It is not easy to specify where the V13 branches originate. They have no strong presence in a small area of the countries the Jews lived for a long period. The center area is in Greece and the Balkans, but they are also present in the other countries around the Mediterranean. A speculation might be that most of them became Jewish in the period that Jews and Christians were the new religions in the Roman Empire. It is unlikely that many branches originate in the Middle East, since hardly any E1b-V13 are found in Mesopotamia of Arabia.
One speculation could be that they descend from Philistines. It is thought that the language of the Philistines is the only non-semitic language in the period that they were present in the Levant. It could be that they came from the area of Greece, and brought V13 to this region.
|Branch #||Y-DNA SNP||# of |
|CE of ancestor||most likely|