History of male circumcision
Various reasons have been given for the adoption of circumcision as a practice in different cultures around the world. The oldest documentary evidence for circumcision comes from ancient Egypt. Circum...
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Primacy of Simon Peter
Primacy of Simon Peter, also known as Petrine primacy (from the Latin Petrus for "Peter"), is the position of preeminence that is attributed to the Apostle Peter among the Twelve Apostles.It is to be ...
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Circumcision and law
There exist laws restricting or regulating circumcision, some dating back to ancient times. In a number of modern states, circumcision is presumed to be legal, but under certain circumstances, more g...
Forced circumcision
Forced circumcision most commonly refers to the circumcision of a male who has not given his consent. The vast majority of circumcisions, albeit non-violent, are done to male neonates and children, wh...
Ridged band
The ridged band is a band of highly innervated wrinkly skin toward the end of the foreskin. The term ridged is used to describe the area instead of the more commonly used term "wrinkled". It has, espe...
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Frenulum of prepuce of penis
The word frenulum on its own is often used for the frenulum of prepuce of penis, which is an elastic band of tissue under the glans penis that connects to the prepuce, or foreskin, to the vernal mucos...
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Zipporah at the inn
Zipporah at the inn is the name given to an episode alluded to in three verses of Exodus. It is one of the more unusual, curious, and much-debated passages of the Pentateuch.
The verses in quest...
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Ethics of circumcision
Male circumcision involves the irreversible excision of genital tissue from the human body.This, in addition to some studies which indicate that the foreskin and frenulum perform certain physiological...
Circumcision of Jesus
The circumcision of Jesus is an event from the life of Jesus according to the Gospel of Luke, which states in verse 2:21 that Jesus was circumcised eight days after his birth (traditionally January 1)...
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Intact America
Intact America is a registered non-governmental Intactivist (pro-intact or anti-infant circumcision) organization created in 2008 to advance the view that the circumcision of non-consenting minors is ...
Circumcision controversy in early Christianity
The Early Christian Council of Jerusalem did not include religious male circumcision as a requirement for new gentile converts. This became known as the "Apostolic Decree" and may be one of the first ...
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History of the Jews in the Roman Empire
The history of the Jews in the Roman Empire traces the interaction of Jews and Romans during the period of the Roman Empire (27 BC – AD 476). Jews, primarily from the Middle East, and Ancient Romans, ...
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Brit rechitzah
Brit Rechitzah is an alternative ceremony to Brit milah performed by progressive Jews who are opposed to circumcision as a blood ritual. It is often a part of the liturgy of ceremonies such as Brit sh...
Brit shalom (naming ceremony)
Brit shalom (Hebrew: ברית שלום‎ ("covenant of peace"), also called alternative brit (or bris in Yiddish and Ashkenazi Hebrew), brit ben, brit chayim or brit tikkun is a naming ceremony for newbo...
Phimosis
Phimosis (/fɪˈmoʊsɨs/ or /faɪˈmoʊsɨs/), from the Greek phimos (φῑμός ["muzzle"]), is a condition of the penis where the foreskin cannot be fully retracted over the glans penis. The term may also refer...
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Pauline Christianity
Pauline Christianity is the Christianity associated with the beliefs and doctrines espoused by Paul the Apostle through his writings. Most of Christianity relies heavily on these teachings and conside...
Circumcision controversies
Male circumcision has often been, and remains, the subject of controversy on a number of grounds—including religious, ethical, sexual, and health.The Ancient Greeks and Romans valued the foreski...
Circumcision controversies - Wikipedia
Doctors Opposing Circumcision
Doctors Opposing Circumcision (DOC) is an American tax-exempt, non-profit, educational, non-governmental organization (NGO), which is registered under Section 501c3 of the Internal Revenue Code. DOC i...
NORM-UK
NORM-UK is an English-registered charity concerned with health of the human genitals, with particular focus on the foreskin and matters related to circumcision. It provides information about conservat...
Council of Jerusalem
Council of Jerusalem (or Apostolic Conference) is a name applied by historians and theologians to a Christian Apostolic Age council that was held in Jerusalem and dated to around the year 50 AD. It is...
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Paul of Tarsus and Judaism
The relationship between Paul the Apostle and Second Temple Judaism continues to be the subject of much scholarly research, as it is thought that Paul played an important role in the relationship betw...
Paul of Tarsus and Judaism - Wikipedia
Circumcision and HIV
Epidemiological studies have been conducted to investigate the relationship between male circumcision and HIV infection. The WHO and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) stated that...
Edgar Schoen
Dr. Edgar J. Schoen (born c. 1925 in New York) is an American physician, who works as a Clinical Professor in Pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco, and held the position of Chair ...
National Organization of Circumcision Information Resource Centers
NOCIRC (National Organization of Circumcision Information Resource Centers) is an educational nonprofit organization headquartered in California and with centers in other countries. Its goal is to se...
Christian views on the old covenant
The "Old Covenant", also referred to as the Mosaic covenant, the Law of Moses, divine law, Biblical law or God's Law, refers to the religious law codified in the first five books (Pentateuch) of the O...
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Hasmonean Kingdom
The Hasmonean dynasty (/ˌhæzməˈniːən/ ; Hebrew: חשמונאים‎, Ḥashmona'im) was the ruling dynasty of Judea and surrounding regions during Classical antiquity. Between c. 140 BC and c. ...
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Circumcision in the Bible
Religious male circumcision generally occurs shortly after birth, during childhood or around puberty as part of a rite of passage. Circumcision is most prevalent in the religions of Judaism and Islam....
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Smegma
Smegma (Greek smēgma, "soap") is a combination of exfoliated (shed) epithelial cells, transudated skin oils, and moisture. It occurs in both female and male mammalian genitalia.
Both sexes can pro...
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Balanitis
Balanitis (/bæləˈnaɪtɪs/; from the Greek βάλανος (balanos "acorn") is inflammation of the glans penis. When the foreskin is also affected, it is termed balanoposthitis.Balanitis on boys still in diape...
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