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  • Henrique Ordine on Deuteronomy 24 - 3 years ago
    What do they mean by stranger here? On verse 20 and 21 and 23.
  • Chris - In Reply on Deuteronomy 24 - 3 years ago
    In the context of that chapter in Deuteronomy, "stranger" would apply to someone not in the farmer's family & specifically to any passer-by or one who might be hungry & has no store of food. The Israelite farmer is instructed to not pick the olive or grapes till all the edibles are removed from the tree/vine, but to leave some behind for the passer-by, the widow & the orphan who may not be able to buy food. This was a small & subtle way of sharing something of what we possess to help others.

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