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Louw Nida identifies the whole phrase "ἀπέρχομαι ὀπίσω σαρκὸς ἑτέρας" (‘to go after strange flesh') as being idiomatic in nature noting that "Though in some societies homosexuality is extremely rare, there are always ways of talking about it, though frequently the expressions may seem to be quite vulgar." [Louw, J. P., & Nida, E. A. (1996). Greek-English ...


The Greek word ἑτέρας literally means 'other, different' (source). For the one of whom these things are spoken belonged to another (ἑτέρας, heteras) tribe, from which no one has ever served at the altar. Hebrews 7:13 (ESV) as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities around them, in like manner to these, having given themselves to whoredom, and ...

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