Proselyte - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words

Proselyte

[ 1,,G4339, proselutos ]
akin to proserchomai, to come to," primarily signifies "one who has arrived, a stranger;" in the NT it is used of converts to Judaism, or foreign converts to the Jewish religion, Matthew 23:15; Acts 2:10; Acts 6:5; Acts 13:43. There seems to be no connection necessarily with Palestine, for in Acts 2:10; Acts 13:43 it is used of those who lived abroad. Cp. the Sept., e.g., in Exodus 22:21; Exodus 23:9; Deuteronomy 10:19, of the "stranger" living among the children of Israel.

Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words