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What is the diaspora?

Is that the same word as dispersion found in the New Testament (NKJV)?

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Here is the definition of the word diaspora excerpted from oxforddictionaries.com
Diaspora: noun (the diaspora) the dispersion of the Jews beyond Israel. Jews living outside Israel.The main diaspora began in the 8th-6th centuries BC, and even before the sack of Jerusalem in ad 70 the number of Jews dispersed by the diaspora was greater than that living in Israel. Thereafter, Jews were dispersed even more widely throughout the Roman world and beyond.
John 7:35 Then the Jews said among themselves, "Where does He intend to go that we shall not find Him? Does He intend to go to the Dispersion among the Greeks and teach the Greeks?
The word "Dispersion" in this verse is the Greek word "diaspora".
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Mike
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