There are several defensible answers to this question, one of which is this: the impulse among certain Jewish disciples of Jesus to include Gentiles
in covenantal communities under the God of Israel.
Only after the majority of the chosen people refused his invitation did the risen Jesus extend it to Gentiles
The book might have been better titled Righteous Gentiles
in Jewish Tradition.
When they rejected this offer, Paul and the "Jerusalem Apostles", being open and progressive, allowed gentiles
in without the same strict rules that the Jews had.
There was an article in the April 22nd edition of the Toronto Star dealing with "Righteous Gentiles
Does he continue leading the Jewish Christians outside of Israel or begin a Gentile
mission parallel to Paul's?
She locates the gentile
woman, Lena Fischer (Doris Schade), who sheltered little Ruth from 1943 until she could be sent to relatives in the United States.
The hypothesis Wan offers is that Paul does this for two reasons: to preserve the Jewish context of Christian identity and also to block any expect ation by Gentiles
that their generosity will somehow entitle them to dominance within the patronage hierarchies so prevalent in the Roman world.
But the cultural differences between Mormons and Gentiles
Angels announced the good news to Mary and to the shepherds, but the Zodiac was the messenger to the Gentiles
He finds significant examples of individual friendships between Jews and Gentiles
(among the freethinking and religiously observant), numerous instances in which Jews participated in Gentile
associational life, a growing incidence of intermarriages, and the willingness of Gentiles
to choose Jews as mayors and chiefs of police.
The third section assesses some of the contacts between Jews and Gentiles