Arsenokoites is rarely, if ever, used in antiquity, to describe homosexuality. California artist Ryan Grant Long emphasizes the homoeroticism of the moment whenJonathan strips off his robe and wraps it around David with a kiss on the neck. Holy Homosexuals: Saint Sebastian: Pulse gay nightclub massacre recalled in art and prayer - June 12, Pentecost: There are many resources that fully explain the Bible and homosexuality. Not flattering in any sense to those who are honest with themselves and others.
The story of Jonathan and his love would be the source of dozens of Hollywood films.
I am a woman who loves a woman, and I am also a Christian who has read the Bible through several times, especially focused on the story of David and Jonathan. Perhaps they had some idea this was the end. I don't think it has anything to do with any "Middle Eastern" tradition as it is not recorded elsewhere in the Bible as men being friends that intimately.
Artists throughout the ages have illustrated the the drama and same-sex passion of their story, beginning with the moment that David and Jonathan met.