The G‑dFearers are what the non-Jewish believers were known as in the first centuries B.C.E. and C.E. There were non believers in this group as well. To put it simply, all G‑dFearers were non-Jews that were drawn to the G‑d of Israel. Because of this they abandoned all forms of paganism and idol worship for the monotheistic G‑d that the Jewish community placed their faith in.

There is a great deal of historical evidence for these people. They have existed since the creation of the people of Israel. They were present with Avraham before he gave birth to Yitzchak (Isaac). They were present with Ya'akov after he gave birth to the twelve tribes and they were present with the twelve tribes in Egypt as well as at Mt Sinai when the commandments were given.

Then the children of Israel journeyed from Rameses to Succoth, about six hundred thousand men on foot, besides children. A mixed multitude went up with them also, and flocks and herds -- a great deal of livestock
                                                                                                   Sh'mot (Exodus) 12:37-38

The mixed multitude mentioned above are the non-Jews that chose to worship the G‑d of Israel and instead of remain in Egypt they chose to depart from the paganism found there and follow the Israelites into the desert. This is a good example of just what a non-Jew that worships the G‑d of Israel must do, that is, depart from all prior practices and reform yourself into the likeness of G‑d.

 

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