Religion: The Jews of the Andes

The tiny Arauca Indian village of Chimpay perches high and inaccessible in the Patagonian Andes, on the border between Argentina and Chile, and the Seventh-day Adventist missionary who made his way up to it one day in 1935 must have rejoiced to be bringing religion to so remote a cranny of the world. He could only have been amazed at what he found: a community of Indians who had no Bible and could not read it if they had, although they observed the Sabbath and' knew much of Moses' teaching. He settled among them for several months, pieced together the origin...

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