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1 Corinthians 6 vs 9 biblical translation

In the 1980s Zondervan bible publishing in the US changed its english version of NASB and NIV Bibles of 1 Co 6  vs 9 to specifically translate the word  ρσενοκοῖται to be "homosexuals". The King James has translates this as "abusers of themselves with mankind". the Interlinear Parallel Greek New Testament uses the word "sodomite". I have seen varying definitions for the word sodomite. Does anyone know what this word encompassed in  Greek at the time of Christ?
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Bob
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Re: ἀρσενοκοῖται
« Reply #1 on: 11 Dec, 2008, 17:43:00 »
ἀρσενοκοῖται ἀρσενοκοίταις
From arrhen (male, man) and koite (bed, chambering, cohabitation); a sodomite -- abuser of (that defile) self with mankind.

Strong's Number 733 (ἀρσενοκοίτης: homosexual)
1 Corinthians 6:9 ἢ οὐκ οἴδατε ὅτι ἄδικοι θεοῦ βασιλείαν οὐ κληρονομήσουσιν; μὴ πλανᾶσθε· οὔτε πόρνοι οὔτε εἰδωλολάτραι οὔτε μοιχοὶ οὔτε μαλακοὶ οὔτε ἀρσενοκοῖται
http://concordance.biblos.com/arsenokoitai.htm