(nations). All the people who were not Jews were so called by them, being aliens from the worship, rites and privileges of Israel. The word was used contemptuously by them. In the New Testament it is used as equivalent to Greek. This use of the word seems to have arisen from the almost universal adaption […]

-UNCLASSIFIED SCIPTURES RELATING TO Jer 10:2,3; Mt 6:7,8,31,32; Ac 14:16; 17:4,16,17,22-27; Ro 1:18-32; 2:1-15; 1Co 10:20; 12:2; Ga 2:15; Eph 2:12; 4:17-19; 5:12; 1Th 4:4; 1Pe 4:3,4 .See [1784]IDOLATRY .See [1785]MISSIONS -PROPHECIES OF THE CONVERSION OF Ge 12:3,5; 22:18; 49:10; De 32:21; Ps 2:8; 22:27-31; 46:4,10; 65:2,5; 66:4; 68:31,32; 72:1-20; 86:9; 102:15,18-22; 145:10,11; Isa 2:2-5; […]

(Heb., usually in plural, goyim), meaning in general all nations except the Jews. In course of time, as the Jews began more and more to pride themselves on their peculiar privileges, it acquired unpleasant associations, and was used as a term of contempt. In the New Testament the Greek word Hellenes, meaning literally Greek (as […]