Old Testament -> Ezra
And when I heard this thing, I rent my garment and my mantle, and plucked off the hair of my head and of my beard, and sat down astonied.
Ezra for Skeptics
There’s not much in this little book to interest skeptics (or anyone else as far as I can tell). But here are a few things worth noting.
The Israelites offend God by “taking” foreign wives and thereby corrupting the “holy seed.” 9:2
When Ezra hears of the intermarriages he tears his clothes, plucks out his hair and beard, and sits down astonished. 9:3
Ezra tells the men that they must abandon their “strange” wives and children if they want to avoid God’s wrath. 10:2-3, 10-12