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Jacob's legacy : a genetic view of Jewish history

Author: David B Goldstein
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Who are the Jews? Where did they come from? What is the connection between an ancient Jewish priest in Jerusalem and today's Israeli sunbather on the beaches of Tel Aviv? These questions stand at the heart of this book. Geneticist David Goldstein analyzes modern DNA studies of Jewish populations and examines the intersections of these scientific findings with the history (both biblical and modern) and oral tradition  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Goldstein, D.B. (David B.).
Jacob's legacy.
New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)607654889
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David B Goldstein
ISBN: 9780300125832 0300125836 9780300151282 0300151284
OCLC Number: 176925182
Description: xvii, 148 pages : map ; 22 cm
Contents: Keeping God's house : Y chromosomes and Old Testament priests --
Lost tribe no more? The Black Jews of South Africa --
Looking out for number two : the case of the Ashkenazi Levites --
Those Jewish mothers : the development of female-defined ethnicity in the Jewish diaspora --
Look on mine affliction : genetic diseases and Jewish history --
Jews, genes, and the future.
Responsibility: David B. Goldstein.
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Who are the Jews? Where did they come from? What is the connection between an ancient Jewish priest in Jerusalem and today's Israeli sunbather on the beaches of Tel Aviv? This book answers these  Read more...

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"Even readers unfamiliar with science will have no difficulty understanding this excellent book. David Goldstein clearly explains how modern genetics integrates with multiple aspects of Jewish Read more...

 
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