And this confirms the explanation of Will S.
It is often assumed that Abrahams blessing upon the word also applies to Ishmael, the fabled father of Mohamad. This morning I was reading Genesis 17 & 21. It recounts the story of Abraham’s covenant with God and His command for circumcision to be the sign of the covenant between them.
Gen 17:11 You must cut off the flesh of your foreskin as a sign of the covenant between me and you.
12 From generation to generation, every male child must be circumcised on the eighth day after his birth. This applies not only to members of your family but also to the servants born in your household and the foreign-born servants whom you have purchased.
13 All must be circumcised. Your bodies will bear the mark of my everlasting covenant.
14 Any male who fails to be circumcised will be cut off from the covenant family for breaking the…
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