Bible as literature
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Bible as literature Old Testament history and biography. by Buckner B. Trawick

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Published by Barnes & Noble in New York .
Written in English


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Edition Notes

SeriesCollege outline series,, no. 56
LC ClassificationsBS535 .T7
The Physical Object
Pagination182 p.
Number of Pages182
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5883010M
LC Control Number63014574

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