Bible Review 8:4, August 1992

Epispasm—Circumcision in Reverse

For nearly 600 years, some Jews tried to remove the mark of the covenant

By Robert G. Hall

“Any uncircumcised male who is not circumcised on the flesh of his foreskin shall be cut off from his people; he has broken my covenant.” So said God to Abraham, establishing the covenant of circumcision, a covenant “between me and you and your descendants after you” (Genesis 17:10, 14).

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