Ezekiel 8:17

17And He said to me, “Do you see this, son of man? Is it not enough for the house of Judah to commit the detestable things they are practicing here, that they must also fill the land with violence a and repeatedly provoke Me to anger, b even putting the branch to their nose?
Ancient Jewish tradition reads My nose
Possibly a pagan ritual or a euphemism for offensive behavior
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