According to the O.T., a fellow member of the people of the covenant, but expanded in Christ's teaching to include all mankind. In the parable of the Good Samaritan (Lk 10:30-37), the concept of neighbor is active, rather than passive, which is reflected in the frequent teaching from Scripture that we are to "love our neighbors" as ourselves.
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