This week we're doing Jewish attitudes towards death, and in preparing I came across this passage in the Bible:
"And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and saddled his ass..."
I really don't think there should be language like that in the Bible! I'm not quite sure what the act signifies, but I can imagine the servants around the campfire, laughing: "Man, Jebediah, Abraham sure did saddle your sorry old ass today!"
And in a family-oriented book!