“Then the Lord passed by in front of him and proclaimed, ‘The Lord, the Lord God…slow to anger…’” (Exodus 34:6).

In Hebrew culture anger was associated with the nose. Thus, the Lord’s patient long-suffering and slowness to anger is literally translated as him having a long nose. While it seems that most are quick to stereotype God as an angry and raging deity; just waiting for the opportunity pour misery upon his creation, the evidence of scripture proves otherwise. There is, in fact, an established pattern of God withholding anger even he is entitled to put it on display.

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