Once again, science is demonstrating the historical accuracy of the Bible. DNA analysis of mummies entombed in Egypt reveals that Biblical accounts dating back to Noah are historically verifiable.
Christian Headlines reports:
Researchers from the University of Tuebingen and the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena, both of which are in Germany, found that the DNA of mummies entombed in Abusir-el Meleq, Middle Egypt, actually matches that of Neolithic and Bronze Age peoples from the Near East, Anatolia, and the Eastern Mediterranean instead of modern Egyptians.
Let’s break down the implications of this important finding. Genesis 10:5-6 says, “…The maritime peoples spread out into their territories by their clans within their nations, each with its own language. The sons of Ham: Cush, Egypt, Put and Canaan.”
This Biblical account of the origins of Egypt have long been contradicted by scientific belief. Breaking Israel News explains,
Most researchers believed that ancient Egyptians came from
nearby northern Africa. Egyptians today exhibit a significant sub-Saharan genetic influence.This scientific belief long contradicted the Biblical account, which designates the forefather of Egypt as being Mizrayim, a son of Ham.
The Christian Post reported that the researchers “found the ancient Egyptian samples…distinct from modern Egyptians, and closer towards Near Eastern and European samples. In contrast, modern Egyptians are shifted towards sub-Saharan African populations.”
This evidences confirms that the genetic origins of Egyptians are varied, but as the Biblical account suggests. This is yet another example of God’s word proving True.