And you shall eat it as a barley cake, baking it in their sight on human dung.”
And the LORD said, “Thus shall the people of Israel eat their bread unclean, among the nations where I will drive them.”
Then I said, “Ah, Lord GOD! Behold, I have never defiled myself. From my youth up till now I have never eaten what died of itself or was torn by beasts, nor has tainted meat come into my mouth.”
Then he said to me, “See, I assign to you cow’s dung instead of human dung, on which you may prepare your bread.”
- Bible, English Standard Version, Ezekiel 4:12-15
God gives Ezekiel a Masterchef cooking class and tells him, and the people of Israel, to use human excrement as fuel to bake bread instead of the traditional animal dung mixed with straw. Ezekiel isn’t too happy about this, not on behalf of the people of Israel but for himself, protesting that nothing unclean has gone through his mouth. Gpd relents and lets him stay with the animal dung.