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Volharding as sentrale gegewe in die boek Openbaring

A. G. S. Venter, J. A. du Rand
In die Skriflig/In Luce Verbi | Vol 32, No 2 | a1638 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ids.v32i2.1638 | © 1998 A. G. S. Venter, J. A. du Rand | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 13 June 1998 | Published: 13 June 1998

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A. G. S. Venter,, South Africa
J. A. du Rand,, South Africa

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