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When Scotland Was Jewish


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Preface 1

1. The Origins of Scotland 3
2. DNA and Population Studies: “But Why Do You Think They Were Jewish?” 24
3. Genealogies of the First Wave of Jewish Families, 1100–1350 C.E. 44
4. Genealogies of the Second Wave of Jewish Families, 1350–1700 C.E. 71
5. The Early Jews of France, 700–1200 C.E. 79
6. When Did Jews Arrive in Scotland? 88
7. To Scotland’s Stirling, Ayr, and Glasgow 97
8. The Knights Templar, Freemasons and Cabala in Scotland 131
9. The Judaic Colony at Aberdeen 152
10. The Religions of Scotland: Did Presbyterianism Have Crypto-Jewish Origins? 192
11. Jews in the National Consciousness of Scotland: Scott’s Ivanhoe 205

Appendix A: Raw Scores for Participants in Melungeon DNA Surname Project 215
Appendix B: Naming and Jewish Priest-Kings 218
Appendix C: Early Jewish Names in France and England 220
Appendix D: Davidic Jewish Genealogies 229
Appendix E: Border Reiver DNA 232

Chapter Notes 233 Bibliography 247
Index 253

About the Author

Elizabeth Caldwell Hirschman is a professor of marketing at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA and a professor at the University of Virginia-Wise, USA. She has written widely on genealogy and ethnic identity.

Donald N. Yates is an American genealogist, cultural historian and DNA investigator. He lives in Phoenix.


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