(Independent.co.uk) While many Jews — along with many Christians — still vehemently deny that Ashkenazi Jews have their origins in the Turkic peoples of the Khazar Kingdom, research conducted by an Israeli geneticist appears to confirm that these Jews do, in fact, descend from a Turkic people prior to migrating up into the Khazar Kingdom where they would eventually convert to Judaism:
“New research conducted by Israeli geneticist, Dr. Eran Elhaik, suggests that most of the modern Jewish population of northern and eastern Europe – normally known as Ashkenazic Jews – are the descendants of Greeks, Iranians and others who colonized what is now northern Turkey more than 2000 years ago and were then converted to Judaism, probably in the first few centuries AD by Jews from Persia.
At that stage, the Persian Empire was home to the world’s largest Jewish communities.
According to research carried out by….Dr. Eran Elhaik of the University of Sheffield, over 90 per cent of Ashkenazic ancestors come from that converted partially Greek-originating ancient community in north-east Turkey.
His research is based on genetic, historical and place-name evidence. For his geographic genetic research, Dr Elhaik used a Geographic Population Structure computer modelling system to convert Ashkenazic Jewish DNA data into geographical information.
Dr Elhaik, an Israeli-born geneticist who gained his doctorate in molecular evolution from the University of Houston, believes that three still-surviving Turkish villages – Iskenaz, Eskenaz and Ashanaz – on the western part of an ancient Silk Road route were part of the original Ashkenazic homeland.
He believes that the word Ashkenaz originally comes from Ashguza – the ancient Assyrian and Babylonian name for the Iron Age Eurasian steppeland people, the Scythians.
Referring to the names of the three Turkish villages, Dr Elhaik points out that “north-east Turkey is the only place in the world where these place-names exist”.
From the 690s AD onwards, anti-Jewish persecution by the Christian Byzantine Empire seems to have played a part in forcing large numbers of Jews to flee across the Black Sea to a more friendly state – the Turkic-ruled Khazar Empire with its large Slav and other populations.
Some analyses of Yiddish suggests that it was originally a Slavic language, and Dr Elhaik and others believe that it was developed, probably in the 8th and 9th centuries AD, by Jewish merchants trading along some of the more northerly Silk Roads linking China and Europe.
By the 730s, the Khazar Empire had begun to convert to Judaism – and more people converted to the faith.
But when the Khazar Empire declined in or around the 11th century, some of the Jewish population almost certainly migrated west into Central Europe. There, as Yiddish-speaking Jewish merchants came into contact with central European, often German-speaking, peoples, they began to replace the Slav words in Yiddish with large numbers of German and German-derived words, while retaining some of its Slav-originating grammar. Many Hebrew words also appear to have been added by that stage.
The genetic modelling used in the research was based on DNA data from 367 Jews of northern and eastern European origin and more than 600 non-Jewish people mainly from Europe and western Asia.
Dr Elhaik says it is the largest genomic study ever carried out on Ashkenazic Jews. His research will be published in the UK-based scientific journal, Genome Biology and Evolution.”
It shouldn’t surprise us that many Jewish “scientists” have completely dismissed Elhaik’s theories and evidence — most of them resorting to ad hominem attacks and arrogant dismissals.
After all, the ersatz modern geo-political entity now known as “Israel” is largely populated and dominated by Ashkenazi Jews– and Elhaik’s contentions completely undermine any notion that these Ashkenazim have any ancestral or biblical claim to the land of Palestine.
The Khazar “theory” of the Ashkenazi origins long pre-dates Shlomo Sand’s 2009 book, The Invention of the Jewish People — and Arthur Koestler’s 1976 best-seller on the subject — The Thirteenth Tribe — in fact, the most respected 19th century Jewish historian, Heinrich Graetz, who was a German Sephardic Jew, believed the Khazar origins of the Ashkenazis to be credible in his magnum opus, The History of the Jews.
To refute Elhaik’s claims, his desperate detractors often cite a problematic 2014 genetic study by Bennett Greenspan that found that both Ashkenazi and Sephardic Jews share “75%” common DNA with modern-day non-Jewish “Middle Easterners.”
The problem with this conclusion is that modern-day Middle Easterners are predominantly Arabs whose ancestors overran the lands of ancient Israel — and proving that Jews are related to these Arabs necessarily proves that they cannot be true descendants of the ancient Israelites who were most assuredly not related to the Arabs.
All this 2014 study proved is that most Jews have Arab admixture — which gives their claim to the ancient land of Israel not more legitimacy than it does the Arab Palestinians.
In a previous article on this subject, we showed that most modern-day “Jews” also have Black sub-saharan admixture — yet more proof that they cannot possibly be legitimate descendants of the original Israelite tribes descendant of Jacob.
In reality, Jews — in their eternal wanderings — have become the most race mixed people on the planet, which is completely at odds with the strict laws against racial inter-marriage held by the ancient Israelites.
In fact, according to Camille Honig, editor of the California Jewish Voice,
“If you studied Jewish types and communities in five continents, as this writer [Patai] had the opportunity of doing, you would have realized that it is sheer nonsense, and very dangerous nonsense, as well as unscientific to a speak about a Jewish race.”
The great irony in all of this genetic mess, is that genetic studies have shown that through their mother’s DNA line, most Ashkenazi Jews are up to 60% White European, which explains how they are able to pass themselves off as “White” in western nations.
And if Jews have any claim to the ancient lands of the Levant, it is through their White DNA, as the ancient Israelites were most assuredly White — but Jews cannot make this claim because by doing so, they would let the proverbial cat out of the bag and reveal the identity of the true descendants of Israel today.
That said, we would take exception to some of Dr. Elhiak’s conclusions — namely that the ancient Scythians were a “Turkic” people.
The original Scythians were most assuredly an Aryan people — most likely descendants of both the original White Persians descended from Noah’s son Shem — and from the Israelite Parthians — who later migrated up into Europe.
For more on this subject, see Our Scythian Ancestors Identified With Israel by J.C. Gawler in our Library.
We should also point out that modern-day Turks are an arabic, mixed race people who now occupy the lands of ancient Anatolia, the seat of Byzantium — the ancient seat of the Eastern Roman Empire — and the site of ancient Troy — whom their arabic ancestors began invading in the 7th Century AD and finally conquered in the 15th century.
Anatolia was also the home of the ancient Hittite peoples — a non-Aryan, non-Israelite people who are the most likely candidates of being the ancestors of the Turkic ancestors of modern-day Ashkenazi Jews.
So who are these people who call themselves “Jews” but are not?
“I know your tribulation and your poverty (but you are rich), and the blasphemy by those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.”—Revelation 2:9