When Moses came down Mount Sinai with the Ten Commandments, he saw the disobedience of Israel and was so enraged that he smashed the tablets.
So God commanded him to make two new tablets and come up the mountain again, to receive the Ten Commandments once more.
The text tells us that, when Moses went back up, God came down in a cloud and proclaimed his name: Yahweh. Then there follows a proclamation of some of God’s well-known attributes: He is a God of compassion and graciousness; he is great in mercy and faithfulness; he is long of nose.
Wait. … What?
That’s right. The text proclaims that God is long of nose. At least that’s what it says in Hebrew.
This makes no sense in English, but we don’t...READ MORE