peculiar people

the Jews as being God's chosen people. Deut. 14:2.
a name adopted by certain fundamentalist Christian sects, signifying their refusal to conform to any rule of conduct that is contrary to the letter or spirit of the Bible.

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peculiar people
pl n
1.  (sometimes capitals) a small sect of faith healers founded in London in 1838, having no ministers or external organization
2.  the Jews considered as God's elect

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Then is the time to study the ways of this peculiar people to the best advantage.
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