Antisemitism (Jew-hatred and -contempt) is a complex historic phenomenon that has been defined as "the longest and deepest hatred of human history ( "hatred or contempt and a stereotyping of the Jewish people as such." E. Flannery, 1985, pp. 284, 4 ). It comprises non-Christian as well as Christian Antisemitism (inherited from the Early Church Fathers). It covers a period at least from the Exodus Israel's from Egypt to the death of the Jewish Jesus/Yeshua the Messiah (see VI.B.2.e.), continued from the Early Church Fathers and their rejection of the Hebraic origins of Christianity (see XII) till the Holocaust/Shoah, continues to the attempt to wipe Israel from the maps of a Palestinian State under Islamic extremism and will continue under neo-Nazi and other right extremisim until the return of the same Jewish Messiah at the end of world history. Such is the magnitude of satanic hatred, but see VI.B.2.h and VI.B.2.i.. Jewish identity and Israel's national preservation, calling and inheritance in the Land originate in God alone. This is the deepest root of Antisemitism.
Although anti-Judaism appears to be the more correct term since Jews are not the only Semites among the nations, it is at times used as distinct from antisemitism (for instance in case of NT statements against legalistic Pharisees that opposed Jesus, often misunderstood as a proof of antisemitism in the Bible itself despite of Rom 11:28-29.) For the purpose of a prophetic perspective of this socio-religious, cultural and ethnic hatred and contempt, the focus is on Antisemitism in its strict sense.
Not all attempts to explain the origin of this phenomenon can be biblically supported. Some do not go deep enough in their analysis and some are even contrary to biblical teaching. They are nevertheless mentioned in principle for the sake of fuller representation of the complexity of this topic.
See the full Bibliography on Antisemitism.