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The meaning of Alien in the Bible
(From Easton's Bible Dictionary)

a foreigner, or person born in another country, and therefore not entitled to the rights and privileges of the country where he resides. Among the Hebrews there were two classes of aliens.

  • Those who were strangers generally, and who owned no landed property.

  • Strangers dwelling in another country without being naturalized (Leviticus 22:10; Psalms 39:12).

    Both of these classes were to enjoy, under certain conditions, the same rights as other citizens (Leviticus 19:33,34; Deuteronomy 10:19). They might be naturalized and permitted to enter into the congregation of the Lord by submitting to circumcision and abandoning idolatry (Deuteronomy 23:3-8).

    This term is used (Ephesians 2:12) to denote persons who have no interest in Christ.


    See more on the meaning of Alien in the Bible:
    Alien {International Standard Bible Encyclopedia}

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