Individuals are thought of as members of a family, state or religion, rather than as entities with a destiny and rights of their own.
If Fx is true when, and only when, x is determined to be either 4) or some other propositional function extensionally equivalent to (A, then the proposition F4 is of the form which is ordinarily recognized as being about the class determined by )x taken in extension - that is, the class of entities for which 4)x is a true proposition when x is determined to be any one of them.
Consisting at first of various loosely connected entities, naturally centrifugal, but temporarily drawn together by the urgent need of combination against a superior foe, who threatened them separately with extinction.
These epistles took their form at once from a natural progression of thought and from a new phase of controversy, a sort of Gnosticizing theory, or theories, which perverted Christian practice and impaired the supremacy of Christ by placing other beings or entities by His side.
The Rabbis apparently dreaded the possibility of such terms becoming hypostasized into personal entities distinct from God.