Ezekiel 4:12 poop cakes
Atheists like to attack this scripture one quote:
“God told Ezekiel to eat poop cakes so we have scat, porn erotica and eating shit nice holy God!”
Ezekiel 4:12 cake
A type of cake found in the Old Testament of the Bible made of wheat, barley, beans, lentils, millet and spelt, and cooked over a fire of dung.
If you read all the translations instead of taking something at face value you can clearly see these cakes were cooked over a fire using dung as cooking fuel. Animal dung was used as fuel.
This particular scripture is about God giving a sign or prophesy to Ezekiel for the inhabitants of Jerusalem of the impending siege that is coming upon them due to their iniquities (sins) that they have committed against God.
God tells Ezekiel of how “he” shall enact the siege by having in store the provisions spoken of and by using the proper amounts as instructed by God to last the duration of the enactment of the prophesied siege. Ezekiel voices his disapproval of eating the barley cakes baked with human dung as a fuel because he has never defiled his body by eating of anything unclean. So God grants his request and he is allowed to use cow’s dung as a fuel source instead of human dung. The man’s dung, or cow’s dung is to be used as fuel for a fire to bake the barley cakes with. Not to make the cakes out of. The reason for this being that when the city comes under siege the wood for fires will most certainly be all used up in a period of weeks or months as the case may be.These types of sieges could sometimes last for years depending on how well fortified the city being attacked was. So when they ran out of wood for fuel for fires then they would be forced to use cow’s dung, or worst yet “human dung” as a fuel source for the fires to cook with. If the cakes were baked with human dung then God would consider them as being “defiled” or unclean, and not fit for human consumption. The Bible even speaks of soldiers forced by dehydration to drink their own urine during these long sieges because they had no water!
As far as the quote…”that which dieth of itself, or is torn in pieces”. Very simple, it was also considered a defilement to eat an animal that had not been properly bled out when it died. Just as we don’t eat animals today that aren’t properly bled out when they are slaughtered. The blood has to be drained out of the animal or it will putrefy the meat. And “torn in pieces” meaning it was killed by a predatory animal and partly consumed, and lay as putrid meat that scavengers only would feed upon. It also is not fit for human consumption in God’s eyes. Camel’s dung is still used today as a fuel source in the Mid-East in the absence of wood for fuel.
Ezekiel 4:12 (NIV) – “Eat the food as you would a barely cake; bake it in the sight of the people, using human excrement as fuel.”
Ezekiel 4:12 NKJV
“Drink. And you shall eat it as barley cakes; and bake it using fuel of human waste in their sight.”
Ezekiel 4:12 NIV
12 Eat the food as you would a loaf of barley bread; bake it in the sight of the people, using human excrement for fuel.”13 The LORD said, “In this way the people of Israel will eat defiled food among the nations where I will drive them.” 14 Then I said, “Not so, Sovereign LORD! I have never defiled myself. From my youth until now I have never eaten anything found dead or torn by wild animals. No impure meat has ever entered my mouth.”