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VII. B. 2. The inclusion of the gentiles in the Church (as the Body of Christ/HaMashia) [1]

(see IV.B.2.d. conditions for foreigners; see VI.D.5. consequences for Christians to form a new community of believers/disciples)

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Reference Relevant Comments
Gen 12:3
Gen 18:14
Gen 22:18
Gen 26:4
Num 9:14
Num 15:15-16
Psa 72
Psa 87
Isa 11:10
Isa 19:6
Isa 49:6 > Lk 2:32
Isa 54:1-3
Isa 60:1-3
Isa 66:18-21 [the remnant of the Church joining the remnant of Israel]
Jer 12:14-17
Ezek 47:21-23 [context: millennium]
Hos 1:10
Am 9:11-12
Mic 5:3
Zech 14:9
Mal 1:11
Mal 4:6 [fathers = Jews // Rom 9:5; children = Christians // John 17:20-21; (compare John 19:26-27 woman=Jews, disciple=Christians)]

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Jn 10:16 (other sheep, not of this fold)
Jn 11:52 (John's exposition of Caiaphas' prophecy: the children of God who are scattered abroad, Jews in the dispersion and non-Jews wherever they are)
Jn 17:20-21 (those who also believe in Me through their word: the non-Jews or Christians)
Acts 10:43 ("all the prophets bear witness" that salvation is for Jews and Gentiles)
Acts 13:46-48
Acts 15:17-18 (see Amos 9:11-12 above)
Rom 11:12,15,23,25,29
Rom 15:8-12
Gal 3:8
Eph 2:15-16 [the concept of the 'One New Man']
Phil 2:10 [quoted from Isa 45:23]
Tit 2:14

[1] See Note on VII.B.1. It may be necessary to point out that although the inclusion of the Gentiles among God's people is revealed in the Tanach (Old Testament) as indicated above, what the Apostle Paul calls "the mystery of the Church" has only been revealed in the New Testament (B'rit Hadashah).

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