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David Loved Jonathan: Text of Talk given in All Souls' Church, Elmwood Avenue, Belfast on Sunday 24 July 2011

David Loved Jonathan: Text of Talk given in All Souls' Church, Elmwood Avenue, Belfast on Sunday 24 July 2011

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Andrew McFarland examines the compelling reasons to believe that David (who became the greatest King of Israel, and wrote many of the Psalms) and Jonathan (the son of the first King) were in a same-sex relationship.
Andrew McFarland examines the compelling reasons to believe that David (who became the greatest King of Israel, and wrote many of the Psalms) and Jonathan (the son of the first King) were in a same-sex relationship.

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Published by: Michael Carchrie Campbell on Jul 27, 2011
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