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…