Homoeroticism in the biblical world

a historical perspective by Martti Nissinen

Publisher: Fortress Press in Minneapolis, Minn

Written in English
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Subjects:

  • Homosexuality in the Bible.,
  • Homosexuality -- Biblical teaching.,
  • Homosexuality -- History -- To 1500.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 183-198) and index.

StatementMartti Nissinen ; translated by Kirsi Stjerna.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBS680.H67 N5713 1998
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 208 p. :
Number of Pages208
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL385169M
ISBN 10080062985X
LC Control Number98047793

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