Moses was the great Hebrew leader who brought Israel out of Egypt.
His cousin is alive today.
According to a story in the Daily Mail,, David Cameron, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, may be directly descended from Moses.
According to the Article published in the Daily Mail,
As the fifth cousin once removed of the Queen, David Cameron’s family tree was already looking pretty illustrious.
But Jewish scholars now believe that the Tory leader could also be a direct descendant of the biblical Hebrew prophet, Moses.
It was always known that Cameron’s great-great-grandfather was the Jewish banker Emile Levita, who came to Britain as a German immigrant in the 1850s.
And now Dr Yaakov Wise at the University of Manchester has traced Cameron’s ancestry traced right back to a famous Jewish scholar of the 16th century.
Emile Levita was a wealthy banker who became a director of the Chartered Bank of India, Australia and China, which had offices in Threadneedle Street in the City.
Dr Wise has discovered that Emile Levita was himself a descendant of Elijah Levita, who lived from 1469-1549 and who pioneered Hebrew linguistic research during the Tudor period.
Elijah Levita also wrote what is thought to be the first ever Yiddish novel – called the Bove-bukh (The Book of Bove) written in 1507 and printed in 1541.
Levita is the Latin form of the name Levite, a Jew descended from the Tribe of Levi, the son of Jacob and one of the original twelve tribes of Israel.
He said: ‘It is possible that Cameron is a direct descendant of Moses or, at least, a cousin.
Read the story here.
Emeritus Professor of Old Testament
Northern Baptist Seminary
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