Pastor: Biden is Hebrew for “Alas, Judgment”! (Rabbi: Not Even Close.) February 9, 2021

Pastor: Biden is Hebrew for “Alas, Judgment”! (Rabbi: Not Even Close.)

Right-wing pastor Perry Stone — best known for checking his phone while speaking in tongues, claiming to speak four languages at once (also in tongues), and for delivering a sermon to a bunch of puppets — said this week that Joe Biden‘s name translates to “Alas, Judgment” in Hebrew:

He basically said that, absent the vowels, BDN gets you the seemingly damning phrase.

… Except none of that is accurate. It’s bad exegesis, which Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg (who knows her stuff) explained in a single tweet:

Another example of bad exegesis? Presenting an ancient text about a culture and government in a completely different part of the world as if it tells us all we need to know about modern American politics.

There’s truly no limit to the creative conclusions you can make when you don’t know what you’re talking about. But no reason some people can’t have some fun with that…

(via Right Wing Watch)

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