Among the ethnic and nationalist movements that have made news lately has been a vote for independence by Iraqi Kurds. Actually, the Kurds are in Turkey and Iran too. All three countries strongly oppose Kurdish independence. But Israel gives the Kurds sympathy and support.
There is a bridge between current events and ancient history. The Jews and the Kurds seem to be relatives. Here is a link to an article by Kevin Alan Brook about genetic tests that show a tie between Jews and Iraqi Kurds.
Why would modern Jews have genetic ties to Kurdish Muslims? There were ties between Israel and the Kurdish area at about the time of the New Testament. The region of Erbil (also spelled Arbil or Irbil) Iraq was then called Adiabene and was associated with the Parthian Empire.
Here is part of Brook’s article:
In ancient times, the royal house of Adiabene and…
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