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Holman Bible Dictionary

Pagans

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Those who worship a god or gods other than the living God to whom the Bible witnesses. NIV, REB, and RSV sometimes use pagans as the translation of the Greek ethnoi ( 1 Corinthians 5:1 ; 1 Corinthians 10:20 ), which is generally translated Gentiles (so KJV, NAS). In English, Gentile relates to ethnic background while pagan refers to religious affiliation. See Gentiles ; Gods, Pagan .


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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Pagans'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/hbd/p/pagans.html. 1991.

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Thursday, October 17th, 2019
the Week of Proper 23 / Ordinary 28
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