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Hemorrhoids; tumors; raised up; swellings, protuberances / Hebrew: 'ophel and techor
This word (a disease) is mentioned eight times in the King James Bible. The Hebrew words can apparently include “a boil” or “ulcer (from the inflammation),” “especially a tumor in the anus or pudenda (the piles)” or fistul.
Other Bible translations use the words “tumors” and “ulcers,” not “emerods.”