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The Children of Shem

21 And unto Shem, the father of all the children of Eber, the elder brother of Japheth, to him also were children born.” Genesis 10:21



1.relating to or denoting a family of languages that includes Hebrew, Arabic, and Aramaic and certain ancient languages such as Phoenician and Akkadian, constituting the main subgroup of the Afro-Asiatic family.

2. relating to the peoples who speak Semitic languages, especially Hebrew and Arabic. Google Dictionary

“The name Semite comes from Shem, the eldest of the three sons of Noah. In the Greek and Latin versions of the Bible, Shem becomes Sem, since neither Greek nor Latin has any way of representing the initial sound of the Hebrew name.”

an·ti-Sem·i·tism noun hostility to or prejudice against Jews.

Google Dictionary

"Cannon claimed that when people understand who the real Jewish people are, 'it’s never hate speech, you can’t be antisemitic when we are the semitic people... That’s our birthright.' He later added that 'we are the true Hebrews.'"

The term anti-Semitic is used in the press today according to the definition given above from the Google Dictionary, and implies that the term Semite is synonymous with Jewish, which is not true. It is common Jewish knowledge that the term comes from the name Shem, as the quote above states, who had not only his own sons, but is said to be the father of all of his great grandson Eber’s children as well! Eber is the father of the Hebrew people, which means that all of the Hebrews are Semites!

The Jewish people cannot claim to represent all the Hebrew people, therefore, the term anti-Semitic needs to stop being used as it is today and replaced with what is actually being said, i.e. anti-Jewish. This is not Jew bashing, merely setting the record straight. Moslems are as much Semites as Jews are, and Mr. Cannon certainly wasn’t referring to them. Just as even among Jewish archeologists today there is a debate about the existence of David and Solomon, much of what we think we know about the Bible and History is still open to question. We can begin setting some things in order by doing away with the use of the term anti-Semitic.

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