Alice C. Linsley
It is exciting when the truth of Scripture is confirmed by genetics and linguistics, as has happened with reference to the first people called the Ainu.
|Luigi Cavalli-Sforza's Genetic Distance Chart|
What do the following words have in common?
Kena, Canaan, Qatna, Kano, khinna/henna, Karnak (Egypt), Karnataka (India), Katakana, and Kana
They all share the KN root.
Kena and Canaan are related to the word Kain.
Qatna (Arabic قطنا, modern Tell el-Mishrife) is an archaeological site in the Wadi il-Aswad, a tributary of the Orontes, 18 km northeast of Homs, Syria.
Kano is a city in Northern Nigeria named after Kain. It is north of Nok, which name appears as Hanock in the Bible.
Kinna and henna speak of the color red.
Karnak was the site of Ainu devotion to Horus, the "son of God." The Ainu had a red skin tone. Abraham's father was Terah the Ainu. The Ainu originated in the Nile Valley.
In Japan, Katakana is used to write Ainu.
Kana are the syllabic Japanese scripts.
The Ainu are at the center of Cavalli-Sforza's genetic distance chart. This supports the biblical assertion that they are "First People."
Related reading: The Nile-Japan Ainu Connection; A Kindling of Ancient Memory, Syllabary Writing Systems; Abraham's Ainu Ancestors; Does Genesis 10 Describe the Ainu Dispersion?