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Bible Q

Were Lydia and the Philippian gaoler already “God-fearers” worshipping Yahweh before Paul arrived in Philippi?

Who were these God-fearers? God-fearers were a large group of sympathizers among Gentiles with one-God worship of the God of Israel. Their existence is documented in numerous Jewish texts of the period, using a multitude of Greek terms (theosebeis,¬†sebomenoi,¬†phoboumenoi,¬†metuentes). The most famous example of all is obviously Cornelius, an Italian soldier who had started to […]