DNA clues to the Queen of Sheba story.

The BBC has a report that shows genetic testing supports that Ethiopians mixed with the Israelites, Egyptians and Syrians 3000 years ago. This supports the Biblical witness of the story about the Queen of Sheba around that time.

HT to John Dickson for this.

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7 Responses to DNA clues to the Queen of Sheba story.

  1. Drewe says:

    Very cool, though it frustrates me it is the ‘Queen of Sheba Tale’ and ‘Legend’, then they quote –

    Queen mentioned in the Bible, the Koran and the Ethiopian Kabra Nagast

    Sheba was a rich kingdom that prospered through trade with Jerusalem and the Roman Empire, and spanned modern day Ethiopia and Yemen

    Queen said to have visited Jerusalem with gold to give to King Solomon

    So, they provide why, but it’s still a tale or legend! Just another attack on the faith, but those with Wisdom (or who God grants the wisdom) will see right through it…

  2. tildeb says:

    If you’re going to believe that genetics is sound science in this case, then this same sound science of genetics reveals that there never was an original couple from whom we’ve descended. Or are you one of those faitheists who only support the science if it agrees with your religious beliefs?

      • Craig Benno says:

        Tildeb, I deleted your recent comment… no need for a tirade, I asked a simple question to which a simple reply would have sufficed. Please learn manners in your commenting.

      • tildeb says:

        There was not a single phrase in that comment that was ill-mannered. It clearly and concisely explained the genetic evidence and pointedly showed why the Adam and Eve story could not be true if the science of genetics is reliable. That you took umbrage with its tone is not an indictment of what I quoted; it was bluntly scientific and your willingness to delete what you think of a ‘tirade’ – meaning a long, angry speech of criticism or accusation – is completely misguided.

        You asked for my source and I gave it… as well as the important explanatory part so that people wouldn’t have to read the entire piece. But this genetic knowledge about human ancestry – a science let’s be very clear that works for everyone everywhere all the time and informs modern medical technologies and therapies consistently and reliably well enough to be accepted as primary evidence in legal cases – has been around for more than a decade. And the genetic evidence is clear: we do not descend from a single couple. Our oldest female ancestor and oldest male ancestor are separated by about 50,000 years. Religious belief of any kind does not change this genetic fact.

        I point out this willingness on your part to accept genetic evidence when it supports a part of the bible. That’s great. But you seem unwilling to accept the same genetic evidence if it stands contrary to the biblical account of human origins. That’s not great. In fact, it reveals something important, which is why I asked at the outset of my comment if providing source material would in any way affect your willingness to accept genetic evidence as genetic evidence or if its biblical context determined its validity. I think that really is a rather important and valuable question to ask up front.

      • Craig Benno says:

        Tildeb, There are times when your comments are rude and borderline. Your previous one began as such, and therefore I will delete such comments.

        I don’t mind strong discussion, but you need to stop putting words into my mouth if you wish to continue commenting here

      • Craig Benno says:

        Tildeb,,.. no where in that post did I mention any thing about the historical nature of Adam and Eve. In many ways you failed to engage with the actual posts content…

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