Circumcision! Now that’s a word that will get every man to squirm! I’ve been reading through Leviticus slowly and have been picking up on several of the unique laws that were put into place. I already went over some of the dietary laws in my blog named Clean versus Unclean food – why? a few days back, so here is some info on the circumcision time frame.
I had heard before that God knows everything, and He knew that if you circumcised before day 8 the child would have a greater risk of not having proper blood clotting. That’s really all I heard. After the 7th day, blood clotting worked best, so wait till then, or as God put it to the Israelites, “On the 8th day, circumcise the boy!” This was simply not enough info to satisfy my hunger for knowledge. Soooo, I did a little searching, and found this website that provides a bit more info a few paragraphs down. It even has a graph!
Enjoy the free research and the jolt to your brain after you read it and now have more knowledge!