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Strangers In Israel


1. All foreigners sojourning in Israel were counted as. Ex 12:49.

2. Under the care and protection of God. De 10:18; Ps 146:9.

3. Very numerous in Solomon’s reign. 2Ch 2:17.

4. Chiefly consisted of

a. The remnant of the mixed multitude who came out of Egypt. Ex 12:38.

b. The remnant of the nations of the land. 1Ki 9:20; 2Ch 8:7.

c. Captives taken in war. De 21:10.

d. Foreign servants. Le 25:44,45.

e. Persons who sought employment among the Jews. 1Ki 7:13; 9:27.

f. Persons who came into Israel for the sake of religious privileges. 1Ki 8:41.

5. Laws respecting

a. Not to practise idolatrous rites. Le 20:2.

b. Not to blaspheme God. Le 24:16.

c. Not to eat blood. Le 17:10-12.

d. Not to eat the passover while uncircumcised. Ex 12:43,44.

e. Not to work on the Sabbath. Ex 20:10; 23:12; De 5:14.

f. Not to be vexed or oppressed. Ex 22:21; 23:9; Le 19:33.

g. Not to be chosen as kings in Israel. De 17:15.

h. To be loved. Le 19:34; De 10:19.

i. To be relieved in distress. Le 25:35.

j. Subject to the civil law. Le 24:22.

k. To have justice done to them in all disputes. De 1:16; 24:17.

l. To enjoy the benefit of the cities of refuge. Nu 35:15.

m. To have the gleaning of the harvest. Le 19:10; 23:22; De 24:19-22.

n. To participate in the rejoicings of the people. De 14:29; 16:11,14; 26:11.

o. To have the law read to them. De 31:12; Jos 8:32-35.

p. The Jews might purchase and have them as slaves. Le 25:44,45.

q. The Jews might take usury from. De 23:20.

r. Might purchase Hebrew servants subject to release. Le 25:47,48.

s. Might offer their burnt-offerings on the altar of God. Le 17:8; 22:18; Nu 15:14.

t. Allowed to eat what died of itself. De 14:21.

6. Motives urged on the Jews for being kind to. Ex 22:21; 23:9.

7. Admitted to worship in the outer court of the temple. 1Ki 8:41-43; Re 11:2; Eph 2:14.

8. Were frequently employed in public works. 1Ch 22:2; 2Ch 2:18.

9. The Jews condemned for oppressing. Ps 94:6; Eze 22:7,29.