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  Semitic - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Semitic is an adjective referring to the peoples who have traditionally spoken Semitic languages or to things pertaining to them.
The Proto-Semitic peoples, ancestors of the Semites in the Middle East, are thought to have been originally from the Arabian Peninsula.
The concept of a "Semitic" people is derived from Biblical accounts of the origins of the cultures known to the ancient Hebrews.
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 Semitic - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The word "Semitic" is an adjective derived from the Greek Σημ (Sēm), of Shem, one of the three sons of Noah in the Bible (Genesis 5.32, 6.10, 10.21); the noun form referring to a person is Semite.
The concept of a "Semitic" peoples is derived from Biblical accounts of the origins of the cultures known to the ancient Hebrews.
Semitic languages today are also spoken in Malta (where an Italian-influenced dialect of North African Arabic is spoken) and on the island of Socotra in the Indian Ocean between Yemen and Somalia, where a dying vestige of South Arabian is spoken in the form of Soqotri.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Semitic   (1115 words)

 IM NIN'ALU's Page - HISTORY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Semitic peoples referred to Egypt as "Mitzrayim", after Kham's son, that is identified with the first Pharaoh, Menesh, "the Embanker of the Sea (the Nile)", that is another meaning of Mitzrayim.
Semites followed a policy of assimilation, and they mixed with the subdued peoples instead of keeping separate (even in the case of Avrahamites, who were commanded to not intermarry).
While peoples were surrendered as vassals, they were over-taxed by their own kings, that had to pay tribute to the king of Assyria, while once they were part of the Assyrian nation they had the possibility of improving their own social, cultural, political and economic situation.
www.imninalu.net /2history.htm   (3044 words)

 Semitic - Open Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Semitic is a controversial adjective which in common parlance refers either to specifically Jewish things or to things originating among speakers of Semitic languages or people descended from them, and in a linguistic context to the northeastern subfamily of Afro-Asiatic.
The Canaanites and Amorites spoke a language belonging to this family, and are therefore also termed Semitic in linguistics despite being described in Genesis as sons of Ham.
Semitic languages are also spoken in European Malta and on Socotra in the Indian Ocean.
open-encyclopedia.com /Semitic   (504 words)

 Anti-Semitism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Modern European anti-Semitism has its origin in 19th century pseudo-scientific theories that the Jewish people are a sub-group of Semitic peoples; Semitic people were thought by many Europeans to be entirely different from the Aryan, or Indo-European, populations, and that they can never be amalgamated with them.
In this view, Jews are not opposed on account of their religion, but on account of their supposed hereditary or genetic racial characteristics: greed, a special aptitude for money-making, aversion to hard work, clannishness and obtrusiveness, lack of social tact, low cunning, and especially lack of patriotism.
While enlightened European intellectual society of that period viewed prejudice against people on account of their religion to be declassé and a sign of ignorance, because of this supposed 'scientific' connection to genetics they felt fully justified in prejudice based on nationality or 'race'.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Anti-Semitism   (9926 words)

 B&H/C18 - Mammon versus God - Chapter 1
PEOPLE are increasingly aware that there is a great deal wrong with the world, and that every aspect of life seems to have deteriorated since World War II.
As might be expected, the Arab races descended from Ishmael, the son of Abraham and Agar, are Semitic.
The Hebrew people, the descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, were know as "The Chosen Race55, because the promised Messiah was to be born into that race.
www.skrewdriver.net /mammon1.html   (1225 words)

 Amhara People Profile
The two peoples were united over the centuries in the Amhara-Tigray empire, called Abyssinia, from the name for a group of the Tigray people at that time, the Habash.
The Amhara were responsible for slowing and holding the expanding Muslims as Arab pressures and influences spread Islam to Cushite and Semitic people in the Horn of Africa.
For the Amhara people, the average life expectancy is around 46, compared to 75 years in the U.S.A. For the Amhara people, there is one doctor per 28,000 patients and one nurse per 8,393 patients.
endor.hsutx.edu /~obiwan/profiles/amhara.html   (2016 words)

 Semitic -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Semitic is an adjective referring to the peoples who have traditionally spoken (Click link for more info and facts about Semitic languages) Semitic languages or to things pertaining to them.
The (Click link for more info and facts about Proto-Semitic) Proto-Semitic peoples, ancestors of the Semites in the Middle East, are thought to have been originally from the (A peninsula between the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf; strategically important for its oil resources) Arabian Peninsula.
Some of the peoples who spoke these languages were descendants of the (The extinct language of an ancient Semitic people who dominated trade in the ancient world) Phoenicians, which was the Greek name for the Canaanites.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/s/se/semitic.htm   (438 words)

 Pre-Islamic Arabic Culture
Originating from the Arabian peninsula, the Semitic people are responsible for teh first civilizations, three major world relgions, and a set of cultural practices that have been more globalized or universalized than any other peoples, including the Chinese and Europeans.
It is a great irony of history, then, that the most influential of Semitic cultures would not come from an emigrant people, but from Semites living in the very heart of their origin place.
While the people in the south have historically lived close together and in constant contact, the people in the north live far apart and in relative isolation.
www.wsu.edu /~dee/ISLAM/PRE.HTM   (1709 words)

 Civilizations in Africa: Axum
   The Aksumites were a people formed from the mix of Kushitic speaking people in Ethiopia and Semitic speaking people in southern Arabia who settled the territory across the Red Sea around 500 BC.
Finally, because of their Semitic origins, the Ethiopians believed that they were descendants of the Hebrews, who were also Semitic.
So the Ethiopians, unlike other Christians, really saw themselves as inheriting the covenants that Yahweh entered into with his chosen people (as a side note, the Ethiopic Church claims to have the Ark of the Covenant which is the chest in which the Decalogue was kept by the Hebrews).
www.wsu.edu /~dee/CIVAFRCA/AXUM.HTM   (668 words)

For the next 500 years, while the Semitic people fought against themselves, a revived Egypt, raiders from the north, and Aryans from today's Iran, Europe for the most part was still considered nothing but a land of primitives and little attention was paid to it.
As long as people paid their taxes and were not seen as a threat to the Empire, they, for the most part, were fairly free to do as they pleased.
Most of these Semitic people were normally left in their positions since the conquerors had no idea how to run the country.
smoter.com /semites.htm   (4049 words)

 Online edition of Daily News - Features   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Sinhala people whose language is akin to the Aryan languages of North India, migrated to this Island from a region in North India.
The Arabs are members of Semitic people originally inhabiting Arabia speaking the Semitic language of the Arabs spoken in Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia etc. The Hebrews or the Jews who are a Semitic people have revived the ancient language of the Hebrews as the official language of modern Israel.
The Negroid people are those denoting, relating to or belonging to one of the other major racial groups of mankind characterized by brown-fl skin, tightly curled hair, a short nose and full lips.
www.dailynews.lk /2004/02/24/fea06.html   (583 words)

 History of THE JEWS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Probably originating in southern Arabia, Semitic people have spread by 3000 BC along the desert caravan routes, up through Sinai and into Syria.
The Semitic influence in the Middle East will be profound, from Babylonians, Assyrians and Phoenicians through to the Arabs.
The most famous of these heroes is Samson, a great slayer of the people who are the Hebrews' main rivals for this land of milk and honey.
www.historyworld.net /wrldhis/PlainTextHistories.asp?historyid=aa42   (729 words)

 Anti-Semitism and Prejudice in America: How Prevalent is Anti-Semitism in America?
Not Anti-Semitic: People who answer none or one of the questions with a critical response are considered essentially free of prejudicial attitudes toward the Jewish community.
Middle: People who answer between two and five questions critically are considered to be neither prejudiced nor unprejudiced -- that is, not completely prejudice-free in their attitudes toward Jews, but not an audience to be deeply worried about.
While at least one or two of the 11 questions that comprise the index arguably are ambiguous in their nature, they have been included in the current study for purposes of comparison with past research.
www.adl.org /antisemitism_survey/survey_i.asp   (528 words)

 'Anti-Semitic' Labels Used As Political Tools
If the truth be told, the Semitic recipients of racism in today's world are not the Jews but the Arabs who in the U.S., and to a lesser extent in Europe, are having to unfairly defend themselves from slurs of religious extremism or even links to terrorism.
The Arabs are the ones who are today suffering from negative stereotyping as well as having to respond to insults piled on to their culture and religion.
People who hate Jews simply because they are Jews are either religious bigots or racists no different from those who hate Muslims, Arabs or any other religious group or ethnicity.
www.rense.com /general40/anai.htm   (888 words)

 Discussions - Benjamin Franklin and anti-semitism (due Tuesday, November 23)
It's scary that people who hate irrationally try to paint over their hate and say that Jews deserve to be hated by everyone for logical reasons.
People these days are too uptight when it comes to just about everything, who cares what these people think as long as they dont get violent, and if they do then thats what prison is for.
I'm not saying I have a problem with people expressing their opinions, but when it gets to the point that these opinions are so offensive to people who don't deserve it, that's where they've crossed the line.
www.learntoquestion.com /class/discussion/printthread.php?t=1385   (7170 words)

 Anti-Semitic crimes spike across Houston area - Stormfront White Nationalist Community   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The know people are starting to see whats really going on and the need something like this to start screaming racism as loud as they can to erase reality.
Once people are aware, they'll see that Israel is nothing more than a terror state that has been allowed to commit terrorist acts against the Palestinians and other people of the arab world.
I would like to add to what phillybootboy said by reminding everyone that the term anti-semitic shouldn't be used mainly because the real semitic people are palestinian and most jews were not born in that area.
www.stormfront.org /forum/showthread.php?t=187476   (827 words)

 The Canaan Holocaust: Semitic Anti-Semitic Intolerance and Hatred
I also do further exhort you, to overthrow their altars, and their groves, and whatsoever temples they have among them, and to burn all such, their nation, and their very memory with fire; for by this means alone the safety of your own happy constitution can be firmly secured to you.
This genocidal oppression is increased with Affimative Action lawlessnesses that grant the stranger or immigrant superior advantages for opportunity and deprive the indigenous descendant of the founder as a second class citizen, leaving the women and children to be lusted and ravaged upon.
The simple nature of this destruction is that a demographic people must have a land to live in and a constitution that enforces the segregation of the land (see the top of the page).
www.clrc.net /semitic.html   (935 words)

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No Jewish people are refused an apartment room for rent because of their race or religion (some Japanese are anti-Chinese, or anti-Korean, and they *do* refuse Chinese and Korean scholarship students).
Educated people think highly of democratic attitudes, and democratic attitudes are ones which are not intolerant to the opinions of minority unless they are too flippantly anti-democratic.
Ordinary people hold abhorrence in them, but at the same time they are curious about the men of the seamy side of the world.
instruct1.cit.cornell.edu /courses/hist100.81/japan.html   (2173 words)

Semitic languages, in contrast, appear to have derived from people who knew a nomadic way of life, and tropical climes.
Perhaps the Semites were more directly descended from Adam and would tend to not ascribe godlike qualities to their ancestors, while the Indo-Europeans may have had more "pagan" blood and tended to ascribe greater glory to their ancestor.
However, the Hebrew Semites were mostly alone; their immediate neighbors, the Babylonians and Phoenicians, closely related in blood and language, thought of their ancestors as gods.
www.world-destiny.org /a12thes.htm   (3077 words)

 The Assyrians
The Assyrians were Semitic people living in the northern reaches of Mesopotamia; they have a long history in the area, but for most of that history they are subjugated to the more powerful kingdoms and peoples to the south.
Eventually the Semitic peoples living in northern Mesopotamia were invaded by another Asiatic people, the Hurrians, who migrated into the area and began to build an empire of their own.
Aided by another Semitic people, the Medes, the Babylonians led by Nabopolassar eventually conquered the Assyrian capital of Nineveh and burned it to the ground, ending forever Assyrian dominance in the region.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/History/Assyrians.html   (738 words)

 ipedia.com: Semitic Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Semitic is a controversial adjective which in common parlance refers either to specifically Jewish things or to things originating among speakers of Semitic languages or people descended from them, an...
The indication is that these peoples do descend from a common Near-Eastern population to which (despite the differences with the Biblical genealogy) the term Semitic has been applied.
However, it is increasingly used by people who apply the word in reference to Semitic people also in the linguistic and genetic senses, thus including anti-Arabism or even anti-Aramaeanism, for instance.
www.ipedia.com /semitic.html   (638 words)

 What IS Anti-Semitism?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Arabs are also a Semitic people because they came from Shem, the son of Noah.
These "Jews" who came back from Babylon had not only married the "people of the land," but also brought back with them from Babylon, the religion of Babylon, which is contained in the "Babylonian Talmud." These were called the "traditions" and were the accumulated writings of the rabbis and other Jewish leaders.
As the Anglo-Saxon-Scandinavian and kindred people are the descendants of the lost Tribes of Israel, they could not be called "Anti-Semitic," because they (or we) are Semites, through Abraham, Isaac, Jacob-Israel and their descendants.
amprom.org /documents_pages/antisemitism.html   (1185 words)

 Semite on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
These peoples are grouped under the term Semite, chiefly because their languages were found to be related, deriving presumably from a common tongue, Semitic.
In Mesopotamia, Semitic people from the earliest times were in contact with Sumerian civilization and with the rise of Sargon of Agade (Akkad) and Hammurabi of Babylon were able to dominate it completely (see Sumer).
In Phoenicia the Semitic population developed a widespread maritime trade and became the first great seafaring people.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/S/Semite.asp   (475 words)

 New University Paper   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Jewish people are but one of many of the Semitic peoples, including the Arabs, Arameans (lingual ancestors of Arabs and Armenian), Babylonians, Carthaginians (biological ancestors of present-day Moroccans and Algerians), Ethiopians, Hebrews and Phoenicians (present-day Lebanese).
In terms of ethno-racial labeling, a Semite would be defined by a person’s geo-biological heritage—they must be able to trace their lineage to the Middle East.
For too long have the other Semitic peoples sat idly while they were slowly being excluded from their ethno-lingual heritage.
horus.vcsa.uci.edu /article.php?id=2278   (720 words)

 Charges of Anti-Semitism - Are they True?
The ancient Semitic populations were pastoral Nomads who several centuries before the Christian Era were migrating in large numbers from Arabia to Mesopotamia, the coasts of the Mediterranean Sea, and the Nile River delta.
According to these credible reference sources, Semites are peoples who speak Semitic languages; the group includes Arabs, Aramaeans, Jews, and many Ethiopians who may be of any religion they choose, they don't have to be of the Jewish faith.
People from all religions ought to give Gibson the benefit of the doubt instead of buying into the cheap and tawdry fund raising tactics of Abe Foxman.
www.devvy.com /200404141928.html   (1905 words)

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