browse words by letter
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
gentiles

more about gentiles

gentiles


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Gentiles 
  (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  in  Acts  16:1,  3;  18:17;  Rom.  1:14), 
  generally  denotes  any  non-Jewish  nation. 
 




more about gentiles