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One of a non-Jewish nation; one neither a jew nor a Christian; a worshiper of false gods; a heathen.

The Hebrews included in the term goyim, or nations, all the tribes of men who had not received the true faith, and were not circumcised. The Christians translated goyim by the L. Gentes, and imitated the jews in giving the name gentiles to all nations who were neither jews nor Christians. In civil affairs, the denomination was given to all nations who were not romans.

Synonym: Pagan, heathen. See Pagan.

Origin: L. Gentilis belonging to the same clan, stock, race, people, or nation; in opposition to roman, a foreigner; in opposition to jew or Christian, a heathen: cf. F. Gentil. See gentle.

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Reconciling Faith with Evolution

... He was the doer of incredible things, and the teacher of such as gladly received the truth. He thus attracted to Himself many Jews and many of the Gentiles. He was the Christ. On the accusation of the leading men of our people, Pilate condemned Him to death upon the cross; nevertheless those who ...

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... to have orginated. Genesis 10 involves a genealogy with details regarding certain offspring. Within the genealogy, the fact in question - the Gentiles being divided according to their language - occurred AFTER Babel. Just because Gen 10 comes before Gen 11, the account of Babel, doesnt mean ...

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