Alien: A foreigner, or person born in another country, and therefore not
entitled to the rights and privileges of the country where he
resides. Among the Hebrews there were two classes of aliens.
1. Those who were strangers generally, and who owned no landed
2. Strangers dwelling in another country without being naturalized
(Leviticus 22:10; Psalms 39:12) Both of these classes were to enjoy, under
certain conditions, the same rights as other citizens
(Leviticus 19:33,34; Deuteronomy 10:19) They might be naturalized and permitted
to enter into the congregation of the Lord by submitting to
circumcision and abandoning idolatry
3. This term is used
(Ephesians 2:12) to denote persons who have no
interest in Christ.