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From: "Sasson Margaliot" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Ten Lost Tribes, Far East, esp. Japan
Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2007 07:28:12 +0300
On 4/12/07, ellen Levy <> wrote:
> On what evidence (DNA would be helpful
> here) do you rely on to support the contention that
> the "the original Tribes of Israel were in Haplogroup
Mostly because this is the most comment Haplogroup in the Jewish
people today, and the Jews are likely to preserve some of the
original grnetic identity from the period of monarchy.
As Al also stated in his post, why do you assume
> that these Tribes were composed of only one
The tribes generally were usually built around one nuclear family, and we
can assume that strong patrilocality was practiced in the tribes (as probaly
was the common practice in the region).
(I have no idea how "Western European R1b
> got mixed up in this argument).
Just like the claims made about Japan, some people say the Western
Europeans in general are descendants of ancient Israel. I argue againt that
point of view based on the fact that Western Europeans are mostly R1b.
And what evidence do you rely on that the "Tribe of
> Levi" : 1) Has an abundance of the CMH
and; 2) The CMHis contained with haplogroup J2a1b?
The Jewish Cohanim are said to come from the Tribe of Levi, so the null
hypothesis would be that the Tribe of Levi is almost as high in CMH as the
The fact that - among the J2 lineages - CMH is mostly found in J2a1b was
stated on earlier in one of the discussions on this List.
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