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- n. Plural form of seminomad.
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The biblical tradition traces the tribes of Israel back to the time of the patriarchs (Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob), who came from Mesopotamia to Canaan, living there as seminomads.
Immediately above the destruction layers at the various Late Bronze Age Canaanite cities, archaeologists regularly found a scatter of haphazardly dug pits and coarse pottery—the apparent remains of what they interpreted as the temporary tent encampments of “seminomads.”
While Mendenhall had merely dismissed all the talk of the settlement of seminomads in the hill country and on the fringes of thedesert, Gottwald believed that those sites were, in fact, Israelite.
Both Yadin and Aharoni characterized these early Israelites as seminomads and both believed that the conquest of Canaan, whether by invasion or by infiltration, was a chapter in the timeless conflict between Middle Eastern farmers and nomads—between the desert and the sown.
Nomads and seminomads who are dependent upon livestock for their livelihoods make up more than half of the population.
Nomads and seminomads, who are dependent upon livestock for their livelihood, make up a large portion of the population.
Nomads and seminomads who are dependent upon livestock for their livelihood make up about 70\% of the population.