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Bestiality
Bestial
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Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Bestiality
BESTIALITY — sexual intercourse between a human being and an animal. According to the Mosaic Law, both the beast and the guilty person were to be put to death for this abomination (Ex. 22:19; Lev. 18:23; Deut. 27:21).
Pocket Dictionary of Ethics
Bestiality
bestiality. The act of sexual intercourse between a human and an animal. This relationship is considered scientifically dysfunctional and morally reprehensible in most, if not all civilizations. Injunctions against bestiality are found in the holiness codes of the Pentateuch (Ex 22:19; Lev 18:23; 20:5–16;
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Bestiality
BESTIALITY Sexual intercourse between a human and an animal, punishable by death in OT legal codes (Exod. 22:19; Lev. 18:23; 20:15–16; Deut. 27:21). Israel’s neighbors practiced bestiality in fertility worship and worship of animal gods.
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
BESTIALITY
BESTIALITY. In contemporary usage, bestiality primarily refers to sexual acts between human beings and animals. However, older usages include “the instinct of beasts” and the “beast signs” in astrology (see ASTRONOMY, ASTROLOGY). The term zoosexuality has been used to refer specifically to sex between