Is Brit-Am Consistent with Genetic Findings?
According to Secular Wisdom, if the Lost Ten Tribes are brother Tribes to the Jews then there should be similarities in their DNA. At the least the DNA of LTTs (Lost Ten Tribes) people in Europe should show similarities to that of the Middle East whether at present or in the past.
DNA finds show that the peoples of Western Europe are dominated on the male side by YDNA R1b1a2 . This is the West European version of R1b whereas other types of R1b are prominent in parts of Black Africa and in Central Asia.
Other haplotypes are also common such as N (in Finland, 60%) I (in Scandinavia), R1a (in Norway), E3b also exists but it is more important in Italy, the Balkans, Africa.
Female mtDNA is more or less of several common types throughout Europe though unique variants are present from country to country.
Jewish male YDNA differs on the whole from that of West Europeans.
Jewish Ashkenazim - Males
DNA Similar to:
E3b 16% Balkans, North Africa, Black Africa
G2 5% Caucasus
J1 20% Arabs
J2 20% Levantines, Kurds, Turks
Q 5% Amerindians, Siberia
R1b 10% West Europeans
R1a 10% East Europeans
Sephardic Jews are a bit different. They more or less show the same dominant groups but in different proportions, E3b for instance is ca. 20 to 40%.
Jewish DNA is similar to that of the Kurds and Turks. Armenians, Syrians, and Palestinian Arabs also show some similarities.
Ashkenazic Jewish Female mtDNA is similar to that of Europe but with its own distinctiveness. A large proportion is similar to that of Northwest Italy and the Ancient Etruscan area.
Ashkenazi DNA especially that of the females shows features of the "bottleneck" effect: At some stage the population declined drastically and then expanded again. The DNA of the survivors in its relative proportions may therefore have been different from that which had existed previously, e.g. If an ecological disaster had have taken away most of the redheads, the survivors would proportionatlye have had less redheads, and therefore less redheaded offspring though probably still retaining the genetic potential of redheadedness.
Sephardic female DNA has its own features, some similarities to that of Ashkenazis and also to that of the Gentile populations among whom they settled.
[By "Sephardic" we mean North Africa, and Eastern Jews in general].
According to the above we can say that in general peoples we identify as LTTs have quite different DNA from the Jews.
When we get down to the nitty gritty we do find some DNA and Genetic similarities and parallelism between Jews and LTTs peoples. One has to look for it and then argue about its significance.
Our explanation is that DNA studies are valid within historical limitations. Whole populations changed their DNA over a short period of time. This may have been caused by some kind of Cosmic Catastrophe changing the solar radiation and influencing DNA types. Other factors may also have been at work.
We believe this is what happened. Our training and resources do not enable us to prove or disprove it.
We can keep our eyes open for new developments and research findings. This may be accompanied by taking an itnerest in"Alternate" Scientific and Historical Theories such Catastrophism. It also has implications concerning the THeory of Evolution.
This might prove to be where the Truth lies. We cannot expect the general public to go with us on this issue. The average person usually accepts what Mainstream Science and Academia say.
If we find anything saying things as we think they were we will take an interest, possibly publish it. Nevertheless this should not be what we concentrate on.
DNA changes due to cosmic activity and other causes:
Velikovsky has shown that when the Ten Tribes were exiled Cosnic Collisions and other drastic events were occuring. This was also approximately the Age when the present DNA patters of Western Europe became apparent. There could be a connection. Even if we did succeed in finding more facts and information in answer to this matter it probably would not be widely accepted.
We may in fact learn from the attitude of DNA apologists when faced with Historical or ethnographic contradictions to their findings. They simply say that DNA findings are miore reliable and if other other explanation do not correspond weith that then they need to be modified in order to do so!
We in turn can say: The Bible says this. Rabbinical Commentary supports it. Plausible historical and scientific explanations exist to reconcile it all. If these are not acceptable then other solutions need to be found. Meanwhile the Brit-Am Biblical solution cannot be dismissed!