and the whole multitude of the Peoplea were praying outside at the hour of incense. Bible
The nation of Israel was called “the People,” so it is appropriate to capitalize it when it refers to Israel.

“of the People.” No Gentiles were allowed just outside the sanctuary, in what was called the court of men and women. The use of the Greek word laos for “people” here in Luke 1:10 refers specifically to the Jews. See commentary on Luke 2:10; “the people.”

Commentary for: Luke 1:10