- 1 (Gentile) Not Jewish: Christianity spread from Jewish into Gentile culturesMore example sentences
- Why was there controversy about observing the Jewish Sabbath among Jewish and Gentile Christians in the church at Colossae?
- Of course in early Christianity one of the great struggles between Jewish Christians and Gentile Christians involved the food laws in Judaism.
- Mark expected Jewish and Gentile Christians to use however much time remained for the evangelization of the nations.
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- A person who is not Jewish.More example sentences
- Again we must say that this was strictly a Jewish affair, no Gentiles being involved; no, not even the Roman guard.
- Also the congregations in these synagogues were Jews, Gentiles sat outside the main room on one side and the women and children on the other side.
- I think that this information would be of interest to Gentiles as well as Jews.
late Middle English: from Latin gentilis 'of a family or nation, of the same clan' (used in the Vulgate to refer to non-Jews), from gens, gent- 'family, race', from the root of gignere 'beget'.
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