Many Greek words were translated “neighbor” in the New Testament: “geiton” meaning “one living in the same land”; “perioikos” meaning “dwelling around”; “plesion” from “pelas,” meaning “near” (Vine’s Expository Dictionary). The Greek word translated “neighbor” in Luke 10:27, 29, 36 is “plesion,” meaning “one who is near.” The American Heritage Dictionary defines…

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