Benefits Of Circumcision

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Originated through religious practice circumcision has become widely debated over hygienic and aesthetic choices. The first recordings of circumcision in historical context was Abraham with his pact with God with God saying “ This is my covenant, which ye shall keep, between me and you and thy seed after thee; Every man child among you shall be circumcised. And ye shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin; and it shall be a token of the covenant betwixt me and you. And he that is eight days old shall be circumcised among you, every man child in your generations, he that is born in the house, or bought with money of any stranger, which is not of thy seed. He that is born in thy house, and he that is bought with thy money, must needs be…show more content…
According to Bleeding in a Newborn by Andrea Musgrove Thornley, MT(ASCP); newborns do not have sufficient vitamin K productions to produce prothrombin that then produces throbian being that allows for coagulation until about the fifth day or sixth. Possibly knowing this Jews subsequently started circumcising on the 8th day to allow for the child to be able to have coagulants and not bleed out. With this knowledge of medical ideas as far back as 2000 BC circumcision itself has many practical benefits throughout in the entirety of history in regards to hygiene even to this…show more content…
The most common in those who practice circumcision has been Abrahamic religions as seen throughout history. Egyptian mummies and those in the near East have also been found to be circumcised. The findings of other peoples other than Jewish and certain sects of religious groups show that it’s not just purely religious. The Old Testament (The Torah) is known to have highly advanced ideas thousands of years before their scientific revolutions. Such as the idea of the spread of disease and the quarantine of the sick. Leviticus 45-46 stating “Anyone with such a defiling disease must wear torn clothes, let their hair be unkempt, cover the lower part of their face and cry out, ‘Unclean! Unclean!’ As long as they have the disease they remain unclean. They must live alone; they must live outside the camp.”. Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy all talk about infectious diseases and the ways to stop the spread of them along with the ways to diagnose them. With this it shows that practice the circumcision itself though a pact with God is not only that pact but also medically knowledgeable with other significant advancements of medicine through Jews
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