Persons of Greek descent, language, and culture as opposed to non-Greek “barbarians”; in a broader sense, persons, whatever their origins, who had come under the influence of Greek culture and who lived in the hellenized cities of the Roman Empire as opposed to the rustic, rural population. In the Bible, “Greeks” may refer to pagans in contrast to Jews (2Macc 4:36
; Acts 9:29
). From a Jewish standpoint the expression “Jews and Greeks” embraces all of humanity (Acts 14:1
; Rom 2:9-10
; Gal 3:28
; Col 3:11
; 1Cor 12:13
). The expression “pious Greeks” can be used for proselytes or God-fearers, i.e., Greeks who converted to Judaism or were interested in it (Acts 17:4
36When the king returned from the region of Cilicia, the Jews in the city appealed to him with regard to the unreasonable murder of Onias, and the Greeks shared ... View more
29He spoke and argued with the Hellenists; but they were attempting to kill him.
Paul and Barnabas in Iconium
1The same thing occurred in Iconium, where Paul and Barnabas went into the Jewish synagogue and spoke in such a way that a great nu ... View more
9There will be anguish and distress for everyone who does evil, the Jew first and also the Greek,10but glory and honor and peace for everyone who does good, the ... View more
28There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus.
11In that renewal there is no longer Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave and free; but Christ is all and in all!
13For in the one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and we were all made to drink of one Spirit.
4Some of them were persuaded and joined Paul and Silas, as did a great many of the devout Greeks and not a few of the leading women.