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Jews and Other Semetic people

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Submitted by Hamad (Jordan), Mar 13, 2012 at 06:24

Jews are only one of many semetic people & tribes that live in the Middle East. The majority of these tribes converted to Islam later, and now identify themselves as Arabs as it is the language they speak, although they are not related to Arabic Tribes in terms of lineage.

When Jesus lived, Hebrew wasn't the dominant language nor culture in the Middle East and Jews were not the majority of the population. Aramaic was the dominant language, and that is the language Jesus spoke. The Jews ruled the holy land for only a small period in the past 4000 years (150-250 years).

Jews are part of the Middle east but not the sole owners. They shared this land with many tribes and races. In the middle east Jews today are like yesterday, a minority.

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