American Tract Society Bible Dictionary
At the time of our Savior, the Pharisees had restrained the meaning of the word "neighbor" to those of their own nation, or to their own friends; holding, that to hate their enemy was not forbidden by the law, Matthew 5:43 . But our Savior informed them that the whole world was neighbors; that they ought not to do to another what they would not have done to themselves; and that this charity extended even to enemies. See the beautiful parable of the Good Samaritan, the real neighbor to the distressed, Luke 10:29 .
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Rand, W. W. Entry for 'Neighbor'. American Tract Society Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ats/n/neighbor.html. 1859.