A modern term, used to refer to a hatred of Jews or Arabs. Traces of anti-semitism may be discerned in biblical times.
The development of anti-semitism
Ex 1:8-14 Strictly speaking, this hostility towards the Israelites in Egypt after the death of Joseph was not anti-semitism as this word is now understood. See also Ex 1:15-16,22; Ex 3:9; Ex 5:6-9
Anti-semitism under Persian rule
Est 3:1-14 See also Ezr 4:1-8,24
Anti-semitism under Babylonian rule
Da 3:8-23 See also Da 6:3-14
Anti-semitism under Roman rule
Dictionary of Bible Themes
Scripture index copyright Martin H. Manser, 2009. As Editor, Martin Manser wishes to thank all those who compiled or edited the NIV Thematic Study Bible
, on which this work is based.