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Bible Translations and Mistranslations

The Hebrew Bible is Rated “R”

Thanks to Haviv Rettig Gur for noticing that an iTunes version of the Hebrew Bible is rated “17+” because of “Frequent/Intense Mature/Suggestive Themes.”

Hebrew Bible rated 17+ on iTunes

Hebrew Bible rated 17+ on iTunes

I guess this is in keeping with my springtime focus here on Song of Solomon.


March 31, 2010 - Posted by | Off Topic


  1. I realized that “the Bible” was unfit for children when I had my own. I could not bring myself to read it to them, because it was so full of negativity…

    Comment by WoundedEgo | April 1, 2010

  2. That is so true. However, I do read it to them, but I filter out those parts. (I won’t make them nicer..I will just skip it)

    Comment by Anthony | April 3, 2010

  3. The Bible is full of negativity? Really? Deliverance from oppression… God’s revelation of himself… God providing the way of salvation and escape from His wrath for sin is negative?

    Comment by pastorron7 | April 6, 2010

    • pastorron7, do you have children of your own?

      Comment by WoundedEgo | April 6, 2010

  4. Well, read about the wars and the slaughtering of Amelikites, when Christ says to turn the other cheek. Reading through the book of judges and Chronicles, or even the prophecies of Jeremiah is fit for a 5 year old?

    Comment by Anthony | April 6, 2010

    • The general message of “The Bible” is that God hates everyone, especially Jews. From Adam and Eve, to the night and day torment of Trinitarians in The Apocalypse, the pages run with blood, war, loathing, rejection, etc. “I will smite thee with mold…” What child needs that as their bedtime story! It reminds me of the Far Side where the bird’s cage is covered at night with a blanket with all kinds of terrifying jungle animals pictured on it.

      Comment by WoundedEgo | April 6, 2010

  5. In version 4.0 it is now rated 9+.

    Comment by Don Johnson | April 8, 2010

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