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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) The body of persons who compose a community, tribe, nation, or race; an aggregate of individuals forming a whole; a community; a nation.

2. (n.) Persons, generally; an indefinite number of men and women; folks; population, or part of population; as, country people; -- sometimes used as an indefinite subject or verb, like on in French, and man in German; as, people in adversity.

3. (n.) The mass of community as distinguished from a special class; the commonalty; the populace; the vulgar; the common crowd; as, nobles and people.

4. (n.) One's ancestors or family; kindred; relations; as, my people were English.

5. (n.) One's subjects; fellow citizens; companions; followers.

6. (v. t.) To stock with people or inhabitants; to fill as with people; to populate.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

min'-g'-ld pe'-pl:

(1) "Mixed multitude" occurs in Numbers 11:4 as a translation of asaphcuph, "collection," "rabble." The same phrase in Exodus 12:38 Nehemiah 13:3 is the rendition of erebh. "Mingled people" is used also to translate `erebh, and is found in Jeremiah 25:20, 24; Jeremiah 50:37 Ezekiel 30:5, and in 1 Kings 10:15 the Revised Version (British and American) (the King James Version "Arabia"; compare the American Revised Version margin). In the last case both revised versions have followed the pointing of the Massoretic Text, and this pointing alone distinguishes "mingled people" (`erebh) from "Arabia" (`arabh); in the unvocalized text both words are equally `-r-b. Now "the traffic of the merchants, and of all the kings of the mingled people, and of the governors of the country" is very awkward, and the correction into "Arabia," as in the Massoretic Text (and English Versions of the Bible) of the parallel 2 Chronicles 9:14, is indicated. Probably the same change should be made in Ezekiel 30:5, reading "Ethiopia, and Put, and Lud, and Arabia, and Cub." A similar textual confusion seems to be responsible for either "and all the kings of Arabia" or "and all the kings of the mingled people" in Jeremiah 25:24. On all these verses see the commentaries.

(2) In Jeremiah 25:20; Jeremiah 50:37, "mingled people" is a term of contempt for the hybrid blood of certain of Israel's enemies. Something of this same contempt may be contained in Exodus 12:38, where a multitude of non-Israelite camp-followers are mentioned as accompanying the children of Israel in the exodus, and in Numbers 11:4 it is this motley body that seduced Israel to sin. But who they were, why they wished or were permitted to join in the exodus, and what eventually became of them or of their descendants is a very perplexing puzzle. In Nehemiah 13:3, the "mixed multitude" consists of the inhabitants of Palestine whom the Jews found there after the return from the exile (see SAMARIA). In accord with the command of Deuteronomy 23:3-5, the Jews withdrew from all religious intercourse whatever had been established with these.

NOTE.-The Hebrew noun for "mingled people" may or may not be connected with the verb translated "mingle" in Ezra 9:2 Psalm 106:35 Daniel 2:43. On this see the lexicons.

Burton Scott Easton


pe'-p'-l: In English Versions of the Bible represents something over a dozen Hebrew and Greek words. Of these, in the Old Testament, `am, is overwhelmingly the most common (about 2,000 times), with le'om, and goy, next in order; but the various Hebrew words are used with very little or no difference in force (e.g. Proverbs 14:28; but, on the other hand, in Psalm 44 contrast verses 12 and 14). Of the changes introduced by the Revised Version (British and American) the only one of significance (cited explicitly in the Preface to the English Revised Version) is the frequent use of the plural "peoples" (strangely avoided in the King James Version except Revelation 10:11; Revelation 17:15), where other nations than Israel are in question. So, for instance, in Psalm 67:4 Isaiah 55:4; Isaiah 60:2, with the contrast marked in Psalm 33:10 and 12; Psalm 77:14 and 15, etc. In the New Testament, laos, is the most common word, with ochlos, used almost as often in the King James Version. But in the Revised Version (British and American) the latter word is almost always rendered "multitude," "people" being retained only in Luke 7:12 Acts 11:24, 26; Acts 19:26, and in the fixed phrase "the common people" (ho polus ochlos) in Mark 12:37 John 12:9, 12 margin (the retention of "people" would have been better in John 11:42, also), with "crowd" (Matthew 9:23, 25 Acts 21:35). The only special use of "people" that calls for attention is the phrase "people of the land." This may mean simply "inhabitants," as Ezekiel 12:19; Ezekiel 33:2; Ezekiel 39:13; but in 2 Kings 11:14, etc., and the parallel in 2 Chronicles, it means the people as contrasted with the king, while in Jeremiah 1:18, etc., and in Ezekiel 7:27; Ezekiel 22:29; Ezekiel 46:3, 9, it means the common people as distinguished from the priests and the aristocracy. A different usage is that for the heathen (Genesis 23:7, 12, 13 Numbers 14:9) or half-heathen (Ezra 9:1, 2; Ezra 10:2, 11 Nehemiah 10:28-31) inhabitants of Palestine. From this last use, the phrase came to be applied by some rabbis to even pure-blooded Jews, if they neglected the observance of the rabbinic traditions (compare John 7:49 the King James Version). For "people of the East" see CHILDREN OF THE EAST.

Burton Scott Easton

2992. laos -- the people
... the people. Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine Transliteration: laos Phonetic Spelling:
(lah-os') Short Definition: a people, the crowd Definition: (a) a people ...
// - 7k

1218. demos -- a district or country, the common people, esp. the ...
... 1217, 1218. demos. 1219 . a district or country, the common people,
esp. the people assembled. Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine ...
// - 7k

3793. ochlos -- a crowd, multitude, the common people
... a crowd, multitude, the common people. Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine Transliteration:
ochlos Phonetic Spelling: (okh'los) Short Definition: a crowd Definition ...
// - 8k

2474. Israel -- Israel, the name of the Jewish people and their ...
... Israel, the name of the Jewish people and their land. Part of Speech: Proper Noun,
Indeclinable Transliteration: Israel Phonetic Spelling: (is-rah-ale') Short ...
// - 7k

745. Archelaos -- "people-ruling," Archelaus, a son of Herod the ...
... 744, 745. Archelaos. 746 . "people-ruling," Archelaus, a son of Herod
the Great and king of Judea, Samaria and Idumea. Part of ...
// - 6k

1484. ethnos -- a race, a nation, pl. the nations (as distinct ...
... as distinct from Isr.). Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter Transliteration: ethnos Phonetic
Spelling: (eth'-nos) Short Definition: a race, people, the Gentiles ...
// - 7k

444. anthropos -- a man, human, mankind
... human race. 444 -- , also the generic term for ""; the human race; people,
including and men (Mt 4:19, 12:12, etc.). 444 () relates ...
// - 8k

1217. demiourgos -- builder, maker, creator
... Cognate: 1217 (from 1218 , "a unified group of people" and 2014 , "work") -- properly,
someone working on behalf of a group of people (used only in Heb 11:10). ...
// - 7k

4102. pistis -- faith, faithfulness
... Faith (4102) is always a , and something that can be produced by people. ... "Faith is
the organ which enables people to see the invisible order" (F. ...
// - 18k

3686. onoma -- a name, authority, cause
... word Definition a name, authority, cause NASB Word Usage called (1), name (175),
name's (7), named (34), names (8), people (1), people* (1), persons (1). ...
// - 7k

Strong's Hebrew
5971a. am -- people
am or am. 5971, 5971a. am or am. 5971b . people. Transliteration: am or
am Short Definition: people. Word Origin from an unused word ...
/hebrew/5971a.htm - 5k

523. ummah -- a tribe, people
... 522c, 523. ummah. 524 . a tribe, people. Transliteration: ummah Phonetic
Spelling: (oom-maw') Short Definition: people. Word Origin ...
/hebrew/523.htm - 6k

5972. am -- people
... 5971b, 5972. am. 5973 . people. Transliteration: am Phonetic Spelling: (am)
Short Definition: people. Word Origin (Aramaic) corresponding ...
/hebrew/5972.htm - 6k

1471. goy -- nation, people
... 1470, 1471. goy. 1472 . nation, people. Transliteration: goy Phonetic Spelling:
(go'-ee) Short Definition: nations. ... Gentile, heathen, nation, people. ...
/hebrew/1471.htm - 6k

3816. leom -- people
leom or leom. 3815, 3816. leom or leom. 3817 . people. Transliteration: leom
or leom Phonetic Spelling: (leh-ome') Short Definition: peoples. ... nation, people ...
/hebrew/3816.htm - 6k

5971. am -- people
... 5970, 5971. am. 5971a . people. Transliteration: am Phonetic Spelling:
(am) Short Definition: folk. folk, men, nation, people From ...
/hebrew/5971.htm - 5k

3695. Kasluchim -- a people desc. from Mizraim, probably ancestors ...
... 3694, 3695. Kasluchim. 3696 . a people desc. from Mizraim ... Casluh. Word
Origin of uncertain derivation Definition a people desc. from ...
/hebrew/3695.htm - 6k

3818. Lo Ammi -- "not my people," symbolic name of Hosea's son
... 3817, 3818. Lo Ammi. 3819 . "not my people," symbolic name of Hosea's son.
Transliteration: Lo Ammi Phonetic Spelling: (lo am-mee') Short Definition: Lo-ammi ...
/hebrew/3818.htm - 6k

1151. Ben-ammi -- "son of my people," a son of Lot
Ben-ammi. 1150, 1151. Ben-ammi. 1152 . "son of my people," a son of Lot.
Transliteration: Ben-ammi Phonetic Spelling: (ben-am-mee') Short Definition: Ben- ...
/hebrew/1151.htm - 6k

3361. Yoqmeam -- "let the people be established," a city in ...
... Yoqmeam. 3362 . "let the people be established," a city in Northern Israel.
Transliteration: Yoqmeam Phonetic Spelling: (yok-meh-awm') Short Definition: Jokmeam ...
/hebrew/3361.htm - 6k


The Chosen People
The Chosen People. <. The Chosen People Charlotte Mary Yonge. Produced by
Joshua Hutchinson and PG Distributed Proofreaders Table of Contents. ...
// chosen people/

Atheism Among the People
Atheism Among the People. <. Atheism Among the People Alphonse
de Lamartine. Produced by Marilynda Fraser-Cunliffe, Sam ...
// among the people/

The People of the Book.
... THE PEOPLE OF THE BOOK. ... Throughout the Old Testament, in passages too numerous to
be counted, God's People Israel are constantly spoken of as His servants. ...
/.../bullinger/commentary on revelation/the people of the book.htm

A Willing People.
... (1 Corinthians i:18-31; Judges vi and vii.) A Willing People. But many came. ... The
people came willingly with their offerings and left them for Moses' use. ...
// talks on service/a willing people.htm

The Chosen People
... The DESIRE of AGES Chapter 2 The Chosen People. For more than a thousand
years the Jewish people had awaited the Saviour's coming. ...
/.../ desire of ages/chapter 2 the chosen people.htm

The Love of the People, the Conscience of the Citizen...
Atheism Among the People. <. ... VI. The love of the People, the
conscience of the citizen? The love of the People, the ...
/.../lamartine/atheism among the people/vi the love of the.htm

The Hurt of the Daughter of My People
... LYRICS THE HURT OF THE DAUGHTER OF MY PEOPLE. A Rhapsodic Discourse of Jeremiah. ...
Why then is this people of Jerusalem slidden back by a perpetual backsliding? ...
/.../various/select masterpieces of biblical literature/the hurt of the daughter.htm

Epistle xi. To the People.
... Epistle XI. To the People. Argument."The ... Ecclesiastical Discipline." 1. Cyprian to
his brethren among the people who stand fast, [2225] greeting. ...
/.../cyprian/the epistles of cyprian/epistle xi to the people.htm

The People's Christ
... The People's Christ. A Sermon (No.11). ... REV. CH SPURGEON. At Exeter Hall, Strand.
"I have exalted one chosen out of the people.""Psalm 89:19. ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 1 1855/the peoples christ.htm

How the People that were in the Fortress were Prevailed on by the ...
... CHAPTER 9. How The People That Were In The Fortress Were Prevailed On By The Words
Of Eleazar, Two Women And Five Children Only Excepted And All Submitted To ...
/.../chapter 9 how the people.htm

People (13047 Occurrences)
... 2. (n.) Persons, generally; an indefinite number of men and women; folks; population,
or part of population; as, country people; -- sometimes used as an ...
/p/people.htm - 14k

People's (37 Occurrences)
... Multi-Version Concordance People's (37 Occurrences). ... Matthew 24:12 And because
wrongdoing will be increased, the love of most people will become cold. (See NAS). ...
/p/people's.htm - 18k

Not-my-people (1 Occurrence)
Not-my-people. Notions, Not-my-people. Notorious . Multi-Version
Concordance Not-my-people (1 Occurrence). Romans 9:25 ...
/n/not-my-people.htm - 6k

Vast (54 Occurrences)
... (WEY). Matthew 13:2 when a vast multitude of people crowded round Him. He therefore
went on board a boat and sat there, while all the people stood on the shore. ...
/v/vast.htm - 22k

Zerub'babel (23 Occurrences)
... Baanah. The number of the men of the people of Israel: (See RSV). ... Baanah.
The number of the men of the people of Israel: (See RSV). ...
/z/zerub'babel.htm - 13k

Homes (43 Occurrences)
... Acts 17:26 He caused to spring from one forefather people of every race, for them
to live on the whole surface of the earth, and marked out for them an ...
/h/homes.htm - 18k

Scorned (18 Occurrences)
... (See NIV). Esther 3:6 But he scorned the thought of laying hands on Mordecai
alone, for they had made known to him Mordecai's people. ...
/s/scorned.htm - 11k

Sacrificing (39 Occurrences)
... Deuteronomy 18:3 And this is the priest's right from the people, from those sacrificing
a sacrifice, whether ox or sheep, he hath even given to the priest the ...
/s/sacrificing.htm - 19k

Xerxes (24 Occurrences)
... answered before the king and the princes, "Vashti the queen has not done wrong to
just the king, but also to all the princes, and to all the people who are in ...
/x/xerxes.htm - 14k

Voices (76 Occurrences)
... Acts 14:11 And when the people saw what Paul had done, they lifted up their voices,
saying in the speech of Lycaonia, The gods are come down to us in the ...
/v/voices.htm - 29k

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