I am sticking with Sarah until and unless she says otherwise. At least her name is Jewish..../removing tongue from cheek now.
posted on 12/30/2010 1:10:42 AM PST
(islam - Hostis hvmani generis - Enemy of the human race)
Someone posted the Hebrew breakdown of her names. That was awesome.
posted on 12/30/2010 1:15:31 AM PST
(Sarah 2012, or sooner)
posted on 12/30/2010 5:46:29 AM PST
((Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
Actually the original Sarah in the Bible was Hebrew but not Jewish--Jews take their name from her great-grandson Judah. The English word "Jew" goes back to the Greek Ioudaioi
, inhabitants of Ioudaia
(and their co-religionists living elsewhere). Most Jews would be descended from Judah but those with a tradition of a priestly origin seem to be descended from Levi (DNA studies seem to bear this out), and there could be some descendants of the other sons of Jacob mixed in.
The Samaritans are probably mostly descended from the 10 northern tribes (although according to 2 Kings 17 the king of Assyria brought in settlers from elsewhere after he captured Samaria--probably the deportation of the earlier population of the kingdom of Israel was only partial).
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