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PADUCAH, Ky., Feb. 29, 2016 /Christian Newswire/ -- According to scholar Terry McIntosh, the subject of DNA regarding Jews, Khazars, and Palestinians is twisted for political and/or religious reasons. His new book "I SHALL FOR THE SAKE OF MY HOLY NAME" documents the Bible story and DNA confirms his findings in what appears to be an undeniable truth.
"Special interest groups are always twisting and falsifying facts to protect their beloved agenda in any area of interest. Jews and Palestinians are included for both political and religious reasons," says McIntosh.
Some researchers argue that the Jews living in Israel today are imposters and have no connection to the Bible Hebraic tribes. The "Khazarian Hypothesis" says that today's Jews are Khazarian stock hailing from Europe and have no legitimate claim to the Holy Land. Jews are Khazars, not Israelites, according to that conclusion. McIntosh says that is only partially true.
The Khazars were a Turkish tribe living between the Caspian Sea and the Black Sea in the eighth century.
"Common sense accepts that members of the 12 tribes of Israel migrated around the world. No doubt that Khazaran blood mixed with the tribe of Judah much like Hebrew blood from the tribe of Joseph originally mixed with the Arab gene pool when he married an Arab Egyptian woman. It is a mix of bloodline."
To be Jewish means one of two things in the natural – by blood or religion. Conversion to Judaism is required by the religion before one is considered Jewish. By law, blood line defines identity. To what extent the Khazars converted to Judaism is open to debate because the historical evidence is very limited.
"Regardless," says McIntosh, "converts to Judaism became Jews according to the religious definition. The same process applies to the Sephardic Jews who were centered in Muslim countries and Spain. It is safe to say that today's Jews are a mixed breed of people; however, they are Jewish either by blood or religion, although not all descended directly from Israel. So it is within the framework of the Palestinians. Not all are Hebrew descended."
Palestinian DNA identifies exactly with Jewish DNA with the mix of a few Arab genes as would be expected due to intermarriage. The Hebrew University in Jerusalem and other leading academic institutions confirm the findings. McIntosh makes the case for that occurrence in the Bible books of Genesis 41 and 48.
The Hebrew Joseph married an Arabic Egyptian woman named Asenath and fathered the half tribes of Israel. The Bible identifies Asenath as from the city of On which was later renamed Heliopolis by the Greeks. An Arabic colony had settled in Egypt according to Juba, an African Prince and historian. Pliny the Elder, a Roman scholar and historian documented that the city of the sun (Heliopolis) was one of the oldest cities of ancient Egypt, and was founded by Arabs and that the inhabitants of the Nile were not Ethiopians, rather they were Arabs. The Hebrew-Arabic union demonstrates that today's Palestinians are descendants of Joseph and Jacob, the man called Israel.
I SHALL is written from a Biblical and historical point of view. McIntosh says, "Lovers of truth will love it. People retaining political, racial, or religious prejudice will hate it."
The book is available at amzn.to/209Gq5S or www.createspace.com/5893986