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I need help answering a point about the use of the word "neighbor" in the bible. I seem to recall hearing or reading that when the Character of Jesus said to "love thy neighbor as oneself" that neighbor to him meant member of his tribe. Can anyone give more info about that? thanx,


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Rook or Rich are probally your best bets for an answer like this, you might want to send them a pm about it.

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Greek for G4139

All I know  Greek for G4139πλησίον
Outline of Biblical Usage

1) a neighbour

a) a friend

b) any other person, and where two are concerned, the other (thy fellow man, thy neighbour), according to the Jews, any member of the Hebrew nation and commonwealth

c) according to Christ, any other man irrespective of nation or religion with whom we live or whom we chance to meet

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