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WHAT IS THE LARGEST ANCESTRY IN THE WORLD? HOW FAR CAN WE GO BACK?


WELL, WIKIPEDIA THE ONLINE ENCYCLOPEDIA STATES: THE LONGEST FAMILY TREE IN THE WORLD IS THAT OF THE CHINESE PHILOSOPHER AND EDUCATOR CONFUCIUS (551-479 BC). THE TREE SPANS MORE THAN 80 GENERATIONS, AND INCLUDES MORE THAN 2 MILLION MEMBERS. AN INTERNATIONAL EFFORT INVOLVING MORE THAN 450 BRANCHES AROUND THE WORLD WAS STARTED IN 1998 TO RETRACE AND REVISE THIS FAMILY TREE. THE LATEST FINDINGS WILL BE PUBLISHED NEXT YEAR (2009) BY THE CONFUCIUS GENEALOGY COMPILATION COMMITTEE TO COINCIDE WITH THE 2560TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BIRTH OF THE CHINESE THINKER. THIS LATEST EDITION IS EXPECTED TO INCLUDE SOME 1.3 MILLION LIVING MEMBERS WHO ARE SCATTERED AROUND THE WORLD TODAY.[1]


BUT, THERE IS A LONGER AND OLDER FAMILY TREE THAN CONFUCIUS? IT’S A FAMILY TREE WHICH SPANS EVERY HUMAN GENERATION SINCE THE BEGINNING OF CREATION IT CAN BE TRACED BACK CHRONOLOGICALLY THROUGH THE BIBLE TO AROUND 6,000 YEARS AGO, AND EVERY HUMAN BEING THAT HAS EVER BEEN BORN ON THIS PLANET, INCLUDING YOU AND ME, BELONG TO THIS ANCESTRY. WHO AM I TALKING ABOUT? ADAM, THE FIRST FATHER OF ALL HUMANITY

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