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The Resource Abraham's Children

Abraham's Children

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Abraham's Children
Title
Abraham's Children
Statement of responsibility
Jon Entine
Title variation
Abrahams children
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race, identity, and the DNA of the chosen people
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Could our sense of who we are really turn on a sliver of DNA? In our multiethnic world, questions of individual identity are becoming increasingly unclear. Now in ABRAHAM'S CHILDREN bestselling 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 reexamined in light of advanced DNA technology. Entine also reveals the shared ancestry of Israelites and Christians. As people from across the world discover their Israelite roots, their riveting stories unveil exciting new approaches to defining one's identity. Not least, Entine addresses possible connections between DNA and Jewish intelligence and the controversial notion that Jews are a "race apart." ABRAHAM'S CHILDREN is a compelling reinterpretation of biblical history and a challenging and exciting illustration of the promise and power of genetic research
Summary
A narrative discussion of current breakthroughs that are enabling scientists to trace individual family lines back for centuries evaluates how these genetic markers relate to Jewish identity, religion, and history
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Cataloging source
DLC
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Entine, Jon
Dewey number
305.8924
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • History
  • Science
  • Sociology
  • Nonfiction
Target audience
adult
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race, identity, and the DNA of the chosen people
Label
Abraham's Children
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Publication
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Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9780446591294
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optical disk
Label
Abraham's Children
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:2d0345df-0332-49cc-b232-30308be655c6
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9780446591294
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Specific material designation
optical disk

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