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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

Stranger

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A — 1: ξένος
(Strong's #3581 — Adjective — xenos — xen'-os )

"strange" (see No. 1 above), denotes "a stranger, foreigner," Matthew 25:35,38,43,44; 27:7; Acts 17:21; Ephesians 2:12,19; Hebrews 11:13; 3 John 1:5 .

A — 2: ἀλλότριος
(Strong's #245 — Adjective — allotrios — al-lot'-ree-os )

"strangers," Matthew 17:25,26; John 10:5 (twice): see No. 2, above.

A — 3: ἀλλογενής
(Strong's #241 — Adjective — allogenes — al-log-en-ace' )

(allos, "another," genos, "a race") occurs in Luke 17:18 , of a Samaritan. Moulton and Milligan illustrate the use of the word by the inscription on the Temple barrier, "let no foreigner enter within the screen and enclosure surrounding the sanctuary;" according to Mommsen this inscription was cut by the Romans: cp. PARTITION.

Notes: (1) For paroikos, in AV, see SOJOURN , B, No. 1. For parepidemos, in AV, see PILGRIM. (2) The pronoun heteros, "other," is translated "strangers" in 1 Corinthians 14:21 (2nd part), RV (AV, "other"); cp. STRANGE, A, Note.

B — 1: ξενοδοχέω
(Strong's #3580 — Verb — xenodocheo — xen-od-okh-eh'-o )

"to receive strangers" (xenos, No. 1, above, and dechomai, "to receive"), occurs in 1 Timothy 5:10 , RV, "(if) she hath used hospitality to strangers," AV, "(if) she have lodged strangers."

Note: For epidemeo, in AV, see SOJOURNER , A, No. 2. For paroikeo, in AV, see SOJOURN , A, No. 1.

C — 1: φιλοξενία
(Strong's #5381 — Noun Feminine — philoxenia — fil-on-ex-ee'-ah )

"love of strangers," occurs in Romans 12:13 , "hospitality," and Hebrews 13:2 , RV, "to show love unto strangers," AV, "to entertain strangers." See ENTERTAIN , Note.

Note: For parokia in Acts 13:17 , see SOJOURN , C.

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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Stranger'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ved/s/stranger.html. 1940.

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