Set ones face against
This long email thread deals with notes for "set your face against/toward" and "set my face against" in Ezekiel.
I am setting it aside so I can get back to reviewing chunks. I want to come back to this after March 31.
What I understood from discussion with Jim on March 1: This is probably a prophetic action in which staring initiates God's judgment, similar to the idea of the "evil eye" being used for curses. However, some in our audience may not recognize it, even if we explain it. It might be best to simply keep the image of staring angrily. (People from other cultures would recognize it right away.)
Deleting a branch is permanent. It CANNOT be undone. Continue?