Circumcision - EasyEnglish Bible Dictionary

EasyEnglish homepage | Bible Dictionary index

Easy English definition for 'circumcision':

circumcision ~ (A) ~ to cut off the skin from the end of the sex part of a boy or man. For Jews it was a mark to show that the man agreed to obey God.

circumcision ~ (A) ~ to cut off the skin from the end of the sex part of a boy or man; for Israelites it was a mark to show that a man agreed to obey the things that God wants him to do; a mark of a good and clean spirit .

circumcision ~ (B) ~ act of removing end part of skin from the male sex organ; a sign of God's agreement with Israel.

circumcision ~ (B) ~ to cut off the loose skin from the end of the sex part of a boy or man; for Israelites it was a proof that a man agreed to obey God's laws; a sign of a pure/good spirit.

More information: 'circumcision' in the Bible (from over 100 free online books). Our level (A) definitions are simpler than level (B).

The EasyEnglish project is writing a translation of the Bible in simple English. Use this link to read our Bible Study Commentaries.

1999-2005, Wycliffe Associates (UK)