Neutering the Bible: Cityfying Scripture (Isaiah 53:7)

We are used to being shown (especially by Feminist critics) how the Bible and Bible readers remove women and women’s experience from Scripture. I only recently (perhaps because I’ve been more than usually aware of sheep – feeding Mary the orphan lamb and disposing of another lamb’s corpse) noticed how ‘modern’ Bible translations both cityfy and neuter the language of this familiar Bible verse.

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