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Bible Dictionaries

Easton's Bible Dictionary

Foreigner

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

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These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.

Bibliography Information
Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Foreigner'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ebd/f/foreigner.html. 1897.

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