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Message Subject I'm a Mormon - ask me a question
Poster Handle Anonymous Coward
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The Mormons say Native Americans are part of the lost tribe of Judah and yet their DNA says... NOT. How do you explain this?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1868091

In the Book of Mormon, which I have a copy of, in the very first book, 1 Nephi 5:14 [link to www.lds.org] and in 1 Nephi 6:2 [link to www.lds.org] Nephi explains that they were not only from the tribe of JOSEPH, but that they were direct descendants of Joseph himself.

To test for DNA of the tribe of JUDAH and say that the Book of Mormon is false because they didn't test out right for being of the tribe of JUDAH is utterly ridiculous when the book clearly states that they were from the tribe of JOSEPH. It's almost like comparing apples to oranges.

Now Nephi also stated that since his father, Lehi, was the father of sons, he realised he needed them to have wives, so he says that he convinced Ishmael to bring his sons, who were married and had families, and his daughters, who were not married, Lehi's sons (including Nephi) and the servant, Zoram, could marry the daughters of Ishmael. ( [link to www.lds.org] and [link to www.lds.org] )

It is not mentioned what tribe Ishmael or his wife came from, or any of his son's wives, or for that matter, Zoram. It could be assumed that they are all of the tribe of Joseph, since the tribes, ummm, were tribes, and they kept together as such. Nevertheless, even if they were of other tribes, since the DNA "evidence" did not test out to be of the tribe of Judah, then we can equally assume that they were not from the tribe of Judah, especially since there was no mention of it in the Book of Mormon.
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