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for´in -ẽr The translation of נכרי , nokhrı̄ , "unknown," "foreign," frequently rendered "stranger" (Deuteronomy 15:3 ; Obadiah 1:11 ); of תּושב , tōshābh , "a settler," "an alien resident" (Exodus 12:45 ; the Revised Version (British and American) "sojourner"; compare Leviticus 25:47 ; Psalm 39:12 ); of pároikos , "dwelling near," "sojourner" (Ephesians 2:19 , the Revised Version (British and American) sojourners").

Revised Version has "foreigner" for "stranger" (Deuteronomy 17:15 ; Deuteronomy 23:20 ; Deuteronomy 29:22 ; Rth 2:10; 2 Samuel 15:19 ), for "alien" (Deuteronomy 14:21 ); "the hand of a foreigner" for "a stranger's hand" (Leviticus 22:25 ). See ALIEN ; STRANGER AND SOJOURNER .

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Foreigner'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. 1915.

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