‘Booty’ Kicked Out of Bible

Written by Pat's Papers | Wednesday, 2 March 2011 9:48 AM


The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is kicking some booty…out of the Bible. Sick of hearing giggles from the pews, the Bishops decided “spoils of war” would be a more appropriate translation reports USA Today. The change is one of many that will appear in the New American Bible, due out on Ash Wednesday.

Some of the other changes:

•The word “holocaust,” now associated with World War II genocide, has been replaced by “burnt offering.”

•Proverbs 31:10, the ode to “The Ideal Wife,” is now a “Poem on the Woman of Worth.”

Leviticus 2:1

1970: When anyone wishes to bring a cereal offering to the Lord, his offering must consist of fine flour.

2011: When anyone brings a grain offering to the Lord, the offering must consist of bran flour.

Psalm 1:1

1970: Happy the man who follows not the counsel of the wicked.

2011: Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked.

Source: U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops

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