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When God talks dirty

Raunchy language in the Bible?

Was a lot of dirty talk in the Bible cleaned up by translators? I’m going through scholarly literature discussing that apparent fact.

Take Ezekiel 8:17, when God is throwing a fit at worshippers who turn their backs on the Temple. The English translation says: Look at them putting the branch to their nose!”

The Hebrew scholar Edward Ullendorff says this literally means “and they stick their penis in my…

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