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Holman Bible Dictionary

Commonwealth

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A group of people united by common interests. Before the coming of Christ the Gentiles were separated from the commonwealth of Israel (Ephesians 2:12 ). Paul reminded the Philippians that more important than their citizenship in a Roman colony was their citizenship in heaven (Philippians 3:20 ). See Citizen, Citizenship .


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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Commonwealth'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/hbd/c/commonwealth.html. 1991.

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Saturday, September 21st, 2019
the Week of Proper 19 / Ordinary 24
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