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Dictionaries :: Foreigner

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Below are articles from the following 3 dictionaries:
Easton's Bible Dictionary

Foreigner:

a Gentile. Such as resided among the Hebrews were required by the law to be treated with kindness (Exd 22:21; 23:9; Lev 19:33,34; 23:22; Deu 14:28; 16:10,11; 24:19). They enjoyed in many things equal rights with the native-born residents (Exd 12:49; Lev 24:22; Num 15:15; 35:15), but were not allowed to do anything which was an abomination according to the Jewish law (Exd 20:10; Lev 17:15,16; 18:26; 20:2; 24:16, etc.).

International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia

Foreigner:

for'-in-er" The translation of nokhri, "unknown," "foreign," frequently rendered "stranger" (De 15:3; Ob 1:11); of toshabh, "a settler," "an alien resident" (Ex 12:45; the Revised Version (British and American) "sojourner"; compare Le 25:47; Ps 39:12); of paroikos, "dwelling near," "sojourner" (Eph 2:19, the Revised Version (British and American) sojourners").

Revised Version has "foreigner" for "stranger" (De 17:15; 23:20; 29:22; Ru 2:10; 2Sa 15:19), for "alien" (De 14:21); "the hand of a foreigner" for "a stranger's hand" (Le 22:25).

See ALIEN

See STRANGER AND SOJOURNER

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