Date: Mon, 4 Mar 1996 14:42:50 -0600 From: Rick Arons Subject: Semitic languages and peoples; Anti-Semites Does anyone have any information on the origin and development of the term "anti-Semite" to refer only to someone who has an irrational fear or hatred of Jews, and not of Arabic-speaking people, for example? Many thanks. Rick Arons Modern and Classical Languages St. John's University Collegeville, MN 56321