A state of being separate or apart from something or someone, often accompanied by an awareness of the separation. Human beings are alienated from God on account of sin. Alienation is also encountered in other areas of life, including relations between believers, and between believers and secular society.
Special provision for the alienLev 23:22God makes special provision for the poor so that they will have a share in the blessings of the land. See alsoLev 19:10; Dt 24:20; Dt 14:28-29 The third year’s tithe is shared with those without inheritance in the land.
Dictionary of Bible Themes Scripture index copyright Martin H. Manser, 2009. As Editor, Martin Manser wishes to thank all those who compiled or edited the NIV Thematic Study Bible, on which this work is based.
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