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The two terms have held different meanings at different times, eg. the Israelites were referred to as a 'goy kadosh' (holy nation) in the Bible, but today the term 'goyim' more frequently is used for non Jews. Language changes over time, and this is true within the Tanakh too, as terms' meanings change as a result of the passing of time between the various ...


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Malbim from ספר הכרמל entry for גוי: Goy is a gathering of individual entities, without any higher purpose. It is derived from גוה, a body or unit. It is also used as a reference to a large group, which is what it means when used in reference to the Jewish people. Am is a higher level, which references a unified group with a guided purpose, whether it be ...


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Plan A was that there was not supposed to be a need for a Jewish people at all. Adam was supposed to pass the test of jealousy, lust, and honor and that would have been it. He failed at all three. then humanity as a whole was given three chances to rectify these three. they failed at all three. Plan B, now it's no longer all of humanity that rectifies ...



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