GPS based study locates origin of Yiddish and Ashkenazim in Eastern Turkey

Posted by DanielS on Monday, 25 April 2016 00:14.

A new study which locates the origin of Yiddish and in fact, the Ashkenazim, in Eastern Turkey is interesting not only for the implications it has for Jewish origins and behavior, but because it has correspondence with the origin of the parent haplogroup of Jews.

However, the hypothesis that Jews have origins other than the Middle East presents problems and opportunities when looking at ways to deal with conflicts with them. When and how did Jews take on attributes that cause us problems? What to do about it based on the facts?

Fausette’s “niche theory” of the development of Jewish virulence traces the origin of their infamous rootless and parasitic behavior to the Babylonian captivity - thereafter, they returned to Palestine/Israel and occupied managerial niches over the sedentary populations; thus evolving a parasitic relation to native peoples.

If we take a look back further along their genetic line, to the origin of J1 in Eastern Turkey, however, their characteristic rootless and mercantile nature might predate and indicate that that Jewish evolution may have imposed itself on the Middle East having already mutated the characteristic form prior to the Babylonian captivity.

Another well known hypothesis of non-Middle East origin of characteristic Jewish peoplehood is The Khazar hypothesis made popular by Arthur Koestler. While Khazaria was much later than the Babylonian captivity and a bit to the east of eastern Turkey, the temperament that the Caucus mutations have given rise-to do have family resemblance to Jewish behavior. Inasmuch as the theory holds true, it could throw some predictive light on them.

Being of pragmatic disposition, I tend to be averse to the hypothesis that Jews are of Khazarian origin. The practical reasons to reject the hypothesis that I have in mind are firstly, to go along with the preponderance of genetic evidence which currently organizes them as Middle Eastern peoples. That goes to the second reason to be averse to theories of alternative, e.g., Khazar origins: the purpose to locate Jews both genetically and geographically in order to hold them to account, curb the shenanigans of their sundry diaspora - what Bowery has referred to as their horizontal transmission - which is the idea based on the niche hypothesis that their exiles and border crossings only select for their non-sedentary, parasitic characteristics. The solution that he proposes is that they be compelled to stay in one place and develop “vertical transmission”, a non-parasitic, viz., symbiotic relation with a particular land. Nevertheless, we certainly do not want to propose that their rightful place is among European lands and to allow them to continue their exploits among us; nor would it necessarily do us any particular good to see them return to the lands of ancient Khazaria or somewhere else in the near east, even if that is where they are from.

Even so, while it may not be convenient for those of us who’d like to see them all forced to go to Israel, stay there and perhaps develop some vertical transmission, we might need to have a deeper understanding of their motives and their place (or non-place, as it were) in order to come to a better concept of how to deal with them as they are, and as the facts are, whether in Israel or in diaspora.

I suppose that those who find the Khazar hypothesis appealing might be motivated from the opposite direction - that we might be able to put an end to the trouble that they are causing in the Middle East by denying their warrant to be there; and eventually perhaps diffuse their virulence by its assimilation or dying-off.

Whatever we might want, however, facts won’t necessarily bear it out. Nevertheless, there are important matters of historical punctuation, viz., when and where Jews begin as a people; and there is our capacity to determine how the facts count surrounding any such assertions: Jewish claims are assailable indeed; their claims are within our negotiative control and subject to our agentive preference. Operational verifiability will only assist us to warrantably assert our preferences.

First, let’s take a quick look at the kind of argument that is being made against the Khazar hypothesis:

And indeed, Kevin MacDonald et al. argue persuasively for the genetic and geographical location of the origin of Jews in the Middle East. KM and Duke argue that there’re only one or two (unreliable, they say), genetic studies that endorse the Khazar hypothesis, while scores, they say, verify ME origins.

Patrick Slattery argues that there are two massively difficult conversions that would have to have been made to underpin the Khazar hypothesis: first, a mass of people held to become the Ashkenazi would have had to convert to Judaism. Next and an even greater challenge, is to explain why people who are held to have originated in Khazaria spoke Yiddish - a largely Germanic language

Now, GW has raised very valid points about characteristic temperament and other kinds of special relation that Jews have to the area.

He has responded:

Posted by Guessedworker on Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:18 | #

1. The Mosaic faith developed specifically as a survival mechanism in captivity, and developed through the Babylonian and Roman periods as such.  For any people which has lost its guarantor of group survival - its land - and faces a permanent exile, with a future holding no more than an inevitable process of persecution and genetic dissolution, a mass conversion to Judaism is a perfectly logical choice.

Groups are capable, under stress, of taking immense decisions, including to suicide en masse.  We should not regard mass conversion to a foreign faith as simply impossible.

2. Yiddish is an artificially-constructed language rooted in the languages of the host, particularly in the east, but containing influences from Hebrew and Aramaic which may simply originate in the oral faith tradition.

Again, while it isn’t quite Khazaria, it isn’t far from it either, and looking at this new GPS hypothesis, Eastern Turkey and surrounds show relevance to Ashkenazi origins and behavior after and perhaps before the Babylonian captivity. Interesting also is the fact that this study contradicts Slattery’s understanding of Yiddish as a mostly German derived language. The study below asserts that German words were merely added to an underlying language, the fundamental grammatical structure of which came from the East.

If we are willing to go to more ancient times, well prior to Khazaria, the fountain head of J1 does indicate an origin in Eastern Turkey (neither far nor very different climes from Khazaria) - viz., “the greatest genetic diversity of J1 haplotypes was found in eastern Anatolia, near Lake Van in central Kurdistan.”

The only problem with arguing non-ME origins for Jews is that it seems more helpful to middle-easterners than to Europeans. On the contrary, it could spread them around more and amongst us (e.g., from Turkey up into Eastern Ukraine!) - that is the last thing we might want when we need to quarantine them.

Want or not, however, it might even have some explanatory value for their influence on the margins of the Near East: In the Ukrainian - Russian war, for example; and their predictable role on both sides. Both Ukraine and ancient Khazaria would be appealing targets as a strategic and valuable real estate for them with some historical affinity as well as by being a place to put the products of Jewish men’s whore-mongering - prostitution is legal in Israel but the bastard products are not legally entitled by Israel to citizenship - they are not born of a Jewish mother. Where better to put them? Many of their mothers are Ukrainian or Russian, from these areas.

However, if we can pinpoint some of their characteristics virulence to mutations having occurred along the Silk Road in Eastern Turkey, that might help us to identify other anti-bodies to their virulence.

Atlas of Science, “Uncovering ancient Ashkenaz – the birthplace of Yiddish speakers”, 21 April 2016:

The origin of the Yiddish language (spoken at least since the 9th century A.D.), and consequently Yiddish speakers, has been debated for the past several centuries, mainly between linguists. While the Rhineland hypothesis suggests a German origin, the Irano-Turko-Slavic hypothesis, proposed by Paul Wexler, suggests a more complex origin starting with Slavic lands in Khazaria, followed by Ukraine, and finally Germany where the language was relexified, i.e., adopted a German vocabulary, but retained its Slavic grammar, which is why Yiddish was oftentimes called “Bad German.”

GPS predictions for the DNA of Ashkenazic Jews (orange triangles) overlap villages whose name may be derived from the word “Ashkenaz” that reside along the Silk Roads and other trade routes. GPS predictions for the DNA of Iranian (yellow triangles) and Mountain (pink triangles) Jews are also shown.

To evaluate these two hypotheses we applied the Geographic Population Structure (GPS) tool to the genomes of over 360 sole Yiddish and non-Yiddish speaking Ashkenazic Jews. This is the largest study of Ashkenazic Jews and the first one to study Yiddish speakers. Surprisingly, GPS honed in an obscure region in northeast Turkey. There we found four primeval villages (one was abandoned in the mid-7th century A.D.) whose name may be derived from the word “Ashkenaz,” suggesting that this was the central location of ancient Ashkenaz.

The search for ancient Ashkenaz has been one of the longest quests in human history lasting at least 1000 years (perhaps second only to Noah’s Ark that has been searched at least since the 3rd century A.D.). This is the only place in the world with these placenames and they cluster within a hub of atrade routes, as can be expected from a nation of traders where linguistic, genomic, historic, and geographic evidence converge.

Evidently, the ancient Ashkenazic Jews were merchants who, together with Iranian Jews, plied land and maritime trade routes and invented Yiddish as a secret language with 251 words for “buy” and “sell” to maintain their monopoly. They were known to trade in everything from fur to slaves. These findings are consistent with historical records depicting Jews as merchants. Indeed, by the 8th century the words “Jew” and “merchant” were practically synonymous. Around that time, Ashkenazic Jews began relocating to the Khazar Empire to expand their mercantile operations. Consequently, some of the Turkic Khazar rulers and the numerous Eastern Slavs in the Khazar Empire converted to Judaism to participate in the lucrative Silk Road trade between Germany and China.

After the fall of Khazaria (10-13th ce) Ashkenazic Jews split into two groups. Some remained in the Caucasus and others migrated into Eastern Europe and Germany that has been incorrectly proposed to be the original land of Ashkenaz. The two groups still call themselves Ashkenazic Jews, however the name became more strongly associated with the latter group. After their separation Yiddish became the primary language among European Jews and underwent relexification by adopting a new vocabulary that consists of a minority of German and Hebrew and a majority of newly coined Germanoid and Hebroid elements that replaced most of the original E. Slavic and Sorbian vocabularies, while keeping the original grammars intact.

Further evidence to the origin of AJs can be found in the many customs and their names concerning the Jewish religion, which were probably introduced by Slavic converts to Judaism, like the breaking of a glass at a wedding ceremony and placing stones over tombstones.

Our study demonstrate the potential of the GPS technology combined with citizen Science to shed light on the forgotten chapters of our history.

Eran Elhaik
University of Sheffield, Department of Animal and Plant Sciences
Sheffield, UK



Comments:


1

Posted by Kumiko Oumae on Mon, 25 Apr 2016 18:17 | #

The first thing that I’ll say is that this entire article is very well done. You’ve managed to really dig into some important facts.

I only have a few quick things to say:

1. Regarding the evolution of Judaism, I think that it should be remembered that it has three different patterns. The pattern that GW mentions during their exile in Babylon, is one where they chose to adhere more closely to Judaism so as to maintain their identity. However, their original pattern which they showed when they conquered ‘Canaan’, was one of massive genocide and rape, and that should not be forgotten. The third pattern is the pattern of lobbying that they exhibit when they are subject to the suzerainty of an Empire that is interested in controlling the Levant, behaviours that they exhibited under the Assyrians, under the Romans while simultaneously in contest with Edomites, under the Ottomans, under the British Empire while simultaneously in contest with the Arabs, and also under the American global liberal structure. In this third pattern they are at the most complex, since they tend to endeavour to hold their territory as a satrap in the Levant, while simultaneously setting themselves up inside the capital and along the trade routes of the preponderant imperial power in an attempt to maintain their relevance.

2. Regarding ethnogenesis of the Jews, I certainly agree that in the deep past their founder group must have ‘come from’ ancient Anatolia, genetically speaking, but their ethnogenesis took place physically inside the Levant, because they were not a distinct people until they invaded that district and then underwent a bottleneck while taking up Levantine genes at the site. So I assume that for this reason, the Jews are nevertheless ‘from the Levant’, and are still a Middle Eastern people.

3. The movement of Judaism northwards in their attempt to capture some of the profits of the Silk Road is also truly an example of how Judaism is like a vampire squid, looking to stick its blood funnel into anything that smells like money.



Post a comment:


Name: (required)

Email: (required but not displayed)

URL: (optional)

Note: You should copy your comment to the clipboard or paste it somewhere before submitting it, so that it will not be lost if the session times out.

Remember me


Next entry: Hillary Clinton political critic and leading environmental activist murdered in Honduras
Previous entry: A little to cheer

image of the day

Existential Issues

DNA Nations

Establishment Problem

Categories

Links

Endorsement not implied.

Immigration

Islamist Threat

Anti-white Media Networks

Audio/Video

Crime

Economics

Education

General

Historical Re-Evaluation

Controlled Opposition

Nationalist Political Parties

Science

Europeans in Africa

Of Note

Comments

Elizabeth I commented in entry 'PM speech to Lord Mayor's Banquet stresses importance of international rules-based system' on Fri, 17 Nov 2017 08:15. (View)

Bush, Ford and Warren commented in entry 'JFK assassination files released: declassified documents reveal CIA plots to kill Fidel Castro' on Thu, 16 Nov 2017 20:56. (View)

Bush / JFK assassination connections commented in entry 'JFK assassination files released: declassified documents reveal CIA plots to kill Fidel Castro' on Thu, 16 Nov 2017 20:25. (View)

More earthlike planets being discovered commented in entry 'NASA invests in 22 visionary exploration concepts, including asteroid mining' on Thu, 16 Nov 2017 12:55. (View)

Kushner co. accused of illegal rent inflation commented in entry 'Undoing inherited wisdom & means of separatism / forcing integration - YKW doing as YKW do' on Thu, 16 Nov 2017 04:29. (View)

Louis CK and the 1/4 issue commented in entry 'Test Your Capacity To See Through Jewish Crypsis: Which ones are Jewish?' on Thu, 16 Nov 2017 02:49. (View)

Un-Fairstein comes to Weinstein's rescue commented in entry 'Coerced Confessions of The Central Park Five' on Thu, 16 Nov 2017 01:43. (View)

Angela Nagle discussing her take on the Alt-Right commented in entry 'Angela Nagle: they think voluntary outbreeding is genocide. Cultural Marxism, Jewish porn! lol.' on Wed, 15 Nov 2017 13:09. (View)

African knowingly gives HIV to French women commented in entry 'black hyper-assertiveness' on Wed, 15 Nov 2017 11:04. (View)

Spencer's straw man commented in entry 'Poland is correct to denounce Richard Spencer' on Wed, 15 Nov 2017 10:42. (View)

Black murder of White working class commented in entry 'black hyper-assertiveness' on Wed, 15 Nov 2017 01:37. (View)

Evidence of Trump-Russia collusion exists commented in entry 'Abnormal: AltRight.com celebrates the Soviet Union's victory and fêtes Russia's imperialist legacy.' on Tue, 14 Nov 2017 10:50. (View)

Turkey/Flynn plot to kidnap Gulen commented in entry 'Mueller investigating Flynn over alleged plan to deliver accused coup organizer to Erdogan' on Tue, 14 Nov 2017 10:41. (View)

Key moment in decline of US power in Asia-Pacific commented in entry 'North Atlantic: You Have Spread Your Dreams Under Their Feet' on Tue, 14 Nov 2017 10:13. (View)

Not true, Putin told me so. commented in entry 'Abnormal: AltRight.com celebrates the Soviet Union's victory and fêtes Russia's imperialist legacy.' on Tue, 14 Nov 2017 06:59. (View)

DanielS commented in entry 'Pragmatism as ethnonationalism's tool against radical skepticism' on Mon, 13 Nov 2017 22:09. (View)

Arthur commented in entry 'So what are we to make of the crisis in Catalonia?' on Mon, 13 Nov 2017 20:12. (View)

Guessedworker commented in entry 'Pragmatism as ethnonationalism's tool against radical skepticism' on Mon, 13 Nov 2017 18:00. (View)

Guessedworker commented in entry 'Pragmatism as ethnonationalism's tool against radical skepticism' on Mon, 13 Nov 2017 15:47. (View)

Palace intrigue in Saudi Arabia and Lebanon commented in entry 'Trump may have pushed Saudi Arabia and Iran closer to war' on Mon, 13 Nov 2017 13:31. (View)

DanielS commented in entry 'Pragmatism as ethnonationalism's tool against radical skepticism' on Mon, 13 Nov 2017 11:41. (View)

mancinblack commented in entry 'U.K. Cabinet Minister Priti Patel Resigns Over Secret Israeli Meetings' on Sun, 12 Nov 2017 09:06. (View)

Captainchaos commented in entry 'U.K. Cabinet Minister Priti Patel Resigns Over Secret Israeli Meetings' on Sat, 11 Nov 2017 21:46. (View)

Captainchaos commented in entry 'Pragmatism as ethnonationalism's tool against radical skepticism' on Sat, 11 Nov 2017 21:34. (View)

DanielS commented in entry 'U.K. Cabinet Minister Priti Patel Resigns Over Secret Israeli Meetings' on Sat, 11 Nov 2017 10:39. (View)

next level commented in entry 'U.K. Cabinet Minister Priti Patel Resigns Over Secret Israeli Meetings' on Fri, 10 Nov 2017 15:33. (View)

mancinblack commented in entry 'U.K. Cabinet Minister Priti Patel Resigns Over Secret Israeli Meetings' on Fri, 10 Nov 2017 09:41. (View)

Better robot than red commented in entry '"Aspen Institute" (((panel))) discusses Russian Active Measures, Putin and Trump connections' on Fri, 10 Nov 2017 05:52. (View)

OJ's scariest Halloween costume: himself commented in entry 'O.J. Simpson's Giddy Parole Board Hearing' on Fri, 10 Nov 2017 03:19. (View)

EU to preserve Iran nuclear deal commented in entry 'Trump gained presidency through pledge to YKW to undo Iran Deal: that promise he's materializing' on Fri, 10 Nov 2017 02:56. (View)

Japan goes TPP without US commented in entry 'North Atlantic: You Have Spread Your Dreams Under Their Feet' on Fri, 10 Nov 2017 02:50. (View)

Evacuation of Lebanon commented in entry 'Trump may have pushed Saudi Arabia and Iran closer to war' on Fri, 10 Nov 2017 02:20. (View)

DanielS commented in entry 'Pragmatism as ethnonationalism's tool against radical skepticism' on Fri, 10 Nov 2017 00:18. (View)

Saudi consolidates power, another sign of war commented in entry 'Trump may have pushed Saudi Arabia and Iran closer to war' on Thu, 09 Nov 2017 16:19. (View)

Captainchaos commented in entry 'Pragmatism as ethnonationalism's tool against radical skepticism' on Thu, 09 Nov 2017 13:40. (View)

affection-tone