The DNA profile of the evangelist Luke
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DNA test confirms Lukas' Syrian ancestry
The physician Luke, better known as the biblical author of the Gospel of Luke, was born in Antioch, in the Roman province of Syria. Historical tradition records his death in Thebes around 150 AD. His body was first buried in Constantinople. Later it was brought to Padua in Italy. Here his remains were compared with the DNA of Syrian and Greek individuals, confirming his Syrian ancestry.
The evangelist Luke belonged to haplogroup H in the maternal line.
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