Circumcision

Circumcision in the Bible

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JOHN 7 BIBLE STUDY
3-21 Jesus' Brothers

22-24 Circumcision

25-31 When Christ Comes
32-36 Pharisees
37-53 Rivers of Living Water
JOHN 7:22-24  22 Moses therefore gave you circumcision (not that it is from Moses, but from the fathers), and you circumcise a man on the Sabbath. 23 If a man receives circumcision on the Sabbath, so that the law of Moses should not be broken, are ye angry with Me because I made a man completely well on the Sabbath? 24 Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment.”

Why does Jesus bring up circumcision and judgment in John 7:22-24?
They had been wrong to be angry with Jesus for healing a man on the Sabbath when they themselves regularly perform circumcision on 8-day old boys on the Sabbath in order to adhere to the commandment that Moses had recorded: "And on the eighth's day the flesh of his foreskin shall be circumcised." (Leviticus 12:3) Jesus is reminding them that they had judged Him wrongly in the past, and were to "judge with righteous judgment" (John 7:24) this time.

Why does John 7:22 include the phrase, "not that it is from Moses, but from the fathers" about circumcision?
The "fathers" refers to the patriarchs who preceded Moses. God's command to circumcise didn't start "from" Moses but from the first patriarch, which is Abraham: "This is My covenant which ye shall keep, between Me and you and your descendants after you: Every male child among you shall be circumcised; and ye shall be circumcised in the flesh of your foreskins, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between Me and you. He who is eight days old among you shall be circumcised, every male child in your generations, he who is born in your house or bought with money from any foreigner who is not your descendant." (Genesis 17:10-12)

By the way, do you know what molecules in the body enable blood to coagulate and clot over wounds?
Vitamin K and Prothrombin. Vitamin K induces the liver to produce Prothrombin, which enables blood to clot.

Any guess as to when the levels of Vitamin K and Prothrombin peak during a man's life?
8 days after birth.

When was this medical discovery made?
It was made and published in 1984 by Dr. S.I. McMillen (McMillen, S.I., M.D. (1984), None of These Diseases (Old Tappan, NJ: Revell)), or 3,984 years after God told Abraham to circumcise on the 8th day. Scientific advances continue to explain God's logic and design expressed in the Bible.

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