[b-hebrew] Use of Gentile/Heathen People or nation?

sujata shevaroys at yahoo.com
Sat Oct 7 14:03:46 EDT 2006


Karl,
  Wherefrom the word gentile in the English translation? Where and when was it used first?
Thanks,
  Sujata
  
K Randolph <kwrandolph at gmail.com> wrote:
  Seth:

"Heathen" and "Gentile" are terms that I have not found in Tanakh. KL
(MYM means "all peoples" whereas if you want to say "all the Persian
people" it would be KL (M PRS.

I think this answers your question.

Karl W. Randolph.

On 10/6/06, Seth Knorr wrote:
> Karl,
>
> So when you say ethnic groups;
> In the correct context could these refer to for instance:
> ALL Persians, ALL Romans, ALL Heathen, ALL Gentiles, ALL Jews, etc...
>
> Sincerely,
>
> Seth Knorr
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