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Semites, in the Old Testament, the “sons of Shem” (who was the son of Noah). The term now generally applies to speakers of Semitic languages, including ancient Akkadians, Babylonians, Assyrians, and Phoenicians and modern Arabs and Israelis.

See also: Old Testament.

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