What is a Semite?
A Semite is any descendent of Shem.
Shem was a son of Noah and great-great grandfather of Abraham, who was a great grandfather of Jacob/Israel.
Shem has very many offspring including the Arabs, Babylonians, Carthaginians, Ethiopians, Phoenicians, Hebrews, and Israelites. All are called "Shemites" or Semites.
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