As Salamu Alaykum my question is about the Thoery about the Jews being Khazars ? I have read a Book called the Thirteenth Tribe Published in 1976 by Arthur Koestler my question is since or if Ashkenazi Jews from Europe are Khazars who Converted to Judaism how do we explain the genetic testing/dna testing/genetic Ancestry tests saying the Ashkenazi European Jews have Middle Eastern Ancestry/Ancestry from the Middle East if Jews are not Israelites ? Can this be explained by if Ashkenazi European Jews are of Mixed Race Ancestry the Book says the Khazars were Asian Turkics and mixed with other Races and the Khazars went to war with the Arabs and Im sure there was mixing not sure how the Khazars found out about Judaism/Jews thank you ?
Jewish Genetics: Abstracts and Summaries
A collection of abstracts and reviews of books, articles, and genetic
Jewish ancestry. Part of the story is that Eastern European Jews have
significant Eastern Mediterranean elements which manifest themselves in close
relationships with Kurdish, Armenian, Palestinian Arab, Lebanese, Syrian, and
Anatolian Turkish peoples. This is why the Y-DNA haplogroups J and E, which are
typical of the Middle East, are so common among them. Jewish lineages from this
region of the world derive from both the Levant and the Anatolia-Armenia region.
At the same time, there are traces of European (including Northern Italian and
Western Slavic or Eastern Slavic) and Khazar
ancestry among European Jews. Many
Greek and Roman women married Jewish men before conversion to Judaism was
outlawed by the Roman Empire, and many of the Southern European ancestral lines
in Ashkenazic families come from these marriages. Ethiopian Jews mostly descend
from Ethiopian Africans who converted to Judaism, but may also be related to a
lesser extent to Yemenite Jews. Yemenite Jews descend from Arabs and Israelites.
North African Jewish and Kurdish Jewish paternal lineages come from Israelites.
Jewish Y-DNA tends to come from the Middle East, and that studies that take into
account mtDNA show that many Jewish populations are related to neighboring
non-Jewish groups maternally. All existing studies fail to compare modern Jewish
populations' DNA to ancient Judean DNA and medieval Khazarian DNA, but in the
absence of old DNA, comparisons with living populations appear to be adequate to
trace geographic roots.
Jewish Genetics - DNA, genes, Jews, Ashkenazi