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n. pl.1.Hemorrhoids; piles; tumors; boils.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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27 The LORD will smite thee with the botch of Egypt, and with the emerods, and with the scab, and with the itch, whereof thou canst not be healed.
The King James version of the Bible translates both words as "emerods" (hemorrhoids), and the New International version of the Bible translates both as "tumors." The Septuagint, a Hebrew-to-Greek translation of the Torah made in the 3rd century in Egypt by 72 Hebrew scholars, and Saint Jerome's translation of this Greek text into Latin, both expand on the original Hebrew by stating that the tumors were in the groin (bubo is derived from the Greek word for groin).
Especially relevant to the possibility of a transitional monolatry are passages where the God of Abraham seems willing to tolerate at least the acknowledgment and perhaps even the worship of other gods, so long as it is in the context of a hierarchy where the God of Abraham is both recognized and venerated as the highest of gods: "Wherefore ye shall make images of your emerods, and images of your mice that mar the land; and ye shall give glory unto the God of Israel: peradventure he will lighten his hand from off you, and from off your gods, and from off your land" (1 Samuel 6:5 KJV).