful. Now in ABRAHAM'S kids bestselling writer Jon Entine vividly brings to existence the profound human implications of the Age of Genetics whereas illuminating one in every of latest so much arguable 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 offer varied styles of connection in the tangled historical past of the Jewish diaspora. mythical debts 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 gentle of complicated DNA know-how. Entine additionally unearths the shared ancestry of Israelites and Christians.

As humans from the world over detect their Israelite roots, their riveting tales unveil fascinating new methods to defining one's identification. now not least, Entine addresses attainable connections among DNA and Jewish intelligence and the arguable thought that Jews are a "race apart." ABRAHAM'S kids is a compelling reinterpretation of biblical background and a difficult and interesting representation of the promise and tool of genetic research.

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