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Despite her Moabite origins, Ruth is deemed a true and sincere proselyte [begin strikethrough]Jewish convert[end strikethrough] in Rabbinic Judaism.
Paul's response in this situation was to try to dissuade these Gentile believers from undergoing such a proselyte conversion.
Apres des debuts parfois difficiles dans certaines regions (3), l'evangelisation connait une acceleration rapide (4) et le role des proselytes et des imprimes apparait alors determinant dans ce processus.
In a further response to a proselyte, Maimonides allays the apprehension of an inquirer: "And how great is the duty which the Law imposes on us with regard to proselytes.
One way of assessing the significance of the decision of the Jerusalem council that Gentile converts did not, like proselytes, need Torah and circumcision is to consider what the implications of the opposite decision would have been; that is, if the council had decided to retain the long-standing proselyte model and require the new believers to live under the same regime as the original believers in Jesus.
Subsequent chapters are titled: "Daughters, Marriage, A Woman's Biology"; "Preserving a Woman's Chastity"; "Crises in Married Life and the Breakdown of Marriage"; "Women and the Legal System"; "Women in Public"; and "Other Women" (servants, proselytes, prostitutes and witches).
The proselyte is a familiar figure in both the Hebrew Scriptures and the New Testament.
The spirit of reform or purification, both fiscal and religious, colored the Ottoman response to Sabbatai Sevi himself and to his exponents in the Ottoman provinces, above all in Egypt, where the reformers evidently would not tolerate the existence of a Sabbatian proselyte at the head of the Jewish community.
Possibly a factor was the great scandal in Christendom, when the archbishop of Bari converted to Judaism, then becoming known as Obadiah the Proselyte.
In some cases, however, the net result of the alleged proselytizing can be a proselyte, which, in the earliest, positive sense of that term, is a convert, a person who can end up enormously grateful for "the intrusion" into his or her life with what was heretofore unknown Good News.
He also concludes that the Christian convert who succeeds in avoiding being labeled a proselyte may nevertheless face the dilemma of cultural and religious alienation.
Again, one may cite the statement (Tanhuma Lek Leka 6) of the third-century Rabbi Simeon ben Lakish that the proselyte is dearer to G-d than the born Jew because the latter would not have accepted the Torah if he had not witnessed the miracles at Sinai (according to tradition, those present at Sinai included all those Jews yet to be born), whereas the proselyte saw none of these things.