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From: "Y. T." <>
Subject: [DNA] Re: GENEALOGY-DNA-D Digest V03 #442
Date: Fri, 4 Jul 2003 07:24:59 -0700 (PDT)
"Recently I saw a TV documenatary on what type of DNA contributed to the
looks and coloring of Jesus. The narrator interviewed a scientist who
noted that Jesus would have to have been dark skinned enough to pass as an
Egyptian when his family took him to Egypt as an infant until he returned grown up, etc. Well, a Web site at http://phoenicia.org/ychromodrafteng.html studies what people of Syria, Lebanon, and Armenia really look ..."
The web link you gave this list is pretty "iffy" in its hodgepodge of scientific and anthropological racial/socio-cultural theories. If you noticed, the Phoenicia.org site is only a compilation of various sources from diverse publications ranging from art history, archeology, and a religion affiliated encyclopedic reference, all pasted together with a particular reference to a Pub Med 1987 study on a segment of the Lebanese population's disease patterns.
The anthropological sources are traced to two Harvard Univ. Press books published in 1936 and 1940. They also included a reference to a self-proclaimed "preservationist of the races" whose philosophy smacks of neo-Nazi propaganda.
Then all of this information was somehow threaded together by a group of architects, amateur archeologists and other well-meaning Lebanese and Lebanese descent people of the diaspora (Argentina and Brazil) who were linking their racial/ethno/cultural origins to the ancient Phoenicians.
How does this tie in with how Jesus may have looked like or not? (I do not intend to continue a thread on this subject, neither on nor off list, for it doesn't interest me).
On the same note, in a previous message about the racial classifications of Europe, you posted a link to an obscure webpage which quotes no bibliographies, references nor even sheds light on the author. With all due respect, I believe that sometimes one should be less enthusiastic about sharing links and be more careful in checking them out: the first responsibility of a teacher, to inform not misinform.
I'm still struggling in digesting what to me is, a new language and the different world of genetics, thus the reason why I joined this list of seemingly knowledgeable (different levels) of wonderful members with common interests and the enthusiasm in guiding each other.
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