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ABRAHAM AGAINST CIRCUMCISION, A FORMIDABLE BIBLICAL BREAKTHROUGHMichel Hervé Navoiseau-Bertaux Salem-News.com
In the very first Covenant (Gen 15), young Abram obtained from "God" the abolition of circumcision. In the Covenant of Genesis 17, "God" FORCED circumcision upon old Abram!
(PARIS, France) - After the staggering breakthrough that Moses's Second Commandment forbids circumcision, which Salem-News published in 2008:
Sigismond received the support of Professor Thomas Römer, the tenant of the chair Biblical circles of the Collège de France, the highest French academic institution:
"..., you are right asserting that Gn 17 presents another vision of circumcision than Gn 15 or the Deuteronomy. The "lay" writers were seemingly less interested by this practice, and even opposed to it. The expression "circumcision of the heart" might even contain a polemic stand against "circumcision of the flesh."
Put on the way by the distinguished exegete who makes Moses a forerunner of Saint Paul, Sigismond could make a second discovery that, through reinterpreting Genesis 15 then Genesis 17, removes that contradiction, often used by opponents of circumcision to say that Genesis 17 would be a posterior, unauthentic addition to the Bible. We are going to see that it is nothing of the sort.
"I shall maintain my Alliance with you,..." (17: 2)
alludes to Genesis 15 that is definitely the first Covenant between the "Eternal" and Abram:
"On that day, the Eternal concluded a pact with Abram, saying: "I granted your race this land, - from the stream of Egypt until the great river, the Euphrate river... " (Genesis 15: 18)
It is made in Egypt and the matter is neither exile to the land of Canaan, neither shortening Abram's and his people's penises, nor lengthening his name.
Both findings back upon that, extraordinary, by Egyptologists Messod and Roger Sabbah, , which they strengthen: the Jews are an Egyptian sect banished with its chief Moses to a former Egyptian colony to conquer again, because of its monotheism (and abandonment of circumcision that, at the beginning, they considered a pagan custom). The Sabbah brothers showed that Abraham was the Pharaoh Akhenaton (Amenophis IV) and that "God" was the regent Ay (Adonay, the Joseph of the Bible), become Pharaoh after Akhenaton's death. Moses (who became Ramses 1st – Ra-Mesou – at the death of Ay) took up the torch of monotheism and was an adversary of circumcision. He forbade it his whole life long and only after his death was it reestablished in Gilgal.
However, a few hundred years later, in the jails of Babylon, the Jews had to stop the practice of circumcision again because it was a custom of the Egyptians, the worst enemies of the Assyrians. Employing a coded language and changing names and dates so that Nebuchadnezzar could not guess that they originated in Egypt, they wrote the Bible in order to distinguish themselves from the Egyptians and make the Assyrians believe that the Egyptians had imposed circumcision on them by force, which is a true false lie, as we shall see.
But let us come back to the origins, to chapter 15 of Genesis:
"I am the Eternal, who took you out of Our-Kasdim, to give you this country as a legacy(*)." He answered: "God-Eternal, how shall I know that I inherit it?" He told him: "Prepare a three years old heifer, a three years old goat, a three years old ram, a turtledove and a young dove for me." Abram took all these animals, divided each one of them by the middle, and put each half in front of the other, but he did not divide the birds. Birds of prey swooped down on the bodies; Abram put them to flight." (15, 7-11)
It must be interpreted like Judaic rituals, feast meal menus for instance, that use every opportunity as a pretext to symbolically recall the law. In a colourful way, indecipherable by the Assyrians, it tells the very first Covenant between young Abram and his Lord. Putting birds apart alludes to their absence of foreskin so that the non-splitting of the birds and the splitting of the other animals symbolizes circumcision. Similarly, the abolition of the sacrifice of the elder son (Isaac) to the God-Pharaoh, another old Egyptian custom, was replaced by the sacrifice of a ram (M. and R. Sabbah).
So, the first Covenant abolishes circumcision and substitutes an animal sacrifice for the human one. Through cutting other animals than birds into two equal parts and taking care that they should remain on display for the people, Abram expresses his horror of the barbarity of both sex sexual mutilation practised in Egypt. He testifies of the importance he grants the integrity of the human body and gives an olfactory image of the disgust that these barbarous customs inspire him with.
Of course Akhenaton-Abraham was not born in Ur but in the royal palace of Thebes, the capital of Egypt. The Hebrews invented that lie in order to obtain their liberation through making the Assyrians believe that they originated in Assyria.
Abram, very religious, was not interested in ruling Egypt. He had left the power to the Regent Ay who had become the "Lord" and "God" of the country. Then, Abram's heresy was provoking disorders. Genesis 17 counts the setting of circumcision back into practice by Ay, upon children in order to avoid all resistance. Abram was forced to obey him but a strong resistance developed within the people because the circumcision of babies in doubtful hygiene conditions provoked numerous deaths. The Sabbah brothers state that it was the tenth plague. So, after Abram’s death, in order to be able to follow their beliefs in peace, the heretics, under Moses's commandment, preferred to leave Egypt and their city of Akhetaton.
So, the Sabbah brothers exposed the biggest lie of the Bible: that or a circumcision by divine right. No God ever came and challenge human identity. A tyrant alone could ever imagine such an abomination. Only mentally sick persons can pretend the contrary.
This finding and that about the Second Commandment strongly relativize circumcision as a fundamental of Judaism. The great lesson to draw from this new interpretation of the Book of Genesis is that original, authentic Judaism was born in reaction to circumcision.
'Thou shalt not circumcise', The 2nd Commandment abolishes circumcision
A Biblical breakthrough : Moses' son forcibly circumcised
 Römer T. Personal correspondence. 2010.
 cf. the 20 September 2000 front page of Le Figaro.
 Sabbah M. and R. The secrets of the Exodus. London: Thorsons Ltd; 2002. New York: Helios press; 2004.
(*) rather than "possession" in the translation from Hebrew by the French Rabbinate, according to American rabbis who so bring a new argument to the Sabbah brothers' thesis that Abram was the son of the Pharaoh Amenophis III. The sacrifice symbolizes the maintenance obligation that the Pharaoh asks Abram in exchange of a land that is not the land of Canaan but an Egyptian land: the city of Akhetaton.
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