Ezra's Marriage Reform: Israel Redefined

  title={Ezra's Marriage Reform: Israel Redefined},
  author={David M. Bossman},
  journal={Biblical Theology Bulletin: A Journal of Bible and Theology},
  pages={32 - 38}
  • D. Bossman
  • Published 1 February 1979
  • History
  • Biblical Theology Bulletin: A Journal of Bible and Theology
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