arsenokoite ( 1 corinthians 6:9 ) vs. arseno and koite in Leviticus

Kevin W. Woodruff cierpke at
Sun Jan 24 15:00:06 EST 1999

I would suggest:

Wold, Donald J._ Out of Order: Homosexuality in the Bible and the Ancient
Near East. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1998. 288pages.

At 02:04 AM 1/24/99, you wrote:
>I am a new subscriber to this forum.  
>My question is: Is there a definitive translation of the Greek word 
>"arsenokoite" used by Paul in 1 Corinthians 6:9 and 1 Timothy 1:10?
>I know that Leviticus 18:22 in the Septuigent uses the phrase "arseno" and 
>"koite". However, some scholars claim that Paul's compounding of the two 
>words can not automatically be assumed to mean "homosexual."   Furthermore, 
>such scholars point out that other writers of the time (both Jewish and 
>Greek) used other words or phrases that addressed homosexual behavior.
>If possible, I would like any works that you could refer me to as well as 
>any enlightenment you could provide on this issue.
>Thank you,
>Chris Korpi
>mineralogy at
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