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Why the LORD wasn't angry when Joshua's generation failed to be circumcised on the 8th day?

After the Israelites crossed the Jordan but prior to invading Jericho, the LORD told Joshua: "Make flint knives and circumcise this second generation of Israelites." (Josh 5:2) Josh 5:5 ...
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What is the symbolic significance of performing circumcision on the "8th day"? [duplicate]

In Leviticus 12:3 what was the symbolic significance of choosing the eighth day after birth for the time of circumcision? [Lev 12:3 KJV] (3) And in the eighth day the flesh of his foreskin shall ...
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In John 7:23, which law is not broken—circumcision or the Sabbath?

John 7:23 23 If a man receives circumcision on the Sabbath so that the Law of Moses will not be broken, are you angry with Me because I made an entire man well on the Sabbath? NASB, ©1995 Is it ...
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What is the meaning of the Comparison of Circumcision and Healing

In John 7:22 we can read the following: Moses therefore gave unto you circumcision; (not because it is of Moses, but of the fathers;) and ye on the sabbath day circumcise a man. (KJV) This happens ...
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Does the KJV mistranslate Exodus 4:20?

Exodus 4:20 KJV 20 And Moses took his wife and his sons, and set them upon an ass, and he returned to the land of Egypt: and Moses took the rod of God in his hand. Is "sons" plural a ...
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Questions about circumcision

According to the Abrahamic covenant, what did the circumcision procedure actually entail? Did they just cut off the tip and did they use anaesthesia (Genesis 2:21 seems to reveal knowledge about this)?...
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What is meant by "freedom in Christ" and "slavery" in Galatians 2:4?

Galatians 2:1-5 (ESV): Then after fourteen years I went up again to Jerusalem with Barnabas, taking Titus along with me. 2 I went up because of a revelation and set before them (though privately ...
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Two questions from Joshua 5:1-9

Joshua 5:1-9 (NIV), 1 Now when all the Amorite kings west of the Jordan and all the Canaanite kings along the coast heard how the Lord had dried up the Jordan before the Israelites until they had ...
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The subtle change in meaning of "The Circumcision" in ESV Ephesians 2:11

Most translations use quotes around "the circumcision", (NIV, NASB, NRSV, HCBS). i.e. NIV: Therefore, remember that formerly you who are Gentiles by birth and called “uncircumcised” by those who ...
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How to understand John Gill's comment on Acts 15:1?

KJV Acts 15 : 1 And certain men which came down from Judaea taught the brethren, and said, Except ye be circumcised after the manner of Moses, ye cannot be saved. John Gill when commenting on the ...
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Was it the same group of circumcision in Acts 15:1 and 5?

After preaching the gospel at Antioch it is said there arose a group from Judaea disputing with Paul and Barnabus about circumcision KJV Acts 15 : 1 And certain men which came down from Judaea taught ...
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Christians don't circumcise their flesh, because baptism circumcised their flesh?

Based on the following verses - Are Christians required to circumcise their flesh or not? - "Paul" (Παῦλον) seems to contradict himself regarding circumcision. Colossians 2:11 "[11] and ...
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Are there other O.T. commandments that experienced a similar "spiritual reinterpretation" as circumcision in the N.T.? [closed]

Circumcision in the O.T. was a commandment that was carried out in a physical fashion. Males had to undergo a literal, physical circumcision of their foreskin. However, in the New Testament the ...
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Circumcision and the Head of Goliath

In 1 Samuel 17:46, David taunts the Philistine giant saying, "This day the Lord will deliver you into my hands, and I’ll strike you down and cut off your head." And sure enough, when he defeats the ...
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Circumcision: for Seed or Seeds? [closed]

There is something I am not understanding. For a little while now I thought that the reason we did not have to be circumcised was because circumcision belonged only to "the [fleshly] descendants" of ...