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The DNA profile of the evangelist Luke

Are you related to the author of the Gospel of Luke?

Find out with a DNA origin analysis from iGENEA and also compare yourself with many other famous people!

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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Discovering Ancestor Ties to Saint Luke: My Experience with iGENEA DNA Testing

A look into my experience with iGENEA's DNA testing service, uncovering my surprising lineage with the historical figure, Der Evangelist Lukas. Discover how the process unfolded, from test taking to comprehending the results. (Y. Gelette)

Exploring my ancestry has been an exciting journey with iGENEA DNA test. I've always been curious regarding my family lineage, so when I finally decided to take the DNA test, I didn't know what fascinating insight lay ahead waiting for me.

The processing phase was a breeze with iGENEA, whose meticulous and professional approach put me at ease right from the beginning. I sent my DNA sample in the kit they provided, which itself was a swift and straightforward process. The detailed instructions given were easy to follow, with a clear explanation of what to expect from the test.

While waiting for the results, I grew anxious. But iGENEA's regular updates about the processing stage of my DNA sample kept me informed and comfortable, reassuring me every step of the way, which I appreciated. Their professional communication made the waiting time bearable, and it surprised me when, after a few weeks, I received my results.

To my astonishment, the DNA test results traced my lineage back to 'Der Evangelist Lukas', the famed Saint Luke. It was a revelation, connecting me to a figure of such historical significance and religious interest. Sharing a common ancestor with him felt like stepping into the pages of history itself, making the concept of ancestry even more mindset-shuffling than I had previously experienced.

Through the comprehensive report provided, I was able to untangle and understand my complex genetic tapestry. The visualization tools and infographics used by iGENEA made it easier for me to comprehend the links and connections in my family tree, tracing my DNA back through generations.

Moreover, the follow-up support from iGENEA's team helped answer the barrage of questions that came up. In my case, the discovery was exhilarating, educational, and humbling.

Overall, embarking on this DNA testing journey was more than satisfying with iGENEA's outstanding services. The process was straightforward, and the revelations were remarkable, connecting me to a biblical figure!


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Questions and answers about the DNA test

How long does a DNA origin analysis take?

After we have received the samples it normally takes 6 weeks for the fist results. Depending on the chosen test the result is thus already fully ready or further analysis are done.

How can I order a DNA origin analysis for someone else?

If you order and pay for a test set for somebody else online, the address of the other person under “Comments”. We will then send the collection kit to the address of this person. You can also place your order by phone or e-mail.

This is how the DNA origin analysis works

A Mucus Sample suffices to get a sample of your DNA. Taking the sample is simple and painless and can be done at home. Send the samples with the envelop included in the sampling kit.

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