Gentiles?


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I am not sure if this should be posted in this forum,but here goes.If Abraham is the father of the Jewish people,are all those in the Bible before Abraham considered Gentiles?.For example,Noah?In one of the eucharistic Prayers,there is a section about “our servant Abel,…and the priest Melchisedek.” I had read that Abel and Melchisedek were considered examples of righteous Gentiles.But can someone be called a Gentile(which by definition is a non-Jew) if the Jewish people were not yet established?


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[quote=jfr]]But can someone be called a Gentile(which by definition is a non-Jew) if the Jewish people were not yet established?
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No. The term “Gentile” reflects a particular point of view. Mormons call non-Mormons “gentiles.” So Mormons consider even Jews to be “gentiles,” but do not regard themselves as “gentiles” (even though Jews certinally would)." It depends on your point of view. Since a Jewish point of view did not exist before Abraham, the term could not apply to those who came before.


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