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Re: Stranger in a strange land

Posted by ESC on October 07, 2000

In Reply to: 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

"And she bare him a son, and she called his name Gershom: for he said, I have been a stranger in a strange land." The Second Book of Moses, called Exodus 2:22. The Bible