If you are offended by discussion on male circumcision of private parts, then do not read this page. However if you are going to be having children any time soon, then this is information you must learn before you have children.
Circumcise in Hebrew is defined to mean: "to cut short, i.e. curtail (specifically the prepuce); by implication, to blunt."
It is the clipping of foreskin on a male's private part. It is a form of body modification.
It is 1st commanded by YHWH to Abraham in the book of Genesis;
Genesis 17:9 "and Elohim said to Abraham, As for you, you shall keep my covenant, you and your offspring after you throughout their generations, This is my covenant which you shall keep between me and you and your offspring after you, Every male among you shall be circumcised, And you shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin and it shall be a token of the covenant between me and you. He who is eight days old among you shall be circumcised Every male throughout your generations, whether born in your house or bought with your money from any stranger who is not of your offspring, He that is born in your house, and he that is bought with your money, must be circumcised, and my covenant shall be in your flesh for an everlasting covenant. And the uncircumcised male whose flesh of his foreskin is not circumcised, that soul shall be cut off from his people, he has broken my covenant”
Information will be added soon.
There are also many traditions inside of Judaism that have caused demonization of circumcision from the modern world, please know the difference between what the Bible says, and what men have invented and carried on as a tradition, I do not even want to mention some of the bizarre practices going on that are just traditions of men, some of which are dangerous. I have mentioned this to give a warning, don't let people like this around your child, and as well, don't blaspheme Elohim because of what humans are choosing to do by their own choices.
I will also post all the scriptures I can find that mention circumcision, also some that expresses dislike for those uncircumcised.
There are many people who teach against circumcision, so I think its important everyone see the words from Yah our Elohim's own mouth and other scriptures from the Tanakh before they take one side or another.
Many in modern Christianity teach physical circumcision for your son 8 days after his birth is no longer needed which comes from misunderstanding Paul greatly. Do not heed these false teachings, obey YHWH. I cover this issue through page 1. Paul teaches circumcision, he teaches against using circumcision as a means to gain eternal life or to be YHWH's people. Those things take circumcision of the heart.
There are a number of misconceptions dealing with circumcision, such as many in modern Christianity think it's now taught to avoid circumcision, and some even think you're cursed if you do it now. These will be covered on page 1's misconceptions. Use ctrl+f and search for the keyword circumcision/circumcised; .http://hallowedground.webs.com/1lawmisconceptions.htm.
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I am not complete with this study and realization, but feel it is important to mention what I have started to see now in case anyone may need to know soon, and they can look into it for themselves before they go through with something on themselves or their children that is irreversible.
There is evidence that modern circumcision is different than the original circumcision that was commanded by YHWH. I am working on digging up the old documentation on all of this and provide it for the obvious proof, but I don't have it yet.
Modern circumcision is called "periah" circumcision, it is the complete removal of the prepuce covering the Glans(the tip).
In ancient times, there was a circumcision done called "milah" circumcision, and it is claimed to be the real circumcision where you're barely snipped, only useless over hanging skin is snipped off, so, much less is removed, and the risk of complications are not as great as with periah circumcision.
It is said that around the year 140AD that orthodox "rabbi" men, also known as the Pharisees, altered the circumcision from Milah to the modern Periah.
I don't have all of the details yet, but surely if someone is about to be circumcised they would like to hear this warning first.
Let me discuss some obvious points which may be evidence.
Modern circumcision does has benefits in health and hygiene, when you are uncircumcised you have over hanging skin covering the urethra opening at the end of the genitals, this allows bacteria to grow and thrive at the opening which then enters a males body causing infections and sickness with diseases and this even promotes cancers of the prostate and genitals. Though some issues can occur from circumcision technique which are not good for the health, such as not enough skin being left.
Modern circumcision has drawbacks to the sexual use of the male genitals. First off the section of the foreskin that covers the Glans(the tip) is actually a unique part of the male genitals which has a purpose and is like a tight band which is full of nerves which causes sensation. This band which can be looked at as a unique organ is on the tip area, but is not part of the skin which over hangs from the genitals.. Modern circumcision completely removes this band. From the glans(tip) of the penis and out the skin is just normal skin which is possibly evidence from YAH that he never intended for us to snip any more than the over hanging skin since he already planned the world before he had made anything.
Old circumcision, Milah, does not damage this unique band of nerves. YAH has never said anything like a male should not enjoy sex with his wife. So while it is not certain, this may be evidence against modern Circumcision because the band of nerves is something YAH designed as part of the body. A male of course will not want that band of skin removed if it is not required. The less sensation could actually cause problems between a man and his wife in many ways but I won't go there.
Another drawback to the modern circumcision is the Glans(tip) which is also a unique part of the male genitals secretes a lubrication and stays wet when skin is covering it. The modern circumcision completely removes the skin covering the glans causing it to stay permanently dry which also cuts down the sensation greatly.
Not to mention other medical risks and problems that come from Periah circumcision such as the Dr taking too much skin causing the skin to be very tight and when the amount of blood in the genitals changes this can cause pain and even skin ripping.
The Milah circumcision does not remove the skin covering the glans so the glans stays lubricated and wet just as YAH designed it to be, so this may possibly be evidence that Periah circumcision was not intended as well.
Another possible piece of evidence is when a male child is born, it is said the skin covering the glans is fused to the glans.. To perform the modern Periah circumcision men have to force the skin away from the glans before they can perform the Periah circumcision.
I am not sure if YAH would cause the skin to be fused to the glans if he knew it would hinder his will of his people being circumcised. Maybe this is his way of showing us to not take more than the overhanging skin.
So modern Periah has benefits, as well as drawbacks.
The Milah from what I can see has only benefits.
So the main thing comes down to researching the evidence to know if YAH wants Milah or Periah because what matters is not what we want but what he wants. If YAH wants us to, for an example, cut our entire hand off, then that is what we must do without question, but we have a loving Elohim and he does not require something that difficult from us.
Genesis 17:1 "When Abram was ninety-nine years old, YHWH appeared to Abram and said to him, I am El Shaddai, walk before me and be flawless that I may make my covenant between me and you and may multiply you very greatly. Then Abram fell on his face and Elohim said to him, Behold my covenant is with you, and you shall be the father of a multitude of nations, No longer shall your name be called Abram, but your name shall be Abraham, for I have made you the father of a multitude of nations. I will make you exceedingly fruitful, and I will make you into nations, and kings shall come from you. And I will establish my covenant between me and you and your offspring after you throughout their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be Elohim to you and to your offspring after you. And I will give to you and to your offspring after you the land of your sojournings, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession, and I will be their Elohim, and Elohim said to Abraham, As for you, you shall keep my covenant, you and your offspring after you throughout their generations, This is my covenant which you shall keep between me and you and your offspring after you, Every male among you shall be circumcised, And you shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin and it shall be a token of the covenant between me and you. He who is eight days old among you shall be circumcised Every male throughout your generations, whether born in your house or bought with your money from any stranger who is not of your offspring, He that is born in your house, and he that is bought with your money, must be circumcised, and my covenant shall be in your flesh for an everlasting covenant. And the uncircumcised male whose flesh of his foreskin is not circumcised, that soul shall be cut off from his people, he has broken my covenant”
Leviticus 12:2 "Speak to the children of Yisrael saying, If a woman conceives and bears a male child, then she shall be unclean seven days. As at the time of her menstruation, she shall be unclean, On the eighth day the boy is to be circumcised"
Exodus 4:24 "And it came to pass by the way in the inn, that YHWH met him, and sought to kill him. Then Zipporah took a sharp stone, and cut off the foreskin of her son, and cast it at his feet, and said, Surely a bloody husband are you to me. So he let him go, then she said, A bloody husband you are, because of the circumcision"
note; Yahushua the Messiah represented the Passover Exodus 12:48 "If a stranger shall sojourn with you and would keep the Passover to YHWH, let all his males be circumcised. Then he may come near and keep it, he shall be as a native of the land. But no uncircumcised person shall eat of it"
Joshua 5:1 "At that time YHWH said to Joshua, Make flint knives and circumcise the sons of Yisrael a second time, So Joshua made flint knives and circumcised the sons of Yisrael at Gibeath-haaraloth. And this is the reason why Joshua circumcised them, all the males of the people who came out of Egypt, all the men of war, had died in the wilderness on the way after they had come out of Egypt, Though all the people who came out had been circumcised, yet all the people who were born on the way in the wilderness after they had come out of Egypt had not been circumcised, For the people of Yisrael walked forty years in the wilderness, until all the nation, the men of war who came out of Egypt, perished, because they did not obey the voice of YHWH, YHWH swore to them that he would not let them see the land that YHWH had sworn to their fathers to give to us, a land flowing with milk and honey, So it was their children whom he raised up in their place that Joshua circumcised, For they were uncircumcised, because they had not been circumcised on the way. When the circumcising of the whole nation was finished, they remained in their places in the camp until they were healed, And YHWH said to Joshua, Today I have rolled away the reproach of Egypt from you, And so the name of that place is called Gilgal to this day"
Acts 16:3 "Paul wanted Timothy to accompany him, and he took him and circumcised him because of the Yahudim who were in those places, for they all knew that his father was a Greek"
Ezekiel 28:10 "You shall die the death of the uncircumcised by the hand of strangers, for I have spoken, declares Lord YHWH”
Ezekiel 31:18 "To whom are you thus like in glory and in greatness among the trees of Eden? yet shall you be brought down with the trees of Eden to the nether parts of the earth, you shall lie in the middle of the uncircumcised with them that be slain by the sword. This is Pharaoh and all his multitude, declares Lord YHWH"
Ezekiel 44:7 "in bringing in the sons of a foreigner, uncircumcised of heart and uncircumcised of flesh, to be in my sanctuary, profaning my temple, when you offer to me my food, the fat and the blood. You have broken my covenant, in addition to all your abominations"
Ezekiel 44:9 "Thus says Lord YHWH, No son of a foreigner uncircumcised in heart, nor uncircumcised in flesh, shall enter into my sanctuary, of any son of a foreigner that is among the children of Yisrael"
Paul; Romans 3:1 "What advantage then is there in being a Jew, or what value is there in circumcision? Much in every way! First of all, they have been entrusted with the very words of YHWH"