The Times of Israel: An Israel-born genetics scholar from Britain published a study claiming that circumcision of boys increases the risk of cot death, but a prominent Dutch pediatrician has dismissed his findings as “nonsense.”
Eran Elhaik of the University of Sheffield published a study last month stating that the global perseverance of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS, and non-medical circumcision of very young boys “are strongly and significantly correlated.”
The study is titled “Adversarial childhood events are associated with Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.” more …
Opinion: Try not to be shocked to learn that Eran Elhaik, is a secular Jew.
Let me explain.
My first challenge in researching Antichrist: The Search for Amalek was to find out why Scripture is silent about the circumcisions of Jacob and Esau, especially after God’s command to Abraham:
Then God said to Abraham, “As for you, you must keep my covenant,you and your descendants after you for the generations to come. This is my covenant with you and your descendants after you, the covenant you are to keep: Every male among you shall be circumcised. You are to undergo circumcision, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and you.” Genesis 27:9-11
Those three verses are a line in the sand. Do it and receive the covenant. If you read down to verse 14 to you will see the warning:
“Any uncircumcised male, who has not been circumcised in the flesh, will be cut off from his people; he has broken my covenant.”
I searched and searched but could not find a reason why Jacob and Esau’s circumcision was not there, while Ishmael’s was (Genesis 17:26). One day a Google search took me to a gigantic work called: “The Legend of the Jews” by the late Rabbi Louis Ginzberg, a Talmudic (extra biblical) writings scholar.
What I found stunned me.
“Jacob was born under the sign of covenant called aposthia, which
the medical dictionary defines as to be born without a prepuce, or
To be born circumcised was regarded as the privilege of the
saints, from Adam, “who was made in the image of God,” and
Moses to Zerubbabel… Uncircumcision, being considered a blemish,
circumcision was to remove it and to render Abraham and his
Esau: On account of his ruddy appearance he [Esau]
remained uncircumcised. Isaac, his father, feared
that it [his ruddy appearance] was due to poor circulation
of the blood, and he hesitated to perform
the circumcision. He decided to wait until Esau
should attain his thirteenth year, the age at which
Ishmael had received the sign of the covenant. But
when Esau grew up, he refused to give heed to his
father’s wish, and so he was left uncircumcised.”
I know what you are thinking because Editor, my wife, thought the same thing: Extra biblical writings are not the inspired word of God.
Psalm 78:5-11, however, gives credibility to Jewish extra-Biblical writings:
“For He established a testimony in Jacob,
And appointed a law in Israel,
Which He commanded our fathers,
That they should make them known to their children;
6 That the generation to come might know them,
The children who would be born,
That they may arise and declare them to their children,
7 That they may set their hope in God,
And not forget the works of God,
But keep His commandments;
8 And may not be like their fathers,
A stubborn and rebellious generation,
A generation that did not [c]set its heart aright,
And whose spirit was not faithful to God.”
Banning circumcision has been the cause célèbre of every Antichrist figure since Esau.