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Stranger

Posted by JJL on October 05, 2000

Hello all, I'm just going to hop in with my own question...

I've been trying to remember the origins of the phrase, 'Stranger in a Strange Land'.
It is the title of a popular sci-fi novel by R. Heinlein, but has also been used to describe people in many other instances (Dracula, for instance).
I seem to remember it being used in reference to Abraham, in Genesis, but I haven't been able to find it again.

Let me know if you have any suggestions (or if it's been used anywhere else)

JJL