Circumcision of Jesus

Circumcision of Jesus - Luke 2

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Circumcision of Jesus
LUKE CHAPTER 2 COMMENTARY

Luke 2:21 Circumcision of Jesus

LUKE 2:21  21 And when eight days were fulfilled for the circumcision of the Child, He was named Jesus, the name given by the angel before He was conceived in the womb.

When was “circumcision” (Luke 2:21) performed on Jesus?
“When eight days were fulfilled” (Luke 2:21) from His birth

Why was circumcision performed on Jesus eight days from His birth?
God commanded all Jewish boys to be circumcised eight days from birth: “And on the eighth day the flesh of his foreskin shall be circumcised.” (Leviticus 12:3)

What is the significance of circumcision?
It signified the covenant between God and the nation of Israel, which descended from Abraham, whom God instructed: “This is My covenant which you shall keep, between Me and you and your descendants after you: Every male among you shall be circumcised. And you shall be circumcised in the flesh of your foreskin, 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 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)

How do eight days old boys heal from their circumcision wounds?
Vitamin K in the body makes the liver produce prothrombin, which enables blood to clot.

When do levels of vitamin K and prothrombin peak during a man’s life?
On the eighth day of his life

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 eighth day. Scientific advances continue to explain God’s logic and design in the Bible (see other examples).

What does the name “Jesus” (Luke 2:21) mean?
“Jesus” is the English translation of “Iesous,” which is the Greek translation of “Yeshua,” which in turn is the late Hebrew version of “Yehoshua” or “Joshua,” the early Hebrew name that means “The LORD is salvation.”

Salvation from what?
“Sins,” as the angel told Joseph before Jesus was “conceived in the womb” (Luke 2:21) of his betrothed wife Mary: “And she will give birth to a Son, and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.” (Matthew 1:21)

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