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By Nina E. Livesey

via a close assessment of remedies of circumcision within the fundamental authors of the second one century BCE to the 1st century CE, Nina E. Livesey demonstrates that there's no universal or universally famous which means for the Jewish ceremony of circumcision. The that means of circumcision is contingent upon its literary context. The energy of this quantity is in its exact textual research of circumcision, getting to the nuances inside every one text's therapy of circumcision. while, it offers plentiful facts of every author's unrestricted use of the ceremony of circumcision. historic authors hired the time period freely and in a couple of literary senses, as a literal ceremony, in a metaphoric experience, and as a metonym to confer meanings in this ceremony. a last bankruptcy offers a short historical past of the translation of circumcision in the Christian culture laying off mild on its knowing from the second one century to the current era.

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