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Hemorrhoids; tumors; raised up; swellings, protuberances / Hebrew: 'ophel and techor
This word (disease) is mentioned eight times in the King James Bible. God sometimes smote people with this disease. The Hebrew words can apparently include “a boil” or “ulcer (from the inflammation),” “especially a tumor in the anus or pudenda (the piles)” or fistul.
Other Bible translations use the words “tumors” and “ulcers,” not “emerods.”