DNA researcher Bennett Greenspan says more and more people are getting the unexpected news that they have Jewish ancestry. Could you be among the biblical descendants of the “Lost Tribes” of Israel? Watch this fascinating show to learn more!
Could you be Jewish? Bennett Greenspan, president of Family Tree DNA, says more people are finding out they are Jewish thanks to DNA testing. As the head of a genetics analysis lab, Bennett talks about the test that can pinpoint hidden ancestry clues contained in your DNA. JVMI viewers will learn whether mega-church leader Apostle Guillermo Maldonado has Jewish lineage as his DNA test results are revealed to him on the show.
June 08, 2017
In my experience, very few people in the West know what an amazing and historic country Ethiopia is — or why we should care about the Ethiopian people. For example: The oldest evidence of modern humans was found in Ethiopia. It’s believed these early people migrated from Ethiopia to the Middle East and beyond. Ethiopia’s ancient script, known as Ge’ez, is perhaps the oldest alphabet still in use in the world. Tradition has it that the biblical Queen of Sheba was from Ethiopia....Read More
She heard there was a medical clinic taking place in Tach Gayint and walked for nearly six hours that morning to seek help. Her limp right arm was wrapped in strips of yellow cloth.
Her arm had been of no use to her for two years. Two years of struggling one-handed to care for her family and do the hard physical labor required to survive in a region where people eke out a meager living from the rocky soil. Her arm was paralyzed after surgery to remove a goiter from her neck had gone terribly wrong.
For centuries, explorers, historians, archaeologists, and researchers studied and debated the fate of the fabled “Lost Tribes of Israel”. Following the conquest of the Northern Kingdom of Israel by the Assyrians, most of the members of the ten tribes were scattered throughout the empire. That was followed by the Babylonian captivity, and then still later the Roman dispersion that left few traces of a once great nation God had blessed.
The back-breaking work of clearing stones from a field in Tach Gayint, Ethiopia, has been for the JVMI team both a prophetic picture and our prayer for a new frontier of ministry. An advance team of 20 people spent a solid week in January 2016 removing rocks from a piece of land in order to ready it for the more than 200 people who’d be camping on it the following week.
The view was spectacular. Reminiscent of the Grand Canyon, the spacious expanse of Tach Gayint, Ethiopia spread out in front of us. We were 8,500 feet above sea level, and it was breathtaking in every way.
Yet in the midst of this incredible beauty were broken hearts and desperate souls. There were families in need of clean water and urgent medical care. There were Jewish communities being persecuted in ways we, at Jewish Voice, had not witnessed on any recent outreach.