Shroud of Turin Offers Some DNA
A team of Italian academics has examined DNA samples taken from the Shroud of Turin, a burial linen that is generally believed to have wrapped Jesus’ body during his death and burial. Earlier studies of the shroud have placed its origins somewhere between 1260 and 1390 AD, despite the chemistry of the linen fibers and the manufacturing process employed by the researchers do not support such a medieval provenance. According to the authors, however, other experts believe the shroud moved from Jerusalem to Constantinople in 944 AD through Edessa, and then from there to Athens, where it remained until it was transported to France between 1353 and 1357 and subsequently to Italy, where it has stayed since 1578.
The genus Picea, which comprises a variety of species unique to Europe, such as spruce trees, was found to be the most abundant plant taxon discovered by the research team.
Besides that, Torroni and his colleagues discovered mitochondrial DNA that belonged to a large number of individuals — members from six subgroups of haplotype H, as well as representatives from haplogroups U2, U5, R0a, R7, R8, L3c, M39, and M56 — among the samples they collected.
For the shroud’s origins, Torroni and his colleagues contend that either a medieval Western European origin or a Middle Eastern origin is consistent with their results.
Jesus Christ and J2 haplogroup
In modern times, Jews are classified into two categories: those who adhere to Judaism (religions that believe solely in the Old Testament and not in the New Testament) (religious groupings) and those who were born to Jewish parents (ethnic groups). Yes, there is. Some believed that the Israelites at the period when Israel’s monarchy existed were of a colored race, and that the white Jews (Ashkenazim) came from claiming the Jews by the Khazar conversion to Judaism in the 8th century, and that this view was supported by archaeological evidence.
Despite their resemblance to humans, the majority of their Y-chromosome haplogroups are descended from “J1” or “J2” origins in the Middle East, and are definitely descended from male Jewish forebears. Became.
Y chromosome haplogroup J strain
J-M304 is the AbrahamY chromosome of (Abraham) haplogroup Ji, according to current estimates (Note 1). image sourced from Wikipedia Note 1) haplogroups.org is a website dedicated to genetic genealogy. “There is no doubt that Haplogroup J1 is not of Semitic origin!” (2015.9.10)
Y chromosome haplogroup J1 strain
The haplogroup J1(J-L255) on the Y chromosome of the 2nd Emperor of the Persian Empire, GadjardEmperorFatov Ali Shah (1771-1834), is found in the genome of the Emperor of Iran (Note 1). Fatov Ali Shah has a population of 158 people. He is claimed to have had a wife and 260 children, according to legend. 1) Eupedia “Famous people’s Y-DNA listed by haplogroup” (image sourced from Wikipedia*)
Prophet Muhammad Ibn-Abdullah (Krish, Hashim)
The Y chromosome of Muhammad Ibn Abdullah (570-632) belongs to the haplogroup J1a1b1b1a2a1a1a4a1b2 (J-L147.1 *, subclade-L859), which is derived from the Prophet and founder of Islam Muhammad Ibn Abdullah (570-632). (Note 1). A study conducted on samples acquired from two members of the Jordanian royal family came up with this conclusion. Muhammad is descended from the illustrious Hasim family of the Clais, a powerful tribe in Mecca, the capital of the Hijaz area in the west central section of the Arabian Peninsula, and a ruling clan in the city.
“Y-DNA famous persons” is an abbreviation.
Jewish priesthood (descendant of Moses’ brother Aaron, Levi, Cohen family)
Is a Jewish hereditary priesthood (priest)CohenY chromosome of (Cohen) house, haplogroup J1a1b1b1a2a1a1a4b1ais a (J-L147.1 *, subclade- Z18271) is a (J-L147.1 *, subclade- Z18271) is a (J-L147.1 *, subclade- Z18271) is a (Note 1). This is based on information gathered from a small number of Cohen males around the world. The Cohen family is a male ancestor of the priesthood (priesthood) who has inherited the inheritance, is an Ashkenazi Jew, is a descendant of Moses’ brother Aaron, and is a member of the Levi tribe.
On the basis of these findings, the hypothesis that “Ashkenazi Jews are not pure Jews but rather descendants of White Hazars who converted along the way” was totally disproved (Note 2) (Note 3)) was completely dismissed (Note 4).
* 1) “J1 Y-DNA Project” is an abbreviation for “J1 Y-DNA Project.” * 2) “Extended Y chromosomal haplotypes identify different and distinct lineages of the Jewish priesthood,” according to the study. (3) National Geographic “OUR STORY”* (4) Family Tree DNA “Cohen DNA Project-Y DNA”
The Y-chromosome of American actorDustin Hoffman(1937-) belongs to the haplogroup J1a1b1b1a2a1a4b1a (J-ZS227, subclade-Z18271) (Note 1), which is part of the J-ZS227 subclade-Z18271 (Note 2). image sourced from Wikipedia Dustin Hoffman is an American actor who is of Ashkenazi Jewish descent. His parents are of Ukrainian and Romanian Jewish descent. “Famous people’s Y-DNA, arranged by haplogroup,” according to Eupedia. “Dustin Hoffman may be a member of Y-haplogroup J1,” according to Eupedia.
Y chromosome haplogroup J2 strain
The Y chromosome of the Phoenicians,Tiberius Iulius Abdes Pantera(Tiberius Iulius Abdes Pantera, BC 22 BC – 40 years after AD) is predicted to be (J-M172) (Note 1), with haplogroup J2 being (J-M172) (Note 2). Tiberius Julius, originally from Sidon in Phoenicia, served as a citizen of the Roman Empire for about 40 years. He was a member of the First Cohorus Arch Corps and was given Roman citizenship as a result of his long-term commitment. Pantera (Note 4) is a Latin word that meaning “leopard,” while Abdes is a Greek word that means “servant of God.” He was awarded the distinction of changing his name from “Abdes Pantera” to the Roman name “Tiberius Julius” when he was granted citizenship in Rome (Note 5) despite the fact that he was born with the name “Abdes Pantera” (Note 6).
Christian faith (also known as Christ today, Christianity, Greek: v, Latin: Religio Christiana, English: Christianity) is defined as “believing in Jesus of Nazareth as Christ (savior), Jesus Christ preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, Jesus Christ being crucified and resurrected to save a guilty human being.” The number of adherents in the globe surpasses 2 billion, making it the largest religion on the planet, according to some estimates.
- While Jesus did not preach Christianity as a religion in and of itself, he did preach it as a branch of Judaism, which was later systematized by his disciple Peter as a theology distinct from Judaism.
- So far, there has been no conclusive evidence that Jesus of Nazareth is the Messiah, and the number of individuals who are doubting the substance of the Bible is growing, particularly in the Western world (Note 7).
- There was a survey performed (Note 8).
- Observation 2) “Haplogroup J2, the Romans, the Viticulture industry, and Christianity.” 3.
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- Zur Rezeption eines römischen Soldatengrabsteines von Bingerbrück”, Kr.
- * 4) Panther is a Latin word that means “panther.” (* 5) Marcello Craveri’s La vita di Gesù, published by Feltrinelli in Milan in 1966 with 466 pages.
Christianity did not begin with Jesus Christ as its creator (2017.1.6) Note 8) According to the Nikkei online, “the tomb of Christ” in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher has been accessible to scientific inquiry for the first time in several centuries (2016.10.31)
The Y chromosome of Amir Timur (Amir Tmr / Taymr, 1336-1405), the founder of the Timur Dynasty, belongs to the haplogroup J2 (J-M172) (Note 1). Because of the findings of analyses conducted on samples acquired from a number of Uzbek males who are direct descendants of Amir Timur, this is the case. 1) “Y-DNA J Haplogroup Project” (image sourced from Wikipedia*).
Nicholas M. Donofrio
Donofrio, who was Vice President of Innovation and Technology at IBM until 2008, is a member of the haplogroup J2(J-M172) on the Y chromosome, which is rare in the general population (Note 1). In addition, he serves on the Advisory Committee for the Genographic Project (Genographic Project Advisory Committee) (Note 2). image sourced from Wikipedia * 1) The Geneographic Project was tested by IBM Executive Vice President, Innovation and Technology * 2) “Nick Donofrio” was tested by the Geneographic Project
Alexander Zourinis, a Russian figure skater and Olympic silver medallist, has a Y chromosome, which means he is male. Haplogroup J2 (J-M172) is a subset of the J2 haplogroup (Note 1). Photo courtesy of Wikipedia* 1) “Haplogroup J2 (Y-DNA)” on the website Eupedia
American journalistMatt Lauer(1957-) has haplogroup J2 (J-M172) on his Y chromosome, according to the National Human Genome Research Institute (Note 1). (Note 3). “Famous Haplogroups”; 2) 23andMe “Y-dna Haplogroups of Famous People”; 3) NBC Today “Where did we originate from? “; Genealogist Dr. Spencer Wells speaks about human genetics on November 18, 2005. * 4) NBC Today “Matt learns his roots” on November 18, 2005.
Dr. Steve Salvatore
Dr. Steve Salvatore, the host of the famous television show Dr. Steve, is a member of the haplogroup J2 (J-M172) on his Y chromosome (Note 1). (See also Note 2). image sourced from: 1) Cornell’s “Ancestry study maps DNA routes of student origins” may be seen on their website.
German industrial family,Friedrich Engelhorn(Friedrich Engelhorn, 1821-1902) Y chromosome of,haplogroups J2ais a (J-M410),Friedrich Engelhorn(Friedrich Engelhorn, 1821-1902) (Note 1). Photo courtesy of Wikipedia* 1) “Haplogroup J2 (Y-DNA)” on the website Eupedia
Y chromosome haplogroup J2a1 strain
In Scotland, the nobility, including the 12th generation Eglinton Earl (Earl of Eglinton) Hugh Montgomery, is considered to be the most powerful person in the country (Hugh Montgomerie, 12th Earl of Eglinton, 1739-1819) Haplogroup J2a1 is represented by the Y chromosome (J-L26) (Note 1). (Note 2). image sourced from Wikipedia * 1) “Famous people’s Y-DNA listed by haplogroup” on Eupedia, and 2) “Montgomery Surname DNA Project (Earl Ray Montgomery)” on the Montgomery Surname DNA Project website.
Y chromosome haplogroup J2a1b strain
The haplogroup J2a1b(J-M67) is found on the Y chromosome of American film directorMike Nichols (actual name: Michael Igor Peschkowsky, 1931-2014), whose father is Jewish-Russian (Note 1). image sourced from Wikipedia 1) Please take note of the following: Faces of America (television program, page 31) by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Dr. Mahomet Oz, a professor of cardiac surgery at Columbia University, is the moderator of the doctor information show “Doctor Oz Show,” which is broadcast in 140 countries (* 1) (* 2) throughout the world, including the United States, thanks to the Y chromosome in his father’s DNA. A member of the J2a1b(J-M67) haplogroup (Note 3). image sourced from Wikipedia Note 1) “Health Variety Doctor Oz Show-Official Site” is an acronym for “Health Variety Doctor Oz Show-Official Site” (Sony Pictures) Note 2: According to the Sankei Shimbun, the program was broadcast in 112 countries around the globe.
Third, there is the 23andMe “Y-dna Haplogroups of Famous People.”
Burt Bacharach, an American composer who has received Grammy and Academy Award nominations, has the haplogroup J2a1b1a(J-L556) on his Y chromosome (Note 1). 1) Image courtesy of Wikipedia* “Y-DNA Haplogroup J2 (Haplogroup J2)” is a term from the Wikipedia article “Haplogroup J2 (Y-DNA).
The Y chromosome of the Jewish affluent population A member of the Rothschild family is of the haplogroup J2a1b3(J-L210) (Note 1). Photo courtesy of Wikipedia* 1) “Haplogroup J2 (Y-DNA)” on the website Eupedia
Adam Richard Sandler
Jews who are well-to-do have more Y chromosomes. The J2a1b3(J-L210) haplogroup is associated with the Rothschilds (Note 1). image courtesy of Wikipedia* 1) “Haplogroup J2 (Y-DNA)” on the website Eupedia.
Y chromosome haplogroup J2a1d strain
Ben Affleck (actual name: Benjamin Géza Affleck-Boldt, 1972-) is an American actor, screenwriter, and film director who is a member of the haplogroup J2a1d(J-M319) on the Y chromosome (Note 1). This was uncovered by the “Finding Your Roots” television series on PBS. image sourced from Wikipedia Note 1) According to Eupedia, “famous people’s Y-DNA is listed by haplogroup.”
Y chromosome haplogroup J2a1h strain
John Joseph Curtin (1885-1945), the 14th Prime Minister of Australia, possesses the Y chromosome haplogroup J2a1h2 *(J-L25 *, subclade-F3133) on his father’s side (Note 1). A genetic study of samples acquired from his progeny has revealed this to be the case (Note 2). image sourced from Wikipedia * 1) Curtin Clan—An international genealogy, research, and fellowship organization dedicated to the Curtin ancestors. * 2) “Haplogroup J2 (Y-DNA)” on the website Eupedia.
Thomas Coleman Younger
Behind the scenes of the American West invasion era, the James-Younger Gang team ofThomas Coleman Younger(Thomas Coleman Younger, 1844-1916) Y chromosome of,haplogroups J2a1h2a1is a (J-L70, subclade-FGC24630) Y chromosome of,haplogroups J2a1h2a1is a (J-L70, subclade-FGC24630 (Note 1). Photo courtesy of Wikipedia* 1) “Haplogroup J2 (Y-DNA)” on the website Eupedia
Y chromosome haplogroup J2b1 strain
It was in 1998 when the Nobel Prize-winning chemist,Sir John Anthony Popuru(Sir John Anthony Pople, 1925-2004) discovered that the Y chromosome of,haplogroups J2b1ais a (J-M205, subclade-YP13) had been discovered (Note 1). Photo courtesy of Wikipedia* 1) “Haplogroup J2 (Y-DNA)” on the website Eupedia
Y chromosome haplogroup J2b2 strain
Navy Admiral John Lorimer Worden (1818-1897), who led the Union Army at Hampton Rose in 1862 during the American Civil War, belonged to the haplogroup J2b2 on his Y chromosome (J-M241). Observation No. 1). As the world’s first engagement between armored ships, the Battle of Hampton Rose is renowned for its significance. image sourced from Wikipedia Note 1) “Worden DNA” is an abbreviation for “Worden DNA.”
Is It a Fake? DNA Testing Deepens Mystery of Shroud of Turin
a section of the Shroud of Turin is seen here. The image is courtesy of I. Pilon / Shutterstock.com. Note from the editor: This report was updated at 1:55 p.m. to reflect the most recent developments. E.T. Is it a fabrication from the Middle Ages or a genuine relic of Jesus Christ? It has been shown by a fresh DNA study conducted on the Shroud of Turin that people from all around the world have touched the revered cloth. In an email, study lead author Gianni Barcaccia, a geneticist at the University of Padua in Italy and lead author of a new study describing the DNA analysis, explained how people from different ethnic groups and geographical locations came into contact with the Shroudeither in Europe (France and Turin) or directly in their own lands of origin (Europe, northeast Africa, Caucasus, Anatolia, Middle East, and India).
“Individuals from different ethnic groups and geographical locations “We are unable to provide any more information about its origin.” According to the experts, the new discoveries do not rule out either the possibility that the lengthy piece of linen is a medieval fabrication or the possibility that it is the genuine burial shroud of Jesus Christ.
- According to its appearance, the Shroud of Turinis a plain-looking piece of twill cloth that retains traces of blood and a darkened impression of a man’s corpse.
- According to mythology, the shroud was surreptitiously transported from Judea around A.D.
- After the crusaders ravaged Constantinople in A.D.
- 1225, when it was finally destroyed.
- 1353 that the Catholic Church was formally recognized as a legitimate institution, when it appeared in a little church in Lirey, France.
- 1260 and A.D.
- It isotopes of an element are various versions of the same element that have a different number of neutrons.
The Gospel of Matthew also records that “the ground trembled, the rocks split, and the tombs burst out” when Jesus was crucified, according to the author.
Because of the neutron burst, not only would the radiocarbon dating have been thrown off, but it would also have resulted in the darkening impression on the shroud.
Barracca and his colleagues examined dust that they had vacuumed from the shroud, which included evidence of both plant and human DNA, in the present study.
Spruce trees from Europe and the Mediterranean, Mediterranean clovers, ryegrasses, and plantains, North American black locust trees, and rare East Asian pear and plum trees were all used to create the fabric’s design.
The genetic lineage, or haplotype, of the DNA fragments revealed that individuals from all over the world, from North African Berbers to East Africans to dwellers of China, had come into contact with the item of clothing.
‘One of the most abundant human mitochondrial haplotypes, among those discovered on the shroud, is still very rare in western Europe,’ Barcaccia explained in an email to Live Science.
It has been discovered that the oldest DNA snippets (which are normally shorter in length since DNA breaks down over time) may be found in several locations on the shroud and come from genetic lineages that are typically found exclusively in India, according to Barcaccia.
According to Barcaccia, “it is difficult to believe that over the course of centuries, during a historical interval that encompasses the medieval period, different subjects — such as priests, monks or nuns, as well asdevotees and other subjects of Indian ancestry— have had the opportunity to come into contact with the shroud in France and/or Turin.” Question that hasn’t been answered However, according to Hugh Farey, editor of the British Society of the Turin Shroud magazine, the latest findings do not put an end to speculation regarding the shroud’s validity.
- As far as the plant DNA is concerned, “they’ve done a terrific job, and they’ve found a number of species that, roughly speaking, imply nothing at all,” Farey said in an interview with Live Science.
- “The plant DNA might have come from a variety of sources, and there is no way to determine which source it came from,” Enevold explained in an email to Live Science.
- She also pointed out that the researchers made the error of relying on an interpretive approach that is commonly used to evaluate thousands of grains of pollen in a lake.
- As an example, when it comes to detailing how dust landed over the shroud, there are several unknowns.
- Farey went on to say that given the fact that the fabric had been on display for centuries, it’s not unexpected that so many individuals had their hands on it.
- The DNA from the flax seeds that were used to produce the linen shroud would have to be analyzed in order to pinpoint the location of the cloth’s creation, which has not been done, according to the researcher.
- As far as Farey is concerned, “there is a very significant quantity of evidence on both sides.” Keeping an open mind at this time, therefore, is the correct course of action.
For example, geologists can now establish the origin of rock with great precision by studying the ratio of isotopes of particular elements present in the rock itself.
Note from the editor: This item has been updated to reflect that the Crusaders, not the Ottomans, were responsible for the sacking of Constantinople in A.D.
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Scientists are trying to find Jesus’s DNA
It served as the starting point for an unbelievable voyage. Earlier this year, on a sunny but bitterly cold January day, I found myself on a little island in the Black Sea, just off the shore of Sozopol on Bulgaria’s eastern coast, where I spent the night. Sveti Ivan has long been a popular tourist site, and it was formerly home to an Apollo temple dating back thousands of years. But I was there to chat with an elderly Bulgarian archaeologist about the most significant discovery of his professional life.
- I was interested in seeing what we might learn about these bones and other bones through DNA analysis.
- We were filming in various locations throughout the world.
- During his meticulous excavation of the muck around where the altar would have stood, he stumbled upon a stone slab and was surprised to discover a little marble box beneath it.
- To be consecrated as a church in this region of Europe around the fifth century, the building had to hold a relic from a holy saint or religious figure who had passed away.
- He dug around some further and discovered another, smaller box about a metre away that he took as a clue.
- The epitaph on the smaller box, which was most likely used to transport the bones while on the road, was the most important piece of evidence that led him to assume that the bones may be those of John the Baptist, according to him.
(George Busby, the author, gave this information.) The following is supplied by George Busby, the author: The area of ancient DNA – the extraction and analysis of genetic material from the bones and fossils of species that have been brought up from the earth – is thriving as a result of a series of scientific breakthroughs in recent years.
- DNA as a means of establishing one’s identity To be honest, I was a little skeptical about what the Bulgarian bones could possibly offer us.
- A DNA sample from an unknown historical character can’t be extracted and analyzed, and then miraculously determined to have belonged to this or that historical character.
- In other words, sequencing DNA will not provide much benefit in and of itself.
- In an ideal case, the old material we wish to utilize for genetic research has not been touched by anyone since the individual who created it passed away.
- If anybody had handled the bones in the 500 years that passed between John’s death and the time they were sealed in the church, their DNA would have been preserved in the process.
- In the course of time, DNA degrades, and therefore we may examine any DNA retrieved from ancient remains for evidence of deterioration.
- Attempts to extract DNA from the interior of bones and sequence DNA from persons who are known to have come into touch with the artifacts can also be made in order to distinguish between ancient DNA and current contamination.
This specific party stands to gain from the use of genetic testing, in my opinion, because of two distinct advantages.
The use of genetics can be used to determine whether or whether additional relics alleged to be from John the Baptist, or a near relative such as Jesus, came from the same or related persons.
So, what did the Bulgarian skeletons have to say to us?
Their DNA sequence looked to be related to modern-day Middle Eastern groups, according to the findings.
Furthermore, because they only had a little quantity of material to work with, it is doubtful that we will be able to determine who the bones belonged to using DNA.
The Turin Shroud, for example, is a piece of material that some think was wrapped around Jesus as he was carried down from the cross.
During our time in Jerusalem, we also spoke with a guy who is now working on a project to sequence material from the James Ossuary, a first-century chalk box that may have contained the bones of Jesus’ brother.
Unfortunately, it is not feasible to recover DNA from rusted iron or steel.
Imagine for a second that contamination could be totally ruled out, and that DNA research revealed that DNA from the Shroud was a family match to DNA from the James Ossuary – and that they are both connected to the Bulgarian bones.
Could this have been the DNA of Jesus and his family, if that’s the case?
To answer that, all you need is a little faith in your own abilities. George Busby is a research associate at the University of Oxford’s Department of Statistical Genomics. The original version of this article published on The Conversation (theconversation.com)
Book of Mormon and DNA Studies
Although both opponents and supporters of the Book of Mormon have expressed an interest in using DNA tests to support their respective positions, the data is simply inconclusive. There is no information available concerning the DNA of Book of Mormon peoples. It is improbable that their DNA could be found today, even if such information were available. Factors like as population bottlenecks, genetic drift, and post-Columbian immigration from West Eurasia make it unlikely that their DNA could be detected.
Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.
Although most of their people were predicted to be destroyed, they prayed that their record would be preserved and one day aid to restore a knowledge of the entirety of Jesus Christ’s message to those who had lost their way.
30 For the innumerable individuals who have used this test to determine the validity of the book, the Book of Mormon is seen as a precious volume with the ability to draw them closer to Jesus Christ.
Can we ever find Jesus’s DNA? I met the scientists who are trying to find out
It served as the starting point for an unbelievable voyage. Earlier this year, on a sunny but bitterly cold January day, I found myself on a little island in the Black Sea, just off the shore of Sozopol on Bulgaria’s eastern coast, where I spent the night. Sveti Ivan has long been a popular tourist site, because to the presence of an old temple dedicated to Apollo. But I was there to chat with an elderly Bulgarian archaeologist about the most significant discovery of his professional life. John the Baptist’s bones were discovered in 2010 by Kasimir Popkonstantinov, who claims he has uncovered the remains of one of history’s most famous saints: St.
- I was interested in seeing what we might learn about these bones and other bones through DNA analysis.
- Popkonstantinov made his find while digging a church on the island that was erected on top of a basilica from a century earlier, which he discovered by chance.
- He recognized what it was right away.
- This box, which is known as a reliquary, would have contained a relic of some sort.
- An inscription could be seen on the side of the inferior box, which read: “May God rescue you, servant Thomas.” “To the city of Saint John.” After some time had passed, Kasimir opened the reliquary and discovered five bone fragments.
- The discovery is extremely significant, in part because John the Baptist was both a follower of Jesus and his cousin – meaning that they would have shared DNA – making it all the more significant.
- George Busby is a British singer and songwriter.
There are already several hundred DNA sequences available from long-dead humans. The examination and analysis of these sequences is helping us to refine our knowledge of human evolution.
DNA as proof of identity
To be honest, I was a little skeptical about what the Bulgarian bones could possibly offer us. For starters, no DNA test can conclusively confirm that these fragments came from John the Baptist, Jesus, or any other identifiable individual. A DNA sample from an unknown historical character can’t be extracted and analyzed, and then miraculously determined to have belonged to this or that historical character. In order to do so, we’d need to have a DNA sample that was indisputably from John the Baptist that we could match the bones to, which would be difficult without a DNA sample from John the Baptist.
- Another important factor to consider is the possibility of contamination.
- The greatest old samples are pulled out from the earth and placed in a bag before being sent directly to an ancient DNA laboratory.
- However, this does not imply that everything is lost.
- This means that we can tell the difference between current pollution and ancient genomes.
What DNA can tell you
DNA should be utilized in conjunction with archaeology as a complementary technique. This specific party stands to gain from the use of genetic testing, in my opinion, because of two distinct advantages. We may compare the DNA from a relic to the DNA from other relics to see how they differ. The use of genetics can be used to determine whether or whether additional relics alleged to be from John the Baptist, or a near relative such as Jesus, came from the same or related persons. We also have expanding collections of DNA samples collected from people all across the world, which we can use to make educated guesses about the origins of the relics’ geographical origins.
It was discovered that they were, in fact, 2,000 years old using carbon dating.
Unfortunately, when I called with the geneticist who conducted the research, he informed me that they had subsequently discovered that the DNA sequence matched the person who had actually retrieved the bone sample — indicating that the bone material had most likely been contaminated with other material.
- Geneticists are now sequencing material from the James Ossuary, which some think included the remains of Jesus’ brother, Joseph.
- The Turin Shroud, for example, is a piece of material that some think was wrapped around Jesus as he was carried down from the cross.
- In Jerusalem, we also visited with a guy who is in the midst of sequencing material from theJames Ossuary, a first-century chalk box that may have contained the bones of Jesus’ brother, James the younger.
- Unfortunately, it is not feasible to recover DNA from rusted iron or steel.
- Imagine for a second that contamination could be totally ruled out, and that DNA research revealed that DNA from the Shroud was a family match to DNA from the James Ossuary – and that they are both connected to the Bulgarian bones.
That would be a significant step forward. Could this have been the DNA of Jesus and his family, if that’s the case? To answer that, all you need is a little faith in your own abilities.
The Jesus Gene: A Messianic Bloodline, the Jews and Freemasonry (Paperback)
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THE JESUS GENETIC PRODUCT The Jesus Gene has been thoroughly investigated, and the writers have a combined total of more than 50 years of experience in Freemasonry, as well as senior Masonic rank in the majority of Masonic organizations. It is the first time that a gene has been discovered that breaks new ground and verifies contentious Freemasonry origins that have only been hinted at up until now. After peering beyond the curtain of secrecy that shrouds Freemasonry, The Jesus Gene offers an original, albeit divisive, explanation for the allegories that are enacted during Masonic initiation procedures.
- The ancient Masonic writings are then examined in order to determine whether or not the Jews were credible founders of Freemasonry.
- In Part 2, the history of Judaism from the time of the Temple to the present is analyzed in order to determine when Jews started Freemasonry.
- A group of “tomb-builders” from Deir el-Medina have been recognized as potential candidates to bring monotheistic religion to Israel.
- Freemasonry arose as a group of secret couriers who traveled between the scattered communities of Jews, delivering religious news and commerce contracts to their respective destinations.
- The tale that “Jesus was married to Mary Magdelene” is investigated, with the conclusion that Christ did not have children and that a Rex Deus lineage is not possible being reached.
- 6th of January, 2006 is the date of publication.
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Shroud Of Turin Possibly Created In India But Contains DNA From Plants All Over The World: Study
According to a recent DNA investigation conducted by a team of Italian experts, surprising information regarding the mystery Shroud of Turin, which is widely believed to be the burial garment of Jesus Christ, have been discovered. Scientists from the University of Padova in Italy, led by plant genetics and genomics professor Gianni Barcaccia, published a report on Oct. 5 in the journal Scientific Reports detailing their work sequencing the genes of pollen and dust particles found on the much-celebrated Shroud of Turin, which allowed them to determine what type of plants and people came into contact with the cloth.
The researchers also discovered plant DNA with origins in Asia, the Middle East, or the Americas, however they speculated that these plants may have been imported later in history, after the Middle Ages.
It was discovered that DNA taken from dust particles vacuumed off of the Turin Shroud included sequence patterns that identified various plant species and corresponded to multiple separate human mitochondrial DNA haplogroups, according to the findings of the study.
As the scholars point out, “another fascinating theory is that the linen cloth was woven in India, which may be corroborated by an early spelling of TS (Sindon), which looks to come from Sindia or Sindien, which are both fabrics originating in India.” Numerous people think that the linen is the burial shroud worn by Jesus of Nazareth, and that it has the double image of a man who looked to have suffered the same physical pain that the Christian’s Messiah did during his crucifixion on its surface.
The question of whether or not the figure shown corresponds to the historical Jesus Christ, on the other hand, has been the topic of debate and conjecture for quite some time.
During his visit to the United States in 1998, Pope John Paul II stated that the Church has entrusted the investigation of the shroud to experts.
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