Gentiles: (Heb., usually in plural, goyim), meaning in general all nations
except the Jews. In course of time, as the Jews began more and more
to pride themselves on their peculiar privileges, it acquired
unpleasant associations, and was used as a term of contempt. In the
New Testament the Greek word Hellenes, meaning literally Greek (as
(Acts 16:1,3; 18:17; Romans 1:14) generally denotes any non-Jewish nation.