Re: Culture's effect on Genetics

From: Derek Gatherer (d.gatherer@vir.gla.ac.uk)
Date: Wed 15 Feb 2006 - 14:30:12 GMT

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    http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/view.jsp?artid=329&letter=D#933

    The Diaspora was a mass movement, but not necessarily a total modern-style ethnic cleansing.

    At 12:43 15/02/2006, you wrote:

    > >> but I think the Romans didn't empty out
    > Palestine when they kicked out the Jews. They
    > expelled the ruling class of Jews, not all of them.
    >
    > > That's a historical matter. Any evidence or
    > just the way you'd like it to have been?
    >
    >In the second half of the 2nd century AC Romans
    >found the Patriarcat, the government of
    >Palestine. The Patriarcat obeys to paternal
    >lineage; Romans give the Patriarcat to the
    >Pharisaic sect, which becomes later the
    >rabbinical tradition. By this time there were a
    >lot of small social entities in Palestine; none
    >of them had a written tradition, their civilian
    >and religious laws are unknown, excepting those
    >of the Essenians (Dead sea scrolls). Pharisaic
    >patriarchs begin the writing of the Talmud, the
    >law, and the translation of biblic texts. In AD
    >425 the patriarch Gamaliel VI dies without son,
    >Romans decide to terminate the Patriarcat, and
    >they oblige the Pharisaic sect to migrate
    >throughout the Roman Empire. The Pharisaic sect
    >brings the Talmud (not yet completed) with her,
    >and keeps on going the translation of biblic
    >texts. The Talmud is completed about 500 AD, the
    >Judaic bible is definitively completed by the
    >end of the 9th century. By this time numerous
    >Semitic communities attempt to get free from the
    >rabbinical authority, they are known as the
    >Hebraic tradition. Rabbinical and Hebraic
    >tradition fight against each other. The
    >rabbinical tradition wins over the Hebraic
    >tradition, which becomes later a mosaic of sects less and less crowded.
    >
    >- The Standard Jewish Encyclopaedia, London 1966
    >
    >- A Bibliography of Jewish Bibliographies, 2° Ed. Jerusalem 1965
    >
    > > Message du 15/02/06 10:16
    > > De : "Kate Distin"
    > > A : memetics@mmu.ac.uk
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    >
    >Kate
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