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The modern term "immigrant" does not appear in the original Jewish and Christian scriptures. While concepts of nations, borders, and formal immigration did not develop until long after Biblical times, several Hebrew words existed for foreigners. An analysis of the words gēr, nēkār, rēa, zār, and tôšāb reveals how foreign strangers were regarded by the Jewish people. The established covenant commanded Jewish people to "love your neighbor (rēa) as yourself" (Lev. 19:18). This commandment, locateddoi:10.32473/ufjur.v22i0.121784 fatcat:ymzdtjibojcv3emw5hirhktpka